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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 7, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinoli Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N Utb Volume a Copy them lUinoisan OI017J S NEWSPAPERS I ILL 625 4 Sections Tabloii ftt Hwrtn Dally Journal Murphysbore WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 W4 Paper says Nixon to quit 1 T 1 Providence R I AP President Nixon has made an irrevocable decision to resign the Providence JournalBulle tion said today The newspaper quoted a reliable source close to the President as saying Mr Nixon has come to the conclusion that the national interest may best be served by his resignation ir respective of the massive in justice committed against him that prompted his painful decision on his part The source said I can tell you that the decision is ir revocable The source said the decision was reached very recently after great anguish A few people closest to the President were informed of the decision this morning t h e JournalBiulding said Vice President Gerald R Ford was apparently among those Informed of the decision the paper reported The report was filed by the papers Washington bureau The JournalBulletin won a Pulitzer Prize this year for publishing early disclosures on the Presidents taxes Senate Republicans urge resignation Bibh schools over Mark Ambrose 3 of Car bondale was a proud partici pant in a bike pardade mark ing the end of Vacation Bible School at the Church of the Nazarene 111 S Poplar St Carbondale Mark is the son of the Rev Dewain Ambrose and Marry Ambrose his fa ther is pastor of the church The parade was one of many events held by area churches Menard prison riot charges dropped to mark the close of summer Bible classes as autumn draws closer Photo by Tom Porter Dynamite Several Republican senators cJLSl nn A have contacted President Nixon CalrOr Of pg and urged him to resign today The message has been sent to the President Brooke told reporters To my knowledge strategy session devoted to seeking the best means of delivering an eviction notice to response has been leadership meeting Senate Republicans leaders planned to meet today to discuss the desirability and means of conveying to the President an earlier emotional session of the Policy Committee which was attended by most of the 42 Senate Republicans views as we have regarding John Tower RTex Senate trial according of the committee told minority leader Hugh that if I had to guess But there no longer seems to be any doubt about the nature of those would say the majority sentiment was that he should retire from office Even Sen Barry assessment subsequently RAriz long considered a crucial bellwether privately told his colleagues Tuesday that Nixon should quit although he warned them he would deny the remark if quoted as indeed he did later through a labeled an understatement by Sen Bill Brock RTenn chairman of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Commmittee Another leadership source described the resignation sentiment as Goldwater and Sen Jacob influential Republican Javits RNY leaders of who asked not to be conservative and liberal by name said they of the party in the Senate joined the six official count no more than 10 Republican votes for the Republican leaders in a if he sticks to his an nounced intention of remaining in office and facing a Senate impeachment trial Hell I guess even that may be a little high when you come right down to it Im not sure I can count more than two said one senator To escape conviction Nixon would need the vote of at least 34 senators onethird of the members Vice President Gerald R Ford attended Tuesdays Policy Committee meeting for about a half hour delivering what Tower called a barebones and very circumspect report on Nixons cabinet meeting But once Republican senators began voicing their views on Nixons desperate plight Ford told them he felt it would be inappropriate to remain and excused himself He rushed past waiting reportsrs outside without a word Sen Charles McC Mathias R Md described the atmosphere at the meeting as electric Brock was more colloquial saying it has been very hairy According to sources only one Republican William L Scott of Virginia said anything that even faintly resembled a kind word for Nixon and that was only a suggestion that no action be taken for two or three days to let the dust settle a bit and sae if anything turns up Goldwater according to one senator was very angry over Nixons admission that he had withheld evidence of his in volvement in the Watergate coverup That senator reported that Goldwater said something to the effect that the President had told one lie too many I remember he used the word lies Another Goldwaler senator said indicated the time had come when somebody ought to go talk to the man Tower said that underlying all the talk at the Policy Committee meeting was a great concern that the President perhaps does not comprehend the hazard he faces in coming to trial in the Senate The Texas senator said Republican leaders would con sider today whether to send all 42 Senate Republicans to the White House to explore the matter with him or whether to send a smaller delegation of leaders and party elders like Goldwater and Javits By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Charges against three Me nard Penitentiary inmates who allegedly staged a 24hour uprising and held a guard hos tage in 1973 have been dropp ed Attorneys for Frank Gorrc Isaiah Brown and James E Redd inmates asked July 30 that the charges be dropped for lack of a speedy trial A Randolph County circuit judge granted the defendants motion on the basis that more than 120 days had elapsed from the time the case was transferred on a change of venue from Randolph County to St Clair County The judge said the delay was not attributable to the defendants and no trial date had been set in St Clair Coun ty The motion to dismiss how ever was held in Randolph County Randolph County States atty Herbert Lantz said it was unusual but not illegal for a motion to be heard in the original county after a change of venue had been granted He was upset about the handling of the case had requested help from the Illinois Attorney Generals Office in prosecuting the case I was told that Assistant At torney General Steve Rosen berg had been appointed to prosecute the cases He didnt do anything get the cases set down for trial The day before the motion was to be heard Rosenberg called and said he would not be a b 1 e to attend Itll be a long time before I ask the attorney gen erals office for help on a similar case Lantz said The judiciary and the cir cuit clerk in Clair County also did nothing to get the case set for trial I guess the final blame rests on me however for putting too much faith in the attorney generals office James Zagel chief of the criminal division in the Il linois Attorney Generals Of fice said It was our tinder standing that we were to as sist Lantz A letter we receiv ed from Lantz in January said he would attend the arraign ment and our attendance was not necessary It is at the arraignment that the trial sch edule is usually set Since the states attorney is closer to the situation it is normally his responsibility to get the matter to court Zagel said He said there was apparent ly a difference in his and Lantzs understanding on how the case was to be handled think the heart of the matter may be a misunder standing he said I really dont know that its anyones fault that the charges were dismissed The number of people charged the time of the incident the other sentences the inmates were servinc and the state of the docket may all have combined to make the cost of prosecu tion enormous Zagel said He said Rosenberg did not attend the hearing because he was sick according to Zagel It appears to me the case was dead before it even got off the ground More than 120 days had elapsed from Sept 25 1973 date of the indictmeni to the Jan 21 1974 arraign ment date This is what would keep us from app ing the judges decision fact the 120 days before we receiv ary letter from said Gorre Brown Redd and 35 other inmates were charged with breach of discipline and unlawful restraint following the takeover of the prison commissar by inmates on April 30 1973 One guard re mained in the commissary during the disturbance Lantz said the penalty for breach of discipline is 1 to 20 years in prison and the penalty for unlawful restraint is 1 to 3 years Brown Gorre and Redd were to be the first to go to trial because prison author ides believed they were the ringleaders Since the case against the at UN Impeachment called formality United Nations NY CAP A bundle of dynamite was found at the United Nations headquarters today New York police bomb experts were sum moned scene and sped Washington AP One by one they took their stand on the impeachment of President Nixon and at the end the day it was clear the Transcripts on page 8 marked release in tension President will go down in among House Republicans who history as the greatest president had been dreading the coming of the century vote Although they made fre California Gov Ronald quent references to the sorrow Reagan said Nixon should sub and anguish of their decision ject himself to interrogation by comfort in the the House during impeachment they found numbers of joining them proceedings and UN security chief Col H A But reporters found one Nixon probably keep us from appeal Dynamite were found under a would say it has been sadly im guard The Meditation Room only a few yards from corridors used 19 by UN delegates and thousands xheir statements issued in of daily tourists was roped off to Nixons admission havei vance a means of inducing a c j land said Landgrebe favorable attitude toward dynamite a few minutes before judiciary Committee who had The hopelessness or wixons Evenif he jed or obstructed resignation in the White House the buildins was opened tovoted against the articles of j situation in the House was wheres the disadl some members revived talk of visitors Trimble said impeachment that will be underscored by B h o a e s brought to the House floor Aug r idgrebe i legislation that would grant V3T1L326 25KCU JUOllUfti CUC i response to a question as to thing is happen Nixon immunity from criminal whether there was anything the j President could do himself I suppose V lllilg to save ins to the country u j Few members shared H view In other reaction to the entrance was that he withheld evidence lisi i V t In other reaction closed ing him to the Watergate cover nght now I couldn say I m at But elsewhere the United Naup left no doubt Tuesday that loss to kn h Rabbi Bar lions opened to the public as Nixon faces a Senate trial an usual Visitors streamed past possible removal from otuce the roped off area unaware of what had happened j said that 1Uoo officials although no mechanical detona tion device was with the dynamite sticks they found a threehasbeen dismissed Lantz simple fuse and immediately said i h e charges against called the city bomb squad The immediate area was evacuated and the city bomb squad covered the dynamite with bomb disposal blankets A UN spokesman said later there were few dues as tc who planted the explosives and that investigation had only begun the other 35 probably will be dropped could appeal the judges July 30 decision but I dont think we will If the attorney generals office wants to thats fine with me but I think the judges deci sion will stand Lantz said SHOWERS Index prosecution that The proposal was quickly j squelched however by Rhodes impeach and Rep Barber B Conable Jr RNY chairman of the Rabbi Baruch Korff House Republican Policy Corn assured Nixon of his continued mittee support in a meeting in Nixons Rhodes said he doubted that office In a statement issued through his National Citizens Committee for Fairness to the Presidency Korff said This Congress had any authority to grant immunity which is a power reserved to the executive Tonight chance of showers and thunderstorms low Li mid 60s Chance of showers again Thursday with high in low or mid 80s Chance of rain is 50 per cent both tonight and tomorrow Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1326 27 4 7 11 910 11 Tabloid calls him liar fool Foreign criticism of Nixon increases By the Associated Press vacuum in the United Stetes Legislators criticize prison Foreign newspaper of President Nixon and recomi mendations that he resign in creased today Some editorial writers began to write about his By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Two area state representa tives have severely criticized Gov Daniel Walkers admin istration over operation of pe nal institutions after two in mates of Menard Penitentiary sawed their way out Monday State Rep Sorbert Doc Snrincer RChester and State Ralph Dunn Quoin criticized the prisons administration citing n e g 1 i gent management and charg ing that persons living near the pnson are in a state of constant fear of being con fronted by criminals Seven men have escap ed irom Menard which is lo cated near Chester since July 29 The latest group of cwomen sawed their way out of the prison itself on Monday They have been captured William R Cooper 29 ot Jasper County was appre hended at am Tues day about S miles north of the prison by Steven and Douglas Severs prison guards Franklin D Hampton 39 of Moultrie County was ar rested at pm Monday about 10 miles north of the prison on the Klondike Rail road bridge It is believed Cooper who was foflowing Hampton jump ed from the bridge and sprain ed his ankle when he heard Hampton get caught a prison spokesman said Cooper was treated at the prison hospital Neither he nor Hampton offered any resist ance when arrested a prison spokesman said two state representa rives said the guards are frignteced by die impos sible situation resulting from the shortage of personnel Gov Walker and his cor rections officials are ap prcachins the of prisons i if they are dealing with a bunch of high school students on a Sunday picnic They need to realize the peo ple behind bars are mere be cause they have shown them selves unable to abide by the laws which govern the conduct of oar society Dunn and Springer said They have called on Gov WalkeV to reevalnate fee sd njjnistratiani correctional policies and the people re sponsible for them The public demands safe ty and when they are en dangered by prison breaks the whole purpose of criminal justice is defeated Ifs time to chanee course and get back to the fdpa of prisoners pay ing for the crimes they com mit Dunn and Springer said in a joint news rdease A complete investigation is being made of the security situation at Menard because of the recent nmnber of es capees according to David H Brietton adminisfralor of tie Office of Institution Services of the Illinois Department of Corrections presidencv in the past tense r sentence and thi accorded to himself credibility can be BOW have with he What other nations The greatest i power In the world thus finds Governments withheld official j unprecedented without comment saying Nixons rudder blems are an internal US The editorials came after He said the investigation fair But diplomats in London jylxoa tapes Monday should be completed by the said privately that uncertaintiesRowing he had attempted to end of next week over American policy are an FBI investigation of Cooper the only escape from the prison Five inmates walked away earlia from the honor farm Two remain free They are George C Whitehouse 22 of Maran County who was dis covered missing July 29 and Doflsld Scroggins 47 cf WiH Coonrr who escaped July 31 Guardian resignation defense now would come too late to Nixons imperial presidency bring the President any credit ezded the moment he finally but not too late to save his admitted he was z for and a country and the Western world fool writes Britains tabloid fr0rn further montns of emjKy Sun leadership In Paris LeFigaro declared The Times ot London made there is certain   

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