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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, High Point, North Carolina A by a cab Banka Dericard new tote to 6a High Point Enterprise wednesday feb. 2, 7972 . Truck Check posts paying Way Raleigh. N. C. A North Carolina collected a record $1.2 million in penalties from truckers during the past year most of it for exceeding vehicle weight limits. Roger Parker assistant director of the License and theft division of the state motor vehicles department said the penalties were assessed by the state s 12 permanent weight stations and by roving inspectors with portable weighing equipment. Parker said $1,164,721 was collected for either exceeding the Legal weight per Axle or the Over All weight designated by the truck License. The remaining $56,586 represented pan allies for failing to have the $1 Gas registration License from the state department of Revenue. North Carolina truck licenses Are sold according to the Gross weight of the truck and the weight it will haul. The maximum weight allowed in North Carolina per vehicle is 73.000 pounds for a five Axle tractor trailer. A License for a Rig of this weight will Cost $1,278.50 per year. In contrast the owner of a farm pickup truck of 5.000 pounds will pay $13.50 for his License. Truckers Are required to Register with the department of Revenue and file quarterly reports showing the amount of Miles travelled plus the amount of Gas purchased in North Carolina and out of state. If Thev have not purchased sufficient Gas in North Carolina to cover the Miles travelled in the state they must pay the additional tax. The weight station on interstate 85 at Hillsborough is the busiest in North Carolina about 3.8<m trucks Are weighed there daily. In comparison some 1.300 Are weighed daily at the Lumberton station on interstate 95. On a recent Dav 4.551 trucks were weighed at Hillsborough. Four of the 12 weight stations Are on Busy interstate highways and were designed and built especially for North Carolina s needs. A these four stations a Parker said a were designed to weigh trucks in just a matter of Sec Jones and got them out of the Way. The volume of traffic is so heavy on these highways that we can t afford to have trucks lined up waiting to be All trucks Are required to Stop at weight stations. Parker noted that at the four interstate stations a tractor trailer truck can be weighed in six to eight seconds. The weight per Axle registers immediately on a Flasher. Other stations have to weigh each Axle of the truck individually which requires More time the four interstate stations a is measure the height of a Rig it if it exceeds the maximum of 134 feet a Bell will Fine Parker said trucks found to be overweight must be parked and the Drivers must arrange to pay the penalties a Elf it is a reliable trucking he explained a we Issue a citation and the trucker is allowed to proceed. But if its j a Small company we never have heard of he is required to pay on the very few states have a truck weighing program comparable to North Carolinas Parker pointed out. Several including Georgia South Carolina and new Jersey Are studying North Carolinas program. A the purpose of Gram a Parker said. That our highways abused by excess and to enforce our License recently a stolen Rig valued at some $40,000, was uncovered at the Wilson station. When the Rig pulled in inspectors noticed that the truck portion bore a trailer License the Driver was asked to Check with the owner on the registration. High Point Enterprise wednesday Fob. 2, 1972 7a Sunshine Kristy crackers i la. Box Del Monte assorted / the friendliest fruit drinks yellow White butter fudge chocolate spice Cherry supreme Marble Lemon supreme deep Choc. Pineapple supreme butter Gold Orange Apple cinnamon Duncan Hines Valleydale sliced stores in town Eastgate shopping Center open nightly a til 9 00 a 1300 North main St. Open thursday 4 Friday nights til 9 00 open saturdays til 7 00 918 East Green St. Open nightly a til 9 00 use your Bank am Ricardi for your grocery purchases at any High Point big Bear or the Thomasville big Bear store or a a is Beans a wieners time on Gram simple pleasure deserves Ira atm nescafe instant Coffee Bacon whole smoked picnics cake m x lbs. Avg. Valleydale teen Franks Jar russet \ 37 Van amps pork and Beans Volley Dol teen Franks. 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Hunt club Morton Frozen Cream pies 35 decorated Viva jumbo % k dog food assorted flavors 14-oz. Size Morton Frozen pot pies to. Hormel Chili with Beans or regular 15-oz.can Spray p. Disinfectant napkins lys0l 140-count package hot 15-Oi. Con regular spam 12-oz. Can Armour s Delta bathroom tissue aunt Jemima regular Pancake mix ,2 1b. Box 55 Morton Froien Spaghetti amp meat .25 Morton fro Ion Boi. Macaroni amp cheese .25 danish pastry i Del i Kitchen a weekend specials White layer cake with chocolate m a a Kwh 1bs special a f a Sigafo shopping conto phone 885-2313 a weekend features a Barbo chickens1>.o9 Valleydale store sliced of a All meat Bologna l9 fresh Crisp 12-oz tossed salad. ?�9. .53 f Eastgate shopping Center Tot. 115-231j i month Mam . 112-2913 Vienna sausage. $30 Armour. 15-ot. Co corned beef hash?.3o armours Coupon 16 28 Parson s Lemon 200 free a amp a Green Stamps with this Coupon and Purchase of _ any 6 classic Green glasses ammonia bottle Blue Bonnet regular 2�?~ off Label ? Dinty Moore up 4 vegetable Stew . 01 Hormel Tomales .37 Sealemon juice xxx Green Stamps Wertti bit be eee and i6jm or Mere Purchase limit on pop customer Coupon Good thru wtd., Fob. 9, 1972 Blacks Only Small part of patrol by William l. Chaze associated press writer Atlanta. A. A state police units in the South have i Ewe if any Black patrolmen a situation resulting in suits in Mississippi and Alabama and the threat of one in Florida. Only 27 Blacks an associated press Survey shows Are among the More than 5.000 patrolmen and troopers in the eight Southeastern states. Alabama and Mississippi have no Black patrolmen. South Carolina and Louisiana have four each Georgia and Florida have two apiece Tennessee has six and North Carolina leads the Region with nine. Patrol officials maintain they do not discriminate but can to find qualified Black applicants. Civil rights leaders Are sceptical. A Al the Blacks that have qualified have been appointed Quot said col. P. F. Thompson of the South Carolina patrol. And officials say that Blacks is to Are qualified and interested in Law enforcement jobs invariably go to the big City police forces in the Region. A those who have the requirements can find More Money said col. Lewis Bell Deputy director of the Georgia state patrol. Hie starting pay for a patrolman in Georgia is $541 monthly about $150 less than the starting pay Tor an Atlanta policeman. Most civil rights leaders contend that the state patrol units have remained almost Lily White because the men in charge want it that Way and done to seek Black applicants. Isaac Williams a act South Carolina Field director Calls the patrol in his state a one of the most racist and segregated agencies within state and Marvin Davis. A act Field Secretary for f Lorida says the standards of acceptability set by the patrol Are unrealistic. As far As Blacks Are concerned. A they should be realistic a he Sas. A the patrol should find ways to get them in not keep them out. Now. Nobody can pass except a Middle class he says the patrol is awaiting the arrival of a a Jackie Robinson or a Ralph without exception the Southern states have no formalized programs designed to add Blacks to the patrol. All require applicants to be High school graduates meet rigid physical requirements and pass written examinations. They must also undergo an in Tensive background Check aimed at turning up any criminal convictions that automatically disqualify applicants. We re not going to walk Down the Street and ask people to said a Florida official. We want people who want to be the suit filed by the a act in Montgomery Ala. Seeks to desegregate the patrol and Force it to fill one third of its jobs with Blacks. A Federal judge has issued an order temporarily restraining the patrol from hiring any new troopers until he hears the ease. The a act meanwhile is trying to find i too qualified Black applicants. A Federal judge ruled in Mississippi recently that the states patrol must handle applications on a nondiscriminatory basis but he did not find that the patrol had discriminated in the past. That suit was filed by two Blacks who want to join the Force. In Florida. A act official Davies says the Highway patrol will be sued unless gov. Reubin Askew keeps his pledge to add Blacks to the Force. We re going to hold the governors hands to the fire on this a he said the suit being contemplated in Florida would be aimed at making the Force 15 per cent Black. Blacks comprise 15 per cent of the states population. The a act says it is not considering a suit in Louisiana where four Blacks serve among 654 troopers. Quot it would be premature to file a suit and then not have Blacks willing to qualify for the position a said pm Mitt Douglas Louisiana a act president. Tennessee could pick up As Many As too Black troopers in a r a new program designed to bring minority groups into state jobs. Gov. Winfield Dunn wants 17 per cent of All state jobs filled with Blacks. North Carolina officials say they Are encouraging the enlistment of Blacks through informal contacts with Community leaders across the state. Kelly Alexander North Carolina a act president credits the patrol with making a sincere Effort to hire Blacks

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