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A - TX - it m . i neno evening uazeue monaay, July 15, 1974 1 Seigneur of Sark won't drag island into 20th century R.i1"!! JilAfl- Michael line of seigneurs though being a woman her job as a design engineer with the' British There is hardly anv crime. Divorces are not one." sheoncesaid. "I prefer to regard myself Beaumont, the new Seieneur of Sark hIpHoaH totfay to try to keep his tiny Channel Island a trouble-free 19th century paradise following thedeath of the Dame of Sark. "The last thing I want to do is drag the island itftQ the 20th century," he declared. i Beaumont, 47, became the ruler of Britain's smallest and oldest dependency on the death Sunday of his grandmother, the legendary Dame Sybil Hathaway. She was the 21st in the line was ua uame. SHUNNED NAZIS Dame Sybil, 90, ruled the tiny island off the Normandy coast for 47 years, shunning Nazi occupation forces, automobiles, labor unions, divorce and income, cigarette and liquor taxes. She insisted on keeping it "a place of peace and quiet" for the 600-person population and the 50,000 tourists the isle attracts annually. Beaumont said he will quit his $l4,400-a-year job as a design engineer with the British A fi yl i . Aircrau urp., ana move nis tamny trom Bristol, England, to the 12-bedroom Seigneurie on the island. Sark is 3M miles long and l'i miles wide. Queen Elizabeth I granted it to Helier de Carteret, the first seigneur, in 1563 with instructions to populate it. There is a 52-member local legislature called the Chief Pleas. But the seigneur is the final local authority and is answerable only to Queen Elizabeth II and her Privy Council. Nuclear testing to beat deadline -WASHINGTON, (AP) - Most Pentagon research specialists are satisfied the United States can adequately tst several important new nuclear weapons, including bigger multiple warheads, before a limit on underground testing takes effect. . I "We can do what we want to do in that time frame," said ojie official referring to the more than 20 months remaining of unrestricted nuclear testing below ground. This confidence probably is based largely on an expectation that the pace of testing will speed up significantly. The Atomic Energy Commission reportedly Has asked for another $89 million for this purpose this year. new U.S.-Soviet treaty bans all underground nuclear test explosions greater than 150 kiiotons, the equivalent of 10.000 tons of TNT, after March 31, 1976. J A previous treaty has forbidden all nuclear tests in the atmosphere, in space and under water since 1963. Both United States and Russia conducted nuclear weapons tests last week, about a week after the new treaty MPM signed in Moscow by President Nixon and Soviet Communist partv chief Leonid Brezhnev. -jA. 400 kiloton multiple warhead for the U.S. Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile is among the weapons the Pentagon is moving to develop, as hedges against possible failure to achieve a long-range curb on both U.S. and Soviet nuclear arms. t This would be about twice as powerful as the current generation of multiple warheads (MIRVs) that can be amed at separate targets after being carried aloft by a single Minuteman ICBM. t Some Pentagon research specialists are known to be disturbed because the new treaty forecloses the United States from matching the size of new Soviet MIRV's. , But gaining greater accuracy for missile warheads and greater explosive yield from a given weight of nuclear material appear to be the most important research objectives right now. J Neither of these projects are disturbed by the treaty limitations. Kennecott sets tentative pact f PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Kennecott Copper Corp. ' reached a tentative agreement today with striking employes, marking the first breakthrough in a nationwide strike against four major copper producers. Cass Alvin, spokesman for the United Steelworkers of America, said the agreement was reached following an all-eight bargaining session. Picket lines were up at American Smelting and Refining Co. (ASARCO), Phelps Dodge, Magma and Kennecott. $lvin said the picket lines would remain up at Kennecott until midnight Sunday. i Nationwide, the strike affects 30,000 workers. f As the strike started, Kennecott's Magna smelter, the jnain gate of the concentrator area and the refinery, all west of Magna, were a melee of workers getting off work jjid others being turned back by pickets. I Some workers questioned by newsmen seem unprepared fat the strike. Some said they had little hope of finding jjnjxther job and expressed additional hope for a short There is hardly anv crime. Divorces are not granted, and the only motorized vehicles are the tractors on some farms and the electric wheelchair the Dame permitted herself in recent years because of arthritis. But there are telephones and electricity. Only the Dame could keep a bitch so that the island would not be overrun by dogs. Only she could mill corn. She could also call on every male islander over 16 to work two days a year on the few miles of roads. "If I'm a dictator, I'm certainly a benevolent one, sneoncesaiu. p-"-as head of one big happy family with the queen TWICE MARRIED She was married twice to Dudley Beaumont, who died in 1918, and in 1929 to Robert Hathaway, an American When -the Germans occupied the Channel Islands during World War II, they imprisoned Hathaway in Germany for more than 2'i years, but the Dame refused to collaborate. Hathaway died in 1954. oScandal-exposing Senate On the march French Army troops parade with their German Shepherd dogs in Paris' Place de la Bastille, part of the route for the annual French Independence Day celebration. New President Valery Giscard d'Estaing ordered the celebrations held in Bastille Square rather than down the Champs Elysees as in the past, to "bring the people closer to their Army, so they can better understand those who defend our liberty and security." (UPI Photo) CAMPERS, TRAILERS Supervisory personnel were moving in with campers and trailers loaded with food and other supplies as they Assumed caretaker duties. ;ln addition to the Utah personnel of Kennecott, the strike affects workers at the company's Nevada Mines Division in jMcGill, Chino Mines Division in New Mexico and Ray Mines Division in Arizona. The strike recalls the 1971 shutdown of copper production which lasted seven weeks. Another, the longest in the industry's history, was in 1968 in which workers were off the job for nine months. One copper industry spokesman, Frank Harris of fdagma, said it would take a "fairly long-term strike" to jffect the average American. "A short-term strike would materially affect businesses Closely connected with copper," he said in Phoenix. "But fcven a long-term strike, such as the one which lasted eight Inonthsin 1967, never did exhaust the copper supplies." Bantam will publish House probers' report Houston murder trial stalled SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) - The murder trial of Elmer Wayne Henley stalled today as lawyers for the prosecution and defense argued about the judge's charge to the jury. Henley is charged with six of the 27 Houston mass murders. Defense lawyer Will Gray filed 33 written objections to the charge District Court Judge Preston Dial prepared to read to the jurors. The charge outlines the law the jury must follow in deciding Henley's guilt or innocence. The judge scheduled final arguments to begin after the wording of the charge is pounded out in conference. Each side will be allowed two hours for final arguments. Testimony ended Friday after the state presented 25 witnesses during five days. The defense did not put any witnesses on the stand. If the jury finds him guilty, a hearing will be held to present evidence about Henley's character. Defense lawyers say this could take a week. The jury then would retire again to debate punishment. Prosecutors will ask that Henley, if found guilty, be sentenced to 99 years in prison on each count. Henley was arrested last Aug. 8 after he phoned police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena and told them he had shot and killed Dean A. Corll, 33, identified by police as the leader of a homosexual-torture ring that was responsible for the deaths of 27 young boys. That shooting later was ruled self defense. Another youth, David Owen Brooks, 19, is charged in four of the slayings. No trial date has been set for Brooks. Test tube babies survive NEW YORK (AP) -JBantam Books said Friday that it would publish with the New York Times the Jinal report on impeachment of the House audiciary Committee. j The paperback will be published and distributed immediately after the report is released, Bantam said. The publishing house, which will work with the Times' Quadrangle book publishing division, has 1.85 million copies in print of "The White House Transcripts." LONDON (AP) - Three normal babies born within the last 18 months are the world's first to have been successfully conceived in test tubes and then placed in the mother's womb to mature, a British gynecology professor said today. Dr. Douglas Bevis, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Leeds University, said the problem with the technique is preparing the womb so that it will not reject the fertilized egg. He said the three births had been successful not because of any medical break-through, but because of luck. "So many have been attempted that by the law of averages some have come through," he said. Bevis would not name the families or the doctors involved, but said at least one of the babies was born in Britain. He said none of them have any apparent abnormalities. The technique involves taking a number of eggs from a woman who cannot have children normally because her fallopian tubes leading from the ovaries to the womb are damaged. The eggs are placed in a nutrient solution in a test tube. Then sperm is added. About a week later the eggs are replaced in the woman's womb. General who directed ip.S. air war dies at 83 'Shah is a nut' WASHINGTON (AP) - A trade publication today quoted Treasury Secretary William E. Simon as saying one reason Iran was not included in the itinerary of the secretary's Middle East trip was because "The Shah is a nut." "He wants to be a superpower," Simon was quoted as saying about Shah Mohammed Reza Pehlavi in an interview printed in American Banker, a daily publication specializing in financial affairs. "He is putting all his oil profits into domestic investment, mostly military hardware," the secretary was said to have remarked. The story was datelined Nice, France, where Simon had a brief stopover before heading on to talks with Middle Eastern leaders. Simon has already met with officials of the United Arab Republic and is due to meet with officials in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, two major Middle East oil producers. Dead pilot identified LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) U.S. Marine Corps Capt. John P. Emmett of Lemoore Naval Air Station was identified today as the victim of a jet fighter crash near Hawthorne, Nev. E m mett's A-4-F Skyriaider crashed while on a training mission Friday from Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada. He was assigned to Attack Squadron 212 at Lemoore in Central California. Cause of the crash is under investigation. ( Continued from Page 1 . ) office and specific limits on a president's power to violate a citizen's privacy without due process. ABUSES SUMMARIZED The report summarized the abuses uncovered in nationally televised hearings last year and officially presented the panel's findings in its investigation of various campaign financing activities and misuse of government power for political purposes. Although virtually all of the final report had been made public or leaked to the press in various forms, the official document eliminated most of the conclusions drawn by the committee staff when drafting the report's 11 separate sections. A HORSE IS A HORSE "There are two ways to prove a horse is a horse," said the committee chairman, self-styled "old country lawyer" Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N. C. "One way is to draw a picture of a horse in as much detail as possible. The other is to draw the picture and write under it, 'This is a horse.' " While leaving it for the House Judiciary Committee and the courts t6 fill in the names, the committee painted a number of unmistakable portraits. In the Watergate break-in and cover-up section of the report, the committee wove together the testimony of John W. Dean III and the White House-edited transcripts of President Nixon's Watergate conversations to show that a massive conspiracy to obstruct justice reached the highest levels of government. 'RIPE FOR ABUSE' While steering clear of judging allegations that the President raised milk-support prices in exchange for campaign contributions from milk producers, the panel said administration officials "provided circumstances that were ripe for abuse." And although it charged no illegality in the financial affairs of Nixon friend C. G. "Bebe" Rebozo, the report traced nearly $5,000 in 1968 campaign funds from Rebozo to a New York jeweler who supplied Mrs. Nixon's 60th birthday present from her husband, a pair of diamond earrings. The committee proposed 37 reforms designed to prevent future Watergates. NONPARTISAN COMMISSION "Probably the most significant reform that could emerge from the Watergate scandal," the committee said, would be creation of a nonpartisan Federal Elections Commission with power to investigate campaign abuses and enforce election laws. The proposed seven-member commission, to be nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, would be given authority to levy civil penalties of up to $10,000 for election law violations and could refer apparent criminal acts to the proposed public prosecutor's office. Noting that special prosecutors were named to investigate both the Teapot Dome and Watergate scandals, the Senate panel suggested that a similar position be created as a permanent deterrent to official misconduct. OMBUDSMAN The Office of Public Attorney, the report said, would serve not only as a special prosecutor "but an ombudsman having power to inquire into the administration of justice in the executive branch." The committee suggested the public attorney be appointed to a five-year term by three retired U.S. Circuit Court judges selected by the chief justice of the United States. To prevent future "Plumbers" operations, the committee would bar the president from establishing any special intelligence-gathering group without congressional consent. And laws guaranteeing the confidentiality of individuals' tax returns would be extended to prohibit anyone in the Executive Office of the President from gaining access to Internal Revenue Service files on private citizens. But the tax returns of the president and vice president would be made public. Other recommendations would limit the use of cash or "big money" in political campaigns, prohibit campaign dirty tricks and increase congressional vigilance over executive departments. Reinecke perjury Convicts W 1JL J J (Continued from Page 1.) trial in spotlight WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal perjury trial of California Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke begins its turn in the political courtroom spotlight today for an expected run of two to four weeks. , At least one full day of jury selection was expected for this latest in the series of Watergate and related trials. It follows by three days the conclusion of the Plumbers conspiracy trial in which former top presidential aide John D. Ehrlichman was convicted. Sandwiched between those trials was a dramatic seige at the U.S. Courthouse in which two armed prisoners held a group of hostages in a basement cellblock for 68 hours. The hostages escaped Sunday. - REPUBLICAN CONVENTION Reinecke is accused in a two-count indictment of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee April 19, 1972, about his involvement in trying to bring the 1972 Republican National Convention to San Diego. He has pleaded innocent. But after his indictment he plunged from the front-running spot to a one-sided defeat in the California Republican primary for governor June 4. The indictment was regarded widely as the cause of his defeat. The Senate Judiciary Committee was investigating charges that a promise of $400,000 from Sheraton Corp., a subsidiary of International Telephone & Telegraph Co., to finance the San Diego convention had influenced the Justice Department to agree to an out-of-court settlement of antitrust cases against ITT. CALLED AS WITNESS Reinecke was called as a witness after telling newsmen that he and an aide had met with then-Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell in mid-May of 1972 to discuss efforts to hold the San Diego convention. The antitrust settlement was announced July 31, 1971. But Reinecke told the committee he was mistaken about the date when he talked to newsmen and swore he had no discussions with Mitchell until after settlement of the ITT case. The special Watergate prosecutor's office, however, contends Reinecke lied to the committee about this and other ITT-convention matters. Reinecke testified during Senate hearings on the nomination of Richard G. Klein-dienst as attorney general. THIRD COUNT DROPPED The special Watergate prosecutor's office dropped a third count last week because it said that if the charges were pressed, former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman must be called as a witness. Haldeman is scheduled to be tried in the Watergate cover-up case in early September. The prosecutor's office said that because of the proximity of the two trials, it would be unfair to Haldeman to be a witness in the Reinecke case. I WASHINGTON (AP) The man who Hif" ected the smashing of Germany from the Sir and the final strategic bombing of Japan iO-World War II, Gen. Carl Spaatz, has died $B3. t -Spaatz, one of the aviation pioneers in-ittumental in keeping the U.S. Army Air Carps operating after World War I, later fefved as the first Chief of Staff of the U.S. rjiOForce. TTne Air Force said Spaatz died Sunday Snarning of congestive heart failure. I i NAMED BY TRUMAN J President Truman named Spaatz chief of staff when the independent Air Force was treated in 1947. Spaatz retired in 1948 and fince then made his home in suburban fchevy Chase, Md. "Spaatz participated in combat operations in all theatres during World War II and was present at all three surrender ceremonies which ended the war. A native of Boyertown, Pa., Spaatz graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1914 and won his wings in 1916. Despite serving only 19 days at the front, he was credited with shooting down three German planes in World War I and won the Distinguished Service Cross. In World War II Spaatz directed air attacks against the Germans in North Africa and continued that work in Sicily, Italy and Germany. He commanded the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe from before D-Day until the German surrender, and then moved to the Pacific theater to direct the bombing of Japan. Spaatz once remarked that "a second-best Air Force is like a second-best hand at poker no good at all." 1 5sM 14. s y f I v. i Li On & 4isU Festival-type marriage M - ceremony Tor songwriter prisoners in the detention center caught up in the standoff when Gorham and Jones used a concealed .22-caliber pistol to take over at 2 p.m. Thursday. The convicts had voluntarily released one of their original eight hostages early Friday and 14 other prisoners Saturday morning. Gorham, 26, a convicted bank robber and one-time Vietnam paratrooper, was sleeping Sunday morning while Jones, 24, also known as Otis Wilkerson, was on the phone negotiating. One of the hostages, deputy marshal Calvin L. Mouton, had asked officials to smuggle in an elevator key in a sanitary napkin requested by one of the women. The hostages Mouton; deputy marshall Joe Driskell, 57; William J. Garber, 46, an attorney; John J. Hurley, 61, an attorney for Gorham and Jones; Ralph W. Swartz, 38, a Justice Department auditor; Deputy marshall William Colquit, 37; and Justice Department secretary Debbie Collins, 24 received the key and moved to a rear elevator out of Jones' sight. Moments after the escape, Gorham told a reporter over the phone: "The goddam mother hostages done slid outta here, you understand? I was off; I was off shift, man." Mouton said that despite the threats from the pair, "they were gentlemen all the way." Gorham and Jones . had carelessly left pistols from a cellblock locker around, Mouton said. "I could have picked up a gun from the desk and killed them both. But I didn't have it in my mind yet to do it. I didn't want to kill them." Late Sunday, spectators outside the courthouse shouted such things as "Freedom, Freedom, Freedom" for about an hour before dispersing. CARL SPAATZ OJAI. Calif. (AP) - Songwriter Jim Webb and the daughter of actor Barry Sullivan are honeymooning today after an all-day festival-type marriage attended by a number of celebrities and the couple's 19-month-old son. Webb, 27, and Birgitta "Patsy" Sullivan, 19, left early today for an undisclosed retreat in Nevada. Webb said he and his bride would also spend some time in Hawaii before returning to Webb's Hollywood home. HOT-AIR BALLOON The Sunday evening ceremony, complete with a hot-air balloon to commemorate a Webb hit, "Up, Up and Away," was held on the 20-acre ranch of Jim Messina, star of the rock group Loggins and Messina. Included among the guests were actress Jessica Walter, rock star Joni Mitchell, comedian Jack Carter, actor Jeff Bridges and singer Johnny Rivers. A 30-foot alpine horn, played by Roger Bobo, tuba player of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, was the only musical accompaniment as Webb's father, the Rev. Bob Webb.performed the ceremony. Webb and Miss Sullivan met six years ago when she was posing for a cover photograph on a magazine for teen-agers. Webb also wrote such hits as "Wichita Lineman," "By The Time I Get to Phoenix," "MacArthur Park" and "Galveston." r Nevada Road Toll This year to date: 96 Last year to date: 138 R t NO E Vfc Nl NU GA Zt TTE A Twrnber of Speidwl Newipopen tnt ,. tember of Assocmied Pru Second Ckm Pmlooe paid of Rsno Nevada PubtiKd efc-doy by Reno Newipape" 1"C . Bo 280. 401 2nd S' . Reno Nv 69504 lalephon 702 7 86 9989 SUBSCRtPTJON RATES Carrie detiV Reno. Sparht and Carton City. 13 SO a month for delivery outside the or eat and by adult motor route, $4 a month, by mail 40 a year Other rolet on request

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