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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Volume a Copy them niinoisan HI Two Sections SuceiBMr leOrbondali Frw PrMi Dillir Journal Murphysbcro MONDAY APRIL 29 1974 Mitchell Stans exon erated Former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans left and former Atty Gen John Mitchell right after TV talk on tapes tonight Nixon to reveal decision Washington StarNews And Associated Press New York The acquittal of former ad ministration cabinet members John NMitchell and Maurice H Stans has punctured the credi bility of a man regarded as a keywitness for boththe Water gate coverup trial and the im peachment hearings former White House counsel John W Dean III I dont want to say Mr Dean was lying but he was often un believable said the jurys foreman Sybil Kucharski a 21yearold teller After a historic 10week trial the jury found Mitchell and Stans innocent Sunday of all charges of conspiracy obstruc tion of justice and pajury in connection with a secret 5200000 campaign donation in cash from a fugitive financier Robert L Vesco bills had 1972 Nixon paigo Washington AP President Nixon will make a nationally televised and broad cast address at 8 pm CDT in response to a House Judiciary Committee subpoena and to disclose other decisions in rela tion to the Watergate matter the White House said Deputy Press Secretary Ger ald L Warren in announcing plans for Nixons prime time address to the nation refused to say what Nixons response would be to the committees subpoena for 42 presidential conversations And Warren also refused to elaborate on what he meant by other decisions the President has made But his wording indicated Nixon had settled upon a course intended to blunt further re quests and subpoenas for White ouse tapes Indications were that Nixon would disclose he was ready to give the committee which now is considering impeachment resolutions a set of edited tran scripts of the conversations rather than the tapes them selves But White House officials continued to refuse to say pre cisely what would be given the committee or to say whether Nixon would propose a method for the committee to verify au thenticity of the transcripts As the week began two top Republicans said it would be inadequate for Nixon to turn over transcripts but not sub poenaed tape recordings to the White House Judiciary Com mittee That view was taken by former Atty Gen Elliott J Richardson and Sen Jacob K Javite RN Y in separate television interviews Sun day Nixon spent much of the weekend at his Camp David Md retreat working on his re sponse He had scheduled his return for today but flew back unexpectedly by helicopter Sunday night Sources at the White House began putting out word Friday that the President might make a television address Monday night The subject is certain to be the escalating demands for material from White House files A subpoena requested by spe cial Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski that demanded tapes and records of 64 presidential conversations calls for a re sponse Thursday Deputy Press Secretary Ger ald L Warren said that have every intention meeting the Tuesday deadline for an answer to the House committee subpoena Richardson said that supply ing the transcripts of the tapes would not meet the order of the committees subpoena He also said that the case is close about whether fliere was suffi cientevidence to prove Nixon had committed an indictable offense Richardson resigned Oct 10 rather than fire thenspecial prosecutor Archibald Cox He was interviewed on NBCs Meet the Press Asked why he felt the poss bility of an indictable offense against Nixon was close Richardson said What would bother me is the pattern The direct answer is I dont think that the evidence is sufficient in any given situation milk ITT coverup of Water gate to directly implicate the President But the cumulative pattern of these things surroun ding the President in each case involving somebody next to him in responsibility creates a really troublesome question A failure on his part now to fully meet the requests for tapes justifies an adverse inference on his very question Javits on CBS Face the said that turning over transcripts would likely be viewed as inadequateHe also said that if the House votes an impeachment Nixon should step down temporarily while he is on trial in the Senate Prison mail censorship limited Washington AP Prison officials may censor inmates mail only to preserve order security of rehabilitation within the institution the Su preme Court held unanimously today It was the courts first pro nouncement on prison regulaj tions that restrict freedom ofj speech I Prison officials may not censor inmate correspondence I simply toeliminate unflattering or unwelcome opinions or fac tually inaccurate statements Rather they that regulation authorizing mail censorship furthers one or more of the substantial governmental interests of security order and rehabilitation Justice LewisF Powell wrote Economists fear added i Washington AP Nixon administration officials are concerned that the expira tion of economic controls Tues day will spur a burst of big wage hikes and thus aggravate inflation While officials say they hope labor will restrain its demands government figures show con tract settlements already have grown costlier within the past few months reversing a four year trend Also strike activity in recent weeks is up substantially Potential labor troubles loom ahead with airline machinists and longshoremen as well as in the coal construction commu nications and railroad indus tries The administration has indi cated most concern over nego tations in the soft coal industry which is to start contract talks this summer with the new lead ership of the United Mine Workers All the ingredients are there to have a very difficult time said W J Usery Jr the Presi dents chief labor trouble shooter Delegates to the UMWs re cent convention urged their leaders to negotiate for higher wages sick pay cost of living increases and a tripling of in dustry payments tothe welfare fund Labors current militancy was demonstrated last week when the Machinists Union voted 5 to 1 against a new contract with United Air Lines which provided for a raise in me chanics pay for the next year The union has set a Friday strike deadline in negotiations which are expected to set the pattern for seven other major airlines In other industries Some 4000 contracts cov ering most of the construction industry are up for renegotiation this year The International Long shoremens Association rep resenting dock workers in six Northeastern states is deman ding a 344 per cent pay raise Unions preparing for negotiations later this year are reported to be seeking a 15 per cent wage hike Statistics released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statis tics show that in the first quarter of this year firstyear wage increase in new contracts covering 1000 workers averaged 62 per cent up from 54 per cent in the last quarter of 1073 Similar wage hikes for all of last year averaged 58 per cent of Nixons reelection campaign had been accused of meddlingin a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of Vesco afterthe briefcase of been delivered to reelection cam Dean in three days on the witness stand last month had sworn that Mitchell asked him to call the SEC chairman just before the 1972 election to try to delay subpoenas that might have exposed the donation Mitchell denied having asked Dean to dp that Two perjury counts against Mitchell had been based directly on the differences between his and Deans testimony The jury chose Mitchells word over that people didnt be of Dean These 12 t lieve him beyond a reasonable doubt conceded chief prose cutor John R Wing The jurys finding was per haps the first heartening news in more than a year for a White House beset by the spreading scandals of the Nixon admin istration But its implications were mixed in view of the following Washingtonrelated Impeachment The House Judiciary Committeeseemed certain to abandon the Vesco donation as one of the targets of its inquiry Mitchell called the panels focus on that money the most assinine thing in the world and Stans added The President never had any infor mation or knowledge of the Mild tonight with 90 per cent chance of showers low in the low or mid 60s Showers likely to continue Tuesday High temperatures in the 70s INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map 19 4 5 17 Everything we did in that cause was proper and right Stans said The kind of exag geration that has taken place in the last 18 months is not only unfair but does not sell itself to the kind of people we had on this jury The nine men and three women came to unanimous agreement Sunday afternoon after 26 hours of deliberation that the former cabinet col leagues were innocent of con spiracy obstruction of justice and per jury Forewoman Kucharski said We were off in little groups screaming and yelling across the table when the delibera tions began She said the jury was split even on the conspiracy count so it turned to the six tapes it has sought separate perjury counts against Watergate trial Mitchell Mitchell and Stans faces another trial for con After looking through all the spiracy and obstruction of jusperjury charges the rest was ticeand lying in the Watergate easy Miss Kucharski said coverup Although Dean may bel We figured there couldnt be A cquittal punctures credibility of key witness in Watergate and impeachment hearings The two men former leaders Vesco contribution More significantly Dean re mains the sole personal accuser of Nixon as a participant in the coverup after Watergate The Judiciary Committee might be able to avoid having to judge Deans word if it should succeed in getting aE the White House the major witness against Mitchell and others two former any conspiracy if there was no perjury IYJ1 ailVl w J highranking campaign aides j Our faith was resting with a Jeb S Magruder and Fred very very fine jury Mitchell Larue have also pleaded guilty told a news conference in the U in the conspiracy and presumeS Courthouse They were a bly will testify for the prosecucross section of the people and of tion The acquittal did not cause immediate pangs of panic at the Watergate special prosecutors office which has plans to use the White House tapes to help corroborate partof what Dean may say Politics The first official reaction from the White House was short and sweet The President was very pleased for the two men and their families said a press spokesman But the White House bruised by GQP defeats in special elections mayfind ammunition in the acquittal to renew its arguments that the Watergate scandal has been distorted and overblown Stans struck that chord after the verdict when he mentioned his and Mitchells roles in the reelectionrace they were representative of America If there is one place I am firmly convinced you can get justice its from the American people I have great faith in America and thats why I love this country Prosecutor Wing was deeply disappointed Asked how he felt about the verdict he re plied Rotten If we could have gotten Vesco back it would have been different Jt was absolutely not a waste When theres evi dence that people committed a crime those crimes should be investigated and prose cuted Vesco fled the country in the midst of an SEC investigation of hiscorporate activities and all efforts to bring him backfail ed Hambo will remain DuQuoin AP A letter from Gov Daniel Walker apparently was the deciding factor in the decision to return the Hambletonian har ness racings premier event to Southern Illinois Fred Huff a spokesman for the DuQuoin State Fair which has hosted the race for the last 17 years said Bill Hayes fair president told meyesterday that had he not had the letter he would have had little chance Walker letter on trust fund deciding factor Main story page 11 17 i After this summer the race was to have moved to Phila But two weeks ago sponsors there ran into contract difficulties and backed out Sunday in New York the Hambletonian Society owner of the race extended Hayes con tract for three years Huff said the crucial para graph in the letter read We will either reinstitute the Ham bletonian Trust Fund which was created last fall or by other means secure the necessary funds The trust fund set up by the Illinois Racing Board granted the Hambletonian a percentage of the parimutuel handle on one extra race a week at eight other Illinois harness tracks Family of four dies in crash on way home from movie A family of four on the way home from a movie died early Sunday when the driver of another car allegedly ig nored a red light at the in tersection of New Illinois 13 and 148 Dead are Robert Dale Black 35 his wife Barbara 31 and children Jimmy 11 and Tracy 3 of the Lake of Egypt area south of Ma rion Edwin L Powell of Mt Pu laski driver of the vehicle which struck Blacks car suf fered a hip cut and is in Marion Memorial Hospital State Trooper R R McCall filed a hold order on his re leaseState Police said charges are pending and will be filed on Powellsdischarge from the hospital Police said the Black car was southbound on Illinois 148 Powell was westbound on Il linois 13 and crashed into the left side of the Black car tiice said 3dgar Bush Williamson County deputy coroner said Powells station wagon hit the Black car it completely stopped the forward motion of the car Bush said the Black car was pushed 60 to 75 feet Mrs Black and the children were AREA HIGHWAY DEATHS April 29 1974 36 April 29 1973 41 thrown out of the car 25 to 30 feet Powell apparently did not see the red light since there were no skid marks Bush said Bush could not estimate the speed of the Powell car be cause of the absence of the marks He said Powells sta tion wagon rammed halfway into the black car The Black family had been to the Egyptian Drivein Theatre just north of the in tersection Joint funeral services are scheduled for 2 pm Tuesday in the Mitchell Funeral Home in Marion The Rev James E Bryant will officiate Burial will be in Busby Cemetery near Gorevile Friends may call after 6 pm today at the funeral home Robert Dale Black was born Dec 7 1938 in Mariom jgilmorg maTr Butts May 12 1960 He was a carpenter forthe Phillips Lathing Co in Car bondale He was a veteran of the Navy serving from 1955 to 1959 He was a member of the First Baptist Church inMar ion and the carpenters Local 841in Carbondale Survivors are his stepfather and mother Mr and Mrs Austin Ragain of Marion a sister Patricia Jo Ragain also of Marion and his pater nal grandmother Carrie Ra gain of Marion Barbara Sue Black was born April 10 1943 in Marion to Robert and Doris Brooks Butts She was a homemaker and formerly worked for the Gen eral Telephone Co in Marion She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Womens Auxiliary both of Marion Survivors are her father of Anna her mother Doris Gal ster of Robinson and a grandmother Lucille Wanless also of Robinson James Austin Black was born May 5 1962 in Chicago He was a sixth grade stu dent at Logan School in Mar ion Tracy Lynn Black was born Jan 221971 in Marion Car in which family of four was killed was demolished in colision Illinois 13 and 148 Photo by Tom ERROR Should De Vesta Bayles   

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