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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Lynchburg safest town Virginia cities crime rate Over . Figure by the associated Presa Virginia s rate of serious crime was Well below the National Index last year but Norfolk and Richmond rates shot past National figures. The National rate was 4,116.4 crimes for every too too persons while state figures showed 3,238.7 crimes per 100,000 persons according to a report released last week by the Federal Bureau of investigation the Norfolk area including Chesapeake Portsmouth Virginia Beach and Currituck county n.c., to convert fahrenheit to centigrade subtract 32 from the temperature multiply by 5, and Divide by 9. Posted a crime Index of 5,062.7 per 100,000 persons. And the Richmond area including the counties of Charles City Chesterfield Goochland Hanover Henrico and Powhatan and a figure of 4,667.1 per 100,000 persons. The Fri figures showed Lynchburg to be the safest area in Virginia in 1973. The area including the counties of Amherst Appomattox and Campbell had a crime Index of 2,364.7 for a population of 140,000. The Tri cities area of Petersburg colonial Heights and Hopewell and the counties of Dinwiddle and Prince George showed the next lowest crime Index a 2,712.8 for a population of 133.000. The Fri crime Index was based on the number of reported murders forcible rapes aggravated assaults robberies burglaries Larcenie and car thefts. Richmond had More murders than any other Virginia area with he per 100,000 population. Norfolk recorded the most forcible rapes aggravated assaults burglaries and Larcenie thefts. The Fri said a Quot crime rate should be considered a victim risk rate but a crime rate takes into consideration Only the numerical Factor of population and does not incorporate any other elements which contribute to the ail out of pleads guilty in West Portland Ore. A Charles Melton 23, said to be accused of six robberies in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to robbing two Banks on the West coast last Spring. He is to be sentenced oct. 7 for robbing a Bank near Portland of Between $3,000 and $4,000. Authorities in North Carolina and in California where he is accused of four Bank robberies reportedly have said they will not press charges if Melton is Given at least to years on the Oregon Grants 11% wage hike Charlotte a the. Converse rubber co. Has announced an 11.5 per cent wage increase to the 200 employees at its Charlotte distribution Center. The Plant is not unionized. High Point Enterprise wednesday september la 1174 in patronage greases the wheel by Robert b. Cullen associated press writer Raleigh a patronage is not very highly regarded among political scientists these Days. Most of the thinkers and writers who shape our View of the political system prefer to think in grander terms. They see politics As the clash of ideologies a function of social upheavals or a tool in class warfare. Patronage the often Grimy business of distributing the spoils of political warfare is treated Uke an pm harassing relic from the Days of Andrew Jackson and Boss Tweed. It takes something like the revelation of the private patronage agreement Between gov. Jim Holshouser and Robert Morgan to remind the people that patronage is still the Oil that greases the political machinery in this and most other political systems. Morgan and Holshouser do not agree in their versions of the specific terms of their agreement to Divide control Over the state s Legal business. What if Plain is that they Felt it important enough to make a secret pact about it. North Carolina spends a great Deal of Money on outside Legal counsel to search titles and to do real estate work. The amount is not As great is it was before Morgan beefed up the Justice department and began handling condemnation work without outside counsel. But it still helps a lot of lawyers to pay the office rent. Most of them Are Young lawyers the types that form the Backbone of political organizations in almost every county in the state. As Holshouser has discovered its difficult to find Bright Young attorneys who will take a state Job for a Middle Range salary of $15.000-$25, but he needs those lawyers in his political organization. So does Morgan. Legal patronage helps Cement their loyalty. Why they struck their Deal and who got the Short end Are interesting questions. At the time Early 1973, the governor s office still had control Over what is known As Quot the for generations incoming North Carolina governors have compiled a list of attorneys who helped in their Campaign. Tik list goes to the attorney general who passes out the Legal work to the names on it. The system worked smoothly until men of different parties occupied the offices involved. Then Morgan came to Holshouser and suggested the split. Holshouser . Franco ends Holiday Madrid a Gen. Francisco Franco has returned to Madrid from Santiago de Compostella ending a 24-Day summer Holiday. The 81-year-old chief of state is scheduled to preside at a meeting of lbs Cabinet next Friday. It will be his first official act since he took Back Power from Prince Juan Carlos de Bor Bon. Power was transferred to the Prince after Francos hospitalization in Madrid july 9 with an attack of thrombophlebitis. California re Tokay grapes Sun Ripe Apple Jelly 16-Oi. Jar oven Krisp cookies butter a sugar Coconut Macaroon Peanut butterly prices Good thru sat sept. 14, 1974 a Quantity rights reserved. Mother s creamy smooth Mayonnaise Silver Label Coffee quart Jar 2-lb. Can Cool whip Topping we Welcome Federal if smooth or Crunchy Peanut butter 18-oz. Jar 9-oz. 65 Stamps i breast o Chicken chunk tuna hawaiian punch Upton Tea bags 6&-oz. Can 46-oz. Can 48-Cnt. Pkg. 39 63 Armour Vienna sausage 36 More everyday Low prices Pillsbury Buttermilk biscuits 8-oz. Can our Pride Sandwich bread i Pepsi 98 a Pak 16 of. 8 pm. And 48 of. Detergent cold Power of so detergent Gold Power-$102 $1 13 detergent cold Power $172o< $1 99 Del Monte Cut Green Beans 16 of. 33 39 Del Monte French Green Beans Del Monte 16 of. 36 39 spinach 33 35 Del Monte pineapple Grapefruit juice a 49 53 ill a

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