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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                Weather- l''air In purity cloudy "might, mid 'Ids. Cloudy frlilny, higlis in IjllS. VOUJMK !H Nl'MHMIt an fat CKDAH KAPIDS, IOWA, OCTOBKR !7, CITY FINAL 15 CENTS ASSOCIATED I'KK.SS, UI'I, IS'KW YORK TIMES I Discussed Pardon with Haig, jrirs Sf. Clair Before Resignation WASHINGTON IAP) Pres-janswcred questions put by sub-jviclion in Hie senate idenl Ford personally told in-jeommitlee members in vesligaling congressmen Thurs-jand firmly rejected any sugges-j highi there was no lion thai, there would luivc been: behind his controversial pardon reason for Haig to advise Nixon i On Ihe aflernoon of that day, of Richard Nixon. But he ac-i prior to his resignation that lie i Ford said he knowledged discussing with ajmight be pardoned if he quit "told him I Nixon aide on Aug. 1 the possi-jWhile House. jundersland that i had no inlen- bility that Ihe then-President might be pardoned should be re- sign. In a lengthy opening state- ment he read at a house judici- ary subcommittee h e a r i n g broadcast nationally by televi- sion and radio Kord said: "I assure you Ihat there never as at any time any agreement whatsoever concerning a pardon to Mr. Nixon if ho were to re- sign and I were to become Prcs- His statement made these ma- jor disclosures: On Aug. I and I, at meetings Nixon's staff chief, Alex- llaig, and Nixon's chief James St. Clair, there vas discussion of a pardon for if he Nixon Aug. But Ford said 'Wilbur Mills and His Wife at Little Rock Airport Mills: No Romanfic Involvemenf LITTLE HOCK, Ark. (AP) Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) has denied any romantic involve- ment with., a former stripper who was with him during an en- counter earlier this month with park police in Washington, n. C. Mills also said he may have had "a little loo much" lo drink before Ihe incident. Mills, who is opposed in his bid for a 19lh term in congress by Republican Judy Petty of hillle Rock, a r r i v e d here Wednesday afler nine days of seclusion. Mills said he believed the in- cident would be a factor in that race, but added that lie thought he would win. "I don't think there's any question about Mills said in an interview with John Meyer of CBS News. that there was, but she said her- Mills said he wasn't sure how self thai Mrs. Mills was with us whenever we went out except one or two occasions when she was at home with her fool brok- en, bul we were not by our- selves on anv of Ihose oc- Mills was asked by CBS if il (was true that some of Ihc peo- ple in his car on Oct. 7 were in- toxicated. "I congressman replied. "I didn't long he had known Mrs. Batlis- lella. He said he mighl have known her "a year..at leasl." Asked if he expected any ad- verse reaction to the Mills said. "Oh, it will to people who want lo be prone lo! criticize or something big." Mills said his face was s c r a I c h c d when someone's don't know struck him while lie was ,nnlinrl ..i rfirfn'l "1 "1C tal'. kllOW WnOSL' il was." he said. "II. may have been this lady's. But my glasses Compromise Reached on Turkish Aid WASHINGTON (UIT) President Kord reached a compromise with leaders in congress Thursday lo continue fault or make military aid to Turkey until Dec. ft) so long as no Ameri- can "implements of war" are transmitted to Cyprus. "Categorically No" question was raised by Don Edwards and Kord replied: "None what- soever. Categorically no." In response to a queslion from a Republican, Rep. Maync ol Iowa, whose own re-election chances are believed lo have been hurl by Ihe pardon, Kord defended Ihc timing of his ac- tion. Maync asked if in retro- spect he would not have waited. "Some say I should have wail- ed until Mr. Nixon was indict- Kord said. "Other people say I should nave waited until he was convicted, if he was. However, process" would have l-akcn at leasl a year and probably much longer. He acted quickly "lo achieve Ihe solution I wanted" Leased telephonedi Haigj WASHINGTON _ Ricnart, .vanled him to Njxon (oki his (op aidcs .three months after the Waler- of recommending whatjgale brcakin "just try to button President Nixon should do about resigning or nol resigning, and that nothing we aboul the previous aflernoon should be given any consider- ation in whatever decision Ihe President might lake." it up as well as you can and hopc for Ihe according to jthe firsl of his secret tapes played Thursday al Ihc cover-up trial. The tape of his Sept. 15, 1972, meeting with John Dean and H. ,.......ill. Haldeman was piped through I'ord said be had decided !ncadselvjdcd for onc lhal, as vice-president, "should endeavor not to do or say anything which might affect his President's tenure in of- At another point in his fivc- Ihonsand-word slalcmenl. Ford said: j "At no time id. "All of that On provided for everyo in the courtroom after Dean had vouched for its authenticity. "And you really can't just sil and worry yourself aboul il all Uic lime, thinking, 'Hie worst, may but it may he made clear that "nothing if he had to do it again, had talked about should be he would make (he same dcci- given Nixon any consideration" by sion. in deciding whether to resign. The only condition he placed on the pardon he granted Sept. 8 was that Nixon would ;llaig and SI. Clair on Aug. 1 and 12 He had no reports from phy- Repealed Conlaets In his prepared statement. Ford detailed repealed contacts vice-president with Ihe subject (if Richard Nixon ,Nixon said toward the end of (the half-hour meeting. "So you after I became t to jt 3- you hopc for (he best. "And remember thai pardon raised by sicians or psychiatrists on Nix- on's health, but did talk lo olhers who had seen Nixon after be resigned, "were nol But these reports In one '15-minute session with Haig on Aug. 1, Ford said, Nix- on's staff chief reviewed a vari- ety of options that included "the queslion of whether the Pres- formcr President or by anyone representing him. Also, no one on my staff brought up the sub- ject until the day before my first press conference on Aug. 211, 1971 At thai lime, I was ad- vised thai questions on that sub- ject might be raised by media reporters at the press confer- ence." Legal Steps Reporters asked the new anybody was. I didn't 1 was. I fell like 1 was "A Year" laughed, then added, Unlighlcd Car Police said think think high." He "And, Ibis lady's departure back lo j Argentina. And, maybe we did [have a little loo much. I'm nol going lo say we did or didn't, intox-ibut I didn't feel it. I didn't feel we'd been celebrating were broken in the process, and Ihe glasses scratched the side of my eye and underneath my eye and on my nose. I think now: it's controlling factor my (lec'Mon- pardoning various IValcrg.ile He has decided thai pardon defendants, I'nen himself. requests of other Watergate fig- ures will be routed through (he justice department and he will consider them only are so processed. after lowed by resignation a par- don lo Ihc President should he resign." Basically the damn thing is just one of those unfortunate things and, we're trying lo cut our losses." Transcripts of the Sept. 15 meeting held Ihc day the in- dictments were returned against, seven men in the Walergale bugging were made public earlier this year first by the While House and later by the house judiciary committee thai Ixcpullulo Kt. aboul a possible N.xons impeachment. don, as anticipated, and Kord responded way thai sug- gested it would bo premature for him to consider pardoning his predecessor until or unless some legal steps had been taken against Nixon. However, Kord said in his Kidding on Bugs Members of the public, jammed into Ihe benches in Ihc courtroom, JaugJied Joudly when they heard Nixon kid his cam- paign chief in a telephone call during the meeting: "And don't, don't bug anybody without ask- WASHINGTON (API ('res- ident Kord Thursday vetoed an attempt by Congress at a legis- alive compromise on culling off weapons aid to Turkey and the house failed lo override Ihe veto. pretty well healed now: Thc ,vvoj wasn't deep jus I enough of of required two-lhirds. .statement to the subcommittee ok'iv''" Ford said: "Gen. Haig shortly after Ihe news con-j kjdding my views on the various "I became greatly was scratch lo bleed Mills was wearing dark vetoed bill would have allowed the President lo con- His statement concluded, Kord Lf action as well as my altitude Jon the options of resignation. he indicated he was not advocating lions." The President said he- n shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 2J wilh SI. Clair, who lold him of' impending new revelations the lawyer regarded as "so damag- ing thai impeachment, in the ccrncd that if Mr. Nixon's pros- ecution and trial were pro- longed, (lie passions generated over a long period of lime would seriously disrupt Ihe healing of angry a few minutes lalcr when he denounced 'arious persons as who posing his re-election. "b- were op- et! our country from the wounds of Cedar Rapids New Jim District Judge William glasses Wednesday, bul he did linuc military aid to Eads made public Thursday anjnousc was a certainty and con- Dramatic Series frequen icatcd when they stopped we did." speeding, unlighlcd car at a.m. on Oct. 7. Mills driving and his wife with him. One of Ihc four other persons in the car was Annabel Ballis-j tclla. 38, identified' as a former j Krekeler dancer who Judgc was billedischultz has issued an order which have not appear to have any scars on Turkcv ttcc_ [his face. I have provided Ihe aid would end Cill ill "r Orders Disposition immediately if U. S. weapons Wednesday by resolution of Ihe 'were forwarded by Turkey lo ils city council. audit of Ihc Cedar Rapids police! department turned over to pubtic assertions that he (Conlinued: Page ,1, Col. 7.) forces on Cyprus. The sustained [.short pay for thousands of gov- jernment employes. The aid pro- II was meansjThursday still undetermined aflernoon whether Eads would turn the audit over to a grand jury lo consider any because city and county of-ivisions are part of a bill tojpossiblc criminal activity rolal- ficials were puzzled stopgap spending thority for several major by remained as "the Argentine firecracker." She got out of the Mills car and plunged into the Tidal Basin, a backwater of the Potomac river at Washington. Police pulled her from the water. aii-jcd lo the audit. The audit reporl by Cily Audi- parlmcnls whose regular appro- [or Robert 15. McMahan cnu- Panel Rejecfs Rocky's Plea for Quick Hearing WASHINGTON (AP: Thejthe gifts and the book have nol senate turned rules down committee has Nelson Rockc- items discovered in the .lining the method of disposing of virtually unchanged since havc most items held by Cedar'put on the books as early as) Their fiscal 'authority, includ- Rapids police as lost, stolen authority P-'V these: properly. Nearly all of the Sep.. ,Js( Thc matter was taken to courljfalls categories in feller's request for an immedi- reopening of his vicc- mcralcd several qucstionablcjpresidcnlial confirmation hcar- has scheduled a ses- 13 lo queslion him. Rockefeller had hoped to go i before the committee this week bul. ision Nov been completed and thai I want the most, I want (he mot comprehensive notes on all those that havc tried lo do us Nixon said. "Because they didn't have to do il bul now arc doin6 'his quite delib- erately and they are asking for I and they are going to get it." FBI Files Dean testified earlier thai within a month of the bugging Hi-rests, he obtained confidential l-'Bl reports on the status of the investigation and shared them with all five men on trial. Dean also testified that he 1 T h e r e are certain Mills, chairman of the house ways and means committee, told newsmen on his arrival at Ihe airport here: "I said I was embarrassed. I'm still embar- rassed." Meyer, who interviewed Mills JXJF.W YORK aboard a plane on Ihe trip Thursday recess Thursday, jdocumcnlcd authorizations Kord earlier vetoed a bill expenditures for to explain his nearly million gifts to' political associates and on the audit of Rocke- feller's income and gift turns will not be available be- fore next Tuesday. Unable To Attend "I do nol believe il would be advisable lo convene the com- mittee for further testimony at KPli Siir- removcd the Arkansas, asked: "Was Nelson anything between you young lady'.1" "Klatlercd" wife. Happy, '111, later reported ihat Jignancy had apparently not ..spread lo Ihe lymph system. "No." Mills replied, "I ought] Thc vice president designate In he flallered at my age for anybody to ask me such a queslion, but. uh, 1 know 'I'1' lm pression is trying lo be created disclosed earlier Today's Index I was undergoing surgery. He said she discovered lumps lasl Friday and immedi- alely went to her gynecnlngis' lor tests. order describes il as being j'' abandoned and says the now has title toil. I Cyprus dispute, leading lo on purchase of guns. The order then goes on lo lo  aid in had fully briefed defendant John Ehrlichman in June of 1372 aboul who was responsible for the bugging but heard Ehrlich- man tell FBI agents a month later thai "the only thing he knew about the breakin was what he read in the news- papers." In his second day on the stand, the government's star witness continued to recite the story he first lold the nationally televised senate Watergate hear- ngs Hi months ago. Dean testified Ihat beginning Cannon publicly announced. of l972 llc and lold Rockefeller by lhc of lhc Wi'- phonc, lhal Ihe former mvebtigalion dirccllj' Beer, liquor, wine, narci knives, gambling !vices brass knuckles and simi-i lofficials no jlar items are to be lo. Ilhc stale as contraband. JACKSON, Miss lAIM lhl'NI' !lls" is In tin- Mississippi supmiie court lhal lie .overtime pay lo ni iclose any prc.ulenhal 'H) anyone other than himself. reporl als. lo be lurned over to agreement with Ihe were bookkeeping problems, Senate Ifi such as lack of proner huralun  alf-'0 to the public alter lurned over lo Ihe judge I relating names in s details In Ihe outline repurl. which no names, ap- "rxM'einely Mnrlloil delay, and I ii H' ehairinan v.hri; i >lalc.nienl fir M i an lor on'l have Ruckefr Patrick Gray, then act- ing director of Ihe FBI. Dean said he showed an FBI memorandum to Khrlichman and defendant. John Mitchell and Haldeman and shared "raw Kill files" wilh delendanls Ruli cr; Marrlian anil Kenneth Park- inson. Under close questioning, lie Irslified thai neither Mitchell, Mardian or Parkinson then held any position wilh the govern- ment and lhal Ihe (lies were 'he '3'fnlnif's t'huckl I 'nulling ins earl aroiiiul Ihe trucker Ihe While1   

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