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Fitchburg Daily Sentinel (Newspaper) - August 8, 1974, Fitchburg, Massachusetts and Leominster Enterprise Vol. CXXXV No. 192 FITCH BURG, MASS. 01420 THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1974 President Nixon To Resign Today; Will Address Nation On TV Tonight Mayor Studies Mars Store Use ForCity Schoo By DOUG FLETCHER The Mars Department Store chain has offered the city use slruclion are the said. Kalz today confirmed ol its John Fitch Hjghway to the city. He said the (or a school building under a proposal thai would have the city lease the building, or purchase it outright. Mayor Medley Bray disclosed today. building, with square feet "is too big Tor us." He alsc said that Mars would consider locating elsewhere in the city. a smaller building, if the _, John fitch Highway store The store opened in 1970 has faced competition from many stores _._ ____ __________ however, according to Samuel lease on ihe property and thai Katz, a corporation officer, does outright purchase arrangements discount department in the area. The offer. He also revealed that corporation holds a 21 year not mean the store will close. Mayor Bray said he met with Katz Wdenesday after Katz could be arranged, but Mars had offered to sub-lease the building to the city. Katz offered to make; requested the session. He said _ K.t, nfforrf .n m.t' Katz said lhe_ store building boast central air conditioning, floors and ceilings acceptable by the stale lo meet educational tlflnftn IliUII WASHINGTON (AP) Pros- 1 other strong in I ideal Nixon will resign by latc.tlie Republican L'flCf fCfQC lvtl indications that sign by latc.tlie Republican chief exccu- "lls afternoon, Rcpubli- tivc's 2.026-day presidency was .can Leader John Rhodes said plunging toward an end. i Official White House snokcs- i Sillci MI Iccl rclict -Imcn continued (o refuse to "di- sorrow crautudc. but Nixon's plans. But other [optimism." I sources said it appeared likely I Hhixlcs' announcement [ol- jNixon would disclose his deci- .lowed on the heels of a meeting sjnn ialer WA-jHivr-rrw n and Vice Qr.e knowledgeable White WASHINGTON -US. Rep. dcnl Gerald R. Ford. And one, House official stopped just Robert F. Dnnun. U-Mass alpresidciilial aide said thai sci-'shnn nf .1 final preside- _ bemT the Judiclmrljon was to mlorm [Tie decision hnd been made. Committee who supported all president that the chief 99 940 per cent cer- arlicles of impeachment againsl I live was indeed slopping aside. I tut who really President Nixon, said today that And informed sources said if Nixon resigns from the Capitol Hill said the President. Kixon and Forrl. the -man he presidency, impeachment pro-jwould mako a naiioiwide ad-lpjdjed for vjce presidency cecding should be discon- Idrcss to thn decision Spjro 7 Agncw resigned 'probably al 3 p.m. EOT [ast Oclober. met alone in the Drman said resignation nf lonight. Thc scssion bcgan Nixon would mane im-, Tllc American Broadcasting !al a.m. EOT on a grey, pcachmenl sort of moot, Broadcasting 'muggy summer day as the na- added it could appear and CBS conlirmed the and the world 'awaited for- dictivo and vengeful on as met privately alrmal announcement of the em- part of the Democratically lmjdday ,vltn vice President battled president's plans controlled Congress. 'Gerald R. Fnrrt amid reports of Hundreds of newsmen and 1 arrangements for cily use of the building, as a "school annex." price had been but that no mentioned. standards, parking facilities, .areas lor outside recreation and The mayor, who was vpwedlpiaygroijnds, and eipansion no new schools will be built in the city during his ad- ministration, said Ihe offer "is being but added a number of factors, such as price and use. musl still be deter- mined. He said if the city does acquire the store, it could be used for a number of things, such as an elementary school, junior high .school, or even a second city high school serving the south-east section.of the cily. "I'm pursuing every avenue under my austerity program to prevent the construction of new school buildings while at the same lime solving our problem of educational Bray said. Mayor "As I've said before, declining birth rates due to contraception room. II also has office space available for administrative needs. He called the building "so suitable" for use as a school, and said he made the offer lo Mayor Bray to help the city solve overcrowding problems in existing buildings. K a t z said officials Leominster had expressed in- terest in obtaining ihe former Giant Store in that city, but "they lost out." Marshall's Department Store will move into the former Giant Store- location next week. The city of Leominsler had Indicated it would not obtain the building f o r school use, although Councilor Rollin Lane had argued in favor of obtaining the building. CHICAGO (AP) Vice Pres lidatcs for eliminated the need tor new Rehabilitation and recon-'might be made. Mayor Bray did not Indicate to buildings, Iwhen a decision on Kali's offe: News Digest Cyprus Peace Talk Chances 'Gloomy' By The Associated Press I largely Ineffectual lhat they Greek Foreign eight days ago in the (alks'_first round_____ "No self-respecting m approach the second n the negotiations while Ihe agreement of the first round is still not being Mavros George Mavros said prospgcb for the second round of Cyprus peace talks today "are gloomy and I am pessimistic." The foreign ministers ol man can ound ol told newsmen at Geneva air- Greece. Turkey and Britain are seeking a political settlement to build on the cease-fire so farlport. Egypt Lagging In Arms Race By The Associated Press land Israeli military leaders Israeli Premier Yitzhak Ra- have warned of a vast Arab Following Their Meefing Vice-President Gerald R. Ford chats with Senate Minority Whip Robert Grlllln, led. ol Michigan, as they leave the Dlrksen Senate Office Building In Washington alter Ihelr meeting. Fnrd Is [ollowcd hy Pnul Mlltich. rlfhl, his press secretary. (AP Ford Has List For New Veep day. The newspe story from dress in the event Nixon resigns. In Washington, 'Ford's secretary, Paul .he report that jent had ordered in Inaugural speech 'complete fabrication." Miltich said he personally nad_asked Ford aanut earhrr reports that he was beginning preparations for his transfer to ;he presidency, and Miltich quoted thc vice president as replying. "That's totally in- accurate." TTsl "ol has com-cnlial can-esidcnl if residency. said to-said in a gton lhat d indicate is alreadv f his Ford, The newspaper said Laird is fallowed by Rep. Albert H. Quic of Minnesota and former Sen. Charles E. Goodell of New York. It said thc list also includes former New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Sens. Howard H. Baker Jr. and William E. Brock of Tennessee. Sen. Rob-prt Tafl .Tr nf npin Snr! Rofr- President rd's press tich, said vice 'presi-laration of i was a T. Stafford of Vermont. Sen. Mark 0. Halfield of Oregon. Sen. Edward W. Brooke of Massachusclts, Sen. Charles Id. LIST, Page 2 fr0m WASHINGTON (AP) the two leader, quote him in his AprillTjidcnt Nixon summoned m thc guarded office 36 1973 statement. 'No individual President Gernld n. Ford to holding a major position in this j the While House lonay to in made ihe- dec ion "o administration should be I form him he has decided to re naa granlcd immunity.'" Drinan sign from the nation's highest J, allowinn ti c constilu'ional "id. infticc. a presidential aide said macnj rind joward im. He called a resolution ad-i today. vnr.ced by Sen. Edward R.. The aide refused lo be idcnli-l Bui Ihosc aides closest lo Ihe Rrookc. R-Mass.. supporting Ifjcd. bul he is in a position near 'President refused to make such immunity "ralhcr silly" and ihe Oval.Office. 'a flal assertion as did offi- said il would have "no force." Ipr5c _ spokesmen. to a newsman came amid Page 2 Criminal Prosecution Major Nixon Concern WASHINGTON (AP) Pros-. office, but thai is viewed as House involvement in the Nixon faces possible criminal prosecution should he resign or be removed from of- fice, but several escape routes may be open lo him. Congress or special Wafer- gate prosecutor Leon- Jgworski could take steps to save Nixon only a remote possibility. Most constitutional scholars concede lhat a president cannot be indicted while in office, al- break-ill at Democratic national Monday, he admitted order- ing Ihe investigation halted for legal principle. The Watergate grand and the -House Judiciary from a criminal (rial. So could to name Nixon as an unindicled 'resident Gerald R. Fordlro.rnnspiralnr in Ihn ducked the issue when it chose' some members of Congress ;say in effect, confessed T he succeeds lo the prosiden! cover-up. SENATOR DAKER Potential Veep? (carrying conspira Some legal experts believe Nixon could even pardon him- self of all crimes before leaving gallon and conccaf the White maximum penalty Nixon was accused as z in prison and a lor in Ihe lo block S5.000 flnr. Multiple counts and the original Walergalc chargei would increase Traniition Has Little Ceremony Ihe polential penalties. possible candidates for the vicci-- pJelidercy undlr Ford. Milt ich mlmlmlm If Nixon resigns, he would be vulnerable to an indictment. If he were convicted in nn impeachment trial, he weald be remiived from office and sim- vulnerable because the President Richard M. .president would be vacant the Males dial "the President Nixon should resign another after an election. the'Nixon lo President Gerald R. moment Ford ascended to Ihe cnnviclcd shall nevcv pr be removed from offree- byltradrttan-i.'; that the mantle otlpnrd would be accomplishceMop job. Hut under the new 25th theless be liable, and subject to impeachment, the transition lo office changes hands when Ihe'ocfore most Americans even'Amendmenl Ford aJJ'dicuijenJ.Jrial. judgment and ,a_nciv administration- would-beinew-man- takes the oathr-Rtrjhnew abojITT president and prcsi- according to law." :sudocn ar.d complete with the complications, that; All lhat would be required Succ5r subject to. To avoid lhat fale. Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) If' When one president .succeeds. from said. "I know nothing about The new president would lhat. I have never seen such a office as quickly as in the pgsilPeacnmcm. list." iNixon to quit thc office would .ratification by couW alicm-i be for him lo Iransmit a docu-i Many officials of the Jawors 'mcnl of resignation to the sec-; administration, such as Sccro-.could oflcr 'when a president has died. But! Should Nixon become the relary of slate. 'lary o[ Slate Henry A. Kissin-'i'haiijrc lor fact that the outgoing prcsi-lfirst president in thc history of Bul in the interest of national Her. would likrly slay on in a promise nreri-snrily bind n grand jury. I lo strike e deal d. The President In lesifin :r. cx- Ihc pro.scculor's The Sun-Times said fact that the outgoing prcsi-lfirst president in thc history of Bul in the interest of national likrly slay on in a promise lo bring criminal Defense Secretary Melvin Rodent is alive and well com-iihe office to resign, it is likely securitv in the nuclear aec .new Ford administration, for a charges. Hu: inc- Ural unuin rol Laird heads the all-Republican plicales the matter a bit. that the change ol command "almost certalnlv would while at least. bin says thai Syria. Iraq and perhaps even Jordan might sur- pass Egypt in an "unparalleled among the Arab arms race nations. For 26 years Israel has re military buildup, primarily in Syria Speaking to a group of Israeli paratroopers, Rabin said Israel was witnessing "a buildup, dis- position and readiness for war. garded Egypt its principal enc-jled this time by Syria." my, but In recent weeks Rabin I Watergate Trial Delay Seen WASHINGTON (AP) At-i torncyi, for the six defendants In Ihe Watergate cover-up case say il will be impossible to find an Impartial jury for the trial because of President Nixon's release of new transcripts and other factors. As the attorneys try lo assess the impact of the transcript and thc possibility thai Nixon may resign or be impeached and convicted, one lawyer said that U.S. Judge John J. Sirica may release some of the de- fendants from prosecution. "We hope this results in he said. At Ihe very least, one lawyer said, some defendants probably will ask for a postponement of the trial now slated (o start Sept. 9. Sargent Seeking Republican Support BOSTON (AP) Gov. Francis W. Sargent was to meet with state Republican leaders today and was expected lo ask them to unite behind him In. the GOP primary next month. Sargent has a conservative challenger In the primary, for- mer state Commerce Commis sloner Carroll Bheehan. Sheehan made a good showing In the Informal Republican State Convention in June, and Sargent hfll acknowl- edged that he Is worried about the challenge. Brooke Weighs Immunity Measure WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Edward Brooke, H-Majj., uld ators about Introducing a reso- lution in which Congress would urge that President Nixon be granted Immunity from prose- cution if ho resigns, "I think that the American public has the right to know ex- actly what has gone on In Wa lergate but the spectacle of an fail really distresses me.' Brooke said In an Interview on Ihe NBC-TV "Today" program. Brooke said the resolution could be so worded that "this also could be true If the Presi- dent Is Impeached." Jeanne Farrell, holding 'a bouquet qHtta of the Maverick Street Queen Of The Playground r I cone, Holly Krydlcl c- I Playground. Wllh tier h her Tari Mavurd, Unrie Sic- and Vickl (have Ford on hand to'lake Meanwhile, thr- ousted prcsi prosecutor's office re- lOalh of office as his could he indicted, trice! fu-cs lo ccmmcr.l on possi- immcdialcly ancl punished for any criminal hilily plea barcainir.e. Ally. in the case of a president hare "of The same wo-.ild hnldjruc Tuyiytiaiinm as ion. howcicr. would Sni. Brooke. R- f Process, 'although il could go Drniccra'.ic siippnrl for a reso- to be president as.soonas a ,n [hc past -j, ,s rnr mn'dismissed impeachment aclionsjof lhat if Nixon i L men no longer in oificc.lshnuH resign, no federal or menlous occasion, some cere- h fj abjfcl bring, con. S TRANSISTOR. Page 2 CRIMINAL Page 2 would be conducted slalc that upon conviction "thc Senate shall proceed lo pronounce judgment." Presumably. HID chief justice as presiding officer al thc trial would make the announcement, Then deposit of a cortified copy of the Judgment with Ihc sccre- lory of stale completes the process. Ford, no doubt, would he close at hand lo take thc oath. However, scholars disagree as to Ihc embarrassing gap that would exist between the fatal vote. Nixon's notification and Ihe filing at the Slate Depart- ment. The Conslitulion requires- a president to take Ihe oath "be- fore he enters on Ihe execution of his office." Dut as a prac- tical mailer he must become presidnnt the Instanl a vacancy exists-. cumbcnl. though convicted an impeachment trial, insisted on holding-on until he was for- mally notified and his succes- sor sworn in, is anybody's Whatever the 'presidency, the slatus of Ihe office of vice ;