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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 4, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Up amp a charged with violation Raleigh. No. A Arolia Power 4 Light co. And a Spirl Public relations a Miloye have been charged Vith violating North a Rotina s lobbying Law warrants were sworn out monday by Wake county Gist. Atty. Burley b Mitchelljr. Against cp4l and Lester Branson jr., an Industrial development agent in the Utility a Public relations department the warrants charge that about april 2 Branson was hired As and acted As a legislative counsel and agent to promote the passage by the general Assembly of legislation affecting the pecuniary interests of the corporation a during the time the warrant says. Branson was not registered As a lobbyist with the Secretary of stale. As required by Law Mitchell declined to Dis cuss details of the Case or what specific Bills were involved before the trial the trial is scheduled in Wake county District court on july 9 w e Graham jr., head of the cp4l Legal department. Said the company would have no immediate comment on the charges. Last month Mitchell prosecuted a similar Case against Duke Power Ca and a Duke vice president. John t. Hicks of Charlotte they were acquitted Mitchell said the Duke Case and the cp4l Case a Are entirety different a among witnesses listed for the cp4l Case Are two Wake county democratic legislators. Reps Howard of Twiggs and Wade m Smith. Both legislators voted against a Utility related Bill which was being discussed about april i the Bill which passed allows utilities to use future projections of their profits and losses in rate cases before the state utilities commission. Consumer groups said it would allow utilities to justify exhort taut rate increases in the trial against Duke Power co. Mitchell called no legislators to the stand and judge George f. Bason ruled the state had failed to show that Duke and its employee had actually tried to influence general Assembly members for or against legislation e weather a 80 on wednesday fair skies and cooler temperatures have reappeared in the High Point area As a Cool air mass that brought the rain drifts out in the Atlantic. Drier air following the front is keeping the temperature predictions below the 80 level according the National weather service tonight s forecast is Clear forecast North Carolina sunny today with highs in upper 70s to near 80 Clear to partly Cloudy tonight with lows in the som except around of along the coast and Southeast portion partly Cloudy wednesday with scattered afternoon or evening showers mainly in the mountains. Highs in upper 70s Lolow 80s South Carolina scattered showers coastal Plain otherwise mostly sunny and mild today. Mostly fair and mild tonight. Wednesday partly Cloudy and mild with scattered showers coastal Plain highs today and wednesday around 80 lows tonight around 60 Northwest to around 70 coastal. And Cool with a Low in the mid to upper 50s. Chances of rain Are Zero. Wednesday s Outlook Calls for warmer temperatures with a High expecting to reach 80 rain chances will Rise slightly to to per cent. The extended forecast predicts partly Cloudy skies and warming through saturday. A Chance of afternoon showers exists. Three Day forecast North Carolina extended Outlook thursday through saturday partly Cloudy and warm Chance of mostly afternoon showers each Day. Mainly Western sections highs averaging in 80s. Lows. 60s. Temperatures by the associated press 24 hours ending 8 . Edt station Asheville fog Charlotte cloy Columbia cloy Greensboro cloy g�?Tville.., Raleigh fog Savannah cloy Wilmington. h l or. 77 53 81 62 75 67 .02 77 55 86 63 77 52 80 57 77 53 84 66 73 57 John Cotton joins Pilot life Pilot life insurance company and David b. Bishop High Point sales manager for the company s Ordinary division Are pleased to announce the appointment of or. John Cotton As a sales representative. Or. John Cotton is a native of Albemarle North Carolina and a graduate of Albemarle senior High school. He is a 1974 graduate of High Point College. We invite you to Contact or Cotton for the finest in life health and group insurance plans. David b. Bishop sales manager 120 West Lexington Avenue High Point North Carolina Telephone 882-3378 coalition Battles Duke rates in . Greenville. S c. Apr a coalition of consumer groups has accused Oldie Power co. Of having Quot obvious contempt for its customers and has vowed to fight the Utility s latest request for a rate increase in South Carolina. In a news conference monday the coalition representing to consumer oriented groups attacked Duke s request for a 16 7 per cent rate boost on top of a pending ii 5 per be. Increase in South Carolina. Local a act president of. Gibson read from a statement prepared by his group Public voice Palmetto action committee and others Quot we feel that Duke Power co. Has abused its authority a be said Quot this coalition shares the common belief that Duke Power co., As a Public Utility has an important social responsibility because of the vital services it provides and because of the monopoly status which it has been granted by the statement charged that Duke s rate Structure discriminates unjustly against Low volume residential users by charging them higher rates than Industrial customers the consumer advocates vowed to bring complaints against Duke on july 9 at the state Public service commission hearing in Columbia on the pending 16 5 per cent increase. Dixie mafia loot traced to Chicago Chicago apr a Chicago Man hts been arrested on charges of possessing Money taken in an october. 1871, Bank robbery in Fallston n c Forest d. A a Cotton Mcguire. 37. Was being held under 8150.000 Bond. A hearing was set for thursday. Authorities said the robbery was one of several committed by a gang known As the Quot Dixie two men the Jbf says were members of the gang were convicted last year on Bank robbery charges in connection with the Holdup they were sentenced to 20 years in prison Mcguire was indicted by a Tennessee grand jury on charges that he possessed the Money in that state from the North Carolina robbery of convicted be faces a maximum sentence of to years in prison and a 810.000 Fine. An Fri spokesman described the Dixie mafia As a loosely knit group without ethnic ties that has operated for two or three years the spokesman said it has about 20 or 25 members most of whom live in Northern states but who Rob Banks in Small Southern towns High Point Enterprise. Tuesday Juse 4, 1974 u Ira hunger striker Dies London a the Irish Republican army charged the British government with Quot callous brutal and premeditated murder today after an Ira member on a hunger strike in a British prison died convicted Bank robber Michael Gaughan 24. Bed monday night in the top Security Park Hurt prison on the Isle of Wight after developing pneumonia. He bad been fasting since March 31, demanding political prisoner status and Transfer to a prison in Northern Ireland Gaughan was the first hunger striker to die in Bra lain since Terence Mcsweeney. The lord mayor of Cork and an Irish Republican Leader Ai 1920 Security forces in Northern Ireland braced for new Trou ble after Gaughan s death but an army spokesman reported no immediate incidents in retaliation an unidentified Man was found shot to death on a Roadside on the Edge of Belfast but officials said he apparently had been assassinated by sectarian guerrillas he was the 1.026th confirmed fatality in nearly five years of the religious War in Ulster the Irish political hostages committee said Gaughan would be buried a with full Ira military honors and demanded an immediate inquiry into the Gaughan was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1971 for a London Bank robbery to raise funds for the Irish Republican cause his younger brother John said Michael s weight dropped from 168 to 70 pounds and he looked like something out of Belsen i the nazi concentration Camp his face simply had no flesh left i saw him a week ago and i knew then be would die if he was not sent Back to Ireland the Home office said Gaughan had been fed artificially since april 22 1 whenever medical officer considered it Safe Todo so Quot at least four other Irish prisoners in British prisons Are on hunger strikes demanding classification As political prisoners and Transfer to prisons in Northern Ireland you Are invited to our revival june 3 to june 9 services a 7 30 pm evangelist Rev Jack Greene Greenville s. C. Homecoming services sunday june 9th. Everyone Welcome pastor Bobby Loving Springfield Baptist Church. 1322 Baker Road i t on i Intel is tvs to ii i la in jigs a it is in High Point s finest in the heart of downtown High Point openings now for office space monthly rate or Long time lease permanent residents rooms by month available a private parking facilities a air conditioned. Fireproof a restaurant facilities a Security guard. Facilities for meetings and conventions. Call 882-2511 to the Wachovia checking account. Its a ban a savings account an automate Bil payer. Our checking account can do All of these and More. Just Combine it with our special services and its. A loan with ready Reser account and your checking account you have a loan that you can write any reason. A savings account with save somatic and your checking account you have an automatic savings plan. You decide How much you want to save and How often. Then we do the rest. An automatic Bill payer one that you set and then just forget. Then every month it pays your regular Bills like car payments mortgage or insurance. A convenience anywhere you travel in North Carolina there a a Wachovia office nearby to assist you in any banking need. For All the information on Wachovia checking and its Many special services Stop by today and talk to a Wachovia personal banker. Personal banker is a service Mark of Wachovia Bank and Trust company. N . N. C. You have a personal banker at Wachovia. Murther f olo

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