Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 25, 1974, Page 4

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July 25, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Thurs., July 25, 1974 Nine Cover-Up Acts Listed (Continued from Page I.) cans, six were considered likely to support impeachment. Rep. O’Neill (D-Mass.), the Democratic leader in the house, predicted the committee would recommend impeachment and that the full house would vote impeachment by at least 60 votes. “And it could well be that a tidal wave would hit the house and he’d be impeached by over IOO votes,” O’Neill said. Chairman Rodino's schedule for the 38-member committee called for concluding general debate Thursday night and moving onto actual consideration of it ion of the Internal 'Service and the FBI. Both articles, ana the specific acts cited in them, follow closely the major concerns in the impeachment inquiry of Rep. Railsback (R ill.) in whose office the uncommitted members drafted their proposals for submission to the pro-impeachment group. Bothered Railsback delivered an emo Revenuei IRS — and a host of other misdeeds?” he asked. Rep. Smith (R-N.Y.) dispelled the idea he would vote for impeachment by saying the evidence was not sufficiently clear and convincing for him except on the single, narrow issue of secret bombing of Cambodia, which is not included in the proposed articles. The Republican speeches were in sharp contrast to the Chief: Internal Probe of Indicted Officers Continues An internal investigation of I challenge of tho grand jury grand jury indictments of five filed by attorneys for the indict-police officers is continuing, je d officers. The challenge even though the reason original- claims the jury was illegally im-ly cited for the investigation no paneled and asks that the in- tional speech Wednesday night in which he stopped short of saying he would vote for im- longer exists. The five were suspended indefinitely by Chief Wallace La Peters, who last week announced an investigation of his own into the charges brought by the grand jury. He said his investigation was necessary to justify the suspensions to the civil service commission. All five officers have appealed their suspensions, and iii u*. j * .. back was the only member who The threat.telephoned to toe    h 15 ^inu(es ^ ^    _ Capitol switchboard, forced Ro-;^ speakcr „c said hc had said the catalogue din® to empty the.packedroom L agonizing over his decision!,hat SO th' name Waterville police searchedI fruitlessly ( m"nths ,[f warned that gate amount to a record of cor-for a bomb. Later, after Rodino Just the existence of the indict the courts’ Yes ”    !ment    doesnt Prove anything, Texas Rep. Brooks, who used and 1 ha'’e t0 come UP wilh a IM a1 nitrtM only about 4 of his 15 minutes. dictments be dismissed. If that happens, LaPeters said, he will be faced with deciding whether the officers should be returned to their jobs and needs his own investigation to determine the validity of th charges against them. The chief’s specification of charges came after a elOsed-door meeting Monday with the city attorney and city council. He was asked Thursday if the council instructed him to specify only the fact of the indict- dence over    any generalized^ claim of confidentiality. Nixon sought to picture his legal setback in the best light, saying, “I was gratified ... to note that the court reaffirmed! both the validity and the importance of the principle of execu-Douglas, in    a separate,    lone |ive privilege    — the principle    I dissent,    said,    “we    have    now'had MUght (0    maintain. given the states ii formula -By complying fully with the; whereby    the    poor    must    pay    ru|jng jn ,his casCi    , their own way.    y,ope    and trust that I will con-, —Schools— (Continued Irom Page I.) donee that acts of the outlying districts affected the discrimination found to exist in the schools of Detroit.” “The inner core of Detroit is and tribute to strengthening rather1 crisp presentation of the Democrats. “Should Richard M. Nixon be peaehment but left no doubt he    [°und guilty of obstruction ofLbe commission will hear the was bothered bv Nixon’s actions    Justice; Yes, said Rep. Hun- appeais aj a da(e n0{ yet set. in the Watergate cover-up and    gate (D-Mo.). “Should Richard! articles of impeachment Friday, in his use of the IRS and FBI.    ^ix°n be found guilty of J ^ nQW' the only charge I menLs in his communication to That schedule suffered a slight “If there is anything that    Ihave Is that an indictment the civil service commission, setback    Wednesday    night when    going to affect my vote, it Is    Yes. should Richard M. ^lxor]|exjs^s»»the ehief said last week a    bomb    scare    forced a    47-    misuse of sensitive agencies,”    be foVn(! guilty of contempt, ofLTl1sMhp pxistpnrp nf thp inHi,,t_ minute delay.    [he said.    and fiance of congress and) Impeachment Resolution    ju Speaking without jiotes, Rails- ; violation. nullifies, of crimes I “the voung people in this I ruPfion unequalled in the na had recessed the proceedings;^^:., w*    frustratcd, lion's history. for toe night and the hearing and disillusioned if the commit.! In other speeches: room had almost emptied, a bomb threat was Again nothing re- tee adopts an attitude that the second ceived. found. The most explosive item in. . At ,flJ A _ the room was a resolution of-1 Another Midwest Republican, fered by Rep. Donohue (D-lReP Rectory of Illinois ex-Mass.), calling for Nixon's im.[ Pressed major concerns that he peaehment on two broad articles, one based on the Watergate cover-up and the other charging, McC|ory sajd he djd n0( think:s,ons.' him with abusing hts powers of tde evjdcnce before the commit-! R(‘P country cannot afford to im-"as | peach a President and fails to I get at the truth. ! said troubled him. •Some Responsibility” Rodino, opening the hearing, did not commit himself, but he is a strong supporter of impeachment. Said Rodino: “A critical question this committee must decide is whether the President was deceived by his closest political associates or whether they were in fact carrv- Tuesday, however, when the specifications for the suspensions were submitted by La-_| Peters to the commission, they included no specific charges of wrongdoing. Each of the five were suspended, the specifications said, because they were indicted. Thursday, LaPeters said his investigation has not been halted. Some Doubt “There seems to be some doubt if the charges (of the office The proposed articles, still subject to refinements, were drafted after day-long negotiations between pro-impeachment Democrats and seven fence-sitting members — four Republicans and three Southern Democrats. Neither side would say publicly that the articles as presented represent an agreement, but one participant in the negotiations said he expects the seven undecided members to support at least one of them. Charges The Watergate article accuses Nixon of acting “directly and personally and through his close; subordinates and agents” to obstruct the investigation of the Watergate breakin. It lists nine specific acts it says Nixon directed to carry out the cover-up including the payment of hush money, the suppression of evidence, the misuse of the CIA and the making of “false or misleading public ing out his policies and deci- grand jury) will ever be aired,” he explained. Hutchinson of Michigan, LaPeters was referring to a tee implicated Nixon in Water-senior Republican member; gate, but that the President <and a sure pro-Nixon vote.! Policy Decision “Obviously. I can’t discuss that,” he said, adding that he believes the form of the specifications is a policy decision to be made by the council. The chief also declined to speculate on whether his case for suspension of the officers is weaker than it would have been now rather solidly blacks: ann fh.m woakening this principle! we know. in many fof fhe fu{ure _ SQ fhaf this wiIi likely to be    tQ    be    not    the    precedent    | poorer,” Douglas wrote. GAZETTE TELEPHONE NUMBERS For Nim, Sports, lookkitping, Ginirol Infor motion ond Offutt Not Listod lolow (oil    ..................J’*    8211 (mutation Subscription Dipt  391    8333 Mon thru Sot 8 a rn. to 7 p m. Sundays Until 12 Noon , Holidays 11 a rn. to 7 p rn. Wont Ads ...................JVS    8234 Mon thru fri 8 o rn. to 5 p m. Saturday until 12 Noon Oisplay Advertising ...............398-8222 8 a rn. to 5 p m. Morion Offia ............ 398    8430 the blacks, instances are likely to prove. . ..    „    .. .that destroyed the principle, but In hts dissent Marshall said, the action ,hat preserved it." Our nation, I fear, will be ill-served by the court’s refusal to    N°*    Surprised remedy separate and unequal Nixon said “it will be essen-education, for unless our chil- (jai that the special circum-dren begin to learn together, stances of this case not be portiere is little hope that our peo- mjtted to cloud the rights of pie will ever learn to live to- Presidents to maintain the basic gether,” Marshall said.    iconfidentiality without which Marshall said the opinion this office cannot function.” would guarantee “that Negro Asked if the decision had children in Detroit will receive caught Nixon bv surprise, the same separate and inherent- Ziegler replied. “I didn't detect ly unequal education in the fu- an attitude of surprise” but ture as they have unconstitu- rather one of disappointment. tAWiU bonally afforded in the past.” —Tapes— (Continued from Page I.) consideration in the He said the President had; read advance speculation in the ; news media that the ruling I; would go against him. Ziegler declined to take a position on whether the judiciary! [committee should delay consideration of impeachment until it can seek the subpoenaed tapes. However, he restated the ad-! Is Your Home Safe? You can make sure with home ! owners insurance from your lo-I cal Independent Insurance Agent. He has a policy that protects! you from theft, fire, lightning.’ J wind, hail, riots, vandalism, and many other kinds of loss. Call or drop in on your local agent today. Look for this emblem. if he had listed specific charges of wrongdoing    against them.    serious “That will have to be argued P35** ed“er. by the attorneys,” he said, j    “On    Principle” “There are all sorts of decisions Ziegler    also said Nixon resist the    civil service    commission    cd surrendering the subpoenaed    minis,{ration view    that the com- can make.”    material    only    on    grounds    of;mittee    members    “should    move --[principle    and    not    because    he    as    swiftly    as    possible    with their 20 YEARS AGO — Vietminh feared they might contain in- deliberations.” rebels agreed to deliver 270 sick criminating material.-- and    wounded war    prisoners to    But the court said the need    20 YEARS AGO    Iowa    was; the    French command starting    for the tapes and documents in    one of IO states    that did    not July 30.    the cover-up trial took prece-1 have a speed limit. VOUR kmmi wnOfpendffrt ] 'agent WITWER INSURANCE 701 MNB Phone 362-3030 could not escape some responsibility for the many offenses committed by those around him. “Is the office of the presidency being operated in the manner intended by the Constitution, when under the guise of called for delay until the 64 tapes which Nixon will surrender become available to the committee. Hutchinson stressed that a charge against Nixon, to justify impeachment, must be of sufficient gravity to warrant re file head of the FBI, personal animosities for enemies, we ex perience wiretaps ding and concealment of evidence, misuse of the CIA, FBI, Kennedy Saves Five from Sea national security, federal bu-! movaJ    I be Persident from of- j reaucracy, dissatisfaction with ^ce- Rep. Kastenmeir (D-Wis.)J said he could not accept Nixon’s burglaries, unlawful I de^ense that he was acting to; and bugging, shred-1 preserve the institution of the! presidency. “I would argue this; fight is designed to save one,' person — Richard Nixon,” he said. Rep. Edwards (D-Calif.) accused Nixon of violating the Constitution — “The compact vAtMifniT-riT    /AAV    Iwe have with each other that YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP)    [enables us to live together, in Five persons, two of them adrift | peace> ,0 pursue happiness in on a rubber raft and three in a f . •    ,    ,    ,    ,    i    raising our children, and enjoy- foundering motorboat off the ing our friends. It requires th't coast of Cape Cod were rescued* we treaj one another with de- m?\fWe€^    Kennedy    cenCy and reSpect when we are (D-Mass.).    at u-Qpfc and when we are at Kennedy, who    was aboard his    school. It is the cement that statements in    his    capacity    as!family sloop Curragh. rescued    holds us together as a decent President for    the    purpose    of    David Lamkin    of West Pea-[and humane society.” deceiving the people of the Unit- body; his son, Charles; daugh- _* ed Statester, Randi; Mrs. Carol Jenks /-*    a1 The abuse of power article and Stanton Sacks, 15, of Lynn-    /\Dr*6mS charges Nixon    with authorizing    field.    + Of-P* ex illegal wiretaps, establishing a Lamkin said the senator's;    Da CK TO V-/TTIC6 special investigative unit in the sister-in-law, Ethel Kennedy. WASHINGTON (AP)—General White House to engage in un-1 and several of her children were Creighton Abrams, army chief lawful activities — such as the also aboard the boat. 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