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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 30, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Local artist Steve Sebastian looks Over Watercolour show entries show chairman prepares for semiannual Watercolour show opening Here sunday photo by chs Petree local artist now takes Watercolour seriously by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer when Steve Sebastian came to High Foint three years ago he figured Watercolour was something you buy at the dime store a his attitude has changed considerably since then Sebastian is now a member of the Watercolour society of North Carolina and is chairman of the Semi annual show that group is staging at the High Point theatre and exhibition Center in october. The show being held Here for the first time will open sunday and run through oct 31. That Sebastian should be handling the exhibit is a sign of How far he has come in three years the North Carolina Mountain native will admit his introduction to Watercolour came by Accident Quot i came Here to take a Job As a math instructor at Guilford technical Institute a Sebastian recalls a at that time my wife was still in Boone finishing her masters degree at appalachian state so i was kind of lonely. I signed up for an oils course at git. Because i d dabbled in that before. But they called me in and said that course was full and the Only one i could take was Watercolour Sebastian agreed to the second offering reluctantly but since that first course he has devoted about 40 hours a week to his Devotion and Quick Blooming Talent has been rewarded Well Sebastian is fast earning a reputation As an artist and an Art teacher in this area he was selected by int Egon an insurance company to design its annual Christmas card an Honor that in the past has gone to Well known Southern artists like Bob Timberlake and Ward Nichols. Sebastian s interest in Watercolour led him to the Watercolour society of North Carolina a group founded in 1972 and now claiming Over 300 members statewide according to Sebastian the semiannual shows staged by the group in the Spring and fall Are rotated from City to City and High Point was Able to Host this show because of its new exhibition facility in the theatre Complex. From 300 to 400 paintings will be on display Sebastian said with the show opening sunday from 2 p in to 5 after this first weekend it will be on View from 9 to 5 . Weekdays and during any theatre production. Paul piano coordinator of visual arts Tor the Lexington. Mass schools will serve As judge for the Competition with Shirley Gibson of Greensboro Winner in the Spring Watercolour show As co judge Sebastian s major responsibility As show chairman is to handle communication with the entrants receive their work at the exhibition Center make sure it is judged and then Hung in tune for display. A its really a matter of he said. Quot our deadline is Friday. On saturday morning we have to see All the paintings Are reviewed by the judges and then we have to get them Hung by saturday night. Its a matter of trying to find Quality among All that Quantity and do it quickly and Sebastian is not Only serving As chairman for this show he will also have work entered As will oth a High Point artists including Baylor Gray and Kitty Montgomery. All la High Point members of the North Carolina Watercolour society of North Carolina Are serving As hosts for the show Sebastian is hoping of. The same kind of Success in the show that he had in the Spring 1976 Competition one Watercolour he entered there won an award and a print of it will soon be released it is the second Sebastian print to come out. In social services dept. Fraud cases unfounded by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Gheens Boko most of the recent cases the Guilford county dept of social services studied for possible fraud have proven to be unfounded according to a report Given the social services Board wednesday. However. Bob Bryant who Heads the Agency s fraud unit did report the Agency now has 15 cases of possible fraud under review by the county attorney and that two More cases Are being readied for trial Bryan t told Board members attending the september meeting the dept of social services has gained 17 convictions for fraud Over the past year he said the court awarded payments of 124,224 in these cases to the county. Fifty five per cent of More than 1,000 cases studied for possible fraud during the six months from March through August proved to to be unfounded Bryant said he said another to per cent involved Agency error and to per cent involved client error. Bryant said the Agency was Able to Settle 265 cases without court action and that repayments from these will bring $111,405 Over a period of time. In the past six months alone the Agency collected $43,948 through this procedure he said in the Case of lost or stolen Aid checks Bryant said a study of 64 cases showed 45 per cent of the claims involved possible fraud. Or. Other activity Board members tightened the county s policy Tor distributing local tax funds Lor emergency needs and for some medical assistance to make the program More restrictive than it was last year. Chairman Forrest Campbell said the policy which sets out who is eligible and the amount of Aid that can be provided was tightened to let us live within the budget a provided by county commissioners provided a without having to request additional Campbell especially questioned spending for client visits to clinics operated by Cone memorial Hospital Here noting the arrangement the county has with the Hospital is a Quot Loose end contract and provides no supervision on what is see fraud on 2d Council still troubled Over wrecker dispute by Forrest Cates Enterprise City editor this May come As a Shock to the citizenry of High Point but All is not Well among the operators of wrecker services in their fair City. The problem is that one firm is afraid another will get More Tow is than it does. Of course that a the whole idea behind the free Enterprise system it s called Competition but. In this instance there is a difference. The City police dept is involved. The police dept maintains a list of wrecker services to be called to wreck scenes a and that is the Bone of Contention. The list system was installed while Laurie Pritchett was chief of police. To eliminate confusion at wreck scenes Pritchett asked some of the wrecker services to devise a fair Means Tor police to dispatch wreckers. About a half dozen firms formed an association called the High Point wrecker service Assn. And put their names on a rotation Call list which was submitted to the police dept what s that yellow thing the new maps show it a a Little rectangle of yellow off to the right of the big yellow mass of High Point. The 64-acre area off High Point s starboard Side is the City s first Quot satellite annexation. It consists of Only City owned property and is the site for a major a take Power station on the City a electrical distribution system. The City owns other Large tracts of land outside the corporate limits including City Lake Park and Oak hollow Lake. Why Annex the Power station and not the others the answer As might be expected is Money. When the City built the Power station to take Power from Duke Power Coit was determined that the City would get a better distribution from state taxes paid on utilities if the property were inside the City limits it required Only actions by the City Council to bring in the property officials say there we Ould not be similar advantages to annexing other City holdings such As City Lake Park and Oak hollow Lake. City Lake Park is virtually surrounded by the town limits of Jamestown. Oak hollow lies outside the City in Guilford county. The procedure apparently worked smoothly for several years until a wrecker operator who was not a member of the association tried to get his name on the list he reported later to the City Council that he had been told by the association he would have to join before he could get on the list. He shocked the Council with the information that it would Cost him in excess of $ 1,000 for membership. There seemed to be a Clear Legal violation in the requirement that a firm had to be a member of an association to get on a City list. The Council undertook to find a solution but the solution has been hard in coming. The councils Law and Public safety committee has put More time on this Issue than any in a Long time once it was believed an ordinance setting wrecker policy had been devised which would be acceptable. One of the things the ordinance did we As set out specifications on the wrecker equipment immediately there were howls of protest from some of the smaller firms with smaller wreckers they charged that the specifications had been written to exclude them from the rotation list the City manager and his staff went Back into session with the wrecker operators one Day last week. Later officials were cautiously optimistic that a solution is at hand. Whatever the mood of the wrecker operators it should become known on monday. The Council has scheduled a hearing on the wrecker ordinance for 9 30 a m. And invited the operators to attend. At least one wrecker operators has turned All this attention on wrecker services to his own advantage. He advertises that he has the cheapest owing and storage rates in town a and makes note of the Well founded fact that motorists can specify to the officer at the wreck scene which wrecker service they want High Enterprise thursday afternoon september 30, 1976 Section i Market Booster group needs local volunteers by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer the High Point furniture Market improvement committee needs a few Good a few Good women As Well. The newly formed joint mayor chamber of Commerce committee is depending on High Point volunteers to help implement suggested programs for improving services to furniture Market visitors during the oct. 14-22 fall Market. The most crucial areas needing volunteers according to committee chairman Joe Patterson Are transportation parking and Airport hospitality. Drivers Are needed to handle the 20 shuttle vehicles being furnished by local car dealers to take salesmen to the Market area from fringe parking lots and Back again. The vehicles will have to be in operation from 6 30 a in to 7 30 p with Drivers working shifts. Quot we feel we need about 34 people in this area a Patterson said. A a we la also be using some shuttle transportation Between Here and the Airport Tor the first Days of the Market say oct. 12 through 17.�?� automobile fire doused a car had minor damage after a backfire caused a fire around the Carburettor of a car at 6 07 . Wednesday at 404 n. Elm St. Suggested Airport shuttle shifts were 9 30 to 5 . And 5 to 9 30 also needed is someone to work the a a graveyard shift to handle late night flights from 11 30 to i the largest volume of shuttle traffic will naturally occur Between the hours of 6 30 and 8 30 a m. And 5 30 to 7 30 pm when most salesmen Are coming and going to ease the traffic crunch at these Peak hours Patterson said his committee was trying to work out an arrangement with the City for use of a City bus for two hours in the morning and two hours in the evening Patterson said the service would be free to persons using the bus but that some form of income would have to be generated to pay the City for use of the bus parking lot attendants Are needed to organize parking in the fringe lots most of which Are located in shopping areas. Fifteen people Are needed for this Patterson said. This will be a matter of getting people into the parking lot. And once the Rush is Over acting in a Security role to watch Over the cars a Patterson said the committee chairman said his group was working with local Banks to try and find people to serve As hostesses Tor the regional Airport hospitality Center. He said the Greensboro chamber of Commerce is tilling its obligation to the hospitality Center this Way and High Point hoped to do the same anyone wishing More information about volunteering Tor these or other services should Contact the chamber of Commerce those wishing to Volunteer should fill out the information Blank below this article and return it to the chamber of Commerce . Box 5025, High Point n a 27262 yes i would like to Volunteer to help in the area checked a hospitality Center it men or women a shuttle car Driver men or women it a parking attendant it men Only my name address. My phone time available for work morning a afternoon a evening a everyone loves a Clown these children at Leonard Street kindergarten seem especially enchanted by the antics of the Carousel theater Clown who is travelling through local schools encouraging children to attend this season s productions. Photo by Art Richardson United Way report the goal $670,000 pledged $268,000

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