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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - February 12, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Weather Cloudy Rainy Moro data on Page a 88th year a no. 43 High Point Enterprise what s inside amusements 6b Bridge. 3b classified ads 3b comics. A crossword. 3b editorials. 4a obituaries 3a sports. In television. 5a weather. 5a High Point n. A saturday afternoon february 12, 1972 14 pages Call us circulation. 882-1719 classified ads. 885-2177 All other departments 885-2161 daily 10c, sunday 25c Consumers pay More for food by Don Kendall associated press writer Washington a Consumers last year paid $21 More for a a Market baskets list of food items but Farmers got Only $1 of the 1971 increase. Middlemen pocketed the rest according to a new analysis by the agriculture department. Put on another basis Farmers last year got Only 38 cents of each Dollar Consumers spent on food Down one cent from 1970. The report issued Friday was another in a series issued by usha this week on food prices. Earlier the department predicted supermarket grocery prices will Rise this year about 4 per cent compared with a 2.4-per-cent gain in 1971. But that includes All food Consumers buy at retail stores imported and seafood products As Well As items which begin on . Farms. The Market Basket list includes Only farm originated food products and is used to gauge where the consumer Dollar goes. On that basis the latest report said Farmers can expect a larger share of consumer food spending in 1972. Also middlemen will Widen their margins. A if marketing spreads Widen about As much As they did in 1971 and returns to Farmers strengthen the retail Cost of the Market Basket of . Farm foods May Rise about 3.5 per cent compared with last years Rise of 1.7 per cent a the report said. For All of 1971, the Market Basket list totalled an average of $1,244 for a typical family. In 1970 the same items Cost shoppers $1,223 for the entire year. Farmers in 1971 received $477 of the Tab and middlemen $767. Those shares compare with $476 for Farmers in 1970 and $747 that year for transporting processing and merchandising the products Between the farm Gate and consumer shopping carts. The report made no prediction on the expected Dollar costs of Market Basket food in 1972. Or it a Jiff it saw Fri a my f r a congratulated after anti War speech Al Hubbard of new York second from right is congratulated after making an anti War speech at the world Assembly for peace and Independence of the indochinese Peoples in Versailles Paris Friday. Congratulating him Are from left delegates from South Vietnam North Vietnam and Cambodia who were present at the rally. In the foreground is Laurent Lucas of the French workers Union. Hubbard and the . Delegation to the meeting were the Center of attention at the rally a p it Mph a Mills seeks nomination by Robert l. Campbell associated press writer responding to a Campaign generated by Home state supporters and congressional colleagues. Rep. Wilbur d Mills chairman of the House ways and Means committee and a leading figure in Many a Capitol Hill scrap says he will actively seek the democratic presidential nomination. A Mills moved off the list of presidential Fence Sitters and into the Battle proper Friday with the announcement that he knew his Arkansas delegation would nominate him at the democratic convention and that he a intended to be in Miami seeking the support of other the statement ending a period in which Mills said he was not a candidate but would not fight a convention draft came after his Nim was entered in the Wisconsin Ani Nebraska primaries. Mills office said the congressman has written to the Wisconsin Ami Nebraska secretaries of state that he could not in Good conscience sign the required affidavits to remove his name from the ballot. Such a move Mills wrote w it us a require him to say a the is not now an i does not intend to be a candidate for Mills whose committee handles All tax legislation has been a member of Congress since 1939 he is considered an expert on internal Revenue matters and an effective Backer of tax policies traditionally espoused by the democrats. Mills is reported to have tile support of Many fell a is in therner to run for the Percsi Cucvas Well As being a favorite son in Arkansas. Meanwhile. Secretary of state w Iliam p. A ers made it known he will give special foreign policy Ireum s to. Ii Canali is starting liter winnowing Oil process has ii or v e l the n it a crowded fiend a men Ament spokesmen confirmed a is when asked about a Call by sen. Hubert h Humphrey i pm inn for the administration to give in depth discussions to keep candidates informed. The state department said the briefings probably would not Start until after Rogers returns from his trip to peking with president Nixon bombers Pound enemy positions by George Esper associated press writer Saigon a the United states has launched its biggest Aerial Campaign across South Vietnam in More than 18 months hoping to crush a communist buildup along South Vietnam a Western Borders. Ranging Over Jungle infiltration networks Supply routes staging areas and storage Sites . Tactical fighter bombers and b 52 heavy bombers made about 200 strike 3 Friday and today in Northern and Central South Vietnam. Informants said a North vietnamese buildup of troops and supplies is continuing in the regions along South Vietnam a Western Frontier bordering Laos but that they did not anticipate a major offensive until after the tet lunar new year celebrations which begin tuesday. The Viet Cong have announced a four Day cease fire for tet beginning at i a m. Saigon time monday. The allies have said they will observe a 24-hour cease fire effective at 6 . Monday. The . Command announced that Navy and air Force figh or bombers made 172 strikes in South Vietnam luring the 24-hour period ending at Dawn today the most in 3ne Day since september 1970. This raised to 356 the total number of strikes flown by american fighter bombers in Vietnam alone during the past three Days compared to an average of less than to a Day during the past four months. Other air Force and Navy planes kept up the pressure on the other Side of South Vietnam a Border making about 200 strikes against the to Chi Minh Trail Supply network. The . Command also reported that b52 bombers flew 12 missions in South Vietnam the highest number since january 1970. The command does not disclose the specific number of b52 bombers on each Mission but most Range from one to three. Most of the latest missions reported were one plane strikes sources said All but two of the . Strikes in South Vietnam were concentrated in the northernmost provinces below the demilitarized zone in the Central Highlands and along the Central coastal Plain. This a is where . Officials have been predicting a big enemy push. With american ground troops Down to less than a dozen infantry battalions mostly in a Security role the United states is relying heavily on air Power in Hopes of delaying a communist offensive. Dock strikers consider offer by Richard h. Smith associated press writer san Francisco a longshoremen a Union leaders from Seattle to san Diego meet today to discuss a tentative settlement in the 127-Day Dock strike and arrange for a ratification ballot by 13,000 West coast members. The caucus closed to outsiders and held under strict secrecy rules for the to delegates could continue into monday leaders said a sunday session seemed certain voting on the proposed settlement probably will take a week or More. Meanwhile a spokesman for the International longshoremen a association on the East and Gulf coasts said his unions 45.000 members Are to vote on a new contract by March 8. East coast dockworkers struck from oct. I to nov. 26 when president Nixon imposed a Taft Hartley injunction there. Harry Bridges president of the International longshoremen a and warehousemen s Union. Said 1lwu members wont go Back to their West coast jobs until they approve the proposed two year agreement in a secret ballot that a the Way the strike be farm exports set new High w Ashington a farm exports set a new Calendar year value record in 1971 of $7 7 billion despite Dock strikes and a drop in the volume shipped for some commodities including wheat and feed grains says the agriculture department a we Are naturally very pleased at achieving this record level in the face of a very difficult Export situation because of the agriculture Secre Rry Earl l. Butz said in a statement. A but we Are also disappointed because it would have been a great Deal higher it our farm products had been role to move freely to foreign he added. Soybeans including a Al and Oil products totalled f1.97 Bil lion last year up la per cent in value from 1970. Actual volume of soybeans was Down but higher prices boosted lie value. Export quantities of meat and nil increased. Export values of wheat and flour declined to $1.09 billion from $1 la billion in 1970. The volume dropped from 712 million bushels in 1970 to 654 million last year. Feed grains not broken Down As to types in the report totalled $971 million last year Down 9 per cent. Volume of shipments dropped 14 per cent from 195 million tons to $168 million. Rice exports dropped to 1.5 million metric ton a from 18 million in 1970. Their value de dined 18 per cent to $256 million. Protestants urged to fight propaganda7 by Colin Frost associated press writer Belfast. Northern Ireland map a prime minister Brian Faulkner has appealed to Northern Ireland s protestants to finance a Campaign to counter a vicious propaganda being poured out against us by militant roman catholics who want the British province merged with the Irish Republic. A we must actively publicize our determination to stay British a Faulkner declared Friday night. A it is not enough for the governments voice to be heard. It is also vital that the voice of the Ordinary people of l ister comes across loud and leaders of the Catholic minority meanwhile announced that the third sunday demonstration in As Many weeks would be held in the agricultural Community of Enniskillen 6i Miles Southwest of Belfast to protest the provincial governments policy of interning suspected members of the Irish out trial the Ira is waging a guerrilla War against 15.000 British troops stationed in the province. Faulkner s Appeal for Cash highlighted the belief among Many protestants that a skillful propagandists of the Ira have captured the sympathies of the world press. Compared to the coverage Given Catholic grievances they say protestant grievances against terrorist bombings and shootings of troops and policemen get Little press attention. A for every Newspaperman i take to the protestants in the Shankill Road i take a dozen to the catholics in the Falls a said a protestant tax Driver a we Are the majority he said a but the other Side gets All the pan july i at the 24 ports and that s the Way it will end said Bridges who headed the negotiating committee which has recommended approval. After the Iwu caucus acts the 122 employer members of the Pacific maritime association will vote on the tentative agreement reached tuesday. They agreed on economic issues and will submit noneconomic tines to private arbitration president Nixon received authority wednesday for Obj Congress to order an immediate end to the strike. The White House has said the authority will be held pending the Iwu ratification vote. Nixon invoked the Taft Hartley act to Send the strikers Back to their jobs oct. 9 after their strike was too Days old. Thev resumed the walkout Jan. 17. A key Issue in the contract dispute was an Iwu demand for Protection of its jurisdiction Over jobs stuffing and Tuffing containers. The Iwu claims to have lost 1.500 jobs on containers in the last two years most of them to the teamsters Union. Egyptians May agree to talks by Bill Kosman Facio Cittad Prtini writer Washington a egyptian diplomats have hinted strongly their government May agree to face to face negotiations with Israel if that country makes a firm withdrawal commitment the Washington based diplomats. Who could not be named also said Friday that the government of president Anwar Sadat might drop its insistence on crossing the Suez canal if the israelis make a a Clear commitment to withdraw to prewar Borders within six months. Prime minister Golda Meir of Israel has maintained that no egyptian troops should Eros the canal if Israel withdraws from the prime defense line in accordance with the . Proposal to reopen the stalled waterway. The egyptians have insisted their troops Cross the canal. While the egyptians have shunned direct negotiations Israel has maintained that Only face to face talks would produce real peace in the Middle East the egyptian diplomats made it Clear that an israeli withdrawal must be to the boundaries that existed before the 1967 War. However. Israel has said modifications of those Borders Are necessary because they did not give the country Security. Life Calls manuscript of Hughes Book hoax Capp fined cartoonist Al Capp top left leaves the eau Claire wis. Circuit court Friday after he was fined $500 on a plea of guilty to attempted adultery. The charge resulted from a statement to authorities by a University coed last april i. Two other morals charges were dropped by the District attorney in a plea agreement worked out with the cartoonists attorneys. Cap w ire photo by the associated press life Magazine says it has cancelled plans to publish excerpts from a purported autobiography of billionaire Howard Hughes after determining that the manuscript is a hoax perpetrated by Clifford Irving. The Magazine s Parent company time inc., dropped the agreement with Mcgraw Hill inc., on Friday and said in a statement it had Learned a How Irving put together the manuscript and carried out this hoax a Mcgraw Hill announced later it was still reconsidering its contract with Irving to publish lie manuscript As a Book but had a discovered additional information concerning a possible source of the the information it said was provided by James Phelan a free Lance investigative reporter who collaborated with former Hughes aide Noah Dietrict on a forthcoming Book about the industrialist. Phelan spent Friday helping both Mcgraw Hill and time piece together details on How the Hughes Book was assembled. Time said it would release these details in a cover Story in next weeks time Magazine. Mcgraw Hill also announced that its handwriting consultant Osborne associates had issued a a revised report which casts doubt on the authenticity of correspondence Irving showed to Back his claim that Hughes had authorized the Book. Neither Irving nor his attorney could be reached for com % ment. A police handwriting expert who studied the alleged correspondence Between Hughes and Irving told a new York county grand jury one of two panels investigating the Case that he too believed Irving s work a fraud

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