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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphybwe 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N 16th Velume 12No Copy US to Two j WH frm Mrrln Dilly JMrnl MONDAY MARCH 18 1974 sweep Suez Washington AP Acting on an Egyptian re quest the United States has agreed to help sweep mines from the Suez Canal in order to make the waterway available to international shipping the State Department announced to day In a brief announcement the department said Americans would provide technical advice and training for Egyptians responsible for clearing unex ploded mines in the canal and Its banks The canal has been blocked eince the 1967 sixday war between the Arab states and Israel In line with a recent warning of relations between Washington and Cairo a US Navy team was sent to Egypt last month to conduct a survey on sweeping the mines from the canals mouth The halfdozen Navy specialists reported back to the Pentagon earlier this month The clearing operation it is understood will be conducted jointly British team using helicopters and divers The United States has offered to help finance reopening of the canal Full relations with Egypt were reestablished Feb 28 on Secretary of State Henry A Kissingers last swing through the Middle East Ransom paid for bankers wife Minneapolis AP Ransom has been paid for the return of Eunice Kronholm and her abductors have promised to let her banker husband know her whereabouts today a family spokesman said Mrs Kronholm whose hus band Gunnar is president of Drovers State Bank in South St Paul disappeared from her Lino Lakes home Friday morn ing Her brotherinlaw the Rev Bruce Fleming read a brief statement in a telephone call to The Associated Press early to day The ransom money has been delivered to the abductors as instructed the Rev Mr Fleming said have pre mised to let Gunnar Kronholm know this morning where bis wife is being held We are now prayerfully and with hope for this informal tion But several hours later there was still no word We havent heard anything said Craig Kronholm the kidnaped womans stepson The Rev Mr Fleming a Baptist minister whose wife is Mrs Kronholms sister said he could not revealanymorein formation Earlier the FBI said Mrs Kronholms automobile was found early today at a suburban Minneapolis shopping cen ter The FBI said her 1969 Buick Skylark was found parked in a lot at the Southdale Shopping Center in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina The FBI said the car was found by tHe Edina Police Department but no other details were released Edina police referred questions about the car to the FBI Mrs Kronholm 46 was last seen by her husband when he left their home Friday morning for work Friday afternoon Kronholm received a telephone call from spmeone whotoldhim to deliver allthe money you can to a station The caller hung up before Kronholm could clarify the demand Kronholm 60 had asked the FBI not to interfere in the case Coiirnittee to get jury report Washington CAP US District Judge John J Sirica ruled today that a secret grand jury report on President Nixons role in Watergate should be the House1 Judicary Committee for its 1m peachment inquiry Sirica said in his22pafee opi nion that theperson on yhom the report President of the United States has not objected to its release to the committee Other persons are involved only indirectlySiricasaid He also said the report draws no accusatoryconclusions it renders no moral or social judgments The report is a simple and straightforward compilation of information gathered by the grand jury and no more Sirica who steps down as chief judge of the US District Court in Washington Tuesday delayed implementation of his order for to enable in terested to file appeals with the U S Court of Appeals strongly recommends that its report and a with evidence should go to the i e a ch m e n t c o m m i 1 1 e e here the although it has not been judge wrote that Rep W Rodino heads House Judiciary Committee AP Wirephoto Ruling upheld Agencies must justify withholding data Argentine industrial executive is treed Washington The Supreme Court today refusedto interfere with a lower court order imposing specific burdens on government at torneys attempting to deny ac cess to documents sought under of Information the Freedom Act Paris AP Yves Boisset French produc tion manager for the Peugeot subsidiary in Argentina has heen freed unharmed after being held by kidnapers since Dec 28 and is en route to France the car company an nounced today Boisset 36 was abducted by gunmen as he drove to his Mice near the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires It was not known whether a ransom had been demanded but an elaborate system with a telephone code was set up to deal with the kidnapers No other details of his release were disclosed American oil man Victor Samuelson 36 of Cleveland Ohio was kidnapped by the PeoplesRevolutionary Army in Argentina Dec 6 and a week ago Esso Argentina paid a record million ransom for his release So far he has not surfaced Index Tonight cloudy with occas ional rain likely Lows in the upper 30s or lower 40s Tues day mostly cloudy and cooler Highs in the upper 40s or lower 60s Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map 1314 4 6 5 1617 1112 17 The Supreme Court declined without comment to hear a government challenge to n order imposed by the US Circuit Court for the Districtjof Columbia in suits brought against the Civil Service Com mission and the Defense Department Overturning decisions by trial judges the appellate court said the government mustprovide the courts and the plaintiffs a detailed description arid index of secret documents requested under the Freedom of Informa tion Act Under present practice the appellate judges said lawyers seeking government files cannot present an effective arguments because they know little more than the general content of the documents The government on the other hand can present a convincing argument against disclosure because it has the benefit of full knowledge of the contents the even if he inspects court said A judge the documents in private is ill prepared to determine the validity of government arguments against disclosure becausehecant call on the ex pertisethe plaintiffs may have the courtsaid Solicitor General Robert H Bork itfgid the Supreme Court to reverse the lower court order because it would deprive the government of the opportunity to determine the most effective mannerih organize and case He calledthe courtimposed procedures an unfairburden on the government The case involved ah attempl by a law r professor Robert G Vaugh to obtain Civil Service Commissionreports evaluating personnel management in government agencies and a similar effort by Gilbert A Cuneo to obtain portions of a Defense Department manual on government contract auditing procedures In other action today the court Agreed to decide when federal court may step in to hall state court proceedings aimed at closing adult movie theaters Refused to revive an Oklahoma state regulation pro hibiting sale of natural gas at a price so low as to cause physical waste1 emphasized in this opinion should not he forgotten that we deal in a matter of the most critical moment to the nation an impeachment investigation involving the President of the United It would be difficult to con ceive of a more compellingneec thanthat of this country for an unswerving fair inquiry based on all the informa tion hesaid Sirica said that the grand jury Antitrust inquiry speeded up Washington AP The Justice Department stepping up its antitrust vestigationof the oil industry b formingan energy unit in th antltrust division Asst Atty Gen Thomas E Kauper announcedthe move to day during testimony before r House Judiciary subcommitte on monopolies It has become increasinglj clear that the current energy shortage requires a coordinate antitrust enforcement effort Kauper said He noted the multinationa character of the oil industry an said decisions made in interna tional markets may have strong effects on domestic markets Hesaidtoo that there ar relationships between the production of various sources of energy such as natural gas petroleum and materals used in nuclear power units for these reasons he con tinued theantitrust division is in the process of establishing an energyN unit charged with the invesitgation of possible an titrust violations in the energy industry conducting grand jury proceedings and preparing and trying antitrust cases Sirica rules on Wafergale information carefully examined e of the grand jury eport the courtis satisfied thai here be no question the mittees investigation The judge said it would be up o the House Judiciary Com mittee to determine the significance of vthe evidence and the court offers no opinion as to relevance rSirica also said that the Judiciary committee rather than he courtshould consider a re quest from WhiteHouse counsel for permission to review the grand juryevidence f The grand jury gave the report to Sirica March 1 the seven formec Jlixori administration andNijion campaign aides for allegedly conspiring to block the investigation of t he Watergate breakin Referring to the arguments of Watergate defense lawyers that transmission of the report to Congress would result in its contents leaking to the news media Sirica said The court however cannot justify nondisclosure on the basis of speculation that leaks will occur added to the further speculation that resultant publicity would prejudice the rights of defendants we have no basis on which to assume that the committees use of the report will be injudicious or that it will disregard the plea con tained therein that defendants rights to fair trials be respected Sirica dismissed arguments lhat the grand jury lacked power to issue such a report The report he added Deprives no one of an official forum in which to respond Is not substitute for in dictments where indictments might properly issue It contains no recommenda tions advice or statements that infringe on the prerogatives of other branches of govern ment Indeed its only recom mendation is to the court and rather than injuring separation of powers principles the jury sustains them by lending its aid to the House in the exercise ot that bodys constitution jurisdiction Rep Peter W Rodino Jr DN J chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and Rep Edward Hutchinson of Michigan the committees senior Republican declined im mediate comment on Siricas decision Rodino sent word to newsmen that he was waiting for more information and Hutchinson said he did not think he should com ment until the order is im plemented E o off Vienna Austria AP The Arabs lifted the oil em bargo against the United States today but said their oil min isters would meet in Cairo on June 1 to review the decision a spokesman announced Syria did not agree with the decision and neither did Libya He stressed his own country asthe biggest Arab oil producer would lift the embargo He Indicated Kuwait Egypt Algeria and smaller Arab oil producers indorsed tile decision Syria and Libya were the only two countries against the Att cision to relieve the oil supply situation in the United States Yamenisaid Yamani predicted bftfore the meeting that the embargo im posed five months ago because of American support of Israel in the October Middle East war would be lifted and so did Al gerias official newspaper El Moudjahid But Egypts semiofficial news paper Al Ahram forecast the decision to lift the embargo could be delayed for a wefek to refer it to an Arab foreign ministers meeting on March 25 The ministers from nine Arab countries met for three and a half hours Sunday but failed to agree Syriaand Libya were reported blocking a unanimous decision to lift the blockade However one unconfirmed report said Syrias objections had been ironed out and Libya Ezzedin Mabruk Libyat oil minister at Vienna AP Wirephoto would abstain from the decision by the rest Several of the ministers meti until late Sunday night in an at tempt to draft a consensus document Politician label sought in image battle in Southern Illinois Income campaign disclosures weapons rh Tuesday primary By Karen Rothe Of The Southern lUinoisan Let me make this perfectly elearI am not a crook Variations on this campaign ethics joke have been heard tor months in comics mono logues and satirical news paper columns But the candidates running for public office in 1974 arent laughing Some Southern Illinois can didates have gone to unprece dented lengths this year to convince voters to keep a straight face when they hear the phrase honest politi cian In some cases an income declaration has been wielded as a campaign weapon The three Republicans and iwo Democrats running for the 24th district congression al seat face disclosure regu lations required by federal law The law requires periodic disclosures of campaign con tribuitons and expenditures to be filed with the clerk of the US House of Representa tives One of the candidates De mocrat Joe R Browning Ben ton has sent out periodic press releases listing names of contributors and campaign expenditures According to Brownings press release of the week be fore the primary the candi date has received a total of in campaign contribu tions and spent in the primary Many of his larger contri butors those of or more have come from Franklin County his home territory Browning is a Benton resir dent and a sports director and broadcaster on WFRX radio West Frankfort In a second release week before the election Browning listed his net worth at His salary for 1973 was he said His home and land are appraised at and his total assets including his home are 564 he said A home loan of is listed as a Ha Ability i Paul Simon Carbondale Brownings opponent in the Democratic primary has made details of his income public every year he has held office since 1955 Simon was lieutenant governor of Illinois from 1968 to 1972 and before DaleyWalker feud spices drab primary Story on page 2 that served as a state repre sentative and state senator He has not sent out releases detailing the information dur ing the primary campaign but said he will do so Simon said he intends to comply with the US House of Representatives Committee on Standards of OfficialCon duct requirements for incum bent House members There is no legaT requirement for nonincumbent candidates to comply he said In the Republican race Ro bert Gaffner Greenville said he has put of his own into the campaign and raised at a dinner He said he will spend it all He has not yet released a personal financial statement said he will do so His incomeis hid salary with the junior college district of which he is public relations coor dinator he said Val Oshel Harrisburg ano ther Republican said h e would have no objection to j makingcontribution public though hehas not done so He said he disagrees in principle with income dis might dp so if the other candidates did John Austin Oadkale the third candidate said he would dis close contributions most is his own money he said but will notdisclose his income In the representative races David Vaught MaHon candi date for the Democratic no mination was first to disclose his income listing over in net wortB most in farm holdings His statements of campaign financing sources up to late February indicated that many of his large contri butions until that time came from members of the Vaught family Carmi He has made no recent statement Rep Richard 0 Hart D Benton made his latest dis closure of contributions on March 7 listing with of that from his personal funds Most of his large contributions came from fa mily members and Benton re sidents Hart is not releasing a personal income statement Rep Clyde Choate DAnna a third candidate is not mak ing disclosures beyond those required by Illinois law I think the socalled vol untary disclosures those of legal sanctions going to impress voters very much he said The fourth Democrat Ran dall Fetcho of Eldorado said his income is under Five of the Republican can Cummins Har risburg Clifford L Downen Herrin James EatherJy Ga latia Mary J Resheter Buc kner and Delmer Mitchell Johnston City have not vol unteered complete income dis closures or source disclosures at this point The sixth Robert Winches ter listed a net worth of 900 from his state salary and rental property He made no campaign disclosures In the 58th district House race none of the candidates have sent information to the press so far regarding either personal income or campaign fund sources The candidates are Demo crats Bruce Richmond Mur physboro Vincent Birchler Chester EW Tamaroa Elizabeth Mae Bowlin Elkville and Willard Pugh Pinckneyville and Re publicans Ralph Dunn Du Quoin1 Gale Williams Mur physboro Carl Uchtman Sparta Donald Vanover Red Bud and Arthur Miller Free burg
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