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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - September 1, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaProper minority control of business claimed Kinston. . A two White Brothers have answered published reports that the Small business administration investigating whether construction contracts supposed to go to businesses controlled by minorities went to a com Pany they allegedly con trolled. The Brothers Fred and Reece Gardner said tues Day that controlling interest in the company Lenoir contractors of Kinston is held by a Black and by a Spanish american. Lenoir contractors is a subsidiary of Gardner construction co., operated by the Brothers. Published reports said Lenoir contractors has received 37 Federal contracts Over the last five years As part of a minority business program of the sea. That is More Federal contracts than any other Southern company has received through the program officials said. Reece Gardner in a Telephone interview with the associated press said his brother in Law Frank Ortiz of Kinston a Spanish american and John Henry Skinner a Black from Elizabeth City n.c., hold a combined 54 per cent interest in Lenoir contractors. The Knight Ridder newspaper Chain quoted Skinner As saying last week that his Job was to look Over and that he did not know he was listed As a com Pany vice president. Reece Gardner told the associated press that Skinner s statement was a mix up. That of course will be clarified later on. It was just a matter of wires being crossed and not knowing who he was talking asked whether the two men had paid for the Stock Gardner said he would rather not go into he refused to comment further. Skinner could not be reached for comment. In a statement to the Kinston daily free press Fred Gardner said Ortiz and Skinner were in a training program and would eventually take Over operation of Lenoir. Asked who controlled operation of the company. Fred Gardner said we control it insofar As policy is concerned and insofar As finance is icer found dead at shooting Range Durham a a policeman was found dead of a Bullet wound at the police pistol Range tuesday evening Durham police chief Jon Kindice said. The officer was identified As Edward Carlisle Spicer 39, a member of the police Force for about 15 years. Spicer a member of Durham s department of Public safety apparently died of a Bullet wound in the forehead but the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately determined the police chief said. The officer was a member of the police pistol team and he had gone to the Range in Northern Durham county to practice for a match scheduled for today Kindice said. Kindice said the body was found by Spicer s wife and a .38 Caliper revolver was found near the body. The police chief said the body was expected to be sent to the state medical examiner s office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy. Police and Durham county sheriff s officers Are investigating the police chief said. Marijuana replacing Moonshine Wilkesboro a the Good of boys who gave Wilkes county in mountains the reputation As the Moonshine capital of North Carolina have gone to pot. Law enforcement officers have destroyed More than marijuana plants. In the county this Only two liquor stills. Sheriff Bill g. Anderson and Greg Radcliff state Bureau of investigation special agent for narcotics think some of the former Moonshiner Are now in the marijuana business. A Man charged this month with growing marijuana had a Long record of Federal liquor Law violations dating Back to 1953, when he was a juvenile they say. Marijuana is easier and brings in More Radcliff said. Another reason he said is that courts have generally Given lighter sentences to drug Law violators than to liquor Law violators. Officers have destroyed More marijuana in Wilkes this summer than in any other of North Carolina s 100 counties. Anderson believes the geography of the Rural coun and it an Ideal place to conceal Fields of marijuana. We be just made a Dent in what s being grown he said. High Point Enterprise wednesday september 1, 1976 11a years after disasters dam inspections blocked Washington a four years after hundreds of persons died when two dams collapsed not a single dam has been inspected for safety under a Law rushed through Congress in response to the disasters. The inspection program remains unfunded basically because of disagreement Over who should inspect or pay for the inspections of the More than no Federal dams covered by the Law. Congress has t appropriated any Money to pay for Federal inspections the White House has t asked for any such Money and the states say they Cari t afford to pay for the inspections. Like the two dams that prompted enactment of the Federal Law these no Federal dams were built by states local governments and private companies. The army corps of engineers has estimated that it would Cost million to inspect the dams. Testifying before a House subcommittee tuesday Brig. Gen. Drake Wilson of the army corps of engineers said no inspections have been performed due to limited Wilson later said in an interview that the army engineers had been Given funds to compile an invent this and does t need a Coupon. Pringle s now costs less. Now you Don t need a Coupon to save Money. Because Pringle s costs less almost everywhere. So now when you buy not Only get lots of Crisp delicious chips you get a lower Price too. With a Deal like that Why wait for a Coupon it it tory of the dams after the Law was passed and signed in August 1972. But he said the White House then decided the inspections should be a state not a Federal function. He also said that a majority of states indicated that they should conduct the inspections but that a number also said they could not pay for the safety checks without Federal Aid. The Law was enacted in 1972 within months of the Buffalo Creek w. Va., and rapid City s.d., disasters. More than 320 were killed and property damage was estimated at million in the two cases. The army s inventory of dams to be inspected along with the corps recommendations As to How to set up and who should pay for the inspection program were sent to the Secretary of the army in May 1975. An army spokesman said the army approved the plan and legislation to put it into effect in december 1975. Wilson said they Call for the states to conduct inspections of the great bulk of privately owned following standards provided by the corps. We indicated the states would pay the Cost of the safety checks Wilson said. Washington Mills outlet pre labor Day Sale mens Leisure jackets so a Al asst. Styles asst. Colors Reg. To 6 a. Mens Leisure Slacks solids patterns 29 to 42 Waist Reg. To 18m a. Mens shirts Long sleeves my Al Reg. 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