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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 1, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Solid waste agreement approved by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer Greensboro the process of getting a new solid waste disposal system into operation in Guilford county moved Forward monday when the Board of commissioners approved an agreement for operation of the units. Approval of the same agreement by the City councils of High Point and Greensboro will make it possible for the county to ask for bids for the three units which Are now planned. High Point Council members Are expected to act on the agreement at their thursday meeting and Greensboro Council members Are scheduled to vote on the Issue monday. The agreement was explained to High Point councilmen monday morning by county commissioner Robert Shaw and James Rickards. Who is in charge of the program for the county. Councilmen indicated general approval of the plan which Calls for the county to erect the three facilities with Bond funds and for High Point and Greensboro to operate the units. Rickards said the county can advertise for bids As soon As the agreement has been approved by All three governmental units. He said bids could be opened in 45 Days and that the first of the units would be located at High Point. During discussion of the solid waste program at mondays special session. Commissioner f. P Bodenheimer or. Praised the Effort which a gained the confidences a of the other governmental units. He said this represents a a step in the right Shaw who is serving As chairman of the countywide solid waste disposal committee said the Effort represents one of the first cooperative ventures in modern times. He suggested the same cooperative Effort could be utilized in attacking the a total environment package in other activities commissioners directed placement of a sewer line in the area of u. S. 421 and Atlantic ave. West of Greensboro on a basis of Quot Public necessity after environmental health director Owen Braughler exp aimed problems caused by washing Down chemical trucks. The new sewer will serve the chemical Leman truck lines where overflows from the washing inside and out process has caused contaminants to enter a Greensboro watershed and will also relieve pollution problems at a nearby trailer Park according to Braughler commissioners levied an additional $18,000 in Back taxes and penalties on Auto parts and accessories inc., of High Point on the basis of a total of $816,000 in unreported inventories Over the years of 1966 to 1971. Joe Brinson an official of see solid on 6-b in trial four officers continue testimony by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer two City policemen and an agent for the state Bureau of investigation were state witnesses As the trial of four Black youths arrested after a shootout with police on feb. To. 1971, continued today in Superior court Here. Taking the stand were patrolmen Robert Gooden and James r. Robbins. Gooden testified that he was on the South Side of the 612 Hulda St. Residence identified As a Black Panther Headquarters at the time of the incident. He briefly testified As to events leading to the wounding of police la. Shaw Cooke and the events immediately after he said that he heard the shot and heard Cooke say that he had been shot. He added that Cooke collapsed almost immediately. Robbins testified As to events immediately after the four defendants. George de Witt. Randolph Jennings i Arry Medley and Bradford Lilley came from the House. He said that the four teenagers were ordered to lie Down in the Street in front of the House. Robbins said the defendants then were ordered to put their hands behind their backs and were handcuffed. They remained in the Street approximately to to 15 minutes he said. Upon questioning from defense attorney buddy Tieger. Robbins said he knew of no incidents of the defendants being kicked or punched with guns. Ski agent Henry Poole testified that he was called upon to lend technical assistance to City police and sheriffs deputies. He added that at approximately 6 a. In. On the Date he contacted Greensboro and asked that the ski Mobile crime Laboratory stand by to perform any tests requested by local officers. Chief solicitor Douglas Al Bright said at close of court monday that the presentation of the state s Case would continue at least into wednesday. Police chief Laurie Pritchett was the first to take the stand after the noon recess monday. Pritchett said he had met with Guilford county Deputy Frank Smith feb. 9. The Day before the shootout at the Hulda Street residence. He said that As a result of the meeting he had agreed that the police department would lend All possible assistance to deputies in the eviction of the occupants of the House. Pritchett said that police and deputies were to assemble at the City county building at 5 45 a. In on feb. To according to p r i t c h e 11, about 60 men from the two departments were assigned to areas near the House or nearby in other parts of the neighbourhood he said 20 men were stationed in front and to the South Side of the House. Prit Chett indicated that other men were behind the House controlling intersections leading to the House to turn Back cars and pedestrians and that a group of officers were in a bus about a Block from the House. All but one or two of the City officers were armed with shotguns according to Pritchett who added that at least one of his men had a .30 Caliper High powered Rifle. His testimony was the first indication that any of the officers at the House feb. To were armed with any Type weapon other than shotguns and service revolvers. Other testimony Given by Pritchett paralleled testimony already Given by other Law enforcement officers who were at the House that morning. He told of How he and two deputies had approached the front of the House and that the two deputies continued on to the front door. He said the deputies identified themselves and the High Point Enterprise tuesday afternoon february i. 1972. Section b Terry Sanford to address District to kindergarten is to begin Friday by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer a considerably delayed kindergarten program f o r about �0 High Point preschoolers will Start Friday at Parkview Village elementary school on Boundary Street. James Surratt special projects director for City schools said today that letters were to be mailed today and tomorrow notifying parents of accepted five years Olds of the Starling Date and session to which the child is assigned. Although transportation is not being furnished for the kindergarten children from throughout the school District have been enrolled Surratt said. It had been planned to open the kindergarten Early in january but Early registration failed to bring in the desired Black White ratio of students. The opening was delayed while additional White children were recur. Led for enrolment. The racial makeup of the kindergartens is a p p r o x i mately the same As the Public schools citywide a about 65 per cent White and 35 per cent Black. Two teachers and two teacher aides will operate the program conducting a morning session from 8 30 to 11 30 and an afternoon session from 12 noon to 3 p. In. The kindergarten is being funded from emergency school assistance sap appropriations Federal program aimed at easing the Burden of desegregation of schools mainly in the South. High Point received about $207,000 from this source this year and the kindergarten project is Only one of several projects funded under this program. The Nixon administration has been Adamant against the use of these funds for busing of children and it is because of this policy that bus transportation cannot be furnished to kindergarten pupils. Surratt said today that it is hard to assess just How great the demand for Public school kindergartens is throughout the school District on the basis of the experience gained in setting up this program. Many parents already have their children enrolled in some Type of Early childhood learning program either privately operated Day care or kindergartens. Working parents find it difficult to enrol in a half Day kindergarten program unless there is some Type of cooperative Day care available Surratt observed. And in Many cases where children Are already enrolled in privately operated Kinder see kindergarten 6-b Kuykendall for second goes term Sanford to speak thursday former gov. Terry Sanford president of Duke University will be the speaker at the annual meeting of the District in school boards Assn at Trinity High school wednesday registration for the meeting begins at 4 30 p in. An afternoon session on the a implications of teacher tenure will be headed by Robert Phay. Assistant director of the Institute of government. Sanford a address will follow a 6 p. In. Banquet in the school cafeteria. District to is made up of school units from Davidson Guilford Randolph. Rockingham Stokes and Winston Salem Forsyth counties arid from the City units of Asheboro Lexington. Greensboro High Point Eden. Madison Mayodan Reidsville and Thomasville. Theme for this year s meeting is a Public education a keep it District judge e. I Kuykendall or. Announced today that he will seek a second term running As a Democrat in the democratic primary on May 6 he is the second incumbent to announce for re election to the Guilford county judgeship posts. Judge b. Gordon Gentry also a Democrat earlier announced his intentions to run for re election Guilford is allotted seven judge posts. Still to be heard from Are the two High Point area judges Byron Haworth and de Washington. Both Are expected to run. In announcing for r e a election. Kuykendall stated a i am not running on the issues. I feel that such does not become me running for a judicial office. As chief District judge i can Only run on my record since the District court system was activated in this county of that should be considered satisfactory it is due primarily to the Caliper of District judges we have and the assistance i have received from the clerk of Superior court and his Kuykendall was appointed chief judge by the late r Hunt Parker then chief Justice of the state supreme court. A new chief judge will be appointed from the slate elected in the general election in november. Kuykendall served As judge of municipal county court in Greensboro from 1965-1968 he was president of the . District court judges last year. He received his Law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1935 and practice Law for 13 years until he was appointed state director of the Federal housing administration. He has held the president posts of the Greensboro Jaycees american business club and Greensboro bar Assn. He lives at 108 Lehigh St. In Greensboro. K. D. bomb plot uncovered by police High Point police cd Apt George Leverette said monday afternoon that an investigation into two bombs found in the trunk of a car Jan. To on Mark Street has led to the discovery of a conspiracy involving not Only High Point but Fayetteville and Asheboro As Well. Leverette said that members of his department and agent Johnny Bouras of the u. S. Treasury Depths alcohol tobacco and firearms division had gone before a grand jury in Cumberland county monday and had obtained Bills against two persons. He said Ruby Davis Stafford. 20, and Daniel Clifton Nelson. 40. Both of Fayetteville were charged with conspiracy to injure persons by use of explosives and conspiracy to damage property by use of explosives. Their trials will be conducted in Fayetteville. Leverette said the Stafford woman was being held in lieu see bomb on 6-b Wardell files As candidate Raleigh a a High Point panting shop operator John b Wardell jr., and Raleigh attorney John c Brooks have become the second and third candidates to enter the race for North Carolina commissioner o f labor. Wardell a Democrat who poled More than 200.000 votes in an unsuccessful race for the office four years ago filed for the Post monday he became the second Democrat to file for the being vacated by the retirement of Cornu inner Frank Crane Fine of cranes assistants. William Creel filed earlier Brooks 37. Also announced h s candidacy monday. He is a Greenville native who served As an aide to former gov Terry Sanford and worked As an administrative officer for the 1969 general Assembly. He Aid in a statement released in Greenville that he believes the commissioner s office a presents an Opportunity to reorient and revitalize the Brooks said a i Beleve that a new commissioner can Lead this department toward a far greater concern for the human needs of the working men and women in North he said he would establish a women a Bureau to work toward elimination of differences in wages and Job opportunities for men and women. Wardell. 58. Said he was asking the Post a second time because of a Quot sincere desire in my heart to be of service to fellow workers in this state a he said for the last three months he has operated the printing shop but for 35 years before he had been a employed in the hosiery and furniture he said he would try to a improve the image of the Agency by a a advocating Industry and labor policies that will help lift working people from the Bottom rating in the asked those inside to come out. Pritchett said that when the order was not obeyed he told the two deputies to move Back to the Street and ordered an announcement Over a a a bullhorn a that those inside the House had to minutes to come out or tear Gas would be fired into the dwelling. He said that when nobody came out he ordered the tear Gas used. He said that when three tear Gas projectiles had been fired he heard a shot come from inside the House and that reports came from the South Side of the House that it. Shaw Cooke had been wounded at this Point he said he ordered his men to return fire City patrolmen t. F Bryant and g e. Mcdowell were the next witnesses. They said they were stationed near each other adjacent to a House across the Street from 612 Hulda Bryant said that something hit his Flack Vest flipping him into the air and causing him to hit the ground on his stomach he said he was stunned but that what Ever hit him did not penetrate his Flack Vest. Mcdowell testified that he had seen a Flash from a front window on the first floor of the House and immediately saw Bryant get hit. He Saki he went to Bryant s Aid. Kneeling beside him. But still facing the Hoult a. Mcdowell said at this Point. He was hit and spun around. He said there was no penetration. But that his Metal name plate on his coat was Bent apparently by whatever had hit him another City patrolman. Richard Gillespie testified that he had been stationed on the South Side of the House with it Cooke he said that he had seen a Flash at a double window on that Side of the Hnud a and that Cooke fell 1-ast to Tak a the stand monday was la. E c Arrington. With the Guilford sheriffs dept Arrington said that he was one of the deputies who went to the door of the House to request the occupants to come out he testify d that he and the other Deputy Larry Linthicum. Identified themselves and asked that those inside come out he said that a reply came from inside that. A we have nothing to say a Arrington said he. Pritchett and Linthicum then returned to the Street. Taking the stand during the morning monday were or Clarence Valet pathologist at High Point memorial Hospital and police sgt. G. W Pike. Add Green with sch prize photo by Art Todd Green 8, Andy Winner the observation of a Turtle. In its aquatic habitat and As a pet at Home has earned Todd Green 8, of Lardner place a set of a world Book encyclopedia a Todd a second grader in immaculate heart of Mary school is a son of or and mrs. Walter Green or. He has a great interest in sports mainly football and baseball and along with his father and a brother takes an Active part in the local Indian guides organization. This past summer while at High Hock Lake he found a Turtle. After bringing it Home Todd proceeded to feed and Cere for the reptile. This activity led to his question to Andy which was do Freshwater turtles hibernate a pet Turtle May wish to hibernate through the worst of the Winter or he May wish to stay up and around All through the year naturally he cannot discuss his plans so come fall. His owner watches for signs. If the gentle Little creature seems As Alert As usual plan to tend him and feed him through the Winter if he seems More Lazy than usual he May be getting ready to hibernate. In this Rase his owner does a few things to make him comfortable Freshwater turtles cannot abide the cold they Are coldblooded animals that get their Only warmth from the air. The ground and the water around them in cold weather their blood cannot get enough warmth to keep circulating then the Chilly turtles hibernate until Spring returns turtles cannot stand too much heat either. In desert regions see Todd on 6-b Bowles won t spend tax Money to Aid Bald head by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer Hargrove Bowles asserted today he will spend no tax Money toward the development of Bald head Island. If he is elected governor the responsibility of getting people to and from the Island off Brunswick county at the Mouth of the Cape fear River is that of the developers. Bowles a candidate for the Democrat nomination f o r governor said a a Flat no. Absolutely Bowles responded when asked whether he thought the stale should provide a Bridge to the Island he also added he would be opposed to the state providing a ferry service to and from the Island. Let them the developers get the people to and from the Island a Bowles said. A i am not going to spend tax Money on Ald head pairing a press conference at the Albert Bick Motel near Friendship Airport this morning Bowles elaborated in some detail about his views on Bald head Island. The Island a been purchased by Carolina Cape fear corp. For private development. W. R. Henderson of High Point is president of the Carolina Cape i ear organization. Private development of the Island is opposed by a Large number of North carolinians. They claim the natural state of the Island and i i $ importance to the ecology of the coastal area should be preserved 8.93 per cent Duke hike granted higher Power Bills Likely by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer with their electric Bills already slated to go up approximately 7 per cent in March. High pointers today faced the Prospect of still higher Bills in the near future. Prospects Are that the High Point City councilmen will raise the City rates another 1.83 per cent to match the latest increase in rates granted Duke Power co., which Sells Power to the City wholesale. The North Carolina utilities commission monday granted Duke an 8.93 per cent rate increase. The firm already had raised rates 7.1 per cent on an interim basis while waiting on the commission s ruling. That leaves 183 per cent to be added. The City of High Point has followed Duke in making a series of rate increases amounting to Over 17 per cent since june 1970. The latest hike will boost the total increase to nearly 20 per cent. High Point City councilmen have followed a policy of raising City rates to match Dukes when the private Power company raises its retail rates to customers it serves directly. Councils procedure has been to adopt new rate schedules identical with Duke s. Councilman Fred Swartz Berg chairman of the councils utilities commission said today he foresees no departure from that policy. A i really think we ought to adhere to our policy that we will not undersell our supplier a Swartzberg stated. He added however that he would a want to look at this thing very closely before i can say for sure How i stand a the councilmen so far Swartzberg said have seemed unanimously in favor o f sticking to the policy of Matching Dukes rates. The 7.1 per cent increase in City rates was supposed to have gone into effect last october and yielded More than $300,000 in additional revenues. The hike however was delayed by president Nixon wage once freeze. Councilmen recently r e enacted the ordinance setting the new rates making them effective with meter readings on and after March. I. The raises in rates so far levied by the City Council have not been As profitable As indicated. In december 1970, Duke raised charges to the City for Power at wholesale by 20 per cent. In granting Duke the latest rate hikes the utilities com Mission admonished the company to seek More competitive biddings in Coal purchases. The Board also said that Duke should reduce its advertising and promotional expenses. The new rate will bring Duke an extra $23 46 million a year the company had asked for increase totalling 11.75 per cent which would have brought in $30 88 million extra a year. The commission said that the new rate hike does not violate Federal Price guidelines recently set up for utilities. It called the increase a no More than the minimum return necessary to assure continued and adequate a i do not think Hie state should take tax dollars to buy Bald head Island a Bowles said he commented that the state has had ample Opportunity in the past to Purchase the Island. A Elf i am elected governor and if nothing has happened in the private development of the Island by that time a Bowles said a i would support the submission of a Bond Issue to the people of North Carolina for the Purchase of the Island by the he said Bowles acknowledged that he had seen plans for the development of the Island by the Carolina Cape fear corp. A it looks to me that these plans Are excellent As Good As can be done for the Island. I think these plans will preserve the Marshlands and the environment of the in other comments Bowles stressed that North Carolinas Road needs Are still great and he proposed an idea for development of a mass transit system in the state particularly for the area Between Raleigh and Charlotte. Quot North Carolina owns a considerable amount of right of Way which is being used by railroads today particularly the Southern railway a he said a i think that these lease agreements could be renegotiated to provide for a reduction in the right of Way rent in return for the development of a mass transit system by the railroads this might be the cheapest Way to solve this problem a Bowles said. Bowles repeated an earlier pledge that if he is elected governor he will appoint a Deputy Highway commissioner for each of the states too counties. A this main r responsibility would be with the see Bowles on 6-b

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