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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFIC1 Carbondale Murphysboro Htrrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16lh Volume MNo 5l3flc Copy Fivo Soetloni eomte family weekly tabloid supplem Mr to frtu Joiiriwl Mtirphyiboro SUNDAY MARCH Smiles Helios at reunion Washington AP It was handshakes all around nice to see you and how have you been as seven former Nixon associates got together again Saturday in a reunion once un dreamed of No solemn faces no public statements It was like a partial roster from the Whos Who in Govern ment edition Five of the men once walked the White House corridors as freely as the President himself Their word was unchallenged because they spoke for Presi dent Nixon Now they shared the same burden commonly indicted on felony charges alleging a massive conspiracy to hide knowledge of the Watergate breakin from probers through lies and destruction of evidence and payments for silence They were there to answer the charges with pleas Except for the minute it t wk to say not guilty to all counts in a courtroom packed with newsmen and a handful of spectators the affair was not a somber one John how are you Good to see you again That from Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski who brought the charges to John N Mitchell the former attorney general on the receivingend Are you in good health asked Mitchell solicitously Fairly well said Jaworski Charles W Colson came in and then John D Ehrlichman Handshakes Smiles A pat on the back Robert C Mardian once head of the Internal Security Division of the Justice Department sit ting at the counseltable talking with his former boss Mitchell John D Ehrlichman wanders over to listen Handshakes smiles not so big Now comes H R Haldeman the onetime chief of staff who said he was working for zero defects in the White House No longer brush cut but medium length neatly combed hair He looks younger and tanned Haldeman wears a flag in his lapel a habit carried over from the White House President Nixon always wears one too Gordon Strachan Haldemans former assistant walks in No big buzz in the courtroom He seems to be looking for a hand to shake finds one A Watergate seven plead innocent Washington AP H R Haldeman John D Ehrlichman and John N MitcheU once President Nixons chief aides and confidants stood before a federal judge Saturday and pleaded innocent to charges conspired to coverup the Watergate affair They entered their innocent pleas in a closely guarded courtroom along with Charles W Colson Robert C Mardian Kenneth W Parkinson and Gordon Strachan all former iWhite House or Nixon reelec tion committee employes Walker Ehrlichman and Colson also pleaded innocent to charges leveled by another grand jury that they violated the rights of a California psychiatrist by sen ding burglars into his office The proceeding before Chief S District Judge John J Sirica lasted only six minutes As I call your name please state to the court how you plead to the charges said the clerk James Capitanio as the seven men and their lawyers stood before the bench I Mitchell charged with six felony counts in the indictment was first in the unprecedented roll call Not guilty to all counts said the former attorney general here from New York where he is on trial with former Secretary of Commerce Maurice H Stans on allegations that he traded a favor for a campaign contribu tion Then Haldeman Not guilty on all counts Then Ehrlichman Not guilty on all counts Then Colson Mardian t Parkinson and Strachan Not guilty Even in their arraignments the men were given VIPstatus None had to fill out the cus tomary probation forms or undergo fingerprinting the usual procedure None had to post bond to remain free Their trial is scheduled for Sept 9 Sirica will preside If there was strain in the reu nion of onetime associates in the same courtroom where the Watergate burglars stood trial 14 months ago It didnt show include Choate Vaught Chicago AP Five Daley Democrats are Included on a list of legislative candidates prepared by Gov Daniel Walker for endorsement In the March 19 primary ac cording to the Chicago Tribune The newspaper said Saturday fliat its reporter discussed the list with Walker aides and thatit Included these favored can didates of Chicago Mayor Eichard J Daley Rep Harold Washington of the Mostly cloudy and cooler to day with a chance of thunder storms Highs from 58 to 66 Southerly winds at 10 to 18 miles an hour with gusts in thunderstorms becoming wes terly at 10 to 15 miles an hour tonight The chance of precipitation ia 40 per cent 26th District Theodore Lechowicz of the 17th Michael Madigan of the 27th who also is the 13th ward committeeman John Merlo of the 12th also 44th ward committeeman and Samuel Maragos of the 30th The Tribune said the only U S House candidate on the friends list is Paul Simon iho Is running for Congress from the 24th District in Southern Illinois Walker defeated Simon for the guber natorial nomination of the Democratic party in 1972 Walker is also reportedly backing Harold D Byers of Highland in the Democratic primary in the 55th District Other Democrats seeking the nomination are incumbent Don E Brummet of Vandalia Michael E Slape of Pocahontas and Michael Besant of Mary ville In a hotly contested primary in the 59th District in Southern Illinois Walker is said to be en dorsing the candidacies of House Minority Leader Clyde L Choate of Anna and David Vaught of Carmi Walkers son Jnlaw A third candidate in this race is incumbent Richard 0 Hart of Bentpn who clashed with Walker last year over legislation to ease environmental regula tions related to the high sulfur content of Southern Illinois coal The fourth candidate is Randall Feetcu Fetcho of Eldorado Only two will be nominated What else is new Hart said when asked to comment on Walkers endorsements Sat urday This Is just another exam ple of the Governor saying one thing and doing something else Walker has been helping his i soninlaw all along I guess this is just to let the public know what is going on First the Governor said that Vaught was not going to run Then Vaught announced his can didacy and the Governor said he wasnt going to be active in the campaign And now the Governor announces his en dorsement Walker is endorsing many In dependent candidates some challenging regular Democratic candidates the newspaper said Hearsts report message Hillsborough Calif AP Catherine Hearst mother of kidnaped coed Patricia Hearst said Saturday night a San Francisco radio station received a taped communicationbelieved to be from the abductors of her 20yearold daughter It would be the first message since Feb 20 from the Sym bionese Liberation Army which claims to be holding the young woman hostage Miss Hearst was dragged screaming from her Berkeley apartment on Feb 4 The victims mother said radio station KSAN called her to inform her of the communica tion A station spokesman also confirmed it has received a tape and that a creditcard belonging to Miss Hearst accompanied the tape Sherry Mathis IT tearfully welcomes her mother Dolores 28 Saturday Mrs Mathii her husband Tom 28 and their two other children Tommy 7 and Gregory 2 were kidnaped at gunpoint Friday night and forced to drive frani their home in Ogil ville Ind to Hammond Ind Their abductor released them unharmed AP Wirephoto By The Associated Press persons Saturday with plotting to kidnap a foreign consul in Los Angeles arid agents in the New York area hunted for three more persons in the abduction of an 8 yearold boy Arrested in the Los Angeles plot were Maria Theresa Alonzo 22 Garrett Brock Trapnell 36 and Robert Bernard Hedberg Jr37 Police said Miss Alonzo was once an associate of convicted killer Charles Manson TrapneU serving a life sentence for skyjacking and Hedberg charged with unlawful flight and assaulting a policeman areboth in the Los Angeles County Jail the FBI said The three were accused of conspiring while both men were in jail to kidnap the consul general of one of the following countries Estonia Paraguay Uruguay Canada France Germany Switzerland or Haiti In Hackensack N J the FBI said it was searching for at least three more suspects in the kid naping of 8yearold John CaLzadilla of Dix Hills N Y Four young men already were being held in the case Arrested in the kidnaping were Norberto M Fernandez 17 His brother Eligio 19 Ricardo R Tuero 17 and Wilfredo Alvarez 18 all of Union City N J The FBI said with vio lating federal kidnaping statutes Agents said the four arrested men and the boys parents are natives of Cuba but they dis counted political motives for the abduction This appears to be a kidnap ing for ransom said one agent Saturday The ransom paid by the boys father has not been recovered Authoritiessaid the Calzadilla boy was lured intoa car as he walked home from school Wednesday by two men and a woman The boy was released Friday In California the family of kidnaped coed Patricia Hearst hoped goodwillgroceries telng distributed to thousands of persons would prompt her ab ductors to break a 17day silence Volunteers planned to give out 5000 bags of food Saturday But A Ludlow Kramer director of People in Need said the million food program has only enough money to last I another month If we havent heard from Patricia Hearst inthat time then the program will be discontinued he said The Symbionese Liberation Army has claimed it kidnaped Miss Hearst 20 from her Berkeley apartment on Feb 4 and is holding her as a prisoner ofwar Af Texas library sfrecrker Ladybird laughs Cronkite blushes By The Press Mrs Lyndon B Johnson laughed Walter Cronkite Hush ed And the streaker was drag ged out thedoor It all happened Saturday at the LBJ LibraryAuditoriumIn Austin Tex as the fad for dashing about nude continued no end insight It beats footiball rallies said one young woman who shedher i clothes as she strolled down a street near San Jose State Col lege in California The incident at the library as Cronkite a CBS newsman and former student at the University of was accepting the Schoolof Com munications DeWitt C Reddick Award for outstanding ment The nude only SIU board deliberates behind By Dave Butler Of The Southern Dlinoisan The Southern Illinois Uni versity Board of Trustees met In closed session for more than seven hours Saturday apparently discussing alleged Irregularities in the expendi ture of used to buy alcoholic beverages After the meeting board chairman Ivan A Elliott Jr of Carmi would say only that the board will meet again in special closed session at 6 p Ei Wednesday The board also is scheduled to meet in closed session from 9 am until 11 am Thursday preceding the regular open monthly meeting During the marathon ses gion the board apparently dis cussed irregularities revealed on Feb 28 by Elliott and BIUC President David R Derge They said then that Danllo Crescanin 41 the No 2 man at SIUC had requested re assignment to teaching after discovering possible irregular ities in the expenditure of from a restricted ac count Orescanin had been execu tive vice president vice presi dent for administration and campus treasurer Derge has approved his request for a fulltime teaching position in the School of Business how ever the trustees have not yet acted on it The money in question came from public funds but not stateappropriated tax dollars Derge said earlier he believes the money probably should have come from an SIU Foun dation account He would not say how the money was spent However James M Brown chief of board staff said he understood the money was used to buy alcoholic bever ages which were used for of ficial entertaining Orescanin waited outside of the meeting today but was not called individually before tiit board He to be called at the next closed ses sion Orescanin did attend a portion of the meeting along with several top administra tors at SIUC Meanwhile more than 50 Oarbondale area business peo ple have signed letters of sup port for Orescanin The let ters sent to the board of trustees ask that Orescan ins resignation from admin istrative duties be rejected We feel that the acts of which he Orescanin has been accused are precedented and are therefore not suffi cient reason for the accept tance of his resignation the letters say He appears the possible victim of an internal power play to force his resignation they Referring to budget prob lems the letters say we would like to see the boards confidence in the Derge ad ministration continued so as to avoid further adverse pub My J said the Saturday session was not the longest recorded for the board He said longer sessions were held during the University House episode and over the retire ment of former president Delyte W Morris The board apparently ceived an audit of the ac count in question at the meet ing Elliott promised on Feb 28 that the audit or a report on it would be released to public in a 10 days He said Saturday he does not know when the informa tion will be released During the closed session more than a dozen top ad ministrators at SIUC either appeared mdidvidually before the board or waited outside of the room Those oaDed before the board included T Richard Mager vice presidentfor development and services Hollis Merritt assistant to the president Keith Leuure vice president for academic affairs and John Huffman SIUC legal counsel Derge Orescanin Brown and C Richard Gruny legal counsel for the board waited outside of the meeting During most of the day only the members of the board metin the closed ses sion All seven current mem bers of the board and Donald Hatings student representa tive from the Edwardsville campus attended the meet ing No administrators were present from the Edwafds ville campus Warren Buffum SIUC bud get officer and Dale Knight controller and acting vice president for administration and campus treasurer also waited outside ofthemeetingi Theinternal powerstruggle referred to in the letters sup porting Orescanin apparently either Mager or Leasure are pri vately mountingdrives to be come temporary SIttC presi U Derge quite or re placed Both men have denied the rumors and he does not plan to There has been speculation overpossible successors for Derge since the Faculty Se nate asked the board in early January to replace er administration at SIUC The handling of budgetcuts Was cited for the request The alleged may involve unconfirmed re ports that Mager Merritt and possibly Huff man approached Elliott about the alleged irregularities in volving Orescanin before they told Derge who was on vaca tion at the time All of those persons questioned have de clined comment Under Illinois law the board may discuss the hiring or firing of personnel in clos ed session but no action may be taken If jthe board takes any ac tionon the alleged irregular itjes if apparently will come i during Thursdays open meet ing tennis shoes an orange baseball cap and a homemade cloth mask entered through a side door about 12 feet from the speakers platform but didnt get very far Two security men pounced on him and dragged him away A witness saidthe widow of the late President laughed at the incident Cronkite vresumed his speech chuckled ttien com mented My composure des troyed And without a CBS camera The streaker was unidentified Weve got male down here said a spokesman at police headquarters Wed like to know who he is ourselves He Area streakers active Friday Story pneto Pg 3 doesnt have to tell us anything but he isnt leaving here until he does The San Jose streaking fest began Friday night and lasted into the early morning hours on Saturday The police concentrated on trying to keep traffic moving On a warm night like this it will prcibably go on until 4 am commented one officer Inside today INDIAN LORE class re builds the past See a story by Kathie Pratt Photos by Ed Greer Page 17 COELLO A CITY with three names Al Sacharov in vestigatesCoellospast in an Our Town feature Photos by Ed Greer Page 22 MITCHELL MUSEUM Mt Vernon is a tribute to the arts Reporter Sam Denoms and photographer Ed Greer give ita closer look Enter tainer MURPHYSBORO beats Her rin advances to basketball sectional Page 10 BENTON wins another cage regional Page 10 RIDGWAY CENTURY play in Class A basketball super sectional Tuesday Pagell GENE BARTOW of Mem phis State named Illinois cage coach Page 9 INDEX Ann Landers A Bridge A Business 2526 BG 2 Classified 3134 Crossword 4A Editorials 24 Family Living Finance 2730 Records 7 Sports M4 Television 2A16A WMther details map 7   

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