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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - August 21, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Coming into the station boarding the train in High Point disembarking at Thomasville High Point saturday afternoon City August 21, 1976 i Enterprise Fagey area Back when. Older High pointers wanted to recall the past and the youngsters wanted to Sec now it was in the old Days of steam locomotives they boarded the Southern railway excursion train Here Friday for a Gritty and noisy ride to Salisbury. Fire origin eludes probe by firemen photo by Chi Petree a Friendly greeting along the Way fire chief h l Thompson said Friday that the cause of the fire thursday night which destroyed two businesses in the too Block of s. Main has not been determined Thompson said that the investigation into the cause of the fire was being hampered by the amount of damage. He said however that it appeared the fire May have started in the first floor ceiling or on the second Story because the fire seem concentrated in that area he was talking about the part of the building which housed surplus sales a dealer in cloth remnants Thompson said that structural damage was extensive enough to make it costly to repair. According to Thompson the building dated Back to the Early 1900s and while probably Well constructed did pose problems to firefighters he said that the original Eye witness armed robbers hold up furniture and drug stores take Cash and drugs by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer Quot i was coming in the door and i heard the shot and i saw or Hughes running towards me and he had his arms in the air and i thought Quot of my lord that s what it is. And i ran Back out the door As Quick As i Charles Wilson had not quite recovered from the Shock of walking into Dallas furniture store in the Middle of an armed robbery Wilson was witness to one of two armed robberies reported by High Point police Friday night the second was at Arthur s pharmacy on s. Main Street where two men forced three store employees to lie on the floor while they removed $1,100 in Cash and an unknown Quality of drugs. According to Dallas store manager Charles Hughes the four men with stockings Over their Heads entered through the Back of the store and demanded that All employees and customers Quot hit the one employee. Carmen Foscoe said Quot you be got to be according to Hughes and that s when a shot was fired by one of the bandits into the ceiling of the store the Man then hit Criscoe Over the head with the gun Hughes said Criscoe was treated and then released from the Hospital we All hit the floor after that Quot said store employee mrs. Mildred Moran Quot i be been with this company 13 years and nothing like this has Ever happened Quot the four men then entered the store vault according to Hughes and emptied two Cash drawers Hughes said an audit would have to be conducted before he could determine How much Money was taken Quot they seemed to know just where it All was Quot said employee mrs. Juanita Bowman Quot they knew right where to go they got the Money and put it in a Plain old Brown paper bag Quot the men left the store from the rear and according to Wilson got into a Green Monte Carlo and drove off mrs Moran and mrs Meta tinny. Another employee said it was a few minutes before anyone moved to Call the police Quot we weren t going to stand up and have them look Back and see us Quot mrs. Moran said Wilson who thought he was Safe when he ran out of the store nearly ran right into the departing robbers i was afraid to get into my car and drive off a he said. Quot so i ran Down around the Corner they came right out the Back and got into the car a they were close enough i saw one had a gun in this hip pocket and they drove off a a clerk at the pharmacy said that one Man entered and began looking around and that a second Man soon entered she said the second was carrying a Rifle or some Quot Long gun wrapped in a Brown bag. The three persons inside the drug store were forced to lie on the floor the men then took the Money from behind the counter and an unknown Quantity of narcotic drugs before they fled they were White one was about 6-foot and weighing about 165 pounds with dirty Blond hair and was wearing a Blue shirt the other was about 5-foot-6 with a scar across his Mouth a Goatee with Mustache and was wearing sunglasses and a Gray sweat shirt with Hood both men had on Blue jeans a clerk at the Cloverleaf on s. Main Street said Friday that he turned his Back on an open Cash Register drawer he said he heard a snap like one of the Springs in a Bill compartment and turned to see that All the 10s were missing and that three juveniles were running Down the aisle police said $390 was missing the boys Ages 14. 13 and 12 years old were caught. Oliver a. Hill 61. Of the Biltmore hotel said that he was walking in front of the hotel Friday night when a Man came up behind him took his Wallet containing $22. And then pushed him Down Hill was not injured building had been remodeler inside and out he said that windows on the second Story front had been covered with Metal and prevented firemen from attacking the fire through the windows he said they were limited to the ground level front and the roof Thompson said that when the tire broke through the roof the City s newest truck a snorkel was called into action Quot it was the first time the truck had been used in a fire and it performed As Well As we had said Thompson. Quot it the Aerial bucket enabled us to get above the fire and aim water at any location inside the Walls it also enabled us to Man Euver around Power lines in a Way that ladder trucks could not Quot when we had the fire knocked Down we lowered hoses from the bucket to men inside to mop up the spot fires Quot he added Thompson said he commended his men for their operation and method of fighting the fire All City fire vehicles were used at one time or another in fighting the Blaze which took about one hour to bring under control Thompson said a Reserve truck was called into service and off duty men were called in to cover during the fire and responded to several minor Calls says Defeated Leader group still Active the concerned citizens for responsible regulation of Utility hates will continue an Active role in statewide elections even though the group s co chairman Mark the High Point Enterprise t a a Bho in to if pub to it to fat ant noon and sundae Symira an not pendent newspaper pub in a by to High p0in�?T Enterprise inc Jio chef to a thu Mig Point n c Viva a of Thi associated press rates a l a at it it n to vane i it to j to i to of t a no sunday vow i Ocsio Sci it sunday Only in a Taio Sass to so by cart Ako Tao vont Niy to so Yeta of a tub in n c Tubili to an. A Tat i of Aklu Tatoo of a a a ant 10 to it it lot reproduction of a Shaine Ltd ,nt0 n in Newy Naiwi a wan at an a dip a of unwed at it Matt i at the Poy i Ohi High n c under a l of Vaich i he sat. Ona i att to tug paid at High Point n i All care a re Doai Art and Ditteb Toet Ara Independent Contr Ai tort and the High Point Enid apr be int it not rat Pont a toe adv Ani. Tug. It ..gn pay Nantt mama to Thorn of Chr f or e Jet a a t at Conrail your local a # Cannon a hoi to i National add tiling Rapatan Atiyat Mcdaniel was Defeated in his bid for a seat in the state House of representatives Mcdaniel said Friday that the group will be Quot actively involved in the gubernatorial race and in legislative races to see that candidates who favor Basic electrical rate Reform get elected the High 10101 resident said the group did not feel his loss represented a rejection of the Issue Quot we think it was the age Factor that eventually Defeated he said. Quot particularly in Greensboro people thought i was just Loo Young 1231 to be in the state House a Mcdaniel said the group would support candidates who included a Basic electrical rate Reform As a major Plank in their campaigns Quot and indicated that the list included it. Gov Jim Hunt the democratic nominee for governor. Mcdaniel admitted however that the utilities Reform Issue would not be a major question in Guilford county races As most of the candidates in this county favor electrical rate Reform Quot we do have groups in Chatham. Randolph and Forsyth counties Quot Mcdaniel said Quot and our groups there will probably distribute questionnaires to candidates in those counties to see where they stand on things like Peak Load pricing the fact that the candidates in Guilford county almost unanimously support Reform in effect shows we be done our Job Here a Mcdaniel said Quot i m disappointed that i ddn t win but we Don t feel it will Hurt this cause a victim s body recovered Wrightsville Beach a the body of Gregory d Bradley one of two l7year-old youths from Hurricane w va., who drowned wednesday was recovered thursday night it had been spotted at Low tide by two men fishing from a pie county offers varied items for auction Greensboro Guilford county will offer a wide assortment of items once used by its departments or found in structures the county has purchased at auction aug 28 the auction which will include used vehicles a variety of tools and equipment and other elements is scheduled to Start at to am in the upper ground garage level at the governmental Plaza Here according to Jack Jones purchasing director Jones said the articles will be on display starting at 8 a in and that there will be free parking for the Public payment will be in Cash and the Money the county receives will be placed in the general fund Jones said Many of the items the county is Selling Are in work my order while other elements Are junk. Jones said he said the items Are being taken from storerooms in county agencies the list being offered for Sale includes 23 vehicles washing machines dryers be county on 3a stolen car is involved in hit and run wreck High Point police said today that Charlotte Sumrall of Wendall Avenue reported her 1966-Model car stolen from the Flamingo club on Brentwood Street about la 45 p m Friday. Officers said that they were investigating a hit and run involving the Sumrall vehicle just minutes before it was discovered stolen. They said the car hit a parked vehicle owned by Albe l. Doster of Leonard Avenue in the 400 Block of Meredith Street and that the Driver then left the scene Nancy Fitzgerald of Dover place also reported her car stolen Friday she said the 1974-Model car was taken from a parking lot at 210 Gatewood ave. Where she is employed officers said someone broke into Zodiac moods on to film Street by breaking the Glass in the front door. Missing was $78 Worth of Beer and about $20 in change. Aaron Hedrick of Cedrow Avenue said that someone forced open the Back door of his Home and took two telephones and a pair of Eye glasses from inside the House Hedrick said the burglars also took his Goat from the Back Yard. A spokesman for Greenwood amp Charles construction co reported 15 sheets of panelling and to doors value $324, stolen from a new House on pin Burr Road Larry Lincoln Yow of Creekside drive reported $300 taken and Larry Clinton Bottoms of Kernersville said he lost $175 in a Deal Friday for some television sets Yow and Bottoms said a Man offered to sell them some televisions. They said he took them to Daniel Brooks apts., collected the Money and then left to get the sets he never returned. William Arthur Wise or of Galway drive said that a $162 Box of tools was taken from his parked at the Holiday inn downtown Eddie Ashburn Harmon of it 4, Thomasville said a $152 citizen s band radio was taken from his parked at five Points Eddie Robertson of e Washington drive said that someone took $33 from his service station on e Washington. George d Taylor of Runyon drive said that a $130 convertible top was taken from his car parked at Home Ronald Dale Tucker of Granville Street said a $130 cd was taken from his car parked at Home and four wheel covers value $50, were taken off a truck at Roy amp Wilbur Auto amp truck sales on English Road three persons reported Billfold missing from Northeast Junior High school Friday Martha i. Mohlmann of e Farriss Avenue said that her Billfold was later recovered in a Creek but that $2 and a Sears credit card were missing Gail Hurley Hill of it 2, Trinity said her purse contained $10 and some credit cards and Bonnie Joyce Joyner of Yorktown Road said her purse contained several credit cards Frank Wyatt of Ferndale Boulevard said a $50 bicycle was taken from the gymnasium at Central High school. George Wyley Thomason of Pendleton Street said that vandals dented his car causing $100 damage. While it was parked at the Southside recreation Center arrests included Dale Melton Miller 18. Of Reidsville carrying a concealed be stolen on 3 a

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