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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - January 1, 1974, High Point, North Carolina The weather colder rain More data on Page 2a a oth year no. I the High Point Enterprise High Point n. C., tuesday afternoon january 1,1974 22 pages Call us circulation882-1719 classified ads 885-2177 All other departments 885-2161 daily 10c, sunday 25c eighth recipient of Honor de Mendenhall High Point s Man of the year for 1973 by Robert Marks Enterprise staff writer in their travels during 1973, Many High pointers often had this experience. At a business meeting or a social event someone would ask Quot Are you from High Point do you know de Mendenhall Quot the usual response from the pleased High Pointer was yes he knew de Mendenhall As does almost everyone else in High Point either personally or by name. Invariably the questioner would add How fortunate High Point is to have a Man of the character and ability of de Mendenhall As one of its citizens. 1973 was the year Edward e. Mendenhall or. Became a member of the Federal National mortgage Assn. Advisory committee. It is the latest in a series of important positions he has held at the National level in recent years. 1973 was also the year in which de Mendenhall continued to make his quiet and conductive presence known in High Point through such Community activities As the High Point memorial Hospital. Maryfield nursing Home the Myca and through his business leadership and a experience in the Field of real estate. Var it v a a amp i 1 j a a a a a a in Edward e. Mendenhall or. For these reasons de Mendenhall is High Point s Man of the year for 1973. The eighth Man to receive the distinction Mendenhall was 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. Selected for the Honor by vote of the previous seven men who have been chosen Man of the year in High Point. The Enterprise inaugurated the annual selection in 1966, when p. Hunter Dalton or. Was chosen As the first Man of the year in the City. The Man of the year for 1972 was Henry a. Foscue. While for Many in High Point 1973 was a year of disagreement and controversy Mendenhall was a constructive voice through a wide Range of Community activities. As a member of its Board of trustees he helped guide memorial Hospital through the completion of a major expansion and the implementation of an outpatient clinic service. The outpatient clinic is regarded As a significant step in improving changing hands follows heavy Snow q. I receive a Check at the Guilford county department of social services through the Aid to the aged and disabled program and heard that i wont get a Check after december. This is my Only income. Can you find out if this is True and let me know what a going to happen in january m. R. A. In january 1974, a new program will be started by the social Security administration called supplemental Security income. The ssi program will replace the old Public assistance programs called Aid to the aged Blind and disabled which have been handled previously by the Guilford county department of social services. It is believed the new ssi program will reach More people than the old Public assistance programs because the requirements Are More Liberal and a person is allowed to have More income. Also the payment will be higher under the new program. Beginning in january the department of social services will no longer Issue checks to the aged disabled and Blind persons in the Public assistance categories. This will become the responsibility of the social Security administration. Any questions a person receiving this Aid May have regarding his january Check should be directed to the social Security administration and not the Guilford county department of social services. The social Security office at 518 n. Hamilton Street is open Between the hours of 9 and 4 30 and the Telephone number is 883-4166. The department of social services will continue to administer All categories under the medicaid program and the Aid to families with dependent children program so questions concerning these programs should still be directed to their office whose Telephone is 883-7136. Tree of life q. How did a tree become a part of Christmas traditions and who were the first people to use decorations on them mrs. W. J. A. Trees were worshipped in ancient Days in Seanda Navia and when the people were converted to christianity they made Evergreen Trees a part of their Christian festivals. One legend tells that the first Christmas tree was shown in a Miracle to an English missionary name Winfrid later called Boniface. About 1200 years ago he was travelling through Germany and came upon a group of heathens at an Oak tree getting ready to sacrifice a youth to the god Thor. Winfrid stopped them Cut Down the a a blood Oak and As it fell a Young fir tree appeared. Winfred told them it was the tree of life representing Christ. According to another Story Martin Luther was the first to use lights on a Christmas tree to represent the Beauty and glory of the stars Over Bethlehem. The germans were probably the first to use stars Angels toys gilded nuts and brightly wrapped candies on their Trees later adding tinsel and lighted candles. Minus 126.9 q. What is the record for the coldest temperature on Earth b. P. A. The lowest officially recorded was made at one of the russian bases in Antarctica -126.9 degrees f. Sound off action line has received a request from a person out of state who wishes to get All the copies of the Greensboro daily news for december 1972 for which he is willing to pay. If anyone has All these issues will you please Call action line and Well give you the name and address. The request is from a prisoner who does not have Access to a microfilm Reader. Arctic cold dips into mid nation by the associated press bitter cold Arctic air gripped the Middle of the nation today giving new years revellers an extra headache. Temperatures dipped into the mid-20s in Central Texas and were below Zero As far South As Kansas and Missouri following a major Snow storm that dumped More than a foot of Snow on places from the Central Plains to the Eastern states monday. Many motorists stayed inside today because of hazardous Road conditions and a shortage of Gas and automobile services. Zero or near Zero temperatures kept Salt from loosening ice cover. Snow lingered in the Western Rockies the Central Plains and from the mid Mississippi Valley across the Ohio Valley and great lakes into upper new England. Freezing rain glazed highways and streets from the Ohio Valley into lower new England. Rain and showers also swept Central California Price boost Many stations open authorized for fuel medical health care service in High Point. As chairman of the Maryfield advisory Council Mendenhall presided Over an expansion of Maryfield nursing Home. The addition at a Cost of $1,271,692, increased the capacity of the nursing Home to 105 Beds. Renovations were also made to the Kitchen and to the grounds of the Home on the Eastern Boundary of High Point. As a member of the Board of directors of the High Point Myca Mendenhall is chairman of the program facility development and placement committee. The committee has the responsibility for formulating plans for the location and development of a new Myca building in High Point. Mendenhall also serves As a member of the House and property committee for the Myca. These activities plus his commitment to the society of friends a he is a member of High Point friends meeting a and his membership in the rotary club have brought to Mendenhall respect and Friendship from a Large number of High pointers. A a i have never known him to turn Down a Good cause a said one Man who knows Mendenhall Well. A the is identified with every Good thing in the Community a said another who has been associated with him in Community projects for Many years. A native of Greensboro Mendenhall is one of eight children born to Edward Emerson Mendenhall and Ida Allred Mendenhall. The family name goes Back at least to the 18th Century in the history of Guilford county and the society of friends in Piedmont North Carolina. Mendenhall a leadership in the society of friends includes service As a trustee of Guilford College and As a trustee and clerk of the monthly meeting see de Mendenhall on 2a and an area from the Eastern Gulf coast states to the Southern appalachians. Heavy Rains fell on Alabama and Georgia where several tornadoes touched Down monday. No serious injuries were reported. Fifteen Homes were damaged by a Tornado in southwestern Georgia and a House trailer was destroyed near Griffin a. The National weather service predicted that the extreme cold would linger through the weekend in Minnesota where the temperature fell to a dec. 31 record of 24 below Zero monday night at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Bemidji minn., recorded the lowest temperatures Early monday with a 35. Record lows for Jan. I were common throughout the mid continent. Many school districts announced that classes would not resume wednesday because of the cold Lack of heating Oil and dangerous highways. By Don Waters associated press writer Washington a the government has Given the nations Petroleum wholesalers and retailers the go ahead for a Price boost that could Cost Consumers 1.5 cents More per gallon for gasoline heating Oil and diesel fuel. The Federal Energy office announced monday it was permitting retailers to raise their prices by a Penny per gallon and wholesalers by a half cent in january to Quot offset increased no product a week ago the office approved similar increases totalling 2.3 cents a gallon phased Over several weeks to compensate for higher crude Oil costs. The office coupled its Price boost with a vow by president Nixon that the administration would work vigorously to Quot find out if Price gouging improper allocations or hoarding is taking place and see that the penalties Are strongly during a Telephone conference with Energy chief William e. Simon Nixon also said he was pleased a at the responsible Way the american people Are complying with conservation requests a a spokesman said. In a statement read to reporters by an associate Simon said mondays actions were aimed at easing some of the financial Hurt suffered by retailers. A Price controls have required them to absorb rising operating costs and allocation rules have reduced the Quantity of products available for Sale a the statement added. The latest Price increases Are in addition to once a month boosts also permitted Oil companies As compensation for increased product costs if justified in Advance. As part of that program three Oil companies said monday they intend to raise their prices for gasoline heating Oil and diesel fuel. Shell Oil co. Said heating Oil and diesel fuel would go up 4.5 cents a gallon and gasoline a Penny a gallon. Standard Oil of California said it was boosting prices by two cents a gallon for gasoline 3.5 cents for diesel fuel and three cents for heating Oil. Union Oil of California disclosed a four cent a gallon gasoline increase. As of a week ago the retail Price of regular gasoline averaged 43.3 cents a gallon Simon a office said. Whatever the Price Many motorists had problems finding gasoline monday As service stations across the nation pumped the last of their monthly allotments of fuel into Long lines of automobiles. Surveys in several metropolitan areas indicated that Drivers faced even More Bleak prospects at finding an open tilling station today because of the new years Day Holiday. State s Gas Supply holds by the associated press that much sought commodity called gasoline will not be exceptionally hard to find on new years Day today if a Carolina motor club Sample Survey of Charlotte is representative of the state. The club checked with 70 stations and about half said they would be open today. Earlier Avery Upchurch of Raleigh executive director of the North Carolina service station association predicted that the number of stations closed today would depend on How much gasoline dealers sold on new years eve. Wayne Mullis president of the Charlotte Branch of the service station association said More gasoline might be available today than monday since some dealers will receive their new months Supply. Mullis said he and other dealers Are awaiting the word that will allow them to increase the Cost of gasoline. Federal Energy chief William e. Simon has predicted an eight toll cent increase in the Price of gasoline per gallon. A we will get a fairly sizeable increase probably the largest since the Cost of living Council said Oil companies could go up on prices once a month a Mullis predicted. Meanwhile warnings have been issued about the dangers of gasoline. The director of service for the Carolina motor club Ray Nash cautioned that siphoning Gas can be dangerous As can carrying an extra Supply of Gas in the trunk of a car. Beginning sunday it will be illegal in North Carolina to carry More than two Gallons of Gas in a closed compartment such As a trunk except from the place of Purchase to the Home. Nash said siphoning can cause nausea coughing and lung inflammation that might Lead to pneumonia. He said he has Learned from medical authorities that the inhalation of Large quantities of gasoline can cause convulsions and depression of the Central nervous system. He advises that if it is necessary to Siphon Gas from one car to another buying a siphoning kit from a hardware store would not be a investment. Bad new israeli government i in doubt by Marcus Eliason associated press writer Jerusalem a election losses by Premier Golda Meir a labor forces left the makeup of israelis next government in doubt today. Returns wednesday from the thousands of soldiers votes cast on the syrian and Suez fronts could be decisive. With the votes counted in More than a third of the 4,100 civilian precincts unofficial returns indicated that mrs. Meir a socialist labovites would win 51 seats in the 120-seat Knesset or a loss of five and the right Wing liked coalition would pick up six for a total of 38. Labor had 41.9 per cent of the vote liked 27.1. It had been a foregone conclusion. Even before the election. That the new government would be a coalition As All the governments in israelis 25 years As a nation have been. But some political commentators doubted that mrs. Meir could Muster enough support from other parties to form a Strong majority there was speculation that the political bargaining now in Prospect would delay the resumption of the Arab israeli peace conference in Geneva. There were also suggestions that because of the right Wing gains whatever government emerged would have to take a harder line on the return of Arab territories occupied in the 1967 War. The stand to be taken at Geneva was the chief Issue in the election Campaign and mrs. Meir and her supporters had hoped for a Strong endorsement of their policy of territorial concessions to the arabs. But i Kudo a gains were evidence of support for the right wingers Contention that any contraction of israelis present frontiers would threaten the safety of the jewish state. Liked Leader Menahem begin claimed that he would Muster a bloc of 55 members in the new Knesset including religious party members an some labovites who oppose return of any of the occupied territory. He claimed Only 52 members would support mrs. Meir a More conciliatory policy. Shortage keeps most at Home by Nick Tatro associated press writer with gasoline pumps locked up for the Holiday Many americans Are spending the first Day of the new year close to Home. Officials estimated that up to 95 per cent of the service stations in some areas would be closed until wednesday morning. Jack Houston director of the Georgia association of Petroleum retailers said he thinks Many Gas station operators will enjoy the Opportunity to spend the Holiday relaxing. Quot in the past station operators have been denied the right of holidays and forced to stay open Long hours by the Oil companies a he said. Quot with the pressure of the Energy crisis they can close and i think most in Maryland Ai Independent retail service station association official said Quot i Haven to talked to a single station that will be in Oregon about 154 service stations opened on monday Many for Only a few hours before their fuel supplies ran out. The automobile club of Oregon predicted Only 54 would open today. And in Arizona Only about 15 per cent of the stations pumped Gas on monday and fewer were expected to pump Gas today. What s inside j amusements 6b Bridge. By c classified ads. 6-9b comics. .9a crossword. .6b editorials. .4a financial. .2 a obituaries .2b sports. .3-5b television .5b women a news .6-8 a weather. .3 a kidnapped girl Back unharmed Kathy l. Morris Daytona Beach Fla. Apr Quot our prayers have been answered. Shes Home and she a Safe a said Ernest Morris when his abducted daughter was returned unharmed. Morris and his daughter 20-year-old Kathy l. Morris arrived Home just hours before 1974 began. She had been abducted Early sunday while attending a birthday party at a friends Home. On monday a Motorist in Nixon s problems enter new year president Nixon by Jeffrey Mills associated press writer Washington a president Nixon a watergate problems Promise to continue to dog him in the election year of 1974. Special watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski said monday that grand juries Are expected to vote on indictments in january and february Quot in a substantial number of major Jaworski did not say who or what the indictments would involve but it is known that several one time top presidential aides and intimates have been the target of grand jury investigations. Meanwhile Nixon faces a subpoena by the Senate water Gate committee seeking around 500 White House documents and tapes. Aides have indicated the White House will attempt to Block any Effort by the committee to gain wide Access to presidential files perhaps triggering fresh court Battles. The committee is due to wind up its investigation and report its findings by feb. 28, but the deadline May have to be extended. In addition the House judiciary committee is study ing whether there is evidence warranting impeachment action against Nixon. Chairman Peter w. Rodino says his committee Hopes to submit its recommendation on impeachment to the House by april i. Congressional republicans Are known to wish that the impeachment question be settled Well before the fall elections of House and Senate members. Jaworski a year end report said investigations Are continuing Quot in various areas within the special prosecutors jurisdiction. Including the review of White House the original grand jury in panelled june 5, 1972�?12 Days before the second watergate break in has been hearing evidence about the incident and cover up. Another grand jury soon to be joined by a third has been investigating the White House plumbers including the Ells Berg psychiatrist break in financial aspects of the Nixon reelection Campaign including the itt and milk fund cases and Campaign espionage and dirty tricks. Indictments in the watergate Case were first reported imminent after the resignation last april of top see Nixon s on 2a Ocala 80 Miles from Here heard miss Morris cry for help from inside the trunk of an abandoned car. He forced the trunk open and freed her. The Morrisey travelled to Ocala and after Kathy underwent medical observation at a local Hospital brought her Home. Quot the deputies did no task her anything about the Man who stole her away a said Morris an insurance agent during a Telephone interview. Quot they just told us to go and take her Home and Praise god that she Wasny to police gave this account of the events that preceded the reunion of parents and daughter miss Morris who attends Daytona Beach Community College and two other girls were celebrating the birthday of Pattie Malarney at the Daytona Beach Home of miss Malarney a parents or. And mrs. Ernest Malarney. About 2 a m. Est a Man in his Early 20s and armed with a pistol burst through the front door. The Man started to leave the House after slapping the four girls around and stealing their Money and a stereo set. But he see kidnapped on 2a

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