High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 22 1972, Page 2

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 22, 1972, High Point, North Carolina / 4 a amp m it Ltd it i by i i Jav i a ii of we wanted to seat you Washington a the toughest Job sen. Tom Eagleton the democratic vice presidential candidate. Had after his nomination was to try to persuade mayor Richard Daley of Chicago to work for Mcgovern this year. The meeting Between the two men took place late saturday night in mayor Daley a office. Eagleton spoke first a Dick we sure missed you last week in Miami. Everyone said it just did t seem like a democratic National convention without Richard a i did t come because i did t have a a we suddenly realized that Midway in the convention and i want you to know it was a terrible oversight. As a matter of fact. We had a Box seat set aside for you right next to the a i did t have a seat with the Illinois a the Illinois delegation had Lousy seats. You would t have seen anything Tram a i was elected As a Delegate and they seat a yes that was brought to our attention. There was some question about the new Reform rules. Dick. We wanted to seat you in the worst Way. But we had no control Over it. It was an open convention. And the delegates were tired and hot. They probably did no to even know what they were voting a they knew what they were voting on. They were voting to take away my a i want to assure you. Dick that sen. George Mcgovern wanted you seated. Iti never forget the final morning of the convention at 3 30 a. Rn., when All of us stood holding our hands High to show that the party was United. George said to me a my cup would run Neth Over if Dick Daley was Here to share this moment with a a the did no to say a the said something like it. There was so much noise i did no to hear his exact words. Look. Dick the important think is to beat Richard Nixon in november. We can to do it without winning Illinois. And we can twin Illinois without a you should have thought about that when you took away my a it was hot and muggy and rained a lot in Miami. You would have hated it. Frankly you were much better off watching the convention on a i know one thing if they had held the convention in Chicago like i wanted them to no one would have taken away my a a that a exactly what i told George. I said. A if the democratic convention had been held in Chicago. We would t have had a Dick Daley a a i know How to take care of people who take away other Peoples a we know you do. Dick and that s Why we need you in a anyone who sat in my chair would have got his head cracked a now this is what we plan to do. Wed like to make you chairman of the Mcgovern drive in Illinois. You run it any Way you want a if they had tried to take my seat away from me in Chicago they would have gotten a snoot Ful of tear a Dick forget the past. We have to think ahead. We need a Democrat in the White House George in t asking he a a anyone touches my chair in Chicago gets his car towed a but what s your answer Dick a a Tell him in a going to sit on copyright 1972, los Angeles times new criminal charges filed against officers my hottest spot in town High Point firemen found the hottest place in an already sweltering City Friday when a fire was reported at Sas limited on Whittier Avenue. High temperature was 96 degrees. Most of the damage to the building was caused by the smoke and sprinkling system and not the fire. No probable cause for the fire has been found. Staff photo by Arf Richardson by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer additional criminal charges have been drawn against four officers allegedly involved in a a theft ring within the High Point police department. The four Are among six officers who were dismissed from the Force during the weekend of May 28 and charged with breaking and entering and larceny. Charges of larceny and grand larceny were brought today against Archie r. Pilkenton 24, of i 6 0 8 a Eugene ave. On the larceny charge Pilkenton is accused of taking two chaise lounges a table and four chairs for a total value of $104, from Annex furniture galleries on the Greensboro re. The grand larceny charge accuses him of the theft of 12 tires valued at $383. From the Phillips 66 service station at College Village shopping Center. Pilkenton who joined the police department in february 1971. Held the rank of patrolman when he was dismissed from the Force for the High Point Enterprise saturday afternoon july 22, 1972. Page 2-a new City budget passes scrutiny of City Council by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer the new City budget for High Point calling for a record expenditure of $23 million and an increase in water sewer rates has passed the scrutiny of City Council. Largely because members had More than usual to do with planning the budget Esti mate. The Council completed its budget deliberation in record time. After a 2�?~i-hour study session thursday and another 31-. Hours on it Friday councilmen declared themselves ready to adopt the budget. They have tentatively scheduled an official meeting of the Council for next Friday to formally adopt the budget and set the tax rate. Councilmen went Over the budget estimate Page by Page but Cut nothing and added nothing of consequence. Die estimate was prepared by City manager Harold Cheek and provided f o r a priority programs which the Council had earlier initiated. Hearing Seton Landfill regulations Greensboro a proposal to change local regulations governing Landfill operations to bring them in line with state rules will come before the Board of county commissioners at a hearing monday. The Public hearing on operational practices at Landfill Sites will be part of a series of zoning cases scheduled to come before commissioners at the meeting starting at 9 a m. At the Guilford county administrative building Here. Planning department officials noted that local operations must comply with the state s regulations on landfills. In other activities commissioners will hear a request by Don Setliff for rezoning of property on the Wiley Davis Road in Jamestown township from agricultural to single family residential purposes. They will hear a request for rezoning of property owned by c. B. Hardin on . 421 in deep River township West of Greensboro from residential agricultural to Light Industrial. The Guilford county planning department is recommending rezoning of this tract to Light business. The meeting will also include a presentation by mrs. Jane poor concerning the school budget planned for the Greensboro City system. A number of routine business items Are expected to be brought before commissioners for discussion. The Council apparently intends to accept Cheeky a recommendations for a to per cent hike in water and sewer rates. The si.04 per Hoo tax rate proposed by Cheek also appears headed for certain adoption. The $1 04 rate is a 15-cent Cut from the old rate trimmed officials claim t o compensate for increases in property valuation caused by countrywide revaluation of properties. They say that the new rate will bring in additional income amounting to a a a Normal annual increase in tax revenues. The a a Normal increase is pegged at 6.7 per cent of the Levy. High pointers however will be paying considerably More in another Type of tax. This year the City will get a full years share of the special sales tax in Guilford county. Last year the tax was collected Only eight months and the City a share was about see new of Page 3 a misconduct on May 27. At that time he was charged with breaking into the putt putt office on n. Main Street. Other dismissed officers facing additional criminal charges Are j. M Kelly of Brentwood Avenue j. M. Howard of n. Centennial Street and George Burton or. Of Habersham Road. Kelly is to be charged with breaking and entering and larceny Howard with breaking and entering larceny grand larceny and with two counts of wilfully failing to discharge duties As a police officer and Burton with one count of wilfully failing to discharge duties As a police officer. On May 26, the Day they were dismissed from the Force Kelly Howard and Burton were charged with breaking into Coin operated machines at the Flash Market on n. Main Street. Two other dismissed officers who Are facing criminal charges Are v. R. Legrand of Pemberton court and David l. Jarrett of Hilton court. Legrand is charged with breaking and entering into Coin operated machines at the Flash Market on n. Main Street. Jarrett is charged with larceny by breaking and entering into the Firestone store on n. Main Street and taking an assortment of merchandise from the store. The initial charge against Pilkenton and the charges against Burton Legrand and Howard Are scheduled to be heard in District court tuesday. The charges were scheduled to be heard first on july 5, but were continued at that time. Court hearings into the charges against Jarrett and Kelly also were continued. The dismissal of the officers and the filing of criminal charges against them were announced by police chief Laurie Pritchett on May 26. He said the action was a result of an investigation by himself and maj. Stewart Hartley second in command in the police department and also As a result of information from a person outside the police department. Pritchett could not be reached today for comment about the additional charges. Hartley however said they were a result of a your continuing investigation into this six other officers were dismissed from the Force for allegedly having knowledge of criminal acts within the police department and failing to report this information. Four of these officers appealed their dismissals to the civil service commission. As a result of hearings into these appeals three of the officers were ordered reinstated to duty by the commission. Agreement was reached for the fourth officer to return to duty when Pritchett withdrew his order of dismissal. Man is killed in shooting Thomasville one Man was killed a woman was hospitalized and another Man was jailed on charges of murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill following a shooting on Highland Avenue Early saturday. Police identified the dead Man As William Dotts 24. Of James Avenue. He reportedly was shot in the Chest with a Shotgun and was dead on arrival at Community general Hospital. The injured woman was identified As Mary Gamble also of James Avenue. She was listed As being in satisfactory condition in the Hospital. She was being treated for Arm and hip injuries. The murder and assault counts were lodged against Albertis Pugh 23, also of James Avenue. He was taken to the county jail in Lexington and was being held Early today without privilege of Bond. Police reported they received a Call at 1 41 a m. From emergency ambulance personal that an ambulance was needed in the too Block of Highland Avenue officers answering this Call reported they found that a Man and women had been shot and were being removed to the Hospital. Later Pugh went to the police station carrying a Shotgun and told officers there lie was the Man they were looking for police reported. The time of his arrest was listed As 2 a m. Git schedules Day care course Jamestown a three week course for owners or operators of local Day care facilities will begin july 31 at Guilford technical Institute. Classes will be conducted at Central school on Spring Street in Greensboro from 3-5 p. In. Mondays wednesdays and fridays and from 2 30-5 p. In on tuesdays and Thyrsis see git on Page j a state treasurer for 19 years Edwin Gill could have been lawyer sesquicentennial Headquarters opened miss Thomasville Lummie to Huneycutt Friday afternoon snipped a ribbon for the opening of the chair City a Headquarters for the Davidson county sesquicentennial Observance. Holding the ribbon which miss Huneycutt severed Are mrs. James w. Johnson left and mrs. W. E. Tomlinson. Observing the procedure is the derbies Thomasville mayor. Carl c. Wilson. The Observance will Climax during the week of oct 6, the 150th birthday of Davidson county. Staff photo Aymer Austin by Bryan Haislip Assn. Of afternoon dailies Raleigh Edwin Maurice Gill has spent 43 years in government service. Perhaps he could have made More Money in his chosen profession of the Law. He did. The Brief time he spent in private practice. He came Back to government because he Bas a sense of history an aptitude for the science of politics and an abiding Devotion to North Carolina and its people. A we have a great state. Its government reflects our people and their aspirations a Gill asserted. A since the Days of Aycock at the turn of the Century the thread of integrity has run unbroken through the conduct of the affairs of the Gill observed his 73rd birthday on thursday. July 20. The same Day marked his 19th anniversary As state treasurer. He is the state s senior elective official by a scant four months Over Secretary of state Thad Eure. The two men came to Raleigh together g a from Scotland county and Eure from Hertford to serve in the 1929 general Assembly. Botn Are on the november ballot As democratic nominees for new tour year terms. It Isnit easy to capsule the Gill career. He was a legislator a governors private Secretary paroles commissioner Revenue commissioner and a Federal internal Revenue collector before he became state treasurer. As a confidante to governors he a influenced the course of events beyond his own office. An astute operator in democratic politics he a been behind the scenes in More than one election. A Man of taste in Art. He its an eager promoter for tar Heel culture. He helped pick the first paintings for the collection of the state Art museum and remains on its Lizard of trustees. He served on the commission which built the state legislative building. Money is his Milieu. As treasurer he oversees the investment of state funds which last year returned some $45 million interest. He has a hand in the investment of retirement funds exceeding $1 billion. Except for the governor the treasurer sits in sex offi Cio capacity on More boards and commissions than any other official. They include the Board of education the banking commission the local government commission and others. Preserving the fiscal integrity of North Carolina is the goal Gill keeps before him. A when i came to this office in 1953, my great ambition was to raise the rating of our Bonds from a to aaa the highest any state can receive. That was accomplished in 1960,�?� he recalled. Favourable interest rates result but the rating has significance beyond the Dollar sign. Sound finances and service to the people Are inseparable. Gill maintained. Honesty Economy and efficiency Are the ingredients for a Good credit rating he explained. Without them a state cannot provide services which Merit the Confidence and meet the needs of citizens he said. Eleven governors have come to office during Gills tenure in state government. The first. O. Max Gardner of Shelby remains his favorite. A Gardner looms larger for me for Many Gill reflected. A the encouraged me to try for a career in government. I absorbed a great Deal of his philosophy of after serving in the 1929 and 1931 Legislatures Gill moved into the governors office As Gardner a private Secretary. A at the end of the Day we d shoot the Breeze. He gave me ideas on Many subjects. Even today when i am faced with a major decision i can hear something Max had to say which helps resolve the Issue a the High Point Enterprise established 1884 published every afternoon and sunday morning an Independent newspaper published 8y the High Point Enterprise inc. 210 Church Avenue High Point 27261 member of the associated press rates by Mah Poy Oble in Advance i or. 6 to. 3 to. I to. Doily Ond sunday s31 20s15.60s7 80s2.60 sunday Only $1300 s6 50 skis daily Only $23.40 $11.70 $5 85 sk9s by Carrier wkly $ 60 monthly $2.60 or. $31.20 mail subscription in . Sublet to 3% sales toe. The associated press is entitled to the use or reproduction of All local news printed in this newspaper of Well Osall a news dispatches. 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