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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 20, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Isa High Point Enterprise wednesday october 20, 1976 Hunt Flaherty approaches Are similar by David r. Nelsen associated press writer Raleigh a the race for governor this year has been noted More for the similarities Between the two major party candidates than the differences. The apparent likeness Between Democrat Jim Hunt 39. And Republican David Flaherty. 47, Drew extensive Media comment after the two met in a debate broadcast by nearly every television station in the state. Public service experience is not an Issue since neither candidate has an extensive background in government. Hunt s Only Public office is his current term As lieutenant governor. Flaherty served two terms in the state Senate before being appointed to head the state department of human resources a Job he held 3hi years Flaherty however has portrayed himself As the businessman candidate for governor the one who has the ability to make government function better. He holds a bachelors degree from Boston University in real estate and insurance and has worked since College for the Broyhill furniture company rising to the upper echelons of management. Hunt earned a bachelors degree in agricultural education and a masters in agricultural economics at North Carolina state College and a Law degree from the University of North Carolina. He practice Law in Wilson before being elected lieutenant governor. Both candidates favor the proposed equal rights amendment to the . Constitution and both believe the death penalty would be an effective deterrent to some cases of first degree murder during the televised debate most areas of disagreement were based on political position with the sharpest disagreement being Over Public financing of campaigns Hunt said he favored expanding use of Public funds in elections so that candidates would not owe debts to special interests. Flaherty said however called such efforts a a very serious mistake Quot claiming that candidates could use Public funds and still go out and raise Money from special interests. Another area of disagreement has been the medicaid program with Flaherty defending his granting a contract to a private company to handle it while he was Secretary of human resources. The contract fell through during the summer. Hunt said it was a Well intentioned program but questioned whether a private firm could do a better Job with such a program. They also disagreed Over a Reading program for children in the first three grades. Hunt As a member of the state Board of education won adoption of his pet program that was used in a Pilot program last year with some Success. It beefs up the teaching staff and uses volunteers to concentrate on teaching Reading Flaherty complained that the Board adopted that program without giving other programs adequate consideration he said All teachers should take a course on teaching Reading and each school should have a Reading expert on hand both candidates have taken a no tax increase stand claiming the Public cannot and would not tolerate any increase in tax yes neither supports restructuring the state tax schedule so that higher income people would pay More tax and the poor less although Flaherty has called for a tax break for the elderly. Here Are the other issues and the candidates stands a criminal penalties Hunt says there should be fixed sentences so that a potential criminal would know How Long hell spend in jail if caught. Flaherty complains that Laws favor the criminals who commit crimes because they believe they will get off or no More than a Light sentence if caught. A prisons. Flaherty has called for innovative programs such As Maryland buying an old cruise ship for housing inmates he also said county jails can be used with the state reimbursing the local governments. Hunt says unused facilities around the state can be pressed into service to relieve the current overcrowding in prison but he supports building More prisons. Utilities Hunt says the utilities commission should take a bold leadership position and help find ways for the utilities to provide the services needed at the lowest possible rates he has promised to appoint consumer oriented com j missioners. Flaherty has emphasized the need to find new Energy sources. He has promised to appointed Quot fair minded commissioners and weakly defended the appointees of his former Boss gov Jim Holshouser saying he a not sure they have been As biased toward the utilities As some critics have charged. A land use planning. Flaherty said the 1974 coastal management act is a Good concept and questioned Only whether it provides enough Opportunity for local government to make land use decisions. Hunt also supported the act and said it should be extended to All counties if any Are to have such regulations a pay increases for teachers and state workers Hunt has said he supports using $100 million of anticipated Revenue increases to pay for a Cost of living increase with greater increases based on availability of funds Flaherty also gave a pay increase a High priority but Hasni to promised a specific figure. Summit is coming to Mitchells Mobil see next mondays Enterprise e own transportation Flaherty has promoted East West highways As necessary in the states Industrial development efforts. He said a Bond Issue should be floated if necessary Hunt said there Are three needs easing of Urban congestion expansion of the primary Highway system which would include East West routes and More spending on paving county roads. A source of funds for programs Hunt bases his spending proposals on an anticipated growth in the state budget next fiscal year of at least $147 million. His plans would spend All but $25 million of it. Flaherty has not provided specific amounts his programs would Cost but said pay increases and tax cuts for the elderly would be Likely uses for the extra Money. . Acacia Lodge no. 674 emergent communication entered apprentice degree thurs., oct. 21 7m . Calvin White master a . Mccrery Secretary 2 funny probably in t the word. But drug store yes. Now you won t find a lunch counter there. No cosmetics. You can t buy film for your camera. Or Patent medicines. In fact you can t even buy prescription drugs. That s because the Only drug sold there does t require a prescription. Not that the drug is not dangerous or addictive or subject to abuse like other drugs that do require prescriptions. Because it is. It s a Peculiar drug in other ways too. It s the Only drug which May be purchased Over the counter legally one gallon at a time. It s the Only drug which May be purchased legally five Gallons at a time if you have a Quot party it s the Only drug 18-year Olds May Purchase legally but 1 7-year-Olds May not. It s the Only drug 17-year-Olds cannot buy legally but still May use. A funny sort of drug. A funny sort of drug store. But not so funny either. At the City limits High pointers already have one highly accessible and convenient Quot drug is there need for More we Don t think so. Vote no on november 2. Vote no in Lull till a i 11 i / v 11 n till i 111 Ivi 1.111 i Hull mens boys girls jackets men s Nylon quilted ski or Cotton in All stores open sunday i to 6 Vayro shopping Confer monday a saturday to to 9 Eastgate shopping Confer food town shopping Confer monday saturday 9-9 prices Good through sat. While quantities last Al i i i i la i i i a. L v

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