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GAZETTE-MAIL C I T Y E D I T I O N THE OUTLOOK - Partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers. Highs from upper 80s to low 90s. Details on Page 8A. Charleston, West Virginia. Sunday .\Iorning.June9, 1974 M O S T C O M P E T E N E W S P A P E R W I T H T W O C H E A T M A G A Z I N E S A N D W O R L D ' S B E S T C O M I C S Watergate Cases Delays Foreseen Cool A long, cool drink of water is taken by Kimberly Dawn Cunningham, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Cunningham Jr. of 1005 Somerset Dr. The youngster headed for the fountain at Coonskin Park when the temperature reached 85 degrees Saturday. (Staff Photo by Ferrell Friend) U.'S. 9 Saudis Sign Pact WASHINGTON--UPI-- The United States signed on Saturday a wide-ranging economic agreement with Saudi Arabia designed to help the .oil-rich but feudal monarchy move into the industrial 20th century. Beginning, next, m o n t h , teams of American business- Tornadoes Kill 8 in Oklahoma D R U M R I G H T , Okla. (AP) -- Tornadoes slashed across Oklahoma on Saturday, killing eight persons and injuring as many as 100. The twisters struck first at Oklahoma City, and in the next six hours hopscotched northeastward to Tulsa, 100 miles away. ·· D r u m r i g h t , a town of 3,000, appeared to be the hardest hit in the tornadoes' path. Gov. David Hall's office said five persons were killed in the town 43 miles west of Tulsa. Injury figures at Drumright varied. The highway patrol, Civil Defense and other officials reported 100 persons injured. The Creek County sheriff's office reported 20 to 25 injuries, but that figure appeared to be too low. At one hospital alone, authorities said they were treating 28 injured brought from Drumright. That hospital was in nearby Gushing, and other casualties from Drumright were being treated at other hospitals in the area, includ- Hijackers Get $600,000 FORT L A U D E R D A L E , Fla. (AP) -- Two armed men hijacked an armored Wells- Fargo truck Saturday night, tied up the driver and escaped with about $600,000 in cash and checks, police said. A Broward County sheriff's spokesman said the driver was later found handcuffed inside the t r u c k w h i c h was abandoned at the New York Yankees' spring training park. The d r i v e r was unharmed. Police said they did not know the whereabouts of the holdup men. In Sept. 5, 1973, several armed men hijacked a Brinks a r m o r e d t r u c k i n n e a r b y Pembroke Pines and made off with $250,000. No suspects have been arrested in that pflse. ,,,, ing the one in Drumright itself. In Tulsa, police said three persons were killed. Roofs were blown off and some major streets were impassable because of fallen trees and power lines. The Drumright. twister hit at 6:01 p.m. EOT, about 2Vz hours after the first tornadoes in the state were reported at Oklahoma City, where 16 persons were injured. After raking Drumright, the belt of funnel clouds continued its northeastward path, heading for Tulsa. About an hour later, Tulsa police reported that high winds had caused extensive damage at a small airport. Light planes were "blowing like leaves," one officer said. (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 5) men, scientists, educators, agricultural experts will shuttle off to the Persian Gulf to expand production of fertilize r , - e s t a b l i s h university science courses, and otherwise assist "in the realization of Saudi aspirations." A joint statement signed by Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and Prince Fahd, interior minister and likely successor to King Faisal, also promises to keep the Saudi armed forces up to date. State Department officials said U. S. survey teams already in the kingdom are likely to forward specific military requests from Faisal. One item may be phantom jets. These officials said Washington is prepared to work out similar economic alliances with other Arab countries. Egypt already is a candidate and Jordan was said to be a potential one. The agreement made no mention of oil and the boycott Saudi [Arabia and other Arab producers imposed against the United States last year However, by h e l p i n g to create what one U. S. official called "an atmosphere of stability," the United States hopes to assure itself and the West, in general, a continuing and adequate oil supply. Fahd reviewed the subject during three days of talks with President Nixon, Kissinger and other U. S. officials. AP, Wash. Post W A S H I N G T O N - The chances are growing increasingly slim that the Watergate timetables established by federal judges and congressional leaders are going to be met. Both m a j o r Watergate My Duty' Ford's Defense LOGAN, Utah - (AP) Vice President Gerald R. Ford said Saturday that he is trying to "head off deadlock" over Watergate, and said it should not be so surprising that he seems to support President Nixon one day and the House impeachment inquiry the next. The Vice President said he has been getting a lot of friendly advice to stop traveling so much and making so many statements on the subject. He said they have come in letters, telegrams, and in late night telephone calls, at receptions, from the news media., and even in shouts from passersby. »· "IN SHORT," he said, "why don't I sit down and shut up like a good Vice President should?" Ford was commencement speaker at Utah State University, where his son, Jack, is studying forestry. Ford was presented an honorary doctor of laws degree in the ceremony in the university's modern, brightly colored Spectrum special events center. He said the first thing people want ft know is why he doesn't stop flying around the country and making so many statements, instead of staying in Washington and doing his job. "Second," he said, "if I must make speeches and permit press questions wherever I go r why do I uphold the President one day and the next day (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 2) trials now are threatened with long delays. And the House Judiciary C o m m i t t e e ' s impeachment inquiry, already behind schedule, hasn't yet settled the issue of calling witnesses. Not yet confronted is the growing possibility that the trials and the impeachment process could conflict, forcing a postponement in one or the other. · HERE IS how the situation has developed: · U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell told White House lawyers on Friday he is considering issuing a contempt citation as a result of President Nixon's refusal to let a defense lawyer accompany his client on an examination of White House files. The conflict between Gesell and the President could delay the start of the plumbers trial now scheduled for June 17. Gesell said recently that if the trial doesn't get under way on schedule it could be delayed as much as a year. »· The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on July 8 on whether President Nixon has a right to withhold material subpoenaed as evidence in the coverup trial, scheduled to start Sept. 9. A court decision could take weeks, possibly coming around Aug 1. Further delays could postpone the trial.' *- Only two months ago, congressional leaders were saying the House Judiciary Comm i t t e e m i g h t report its findings early in'June. But committee chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., talks now about the end of July. And still unresolved are demands from the Republican minority to call witnesses. There had been concern about the possible effect of leaks from the judiciary committee on the court cases. But it has been the reverse so far. It was a leak from the court -- news that the grand jury had named the President an unindicted co-conspirator -that could influence dramati- cally the deliberations of the Judiciary Committee. If the judiciary committee reports a bill of impeachment, something even the White House concedes is a strong possibility, there would follow a highly publicized debate in the .House. Defendants in the coverup trial would probably claim some of the evidence would prejudice potential jurors against them. »· THE PUBLICITY could force an order to postpone the trial. More likely to force a postponement would be a Supreme Court decision which upheld the subpoena but per- (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 1) 1-64 Crash Kills Pilot In Cabell By Rick Steelhammer BARBOURSVILLE - A 55-year-old Kentucky man was killed Saturday when he crash-landed a rented, single- engine plane on an embankment on 1-64, about four miles west of here. Cabell County Sheriff Ted Barr identified the victim as L. L. Cook Jr. of Flatwoods, Ky., He was an employe of Amrco Steel Corp. Cook's plane apparently developed engine trouble shortly after departing from the-Ashland- Boyd County (Ky.) Aiprort about 5 p.m.. Barr said. » THE KENTUCKY pilot had apparently attempted to land on the interstate for about five miles, "coming within inches" of several cars in the vicinity of the 16th and 29th streets interchange in Huntington, Barr said. Near the Ona exit of the interstate, about 35 minutes after Cook began his flight, the t a i l section of his p l a n e snagged a high tension wire that spanned the freeway causing the pilot to lose control. The plane crashed into an embankment above the westbound lane, tumbled down the slope and exploded moments Haig Ordered Bug Cutoff For Kissinger, Times Says Toledo 4 Charleston 0 ^GAZETTE-MAIL Patty Hearst: A Beauty Awakens Page 1C Little Current Wins Belmont Page ID Always on Sunday IB Building News 12-13D Business News 15D Classified Ads 14C-21C Columnists 1C-3C Current Affairs 1C Editorials 2C Home, Family 1E-12E Magazine 1M-28M Obituaries 14D Page Opposite 3C Sports 1D-11D Your Bridgework 13£ By Seymour M. Hersh ("Q New York Times WASHINGTON - Henry A. Kissinger's National Security Council Office was directly responsible for ordering the Federal Bureau of Investigation to end the 17 so-called "national security" wiretaps on newsmen and officials that began in 1969, highly placed sources said Saturday. The sources said that as late as February, 1971, when the last eight wiretaps were shut down, specific termination orders were telephoned to the FBI by Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., the current White · House chief of staff who was then a Kissinger deputy. These new allegations, supported by officials closely involved in the wiretapping program, contradict Kissinger's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last September in hearings on his nomination as secretary of state. »· KISSINGER told the senators that after May, 1970, he and Haig were in touch with the FBI only when the wiretaps produced a "particularly egregious" report. He also told the senators that he never "explicitly" dealt with the question of terminating the wiretaps. "I assumed that a wiretap which proved unproductive was terminated," Kissinger testified. The sources told The New York Times, however, that FBI records showed that Kissinger, through Haig, rebuffed at least two and possibly three, of the bureau's requests in mid-1969 that a wiretap on the home of Morton H. Hal- perin, then a Kissinger aide, be terminated because it was unproductive. One memorandum quotes Haig as citing Kissinger by name in rejecting the bu- reau's pleas, which were made in June, a month after the wiretap was put in place, and again in late summer. the National Security Council in protest over the Nixon administration's Vietnam policies, has since sued Kissinger HALPERIN, who later quit (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 1) later. He was killed on impact. The tail assembly of the plane remained tangled in the high tension wire, dangling 50 feet above traffic in the eastbound lane hours after the wreck. The fuselage of the plane traveled 250 yards east before it crashed. "It looked like he wanted to land with the traffic." said Adele Groom of St. Albans, an eyewitness to the tragedy. "But there was just too much traffic on the road for him to land.'' · MISS GROOM was driving east on the interstate, accompanied by Mrs. Uldine Handley and her son. Carl Franklin, of Hurricane. "Just as we were crossing the G.uyandotte Bridge. Uldine looked out the window and said, 'We're gonna get hit!'" said Miss Groom. "I didn't know if she meant by a car or what. Then I looked in my rearview mirror and saw it. It was just like you could reach up and touch that wing. I was petrified," she said. "I tried to speed up and get off the bridge so he could land. Then Carl Franklin saw the tail get snagged. We drove onto the median.^and all three of us saw it cross all four lanes, hit the side of the hill, then skid down. Miss Groom said she was so close to the airplane when it crashed that "I saw his glasses fall out from his window. They were black-rimmed glasses, and they fell out onto the road. It was strange; they weren't hurt a bit." The St. Albans woman said she stopped her car to see if she could aid the pilot, as did "another man -- a doctor -- (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 3) WRECKAGE LIES ALONGSIDE 1-64 AS POLICE KEEP TRAFFIC MOVING Arrow at Top Left Shows Where Light. Plane Struck Power Lines ' - Stati Photo by Lewis Raines

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