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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 24, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbendala Murphysboro Htrrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Dlinoisan Velum 82Nft HS15c Copy Two Successor to Carbondsle fret Press Herrln Dally Journal Murphysboro Independent MONDAY JUNE 24 1974 010175 iir LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECATUR ILL 62525 Senate OKs coal bonds ByBudFarrar LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield An Illinois Senate committee unanimously approved Gov Daniel Walkers million coal development bond program tt ay but failed to consider pending strip mine reclamation bills The Housepassed reclamation bills sponsored by Hep Ken Boyle DCarlinviUe and Rep Tom McMaster ROneida ap peared unlikely to get to passage stage in the Senate during the final days of the cur rent legislative session Coal industry opposition to the reclamation bills surfaced for the first tune during this morn bigs committee hearing Otis Gibson of the Illinois Coal Producers Association was prepared to suggest several amendments to the bills if they had come up for a hearing But Sen Clifford Latherow R Carthage chairman of the Debate resumes Senate Agriculture Conser vation and Ecology Committee went on to other business while reclamation proponents and op ponents waited to testify James Nolan of the Institute for Effective Land Reclamation charged that the coal industry was preparing an industry filibuster to kill he bills Ive just been flushed down the toilet Boyle said after Latherow passed up his bills My reclamation bills have just been reclaimed The coal development bills approved by the committee now go to the Senate floor where sponsors will attempt to arrange a compromise with another package of energy bills sponsored by Sen Bradley Glass RNorthfield One of the1 Glass bills was amended on foe Senate floor Wednesday to raise the amount of coal development bond authorizations from million to million Congress ponders taxes impeachment Washington AP Taxes impeachment and the concern over the spread of nuclear weapons to the Middle East occupies the attention of Congress this week The Senate is resuming debate an tax cut and tax reform measures but chances of passage of the proposals appear to have evaporated House activities include de cisions on witnesses for the im Marijuana seized Chester SC AP Five men were in custody day in connection with the seizure of almost 15000 pounds of marijuana which law en forcement officers said was flown into the Chester airport Sunday from Colombia South America Estimates placed the street eale value of the marijuana at million The men were taken to Columbia and jailed but their identities were not released peachment inquiry against President Nixon and hearings on whether nuclear power aid to Egypt and Israel could lead to the development of nuclear weapons in that region Opponents of action on the tax proposals succeeded through filibustering and parliamentary maneuvers in preventing any substantive votes on the issues last week The House Judiciary Com mittee met today to discuss what witnesses to call in its in quiry into the impeachment of President Nixon Possible witnesses include John W Dean President Nixons prime accuser regarding Watergate and ex White House special counsel Charles W Colson who has said in court that Nixon urged him to defame Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg However the witness list is expected to be a short one because the committee is under pressure from the Democratic caucus to make its final recom mendation by July 15 according to party sources Speaker Carl Albert DOkla has confirmed that he favors a prompt windup of the inquiry though publicly he has set no firm target date Firemen burned as car explodes Chief Tom Greenwood cleans damaged truck as William A Ecker changes tire Photo by Jack Griggs Supreme Court delays action on Nixon request Before By Wanda Bairras Of The Southern Illinoisan Six Jonesboro volunteer fire men were burned four criti cally early Sunday when a gas tank exploded in a car fire just off Illinois 127 north of Jonesboro Arson is su spected Critically burned are Carl Dover 23James Fox 44 Bro nel Jerrell 33 and Lawrence Boshera 22 James Watkins and David Courtright suffered slight hand burns and were treated and released at the Union County Hospital in Anna Fox and Boshera were flown and Dover and Jerrell driven by ambulance to Barnes Hos pital in St Louis where they are hospitalized in the burn unit The car fire followed two false alarms in the area Fire Chief Tom Greenwood said The false alarms were called to the Anna Fire Department and the Cobden Fire Depart ment One false alarm was to an Anna residence Another was to arural Cobden area where the caller said a family was trapped Union County Sheriff Glenn Rosson said arson is suspected in the car fire The fire is being investigated by a deputy fire marshal the Illinois Bu reau of Investigation state po lice and the Union County sheriffs office Jonesboro firemen were called about am Sunday to the car fire about five miles north of Jonesboro Burning gas engulfs six Jonesboro men Greenwood said firemen had just prepared the truck for pumping water and were throwing water onto the fire when tank exploded and spewed flames Four firemen between the truck and car and the interior of the fire truck were set afire The other four firemen at the scene tore the clothes from the flaming firemen and rolled them on the ground firemen reported Fox sustained first and sec ond degree burnsovej 58 per cent of his body Jerrell first and second degree burn over 27 per cent Dover had first and second degree burns over 30 per cent and Boshera first and second degree bums over 55 per cent and third degree burns over four per cent of hisbody The men are listed in crici cal condition today but con sidered in no danger by a hospital authority considering the seriousness of their burns Greenwood said he felt Hie explosion coming A pending explosion takes the oxygen from your lungs Greenwood said He rushed away but the ex plosion blew him across the highway I had six men on fire and a fire truck Greenwood said The explosion stalled the truck engine and water could not be pumped to put the fire out on the truck or men After the fires on the men were extinguished the truck was moved the engine started and the truck and car fire put out Greenwood said the disaster was the worst accident since he has been fire chief the past 10 years The car was owned by Pa tricia Denny of Springfield who had come to the area for a wedding Mrs Denny left the car on a side road when the engine failed A sheriffs deputy discover ed the car abandoned about 6 pm Saturday and checked its ownership When the fire broke out a resident in the area reported it to the sheriffs office A deputy arrived first at the scene The deputy said the cars upholstery was on fire The fire burned the tires and interior of the Jonesboro fire truck Firemen dismantl ed the truck today to take it to Freeburg for repairs Greenwood said the depart ment has a backup truck to use until the damaged truck is returned to service The 1949 truck has the same pump ing capacity as the damaged one but is not as well equip ped The Anna Fire Depart ment will back up Jonesboro until the truck is in service Washington AP The Supreme Court today deferred action on President Nixons request for the evidence which led the Watergate grand jury to name him as an unin dicted coconspirator The court said it will consider this question along with other Watergaterelated matters at a hearing it has already scheduled for July8 The main questions to be argued by attorneys at that time are Whether the President is entitled to claim executive privilege in connection with White House tapes and documents which special pro secutor Leon Jaworski seeks for the Watergate coverup trial Whether the Watergate grand jury had the power to name the Presidentas an unin dicted coconspirabnv The high court alsp overturned the obscenity conviction of a Georgia theater operator who showed the film Carnal Knowledge At the same time it upheld the obscenity conviction of several California residents for distributing a brochure ad vertising The Illustrated Presidential Report on the Commission of Obscenity and Pornography The court also refused to ex tend the right to vote to felons who have served their sen tences By a 63 decision it overturned a California Supreme Court ruling that it was unconstitutional to disen franchise that states 100000 exfelons unless they were in prison or on parole In other action the Ruled 5 to 4 in two cases that reporters do not have a constitutional right to interview prison inmates Upheld a lower court decision that a supervisor loses his immunity from union discipline by his union when he performs the work of a nbrisupervisory worker Agreed to hear a case in volving an AhForce master sergeant accused of attempting to deliver classified documents to a Soviet agent while stationed in Thailand A lower court overturned the conviction on grounds the court martial arti cle was too vague u Nixon top advisers meet Washington AP Ending a secluded weekend of preparations at Camp David Md for his Moscow summit trip President Nixon returned to the White House today for talks with his top economic ad visers Aides said the President planned to take up a few domestic matters today before his Tuesday departure for Brussels and a 10day trip that will include talks in the Soviet Union with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev Nixon got a report on the na tions economy in a late morning meeting with the administra itions new economic policy Gefs report on economy coordinator Kenneth Rush Treasury Secretary William E Simon Budget Director Roy L Ash Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Herbert Stein and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur Burns Nixon also signed the Cqlorado River Basin salinity act a new law resulting from lengthy negotiations with the Mexican government over the flow of waters from the Colorado River intoMexico Nixon leaves early Tuesday morning for Brussels where he will meet with representatives of the 15 North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations and sign a declaration on Atlantic rela tions pledging wider and more ihtimate consultations among me NATO allies He goes on to Moscow Thurs day for a third summit meeting with Brezhnev The visit to the Soviet Union also will include a trip to Brezhnevs Black Sea resort home at Oreanda in the Crimea and to the Soviet city of Minsk the White House said Colson thinks CIA up to their eyeballs in Watergate By Robert Walters c Washington StarNews Washington Former White House aide Charles W Colson Has developed a detailed theory which he says is generally shared by President Nixon that the Central Intelligence Agency is implicated in the Watergate scandals to a f ar greater extent than has ever been disclos ed Nixon is convinced the CIA is in this lip to their eyeballs Colson says His theory is that they were coming in to the White House to spy and they wanted to get enough on the White House so they could get what they wanted from the President The CIA deliberately assisted and helped carry out the burglary of the office of Dr Daniel A E11 sb ergs psychiatrist knew in advance of the plan to break into the head quarters of the Democratic Na tional Committee and engaged in one helluva good coverup of their own according to Colson I talked to the President about this in January at great length We talked for two or three hours on a Sunday said Colson At that time Nixon was going to remove the head of the CIA William E bring his own people in in vestigate internally and an nounce everything he had discovered to the American people Colson said But Alexander M Haig Nix ons chief of staff was persuaded that the case was too shaky for even the President Haig prevailed on his Nixons better instincts and he has very strong better instrincts not to take down the whole in telligence establishment of the United States in order to save yourself from impeachment Colson added In addition COlsmrsaid Nixon is afraid that if he went public with it everybody would say look at Nixon now what a diversion hes trying to create what a red herring Nobody would believe him Colson outlined his beliefs in considerable detail to Richard L Bast a semiretired private investigator who heads a securities firm here The two men met at Basts home in suburban McLean Va for lengthy discussions May 13 and May 31 Colson was not immediately available for comment but Bast made extensive notes following their conversations and provided the account of their discussions to the news media after Colson said he would not object to public dissemination of the in formation Colson also told Bast Presi dent Nixon decided not to seek federal prosecution of the military men involved in the alleged effort to spy on the Na tional Security Council because he feared retaliation by the Joint Chiefs of Staff If he had tried to do anything about it they would have1 disclosed a lot of the documents he was worried about protec ting that they had been steal ing rifling from Kissingers briefcase said Colson They didnt come right out and say if you do this well do the following but they made it very clear It was a question of not wanting to endanger the secrets that they had gotten their hands on Colson told Bast Bast said Colson wanted so meone to investigate the Bearing up in the beat This polar boar a metal bar to like a flu tist as to relaxes in his peel at the Bronx Zoo in New York Airing recent rising temper tures AP Wirepboto possibility of extensive CIA in volvement hi the scandals He said he told Colson that could be done only with a Nixon appoint ment of another special pro secutor with subpoena power and full White House authority to investigate all intelligence agencies Bast said what frightened Colson about 1he CIA was theyre all over the place almost everywhere you turn theyve got their ten tacles The former presidential aide insisted that both the Senate Watergate Committee and special prosecutor Leon Jaworski know about the CIA involvement but have been unwilling to pursue an in vestigation He said Sen Howard H Baker RTenn has a 35page report that Sen Sam J Ervin Jr DNC is sitting on and which the CIA wont declassify MILD Tonight fair and cool with lows in lower 50s Tuesday partly sunny with highs in the mid or upper 70s INDEX Classified 1317 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 17 Editorials 4 Family living 6 Farm 5 Records 1711 Sports 1112 Weather details map 17   

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