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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Iga High Point Enterprise sunday March 31,1974 Speed protocol limits chief is relaxed named French president s illness creating problems London apr lower Speed limits imposed at the height of the Oil crisis to save fuel Are being relaxed in much of Europe even though they Are thought to have saved lives As Well As gasoline. Britain France and West Germany were among the nations that ordered Speed limit reductions last fall and All three showed significant reductions in Highway accidents during the period according to government statistics. 1 but the easing of the Oil situation and urging from Auto manufacturers a who suffered a Sharp drop in sales a Are bringing higher speeds Back. British motorists could drive 70 Miles an hour on the country a superhighways again Friday after More than three months of a 50 . Limit. Safety experts Are convinced the slower limits reduced accidents noting this january a 24,000 Road casualties were 14 per cent fewer than in january 1973. There were 560 deaths this january nine per cent fewer than the january before. In France authorities imposed a 75 . Restriction last november on the previously limit free turnpikes while limits went from 62 to 56 . On most other roads. With the lower Speed limits in Force for part of 1973, Road accidents for the year were reported Down 18.7 per cent and deaths Down 15.8 per cent Over 1972. The West German government put a62 . Limit on its autobahn and a 50 . Limits on All other roads last november and government statistics showed a significant reduction in serious traffic accidents. Last january for example statistics showed 957 persons killed in Auto accidents Down 28 per cent from january 1973. Accident figures in Belgium Are being kept confidential pending a government decision on future Speed limits but police said the number of deaths is Down since Speed restrictions were imposed last november. Key Biscayne Fla. Apr president Nixon appointed Texas Republican Henry e. Catto or. Saturday to be . Chief of protocol. Catto will takeover from Marion h. Smoak who had waited 18 months for the full title of protocol chief. Smoak finally got the appointment last month and announced last week that he was going to resign and take his retirement pay after five years with the state department. The White House said Smoaks resignation would be effective april i. Catto 43, a former Nixon appointed ambassador toe Salvador is the son in Law of mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby see the exciting new Wall covering patterns a Scenic a Burlap a grass cloth a Vinyl Paris a the French government continues to function As if things Are Normal at the office of president Georges Pompidou. It is a fiction and the Effort to uphold the image of a vigorous president is a losing Battle. A pessimistic headlines suggest Pompidou a health new presidential election before 1976. The Elysee Palace issues medical bulletins about flu but says nothing of an ailment that has forced Pompidou to cancel most ceremonial appearances and left Hime with a puffed face and apparently impaired his movements on some problems May bring about a occasions. Almost All of last weeks news was bad. Pompidou was spending most of his time at his private apartment for treatment of a painful Case of haemorrhoids. A trip to Japan tentatively set for the end of april has been cancelled. A trip to Bonn to see Chancellor Willy Brandt expected in Early april has been put off until late april. The official explanation for the delay in seeing Brandt was that some pending affairs might be More Ripe for discussion later. Reference to Pompidou a health. Newspapers continue to speak of Pompidou a courage comment on the possibility of Early presiden or. A. Us rial elections and leave the but Brandt said in a speech. Readers t0 wonder about the to the bundestag it was put off a for reasons that i do not need to explain further in detail this was universally interpreted As a cause. Possible presidential candidates a All silent for now about a possible Campaign a include former Premier Jacques Chaban Delmas finance minister Valery Giscard Deestaing and socialist Secretary general Francois Mitterrand. _ ice milk is made from milk stabilizers sugar and flavourings and contains Between two and seven per a cent Mil fat. Diamonds from 29.95 choose your Diamond soon a Diamond is forever please remember. A Nash saves you Cash Nash Jolt try i loan 127 n. Main com in the Market for a 35mm camera the Miranda Sens Omat re Here a your Chance to buy one of the finest at a special Sale Price. 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