High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Oct 31 1974, Page 8

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - October 31, 1974, High Point, North Carolina A High Point Enterprise thursday october 31, 1974 newspaper in foods endorses Cal to push Morgan Raleigh apr the Raleigh news and observer today endorsed democratic . Senate candidate Robert Morgan Quot because he has a lengthy record of serious Public service that indicates he would represent North Carolina More ably in the paper called Morgan a Quot Well informed and vigorous advocate of the common Man s interest when that interest is challenged by overbearing economic or governmental it praised morgans legislative record and said Quot he was an extraordinary breath of fresh air As attorney general particularly in the utilities Field and the marketplace. A the news and observer said Morgan s opponent. Lenoir furniture executive William Stevens Quot though a Man of evident integrity is Little known and is less predictable As a prospective people have failed for every reason a except Lack of advice. For tax repeal Cherryville no. Map a the president of the North Carolina Christian action league says the organization will push for repeal of the state s 3 per cent food tax in the 1975 general Assembly. Coy c. Privette told the Cherryville rotary club wednesday the Christian action league is proposing additional taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic beverages to replace the food tax which produces around $67 million annually. Privette said his group is proposing the tax on cigarettes be upped from two cents to six cents per pad., which would produce $44 million annually. Quot concerning Beer we Are proposing an additional five cents per 12 ounce can and this would produce $39 million and this additional income would help pay for some of the expense due to the current littering along our highways said. Privette he also called for the tax on liquor to be increased from 12 to 15 per cent which would bring in $5 7 million More per year. Privette said an additional to cents per gallon tax on wine would produce another $500,000 in Revenue Holshouser sends Nixon Best wishes Raleigh apr gov. Jim Holshouser has sent a Telegram to former president Richard Nixon wishing him a Quick and Complete recovery. Quot Pat and i join other North carolinians in wishing you a speedy recovery a the Telegram said. Quot our thoughts and prayers Are with you and your family during this time. We will be following your Progress toward a Complete recovery with Kannapolis linked to drug ring new York a dist. Atty. Eugene Gold of Brooklyn says Kannapolis n.c., a textile City 20 Miles North of Charlotte was the Hub in a $100 million a year heroin and cocaine operation in the new York metropolitan area. He identified the Kingpin and wholesaler As Andrew Warren Fesperman of Kannapolis. The narcotics were said to have been brought by motor vehicle from Mexico to North Carolina then shipped to the metropolitan area for Street sales Gold did not say where the dope originally came from. The prosecutor announced wednesday the arrest of Fesperman and 12 distributors. All but Fesperman Are from Brooklyn. Because the ring s tentacles extended into the South a 16-month investigation was Given the code name Quot operation Mason Dixon a Gold said. The investigation was by his staff and Federal narcotics agents he added. The Roundup Cost the Public $40,000, which was spent by investigators to make buys from the defendants Gold said. Quot we believe this is going to have a substantial Impact on the distribution of heroin in the City Quot he declared. Gold said it was rare to uncover a major wholesaler in such an investigation the defendants Range in age from 22 to 38. Two Are women. Nine of the accused distributors were indicted on state charges of Possession and Sale of narcotics. Under the state s Tough new dope Laws they face maximum life terms if convicted the remaining three defendants were arrested in the course of the Roundup of the indicted group they have been charged with Possession and Sale while awaiting grand jury action. Read the Enterprise classifieds Friday saturday specials one group be amp Sunbeam steam amp dry Irons values to s17.95 it Price Admiral full size Micro wave oven Reg. S400 329.95 Sunbeam hand mixer $11&Quot Gorelco to cup Coffee maker brews Coffee without boiling a so theres no sediment no bitter taste. Brings cold water up to right temperature in minutes extracts Coffee flavor. Leaves oils and sediment behind. Brews 1 to 10 cups. Carafe. 27.88 Ben Pearson Complete Archery sets 5, 8�?� a 15&Quot Daisy Model 95 by gun .12&Quot giant Carton by. .99 4 place wooden gun rack with Locking drawer .15&Quot Lenox Ware boxed tumblers set of Reg. 6.44lowdersupply company High Point Thomasville Road tio it a no matter what you May have heard a a a Varco is Here to stay Varco Pruden has been prompted to make a statement about its Plant in Kernersville because of a recent newscast that we feel May have unintentionally misstated certain facts. The Varco Pruden management team believes that it is very important for its employees customers suppliers friends and associates to understand that the management of Varc Pruden denies that it is considering closing its Plant in Kernersville. Varco Pruden in Kernersville is very much alive and intends to remain so. To show you who we Are How we think and what we Are doing consider just the following facts about this company a Varco Pruden came to Kernersville in 1967 because we wanted to be there. We spent our own Money to build the Plant and did not use Public funds. A Varco prudent a annual payroll in Kernersville is now $2,610,000 and we plan to continue to employ people and have substantial payrolls in this area in the future. A Varco Pruden has Complete Confidence in the management team in charge of the Kernersville operation. The general manager is a Long term employee of the company who has proven himself Many times in his 15-year tenure. The general manager s stat is a team of Well qualified seasoned professionals. A Varco Pruden believes in supporting the local Community. For example we made a gift of s16, Kkt to the local Myca. We re proud of this local participation and intend to be a part of the Community in the future. A we have spent $551,000 in just the past year for capital expansion of the Plant in Kernersville and have programs to spend More Money in the future to make the Plant bigger and better. A Varco Pruden is the third largest Metal building manufacturer in this country and has been one of the most successful in growth and profits. Varco Pruden is part of an organization that has la facilities in the United states 19 plants in Canada and operations spread throughout the world. This organization reported on october 24, in the Wall Street journal sales for nine months of $240 million versus sales of $173 million for the same period of 1973 a an example of continued growth and commitment. We think you will agree that these facts show that Varco Pruden is in business to stay. In any event we can Tell you that we have no intention of closing the Kernersville Plant. Yes. It is True that we have had problems like every other business and like any business will probably have them in the future. All of us Are familiar with the current downturn in the Economy which has affected Varco Pruden like it has Many other companies in this area and throughout the nation but we Are confident of our future and the future of the Metal building Industry. To our customers our employees our suppliers and our friends we pledge a continued Effort to be a Good corporate citizen a reputable company Good supplier and a stable employer. Pc. B. Rouse president Varco Pruden Metal building systems Varco Pruden division of Anica inti in Atton Al corp. Clark Tower Bui i Ding Memphis. Tenn. 38137, i 767-5910 plants in Arkansas California. Massachusetts North Carolina and Wisconsin

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