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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, High Point, North Carolina 12a High Point Enterprise Friday May to 1974 $ 17 million spent on Nixon Homes report by Jim Adams associated press writer Washington a the final draft of a House report concluding that $17.1 million in Federal funds has been spent in connection with president Nixon s Homes says action should be taken to recover any a improper the report also recommends that future Security spending be limited to Only one of a president s private Homes. White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler strongly attacked the $17.1 million figure saying it includes All Security communications and personnel costs and not just work on the Homes at key Biscayne and san Clemente. A a an honest report would show that out of the $17.1 million referred to Only approximately $205,482 was spent on the presidents Homes a Ziegler said thursday night. The report is to be considered by the House government operations committee on tuesday. It reportedly had Broad support of committee republicans at a caucus thursday. They had won some 150 changes from rep. Jack Brooks d-tex., chairman of the subcommittee that drafted the report generally softening the tone but not the conclusions. Copies sent to committee members were numbered to prevent leaks. However the associated press was permitted to take extensive notes from a copy. The draft report says the $17.1 million includes $0 million spent at san Clemente. $8 million at key Biscayne and $176,000 at the grand Cay Retreat in the Bahamas. It says $7.6 million was for military and Federal personnel assigned to the Homes $5.6 million for communications $2.2 million for administrative support and $17 million for Protection. The draft report does not allege any specific improper expenditures and does not estimate How much of the $17.1 million enhances the value of the properties. It simply recommends that a appropriate government agencies should seek restitution or take other furniture Plant fired by lightning Norwood n c. I apr a fire believed caused by lightning destroyed the finishing and shipping departments of the Young manufacturing co. Furniture Plant thursday. Drums of chemicals and lacquer exploded As the 125 employees on the shift got out safely. The Plant employs about 250. President Les Young said about 1.000 pieces of furniture were lost Many of them part of an order from Hyatt House hotel in Richmond a. The Plant at Norwood to Miles South of Albemarle and 35 Miles East of Charlotte is continuing in operation. Ravson in music co. 1 224 North Eim Greensboro North Carolina $ largest music dealer c appropriate action with respect to any improper expenditures of Federal the joint congressional committee on internal Revenue taxation estimated $92,298 of Federal spending improved the Homes and that Nixon should pay taxes on it. The final draft still has the previously disclosed findings that some of the spending was a far in excess of Security requests and that some of it was paid for items personal Nixon aides already had procured. A a it appears that at times no government personnel virtually took Over direction of the government work at san Clemente a the draft says. It says a $389 fireplace exhaust fan and $4,815 in surveys were secured at the direction of people under Herbert w. Kalmbach the president s private lawyer and paid for later by the government. Examples of a a excessive expenditures a the report says Are a $13,500 heating system at san Clemente and a More than $40,000 aluminium Spike Fence at key Biscayne whose function the report says could have been served by a $5,000 or $10,000 Cyclone Fence. Credibility gone says Strauss new York a president Nixon s credibility is a gone for All time with the american people says democratic National party chairman Robert Strauss. A the american Public has been pushed too far a Strauss told newsmen thursday before a party fund raising dinner Here. A they Are slow to condemn and Quick to forgive but they have been pushed to the extent they can never believe the Strauss said the release last week of the edited transcripts of recorded White House conversations showed Nixon and his closest aides a totally devoid of any moral indignation or revulsion about the watergate in his keynote speech to More than 1,300 democrats at the americana hotel Strauss said the election of Nixon has resulted in the a worst crisis of Confidence in american government in the nation s a it has Given us. An administration of felons of per Jurers of conspirators of damned Gas coupons would operate Dollar changer Washington a if they Are Ever issued some of the governments 4.8 billion gasoline rationing coupons could find their Way into Dollar changing machines As bogus Bills a congressman says. But the Federal Energy office says such use of the coupons would be a Money losing proposition for the user since the certificates probably would be Worth More than $1 on the open Market for their intended purpose. Rep. Bill Gunter d-fla., raised the Issue thursday saying the image of George Washington used on the face of the coupons triggers the change return mechanism in the changing machines. The identical image appears on the $1 Bill. Gunter said Energy officials have concluded that the coupons printed at a Cost of $12.5 million As a contingency and now in government storage May have to be destroyed. A it Means the taxpayers have just bought a $12.5-million Supply of waste paper which if stacked Coupon on top of worthless Coupon would Tower 13 Miles into the he contended. An Energy office spokesman confirmed that the coupons could activate some change machines but he said no decision has been made to destroy them. The idea of using Washington s picture was to help citizens spot counterfeit coupons by comparing the Coupon image with that on a $1 Bill he explained. Final decision Ford sees no Appeal from impeachment by Joseph Tybor associated press writer Chicago a vice president Gerald r. Ford says even if Congress wrongly impeached president Nixon there could be no court Appeal. Ford said he believes a president can be impeached Only for treason bribery High crimes and other misdemeanours but a whatever the Congress decides rightly or wrongly is the final decision. A others May disagree with me but i think the weight of Legal evidence is that no decision of Congress in the area of impeachment is Challenge Able in the supreme he said. Some observers including former supreme court Justice Arthur j. Goldberg have said impeachment by the House May be appealed delaying proceedings. Ford made his comments in response to a question at a dinner of the Skokie Industrial Valley association the last of four groups he addressed in a 13-hour tour in Chicago and downstate Illinois. Earlier Ford told an audience of about 6,000 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston that watergate has caused a an erosion of Confidence in the Federal government which i believe has reached crisis however he later told a news conference in Chicago that the president should not resign and that he believes Sale rh0dendr0ns beginning to Bloom reds pinks and Lavender 24&Quot to 36&Quot tall Nice Mother s Day gift a so now d and o compare at Sio to is 3 Tomato plants 2qc variety bedding plants hanging baskets $5.50 to $7.00 soil conditioner Hardwood bark Pine Needles Westchester Lawn and Garden Albert Hunt 2710 Westchester drive Call 883-6341 the colonel says take a bucket break if feed a family of four a to piece family dinner a i pint salad your Choice a i pint mashed potatoes a i. 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