High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 15 1974, Page 10

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Volkswagen profits and sales plunge by Hubert j. Erb associated press writer Bonn Germany a Volkswagen the flagship of West German Industry is in trouble at Home and abroad. Rudolf Leiding chairman of Volkswagen Erk a says the company has a backlog of 472.000 unsold vehicles and lost $35 million in the first Quarter of 1974. It was a Sharp turnaround from 1973, when profits after taxes totalled $88 million. Sales in the United states in the first Quarter totalled 120,960 cars a drop of 27.7 per cent from the same period in 1973. Demand was Down 18 per cent in West Germany and 25 per cent in other european markets. Spiralling costs in a highly inflationary Price and labor Market have hit Germany s biggest automobile company hard. The company is also troubled by changing tastes in Germany Competition on Abc Board schedules hearing Raleigh a the state alcoholic beverage control Board has scheduled a Public hearing in Asheville the second week in june on plans to oust the hot Springs Abc Board. The state Board voted tuesday to hold the hearing at the request of Robert s. Swain of Asheville attorney for the hot Springs Board. Swain said in a letter to the state Board that the local Board has no intention of resigning. State Abc chairman l. C. Holshouser sent a letter May i to r. Vav. Ponder chairman of the hot Springs Board in which he said an investigation had uncovered a Many discrepancies in the operation of the local Board. Holshouser said the discrepancies a have caused us to feel that you and the other members of your Board can no longer be considered fit to serve on the local Board. Holshouser went on to say that if the local Board refused to resign the state Board would take its demand to the mayor and commissioners of hot Springs. The letter stated that if they a then fail to order your boards removal we shall be forced to order its removal according to our Ponder told newsmen earlier he had no intention of resigning. He said a i never have run under fire in my life and in a too old to Start now. The other Board members Are t. A. Russell and Clyde Huntsinger. The Asheville hearing will be conducted by William t. Biggers one of the state Board s hearing officers. The american Market from Small . Cars the Oil squeeze and rising insurance premiums and repair costs. To recoup its financial losses Volkswagen had ordered Price increases of about 6 per cent effective March la in Germany. But tile Federal antitrust office is threatening to Roll the rises Back and will examine the Price increases in a Public hearing May 24. Employing 161,000 persons in Germany and 54,000 More abroad Volkswagen is a bellwether of the German economic scene. Its troubles which have meant some temporary layoffs have set off alarms All through the Economy. Leiding claims new models will help the company a position. A week ago it announced production of a new car called Golf with a water cooled front wheel drive engine. But a spokesman stressed that the beetles history a Best Selling car will continue to be produced in Large numbers. The firm announced feb. 17 that it had produced 15,007,032. The United states is by far. Volkswagen a largest Export Market and Leiding told a news conference that a we can hold the american Market Over the Long run Only if we assemble there or later even produce a final decision on a . Plant is being deferred until fall however. Such a Plant which one vow official said would require $1.3 billion to $1.7 billion in financing would reduce transport costs and Exchange rate expenses that now Hurt the Vwg a competitive position against Small american cars. Leiding denied Volkswagen is talking with american car companies about a partnership or is considering buying an old . Car factory. Indians attempt to fire lawyers St. Paul Minn. Apr five of six attorneys for two defendants in the wounded knee trial Are expected in court today despite efforts by the two men to dismiss their counsel. Meanwhile the situation of Russell Means one of the defendants in the seizure of the wounded knee s d., Indian reservation was complicated tuesday by his arrest on new charges. . District court judge Fred Nichol denied a move tuesday by Means and Dennis Banks to dismiss All their lawyers but allowed attorney Mark Lane of los Angeles and new York to step aside after he insisted on referring to himself As a a former Nichol said appellate courts have ruled that court appointed defense counsel can not be discharged by their clients without the judges approval once the Case has begun. The trial began Jan. 8. The two defendants leaders of the american Indian movement aim Are accused of being ringleaders in the 71-Day occupation of wounded knee last year. Charges against them include burglary theft firearms violations and assault. If convicted Means and Banks could each get up to 80 years in prison and $80,000 in fines. Means was arrested at Sioux Falls s.d., tuesday in connection with a confrontation Between indians and Law officers april 30. He failed to meet $2,000 Bond and was taken in custody by . Marshals who flew him to St. Paul to resume the trial half a Day late. Means wearing a Gray prison suit by his own Choice met in the judges Chambers with his attorneys who asked Nichol to release their client from custody when court was in recess. Nichol refused saying Means a had no business going to Sioux Falls in the first Means praised defense attorneys for their a brilliance and dedication a but said he and Banks could handle their own defense. Banks said he was releasing attorneys in the wounded knee Case but retaining them to defend charges in connection with the demonstration at Custer s d., feb. 6, 1973. People across the nation Are talking about their life size color portraits by Tom Pogue studios. A i was very pleased when i received your offer. We have in our living room a picture you made of our 18 year old when she was 3 years old. Your photographer was most helpful. She is certainly an asset to your i a mrs. Joe w. Smith Spartanburg . 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Bailey who Heads the women a army corps said at an armed forces Day luncheon monday that the 1970s Are the beginning of a new Era for women in the armed forces a if our nations Security was at stake then i am sure women would come up and their jobs even if it meant going to the equal hiring for police Force ordered Detroit apr i figure a woman can anything a Man can a says Constance Klein a 5-foot-4, 130-Pound barmaid. She and a lot of other Detroit women May soon get a Chance to prove it. Miss Klein 26, is one of three women who filed a suit charging the Detroit police department with sex discrimination. It resulted in an order monday by judge mph m. Freeman of . District court requiring that the department hire one woman for every Man hired pending trial of the suit. Detroit a Force has 5,524 members Only 123 of whom Are women. Most male officers contend Street assignments Are too Tough for women. Miss Klein scoffs at that. A with the proper training a woman could handle scout car assignments As Well As a Man a she says. A live been a barmaid for eight years and in be dealt with a lot of people. You can talk people out of having miss Klein said she was turned Down for a police Job last june because she had less than two years of College. A they were hiring men but not women and men could get by with just a High school diploma or its equivalent a she said. She said she joined a suit filed by an a policewoman and a rejected applicant because she saw no other alternative. It. Patricia of Neill a department spokeswoman said there were standards forcing women to have two years of College and work experience compared to a High school education for men. But she said those rules no longer exist. Policemen and policewomen said they weren to Happy about women handling patrol duties but indicated they Felt women could fill less hazardous jobs. A this is a rough town a said a sergeant. 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