Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 21, 1973 · Page 20
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20 Golwbura fteoittef-Mail. Golesbura, Saturday. JWv2fe M n In Th«» Arm «d Forcai Airman Lflfttte t* ttteks, SMI Of Mf > and Mrs. Floyd L. Hicks, Koseville Route 2, has been assigned to Keesler AFB, Miss., after completing basic training at Hicks the Air Training Command's Lackland AFB, Tex. He has been assigned to t h e Technical Training Center at Keesler for specialized training in the administrative field. His wife, Deborah, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randell B. Lovell, Kirkwood. AB Charles W. Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Leonard, New Windsor, is receiving his basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. His address is SSAN FR 329404210, PSG No. 5, SQ 3723, Flight 0915, Lackland AFB, Tex. 78236. M. Sgt. Clarence E. Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence C. Wright, Monmouth, has retired from the Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Wright served as a ground radio technician ait Ft. George G. Meade, Md., before his retirement. His wife is the former Nancy L. Heurman. Army Major Errol E. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Errol M. |dark, 847 N. Kellogg St., recently completed a reserve com* ponents course At the U. S. .Army Command and General (staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. The purpose of the 18-week course was to prepare selected officers of the Army Reserve and National Guard forces for, duty as commanders and general staff officers. The [major's wife lived at Leavenworth, Kan., during his training. Charles Y. Jackson Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Y. Jackson, Bushnell, was promoted recently .to airman after completing basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He is now assigned at Carswell AFB, Tex., where he serves as a vehicle operator with a unit of the Strategic Air Command. His wife is the former Sue Ann Porter. WASHINGTON (UP!) President Thomas Jefferson in m -MA a problem similar I* President Nixon's. Another branch of. government wanted him to turnover documents. Chief Justice John Marshall, who was then presiding at the treason trial of Aaron Burr in Richmond, Va. subpoenaed Jefferson himself but added that the production of certain documents would satisfy the court's needs. Jefferson supplied the materi* al and the matter ended; Bui meantime, Marshall had' estab* lished the principle thai a president may be subpoenaed. Though the paraUel is not exact, the incident has been cited as a precedent for. the Senate Watergate committee's request for White House tape Airman Ronald J. DeMout, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy J. <DeMout, Cambridge, was graduated recently from a weapons mechanic course conducted by the Air Training Command at Loiwry AFB, Colo. He is being assigned to U-Tapao Airfield, Th'aiiiland, for duty with a unit of the Strategic Air Command Nixon Has No Legal Right t To Withhold Tapes: Lawyers NEW YORK (UPI) - Several prominent constitutional lawyers say President Nixon has no constitutional right to withhold tapes from the Senate Watergate committee because the tapes could contain evidence about a criminal offense. The lawyers pointed out that Nixon, in his May 22 statement on the Watergate affair, said he would not invoke executive privilege "as to any testimony concerning possible criminal conduct or discussion of possible criminal conduct" in matters relating to the Watergate investigation. That statement, the lawyers said, is in contradiction With Friday's disclosure by White House officials that Nixon has decided to withhold from the committee taped conversations with aides. Nixon considers the tapes presidential documents and so will not turn them over because of a "constitutional obligation to preserve intact the powers and prerogatives of the presidency," the officials said. Alexander Bickel, a constitutional expert at Yale University, said no such claims could be made on tapes which show evidence of criminal activity. "The question which, arises is who decides which of the tapes should be released," said Bickel. "Obviously neither the Senate nor the President, standing on opposite sides, can decide. So the only recourse is the intervention of a third party." Bickel said he thought the Senate, committee would probably subpoena the tapes, if Nixon continues to refuse to release them. A federal judge would then rule on the subpoena, Nixon would invoke executive privilege, and there would be several appeals. The final outcome could be that a judge would examine all the tapes in private and decide which ones should be released, Bickel said. Yale Law Professor Thomas I. Emerson said, "the constitutional issue here is somewhat obscure since there is no clear precedent for what is taking place now...But my interpretation of constitutional law tells me that a Senate committee investigating acts of the executive department which might involve criminal conpiracy has a right to obtain all relevant documents. Executive privilege would thus not apply in this case." i recordings of conversations between President Nixon afid fife associates on the Watergate affair. The main difference is that Jefferson's cast involved a fttyiest the; judicial of government, not the legislative branch. But Watergate committee chairman Sam J. Ervin, D- N.C„ has cited the Jefferson ctse as a precedent in. his favor. If Nixon, as his aides indicate he will, refuses to turn over the tapes, Ervin's committee will consider issuing a subpoena. . Cox Wants Tapes Also, Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox - has indicated he wants itihe tapes for his grand jury investigation,: whichwould be a closer parallel.' ' Jefferson, incidentally, did branch ordinary not accept the id&a that he could be subpoetia^d -although he did not completely reject it, He said presidents have more important commitments than Americans and should not be compelled to submit to every prosecutor's whim^, The Supreme Court /had occasion to recall the Aaron Burr case only a year ago when it ruled that newsmen have no constitutional right to withhold the idehtity of their Hews sources'from a grand jury. Reiterating that; "the public has ; a. right to every mart's evidence" the court then quoted the 19th Century; British ? thinker Jeremy Bentham: "Were the Prince of Wales, the Archibishiop of Canterbury and the Lord Hugh Chancellor to be passing by in the same coach while a chimney and a - bairow^woman Were irt dispute about a halfpennyworth of aftlesV art (weftfj,: the chimney sweeper or the barrow-woman to think it proper to call upon them for their evidence, could they refuse it? No, most certainly." Lincoln's Testimony The opinion on newsman's privilege was written by Justice Byron R. .White,' who was joined by all four of the Nixon appointees to high court; President Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, voluntarily appeared before a congressional committee to deny that his wife was a Confederate spy. President Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat, invited a committee of Congress to the White House to discuss Nation*. ProfesBor Arthur Schlesinger Jrof tte City OhivWiity of New. York, noted recently that President Andrew Jackson said he was ''willing upon all proper occasions id give ? to either branch Of the legislature any information in my possession that can be useful in the execution of the appropriate duties confided in them;" added that I^esideflt James fc Polk ih 1846 agreed that all executive department papers should be made available to the House of Representatives if corrupt behavior' was involved. And if impeachment wast the purpose of the inquiry; 4!he House "could command; toe attendance of any and every agent of the government and' compel them to fMtbe&ftf^-.&mt or private, Official or unofficial, and testify on oath in all facts within their knowledge." .-...j: • ^ : ; :{ 1 Judge Grants 97 Divorces OAKLAND, Calif. (UPI) Alameda County Superior Court Judge Spurgeon Avakian : em* barked oh a divorce marathon Friday, granting 9? decrees in five hours, He had ended 53 marriages before he even stopped for lunch. The divorces were! arranged en masse Iby the Alameda County Legal Aid Society. READ THE WANT ADS! Lawmakers Okay $19 Billion For Federal Highway Aid WASHINGTON (UPI)House and Senate negotiators have broken a lengthy stalemate and approved a $19 billon, three-year federal aid highway bill which would for the first time granit urban areas permission to use trust fund money for mass transit instead of highways. The conferees reported out the compromise bill Friday after more than two months of meetings. The major roadblock between the conferees was use of the highway trust fund for subways and express bus systems in traffic-clogged urban areas. The fund is supported toy gas, tire and highway user taxes and was established 16 years ago to build the now nearly complete interstate highway system The agreement, if sustained as expected by both Houses and signed by President Nixon, would allow cities to spend their share of the fund on mass transit beginning July 1,1975 Rep. Jim Wright, D-Tex., the conference chairman, and Sen Lloyd Bentsen, D-Tex., head of the Senate conferees, hailed the agreement as a "significant breakthrough Military Plans Fuel Use Cutbaek By United Press International The Defense Department may revive the World War II slogan "Is This Trip Necessary?" The department, the nation's largest single user of pe troleum, set a goal Friday of reducing its gasoline consumption by 14 per cent Deputy Defense Secretary William P. Clements said the military forces already have plans to meet the 7 per cent cut called for by President Nixon. Plans are to use 8.1 billion gallons of gasoline in the current fiscal year, compared with 8.7 billion gallons in the year that ended June 30. "Notwithstanding the projected reductions in petroleum consumption ... every effort will) be made to attain an additional 7 per cent reduction in total defense energy consumption," Clements said. If that effort succeeds, military consumption would be cut to 7.5 billion gallons in the next 12 months. The military reductions are being carried out by flying aircraft and sailing ships at slower speeds and, when possible, cutting out unnecessary trips by ships, aircraft and •wheeled vehicles. An oil industry official said Phase IV rollbacks to January levels could mean disaster for independent dealers in the Midwest. Walter J. Wiegand, executive director of the Mid America Gasoline Marketers Association, said January prices in the St. Louis area were 6 to 10 cents below normal, but that the idndependents now are paying 5 to 7 cents more a gallon than they were a year ago. OPEN SUNDAY 1 to 5 P.M ! + ond C/ec Samples F^IRNIITURE S/\LE ff?ce of Showroom High-back "7Q 95 SWIVEL ROCKER only / \J Upholstered in exquisite, lovely VELVET. Features: Tailored kick-pleat flounce and Reversible seat cushion. Choice of antique- gold or olive-green. 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