The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 2, 1974 · Page 3
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Friday, August 2, 1974
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Democrats eye Burger's role in possible impeachment trial WASHINGTON (AP) - The effort to overhaul the Senate's impeachment rules stems in «ft Pu° m r a ^"weratic fear mat thief Justice Warren E Burger would wield a pro-Nixon gavel if there is an impeachment trial of President Nixon According to these fears Senate Democrats might look bad if they constantly had to appeal rulings by' Burger upholding the President's lawyers, Senate sources said Other sources recalled reports of close relations between Burger and the White House. In public, there is a reluctance by senators to say anything but the nicest things about Burger, named by Nixon five years ago to succeed Chief Justice Earl Warren. "The same issue would have been raised if Mr. Warren had been chief justice," said Democratic leader Mike Mansfield, who included several limitations on Burger in his broad proposal to overhaul Senate impeachment rules. "It is a matter of senatorial prerogative," the Montana Democrat said Thursday. "This is a matter for duly elected senators, to have the responsibility and not to •delegate it." Asked for an explanation of Mansfield's effort, one source recalled that several months ago Mansfield made public a letter to Burger asking that the Supreme Court be kept in session through the summer. The letter drew a prompt rejection from the chief justice. In addition to taking away the chief justice's authority to break ties on procedural questions, a power exercised twice by Chief Justice Salmon Chase in the 1868 trial of President Andrew Johnson, Mansfield proposed to lay down standards on crucial areas that could arise at an impeachment trial. These include the standards for admission of evidence and for senators to determine whether the impeachment charges had been proved. By so doing, supporters of the changes hope to spell things out so that Burger's latitude in making rulings would be circumscribed. However, a bipartisan majority in the Senate Rules Committee apparently believes, after studying- the county court Reagan to name successor for Ed Reinecke SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — While Ed Heinecke vows to remain in office one more month, Gov. Ronald Reagan faces the problem today of choosing a successor to the lieutenant governor, convicted on federal perjury charges. Reagan's press secretary, Clyde Walthall, said on Thursday that the Republican governor will appoint a new lieutenant governor when the office is vacated. State Atty. Gen. Evelle Younger, in a formal opinion on Thursday, ruled that Uei- necke's post will be vacated automatically when he is sentenced Aug. 30 on his perjury conviction. But in a letter to Reinecke, Younger warned that any official action he may take between now and then could lead to "lengthy, costly litigation" because of his perjury conviction. Any successor would serve only the remaining four months of Reinecke's term, which expires Jan. 6, 1975 Reinecke was convicted Saturday of lying to a U.S. Senate committee about when he told then-U.S. Atty. Gen. John Mitchell about a $200,000 International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. pledge to underwrite the 1972 Republican National Convention. Capitol sources said GOP leaders, led by Reagan, private!} 1 were pressuring Reinecke to step down immediately. They said the chief cause of concern was the prospect that Reagan might have to cancel a planned out-of-state political tour beginning Aug. 11 rather than leave Reinecke as acting governor. But Walthall and Reinecke's aides refused to confirm or Ballet stars visit London LONDON (AP) - Valery and Galina Panov, exiled Russian ballet stars, are visiting London to thank the people who took part in the campaign to get the Soviet Union to let them emigrate to Israel. "We are very happy to l)e here," they shouted to fans who greeted them on Thursday. deny the reports. Reinecke, who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for governor under the shadow of the Watergate grand jury perjury indictment which led to his conviction, repeated his claim that he is "absolutely not guilty." He cited Younger's opinion that he is eligible to hold office for one more month, and added, "The office of lieutenant governor will never have to be vacated through legal action by the state. I will voluntarily resign prior to such an action being necessary." ' Reinecke faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $2,000 fine. Six cases have been disposed of in County Court. Four defendants changed pleas to charges brought by the city and the state. The four had been scheduled for jury trials. Robert Michael Flom, Henning, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of careless driving upon a motion made by the city attorney. He was fined $100. Richard Allen Stavaas, St. Paul, pleaded guilty to one charge of driving while intoxicated, and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of careless driving, upon a motion made by the city attorney. He was fined $300 and ordered to attend a safety seminar on the first charge, and fined $100 on the second. Mary Beverly Baden, Wadena, pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated. She was fined $300 and ordered to attend a safety seminar. William Blair Parker, Wadena, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving upon a motion made by the county attorney, and guilty to driving while intoxicated. He was fined $300 on each charge and sentenced to 90 days imprisonment. Stay of the jail term was granted on the condition that the defendant enter the Drug Dependency RehabilitationCenter at the state hospital. matter this week, that for the most part the present rules should apply. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.V., Mansfield's deputy and the Senate's chief rules expert, said he isn't that concerned about the chief justice. He noted that, on any procedural ruling, the Senate can override the chief justice. "I think we're all going to be reasonable men, including the chief justice," Byrd said. In deciding Thursday to work from the current rules, the Rules panel made no decision on possible changes. It appears to be closely divided on the question of whether Burger should vote. It is also divided on the issue of whether it should set standards for admitting evidence, though that too is a matter the Senate can decide each time a question is raised. It decided to defer any proposed changes in rules until after it hears proposals from individual senators next Monday and Tuesday. to examined ROCHESTER, Minn. (API- Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun is in Rochester, Minn., undergoing an annual physicial examination at the Mayo Clinic. Blackmun a former Rochester resident, said he expects to finish the exam today and return to Washington, D.C., on Saturday. He is a former counsel for the clinic. Russian poet hospitalized MOSCOW (AP) - Yevgeny Yevtubhenko, the 41-year-old Russian poet, has been hospitalized for inflamation of the heart sac, Soviet sources report. The sources said on Wednesday that Yevtushnko entered the hospital after becoming ill while on vacation earlier this month at a Black Sea resort. He is expected to remain in the hospital through the end of the month. The one-time angry young man of the Soviet cultural scene, Yevtushenko has become increasingly orthodox in recent years. Selecting beef for outdoor grilling Fergus Fills (Mi.) Iwui f'ri.,Aujust2,1974 The outdoor barbecue season is in full swing, but the unique characteristics of charcoal cookery may leave some consumers pondering what cuts to select from the meat counter. Richard Epley, extension meat specialist at the University of Minnesota, advises backyard chefs to choose beef cuts from the rib and loin. These steaks are normally tender and they respond well to the dry heat of a grill. Epley says two things happen when meat is cooked. The muscle toughens and the connective tissue softens into a gelatin-type substance. Tender beef from the rib and loin contains little connective issue, so the cook's main concern should be cooking the meat quickly to prevent the muscle from toughening. If you choose less tender, and often cheaper, beef cuts, watch for adequate fat marbling, Epley recommends. Much ot this fat will cook away, but the resulting meat will be juicier and more tender compared to cuts with little or no marbling. Beef that usually responds best to moist heat and slow cooking is not as well suited to grilling. It can be marinated before cooking or treated with meat tenderizers, but Epley reminds consumers that these methods have little effect on the internal tenderness of thick meat. They only break down tough connective tissues close to the meat surface. He suggests starting your charcoal fire at least 30 minutes before you put on the meat Spread the coals about an inch apart and adjust the grid so it is 6 to 8 inches from the coals. Cook inch-thick steaks 10 to 15 minutes for rare, 15 to 20 minutes for medium, and 20 to 30 minutes for well done. Add about five minutes to these times for Hi-inch thick steaks. AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS • Pole Sheds • Dairy Barns • Hog Confinement •All Types of Farm Buildings — We Build Anvwhere — BOB NORDICK FOXHOME — PHONE 218-734-6144 Sons die while father imprisoned LOS ANGELES (AP) Since Manuel Padilla started serving a 255-day sentence in the las Angeles County jail, both of his young sons have been killed in accidents. The 2fi-year-old prisoner was dressed in civilian clothes instead of prison denims Thursday night as he attended memorial services with the permission of jail officials for 10- year-old Manuel Padilla Jr., the victim of injuries sustained in a fall from a bicycle. "I know now that I want to see my sons again," his former wife quoted Padilla as saying. "The only way possible to see them is to go to Heaven. I have to lead a good life. I can't go back to drugs. I can't go back to jail." Padilla's other son by another marriage, Danny, 4, was killed June 26 while riding in a car with his grandparents to get ice cream. Their car was hit by a truck that ran a stop sign. Padilla had requested permission for temporary release from jail to attend young Danny's funeral. But there was a mixup in official paperwork, and when the boy was buried Padilla was behind bars. Today, Padilla, sentenced on burglary, narcotics and escape charges, will leave the jail again briefly to attend young Manuel's funeral. He will be a pallbearer. "I really think it is uplifting for him to be released. I think it will give him strength," Teresa Lutz said of her former husband after the memorial service for her only son in the Congregational Church at suburban Sierra Madre on Thursday night. "We really appreciate them letting him out. He has had a terrible time," said her husband, Richard. Padilla was accompanied to the church by three sheriff's deputies in plainclothes, but they sat apart from him while. he joined family and friends during the services. Young Manuel suffered severe head injuries in the fall from his bike in April. The boy- had been in coma on and off and had undergone four operations before his death in Children's Hospital on Tuesday. Padilla was jailed on Nov. 14, 1973, and" is due to be released Aug. 14. 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