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Senate committee to investigate CIA Tlic Idaho Free Press 4 The News-Tribune, Tuesday, January 28,1975--5 WASHINGTON Eleven members of the Uniled blades Senate have $750,000 and the authority (o look inlo areas that. Congress never wanted to know about before -intelligence gathering at home and abroad. Since its founding in 1947. Congress acted as though it didn't really want to know about the Central Intelligence Agency. Its money was hidden in other so/on chairman of probe panel WASHINGTON (UPU - Sen. Frank Church did not know he would be on the Select Committee to investigate the C!A and FBI until his name was read in the Senate chamber. Today he becomes c h a i r m a n . Church, a liberal Democrat from Idaho, said he talked to Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield "a week or 10 days ago" and asked for the appointment. But Mansfield kept quiet until Monday, after the Senate voted lo .create the panel. Then he submitted the names of the Democratic members who are In meet informally later today and.select Church, their senior Correction on chart NAMPA--In Monday's article on the recommendations of the Special Paramedic Advisory Committee regarding the need (or ^ p a r a m e d i c emergency medical capabilities in Canyon County which began on page 5, an error was i n a d v e r t e n t l y made. A chart on page A-7 compares the number of lives saved in a Bellevue, Wash., p a r a m e d i c p r o g r a m to the p o t e n t i a l number of lives saveable in Canyon County. The. column heading for the cha'^t ^hqul,^., be u reversed showjhg.','33. .lives, "delinjlelj 1 saved' 1 Sri Bellevue. 12 lives' "probably saved" in Bellevue and.jos "possibly saved," with a total of 153 lives. The. figures in the Canyon Coupty I p o t e n t i a l ) column should have read 16 lives "definitely saved," six lives "prqbably saved." and 54 lives "possjbly saved." with a total of 78 lives. member, as chairman. Church. 50. has been in the Senate 18 years and is the third- ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. On two counts, he does not appear to f i t the criteria Mansfield said he would set for (he comm i t t e e -- s e n a t o r s too firmly rooted in their positions on the CIA and those with possible presidential ambitions. On the CIA. Church told a Sept. 18 meeting of the Foreign Relations Committee -- w i t h Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger as the witness --that it was morally repugnant for the CIA lo t r y and disrupt the Chilean government of Marxist President Salvadore Allcnde. There has been some speculation --which the senator has not tried to calm --thai Church might be a contender or the I97G D e m o c r a t i c p r e s i d e n t i a l nomination. He told reporters that whatever presidential ambitions he may have will nol "in any way interfere." "There is not and should be no political mileage in such an assignment. I think this is a difficult and delicate mission w i t h o u t much political sex appeal." Church's voting record is almost identical lo other Democratic liberals. He was a leader in trying lo end the Vietnam war, sponsoring (he Cooper-Church resolution and last year helped .pass the war powers'act.which 'placed ^ r e s t r i c t i o n s bji'^lhV'Js^'of 'American troops'in combat." " Born in Boise on July 25,1924, Church served as an intelligence officer in the China-Burma- India theater during World War II. He practiced law in Boise and was first elected to the Senate in 1956. He gained n a t i o n a l recognition as the keynote speaker at the 1960 Democratic convention. appropriations bills. A few conservatives, like Sen. John C. Stennis, D-Miss., were (old what was happening, but said they fell a responsibility to protect the agency: J. Edgar Hoover was appoinl- ed director of the FBI when it was founded in 1924. He always had friends in Congress who gave the FBI everything it asked for. On Monday, the Senate voted 82-4 lo set up a special comm i t t e e , like the one that examined the Watergate scandal, lo investigate reports that the CIA illegally spied on Americans in the United States and (hat the FBI kept files on the personal activities of congressmen. 11 will have $750,000 lo spend, the power lo compel testimony and issue subpoenas Then Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield read the names of the six Democrats. The one with most seniority was Idaho's Frank Church, who called a meeting (or today in his office to make plans for the first formal meeting and other preliminaries. The other Democrats are Philip Hart. .Mich.: Walter Mondale, Minn.: Walter Huri- dleslon, K y . ; Gary H a r t , Colo., and Robert Morgan, N.C. GOP leader Hugh Scott announced the Republicans last week; John G. Tower, Tex.; Barry Goldwaler, Ariz.; Howard Baker, Tenn.; Richard Schweiker, Pa., and Charles Malhias, Aid. In the House, speaker Carl Albert. D-Okla., announced a seven-member D e m o c r a t i c committee lo see whether the House should set up an investigating panel like the Senate Extremist groups blamed for bombings in Mexico SAN I.UIS I'OTOSl. Mexico l U I ' H ' -- The government blamed "small groups of extremists" lodn.v for a wave nf b o m b i n g s againsl Mexican banks and U.S.-owned companies in three cities. Kivo persons were killed and 2(1 injured. All the dead and injured were victims of (hree Masls Momtoy in the provincial capital of San Luis Polosi, 255 miles northwest of Mexico City. Other e x p l o s i o n s r i p p e d t h r o u g h stores, b a n k s ,iml government offices in Mexico City and Oax.ica. 338 miles southeast nf capital President Luis Echeverria's personal secretary. Hugo Cervantes del Hio. called the series ol bombings "cowardly and senseless." "It's the work o! small groups of extremists Hial have turned lo violence for no apparent reason." he said. A street sweeper in Ironl of a Woolworlh store in San Luis Polosi w a s unwillingly killed when he picked up a package cmilaimng a bomb, lie was pulling the device in a garbage the Mexican can when the bomb went o f f . The VYoolworlh blast also severed both tegs of a watchman in a nearby building and injured three other persons. Soon after, a man and a woman were killed when a bomb went off in front of a nearby branch of the .Mexican National Hank. Two oiher persons died later of injuries received in the blast. There can be as many as 500 knots lo the square inch in a handwoven Persian carpet. PRESEWMG DWAYNE FRIEND "Mr. Gospel Guitar'' ·\I.ONC\VITII "The Friends'" Crusade Team sax A MEXICO CITY police agent inspects damage at the Ministry of Labor after bombing attacks there, at a branch of the Finance Ministry and four capital city banks Monday. Five persons were killed and 26 injured in U U C P biimbings in the city of San Luis Potosi, north of Mexico City, ami other explosions were set off the same day in Oaxaca in southern .Mexico. ' ( U P l P l i i i l u ) Golden State claim: Land of 1,000 quakes InU'rnaliomilly Known No. I fiospel (iuiliirisl anil A w a r d W i n n i n g Song W r i t e r . Winner of Ihe Uove A w a r d 2 Years in Succession. The Most I n s p i r i n g E f f e c t i v e Evangelist in the U n i t e d Slates U s r a y n c i i n d "The Friends" Arc Featured Weekly On Tlii'ir Television llroiiitciisl "Meet A Fric'iul" D w a y n e l l i i s Sung W i t h R K X lit) M H A R D C i i l h e d r u l of Tomorrow H A P P Y G O O D M A N F A M I L Y . 4 BLACK WOOD H H O T H E K S . 1 PASADENA. Calif. ( U P l l More'" th'an'' 1,000 m i U i ' to moderate' earthquakes have shaken Southern California in the past six days, mostly in a desert region near the Mexican border, but the IsiESt rolled through the San F e r n a n d o Valley late Monday night. The hundreds of tremors in the area of Brawley, Calif., in the Imperial Valley have confirmed the suspecled existence Jury exclusions for women Decision not retroactive WASHINGTON t U P I l - The Supreme Court has dashed the hopes of prisoners seeking new (rials as a result of its Jan. 21 decision that women as a class cannot be excluded from jury lisls. The court ruled 8-1 Monday in a Louisiana case t h a t its decision is not retroactive. Justice William 0. Douglas dissented. The purpose was to ensure that juries are drawn from a representative cross section of ! the community, the unsigned i opinion said, and a lot of relrials would nol contribute toward (his goal. Further, it said, such proceedings would s u b s t a n t i a l l y affect Ihe administration of justice both in Louisiana and in other stales whose past procedures have not produced jury pools (hat followed the court's requirements. The Jan. 2) opinion held that women as a class can no longer "be excluded or given automatic exemptions hased solely on sex if" the consequence is thai criminal jury venires are almost totallv male." Today's weather NMKMtUWUMINMCtNMCW ».»*"' i SNOW Is forecast tonight over the upper parts of Ihe ^RocWf s. , The O r e l Filial «d h. Ike vktaity of the Gml Lite. R. ta ! or showtrs ue exected over northern California and will " . Mr to p»r.ly cl«dy ri.1* ire lorecist rfstahtre Atlanta Boston C«ldwell Chicago DalUs Denver Pululh Houston Jacksonville High Low IXK Angeles 72 52 Miami 35 IB New Orleans 43 26 NewVork 67 M Phoenix 'm San Francisco '5 Seattle 5. St. Louis 55 Washington ,, 60 82 36 79 43 64 48 40 51 50 In view of i(s refusal to make its landmark ruling apply (o convictions where juries were impaneled before Jan. 21, the court rejected a challenge lo a Tennessee law by a 19-year-old girl, Edna Slubblefield, under conviction in Henry County of second degree murder. The order said the case did nol present "a substantial federal question." In Tennessee, wgmen are called lo jury service bul are automatically excused on. request while in Louisiana until recently they had to volunteer. The court also rejected a challenge lo a Florida law permitting pregnant women and mothers with children under 18 to "opt out" of jury service. These laws and similar ones in some other stales arc technically in effect bul will presumably be revised lo conform with the court's new standard. In olher actions Monday, (he court: --Ruled unanimously in a North Dakota case thai federal courts cannol impose mull i m c m b e r d i s t r i c t s on slate legislatures unless there are special circumstances. --Agreed to review a 1974 law e x t e n d i n g f e d e r a l wage-hour provisions to thousands more employes of slate and local governments. --Let stand a decision ordering a Haverhill, Mass., hospital lo a d m i t women seeking abortions in the first three months of pregnancy on (he same basis as those having 43 similar surgery such as thcra- 70 peulic abortions. IS --Announced four hours of 58 arguments at an unspecified 33 time, either In the spring or next 37 fall, on the United States'claim 36 that 12 Atlantic Coast states 30 have no jurisdiction over oil-rich H off shore lands oulslde the Ihree 38 mile limit. of a fault there, seismologists said. ' ; · · ' · : ' ' '-' -' There have been no injuries or', serious damage reported from any of the quakes. A minor quake, registering a mild 2.8 on the Richler Scale, shook the San Fernando Valley, a Los Angeles suburban area, at 9:22 p.m. PST Monday nighl. Seismologists at Cal Tech in Pasadena said the quake had its cpicenler in Woodland Hills, toward the western end of the valley, and residents reported feeling it in North Hollywood and Sludio City in the cast and Northridge lo the north. A Cal Tech spokesman said the quake "must have been very shallow lo have been fell over such a wide area at such low slrcnglh. Some 200 miles to the southeast, in Ihe Imperial 'Valley, more than 1,000 quakes had been registered by Monday since "swarms" --as such repeated quakes are called -began last Wednesday. Nine registered 4.0 or more on Ihe Richler Scale, sharp enough lo give residents an unpleasant jolt, and another 25 regislered 3.5 or more, strong enough to be clearly felt. The slrongesl shake, registering 4.7 last Wednesday, broke slore windows, toppled canned goods in supermarkets and dropped patches of plaster from hotel ceilings. The most active days were Saturday and Sunday, with more than 400 quakes a day. The quakes confirmed the existence of the Brawley fault, running south from the Salton Sea to Westmoreland, just north of Ihe border with Mexico, Cal Tech seismologists said. 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