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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 7, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 12b High Point Enterprise thursday March 7,1974 army officer s murder trial ends in mistrial Fayetteville . Apr the eight Day trial of army it. Col. Thomas Carroll Lodge 42. Of it. Gordon ga., on charges of first degree murder and arson in the death of a wac reservist he testified he was having an affair with ended in a mistrial wednesday. The Superior court jury of nine women and three men reported after deliberating six and one half hours and taking four votes that it was hopelessly deadlocked. Dist. Atty. Jack Thompson said he would prosecute the Case again before the end of the year. The jury Foreman told Fields 19 questions judge Harry Canaday the first two votes were eight to four and the second two were seven to five. He did not say whether the majority voted for or against conviction. But some jurors interviewed by reporters said one vote was seven to five for conviction on both capital charges. Lodge was accused in the death in a Motel room in Fayetteville last september of miss Jacqueline Mary Sichling also 42. Of Oxon Hill. My. Authorities said she had been killed by a blow on the head with a Sharp heavy instrument. The bed on which she Lay was on fire. Lodge who had been named executor of miss Sichling a will testified he met her in Fayetteville on sept. 8 to return $20,000 in Bonds he had borrowed from her to use As collateral for a Home improvement loan. He said he returned them but she must have slipped them Back in his suitcase because they were later found in his Possession at it. Gordon. Lodge testified he left Fayetteville at la . On sept. 8 and was Back at it. Gordon by 4 a m. On sept. 9, three hours before miss Sichling a body was found. President More composed keeps temper under control Washington a president Nixon came through his second news conference in nine Days with his sense of humor showing and his temper in Check. At the 39-minute televised and broadcast session wednesday night in the East room Nixon took in stride 19 questions. They ranged Between whether he would submit to Cross examination on watergate matters to a Challenge of whether he had said it was wrong to pay hush Money or Promise clemency to watergate defendants. The president appeared far less nervous than he had in his last appearance though his upper lip broke out in perspiration. He made an occasional slip of the Tongue. Five questions related to the tape recording of a March 21 presidential Carolina coach License revocation is requested Washington a rep. Robert e. Bauman. R-md., has asked the interstate Commerce commission to revoke the License of the Carolina coach co. He said he believes neither management nor the bus Drivers Are moving seriously to Settle a strike which began last december. He sent a letter w wednesday to inc chairman George m. Stafford urging the commission to Grant the franchise promptly to another bus firm so service can be resumed Carolina coach whose Drivers have been striking for higher pay operates in the North Carolina. South Carolina. Virginia and Maryland. Bauman said no other bus company serves Maryland a Eastern Shore. He said Many people there rely on Carolina coach and have no other Way of getting around. Bauman said that while he was mainly concerned with Maryland he was requesting revocation of the company a charter to operate any of its routes. Conversation. There were nine other questions on watergate matters and the others touched on inflation elections the Oil embargo the defense budget and Campaign Reform. He controlled his temper when asked if he considered crimes like perjury obstruction of Justice and conspiracy to be impeachable crimes a if they did apply to Nixon also managed a laughing comment when he was asked if he would pay for his own Legal defense if the attorney general ruled he should do so. The president said that if the House impeached him and he was a defendant he would then pay for his defense and he pointedly commented. A a i will find somebody to loan me the the press was better behaved at this session. There were no unruly shouts. Clark Mollenhoff an investigative reporter and columnist for the Des Moines Register Tribune who has been one of the loudest shooters in past news conferences was recognized by Nixon a but not to ask a question. Clemson Streak plan is rumoured by the associated press rumours at Clemson University persisted today that a mass nude run of five Miles from the Campus and Back was being planned for tonight. The report was that up to 5.000 of the colleges about 8,-000 students might take part. Streaking in such numbers would eclipse the record claimed by streakers at the University of South Carolina after an estimated 500 or More made daring dashes about the Campus at Columbia. President Thomas f. Jones of South Carolina May have cooled off aspirants there with his statement wednesday calling for a halt from Quot exhibitionist students and saying the a Mammoth bacchanalian Celebration a has gone far enough. A similar statement at Furman University came tuesday after a streaking outburst by a few students monday night. Within an hour there were two dozen or More streakers on the Campus. A coed at Clemson whose student body is mostly men was reported being advised by her Mother to be sure to Wear shoes if she joined in any streaking. Another coed said her Mother just wrote a no that coed reported the instructors a Are giving advice on streaking. They have really been so far Campus administrative and police attitudes have been not to interfere As Long As the nude runs Are confined to the Campus. City police have taken the same position. The streaking episodes have drawn crowds ranging from a Hundred or so. To ones police say probably hit 1,500 or More at the University of South Carolina. A few coeds have taken part at coed campuses and at Winthrop College whose Only men Are Day students. . Legislators feel special Purchase steel belted m my a in a radial Klems. With full 40,000-mile guarantee 40,000 mileage guaranteed Zeta 40m Tith. Fr78-14 plus 2.81 fed. Tax uniroyal steel belted radials save Cas too Over non radial tiros other suet available at big saving Over blemished. Non w a mileage guaranteed a Ltd 9# m i a. 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Tel. 885-2007 streaking just another fad by Noel Yancey associated press writer Raleigh apr its just another fad that will soon pass. That was the consensus of a group of tar Heel legislators who were asked about the latest College craze of streaking. A i think its just a springtime fad on the Campus a said rep. James e. Long a Alamance. He recalled in the past a a we be had Telephone Booth stuffing Volkswagen stuffing swallowing Gold fish All the other fads that crop out usually in the Spring a a id rather they a be doing this than marching and demonstrating a said rep. W. R. Roberson a Beaufort. Streakers reported at Queens Charlotte . Apr naked students at Queens College for women pranced on a dormitory roof waved at admirers from windows and dashed across the Campus wednesday night. The performance began around la ., an hour after 20 girls and one male streaked Between two buildings on the Campus Here. City and Campus police watched the spectacle but made no arrests. A i watched it on television. The crowd acted like it was very a a i think its Spring fever a said rep. W. P. Kemp Dwayne. A a it a just getting rid of frustrations and pent up emotions and joining the crowd. But i Hope its a fad that will Wear off pretty a Spring in the Orchard sends the sap shooting a was the answer of sen. Hamilton Horton a Forsyth As he quoted the poet . Eliot. A i done to think its anything to get excited about a said rep. Thomas Gilmore a d. Guilford. A i can think of a lot of worse things going on in our state and a i done to really approve of it but i done to get that excited about it a Gilmore added. Rep. John Stevens a Bun Combe expressed the opinion that often the human body is More attractive by what is hidden than by what it a i would possibly classify myself As opposed to any Streaker ban Law a said Stevens As he repeated a Pun circulated by those who remember the speaker ban Law which the legislature enacted several years ago to control the speakers appearing on state supported College campuses. The ban was repealed after several years of controversy. A i think if any legislation is needed in that area on streaking it probably is already on the books a Stevens added. A a it a a fad a said rep. J. Guy Revelle d Northampton. A i remember when i was in College at Wake Forest. They had what was called cutting hair. They were trying to Cut All the boys one who took a More serious View of streaking was rep. Dan Lilley a Lenoir. 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