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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, High Point, North Carolina High Point Enterprise i monday afternoon March 25, 1974 Section b Washington a by the 1980s, if the predictions come True the Arab Oil countries will have All the Money in the Worlof they will have to invest this Money and it is not inconceivable that they could own most of the Large corporations in the United states. Like any businessmen they will demand a Good return on their Money and i can imagine a meeting of the president of the Abu Dahabi general motors corp. Of America Adamca subsidiary of the Abu Dahabi general motors corp. International and the Sheik. The president a citizen of the United states has been called Back to Abu Dahabi to explain Why profits have been off. The Sheik is in an angry mood. A i have just seen the figures for 1982. They re disgraceful. I am the laughingstock of the Middle East Stock Exchange. The libyan Bell Telephone co. Of America shows a to per cent increase in profits. The saudi arabian coca cola co. Of the United states is up 15 per cent and the Shah a Sears Roebuck corp. Is predicting record earnings. What have you been doing Over there a the president of Adamca is on his Knees bowed in front of the Sheik. A forgive me sire. We thought we d have a Good year but then you people imposed your 1,896th Oil embargo and Auto sales a that Wasny to my fault the Sheik says. A the Standard Oil co. Of saudi Arabia has been putting the squeeze on gasoline. They think if they can Cut Down production they can get $25 a gallon for their Gas. But if they done to watch it they re going to get into a Price War. A a in be ordered my Abu Ahab Royal Shell co. To hold the line at $23 a gallon. There is no sense driving people away from the pumps. But to get Back to your problem. When i bought general motors two years ago As a present for my wife i said i tinker with management As Long As i could get a decent return on my investment. There were some people Here who thought i should Send Over Abu Dahabi tribesmen to run the show. But i said we should give the american natives a Chance to prove they could do it on their own. Obviously i was the president was still on his Knees. A please sire we expect a turnaround by the end of this year. The kuwaiti Chrysler corp. Of America is also in great difficulty and even the Yemen Ford co. Of the United states has shown losses. Rumor has it that Yemen May fire its Quot american manager Henry a i done to want excuses a the Sheik of Abu Dahabi yells. A i want results. Thank Allah i done to have to depend on general motors for my main source of income. Do you know i make More Money from the Abu Dahabi consolidated Edison co. Of new York than i do from pm if you want the truth in a tempted to sell the american subsidiary of general motors and buy the Chase Manhattan Bank a but that is owned by the Sheik of Bahrein a the president says. A i think lean throw in the Prudential life insurance co. For it As Well a the Sheik replies. A please sir give me another Chance a the president begs. A if you dismiss me there Isnit an Arab company in America that will hire me. Ill get up production if i have to flog every autoworkers personally. Well Cut off the left hand of any Salesman who does no to meet his quota. Well hang by the thumbs the account executive of our advertising Agency if the cars done to a fall right a the Sheik says. A but if i done to get Back 20 per cent on my investment next year in a going to cover you with Sand and pour Honey on your head and let the red ants have a go at a bless you sire. Its no wonder they Call you the Howard Hughes of the Middle copyright 1974, los Angeles times inflation blamed woman is struck theater changes by gunshot asked of Council by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer High Point s proposed new theater civic Center Complex has fallen victim to galloping inflation. City councilmen were advised today by Southern furniture exposition building officials that construction costs have jumped 15 to 20 per cent since preliminary plans for the Structure were approved last october. They proposed that certain features of the Complex mostly equipment for the theater be dropped from immediate construction plans. The dropped items could be negotiated later by feb officials and a City Council committee they suggested. The civic Center with a theater office and meeting space is to be included in an eight Story furniture display building now being constructed by the furniture exhibition firm on Commerce Avenue. Under a lease arrangement the feb will construct the building and be reimbursed through lease deductions Over a 50-year period. Mayor Paul Clapp today told the Council that the City had agreed to a put no More than $1.6 million into the he indicated that he feels the feb is obligated to fully equip the theater. Robert Gruenberg managing director of feb told councilmen however that on the scene practice teachers Burlington two High Point students Are among 35 Elon College seniors currently practice teaching in the Burlington City school system. Anne freeze and Gary Meredith Are participating in the eight week assignment which will earn the students a certificate for teaching in Public school systems. Meeting cancelled the High Point Assn. For retarded citizens meeting set for tonight has been cancelled due to the Snow. Math students sixteen High Point Central High school students have been selected for membership in my Alpha Theta International High school and Junior College mathematics club. Those selected include Cindy Bland Jim Cain Daniel Dale Hilli pick David Freeman Jan Greer Becky Honeycutt Sandra lain Lynn Levina Stephen Mclnnis Barry Nelson David Parker Sally Pleasants Melinda Steele. Cindy Swartzberg and Lew Watkins. Engineering Honor a High Point student is one of 26 outstanding engineering seniors at North Carolina state University who has been inducted into a National honorary engineering leadership fraternity the order of St. Patrick. David c. Benson was one of those chosen a for outstanding character and leadership qualities. And Active participation in technical they were being mislead in believing that there is a a fixed figure a for the Complex. He said that first plans called for putting the theater on the top floor. At that time the costs were estimated at $1,850,000. Later the decision was made to move it to the first floor. That would have resulted in the saving of $250,000, he said. A from the beginning the flexibility has been contemplated and there never has been a fixed figure a according to Gruenberg. The architect for the building Bill Mcgee said that feb has a firm contracts totalling $1,592,000.�?� the contracts include a a Normal equipment but do not provide for a what we Call specialized theatrical Clapp listed the omitted pieces of equipment and estimated prices As follows stage rigging $40,000 sound equipment $100,000 stage lighting $100,000 a stage lift $50,000 Concession counters and equipment $4,000 and folding Walls $9,000. Councilmen agreed to pass the matter to its citizens theater committee. The committee is to assess the omitted items and report to the Council. The Council meanwhile authorized feb to proceed with awarding construction contracts. Mcgee said completion is slated for Early 1975. Police reported a relatively quiet weekend with a minor shooting and a few break ins and Larcenie. Elizabeth Greeson of Ann Moore Street reported she suffered a gunshot wound in the right calf of her leg. She said she was visiting a Friend on Vail Street when a Man entered the House and began firing a Rifle into the floor. She said one of the bullets accidentally hit her. Ronnie d. Felts of Greensboro said he picked up a Hitchhiker in Greensboro and had driven to High Point where he stopped at South Side tavern on s. Main Street at 1-85. He said he went in to get some cigarettes and when he came out his car and the Hitchhiker were gone. Ralph Doster of Davis Avenue said someone entered his Home through a bedroom window. He said a tape player Worth about $60 and $5 in Cash were missing thieves entered Russell Street Grill on Russell Avenue by breaking a front window. The Only thing known missing was a Case of Beer valued at $6.55. Mrs. John Peacock of Johnson Street said someone tried to enter her Home by forcing open a door. The attempt was unsuccessful. Damage to the door was estimated at $8. A truck belonging to Asplundh tree co. Of Charlotte and parked on Ward Avenue at Green drive was broken into. Stolen were tools Worth about $407. Billie Darrell Richardson of route 5 said he parked his see woman on 2b husband charged in death of wife Lexington Roy Lee Woodle 50, of route 9 was charged with murder by Davidson county sheriffs deputies in connection with the death of his wife on saturday. The dead woman mrs. Audrey Maurice Woodle 47, was found by deputies in the couples Home shortly after 9 . Saturday. According to an autopsy report received from Chapel Hill by the sheriff s department today mrs. Woodle died of abdominal bleeding caused by a severe blow and there was evidence of other bruises and cuts on her body. Time of death was placed at Between 8 and 9 . Saturday. Deputies were called to the scene of the incident by Robert Woodle son of mrs. Woodle. Mrs. Woodle was of the Baptist Faith and was employed at Lexington memorial Hospital. In addition to her husband and son surviving Are her Mother Naomi Lanning Biesecker of it. 7, Lexington a daughter mrs. Don Mitzi Myers of it. 7, Lexington a sister mrs. O. W. Surratt of route 9, Lexington and three grandchildren. Funeral will be conducted at 4 . Tuesday at Piedmont funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Forest Hill memorial Park the family will be at the funeral Home from 7 to 9 . Today. Senator has dream of prison Reform Raleigh retiring state sen. Edward Knox has a vision. He Hopes to see the Day when North Carolina Leals with criminal first offenders in such a fashion that he As a Parent a would not be embarrassed to Send one of my children to the state for help should the need Knox a Mecklenburg is ending his stay in the Senate. But before going out he Hopes to see established a prison Reform commission. Noi the Carolina is still in by Bill Noblitt Anocia Tion afternoon dailies the dark Ages he insists and he vows to commit his political savvy and Legal knowhow to prison Reform if the commission is set up. A a that a where i d like to spend the next year or two a perhaps i can head up that commission a he said. Knox is upset that North Carolina has Well Over 11,000 prison inmates ranking fifth among the 50 states in total prison population fourth in the nation in terms of numbers of felons in prison. But his main concern is the first offender and As a trial lawyer Back Home he a seen some horrendous Case which cause his trouble mind Over prisons. I a we place sinful characteristics on going to prison. There a the big institution with bars and guards and Green uniforms. Once committed a person can never overcome that stigma. A but if we had rehabilitation facilities in an atmosphere of learning on a mini Campus setting then we might avoid so Many of our people committed to prison for the first time becoming hardened Knox is convinced that when a a tender a first offender winds up rubbing shoulders with the hardened criminals the resulting education of a criminal is inevitable. His ideas do not embrace a a coddling the already hardened criminal. A take that hard Man and put him under the dogs. That a perhaps necessary. But we take the Young Man and make him hard. You Cage up Quot so a senator on 28 of arabs owned . Businesses a Art Buchwald a and Beauty snowfall brought hazardous driving. Spring Snow blankets City observers added however that the wet Slick covering the Snow placed on the streets had caused a number of vehicles to stall. Wills reported about 9 . That the City a streets were still passable a with careful he said his department at that time was moving to a concentrated Snow pushing Effort while continuing salting in the Battle against the areas second major snowfall of the 19731974 Winter season. The Early morning storm forced Guilford Davidson and Randolph county schools to close today. Students attending High Point City schools already had a Holiday scheduled today and tuesday in order for their teachers to conduct workdays. The Weatherman at the regional Airport said the Snow is Likely to continue throughout the Day and to taper off and end tonight. The Low temperature today was 28 degrees Early today and the High was expected to be in the Low 30s. Tuesday is expected to bring partly Cloudy skies and slightly warmer weather with temperatures in the High 40s after Low tonight near 30. Precipitation began in the High Point area about 4 35 ., the Weatherman reported. Wills said the snowfall really began to stick on the City streets about 6 30 . And the Weatherman said that accumulation had reached Between two and three inches by about 9 The Weatherman called the storm a a unusual but emphasized that it was not a Freak event. He called it a late Winter or Early Spring storm situation growing out of a mixing of cold air and moisture Over the area. The Weatherman noted that about to years ago the area saw Snow fall each wednesday in March for three weeks in a Row. The Winter weather came with Little Advance notice although the weather station Here had announced a storm watch. Wills said the City a had Little Advance notice a a and that officials Here had expected Soiree flurries rather than the snowfall the area received. The Public works dept., wills said a had to react the Effort began with salting of major streets Early today and it soon turned from the salting operation to a see Spring on 2b by Jim Hawkins Enterprise staff writer there was a shirt sleeve weather one Day and Earmuff weather the next Public works director Carl wills said in commenting on the sudden return of Winter weather to High Point today. The downpour of Snow which greeted Early rising area residents this morning had placed about two inches on the ground by 9 . And the Weatherman at the regional Airport said the total accumulation could go to five inches. City police today reported no unusually High number of accidents due to the Snow. Staff photos by Mark Austin hard work cleaning windows

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