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Gazette-Mail (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Charleston, West Virginia Mail Charleston Irginia sunday Mornini april 7, 1974 City edition state Outlook warmer with highs near 70. Lows in the 30s. More weather on Page 12a. 30 cents most Complete newspaper with two great magazines and world s Best comics ohioan Dies in fire officials tour stricken states Xenia. Ohio a res Cue workers recovered the body of one National guards Man and searched for the body of a second after a fire that swept through a Relief Center in the Tornado ravaged downtown Section of Xenia on saturday. The body of Ohio National guardsman Walter a. Radewonuk a 24-year-old staff ser Geant from Dayton was re covered from debris shortly after the fire was brought under control Early saturday morning officials said. The cause of the Blaze was in crib in. Still missing and presumed dead was staff sgt. Terry l. Regula 22 of Jackson Center Ohio. Intense heat hampered recovery efforts. Two other guardsmen were treated Lor Burns and re leased officials said. Guard spokesman Steve Stone said the four men had been on guard duty when they apparently sought Refuge from the night s freezing rain turn to Page 12a, col. 1 White House spies fact Weicker says National guardsmen fight fire in Tornado hit town one Man dead one missing in ravaged Xenia Ohio a wire photo Nixon trial plans forming n. Y. Times a Washington congressional leaders Are quietly making arrangements for a House vote on impeachment in late july and a Senate trial of president Nixon if Neces sary beginning in late August. The timetable which has been under discussion among democratic and Republican leaders is Only tentative and could be altered by unforeseen events. The plans Are based on the expectation that the House judiciary committee will com plete its impeachment inquiry by the end of june and on a growing Assumption that the committee will recommend that articles of impeachment be sent to the House floor. If so and if the House should vote to impeach the president the timetable would mean that the Senate trial probably would not be concluded until shortly before the nov. 5 congressional elections. Few of the senior leaders of Congress Are willing to Dis cuss the tentative plans openly because they say they do not wish to give the impression that they Are prejudging the outcome of the inquiry under Way House Judi Ciary committee. But the leaders must be prepared to act on the House committee s decisions and thus they Are looking ahead to the possibility that the impeachment pro Cess might run its full course. House impeachment probes Are trying to devise a leak proof method of present ing evidence to the 38-member judiciary committee. In a town where it is axiomatic that if two people know something it is no longer a secret that s like trying to dam a Stream with Sand. The committee staff has acquired a vast amount of information about president Nixon and his aides much of it from secret files of the watergate grand jury and the Senate watergate committee. The problem is How to transmit it to the committee members who have to decide whether grounds exist for impeaching Nixon. Should a Bill of impeach ment be voted the evidence in support of it but no other material would be made Public at that time. It is maintaining the confidentiality of the extra material that concerns chair Man Peter Rodino d-n.j., and chief counsel John Doar. Although information is still being gathered and the committee is waiting to see if the White House will turn Over More tapes Doar has told to Dino he will be ready to Start presenting evidence the first week of May. He plans to give each Mem Ber a thick Loose Leaf notebook listing the allegations against Nixon and related facts. The source of each fact would be noted the specific tape document grand jury testimony or whatever but that evid ence itself would be kept under tight Security in the staff offices. Doar proposes to discuss each notebook fact in detail so the whole Case will be be fore the committee. At any Point however members could ask to go to the staff off ices and examine the evid ence. All this would be done be Hind closed doors and it is the need to keep everything secret during that period that is Doar s and Rodino s chief con Cern. V meanwhile it was re ported saturday that Herbert w. Kalmbach the president s former attorney told the sen ate watergate committee last month that Charles g. Bebe Rebozo told him a year ago that he had distributed portions of a secret Cash Campaign contribution from Howard Hughes to pres ident Nixon s two Brothers his personal Secretary and turn to Page 12a, col. 4 Washington a sen. Lowell r. Weicker says he has evidence the White House spied on a dozen major politicians and used the inter Nal Revenue service to pry Loose data on entertainers such As Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis or. Weicker said he also has White House and other Nixon administration documents to show that irs tax intelligence was used to protect such White House friends As evangelist Billy Graham and movie Star John Wayne once tax audits on them began. Weicker a Republican member of the Senate water Gate committee said he has obtained other documents showing the full extent of More than 50 political investigations conducted by the White House Between 1969 and 1972 by undercover political operative Anthony Ulasewicz. Other newly uncovered documentations show the improper and per haps illegal use of such Feder Al agencies As the irs to move against so called political Weicker said. In addition he said he has received new evidence of the use of intelligence from the department of Commerce and the Pentagon to Embar Rass the following senators Edmund s. Muskie a Maine and George Mcgovern d s.d., and to use . Army intelligence operatives to spy on a democratic party affiliate in Berlin Germany. The Connecticut Republican is scheduled to present his evidence monday As he testifies before three Senate subcommittees holding joint hearings into political spying and the use of warrant less wiretaps for National Security Pur poses. Weicker did not say How or where he had obtained the documents but aides said they include records of the Ulasewicz investigations the White House memos relating to use of the irs and memos concerning military spying on political groups. The memos were de scribed As confirming names previously identified As Ulasewicz targets As Well As add ing names never before listed publicly. Weicker did not explain Why the White House would be interested in checking the tax records of Sinatra and Davis both Nixon backers in 1972. Weicker said the documents show that the White House also made political use of the confidential irs files on these entertainers Richard Boone Jerry Lew is Peter Lawford Lucille Ball Gary Morton and Fred Macmurray. He said gov. Ronald re turn to Page 12a, col. 8 mine threats called helpful c new York times service Washington acknowledging that he had pounded the table a bit to get the chief enforcer of Federal mine safety Laws said Satur Day that he might have Over stated the threat of wide spread mine closure orders against the operators of Small appalachian Coal mines using primitive equipment past a government deadline. James m. Day head of the Interior department s mine health costs leap seen ruled wrong by Michael Putzel Washington a congressional committee found that president Nixon in correctly took a tax deduction for giving papers to the government in 1968, but he apparently won t have to pay additional taxes for it. Nixon has agreed to pay about in Back taxes and interest assessed by the internal Revenue service for the first four years of his presidency 1969 through 1972. But the irs did t audit his 1968 return and the statute of limitations has run out. The staff of the joint com Mittee on internal Revenue taxation which Nixon asked to review his 1969-72 returns said it also looked at the taxes paid in 1968. The 1968 study was Neces this paper is record today s sunday Gazette mail is the largest regular edition which has Ever been published in a single press run since the Gazette mail was created 16 years ago by the affiliation of the Char Leston Gazette and Charles ton daily mail. Today s paper has 92 pages printed on the new off set press of Charleston newspapers. In addition the paper contains feature inserts of Parade Magazine and sunday comics. The first sunday Gazette mail was published on March 2, 1958. Sary to determine How the handling of Nixon s first gift of papers to the government differed from the handling of the second much larger gift the next year the staff report said. And it was possible that a carryover of the 1968 Chari table contribution deduction would reduce the president s taxes in following years. The committee staff How Ever did not audit the full 1968 return and Nixon has never made it Public. The report said Only that the papers were appraised at and that Nixon took the maximum allowable deduction for Charita ble contributions including for the papers. This left available for carryover in future years. Internal Revenue Laws per Mit a taxpayer to deduct up to 30 per cent of his adjusted Gross income each year for charitable contributions if at least 10 per cent of that goes to a government Agency such As the National archives. Unlike the Case of the deduction claimed in 1969 for the gift of papers there were few facts in Dis Pute about How and when the 1968 gift was made. The Pap ers were selected and appraised in Nixon s Law offices in new York and a deed for them was turned Over to the National archives on dec. 30, 1968, just in time to claim a deduction on Nixon s 1968 tax return due the following april. The primary question at is sue is whether the conditions set out in the deed were so restrictive that Nixon was not actually giving away the Docu ments but giving away a future interest in them. Turn to Page Isa col. 4 israeli jets hit Heights the associated press israeli forces opened fire on syrian troops on the Golan Heights front saturday morn ing and used warplanes for the first time since the october cease fire United nations truce observers reported. Israeli air Force jets were called in for a second time in the afternoon to strike syrian infiltrators who attacked an israeli position on it. Her Mon the israeli military com Mand said. Israel said it acted in both cases after the syrians crossed the Golan truce line hours before passover began and attacked an israeli Posi Tion of the snowy slopes of the Mountain. Syria said Israel struck first. Turn to Page 12a, col. 3 Cope backs 4 incumbents All four congressmen from West Virginia have been endorsed for re election by the committee on political Edu cation Cope of the West Virginia labor federation Al Cio. The committee after meet ing in Charleston saturday endorsed representatives Robert h. Mollohan Harley 0. Staggers John Slack or. And Ken Hechler All democrats. The committee voted unanimously on All endorse ments. The committee s choices for state Senate All democrats included District 1, Hiram j. Lester Bethany District 2, Harry l. Lantz new Martinsville District 3, none District 4, Rob Ert f. Hatfield Hurricane District 5, Robert r. Nelson Huntington District 6, none District 7, Ivan White Madi son District 8, Leonard i. Underwood St. Albans District 9, Alan l. Susman Beckley District 10, . Dillon jr., Hinton District 11, Ralph d. Williams Rainelle District 12, none District 13, w. Wal Ter Neeley Clarksburg District 14, William a. Moreland Morgantown District 15, Robert Cline Rowlesburg District 16, Robert m. Step toe Martinsburg District 17, is Galperin jr., Charleston. Endorsed for the May Pri Mary for House of delegates were District 1, gust g. Brendad Weirton Kim Bryan Carey a Weirton. District 2, Charles Donley a Wellsburg further action pending on the other seat. District 3. George e. Bor Das jr., a Wheeling. District 4, Dan Tonkovich turn to Page 12a, col. 2 Washington you think medical Bills Are High now prepare for a Shock. The next 12 to 15 months May bring some of the most explosive health costs in the nation s history. If Price controls Over health costs Are allowed to expire on april 30, As is Likely Consumers May see these kinds of in creases in the fiscal year end ing june 30, 1975 Hospital charges will jump by 16 to 17 per cent. Physicians fees will go up about 9 per cent. Nursing Home charges will jump by 14 per cent. The estimates Are those of the Nixon administration which had urged Congress to continue Price controls Over the health Industry Only to be rejected so far. Even with controls hos Pital charges would have risen about 10 per cent doctors fees 4 per cent and nursing Home charges 6.5 per cent the administration estimates. The Public will have to pay an additional billion Over the current fiscal year then another billion on top of that in the following year the administration estimates. Consumers will find them selves paying an additional billion in direct out of pocket expenses for services which would have been covered under Price controls. This amount will Rise to Bil heartbeat9 begins april 14 the investigation and Resig nation of Spiro t. Agnew As vice president will be the subject of an exclusive series to be carried by the sunday Gazette mail and the Charleston Gazette starting next sunday april 14. Two reporters for the Washington Post Jules Witcover and Richard m. Cohen spent three months researching and writing the first definitive account of the scandal that Shook the nation last fall. The seven part series is excerpted from their forthcoming Book a heartbeat away the investigation and resignation of vice president Spiro t. To be published in late april by Viking press. The Book already has been selected As a Book of the month club alternate. Cohen and Witcover received cooperation from Many of the scandal s major figures in reconstructing the inside Story of the pressures that led to the first forced res ignation of a vice president of the United states. The account includes the extent of White House pressures put on Agnew to resign. Witcover has been called one of the most serious analytical and careful men in the before joining the National staff of the Washington Post he was a political reporter for the los Angeles times. A heartbeat away is his second Book about Spiro t. Agnew. In addition to Doz ens articles wit cover also has written books about Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon. Cohen is one of two report ers who broke the Agnew investigation Story last year. He is the Post s chief correspond ent for Maryland Agnew s Home state and brings a wealth of background on the events and people who played key roles in Agnew s downfall. Cohen was with the new York Bureau of United press inter nationals lion additional in fiscal 1976. Medical insurance premiums would go up billion in fiscal 1975, and spending by state and Federal govern ments would Rise billion. Caspar Weinberger Secre tary of health education and welfare said he believes the costs will be higher than that. He said the estimates imply a substantial degree of restraint which i Hope to Weinberger said the Cost in one year May be closer to billion instead of billion. Turn to Page 12a, col. 2 Mcdowell Accident kills 3 by Rick Steelhammer Bartley a Pineville school teacher and two Mcdowell county children delivering carry out dinners from a Church supper were killed sat urday when the car in which they were ridding plunged Down an embankment and overturned in a Stream near this Mcdowell county town state police said. Jenny Lynn Wingo 13, Randy Kermit Horn 9, both of Warriormine and mrs. Phyl Lis Justice 43, of Pineville died in the rain swollen Waters of dry Fork of apparent drowning when they became trapped in the overturned car troopers said. A third youth Joseph Szaller 13, of War managed to escape death by kicking out a window and swimming to safety. Troopers said Young Szaller apparently managed to breathe from an air pocket inside the car for about five minutes before making his escape. The other youngsters and mrs. Justice apparently were knocked unconscious from the plunge and drowned. The Szaller boy suffered Only a Cut hand. Troopers said recent rain storms had raised the level of the normally quiet Stream to a Muddy six foot depth. Turn to Page 12a, enforcement and safety administration said that his to ble pounding tactic apparently improved compliance with the Law and helped to reduce the number of mines that had to be closed. Day had estimated that As Many As 500 Small mines employing to men in Remote Coal counties from Pennsylvania to Alabama would be ordered closed. There is Little or no other employment in the Eastern Coal Region. On March 30, the Small mines typically employing five to 15 men often members of the operator s family reached the end of a four year Grace period during which they had been allowed to continue using no permissible electric mining machinery. Such machinery lacks the spark and arc containing fit Tings required on similar equipment in larger mines to reduce explosion hazards. Under the Federal Coal mine health and safety act of 1969 a Radical revision of Federal safety Law that Fol Lowed a mine explosion disaster in 1958 the Small mine operators were Given until a week ago saturday to obtain permissible electric equip ment. The four year time Exten Sion was written into the Law to soften the economic hard ship on the Small operators and also because it was argued that the Small mines had proved to be largely that is with Little or no explosion potential from the methane or mine Gas that is a characteristic of Many larger deeper mines. Despite pleas for More time and forecasts of layoffs and economic disaster in the Mountain Coal Fields. Day declared earlier this year that the Law will be saturday at the end of the first week of what was to have been a crackdown on the Small mines Day reported that Only 11 mines producing a total of tons a Day had been closed for no Permis sible equipment. The closed mines ordered shut this week by Federal mine inspectors produced Only about one five Hundredth of 1 per cent of the daily National production of 2.5 million tons. Six of them were in Eastern Kentucky two each were in West Virginia and Colorado and one was in Ohio. 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