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Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - March 31, 1974, Athens, Alabama News courier volume 9u 32 pages Athens Alabama a sunday March 31, 1974 to cents per copy no. 751 Nixon owes Back taxes los Angeles up a congressional investigating committee is expected to announce wednesday that president Nixon owes up to $400,000 in Back taxes and that there is a evidence of civil fraud in his returns the los Angeles times said saturday. In a report from its Washington Bureau the times said the internal Revenue service which has announced a reopening of Nixon returns for audit is expected to assess the president for the taxes As soon As the report is released. The times report quoted sources close to the joint committee on internal Revenue taxation. When the president made Public his finances last december he asked the joint committee to study what he called two a a controversies concerning his 1969-1972 returns which were prepared by his tax attorneys. Since the irs announced its reopening of the returns the joint committee and the Revenue service have exchanged information in their parallel studies the times said. The report is expected to show that president Nixon owes Between $300,000 and $400,000 in Back taxes and to include evidence of civil fraud in connection with the preparation of the presidents returns the newspaper said. However the committee re port will not include any close to the investigation As recommendation for pros ecu saying the irs has had a Tion on grounds this would be criminal fraud investigation beyond its Purview. Under Way for several weeks the times quoted sources but this does not necessarily . Clearing of Suez canal free of charge by Maurice Guindi Cairo up a . Assist ant e to Egypt in Clearing mines and other explosives from the Suez canal is expected to be free of charge canal authority sources said saturday. A the american contribution is expected to be a gift to International shipping and to Egypt a one source said. Egypt will foot the Bill Only for accommodation and food for american Crews who will be staying at Suez canal towns during the mine sweeping operation which will take an estimated two months at the least starting Early in april the sources said. Mine Clearing will be the first stage in reopening the 101-mile waterway blocked since the 1967 Arab israeli War. The United states and Britain have mean the service will recommend prosecution. The irs could push for civil fraud proceedings which Are not As difficult to prove As criminal fraud and which carry penalties of 50 per cent of any Back taxes owed the times said. In a criminal fraud tax Case the tried party is subject not Only to repaying the taxes and penalties on the taxes but to additional separate fines and or jail sentence. In a civil Case he Only would pay Back the taxes and penalties on the taxes. Despite the presidents statement that he would abide by the committees findings his attorneys reportedly already daughter wounds father in dispute agreed to help Egypt in this stage and there is a possibility the americans May help in the Are preparing to defend him in next stage of lifting sunken the . Tax court vessels and other obstructions the investigation has Centile sources said. Tired on two main items no estimate of the Cost of the possibility that Nixon mine clearance has been made realized a capital gain in the Public. Maritime circles Here Complex transaction by which conservatively estimate the _ Cost at $20 million. American participation in min sweeping will be directed by rear adm. Brian Mccauley from Headquarters aboard the amphibious assault ship iwo Jima which will be anchored in the Mediterranean off the Northern canal town of port said. About 400 . Navy officers and enlisted men will be involved in the operation and will use about a dozen Marine helicopters of the rh53d Type specially equipped for mine detection and disposal. Diplomatic sources said Egypt has approached the United states for possible help in lifting to major wrecks submerged in the waterway. See canal Page 7a he acquired the Western White House at san Clemente and failed to report it As such. A the possibility that the a Nixon papers deduction was invalid or perhaps fraudulent. Nixon donated papers with an appraised value of $576,000 from his term As vice president to the National archives. This deduction saved him an estimated $225,000 in taxes. The deed formally turning Over ownership of the papers was dated april 22, 1969, but after an investigation it appeared the deed actually had been signed in 1970�?nine months after Congress changed the Law and eliminated such tax deductions. The original deed had been lost and Only a copy remains. The president paid $78,651 in income taxes for the four year period on an income of $1,122,266. Oil executives explain Exxon senior vice president George t. Piercy right and the companies former mid East coordinator Howard Page Are shown in Washington recently before the Senate foreign relations subcommittee. Committee member sen. Clifford Case r-n.j., chided the Exxon corporation for making legislators scramble for information about the Oil situation. Piercy is attempting to explained the situation in this photo. Up Wallace feels state docks Bond Issue will be okayed this year Alabama Law act 1269 requires that All children entering Public or private kindergartens or first grades in Alabama must be immunized for diphtheria tetanus lockjaw pertussis whooping cough polio measles and rubella German measles. According to Limestone county school Board officials every child entering kindergarten or the first Grade must present the school Board or the governing authority of a private school a certificate of immunization or a certificate of exemption upon entering school this next school year. Parents Are urged to proceed immediately to Complete the immunization of their children so that they will not be denied Entrance to school at the beginning of the next school year. Immediate action should Beta be taken because of the time needed for All the various immunizations. These immunizations May be obtained at a doctors office military clinic or the county health department. Certification forms Are available through these same offices and must be signed by an official of one of the above offices. The Limestone county Public health department administers immunizations on monday of each week. For further information Contact the county health department. School Board officials highly recommend that the certificate of immunization imm-50 be retained upon completion and that it be sent to school with the new first grader at the opening of the next school year. A 20 year old Calhoun Community College student has been released from county jail on $1,000 Bond after shooting her father Friday night during a family dispute. Pamela Rose Haney was charged by Athens police with intent to murder after shooting her father Clayton Bink Haney 42, Elkmont in the leg. Haney was taken to Athens Limestone Hospital and later transferred to the intensive care unit at Huntsville Hospital where his condition is described As serious. Haney was struck in the leg with a Bullet fired from a 22 Cal. Rifle. Police said the Bullet was a hollow Point which exploded upon Contact. Police said Haney was visiting at the Home of his sister mrs. Maggie Dean Evans Bonnie Doone subdivision when the incident occurred. He was found on the ground near mrs. Evans Home about 8 15 . A Hospital spokesman said the Bullet enter Haney a leg near the knee and caused damage to Section of of the body. According to police miss Haney offered no motive for the shooting. She was arrested by police minutes after the shooting at Athens Limestone Hospital where she had gone to Check on her fathers condition. A preliminary hearing for miss Haney has been scheduled for Friday in Limestone county Superior court. Haney is serving his first term As a member of the Limestone county Board of education. Teachers sorority the Alpha Delta Kappa teachers sorority met tuesday night March 26, at tour Way inn. The program was Given by mrs. Bert Hayes in keeping with the heritage of this country and was entitled a your nations mrs. Ruth Cowart president of the sorority announced plans for the sorority a state convention in Troy april 19 and 20. It was announced that the sorority will again present the see news beat Page 7a by United press International gov. George c. Wallace seeking his record third term As Alabama governor said this weekend he was confident the school registration dates set pre registration dates have been set for preschoolers who expect to enter first Grade this year according to a bulletin from the Limestone county Board of education. A if you have a child who will be entering first Grade this next school year you Are requested to pre Register this child at your school according to the schedule a you should bring the birth certificate to child a verify the Date of birth. In order to attend first Grade a child must be six see school Page 7a $115 million state docks Bond Issue that fizzled in the 1973 legislature will be approved next year by the new legislature. Wallace challenged by four opponents in the 4may 7 democratic primary told about 1,000 persons in a National guard armory at Mobile that he supported the docks Bond Issue that died in the state Senate. A i can assure you that its going to Pas t in 1975 to expand this program As it ought to be expanded Over a period of years a he pledged. Wallace who appeared at Campaign rallies saturday in Troy and Dothan recapped the accomplishments of his two administrations and said a a we re moving Forward in the states unemployment average was below the National level Wallace said and a we have provided More for education than Ever before in the history of our state All without additional state sen. Gene Melvin of Huntsville who seeks to oust Wallace said in Montgomery that Alabama has a great potential but still ranks 49th in per capita income. A there is either something wrong with us or the leadership and i believe it is the leadership a Mclain said. Melvin said Wallace was proud of the National recognition he has brought to Ehrlichman will hire new lawyer Alabama through his three presidential races but Mclain said he could not see any improvements in National government As a result of Wallace a 1964, 1968 and 1972 National campaigns. He said there was nothing novel about Public financing of see Wallace Page 7a weather fair skies and warmer temperature Are in the Athens weather forecast for sunday but Are expected to change to a possible Chance of thundershowers monday afternoon. Highs for today and monday will reach the upper 70�?Ts with the Low for sunday night being in the mid-50�?Ts. Winds will be Sou t Herly from to to 15 Miles pc hour. 1st Bank merger is finalized first National Bank of Athens became an official member of first Alabama ban shares effective Friday according to joint statement from presidents of both corporations. Frank a. Plummer president of first Alabama ban shares inc., and John j. Huber president of first National Bank of Athens announced Friday that All conditions of the pending affiliation had been satisfied and that the two had officially merged Friday. A ban shares is delighted to be Able to affiliate with such a dynamic and Well managed Bank As first National a Plummer said. First National see merger Page 7a tired feet soothing their feet following the 15 mile March of dimes walk a Thon saturday Are from left Deanda Tucker Inda Fry Lou Tucker Rita Miller and Debbie Meeks. The annual March of dimes walk a Thon supports research to fight birth defects and this year police estimate that More than 3,000 walkers took part in the stroll for for the Day. The amount of Money raised for research projects had not been totalled late yesterday. Courier photo by Jane Denison Washington up former presidential aide John i. Ehrlichman has decided to hire a new lawyer for his watergate conspiracy trial to avoid any possible conflict with the position of his close Friend h. R. Haldeman it was Learned saturday. Sources close to Ehrlichman said he began thinking about separating his defense from that of Haldeman a Mon til ago when the two men were indicted in connection with the plot to hush up the bugging scandal. Since before they both left the White House last april 30 in a major Post watergate staff shakeup Haldeman and Ehrlichman have been represented by the same lawyer 72-year-old John j. Wilson of Washington a crack criminal attorney with 50 years experience. The action came amid reports published by the i Ais Angeles times that the congressional committee investigating president Nixon a taxes will announce wednesday there was evidence of civil fraud in his tax returns and that Nixon owes More than $300,000 in Back taxes. A source familiar with tile Case said Ehrlichman plans to keep Wilson As his counsel through the pre trial stage but will retain another attorney when the Case goes to trial. A a there a nothing sinister about it a one source told up. A a it a just a question of a possible conflict at he said the decision was a a Mutual thing and did not signal a split Between Haldeman who see Ehrlichman Page 7a suicide ruled in death of county Man a 40-year-old Man fatally shot himself in the Mouth with a 22 Caliper pistol Friday night on Elk River Mill re. West of Athens according to Limestone county Coroner Ralph Padgett. Padgett ruled that William Thomas Kilpatrick Athens lit. Committed suicide in the incident. Kilpatrick was discovered approximately 6 30 . By a passing Motorist who notified Limestone county authorities. Deputies summoned to tin scene found Kilpatrick in his car with a pistol in his hand. According to the deputies report there were powder Burns on both hands and lips. Funeral services will be 2 . Sunday at Mcconnell funeral Home Chapel Bro. Fred Evans and Rev. Fred Lackey officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn cemetery Mcconnell funeral Home see suicide Page 7a Rene h k i Billy Jean Overton top students named at West Limestone High two top ranking West Limestone High school seniors have been selected to deliver final commencement speeches during the schools graduation exercises this May. Billy Jean Overton daughter of or. And mrs. Willie Ray Overton class Athens by 9, was selected valedictorian and will deliver the Farewell speech during commencement exercises. She hid the highest Overall Grade average while a student at the High school. Miss Overton received the Rausch and bomb science award this year for having the highest Grade average Over a three year a Rod she is a member of tin school s Beta club and is an Fua class officer. See students pave 7a�evidence of civil fraud pre school committee May announce shots Are required

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