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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1976, High Point, North Carolina10a High Point Enterprise wednesday october 20, 1976 Inchild to doth Ford to create parents face traffic Jam murder charge by Eric Newhouse associated press writer Cleveland Tenn. A four year old Melisha Gibson was forced to walk around her House for a full Day by her Stepfather who said he beat her repeatedly with a stick and put her to bed naked and wet on a cold night before she died according to a police report. The report was entered As evidence during a preliminary hearing for Ronald Maddux 31, and his wife Wanda 36, tuesday. Both Are charged with first degree murder. Maddux and his wife were bound to the Bradley county grand jury during the hear ing before general sessions judge Edward Brown who ordered police to keep them in custody without a Chance for release under Bond. Both entered pleas of inno cent to the police charges through court appointed attorneys. Maddux sat impassively at the defense table throughout the three hour hearing while his wife cried at times during the proceeding. Neither took the witness stand. Officials say they expect the grand jury to consider the Case this week and return an indictment quickly. A crowd of 300 spectators that jammed into the courtroom cheered As Brown ordered the couple returned to jail at an undisclosed location. Police fearing for the couple s safety because of angry townspeople moved the couple from the county jail shortly after they were charged thursday. The couple served a six month jail term for abusing Melisha in 1973 when she was 11 months old. The state human services dept., with juvenile court approval returned Melisha to their care in May. I was drinking whiskey. I made her keep walking Back and Forth All Day to try to tire her out so she would sleep that night. I kept giving her the hot sauce a Tablespoon at a time. She asked me for a drink of i got a Glass of water and told her if she would take the hot sauce i would give her a drink. She swallowed the hot sauce and i drank the Glass of the police report allegedly quoted Maddux As saying. The report was not signed by Maddux. After supper i made her Start walking again. As she went by me while she was walking i would hit her in the Back with a stick. She was crying As she Maddux was allegedly quoted As saying in the report. Officials say the girl s body was covered from head to toe with cuts and bruises. According to the report Maddux sent the child to bed but later found she had wet the bed. He said he forced her to take a Shower. I gave her a Towel and told her to dry off. I sent her Back to bed the statement read allegedly quoting Maddux again. Sgt. Robert Lawson of the Bradley county sheriff s of fice was one of the first officers on the scene after the couple reported their daughter had died during the night. I saw a Young female on a he told the court. She was completely naked and lying on her Back. The child was wet her hair was wet and the mattress she was lying on was wet. And the night before was cold i know the judge rejected motions to suppress the police state ment allegedly quoting mad Dux. Joe Bagwell attorney for mrs. Maddux asked the court to dismiss the murder charge against her. Dist. Atty. Richard Fisher objected saying this is a 4year-old who weighed 60 pounds found one cold morn ing sopping wet. She was covered with cuts and in the police report mad Dux allegedly claimed he received brain damage from an alleged beating by City police 11 years ago when he said he was charged with Public drunkenness and resisting arrest. I believe the leaders in the Back of my head were the report quoted him As saying. My brain was losing so much blood that the doctors could t per form surgery so a portion of my brain was Frozen to Stop the Raleigh giant traffic Jam is expected to be touched off by president Ford s visit to the North Carolina state fair Satur Day. More than persons Are expected in the Fairgrounds Vicinity when the president arrives sometime before noon. Fair officials said tuesday they Are expecting a crowd of More than at nearby Carter stadium a crowd in excess of is expected for the North Carolina state Clemson football game. Plans for the president s visit were announced tues Day by the North Carolina president Ford committee. The president will arrive at the Raleigh Durham Airport around 11 ., following the third and final presidential debate thursday night at Williamsburg a. President Ford will go directly to the Fairgrounds where he will speak in the Dorton Arena. Following his speech the president is expected to tour some exhibits and possibly the Midway according to Jerry Blackwelder press aide for the committee. Plans Call for him to leave the fair about 1 . He will go by plane to Columbia . The committee issued a statement saying the visit by the president is especially Good timing in View of the fact that governor Carter is also campaigning in North Carolina this week. The voters have a Clear Choice in this and personal visits by the candidates to explain their stands on major issues should help them decide that president Ford is the Man to Lead this country for the next four is obvious that the Campaign is going very Well in this the committee stated. The polls show that the president has closed the Gap completely. His visit will be a great boost to help us Over the this will be the president s second visit to North Carolina this year. Revival oct. 19-24 . . Sun. 11 a. M. 6 . Archdale Church of the Nazarene 114 Julian ave., Archdale speaker Rev. Darrel Kroeze pastor of Burlington West Church special singing by. The Church choir it. Olive Wesleyan Trio Charles Baker Pilot View Baptist choir the tributes the Public is invited to attend. Read the Enterprise classified ads liver lovers unite All this week liver lovers can unite a Holly farms for tasty deep Fried livers hot Holly taters Cole Slaw and a Roll if i that sounds tempting drop by Holly farms and i liver lovers Delight a Deal for Only. 1 firms Chicon this pedal effective through sunday october 24. 1976 1916 e. Green or. 885-2796 1200 Greensboro re. 885-2235 sanctions against s. Africa vetoed by Serge Schmemann associated press writer United nations n y. A african diplomats say the triple Western veto of sanctions against South Africa places a new responsibility on the United states Britain and France to bring about the Independence of South West Africa. The Burden on these countries is much More serious now that once again they have protected South Africa in the Security coun said ambassador Salim a. Salim of Tanzania a Leader of the Black africans . Battle against White Rule in South Africa. The three permanent Western members of the Security Council on tuesday vetoed a Resolution calling for a ban on arms sales to South Africa for its failure to relinquish control of South West Africa or Namibia As it is known in the United nations. . Ambassador William w. Scranton and British Delegate James Murray said they opposed sanctions because sensitive consultations were under Way with the South african government on the future of the territory and an embargo might disrupt these. The French representative Jacques Lecompt said he knew nothing of these negotiations but he argued that because he and other members of the Council Are not fully informed on the negotiations this should vent the Council from taking action against South Africa. The Resolution got 10 affirmative votes or two thirds of the Council membership from Sweden the soviet Union China and the seven sponsors Benin Libya Tan Guyana Panama Romania and Pakistan. Japan and Italy abstained. It was the third triple veto by the Western Powers in support of South Africa and the second against sanctions. The african Resolution charged that South Africa had failed to meet the coun cil s demand that it agree to a . Referendum in South West Africa by aug. 30 to determine the future of the territory. But at the heart of the debate was the question whether Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger had prevailed on South african prime minister John Vorster during his recent african shuttle to negotiate with the South West african people s organization the United nations recognizes Swap As the legitimate representative of the people in the territory but Vorster s government refuses to Deal with it and has been working out an Independence agree ment with tribal chiefs and other Black leaders. After his return from Southern Africa Kissinger told the general Assembly that Progress has been made toward achieving . Goals in Southwest Africa. The Council debate had begun on aug. 31, and the africans marked time say ing they were waiting for tangible evidence of the Progress Kissinger claimed. Last Friday they said they had seen no such evidence and would wait no longer. Sears what a value a is. Sis off of so Jefe for of Assai 5h 4f i " j so Mimi Al Rel innerspring or polymeric foam our Best Selling mattress construction in 615 Coil innerspring or thick polymeric foam. 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