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Michigan Daily

Vol. LXXXIV, No. 67-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, August 21, 1974

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages






Congress likely to confirm choice

WASHINGTON (M - - President
Ford nominated Nelson Rockefeller
to be his vice president yesterday,
commending him to a receptive
Congress as a "good partner for
me . . . for our country and the
Rockefeller, the former gover-
nor of New York and twice a cam-
paigner for the Republican presi-
dential nomination, declared he
was deeply honored and eager to
do Ford's bidding while serving
"all the people of this great coun-
ROCKEFEILER said later that he be-
lieves Ford "has every intention" of
seeking election in 1976 to a full four-
year term as President.
He said the subject arose in prenomi-
nation discussions with the President,
and "that was my impression, that's
whiat I urged, that's my assumption."
Rockefeller, 6, saiid it would not be
appropriate to speak of his own desires
for 1976 - whether he would be Ford's
running mate - before he is confirmed
by Congress, regarded a virtual cer-
BESIDES, he said, when the issue of
1976 came up Ford "talked about him-
self, and not about me."
That disclosure came before reporters
at the Capitol, where Rockefeller paid a
few courtesy calls after the nationally
broadcast nomination ceremony at the
White House Oval Office.
And the statement ran counter to an
exchange he had with the White House
press corps:
Q. Governor, did you talk to the Presi-
dent about his plans for 1976?
A. No, sir.
ROCKEFELLER left the Capitol to fly
to his vacation home at Seal Harbor,
Long regarded as the Republican par-
ty's ranking liberal, Rockefeller con-
sistently had spurned any notion that he
settle for the vice presidency in years
Now, he was thrust into that job by
the unprecedented process of succession
that began Aug. 9 when Richard Nixon
resigned a presidency devastated by the
Watergate scandal.
Within minutes after Ford announced
the nomination, congressional leaders
began arranging the confirmation proce-
See FORD, Page 9

PRESIDENT GERALD FORD announced former New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller as his choice for the office of vice
president yesterday at the White House. Ford is shown here in Miami Beach Aug. 22, 1972 as he introduced Rockefeller to
the Republican National Convention. Ford was convention chairman.

House accepts IL
unit's impeachmen

WASHINGTON (A) - The House for-
mally closed out its impeachment pro-
ceedings against former President Rich-
ard Nixon yesterday accepting 412 to 3
its Judiciary Committee's report on the
case against him.
A resolution making the report an of-
ficial House document was introduced
by Democratic Leader Thomas O'Neill
who said it "writes a final chapter in a
momentous proceeding in the history
of the House of Representatives."
THE REPORT was quickly accepted
with no debate and Rep. Robert Bau-
man, (R-Md) strongly objected after the
vote that members had been given no
Asked whether leaders had rushed

acceptance through to prevent a debate
on whether Nixon should have been im-
peached, O'Neill replied:' "That is a
matter that every member will have to
interpret on his own."
Deputy Public Printer John Boyle said
the report probably will not be printed
and ready for public distribution until
tomorrow afternoon.
A Judiciary Committee source said
the printer now has the only copy of the
report in final form and so no one will
have access to it until it is printed.
FINAL drafts obtained by newsmen
last week showed the 38-member Judic-
iary Committee agreed that Nixon should
have been impeached for obstruction of
justice in the Watergate cover-up-but

t report
showed members divided beyond that.
The official report will be made up of
the case of the 28-member majority for
the three impeachment articles approved
by the committee, the 10-member minor-
ity's case against most charges and in-
dividual members' views.
The committee adopted three articles
of impeachment that included the Water-
gate cover-up, abuse of power and de-
fiance of committee subpoenas for ma-
THE DRAFT report for the 10 Repub-
licans who originally voted against im-
neachment contends the only evidence
the committee ever got was Nixon's own
disclosure two weeks ago that he ap-
proved an effort to curb the FBI's initial
Watergate investigation.

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