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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 28, 1973, Florence, South Carolina4.b-thub5day, june Florence morning news sterilization voluntarily or not gov. Wallace with gift gun gov. George c. Wallace holds a Colt .45 that was Given to him at an Alabama peace officers meeting. He said he was glad that fellow did t have one like this when he shot a funds for Nixon houses pronounced Well spent washington7 api the chairman of a House Appoo p r i a t i o n s subcommittee wednesday pronounced As Well spent every Penny of the Al most si.9 million spent by the government on president Nix on s Florida and California residences. Nothing at All about the expenditures detailed for the first Lime at a hearing before the subcommittee bothered him. Rep. Tom Steed. A okla. Told reporters. The general services administration audit included among items not requited by these Cret service for Security and safety purposes a total of Al most spent on to Flag poles and flags. The fibreglass key Biscayne flagpole cheaper than one at san Clemente. Ca lif., has a Gold Leaf Hall on lop and Nylon halyards. Gas officials told he sub committee on general govern ment the postal service and the Treasury that the military requested this for their com they said it and All the other non Security equipment remains government property and could be reclaimed after the president s term ends in 1977. But probably would not be. Steed said the main purpose of the three hour hearing was to bring together in one place the entire list of expenditures for news Media reference. Stories have been published for several weeks on various spending items. The for which were released last thursday by not include a helicopter Landing pad at the Florida White House but did in clude various maintenance items for in. In also did not include figures for an executive office com plex on military property Adja cent to the 29-acre san Cle Nente Retreat. Gas commissioner Arthur f. Sampson said it would be seven to 10 Days be fore the costs of work on that Complex could be tabulated. Sampson also said the costs on improvements and installations at vice president spirit. Agnew s new washing ton in be released later. Both Republican and demo cratic members of the panel pressed secret service director James j. Rowley. Sampson and their lop aides on several expenditures but Steed repeat edly praised their work and justifications. He pointed out that Gas has More than government owned buildings it maintains As Well As More than 3.000 leased buildings including some of the support buildings at key Biscayne. All of the items listed which the secret service disclaimed were requested or required by the White House press office or military aides. Sampson said or needed by Gas maintenance personnel. The Only Point of dispute be tween Sampson and the secret service disclaimer were three air conditioners at key Liis Cayne Worth each and located in a guard House. None of the officials could pinpoint who requested a ice maker in a secret service building there Hul Gas Deputy commissioner Jack Galuardi suggested that agents wanted it for their drinking water because of the tepid tap water that Rowley explained that More than in landscaping at the two complexes and another or More for various kinds of shrubbery was a secur Ity expense either to give privacy to the president protect him or cover up such Security devices As a Sensi Lizer around the perimeters surveyed four times at san Cle Mente. To Correct Beach erosion that began after Security equipment was installed was spent at key Biscayne the audit showed. Steed several times told re porters and spectators that Many such landscaping costs covered up sophisticated equip ment. Detailing in would breach Security he said. The bulk of the landscaping expense slammed from dam Ages to existing Lawn shrubs and Trees caused by construction Crews and by installation of the Security equipment. Rowley testified saying it was a secret service obligation to make their equipment and activity in conspicuous. Sampson said such clean up work was a nor Mal construction Cost. The audit shows Well Over spent on repairing and replacing Asphalt roads dam aged by construction ment. A free was relocated for Security purposes and a fallen one replanted for s750. About was spent removing dry weeds that presented a fire Hazard. Sampson said it would be unreasonable if not impossible to search archives records for the similar costs for Protection of past presidents and their re treats outside of Washington secret service officials later noted that John f. Kennedy had Security at three residences and Franklin d. Roosevelt had four retreats. Rowley said he saw nothing unusual in the amounts spent Al key Biscayne and san Cle Mente or the Type of expenditures Only the he pointed out that in june 1968. The secret service Mission was expanded and it was authorized iodine and Purchase More sophisticated equipment to protect first families past and present diplomats and presidential candidates. He said that when the Law under which that authority was Given expires next year and new appropriations for new a Sampson told committee members critical of Pettingall this information after the fact after we read about it in the that the audit was undertaken in response to news Media inquiries. He said it was extremely difficult because records Are kept by Cal k o r equip ment maintenance not by buildings. The total for improvements equipment and maintenance at the key Biscayne Complex which Nixon owned before his election in 1968, was on the residence itself. The total of san unlike key Biscayne. Includes a presidential office within the main in both cases most of the expenses came in the first year o Nixon s Post inaugural 1969 for be Biscayne when was spent and fiscal 1970 for san Clemente when a. Spent. Investigation does t Bug Agnew Washington a vice president Spiro t. Agnew said wednesday he s nol disturbed by reports president Lyndon b Johnson ordered the Fri late in 1968 to investigate whether a new was the source of leaks about the Paris Vietnam peace negotiations. Agnew said in a Brief state ment certainly i have no complaint concerning any investigation of my activities for National Security reasons if authorized by competent author Ity. With regard to the specific Issue raised concerning the Paris talks in 1968, i deny categorically any involvement the Agnew investigation was one of the instances of Fri political surveillance referred to by ousted while House counsel John w. Dean Iii in his Testi Mony monday before he Senate watergate committee. Dean had been told about the incident by William c. Sullivan former associate director of the Fri. Sullivan had said the investigation turned up nothing. The Fri had checked Tele phone Calls Agnew made in no vember 1968 while campaigning in new Mexico to see if any of them had been to mrs. Anna Chennaux. Widow of flying tigers Gen. Claire Chennaux and a prominent1 supporter of the Nixon presidential candidacy. In his Book on the 1968 presidential Campaign Theodore h. White said that Johnson had called Nixon and complained Montgomery. Ala. A one Day after her two younger Sisters were sterilized by order of a local Antipoverty Agency 16-year-old Katie Relf said she was visited by two Agency workers who tried to convince her to have the same operation. The girl said wednesday that two women came to her House and asked her if she wanted to go to the Hospital to take some she said she told them i Don t think i need when they continued to try to per Suade her she said she locked herself in her room until they left. Katie and other members of the family of Lonnie Relf who Are Black talked to reporters wednesday outside the two Story building in a Public housing project where they live. The reefs and four of heir seven children live in a sparsely furnished six room apartment. They receive a month in welfare and food Stamps according to their attorneys. On tuesday Relf filed a million damage suit in Federal court on behalf of his daughters Mary Alice 12, and Minnie 14, claiming they were sterilized without their knowledge or consent. Relf said women from the Montgomery Community action Agency had been coming to the House for about a year to give the girls shots to keep them from getting pregnant. The Agency is funded by the of fice of economic Opportunity. On june 13. Mrs. Relf said Agency workers came to her and asked her to put her Mark on a form which would allow the girls to go into the Hospital. Mrs. Relf. Who is illiterate said she signed thinking they were going to get some the girls father who is disabled and has t two years said he was t at Home when the girls were take tothe professional Center Hospital Here. The head of the Montgomery family planning Center which arranged the operation said the girls and their Mother knew what to expect. These girls knew full Well what happened to them and their Mother understood exactly what she was mrs. Orelia Dixson said wednesday. We have never sterilized anyone unless they ask to mrs. Dixson said. We explain it carefully id them and it is entirely their own decision. We never Force Joseph Conklin director of the Montgomery Community action Agency which adminis ters the family planning pro Gram said the Agency arranges sterilization operations Only after clients ask for in and Agency workers Are convinced they thoroughly understand the procedure. He said the workers in this Case must have Felt the reefs understood what they were doing or else they would never have arranged for Conklin said the family plan Ning clinic agreed in court tuesday not to arrange any sterilization operations for minors until the Helf court Case is settled. Gress. More itemized estimates .b6 be a of such expenses will be pre an to help the Republican pc nod. Campaign. 8 it. Royal Oak Kitchen includes 2-30" Wall 2-30" base cabinets 1-36" sink front 1-36" Valance 1-8 it. White sequin counter top. 10% off save 10% on All Royal Oak cabinets. Huge Stock sizes to fit any situation customize your . 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