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Decatur Daily (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Decatur, AlabamaIn death mix up see below tapes to committee see p-3 62nd year a no. 144 Quot my country May she Ever be right but right or wrong my Commodore Stephen Decatur Decatur Alabama 35601, saturday morning july 21, 1973 12 pages-10 cents second company admits Washington a Ashland Oil inc., and its chairman Orin e. Atkins have voluntarily acknowledged an illegal $100,000 Cash contribution to president Nixon a re election Campaign. The original announcement came from special watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox and was quickly confirmed by Atkins Congress okays War Power limit Washington a the Senate Friday passed a historic Bill limiting the presidents Power to commit american troops to War without congressional approval. Though similar legislation passed the House earlier this week its ultimate Fate is Uncertain because a veto by president Nixon is considered certain. The 71-18 margin by which the Senate approved the measure was 11 More than the two thirds that wih be needed to override a veto. However the House fell 32 votes Short of two thirds. Earlier with an Eye toward the expected veto the Senate refused by a 53-34 vote to broaden coverage of the measure. The amendment by sen. Thomas f. Eagleton d-mo., would include civilian advisers Central intelligence Agency personnel and foreign a a proxy troops As Well As . Armed forces. Amendments also were Defeated that would extend the measure to cover peacetime deployment of troops abroad and limit the circumstances under which a president could commit troops. The Bill finally passed by the Senate sets a 30-Day limit on a presidents Power to commit troops giving Only Congress the see Congress on Page 2 and the Nixon re election committee. According to the committee the contribution was made before a new Federal election Law took effect april 7, 1972, requiring Public disclosure of All Campaign contributions. Atkins said the contribution was made through a subsidiary and without the Region of go Power amp n in today s daily Calendar. Classified. Comics. Editorials. 6 e Tain ment. 8 9 obituaries. 8 12 sports .7 .,2tvlog a on this Date in 1873, Jesse James staged the first train robbery at Adair Iowa. He held up the Rock Island express and escaped with $3,000. To place a want add dial 353-4612 Athens-232-1535 Quick weather sunny and warm Chance of afternoon showers. High today 92 Low tonight 71 High sunday 93. Complete weather map River Page 2. It s a privilege to live in the Tennessee Valley knowledge of his Board of directors. Re termed the contribution a a extremely in a letter dated july 16, 1973, to the Nixon re election finance committee Fred m. Vinson or. Said he was acting As the attorney for Atkins his wife and the Ashland Petroleum Gabon corp., and was drug arrests stand at 26 arrests in a county wide drug dragnet climbed to 26 Friday afternoon As a 17-year-old Moulton 4 youth was charged with illegal Sale of amphetamines. Sheriff John Mcbride identified the youth As Lynn Smith. The arrest was the latest in a drug crackdown which began wednesday night. Twenty four persons were charged in Morgan county and one in Panama City Fla. In connection with sales of drugs. In connection with the drug investigation four Birmingham area residents were also arrested and charged thursday with violations of the Alabama uniform controlled substances act. A spokesman for the Jefferson county sheriffs department identified the four As John f. Maxwell 23 Ginger Maxwell 23 John s. Matthews 20 and Horace Sutterer 23. Another person was arrested at the same time in connection with a burglary sheriffs officials said. The drug arrests came after six months of undercover investigations said Mcbride. City and county narcotics agents supplied leads to an investigator who made purchases from several persons he said. Drugs bought were Analysed and identified by state toxicologist Vann Pruitt said Mcbride. The evidence and see drug on Page 2a Nixon says of resignation Washington a president Nixon dismissing any talk of his resigning As a just Plain Poppycock a vowed Friday he a will up to the Hilt even if it endangers his health. Returning to the White House from the Bethesda naval medical Center where he fought off viral pneumonia Nixon told several Hundred aides and employees who gathered in the Rose Garden to Welcome him a let others Wallow in watergate we Are going to do our afterwards the president travelled to Camp David in the Maryland mountains on a leisurely three hour Auto trip. At the White House Nixon indicated he would return to a relatively full schedule monday. Looking fit and rested following his week Long Hospital stay Nixon acknowledged his doctors want him to a slow Down a Little now and take some time off and relax a Little More. A a no one in this great office at this time in the worlds history can slow Down he went on a this office requires a president who will work right up to the Hilt All the declaring that Many people believe a fast Pace might endanger his health Nixon said Quot the health of a Man is not nearly As important As the health of the nation and the health of the worlds the chief executive said some Well intentioned people suspect that illness can result from the burdens of the presidency and a the rather rough assault that any Man in this office gets Frorup time to l such people he said have wondered if his own illness might mean he would a get so tired that i would consider either slowing Down or even some suggested promising he will neither slow Down nor resign before his elected term ends. Nixon said of any talk to the contrary a that is just Plain his audience applauded without referring directly to watergate Nixon said americans should a put All of the events that we read about the things we see on television in he said they should think about what he termed a the great decisions that will be made in his office that a Are going to determine whether we have peace in this world for years to see Poppycock on Page 2 a we almost buried the wrong girls Daytona Beach a hours before she was to Bury her daughter Frances soot he ran discovered the body in the coffin was that of another girl and her daughter Sandy was alive and Well in Florida. 1 a we almost buried the wrong girl a the Niagara Falls. N.y., Mother said Friday in a Telephone interview with the Daytona Beach news journal. Police said the dead girl was Debra Henderson. 14, also of Niagara Falls who was travelling through Florida with 18-year-old miss Sootheran Debra died sunday after being hit by a car while walking along a Daytona Beach Street police found Sandy a identity papers on the body they said the elder girl gave her name As Patricia Bodkin and did no to inform them of Debra a True identity. Police said they called mrs Sootheran and informed her that her daughter was dead. The body was shipped to Niagara Falls where a Wake was held wednesday. A everybody who came in said it did no to look like Sandy a mrs Sootheran said. A they said she looked different because of the injuries received in the Accident the heavy makeup on her face and the different hair mrs Sootheran said a Boyfriend of Sandy saw the body at the funeral Home and recognized it As that of Debra later Debra smother arrived at the see we on Page 2 before and after g. Gordon Liddy one of the seven convicted watergate conspirators is shown during his trial last january left and How he looked Friday. Liddy has lost weight during his time in the District of a notifying the Campaign finance organization that the $100,000 contribution received in the name of or. And mrs. Atkins actually was made from funds of Ashland Petroleum Gabon. Vinson asked that the funds be returned. The letter concluded a this will acknowledge that my inquiries have also revealed that the Nixon finance committee was not informed and red and had no Way of knowing that this contribution originated from a corporate a reply dated the same Day to Vinson from Paul Barrick treasurer of the finance committee enclosed a Check made out to Ashland Petroleum Gabon for the full amount of the contribution. The committee had no idea that the contribution had been from corporate funds the Barrick letter said. In a statement issued from his office the watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox said it appeared that the contribution was solicited by and delivered to Maurice h. Stans then chairman of the finance Arm of the Nixon re election committee stans is under indictment in new York in connection with a secret Cash $200,000 Campaign contribution from new Jersey financier Robert l. Vesco. Stans has pleaded innocent. Ashland with Headquarters in Ashland ky., became the second major . Firm to acknowledge illegal corporate donations to Nixon. Two weeks ago american airlines confessed that it donated $55,000 see second on Page 2 briefs Washington a sen. James b. Allen d-ala., said Friday a move will be made next week to kill a proposed pay raise for members of Congress the presidents Cabinet and the Federal judiciary. Phenom penh Cambodia a communist led insurgents attacked government troops in at least seven fiercely contested sectors Friday around phenom penh the cambodian High command and Field reports disclosed. Heavy . Bombing was reported in two of the contested areas. A of Dubai apr hijackers commandeered a Japan Ahr lines jumbo Jet from Amsterdam to this persian Gulf Sheik Dom Friday night. A Corpse and a wounded Crew member were carried off the aircraft after it landed a of trip Oli by by a Libya said saturday that the egyptian news Agency was Correct in its report of the july 11 resignation of col. Moa mar khad Afy this country a fiery Young Leader. But a government statement said the resignation was refused the same Day. A pm Montgomery a the Federal Reserve Board has approved the acquisition of the $73.4 million Deposit City National Bank of Tuscaloosa by the $671 million Deposit first Alabama ban shares inc., of Montgomery the acquiring company announced Friday. Columbia Jai. He was brought from jail Friday in Washington to testify before the House armed services subcommittee. He refused to testify however. See Story of Page 3. A wire photos waiting to testify Gordon Strachan former White House aide left talks with his attorney Jack Bray Friday As they wait to testify before the Senate watergate committee hearings in Washington. Standing before the pair is a Capitol policeman. The committee will begin questioning Strachan on monday. A War photo Strachan disputes Magruder statement by Harry f. Rosenthal Washington a Gordon Strachan testified Friday that More than two months before the watergate break in he gave his Bossy a r. Haldeman a three line report of a a sophisticated political intelligence gathering system with a budget of $300,000.�?� but he said even though he was the Liaison Between president Nixon a re election committee and the White House a chief of staff on political matters John w Dean Iii was the White House Contact on political intelligence. A neither or Haldeman nor or. Dean advised me of the series of meetings with or. Mitchell Dean Liddy and Magruder a Strachan told the Senate watergate committee in prepared a was at meetings in january february and March involving those men where apparently the democratic party Headquarters break in plan was hatched Jeb Stuart Magruder Deputy in the Campaign to former atty Gen. John n. Mitchell had testified that after the last meeting March 30, a i called or. Strachan and indicated to him that the project had been approved. Discussed it in detail but Strachan said a had anyone Ever heard the details of prostitution Goon squads kidnapping and wiretaps he would be unlikely to forget it. A i certainly would not forget it. Or Magruder never gave me that he said. Strachan a lanky Young Man with a High pitched voice was Able wily to read a 15-Page prepared state nent before the committee adjourned until monday when he will returnee followed Robert c. Mardian who testified that president Nixon was so Quot concerned about White House Security leaks in Nrud-1971 that he expressed fears about world peace and his own ability to governs Mardian a former assistant attorney general said the conversation took place at Nixon a Home in san Clemente calif., after he had relayed word that j. Edgar Hoover might be Able to use secret wiretap logs As a club to prolong his tenure As director of the Fri. The questioning of Mardian wandered from his role Ais lawyer for Nixon a re election committee in the month after the june 17,1972, burglary and wiretapping of Decatur s Magna Vox dealer for h years. Robinson fur Niter downtown second Avenue Decatur 3s3 73k nov i democratic party Headquarters to his earlier Post in the Justice department. Mardian denied any part in the cover up of watergate. Mardian said associate Fri director William Sullivan had confided that he expected to be fired by Hoover and feared a some very sensitive National Security surveillance logs might fall into hoovers hands. These were the tapes of wiretaps that had been placed on telephones of some National Security Council staffers and news Meri. A a t Mardian recalled that Sullivan Felt a emr. Hoover might use these tapes for the purpose of preserving his position As director of the Fri and he Felt that the White House should be aware of he said he told atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell then was summoned to see Nixon. Q what did the president order done a. He instructed me to obtain the materials from or. Sullivan deliver them to or Ehrlichman. John d. Ehrlichman then was head of the presidents Domestic Council. The tapes were found this office Safe earlier this year. A i recall the meeting at san Clemente a Mardian said of his talk with Nixon a most of that meeting concerned his expression to me that his very ability to govern was threatened the peace of the world was see str Acha n on Page 2 $4,000 stolen in Arab heist Arab a a 65-year-old Baileyton 1 cattle buyer was rubbed of More than $4,000 Friday at Arab Sale barn by four men Cullman county sheriffs department officers said. William d. Solly told Law enforcement officers be was a Strong armed into Harding the Cash Over to the four who jumped him just after he arrived at the auction Bouse on . 231 s. Solly said be had just sold some cattle and was returning to buy some More when he was robbed. Two White men and two Black men Are being sought in connection with the robbery the four were reported lobe in a Blue automobile but no further description was available a sheriffs department spokesman Sapal to ,

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