Sunday, May 12, 1974

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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 12, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Htrrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth Southern Velum 82No 11230e a Copy 5 Section Comics Family Wwkly Tabloid Supple M I SUNDAY MAY 121974 Paul Powell estate pays to executor attorneys snmvan of the executors and attorneys The juits askedfor By Wanda Barras Of The Southern Illinoisan Five attorneys and an exe cutor oversee the late Secretary of State Paul Powells more than million estate While guarding it they have been paid nearly The six men have fought claims against the estate in live suits Now they are confronted with more than million in federal income tax claims The next battle will be federal in heritance taxclaims followed by state inheritance tax claims When the federal and atatf governments are satisfied 45 other claimants will ask for payments from the estate The men who deal with the complex estate have been paid the following amounts John S Rendle man president of Southern Illi nois University at Edwardsville Rendleman Johns fa ther and the regular estate at torney P Sullivan of Jenner and Block of Chicago R Lowery of Pope and Driermeyer of East St Lou is B Oxtoby of Van Meter Oxtoby and Funk of Springfield John L Cassidy Jr of Gas sidy and Cassidy John Rendleman has collect ed a year since Powells Oct 10 1970 deathHis father has received for thrte years and for one year plus for expenses Robert Porter of Vienna the judge handling the estate in Johnson County Circuit Court in Vienna said the estate may not be closed for another two or three years Judge Porter said the final fees pf the Rendlemans will not be determined until the estate is closed Porter plans to ask two other judges to sit with him on a panel to determine the executors and fees After Powell died was found in shoe boxes in his hotel roomin Springfield and was found in a safedeposit box Of the five suits two were filedby the state of Illinois one in Sangamon County and the other in Cook County Both were settled out of court Sulli van and Oxtoby worked on the two suits Illinois taxpayers are to get about half the million estate as a result ofasettlement worked out by the attorney gen eral and the estates executor The suits askedfor assets properties and stocks of Powell with values above thesalary and expenses he was entitled to for his work in public office The suits claimed that Powell made from contracts for a concession stand in the State Capitol Building and the Cen tennial Building in con tracts with the Du Quoin Coca Cola Bottling Co of Southern fllinoisInc for vending ma chines in the two buildings ana from the Robert Schrem er Trucking Co an trucking company for special permit privileges The suits alleged Powell made swio s state museums and libraries U1V f was over which the secretary state has jurisdiction Of payers in excess of The contracts were for vehi IftLC 1IOO I About will go to thecles coal office furniture state general revenue fund equipment and supplies photo The settlement left supplies and projectors Christ to be used for the maintenance mas decorations and remodeling of Powells home in Vienna as i the Centennial Building a historical site The state suits asked for a recounting of harness racing andof other stockand btPow ells transactions while in pub lie office A third suit filed by Michelin Tire Corp a foreign corpora tion in US District Court of District of Illinois in the Eastern Division was settled out of court for The company had asked for for tires and other pro ducts purchased but not paid for by Statewide Tire Sales Inc v The company claimed Powell and three other persons had agreed to stand good for State delinquent bills State jlyde L Choate of Anna was alleged to be one of those persons Two class action suits one filed in circuit court in the Seventh Judicial Circuit in San gamon County and one in cir cuit court in Peoria were dis missed One suit asked for re turn of political contributions and the other for an account ing of Powells activities Cas sidy served as special counsel for these suits Now the turn ing their attention to settlement of tax claims filed in the fed eral tax court in Washington D C Lowery is handling the state and federal income and inheritance tax problems The federal government has filedclaimsfor for federal income taxes and penal ties The executor is contesting the daims ui US Tax Court in Washington D C The government claims Pow ell owes in back taxes and penalties for the years 1985 through 1970 The government claims the estate is liable for in income taxes for 19711972 and 1973 The federal government is surveying Powells estate to de terminethe federal inheritance tax Claims will be filed in fed eral tax court Nixon Julie make appeals John S Rendleman After the federal tax claims are settled attorneys will con tend with state inheritance tax claims The inheritance taxes will be on money property and stocks Franklin County Paul Powell Willed by Powell Excepted may bethe million to be used for the state museum mansion and historical library and be quests for cemeteries and churches Never give up1 Stillwater Okla CAP Vowing he would never give up President Nixon came to Americas heartland Saturday night and told a university commencement crew that Congress should promptly dispose of the impeachment issue As a warm spring twilight settled on Oklahoma State Universitys football stadium Nixon told the graduating class What a great time for a new generation He said the graduates could look forward to a more peaceful where people of all na tions work together in the com mon cause of bettering mankind Only once in his 35mirute address did Nixon refer directly to efforts to oust him from the nations highest office although he acknowledged that some m the stadium crowd of about 25000 obviously disapproved of the speaker The President declared that he had presented all of the evidence to Congress statement greeted by a smat tering of boos and added I trust the House of Represen tatives will act promptly so the President and Congess can Richard Nixon get on with the peoples business as we should The crowd was generally quiet but a few shouts such as pay your taxes and liar could be heard as Nixon spoke University President Robert Kamm had banned signs and placards from the stadium and in introducing Nixon Kamm said he had come to campus as President and as a fellow human being Kamm said Nixon should be treated with the affection and respect due one who has given Nixons reception was generally regarded as friendlier with less heckling than that he received last weekend at a public appearance in Phoenix Ariz He received standing ovations when he was introduced at the conclusion of his remarks and when he and Mrs Nixon were escorted from the stadium to head back to Washington Several times the crowd ap plauded his call for cooperative efforts to conquer the energy crisis and world food and health problems Nixon spoke of efforts for reSPeCl UUC UIIC HI1U imo 6Tv r to much in public service i peace in the Middle East an area that he said could bej discussed Down to fhe New York Times Washington President Nixon told his family Friday night that he would not resign from office so long as at least one member pf the Senate supported him his daughter Julie Eisenhower said Saturday at a news con ference Mrs Eisenhowers statement was the first indication from the White House that Nixon had entertained a belief that the House might vote to impeach him The President and his spokesmen vhaye consistently said Nixon does not believe will be impeached For the Senate to remove him from office after an impeach ment trial a twothirds vote would be required In other words Nixon needs the support of 34 Senators to remain in of fice Mrs Eisenhower who with her husband David strongly defended the president in 40 minutes of questions said the family met for dinner last night aboard the presidential yacht the Sequoia as Washington was swept by rumors that Nixons resignation might be im minent Asked if the crisis was Two of three jail escapees captured two of the three men who es caped from the Jefferson Coun ty Jail in Mt Vemon Friday night Ricky A Sledge 20 of Flora and Larry Coutlas 21 of Ashley were apprehended Gene Wil liams17 fo Mt Vernon was still at large Saturday night Police said Sledge apparently panicked and accelerated the car he was driving when he failed to heed a stop sign Sesser A Sesser policeman pat roling noticed the in cident and followed Sledge The apparently could not keep up with Sledge and called in the Franklin Coun am by the Franklin County Police about two miles south of Christopher on Rt148 a Frqnklin County Sheriffs Office radio dispatch operator said Coutlas was captured at about pm after Chief Deputy Bill Hill of the Jefferson Coun ty Sheriffs Office alerted Cen tralia police that he had been seenwalking toward Centralia Centralia police said Coutlas entered a cab in Irvington and was observed riding through Centralia by Lieutenant Kermit Justice of the Centralia police who then apprehended him He was returned to the Jef clllU w tv Sheriffs Office and the Ben ferson County Jail Sledge is i TTruntlin Pnnn ton police for help During the chase Sledge running low on gasoline stole apanel truck in Christopher He was captured at currently in the Franklin Coun ty Jail and will probably be returned to Jefferson County Monday Jefferson County police said Julie Eisenhower equated as the Balcans of the 70s uniess we do something about it and do something about it now Earlier as Nixon flew to Oklahoma Vice President Gerald R Ford said in Texas that he didntMnk it was fair to the President for him to resign with theinference that He m i g h t be guilty when he doesnt believe he is guilty Ford said he had told Nixon he didnt believethe government was about to sink and said again he believes the President to be innocent of any wrongdo ing in Watergate twohour cruise on the Potomac Mrs Eisenhower said Last night there were very great quotes okay He said he would take this Constitutionally down to the wire He said he would go to the Senate and lie said if there were one Senator that believes in him that that Is the way it would be The Presidentsremarks Fri day night may well have been in the Seriate he said whod urgehim to stay There wouldn t beover five who youd call haia core supporters Nevertheless as criticism of thePresident mounted overthe Presidential condiut disclosed in the Watergate transcripts White House Spokesmen continued to deny that any intention of resigning Today at noon as tourists response may wen nave uccu a i to a statement by were Wing through the dflHoise for a spimg North Dakota who spoke of I Saturday the Rsenhowers met growing a n t i N i x o n sentireporters in ht I doubt if there is anyone m meht Jacqueline Kennedy or East Garden If the media has a hangup and an n about resigna Diqgraph contract vote to be Monday White House The White House Saturday characterized as incredible un documented and untrue a published report that quoted sources as saying President Nixon made disparaging racial and ethnic remarks in his private conversations in a story quoting sources with direct knowledge of Nixons comments said the President referred to US District Court Judge John J Sirica in on White House conversation as a wop The Times story quoted the sources as saying Nixon refer I t ilTT O torneyfs office and the Securities and Exchange Commission as Jew boys Contacted Saturday night in IvaiC UUJlYCloauwuo v TCI I Today The New York Times I redto persons in the US at White House counsel J Fred Buzhardti who has listened to the tapes said that the reference to Nixon using the epithet Jewboys is just not Stillwater on I tempts to portray comments in an incredible thing recorded conversations as racial slurs are unfounded and malicious Both Buzhardt and Ziegler alleged that during the past few daysthere had been a campaign by persons they didnt name to cause such allegations to be printed Decisive impeachment evidence scrutinized A AL MrAcfitfafinn nf HifwlimPTltflrV Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee will examine evidence this week dealing with the Watergate coverup that could be decisive in determining whether President Nixon will be Impeached Although Watergate is only one of six areas the committee Is investigating it includes the most serious charges and could produce the accusations of criminal conduct that most House members are likely to require before voting to im peach Impeachment by the House is In effect an accusation A trial on the charges would be held in the Senate with a twothirds majority required for convic tion A new committee member Rep John Conyers DMich already has said he found in the White Houseedited transcripts a clear indisputable violation of federal criminariaw hvNixons discussions of payments to keep convicted Watergate burglar Howard Hunt quiet The committee has its own transcript of that March21 1973 conversation betweenNix on and former White House Dean Produced it reportedly is more complete than the White House version The committee also has secret grand jury evidence dealing with thepayments to Hunt and other Watergate defendants In the report accompanying Its in dictrnents of seven former White Houseand Nixon campaign of ficials last March Watergate grand jury said delivered to Hunts attorney night of March Other cpyerup allegations on whcbthe committee will receive evidence include r at the FBIs investigation of and the destruction of evidence immediately after the June 171972 breakin The committee resumes its consideration of evidence behind I Thursday the closed doors Tuesday and isunlikely to hear ttie March 21 scheduled to continue them tape until W e d nie ad ay ftroughThursday At toe open Doar hadbeenscheduledJo 21 cnnnsp uean rroouceu with superior sound equipnient I tempti to to limit documentary evidence in sup port of the information he will present H he continues to present the case chronologically as he did tion and feel they must de reassured from members of the family that my father is riot going to resign I fed that as a daughter it is my obligation to come but here andsay no tie is not going to resign Secondly you talk of the mantle of power of a monarchy falling on meI think that anyone who has seori the President in action 1 was too young to knowwhat Davids grandfather went through Ive seen what my fathers gone through and I am tremendously proud of him Tornadoes hit Michigan Hell Mich AP A series of tornadoes struck through southern Michigan Saturday and officials said one person was killed and at least one other injured A woman was killed in Pinckney about seven miles from here in southeastern Michigan when a tornado demolished a house she was in officials said Witnesses in Hell said one person was injured one house was destroyed three severely damaged and 15 moderately damaged by a A vote on a new contract for 116 workers at the Diagraph Bradley Co will be held forthe company workers at pm Monday in the Machinist Hall in Herrin The contractwas tentatively agreed upon Saturday by com pany officials and the negotia tion committee of the Interna tional Association of Machinists which represents the emploves James Brigham said it will be come operative immediately with the plant reopening pro bably on Tuesday The plant has been closed since April 19 when the em ployes walked out at the termin ation of a threeyear contract Diagraph located in the Or dill area of flip Oab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge pro An education tax increase roposal for Jonesboro Com munity Consolidatd School Dis trict 43 passed by a narrow margin Saturday Odell Moseley superintendent dent said there were 147 votes or the tax increase 140 votes ing session last Thursday Chief Counsel John Doar brought the committee up to the breakin at Democratic headquarters i Doar has informed the members he intends to play conclude the Watergate presen tation Thursday but a com mittee source said it might go over into the following week The committee will also pro bably set aside time for a memDKTS ire uuraiuo w i three White House tapes at business session to act on Doar s Tuesdays session in addition to request for a subpoena for tapes presenting them with two fat tliat the House has refus looseleaf containing to dalivtr Storm warning sirens sound ed in Murphysboro at about pm Saturday after three per sons called Jackson County She riffs office to report funnel cloud sightings A spokesman at the shefiffs office said later that the funnel Elsewhere state police said damage was minimal COOLER Partly sunny and cooler to day with highs in upper 60s or lower 70s Fair and cooler tonight with lows in the 40s Monday fair and notmuch change in temperatures with highs around 70 IKtil 1 ft w If thecontract is ratified duces markers for shipping box Monday company president i es and crates ofers hike tax against and three spoiled bal lots in the referendum The favorable vote will en able the board of education to increase the tax rate from 92 cents to per assessed evaluation Moseley said Funnel clouds seen apparently never came to the ground No reports of damage were made Although the funnel was re ported heading northeast toward DuQuoin State Police District 13 said no damage was caused there Inside today MENS HAIR STYLESpre dict return of the ear ac cording to story by Kathie Pratt and pictures by Jack GriggsPage VIENNA CORRECTIONAL CENTERS warden discusses issues in corrections in story by Joanne Wood with photos by Sam Denoms Page 22 MINIOPERA MATINEE today at and Golden Oldies record revivahby Sam Denoms in The Entertainer Pages2ajid3 GIRLSSPORTS expand in high schools Page fl SIUC TRACK f EAM state champion Page 9 SALUKIS WIN twoof three baseball games in Cincinnati Page 9 IVORY CROCKETT sets world record Page 9 INDEX Ann IA Bridge 7A Business 2426 Byline BG 2 Classified 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