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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Partly Cloudy hot More data on Page 3a tuesday prayer Day for the nation the High Point Enterprise circulation. 882-1719 classified ads 885-2177 other depts. 885-2161 Lith year no. 119 High p0int N.C.monday afternoon april 29, 1974 22 pages daily 10c, sunday 25c in Vesco Case Mitchell and stans get full acquittal by jury by John Morganthaler associated press writer new York a a jury thai started out a screaming and Yelling across the table has acquitted former atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell and onetime Commerce Secretary Maurice h. Stans of All charges in their criminal conspiracy Case. The nine men and three women came to unanimous agreement sunday afternoon after 26 hours of deliberation that the former Cabinet colleagues were innocent of conspiracy obstruction of Justice and perjury. Both were accused of trying to Block a securities and Exchange commission investigation of financier Robert l. Vesco in return for Vescor a secret $200,000 Cash contribution to president Nixon a re election Campaign. Referring to Vesco and his aides juror Clarence Brown said after the verdict a they wanted to get something but i Don t think that stans and Mitchell Ever fell for the jury a for woman Sybil Kucharski said. A we were off in Little groups screaming and Yelling across the table when the deliberations began. She said the jury was split even on the conspiracy count so it turned to the six separate perjury counts against Mitchell and stans. A after looking through All the perjury charges the rest was easy a miss Kucharski said. A we figured there be any conspiracy if there was no the verdict brought a smile to the face of the normally a demonstrative Mitchell. But it brought no Legal sur cease. He faces trial in Washington at a still unset Date on almost identical charges in connection with the cover up of the watergate break in. Leon Jaworski the watergate special Nixon ready to reveal reply to panel demands by Gaylord Shaw associated press writer Washington a president Nixon will make a nationally televised and broadcast address at 9 . Edt today to announce his 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. Firearms Laws q. Is there a Law against transporting firearms across the state and does this pertain to by guns thank you. . A. There a no Law against transporting firearms within the state As Long As they re not concealed. If going to another state it would be Well to Check with a Law enforcement officer in that state to see if they have any restrictions. There is a state statute making it unlawful for a child under 12 to possess or use a gun pistol or other dangerous firearm except under the supervision of a Parent. In this statute by guns and air rifles done to qualify As dangerous firearms. From this came an about a half hour response to a House judiciary committee subpoena and a to disclose other decisions in relation to the watergate matter a the White House said. Deputy press Secretary Gerald l. Warren in announcing plans for Nixon a prime time address to the nation refused to say what Nixon a response would be to the committee s subpoena for 42 presidential conversations. And Warren also refused to elaborate on what he meant by a other decisions the president has made. But his wording indicated Nixon had settled upon a course intended to Blunt further requests and subpoenas for White House tapes. The lbs Abc. And Abc networks said they would carry Nixon a address live on radio and television. The Mutual broadcasting system also said it was carrying Nixon a speech live to its radio affiliates. Lbs and Abc spokesmen said they expected the speech to run about 30 minutes while Abc said it had no idea yet of its length. Warrens announcement came As Ninon worked in his hideaway executive office building suite on the address expected to last prosecutor still is studying part of the Nixon Campaign financing operation which stans headed. A your Faith was resting with a very very Fine jury Quot Mitchell told a news conference in the . Courthouse. A they were a Cross Section of the people and they were representative of America. A if there is one place i am firmly convinced you can get Justice it s from the american people. I have great Faith in America and that a Why i love this stans was shedding tears of Relief by the time the lengthy 15-count verdict had been read. A a in be been he told a newsman. A i was innocent All along but it s Good to have it in Washington Deputy White House press Secretary Gerald Warren said of president Nixon a the president was very pleased for the two men and for their sen. Sam j. Ervin d-n.c., chairman of the Senate watergate committee said he sees no connection Between the verdict and future watergate cases. See Mitchell on 2 a opinion bbl a would generally be excluded from regulations on firearms except where local codes prohibit their use within a City a As does High Point. Muskrat trapper q. Could someone please give me some information on How to trap muskrats around a fishing Pond. F. N. A. You can get wire traps at hardware or sporting goods stores and you will need a trapping License. Wildlife protector Bill Mccain says the open season runs nov. 12 through feb. 28, but a landowner can trap and remove or shoot them on his own property at other times when they Are being destructive provided he does it himself. A head Start q. There is an article in the March Issue of better Homes and gardens entitled Quot advanced placement a new Way to save plenty on College it mentions that North Carolina colleges participate in this program. Do the High Point City schools offer this program to High school students of not How could we introduce this program to our system As it seems very worthwhile. Interested citizen. A. The article explains this program started about 20 years ago with several High schools and colleges joining in an Effort to shorten the years of higher education and to stimulate Able students by upgrading High school courses to College level. Students competency is tested with a nationally standardized exam which is now offered in 13 subject areas. If their score is High enough to meet the standards of the College they wish to attend College credit is Given for the course. This advanced placement saves the family Money and enables the student to enter the Job Market earlier. Central High schools principal Jerry Shaver says the White House officials said a written document outlining Nixon a activities in the controversy was under consideration but would not be disclosed until tuesday at the earliest. The judiciary committee subpoena must be answered by to a m. Tuesday. In turning aside questions on the Content of Nixon s address Warren said. A i m not Able to discuss with you what May or May not be in the meanwhile officials reported the president would address an evening meeting of the . Chamber of Commerce on tuesday adding that to a schedule for the week which already called for personal appearances in Phoenix ariz., and Spokane Wash. Indications were that Nixon would disclose he was ready to give the committee which now is considering impeachment Resolution a set of edited transcripts of the conversations rather than the tapes themselves. But White House officials continued to refuse to say precisely what would be Given the committee or to say whether Nixon would propose a method for the committee to verify authenticity of the transcripts. Nixon advisers seeking ways to emphasize what they described As the massive nature of the response were considering the possibility of stacking the transcripts on the presidents desk during the television address. The White House said Nixon reached his decision sunday and was considering a nationwide broadcast to Dis close it. The White House by Lohse Cook refused to confirm news associated press writer reports that Nixon had decide residents of the mid red on the broadcast. Atlantic states and new As the week began two top England have been hardest republicans said it would be hit by rising electricity rates inadequate for Nixon to turn an associated press Survey Over transcripts but not sub shows. Consumers in the Poen aed tape recordings to Midwest were least of the House judiciary com felted. Mittee. That View was taken the a asked Public ser by former atty. Gen. Elliot vice commissions and l. Richardson and sen. Utilities in the 50 states for Jacob k. Javits r-n.y., in the average monthly separate television inter electric Bill now and in 1973, views sunday. Paid by a consumer who uses Nixon spent much of the the Standard appliances but weekend at his Camp David does not heat his Home with md., Retreat working on his electricity response. He had scheduled Public or company of his return for today but flew facials in 39 states provided a a specific figures that could be see Nixon on 2a used Jor comparisons. Spokesmen in the remaining i states said they could not provide the figures asked or. Offered incomplete in amusements.7b a a formation. Bridge12b classified ads7-11b the Survey found the mid comic sub Atlantic states a where crossword12b utilities rely heavily on in editorials4a ported crude Oil to fuel their financial2a generators a experienced obituaries.2b the sharpest Rise. The sports3-5b average electric Bill in the television a five state Region went from women a news6-8a $20 19 in the Early months of weather.3a 1973 to $24 84 this year a an stans a foreground and Mitchell top left leave court to Toto rising electric rates hit Atlantic states increase of 23 per cent. Residents of the six new England states paid an average of 17 per cent More each month this year than they did in 1973. The average Bill in the a Survey was $17.24 in 1973 and $20.19 in 1974. Consumers in the Midwest seem to be faring Best. Their average Bill has risen Only 3 per cent in the past year from $14.33 to $14.81. The a Survey showed residents of the Southwest Are paying 14 per cent More than a year ago those in the West and Northwest Are paying 6 per cent More and those in the South Are paying 8 per cent More. The statistics provided were not uniform. People in different states used different amounts of electricity. Some officials took an average number of kilowatts a 500 for example a and figured out what the Bill would be for that amount of electricity in 1973 and 1974. Other utilities provided specific consumption figures a 528 kilowatts in 1973, for example is. 516 in 1974 a and exact Bills for each amount. The a Survey broke the 39 responding states into six regions and figured out the average Bill in each Region. The Survey does not attempt to determine where electricity is most expensive simply where it has gone up the most. Because of the diverse types of information provided by the utilities it was difficult to make comparisons. Some companies included taxes a which varied from area to area others excluded such levies. Fuel adjustment charges a rate changes reflecting higher or lower costs for crude Oil and other fuels a Are not figured uniformly some utilities Are allowed to pass their charges on to customers automatically others must apply to state commissions. An earlier a Survey showed kilowatt per hour charges ranged from just Over a Penny in Nevada and Oregon to seven cents in new York City. See rising on a sex congressman Durham is dead aging lovers ready to take final step Seattle a George Starr will turn 90 wednesday. Florence Lidren turns 81 the same Day. They re celebrating by getting married. Starr who retired 14 years possibility of advanced placement courses was investigated co in to a demo r a to com several years ago and the following conclusions were reached Muttee was supposed to be it is an expensive undertaking. Special materials Are guest of Honor at a birthday required classes have to be Small necessitating additional party thrown by his old teachers. Friends. All students in the a classes have to take the exam which a a i laughed when they told is expensive a $27 per exam. Me Starr said. A i said to their Strong academic courses do prepare students for 10 get Roar fed a so passing the exam. They have students almost every year who to a try was a Walt he<1 t0 do pass an exam or two. The exams Are open to anyone Whoy wishes to take them. St?.rr mrs Lidren met most schools find it is impossible to offer advanced classes j it Edi r8�?~ in All academic areas so most students would not be Able to Job in the a service step up their College education a whole year. To do so is the Starr it who was Seattle pos exception rather than the Rule. Master at the time. Cot her a Job at a Post office contract station. But they did no to see each other again until about three months ago about a month after Starr a second wife died. He initiated the Romance by calling mrs. Lidren to ask if he could pay her a visit. A i thought about it for a Little while and said i guess it Hurt anything a she said. He began visiting once a week. Each time they sat on her Large Davenport and talked. She said that each time they sat a Little closer. A month ago he popped the question. A i was shocked a she said. Florence Lidren and George Starr a wire photo i Durham no. A former congressman Carl t. Durham of Chapel Hill a Democrat who served in the . House of representatives for 22 years before retiring in 1961, died today at Duke University medical Center Here a Hospital spokesman said. He was 81. The Hospital spokesman said Durham died at 9 15 he had been in declining health and had been hospitalized since March to. Some members of his family were at his bedside when Durham died. Durham represented the old 6th District of Orange Durham Alamance and Guilford counties. He was elected in 1938 under unusual circumstances. The democratic party a nominee died 12 Days before the general election and the District democratic congressional committee selected Durham to take the place of the deceased nominee. There was no Republican opposition. Durham was then elected to to More consecutive terms before. Durham was twice chairman of the joint atomic Energy committee in Congress. He headed an Early space committee and was vice chairman of the House armed services committee. In january 1961, Durham did what Many men Only talk about at the height of his Carl t. Durham congressional career he retired to a spend More time with my grandchildren a announcing his plans to retire in 1959, Durham then 68. Told newsmen a i have seen too Many members of Congress hang on until they become decrepit. When my term expires. Plan to go Back to Chapel Hill and enjoy Durham said he was a getting old and did no to want to outlive his usefulness. In 1963, after his retirement Durham told the associated press a a in a enjoying myself taking my time about doing things i vef see sex Congre a Man on 2 a

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