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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 21, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION Murphytbort Hirrln 710 N HlliMia 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume 44lte Copy 4Seettoi 010175 I HOME OFFICE LIJiDSAYSCn pO BOX 739 DECATUH ILL 62625 Htrrln Dilly JMTMI Mumhyibara imtoHtdMt THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 1974 Second terrorist kid nap r Atlanta editor abducted Atlanta AP Fatigued but composed Virginia Murphy maintained a vigil by her telephone today hoping for a call from the kid naper of her husband Reg Murphy editor of the Atlanta Constitution We havent heard any more sadd the slim brown eyed Mrs Murphy called Gin by her husband I dont want to say or do anything that will jeopardize his life said Mrs Murphy tucking her stockinged feet beneath her as she curled up in an overstuf fed chair in her spacious living room Murphy has been abducted by group calling itself the Revolutionary Army his newspaper said today Murphy 40 has been missing since about pm Wednes day when he left his home with a man who said he wanted to talk to him about a news story his wife said There have been no demands but there were indications that a followup telephone call was ex pected William H Fields executive editor of Atlanta Newspapers which publishes the Constitution and Atlanta Journal said the newspaper received a telephone Heorsf gefs demand oi million more Hillsborough Calif AP The terrorist kidnapers of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sent a new communica tion to her family today ap parently containing an addi tional demand of million for the girls freedom Charles Gould a family Reg Murphy AP Wiraphoto spokesman said Yes there is a tape and some letters as well Gould declined further com ment but another spokesman said the tape included a message from Miss Hearst There was no immediate comment from me FBI but a news conference was scheduled in Los Angeles later today by US Atty Gen William Saxbe call about pm Wednes day He said similar calls were made to Atlanta television sta tion WAGA and to Mrs Murphy The caller said the Constitu tion would hear further by other means Channel 5 TV WAGA received a similar call at about pm Shortly thereafter Murphys wife received a can from someone who said If you want to know about your husband call Jim Minter Minter is managing editor of the paper Security was tight at the Jour nalConstitutions new marble and glass building Guards were requiring all employes ot show their building passes and to register even though they were familiar with most of them FBI agents searched Murphys office for clues again today after having made a search Wednesday night Murphy was named editor of the Constitution in October 1968 at the time the late Ralph McGill was publisher It was the second major kid raping this month Patricia Hearst 20 daughter of newspaper executive Randolph A Hearst was abducted from her Berkeley Calif home on Feb 4 by a group calling itself the Symbionese Liberation Army Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson said today If this is a Emissions removable panel told By Don Frost Of The Southern Illinoisan A state Environmental Pro tection Agency official say there is no reason why sulfur dioxide cannot be removed from coal flue gases G Narender Reddy of the EPA was among the first to testify before the Illinois Senate Subcommittee ofSulfur Dioxide Emissions today dc the Benton Community Center Reddy told the committee that a variety of sulfur removal sys tems provide sufficient evidence there are no inherent reasons why sulfur dioxide cannot be removed from coal flue gases The focus of the agen cys variance recommendations would urge utilities to exercise their options in favor of flue gas to desulfurization systems or coal gasification for comply ing with sulfur dioxide emission standards Rfeddy said We are presently evaluating such systems and would be in the near future about two years determine mine com pliance schedules for plants uti lizing such systems Reddy said Most Illinois coal has a high sulfur content which pollutes the air when burned The use of much Illinois coal will be ban ned by 1975 unless present state and federal environmental pro tection laws are changed or methods extracting the sulfur from smoke or coal are found The hearings are continuing group like the group that has Miss Hearst I dont believe were looking at a localized ac election campaign tivity I think its going to be Indicted was Jake Jacobsen national in its scope Lawyer accused today Washington AP A federal grand jury indicted a Texas lawyer on a charge of lying to a grand jury about dairy industry contribu tions to President Nixons re 54 of Austin and FBI Director Clarence Kelley Gould said the communication was from the Symbionese Liberation Army which claimed it abducted Miss Hearst from a telephone call Wednesday night It directed him to a telephone booth where he found the tape recording KGO said that unlike previous tapes received from the SLA the new recording did not carry a message from the kidnaped woman Miss Hearst turned 20 on Wednesday Her parents had appealed to the abductors to release her on her birthday as a gesture of good faith The SLA had demanded originally that Hearst distribute worth of free food to each of Californias poor and needy as a condition for negotiations for the girls release Hearst said he could not possibly meet that demand which state officials estimated would cost some million He went ahead instead with the million Peoples in Need pro gram He said the food assembled in ago 1L flUUUULdl JTHOa u nc OCIU Berkeley apartment 17 daysthe first 22 hours would feed 20000 persons The growing stores included 4000 loaves of cLiuivr bread 5000 quarts of fresh already had mounted a milk a truckload of turkeys and million food distribution pro40000 pounds of walnuts Her father newspaper ex Randolph A Hearst gram in an effort to win her release More than worth of food has been stockpiled The distribution to the poor scheduled to start Friday is Another San Francisco radio KiGO reported that the Rev Cecil Williams an in termediary in past SLA com munications received a Confused1 Hearsts Peoples in Need is patterned after a food distribu tion plan launched in Washington state in 1970 after heavy cutbacks in the aerospace industry caused widespread unemployment in the Seattle and Puget Sound area That program Neighbors In Need Is now operating statewide in Washington Walker unsure of more gasoline Chicago AP Im not going to be sure of anything until it starts coming right out of the pumps Gov Daniel Walker says of the flurry of gasoline allotments and an nouncements of more fuel for Illinois The governor held a news conference Wednesday following announcements in Washington by the Federal Energy Office that he would control distribu tion of the newly allotted gasoline in Illinois I have been confused like everybody else and I still am Walker said The FEO said no order has been issued but that one is being drafted for 63 million gallons of extra gasoline to be distributed in the Chicago area for the rest of the month We are bound to get the ad ditional gasoline Walker said but until the order is issued I can only assume that the FEO will direct the oil companies to deliver it About all we can do is monitor them call the com panics and ask if they are ship ping the governor said The confusion began a week ago when Walker and Sen Charles H Percy announced that 6 million gallons of gasoline would be diverted from other states to Illinois Following the FEO announce ment Tuesday of additional allocations the question arose was Illinois getting a total of 12 million extra No said Walker the first 6 million was not diverted He didnt know where it went So the additional gasoline would amount to just over 6 million gallons Three major suppliers in the Chicago area said they have begun new allocation deliveries in the Chicago area Standard 750000 gallons Shell 180000 and Mobil 140000 Walker said Illinois emergency reserves still hold 6 million gallons that could be released near the end of the month if it appears the emergency fuel will not be needed by police and official state vehicles Three million gallons of emergency reserves already have been released mostly to the Chicago area Dragline on Hit mova naar Elkvilla Photo by Ed Grear Massive dragline moves closes road about 3 hours Part of the ElkvilleRoyal ton blacktop road was closed Wednesday as Consolidation Coal Co moved a massive drag line to a new location The dragline weighing 529000 pounds was moved from a low area to a drier location as part of a com pany plan to prepare the site for a new strip mine east of Elkville A continuous track of ply wood was laid before each of the machines two tracks by a crew traveling with the machine in a pickup truck The crew alternated between laying the plywood before dragline and picking it up afterthe machine passed over on the nfew mine site at Elkville includes changes in the channel of the Little Muddy River The com pany has received permission for rechannelization in one area from the state Dept of Transportation Water Re sources Management office and another application is pending The dragline was moved onto County Highway 14 the Elkville Royalton blacktop Wednesday afternoon The road was closed to normal traffic about three hours as the machine moved about 2200 feet on the highway before turning off onto company por Approvalfor the move was granted by the Jackson Coun ty Board last week on the recommendation of County Highway Supt William Mun soh Munson said the company posted a performance bond to cover any damage He said the bond is more than sufficient to cover any damage up to complete re placement of the less than half a mile section Munson said engineering statistics showed the massive machines weight was distri buted over a wide area re sulting in a rating of only slightly more than 13 pounds per square inch which he said is less than the weight distri bution of most automobiles Former Daley aide indicted Chicago AP A former top aide to Mayor Richard J Daley was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charges of mail fraud Earl Bush former press secretary and director of public relations for the mayors office was accused of concealing his ownership of an advertising firm which had an exclusive contract for display advertising at OHare International Airport Judge hears Ferne Clyf fe motions Judge Robert Porter in circuit court in Vienna today took unr der advisement a motion to disr miss a suit by Goreville against Anthony Dean director of the Illinois Department of Conserva tion Attorneys for both sides will submit briefs to Porter before he rules The suit was filed by me Goreville village board and resi dents against Dean as an indivi dual after he department closed tte north entrance to dyffe State Park They claim the road is public and cannot be dosed without puttie con sent James W Sanders attorney for Dean in pressing for dis missal said the suit should have been filed against the state de partment and in the court of claims in Springfield a special court set up to hear suits against the state He asks dis missal of the suit Gordon Lambert attorney for the Goreville residents that Dean committed an illegal act and therefore the suit could not be filed against the state department The hearing lasted about an hour and a half Congress pay vote bocked Washington CAP House backers of a pay raise for federal officials including for congressmen blocked a showdown today by staying away from a House committee meeting A veto resolution against President Nixons proposal re mained bottled up in the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee when a quorum fail ed to show up to vote on it Strip mine regulations New coal bill offered A new strip mining bill was introduced in Congress today as the House Interior Committee met to consider legislation hammered out by a subcom mittee last year Rep Craig Hosmer RCalif sponsor of the new bill said it would provide adequate supplies of energy while protecting nature from needless scars Hosmer said expanded use of coal inthe face of petroleum shortages would not be possible under the bill being considered by the committee The ranking republican member of the Interior Com mittee said its bill would pro hibit new mining starts in the coalrich federal lands of the West until the Secretary of the interior can implement a federal lands program He said this could take as long as three years The bill before the committee also would insist on the return of lands to their approximate original contour after mining Brief to influence House Judiciary Committee Panel told crime isnt only Tonight cloudy with occas ional showers and thunder storms Lows in the 40s FW day cloudy and turning colder with showers ending early Highs in the upper 40s or low er 50s Cloudy with chance ot rain Saturday through Mon day INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Weather details map Sports 2325 17 4 67 26 911 Washington AP The staff of the House Judiciary Committee has agreed m a broad definition of 1m reachable offenses that could greatly expand the grounds for the possible impeachment of President Nixon A legal brief joined in by both the majority and minority counsels for the committee and made available today concludes that impeachable offenses need not be criminal acts The brief represents only the views of the staff and is not binding on the committee but it is expected to have a strong in fluence on the members as they pursue their impeachment in yestigation The brief traces the history of the impeachment clause in tha Constitution and its previous uses by Congress concluding that it has been addressed to serious offenses agaist the system of government The emphasis has been on the significant effects of the conduct undermining the in tegrity of office disregard of the constitutional duties and oath of office arrogation of power abuse of the government pro cess adverse impact on the system of government Clearly these effects can be brought about in ways not an ticipated by tha criminal law the brief itatea i i The brief declares that the duty of a president to preserve protect and defend the Con stitution includes the duty not to abuse his powers or transgress their limits not to violate the rights of citizens such as those guaranteed by the Bill of Rights and not to act in derogation of powers vested elsewhere by the Constitution The brief acknowledges that the political nature of a presidents role makes it dif ficult to define the meaning of faithful exercise of his powers Although me brief was agreed to by both John M Doar the chief counsel and Albert E A Jenner Jr the minority counsel it is understood that lastminute changes deleting more specific findings were necessary in order to win Jenners ap proval Rep Robert McClory REL said the disagreement was so severe the Republicans were considering issuing a minority report until Doar agreed to the deletions Meanwhile the S e n a t e Judiciary committee said Wednesday it had no immediate plans to hold public hearings over the dispute between Presi dent Nixon and special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski Jaworski hat been stymied in his attempts to ob tain access to Whife House files and has reported his problems to the committee Sources said Senate Judiciary members are concerned that such hearings could result in charges of unfair pretrial publicity because Watergate in dictments are believed im minent In other Watergaterelated developments a US District Court judge cleared the way for ousted White House Counsel John W Dean III to testify at the upcoming trial of Dwight L Chapin another former White House aide Chapin accused of lying four times under oath to me Watergate grand jury is scheduled to go on trial April 1 He lost his court battle to keep Dean from testifying against him when the judge ruled no confidential attorneyclient privilege existed between the two as Chapin had contend ed At separate meetings Wednesday with the Democratic and Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee Doar and Jenner described their conclusions about impeachment in broad terms leaving the details for a later briefing Jenner is reported to have told the Republicans several of whom are on record as believing only indictable crimes are im peachable that while an offense need not be indictable it must be very serious to be im peachable Jenners position is of special Importance to the White House A respected lawyer and the Republicans own choice to head their impeachment staff he has great influence with the GOP members Rep Peter W Rodino DN J chairman of the Judiciary Committee said the brief will be a valuable guide to the but that each one will ultimately have to make an individual choice as to what constitutes an impeachable off   

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