High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Sep 15 1974, Page 51

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 15, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Cid weaving House restored at museum by Ven Call Vuk n Enterprise stat writer ibo Hundred years ago there weren t any sophisticated machines in High Polit spewing out textiles and hosiery. Iii fact 200 years ago there Wasny to a City called High Point for the area it now encompasses was scarcely popular d and any machines engaged in the production of apparel were most primitive a looms spinning wheels and the like. Nov standing among the structures at the High Point museum Complex is a Bunting constructed 200 years ago probably toe oldest surviving building Here. When it is restored looms spinning wheels and other devices for running modern textile machinery will be installed. The building sometimes known As the Phillip Hoggett someplace will then become the weaving House and will commemorate one of the industries upon which High Point was founded. Originally located on w. Rotary drive the building was donated to the High Point historical Assn. By the Richard Kellam family. The restoration is being financed by the family of the late r. Mrs. Fred Browning cleans clock Edith Ruth helps prepare display staff photo by us tint Amos a prominent textile executive. Whether or not a Man named Phillip Hoggett built or even lived in the rude log Structure cannot now be substantiated. Of he did though it is fairly certain he never used the building exclusively tor weaving. Moreover it s probably Safe to say that at no Point in the buildings history was set aside solely for the manufacture of textiles. Here is where the historical ass which is responsible for the restoration is perhaps departing from the record. But the departure is slight. Since weaving was a common Home occupation during the 18th Century it s a Safe bet there was someone at least dabbling in the production of cloth inside the mud seamed dwelling. When the restoration is finished the weaving House will he designated an a outbuilding Quot that so outbuilding a mrs. Ann Andrews who serves As president of the historical Assn., is Quick to emphasize. A and not the main building to which the weaving House will be an accessory is the Haley House it was restored and opened to the Public in 1969. Later a Blacksmith shop originally located 16 Miles from Here was secured and moved to the museum Complex As tile first outbuilding. How much longer w ill the restoration of the weaving House take a it should have been finished by this october or november but the weather slowed us up Quot says mrs. Andrews. A and when you get into restoration you never know How Long it s going to take because you never know what you re going to run Sam English the 69-year-old curator of restorations for the High Point museum is supervising the project lie s been working on it Over a year Ever since the House was moved to the museum site on Lexington Avenue in August 1973. The work to Date has been painstaking. He Aims to restore the House to the Way it looked in the 18th Century and to eliminate any a improvements Quot made to it since. For instance there Are fireplaces standing at either end of the oldest building in High Point will become museum s weaving House staff photo try Mark Austin the High Point Enterprise sunday morning september is 1974. Section d Structure. The Chimney of one was fashioned of Stone but about Halfway up. The stones Gateway to Brick after careful examination of the entire building. English determined that the Brick portion was unquestionably a late addition. He surmised that an earthquake that hit this area 90 years ago May have toppled the upper portion of the Stone Chimney. Expediently the owner at the time rebuilt the fallen part with plentiful Brick. Inside the House. English encountered a perplexing problem about the Mantle pieces Over the two fireplaces. The mantles that were in the House when it was moved were of decidedly recent Vintage he removed them then he started ripping out panelling finding nails that could t be Over 50 years old. I covering other layers he reached a Point where there were no More Nail holes he there upon made a most in be of on 2d school aide volunteers win Praise More needed by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer a i in crazy about them. They re Able to do marvelous things with the children. They re invaluable to these comments by Emma Padgett principal at Shady Rook school Are typical of principals of elementary schools Here when they talk about the volunteers who help teachers in their schools one or two Days a week. The formal Volunteer program in High Point elementary schools is entering its fifth year and from every front comes reports that indicate the program is Here to stay. The program was formalized in the 1969-70 school year under the sponsorship of the Junior league. Prior to that time volunteers had worked from time to time in some of the schools but not in any organized sort of Way. At the end of the last year the number of volunteers in the schools had risen to about 150, and nearly All of the elementary schools were being served. This year the program has been turned Over to the Pat Council and the new director promises that the program will continue to grow and become even More effective. Lisa Brooks mrs. Carolyn Jordon third grader learns at Mon lieu photo by Sonny Heoy Ecock Here s How to Volunteer for program persons wishing to Volunteer for one hour or More a week As a teacher s aide May do so by contacting the principal of the school in which they would like to teach or one of the school coordinators. Following is a list of coordinators for the various schools a Brentwood elementary mrs. Donna Cranford of 321 Nathan Hunt or. A Fairview mrs. Harold White of 510 Hayworth Circle a Johnson Street mrs. Jack Jeffords of 1506 Wendover dr., and mrs. Rod Wiwik of 505 Birchwood or. A Kirkman Park mrs. Ralph Harper of 813 Willow place a Mon lieu. Mrs. Larry Peters of 1702 Carolina it a Northwood. Mrs. It. B Godfrey of 1215 Kensington dr., and mrs Don Jennings of 1411 w Ells or. A Oak View mrs. Dick san Iota of 3017 Welling Ford a Parkview Village mrs. Calvin Bradshaw of 1420 Madison ave. A Shady Rook mrs. Ronald Stevens of 829 Briarwood a Tomlinson mrs Robert Garland of 806 Ferndale who is also director of the citywide program for the Pat Council and mrs William Michal of 1016 Wellington. Oak Hill school does not yet have a coordinator but mrs. Garland said that new principal Troy Davis is expected to have one appointed in the near future. It is the policy of the Junior league to initiate such programs and once they Are Well founded and on the Road to continued Success to turn them Over to Allied organizations the Pat Council is in the process of reorganizing the operations of the program to the extent that each elementary school will have a coordinator. In past years there has been Only one coordinator serving the entire school system. Director of the program is mrs. Robert Garland who also doubles As one of the two coordinators at Tomlinson elementary school. Mrs. Garland said that All but one of the elementary schools already have one or More coordinators appointed and that several of the schools already have volunteers working with children. A but we need More she said. Quot we had 155 at the end of the last school year and most of them Are Back with us. But i d like to see a lot More Quot mrs. Garland said. As part of the recruiting process workshops have been scheduled for next week and in october to train both old and new volunteers. A workshop will be held thursday sept. 9 for volunteers with prior experience in the program. Another will be held oct. 17 for new volunteers. Both workshops will be held at Mon lieu Avenue elementary school beginning at 7 p m. Volunteers Are used primarily to help students in the language arts Reading and math. The Volunteer works under the close guidance of the teacher and for the most part her work is done in a one on one situation a we take the children into the Halls into Little cubby holes wherever space can be found to be alone with the student Quot mrs Garland explained a most kids respond Well and Many of them regard it As a Reward when they receive the special she continued volunteers Are asked to give at least one hour a week in the Grade level of their Choice and on the Day of the week of their Choice. Seven give up to eight or to hours. Mrs. Garland said. A i d like to see us reach at least 250 hours volunteers this year Quot she said. A we need them Wilton c. Hawkins principal at Tomlinson agrees. A a we be had unusual Success with the program Quot he said. Quot it seems like we have More that Are willing to help out than some schools but i think it is a great program. A it helps not Only the child who is being worked with. But allows the teacher to devote additional time to needed areas Quot he said a any child even the gifted one can run into trouble sometime and then it is Nice to be Able to give the help that they need thai is what the volunteers permit us to do a he concluded. Mrs. Garland said that it is anticipated that volunteers will also play an important role in the new program tor gifted children expected to be started this fall. Sixth graders at Shady Rook Volunteer mrs. Clara Mcpherson Center and teacher mrs. Peggy Clansman help sixth Grade students during special instructional session at Shady Rook elementary school volunteers most Otten can be found wot King on a one to one basis but also Are used in cooperation with the teacher when the situation so requires. Photo by Xii Eddie Evans Daisy win key heading work at Tomlinson

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