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Albuquerque Journal (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Albuquerque, New Mexico* V-2 AI.Bl’Ql'ERQUE JOI KNAB Sunday, June 16, 1974 IHII f Jk mMWfl Un 8 Killed President Arrives in Syria Fans For Father’s Day • Today is Father’s Day and father Frank Howard is surrounded by a :• trio of admirers — daughter Rebecca, 6, and sons Paul, 9 and Frank Jr., 7. Another son, Aaron, 3, was too bashful. The Howards reside at ; •: 1817 Corte Adelina SW. (Journal Photo by Jerry McCullough) Court Releases Declaration Nixon Was Co-Conspirator WASHINGTON (AP) -The Supreme Court Saturday released a Watergate grand jury declaration that "Richard M. Nixin was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice.’’ At the same time, the court agreed to consider arguments by White House lawyers that the grand jury exceeded its authority when it named Nixon, by a vote of 19-0, as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Watergate coverup. But, it refused a motion by both special prosecutor Leon Jaworski and presidential attorney James D. St.Clairtomakepublic the entire portion of the grand jury proceedings which were attached to its listing of Nixon and others as among those responsible, but not charged, in the conspiracy. THE ONE PASSAGE made public said: "On Feb. 25, 1974, in the course of its consideration of the indictment in the instant case the June 5, 1972, grand jury, by vote of 19-0, determined that there is probable cause that Richard M. Nixon among others was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice charged in count I of the Plant Is Stormed By Borax Workers BORON, Calif. (AP) — About 500 striking workers upset over an impasse in contract negotiations stormed a U.S. Borax manufacturing plant here Saturday, setting fires and destroying railroad cars, a sheriff’s spokesman said. Lt. Tom Schuell of the Kern County sheriff’s department said the workers set fire to the company personnel office, a guard shack and several other buildings after negotiations deadlocked and the contract expired at midnight Friday. THEY ALSO burned several railroad cars on a company siding and may have been responsible for a volley of shots fired at a sheriff’s helicopter and two Borax helicopters hovering overhead, Schuell added. A company spokesman described the damage as extensive but said no dollar loss estimate would be immediately available. Schuell said 45 deputies rushed to this tiny Mojave Desert community to quell the predawn violence at the world’s largest industrial borax plant. The only injury reported was to a worker who suffered a burned back. No arrests were made, mainly due to the confusion and the large numbers of strikers involved, Schueli said. A union official criticized the company for bringing in special guards to police the plant. "That was all they needed to see. We’re sorry the violence took place, but you get that many guys together and tell them you’ve made your final offer and coom! They wouldn’t listen to us,” the spokesman said. R.E. KENDALL, Borax vice-president, said: "The violence broke out at the expiration of our two-year contract with the longshoreman’s union ILWU. Nothing like this has ever happened before. "The company made what we consider to be a liberal offer. It included a IO per cent increase in wages this year, plus a new cost of living formula and increased benefits. The total would have come to 35.8 per cent over the life of the three-year contract,” Kendall said. "Union demands were considerably in excess of that figure.” Jim Boghosian, business manager for ILWU Local 30 said the union had formally asked for a 25 per cent pay hike, but members would be willing to settle for 15 to 17 per cent. "We’re so far behind now,” he said. Wages currently average $5.04 an hour, Boghosian said In Auto Accident ROSWELL (UPI) - A car carrying IO persons slammed headon into a large truck late Friday near Roswell, killing eight persons and injuring three. Most of those killed were related State Police said the accident occurred on a two-lane section of US-285, about 27 miles south of Roswell The death toll was the worst for a traffic accident in the state this year ALL EIGHT killed, including three children who had Peen reported as runaways by their parents, were riding in the car State police said the vehicle was in the wrong lane of traffic when it collided headon with the two-ton truck which was hauling a 4Q-foot trailer_ TRAFFIC DEATHS City 1973 1974 Since Jan. I In All June State Since Jan. I In All June 20 7 262 67 8 0 187 20 instant indictment, and the grand jury authorized the special prosecutor to identify Richard M Nixon among others as an unin-dicted co-conspirator in connection with subsequent legal proceedings in this case.” THE HIGH COURT ruled that "other than this disclosure, the sealed record shall remain sealed." The June 1972 date is when the jury was impaneled. In agreeing to hear St. Clair’s argument that the grand jury overstepped its authority in naming Nixon, the court fixed oral arguments for July 8, the same date it is scheduled to take up the dispute over whether the President should turn over 64 more taperecorded conversations to Jaworski. Thebrief order noted that Justice William H. Rehnquist took no part in consideration of the case No dissents by any of the other eight court members were noted. THE LIST OF co-conspirators was sealed by order of the U.S. district judge, John J. Sirica, who will preside over the Watergate cover-up trial scheduled to start Sept. 9. Last month, Sirica refused, in closed proceedings, a White House request to expunge the grand jury’s list of co-con-spirators, though he kept the documents under seal. Nonetheless, partial word leaked to the press of the grand jury’s action, and the presidential attorneys then sought to have the matter fully released to the public. Albuquerque Journal PO Drawer J Seventh & Silver, SW Albuquerque, N M 87103 Phone 842-2300 Subscription rates morning and Sunday by carrier '5c per week Sunday Only by carrier 25c per week By Mail in S'ew Mexico morning and Sunday $50 OO per year, $3 00 per month Sun d a y o n I > $!' SOpef year, $1 SOper month By Mail outside of New Mexico morning and Sunday $42 00 per year. $3 50 per month Foreign country rates upon request All Mail subscriptions are pay abl el ti ad van ce On streets and newsstands 10c per copy daily, 25c per copy Sunday Second class Postage paid at Albuquerque and additional mailing offices Served by the Associated Press and by United Press International National Advertising Rep Branham Maloney Inc "For some undetermined reason the car was left of center and struck the truck headon,” said a State Police spokesman "The truck then went over the top of the car ” "It was one of the most gruesome accidents I have seen in my 14 years as an officer,” said Roswell State Policeman Larry Jennings. THE VICTIMS were identified as the car’s driver, Pat Briones, 19, Chris Ruiz, IO, Carolina Ruiz, 13, and Lisa Nunez, 12, a n d Sammy Perez, 19, all of Carlsbad and Mickie Bar-lones Rodriguez, 21, Robert Martinez, IS, and Mori-na Sanchez, 18, all of Roswell. Officers said the truck, driven by 34-year-old Jerry Davis of Roswell, sheared off the top of the car on impact with all but one of the victims decapitated. Hospitalized at St. Mary’s Hospital in Roswell were Davis, and the two survivors in the car, Ro-mulo Rico, 14, and Elizabeth Sanchez, 14, both of Roswell Miss Sanchez and Davis were listed in critical condition and Rico was reported in fair condition. STATE POLICE said the adults in the car were apparently headed for Carlsbad to return home the three children who had been reported as runaways by their parents. The accident occurred about halfway between Roswell and Carlsbad just inside the Chaves County line. Boud Counsel To Be Sought Continued from A l Radosevich, Ray Walsh, and Charlene Ward. Elected for a first term of three years were Jay Dykstria, John Park Lee, Dr. A. C. Linnebur, Dennis S. Pena, Terry Salazar, Cheryl Sieradzki, Woodrow Wilson and Walter Wood. Walter D. Wood was elected chairman of the board; Dr. Sterling Edwards, president; Dr. Pyle, president - elect; Dr. Richard Lueker, vice president. Elected to be affiliate representatives of the Southwest Regional Heart Committee were Barry Kissack and Donald V. Priola. DIXIE FLORAL There ii no better way lo yay it than w*th flowers. I 020 Tijeras NE 243-3705 I 500 Wyoming NE 298-7659 Member of Audit Bureau of Circulation Th omas More Prep HAYS, KANSAS A Catholic College Prep School for boys, grades 9-12. Fully accredited. Excellent^ programs. For free catalog write TMP Admission Office, Box 9, Hays, Ks. 67601 Continued from A-l case permits . . , until we reach our goal of a just and equitable peace.” After dining on mutton Arab-style — a whole roasted sheep served on a plaiter — the two Residents exchanged remarks with hr th speaking of the search for lasting peace in a regivin scarred by four wars in the past 25 years. Assad told Nixon that "no peace can be established in this region unless a real and just solution is found for the Palestinian question." HE ADDED: "The only lasting and durable peace in this region . . . would terminate Israeli occupation, restore the land to its people, remove the grievances inflicted on the people of Palestine and ensure them of their legitimate national rights.” This was Nixon’s third stop on his Middle East tour and the Syrian MIG jets provided a brief period of concern just before the presidential jet landed here on its flight from Jidda, Saudi Arabia Four MIGs approached the Boeing 707 and split off two on each wing. Unaware that the Syrians had planned an escort, Nixon’s pilot, Col. Ralph D. Aiber-tazzie, put the presidential plane into several sharp turns in an effort to confirm the nationality of the MIGs and to determine their purpose. Ronald L Ziegler, Nixon’s press secretary, told newsmen later the maneuvers were evasive to give Albertazzie time to confirm with the Damascus airport tower that the jets in fact were escorts. Syrian air force jets later swooped over the airport as Nixon arrived to an official greeting. Security was heavy throughout this capital for Nixon’s 24-hour stay. Palestinian guerrillas, some of whom have voiced objections to Nixon’s trip to the Middle East, maintain base camps and headquarters in Syria in addition to neighboring Lebanon. Red-bereted paratroopers with Soviet-made AK47 automatic rifles lined the 25-mile motorcade route into Damascus from the airport. Other soldiers stood almost shoulder-to-shoulder in the downtown area. The Nixons were staying in a fashionable diplomatic quarter of the city.    ___ A large number of Syrian dignitaries accompanied President and Mrs. Assad in welcoming Nixon and his wife Pat at the airport, but as in Saudi Arabia the day before there was none of the wild jubilation that marked Nixon’s visit to Egypt on Wednesday and Thursday. Nevertheless, Ziegler said the White House party "was quite pleased with the number of people who turned out and gave us a warm welcome.” THE TEMPERATURE was between 90 and 95 in downtown Damascus when Nixon arrived a few minutes ahead of schedule at 5:05 p.m., 8:05 a m., MDT. There were no banners in the streets but American flags flew at several places. ABOUT 1000 members of Syria’s women's militia and several hundred soldiers took part in the airport ceremonies. They applauded as Nixon and Assad reviewed an honor guard. Motorcycle riders escorted the presidential motorcade into Damascus and Soviet-made helicopters provided extra security from above. About half way into the city, the motorcade was forced to slow down because smoke from a grass fire drifted across the road. Nixon and Assad rode together in an American limousine brought here especially for the President’s visit. He is the first American chief executive ever to visit Syria. The crowds grew as the motorcade entered Damascus. Nixon stood and waved to them while Assad remained seated. After the motorcade, the two leaders posed for photographers and sipped orange juice. JUST A FEW hours before Nixon said farewell to King Faisal of Saudi Arabia at Jidda after making his promise of increased military aid to the desert kingdom. "The United States will see to it that the level of security consistent with its responsibility to the Middle East is raised,” Nixon told the king. "If Saudi Arabia is strong and secure, as it will be, it will enhance the chances for peace.” _ Democrats Gaining Voters United Press International A nationwide check of registered voters Saturday revealed a slight gain in Democratic party rolls, with registration down in some states. State officials blamed the trend on everything from the Watergate scandal to young voters disenchantment to off-year elections. In the majority of states where voters registered by party and general registration was down, Republicans lost more than Democrats. And in the majority of states where the general registration was up, GOP gains were less than the Democrats’ gains. The UPI survey also turned up vastly differing methods of registering voters tnroughout the country. SOME STATES require voters to register by party; others do not. Some have permanent registration renewed automatically by voting;others require voters to register before every election. In some states, registration is required only in populous areas; in others there is no registration at all. In states requiring registration by party, increases or decreases in registration compared with the 1972 elections favored the Democrats. REGISTRATION was reported down in Mary- Gallup Bishop Plans Speech Journal Special BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Bishop Jerome Hastrich of Gallup, N.M., will address a symposium on the priesthood at St. John University on June 28. The Handmaids of the Precious Blood of Jemez Springs are co-sponsors of the sympbsium. Bishop Hastrich will emphasize the role of prayer in the life of the priest. land, Kentucky, Oregon, West Virginia, Delaware, California, Virginia. The Republicans were losing more voters than the Democrats in West Virginia, Kentucky, Oregon and California. Registration was up in Hawaii, New York, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Indiana, South Dakota, Connecticut, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. In these states, with the exception of Texas and Indiana which have no party figures, Democrats recorded bigger gains than Republicans. Many states are still in the process of registering voters, and officials said projections were still hazy because of the day-to-day effectof the Watergate scandal on voters. COLORADO Secretary of State Mary Estill Buch anan, in forecasting a 2.5 per cent registration slump due to off-year elections, said that final figures in August could also show dramatic increases or decreases — either voters are so angry they won’t vote at all, or they will switch party affiliation. California Secretary of State Edmund Brown Jr., the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, said he considers the slight January-June Republican registration slump and the increased independent vote a "disaffiliation basically with the Republican party. “The democrats are maintaining a constant figure and the Republicans are dropping down,” Brown said. "It’s a small drop, but that is definitely a trend. “I THINK IT is Watergate. I think it is the overall economy, the specter of corruption, mismanagement and drift that permeates the country ... it is driving Republicans into the independent status and disinclining even more Republicans from voting.” Maine Deputy Secretary of State Peter Damborg, in declining to forecast voter registration now under way in the state, added, however, that "many young persons are not registering to vote.” Other state officials attributed the slump in registration to a dull election year or the computerization of records that purged lists of voters who have died or moved away — and in so doing riding many elections of votes from long deceased but loyal party members. Rhodes Says He’ll Resolve Finance Woes Continued from A-l be added.”1 intended to your candidate. “I’d like to see all the Republicans forget the rumors and gossip. We have enough problems with the Democrats. Let’s not fight ourselves.” Rhodes also promised to spend full time campaigning. He also praised his primary opponent, Juan Rai-goza of Albuquerque, who has promised to help the Skeen-Rhodes ticket campaign. BOTH RHODES and Skeen were given standing ovations by the Central Committee members. "The family squabble is over,” Skeen said. "Our problems are soluable. We have to convince every voter we have a slate of candidates to make county and state government work. "This is going to be an all-out, hardnosed race. We have the candidates who know how to take on the job. We’re going to win!” As a side note, Skeen said after he won the nomination, he received a call from former Republican Gov. David F. Cargo, now practicing law in Portland, Ore. “Dave told me he’d do the same thing for me that Gov. Bruce King is will ing to do for Jerry (Apoda-ca, the Democratic nominee),” Skeen related. “He said he would come to New Mexico to speak for me or againsg me.” The Central Committee set July 2 as the date for 45 county ward meetings and July 13 at the Convention Center for the county convention to elect delegates to the July 27 State Platform Convention, also to be held at the Convention Center. WE MAKE KITCHEN-DINING SETS ONLY Originals bg KAYS NOBODY UNDERSELLS THE MANUFACTURER FACTORY DIRECT IOO SETS TO SEi-in every conceivable style, shape, size and color. 5 and 7 pc. sets, $79 and up. See them all now-orlginals by KAYS. WE MAKE OUR OWN MENAUL SCHOOL 301 Menaul NE Summer School Evening Classes—All Ages Accepted June 24-July 26,1974 1. General Math 7:00-9:00 Tues. & Thurs. 2. Calculus Using a Computer 6:30-8:30 Tues. & Thurs. 3. Computer Programming 7:00-9:00 Mon. & Wed. Registration Deadline: June 22, 1974 For More Information, Call 344-8610 1105 SAN MATEO N.E. 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