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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrto 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth Volumt 82No IMlfle Copy TvraStdioni 010115 LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX fliccww ttrtoncUli Pril Jewml I TUESDAY MAY Scott says transcrpts show disgusting action Washington AP Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said today President Nixons Watergate transcripts reveal a shabby disgusting immoral performance by all of those involved Scott who has defended the White House and said portions of the transcript he saw last winter showed innocencegave reporters some sharp comments on them based on reading about 800 of the 1300 pages I think its shabby dis gusting immoral performance the Pennsylvania Republican said Asked if he meant by the President he replied by each of those persons according to what he said Scolt said I am enormously disturbed that there was not enough showing of moral in dignation Shabby disgusting immoral performahceGOP leader But asked if he still thought the transcripts exculpate the President Scott said he stands on a statement he made last Friday At that time he said the full transcripts of the March 21 meetings involving President Nixon and former counsel John W Dean III are consistent with the summaries and excerpts he was shown last winter Meanwhile the Senate Watergate committee said it still needs five subpoenaed White House tapes despite President Nixons release of edited transcripts of the con versations At the same time White House lawyers weregivenfive more days Monday in which to stave off a showdown with the Watergate special prosecutor over 64 tapes soughtfor use in the Watergate coverup trial The Senate committee in papers filed withthe US Court of Appeals called Nixons tran scripts suspect and neither complete nor accurate The court had asked the senators what stake they still have in the court fight in light of disclosures already made including1 the transcripts The memorandum submitted to the court called attention to the notation at the end of a Sept 15 that said further conversation following unrelated to Watergate We know however that use ofthe IRS Internal Revenue to investigate admin istrationenemies such as for mer Democratic party chair man Lawrence OBrien was discussed the committee said The committee said there also appear to be significant dele tions from the transcript of a Feb 281973 conversation In another chamber in the same courthouse Monday U S District Judge Sirica delayed proceedings in a poena fight between the White House and Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski over tapes and documents covering 64presidential conversations Monday had been the deadline prosecutor and lawyers forseven coverup defendants to answer a White House motion that the subpoena be quashed Sirica put off the filing deadline until Friday and reset a hearing from Wednesday until next Monday THe delay Sirica said in a brief announcement was for the purpose of facilitating dis cussions leading to possible compliance with the subpoena White House lawyer James D StGlair said before the con ference in Siricas chambers he was asking for the delay in hopes of working out a compro mise GOP House leader squelches Jenner ouster M Hutchinsonsdecision to retain Chicago where c Washington StarNews Washington The Republican leader of the House Judiciary Committee ap parently has squelched a move by some of his colleagues to oust Albert E Jenner as the panels chief GOP counsel Mich the senior minority members flatly rejected as foolhardy a demand by Rep Lawrence J Hogan RMd that Jenner be fired I would think it foolhardy to dismiss such able and distin of terial to the committee said Hutchinson in a terse rebuttal to a letter from Hogan I do not believe Mr Hogans demand for resignation of Mr Jenner at this point is shared by majority of the minority on the committee Informed late met wr COIUISB guished counsel on the eve Rep Edward Hutchinson Ri presentation of evidentiary ma Nonvoting student trustees cant be barred from sessions Monday of Springfield CAP College and university boards cannot bar their nonvoting stu dent members from partici pating in executive sessions and exercising all other rights en joyed by full members says Atty Gen William J Scott Scott said Monday the student members also have the right to make and second motions and should be reimbursed for travel and other penses necessary ex Nonvoting student represen tation on the governing toards of public community colleges was law colleges and universities required in a new state passed in 1973 However the Illinois Associa tion of Student Governments that local boards in seven community college districts have banned their student members from participating in executive sessions Executive sessions from which newsmen and the public are barred generally are held to discuss personnel and real es tate matters Gregg DeBartolo 19 of Chi Civil Service Commission changes offered LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield A plan to increase the size of the Civil Service Commission from three to five members and allow legislative leaders to par ticipate in appointing members was announced this morning by Senate Republicans The proposal was viewed by some as an effort to decrease the Walker administrations control of jobs in departments under its jurisdiciton This was denied by Senate President William C Harris RPontiac at press conference cago the member of the Illinois Commu nity College Board identified thedistricts as Elgin Kanfcakee Danville Lake Black Hawk in Moline Triton in West Chicago and Kishwaukee in Malta DeBartolo said the ICCB re quested the attorney generals opinion to resolve the problem He said no problems had been encountered with boards in the other 35 community college dis tricts or with college and uni versitylevel boards He said the LASG has filed suit against the Triton district in gaiii entrance to the boards ex ecutive sessions Frank Hayes chairman of the Black Hawk board said the decision to bar the student member from executive sessions was taken after consultation with the boards attorneys and would not be changed because of the attorney generals opi nion Hayes said community college board members are elected by the taxpayers and not appointed by the governor as are mem bers of most college and uni versity boards Jenner Hogan said he was disappointed and predicted that the Republicans wouldbe operating with a flat tire when the committee begins the important factfinding phase of investigation its impeachment later this week Hogans demand is part of a dispute that has been simmering within the panels Republican ranks since the lawyer joined the impeachment staff as senior GOP counsel in January A number of Hogans col leagues on the committee have been privately critical of remarks Jenner has made about the investigation and of positions he has taken on issues before the panel Hogan said Monday that Jen ner has been derelict in meeting the needs of the com mittees Republican minority and has violated the rules of the committee as well as Re publican instructions regarding public statements the lawyer reportedly said the President could be held accountable for actions of his aides in the Watergate scandal in Austin Tex where he re portedly told an audience of law school students that a grand jury report obtained by the Ju diciary Committee was loaded with evidence against the President Within the committee Hogan noted Jenner has joinedwith the Democratic majority in ini tially opposing a role for the Presidentslawyer in the im peachmentv inquiry and in publicly that proof of criminal was not impeachment of Nixon Both are positions gen erally opposed by Republi He hitches in style sr r ss AP Wirephoto cans While we do not expect our Republican counsel to be the presidents defender we should be able to expect un biased professional objectivity from our minority counsel DUDlic siaiemenis i He cited newspaper accounts Hogan wrote to Hutchinson We of speeches Jenner made in have not been getting it Too little homework on fastbreederE PA Washington AP The Environmental Protection Agency says the Atomic Energy Commission has not done enough homework to justify de veloprrlnt of the fastbreeder nuclear reactor as plant of the future the power The EPA released Monday a critique of the AECs 2200page draft environmental impact study on the proposed develop mentand implementation of the Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Re bulk the AEC not adequately actor Despite its study detail the potential environ mental impact associated with this proposed federal program the environmental agency said adding The draft statement is pri marily deficient in its treatment of reactor safety in potential problems associated with plu tohium toxicity and safety and the costbenefit analysis The AEC had prepared the draft study under a court order the result of a lawsuit filed in 1971 by the Natural Resources Defense Council a citizens en vironment group STORMY Index Expected to head West Germany Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt deputy leader of West Germanys Social Demo crati is expected to be nam ed Chancellor in the wake of Willy Brandt resignation Brandt stepped down as West German Chancellor over an East German espionage inci dent involving one of his aides AP Wirephoto Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map Youth 131S 19 4 6 17 11 12 17 S Tonight mostly cloudy and warmer Chance of showers and thunderstorms Low in the lower or middle 50s Wednes day variable cloudiness and warmer Chance of showers and thunderstorms High in the middle or upper 70s Bill to divide SIU may be By Richard HIcen LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield A bill providing separate gov erning boards for the Carbon dale and Edwardsville cam puses of Southern Illinois Uni versity is apparently dead in the General Assembly this ses sion Its in the Senate Rules Committee Sen Sam Vadala bene DEdwardsville noted doesnt let it out onto the floor Im not going to try to suspend the rules because I dad vote for the resolution to limit even numbered years to budget and revenue matters I think it would be kind of inconsistent if I tried to get my bill out for a vote after voting to limit the session But I will try again next year The resolution to limit ses sions is a proposed constitu bene jjjiawarasvuie And if the Rules Committee tional amendment approved by fl f the Senate but which failed to clear the House in timefor sub mission to the voters next No vember However both chambers have adopted rules designed to limit The rules also might prevent a vote this year on legislation designed to allow Madison and St Clair counties to break up the East Side Levee District A adopted ruies aesigneu ui uuut cifically with state finance The rules committees of both chambers are screening all bills and few if any budgetary matters appear to have a chance of getitng through last Jan 29 by Rep Monroe Flinn DCahokia It is also in the House Rules Committee where it may die Some observers believe this may be how the Senate kills House Speaker W Robert Blairs T proposal to disband the Regiona Transit Authority shouldthis pass the House and reach the Senate It would depend on whether they wanted to consider this a financial matter one said Its one of those that can go either way depending on what their mood is at a given time in the session They can use the rules to get away from toe issue which is probably what theyd prefer to do i Grand jury may meet on Macaluso charges By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan A grand jury to be called within 30 days will determine whether any criminal charges should be filed against Perry County Supervisor of Asses s ments Charles Macaluso Asst States Atty William B Starnes said Monday Macaluso was suspended by the Perry County Board of Com missioners on April 29 for 30 days without pay after Board Chairman Vallie West made 12 accusations against him Macal uso has refused to comment on the charges The charges include fraterniz ing with known criminals and permitting them to occupy Demises owned by Macaluso where drunken orgiesallegedly iave occurred and pornographic ilms have been made and so liciting for prostitution and ille gally attempting topurchase or arrange for the sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances Starnes said he did not feel it was Wests or the county boards function to presss crim inal charges against Macaluso He said it is the responsibility of the states attorney to initiate appropriate charges and present evidence It will depend upon what evidence is revealed to the grand jury as to whether there will be criminal charges against Macaluso Starnes said Some ofthe accusations by West apparently stem from a search made April 18 by Du Quoin City Police on property at 420 NHickory St which police say is owned by Macal uso Police said the search of a house rented by Allen W Miller and of a trailer behind the home resulted in the arrest of five persons They include Al len W Miller 34 Vernon Lee Melvin 21 of 302 S Musselman St Du Quoin James Orville Miller 25 and Marilyn J Ows iey 18 both of West Perry street Du Quoin and a 15 yearold girl from Pinckney ville police said Police said the five were charged with possession of hy podermic needles and syringes An unknown substance found on a table in the trailer has been sent to the state crime laboratoryfor identification said Du Quoin Police Chief George Foster On May 29 the county com missioners will conduct a hear ing to determine whether they have just cause to remove Mar caluso from office At that time West will be asked to provide documented evidence of the ac cusations and Macaluso will be allowed to reply It is possible that Macaluso will be back in his office before the 30day suspension period elapses if an injunction which may be requested by Richard White Macaliisos attorneyIs granted White said it would not be proper for him to comment on any court action he might be considering Kissinger meets Gromyko in Cyprus returns to Israel Nicosia Cyprus AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger met for three hours today with Soviet Foreign Min ister Andrei A Gromyko We had a good talk a useful talk and we hope tomake prog ress in the SyrianIsraeli disen gagement he said afterward The secretary then flew back to Israel for meetings with Pre mier Golda Meir and other members of her negotiating team He is due in Damascus on Wednesday Gromyko described his session with Kissinger as usefuland constructive He later flew to Moscow Gromyko came to Cyprus after a twoday visit to Syria He requested the hastily arranged session viewed as an effort to give the Russians a visible presence in the Middle East diplomatic effort andto fore stall Sbviet obstruction as Kiss inger pursues his shuttle di plomacy between Israel and Syria A senior U S official told newsmen Kissinger hoped his meeting with Gromyko would nudge disengagement along Although U S officials claimed Kissinger was making progress they alsosaid there was a distinct possibility he would go back to Washington without adisengagement agreement and would return to the Middle East in three or four weeks The Cyprus meeting was an nounced Monday after a full day of talks between Kissinger and leaders of the Israeli govern ment about Israels terms for withdrawing from some of the Syrian territory she captured in thelast two ArabIsraeli wars Sources said Kissinger wanted to ask Gromykos aid in re straining Syrias armed force on the Golan front Syrian President Hafez Assad reportedly told the American secretary in Damascus last weekend that his forces would deescalate the daily warfare on the slopes of Mt Hermori and along the Heights below But artillery exchanges were reported Monday for the 56th straight day and an Israeli spokesman said the fighting was as bad as every other day State Department spokesman Robert M McCloskey said that Kissinger and Gromyko would continue the discussion they began last week in Geneva on the negotiations to limit stocks of offensive nuclear weapons and other EastWest mat ters Israeli Information Minister Shimon Peres said two of JQs singers aides would meet with Israeli officials while Kissinger was in Cyprus   

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