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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 20, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Visit the Freedom t open at Guilford Battleground to to p rnai i today weather partial Clearing More data on Page 3a 92nd Vear no. 294 the High Point Enterprise Cau us circulation 882-1719 classified ads 885-2177 other depts. 885-2161 High Point n. C., wednesday afternoon october 20, 1976 72 pages daily 15c. Sunday lie in Mississippi ridership smashes ferry 4 dead 50 missing Luling la. Of a a norwegian Tanker crashed broadside into a fully loaded Mississippi River ferry today capsizing the River boat and throwing Many passengers and cars into the Swift moving River. Fifty persons were reported missing and officials said they did not expect to find More survivors. Four bodies were recovered and 15 survivors were brought to a Luling Hospital. Sheriff John St. Amant said he did no to think additional survivors will be found. A witness on a Rescue vessel said the 664-foot Tanker Frosta a Iran completely Over the ferry. Pushed it upriver flipped it Over and it started another witness said persons trapped in sinking vehicles screamed and shouted for help As their cars Sank. The ferry George Prince Sank within 15 minutes and Lay with Only a portion of the Hull sticking out of the Muddy Waters. At least 20 survivors were pulled from the Swift running River by a sister ferry boat and taken to St. Charles general Hospital. Several rising beef prices seen this Winter by Jim Luther associated press writer Washington a consumer beef prices on the decline for five months Are expected to climb this Winter because of a reduction in the cattle Supply but agriculture dept experts say they foresee no Sharp Price increases before next Spring they declined to predict How High above today a $l35-a-Pound average future retail prices will Rise. The number of cattle being led for Slaughter this fall and Winter is 6 per cent below the level this time a year ago As Farmers and feedlot operators seek to eliminate the surplus that has been blamed in part for Low beef prices. The forecast on beef prices was one of several economic reports issued by the Federal government tuesday. Among the others a the number of housing units started in september for answers to questions or help with a problem Call or write action line in care of the Enterprise. Every request is considered but please understand that the volume makes it impossible to answer or even acknowledge every one. Note from a shut in i would like to thank the people at Rose s department store at the High Point mall for All the help they be Given me with the doll i dress in Bicentennial costumes and which they sell at no profit to themselves. They have been so Nice i would like to let everybody know. Mrs. Edna Ruth Hussey Thomasville. Voter registration q. If a person was registered to vote ten years ago should they Register again to vote in the november election anon. A if you Haven t moved to a new address since then and have been voting fairly regularly you done to need to Register again a person must be a resident of the precinct at least 30 Days prior to an election names of those who Haven t voted at All in four years Are purged from the books. You can Call the elections Board office if you have any questions or doubts Oak hollow rules Ltd. We were at Oak hollow and they need to Post some rules and regulations about their skiing because i understand they be got a right heavy Fine Tor people who ski out from the boat ramps out there. One of the local citizens told me he had a ticket that Cost him $150. I went in to pay my fee to put my boat in the water and i was going to ski and i asked the attendant were there any kind of special rules for skiers and he said no the Only Rule is to be out of the Lake at 8 of clock. I wonder if some signs could be put up out there since i understand there is a Law in North Carolina that you can t ski out from a bout ramp. A citizen did show me a ticket that was written out there the other Day just for that. c. A the ticket is a mystery As the Marina supervisor did no to believe any ticket has been written since the Lake was opened to the Public. There May have been some state wildlife violations for which tickets were Given by the Warden in a few cases very few at that people have been banned from the Lake for a period usually because they had been drinking and were a Hazard or abusive to others in every Case they talk it out with the offenders so there Are no hard feelings and they feel the cooperation and conduct of the citizens has been excellent. A copy of the few Lake rules is usually Given to newcomers. An observer besides the Driver in a boat towing a skier is one a 35 mph Speed limit is another signs elsewhere indicate other rules. The a no Wake area around the docks should keep skiers from trying to take off from that Point certain areas Are posted for fishing Only. Was the highest in 2g years this should Cut heavy unemployment in the construction Industry and could signal better times ahead for one of the weakest spots in the Economy. A mortgage rates for buyers of new Homes increased for the third straight month to an average of 9 25 per cent the average Purchase Price of a new Home Rose $900 to $50,000 Hor a used Home the average was up $500, to $43,300 a the growth of the Gross National product during the last three months was below the rate that economists generally agree is necessary to make a significant Dent in unemployment the annual rate was 4 per cent measured by the Gnu was at an annual rate of 4 4 per cent last Quarter Down from the 5 2 per cent of the previous three months. Transportation Secretary William t. Colemanjr. Said the Ford administration will revise its own plan strongly opposed by the trucking Industry that is aimed at cutting consumer prices by increasing Competition in the Industry. The Ford administration conceded its disappointment at the relatively Small increase in Gnu in the september Quarter but forecast better times during the current Quarter Gnu is the broadest Guage of economic Well being. A there Are not enough negative signs to suggest that there is an end to the economic recovery in sight a a John w Kendrick. Chief economist for the Commerce department told reporters. Jimmy Carter the democratic presidential nominee said the new Gnu figure is evidence the Economy is still going downhill Quot How much further will the Economy have to slide before this administration recognizes that the Economy is in trouble a Carter said in a statement. Suit won against Boycott port Gibson miss apr for 12 White merchants who won a $1.2-million judgment against a Black Boycott the future holds dreams of Prosperity but the present is a time of More economic hardship the merchants Hope the courts eventually will Force the National Assn for the advancement of coloured people a act to pay the judgment. But. Meanwhile Blacks have clamped another Boycott on port Gibson s Small but normally Busy main Street in retaliation for the Legal fight. W p. Gordon mayor of this town of 3,000 persons says he doubts the merchants will Ever see a dime of the judgment. . District court judge Orma Smith is expected to Rule thursday on one facet of the Legal fight a whether the a act must put up $1.56-million Bond in order to file an Appeal to the state supreme court under state Law a loser who wants to Block collection while carrying on the Legal fight must Post Bond to cover judgment and costs. Actually there Are 129 other losers in the Case but Only the a act could possibly raise that kind of Money. A i think if they could get together out of court and raise enough Money to just pay off the lawyers that would be the Best thing that could happen a Gordon said the merchants were awarded $12 million in damages allegedly suffered by an illegal secondary Boycott in 1967, staged by the a act and area Blacks to focus attention on their demands for jobs and changes in local government the merchants described the a a suit on 2a what s inside amusements.4-5d classified ads9-131 comic she crossword.51 editorials4a financial2a obituaries 12a, 61 sport Sec. television .21 women s news Sec. B weather.3a were reported seriously injured. A there were 70 to 80 people on the George Prince because there were lots of foot passengers a said Jerry Mayo a worker on the Rescue ferry Ollie k. Wilds that had just completed a run Between Destrehan and Luling about 20 Miles upriver from new Orleans. Officials said there was no precise count of the number of persons aboard. A we saw the ship moving up the River and the ship Blower its whistle for the ferry four or five times but the ferry just kept wilds said. A the ship hit it pushed it up River flipped it Over and it started sinking. The ship kept going the 22.850-ton Tanker Frosta anchored in the River about two Miles above the scene she was in ballast headed upriver to a Baton Rouge refinery. Small boats were called out at Points downstream to take station on the Broad River and watch in Case survivors were swept Down by the current clinging to debris or life jackets. Carter greeted by sen. Robert Morgan former governor Bob Scott i photo by Sonny Hedgecock Carter receives Folksy reception in Winston by Carol Wilson Utley Enterprise staff writer Winston Salem a Between the Bright City lights and Slick politicians of Miami and new York City Jimmy Carter had a Brief Stopover tuesday with some Down Home democrats North Carolina style the democratic presidential nominee did t get to hear Secretary of state Thad Eure a evangelical style speech a i have heard All my lifetime hold your hats boys the South will Rise i came to Tell you the resurrection Day is nov. 2,�?� the 76-year-old Man boomed As the crowd roared Carter did t get to see the multitude react gleefully to a Surprise appearance by Richard in reality East Bend lawyer Wade Hobson in a Nixon mask. Nor was Carter around for Quot a Jimmy Carter Ballad a composed just for him a the will make your heart turn warm when he talks of tax Reform a crooned the Singer to guitar accompaniment. A ooh his heart is filled with lust mainly for the Good and just a it went on. Extolling Carter s Virtues to the crowd of 5,000 already hungry for the candidate to appear when Carter did appear surrounded by National television cameras that hid him from the crowd and delayed his ovation until he reached the stage he was treated to agriculture commissioner Jim Graham s Quot democratic Sikkim s sex King takes overdose new Delhi India apr the former King of Sikkim 53year-old Balden Tho Dup Namgyal. Was reported unconscious and in very critical condition today after an overdose of sleeping pills. A file is responding to treatment but he is very critically ill and not out of danger Quot said Princess by uveness human the Legal adviser to the sex Monarch of the tiny Himalayan kingdom. An Indian military plane flew Namgyal tuesday from Gangtok the capital of Sikkim to a Hospital in Calcutta. Sources at the Hospital said his condition had stabilized Namgyal s american wife the former Hope Cooke of new York and their two children have been living in the United states since an uprising against her husbands Rule in 1973 reporters in America could not locate her to find out if she would go to her husband s Side. But sources close to the former ruler said a longtime family physician or William Foley of the Cornell University medical school was expected to arrive in Calcutta in a Day or two Namgyal dethroned 18 months ago when his subjects voted overwhelmingly to abolish the 300-year-old monarchy and merge with India was found unconscious in his Palace in Gangtok tuesday. He has been living there under armed guard since the 1973 uprising. Tho Dup Namgyal Victory Call. A loud and awkward imitation of a Donkey then followed a Parade of democratic faithful to the platform. State party executive director Betty Mccain opened saying the democratic party is assured of and following her was rep Steve Neal the fellow a Arter had come to Campaign Tor Carter. Neal said. Knows the problems of the working people a and a will return the government to the people a by this time the spectators already on their feet for two hours were getting More than a Little restless. Still to come before Carter however was sen Robert Morgan. Who got a lukewarm reception and it. Gov. Jim Hunt who was greeted warmly possibly because he was to introduce Carter. A Carter does t need to come Hunt said a but sometimes he likes to come Back and visit with people who Are already his friends Hunt then asked Carter How Many times North Carolina would have to prove How much we like you will you be satisfied if we show you one More time on nov 2?�?� by the tune Carter stepped up to the podium the tendons of the two hour wait were released in a tumultuous ovation homemade signs some distributed by local organizers contributed to the convention Celebration atmosphere Carter s speech left no one disappointed As he sounded the familiar themes of his Campaign placing special emphasis on Neal a Success As a first term congressman and on the Nixon ties of his opponent Wilmer Mizell. I was last Here two years Carter said. Quot at that time. The sixth District had a congressman who had voted against what was Good Tor the Farmers of this country. He voted against Rural electrification he voted against emergency Loans Tor Carter then pointed to Neal a successes including his appointment As subcommittee chairman and his Aid in sponsoring Zero based budgeting legislation the former Georgia governor who told the crowd it was Quot time we have a president who does no to have an also talked about tax Reform unemployment and balancing the budget he listed getting americans Back to work As a top priority saying nothing else could be accomplished until this was done following the speech inside Benton convention Center a a Carter on 2a

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