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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 15, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICB Carbendala 710 N IlllnoU Murphyibore 1113 Walnut Hvrln 212 N lift 82No US15e a Copy Two uthern Dlinoisan 010175 Herrln Dilly Joiinwl Murphytboro Indtptndtnt MONDAY JULY 151974 BOX 789 BtCATUH ILL 62525 A hayride ended in tragedy when a tractor fell through this bridge on a vacated Union County road Photo by Jack Griggs Greek army seizes Cyprus President Artakarios Athens AP Greek army officers com manding the Cypriot National Guard have seized control of Cyprus and toppled the gov ernment of President Makarios Radio Cyprus announced today Reports differed on the fate of Makarios Radio Cyprus announced newspaper publisher Nicholas Sampson had been appointed president to succeed Makarios Sampson publishes the news paper Machi meaning com bat The radio earlier reported that Makarios had been killed but did not repeat this report in an nouncing the appointment of Sampson A Turkish Cypriot radio monitored in Ankara said Ma karios had survived the coup and taken refuge with the United Nations force assigned to keep peace betweebn Greeks and Turks on the island The Turkish broadcast said Makarios appealed to all loyal Cypriots to struggle to end the foreign aggression in our home land It said he also sought United Nations intervention to halt unnecesary bloodshed among brothers In Greece a military source said the Greek armed forces had been put in a state of alert and in Turkey Premier Bulent Ecevit canceled a trip to Turkeys Agean area and called an extraordinary cabinet meet ing Ecevit declared Turkey will not let any alien touch the Turkish communitys basic rights on the island The Greek officers of the Na tional Guard were recently ac cused by Makarios of supporting the terrorist EokaB organiza tion which seeks to unite Cyrpus with Greece Union with Greece or Enosis had also been an early goal of Makarios but he gave it up in favor of an independent Cyprus because of bitter opposition to Enosis by the islands large Turkish minority Makarios 60 has been the political leader for the islands struggle for independence from Britain in the 1950s and had been president since independ ence on Aug 16 1960 He also has been archbishop and head of the Cypriot Orthodox Church since 1950 Britains high commissioner to Cyprus Steven Olver reported to London that the presidential palace in Nicosia was under at tack but there is no confirma tion on the whereabouts of President Makarios a spokes man for the British Foreign Of fice reported Olver reported that there was fighting in Nicosia the nations capital and Limassol He said tanks had surrounded the Nicosia airport and the rebel forces had taken over Radio Cyprus Normal communications with the Mediterranean island off the south coast of Turkey were severed and the international airport at Nicosia was clos ed Carbondale Marine heads security unit A Carbondale Marine is the noncommissioned officer in charge of security at the American embassy in Nicosia Cypress Cypress is reportedly in a state of civil war follow ing the slaying of the presi dent Makarios and overthrow of the government Gunnery Sgt R L Boyd is in charge of a small 25man security force at the embassy according to his father James E Boyd of Rt 8 Carbondale The US State Department told Boyds father today that they have little information on the uprising but believe Boyds wife Marty and daughter Robin 9 had been moved on to the embassy compound for protection Boyds father said his son is a 16year veteran of the Marines He feels his family will be sent home soon Hostages escape Fugitives reject offer to Washington AP Two armed convicts today rejected government offers and pressed their seige in the U S District Court cellblock even though their seven hostages had escaped nearly 24 hours ear lier The hostages fled Sunday morning after enduring 68 hours of captivity The escape became possible when authorities smuggled a key to the hos tages Justice Department spokes man Mark Sheehan said today that Frank Gorham Jr turned down a government offer to fly Gorham and his partner Robert N Jones to federal prison medical facilities in Springfield Mo or Marion 111 Sheehan cited no reason for the refusal but Gorham said in a telephone call to radio station WASH that the pair sought a prison on the East Coast or Lawrence Coast presumably meaning the St Lawrence River Before the line was mysteri ously cut off Gorham said that in addition to the geographical demand the pair wanted assur ances they would not be sepa rated and that they would not be placed in solitary confine ment Negotiations between au thorities and the two convicts continued through the night and into the morning Food also was sent down to the prisoners Sheehan said Earlier the government turned off the air conditioning in the basement at the courthouse at the foot of Capitol Hill and briefly turned the furnace on The temperatures outside hov ered in the high 80s At 7 pm Sunday the convicts released a woman inmate Washington one of several prisoners in the deten tion center caught up in the I standoff when Gorham and Jones used a concealed 22cali ber pistol to take over at 2 pm Thursday i For the first time the two convicts who had repeatedly told newsmen they would kill the hostages if denied safe passage from the country were alone in the cellblock One of the hostages deputy marshal Calvon L Mouton had I conceived a scheme for escape and relayed it to officials in a am telephone call Mouton had asked them to smuggle the hostages an elevator key in a sanitary napkin requested by one of the women in the cell block The package with the key was delivered unsearched to deputy marshal William Colquit The hostages used a rear elevator out of Jones sight Evidence on fape Watergate committee dead COOLER Washington AP The Senate Watergate com mittee which exposed the di merisions of the nations great est political scandal is dead The sevenman panel officially named the Senate Select Com mittee on Presidential Cam paign Activities expired over the weekend with the release of its 3215page final report detailing one of Americas most tragic happenings The mountain of documentary and testimonial evidence col lected during the committees 16 months of active investigation have been stored on computer tape and willed to the panels principal survivors the House Judiciary Committees im peachment inquiry and the Spe cial Watergate Prosecution Force The aftermath of the June 17 1972 breakin at Democratic national headquarters in the Watergate the committee said was characterized by corrup tion fraud and abuse of official power As preventive medicine the members unanimously recom mended a massive overhaul of federal election lawscreation of a permanent independent pro secutors office and specific limits on a presidents power to violate a citizens privacy The report summarized the abuses uncovered in nationally televised hearings last year and officially presented the panels findings in its investigation of various campaign financing ac tivities and misuse of govern ment power for poltical pur poses Although virtually all of the final report had been made public or leaked to the press in various forms the official document eliminated most of the conclusions drawn by the com mittee staff when drafting the reports 11 separate sections While leaving it for the House Judiciary Committee and the courts to fill in the names the committee painted a number of unmistakable portraits lii the Watergate breakin and coverup section of the report the committee wove together the testimony of John W Dean III and the White Houseedited transcripts of President Nix ons Watergate conversations to show that a massive conspiracy to obstruct justice reached the highest levels of government Fair tonight with low in the mid to upper 60s Mostly sun ny Tuesday high in upper 80s Wednesday through Fri day highs in mid 90s and lows generally in the 70s INDEX Classified 1316 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 19 Editorials 4 Family Living Farm 5 Records K17 Sports 1M2 Weather details map 17 Kerner asks that court reconsider Washington AP Lawyers for former Illinois Gov Otto Kerner Jr asked the Supreme Court today to recon sider its decision not to review his conviction on burglary and related charges Kerners attorneys argued that the government has changed its position on a key issue in the case since the Su preme Court decided June 17 not to review the cast Garfoagemen settle Strikes hit airlines and copper industry By the Associated Press National Airlines and tht capper industry were hit by strikes today but a tentative settlement was reached in the lengthy walkout by garbagemen and other city employes in Bal timore A union spokesman said ne gotiators would recommend ap proval of the offer to 3000 striking Baltimore employes some of whom have been off the job since July 1 A separate dispute involving city police re mained unsettled with the issue of reprisals the main stumbling block The National Airlines strike involved mechanics In the cop per industry workers walked out on four major producers in a dispute that threatened to in volve 30000 industry employes Prison guards and other workers picketed a dozen state facilities in Ohio with employes at some state liquor stores vowing to join the job actionv The dispute between the Na tional Football LeaguePlayers Association and the NFL Man agement Council involving players rights entered its third week with no settlement in Bight In Baltimore union spokesand 45 cities in the United States man Barry Able said union and with 150 daily flights It employs city negotiators reached agree1 about 8000 persons in the municipal employes i phoenix Ariz Workers strike at about 2 am Three struck four of the nations hours later he said bth sides largest producers of copper in the police dispute reached American Smelting and Re agreement on economic issues fining Co Magma Copper Co He said the negotiators would recommend approval of the of fer if it included apledge of nc j reprisals against striking police who walked out Thursday night joining other city workers on the picket line Able declined to discuss the details of either offer saying they would first be announced to j the union membership Phelps Dodge Corp and Kenne cott Copper Co Pickets went up at a number of facilities from coast to coast including Kenne cotts openpit mine at Midvale the nations largestSeveral smaller firms Inspiration Cities Service and Miami Cop per Co near Miami Ariz i also were being picketed Ohio Some 2000 state em E1 s e w h e r e siiipworkers ployes mostly prison guards miners autoworkers and bus I and bluecollar workers are i drivers were involved in labor disputes most of them cen tered on monetary issues Here iis a rundown Naples Fla About 1600 mechanics inspectors clerks cleaners and fuel truck drivers striking at seven penal centers and five mental health hos pitals Lordstown Ohio About 4000 open grievances and 41 local contract issues were to be dis o cussed today between General International Association j Motors Corp and striking of Machinists struck National j United Auto Workers Local Airlines after an impasse in ne1112 officials said negotiations gotiations over fringe benefits A Sunday produced very little The union negotiator said other strike which began Friday has unions would honor IAM pickets idled 7800 hourly wage earners and the airline would be shut I at the Chevrolet Vega and van down National aeryes Londontruck assembly Met Bridge fails kills woman By Wanda Bams Of The Southern Illinoisan One woman was killed and four persons injured Saturday when a tractor and haywagon fell through a rotted bridge on a vacated road in a remote area in northwestern Union County The dead woman Linda Sue Arnold 19 of Jonesboro her i twoyearold daughter Kim and Roger Levan 19 Wolf Lake were pinned beneath the tractor according to Levan The child Levan Donald Ford 24 of Wolf Lake driver of the tractor and George Pay Myers 25 of Wolf Lake sustained minor injuries Levan was hospitalized one day in the Union County Hos pital in Anna for observation The others were treated About 20 persons were rid ing on the haywagon about pm when the bridge col lapsed and the tractor fell pulling the wagon with it Levan Mrs Arnold and the baby were riding on the fend er of the tractor when it fell into the creek bed below Levan said when the front wheels hit the bridge it sound ed to me like the bridge crack ed Levan said the tractor went down and when he opened his eyes he realized I was pinned and the mother and baby were pinned Mrs Arnold lived awhile but died before the tractor could be removed Levan said A tractor was used after two lightweight wreckers could not liftthe fallen trac tor Rosson said The twoyearold child was found beneath the body of her mother according to an am bulance driver Levans friends told him they were pinned there three hours Levan was pulled free by some of his friends and was taken by ambulance to the Union Comity Hospital in An na before Mrs Arnold and the child could be removed he said Myers suffered a broken an kle Ford back injuries the baby body bruises and Levan back leg and body bruises Levan said Levan said the hayride started at a service station in Wolf Lake The ride was to be through a scenic area through the hills and back to the service station The accident occurred on a 16foot wooden bridge rotted with age on a district road vacated March 31 1973 in Road District 2A Highway Supt Loren Hinkle said Hinkle said the bridge was posted with a 5ton load limit many years before the road was vacated and before other bridges were inspected in a recent federally required bridge survey Mother trapped under tractor in Union County The hayride tractor weighed 8 tons Hinkle said the bridge was not among those inspected since it was only 16 feet wide and the inspection was re quired for bridges 20 feet wide or wider Hinkle said when a district road is vacated the ownership of the land reverts to adjoin landowners The adjoining landowner is the United States Forest Service Hinkle said Obituary page 17 Bad bridge caused first accident A woman was killed Satur day in a bridge collapse in Union County calling atten tion again to a campaign against the countys unsafe bridges The bridge involved in the most recent collapse however was not located on a public road but on a road vacated more than a year ago by Road District 2A Linda Sue Arnold 19 of rur al Jonesbbro died and four persons were injured when the bridge collapsed at pm Saturday The bridge collapse Satur day follows the collapse of a 60foot bridge ataiost two months ago in which a road grader operator was seriously injured Clyde Henderson 45 of Anna suffered broken legs in the mishap May 16 when his 20ton grader fell through the bridge west of Jonesboro The steel trestle bridge with wooden planks and creosoted pilings built between 1900 and 1910 collapsed shortly after a loaded school bus crossed it The timber pilings gave way when the grader was stopped on the bridge Highway Supt Loren Hinkle said The bridge was one of about 55 bridges posted unsafe fol lowing a survey of 20foot or wider bridges required by the Federal Highway Administra tion Since the bridge collapse toe county has changed its em phasis from summer road re pairs to bridge repairs About 14 bridges have been repaired and resurveyed States attorneys testify at hearing By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan Conflictof interest and plea bargaining were among the subjects raised today as Southern Illinois states attor neys testified before a legis lative commission studying the criminal justice system in Carbondale today Howard Hood Jackson County states attorney Do lores J Johnson Pope County states attorney and W C Spomer states attorney of Al exander County presented testimony this morning The bipartisan commission chaired by Rep Romie J Pal mer RBlue Island is study ing the feasibility of consoli dating states attorneys offices on a regional basis The question of conflict of interest arose during Mrs Johnsons testimony She is a parttime states attorney who said she devotes about 50 per cent of her time to the elected office She is paid a year She was asked about pos sible conflict of interest be tween her private clients and her duties of public prosecu tion She said if the occasion arose she would ask for help from a special state prosecu tor The commission also dis cussed the feasibility of in creasing the tax resources available in Pope County to support an expanded criminal justice system Hood in his testimony said that 80 per cent of the cases handled by the states attor neys office are plea bargain ed The large number of plea bargained cases are necessary to keep the court dockets cleared Hood said calling it a matter of survival Hood said he would like to see plea bargaining done away with but said that is impossible without the coope ration of the courts and the people who fund the criminal justice system He said the way the system works now is absurd The whole system is coming apart Hood is a fulltime states attorney receiving year He said he has two time assistants and one part time assistant who vil cases U Hood said that most first offenders in nonviolent crimes receive or without plea bargaining Over half of the charges in cases brought in Jackson County are reduced through plea bargaining he said Spomer was the third wit ness to present testimony at the oneday hearing held at Southern Dlinois University at Carbondale   

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