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'Stephen Rantz'

Sep 08

Is High Point Ready for an Intergalactic Furniture Market? by Stephen Rantz

Posted to History Hindsights on September 8, 2023 at 11:21 AM by Tamara Vaughan

It is so hard to think back before for the Age of Star Trek, when movies about outer space weren’t quite so common, and they certainly weren’t their own specialized genre. At the time Orson Wells staged his famous radio broadcast, War of the Worlds, on 30 October 1938, science fiction movies were mostly about science experiments gone awry, plus a terrific assortment of monster flicks: from The Invisible Man to the all too visible Frankenstein. The High Point Enterprise didn’t even mention the Wells broadcast of the fictional alien invasion that caused public panic.

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Sep 01

Giving Credit: The High Point Credit Women’s Breakfast Club, Part 2 - Contributed by Stephen Rantz

Posted to History Hindsights on September 1, 2023 at 3:20 PM by Tamara Vaughan

In 1940, one out of four women in North Carolina worked outside of the home. World War II increased women in the workforce, and by 1950, one of every three women nationally were employed. North Carolina typically had a high number of women working outside the home: two of every three women in the state were employed in some capacity by 1950. Clubs like the Credit Women’s Breakfast Club provided working women opportunities for networking, leadership, continuing education, support, and fellowship.

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Sep 01

Giving Credit: The High Point Credit Women’s Breakfast Club, part 1 - Contributed by Stephen Rantz

Posted to History Hindsights on September 1, 2023 at 3:19 PM by Tamara Vaughan

Tucked away on a bottom shelf of the Heritage Research Center at the High Point Public Library is an oversized scrapbook entitled The Hi Points, 1957-1958. It documents one of the early years of the newly formed High Point Credit Women’s Breakfast Club and is packed with club minutes, photographs, credit announcements, convention and luncheon nametags as well as a cocktail napkin or two (sans lipstick). While the scrapbook’s glue has long since dried up and if you’re not careful, photographs will tumble into your lap, the assemblage still creates a full picture of the women who drove the local credit industry.

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