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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1976, High Point, North Carolina6a High Point Enterprise wednesday september 1, 197g agriculture commissioner says drought has Hurt most crops Raleigh a drought this summer has Hurt most crops in North Carolina agriculture com missioner Jim Graham said monday. We need rain now but in certain areas it could bother Graham said in a statement. Income Wise tobacco might bring More per Pound due to a Shorter crop because North Carolina is the Leader in Graham said. He said drought conditions have affected most of the state except the Southeast Section where their has been surplus moisture. Some 80 per cent of the tobacco crop has been harvested. The crop is reported As 5 per cent in poor condition 60 per cent fair and 35 per cent in Good condition Graham said. The forecast Tor flue cured was 859 million pounds As of aug. 1. This was Down 3 per cent from the july 1 forecast and 8 per cent below last year s production. Graham said Corn prospects dropped slightly and the condition is now 20 per cent poor. 40 per cent fair and Only 5 per cent excellent. Soybeans were reported As 15 per cent poor 50 per cent fair and 35 per cent Good. Peanuts were unchanged with 35 per cent reported fair and 65 per cent Good. Prison official resigns Charlotte a Morris Alexander Kea 38, former acting superintendent of the state women s prison resigned from the prison system tuesday after he was arrested and charged with Possession and Sale of heroin. Kea had been a program director with the state department of corrections at the area office in nearby Huntersville. He was indicted last Friday by a Federal grand jury in Asheville. The indictment alleged he sold heroin in Charlotte on june 16 and 23 and july 9 this year. An affidavit filed in Federal court to Odis a. Rousseau an agent of the Federal drug enforcement administration said that Rousseau had bought heroin from Kea on those dates. Kea and a woman indicted in the Case Are to be arraigned next tuesday. Their trial has been scheduled for the october term of Federal court. Atty. Gen. Rufus Edmisten said the arrest at Kea s Home in Charlotte Charlotte Home came after several months of investigation by the state Bureau of investigation Charlotte police the Federal drug enforcement administration and the corrections Kea was acting superintendent of the correctional Center for women in Raleigh when a riot occurred there in june 1975. Prisons director Ralph Edwards said there were allegations that Kea was dealing in drugs at that time. The allegations were turned Over to the state Bureau of he said. Following investigation of the riot. Edwards said Kea was demoted to the ?15.468-a year Job As prison director. He came with the depart ment in february 1973, As Deputy director of prisons at a salary of Kea was released on 000 unsecured Bond following a hearing on the heroin charge. If convicted he faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison on each count. Edmirle said. Arrested with Kea was Teresa Elaine Jackson of Charlotte a former employee at the Huntersville prison unit who officials said was fired in january 1975 for unauthorised absences. She was also released on unsecured Bond. No trouble i reported in marriage Nashville Tenn. A the husband of country music Singer tar my w y n e 11 o and several associates tuesday denied reports thai her two month old marriage is on the rocks. Michael Tomlim a real estate executive and miss fourth husband had earlier refused comment on the reports. But after a Nashville television station broadcast word of the reports tuesday. Tomlin called the station and denied the Story. The Only trouble i m hav ing is with the news Tomlin said. Miss Wynette los Angeles and was not immediately available for com ment. But her personal Secretary Dottie Runyon. Said she had heard nothing about any she said the Singer had seemed relaxed As she boarded a plane for los Angeles monday. A Nashville trustee. Glenn Ferguson had said the couple came Back on separate planes earlier this week from Florida where miss Wyntle had been recuperating from Gall bladder surgery last month. Bishops to Carter on abortion Plains. A. A Jimmy Carter once again has found himself under pressure to clarify his position on abortion As a result of Dis pleasure expressed by Catholic Bishops after a meeting with the nominee. Questions from reporters about the emotion charged Issue dogged Carter All Day tuesday in Washington and new York the last stops on a today Campaign swing. The democratic presiden tial candidate planned to spend today quietly in Plains resting up and preparing for the official Kickoff of his Campaign in warm Springs ga., on monday. Tuesday s Flap started after Carter met with members of the National conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington to explain his thoughts on Abor Tion. Although the former Georgia governor is personally opposed to abortion he has said he is against a constitutional amendment to ban abortions. The Bishops have called for such an amendment and at tacked Carter s opposition to it. As Well As the opposition expressed in the democratic party platform. Neither Carter nor the Bishops changed their mind As a result of the meeting which the candidate had re Quested. Bishop Joseph Bernardin. Head of the conference told reporters afterwards that we continue to be disappointed with the governor s Carter s personal opposition is not enough the Catholic Leader said because we re dealing Here with human rights of other individuals and those rights must be protected by to the Bishop Carter indicated he would not oppose an Effort to obtain a constr to t Iona 1 arriving in new York Carter told newsmen As he has stated before that he did t favor the language of the democratic platform Plank on abortions which he said insinuates that religious groups and private citizens Don t have the right to seek an amendment. I would never try to Block such a Constitution he said. Asked later whether the. Statement was not inconsistent with his stated opposition to an amendment. Carter replied i be never said i would actively oppose every possible constitutional amendment that was proposed on the subject of abortion. There May be one in the future that i would think would not be damaging to our country and i would stand mute on the subject. But i have never seen legislation drafted on an abortion amendment to which i would lend Carter said he had asked the Bishops if they had in mind precise wording for an amendment but they replied in the negative. Officer gets taste of own Medicine Greenville . An off duty Ville policeman working As a store Security guard literally got a taste of his own Medicine recently. Officer Stephen a. Hunt working at a downtown Greenville store attempted to arrest a woman who was walking out of the store with a bag containing clothing when he was struck from behind by a Man who told the woman to run. According to police reports the Man sprayed Mace in Hunt s face and ran out of the store. Hunt pulled his pistol but did t fire because the sidewalk which the Man escaped Down was too congested with people. However the officer was Able to apprehend the woman who was charged with grand larceny. Four suits valued at were taken from the store. Due to ingrain s Victory future reported Bleak by insurance Industry a spokesmen for the insurance Industry which has had Many differences with insurance commissioner John Ingram say that the future looks Bleak since Ingram has won renomination Over a candidate backed by the Industry. Some insurance spokesmen say North carolinians May have Trou ble obtaining various kinds of insurance particularly automobile collision insurance because of Ingram s renomination. Ingram who Defeated Joe Johnson 01 Greensboro in the aug. 17 democratic primary is favored to win reelection in november. Industry spokesmen say that four More years of what they contend Are inadequate rates May Force some insurance companies to cease operations in North Carolina or to drop some of their agents or discontinue some lines of insurance. There s been a Bleak out look. The elections results Haven t changed the out said Lamar Gunter manager of the North Carolina insurance news service. The service is made up of some of the state s leading insurance companies. Paul l. Mize manager of the North Carolina automobile rate a d ministrative office also said the Outlook for insurance companies and their customers is Bleak. George Smith regional manager of the great american insurance co. Said there s probably go ing to be some restriction of the some companies eventually will a negative View toward expanding their business and will not take on new customers said William , regional underwriting manager for nationwide insurance cos. Scott pointed out that motor vehicle registration is increasing yearly. He said some new residents with new cars May have trouble getting collision insurance. Ingram asserted that rates Are adequate. He described the remarks of the Industry spokesmen As a White shied protects your 134 n. 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