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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th So Volume a Copy 5 Sections Comics Family Weekly TV T ern Illinoisan Successor to Carbondale Free Press frtrrln Dally Journal Wlurphvsboro IndeoencKrt SUNDAY JUNE 16 1974 CarbondaleHerrinMurphyiboro By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan Mary Ann Henken of Alma was washing dishes at the Kinmundy truck stop she co owns with her husband and brotherinJaw early Saturday when a startling realization popped into her mind Kidnaped newspaer heiress Patricia Hearst was sitting in her restaurani sipping coffee and eating apple pie But before Mrs Hen ken could make a positive identification the woman slipped back inside her car And before Mrs Henken could notify police the woman and a lone male companion were back on the road Was the woman Miss Hearst By late Saturday af Was it Patty Hearst sipping coffee eating pie ternoon Mrs Henken was not sure I cant really say it was her But she said the woman she glimpsed momen tarily in her restaurant look ed so identical to the kid naped newspaper heiress Sheriffs deputies learned of the incident about 3 am when they stopped at theiruck stop as they regularly do for coffee State police were alerted and cars were posted along Interstate 57 at Marion and Cairo but no car fitting the description provided by Mrs Henken was spotted Maion County sheriffs de puties made a sweep of motels in the Kinmundy area but could not find the woman and her companion The Federal Bureau of In vestigation spent Saturday questioning witnesses by tele phone according to Mrs Hen ken and an agent was to arrive from Centralia late Sat urday to question the witness es in person Mrs Henken gave this count Mrs Henken was standing in the kitchen at the H H truck stop washing dishes and noticed the truck stops waitress Bobbie Hollowell talking to a young woman in the restaurant I didnt study her closely and I turned around to get back to the dishes she said All of a sudden it was dawn ed on been follow ing this on the TV she Kinmundy truck stop owner says she may have seen heiress just resembled the girl Id say she was 54 or 55 with long brown should erlength hair parted hi the middle and curled around her face The woman Mrs Henken said was wearing blue jeans and an army fatigue jacket with an insignia Mrs Henken said she could not tell what the insignia was but Mrs Hollowell later told her it was a star After realizing who the wo man might be Mrs Henken spun around to study her but she was gone before I couid look By the time I got oui side the girl was out in the car After talking with Mrs Hol lowell Mrs Henken went out side to a spot off from the main gasoline pumps where attendant Rick West was fixing the womans car The woman andher male com panion had stopped at the truck to have a broken fan belt repaired The womans companion was short with long hair that was curly and stood out Mrs Henken said He was a darkcomplexioned guy with a full beard She said she could not identify him as William Harris as alleged member of the terrorist group that kidnapped Miss Hearst The couple said they were on their way to Kentucky for a short vacation and they asked where they could find a cheap motel Mrs Henken said She advis ed them to stop in Salem just south of Kinmundy off Interstate 57 Mrs Henken said she saw no guns on die couple or in their car They just looked like regular hippietype peo ple she said Sometime after 2 am West finished repairing the car and the couple left the truck stop Mrs Henken said she thinks they were driving south on 157 None of the truck stops employes paid any attention to teh license plate she said Marion county sheriffs de puties who originally inves tigated the incident do not consider Mrs Henkens story a prank according 1o Deputy Charles Claybourn He said police have often used the truck stop as an observation post and the owners and em ployes there are pretty sharp and reliable Miss Hearst was kidnapped Feb 4 in California by a re volutionary group describing itself as the Symbionese Li beration Army She is the daughter of wealthy news paper publisher Randolph Hearst Since the kidnapping most SLA members have been kill ed in a shootout with police in Los Angeles But Miss Hearst who is presumed to have joined forces with the SLA and Harris and his wife Emily are still being sought Smiling Syrians greet Nixon c1 New York Times Damascus Syria President Nixon was given a large friendly welcome here Saturday and for the first time since the Arab Israeli war of 1967 the American flag flew in this ancient capital of Syria Thousands of smiling curious but mostly silent Syrians jam med the streets balconies and housetops to see Nixon who rode in an open car with Presi dent Hafez Assad The official welcome was even more generous than the public one Four Soviet built MIG jets met the presidents plane at the border as it brought him here from Saudi Arabia on a seven day tour of the Middle East Assad and a contingent of of ficials platoons of uniformed troops and honor guards met Nixon at the airport When the motorcade arrived in the city hundreds of American flags were flying in a strong breeze and much of the population had turned out for the occasion The Assad government anx ious to move rapidly in efforts to improve relations with the United States gave the Nixon visit favorable notice in newspapers and broadcasts and the Syrian president invited Nixon to be his personal guest overnight There was speculation both here and in Washington that diplomatic relations between the two countries broken since 1967 would be restored today before Nixon flies to Israel for the fourth of his five scheduled stops Syria broke relationswith the United States at the start of the 1967 war Since then Washington had been persistently criticized in Damascus for being the military supplier and protector of Israel But as a result of talks here last December between Assad and Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger the United States opened an office in the Italian Embassy here headed by Thomas J Scotes Jr Nixon began his tour in Cairo on Tuesday In Egypt he received enormous public ovations and the two countries reached a joint agreement for closer economic scientific and military ties His second stop in Saudi Arabia was mostly ceremonial but as he was leaving Saturday King Faisal in a public state ment gave what could be in terpreted as an admonition to the American people to let up on domestic criticism of the Presi dent who is being investigated bj the House of Represen tatives Nixon arrived in Damascus from Jidda Saudi Arabia where Faisal appealed to the American people to back the embattled President in his efforts to im prove relations with the Arab nations What is very important said the monarch is that our friends in the United States of America be themselves wise enough to stand behind you to rally around you Mr Presi dent in your noble effort almost unprecedented in the history of mankind the effort aimed at securing peace and justice in the world Anybody who stands against you Mr President in the United States of America and outside the United States of America or stands against us your friends in this part of the world obviously has one aim in mind namely causing splinter ing of the world the wrong polarization of the world the br inging about of mischief that would not be conducive to tran quility and peace Panov home in Israel Tel Aviv Israel AP After more than two years of struggling with the Soviet government for permission to emigrate to Israel Soviet ballet dancer Valery Panov and his ballerina wife Galina arrived Saturday to an emotional welcome in the Jewish state I feel as if I have come home Valery told cheering Israelis Panov is Jewish his wife is not Jailed contractor gave GOP c Washington Star News Washington A contribution in cash from a convicted Florida con tractor freed early from prison was delivered to Nixon cam paign manager John N Mitchell in 1972 without being disclosed under a new campaign law then in effect Senate Watergate in vestigators havelearned The money according to testimony came from Miami builder Calvin Kovens and was carried to Mitchell by former Sen George A Smathers D FUu who had acted as Kovens lawyer in appearances before the US parole board In a telephone call transcript that emerged in the Watergate investigation last year Smathers who is a longtime Nixon friend suggested to White House Aide Charles W Colson that the President could in tervene to have Kovens released early from prison because of a heart condition Mitchell was still US At torney General when Kovens was paroled just seven days after the telephone call But no any intervention by either Mitchell or the White House in the parole board proceedings Mitchell wasNixons campaign manager when the money was received later Smathers testimony to in vestigators that he took the cash to Mitchell provided the first firm indication of an involve ment by the former attorney general in the Kovens con troversy The House Judiciary Com mittee has asked for the Kovens parole file from the Justice evidence has been uncovered of I Department as part of its im May subpoena Kissinger Ehrlichman to seek Nixon answers Syrias Hafez Assad guides Nixon Washington AP Former White House aide John D Ehrlichman plans to seek written answers to ques tions from President Nixon and to subpoena Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and White For family of four agency says Moderate living costs Washington AP A typical American city family of four requires annually to maintain a moderate standard of living the Labor Department said Saturday This is nearly more than the previous year The same family can live at fin austere level for or at a level allowing some luxuries for the government said The costs calculated for fall 1973 rose 108 per cent for the austerity budget 103 per cent for the moderate budget and 99 per cent for the higher budget over the previous year The changes reflecting last years breakaway inflation were the largest annual in creases since the Labor Department began publishing its urban family budget in 1966 Consumer prices have jumped another 54 per cent since last fall The budget is based on a city family with a 38year old father who is an experienced worker his nonworking wife their 13 year old son and 8 year old daughter House chief of staff Alexander M Haig Jr to testify as defense witnesses in the plumbers trial a well informed source said Saturday Ehrlichman once Nixons chief domestic adviser goes on trial June 26 with three others on charges of conspiring violate the civil rights of Dr Lewis Fielding psychiatrist to Daniel Ellsberg Ehrlichmans plan represents Cooler Variable cloudiness and cooler today with winds 12 to 22 mph and chance ofrain 40 per cent Partly cloudy and unseasonably cool tonight High in the low or mid 70s today and lows in the upper 40s at night Monday cloudy and cool with chance of rain High in the upper 60s a change from previous defense intentions in the case The course disclosed earlier this month Ehrlichman had sub poenaed Nixon Kissinger Haig and White House counsel J Fred Buzhardt a chief legal adviser on Watergate to Nixon to testify as defense wit nesses These subpoenas were returnable on June 17 the original date for the trial to begin But on Friday US District Judge Gerhard A Gesell set a new trial date of June 26 making the previous subpoenas moot On Thursday Buzhardt suf fered a heart attack and is ex pected to be hospitalized for about a month This was cited as the reason for dropping plans to subpeona Buzhardt the source said The reason for the change in approach to gaining information from Nixon could not be learned but in a California prosecution of the same case which has since been dropped Ehrlichman subpoenaed Nixon to testfy On Jan 30 a White House spokesman said Nixons lawyers had advised him to respectfully decline to appear on con stitutional grounds The issue became moot when the state prosecution was dropped in favor of the federal ease The source said that the Watergate special prosecutor would be given access to any written interrogatories submit ted to Nixon and to any replies from him No president has ever testified in a criminal case but in 1807 Chief Justice John Marshall sitting as a circuit judge ruled that the President can be sub poenaed to do so peachment inquiry sources said The builders donation was made four months after his parole while the Nixon cam paign was winding up a secret fund raising drive in April 1972 However both Kovens and Smathers are understood to have told Watergate in vestigators that because of a mixup in the form of the dona tion the cash was not actually delivered to Mitchell until the middle of the month a week after the disclosure law took effect The Nixon campaign failed to list the Kovens money in its public filings under that new law Instead the donation re mained secret until last year when the campaign committee included the in cash in its list of preApril donors named under a court settlement Kovens 50 head of a Miami construction company that bears his name was convicted in 1964 as a co defendant in a fraud trial with former Teamsters Union President James R Hof fa He and Hoffa were found guilty of conspiracy and mail fraud Kovens began serving a three year sentence in February 1971 and completed less than a year of his term before he was released by the parole board on Jan 5 1972 because of serious neart trouble Inside today TWO MARRIAGES one new and another 20 years old and both striving for stronger relationships are described on Page 17 CARBONDALE PRIN CIPAL John L Thomas spent a lifetime with children and is now retiring from his job at the school that bears his name Page 24 WHEN GOD Made Fathers a heartwarming story b y prizewinning columnist Irma Bombeck appearson Page 18 THE CONSOLIDATION Coal Co gets permission to chan nelize a portion of the Little Uuddy River near Elkville for a new strip mining par ation Page 3 LITTLE LEAGUE area teams have no girls yet Page siuc BASEBALL team third in College World Series Page 11 IVORY CROCKETT has feud going with Steve Wil liams Page 9 Index Ann Landers Bridge Business byline BG Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Finance Records Sports Television Weather details map 12A 3A 3334 2 2529 32 1719 3538 5 915 112A Oshel gives Simon the needlephonographically speaking Rv Rntho Thp spnnnH nart nf BViflEur Anrnn Vnn till TT i i By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan Republican Val Oshel of Harrisburg came to Carbon dale Friday to give congres sional race opponent Paul Si mon the cally speaking Oshel the candidate who says hes running for jthe 24th Congressional District seat on his record held a press conference to preview his new stereo album which features the deepvoiced Republican singing such selections as I Asked the Lord and Ragged Ole Flag He will give a copy of the album to every campaign contributor of or more The second part of Friday afternoons performance was held in former Democratic Lt Gov Simons Carbondale of fice where Simon told re porters he will invoke Fed eral Communications Com mission equal time provisions if Oshels album is played on stations around the district Oshel a government sales representative for Mallinck rodt Chemical Works in St Louis is a nonprofessional baritone The album which features one side of gospel music and one of popular stan dards such as Please Re lease Me and I left My Heart in San Francisco was produced in Nashville by Aaron Brown and Ken Hard ing with JR Small of the Harrisburg Daily Register Oshels public relations man ager as coproducer The backup group is the Phelps Brothers Quartet of El dorado Oshel said he hopes to raise more than half of his cam paign funds from the contribu tions which come in in ex change for the record After treating the audience to recorded versions of How Great Thou Art and Why Me Lord Oshel took time to go on the record with a few political standards Opponent Simon is a lib eral an extreme liberal it you will Oshel said He char acterized himself as a Mld dleoftheroader Oshel said he had heard Simor say he is in favor of nationalization of the rail roads a position to which Os hel is opposed However the radio reporter who had done the interview with Simon told Oshel the remark was out of had said he is in favor of nationalization only as a last alternative to abandonment of the system Simon later confirmed this saying that every other alter native should be explored first Oshel said he expected no problem with FCC equal time rules When California Gov Ronald Reagan was running for office his old movies were often on television Oshel said He said the record is non political and he hopes South ern Illinois stations will play it But Simon shot down this opinion He said he will demand equal time if the record is on stations in the dis trict Simon said he has con sulted a lawyer who told him he is on solid round in the controversy Simon waived equal time provisions when he was runn ing in the district primary against Joe R Browning of Benton a West Frankfort ra dio station broadcast er Browning continued t o broadcast a sports program throughout the campaign The situation was different in Brownings case becauses Brownings work for the sta tion was his means of making a living Simon said while the same does not apply to chemical salesman Oshel Simon also said that Brown ing was heard on only one station while Oshels record might be played on many However Simon said the idea of using the record to attract contributions is a per fectly legitimate campaign de A t vice I dont claim to have a better voice or be a better I claim is that Ill be a better congressman he said On the extreme liberal charge Simon said that when he served in the Illinois le gislature for 14 years I was known by my col leaguesas a fiscal conserva tive Also he said The Chicago Tribune welcomed me back into politics when I decided to run And that conservative news paper is not noted for a wel coming attitude toward ex treme liberals he said Val Oshel
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