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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, High Point, North Carolina The High Point Enterprise an Independent newspaper Randall b. Terry president co publisher d. A. Rawley co publisher David a. Rawley jr., vice pres. Mrs. C. H. Lockwood vice pres. Joseph p. Rawley Gen. Mgr. Joe Brown editor Good morning 4a sunday March to 1974 in the Wake of an election the British Economy is stirring again. The immediate tangible result of the labor party s narrow Victory in the election feb. 28 was the settlement of the strike by the Coal miners. It would have been the same if the conservative party had been the Winner. Both Edward Heath the outgoing prime minister and Harold Wilson the new prime minister saw settlement of the Coal strike As the first order of business after the election. Very Likely a conservative settlement would have been the same As the labor settlement. Everyone agreed during the Campaign that the Coal miners were underpaid for the work they do in comparison with other British workers. The question arises then As to Why was the election held at All. In retrospect it appears that Heath miscalculated in calling for the election when he did. He saw the strike of the Coal miners As drawing such an Adverse reaction among the people already beset by inflation and a growing Trade deficit that they would return the conservatives with a larger majority in parliament. The voters however were not quite so turned off by the plight of the miners. Instead the election reflected a deeper concern among the people for longstanding class distinctions in Britain the general conditions of their lives the adjustment of great Britain to being a nation considerably less than a great world Power and its relationship with Europe in the common Market. The result in the voting was a standoff. Labor has a tenuous majority of five seats in the parliament in popular votes both parties totalled nearly the same. So close were the results that Heath sought to retain Power As the head of a minority government but was unable to reach an agreement with the liberals who with some six million votes and 14 seats in parliament can be a decisive influence on who is to govern and for How Long. Wilson has begun with the appearance. Of Confidence As the head of the new government. His Cabinet reflects the various groups in the labor party but is dominated by the stronger leftists a those who want greater nationalization for British Industry and business and More social welfare programs for the people. Wilson is also committed to a reexamination of the terms by which great Britain entered the common Market. And he must come to grips with a measure of Success against inflation and the Trade deficit. The Coal mine strike is ended and British Industry and businesses will soon be Back to a Normal work week. The problems of the British people will not be so easily resolved however. As their election reveals they Are not yet so sure themselves of which Way they want to go and who their leaders will be to take them there. Bond Selling will be difficult there is yet plenty of time to Analyse to compare and to listen to determine the advisability of the City a borrowing several million dollars through voted Bonds but the size of the Job of Selling them to the voters became substantially bigger last week. City Hall has As yet failed to sell All members of the Council on the need for All the issues then How much More difficult will it be to sell the people in a time of economic uncertainty a wonder if was Ever otherwise a there is increasing resistance to taking one additional debt. This is As True of the private citizen and his own family finances As it is for his government. In order to promote the Bonds effectively City Hall is going to have to make sunday Sermon a Strong Case for being unable to produce viable alternatives. Is it Noh possible to do As Many individuals have to do a fix it. Paint it. Make it do is everything in this $8.8 million package an overwhelming now need obviously some members of Council do not think so. And obviously they Are going to i my partners in opposition among those who remember promises of past years promises that May have been impossible of keeping. The Bond vote will not be held until May. Between now and then it is presumed that some organized Effort will be launched to respond to queries to explain needs and to make a Case for borrowing. From Here it looks like a Tough Row to Hoe. Not hopeless but hopeful Quot turn be to the stronghold be prisoners of Hope i will repay thee two Zephanah 9,12. Hope is one of life a Cardinal Virtues and by Means of it Many a despairing Man has found Comfort for his broken spirit the motto of my old graduating High school class was the latin phrase nil Despe Randum a never despair. When we classmates would meet in reunion in the years gone by our greeting would always be nil Despe Randum in simple words a always Hope a sometimes it has been difficult to be hopeful in the Darker Days of life sometimes we have almost surrendered to discouragement and defeat but always there lies somewhere in the human soul the Blessing of hopefulness. The old Prophet of Long ago. Zechariah was trying to cheer up the people of despondent Judah calling them a prisoners of Hope a promising them from god double compensation. In these times when so much evil abounds not Only in our land but around the world we Are continually called by the most High to be hopeful in his Good name. An incident in world w a i comes to mind in the struggle of the Allied armies. With German super forces pushing Back the failing lines of the allies Generalissimo Ferdinand Foch declared to his staff something like this Quot my right is retreating my left is shot to pieces what shall i do a the situation is excellent. I shall Advance with my Center and bring Victory a this he did in his Forward drive and Ever did he desist until the allies broke the mighty Hindenburg line bringing surrender to the German hordes. Such is the Way and manner of a great Hope in times of deadly fear. Gen. George Washington in the year 1776 was forced to evacuate the City of new York to the British being Donven Back Back across new Jersey and on into Pennsylvania one defeat after another. In the american army was a Man by the name of Thomas Paine Brave and heroic soul. This individual sat Down by the campfires and wrote hurriedly a pamphlet of Hope. It was called a the and it contained words of flaming fire for the disheartened Continentals. A these Are the times that try menus souls a he had written. A summer soldiers and Sunshine patriots go to hiding to save their skins but those who stand now will deserve the Honor of free men a he continued calling on All Brave and hopeful americans to keep up the fight and persist unto death. That pamphlet was printed by the thousands and distributed to soldiers and civilians alike it set aflame the causes of Liberty and Defiance toward King George the third. Never were a people so challenged to carry on the struggle for their Triumph Over seeming disaster. Those words of blessed Hope were the turning Pon t of the revolution. Washington and his half starved troops won the very next Battle and then another and at a hard View of City spending proposal by Holt Mcpherson Enterprise editor emeritus mayor Paul w. Clapp projected a Good idea for a bold Bond Issue of $5 or so million to catch up badly needed Street improvements but by the time City Halls bureaucracy got their knives out his idea had been Cut in. Half while an $8.5 millin Bond package had been loaded with things that May in some instances have been needed but that debt conscious voters Are unlikely to accept in Toto. Instead of meekly voting More taxes on themselves High pointers Are outs Okenly concerned with the mounting debt and costly financing to the Point now of demanding less spending. Already estimated taxes per american household have mounted to $5,070 a year. The streets badly in need of extensive repaving and some general overhauling have been too Long neglected to the Point of danger. Mayor Clapp who is doing a bang up Job of expediting needed improvements at a City Hall too Long lackadaisical about this City a needs sees clearly get a it of requests when i stay my 60/tar�?bot i Peay anyway av1 a a Ato Fri necessity of cutting spending especially for departments intent on building their own Little empires at taxpayer expense. There clearly Are too Many City employees too broadly spread programs too much disregard of those who must pay the Cost of an Over organized and under administered municipal government. A one thing that sits not at All Well with those who have responsibility for governing the Cit Yand there has been far too much disregard of the elected officials by a City Hall bureaucracy Bent upon thwarting rather than serving wishes of taxpayers and officials they entrust direction of this City to a is the inclusion of $2 million for electric utilities expansion. Two years ago when this City voted $5 million for that purpose a upped in one year from a $3,5 million Issue Defeated by voters a the Promise was definite there would be no need for further electric Bonds for at least to years. Now Here they Are Back asking an additional $2 million. That should be rejected by voters inasmuch As City manager Cheek and the Council were not wont to kill it As should have been done. This City issued no Bonds for a period of 30 years from 1927 to 1957. It because it had defaulted on its Bonds in the depression and a new schedule of payments was made that precluded further borrowing until that $12 million debt was liquidated. The Bonds taxpayers Are being asked to vote on May 7 would take the municipal indebtedness Well past the $50 million Mark a Money that has to be paid Back a and with interest that will be paid by children and grandchildren yet unborn. No wonder that bitter resistance against excessive taxes is causing a Long hard look at the gift horse of this municipal Bond Issue that in one instance alone proposes to add 5 cents to the City s tax rate a and that a Only a beginning of what Cheek and his cohorts have in their closets unless they Are told firmly and with positiveness to Stop needless spending. Generous support of their institution by those who Are serving it and in the past have served on their advisory Board took the approaching St. Patricks Day theme for a dinner for a Hundred or so of them to say a thank you for favors shown. It was a glorious occasion in which r h a i r in George a. Covington and sister Raymond presented each one individually. Then quite a number spoke Praise fully of those Sisters who give so unstinting by of themselves in care of the sick entrusted to a facility which ranks easily As North Carolinas finest of its kind. It was told How on the occasion of each major enhancement of Maryfield they had dug into their accumulated savings for major contributions running into six figures each of two times a their generosity encouraging others who could but provide the remaining needed funds As has been done successfully each time. The Sisters at Maryfield appreciative of the Loyal and one Bond Issue countywide Likely to find favor with voters on May 7 would replace with modern a stitch in time. Facilities evergreens inc., a nonprofit organization providing nursing Home and rest Home services in the old county Home and the former polio Hospital alongside it. What makes it especially palatable to High pointers is the inclusion of a 120-bed new rest Home facility Here in addition to the 320 Beds on the East Side of Greensboro. Careful investigation by knowledgeable High Point citizens has documented a critical shortage of rest Home services in this area of Guilford county. Provision of such services Here has not kept Pace with the rapid increase in the Over-65 population. Case workers say it is difficult to find placements for High Point citizens and Many must be placed far from their Home City. Moreover Long delays occur in locating Beds causing in Many cases hardships for the client family and friends. Aaron mired High Point architect is president of the evergreens and Graham Morgan is treasurer. This is something close to the hearts of All who know and recognize the plaintive Appeal of such need Here. Estimated effective added tax Cost would be less than one cent which makes it a bargain that be denied. The go ahead for three additional floors to top off the Commerce Street Wing of the Southern furniture exposition building company a furniture Market Complex has been Given As the eighth floor is to be poured this coming week. Superintendent Phil Kneisley got the word Friday to move on from the original order of eight floors toll. He has set up a schedule that f everything fits together 4s planned would pour the roof by the end of May. Kneisley has moved that construction nicely and with amazing rapidity that will deliver for occupancy the first eight floors by june 15, the scheduled Date. They will be ready for service at the fall Market in october while it appears the top three floors May not meet As readily that occupancy Date but will be ready Tor use easily for the Spring show next april. Washington merry go round documents Tell of Reserve Oil tapping Yorktown va., Gen. Cornwallis surrender and Victory was ours. The lord god had rendered our hopeful ancestors a twofold and double Blessing of National Freedom and peace with the Mother country. The hebrew Prophet was right in calling Judah out of the prison House of despair into the full grown Victory of an abundant Hope. Today our people from sea to shining sea Are bowed under the weight of Many severe problems. So heavy is the Load on millions of hearts that multitudes say today a nah. What a the use Why try to go on. The whole world is out of joint it s upside Down and there is no future for our boasted land any we so soon forget the Long painful Story of past centuries. There have always been crises that tried men s souls. Our fathers cried in the sixties of the past Century when the nation was splitting up states secede my the Republic falling apart bloody Battles Between Brothers and colossal disaster ahead. A this is the end of the american dream. Our democracy cannot survive. We Are committing National suicide. All is but in spite of All the horrors of civil War a few Brave people were prisoners of Hope and that Hope achieved lasting results. Two world w ars in our own times to say nothing of half a dozen others of less size have come and gone and in spite of them we have Hope for a better world. Christian people still Call to mind those words from the pen of St. Paul a Faith Hope and the dominating Ideal of All followers of Christ. We must not surrender to despair no never. Lets join in singing a Lead on o King eternal Tjie Day of March has come henceforth in Fields of Triumph thy tents shall be our ceh by Jack Anderson United feature Syndicate Washington secret corporate documents indicate that Standard Oil of California it Socal schemed illegally to tap into the governments Elk Hills Petroleum Reserve. The language of a june 26, 1973, Socal memo for example suggests that the company was Well aware its drilling could Drain government Oil from the Reserve. Sinking Wells around the Northern Border of the Reserve states the memo a could allow considerable production before government the company sought according to the memo to a minimize immediate threat to Reserve and resulting Navy but the documents recognize the Strong possibility that the Socal Wells might draw Navy Oil from the 1.3 billion barrel Elk Hills held. A june 29 memo recommended a a two Well drilling Early in july a Socal position paper called for a review a to determine How far away from the Boundary of the Reserve that drilling and production could be kept and How Long a time might go by before evidence of potential drainage of the Reserve might become on july 12, the decision was made to Drill near the Elk Hills Boundary. Socal however decided to inform the Navy of its intentions because we probably would find out about it from our sources inside the company. A a it is essential a said one memo a to avoid misinformation getting to the Navy from Jack Socal started drilling on july 17,1973. The Navy fear aul its Oil would seep into the Socal Wells was forced to Drill four offset Wells at the taxpayers expense. Now the courts have issued a preliminary injunction to Stop Socal from continuing its drilling operations so close to the Elk Hills Reserve. We have obtained Socal documents going Back to 1970 about the possibility of siphoning Oil from Elk Hills. One memo marked a personal and confidential and dated october 14. 1970. Noted that a commercial exploitation of reservoirs discovered in these areas could be the memo warned however that a the probability of becoming involved with nearly too per a the entire Issue of illegal drainage however May now be circumvented by legislation. President Nixon has called for the opening of the Elk Hills Reserve despite a Justice department opinion that such a move would leave Socal in a dominant Market position. National whirligig this has left the Navy on a Tightrope. Assistant Secretary Jack Bowers obediently has come out for opening Elk Hills while his office is hard at work trying to Stop Socal drainage. The House armed services committee is holding up the legislation to open the Reserve largely because of the efforts of rep. John Moss a Calif. Footnote a Socal spokesman told my associate Jack Cloherty that the memos Are a obviously accurate but that Socal still contends its Wells Are a geologically Independent a he called the preliminary injunction an Effort to a stand in place for awhile so the judge could study the Complex Case. Death threat for almost a month before hts january 28 grudge fight Vuth Muhammad All. Former heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier was haunted by a death threat from Black militants. Hts bodyguard was bolstered and special precautions were taken at ringside All unknown to the sell out Madison Square Garden crowd. The threat was made after new years Day while Frazier was training in a Philadelphia gym the pay phone rang and Trainer William Neil answered w hat endowed As Frazier s lawyer Bruce Wright recounted it to us was a vicious diatribe against Frazier. The caller who said he represented an organization of ghetto Blacks castigated Frazier in Gutter Terras. A we re going to kill you i Quot he snarled. Neil immediately informed the sex Champion who shrugged and said with a sigh a there we go again a he was referring to similar Calls which preceded his 1971 Triumph Over All. At that time a tight Security cordon was thrown around both Frazier and his family. Although Frazier affected a stoic shrug he took the new threat seriously. Attorney Wright said that threat had not caused Frazier to lose the 12-round fight. But he suggested that the steady drum fire of unfair a Uncle Tom charges had a negative psychological effect on. Frazier. Peking cools on detente with Washington Ernest Cuneo North american newspaper Alliance Washington the magnificently mannered chinese would never stoop to the Savage in fighting which is the Norm of american political life. Instead they select a figure gone these Many centuries who resembles the present Public person which they wish to attack. They thereupon Point out the errors of his ways. Currently grand old confucius is coming in for Stern Challenge. This is generally interpreted As a coining fall from the favor of chairman Mao by Premier Chou in Lai. Offhand it Speaks Well for the stature of Chou in Lai that the figure used for oblique attack on him is no less than confucius himself Oracle of conventional chinese Wisdom. Chou of course is the orients Man on Tolje flying trapeze. He has net Only sur Vived a dozen violent upheavals some of them bloody purges but has actually advanced As the result of the pressures against him. The question arises As to Why to should Cool on Chou. The answer is probably an axiom of global intelligence interpretation that the map Speaks louder than the communiques. From this analysis Chou is falling out of favor with Mao because Chou gambled that he could form a peking Washington agreement Strong enough to contain Russia and Chou has failed. In the showdown the american policy places a detente with Russia As a priority Over any agreement with peking and indeed Over the Unity of its european allies. What Chou was desperately trying to do was to form another entente cordiale in the 1970s to contain Russia just As the first entente cordiale Between great Britain France and Russia agreed in the Early part of the 20th Cen Tury to Stop the expansion of Kaiser Wilhelm a Germany. At that time Britain had the Navy the French had the army in the West and the russians had the army in the East to match strength with Germany. But it says much for the incredible War machines which Germany constructed that twice in this Century the old entente cordiale had to have the help of the United states to win. Chou has Laboured desperately to establish a global entente against Russia. Actually China has t much Choice and if the historical patterns hold True neither do we. To repeat the balancing of Power is not a policy it is a compulsion As old As ancient Greece where it was succinctly stated a since my neighbor is my enemy my neighbors neighbor is my thus the Disfavour in which Chou increasingly finds himself is that he has failed to form an entente he has not been Able to gain the United states As an ally. On the contrary the Washington policy of detente makes America not Only the practical ally of Russia but its principal Mentor and supplier a and All on Long term american credit the dismay is by no Means confined to peking. The North Atlantic Alliance is appalled to the Point of numbness. It is a regrettable fact that to conceive of nato As an actual Force in being approaches the fatuous. Nato military forces despite the magnificent work of the american generals and admirals Are scarcely coordinated much less Bat Leworthy. Since Congress is utterly determined to Cut the size of the european forces and the Navy has already been deprived of 300 fighting ships the ratio of russian military superiority is mounting even without americans Industrial Aid through detente

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