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Chicago Daily Illini (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Chicago, IllinoisThe daily mini vol. 103 no. 154 7 saturday May �1, �974 a 36 pages 10e Champaign Urbana grows for Nixon to quit president Nixon shown Here making a speech last summer in Pekin is facing growing pressure from Republican leaders to to speak at Oklahoma Washington apr president Nixon will Fly to Oklahoma late saturday afternoon to give an evening speech at commencement exercises at Oklahoma state University at. Stillwater the White House said Friday. Washington apr two Republican senators added their names today to a growing list of republicans urging president Nixon to step Down from office because of recent watergate disclosures. Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania in a letter addressed to the president said Nixon should resign because watergate transcripts released by the White House last week a reveal a total disregard for the moral and ethical values upon which this nation was Quot a a. Isen. Milton Young. R-n-d., in a statement released by his Washington office said Nixon should consider stepping Down from his office temporarily under the 25th amendment while impeachment proceedings a re under Way. He said Nixon could then resume office if found innocent. A recent disclosures in the transcripts of White House conversations related to watergate together with severe criticism from top Republican leaders and others have made it very difficult for the president to continue in Young said. The 25th amendment provided for the replacement of a vice president when a vacancy occurs in that office and for the Vicie president to serve As acting president when the. President is unable 4o fulfil the duties of his office. Schweiker was the third gop senator to urge Nixon to resign. Another. San. Marlow Cook. Ray. Has suggested he consider resigning. R sen. Charles Percy r-ill., meanwhile said the transcripts a a really raise More questions than they ans Eric adding he fails to see How either the courts or Congress a a can be satisfied that this is the whole Story and that no further evidence need to be both Schweiker and Percy Are gop moderates who have often differed with Nixon their statements and one by sen. Marlow Cook r-ky., that Nixon a must top Dairy officials tried to raise a Quick $300,000 for president Nixon a Campaign within hours of a 11 71 White House meeting on Price supports a former Coop Leader says. See store on Page 3. Ilow the White House broke the news of its reply to the Chicago Tribune editorial calling for the presidents resignation n. The latest exercise in defense of Nixon. See Story of Page 11. Realistically contemplated resignation represented an increasing willingness for republicans to speak out publicly against the president. Young said it remains to be seen whether. Nixon has committed any impeachable offences. He said if Nixon should step out of office during the impeachment proceedings. He could resume the office if found innocent. In other watergate related developments Friday a the associated press Learned of secret Senate testimony that top Dairy cooperative leaders tried to raise a Quick $300.000 for president Nixon a Campaign within hours of a White House meeting on milk Price supports in March 1971. A watergate conspirator a. Gordon Lidov was found guilty on two counts of contempt of Congress for his refusal to be sworn in and testify to an House intelligence subcommittee last july. District judge John h Pratt suspended a six month sentence and still faces prison time for his conviction on burglary conspiracy and wiretapping charges. S a the Miami news reported that Senate watergate committee investigators Are prepared to interview hundreds of Florida residents about the spending habits of Nixon a Friend c. G a a Bebel Repozo and Are especially interested in any Bills Rebozo May have paid in. Behalf of Nixon a two Brothers and personal Secretary. A former White House appointments Secretary Dwight l. Chapin pleaded for probation rather than jail on his conviction last month of lying to the Fri during its a investigation of the. A dirty a tricks played against. Democrats in 1972. 7 7 a watergate conspirator e. Howard Hunt denied in a television interview in Milwaukee that he never tried to blackmail Nixon. Hunt acknowledged he had asked for $120.000 from Nixon forces but said he wanted the Money for Legal fees and family expenses and not As the Price for continued silence on his part while imprisoned for his. Role in the break Iii. A District judge John j. Sirica announced that next mondays hearing on the special prosecutors subpoena for 64 White house�?�1-tapes May be held in secret. A White House lawyer j. Fred Buzhardt a. Appeared before a Federal grand jury for a second Day in its probe of the 18 minute Gap in a key presidential tape. A in Phoenix Ariz. Evangelist Billy Graham said in a Telegram phone interview the watergate affair had put America m Argrave situation. A we ought to Pray for the president that he will be Given the Wisdom to do what god wants him to said Graham. A i think from knowing him. If he set the same Man i used to know. I think he will put what a Best for the country. Above. Everything in recent Days a number of major newspapers which backed Nixon in 1972 and have generally supported other gop candidates have called either for Nixon a impeachment or resignation. Until this week. Sens. Edward w. Brooke. A mass. A Liberal and James l. Buckley run y. A conservative had been the Only gop senators urging. Nixon a resignation. Cook disclosed his position in a statement thursday night and Schweiker announced his at a news conference at which he released a letter he had sent to Nixon urging him to resign. A a both senators Are running for re election this sought to see if Nixon knew of plan Washington apr the House judiciary committee plans to subpoena the tape of a pre watergate White House meeting to see if president Nixon had Advance knowledge of the plan to buy democratic Headquarters. The tape of the april 4. 1972. Meeting which the White House has refused to deliver is needed to plug a Gap in the evidence relating to that question one of the allegations under investigation in the committees impeachment inquiry. The meeting Between Nixon his former chief of staff or. Haldeman and former atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell took place four Days after Nixon a re election Campaign aides had approved a plan for electronic surveillance of the democrats according to testimony by Jeb Stuart Magruder an official of the re election committee. The president has stated repeatedly that he first Learned of the involvement of his aides in the watergate break in nearly a year later on March 21 1973. The missing link in the Chain of evidence being presented to the committee was pointed out thursday by. Chief counsel John Doar who said he would request a subpoena at the Corn Mitteer a next business session. The tape is one of 76 dealing with watergate that the committee requested last april-19. Earlier this week the White House said no More watergate material would be surrendered. Instead of issuing a Blanket subpoena for All 76 tapes the committee plans to see How the missing material affects the Case As it is being presented and then subpoena the tapes it feels Are vitally needed the announced refusal of the White House to deliver any. More watergate material could Lead to a constitutional confrontation if a subpoena is issued. But Quot the com Mitteer a present intention is to take Nixon will not resign Ford any unanswered subpoenas into a consideration when it votes on articles of impeachment rather than seek to enforce them. The april 4 tape assumes in Ortance because of the testimony of Jeb Stuart Magruder former Deputy director of Nixon a re election Campaign committee who has pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing Justice. Magruder said the plan to Bug Nixon a political opponents and the democratic National Headquarters was approved March 30. 1972. And that Haldeman a chief aide Gordon Strachan. Was so informed in a memorandum. Strachan who is awaiting trial on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of Justice has testified he mentioned the plan in a paper prepared for Haldeman to use in a meeting with Mitchell just before both men went in to see Nixon. Nixon met alone with Haldeman a bit later. Haldeman testified that the political Campaign was discussed at the meeting but that his notes show no mention of the bugging plan. Under the committees procedure for presenting evidence the members Are not permitted to question or interrupt Doar or other staff lawyers so there was no discussion of his request for a subpoena thursday. However checks with members since then indicate there will be Littler opposition to the request. The committee resumes hearing evidence tuesday. Buffalo n y. Apr vice president Gerald a. Ford said Friday he does not believe president Nixon will resign in the face of criticism Over his handling of watergate. Ford who met with Nixon in private earlier Friday in Washington told a Buffalo news conference Friday afternoon that there was no talk during the discussion with Nixon about the possibility of the presidents resigning. He said a i can infer from what he said that he has no intention to resign speaking at a $125-a-plate fund raising due Amer Here Friday night for rep. Jack Kemp vice president said americans should be proud of their nations achievements in foreign policy rather than being distressed Over watergate. He said that when trouble in the Middle East was at its height it was the United states and a your president and our Secretary of state who were asked to solve Tjie a they Trust our country our president and our Secretary of he said. A no other country was Given that responsibility yrs speaking of the political situation created by the watergate scandals. Ford said there were democrats in the House who were talking about gaining 50 to 100 seats in the fall elections. A if those gains materialize that they Are talking about a he said a you will have in the Congress of the United states a legislative dictatorship that would be veto proof. A i done to think the want a dictatorship under any circumstances whether it be legislative or a As the fund raising dinner was being held about 200 demonstrators marched outside the downtown hotel chanting a jail Nixon jail Ford a a and a jail Nixon free the Ford left Buffalo after the speech on a flight to College station. Tex., where he will deliver a commencement address saturday morning at Texas a amp a. He flew to Buffalo after his talk with Nixon to address a luncheon honouring . Labor Secretary Peter j. Brennan and the fund raising dinner for a Kemp. 7 he was asked if the president was displeased about any of Fords activities such As his Illinois speech thursday when he said watergate has caused a an erosion of Confidence in our Federal government that i believe has reached crisis Ford was. No indication of any displeasure on the presidents part in the role that i have played his rapport and mine was As Good As always and that has been excellent a it mostly. Cloudy. Saturday Windy and warmer with showers and and highs in the 70s. Tonight showers and thunderstorms probably ending during the evening and becoming partly Cloudy. Lows tonight in the Middle or upper 50s/ sunday mostly sunny and mild with highs in the 70s. The Chance of rain is 90 per cent today and 60 per cent tonight. I a r a a a shag resignation not on the horizon7 Washington apr president Nixon Stop aide said Friday a the Only thing that would tempt resignation on the part of the. President would be if he thought that served the Best interests of. The american people White House chief of staff Alexander m. Haig or. Added a at this juncture. I done to see anything on the horizon which would meet that he said he thinks Nixon shares this View a Vei a a. 7 a 7 Haig a comments in an interview came As pressure mounted for Nixon to resign rat her t a n face i m peach edit proceedings noun it Der Way in Cong res. A the president himself has said in the past he has no intention of stepping Down and his aides and spokesmen have been echoing that View in recent Davs. A a a it Quot a 7 7./�?o k it amp a
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