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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 15, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Weather occasional rain More data on Page 6a 92nd year no. 259 the High Point Enterprise Call us circulation 8m-i719 classified ads ms-2177 other depts. M5-21ih High Point. N. C., wednesday afternoon september 15, 1976 72 pages daily is sunday 35 for it. Gov. Nomination Jimmy Green defeats Howard by the associated press Howard Lee has blamed a Low turnout among Black voters for his failure to win the democratic nomination for lieutenant governor of North Carolina i a was soundly beaten tuesday by the speaker of the state House James c Green. A wealthy and conservative tobacco warehouseman from Clarkton i a had led in the first primary on August 17, getting 28 per cent of the votes. Had he won tuesday he would have been in position to be the first Black Man popularly elected to a statewide office in the South but Green got 288.639 votes or 56 per cent of those cast Lee got 226.000, or 44 per cent. Less than 30 per cent of the eligible democrats cast ballots the Lee scenario called for a Low general turnout. But he was hoping to mobilize More Black voters instead they turned out in about the some proportion As the rest of the state according to spot checks made tuesday. With that failure. Lee the 43vear-old former mayor of Chapel Hill had Little to do but step in front of his band of supporters and quote from Bob Dylan s Quot blowing in the Quot How Many times Quot he said he told his Campaign workers not to give up and then let a bit of displeasure seep into his Gor gubernatorial Runoff Flaherty in landslide win Over Coy Privette David Flaherty by Robert Cullen associated press writer when it was All Over. Coy Privette went to David Flaherty s Campaign Headquarters and threw his Arm around the Winner s shoulders they posed for the traditional news photograph in a political Unity ritual Privette had lost decisively to Flaherty in ins quixotic attempt to overcome the 17 per cent for answers to questions or help with a problem Call or write action line in care of the Enterprise. Every request is considered but please understand that the volume makes it impossible to answer or even acknowledge every one. Scratched Glass q the Windshield wipers on my car scratched lines on the Glass and i wondered if anything could be done to get rid of the scratches mrs. M. A nothing Short of replacing the Windshield there is no remedy for scratched Glass according to an Auto Glass company employee City sales q. When is the City of High Point going to sell their surplus equipment such As motorcycles i can to get any information except they Tell me that everybody has to watch the paper. Anon Man a. We can t enlighten you either except to say no Date has been set the last Sale of found or unclaimed goods was held in March and Tom Petty in charge of the property division says they Aren t held much More than once a year he says it will be advertised 30 Days in Advance in the classified Section and again to Days ahead giving the location you would stand a better Chance of getting a vehicle through the state surplus property agent you can get information by writing the agent George Vav Williams administration bldg., 116 w. Jones st., Raleigh n. 27603 correspondence courses would like some information about a correspondence course in English because i barely passed in High school although i did Well on the others. I am thinking about furthering my education by taking some courses at Community College next year but it would be impossible now because i have a full schedule until then. Thank you. . A the High Point Public Library has a list of accredited correspondence schools in the country Reading every Chance you have would serve your ends choose Good writers of fiction or non fiction books and magazines you will enjoy rather than struggle through school Crossings q. I am a concerned Parent of two Small kids who attend Kirkman Park school who have to Cross the Busy Corner of Woodrow and North Centennial. I feel we need a traffic officer to conduct traffic so our kids can get to and from school safely. At 8 in the morning it s really Busy. It takes 15 minutes to get across the Street and something has to be done soon. Anon. A. There is a guard at the e Farriss and Centennial intersection so the children would be safer walking not in the Street along the East Side of Centennial before crossing re action the correspondent seeking a showplace for her craftwork May miss some of the More important shows before she receives her . Calendar of events. Promising North Carolina shows taking place within the next six weeks include those in Watauga and Moore counties Elizabeth City and Winston Salem. Details about these and other Craft shows Are available at the office of the High Point arts Council 22u e. Commerce phone 882-u710. Several area merchants will also take crafts on consignment for show and Sale and the arts Council Hopes to be Able to provide this service soon. Jim Helgeson executive director. Advantage that Flaherty racked up in the first Republican gubernatorial primary last month. The final totals tuesday with slightly More than 13 per cent of the state s gop electorate voting were Flaherty 45.372 or 60 3 per cent Privette 29.926 or 39 7 per cent Quot in a worn out it s been a rough Campaign and a rough race Quot Flaherty said but it was necessary for him to turn his attention almost immediately to the task confronting him an Uphill tight against Democrat Jim Hunt in the november general election. It s doubtful that Flaherty will get much help from Privette the anti liquor crusader from Kannapolis said repeatedly during the Runoff Campaign that he was the Only Republican in North Carolina with a Chance to beat Hunt. It will be hard for him to ignore those words if he goes on the stump this fall. Privette also left Flaherty with the lingering stains of a number of Campaign charges focusing on the increases in employment and spending at the state dept. Of human resources while Flaherty was in charge from 1973-75 the charges irritated Flaherty during the Campaign he Felt they were. At Best distortions of a Complex situation in a vast state department at his final press conference. He proposed a state Law making it illegal for candidates to lie during campaigns. Should Hunt or the democrats decide to use them the charges that so annoyed Flaherty will be easily revived during the fall Campaign. To stand a Chance. Flaherty Campaign manager Worth Coltrane said. Flaherty will need a United gop behind him the state party has been bitterly divided this year by the presidential contest Between Ronald Reagan and president Ford Flaherty maintained strict neutrality and tried to build Friendly contacts with the Reagan Camp the nominee s natural constituency is with the moderate Western Wing of the party that backed Ford Flaherty 48, is a former furniture executive with the Caldwell county firm owned by the Broyhill family the patriarchs of Mountain republicanism he has been a close political Friend of gov. James e. Holshouser who appointed him to his Job As Secretary of human resources. Bridges Brooks win Runoff votes but Monte Plott associated press writer the splits which had pervaded the democratic primaries for state auditor and commissioner of labor nominations were closed on a conciliatory note tuesday night As winners Henry Bridges and John Brooks reaped congratulations from their opponents Bridges who withstood his strongest opposition in his 29 years As state auditor warded off a Challenge from consumer advocate Lillian woo to gain renomination Brooks shrugged off the Adverse publicity of allegations concerning his work As a lawyer to Edge Jessie bae Scott for the labor commissioners nomination in the tightest of the Runoff races Quot i did t think there was much Chance of my winning in Light of what had Brooks said this morning referring to the allegations the 39-year-old Raleigh lawyer was cleared just three Days before the election of allegations that he May have concealed perjury in a Law Case he was handling Quot i think that kind of irrelevant Issue injected in the Campaign was most unfortunate it took me out of the Campaign for the last two he said he Felt the Issue and its attendant publicity could have been a Factor in frustrating the election a but he said there was no Way to determine what areas might have been Al tested the 69 year old Bridges who led a Field of three in the August 17 primary and the 38vear-old mrs woo waited out the night in separate Headquarters in the see Bridges on 2a remarks a the people had a Choice Between status quo politics and progressive politics. And the people made their he said then Lee made the Short trip up Raleigh s Hillsborough Street to Green s Headquarters at the Hilton inn about 200 people were celebrating with Green buttons and Green hats the candidates Shook hands a gesture that belied the heated nature of their Campaign no promises of support were asked or Given although both men had promised to support the democratic nominee Ireen said he thought the people had chosen him for his posture of Quot fiscal responsibility integrity and experience Quot he will face a much different Challenge in the Runoff where the opposition will come from a former colleague in the state House. Republican William Hiatt of Surry county. Hiatt is a school teacher who has campaigned with a Bible in one hand and a scoop full of homemade ice Cream in the other he is a staunch conservative who once introduced legislation unsuccessfully to give Woodcock discounts Brief strike Detroit a United Auto workers president Leonard Woodcock today cautioned against assuming his Union s nationwide strike against Ford motor co. Will be a Short one Quot i am not optimistic it will be a Short one Quot he said in an interview on the Abc to Quot today show Quot Quot i just have no feel As to the length it will some labor observers including labor Secretary Vav j Usery have predicted any strike against Ford would be Brief. The strike began at Midnight when 170.000 Law members struck Ford forcing Auto operations in 22 states to a halt the Law has sent its see Woodcock on 2a what s inside amusements.5d bridge.5d classified ads6-1 id comic8e crossword .5d editorials4a financial2a obituaries .3d sport Sec. C television .4d women a news Sec. B weather.6a Senate nomination Moynihan wins in . By the associated press it will be Daniel Patrick Moynihan former . Ambassador to the United nations against James Buckley in the race for the . Senate from new York on a Day in which such National figures As Edward Kennedy. Hubert Humphrey and William Proxmire were easily renominated for their Senate seats by the democrats in their states Moynihan edged rep Bella Abzug on tuesday in new York s democratic contest and Buckley won As expected on the Republican Side Moynihan 49. Who quit last year As ambassador to the United nations held a narrow Lead throughout the evening doing Well in working class and lower Middle class communities in the new York City boroughs of Brooklyn Queens and Staten Island mrs Abzug refused to concede defeat saying she would wait until an official re canvass routine under state Law is completed next week. Unofficial returns with 99 per cent of the state s election districts counted showed her losing to Moynihan by about 8,000 votes out of More than 900,000 cast for five democratic candidates. Moynihan had 324,906 votes or 36 per cent to 316,216, or 35 per cent for mrs Abzug former . Atty. Gen Ramsey Clark new York City Council president Paul of Dwyer and businessman Abraham Hirschfeld trailed far behind. Despite widespread predictions of voter apathy the a a Moynihan on 2a Jimmy Green local school boards sweeping authority to ban books they Felt unsuitable for children but Hiatt will face a difficult Challenge himself no Republican Aas won the state s number two spot in the 20th Century election capsule Here is a capsule of the Runoff election results based on Complete but unofficial tabulations from All precincts governor rep. Flaherty 45.372 or 60 3 per cent Privette 29.926 or 39 7 per cent it. Governor dem. Lee 226.639 or 44 per cent Green 288.367 or 56 per cent labor commission e r dem. Brooks 237.926 or 50 8 per cent Scott 230.664 or 49 2 per cent auditor dem. Bridges 249.810 or 52 5 per cent woo 225.745 or 47 5 per cent ingress dem. 3rd District i Ove 26 920 or 47 3 per cent Whitley 29.927 or 52 7 per cent Congress Lith District Brown 22.587 or 48 i per cent Gudger 24.337 or 51 9 per cent Moynihan thanks supporters a wire photo elderly get break in taxes editors note following is third in series of five articles explaining key provisions of 1976 tax Bill moving through Congress. By Jim Luther associated press writer Washington apr the new tax Bill could mean a savings of hundreds of dollars a year for elderly americans with modest incomes and provide an extra break Tor persons Over 65 who sell their Home. Other sections of the Bill contain some Good news and some bad news Tor those concerned about capital gains. Perhaps the biggest change in capital gains is a lengthening of the time period required for an asset to be owned the new credit for the elderly would replace an existing tax Benefit that is so complicated according to some estimates. That half of the eligible retirees do not claim it. Congress is expected to take final action on the Bill this week and it is expected to become Law later this month Here is How the changes for the elderly along with the tax treatment of capital gains would work elderly credit the pending tax Bill would provide a maximum $375 tax credit Tor single persons and $563 Foi couples 65 or older a and it would be much easier to get than under the present credit for the elderly credits Are subtracted directly from taxes owed under the Best of conditions the existing credit is Worth a $229 annual tax saving to a single person and $343 to a couple filing a joint return if the tax Bill become Law. The new elderly credit will be retroactive to Jan i. 1976 this Means it would be used in computing 1976 taxes next april under the new system a a single person 65 or older could subtract from taxes 15 per cent of any income a including that from part time jobs As Well As pensions Etc a up to $2,500 a year in income for couples filing a joint return the maximum income subject to the tax credit is $3,750 the base figures a $2,500 and $3 750 a would be reduced $1 for each $1 of social Security benefits received by either spouse a if penalty total income a earnings As Well As pensions Etc a Rose above $7,500 for a single person and $10,000 for a couple then the amount of income eligible for the tax credit would be reduced $1 for each $2 income above the limit for example if a couple had income totalling $12,000 a year the maximum tax credit would be 15 per cent of $2,750, rather than 15 per cent of the usual $3,750 this would focus maximum benefits of the tax on Low income and Middle income retirees. Perhaps More significantly the tax credit would be simple to compute Here is How first Check a Box showing your marital status if you Are single or married and Only one spouse is 65 or Over the base figure to Start with is $2,500, for a 65-year-old or older couple filing jointly the figure is $3,750 for a married person 65 or older filing separately the figure is $1,875 that figure goes on line i on the new form lines 2, 3 and 4 Are for adding social Security benefits and total income above the limit and subtracting them from line i the difference goes on line 5 the tax credit is 15 per cent of line 5 the old retire rent income credit was written into Law to try to help those persons who Are not covered by social Security although social Security benefits have been raised several times in recent years the benefits under the retirement credit basically have not changed since 1962 current Law allows persons 65 or Over to avoid taxation on a portion of their retirement income a such As pen see elderly on 2 a

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