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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 1, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbendalt 710 N Illinois Murpbysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 21J N 16th Volume a Copy Two outhern Dlinoisan Sill detective Bob Hopkins pulls marijuana while Sheriff John Hoffman holds fertilizer i Phofoby JackGriggs j May be on SlUowned property DroughfsfricJcen marijuana harvested by police By Tny Stevens Of The Southern Illinoisan A marijuana farm was har vested south of Carbondale to day but it was the police who did the work not the farmers Police discovered about 200 young marijuana plants care fully home grown in pots transplanted into a clear ing deep in a dense wooded area on property that may be owned by Southern Illinois University Carbondale Sheriff John Hoffman SIU C Security Police Detective Bob Hopkins and an investi gator from the Jackson Coun ty states attorneys office this morning pulled up all the young plants Someone sure went to a heck of a lot of work here Hoffman said The farm was found late Wednesday afternoon by the states attorneys investigator and Jackson County Deputy Sheriff Steve Mitchell They had received a tip from the new Metropolitan Enforcement Group drug squad Officers also confiscated tools at the site including about 200 feet of garden hose apparently used for watering the plants from a nearby creek a shovel and hatchet and several types of fertiliz er The tract measuring about 60 by 60 feet is located about two miles southwest of the Evergreen Terrace student housing Officers had to drive about half a mile on dirt roads another half mileover a hay field and then had to walk about a quarter of a mile through dense under brush to reach the site Several trees and all under brush had been cleared at the site Police said the root systems of the plants and the method Industrial magazine lauds Marion frugality Mention of the Marion city governments fiscal responsi bility in a national industry publication is worth hund reds of thousands of dollars in advertising for the com munity Chamber of Com merce President James Red den said today Stanley Modic editor of In dustry Week cited Marion as an example to Congress on the question of the national debt in his weekly column In the magazine published in Cleveland Ohio and distribut ed to industry leaders throughout the nation Modic wrots If our federal legislators are genuinely ser ious about controlling spend ing they should take a lesson In fiscal responsibility from the city government of Mar ion DL In the last 10 years this city of 13000 has transform ed a debt of into a surplus How Th e governing philosophy is based on paying cash and budgeting expenditures below anticipat ed revenues Marions record demon strates what can be done if government sets its sights on living with its means As a nation we have come to be lieve that deficit financing is not only inevitable but desir able The taxpayers of Marion know better Redden said I would say this is a leading industry pub lication Therefore itsgetting to the big business people industry leadersI would say are generally on the conserva tive side When they see this mention of Marion as finan cially conservative they will be attracted Thny are not going to come pouring in but it will have a good effect 1 think it will be an attraction to future in dustry Robert Butler serving his 12th year as mayor said I supposeits really difficult fco gauge what effect something like that will have Any time you get a good plug in some thing that has national cir culation of course it is good for the town I think if there is suffi cient continuing of that type thing the image of the town will be good I think ultimate ly you will find inquiries com ing in from individuals and ultimately you will be exposed to small industries making in quirieswith a view in mind of locating here Svcctuer to CsrbcndnH Frw Prets Herein Daily Journd Murphysboro THURSDAY AUGUST 1 1974 of planting in the field indi cated the plants had been started in individual pots and then transplanted into neat rows in the growing area The plants were described as in an early stage and not large enough for use The plants averaged about 10 to 12 inches in height Police said the plants like other area crops had suffered from lack of rain Police said trails leading into the tract had been care fully shielded with trees cut down or underbrush placed over walkways Police found several smaller cleared areas near the larger tract including one where another series of plants ap parently had matured and been removed Police said they had no in dications of anyone working the area Police said the tract apparently is a part of SIUCs farm property Coop fined Washington AP A federal judge today fined the nations largest dairy cooperative for making illegal corporate campaign donations He declared this kind of cavalier violation has got to be put to a stop The cooperative Associated Milk Producers Inc pleaded guilty before chief US District Judge George L Hart Jr today only one day after the coops former general manager Harold S Nelson pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to bribe John B Connallyand to pay more than in illegal political donations The milk producers lawyer Ervin C Heininger pleaded with Judge Hart to fine the cor poration only but the judge imposed the maximum fine on the sixcount charge and gave the coop 20 days to pay Heininger argued that Nelson and other officials responsible Judge picks maximum penalty against milk producers unit for making illegal donations no longer are employed by the co op and that the fine will have to come out of the pockets of people who are completely in nocent the coops 38000 dairy farmers Nelson admitted Wednesday thai he authorized a payment of intended for Connally a former Texas governor and later Treasury secretary during President Nixons first term Connally who was indicted Monday for accepting the has said he is innocent and that he will fight the charge Nelson 56 of San Antonio Tex pleaded guilty before US District Judge George L Hart Jr to charges drawn up by Watergate prosecutors He faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a fine Nelson admitted that as general manager of Associated Milk Producers Inc toe na tions largest dairyfarmer cooperative he authorized pay ment of more than to Democrats and Republicans in the elections of 1968 1970 and 1972 He also admitted that he had authorized the cops former lobbyist Bob A Lilly to give to lawyer Jake Jacobsen to pass on to Connally for the Cabinet officerts help in persuading President Nixon to raise federal milk price supports in March 1971 Jacobsen was indicted with Connally on a single bribery charge and sources say he has agreed to plead guilty and to testify against Connally The Nelson plea comes less than a week after his former secondincommand at the milk producers David L Parr pleaded guilty to a similar felony conspiracy count of making illegal donations On Tuesday Humphreys former vice presidential press secretary Norman Sherman was charged along with a business partner John Valen tine with misdemeanor counts of aiding and abetting an donation Their firm supplies the computer mail lists Their lawyer has said he advised them to plead guilty Nelson was released without bond in the custody of his lawyer Anthony Nicholas of San AntTito Judge Hart deferred sentencing Congressmen Nixon chances poor 1 HT Aiirm VlV VllC I TTOllSP StGalv6r CSli AluGrt Washington AP With House debate on the im peachment question due to start in two weeks some leading congressmen representing both parties and various political philosophies say President Nix ons chances are poor Rep John M Ashbrook R Ohio a leading House con servative who supports im peachment said Wednesday that he expects the House to vote to impeach Nixon by nearly a 31 margin House Republican Whip Leslie Arends who is generally con sidered the Republican con gressional leader closest to Nixon was asked by reporters how he would assess Nixons chances of avoiding impeach ment I would not tell him it looks good Arends replied House Democratic Leader Thomas P ONeill predicted more than 75 per cent of the House members will vote to impeaoh the President House Democrats and fewer possibility that Nixon will be I make his own judgments by his I House Speaker than 80 of the 187 Republicans removed from office That step own standards met with Judicia will support the President on would require a twothirds vote Sen Joseph I ti n W coin Wivnn impeachment Rep Joe D Waggonner D La a strong Nixon thinks even fewer than 38i r Democrats will vote studyinglament rota o a WQUIQ 1 CQUITC a LWUUUiUo VULCj T in the Senate after a majority NM said Nixon should not use DNJ to discuss vote in the House toimpeach the public money for his own j questions but no decisions were President defense in a Senate impeach1 reported Rodmo said he wanted Twcsenators on apanel ment trial Montoya chairman to talk matters over with other subcommittee committee members budgets The 10 Republican members who voted against impeachment held a meeting of their own to plan defense moves and later met with House Republican Leader John J Rhodes said they oppose a strict definii reviewing Whi tion of what would be required said I would not want the to convict Nixon in a Senate j President to use one nickel of trial Sens Robert C Byrd D W Vii and James Allen D Ala said each senator would the money for the White House in this bill for his own defense impeachment ONeill said And the leader of the unsuc cessful Nixon defense in t h e House Judiciary Committee Rep Charles Wiggins RCalif said At the moment I would have to say the odds are that the House would pass them the articles of The statementscame as the House prepared for debate on the three impeachment articles approved by the Judiciary Committee A number of procedural mat ters have to be settled such as the length of time for debate whether the proceedings in the ui TrhrHphman House chamber will be televis1 between President Nixon and his and John D Ehrlichman Nixon two key advisers Tapes have a fiveminute gap Washington AP More than five minutes are tape reel The gap occurred because a ran out 45minute midway meeting missing from White House tapes through a 45minute meeting of a Watergate conversation between Nixon H R Haldeman and hie arH Tnhn D Ehrlichman on ed and whether the committees articles will be open for amend ment Meanwhile there were these 11 i ONeill said no firm counts related development A Knnn InLan Kllf CfttH Hlls ONplll H rfftSG frl have been taken but said discussions with members his ONeill a close friend of Vice in1 President Gerald R Ford said two closest advisers at the time April 17 1973 St Clair the coverup was unravelwrote Judging from the notation or the tape boxes the tape ran out and was replaced in the midst of ing Nixons chief attorney James D St Clair disclosed the new ulSCUiJSlOnS W1UI xicaiuciii VJCIHIW dicate no more than 38 of the 2481 Ford is well aware of the I Judge John J Sirica U tjl QIHJ tape gap in papers submitted on this conversation St Clair Wednesday to US District said A segments timing of the indicates that two ap proximately five minutes and 12 seconds of conversation were never recorded The disclosure was contained in an eightpage index and analysis of the tapes of 20 con versations delivered to Sirica Tuesday in partial compliance with a subpoena for recordings of 64 conversations Tapes of another 13 sessions are due in court Friday and the others are to be turned over later THREATENING Chance of showers or thun derstorms tonight low in up per 60s Friday showers or thunderstorms likely with high in 80s Partly cloudy Satur day and then fair Sunday and Monday with highs1 in 80s and lows in 60s INDEX Classified 1923 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 27 Editorials 4 Family living 47 Records 2324 Sports 1517 Weather details map 24 Prison talks resumed Huntsville Tex CAP Prison officials resumed negotiations today with armed convicts demanding transporta tion away from the state prison in exchange for release of nine of 13 hostages Authorities said providing a getaway car for the convicts led by Fred Gomez Carrasco was the first priority when talks resumed after a quiet night What progress if any was being made was not known Carrasco a former narcotics kingpin serving a life sentence for assault to murder a policeman has holed up in the thirdfloor library of the state penitentiary here since July 24 Two other armed inmates are with him Ultimatums threats pro posals and counterproposals marked the seventh day of the siege on Wednesday It was the longest hostages had been held in an escape in American penal history according to the C o rf e c ti o n a 1 Association in Washington DC Despite ceasefire on Cyprus GreekTurkish fighting rages on By The Associated Press Fighting raged on today between Turkish soldiers and Greek Cypriot forces despite the ceasefire agreement that was supposed to have taken hold on Cyprus Observation flights to map the ceasefire lines on the Mediter ranean island also were discon tinued following the UN Security Councils failure to ap prove the Geneva accord because of a Soviet veto The fighting centered around the town of Lapithos nine miles west of Kyrenia and at the edge of an expanding Turkish bridgehead on the islands northern coast Shells were exploding con stantly on the foothills above Lapithos Newsmen who reached the battle area said the Greek Cypriot national guard had retreated to the edge of Lapithos i and that firing increased during entirely of extreme rightwing pertaining to the morning as Turkish forces supporters of the antiMakarios be suspenae moved down the slopes apunderground that favored union parently intending to occupy the Wlth Greece town which is the largest1 The junta has b e e n form Of government proclaimed population center of Kyrenia overthrown in Greece as a result I will remain district The Turkish at tack on Lapithos and neighbor of Makarios ouster and the ing Krafas began Wednesday i 20 Turkish invasion of Cyprus July afternoon and continued during the night Greek Cypriot newspapers that appeared for the first time in two weeks predicted an im minent reshuffle of the cabinet President In Athens government sources said Greeces new civilian government is going to reinstate the 1952 constitution the In the interim the republican The decision by Premier Con stantine Caramanlis cabinet was expected to be announced in the government gazette later today It was not immediately clear reinstate uie 1934 was n0j immeaiaLeiy ueai but a referendum will be held toj what artjcies Of the constitution decide should monarchy whether again j ynac articles ui uie the country were to be suspended pertaining aj to the head of state The 1952 constitution gave the become I J JH 1 They said in the interim the king the authority to choose his republican form of government j premier and dissolve parlia proclaimed by ousted military i ment dictator George Papadopoulos When Papadopoulos dissolved of acting Cyprus Glafcos Clerides The cabinet was inherited by the constitutional suc cessor of deposed President Makarios when he took over the presidency from Nicos Sampson the exguerrilla gunman who acted as president for five days after the bloody coup of July QJCLHLIU ucuigc A 15 win be scrapped But the proi on all the former powers of the The cabinetwas composed visions of the 1952 constitution I king will remain I the constitution in 1967 and 111 The sources said the two coni again in 1973 which changed the stitutions drawn up by military form of ruling from a monarchy dictator George Papadopoulos to a republic the president tooK Benfsen replies to Nixon speech Democrats Economy worsening Washington AP A spokesman for con gressional Democrats has characterized the economy under President Nixon as steadily rising prices steadily dwindling confidence steadily cheerful assurances from the administration by steadily worsening results Sen Lloyd M Bentsen Tex made the characterization Wednesday in a nationally broadcast response to Nixons July 25 speech on the economy Bentsen chairman of the joint j economic subcommittee on economic growth termed Nix ons speech as economic cover up designed to hide his inability to deal with inflation Grocery prices Story on page 18 Bentsen made six pro posals program to convince banks and lending institutions to vol untarily aim new loans toward production of items in short sup ply especially in the fields of housing and manufacturing Establishment by the President or Congress of a cost of living task force to track and attempt to avoid or reduce in flationary price creases increase of congressional efforts to cut back federal spending Reform of the tax system to j plug loopholes and produce some new revenue Increase industrial and agricultural productivity through research and job I training I Immediate steps by the Nixon administration to put its i own economic house in order I by a better coordination of its economic policies and p r o grams In other economic developments Kenneth Rush President Nixons top economic adviser and wage in1 said impeachment of Nixon by the House of Representatives would have no effect on the economy The Labor Department reported that the productivity of the American ana the value of workers paychecks adjusted for inflation rose slightly in the second quarter The House authorized an emergency study of the national economy and the causes and ef fects of inflation The Agriculture Depart ment reported that prices of raw farm products jumped 6 per cent from June 15 to July 15 after four months of decline and averagec l per cent above a year earlier   

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