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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 26, 1972, High Point, North Carolina 2c High Point Enterprise wednesday july 26, 1972 Airport Archdale Street work planned contract sex officer by Don Wrenn Enterprise staff writer Archdale a a number of unpaved streets in Archdale May soon get improvement As a result of action by the City Council tuesday night. Mayor Henry York presented to the Council a contract for Street improvements he had received from the state Highway commission. He said that changes were not listed in the Ooi amp act but that he Felt City officials should get with state Highway representatives As soon As possible to work out details. The mayor said it appeared the City Street work. Those streets not listed on the state system can be paved and or improved much cheaper through the state than through a private contractor. The Council delayed any action on the contract until the Public works committee has a Chance to Iron out the details. In other action tuesday the Council instructed the City planning Board to investigate the possibility of rezoning All land on both sides of the Highway 311 from the City limits to Plummer drive from residential to by or business. Several of the councilmen said they thought this entire area had been zoned business when the original maps were drawn up but they later found that some of the lots had been zoned residential including land on which the Guil Rand fire dept is located. The Issue arose last night when the Council was asked to approve a request from Richard Parks to change his property on Highway 311 from residential to business. Mayor York said he hoped the Council will move slow in changing the zoning because of the Homes located in the area. He noted that if the Council zoned All the lots from residential to business that homeowners could not replace or improve their Homes in the area under the City ordinance. The Council voted to have the planning Board look into the problem and come up with a recommendation. Turning detective one Day this week. Mayor York and City councilman j. J. Warren said they decided to find out Why one particular firm had such a Large Load of garbage each week. The two men said they followed the garbage truck during its rounds and at this firm found 12 55-gallon Drums of garbage to be picked up. Eleven of the cans were full. York said. He said he and Warren talked to the firm s owner who admitted he lived two floor installation courses set two one week courses in the installation of resilient floors will be held in High Point starting july 31 and aug. 7. Designed for professional resilient flooring mechanics and men interested in a career in this Field the course is part of a travelling installation school sponsored by Armstrong Cork co. The school consists of six teams of instructors who visit approximately 75 cities each year. Job opportunities presently exist for More than 7,000 new resilient flooring mechanics according to a recent Armstrong study. The company a travelling installation school is one of several year round training programs offered free of charge to qualified applicants. The times happiness is the Normal condition of Man a worry is the result of artificial conditions. Outside the City limits but brought his own garbage into town to be picked up by the City. He said he did not know whether other employees were doing the same thing. The mayor said the Man promised to discontinue the practice. Council members decided that the City should go farther than had the mayor and that a letter should be mailed to the owner along with a copy of the City ordinance stating the City s position. City regulations limit the amount of garbage from each pick up to either three 20-gallon cans or two 30-gallon cans. The entries in the annual Randolph Beauty pageant will be in town on aug. 5 and the City is preparing to Roll out the red carpet for them councilmen were told. The contestants will be welcomed at the Guil Rand fire department by City officials where the Public can meet them. The Randolph county Board of elections is Welcome to use the City Hall As a polling place in november but City business will go on As usual councilmen decided at the meeting tuesday night. The Council approved a request from county elections officials to use the City Hall for a voting place but would not go along with a second request that City Hall be closed Down for City business on election Clay councilmen said they Felt the clerk and mayors offices should be open for business As usual on election Day. Mayor York said he had talked with Alex Brock chairman of the state Board of elections who indicated the City should not Stop its business for the Sake of the county elections Board. The City also is looking into ways of cracking Down on residents who have not purchased City tags and who have bought them but not displaying them on their vehicles. Mayor York said the City will use the magistrate s office to have warrants taken out against the violators if necessary. The City has no policemen but the warrants issued by a magistrate could be handled through the mail. Officials of Guilford Etc accuse local governments of conspiracy Greensboro officials of the Guilford county economic Opportunity Council tuesday bitterly complained of Lack of support from local City and county governments. They suggested that the local governments have entered into a a calculated conspiracy aimed at shutting Down the Antipoverty Agency. In the meantime Federal office of economic Opportunity officials in Atlanta told the local f i Nanci ally troubled Agency it has until thursday to prove it has set an adequate accounting system and internal controls. Or. John Dyer Deputy regional director for the Leo said tuesday the Guilford county unit has until 5 p. In. Thursday to Supply the regional office with a statement from a certified Public accountant so that it can avoid suspension. Harry Bunch chairman of the Guilford county unit said the Agency is in the process of negotiating with a High Point accounting firm. The complaints against Lack of support from local City and county governments were aired during the july Board of directors meeting tuesday at the Greensboro Public Library building. Spokesmen from the Board stressed that grene9boro and Guilford county officials have failed to provide items such As office space and bookkeeping help. Contributions of help such As this could be used to apply against the local share of Over All costs of operation of the unit however attorneys r a presenting both Guilford county and Greensboro have contended that present state Laws prohibit their governmental units from providing these ele ments. Assistant county attorney Ralph Walker has said the Law prevents the county from any program of Aid to the Antipoverty Agency which would set up new programs of Aid from tax support. On the other hand Bunch said the Etc believes there Are no Legal barriers to keep the City and county from helping but a their excuse is part of the the Etc contends the City and the county have in the past contributed space in buildings Parks Ane recreation centers As Well As other help. In addition Herman Fox a Board member from Greensboro asserted that 20 other counties Are giving Aid of this sort to their Etc units. Louis Brandon of Greensboro said that the local governments which have been blaming the poor and the Blacks for the failure of the program Here a Are putting the blame in the wrong place. He said the a oct a problems weren to caused by Blacks but that they came a when it was set up when Whites controlled the both Bunch and Brandon said they feel the City and the county Are trying to keep Low income Blacks from a self determination in Antipoverty programs. Bunch said local government officials have used the a oct a financial difficulties a was an Opportunity to jump on the officials noted that the present Board has Only one third of its members As representatives of Low income persons while the rest Are from Public and private sectors. Brandon said business and professional people a Are supposed to have the banker is Man convicted of rape found dead in Cabin sentenced to life term Asheboro further investigation is being conducted into the death of Gilmer Clarence a a Ranee Lemmons whose body was found in a bedroom of his Cabin near the Randleman City dam about 6 p. In. Tuesday. Randolph county sheriff Lloyd Brown said he was called to the Cabin by an unidentified neighbor who said he had heard a radio playing in the Lemmons Cabin but was unable to arouse anyone inside. Brown said that by the time he got to the Cabin the neighbor had climbed up a ladder to tile bedroom window and reported that Lemmons was lying on the floor. The body was found on the floor of a bedroom with a .38 Caliper special pistol nearby Brown said. He said one shot had been fired from the gun which was registered to Lemmons. Lemmons apparently died about noon tuesday the sheriff said. Brown said or. Marion Griffin of Asheboro medical examiner indicated that Lemmons had suffered a wound in the left Chest and that the wound appeared to be self inflicted. Both the gun and the Bullet will be sent to the state Bureau of investigation Laboratory in Raleigh for examination Brown said. Lemmons was an assistant vice president of Wachovia Bank and Trust co. In Asheboro. Lemmons lived at 615 Cliff Road in Asheboro. Eugene Wood of furlough Street tuesday received a life sentence after a Superior court jury found him guilty of raping an e. Green drive woman on oct. 2. 1971. The sentence was pronounced by judge James Exum after the jury returned its verdict late in the afternoon. Testimony in the Case which took most of tuesday was to the effect that Wood had entered the g. Green drive residence pulled the covers from the bed on which the resident was sleeping and assaulted her. The rape victim who took the stand said that after the assault she went to the Home of a next door neighbor and told her that she had been attacked by a garbage Man. Wool was identified As an welfare burning coals North Dakota has Coal Beds that have been burning for hundreds of years. The burning Lignite Beds near Amidon can be seen for Miles at night. The fire has advanced Only a few Hundred feet since 1900, although it burned continuously. From Page in matter Thompson said a representative had a hand delivered a a note from Wither spoon tuesday with information that commissioners had decided to provide Only 12 of the 36 workers sought by the social services Board. Thompson said six of the 12 will go to a special project in High Point and that two will be used at a clinic operated by Cone Hospital in Greensboro. Only four will be assigned to the Central staff. Not approved were 24 other positions including 13 eligibility specialists who were to be assigned to process highly detailed 11-Page applications for financial Aid. The forms instituted by the state must be accompanied by documentary proofs requiring considerable research. The same note which set out the positions being allowed also said commissioners want to create a a Quality control committee of three to four persons to study social service operations. In addition it also suggested that handling of applications can be More Stream lined through specialization of staff workers. The note said that if the Board of commissioners a is satisfied that we have made every Effort to get the Job done and still can to do it. Then consider the additional Thompson said he was a a shocked to learn of the personnel Cut. He added he thinks Witherspoon is sold on the need for workers and that commissioners a acted on their personnel officer Richard French said that news of commissioners action a can Only be considered a departmental personnel presented figures showing that Case loads under existing Levels Are considerably above the level suggested by the state. They said the state recommends eligibility workers handle about 40 actions a month and compared this with a level of 157 actions per worker in june. They said that even if the 13 additional workers had been approved the level of actions per worker would have been about too per month or two and a half time the number recommended by the state. Employee of the City a sanitation department. Witnesses for the defense testified that Wood had been in his residence until late on the night in question and that he had not left the premises. Or. Clifford Lewis also gave testimony that the victim had been examined at the Hospital by him and that he had found evidence of sexual Intercourse. After judge Exumn a charge to the jury and during a recess of court Wood walked out of the courtroom and was the object of a search. Upon his return judge Exum ordered his Bond forfeited. In pronouncing sentence the judge said that a notice of Appeal would be filed and that the defendant had a total of 60 Days in which to present this Appeal. Judge Exum set $5,000 As an appearance Bond for Wood. At the completion of the Wood trial Albert Edward Moore 34, of Trinity was brought into court on a charge of forgery. He was allowed to plead guilty to uttering a forged instrument and received a suspended sentence of 90 Days. The suspension for one year is conditioned upon Moore a paying a $100 Fine the costs of court and the amount of the Check $52.70. To be let expectations Are that contracts for a new weather station at Friendship Airport can be let this Winter according to information Givien Airport authority tuesday. Roger Sekadlo executive director of the facility told members attending their july meeting that he Hopes construction work on the new facility can begin next Spring. The weather station will be built by the Greensboro High Point Airport authority and leased to the Federal government it will be located in the Northwest quadrant across the runway from the present terminal in the area where several major facilities Are already under construction. Discussion of construction brought a report from Sekadlo that grading for a new air traffic control Tower in the same area is now under Way. Construction of the $379,441 Tower is expected to begin shortly. The 90-foot High Structure is scheduled for completion in the fall of next year it will replace a Structure near . 421. Airport authority members were also told that the two fixed base operations service units for private aircraft Are expected to be ready for use Early this fall. In other activities Airport authority members approved an increase in liability insurance coverage from $10 million to $20 million As Well As other changes in the units insurance program. Two Guilford technical Institute students h o b i e Woods and Wayne Mcnairy members of the git Aero space society presented a plaque to Sekadlo and to Ted Johnson assistant Airport director in appreciation for educational assistance in the Field of Airport management. Band from Page in band Booster committee to be used in consideration of other invitations extended to the band including a marching band Competition in Philadelphia and two invitations for halftime shows by National football league teams. In the final statement the committee expressed gratitude a to the thousands who gave moral and financial support to the fund raising it added this comment a no one person group of persons or segment of this Community is responsible for the failure to meet the financial requirements. Interested citizens from five states contributed to the fund the business and Industrial Community responded admirably when approached by parents and members of the committee the youngsters in the band worked tirelessly and with Complete dedication the band parents gave of their time and Money and the band director made the project a full time crusade in recent months so the Effort was not in same term no president and vice president have died during the same administration and no Cabinet officer has succeeded to the presidency As a result of death. From Page i c machine was thrown out because the state failed to show that the crime had actually been committed. District court has the Power to try misdemeanours but it cannot try felonies. It does have the responsibility however to determine if the state has shown probable cause to bind a felony charge Over to Superior court. If it does not so find it May dismiss the Case five former officers were scheduled to be tried yesterday but Only Kelly Scase was heard As hearings in the three charges lasted More than six hours. Much of the trial hinged on the admissibility of statements Kelly said he made under inducements from police detectives. Police chief Laurie Pritchett announced on May 26 that he was dismissing five policemen and that they would be criminally charged Kelly one of the five said he called detective capt. George Leverett that night and asked him to come to his House. Kelly said he had wanted to add to the statement he made earlier in the Day. At this Point testimony from Kelly and detectives began to differ. Kelly said he was told he could a pick the charge on which he would be prosecuted As Long As he told detectives everything he knew. The former officer said he asked the detectives to his Home so he could Tell them Man pleads guilty to drug charge a plea of guilty to a charge of Possession of narcotic drugs was entered in Guilford Superior court Here today by Albert King a Burlington resident who formerly resided on Fairview Street in High Point. King. According to testimony Given the court by j. C. Finch of the High Point police dept., was arrested on dec. 8. 1971. At that time. Finch said the 22-year-old King had a bag of heroin in his right sock. Defense attorney Richard towers told the court that since that time King had moved his residence from High Point to Burlington and has had a satisfactory work record with a Burlington firm and is striving to get off drug addiction. Judge James Exum of Greensboro postponed the sentencing of King until Friday. In the meanwhile he ordered that King undergo medical tests and also that Kings employment record be obtained. About the break in at the former Coke Cecil Home on Chestnut drive owned by mrs. Brinson. Asked Why he told them about the break in he said he a did no to want to be indicted for none of the states testimony linked Kelly to the residence burglary. The Brinsons said Only that the House had been entered and about $300 Worth of articles had been removed. Mrs. Brinson testified that she recovered her missing property after identifying it at the police station. None of the detectives was asked under what circumstances the stolen property was recovered. In the charge of breaking into a Coin operated machine a Misdemeanour which can be tried in the District court judge Alexander ruled that solicitor Rick Greeson failed to establish a Corpus Delict or the body of the crime. Without proof that a crime had been committed the judge said any admission of guilt from the defendant was non admissible. In the wilfully failing to discharge his duties charge the prosecution was required to prove that Kelly failed to arrest or report another officer he saw remove articles from a store. The incident occurred the warrant said after closing hours at the Kress store at Westchester mall shopping Center. Defense attorney Spainhour argued that although state testimony placed Kelly at the store on the Given night the state had failed to show that the other officer did in fact remove the articles from the store. A the Kelly can to be found guilty of failing to arrest someone for a crime that cannot be proved to have happened a Spainhour said. But judge Alexander ruled that such proof was not required to corroborate Kelly a previous statement describing the incident at the Kress store and she found him guilty of the charge of failing to arrest his fellow officer. Main ingredient Economy in matters of time and Money is a real Factor in reaching the Pinnacle of Success. 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