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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 9, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weath Occasional rain "'fil'l, Saturday. I'HiiKlil, (iU. Highs Sii "nlay, mid CITY FINAL 15 CENTS HiF.SS, NKW VUHK '1IMKS in Emotional Farewell to Staff .med the Una hisjevcnis his presidency. -----i in iiu in t-MUL'HL S i presidency bidding sorrowful farewell to hisL cr lrlcla cabinet and aido.s. telling them! i werp that only a man in the Scenes n lclt. tta! is i.i Western White House no more. I 'Hie younger daughter, Julie. 1-onl lot- hcr husband, David Kisen-i [hower, stayed behind to help [pack the family belongings. valley can know "how magnifi-! Fords with Them cent it is to be on the highest1 The Nixons had trod a red VY-.vl.s- titm low-up statement on pcif, I'hclo on I'idiire mountain." Then he took off for San Cle- I carpet from (lie White House toj a waiting helicopter for thej mente, Calif., in the Spirit of short hop to Andrews air force 'base and the presidential plane.' I i I The new President, Gerald i inaicTment his walked w j them and watched the takeoff. One last time, as he stepped j Possibility Faces Nixon into the helicopter, Nixon waved I the two handed V-for-victory sign he had flashed so many! times before from hundreds oft WASHINGTON ident Nixon left office Friday with no public assurance he will not become a Watergate defend- ant in the future. The charges that might be brought against Nixon range across the breadth scandal that emerged in the two years since the Watergate break-in. Lawyers familiar with the investigation suggest that the most obvious charge would be obstruction of justice, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine. Civil rights violations, ob- struction of justice, conspiracy, bribery, fraud and tax evasion are among the other charges that could stem from the Ells- berg breakin, the milk fund case, his income tax payments and the disposition of campaign funds by his friend C. G. "Bebe" Rebozo. Most of the applicable charges are felonies, but as one justice department lawyer putj Nixon's last White House words: "And so we leave in high hopes, in good spirits and in deep humility and with very much gratefulness in our hearts. We come from many faiths, we pray perhaps to dif- ferent gods but really the same God in a sense. "In Our Hearts" j ''But 1 want to say for each and every one of you not will we always be grateful toj you, always you will be in our hearts and m our prayers. Thank you very much." The Nixon aides, many of! whom had wept as did their departing leader, stood in ap- plause. Nixon's farewell to those clo- sest to him was in marked con- trast to the solemn formality of his resignation address Thurs- day night. It was intensely per- sonal and intensely emotional. He spoke of his parents, say- it, "with almost any felony, ajing his father was a great man! prosecutor can find a way though never a man of renown, j to reduce the charge" to a mis- that his mother was a saint who nursed two of his brothers and watched them die of tuberculo- jsis. He told of reading, on his last demeanor. Up to Ford Congress is expected to leave to the new President, GcraldL ht m fhc whjl H h Ford, the question of whether! vord f young Theodorc R'oosc. Nixon iWill be spared the vck fln dcaU, Qf his wi hility of prosecution. "He Went On" President and Mrs. Gerald Ford e Search for a Vice-Preside But the impeachment effort is expected to die in congress now! that Nixon has decided to relin-l WASHINGTON (AP) :crald plans to launch the same type of broad vice- presidential search that led to "TR in his 20s thought the! illis own selection 10 months a presidential possibilities. The list is expected to grow as the new President asks the views of a broad spectrum of G.O.P. con- nis HIS quish office voluntarily. Speakcrjevei._ but he went Nixon Carl Albert said after Nixonlsaid. He was a man. And spoke Thursday night that ieave. let me say that's an peachment proceedings now come to a halt." (remember. fife for.iA choice Is unlikely .until after ficials. Hie I0r ago. gressmen, senators and of- the new President congress next week. speaks toi "Will Grow" associates think Ford is more likely to choose someone he knows well, such as Rockefeller or a congressional associate. But some Republicans doubt Interior Rogers Morton might move to a key White House spot. In the White House, the 11 a.m. Iowa time. Ford unuunced the oath of office iorald Ford became .'iHtli Pros- ctedcd to office, idem of the I'mted States Fri- "I am acutely aware that you day told the nation "our not elected me by your long national niahtinare is so I ask you to confirm mo as your President by your ''Our Constitution works." prayers." Ford said. Ford .said as he assumed the of- have not sought thi.s enor- licc of the resigned Richard responsibility, but I will Nixon. "Our great republic is a not shirk it." he said. iMn-ernmcnt of laws and not of "Reaffirm Promise" Ford said that "I can only guess" at tb" burdens of the hc in Watergate scandals. "Y011- duct of the oftice by three Pres- lle was President already; resignation was deliv-l ontcr .-red to Secretary of State wilh (he singer at a.m. and with and good scnsc j have the powers of of ice passed from lif (he he, to i-ord, a plain Lf hjs dcdicalcd and ln'c man who promised plain talk toUgood wilr of al, Americans. tl11'nullon- "I reaffirm the promise I Address to Congress jmade last Dec. 6 (when he Ford said he would ask to vice-president) to pear before a joint session ofico thc best l can for [America. "God helping me, I will not let you down." Calls Meeting While he will make what amounts lo a State of the Union address to congress Monday, Ford settled into the work of of- fice at once, asking congres- sional leaders to go from the Ford Advocaie Of Compromise WASHINGTON Ger- ald Ford enters the White House favoring revcnue-shar- i ing, a high level of military spending, national health in- surance and Nixon-style for- oath-taking ceremony to meet nun nnlirv privately with him. j The East room ceremony was nationally broadcast and eign policy. He opposes busing, a tax cut now, economic controls and amnesty for draft evad- ers. He says inflation is iworld public enemy No. 1, a threat to peace and order as well as the pocketbook. These are clues to his politi- cal beliefs drawn from his re- cent public statements. Most broadcast and tele- vised. Ford's voice was firm, but there was a quaver when he spoke of the departed Nixon's quest for peace in the world. Ford promised the nation that quest will continue. "America will remain strong and united, but its strength will remain dedicated to the safely of (hem were made as Rich- land sanity of the entire family arcl Nixon's spokesman, but they are no different from the philosophy he expressed in 25 years in the house of rep- resentatives. Ford favors optimism and compromise. that he would pick anyone whoj sumvor wl" "I would expect that before Chief of Staff has been sharply critical of the j Alexander Haig, at least in the Sources close to Ford say list begins to shrink it will us the entire Nixon onc longtime 1 cabinet and most of the top sociale said. Nixon administration, Richardson. Hatficld, Ford as- Percy and Anderson. Broad Range such as I first months of the Ford Brooke, ministration. Ford's first between his office and Nixon to guarantee White House staff while grad-j He referred to a list, drawn ually working in his own peo-jup by Ford's staff, that includes: ford has talked in the past of They will come former need lo broaden the G.O.P. hc urged presidential candidate Richard Nixon to se- libcral jpoinlment was a press secrc- tary. Jcrald Tcrllorst, Washing- Leon Jaworski said shortly "r T m Ins own by Ford's staff, that includes: rord Nixon announced his intention! ,if. ,g Plc- The.v wil1 come mainlyiRockcfellcr; former Secretary neo of resigning, that there ,1 that his vice-presidential Defense Melvin Laird> 1968. been no deal no negotiations pass thc exam a long ,is( of forrncr Attorney General hehvopn hiq office and Nixon to e K lnat leagues in the house. !Riehardson- California C, o v licet a ton bureau chief of tin le succeeds last of the Nixon team. Key Ford Detroit Ronald congress Monday night to of Ford said. Takes Oath Chief Justice Warren Burger administered the oath of office. "Are you prepared to take the oath of office as President [of the United the black-robed Burger asked. The sergeant at arms of the Then, a phrase at a time he house said -the speech will be the oath and Ford repeated 8 p.m. Iowa time Monday. words every President sirce 'As we up the wounds of George Washington has spoken Watergate, let us restore the do solemn, swear that j golden rule to our political Ford said. will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United He spoke, too, of Nixon, who j States, and will to thc best of at the moment of transition ability preserve, protect and flying over the Midwest on the defend the Constitution of the way home to California and pri-j United States, vate life." Will 1IKCIV when someone dear to us dies, criminal action. As a result the grand jury named Nixon an. imindictcd co-conspirator in the Watergate cover-up conspiracy. Seven of Nixon's cx-associales were named defendants in the same case. 3 Juries on .lob Thirty-six men already have been convicted or pled guilty in Watergate cases, including M (Continued: Page.! I'ol. I'M Today's Index ;mont and Robert Taft. jr., ofiPorted and campaign Ohio; and Reps. Albert Quie who differ "The vnnnp-nv.sl it the' Forcl differ Minnesota and John "f 1 me umnt, know it. formcr Ncw nf Mipf ,llc nulst m York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller] G.O.P. governors are expect- broad range of views. an initial list of 12 vicc-'ed lo be added to Ihe list, but' He drew fire from d must know it. It must' (Continued: Page 3. Col. 8.! Nowlin Found Guilfy; Jury Out Less Than Three Hours lives when he gave primary boost last spring to Paul McCloskey of Califor- nia, who had opposed Nixon's By Tom Friioliling NEVADA George (ration. Ford obtained a prom- "So help me Ford said. "May our former President; "Congratulations, Mr. Pres- I who brought peace to millions! Burger said. The East it for Ford said, jroom audience applauded. Ford Ford said his first speech Burger's hand, then President would be no political; kissed .Mrs. Ford on each check, oration, "just a little straight "Forward Together" alk among He said it Thcn h) an cxtraordinary hour, he delivered to the nation "not an inaugural address, not a fireside, chat, not a campaign Just a little straight talk 'among friends." Ford said even though it is Bryce Harlow. a key aide in the i "Thi.s is an hour of history that lalc in a" election year "there Kiscnhowor and Nixon adminis- troubles our minds and hurts'ls l10 w'c can go forward (rations: and George Shultz.'otir hearts .except together." Never before had a I'ra.sident' '''ord said "truth is the glue rotary and budget director irosignod; never before had an, (Continued: Col -II Kissinger, Haig Key Men frnm stances never before cxperr Laird, if he isn't vice-pre.sidenl: ;cnced by America." I'ord said .18 Daily Kditorial Wiint had developed singer cariy presidency. Schlesinge iwilh the verdict, finding no emotion. Nor did his "f lhe premeditated Dana, seated behind him Nmilin of rural Keystone nlllrdcr of "car Pa-'show a dolmito response. MxMn.m-i found guilty by a Story slalc' March According to Linn county jury Thursday of first-degree K'hief Sheriff's Deputy Dennis murder in the killing of Michael, Cleared Cuiirl Servey of Cedar Rapids. Following the 1'ending appeals. Nowlin now'tics of the. Story county courtroom and responded by Last spring. Ford expressed faces a mandatory sentence of'department ordered all om' of the throe Linn doubts aboul 'lie acti- lilo in prison. servers from the courtroom and [wo Story county'men of Secrelarv of Defense 'deputies who iy Frank Cormier WASHINGTON iAP Dinihts con.'cicnces and concerns of two io-Thursday drama men who helped fashion individual. ard Nixon's proudest acluevo- wllh himself, finally embracing a ments meshed to help push bun limn a landslide pro.sidoncj tl" had turned lo rubble. While lli.usr Staff Chid Alex ander Haig and Soorotary nl Male Henrv Kissinger, collalxi Nixon, seemed to play more of p u b 1 i c on Monday .self- an activist role in the Monday- incriminating edited transcripts than Pr'va'p conversations, fading hope Ihe of bi.s private .Nixon clung to was Kissinger who 'talked with him in Ihe of the night N'nt Serml that congress and the people would agree ins Watergate record "docs not justify the ex- treme step of impeachment and removal of a President." At a Tuesday morning cabi- net meeting, Nixon expressed a seemingly firm determination to While leaving the courtroom, .security reasons. IHUICS wlio were surrouniling James Schlesingcr. but IM eari> Nowlin struggled with and had! On leaving the cuurl. i change i.s liko'h Soorelarv of 'i'-Hi Kis-singer, ac- "K1" impeachment all the way lo be subdued by sheriff's attempted lo assault; ilaw enforeemenl personnel on I around." as ho tried to slrik After closing arguments was physically not pushing a punk boy ipro.scculion and defense allor- strained by the five ilepuli neys Thursday allornoon, Hic'pi'osonl. jury began dohberalion of the' As Ihe vonlicl was earli case p.m. a somber jury foroina Al the I'.! jurors returnediKdward Jaciibsnn, Nowlin d Chuckle one of lhe deputies Thi! five dopulie.--: retrain' INoHlin by forcing him to (Conliniieil: Page 111. foreign policy successes, worked cording to knowledgeable infor- finish- lil'1' aftcl' I'igetlior ,-ineu persuade a mauls, concluded the national Gerald Warren, deputy roiiiolanl Pn-siilonl ni step interest would nol be .served by Pri'-ss secretary, refused to say aside. Nixon insisting on a long anil his lmss We just heard of a young lei- Haig. Ihe dedicated loyalist probably futile sc-arch lor vin-i worried 'low who gnl shaves frnm a who irom the nbsciirily of.dioation from the scnalc In ;il'fiul possibilily of a crip- 'an colonelcy to four-slarshort. resignation was a course1 leading lo a rank under lull-logo of Ki.v'In bi.promolod. power vacuum in sincer and lhe n! Km Ku> afle
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