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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Weather rain continues More data on Page 5a 90th year no. 131 the High Point Enterprise Call us circulation 882-1711 High Point n. C., saturday afternoon May la 1974 16 pages classified ads 885-2177 other depts. 885-2161 daily 10c, sunday 25c support Battle continues Nixon aide suggests resignation possible by Frank Cormier associated press writer Washington a battling for his political life president Nixon was bound for a Campus appearance in Oklahoma tonight As a top aide suggested resignation might eventually be considered if it would help the country. As a mounting chorus of congressional republicans called on Nixon to consider stepping aside because of his watergate problems the president s wife. Pat relayed word through an assistant Friday that a she feels its too bad the Republican leadership is coming out and saying these things because it s harmful to the she also said she feels her husband a a will not resign Shou Dnn to resign and has never considered White House staff chief Alexander m. Haig or. an interview he sees nothing now to prompt a Nixon resignation. But he acknowledged the president might consider that unprecedented step a a if he thought that served the Best interests of the american the situation in Washington prompted White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler to Call the new York times Friday and Issue a Strong denial that Nixon would resign. A the City of Washington is full of rumours. All that have been presented to me today Are false and the Cone that Heads the list is the one that says president Nixon intends to resign a the times quoted Ziegler As saying. A this attitude is one of determination that he will not be driven out of office by Rumor speculation excessive charges or the times further quoted Ziegler As saying. Continuing a travel studded personal Campaign to enlist Public support Nixon was to Fly to Oklahoma to address evening commencement exercises at Oklahoma state University s football stadium in Stillwater. A recent student poll indicated about half the Campus opposed the presidential visit. University authorities said they would bar hostile placards from the stadium. Nixon a Hope of gaining the initiative in his fight against possible impeachment received another serious blow Friday the conservative Republican sen. Milton Young of North Dakota Long a Nixon Stalwart urged that he turn Over the presidency to vice president Gerald r. Ford until the impeachment question is resolved. Under the 25th amendment to the Constitution Young said Nixon later could reclaim the presidency should the House vote against impeachment or the Senate acquit him after a formal trial. Ford met with Nixon for an hour Friday morning and at a later news conference at Buffalo n y., said a i certainly could infer from everything he told me that resignation is not being considered. Haig was asked if he could Forsee any circumstances under which the president might resign. He replied a i think the Only thing that would tempt resignation on the part of the president would be if he thought that served the Best interests of the american people. A at this juncture i Don t see anything on the horizon which would meet that criteria. Admittedly that a a subjective View on my part and i think it is one the presi Dent shares very earlier Friday sen. Richard Schweiker r-pa., who has frequently differed with Nixon called for Nixon a resignation saying the presidential transcripts a reveal a total disregard for the moral and ethical values upon which this nation was no More says St. Clair judiciary pane plans new tape subpoena by Jeffrey Mills associated press writer Washington a the House judiciary committee is expected to subpoena another w Hite House tape next week despite president Nixon a announced intention to turn Over no More watergate material. Committee sources said Friday that a subpoena probably will be issued for the tape of a pre watergate White House meeting in an Effort to see if Nixon had Advance knowledge of the plan to Bug democratic Headquarters. Chief committee counsel John Doar said he would request a subpoena at the com Mitteer a next business session. The april 4. 1972 meeting involved Nixon his former chief of staff h r. Haldeman and former atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell. It took place four Days after Nixon s re election Campaign aides had approved a plan for electronic surveillance of the democrats according to testimony by Jeb Stuart Magruder an official of the re election committee. Nixon has denied knowing in Advance of the watergate break in Nixon lawyer James d. St. Clair said this week that no More watergate material would be delivered. Chairman Peter w. Rodino jr., d-n.j., said a Day would be set aside next week for the committee to act on such business As the issuance of the subpoena. Checks with committee members indicate there would be Little opposition to issuing it. The committee resumes closed hearings on tuesday in its inquiry into possible grounds for impeachment. If a majority of the House votes to impeach Nixon a two thirds majority would then be needed in the Senate to convict. In other watergate developments a watergate burglar g. Gordon Liddy was found guilty of contempt of Congress for refusing to be sworn in or to testify before a House committee last year. . District judge John h Pratt suspended a six month sentence noting other convictions against Liddy. A another convicted watergate conspirator. E. Howard Hunt denied that he tried to blackmail president Nixon. Hunt said his requests for $120,000 from the administration were not on the condition that he maintain silence about the breaking. Med school expansion begun Boone n. Apr the University of North Carolina Board of governors has authorized East Carolina University to Start planning for a second year in its medical training program. Acting under legislative direction to expand the program the governors authorized unc president William Friday to assign the schools Chancellor Leo Jenkins the task of planning. In a unanimously adopted Resolution the governors said such planning should look a toward accreditation of the two year program at East Carolina University with appropriate Transfer arrangements to the school of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel in other action Friday the Kissinger says talks progressing ii i ii i i 4 if if t i ambulance crash victims rescued Chicago firemen use snorkel baskets to remove some of More than too persons who were injured when two Chicago transit authority trains collided on Chicago s South Side Friday. The crash was the third such serious mishap on the cat in a month. A wire photo by Barry Schweid associated press writer Jerusalem a Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger met with israeli leaders today working out details of a troop disengagement plan for presentation to syrian leaders in Damascus on sunday. American and israeli officials appeared apprehensive but hopeful that Progress was being made and that there remained a Chance for an agreement to Stop two months of fighting Between syrian and israeli troops in the Golan Heights. Kissinger returned to Jerusalem on Friday after Quick trips to saudi Arabia and Egypt and met again with israeli Premier Golda Meir. Later Kissinger said a i continue to believe that some Progress is being he said both sides were making a a detailed examination of israeli and syrian truce proposals a but we can to talk about an there were signs Longver pressure eased by rebels phenom penh Cambodia apr Khmer Rouge insurgents have relaxed pressure on the besieged Longver Garrison North of phenom penh possibly to turn their guns on refugee Camps built by the United states cambodian military sources reported today. Informants said rebel activity has decreased markedly around Longver a seven Square mile Complex 25 Miles North of phenom penh where 40,000 civilians have been surrounded since March 28. The command said newly reinforced government troops retook Many positions in the area during the night but the sources said this was because some rebel troops had been reported in the Kampong Thom Region 90 Miles North of the capital. Reports reaching phenom penh said their new objective might be a group of refugee Camps financed by the . Agency for International development. However indicating that positions might have Bent enough to permit some sort of Accord before Kissinger returns to Washington probably in one week. United states officials said egyptian president Anwar Sadat who talked with Kissinger for three hours in Cairo Friday had been in touch with the syrian government. The israeli newspaper Maaris reported that president Nixon had sent mrs. Meir three messages during Kissinger strip urging israeli cooperation and flexibility in the negotiations. Maaris said the last message also implied a threat a possibly involving withholding american arms a if Jerusalem refuses to yield enough for a disengagement pact. Mrs. Meir a office declined comment but other sources said the report appeared Correct. So far Israel has offered the syrians half the abandoned Golan Heights capital of Qun Eitra and proposed that parts of the strategic it. Hermon be placed under the control of the United nations. The israelis also Are willing to have syrian peasants return to some occupied villages. Governors heard a Progress report on efforts to meet a june i deadline for revised plans to eliminate racial identification at state supported universities. The department of health education and welfare notified the University system last month that its plans were not acceptable. The department recommended changes in the areas of program planning hiring practices and the timetable for implementing the changes. John Sanders unc vice president for planning said the system a will go As far As it can to meet the hew the governors also received a report naming or. Mary Elizabeth Keister of unc Greensboro As the 1974 Winner of the o. Max Gardner award. The award is presented annually to a faculty member of the state University system hijackers demand $300,000 Cali Colombia apr a group of Young hijackers who commandeered a colombian plane held a gun to the pilots head today and demanded $300,000 Ransom for the release of 86 passengers and six Crew members. They said the Money should be delivered by a Man in a bathing suit to ensure he was unarmed but the colombian president s office said it would not negotiate under pressure refused to meet the Ransom demand and told the hijackers they had two choices surrender or go on to Cuba. Quot these men have a gun to my head a the Pilot Rodrigo Arboleda said from the plane on the runway at the Cali Airport. A they arc becoming very the Captain told the control Tower that the hijackers a do not want to go to Cuba and sometimes grow impatient and order me to Fly without a fixed destination but i won t risk taking off at while the Pilot talked with the Tower the presidents office ordered authorities not to negotiate the Ransom payment. Whats inside amusements. 8b Bridge. 8b classified ads. 5-7b comics. A crossword. 3b editorials. 4a obituaries. 3a sports. 1-2b television. 5a weather. 5a Butz urges Cut in store prices Washington a agriculture Secretary Earl l. Butz says supermarkets should be lowering their prices but administration economic advisers say not to expect it. A Farmers have taken a major adjustment in Price in the last several weeks. Prices of major farm commodities have dropped 20 to 40 per cent since january and february a Butz said in a statement Friday. Quot it is High time that these lower farm prices show up More fully in lower retail store prices. While food prices at stores have levelled off some margins Are still higher than Normal a he said. However president Nixon a chief economic adviser indicated that food prices will continue to Rise the remainder of the year although at a slower rate. Or. Herbert Stein chairman of the Council of economic advisers said. A retail food Price increases which accounted for about one third of the 12.2 per cent Rise in the consumer Price Index in the first Quarter should slow substantially in the april june and or. Gary l. Seevers. A member of the Council said. A we done to expect food prices to fall this year. Any reductions in the Price of individual food items should be Felt now. If they come at All. He added Stein said the slowdown in food Price increases should offset an expected Rise in prices of goods other than fuel and food and result in Quot a rate of inflation substantially below recent even so said Stein a a we re not painting a very Rosy he said the administration now feels inflation for the year will be about 7 per cent. An increase of i per cent Over earlier estimates. Prices of gasoline and electricity will continue climbing but not As quickly As they did in the first Quarter Stein told the Senate House economic subcommittee on consumer economics. Meanwhile another of the president s economic advisers argued against any major cuts in next year s budget. The speech in Cleveland by Roy l. Ash director of the office of management and budget revealed a Sharp dispute in the administration. Treasury Secretary William e. Simon has urged a deep budget Cut As a Means of fighting inflation. But Ash said current estimates of the budget deficit expected for next year Are within the Range of a proper non inflationary balance. Under conspiracy Law Fri showing interest in joining Zebra Case by Richard Pyle associated press writer san Francisco apr Federal authorities May join the investigation of san Francisco a Zebra killings under a conspiracy Law that has been widely used in civil rights cases Well placed informants say. The sources said atty. Gen. William b. Saxbe and top aides will decide within a week whether to bring in the of big a investigative resources. Federal interest the sources said focuses in part on the possible nationwide implications of the slayings which mayor Joseph l. Alioto contends were carried out by a Black racist cult called the a death Angels a which is dedicated to killing Whites. Thirteen persons have been killed and seven others injured in the random Street attacks Here since last october. All were White. Alioto claims there have been about 80 such attacks in California since september 1970 and that the operation is run by a Leader in a midwestern City. The sources who Are familiar with Justice department interest in the Case kind in a not sure of a said mrs. Of Neal said Federal authorities have the plants Laden with tomatoes Are about two feet a a it nothing at the present time to i High and will be ready for Harvest in two weeks substantiate Alioto s claim that the cult exists outside tomatoes sprouted instead of grass Tavares Fla. Apr Charleson Neall fertilized his Lawn with three tons of sludge expecting it to produce Lush Green grass. Instead he ended up with 40,000 Tomato plants. A Ripe or Green i like them a said the 63-year-old of Neall a Cabinet maker. A but in a not a nut Over them. And in a sure i won t be after this is of Neall said that when he started hauling the sludge in a sewage Plant official told him he would probably later find a few Tomato plants growing in his Lawn. Quot naturally we thought we d have some Here and there but certainly not this Many a of Neall added. A a we be even got four or five watermelons and pumpkin vines in with them. Three different kinds of tomatoes surround the couples White two bedroom Home in Taveres located in the heart of Central Florida a Lake country. Quot we be got Cherry tomatoes the regular ones and one California. Consideration of a possible Fri entry into the Zebra Case stemmed from Alioto a re quest for assistance when he met with Saxbe in Washngton a week ago the informants said. Since then Saxbe has called for a report on the Zebra Case with a View toward stepping in under the Federal Law which makes it a crime to conspire to deprive persons of their civil rights to life and Liberty. Seven Black men were rounded up in a series of Early morning police raids Here May i on information furnished by an informer charges of conspiracy and murder have been lodged against three of the men but four others were subsequently freed for Lack of evidence. The three pleaded innocent thursday to charges that they murdered three persons in Zebra connected incidents bail was set at $250,-000 each. Naval buildup could spark race United nations n Apr the United states will spark off a strategic naval arms race with the soviet Union in the Indian Ocean if it beefs up its base on the Island of Diego Garcia a new United nations report says. The report prepared for Secretary general Kurt Waldheim tells of Pentagon plans to lengthen the Airfield runway on the British owned Island to handle b52 strategic bombers and to deepen the Lagoon to accommodate a dozen ships that it says would give the United states Quot a major strategic naval base from which it could nuclear submarines in the Indian Ocean within ballistic missile Range of the soviet Union. Of that happens the report says the soviet Union will a almost certainly search for a similar base in the area and a new strategic naval arms race will have the report goes to a special committee on the Indian Ocean

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