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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUILICATiON OPWCI Carbonrfale Murphysbaro Hwrln 719 N Illlneb 1113 Walnut 212 N 1Mb Volume ISSISe a Copy WalkerScoff Pra Hrrln Dilly Jouml lndpfndnt TUESDAY JULY 21974 010173 c LIBSART LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECATUR ILL 62525 feud erupts into open re Springfield AP The political fued between Gov Daniel Walker and Atty Gen William J Scott broke into the open today Walker a Democrat accused Scott a Republican of an un constitutional power play to build his political empire At a news conference Walker said Scotts attempts to force state departments and agencies to give up their own attorneys and rely exclusively on the at torney generals office for legal services were grinding state government to a halt For the first time in Illinois history we are into the new fis cal year with no budget The peples business is being tied up by Scott with more than two thirds of the budget still to be passed Walker said I challenge Scott to go into court to try his case He should take his case to court not the backrooms and corridors of politics the governor said Scott has become a familiar figure in the Illinois House Senate chambers in recent days and many legislators have begun to grumble that only the WalkerScoft dispute is keeping them from going home The General Assembly began its second day of overtime to day after generally subdued and uneventful House and Senate sessions Monday The spring session was scheduledto end Sunday night the end of the fiscal year Sent to the governor was a pay hike for some 50000 state employes under Walkers jurisdiction But other payhike bills for legislators judges and top Walker administration officials remained stuck in the Senate where sponsors reportedly were having difficulty dcumming up enough support to get them ap proved Also were the appropriations bills for several major state agencies including the Department of Transpor tation the Public Aid and the Environmental Protection Agen cy Many senators arid represen tatives contend they havebeen unable to reach agreement on these departmental budgets because of the dispute For the past several days Scott has haunted both cham bers buttonholing lawmakers to explain his position telling many the state will lose federal matching money if his office does not get money from the EPA and DPA budgets for legal services Senate Republicans attached amendments to numerous ap propriations bills requiring that various departments give up control of their lawyers and pay Scotts office to do their legal work The House voted to remove Jhose amendments and confer ence committees had to be ap pointed to try to work out the differences The governors office in its own memorandum to legisla tors says administrative de partments need their own legal advisers with the attorney gen eral acting only in an official capacity during court suits Walker has found support in the House where Speaker W Robert Blair RPark Forest is considered Scotts principal rival for the 1976 Republican nomination for governor In other action Monday The House passed a reso lution asking the Illinois Leg islative Investigating Commis sion to look into the states auto repair industry The House rejected two proposals to modify the Region al Transportation Authority for metropolitan Chicago The requested 1975 budget for the governors office was approved intact by the Senate after a SenateHouse committee restored several appropriations cut earlier Included was money for the consumer advocate working in the office The bud get awaited House approval Campaign di bill awaits signing By Richard H Icen LindsaySchaub Newspapers Springfield Campaign disclosure legisla tion awaits only the signature of Gov Dani3l Walker before be coming law in Illinois The House Monday and sent to Walker two con ference committee reports with identical language Candidates would be required to publicly report all contribu tions and expenditures of or more and keep records of amounts between and The measure would take effect Oct 1 for state candidates and Jan 1 for local candidates Reports of state candidates would be available for public inspection through the State Board of Elections Those of candidates for local office would be filed with county clerks or other local election authori ties A spokesman for the governor said there were no immediate plans to take final action Walker said last week he would sign the strongest campaign disclosure bill given him this session by the General Assem bly The threshold was a compromise between a proposal passed by the Senate and one for agreed to by the House At one point during the after noon debate Rep James G Krause DEast St Louis had to be restrained from attacking Rep Philip W Collins RCalu met City House sponsor of the conference committee reports Krause normally mild man nered became enraged when Collins denied charges Repub licans had kept copies of the committee reports from Demo crats until after both were ap proved by the Senate Sunday night I think its a damn shame you didnt give the minority Democrats a chance to sign the report until after it passed the Senate assistant minority leader Gerald Shea DChicago shouted angrily at Collins Krause also a conference committee member began shoving his way toward Collins on the Republican side as Col lins replied to Shea I offered it toyou so dont give me any of that Collins replied but never finish ed By this time the enraged Krause was being restrained by his colleagues and finally re turned to his seat Thats the first time thats ever happened to me Krause told a reporter afterward But he called me a liar I was on the conference committee but I never even attended a meeting The House vote was 1563 on an issue on which state politi cians have been deeply divided for years Casting negative votes were Reps Robert Craig RIndianola Michael Madigan DChicago and James Taylor DChicago Under the bill five reports are required including one 15 days before the end of the campaign Contributions of more than between then and the end of the campaign would have to be dis closed to election authorities within two business days after being received Committees working for a candidate would be required to disclose if more than was spent and raised during a 12 month period In addition committees work ing for or against the defeat of public issues would be required to disclose if more than is spent during a 12month peri od Anonymous contributions would be prohibited Candidates would be required to turn money received from unknown donors over to the state treasury Loans would be treated the same as contributions Penalties for willful violation of the law are six months in jail and a fine The same penalties are provided for those who willfully turn in false reports against a candidate to election authori ties Amnesty bill clears LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield The Illinois House voted 1192 today to approve a bill that would grant amnesty to local officials who failed to file gov ernmental ethics statements by deadlines this year The bill awaits Senate action Earlier the Senate voted to make the ethics law inapplicable to local candidates but the House refused to go along with the Senate wording Friend says slaying suspect group hate black ministers SUNNY Making a breeze Micki Gavoni of Murphys boro makes her own breeze on a stifling summer day By neon temperature was 90 degrees The weathtr forecast is for of tht sama Wed mtday Midci Is participating in a Rivtrsidt Park day camp sponsored by Murphys boro Park District Photo by Fred Lynch Dayton Ohio AP Marcus Wayne Chenault the alleged killer of Mrs Martin Luther King Sr belonged to a small group that believes black ministers should be punished because they misled their peo ple the Dayton Journal Herald reported in a copyright story oay The newspaper said it learned of the organization known as The Troop by interviewing close friend of Chenault Interviewed on the condition that he not be named the friend said that in addition to Chenault and himself the group has about five other members in the Day ton area He said there are also members in Cincinnati Colum bus and Youngstown Chenault 23 is being held without bond in Atlanta Ga on Services set Wednesday Atlanta AP The body of Mrs Martin Luther King Sr lies in state to day at the Ebenezer Baptist Church where her father hus band and two sons preached for decades Mrs King 69 was shot to death Sunday in the simple red brick church near downtown Atlanta while she sat at the organ and the choir sang The Lords Prayer A church deacon also was killed and a church member wounded when a young black man opened fire with two pistols Funeral services for Mrs King are set for Wednesday charges of murdering Mrs King and a church deacon Mrs King was the mother of the late civil rights leader the Rev Martin Luther King Jr Chenaults friend branded all black preachers as political pimps The black minister is one ot the most powerful forces in the black community because of his ability to control people Yet he is also one of the main reasons we still have ghettos The friend described The Troop as Hebrews who be lieve in God and not Jesus Christ All are black Chenaults friend voiced spe cial bitterness toward the King family He also accused the Kings of getting rich instead of help ing out the poor people Fair and warm tonight with high in lower 70s Wednesday mostly sunny high in low or mid 90s Showers possible Thursday with high in 80s Friday and Saturday highs in 80s and lows in 60s New information contradicts previous testimony Hunt got agents names from CIA Comics TV Family Sports Weather details 17 Nixon Brezhnev plan more talks next year Moscow AP President Nixon told the Rus sian people tonight that he will meet with Leonid I Brezhnev again next year to continue the search for a lasting peace and a better life for them and for the American people The President also acknowl edged that he and the Soviet Communist party leader have many difficulties yet to be overcome in achieving full con trol over strategic nuclear arms But he said in a prepared speech they made progress in three annual summit meetings and are steadily building a new relationship that over time will reduce the causes of conflict The Russians provided the green room of the Grand Kremlin Palace and their na tional radio and television hookup for the speech Relay to the United States was also ar ranged Nixon gave no hint of any specific results from his on going talks with Brezhnev in the nuclear field He briefly men tioned new accords on health and housing and said They will give the people of both of our countries a positive stake in peace Nixons speech was on the eve of the windup of his third sum mit with Brezhnev and followed a new round of talks with him We have been able to meet this year as we will meet again next year not in an atmosphere of crisis but rather in an atmo sphere of confidence confi dence that the work we have embarked on is going forward Nixon said Nixon did not say where the fourth summit would take place and be made no mention of an impeachment drive in Congress that if successful could remove him from office by 1975 Presumably Brezhnev would come to the United States since the two leaders have been al ternating as hosts Nixon and Brezhnev resumed their summit talks late today after some five hours delay and conferences with top aides As Nixon and Brezhnev got together in the Kremlin they still faced as their top problem finding ways to limit offensive nuclear weapons No immediate explanation was given by either side for the delay Soviet sources did not dis courage reports that the Polit buro had met during the past 24 hours This may have accounted for the delay in resumption of summit talks but there was no confirmation Thousands mourning tor Peron Buenos Aires AP Thousands of Argentines weeping and shouting Long live Peron Long live the leader Peron bade an emotional farewell to their leader today Many threw white flowers over his black wooden coffin as it entered the Plaza de Mayo on its journey to the National Ca thedral and a funeral Mass The carriage was accompa nied by Perons widow and vice president Isabel who took over the presidency after Peron died of a heart attack Monday The funeral was part of a twoday farewell to Peron leader of the Argentine people for 30 years in power or in exile The body of the Peron later will lie instate in the domed columned C9ngress building while Argentines four abreast file by A state funeral will be held Wednesday Perons 43yearold widow is the first woman chief executive in traditionally maledominated Latin America but there was no assurance that shewould re main in off iceforthe five years and four months remaining in his term In a threemonth period im mediately before the Watergate breakin E Howard Hunt Jr asked his former CIA bosses to direct him to retired agents skilled in lockpicking and bur glary a report tothe Senate Watergate committee said to day TheCIA official who provided the information retired one day after the arrests of the Water gateburglars the report said Prepared at the direction of committee Vice chairman Howard H Baker Jr RTenn the longawaited report said the new information contradicts publictestimony by seniorCIA officials that Hunt had no con tact with theagency after Aug 21 1971 That was the date on which the agency says it refused Hunt any further assistance for his undercover assignments for the White House The Baker report raises but does not confirm several new I suspicions that the CIA may jhave known in advance of both I theJune 17 1972 Watergate breakin and the Sept 2 1971 burglary of the offices of Dr Lewis Fielding the Los Angeles psychiatrist treating Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ells I berg CIADirectorWilliam directed that the names of cer tainCIA employes fnd contacts be deleted from the public re port The Watergate has stopped attits investigations and the Baker report recommended that the CIA oversight commit tees of the Senate and House continue the probe It said the agency had denied Bakers investigators headed by Fred Thompson the panels Republican counsel access to dozens of documents and wit nesses it said must be obtained before definite conclusions can be reached Sen Stuart Symington DMo and RepLucien Nedzi DMich who headed separate congres sional oversight probes into possible CIAWatergate links have said they find the Baker report unconvincing Watergate Chairman Sam J Ervin Jr DN C also has said readingthe Baker report fails to convince him the CIA had any thing to do with the breakins or coverup The report also questioned the official CIA account of the ex tent of the aid given to Hunt at the request of White House ad viser John D Ehrlichman It said the events that led to the Fielding break in at Los Angeles caused a wealth of conflicting testimony among CIA officials The report said that last Feb ruary after a third search of its files the CIA found a transcrip tion of part of Ehrlichmans Ju ly 22 1971 conversation with Marine Gen Robert E Cush man 3r then the CIAs deputy director The document is especially significant in that it quotes Ehrlichman as saying that Hunt was working for the President and that the CIA was to give Hunt carte Blanche the report said Nixons former secretory Butterfield slated to testify today Washington AP Alexander Butterfielda star witness at the Senate Watergate hearings last summer was the first witnessbefore the House Judiciary Committee today ias it opened thefinal phase of its impeachment inquiry Butterfieldwho disclosed the existence qf President Nixons secret tapingsystem faced a day of questioning behind closed doors about the operations of the White House staff during the period of the Watergate inves tigation Now head of the Federal Avi ation Administration Butter field1 was Nixons appointments secretary at the time Thecommittee which has re ceived a vast amount of evi dence concerning the activities of Nixons aides wants to see howit relates to Nixon him self I think Butterfield can show whether Nixon operated in a vacuum with his aides just running loose out there said Rep Ed MezvinskyDIowa He couldbe a significant wit However Rep Trend Lott R Miss said he thought calling Birtterfield was a waste of time Whats he gonna tell us that the Oval Office is oval Butterfield arrived at1 the committees Rayburn Office Building Suite 25 minutes ahead of the am starting time but rushed in thinking it began at 9 am and that he was five minutes late He is the first of 10 witnesses the committee has listed as possible subjects for examina tion before July 12 when it is due to stop taking evidence and start deliberating on proposed articles of impeachment Today was also a deadline for four subpoenas issued by the committee for 49 taped conver sations relating to various sub jects under investigation Nixons chief impeachment lawyer James D St Clair had notified the committee earlier that with Nixon out of the coun try a response to the subpoena would be delayed The four subpoenas were is sued June 24 They sought con versations related to the ITT antitrust case milk producer campaign donations alleged improper use of the Internal Revenue Service and domestic surveillance Nixon has said he will honor no more subpoenas for White House tapes In other Watergaterelated developments Former plumbers super visor David R Young testified in federal court that last year henWhite House domestic ad viser John D Ehrlichman re layed word that President Nixon wanted the plumbers to refuse to answer official questions about the Ellsberg breakin President Nixons former personal lawyer Herbert W Kalmbach surrendered to fed eral marshals to begui serving a sixto 18month jail term for federal campaign finance viola tions   

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