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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, December 14, 1974, Image 1

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ftFo Break-ins 1 Although this is the season to be merry, it is* also the season to be robbed. WinstonC ? 1 ! ! uaiEin is experiencing a continuous increase in robbe-' ?? ries and break-ins. "Robbery of convience type stores, mini-markets, street muggings and house break-ins have been of oreat ennrern tn thp police department and citizens in the North and Northeast ? . section of the cityT" said T-A. Surratt, chief of police here. "There has been a tremendous loss to citizens in reference to stereos, T.V.'s, clothing, coin (Collections, and tape decks in this section of town", he said in a recent interview. People are stealing anything that is not nailed down. Much of it, chief Surratt said, is impulsive. "But some of it is planned and schemed out." The chief said there is a market place _.-_for these easy-selling goods. Stolen goods such as T.V.s and Stereos are easy - to "fence", and often robbers will steal to fill orders. "A lot of it is taking place within the neighborhoods," he said. Some of the. stolen goods never get out of the neighborhood." Local Girl Is Raped A nine-year-old girl was reportedly raped Sunday, according to police reports. T1 ' - - " ine repori statea tnat the parents of the child told officers that the girl had gotten up Sunday morning, but went back to bed shortly* thereafter. The report said that the mother noticed the girl was walking oddly and took the child to Baptist Hospital. The child was found to have a case of onnnrrhnn hut ntKnr tr?ctc were to be conducted, the report said. The report said that the parents told officers a man ? living at the residence had been giving the girl food and money. The man was taken j Patrc /VINS1 rders ] ?eep City I MHBWf^^ 1 Jfij??IsflwiSEpISM Winston-Salem Police Chief, T neighborhood on pin board at , Many people leave home for a short while and return home to a near empty house...vie-, tims of a break-in. "A maiu was on his front porch sleepingon a glider one day,"the chief said in disgusts "While he was asleep,. snmpnnp ctnlp hie vi/allpt ar?H mm* KJ TT WIBVI r S108. The wallet was returned the next day empty." The increased number of crimes is aided by the assesibility or opportunity to commit crimes. "It's easier now," the chief said. into custody and the investigation is continuing. 'Dear Liz' To Answer Questions You have heard of Ann Landers and Abbey Van Buren of the "Dear Abbey" and "Dear Ann" fame. Well, we hot/O Allf uarti aiii? n/ltn/./. iutv vy u l ?viy vw ll UUV IV.V expert in the form of 4 4Dear Liz." Liz, along with her panel of experts will respond to your letters about your problems. Watch for the "Dear Liz" column in the next issue of the Winston-Salem Chronicle. IF YOU NEED /ADVICE. Please write to: Dear Liz Winston-Salem Chronicle P.O. Box 3154 Winston-Salem, N.C. 27102 >nize Equa roN-s w - ? . m mm, m *' -- "" 1 1 1 1 VI FirmTc Ruftv fl Ik ^1 .A. Sunatt, spots high crime Police Headquarters. "People don't take the 'necessary precautions and some areas are conducive tox committing crimes." For instance, the openness of the territory around used car lotsr; dimly lighted streets, isolation of small convenience-type stores and carelessness of some Christmas shoppers. This might explain Winston-Salem's 14 to 15 per cent increase in crimes in 1974. Although that figure is below See BREAK-INS Page 2 Co-Op Cluh Thp Rnwpn Park C mnprti. ? v w w m> i a-m w v I M tive Community Club held its annual Christmas dinner >" w?WJ StVp^r lotfb Mrs. Lara Saber, president of Community Club, passes oat organization. 1 Opportui .L EM ?Pay R The Better Business Bureau has urged former students of the Career Training Institute or Keypunch Academy who feel they were deceived by the . schools' advertising and promotional materials to seek possible refunds of their enrollment fees through the Fpdprnl TpjiHp r nmmiccinn v w %/ ri ti 11 ikjij iv/i I (FTC). The FTC, in a consent agreement signed recently with the former owners of Career Enterprises, Inc., has_ ordered them to pay as much as $1.25 million in refunds, primarily . to students who completed one of their vocational courses and then were unable to obtain jobs in the field for which they were ' trained. The FTC has said that as. many as 80,000 former j 4.1 _ rtr.r i siuucms . ui inese armiaiea schools may be eligible for 75 per cent refunds of their fees, but the Commission has addresses for only.38.000 of_ them, and many of these may not be current. The Commission order, which does not constitute an admission of any law violations by parties to the agreement, is based on charges that, among other tVlinoc fhp crhnnl c tnicronrn. 1111 ii^j, v 11 k,?i iuuij rrmrt pi v sented job opportunities for > Host Ann Saturday Dec. 6 on the campus of Winston-Salem State University in the faculty the Bowen Park cooperative gifts to members of the lity Advert 1.1 ^ % ""j; ,p - _ M ',r^?p, efunds their graduates* overstated their job plaeement services for students and deceptiveh induced persons to sign contractual agreements that were presented as mere applications for enrollment. "The respondents' courses were virtually worthless for future employment and their franchises were virtually worthless as investments," the FTC said. "The failure to refund monies paid for such courses and franchises is an unfair act of practice." To be eligible for a refund, students must not have (I) f*OOA<(IA>4 A I - I * ~ .i vvvitvu u juu as u IC5UII ui inc training received, (2) failed to appear for a class after enrolling, (3) dropped out for reasons not related to the training received or job ... demand, apd (4) failed to seek employment in the field for which he was being trained, for reasons not related to the training received or job demand. Refunds will be sent only to eligible students whose current addresses are known to the FTC. Therefore, persons who think they qualify are urged by the BBB to write to Charles L. Hall, Attorney, Room 263, Bureau, ol Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580. ual Dinner dinine hall. o * Mrs. Aretha Broadway served as mistress of ceremonies. Scripture and prayers was by Mrs. Ann Lester. The Welcome address was given by Mrs. Annie Mormon and Mrs. Alice Reynolds gave the club's history. Approximately 15 years ago, a group of ladies from the Bowen Park community met tc organize a flower club. The group met regularly at the home of Mrs. Annie Mumford. The membership grew. It reached not only the Bowen Park community, but others a? well. It was then that the group which had been originally organized to send flowers to the sick and See BOWEN PARK Page 2 isers ]

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