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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 13, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Of sets goal at $549,396the High Point Enterprise thursday afternoon july 13, 1972. Section d despite Duke hike City won t hike by Ven Carver Enterprise staff writer Greensboro Hiram Ward s name will never stand alone again for he is now a very important person with a very impressive title. Starting wednesday afternoon the proper form of address was and probably always will be a a judge Hiram Ward a Ward who lives in Denton assumed the title then upon donning the Robes of a Federal District judge in swearing in ceremonies at the Post office and court building Here. He and judge Eugene a. Gordon will preside Over the Middle District court which covers most of Piedmont North Carolina and which ranks among the top ten nationwide As to its Case Load. After the swearing in ceremony was Over wednesday judge Gordon told his new colleague. A no one could be happier at this moment than i _ of am. Gordon was referring to the Burden placed upon him since the seat Ward presently occupies was vacated last december by the unexpected death of judge Edwin Stanley. A goal of $549,396 for this Falls United fund Campaign to finance social character building and other civic services has been set by directors of the United Community services it was announced today by president James p. Marsh. Earl n. Phillips jr., Campaign chairman readily accepted the quota which he said approximates a to per cent increase Over a year ago occasioned by natural growth in services and costs. Last years United fund drive exceeded its goal by almost $2,000. Careful pruning of budgets by the admissions and allocations committee headed by James s. Moffitt held this years goal just under the $550,000 Mark. Agencies cooperated with the various panels which studied carefully the budget requests submitted for inclusion. President Marsh had highest Praise today for the effective budget work which he said is one of the major responsibilities for getting fullest value for those who contribute to the United fund. Campaign chairman Phillips made this statement upon announcement of the new quota a the United Way is a method of getting things done not a Dogma or rigid blueprint. The citizens of some 2.200 local communities and metropolitan areas in the United states have organized United funds or Community chests. Some 500 communities also have special machinery for Over All Community health and welfare planning such As we have Here in High Point. A these chests funds and councils go by a wide variety of names. Each was self organized and is autonomous. Over the years Many have changed their Structure their names and their operating policies in order to adjust to new situations to meet new needs and to better carry out their objectives As we have done Here in High Point. A fall this adds up to one thing Progress with Progress comes greater challenges. This year is no different. The volunteers and staff Are sincere and very dedicated to accepting these challenges and we ask that you the leaders of our Community accept these challenges along with us. You can Best do this by giving your total support to our Campaign. First your employees need to self on Page 2 d c. W. Patterson Dies at age 62 Charles Whiting Patterson jr., for Many years an outstanding Leader in the Field of retail advertising died shortly before Midnight wednesday. He was 62. Death came at High Point memorial Hospital after a Long seige of illness and was attributed to respiratory failure. Last year his declining health had necessitated his giving up his Post As director of advertising for the High Point Enterprise. He was associated with the newspaper for 36 years coming Here on april 20, 1936, from his native Home in Asheville where he had been associated with the Asheville times and citizen for several years. A Stalwart in the Field of advertising he Rose to the presidency of the newspaper advertising executives Assn. Of the Carolinas in 1947. He also served a term As Secretary and several terms on the Board of directors and was awarded an honorary life membership. He was on the Board of the High Point merchants Assn. For the past 29 years and served several terms As Secretary treasurer. He had been president of both the High Point american business club and the Mercury athletic club and was a member of Emerywood country club the string amp splinter club the Southern furniture club and the elks club. He was a member of first United methodist Church. Since 1948 he had served on the High Point housing authority. Or. Patterson was born May 21, 1910, in Asheville a son of Charles w. And Jennie Hobson Patterson. He attended Public schools in Asheville and studied at Asheville College and first became associated with the ashes Iii newspapers As a c. W. Patterson or. Carrier boy at the age of la. He worked during after school hours and in the Summers with the newspapers through those years and began advertising work with them in 1928. He is survived by his wife the former Elizabeth Curtis a son Charles w. Patterson 111 of Richmond a. Three grandchildren two Brothers Allen h. Patterson of Asheville and Richard l. Patterson of Rocky River Ohio and two Sisters. Miss Blanche g. Patterson of Asheville and miss Margaret e. Patterson of Greensboro. Funeral will be held at la a m. Saturday in Sechrest funeral Home by the Rev. Richard j. Crowder and or. E. W. Price or. Burial will be in Floral Garden Park cemetery. The family will be at the funeral Home Friday from 7 to 9 . Pallbearers will be Sanders Dallas jr., Vernon w. Idol jr., Wayne Pierce Robert a. Lindsay Finley Homey t. G. Bowden jr., Chester Bovender and Frank Holmes. The family requests that memorials be sent to the Piedmont respiratory disease Assn. In Greensboro in lieu of Flowers. Electric rates by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer after a flurry of increases in their electric rates totalling nearly 20 per cent within about one year High pointers will get to a sit out a rate hike. The City May be the Only one of 23 cities which buy Power wholesale from Duke Power co. That does t raise rates to offset a pending hike in wholesale rates. Duke is increasing the wholesale rate by seven or eight cents on july 21, under authority granted by the Federal Power commission. The increase is supposed to offset increased costs of fuel for producing Power. High Point officials indicated today that the City has no intention of increasing the rates to Consumers. A it is our intention now for the City to absorb the additional Erie Scott assistant to the City manager said today. The increase by Duke involves Only the wholesale Consumers not the residential and Industrial customers the firm serves directly. The High Point City Council is committed to a policy of keeping the rates the City charges its customers identical with Dukes retail rates. In december 1970, Duke with tentative permission from the pc raised the wholesale rates by 20 per cent. The City followed with offsetting rate hikes to its customers. Further increases were adopted by the City Council As Duke in 1971 adjusted its retail rates higher. The City had expected the police fatally wound armed robbery suspect by Howard Hayes Enterprise staff writer an armed robbery suspect was shot by police wednesday night and later died from the single Shotgun wound in his Chest while undergoing treatment in the emergency room at High Point memorial Hospital. The dead Man was identified As Alfred Ross Little jr., who was reportedly living with relatives on w. College drive. Patrol capt. V. H. Mcswain said today that a report of an lined robbery came in about 9 46 . He said the report was that a red Bird cab Driver had been robbed a behind College Village slopping according to Mcswain several officers and cars responded to the Call including patrolmen r. W. Davis and j. R. Shelton of the fifth platoon. Mcswain said the suspect had fled on foot into a wooded area off w. College and that Davis and Shelton went in that area to search. According to written reports filed by the officers Davis and Shelton saw Little in a sitting position in the Woods. Tiey said he came to his feet and started toward them. It was about this time that Shelton said he spotted a snub nosed revolver in Little s hand which was held Down at his Side. Shelton said in his report that he challenged Little three times telling him to a drop the gun and put up your Davis said he also ordered Little to drop the gun and raise his hands. Mcswain Reading from the reports said Little then raised the pistol to Waist height and Davis fired when Little had approached within about seven or eight feet. Little was hit in the Chest by the Shotgun blast. Mcswain said the revolver in Little a Possession was later checked and was fully loaded. According to Mcswain Davis is an experienced officer a he came to the department in August of 1968 a and fired in self defense. The cab Driver identified As Carl Carr told officers he had picked up Little on n. Main Street. He said $10.20 was taken in the robbery. It had been More than two years since a Man died in High Point As a result of a confrontation with police. Howard Wallace Hazelwood 40, of w. Green drive died in january of 1970 after being shot dec. 18, 1969, at Weis nerds Sandwich by patrolman j. W. Haas. Haas reportedly fired in self defense As Hazelwood advanced on him with a Butcher knife. Funeral arrangements for Little Are incomplete. The body is at Cumby mortuary. Mrs. Hiram Waki helps new District judge Don his Robe the wards two sons watch at ceremony held wednesday in Greensboro staff photo by Art Richardson Ward is sworn in As District judge when he died. Stanley was considering challenges to the controversial school assignment plan for the Winston Salem Forsyth county school system. Gordon is now pondering the Case but he has not yet made a ruling. There was Little pomp to the occasion. Inside the August yet Stark judicial chamber the scene looked no different from a regular session of court. Three of the four seats at the front of the room were occupied by Robed justices and lacing them at tables normally filled by counsel were Ward and other dignitaries present for the ritual. At the conclusion of the proceedings Ward cloaked himself in the official Robes and took his place on the Bench at tin extreme left of the other three judges. In fact the swearing in was conducted during a regular court session. No cameras were allowed inside the chamber. And Federal marshals were present to enforce judicial etiquette. The sense of extreme decorum was appropriate however because Ward will be charged with making decisions that could affect the lives of thousands of citizens. It is fitting that his new career should begin in a dignified setting. About 300 people gathered in the spacious courtroom to witness me ceremony. Spectators who could t find gallery seats crowded along the Walls and sat in the jury Box. Before administering the oath of office judge Gordon made a Brief presentation introducing Ward to the court. He applauded the new judge s a profound knowledge of Law and Good common which he said Are the two prerequisites for competent judicial service. Gordon also praised the members of the bar in the Middle District. A your Success As judges a he said a is measured by our relations with the bar. We have the finest group of attorneys Here. My association with them has been a very rewarding Ward is one of those attorneys having practice Law in Lexington since 1951. A native of Thomasville Ward graduated cum laude from Wake Forest Law school in 1950, upon completion of his education he was a staff attorney for the National production authority for one year. One of his former partners in Lexington Sim a. Delapp participated in the ceremonies Here wednesday. Delapp is a prominent Republican Leader in North Carolina and was instrumental in securing Ward s judicial nomination from president Nixon in May which preceded confirmation by the u. S. Senate two weeks ago. Others on the program included Greensboro attorney Beverly c. Moore who represented the american bar Assn., Ralph n. Strayhorn of Durham representing t h e North Carolina bar. And Hamilton c. Horton of Winston Salem. Appearing for the Middle District bar. Seated at the Bench to the right of judges Ward and Gordon were i. Beverly Lake an associate Justice of the North Carolina supreme court and Franklin t. Dupree jr., who see Ward Ort Peg 2 d hearings said that the chief wrote a letter to Morris today advising that he would be reinstated As of july 17. A the letter was personally delivered to Morris attorney and his attorney says he will go Back to the settlement was confirmed by Arch Schoch Iii attorney for Morris. A the dismissal was withdrawn by the chief and Morris will be reinstated monday in his old under the settlement Morris will not receive any pay for the time he has not been on duty. In a statement issued today Pritchett said a after conferring with attorney j. V. Morgan counsel for the chief of police and the High Point police department it has been determined that due to civil service actions barring polygraph examinations the failure of witnesses who have been criminally charged to testify in civil service hearings and the fact that the department cannot use statistical data of the investigation in fear of damaging the pending criminal charges the chief of police has this Date dismissed the Case against Lerue Morris and Lerue Morris will be placed into the capacity in which he served prior of May 27, 1972.�?� Pritchett issued the written see last on Idi hearing is cancelled last dismissal Case is settled Lerue Morris reinstated to duty by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer a settlement in the disputed dismissal of patrolman Lerue Morris from the High Point police department was agreed to today. As a result a hearing by the civil service commission into the dismissal of Morris was cancelled. The hearing was scheduled to begin at 4 30 this afternoon. Morris reportedly is to be reinstated to duty with the police department on monday. He was one of six officers dismissed from the police department by chief Laurie Pritchett during the weekend of May 28 for alleged misconduct. It was claimed that the dismissed men had knowledge of alleged criminal activities within the department and had failed to report them. Criminal charges have been brought against six other officers. The men dismissed and the six men charged were members of the departments third platoon or had served on the third platoon in the past. Four of the six officers dismissed appealed to the civil service commission. The Appeal of Morris was the last scheduled to be heard by the commission. In the three previous hearings the commission overruled the dismissals and ordered the three officers reinstated on the Force the commission directed that la l. J. Boyd be demoted to patrolman however. Bold reportedly plans to Appeal the commission s ruling to Superior court. The commission ruled that patrolman Ralph Wade far Low was guilty of an error in judgment but directed that he be reinstated to duty As of aug. I. In the third hearing last tuesday night the commission found sgt. Larry e. Miller not guilty. The settlement in the Case of Morris is a result of the ruling in the Miller Case. A both attorneys called me this morning and reported that inasmuch As the two cases Are so similar a settlement has been worked Arnold Koonce jr., chairman of the civil service commission. Said. A i understand Morris is to be reinstated monday. This Means that the civil service commission does not have anything to hear so the hearing scheduled this afternoon has been called j. V. Morgan attorney Reo resenting Pritchett during the20 steers sold for $11,803.35 Twenty steers raised by students living in the four counties bordering this City were sold wednesday evening for a total of $11,803.35, climaxing the annual High Point Stock show and Sale. The animals raised in Guilford Forsyth Randolph and Davidson counties were auctioned at the Welch fair grounds near Here by North Carolina agriculture commissioner James Graham. The highest Price in the 1972 event went to Weldon idol son of Weldon l. Idol of it. I Kernersville in Forsyth county for his grand Champion Black Angus steer. The animal brought $1.25 per Pound for a total of ,-356.25, when it was purchased by Bob Neill son of the late Dave Neill who gave leadership to the Stock show and Sale from 1966 to 1971. The prize winning steer was donated to the Maryfield nursing Home. The Reserve Champion award went this year to William b Jones son of Clyde r. Jones of Gordon Road in High Point. The animal brought $1 per Pound and was sold for $1,085 to the High Point rotary club. Jones raised the 1971 grand Champion. The other top animals were raised by the following Jim Lester son of Robert Lester of it. I Summerfield Kemp Davis son of mrs. R. S. Davis of it. I Randleman and Gayle Powers daughter of mrs. Dewey l. Powers of route 9. Greensboro. The Sale followed judging at the fair grounds earlier in the see 20 steers on 4 d Weldon idol and prize winning steer Ltd a a riot by Art Fri Cut Edson increases to result in a net. Increase in profits from its electrical distribution systems. A that is not going to happen now that we must pay More for Power at wholesale a Scott said today. A we now expect the system to produce within a few thousand dollars the same amount of profit As last year a he said. The profit on the system is estimated at about $1.3 million this year Scott stated. The a a profit is the amount left after expense of buying Power running and improving the system. It is distributed among other City departments to help pay operational costs. If the wholesale Cost of Power was not increasing again the City could expect a profit of about $1.6 million this year Scott stated. Most of the other 22 affected cities have not made decisions on what to do about the rate hike. Most however Are expected to pass on the increased costs to the consumer. The adjustment has been granted to Duke on a temporary basis. Should the pc eventually Rule against the rate hike the firm would have to make refunds plus interest to the Captain Cadet Erie b. Scheipers son of or. And mrs. L. A. Watson of 206 w. Parkway in High Point has been promoted to the rank of Captain within the corps of cadets at the Citadel for the 1972-73 academic year. He will also serve As operations officer on the brigade staff this fall. A rising senior scheipers is enrolled in the army Roth program and is majoring in history

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