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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                THSEVES MARKET POPULAR KINDERGARTEN INTERVIEWS Weather- wUb liisl, mij (ill's. Clrariii" mill IT Slimhn low rain in iii-rc n City Eicni in Pictures n Section B) on Slen (in Section C) Section A CITY FINAL HATTIESBl'KG, Miss. lAPi Vice-presidem Ford .said Sat- urday The situation in the house of representatives "has eroded significantly'' and President N i x o n may be impeached "unless (here is some change." The vice-president said if im- peachment appears inevitable, he would favor a house vote to censure the President instead. In reply to a question on whether Nixon will be im-j peached .by the house, Fordi said, "I suspect, the odds are such, unless there is some: change, that he may be. "I think the situation in the' house has eroded Ford said. "I think the odds are1 changed." I Ford said his own view has' not changed and "I still think the President is innocent of any impeachable offense." He voiced the conditional sup- port of a censure vote in re-j spouse to another question at an! airport news conference. "If I had my druthers, I'd I rather have the house vote the! facts as I sec them and vote for) he replied. "But if; you have no alternative to im- peachment but censure, then I would favor censure." i Asked if he agreed with aj White statement the I President is now an underdog in his fight against impeachment Ford replied: "I think the Pres- ident is being attacked in a par- tisan way by members of congress." The vice-president was in Mis- sissippi for political rallies to support three congressional can- didates, including Rep. Trent Lott, a member of the house ju- diciary committee. Lott voted against all articles of impeach- ment debated by the committee. Cyprus Talks Deadlock on Truce Lines NICOSIA (UPII -Truce talks between Turkish. Greek and British military officers bogged down Salurday on the precise location of cease-fire lines on Cyprus, a United Nations spokesman said. The second round of negotia- tions ended after eight hours, with !he Greeks and Turks ex- pressing "opposing views on the location of the demarcation lines." the spokesman said. The officers agreed to consult with their superiors and meet again today. The morning and afternoon truce talks were coniliictcil against a background of sporadic gunfire on (hi1 is- j land mill a Turkish operation to resnpply ils invasion force j (in Cyprus with a beachhead shuttle of landing craft. i The X. spokesman said; that besides Ihe problem of cease-fire lines, additional flirt arose over "Ihe role which! Ihe U. N. should ;-lay in carry- ing out ils task in Ihe cease-fire operation." j "I! looks like these lalks will) drag on a long a high- ranking military source said. Chuckle In church fur Ihe first lime, Ihe lilllr hoy walrlied wide- eyed as Ihe choir, all in while surplices, lilcd in. Wilb wonder in his voice, In' whispered hoarsely: "Are ,'ill Ihose people going In hahriils'.'" Poll: Public Favors Impeachment, 66-27% liy Louis Harris Ccpyriyli! 197-! by Chicago Tribune Hy a liG-27 percent majority, the American people believe liousi; of representatives should vote to impeach Pres- ident Nixon so he can be tried by the U. S. senate." in the wake of the impeachment recommendations of the house judi- ciary committee, the number who now favor impeachment has jumped from 53 to (ill percent. Ry percent, a majority also now believe ''the U. S. senate should vote to convict President Nixon." up from a 47- 34 percent plurality who felt that way just prior to the house judiciary committee televised debate and vote. Significantly, by 49-43 percent, people who voted for the President in 1972 now favor an impeachment vote by the house. By a narrow 45-44 percent, a plurality of Republicans still oppose such action. Enrolled Republicans oppose convic- tion of the President by 52-31 percent, and Nixon 1972 voters share this same view by 50-34 percent. Thus, it can be concluded that Nixon still has a hard-core of supporters coming to 31 percent of the public, although by al! measures his backing has been badly eroded by the decisive vote to impeach bv the house jtidicary committee. The action of the judiciary committee to vote to impeach in turn meets with 65-29 percent favor among the public. Sig- nificantly, people who live in the Spilth reacted positively to the impeachment vote by a margin of 59-35 percent. The standing of the judiciary committee rose dramatically as a result of its impeachment deliberations. By 62-30 percent, a solid majority now give the committee high marks on its handling of the impeachment proceedings. Prior to the televised debate, the public gave the committee negative marks by 48-36 percent. Chairman Rodino of the judiciary committee also is now held in much higher regard than before the committee took its decisive steps in recommending impeachment. Rodino's ef- forts now meet with 58-22 percent endorsement, compared with the 38-32 percent negative standing for him recorded before the committee vole. A similar reversal took place in the public's assessment of judiciary committee counsels John Doar and Albert Jennnr. Before the televised debate and vote, the public gave them negative marks by 35-29 percent. Now they are rated 43-22 per- cent positive. Democratic members of the judiciary committee were given 46-32 percent negative marks before the decisive vok- but just after the event rose to 55-32 percent positive. Signifi- cantly, Republican members of the committee also improved their standing from a 53-24 percent negative to a post-impeach- ment proceeding standing of 43-43 percent. Immediately after the judiciary committee ended ils im- peachment proceedings. Harris survey interviewers in 200 locations across the country made personal, at home calls upon a national probability cross-section of adults in in- terviews lasting up to one hour in length. The cross-section was asked: "The house judiciary com- mittee has voted to impeach President Nixon. Do you favor or oppose the action of the house judiciary committee in recom- mending the impeachment of President Railroad crews Saturday were removing debris and re-laying 800 feet of North Western tracks torn up in a derailment about p.m. Friday at the east edge of Norway. The tracks were slated to be put back into use Saturday evening. Trains were detoured on the Milwaukee tracks. Cause of the derailment of 19 cars of the eastbound train was thought to be a broken axle on one of the freight cars. One of the cars ripped open reportedly contained sugar. There were no injuries during the de- railment. locations WASHINGTON (AP) market nederal Energy Administration share of the nation's indepen- Favnr Committee Action Oppose Not sure Total Public ....65% .....29 6 Voted Reps. Nixon '72 40% 46% 51 47 9 7 Support for the committee's recommendation to impeach closely paralleled the public's view that now the entire house of representatives should vote to impeach the President and have him put on trial by the U. S. senate. People were asked: "The house of representatives can only vote to impeach the President that is. have him put on trial. Then the U. S. senate would hold a trial, and either acquit or convict him. All in all. from what you know or have read, do you think the bouse of representatives should vote to i Continued: Page 3, Col. 3.) apparently is unable to keep a close watch on whether the na- tion's fuel suppliers are comply- ing with petroleum allocation requirements, according to the General Accounting Office. "On the basis of FEA's mini- jmal past, efforts at monitoring suppliers' actions and on the basis of recent discussions with FEA officials, we doubt that FEA is prepared to do the nec- essary the GAO said in a report released Satur- day by Sen. Ribicoff Without an effective monitor- ing system, Ribicoff said, "we can only expect inequities in the allocation systems." I Arab oil Santiill Responds i create FEA Administrator John Saw-: ages, hill responded: Energy Adminis and will continue to monitor cf-jfor Ihe energy arm of congress, also found delay and confusion in the en- Talks Continue; Phone Strike Set For Sunday Night WASHINGTON (UPI) As dent retail fuel dealers as man- dated in the Petroleum Alloca- tion Act, and we have adminis- tered the program to effect that creases in their petroleum Bell Telephone officials! ergy administration's handling! informa, continued of retailer requests for contract for Sawhill said. iments. Under the allocation law! In some energy administra- passed by congress last officcs there Was a IIUMSVILLE, Texas (UPI) Renegade convict Fred Gomez Carrasco was killed Sat- urday night in a Shootout while trying to escape from the Texas state prison where he held 13 hostages for 10 days. One ac- complice and two hostages also died. Texas department of correc- tions chief W. J. Estelle said in- mate Rudolpho Dominguez, who assisted Carrasco during the or- deal, had been killed along with hostages Julia Standlcy, 43, a Huntsville librarian, and Eliza- beth Beseda, 47, a Huntsville teacher. Estelle said three other hos- tages were wounded during the gunbattle which took place as Carrasco left his prison library fortress behind a human shield. Priest Wounded Those wounded were inmate hoslage Martin Quiroz, 27, of Houston, the Rev. Joseph O'Brien, a Catholic chaplain, and inmate hostage Florencio Vera, 29. of Bexar county. Estelle said Mrs. Standley and j Mrs. Beseda were acting as I human shields and "every hos- tage was handcuffed to the in- mate gunmen." Eslelle said convict Ignacio Cuevas shot the Rev. O'Brien. Cuevas, uninjured, was placed in solitary confinement immedi- ately. "At no time was any thought given to the granting of any illegal freedom to any illegal Estelle said. :'No hos- tage taken through any gate of be considered "This is 'one of the meanest suppliers are required to pro- vide retailers with fuel accord-1 ing to a formula based on the amount received during 1972. one-month backlog of iwered requests, while i Guards Independents cases duplicate increases had [been granted to retailers, the GAO reported. warned Saturday that a jened nationwide strike at mid- anythmg but dead. days that unans-jdials the operator or wants i otheri phone installed. No formal bargaining sessions were scheduled before the strike deadline at a.m. (EOT) Among other things, the billj Sawhill said government allo- Monday. But meetings were held was designed to dependent petroleum retailers who were cut off from their the director "This has been 11 days of pure terror for the families." Shield i throughout Salurday between protect ,n-cation measures "protected the co ancl ovcr 37 -'unions, icd by tne Communi-Perados as thousands of independent re- tailers across the nation during f the months of the Arab embargo sources of supply as the FEA {g Ag cations Workers of America. Estelle said a blackboard with books taped to the outside served as a shield for the des- walked from embargo began toj the prison. Texas Ranger Peter Rogers A union spokesman said the lo.d the fssault lfm which mct Homeric short i "To a fcw instanccs i informal meetinas were hos age and convict gun- domcslic or back, in s d h as they descended a ramp, 'Estelle said. su.no, lallocation program, which wojprobablv resume s? I: "Ihe lu'deralj However. Ihe GAO found that; are eliminating, is to obscure'lhcre was a posi-i istrationhasbeen.il consultant's study prepared I fact that the program wasitions Neither side anticipated i flrc administration used high pressure "ui'l's oil ille wcst in bargaining drivc llle hostages away >ctor through1 to the strike deadline from lhcir :o knock suppliers as part of its manda-jare continuing lo lose ground to a sevcro' shortage period which! "We're still talking and slllcltl tory allocation program. j the major oil companies. lotherwisc might have rendered'si ill hopeful." said Bell spokes-' officials "We are aware of our respon-j The GAO. Ihe destruction." he said. man Charles Dynes j (Continued: Page 3. Col. 2.) feclivcly the nation's major that the independent sector the strike deadline. Secret Watergate Staff Report .John Crewdson New York Times Service WASHINGTON A still-se- cret repnrl of Ihe srnale Wa- tergate committee slaff sets forlli a theory lhat Ihe Waler- gale breakin and Ihe inlelli- gence-galhering plot lhat in- spired il were Ihe end result of a Wh i Ir House efforl lo suppress p u h I i c knowledge of a paymenl from Howard Hughes lo Charles "Hebe" Re boy. o, President Nixon's principal business as- sociate. The dociimeiil. Ihe only parl of Hie commiller's final report not yel released, is based oil an analysis by .sen- ale slalf lawyers of millions of words of published and un- published evidence galhered during Ihe panel's reccnlly concluded IS-month gallon. Walergale invesligalors have never developed a credible mol i ve for I be creation of the iNixon campaign's "Gem- slone" bugging and burglary unit. Various Theories Various theories have been advanced for the Watergate breakin, including Ihe black- mail of Democralic parly of- ficials, which was suggested by Ihe prosecutors al Ihe first Walergale (rial. 01 hers, including While House officials, have allempl- cd lo lie I lie burglary In Ihe Cenlral Inlelligcnce Agency backgrounds of Ihe parliri- panls, who Ihemselves have said Ihey were lold lo look for evidence of financial con- Iribulions lo Democralic can didalcs from Communist gov- ernments. Invesligalors now consider all of Ibese possibilities lo be equally improbable. Hul Ihe evidence assembled in Ihe re- port, which was made avail- able In Ihe New York Times, presents a strong circumsfan- lial case lhat Hie still-elusive molivr for Ihe bungled Water- gate burglary involved high- level While House fears that disclosure of the llughes-lie- IXKO Iransaclion would dam- age Ihe Presidenl's chances lor re-election in 11172. O'lirien Papers When raplurcd, Ihe Waler gale burglars carried copying cameras as well as bugging They presumably illlcilded In as Ihey had during an earlier entry iniu the Watergate. 
                            

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