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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 19, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                OIOI75 PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinoii Murphysboro Herrln Volumt Copy 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth 4 Sections Supplement 40 ta Orbendita Fret Pratt iWrtn Dally Jounwl Murphysberv Inftopnidint WEDNESDAY JUNE 19 1974 CtrbomMtHcrrtnMurphysbora Your child is police agencies do Your teenage daughter said She was going to visit a friend When shes late getting back you telephone the friends parents only to learn your girl never showed up You wait anxiously for a few hours You drive around the neigh borhood looking You remember reading about two Southern Illinois girls in the last two weeks who didnt come home and were found brutally murder ed So you dial the police Then what In Carbondale acting Po lice Chief Capt Edward Ho gan said the standard proce dure for locating a missing person depends upon the per sons age When a young child is re ported missing an immediate search is implemented How ever when an older youth is reported missing police units are simply alerted Po lice generally wait 24 hours before implementing a search After that information about the missing person is fed into a police computer terminal and dispatched to the Nation al Crime Information Center NCIC in Washington DC Hogan said most missing youths return home within that 24hour period A lot of them just forget to check in with their parents He said the department re ceives about one missing per sons report each week Weve had almost total re covery on those reported Murphysboro police follow fairly standard procedures in handling reports of missing youths Chief Toby B e r ge r said In general we depend on the attitude of the people porting the youth missing For the first 24hour period the case is considered a local search and after that we put the missing person report onr the state police net Berger said The chief said if parents report a child missing and report the incident as a rare and unexpected occurrence police will put the missing person report on the state po lice radio network immediate ly Berger said police records show the great majority of missing persons cases espe cially those involving teenag ers are cleared up by return of the youth after a day or two We also know some of the repeaters who stay away from home several times a year Berger said The chief said he would esti mate reports of missing per sons average two to three per week and said the number of cases seems to be increas ing over the past 10 years Jackson County Sheriff John Hoffman said the policy of the sheriffs off ice is to handle each report of a missing per son on an individual basis The first do is checkwith the city police in the area involved such as Murphysboro or Carbondale We also put the report on the state police radio net work Hoffman said The sheriff said his office has records on some repeat ers who show up on the miss ing person list every few months We have picked up one girl from four or five different locations throughout the state the sheriff said Hoffman said his office probably handles about 10 to 12 reports onmissing per sons a month Most of the cases themselves by return of the person A very few such as the Lisa Levering case about five years ago and the Paul ette McDonough case this week in Carbondale turn up in foul play Hoffman said Lisa Leyernig 13 of Carr bpndale was found slain Dec 11969ina wooded area near Lake Chautauqua between Carbondale and She had been missing from home six days when her body was found A grand jury in dicted Kenneth Rogers of Car terville on charges of rape and murder Jan 14 1970 At the time of indictment Rog ers was serving two concur rent prison terms for the slay ing of his wife and a friend on Christmas Eve 1969 On June 16 1970 Rogers pleaded guilty to charges in the Lev ering case He was sentenced to 80100 years on the murder charge and 2040 years on the rape charge Marion police fill miss ing person report oh a call by a parent or in person at police headquarters A photo graph is requested Marion policemen on patrol watch for a child matching the physical description and clothing reported by the par ents The report is passed oo to succeeding shifts Marion reports missing chil dren to state police headquar ters at Du Quoin which in turn relays the information to the Illinois Law Enforce ment Data Center and the National Crime Information Center Marion also calls surround ing towns with information on the child Police Chief L B Hunter said in many cases friends of the missing child are ques tioned and a lot of time we get more information from them than the parents Names of relatives and their addresses are obtained and a check is made todetermine whether the child might have gone there Hunter said miss ing Marion children have been found in California Florida Arizona Colorado Nebraska and Chicago Marion has had 11 missing children reported so far this year All except Frances Buckner 13 were runaways Frances was raped and strangled on June 1 John Wil liam Bilyew 20 Marion is held in the Williamson County jail on charges of murder and rape Hunter said Marion aver ages about 20 missing children a year but some of them are repeat runaways The Williamson County sheriffs office has the same report forms filled out by per sons with children missing Essentially the same pro cedures are followed by law enforcement officials in Franklin Perry Union and Randolph counties Fund raising Washington StarNews And Associated Press The Senate Watergate com mittee staff has called for a ban on campaign fundraising by highlevel government officials for a full year after they leave their government posts In a series of recommenda tions for campaign money reforms the Watergate staff noted the 1972 Nixon campaign was peopled with top officials transferred over to the political side from the White House and federal agencies In certain cases these of ficials or their assistants went to the very persons over whom they previously wielded regulatory or other power to solicit campaign contributions In a draft report sent to the Watergate panel the staff urged that any White House official or any government appointee who had been confirmed by the Senate be barred from fund raising for the first year after leaving the administration Elsewhere on Capitol Hill Assistant Atty Gen Henry G Petersen faced questions about his supervision of the original Watergate investigation from the Senate Judiciary Committee today Former Atty Gen Richard G Kleindienst testified Tuesday that most of what he knew about the case came from Petersen The committee is looking into the Justice Departments handling of the investigation and prosecution in connection with Earl J Silberts nomination to be the US attorney here Silbert was the chief of the prosecution team under the direction of Petersen as head of the Justice Departme n t s criminal division Kleindienst during a daylong hearing Tuesday said Petersen and Silbert were career lawyers in the department who handled the Watergate case with in tegrity ability and dedica tion1 Virtually all the questioning centered around why the original indictments Sept 15 1972 didnt name higherups in the Nixon administration or the Nixon reelection com mittee Kleindienst testified it was only after Jeb Stuart Magruder the deputy campaign director and former White House Counsel V John W Dean HI went to Silbert in April of 1973 with their amazing confessions that the whole story began to unfold Meanwhile the Washington V Post reported today that presidential speechwriter Patrick J Buchanan tried to dissuade other White House aides from an effort to defame Daniel Ellsberg The Post printed a July 8 1971 memorandum in which Buchanan told then White House domestic adviser John D Ehrlichman that a campaign against Ellsberg and others while good for the country would not it seems to me be particularly helpful to the President Former presidential special counsel Charles W Colson has pleaded guilty to a charge of obstructing justice by carrying out a plan to defame and destroy the public image and of Ellsberg who leaked the Pentagon Papers to vthrpress Knew of coverup sooner Tape puts Nixon claim in doubt Washington AP Some members of the House Judiciary Committee say a taped presidential conversation they have heard indicates President Nixon may have been aware of the Watergate coverap at least four days earlier than he has admitted Other members disagreed A tape heard by the com mittee Tuesday indicated to some that Nixon knew of the coverup at least as early as March 17 1973 They said the apparent discrepancy raises doubts about Nixons Watergate explanations He has repeatedly given March 21 as the date he first learned of efforts centered in the White House to contain the spreading scandal The tape to which the com mittee listened was an excerpt from one made June 4 1973 while Nixon was listening to a number of tapes and com menting about them to aides Alexander M Haig Jr and Ronald L Ziegler Members said Nixons com ments about a March 17 con versation he had with his former counsel John W Dean III in dicated he and Dean discussed the Watergate coverup then Stung by criticism of a new leak of a confidential committee memorandum members were reluctant to discuss what they heard or to comment on the record But last May 21 in a press briefing Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ had said the June 4 tape showed the March 17 meeting with Cean Included a discussion of the Watergate matter and the possible in volvement of White House personnel and others Ill stick by that statement Rodino said Tuesday and other members said after hearing the tape they agreed with it The March 17 tape is one of 42 the committee subpoenaed April 19 but for which it got a White Houseedited transcript instead The transcript contains no reference to a discussion of Watergate The Committee nearly com pleted its examination of evidence relating to Watergate Tuesday moving close to the Oct 20 firing of special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox The Cox firing was to be dealt with in the final Watergate presentation today The com mittee then would take up the matter of the ISVaminute buzz in a White House tape for June 20 1972 three days after the Watergate breakin A grand jury is studying the obliteration of the voices on the tape which a panel of experts held was done by someone operating a recorder manually at least five times The panel in a report released June 4 drew no in ferences as to whether the erasure and buzz were ac cidental or intentional Rodino said the only two sub jects remaining after that are the secret bombing of Cambodia and Nixons income tax payments for the years 196972 Nixon heading back home Lajes Azores AP Pausing here en route back to the United States from his Mid dle East mission President Nixon told the new president of Portugal today that an in dependent free prosperous Portugal is vital to the Atlantic Alliance Nixon also indicated in his farewell remarks to President Antonio Sinola that economic aid is planned He spoke of working with Spinola in the great goals he has set for his government The two presidents met for nearly two hours before Nixon headed on to Washington to conclude his 10day period of diplomatic barnstorming Nixon arrived Tuesday STORMY Opposed war High court upholds i Levy courtmartial Washington AP The Supreme Court today upheld the courtmartial of former Army Capt Howard B Levy for urging black enlisted men not to go to Vietnam if ordered to do so In doing so the court upheld the constitutionality of the so called general article which has been a mainstay of American military justice since Revolutionary War days Levy had challenged his court martial on grounds that the article is unconstitutionally vague The article part of the Uni form Code of Military Justice forbids conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman and all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces Justice William H Rehnquist wrote the 5 to 3 court majority opinion While the members of the military are not excluded from the protection granted by fhe First Amendment the different character of the military com munity and of the military mission require a different ap plication of those protections Rehnquist wrote Justice Potter S t ew art dissenting said I cannot believe that such meaningless statutes as these can be used to send men to prison under a Consitution that guarantees due process of law Justice William O Douglas and William J Brennan joined Stewart in his dissent Justice Thurgood Marshall took ho part in the decision Tonight chance of thunder storms low in lower1 60s Thursday partly sunny chance of thunderstorms high in low or mid 90s Showers or thunderstorms likely Fri day through Sunday with lows in 70s and highs in 90s 2 die in Des Aloines suburb Tornadoes hit Iowa INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2528 31 4 57 29 911 Ankeny Iowa AP Two tornadoes that struck within five mnutes of each other obliterated portions of this north Des Moines suburb and threw the town of 10000 into a state of emergency Two persons diecl and at least 10 were uijured state police said A newsman on the scene said a 10to 15blbck area looked like a battleground after the twisters struck Tuesday night during severe storms throughout central Iowa Damaging winds hard rains and hail assaulted a dozen communities in a five county area and widespread floodingVas reported In Ankeny there were scores of demolished buildings power lines downed windowsblown out cars and trucks overturned and trees uprooted Walker launches campaign to keep Hambo State turns over to Du Quoin fair LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield Keep the Hambletonian in Illinois campaign was launched this morning by Gov Daniel as the state gave Hu quoin State Fair President Bill Hayes a check for The money will be used for the rental of a state tourism booth this summer at the Duquoin State Fair Walker and other state officials joined in a press conference to urge that the famed harnessrace be kept safe Easterninterests Eastern interests nearly took the race away from us Walker said We dont want thai to happen again Walker told reporters of his plan to revitalize the Hambletonian Included are a set of bills currently pending in the House sponsored by Minority Leader Clyde L Choate DAnna to provide for an extra race at Illinois tracks to build up a fund for the Hambletonian Choate and Walker also intend to move the race from Wednes f day to Saturday afternoon beginning in 1975 and will try to negotiate a national television contract for the race Walker said the television negotiations basicajly will be carried out by Hayes and other Duquoin fanofficials but that the state would help wherever possible The state will also seek authority to establish pari mutuel betting to raise add tional revenue for the state and the fair Walker predicted the Choate bills would pass in the current legislative session v Clyde is Clyde Walker sajd and he is known throughout the General Assembly The Beakers stressed tlhe tourism potential of main aHrnbletonian in HBhbisY By getting national television exposure and moving the race to Saturday afternoon Choate said going to get thelargest influx ever of all people from the 50 states to the Hambleto nian and Southern Illinois Carbondale Patrolman Al Langa Marches murder scene with metal detector Photo by Dave Butler Carbondale slaying Two taken to Centralia to get lie detector tests Carbondale polite took two persons one a suspect the other a potential witness to Centralia today to undergo polygraph lie detector tests in connection with the slaying of Paulette McDonough 14 of 1103B E College St Car bondale Police also were investigat ing an anonymous telephone call received late Tues day that implicated a third person as a possible suspect The girls body was found by police about 5 pm Mon day near a nature trail on Snider Hill just outside the citys southeast limits Police declined to release the names of the suspects now under investigation Acting Carbondale Police Chief Capt Edward Hogan Few kids are playing in park Story on page 3 said There are a lot of kids who knew the victim We want to talk to all of them to see what they know He said some children who may have additional informa tion about Miss McDonough may be reluctant to talk to police Questioning of neighbors and friends of the victim shows that she apparently was last seen alive Thursday af ternoon The decomposition of the body has made establishment of the time of death difficult Hogan said Hogan also said the rapid decomposition also leaves un answered the question of whe ther the girl was raped Police did report that the girls blouse had been remov ed before she was stabbed four times in the chest Hogan said he expects an arrest to be forthcoming Jackson County States Atty Howard Hood said his office is running down several new leads in the case Hood said police received several calls with informa tional leads after the story appeared in Tuesdays news paper ParkRidgeJAB Two 22 been found in a fashionable suburban Home where at least four members of a closely knit family were slain last weekend Police said 17yearold Jeffrey Fuchs whose body also was found when firemen came upon the grisly scene Monday may have killed the other members of his family ft found a shot rifle and a sixsnot revolver Tuesday in the baiementof the Fuchjs home They had been hidden by water firemen used to quell a blaze believed deliberately set The fire burned paneling and basement rafters before being extinguished Firemen said a device con sisting of two candles wrapped in rags doused in a flammable liquid started the fire One can I die burned out but the other igriiting the rags Cause of the youths death was not known His body was found in the kitchen at the home It had no apparent wounds The other family members were found in the charred base ment The autopsy on Jeff is me key to the murders said Park Ridge police Sgt John Baudelt   

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