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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 LIBRARI LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECATUR 114 62525 PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Herrlr 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Volume 32No 16212e a Copy uthern Hllnoisan Svcctwor to Ca Leaving the court Nina Palmquist Meyers Warren widow of former Chief Justice of the United States Earl Warrsn leaves the Supreme Court in Wash ington today with the Rev C Leslie Glenn right Jus tice Warrens body was lying in state at the building today Behind Mrs Warren are two of her daughters Mrs John Daley left and Mrs Stuart Brien The man at Mrs War rens right is unidentified Story on page 10 APWirephoto At million cost SIU board asked to proceed with corecreational facility The Southern Illinois Univer sity Board of Trustees was to be asked today to proceed with the corecreational facility onj the east campus of SIUCarbon dale on the basis of the total cost of bids received recently million The facility scaleddown pre viously because of rising con struction costs had been esti mated originally at million It had then been hoped to bring construction in at mil lion the amount of money SIUC had available from payments into a special student recrea tional fee over a number of years However the bids came in at million and the SIU board tabled consideration of the project last month Today however T Richard Mager vice president for de velopment and services was scheduled to ask the board to empower its executive commit tee to proceed with the project at the million figure Mager indicated that exami nation of the recreational fund nowshows accumulated interest has brought the total up to million His recommendation to t h e board would provide for the exe cutive committee to negotiate with the lowbidding contractors on the basis of construction cost ing million Mager said that to wait any longer on proceeding with the project would mean only that the cost would continue to rise William J Crowley of Home wood was named today by the SIU Board of Trustees as a fiscal management adviser to the board board chairman Ivan Elliott of Carmi announced Crowley is to review the total financial picture of the univer sity and will be spending the next few weeks on both the campuses Elliotts announcement did not say how much Crowley will be paid for his work Jourrwl THURSDAY JULY 11 1974 Construction strike may be over Southern Illinois contractors will wait on a contract ratifi cation vote by area teamsters this weekend before preparing to resume work Teamsters and contractors reached tentative agreement Wednesday in a strike now in its sixth week Although most of the 13 Teamster locals involved in the strike returned to work today pending rati fication votes members of Lo cal 347 of West Frankfort re mained off their jobs waiting for official ratification Well start up as soon as its ratified Orville Hudgens president of the Egyptian Con tractors Association said to day But well still wait until the ratification makes it leg al Asked if the strike could significantly affect the com pletion date of some Southern Illinois projects Hudgens said Its not like a crap game you cant double up and catch up Regardless of what Con gress does about daylight sav ings time theres still only 24 hours in a day and 12 months in a year He said jobs that previously could have been completed in November naturally would have to carry over until next year Asked if he knew of any such projects Hudgens said With the material scarcity and the shortages Ive given up trying to guess on it The agreement in Spring field Wednesday ended a 37 day strike that disrupted con struction in 86 downstate coun ties Details of the pact were not released pending a ratification vote by the unions 13 down state locals The dispute con cerned wages work rules and a union demand that con tractors give up the right to sue over strikes involving grievances Ten of the 13 locals decided to return to work today a spokesman for the AGC said with the other 525 in Alton local 347 in West Frankfort and local 50 in Belleville waiting until after their ratification vote this weekend Voting on the agreement be gan Wednesday night as the 50member local 627 in Peoria voted 20310 to accept the con tract Union officials said they expected the agreement to be ratified by the other 12 locals Campaign gift buys gems Washington AP The Senate Watergate com mittee says contributions to President Nixons 1968 cam paign were used to buy his wife expensive diamondearrings and may have financed thousands of dollars of luxury items for his Florida home The committee said its in vestigators also built a strong circumstantial case suggesting but not proving that C G Bebe Rebozo the Presidents closest friend may havej diverted for his own purposes atj least part of a conj tribution from billionairej Howard Hughes A White House spokesman called the report warmed over baloney based on u n s u b stantiated allega tions The committee also reported that early in his administration President Nixon asked Rebozo to solicit major contributions from oil magnate J Paul Getty to pay for White House social events However the committee said Wednesday that the project to be kept under exclusive White House control fell through when top presidential aides decided that such use of private money would be inappropriate The 350page report on cam paign funds saiid investigators circumvented Rebozos refusal to cooperate in furnishing re quested financial statements by subpoenaeing the records of Key Biscayne contractors who might have worked either for Rebozo or the President The effort produced informa tion mat in the 19681972 period Rebozo spent more than much of it in bills for the Presidents benefit buying such items as a 20by40 foot swimming pool a fireplace Watergate committee says Nixon used funds fo buy diamond earrings for wife No board approval needed SI UG Employes to get pay hikes By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Most employes of Southern Illinois University at Carbon dale will receive merit pay increases on their July 30 checks despite the fact that there was no action on the raises by the SIU Board of Trustees today In June the board gave the campus presidents and the chief of board staff authority to give the raises without board approval A list of the raises is expected to go to the board at its August meet ing The state has not yet de termined whether SIU em ployes will receive 5 or 8 per cent raises University offici als are expecting to give 5 per cent raises to most em ploye s and will g i v e those raises beginning in July In the past the board has approved a detailed list of the pay increases at its July meeting Despitr a very short agen da the board spent more than the two hours it had alloted for a closed executive session this morning At todays open meeting a proposal to allow commercial advertising on WIDE a stu dent radio station operating only on the campus was with drawn The proposal will be submitted later according to SIUC interim president Hir am Lesar In personnel items approved by the board Andrew T Vau ghan professor of health edu cation was named director of the General Studies Divi sion He has served as assis tant dean of general studies He did not receive a change in salary James A Tweedy professor of plant and soil science was named assistant dean of the School of Agriculture and George Curtis Brown was ap proved as director of the School Journalism The board also approved re taining two wellknown pro fessors despite their going be yond the mandatory retire ment age Herbert T J Mar shall will be retained as pro fessor of theater and Paul A Schilpp will be retained as visiting professor of phil osophy In other personnel action the board approved a number of changes of faculty appoint ment from a twelvemonth ba sis to a ninemonth basis The board approved Robert A Wosylus as an instructor in foreign languages and lit eratures at a month Wosylus had been fired earlier and had filed suit against the university to retain his job Since receiving the new job he has withdrawn his suit major architectural changes and a pool table It also led to the discovery that Rebozo was using fourj separate trust accounts not in his name but in that of his at torney Thomas Wakefield the report said It was through these accounts that money was channeled to buy the diamond earnings for the 60th birthday of Patricia Nixon March 221971 the report said Federal campaign law does not prohibit using campaign funds for personal expenses but the Internal Revenue Service have to be declared as taxable income for the individual in volved PresidentNixons income taxes for ttie years 1969 through 1972 do not list any such gifts The earrings containing 20 diamonds mounted in platinum were ordered from New Yorki jeweler Harry Winston and cost a total of But the President paid only with a personal check drawn on a Washington bank the committee said It said his secretary Rose Mary Woods supplied another The remaining was Walker to delay nominees Lindsay Schaub News Service Springfield Gov Daniel Walker told the supplied through the Rebozo Wakefield trust accounts in the Miami area and most of that amount originated in the 1968 Nixon campaign the report said Rebozo has maintained in all his appearances that he is free of any misconduct or im propriety in relation to cam paign funds Even though the committee has gone out of existence Rebozos attorneys are pursuing a court suit to enjoin the com mittee from pursuing its in vestigation or from seeking contempt of Congress action against him Nixons lawyer James D St Glair told did not consider the Senate report even worth commenting on He said I doubt it very much that the report would be considered by the House im peachment inquiry In the letter that was sent to the President he said it was admitted that the evidence was incomplete based largely in many respects on hearsay In its investigation in Key Biscayne the committee found in expenditures made for Nixons benefit by Rebozo which were not reflected in Nixons statements of assets and net worth reported last year by an accounting firm The report said that as much as in currency mostly in S100 bills may have been in volved and that from an analysis of Rebozos financial position the only large amounts of cash to which he had access were the payment from Hughes and a contribu tion from an executive of the WinnDixie Corp The report said that Rebozo had authority to draw on Nix ons personal account in the Key Biscayne Bank and that in vestigators could find no ap parent reason other than con cealment for his use of cash or of trust acounts toxpay for improvemewnts at the Nixon home As to the Hughes payment the committee noted that each ma jor figure has changed his own story at least once and that each story conflicts in significant details with accounts told by others The investigators cast doubt however on Rebozos claim that he retainedHie untouch ed for three years eventually returning to a Hughes representative exactly the same 1001 bills he had been given The newest bills among the 1001 which were painstakingly examined by the committee did not reach a commercial bank for distribution until Oct 1 1970 This is later than the latest date any of the principals has I said the final delivery of cash was made to Rebozo State Board of Education today that he will not fill three of its Continuing coverup1 Discrepancies called disturbing1 The Washington AP thirdranked House Supplies enough Democratic votes for approval CIIWWW Partee backs 2 GOP money bills 1 J flf1 tHlS 1 By Lindsay Schaub News Service And Associated Press Saying he was no longer will ing to be a pawn in a game Senate minority leader Cecil Partee DChicago supplied Republicans with e n o u g h Democrat votes to approve ap propriations bills for two state agencies with controversial attorney generals a m e n d jnents attached to them With support of Chicago Democrats and some from the Senate approved a conference committee report funding the Environmental potection Agency by a vote of 396 Contained in this bill is an amendment giving Atty Gen William Scotts office more than to fund legal services fpithe agency Just before the ERA vote the Senate revived and approved a conference committee report funding the Illinois Liquor Con trol Commission containing a similar amendment That vote was 395 The House then approved the Liquor Control Commission ap propriation and sent it to the to be resolved this is believed to be a major breakthrough in getting the House and Senate into a position for adjournment until after the November elec tions governors desk for tion A House vote was expected later in the day on the EPA bill which could pose some problems because of past House insistence on giving the agency an addi tional to be used in part on a hazardous substances pro gram Other agency appropriations bills were going to Gov Daniel Walker without the controversial attorney generals amend ments one of this issues which the legislature at log gerheads for 11 days into the new fiscal year Though other matters remain JllB The House must still approve the Department of Transporta final appropriation This was expected this afternoon The bill then would go to conference committee to resolve differences between versions by House and Senate The House and Senate also need to resolve differences over the structure of a commission to supervise the development of the states energy program which is centered coal con struction of a gasification plant The loggerhead has been the provision tacked onto most ap propriations bills which would give the attorney general sole and exclusive use of money used for legal services Scott a Republican confirm ed Wednesday at news con ferences in Chicago and Spr ingfield that he had agreed to the removal of the socalled at torney generals amendment from some 15 budget bills tied up in legislative conference committees But he remained adamant about retaining the provision on the bills appropriating money fo rthe Environmental Protec tion Agency and the Liquor Control Commission Walkers press aide Norton Kay said the governor would fight to keep the amendment off those bills if anyone will fight for us The dispute has generally followed party lines in the legislature where Republicans hold a onevote majority in each house However either party can block final passage of a bill at this stage because a three fifths vote is needed to approve appropriations bills after July 1 State officials said the delay might hold up some state payrolls although legislative leaders said they were confident all state employes would be paid on time As a precaution however Walker and Comptroller George W Lindberg announced Wednesday they had agreed on a procedure to expedite the processing of appropriations bills and payrolls Lindberg said the same pro cedure would be Mowed for the issuance of public aid and state income tax refund checks He said some 100000 tax refund checks were ready to be distriSuted but could not be released until after passage of the Revenue Departments fiscal 1975 appropriation vacancies during the current legislative session The vacancies were created when the Senate rejected Walkers nominees to the new 17member board Walker dropped in today on the boards first meeting since the Senates confirmation ac tion Afterward Walker reporters he will name new members to tl names submitted to him by a blueribbon screening com mittee if possible By that Walker said he meant he would use the screening committees list of candidates the candidates were from thej geographical areas in which vacancies now exist Walker also told the board he was very sorry three eminently qualified persons were rejected by the Senate in its eminent wisdom The board meeting was scheduled to last most of to day Republican says discrepancies between transcripts prepared by the White House and by the House impeachment panel are so damaging they may indicate the existence of a continuing coverup Rep John B Anderson RHl said Wednesday the discrepan cies create very disturbing implications Anderson said he is reserving wname rters he ml name i evidence accumulated by the members to the board from Comnlittee But he ticularl Transcripts compared pg U upset to read that the committee transcript contained this state ment by President Nixon during a March 22 1973 meeting with four aides I want you all to stonewall it let them plead the Fifth Amendment coverup or anything else if itll save it save the plan Ehrlichman OKd covert1 search STORMY Tonight chance of thunder storms low in lower 70s Part ly sunny Friday with chance of thunderstorms andhigh in lower 90s Washington AP Associate special Watergate prosecutor William H Merrill conceded today that John D Ehrlichman did not approve a breakin at the office of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist but said the former presidential assistant was guilty of plotting an illegal nontraceable secret search Making his final argument to the jury Merrill said Its clear that no one used the word break operation on condition it not be traced back to the White House Ehrlichman conceded giving approval in the summer of 1971 but denied he ever contemplated anything illegal Ehrlichman and three others are charged with violating the civil rights of the psychiatrist Dr Lewis J Fielding of Beverly Hills Calif whose office was broken into Sept 31971 Ehrlichman is also charged INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports details map in because a breakin was contemplated To talk about a breakin with four counts of lying to the and a federal grand 1922 would not only be inconsistent with covert but inconsistent 27 with nontraceable Merrill 4 said testimony and memos 2223 entered in evidence at the 11 1517 dayold plumbers trial have said 23 Ehrlichman approved a covert President Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger both testified at the request of the defense Wednesday US District Judge Gerhard Gesell saiifl he will delay hj0 final instructions until Friday with the six mansix woman jury begins deliberations   

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