High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Sep 16 1976, Page 29

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 16, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Water sewer director Myers by in / Vav x i a. A Quot Vvs a a Evv v x x \ a v a a v or v v a a Vamp a v. J a a i Jeff \ a a r v5r<l-A&Gtf&Gtwo / a v a a a a. Yvo \ \ v f a v r a a \ a a x i a x Quot i j r k x x a a v a to a r a /1 us drink for the spider raindrops on this Fine web Are evidence that even the spiders have benefited from showers in this area recently. That is assuming of course that spiders drink water. It May be significant that the spider was absent when the picture was taken. A not of by Sonny Hedgecock in Thomasville City school enrolment shows smaller decrease by Phil Speaks Enterprise staff writer Thomasville decreases in enrolment the City schools have been experiencing since 1972 seem to have levelled off this year schools supt. Derwood Huneycutt said this week that is not to say that the system has posted any real gains for this year however when considering Only the number of elementary and secondary students. Huneycutt said. Thomasville schools lost another to students this year last year the total enrolment for High and elementary schools was 3,048 compared to 3.030 for the first to Days of this school year one Bright spot for the system this year was in the first grades according to figures for 10th Day enrolment the number of first graders increased by to per cent Over last year a this was the Only real Hefti Escutt said. A the rest of the grades remained much the the picture improves however when the number of children attending kindergarten c lasses is considered. When the figures for kindergarten students registered Are included the system not Only ceases to show a decline in students but actually posts a gain of 18 pupils Over 1975. From 1972 to 1976 the school system posted a loss of 370 students. Huneycutt said based on figures showing declines for those years. Huneycutt said the state last take stereo radios burglars enter House vehicles one House break in and three car break ins were reported wednesday to High Point police. Kathryn Joann Albergo of Finch Street said that a stereo tape player speakers recorder and set of headphones were taken from her Home after the Glass in a Back door was broken there was no value Given on the missing stereo equipment three persons reported citizen s band radios taken from their vehicles dreg w Baker of Miami. Fla., said a $135 radio was taken from his vehicle parked at High Point College Robert Earl Williams of Olga Street said a $120 radio was taken from his vehicle parked at Home and Hosea Eugene Trimnal of Jay place said his radio was taken from his car parked at Casey a tackle shop on e Fairfield Road. Theresa Lynn Waldon of Cook Street said her Wallet containing $5. Was taken front a filing Cabinet at Griffin Junior High school. She said she came into her room and found a 15-year-old girl student there. She said she asked what she was doing and she dropped the Wallet on the desk. Is. Waldon said the girl told her she was returning the Wallet for the person who took it. Siroos Shini Zoudeh of Westchester key apts reported his $146 bicycle Luggage rack and lock and Chain stolen from outside his apartment. Police wednesday arrested the seventh suspect in the aug 20 robbery at Arthurs pharmacy on s. Main Street. Rodney Zenas Wilbanks. 26, was charged with armed robbery and conspiracy to commit a felony. Other arrests included James Donald Jackson 24, of Senica sc., Auto theft James m. Bean jr., 39. Of Lakeshore drive assault by pointing a gun and Talmadge Gladden 49, of West Avenue parole violation Darrell Gossett of route i reported to Guilford county sheriff s deputies wednesday that someone pried open the Kitchen door to ins Home and then took a television set police scanner and a fire radio value $575rain did t help too much by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer the rain which fell on the High Point area Over the past few Days really a did no to help too much As far As increasing the level of water in the City a lakes Ralph Myers water and sewer dept director said today. Myers said the City did gain 1.5 inches of water in its Oak hollow Lake As a result of the rain and that More water should be arriving since the streams Are up somewhat from their Levels before the rain. As it stands today Myers said the Oak hollow Lake is 20.5 inches below the Crest of the dam and the smaller City Lake is being maintained at eight inches below the Crest of the dam. The City Myers said is a still in pretty Good shape As far As its water Supply is concerned. Although the rain which fell tuesday and wednesday did not fully replenish the City a lakes it did bring enough moisture to soak into the soil and prepare it for fall planting of Small Grain and pastures Guilford county farm Extension director John Crawford said today. Crawford said the rain came too late to help crops now in the Fields and that there was t enough moisture Tor replenish the water in soil which has been dry since july. The county a really needs a lot More rain a Crawford said. The High Point area received .72 inches of rainfall according to officials at the Kivett drive filter Plant where the City measures rainfall. The National weather service reported 81 of an Inch fell at the nearby regional Airport and officials in Randolph county said three quarters of an Inch fell there. The less than an Inch which dropped on High Point compared to the 295 inches which fell on Hickory and the 2.85 inches which fell at Charlotte. The Raleigh Durham area received 1.86 inches and the Chapel Hill area got 1.40 inches to help relieve critical drought conditions there. The Outlook is for possible showers today and tonight and for partly Cloudy skies Friday and Clear weather saturday. The National weather service said there is a 30 per cent Chance for rain today and tonight and a 20 per cent Chance on Friday. The rain which did fall boosted the Overall rainfall for the year slightly but still left it far behind the Normal level the National weather service said the area has received 19.07 inches thus far compared to a Normal rain see rain on 5d Council puts liquor Issue on nov. 2 election ballot dry forces fail in card Challenge i Enterprise. Infill Point year projected the system this year would enrol Only 3,-100 students. As a result of that projection he said the state took away six teachers from the system since City schools exceeded the projections by 110 students however Huneycutt already has regained one teacher and expects to employ another first Grade and kindergarten teacher. Total enrolment in the system reached 3.210 this year including kindergarten losses from grades one through 12 a six tenths of one per cent this year a do not seem so great when compared with the period 1972 to 1976 during those years the City system averaged losing about nine per cent of enrolment recorded in 1971 for grades one through 12 the system should not Post any further losses for the next four or five years Huneycutt said according to state projections those entering first Grade and kindergarten for that period should eliminate any decline in schools enrolment. Huneycutt said car hits pole Driver injured Sharon Teresa Sykes of Westchester drive was slightly injured today at 6 to a in when her car skidded in a curve on wic Kliff Avenue at Westchester ran off the Road and hit a Utility pole Edgar Dewitt Banks 35, of Atlanta and Bonnie Stephen Mitchell 32, of Circle drive were injured wednesday at 6 57 a in when their cars collided on English Road at Lindsay Street. Banks was charged with a traffic Light violation. By Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer despite action by the High Point City Council to put the liquor Issue on the nov. 2 general election ballot doubt remained today whether the citizens for a Christian action would seek to Block that referendum through court action. Rev. Robert Clegg whose group lost in an attempt to Challenge 220 printed names on the citizens for a better High Point referendum cards said after the Council decision he did not know yet if the Cha would seek an injunction to Stop the referendum on the grounds the cards Are ambiguous and Don t represent a valid petition. The Council action came after mayor Roy Culler read a letter from Guilford county Board of elections chairman Patrick Adams saying 3,967 signatures had been certified on the cards calling for a referendum on the Issue of bringing an Abc store to High Point. That number represented More than the 15 per cent of registered voters needed to instruct the Counch to schedule the vote. No sooner had councilman Archie Myatt made the motion to put the liquor store referendum on the nov. 2 ballot however than Clegg Rose to say he understood a from an elections Board employee Quot that a no less than 150 of the cards submitted do not have a signature but have a printed Clegg went on to ask for the City Council not to include those cards since the instructions on the card called for a signature not a printed name. Although the Council voted unanimously in favor of Myatts motion. Culler agreed to allow Clegg four Cha members and three representatives of the citizens for a better High Point to examine the submitted cards in a conference room to determine How Many contained painted names that count revealed 220 such cards and Gegg returned to the Council to request the matter of certification be turned Back Over to the elections Board Clegg s request touched off a discussion involving Joe Floyd who represents High Point on the elections Board Frankie Spainhour chief clerk of the local elections office Clegg and Richard Wood of the citizens for a better High Point As the Council tried to establish the Validity of the printed name cards Floyd who said he thought he had been summoned and had come Only to answer questions said he Felt All the printed name cards should be rejected As there was no Way to Check see dry on so City amp area request denied a Council says no yellow cabs thursday afternoon Iii september 16, 1976 Section d governor gets key a and ticket gov. James Holshouser not Only received a key to toe City during a visit he re wednesday he also was Given a second remembrance of High Point a a parking citation. Officer Ravon Evans was making his usual rounds on n. Hamilton Street wednesday during the governors visit and made no exception when he found the car bearing License tag number one in violation. Holshouser said the ticket would be paid. A it s state policy a the governor said. All official cars even marked City patrol cars Are ticketed when found in violation. Those tickets also Are paid if the officer who parked it cannot prove through his supervisor that he was on official business. By Lee Mortimer Enterprise sunday editor there apparently will not be a a red Bird yellow cab operating in High Point. City Council members denied a request today from the owner of red Bird cab co. To paint a portion of his cabs yellow and include a yellow cab in the company name. On monday the Council meeting As a committee As a whole placed the matter on today s Agenda with a favourable recommendation. But in the interim the Law and safety committee voted to recommend denying the request a i d like to ask Why a a councilman Bill Brewer asked. A this is a Good sound a proposal a councilman Bob Wells said the Law and safety committee concluded that allowing the action would have a myriad no yellow cab co. Could come into High Point to do business if another company already had partial use of the name councilwoman Rachel Gray stated. Mayor Roy Culler said cabs should be easily identifiable by color to provide reassurance to passengers particularly when getting into a taxi late at night one consideration reportedly was brought before the committee but was not mentioned in today s meeting it was that allowing one cab company to repaint a portion of its cabs would give it unfair competitive advantage Over the second cab company operating in High Point. City cab co. A i m just trying to do something to improve my business a said George Capp red Bird company owner a i done to see Why you won t let me Call my company whatever i want Culler said Capp could Call his company Quot whatever you want but it had to be either a red Bird Quot or a yellow cab Quot not a combination of both he qualified. Capp said he did not want to change the name to a yellow neither would he accept a Compromise motion by Brewer that he repaint All his cabs yellow a motion by councilman Archie Myatt to rescind the action and refer the matter for further study was voted Down by the rest of the Council Capp said a name change incorporating a yellow cab would facilitate name recognition for out of town visitors to High Point. Council gave approval to a list of seven members and three exo Eficio members to the newly created downtown development Board two from City government Are councilmen Paul Fine see Council on so broken school signal Ramseur commissioners renege on share of repair by Don Wrenn Enterprise staff writer Asheboro Randolph school superintendent John Lawrence said today he is both disappointed and shocked at the attitude of Ramseur Board of commissioners in voting not to go along with the Board of education to pay to repair a Speed control signal located near the Ramseur elementary school the 25-mile-per-hour signal has not been working for several weeks. Lawrence on monday got a reluctant Randolph Board of education to go along with an Oral agreement which he said he made with Ramseur mayor june Beane to repair the signal he said he entered into the agreement even though he Felt it was not the responsibility of his Board and because he Felt it was an emergency situation he explained the signal is on . 64 or Jordan Road which is a main truck route Between Charlotte and Raleigh and carries a High rate of traffic in front of the elementary school. Beane said Lawrence agreed the town would pay up to $550, and that the Board of education would pay a similar amount. He said Beane stated. A a let a do to several protesting school Board members monday Lawrence explained he entered into the agreement after the town had failed to act to get the signal fixed and the state dept of transportation had said it did not have funds to do it school Board member Roland Albertson of Archdale raised the question monday on whether or not Lawrence should have entered into such an agreement he said it really was not a duty of the Board of education to get the signal fixed or to be involved with any traffic signals around any of the county schools. After one or two members including Howard Brady of Ramseur spoke against the idea the Board voted to support Lawrence s action and pay the Money. Monday night the the Ramseur town commissioners met they quickly denied the agreement Beane had made with Lawrence and voted not to repair the signal comments made by the com missioners indicated they Felt the placing of a policeman at the school s crosswalk daily was enough of financial Burden on the town and one commented Quot besides most of the school is out of the town a i guess they did t think it was As important to get the Light fixed As i did Quot said Lawrence. He said he planned to be at the october meeting of the Ramseur commissioners to discuss the matter Quot we tried the mayor and i agreed it was a dangerous situation and the saving of one child from injury or death was Worth the expense in a a Little upset the Board of education did More than its part to get the Light fixed Quot declared the county school official in Guilford county schools communications is biggest need by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Greensboro a what is the most critical single problem facing the Guilford county schools Board of education candidates attending a forum Here this week agreed it is communications. The candidates speaking at an event sponsored by the Guilford county Rural suburban Community Council also suggested allowing time at Board meetings for the Public to speak and that the Board members go to the people to see what they want. Candidates present at the event moderated by Lee Kinard of a my to were solidly opposed to collective bargaining for teachers. They agreed Money represents a major problem for the schools and several of them said they would support an increase in the current tax rate. Those who spoke at the program held at the agricultural Center Here included mrs Janie Biggs Francis Delaune William Gragg and Nancy to Smith. Board of education member Sam Salmon was represented by a spokeswoman. Candidates not attending the session included Evon Dean Larry Harden t. Wayde Payne Salmon Franklin Teague and Robert tester. Allio candidates arc subject to the nov. 2 non partisan election. Mrs. Biggs who was Only present for the opening statement said she is willing to listen to teachers principals and parents. She complained that she has gone to the school Board and failed to get answers and that some principals Are not qualified. She added that there is not enough equipment at some schools. Delaune urged Board members to seek advice and listen to the people. They should go to fat meetings to seek advice and talk with legislators to Tell them of concerns Delaune said. Gragg said a i think i can he admitted he does no to have All the answers and suggested taking a problems to where they originated and a consulting with people in the United Way report the goal $670,000 pledged $163,784

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