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.
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
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.
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Total for Year
Normal tor Year
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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
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
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
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
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.
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Associated Press (AP)
Ehrlichman Convicted, Plans to Appeal Verdict