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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Winona, Minnesota Partly cloudy tonight Thursday somewhat cooler of Publication Daily News WINONA MINNESOTA 55987 WEDNESDAY MARCH 2 Sections 26 15 Cents Until impeachable offense defined no more files By DONALD M ROTHBERG But a problem is that the Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP ident Nixon's words were ferent but his message to the House Judiciary Committee was the no more White House files until the panel de- fines an impeachable offense During a televised session Tuesday night before the National of B r o a House committee and the ident disagree on the definition of impeachable offenses At a news conference on Feb 25 the President said The Constitution is very precise in defining what is an able offense A criminal of- fense on the part of the dent is the requirement for im- The House Judiciary Com- hasn't made any final THE MOODS OF MR NIXON dent Nixon displayed these moods as he an- swered questions asked by a panel of casters and newsmen during an hour-long televised session before the National tion of Broadcasters in Houston Tex Tuesday night AP It is the Constitution thai defines what the House should have access to and the limits of its investigation Now I'm gesting that the House follow the Constitution If they do will What prompted that ment was a question in which the President was asked if he weren't seeking to define the limits of the impeachment in- by saying what he would and would not give the House committee Nixon replied that the Con- defines grounds for impeachment as treason bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors He then seemed to suggest that the House committee should limit its requests to terial that would bear on what are found to be high crimes and misdemeanors convention i n j determination of what it will Houston the President regard as an impeachable of- fense But a staff memorandum en members of the committee just four days before President Nixon gave his definition said that in drawing articles of impeachment the House has placed little emphasis on nal conduct Much more common are legations that the officer has violated his duties or his oath or seriously undermined public confidence in his ability to form bis official functions Members of the House panel didn't necessarily agree with the staff study Rep Edward Hutchinson Mich the ranking Republican said the study speaks to the committee it does not speak for the committee The President has portrayed the House committee as ing broad requests for material in an attempt to find something that would fit an unspecified definition of an impeachable of- fense For example last Friday be- Nixon at a glance HOUSTON Tex AP Here in brief are highlights of President Nixon's Tuesday night speech and sion at the convention of the National of WATERGATE The President said that dragging out Watergate drags down ca and I want to bring it to a conclusion RESIGNATION said that it might take courage to resign To run away from the but said it also takes courage to stand and fight which he said he intends to do HOUSE IMPEACHMENT NixOn said it should be noted that House impeachment investigators already have been provided with a great deal of evidence and blanket re- quests for more would prolong the tion and violate presidential confidentiality said it will not be necessary to have compulsory gasoline announced an end to Sunday service station closings and promised additional plies of gasoline to reduce lines He also ised more gasoline to industry and agriculture ENERGY LEGISLATION Nixon said The greatest shortage of energy is the lack of energy on the part of the Congress of the United States in getting to work and passing the legislation needed to increase the supply of energy EUROPEAN RELATIONS Nixon said he expected differences to be worked out but said European nations should consult with us and not work against us MIDEAST The President said the Mid- east is one of those flash points in the world and U.S policy is not only to be a friend of Israel but to be a friend of Israel's neighbors FOOD Nixon said beef prices will re- main high this fall but food prices generally should moderate later in the year fore a group of business tives in Chicago Nixon said some people would have him give the committee a fishing license to go through tial files in order to find out whether or not there is a that some action had been taken which might be and might result in an offense His message then repeated Tuesday night was that to mit such a broad search would irreparably weaken the dency aides ask report not be turned over WASHINGTON UPI The lawyer for former aides H R man and John D man today filed legal briefs to block the House ary Committee from ing a secret grand jury re- port into President Nixon's handling of Watergate John Wilson who sents both of the men who once were Nixon's White House associates asked in the U.S Court of Appeals for a write of mandamus or prohibition of execution of the order giving the terial to the judiciary com- to maintain oil boycott BEIRUT UPI Libya pledged today to maintain the oil boycott unilaterally until the United States proves it is tral in the Middle East con- A high Libyan official will visit the United States the viet Union and Britain within days to explore the real Will out differences Nixon eases stand on Europe help in settling tensions in the bridge the very wide gap Middle East HOUSTON Tex AP President Nixon says he be- the United States and its European allies will work out the differences that we have In j Peace in the Middle East if the ta the the economic and political j Soviet Union is against the U.S officials say divides There cannot be permanent on 4L caPtured territory Israel fields Nixon's tone at his Tuesday night news conference conciliatory than his a commentary broadcast by official Libyan radio said warning last Friday that trans- Atlantic cooperation is not a one-way street The President said he would troop cutbacks in Europe j which he had posed as a President said Heights At the news conference Earlier Tuesday it was an- On said the United States will in Washington that Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger will reopen his drive for a military disengagement between Israel and March 29 in Washington Syria The radio said Libya threat duTinS his maintain the embargo until i in Chicago Washington proves by acts and Speaking at a convention of not words that it is no longer the National Association of hostile to the Arabs but is Broadcasters Nixon also made tral in the con- The commentary was part of a campaign launched by Libya against the decision taken by seven Arab countries in na Monday to lift the embargo originally imposed because of America's policies Libya and Syria opposed the decision Algeria said it will re- consider it next June Similar denunciations of the decision were made by newspapers in The disengagement talks are to resume with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan after Kissinger returns from a trip to Moscow to discuss strategic arms limitation negotiations The American secretary remain Israel's friend but that he believes it is much better to have the United States as a friend of Israel's neighbors and thereby able to influence and perhaps restrain their Nixon said he is optimistic the Arab oil embargo will not be renewed even though the Arabs said they would review June 1 their decision to lift the embargo happy with the initial response of French officials to his cism of lack of progress in adopting a common set of eco- nomic and political principles with the United States The President last week ruled out going to any summit ing with the Europeans unless there is agreement on new dec- of cooperation The President conceded at the Tuesday news conference that in the political and eco- nomic field in the deals be- tween the nine the European Community and the United States those discussions haven't gone well They have not gone well due an indirect appeal for Soviet In executive session plans to deal with the Syrians On the j the at separately later in trying issue Nixon said he was Rebozo interrogated by Watergate committee WASHINGTON AP C 000 payment from billionaire I has learned that the Bebe Rebozo President Howard Hughes I idea of a Hughes contribution non and Kuwait and the closest friend was inter- includes arose during the 1968 rilla group Popular Democratic under oath by the tnat one consideration campaign at a times haven't consulted with us we think fully or In time and second in some areas have actually taken a position which is hostile to the United States But Nixon I be- lieve that we are going to work out the differences that we have in the economic and cal fields The President warned against a new sense of isolationism in America which he said has led many to advocate bringing military forces home from Eu- rope Also States Tuesday the United and West Germany reached an agreement whereby the Germans will offset the cost of stationing the can troops on German soil Front PDF called it a cruel stab to the Arabs struggle for liberation English language newspaper Daily Star said executive session decision meant the Arab unity j t subpoena of the last few months has finally given way to the Rebozo is a leading character ate Watergate committee today i have been the favorable ieon conversation between about a campaign contribution tion of federal antitrust action Rebozo and Richard om Howard Hughes aimed at Hughes Las Vegas Rebozo a banker arrived for gambling and hotel interests in re- Its most recent chapter was the dumping of in old bills on a committee table fragmentation in a story of top-level campaign by a Hughes Sources have said the com- of the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas According to Banner's mony the money was not im- mediately forthcoming A payment is said to have been made in 1969 or 1970 A second installment allegedly was made in 1970 In addition an independent government regulatory agency is said to have evidence that a third payment may have been made On the A House committee has voted to impose relatively light new taxes on the petroleum industry story page The Minnesota Senate has approved a probate reform measure by the margin of and sent it to the House story page A of senators before President Nixon's J news conference shows 17 favor his resignation while 39 support his vow to stay in the White House story Equipment is rolling again at the Stockton Minn Will mill and buckwheat flour produced there is ning to appear at area stores picture feature page Ib UD A The Winona Housing and Redevelopment nnM iy Tuesday called for condemnation of the Latsch property north of the Morgan Block story page HAMMERING HOME THE POINT President ard Nixon pounds his fist on the podium as he answers a question during his televised appearance before made up of members of the National Broadcasters tion in Houston President Nixon declared that dragging out Watergate drags down America AP Price rise to continue Fuel shortage to continue By STAN BENJAMIN WASHINGTON AP The 14 to 20 per cent shortages of The timing of the payments American motorist will is considered crucial by ue to face a gasoline shortage gators because some of the d h w h dates on which the money may the f of the between Danner and THEY LIKE DICK Crowds of ers gather around President Richard Nixon he returned to his hotel in Houston Tex Tuesday night after an hour-long question and answer session before the National Association of Broadcasters AP the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas Houston ht Rebozo earlier told the still have an anticipated that all of the money Of perhaps 5 to 8 per inamed in a safe untouched the United States three and was not used in I the 1972 campaign for fear sub- Earlier federal energy chief sequent controversy and 1 William E Simon told news moil inside the Hughes empire men here Gasoline is going to might embarrass the President cost more and so is heating oil The money was returned by A shortage such as that to a Hughes by Nixon means tive in the summer of 1.073 cans would have about the after Rebozo took same gasoline supply as during ncr to the presidential retreat j the first week of March when at Camp David Md to talk long lines at gasoline stations with Nixon The Whito House scorned to vanish suddenly A 5 has said the money was not to 8 per cent shortage would be mentioned at the meeting a great improvement over the The return of Arab oil Nixon said would not close the gap i ban on gasoline sales completely although he said it would rule mean the It will be necessary to Stations now may open on Sunday HOUSTON UPI President Nixon says gasoline tions may now open on Sundays officially lor the first time since December But he said prices still will be high and perhaps go higher There will be no rationing And those awful gas lines are going the way of the horse and buggy The President gave that news to American motorists Tuesday night compliments of the end of the Arab oil em- bargo It will not be necessary for us to have compulsory in the United Nixon said during his televised session And effective this Sunday I have rescinded the order which closes all service stations He said the long lines which plagued most of the nation last month should shorten and eventually be eliminated with the increased allocations now that the Arabs have ended their embargo of and also of er Nixon said of the anticipated shortage Simon had explained earlier In the day that as the priced Arab oil returns to the U.S market it will raise the average U.S cost of oil ing increases in fuel prices to the consumer Neither Simon nor Nixon mated the extent of the price impact but Simon's deputy John C Sawhill has guessed the price of gasoline could hit 70 to 80 cents per gallon at the pump this summer Energy officials hope these Nigh prices will at least take the sting out of the remaining shortage by causing motorists to voluntarily reduce their gasoline use Simon and Nixon also said energy problems in al would not disappear with the shipments of Arab oil
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