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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 26, 1972, High Point, North Carolina How to probe your own party Washington a there is no doubt in my mind that the Justice department has conducted the most thorough investigation into the watergate bugging affair that was humanly possible. The fact that they were unable to Trace any of the Money in the Case to any higher ups in the committee for the re election of the president was Good news to All of us who hate to think that any of our political leaders would be involved in such a sordid affair. Of course there Are certain psychological factors at work in such an investigation which no one can control. When the presidents own attorney general is asked to look into a scandal in the presidents own party there is always the suspicion that something was covered up. The person i feel the most sorry for is the poor bureaucrat in the Justice department who was called into his Superior s office one Day and told a hapless the president of the United states of America wants you to investigate the watergate hugging affair and All its a a the president wants me to do that a that is Correct hapless. He has Given specific instructions that he wants to leave no Stone unturned in his Effort to Root out the evildoers who would have the audacity to Bug the offices of the democratic National a gosh that s a big Quot the president of the United states who happens to be president of All the people As Well As the Leader of the most powerful country in the world expects you to treat this As just another a the does a a that is Correct. He has instructed the attorney general that even if his own political party is involved and his own close personal friends Are to be investigated and his re election is at stake he still wants the truth to be made Public at the earliest a even before nov. 7?�?� a the president is More concerned in the illegal uses of wiretapping and hugging than he is in what happens on nov. 7. You owe it to the president and the attorney general to see that every bit of evidence in this Case is available to the grand a Why me a a because the president feels that you Are the Best Man for this Job. He knows that you will not let personal considerations or your Loyal feelings toward him and the great party which he leads interfere with your objective investigation of this dastardly deed. A the feels As does the attorney general that you will do the Job regardless of jeopardy to your upcoming promotion or the consequences to your future with the Justice a is that How they feel i did no to even know the president knew he might not k n o w you personally but he knows that the attorney general would not assign anyone to this Case unless he was certain that this person could not be intimidated by men in High government positions. A i might add that As your Superior i am proud that the attorney general has selected someone from my staff. I have As much at stake in this thing As you do hapless. Whatever you turn up will personally reflect on me As Well As this department. We shall All be watching Vou a a done to Vou have a mafia Case i could have instead a a no hapless. Anyone in this department can investigate a mafia Case. But there Are very few men we can Trust to handle an investigation this explosive. It is your duty to our president and the attorney general whom you will be working for god willing for the next four years to give us the truth and nothing but the truth so help you copyright 1972. Los Angeles times to Back Mcgovern stage going up construction is under Way on a stage for a the Davidson legend in Finch Field near Thomasville. The a a legend will be the pageant culminating the sesquicentennial Celebration now going on in Davidson county. With a cast of 450, the pageant is scheduled to run the week of oct. 6. Staff photo by Sonny hedge Coli the High Point Enterprise tuesday afternoon september 2fi, 1972 Section it Jesse Owens to speak at Campaign Kickoff Jesse Owens Star of the 1936 olympics in Berlin will be the principal speaker at the Kickoff wednesday of the High Point Appeal Campaign. Owens will be the guest speaker at a luncheon at 12 noon tomorrow at the top of the Mart. United Appeal Volunteer workers and participating civic clubs will attend the luncheon. Another guest at the event will be Frances Bavier who played the popular role of aunt Bea in a the Andy Griffith show and a Mayberry of do a television series. Miss Bavier recently moved to Siler City from California after her retirement from show business. Phil Phillips chairman of the United Appeal Campaign will preside at tomorrows luncheon. By City officials $1.7 million tag put on projects by Forrest Cates Enterprise staff writer City officials have put a Price tag of $1.7 million on present and pending projects which will add approximately 750 new of Street parking spaces in downtown High Point. A the Way we now figure it the costs of everything buildings land and other acquisitions will run right at $17 million a City manager Harold Cheek said today. Local democrats form committee by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer High Point democrats supporting sen. George Mcgovern for president organized their steering committee monday night. They also made plans for several fund raising events to Aid their Campaign. James r. Mattocks an attorney was elected chairman of the committee. He has for sometime been coordinating efforts in High Point for the Mcgovern Campaign. Serving with Mattocks will be mrs. Betty Austin vice chairman and mrs. Maggie Poisson executive Secretary. James b. Lovelace an attorney and Jesse Washburn a former mayor of High Point Are serving As financial co chairmen for the committee. The 22 members of the steering committee for the Mcgovern Campaign in High Point were announced Over the weekend. On monday gov. Bob Scott released the names of 15 persons who will serve on the Mcgovern for president steering committee in North Carolina. Scott is chairman of the group. Others who will serve on the state steering committee Are former governor Luther Hodges la gov. Pat Taylor of Wadesboro or. Leo Jenkins president of East Carolina University at Greenville John Wheeler of Durham mrs. Louise Brennan of Charlotte Julius Chambers of Charlotte Bruce Elmore of Asheville John Russell of Asheville or. William p. Tucker of Raleigh Janice Hardison of Greenville mrs. Margaret Harper of Southport. Mrs. Jane Patterson o f Greensboro Clint Newton of Shelby former congressman Harold Cooley of Nashville and mrs. Gladys Tillett former Delegate to the United nations on the status of women. Meanwhile the High Point committee is involved in planning for several fund raising events for the Mcgovern Campaign in Guilford county. A silent Art auction is being held at Greensboro College this week with the proceeds to go to the Mcgovern Campaign. North Carolina artists and a few from out of state donated their work to the auction a reception will be held in Cowan humanities building at Greensboro College saturday from 4 p. In. To 7 p. Rn., in connection with the auction. Plans Are being made for a fund raising program at the barn dinner theatre on oct. 12. Tickets for this event Are on Sale. Tickets Are also being sold by democratic officials for a rally at High Point City Lake on oct. 14. Sen. Sam j. Ervin will be the speaker meanwhile North Carolina democrats Are preparing for their annual Vance Aycock fund raising dinner in Asheville saturday night. Or. Eugene Poston president of Gardner Webb College will be the keynote speaker at the dinner in Grove Park inn. Poston was a supporter of Hargrove skipper Bowles the democratic candidate for governor during the primaries last Spring. The dinner will present the appearance of Unity among democrats however. It. Gov. Set democrats on 7-b i night meetings being promoted for school Board he did not however break Down the figures to show How much a proposed new parking building will Cost. A we have invited contractors to bid on the parking Structure and it would not be Wise to reveal our estimates on costs at this time a Cheek said. He reported that a ground parking facility Between Wrenn and Hamilton streets South of Washington Street is 85 per cent completed. The paving is done but construction of an attendant s Booth and some landscaping Are yet to be done Cheek said. The ground level facility contains 230 spaces. The parking garage to be constructed behind stores fronting on the West Side of the too Block of s. Main Street will contain 350 spaces eighty five More spaces Are contained in an existing a parking ramp off w. High Street which has been acquired by the City. The parking projects have been in the works for approximately five years. The City is paying most of the costs but some financing will come from Sale of Revenue Bonds mostly to downtown merchants property owners and institutions. They Are committed to Purchase All but $35 000 of their quota. Commitments Are expected on the remaining $35,000 within the next few Days according to officials. The City Council will open bids on the parking garage on oct. To. The Council presumably will move soon thereafter to award the contract if the bids Are in order. Delivery Date for the Bonds to purchasers is oct. 16, according to Cheek. Included in the total $1.7 costs for the projects is financing for a a a w a i k through a Between stores connecting main Street with the parking garage. The garage initially will have three floors but will be constructed to allow the addition of two More Levels. Or. Dean Gruelt Pruette supports a drive a we in the Public schools Benefit a great Deal from the services Given by United Appeal member agencies a says or Dean Pruette superintendent of High Point City schools. A most of All it helps Young people As Well As other people in need. A it seems to Pruette said. A if we really care about living in a Happy Community we must All help to reach the goal this year. A Many or the agencies help such As family service by maintaining family stability. The Myca Owca girl scouts. Boy scouts and All help to develop Good citizenship and character in Young people which makes a substantial contribution to the educational by Ray Hubbard Enterprise staff writer what first appeared to be Only a slight groundswell of sentiment favouring a change in the meeting time of the High Point Board of education seems to be growing into a concerted Effort to persuade the Hoard to meet at night. Jennie Herndon president of the Northeast Junior High Pat and Stalwart supporter of City Public schools suggested to the Board at last thursdays meeting that a change to night meetings would improve the opportunities of working parents to attend the meetings. She made no formal request that a change be made but did ask the Board a to consider meeting at night a the High Point Board has for years met on the third thursday of each month at 2 p. In. Occasionally special meetings Are held at night but these have been kept to a minimum mrs. Herndon said today that she expects the matter will be brought up again probably at the next Board meeting in the meantime she said. Chances Are slim he s still trying by Bryan Haislip Assn. Of afternoon dailies Raleigh Nick Smith is a tousle haired Don Quixote in the �?T72 tar Heel general election Campaign. The Windmill he a Tilting with is atty. Gen. Robert Morgan aptly regarded As one of the most solidly based politicians in North Carolina As much an idealist though not so addled As the Cervantes hero. Smith accepts the fact that his chances As the Republican candidate Are roughly equal to a snowball in a hot Furnace. All the same he goes after votes aggressively neither an impossible dream nor a suicidal urge made him get in the race a Politica Ideal he said led to his candidacy a i am wholly committed to the two party system. He explained. A to achieve it. You have to have cd petition for every office just because it looks like you can twin is no reason to put names on the ballot who Aren t serious he a serious All right. What he lacks he admitted is financial resources and Access to the voters. Smith a 34-year-old lawyer and College anthropology instructor has made More noise than any other of the cop Council of state candidates. Rather than accept Token status he s out to give it i the appearance of a fight. He has whacked at morgans consumer Protection posture As More words than action. He has charged the attorney general a office has the worst record in state government for minority hiring and puts a higher priority on Public relations for the Morgan image than on fighting or it me. A the has politicized and personalized the Justice department to serve his own ambition a Smith contended. A at a time of a High violent crime Index its obvious his attention is on running for the u s Senate two years from politics has no proper place in the administration of Justice from the states chief Legal officer on Down Smith argued a yet i defy you to show me a single Republican on the present staff a he added. Lie s not even sure the office he is running for should be elective. A maybe the attorney general ought to be appointed a he speculated. A it certainly should not depend on the outcome of a popularity the qualifications Smith offers for the office include a Law degree earned at Duke University experience As Legal Aid attorney and As a Durham assistant solicitor. Winning might give him a Shock but no apprehension. Set chances on 7-b Pat units throughout the City will be polled to determine whether parents favor night meetings Over the afternoon meetings presently held. A it disturbs me that this Board makes decisions affecting the lives of thousands of children and often there is not a single Parent present a mrs. Herndon said today. A a in a not saying that All the parents Are going to be clamouring to go to night meetings but i think they ought to have an Opportunity to attend a she said. She observed that in More and More family situations both parents Are working. Making it difficult for them to attend afternoon meetings of the school Board. A we Are going to push attendance at Board meetings in our Pat this year regardless of whether they change to night she said. A we probably Are going to set up a rotation system for members of the executive Board to attend at least a she said Board members were for the most part noncommittal to mrs Herndon a suggestion last thursday but Jay Thomas did warning denied by reporter a television reporter denied monday that she had a a warned a the president of a civic club about permitting High Point attorney Rossie Gardner to speak to the club on the subject of the local police scandal. Mrs. Barbara Martin in response to questions said that she had called the president of the Piedmont ambit following notice that Gardner was to speak for the purpose of determining whether the station should Send reporters to cover the speech she said that instead of warning president Clarence Grubb she a a asked him if there were any danger of club liability for what the attorney said. She added that her station s news management decided against covering the speech. Gardner sharply criticized City Council for its refusal to order a full investigation of police activities in Light of the past months revelations of misconduct and inability to prosecute adequately and reports of improprieties. He said in his speech that a a lady newscaster for a local television station had called to warn that the club would be liable for what was said in his speech. He added that he was a appalled at such warning because it is just such actions that have created a n atmosphere of suspicion and distrust Over those who have dared to raise certain a truth Quot he said a is its own say that the matter had been brought up earlier in the year at a review and evaluation committee meeting. He said that there appeared to be no significant sentiment at that time on the part of parents or anyone else for night meetings. He also pointed out that the High Point City Council had experimented with night meetings several months ago in order to get More citizens to attend but the night meetings had been discontinued when citizens failed to respond to the Opportunity. He indicated he believes the same Exigence might be encountered by the school Board or. Dean b. Pruette superintendent of schools said today that High Points Board has been a meeting in the afternoon Ever since in be been in the school Pruette has been Here since 1942 he noted that the Greensboro Board of education meets at night and a sometimes they go late into the night Quot the Thomasville Board meets at night and Guilford county a Board meets on saturday mornings. Pruette said that one reason for night meetings is that some businessmen appointed or elected to school boards simply a a done to want to take the time off from their business for meetings during Normal business hours. He said that he has no preference one Way or the other. A a in la be there whenever they meet a he rifling is investigated two Leports of pocketbook rifling were investigated monday by police one at a furniture store and the other at a dentists office. Mrs. Murphy Sharp of Al Dayton Avenue told officers that $60 had been removed from her pocketbook while she was working at Clemmons furniture on e. Washington drive. She said two males came into the store to look at some furniture. She discovered the loss after they left. A nurse in the office of or. Leonard Cashion on Lindsay Street told officers that $77 had been removed from her pocketbook some time monday while she was at work. Other reports investigated monday included the theft of a portable radio valued at $75, from the Fairview Street room of Ethel Milam and a Coffee table and chair valued at $75, from the Charles Street residence of Sherrie Lackey

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