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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 5, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 14ft Volume a Copy 4 Se Southern Illinoisan S BOX 789 62525 Pages Successor to Carbondale Fret Press Herrin Dally JourMb Miirphysborp WEDNESDAY JUNE 5 1974 CarbondaleHerrinMurphysboro Nixon sIRS use probad Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington Congressional investigators report they are conducting a thorough probe of charges that the Nixon administration has used the Internal Revenue Service to harass left wingers The Joint Committee on In ternal Revenue taxation which is conducting the investigation reported that it is continuing to investigate allegations that the White House tried to punish President Nixons enemies and help his friends through the IRS Committee sources sketched the broad outlines of the in vestigation in responding to criticism by Samuel Hastings Black a staff attorney for Tax Analysts and Advocates a tax watchdog organization Citing gaps in the committees Interim report last December HastingsBlack said Tuesday that there now appear to be questions about the quality of its investigation He said the committee appears to be going slow in its promised follow through We are pursuing the IRS Investigation very actively a committee source objected He emphasized that the December report was only preliminary ard was intended to cover all areas tion under investiga On the subject of friends and enemies and how either or both were treated by Nixonites Senate Watergate committee member Sen Joseph M Mon toya DNM Tuesday disclosed documents which he said show White House aides developed a grantmanship scheme to reward political allies and punish enemies in the awarding of federal grants Much of the conduct appears violative of civil and criminal law Montoya said at a hearing before the Senate Appropria tions subcommittee he heads Not only were plans made but they were consummated he added In one memorandum dated March 171972 and addressed to then White House chief of staff H R Haldeman an aide urged formation for each governmen tal department of a program to discreetly seek out op portunities for improving services to target groups and goegraphic areas and then ensure that appropriate action is taken In other scandalrelated developments The reported Washington today that Post drug manufacturer Elmer H Bobst in 1971 said a friend would come up with for President Nixons reelection campaign in return for help with a case before the Federal Trade Com mission The Post said the offer was aue ti men iiuy Gen John N Mitchell in an Oct 131971 letter from Bobst a longtime business friend of the Presidents whom Nixon had once called his honorary father Bobst 89 K major stockholder and honorary board chairman of WarnerLambert Pharmaceuti cal Co whose proposed merger with Parke Davis Inc has been challenged by FTC After seven months of work a courtappointed panel of sound specialists has left undetermin ed who is responsible for an erasure in an im portant White House tape recording Questions of who made the buzz or when or why did not come within the scope of our investigation the group said in releasing its inchthick report Tuesday Instead the panel focused largely on the tape itself The report repeated the panels Area where girls body was found was blocked off for investigators body was found in street near this house in which back window was broken by rock Photo by Ed Greer Body of girl 13 dumped in street earlier erasure conclusion was the that the result of O R Walley Of The Southern Illinoisan An autopsy report was awaited today to determine the cause of death of a 13 yearold girl whose body was found dumped on a Marion street at pm Tuesday No marks or wounds were found on the body of Frances Buckner daughter of Donna That conclusion was contested Ozraent Of Creal Springs who by the White House and its own tape report White House lawyer James D St Clair charged that the manual operation of the record and stop buttons on the machine sjnce Satur day afternoon police said A rock was thrown through the window of Essie Byrn panels report creates the false 514 apparently impression that all portions of the erasure were done manually and deliberately St Clair doubts panel vote to impeach Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington milk prices to see if it link1 representatives and thanked ed to a million campaign pledge from dairy coops President Nixons lawyer j The investig3tion mvolves brib Jsmes D St Clair said today he thinks it is doubtful on the basis of evidence heard so far that the House Judiciary Committee will vote to impeach the President After sitting through nine days of closed committee ssessions said over he the St Clair disturbed far The committee has heard its present evidence on the Watergate breakin and cover u and on Nixons political de alings with the International Telephone Telegraph Corp Two AVhite House tapes deal ing with ITT were heard Tues d Sorre committee members said afterwards that both ap peared to support t h e Presidents claim that he in tervened hi an antitrust case against ITT for policy reasons rot in return for campaign money St Clairs statement put him at oddswitti the committee chief Republican counsel Albert E Jenner who told reporters Tuesday night that a person could reasonably draw the in ference that Nixon knew his subordinates lied to a Senate committee in 1971 when they B the ITT case had not been discussed with Nixon The committee turned today ery which the Constitution lists as an impeachable offense The committee also decided Tuesday to have its staff ques tion Charles W Colson but rostponed a decision on whether lie former White House counsel would be called as a witness Before the committee Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ who overrode strong objections from members who want Colson called now said he would wait for the staffs report on what Colson says before deciding whether to have him as a witness Colson played a major role in the White Houses dealings with the dairy industry which are outlined in a summary prepared by the Judiciary Committees staff of the case it will present The staff memorandum iden tifies Colson as the White House contact for the Associated Milk Producers Inc and says hi the spring or summer 6f 1970 AMP promised him million fo Nixons 1972 reelection cam paign The crucial part of the staff presentation centers on Mare 23 1971 when Nixon who hac previously been informed of th million pledge met af th iem for their support by the person who put the girls body on the dead end street under a bright street light Law enforcement officials said placing the body on a dead end street under the light and throwing the rock through the window indicates the per son wanted the body found immediately Leroy Walker of 517 E Mar ion St soninlaw of Mrs Byrn heard the rock crash through the window went out Authorities are trying to learn how Creal Springs fifthgrader died Later that afternoon says the onto hi sfw memorandum Nixon met with lying m the street to Nixons 1971 decision to raise White House with industry advisers and decided to in crease milk price supports ttxon has said his decision was nfluenced by heavy pressure from Congress for an in crease The committee memorandum says no announcement of Nix ons decision was madeand that immediately after the meeting poison got in touch with the late Murray M Chotiner Chotiner had left the White House a few weeks earlier after serving as an aide to Nixon and was then representing the dairy in dustry During the evening of March 24 Chotiner told several dairymen that former White House aide John D Ehrlichman expected the dairy industry to reaffirm its million commit ment in light of the forthcoming increase in milk prices the memorandum says The dairy leaders did so it says Thereafter an increase in the price support level for milk was officially announced the increase reportedly added hundreds of millins of dollars to dairy industry profits Most of the evidence bearing on the dairy industry phase of the inquiry came from the Senate Watergate Committee but the Judiciary Committee also has tapes of some of the key White House conversations around March 231971 Police were first notified that there had been a fatal shooting Robert Wilson deputy Wil liamson County coroner said there was no evidence of the immediate cause of death He said the girl had been dead for 24 hours or more A vacant house is in the block Investigating officers said the body may have been in the house or a nearby field before it was placed in the street A large drainage ditch is Frances Buckner about one block away and one officer said if the person had not wanted the body found he could have placed it in theditch The girl 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 80 pounds had just finished fifth grade at Creal Springs Grade School She was staying with lusr father Robert Buckner of 1000 Public Square Marion Friday while the Ozments were going on a fishing trip Buckner told police he was walking1 with Frances and an other daughter Jnanita Sue Buckner to a grocery on East Main street Saturday after noon Buckner said he got tir ed and stopped to rest Juan ita Sue went to the home of an aunt Nadra Reed north of Logan School and Frances proceeded on to the store alone Juanita Sue later arrived at the store but did not find Frances there The sister waited for a time before re turning to her fathers apart ment Buckner reported her ab sence to police Sunday Wil liamson County Sheriff Rus sell Oxford said there were five missing chilaren reported in the county that day He said the reports are not con nected Buckner said today I feel if I just had kept on walking this wouldnt have happened He suffers from emphysema and a bad back and said he was unable to continue on to the store with his daughter Bucker said I saw her within threefourths to a half block from the store I started on back and got as far as the post office steps when I had to rest He said a little later Juan ita Sue 9 arrived and said Frances was not at the store Buckner called there and gave her description but clerks said she had not been there Its a funny thing I cant recall anyone walking on the sidewalk nobody slowed down on Main street and no cars came out of the side streets Its plainly etched on my mind Buckner said Frances disappeared in a hurry he said Dr A S Thompson was the autopsy at rin Hospital It was not ex pected to be completed this morning Wilson has empanel ed a coroners jury but has not set the inquest date City county and state police today began a thorough search of the neighborhood Sheriff Russell Oxford asks that any person who may have seen Frances at any time af ter Saturday afternoon call his office He said any calls will be confidential She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Creal Springs Survivors are her father of Marion her mother Donna Ozment of Creal Springs a sister Juanita Sue Buckner of Creal Springs three half Harriet Baxter of Car bondale Barbara LaMaster of Marion and Marlene Peldo of Sterling Mich and two half brothers William Robert Bratten and Elaine R Oz ment both of Creal Springs Israel prepares for pyllout By the Associated Press Israeli troops today dynamited Syrian military installations in the Golan Heights bulge cap tured in 1973 and moved equip inent behind the new lines delineated in a disengagement of forces agreement Israels state radio said today Israeli troops on the front lines were still on alert the Funeral services will be at radio saidj despite ceasefire 2 pm Friday in the Cosby signing last Friday which ended an 81day artillery war on the Golan Tank carriers hauled away damaged Syrian tanks trucks and personnel carriers as clouds of black smoke from exploding bunkers and installations puffed Funeral Home in Creal Springs The Rev Joe Campbell will officiate Burial will be in Shi loh Cemetery south of Mar ion Friends may call after 5 pm Thursday at the fu neral home Miss Buckner was born May fato toe sky 26 1961 in Marion to Robert and Donna Durham Buckner Addresses Naval Academy grads Nixon warns against isolationism Annapolis Md AP President Nixon told graduating Naval Academy midshipmen today that a new wave of isolationism poses one of the greatest dangers facing America Defending his policy of detente the President said in our era American isolation could easily lead to glodal destruction Nixon said that the United States cannot retreat into isola tion from world responsibilities because he said the alternative to detente is a runaway arms race a return to constant con frontation and a shattering setback to our hopes for building a new structure of peace in the But he cautioned that detente does not mean the United States should become involved in the domestic affairs of other coun tries In clear references to the controversy over emigration of Soviet Jews Nixon said We would not welcome the in tervention of other countries in bur domestic affairs and we cannot expect them to he cooperative when we seek to in tervene directly in theirs Nixon is seeking mostfavored nation trade treatment for toe Soviet Union but Congress is balking in a dispute over Soviet emigration policies toward Jews In prepared remarks for the commencement and com missioning ceremony for 920 Naval Academy graduates Nixon talked also of his trip to the Middle East beginning next week The journey he said will provide an opportunity to ex plore with the leaders of the nations I shall visit ways in Tonight low in mid or up which we can continue our proper 60s Occasional showers gress for permanent peace in and thunderstorms likely to bhat area night and tomorrow High Vice President Gerald R Ford Thursday in upper 70s or low told the Air Force Academys er 80s Friday through Sun 1974 graduating class today day occasional showers and you should understand the atthunderstorms highs in upper titude of the world toward the 80s and lows in 70s United States and take pride in being an American INDEX In his commencement ad Classified dressFord said the Egyptians Comics TV Bridge Syrians and Israelis looked after the October Mideast war not to Russia France or Britain for negotiations but to President Nixon because they know he could get the job Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2629 31 4 47 30 911 30 Brown Flournoy nominated exPOW faces McGovern Houston I Flournoy By the Associated Press California voters will choose between the liberal son of a past governor and a Princeton educated former college government professor when they elect a governor in Novem ber Democrat Edmund G Brown Jr the 36yearold son and namesake of the man defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1966 and Republican Houston I Flournoy won party nominations in Californias primary election Tuesday Voters in the nations most populous state also approveda and farreaching political reform law There were these other elec tion day highlights Liberal Republican Rep Paul N McCloskey of Cali fornia who has colled for the impeachment of President Nixon narrowly defeated con servative Gordon K n a p p McCloskey polled 29371 votes to 28504 for Knapp a margin of 867 votes It was McCloskevs toughest race since he defeated Shirley Temple Black in 1969 South Dakota Republicans nominated former prisoner of war Leo Thorsness to challenge Sen George McGoverns bid for a third term James H Meredith who broke down racial barriers at the University of Mississippi a decade ago was a surprise leader in a fiveway Democratic congressional primary in Mississippi He faces a runoff election June 25 Congressmen seeking re election in the eight states holding primaries Tuesday had little difficulty securing renomination by their parties Many faced no or token opposition on the primary level Flourney 44 now state con troller and a former state legislator the GOP gubernatorial nomination in a landslide victory over Lt Gov Ed Reinecke Flournoy who holds a Ph D from Princeton is considered a moderate Republican Reinecke once considered a favorite suffered a blow April 3 when a Watergate grand jury indicted him on a perjury charge in the ITT case Brown 36 was one of 18 Democrats including San Francisco Mayor Joseph L Alioto and State Assembly Speaker Bob Moretti who sought the Democratic nomina tion He hadbased his campaign on support for Proposition 9 a Watergateinspired initiative that would reform campaign practices The proposition was approved In a special congressional election to fill a vacant seat un til the fall1 elections Democrat John L Burton defeated a field of eight candidates The seat was vacated by Californias senior Republican congressman William S Mailliard named US ambassador to the Organization of American States Burton a state assemblyman and former chairman of the California Democratic party received 146678 votes compared with a combined total of 146641 for his seven opponents He needed a majority to avoid a runoff next month against Republican Thomas Cay lor who finished a distant second In South Dakota Thorsness 42 who spent six years in a North Vietnamprison camp and who holds the Medal of Honor said he did not the war as a major election issue He an nounced his intentions to seek McGoverns seat shortly after returning to the United States last year Edmund G Brown Jr   

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