•Descendants of Dr. Calvin Jones joined Wake Forest Mayor Wait Brewer Jr., and town and Wake Forest College officials for the unveiling of a historical marker designating Jones’ house as the birthplace of Wake Forest College. About 300 people attended the ceremony, held inside the Wake Forest High School gym due to rain.
The Wake Forest College Birthplace Society received a $6,500 grant from the Richardson Foundation and $7,000 from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to renovate the exterior of the Calvin Jones House in 1962 and plans to renovate the interior as well. Moving to its North Main Street location in 1958, the house was the original building from which Wake Forest College — and the town — was built.
•The Wake Forest Motor Company, 315 S. White St., advertises a special preview of 1964 vehicles including the 1964 Ford Thunderbird 2-door hardtop and Ford Galaxie 500 4-door. Cokes will be provided for refreshment.
•S&W Chevrolet, 303 E. Roosevelt Ave., is presenting the 1974 Chevy models at its showroom. Included are the Caprice Classic, Monte Carlo Landeau, Vega GT and Camaro LT Coupe.
•Wake Forest Police Chief Harvey Newsom says the new routing of school buses is “working beautifully.” The change occurred after complaints that buses were tying up traffic at the underpass and the Roosevelt and White Street intersection.
•N.C. Rep. Bob Wynne reviewed the highlights of the 1972 legislative session at the Wake Forest Rotary Club. The state allocated funds for hiring 2,000 new teachers to reduce average class sizes and have placed on the ballot for November a $300 million statewide bond issue for school construction.
•In celebration of Constitution Week, students in Mrs. Suitt’s sixth-grade class were asked by Wake Weekly writer Jean McCamy why the U.S. Constitution and citizenship were so important. Without it, several agreed, the nation would revert to lawlessness. Said student Demetrious Shannon, “There’d be a lot of messing around and killing and robbing banks and taking people’s cars and they’d be driving crazy and running into people.”
•Rolesville’s key intersections now have street signs with white, reflective markings on green backgrounds. The cost for the 17 new signs was $327. The streets previously had names, but no markers.
•Falls Lake has claimed its fourth drowning victim in its first year open. A 24-year-old Raleigh resident died after jumping from a boat near the Barton’s Creek ramp to swim to shore. The man was an excellent swimmer, but had been drinking alcohol all day.
•An armed robber walked into the ASA Food Mart and threatened to kill the clerk if he didn’t turn over all the money. Wake Forest Police are investigating to see if it’s the same robber as the man who struck a Hispanic market in Youngsville recently.
•The Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Corp. has hired its first downtown manager, Susan Aycock, owner of Art & Interiors a Mano. Her mission is to promote the downtown to shoppers and businesses looking for a new home.
•Franklin County commissioners recently approved a plan to put sheriff’s deputies into its middle schools as school resource officers (SRO). The positions will be funded by the state. The job of an SRO is to maintain order, provide law enforcement, assist the sheriff’s office after school hours
and provide a positive role model for the kids.
The source for above entries is print archives of The Wake Weekly.
— Compiled by Associate Editor David Leone