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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 29, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Horrm 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 010175 IH DE1CATUR Volume 82No 126lOc a Copy luamw to CirbondtH Prtti Hirrln Diliy Joiirnil Murphyibwo WEDNESDAY MAY W Israel and Syria agree Jerusalem AP Israeland Syria wrapped up a separation of forces agreement today after Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger gained a major Israeli concession on Palestinian guerrilla at tacks Premier Golda Meir was ex pected to make an announce ment on the agreement tonight Israeli and Syrian commanders will sign the pact in Geneva within a few days At the United Nations in New York a UN spokesman said the United States had informed the world body that Israel and Syria had agreed to disengage their forces on the Golan Heights front US Ambassador John A Scali informed Secretary General Kurt Waldheim of the agreement Minutes later White House spokesmen also an nounced the settlement Earlier sources here had confirmed the agreement reached after 33 days of truce tfforts by Kissinger They had said a formal accord was awaiting ratification from Premier Golda Meirs cabinet The agreement called for the two governments to withdraw their armies behind a United Nations buffer zone Israeli informants said 1250 UN troops would set up the buffer and that it would be one to four miles wide They said it would stretch from Mt Hermon along the Golan Heights in cluding the abandoned Golan capital of Quineitra andf a strip 300 yards west of the wrecked town The armies on each side of the Kissinger gains concession from Israel two nations to sign pact in Geneva buffer would be reduced and confined to two corridors each six miles wide IB the front line corridor troops would be limited to 6000 with 75 tanks and 36 shortrange cannon In the deeper zone each side would be restricted to 450 tanks with no longrange artillery or an tiaircraft missiles they said Before confirmation newsmen were invited to Mrs Meirs of flee to drink a toast with Kiss inger Its all wrapped up It only needs the cabinet to ratify it and that is a formality they were told Israels state radio said the disengagement pact would be signed by Israeli and Syrian delegates in Geneva at tile end of this week Mrs Meirs cabinet met early this morning to discuss the pact then scheduled an afternoon session during which it would decide yes or no acording to an Israeli government com munique It said the decision would be final Information Minister Shimon Peres told newsmen he expected the announcement would be in very general terms Meanwhile Israeli officials said Mrs Meir may quit office in the next 24 hours and turn over the government to premierDesignate Yitzhak Rabin Rabin won approvalfor a new coalition cabinet Tuesday night from Mrs Meirs Labor party He announced to President Ephraim Katzir that he was ready to take over with a new government that left out Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and some of Israels most familiar faces Mrs Meir who wants to retire to a communal settlement in the Negev desert remains in power as caretaker premier until the parliament votes confdence in Israels new leadership This may come Thursday The Israeli cabinet decided to rely on an American com mitment regarding the ter rorists and not to demand a Syrian promise to prevent ter rorist activities from Syria in the body of the agreement a broadcast said earlier today Under the agreement a pro posed ceasefire line would run 300 yards west of Queneitra the Syrian capital of the Golan Heights now occupied by Israel the broadcast said ac cknowledging that the town would revert to Syria Syrian police but no Syrian soldiers would be stationed near the border it said Nixon Pact ends roadblock Washington AP President Nixon announced to day that Israel and Syria have reached agreement on disen gagement of their forces and called it a stride toward a per manent peace settlement for the entire Mideast What was a major road block to any permanent settle ment has now been removed Nixon said in a nationally tele vised statement from the White House Nixon said prospects for a permanent Middle East peace now are better than fliey have been at any time over the past 25 years The President announced that Israeli and Syrian representa tives will sign the disengage ment agreement Friday in Gen eva The announcement he deliv ered was being released also in Jerusalem and Damascus Gov Bumpers ana wife Hefty at pressconference after victory AP Wirephoto Arkansas primary Sen Fulbright beaten Bumpers nominated By the Associated Press Fastrising political newcomer Dale Bumpers ran away with the Arkansas Democratic senatorial nomination and ended t1 30year career of JW Fulbright one of the leading powers in American foreign policy The twoterm Arkansas governor ran up almost a 2tol victory margin Tuesday over Fulbright who has been chairman of the powerful Senate scene 73yearold Wavne Morse victories over token primary F sign Relations for 15 years Committee At the same time Bumpers was streaking onto the national was winning the Democratic senatorial nomination in for a leading Senate critic of US Vietnam policy will meet Sen Robert Packwood in the fall Packwood who ousted Morse after 24 years in the Senate in 1968 was unopposed for the Republican nomination In Kentucky another of the Democratic new faces Gov Wendell Ford won the partys nomination to challenge Republican Sen Marlow Cook in November Both scored easy KAIN Index Energy picture brighter c Washington StarNews Washington Federal energy chief John Sawhill said today that fuel buying practices of utilities and not any shortages of fuel ueiB would be responsible for power surprised by the size Blairs measure voted out reluctantly Disclosure bill clears committee opposition At a victory party in Little of his win although preelection polls had forecast the vic tory Bumpers 48 had called for new leadership in Washington to deal with problems such as in flation energy federal spending and postWatergate political clean up Fullbright stressed his seniority and experience but at 69 saidhe would cheerfully Generally with the exception of the Eastern Seaboard elec trie utilities across the country should have enough residual fuel oil and middle distillates to provide their customers wit sufficient power Sawhill head of the Federal Energy Ad ministration said in a statemenl today The utility allocations for June 03 oam uc ineULluiy tui uuue accept retirement if that was I are 7 perCent lower than a year the voters verdict j ago Sawhills bright picture is With 2674 of 2794 precincts based in effect on a policy of ViaH fl09 ranfnrpjnrf fllfll fnncpIvflHnn fhi Tonight low in upper 60s with chance of thunderstorms Thursday high in 80s with 40 per cent chance of rain Classified Comics TV Bridge crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weatherdetails map 1115 31 4 67 15 910 15 reporting Bumpers had 357802 votes or 65 per cent to I Fulbrights 193218 or 35 per I cent In the Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial primary former Rep David H Pryor 39 of Lit tle Rock held a bare majority of 51 per cent Former Gov Oryal Faubus was in second place with 33 per cent followed by Lt Gov Bob Riley Pryor must stay above 50 per cent to avoid a runoff enforcing fuel summer The cutdown in supplies means that for consumers to get through the month thermometers must be set 6 degrees higher than a year ago in private homes and 10 degrees higher in business offices and factories For the latter it could mean working in temperatures as high as 82 degrees For homes it could mean 78degree temperatures State staff gets 4day holiday i 4U Tn i ianrlnm folonhrtrlP cnr State of Illinois employes will enjoy their first and perhaps their last fourday Memorial Day beginning Thursday The 1973 state legislature passed a law making the May 30 traditional Memorial Day into the official state holiday negating an earlier Congres sional action which made the Monday before May 30 into the official Memorial Day May 31 was granted a holi day for state employes by the Dept of Personnel in Decem ber when the official state calendar was issued for 1974 said Tim Renn spokesman for the state information office in Springfield Because of the resulting confusion Harold A Katz D Glencoe introduced a legisla tive bill on Tuesday to change the state holiday back and makeit conform with the rest of the nation Illinois is one of the few states that had passed a law making the traditional May 30 Memorial Day the official holiday The law created some con fusion since most businesses and schools had their holiday on the previous Monday Renn said In a random telephone sur vey today almost all state office managers and spokes men contacted said their of fices will be closed at pm today and open at 8 am on Monday An exception is the office of the attorney general in Car bondale which will remain open both days closing on the weekend By Richard H Icen LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield Though some appeared to do ris RPontiac and was schedul ed for a hearing by the Senate Executive Committee today Another bill was filed Tuesday p v Another bill was filed so reluctantly the House Elec d tions Committee Tuesday J a agreed to ship House Speaker W Robert Blairs campaign disclosure bill to the floor The final roll call was 85 which may indicate problems for the measure on the floor Blairsbill would require candidates for all offices in Illinois to report contributions t cam paign contributions and expen ditures This was authored by Rep Richard 0 Hart DBenton who said he releasedthis kind nf information during his primary campaign and suffered no ill effects normal volunteer help but would affect loans of equipment mailing lists or other such aids to political candidates Unlike the Blair Collins bill of last year this one contains no spending limits a point which brought strong objections from liberal Democrats who often have to spend thousands of dollars to overcome the man power advantage of candidates backed by the party organiza However even those voting jtion particularly in Chicago for the Blair bill in Committee Illinois lu repviL cuuuiuuuuno and expenditures in excess of Tuesday expressed doubte about OO j a number of sections including Reports would have to be one which described a contrite made to state and local election tion something of authorities at least twice before an election and once im mediately afterward j value In response to a number of questions Rep Philip W Col ICUKSLCij aiLucLwaiw i A similar bill was filed in thejlins RCalumet Citysaid this Senate by Sen William C Harwas not meant to include Rep William Laurino an organization Democrat from Chicago wondered whether candidates ought to be required to place a favorable media coverage What sort of value ought to be placed on this was never made clear by Laurino but the point was pick ed up by Blair who has been having problems with the press over his flip flop on the es tablishment of a Regional Tran sit Authority in the Chicago area If the newspapers are out to get someone if that could have a value put on it there would be first amendment problems you if you could define it Id not be averse to it Blair said Laurino said he didnt have any definition in mind but thought one might be worked out by the committee Rep Virginia MacDonald R Arlington Heights thought such a move might endanger beneficial aspects of Blairs bill by getting the whole thing tangled up in court on a first i amendment suit involving press freedom Sheriff arrests primary opponent Columbiana Ala AP Sheriff C P Red Walker has arrested his opponent in a primary runoff election plus a probate judge two reporters and three others on charges of conspiring to murder or maim him Arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to assault with in tent to commit murder or maim were Shelby County Coroner Billy Thompson Walkers op ponent in the June 4 primary F L Sonny Dorough Thompsons campaign mana ger Probate County Judge Conrad M Fowler Ron Casey and John I Jones reporters for the Birmingham News and Tug Parker and Charles Cowboy Benson It was not immediately cnown who Parker or Benson were The charges were not ex plained but Walker told newsmen the warrants were drawn up after sufficient evidence was presented to a magistrate Walker did not name the magistrate Casey and Jones said Tuesday night thatthey had been in vestigating allegations concern ing the operation of the Shelby County jail They said they ap proached Walker with me evidence they had accumulated and he made an appointment to meet them at a restaurant in Alabaster The reporters said Walker met them at the restaurant and ac cused them of trying to harass him prior to the runoff They said he then produced two war rants and arrested them on the charges cited After their arrest the reporters were put into an un marked car and taken to Col umbiana where they spent about three hours in the county jailthey said St Clair isnt opposed to public hearing tapes Williamson employes win taxpayers lose Washington AP become a focal point of tiie to Presidential lawyer James D peachment inquiry Nixon aIso t Hairsaid today he would I caims he first of ot Oiair saia lOOdy m wuuiu fhj watoroato cnvprim dinin have no objection to the playing in public of the taped presiden tial conversations held by the House Judiciary Committee St Clair also said he favors making public all the Watergate evidence received so far by the committee inits impeachment inquiry and the opening of future sessions of the com mittee The jpmmittee is considering public release of much of the but there has been no proposal for a public airing of In the mixedlip Memorial Day holiday in Illinois Wil liamson County employes are coming off winners and tax payers losers The Williamson County Board of Commissioners on Dec 17 adopted the Illinois holiday schedule The state is observing the traditional May 30 as the holiday rather than the federal day of May 27 State offices are c 1 o s i n g Thursday and Friday for the holiday and Williamson Coun ty is following suit The court house will be closed after to day until Monday Williamson is apparently alone of South ern Illinois counties in closing both days Commissioner William J Sinks of Marion said it costs the county a year to run the courthouse or an av erage of per day lor the 365 days of the year Deducting Saturdays Sun days and holidays that fig ures out to about a day Those figures do not include circuit court officials three judges four court reporters and a secretary paid through state funds They will have the twoday holiday also al though one judge and court reporter will be on call if needed The state holiday schedule adopted by Williamson County includes Martin Luther King Day Washington and Lincoln birthdays Columbus Day the tradtiottal holidays and half days on Christmas and New Years Eves Williamson County highway department workers came out short on the holiday They were off Monday because Although it has been turned quarries which supply rock down in most of its requests for for the roads observed the tapes the committee has 19 holiday then The h i g h w a y workers will work Thursday and Friday The state and Williamson County employes get another holiday bonanza on the Fourth of July The Fourth falls on Thursday also so the offices willbe closed Thursday and Friday again tapes that were obtained from the special prosecutors office including a March 21 1973 con versation between President Nixon and former White House counsel John W Dean III That tape in which Nixon and Dean discussed payments to keep convicted Watergate burglar Howard Hunt quiet has ft the Watergate coverup during that conversation The committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on several issues including the release of evidence and the opening of future hear ings The committee also is preparing to issue new sub poenas for more tapes despite Nixons declaration that he would give the committee no more Watergate evidence Judiciary Committee Re publicans were advised by the staff Tuesday to seek con gressional authorization to go to court for a judgment upholding the panels right to subpoena evidence from Nixon Both Democrats and Republicans meeting in a separate party caucuses decided to support a request by Special Counsel John M Doar for a new subpoena Bipartisan support also is ex pected at Thursdays meeting for a letter notifying Nixon he has failed to comply with a previous subpoena and calling his attention to the constitutional authority on which the com mittees impeachment inquiry is based A party split is shaping up over two other issues due to be considered at file meeting whether the committee shouid receive evidence in open or closed hearings and whether it should make public much of the evidence it has received At their caucus Judiciary Committee Democrats generally supported both oper bearings and release of evidence on hand while Republicans opposed them Rep Robert McClory RHI said Republicanopposition 1o opening the hearings at this time and releasing evidence already received is based on a fear that such actions might jeopardize pending trials of Watergate defendants Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ said after the Democratic caucus he thought there would be at least one public hearing next week   

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