Independent from Long Beach, California on March 23, 1976 · Page 1
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Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, March 23, 1976
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Patty pressured to turn informer By WALLACE TURNER New York Times Service SAN FRANCISCO - Pressure has begun to build on Patricia Hearst to testify against her former associates and thus possibly obtain leniency from the federal government. Federal District Judge Oliver J. Carter told Miss Hearst Saturday, after her conviction on bank-robbery charges, that the degree to which she cooperates in interviews this week with a federal probation officer will Influence the sentence she receives. Her first interview was Monday. Miss Hearst will be sentenced for bank robbery on April 12, a week earlier than scheduled, at the request of her chief defense attorney, F. Lee Bailey. He fold reporters Monday that he asked Carter for the change of dale because there is a "conflict" in his schedule. The defense attorney refused to discuss any other matters that were taken up during three hours of private talks with Carter and U.S. Atty. James L. Browning. Browning later said he still believed Miss Hearst will be taken by federal marshals to Los Angeles by Wednesday or Thursday for arraignment and baU setting b e f o r e Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Brandlcr on 11 state charges of kidnaping, armed robbery and assault. But co-defense counsel Albert Johnson said that the question has not yet been decided and that he will meet with Carter later (or more discussion. It was underslood that Carter planned to telephone Brandler Monday. Browning was asked if there had been any plea negotiations in connection with any other cases and said "no comment." Sources familiar with the wishes of the prosecutors who want to use Miss Hearst's testimony say the probation interviews will merely be the first of a scries of tests that Miss Hearst will face as other aspects of her kidnaping and captivity are brought before grand juries and courts. She could testify, the sources said, about bank robberies, the harboring of fugitives-- including herself -- gun-law violations and other unspecified matters. Among those whose names might be mentioned in such testimony are William and Emily Harris, the only survivors of the self-styled Symbionese Liberation Army, which kidnaped Miss Hearst; Jack Scott, the sports radical, and his wife and parents; and Wendy Yoshimura and Steven Soliah, who were living with Miss Hearst when she was arrested last Sept. 18. The crucial point in Miss Hearst's probation interviews will come when she is asked to tell what happened from September 1974, when she was left in Las Vegas by Scott, until she was captured. On Feb. 23, when she was under cross-examination by - Browning, Miss Hearst c i t e d the F i f t h Amendment protection against self-incrimination in refusing to'discuss that period. (Turn to Back Pg., Col. 5) PLO vs. Israel: face-off in U.N. --Story on Page A-10 INDEPENDENT 38 Poges LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1976 Vol. 35, No. 162 HE 5-1 ]61 -- Classified No. HE 2-5959 '^ii^ · + Home Delivered Doily and Sunday - $4.00 Per Month WEATHER Fair. High near 70, low near 48. Complete weather on page C-ll. Reagan, Wallace seeking , upsets; Shriver pulls out RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat George Wallace .campaigned against the odds Monday, battling tor upsets but insisting that defeat in the North Carolina presiden- · (ial primary election would not be fatal to their faltering White House campaigns. The favorites, President Ford and former Gcor- gia Gov. Jimmy Carter, left their campaigning in the hands of organisers and volunteers who were working on telephone drives to get out supporters today In the sixth of the presidential primaries. Ford is five for five, and Carter has test only once, to Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington-- who is not campaigning in North Carolina. On the eve of the North Carolina balloting, Sargent Shriver, who never came ctose to the leaders in his Democratic primary efforts, announced in Washington that he is withdrawing as a candidate. He said he was releasing his delegates -- 11 of them. Wallace, in Charlotte, said he would not be "dispirited or panic stricken" by another second- place finish in today's primary. "I think we have a chance," the Alabama governor said. But he said his opponents are better organized now than four years ago, when he easily won the primary with a shade over 50 per cent of th« vote in a divided field. (Turn to Page A-8, Col. 4) Kissinger warns Cuba By PHIL GAILEY Knlghl Kews Service W A S H I N G T O N Secretary of Stale Henry Kissinger warned Monday that the U.S. is prepared lo lake "forthright and decisive action" to h a l l further C u b a n military intervention in Africa and elsewhere. Kissinger, who issued the warning in a speech in Dallas, did not spell out the specifics of what this government would do if the 12,000 Cuban troops s t i l l believed lo be in Angola should enter (he expected battle in Rhodesia between the w h i l e minority government and black nationalists. Kissinger called for a b u i l d u p of con"entional U.S. military forces. His r e m a r k s c a m e on t h e same day the Washington S t a r reported t h a t the Ford administration is r e a d y t o t a k e a c t i o n against Cuba itself if Fidel Castro tries to intervene in southern Africa. A S l a t e Department s p o k e s m a n c a l l e d t h e newspaper report "speculative," b u t , significantly TOKYO POLICE AND firemen examine wreckage of 'suicide 1 plane and home it crashed into. -*p WI^PM. ^Kamikaze' smashes bribe figure's home TOKYO (AP) - A light plane piloted by a movie actor crashed today into the home of Yoshio Kodama, the central figure in Japan's payoff scnndal inv o l v i n g Lockheeed A i r craft Corp. The pilot, who was killed, was quoted as crying "Tcnno Heika Banzai" -- Long L i v e the Emperor -- as he took off. Kodama and II other persons in his luxurious home w e r e not injured w h e n the single-engine Piper Cherokee crashed. N H K , t h e J a p a n e s e broadcasting c o m p a n y , identified the pilot as Mil- suyasu Maeno, 29. Kodama, 65, is bedridden from the effects of a stroke suffered two years ago. Hundreds of persons, inc l u d i n g m a n y h o s t i l e demonstrators, have galh- Former Italy air chief held hi Lockheed case Associated Press Ilaly's former air force c h i e f and a prominent Rome lawyer were arrested Monday night in connection w i t h a reported S l - G - m i l l i o n p a y o f f b y Ixickhced Aircraft Corp. for [he sale of I I C130 Hercules planes in 1970. Italy stale attorney Ilario Martella charged the former chief of Ihe Italian a i r f o r c e , G e n . Duilio Kanali, wilh complicity in the purchase engineered during his tenure in the Defense Ministry. R o m e lawyer Antonio d'Ovidio Lcfcbvrc, brother of another Rome lawyer who has been accused in the scandal and is believed lo have fled Italy, also was charged w i t h complicity. F a n a l i a n d Lcfebvre were picked up at their homes and t a k e n lo (Turn to Back Pg. Col. 1) crcd at the house since the scandal broke. The plane crashed into a second-floor v e r a n d a and burst into flames, set- ling a blaze that caused extensive damage before it was extinguished. According to i n f o r m a - tion given to a U.S. Senate subcommittee, Lockheed allegedly paid $7 million to Kodama to promote the s a l e s of i t s aircraft in Japan, with some of the money going to unnamed government officials. Kanlaro ilamada, a car- toonisl who l i v e s n e a r Kodama's home, said he was watching Ihe small plane wilh binoculars as it circled overhead. The pilot appeared lo cut the engine a n d "il looked l i k e a Kamikaze crash," H a m a da, 45. said. KAMIKAZE - divine wind -- pilots were organized toward Ihe end of World War II lo try lo turn back I h e a p p r o a c h i n g American warships. On d c p a r l u r c t h e y w o u l d s h o u t I h e banzai c r y , "Ixmg live Ihe emperor," and then attempt to crash their planes into the U.S. ships. Late Ford report on Nixon's report WASHINGTON - President Ford read Richard Nixon's report on his eight-day China trip early last week and found it "very interesting and useful." the While House belatedly announced Monday. Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nessen said, however, that the 60-page report "did not contain any startling new information." N c s s e n s a i d the W h i t e House, at Nixon's request, has mailed back to him at San Clemcnte both copies of Ihe report he submitted. The report discussed the ex- president's February Irip to China during which he spent more than 10 hours in talks wilh acting Premier Hua Kua-fcng and Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-lung. Nessen revealed lhat, in addition to Ford, the Nixon report was read by Secret a r y of State Henry Kissinger, National Security Affairs Adviser Brent Scowcroft, and CIA Director George Bush, who imli! recently was U.S. rcpresenlative m Peking. Nessen refused to give any specifics on what Nixon lold Ihe White House about his Peking visit. He said it contained some "sensitive" material but was not classified for security reasons because Nixon, as a private citizen, has no power lo classify his report. Nessen said he was not aware that any copies were made in the government before Ihe report was sent back to Nixon, bul that Scowcroft did make a half-page of notes after studying it. Nessen was apologetic about announcing the arrival of the long-awaited Nixon report nearly 10 days after it was delivered to the White House on the weekend of March 13. Under sharp questioning by reporters, he insisted that there was "nothing Machiavellian going on" and blamed the National Security Council for having failed lo keep him informed. in the eyes of some U.S. officials, the department passed up an opportunity lo deny the story's substance. T h e r e is speculation here that the Ihreat was leaked to the newspaper by administration officials lo let Ihe Soviet Union and Cuba know that the U.S. isn't bluffing. "The United States will not accept further Cuban m i l i t a r y interventions abroad," Kissinger said in his speech to the World Affairs Council of Dallas. "II is time, therefore, to be clear lhat as far as we are concerned Angola has set no precedent. It is time that Ihe world be reminded lhat America remains (Turn to Back Pg., Col. 5) Museum official blames city for 'mess on Queen' By RALPH HINMAN Jr. Statf Wrilcr An official of the Queen Mary Museum of the Sea foundation Monday blamed Long Beach City Manager John R. Mansell and other city officials for what he called "the mess on the Queen Mary today." George Murchison, a member of the foundation's executive committee, attacked decisions and actions by Mansell in a speech before Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce directors. Murchison was particularly critical of an action that he said denied the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) access to data prepared by the cily. "In a recent reply to a request from the institute," he said, "our city manager indicated that 'copies of analytical worksheets prepared by Hal Martin (a city consultant) are not public documents and consequently are not available for dislribulion to persons or firms outside the cily family.' "IF THAT COMMENT were made by Marlon Brando In 'The Godfalher,' I could have understood," Murchison declared. "But (or this cily official, hired by the cily council, lo respond in such a fashion is unbelievable to me." Earlier this year, SRI was retained jointly by the museum, the Queen Mary Hyatt Hold and Specialty Queen M a r y Corp. to study the shipboard operation and determine whether it can be operated effectively by private enterprise. The $23,000 study is to be paid for by the three entities. Mansell last month wrote a scathing letter to museum officials alleging their decision lo participalc was "illegal." The museum denied wrongdoing and asserted what it called its righl to decide for itself whether to join in the study, which will cost it about $7,500. MURCHISON SAID in his chamber speech that "our cily manager further indicated that because of the possibilities of litigation and (since) the foundation might not be around to continue as a cosponsor of the study, it might be inadvisable to allow city staff members lo confer with the Stanford Research Institute. "I ask you, what arc they hiding? If there have been mistakes or screw-ups, ailmil them and move forward wilh an altitude of resolving the bigger issue-the realization of the ship's potential." He recalled thai "the cify manager on Feb. 27 ordered the Museum of the Sea foundation off the Queen Mary in 30 days (by April I) for failure to pay city bills." And, Murchison continued, "on the 13th of this month the foundation categorically rejected that demand, (serving nolice) it intended to remain on board until Sept. 30 unless a consolidation of all ship operations was achieved in the interim. "IT IS DIFFICULT for me to resist a suspicion that foundation participation in the SRI study in part inspired the city to seize on a technicality to order the foundation off the ship," he declared. "Certainty the city (Turn to Back Pg., Col. 2) SINGER ANDY WILLIAMS escorts ex-wife Claudine Longet from Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen, Colo., Monday after she was released on bond. -APWimriMo Andy Williams at side of ex-wife in homicide case A S P K N , Colo. (AP- Disl. Atty. Frank Tucker M o n d a y s a i d he h a d "sufficient evidence now" lo file charges of criminal- l y n e g l i g e n t h o m i c i d e a g a i n s t singer-actress Clamline L o n g e t in connection wilh Ihe shooting death of skier Vladimir "Spider" Sabich Sunday. The district attorney said at a news conference that the charge of criminally negligent homicide is "an accusation of gross carelessness." He refused to comment on reports that Miss IXMV- gel told police Sabich was showing her how lo hold a handgun when it discharged. Miss Longet, her eyes red from crying, appeared in court, w a s read her rights and led Ihe courtroom with her ex-husband, singer Andy Williams. She was released on a $5,000 p e r s o n a l recognizance bond until her next court appearance April 8, and T u c k e r said a formal charge w o u l d be f i l e d then. Sabich, a former Olympic skier who dominated tho professional ski tour in the early Seventies, was shot to death in his $250,000 home in this Rocky Mountain resort. Miss Longet, 3-1, was a close friend of his and was frequently s«en with hinj. here and on the ski circuit. She and her children had been living with Sabich for about two years. Dressed in a w h i t e peasant-type embroidered blouse and f a d e d blue jeans, she sat silently during her 22-minute court appearance, n o d d i n g acknowledgement when P i t kin District Court Judge John Wendt advised her of her rights. M i s s Longet and Wil- liams, who were divorced in January 1975, left the c o u r t h o u s e together. Earlier, Miss Longct paused as she entered the courtroom and Williams squeezed her hand as they looked at each other. Tucker said an autopsy showed Sabich died from a massive hemorrhage from a single gunshot wound to Ihe abdomen of the type caused by a small-caliber handgun. ··HMKHMGHHHMHHHVMHWI INDEPENDENT · THIRTY ARRESTED in Southland drug raids. Page A-3. · HOSPITAL interns, residents barred from striking. Page A-6. · PROBE OF alleged kickbacks on FBI supplies widened. Page A-8. · FTC ANTITRUST unit criticizes GM monopoly in crash-replacement parts. Page A-7. · LON'GSHOREMEN "helpless" as jobs drift away. Page B-l. 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