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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Htrrln 212 N MNo 16715e Copy 4 SMtlom 2 Frw Hrrln DHy WEPNESDAY JULY 171974 010175 W 1 LIBRARY I LS NEWSPAPERSBOX 62525 SIU counsel tells By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan A Jackson County grand jury is investigating alleged irregularities over the expen diture of public funds by Southern Illinois University at Carbondale according to a top SIU official The funds were used last year to purchase alcoholic beverages for official enter taining at theUnivcrsity House C Richard Gruny legal counsel to the SIU Board of Trustees said today that he testified before the grand jury for about two hours on Tues day The grand jury apparently is investigating alleged irreg ularities over the expenditure of used to buy alcoholic beverages Last Feb 28 Danilo Ores canin the No 2 man at SIUC resigned his administrative duties after revealing the pos sible irregularities Orescanin has claimed that he did nothing wrong but sim ply followed a standard prac tice of using restricted funds to buy the beverages The restricted funds come fromsources besides stateap propriated tax dollars but still are considered public monies Former SIUC President Da vid R Derge said earlier that he believed money to pur chase the alcoholic beverages came from the SIU Founda tion a notforprofit organiz ation that raises money for the university Derge resigned his adminis trative duties on March 14 two weeks after the alleged irregularities first were re He currently is on a leave of absence but is sup posed to begin caching this fall Gruny said he reported to the grand jury onan investi gation he conducted into the case I jsut told them the facts what I found out Gruny said He said that the board of trustees provided Jackson County States Attorney How ard Hood with all information on the incident last March shortly after it was revealed Gruny said he does not ex pectany indictments by the grand jury Of course the judgement willbe upto the grand jury on any wrongdoing he said Andof coursethey could be wrong and a trial would haveto decide that But I really dont expect anything I believe that with as much attention as this has received it simply is pro per for the grand jury to de cideVif anything else needs to bedone The currentgrand jury is the first in Jackson County since the alleged irregularities were revealed in February Hooddeclined any di r cc tr comment about the case to day He said that the grand jury probably will meet until Monday with any announce ments about actions or indict ments on any cases coming at that time Last April when Hood firs started to investigate the case he said he was interest ed mostly in the possible vio lation of laws on expenditures and not the possible violation of liquor laws SIU officials announced ear lier that the aleoholic bever age purchases were listed as catering instead of their act ual use The fact that alcoho lic beverages were being pur chased was not mentioned in the university vouchers ac cording to officialstatements on the investigation SIU board officials also con ducted an audit into the ac count in question the pres idents official functions ac count No other irregularities were discovered they Gruny said that he was1 the only SIU official to testify on this case1 before the g r an d jury He said that to the best of his recollection he is he first SIU legal counsel ever called to testify before agrandjury He was asked to testify was not Gruny also said that he does northihk any other SIU of ficials will be called to testify When contacted today Ores canin said he was completely unaware of any grand jury investigation He said he has not been asked or subpoenaed to tesjfify inthe investigation 1 currently is a professor of business at the university Other SIUC officials involv with the original investi gation declined any comment today on the grand jury in vestigation Prison continue strike By the Associated Press I workers National Guardsmen patrolled Analysts say the labor unrest prisons in Ohio and Rhode bubbled to the surface with the Island again today replacing lifting of economic controls B United Steelworkers President I W Abel predicted on Tuesday that there would be fewer strikes in the second haU of the prisons in Island aga striking guards Continuing walkouts also left San Francisco area commuters without bus service and stranded or in service ana suauueu ui uauuxj convenienced travelers on two i year because most of fte ma airlines JOT negotiations are behind us airlines Copper miners clerks hospital employes and has been set HJI liquor store and the pattern of settlement auto workers marched picket lines across the nation in what the Federal Mediation and Con ciliation Service said was the largest number of strikes since the organization started keeping records in 1959 The service said there were 688 strikes involving 230000 workers in the week ended July 15 Last year at the same time the service said there were 279 strikes involving Turkey Leaders of one of four unions involved in the Ohio walkouts gathered today for a vote on an offer by a legislative proposal that would boost salaries About 7500 striking public employes closed 25 liquor stores and hampered operations at two universities 15 mental hospitals and eight prisons today Auto workers kept General Motors Lordstown plant shut down forthe fifth day and about moves froops materiel By the Associated Press Informed sources said Turkey was moving 90000 troops and war materiel to its Mediter ranean shores today following the coup on Cyprus and newspapers reported Turkish ghips were sailing near the Greek islands of Rhodes and Mitilene The moves came as Turkish leaders flew urgent talks to on London for the Cyprus crisis military rebels tightened their grip on the island and Archbishop Makarios told a news conference in England he left Cyprus because he felt he would be able to help his people more effectively from outside the country There are approximately 490000 Greeks and 115000 Turks on Cyprus The military rebels that overthrew Makarios on Monday are believed to be committed to enosis or union with Greece and the Turkish government fears any such move would threaten its in terests on the Mediterranean a strike by 1600 clerks fuel truck 2000 coal workers closed mines in the eastern part of the state in a oneday protest of proposed federal strip mining legislation tion National Airlines the nations eighthlargest furloughed 5500 of its 8000 employes as pro spects dimmed for an early set I tlement of mechanics drivers and inspectors of the International Association of Machinists In other labor develop ments Union and management were reported near agreement on a new threeyear contract for 750000 Bell Telephone System employes Sources predicted an agreement before current con expire at midnight A strike was not ex tracts tonight pected Strikes by city bluecollar and police in Baltimore Md have ended with the ratification of twoyear con tracts with hefty wage in creases Dr Leo J Brown 404 W Elm St Carbondale adjusts the sprinkler head on watering device for the ppla beans in his vegetable garden to pro vide moisture during the con tinuing hot dry weather el the past weeks Dr Brown area radiologist former chair man of me Southern IHfnoit University Board ef and world traveler dwigned and built sprinkling sya himself Photo by Jack Griggs Nixon Fair trial for aides extremely difficult New York Times News Service And Associated Press San Clemente President Nixon believes the conviction of his former aide John D Ehrlichman was a blot LCl Colo island Greece has denied any on justice and that it would be involvement with the coup extremely difficult or any In Brussels the North Atlantic Watergate figures to get a fair Treaty Organization except trial in Washington DC ac j MVJ i o loader nf rnp Greece supported a call the withdrawal of Greek officers from the Cyprus national guard as the best way to calm the situation SUNNY Index Low in the mid 70s tonight Mostly sunny Thursday high in low to mid 90s Friday through Sunday highs in up per 80s or lower 90s lows in 60s and 70s Chance of showers Friday Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2326 27 8 cording to a leader of the Presidents grass roots sup porters Rabbi Baruch M Korff Rabbi Korff president of the National Citizens Committee for Fairness to the President met with Nixon Tuesday at the Western White House Korff presented the President with a copy of his new book called The Personal Nixon Staying on the Summit The book contains a long in terview with Nixon recorded by Korff May 13 as well as a series of written answers given by Nixon to the rabbis written questions The interviews provide few new facts but do offer a rare glimpse of Nixons personal reactions toward the Watergate affair and the impeachment proceedings For example Nixon said that if the charges against him in connection with Watergate were true I wouldnt serve for one minute and nobody would have to ask himto resign He term ed Watergate the thinnest scandal in American history The President also said that if he had bugged out of Viet nam as some liberal members of the press wanted Watergate would have been a blip They wouldnt have cared I will stay here do the job that I waselected to do and to I can say if they were i charged the conversations of Nixon said in the intemew Lu tut Presidents that I have known that as a wouldnt like their tone hearings inspired leaks and if i fho rentitatinna Besidesdefending his position the taperecorded interview contained harsh celticism of the news media and some of the men and a denial semitism in response to reports of racial slurs in transcripts of some presidential conversations tions 1 Nixon said he believedsome of Special Prosecutor Leon source stories the reputations of innocent men have been badly damaged I have seen them tried ana convicted in the press and on television so that the chance for not said Although he specifically include himself amongthese Nixon indicated throughout the interview that he felt he had we will call it viciousness sometimes libelous so forth of critics et cetera et cetera et cetera Rabbi Korffs committee published the 125 paperback nervew a been unjustly treated from the land will print 300000 copies m mnntV a tpv time 1H Aenia WatPreate orosecutors television so that the chance tor we toia RWII uwi andTdS to get a fair trial anyplace to standup undervagery 10D inai i was eietteu ut uu trust to the American constituJaworskis eagerbeaver stat ViAnai tn make theiinal fers had engaged in an tional process to make the verdict j HoweverjHhe President said he felt resignation or impeach ment at this time would have devastating consequences in terms of foreign policy would jeopardize the best hope we fers had engaged abusive process He said it will be found that there has been harassment on a massive basis of innocent peo ple that many without guilt have had their reputations badly damaged Many who have jeopardize me uesi uupe we T i have to build a structure of j been charged with guilt have peace in the world Nixon said ty of those who have analyzed the Watergate been charged on flimsy in dictments as wasindicated in the MitchellStans trial Much of the press and lllc WaUCigaLC transcripts saythey dont find particularly I am sorry to say an imneachable offense but much of the television press has almost impossible he beginning of the Watergate scandal He told Korff that he has had well we will call it savagery the next month a key time in the Watergate impeachment proceedings The gets the royalties said committee the Rabbi inaction is linked to Watergate Washington StarNews And Associated Press Jobhealth researchers say they are getting pressure from the Labor Department to tone down their advice on how to protect workers from industrial poisons The pressure is said to be coming from the departments Occupational Safety and Health prosecutor Leon Jaworski Wolfe I Boyds subordinates felt it would calls for an investigation of the not be proper A spokesman at Labor Departments OccupaHEW said that Boyds idea had WPEM3P s Impeachment committee hears last testimony 11J i fn hnlU TTlP 11S6 Of WiretaDS Slid Washington AP The House Judiciary mittee took up the of the stage will then be set for the Comfinal act in the committees muiee F last 1 historic proceedings testimony today in its impeach Judiciary Committee ment inquiry before starting to Chairman Peter W Rodmo Jr DNJ said Tuesday he hopes the committee can reach a final vote by July 26 on whether to recommend impeachment With Democrats hokting a 21 17 edge in the committee the key question on any impeach ment vote will be how many Republicans support it Rep Charles E Wiggins R Calif a leading Nixon loyalist on the committee predicted Tuesday that no Republicans would vote for impeachment and that enough Democrats would switch over to kill it in com mittee draw up proposed articles impeachment At least six articles the chief one charging obstruction of Justice in connection with the Watergate coverup are reported drafted and ready for presentation to the committee in secret sessions Thursday J Friday The questioning today and of Herbert W Kalmbach Presi dent Nixons former personal Iswyer completes a 10week examination by the committee in f a wide range of actions by t President and his close a iciates Following Kalmbachs testimony White House Counsel James D St Clair will be given an opportunity to sum up the case against impeachment and Were going to win this thing be told newsmen I think the committee will act as iswyers when the chips are down The evidence just is not there Wiggins comment prompted other Republicans to say they didnt know how they were going to vote and that it was possible they could vote for impeach ment There are at least four Republicans waiting to see what the legal theories for impeach ment are said Rep Thomas F Railsback RI11 He identified the four as himself and William S Cohen of Maine M Caldwell Butler of Virginia and Hamilton Fish Jr of New York Cohen agreed with Railsbacks estimate and said there could be more than four Republicans voting for impeachment after examining the proposed articles or theories as the staff has been instructed to call them and thefacts that relate to them Wiggins prediction that im peachment would fail in the Judiciary Committee led Repi Don Edwards DCalif to aay Im at a loss to understand how anyone could come to that con clusion and bea lawyer and a literate person Besides an obstruction of justice article which would cover the White House role in Watergate from the June 17 1972 breakin at Democratic headquarters up to the present the staff is expected to propose articles based1 on Alleged use of government agencies for political purposes including use of the Internal Revenue Service to harass those designated as enemies of the administration Contempt 01 Congress for failing to comply with eight committee subpoenas calling for 147 taned conversations Nixons personal finances including underpayment of in come taxes1 in the years 196872 funds were to his personal use The use of wiretaps and the special investigating unit known as the plumbers for domestic surveillance charging Nixon broad with article abuse of presidential powers and his IM r with failure to meet the Consittu tional requirement that he take care that the laws be faithfully executed perjury trial of California Lt Gov Ed Reinecke continued US District Court Reinecke is charged with lying to a Senate committee when he testified that he did not discuss the 1972 Republican National Convention with former Atty Gen John N Mitchell until after an antitrust case against International Telephone Telegraph was settleddutof court The issue revolves around a COmC tOACa UI LUC JCdAO and allegations that federal fledge of to the 1972 T A fwMwt a pnnciHiarV m convention from a subsidiary of ITT i Watergate controversy related to jobhealth rules The Labor Department agency has been charged with having played politics with the health and safety of more than 5 million workers in order to get industry contributions for the 1972 presidential campaign The charges derived in part from the final report of the Senate Watergate committee were made by Dr Sidney E Wolfe head of health research group affiliated with cinptuner advocate Ralph Nader According to Wolfe im plementation oftfie policy has apparently caused the Labor Department to fail to set safety standards for worker exposure to all but one of 16 industrial substances known to cause ill nesses ranging from cancer and mental confusion to eye and lung disease And in the oneinstance he said where standards have been set for asbestos no action was taken until a petition last year by the AFLCIO tional Safety and Health Ad ministration to determine the extent to which that agencys present and past failure to pro tect workerslives andhealth is due to plans to raise funds from industry for the 1972 presidential election by promises of lax en forcement of federal law While Wolfe based his charges on polities of the 1972 campaign sources say OSHA officials want health at the Department of Health Educa tion and Welfare to quit recom mending safe levelsfor in dustrial substances that are harmful to workers been rejected because the law requires HEW to recommend specific ceiling levels TheSenate Watergate com mittee has published a memorandum written by OSHAs former chief George C Guenther The memo proposed that Nixbn fund raisers use me agencys record asa selling point with the employers he was supposed to be regulating Guenther wrote the memo f months before the 1972 election and predicted no controversial standards for worker exposure say resently HEW researchers issue criteria documents for sources to substances such as cotton dust etc will be proposed by OSHAbr NIOSH NIOSH isthe National Institute of Occupa IpfiUC d ItCAid t different poisons recommending tional Safety and Health run by specific ceilings which they feel HEW willeliminate health hazards He also said in the memo he OSHA then must translate toe recommendations into legally enforceable standards weighing such economic factors as jobs and income Critics often charge that OSHA swaps lives for profits arid sources say this has led OSHA officials to seek an end to HEWs specific recommenda tions One source mside OSHA said that Hie agencys standards chiefDanielP Boyd pressed HEW officials for an end to specific recommendations of safe levels during a meeting two in letters to Atty Gen weeksago William B Saxbe and special I The source said some of intended to clear new employes the Republican National Committee and said he had discussed with fund raiser Lee Nunn the great potentialof OSHA as a sales point for fund raising and general support by employers Your suggestions as to how to promote the advantagesof four more years of properly managed OSHA would be a preciated the memaid The Watergate committee said Guenthers plan was the man to whom it was ad dressed Laurence Sflberman now the US deputy general   

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