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A Vol. 48 No. 21 18 Pages Valparaiso, Indiana 46383, Monday, July 29, 1974 Phone 462-5151 Fifteen Cents AP 1 raneoi Ste L JJ Second Imp each it AFtiele By JOHN BECKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A second impeachment article accusing President Nixon of violating the Constitution and his oath of office was drafted today by a bipartisan group which seemed certain to obtain its approval in the House Judiciary. Committee. The panel recommended Saturday to the House of Representatives that Nixon be impeached for the Watergate cover-up. Debate on the second proposed article was delayed somewhat as drafting continued. Committee leaders were expected to press for a final vote by evening. The redrafted second article was to be presented to the committee by Rep. William L. Hungate, D-Mo. It included five itemized charges and a conclusion that : "In all of this Richard M. Nixon has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government to( the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States." The five charges were that Nixon : Acted personally and through subordinates to get confidential income Hunt Kidmapei Of Girl 16 Suspect was still at large at noon in the kidnaping this morning of Betsy Kroner, 16, of Meridian Road, who was taken at gunpoint from her home while her mother and brother-in-law were forced by the kidnaper to lie on the floor. Miss Kroner was released at 10:50 this morning at County Road 700N near CR 50W, by an armed man described by police as being between 35 and 40 years, 6 feet tall, weighing about 165 pounds, wearing a green print shirt, white pants and cowboy boots, and driving a brown and white late WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of bribery, perjury and obstructing justice. The indictment said Connally accepted $10,000 in cash from a milk fund official, Jake Jacobsen, in exchange for recommending that federal milk price supports be increased. Jacobsen. an official of Associated Milk Producers Inc., also was indicted on a charge of giving an illegal payment to a public official. In all, the grand jury cited Connally, a fexas Democrat turned Republican, on five alleged violations of federal law. The maximum possible penalties for the five counts total 16 years in jail and fines of $30,000 for Connally. The indictment charged that between May 14 and Sept. 24, 1971, Jacobsen gave Connally the $10,000 in exchange for Connally's recommendation to the secretary of agriculture that the milk price supports go up. Although the money actually went to Connally, the indictment said that Connally and Jacobsen both agreed to testify before the grand jury and the Senate Watergate committee that the $10,000 was intended for political candidates or the "Democrats for Nixon" group headed by Connally in 1972. The indictment charged that both men were prepared to testify that Connally turned down the offer from Jacobsen. The milk-producing industry did win a price support increase in March 1971, and President Nixon has" acknowledged knowing beforehand about a $2 million political pledge from industry officials. The investigation of Connally and today's indictment are a separate matter from that, however. The obstruction of justice count, in Salesmen Picketing Salesmen of the R.W. Pool Co. began picketing outside the offices at 352 Franklin St., this morning, reportedly over a dispute with company representatives. About six persons were involved in the action. Spokesmen for the wholesale firm were not available for comment. Meanwhile, negotiations were continuing today to avert a possible strike set for midnight Wednesday by about 300 employes of the Electrical Division of McGill Manufacturing Co., Inc. Reports were that employes by unanimous vote Friday turned down an initial contract offer, terms of which were not -disclosed, and the strike was set for the expiration of the current agreement. Representatives of the manufacturing firm attending negotiation talks were not available for comment this morning. Indict Co tax information from the Internal Revenue Service. Misused the FBI and Secret Service by directing or authorizing them to wiretap for purposes unrelated to national security. 1 Established the so-called Plumbers unit "financed in part with money derived from campaign contributions which unlawfully utilized the resources of the Central Intelligence Agency." "Failed to take care that the laws were faithfully executed by failing to act when he knew or had reason to know that his close subordinates endeavored to impede or frustrate lawful inquiries by duly constituted executive, judicial and legislative entities concerning the unlawful entry into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee." Misused executive power by interfering with the FBI, Watergate special prosecutor, criminal division of the Department of Justice, and CIA "in order corruptly to impede the due and proper administration of justice." Democrats had not reached agreement Sunday on what specifics to include in the second proposed article. But the compromise emerged today before the scheduled 10:30 a.m. opening model Lincoln or Thunderbird with porthole window in the hardtop. Miss Kroner, who was blindfolded, told police that the car had cartridge tapes in the back seat and -a tape player was located on the passenger side of the front seat. She was in the trunk of the car most of the time she was being held. Ransom of $50,000 was delivered to a point determined by the kidnaper. Valparaiso police and the FBI are continuing the search for the suspect. Roadblocks were set up in several areas. nnaMy which Jacobsen was named as an unin-dicted co-conspirator, indicated that he had talked freely to the prosecutors. Under the bribery charge, however, Jacobsen can be sentenced to a maximum two years in jail and fined $10,000. Connally is the fourth former member of President Nixon's cabinet to be indicted by a federal grand jury. One of them, former Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge in the ITT case. Must Retire Roy Kittredgc Request for a deferment of mandatory retirement at the end of this month has been denied by the State Highway Commission for Roy Kittredge, superintendent of the Valparaiso Sub-District. Leonard Lucas, district engineer at LaPorte. said today he had learned by telephone from Tom Williams, director of personnel for the highway department, that Kittredge will not be allowed an extension of his service. Kittredge, 308 Madison St., said county GOP chairman Quentin Blachly was to have made the request of the commission, which met last Thursday. The sub-district superintendent, who turned 65 on July 11, has held the patronage post for 5'2 years, entering under the GOP administration of Edgar D. Whitcomb. Lucas said under normal replacement procedure, chairmen of the delegations in Porter. LaPorte. Jasper and Porter counties all at least partially served from the Valparaiso office would nominate a successor to Jittredge. That choice would be subject to approval by the Indianapolis office of the commission, he said. Blachly could not be reached today for comment on the situation. time for the committee's nationally broadcast public debate. The compromise did not include any mention of contempt of Congress for refusal to supply subpoenaed tape recordings. ' That now was expected to be taken up in a proposed third article. Chairman Peter W. Rodino, D-N.J., hoped to get a vote on the second article by the end of the day. No matter how the remaining articles fare, a House vote on whether Nixon should stand trial in the Senate was assured by Saturday's 27-11 vote to recommend impeachment. Six of the committee's 17 Republicans joined all 21 Democrats in voting for Article I, and Democrats working for bipartisan support of Article II think as many as seven Republicans may support it. Rep. M. Caldwell Butler, RVa., one of the six, sees the 35 per cent support for impeachment among committee Republicans holding up on the House floor, which would mean about 65 Republican votes when the House acts on the committee's recommendation about Aug. 23. With Southern Democrats in the House Invitation Is Effort ToDodge Issues: Fithian BEVERLY SHORES - Second District congressional candidate Floyd Fithian said Saturday an invitation extended by incumbent Rep. Earl Landgrebe for President Nixon to attend a rally in this area could be viewed as an effort to dodge election issues and "make this election a referendum on the administration." Fithian said such an attempt on Land-grebe's part to rally Republican faithful behind the President could shift the em-. phasis of the general election. The Lafayette professor and farmer said he was confused by Landgrebe's invitation to Nixon which followed immediately last week's unanimous Supreme Court decision ordering the release of White House tapes to Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. "I have no doubt that Richard Nixon is still more popular here than is Earl Land-grebe," said Fithian, notirig Landgrebe's 76,000 vote deficit in this district to Nixon in the 1972 election. He said perhaps Landgrebe has put the impeachment issue on such a high "personal and emotional" level that he believed it proper at this time to invite the President to this area. TProfi ff&fr6 AA. wmJ GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) - The foreign ministers of Greece, Turkey and Britain agreed early today on a "provisional solution" to end. the military confrontation on Cyprus, and the Turkish cabinet met shortly after dawn to consider it. Provisions of the agreement were not made public, but Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros said Turkish approval would clear the way for a second round of talks in about a week. KYRENIA, Cyprus (AP) - Turkish helicopters, merchant ships and navy landing craft continued to pour troops and supplies into the 200-squaremile Kyrenia-Nicosia salient that the Turks captured on the north coast of Cyprus, but the Turks made no attempt to expand their territory. Estimates of the Turkish force on the island ranged from 15,000 to 25,000 men with more than 200 tanks. Rauf Denktash, leader of the Turkish Cypriot community, announced that the Turkish civil administration has moved from Nicosia to Kyrenia. TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) - The Israeli army today expelled several hundred Jewish nationalists from occupied Jordan where they had squatted for four days in a challenge to Premier Yitzhak Rabin. The . troops loaded the 150 demonstrators into buses which took them to Jerusalem for a rally at the Wailing Wall. Several hundred sympathizers followed in cars. The semiofficial Israeli state radio said there was no violence. The demonstration was organized by conservative leaders of the right-wing Likud bloc who oppose Rabin's plan to exchange the West Bank, seized in the 167 Arab-Israeli war, for peace with Jordan. MOSCOW (AP) Soviet newspapers are still giving their readers only brief, vague articles about the "so-called Watergate affair," and the public never has been told frankly what impeachment ' involves. When . the House Judiciary Committee recommended Saturday night that President Nixon be impeached, the Soviet news agency Tass reported the vote briefly. It reported that White House spokesmen said Nixon is confident the full House of Representatives "will not decide . on impeachment, for there is no ground for that." The official Soviet line has been that those in the United States who oppose detente with the Soviet Union are among those pushing impeachment proceedings. expected to be influenced by the votes for Article I cast by their three colleagues on the committee, a substantial majority of the House appears likely to support impeachment. If a House majority impeaches Nixon, a Senate trial then would determine whether he should be revoved from office. Impeachment by the House requires only a majority vote. Conviction in the Senate would require a two-thirds vote. White House Chief of Staff Alexander M. Haig Jr. acknowledged that if a vote were to be held now on the House floor "it would be very close." Meanwhile, Assistant Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd said chances are "growing daily" that the Senate would convict Nixon in an impeachment trial. And Newsweek magazine said it had learned that one of Nixon's best congressional pulse-takers now counts only 36 senators for the President in an impeachment showdown only two more than he would need to remain in office. And Newsweek said that six of those 36 must be considered "soft." Although no final draft of Article II was approved at Sunday's caucus, members reported that it will accuse Nixon of violating his oath to preserve, protect and x. j. .... 11 U K' I. r: -X A.. i Holds Lakeside News Conference nni-ni ' LMiAnr'c r i J' . - i : ci .. BEVERLY SHORES Fielding newsmen's questions Saturday Fithian, (left), accompanied on tour of areas proposed for ex- during lakeside press conference at home of Mr. and Mrs. pansion of Dunes Robert Akers. is Democratic congressional hopeful Floyd D-Ariz. 5 .For By KEN DOWDELL BEVERLY SHORES Earl Landgrebe notwithstanding, a bill to nuture the expansion of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has "a 50-50 chance" of emerging alive from this session of Congress, according to Rep. Morris K. Udall, D-Ariz. Fourth ranking member of the House Interior and Insular Affairs, Udall said at a press conference here Saturday that Landgrebe's opposition to the controversial "Roush Bill" will be buffered by other bipartisan support from Indiana. "We have the horses" to approve in the House the proposed addition of 5,300 acres to the federal park, Udall said, even, though Landgrebe the Congressman from the affected area has not endorsed the move. "I bring you the word from Earl Landgrebe and the word is 'No,'" said Udall, playing on the 2nd District congressman's legendary voting record, and his opposition to the Lakeshore expansion that Landgrebe says would remove valuable property from Porter County tax rolls. Udall, who toured parts of the proposed Lakeshoe property with Landgrebe's fall opponent, Floyd Fithian, said support for at least part of the expansion measure has been shown by Gov. Otis Bowen, as well as Sen. Birch Bayh and Rep. Ray J. Madden, D-Gary. Proponents of the park enlargement view Bowen's offer of a 2,400-acre compromise bill as a positive sign from generally anti-expansion Republican forces. Udall admitted compounding energy concerns will likely have a setback effect defend the Constitution, and his constitutional duty to see that the laws are faithfully executed. 1 The alleged violations include: Authorizing or permitting the use of wiretapping and the dissemination of information from such surveillance without any justification of national security. Interfering unlawfully with the administration of the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI and the CIA. Authorizing and allowing to be maintained a secret investigating unit the plumbers) that engaged in unlawful activities. Impeding investigations of the Watergate break-in. Using his office to obtain information from the Department of Justice to help his aides who were under investigation for possible criminal prosecution in the Watergate cover-up. Failing to see that the laws were faithfully executed after he learned of the Watergate break-in and the involvement of his subordinates in the coverup. Shifting majorities are expected for the various sections, but all are likely to remain in the article and win final approval. SZ i I r i ' a V V". , . x.,- - .. a l -' (- fh Park for environmental issues before Congress, calling the situation an "environmental Valley Forge." He said "EPA (Environ- ' mental Protection Agency) is now a dirty word among some congressmen." "If we can't get 5,000 acres, we should go with 3,000," Udall said. "Some addition is better than nothing." He said he believes "reason and moderation" will be the criteria for making the final decision on the lakeshore. However, hotly debated legislation on stripmine reclamation may interfere with acceptance of the entire expansion proposal presented by Rep. J. Edward Roush, D Huntington, Udall, said. ... Roush's bill has been deferred for recommendation to the House parks and recreation subcommittee of the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, a congressional group, which Udall said "is swamped with a backlog of park proposals." ydall, who in 1966 helped usher through legislation establishing the 6,000-acre. Lakeshoe in northern Porter County, said pressure has not mounted from opposition to the extent it did during consideration of the original bill. Among the most controversial areas proposed for inclusion in the Lakeshore under the Roush bill is a tract bordering the Little Calumet River south of mill complexes of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and Midwest Steel Division of National Steel Corp. Industrialists have argued park use of that narrow strip would hinder use of . land south of the river for eventual steel mill growth. Also being debated is a greenbelt east of the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. generating plant that would buffer' 50 As they did in debating Article I on Saturday, supporters of Article II are planning to present factual data to back up the allegations. They probably will run into the same criticism from anti-impeachment Republicans, that they have failed to provide sufficient details to support impeachment. . The House will have to spell out the actual charges before a trial, and will then be limited to those charges in presenting evidence. With Nixon under Supreme Court orders to turn over 64 more tapes and documents to the special Watergate prosecutor, there is a possibility of further evidence becoming available that could fit into the , broad language of the articles at this stage. The likelihood of some action by the special prosecutor on Nixon's income taxes is being used by Rep. Edward Mezvinsky. D-Iowa. as an argument in favor of an additional article of impeachment charging Nixon with willful tax evasion Although the Internal Revenue Service did not assess Nixon a penalty for fraud when it held him $432,787 in arrears on his taxes for 1969-72, the matter has been presented to a grand jury. . , f , National Lakeshore by Rep. Morris K. L'dall, (V-M Staff Photo) ecologically unique Cowles ogr"and a third area now owned by Midwest Steel on the west side of Burns Ditch adjoining the present West Beach area of the national park. Gov. Bowen's plan calls for exclusion from the bill of most land along the Little Calumet, arguing that the Park Service would have difficulty setting boundaries and administering the tract. The governor's proposal also excludes those areas surrounding the Port of Indiana and the Town of Beverly Shores, which is surrounded by land that was in the original park property. Although residents of the town generally agree their "island" could economically be included in the expansion, and favor such a move. Bowen in his plan said the cost of purchasing that district would be prohibitive to the Park Service. For land covered in Roush's bill, the national park administration has esti-timated cost of land acquisition at $56.5 million. Bowen's plan would cut that estimate to $24 million, although proponents of the 5,300-acre enlargement argue the park service grossly inflated the purchase prices in its estimates. Porter County Weather Fair tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight in mid-60. High Tuesday in mid-. Chance of rain 20 per cent. Obituaries: Page 9 Sill

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