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Harrisonburg Daily News Record (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Harrisonburg, Virginia Weather In Brief Mostly Sunny Vol. 77, No. 141 Two Sections 26 Pages Press F & Service March 18, 1974 For Business or News 433-2702 Ten Cents Arab Oil Ministers Split Over Embargo Austria - The oil ministers from nine Arab countries failed to agree Sunday on lifting the oil embargo against the United States and to meet again on The Arab ministers met after they and four other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries the world's largest oil producing decided to extend their freeze on oil prices for three A Saudi Arabian official had said earlier Sunday that the freeze cleared the way for a lifting of the but after the Arab ministers met on their own it became apparent there still were disagreements on the Informed sources said some of the the wanted to confer with their governments before The sources said eaders of the Arab countries are expected to be in contact with one another before the Monday session to settle some The representing members of the Organization of Arab Oil Producing Countries met for SMs hours at a Vienna most of the time without their aides Sources said a strong opponent of ending the displayed little opposition during the and at times was forced to defend itself against reports that Libyan oil has been reaching the United States through third Egypt and Saudi the leading Arab oil were reported pushing for an end to the boycott that was imposed White House Trying To Says Aide WASHINGTON - Presidential advisor Bryce Harlow says that by resisting efforts of the House Judiciary Committee to gain access to its the White House is trying to help the committee focus its impeachment Until the committee decides what an impeachable offense is and draws up specific charges against President Nixon Wilson s Support Grows Stronger LONDON - A revolt in the opposition Conservative party seems liitely to insure Prime Minister Harold Wilson's survival in the first voting test of Britain's new political sources said The vote is due Monday night on a motion criticizing the Labor government's abandonment of statutory wage If Wilson survives as the vote would prove an embarrassment and possible danger for Conservative leader Edward Wilson controls 299 votes in the House of Commons - 19 short of a The Conservatives with 295 and Liberals with 14 can combine to outvote But political sources said at least six Conservatives will abstain and may be joined by others who believe their leader is wrong to national elections when Wilson has had only two in The vote comes at the end of a debate on the Wilson program for based on that Harlow the investigation will wander creating the risk of a constitutional one of Nixon's top said in an interview that the White House is not being recalcitrant or trying to hide anything by refusing to open White House files to the committee or to respond to its request for tapes of 42 presidential is an attempt to help in a to decide specifically what they are trying to he it is they have no anchor to what they are trying to Harlow's stated views reflected a fundamental disagreement with the Judiciary which regards the drawing of any charges against Nixon as the final step of its inquiry and one that cannot be taken until it has examined all available The nature of the disagreement can be seen in the following which dealt with Harlow's repeated references to a need for the committee to be more specific in its requests for Q. What about the request for 42 tapes of presidential That is It mentions hours and A. Those are actual but what are they relevant Q. The committee thinks they relate to the Watergate A. Q. They want to hear them to find A. I Of course they Q. How can they determine A. They have a staff of 101. They're able I think they'd love to have those tapes to see if they might be relevant to against the United States and the Netherlands last October because of the two policy toward Algeria has been reported in favor of lifting the embargo for two months pending the outcome of negotiations on a Middle East peace The United States is playing a key role on troop disengagement negotiations on the Syria was believed one of the strongest opponents of lifting the seeking the oU embargo began last the reaction wai generally that need m more we need Wrong Story on page 5. to have a troop disengagement pact signed with Israel before ending the The decision by the 13-member OPEC to continue the freeze on petroleum prices was described by a spokesman as a good will gesture toward the leading oil consumers - Western Japan and the United But he warned that prices would again be raised if the industrial nations do not control The president of the two-day OPEC Finance Minister Jamshid of complained that inflation in the industrialized countries was an average 12 per cent last would justify increasing the price of oil to the tune of at least 12 per cent to compensate for he told have decided to show good will not to increase the price of oil for another three months provided the industrialized countries would contain their galloping he OPEC imposed a price freeze at a meeting in in The freeze was due to end April 1. In the United gasoline prices are expected to remain roughly at what they are Under the regulations of the Federal Energy Office in oil companies adjust their wholesale gasoline prices once a month depending on the price of crude Today's Index Calendar 3 17 6 4 S Jeane 9 Lenten 10 Local 2 13 12 2 What's to 17 Country Dick Nixon AP The Grand Die opening up its new headquarters Saturday also featured the debut of a hot country performer - the President to Nashville to help celebrate the new Opry and wife Pat's is seen here the touches on Ms own rendition of Bless Judge Sirica Steps Down WASHINGTON - The polished brass plate on the door that reads of the Chief comes down Tuesday and John J. Sirica once more will be just another of 15 district judges in the The plate will be moved to the chambers of Judge George L. Hart and with it the trappings of chief shepherd of grand assigner of including For who turns 70 Tuesday and therefore must relinquish the it means his first vacation in 18 months - very nearly the span of the Watergate case that lifted him from been pretty as you as chief Sirica said in something of an even as he was writing one of his most important That expected will be whether the House of Representatives gets access to the secret report that accompanied the Watergate grand jury's cover-up 1 can say it's a very important Sirica not going to Iry and compare it with any other But inevitably it will be compared with his historic ruling of last Aug. 29 that forced President Nixon to submit the White House Watergate tape recordings to Sirica for review - and eventually for the grand Sirica long ago made it known he would remain as an active judge rather than becoming a senior judge with fewer cases or In one of his last acts as chief Sirica assigned himself the Watergate the trial of onetime administration officials H. R. John D. John N. Mitchell and Charles W. Colson on cover-up He's set trial for Sept. 9 in the cover-up Sirica was appointed to the bench by President Eisenhower in the late 1950s. His an immigrant from Italy at age 7, traveled from place to place in a string of losing businesses in Virginia and finally on the eve of World War I when John Sirica was 14. John was graduated from George Washington University Law School Portuguese Coup Ends In Fizzle Portugal - The government announced Sunday the arrest of up to 30 army officers after an abortive attempt by dissident soldiers to march on Lisbon and overthrow the Among them was Lieutenant Colonel Joao Almeida a close friend of Cambodian Peace Hopes Reside Off Battlefield AP Wirephoto A Cambodian woman Is informed that she is now a PHNOM Cambodia - The Cambodian war enters its fifth year Monday with the brightest hope for peace resting on diplomatic help from the world's powers or a battlefield stalemate that would force warring factions to the conference The North Americans and others - with their own interests at stake - prop up and direct the fighting The U.S. price tag of shaping the future of Cambodia now runs more than million a day in military and economic It is perhaps this aid which has allowed the Penh government to survive and bring the war to a point where neither side is strong enough to And the war is Nearly two million Cambodians hundreds dying a society racked by inflation and the inability to deal with its most basic There are no firm casualty Official sources in Phnom Penh count 40,000 to 50,000 government soldiers killed in four The other side roughly estimates 60,000 to 75,000 dead - including the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong as well as Cambodian It is difficult now to imagine the Cambodia of four years ago - a lazy tropical kingdom peopled by prosperous visited by thousands of and led by ii mercurial chubby prince whose subtle balancing acts kept his country from being sucked into the wars in Laos and That peace was shattered after Prince Norodom Sihanouk was ousted in a constitutional coup on March 18,1970, and the armies of Saigon and Washington marched and battled across the border from South Full-scale war erupted between the North Vietnamese and Phnom Penh's escalated by a massive South drive into Cambodia and large-scale U.S. Initial support for the war - fueled by traditional sentiments - ran But throughout 1970 the Cambodian army suffered many setbacks and lost several From the the United States stood firmly behind the government of President and perhaps the most crucial lest for that administration came In 1973 with the end of the American fighting role in That year began with a major rebel offensive which for the first time saw Khmers primarily fighting Khmers and the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong taking a largely advisory The Khmers are Cambodia's dominant ethnic dating from the sixth The forces loyal to Sihanouk after his overthrow became known as the Khmer One Western diplomat last year reflected that in 1972, Vietnam was running the it rapidly The whole program is similar to The Americans were running that war 10 years Then came The Phnom Penh government but thousands of refugees swelled the population to almost two Inflation spiraled living costs in the city to 10 times the 1970 U.S. aid increased nearly three times - to million - from the average of the first three years of the Disenchantment with Nol and was dramatized by two unsuccessful assassination iiut the president's firm military backing helped keep his government in Hebels launched another offensive in January of this The improving Cambodian army repulsed three major thrusts at the but the insurgents inflicted heavy civilian casualties by repeatedly and rocketing Now most Western observers believe the insurgents cannot take Phnom Penh by force and that the final solution will have to come through JUST ARRIVED Jacobsen lillers Grillilh 510 Waterman Dr ousted generals Antonio de Spinola and Francisco Costa da the former chief of All three have received Portugal's highest military and were honored at the military academy in Lisbon only last Bruno served with Spinola when the controversial general commanded forces in Portuguese Loyal troops kept an armed grip on Portugal Soldiers were posted at military installations and communications but the nation appeared The uprising was crushed early Saturday without a shot when loyal army units stopped a motorized rebel column near The estimated 200 rebels remained under heavy guard at the 5th Infantry Regiment barracks 60 miles north of The newspaper 0 Seculo reported that dissident officers were threatened with when they held off surrendering for several hours after they returned to their Mortars were aimed but not fired at the rebels before they gave newsmen at the scene in the town of Caldas da Rainha two persons were reported killed and 14 injured in an unexplained blast at the army ranger camp at Tlie government said the incident had nothing to do with military The rebellious officers said they attempted the revolt in support of General Antonio de the deputy chief of staff sacked by the government last Volley Mrs. Edna Marshall 89, of Ormand Thomas 54, of Miss Mary Frances 71, of Rt. 3, William Wood 64, of Cletus Glenn 76, of Rt. 1, Details on page 18
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