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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 20, 1973, High Point, North Carolina Ioc High Point Enterprise thursday december 20,1973 Harris Survey shaken to cast Public not ready president out Energy crisis to slow Economy Karris by lol is Harris by 73 to 21 per cent the american people overwhelmingly agree with the statement that president Nixon a has lost so much credibility that it will be hard for him to be accepted As president again a however the proposition that a the has reached the Point where he can no longer be an effective president and should resign for the Good of the country Quot is rejected by a razor thin 45 44 per cent with la per cent unable to make up their minds. One reason for this hesitancy on the part of the Public to pass final judgment on the president is the 56-35 per cent majority who feels a the is trying to do his Best in an almost impossible jobs and the Public has by no Means written off Richard Nixon a leadership capabilities especially in the sphere of foreign affairs. A Harris Survey conducted in mid november among a nationwide Cross Section of i 493 households found the following a by 82-12 per cent an overwhelming majority agrees that a the is not afraid to take decisive action As in his trips to peking and Moscow and in his recent handling of the Middle East this result is nearly the same As the 81-11 per cent who Felt the same in july 1972, shortly after the first news about watergate. A by 72-20 per cent people feel that Nixon is a experienced and smart especially in foreign this compares with the 71-17 per cent who agreed with that state ment in july 1972. A by 52-41 per cent a majority agrees that the president a is right to say it is More important for him to spend his time working for the country than to be trying to find out what happened in the watergate it this were All there were to report about the american people s views of their president today then it might be fairly concluded that Richard Nixon has retained the essential ingredients to sustain himself As a viable chief executive. But the erosion of Trust caused by watergate has seriously undermined that Hope. And the presidents standing on other key Domestic issues offers him Little Consolation. A by 63-29 per cent a majority agrees with the statement that a with the watergate mess he is no longer Able to give the country the moral leadership it a by 72-24 per cent the people agree with the charge that a the has not done an effective Job in controlling rises in the Cost of up from the 58-35 per cent who Felt that Way in february of this year. A by 64-21 per cent a majority feels a the and the republicans Are too close to big business a up from the 55-29 per cent who Felt that Way in september 1972. A by 49-33 per cent a plurality feels that a the spends too much time alone away from the White House and sees too few people Back in february of this year this charge was dismissed by 49-35 per cent. A by 50-27 per cent the people no longer believe Nixon stands a for the kind of change that a reversal of the 46-29 per cent who Felt his programs were right for the country last february. A by 51-33 per cent they also refuse to believe that president Nixon is a being unfairly blamed for things his aides did which he did t know a by a much closer 46-43 per cent they reject the idea that a the has been the victim of unfair attacks by the news thus the majority of the american people has been badly shaken by the watergate episode. Yet the Public draws Back from the critical a impeach or resign position. By John Cunniff a business analyst new York a possible effects of the Energy crush and economic downturn that Industry and government officials will be watching closely in 1974 a that some of the country a biggest companies might find themselves in a financial bind. Even amidst general Prosperity some companies have been in a highly insecure Money position. Now. With the Cost of doing business rising with cutbacks becoming a fact of life with raw materials unavailable these companies Are being presented with what appears to be an impossible situation. How they weather the storm depends to a Large extent on the abilities of management. But no management can for Long find acceptable substitutes for raw materials Energy and income. A that the railroads will be reborn. Amtrak the nations passenger Railroad service already is reporting a Rush for reservations As a result of High gasoline prices sunday shutdowns of service stations and the like. The question is whether Amtrak can capitalize on the situation and retrain americans so to speak so that they consider the rails an alternative to the automobile the plane and the bus. From Amtrak a Point of View the most disturbing deficiency is the Lack of Good rolling Stock. It wont do to merely transport passengers they must convince them that travel by rail is Superior to the Road or air. A that the Oil Industry will exploit the shortage to consolidate its hold Over the retailing of gasoline. Thousands of Independent service stations have already closed in the past six months. Whether this is by design or merely a consequence of the gasoline shortage is debatable. But the fact is that company owned stations seem to be fairing better than the independents. Should the latter be forced out of business leaving the retailing of gasoline to the producers there might arise considerable agitation for Congress and the courts to look into the monopoly aspects. A that the decline in new. Housing construction will get worse. Some economists now foresee a total of Only 1.7 million new housing units begun in 1974. Cockerham amp How an dispensing opticians in n main St. Phone ii?-jl4 Ltd it we fill any doctors prescription for glasses a Complete optical service a repairs a duplications off Street parking Robert l. He in done to miss the next Snow. Be ready with a new sled from High Point hardware priced from High Point 239 South main Haf Towaf stows hardware phone 882-3327 open daily 8am-5 30 pm saturday 8am-5pm item give a gift life High v4 Point Ltd blood drive a a december 21 noon 5 30pm Sheraton hotel Mezzanine thanks to the civic minded firms for sponsoring this and Carolina tire co. Kennedy Oil co. Sears Roebuck amp company 708 English Road 1703 Courtesy re. 101 South Wrenn c. Dewitt Holton Mabe amp company realtors Snipes radio amp television service si7 South main 9is North main 1414 Bridges drive it herds Martin twin theatre i amp la Southern Chrysler Plymouth College Village Southgate amp 1801 Westchester drive 901 South main ?112 Westchester drive my tarty drug company Tobios first Federal savings amp loan association 178 Church 101 North main i Westchester Moll 670 North main Mendenhall Moore insurance Agency inc. Wagner tire service Holiday Lincoln Mercury 118 Church 300 Church 7100 South main amp 7400 West Green Piedmont savings amp loan association Westchester mall Hollingsworth american 700 North main your local am dealer Rose furniture company Jorretta a stationery company 714 South Elm 106 North Wrenn sponsored by High Point Jaycees a Gap to Channel 8we�?Tll be there to thank you for coming

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