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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 5, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N 16th Southern iutttuorlocarbondsH Fret Prnt Htrr Volume a Copy 2 Seetlonii 16 Pages I Frw Prnt Hwrln Dally Journal Murptiysboro MONDAY AUGUST 2 saw way out of Menard 7 escapees in 8 days ii oritorwl the orison on He entered Menard on July mmnrwifimn Two Menard Penitentiary Inmates sawed their way out of the prison early today bringing the number of es capes during the last eight days to seven Four escapees including to days remain free The latest escapees William R Cooper 29 of Jasper Coun ty and Franklin D Hampton S9 of Moultrie County should be considered dangerous au thorities said The two men were discover ed missing about 2 am They were on the night kitchen de tail When they apparently through prison bars in the officers kitchen and es caped Cooper is described as white 5 feet 8 inches tall 160 pounds with brown hair blue eyes and a scar under his right eye Hampton is described as white 5 feet 9 inches tail 170 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes and a heart tatooed on his right forearm Cooper entered prison in 1968 to 1 to 10 years for escape and 3 to 9 years for burglary Hampton entered prison in May to serve 6 to 12 years for armed robbery These were the first two inmates to escape recently from the prison proper Gerry Bradley assistant records clerk said All the others fled from the prisons honor farm The two prisoners sawed through six threequarter inch bars The windows are cover ed by two sets of bars The two medium security inmates apparently cut three bars in each set Bradley said After cutting the bars and getting out the window they scaled a high fence that is topped with barbed wire The section of prison where the escape took place is not covered by guard towers be cause it is outside the prison walls Bradley said It over looks the front parking lot The two men could have been cutting on the bars for some time since they had been assigned a work detail in that area for a while A hacksaw blade apparently was found in the area and a fullscale investigation is un derway Bradley said Roadblocks were set up in the prison area today Farmington Mo police ar rested two men on car theft charges Sunday believed to be Michael B Quick 26 of Arcola and Mark D Logue 22 of Decatur They walked away from the Menard honor farm Thursday Quick entered the prison on Sept 28 1973 to serve 5 to 15 years for voluntary man slaughter Logue entered pri son on Nov 2 1973 to serve 2 to 6 years for burglary Gregory C Whitehouse 22 of Macoii County and Paul Pitt 19 of Marion County escaped Monday night Pitt was apprehended later that night Whitehouse who remains free is described as white 5 feet 11 inches tall 170 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes Donald Scroggins 47 from Will County escaped Wednes day night sad remains free He entered Menard on July 26 1973 because of a proba tion violation He was sentenc ed 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 All the escapees were wear ing blue jeans blue shirts and white undershirts Assistant Warden Norman Busch said if a person sees an escapee the person should call the nearest police depart ment and the penitentiary Franklin D Hampton William R Nixon puts off major address Delta Queen dethroned The Julia Bella Swain of Pcoria passes under the citys Murray Baker Bridge two ahead of the Delta Queen of Cincinnati In a race Sunday between two of Some trapped Miami building falls 9 injured the last remaining paddla wheel river steamboats in the country It was the first vie THREATENING tory for the Peoria boat which lost to the Delta Queen last year by 50 feet and the previous year by default when it developed engine trouble Story on page 2 AP Wirephoto Miami Fla AP Part of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency building in downtown Miami collapsed to day injuring at least nine office workers and trapping unknown number inside an As far as we know no one is dead a police spokesman said Police said the rear section of the threestory warehousetype buildtlng apparently collapsed1 cars parked on the roof became too heavy for the struc ture and crashed into offices collapse As far as we can tell no one was critically hurt a hospital spokesman said The area near Biscayne Boulevard was cordoned off as rescue workers struggled to clear the wreckage with the aid of heavy cranes Fair tonight with lows in the upper 50s Partly sunny Tuesday with chance of thun derstorms Highs in lower or mid 80s Chance of rain 30 per cent Tuesday Essential business Congress clears way for impeachment Washington CAP President Nixon has rejected at least for now su that he take his case impeachment to the public with a major address report The President returned Washington at midmorning day from his Camp D retreat in the Maryland moun tains where he had spent day in conferences with aides and advisers Speculation that Nixon preparing such an address was spurred Sunday when he sum moned his top two writers and his impeac lawyer to his mount retreat But after a fiv discussion with Patrick Buchanan and Price lawyer James D St Clair WhiteHouse aidesAlex ander M Haig Jr and Ronald L Ziegler a presidential spokesman said there will not be a speech this week Meanwhile The Washington Post quoted White House sources as saying Nixon is being urged by key advisers to adopt a j Nixon has been ordered that Nixon make ft over to US District public address on the J Sirica contain now dominating most of potentially damaging to Presidents working 2 witn aides ed to ng toDavid mounf All hell will break loose when they come out The Post quoted one source However the report said the sources refused to discuss the substance of information on the Disclosure that Nixon had caUed the speechwriters to his secluded compound also fed rumors he was considering resigning but Warren issued a steadfast denial C ijUil h House Deputy Press secretary Gerald L the spokesman said Nothing has changed i the denial of plans arrived at Camp David s televised address night with his wife i President concerning and sonsinlaw and speech and said he knew of no plan for a closest friend C G Bebe Rebozo After dinner Saturday rillllClll Julie and David returned to Barry Goldwater but the others re and House GOP Leader mained for the rest of tne Rhodes of Arizona weekend GOP leader Griffin Resign1 Sen Washington AP Robert P Griffin the Senate Republican INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge rescue workers struggled to Crossword Editorials Family living The injured were carried out Farm the threestory warcnouseiyue on stretchers and boards One Records buildtlng apparently collapsed woman had suffered face a nd Sports u ifiiiirioe Weather details map Washington AP Appropriation bills for defense veterans space and housing programs are coming leg injuries Everything is very calm one witness said There has 1114 15 4 6 5 7 910 7 members have been told when they will be able to listen to each of 19 presidential tape recordings in possession of the before the House and Senate Judiciary Committee The full both of which are trying to clear House membership also has essential business before taking j received a complete set of the up impeachment matters j volumes of evidence released by House debate has been I the committee scheduled for today on an The veteransspacehousing billion defense allotment Thebill before the Senate is Senate is taking up this week a million under President Nixons new impeachment defense assjstL senate jnepuuuvau posture in which he wouid leader today called on Presi acknowledge some degree of t participation in the Watergate coverup while stressing that he had no intention to break the law A story by reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said the sources reported that the new tactic was proposed because the 64 tape recordings dent Nixon to resign Weve arrived at a point where both the nation and his own interests will best be served by resignation Griffin said Griffin became the first member of the Senate Republican leadership to urge Nixon publically to resign although other Republican of ficials have done so previous ly He said he believes the Presi dent will follow the course he suggests and offer his resigna tion Before entering a committee meeting in the Capitol Griffin read from a handwritten state ment on a yellow legal pad and declined to answer all ques tions below been no screaming and shouting Jackson Memorial Hospital I Rescue workers are just strug cfficials said they had received gling to find any people who are pine patients injured in the i trapped Cyprus talks enter fourth day formal By the Associated Press Talks on the demarcation of ceasefire lines and buffer zones en Cyprus between Greek Cypriot and Turkish forces entered a fourth day today as truce agreements remained largely inoperative Military officers representing Britain Greece Turkey and the United Nations peacekeeping force who are conducting the talks took their search for firm ceasefire lines to the battle eones Sunday As they inspected the zones skirmishes were reported along the northern coast near Kyrema and along the Green Line separating the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot sections of j Nicosia The UK role in the peace ef fort apparently was downgraded Sunday A latenight press briefing on the deliberations was civcn by a secretary of the British High Commission in Nicosia instead of by UN spokesman Rudolf Stajduhar as usual after a British official announced that the United Na tions henceforth would be in an observer status In an earlier briefing Sta jduhar had referred to the work of the officers as the fourparty talks but when the British spokesman Geoffrey Stephens took over he called it tripartite talks Asked to explain the change both Stajduhar and Stephens declined comment In New York a spokesman for UN s e c r e t a r yGeneral Kurt Waldheim said he knew nothing about a downgraded UN presence Greece Turkey and Britain are participating in the talks as signatories to the 1960 treaty granting Cyprus independence from Britain and setting up the three as guarantors of its inde pendence Relations between Turkey and the United Nations are known to have deteriorated in the past week after Turkish insistence that UN troops withdraw from Turkishcontrolled areas on the Mediterranean island Moscow AP American and British ambassadors delivered a formal note to the Soviet Foreign Embassy today pro testing interference with access to Berlin Spokesmen for the embassies refused to elaborate but ac1 cording to US officials in Washington the note said the interference with travel is in direct violation of the 1971 Four Power Agreement on Berlin France the third Western ally was expected to join the protest but the French Embassy here refused comment S213biHion appropriations bill to fund the veterans space and housing programs The need in the House to clear up essential business is more immediate than that of the Senate Its impeachment floor debate is expected to begin Aug 19 A Senate trial of President Nixon would depend on whether the House voted to impeach The Senate Rules Committee however already is working on the possibility of overhauling its impeachment rules It was scheduled to hear from nine senators today at the first of two closed sessions before drafting proposals that would be used if a budget However economy advocates are expected to make efforts to cut it further especially in light of achieving a 35 per cent acrosstheboard reduction Fri day on the Transportation Department money bin Rules committee Senate unit hears proposals to alter impeachment rules Washington AP The Senate Rules Committee is hearing specific proposals for overhauling its impeachment trial rules against what some see as an uncertain backdrop of Senate support for President There has been much talk of a reduction in federal spending Nixon this session and Congress has j The committee is goinp into passed a major budget reform j closed session to hear from nine it better senators today in the first oMwo bill designed to give control over spending But the actual results on the appropriations bills themselves have been meager so far The biggest fiscal 1975 money bill sent to Nixon so far a billion measure carrying funds Senate trial becomesjfor farm environmental and million over the Presidents bud necessary In the House meanwhile get such sessions to take testimony before drafting reco dations to be used if the impeaches Nixon Meanwhile there were estimates within the Senate that there are neither 67 sure Senate votes for conviction nor S4 needed for acquittal Experienced headcounters believe that if Nixon escapes i n conviction it wiU be on a vote where his foes mustered a clear majority but fell short of the required twothirds On the House side where debate on impeachment may begin Aug 19 Republican Leader John Rhodes of Arizona canceled a morning news con ference at which he had planned to reveal how he would vote An aide said Rhodes had become ill and the conference was put off until later in the week Also Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr of the House Judiciary Committee has sent each House member a schedule that lists the times when they will be able to hear each of the 19 presidential tape recordings the possession The Senate Rules Committee already has decided it wants to stick mainly with the rules written for the nations only presidential impeachment trial that of President Andrew Johnson in 1868 However battles are likely in the panel and before the full Senate on the role of Chief Justice Warren E Burger who will preside and on whether to set standards for introduction of evidence or conviction Sen Walter F Mondale D Minn in prepared testimony urged the committee to set rules to insure the Senate can sub poena the tapes and documents of 64 White House conversations Bell averts national telephone strike but w Califand Little Rock which requires rankai Washington AP The Bell Telephone System and its unions have reached tentative agreement on a billion threeyear contract averting a nationwide telephone strike scheduled for today But negotiators for a separate group of International Brother hood of Electrical Workers IBEW members employed by the Western Electric Co a Bell subsidiary rejected the ten tative agreement and IBEW members struck at least 10 Western Electric planti The tentative agreement covers the 500000member Communications Workers of America IBEW members employed directly by Bell and a group of 35 smaller independent unions An IBEW spokesman said 80000 IBEW members work for Western Electric and another 65000 work directly for Bell Negotiators for IBEW members at Western Electric rejected the tentative settlement while negotiators for IBEW members working f or A Western Electric spokesman said IBEW members had set up pickets at 10 of the 15 Western Electric plants employing IBEW members He said pickets had been set up at plants in Chicago Mont gomery 111 Lisle 111 Omaha Neb Columbus Ohio Shreveport La Oklahoma Ci ty Indianapolis Kearny NJ and Allentown Pa He said there were no IBEW pickets at Western Electric plants in Vancouver Wash Reading Pa Denver San Ramon Calif and Little Rock Ark He said IBEW contracts at those plants have not yet ex pired Eight other Western Electric plants whose workers are represented by the Communi cations Workers also were unaffected the company spokesman said Western Electric spokesmen estimated that 56000 to 57000 IBEW workers were on strike Jto tentative agreement requires rankandflle approval would boost wages and benefits 358 per cent over the next three years In announcing the settlement at a news conference Sunday night CWA President Glenn E Watts said the contract would be submitted for ratification only after local contract negotiations are completed A deadline for wrapping up local issues was set for mid night Aug 11 after which time any of Bells 23 operating com panies across the country could be struck individually   

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