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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysbore Htrrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N ttth Velumt Copy 4 Stations Tab Dlihoisan Succesfor to Carboridaft Fret Htrrtn Dally Journsl Murctiysborn liulnmndirt WEDNESDAY JUNE 121974 010175 IN HOME OFFIC2 LINQSA PO BOX 789 DECATUR IU 62625 CarbondalaHerrinMurphysboro Candidates may be ineligible ho ethics statements At least 18 county office can didates in Franklin Randolph and Williamson County may be ineligible for the Nov 5 election because they failed to file statements of economic interest by April 30 The State Board of Elections ruled Friday that 500 state and local candidates would not be eligible for failure to file the statements State law requires candi dates to file the statements with their nominating peti tions Those who are running for office this year did that last December Apparently the law requires a new statement to be filed in 1974 before April 30 even if one was filed in December This is what has jeopardized many of the candidates Theodore J Lorek candi date for resident circuit judge in Pope County may also no longer be a candidate The Secretary of States office said today thai Lorek was late in filing his form Loreks form was filed June 6 long after the deadline Numerous court challenges are expected and some legis lative remedies are also ex pected to be introduced Here is the situation in the sixcounty area covered by the Southern Illinoisan The entire Republican slate of Franklin County candidates would be wiped out James Pritchard Republi can candidate for sheriff Walter Reed Republican can didate for county clerk and Clarence Hogan Republican candidate for county treasur er all would be ineligible be cause they filed their state ments in December along with their nominating petitions Ralph Williams the Demo cratic candidate for sheriff also would be ineligible under the ruling He also filed in December If the boards ruling stands and the candidates are ineligi ble Hogan said Either the Republicans wont have any candidates at all or well have to go ahead and appoint new ones But Bob Hiller Franklin clerk said These people will be on the ballot Nov 5 The only way they wont be is if I get B direct court order telling me to take them off Hiller was in Springfield Tuesday to give the Board of Elections the candidates names Only two Randolph County candidates signed the required ethics statement this year They are incumbent County Clerk Oscar Mennerich R Chester and Clarence Wai lace RSparta candidate for county commissioner Mennerich said all the can didates filed ethics statements in December and probably did not realize they had to file in 1974 before April 30 Im sure all of the candi dates would have been willing to sign the ethics statements he said Not filing were Charles Ber nasek DChester county clerk incumbent Ralph Bollinger R Ellis Grove and Ardell Cur rat DModoc sheriff Waldo McDonald DGhester and Jack Asbury RSparta super intendent of an educational service region incumbent Frank Maybell DSparta and Thurlow D Webb RChester treasurer and incumbent Ruth Glister DChester coun ty commissioner The lawmakes no provision for notifying the candidates of their obligation to sign the ethics statements Mennerich said In Williamson County Demo cratic candidates affected are Allen Cobb for treasurer Charles E Harris for county clerk and Leslie McCollum for school superintendent Republicans affected are Arvel Phillips for treasurer Gene Simmons for commis sioner and Guy Peterson for school superintendent No candidate in Union Coun Motorcade passes throngs in Cairo Egyptian crowd greets Nixon Cairo AP Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians gave President Nixon a wildly enthusiastic welcome on his arrival here today to start a tour of the Middle East He is the first American president to visit the country since Franklin D Roosevelt came in 1943 for wartime con ferences Nixon arrived from Austria in the broiling 90degree heat at the Cairo airport and was greeted warmly there by Presi dent Anwar Sadat his host for the next two days The two presidents then went by motorcade to the city stan ding side by side in Sadats open limousine The motorcade passed large crowds lining the roads chan ting Nixon Nixon Sadat Sadat As the motorcade moved along the crowds grew in size Some of the signs they waved read God bless Nixon and Nixon peacemaker White House press secretary Ronald L Ziegler told newsmen later that Egyptian security of ficials estimated the crowd at at least two million However US officials said the figure was in the hundreds of thousands in their estima tion After a drive of nearly an hour Nixon and Sadat arrived at the Kubbah Palace where the US chief executive will stay In a brief ceremony the two presidents exchanged remarks Sadat reading his called Nixon one of the great men and prais ed his leadership in the world Committee to get wiretapping files c Washington StarNews The Justice Department is now prepared to reverse itself and turn over to the Senate Relations Committee documents and memoranda relating to the panels forthcoming review of Secretary of State Henry A Kissingers role in controversial wiretaps the StarNews has learned The committee has sought the documentation since February Kissingers emotional threat Tuesday to resign unless some responsible forum clears him of allegations of lying about the wiretaps apparently has cleared the wayior a decision to provide the Justice Department wiretap files to the committee iChairman j William Fulbright DArk told newsmen Tuesday We have repeatedly requested the documents yolved from the Justice Department and we will renew the request The documents pertain to the authorization of 17 national security wiretaps between 1969 and 1971 and include various memos between the White House and the Justice Depart ment along with copies of the actual orders for the wiretaps FulbrigM said the committee has never actually abandoned its review of the socalled na tional security wiretaps but has been stymied by a lack of cooperation from the Justice Department There were also strong in dications today that Atty Gen William B Saxbewill make an appearance Before the com mittee in closed session this week perhaps bringing the controversial documents with him A committee source said he would not exclude a Saxbe appearance Jack Hushen a justice department spokesman acknowledged today that certain documents relating to the wiretaps have already been turned over to the House Judiciary Committee for use under carefully controlled conditions Obviously we will take a look at any request that comes in from the Senate committee Hushen said He noted that Saxbe is a former member of the Senate who might be inclin ed to reach an accord that could result in giving the committee the documents it needs for the review of Kissingers role in the wiretaps Citing two of the documents in possession of the Judiciary Committee both memos written by thenFBI Director J Edgar Hoover the Boston Globe said today that they ap parently contradict Kissingers claim that he never directly authorized wiretaps on high government officials The memos quoted by the newspaper indicate that Hoover was told by Brig Gen Alex ander M Haig Jr then a staff assistant to Kissinger that Kissinger had asked for a telephone surveillance be placed as soon as possi ble Both memos cited by the newspaper were written by Hoover on May 131970 to then Atty Gen John N Mitchell askingfor approval to place the wiretaps When the memos were turned over to the Judiciary Committee it was agreed that the individuals would not be identified except for the letter designations L and K The memos were reported to be identical except for the subject selectedfor tapping There s my name More than 4000 names ap peared in the 100th year com mencement program lor Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Ellen Libeth Lepp who received a bachelor of science degree in radiotele vision scans over the pro gram during graduation cere monies Tuesday More than 9000 persons turned out to watch the afternoon activities Another large crowd witness ed an evening ceremony In the SIU Arena Besides awarding undergraduate graduate and doctoral de grees university off c i a I s awarded the first special Uni versity Studies bachelors de grees The degrees offer a general education without a speciality in a recognized de partment The first three per sons to be awarded the de grees were James Barnard of Decatur James Dollenmai er of Libertyville and Mich ael Fabbiano of Chicago Sev eral SIUC faculty members also were recognized Tuesday longtime service to the university Receiving special recognition for 35 years of service were Dorothy Davies Willis Malone and William Marberry Photo by Tom Porter Kissinger or Haig sought tapesFBI New York Times News Service And Associated Press Washington Some of the original re quests for wiretaps placed on 17 government officials and iiewsmen came from Henry A Kissinger or Gen Alexander M Haig Jr according to a sum mary of an inquiry last year by the Federal Bureau of Investigation The FBI investigation ordered by William D Ruckelshaus then the bureaus acting director lasted for six days and included confidential interviews with more than 40 persons who had been involved in the highly sensitive wiretap program from its inception in May 1969 until it was ended in February 1971 The 15page summary a copy of which has been obtained by the New York Times says that the specific requests iden tified as coming from either Kissinger then President Nix ons National Security Adviser or Haig then Kissingers depu ty were for the installation of wiretapson individuals and not simply for a general FBI in vestigationof a particular of ficial or newsman Rep Joshua Eilberg DPa a member of the House Judiciary Committee said Tuesday that information obtained by the panel in its impeachment in quiry showed that Dr Kiss inger did participate in the in itiation of some of those I say to you flatly Eilberg continued that was what was presented to us v Eilberg declined to say what materials before the committee constituted the proof cagainst Kissinger However the com mittee has results of an FBI in quiry into the wiretaps Another member of the Judiciary Committee Rep Charles Wiggins disagreed with Eilberg If can not share my colleagues cer tainty as to the evidence Gesell Will order files be released by President ty is affected according to the County Clerks Office Jackson County Clerk office personnel had found no delin quencies today in checking candidate rosters against eth ics forms lists filed in their office Jackson County Clerk Rob ert Harrell said the check of all candidates in the county should be completed by Thurs day Perry County Clerk Winton said all candidates in his county signed the ethics statements Board padding charged By Paul Ingrassia LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield Republican concern that Gov Daniel Walker has appointed too many Democrats to the new State Board of Education surfaced repeatedly today in a confirmation hearing before the Senate Executive Com mittee The committee took testimony from only four of the 17 nominees and is scheduled to hear from the others Thurs day Committee Republicans ques tioned each the four on their party affiliation Two of the four were questioned repeatedly One was Adrienne V Bailey of Chicago Republicans were concerned that she was a Democrat but had not been counted as one of the Democratic appointees of whom by law there can be no more than nine Miss Bailey told the com mittee The last time I registered as a Democrat I would consider myself a Democrat As Miss Bailey was leaving the stand Sen Frank Ozinga R Evergreen Park committee chairman told her I apologize to you for the political questions As you know this board was set up to be absolutely nonpolitical We are trying to keep it that way We have implored the governor to take a second look because we feel there is an im balance here Henry I Green of Champaign also was questioned repeatedly about his party affiliation In addition to Miss Bailey and Green the committee heard from Jack Witkowsky and Macedier C de Freitas Goodwin both of Chicago No votes on the nominees taken to day SUNNY Washington AP A federal judge says he will issue an order designed to force President Nixon to permit John D Ehrlichman full access to White House files for his defense in the plumbers case It was not known what action U S District Judge Gerhard Gesell might take but he has said he is willing to move under federal contempt statutes Gesell Tuesday delayed Ehrlichmans trial in the case while going ahead with the pro secution of three others still ac cused in the 1971 VeSVin at the office of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist Ehrlichman faces other federal charges along with six others in a courtroom just down the hall from Gesells Andrew Hall one of EhrliehmanVlawyers indicated Tuesday that the same strategy used in the plumber case would be tried before US District Judge JohnJ Sirica who is hearing the coverup case Hall said that unless Ehrlichman is given full access to a number of documents left behind in the White House there is a denial of due process Sirica indicated however he may not be as convinced as Judge Gesell that access to the White House files is so vital to a fair trial What are you going to do about it if Nixon refuses defense Sirica asked Hall Suggesting that Hall send a subpoena to the White House for the same notes Ehrlichman is seeking in the plumbers case Sirica said Maybe 1 have a different idea on this matter than my good friend Judge Gesell Tonight failand continued cool with low in 50s Thurs day mostly sunny high in lower 80s Friday through Sun day chance of occasional showers with highs in upper 80s to lower 90s and lows in lower 60s to lower 70s INDEX Classified 2528 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 31 Editorials 4 Family living 67 Records 2829 Sports 911 Weather details map 29 hostage dead New York AP A 5yearold girl was yanked to safety today from the Queens housing project apartment where she had been held hostage with her father since late Mon day Her father was found dead his chest punctured by a bullet The gunman had allowed her to open the apartment door to set in the hall by a special police hostageteam and had kept a revolvertrained on Frank A Jr handed her acup of hotoof fee for thegunman Then wife one hand he offered a glass of a soft drink As she reached for it he grabbed her withthe other hand and left the former convict and mental patient without a hostage He looked a little shocked as though he realized his shield was gone said Capt Daniel L St John Sveeral hundred neighbors i cheered as thegirl was taken to an ambulance She appeared to be unharmed In bulletproof vests and car rying rifles and shotguns the police said they told the gun man Floyd Steele 56 to take it easy With 4 shotgun trained on him Steele surrendered A police psychologist Dr Harry Schlossberg said he police used the technique of betitending the gunman offering alternative SMsjjf and offering to helphim hjmjknow we wanted todo could to help him Sehl6ssberg said A route to the building to the body of Fred Kinsler 34 whose motionless form had been spotted on the floor since Tuesr day Through holes drilled in apartment walls police said they had also seen Steele holding the girl on his lap a gun to her head The drama ended shortly after 9 am The gunman had twice pro mised to release the girl earlier today Dorothy Cunningham a woman the child calls grandmother w en t to the apartment at 7 am and vainly tried to negotiate with the slight whitehaired man The girls mother escaped shortly after the gunman who had been living with them took the three hostage in their apartment in the lowincome project following an argu ment Benton event Pasters arrest mars volleyball marathon The Benton volleyball mara thon was marred Tuesday night by the arrest of the Rev J Lloyd Tomer pastor of the First Church of God The Rev Mr Tomer was arrested by Benton police on a charge of no valid registra tion when he moved a truck belonging to Ricky Nix of Ben ton The truck had been park ed in a no parking zone Ben ton policeman William Lamp ley said The Rev Mr Tomer was released on his own rec ognizance A small disturbance was re ported in connection with the incident Lampley said but the situation did not get out of hand Through 11 rainstorms plus 26 tons of lime to keep the mud down and 36 bales of straw the volleyball marathon goes on And the world record finally will be broken at pm Thursday when the teams rep resenting Benton High School and the First Church of God will have played for 10 days and five minutes The Rev Jim Clark of the First Church of God said teams in Casper Wyo and Petersburg 111 have stopped playing volleyball leaving the Benton teams with a clear shot at the title The Casper game went for 225 hours and the Petersburg game went fcr 240 hours four minutes   

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