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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysbore 111 Walnut Herrin 212 N 16th Southern Illinoisan Volume 82No 23315e a Copy SuccetiortoeirlKiniUli Fru Prwi Htrrln Dtlly Jeornil Murphyrtoro Ottmtnt THURSDAY OCT 3 1974 Macaluso gains innocent verdict Unpacked pachyderms An Illinois state policeman ttands watch as workmen re move two of the three ele phants from an overturned tractortrailer on US M near Divernon this morning AP Wirephoto Nixon asks to be excused Washington AP Lawyers for former President Richard M Nixon asked US District Judge John Sirica today to excuse Nixon from testifying in the Watergate coverup trial The request was made in two motions to quash subpoenas issued for NixonV appearance at Lawyers say his health wont permit trial testimony issueu iui iNiAuu the trial by one of the detei crimjna cha of anrl hv the eovern dants and by the govern ment Sirica refused to state the grounds cited in the motions but they were believed to claim that Nixons health will not permit him to travel for at least a molnth The former presidents doctor said earlier this week Nixon should not travel for up to three month Meanwhile federal prosecutors linked one new name to the case that has conspiracy obstructing justice In making the claim of newly discovered evidence the pro secutors said they may add other names to the list of alleged conspirators With the jury selection process not half completed it appeared that the first testimony in the trial will not come until the middle of next week at the earliest John D Ehrlichman posed a new problem for the judge a i 11 j fnn frve Nixon ciaimttat trial for conspiracy and obstruction of justice will I place him in double jeopardy since Ehrlichman already stands convicted in the plumbers case The prosecutors memoran dum said the new evidence made it necessary to add one co conspirator to the list drawn up by the Watergate grand jury It did not name the person A course close to the case said the man is Richard A Moore the former special counsel to Nixon who testified at the Senate Watergate hearings that he urged John W Dean III to Vets benefits pact reached Washington AP Vietnamera veterans would get a 23 per cent hike in educa tional benefits retroactive to Sept 1 under a new com promise reached by Senate and House conferees Meanwhile a HouseSenate conference is nearing final ac tion on a compromise strip mining bill with a warning from its chairman that President Ford may veto the measure if it cost billion Among the features are a loan program of isnt passed before the November elections Routine approval of the veterans bill compromise by the full House and Senate is ex pected but President Ford had warned last summer he would veto a similar bill as being in flationary The compromise bill would per veteran and an ex tension of the time GI un dergraduates can get benefits from 36 to 45 months A single veteran now getting a month would receive under the compromise The increases for a veteran with a wife would be from Deathsf injuries reported Quake strikes central Peru Lima Peru AP An earthquake shook Lima and central Peru today and radio reports said a number of persons were killed and many were injured There was no immediate of ficial report on casualties The quake struck at am CDT and another tremor hit five minutes later Electricity and gas supplies were cut off for about an hour Radio reports from Canete about 120 miles south of Lima said many houses collapsed crushing a number of peo ple In Lima people were struck vith terror as signs and masonry fell At least six old houses in the downtown area collapsed South Americas worst recorded earthquake hit Peru on May 31 1970 killing 20000 persons Another 50000 were missing 50000 injured andi 800000 homeless The National Earthquake Information Service in Boulder Colo said todays quake hit 74 on the Richter Scale which measures the movement of the ground A reading of 74 usually results in extensive damage The quake that hit San Fran cisco in 1906 measured 83 Jacob Goro dies Jacob Goro of 614 Skyline Drive in Carbondale died to day Mr Goro who was active in many civicclubs and or ganizations was the general manager of the SelmierPeer less Towel and Linen Service at 300 S Washington St in Carbondale for about 30 years Funeral services are pend ing Vofes curbs on CIA Senate holds foreign aid plan House votes to slash Nixon funds Washington AP The House has overwhelm ingly voted to slash former President Richard M Nixons expense money to but rejected an effort to cut off his pension as repudiation for Watergate Senate action is still required on the measure President Ford originally asked for Nixon The House also acted to hold Nixons White House tapes andpapers in Washington until Congress acts on proposals to make them public property Cutoff of Nixons pension was proposed bv Rep Jerome R Waldie DCalif who said that would be the Houses last chance to register its verdict that Nixons service was not honorable not deserv ing of reward But Waldies effort was re jected 344 to 46 after Rep Howard W Robison RNY appealed to the House to end this vengeful spirit The figure would be an 11month portion covering the period from Nixons resignation to a month and for a j in August through Tune and fre veteran with a wife and child j end of the current fiscal year of from to a month In j the annual oension to addition benefits for eachwhich former presidents are dependent over the age of 2 entitled were increased from to By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Judge Robert Gagen of Belleville directed a verdict of innocent today after hear ing only one hour of testimony from one witness in the trial of former Perry County Asses sor Charles Macaluso Macaluso was charged with misconduct in office He was accused of buying property at tax sales while serving as as sessor The only witness heard this morning at the trial in the Perry County courthouse in Pinckneyville was County Clerk Winton Bigham Under questioning Bigham said none of the property men tioned in a sixcount indict ment was bought at tax sales during Macalusos term as as Judge directs verdict after 1hour testimony sessor The judge indicated the state had failed to prove its case of misconduct in office beyond a reasonable doubt Macaluso said he was very happy with the verdict and wants to be tried on the other charges brought against him because he feels he also will be found innocent of them In June Macaluso was in dicted by a Perry County grand jury on 11 charges in cluding misconduct in office aggravated battery attempt ed rape aggravated assault and contributing to the sexual delinquency of a child Macaluso was suspended as county assessor by the Perry County Board of Commission ers after Board Chairman Vallie West made several ac cusations against Macaluso The trial began Wednesday with the selection of 12 jurors during a daylong session Judge Gagen said Wednes day the trial probably would be concluded by The attoneys for Macaluso were Lewis Wingate of Vienna and Gerald Owens of Benton Perry County Assistant States Atty William B Starnes pro secuted the case tell the coverup story to the President Moores lawyer issued a statement later denying that the former White House aide was the new unindicted cocon spirator Moore who had been a holdover in the Ford ad ministration resigned Wednes day The prosecutors office had included Moore on its list of 44 prospective witnesses largely because he was involved in some of the taped conversations that will be introduced into evidence The whitehaired Moore is represented by Herbert J Miller who also was retained by Nixon after his resignation as president The addition brought the number of unindicted cocon spirators to 20 according to sources The only name that has surfaced officially is Nix ons Marion shuns freeloader No red carpet for Canadian The Greater Marion Area Chamber of Commerce has pulled the red carpet treat ment out from under an enter prising freeloader from Can ada The Greater Marion Area Chamber of Commerce receiv ed a letter from one M Jean Marie Pilotte who signed himself as the secretary of the Chamber de Commerce de Montreal Que Pilotte wrote We are proud to tell you that many members of Montreal Cham bers of Commerce and my family are going to visithing your state of Illinois and your city and country two months in October and November for vacation and business Send me this one mape of our city or state is import ant Calender of events for October and November Guide for visithing interest points in dustrial plants amusement parks museum golf course where going fishing names of yours hotels motels res taurants church For my peo ples Tell me the population of your city and county A telephone call Wednesday to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce turned up the in formation that it does not have a Monsieur Pilotte as sociated with it A chamber official said We have had inquiries about letters like this before It is someone who wants a free meal when he visits your city Du Quoin event Pioneer spirit to be revived at weekend Folk Festival In a nothing compromise between and the ap The leader of the House con1 proved in committee the House chopped off another The action was on an billion supplemental appropria tions bill that apnears headed for President Fnrds veto because the House boosted it million above h i s budget ferees Rep Olin E Teague D Tex said he had been promised a new Ford administration position paper in writing on the benefits by Wednesday after noons conference but none ar rived If he vetoes this thing hell get run over Teague said The chairman of the con ferees Sen Vance Hartke D Ind noted that Ford had voiced reservations about some of the programs and the overall dollar amount agreed to Wednes day Butthis is the second time that the Senate has compromis ed to meet objections by the President and the other House Hartke said and the Senate wouldnt give in any further According to committee sources the Ford administration made a lastminute proposal to increase benefits 20 per cent knock out the loan program and keep the monthly benefits to 36 months The administration also wanted to delay the overall in creases to Jan 1 Rep MorrisK Udall DAriz told strip mining confereees that unless they can resolve all basic issues today and send the bill to the House and Senate floors for speedy approval it may be dead for 1974 72 The bill was approved 317 to Lottery numbers The weekly bonanza winner in the Illinois Lottery today was James Powell a steelworker from Chicago The winner was Joseph F Halloran also of Chicago Frank H Wilson of Harris burg won The weekly lotto numbers are 47 36 07 27 and 32 Qualifying numbers for next weeks bonanza and the next millionaire drawing are 345 239 and 402 The first millionaire draw ing of the Illinois Lottery will be held tonight One of 158 persons eligible will receive million in payments for the next 20 years The pioneer spirit will be revived this weekend at the third annual Southern Illinois Folk Festival Friday through Sunday at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Arts and Crafts Guild in conjunction with Hayes Fair Acres Inc the Folk Festival features the talents and skills of the people of Southern Illinois and the sur rounding area the promoters call the Folk Festival a liv ing museum Visitors can see blacksmith ing sheepshearing goose plucking and lye soap mak ing The arts and crafts demon strations include glass blow ing chair caning china paint ing and broom making Also featured at the festi val will be the MidAmerica Wood Carvers Show sponsor ed by the Southern Illinois Wood Carvers Association This show is expected to draw 40 to 50 craftsmen from throughout the Midwest For the first time this year there will be three days of square dancing at the festi val Area clubs from Carbon dale Carterville Campbell Hill Mt Vernon Pinckney ville and Cape Girardeau are expected to participate However the public is also invited to participate as well as watch Other daily attractions to be featured include a country store petting zoo surrey rides flea market and stage shows On Sunday one of 17 young women from the Southern Il linois area will be crowned queen of the Folk Festival More than 60000 persons are expected to attend Ad mission is free A parking fee will be collected at the gate In addition to the Southern Illinois Folk Festival Hayes Fair Acres will also be the site of the Du Quoin Fall Roundup this weekend The Fall Roundup is being hosted by Du Quoins AWa WeGo Tribe of the National Campers and Hikers Associa tion The Fall Roundup will run from Friday through Sun day The public is invited Aurora High closed Aurora AP Three youths were injured and nine were arrested in student fights which closed Auroras East High School for the rest of the week The fights among about 100 of the schools 2000 pupils erupted Wednesday afternoon ap parently over the suspensions earlier of four black girls a school official said The four pupils were suspended Tuesday for an incident involving a white student the official said The fisticuffs Wednesday oc curred between black white and Latino students officials said Humphrey rallies against burger boost Washington AP The Senate has shelved a billion foreign aid bill but only after voting to bring CIA covert operations under close con gressional scrutiny A 4139 vote returned the authorization bill to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at least until after the November elections Its ultimate fate re mained uncertain The Senate had loaded down the bill with ceilings limitations and restrictions opposed by President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger Included were military aid cutoffs for Turkey and Chile and reductions in food aid and fertilizer shipments to South Vietnam In the end 24 Republicans and 17 Democrats supported the motion of Sen John 0 Pastore DRL to recommit the bill Seven Republicans and 32 Democrats voted against it Currently before a House Senate conference committee is a continuing resolution which extends the spending authority for foreign aid and other pro grams for which regular ap propriations have not yet been passed The money resolution allocates funds based on last years foreign aid authorization law Returned to committee along withthe bill was an amendment to require the president to report to Congress before spen ding any money for covert operations by the CIA or any other government agency ex cept for the sole purpose of ob taining information The amendment offered by Sen Harold E Hughes DIowa and adopted by voice vote was the strongest attempt to bring the Central Intelligence Agency under strict legislative review since the agency came under fire three weeks ago for covert operations in Chile Index Fair and cool tonight low 44 to 49 Friday mostly sunny and warmer high in thelow 70s Chance of showers Satur day Near normal tempera tures Saturday and Sunday with lows 45 to 55 and highs 68 to 78 Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1719 23 4 6 2021 1316 21 Nixon doesnt have cancer Long Beach Calif AP Richard M Nixons doctor says tests confirm his opinion that hidden cancer is not responsible for the phlebitis the former president suffers Dr John C Lungren said in his daily written statement Wednesday that more tests are scheduled before Nixon is released from Memorial Hospital Medical Center to return to his San Clemente estate ft c Washington StarNews Washington For President James Polk the national battle cry was Fiftyfour forty or fight For Teddy Roosevelt it was Remember the Maine For Sen Hubert Humphrey the new cry is Bring back the 60cent Senate ham burger In a heated Senate floor speech Wednesday the Min nesota Democrat grilled managers of the Senate cafeteria for boosting the price of a hamburger to 75 cents 25 cents with and for raising prices on other items by 25 per cent Coming on the heels of the 55 per cent pay raise for federal workers the cafeteria price hikes in effect takes back the salary hike from Senate employes said the senator I wish the dairy farmers who receive an estimated 54 cents per gallon for their milk in Minnesota could share in the Senates profit from milk A onehalf pint carton goes for 25 cents Humphrey said The price increases which went into effect Monday touched off loud grumblings among Senate staffers who are now paying about 25 per cent more for most lunches than their counterparts in the House A spokesman for the Senate cafeteria which is under the jurisdiction of the Senate Rules Committee said the price increases had been under consideration a long time and had nothing to do with the government employes pay boost
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