Independent from Long Beach, California on February 24, 1964 · Page 15
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 15

Long Beach, California
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Monday, February 24, 1964
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Baker to Keep on Refusing Testimony About Records WASHINGTON (UK) --i thing wrong, it he his trans- vendinj machine venture. The lawyer representing Rob- pressed any of these rules. ert (Bobby) Baker said Sunday his client's constitutional eights have been Invaded' 'and that he will "make this charge in a court of law, later.- Attorney Edward Bennett Williams said that Baker, former Senate Democratic secretary, win refuse again Tuesday to testify before the Senate Rules Committee and any of these laws, the place to test it ij in a courtroom, not "in a caucus room." Williams said. "I intend to prove this .. ia another forum, very soon,' Williams said.. . He would cot elaborate on these statements or say whai Williams again charged that agents he'believed respon- 'ajents ot the e x e c u t i v e sale. He also did not specify branch of the government* [where or ia what court he tapped Baker's telephones--planned to pursue his charges, particularly regarding Baker's although he argeed t h a numerous conversations with should the Rules Committee again refuse to prodaceFgJl! his personal and business; rrecords for the committee. £ I "It they have any charges ·against Mr. Baker of wrong- 1 Jdoing, they should take them *thrte blocks cp the street ta ·the courthouse and present those charges to a grand jury, and we win meet them in court," "Williams said in a television Interview. * I am not going to let him participate before a tribunal which has neither the power nor the disposition to acquit him," Williams said. Baker, a Pickens, S.C, na tive who virtually grew up in the Senate, is under investiga- lion for his outside business dealings which are reputed to have netted him about $2 million "on paper" while he was taming $19,612 yearly as secretary to Senate Democrats. Baker appeared before the Rules Committee last Wednes day in closed-door session but refused ti testify or produce his records. The committee ordered him to appear again Tuesday at a public hearing. Williams said the 35-year- old Baker win show cp and -will take exactly the same position on Tuesday which we took last Wednesday." He iaid the Rules Committee has T "neither the power cor the · disposition" to acquit Baker of any charges and that Baker 1 -is being tried in an atrnos · phere of partisanship.'* | Williams said congressional " committees have the right to " hold hearings that wfll help ; them in enacting lawi " but 1 · don't believe they have the · risht to call witnesses solely '. for the purpose of exposing · them or humiliating them or : degrading them." I He taid Congress passed ; -a whole complex of laws" 'last year covering the whole ' field of conflict of interest. ; -If Mr. Baker has done any- · Slalc Airports · Down as Plane : Rale Goes Up ; SAN JOSE «*--The num- ; ber of airports in California j has shown a gradual decrease, I while the number cf airplanes ; and pilots, has increased 30 . percent since 1945. t State Sen. Randolph Collier 7 spoke of this paradox Satur- i day night in emphasizing that : California -has not been hold. ing its own in airport de- I velopment." ; The Yrtka Democrat told · the California C o u n c i l of " Aviation Association that his | Senate Transportation Com-' j mittee has been taking testi- · mony for five months and meeting jointly with the Assembly Transportation Committee in a study of the state's aviation needs. E d w l r d UvillsOQ cf Us rite Baker for contempt 'tha whom U, y very weU £tt it » SSC eiated in aWrt." AMY Dutch Tug Sinks oa Rescue Mission YARMOUTH. England WV--Jmg this *aid the tag wu be- The Dutch high seas tug Eeved ta hare struck a rock Witte Zee sank Sunday night while trying to go to the a»- off the south coast of the Isle [ sistant cf the Panamanian of Wight Her crew of 16 was freighter B r o t h e r George, rescued by British vessels. I which ran aground early Sun- British Coast Guard report-'day. INDEPENDENT-?ig« B-7 L»t luo. COL MM. m x. m« ·Pope Sees Belgian VATICAN dry Paul VI received Belgian Premier Theo Ltfevre in a 2 [minute audience Sunday. "You goj m« wrong . . . I'm really a spy for you THERE'S a super raarke of values waiting for voi 'every day in the Classified Section. It's fun to shop this ·asy time and money saving way. Turn back now. Sleel in M1LAN WV-Italy produced 10,157,000 tons of steel last year, four percent more than In 1962, the Italian Steel Producers Association announced. T. A. GtEGORY Ootnin *f lU Itvt tnt Cn*o»»f 34S ELM AYE. IONS ItACH This is the bottom of our line. (Tempest Sports Cot^t) This is the top. (Foatiac Brougham) There are 28 models in between- Pontiac Pontiacs. Pontiac Tempests. Pontiac LeMans. Pontiac GTOs. Sixes. V-8s. All with Wide-Track. All with Pontiac-style styling. Why would anyone go looking anywhere else for a car? Fewer and fewer people are. Sec jxrar authorized Pontiac dealer for a wide choice o! Widfr-Tracts and good used cars, too. SALTA PONTIAC IMS LONG BEACH BLVD. LONG BEACH

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