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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphyibora 1113 Walnut Htrrln 212 N 1Mb Southern Illinoisan 010173 739 T7 j v IZNo WlISc Copy Two 20 Pages Hwrln Dally Jcumil Murphysboro FRIDAY AUGUST 2 1974 St Clair says transcripts lie7 c New York Times Washington An analysis of the tape recording of 20 White House conversations prepared by President Nixons chief defense lawyer is at variance with other presidential documents in cluding transcripts of the tapes conversations themselves that sere previously submitted to the House Judiciary Committee The submission of the analysis to the US District Court here Wednesday by James D St Clair followed by one day his surrender to Judge John J Sirica of the actual tapes of the conversations The recorded conversations all involving Nixon are among those subpoenaed from the White House by Special Pro secutor Leon Jaworski They were the first of the group that the President has agreed to turn over to Jaworski in response to the Supreme Courts 80 decision last week upholding the sub Variances noted in analysis hidden throughout the oval of fice were connected to a two recorder system Each machine he told Sirica last November contained 1800 feet of tape that was recorded at 1516th of an inch per second which would have provided a total recording time of six hours and 22 minutes for each reel St Clair in the analysis noted that a full reel was removed from the Oval Office machine at meeting with Haldeman 420 pm on the afternoon of however the transcript of the April 17 1973 about midway conversation prepared by the through the meeting which ac White House and submitted to to the Presidents logs the Judiciary Committee and Degan at pm and ended at the public last April contains no p m allusion by Nixon to an outside Given the fiveminute 12se ceremony cond delay in replacing the reel The preface to the thick blue the machine would have run out volume of 42 transcribed and of tape at about pm just edited presidential conversaas Nixon and his aides were tions notes that it represents discussing the phrasing of poena An examination of the St Clair analysis in conjunction with the other documents in cluding sworn testimony IJULCA uidL it the best efforts accurately to public statement the President Ifirlfiinfl transcribe the material conwas to deliver several minutes 5OWVer nOO TO DC Kidding tained on the recording later reporting major developments in finding the Secret Service agents indicates both that the published White Bouse transcripts were unac countably incomplete and that St Glairs explanation for a new fiveminute gap in one of the subpoenaed tapes may be in correct The analysis was presented to Sirica to outline White House arguments that some part of some conversations should be withheld from Jaworski under the doctrine of executive privilege asserted by Nix on In analyzing the record of a meeting on April 14 1973 between the President and Mr Haldeman then White House chief of staff St Clair noted some ambiguity as to the cor rect time of this conversa tion At the very beginning of the conversation he told the court the President alludes to having just been outside for a ceremony Yet the Presidents log indicates that this con versation took place before the UWTWVf It adds that all deletions of truth about the coverup of the expletives characterization Watergate case of third persons and material unrelated to Nixons conduct in the Watergate matter had been noted in the text The published transcripts which have been found at variance in numerous cases with transcripts prepared by the Judiciary committee are replete with such deletions but After laboriously painting this picket fence at 1011 W Sycamore St in Carbondale Tim Donohue left and Brit Kirby both of Carbondale probably never would fall for a Tom Sawyertype tale about how much fun it Is to tackle Hie chore The fence sur rounds the home owned by Kirbys parents Photo by Jack Griggs President did an event in rose garden the Whatever the time of the Dowel I cannot legally pay its bills its accounting fuel tax fund the By Joseph Arimond1 Of The Southern Illinoisan The village of Dowell lejneic wiu auuu m of Dowell 71 VKttHSS bms legally that is A petition filed Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit meeting In his analysis St Clair also disclosed that five minutes and on be 12 seconds of an Oval Office wdl residents convorsatum on April 17 1973 more ftan had not been recorded voarc villa nffiriak St Clair said in his analysis gmakma same conversation made public in April by the White House Earl Hendricks of Murphys identifies another participant boro attorney for the village Ronald L Zeiglerwho is not of Dowell said that according listed in the St Clair analysis of to a technicality in the state the conversation the village cannot legal According to the testimony of Jy make expenditures because Raymond C Zumwalt one of it has no budget listing appro die Secret Service agents who priations for any expendi set up the White House Coverup role Dean sentenced gets 14 years recording system in February of They technically cant 1971 the seven microphones even pay me he said State law requires villages and cities with populations less than 500000 to adopt ap propriation ordinances prior to each fiscal year In Dowell where the population is about 400 the fiscal year begins ev ery July 1 Hendricks said Neither Hendricks nor Jack son County States Atty How ard Hood believes there has been any criminal activity in the village with regard to its monetary problems Its a lack of knowing Hendricks said Residents of Dowell are working people he said Few of them have any idea of village govern ment operations What they may have done was done out of ignorance not a design to steal he said For nearly four years the village board has handled its finances based on the attitude that weve always done it this way said Mayor Mere dith Short She was appointed to that post about a month ago by a citizens committee to help alleviate inconsisten cies in the villages govern ment Hood said the state statutes concerning municipal corpora Village has been without a budget for always done it this way WUUbUJUOU9 C 1UIU tions do not specify penalties law creases can be levied because the budget is the tool used to show deficiencies to support tax requests Transfers of funds from one account to another are not permitted after appropriations are made in the budget for any fiscal year Such transfers account are not allowed by or borrowing from another account are not allowed by for alleged violations The statute is really a di rective If there is wrongdoing detected then it becomes a criminal matter involving this office Hood said The viUage has not had a budget for the last three fiscal years Mrs Short said And without a budget no tax in Hendricks said he has ad vised Mrs Short mayor for less than two months and the village clerk to cease writ ing any more checks for pay ment of expenses until the problem is resolved There is nothing right now to resolve the problem Hen dricks said It may be neces saryto ask the state legisla ture to act on the problem by approving a special excep tion that would allow Dowell to continue expense payments without having money budget ed for such payments he said James Cravens a certified public accountant in Du Quoin has written disclaimer opinions for the last three aud its he has performed on the Dowell books and plans a fourth in the next 45 days He said village officials in Dowell have never supplied enough information to certify the villages monetary opera tion beyond a reasonable doubt Cravens said he has repeat edly suggested that the village in maintaining its accounting fuel tax fund the general fund records He said he has sugand the water fund Most vd gested ways of implementing lage payments for street work bfsic accounting and recordand other improvements are keeping methods He said however the board apparently has not taken his advice and continues to keep incomplete records of its fin ances Hendricks said the village trustees not aware of proper municipal monetary opera tions have accepted the dis claimer opinions and have donenothing to prevent addi tional ones Hendricks said the village of Dowell operates on less than annually and its residents cannot afford to pay for services and expertise in these problem areas The various accounts in the village are supplied with reve nue from general taxes motor fuel taxes water department service collections and feder al revenue sharing The villages financial prob lems apparently are nothing new James Ford a viUage board member and Ardell Rees a former village clerk say the village never has had a budget as such and never has levied taxes The village operates from eulY SUKKCPLBU uiafc uio board seek professionalhelp the funds such as the motor made from the general fund We operate here just on what we got to operate on on a daytoday basis Ford said The village has about in its general fund now and is expecting to get another later this year Each man takes care of himself Its liveand let live and leave me alone thats about wttatit amounts to Ford said The vffiage has tried to levy taxes in the past but the gen eral public just didnt go for it They refused to pay Ford said Ford is the only village trus tee who was elected in 1973 still on the board All the others resigned and new ones have been appointed because of bickering about how the viUage should operate Rees resigned because of health reasons and because he could not stand the con stant fighting at board meet ings he said He said the board members would not cooperate most of it was like child playing J i Washington AP 1 Former White House counsel John W Dean III was sentenced today to one to four years in prison for his role in the Watergate coverup Dean principal witness figainst President Nixon in the coverup pleaded guilty eight months ago to conspiracy to obstruct justice US District Judge John Sirica gave Dean until Sept 2 to put his affairs in order Sirica said he would recom mend that Dean serve his sentence in the minimum security prison at Lompoc Calif Sirica handed down the sentence after denying a request from Deans attorney that the sentencing be delayed Deans attorney said a new batch of White House tapes being handed over toSirica fine issued last month contain evidence which might suggest a light sentence for Dean The charge to which Dean pleaded guilty last October carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a le Standing before Sirica Dean said I realize the wrongs Ive done but to say Im sorry is reallynot enough In appealing for leniency Deans lawyer Charles Shaffer said Dean is the one who broke the case for the govern ment Shaffer argued that as early as Feb 27 1973 Dean was cau tioning Nixon about the potential damage of continuing the Watergate coverup The tape of t h e Feb 27 meeting between Nixon and Dean is among those the Supreme Court has ordered STORMY Number of escapees for week reaches 5 UClllfc liaLlUW v under a Supreme Court order turned over to Sirica Two inmates walked away from Menard Penitentiary Thursday bringing the total number of walkaways this week to five Four of the men are still at large Assistant Warden Norman Busch said We dont know whats causing all the walk aways An investigation is be ing made We used to have the head count at 9 pm Weve changed that today to 8 pm in the hope of getting it completed before dark Im sure other changes will be made but its too early to say what they wiD be Michael B Quick 26 of Ar cola and Mark D Logue 22 of Decatur were discovered missing from the honor farm at 9 pm Thursday records officer Herbert Gentsch said Quick entered the prison on Sept 28 1973 to serve 5 to 15 years for voluntary man slaughter He is described as white 6 feet 1 inch tall 155 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes Logue 22 of Decatur en tered prison Nov 2 1973 to serve 2 to 6 years for burglary Impeachment sessions to begin Aug 19 House shapes plans for debate Washington AP House leaders shaping plans for the first presidential im peachment debate in 106 years have agreed to start it Aug 19 with the first votes coming about eight days later Although final details are still to be worked out it appears certain live television and radio coverage of the historic event will be permitted Under arrangements tatively approved by ten the lauwiy leadership of both parties Thursday about seven days will fee devoted to general debate and three or four days to voting on the articles of impeachment The procedures contemplated now would not permit any new articles to be proposed and would limit amendments to mo tions to strike the three separate articles or sections of them Debate and voting procedures will be formally drawn up by the House Rules Committee at a meeting now set for Aug 13 In preparation for the meeting party leaders informally discussed the arrangements with the committee Meanwhile in the Senate Rules and Administration Com mittee strong sentiment has developed to leave virtually for impeachment trials Majority leader Mike Mansfield has proposed sweep ing rules changes but members indicated little support for the changes The proposed changes would set new standards for what evidence would be allowed and would limit Chief Justice Warren E Burgers role If the House majority votes to Impeach Nixon a Senate trial would then be hcd with a two thirds vote needed to convict the President and remove him from office In the meeting between the leadership and the Rules Com permitting the House ivote resolution of censure as on a an alternative to impeachment was discussed jlCld V t t unchanged the 106yearold rules mittee the possibility of and criminal damage to pro perty and 1 year for con tributing to the delinquency of a minor with the terms to nin concurrently He is white 5 feet 9 inches tall 175 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes Donald Scroggins 47 from Will County escaped Wednes day night He entered Menard on July 26 1973 because of a pro baton violation He was sen tenced in 1960 to serve 1 to 20 years for burglary and 1 to 10 years for unlawful use of a weapon with the terms to run concurrently Scroggins is white 150 pounds 5 feet 9 inches tall with brown hair and blue eyes Gregory G Whitehouse 22 of Macon County and Paul Pitt 19 of Marion County Occasional showers and thunderstorms likely tonight with low in the 60s Saturday occasional thunderstorms again likely high in upper 70s Sunday through Tuesday fair with highs in 70s and lows in 50s Job rate dips a bit 1317 5 19 4 i 1718 1M2 17 later that night Whitehouse is described as The proposal was made by white 5 feet H inches tail RepDelbertLLattaROhio a brown nair memberof both the Judiciary Committee andthe Rules Com mittee and reportedly ran into strong opposition from the Democratic leaders and Rules Committee members Such a resolution would not be in order unless the Rules Com mittee Dermitted it and with the sees an escapeethe person Dc should call the nearest police department and the peniten tiary 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes He entered the prison in 1971 to serve 1 to 10 years for burglary All the escapees were wear ing blue jeans white under shirts and blue shirts Busch said if a person a 185 edge on the committee there is little chance it will be allowed INDEX Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Weather details map Sform brings big noise little rain The sudden downpour in Carbondale today dumped only about 06 of an inch of rain on the city according to weather observers The storm which passed through Carbondale just be fore noon was reported to be about 20 miles in diameter by the US Weather Bureau in St Louis Southern Illinois has a good chance for rain through most of Saturday Tornadoes are not expected to be a part of the weather picture ac cording to the weather ser vice Washington AP The Nations unemployment rate showed little change from June to July rising slightly from 52 to 53 per cent the government reported today Unemployment has hovered between 5 per cent and 52 per cent since the beginning of the year Julys increase was not considered significant by the Labor Department The relative stability in the employment situationwas good news for the Nixon administra tion which had predicted in creases in the Jobless situation thissummer The administrations chief economic coordinator Kenneth Rush told Congress Monday that President Nixons policies of economic restaint and budget cuts were likely to cause the unemployment rate to move up to between 55 per cent and 6 per cent by the years end Some private economists among them Walter Heller are predicting higher rates Heller chairman of the Coun cil of Economic Advisers under Presidents Kennedy a n c Johnson predicted in testimony before Congress Thursday an unemployment rate of about seven per cent by next year In its report today the Labor Department said the number of Americans unable to find jobs last month rose from a seasonally adjusted 48 million to 49 million Total employment was listed as 863 million in Ju ly essentially unchanged since June but up by about 500000 since April following a six month period of virtually no growth The size of the civilian labor force rose by 250000 in July to an adjusted 912 million the third consecutively monthly gain followinga lull in the previous three months The recent increases accounted for largely by women the government said Since April the number of adult women in the labor force has increased by 800000 while the adult male labor force by 140000 and that of teenagers declined The jobless rate for blacks at 94 per cent last month also held steady However the rate for black teenagers rose from 303 to 353 per cent Average hourly earnings ol factory workers were reported up by one cent in July to cents above a year ago Weekly earnings averaged ir July an increase of fron June and from July 1973 but because of inflation tht hourly earnings index in dollan of constant purchasing powej declined 26percent   

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