Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 16, 1974 · Page 3
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NorthwMt Arkarmn TIWIS, To**., July 16, 1974 FAYITTtVILLI, «»K«Mi»t ' On White House Efforts To Get IRS Help House Committee Releases Evidence* Weather Forecast Sunny skies and warm weather are forecast today for most of the nation. Cooler weather Is expected for the northern Plains. Showers are predicted for (he coastal regions of (he Northwest and the Dakotas and Minnesota. (AP. Wire- photo) Births 013 Babies Conceived In Test Tubes Told In Britain By BRIAN SULLIVAN AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- The births of three babies conceived in laboratory test tubes and then implanted in the mothers' wombs apparently were the result of scientific research and a little bit of luck. The feat, reported in -Britain on Monday, eventually could benefit womtn unable to have children because of blocked fallopian tubes. Nevertheless, it raises questions . and con- tfoversy. '. . ' Prof. Douglas Bevis of Leeds University said the achievement of fertilizing a woman's eggs in the laboratory did not constitute a breakthroughm "So, many have been attempted that by the law of averages some have come through," he said. In the United States, .a government health official agreed, saying, "They apparently have been lucky." He said he believes there has not' yet been enough animal research to justify trying the procedure on hu- THE WEATHER Elsewhere mmwmmmnmmmmmmmmm WASHINGTON .(AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee made public today the evidence its impeachment staff compiled on White House efforts lo get the.Internal Revenue Service to punish the enemies and help Ihe friends of the Nixon admin- :stfation. .' · · - 1 · Most of the material in the 440-page volume already hac been made public by the Senate Watergate committee, during its hearings last summer and in its subsequent reports. The Judiciary Committee scheduled to begin debate nex week on whether there ar grounds for the impeachment of President Nixon, last week begun releasing the evidence it has received in closed sessions. Eight volumes of evidence on the Watergate break-in and cover-up, including one from White House lawyer James p. St. Clair. were made public Friday. St. Clair submitted no material on the IRS portion of the inquiry. Like the Watergate evidence, the material on the IRS was presented with no attempt to draw any conclusions or point up the significance of any particular item. The IRS volume contained 27 "points of information" with each supported by one or more documents or excerpts from testimony. IRS AFFIDAVITS They included affidavits from two former IRS directors who told the Judiciary Committee about pressures from White House aides to force the tax agency to obey their instructions. The volume also .included executive session testimony be- fore'the Senate Watergate committee in which John W. Dean III, former ~ White House counsel, said "the President had asked it-(the IRS) be turned off on friends of his." The evidence also disclosed that John Caulfield, a former T r e a s u r y Department a n d White House aide, regularly obtained confidential" IRS information from Vernon D. Acree, the assistant commissioner for "His response was to the cf- ect that it occurred at the lighest level o r ' a t the very op." Thrower said be interpreted lhat to mean Haldeman or John D. Ehrlichman . A second affidavit from Thrower described White House efforts to place Caulfield'in key jobs at the IRS. Thrower said he resisted hiring Caulfield. Thrower said he told Charles Walker, deputy treasury secretary, that "Mr. Caulfield's entry into the service (IRS) would be greatly prejudiced by the- fact that many would view the move as a political one which would he Senate Panel Seeks Documents On Kissinger WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Senate Foreign Relations Coni mittee, exploring reports tha Henry A. Kissinger kept Iran scripts of his phone calls, ha asked for any such transcripts the committee's investigate committee sources 'said. The secretary of state ha been asked for "any relevan documentation," including a n records of his phone calls, f o the committee's investigate into Kissinger's role in 1969-7 national security wiretappin the sources said. really resented wilhin an or- mization which had prided it'll for so long on being wholly political." TOLD TO PROCEED . Subsequently Thrower said Dr. Walker advised that he ad been asked by the .White duse to tell-me'that my lews had been taken into ac- ount but that I y/as to be di- ectcd to proceed as they had jeen (sic Jrequested." Thrower threatened to resigr :id the White House dropped 10 matter. In January 1971, Thrower-de ided to resign and asked 'reasury Secretary David Ken ledy "that I first would like to hat he did not know whether he President had asked that any of this activity be under- aken." Walters said he told Dean the roject "would be disastrous "or the IRS and for the acliniti- stration and would make the Watergate affair, look like' a 'Sunday school picnic.'" Walters said he discussed the request with then Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz and they agreed the request should be ignored. A second Wallers affidavit dated June 10, 1974, described pressure from Ehrlichman to get the IRS lo find something March 13. 1973, conversation during which Ihe President asked Dean if he needed "any liscuss with Ihe President my ;oncern about White House alti- udes toward the IRS." Kennedy told Thrower he had been unable to arrange the appointment because "Haldeman lad told him the President did not like such conferences." One of Thrower's successors a s . IRS head, johnie Walters, old the commitlce in an affidavit dated May 6, 1974, that on Sept. 11, 1972. Dean asked him to initiate IRS investigations of a long list of individuals identified as contributors to or workers in the presidential cam- pa i g n of Sen. George McGovern, Nixon's Democratic opponent, Walter said Dean told him 'He had not been asked by the President to have this done auc Settlement Upheld LOS ANGELES (AP) man beings. Proposed federal guidelines for human experiments in the United States, issued last fall, recommended that the procedure not be done, pending a demonstration of safety through animal study. The proposed guidelines are awaiting the indings of a special commission studying the subject. Bevis told the British Medical Association the babies were conceived in a test tube with eggs taken from the mother's ovaries, fertilized with male sperm and after, about a week implanted in the womb. -From then on the pregnancy proceeded normally, he said. BIRTHS NORMAL The three births, all within the past 18 months, were normal, with the. babies showing no sign of abnormality, he said. The announcement emphasized the developing genetic and biological revolution, as scientists Work to bring rri a n closer to new controls over human life. Fertilizing an egg in the test tube, for example, could lead to determining the sex of the embryo before implahation i n t o the mother. Depending on the Albany Albu'que Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Birmingham . Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth Fairbanks Fort Worth Green Bay Helena Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Jacks'ville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock HI Lo Prc w Ik 83 58 .03 clr GFC Says No Funds Available For Fishing Lake LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Monday that it did not have enough money to participate in the proposed Upper Strawberry Watershed project by developing a fishing lake. The commission also said that it had not received an environmental impact statement or work plan for the project from the Soil Conservation Service and therefore could not make a "sound biological" decision on the project. It said no study had been conducted about the ' lake with the federal Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife. State Rep. John E. Miller of - Melbourne fyad urged the commission to help the city of Oxford in hard County finance recreation benefits at one of the 12 flood control impoundments planned in the watershed. The watershed encompasses 148,187 acres in Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties. William Keith, chief of the fishery division, said at Monday's meeting that the projected costs (o the commission could range up to $382,100, depending on the site. He said his staff investigation indicated four of the 12 lakes could be enlarged enough for public fish- Ing. Andrew Hulsey, commission director,- told Miller that the agency could not fund recreation benefits such as boat docks ··and camping sites on public fishing lakes. The Strawberry project would be located near Lake Norfork, - about 30 miles from the proposed Bell Foley Reservoir in preference for a boy or girl, a fertilized egg could be discarded if It were not the choice. A woman could hire another woman to do the work of growing a baby from her eggs, to cite another . possibility .Whose baby would such a baby be? This kind of research might ead to the ability to correct ;enetic defects before implan- ation, thus eliminating some diseases. But laboratory manipulation could possibly result in the in- .roduclion of abnormalties and mplantation of abnormal embryos of the kind that would be aborted spontaneously under normal conditions, some scientists have suggesled. Dr. Leon R, Kass, a physician and biochemist who has warned in the past about the dangers inherent in laboratory manipulation of life, said there can be "legitimate, humane" uses for various techniques, such as allowing a woman whose fallopian tubes are blocked to have children. However, when looked at "in Ihe aggregate," including such topics as surrogate or hired mothers, there is cause for con- Los Angeles LouisviH e Marquette Memphis '[Miamia Milwaukee Mpls-St; P. 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An affidavit given the committee by Randolph Thrower, a former IRS director, on May 24. 1974, disclosed that Thrower had asked Acree in 1970-"lo investigate the possibility of an The request reportedly wasl$1.5 million out-of-court settle prompted by reports that Kis-ment of a suit filed by enter ainer Ann-Margret after a fal at' a Lake Tahoe hotel was ap roved in U.S. District Cour tfpndy. Ann-Margret had sued the Sa hara-Tahoe Corp. for $5 million She suffered fractures of th jaw, five facial bones and he left'arm and brain concussion when she fell 22 efet on s'.nfiR She charged that the hotel neg ligently allowed a platform o which she was descending t tilt, causing her to fall. pos si unlawful disclosure of confidential tax information" to columnist Jack Anderson. The investigation involved contributions to the 1968 presidential campaign of Gov. George C. Wallace and allegations lhat his brother Gerald Wallace had. unreported in- Thrower gave the information to Clark R. M_cllenhoff, then a special assistant t o ' t h e . President, who assured him it had been requested by the President. Mollenhoff told the committee he had received such as surances from H.R. Haldeman then White House staff chief. IN COLUMN A few days after Thrower gave the Wallace material to Mollenhoff, who had since re turned to a job as Washington correspondent for the De Moines Register, it appeared in an Anderson column. Thrower said Mollenhoff assured him'he hadn't leaked the material. "I stated, nevertheless, that I was greatly disturbed by it and wanted to know how it possibly could have occurred," Thrower said in his affidavit. "Mr. Mollenhoff replied that the responsibility was at a higher level. I asked, 'How high?' singer, then presidential assistant for national security affairs, had a secretary listen on an extension phone and transcribe his conversations. One former Kissinger aide on the staff of the National Security Council said he understood that stenographic transcripts \vere made, but he did no! know if tape recordings existed Kissinger is to appear before the committee July 23. Key committee members saic Monday, after hearing FBI offi cials behind closed doors, they had heard nothing so far to in dicate that Kissinger substantially misrepresented in testimony last September his role in the 1969-71 wiretapping of 17 government officials and newsmen. Chairman J. W. Fulbright, D- Ark., called the inquiry "a tempest in a teapot." It was under- aken at Kissinger's request under threat to resign if his name was not cleared. Fulbright said the allega- lons. even if true, that FBI records identify Kissinger as requesting wiretaps "are not of RS (unintelligible) stuff"; iclp in an investigation n Lawrence F. O'Brien, then emocratic. National Committee chairman. From late 1971 through the ummcr of 1972, the IRS check- d O'Brien's tax returns and fi- ancial records but found nolh- ig out of order. According to Walters, "Eh- 1 i c h in a n indicated dis- ppointmenl and said to me, 'm goddamn tired of your foot ragging tactics.' I was offend- d and very upset but decided make no response to that Latemenl. "Following Ihe telephone con- ·ersation, I told Secretary ihultz he could have my job any time he wanted it." The evidence also included [ocuments and teslimony be"ore Ihe Walergate committee indicating that Caulfield had received confidential IKS information from Acree on the stat us of investigations of the re .urns of the Rev. Billy Graham and actor John Wayne. In both cases, CauKield tolc :he Walergate committee, Dean had asked him to determine i either Graham or Wayne wa being harassed by the IRS. Caulfield also obtained from Acree about Providence, R.I., when he wa under consideration for a pos lion at the President's re-elec lion committee. INCLUDED Also included in the evidenc volume was the transcript of vicGovcrn campaign contribu- ion records. '. "There is no need at : this lour for anything from IRS," Dean replied, "and we have a couple of sources over thera .hat 1 can go to. I don't have to fool around with Johnnie Wal- .crs or anybody, we (can get right in and get what we need." Briefing memorandums included in Ihe evidence volume described White House unhappiness with the IRS and also with Thrower and Walters. The documents, undated and unsigned, include Ihe following statements: "TO ACCOMPLISH: MAKE IRS politically responsive. Democrat Administrations have discreetly used IRS most effectively. We. have been unable. "THE PROBLEM: Lack of its and effort. The Republican ppointccs appear afraid and nwilling to do anything with RS that could be politically clpful. . . "Walters should make per- onnel changes to make IRS re- ponsive to the President financial ' informatio Lawrence Goldberg /alters should be told that dis- reet political action and inves- igations are a firm require- nent and responsibility on his aart . . Other evidence from Judiciary Committee's tha im- cachment inquiry is scheduled released later in tha o be week. Dean Hospitalized RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Former baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean is lospitalizcd in serious condition here after suffering what was described as a severe heart attack. . Dean, M. "is conscious ana he is- still experiencing soma pain," said Ed Spoon, aspokes- man for St. Mary's Hospital. He said Dean was expected to remain in the hospital for an extended period. 87 6 1.05 clr Washington 95 73 87 42 91 60 91 68 77 68 63 53 65 52 82 45 89 70 92 71 .. clr .. clr .06 rn .. clr .. clr .02 rn .-. clr .. cdy .. clr overwhelming significance." Kissinger testified at his confirmation hearing last September that he did not "initate 1 the wiretaps, but was requirec to supply the names of subordi nates on the National Security Council staff with access to in formation of the type being leaked to the press. Sen. Stuart Symington, D Mo., said it is "clear to me that anything Dr. Kissinger did he did under instructions." Sen. John Sparkman, D-Ala., said the FBI testimony "sustained o u r earlier findings" that Kissinger's role in the wiretapping was not a barrier to his confirmation to be secretary of state. Kissinger Wins MANILA (AP )-- The 66 contestants in the Miss Universe contest were asked here to vote for "the greatest person in the world today." Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger won by a landslide. Carson Recovering LOS ANGELES (AP) -Johnny Carson is recovering at home from injuries suffered Monday when he fell off an exercise board. 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