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   Evening Standard, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1974, Uniontown, Pennsylvania                               OUR 86TH YEAR NO. 191 FINAL Paper That Goes Into The Home" UN1ONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1974 15 CENTS House Hearing Ends; 3 Impeach Charges PAIR SIGHT They have all those big animals like cows and sheep and hogs ill the County Fair, but there's room for the smaller fry, too. This basset- beagle is one of the dogs shown at the Fayette County SPCA booth. He's being held by booth chairman Karen Sanner while board member Mike Gregor looks on. (Herald-Standard Photo) County Fair In Third Day The weather was sunny and pleasant today as the 20th annual Fayette County Fair went into its third day. Tonight's forecast is for clear and cool, and officials of the sponsoring Agricultural Improvement Assn. are hoping for another fine turnout.... Home persons showed up at the Tail-grounds yesterday. In yesterday's miniature tractor pull- ing contest, Kathleen Richmond struck a blow for woman power as she grabbed first place in the 0-800 pound class. Se- cond was Reed Whipkey and Rusty Gowatsky was third. Other Pictures, Pages 13, 37. In the pound class, Sonny Richmond was first, followed by Lou Rugh and Jim Kelly. The big tractors were still in the midst of competition late last night, and only the first-round winners were available. In the under pounds class, Ray Miller of Acme won first place and Grover Binkey of Vanderbilt was se- cond. They were followed by Norbert Porupuski of Greensburg, Jim Schere of Greensburg and Dean Miller of Greensburg. The display entered by Menallen Grange was judged the top grange ex- hibit at the fair, with Morning Star plac- ing second. Also placing were German, Gallatin and Curfew Granges. In junior grange judging, Curfew was first, Menallen, second, Perryopolis, third and Dawson, fourth. The eventual champion in the demoli- lirni derby from Monday was Mike Kartos of Fairchance. (Continued On Page 12, Col. 1) By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Proclaiming that President Nixon "warrants im- peachment and trial and removal from the House Judiciary Committee has ended its historic inquiry with a three-part resolution to be sent to the House. In it the committee recommends Nix- on's impeachment for obstructing justice, misuse of his powers and failing to obey its committee subpoenas for evidence. Debate in the House will begin in about two weeks. The three articles would redefine and limit the power of the executive. They are the first to be sent to the House floor since President Andrew Johnson's im- peachment during the Civil War reconstruction period more than a cen- tury ago. The third impeachment article relating to the subpoenas was approved Tuesday by a narrow 21-17 vote. The three articles of impeachment charge Nixon with "high crimes and misdemeanors" by: justice in covering up the Watergate affair, the break-in of Democratic national headquarters June 17, 1972, once described by a White House spokesman as just a "third-rate burglary." his powers through misuse of federal agents and agencies to violate constitutional rights of citizens by wiretapping, income tax audits and other activities. to comply with committee subpoenas for 147 tape-recorded conver- sations and other material sought as evidence by the inquiry. Before the committee concluded its in- quiry, it rejected as impeachable of- 'fenses proposed articles recommending impeachment for concealing the bom- bing of Cambodia from Congress, and A LONG SIX DAYS Rep. Robert Drinan, D-Mass., rubs his eyes dur- ing sixth day of debate by House Judiciary Committee on articles of impeachment. (AP Wirephoto) perpetrating tax fraud by underpaying his income taxes. Both were defeated 26- 12. The committee's recommendations first must face the formality of passing through the House Rules Committee before making their way to the House floor. A majority vote is needed in the House to impeach the President. The Senate then would conduct a trial, in which a (wo-thirds majority would be needed to convict and remove Nixon from office. The House committee's proceedings ended with a rap from the gavel of Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. and his ruling that "This concludes the work of the committee." As he filed out of the committee room, Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R-Calif., Nix- on's leading defender during the six days of debate and voting-on the impeach- ment articles said: "At the moment, I would have to say the odds are that the House would pass them." The final day of the committee's deliberations saw a break-down in the bipartisan coalition that adopted the first two articles by votes of 27 to 11 and 28 to 10. The committee has 21 Democrats and 17 Republicans, all lawyers. Although the second-ranking Republican, Rep. Robert McClory, R- 111., offered the article dealing with sub- poenas, it won the support of only one other Republican, Rep. Lawrence Hogan of Maryland. Hogan was the only Republican to vote for all three articles adopted. Rep. Thomas Railsback, R-I11., a leader in the bipartisan effort to pass the first two articles, accused the ma- jority of engaging in "political overkill" in trying for more articles. When the Cambodian bombing and tax LISTENING President Nixon listens as Treasury Secretary William Simon briefs him yester- day at White House on recent trip to the Middle East. (AP Wirephoto) fraud articles were called up, Railsback said the Democrats were endangering Republican support on the floor for any articles. He said later the defeat of the articles had removed that danger. In urging adoption of Article III. (Continued On Page 12, Col. 5) Ehrlichman Gets 20-Month Term Inside Pages District residents' opinions vary on impeachment issue, Page 37; Nixon wants parts of tapes withheld from prosecutor, Page 13; closing impeach- ment debate to affect future presidents Page 12. WASHINGTON (AP) Former presidential assistant John D. Ehrlichman was sentenced to a minimum 20 months ;n prison today on his conviction for conspiracy and per- jury in the Ellsberg break-in case. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell set 20-month to five-year sentences to run concurrently for each of the three criminal counts for which Ehrlichman was convicted. G. Gordon Liddy, a member of the White House plumbers unit which carried off the break-in, was given a one-to-three-year sentence, but it is to run parallel with other sentences handed Liddy in the original Watergate break-in case. Thus it does not add any time to Mon Flood Control Urged OK Come oat to the Fair. Annual County Fair had a large crowd last night with the weather cooperating. Something to see there all the time, so why not pack up the family and cart them to the Fairgrounds. Not good news about Chrysler Corp. Chrysler joined with General Motors in blaming inflation for a sharp tumble in profits for the first half of 1974. We had hoped for some enthusiastic- news about auto sales hoping that may- be there would be some chance of that New Stanton plant opening. Not so pleasant now. Easy-talking John B. Connally plans to fight the charges against him of bribery, perjury and conspiracy. Connally, a friend of President Nixon and a former Treasury secretary, was indicted by a federal grand jury ac- cused of taking two bribes from milk producers and then conspired to cover up the payment. "I'm going to fight the Con- nally said. And he will. We wonder if Connally still plans to make a run for the presidency? Three articles of impeachment ap- proved by House Judiciary Committee. With its work completed the Com- mittee sent its recommendations to the full House where debate will start next month and a vote is .expected by the end, of August. What will the House do is the question? People shopping around now for gaso- line. Why not? Motorists buying 15 gallons save 75 cents when paying 54 cents a gal- lon instead of 59 cents for the same brand of gasoline. Summer two-thirds debuts tomorrow.' gone, August Devastating floods will continue to damage Fayette County communities along the Monongahela River "unless action is taken." This is pointed out in a study done for the Fayette County Planning Com- mission and Pennsylvania Dept. of En- vironmental Resources by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in Pittsburgh. Effective flood plain regulatory measures such as zoning ordinances and building codes can be designed to pre- vent increased flood damage, according to the engineers. "Flood it continues, "can reduce potential damages to new and ex- isting properties in areas subject to Hooding, and additional works to modify Hooding can also be a part of the long- run solution." Tygart Lake, built in the upper Mon- (i.ngahela River basin has already provided partial flood protection for the river communities and developments in Fayette County, the engineers say. "Fayette County communities along the Monongahela they point out, "share the same predicament as the several thousand other flood-plagued communities in the United States. "Many of these communities have ;il ready been furnished flood hazard in- lormation to aid them in the solution of ihis complex problem." There have been four major floods on (lie Mon River: March March 5, 1963; March 18, 1936, and Oct. 16, 1954. These bits of information are brought out in the study: "The flood plain in Fayette County consists, for the most part, of a thin strip of land between the river and the railroad tracks. "Except for the urban areas of the Boroughs of Belle Vernon, Fayette City, Newell. Brownsville, and Point Marion, (here are only scattered residences. In the boroughs, a number of resi- dences, churches, and light industries have been subjected to periodic Hooding. "The main track of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad runs parallel to the river along the right bank from the downstream limit of the county to about mile 55. "The Monongahela Railway parallels i he river on the right bank from mile 55 Winner: 153126 NKW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Winning number in this week's 50-cent lottery is 153126. Millionaire finalist is i lo mile 86 where it crosses into Greene County. "The tracks have been flooded in the past, particularly in the urban areas of Belle Vernon and Brownsville. "The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad i rack crosses the Cheat River near its mouth and enters Point Marion. "It passes through the middle of the TELL ME A STORY More than 125 youngsters from Uniontown playgrounds attended a Story-Telling Festival at Craig Playground, in which stories were told, a puppet show presented and refreshments served. Holding sign is director Jim Nesser and seated, from left, are Jimmy Cruse, Samantha Gadd, Jill Medina, director Sally Rittenhouse, Nancy Farnella and Mike Medina. Playgrounds represented were Bailey Park, Boyle, Berkeley, Lin- coln View, Lafayette, East End and Craig. (Herald-Standard Photo) t _. v o> borough and reaches the Monongahela Hiver bank at Lock and Dam 8, and then runs parallel to the river to the up- slrram county line. It is not subject to Hooding. "State Routes 906 and 711 parallel the river for short stretches from Belle Ver- min to Kayette City. They have been I looded in the past in these boroughs and will he Hooded in the future. "Slate Route 166 parallels the river lor a short stretch downstream of Point Marion but it is not subject to flooding. "If. S. Route 119 crosses the Cheat Hirer at Point Marion and runs parallel lo Hie Monongahela River through Point Marion to the county line on relatively Infill ground." what Liddy already had to serve. Gesell said two other convicted' members of the plumbers group, Miamians Bernard L. Barker and Eugenic R. Martinez, "were duped by high government officials" and gave them suspended sentences. All except Liddy have been free since their convictions by a jury of six men and six women that deliberated for five hours before deciding on a verdict July 12. Liddy was sentenced March 23, 1973, to 6 years, 8 months to 20 years after be- ing convicted on six counts of con- spiracy, burglary and wiretapping in the Watergate break-in. He also received an additional sentence for refusing to testify before the grand jury, the term to run the life of the jury, which is scheduled to expire Dec. 4. He is in the D.C. jail. Ehrlichman and the others were con- victed of violating the rights of Dr. Lewis J. Fielding, the Beverly Hills, Calif., psychiatrist who .treated Ellsberg, a former Pentagon analyst. The Plumbers, a special White House investigative unit, broke into Fielding's office in a fruitless search for the medical records of Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers study of the Viet- nam war to the press. Ehrlichman said within minutes of his conviction that he had directed his at- torneys to prepare an appeal. The former Seattle zoning lawyer also is among the defendants in the Watergate cover-up trial, now scheduled to begin Sept. 9. A lawyer for Martinez and Barker, ex- iles from Cuba, said Tuesday he also will file an appeal even if Gesell gives his clients a suspended sentence. Barker and Martinez testified they believed the break-in was an extension of two decades' experience as clandestine CIA agents working for the overthrow of the Castro government. Barker, Martinez and Liddy were among the original Watergate defen- dants convicted of burglarizing Democratic National Committee head- quarters June 17. 1972. Besides the conspiracy count. Ehrlichman is to be sentenced also on three counts of lying to a Watergate grand jury that investigated the Kllsberg break-in and the activities of the Plumbers. Weather A clear and cool night is to be followed In sunny and a little warmer tomorrow. Extended outlook calls for a chance of showers each day, Friday through Sun- day, Weather Observer Earl Biercr said the high here yesterday was 80; low last night 57, and temperature this morning H5. Today's Index Bridge New Personals Sports 39 Star Gazer Theaters Television Woirtcn J ..46 40-41 47 38 ..46 ao-n iiii' Class Comics 46-47 Deaths Dr. Crane Karl Wilson Editorials   

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