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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Under new system electric profits elusive no More by Forrest Gates Enterprise staff writer City Hall Here May soon be in position to give a Clear answer to the question of How profitable is the municipal electrical system thanks to a relatively new accounting system the City can Stop being evasive and be specific about profits profit figures for the just ended fiscal year Are expected to be available soon after auditors Complete the annual audit of City books they probably will wind up the task in Early fall mayor Paul Clapp thinks the True accounting of expenditures and receipts of the system will prove the system to be an even greater Boon to the City than previously indicated i have reason to believe that the True Worth of the sys tem will be clearly shown under the Cost accounting sys Tern Clapp said under previous account ing before professionals were called in to set up a Cost accounting system Over a year ago the profits were shown As ranging from million to million de pending on which set of Fig ures was used Over the past 13 years according to the old account procedures profits aver aged approximately Mil lion dually with the greater profits being realized Dur ing recent years when the de Mand for electricity climbed spectacularly Clapp believes the new accounting procedure will fix True profits of the system at a figure substantially higher than previously shown he would not be More specific than that the Cost accounting system was installed on orders from a prior City Council after members questioned whether the system was Al that it was cracked up to be Over the years the municipal electrical system has been variously hailed and assailed on the whole however most officials have seen it As a Means of keeping the property tax rate at a Low level during at least two administrations however there was talk of Selling the system to Duke Power co the private Power company from which the City buys Power at wholesale no such movement Ever really got off the ground in More recent years City councilmen have tended to put More value on the system As a Revenue source for the see electric on 2b p o Progress lags the next addition to the High Point Skyline is still far from being completed according to postmaster Lynn Blackwood the new Post office on e Green drive was first scheduled for completion next february but construction is currently two months behind the primary reasons for the slowdown in work were heavy Rains last Spring and the recent steel shortage Blackwood said today that it would probably be july before the Structure takes its place on the High Point staff photo by Mark Austin Art Buchwald neigh Boily love in doubt East Hampton by i was glad to discover last weekend that Washington int the Only place in the United states where people Are All screwed up even a town As affluent and peaceful As East Hampton has terrible problems we were House guests of the stones and they asked us who of our dear friends in East Hampton we would like to see How about the Grabowskit and the peregrines i suggested we cant have the Grabowskit with the peregrines Stone said it seems two years ago Grabowski borrowed peregrines Barbecue spit and returned it the next Day with the handle missing Grabowski didst mention it much Jess offer to pay for anew handle and so Peregrine Hast spoken to him since Well what about the cummerbunds Freve no speaking to the cummerbunds Stone said Curtly i thought they were your Best friends they were until i played Tennis with Tom Cummer bund last weekend and he called a Foo fault on me you dont Call foot faults on your friends Ive never called a Foo fault on Tom in my life and believe you me he foot faults All the time he cant serve without having both feet in the court lets forget cummerbund i said the Wacke Bushes id love to see i guess that just about does it i said wait a minute i just remembered theres High Point Enterprise monday afternoon july 221974 Section b alarm foils thieves attempted Safe cracking at drug store probed you can see him but not her Stone said Why cant i see her she ran away to Newport with a Gardener was Jackenbush sore i asked not As much As Henry and Lucy Trilby you see it was their Gardener there not talking to Jackenbush because they feel if he had paid More attention to his wife the Trilby rhododendrons would still be alive so much for the Wacke Bushes i said you know who wed love to have dinner with the coffin backs you can have dinner with them Stone said but we wont but we All grew up with the coffin backs i said that exactly the Point two weeks ago we gave a dinner party for Ann Miller the tap dancer and we invited last weekend they gave a dinner party for Tony Martin and you know what they did they asked us to come in for Coffee afterwards boy this East Hampton is full of intrigue i said i think it would be easier if you could Tell me who we can see Stone thought for the Patterson we like them very much and i know you do too lets invite the Patterson then i said there not Here Stone said they rented their House for july and went to England what about the profiteroles i dont know the profiteroles i said but Well see them anyway nah said Stone they bore you to death i dont see How you people make it through the summer i said its not easy Stone admitted there Are a lot of people out Here wed love for you to meet but we cant stand their House guests and there Are a lot of House guests wed love to see but we cant stand the people there staying with Why dont we just go to a Howard Johnsons for dinner and forget about it no Way Stone said the last time was there i had a fight with the manager and i told him id never come Back topless tavern must ask court for Beer permit operators of a proposed topless tavern at five Points Here apparently will have to go to court to circumvent refusal of the City Council to Issue a Beer License the councilmen voted 72 last week to refuse the License to the titty Wink a go go after being advised that under state Laws they had no Legal right to reject the License application during the discussion it was noted that All the operator has to do is go to Raleigh to state alcohol control officials with his attorney and get the License it apparently will not be that easy City attorney Knox Walker who was not present at the meeting said today that the operators will have to go through the courts to Force issuance of a City beverage License it happened that Way at least once before a previous City Council refused to renew a Beer permit for the rathskeller another tavern at five Points the owners went to court and won state Law provides that City councils must approve applications for beverage licenses unless a Case can be made against the applicants to show that they should not have a License in such a situation the Council is required to make findings of fact and hold a Public hearing suspects arrested in Davidson thefts Lexington the Davidson county sheriffs dept sunday arrested three persons in connection with seven breaking during which More Worth of merchandise was reported stolen Over a period of three months Jonathan Adams 19 and his wife Carol Adams 18 both of Council Street in Thomasville were taken into custody sunday after their car was stopped on a routine Check Deputy Roger Boggs said he and sgt Leon Fox stopped the couple about 5 pm on the old Greensboro Road about seven Miles East of Lexington the deputies had received a report that the residence of Kirby Nelson Hodge of old Greensboro Road had been broken into Boggs reported finding in the Adams car a television and stereo tape players which Hodge identified As his property Marvin coins of Mill Street in High Point was subsequently arrested by High Point police on a warrant from Davidson county charging him with receiving stolen goods v the three Are being held in Davidson county jail in lieu of Bond each Over Worth of items including guns and stereos also were reportedly taken from a it 2 Lexington residence one of the seven to which the Adams have admitted involvement the sheriffs depart Merit said four guns valued at were also taken from a Horne town Road residence in another breaking the sheriffs department detective division is continuing the investigation High Point police Are investigating an attempted Safe cracking discovered to Day at Anderson drug co on English Road officers responding to the burglar alarm said they found that a Hole Large enough for a Man to crawl through had been knocked in a Wall at the rear of the store a Safe had been moved As if the thieves intended to take it into a storage room and open it according to police nothing was taken h r Clodfelter of Albertson Road told police that someone pulled hoards off the Back of the tool sued behind his Home and entered he said the intruder damaged a Lawnmower but did not take anything damages totalled about Marion Monroe Cobb of Brentwood Street said someone entered his grocery store on Brentwood by prying open the rear door he said that Beer and cigarettes Worth about and about in change were missing Fielding Kearns of n Centennial Street said a screen was torn off a sliding door at his Home in an attempt to enter he said a safety bar in the door track prevented the burglars from getting inside John Wayne Reece of Oakwood Circle told police that someone stole his 1969 car while it was parked near his apartment Connie Grizzard of Stonybrook court told police that someone stole her purse from the Cashiers counter at pass Brothers in College Village shopping Center sunday when she left it unattended is Grizzard said the purse had no Cash in it but did contain five credit cards a Check Book and three checks totalling about Lane links of Leonard Street said someone opened the Glove compartment of his car parked at Home and took in Cash Leroy Van Leuvan of Forrest Street said someone took six rabbits and killed two other rabbits in a Cage behind his Home reporting bicycles stolen were Frank David Crenshaw of Boyer Street Charles Reid of Newlin Street William Elbert Baker of Grace Street and Howard and James Kanoy and Clarence Jerry jump both of route 1 David Morris Barbour of e Farriss Avenue and Gary Bryant of Forrest Avenue both reported vandals Cut the tops on their convertibles while they were parked at their Homes mrs James bean of Flint Avenue said that someone scratched the paint on her car causing damage a Beer bottle was reportedly thrown against a window at g h restaurant boys aged 15 and 13 were taken into custody by police and charged with taking a picture from the Myca lob by police arrested Johnny Lee Mccall 23 of Sharon Street on a charge of felonious hit and run and charged Drewey Wayne Matthews 26 of e Fairfield Road with mis Demeanour Possession of marijuana other arrests included Irene Brooks 26 of Clara Cox apts assault with a deadly weapon Gary Leon Harper 28 of Archdale assault by pointing a gun Pat Crouse 31 of Richland Avenue larceny and malicious damage David William Hedgecock 18 of it 1 Kernersville shoplifting and James Taylor Belton 39 of Trade Street Drunken driving state Highway patrolmen arrested three persons Over the weekend and charged attempted on 2bj armed thieves Rob loss three men and a woman today held employees of letters jewellers on s main Street at gunpoint while they robbed the store of Merchan Dise and Money police detective it Tommy Myers said the armed robbery occurred at approximately am he said that a Man and a woman Carne in the store and asked a clerk to see some rings while they were doing this two other men entered the store and the three men then Drew pistols thought to be of Small Caliper and ordered the three store employees and owner Lester Morgan to lie on the floor the robbers tied up All but Morgan before going into Dis play cases and taking items of jewelry thought to be mainly watches and rings and a Small amount of Money from the Cash Register the four All Blac then left the store by the front door Myers said that the amount of the loss to the thieves was undetermined later in the morning pending an inventory on the scene Cinema cafe a tribute to americas War dead is the subject of the Price of Freedom the film scheduled for Cinema cafe tuesday at the High Point Public Library newsreel clips of world War i and ii combined with the reconstruction of scenes from the american revolution the civil War and Korea Are shown in the american Battle monuments commission film As a memorial to american soldiers who fell in Battle the show will be held at pm in the Community room correction people session a news Story appearing in edition of the Enterprise erroneously listed the names of three per sons and said they had been charged with larceny of some tools from Teddy Bear motor co on n main Street no charges were lodged against any of the men Tim Shelton of Cliffside drive Michael Watson of w Green drive and James Williams also of w Green the Enterprise regrets this error Lexington mid summer session of the people program at Davidson county Community College will begin tonight the session program of educational Opportunity to prepare for lasting employment is designed to assist persons with special needs who have been frustrated with getting and keeping a Job the eight week program of Job training along with Job counselling and employment assistance is available to adults at to Cost rape Center Greensboro the first training sessions of the newly formed rape rape action prevention and education Center will begin at 8 pm tuesday at St marys House at 930 Walker ave detective Brenda Bishop of the Greensboro police dept and Chris Underwood of the Durham rape counsel ing Center will provide train ing in counselling techniques court volunteers the regular monthly meeting of High Point volunteers to the court will be held tuesday at pm at the first presbyterian Church according to Vivian Rawleigh the meeting is open to present volunteers and anyone else interested in the program Folk singers a Folk singing team the signs will be in High Point on tuesday to tape a segment for a local television show sponsored by the resort area ministry the group has performed in Boone tweet Sie Railroad and other resort areas in that Section of the state one of the members of the group is a High Pointer Chip Watkins son of or and mrs Homer Watkins of 512 Sherbrook or 200year medal d r Meadows City executive for first Union National Bank in High Point has a induced that As a Public service the Bank is now offer ing for Sale the official state of North Carolina american revolution Bicentennial medal the North Carolina Bicentennial commission authorized that the official medals be struck to celebrate the founding of the United states the medals Are being sold by participating members of the North Carolina Bankers association on a nonprofit Community service basis proceeds from the Sale of medals will be used to further Bicentennial programs and activities throughout the state Jackson to address area democrats Morgan dinner kicks off political week the Rucksacks Stone said you mean you know one couple in East Hampton that nobody is mad at they just moved out Here last week and no one has had a Chance to get sore at them yet copyright 1974 los Angeles times by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer because of the press of business in Washington sen Henry m scoop Jackson will arrive an hour later than originally scheduled for a fundraising dinner in Guilford county tonight for atty Gen Robert Morgan Jackson democratic senator from Washington is to be the principal speaker at the dinner on behalf of morgans candidacy for the us Senate the program begins at 8 pm instead of 7 pm As first planned in the ropeway inn on 140 West of Greensboro approximately 300 persons Are expected to attend the dinner proceeds will go toward payment of some in debts remaining from morgans primary Campaign Morgan and Republican William Stevens of Lenoir Are seeking election in november to the Senate seat now held by sen Sam Ervin or Morgan has announced he will resign As attorney general late next month to Campaign master of ceremonies for the dinner will be rep Richardson Preyer of Greensboro sixth congressman Charlie Phillips of Greensboro a state representative and Dean of the Guilford county delegation in the general Assembly is honorary chairman considered a probable candidate for the democratic presidential nomination in 1976 Jackson is the first of several democratic senators Corning to North Carolina on behalf of morgans candidacy among the others expected to appear for Morgan Are sen Lloyd Bentsen of Texas sen Dee Huddleston of Kentucky and sen Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota other dinners for Morgan Are planned at Lillie Futon Fayetteville Raleigh and Charlotte the democratic state executive committee is to meet in Raleigh on saturday to select the democratic candidate for attorney general gov James Holshouser has appointed James Carson of Charlotte formerly on the state court of appeals to succeed Morgan Carson will also be the Republican candidate for attorney general at least eight of the democrats seeking the attorney general nomination Are expected in Winston Salem tuesday night for a forum meeting with members of the democratic executive committee from the North Piedmont Region one of five such regional meetings across the state the session in Winston Salem is scheduled for pm in the for Syth county courthouse meanwhile republicans Are preparing to Welcome sen Barry Goldwater of Arizona to Guilford county on thursday Goldwater will appear at a fundraising reception and speak at a fundraising dinner on behalf of Steve Ritchie Republican candidate for the sixth District congressional seat the reception is scheduled at Sedgefield country club at 6 pm and the dinner at the Holiday inn four seasons room in Greensboro at pm accompanied by sen Jesse Helms of North Carolina Goldwater will be welcomed at the reception by Holshouser Goldwater will be introduced by Helms at the dinner

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