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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 6, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 IH PUBLICATION OFFICE Cwfaondale Murphytbero Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Velumt a Copy Two to Hwrln Ditty JCMTMI Murotiysbore THURSDAY JUNE 1974 Nixon unindicted coconspirator Washington AP A federal grand jury voted earlier this year to name Presi dent Nixon as an unindicted co conspirator in the Watergate coverup presidential lawyer James D St Clair said to day St Clair told newsmen that he was informed of the grand jurys action three or four weeks ago by Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski Asked what the Presidents reaction was St Clair said his view of course is that they just dont have all the evidence I think he felt it was quite inap propriate He was confident that the true facts would come but in time and that he would be exonerated Unindicted coconspirators are not charged and cannot be pro secuted under the indictment in Grand jury voted to name President in coverup which they are voted unanimously to in 1 The same grand jury the President among the indictments March 1 coconspirators in the seven former Nixon The Washington Post ministration and said it had confirmed the aides for allegedly conspiring story from three separate block the invest gation of reported the grand jury Watergate was 19 to 0 with four The grand jury also absent US District Judge John newspapers said the Sirica a sealed report and first wanted to include satchel filled with evidence among the defendants in had accumulated on case but decided against in Presidents alleged role him because of legal over whether an in The Los Angeles president could be in reported today that the The Post said Jaworski Charged with murder Marion man 20 held in death of girl 13 By 0 R Walley Of The Southern Illinoisan Charges of murder rape and concealinga homicidal death were filed today against John William Bilyew 20 Mar ion in the death of 13yearold Frances Buckner The nude body of the Creal Springs girl was found at pm Tuesday dumped in the street in the 500 block of Mar ion street A rock was thrown through the window of Essie Byrn 514 EMarion St ta attract attention to it Williamson County States Atty Robert Howerton said today Bilyew is charged with raping the girl and then man ually strangling her Bilyew was arrested about pm Wednesday at the home of Roy and Caroline Cox of 107 N Lillian St in Marion Mrs Cox is Bilyews grandmother Bilyew offered no resistance Arresting officers were Mar ion Police Chief L B Hunter Marion Investigator Roger Rich William Henshaw an investigator for the sheriffs office and Roland Brown in vestigator for tbfi states at torneys office Howerton said the girls doting was a portion of the investigation that led to the ar est He said there were marks of the strangulation on the girl Officials Wednesday said there were no marks so as not to alarm the people Howerton said John William Bilyew She was a shy friendly girl Story on page 3 The girl was last seen Satur day afternoon She and her father Robert Buckner of 1000 Public Square Marion were walking to Smalls Market at 1005 E Main St to buy milk Buckner who suffers from emphysema and a bad back said he had to stop to rest and the girl proceeded on to the store alone He said he saw Frances walk to within about a half Sugar controls killed The House has killed the 40 yearold federal sugar program but opponents and supporters disagree over what effect the action will have on retail sugar prices The bills chief supporter Rep W R Poage DTex said RAIN Wednesdays 209175 vote will cause sugar prices to more than double block of the store Bilyews home is at the rear of a lot in the 600 block of Main street and about one block north of the street where the body was found Bilyew formerly a cook at The UptowrierRestaurant liv ed alone He has a rabbit hutch outside his home The girl reportedly liked rabbits An uncle of the girl worked as a mechanic at KarrBarn field Motors which was for merly locatedon the north side of the street from Bil yews home Howerton declined to com ment on evidence and facts of the investigation because he will call a grand jury Fri day and present the case for indictment He said Bilyew will bejried within 120 days Howerton said about 20 of ficers worked night and day in the investigation and he commended their work and the quick arrest He would not comment on whether Bilyew has admitted or denied the charges or whe ther Bilyew also was the per son placing thebody on the street He did say no other person is involved in the charges Howerton declined to com ment on previous charges against Bilyew Howerton said today he will recommend no bail for Bilyew at a preliminary hearing ex pected this afternoon Bilyew is held in the county jail Israel Syria exchange last POWs advised the grand jury that such an indictment would be legally questionable St Clair said Hie grand jurys action has no legal effect it wouldnt be the first time a grand jury was wrong he said St Clair made his comments as he entered a closed session of the House Judiciary Com mittees impeachment inquiry where probers say a key tape in the milkfund affair is in complete and inconclusive The recording is of President Nixon ordering an increase in federal milk price supports in 1971 Several members of the committee say it neither proves nor disproves whether the President was influenced by a promise of million in cam paign donations from dairy cooperatives They also say the recording ends abruptly with an exchange between Nixon and then Treasury Secretary John B Connally According to Charles B DNY Connalty said Id like to talk to you for a couple of minutes on another matter Nixon replied Sit down and the tape recording ended Range said The recording was furnished voluntarily by the White Bouse several months ago before it began resisting requests for subpoenas for additional recordings White House lawyers have said that in such tapes it gave up only portions relevant to Watergate The committee devoted the full day Wednesday to reviewing evidence in the milk fund affair Today it was scheduled to review White House i wiretapping of newsmen and a plan that Nixon ap proved to gather domestic intelligence through burglary and surveillance of mail and activities of the White House plumbers unit that broke into the office of Daniel EUsbergs psychiatrist End of school Benjamin a ihigl the last day of school in Car grade Carbondale studertt bontiale Most schools m ves the books out of her throughout Southern Illinois desk to prepare it far a new are ending this week Tanya occupant next year This is 8 is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Albert Benjamin of Manor Photo by EdGreer i is slain Omaha AP A shotgunwielding exconvict killed a policeman and wounded eight other officers and two civilians before he emerged from a flaming rooming house and was shot to death early to day police sadd Police Chief Richard Andersen said Elza Carr Jr 33 had held police at bay with an automatic shotgun for more than fiur hours before he out of a flaming tear gasfilled rooming on Omahas Near North Side The chief said Carr was firing the weanon at officers as he onened a door on ftp porch Police returned the fire and Carr was killed in the exchange he said Anderson said Patrolman Paul Nields about 26 died at a hospital of a head wound suf fered at about am when he entered the house as police urged the sniper to surrender der Authorities said Nields mar ried and the fattier of two was among officers who launched tear gas about hours after Can had fired from upstairs in the twostory frame struc ture Flames engulfed the house in late stages of the incident ap parently when tear gas ignited Three other persons inside the house when the shootine started managed to escape without in jury Anderson said pellets from the mans weapon had hit eight other officers a man who had been visiting Carr and a bystander Anderson said Carr had been convicted of burglary and auto theft charges and newspaper files showed he was in the Nebraska Penal Complex in 1972 Judge drops suit urges new bylaws Legislation would allow 9i inferesf State may raise mortgage Springfield AP The interest on home mortgages would jump from 8 per cent to per cent under legislation passed by the Illinois House But a sponsor says he doubts Gov Daniel Walker willapprove the full increase which would take effect July 1 for one year Rep Gilbert Deavers R Bloomington said he expects Walker to reduce the maximum rate to no more than 9 per cent if the bill is approved by the Senate Ill be satisfied with that Deavers said The House voted 10836 Wednesday to approve the rate hike despite claims that higher rates would follow and middle Tonight 70 per cent chance of rain with low in lower 70s or upper 60s Friday showers or thunderstorms likely highs in lower or middle 80s However a leading opponent By the Associated Press income persons would be Rep Peter Peyser RNY Israel and Syria exchanged discouraged from buying homes said the bill would have thedr last POWs from the Ocat the 9V2 per cent rate significantly raised the price to tober war today and Red Cross Whos going to benefit if we consumers planes flew them home from Tel raise the usury rates Aviv and Damascus the working man its not people Israeli soldiers released 367 like you and me Its the finan Syrians 10 Iraqis and five ciers the big money Index Moroccans captured on the managers said Rep Thomas Golan Heights from their prison Hanahan 1721 camp before dawn and loaded them on a Swissair jumbo 23 jetliner and a United Nations 4 Fokker Friendship for the hour 67 long flight to Syria 21 As the planes left Israel a 1315 third Red Cross flight departed 21 from Damascus with 56 smiling Israeli POWs aboard Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map DMcHenry chief abor spokesman louse But the Democratic Minority Leader Rep Clyde Choate of Anna said the current 8 per cent interest ceiling was drying upthe money market and forc ing lenders to go elsewhere to nvest their money The higher interest ceiling would be in effect from July 1 until June 301975 if the Senate and Walker approve it The legislation prohibits leaders from assessing penalties for early repayment of loans and sponsors say it will mean lenders will be able to provide loans with lower down payments A group representing banks savings arid loan associations and the building industry con verged on the Capitol to lobby for the interest rate hike shortly before it was introduced as an amendment to a bill dealing with farm loans The interest rate hike was tacked onto a bin the Senate had passed earlier If the Senate agrees with the House amend in theiment the bill will go overnor In other action Wed nesday The House one of several ch ange the rejected 5360 proposals to R Transportation Authority in metropolitan Chicago The Bill would have lowered the max imum allowable gas tax charge from 5 per cent to 2 per cent Legislation boosting from to the state grant to the families of policemen or firemen killed on the job won House approval The measure was sent to the Senate The Seriate Executive Committeee rejected legislation creating a consumer advocate office1 The Walker administra tion appointed a consumer ad vocate last fall and was asking for a state law to create a permanent office Nicholas Ciaccdo a former assistant to the late Secretary of State Paul Powell has been given a vote of confidence by the Senate Executive Com mittee In an emotional and often tearful session Wednesday senator after senator offered testimonials to Ciaccios hones ty loyalty and devotion to state service as the executive director of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Laws Commission Springfield report The Senate approved the Walker administrations con troversial billion fiscal 1975 public aid appropriation A Republicanbacked amendment to give the legislature control T r ansportation Department spending cleared the Senate Appropriations Committee on a partyline vote Transportation officials and committee Democrats strongly opposed the move Stories on page 10 A writ of mandamus against former Jackson County Clerk Delmar Ward was dismissed in circuit court in Murphysboro this morning along with some recommendations for bylaw changes to clarify any similar problem for the future Judge Peyton Kunce granted a motion tr dismiss the writ based on time elements which made the remedy sought in the writ ofmandamus a useless act of the court The writ had been sought by JNoel Stallings of Carbnndale a member of the Jackson County Board It asked the court to require Ward to call a special meeting of the board for May 29 in response to a request sisned by six board members The judge said members of the county board waived any legal right to object to the May 31 special meeting by attending the May 31 meeting and voting on a new county clerk I cant direct the county board for the future but I would recommend the board check its bylaws to clarify this problem for the future Kunce said The board should make dfr finite provisions for handling two special meeting calls for similar issues and a time stamp in the clerks office would help set a time preference for spe cial meeting calls he said Jaworski says coverup began early Hand quicker fhan the eye cashier hard way Pittsfield AP Two sleightofhand artists walked in the Farmers State Bank with and walked out with more than before the bank realized it had been swindled officials said to day They kind of wheedled us out of some money said Earl Grigsby executive vice presi dent of the bank in rural western Illinois I wasnt here at the time Good thing too They might have done worse Grigsby said two men entered the bank Wednesday with a stack of small bills they wanted exchanged for larger bills They me small ones and they messed around with them on the counter They didnt like this and they didnt like that and before you know they were gone approached Earl assistant cashier Graham who has than 26 years I dont even think he knows what happened said Grigsby They wanted big bills for some with some of our money They were smooth theyre artists Grigsby said Sheriff Charles Cheek of Pike County said the men were gone before Graham realized what happened and could get ft description of their vehicle Washington AP Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski says the Watergate coverup by former members of President Nixons inner Circle began almost from the moment the original breakin at Democratic National Committee headouarters was discovered The prosecutor said Wednes day tha John D Ehrlichman and John N Mitchell not only falsely withheld their knowledge of the breakin from government investigators but also made use of that superior knowledge in performing variouscriminal actions designed to frustrate the investigation In legal briefs filed with US District Judge John J Sirica Jaworski said that while former White House domestic adviser Ehrlichman and former Atty Gen Mitchell werefully aware of the details of thebreakin tHey told FBI agents all they knew came from the newspapers Mitchell was interviewed by the FBI July 5 1972 18 days after the breakin Ehrlichman talked to agents July 21 The government is prepared to prove that at the time of their respective FBI interviews each defendant had e x t e ri s i v e knowledge of the facts surroun ding the Watergate breakin knowledge which far exceeded that of theinvestigators themselves Jaworski said He filed the briefs in preparation for the Sept fttrial of Mitchell Ehrlichman and four others accused in the cover up Among other accusations Mitchell and Ehrlichman are charged with lying to the FBI agents who interviewed them Both say the law under which they were charged with lying does tot cover investigations like the one into the original Watergate breakin In his brief Jaworski argued that while there are a few cases in which lying to FBI agents has proven to be a nonconvictable offense this is not one of them Instead he said the course of the investigation provides an unfortunate example of the way the Justice Departments job canbe perverted by the submission of false information to its investigators Sirica has scheduled hearings next week on various requests from the defendants who are t seeking dismissal of the charges a different trial loca tion and access to all evidence gathered by Jaworskis staff In another matter Wednesday tiie Presidents two brothers F Donald and Edward Nixon ap peared before staff investigators of the Senate Watergate Com mittee Sen Herman E Talmadge D Gsff said the brothers declined to answer some questions put to them and failed to appear at a second session An attorney for the brothers Elmer Stone said they were in full compliance with the com mittees subpoena to testify in connection with an investigation of money given by billionaire Howard Hughes to C B Bebe Rebozo the Presidents close friend
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