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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 10, 1970, Florence, South Carolina10.r _ thursday september 10, 1970 secrets u. S. Show 2 ship lines made illegal Campaign contributions Washington apse iwas Given for sen Warren g. Cret Justice department files Magn Soji d-wash., chairman show two ship lines gave nearly in illegal Campaign contributions for key members of Senate and House committees that control a Rich flow of Feder Al subsidies for the firms. Of the Senate Commerce com Mittee. In addition both House re rep. Robert l. I1. Sikes d-fla., when he was unopposed for re election in 1966. The Check payable to sikhs Campaign committee appears publican Leader Gerald i. Ford to have been endorsed by Sikes and democratic Power Hale i Boggs were among 15 Congress the largest contributions to-1 men and senators to whose Ca taling went for Kep. Cd pm pains the shipping firms Ward a. Garmatz d-md., chair j have pleaded guilty to giving when it was cashed through Congress own Bank in the Capi Man of the House merchant Marine committee. Another illegal donations. Happy hours daily j relax and have your favorite beverage at special prices. Featuring live entertainment nicely with Bob Brenner combo specializing in steaks live Maine lobster we Cater to private parties tale of the Fox the Garmatz and Magnuson committees approve subsidy programs which pay Mil lion a year in Federal Aid to american cargo and passenger it ships. A House appropriations j subcommittee actually votes the t i subsidy funds and other checks went for the top four members of this panel. 1 the legislators names were i kept secret when the two firms american president lines and Pacific far East lines were fined Maxi mum Federal court feb. 6. They were charged under the corrupt practices act which forbids Campaign Dona j tons by corporations. Among those identified in the closely guarded files is rep. L. Mendel Rivers. D-s.c., chair Man of the House armed serv committee who is listed As getting a Campaign Check although it was left out of the court Case. The Justice department had shielded the names of the con Gressmen and senators because s. Irby St. 669-5491 government attorneys said there was no indication they knew the contributions they received were illegal. The checks were funnelled from a special Bank account through a Public relations Man and two lobbyists. Asked about the checks most of the various congressmen told the associated press they were unaware of accepting any unlawful contributions. One Check for went for the did not show up that year in a list published in Thi congressional quarterly of the Campaign contributions reported by candidates in sworn state ments to the House. Sikes said he would have t Check his records but added i accepted an illegal contribution i intend to refund the Justice department files which includes copies of the cancelled checks also list a Slof contribution made for Ford for Boggs who is House democratic whip and for the gop whip. Rep. Leslie c Arends of Illinois. Ford said it is my policy never to accept a contribution from a corporation and i have followed that policy religious a the two san Francisco firms contributions counting the smaller checks to Ford and oth ers not on the shipping commit yes totalled at least and ranged from 1966 to 1968. They included for Garmatz from american president lines and for Pacific far East. Gar Matz has represented Balti by an individual they woul have assumed it was for sen. Magnuson from american president line prior to his 1968 race for re elec Tion. An aide to Magnuson said All his contributions also Wen handled through a Campaign treasurer and added the sen Ator has no personal Knowles of receiving any S.C. More s waterfront District Congress since 1947 and Over the House merchant took Marine committee half a year be fore the illegal checks were Given in 1966. A total of half from each for rep. William s. Sailliard the top ranking re publican on Garmatz commit be. Mailliard a Navy Reserve rear Admiral from san Francis co said he never handled Cam Laign contributions personally. In said if my Campaign Eom nit tee received a Check signed Colorado. For rep. John j. Roc Ney d-n.y., a Brooklyn Vetera of a Quarter Century in Cor Gress now chairman of the House appropriations subcommittee which funds the flow subsidies for shipping firms Rooney said he did t Reca Ever receiving checks from an. Corporation. For rep. Frank t. Of Ohio the senior Republican on both Rooney s Subco Metlei and the full appropriation committee. Bow said checks signed by the Public re nations Man As an individual were brought in by the two lobbyists and turned Over to Campaign committee. He said we have no knowledge what Soever that this was a Corpora Tion for rep. Elford a. Cederberg a Mich. Sikes is the S.C.Ond ranking Democrat and Cederberg the no. 2 Republican on he same appropriations committee. Each for Sens. Daniel b. Brewster d-md., and Thom As h. Kuchel r-Calif., both of whom were beaten in 1968 aces. Brewster currently uner indictment for bribery in an related Case was a key sen the supporter of shipping inter ests. For the late rep. Gle Izard p. Lipscomb a Calif. Ironically american president lines pleaded guilty to count along with the others even though the indictment was in error and listed the Lipscomb Check As involving a congressional race in the wrong state a feature of Sears anniversary Days for 3 Days Only. 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