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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 14th Southern fllinoisan I4015e a Copy 789 Two Seetiontf24 Pages Successor to Carbondale Fret Prcsi Hcrrln Dally Journal Murphysboro IndtptndHl FRIDAY JUNE 14 1974 CarbondaUHerrinMurphyiboro Egypt to get US help Nuclear aid pledged Jidda Saudi Arabia AP President Nixon announced today a program of United States aid to Egypt for the de velopment of nuclear power for peaceful purposes and then he flew to this desert kingdom for the second stop on his Middle Est journey Vixon was embraced by King Faisal as he stepped from his jetliner on arrival from Cairo A moderately large but subdued crowd of Saudi Arabians lined the streets in uncomfortably humid weather with nearly 90 desree temperatures This was the Moslem Sabbath and there was none of the cheering and jubilation that greeted Nixon on his arrival last Wednesday in Cairo and again in Alexandria on Thursday Nixon promised nuclear aid for Egypt in announcing a large scale program that would em brace industrial and agricul tural development for the Arab nation by 1980 It would help bring Egypt into balance with Israel which has had reactors for some time for the development of nuclear power for peaceful purposes The Israeli government said it must closely examine die issue of U S nuclear aid to Egypt before issuing any official reac tion But the Israeli state radio gave the nuclear news as the first item in its bulletins indi cating Israeli concern over the possibility of Egypt developing nuclear weapons After an overnight stay in Alexandria a visit to the Pyra mids and a final conference Nixon and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt appeared to gether at a ceremony in Cairo to announce a joint statement of principles It included agree ments worked out earlier by Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and Sadat No figures were given on the cost of the aid program We should buy Los Angeles AP President Nixon said in a controversial March 21 1973 meeting that we should buy time rather than we can buy time by paying hush money to a Watergate conspirator ac cording to a memorandum quoted by the Los Angeles Times Nixon has said he knew nothing of the Watergate cover up before the meeting with his thencounsel John W Dean III In the edited transcripts of Watergate conversations the White House released in April Nixon is quoted as saying to Dean during that meeting that we can buy time by making a payment to convicted conspirator E Howard Hunt Jr But Nixon has publicly stated that he added But that would be wrong The memo quoted the Times h wever says the tape shows Nixon said we should buy time by making the coverup payment And the memo points out that Hunts blackmail de mand was subsequently paid the same day the Times said The memo one of two pre pared for several Democratic members of the House judiciary Committee by staff attorney William P Dixon dis cusses what it says are discrep ancies between the edited public transcripts and the actual tapes of those conversations The Ju dicairy committee is considering Nixons impeachment The Times which obtained copies of both memos said they LA Times says earlier quote was Incorrect report that various comments by Nixon as contained in the tape support the conclusion that contrary to the Presidents public assertions he was aware of many aspects of the Water gate coverup before the March 21 conversation with Dean Dixon was ordered Thursday by Judiciary chairman Peter W Rodinp DN J not to prepare any more reports The Times said that according to the Dixon memorandum the 21 tapeshows thatNix on knew prior to that date about Discussions pertaining to a containment of the Watergate investigation Discussions between Hunt and former White House aide Charles W Cblson on possible commutation of sentences for the Watergate defendants Attempts to raise money for the Watergate defendants by former White House aide Fred erick C LaRue The use of a Cuban com mittee raised as a for conduit for cash the Watergate defendants by Nixons personal attorney and fundraiser bert W Kalmbach Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist by Hunt operating under the control of former presidential adviser John D Ehrlichman The infiltration of Sen Ed mund S Muskies presidential by a secretary longing to convicted Watergate conspirator G Gordon Liddys group Kalmbach V payment of to an election opponent of Alabama Gov George C Wallace The grand jury investiga tion of former Atty Gen John N Mitchell fugitive financier Robert L Vesco and former Treasury Secretary Maurice H Stans The Dixon report stated that the edited White House tran script of the March 21 conver sation omitted all Nixon com ments that would indicate his awareness of these matters the Times said The Times said Dixon had prepared 14 reports in all for the committee The Times said the last dated Wednesday con cerned FBI documents which indicated Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and White House chief of staff Alexander W Haig Jr requested wiretaps in 1969 on White House staffers and journalists to stop national security leaks One of the memos quoted in the Times Wednesday said that in a March 22 discussin at the White House Nixon ad vised Mitchell to stonewall it Herplead the Fifth Amendment in testimony before the Senate Coal research bills offered LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield Republican and Democratic leaders in the Illinois House and Senate introduced a blitz of en ergyrelated bills Thursday The bill apparently repre sent a pareddown version of Gov Daniel Walkers earlier proposal to appropriate million from bond funds for en ergy projects in the upcoming fiscal year One bill introduced Thursday would make million avail able for energy research proj ects House Speaker W Robert Blair RPark Forest and mi nority leader Clye Choate D Anna said Walker supports their proposals The bipartisan energy pro gram includes an additional million in bonding authority for the Illinois Capital Development Board to permit the develop ment and demonstration of im proved methods of the dis covery production transpor tation sale distribution con version enduse and waste dis posal of coal according to the sponsors There were few specifics available on how the program would work and little indication of how much if any of the million bond authorization would be available for spending in the upcoming fiscal year An ap propriation is necessary before the bond funds can be spent but no appropriation was in cluded with the information re leased Thursday At almost the same time Blair and Choate announced their en ergy proposals Sen Bradley Glass RNorthfield said he was introducing Senate Republican legislation for another million bond program Glass said his million bond program would permit the De partment of Business and Eco nomic Development to raise money to pay for coal research projects by universities re search laboratories and private companies Both parties offer energy legislation It was not clear whether Walker also backs the Senate Republican energy bills Glass introduced Norton Kay Walkers press secretary would say only we are glad to see any support of an energy pro gram Glass also introduced Senate legislation similar to that al ready pending under bipartisan sponsorship in the House to create a 16member joint com mission on energy and fund it with The commission would okay expenditure of bond funds by the Department of Business and Economic Devel opment When Walker announced his budget last March he said he would request an appropriation of million for the upcoming fiscal year from the million Energy Bond Act There was no million appropriation in cluded in the bill package intro duced Thursday indicating that another bill may come along when an amount is agreed upon by Walker and legislative lead ers Walker said in March new energy bond funds would be us ed for such diverse purnoses as improving school facilities buying land for a proposed MetroEast airport if it ap proved and buying land for a federalstate coal gasification or liquefaction project Along with the new capital development bond authorization Choate and Blair introduced an additional million authori zation for the Illinois Industrial Pollution Control Financing Au thority TheIIPCFA provides lowinterest loans to industries for financing pollution control equipment The breakin at the office of i Watergate committee Geseil orders trial for John Ehrlichman Tonight low in upper 60s with showers and thunder storms likely Saturday and Sunday chance of show ers and thunderstorms with high in low or mid 80s Mon day and Tuesday lows in 50s and 60s highs from mid 70s to mid 80s INDEX Classified 1520 Religion 5 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 23 Editorials 4 Family living 6 Records 20 Sports 1314 Washington AP U S District Judge Gerhard A Geseil today ordered former White House aide John D Ehr lichman to stand trial along with ojher defendants in the plumbers case and set a new trial date of June 26 After nearly three weeks of struggle with the White House over the issue of executive privilege Geseil said President Nixon has allowed sufficient access to White House files for Ehrlichmans trial to go for ward Geseil said he had wanted to make sure Ehrlichman would have access to specific files left behind in the White House which might aid his case That has taken place Ge seil said Ehrlichman and three other defendants originally were scheduled to go on trial Monday in connection with the 1971 beakin at the office of Dr Lewis Fielding a Beverly Hills Calif psychiatrist who treated Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg But earlier this week GeselJ said he would sever Ehrlich mans case from that of the other three defendants r Late inning relief When time comes to go in as a relief batter the game cannot be held up as this unidentified young Little Lea Marion inmate stabbed A Marion federal penitentiary inmate who received multiple stab wounds inflicted by another inmate today was reported in serious condition Warden Ralph L Aaron said Ancil Clyde Odom Jr was stabbed in the neck chest and arm by another inmate in a corridor at the penitentiary about pm Thursday the warden said Odom is in Doctors Hospital in Carbondale Aaron said his condition is serious but stable with a good chance for re covery So far we are unaware of the motive Aaron said The Federal Bureau of In vestigation is conducting an in vestigation Authorities would not disclose any suspects in the stabbing Odom 28 of Jacksonville Fla is serving a life sentence for murder and a i5year sen tence for bank robbery Coal research bonds guer in Indianapolis Ind can at halfmast he was retrieved testify With his batting heby a teammate He struck met ready to go but his pants out APWirephoto Blair is optimistic on disclosure bills Choate Big boost for area Springfield AP Illinois House Speaker W Robert Blair says he is confident that the differences in campaign disclosure bills approved in the House andSenate can be worked put The House and Senate each approved bills Thursday re quiring political candidates to disclose campaign contributions and spending The most significant differ ences in the measures was that the House bill would require candidates to disclose contribu tions and spending of or more while the limit in the Sen ate bill is The Senate sponsor John Roe RRochelle said the limit significantly weakens Hie House measure Blair told of Roes statement said the legislative process in volves some give and take and ttiat no one person should be able to dictate what will be enacted We felt that we had to raise the limit or lose votes here in the House said Blair who sponsored the House disclosure bill with Rep Philip Collins R Calumet City The speaker said there will not be a repeat this year of the last years situation in which both the House and Senate ap proved campaign disclosure bills but failed to act on a measure which had cleared the opposite chamber The measures require that political candidates and com mittees set up on their behalf keep detailed records of con tributions and expenses Both measures prohibit anonymous contributions and require that if a donor cannot be identified the mpney goes to the state House unit orders start on Waterloo airport By Robert Goodrich LindsaySchaub News Service US Department of Transpor tation officials today said cur rent St Louis airport studies will be completed despite a di rective from the US House Ap propriations Committee to start building a major new airport in Southwestern Illinois We plan to continue those studies said James Costantino executive assistant to Undersec retary of Transportation John W Barnum Its our understanding that what the committee was refer ring to was other studies be yond those Hie House committees direc tive in a report accompanying an appropriations bill for the Department of Transportation noted that 25 studies have been done already and said the de partment seems to be building delay upon delay The committee feels this matter has been studied enough and directs the department to begin construction of the air port the statement concluded The two studies not complet ed are a 90day update of area aviation needs and a sixmonth master planning study at Lam bert St Louis International Air port The master plan study is to be completed about Jan 1 Asked whether a decision on the new airport will be made about that time Costantino said I would expect that would be correct Asked what the departments reaction would be to the House committees directive Costan tino said certainly we would take that into consideration but added that it is thought the committee was not asking for immediate action but didnt want us after studies were completed to do more studies I believe the secretary Transportation Secretary Claude S Brinegar agrees with that he added Robert Beasley intermodal coordinator for the department said I can only speculate as to how Mr Brinegar would re spond but certainly he would want to go on with what hes got started Brinegar could not be reach ed An application by the St Louis Metropolitan Area Airport Au thority for approval of an18650 acre site northeast of Waterloo in St Clair and Monroe counties for the proposed airport has been before federal officials al most 2 years The House Appropriations Committee has 55 members Ap proval of the directive to start construction on the new airport was by a vote of 18 to 8 after a motion by Rep Bill D Burli son DCape Girardeau Mo to strike the language was defeat ed Although the appropriations committees statement is not part of the committees annual appropriation for the Depart ment of Transportation and therefore does not have the force of law it was described as pretty strong language by Rep Melvin Price DEast St Louis Price is not a member of the appropriations committee but his office worked closely with Rep Sidney A Yates D Chicago who sponsored the measure Its not in the appropria tions bill said Price The department would not be com pelled to follow that sugges tion He declined to speculate on what action the Department of Transportation will take saying he has seen few similar instanc es It depends on the circum stances he said Such direc tives have not always been followed By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan New legislation which would authorize the state to issue a total of million in bonds for coal research could mean a tremendous boost for the economy of Southern Illi nois Rep Clyde Choate D Anna said today Choate who as Democratic leader of the Illinois Hoiuse is one of the chief sponsors of the bipartisan General As sembly leadership bill said the legislation was introduced so late in the session because of the fact that we had reach ed no bipartisan agreement up to this point Some other area legislators expressed some skepticism about the plan Most were not yet acquainted with de tails of the legislation which would allow million in industrial pollution bonds and million in capital develop ment bonds to be issued Choate declined comment at this time on how the bonds would be paid off as he had no documents with him de tailing the procedure he said Southern Illinois could bene fit because of the large depos its of coal the number of utilities already in the area and the increased interest in active coal research due to the socalled energy crisis Choate said Rep C L McCormick R Vienna endorsed the legisla tion All I can tell you is Im going to vote for it McCor mick said Theres no ques tion but what its necessary He described it as a massive program that would be a step in the right direction for the state Another Republican Rep Norbert Springer of Chester said he is strongly in favor of the concept though he did not want to comment on the specific legislation until he has had a chance to study it I think we should utilize environmental money for coal research he said since pro jects such as coal gasification Some area legislators are skeptical would allow highsulfur South ern Illinois coal to be used without polluting the atmo sphere However he expressed some anxiety about the use of million in capital de velopment bonds saying he would want to be sure that we are not increasing the bonds too readily at the cost of other institutions such as schools which are financed by capital development bonds One area Democrat says he is gunshy of bonding pro grams because of the failure of past bonding issues such as freeway bonds to produce definite results I am not in the mood to buy a pig in the poke on this forthcoming issue Rep James Holloway DSparta said I dont want people talking in a lot of platitudes about what they want to do or hope to do I want to know what they are going to do Hollo way said he ha been in Springfield five days this week froir am to after 10 each night I have not seen it I have heard nothing of it and I know nothing about it he said of the legislation An active proponent of the use of Southern Illinois coal Rep Richard O Hart DBen ton declined to comment on the legislation at this time He said he is studying the legislation and will express an opinion next week However Hart criticized the administration and leadership for bringing the bills forth so late in the session He was expecting major legisla tion to be introduced after the statewide coal conference in Chicago several months ago he said   

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