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Harrisonburg Daily News Record (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Harrisonburg, Virginia Weather In Brief Variable Cloudiness Vol. 11] No. 166 Features & Service April 17, 1974 For News Three 52 Pages Ten Cents Godwin Colls Holt To Odd-Even Plan Security Council Meets AP Wirephoto ne United Security Council 1b seen during tti meeting in New Soviet Jacob Malik launched a severe attack on the policy of disengagement diplomacy waged hy U.S. Secretary of State Henry when he downgraded Unds of partial as opposed to general In the Middle East. Democrat Wins In Michigan ' Mich. - Riding a tide of urban Democrat Bob Traxler captured Michigan's special congressional election Tuesday defeating a Republican for whom President Nixon the fourth by a Democrat this year in five elections for previously Republican ended a 42-year GOP hold on Michigan's 8th District and cost Republicans their second district in the state this A heavy majority for the 42-year-old Traxler in his Bay City home and a smaller margin in the city of enabled him to withstand a surge for Republican James Sparling Jr. in the Saginaw suburbs and the district's rural all Sparling told applauding has With 255 of the district's 296 precincts Traxler had 50,895 votes and Sparling had 43,824. In earlier special elections this three of four traditionally Republican districts went Surveys in those areas showed public opposition to Nixon's handling of the Watergate scandal and other problems contributing strongly to the GOP The White House hoped a Republican triumph after Nixon's campaign trip here would demonstrate renewed presidential popularity and ease impeachment pressure in the A state representative who called the election a on Nixon's policies and moral Traxler scored heavily in his home Bay while Sparling led in normally Republican rural But the 45-year-old margin in the the region of small towns and farms where Nixon campaigned for him last ran behind that polled in 1972 by former GOP Rep. James whose resignation forced the year's fifth special House In the earlier Democrats won longtime GOP seats in Ohio and the latter the Grand Rapids seat held for 25 years by Vice President Gerald R. GOP victory was in The 8th Congressional District last elected a Democratic congressman in 1932. In Huron where the Nixon tour began at Bad Sparling was polling about 60 per cent of the Harvey scored 73 per cent there in 1972 en route to winning the district with about 60 per cent. The contest was being watched closely for signs of any impact from Nixon's campaign Before some Republicans had feared the President might hurt the GOP by stirring most said later they thought the trip had Nixon had stayed out of four previous special congressional elections this year in which the Democrats captured three seats that long had been held by the The White House hoped a victory would demonstrate popular for the President and ease pressure for his Both candidates voted early in the Sparling near his home just Traxler in the Democratic stronghold of Bay Qty. Election officials reported a heavy vote in both Bay City and while in some of the rural areas visited by earlier vote forecasts were increased on the basis of a large early RICHMOND odd-even gasoline distribution Imposed less than two months was discontinued Tuesday by Gov. Mills Referring to a outlook in news coming from Washington that more gasoline is he said the plan would be abandoned at This means that a Virginia motorist will be able to purchase gasoline Wednesday regardless of the last digit in his license plate is an even or odd number and even if his car's gasoline gauge shows than half Left in force by Godwin for both safety and fuel conservation reasons was the 55 speed think we're going to be with the 55 limit for some time to the governor told a news He emphasized that discontinuance of the odd-even distribution plan not mean I think there wUl be a normal amount of gasoline a matter of he allocation for April will be about 12 per cent short of our normal needs for this But Godwin added his personal hope that conservation practices our people have developed in recent months combined the 55 speed limit may make it possible to meet our essential gasoline including vacation If this is not the the will not hesitate to reimpose the mandatory The modeled after a plan initiated in was Imposed Feb. 20 as a means not to ration gasoline but to assure a more equitable distribution of what was It came at a time serious shortages were developing in a number of the state's urban areas and motorists were having to endure long lines at service stations in order to purchase A number of other states also adopted the plan and quite a few got the jump on Virginia in discontinuing it. Godwin emphasized over and again at the news conference that his action should not imply that unlimited supplies of gasoline are no means does it mean that everybody is going to get all the gas they need to travel all they want he Among the factors involved in his the governor were the state's vital tourism business just now getting into its seasonal swing and the economy of the state Since the odd-even plan was he Virginia's gasoline tax revenues have fallen off As for retaining the 55 speed Godwin said this has to be a very good thing from the of He noted that vehicular accidents over- Mitchell Says He Ignored Vesco Attempt To Use Political NEW YORK - Former Atty. Gen. John N. testified Tuesday that he pigeonholed a memorandum by financier Robert L. Vesco which was intended for the White He called the memo crude attempt to use two days under cross-examination concluded his defense and his lawyer rested the Still to be completed is the defense of former Commerce Secretary Maurice are charged with obstruction of justice and you consider this an effort to obstruct was I did he had been the top law enforcement officer in the he you didn't think it was relevant to let Mr. Casey know what was going on asked Asst. U.S. Atty. John referring to William the Securities and Exchange chairman at the The SEC was engaged then in a massive investigation of corporate The memo threatened to reveal a secret 1200,000 cash contribution to AT CHARLES MA INC. Dan expert representative for Hopkins Tailoring Company April 18 and \9 President Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign unless the SEC probe stopped Mitchell and Stans are accused of seeking to obstruct the SEC probe in return for the which was kept secret after it was received by Stans on 10, 1972. It was revealed during the day that the defense had to call Sen. Edward as a witness in Mitchell's Judge Lee Gagliardi ruled his testimony irrelevant without any public mention of his Court sources said that Kennedy was to have been asked about a telephone call he once made to Casey in connection with a pending SEC in an attempt to show that the call Mitchell admittedly made to the SEC head was not The memorandum is an integral part of the conspiracy indictment against and Vesco wrote in the memo that the 1200,000 contribution become known unless the investigation by the SEC is stopped The indictment includes it among threatening communications that were described as part of the to reveal its contents to the SEC was also cited in the ALL DAY TODAY Due to in and Barber Stiop The memo was included in a package addressed to Donald the President's younger It was to at the Essex House Hotel in New York Nov. 13, 1972. came to the conclusion it was a very crude attempt by Mr. if he was the author of a crude attempt to use muscle in this SEC matter contents of this memorandum made no impression on me except that I was Incensed that Vesco would try to use such crude pressure on this was asked whom he informed about the in a telephone sometime after I received mentioning the chief presidential advisor on domestic He told Mr. I had received the I told him there had been an apparent attempt looked Uke Mr. Vesco or somebody on his crude attempt to use muscle in the SEC told me of an attempt by Donald Nixon Jr. and somebody else in the Vesco organization to go to Key and talk to the people down at Key Biscayne about the SEC Mr. had seen them or Intercepted them and run them Donald Nixon the President's is an aide and companion of the President down at Key Biscayne at the was don't Mr. he Asked if he told about the threat of exposure of the we didn't get into the specifics of you teU him you were mentioned in I'm sure I did you teU him this memo said Mr. Stans had asked Vesco to give him the contribution in didn't want anybody to know these did Mr. Wing POT PIE TODAY Ole Virginia Ham Cafe BEN FRANKLIN STORE closed all day due to death In A defense question ruled lection was the aU were down 6.9 per cent whUe those involving were down more than 19 per cent. if there were no would justify keeping the speed Umit Godwin WhUe most of the news conference dealt with the the governor had these observations to make on a variety of other M. acting director of the Division of continues to be under consideration for appointment as permanent director despite the vocal opposition of an out-of-state consultant to the State Crime would to at this point whether he wUl play an active campaign role on behalf of aU or any of the candidates in this year's congressional There are no plans on his part at present to set up a to study abuses in the state's mental He supports efforts to have the Lorton Reformatory in Northern Virginia put under the control of the federal Bureau of Civil Speech Curtailed WASHINGTON - The federal government has a right to dismiss Civil Service employes whose impair the efficiency of agencies they work the Supreme Court held The 64 decision upheld the language of the Act which permits dismissal such cause as wUl promote the efficiency of the The court said its decision would not prevent speech that was Justice H. Rehnquist the act prohibits that speech which improperly damages and impairs the reputation and efficiency of the employing and it thus imposes no greater control on the behavior of federal employes than are necessary for the protection of the government as an The language was attacked by dissenting justices as overly thus having a on the exercise of free The majority no guidance as to what conduct is or is not The court's answer is no answer at said Justice Thurgood joined by Justices 0. Douglas and J. Brennan Jr. predicted that uncertainty as to the scope of the law would indeed have a every employe who risks his job by testing the of the many more wiU choose the cautious path and not speak at he In another segment of the the court held 5-4 that employes are not entitled to a hearing before The present requirement for sudi a hearing after dismissal is the court M. president of the American Federation of Government said the decision did not the dictates of equity for federal Webber said he had hoped that the court would demand a hearing as already under the of nine federal Various agencies had no comment on the Some 90 per cent of federal employes are under QvU Their numbers readi into areas of Tuesday's was prompted by a suit by Wayne who was fired from his Office of Economic Opportunity job in Today's Index t n 4 5 Jeane 8 Local 15 7 7 2 ' I 4 AT CHARLES MATHI INC. Dan expert representative for Hopkins Tailoring Company 19 AP and Stans make a jolly pair on leaving
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