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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 29, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Consumer affairs adviser High Point Enterprise tuesday october 2f, 1174 9a _ _ parents see _. A a. A. Separated busing in Charlotte mrs. Woo quits claims twins is failure says Booe Philadelphia apr t # political pressure used Raleigh apr atty. Gen. James Carsons consumer affairs advisor Lillian woo resigned her position in a Huff monday afternoon charging Carsons department with succumbing to political pressure. Within hours though. Arson and his staff bounced Back with rebuttals to mrs. Woo s charges and left the question hanging of whether mrs. Woo was politically motivated in her action Carson a Republican appointed attorney general two months ago by gov. Jim hoi shouter. Named mrs. Woo his consumer affairs advisor a couple of weeks after taking office. Now. Carson is running for the the unexpired term of Robert Morgan who stepped Down to run for the us. Senate. Carson s democratic opponent is Rufus Edmisten. In the news conference to announce her resignation. Mii. Woo said she had been deceived a and said she was a politically naive and an she also said she was treated with a contempt and indifference in the Justice department. She said her resignation Wasny to an endorsement of Edmisten. That she Only wanted to Uke the consumer movement out of the a a political Arena a mrs. Woo said she talked w Ith the governor and Carson by Telephone about two hours before her news conference. She said Carson asked her to stay on the Job and promised her a free hand but she said the Freedom would have been after the election. In his statement. Carson expressed a a regret at mrs. Woo s decision and said she had been he also promised to replace her when he finds a the right person for the Job. Carson also said the a timing and Content of her statement must raise the unanswered question of what political purposes her decision his statement also said. Quot i think it important to note that some people work better for change within the system some people work Best from without the mrs. Woo said in her news conference she intends to continue working in the consumer movement and has no plans to take another governmental appointment if offered in the late afternoon news conference to rebut mrs. Woods charges Carson s statement and a a fact Sheet prepared by staff members were Given newsmen. Several assistant attorneys general attended the news conference to answer questions about the rebuttals. Here Are mrs. Woo s charges with answers from the attorney general a staff mrs. Woo said her Job description a was drastically changed from what or. Carson and i agreed upon a that her a jurisdiction and responsibilities Over consumer affairs were sharply she also said a inexperienced political aides a of Carson were a restructuring the consumer Protection division of the Justice Gary Pendleton who handles personnel matters. Said mrs. Woo was allowed to rewrite her Job description after she found she did t like the existing one. He gave out photocopies of the original Job description and the one he said mrs. Woo wrote. He also said there Are no plans to restructure the division. A mrs. Woo said she was overruled on a recommendation that the a attorney general make a prompt forthright Public statement that he would Appeal both the Duke Power rate and fuel adjustment decisions of the state utilities commission i. Beverly Lake jr., who Heads that division of the department said there was a no basis in the charge. He said it was still under study and he planned to recommend an Appeal. The Appeal deadline is nov. To he said a mrs. Woo said she wanted to hire a a qualified Law student As an intern a but was refused partly because a Carson aide said he a did t know the applicant s political affiliation that he might even be a member of the Young i democratic Robert Hunter jr., a Carson appointee said the intern Wasny to hired Only because the department did t have the funds. He said party affiliation is never considered in hiring. He also said a Black woman intern who is a Democrat from North Carolina Central University was hired on mrs. Woo s recommendation. A mrs. Woo said her efforts to have a prompt action on coming up with legislative proposals for Laws pertaining to utilities were thwarted until after the election. She said she was told to a wait a few Lake said he was hospitalized when mrs. Woo wanted to discuss the program and asked her to Home builders report full blown depression Durham no. Map Home builders from the Durham area have told government officials the Industry is in a a full fledged five Hundred Industry representatives from Durham. Orange Wake and Randolph counties exchanged views with officeholders candidates and state and Federal officials builders called for a educational to Little Rock. Ark. Apr the Arkansas legislature agreed in 1974 to fund construction of four television transmitter towers to bring educational television for the first time to All Corners of the state. Minimum of $10 billion to be put into the housing Market at below 9 per cent interest so people can afford to buy Homes. They also called for removal of government restrictions on the age and Price of Homes that can be financed with the assistance Money. And they asked that incomes tax credit be Given on interest on accounts in savings and loan institutions to encourage such accounts. Wait. A mrs. Woo said the attorney general delayed a decision on whether the milk commission of which she is a member can allow stores to sell milk below Cost if the practice in t being used to stifle Competition. She said it was delayed because the Issue was too controversial. Jean Benov of the antitrust division said the staff split 2-2 on the question and he suggested Carson not deliver an opinion until the staff has More time to deliberate the Issue. He also said the request for the opinion was not Given to the attorney general a office until the Day before the milk commissions last meeting. A mrs woo accused the department of putting off an investigation of the state s Hanking Industry until after the election. She said she had recommended the investigation Hunter said the department has a number of investigations in the works and there Aren t enough personnel to have another probe now. He also said he did t know of any recommendation for such an investigation and said the Federal government is involved in banking matters anyway. Mrs. Woo told newsmen she was a deeply disappointed that this administration is not More interested in a vigorous voice on behalf of North Carolina s five million Ste said she had been expressing her a discontent and frustration a for about four weeks those at the later news conference said they did t know mrs woo was unhappy and said they did t know she was planning to resign. Mrs woo is a registered Democrat. Ste told newsmen that she planned to keep her party affiliation and had been asked Only once by a representative of the governor to change but she refused she refused to say who she planned for vote for in next weeks election. Philadelphia a Carla Rodriguez squirmed in the Lap of her father and to Salvadore Rodriguez a it was a deeply emotional moment Quot a ifs a Miracle a said Rodriguez As his wife held Altagracia Carla s sister. The 15-month-old siamese twins from the dominican Republic were separated in a recent operation and Rodriguez saw them last weekend for the first time since the surgery. A i really was t prepared for it a Rodriguez said monday through an interpreter As he held Little Carla a i knew what to expect of course but not until i saw the babies each in her own crib did it really hit me. I got Down on my Knees and said thank you. Lord a his wife Farida 32, nodded. A we thank god we thank the doctors and All the Otter people who have done All these wonderful things a mrs. Rodriguez said. Rodriguez 38. Had never teen More than a few Miles from his native Village of la Alyamma where he operates a Small grocery until he came to Philadelphia. Until six weeks ago Carla and Altagracia were joined at the lower trunk and Pelvis. They were separated in a rare 6�?Ti hour operation at children a Hospital Here Democrat i a a a a m l _ v Roy Alexander a a it for District attorney a pre Holiday gift for you with installation of our aluminium siding on your Home your Choice table Model color to or up to 30000 gift certificate from j c. Penney s save up to 40% on heat Bills insulates adds Beauty a increases value no Down payment collect 378-9877 free estimates \ to / i a inc. The homeboys \ Trico Home improves inc. Box 9381, Plaza station 1306 Wendover av., r Greensboro , 27408 e a Quot a a a in Quot warmly human and Mott High Point families would Ogree that the strongest recommendation for any firm comes from its clients. In this area Independent surveys of families we have served report that All these families would Call us again and recommend us to other families. With this recommendation family comments include references to Friendly and courteous service Beautiful facilities experience of Harold c. Davis and helpfulness of the staff. Please remembers jew Harold c. Davis Harold c. Davis is funeral Home North main at Farriss Avenue Call 883-5049 a select member of Ppd Charlotte no. Apr Charlotte Mecklenburg school Board member William Booe says last week s visit by four Boston students was a a propaganda Effort by those who favor busing to achieve school desegregation. A your picture is not As Rosy As our Liberal do goobers and printed news Media have attempted to paint for he said in a letter to John Kerrigan chairman of the Boston school committee. A this social experimentation has adversely affected education in Charlotte Mecklenburg. Simply stated it has failed he said. Kerrigan headed a move last week by the Boston school committee to recall the visiting students after racial fighting flared up at Charlotte s olympic High school. Kerrigan said the visitors could learn nothing constructive about busing and desegregation from Charlotte. The students spent about three Days visiting West Charlotte High school before they returned to Boston. In his letter. Booe told Kerrigan that Charlotte schools Are still the scenes of disorders assaults on teachers and children and that the system has lost 20,-000 students from what enrolment was expected to be this year. School officials have said More and More White students Are attending private and parochial schools. For watch repair and jewelry j. W. Leonard jewellers located in Tho Bow Stafford bldg. Jamestown no phone 454-1401 after the summer. Formal loaned ii Rovil Alliod. Vote Carl 0. Moore Democrat for sheriff Tow a pwt App Murttis Over j5 a a of a at fair Banat and impartial Law Jan Formaman a in Randolph county r hid tot toy tto a foot to to. It a a a a Carl Moor com Potor Salter Cli Ancess Launo mss you certainly can a. A control your water weight problem use Elim Excel Woter in the body con be uncomfortable. Elim will help you lout excels water weight. We of Marin drug stores recommend it. Only $2.00 Mann drug stores experienced r e e l e c t r e e l e c t Joseph p. Shore clerk of Superior court Guilford county dedicated efficient Democrat Soki for by to a a act Joa Shore flow 4 tat 4 Good government is your Choice As a candidate for sheriff in the november 5th election i would like to outline my stands on important issues. Seventy five per cent of our population in Guilford county live in Greensboro or High Point. They pay seventy five per cent 75% of the Cost of the sheriff s department yet they get no Protection from the sheriff s department. Since 1966 the budget for the sheriff s department has increased from h million to Over 2 million dollars. I will work to save these citizens Money. This year the Federal government allocated 5272,000 for Law enforcement agencies in this area. Yet our present sheriff did not file for one cent of this Money. To continuously complains that the county commissioners will not give him sufficient monies to operate effectively then he fails to take advantage of these allocations. Our sheriff s budget is Over 2 million dollars yet our county is patrolled by Only 7 criminal patrol cars per shift. In some cases they have taken up to four 4 hours to respond to a Call. I will eliminate this inefficiency. The number of patrol cars can be doubled at no additional Cost to the tax payer simply by utilizing More fully Tho men and equipment the sheriff now has. It is time to take politics out of the sheriff s department and make it a professional Law enforcement Agency. Vote Frank Powers sheriff paid tor by Hank Powers for Sheri Al com Mitten ii0�4 t

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