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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas Bv DON McLeod    a fair trial in Washington    and    merce secretary and cam-    the Beverly Hills, Calif., office Associated Press Writer    said he would appeal.    paign fund-raiser M a u r i c e    of Dr. Lewis Fielding and ex- WASHINGTON (AP) —    The    verdict made    Ehrlich-    Stans, who were acquitted by    amine his files on Daniel Ells- John D. Khrlidiman, once one    man one of the most powerful    a jury In the liobert \esco    berg, the man who leaked the of the ranking members of    government officials ever con-    case in March.    poniurmn President Nixon’s White vieted of a crime. Interior Sec-    Former Atty. Gen. Bichard r entaeon papers. House staff, was convicted    retary    Albert B. Fall    went to    G. Kleindienst pleaded guilty    This    count carries a maxi- Friday of conspiracy and per-    jail for a year in 1931 in    the    to a misdemeanor for his tes-    mum p,^son sentence of IO jury in the Ellsberg break-in    Teapot Dome scandals.    timony in the ITT case but    years Fhrlichman also was case.    others    of such high rank    was given a suspended sen-    To "v I c t e d rf three othe? Ehrlichman, 49, Nixon's    have been charged in    the past    tax*.    .    . _    .    c0Ums    cam-inz a noteniial chief domestic adviser unfU he but never convicted, including    The jury conwcled Ehrbch-    “•    1Y“« ■* P • resigned in April, 1973. amid    Nixon's former attorney gc-    man, G. Gordon faddy. Ber-    cletri of the“ifth r i s i n g Watergate scandals,    neral and re-election cam*    nard L. Barker and Eugenio    ck area 01 me min. said after the verdict he had    paign    manager,    John N.    R. Martinez of a civil rights    This    leaves Ehrlichman subdoubted all along he could get Mitchell, and former com-    charge of aspiring to enter    ject to a possible total of 25 ____________-— -—----———-—-----years sentence, although he is —    ■    expected to receive somewhat IM    JR    ^    less than that, wiien U.S. Dis- Sources    jay    Nixon, Aides sasws J    rn    31 The defendants remain free pending sentencing. IP    H    f I    I    ■    Ehrlichman still faces trial Expect Bill of mpeacnment ■AlfWlIl    wmmmm    W    ■ uuum^    mm    Mitchell, former White House *    chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, Bv GAYLORD SHAW    At    the daily White House    presumptuous” to predict    former Asst. Atty. Gen. Rob- Associated Press Writer    news    briefing, Deputy Press    w hether the committee will    ert Mardian and two others. WASHINGTON (AP) -    Secretary Gerald L. Warren    vote    an impeachment resolu-    Uddy, Barker and Martinez, President Nixon has been told    said Nixon lawyer James .    Hon.    who were convicted last year by his advisers that the House    St. t lair maintains it is u-    W1)en w0|>(| of st chairs re-    in connection with the *1972 Judiciary Committee probably    rea »s*»cto believe the w -    acti0n to the Warren state-    break-in at Democratic Party will vote a bill of impeach-    mittee will not vote out o    ment reacj,ed the White    headquarters in Washington’s ment, informed sources said    sui t of bill.    House, Warren hurriedly is-    W a t e r g a t e complex, were Friday.    IV arren said St. Clair “had    .sued a retraction of his own    charged only in the conspiracy The sources said Nixon has    informed the President of his    comments.    count forbidden his spokesmen from    XhTft pSsTdent* apreS    ‘    I    made a mistake,” War-    Ehrlichman, however, also adcon* of the comndttee s    with that assessment the    ren said. because of “a misun-    was convicted of one count of dclit*rations, although one    spokesman replied: “Yes.”    *    King lo the FBI and mo source indicted he shares his    About an hour later, St.    thought St. Clair had said.    counts of committing perjury advisers’ expectations.    Clair disputed Warren’s state-    “The President does not feel    before the Watergate grand The sources talked with    ment. “I don’t know how he    it appropriate t* predict the jury- newsmen after a White House    could form such a judgment,”    outcome of the proceedings    Outside    the courthouse fol- spokesman reported - then    St. Clair said. “I met with the    before the House Judiciary    lmving the verdict, Ehrlich- later retracted - that both    President this morning and lie    Committee,” Warren said. But    man said he had mct wjth his Nixon and his lawyer believe    didn’t say any such thing to    he stated a White House view    lawyers and instructed them the committee will recoin-    nie’’ . .    ., , u ti ..    lllat« the matter reaches    to prepare and file an appeal, mend impeachment.    St.    Clair    added    it    was “quite    the floor of the House of Rep-    “As    you know we have ■  —-  ^chmtni    been concerned from the very '\W    not be voted.    beginning about our ability to lhaTM y,n I ft C    ST    A    short    time    later, presiden- I I Wir WHI 9 m MJI    tial Press Secretary Ronald L.    See FAIR, Pg. SA. Col. I Ziegler went before television Ic Yaiiimi Wives' Tole    Inside Today ■ 9 I WMIIJJ    IT¥,i rn rn* mmm not feel it appropriate to pre-    - ,    .. i j    dict    what    the    committee will    ti,    ti  x MEXICO CITY (AP) - Au- also bore him a son, the judge do    VV    Off    Street thorities in the southern state said.    “We are all hopeful the    Bi** C* **in of Guerrero are investigating    R a i rn u n d o continued his committee will assess the evi-    r OSIS uly \J OI ti the marital path of Raimunde    through    1973    bv    marry-    dence before them” and agree    t    j Maria Barrera, 16.    fniTfoHtter young wZn. *'ith Nixon’s contention that    The stock market scored He is accused of marrying    betw    een the a-es of 13 and he is innocent, Ziegler said.    one of its strongest gains five times and fathering fix r . h . f * re hil.    Then, giving what he called    on record Friday. The children in the past two years    a personal view, Ziegler said.    Dow Jones average surg- wlthout ever bothering with    .    .    “I villi not be surprised if the    ed 27.61 points, its big- divorce.    Can®    “    J" JJPr    House Judiciary Committee    gest odvonce since May According to Chilpancingo diid[ion,]it is not uncoinmon to    does vote out a biU of im.    24 of last year. Pg. 7C. Judge Tomas Cano Blanco,    have cases like this. It is    rudiment,’’ although he precharges were filed by Rai-    mal^^umb^/of women in    dicted *** a biu would be    WW.WWW 12B munde’s first two wives. Mar-    defeated by the full House.    Bride* ................ 12B garita Aguero Garcia, 15. and    Mor^t^Sie    Ziegler refused to state Nix- Church New.......... B.BB Ernesta Arbajal Escobedo, 14,    ISiuS    on’s own assessment of likely    ?“*;«      2    3D after they accidentally met at    P    ,    committee action. When prod- Mtorfob V' WW....... BA a dance and discovered they    The case has been forward- ded report€rs, he said “the Farm    .........a,SB had a mutual husband.    ed to the state attorney gener-    President is confident...that    M«rk*t* .............. 6,7C Investigations up to now re-    al’s office for further invest!-    anyone who looks at the evi-    Obku.ri«.............. lip veal that Raimunde married    gat ion: Under Mexican law,    dence with an open mind...will    Soort* ......VMC Margarita in 1973 and fathered    Raimundo faces a pos>ible    come to the conclusion he has    tv Lo*    ............. BB two children, in the same year five-year prison term and a    TV Scout ............... BB he married Ernestina, who fine of $100._ See NIXON, Pg. BA, CBI. 5_Wonton** New* ......... 2,3B___ Convicts, Police Reportedly Bv DONALD SANDERS    dawn Friday.    The    proposal called for two    Gorham, and a sister, Ena, Associated Press Writer    “The hostages are mine ... men to accompany Gorham were at the courthouse tor the WASHINGTON (A P) —    the hostages    are going to re-    and Jones on a flight from    phone call, but they declined Negotiations were reported to    main mine,”    Frank Gorham,    Andrews Air Force Base in    to answer specific questions have hit a snag Friday in ef-    25, said in a telephone conver-    nearby Maryland: Norman A.    as to what Gorham had said forts to end an armed standoff    sation with a newsman.    Carlson, director of the feder-    to them. between policemen and two    Gorha man dtbe other con- a1 Bureau of Prisons, and Jim    Free    these men, Mrs- convicts holding seven bos-    vict, Robert Jones, who also    Vance, a local newsman with    Gorham told reporters. Give tares at gunpoint in -he U.S.    uses the name Otis D. Wilker-    the National Broadcasting Co.    them freedom. Give me my District courthouse.    son, were demanding their    Vance, who was sitting in on son. That’s what I want. My The siege involving    freedom and    a plane to take    the negotiations, told a report-    three sons and husband are hundreds of heavily armed of-    them out of the country.    er that Jones agreed to the    shut away ... All my sons are ficers began at 2 p.m. Thurs-    They    returned    to    that    de- proposal, and that Gorham    in jail. V\ hat have they done. dav when one of the convicts    mand after rejecting a propos-    asked to talk to members of    I ask God to deliver my boy. produced a gun and he and a a1 which would have involved his family. After he did so via    Both convicts are under long companion seized eight hos-    release of the hostages un-    a conference call, Vance said,    sentences for a variety of foliages in a basement cellblock.    harmed and transfer of the    Gorham rejected the sugges-    omes, including participation One of the eight, a deputy    two men to the federal peni-    tion.    in a mass escape attempt in fnnrshak was released before    tcntiary at El Reno, Okla    The    man s mother, \ cima    1972. Leaving court Former presidential aide John D. Ehrlichman and his wile. Jean, walk thiougli a crowd Friday as they leave the District ol Columbia Court ut Appeals after a federal jury found him guilty in the White House plumbers trial. (AP Wirephoto) Promise of More Showers Looks Bright for Weekend Afternoon showers plunged temperatures in Abilene and several Big Country points, mainly to the east, with more precipitation possible Saturday and Sunday. hanger and Gorman, both with .70-inch readings, had the most rain from the afternoon showers. Abilene had .53 inch at Municipal Airport and .20 inch at 1026 Cedar. The showers were caused b> a high pressure cell on the Texas-Louisiana border which pushed Gulf moisture to the west, weathermen said. WHERE ll RAHO ABILENE Municipal Airport .53 Total for Year 7.32 Normal tor Year 13.08 BALLINGER .ll CLYDE .20 (OLLMAN .20 COMANCHE .ie DE LEON .20 DUBLIN .29 EASTLAND .26 GOHMAN .71) MERKEL TO RANGER .70 ROCKDALE .40 SANTA ANN \ .36 TUSCOLA .60 at Standoff The original demand from the two men was that they be given safe plane passage to Venezuela, but they later amended this in a conversation with authorities to say they want to go to Africa, Algeria, mainland China or elsewhere. “We want to go to Venezuela, and then disappear from thete,” Jones said in an earlier conversation with a reporter. He said the two planned to take with them one female hostage and two of the four deputy marshals they held, \ spokesman for the FBI confirmed thai the agency had an executive-type let ready as a contingency plan. But he stressed this did not mean au-thoi dies were about to yield to the demands. Gorham offered at one point to 'et the hostages out of the cellblock where they are confined to allow them to call their families, if authorities would arrange for them to have a joint news conference and a meeting with Atty. Gen. William Saxbe. The Justice Department said Saxbe was not iii the city. See HOSTAGES, Pe. 8\. (ob *» Hot early afternoon temperatures .squeezed the moisture from the clouds. The mercury iii Abilene slid from 87 at J p.m.. about the time the rain started, to 74 at 4 p.m., about the time the shower was ending. \ rash of minor automobile accidents occurred on rain-slick Abilene streets, most of the mishaps happening after 4 p.m. after continuous traffic turned the rainfall into a slick film. Scatteted showers and some thunderstorms popped up over widely separated areas of the slate but without indicates of any great amounts of rain. Temperatures seemed a few degrees lower than usual for this tune of the year and were noticeably down in the shower areas. Final Probe Report To Be Published NEW YORK < AP) - Bantam Books said Friday that it would publish with the New York Times the final report on impeachment of the House Judiciary Committee. The paperback will be published and distributed immediately after the report is released. Bantam said. The publishing house, which will work with the Times. Quadrangle book publishing division, has 1.85 million copies in print of “The White House Transcripts.”®f)    tAbilene Sporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron Hill Rules AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) -“Reasonably necessary” flights on charter airplanes by Constitutional Convention delegates may be reimbursed, Atty. Gen. John Hill said Friday. The convention’s Administration Committee asked Hill to decide the controversial question. By using the “reasonably necessary” standard, Hill, in effect, sent the question right back. Rep. W.S Heatly, D-Padu* cab, has been reimbursed for several private flights from Austin to his home and back. Recently, his vouchers for charter flights have been re- 'Reasonably Necessary' Charter Flights May Be Reimbursed jected. Heatly argues that commercial flights to Lubbock and Wichita Falls are erratic, so instead of flying commercially to those points and then chartering flights to Paducah, he boards private planes in Austin. He says his health will not permit him to drive to Padu cah. Hill told Sen. Jack Hightower, D-Vemon, chairman of the Adminstration Committee, that if it is determined that using charter flights was not reasonably necessary, they still may be partially reimbursed at a lower authorized rate. 94TH YEAR, NO. 26 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 13, 1974—FORTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (AP) Ehrlichman Convicted, Plans to Appeal Verdict ;

  • Aguero Garcia
  • Albert B. Fall
  • Daniel Ells
  • Don Mcleod
  • Donald Sanders
  • Ernesta Arbajal Escobedo
  • Frank Gorham
  • G. Gordon
  • G. Kleindienst
  • Gerald L. Warren
  • H.R. Haldeman
  • Jack Hightower
  • John D. Ehrlichman
  • John D. Khrlidiman
  • John Hill
  • L. Barker
  • Maria Barrera
  • Norman A.
  • Otis D. Wilker
  • Robert Jones
  • Tomas Cano Blanco
  • W.S Heatly
  • William Saxbe

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 13, 1974

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