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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 11, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphytbore Htrrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 1Mb Southern lUinoisan PO BOX 789 5ECATUR ItU Volume B2No a Copy Two Sections MPagti lo evbond Fr Hrrln Munhybor THURSDAYAPJUL 11 1974 House committee votes to subpoena Nixon stapes Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee today ordered President Nixon to turn over by April 25 all tapes and other materials requested by the committee for its impeachment inquiry In directing 34 to 3 that a subpoena be issued for the evi dence the committee rejected a lastminute offer by the White House to deliver some of the taped conversations within a few days The offer made 45 minutes before the committee met in the morning came in a tele phone call from While House lawyer JamesSt Clair to John Doar chief counsel of the com mittee It led to a partisan split in the committee Republicans urged it be accepted But the Democratic majority said the committee which made Its re quest last Feb 25 has waited long enough The White House offer made 45 minutes before the committee met was to deliver some of the tapes in a day or Partisan 34 to 3 vote rejects compromise sets Apr 25 date two It was supported by most committee Republicans but Democrats said it came too late Lattes suggestion that the subpoena spell out in detail just what presidential conversations the committee wants indicated the subpoena will get broad Re publican support if that can be accomplished The White House in delaying any response to the committee request for more thansix weeks has taken the position that it needs to know more clearly just what the committee wants In the debate before the com mittee recessed the White House delays were sharply criticized by all members Most Republicans said they had corns the meeting prepared to vote fora subpoena until theylearn ed of the lastminute offer Doar said James St Clair said that within the next few days he would be willing to give the committee a number of specific conversations between President Nixon and his chief aides that the committee believes relate to the Watergate coverup However St Clairs offer did not cover a number of other tapes the committee asked for As soon as Doar completed his discussion of St Clairs phone call a resolution authorizing the committee to issue a subpoena for everything covered by the request was put before the committee Doar said that in his talk with St Clair the White House lawyer did not indicate whether Nixon would comply with a subpoena Even among those who sup port issuance of a subpoena however there is concern over the consequences if Nixon refuses to honor it The committee claims its au thority from the Constitution to subpoena evidence and is determined to avoid turning to the courts for enforcement Some members feel the best course of action would be to let an unanswered subpoena be come an article of impeachment when the committee finally makes its recommendation to the House Politica ava I soils peace hopes AP WirePhoo Jerusalem AP Premier Golda Meir formally submitted her resignation to day plunging the nation into political upheaval and clouding prospects for peace in the Mid dle East The formal presentation came as Arab terrorists sneaked across the IsraeliLebanese border killed IB men women and children in a little town then blew themselves up as Is raeli troops closed in senior police officers said Mrs Meirs decision and the political weakness of her lame duck government puts Israel at a disadvantage in negotiating with Syria to end the continued fighting on the Golan Heights front The resignation was viewedm Washington as a serious setback Meir formally resigns asdffacksbyArafa terrorists increase Banknote numbers may contradict testimony pear to contradict the sworn testimony of Texas attorney Jake Jacobsen about a fund earmarked for former Treasury Secretary John B ConnaUy according to sources familiar with the case Two sources said the serial numbers indicate the money not in circulation at the time Jacobsen swore it went into a bank safedeposit box charges himwith lying to a Watergate grand jury by saving the money stayed in the box lor 2Va years until taken out in tn presence of an FBI agent last Nov 27 Watergate investigators sus pect the money may have been intended for Connally in return for his help in getting President Nioxn to raise milk price sup ports in 1971 miffion offered for Nixon papers agents working for the Water gate special prosecutor have evidence that Gonnally pocketed the then hastily returned it after the dairy group came under investigation Jacobsen said he offered the money but he refused it and lay untouched in a safedeposit box disengagement along the Israeli Syrian front A delay in this sector could endanger the entire momentum of the quest for peace in the Middle East Officials ofMrs Meirsruling Labor alignment said she would stay in office at the head of a caretaker government until a new cabinet cangbe formed or new elections held Worn out by increasing con troversy over whether Defense Minister Dayan should share the blame for Israels in itial setbacks in the October war Mrs Meir who willbe 76 in three weeks told the leaders Wednesday night I can no longer bear the bur den Ihave reached the end of the road Mrs Meir officially tendered her resignation today to Presi dent Ephraim Katzir It was the second time in39 days that Mrs Meir announced she wasquitting but this time it was generally believed ttrat she meant it Dont try to change my mind it wont help she told the fiarty caucus complaining aboufipoiitical rivals who say I am only driven by lust for pow er Noting itie dissent 1 A member of the immigrant establishment that has domi nated Israel since its birth in 1948 Mrs Meir has led the government since 1969 through a war of attrition with Egypt the October war and postwar negotiations that produced the m first Israel withdrawal from territory taken from the Arabs in the 1967 war The futureof Dayan the one time public idol was unclear The charge that he Mrs Meir and other Labor Leaders were to blame becaue the Arab attack in October took the armed forces by surprise was the ma in the setback the ruling party suffered in the general election Dec 31 An mvestigatuig commission INOlUlE TJlc wave ui juisacin following the loss of more thVal last week absolved Dayan of personal blame but rebuKed nis 2500 men in the October war she warned We cannot ignore public feeling The atmo sphere created around the gov ernment has made it impossible for the government to handle all the problems facing us chief of staff Lt Gen David Elazar who resigned Many including Deputy Premier Yigal Allon contended that Dayan should share the blame and resign but he refused Media Pa AP The judge in the murder trial of former United Mine Workers President W A Tony Boyle told a jury today that the com monwealth must prove beyond any doubt that Boyle ordered the killing of Joseph Yock Seize apartment school in small Israeli town Terrorists kill 8 then selves Sourcessaythe banknote serYa7youIhave Sllch a doubt it is n numbers indicate it is im ial numbers indicate it is im possible for Jacobsens account to be true because thebills are too new to have been in circula tion whenJacobsen says they went into the box Washington AP Rep Otto E Passman DLa says a former Louisiana gov ernor is among a syndicate of businessmen who have offered President Nixon million for his controversial vice presiden tial papers Passman disclosed Wednesday that the onetime governor James A Noe had wired him asking to be included for in any syndicate being formed to buy the papers The congressman said the syndicate has offered to provide at once a cashiers check for and pay the batance oj the million within 15 days after acceptance Variable cloudiness show ers and thunderstorms likely tonight w i t h low in upper 50s or 60s For Friday shoWers ending wtih high in low to ices of precipita tion 80 per cent tonight and 60 per cent for Friday Colder Saturday and Sunday Womens athletics underfundedWest By Randall S Farrar Of The Southern Illinoisan Charlotte West director of womens intercollegiate ath letics at Southern Illinois Uni versity at Carbondale claims she doenst know where fund ing decisions are made for SIUC womens and she cant find out Miss West testified today be fore an Illinois House of Rep resentatives higher education subcommittee investigating alleged discrimination in wo mens athletics She said her 19731974 budget which she didnt receive until last De cember was only compared to for mens intercollegiate pro greatest difficulty she is with personnel Wo s intercollegiate ath letics with 12 varsity teams said has the equivalent of two full time coaches while the mens program has the equivalent of 148 fulltime coaches with 10 varsity teams She described the womens indoor facilities at SIUC as adequate but said outdoor fields are a disaster The womens athletic department also lacks necesary support personnel such as trainers and secretaries she said Miss West was the first to testify before the panel Com mittee members present were Rep Eugenia Chap man DArlington Heights Robert Day RPeoria Rose Vieth Carbondale legislative aide for Rep Ralph Dunn RDu Quoin and state Sen Kenneth Buzbee D Carbon dale a visitor on the panel About 35 persons attended the open hearing INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2124 27 4 47 2425 1518 25 your duty to resolve it in favor of the defendant Judge Fran cis T Catania of Delaware County Common Pleas Court told the jury of nine men and three women If you have no doubt it is your duty to convict he said Jury deliberations began later today Syrian president in Moscow Damascus AP Syrian President Hafez Assad flew toMoscow today for five days of talks with Soviet lead ers Informed sources said that because of the continuing heavy artillery exchanges on the Golan Heights Assad was seeking as surance that his forceswould continue to receive Soviet mu nitions and equipment at rea sonable prices Qiryat Shmonah Israel AP Three Arab terrorists sneaked across the Lebanese border into this little Israeli town today killed 18 men women and chil dren and then blew themselves up as Israeli troops stormed the apartment building where they were hiding senior police offi cers said They were even armed with cketpropelled grenades and nian eroup telephoned man group leieiuiuucu inside Israel since the Tel Aviv man Kruuu agencies in Beirut and claimed airport massacre of May 1972 responsibility for the suicide 26 lives v t fl U1V MlliJ were throwing children police said from the top floor of thej Senior building said an officer in a bulletproof vest standing out side the scarred and ransacked apartment bloc The Popular Front for the Liberation of PalestineGeneral Command a splinter Palesti attack on Qiryat Shmonah It said the purpose of the raid was to gain the release of 100 guer rillas from Israeli prisons Three more guerrilla infiltra tors seized a school in the mountainside settlement but it was empty for Hie Passover holidays and the gunmen aban doned the building and escaped sources said whichtook 26 lives The Arabs moved from the empty school to the apartment building the state radio said They apparently fired subma chine guns and threw grenades into the apartments as they shot their way up to the fourth floor in a trail of blood Israeli troops and Defense Minister Moshe Dayan rushed to the mountainside town and just senior numny over four hours after the raid the bodies of men women and began a military source said children found in the apartment is all over house brought the death toll to Heavy shook 18 with 16 wounded The state radio said eight children eight adults and two soldiers died in the most costly guerrilla raid building as the Israeli troops stormed it The bodies of Israeli civilians were founS in the doorways of their apartments and childrens bullettorn corpses lay on the stairway of the building the radiosaid The group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine General Command earlier de manded the release of 100 guer rillas from Israeli prisons in cluding the Japanese Red Army man who survived the massacre at Israels international air port Unless the prisoners in cluding Japanese commando Kozo Uakmoto are released within six hours we shall not be responsible for what will happen to the hostages said the ulti matum telephoned to news agency offices in Beirut the Lebanese capital Nixon talks with Algerian leader Washington AP President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger op ened talks today with Algerian leader Houari Boumedienne in an effort to gain influence with the increasingly important Arab leader tion A lunch at the State Depart ment with Kissinger the host and a working dinner at the White House completed the schedule The Boumedienne meetings took on extra importance Thetwo scheduled a morning because of the jolt given US meeting at the White House with Boumedienne who is making his first visit to any Western na Mideast policy by the collapse of the Golda Meir Cabinet The United States and Algeria have not had diplomatic rela tions since the IsraeliArab war in 1967 and President Nixon asked for todays meeting as a prelude to resumption of formal contacts Boumedienne is considered a leader among less developed nations generally He is in the United States to attend a special U N General Assembly meeting called at his initiative on pricing and allocating of raw materials held by developing A better relationship with the Algerian leader could increase U S influence among socalled Third World nations But Boumedienne agreed to visit Washington only reluct antly and the Israeli political situation win make the discus sions very touchy 20 small farms purchased m4cdunfy area Mennonites plan settlement in area i fmichoH UD Pennsylvania area 20th centi Several thousand acres of land are being purchased to establish a Mennonite settle ment in four Southern Illinois counties Included in the transaction which involve 20 sntall farms is the historic Old Webb Farm in Franklin county Five generations of the Webb family havefarmed the land and it has been de clared a centennial farm by the Illinois State Historical So ciety The Old Webb Farm near Ewing was believed first set tied Immediately after the Revolutionary War About 40 JVIennonite families from eastern Pennsylvania are expected to establish resi dence in Wayne Marion Franklin and Jefferson coun ties x A few of the Mennonite fam ilies will make the move to their new Wayne County homes this spring according to Bill Bines realtor for M D Burkett Real Estate which is handling the land transac tions He said the total transac tion which includes several purchase agreements yet to be completed will amount to about million More purchases will pro bably be made in the fall he said He said the farms range in size from 160 acres to 358 acres A few Mennonite fam ilies he added have been pur chasing cattle and machinery in the Mount Vernon area lately But theyre all gone now They have returned to their plant Theyll be back in the 1 fall when theyve finished up their farming in P e n n s y 1 vania Hines stressed that the farm land is not being sold to the Mennonite church but to in dividuals That means theyll pay taxes on that property just like you and nie When the Mennonite famil ies arrive in their new South ern Illinois home theyll begin by building schools and a church Hines said The families are apparently moving west to escape the increasing population in the Pennsylvania area The new settlement wiE be the first major Mennonite col ony south of the ArthurAr cola area according to Alvin Yoder of rural Arthur Six Mennonite families settled in Union and Johnson counties hi 1966 Yoder said there are about 550 Mennonites in the three churches in the ArthurArcola area The Mennonites were pio neers in Pennsylvania where they fled to estape persecu tion in Europe By the mid 20th century thesettlers be gan to emerge from their cul tural isolation and adopt the dress work and speaking hab its of their American neigh bors There are many Mennnite factions the strictness of the order varying from church to church The Old Order of Amish like those settled in the Ar thurArcola area are a more conservative order and far more strict in their interpre tation of their profession of faith than the Mennonites   

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