Raleigh Register (Newspaper) - January 14, 1974, Beckley, West Virginia Brief Of World Panel Unanimous WASHINGTON After flying back from preparing fornia in an official President Nixon is for next week's return Congress and planning the next stages of his Watergate de- His aides described him as in the face of calls for his resignation and but they are telling reporters that they realize the next few weeks will be in terms of the LONDON Prime Minister Edward Heath and leaders of the 10 million strong Trades Union Congress met today for what government officials said was a last ditch bid to end Britain's industrial If it they Heath may decide this week to dissolve Parliament and appeal for a new mandate in a special parliamentary general election in backed by Chancellor of the Exchequer Anthony Barber and Employment tary William met the TUC leaders at his No. 10 Downing St. Agnew's Disbarment Urged Md. A charge and resigned the vice special three judge panel presidency Oct. 10. recommended unanimously today that former Vice dent Spiro T. Agnew be is not a case in which a busy lawyer has carelessly or inadvertently failed to obey the the panel uncontroverted evidence is that the respondent deliberately failed to report on his 1967 federal income return nearly of taxable income which he knew the law required him to report and pay taxes Agnew pleaded no contest to a federal income tax The Maryland Bar tion said the plea was an admission of professional conduct and requested that disbarment proceedings who sought a rary suspension rather than disbarment on the grounds the extreme action would destroy his was notified of today's action by one of his will not be making a comment said one of A g n e w's secretaries when reached through the White House The special panel was pointed by the Maryland State Court of highest court in the which will take final action on the disbarment Agnew served as Baltimore County executive and Maryland governor prior to being elected vice and his no contest plea to an income tax evasion charge related to a period when he was Following a federal tion into a Maryland political kickback Agnew re- signed as vice president and pleaded to the tax Other allegations against him were At a hearing by the judge panel last Agnew asked the judges not to disbar but instead suspend him pleading that dis- barment would destroy his means of can resume a useful place in the practice of law after my Agnew said at that practice of law means a lot to me. I want to return at some later date and bring credit to my practice and the Agnew's Leon said today he will file a list of exceptions to the dation within 20 He said he contacted Agnew and advised him of the Daniel one of the attorneys who represented the bar association at Agnew disciplinary hearing last said considering the circum- is what should have A spokesman at the Maryland Court of Appeals gave no indication when the dation might be acted and his wife stated their income for that year as while actually it was Then Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson told the court the government was dropping suit of further criminal charges against U.S. Attorney George Beall had informed Agnew in August he was under investigation for possible extortion and But in a 40-page iof the presented at In resigning the vice the time Agnew entered his dency Oct. 10, Agnew pleaded no contest to one count of income tax evasion for 1967. The court alleged that Agnew the Justice Department said the former vice president in engineering influence him cash between 1966 and 1972 from Allen president of Green Associates a Maryland select the Green company for as many state road contracts as least from Lester president of two land engineering between 1968 and 1971. cash from seven engineering presumably including the Green and Matz and one financial during the time Agnew wai governor and vice NEW YORK Stock prices opened broadly higher today on the New York Stock Trading was The Dow Jones industrial average had risen 0 69 to 842.17 the a Free Space Ruling Due Court To Examine Candidate's Reply Space By CHARLOTTE MOULTON WASHINGTON The Supreme Court agreed today to decide if a state can compel a newspaper to provide free reply space to a state political candidate who has been by the Only Florida and Mississippi have such laws but many news organizations are concerned other states might adopt the mandatory reply legislation if the Court finds them The Court will make a ruling on their constitutionality in a test case involving the Miami a 1 lead over declines among the Herald after oral 444 issues On glamors and blue chips staged a powerful back from recent but unusually low volume marred the The Dow climbed 18.37 to 841.48. rally followed nosedive over three The technical a 53.74-ppint previous the Calif. Entertainer Bing Crosby was reported resting comfortably in an intensive care unit at Peninsula Hospital following surgery Sunday for the removal of a giant abscess from his left v. 69, was in ry condition in the intensive where he will remain for two or three days as required by the of man a hospital LONDON A judge today ordered held for another week an American girl and two men charged with conspiring to smuggle guns and ammunition into The 18-year-old Allison Thompson of along Santa with Moroccan 25, and Pakistani Ather 21, airport finding five pistols and 150 rounds of were arrested after customs men alleged ammunition Dec. 29. in her suitcase Weather Warmer AND VICINITY Cloudy BECKLEY Cloudy and warmer with chance of occasional light rain or Ize this afternoon and tonight with highs this afternoon in the mid 40s. Low tonight in the upper 30s. Mostly cloudy and warmer on Tuesday with highs in the mid 50s. Probability of 30 50 per cent this per cent tonight and 20 per cent on Page 9) arguments on the Florida statute later this a hearing to two Palm newspapers Hanks Will Open Office Saturdays By CHUCK GODDARD Register Reporter Raleigh County Circuit C. Harold announced will open my office on Saturday mornings for the convenience of the public until such time the legislature directs all county officials by statute the proper time to open or close the Hanks said Senator Pat Hamilton of Oak Hill ad- vised me that a was put in the hopper Saturday 12) in the West Virginia Legislature which would eliminate the controversy throughout our state with reference to the days per week the county courthouses will re- main open or A recent Supreme Court ruling held that an amendment to the West Virginia Code which enjoined all with the exception of Kanawha and to maintain Saturday working hours was not reasonable and The court ruled after a suit was instigated by the Raleigh County Taxpayers Association asking that Hanks be forced to maintain business hours on Hanks had refused an August 1973 Raleigh County Court decision that he must open the Clerk's office on Hanks said today he would open his office this coming Saturday at a.m. and re- main open until These hours will be maintained until a decision from the legislature s handed Hanks which have been ordered to duce income tax returns and other financial records for pri vate inspection in a libel The brief order left standing the order directed to Palm Beach lisher of the Times and the and signed by Broward County Circuit Judge Jose A. Higher Florida courts had refused to In other the to review a lower federal court finding that the government is illegally ting thousands of Mexican laborers to enter the United States for seasonal farm The appeals court decision did not apply to Mexican workers who enter the United States on a commuter to decide whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs may continue to hire teachers and other employes on the basis of its longtime A federal court in ruled in favor of a group on non-Indian employes who had challenged the to disturb a lower 2 Sections SINCE OLDEST INSTITUTION 16 Pages VOL. 174 WEST MONDAY JANUARY 14, 1974 15 CENTS SAMUEL DASH Confident Dash Sees Renewed Hearings court decision permitting Panel Has Important Federal Power Commission to eliminate formal hearing procedures in setting natural Five companies argued that the new system tion of position papers violated due process of to review specific rate increases approved by the FPC affecting more than 40 per cent of gas supplies to the contiguous 48 The constitutional decision on press law case is expected before the Court ends its term in After the Florida Supreme Page 2) Teamsters Strike Huntington Plant W.Va. About 25 members of the Teamsters Union struck the C. L. Thornburg Co. today after negotiations broke down over a closed shop Plant manager Webb son said he presumed the out was because there had been lack of agreement over a closed shop for the union's first con- tract with the Em- ployes voted last June to be represented by the Teamsters Union and contract negotiations tied been under way since The plant is a distributor for heavy duty plumbing fixtures and supplies for water and sewage treatment New Information WASHINGTON Chief Counsel Samuel Dash said today gate Committee has new information to provide the basis for continued Dash did not identify the areas he said he would urge the committee to explore but said he was confident the committee would go along with his recommendation for renewed As part of its and under a special law passed by the committee nearly 500 taped sations and other White House President Nixon said the list was so broad to impinge on presidential confidentiality to turn over the By WILLIAM E. CLAYTIN WASHINGTON Energy Chief William E. Simon said today the government should be able to require oil companies to reveal much more information on their oil reserves and Simon the government won't be able to solve energy Testifying at the first of several new congressional hearings planned this week on energy before Congress formally reconvenes after a Simon of our current sources of data are voluntary and for many of the programs we now operate this is simply not We now clearly need mandatory reporting systems and mechanisms to check and enforce their proper Sen. William chairman of the economic subcommittee conducting today's told am sure my colleagues in the Congress and the public at large are as confused as I am after reading and hearing for weeks all conflicting reports of critical broken oil Proxmire said the shortages and reports of profits by some oil firms create skepticism in this Simon said the Federal Energy Office has instituted a number of new systems to collect better energy data and to improve our management He acknowledged that mosl of the information comes from Kissinger Negotiate BULLETIN By United Press International Egypt today rejected the troops disengagement plan ed out by Secretary of State Henry A. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismai Fahmi said in He said Egypt was demanding that It be redrafted into an Dns His i disengagement plan worked out by but snags apparently were The plan was reported to call for an Israeli pullback from the Suez Canal in return for unspecified American guarantees of Israel's The described by American officials as containing concrete and specific with Sadat are thankful to Dr. Kissinger for his wonderful American officials with Kissinger had told newsmen they expected to leave for Israel anc round of bargaining with Israeli leaders around 4 p.m. a.m. But then Kissinger and Fahmi began talks and Vest told newsmen a By United Press International U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. said today in that his attempt to conclude an agreement and refused Dash said the committee was prepared to reach a mise on the issue and suggested that if the White House showed a the committee would greatly reduce the number of documents and other materials Dash that the committee would not be content separation of their forces the toughest negotiation I've ever been Kissinger made the comment in a chat with newsmen on the terrace of his It came after State Department man George Vest announced Kissinger's scheduled return to to accept five tapes as originally requested and drop the request for all the other The five tapes Dash referred are of conversations between and his former chief John W. The White House refused to honor subpoenas for them and the Page 2) than four hours to permit further negotiation with the is the toughest tion I've ever been in and the most Kissinger told the a very tough It's tough to reconcile the two But I like the Kissinger met today with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for nearly four hours and then began talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmi at a working lunch at ger's New Cataract Hotel overlooking the River Diplomatic sources told UPI correspondent Maurice Guindi in Aswan that Egypt had indicated satisfaction with the the Egyptians before Kissinger flew to Aswan from talks with Israeli Kissing e r's fourth day of negotiation joint ing group would meet at p.m. a.m. After that Kissinger planned to meet started on an optimistic note Page 2) egister guard your to know and to be helpful to At 253 1441 at any dav or from in to 11 a.m. or The Register or know of situations that looking Into Docs the Sears Roebuck and Co. have plans for a store in the near future in the shopping centers in I. W. property manager for Roebuck and in said the Beckley and Raleigh County the industry and much is not disclosed at Simon said he felt that mandatory reporting legislation is Other energy developments put into effort today the first U. S. gas rationing plan with drivers allowed to buy gasoline only every other Venezuelan government official said that country would not go along with a freeze on oil export prices agreed to by other major producers and would our prices next independent truckers picketed today outside the Washington headquarters of the American Petroleum a trade organization ing major oil Truckers have been protesting big increases in prices of diesel fuel they use to run their asked Attorney General William B. Saxbe to look into the possibility of antitrust action against major oil In his congressional Simon his off ice was helping draft a to force disclosure by the big companies of more than oil imports and refinery complex problems of and products will be he personally feel that the public has a right to complete and accurate information on the energy He pledged to keep hands off some data related to national security or competitive In a letter to Proxmire may be ample constitute an illegal conspiracy in tion of the Sherman although not ing directly to the said in a network the answer to the fuel shortage retail markets have grown considerably during the past several may actually lie in easing of years and because of this growth several of the Sears tives were prompted to visit the area last He said at this time Sears does not have definite mation leads us to believe a program could be placed into effect that would provide a large retail store within the next four or five view of that time we nave had discussions which will lead to the expansion of our catalog operation now in existence in This expansion should occur during early 1974 and will feature self-service customer This process has received the overwhelming approval of our mers in areas where it is already in and we look forward to its installation at Beckley in order to provide better service for our customers in your Davis the antitrust laws to let the big oil companies work A House select committee on small headed by Rep. John D. will convene He said it will examine growing public skepticism about the severity of the oil and in some case whether there is a real energy crisis at The Senate Permanent subcommittee and a Page 2) s Donald Nixon's Tie To Mining Swindle Plot Not Clear The investigators linked F. Watergate investigating the former associates Committee i s possibility of Howard Hughes paid large sums of ney to President Nixon's brother Donald for mining claim In the following first of a five-part series on where the Watergate scandal now Clay F. cial dealings in 1970. Investigators say the recluse billionaire may have been mining Donald Nixon to these mining contends spired to buy Although President to win decisions mining claims in Nevada and dozen of the names on favorable to the Hughes empire amount was According to Minutes of the committee's Donald Nixon personal financial gains by in which ignorant of the mining his associates enterprises being carried on to use his kinship with i Utah selling them to him for greatly inflated prices totaling involving an Richardson reports on what he attempt to pay off has uncovered about the mining Dominican Republic officials to venture in which Donald Nixon obtain mining rights in that were on the Hughes land related apparently was none had ever met It was not until he became concerned he was being swindled that Hughes began to look into the a Las Vegas source Latin American F. Donald Nixon's tie with both areas is reflected in the alleged scheme to subpoenas served on Nixon last Figures outside the Hughes including Donald Nixon tell a different They claim the Hughes ates sought to use the Nixon name in their dealings to gain committee's interest in mining rights and other executive session Nov. 29, 1973, include this comment from staff have been investigating the financial and business relationship of F. Donald Nixon to a number of including one John Meier relates to possible illegal and unethical ing illegal contributions to the nothing we're that cannot be tied through to the 1972 Dash said in an He added that the committee's investigation of Hughes was important as anything we have done so The committee's main ness is John a scientific expert who worked for Robert A. the former head of 1972 and allegations Las Vegas of conspiracy and i Meier now lives in in the is Arthur the accountant who drew up the President's controversial income tax Blech also was tax accountant for Meier and F. Donald Blech has told the committee he went to the Dominican Republic with Meier and the President's brother in 1969. Meier contends the President was aware of the In addition to the mining Meier testified he and By CLAY F. RICHARDS WASHINGTON The Hughes over worthless mining Senate Watergate Committee is claims is not But it is investigating the known the President's brother former associates of Howard traveled to the Dominican Hughes paid Republic in 1969 with Hughes sums to President Nixon's mining associate John brother Donald for his help key figure in both mining claims ventures in Committee sources said they western United States and the are convinced the White House Dominican has details of F. Donald In its probe of a Nixon's They said donation that a Hughes agent they have learned that Herbert made to Nixon's 1972 W. the President's the committee's chief fund raiser counsel terms important as and quietly anything we have done so investigated the brother's month seeking all White House and other matter that might link Donald Nixon with a group of 44 persons and 23 tial They influencing and was indicted by a this was done to give the false impression the President ported the President who had kept close watch on his brother's stepped in A lengthy investigation the 1970 investigation he federal for income housing project in the At an executive session tax evasion in relation Dominican Blech days Terry F. i to mining the chief investigator in Meier told the UPI of 67 persons corporations named in Hughes he hired Donald Nixon in investigating Mr. Meier's j 1969 as a Meier was relationship to F. Donald Nixon i fired by Maheu late in 1969, and to Senate investigators committee tnat President's brother and and according his possibly printed reports have said he the several ended Donald's shows that with the Hughes tied to the two mining receiving or was dismissed because the was involved at all in any Dominican Blech said that before Meier and F. Donald Nixon had an argument that terminated their HOWARD HUGHES Possibility Of Swindle Sparked Own Check tion of some kind from either wanted his brother to in 1971, they Three key figures in the Watergate committee mining ventures are some stili Chief Counsel Mr. Meier or the Hughes Tool sever the business Even after he was L. Meier continued to attempt ered or business but none was Samuel knowledge Senate investigators said the a belief that Donald Nixon refused to divulge buy mining claims both in n t ever testimony they received well paid for his One mation concerning the i western United States and Blech reportedly loped two conflicting pictures of while declining to but he said they Dominican i Donald Nixon's role in a specific told UPI jare tied to the 1972 presidential i Another key witness Page 2) OPEN Tonight 'til 8 p.m. GRAY LUMBER CO. Frigid W. Va.