Independent from Long Beach, California on March 18, 1976 · Page 10
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A-1C--INDEPENDENT (AM) ,·» PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM) _uimticii. c.m., TIWV. mrcn H. m«. ' Ford won't cancel Egypt arms, he tells Jewish group They're all Irish on March 17 Politicians reviewing New York's St. Patrick's Day parade Wednesday include, from left, front, Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash., Mayor Abraham B e a n i e , Q u e e n s Borough President D o n a l d Manes, ex-Georgia Gov. J i m m y Carter. Behind them arc Rep. Marion Biaggi, D-N.Y., Sen. James Buckley, R-Con.-N.Y., Parade Chairman James J. Comerford. In back, Rep. Bella Abzug, D-N.Y., wears hat at right. A million people watched 100,000 marchers in 214th annual event. BIG ILLINOIS BLOC FOR CARTER (Continued from Pg. A-1) primary victory, w h i c h would be his sixth. Reagan r e s u m e d his campaign there Wednesday. Sen. R o b e r t P. G r i f f i n , K- Mich., said Wednesday he expects Ford to score another victory in North Carolina. "] w o u l d think after North Carolina, Mr. Reagan would seriously consider withdrawal," said Griffin, the Senate GOP Whip. Minority Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania said F o r d ' s showing against Reagan "is now so strong it is obvious he will be n o m i n a t e d in K a n s a s City." N o r t h Carolina Gov. Jim Holshouscr predicted .Wednesday thai his stale's primary would virtually finish off Reagan's candidacy. Holshouscr is Ford's S o u t h e a s t e r n r e g i o n a l coordinalor Mcanwhilc, the A m e r i can Conservative Union said it would make an all- out effort in North Carolina on Reagan's behalf. J a m e s Roberts, executive director, said: "We feel the Reagan campaign must have a win iu North Carolina to restore t h e momentum necessary to gain the nomination." Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller s a i d in Chicago that he saw no reason for Ford to consider t h e conservative R e a - gan for second place on the Republican t i c k e t . Rockefeller said he doesn't want to be considered for it. But he said Reagan could bring to the ticket billy "the conservative clement," a fraction of the m i n o r i t y R e p u b l i c a n Party. C a r t e r a n d Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace were squared off in North BASES (Conlinued from Pg. A-l) about $150 million. An Army list is due soon. In 10 of the proposed cutbacks, including mosl of the largcsl, the Navy w i l l have lo conduct detailed studies and prepare assessments of e n v i r o n mental effects before f i n a l actions can be ordered. This process will lasl up lo nine monlhs. Ihe Navy said. THE STUDIES will cons i d e r s u c h f a c t o r s as pollution, population and t r a f f i c conditions, a n d w h a t Ihe N a v y called, "the sociocconomic impact" of base r e a l i g n - m e n t s on employment, h o u s i n g , schools a n d recreational activities in Ihe areas involved. Apart from the Navy actions, (he Defense Supply Agency will consider whether lo close or significantly reduce operalions at its defense Clothing Factory, which employs a b o u t 1,600 civilians in Philadelphia. The Defense Mapping Agency will look into the possibility of closing one or more of its topographic c e n t e r f i e l d offices in Kansas City, M o . . Louis- v i l l e , K y . , Providence, R I . , and San Antonio, Tex. Carolina, too. Carter said his Illinois victory, wilh 48 per cent of Ihe popular vole, was "extremely important," the more so for the size of his margin. Carter sail! in New York City that the Democratic nominee w i l l be either himself or Sen. H e n r y Jackson of Washington. Wallace, who r a n 20 percentage points behind Carter, said he was "glad lobe second in Illinois." 13ul thai showing, coupled wilh his loss lo Carter in Florida on March 9, lefl Wallace with no evident chance of performing as anything more l i m n a spoiler in the Democratic race. "I shall continue my campaign," Wallace said in an NBC-TV interview. "The polls show me leading in stales like Wisconsin. 1 expect to win the first one in North Carolina." With 99 per cenl of the p o p u l a r v o t e counted, these w e r e the presidential preference figures in Tuesday's Illinois b a l l o t ing: Carter 021,088 or -18 per cent. Wallace 356,676 or 28 percent. Sargent Shrlver 207,916 or 1C per cent. Former Sen. Fred R. Harris 07,183 or 8 per cent. D E L E G A T E S w e r e elected separately, in each of Ihe 24 congressional districts. With Ihe unofficial c o u n t completed, r e p r e - senting returns from 8f per cenl of Ihe precincts, favorite-son Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson I I I , D a l e y ' s vehicle for the seleclion of delegates be can lead lo . [he convention, was ahead for 85 seats. Carler-fllodg- cd delegates led for 53, more l!?n. double the number Ihc former Geor- gia governor had expected lo get. Eighteen u n c o m - m i t t e d delegates w e r e leading, along w i l h six pledged to Sen. Hubert II. Humphrey, Ihree for Wallace and four for lame- duck Gov. Daniel Walker. On the Republican side, Ihc counl was: Ford 450,812 or 59 per cenl. Reagan 307,305 or 40 per cenl. Perennial Illinois candidate Lar Daly accounted lor (he other 1 per cent. Final unofficial returns on Republican delegates, from 86 per cent of Ihe precincts, showed Ford supporters leading (or 70 seals, Reagan for 13 and 13 uncommitted. Daley, stripped of his national convention power by reformers four years ago, got mosl of what he wanted out of the primary. The Stevenson delegate slate means he ca,n le.nrf ; PATTY TESTIMONY (Continued from Pg. A-l) Mrs. Hearst, wife of newspaper executive Randolph A. Hearst, rebutted those who during the trial had cast aspersions on tier daughter's character. "She was a warm and loving girl," Mrs. Hearst said in her soft southern accent. "We did things together. We always lived a very close family life. . "She and I shared ,1 mutual enthusiasm (or a r t , so we always had a great deal in common." Was it Iruc, asked defense attorney F. 1-ce Bailey, (hat Miss Hearst was "strong-willed?" "Yes," said Mrs. Hearst, adding with a smile, "I wouldn't want anything I say to make you think, Mr. Hailcy, thai it's an easy job lo raise five children." A f t e r testimony concluded and attorneys were ordered lo prepare for closing arguments, liailcy told reporters: "There are n lol of things we would have liked to have done, but everything has to come lo an end." Bailey was asked whether Miss Hearst was nervous about the outcome of her case, in which she faces a maximum sentence of 35 years in prison. "I've never defended a client who wasn't nervous at verdict time," said Bailey. Of his own feelings, he commented: "I'll just sit and sweat." Miss Hearst is accused of joining the Symbinncse Liberation A r m y terrorists who kidnaped her on Feb. -I, 197-1, in the holdup of a Hibernia Bank branch ten weeks later. The lasl day of testimony again underscored the key question confronting jurors in their deliberations: Who is the real Pally Hearst? Was the young defendant n loving daughter or defiant rebel, helpless victim or e.iger volunteer lo Iho terrorist ranks? The n.tieslion permeated every day of UK- t r i a l , and on Wednesday Ihe jurors were left with the contradictions of a mother's loving words and a daughter's staled fear that she might become "a prisoner in my parents' home." Mrs. Hearst, wlio had pleaded so often for her daughter's return from the radical underground, was calm and forthright in her defense. She credited a prosecution psychiatric expert, Dr. Joel Fort, with expressing sympathetic statements con- t r a r y l o h i s d a m a g i n g testimony against Miss Hearst. "Dr. Fort told me ho was very much in sympathy wilh Pally, that essentially she was a kidnap victim, that the worst thing that cmdd happen to her was six months' probation and lh;it everything should bo done In avoid a public trial." Mrs Hearst said. "He said Ihe problem was thai liailcy likes ui try cases and (U.S. Ally. James) Browning wants ID bo a federal judge ;md everybody has forgotten Pally in the process." Browning asked Mrs. Hearst on cross-examination it she e v e r had information that he was seeking a judgcship. She said she didn't know, but added with a laugh, "Mr. Browning, I'm an establishment person. I think it's a very laudable ambition if you wanl lo be a judge." Bailey, who had accused Fort of Irying to "fix" the Hearst case, had Mrs. Hearst describe again the doctor's private suggestion that the family enter into plea bargaining on Iheir daughter's be half. Rut Mrs. Hearst said that, when she told a family attorney, William Coblenl/. of the suggcslion, lie advised against it. "lie said that it would be grave error lo go to see Mr. Browning, that it would never he kept confidential in the U.S. attorney's office and would be given lo Ihe newspapers. And it would look like we were Irying to fix the case," said Mrs. Hearst. Even Fort, she said, had warned tier against the government. "He said Ihe government was only interested in getting a conviction and would use everylhing -- even sex and drugs -- lo damage her reputation and say things harmful lo our family," Mrs. Hearst testified. On brief cross-examination, Browning elicited Mrs. Hearst's concession thai Fort's suggcslion was not aimed a I "fixing" Ihe case. But she insisted, "I fell he was trying to mousetrap me." It was the f i n a l defense attempt lo discredil Fort, who lold Ihe jury be considered Miss Hears! a willing volunteer in the ranks of the SLA. Bailey has said thai, if Ihe jury believes Fort, a conviction is certain. As Mrs. Hears! spoke, her daughter, who flashed a large smile as her mother look the stand, appeared pleased. The 22-year-old defendant ami her attorneys wore something green for the Si. Patrick's Day holiday and all appeared in good spirits. B u t t h e mood c h a n g e d w h e n Browning won permission over defense objoclions to play the tape of Miss Hearst trading laughs and profanities wilh her friend Patricia Tobin. The tape gave jurors a picture of Miss Hearst's mood only t w o days after her Sept. IS, 1975, arrest, and her language was in slunning contrast to Ihe demure image she has projected in court. The conversation was sprinkled with obscenities. The tape was among Ihe government's chief tools in seeking to prove th.i! Miss Hearst was not the brainwashing victim her attorneys claimed. Jurors will weigh her comments on Sept. 20 against the testimony of three defense psychiatrists who said Ihe captured heiress was mentally ill when she returned from her ID-month travels in the underground. solid majority of the 169- mcmher delegation lo Ihe Democratic National Convention. (Picture on page A-G.) A n d h i s c a n d i d a t e , Secretary of State Michael J. Hewlett, denied Walker renomination for governor. Walker won his office in the first place by bucking the D a l e y organization. Rep. Ralph H. Melcalfe of C h i c a g o d e a l t the mayor his only significanl setback. Metealfe won rc- nnminalion over a Daley- backed challenger. Once a D a l e y l i e u t e n a n t , t h e black congressman broke with the mayor four years ago after a controversy over alleged police brutality against Negroes. J a m e s R. Thompson won the Republican nomination lor governor. Walker said he was not ruling out the possibility that he might try to gel on the ballot as a t h i r d party candidate, w h i c h c o u l d split Ihe Democratic vole and g i v e R e p u b l i c a n Thompson a big boost. By BERNARD GWERTZMAN New York TimM Strricc WASHINGTON - President Ford told a group of American Jewish leaders Wednesday that despite their opposition and thai of Israel he was determined to proceed with plans to lift the miiitary embargo against Egypt by selling Cairo six C130 military transports. In what was described as a frank hour-and-a-half private meeting at the White House, Ford was reported by three participants to have asserted that Presi- denl Anwar S a d a t of Egypt was a "courageous" leader in moving his country away from Ihe Soviet Union toward the West. FORD REPORTEDLY stressed that American support of Israel would continue and said the disagreement with Israel over sales to Egypt would not diminish American commitments to Israel. He reportedly said that by helping Sadat, the United States was encouraging moderate forc-vs in the Middle East and thus aiding the cause of peace. Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler, chairman of the Conference on Presidents of major American Jewish organizations, lold reporters laler thai he and the olher members of Ihe delegation of leaders had told Ford of Iheir "serious reservations" over the projected sale of the CI30s, a deal expected lo total in excess of $40 million. "All of us were the first to admit that Ihe planes in and of themselves will not lip the balance of power," Schindler said. "But we sec it as a symbol, a symbolic acl representing the beginning of a proc- ess and a move lo ever increasing commitment to Egypt." He said that the opposition to the sales did not mean that they were against American economic aid lo Egypt, which they favored. But he said there were "a host of reasons" against military help. The Ford administration began notifying members of Congress 10 days ago of its intentions to sell the C130s as a firsl step in ending the 20-year old embargo. Administration officials said that tho CISOs were seen as the first step and that · sales of olher equipment were planned, beginning w i l h communications e q u i p - m e n t , transportation helicopters, and other material not in the actual arms category. BUT BECAUSE OF unexpected opposition from Capitol Hill, as well as the strong reaction in the American Jewish community, the administralion has since begun to stress thai nothing besides the C130s were planned at this time. According to the participants, Ford again said Wednesday that there was nothing beyond the CISOs contemplated at Ihistime. Some Israeli supporters on Capitol Hill had urged the administration to sell the planes through commercial channels, thereby avoiding a congressional fight, but also reducing the symbolic impact of the sate. If the planes arc sold govcrnment-lo- governnicnl, Congress will have 20 days to veto the sale. At the moment, according to administralion officials, the plan is to sell it via the government-to-govern- menl method. 5 seek Harold Wilson job LONDON (AP) - Frontrunner James Callaghan and f o u r olher cabinet ministers threw their hats in the ring Wednesday for Harold Wilson's job as prime minister and leader of the l-abor Party. Callaghan, the moder- a t e , 63-year-old foreign minister, seems to have the support of both the left and right wings of the p a r l y and therefore appears most likely to succeed Wilson, who said Tuesday he was stepping down liccausc of age. Wilson is 60. The o t h e r s who announced their candidacies for Wilson's post were Energy Secretary Tony B e n n a n d Employment Secretary Michael Foot, both left-wingers, Home Secretary Roy J e n k i n s and Environment Secret a r y Anthony Crosland. The 317 Laboriles in the 635-scat House of Commons are to make Iheir choice next week. Stock prices dropped on Ihe I/mdon exchange following Denn's candidacy announcement, but the pound sterling held steady under what some dealers believed was government- support buying. "If he gets the job, fly for the hills," commented one stockbroker a f t e r Benn, a 50-year-old former peer who dropped his title and shortened his name to become a radical leader, made his announcement. Benn is a well-kno_wji advocate of further state and worker control over industry. Political observers did not consider either Benn or Fool, 52, likely choices to s u c c e e d W i l s o n on grounds that their radicalism t e n d e d to alienate many of Britain's -10 million voters. Jenkins, 55, is a right- winger and has great appeal among party moder-. ales who make up the ' largest Labor bloc in Par; liament However, he c a n ~ expect s t i f f opposition.^.-; from Ihe left. 7'V "* ^-^i Crosland, 57, is a dark' "»·;. horse, but some consider,' ^ him a possible c o m p r o : mise candidate. Lakewood Center Where Good Things Happen 10 a.m. · 5 p.m. daily On the mall between Penney's Ward's Lakewood Center Co-sponsored by Lakewood Artists Guild Lakewood al Del Amo Boulevard Lafcewood, California

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