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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- Partly cloudy tonight uud Wednesday. lam lunight, (Ms. Highs Wednesday, 80s. CITY FINAL mid SSOCiATi'll) I'llKSS. U'l, "lOkk 'H Embattled President Vows He Won't Quit should indeed be overrid- cussion of the 25th Amendment, a constitutional provision under WASIIIXC.TON (APi ing the -raves; crisis uf hi.s'ing." presidency. 1{ i c h a r d Nixon bluntly toid his cabinet Tuesday he will not voluntarily leave the nation's highest office. which a President can tempo- Cab i net members who rarily step down and allow his emerged from the urgent, to become acting minute session quoted the Pros-'Chief Executive. ident as saying he "intends to1 Simon said while Nixon didn't! stay on and allow the Constitu-'-'sk for expressions of support; lion to be the overriding fac- from his cabinet "of course he j tor." 'got it." "We have laws in this land "We've got a country to and he is sworn to uphold saicl- "Let's not have this! Treasury Secretary i tragedy obscure the fact that jwc have a lot of determined j people at work" on such prob- lems as the economy. statement on page 2. j Kissinger Warning Simon told newsmen as he left! Secretary of State Kissinger the White House. i emerged to tell newsmen U. S. foreign policy traditionally has Tc.vt of Nixon Monciav Solid Backing been bipartisan and that "no Nixon got solid backing government should as- the cabinet members. sume" any alteration in this Participants in the meetingibecause of Watergate, said Nixon stressed that he! Kissinger ignored repeated would not resign. j questions about whether he per- "The President sincerely be- lieves he has not committed an impeachable Simon said. "He also believes the Con- stitution provides for a process Ford Calling Off Defense Of President WASHINGTON (AP) Vice- president Ford says he is sus- pending his public defense of President Nixon against im- peachment in light of Nixon's statement that new evidence "may be damaging." sonally would favor a Nixon res- ignation. Secretary of Labor Brennan was asked if any cabinet members indicated they wanted out of the administration. "Everybody's staying he responded. "They've got a job to do." Short Notice Summoned on short notice, every member of Nixon's cabi- net came to the White House for the late morning meeting which followed Nixon's admission Monday that he tried two years ago to thwart a crucial phase of the FBI's Watergate invcstiga- .O.P. House Chiefs He Should Quit "Should Resign" tion. Vice-president Ford canceled scheduled speech Ito an agri- Ford said Monday he had not j cultural group so that he could seen the new evidence and .attend the White House meet- would stand on his views that ing. the President is innocent of any I Agriculture Secretary" impeachable offense "until 11 enroute to the-cabinet meeting, have reason to change them, jsaid in response to a reporter's "I have come to the conclu-jquestion that he "absolutely" sion that the public interest isUupports the President. no longer served by repetition} Assess Reaction of my previously expressed be- -UPI Tclepholo Where Seven Died Firemen swarm over the tangled wreckage of cars parked in a four-story downtown Miami build- ing which collapsed Monday, killing seven people and injuring 16. Big Opening Stock Market Gain Lopped 'Don't Go Further, Period' WASHINGTON (AP> between Nixon know the Democratic break- "Don't go any further into this i presidential chief of staff H. R.[ ;n thing, we're back in the WASHINGTON M I'll The; his position and joined Iho pro- i.'cpublican house lorccs. reached an agreement ".Nixon's staleinent makes a that President Nixon should re ;case for impeachment and I will sign. Anderson ilMll.i'.su vote in Ihe full house." (he said. Iowa Republican said. Anderson said House (I.O.I'. I.ead-or .John Rhodes would en- dorse thc resignation call at an Carlos Moorhead iR- afternoon news conference. If Calif, i, who also voted against Nixon refuses, Anderson said, impeachment, said he now Rhodes was to call for his im- would vote lor the obstruction of peaehmrnt. justice article, adding. "I think The meeting of the C.O.I', lie .should resign." leadership came as Republicans' Charles Wiggins, (R- throughoiit congress were de- Calif, i, who carried Ihe main fee-ting from the of Nixon's defense in Iho side. judiciary committee, said he Anderson, No. I! in the house felt a Nixon resignation should Republican leadership as bead.be announced by Vice-president of the policy committee, said I Ford. Wiggins had called for those attending the meeting be-! Nixon's resignation Monday, side himself and Rhodes wcrcj Wiggins amplified this Tucs- Republican Whip Leslie Arendsiday by saying that because of Barber Conable international implications of and Samuel Devine presidential resignation, Switch Sides American military forces should Nixon's remaining Republican bc P'aced on alert during any supporters on the house judici- transition period and Nixon ary committee Tuesday an-'should per- nounced a reversal of their posi-, (ConlinuedTpagc's, Col. 7.) tion. ______________ "It is clear to me the evi- i dcncc is there to support Article VISIT DV I, the obstruction of justice charge, said Rep. Hutchinson of! Prpcln 41 f) Michigan, the ranking Rcpubli-i I can on thc committee. Hutchin-j A i H I son, in a statement, said he) VVeST DPcinCn 1 feels he as been deceived. f Hutchinson was among 10 Re- wES7 BRANCH _ publicans who declined to vote Nixon comi [Q Wcst for any of the three impeach- Bl.anch Salurd d u the ment articles approved by thc main addrcss e M anni_ cTu u I versary of the birth of President The final committee Hoovcr case, NEW YORK (AP) Thej That was President Nixon's Haldeman on June 23, 1972 six days after the breakin at problem area because the FBI to announce a reversal of posi- tion was Trent Lott of Mississip- j pi, who said the newly released White House transcripts show Beset by Watergate problems, the President Tuesday declined with regret a long-standing invi- tation to participate in the stock market surged order to the FBI after .ffflt ergate office buildi j and then fell back Tuesday. j he learned federal agents were Democratic headquarters in not under conlro1' because, "the President knew about the Hoflver Ccntennia, fading FBI Director L. Pa-j cover-up and that is a clear a t i. The Dow _ i on the verge of discovering Jones average t1-'I what he already had been told: 25.82 points in the Watergate breakin six days'; committed Investigation At the outset of a wide-rang- trick) docsn't it. exactly iof justice. Lott, like many other Hepubli- Ford declared in a pre- pared statement. He said "the whole truth ffi'SSoro" !S About three hours earlier, Nixon's top White House aides gathered in the office of staff I chief Alexander Haig to assess reaction to to 772.36, up 11.96, by 2 p.m. i the President's men. campaign, The Dow was showing a gain1 The newly released Iran-the President: of about 19 early in the after-; include portions of three: "Now noon, when cabinet members emerging from a meeting with' President Nixon quoted him as! can n s d three-day run of free programs of c h a u t a u q u a Twenties and Thir- Haldeman told live areas because they've been able to trace the money ment. on the investigation, "lrouSh "ie money itself __________________ but through the bank sources Testimony Begins in Nowiin Murder Trial ;slons .saying he would not resign. scnate-' I The aides insisted that he isj Analysts noted that prices al- Waiting for Facts 'not going to resign and believe jinost immediately began to de- Tom Fruehling had The vice-president issued the he has a chance to fight remov-dine, i NEVADA Seventcen-year- Brokers agreed that a series jold Beth Wernimont, 'iof developments in said she Svas provid-jServey's girl friend, and keep the FBI from investigating Irial. the banker. "And, it goes in seme di- rections we don't want it to go." Mitchell Plan Haldeman said Mitchell had with nt the word in a letter dated Aug. 2 to Another committee of Ccdgr R ,d who voted against all impeach-; ident of (hc pfesi. art.des, Henry Smith II idcnlial ubrary Assn co.spon. if VnrL- c-olrl- "fit m ;of Ncw vlcw o[ this new evidence, I must vote for impeachment on the grounds Received Tuesday of obstruction of justice." The letter was received here "Practically Unanimous" [Tuesday by John Henry, associ- ation secretary, from Tcrrence statement two hours after from office in tne sena'-c- released transcripts showing ;ix davs after evidence that Nixon re-election i money was involved. Ford said that since Nixon aging "He's going to proceed with, the constitutional process." said Col. George Joulwan, Haig's top assistant. her tonsils removed and come up with a rccommen- Rcp 0[ New recuperating in analyzed and agreed to a defender of the Presi- [anllo lhc prcsitlcnt n read- Cedar! brother's home in Iowa white House counsel John dent during tne tclcviscd jm.: !where Servey and Miss "that the only way to peacnmcnt said if .Thjs L, reference lo the visited her March 9. According solve this, and we re set up Nixrm docs not rcsigrli he wiirvery kind invitation you extend the catalyst for heavy buy-JM a uVe e Connors 'to They pointed to: The call for Nixon's resigna friend" in the murder trial of George Now about p.m. that Tuesday Nov thcy Geore v w Wallers call Pat told "nfervc.oran. encc ,ha, lhp lo ,and just say, 'Stay the hell out Junc 1972. Donald in the tion by S to -Xlxon's was assessed at the f peachment until the fac.s are mocting andhe termed it ..bad-iwas releasing trans more ullv availaole expected." i he saicl "mav furt fore also said that as tne mv crcr, _____ ________J In an opening statement Tues-of this. 5cn. Robert Griffin of Nmvlm is chared with the d second-ranking of Servey. 18. Cedar. FuEene 'K', n. Rapids, on March 10 near announcement that he sades-Kepler state park. :ly ran out of gas enroute to agency to "put the hold on" FBI Sandman said there scripts Wernimont. first witness Cedar lhcy wcrc invcstigalions lhat threatened i d M c wasn.t umlsual for thp spy h; further the taal, fought as she for nd( man who would succeed Nixon if the President were impeached and removed from office he1 Tidal Wave A tidal wave of adverse reac- :iold of the last time she ?aw Reports that his support ;n'servey and alive Sor congress was waning. tion followed Nixon's release on in properly has no constitutional of a and ncw tnrs' minds dittlosin8 issue as soen as possible so Gave orders within a week congress, and the White House the Watergate involve himself in it. "No Precedents" I in Iowa City the day before they were alleged to have been killed. Her parents having died. Miss W e r n i m o n t lives with her brother. Robert, at l.ifi! Second question in his mind but lhat the rule1' by Nowlin expose covert CIA operation; transcript establishes an im- and Atwcll Conner, and that and "the FBI agents who are peachablc offense under the ey later was stabbed 34 working th'1 case feel that's by Nlxnn Monday "is moih anniversary of the birth of esidenl ha.s had your carried on his for- timesand shot through the back what it, s. of vvard fnr care cnn- y thc committee the Ration as his schedule for of the head with a 20-gaugi shotgun. Bloodstained Clothes Despite objections by one o breakin miffht turn greater attention to 'Vl'nui' KK- Last Seen Karlv in March, .s'tii the Central Intelligence'sueh economic problems as in- Col. :i.i 'fation and high interest rates. ;Continucfl: Paue Col 5 common scn-o scirnce. "Roth to" m- known on iiif-nt reason to chana refuse co time." he saii: "Anotiicr for my uecHor. that p e a c h m e n congress his pledge to b. ciliator" b'.t'.1.'.' congress on olnc "The bii-in-'-s inii.-t go ai nepr'< of' TWO Killed by nismissai So New Subpoena Plan nipnfipv Rnmn VOtCd bV im: i.'Ji Miiiiiivv. in'. one cha'rging obstruction of jus- thls undc'; I (1 'visemenl. for, if circumstances permitted, he wanted very much to at lend the commcmo- campaign contributors through ident will act with n'M' campaign finance chief Maurice .Sandman said "Mv view now is h''ls however that it will not be possible for him i RO out to Iowa on Aug. 10. "With his sincere rcgret.s that have me send thi.s t; n d e Nixon. Haldeman said the ticc in the cover-up of money used for the breakin was tergatc breakin. "directly traceable" from Nixon sincerely hope the act with dispatch.' lid "My view now 'lie vote will be praclica unanimous." A-ked whether he t .senate would convict thc house vote; and APi A n bank of iockt-rs at the passenger termi- this n il of Ixis Angeles Internationa: Tuesday. killiiiL' t w c ri.-on people and injuring 'X. d. is critically. im- The ripped 'hr'-u-jh an i'hin area 75 to 100 feet wide, with was con- the ticket counters and Amcriean World Airv. Korean Air Lines. P can make lo this end by no' myself daily in impc ich- mcnt debate, in which I no constitutionai Today's Chticlilf people know S mie when to te tiling than when j a toi mori I hem snme- u ask them .Mike Deupree A mixup that resulted in dismissal of charges in a drug case last week lias prompted a change in the methods used to d e 1 i v e r subpoenas to members of the Cedar Rapids jy lice firpai tsnent Comity Attorney William l-'ache.s s-iid Monday he will direct the sheriff's depart- ment to personally serve sub- poenas to police officers wli'-a they arc to be called as lies Last week judge Anthony 1! Scolaro nisrnis-vr! a charge of possession of a con'rolVd substance when two stale wit- nesses, both police officers, did not appear at a prilinn- nary hearing. Courthouse records show the two had been served with subpoenas, but both said later they had not received notice of the hearing. Subpoenas Taken For several years, subpoe- nas havti been taken tu the police department and left there for distribution to the of- ficers whose testimony is re- quired, null the last months, that was don'' by sheriff's deputies. Kcccntiy, hov.cvr. the P'.cnas been picked up bv a polii'c officer v.ho makes regular to the court- iio.i.-c Tin- officer ihi-n look til" .-ubporn.'is back to tile police station. Tin re thi v were either m1.en to shift comniander for di.-tnbution or placed tin- officers' personal mail ceptacles. Faeries said the distribut method was used to s money and to protect officers from being M'Tird home while they arc sii-cpiii Itnliincc Interests "Police ofticei's don': hrj be .served with a s because they work aM hours." Faches said. bvn tu ''s worked Mthou'.'.1! "the courts oday s more iir-der.standing i Record a di-tni.-sal la.-'i.'e.; in a ca e I'catur er conr- to ti iai Case "All 1 h.i-.e fi 'lo i-; and file a true .Vniii. and the i, leic i-n't ,inv prnbli'in in Stall' ca-e- he The druc charge disini- Aih i ('fiiiiinucd I'age Col (i Index IS II III 10 i.s ii 211-23 me the I'K'Mdcnl. has asked I again express warm thank-: to you and the Herbert Hoover presidential Library -n. board of trustees for your 'houghifulnc.'.-.s of him and Ihal I ai o eonvi-v lo vou his bc.-t wishes." Morton To Speak Interior Secretary U o g e r a Mor'on, who was to have been master of ceremonies at Sstur- d.iv afl'-rnoon'.i pioginm if President Nixon had accepted the ih'.'itation. now will be the princinal .speaker. 'I h e pio- run thiout'h <1 phase of liie ohaerv- ;i three day series of with pie-.fiilation of about the Hoover nationally known begins Wco'lK'sday at nndf-r motel in di-ii'-v I.   

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