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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 8

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--Mav 26,1974 * Sunday Gazette-Mail Oft* freta NMKfHAL *£47MCA $£RVICl Figur« Show High ffmptrotam For Doy'iTM Sumfay lialattd Pr»cipilorion Not Indicated-- Contull Loco I Fo recoil The Weather Sunday, May 26, 1974 Sunrise 6:07 a.m. Sunset 7:44 p.m. FORECASTS Zones 1-5-8: Partly cloudy and continued cool. Highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s. Zones 2-3-4 ( C h a r l e s t o n ) : Partly cloudy and cool. Highs in the low to mid 6us. Lows in tne mid 4Us to near 50. Zones 6-7: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs around 60. Zone 9: Partly cloudy and cool. Highs in the mid 60s. Lows in the mid to upper 40s. WEST VIRGINIA - Partly cloudy and cool. Highs in the 60s. Lows in the 40s. WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA - Variable cloudiness. Highs in the mid 50s to WARM temperatures and clear skies are the outlook for the area today. A band of showers stretches across the Southeast, however. (APWirephoto) mid 60s Lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s. VIRGINIA - Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s. Lows in the 40s. OHIO -- Partly cloudy and cool. Highs in the 60s. Lows in the upper 30s and mid 40s. SATURDAY'S HUMIDITIES 5 a.m 69 11 a.m 50 5 p.m 48 SATURDAY'S WIND Highest 13 mph from NW at 1 p.m. TEMPERATURES Saturday's high : 67 Saturday's low 54 Record high (or May 25 was 92 set in 1970 Record low for May 25 was 33 set in 1956 PRECIPITATION 24-hour precipitation as of 7 p.m 0 Total tor the month of May 4.11 Total for the year 18.89 Mourners View Ellington's Body Payoff Authorization Evidence Claimed first learned of the hush money payments and the scope of the Watergate coverup attempt. Hunt and Frederick C. LaRue, the former Nixon reelection committee official who served as a go-between in the hush money payments, both testified a"t the Senate Watergate hearings that they could not recall the precise date of the March payment. But LaRue subsequently told a Watergate grand jury that he remembered the payment had been made the same night he had dinner with a personal friend, whom he identified to the grand jury as linger. Three members of the Judiciary Committee disclosed separately, and Unger confirmed in the interview, that his travel records proved the dinner -- ironically, in LaRue's apartment at the Watergate Complex -- was on March 21. ; "I only had dinner there once that week," Unger said. i"My records seem to indicate that it was on the 21st. I won't budget from that. I'm just sorry that I was there." »· i UNGER IS NOT under investigation for his apparently innocent involvement in the March 21 events. But his testimony about them, which he said he gave the grand jury late last year, "long before March 21 took on any importance to me," could prove to be a critical factor in the outcome of'the impeachment proceedings. As related by the judiciary committee members from !the grand jury evidence they ;saw, and affirmed by Unger, ·the following are the main ingredients in what one congressman called "the case of the smoky fireplace:" * On the night in question, LaRue had dinner at his apartment with Unger and Manyon M. Millican another former campaign official. LaRue said that a key to remembering that the dinner was the same night as the payment of the silence money was that the fireplace in the apartment had malfunctioned, filling the apartment with smoke. »· Earlier that day, allegedly at the instruction of former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, LaRue took $75,000 in $100 bills remaining from secret campaign funds and sealed them in a plain, 8Vz-by-ll-inch envelope. Following the dinn- ner, LaRue asked Millican to drive to Potomac, Md., a Washington suburb, and leave the envelope in the mailbox at the home of William 0. Bittman, then Hunt's defense attorney. * The following day, Bittman gave the envelope, still sealed, to Hunt. »· Late last year, the Watergate special prosecutor's office interviewed Unger after obtaining the description of the payment. Unger said that "they asked me when I had dinner with Fred LaRue." To fix the date, Unger produced the records of a business trip he had taken to New York on March 20 -- he stayed overnight at the Carlyle Hotel -and the pocket appointment diary containing the notation that he had gone on to Washington the next day March 21, and dined with LaRue. Some members of the Judiciary Committee reportedly questioned the accuracy of the records at the hearing last week because Unger had originally placed the trip to New York in the diary on March 19, and the dinner with LaRue on March 20, then crossed out the notations and placed each a day later. *· A S K E D TO e x p l a i n the change in the diary, Unger said in the telephone interview that he always had kept an accurate account of his out- of-town travel and that he discovered d u r i n g the week of March 1973 that he had listed his engagements incorrectly. i-i^BA^sSijSMi'.'.'iSiisSa^SiSSS' : "I made a mistake," he said. Unger added that he had corrected the diary at that time, a number of months before he was first asked by the prosecutors for the records of his trip. Moreover, the Judiciary Committee members said that the airline receipt and the Carlyle Hotel bill firmly fixed the date of the New York portion of the trip at March 20. The significance of Unger's testimony and records is illustrated by the alleged "overt acts" listed in the grand jury indictment of H. R. Haldeman, the former White House chief of staff; John D. Ehrlichman, the former domestic adviser to Nixon; Mitchell and four others for their alleged roles in the coverup. The grand jury charged that one overt act was Nixon's meeting the m o r n i n g of March 21 with Haldeman and Dean. At the time, Dean was the White House legal counsel. According to the edited transcripts of Watergate tape recordings made public early this month by the President, Dean told Nixon that Hunt was threatening to reveal "seamy" activities he had performed for the W h i t e House unless he received $120,000. At one point in the transcripts, Nixon said to Dean: "Just looking at the immediate problem don't you think you have to handle Hunt's financial situation damn soon?" Dean replied that he had discussed it with Mitchell and the President then said, "It seems to me we have to keep the cap on the bottle that much, or we don't have any options." Later in the March 21 discussion, in which the President seemed unable to decide whether to authorize the pay- rnent of silence money, the transcript shows Nixon said of the Hunt payment: "Would you agree t h a t that's the prime thing that you damn well better get done?" Ambulance Tours, Eases Patient Load FT. RILEY, Kan. (AP) Two medical corpsmen in an ambulance slowly tour the residential areas of this big Army post twice a day. The medical men disinfect and bandage scratches and cuts and supply medicine for minor aches and illnesses, particularly for children. One purpose is to lighten the o u t - p a t i e n t load at I r w i n Army Hospital. Another is to bring treatment to those who do not like hospitals, particularly youngsters. In the first five days, they had 132 patients who needed help -- and 29 of them they sent on to the hospital. "Obviously," Dean replied, "he ought to be given some signal anyway." »· ACCORDING to the White House transcript, Nixon uttered an expletive and said, "get it." Members of the Judiciary Committee disclosed earlier this week that the full sentence they heard on the March 21 tape was, "God damn it, get it." Other members said they remembered it as "for Christ's sake, get it." The grand jury indictment alleged that 30 minutes after the meeting ended Haldeman telephoned Mitchell, that Mitchell telephoned LaRue and "authorized" payment of $75,000 "for the benefit of Mr. "Hunt," that the money was delivered to Hunt's lawyer that night, and that Mitchell "assured" Ehrlichman the following day that Mr. Hunt "was not a 'problem' any longer." Unger worked as an advance agent for Nixon in the 1960 and 1968 presidential campaigns and served, until July 23, 1970, as the President's first appointee as general counsel of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Nixon nominated Unger to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission in 1970, but the nomination was withdrawn after the disclosure that Unger's 1968 federal income tax return was being audited. NEW YORK (AP)-Thousands of friends, admirers and fellow musicians lined up Saturday to view the body of jazz great Duke Ellington, lying in state wearing the nation's Medal of Freedom. Ellington, who succumbed to cancer and pneumonia at the age of 75, lay in an open coffin surrounded by dozens of floral displays as mourners filed by at a rate of 1,000 an hour. At one point, an ambulance pulled to the door of the Walter B. Cooke Funeral Home, giving speculation that one of the mourners had collapsed. But the ambulance drivers said they too had come to pay their respects to the famed band leader and composer. Ellington was given the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, in 1970 by President Nixon, who in another tribute Friday called the "Duke" the nation's foremost composer. * * * AMONG the mourners Saturday were two members of Ellington's f i r s t band in 1923-singer Maria Lucas, 67, and Frisco Bowman 71, a New Orleans-born drummer and guitar player who called Ellington "in the first class of jazz musicians." Red CAllender, a more recent member of the Duke's ensemble, said he first met Ellington as a boy.at the Cotton Club in Harlem. "He's the cause of whatever I am today," said Callender, a bass and tuba player. "I'm not really sad. I'm just happy that he came this way." The Rev. John G. Gensel, minister to the jazz community who will deliver the meditation at Ellington's funeral Monday, paid tribute to his friend's musicianship. "Jazz musicians like to argue, but very few ever argue that the two pillars of the jazz world were Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington," he said. * * * THOUSANDS of other mourners were fans of Ellington, and they came dressed in everything from dark mourning clothes to blue jeans to wait their turn to pay their respects. Ellington is survived by his sister, Ruth, and his son, Mercer, a trumpet player in the Ellington band. Ellington and his wife separated soon after their marriage in 1918. The funeral for Ellington will be 1 p. m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine here, a church where his second "sacred concert" was per- fromed in 1969. He will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in tne Bronx. Artifacts, Standards, Insurance Bills Signed From Page One Nixon Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, Director Roy Ash of the Office of Management and Budget and Chairman Herbert Stein of the Council of Economic Advisers. For the past 15 months, Rush has been deputy secretary of state and previously had been deputy secretary of defense and ambassador to West Germany. He is a former president of Union Carbide and in 1936 was one of Nixon's professors at the Duke University Law School. Nixon, who flew here Friday afternoon to spend a second successive weekend in the Florida sunshine, plans another nationwide radio address on Memorial Day. In a proclamation Saturay, he ordered the flag flown at half-staff on all U.S. buildings, installations and naval vessels, and urged display of the flag at half-staff from U.S. homes as well. »· THE PRESIDENT said this Memorial Day was an occasion to show special gratitude to "those who fell in the cause of freedom in the longest and perhaps the most difficult war in oyr history." It was reference to the Vietnam war, and Nixon said because of the efforts of those who died there "and the efforts of all our fighting forces, we can celebrate a year in which no American serviceman has fallen in the defense of his country." KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. I/PI President Nixon has signed three bills to save artifacts on federal construction sites, equalize military enlistment standards for both men and women and to set up a new veterans group life insurance, the White House said Saturday. The measure affecting the armed forces eliminates different standards for enlistment of men and women and makes qualifications now applying to males applicable to all enlistees. The new veterans life insurance increases coverage from $15,000 to $20,000 and makes coverage available to veterans during a five-year period after expiration of their servicemen's group life insurance (SGLI). It also extends Police Probe Radio Station Break-In City police Saturday continued their search for a group of men who broke into the studio of the now-defunct radio station WKNA-FM Friday, making off with about $60,000 in radio transmitting equipment and records. The studio, located at 816 Chelsea Road, is owned by Nick Ciccarelo and Dr. Harvey Wells. Police said persons living in the vicinity of the studio no- tived a group of men loading equipment into a station wagon and a truck from about noon Friday to 8:30 p.m. One of the men was described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, w e i g h i n g about 300 pounds.and another was said to be young with shoulder- length hair. Investigating the theft were detectives Ed Leonard and Harvey Bush and Patrolman Tom Robertson. Egypt Gets Iranian Loan TEHRAN, Iran UP) - Iran said Saturday it has granted Egypt a loan and credits worth more than $1 billion for development projects. It said they included reconstruction of Port Said, expansion of the Suez Canal, building of an oil pipeline between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean and the establishment of a Cairo-based Iranian- Egyptian development bank. 'Can't Stop NOW The President of the National Organization for Women said Saturday that both men and women have been dehumanized by the intellectual, political, economical, educational and religious rape of women. Wilma Scott Heide was one of the first speakers at the NOW conference which runs through Tuesday. Ms. Heide spoke on the theme of the meeting: "You Can't Stop NOW." (AP Wirephoto) coverage to certain, members of the ready reserves, national guard and retired reserves. The third new law puts the power of the federal government behind efforts to salvage archeological, historical or scientific artifacts that could be lost because of earth-moving projects. It allows any federal agency involved in a construction project to use up to one per cent of the appropriated money for salvaging such items. It also authorizes appropriation of $6 million over five years to salvage artifacts on property owned by private organizations or private citizens and another $13 million to finance recovery of artifacts from any federally aided building project. American Film Tops At Cannes By Vincent Canby (C) New York Times Service CANNES, France-American films and film makers won three of the five top prizes awarded at the close of the 27th Cannes International Film Festival last night. "The conversation," written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was named the grand prize winner as the best film. Jack Nicholson was named best actor for his performance as the tough-telk- ' ing, beer-drinking shore patrolman in "The Last Detail," and the best screenplay award went to "Sugarland Express," written by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins. The special jury prize was given to Pier Paolo Pasolini's visually spectacular "A Thousand and One nights," an Italian entry. This is, in effect, the second prize in the best film category. Marie Jose Nat was cited as best actress for her performance in "Les Violons du Bal," the autobiographical French film written and directed by Michel Drach (Miss Nat's husband) about the early days of the Nazi occupation. Charles Boyer, the veteran French actor who was a romantic star in Hollywood for many years, was voted an "hommage" by the jury f»r his role as a philosophical ar- istocart in Alain Resnais's film "Stavisky" about the notorious swindler. Carlos Saura, director of Spain's "La Prima Angelica" (Cousin Angelica), won this year's jury prize in recognition of his new film as well as his entire body of work. Saura's film managed the difficult task of being both comic and bitter about Spanish life without offending the government. The prizes, which were announced Friday afternoon, were awarded to the winners in formal ceremonies at the festival palace. American films dominated the festival in number and quality. Six of the 27 films in competition were American and all, with one exception, were well received. The surprise here last night was that the jury made no attempt, as juries in the past have done, to apportion the prizes evenly among the competing nations. Said a French journalist: "It's a revolution, a small one, but a revolution just the same." FIRST OF WHK. .. STAR VALUES! Prices Effective thru Tuesday May 28,1974! "ST Smoked-Cookedl ! ·WHOLE SCOT PRIDE BACON Armour's VERY-BEST Pork!' SLICED QUARTER PORK LOIN ARMOUR STAR HOT DOGS 12-01. PKC KRAFT'S Macaroni Cheese DINNER 2% LO-FAT MILK ·Plastic $129 Gallon WITH COUPON Chase Sanborn COFFEE Regular Elect rk Perk · Expires Saturday June 1,1974 ( Limit one coupon per family. TENDER GREEN BEANS FRESH CORN

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