Abilene Reporter News, July 28, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

July 28, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR OFFENSc TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, M HUNDRED PACKS State Sales Tu ISc DAILY Impeachment Proposal on Way to House Floor justice" in Ihe Watergate cov- the laws to M. ROTHBKKG Associate! Press Writer WASHINGTON The House Judiciary Committee recommended Saturday night Ihe removal Ot Richard M. Nixon as 37th President for Having "prevented, olislrucled _ind impeded administration or justice" in Ihe Watergate cov erup. Their faces grim, several streaked wilh tears, commit- tee members voted 27 to 11 to approve a nine-part article ac- cusing the Republican Presi- dent of violating his "constitu- tional duty to take care the laws be faithfully execut- ed...." Action still must be taken on other impeachment articles, but the issue already is on its way to the House, of Repre- sentatives. Nixon, through a spokesman at the Western While House, said he would be vindicated by (lie full House. "Jleis confident because he knows he has committed no impeachable a White House statement said.. Vice President (Jerald K. Ford agreed, saying that ''on ttie facts" the House .will vole down impeachment. iiW'-V' Off to 'Seventh ln pressuring Coy. Dolph j3rUcoa and prison system officials lo obtain the hostages' release. He said Briscoe telephoned the hostages on Thursday. Linda Woodman, another See CARRASCO, PS. 14A, Col 1 The formal roil call in Hie hm-hed committee room came jusl moments afler me 38 nitmbeis had, by a similarly wide margin, adopted aii amendment refining the charges against Nixon. All 21 Democrats were joined by 6 Republicans in af- firming the article. Eleven Re- publicans opposed it. Thus, for only Hie second time in Hie Republic's 198 years, a committee of Con- gress recommended removal of Ihe nation's highest officer. The outcome was announced by Chairman i'elcr W. Rodino Jr., D-N'.J., at precisely p.m. EOT. His words were swift and formal: "Pursuant to the reso- lution, Article One of thai See AIIT1CLK, I'g. HA, Col. 1 'No Joy' in Impeachment Vote, Sponsor of Article Says By JIM ADAMS Associated Press M'riter WASHINGTON (A P) Democrats and Republicans who voted to recommend Pre- sident Kixon's impeachment Saturday night called it a grave and sobering decision but Nixon's backers on the House Judiciary Committee predicted better odds in (lie full House. "When you get right down to casting that vote you real- ize what a grave and serious thing it said Rep. Paul S. Sarbanes, D-Md., chief spon- sor of Hie Watergate cover-up impeachment article approved 27 to 11. Texas Democrat Barbara Jordan, who voted wilh Sar- banes, said, "There were tears among the men and women of the committee be- hind the doors and off the cameras after the vole was announced." Sarbanes said after weeks of- weighing the evidence on Wat- ergate, abuse "of power and "now the public trust has been he had ho choice but to carry the impeachment article. "But there is no joy in he said. One of Nixon's chief back- ers, Hep. Delbert L. Lalta, R- Ohio, said chances are good tfie full House will not approve impeachment articles from the Judiciary Committee. "If "you my candid opinion, i never thought they fXixon and his aides) Jiad a chance in this l.atta said. Ren. Charles Sandman Jr.. R-N.J. one of the Presi- dent's most ardent defenders in the commillee, said there is no way to know what will hap- pen bclwecn now and Aug. 22 when the House is tentatively scheduled lo vole on impeach- ment. badly as a lot of people dislike there arc a lut of people who don't want their President moved out of of- Sandman said. "And no one knows how that is going to develop." Sarbanes would not attempt lo predict the outcome in the See VOTB, I'g. HA, Col. 5 Mansfield Ready To Discuss Trial By CARL P. LEUBSDOKK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON f A P) Democratic L e a d e r Mike Mansfield .said Saturday he will meet Monday ity Leader Hugh Scoli !i> launch formal Senate prepara- tions for ah impeachment trial ot President Nixon. ''The line of demarcation has been Mansfield said as the House Judiciary Committee, voted approval of an article of impeachment charging Nixon with joining in the Watergate cover-up. Earlier in the clay, Hie llon- lana- Democrat Jiad low re- porters, "If the House com- mittee votes affirmatively, I think we'll have reached the watershed where I'll have lo go to Scott and we'll nave lo gel down to brass tacks." Mansfield said Itai up lo Saturday, "we've been doing a lol of work individually, but we haven't been coordinating our efforts." Formal Senate decisions on impeachment trial procedures. Mansfield said, won't come unlil the House actually votes for articles of impeachment wild sends llieiu to the Senate for trial. The day afler a Hoiisa vote, he said, the Senate will hold ail executive, or closed, ses- sion "and we'll pul In the Sen- alt! our vccommcnilalions.. "The Senate is the sole irias- tcr of ils Mans- field said, with a .majority vole determining rules, timing and other things.'including role of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who will preside. Mansfield said, however, he has no doubt !hal Senate verdict will be binding. '-The Senate will be the final he said. will be no ap- peal in any way from the Sen- ate's verdict." Preparations for a Senate trial have been under way, in secret, for some time. In addi- tion to individual senators, the two party policy committees and top Senate officers have been drawing recommenda- tions. Close inspection .Second classman Steve Maguire inspects Ivy Barton, one of 15 women who arc members ot the Class of '78 al the Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, X Y the Ursl US. service academy to accept women. They officially "get sworn inlo Ihe Mer- chant Marines on Acceptance Day, Aug. 31. Pg. 8A. (AP ;