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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, Burlington, Iowa Mediapolis Bullette Star Deb Coates is the driving Force behind teams record 10th straight appearance in the Iowa tourney this week. See pages 19 and 22. 137th year no. 205sunday, March to 197440 pages five sections Price 20<t Burlington Iowa Burlington government debate remains Lively by Bill Mertens a major Campaign Issue in Burlington a form of government election a salaries a also pose an interesting problem when the City changes from Council manager to commission government. State rep. Bill Monroe a Bur Lington said this weekend the possibility is Good for reducing the lame Duck period to 22 months but said he Hasni to researched the salary question. Monroe said he will Likely tack an amendment on the Home Rule Bill which would set the effective Date for commission takeover in Burlington at Jan. I 1976. He said no one should have a any great qualms about that since it appears All parties affected want it commission government which Burlington had from 1910 to 1968, won a Handy 804-vote Victory Here tuesday As 55 per cent of those voting cast ballots to dump the Council manager form. New commissioners cannot by Law be elected until the next regular City election following the special vote. That would be november 1975. The lame Duck period became 28 months when it was discovered that new commissioners take office until the beginning of the next fiscal year following their election. That would be july i 1976. Monroe thinks that discrepancy can be rectified but Isnit pleased with the salary question. Under Iowa Law elected officers of either form of government must have offices in City Hall a their total annual compensation payable in equal monthly instalments a shall be fixed by local ordinance but a no Council during its present term shall have Power to increase the salary of its own City atty. Charles Garretson believes this a a implies that the new commissioners will set their own salaries. He has been asked to research the question and said he would have a formal opinion ready for the Council next Friday. Others Arentt sure including some persons suggested As potential mayor candidates under commission government. Harry Hatt Parks commissioner when pm won a razor thin Victory in 1967, said its a a probable that hell run again a but that a pretty far off. I think somebody should run that knows a Little about the Hatt believes the salary limits Are set by the state but has nothing to support the opinion. He and three other commissioners were each paid $9,375 in 1967 salary for mayor car Hoschek was $10,625. Hatt thinks the new salaries would probably be similar to the schedule in Ottumwa where voters also recalled commission government after pm had been in effect. The Ottumwa mayor receives $12,500 annually and the commissioners $11,375 each Hatt said. Others have talked in the $12,000 to $15,000 Range Council member Elaine Baxter said. She has indicated a a a willingness to run for mayor under commission government a but i Haven to said i would run yet. A i would be switching from a legislative to an administrative role a she said Quot and i really feel i want to find out As much As i can about what that pm employed five part time Council members As the policy makers for the Community and a City manager As the administrative head. Each Council member received $1,200 yearly Ken Vanderslice is being paid $22,000 this year As City manager. Under commission form the mayor and commissioners double As department Heads. The mayor serves As head of the department of Public affairs and commissioners Are elected to head Parks finance streets and Public safety. The mayor serves As president of the Council and votes on All matters As the a first among Hoschek said he will not run again neither have any of the other present Council members indicated a desire to hold a full time City Post. The name of Milt Titus a candidate for mayor under the commission form in 1967 and a member of the first Council under pm has been mentioned but he said ifs too Early to say whether he will of a bbl continued on Pogo 3 4cover-up seven enter innocent pleas it cd 4 f. Rich4rhs Washington Ufi a seven former members of president Nixon sinner Circle marched grimly through a jeering crowd outside . District court saturday and pleaded innocent to criminal charges in the cover up of the watergate scandal. Two of them former White House aides John d. Ehrlichman and Charles w. Colson also pleaded innocent to separate charges stemming from the 1971 e11 s b e r g break in. In Ehrlichmann Scase the combined charges carry a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison and $95,000 in tines. Shouts of a Sieg Heil Quot and a i Hope you get 30 years Quot greeted former attorney a a it of general John n. Mitchell As he arrived by taxi for the late morning arraignment before . District judge John j. Sirica. All seven defendants indicted by the w watergate grand jury eight Days ago said nothing during the seven minute ceremony except to respond a not guilty in loud Clear voices when each of their names was read by the court clerk. Sirica released the seven on personal Bond and routinely ordered them to surrender their passports ask his permission if they wish to leave the country and keep him informed of their whereabouts. He set May i for hearing pretrial motions by any defendant who might seek another trial location move to have the charges dropped or take any other Legal Steps before the cover up trial begins sept. 9. Pleading innocent besides Ehrlichman Colson and Mitchell were former White House chief of staff . Haldeman former assistant attorney general Robert c. Mardian former Haldeman aide Gordon c. Strachan and former Nixon Campaign committee lawyer Kenneth w. Parkinson. Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski who arrived 15 minutes before the arraignment went up to Mitchell and Parkinson to shake hands. A John How Are you Good to see you again a Jaworski told Mitchell who is under trial with former Commerce Secretary Maurice h. Stans in new York City in a separate obstruction of Justice Case. A Are you in Good health a Mitchell asked Jaworski. It was the first Public reunion of the seven men who once ran the presidents 1972 re election Campaign and served him As Cabinet members political advisers fund raisers or White House aides until watergate engulfed the administration. After the arraignment Haldeman Ehrlichman Colson and Strachan chatted quietly for about five minutes in the courtroom. When the group broke up Haldeman and Ehrlichman a once the closest and most powerful aides to Nixon a sat Down together at the defendants table and held a Long Friendly conversation. Mitchell Pale and unsmiling took no apparent notice of the crowd of 150 spectators outside the courthouse when he arrived. A they Stone face a one yelled. There were signs Reading a free Martha and a defend the Constitution a jail the police took into custody an unidentified Young Man wearing striped prison garb a papier mache Nixon mask and Crown of Oil company and itt trademarks when he stepped behind an american Flag and began to undress. After the arraignment Mitchell had no comment for reporters. A i have no comment at All a he said. A i refer you to judge Sirica a order forbidding any comment by anyone involved in toe Case outside the courtroom. All seven were charged with conspiracy in the cover up and All but Mardian were indicted for obstruction of Justice. In addition Ehrlichman Haldeman. Mitchell and Strachan were charged with lying to Federal investigators. Ehrlichman and Colson took the occasion to plead innocent to separate conspiracy charges in connection with the break in at the Beverly Hills calif., office of Daniel Ellsberg a psychiatrist. They were among six indicted in the Case wednesday which will be tried separately before judge Gerhard a. Gesell. The other four will be arraigned later. Nixon to a Deal later with statement conflict Biel Gene v. Risher key Biscayne Fla. Up a the White House said saturday it was a aware of the semantical differences in president Nixon a two apparently conflicting accounts regarding hush Money for the watergate burglars and would Deal with them later. At his news conference in Washington wednesday night Nixon said he was told March 21, 1973, by then White House counsel John w. Dean Iii that payments had been made to the seven original watergate defendants a for the purpose of keeping them quiet not simply for their this account seemingly conflicts with another Nixon gave last aug. 15 about what was discussed at his meeting nearly a year ago with Dean and former White House chief of staff . Haldeman. Dean who was fired last april 30, told Senate investigators last summer he was convinced the president condoned the payoffs a charge Nixon has consistently denied. Presidential spokesman Gerald l. Warren refused saturday to explain the discrepancy. A we Are aware of the semantical differences Between the two statements and will Deal with them at an appropriate time a he said. According to some Legal observers Nixon a admission wednesday that he knew of hush Money payments even though he said he disapproved them could be personally damaging. Federal Law requires that any person with knowledge of a felony must report it immediately. Warren also refused to comment on allegations by James w. Mccord jr., one of the convicted watergate burglars that All seven convictions should be overturned because Nixon a deliberately concealed and suppressed knowledge of the payments. Inside today late news. .2,3,15 business news. .25-27 crossword Puzzle. .13 editorial Page. .4 entertainment. .5 family amp social. .9-12 Hawk Eveland. .16 Horoscope. .13 obituaries. .7 sports. .17-24 or. Thosteson. .14 want ads. 27-31 arabs Boycott Boycott session Beirut up a an egyptian newspaper predicted saturday that sundays meeting of Arab Oil producing countries in Cairo will lift the embargo against the United states. But three of the biggest Arab Oil exporting nations said they would refuse to attend the conclave. The sem official Cairo newspaper Al ashram said the conference organized by Egypt is expected to decide to lift the embargo imposed during the october Middle East War. Oil Industry sources in the egyptian capital said however they doubted the whole Boycott would be lifted. They said the Arab Oil ministers might ease the embargo to the extent of full week for British London up a Britain returned to a full work week saturday ending to weeks of an economically crippling three Day week. But new prime minister Harold Wilson warned there were still serious economic problems ahead. Wilson a minority labor party government which took office Only five Days ago formally ended at Midnight Friday the abbreviated work week imposed dec. 31 by the former conservative party government to save fuel during Britain a Coal strike. Ending the Coal strike and returning Britain to a five Day work week were the Wilson governments first priorities treating the United states As other Western nations now subject to the 15 per cent production Cut the Arab Oil producers have maintained. But Middle East Oil sources said the scheduled meeting faces a a potentially serious split Over the Issue of lifting the Arab Oil embargo on Oil supplies to the United states. The sources said Libya Algeria and Iraq have refused to take part in the Cairo meeting. Iraqis official news Agency announced late saturday Iraq is opposed to any efforts to lift or even ease the embargo and thus would not attend. Libya backed by Algeria tried to have the conference held in the libyan capital of Tripoli next wednesday. The sources said these three countries might go through with a a counter conference in Tripoli to oppose any lifting of the embargo that might be decided in Cairo. The Oil sources said the move to lift the Boycott stemmed from . Secretary of state Henry a. Kissinger a diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. Earlier an egyptian Oil ministry spokesman said the ministers would meet a sunday evening at the Sheraton hotel in for three Days there were conflicting reports about the time and place of the conference. The libyan regime of col. Heights fight flares with israeli forces mobilized to a a pre War Alert a syrian howitzers pounded israeli positions on the Rocky Golan Heights saturday. The syrians said they destroyed a Bulldozer and another vehicle in a 15-minute clash. The syrian military command said the latest in a series of clashes began at 12 15 . When an israeli engineering unit tried to strengthen advanced positions in the Central sector of the Heights. The fighting ended at 12 30 . And the syrians reported no other casualties except the two vehicles. In tel Aviv the israeli command said syrian artillery opened up israeli positions near Jeba in the Southern sector of the Heights East of Kun Eitra in the Early afternoon. It said fire was not returned and no casualties were reported. Saturdays clash Between syrian and israeli troops was the third reported this week on the Heights the scene of the bitterest fighting since the .authored Middle East cease fire went into effect. Prime minister Golda Meir said Friday night the Alert was called because of intelligence information that Damascus had decided to attempt recapturing the 325 Square Miles it lost to Israel in october. On the diplomatic front political sources said in Jerusalem that mrs. Meir a new government is unlikely to change israelis policy toward the arabs. One expert said major changes would come Only after mrs. Meir retires or is replaced. Is Moa mar khad Afy had proposed holding it in Tripoli wednesday. The Oil ministry spokesman said the ministers Are expected to review the Arab embargo on Oil supplies to the United states. Al ashram which often reflects official government policy said the ministers would confine themselves to a single items a review of the Arab Oil situation in the Light of All developments in the Middle East since the Oil ministers last met in Kuwait dec. 24-25. These developments would include Kissinger a prodigious efforts to bring about to clip disengagement on the october War off till fall new York up a sen. Henry m. Jackson d-wash., said saturday that a real constitutional problems could delay possible impeachment of president Nixon until Congress reconvenes next fall. A the name of the game is delay a he said. A i see a series of delays and real constitutional problems on a Long term Congress probably would not act on impeachment before the summer recess because of problems with evidence needed for proceedings against seven top Nixon aides indicted last week in the watergate conspiracy he said. He would not specify the problems he foresaw because As a senator a i am a prospective juror in the Hawk to photo of Mary Narp Deputy Terry Conrad examines body of Arthur o Dell As Danville Farmer Ralph Mathews confirms the Man. Apparently killed when he fell from a westbound Burlington Northern freight Early saturday was not an area resident Story Page 7. A. A

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