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March 30, 1974 - Image 4

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HIGAN DAILY SoturdayMarch 30,1914
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to be done," said Floyd Stamps of
South Euclid, Ohio, father of Rob
ert Stamps, one of the nine wound-
ed students. Young Stamps gradu- "
ated from Kent State last year.
ARTHUR KRAUSE, w h o s e * s
daughter Allison was killed, said s.
from his suburban Pittsburgh, Pa., 1
home: "I'm relieved because this
may be the beginning of the end of
a long road to finally get to the
"And I'm sorry because so many
obstacles. were put in our path by >
people like former Atty. Gen. John x
Mitchell, who didn't see any rea-
1son to prosecute back in 1971,"
Krause said.t
James McGee of Ravenna, one
of the former guardsmen indicted,
said, "I have plenty to say and I
will say it." But he refused to
answer questions until he had con-
sulted an attorney. Mathew Mc-
Manus, another of those indicted,
declined comment. 2 . I A
I Guard Adjutant Gen. Dana Ste- M x..
wart said "these men are inno- E ...'..'
cent until proven otherwise. We
1 would hope, too, for a speedy trial
so that those involved will nott
have to wait another four years
for a decision."
Maj. John Martin of Wooster, m.. ae. a.2'a 2was
who commanded Campany A, 145th 3}"" ° n\
Cavalry, during the shootings, ex- AP Photo
pressed surprise at the indict-
ments. Getting the full picture
"THESE YOUNG men have civil Photographers try for a different angle outside the Washington Monument Thursday as several Viet-
rights, too," he said. "I'm won- nam veterans leave the monument. The veterans occupied the monument for a short while after they
dering if anybody is looking after were denied entry to the White 'House where they went to air their grievances against Veterans
the." Administration hospitals. There were no arrests in the incident.
A spokesman for Ohio Atty. Gen. _____
William Brown said the state
would continue to lend legal help SOURCES CITE LAWYERS:
for civil suits, but not to the crimi-
nal indictments returned in Cleve-Tf
land yesterday.
"It is the policy not to authorize, UNxon won't file new returns
defense of state employes on crim-
inal charges," he said. (Continued from Page 1) I papers worth $576,000 to the Na- of his San Clemente, Calif., pro-
IN 1971, a state grand jury ab- ALTHOUGH the joint commit- tional Archives, sources reported perty.
solved guardsmen of any blame tee's inquiry is not directly related developments they said could lead The report also is understood to
and indicted 25 other persons on to the general investigation, into to suggestions for compromise. A cover his claimed deduction of
riot and other related charges. possible grounds for impeachment new appraisal of the papers has part of the expenses of the San
Most of those charges were later being conducted by the House Ju- put a much lower value on them,; Clemente establishment on the
dropped. But the federal grand diciary Committee, permitting his they said, so that, if the donation basis of official use, and several
jury said the eight persons it in- lawyers to participate could be were ruled valid, Nixon still would other items involving smaller
dicted fired in the direction of the cited as a precedent affecting the owe some tax. sums.
mass of students. broader inquiry. HOWEVER, one source said that The suggestion that Nixon volun-
Named defendants were: Law- James St. Clair, Nixon's at- nothing he had seen convinced him tarily file new returns for the
rence Shafer, 28, Ravenna, Ohio; torney, has asked for an oppor- that the donation qualifies under years in question was made pub-
James McGee, 27, Ravenna, Ohio; tunity to challenge evidence, cross- the law. A key question is whether licly by Rep. Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.),
William Perkins, 28, Canton, Ohio; question witnesses and introduce the gift was completed and ac- vice chairman of the joint commit-
James Pierce, 29, Amelia Island,. his own evidence before the Ju- cepted before July 25, 169, when' tee and chairman of the tax-writ-
Fla.; Ralph Zoller, 27, Mantua, diciary Committee. That group, di- a change in the applicable law took ingHouse Ways and Means Com-
Ohio; Barry Morris, 29, Kent, vided on the issue, has not replied. effect. mittee.
Ohio; Mathew McManus, 28, West On the biggest single item in the The staff report is understood to THE WHITE HOUSE has not re-
Salem, Ohio; and Leon Smith, 27, tax controversy, Nixon's conten- cover 'also such questions assponded publicly, but sources said
Bay City, Ohio. tion that he made a valid gift of whether Nixon should have paid the committee has been given to
capital gains tax on the profits understand that Nixon has no in-
from sale of his New York con- tention of conceding in advance
dominium apartment and a portion I that his returns were icorrect.
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