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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 PUBLICATION OFFICI 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Hrrln 212 N Volume 82No 17215e Copy TWO Sections 789 Fre Hwrtn Dally Jeurnil lirttiaiwfcnt TUESDAY JULY 13 1974 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphysboro Walker defends cutbacks reducing SIU pay fnr w decision money to match state funds couldI IKEframing c By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan Gov Daniel Walker flew to Southern Illinois Monday to repeat a prepared statement given earlier in Springfield blast Republican legislators and say that his budget vetoes will not hurt the Southern Il linois Supplemental freeway system As another part of the total budget reduction of mil lion Walker said he is slash ing the 8 per cent pay raises for Southern Illinois Univer sity employes passed by the legislature back to the original 5 per cent agreed to by the Illinois Board of Higher Edu cation He is making the same reduction for the University of Illinois he said Walker speaking at a press conference at the Southern Il linois airport blamed ir responsible Republican lead ership in the Illinois General Assembly for a shamble of wrecked programs unconsti tutional actions and monu mental overspending Concerning the supplemen tal freeway system Walker said that million cut from the Dept of Transporta tion budget is excess paper Some appropria tions were for work that could not be done in fiscal year 1975 he said The supplemental freeway from East St Louis to Car bondale is in the design and corridor stage and is going forward he said The Republican leadership overappropriated money for every segment whether it was ready for construction or not Walker said Walker said he has not yet signed the Hambletonian bills which would provide money from other horse races in the state to build up the purse for the trotting classicand would also provide repair and maintenance funds for the Du Quoin State Fair grounds I will be taking action on that this week he said He took the occasion to criticize William Scott Illinois attorney general for his decision against parimutuel betting at the race Walker vetoed two other bills sponsored and widely supported by Southern Illinois legislators One was a community edu cation bill appropriating mon ey to community education di rectors to coordinate activities between school district uni versity and junior college boards community park boards teen and senior citi zen activities and others The hill provided for seed money to match state funds to federal grants Rep Norbert Springer R Chester who sponsored the bill in the house said the bill was noa a park barrel Walker listed it in his veto an educationally valuable pro ject Sen Kenneth V Buzbee who sponsored an unsuccess ful version of the bill the ses sion before agreed I dont consider that pork are a lot of schools across the state that could be training community education directors he said Walker also vetoed legisla tion sponsored by Rep Clyde Choate DAnna to divert di saster relief funds to mine subsidence damage calling it pork barrel The governor severely cut back funds for land acquisi tion for the state Dept of Conservation He said Monday the state is not out of the land acquisition area but had to cut back on that and park maintenance Rep Ralph Dunn RDu Quoin objected to Walkers cutback of pay raises for state employes from the a month proposed by the legisla tors to a month The money is not necessary for the highlypaid govern ment employes Dunn said but there are many people who make about a week working for the state and they need the higher pay raise He said he would vote to override that veto as well as the Walker cutback of funds for public aid recipients reek premier reported out Paris AP Gen Phaedon Gizikis pres ident of Greece has invited former Premier Constantine Caramanlis to end his exile in Paris and return to Greece as premier Caramanlisof fice announced today Caramanlis office sadd he would head a government of national union A man who answered the telephone said that Caramanlis already had left his apartment to go to Athens He said he did not know details of the flight A former cabinet minister re ported after conference with the Greek military leadership that the government of Premier Adamantios Androutsopoulos resigned today Trhere was no immediate of ficial confirmation Former minister P e t r o s Yarousalias was one of seven leading former Greek politicians summoned to the office of1 President Gen Phaedon Gizikis for urgent consultations that dragged through nearly six hours Yarousalias said there would be a full government announce ment at 2 pm EDT detailing the government change A group Athenians outside the presidential office clapped and cheered as the meeting broke up People chanted unity and Democracy as the politicians drove off The unexpected resignation came after Athens had been swamped by rumors of a coup or an impending government change Cyprus names new chief to appease Turkey By the Associated Press The Greek Cypriot who took over the Cyprus presidency from the ousted Archbishop Makarios resigned today and a prominent figure in the old re gime was named to replace nun Cyprus radio said The move was seen as an attempt to reach a peace accord with Turkey The British reported a new outbreak of fighting on Turkeys invasion beachhead in northern Cyprus near Kyrenia despite a ceasefire agreement accepted by all sides Shortly before these develop ments Tukeys deputy prime minister Necmettin Erbakan renewed an old Turkish demand for partition of the Mediterra nean island between Greek and Turkish cypriots Named to take over the Cypriot presidency was Glafocs Clerides who was speaker of the House of Representatives before Makarios was overthrown July 15 in a coup by the national guard under the leadership of regular Greek army offi cers The Cyprus radio broadcast said Clerides already had been sworn into office Clerides a lawyer headed intercommunal talks with Turks under Makarios the a Royal Navy task force was evacuating stranded Britons and other foreigners from the northern coast The ministry said the evacuation of about 2500 foreignerswas continuing without too much difficulty be cause the fighting was about six miles from the evacuation point The Defense Ministry said it had no details of the battle ac tion The United Nations in New York said troops of its peace force on Cyprus took over the airport at Nicosia the Cypriot capital because of new fighting there A U N headquarters spokesman said no details of the Nicosia fighting were available to him but that he described it as a new and serious breach of the ceasefire The ceasefire had been called for 10 am EDT Monday but fighting continued for several hours after that deadline Federal Bureau of Investi gation agents about noon to day captured two walkaways from the Marion Federal Pen itentiary work camp in Bowl Ing Green Ky The FBI said Edward Ber gdorff and Eddie Wright were driving in a stolen truck Wright and Bergdorff were discovered missing at the 10 pm Sunday inmate count The archbishop who is in the United States declined im mediate comment on the ap pointment of Clerides A spokesman for Makarios said he was watching political developments in Greece and would have nothing to say until that situation is clarified Reports of a coup swept Greece Monday They were of ficially denied today Nikos Sampson who took over from Makarios after the na tional guard seized power and precipitated Turkeys invasion last Saturday said in an address over the Cyprus radio that Clerides because of his experi ence is better equipped to lead the nation Sampson addd that he was stepping down with a clear con science He maintained that his actions since the coup had been motivated by a desire to avoid civil war between the Turkish and Greek communities which share the island 45 miles from Turkey in the Mediterranean The fighting report came from the British Defense Ministry which said in London that the battle action was taking place as Washington AP President Nixon rejected sug gestions from his staff that he destroy any White House tapes that migh prove politically and historically embarrassing the Each was sentenced to a year cox Newspapers Washington Bureau reported today The story quoted a July 25 1973 memorandum to the President from speechwriter Complete disregard charged Criticism mounts on fund cutbacks By the Associated Press A tirade of opposition came down on Illinois Gov Daniel Walker atfer he vetoed or cut appropriations bills totalling million from the state budget for the current fiscal year Douglas Cater coordinator of the Public Welfare Coalition said he believed the governor is playing up to the more afflu ent people and comletely disre garding those whose needs are greatest State Senate President Wil liam C Harris RPontiac a political adversary of Walker attacked the governors state ment that the Republican legis lators were to blame for the states budget problems Governor Walkers attack on Senate Republicans is another headlineseeking effort to dis tract attention from and obscure the colossal problems of state government Harris said The Independent Voters of Il linois a group that endorsed Walker for governor issued a statement saying it blasted his halving of a 10 per cent acrosstheboard welfare in crease bill passed by the Illinois legislature during the last days of the session Nearly double 1970 Biggest budget set despite reductions Springfield AP Despite vetoes by Gov Daniel Walker the Illinois budget for the current fiscal year seems certain to top 8 billion for the states his a month for a total grant of about S300 It would cost taxpayers about mil lion The governor also halved the pay raise the leg islature approved for state em first time inthe JataLUtv tory ployes under his jurisdiction He Thats nearly double the said a hike at a billion state budget of 1970 total cost of some million Walker vetoed bills Monday was all the state could afford US Secy of State Kissinger listens Archbishop Makarios talks Staff suggestions news bureau reports Nixon refused to destroy tapes appropriating million for fiscal 1975 which began July 1 The General Assembly had approved a budget of billion in its recently concluded spring session Although the governor said more vetoes are still to come he added that Mondays action represented the bulk of his in tended vetoes The final total of vetoed bills probably wiE surpass million Walker told a news conference But even cuts totaling million would leave the budget some million above the billion originally re quested by the governor Legislative sources say S200 million in additional appropria tions were requested by the Walker administration after The governor has yet to act on measures providing money for state aid to local schools mental health children and family services and public health Walker says decision up to SIU board Gov Daniel Walker said Monday that he feels it is not the governors business to interfere in state university decisionmaking and declined to comment about who should be named president of South ern Illinois University at Car bondale He also declined comment Wamer administration dnei v successor their original request was an on m ght be a Walkaways captured and a day on May 30 and would have been eligible for parole in August The two men were seen Monday walking along Illinois 37 four or five miles north of Marion but authorities were unable to spot them in a wide spread search through the day See earlier story on page 18 Sulfur gas controls hit by businessmen Peoria AP Stiff statp standards for con trol of sulfur dioxide emis sions cannot realistically be met in the near future and would damage the states coal industry a panel of business representatives said today The panel proposed that the state instead adopt more flex ible standards that would al low emissions to be controlled on the basis of local atmo spheric conditions The business representa tives spoke at a press confer ence before the second day of Illinois Pollution Control Board hearings on the regula tions due to go into effect next May The panel was representing the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce and the Illinois Manufacturers Association The state regulations would mean that plants in Chicago East St Louis and Peoria will be limited to burning coal with a sulfur content of less than one per cent after next May 30 Plants outside these three metropolitan areas will be limited to a sulfur content of up to 33 per cent what then is the sense of their TV radio coverage authorized c New York Times New York The House of Representatives and its Judiciary Committee voted Monday to permit live Patrick J Buchanan who asked House If there are conversations with confidential aides such as Charles Colson or H R Bob Haldeman exclusive of the so called Watergate tapes that are better left confidential forever preservation Perhaps the President should be provided with a daybyday log of his tape library and himself separate the wheat from the chaff from his own rec ollection and have the latter burned Buchanan wrote his memo nine days after Alexander P Butterfield a former White ate Senate presidential conversations rou tinely were taped The story written by David Kraslow and Eugene V Risher quoted a ranking official as saying Nixon rejected the advice on the grounds it would be wrong ethically politically legally In fact the mere act of destroying the tapes might have been considered by many people enough to warrant impeach ment In his memorandum Bu chanan said the taped con versations can both confirm thePresidents place in history and the hands of an un scrupulous or malevolent or hostile critic besmirch the Presidents name badly Buchanan also advocated mounting an attack on special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox as a known Nixon hater in order to constrict the focus of his office to the assignment they were brought in to perform investigate Watergate and campaign abuses prosecute and depart nounced In announcing Walker blamed his vetoes Republican to Cameron West executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education who said for irresponsible wasteful spending of the hard earned money people pay in taxes cut m half the 10 per satf cent hike in benefits to welfare f recipients approved by the leg islature The 5 per cent increase he Sroved would give the av to the Board of Trustees he erage welfare family of four an said sition Asked if Supt of Public Instruction Michael Bakalis might be a candidate for tests position Walker Thats up to the board The SIUC decision is up SUNNY Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington With the evidence in and the arguments made members of Tonight fair with low in the House Judiciary Committee the low to mid 60s Mostly are turning to tactics and stra sunny Wednesday with high in mids to upper 80s Chance of thunderstorms Thursday high in mid to lower 90s peached low in 70s Cooler Friday and At party caucusesand private Pro con factics strategy Impeachment maneuvers begin i jt i TTorrr aic lUi IIH5 LU mvwvia tegy in preparation for their crucial decision on whether President Nixon should be im the committees final impeach ment inquiry sessions starting Wednesday By a surprisinglywide margin of 346 to 40 the House approved a rules change to permit live broadcast coverage of its com mittee meetings and the Ju diciary Committee followed suit a few hours later by a vote of 31 to 7 i INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map Youth best way to bring articles of impeachment to a vote while Republicans are planning coun 19 4 i 1617 1112 17 I termoves Democrats found themselves divided at a caucus Monday night over whether to plunge in with a proposed article of im peachment when debate opens Wednesday or start with a general resolution on impeach ment and leave specific articles to be proposed later Republicans are opposing suggestions that one article be voted on before another is of fered preferring to have all the voting at the end They dont like the prospect of a snowball effect in case an early article is approved Also proving troublesome to the Democrats is the order in which they will propose articles Some favor going with the strongest first while others would prefer to test the waters with a marginal one The committee wound up the evidence and argument phase of President Nixon is a very very weak one Garrison warned the panel that impeachment without more direct evidence of wrong doing would be tragic to the nation Existing evidence that the President directed the Water gate coverup is very uncon vincing Garrison asserted yesterday in rebuttal to argu ments by chief impeachment counsel John M Doar Mr Doars case of circum stances showing presidential involvement from the beginning is a very very weak one he said and the reason is because you cannot simply aggregate suspicions You cannot aggre the the GVlUcIlwc dliu i its task vesterday with comi gate inferences upon inferences ments from Samuel A Garrison You can only aggregate III the new counsel for Repubfacts lican members Arguing that Gamson also assailed m a the Watergate case against twohour presentation b e f o r e the impeachment panel yester day the Watergate grand jury that named Nixon as an unin dicted coconspirator in the coverup case and the office of Special Prosecutor Leon A Ja worski which directed a criminal investigation of scandal Garrisons presentation was made at the behest of committee Republicans A key element in his summa tion of impeachment evidence was the assertion that the com mittee must set a standard of proof sufficient to assure con viction in the Senate He also argued strongly that the panel must weigh along with any evidence that the President committed constitu tional high crimes and misde meanors the possible impact of impeachment oa the nation   

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