Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 15, 1974 · Page 5
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Thursday, August 15, 1974
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Committee Receives Impeachment Report WASHINGTON (AP) -- The final draft of the House impeachment inquiry's report concludes that former President Richard M. 'Nixon "from the beginning knowingly di- Northwetf Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., Aug. 15, 1974 FAYETTKVILLE, ARKANSAS reeled the cover-up of the Watergate, burglary." ' ' The draft House Judiciary Committee report says about the Watergate break-in and cover-up: ' · ' T h e president adopted course of conduct which caused Illegal surveillance for political purposes, and the concealment 'of - responsibility for that sur- Velllance, -obstruction of justice, ' perjury, destruction of --·' dence--all' of which crimes." . . Galley proofs of the draft report were sent' to the committee's 38 members Wednesday night and The Associated Press obtained- a copy of the report's conclusions. The draft still can be changed before the seport is adopted. Nixon's disclosure Aug. 5 that six days after the Watergate break-in he approved an effort to steer the FBI away from bis re-election campaign money's financing of it is inserted in .the report-as additional evidence. · EVIDENCE CONFIRMED Nixon said loss of congressional support after that disclosure forced his resignation. But the draft report contends the disclosure only confirmed the evidence the committee already had.' . ' ' .' ' The report summarizes previously disclosed evidence supporting the three articles of impeachment the committee voted against the former President; It says the evidence that Nixon directed the Watergate.cov- er-up is "a pattern of undisputed acts." The draft-lists 30 acts that it says cannot be rationally explained any other way. · In -addition, Nixon's public statements for two years from the' time of the break-in until last June 9 "deliberately contrived continually to deceive the courts, the Department of Justice, the Congress and the American people," the report says. The section on evidence supporting proposed impeachment for abuse of power, including the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsbevg's psychiatrist and misuse of the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies, concludes: "He violated the obligation that every citi/en* has to live under the law." Saying the Constitution requires that the president not only live under the law but assure its faithful application, the draft report charges: "Richard M. Nixon repeatedly and willfully failed to perform that duty. Simon Urges Windfall Profits Tax On Oil WASHINGTON (AP) -Treasury Secretary William Simon has urged Conffivss away windfall profits of oil companies without '.Mslurbing capital earmarked for petroleum exploration and development. . Appearing before a Senate small business subcommittee Tuesday, Simon said nassage of the .excess, profits tax recommended by the Nixon adminis^ tration last February would, show that the public is not bearing all the burdens of the energy crisis. He said it also would assure independent oil refiners would n o t . be at a disadvantage in competing with major companies for. petroleum supplies. . Simon said that if. the tax had been enacted, earlier 'Ms year, the government would have reaped much of the $5 billion-in windfall profits generated so f a r ' i n 1974. He dcscribr-d 'thn - profits as "embarassing," but said they have bean caused by nonrecurring factors such .as sale of inventories .acquired be fore last winter's Arab embargo. . Simon pnd John Sawhill, head of the Federal Energy Administration, noted that gains destined to be plowed back into dr velopment of more oil would b't exempt from the 85 per cent tax. "There is still time remain ing before world oil prices stabilize during whicli the windfall profits tax, as originally proposed, could usefully perform its intended function of restoring public confidence that there is a mutual sharing of hardships during the rext three to five years." Simon said. 'He .failed to perform it by authorizing and directing actions .that violated the rights of citizens and that interfered with the functioning of executive agencies." As for recommending the third impeachment article, for Nixon's defiance of committee subpoenas for Watergate tapes, the draft report says acquiescence by Congress this time might tempt any future president to ignore impeachment subpoenas. COVER-UP CITED Although the report accuses Nixon of a course leading to the illegal burglary and wiretapping of Democratic national headquarters in the Watergate office building, the 30 acts cited relate only to the cover-up that ITIMESpholo by Rick PenderErass) PUPPETS BRING GLOW TO CHILDRENS' FACES · . youngsters jnm day care and headstnrt centers watch the antics of Mai and Jan McDowell's creations Free Puppet Show Delights Kids, 4c/u/is Max and Jan McDowell .take followed. The report says e the 30 elude what it calls Nixon's instructions that 575.QOO in alleged bush money be.paid to Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt Ji 1 . and that:witnesses give false testimony. . The report says more than $400,000 was paid to the Watergate defendants. And it says that Nixon told former aide John D. Ehrlichman on April unique approach to p u p - peteering, chatting with the youngsters before the performance and showing them how to make puppets of their own. .'Theirs is a philosophy-of visibility--both puppeteers stand on the little stage behind the puppets, open to the view of the audience. . . . . "This creates and maintains a-rapport with the children," McDowell said. "The reason we got into this is because we really'love children and I think we 1 related to them well. The: McDowells, who live in Elmdale, Kan., spend about half their time during a year on the road, performing with their hand-made puppets in shopping centers' and squares ;hroughout the country. They .lave had the two-person enterprise about four years. At their first 10:30 a.m. performance Wednesday at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza Mall, McDowell first sat on the Front of the stage and explained to a group of about 100 wide-eyed youngsters how puppets work. The children were brought in groups from the Rogers Day Care Center, the Springdale Headstart Program and the Creativity Workshop at Butterfield Trail, to watch the free show. McDowell and his wife work hard at keeping' a- running stream of entertainment to hold the children's interest. "A little kid's attention is a fragile thing. It can be broken by the slightest of distractions, so it takes careful planning to produce the continuity necessary to keep children w i t h you." McDowell said. They - .demonstrated, in full view, how the famous "Sesame Street" puppets a r e manipulated. They also demonstrated marionettes and string puppets amid a chorus of giggles an childish laughter. The McDowells will be giyin performances today, Frida and Saturday at the Mall a 10:30 a.m. and at 2. 4, 6:3 and 7:30 p.m. daily. All perfo: mances are free. Incidentally, t h e audienc. wasn't limited to children- crowd of about SO chuckling o dulls watched the show, too. Agnew Associates Removed From Engineers Lisl WASHINGTON (AP) -- A x-month investigation of une- jical conduct involving kick- acks to former Vice President o Agnew has resulted in tho (pulsion of five members from ic National Society of Profes- ional Engineers, a society wkesman says. Three other engineers linked itti Agnew resigned. The jokesman spiel all of the men [so were linked to kickbacks former Baltimore County Executive Dale Anderson. Acting on recommendations f the ethical practices cpm- nittee of the Maryland Society f Professional Engineers, the alional society expelled Allan Green, former president of !recn Associates Inc.; James 'clrica, president of James Mrica Associates Inc.; ficorge W. Stephens Jr., prcsi- lent of George W. Stephens associates Inc.; Walter P. Weigand, a former associate of the "Mrica combany, and Robert .. Whilcford, former president )T Wliiteford, Falk S: Mask Inc. The society said it accepted 'with prejudice" the resigna- ions of Jerome B. Wolf, former iresident of Grciner Environ- ncntal Systems Inc., and Leser Mat/ and John C. Childs of Malz, Childs Associates. All hree \vero government witnesses in the federal investiga- ion of kickback charges which preceded Agnew's resignation Oct. 10, 1!)73. "With prejudice" means the men cannot win re-admittance to the national or state professional societies. Meanwhile, tho Maryland society's board of directors filed charges against a number of engineers with the slato board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors. Marshal McCord, chairman of the stale hoard, did not identify the targets ot the complaints, but said some of them were among Ibose expelled Tuesday, 17, 1973, give false testimony concerning (Nixon lawyer Herbert Demos To Meet l/ITTLE KOCK.(AP) Arkansas executive -- The Democratic · party'.* committee s a i d Kalmbach's knowledge of .the purpose of'lhe payments to the Watergate defendants." - ; "It-lists as what it considers the first indication.that. Nixon already knew of thfe coVcr T up the fact that he decided not to attend a meeting- of five top aides on the Watergate break-in three days after it happened. The draft report also cites the famous 18V4-minute gap on a taped discussion between Nixon and Haldeman three days after the break-in. It says-the erasure occurred at a time 'the President stated that the tapes bad been under his 'sole and personal control.' " The list also includes Nixon's firing of former special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox, his comments on containing the Watergate investigation.and bis praise of former White" House Counsel John W. Dean HI for "putting your finger in the dike every time that leaks have sprung here and sprung there." Wednesday that it kvill meet Aug. 29 here to formulate a position .on the financial;' of party irirharies to he presented to an \ug. 30. legislative, pommltlee bearing.. .-".:-.;.; . : The ' committee: · also. .:an- lounced that a Pelribcralic ; par- ;y'convention will'be held Aug. 29 in House District 7} to select a new party nominee for state representive.. Kirby Meacham, the incumbent representative, . died June 10. A new nominee -will he selected to appear on :the November ballot for the district which is composed of Monroe and part of Arkansas counties. The convention will get under way at 2 p.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse at Clarendon. 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