Harris announces candidacy for Hopewell City Council---Progress-Index: May 10, 1964

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Harris announces candidacy for Hopewell City Council---Progress-Index: May 10, 1964 - HOPE\VELL - Six candidates ·re seeking throe...
HOPE\VELL - Six candidates ·re seeking throe seats on the Hopewell Ctty Council to be filled in the June 9 election. Background Background information on the candidates, candidates, their views on local issues and .their reasons for seeking election are as follows: MRS. ROSE V. ABRAMS The strong belief that a woman should be represented on council and that she is the woman to do the job are , two reasons why Mrs, Rose U. Abrams has announced announced her candidady, · .Mrs. .Mrs. Abrams enters the council raoe with a strong civic record behind her. She has served the Kiwanis Clinic for ; 20 years and last year- she received a pin in recognition of 30 years work in the Red Cross. _ S h e has served on the health board, the Tuberculosis Association Association board, recreation commission,, commission,, John Randolph Hospital Authority and worked with the United Service Organization during during World War II. She organized the John Randolph Randolph hospital guild in 1952 and has been a Red Cross Grey Lady for 14 ye^rs. She was recently appointed chairman of the Heart Association Memorial (Gift Fund. Mi's, Abrams is a member of Adah Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star, Beth Ahabah Tern- plo Richmond, .the sisterhood and council of Jewish women and the Jordan Point Country Club.. She Is the widow of Ernest Abrams, an engineer with Allied Chemical for 23 years. In a written statement on her candidacy, Mrs. Abrams 'said, "My understanding of the city- Its problems and needs--and my educational background' and experience experience enables me to serve in this capacity." She also emphasized the fact that "as a v widow with no dependents dependents my time can be devoted devoted to the affairs of the city Six Candidates In Race for Three Seafs To Be Vacated On Hopewell City . . · · . . ' - - - . . ' · . ' , · . ' : : » · ' ' ' ' ' · - , i' 1 . ' ' , r s jump of some $200,000 , locally needs .close study, by our most qualified citizen*. -It is out of proportion with population, la- creases." (Council has adopted a budget . . Wiiioa alto exprtftted cobcarn MRS. ROSE V. ABRAMS HAROLD BUTTERWORTH CURTIS W. HARRIS SR. and I will be available to the citizens of Hopeweli at their convenience." convenience." No platform or promises were put forth. by Mrs., Abrams. ."Unbiased-and known for my honesty and fairness in all dealings, dealings, I see no need for a platform," platform," she said, "these qualifications qualifications will guide me in making making decisions for the benefit of the people of Hopeweli as they come before.council." HAROLD BUTTERWORTH A real estate owner and local businessman, -Harold W. Butterworth, Butterworth, Is seeking his first election election to Council. He ws appointed to fill the .vacancy of Sol Goodman Goodman who. became C o m m o n wealth's wealth's Attorney in August 1962. Bulterworth is a charter member member of Wesley Methodist Church where he is chairman of the building committee. Formerly vice president of the Hopeweli Rotary Club, he is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Loyal "Order of the Moose, and a charter member of the Jordan Point Country Club, As a member of council, But: terworth has worked to have a better,.curb and. gutter program for the city and is dedicated to a continued emphasis by the council to expand the program. "The curb and gutter ordinance passed last year enables anyone anyone who wants their property improved improved in this way to have it," he said. : He also supported the storm sewage work in the Shenandoah area along Danville St. , Butterworth served as chairman chairman of the municipal building renovation committee appointed by the mayor. "I'm proud of the new circuit courtroom," Butterworth Butterworth said. A staunch advocate of better schools during the past two years, Butterworth pledges a Celebration W/l/ Mark 357th Jamestown Day JAMESTOWN ;- It all started when three creaktog little ships reached six fathoms of water off Jamestown Island . . . s o near the shore that they moored to : the trees. i That was May 13, 1607. Aboard the Godspeed, the Susan Con; Con; slant, and the Discovery were 144 ,'; hardy souls seeking England's first permanent settlement in the I New World. . Their landing was a joyous 6c- i casion, albeit with certain trepi- -; dations over the unknown, if ; gentle, surroundings they had I found. By modern standards, the | snap of sails and the splash of , three anchors seems somehow / quaint when compared to the exploration exploration of outer space. But their bravery was of the same · calling. } At 3 p. m. today, 357 years { later, the. . annual Jamestown I Day celebration will do honor to | these fdrst permanent settlers. 3 Lord Harlech, the British Ami Ami bassador to the United States; :; will feature the commemorative program by delivering the principal principal address. The public is invited. invited. On an island that still offers tranquility, the lapping of the James River on its shores, the call of birds, and some ruins of 17th-century buildings, area residents residents and visitors will have an opportunity to regain a perspec- We can help you enroll your PARENTS OR RELATIVES m · no medical examination · insorad's signature f not required pofcfeswontbe niness Harold Adami RE 3-1 064 H.C. Aldridg. RE 3-8009 D. O. Baggett tiye of the role played by the historic Virginia Peninsula in our nation's founding. Today's program, sponsored by the Association for the Preservation Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, begins begins with.a 2:40 p. m. .concert by the U. S. Continental Army Command Band of Fort Monroe, Va. The APVA grounds and the Colonial National Historical Park facilities at Jamestown Island Island will be open free of charge after 2 p. m. for the remainder of the day. Following Lord Harlech's address address at the Robert Hunt-Shrine, Mrs;' W. Taliaferro, Thompson Jr., and Mrs. Robert I. Boswell, APVA president and vice president president -respectively, will lay a wreath at. the Memorial .Cross. The cross, several hundred feet from the Shrine, honors the .Virginia .Virginia ancestors who lie in the first known burial ground of Englishmen Englishmen in this country. Other participants Sunday include include the Queen's Guard and the choir of the College of William Mary; the Rev. Churchill J. Gibson, former chaplain at Jamestown; the : Rev. Cotesworth P. .Lewis, rector of Bruton Parish Parish Church, Williamsburg; Prof. Howard M..Scammon of the Department Department of Theatre and Speech, College of William and Mary;' and Carlisle H. Humelsine, president president of Colonial Williamsburg who will introduce Lord Harlech. Before and after; today's formal ceremonies, as visitors walk the same paths trod by Capt. John Smith, replicas of the three tiny ships which linked the old world with the new will be on display. Aboard one of them in 1607 was Master George Percy who made notes of the landing. By June 15, he wrote, ". . . we have built and finished our Fort, which was triangle wise, having three Bulwarkes, at every corner, like a halfe Moone, and foure or five pieces of, Artillerle mounted in them. We had made our selves sufficiently strong for these Savages. Savages. We had also sowne most of our Corne on two Mountains. It sprang a mans height from the ground." In a month's time, America was thus underway. Optimists Elect Officers At Meet The Petersburg Optimist Club elected new officers at their regular regular meeting held last Thursday at Whitaore's. · · · These - ware: Norman Lewis, president; Joe Clark, vice president; president; Garland Spain, vice president; president; Larry Bresko, secretary and R. T. Leonard, treasurer. Members elected to the board of directors for a one-year term were: Spencer V. Perkins, Carlton Carlton Eudalley, Jim Whitley and Real Estate Transfers Colonial Heights The following real estate transfers transfers were recorded last week in the office of Mrs. Frances B. Brown, clerk of the Colonial Heights Circuit Court. Real estate transfers in Virginia are taxed on the rate of 15 cents per $100 of actual consideration, except on transactions exempt from taxation. taxation. P. E. Vaughn and wife to F. Pollack and wife. Lot 114, Shorwood Hills, section two. Tax, $38,7(5. CradJock Const. Co., to n. M. Ellis and wife. Lot ID, Hyan. Tax, 118.50. M. H. Saunders to R. A. Spunar and wife. Lots 26 through 28, block B, Walnut Court. Tax, $10.80. L. M: Dunlop to L. W. Precise and wife. Lota one through three, block C, Seven Oaks Farm. Tax. $12.00. v . C. E. Harvey and wife to 13. P Harvey. Lot one, "Jeff's property. 1 Tax, 45 cents. Petersburg The following real estate transfers transfers were recorded last week in the office of Mrs. Ruth :M. Bailey, clerk of Petersburg's Hustings Court. Real estate transfers in, Virginia are taxed on the rate of 15 cents per $100 except on transactions exempt from taxation. W.-Holt, et al,.-to H. J. Chnnault, et al. Lots E2 and 54, block R., mnp number three of Kenllworth. Tax, $0.75. ' G. T. Hastings Jr., et al, to R. G Martz Housing Corp. Lots two arid three, block C, block A, Westcheator Subdlv. Tax, $9. R. S. Pcrklnson, ct als, to Klvlk- Chek Realty Co., Inc. N. W. comer 8. Boulevard and Fort Mahone fit. Tax, 552.60. ' T. J. Hamion, tt «1, to C. R. Reasonover, et al. Lot 2155, Pine Gardens. Tax, S25.50. "W. B. Rawllngs Jr., and wife to B. J. Haye», at al. 737 Bllck St Tax, $0.16. W. E. Rawllns, et al, to J. L, Peterson. 732 Blick St. Tax, 58.25. S. Beasley to J. W. Grlswold, e al. Lot '77, etc., block one. West over Park. Tax, $3.76. J. W. Sheffield, et nls to M. C Sheffield. W. side N. Dunlop St Tax, S6.45 E. A. Wyatt Sr., et al, to R. L Hill, et al. 310 Fillmore St. Tax $13.50. C. A. Jonet and wife to 3. H Archer Jr., et al. 1233 through 1235 Hamilton St. Tax, $17.25. J. O. Patram, et all, to O. N Harris, et it. W, lid* SJ. Augusta St Tax, $20.23. · O. H. Spain, ct al, to W. H. Dance tt al. 1214 Hamilton St, Tax, $13.20 P. B. West to J. H. Jones, et al 222 Pocohontas St, Tax, $3.75. W. M. Pterson, et al, to L. A. Cobb, *t al. 2305 tt. Wiitehlll Drive Tax, $18.00 · · Alsage Propertlei Inc., to Wood moro Corp. Apartment site A, 4.427 acres Woodmore, cectlon -one. Tax $60. W. Wool/olkt «t al, to N. 8. Sims et nl. 1 734 Harrison St. Tax, $11.25 'continuing.effort to upgrade our public school system and the- eaching profession." -Butterworth is interested in the community welfare of the city. 'We need to create a new image of Hopeweli. W« are talked down and. we are down trodden," he said, "We are blessed with all he ingredients to make an all- American city here, I don't mean with a lot of spending, but with a positive approach and positive thinking." He expressed confidence in the x;ople of Hopeweli arid praised hem. "We have many civic and raternal organizations. We lave wonderful church attendance attendance and our plant people are well trained," he said. "We have ;he brains and the potential to go much further." Butterworth has attended council council meetings and commission neetings faithfully, in order to .earn as much and to do as well as possible. Expansion of recreation programs programs and facilities is also advocated advocated by Euttenvorth, "parttcu- "arly the acquisition of a playground playground area in the west end of ;own. Butterworth also favors the appointment appointment of a citizen's capital mprovement committee. "This committee would work with council council and recommend a 10-year capital capital improvement program," he said, "This committee should be formed of representatives of business, business, industry, and civic and social clubs." Concerning the council election upcoming, Buttenvorth doesn't see any "big issues." "We've been going along on a pretty even keel." Oh his candidacy, he said, "I am not backed by a political party. I am as independent as I know how to be." CURTIS W. HARRIS SR. The Negro minister of two churches also has announced his candidacy. Curtis W. Harris Sr., pastor of Union Baptist Church, Hopeweli, and First Baptist Baptist Church, Bermuda Hundred, seeks the council position because because he "desires a greater opportunity opportunity to .work for the bringing bringing together of the variou segments segments of our population in a way which would result in the ultimate ultimate good of the whole community." community." A past president of the local branch of the NAACP, Harris encourages encourages more participation of citizens in "the affairs of government" government" rather than to "relegate the government into the hands of a few." Advertisement C. P. SCOTT, Inc. Realtors - Insurers 14 E. Tabb St. -- RE 2-6511 Editors Elected MIKE A. KLONIS Commenting on his candidacy, Harris said, "For 35 years I have ived in this city. 1 have participated participated in civic, educational and eligious affairs of this city all if my adult life, and therefore, eel myself qualified to serve as a member of the council." Harris outlined a seven-point platform "designed to make any city a dfisirable place in which o live". Concerning s c h o o l s , he proposes proposes " a school system which sngages in a program of educa- lon to meet the needs of our day, with attention being given o the possible educational needs of, tomorrow." Harris also advocated a strong recreational program "with emphasis emphasis on physical and mental development development and "a wholesome employment employment situation." In the area of urban growth, Harris called for "a healthy hous- ng condition designed to meet he housing needs of the people vho work in the city," combined with a "business district which vould provide for the purchasing purchasing needs of the citizens." Lastly, without elaboration, he proposes "a sound tax struc- ,ure." ELMO M. PARR NORWOOD WILSON SR. 20 Millionth Visitor To Dam To Be Honored CLARKSVILLE, Va. (AP) -Two -Two governors and an Army gen oral will share the honors Monday with someone not deter mined yet. The latter person who wil take part in special ceremonies wfll be-Hopefully--the 20 mil lionth visitor to the John H. Kcrr Dam since its dedication Oct. 8 1952. Statisticians say the 20 mil Uonth · visitor to the reservation will be the awarding of prizes to early Monday. -Forest rangers will take him in tow, and prizes values at more than $1,500 will be heaped upon him.' Govs. Albertis S. Harrison Jr of Virginia and Term Sanford of North Carolina, along with Maj. Gen.. A. C. Welling, divi sion. engineer of the Army En gineers, will be on hand to wel come the lucky visitor. iolph Rd. and Commerce St.," the city council to task on several * s * id " ' 0 0 " ^ forward MIKE A. KLONIS Mike Anthony Klonis, a retail merchant who "feels great pride n his city," also has entered the race. KJonis, who has been a retail merchant in partnership with ;wo of his brothers since 1946, is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Dupont Lodge No. 289, AFAM, and the Virginia Independent Food Dealers Association. Association. He is a member of the ward of directors of St. Elphis 'rreek Orthodox Church. Klonis believes that Hopewell's education program can, be improved. improved. "I will support any platform platform that will Improve educational educational facilities," he said. He also noted the need for additional additional recreational facilities: "We haven't enough parks or other community spots for leisure leisure time in our city." He also advocated the development development of the urban areas of Hopewell. Hopewell. "We must do all in our power to extinguish the growth of blite in our business area and all in our power to encourage new building within our city," he said. "I will do all that is in my power to attract new industry and business for our community," community," he added. He expressed a belief in sound management and in economy in operation of the city. "We must keep a close watch on the spending spending of our monies for the cities needs," Klonis said. In conclusion Klonis said, "I feel that my business experience and my experience in working with others for the betterment of the city qualify me for council." council." ELMO M. PARR Elmo M. Parr, restaurant owner owner and .operator, was born in Isle of Wight county and moved to Hopeweli at the age of six months. He has lived here 45 years. Parr has served council eight years and is now seeking his third term. Before being elected to council, he served as a member member of the recreation commission commission for four years. A member of Woodlawn Presbyterian Presbyterian Church, Parr Is an honorary honorary member of the VFW and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. As a member of council Parr Introduced the pension plan for city employes which is now in effect. effect. He supported the raises for city employes. He also initiated action to locate the fire station In the Woodlawn area. He shows a great interest in the development of Hopeweli. "I take great pride in the Appomattox Appomattox bridge and the underpass now under construction at Ran- forward 0 the completion of the Palm St, project in September." Parr also commented on another another Improvement: "The Jordon Point bridge is the greatest thing ;o. happen to Hopewell since the. Appomattox bridge. It's going to iielp not only Hopewell, but all of southside Virginia. No great issues loom ahead for Parr. "You can make an Issue Issue out of anything, everything everything concerns council. The issues issues will have to be brought up for debate." As obvious issues he mentioned mentioned enlargement of educational facilities facilities and recreation areas, but did not elaborate in either case. Parr hoped that citizens would take a larger part in the affairs of the city, "people have become become more aware of local government," government," he said, ''They know their councllmen and they know where to come to solve their problems. Citizens are taking more interest, but more could be done." He expressed his feeling that "Hopewell has made great strides in becoming a better city, but m o r e improvement can be made." Councilman Parr issued the following 'statement to reiterate his position and his feelings: "I would like to say that I have enjoyed serving the people of Hopewell as their councilman and sincerely hope that they will continue to give me their support. support. If I am elected I will act as a free and independent councilman councilman in my thoughts and actions actions and I will vote for only those things in which I believe and against those things which 1 do not believe. This has been my political creed and promise which I have faithfully kept and I make the same pledge anc promise to the city of Hopewell Hopewell again on the eve of this councilmanic election." NORWOOD WILSON SR. Norwood Wilson Sr., out of pub lie office since 1948, has entered :he race in full force, bringing issues and advocating action in several other areas. Wilson's record of activities is extensive. He Is owner and operator operator of City Point Inn and Apartments and · Colonial Apart- nents and Greenbank Aryshire Dairy Farms. In a written statement, Wilson said, I believe I am well qualified )y experience and acumen to render exemplary and satisfac- ory service to the community I lave resided in for some 40 years as an active,' civic-minded citizen and businessman. His civic record shows he is a member and past president of the Hopewell Chamber of Commerce, member of the Virginia Travel Council, a member of the Virginia State Chamber of Commerce and a former member and past president president of the Hopewell.Rotary Club, fle was one of the original directors directors of the James River ferries and served three terms on Hopewell Hopewell City Council, one term as vice-mayor and one term as mayor. He is a member of the First Methodist Church, serving on the Board of Stewards, a member of Jordan Point Country Club, a member of the Petersburg-Hopewell Petersburg-Hopewell Milk Board and a member and past president of the Virginia Ayrshire Breeders Association. He was a director of the Virginia Hotel and M o t e l Association, president and organizer of the Petersburg-Hopewell Cooperative Milk Producers Association and organizer and ex-president ol Electrical Equipment Company ol Richmond, RaMsh and Augusta. In statins : platform, Wilson and its citizens: over the Increased : ; tax from federal, state and 16 c a 1 taxes."Tax monies represent a take from all citi«ns--the borne buyer, the child's future education, education, the retired person's security, security, the businessman 1 ! chance to be successful--afid should be so regarded. I favor handling tax monies with thoughtful frugality," frugality," he said. Wilson encouraged minded ; citizens to participate fully, in order to oppose any form of closed door prodedures." He accused council of postponing "hot issues until no one was" looking looking and then doing what they want to do." Speaking again of financial maters, maters, Wilion said he was "appal- ed that public assistance" has become the fourth largest item praised "Hopeweirhas a large growhii industrial complex with gooc wages and high employment," he said, "Our citizenry is of pre dominately high caliber." He sees the need for "an Improved gen era! image" to take advantage of "our great potential." In discussing monetary affairs Wilson said the total budget ha: "soared from some $800,000 ti just under $4 million. This annua on the budget. Wilson further adrocated view, revlaioa in* n tt^uiHni" of'. poUcke coocernlBg the city plan, the drainage program, the water and utility tax. and prob- . lemi of *«*ral health related to matters of air and water pollution. pollution. - - · · * · . - · . * , "the city plan was made in " my days m the ttuacll and is, now antiquated," Wilaoa said. It needs to be. studied and revised." revised." ,. , , V ; , *7, On the problem of education, Wilson favors the "best obtain, . able education without Increased frills, frills, We need, more empbasl* on preparing the youth oj Hopewell Hopewell for the jobs, already available." available." - . . - · - · , In general terms, Wilson,stated,. that he desired to help Hopewell "achieve the full 1 potential of one of the most promising" areas in the South, "This can best be accomplished with an - alert and experience council of · dedicated citizens, I think I qualify and can make a contribution," he said. Heroes 7 Descendants In Hew Market Observance LEXINGTON -- Ten members of the Corps of Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute will )e among the some 500 descendants descendants and relatives o f ' New Market Cadets who will join in he observance here of the cen- erinial of the Battle of New Market on Friday, May 15, The centennial will be marked with a ceremony and address by Justice Tom 0. Clark of the United States Supreme Court and ;he traditional parade and honors honors by the 1,000-man VMI Corps of Cadets. The ceremony will be held on the VMI parade ground at 2:45 p. m. with the parade scheduled for 4 p. m, Both programs programs are open to the public. The relatives . and descendants of the New Market Cadets are among the more than 800 who were invited to attend. Because of age and distance of travel, many of the relatives have had to decline the invitation to participate participate in the observance. Compilation Compilation of the list of relatives was begun last fall and the mailing mailing of the Invitations was handled handled through the office of the VMI Foundation, Inc. The relatives of the New Market Market Cadets will be guests at a luncheon on May 15, Which will precede the general program, They will also have places,, of honor during the ceremony when Justice Clark, a member of the VMI class of 1921, will speak Eight of the present cadets who are descendants are Virginians They are: Cadets Watson H Ellett Jr., .Ttoanoke; Richard C Marshall Jr., and Luclen K. Von Schilling, both of H a m p t o n James H. Hall, Gloucester; Wil Ham H. Harris, Frederlcksbuq Harrison Hubard Jr., Rlchmonc Richard B.' .Stanard, Arlington, and Everette A, Hatch III, of Wakefleld, . . The others are Thomas C. Marshall of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Raymond C. Cullen of Topeka, Kan. ' · ' · ; · · - "·''' : 'j The New Market ceremonies' sonor the memory of the VMI cadets who were engaged in com- at against Federal -troops at ' New Market, Va., on May 15, : 1864. Ten of the cadets died and 47 47 others were wounded in the engagement. Six of the dead are buried beside the statue of "Virginia "Virginia Mourning Her Dead." The statue, located at VMI, is the \ work of Sir Moses Ezekiel, who lad fought with the VMI corps in the battle. .'; During the parade by the corps, a roll call of the dead, will be included In the ceremony. According According to tradition, one man will be designated to,represent each of the fallen cadets. As the name is called, the representative representative wiE step forward and respond, respond, "Died on the Field of Honor." The VMI custom is derived from the one originated In. France. A French soldier, Latour d'Auvergne, conducted himself with outstanding bravery and heroism on repeated occasions. He was killed in,action in 1800, and his legendary courage prompted the authorities to issue an order requiring that his name be kept on the roll of his company. company. They specified that it would be called at parades, with'the reply: "Mort sur le champ : de 1'hon- neur,"--Died on the Field of ; Honor. .' The Progress-Index, May 10, 1964 17 (PAID POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT) TO THE CITIZENS OF COLONIAL HEIGHTS I sincerely believe that these are crucial times in the history of our city. As INDEPENDENT, IMPARTIAL candidate for city council . . . I feel that NOW is time for POSITIVE T H I N K I N G and ACTION. As a businessman and citizen of Colonial Heights for the past 28 years 1 and fully understand the existing problems facing our city. I must emphasize that am AGAINST any INCREASE in real estate taxes as many of our citizens live on incomes such as Social Security, Pensions and Retirements. Home owners should demand that city council seek other sources of revenue. This can be accomplished by promotion of INDUSTRIAL A N D COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. FOLLOWING ARE MY AIMS AND GOALS: FOR: No Increase In Taxes Industrial Development FOR: * Sound Management * Economy In Government

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