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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 4, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphyibero 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N Southern Ifflnoisan Volume 82No 18230e Copy 5 lent Comics Family Weekly Tabloid Comfort first Kathy Wylie 25 a graduate student at the University of Chicago is working this sum mer as US Postal Service letter carrier in Evanston north of Chicago When the weather dictates she is will ing to sacrifice conformity to the postal service uniform for comfort APWirephoto News in brief Turkish troops advancing c New York Times Nicosia While Turkish and Greek military delegates continued negotiations Saturday on the separation of their forces under United Nations supervision Turkish troops continued ad vancing in the mountains west of Kyrenia Five large Turkish cargo vessels were lying off the landing area known as fivemile beach to the west of Kyrenia The unloading of cargo was un derway Saturday morning Prat JounniyMurphysboro IndtpWKltnt SUNDAY AUGUST 4 1974 CarbendahHwrlnMwThysbora Nixon aides give up on House Soviets to open PLO office Washington AP White House aides say Presi dent Nixons chances of winning a House impeachment vote have evaporated and that they now view the Senate as his last hope for his survival in office But knowledgable head counters in both parties say Nixons prospects there are uncertain Acknowledging that Senate head counts on the issue are lit tle more than educated guess work at this time they say it is impossible to count a sure 67 votes for conviction the two thirds majority needed for Nix ons uster from office But they say neither do there appear to be 34 senators definitely sup porting the President the number he needs for acquit tal House impeachment which requires only a majority vote is Resignation could save Nixon funds c New York Times Washington President Nixon would suffer grievous financial losses if im peached by the House of Representatives and convicted by the Senate losses that he could avoid by resigning If convicted Nixon would automatically be removed from office and that would cost him the lifetime pension provided by the Congress in a measure passed in 1958 and amended repeatedly since The ension equals the salary of a cabinet member currently a year but likely to increase with inflation in the future Congressional Stipulation In providing the pension the Congress stipulated that it should not be paid to a President whose termWas removal pursuant to section four of Article n of the Constitution the impeachment pro vision The President could also face in the view of somelawyers the further disbarment which would cut him off from income from the practice of law However since he would not have been convicted in a criminal court disbarment would not necessarily follow automatically considered a near certainty by observers on Capitol Hill And there is wide agreement among senators of both parties that even if Nixon avoids ouster from office by the Senate that a clear majority of senators will vote against him Best current estimates are that as many as 60 senators just seven short of the needed two thirds are likely to vote for Nixons ouster barring a dramatic change in the momentum which seems to be building againsthim Another Setback After expressing optimism early in the week even the White House virtually acknowledtged on Friday that Nixon faces another setback in the House We recognize that we face an uphill struggle in the House Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Now view Senate as last hope President can stay in office a dozen Republicans and a i very few sure votes for acquit smaller number of conservative tal Democrats may hold the key to Scott Griffin Important the Presidents fate Two of the biggest queston marks are the Senates two top One Nixon backer porea over L Warren said under question ing Privately the assessment of White House aides was even more blunt Were in the last round said one aide who said that Nixons chances of avoiding impeachment by theHouse have vanished In Hattiesburg Miss Vice President Gerald R Ford said the situation in the House of Representatives has eroded significantly and President Nixon may be impeached unless there is some change The vice president said if im peachment appears inevitable he would favor a House vote to censure the President in stead In reply to a question on whether Nixon will be impeach ed by the House Ford said I suspect the odds are such unless there is some change that he may be Odds Changed I think the situation in the House has eroded significantly Ford said I think the odds are changed Ford added however I still think the President is innocent of any impeachable offense Most lists being passed around in the Senate indicate that about a list of senators last week and checked off 29 likely to stand by the President with several other possible votes in a list of about a dozen question marks But he observed that If this thing starts falling apart you cant count on that 29 Significantly missing from Republican leadeis Sens Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania and Robert P Griffin of Michigan Many think they may wind up prevailing side it is Griffin said Saturday that impediment by the House is certain and that he would vote to convict if Nixon refused a Senate subpoena for on the whichever that list of 29 and placed in he tapes smaE number of imponderables Among Democrats Senms w I Alan KinlP 1J was Sen John C Stennis D Miss a conservative so highly and retiring Sen Alan Bible D Nev are generally rated the regarded that his vote is con1 hardest to categorize cWoroH pscpntial for Nixon to The wilting of Wni sidered essential for Nixon survive Another estimate of Nixon s Anomer estimate ui iiiAuuo deepening difficulty came from capital already awash m rumors an experienced Republican thp sources who said that there are The wilting of White House optimism has brought increas ing talk of resignation in a that Nixon is on the verge of quitting Secret report hints reason for Watergate M rwort yet nlred is ton oMosur of tte s stirjsrs ariSiB ESS fiSttrffirs A By John M Washington A stillsecret report of Watergate Committee staff sets forth a theory that the SLSIT SclS Ui a uieuij iuab Watergate breakin and the during the panels recently con intelligencegathering plot that eluded 18month investiga inspired it were the end result of tion a White House effort to suppress j The evidence assembled in the public knowledge of a report which was made payment from Howard Hughes Vnrt final report not yet released based on an anlysis by Senate staff lawyers of millions of words of published and un published evidence gathered to Charles G Rebozo President Nixons principal business associate The 42page document the only part of the committees available to the New York Times presents a strong The evidence that was public ed by the committee however wouia aamagb uw included sworn allegations that chances for reelection in 1972 j Rebozo has privately conceded J omers had during an earlier entry into the Watergate documents in the HIIlCo uicadiLO LI Ms VrcHCl gaLtj circumstantial case that the jiies Of Lawrence F OBrien stillelusive motive for the I the chairman of the Democratic bungled Watergate burglary inj National Committee volved highlevel White House J killed 3 near Johnston City Before assuming that post the report pointedly notes OBrien had worked for 16 months as a highly paid public relatons ad viser to the Hughes organiza tion The implication is that OBrien was perhaps thought to possess documents relating to c New York Times Moscow The Soviet Union announced Saturday night that it had con sented to the opening of an of fice of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Moscow The move in effect conferred Soviet recognition of the group as the sole representative of Palesti nian Arabs A joint communique by the Soviet government and a PLO delegation that has been visiting Moscow for the last five days reaffirmed Soviet support for the seating of the PLO at the Geneva Middle East Peace conference as a M partici pant Hearst abductor made up Chicago AP The Chicago Tribune said Saturday that federal agents now believe that William Harris used theatrical makeup to appear like a black man when he participated in the kidnaping of Patricia Hearst The newspaper said the latest twist in the kidnaping of the 20 yearold publishing heiress was confirmed Saturday by a spokesman for the FBI in San Francisco and that until just a few days ago the FBI believed that a second mystery black man took part in the Feb 4 ab duction Extortionist was in debt Atlanta Ga AP William A H Williams charged with extortion in con nection with the kidnaping of Reg Murphy testified under cross examination Saturday that he was deeply in debt at the time the Atlanta Constitution editor was abducted for a ransom The prosecutor asked Williamsif he could recall the names of people or companies he owed money to at the time of the Feb 20 kidnaping I do not concern myself with things I do not consider impor tant the 34yearold Williams responded Three cars collided and caught fire at about m Saturday two miles east of Johnston City near the Zeig ler No 4 Mine road i One person was reported dead and three known seriously injured police said The fire department and three ambulances have been called and the state police have asked for a portable saw to try and get some of the victims out of the cars said a spokesman at the Johnston City Police Dept He added that several of the victims Arestudents at Johnston City High School The body of the fatally in jured man was takento Mur man and Wilson Fu n er al Home in Johnston City A spokesman at the funeral home said that the dead man had not yet been identified shortly beforemidnight Sat urday He could not give any more information until state police released the name of the victim Gunfire erupts inside prison 4 reported killed Dying Warren optimistic Sacramento Calif AP Shortly before he died former Chief Justice Earl Warren told a longtime friend he was op timistic that our country will survive this tragedy of Watergate Writing from his hospital bed Warren cautioned against over reaction to Watergate by tampering with the Constitu tion I have never known anything bad happening to our nation through adherence to the Constitution as it now stands Warren said in a letter in June to Chancellor Dean E McHenry of the University of California at Santa Cruz Our country will survive this tragedy and will do so if an enlighted citizenry will give its attention to the affairs of government on all its levels he said Warren had hoped to address a banquet honoring McHenry on the educators retirement June 6 The letter written shortly after Warren entered the hospital expressed regret that he could not attend Some angina which I have had on occasion for some time acted up and the doctor insisted in putting me here in fhe hospital where I must remain fora few days longer Warren said He died July 9 at the age of 83 Huntsville Tex AP Four persons including con vict Fred Gomez Carrasco who held more than a dozen hostages inside the Texas state prison for 10 days were killed Satur day night prison officials said Two hostages and one other In mate who had joined Carrasco were killed they said Several bursts of gunfire which seemed to come from automatic weapons broke out after prison officials had said the lengthy siege appeared to be nearing a point of crisis Negotiations between Texas prison officials and convicts holding 12 hostages reached a critical point Saturday and in volved a possible hostage ex change a prison spokesman said Corrections Department spokesman Ron Taylor said there was something critical coming down and it involves walkietalkies He told some newsmen Brother I think this is it its coming down Taylor said the situation in volves some exchanges of hostages He also said that an armored truck one of the demands made by convict leader Fred Gomez Carrasco in exchange for the release of his 12 hostages had been moved intothe prison grounds Taylor asked radio and television stations to impose a voluntary blackout on the situa tion for at least an hour Later he asked them to extend the blackout Taylor told newsmen that the situation is even more critical now than when I talked tr before Things are moving slower than we anticipated Taylor also asked reporters to stopusing their walkietalkies around the prison In Dearly negotiations Car Linda Woodman rasco obtained from prison of ficials a set of walkieatlkies and a twoway radio Prison officials talks with Carrasco and his two inmate lieutenants picked up again Saturday afternoon after the release of Linda Woodman 44 a prison librarian Mrs Woodman was turned loose Carrasco said to act as a personal messenger in relaying his escape plan Mrs Woodman remained in seclusion Saturday with an armed prison guard posted at the door of her home in Conroe miles away She was unavailable to newsmen Reporters camped outside the ivycovered downtown prison while negotiations continued Prjson spokesman Ron Tylor said details of the talks with Carrasco armored who truck wants and an four hostages would not be divulg ed Taylor read a prepared by Mrs Woodman in saying Carrasco has been negotiating with prison authorities by others The committees public evidence also raised the In any event Nixons aides reportedly were sent into a panic over the Andeson col umn and the Greenspun inquiry In Jan 14 1972 the fears were intensified when Anderson published a second article on the payment noting that he had evidence that it had taken place Collection of Memes Eleven days later the New York Times reported that Greenspun had been provided possibility that part of the cash Greenspun had been proved was deposited in trust accounts with a collection of hundreds i j n TfiDOrt and Trust Company which Rebozo heads and elsewhere and that it was to finance more than in improvements to the Presidents Florida homes Anderson Mentions Money As the evidence assembled in possess uutumeiiw icam6 v As evidence assemDiea m the payment which was j report points out VlP fOr i tUx while he Hughes The Senate reportwas not released with the WaTeTgate Committees other findings because of reported objections by the chief minority counsel Fred D Thompson that it was inconclusive Committee of ficials have said that they ex pect to make it public later however the first public mention of the payment from the Hughes organization to Rebozo was made by Jack Anderson the syndicated columnist in August of 1971 about a year after the last of two in stallments had been placed in Rebozos hands That article according to the report gave rise to the initial concern that some of the less SUNNY one might have concluded that had provided Watergate Committee report stated Since Greenspun and Anderson were known to be close personal and business associates reasonably Greenspun evidence of this transaction to Anderson The Times artcle appeared on Feb 3 1972 The following day according to the testimony of Jeb Stuart Magruder he at tended a meeting at the Department of Justice to con sider the Gemstone spy plan being proposed by G Gordon Liddy a Nixon campaign lawyer who was also convicted in the Watergate breakin case Partly sunny and continued cool today High in the mid or upper 70s Fair and unsea sonably cool tonight withlow in the low or mid 50s Monday mostly sunny and cool with high in the upper 70s Wind northwesterly 12 to 22 mph today CCHlCcIIl iuaL suint easilv explained details of the The meeting according to Hue hesRebozo transaction j Magruder was headed by John might surface to create political difficulties for the President that following year The concern apparently was justifed Less than two months later Herman M Greenspun the publisher of the Las Vegas Sun approached a White House official in Portland Ore to ask if the reported Campaign con tribution from Hughes had been used to help finance the purchase of Nixons San Clemente Calif estate N MitcheU then the Attorney General who later became director of the committee for the ReElection of the Presi dent Magruder his deputy told the Watergate Committee in a secret session last October that while MitcheU had shown little interest in most aspects of Lid dys plan he raised with some enthusiasm the possibility of a burglary of Greenspuns of fice Miners not authorized to strike says Dawes No memorial period strike is planned in Southern Illinois mines on Monday Arnold Miller United Mine Workers of America presi dent sent a telegram on Sat urday to Kenneth Dawes of Coal talks have begun on contract New Stanton Pa AP Informal talks have begun between the United Mine Workers union and coal industry representatives and first in dications are there will be no strike a UMW official says SecretaryTreasurer Harry Patrick told delegates to a UMW District 5 convention here Fri day that the two sides met t Wednesday in remaining meeting for the parties that will h3 and actually be table he Christopher saying that no memorial period will begin Monday and that the union does not authorize any work stoppages as a result of re cent strike talk According to Dawes UMWA district 12 president the tele gram from Arnold said Ru mors have been circulated that the international union of the UMWA has calleda memorial period to begin Monday You Dawes will announce to all members of the UMWA in Illinois District 12 that no memorial period is planned to begin on the date mentioned This rumor is absolutely untrue and the union wants to avoid any il legal work stoppages as a re sult of the rumor The current contract which expires Nov 5 gives Miller authority to call a memorial period of up to 10 days for miners who have died at the mines Rumors of a strike for a variety of reasons have been circulating among Southern Illinois miners One miner interviewed for an article on Thursday had said that many workers did not expect to be at the mines on Monday He added that xone of the reasons for the strike talk was the bitterness over the coming arrival of South African coal Inside today I was released to personally will not be a strike express to these officials Mr He said Carrascos proposal relating to procedural the resolution ofthe entire ter Taylor quoted her He said however that only matters were as should start between Aug 20 and 25 Patrick said Washington was agreed upon as the site for the Wlin priSUJI aimiuiliico uj telephone from the thirdfloor negotiations The current con libr where he is barricaded tract expires Nov 12 A FULL TANK of gas will take Southern Illinois resi dents to scenic spots lakes and back in time Story by MartaLaddPagel3 FRANKLIN COUNTY NA TIVE John Ing was Johnny Appleseed of Japan Story by Merrill Perlman Page 20 COAL GASIFICATION not close enough to affect areas black gold Article by Bud Farrar Page 27 CARDINALS rally into Na tional League East lead with two runs ir ninth Page 7 JOE C MERIWEATHER marries Carbondale girl Page 7 DU QUOIN RACING CARD gets early entries Page 9 INDEX Ann Landers Bridge Business Byline BG Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Finance Records Sports Television Weather details map 5A 2730 2 2124 5A 1315 3134 44 712 3549 I   

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