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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 25, 1974, High Point, North Carolina City dealers draw gasoline sales plan by Ven Carver Enterprise staff writer official implementation of a gasoline sales agreement struck sunday afternoon by High Point service station operators will not begin for another week. Lines at several stations which Are still pumping Gas however were reported noticeably Shorter a the agreement to go into effect March 4, had three Basic Points a dealers will open their pumps at 8 . And 4 . Each Day and will sell Gas for at least an hour each Sale period. As with other parts of the pact flexibility is allowed on this Point since some station owners May have less Gas than others and some May wish to open for Gas sales at other times. A the governors directives for controlling Gas vending will be enforced. Sales will be made Only to customers with one half tank or less each customer will get to Gallons of gasoline provided the dealer has a sufficient Supply and the Odd even License plate formula will be observed. A sales to customers who carry Metal containers to the Gas pumps will be limited to two Gallons with certain exceptions. In order to buy larger quantities the purchaser will have to present credentials to the Gas station manager that the extra fuel will be used for purposes other than hoarding. State Laws related to the transport of Large amounts of fuel will also have to be followed to the letter. Called by a n. Main Amoco dealer Charles Priddy the meeting held sunday was attended by 44 gasoline station operators. Priddy estimated that about 80 per cent of High Points major Gas dealers were represented at the session. Not included however were the Independent operators some of whom now seem to have greater fuel stocks than most of the major outlets. Independents were not represented because most of the stations Are owned by out of town interests and significant changes in policy have to be approved by regional offices. Priddy explained. Also not represented were department stores that sell Gas. Mayor Paul Clapp who attended the meeting sunday said he had commitments from the manager of Sears and Penney a that they would attempt to abide by the agreement reached at the meeting. Contacted this morning Penney a manager Roy Burchfield confirmed that he intended to go along with most of what was agreed upon sunday. He said he had already begun prohibiting sales to people bringing in Metal cans except for one gallon allotments to motorists with stalled autos. He has also instituted the Odd even formula. Though Penney a maximum Sale is now $3 Worth of Gas Burchfield expects to raise the limit to $4 or $5 by next month. The Only reservation he had about the plan adopted sunday is Over the afternoon opening time. Asserting that the 8 . Time suited him he said he would prefer an afternoon opening of 2 30 to accommodate nonworking people who want to avoid Rush hour lines. Since those attending the meeting sunday seemed amenable to some variation in the opening hours Burchfield a earlier afternoon Selling time would apparently not seriously upset the vending pact. The Penney a manager has not made up his mind on that Point in any event he said this morning. Other independents contacted this morning indicated reluctance to conform to the provisions of the agreement. J. M. Flinchum who manages the Kayo service station on Kivett drive formerly English Road said he could not follow the part of the agreement specifying two daily opening times because of his company a payroll policy. In any Case he said All changes in present sales arrangements would have to come from an area office in Greensboro. Norman Tinnell manager of direct Oil co., was too Busy this morning to evaluate the plan fully but like Flinchum he said he could t a go along with a the Section stipulating morning and afternoon openings. Of the dealers commenting this morning. Tinnell was the Only one who reported customer lines equalling Gas crunch increasing bus traffic by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer when the gasoline crunch first began to be appreciably Felt late last fall there was an accompanying Hue and cry from some politicians to Cut off supplies of gasoline for forced busing of students to achieve integration. There were even some legislative proposals to this effect but sentiment for such measures has quickly cooled and it is not difficult to understand Why. It turns out that busing students rather than delivering them at the school doors in private cars is one nearly painless Way of conserving gasoline and apparently More and More parents Here Are finding this out. Last week the High Point Board of education approved the Purchase of two More school buses one of them needed now As the result of increased bus loads in recent weeks. The other is in an Owca forum the Owca Public affairs forum will be held tuesday beginning with a luncheon at noon. Reservations Are not necessary for the meeting which is open to the Public. Robert Marks associate editor of the Enterprise will speak on the death penalty. No meeting the Job search workshop sponsored by the Althusa club and scheduled for 7 30 . Tuesday at the chamber of Commerce bldg. Has been cancelled. Joy Watson president of Snelling amp Snelling Here said the meeting designed to help women who Are considering re entry into employment is being cancelled because of the gasoline shortage. Drapery classes Asheboro new classes in drapery making will begin at Randolph technical Institute tuesday. There will be a morning class 9 . To 12 30 . An afternoon class i to 4 30 . And an evening class 6 30 to to . Each of these classes will meet each tuesday at the designated time for to weeks. In these classes the Basic techniques of drapery making will be covered. Chair City y Thomasville the Thomasville family Myca will hold its third annual meeting thursday at 7 . At the Thomasville High school cafeteria Robert f. Clodfelter vice president of Wachovia Bank and Trust in Winston Salem will be the speaker. The Myca member of the year award and All membership Campaign awards will be presented at the meeting. Tickets will be on Sale at the Myca office until noon thursday. The meeting is open to the Public. Engineers exam Lexington applications for the certification of engineering technicians Are now available at Davidson county Community College through March 4. The six hour exam will be Given at the College May 18 by the Institute for the certification of engineering technicians according to Walter Boggess local mechanical technology instructor the application for the May exam must be completed by March 4. Cinema cafe Wall drawings Over 20,000 years old in caves of France and Spain is the subject of the Cinema cafe attraction tuesday at High Point Public Library. A prehistoric images a explores these Early Art renderings inscribed 20,000 years before Christ and shows the animals hunted by prehistoric Peoples and hinting at a form of religion. The 18-minute production will have two showings at 12 15 . And 5 15 . In the Community room. Coffee will be available for noon hour viewers. Those during the panic period last week. At Penney a Burchfield who is limiting his sales to too cars daily said Only 46 cars had shown up wanting fuel. Flinchum a line at the Kayo station this morning was far Shorter than Normal around 9 ., but he had postponed his opening time for today until la ., 3/z hours later than Normal. The week Long delay in implementing the agreement was necessary because the most of the dealers present sunday either have no gasoline or will be so Short for the remainder of the month that the agreement would be ineffective according to Priddy. One station operator Jim Snow of College Village Sunico related that he had to Send his wife to a nearby Mobil station last week to get gasoline for his own car. His stations allocation for february was 20,000 Gallons he said but the March allocation is Only 4,300 Gallons greater. Another concern of the see City on 2b ii la i g h p 0 n t n i ii r p r i s e monday afternoon february 25,1974 Section b primaries shaped candidates flock to filing offices by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer several Lively primary Battles for Guilford county political offices Are in the offing. At the noon filing deadline today primary races had developed among republicans for nominations to the state Senate and county commissioner races. Democratic candidates overflowed the county commissioner sheriffs and House tickets meaning primary contests on May 7 to determine who will be on the party a ballot in the general election next november. The deadline found both parties with full slates for the state Senate race. As the noon deadline neared there were these additions to the list of candidates Roxie Hobson of Greensboro filed for the state House As a Democrat. She is married and is a senior at unc a. Thomas Hilliard who has run unsuccessfully before declared As a Republican for the House race. Archie Hill a grocer from Browns Summit filed As a Democrat for the county commissioner race. Gaston Faison a Greensboro realtor also filed As a Democrat for the commissioners race. Both he and Hill Are seeking office for the first time. A late Filer Ogden Deal of it. 2, Mcleansville provided opposition for the two incumbents seeking reelection in the nonpartisan race for two positions on the Guilford county Board of education. E. H. Hennis of it. 7, Greensboro who has run twice unsuccessfully for sheriff paid his filing fee for a third try. He is a Democrat. His candidacy Means a primary Battle for Gibson the incumbent. Opposition also developed for incumbent Joseph Shore a Democrat and longtime clerk of Guilford Superior to citation of enlargement of the kindergarten program next fall in accordance with the state plan to provide kindergarten programs for All the states five year Olds by 1978. Or. Dean b. Pruette superintendent of schools said that both the change in school hours because of the initiation of Daylight saving time and the gasoline shortage probably contributed to the increase in the number of children Riding buses but there was no easy Way of finding out which was the major Factor. High Points school system provides transportation for All students living a mile or More from school and the number of children Riding buses has gradually increased since the Cross using arrangements were begun three years ago. But there has been a sudden surge in bus riders in recent weeks. The system now operates 53 buses about to More than three years ago. Most of them cover at least two routes each morning and afternoon. The waiting time for purchasing school buses is about a year but As soon As state authorities approve the need for additional buses used buses Are provided on a loan basis until the new vehicles Are received. The school system must provide the Purchase Price for new buses but once approved the state pays for operating expenses and also replacements when buses Are worn out. In another Energy crises related matter the school Board has authorized in stall action of four 20,000 gallon fuel Oil tanks for storage of heating fuel for the schools at a total Cost of about $15,000. It is expected that these Gas crunch on 2b Winter s still around while temperatures this Winter have been mild for the most part a bit of chill still hangs in the Twilight air and the Barren Trees remind us that Oil Man Winter is still around. Photographer Art Richardson spotted this scene near the Oak hollow Lake dam As the Sun dipped below the horizon on a recent frosty evening. Staff photo by Art Richardson court. Republican William trevarrow of Greensboro who is assistant county attorney filed near deadline for the race. Mrs. Evelyn Crutchfield of it. 3, Greensboro seeking office for the first time joined other republicans seeking the two nominations to the county Board of commissioners race. Or. Katherine Sebo a professor at unc a filed As a Democrat for the state Senate. Her candidacy rounded out the democratic ticket for the three nominations. Nick Robinson jr., a political newcomer filed to become the third candidate on the gop Senate slate. Charlie Phillips of Greensboro was the last democratic incumbent to make his bid for re election official. Two other democrats Mark Short a former legislator and mrs. Irene Hill a Greensboro housewife also joined the House race making it a 10-candidate fight for the seven democratic nominations. The final hour before filing deadline broadened both the Democrat and Republican Battles for the two nominations to the county Board of commissions contest. Among late filers were democrats James Robert Landreth of Greensboro and l. Russell Clark of Jamestown and republicans Don Hubbard former executive director of the High Point housing authority and w h. Anderson of Greensboro two other candidates got in under the deadline wire for the county school Board race they were Walter l. Salmon of Greensboro and Ray c Bellow of Jamestown. Here is How the raced shaped up after the filing deadline had passed sixth District Congress one seat a democrats Richardson Preyer of Greensboro incumbent republicans Steve Ritchie of Reidsville. State Senate three seats a democrats Lynwood Smith of High Point incumbent Mcneill Smith of Greensboro incumbent. Or. Katherine Sebo of Greensboro republicans Coolidge Murrow of High Point incumbent and see candidates on 2b woman reported raped a 73-year-old Kearns Alley resident told police saturday afternoon that she was raped in the bedroom of her Home Friday about 6 30 . James f. Grainger 37, of Wheeler Street was arrested and charged with rape. The woman said the Man who she knew by sight and not by name came to her House and asked for a drink of water. She said she admitted him and gave him the water. A Short time later she said he choked her and when she came to he was placing her on the bed. She said the Man threatened her not to see a doctor or Call the police. She said the attack left her weak and she did not have a Telephone and that was Why there was a delay in notifying police. Gilbert Wallace 64, of Redding Street said someone knocked on his Back door sunday about i . He said he went to the door and someone hit him. While he was on the floor two men tied a to shirt around his head and demanded his Money. Wallace said the men took him to the bathroom removed $106 from a sofa in the bedroom and then tied his hands and feet with a Belt and Telephone Cord before they left. Thieves entered Scott Garten Buick on n. Main Street Over the weekend. Police said an inventory would have to be taken before it was known How much was taken. Damage to the building was estimated at $2,500. Officers said several doors were pried open or had Glass in them broken. They said one door was forced open with a car. Thev said the thieves also tried to Force open three vending machines. An unknown Quantity of drugs was stolen after thieves pried a panel off a door at ring Harris drug store on n. Main Street. Police said some Money was moved from one room to another but left by the thieves a who seemed Only interested in thieves pulled some tin from the Back of the building and entered Sty Rex industries on Berkley Street. Once inside they used a Torch to open a Money changer and three vending machines. At least $138 Worth of cigarettes were stolen but it was Uncertain what else was taken. Arthur Lee Bines of Vail Street said that a Case of Beer two pints of Gin and see woman on 2b Clark seeking commission Post Randolph races shaping by Don Wrenn Enterprise staff writer Asheboro a candidates in Randolph county continued today to slip under the wire As they rushed to meet the noon deadline for filing for the november general election. Local races getting new candidates today included the state House Register of deeds and sheriff. The new sheriffs candidate brought to six the number of men seeking the office. Jerry r. Craven of it. I Ramseur announced intentions to run for the office. Craven 31, a Republican and former special Deputy is a grading contractor he is a graduate of Asheboro High school and attended Randolph technical Institute. He is married to the former Virginia Wright of Coleridge. Craven now joins five other sheriffs candidates including . Dawkins of Randleman Robert Mason Paul Scott and Carl Moore All of Asheboro and Roger Boggs of Trinity. Moore and Dawkins Are democrats. In the county commissioners race eight candidates have announced intentions to run including three republicans and five democrats. Those seeking one of the three seats up for election on the county Board of commissioners include Republican William Farlow of Archdale and Kenyon Davidson of Asheboro both incumbents and Thurman Mcbride of it. 3, Asheboro and democrats Logan White Steve Miller and Frank Auman All of Asheboro . Bowman of Worthville and Gurney Bledsoe of Trinity the election for the Randolph county Board of education will be held on May 7, and candidates in the non partisan affair include incumbents Kimber t. Andrew of Climax Clinton Comer of Seagrove and Roland Albertson of Archdale. Challengers Are Clinton Nance of it. 2, Randleman and Kenneth f. Langley of it. I Liberty. The top three winners will be the finalists on May 7. Mrs. Annie Shaw Republican incumbent is running for the office of Randolph Register of deeds against Democrat challenger mrs. Elaine c. Curtis of Ramseur. Randolph county clerk of court John Skeen a Republican has opposition from Democrat Charles White of new Market. Two republicans and one Democrat have announced for county Surveyor. They Are Don Smith and Ray Campbell both republicans of Asheboro and Thomas Moore of Liberty a Democrat. In the 24th state House District made up entirely of Randolph county Republican incumbents Roby Garner and Frank Redding Iii both of Asheboro face opposition from democrats be Randolph 3n 2b l. Russell Clarkjr. Of Jamestown filed today As a Democrat candidate for one of the three Guilford county commissioner seats to be filled in next november a general election Clark a native of Thomasville and former resident of High Point is making his first bid for Public office. A a in a concerned with our county government and its relationship with the people of Greensboro High Point Jamestown Gibsonville and All the rest of the county. I want to see a More open administration and i think the people of the county want the same Clark said. He said that he is particularly concerned that the county has taken Revenue sharing Money a a channelled from the taxpayer through the Federal government Back to the county government a and spent it without any sort of Public hearing or Effort to find out what the people wanted it spent for. A i want to see county commissioners listen to the people in the county and respond to them a he said. A i get around the county and i know what people Are saying and they Are concerned about these things. They have lost their Confidence in politicians. I Hope that i can help them regain their Confidence in government a he said. Clark is a Veteran of the air Force in world War ii. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina state University. He and his wife Betty own and operate the Clark insurance Agency. He is a member of St. Mary a episcopal Church of High Point. The Clarks have three children. / of Lam so l. Russell Clarkjr. Alexander seeks top court spot judge Elreta Alexander of Greensboro who has been presiding in District court in High Point and Greensboro since 1968, filed today As a Republican candidate for chief Justice of the state supreme court. Judge Alexander who was the first negro woman graduate of Columbia University received her Law degree there in 1945. She had been in private practice in Greensboro from 1947 until her election As judge in 1968. She was a senior partner in the firm of Alston Alexander Pell and Pell. A Well known Public speaker judge Alexander is a member of the american North Carolina new York and Greensboro bar associations

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