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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Lengthier sentences overpopulated prisons Raleigh apr North a Cerolina prisons Are housing about 1,000 More prisoners than they should he. Com missioner of corrections Ralph d. Edwards said thursday. There Are 12,000 persons in the state s 77 prison units 30 per cent More than the units Are designed to hold. A ten thousand inmates is the very most we could reasonably handle with these facilities Edwards said. He said the overload is caused by a rapid increase in prison population and a Rise in the proportion of felons who serve longer prison terms for More serious crimes. State records show the prison population was 9.603 in 1970. Last year it was 11,501. E weather a a. Mi1 4 act Dawna 4# 0 Onset leg ijitmiiwrniwoni1 forecast Gill it Lyl a to thundershowers the first Day of summer May be ushered in with the rumble of More thundershowers very warm temperatures and partly Cloudy skies and according to the National weather service that to Bow the first few weeks of the new season Are going to continue to be. This does not comprise a very different picture than the one we be been getting the past few Days. The amount of rain recorded in the past 24 hours at the Kilter Plant on Kivett drive was .13 inches. It also promises to Boa hot and humid first Day of summer with highs in the upper sos and Low 90s. Three Day forecast North Carolina extended Outlook sunday through tuesday partly Cloudy with Chanc of showers through period and turning cooler. Highs sunday. 80s mountains to around 90 elsewhere. Lows sunday 60s mountains Low to mid 70s elsewhere. Highs tuesday 70s mountains to around 80 elsewhere. Lows tuesday 50s mountains of to Low 70s elsewhere. Predicted highs for saturday Are also in the upper 90s, chances of precipitation will decrease from 30 per cent today to to per cent tonight and Bounce Back up to 40 per cent saturday. The extended Outlook sunday through tuesday Calls for continued partly Cloudy skies accompanied by a steady Chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers and with Overall cooler temperatures. Forecast North Carolina partly Cloudy continued quite warm through saturday with widely scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers mainly Inland today becoming More numerous Over state saturday. Highs both Days mid 80s to mid 90s. Lows tonight mid 60s to mid 70s. South Carolina partly Cloudy and warm today tonight and saturday with a Chance of mainly afternoon and evening thundershowers. Highs today and saturday around 90 and lows tonight around 70. Edwards said efforts Are being made to keep overcrowding at a minimum at youth centers and advancement centers but even these spec ii units Are becoming crowded he said the corrections system can stretch its capacity to handle some overcrowding but some services must be compromised. Lawrence Cherry supervisor of the Currituck prison unit at Maple said bunks Are crowded so close together in some cells Quot you can t see the inmates like you should. Quot they Jive no place to hang their clothes and we just can t keep it clean. The Maple unit was built to House 125. It now houses 140. Edwards said the state building program is not keeping up with the expanding prison population. The department recently received funds to construct two new 500-Man units. Edwards said the structures will replace existing buildings and the total gain of available space will Only be about 300 bunks. Carmichael the trouble Vith me id i amp it aeon id Cooling period is scheduled in Middle East Washington a the american strategy for the Middle East now Calls for a lengthy Cooling Down period while the United states tries to broaden its influence in the area. With the Region still nearly Awe struck by Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger s Success in disengagement negotiations and with president Nixon s trip having cemented the . Position. Kissinger wants to let things quiet Down. U a officials who travelled on both Nixon s and Kissinger s planes in the Middle East say this Means the Geneva peace conference won t Start until late fall. This timetable is emphasized by Kissinger a tentative travel plans which now Call for a possible september trip to Moscow and India and a visit to China a month later. However such a Middle East Cooling off period does not mean Kissinger Wilt Overlook the area. He intends to try to draw Iraq and Libya two of the most Radical Arab states into the web of . Influence. The two countries Are important to Kissinger because they represent a destabilizing Factor and because they Are strongholds of soviet influence. Kissinger s strategy has been to increase american influence among the arabs by making their Reliance on the russians so frustrating and unpleasant they would have to turn to Washington. This worked with Egypt and Syria particularly during the october 1973 War but Kissinger expects Iraq and Libya to be More difficult. For one thing the soviets Are much More firmly entrenched in those two countries. They Are therefore less Able to turn away from Moscow. High Point Enterprise Friday. Jace to 1974 la Jacobsen makes plea Deal Washington a Texas lawyer Jake Jacobsen has agreed tentatively to plead guilty to a reduced charge of bribery in connection with 10.000 he says he offered to former Treasury Secretary John b. Connally according to informed source. Jacobsen who once swore that Connally refused the Money is offering to testify that Connally actually took it in two instalments for help he gave Jacobsen s client. Associated milk producers inc., the sources said. Connally consistently has denied taking the Money. In return for a guilty plea and Jacobsen s Promise of cooperation the watergate special prosecution Force has agreed to drop its perjury Case against him and to arrange for the Justice department to drop an unrelated indictment in a Texas savings and loan Case. All told Jacobsen could receive maximum punishment of up to 40 years and 80,000 in fines if convicted on All counts in the watergate and Texas cases. Sources said the watergate prosecutors offered to allow him to plead guilty instead to the least serious felony Kissinger plans tour Washington a Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger plans to visit government leaders in France West Germany and a Britain after accompanying president Nixon to Moscow next month the state department said. Kissinger will leave Moscow on july 4 and Stop in Belgium to Brief the North Atlantic Council before going on to the other counties. He a is to return to Washington about july 8. Charge of bribery which carried a maximum penalty of two years in jail and a 10 000 Fine. Jacobsen had sought to misdemeanours because conviction of a felony almost certainly would Lead to loss of his right to practice Law the sources said. However the prosecutors insisted on stiffer terms and Jacobsen s lawyer. Charles a. Mcneil agreed to the bribe charge More than two weeks ago. The sources said. J a cot sen wants to resolve the charges against him because his wife is in poor health and needs constant attention a source said. Jacobsen Mcneils and spokesmen for the Justice department and the watergate prosecutors All declined comment. Connally could not be reached hut hts lawyer Edward Bennett Williams said he had heard rumours of an impending Deal. Jacobsen represented the milk producers in 1971 and arranged for his old Friend Connally to work within the administration for an increase in Federal milk Price supports Connally argued strongly for a Price increase at a White House meeting at which president Nixon decided to order the hike a fact Sheet issued last january by presidential spokesmen said. Both Jacobsen and Connally have testified that within a few Days of the increase. Jacobsen offered Connally 910.000 both said it was not offered As a bribe. Nit As fund from which Connally could donate to political candidates. Uro Taen testified that he put the Money in a Texas Hank vault and left it there untouched for 2l years until last november when an Fri agent removed it. The serial numbers showed the Money could not have been in circulation at the time Jacobsen swore he received it according to an unpublished report by the staff of the Senate watergate committee. The committee staff said this is conclusive proof that Jacobsen lied about the Money. 8x10 color portrait Varav birth to 5 yrs. Eld it. June 21,27,23 a.m.-6 . Sat.-10 a.m.-5 . .-5 . Over s years si.47 3 big Days a group is of per person a litre child $3.95 a on per family a adults $4 95 a families Welcome at $1 of per person Mann drug �3 South main Street a furniture Market Campus at i prices week end specials Picar dining room suite tot1, 2 ult Jav a 6 hot it special $24995 Early american sofa Ano chair top Quality fabric. A i 19�?� Box Springs and mattress Quality contracted both so go twin Iii j j others to 139.95 William Alan Chippendale sopa Finett Quality fabric. 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Special $39995 Crestwood flinch provincial sofa and chair exposed Wood Frame. Decorator fabric. A cml $45000 be sure to shop All 3 floors. Our Low discount prices will save you Money direct Bank charge cards furniture sales a to i. It is East Commerce Street Sun Only showroom in High Point Selling direct to the Public. A so what if the Power company a costs keep going up. Nobody gives me a raise every time the Cost of living goes up. Why should they he any better i in fed up theres no doubt that the cos get of living is going up and higher electric rates Arentt making things any better of Sdun re like most people your electric rate As gone up about so percent in the past four years. But there a a Good reason Why we have to increase rates when our Cost of business goes up. If we made socks instead of electricity we could Cut Back on production until things got better. Or go out of business altogether. But we can to Stop making electricity. Even if the Cost doubled or even tripled. Baloney there has to be enough Power to keep the lights on and the wheels turning. For schools industries Homes. What we charge for electricity is based on what it costs us to make the Power and deliver it to you. And those costs Are going higher every Day. Sure we could make less Money and still stay in business. Just As you have to make ends meet while the Cost of living is going up. But Here s the problem. If we done to make a reasonable profit nobody will lend us the billions of dollars to build new plants to meet the areas growing demand for electricity. And unless these plants Are built on schedule someday soon we could run out. We done to expect you to like the idea of having to pay More for something you can to do without. But we want you to know Why theres no other Way. For More info nation on the rising Cost of electricity ask for a free copy of rate facts at your local Duke Power office. Or write to Duke Power Public relations . Box 2178, Charlotte no. 28242. 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