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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 18, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECAtUR PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Volume a Copy 2 Sect uthern Illinoisan Successor to Fret Press Herrin Daily Journal Murphysboro Independent TUESDAY JUNE 18 1974 Body of Carbondale girl 14 found in Snider hill area By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern Illinoisan The badly decomposed body Of a 14yearold Carbondale girl who had been missing from her home for four days was found near a nature trail Monday atop Snider Hill just outside Carbondale Jackson County Sheriff John Hoffman said the halfnaked body of Paulette McDonough 14 of 1103B E College St was discovered by a Carbon dalepatrolman after three children reported finding come of the victims personal belongings in the Snider Hill area Jackson County Coroner Don Ragsdale said a prelimi nary pathologists report in dicates there were four punc ture wounds in the girls chest A 13yearold Creal Springs girl was raped and murdered June 1 in Marion John Wil liam Bilyew 20 of Marion has admitted killing Frances Buckner according to police testimony He is being held in the Williamson County Jail at Marion pending trial It was not known today whe ther Miss McDonough had been raped Ragsdale said He said the rapid decomposition since late last week has made the autopsy process difficult She was wearing only a pair of cutoff blue jeans when she was found police said The girls mother Patsy McKee of 1103B E College St Carbondale reported her daughter missing to Carbon dale police Saturday police said She had been missing since 5 pm Thursday Mrs McKee said she called the police Friday morning and reported her daughter miss ing I called again Saturday again Sunday and finally Mon day I called the chief It was about that time that the kids found the clothes and brought them to me Mrs McKee said Mrs McKee said police of ficers came to her house Sat urday afternoon to get a de scription of her daughter Police say they apparently have no record of the earlier telephone calls An official missing persons report was filed Saturday po lice said Odis Brown 14 and his sis ter Ida 10 both of 1105 E College St Carbondale and Shawn Cole 8 of 1107A E College St Carbondale told police they were walking hi the area when they found a jacket a pair of sandals glas ses a diary and a paperback book The children led police back to the area where the body was discovered about an hour later at 5 pm Carbondale police Jackson County Sheriffs deputies and a states attorneys investiga tor today were working with the diary and other items to develop leads that may iden tify the victims assailant Police said the girl had not attended school during the past year Larry Jacober principal at Lincoln Junior High School in Carbondale said the girls name does not appear on any school records She had attended Unity Point School south of Carbondale before moving to her current address in October Ragsdale said an inquest in to the girls death is pending Mansfield asks following receipt of a com plete pathologists report Po lice said no murder weapon has been found Police theorize the slaying took place where the body was found Miss McDonough was born March 26 1960 in St Louis Her father is Paul Mc Donough She was a member of the Western Heights Christian Church and a former Girl Scout She is survived by her mo ther Funeral services will be at pm Thursday at the Van N a 11 a Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale The Rev Jack Knopp pastor of Western Heights Christian Church will officiate Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 pm Wednesday Pauletfe McDonough t a X C UT a C110 n Paulette McDonough Washington AP Democratic Leader Mike Mansfiejd said today he will probably file a cloture petition later in the day in an effort to force Senate action on a major tax cut and tax reform pro posal Mansfields action would mean a Thursday test of strength in the move to attach the tax measure to a bill raising the legal limit on the national debt However Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said he doubts very much that the twothirds needed to attain cloture and force action on the tax bill will be attained Mansfield of Montana said he is moving quickly to apply cloture because we havent got all the time in the world If its just going to be a talkathon we might as well face up to it and see if the votes are there he added The debate opened Monday with Sen James B Allen D May file cloture petition to end debate Ala one of its foes holding the Senate floor all afternoon and showing no signs of permitting early action This maneuver so far has blocked Sen Edward M Ken nedy DMass and other liberals from bringing the tax cuttax reform amendment to the Senate floor The amendment would grant billion of tax relief to in dividuals and gain billion a year in extra revenue by 1978 through four major tax reform provisions Allen said he supports tax reform but that it should not be considered on the debt limit bill 1 which must be enacted next week if the government is to avoid running into financial dif ficulties I dont want to see us act on these important tax matters at the point of a gun he declared The House now is working on two big tax reform bills Allen said the Senate should wait on these pointing out that revenue legislation must originate in the House The debt limit bill has passed the House Allen appeared to have con siderable support in any possible filibuster Senators who oppose a tax cut as bad economic policy in cluding Sen Charles H Percy RI11 said they were ready to engage in extensive debate Oil state Senators were ready liked horses people to do the same strongly opposed thing They the reform provision which would repeal the 22 per cent oil and gas tax depletion allowance Senate panel will examine Watergate breakin probe President Nixon and King Hussein stand at attention for national anthems AP Wirephoo President promises Jordan continued aid Amman Jordan AP President Nixon ended his tour of the Middle East today with a promise military and of continued economic assistance to Jordan and an in vitation to King Hussein for talks in Washington on the strategy of future efforts to achieve peace between the Arabs and Israel The President left Amman for an overnight stop in Portugals Azores Islands in midAtlantic Convicted slayer Wees Vienna center Vienna Correctional Center authorities are without clues on tho whereabouts of a convicted nvrderer Monday who walked away Assistant Warden Don Hood today that Jack Lee All man 40 was officially listed massing after a pm count of residents Hood said Allman was last seen by a staff member about to am working with a crew on flower beds at the entrance to the minimum cus tody institution Hood said it is suspected a motorist picked up Allman on Illinois 146 where the entrance is located and that the escape may have been prearranged Allman had served 10 years on concurrent sentences of 40 to 60 years 40 to 65 years and 1 to 3 years on convictions for murder armed robbery and es cape A native of Cedar Lake Ind he was sentenced from Cook and Will counties Allman was wearing blue jeans and a blue denim shirt He is 5 feet 9 inches tall 150 pounds with long black hair and haze eyes He would have been eligible for a parole hearing in 10 months He will hold talks Wednesday with the leader of Portugals revolution President Antonio de Simola before returning to Washington Renewing his vow to play an active role in the search for a Middle East peace Nixon told an airport crowd There is one fact that stands out after travelling through these countries and that is that toe leaders of these countries are dedicated to finding peace I can say that while the pro blems ahead are still serious enough we have taken the first steps in overcoming them This is the last stop of a very long trip but only the beginning of a very long trip toward a lasting peace Hussein hailed Nixon as one of the greatest men of our time in terms of your courage and wisdom and your dedication to the cause of peace The Jordanian monarch assured the American leader he would cooperate most closely with you and with your govern ment for the establishment of an honorable and just peace in the Middle East Washington AP The Senate Judiciary Com mittee is taking a closer look at the Justice Departments in vestigation of the June 17 1972 Watergate breakin Former Atty Gen Richard G Kleindienst was called as the leadoff witness for todays hearing He is expected to be fnllowed by Asst Atty Gen Henry E Petersen head of the Justice Departments criminal there division The inquiry marks a broadening of hearings held in hte Ann n the nomination of Earl J Silbert the original Watergate prosecutor to be the US attorney for the District of Columbia Sen Sam J Ervin Jr DNC said that before acting on Silberts nomination the com mittee should try to find out why more indictments reaching higherups were not returnee when the bugging and burglary of Democratic party hepd quarters was first in Ervin chairman of the Senate Watergate committee saic nobody of any consequence connected with the Committee for the ReElection of the President was indicted despite what he called evidence pointing to the committee Silbert testified at the earliei hearings that his efforts to cracl any of the original seven defen dants ran into a stone wall preventing him from getting in side information that might lea to higherups Presidential tax lawyer Fran De Marco has resigned hii California notary public Exempts them from mandatory rest day Bill would let miners work 7 days A bill passed by the Illinois House of Representatives Monday would exempt coal miners from a law which makes it illegal for persons to work more than a sixday veek Agriculture was already ex empted under the sixday law which was passed last year Rep Ralph Dunn RDu Quoin sponsor of the new leg islation said the exemption was backed by the coal com panies the United Mine Work ers and the Illinois Coal Ope rators Association The exemptior still requires passage by the state Senate Dunn said miners are paid double time for the seventh day of work and are paid timeandahalf for the sixth day The bill doesnt mandate that anyone has to work just that they can if they want Dunn said The law requiring one day of rest in seven for workers originated in 1935 but was ineffective because of many exemptions Dunn said During the first part of the current session last year the House Industrial Affairs Com mittee recommended a bill re quiring the day of rest for all except agriculturalwork ers The bill passed 1270 he said Since then miners and coal companies havp objected to the rule Dunn said The new legislation woulc exempt in addition to coal miners and other mine work ers watchmen and security guards bonafide executive administrative or profession al persons outside salesmen and supervisors Dunn said cense rather than evocation proceedings face the tate attorney generals office ays The resignation was revealed Monday the same day that JeMarcos longtime law partner Herbert W Kalmbach was sentenced to six months in irison for violating federal campaign laws during the 1970 congressional elections DeMarco had been accused by California Secretary of State Edmund G Brown Jr of il legally using his notary public the alleged backdating of the deed for President Nix ons papers which were donated to the National Archives Also in California John D Ehrlichman a former top presidential aide faces tria Aug 15 on a charge that he liec in testimony to a county grand jury Ehrlichman is accused of perjury in denying he had ad vance knowledge of the Sep tember 1971 breakin at the Beverly Hills office of Dr Lewis Fielding a psychiatrist whose patients included Pentagon papers trial defendant Danie Ellsberg Ehrlicbman was not in court Monday when Superior Cour Judge Gordon Ringer set thi date Ehrlichman had been chargec with consipracy and burglary in the breakin but those charge were dismissed when he wa ndicted by a federal grand jury nWashington DC In other Watergate evelopments Atty Gen William B Sax e says President Nixon was wrong to tell aides about secret jury proceedings on Watergate Saxbe Monday defended Asst Atty Gen Henry Petersens discussions with Nixon ofthe grand jury investigation into the Watergate breakin STORMY Chance of showers and thun derstorms tonight with low in low to mid 60s Wednesday chance of showers and tinny derstorms high around 90 Chance of more showers or thunderstorms Thursday through Saturday with highs in 80s and lows in 70s INDEX Classified 11 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 15 Editorials 4 Family living Records Sports Weather details map 7 Youth 5 By Bonita Troutt Of The Southern Illinoisan Paulette McDonough ap parently loved horses and of ten walked on the Snider Hill trail to see the horses owned by the Sam Young family who live in a nearby trailer It was near this trail that her body was found Monday night by Carbondale police She is described by her friends and relatives as a fun loving teenage girl who loved children and animals She trusted everyone said Frances Carver a neigh bor for whom Miss M c Donough often babysat Mary Meeks another neigh bor in the housing project on East College street described Miss McDonough as real friendly She played with my kids all the time and was always wanting to take my little girl home with her Miss McDonough and her mother were sitting outside their apartment last Thursday night when her mother left to walk to a grocery store in the Lewis Park Mall That is the last time Patsy McKee saw her daughter When she returned from the grocery store the girl was gone When the girl did not re turn home her mother notified police Miss McDonough apparently had gone for a walk on the Snider Hill trail with a book and her diary She loved the outdoors and loved horses said her aunt Florence Henry who lives on Pleasant Hill Road She al ways wanted to come out here and hang around our horses She ate supper with us Mon day night and begged to take one of our kittens home with her Mrs Henry said her niece was very tall and would pass for an 18or19year old Miss McDonoughs mother described her as a good girl She didnt run around with boys She had one friend Odis Brown who came over and sat and talked to her some Brown lives in an apart ment building next to Miss McDonough and her mother He last saw Miss McDonough on Monday before she disap peared on Thursday I left on Monday to visit relatives in Tennessee I saw Paulette before I left Always when we were together she talked about horses or dogs Miss McDonough attended sixth grade two years ago at Unity Point School Her teach er Judy Daugherty described her as an average student who was very quiet She was very polite to me This is the thing I remember most about Paulette She didnt seem to have a real close friend in the class but she was accepted by all of her classmates Mrs Daugh erty said Miss McDonough was born in St Louis She and her mother moved back to St Louis before she completed the sixth grade She did not return to school We moved back to Carbon dale last October her moth er said I didnt like living in St Louis It was too rough Closeknit unassuming quiet family found dead Park Ridge AP Authorities tried to piece together today the final hours of a family neighbors described as closeknit quiet and unassuming before death entered their neat suburban home Raymond A Fuchs 49 his wife Ruth 48 their daughter Linda 14 and son Scott 16 were found slain Monday in the basement of their brick ranch style house on a trimly landscaped street in this wellto do suburb northwest of Chicago A fifth body found in the kitchen of the home matched the description of the familys eldest son Jeffrey 18 but remained unidentified The unidentified person was badly burned in a fire which of ficials said may have been started to cover up the slayings said Anthony Sciaraffa deputy coroner of Cook County Firemen discovered the bodies while fighting a small blaze which officials said apparently started in the basement of the home Fire Chief Norman Brown Israelis bomb guerrilla targets Tel Aviv AP Israeli ahforce jets bombed and strafed Arab guerrilla targets in southeastern Lebanon today five days after terrorists struck an Israeli kibbutz in northern Israel the military command announced Husband1 wife three youths in Park Ridge said the blaze may have been set or could have started from three large candles which burn ed to the bottom and set fire to a table Gas and oil cans were found also in the basement he said Nevertheless Sciaraffa said none of the bodies found in the basement appeared to have been burned It could be the body in the kitchen is also the person who started the fire said Sciaraffa We definitely have a homicide hi regard to the persons in the The body of Mrs Fuchs was found with her hands bound to a wash tub said Sciaraffa Lin das body lay next to her mothers The mother suffered a wound near the head and the daughter received two wounds on either side of the head Sciaraffa did not describe the wounds A bloodied kitchen knife which could have been used as a weapon was found nearby Sciaraffa said Scotts body was found in another part of the basement His hands were tied behind his back with a rope running around his neck Sciaraffa said Fuchs was found near his younger son He was not bound Neither showed any wounds he said All the bodies were wrapped in bedding or blankets said Sciaraffa The cause of the deaths was under investigation and officials said they were puzzled We dont have a thing to go on said Police Sgt John Jaudek Fire Chief Brown said he Delieved the victims had been dead for at least 24 hours before found by firemen about 11 am Jeff graduated from high school Thursday but did not at tend the commencement ex Acting Police Chief Henry Olesky said neighbors told him they last saw members of the family Saturday Fuchs a purchasing agent for a small electronics manufac turer failed to appear for work as scheduled Saturday and a personnel manager at his firm said he was seldom absent Mrs Emma Roller Mrs Fuchs mother was supposed to have been met by family members at OHare Interna tional Airport Sunday night when she arrived from an outof town trip and expressed surprise when no one answered the Fuchs telephone after she call ed neighbors told Olesky Mrs Roller who lives about four blocks from the Fuchs home called the fire depart ment Monday after she went to the house and saw smoke when she looked in a rear door