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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 14, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Bodies of 2 recovered from Lake High Point Enterprise sunday May 14, 1972 3a j. B. Burt Putty Stix trimming Heads staff photo by Mark Austin 86-year-old Barber still snipping hair by Ven Carver Enterprise staff writer he could have trimmed Rheodore Roosevelt a Mustache. Or William Howard Taft s. Or even Grover Cleveland a. He could also have Given Richard Nixon his first haircut. J. B. Burt Petty now a Barber at five Points Barber shop in High Point was around in plenty of time to perform these to sorial operations. The fact he never actually did any of them notwithstanding. A Spry 86, Petty has been in the barbering Trade since 1908 except for a couple of years after his a a retirement in 1949. Having tried his hand at farm work and carpentry. Petty started his career As a Barber in a friends shop in Spartanburg. . In 1915 he moved to High Point. At the beginning of world War i Petty departed for Newport news va., where he commenced a sojourn that took him into nearly every one of the United states. Returning to High Point several years later Petty opened a shop of his own on the Corner of Ellwood drive and Wrenn Street. He was there until 1949, when he sold the shop in order to retire in Florida. Petty didst stay retired Long before he came Back to High Point to resume his Trade he has been working at the five Points shop located in fast Gate shopping Center since 1960. When Petty started out As a Barber times were rough. Haircuts were 15 cents shaves Cost a dime. He described the period As a one Long and said he was Lucky to take Home $9 a week. The shop in Spartanburg stayed open six Days a week closing at Midnight on saturday. During his travels around the country. Petty worked As a sort of Journeyman Barber and he stayed in the same town a maximum of four or five months. Standing out in his memory is his visit to the Oil Fields of Oklahoma and Texas. Quot Good business in the Oil Fields of Oklahoma a Petty explained. A a that a the Best business i Ever he said he worked longer in Caldwell Texas than he did in Oklahoma. Petty was in Oil country when some of the major Early strikes were coming through and when southwestern Oil was More of a big Gamble than a legitimate Enterprise. The Aura of excitement surrounding great discovery must have impressed Petty As much As the Money he earned. Why did he set out on the extended trip in the first place a i wanted to see the he said a and that was the Only Way i could see rabies incidence reported rising Columbia. Guam and the Virgin islands reported no cases. Texas led the nation in 1971, the cd said with 323 cases and California had Only one Atlanta. A. A the National Center for disease control has issued a warning that the incidence of rabies is growing nationally and people should avoid wildlife. Or. Karl Kappus of the cd less said he would advise people to forty six per cent of the avoid Contact with wildlife Par cases involved skunks the cd Ocul arly animals that Are sick said and 3.449 of the cases in or Friendly and to have their solved wild animals cats and dogs inoculated of Georgia a 147 cases. 118 in against rabies. J solved raccoons and Kappus the cd said there were 4. Said the problem is a moving 392 Laboratory confirmed cases North and East and of rabies last year throughout he said rabies in raccoons the 48 contiguous states and a is serious because i think Alaska 1,116 More than in 1970 people unfamiliar with Rac and 14 per cent above the aver Coons mistake their behaviour age for the last five years. Especially when they Are sick Only Hawaii the District of or paralysed. Summer storage lowest prices Ever effective May i to july i Plain pants skirts sweaters blouses regular Price 7s�?~ la. Plain suits dresses $ 4 of overcoats i Robes regular Price Hoo la. This Price with $10.00 or Mori dry cleaning High Point dry cleaners and hatters 206 e. Washington Street. Park i shop Fri across tin strut Phon 1124129 As far As he a concerned he Hasni to finished his travels yet. A i Haven to seen All that i wanted to a he declared. A a in a like to go Back Over the same whether or not he does get to return to the places he saw years ago fatty is not one to let his advanced age tie him Down. Al a stage when most men can barely make it to the rocking chair on the front porch he Hunts and fishes regularly and he occasionally goes to cheer the Atlanta braves in person. Moreover he is at his chair at the five Point Barber shop every working Day. Petty still considers himself a professional Barber and he has a License certified for 1971 and 19721 and a contingent of regular customers to prove it. Clearly he in t just making a Little extra Money to supplement his social Security. In Petty s opinion hairstyles have not changed a great Deal since he trimmed his first head in 1908. A everybody wore their hair with their neck shaved he said. A later in they started having select in clippers and they clipped it. It was several years before anybody Ever shaved their neck Down the Back. A everybody shaved their neck around and wore their hair kind of Short. You did All your work with the scissors and not with the his business has changed in at least one respect. In 1908, most of his Trade was taken up with shaves instead of haircuts. Now the situation is reversed Petty estimates not More than three or four customers a week ask for shaves. Will he Ever retire that is really retire absolutely not. A i believe in working a Petty said with conviction. A and i believe in having Denton the body of a second victim of an Auto Accident was recovered from High Rock Lake saturday afternoon approximately 14 hours after a two vehicle collision had occurred. The victim Robert Wardell Cassell 31, was a passenger in a pick up truck that Plum melted into the Lake from Flat swamp Bridge at la . Friday. The Driver of the truck Troy Strickland Hayes 29, was the other Man killed in the wreck. His body still inside the cab of the truck was hauled out of the Lake by divers from the Davidson county Rescue squad about an hour after the collision. Both dead men were from it. 7, Lexington. According to reports from the state Highway patrol Hayes was headed North on n c. 8 As he approached the one Lane Flat swamp Bridge. At the same time a car driven by Albert Brooks Cole 51, of Lexington was crossing the Bridge. Instead of stopping to wait for the car to get across the report continues Hayes proceeded onto the Bridge. He hit the Bridge railing on the right Side causing the truck to spin around and slam into the left Side of the car. The truck continued on its course careening through the right railing into the Lake. It landed in Depths estimated at 20 to 25 feet. Cole told officers that the pick up was travelling at a High rate of Speed and did not slow Down As it approached the Bridge. No Effort was made initially to find the body of the passenger Cassell because it was originally assumed that Hayes was travelling alone. Cole was injured Only slightly in the Accident. Wet weekend is predicted High Point area residents can expect rain today according to the forecast by the Weatherman at Friendship Airport. The Weatherman said the Outlook is for rain becoming heavy at times during the Day when the probability of precipitation will be about too per cent. The skies Over the High Point area Are expected to remain Cloudy tonight and monday the Weatherman said. There is a Chance of showers and thundershowers throughout the area monday. Temperatures Are expected to reach around 70 degrees during the Day under dour skies and to drop to the mid to upper 50�?Ts during the night. Mondays High is also expected to be near 70 degrees. Drug sales charged to Simkins Greensboro apr. George Simkins .jr., Greensboro dentist and president of the Greensboro Branch of the National association for the advancement of coloured people has been charged with six counts of Selling amphetamines. He was arrested Friday and released on recognizance Bond for appearance at a preliminary hearing june 15 in District court. The warrants which give the dates of the alleged sales As March 1970, were signed by Keith bulls local state Bureau of investigation agent. Or. Freeman c. Slaughter a Kannapolis dentist was listed As a witness along with Bulla on All the warrants. Or. Slaughter is Secretary treasurer of the North Carolina Board of dental examiners. Brownies bagging Brush recently boy scouts have been blitzing the Media with stones and photographs about their heroic ecological projects. To prove that the younger distaff Side is just As concerned about the environment these girls from Brownie troop 217 spent saturday afternoon cleaning up around Welch memorial Church the troops sponsor. Kneeling left to right Are Amy Mcclain and Crystal English. Standing i to r Are Kathy Faircloth Karen sides and Lisa Cashatt. Staff photo by sooty monocot electronic voting gear out for next general Assembly Al Weber Dies Rochester by. A Alfred c. A a Al Weber 63, assistant sports editor of the Rochester times Union died Friday night after suffering a heart attack at his Home in nearby Hilton. Weber covered the Rochester red wings baseball team in the International league for 40 years. Raleigh a North Carolina legislators Are going to have to do without electronic voting equipment through at least one More session. The legislative services commission has voted not to install such equipment for the 1973 session a commission subcommittee reported that it a feels that the units which Are presently on the Market Are outmoded. Outdated and would b e obsolete before the installation could he finished a it said there Are Many new possibilities on the scene such As a electronic scanning units with screens at each desk that would work in conjunction with the voting units. But it noted that the Cost of Pilot models is too High. The subcommittee said however that a the manufacturers feel that in the near future a reasonably priced system will b e it said that the equipment it said that the equipment a prudent investment and recommended making a consider the question again considering the question again when a updated and Modem equipment is available at a reasonable Mother s Day. Sia. May i ii pm i Al. Hach Hoa by of fat Ami free orchids for the ladies Holiday inn 1-83 at. Creen or. 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