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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 17, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s Friday August our 50th year 229 Florence s. C. Daily 10s sunday 15 watergate committee shows no sign of yielding _ Washington api there was no sign thursday inc Senate watergate committee Wilt yield to president Nixon s plea to turn the scandal Over to. The courts while the administration turns its attention to other issues. V Only one of the seven water Gate senators. Sen. Edward j. Gurncy r-fia., openly advocated that View chairman Sam j. Krvin or. D-., repeated his urgent re quests that the president re lease tape recordings of Rele vant presidential conversations and said it was unfortunate Nixon had taken the Altitude the committee is out to get reporting responses running from 5 to 1 to 6 to 1 in Over whelming support of the presi Dent s views the White House said Nixon is determined to get on with the pending National business of foreign policy the Economy inflation the Energy crisis and legislative proposals White House Deputy press Secretary Gerald l. Warren said Nixon will face the water Gate Issue at least one More Lime at a news first in five be held at san clime no calif., just. Prior to labor Day. Before thai Warren said Nix on will begin a series of policy state Enlson National issues in a speech monday to the National convention of the veterans of foreign wars in new Orleans. The watergate committee now in a one month recess of its televised hearings is seriously considering speeding up the investigative process when hearings september. A his speech Nixon said the time has come to turn watergate Over to lire courts the time has come for lire rest of us to get Oil with the urgent business of the govern Gurney echoed that sentiment when he said. The committee hearings have dragged on far too Long and Are seriously affecting Theab Iliyof the government to function. The Economy and our relations with nations abroad arc being seriously neglected by Xith the executive and the legislative the committee hearings should he concluded speedily and the criminal aspects of watergate should be handled by the prosecutors and the Gurney said. Some committee members i ther had no immediate reaction. Others expressed Dis appointment Wilh what hey said was Lack of a detailed presidential defense. Some Dis agreed sharply that the involvement of seven senators was causing the legislative process to Ixia Down or that was a deliberate attempt to implicate the president. In a separate development. Jeb Stuart Magruder. Former Sec reaction Pagosa Ervin still wants president s tapes senator Sam j. Ervin or. We re asking for evidence . Dollar rises in world trading London ia1j the Long troubled . Dollar improved sharply thursday in european to its Best Levels in two months. It was the consecutive Day the Dollar advanced. Dealer s Here and on the continent attributed tie Strung Dol Lar Advance to the significant turnaround in the . Balance of payments reported in european newspapers thursday morning. The . Commerce depart ment announced in Washington wednesday that the . Bal Ance of payments its dealings with the rest of the world showed a surplus of million the second Quarter of the yearn dinging Juno. The United Stales had sic.5 billion Trade balance deficit in inc first Quarter of 1973. Since 19g9 the huge deficits had weakened the Dollar against other leading world in Inlo two devaluations and a downward float. But these moves eventually helped. They made . Exports cheaper against foreign rivals and the american Trade Posi lion began to improve by this Spring the . Figures now show. America s dealings with the rest of the world were again making a profit and justifying higher Levels for in Dollar. The . Currency advanced sharply thursday in London. Paris. Frankfurt. Brussels. Amsterdam. Ami Zurich although in some of them in closed below the Day s High. In Frankfurt the Dollar closed 2 pfennig higher at 2.4ft West German Marks. In Paris which was closed wednesday for the Assumption Day Holiday the Dollar scored its biggest climb of the year jumping More than 10 centimes Over tuesday s level to 1.3375 commercial francs. In Zurich the Dollar added nearly 3 centimes to 3.0437 Swiss francs. In Amsterdam the Dollar Rose almost 5 cents to 2.7325 guilders. In the Dollar added almost half american cent. The Pound was quoted at at the close. Gold moved strongly higher thursday with inc Dollar. The Metal closed at an ounce in Zurich and in up from an ounce in both centers wednesday. Gastonia . Sam j. Ervin or. Renewed his plea thursday to president Nixon to relinquish taped conversations with key aides specifically with ousted White House counsel John w. Dean in. The chairman of the select Senate committee investigating the watergate scandal and re lated matters said. President Nixon is dip one human being in the United states who can help us Complete ibis in a speech to the Gaston county chamber of Commerce. The North Carolina Democrat referred specifically to Dennis. Testimony before the committee that he had supplied Nixon with details of the watergate Cov is 1972. A lot of people say John Dean is a Ervin said. But 1 have found in my experience in the courtroom that sometimes liars Tell the Krvin said the president had taken a queer position in his address to the nation wednes Day night on watergate when he said that to release the tapes could be damaging to future presidents. The president says if he re leases the tapes disastrous consequences would fall on the presidency. We re not asking for any information Aslo How he performed his constitutional duties. We re asking for Evi Dence that would shed some Light on the investigation or Vinsand. Krvin also commented on Nixon s Contention that the watergate committee was trying to blame him for the scandal. I deeply regret the idea the president entertains when he says the committee wants to gel the senator said. I am confident that every member of the committee is hoping and praying that they could Complete the investigation and state Hal the president is with out blame for the watergate of he said by thursday morning his Washington office had received 25g telegrams concerning the president s address wednesday night and "225 commended inc committee. While Only 25 agreed with the president s position would make a prediction that if the president released the tapes inc Constitution would t collapse the pc Sidon by would t in destroyed and the heavens would t i Tipsy Arab skyjacker f brings plane to Israel Scotland s marriage Champion Dies a lebanese Airliner is forced to land at Tel Aviv s Lod Airport x by a Tipsy Arab Hijacker. Page j 13a. Attackers pull Back from positions South of phenom penh but v continue to apply pressure. Page 8a. Foreign papers Are generally agreed that president Nixon did t say enough wednesday women night. Page 5b. Index comics 11b deaths 2a doctor 12a editorials 4a markets 12b sports 2b state area 1b 6a Lockerbie. Scotland a the Man from Gretna Green who married thousands of Runa Way couples from almost every country in the world is dead. Robert Hastings who Aclid us registrar of Grcina until died Here wednesday night aged 45. The cause of death was not disclosed. Mae West turns 80 Mae West sex Symbol of he 1920 s and 1930 a celebrates her 80th birth Day today but says she d rather not talk about it. Pers from different countries ill wait until i m she says. And different backgrounds. In his 12 years at Gretna Hastings married More than 4. 000 couples most of Ihm clo Epa will require Industry to help treat pollution weather partly Cloudy through Satur Day with a Chance of thundershowers. Highs near 90 Low Low 70s. Details Page 3a. Gasoline freeze continues Washington api a Price freeze on gasoline and diesel fuel will to continued in lil aug. 31. But will be lifted from other Petroleum products ibis coming monday the Cost of living Council announced thursday. It is the second time he freeze has Beer extended for gasoline and no. 2 diesel fuel. Originally it had been scheduled to expire for the nil Industry along with inc rest of the Economy this past final phase 4 regulations for the Oil Industry Are scheduled to be released Friday. John t. Dunlop. Director of the Cost of living Council indicated there would not be enough time for gasoline retailers to work out proposed new ceiling prices i Nis coming monday. The Date the freeze expires on he Resl of the Industry. The action Means there can be no increase in the retail Price of gasoline or diesel fuel prior to sept. 1. for gasoline retailers to Posl special government stickers on their gasoline pumps listing new Price ceilings and octane ratings for gasoline. Meanwhile the National con Gress of Petroleum retailers sued the Cost of living Council and Dunlop. Charles Istead. President of the group warned that a Roll Back on profits and a continued gasoline shortage could bankrupt Many dealers. The suit filed in . District court asserts the proposed regulations Are arbitrary and discriminate against gasoline retailers. The june 13 Price freeze was extended Over the Oil Industry an extra week because inc new Oil Reg ulalious were not ready on schedule last week and drafters have been racing the clock to have Ihm ready this week. Dunlop said meanwhile that 6h major companies had filed notice with the government by wednesday of their intention to increase prices in 30 Days. Said names of the companies would be made pub Lic later. A spokesman for the internal Revenue service said that in addition to steel companies ant Auto makers the following major companies Are proposing Price increases Dunlop tire. Uniroyal tire. . Goodrich co. Inc. And Goodyear tire Dibber. Workers at the Treasury department which oversees the phase 4 Anli inflation program were drinking their last i0-Cenl cup of Coffee thursday As a re Sull of rising prices. The Marriott corp. Which operates the cafeteria under government contract announced that the Price of Coffee Wilf be increased to 15 cents per cup Friday and that other cafeteria prices will be increased accordingly. Dunlop cited additional Evi see Price Page 5a Washington api the environmental Protection Agency adopted regulations thursday requiring industries to share in the costs of Munici. Pal waste water treatment. Epa also proposed waste Dis charge limits for iwo industries and formally announced ils municipal discharge standards. The actions open a drive to set discharge limits for All major polluters by the end of and they pull the Cork from a bottleneck in the flow of Federal funds for municipal treatment facilities. Acting Epa administrator John h. Quarlesjr. Told news men the discharge limits. Now beginning to emerge will be the most critical Parl of head minis alive machinery to implement inc 1972 Federal water pollution control lie said they will Cut the pattern which his country s water pollution programs will follow for the next 10 years Quarles had no precise Esti mate of the Cost of the clean water controls bul he guessed Hal Industry would have to double or triple its present anti pollution spending of about billion a year for the next dec Ade. Under inc 1972 act industries discharging waste water must. Apply the Best practicable control technology by july. 1077. And inc available Inch ology economically Achie Vable by july i municipal waste Walcer treat ment plants must apply secon Dary in Calmont by july Industrial discharges Are to he controlled through a system of discharge permits Selling specific control requirements for each Plant. Quarles said some plans have applied for permits bul Only about 500 permits have been issued so far. Epa must Issue the rest by he end of 1974. One major action links both Industry and municipalities in the Anli pollution Effort it re Jurics industries Dis charging wastes through Feder ally financed municipal sys tems to share both the construction and operating costs of inc facilities. The Cost sharing provision applies Only to facilities which received Federal Grants after March i. 1973. Thus exempting most existing municipal treat ment plants. Bul industries would have to share the Cost of any improve a cols made on existing plants Wilh the Aid of Federal funds. The Cost sharing requirement bars the common practice of granting volume discounts to Industrial users of municipal systems. Quarles said that Large Industrial users will find their Bills the effluent guidelines " which began emerging thurs Day prescribe inc Anli pollution performance required of each Industrial group. The first two guidelines re quire sugar Heet refiners and insulation fibreglass manufacturers to eliminate completely their Walc water discharges by 198.1 sugar Heel refiners with land available for treatment la goons allowing them to re circulate waste water must apply the Zero discharge Standard by 1977. Bul others were allowed to discharge under certain limitations until 1983. These Tough standards do nol. However set the pattern for All Industry. Quarle said a few More industries May face Zero discharge by 1977 and others by 1933. He said but Many could not achieve such a strict limit. Throw o bureaucrat to our lion lbs Moines Iowa api visitors to he Federal building Friday might think twice before sailing past this proposed picket line. Protesting their plight o he Federal government will be a menagerie of meat caters from the Des Moines children s zoo a Jaguar a hooded Eagle an ocelot a Leopard and a variety of snakes. Zoo director Bob Elgin said he plans for the unlikely picketers to carry such signs As ocelot can t eat Cougar is starving and throw a bureaucrat to our Elgin said 23 animals at the zoo Are affected by the meat shortage and require about 150 pounds of meat based food daily. He said he s been feeding the animals canned dog food. Dog food s always been part of heir diet but hey just Don t go for ii alone. And Norse cat is so sky High we can even afford said. General Bradley improving los Angeles api general of the army Omar n. Bradley was making satisfactory Progress thursday after undergoing emergency surgery to prevent blood clots from in icing his lungs a Hospital spokesman reported. Surgeons placed an umbrella shaped device in a major blood vein to filter out blood clots. Bradley s wife. Kitty said after the operation. The general has survived surgery. His condition is serious but the prognosis is very Bradley. So. The nation s Only living five Star general was admin cd sunday to Urcla medical Center with blood clots in he lungs. The condition apparently stemmed from and operation on an old football injury he suffered at West Point nearly co years ago. A Hospital spokesman said. Earlier efforts to dissolve Iho clots Wilh chemicals failed to prevent recurrent attacks the spokesman added. Opposition to Rock festival growing Benton. Tenn. A this obscure East Tennessee town snuggled deep in the Bible Belt wants a Rock festival about As much Asil does Hoof and Mouth disease for its Callic. In these parts where religious fundamentalism country music and moods inc run As thick As Southern sorghum to Mere mention of the words Rock festival spurs apprehension and aggravation. Northern Rock concert pro. Motors came to ibis Placid great Smoky mountains farm ing Region about two weeks ago and announced plans for a la Bor Day weekend music Festi Val. They Are predicting a crowd of More than Benton s population is about 800. Parl of the townspeople s opposition seems from the late july summer Jam Rock Festi Val at Watkins Glen . Where music 1 caused that Small town s worst traffic snarl Ever. Around Benton s town Square everybody is talking about he festival and few Are boosting it. A Survey of the town s merchants and Street people turned up no one willing to speak openly in favor of the festival Young or old. But there is one Man in favor of the affair Polk county judge Dennis White who leased 500 acres of his Callie farm to festival promoters give pm hell whispered an old timer Inlo while s ear As they blood outside the courthouse. If i owned land i d do whatever i wanted to with it. Half the people hollering at you Are the same ones who would do it themselves if they had a last week a Cross was reeled outside the judge s farmhouse and set afire. White insists he put the Cross there 5 but offers no explanation for ils being set ablaze. Local leaders have been completely Bealon Back in their Al templs to Stop the festival so far. But wednesday they gained a Strong ally gov. Winfield Dunn who said his administration is going to do what Ever we can to discourage the festival. We going to use All the facilities of state government no our disposal to make All i desc people comply with state he said. I m opposed to it. I Don t think there is any sense in our condoning the things thai happen Al such festivals the Exchange of drugs and All that sort of the governor s remark came a few hours after a health offi Cial said festival promoters must submit a detailed report to the state health department by Friday on How they will meet string Cut health regulations

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