The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on March 12, 1976 · Page 17
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far Setvrity Reasons 'Sovereign Right' Ranks Above Law? WASHNGTON (UPI) - Declaring he really did not have to explain his actions, Richard M. Nixon has spelled out his view that a president has a "sovereign" right to break laws in the name of national security. The former president Thursday told his lawyers to release 34 pages of sworn answers to 77 written questions from the Senate intelligence committee on a variety of intelligence related issues. The committee, headed by Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, had forwarded the questions to Nixon in preparation for its final report on abuses of the intelligence agencies. Church denounced Nixon's "sovereign" concept as "pernicious and dangerous." In a preface to his responses, Nixon said neither a president nor a former president could be compeled to testify concerning the conduct of his office, but that he would answer voluntarily. Asked whether he believed that "actions, otherwise illegal" could be taken under presidential authorization to protect the national security, Nixon said: "It is quite obvious that there are certain inherently governmental actions which if undertaken by the sovereign in protection of the interest of the nation's security are lawful but which if undertaken by private persons are not." It would be "naive to categorize activities a president might authorize as 'legal' or 'illegal' without reference to the circumstances, he said, and added: "In short, there have been — and will be in the future — circumstances in which presidents may lawfully authorize actions in the interests of the security of this country, which if undertaken by other persons, or even by the president under different circumstances, would be illegal." It was the second release of Nixon testimony in as many days. A civil suit deposition, in which Nixon discuss'ed wiretaps on 13 government officials and four reporters in 1969 to find who leaked word of secret U.S. bombing raids on Cambodia, was published Wednesday. Nixon said in Thursday's answers that he as president had sanctioned: — A covert CIA operation in Chile in 1970 to prevent the Air Force Closing Two Bases WASHINGTON (UPI)-The Air Force is closing three bases and downgrading two others as part of a program to eliminate 10,400 jobs and save $150 million a year. The bases to be closed are Craig AFB in Alabama, Webb AFB in Texas and Kincheloe AFB in Michigan. Bases to be downgraded are Loring AFB in Maine and Richards-Gebaur AFB in Missouri, Air Force Secretary Thomas C. Reed said Thursday the closings. will eliminate 7,500 military jobs and 2,900 civilian positions. The airmen will be relocated, Reed said environmental impact statements, including public hearings, must take place before the changes can go through, a process which will take at least four to six months, The $150 million saved, Reed , said, "is enough to buy a squadron of F16s a year." The basic reason for the cuts, Reed said, "is the serious fiscal restraint we are operating under, and the growth of Soviet military power, the likes of which the world hasn't seen since Germany in the 1930s.'' Craig and Webb are bases for undergraduate pilot training. Reed said the end of the war in Indochina meant a reduction in pilot needs from 4,000 in 1972 to 1,300 expected next year, and Craig and Webb have only two runways, a disadvantage when many trainees are taking off and landing. Kincheloe and Loring are Strategic Air Command bases on the northern U.S. border. Richards-Gebaur is the home of the Air Force Communica : lions. Service, which will be shiftecl tp Scott AFB, in Illinois. The Environmental Health Laboratories and the Radiological Health Laboratory are moving to t election of Marxist Salvador Allende as president, although he claimed ho part in the intervention which resulted in the 1973 coup in which Allende was killed. • — A massive, coordinated intelligence operation in 1970 to combat violent protests, terrorism and bombings. —A Secret Service telephone tap of his brother, Donald Nixon, in 1970 to check on his business dealings. Pound Stages Comeback LONDON (UPI) - The hard- pressed British pound staged a strong rally in much calmer trading today despite a brief sag at the opening of foreign money markets. The British currency plummeted to an all-time low of $1.9065 in trading Thursday, then surged slightly with support from the Bank of England to close at $1.9350. It began to slide again today, dropping to $1.9305 at the opening, but then rallied strongly to $1.9360, prompting a dealer from Barclay's International Bank to remark that "the heat seems to be off," Bankers said sterling owed its new-found strength to dealers' confidence that the Bank of England will step in again if the pound starts a new collapse. But one Brussels banking source warned that dealers are continuing their "speculation against weaker European currencies." Hatch Act Revised By Senate WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Senate has approved legislation to end prohibitions against federal employes participating in partisan political activities, working for candidates, and raising campaign funds. Republicans charge the bill would return the federal civil service to the "spoils system" and open employes to political pressures. Democrats say the existing law makes government employes "second class citizens" by denying them political rights enjoyed by other Americans. The major overhaul of the 1939 Hatch Act was passed Thursday night 47 to 32 and sent to a conference committee with the House. President. Ford has indicated he will veto the measure. During day-long debate Thursday, the Senate voted to strike a provision which would have provided federal workers with leaves of absence — with their job security guaranteed —if they sought political office. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, D- Wis., who offered the amendment said government employees should be made to quit their jobs like everyone else. tas Vegas Jarred By Strike LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UP1) Nearly 25,000 striking hotel employes stopped most of the fun for tourists at 15 Las Vegas Strip gambling resorts today, but owners of several hotels vowed to keep their spas open. While members of the Culinary Workers, Musicians and Stagehands unions marched outside, management and labor leaders met Thursday night and agreed to resume talks at midday today. Members of the Operating Engineers and teamsters unions refused to cross picket lines, bringing some hotel operations to a virtual halt. Guests at six resorts owned by Howard Hughes' Summa Corp. were notified to leave their rooms before noon. "We are closing all hotel operations," a spokesman said. "Guards will be posted at all doors to secure the property. Everything including the casinos will stop operating at 11 am" Several other hotel owners planned to keep up limited operations for tourists and scheduled conventions despite the strike by the unions representing maids, waitresses, bellhops and entertainers. "The Dunes Hotel is going to stay open," said owner Morris Shenker, who dispatched management personnel and nonunion workers to make beds, serve drinks and supervise buffet dinner tables. A spokesman for MGM Grand Hotel, forced to cancel Red Skelton's first local appearance in several years, said the resort would accept 800 check-ins for a convention today but would not take any other new guests at this time. Caesars Palace, where Sammy Davis Jr.'s opening was cancelled, reportedly planned to stay open indefinitely with limited services. The few independent hotels not affiliated by the Nevada Resort Association and downtown casinos, meanwhile, reported turn-away business. Other resorts struck by the unions were the Tropicana, Flamingo Hilton, Las Vegas Hilton, Circus Circus, Thunderbird, Sahara, Desert Inn, Sands, Frontier, Castaways, Silver Slipper and Landmark hotels. The 22,000-member Culinary Workers Union joined the strike Thursday when hotel operators rejected their demand for a wage boost of $1.35 an hour over three years. Musicians and stagehands seeking a smaller pay boost walked off Wednesday night, but did not set up picket lines. Coalition Proposed For Spain MADRID, Spain (UPI) — A prominent opposition leader has proposed a coalition . government of all Spanish political groups — including Communists — to dismantle the "unreformable" political machinery left over from the Franco era. Friday, March 12, 1976, THE HERALD, Pfovo, Utah-Page It Bomb Hits Teamster Strike Hearst Retreat Threat Increases PATRICIA HEARST, her face masked because she apparently had caught the flu, left the Federal Building Thursday after Judge Oliver Carter ordered a recess until at least Monday. Patty Suffers Tlu' Attack; Case Delayed REDDING, Calif. (UPI)-A bomb, apparently planted by a terrorist group, exploded Thursday at the Hearst family summer retreat, causing minor damage.' Authorities said an apparent defect in the way the explosive device was set prevented a larger explosion which would have caused extensive damage. Shasta County sheriff's deputies found the device in the foundation of a mansion at Wyntoon, the 100-square mile mountain area owned by Randolph A. Hearst about 60 miles north of this Northern California community. The explosion cracked several small wooden boards in the foundation. Deputies conducted a five- hour search for the device after being told that someone telephoned a San Francisco television station and said the terrorist New World Liberation Front had planted a bomb under one of eight buildings on the grounds. Hearst, president of the San Francisco Examiner, is the father of Patricia Hearst, who is on trial for the Symbionese Liberation Army holdup of a San Francisco bank. WASHINGTON (UPI) Labor Secretary W.J. Usefy's meeting with Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons in Chicago Thursday has lent substance to reports the union is preparing to strike when its current national contract expires March 31. Usery flew to Chicago on short notice to meet briefly with both Fitzsimmons and representatives of the Trucking Concorde Dispute Flares Up NEW YORK (UPI) - Air France and British Airways, challenging the authority of New York and New Jersey, say they intend to begin federally approved Concorde supersonic flights to Kennedy Airport next month, But the Port Authority of New York-New Jersey, which operates the airport, said Thursday it will use "every legal means" to bar the Concorde until completion of a six-month trial at three other airports. Employers the., the industry's bargaining arm. He then flew on to Atlanta for another meeting. A spokesman said Usefy decided to visit the teamsters negotiations headquarters to "express an interest" and offer assistance in a resolution of a new master freight agreement. Teamster sources predict the negotiations will go down to the deadline, possibly prompting a strike when the current contract expires March 31. They do not expect a prolonged walkout. But a union spokesman denied that Usery's visit indicated the union is heading into a strike. He noted that Usery, who as secretary has maintained his earlier title as President Ford's chief labor troubleshooter, has often visited major labor talks "to geta progress report." Other sources noted it was unusual for Usery — particularly in his new job — to visit negotiations nearly three weeks before a strike deadline. Even a short strike could cause the government to invoke the Taft-Hartley law and impose an 80 day cooling- off period — which would interfere with the union's scheduled June 14 convention in Las Vegas. SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Despite delays caused by Patricia Hearst's attack of influenza, the judge at her bank robbery trial hopes to wind things up next week. U.S.. District Judge Oliver J, Carter gave the jury the day off today so the newspaper heiress could recuperate at her suburban jail cell from an ailment diagnosed as "a strain of the flu." But he told the panel of seven women and five men that they could still expect to receive the case sometime next Thursday or Friday. In an effort to meet that timetable, Carter ordered attorneys into his chambers today for discussions on the legal guidelines he will give the jury before it starts deliberations. . He recessed the trial until Monday after Miss Hearst arrived at the federal courthouse Thursday running a temperature, suffering from chills and having difficulty with breathing. Chief defense counsel F. Lee Bailey said the defendant would not waive her right to be present in court during the testimony of Dr. Harry L. Kozol, a Bridgewater, Mass., psychiatrist with whom she had a dispute in January. After a U.S. Public Health Service doctor examined Miss Hearst and reported she had an upper respiratory infection, Carter ordered her transported to a hospital for diagnosis and possible treatment. Wearing a white surgical mask over her face, .Miss Hearst was driven to the Public Health Service Hospital in San Francisco for 90 minutes of diagnostic tests. Doctors determined she had "a strain of the flu," said defense attorney Albert Johnson, who added that there was still some concern about her contacting pneumonia. r UNIVERSITY WALL ELEGANT WARDROBER LONG ON STYLE & VALUE You'll be the envy of your social set in our striking three piece wardrober. Blazer, matching pant and long stately mitered stripe skirt make a stunning combination. Washable 100% polyester. 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