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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 3, 1972, High Point, North Carolina The High Point Enterprise monday afternoon july 3, 1972. Section b they re just testing rules Are ready snags at new Lake delaying Public use red Cross collects the appearance of these boats at High Points new City Lake does no to mean that the Lake is open for fishing and boating. The boats belong to wildlife department biologists who were running tests on fish in the Lake. By Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writ a new obstacles have developed further delaying the opening of High Points new Reservoir for recreational use. Vandalism at Washington Terrace Park has caused All construction Crews to be diverted to there leaving the Marina building at the Lake hardly above ground level. In addition it. Was revealed today that rules and regulations for using the Lake for fishing boating and skiing have not been completed. Until the regulations Are completed and approved by state health authorities it would appear that there is no hurry to Complete construction of the Marina building. The regulations Are being prepared by the City utilities and Parks department. A we have been working on these regulations for some time but have not yet brought them to the Point for final action a l. C. Williams utilities director said today. A at this Point a he added a i could not recommend any use for the Lake except for fishing Only in City owned boats a he said. His department is r responsible for the Quality of the water which eventually goes into the Homes of High pointers Williams said. He added that a main con Cern in using the Lake for recreational purposes is a safety in addition to the Quality of the a i have always Felt that the Lake is too Small for skiing. That has been bugging me for a Long a but this department is not trying to Stop skiing on the Lake. We Are not holding out on the regulations but just want to be sure that safety factors Are built into them a he said. The delay in completing the regulations currently is caused by difficulties in a getting the exact Type of information we need. For instance what size boat should be allowed on the Lake it is hard to obtain the guidelines we need for that a Williams stated. Williams said his d department and the recreation department Are a working in full Harmoney to Complete these regulations a but he would not speculate As to when they would be completed. A i want the City Council to approve the regulations before we Start using the Lake a he said. Workmen of the recreation department meanwhile have made Little headway in constructing the Marina building. Parks director Marvin Keith has said that he would not be willing to open the Marina until the Structure to House the Marina keeper and equipment is completed. All available work Crews have been diverted to Washington Terrace according to Erie Scott assistant to the City manager. Vandals broke into the Pavilion at the Park two weekends ago and a just about Tore the place apart a Scott said. Water fountains were ripped from moorings doors were smashed Down and portions of the ceiling ripped off. It was necessary to repaint a major portion of the Interior he stated. A emr. Keith is aware of the interest in getting the Marina in operation but Felt that the repairs to Washington Terrace were More urgent a Scott said. Officials say that the Lake wont be open for boating and fishing until a building at the Marina shown in photos is completed and operational rules and regulations adopted. Staff photo by Sonny Hedgecock will await verdict on Appeal Boyd delays return to Force by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer former police it. L. J. Boyd ordered reinstated to the police department by the civil service commission did not return to work at the appointed Day saturday. When contacted today Boyd said his immediate plans Are not to return to the department until after a verdict has been Given in an Appeal that will be filed in Superior court. Boyds attorney Rossie Gardner could not be reached today for further information on the status of the Appeal. Of a City employee is not satisfied with the ruling of the civil service commission the next course of action available is an Appeal to Superior court. In Superior court a civil judge reviews the Case and can either uphold the commission s ruling or order the commission to make specified changes in its verdict. The commission ordered Boyd reinstated last monday after hearing six hours of testimony from chief Laurie Pritchett other members of the police department and from Boyd and his character witnesses. He was ordered to return to the department july i at the rank of patrolman. The commission had ruled that he was guilty of misconduct but that dismissal was too severe punishment. Also returned to the department by the commission was patrolman Ralph Wade Farlow. His Appeal was heard by the commission on tuesday. In reinstating Farlow the commission said he was to return to duty aug. I. His punishment thus became a two month suspension without pay. Farlow and his attorney Arch Schoch Iii said after the hearing that Farlow would definitely return to the department in August. Two other appeals Are yet to be heard. Sgt. Larry e. Miller s Case has been scheduled for july la and patrolman Lerue Morriss two Days later july 13. Miller is represented by Gardner and Morris is represented by Schoch. There were unconfirmed reports today that Pritchett his attorney j. V. Morgan and attorneys for Miller and Morris have been negotiating a settlement that would remove the necessity of the remaining two hearings. Schoch said today that he had held conversations with Morgan concerning the hearings. But said he did not wish to go into the purpose of the conferences at this time. Morgan was net in his office today and was not expected police seeking armed robbers High Point police had out an All Points bulletin today for three armed men who held up a service station about 6 of clock this morning. Officers said the men entered the station located in the Forks of n. Main Street and old Winston Road to get some Gas. After they had received the Gas officers continued the men pulled a .38 pistol and robbed the attendant of about $340 in Cash. Detectives said the attendant who was not identified was not injured. Brenda Hinesley Hazelwood 24, of Lake Charles la., was arrested Over the weekend by police on a charge of robbery. She had been released from jail on $1,000 Bond. She is accused of taking part in the june 19,1971, robbery of the Kayo service station on English Road. The warrant alleges $47 in Cash two cases of motor Oil and some cigarettes were taken after attendant James Edwards was assaulted. About three other persons were arrested and charged shortly after the incident. Mrs. Grace Shippley of English Road told police sunday that she returned Home to find that her purse had been stolen from her bedroom. She said the purse contained $125 in Cash. Hassell Keith of Russell Street said two unidentified boys entered his room and took $50 in change and $8 in Bills. Marion Hayes of Camden Avenue said he fell asleep at his Home saturday night and somebody took $120 from his pants pocket. Three teenagers were arrested sunday when they were reportedly found hiding in a closet at Cloverdale school. Officers said somebody reported hearing a noise Al the school and called police. When officers arrived they found that the Glass in a Side door had been broken out. La checking the building they said they found William Luther Rook 18, of Mangum Avenue James Lee Rogers 18, of Cassell Street and Daniel Wayne Patton 19, of Cassell hiding in the closet. Two residents of Fox fire apartments on deep River Road reported bicycles stolen. Masey Stuart and Juanita Shelton said the two bicycles were valued at a total of about $150. James e. Stephenson of Sevenoaks drive said a shag Rug valued at $50 was stolen from a machine at Northwood laundromat. Other arrests Over the weekend included Lilly Mae Wood 56, of furlough Street assault with a deadly weapon William Carlton Surber 43, of route 5, driving under the influence of intoxicants Max Franklin Mann 51, of it. I Randleman Drunken driving and violation of prohibition Laws and Anna Mae Bethea 50, of Kivett drive Possession of non tax paid whisky and Public drunkenness. Guilford county deputies said the custodian found a see police on 2-b until wednesday. It appears that it will be the latter part of this month before vacancies left on the department by the dismissals of 12 men As the result of Pritchetts investigation into a theft ring in his department can be filled. Ken Wood executive Secretary of the commission said today that no new men will be added until the commission has hired someone to make psychological examinations of any new personnel before they join the department. The commission has discussed the hiring of a psychologist at several meetings but Wood said it would probably will be the Middle of this month before a definite decision is reached. The department at full strength has 137 officers. The present number of officers is 120. Pritchett had said earlier that duty changes had been made to fill the Gap until new men could be added. He said he Felt the shortage presented no immediate danger o f reducing efficiency. He also stated that it takes several months to train new men after they come with the department. He said a new Man undergoes two training periods at the police Academy and then works for a time with a a coach Trainer before he can be placed in the Field by himself. Six of the 12 dismissed officers face criminal charges and Are scheduled to be tried wednesday in District court. Those arrested were patrolmen d. L. Jarrett of Hilton court a. R. Pilkenton of Eugene Street James Michael Kelly of Brentwood Street George Burton or. Of Habersham Road j. M. Howard of n. Centennial Street and v. R. Legrande of Pemberton july to budget planning is in its final stages Greensboro the new Guilford county budget now in the final stages of development will be far More detailed than in past years. The details being provided through planning under direction of Lawrence Cogdill budget officer will be the basis for pinning Down costs of various operations throughout the year. Cogdill said the budget will become a component in the county a new financial re porting system which is designed to give department Heads an accurate month by month report on amounts which have been spent and that remaining. Trie details Cogdill explained will help department Heads isolate costs of various projects within their departments giving them closer financial control Over the various projects they Are responsible for. The same program will also City celebrating 4-Day weekend give county officials a a better tools in the management of its Money. Cogdill said that the financial report which took effect in May has already proven to be a valuable asset. Plans Call for the 1972-1973 budget to be presented officially to the Board of county commissioners on july to. It is expected to produce a total of about $38.6 million an amount which will be about $3.9 million above the for the current year. This represents an increase of 11.39 per cent. The commissioners Are looking toward a tax rate of 66 cents per $100 valuation this year compared at the 84 cents per $100 valuation set for last year. The new tax rate coming in the Wake of the revaluation program represents a drop of 21.42 per cent. Local taxes Are expected to total about $14.0 million a 6 9 per cent decrease from last year. For the most part High pointers not already celebrating the 196th birthday of the nation with a four Day weekend will join in festivities tuesday As government and businesses shut Down operations for Independence Day. The Parks and lakes of nearby areas Are expected to be crowded with family groups celebrating with the traditional picnic. The Parks and recreation department annual 4th of july celebrations will be held at High Point City Lake and Washington Terrace Park tuesday. Activities will begin at noon and last throughout the afternoon. The annual event is sponsored in cooperation with elks Lodge 1155. Several a a skills events Are slated. Some of these Are Spike driving pea shelling basketball shooting and Watermelon seed spitting contest. For the More Active there Are sack races spoon races and the a Greasy pole there will also be clowns helium balloons and an old fashioned country band to add to the festivities. All rides at both Parks will continue to operate on a regular schedule and both swimming pools will be open. Although nearly everyone will have a mid week Day off from work no Large scale Community wide Celebration is planned. Warm Ami humid weather under partly Cloudy skies have been promised by the Weatherman for the annual event. There is 40 per cent probability of afternoon showers or thundershowers however through tuesday. Nearly All stores will be closed for the Day and the same goes for Banks and other financial businesses. Eddie Knox head of the High Point merchants assn., said that at least 90 per cent of the businesses he polled indicated they would close. There Are some exceptions however. Those who forgot to get the Chicken for frying or the makings for potato salad for that picnic will find a number of groceries open. The same is True of some discount stores. Federal state county and City offices throughout the area will be closed with the exception of emergency Crews and police and firemen. The City a two bus companies will not provide any services tuesday except charter. City transits service to Archdale and Jame town will be off All week As Many industries have shut Down for the annual summer Holiday week. The Enterprise will publish tuesday but will observe extremely Early deadlines for news items. The business offices will observe a half Day holiday.294 pints the last Bloodmobile visit of the fiscal year netted 294 pints of blood with 58 first time donors. The two Day visit at the red Cross chapter House was sponsored by textile commercial and Public industries. The red Cross Mobile lab unit made its first trip to High Point. The lab is set up to process blood into platelets which Are used in treatment of blood disorders and into other blood components. Until the Mobile lab went into operation the platelets could Only be processed in Charlotte and Durham. Now with the unit in operation patients can receive platelets within six hours after they have been donated to the red shoppers can now Park free Thomasville shoppers in Thomasville Are now being allowed two hours of free parking As a one year trial period in a new City ordinance went into effect. Police chief Paul m. Shore said Friday that meter covers explaining the new parking arrangement had not yet arrived but free parking still was in Force. The previously 10-minute to six hour meters Are All now two hours of free packing. Violators of this time period will be subject to a $2 Over parking Fine. Condition is satisfactory woman is injured in wreck Dorothy r. Bame Castle of Archdale was listed in satisfactory condition at High Point memorial Hospital today following a wreck on the old Thomasville Road sunday. She was injured police said when the car she was driving ran off the Road on a Low shoulder swerved to the other Side of the Road struck a guide wire and came to rest against a tree. The car was listed As a total loss. No charges were filed. Several accidents saturday afternoon resulted in six people being injured. Marion h. Bean. 39, of Asheboro was charged with a Stop sign violation after his car collided with a car driven by John h. Sumter 20, of Barbee Street in the intersection of Meredith Street and Leonard Street police said. Both Drivers were injured but not seriously. Beans car damage was estimated at $1,000. Two More people were injured in a collision on Westchester drive. Peggy Phillips Husted and Cynthia Ann Potts both of Bethel Avenue and passengers in a car operated by Ellen p. Husted of Bethel Avenue were not seriously injured. James Clifton Moore 72, of Westwood Avenue was charged with failure to yield right of Way in the Accident. Failure to reduce Speed to avoid an Accident was filed against William Kent Black welder 17, of Lindsay Street following a wreck that caused injury to the other Driver involved. Arthur r. Perry 59, of South Road received minor injuries. James Howard Chandler of Tipton Street was slightly injured in a collision in tile intersection of Mont leu Avenue and Forest Street. E s c a Thomas ring 65, of Circle drive charged with unsafe movement and George Robert Smith 26, of Edgeworth Avenue were the Drivers involved in the Accident

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