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April 8, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 5

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Tuesday, April 8. 1975, THE HERALD. Provo, Utah-Page 5 Disputed Money Exhibited in Court WASHINGTON (UPI) - Defense lawyer Edward Bennett Williams today dramatically exhibited in court the $10,000 that prosecution witness Jake Jacobsen contends he received from former Treasury Secretary John B. Connally in an attempt to cover up a bribe. Williams ripped open the flap of a large manila envelope, took out three smaller manila envelopes,, opened them and placed three one-inch stacks of bills in front of Jacobsen. (See earlier story Page 8). Connally is on trial in U.S. District Court on charges he received a $10,000 bribe from Jacbsen for his help in obtaining an increase in the federal price supports for raw milk in 1971 . Jacobsen, a former lawyer for the milk producers, has testified that Connally returned $10,000 to him in Austin, Tex., on Oct. 9, 1973, as Watergate investigators started digging into the alledged bribe. He said Connally gave him the $10,000 in a cigar box with a "rubber glove, or glove" beside the money. Williams asked Jacobsen to go through the bills quickly to see whether any might have been signed by George P. Shultz, who succeeded Connally as Treasury secretary. "I just came across one," Jacobsen replied just as Judge George L. Hart called a morning recess. A bill signed by Shultz would mean that it could not possiby have been part of the original $10,000 payment alledgedly made to Connally in 1971. After the recess, Jacobsen then testified that 49 of the 280 bills bore Shultz' signature. Williams asked Jacobsen whether he testified that Connally had told him at the time the money was returned that all of the bills were "old enough." Jacobsen replied, "Yes." The bills later were removed from Jacobsen's safety deposit box and sealed in envelopes by Watergate prosecutors. Jacobsen has testified that he and Connally contrived a cover story in 1973 that Jacobsen had offered the money as a political contribution in 1971, that Connally had turned it down and that the cash remained in a safety deposit box for years. Trying to discredit Jacobsen, Williams pointed out that he had told a grand jury and the prosecutors that a glove was lying beside the money in a cigar box when Connally returned it, but that he testified Thursday it was "a glove or gloves." Power Firm Plant Hit By Blasts SAN JOE, Calif. (UPI) - A guarded substation of Pacific Gas & Electric Co., was wracked with explosions today, the second such attack on the maze of transformers and high tension wires within 11 days. Service was temporarily interrupted to 22,000 homes and small businesses as a result of the blasts and damage was estimated at more than $15,000, the FBI said. Ite bomber sneaked through an electronic surveillance system and security patrols keeping an eye on the two-acre, fenced- in lot which houses a group of transformers resting on concrete blocks, said PG&E spokesman Deacon Anderson. Three blasts rocked the area, damaging two of three transformers at the Hicks substation, but the transformers continued to funtion until service crews elected to shut them down for repair work at 1:15 a.m. Anderson said. Service was rerouted from other sources and all the Hicks substation customers were back in service by3:45a.m.,hesaid. There was no immediate word as to the identity of the bombers. utahn Aid » Saigon Pa/ace Bombing Sfa/fc Babylift Flights Concept (Continued from Page 1 ) division chairman. Contract award was for $2,198,000 for the two-story, 65,700-square foot structure. It will have a modern architectural style, similar to those of other buildings, planned to give a uniform look to the campus. The first floor, said Dr. Stoddard, will be a complex for a library, with audio-visual facilities where television or audio can be utilized. Surrounding will be four classrooms which will enable separate studies to be conducted in each with audio-visual facilities available. Two of thee will be in amphitheatre style, accomodating a maximum of 120 students each if necessary. The second floor will have business space similar to a large business office, providing students with a simulated working business environment. A glare-free skylight for this area will utilize daylignt in addition to the built-in artificial lighting system. The open recreational sun decks will flank either side of the second story. A feature of the new building, according to Dr. Stoddard, will be special rooms for fashion merchandising, modeling, grooming, and personal improvement. All phases of business, marketing, merchandising, management, secretarial training, accounting, and data processing will be taught in the new building, as they are presently being taught on the Provo campus, said the business division chairman. The secetarial training will include such specialities as legal and medical secretarial work. Included also will be the specialized training presently given in hotel - motel - restaurant management and fashion merchandising. The new structure can accommodate close to 1,000 students, said Dr. Stoddard, with the latest equipment for all types of business training. "It is our aim," she said, "actually to create a business community within our new building. We believe it will be the best atmosphere in which to train men and women for the business world." * Jackson (Continued from Page 1) he has only recently found out about these accords." Asked by Morgan to disclose the nature of the agreements before the Senate Jackson said it would be possible only by calling a hearing and putting administration officials under oath. "But shouldn't these be provided voluntarily?" Jackson asked. "We in Congress cannot play our constitutional role in constructing a coherent foreign policy so long as information to which we are entitled is kept from us" Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield rejected Jackson's charge. "I know of no secret agreement," Mansfield said. "Every time we met. with Mr. (Secretary of State Henry) Kissinger after one of his visits and journeys overseas, that question was ased and the answer was always 'no.'" Proxm/'re Shows Concern About Lives of Spacemen WASHINGTON (UPI) - The abortive launch of a Russian Soyuz spaceship last weekend prompted Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., today to question whether the lives of American astronauts might be jepordized by a U.S.-Soviet rendezvous in space next July. There also was a question of whether or not the third stage failure will require modifications that might delay the July 15 launch date for the joint Apollo- Soyuz flight. A space agency spokesman said U.S. officials had not heard from their Russian counterparts about the failure. But the matter was expected to come up today when the mission directors for both sides, Glynn S. Lunney and Konstantin D. Bushuyev, hold their regular weekly telephone discussion of flight preparations. Proxmire said he has asked the Central Intelligence Agency to prepare a safety assessment of Soviet manned space technology for his Senate appropriations subcommittee which oversees the U.S. space budget. "The in-launch failure of another Soviet manned satellite last Saturday reinforces my deep concern that the upcoming joint Apollo-Soyuz experiment may be dangerous to American astronauts," Proxmire said in a speech prepared for delivery in the Senate. Noting that five of the 18 manned Soyuz flights have been marred by some sort of failure and the loss of four lives, Proxmire said he cannot accept NASA's reassurances that the joint mission will be as safe as any in the Apollo program. Space agency spokesman said however that a similar failure in July would not jeopardize the lives of the three American astronauts, who will meet in orbit with two Soviet cosmonauts. "We're confident they will inform us of any developments which might impact the joint mission," a space agency spokesman said Monday. George M. Low, deputy space agency administrator, said 17 Soyuz spacecraft have been successfully launched and "we are confident that the problem experienced on this launch will be fully evaluated by Soviet space officials and that the necessary corrective actions will betaken." Saturday's Soyuz mission was not connected with preparations for the joint flight, but the rocket was believed to be of the same type scheduled to launch the Soyuz in July. The official Tass News Agency said the mission was aborted when the third stage veered off course. Its Soyuz separated from the malfunctioning launcher and its two cosmonauts landed safely in Siberia. JAMES R. HOFFA Hoffa Says Freedom Unwelcome WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Teamster President James R. Hoffa is claiming he was "thrown out of prison" when former President Nixon gave him clemency, and that his original 13-year jail term would have been better than the conditions imposed on his release. Hoffa is appealing the condition he cannot take part in union affairs until 1980. His lawyer, Leonard Boudin, argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals that had Nixon not granted Hoffa clemency in 1971, Hoffa would have been paroled by the end of this year and free to resume labor activities. The" ban on his union activity until 1980 was part of the clemency agreement, but Boudin contended Hoffa did not know about the condition SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Escorting 425 Vietnamese orphans on a 30-hour flight is a happy-sad experience. "Ml never forget in my whole life, that's for sure," said Virginia Thorsen of Salt Lake City Monday arriving home after serving as one of 40 escorts on an "Operation Babylift" flight. The adventure began Saturday afternoon in Saigon and ended more than a day later in Seattle when the huge 747 jet touched down. The flight was sponsored by the Holt Agency of Eugene, Ore. "It was absolute chaos," said the wife of a U.S. official still in Saigon. "We had lots of paper diapers but about half the children had diarrhea. They were very well taken care of," she said, "doctors and nurses were checking them all the time." Some of the children had to be left at stops in Guam and in Seattle because of illness. Mrs. Thorsen's husband Tom, is an assistant director for administration for the AID mission in Vietnam. She agreed to help with the orphan airlift and said her husband would be coming home also. Sleep and food were scarce on the 30-hour flight, said Mrs. Thorsen. "They brought food, but you had to eat with one hand and feed a baby with the other.'' One woman on the flight broke under the strain and began hallucinating, saying there were Viet Cong agents on board. At the Seattle airport, some waiting adoptive parents broke into tears on hearing their children were not on board. CLARK AIR BASE, The Philippines (UPI) — A chartered D10 jumbo jet today flew 302 Vietnam war orphans to new homes in the United States, but Operation Babylift was stalled in the wake of the bombing of the Saigon presidential palace. Four Air Force C141 Starlift- er jets arrived from Saigon throughout the day carrying a total of 51 civilians but no children. The babylift was apparently airtailed by the bombing attack on President Nguyen Van Thieu's Sigon palace and the subsequent ourfew on movement by residents in the South Vietnamese capital throughout the daylight hours. Air Force officers at this sprawling base 50 miles north of Manila said they hd not been told the baby lift had ended, and the operation was ready to resume at a moment's notice. Several Americans arriving from Saigon said that movement in the capital was difficult bcause of the curfew imposed after the bombing. The aircraft, on charter from the Overseas National Airways, left for Travis AFB, Calif., via Honolulu. It carried assorted supplies including feeding bottles, diapers, extra clothes and new toys for children. Tears, Anger, Questions Result In Babylift Hearing at Capitol WASHINGTON (UPI) - The airlift of South Vietnamese orphans to the United States prompted, tears, anger and questions at a Capitol Hill meeting Monday. Rep. Paul E. Tsongas, D- Mass., called the meeting of about 200 congressional aides and members of adoption and humanitarian groups. His purpose was to rally support for going far beyond President Ford's proposed airlift of 2,000 orphans. Tsongas says the administration should try to evacuate all 18,000 orphans identified by the Agency for International Development as ready for American adoption. Tsongas brought to the meeting the adoptive parents of three Vietnamese children brought to the United States more than 18 months ago. Two adoptive mothers wept openly as they appealed for a greater U.S. effort to "prevent the wholesale death of the Vietnam War's most innocent prisoners —the children." A black woman wanted to know why she didn't see black Americans adopting the children of mixed black and Vietnamese parentage. A black man inquired what guarantee there is the orphans will be treated better in the United States than in Vietnam. A Vietnamese woman said all the people involved in the "babylifts" are on "a guilt trip." Another woman asked why only the orphans in Saigon, and not the ones in Da Nang, are being helped. Tsongas said limiting the "babylift" to 2,000 was "gross tokenism by the administration." That raised the ire of Rep. William A. Steiger, R-Wis., one of several congressmen in the audience. "You accused the President of the United States of tokenism," Steiger said, "and that's a deeply disturbing thing. I don't think Vietnamese orphans ought to be a political football." He said it wasn't good enough to tell the administration to do more than it is doing and "simply bring out every child. What the hell are you going to do for those kids in Vietnam who desparately need some help and understanding?" Do you want pots and pans, Senate Rejects Plan To Pay Oil Reparations or money Peoples offers a variety of savings plans with Effective Annual Rates from 6.18% to 10.12%! (See the chart below.) 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