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Hgypt oooko Arab oil ministers' meeting
CAIHO Egypt Conifay formally asked (or a rstetlng cf Arab c'l ministers In
Tripe'L Libya, next Sunday, th aaml-offldal Efjyptlsn f.!!dd:e East Naws Agency
TTn crncy dd not say what topics Era to b- dlisusrsd but earlltr Arab press
reports c.ld ths ell embargo sgslnst tha United Status would top the agenda.
Esypt Is reported to be so pleased with t.V.di'.s East peace progress worked out by
Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger that it is prepared to propose easing the oil
boycott silntt the United Clates.
Viol Cong fire on PO.17 helicopter
SAIGON Viet'Cong solders fired at and hit an Amerlcan-cperated helicopter on
its wcy to pick up released war prisoners deep in the Mekong Delta, sources close to
the PO7 exchange said Sunday.
No cne was injured in the incident Saturday, but the helicopter was forced to
return to base at Ca ?.!au, 145 mllas southwest of Saigon, the sources said.
it was the second time in four days that Communist ground-fire hit a helicopter
involved in the PO7 exchange.
California elections seen as test
Two special Congressional elections will be held Tuesday in traditional
Republican strongholds in California and Ohio that candidates see as a fresh test of
the Watarsate-tingsd Nixon Administration.
The Republicans are pitting veteran GOP state Sen. Robert J. Lagomarsino
against seven Democrats in the fight for California's Ventura and Santa Barbara
ccun'Jcs S2st that was held for almost two decades by lata Republican Rep. Charles
in Ohio's First Congressional District, Democrat Tom Luken and Willis Gradison
of the GOP will battle to represent the longtime GOP region.
Arab guerrillas to be tried
CAIRO Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has pledged to put on trial five Arab
guerrillas who carried out the Dec. 17 Rome airport massacre, the newspaper Al
Akhbar said Sunday.-
The newspaper quoted Arafat as saying the trial will be staged in secret by a
Palestinian revolutionary court under a "special law" of the Palestinian resistance
movement. He did not say where the trial will be held.
The trial will be the first against Arab guerrillas who sought refuge in an Arab
capital after a foreign operation.
Possible mistrial in Mitchell, Starts
NEW YORK Former Nixon Cabinet
officers John N. Mitchell and Maurice H.
Stans go back to federal court Monday to
learn whether the judge in their alleged
influence-peddling case will declare a
mistrial before even a shred of evidence has
been put to the jury.
The decision will be made by U.S. District
Court Judge Lee Gagliardi when court
resumes at 10:30 a.m. Monday. He has spent
the weekend weighing the case and
considering submissions made by
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AMSTERDAM Arab guerrillas,
hijacked a British Airways jetliner with 102
persons aboard soon after takeoff from
Beirut Sunday, and forced it to land at
U.S. may go metric
A major decision is expected Tuesday
which could lead to the United States
switching to voluntary use of the metric
system of measures over the next decade.
The House of Representatives Rules
Committee is expected to decide on a bill to
establish as national policy the gradual and
voluntary introduction of the metric system
now in use throughout most of the rest of the
Under the bill, metric would be the
predominant system of measurement, but
the commonly used methods adopted mostly
from Britain would still be in effect, said L.E.
Barbrow of the National Bureau of
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government and defense lawyers on the
The course of the present trial hinges on a
remark made by the prosecution in its
opening statement to the court Friday. It was
the same day that Mitchell was indicted by
the Watergate grand jury in Washington.
Defense attorneys asked the judge to
declare a mistrial when federal prosecutor
James W. Rayhill told the jury that as they
heard the evidence they should put
themselves "in the place of the grand
jurors ... citizens like yourselves," who
Schiphol airport outside Amsterdam and
then set it afire after allowing all passengers
and crew members to flee.
Police captured the hijackers, who were
armed with guns and hand grenades, in a
runway chase in which no shots were fired.
The passengers and crew members slid
down the emergency chutes of the blue, silver
and white VC10 aircraft moments before
smoke and flames began pouring out. Police
said two persons injured their ankles hitting
A British Airways spokesman said there
were 92 passengers and 10 crew members
aboard the four-engined jetliner on the
regular-scheduled flight to London.
There were conflicting reports on the
number of hijackers. The passengers said
two, but the police said they had captured
four after chasing them across the runway
when they tried to escape.
The only gunfire through the entire
ordeal, . according to the passengers and
police, came when one of the Arabs fired a
warning shot aboard the aircraft shortly
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BONN U.S. Secretary of State Henry A.
Kissinger ended his fourth Middle East
mission Sunday satisfied he had succeeded in
getting Syria and Israel talking about
military disengagement in the Golan Heights
even though the outcome is in doubt.
For Kissinger, the Israeli-Syrian talks on
the separation of forces along the Golan
Heights front was the. next step towards a
Middle East settlement. Publicly and
privately, Kissinger refused to speculate
whether the progress during his five days of
talks in five Middle East countries was
enough to induce Arab states to lift their oil
embargo against the United States.
Although the impression in the area is that
the end of the embargo will come soon, a
high American official with the Kissinger
party said it was obvious -the Secretary of
State had talked about it with Arab leaders,
including King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, but
the problem was getting agreement among
all the Arab states. Cairo reports said Egypt
has called for a meeting of oil ministers next
Sunday in Tripoli, Libya.
The official said that the United States
believes Middle East peace is a goal in itself
and does not want to give the Arabs the idea
that the oil weapon has worked.
Furthermore, it has been embarrassed
before with premature predictions it would
Kissinger arrived in the West German
indicted Mitchell and Stans on the influence
peddling charges last May.
- The judge explained to the eight men and,
four women jurors who had been carefully
selected over the previous nine days that an
indictment is only an accusation and the
defendants are to be presumed innocent
unless proven otherwise at their trial on 10
counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice
and perjury. If convicted on all charges,
Mitchell and Stans could be jailed for 50
Saying he was "gravely concerned over the
after seizing control. No one was hurt.
The gunmen took over the airliner shortly
after it left Beirut, the plane's only stopover
on a flight from Bombay to London. The
airline spokesman said 25 persons boarded
the craft at the Lebanese capital.
The spokesman said the hijackers at first
ordered the pilot to fly over Greece and then
on to Amsterdam.
Officials at Schiphol at first refused
landing permission but changed their mind
after the pilot informed the control tower
that he had fuel for only 15 minutes more.
Communications monitors at Zaventem
airport outside Brussels said they had
overheard the hijackers, in broken English,
say they wanted to blow up the aircraft over
the North Sea. But the fuel shortage
prevented them from getting there.
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JERUSALEM Prime Minister Goiia
Mcir announced Sunday nigSf she was
giving up on her efforts to form a new
government. The statement amounted to a
resignation and created doubts about Israel's
immediate ability to talk peace with the
Meir, 75. walked out of a Labor party
meeting after telling its members that she
encountered too much fractionalism and
bitterness in trying to form a new
Meir, prime minister since 1969, will
retain power only so long as her caretaker
government continues in office. Her party
voted unanimously to ask her to change her
She told her party meeting in the Knesset
capital at 6:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. EDT) after a
five-hour flight from Amman, Jordan, the
last of his Middle East stops. He talked with
King Hussein early Sunday and announced
the king would visit the United States on
It was the first time Kissinger had been in
Germany since becoming Secretary of State.
He left as a Jewish refugee from Nazism as a
boy of 1 5. In his talks here Sunday night with
Foreign Minister Walter Scheel and
Monday with Chancellor Willy Brandt, he
will turn mainly to the questions concerning
Europe and its relations with the United
Kissinger got the negotiating process
started between Israel and Syria by
persuading them both to send high officials
to Washington late this month to present
concrete proposals for separating their
forces, first the Israeli, then separately the
The high American official said they were
still far apart and the chances of success can
be predicted only after both present further
plans. Kissinger changed his mind in mid
mission about getting them face to face in
some form to avoid premature
The high official said the talks will be
much tougher than those which led to
Israeli-Egyptian agreement along the Suez
apparent excesses' of the prosecution in its
references to the grand jury, Gagliardi
directed the, government to present to him a
brief supporting its position and the defense
to present written arguments in support of
the mistrial motion.
If a mistrial is declared, the jury would be
excused, a date for a new trial would be set,
and the defense would be expected to again
ask that the trial be moved out of New York.
The issue was the latest in a long list of
problems that have delayed the trial three
times since last September.
Mitchell, 60, former attorney general, and
Stans, 65, former commerce secretary, two
architects of the President's election
campaigns in 1968 and 1972, are accused of
obstructing a major fraud investigation of
international financier Robert L. Vesco. The
indictment alleges they did this in exchange
for Vesco's secret $200,000 cash contribution
to the Nixon campaign.
Rayhill portrayed the defendants as
partners in crime who bargained their
political influence to get the Vesco
contribution and then lied to the grand jury
to keep it secret.
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parliament she would tell President Ephrain
Kz-tzir she was not able to form a new
government and therefore would return ths
mandate that authorized her a month Ego to
set up a government. That would amount to
her resignation if she followed through.
One reason for the current governmirt
crisis is a split between Mcir and Defense
Minister Moshe Dayan who was angered by
Labor party criticism of his conduct of the
October War and charges that he had left
Israel unprepared for the Yom Kippur
. The split was deepened by Dayan's
insistence that Meir bring the extreme
rightwing Likud bloc into a new
government. The Likud had criticized
Dayan too, but he approved their diehard
stand against returning any captured Arab
Meir rejected this demand on grounds it
would be a "government of paralysis' unable
to negotiate with the Arabs. As head of a
caretaker government Meir. successfully
negotiated the troop disengagement
agreement with Egypt.
Meir apparently made the sudden move
Hughes wants study
WASHINGTON Sen. Harold Hughes,
D-Iowa.. blocked promotions of two senior
aides of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff last week hoping to force the Senate
Arms Services Committee into a full scale
investigation of military spying on the White
House, his staff said Sunday.
Navy Capt. Arthur Knoizen was to be
promoted to rear admiral and Air Force Col.
Bennie Davis was to be elevated to general.
They were among six promotions Hughes
temporarily has blocked or has vowed to
Navy stenographer Charles Radford has
testified that both Knoizen and Davis knew
that he had purloined White House policy
papers and passed them to Adm. Thomas H.
Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
The four other officers whose promotions
were blocked were involved in secret
bombings in Southeast Asia or other
activities. But aides said that while Hughes
opposes promoting men involved in the
secret bombings, the Pentagon has now
turned over its records on those incidents,
removing any reason to formally block the
Hughes, a liberal, has been pressing for
open hearings on the spying affair over stiff
opposition from committee conservatives.'
He wants an airing of allegations the military
sought the information so it could try to
affect decisions on Vietnam and nenewed
relations with China. The military denies
this. Hughes feels both the spying and secret
bombing episodes raise questions about
civilian control of the military.
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Sunday in adamant opposition to increasing
demands that she form national unity
government that would include the Likud
hardliner and other hawkish elements in the
The move created doubts about the next
negotiating step. Israeli and Syrian
diplomats are to go to Washington this
month for indirect negotiations through
Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on a
disengagement agreement for the Golan
Heights. How this could be done now was
not immediately clear.
Hearst makes appeal
for break of silence
SAN FRANCISCO The parents of
kidnaped Patricia Hearst, in a dramatic
television pica, asked her terrorist abductors
Sunday to break 10 days of silence by
allowing her to send a note or tape saying she
In a television and radio plea, Randolph
A. Hearst told the Symbionese Liberation
Army that his 20-year-old daughter had the
right to correspond with her family if she was
being held as a prisoner of war.
"I'm sure she's all right." Hearst said in his
first appearance in more than a week before
the reporters and TV cameras outside his
suburban Hillsborough home.
His wife, Catherine, told their daughter to
"keep up your courage."
"You've never harmed anybody and I
know that pretty soon God will touch their
hearts and they'll send you home again," she
Hearst said he believed the SLA was a
"political movement" and that Patricia was
being held under the POW rules of the
The University of California coed was
kidnaped from her Berkeley apartment Feb.
4 by the tiny terrorist sect, which had
demanded a $6 million food giveaway as a
preliminary ransom. The family has put up
$2 million and pledged to provide the rest
following her release.
"We might ask that people that are
holding you if you could be allowed to send
us a letter or get in touch with us by tape,"
said Hearst, son of the late publishing
magnate William Randolph Hearst.
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