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I- 2 Part 1-Mon., Mar. 12,1973 pgflngrIt0,gtmcgP Mm :.:f -I' "AAt:A CIA Man : China ' : defeases Nixon Insists Staff Is Exempt From Congressional Quiz WASHINGTON OP)- -President -Nixon said today that it will be his policy to decline any request by Congress for an appearance by a member or former member of his personal staff to testify before a congressional committee. The Issue of executive privilege or the President's right to privacy of communications within the executive branch of the government has been spotlighted sharply in recent months through investigations into the ' bugging " and break-in of the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate. Mr. Nixon already has made it clear that he would not permit his counsel, John Dean, to appear before a congressional committee to discuss his role in investigating the Watergate case for the White House. In a White House statement, which he had promised at a Jan. 31 press conference, Mr. Nixon spelled out his policy on executive privilege. , ;He said it was "well-established precedent" for members and former members of a President's personal staff to decline a request for a formal appearance before a committee i of; the Congress. Names of POWs !.."; From California WASHINGTON OP) Here is a list of servicemen from California to be released Wednesday by North Vietnam. . The Pentagon provided the man's name, rank, service and home town of record. Other information comes from files, POW families and other sources. In some cases the home town of record differs from the current residence of his wife or parents, from his birthplace, or from his last duty station. In these instances, other communities where the man has ties are listed after the home town of record. : Names are listed alphabetically. :; Capt Anthony C. Andrews, Chico; Lt. Col. Robert W. Burnett, Los Angeles; Capt. Terry Boyer, Visalia; Capt. William V. Butler, Los Angeles; Capt. Carl D. Chambers, Pacific Palisades; Comdr. Verlyne W. Daniels, Stockton, Calif., and Ness City, Kan. Capt. David E. Ford, Melrose, Mass., and Sacramento; ol. Laird Gutterson, Culver City and Tucson; Maj. Carl W. Lasiter, Grand Fork, N.D., and San Diego; Capt. Ronald M. Lebert, whose wife lives in California; Col. John E. Stavast, Claremont and Pueblo, Colo.; Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm, San Mateo; Maj. Terry J. Uyeyama, San Francisco and Austin, Tex. - Comdr. Claude D. Clower, Beaumont, Tex., and San Diego; Comdr. Edward D. Estes, Purdy, Mo., and Lemoore, Calif.; Capt. Charles R. Gillespie, Meridian, Miss., and Miramar, Calif.; Comdr. James M. Hickerson, Atlanta Ga., and Lemoore; Lt. Comdr. Earl G. Lewis, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and San Diego; Lt. Joseph S. Mobley, Manhattan Beach; Capt. Leo T. Profilet, Cairo, 111., and FafoAlto. Comdr. Paul H. Schulz, Erie, Pa., and San Diego and Meadow Vista, Calif.; Comdr. Robert J. Schweitzer, Philadelphia and Lemoore; Lt. Theodore G. Stler, Menasha, Wis., and San Diego. . - MlimilHWlWIIMMIWWPlMWIHHmiIWl,IHljl-. OM I fn;: :, :i-A m ;m$-';: MmhAAmr AtA:A$:'; s - . f u-s:y i A "A V .. :$ A vAA'A-f A A :-A'"--c ;, ; f ii aAAA. '. AA A' 'I !';: - W W - f A if' N ''!-: ryJ' : h V V''-" ?l-Ai-'A::iA-,-AA:A' ij Af ;.!:V:J V f I : :i-::;A-: : ' ; ti . . - ' . " ' " w-Mfatrt rimmiuxM '-r- -riiv'Tfi-nwunii-n-nttriirr 1 FAMILIAR NAME Lt. Comdr. John S. McCain Weight, whose name appears on a list of POWs to be f reed Wednesday, is the son of retired Adm. John S. McCain Jr., center, former commander U.S. AND RUSSIA BEGIN ARMS TALKS GENEVA m U.S. and Soviet negotiators today resumed the second phase of their supersecret strategic arms limitation talks SALT II after a recess of almost three months. t Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson .and Soviet Dep. Foreign Minister Vladimir S. Semenov conferred in the Soviet mission to fix the time of the first plenary session, due later this week. The next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday. POW John McCain Is Grandson and Son of Admirals SAIGON MP) A Navy pilot, whose name appears on a list of POWs being released by Hanoi Wednesday, is the son and namesake of the admiral who directed some of the heaviest bombing raids over North Vietnam. ; Lt. Comdr. John S.-McCain III, 36, was shot down in his Skyhawk jet by a SAM missile over North Vietnam on Oct. 26, 1967, eight months before his father, Adni. John S. McCain Jr., took over in Honolulu as commander of the U.S. forces in the Pacific. His grandfather, Vice Adm. John Sidney McCain, was a top carrier commander in World War II who died of a heart attack four days after witnessing the Japanese surrender aboard the battleship Missouri. ' The third-generation carrier sailor parachuted into True Ban Lake northwest of Hanoi while his stricken jet plunged into a factory compound. He was captured by women and teen-agers of "the people's security service." Previous Narrow Escape Young McCain previously had narrowly escaped death in the fire and explosions that swept the flight deck of the carrier Forrestal on July 29, 1967, as he was about to be catapulted off for a raid against North Vietnam. The blasts set off by faulty rockets, killed 132 of his tshipmates. But McCain leaped from his smoking plane and. scrambled to safety. "After, seeing all that burning napalm," the admiral's son later told newsmen, "and the carnage that those bombs left on the deck, I am not sure that I want to drop any more of that stuff on North Vietnam." , Apparently duty and family heritage overcame his doubts; within three months he was ejecting from his plane into True Ban Lake. -, Throughout his tour in Honolulu, the admiral refused to discuss, his son's . capture publicly. His silence was most noticeable on Thanksgiving Day, 1970, when Joe McCain, another son who had served on the Enterprise off Vietnam, ate pig fat, mashed pumpkin and dried rice in a bamboo cage in Los Angeles' Pershing Square, with the relatives of 100 other captured pilots. The demonstration ended with a message Joe knew would never reach his brother: "Keep the faith, John. We'll not rest until you get out. After years of silence, we're going to the American people and not quit until every man is home." Plane Speeding 3im to Bedsit! e of Ailing Mother , ANCHORAGE, Alaska W-k U.S. Air Force transport carrying; John T. Downey home after more than 20 years of imprisonment in Chjna touched down at Elmendorf Air Force Base today; refueled quickly and departed immediately for Hartford, Conn. The plane left Alaska at 1:30 p.m. EST. : Downey, the last American prisoner of the Korean War, is rushing rto the bedside of his critically . ill mother in Connecticut. Peking let the CIA operative 'go after an appeal from President Nixon that he be allowed to join his 75-year-old mother, Mary Downey of New. Britain. His. release had: been expected as a. result of. the visits to Peking by Mr. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger but not until later this year. ' ','" The other two Americans known to be held in China, Air Force Maj. Philip E. Smith and Lt. Comdr. Robert J. Flynn, are scheduled to be freed oh Thursday. Downey' "told Red Cross representatives that he was in the same cell block with them and both appeared to be in "excellent spirits and health." ' - - Strayed Over China Both Smith and Flynn were shot down on missions in Vietnam when they strayed over China. Downey, who has spent nearly 21 of his 42 years in Chinese prisons, looked pale but smiled continuously when he arrived at Clark Air Base in the Philippines from. Hong Kong. He told newsmen he was "fine." At Clark he found his brother William, a New York attorney, who had arrived several hours earlier. "I just want to say how grateful I am for being released," Downey told newsmen. "And I appreciate the Chinese government letting me go at this time, and President Nixon for his efforts on my behalf, and Dr. Kissinger. I'm very pleased to be out; and at the same time, I'm, very anxious' to get home and -see -my mother." 1 . William Downey said a doctor had examined, his brother on. the flight from Hong Kong and "he checks out fine on a preliminary examination. He certainly fefcls and looks, good." . Downey's mother, who.visited him a number of times in Peking, suf-. fered a stroke last Wednesday. Lutheran Leader Kent Knutson Dies MINNEAPOLIS' Dr.'' Kent Knutson, president of the American Lutheran Church died " today, five months ' after he was hospitalized with a rare brain disorder, a church spokesman said. He was 48. Dr. Knutson entered a hospital in Rochester last Oct. 23. Mayo Clinic doctors later diagnosed his illness as Jacob Kreutzfeld disease, a disorder that affects the central nervous system. ' v". He was stricken after a mid-1972 trip around the world that took him to Lutheran churches in the Fat-East and India. of U.S. forces in Pacific, and the grandson of the late Vice Adm. John S. McCain, a World War II carrier commander who died of a heart attack four days after witnessing the Japanese surrender. W! photos -5 i 1 i ' if I "t" i T - Hi- r - A$. : '- SAD DEPARTURE Unidentified woman, center, comforts Fiona and Miranda Sharples daughters FTC Wants Aspirin Makers to Advertise They Misled Public WASHINGTON (UPD-The Federal .Trade ; Commission ' accused makers of leading aspirin products today of false and misleading advertising. It asked that they devote 2o',i, of the future ads to' admitting Named in the complaint were the manufacturers of Bufferin, Exce-drin, Excedrin PM, Anacin," Arthritis Pain Formula, Bayer, Cope, Vanquish and Midol. Among the claims which the FTC said were false: i That Bufferin works twice as fast as aspirin. . WThat Excedrin relieves tension and anxiety.,.. r . . That Bayer is more, effective for . relief of minor pain than other aspir-' in. , . That Anacin is more effective for pain relief than plain aspirin. The complaint was originally proposed by the FTC nearly a year ago. Negotiations since then between the agency .and the drug companies failed to resolve the issue and the FTC today moved formally against them, - The companies were directed to show cause why they should not be ordered to stop the advertising practices called into question. ' . Entirely Admissions The-FTG proposed, that they not be allowed to advertise the products in. question for a period of two years unless they devote 25?o of their advertising expenses, not including production, in each medium to corrective ads. . r Those ads would have to be approved by the . FTC and would consist exclusively of confessions that previous advertising was : wrong, and what the truth is. " : " The three major drug' companies involved all indicated they would fight the FTC action. ' Sterling Drugs, Inc., maker, of Bayer Aspirin. Cope, .Vanquish and Midol, had already reached a firm decision tb-tlefend. its. advertising claims vigorously in the courts. - American Home .Products .Corp., maker-of Anacin and Arthritis Pain Formula, and Bristol-Myers Co., maker of Bufferin and the two Excedrin products, said they would announce their plans later. Moon Robot Car Goes 7 Miles Since Jan. 16 ' MOSCOW to Russia's unmanned . moon rover, Lunokhod 2, has covered nearly seven miles since it was landed on . the moon's Lemonnier crater Jan. 16, Tass reported today. . The government news agency indicated the robot car is, traveling five times faster, than its predecessor, Lunokhod 1, which rambled 6.6 miles during the 10 months it operated on the Sea of Rains in 1070-71. 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A government spokesman said there was no immediate intention of MUSIC STARS TO SALUTE PAT NIXON IN BIRTHDAY FETE WASHINGTON UP1 "An Evening at the White House" with top country and western music star Merle Haggard and the youthful rock groups the five Osmond Brothers, will celebrate First Lady Pat Nixon's 61st birthday Saturday; night. Actually, Mrs. Nixon's" birthday is on March 16, but she has always preferred to celebrate it on St. Patrick's Day. . ; " ' vL . About 250 guests have been invited to' the' 8:30 p.m. performance, which will be followed by a late evening champagne buffet and dancing. It is the second such event in the White House this year. The first one was on March 3 with Sammy Davis Jr. entertaining. GM Says It Won't Be Able to! Meet Smog Standa rds by 1 975 WASHINGTON W General Mo-tois, the world's largest manufactu-t rerof automobiles, told the Environmental Protection Agency today it will not be able to meet the agency's 1973 -.standards for reducing auto-emission pollution. Ernest Starkman, GM's vice president for environmental affairs, urged EPA to delay enactment of the standards for one year, a request expected to be reiterated by Ford, Chrysler and other domestic and foreign automakers. "GM cannot comply with the requirement proposed for 1975," Starkman said. ' He made the statement at the dpening day of court-ordered EPA hearings on the proposed regulations. EPA Administrator William E. Ruekelshaus, who earlier denied the automakers' request for an extension, cited the foul air in many urban communities as reason for imposing stringent restrictions on auto exhausts. J- of murdered governor of Bermuda as young women leave London airport to join mother in Bermuda. IP) Wirephola imposing a curfew on these resort islands. - The only other effect of the emergency is that police and immigration ' officers have been given the power to refuse persons permission to leave -Bermuda jf thpy want to question theni;". Tt. H Bflt the spokesman said that no one had been detained as yet anjLaJl ffighlwre leavinand-araying Sn rfiormaf schedules? ' Apart from heavy security around Government House, the governor's residence, there was little evidence of emergency conditions in Hamilton and other places on the islands. Hotels are jammed with tourists, mostly Americans. In London, the Royal Navy announced that two other frigates in the . Caribbean were ordered to search for Sharpies' two sons, ChHs-topher26, and. David, 17, who were reported to have left Rio de Janeiro for.Bermuda last .Wednesday on the family yacht. One of the British navy vessles is the frigate Minerva with Prince Charles, heir to the throne, on board. The vessel visited Bermuda late, last month and Charles was a dinner guest of Gov. and Lady Sharpies. . . . .. The Sharpies two daughters, .Fiona, 23, and Miranda, 21, arrived from London, where they have jobs. British Rail Protest ; Walkout Ends Slowly - LONDON m Britain's state-owned railroad system slowly got under way today after a 24-hour protest walkout by train drivers. But a slowdown continued to make life miserable for London commuters. ' "It is now reasonably clear that more than 2j major American cities will require the imposition -of controls on the use of motor vehicles if national ambient air standards for carbon monoxide and photochemical oxidants are to be achieved according to the timetable laid down in the Clean Air Act," Ruekelshaus said.- In an effort to resolve the dispute, Starkman offered an alternative solution which would strengthen current restrictions but soften the proposed 1973 standards. He also urged that catalytic converters, Detroit's chief . devices for curbing certain noxious emissions, be required only on cars sold in California to test their reliability and production. ; " He said California sales constitute 7. of GM's total passenger-car pr-duction. ' In statements submitted at the outset of the hearings. Ford and Chrysler proposal similar, compromise plans.' " , .'. i

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