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C I T Y E D I T I O N GAZETTE -MAIL Charleston West Virginia. Sunday Morning. June 16. 1974 STATE OUTLOOK -Cooler, chance ol showers. Highs in the 70s More weather or. Page 8A. 30 Cents · · ' · ' · · · · · · . · · · - · · · - ··.··.-..·.. ··· . ..-.·. · . . . . · · . · · . · · · . · - · . . - . · . · · · · · · . - . . · . · . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 U.S.-Syrian Relations Nixon Aim AP, A'.V. Times After assuring Saudi Arabia of more military aid, President Nixon came to Damascus on the third stop on his Middle East tour Saturday, signaling what informants said could be the renewal of diplomatic relations with the once anti- American Syrian government. Syrian officials first estimated a crowd turnout in sweltering weather of 350,000, then switched this to 450,000. Many in the crowds waved and smiled but did not show any of the frenzy of the mil- Gandhi Favors Test Ban MEW DELHI, India-(/Pi- Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said Saturday that India would sign a pact totally banning nuclear tests "if everyone else agrees to it." But, in her first news conference since India exploded an underground nuclear device May 18, Mrs. Gandhi declared that future nuclear pacts must not discriminate against developing nations. India refused to sign the 1968 nuclear honprolif eration treaty because it maintained the pact discriminated against nations that had not yet developed their nuclear potential. Mrs. Gandhi said she : recognized that efforts had to be made to control nuclear side effects- lions of Egyptians at the start of the tour. Always on Sunday IB Building News 14D NIXON TOLD a state banquet Saturday night that a cultural exchange program with Syria was being re-established. But neither he nor President Hafez Assad mentioned the resumption of diplomatic ties broken by Syria in the 1S67 Middle East War. Syria has had close ties with the Soviet Union. Earlier both United States and Syrian sources had said restoring of diplomatic ties would be set in motion during the visit. Nixon confers with Assad before going to Israel today. American flags flew in this capital for the first time since 1967 for Nixon's arrival as the first American president ever to come here. He received a hearty handshake from Assad, an unexpected escort by Soviet-built Syrian air force MIG jets along with the welcome from the crowds in the streets on his motorcade route. The appearance of the MIGs in the skies caused momentary concern aboard the presidential jet en route from Jid- da, Saudi Arabia. At the banquet, Assad became the third Arab leader in four days to tell Nixon that Middle East peace cannot be achieved until the Palestinian question is resolved. Nixon, in response, said that this question as well as the issue of Israeli occupation of Arab lands and "other matters" must await future negotiations. "I would like to tell you that I had an instant solution for these very complex problems," Nixon said. "But you would know that I do not bring any instant solution. ..." He described the disengagement of Israli and Syria jrolan Court Keeps Jury Report Under Seal AP. X V. Times WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court released on Saturday a Watergate grand jury declaration that "Richard M. Nixon... was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice." At the same time, the court agreed to consider arguments by White House lawyers that the grand jury exceeded its authority when it named Nixon, by a vote of 19-0, as an un- indicted coconspirator in the Watergate coverup. remain sealed." The June 1972 date is when the jury was impaneled. In agreeing to hear St. Glair's argument that the grand jury overstepped its authority in naming Nixon, the court fixed oral arguments for July 8, the same date it is scheduled to take up the dispute over whether the President should turn over 64 more tape-recorded conversations to Jaworski. The brief order noted that Justice William H. Rehnquist took no part in consideration of the case. No dissents by any of the other eight court members were noted. The list of coconspirators was sealed by order of U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica, who will preside over the Watergate coverup trial scheduled to start Sept. 9. Last month, Sirica refused, in closed proceedings, a White House request to expunge the grand jury's list of coconspirators, though he kept the documents under seal. Nonetheless, partial word leaked to the press of the grand jury's (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 4) Oops 1 The proverbial old dog-and-the-fire-hydrant * , . . .. n . t * · » . » _ » · _ T i l fl -- joke had a rebirth Saturday in Madison, 111. Someone painted a "Snoopy" caricature on the hydrant and any further "accidents" won't be accidents, as far as the artist is concerned. Town fathers decided to keep the fancy hydrant as is. . . .but they may change their minds if it attracts cats, too. (AP Wirephoto) BUT IT REFUSED a motion by both special prosecutor Leon Jaworski and presidential attorney James D. St. Clair to make public the entire portion of the grand jury proceedings which were attached to its listing of Nixon and others as among those responsible, but not charged, in the conspiracy. The one passage made public said: "On Feb. 25, 1974, in the course of its consideration of the indictment in the instant case the June 5, 1972, grand jury, by vote of 19-0, determined that there is probable cause that Richard M. Nixon (among others) was a member of the conspiracy to defraud the United States and to obstruct justice charged in Count I of the instant indictment, and the grand jury authorized the special prosecutor to identify Richard M. Nixon (among others) as an unindicted coconspirator in connection with subsequent legal proceedings in this case." »· THE HIGH COURT ruled · that "other than this disclosure, the sealed record shall Nixon's Taxes Filed, Says Accountant _ . TM ' " 4 r troops along the Business News 4C Heig £ ts ^ tt beginning _ Classified Ads 8C-15C Columnists ··· · 2C-3C Current Affairs 1C Editorials...... 2C Home. Family 1E-14E Magazine 1M-32M Obituaries 7C Page Opposite 3C Sports..... 1D-12D Travel - 29M-32M Your Bridgework 10A and~a good beginning." He added that "now, we must move forward step by step as each case permits... .until we reach our goal of a just and equitable peace." After dining on mutton Arab-style -- a whole roasted sheep served on a platter -(Turn to Page 8A, Col. 1) 12,600 Annually Required For Moderate Life Standard OPEG Ignores Oil Price Ease QUITO, Ecuador UP) - The president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries called Saturday for a new international economic order that gave no hint of any easing of prices for consumers. "The developing countries, as producers of raw ir.aifri- als, can no longer continue to exist as helpless bystanders watching the galloping' infla- Cyclist Killed A 21-year-old Kanawha County man was killed Saturday night when the motorcycle he was riding collided hea- don with a station wagon at Dawes on Cabin Creek, state police said. Dead on arrival at Charleston Area Medical Center's Memorial Division was Ronald E. Fugate of Sharon. Troopers said Fugate's motorcycle apparently swerved into the path of the station wagon, driven by Harry Burke of Eskdale. Fugate. who police said was not wearing a helmet, died of multiple massive injuries -including a severed leg -- as a result cf the collision. He was taken to the Charleston hospital by an ambulance from the East Bank Volunteer Fire Department. Burke received treatment at the hospital for face cuts received in the accident. The accident was being investigated by Trooper G.A. Bain of the Chelyan detachment. . t ·*. tion of the industrial countries," said Jamshid Amouze- gar. AMOUZEGAR, f i n a n c e minister of Iran, said oil prices should be set in relation to'the inflation of the industrial economies, which would mean an increase to consumers. He told the opening session of the three-day OPEC meeting on oil prices that the organization of 13 major petroleum exporting nations was "being faced with a crucial test." tion that oil prices should be reduced somewhat to ease the economic effects on the industrial societies and developing nations that lack oil. His remarks emphasized what appeared to be slim prospects during the current session for consumers to get any price break from the nations that control 80 per cent of global oil exports. Ecuador's president. Guillermo Rodriguez Lara, predicted OPEC "is going to cause great changes in the present false balance of the world.'" He said OPEC's actions in recent years show "that it finally managed, to break the almost absolute control" that the "powerful and boastful capitalist cartels" exercised over the oil-rich countries. Both speeches emphasized the viewpoint of the majority of the OPEC members that oil prices for the next three months will remain unchanged. ^ By Robert A. Dobkin WASHINGTON!,?!-A typical American city family of four requires $12,600 annually to maintain a moderate standard of living, the Labor Department said Saturday. This is nearly $1,200 more than the previous year. The same family can live at an austere level for $8,200 or at a level allowing some luxuries for $18,200. the government said. The costs, calculated for fall 1973, rose 10.8 per cent, for the austerity budget, 10.3 per cent for the moderate budget and 9.9 per cent for the higher budget over the previous year. *· THE CHANGES, reflecting last year's breakaway infla- tion, were the largest annual increases since the Labor Department began publishing its urban family budget in 1966. . j Consumer prices have jumped another 5.4 per cent since last fall. The budget is based on a city family with a 38-year-old father who is an experienced worker, his nonworking wife, their 13-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter. Average lower-budget families live in rental housing without air conditioning, use public transportation or drive a used car and do most of their own cooking and washing- Moderate budget families are assumed to have pur- chased their own home six years ago, and. drive a later- model car most of the time. They buy more meat at the market and dine out occasionally. (Turn to Page 8A, Col. 5) 'Thin-Skinned' Henry Aided WASHINGTON-UP)- Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont, said Saturday that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger is "a little thin- skinned" when it comes to criticism. Mansfield said that Kissinger told him in a personal conversation on June 8 that he was considering resigning because of the "cloud over his head" on the government wiretapping issue. "I told him he ought to roll with the punches and do his job. But I guess he's a lot more sensitive than people think," said Mansfield, the Senate majority leader. "He's a little thin-skinned and not really used to the hazards of politics, or at least not as much as he is used to the laurels." Mansfield, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he advised Kissinger not to quit: that his energies and capabilities are needed. WASHINGTON - (AP) As the 60-day extension for President Nixon to file his 1973 federal income tax return expired Saturday, his accountant said the return had been filed within the past several weeks. Earlier in the d a y , the White House declined to say if the return had been filed or another extension sought. But in a telephone interview, Nixoa's accountant in Los Angelas, Arthur Blech, said that he "had prepared the President's returns and they have been field "through regular channels -- there are channels set up for filing the . President's returns." The President got an extension from the normal 'April 15 filing date after an Internal Revenue Service audit of his 1969-72 returns forced major changes in the .way returns were computed for the President by his tax advisers. The IRS determined that President Nixon had underpaid his taxes by $432,787 for the four years. He agreed to pay that without further contest, including the "additional 1969 taxes even though the statute of limitations had passed for that year. Interest on the 1970-72 amounts due ran the President's bill past $465,000. He is understood to have fairly quickly paid the bill for the 1970-72 taxes, but it is not known when or if the interest due for those years and the principal amount from 1969 were paid. In its audit the IRS disallowed substantial writeoffs Nixon had taken for gifts of prepresidential papers to the National Archives. His tax treatment of property deals in Florida and California also were disallowed. A parallel audit by the congressional Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation found essentially the same shortcomings in the preparation of Nixon's taxes. The f i n d i n g s were announced just several weeks before 1973 tax returns were due. Kennedy Supports Nixon Trip PARIS-ifl- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy expressed his full support for President Nixon's forthcoming visit to the Soviet Union but said in an interview published Saturday that the trip will make no difference to "the President's fate" in the Watergate affair. The Massachusetts senator, a possible contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976, told the news magazine Le Point that the outcome of the Watergate crisis may be damaging to Nixon personally, but that the presidency as an institution will emerge strengthened. Asked whether Watergate could restrict Nixon's negotiating position in Moscow, Kennedy was quoted as saying: "I will support the President on this trip. When there is a real basis for discussion between two world leaders giving hope for Very significant progress, one must not hesitate to negotiate. TURN to Seek Election Probe By Kay Michael Representatives of the reform group within the West Virginia Education Assn. plan an investigation into what they call suspected WVEA voting irregularities. Harvey Bane, president of Teachers United for Rights Now (TURN), said Saturday a delegation will visit National Education Assn. (NEA) offices in Washington Tuesday to ask for help in the investigation. "It may be necessary to call in federal agencies." he said, "to see if there were violation? of the rights of indi^idu- Charleston 6 Toledo 3 als in the electoral process." He referred to the manner in which delegates to the WVEA's Delegate Assembly in May were selected. In some counties, they were elected by their fellow educators. In others, they were appointed by educators. »· THE MATTER of choosing delegates came to the fore in May. when a delegation of elected representatives from McDowell County was ousted from the Delegate Assembly and a group of appointed principals was seated in its place. TURN candidates for top WVEA offices were defeated in the Delegate Assembly- election. Shortly thereafter, the new executive committee voted not to renew the contract of James Stone, executive secretary. Bane was in Charleston Saturday to lead a demonstration of TURN members at the WVEA office where the exec- lTunioPage8A,Col.4) STATE TEACHERS ARE BRIEFED ON RESULTS OF MEETING WITH WVEA OFFICIALS Harvey Bane (At Left With Megaphone) Reports on Closed Session * '

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