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Centralia Sunday Sentinel (Newspaper) - June 23, 1974, Centralia, IllinoisSunny and Mild Mostly sunny and mild on Sunday. The high in the mid 70s. Generally fair and cool Sunday night and Monday. The low Sunday 50 to 55. The high Monday in the mid to upper 70s Yesterday's High ............... 87 I a m. Today ....................57 Sunday Sentinel 112th Yeor —VOL. XCI No. 89 Sunday, Juno 23, 1974 it AN INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER Ii Central City — CENTRALIA. ILLINOIS —Wamac U. S.-Soviet Detente Goal Of Moscow Summit Meeting WASHINGTON (AP) — Pres (dent Nixon heads for the summit in Moscow Tuesday hoping to promote U.S -Soviet detente through new nuclear and economic agreements. Officials here are careful not t o excite American expectations. But Leonid I. Brezh nev. the Communist party leader, already has set an optimistic tone predicting "good new agreements" that will please people in both countries. Nixon and an entourage headed by Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger will stop first in Brussels for the signing of a new declaration on U.S. relations with its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Kissinger plans to report to the NATO council after the produce a comprehensive treaty limiting strategic nuclear weapons. But it lowered its sights when a Kissinger mission to the Kremlin in March did not result in the break* through needed to expand upon the pioneering 1972 SALT pact. Now. Secretary of Defense James R Schlesinger and other senior U S officials seem confident that Nixon's visit will result at least in a partial ban on underground nuclear tests and in an agreement in principle to limit the deployment of new Soviet missiles with multiple warheads. Standing in the way of a broad, new SALT accord are internal debates within the two countries as well as differences between them on how to meas- mitted under the 1972 pact. Knowledgeable sources said that the 950 sea-based missiles allowed the Soviet Union were raised to 1,020, while the U.S. total was lowered from 710 to 656 Once again. Soviet restrictions on Jewish emigration hovered over the summit like a dark cloud. Although dancer Valery Panov and a few other notables have been permitted to leave, western diplomats say there may be a backlog of up to 100.-000 applicants. More than two Still, congressional sources report that the Soviet Union is prepared to liberalize its emigration policies somewhat Jackson, a hard-line critic, said: "I think ifs fair to say there has been some movement on the part of the Soviets If Nixon makes any headway it almost certainly will be done behind the scenes. Publicly, the Soviets have assailed congressional pressures for further concessions. In a com mencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy. Nixon said world peace could be under dozen activists were rounded mined if the United States at up in Moscow and other Soviet tempted to intervene in Soviet cities over the last few days. internal affairs. summit and to swing through ure nuclear strength and on the Paris, Munich and London for,significance of the Soviets' meetings with French, West massive launch-power. German and British leaders Even as the summit ap-Nixon's Soviet visit begins on preached, fnesh controversy Thursday and will last a week. broke out here with probable side tours to such Paul H Nitze. the top Penta cities as Yalta and Minsk Coming on the heels of a five Judiciary Panel To List Witnesses nation trip to the Middle East, the Moscow summit serves to focus attention at home on the President's interest and accomplishments in the foreign field Critics suggest that Nixon hopes thereby to offset hts Watergate troubles and to improve his chances in Congress of sur viving the impeachment drive Initially, the administration looked to the summit session to Z .......i • fj i MKIIMM • . ttttlll.l    , *•« 11 • * • « • 11 itll ••••SM    .    # Mite • • t # WASHINGTON (AP) — The [staff, by committee members gon representative on the SALT House Judiciary Committee island by James St. Clair, who is talks, resigned Without specif-    planning to limit    sharply the    in charge of President Nixon's ically mentioning Watergate or    number of witnesses called    in    impeachment defense, the impeachment move, he ex- its impeachment inquiry’ and The witnesses will be exam-pressed doubt that an accept-    the areas in which    they will    be    ined only on specific points able agreement could be    questioned.    ‘where gaps appear in the corn- worked out "under the circum* stances existing at the present time " Sen Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash . charged that the admin* By United Prest International Three persons were dead Sat- Under increasing pressures to,mitte© s documentary evidence, wind up the inquiry in the next [or where there is conflicting three or four weeks, the com [evidence Longer sworn state-mittee is expected to decide    ments    from witnesses would be that only five or six witnesses    available to the members, istration secretly negotiated will be needed    Few    major Watergate fig- startling    changes in    the    U    S.    That would include witnesses    ures,    except former White and    Soviet    missile levels    per-1    recommended by the inquiry    House    counsel Charles W. Col son. are likely to be on the witness list. The committee has the testimony of the others from the grand jury and the Senate Watergate hearings. Colson reportedly told committee attorneys that he warned Nixon in January and in February of 1973 that former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell was involved in Watergate. Nixon had said he learned of Three Dead in Iowa After Saturday’s Wave of Storms CHATS WITH THE CHAIRMAN — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger talks with Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Friday in Washington. Kissinger briefed the panel on the current situation in the Middle East. (AP Wirephoto)_  __    _ U.S. Mayors Conference Commences in San Diego SAN DIEGO. Calif (UPI) -Watergate and its effect of creating what one mayor called a "vacuum of leadership" in Washington was blamed by some of the nation's mayors Saturday for tying up programs ly's farm along the Hardin county line Grundy- urday to warn South Side residents of a flash flood urday in the wake of the week s The Calloway youth s death The National Weather Service high level involvement in the latest devastating storms across Iowa The storms developed over northwest Iowa early Saturday and moved southeast, cutting a swatch from the Orange City area in Sioux County to Lone Tree in Johnson County. A 6-year-old Whitten boy drowned when flood waters swept him from his family's mobile home on a farm south of Whitten A young Remsen woman and a Remsen fireman were electrocuted following a storm-related traffic accident north of Remsen in northwest Iowa The body of Richard Calloway son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Calloway of Whitten, was found downstream in Dodd Creek just south of Whitten Authorities said young Calloway was pulled from the trailer by the raging floodwater^ after they disintegrated the home on the fami- brought the state's storm death also predicted rises along the break in on March 21, 1973. Oil Barge Hits Bridge NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — Gobs of crude oil oozed down the Mississippi River from a ruptured 23.000-barrel oil barge* Saturday after the vessel slammed broadside into the sharp pilings of the Huey P. Long Bridge and sank. "At this time we believe only one compartment of the barge is ruptured—but enough oil is coming out to pollute the river," a United States Coast Guard spokesman said. The spokesman said he was uncertain how many barrels of crude oil were aboard the barge. The captain of the Port of New Orleans closed the area of the accident to traffic and four tugboats worked to free the wrecked barge trapped under the pilings. Ribbons of oil, some three quarters of a mile long, and large pockets of crude oil stretched downstream after the barge snapped the tow line from the Tugboat "Dixie Buccaneer" and struck the bridge pilings. A second barge in tow also broke loose but another tug shoved it safely to shore, the Coast Guard said. "Our wire broke and we went sideways and hit the bridge," said the captain of the tugboat, who did not wish to be identified. "We have to straighten that barge out and everything else before we can stop the leak,” he said. The Coast Guard said there were no injuries. “There is practically no danger of fire because such high heat is needed to ignite crude oil,” the spokesman said Lt. Raymond McFadden, co pilot of a Coast Guard helicopter that hovered over the accident scene, said the barge was on its side and 90 per cent submerged. toll to six for the week Two persons died in the tornado which struck Ankeny on Tuesday and one man died in the Clinton area storm on Friday. Rescue workers found the boy’s parents and they were treated for lacerations and shock and released from a Marshalltown hospital. The family had just moved the mobile home to the farm in preparation for the building of new house which was to have begun on Monday. Jean Heidesch, 19, Remsen, was electrocuted after midnight when her car left a road north of Remsen and struck a utility pole Authorities said she came into contact with the high-voltage power lines after the accident. Remsen fireman Bob Arens was also killed when he touched the power lines after being called to the scene. Miss Hei-desch s sister. Mary, was hospitalized after the accident for treatment of shock. Rivers were on the rise Saturday after rains deluged the state with over four inches reported at some points. The rains were centered from the Pocahontas Fort Dodge area southeastward through the Iowa River basin to Marshalltown. Elsewhere the rains averaged about one inch from Sioux City through Cedar Rapids and on to Daven port. The rains, coupled with the precipitation of the past few days, were expected to cause local flooding especially along the Iowa and Skunk rivers. The Iowa River was predicted to crest at 18 to 19 feet at Marshalltown Sunday, some six feet over flood stage. Some flooding was also expected along Black Hawk Creek in the Hudson area and along the Skunk River near Brighton. Waterloo officials said officers in that eastern Iowa city went door to door by boat early Sat Des Moines. Cedar and Raccoon Colson’s attorney on Saturday rivers but said those streams confirmed these accounts by should remain within their columnist Jack Anderson and banks.    the New York Daily News of Clean up operations were un iColson's testimony. der way Saturday afternoon for The identity of the impeach-the third time in Iowa this mcnt witnesses and the ground week Earlier a tornado ripped rules for questioning them will through Ankeny and Thursday ^ worked ()Ut next week in a severe damage was caused in senes of meetings that will also several eastern Iowa commum- j setUe the questions of how St. t,es    [Clair presents his defense and Authorities in Stratford re whether evidence gathered in ported major damage to the the inquiry will be made public. Farmer's Elevator and said one man was injured when he was blown out of a tree during the storm Officers reported Harold Benson was apparently working in the tree with a power saw during the storm A 75-year-old Stanhope woman was hospitalized in Ames after her mobile home was hurled against a farm home near Stanhope Mabel Haugland received multiple injuries when her mobile home was thrown into the Raymond Smith home. Johnson County authorities said an isolated tornado struck the Buford Martin (arm in the southeast part of that county damaging several farm buildings. The family escaped injury. Arson Suspected In Spokane Fires SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Nine fires broke out here Satur day, and fire officials said at least eight of them were the work of arsonists. The most serious blaze destroyed a three-story apartment house, leaving dozens homeless. Spokesmen said arson was the likely cause of the three alarm fire at the Villa Nova Apartments, a brick building located on the western edge of the city’s downtown area. The other eight fires, which includ ed vehicles and buildings in various areas of the city, were being classified as definite ar son, officials said. Two firemen were injured fighting the apartment house blaze. At a meeting Monday, the committee is also expected to issue another subpoena for White House tapes and documents. Nixon has refused to comply with four previous ones .seeking Watergate evidence. The new one will demand evidence relating to the settlement of an ITT antitrust suit, to political contributions by the dairy industry, and to allegations the Nixon administration used the Internal Revenue Service for political purposes. One reason for the new subpoena is to build up the committee’s case for making Nix on’s noncompliance with subpoenas a possible ground for impeachment. Rise in Gas Consumption WASHINGTON (UPI) — Gasoline consumption in the United States hit a new record in 1973 despite a supply crimp, the president of the American Petroleum Institute (API) said Saturday. Frank N. Ikard said Americans used 106 billion gallons of gasoline last year, or 4.3 per cent more than in 1972. The increase was a slight drop from the 5.5 per cent rise in 1972. Nearly IO per cent of gasoline consumption occurred in California Texas, New York, Ohio and Illinois also were among the leaders. Every state except Kansas showed an increased gasoline demand. Kansas demand declined 1.2 per cent. Ikard said gasoline consumption increased 55 per cent from 1963 to 1973, and warned that "we can’t afford to go on burning up our fuel supplies as if there were no tomorrow." He said Americans should continue fuel conservation measures applied during the Arab oil embargo last winter. "The truth is that this country had a serious energy situation before the embargo and it is even worse now, because we are heavily dependent on imported oil, which costs must more than it did a short time ago." needed to cure the ills of America's cities. On the opening day of the 42nd U.S. Conference of Mayors. President Nixon was labelled a "complete failure at the domestic level" by Syracuse. N Y. Mayor Lee Alexander. The federal and state governments provided half the money big cities needed but often were hostile or ignorant about details of programs, Alexander said. San Diego Mayor Pete Wilson said: "The past 18 months, critical domestic issues have been unresolved by reason of the impasse between an embat tied administration preoccupied with survival and a congres sional leadership preoccupied with cyncially exploiting the political weakness of a vulnera ble administration." Mayor Roy B. Martin. Nor folk. Va., president of the conference, said the "illegal and unethical behavior at the highest levels" had sent the public s lack of confidence in government to "extreme proportions." "Certainly coming out of our deliberations here in San Diego will be a call that the federal government, both the administration and Congress, fill the vacuum of leadership and that it answer the anguished pleas of the American public." Mayor Ralph J. Perk of Cleveland said he was "unalterably opposed" to impeachment because "it would destroy our presidential form of government ... our three branches of government.” San Jose. Calif. Mayor Norman Y. Mineta said the actions mayors could make are really "Mickey Mouse" since the guiding decisions came from Congress and state FINAL edition 4 S.ctlin, — it Fog,, Today — Frico 20 Coni, Assurance of No Arms for Egypt, Syria WASHINGTON (AP> — Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger has assured Israel that the United States does not contemplate selling arms to Egypt or Syria. U S, and Israeli officials said Saturday. The assurances were given to Israeli ambassador Simcha Dinitz in a one-hour meeting Friday at the State Department with Kissinger. Meanwhile, Israeli defense minister Shimon Peres planned an arrival here Monday to work out a multibillion-dollar. longterm program for US military and economic assistance to Israel He will see Kissinger before the secretary leaves with President Nixon on his Moscow summit trip Tuesday. Peres will also confer , with Defense Secretary James R Schlesinger. according to an announcement Saturday from the Israeli embassy. Israel has been concerned about U.S. intentions in light of the accelerated friendship between Washington and the two Arab states that invaded Israel last October Relations with the United States, broken off by Cairo and Damascus in 1967, have been restored. Nixon is asking Congress for $200 million in economic aid for Egypt in the fiscal year beginning July I and is seeking an additional HOO million contingengency fund that U S officials say could be used for rehabilitation in Syria. Nixon also has promised Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, as well as Israel, a nuclear reactor for development of atomic energy for peaceful uses. Schlesinger has said that any request for military aid from Egypt would be considered sympathetically but that he knew of no formal request. U.S. intelligence has reported that no Russian military supplies or equipment has arrived in Egypt since April 13. legislatures. A total of 44 resolutions were to be acted upon by the convention, on Wednesday. Included were, national priorities, revenue sharing, the energy crisis, model cities, employment and crime. All recommend federal action. Three special Watergate resolutions were also to be considered, involving executive privilege, political reform and election finance reporting. Dunlop Attacks Policy Changes WASHINGTON (AP) — John business on June 30. He plans T. Dunlop, the government's to return to Harvard University outgoing price controller, says where he is a professor of eco-Congress is aggravating in- mimics, but he will serve as a Ration by pursuing inconsistent part-time adviser to White economic policies. As an ex- House economic coordinator ample he cites proposals to aid Kenneth Rush, the beef industry.    Dunlop    made clear he feels On the one hand. Congress is both Congress and the adminis-demanding that the adminis tration should do more to com-tration restrain inflation, Dun bat inflation, which has relop said, while on the other it is suited in consumer price in-considering guaranteed loans creases of 10.7 per cent in the and import quotas for the beef last 12 months, industry to keep meat prices Use of fiscal and monetary from falling.    i>olicies alone by the adminis- He said there is special irony tration will be inadequate bein this because Americans al cause of political considera-ready have shown they are unctions. he said, willing to buy large quantities  —— Youth Slain In Florida JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) —- For the second time in two days, a white youth’s murder Mediator Flown in To Settle Nurses* Strike Air Collision Scene A wing of a light aircraft that collided with a Seattle Police Department helicopter Friday afternoon came down between a garage and the home of the J.F. Wasser family. The two policemen aboard the helicopter and the two occupants of the plane were killed. John Wasser, 85, was taken to a hospital for observation. (AP WIREPHOTO) SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — The nation's top federal mediator Saturday entered a 16-day-old nurses’ strike in an effort to end the walkout which has left hundreds of ailing persons waiting for admission to hospitals. William Ussery, head of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, flew here from Washington and was expected to meet during the weekend with the representatives of 41 San Francisco area hospitals and the California Nurses’ Association. Talks have been deadlocked for a week, and the withdrawal of nurses from intensive care units during the past few days has heightened a medical care crisis in the area. Only emergency cases have been admitted, and all noncritical patients have been sent home since the strike began, according to the hospitals. Doctors were told to postpone "elective” surgery and treatment. Physicians and supervisory nurses were on duty in the intensive care and emergency units. The San Francisco Medical Society has established an emergency "bed roster” listing any available hospital beds where seriously ill patients of beef at current prices. "It’s time Congress stopped its month-to-month changing of economic policy," Dunlop said in an interview. Dunlop, who will be 60 next month, will cease being direc tor of the Cost of Living Coun cil when it formally goes out of has been claimed by people who say they are black revolutionaries, police said Saturday. Matt Touchton, chief detective for the county sheriff, said a note found near the body of a slain teen-ager Saturday made similar statements to those on could get care. But a spokes- five tape recordings received man said facilities of public Friday. hospitals and a few non-struck The tapes claimed responsi-private hospitals were near bility for the shooting-stabbing capacity.    death of a New Jersey police man’s son whose body was found last Sunday. On Saturday, Stephen Lamont Roberts, 17, was found stabbed other cities in the area. They to death in an industrial area of were demanding more pay, a Jacksonville, guarantee of every other But Touchton and other inweekend off, and the right to a vestigators declined to link the voice in determining the two deaths or say that revolu-number of nurses to be tionaries were involved, assigned in various wards.    Touchton said officers were The latter issue was reported investigating the possibility as the stumbling block in the drugs were involved in both negotiations which broke down deaths and the revolutionary a week ago when the state [talk used as a smokescreen. About 4,(HK) nurses began the strike June 7 at major private hospitals in San Francisco, Oakland. Sacramento and some Conciliation Service failed to get the parties to compromise their differences. The nurses had agreed when the strike began, to staff intensive care and emergency units. But they began withdraw-ing from these jobs a few days ago, contending that their work freed supervisors to serve noncritical patients. A spokesman for the Nurses’ Association said their demand for a "professional” voice in hospital staffing had the interest of the patients in mind. But hospital administrators said they were responsible for adequate care for patients and could not give up authority in this area. The note found Saturday was addressed “To The Oppressive State." Touchton said. The tapes received in the mail Friday began “To The Oppressive State" and said the slaying of Stephen A. Orlando, 18, was an execution and the start of a revolution, police said. The tapes — sent to two Jacksonville television stations, a radio station, the police and to Orlando’s family in East Brunswick, N J.—claimed that Orlando was killed by the Black Liberation Army. A militant anti-police group by that name formed in New York City several years ago but was disbanded, police said.

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