G. L, Harper, principal of the Person County Training School, was recently elected president of the Piedmont District Teach ers Association. Harper, a vete ran school official and actiue in many school-community related activities, is a native df North Carolina. A graduate of Kinston school system and North Caro lina College,' he also holds gra duate degree from Columbia. Among the many organizations he has served are the N.C. Col lege alumni association; the Tar- boro P.T.A., the Kinston public library. Omega Psi Phi frater nity, Credit Union of Fremortt, school for veterans at Roxboro and if currently president of the Tri-County Resource-Use Edu cation conference and editor of it* publication, “The Rue." Compliments TO Mechanics And Farmers Bank ★★★ Allan’s Jewelers (Incorporated) ★★★ PHONE 5-4521 327 West Main St. RCA Hopeful Color TV To Be Soon Practical CHICACSC "The TV color ‘rainbow round our shoulders’ will get ther^^y ail orderly process, an(T not as the aftermath of a storm,” it was declared here today by H. C. Bonflg, vice-president and director of sales f^ the 2^nith Radio Corporation. He addreifted a noon ni|eeting of the Advertis ing Club of Minneapolis in ses sion at the Nicolet on the sub ject of color television and its Impact on the public. High initial cost Is an una voidable part of the process of launching color, he indicated. Pointing out that it was only eleven weeks ago that color TV on its present standards was first presented to the FCC, Bon- fig indicated that much tMhni- cal progress has yet to be made before color TV sets are a com modity on the ordec of black- and white TV. "The set which we demon strated for the FCC has the same size picture ^ all color sets demonstrated on the mar ket up to now”, he stated. "All those sets, as of today, have pic tures that are no greater than 11 and one half ini^es viride in greatest dimension. This can hardly be considered as satisfac tory to a public that insists on 21 Inch plcturles in its black and white receivers. "The first 100 color sets which we are making at Zenith are costing our company something more than $2,000 per set in prime labor and materials alone,” Bonfig stated, declaring his belief that this would “hard ly be a popular price.” He stated that the rising cost of commercial television time and production was of mount ing concern, Indicating his belief thfti^ stations were now in need or Would shortly be in dire need of auxiliary income. “The an swer to this problem lies In sub scription television,” Bonfig de clared. Indicating that subscription TV, which provides a home box office, would not interfere with commercial television, Bonfig said that it was intended to sup plement the station’s income from commerlcial TV broadcas ting effort. “Many top rated attractionf, such as championship boxing events, football games and the like, are disappearing from the home TV screens and into the theater TV circuits. Theater TV has alrea^y demonstrated Its ability to outbid commercial television for major sports at tractions, and this tendency is on the increase. The only way in which home television can real ize its full potential as a national program service is to provide it with a box-office that will pay -pert of the cost. This principal Is an old one in the magazine and newspaper Held, where subscri bers help offKt part of the cost In subscription fees and news stand purchases, and advertisers carry the rest of the burden,” he said. Hearty Congratulations TO MECHANICS AND FARMERS BANK FROM HOME BUIIDING AND lOAN ASSOCIATION Durham, North Carolina 6ATtnU>Ay, IAN. II. ltS4 THS CAB6L1MA tOijU PAGi TWO, acrmt-Jk A COMPLIMENTS Of GEORGE W. KANE General Contractor Durham, N. C. MECHANICS & FARMERS BANK invites YOU to tlie / FORMAL CEREMONIES January 15, 1954 7:30 P. M. OF ITS FAYETTEVILLE STREET BRANCH ^ (At Elm Street) OPEN FOR BUSINESS Friday Morning, January 15 — 9 O’Clock I*** ,, ^ % OPEN HOU§E 4 To 9 P. M. Public Is Invited ★ FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE WE OI^FER YOU . ^ Drive-In Teller iFacilities ^ Cheeking And Savings Accountss ^ Safe Deposit Boxes ^ Night Depository ^ Travelers Checks ^ Free Off-Street Parking ★ Friendly, Prompt, Efficient Service A NeigUorhood Bank • MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION •

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