22 GHEELEY (Colo.) TRLBUNE Thurs., Feb. 26,1976 Rep. Abzug eyes intelligence contempt action By J I M ADAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -Leaving the door open for a compromise, Rep. Bella S. Abzug says she's willing to talk to U.S. intelligence chiefs before pressing contempt action against five agents who refused to testify aboul government interception of private cables. The New York Democrat's subcommittee voted contempt action Wednesday against three FBI agents, a former FBI William P. Clements. But in explaining his position, NSA employe Joseph J. Tomba relayed an offer from NSA's director, Lt. Gen. Lew Allen, to explore ways to supply the precise information the subcommittee needs. The Justice Department later released letters to the panel lance for determination if crim- from Lev, and Clements show- ina , ch shou]d |)e f ,, ed ing they had offered lo let the agent and a National Security witnesses testify if arrange- -CBS newsman Daniel Agency employe after the five ments could be made to limit Schorr said the New York refused to testify on their roles their testimony to avoid dis- weekly Village Voice is not in the cable interception pro- cussion of subjects Ihe agencies paying him any money as a re- gram, feel arc sensitive. suit of his arranging publica- Rep. Abzug contended she lion of the House intelligence communications companies to and from designated individuals and designated targets. Intelligence officials testified them not to testify and the NSA difficulties to get the testimony Schorr said he has to recog- opinion has swung from want- at cables and telex messages employe said his orders came she needs and said "If they nizes that some people think he ing intelligence improprieties from three international eom- from Deputy Defense Secretary have some problems, they can made a mistake in arranging exposed to disdain for ex- come in and tell me." publication of the report, add- posure. "And I got hit by a In other intelligence-related in ? that "" 50melhin B s per- swinging pendulum," he said, developments Wednesday oeived 'Â° be a mistake . tnat Re P- Abzu K said sne wants makes it ipso facto a mistake." the five agents to testify on the operation began in January intelligence Ho said he felt obliged to have how the 29-year cable inter- 1947 and was terminated last ccption program known as op- . May 15. ecation Shamrock worked and But Hep. Abzug said "there licalion "in effect would be the final decisive vote for suppression of the report." Slightly lower prices are A record tomato crop is forecast for this winter for expected to bring lower-priced canned and frozen sweet corn, tomato products, such as sauce, peas, snap and lima beans, catsup and paste, lo market beets and sauerkraut. this winter. --The Senate panel voted to give the Justice the secret report published be'- Department Us files on in- cause not arranging for its pub- telligence mail-openings and c i cc [ ron j c surve ji. The FBI witnesses said Atty. Gen. Edward H. Levi ordered has been trying to work out any committee's secret final report. Italian minister says U.S. won't give Lockheed data By PEGGY POLK ROME (UPI) - Foreign Minister Mariano Rumor told a parliamentary commission today that the United States has refused on national security grounds to give Italy full information on the CIA and Lockheed scandals. Rumor reported lo the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Relalions Commission as the full house prepared to open debate on the legalizing abortion, an issue which endangers Christian Democratic Premier Aldo Moro's 15-day-oldminority government. The scandals over alleged CIA payments to Italian politi- cians to keep the Communists out of the government and alleged bribes by the Lockheed Aircraft Corp. to favor U.S. over Italian aircraft were potentially as damaging. Investigators have charged a Roman lawyer and three other suspected go-betweens for Lockheed, including the newly resigned head of Ihu state's big Finmeccanica holding company, Camillp Crociani. Christian Democratic Deputy Giuseppe Costamagna asked Rumor today to explain why Crociani, a World W a r ' II Mussolini paratrooper-lurncd- partisan who made a fortune dealing in U.S. war surplus, had been granted a diplomatic passport six months ago. Investigators also questioned former Defense Minister Mario Tanassi, a Social Democratic party leader, for more than an hour Wednesday about purchase of 14 Hercules C130 aircraft from Ixickhccd. Tanas- si and Christian Democrat Luigi Gui, another former defense minister whose name was linked to the scandal, have denied any knowledge of Lockheed bribes. Rumor said Italy has asked U.S. authorities for "every widest and most complete explanation" in both the cia and Lockheed cases. Japan to resume Lockheed hearings By ROBERT CRAI1BE TOKYO ( U P I ) - A Japanese parliamentary committee voted today lo resume hearings next week on the Lockheed payoff scandal with the possible appearance of several Americans, including the former vice- chairman of Lockheed. Should the former Lockheed vice chairman, Carl Kotchian, and two other Americans oppcar before the Diet (parliament), it would be an unprecedented turn of events in the scandal which has rocked Japan since earlier this month when Kotchian disclosed the payoffs before a U.S. Senate committee. Japaneseobscrvors,however, said it would be very difficult for Kotchian lo testify as there is no legal basis for a foreigner to appear before the Diet. A U.S. embassy spokesman also said the embassy has not been informed of any plans lo call the Americans. The decision to resume the hearings came on a vote by the budget committee of the House of Representatives. The com- mitlee voted to call a total of nine witnesses, including six Japanese and the three Americans. Kotchian testified earljcr this month before the U.S. Senate subcommittee on multinational corporations that he believed some of the $12 million paid by Lockheed in Japan had gone to government officials. The payoffs were allegedly made in connection with the sale of the F104 warplane and the commercial Tristar, both made by Lockheed. In two days of initial hearings last week, officials from the All Nippon Airways, which bought the Tristar, and the Marubeni Trading Corp., Lockheed's official agent in Japan, denied any involvement in the payoffs and several said they were considering bringing suits against Kotchian for libel. In addition lo Kolchian, olher potential American witnesses named by the Diel committee include Ship Kalayamn. president of the I-D Corp, which allegedly provided Lockheed with receipts for some of the money, and Toshiyoshi Oni, manager of Lockheed's Japan branch office. The Japanese lo be called include the lightest Yoshio Kodama, named in the U.S. Senate hearings as Ijjckheed's secret agent here, and five olher officials of ANA and Marubeni. Warm weather drawing a crowd By L'nitcd Press luteinalittiial A premature spring preview sel birds chirping and tigers purring and scnl bikini-clad college coeds outdoors to enjoy the sunshine. "Spring is in the air," Bernie UiMeo, a spokesman for the Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, said Wednesday. "Even Ihe animals can sense it. The birds are out on their front perches...the Siberian tigers are relaxing in the sun ... even the flowers are starting to bud. "I just hope we don't have another snowstorm." The warm weather continued today and there was no thought of snow. The warm weather also overspread much of the East. Belween B.OOO and 8,000 persons flocked to Lincoln Park Zoo, basking along with the animals in 64-degree weather. Bikini-clad coeds of the College of St. Catherine joined male students in the annual College of St. Thomas midwinter sunbathing contest at St. Paul, Minn. Kristin Wolf, a freshman in a white bikini, won the bathing suit contest while applying tanning lotion in sunny, 58- degrec weather. This year St. Thomas students enjoyed 57-degree temperatures on the warmest Feb. 2Ti in Minnesota history. A year ago, they were sunbathing in temperatures ranging from 23 to 5 degrees. The mercury hit a record 67 at Albany, N.Y., Wednesday, highest ever fol February in lhat city. A (M-degrec reading at Providence, R.I., tied the record high for the month. Other rratrds included a Gl at Grand Itapids, Mich., 52 at Burlington, V!., fi'J a! William sport. P a , IB ,11 Lansing, Mich., 70,it H.irtfnrd, Conn ,5.1 Â»l Dulutli. Minn.. 73 at Baltimore, Md., 71 at Roanokc, Va., 58 at Minneapolis and 64 at South Rend, Ind. Temperature rcachedthemid 60s in New York City, Washington and Philadelphia, 70 in St. Ixiuis, 08 in Cleveland, 60 in Indianapolis and 65 in Detroit. Prairie fires smoldered near a reservoir at Fall River, Kan. 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