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Columbia Missourian Newspaper (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Columbia, Missouri Insight nuclear Plant controversy to hit area Union electric a decision to install a nuclear Power Plant in mid Mica Ouri will draw the area into the nationwide controversy Over the ecological and physical safety of nuclear reactors. By George Arnold Missouri a staff writer nuclear reactors a sources of enormous Power and producers of Small amounts of waste a Are hailed by Many As the solution to the nations Energy crisis. Power vendors and Many scientists Praise nuclear Power plants not Only for their efficiency but also for their safety cleanliness and environmental soundness. But in an age of ecology and environmental concern other voices Are being heard. Banding together in opposition to the use of nuclear Power Are environmentalists pollution control agencies and concerned citizens. Nuclear reactors these people say Are not Only polluters they also Are dangerous physically. Until recently the spreading nuclear Power controversy has had Little Impact in mid Missouri but monday Union electric co. Of st. Louis announced it would build a nuclear Power Plant at Reform a Small Community about 10 Miles Southeast of Fulton. When completed in the 1980s, the Plant will generate Power for Consumers in a three state 19,000-Square-mile area. Ultimately there will be two nuclear units at the Reform reactor each capable of producing 1.2 million kilowatts of Power. Union electric is aware of the nuclear Power controversy and when the company made its monday Union electric is Well aware of the nuclear Power controversy. Announcement spokesmen stood ready to answer any and All questions about safety and soundness at the proposed Reform Plant. There Are Many questions. In other parts of the country controversy Over nuclear Power plants has plunged communities into bitter j debates produced numerous court Battles forced. Changes in atomic Energy commission dec standards. And even halted Plant construction. A. A proposed Plant at Bodega Bay near san Francisco hit a Snag in die Early 1960s when it became known that the proposed site for the Plant was Only 1,000 feet from the Western Edge of the san Andreas fault despite an dec Rule recommending that All nuclear reactors be located at least a Idle and a Quarter from the surface location of an earthquake fault. After years of dispute the California Power company building the Bodega Bay Plant abandoned construction. Another fight flared up in Minnesota where the Issue was the emission of Tow level radiation from the Northern states Power Monticello reactor located about 40 Miles North of Minneapolis. A to say there has been a controversy Over the Plant would be mild a says Ken Dzugan a research scientist for the Minnesota pollution control Agency Mica. Dzugan is a critic of the dec. He says dec guidelines _ 4to say there has been a controversy Over the Minnesota Plant would be mild.9 for acceptable radiation release from nuclear plants have been too High in the past so High in fact that they Are meaningless. Dzugan says plants complying with the dec standards were still emitting significant amounts of radiation. As Public concern about the radiation release at the Monticello Plant grew the Mica stepped in and attempted to enforce More stringent radiation standards at the Plant. A series of court tights Between Mica and the dec ended with the ruling that the dec had preempted the area of nuclear Power radiation. It was decided that Mica had no authority to attempt further regulation of nuclear plants. But in spite of its court Victory and because of Public outcry Dzugan says the dec proposed a Large reduction of its standards for maximum radiation release. The new standards Are subject to review and have not been adopted officially but the dec is urging new plants to comply with the More stringent standards because eventual approval is anticipated. The dec itself is reluctant to admit that its change of standards came because of Public pressure Over the Monticello Plant. A John Pingel of the Chicago safety division of the dec says the changes were made because of a general pressures a not specifically because of the Monticello juror. Pingel blames much of the Minnesota controversy on an a a activists state pollution control Board. Dzugan Points out other problems with nuclear reactors. He says there has been a a rather Large controversy about the safety of nuclear Power plants a emergency Core Cooling these systems he says Are designed to a a mitigate the consequences of a Power Plant Accident. With the emergency system the Plant should be Able to Cool adequately itself in the event of a loss of regular coolant. Tests to determine the effectiveness of the emergency systems have been conducted Dzugan says on a Small scale a desk Model a and he says All the tests have failed. The tests Dzugan says a simulated a major pipe continued on Page 16 65th year no. 261 Good morning it s saturday july 21,1973 16 pages a 10 cents Magruder sword disputed Strachan gives testimony Washington up1 Gordon Strachan who was staff assistant to former White House chief of staff h. E. Haldeman Friday sharply disputed Jeb Stuart Magruder a testimony that he reported to the White House fully on an intelligence gathering plan approved before the watergate break in. In a 15-Page statement to the Senate watergate committee Strachan testified that Magruder reported in Only the briefest of terms about the intelligence gathering discussions in the months before the june 17, 1972, bugging of the democratic offices. After a March 30,1972, meeting in key Biscayne fla., during which Magruder said the plan a including the watergate operation a was approved Strachan told of a Telephone Call he received from Magruder. A the told me a and i am repeating his words a rather precisely a a sophisticated political intelligence gathering system has been approved with budget of 300.�?T unfortunately he neither gave me nor did i ask for any further details about the the Youthful Strachan 29, testifying under Protection of immunity resigned As general counsel of the . Information Agency in april at the height of the watergate revelations. About the same time Magruder who had been Deputy Campaign director resigned As assistant to the Commerce Secretary. Haldeman who resigned april 30 with Praise from president Nixon is scheduled to testify next week in the ninth week of the nationally televised hearings. The original intelligence gathering plan included bugging of the democratic Headquarters and other Sites hiring Call girls to spy on democrats and kidnapping Radical protesters according to Manider s testimony. But he said it was later trimmed Down. With respect to the particular subject of political intelligence Quot Strachan said a emr. Magruder has testified in very general carefully hedged and characteristically vague terms that he assumes he either automatically sent me materials about or called me and gave me a general description of intelligence plans. A a had anyone Ever heard of the details of prostitution Goon squads kidnapping and wiretaps he would be unlikely to forget it. I certainly would not forget it. Or. Magruder never gave me that information and certainly not those details because if he had i would immediately have passed it on to or. Halderman i would remember it and i would be Here today testifying about it a Strachan said. Magruder testified on june 14 that continued on Page 16 Nixon resignation a just poppycock9 Washington u p i a president Nixon smiling and determined told his White House staff shortly after he left the Hospital Friday that any reports he will resign under the Strain of illness and the watergate Are a just Plain Nixon still Pale after eight Days at Bethesda naval Hospital with viral pneumonia delivered a highly emotional Impromptu speech to 200 White House officials staffers and secretaries on the Steps outside his Oval office. He said some Quot Well intentioned people a who figure his illness was brought on by the Strain of Public criticism have suggested that he might slow Down or even resign. A then waving his hand for emphasis he declared a any suggestion that this president is Ever going to slow Down while he is president or Ever going to leave this office until he continues to do the Job and finishes the Job he was elected to do anyone who suggests that that is just Plain Poppycock. A let others Wallow in watergate. We Are going to do the Job we were elected to it was one of the few times he has referred publicly to the watergate scandal which has forced Many of his top White House sides to resign. City Council Allard begin Retreat solutions to City problems it its Quot 33 today and sunday columbian a City Council members and administrative Heads will Call Cedar Lodge Home while they attempt to solve some of the City a problems and plot future directions in City government. Missourian photo Williams appointed to curator vacancy ranch Royl a City Council s Retreat with City manager Don Ahard begins today at ranch Royl in a setting which the Council Hopes will provide an atmosphere conducive to solving Columbia s present problems and plotting the City a future course. The ranch situated on 3,009 acres Between Columbia and. St. Louis is primarily a private dub and resort. However sections of the ranch and its facilities Are open to the Public a1 Mccaleb general manager said. Many businesses and governmental bodies have used the ranch in the past to Combine meetings with relaxation he said. Most of the groups have been from st Louis. Cedar Lodge where the Council will hold its sessions is a rustic meeting Hall which has the equipment necessary for a business meeting and will accommodate More than 100 persons. Located in a fairly secluded Section of the ranch near the 110-acre Golden Eagle Lake the Lodge is nestled in a Hardwood Thicket and should provide the isolation and intimacy which the Council members Hope will add to the openness and productivity of the Retreat. Those Council members who pushed for a Retreat away from Columbia had said they wanted a location which would provide a change of Pace from the formality of the Council Chambers and the turmoil of coping with Public life. Fourth Ward councilman Robert Pugh had said he wanted a situation where a we can be a full time City Council for two the weekend will not be All business. The schedule has beat arranged to allow Tor an adequate measure of sri sure. Whether or not the Cound Nen take advantage of the Leisure time will to bum but the Opportunity certainly will be available Mccaleb said. May participate in ��cb�3eatdtiei amps horseback Riding fishing swimming and trap shooting Mccaleb said Sperai Active As also Are planned fix cottage Guste. Allard announced Friday at his press conference what is considered to be three definite topics of discussion at the Retreat. The Wackenhut Security report which the Cound discussed in a dosed session monday is one of those topics. The report released in part to the press last week criticized the City a Security and financial operations. It listed 124 specific items of Wahidi at least 90 have been corrected Ahard said. Criticisms in the report induced tbs Inadequacy of the City a annual auditing report of the fire prevention and theft warning systems in some Day facilities and of the patrolling of City Parks. A second topic will be the City a priorities for the rest of the councils term. Columbia mayor Tom r. Anderson released Cound members priorities list in Early july. Columbian a Power problem ranked first. A recent Power study by consulting firm Black and Veatch revealed the City a Power Plant capacity being outpaced by the a Tyr a growth. A company representative will be in Columbia monday for a special Council meeting to discuss alternatives for securing Power for the continued on Page is gov. Christopher Bond Friday appointed Van o. Williams to the University Board of curators a second attempt to fill the seat left vacant by the expired term of Fred Kling Albany. Pm certainly pleased a Williams said a i Hope that i can make an effective contribution to the University in my in his first attempt to fill the position Bond nominated Lee schuster Gower near st. Joseph to succeed Kling. Schuster was refused confirmation by the Senate committee on appointment. When he indicated he favored expansion of the University s Extension division and an increased Reliance on Federal Grants. The committee had delayed action on Schustern a appointment until the last Day of the legislative session when Bond withdrew his name. Had Bond not withdrawn his name and had the committee not acted on his appointment schuster would be permanently ineligible for a curator position. Williams 48, president of the National Bank of North Kansas City said his banking experience would serve him Well As a member of the Board. A eau institutions Banks schools and Homes have trouble these Days living within their budget a Williams said. A perhaps i can make my greatest contribution in that area. I will certainly try. A Good sound judgement in financial matters is of value to any Alan Woods an assistant to gov. Bond said Williams banking experience was part of the reason for his appointment Woods said one criterion for the appointment Given the size of the University is financial expertise. The governor looks for a person Woods said a who has been in Contact with Large financial Wlliams said he does not intend to be a passive member of the Board. A i done to think its worthwhile just to fill the seat a he said. A a passive membership just fit toe Way i View the position. I plan to be an Active member and contribute All i can to the Williams said one of his major concerns is the number of students who graduate from toe University and then leave the state. A i would like to see us retain More of the Young people that we train in Missouri. Its really a loss when they Wlliams a lifetime resident of Clay county and a graduate of William Jewell College has served As past president of the Clay county Bankers association chairman of the Industrial development committe of the North Kansas City chamber of Commerce treasurer of the Clay Platte chapter of the Fellowship of Christian athletes. Wlliams also is a member of the Liberty masonic Lodge and the Ararat shrine Temple of Kansas City. His wife is a 1949 graduate of the a University with a bachelors degree in English education and is a teacher at the Pembroke country Day school in Kansas City. The Williams have one son Kirk. Wuu ams will assume his duties immediately and will serve As a voting member of the Board but will be subject to Senate confirmation when the legislative session begins in january. Columbia College to offer first Bachelor degrees inside saturday a watergate fable of the Lions bitter lesson or How Nixon broke his leg. See opinion. Page 4. Young methodists learn the Joy of giving in the University medical Center paediatrics Ward. See religion Page 7. By Nancy Stivers missourian staff writer Columbia College could Confer its first Bachelor degrees As Early As december As a result of word received Friday morning that the Rouege has received full accreditation As a four year institution by the North Central association of colleges and secondary schools no ass. Terry Richey Public relations director for the College said the school would begin conferring degrees at the end of fall semester a if anyone is eligible and a a definitely would award them in the swing. President w. Merle Hill and Jack l. Batterson Dean of faculty were scheduled to return to Columbia Friday night after meeting since wednesday with members of the final accrediting committee of the 19-state regional Agency headquartered in Chicago. Details of the committees decision will be announced at 9 30 . Today at a press conference in the presidents office Richey said Friday. The Quot accreditation culminates nearly two years of planning Aid changes initiated by the College in 1970, to try to reverse a downward trend in enrolment. In 1989 the Columbia College Board of trustees voted unanimously to draft a Resolution to no ass de daring the intent of the school to offer bachelors degrees in elementary and secondary education continued on Page 1c is amp Ruthd amps Greg crop. Mrs. Ben Crump mrs. James g. Daly Jim French Larry Morehouse Nancy Poe him an Steve Rodgers mrs. Morris Roos mrs. Lloyd e. Sauk Bury Fred Sukalac mrs. Idell Sweeney Robert f. Watkins Laura Zick

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