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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 14a High Point Enterprise wednesday March 20,1974 coastal zoning Bill appears endangered Raleigh . Apr environmentalists in the North Carolina Senate fear that the momentum May have turned against the proposed coastal zoning Bill. The beleaguered land use proposal suffered another setback in the state Senate tuesday. Final consideration of the Bill was postponed for a week ostensibly so that copies of the latest amendments could be circulated among local government officials in the coastal area. But sponsors of the Bill made no secret of their disappointment at the overwhelming voice vote by which the Bill was postponed. A people Are obviously getting tired of it a said sen. Hamilton Horton a Forsyth. A a there Are a number of senators who voted for it last week but who really Aren t . Church has midget As minister Huntersville . Apr the Rev. Baron r. Nowak is 42 years old and 4 feet 4 inches tall. But a member of his congregation says that when he is in the pulpit which includes a foot High Box on which he stands a the s to feet tall. There a no problem at All about his size As far As we re concerned. A for the last nine years he has been pastor of 160-member Gilead associate reformed presbyterian in Huntersville near Charlotte. Nowak was a circus midget in his eighth through his 14lh year when he was Only Between two and one half and three feet tall. His Mother mrs. Was. Mangum who lives in Rock Hill ., says it was a depression time in 1939 when the family put him in the circus. A we did t have enough Money to live on. We had to do it out of necessity. But he was never in the Side shows or Freak shows. He was a performer in the big she Sass she travelled with him. And that he did trick bicycle Riding tap dancing and told jokes. Nowak was born in grand rapids Mich. His growth was stunted when he caught whooping cough and pneumonia when he was 8 months old. Chrysler announces Price Rise Detroit a Chrysler corp. Has announced a retail Price increase averaging $28 on its 1974 Model cars. The increase effective monday is the first since Price controls were lifted last december. It is the second increase by Chrysler since it introduced its 1974 cars last fail. The increase averages seven tenths of a per cent per unit and ranges from $15 for the Dodge Dart and Plymouth valiant to $67 for the Plymouth fury Dodge Monaco Chrysler and Imperial Chrysler said. In the announcement tuesday Chrysler said the Price increase is necessary to offset a rapidly increasing costs of both labor and general motors and american motors would not comment tuesday on Chrysler s latest increases. Both Ford and pm have hinted they May raise their prices before the 1975 Model year. A a a a a a a a a j a Friendly j a voice is a As near As a your phone i committed to it and they May be amenable to postponing it to other senators were More optimistic. Sen. Gordon Allend person said he saw no reason Why the 37-10 vote for tentative approval last week should not be repeated when final action is taken. Its postponement probably Means that no action will be taken on a companion Bill to regulate land use in the Mountain Region this year. The Mountain Bill is being held Back until the coastal Bill is disposed of. With the week s postponement on the coastal Bill and House action still to come there will probably not be enough time to act on the Mountain Bill before the legislature s scheduled mid april adjournment. Officers raid Massage Parlours Youk Apr officers report the arrest of la people in tuesday night raids on York county a four Massage Parlours. Bonds of $1,000 each were set on charges of violating the state Law against Public nuisances. Sheriff w. E. Sutton said Public complaints led to the raids. He said they were conducted by state and county officers after undercover agents had made contacts at the Parlours All in the Rock Hill area. Hapless kidnapper botches plot Decatur 111. A a gunman forked himself into a Decatur residence in an apparent Kidnap attempt Only to find out he had the wrong victim police have disclosed. Police and Fri agents said tuesday they were looking for a Man who appeared monday at the Home of John h. Burns a Decatur businessman. They said the Man who identified himself As a pottery Salesman produced a gun when mrs. Burns appeared at the door and forced his Way into the Home. Burns was at work at the time. The Man thought he was in the Home of Charles Huthmacher an attorney and Trust officer at citizens National Bank of Decatur police said. The Burness recently moved into a Home formerly occupied by the Huthmacher. The intruder phoned Huthmacher at the Bank and told him he was holding Huthmacher a wife and would kill her unless Huthmacher paid him $35,000, police said. Huthmacher contacted police and together they went to the Huthmacher Home where they found that everything was All right. Meanwhile mrs. Burns convinced the gunman that she was the wrong woman. The Man tried to tie up mrs. Burns but could not find enough rope police said. He forced her into a closet but it would not lock. He propped a chair against the door and fled after taking $22 from mrs. Burns. Mrs. Burns phoned her husband who called police. The Fri joined the investigation because the demand for Ransom involved an officer of a Bank. 4 escapees still sought Gastonia . Apr lawmen Are searching for four men who fled a minimum Security prison near Here monday afternoon. The identified As William Gomillion Harvey Massey and Edward Anderson All of Charlotte and Anthony v. Feaster of a Gastonia. 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