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   Evening Standard, The (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Uniontown, Pennsylvania                               OUR 86TH YEAR NO. 193 FINAL "The Paper That Goes Into The Home" UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1974 15 CENTS Impeach Debate To Start Aug. 19 By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -Houseleaders shaping plans for the first presidential impeachment debate in 106 years have agreed to start it Aug. 19, with the first votes coming about eight days later. Although final details are still to be worked out, it appears certain live television and radio coverage of the historic event will be permitted. Under arrangements tentatively ap- proved by the leadership of both parties Thursday, about seven days will be devoted to general debate and three or four days to voting on the articles of im- peachment. The procedures contemplated now would not permit any new articles to be proposed and would limit amendments to motions to strike the three separate articles or sections of them. Debate and voting procedures will be drawn .up formally by the House Rules Committee at a meeting now set for Aug. 13. In preparation for the meeting, party leaders informally discussed the arrangements with the committee. Meanwhile, in the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, strong sen- timent developed to leave virtually un- changed the 106-year-old rules for im- peachment trials. Majority Leader Mike Mansfield has proposed sweeping rules changes but members indicated little support for the changes. The proposed changes would set new standards for what evidence would be allowed and would limit Chief Justice Warren E. Burger's role. If the House majority votes to im- peach Nixon, a Senate trial would be held with a two-thirds vote needed to con vict the President and remove him from office. At the White House, a presidential spokesman declined to discuss Nixon's strategy for combating impeachment. "Our strategy will become known to you as events Gerald L. Warren told reporters. The Aug. 19 date set for starting House debate represents a delay of near- ly a week in the schedule Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. had announced dur- ing the Judiciary Committee's impeach- ment inquiry. There was no immediate explanation for the delay but it is believed Rodino wants more time to prepare the com- mittee's report on the three articles it approved last week. During the committee's con- sideration of the aricles, supporters of President Nixon said they were too vague to permit him to make a proper defense. Their efforts to amend the arti- cles to make them more specific failed, but Rodino said the report would include factual information that would make it clear what charges were being brought against Nixon. The New Jersey Democrat said last week the report would be ready next Tuesday, but it is understood Special Counsel John Doar has requested a few more days to prepare it. The 10 Republicans who voted against impeachment also are preparing a detailed statement attacking the arti- cles, and want more time to work on it. In the meeting between the leadership and the Rules Committee, the possibili- ty of permitting the House to vote on a resolution of censure as an alternative to impeachment was discussed. The proposal was made by Rep. Delbert L. Latta, R-Ohio, a member of both the Judiciary Committee and the Rules Committee, and reportedly ran into strong opposition from the Democratic leaders and Rules Com- mittee members. Such a resolution would not be in order unless the Rules Committee permitted it, and with the Democrats holding a 10-5 edge on the committee there is little chance it will be allowed. Rep. David W. Dennis, R-Ind., one of the 10 anti-impeachment Judiciary Com- mittee Republicans, said he would be willing to vote to censure Nixon. "There are things 1 would be perfectly willing to censure the President Dennis told a newsman, "but one of the problems with impeachment is that it's so drastic." Hep. John B, Anderson, R-I11., a Rules Committee member, said there ap- peared to be support in the committee and among the House leaders for calling the roll individually in voting on the ar- ticles of impeachment, rather than recording the vote electronically. "There's something more personal about man saying than putting a card in a Anderson told reporters. Ends Tomorrow Livestock Sale Features Fair 4-H PRIZE-WINNERS Presidents of 4-H Clubs received checks for their prize-winning exhibits at the Fayette County Fair, in annual program spon- sored by the Uniontown Kiwanis Club. From left: Marianne Maurer, Gallatin Guys and Gals; James Black, New Geneva; Judy Walters, Flatwoods; Kiwanis President Edward McShane; Susan Sperry, Connellsville; Donald Witt, countywide lamb club, and Karen Paull, countywide recreation club. (Herald-Standard Photo) The Fayette County Fair is ap- proaching the final wire. The annual attraction this is the will officially close at tomorrow night. Last night's activities were high- lighted by the 4-H and FFA Livestock Sale which brought in "It was a very good said a spokesman, considering the market is down. Some persons attended last night. This figure is down from the Thursday crowd of last year of but it was pointed out that the auto destruc- tion derby was held on that day last year. '''We changed the derby on purpose because we had more people than we could handle last year on said an official. William Work of Uniontovm R.D. 4, who had the grand champion steer of 080 pounds, was paid a pound by Fayette County Super Dollar Food Markets. The reserve champ of Joni Newcomer of Uniontown R.D. 4 receiv- ed 90 cents a pound from Gee Bee of Uniontown. It weighed 935 pounds. In lambs, Joyce Witt of Champion was paid for her 106-pound grand champion by Perry Packing Co. of Beallsville while her brother, Donald, received a pound from Gee Bee for his reserve entry. J. Harry Johnston of Uniontown received a pound from Gee Bee for his grand champion swine. It weighed 254 pounds. The reserve champ, auc- tioned by Susan Bierbower of Union- town, was worth a pound. It was a 228-pound animal, purchased by Route 119 Superette. The horse-pulling contest was held last night. Winners include; Heavyweight: 1., John May of Mill Run; 2., Shaffer and Wonderley of Williamsport, Md.; 3., Wayne Moreland (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Miners Call For Grievance Plan Changes By SUSAN J. REIMER Associated Press Writer NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) United Mine Worker delegates here have called for changes in contract grievance procedures that could be a serious stum- bling block in upcoming negotiations with coal operators. The resolution, passed Thursday at a UMW District 5 convention, calls for the umpires in union-management disputes to be replaced with a panel of three per- sons chosen from the voter registration list in the county where the dispute oc- curs. Though probably not passed in time to be forwarded through official channels "OK" to the union's bargaining council, the resolution will nonetheless be on the bargaining table when UMW President Arnold Miller convenes negotiatons with the Bituminous Coal Operators As- sociaton in perhaps two weeks. The change is the highest priority with District 5 President Louis A. Antal, who sits on the International bargaining team and is on the the grievance procedure committee for the contract negotiations. "The judges and umpires and law professors that decide these grievances have the company view. They can't help but take the company's Antal said in an interview. Dean Gets "The grievance procedure has to be changed; it's the most important thing. I know I'll be pounding the table on this one." The BCOA is certain to resist this change. For as one miner pointed out, at least two out of every three panel members would likely be union members themselves because south- western Pennsylvania is so heavily un- ionized. Antal, a stocky, likeable miner, called the 49th annual convention to order beneath a portrait of Joseph A. Yablonski, the martyred reformer who began his rise to prominence in District 5. His son, Joseph Jr., now the UMW's general counsel, was on hand to promise the miner delegates, "what will be re- turned to you (from the bargaining table) will be what you asked for." He said that for the first time in union history, the demands of the local members were computerized in Washington to be presented to the bargaining team. Yablonski pointed to massive in- creases in corporate profits 92 per cent for U.S. Steel in the second quarter of this year and over 100 per cent for some oil companies and said: "They can afford to give you a good contract." Though the 100 delegates were gathered here to author the District con- stitution governing more than miners in seven Western Pennsylvania counties, the first day of activity was devoted in part to contract resolutions. The miners also gave very vocal ap- proval to a resolution urging the Inter- national to move its headquarters from Washington, D.C., to nearby Rostraver Township. The unanimity on this and other con- vention action was in sharp contrast to the 1970 gathering which came after Yablonski's murder and at the peak of intra-union conflict. Under the gavel of Mike Budzanoski, that convention deteriorated into fist fights and mayhem before the rules were even adopted. Antal, who was on the other side of the podium then, leading the reformist Miners for Democracy in wild dissent, recalled that the delegates were tossed out of their hotel before any convention business was complete. Utility firms in the news. West Penn Power Co. utility union members, on strike for 73 days are voting on a new contract offer with the official count to be known tomorrow night. Meanwhile Bell Telephone workers have given union leaders approval to call a nationwide strike if negotiators fail to reach an agreemenl on a new con- tract. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania work- ers are on the job but the firm asked for a 3.98 per cent rate increase which would cost the average home heating customer about 65 cents more a month. We can expect other utility rates to go up also. Pity the poor consumer with a small fixed income. County Fair attendance doing well. It's a pleasant place to spend an after- noon or an evening and there is ample parking space with police and aides around to direct traffic. That Route 119 sure is a busy place this week. Here we go again. It was the worst round of grocery price increases in more than a year, an Associated Press market basket survey- revealed for July. The bill went up an average of four per cent. When, oh when, will there be a level- ing off period for everything for wages and for prices? Vice President Gerald Ford is loyal to President Nixon. Ford is not criticizing Mr. Nixon, es- pecially since he owes his job to the President and he would be the ultimate successor if the President is im- peached. Actually the public would not want a vice president accusing the President, whoever he may be and what- ever may have happened. Have you picked any ripe tomatoes yet? -4 Years Sentence WASHINGTON White House counsel John W. Dean III was sentenced today to one to four years in prison for his role in the Watergate cover-up. Dean, the principal witness against President Nixon in the cover-up, plead- ed guilty eight months ago to conspiracy to obstruct justice. U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica gave Dean until Sept. 3 to put his affairs in order. Sirica said he would recommend that Dean serve his sentence in the minimum security prison at Lompoc, Calif. Sirica handed down the sentence after denying a request from Dean's attorney that the sentencing be delayed. Dean's attorney said a new batch of White House tapes being handed over to Sirica under a Supreme Court order is- sued last month contain evidence which might suggest a light sentence for Dean. The charge to which Dean pleaded guilty last October carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a 000 fine. Sirica said he was giving Dean a month before beginning his sentence in part because of the illness of Dean's mother-inlaw. Dean's wife, Maureen, was not pre- sent for the sentencing. Standing before Sirica, Dean said. "1 realize the wrongs I've done...but to say I'm sorry is really not enough." Dean pleaded guilty Oct. 19, 1973, to joining a conspiracy designed to limit the original Watergate investigation and keep it away from the door of the White House. Pollen Count Annual pollen measuring program at the Uniontown Hospital is now under way. The pollen count for yesterday was 1. Legislators, Police In Speeding Hassle ROADHOG And this little piggie stood snout-to-snout with a cement mixer on a Chicago ex- pressway yesterday, after man- aging to escape from a truck taking it to market. After traffic had been tied up for quite a while, irate drivers tied the roadhog to a guard- rail until police could arrive. (AP Wlrephoto) Two Fayette County assemblymen are among a group of legislators "doing bat- tle" with State Police. Troopers say they're only enforcing the laws the lawmakers indicate they're being harrassed. The situation has reached the point now where three of the legislators have introduced two bills that would require radar speed traps to be clearly identi- fied and force troopers riding in un- marked cars to wear their regulation campaign hats as a warning to motor- ists. A number of legislators have been tag- ged mostly on the Pennsylvania Turn- pike since the State Police dropped a policy that had given the lawmakers legislative immunity. The Fayette Countians directly in- volved are Assemblymen J. William Lincoln of Dunbar and Pat C. Trusio of Uniontown. Introducing the legislation last month were Hutchinson, Greensburg Democrat; John Laudadio, Jeannette Democrat, and Joseph A. Petrarca, Vandergrift Democrat. Until January, State Police rarely ticketed legislators. Warnings were handed out and the information passed on to the incumbent State Police com- missioner. However, this week, Col. James D. Youth Burned At Everson An Everson teen-ager was severely burned early this morning when fire de- stroyed the interior of his parents' gar- age. Daniel Banaszak, 15, of 235 Brown St., was admitted to Frick Community Hos- pital at with first, seconu and third degree burns of the left arm, both legs ami lace. He told hospital officials that he saw fire in the garage behind the family home and went to investigate. This was followed by an explosion. Barger, the current head of the State Police, revealed that he had scrapped this operation, rescinding the order for two reasons. "I don't like two sets of standards for anything. And I don't want my men risk- ing their lives chasing a speeder only to have their efforts squashed in Har- risburg." This "single-standard" approach ap- parently produced the two bills, both in- troduced in the last week before the House began a summer vacation. They were accompanied by speeches attack- ing Stale Police enforcement of the traf- fic laws. Representative Lincoln told The live- ning Standard this morning that he paid a fine in March, even though he lelt the police were constitutionally barred from halting him while traveling to and from a meeting of the General As- sembly as he was when tagged. "The Constitution is he said. Auto Kills Horseman A Normalville man was killed last night when struck by a car while he was riding a horse. The animal also was killed. Dead on arrival at Connellsville Hos- pital al was Kenneth Porterfield, 54. State Police said the accident oc- curred on Route 711 about miles north of Connellsville. said Porterfield was riding the horse north in the southbound lane of traffic when he was struck by a car driven by Floyd N. Porterfield, 30, also of Normalville. Police said they did not know if the men were related. Funeral arrangements for Mr. Porter- field were being made this morning by the Brooks Funeral Home, Con- nellsvillc. "No way can a legislator be arrested for a summary violation during that period of lime. And Ihere is a very good rea- scm for Ihis. "If the governor wants certain legis- lators held up so that they can't vote on a specific measure, all he has to do is have the police stop their cars and de- lain Ihem. "Col. Barger is a very arroganl, de- manding man, and il really aggravates me what he's doing. And it has all come about since one of my colleagues spoke out in favor of a civilian head for the State Police. "What is going on is a very serious thing we're being harrassed con- linually by Ihem. I jusl wish Ihey would spend more time atlempling lo solve crimes." Represenlalive Trusio said he has been slopped Iwice on Ihe Turnpike once by Barger himself but let off both times with warnings. "I passed him (Barger) en route to and waved at him. Later, 1 was pulled over by a trooper and when the commissioner caught up, he told me I was going too fast. Bui he didn't write me up." Weather Showers or thundershowers have been forecast for tonight and tomorrow. rain is likely on Sunday and Monday. Weather Observer Earl Bierer'said the high here yesterday was low last night 58, and temperature this morning 61. Today's Index Bridge News 11 Class 13-17 Comics 18-19 Deaths 18 Sports 8-9 Star Gazer 19 12-13 Karl Wilson 12 Krtilnrinls 18 Women 6-7   

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