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Evening Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Uniontown, Pennsylvania OUR YEAR NO 191 FINAL Paper That Goes Into The Home PENNSYLVANIA WEDNESDAY JULY 31 1974 15 CENTS House Hearing Ends 3 Impeach Charges PAIR SIGHT They have all those big animals like cows and sheep and hogs ill the County Fair but there's room for the smaller fry too This beagle is one of the dogs shown at the Fayette County SPCA booth He's being held by booth chairman Karen Sanner while board member Mike Gregor looks on Photo County Fair In Third Day The weather was sunny and pleasant today as the 20th annual Fayette County Fair went into its third day forecast is for clear and cool and officials of the sponsoring Agricultural Improvement Assn are hoping for another fine turnout Home persons showed up at the yesterday In yesterday's miniature tractor ing contest Kathleen Richmond struck a blow for woman power as she grabbed first place in the pound class cond was Reed Whipkey and Rusty Gowatsky was third Other Pictures Pages 13 37 In the pound class Sonny Richmond was first followed by Lou Rugh and Jim Kelly The big tractors were still in the midst of competition late last night and only the first-round winners were available In the under pounds class Ray Miller of Acme won first place and Grover Binkey of Vanderbilt was cond They were followed by Norbert of Greensburg Jim Schere of Greensburg and Dean Miller of Greensburg The display entered by Grange was judged the top grange ex- hibit at the fair with Morning Star ing second Also placing were German Gallatin and Curfew Granges In junior grange judging Curfew was first second Perryopolis third and Dawson fourth The eventual champion in the derby from Monday was Mike Kartos of Fairchance Continued On Page 12 Col 1 By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP Proclaiming that President Nixon warrants im- and trial and removal from the House Judiciary Committee has ended its historic inquiry with a three-part resolution to be sent to the House In it the committee recommends on's impeachment for obstructing justice misuse of his powers and failing to obey its committee subpoenas for evidence Debate in the House will begin in about two weeks The three articles would redefine and limit the power of the executive They are the first to be sent to the House floor since President Andrew Johnson's im- during the Civil War reconstruction period more than a tury ago The third impeachment article relating to the subpoenas was approved Tuesday by a narrow vote The three articles of impeachment charge Nixon with high crimes and misdemeanors justice in covering up the Watergate affair the break-in of Democratic national headquarters June 17 1972 once described by a White House spokesman as just a third-rate burglary his powers through misuse of federal agents and agencies to violate constitutional rights of citizens by wiretapping income tax audits and other activities to comply with committee subpoenas for 147 tape-recorded sations and other material sought as evidence by the inquiry Before the committee concluded its in- it rejected as impeachable of- fenses proposed articles recommending impeachment for concealing the bing of Cambodia from Congress and A LONG SIX DAYS Rep Robert Drinan rubs his eyes ing sixth day of debate by House Judiciary Committee on articles of impeachment AP Wirephoto perpetrating tax fraud by underpaying his income taxes Both were defeated 12 The committee's recommendations first must face the formality of passing through the House Rules Committee before making their way to the House floor A majority vote is needed in the House to impeach the President The Senate then would conduct a trial in which a majority would be needed to convict and remove Nixon from office The House committee's proceedings ended with a rap from the gavel of Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr and his ruling that This concludes the work of the committee As he filed out of the committee room Rep Charles E Wiggins on's leading defender during the six days of debate and the ment articles At the moment I would have to say the odds are that the House would pass them The final day of the committee's deliberations saw a in the bipartisan coalition that adopted the first two articles by votes of 27 to 11 and 28 to 10 The committee has 21 Democrats and 17 Republicans all lawyers Although the Republican Rep Robert McClory 111 offered the article dealing with sub- poenas it won the support of only one other Republican Rep Lawrence Hogan of Maryland Hogan was the only Republican to vote for all three articles adopted Rep Thomas Railsback a leader in the bipartisan effort to pass the first two articles accused the of engaging in political overkill in trying for more articles When the Cambodian bombing and tax LISTENING President Nixon listens as Treasury Secretary William Simon briefs him day at White House on recent trip to the Middle East AP Wirephoto fraud articles were called up Railsback said the Democrats were endangering Republican support on the floor for any articles He said later the defeat of the articles had removed that danger In urging adoption of Article III Continued On Page 12 Col 5 Ehrlichman Gets Term Inside Pages District residents opinions vary on impeachment issue Page 37 Nixon wants parts of tapes withheld from prosecutor Page 13 closing ment debate to affect future presidents Page 12 WASHINGTON AP Former presidential assistant John D Ehrlichman was sentenced to a minimum 20 months n prison today on his conviction for conspiracy and jury in the Ellsberg break-in case U.S District Judge Gerhard A Gesell set to five-year sentences to run concurrently for each of the three criminal counts for which Ehrlichman was convicted G Gordon Liddy a member of the White House plumbers unit which carried off the break-in was given a sentence but it is to run parallel with other sentences handed Liddy in the original Watergate break-in case Thus it does not add any time to Mon Flood Control Urged OK Come oat to the Fair Annual County Fair had a large crowd last night with the weather cooperating Something to see there all the time so why not pack up the family and cart them to the Fairgrounds Not good news about Chrysler Corp Chrysler joined with General Motors in blaming inflation for a sharp tumble in profits for the first half of 1974 We had hoped for some news about auto sales hoping that be there would be some chance of that New Stanton plant opening Not so pleasant now John B Connally plans to fight the charges against him of bribery perjury and conspiracy Connally a friend of President Nixon and a former Treasury secretary was indicted by a federal grand jury of taking two bribes from milk producers and then conspired to cover up the payment I'm going to fight the Con- nally said And he will We wonder if Connally still plans to make a run for the Three articles of impeachment proved by House Judiciary Committee With its work completed the Com- sent its recommendations to the full House where debate will start next month and a vote is expected by the end of August What will the House do is the People shopping around now for line Why not? Motorists buying 15 gallons save 75 cents when paying 54 cents a lon instead of 59 cents for the same brand of gasoline Summer two-thirds debuts tomorrow gone August Devastating floods will continue to damage Fayette County communities along the Monongahela River unless action is taken This is pointed out in a study done for the Fayette County Planning Com- mission and Pennsylvania Dept of En- Resources by the U S Army Corps of Engineers in Pittsburgh Effective flood plain regulatory measures such as zoning ordinances and building codes can be designed to pre- vent increased flood damage according to the engineers Flood it continues can reduce potential damages to new and ex- isting properties in areas subject to Hooding and additional works to modify Hooding can also be a part of the run solution Tygart Lake built in the upper River basin has already provided partial flood protection for the river communities and developments in Fayette County the engineers say Fayette County communities along the Monongahela they point out share the same predicament as the several thousand other communities in the United States Many of these communities have il ready been furnished flood hazard in- to aid them in the solution of complex problem There have been four major floods on lie Mon March March 5 1963 March 18 1936 and Oct 16 1954 These bits of information are brought out in the The flood plain in Fayette County consists for the most part of a thin strip of land between the river and the railroad tracks Except for the urban areas of the Boroughs of Belle Vernon Fayette City Newell Brownsville and Point Marion here are only scattered residences In the boroughs a number of dences churches and light industries have been subjected to periodic Hooding The main track of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad runs parallel to the river along the right bank from the downstream limit of the county to about mile 55 The Monongahela Railway parallels i he river on the right bank from mile 55 153126 NKW BETHLEHEM Pa AP Winning number in this week's lottery is 153126 Millionaire finalist is i lo mile 86 where it crosses into Greene County The tracks have been flooded in the past particularly in the urban areas of Belle Vernon and Brownsville The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad i rack crosses the Cheat River near its mouth and enters Point Marion It passes through the middle of the TELL ME A STORY More than 125 youngsters from Uniontown playgrounds attended a Festival at Craig Playground in which stories were told a puppet show presented and refreshments served Holding sign is director Jim Nesser and seated from left are Jimmy Cruse Samantha Gadd Jill Medina director Sally Rittenhouse Nancy Farnella and Mike Medina Playgrounds represented were Bailey Park Boyle Berkeley coln View Lafayette East End and Craig Photo t v borough and reaches the Monongahela Hiver bank at Lock and Dam 8 and then runs parallel to the river to the county line It is not subject to Hooding State Routes 906 and 711 parallel the river for short stretches from Belle min to Kayette City They have been I in the past in these boroughs and will he Hooded in the future Slate Route 166 parallels the river lor a short stretch downstream of Point Marion but it is not subject to flooding If S Route 119 crosses the Cheat Hirer at Point Marion and runs parallel lo Hie Monongahela River through Point Marion to the county line on relatively Infill ground what Liddy already had to serve Gesell said two other convicted members of the plumbers group Miamians Bernard L Barker and Eugenic R Martinez were duped by high government officials and gave them suspended sentences All except Liddy have been free since their convictions by a jury of six men and six women that deliberated for five hours before deciding on a verdict July 12 Liddy was sentenced March 23 1973 to 6 years 8 months to 20 years after be- ing convicted on six counts of con- burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate break-in He also received an additional sentence for refusing to testify before the grand jury the term to run the life of the jury which is scheduled to expire Dec 4 He is in the jail Ehrlichman and the others were con- of violating the rights of Dr Lewis J Fielding the Beverly Hills Calif psychiatrist who treated Ellsberg a former Pentagon analyst The Plumbers a special White House investigative unit broke into Fielding's office in a fruitless search for the medical records of Ellsberg who leaked the Pentagon Papers study of the nam war to the press Ehrlichman said within minutes of his conviction that he had directed his at- to prepare an appeal The former Seattle zoning lawyer also is among the defendants in the Watergate cover-up trial now scheduled to begin Sept 9 A lawyer for Martinez and Barker ex- iles from Cuba said Tuesday he also will file an appeal even if Gesell gives his clients a suspended sentence Barker and Martinez testified they believed the break-in was an extension of two decades experience as clandestine CIA agents working for the overthrow of the Castro government Barker Martinez and Liddy were among the original Watergate dants convicted of burglarizing Democratic National Committee quarters June 17 1972 Besides the conspiracy count Ehrlichman is to be sentenced also on three counts of lying to a Watergate grand jury that investigated the break-in and the activities of the Plumbers Weather A clear and cool night is to be followed In sunny and a little warmer tomorrow Extended outlook calls for a chance of showers each day Friday through day Weather Observer Earl said the high here yesterday was 80 low last night 57 and temperature this morning Today's Index Bridge New Personals Sports 39 Star Gazer Theaters Television J 46 47 38 46 iiii Class Comics Deaths Dr Crane Karl Wilson Editorials
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