Thursday, October 20, 1983
Volume MjK No. 7 '\j ^ q
Town board considers
cable TV extension
By Ginny Westmoreland
Cablevision of Alamance has made a proposal to the town of
Elon College to give its residents a 42-channel capability.
The Board of Aldermen was asked on Oct. 11 to extend its
contract with Cablevision. Representing Cablevision of Ala
mance was Tom Prevette, who asked the board for its approval
to change Elon’s existing 12-channel capability to 42 channels.
This extension would involve a new 15-year contract, voiding
the old contract made in 1978 for a 10-year lease.
Prevette said that if the 42 channel proposal is not approved,
that 23-channel capability could be installed with slight im
provements to existing equipment.
Cablevision’s basic service charge would be $10.50 a month,
he said. This charge would include the ESPN sports network.
Cable News Network, and a weather channel. Though Elon
already has Home Box Office, viewers could also obtain Show
time, Cinemax and a Walt Disney channel at an additional cost.
Burlington has already approved the 42-channel service that
is being offered to Elon College. Since Burlington’s cablevision
equipment was outdated, Prevette said, “We had to start from
Elon’s equipment is fairly new so the cablevision system can
be salvaged, he said. If approved, Elon College residents could
have this system installed in their homes by the end of 1984, he
In another matter, the board unanimously agreed a feasibil
ity study should be conducted on a countywide water and sewer
authority to replace several separate systems now operating.
Though Burlington and Graham officials are reportedly not
pleased with the proposal. Mayor Pro Tim Robert Olsen said, “I
do not think the proposal should be a major problem to come
between the adjoining local governments of the county.”
The board also approved the awarding of a street resurfacing
project to Horne Construction Company of Reidsville. Of the
three companies bidding for the project, Horne submitted the
lowest bid to the board, which was $39,070. Engineering fees
will be another $3,000 to $3,500. The streets to be paved in Elon
are Sunset Drive, Courtland Drive and Woodland Drive.
Don Witt of the Appearance Commission said that $2,000 had
been raised for the gazebo to be erected in Elon College. He
added that an additional $1,000 is needed to start the project, to
construct the walkways, do landscaping and to plant shrubs.
Witt said, “I’m optimistic that the money will be raised.”
The board also approved the job description for administra
tive secretary Effie Dascalakis, a former student and 1983
graduate of Elon College.
Mayor Tim Parker offered a resolution to commend A.L.
Rich’s birthday. Rich, a long-time resident of Elon College, will
celebrate his 100th birthday on Nov. 2. The mayor proposed to
make this “A.L. Rich Day,” and the board approved.
Photo by Paul Harris
Indian Summer Sunday
Enjoying a nice sunny afternoon in front of the library are (left to Tight) Tricia
Nolan, Kelly Sody and Dee Dee Secrist. This Indian summer weather is expected
to last through the weekend.
Elon meets United Way goal
By Alicia Gaddy
The association of Elon College and the Un
ited Way fund raising campaign goes back 18
years, and each year has turned out a success.
This year Elon faculty, staff and students met
their $7,000 goal, and money is still coming in.
“Elon really supports the United Way in a
strong manner. Contributions were up over last
year considerably,” said Dr. Richard Haworth,
associate professor of mathematics and campus
campaign chairman for United Way.
The time spent, the support and the enthu
siasm of the local committee show that Ala
mance County means a lot to Elon College
The United Way is a non-profit organization
that sponsors 31 local agencies. Some of the
agencies are Alamance County 4-H Program,
Boy Scouts of America, Meals on Wheels, Rape
Crisis Alliance and Domestic Violence and
Child Abuse Services.
Haworth said the United Way tries to get a
balanced program to service the needs of all
ages. He said almost all the money raised is
spent in Alamance County.
The overall goal for Alamance County is
$725,000. Haworth commented that when a per
son gives money, he can specify what organiza
tion the money goes to.
“The county supports Elon, and raising
money for the United Way is one way of our
saying thanks. It’s a two-way concern between
the college and Alamance County,” said
Haworth said Elon usually has increased, its
goal and exceeded it.
“It’s very gratifying to see how the Elon Col
lege family responded to the local needs of the
county. A financial gift is a lot stronger than
words,” said Haworth.
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