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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaNew death Law for . Seen Raleigh a in the Wake of North Carolina s death penalty being struck Down by the supreme court As unconstitutional there were predictions by those supporting the punishment that a new Law would be passed quickly while opponents were grateful that at least i some persons were spared the penalty. Friday s supreme court i action was Good news and bad news to both sides in North Carolina. Typical of the mixed feelings was the reaction of the North Carolina civil liberties Union which has Long opposed capital i punishment. George Gardner head of the state organization i lamented that the High court has not yet reached the inescapable conclusion that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment repugnant to 20th Century concepts of Justice and humanity and irrational in the face of evidence that it is in itself a breeder of murder. The death penalty serves Only the cause of revenge a Mut Ovia Tion unworthy of a just j on the other hand Gardner praised the court s action in striking d of n North Carolina s Law. That action spared the 117 sentenced to die had the executions been allowed it would have made North Carolina an International horror justly compared to the death Camps of soviet Russia and nazi germany.1 while Gardner was calling on the legislature to not pass a new capital punishment Law when it convenes next january others were predicting Quick action and two gubernatorial candidates said there should be a special legislative session on the matter. Republican gubernatorial hopeful Coy Pavette a Baptist minister who left his pastorate to run said g of. Jim Holshouser should Call a special session because More murder s will have been committed some of which could have been prevented if the matter is delayed until january. Holshouser however has deferred comment until he reads the decision. A spokesman said he doubled the governor would called a special session now David Flaherty another gop gubernatorial hopeful also said the legislature should be called into session to pass a new Law but. Rep Carl Stewart. Gaston leading candidate for speaker of the House advised against a special session the Only gubernatorial candidate to have spoken against the death penalty has been George Wood. Others have supported it to some degree. Those most affected by the court s 117 per sons sentenced to the news quietly at first because they did t unders tand it guards said. As the condemned persons became aware that their lives had been spared the whole Block was a Central prison guard said. Reaction to the decision was quiet at the correctional Center for women where four women were awaiting a trip to the Gas chamber. Everything seems to be very said supt. Lewis Powell. The Worth Carolina Case that led to the decision was the conviction of Luby Wax ton 24, and James Tyrone Woodson. 23, in the murder of Shirley Whittington Butler a clerk in a Dunn convenience store. Bla Thenie Carroll. Wax ton s Mother was pleased with the decision. I feel like he should be she said but opposed death As the penalty. In Lumberton Joe Freeman Britt the prosecutor from tiny Scotland and Robeson coun ties who has put 13 persons on death Row said he was surprised by the ruling. But he said hell play by the rules imposed and continue pressing for the death penalty if it is restored by the legislature. Several tar Heel Law makers vowed to have the death penalty restored rep John de Davenport. A Nash. Noted that the state has Strong support for the recent poll found 70 per cent of the people backing said the new general Assembly would prefer to give judges and juries some leeway in imposing the death penalty Stone named president of company Greenville Rivers Stone has been appointed president of Stone manufacturing co., succeeding his father. Eugene e. Stone Iii. Who founded the company 43 years ago the elder Stone will continue As chairman of the Board. The new president has been with the company 16 Jears and has been administrative vice president since 1974 the Greenville based apparel manufacturer operates 12 plants in the Carolines and Georgia employing several thousand persons. Deaths j. W. Woodru1" funeral for James Wesley Woodruff. 58, of 711 e. Commerce ave., will be held monday at 11 . In memorial United methodist Church by the Rev Belvin j Jessup. Burial will follow in Carolina biblical Garden. The body will remain at Haizlip funeral Home where the family will be Sun Day from 7 until 8 . Or. Woodruff died thurs Day night in High Point memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bertha Grubb Lexington funeral for mrs Bertha Koontz Grybb. 77. Of it. 1, Elmwood will be held at 2 . Sunday at Yadkin Baptist Church by the Rev Vardis Rains the Rev Joe Newton and the Rev. Ii. V. Nelson. Burial will be in Smith Grove Baptist Church cemetery the body will be taken from Piedmont funeral Home to the Home at 11 . Today. Mrs. Gribb died thursday at her Home after an illness of Lour months g. A. Yarbrough Lexington funeral for George Avery Yarbrough. 53, of Darragh Streci. Pittsburgh a will be held Al 4.30 . Sunday at Piedmont funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Doyle Bowers. Burial will be in Forest Hill memorial Park. The family will be at the funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight. Or Yarbrough died thurs Day in Pittsburgh after a sudden illness. He was a for Mer resident of Davidson county. Mrs. .1. E. Cross Lexington mrs. An Nie Yarbrough Cross. 76. Of 403 Cotton Grove re died at i 15 . Friday at Lexington memorial Hospital she had been in declining health for five months and seriously ill for two weeks she was born in Davidson county to Newbern and Dora Walton Yarbrough. She was the widow of Jessie Elton Cross was retired from Wenona Cotton Mills and was a member of second Presby Terian Church. Survivors All of Lexington arc daughters mrs Margaret Owens and mrs. Mont Nance Brothers Bill Yarbrough and Tim Yarbrough. Sisters mrs. Ethel Hartley. Mrs Gillie mrs Vallie Michael. Mrs. Martha Simpson and mrs Nancy Leonard the body will remain at Piedmont funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements High Point Enterprise saturday july 3, 1976 3a accused in burglary cases waive hearings big spuds John Woody of 201 Lawndale drive proudly displays two rather Large potatoes which his Garden produced. The larger of the two. On the left is 16 inches around while the one on the right is a Mere 14vz inches. Photo by Sonny Hedgecock tires taken from Gas station an employee of sweets service at Green Sboro Road told High Point police wednesday that 76 of flashlights and tires were taken when the station was burglarized tuesday night burglars apparently obtained entry to the building by breaking a window on the West Side of the building according to police an employee of Emerywood laundromat at w Lexington Avenue told police thursday thai someone Cut Oft the lock of a drink machine there pried open the door and took approximately s4 5fl in change Claude Thomas Guyer of n Centennial sire i reported today that 75 record albums valued Al s300. And 50 stereo upes. Valued Al were stolen from his Home Alibi Vej Strother of candidates will speak Greensboro All 20 of the candidates seeking the office of Guilford county commissioner have been invited to speak at the july meeting of the Rural suburban Community coun cil. Mrs. Margaret Register coordinator for the Community councils program said the meet the candidates for county com missioner program is planned for 7.30 . July 13 at the Guilford county agricultural Center in Greensboro she said plans Call for limiting each candidate to three minutes discussion time in order to provide time for each one to present issues of vital interest to local Clover drive reported in Dav that a s300 business radio was taken from his car parked Al Home an employee of Sternberger motor corp. At e Linden Avenue reported Friday that a ?180 citizens band radio was taken from a truck parked at a lot there and Lih Rhodes of Winslow Street told police Friday that a s166 cd radio was taken from her car parked at e Green drive. Hodge of new Street reported Friday that a s3 pocketbook containing s80. Was stolen from High Point Coal and ice co. Betty Kennedy of playground Street reported Friday that a s48 Battery was stolen from a truck parked at furniture Shell at e Kiseil drive an Menlove of North state Telephone co at n. Mam Street told police Friday that d Telephone was taken Ironi a residence a i Tryon Michael Ira Doobrow of Rubin Hood apts told police Friday that s25 was taken from his Billfold located in a truck parked m the Martin twin theatre parking lot at drive. According to police. Juveniles were arrested and charged with this larceny Twenty dollars in Bathtub were reported taken from a House at Courtesy Road which belongs to Thomas bus and which is be ing Lorn Down High Point police arrests included Martha Hartzell 30. Olanderson place charged assault with a deadly weapon. Christopher Willson. 18. Of Hoskis Street simple Possession of marijuana. Tommy Junior Lawson. 38. Of Winston Salem Drunken driving and Public drunkenness and Alaene Willson. 54. Of Hoskis Street obstructing an officer Alvis r. James 34, of Thomasville and Betty s. Mcmasters 38, of Asheboro both charged with first degree burglary waived preliminary hearing before judge Walter Clark in District court thursday and were bound Over to Superior court. Henrietta b. Robinson 24, of Graves Avenue charged with forgery was found guilty of attempted forgery and was Given a two year suspended sentence placed on probation and ordered to make restitution and pay costs. In another Case is. Robinson charged with uttering a forged endorsement was found guilty of attempting to utter and was Given a two year suspended sentence to run at the expiration of the attempted forgery sentence placed on probation and ordered to make restitution and pay costs. Cassandra Brown of Brentwood Street was Given a 30-Day suspended sentence and fined costs for each of five convictions of issuing worthless checks. Maxine l. Berry. 22, of Wise Avenue was Given a 30-Day suspended sentence and fined costs for assault with a deadly weapon. Aaron s. Hedrick i 23 of Cedrow drive waived j his preliminary hearing and was bound Over to Superior court on a charge of felonious simple Possession of marijuana. The state took voluntary j dismissals in the following cases Gordon Long. 21. Of English Road charged with assault with a deadly j weapon and Debra l. Haney 22, of Academy Street charged with larceny. In District court wednesday judge Clark gave Eugene Marsh of Barker Avenue a six month suspended sentence placed him on probation and fined him ?50 and costs for carry ing a concealed weapon in a charge of assault with a deadly weapon brought against Marsh the state took a voluntary dismissal. Roger Dale Isaacs 25, of it. 1, Sophia Lillie Little 46, of Cable Street and Thomas Fred Sanders 38, of Maryland were All Given 90 Day suspended sentences and fined s100 and costs for Drunken driving. Danny Thomas Stillwell 18, of tank Avenue and Kenneth Ray Neeves 20. Of Grace Street were both Given four month suspended sentences and fined and costs for Drunken driving. The state took a voluntary dismissal in a charge of failure to heed a Blue Light and Siren brought against Neeves Barry Joe Bolen 21. Of Woodbine Street was Given a 60-Day suspended sentence and fined and costs for larceny. Ronald Hayes 26. Of Ward Avenue was Given a 60 Day suspended sentence and fined and costs for Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana. Hayes gave notice of Appeal. The state took voluntary Dis missals in charges of assault with a deadly weapon brought against Ray Owens 44. Of Archdale and Evelyn Gill of Clara Cox Homes Philip Lee Tys Mger. 19, of Mill Avenue was Given a four month suspended sentence and fined and costs for driving during revocation Tys Mger was also found guilty of Drunken driving but he received no additional time. William Wilson Sheffield 60, of Greenview Terrace charged with Drunken driving was found guilty of reckless driving and was Given a 60-Day suspended sentence and was fined s75 and costs. Ulysses Marion Hiatt 48, of Thomasville charged with Drunken driving was found guilty of exceeding a Safe Speed and was Given a 10-Day suspended sentence and was fined s25 and costs. Robert Levine Foust 36, address unavailable was found not guilty of a charge of Drunken driving. The state took a voluntary dismissal in a charge of Drunken driving brought against Glen Douglas Wagoner. 34, of it 1. Brown Summit free estimates phone 882-0722 Marsh Kitchen s inc a Public service of this newspaper i the advertising Council 102 Chestnut Point 885-5045 206 Erindale re Archdale 431-9124 the i mortuary of sober Tup orce of the Golden Board sets hearings on taxes Greensboro the Guilford county Board of commissioners will meet july 20. July 21 and july 22 for three full Days of activity according to c. R. Brooks lax supervisor. Brooks said the schedule Calls for commissioners to meet in High Point at the City county building on july 20 and in the courthouse Here for the remaining two Days. He said commissioners have set a Cut off Date of july 6 for acceptance of requests for hearings from property owners. He said those desiring to appear before the Board of equalization to Gam a change in the tax valuation the tax dept. A placed on their property should state the reason Why they feel the property is Over valued or under valued in writing by the closing Date of july 6 the hearings which follow a recent downward revaluation of land in downtown area of Greensboro and High Point include some proper ties in these area Brooks said. He added he thinks the action by commissioners reducing the valuation on land not structures by 30 per cent kept some property owners from seeking hearings before the Board of equalization. Neighbor North main at Farriss Avenue 885-5049 Harold c. Davis member preferred funeral directors International is since 1897 Sechrest service 1301 e Lexington ave 882-2555 885-2145 saturday mrs. Edna Bulla Burlon 2pm secures Chape. Albert Clifford Wilson 3 3cp m so Chiesl Chapel Flowers for All occasions Gigli Point s leading Florin Grace Flower shop red Cross. The Good neighbor. Sar h a is i a Snake in the grass he was ruthless he was shrewd he was cunning. The Only Man Low enough to crawl under a Snake s belly now showing at Center theatre August state and county level democratic and Republican primary notice is hereby Given that on August 17, 1976, a primary election will be held in Randolph county. Polls will be open from . Until . All eligible voters will be entitled to vote in their party s primary. Persons who will be 18 years old by the november election will be eligible to Register and vote. Registration books will close on july 19, 1976. The Board of elections office will be open until p. M. On july 19, 1976. Persons May Register at the Homes of registrars and judges by appointment. They May also Register at Public libraries in the towns of Asheboro Liberty Ramseur Randleman and Seagrove during working hours. Libraries Are closed on saturdays during july and August. Persons who have moved from one precinct to another must execute a Transfer certification by july 19, 1976. Absentee ballots will be allowed. Applications for Absentee ballots will be accepted at the Board office beginning monday july 19, 1976. James l. Wilson chairman Ranolph county Board of elections recapture the watch for our special Bicentennial Honor Roll Avery special 16 Page Keepsake coming sun., july 4th in the Enterprise a special feature of classified advertising the High Point Enterprise

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