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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 8, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Weather fair and mild with tempera flirts in tha seventies today and monday. 88th year a no. 282 the High Point Enterprise High Point n. C., sunday morning october 8, 1972 102 pages Call us circulation. 882-1719 classified ads. 885-2177 All other departments 885-2h1 daily 10c, sunday 25c football scores n. State. 17 Duke. 0 Maryland. 23 Wake Forest. 0 Georgia tech .31 Clemson. 9 East Carolina .21 Richmond. A a. 0 for answers to questions or help with a problem Coll or write action line in Core of the Enterprise. Every request is considered but please understand that the volume makes it impossible to answer or oven acknowledge every one. No Reserve badges q. I was formerly with Tho High Point police reserves and i asked numerous times before i left the organization approximately one year ago As to Why the police reserves do not have the same equipment and especially police badges As the regular police department. I would just like to see if any Light could be shed upon this matter since the City Council has Given the budget for the uniforms an equipment for the reserves. It seems to me no funds have been used for this purpose. Anon. A. A police department spokesman says that in most cities where the Reserve officer concept is employed a Reserve officer is distinguished from a regular officer in both uniform and badge. The reasoning behind such a distinction is basically to inform the Public that the Reserve officer is Par time or supplementary and not a full time officer. In this City the badge is the Only distinction made Between a full time and a Reserve officer. About four or five years ago the Reserve officers were Given new badges but in subsequent budgets such badges have been deleted. At the present time efforts Are being made to obtain a Grant from private Industry to Purchase new badges. It h it were they speeding q. This is really not a question but a problem. People race up and Down on Burton Street at All times at a very fast Speed and i think the police department should have somebody come out Here and Check on it. Burton Street resident. Q. I live in the 900 Block of East Keams Street and during the evening and night cars go by at a High rate of Speed. Why Don t the policemen sit across the Street in the parking lot they surely could catch a lot of speeding cars. Mrs. . A. On sept. 18 a radar unit was stationed on both of these streets. At four different locations on Burton Street a total of 119 vehicles were checked by radar and three were found to be speeding. A Sample Survey one hour in duration was made at two locations on Kearns Street. During the time the radar unit was working these locations a total of 24 cars passed through radar and not one was found to be speeding during this time period. Periodic checks on speeding will be made at different times in the future. Meanwhile the police department says they would like to encourage citizens to Call them any time speeding cars become a problem and a police unit will be dispatched immediately. A a a write died q. Please Send me the address of the insurance investigators in Raleigh about insurance companies which won t pay off their claim. This problem has been going on for As far Back As May. Our agent has been called on several occasions and we get no response so please tend us the address in Raleigh at once so we can get our Money due us. Employ of r. Company. A. The commissioner of insurance is Edwin s. Lanier . Insurance department Raleigh . 27611. The Cost of Gas q. I was wondering Why pargas of High Point is Able to still charge the net and Gross difference on a Bill when Duke Power a Utility was ordered by the court to withhold the Gross a it would be Ell net. . The manager of pargas says it was his understanding that Duke was charging customers a so called penalty for not paying within a certain number of Days. Since pargas began operations he says the company has allowed a discount for their customers. This is not a penalty charge. If they should Bill at Only one Price it would be at the Gross Price he says and the customer would not be allowed the discount. Sen. Ervin criticizes trial delay Washington a sen. Sam j. Ervin d-., said saturday he has sent a letter to the Justice department criticizing its a delay in bringing the defendants in the watergate Case to Ervin said in a statement he a chided the department for intervening to Block the proposed congressional investigation purportedly because of the departments interest in the rights of the a the obvious Way to ensure a prompt fair and impartial trial and avoid any possible encroachment on the rights of those indicted would be to adhere to the constitutions sixth amendment speedy trial provision a he said in a letter to atty. Gen. Richard g. Kleindienst. A any lawyer who is qualified to try cases before a Justice of the peace ought to be Able to try five men caught re handed in a burglary within ten Days a Ervin chairman of the Senate subcommittee on constitutional rights said. A certainly there must be someone in the department or the . Attorneys office who five men were indicted for allegedly breaking into and trying to Plant listening devices at the democratic National committees Headquarters in the watergate Complex Here. Two others Are accused of participating in the alleged conspiracy to Bug the Headquarters. Unfinished cars pose problem Detroit a general motors is trying to find out what to do with 1,113 partially built cars that nobody seems to want a company spokesman said saturday. The 1972 Novas firebirds and Samaros were on the Assembly lines at Gmys Norwood Ohio Plant when the Plant was closed by a 174-Day strike by the United Auto workers. The cars will be completed when workers return to their jobs oct. 15. Earner this week. Pm announced it would Export the cars to Canada because they do not meet the new . Emission control standards that went into effect sept. I. Pm lost its petition to the . Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway traffic safety administration for a 60-Day Extension on the pollution standards deadline. But general motors of Canada said Friday it will not import and sell the cars in Canada. Officials said the decision was made in response to a request by the Canadian government. The Canadian government has indicated it is highly displeased that pm would sell cars in Canada that could not meet american standards. Pm officials countered that the cars a once completed a will have All the safety and emission control features required by Canadian Law. Flood Waters surge into Richmond again Richmond a. A the James River surged Over its Banks for the second time within 3 a months saturday delivering heavy damage to Low lying sections of Richmond. The flooding resulted from a storm which claimed five lives in other parts of the state. Richmond mayor Thomas Bliley said damage in the business Industrial Section of the City would exceed $1 million adding that was below expectations. The debris Laden James swollen by Waters from its tributaries in Western and Central Virginia crested at 2 . At a Little More than 24 feet�?15 feet above flood stage. This was Well below the predicted Crest of 27mi feet. As a result Many businesses Industrial plants and residences were spared the heavy damage inflicted by floods following tropical storm Agnes in late june. The River at that time reached 36mb feet. Earlier in the Day at Petersburg 25 Miles to the South Waters of the Appomattox River had caused the worst flooding in 32 years inundating the City a Northern Section. In mid afternoon the Appomattox stood at 15 feet. About a foot of water covered some areas of Petersburg a number of streets were closed and a Bridge was out of service. Across the state flooding from heavy rain thursday and Friday left More than 300 secondary highways and seven primary routes closed. The deaths were reported thursday night and Friday. Many towns and villages along the James Appomattox Meherrin Shenandoah Potomac South and Rapidan Rivers had Felt the lash of at least minor flooding. Richmond however apparently suffered most heavily before the James began receding late saturday afternoon. Muddy water swirled across the a flood Plain of the heavily industrialized Shockle Valley North of the River the Industrial Complex along Hull Street on the South Shore and through stores and offices in Low lying areas of the City a business District. The same parts of Virginia a capital City along with some that escaped serious damage saturday had been inundated suit Liws of slim of a a Ftp $ at p Ltd a pay v v colosseum reopened to Public tourists and native romans enter the colosseum in Rome after it was reopened to the Public on Friday. The Amphitheater was closed because of falling masonry. Since last summer stones have tumbled because of traffic vibrations. At left is the Metal net set up along the main corridor of the Structure to protect visitors from possible injury if portions of the colosseum should crumble. A wire photo at expense of Farmers study says administration favors big Grain firms by Don Kendall a farm writer Washington a a study using the huge .-soviet Grain Deal As an example says the Nixon administration is damaging Small Farmers and Consumers while catering to big exporters and other corporate giants. The agribusiness accountability project accuses the department of agriculture of scuttling a treaty which had set minimum prices for world wheat Trade and of freely engaging in a Job shuttling of people Between private business and the government. A a agribusiness has installed itself As Usdan a chief client and the department created to be the Farmers Agency Isnit a says the report published saturday. That has resulted it says in a policy of a a what a Good for agribusiness is Good for americans Farmers and entitled a the great Grain robbery and other stories a the report was written by Martha m. Hamilton while a member of the projects staff. She now is a reporter for the Washington Post. The agribusiness accountability project describes itself As a Public interest group financed by the Field foundation. The . Grain Sale to the soviets estimated at $1 billion includes about 400 million bushels of wheat plus other Grain and soybeans. The report says a treaty originated in the Johnson administration called the International grains arrangement attempted to set minimum and maximum prices for wheat on the world Market. It failed tile report said because the Nixon administration opposed International Price fixing. A gutting the Iga was one of the first tasks the department of agriculture performed for the Grain Trade after president Nixon took office a the report says. The treaty was replaced by a weaker agreement which has no control Over prices the report says. Partly As a result the soviet Union was Able to buy Cut rate . Wheat at subsidized prices. Since the Sale wheat prices have jumped and this is expected to bring higher Grain food prices. A the world in which wheat is traded is hardly a world of free the report said. A it reeks of Price Protection conflicting National interests political considerations finite markets and Trade sales to the soviets were handled by Large Export firms including Continental Grain co., n.y., and Cargill inc. Minneapolis. Secretly transacted last june and july the Impact of these sales was not generally known until wheat prices began soaring in late july and August. In Agness floods which produced losses estimated at More than $16 million. More than 700 National guardsmen were on duty at one time at Bridges and key traffic control Points. Police cordoned off Small areas North and South of the James where the floodwaters Rose highest. The Chesapeake amp Potomac Telephone co. Said about 800 telephones were out of service in Richmond because of the flooding and the heavy Rains that preceded it. Floodwaters lapped at the Virginia electric amp Power Manchester Power station but there were no interruptions in electricity for the City. Bliley said 260 City employees would be pressed into service in a massive cleanup operation sunday and monday in the areas worst hit by the floods. Across the state flooding from thursday and Friday Rains left More than 250 secondary roads and seven primary routes still closed. The state Highway department estimated damage to roads and Bridges at $16 million compared with $16.2 million damage in june. 13 hostages released by gunman Orlando Fla. A thirteen people held for Ransom by a teen aged gunman scrambled unharmed to safety saturday after an unarmed police judo expert talked his Way into the House and another officer shot tile assailant in the neck police said. At the end of the 16-hour ordeal the hostages fled weeping from the windows and doors of the Small White Frame House West of Orlando. They Knelt on the Lawn holding their taped hands to their faces. Nine of the hostages a at one Point the gunman held 14 a were children Between the Ages of to and 17. Orange county sheriff Melvin Colman identified the captured gunman As Jackson Stallings 18, of Jacksonville Fla. He was rushed to a Hospital in fair condition where he was held under armed guard without Bond. A the told the people he needed the Money because the police were after him a Colman said. The gunman demanded $5,000 in Cash and set two hostages free a Loretta Vanderpool and j. D. Jackson a to raise the Money Early saturday. Jackson returned with $1,500, police said but the gunman demanded mrs. Vanderpool also come Back inside the House. A the said that if she was not Back in 45 minutes head Start shooting the hostages a Colman said. A a that a when we made the decision to Send in sgt. Claude Trueby who was a judo expert posing As the female hostages train crash toll reaches 172 Saltillo Mexico a the death toll in the train wreck near Here Rose to 172 late saturday As Rescue Crews working nonstop for two Days Cut their Way to two flattened passenger cars buried in the rubble. Authorities said blood tests indicated that the Engineer had been drinking before the train derailed on a Down Hiu curve at about 75 Miles per hours twice the Speed limit. A spokesman for the National railroads said the brakes of the train were in perfect condition. A survivor said the train was moving a like a wild animal before the derailment thursday night. The Engineer identified As Melchor Sanchez and five other train crewmen were placed under arrest. Sanchez was in a Hospital. After the Accident some survivors tried to Lynch Sanchez and conductor Jesus Rocha according to Arnulfo Ochoa a special inspector who was Riding on the train. Ochoa said he intervened and took the two men to a Hospital. Under a hard rain that hampered Rescue operations saturday Large cranes lifted the two flattened cars out of the wreckage. Pillows blankets re 1 i g i o objects and dismembered bodies fell out in View of a crowd waiting on a nearby Hill for news of missing relatives and friends. A Small boy boy watching the cars come out said a they look like sheets of paper a in some places the ceilings were mashed Down to the floors. The casualty toll was expected to Rise further As Rescue workers combed through the wreckage of the two cars. Earlier saturday three persons were found alive in the wreckage pushing the number of injured to 1,011. Police chief Genaro Gutierrez Davila of Coahuila state reported. Some survivors underwent amputations in order to be freed. The train which derailed six Miles South of Saltillo ended up with cars piled on top of one another. Some victims died in the pileup others in the fire which broke out in four of the 24 cars. The Rescue teams worked through the night under a system of lights and reflectors while anxious families and friends of the victims waited at overcrowded hospitals for news of missing relates. Gutierrez Davila reported that As of Friday night Only 75 of the dead had been identified. Most of the dead were being buried in individual Graves and churches were saying masses for the victims. Some local families mourned As Many As five relatives. In some cases entire families perished. The 1,564 adult passengers and an unknown number of children on the train were returning from real de Catorce in Northern san Luis Potosi state where they had gone on an annual religious pilgrimage to Pray to St. Francis. Most of the passengers were believed to be from Saltillo a City of 165,000. Inside heading county prison farm. Page id cates1 car stolen. Page 2a of rocking chair. Page 2a 4a women a news. Section b sports. Section c television. Page 18b entertainment. Pages 17, 18, 19b obituaries. Page 3-d 3-22d

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