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Harrisonburg Daily News Record (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Harrisonburg, Virginia Weather In Brief Mostly Cloudy One Section 18 Pages Vol. 77, No. 105 PrcM Features & Service February 4, 1974 For News Ten Cents Pennsylvania Governor Asks Moratorium On Truck Protest THE ASSOC The Independent shutdown brought new reports of violence Sunday and warnings of possible food shortages by Governor Milton Shapp of Pennsylvania urged a 45-day on to avert what he called national economic Ohio Governor John J. Gilligan called up about 900 National Guardsmen to patrol state roads and protect working and Governor James Exon of Nebraska said he had directed the state patrol to keep him fully informed of the status of the actions of a few lawbreakers have created an atmosphere of fear among truckers who want to drive their rigs in Gilligan Exon appealed to the independents to stay within the suggest that violence or threatened violence on our highways is an unacceptable course of he Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Ernest P. Kline activated 2,500 National Guardsmen and said that 1,400 guardsmen who had been on duty since Friday would be Kline also said the state was working on a contingency plan to move essential hope to have a contingency plan on that by 8:00 a.m. Monday Kline National Guard officers said that from 3 a.m. Wednesday - a day before the nationwide protest got under way - until 3 a.m. Sunday there were 14 shooting incidents in In they there were 63 incidents involving Georgia Governor Jimmy the head of the 1974 congressional said he would not tolerate violence in the but he added that he sympathized with the complaints about fuel prices and freight He blamed the Nixon administration for allowing diesel to statement came at a meeting of federal and state officials and representatives of the Leonard an attorney for the Council of Independent which represents about 20,000 drivers in the said he did not think the independents would call off their He said the want assurances of reasonable prices for diesel fuel and permission to pass through to shipping on a any fuel price Federal energy chief William Simon and four Cabinet officials met Saturday night and appealed to the nation's governors to help restore peace to the nation's At the same they said they Ford Approves Of Subpoenas WASHINGTON - Vice President Gerald R. Ford said Sunday the House Judiciary Committee should be granted the power to President Nixon in its impeachment probe but he isn't sure the authority is enough to bring the President before the The vice president also suggested that if the President might answer the committee's questions but not appear in Ford there is no legal support an unlimited fishing expedition in the office of the think you have to differentiate between the office of the where there is no legal precedent for a fishing and the rights of any among our 211 million he is the office of the presidency on the one hand that I think has to have some reasonable Ford appeared on the CBS television and radio program the think the power the should be he would have some reservation about whether that power is sufficient to mandatorily bring the President to testify before that The House is scheduled to consider on Wednesday granting the committee unlimited Whether the President should if on the Ford Nixon has indicated he will not obey a from a California court to appear as a witness in the trial of his former domestic John D. in connection with the burglary of the office of Daniel are some rumors to the effect that he might answer interrogatories that might be put to Ford said of the California might be the format - I'm not saying it will - for any appearance before the House committee on the Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski said Sunday that if the material he has gathered in his Watergate investigation is subpoenaed by the House he would refuse to turn it have only one course I can to hold the evidence he said on the ABC program and He said he saw no way at this time to give the material to the committee and if meet the gentlemen at the Because the materials are being presented to a grand have no right to release he involved in his own fight to get material from the White said he expected a decision Monday from the White House on his latest request for can go only so far as to say that they're documents and some are in the nature of he Asked if more subpoenas or court battles over access to White House evidence were Jaworski cannot answer that I will know that I have been told that a decision is being made and that I will be advised of that decision He would not say to what the evidence Jaworski stuck to his earlier repeating that some indictments could be expected later this and took issue with a statement made by Ford on the CBS program that the prosecutor had been given more tapes than he requested from the White have some requests outstanding for he idea this material has been spoon-fed me is in I've had to go after were taking steps to ease the U.S. Attorney General William B. Saxbe said Sunday that the governors should every resource at their command to see that we do not descend into anarchy handful of truckers is not going to bring this country to its who said he once drove a truck made the comment during a visit to his hometown of the chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Governors return to work now can prevent a national economic Industries unable to get raw materials or ship finished products have curtailed production and further layoffs were announced Shootings were reported late Saturday night or early Sunday morning in South Oklahoma and A incident was reported in Illinois and there were three arrests in National Guardsmen patrolled highway overpasses in scene of earlier shootings and one George president of the Council of Independent said it was hard to estimate how many truckers were participating in the are approximately 100,000 he 90 per cent of them are shut There's probably a good 30 per cent of the company drivers on sick call and there are 300,000 company In Minnesota Armour and Co. closed its large hog killing plant at Worthington because of the The Sterling Processing plant at which handles laid off 500 Joe a salesman for a produce wholesaler in said he had enough supplies to meet demand for a little but added that spot shortages could begin Wilson & a meat and packing firm based in Oklahoma said more than 1,200 employes will be laid off because of the By the shutdown had spread to more than 20 Valley Deaths Robert Lee 68, of Mrs. Bettie Lou 41, of Rt. 2, Mt. Simon Wilson 79, of Rt. 2, Details on page 17 Officials in most states said traffic was In some including the bad weather added to the protest to keep vehicles off the There was fresh concern over food many of which are delivered by An official of the Producers Livestock Association in said livestock buying was down 50 to 60 per cent by the end of the week because of concern over shipment of the The mayor of which has no the we're in real I'd say by or if they don't start up here the shelves are going to be bare around He said people were buying twice their usual on Saturday in an effort to stock At least a dozen other meat packing plants and slaughterhouses have shut down or cut back By at least 6,000 workers in Ohio had been told not to report for work Monday and 1,000 persons in Philadelphia had lost their jobs because of curtailments due to the Westinghouse Electric Co. said the 4,200 employes in the Columbus plant would work but added that there might be a shutdown later in the week because of a supply Cambodians Af Vice President Ford on The PHNOM Cambodia soldiers backed by river gunboats tried to fight out of a rebel stronghold with grenade and rifle fire Sunday as helicopters strafed the insurgents in an unsuccessful attempt to blast a hole in the U-shaped The 700 government their backs to the Tonle Sap have been penned in for two days by rebel troops near Muk eight miles north of Phnom Field reports said that despite the air and river the goverment soldiers failed to break through rebel They have a possible escape by retreating across the river into territory on the west Fighting was reported at close Along with the the government soldiers were reported throwing makeshift explosive charges made of tin cans filled with The southern and northwestern fronts were reported with government troops in some areas spending more time in pay lines than on the But field reports said two more battalions of insurgents moved into position along a line running north of eight miles west of Phnom About insurgent troops are believed massing in the Only one government brigade - about 1,000 men - is facing the insurgents along that The lines are less than 100 yards apart at some points and field reports said government soldiers could hardly stand up without being shot In South the Saigon command reported that North and South Vietnamese troops clashed again in the hotly contested central highlands region near the Cambodian A communique said North Vietnamese shelled and attacked South Vietnamese rangers Saturday near the district town of Kien which was overrun in December but later The communique said 30 North Vietnamese troops were killed and the attack was driven Only three weapons were reported Government losses were listed as 20 men Today's Index U 17 6 4 5 12 Local t 14 TV 12 t What's lo 10 Soft Shell AP Wirephoto A sidewalk cobbler in Saigon takes a time out from the shoe repair business to touch up a giant tortoise which he will later offer for sale to The animals are caught along the coastal inlets and islands of Impeach Probe Taking Shape WASHINGTON - Hidden away in a string of offices in a converted hotel on the edge of Capitol the second presidential impeachment investigation in the nation's history is slowly taking Despite the immense significance of the undertaking and its incalculable it is proceeding with all the drama and excitement of an inquiry into the price of tung In contrast to the headlines and hot television lights that have followed each step of other obscurity attends the lawyers who are helping determine the fate of President Richard M. Few people on Capitol including the congressmen who face the heavy responsibility of deciding the are even aware of the task force assembled by the House Judiciary Committee to conduct the It numbers about 35 lawyers and a score of other occupy most of the second floor of a former hotel that was taken over by the House a few years No outsiders can even see the staff or what it is Anyone getting off the elevator on the second floor is confronted by a policeman and can penetrate no In response to repeated requests by the Judiciary Committee recently hired an information officer for the He turned out to be the retired head of the U.S. Border Donald a friendly man with little information to dispense since he is denied access to the briefings the staff gives to the At this stage and for the next few the staff is devoting itself to the preparation of a legal brief that will attempt to define what an impeachable offense is. It is a question that has divided legal scholars for the nearly 200 years since the Constitution provided for Special Counsel John M. has promised to have the brief ready by Feb. 20, and Committee Chairman W. is considering having public hearings on as much to educate the public on the issue as anything The next deadline will be March 1, when Doar expects to produce a report that will tell the just what evidence has been found in the various areas of presidential conduct it has examined and what if might be It is the further nature of that when the staff has finished its job it will still be up to each member of the Judiciary Committee to decide whether an impeachable offense has been Andrew the only president impeached by the was acquitted by the Senate in 1868. Syria Reports Artillery Battles By THE ASSOCIATED PR ESS Syria said Israeli artillery pounded Syrian military positions and five Arab villages Sunday at the end of a of sharp clashes on the Golan artillery reacted violently and inflicted heavy losses on the enemy sources of said a communique issued in The Syrian claim made no mention of casualties at the military posts or the civilian But communiques said the 10 hours of intermittent fighting erupted at points along the entire front and the heaviest since the October tank and artillery duels wiped out an Israeli missile three tanks and six mortar the Syrians adding that Syrian gunners on several Israeli positions and destroyed two with their Fighting has been reported for nine days along the 40-mile cease-fire where Israeli forces halted their thrust into Syria at the end of The Israeli military command in Tel Aviv disputed the Syrian battle few shots have been and denying that the Syrians destroyed Israeli tanks or The Syrian Hafez was in Saudi Arabia for talks with King reportedly trying to convince him to not lift an oil export embargo until lands were
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