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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondala Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth Volume 781 Oe a Copy Two Tab Wrrln Billy JWrn1 TUESDAY APRIL J 1W4 Cost council sets priorities LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 799 DECATUR ILL 62525 Washington AP The Cost of Living Council is leaving until last the lifting of wage and price controls from industries it considers to be the most inflationprone in the economy including food steel and health However the council lifted controls Monday from 165 other industries in its biggest action yet to decontrol the economy ui advance of the April 30 deadline for ending most if not all con trols Industries included in the latest decontrol action were banks and other financial in stiituttons the apparel industry hotels motion pictures and furniture a a d h o m e Inflationprone industries last to be freed furnishings iCouncil director John T Dunlop said these industries did not have serious inflation pro blems but it neverthelessvas Ijkely there would be some price increases Dunlop said the industries re maining subject to controls were those where i n f 1 a t ion a r y pressures were considered the worst s Besidesfoodsteel and health industries stall subject to con trols include copper retail auto sales machinery construction and wages of state and local government employes including schools However unless Congress grants A last minute reprieve to the administrations controls all controls will end April 30 The administration has asked authority to continue controls in some specific areas such as health and construction but Congress so far has indicated it prefers to let the entire program dieApmlUO N i brother contacts New York AP F Donald Nixon told a jury today that when a lawyer for financier Robert Vesco asked him to give a message to his President Nixon he suggested the lawyer contact John Mitchell instead I never talked to my brother about anything John Mitchell was the mam I was told to talk to Donald Nixon testified The 59yearold brother of the President appeared as a government witness at the con spiracy trial of former Atty Gen Mitchell and exCommerce Secretary Maurice Stans They are accused of impeding a Securities and Exchange Corn mission investigation of Vesco in He referred Vesco lawyers to Mitchell call from his son a Vesco aide who put Vesco on the line He said that he later called Vesco back Nixon said Vesco told him he wanted to get an envelope to Mitchell at the Essex House hotel in New York City Nixon said he offered to call the Presidents paign 5sCOln manager of the secret I hotel Under crossexamination 0 jheby Mitchells lawyer Peter reelection camFleming Jr Nixon said that Vesco basically was asking how Donald Nixon now a vice president of Marriott Corp a restaurant and hotel chain said that Howard Cerny a Vesco lawyer hed known for 10 years on him at Ms hotel justi prior to the1972 election He told me there had been a contribution to my brothers campaign and that an SEC investigation was in pro gress which would very likely the contribution and he get that to the Presi to get in touch with Mitchell and that I wasnt about to give Mitchells number to anyone Earlier testimony in the tnaV said that an envelope from Vesco addressed to Donald Nix on was delivered to the Essex House and eventually given to Mitchell A paper in the en velope allgedely contained a threat by Vesco to expose his contribution unless the SEC dent Nixon said he told Cerny that IHiat would be impossible because his policy was never to take anything directly to his brother I made it very plain to Cerny ithat I did not want to get ui in aray way with anything to do with the Vesco case Nixon said Nixon said he wasnt sure whether his son Donald Jr 26 still employed by Vesco w He said on the weekend after the election he got a telephone now John W Dean III made a surprise return to the witness stand The ousted White House counsel testified about one question put to him on March 26 Apparently the tr a n s c r ip t showed he answered the ques tion No when actually he said yes The question was whether Stans had told him he was working with the SECs counsel to try to get references to the Vesco contribution deleted from am SEC fraud complaint Cficrpin halls a cab Formtr prwidential ap secretary Dwignt L Chapm cab Mon day and hii wife Su san US District Court in Washington Jury completed today far trial of Chapin who it diarg odwmV lying to a sraod jury Donald APWirephote Oshel begins Simon setting up staff and Gray huddle F Donald Nixon arrivw at court In New York City AP Wfrtphoto May 1 target for hearings New York Times Washington Members of the House Judiciary Committee ate con sidering a timetable ofpro ceedings that envisions beginn ing hearings on impeachment evidence by May 1 and com pleting committee action by midJune Although the dates are still tentative sources familiarwith ithe developing plans report general support for starting full committee hearings of the evidence on President Nixons conduct in office after the House returns from the Easter Recess April 22 Word of the planning came as Rep Wilbur D Mills DArk reported his belief that a ma jority of the House was prepared to support impeachment Mills chairman of the Ways and Means Committee and a member of the committee in vestigating the Presidents tax es made the statement in an interview broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service Theres no doubt in my mind Mills said that there are enough votes really and I cant prove it for the articles of impeachment in the House He added however that he still believes sentiment in the Senate was still less than the tworthirds majority that would be necessary to convict an im peached president Committee chairman Rep Peter W Rodino DNJ declined to discuss a timetable Monday except to say that the committee and its staff needed to move carefully and ex peditiously However sources familiar with the developing schedule say Rep Roddno is leaning to ward a May 1 date to allow the impeachment staff adequate time to prepare for public dis play of the evidence Rep Edward Hutchinson of Michigan the committees ranking Republican said that members of his party on the committee have voiced strong sentiment for beginning hear ings on April 23 I assume a realistic target date would finish by the end of May Hutchinson said Staff report secret Check of Nixon taxes co c New York Times Washington Congressional staff in vestigators have completed thedr examination of President Nix ons tax returns for the years 1968 through 1972 butlt was not clear today just how soonthe public would learn what ttiey found The report which has been taken under armed guard to the section Government printing Officethatdeals with secret documents is scheduled to go before a the Jotot Committeeon Internal Revenue Taxation Wednes day A majority of the committee Bill would holdup i election returns By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan Paul Simon is in Washing Ion huddling with Democratic kaders including Rep Ken neth J Gray DWest Frank fort white Val Oshel puts together a campaign staff The two successful primary election candidates for the 24th Congressional District Simon of Car bondale and Republican Oshel jot Barrisburg aw more six months from Hie No generalsection con they are setting iheir campaigns in m o t i o n They are competing for the congressional seat held by Gray for 20 years After a short rest since the March 19 primary Simon is preparing to go back into full scale campaigning Simon who suffered a surprise loss to Daniel Walker in the guber natorial primary two years ago has no intention of re laxing his efforts during this campaign Oshel who lost to Gray in the 1968 general election Will not devote full time to his campaign until July or Au gust he said Monday Oshel a governmentsafes represen js however apparently opposed to the Chairman Russell B Long DLa who wanted to make the staffsstudy public Wednesday afternoon The vice chairman Repv Wilbur D Mills DrArk along with all four of the Republicans on the 10member committee believes thatthe committee itself should have the op portuiiity to review the staffs Sen Wallace F Bennett of Utah the ranking Republican senator on the joint committee saidhe believed itwould take at test a week or days for the committee members to review the staffsfindings taitive for MaUinckrodt Chem ical Works St Louis plans to campaign weekends and during any other spare time untilthen Oshel said he was not very alarmed at the comparatively low turnout of Republicans throughout the district during toe primary I think the trend will be reversed heV think lot of RepubUcaMCrossed over i to v vote Democrat to Oshel Chdcagoat a Midwest confer ence of Republican leadership The speakers were enthus iastic about the future of the Republican Pady he said and he mentioned Vice Presi dent Gerald Fords criticism of the use of amateurs like the 1972 Committeeto Reetect the President rather than the regular organiza tion He saidheis m thepro cess of picking a campaign chairman a presBTepresenta tive and a finance manager He will continueto operate bis campaign from H ar ris burg he said The former Hamsburg mayor said he has had indi cations from Republican lead ership that this area is con sidered a target and he may expect financial help fom the national ogandzation Until now he said he has spent under with from contributions and the rest personal funds Siihon in contrast said he went over his fSOOOO budget for the primary He rah against Joe R Browning aharea broadcaster winning the primaryby margin oJ about two to one Oshel had two primary op ponents who came in far be hind him Simon hired a full staff dur ing the primary campaign He does not intendto eipand it for the general election he said In Washington this week he plans to meet with Gray Democratic national committeemen United Mines Workers of America leaders and resource people he may need to provide information for his campaignhe said He said in dicated that wants to help as much as he can during the campaign He also has to talk to Gray because dis trict people have started bringing problems to him al ready and he needs advice about what to do he said Simon took several days off incidentally taking time to read the articles of impeach ment of President Aadrew Johnson does not think that his large vote in pri mary indkater he wifl have lt t Tthfok the trend now is Democratic he said but added I dont believe you can reed the primary results as showing the opposing num ber of votes that can be very deceptive He does feel that the pri mary laid the specter of car petbagging to rest Simon moved to Carbondale from Troy when he announced his candidacy It wastft a regional kind of vote at all Simon who had good totals in southern counties said He thinks Democrats in me district will work together He feels there is no deep bitter ness left over he said Dairymen helped Mills campaign Washington Rep Wilbur D Mills has confirmed that he dairymen in their quest for a 1971 increase in federal milk price supports At the samei time a new report shows the nations three largest dairy cooperatives were the principal financial backers of 1972 presidential campaign Thereport saysthe Arkansas Democrats campaign per cent of its itemized con tributions from the three dairy cooperatives including one that also aided his campaign with apparently illegal corporate money The three giant cooperatives gave of the fotal in1 itemized contributions ac cording to the report by Ralph Naders Tax Reform Research Group r V The report Ireleased Monday biased on public recordsand doesnt count money given to the iMUlscampaignihystcret before a JaK The milk people have always been friendly with me fa my state Mills said in a television roterview Ive got a number of theni in three counties in my state who operate these gradeA dairies Millsr said ttiat in 1971he helpedset upa meetingin the office of House Speaker Carl Albert during which two coop officials pressed White House lobbyist Clark TMacGregor for a price Mills also said he spoke to Treasury Secretary George P Shulttabbut the matter The White House denying that President ordered the in crease because of money that me three huge wops gave to his own 1972 campaign cited these actions by Mills as part of heavy pressure from ttw Congress for a boost in milk price supports Mills denied that his actions amounted pressure I dont that pressure by any means because t didnt twist somebodys arm and tell him Youve got to dothisor else he said Ive never Raid trial nears end Washington AP Early presidential election returns could not be published or broadcast under a campaign reform bill amendment adopted by the Senate The purpose of the amend ment offered by Sen Henry fr Bellmon ROkla and approved by a 43r38 vote is to prevent returns in the East from in fluencing voters in other parts More amendmentstothe con troversial bill continued to pole in today adding to stack already submitted and not yet acted oh provLsions for use of tax funds to finance campaigns for federal offices as well as limitations on contribu tions and expenditures Sen James H Allen DAla and other opponents iof financing have threatened a filibuster to block the bills passage AtwoJthirds would be required to shut off debate and Democratic Whip Robert G told newsmen the votes will hard to get Sunny and mild this after noon with a high inthe middle or upper 70s7 Tonight partly clpudyand warmer with a low of 52 to 57 Wednesday sunny and warmer high m themiddle80s INDEX ClaisifM 1 Comlei TV Bridge Crossword t Family living Woamor details map YouHi T417 4 i 1718 1111 18 5 Alton AP Opposing attorneys began closing arguments today in the US District Court trial of 10 agents chairgedwith civil rights violations during narcotics raids The attorneys spent Monday closeted with Judge Omer Poos discussing instructions to bei givento the fivewoman seven man jury which willr decide whether the drug agents violated the Fourth Amewk ment On trial are seven federal agents and three St Louis policemen who conducted T me April 1973 raids Mil ttie Col linsville the auspices of the federal Drug Abuse law agen v convictions re s u It e d directly from the six raidsin volved and only a trace of marijuana was found Persons whose were raided have testified during threeweek trial that the abused and threatenedlhem The defendants have admitted they raidedthe wrong homes on two occasions theagente having the wrong addresses i The 10 are charged with con spiracy to violate the civil rights of h persons and with substan tive offenses aigainst JPourth Amendment guarantees of freedom from unreaooneble search and seizure AH the offenses are misde meanors punishable by one year in jail and a fine Penalties in case of one agent named in nine counts could be as much as nine years and in fines No other named ki morethan sevencounte and four are nam ed in two ;