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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 1, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Htrrin 212 N Uth Southern Illinoisan 010175 LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX Volumt a Copy fuecttMT to Orbendili trot tnn Hiirln Diny Jivrnil Murphyibwo WEDNESDAY MAY 11974 CttbondaloHwrinMurpliyiboN Demos still want tapes Bridge on Interstate 57 near Dongola still doesnt go anywhere AP Wirephoto 157 bridge still goes nowhere By Dennis Montgomery On Interstate 57 Near Dongola AP You cant get there from here Unless youre going no where Theres a bridge on Inter state 57 that goes there no where that is Its gone nowhere for 15 years now And according to the Illinois Department of Transportation it will be going to the same place until at least July 11975 Heres how to get to no where Artillery duels continue By the Associated Press Syrian and Israeli aetillery dueled along vhe 40mile Golan Heights front today and the Israeli command reported three of its soldiers wounded In Helwan Egypt President Anwar Sadat lashed out at critics of his growing friendship with the United States calling them fanatics and political teenagers Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger was in Egypt on his fifth peace mission to the Middle East this time searching for a disengagement pact on the Golan front He flies to Israeli Thursday Israel says its casualty toll in the 51 days of fighting on the front are 40 dead and 103 wounded The Tel Aviv command said an Israeli patrol slipped across the casefire line into Syrian Territory Tuesday night and killed two Syrian troops in a firefight 6 orresfed in Zebra cose deaths San Francisco AP Six black men were arrested today in the Zebra street shoot Ings in which 12 whites have been murdered and six others wounded in random attacks over a sixmonth period police said Chief of Inspectors Charles Barca said two men were book ed on charges of murder con spiracy to commit murder and charges of assault with a deadly weapon He said the other four men would be booked on conspiracy to commit murder Get in the northbound lane of Interstate 57 leaving Don gola Thats way down in Un ion County in the southern most end of the state A little less than a mile north of there look for an exit on the left You cant miss itjust look for the big black and white stripped barrier A few hun dred yards more and youve arrived The bridge runs smack into the side of a hill and quits Youve an excellent view of the woods in front and the STORMY traffic ambling south just be low John Burke a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation looked into the situation and heres what he found When this leg of the high way was built in 1959 engin eers planned to link it with US 51 which was to be re constructed from Anna south They put the bridge in then for to save the trou ble of having to disrupt traffic later and to save money If they had waited to do the work today the cost would have doubled because of infla tion they figured And they were right Wefl if they had invested the money at 4 per cent com pounded annually the going rate for government securities in those days the interest would now total Perhaps more to the point the 90 per cent of which came from tha federal government might have been spent for something which yielded a little more benefit these past 15 years During that time the state hasnt been able to find enough money to do the work on US 51 And Burke says They dont have any time table I dont think its pro grammed in the short range By that he means there are nt any funds for if in this years budget and he doesnt think there will be any in next years There are plans to do it he said but as to has not been jelled Washington AP Democrats on the divided House impeachment inquiry campaigned today for bipartis 1 approval tonight of a simple statement stating President Nixons edited Watergate transcripts do not comply with the subpoena for tapes Republicans made no com mitments although several said it sounded like a reasonable ap proach I may Rep Tom Railsback RIU replied when asked if he mightvote tor it But I dont want to commit myself I want to read the let ter Democrats said the approach would be proposed by a senior Democratic committee member Rep Harold D Donohue D Mass at a full House Judiciary Committee meeting tonight A majority of the House Judiciary Committee evidently was dissatisfied with the edited White House transcripts the President delivered Tuesday in lieu of tapes of 42 presidential conversations the committee had subpoenaed The panels Democratic ma jority planned to stop short a Transcripts affect cases Story on page 22 demand for enforcement of the subpoena in favor of seeking bipartisan support for a state ment declaring Nixon had failed to comply with it For all the 1308 bluebound pages of presidential transcripts uncertainties re mained about what the Presi dent knew and when and what he intended to be done It was as Nixons lawyers and the President himself had said a document marked by am biguities In all of the thousands of words spoken even though they often are unclear and am biguous not once does it appear that the President of the United States was engaged in criminal plot to obstructjustice said a White House covering statement delivered with the transcripts But those words also created a picture of a President feeling increasingly embattled and frustrated by a scandal the disclosure of which he c o n sidered inevitable but which be hoped to control And they showed Nixon con sidering many alternatives in cluding the payment of hush money to the original Watergate conspirators Nixons lawyers contended that the material exceeded what was called for in lie committee subpoena and the matters that primarily concern the Congress and the American people But the President gave the committee no role in saying which matters were of primary concern to it However after party caucuses Tuesday com mittee members appeared determined to avoid a partisan split over what many considered a futile effort to force the President to comply with the subpoena Instead the Democrats who hold a 2117 majority appeared ready to propose a statement that Nixon had failed to comply with the subpoena which might be put forth in the future as part of a bill of impeachment Nixons lawyers to ask subpoena be quashed Showers and thunderstorms tonight and Thursday Warm er tonight and Thursday INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map Watergate coverup Released transcripts show struggle for strategy tactics 2528 31 4 68 2829 91D 29 report c Washington StarNews It was 14 months ago Feb 28 1973 at the end of a 71minute conversation in the Oval Office between President Nixon and John W Dean III the young counsel Nixon had assigned to matter Dean was optimistic We have made it this far he declared and I am con vinced we are going to make it the whole road and put this thing in the funny pages of the history books rather than anything serious because ac News analysis handle that vexing Watergate presiient that in trying tually ThePresident interrupted It Here are highlights from Tuesdays session of the Illinois General Assembly Illinois voters wont have a chance this fall to decide what subjects lawmakers consider in electionyear legislative sessions the House shelved a proposal to limit evenyear sessions to budgetary and emergency matters On the question of the Chicagoarea Regional Transportation Authority some legislators from the area want to change it not leave it The House shelved propos ed constitutional amendments to change the cumulative voting system for state representatives and to governments from licensing some occupations independent from state control A proposal to allow tornado victims to deduct their uninsured losses on their Illinois income tax returns appears liekly for passage Details of these and other legislative stories are in todays paper will be somewhat serious but the main thing of course is also the isolation of the president achieve that goal the White House consistently miscalculated the dimensions of the threat Whatthe massive record says about the culpability or in president is Congress jiocence of the something the months from now if we handle it right The record also paints a pic ture of Nixon and his chief ad visers grasping awkwardlyfor 1 both a stragegy and tacticstb fit it The payment ofblackmail was indeed Weighed as a method of keepiflgthe original Watergate conspirators silent So was the possibility of clemency on several occasions At one point they discussed the idea of a special prosecutor then rejected it At another they talked of setting up a new grand Dean Absolutely Totally true Nixon Because fortunately is that totally ultimately will be forced to judge But he confusing often garbled transcript of the White House tapes does make oneQa uum thing obvious To whatever gtand int tent there was a coverup it was nn tm President Nixons chief Watergatelawyfifesaid today he will move to quash a subpoena by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski for additional White House tapesAnd he declines to say whether the Presidentwould abide by an adverse Supreme Courtdecision should the legal battle go that far James D St Clair White House special counsel told a group of newsmen he will op pose he Jaworski subpoena which calls on Nixon to supply by Thursday tapes and documents relating to 64 private conversations on two grounds Jaworski already has am ple material to carry out the prosecution of persons already indicted in connection with the Watergate scandal Material that might aid the jury to make a fresh start and provide a fresh opportunity for getting the eventuallyjdid without carrying his case to the Supreme Court St Clair also disclosed that the House Judiciary Committee staff is seeking tapes of 141 or 142 additional presidential con versations beyond those un veiled Tuesday in edited form Since theadditional requests are understood to deal prin cipally with controversies dealj 4 Jh milk producers and Im surerfhe had it defendants rights is in protecting their contained in the from a massive volume of edited tape transcripts Nixon made public public rela true Dean I know that Sir exchanges in the more 200000 words of White House conversation that made up Tuesday s unprecedented disclosure But as well as f any it in advertently identified the two most obvious threads in the pattern of the hours and hours of conversation that the goal was always the protection of the tent there was a coverup it was clearly not a precisiontooled operation On the contrary the record is hundreds Dean As late as April 17 1973 just hours before Nixon first conceded a White House in volvement in Watergate H R Haldeman informed him You know where the Watergate story is in the Washington Post today Page 19 And Nixon replied I know I know And itll be page 19 five On still another occasion they discussed bringing the Justice Departments prime prosecutor Henry Petersen into the White House not as its investigator but as a special counsel to the presidential strategists And their consideration of Tuesday and all culpatory material provided to the defendants as it is discovered at the White other ex is being House The attorneys plan to seek the quashing of the Jaworski sub poena could lead to a legal court battle over access to the tapes such as the one that led to the And their consideration or suai setting up a panel firing last October of Archibad reprefenting all three branches of government reached the point hat John D Ehrlichman discussed it with Chief Justice Warren Burger as well as with Chairman Sam Ervin of the Senate Watergate committee Cox the original Watergate special prosecutor M the autumn case a US District Court judge and a US Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled that Nixon had to sur render the tapes which he A reporter noted of the transcripts made public Tuesday indicated V lengthy discussion by Nixon and his former counsel John W Dean HI about a blackmail effort Ijy one of the original Watergate defendants Asked if he thought it was proper for the President to discuss blackmail and possi ble ways to meet it at length in the White House St Clair International Telephone Telegraph Corp St Clair was asked if he was suggesting that the Judiciary Committe in its impeachment inquiry should forget about milk and ITT Based on what I know about it StClair said the answers is yes He said he had seen no basis for any charges against Nixonin those matters uic to do over again he wouldnt Another reporter pointed to one transcript in which Nixon seemed to suggest that sworn witnesses who could be expected to testify about Watergate might suffer from faulty memories on he stand As the President said St Clair responded there are un fortunate remarks in there Judge Sirica wont disqualify himself Washington AP US District Court Judge John j J Sirica has turned down a re quest that he disqualify himself from presiding at the Watergate coverup trial Sirica who was the judge in the original Watergate breakin trial rejected Tuesday me dis qualification motions filed April 10 by four defendants indicted in the coverup They are schedul ed to go on trial Sept 10 The motions had been filed for former Atty Gen John N Mitchell and former White House aides John D Ehrlichman Charles W Colson and Gordon Stracoan The four defendants claimed Sirica had generally displayed what can only be called pro secutorial interest Transcripts abound with deletions j T hi material its If inflation grows Nixon Pressure for curbs possible Washington AP Americans will demand new price controls if the countrys high inflation rate isnt held in check President Nixon has warned business leaders He said the ending of his widely discredited controls pro gram Tuesday creates a great responsibility for both business and labor leaders to use restraint in setting future wages and prices If the fires of inflation con tinue burning too strongly the demand for controls will come up again Nixon told 3200 businessmen and their wives at a US Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday night The White House was scheduled to release a new statement on the economy to day Washington The Watergate tapes transcripts show President Nix on greeted discovery of the breakin at the office of Daniel Ellsbergs pyychiatrist with a hail of unintelligibles and a deleted expletive What in the world what in the name of God was Ehrlichman having something unintelligible in the Ellsberg the President is quoted Meeting with him March 17 1973 inthe Oval Officeformer White House counsel John W Dean III tried to explain They were trying to this was part of an operation that in connection with the Pentagon papers They were the whole thing theywanted to get Ellsbergs psychiatric records for some reason I dont know Nixon This is the first I ever heard of this I I unintelligible care about Ellsberg was not our problem Dean Thats right Nixon Expletive deleted The Presidents e di t e d transcript of the March 17 meeting delivered tothe House Judiciary Committee Tuesday opens with Nixon telling Dean the White House staff would have to take theheat in the matter of political saboteur Donald Segretti Nixon Look youve got lo admit the facts John Dean Thats right Nixon Andthats our arid thats that And Kalmbach paid him And unintelligible a lot of people I just think on Segretti no matter howbad it isit isnt nearly as bad as people think it was Espionage sabotage Dean The intent when Segretti was hired was nothing evil nothing vicious nothing bad nothing Not espionage not sabotage It was pranksterism that got out of hand and wa know that And I think we can lay our story out there I have no problem with the thing Its just not that serious The other potential problem is Ehrlichmans and this Js Nixon In connection with Hunt Dean In connection with Hunt and Liddy They worked for him Dean They these feEows had to be some idiots as weve learned after the fact They went out and went into Dr Ellsbergs doctors office and they had they were geared up with all this CIA equipment cameras and the like Well they turned the stuff back in to the CIAsome point in time andleft film to the camera CIA has not put this together and they dont know what it all means right now But it wouldnt take a very sharp investigator very long because youve got pictures in the CIA files hat they had to turn over to It was at this point hat the President began sputtering Afterthe deleted expletive Dean went on Well anyway unintelligible it was under an Ehrlichmans direction Maybe John didnt ever know Ive never asked him if he knew I didnt want to know Nixon I cant see that getting into into his hearing Dean Well look No Heres the way it can come up Nixon Yeah Dean In the CIAs files which they which the Committee is askingfor the material they turned over to the Department of Nixon Yeah Dean There are all the materials relating to Hunt In there are these pictures which the CIA developed and theyve got Gordon Liddy standing proud as punch outside this doctors office with his name on it And unintelligible this material its not going to take very long for an Investigator to go back and say well why would this somebody be at the doctors office and theyd find out that there was a breakin at the doctors office and then youd find Liddy on he staff and then youd start working it back I dont Ihink theyll ever reach that point Nixon Unintelligible Dean This was way this was Nixon Its irrelevant Dean Irrelevant Right Nixon That the point Thats where Ervins rules relevancy Now what the hell has this got to do with it Dean R has nothing as a lot of these things hat they should stumble along into is irrele vant At that the Presidents transcript of the meeting ends ;

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Publication: Southern Illinoisan

Location: Carbondale, Illinois

Issue Date: May 1, 1974

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