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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 23, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morn ing it s thursday August our50thyear-n0.235 lawyer prosecutor debate tapes question president defends action in watergate controversy washing Idem Nixon a lawyer argued wednesday dial the president is beyond Ibe reach of a court order compelling the production of while House tapes demanded by watergate prosecutors. Charles Alan Wright said Nixon himself is not above the Law. Bul Hal. As president he alone has the right to decide if Ilic National interest requires Lytal the tapes be Kepi secret. Arguing to the contrary Spe prosecutor Archibald Cox asserted Hal die president has no special right to reject a demand for evidence vital to criminal prosecution. In two hours of polite debate. Is. District. Court judge John j. Sirica heard inc iwo lawyers Liolu recognized As authorises on he Constitution outline be issues of die historic confrontation Between Hie executive and judicial branches of government. Sirica said lie will decide within a week whether to order production of Ibe Lape record Ings of presidential conversations with a number of figures involved in the watergate investigation. Prior to wednesday s Oral confrontation. Do lawyers had submitted lengthy briefs Dur ing the past weeks setting on their positions. The tapes in question concern Fine private conversations Nix on had Wilb aides. Hie conversations wore referred to during he Senate watergate hearings which also produced the Dis closure Hal Nixon s of flicks arc wired to record All his conversations. Cox and the Senate panel both asked for certain tapes and Nixon reinsert. Cox Hen went to court leading to wednesday s confrontation. The Senate committee also has initiated court action to get die ladies. Regardless of Sirica s Deci Sion the question is certain Loix appealed ultimately to the supreme court which has never ruled on the hounds of a presi Dent s claim of executive Privi lege. We do not contend for a moment that Richard m. Nixon is above the declared to Sirica and a court room packed Wilh sonic 200 hushed spectators and scores of newsmen. Lie went on to Nole that the upon the president certain Powers and added these do not put the Man above the Law. Hut they do limit inc extent to which the Law can make its Force fell against the Man who holds Hal Wright said he tapes contain National Security material so highly sensitive thai lie Nixon i does not feel free to Bint even to me Wal it in reply. Cox said that Nix on s duly to produce evidence Isa firm Legal duly and involves no judgment on his lie reached Back to the ilk Century to quote an opinion cited to England s King James Hal the King ought not to be under any Man but he is under Gotland the Kach Side argued dial the decision will have widespread Impact on future cases. Cox said hat denying the tapes to Ibe watergate Urand jury would. Authorize any department head in the executive Branch to deny demands for confidential information. He cited court rulings which have compelled the production of documents from of tiers in the executive Branch. On the Oiler hand. Wright argued that requiring production of die apes would encourage future demands for confidential while House documents and would cause the -100 other fed eral District judges to compel their production. The result said Wright would be Gross violation of die confidentiality of presidential communications. Cambodia beefs up defences Pii Nom penh. Camax Kina api the Cambodia army reinforced Pinoni penh s Southern defense line Wilh . Supplied How leers wednesday while foreign minister Long Burcl called for More . Military Aid. Backed in the xxi Wuerful medium Range howitzers govern ment forces advanced along Highway 30 across a Small Bridge about nine Miles South East of Panom penh and linked up with a platoon thai had been cutoff for More than a week. The army commander. Maj. Gen. Soul acne Fernandez said his forces have been strength ened Wilh artillery and in m o r c d personnel carriers turned Over by die United Stales and Are conducting offensive operations. He raid . Warplanes. Particularly bombers had helped defeat a. Ibrus on phenom penh from six different directions by 30.000 Khmer i Ough insurgents and their North vietnamese advisers. He said inc ant government forces suffered heavy losses . Planes balled their attacks because of the aug. 15 congressional deadline. Mine Rescue seen near Casa hand. Ariz. Lapi rescuers reinforced a mine Shaft gulled by fire and said wednesday they could reach two men trapped a underground within a Day Jim Hunter project manager at Hecla Snew likes Bromine 3.1 Miles South of Here said res Cue teams should Complete Relt Bering feet of the mine Shaft Early thursday and then begin tunnelling through he icel of debris to the pair Rescue efforts have been hampered by fire since debris in a vertical mine Shaft caved in Friday rapping the two men in a dead end Tunnel and sending other miners fleeing for safety. Mine officials believe the fire was touched off by a ruptured Gas tank on a loader covered by the debris. Rogers resigns Kissinger named san . Calif. Api i resident Nixon stoutly defended Bis actions in the watergate scandal wednesday declared the Case is water under the Bridge and said he will not resign but rather will gel on with Hie people s standing in the hot California Sunshine for so minutes As he held his first news conference in five months the president also thai the Lone remaining member of Bis original Cabinet. Secretary of state Wil Liam p. Rogers has resigned effective sept. I and Bat be will nominate presidential assistant Henry a. Kissinger to succeed him. Confidence in vice president Spiro t. Agnew s integrity assailed outrageous leaks on the investigation in Nixon answers president Nixon had these expressions As he answered the questions of re porters in an outdoor news conference at the West Ern White House wednesday. A solving the vice Livonie or. Be personally had ordered an Jelm. Of while House meetings and Telephone Calls Licause i wanted an accurate record. Agreed Hal such Laping is nut something thai particularly appeals to and said it would t to time again. He repeated lie would not turn Over Ibe apes to watergate investigators unless ordered to do so by Ibe supreme court. Insisted he tried to gel the truth on in the months follow ing the june 1972 bugging of democratic National Headquarters bul thai until March of this year was told by since fired while House counsel John w. Dean Iii Hal there was not a scintilla of evidence hat any one on the while House staff was involved. He met Brick by Wilh l a. Judge while Hie no More Light was shed Ervin Morganton. Api sen. Sam Krvin watched president Nixon s news conference on television wednesday and afterwards decided that. No More Light was shed on the watergate than had been Shell before the chairman of die Senate watergate com Mittee watched impassively As Nixon defended Bis conduct before reporters. Occasionally Bis eyebrows would quiver and he would urn to his guests smile Anil ask facetiously. Was t thai an impertinent bul afterwards Krvin said that the press conference bad elicited Only generalities from Nixon Krvin said gelling to the ii loom of the watergate affair would depend on whether his committee could Bear die of Nixon s conversations Wilh former presidential counsel John w. Dean i. I find myself totally incapable of giving intellectual to Nixon s claim Hal executive privilege permits Liim to withhold he tapes. Krvin said Hal four Oiler Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln. Ulysses s. And Theodore Moose either personally or in writing to con Gressional inquiries about heir activities. Nixon s claim to confidentiality in discussions Wilh his aides applies Only to official duties. Krvin said ii does not apply to conversations Wilh Dean thai Dean says were concerned with obstruction of Justice. That s not an official duly of inc Krvin said lie still Hopes that Nixon will accept the com Mittee s invitation to testify. Cross examination he said is the Best Means of gelling at the truth. Somebody one of the reporters should have asked him Why. When five Ixia Glass were discovered with his Campaign Money in their pockets he did t gel More exercised and More Krvin said. of leaks and papers rial bal said would inc controversial Case was not Siblo. Discussed and Hal no attempt hut Ibe bulk of lit questions was made ill Renee Oul come asked Al fio nationally Ole since dismissed Vised news conference held on a charges parking lol Al the Western i would live blown while House office Complex my Slack if former Campaign Deal i wild ramifications of lie ally. Gen. John n. Wale Gale scandal dial has Mitchell had Given him die facts plunged Nixon s popularity in Case As Mitchell said be the polls to the lowest Point of of any president in20vears. In to the dozen watergate related questions the president madolhc.se1 major Points. Predicted that two for Mer High ranking . If Aldeman and John d. Khz lib president had asked Inan. Would eventually be exonerated for their actions in i lie Case. Be aped conversations Hurricane Brenda kills four during sweep across Mexico Mexico City api officials said wednesday Hal Hurricane Brenda left thousands homeless and killed four per sons As it churned across South Eastern Mexico Kolc naive damage was re ported in Hie Island Community of Ciudad Del Carmen at he base of inc Yucatan Peninsula. Some 2.500 res ideals in he fish ing Community were reported driven from heir Homes by the heavy rain and wind when the Hurricane Hil Mainland tuesday. Lossan Storcz Perez of Campeche state said air has been renewed Inlo the City of persons and Relief supplies arc being shipped in by plane and helicopter. The roads were blocked by of Trees thai had been blown told newsmen explaining Bat a Cess to the storm stricken areas has been limited. Telephone communications remained Cut Inlo much of the storm ravaged Region. The four deaths were reported in Victoria a Small town about fio Miles West of Ciudad Del Carmen. The Strong winds knocked Down Homes crushing die victims officials said. An other person was reported injured in he Village. Homes were retried flooded in dozens of commune pics in Campeche and neighbouring Tabasco slate. Residents were cleaning up debris including primitive Homes pcs loroyed by the winds and Power lines knocked Down when he storm rolled Inland. The Hurricane built up gales of up to 112 Miles per Ikuji Over the Gulf of Mexico bul Hen diminished in Force to about 55 . When it bit. Weather Bureau officials said list proposals on food prices v the Cost of living Council has announced new proposals for controlling food prices. Page 10a. A Miles per gallon rating sys tem has been suggested for Amer ican automobiles. Page 8d. Was Secretary Rogers Buncom portable in the Shadow of or. Kissinger Page 5a. F Index comics deaths doctor editorials markets sports j weather partly Cloudy and warm mild tonight. High mid 80 slow 60. Thai he views As illegal unauthorized Antl com ple Loly deplorable Ibe Bur Glary of the office of the psychiatrist of Pentagon papers Ligure Daniel Kilstr org by a squad directed by while House aides. He said under former president John i Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson no this Type look place on a very Large bul did no elaborate. Bis Denu sciatic predecessors at the while House Aii far More wiretaps than he had. And added that be wish etl wiretaps bail in elected die y plot to assassinate Kennedy a x murder be said followed a Ter Triblo breakdown in our Prolic live 1 n the news was j held As part of Nixon s Cam 2aj pain to overcome the water scandal s Impact on his administration. As be fielded questions at limes joking Wilb and at other limes briskly spar ring Wilh newsmen. I to presi Dent himself shifted to foreign and Domestic issues. The Fael Hal the first 30 min j Ulics of questioning was devoted o x e i it s i v c i y to watergate Loda slim s to nil consumed to 10bj with the scandal rather see will Cit. I a Okaj Gaudet surrenders manhunt ends peacefully surrenders Edwin m. Gaudet Center is shown after he surrender to new Mexico and Federal officer wednesday Al Arroyo Hondo. He was being sought on Federal warrant charging him Wilh threatening the life of president Nixon. A a a Koyo Hondo. api Edwin m. Gaudel. Sought in the mountains of Northern new Mexico nearly three Days for allegedly i real ening the life of president Nix on surrendered peacefully wednesday. Gaudet. 29. A former new or leans policeman drove to a police base Camp with his wife and Cousin to whom he had surrendered. He told newsmen the government is organized crime and was then by a secret service agent to Albuquerque for arraignment. A Federal warrant issued in new Orleans charged bal Gau Del. A resident of the morning Star commune near Taos. . Knowingly. Wilfully unlawfully made a in real to Lake the life of he president in new Orleans earlier this month. The charge carries a maximum Penally of a si.000 Fine or five years imprisonment or both. The secret service said in had no evidence linking Gaudet to an alleged conspiracy to kill die president during his visit to new Orleans last monday. Lic fore being taken to Albuquerque. Gaudet told newsmen. The government is organised crime. The Pope is the head of the mafia. And i support Angelada vis for Gaudet s wife. Judy said the couple was not in new Orleans on aug. 15. When according to the warrant. Gauriel said in a new Orleans establishment. Somebody ought to kill presi Dent Nixon of no one has the guts. I la i have to talk Lomy attorney before i discuss anything in he nature of the Gaudet said in response to newsmen s questions. The surrender followed three trips into the lugged Northern new Mexico mountains by Gau Del s wife and a Cousin. Stanley Gaudot. La concluded a search by some 20 stale and local police officers that began monday afternoon when Gaudel slipped away from a Sercl service agent who was trying to serve die warrant at the commune. After More than 20 hours of intermittent negotiations Wilh his wife and Cousin the Long haired and bearded Gaudel arrived in a pickup truck with them Al the police Camp East of Arrovo Hondo the lawmen had returned to their base Camp tuesday after noon when the secret service agreed to let mrs. Gaudel and Ibe Cousin drive into the mountains to persuade Gaudet to surrender peacefully. One of wednesday s attempts to get Gaudel to surrender ended when he saw a car and though lawmen had reneged on their pledge to stay out of the area and another ended when Gaudet asked his wife to drive to a Telephone and secure the services of an unidentified new Orleans attorney. On die third trip he surrendered

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