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   Cumberland News, The (Newspaper) - June 7, 1973, Cumberland, Maryland                                Todays Weather By Tkt AiiaeUMtf CUudy with chanct of thuncUr thtwcrt agqin High in 70t Low 60 Cloudy Friday with hith in 80s The Cumberland News Court Enjoins KS Pickets Back VOL 39NO 202 WKsSfcfflB CUMBERLAND MARYLAND THURSDAY JUNE 7 1973 Pnw CPI FMtftt 40 CENTS Rep MtCloskey Urges President To Disclose Facts On Watergate Nixon Names Laird Domestic Aide Freeing Solar Panel This is an artists conception of how Skylab Astronaut Charles Pete Conrad and Dr Joseph P Kerwin will free and then try to deploy the solar wing that is held down by a metal strap In this concept Commander Conrad will apply the pressure with a standup motion to start the solar wing moving into position This will happen after the strap left lower corner has been cut AP Skylab Astronauts Given 5050 Chance In Space Walk Job CENTER Houston AP Skylab astronauts staged a rehearsal Wednesday of a tricky space walk salvage job which may save their trou bled mission At the same time another battery weakened and intensified the power problem aboard the distressed space station Im not as optimistic as you are said Skylab 1 commander Charles Conrad the man with the toughest role in the two man spacewalking repair job But well give it a go Conrad and Dr Joseph P Kerwin worked with ropes hooks and tools practicing the techniques they will use Thurs day in an attempt to cut or loosen an aluminum strap foul ing a power panel wing on the side of their electricitystarved Skylab Well know better when we gee it said Kerwin during the rehearsal but our feeling is weve got about a 5050 chance to pull it off Attached to a 60foot lifeline Governors Lash Closing Of US Defense Bases STATELINE Nev AP The federal government was called on Wednesday by the 50 state governors to consult with them before launching any fu ture massive closing of defense bnses within the United States The National Governors Con ference unanimously adopted to that effect spon sored by Rhode Island Gov Philip Noel a Democrat In addition to advance con sultation the resolution asked the federal government to work with affected states and cities to develop programs that would ease the economic difficulties created during the phaseout which will supply oxygen and air to his spacesuit Conrad will make his way along a make shift handrail to the panel at the side of the workshop The lifeline will be anchored to the hatch where Kerwin will moni tor it The third Skylab crewman Paul J Weitz will remain in side the space station during the walk Skylab lost another 80 to 100 watts from its alreadyshort supply of electricity Wednesday when power from a battery sys tem dropped by onehalf to one third Two other battery sys tems failed earlier in the mis sion Right now we have 16 of 18 batteries working with the prospects of having only 15 of 18 said Flight Director Charles Lewis Skylab now has a maximum of only 4100 watts of power less than half its designed needs Total loss of the battery would drop that to about 4000 period of ctallations any defense in Pennsylvania Gov Milton J Shapp also a Democrat said he strongly supported the idea adding that We need to have some kind of program to take care of the tremendous eco nomic impact have these closings On Inside Pages Ann Landers 9 Bridge 8 Comics 37 Crossword37 Cryptoquote 37 Deaths24 Dr Van Dellen21 Editorial Page21 Markets28 Racing37 Sports3438 State News 8 THSUtt News29 Wint Ada 3839 Womnt Ncwi 8 9 watts The about 3000 wing could add watts enough to perform the full Skylab 1 ex periment program The astronauts maintained a curtailed experiment schedule Wednesday Conrad and Kerwin will use a 25foot metal pole tipped with scissorslike bolt cutters to create a handrail from a Sky lab hatch to the edge of the jammed wing Conrad will go down the handrail and position the bolt cutters Kerwin will then pull a lanyard to activate the cutters and hopefully slice through the restraining aluminum strap If the cutters fail Conrad will try to loosen the strap with a pry bar or to cut through it us ing a wire saw Hell also have a pair of grips which resemble pliers After the strap is freed Con rad will have to muscle the wing loose at one point appl ying about 100 pounds of force If he is successful the wing will slowly scissor into place Then three panels of solar cells will unfold from inside the wing These cells convert sun light to electrical power The power wing was jam med and another like it torn off altogether when a sun shield ripped away during Sky labs May 14 launch Pentagon Cancels Fill Purchases WASHINGTON AP The Pentagon Wednesday decided against building any more of the controversial Fill fighter bombers Deputy Secretary of Defense William P Clements notified Congress he has decided to end production of the Fill once known as the TFX when the current run is completed late next year By that time the Air Force will have 543 Fills including bombers and fighter bombers Tells House Disclosure Necessary Says Nixon Can Remove Any Ideas Of Impeachment WASHINGTON AP Rep Paul N McCloskey RCalif urged President Nixon Wednes day to fully and fairly dis close any evidence he has re garding the Watergate burglary and remove the possible neces sity of impeachment proceed ings The disclosure McCloskey US Dollar Is Stronger As Gold Sags LONDON AP The US dollar improved strongly Wednesday on European money markets The price of gold closely tied to the dollars health in recent market fluctuations sagged in the bullion markets Dealers said the American currencys renewed strength was due in large measure to advance reports from Washing ton that President Nixon was moving to lighten up his admin istrations economic policies Melvin R Laird Nixons new domestic policy chief followed up those reports later Wednes day by disclosing in Washing tui that Nixon rlans stronger moves against inflation and in defense of the doJar But some dealers in Europe j attributed the dollars recovery to profittaking by speculators after almost a week of steady decline They expected the dol lar to start down later in the week The dollar climbec from Tok yo to Paris and in reverse re action gold closed at an ounce in London down from Tuesdays record high of The price of gold closed at an ounce n Zurich a drop of S4 an ou cc in the Swiss center Since March 1 the dollar has fallen by 82 per cent against the West German mark by 6 per cent in relation to the French franc 39 per cent against the Dutch guilder and 29 per cent against the Swiss franc but cnly one per cent against the Japanese yen Indochina Fighting Intensifies SAIGON AP The pace of fighting quickened Wednesday in some regions of South Viet nam and Cambodia as the United States met with North Vietnam in Paris in an effort to halt the hostilities The Saigon command report ed heavy fighting in the Me kong Delta for the third straight day and a new rash of attacks in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai In Cambodia a large force of said in a House speech should deal with any White House knowledge of the Watergate case including its coverup and the financing and tactics of his campaign organization It should also include he said all actions of the e branch relating to the prose cution of Daniel Ellsberg and in particular the domestic se curity activities legal and ille gal of the Presidents own spe cial investigations unit Asks For The Facts I suspect he added that none of us wish to impeach the President or even inquire into the matter if he will fairly lay before us the facts that will es tablish his right to honorable acquittal or the precise reasons for his inability to properly re lease such facts If the national security were truly involved McCloskey said in his speech we can keep our proceedings secret Our record in this regard is at least as good as those in whom the President has formerly reposed his trust He expressed the hope that colleagues would defer the fil ing of an impeachment resolu tion or the appointment of a special inquiry committee for a few more days to give the President time for the request ed disclosure There have been no reports however that such steps are planned McCloskey stressed that the issue before us is one of con stitutional and legal import not of political or partisan con cern House Is Responsible Stating that the House is the sole repository of the power of impeachment McCloskey said neither the Senate nor the Justice Department shares this duty nor are we entitled to delegate it to them This being so he added the question before us is at what point of time does the evi dence of guilt reach that degree of probable cause that we are bound by the Constitution to commence formal inquiry to me that time seems almost at hand unless the President makes a full and fair disclosure when he learned it In his invitation to col leagues McCloskey said the Presidents statement on Mayifidential conversations between 22 raised serious questions asjthe President and his staff Eh rlichman was Nixons domestic adviser until his resignation April 30 Sloan testified that he had be come concerned earlier at the massive cash disbursements to whether probable cause ex ists to believe that the Presi dent was guilty of the obstruct ion of justice In that statement the Presi dent said he had instructed his Sloan Testifies On Disbursement Of Large Sums In Political Money Former Campaign Treasurer Relates Numerous Details WASHINGTON mer campaign treasurer Hugh W Sloan Jr testified Wednes day he warned John D Ehr lichman last July the entire Nixon reelection organization might be involved in the Water gate affair He said the White House aide told him I dont want to know Sloan said also that Jeb Stuart Magruder told him he might have to commit perjury and that he told both presiden tial counsel John W Dean HI and Watergate prosecutors about it Sloan said he told Dean he felt so strongly about what Magruder had forced on me in the way of a personal decision that if Magruder were ever presented before any Senate committee for confirmation to a high public office I would go to that committee and testify against him Dean assured him that would never happen said Sloan who resigned as campaign treasurer because of the Watergate scan dal Liddy Got Sloan had given Watergate conspirator G Gordon Liddy in campaign funds After five men Liddy had re cruited were arrested in the Watergate burglary he said Magruder told him the amount would have to be scaled down when investigators started questioning He was asked why he didnt question a disbursement of to Gordon Strachan an assistant to White House chief of staff HR Haldeman That money and the sums that went to Liddy Sloan said were part of cash funds Sloan gave to various people with au thorization from higher offi cials Just Waiting Hugh W Sloan Jr former treasurer of the Finance Commit tee to Reelect the President and his attractive wife wait for the afternoon session of the Senate select committee on the Watergate case to begin Wednesday Sloan testified throughout the morning session AP I think my curiosity had really run out at that point in time said Sloan He said the meeting with Ehr lichman was in the White House on July 23 five weeks after five of Liddys cocon spirators were arrested in the Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate office build ing Thought About Fear I believe he interpreted my being there as personal fear Sloan told the senators He in dicated to me that I had a spe cial relationship to the White House If I needed help in get ting a lawyer hed be glad to do that but dont tell me any of the details I dont want to know My position would have to be until after the election Liddy needed the money Sloan said Stans told him I do not want to know and you do not want to know Stans and Mitchell along with two others recently were indicted on charges stemming from a campaign con tribution by Robert L Vesco Sloan said he met with law yers for the reelection com mittee and told them about the Liddy money and Magruders suggestions Their reaction was incensed angry They said to me well weve been lied to by the people hereit was my reac tion they hadnt heard any of the critical information Sloan said Explains Resignation He resigned his treasurers post on July 14 admitting at the Watergate trial in January he did so because of the Water gate scandal On July 20 Sloan said he met with the prosecutors in that trial Earl J Silbert Sey mour Glanzer and Donald of everything he knows and that 1 would have to take exec utive privilege Executive privilege normally prevents disclosure of con aides H R Haldeman and and that he took up the matter John D Ehrlichman to en sure that the investigation of the Watergate breakin not expose either an unrelated cov ert operation of the CIA or the activities of the White House in vestigations unit Concealing Crime Is Felony While concealing unrelated CIA operations could be proper as a matter of national secur ity McCloskey said such ra tionale would not apply to any domestic criminal action of the White House task force Members of the task force he pointed out burglarized the office of Daniel Ellsbergs psy chiatrist and the Watergate of fices of the Democratic party Taking steps to ensure that rebels swept down on Kghway activities are not ex 4 near the farming village of Ang Snuol 13 miles southwest of Phnom Penh and occupied a jireemile segment of the road way running from the capital to the lea Hundreds of villagers fled to havens nearer Phnom peachment and only the House posed is under normal legal rules a felony McCloskey said McCioskcy noted that the only constitutional action with Maurice Stans former secretary of commerce who headed fundraising for the re election campaign He quoted Stans as saying he would check into Magruders authority to approve such dis bursements and later that he had and conferred confirmed such authority with Mitchell Magruder had As for the purpose for which Campbell all assistant United States attorneys Did you report to them all youve been testifying about here Sloan was asked Yes sir he replied and added that half his testimony to the grand jury later focused on the alleged Magruder perjury offer Judge Believed Sloan Magruder and Sloan both tes tified at the trial but the sub ject if perjury never came up Both men said Liddy had been given The trial judge unable to get from Sloan the purpose of the expenditure said from the bench he believed Sloan had not told the whole truth Sloan also said Mitchell was making decisions about cam paign spending almost a year Before he left the Justice De partment That conflicts with a sworn statement MitcheE made ast year at another Senate aearing that he had no cam paign responsibilities until he ook over as director on March 1 1972 Ehrlichman Successor Experienced Gen Haig Remains As Head Of Staff At White House WASHINGTON AP Pres dent Nixon named former De fense Secretary Melvin R Laird his counselor for tic affairs Wednesday as ha continued rebuilding the Water gateriddled White House high command Nixon also that Gen Alexan der M Haig Jr is retiring from the Army to hecome presiden tial assistant in charge of run ning the White House staff the role of Ron ald L Ziegler who will become presidential assistant in charge of all White House com munications while remaining as press secretary Laird in effect replaced John D Ehrlichman and Haig re placed H R Haldeman the two top presidential assistants who resigned April 30 in the wake of the Watergate scandal Laird a former nineterra congressman from Wisconsin said he was coming out of re tirement because government in some quarters is at a stand still as a result of Watergate Must Get Down To Business This cannot be allowed to continue he told a news con ference It is absolutely es sential that we get on about the business of government Several weeks ago Laird had told newsmen tint if Nixon were involved in the Watergate scandal he would not want to know about it He told the news conference that these remain his personal views because of my concern about the presidency But he added I have been assured of his noninvolvement and I ac cept that Laird said the executive leg islative and judicial branches of the government are in AntiInflation Program Shoring Up Is Indicated WASHINGTON AP Pres ident Nixons administration flashed new signs Wednesday that measures to shore up its antiinflation programs are un der active and intensive consid eration Melvin R Laird named as Nixons new domestic policy adviser disclosed the President will meet Thursday with Demo cratic and Republican mem bers of Congress and then with his Cabinet Later however the White House said the meeting with congressmen had been called off by the White House Sources said the President has put his antiinflation pro gram under another intensive review But they reported that no decisions had been made Nixon met with his economic advisers Tuesday Nixon is facing intense new pressure from both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill to get tough with inflation Sen ate Democrats are backing a new freeze on wages and prices In Paris Arthur F Burns chairman of the Federal Reserve Board told reporters vestigating the scandal as they should and the thruth will be known and it should be known Has Big Responsibility As counselor to the President the White House said Laird will be responsible for overall formulation and coordi nation of domestic policy Laird who was defense secre tary in Nixons first term will again hold Cabinet rank and will sit on the National Security Council Laird said he will assume his new duties June 15 after an al readyplanned trip overseas and will give up his congres sional pension Haig who for month has been acting as interim House chief of staff will retira from the Army Aug 1 and will be responsible for coordina tion and supervision of the day today operationsof the House staff During four years on Henry L Kissingers National Secur ity Council from the colonel and last January was promoted to fourstar general and named deputy Army chief of staff a post he will now give up Ziegler in his broadened role will take over responsi bilities held by Herbert G that he favored stronger action Klein who announced Tuesday Asked if Nixon would moveagainsl inflation He said thathe was resigning as the admin soon to strengthen the fight monetary against inflation Laird said I bear too will be making some recom mendations to the President on wageprice controls policy great has had a burden tojistrations director of commu fighting inflation indications Since the Watergate con Burns and former Treasury Secretary John B Connally Senate Republican Leadernow a consultant to Nixon are Hugh Scott said he believes that selective wageprice con trols are under consideration the main proponents or tough new measures against inflation according to sources troversy began depleting top White House staff ranks Zieg ler has emerged as one of Nix ons key advisers and now is regarded as one of the senior White House staff members Labor Union Problems Develop Across Sfafe By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A strike by department store clerks a wildcat strike at a tire plant and negotiations ever an expired newspaper contract marked the jabor situation in Maryland Wednesday The five Two Guys Difcount department stores in STaryland fol future stores The company pro mised to keep the stores open open during normal business hours against a President who may were struck Tuesday night have committed a crime is imlowing a contract expirrttio on Penh While President Nixons spe cial adviser Henry A Kissin ger conferred in Paris with Hanois Le Due Tho President Nguyen Van Thicu called a meeting in Saigon of the South Vietnamese National Security Council to assess the military and political situations can bring such proceedings Todays Chuckle A carpenter once said Best rule I know for talking is the same one I know for measuring measure twice and saw once an CM lowing May 29 The company in a ulatcment irom its New Jersey headquar ters charged that Clcks International the Retail Vvvciation U seeking to prevent union lo cals front settling money issues and returning to work Company officials blamed the strike on the unions insistence that a new contract contain a clause covering unionization of per cent of the to 1000 Two employes involved in the walk Guys clerks in Maryland have out to return to work He said out as have some of theithe strike is not sanctioned by strikebreakers He thatjthe union and that strike bene urs ithe operates 48fits will not be paid Richard Eventoff assistant tojstores from Massachusetts Negotiations continued the president of the retail storeiMarylandhired 2000 strikeWednesday between the AA employes Local 692 said that in breakers as well as additional the negotiations We never really got into economic issues Its an unfair labor contract The company sought to reduce out of town security poice and dogs The KellySpringf Id Tire Co Abell Co and the Baltimore Newspaper Guild for a new contract maintenance and for news commercial ant at Cumberland wasjemployes of the Baltimore Sun some existing benefits by as I closed Wednesday following the papers whose old contract ex Ipjred gt midnight Sunday Tnt much as two thirds he said Eventoff said that it is stand ard procedure to have con tracts automatically extended to cover employes at nrw stores He laid that Two Guys con walkout of 400 workers on the overnight shift Tuesday The company naid Wednesday that it would go lo court seeking an injunction to halt IM strike and picketing tracts with the union have C Lewis president of eluded union shop provisionsLocal 26 of the United Rubber lince at least 19S9 Workers Wednesday issued a Eventoff said that almost lOOi strong statement calling on all Guild membership had voted a strike authorization before then J Stephen Becker vice presi dent and business manager of the Abell company publisher of the Sunpapers said Wednesday morning thftt progress is slow but it is progress   

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