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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 14, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION no N llllrwli Murphysbert 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N MNe 242ISe Copy HlinoisaiH 2 20 Prtu Oilly JwrMl Murphyibore luiUptHMl MONDAY OCTOBER 14 1974 S NEWSPAPERS BOX 62525 Sadat to ask Arabs to back Mideast pact Damascus Syria AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger gained Egyptian President Anwar Sadats assur ance today that he will try to rally support at the Arab sum mit for interim agreements with Israel There are positive indica tions that we are making prog ress toward a just in the area the secretary said at Sadats residence outside Cairo Kissinger also announced ne would return to the Middle East the first week of November following visits to Russia for nuclear arms talks and the In dian subcontinent After his talks with Sadat Kissinger flew to Damascus for talks with Syrian President Hafez Assad Later he flies to Algeria Sadat the key leader in Kis singers Middle East diplomacy seemed to be walking on eggs ag he agreed to take the initiative at the Arab summit in Morocco on Oct 26 Why am I asked about guar antees he exclaimed when a newsman asked whether Egypt was prepared to offer them to Israel in return for a withdrawal in Sinai I myself I need guarantees Sadat said But he added that he was very optimistic about the summit The West German news magazine Der Spiegel quoted Sadat as saying in an interview that he would be ready to sign a peace agreement if Israel pulls back from territories occupied during the 1967 war As Kissinger arrived in Da mascus Egyptian Foreign Min ister Ismail Fahmy flew to Moscow for talks aimed at im proving SovietEgyptian ties arranging a visit to Cairo by Soviet leader Leonid Breznev and reopening the MoscowCairo arms pipeline The pipeline practically dried up after Egypt backed U S diplomatic initiatives to end last Octobers Middle East war In Jerusalem former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan signed a petition opposing Israeli with drawal from occupied Jordan The petition was circulated by the rightwing opposition Likud bloc and Dayans action raised speculation he would quit Is raels ruling Labor party and join Likud Asked about the prospect of Palestinian participation in fu ture Geneva peace talks Kiss inger said Negotiations be tween Jordan and Israel should start first But as I have pointed out previously negotiations should include all the parties concerned A key goal of Kissingers cur rent trip has been to initials separate IsraeliEgyptian and IsraeliJordanian talks rather man to press for a fullscale Geneva parley Newsmen trav elling with Kissinger were told Sunday the secretary hopes to have new peace negotiations under way by the end of the year Coverup trial begins Washington AP The prosecution opened its case in the Watergate coverup trial today by telling the jury it would prove that the most powerful men in the government of the United States even including the President con spired to block the investigation of the Watergate breakin RichardB enV enisle a Watergate assistant special prosecutor told the jury of nine women and three men We will prove to you in the course of this trial that the at tempts of legitimate law en forcement agencies were n the Prosecution aims at the most powerful men in government Historic debate rest aged near Jonesboro This time they clapped for Lincoln itj fWaM 1 Rflrt nnnAaran self The start of the trial was de layed two hours apparently wnen one juror asked to be ex t Judge JohTT j D ficials in the Nixon admin Ration sat at five small counsel tables with their law yers Sirica entered the courtroom at am John J Wilson attorney for former White House staff chief H R the Watergate breakin trial nearly two years ago At precisely am the jury was led into the courtroom and BenVeniste began his opening statement In the early morning hours of June 17 1972 a security guard working at the Watergate com plex noticed that a downstairs door had been taped so that it would not lock the prosecutor began The defendants who sat lis tening to the prosecutor outline the case against them were former Atty Gen John N Mitchell exWhite House aides Haldeman and John D Ehr lichman former Asst Atty men in thegovernment of the defendants including Motion denied replied the Nixon reelection By Steve Winn Of The Southern Dlinoisan In the shade of a massive oak tree which undoubtedly witnessed the original Jones boro debate between Stephen A Douglas and Abraham Lin coln a rematch was held Sun day Dressed in long black coats with black bow ties vests and identical stove pipe hats the two figures stood once again before a gathering of citizens by an autumncolored woods half a mile north of Jonesboro and debated the Missouri Compromise t h e Dred Scott decision and the merits of the newlyformed Republican Party A motorcycle was in the background the debaters used an amplifier system and there was a television camera set up behind the crowd but somehow the original flav or of the event was not lost From folding chairs picnic tables and a large log the crowd looked on intently as Judge Douglas played by MonticeUo High School teach er Alan White opened the de bate with an attack on the candidate for US senator from Dlinois Abe Lincoln The tall man identified by a nearby sign as Abe the Giant Killer endured the tirade calmly removing his large hat once to wipe his forehead with a red handker chief When he rose to present his thinvoiced rebuttal the crowd applauded Theyre not being very his torical today complained one spectator aware of tiie areas strong Democratic leanings a century ago Theyre clapping for Lin coln The reenactment was spon sored free of charge by the newly formed Union County Historical Society Ihe city of Jonesboro the Illinois Bureau of Tourism and Eastern Illi nois University as part of Illi nois observance of the na tional bicentennial The event took place within a few hundred yards of the site of the original debate in 1858 the year of Lincolns un successful challenge to Doug las senate seat The threehour debate was presented in condensed form lasting about 50 minutes Ralph Y McGinnis director of Lincoln Studies at Eastern Illinois University edited and produced the reenactment 1500 in the six years as presented around the state this fall McGinnis also In a long black coat played master of ceremonies for the Jonesboro debate The debate was held on what was in 1858 known as the Jonesboro fairgrounds now the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Area of the Shawnee National Forest Warm Sunday weather en couraged picnickers and a crowd estimated at over 500 by Union County Historical So ciety president Cecelia Muck elroy The society sold refresh ments and sponsored a raffle for an antique desk to raise money for the restoration of the Williard Hall a building on the AnnaJonesboro Com munity High School campus dating back to the 1870s Blake who has appeared on television and made more McGinnis said future reen actments of the LincolnDoug las debates were a possibility but that other Lincoln pro grams were being considered by Eastern Illinois University Cattlemen give calves to Lfter scrapping plans to saug Meanwhile cattlemen in to e fc their calves nate some more cattle I a ecTfor Tuesday to an orphans home said sSy they had canceled indicated more donations The first donation consisted of fteir plans too in federal icials Following a fervent Doug wereon v las rebuttal accompanied by xhe cattlemen want to show miuiuiy the Texas cauiernai w o announced they would slaughter meeting has las reDuttai accompameu uy The cattlemen want strotller assistant about 1000 calves most of them between groups otiexas cat strong gusts of wind duly noted the people that we arenot a said dairy animals because the high tlemen and Agriculture Depart by Blakes Lincoln the two around of the inade it impossible ment Undersecretary Phil J actors and McGinnis mixed said James Traweek president ftey wiu be for them to raise them and sell Campbell with the crowd to shake hands o the cross Timbers Beef and home s said they were The cattlemen said theyJMW sign autographs and pose for Dairy Association which had raised to maturity c pnotographs Also mingling was Paul Si mon Democratic candidate for Congress The audience made up of g The enthusiasm of the crowd was not lost upon the two actors As the two posed for a picture with a dozen children Blake suddenly look ed up and asked plaintively Do we have to all stand around a Douglas campaign sign Index aiuywi The cattlemen said they were iTan economic canceling between high feed prices and go give the govenma low beef prices chance to make an The first planned slaughter in fer of 13li 19 4 Partly cloudy cooler tonight low in the upper 30s Tuesday partly sunny much cooler high in the mid or upper 50s Partly cloudy Wednesday fair Thursday and Friday U17 1112 Superintendents idea worksbuf may violate rules Yogi Bear helps kids find busbut may be banned j driver me to tt Family living Farm Sports Weather details map By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan Southern Illinois city offici als met in ML Vernon Satur day to form a new association of Southern Illinois mayors The group has 94 participat ing Southern Illinois communi ties Mayor J Leo Davis of Carlisle said today Mayor Holland Lewis of Mt Vernon was elected president Area mayors set up organization dents or to said Belcher a teacher into trouble with state law and school administrator for 19 cials on how school years b In order to aid bewildered buses painted Were Each bus had a different guidelines on the buses we ought dont know wiiats going Tpictureof Yogi on the pen now Im afraid theyre going to make me take them new ganization is to provide a unit before ures Yogi and Belcher said Davis said The association will also from Sparta Harrisburg 01 ney Carmi Royalton Cairo and Mount Carmel Carbondale Mayor Neal Ec kert who attended the meet ing said the general feeling of the group was that Southern Illinois mayors could benefit by working closely with con gressional representatives This organization provides a vehicle A number of Southern Illi nois state representatives at tended the meeting Davis said Davis said the group will focus first on problems of En vironmental Protection Agen cy regulations water and sew er grants and other common fmding of course can t read numbers were f Belcher had been superin school district violates federal tion yeHow and black Belcher got the high school School bus Rector cane by hed have to report Belctrr when he went to Bement He has also worked in the Mt Vernon Sparta and Shawnee school systems in Southern ft linoii plication said Theres quite a lot of mon ey in federal and state grants but a lot of Southern Illinois mayors dont know how to get to it he said The group elected a steer ing committee of seven South ern ffiinoii mayors they art son Johnson Perry Ran dolph Williamson and Union counties are among the 30 included in the organization Some of the towns included in the 94 participating com munities are Carbondale Marion Murphysboro Herrm West Frankfort Benton and Pinckneyvffle he said   

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