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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 3, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 LIBRART LSNEWSPAPERS BOX IW 62525 PUBLICATION OFFICB Murphyiboro Hirrln 710 N HltMls 1113 Walnut 212 N Copy Pigo 1 iuccMiortaCirtJoiKliU Frw rrtu HwrlB Billy WEDNESDAY APRIL 3 Acquitted agents rap Percy stance Alton AP Some of the 10 undercover narcotics officers acquitted Tuesday on charges of terroriz ing 11 persons in drug raids last year claim they were railroaded end maliciously prosecuted by the Justice Department under pressure from Sen Charles H Percy The jury deliberated hours before finding the agents inno cent of all charges that they violated the civil rights of the persons whose homes were raided without search war rants There was no testimony dur fcg the trial to indicate that any drugs were found during the six raids The prosecution charged that agents manhandled some of the residents of the raided homes end threratened guns some with As US District Court Judge Omer Poos read the last of the verdicts the seven federal of ficers and three St Louis policemen cheered shook hands and embraced their families and friends Some wept Percy an HJinois Republican Scott sues ICG over land use conducted Senate in Chicago last spring on the six Illinois raids taking testimony only from those whose homes were raided David Schippers one of the defense attorneys and a former head of a Justice Department organized crime strike force in Chicago said Percy wants to be president of the United States and he doesnt know enough to listen to both sides It was a railroad job by the Justice Department They were railroaded Kenneth R Bloemker one of the federal Bureau of Narcotics aind Dangerous Drugs agents on trial said I think we were in dicted maliciously He also charged that Percy jumped on the bandwagon because he has some p r e s i d e n 11 a 1 aspira tions There was no immediate comment from Percyi Five related charges pending against the agents as a result of the raids are not likely to be prosecuted a government lawyer said after the verdiict Those charges included perjury before the grand jury and an attempt to cover up the raids Inclosing arguments defense attorneys said the decision would signal drug pushers and police how effective narcotics law enforcement will be They are on trial for doing their duty Schippers said Prosecutors countered that the decision would determine whether narcotics agents may bend the Constitution if they think the means of their in vestigations justify the ends Although the agents acknowl edged they had no arrest or search warrants they said they had enough reason to believe il legal drugs were in the homes to enter them to make arrests The raids climaxed a sevenmonth probe of St Louisarea cocaine itraffic Small ihuttl from disabled Queen Elizabeth II to Sea Venture in foreground AP Wirephojo Report studied Nixon may owe taxes n off liner Chicago r mr j Atty Gen William J AP has asked a federal court investigators order Ufaois Central concluded President Nix Inc to return to the owes approximately lakefcont land valued at additional income taxes for billion unless the company years sources close to the real estate profits to said today jits railroad sources said the liability Scott intervened in a largely from a finding District Court suit filed by the staff of the Joint Com Illinois Central Gulf Railroad on Internal Revenue Tax dissolve an Illinois that Nixons gift of pa which would permit the appraised at to pany to escape paying National Archives did not Illinois corporation as a deduction and that should have paid capital The lakefront property between the Chicago River tax on the sale of part of his property in San Clemente Randolph Street was given to the Illinois Central Railroad in 1851 to operate a The report was drawn up by the committees staff and was to committee mem 1C Industries through several sister corporations and joint ventures has been behind closed doors Sen Wallace F Bennett RUtah said Nixons attorneys highrise structures on land Scott said Tuesday It should be pointed out that our comes at a time when railroad with biffion in Francisco AP estate is seeking funds from the Regional parents of kidnaped Patricia Hearst say they believe Authority and the Symbionese Liberation government to subsidize its will keep its promise to by Friday where and jTwiNDY fUJ 1 Cloudy windy and mild this Crossword afternoon and evening with showers and thunderstorms locally severe at times High Family living in the upper 70s Low tonight Records in the 50s with more wind Sports and showers Windy and cool We8ther map er Thursday high between and have seen part of the report Rep Wilbur D Mills DArk vice chairman of the committee told newsmen he understands the Presidents counsel has filed abrief supporting Mills said he would not object to givingtheattorneys an portunity to state their case but that there was some feeling in the committee that this could lead to other requests for ap pearances and so involve the committee in extended hear ings Mills said he could not vote on approval of the report at todays meeting adding I need at least a few hours to study Aboard the Sea Venture AP In lifeboats bobbing over ocean swells the r642 passengers of the crippled lux ury liner Queen Elizabeth2 began to transfer to this Norwegian cruise ship today for a trip back home by way of Bermuda The weaither was good but operafcon was slowedsomewhat shortly after it began because of swells that developed during the transfer V Officals saod ttie actual dock ing of the Sea Venture in Bermuda at daybreak Thursday was not expected to be delayed l because the original involved a layover of several Passengers rescued from disabled luxury ship hours after the250mile voyage fromthe transfer point Although those aboardthe QE2 were inconvenienced by the shutdown ofmany of the ships services because of boiler trou ble authorities emphasized that at no fame were the passengers faamydanger The QB2 sailed from New York on what was billed as a Football Cruise with pro fessional football personalities on board But about half die passengers were m senior citizengroups In the transfer operation passengers walked down a gangway from alower deck of the QE2 to a floating platform where lifeboats and launches took them aboard forthe 300 yard shuttle to a similar plat form aind gangway at the Sea Venture Victor Matthews chairman of the Cunard Lines said all three of the QE2s boilers were out of service due to extensive seepage of fuel oil from a frac tured feed pipe in the heating exchange system He said the passengers full farewould be refunded Among ffliose aboard are Cashs Sen Russell B earlier had set a it Chairman Long DLa news conference for late today apparently with the expectation of making the report public when it will free her In a typed letter delivered Tuesday to the editor of an underground newspaper along with a dozen longstemmed roses and a comic greeting card the SLA said further com munication will follow in the following72 hours giving the state city and time of release of the prisoner The message dated March 29 was delivered to John Bryan at the office of the Phoenix which he edits It broke a 23day silence by the terrorist SLA which dragged the 20year old college coed from her Berkeley apartment on Feb It was unclear when the SLAs selfimposed deadline would ex pire because a florist delivered the communique with the flowers 17 hours late described New York AP A government witness told the MitchellStans jury foday the cash for financier Robert Vescos contribution followed an intricate route to President Nixons reelection campaign coming from a Lux enbourg bank through banks in the Bahamas and New York The witness Peter Giordano former managing director of the Bahamas Commonwealth Bank testified at the conspiracy trial of former Atty Gen John N Mitchell and exCommerce Secretary Maurice H Stains Mechanical problems delay papers Mechanical problems in the pressroom Tuesday c a us e d some copies of the Southern Ulinoisan to be delivered late The Southern Blinpisan apologizes for the inconven ience to readers and to car riers But name was not in memo Haldeman OKd hiring of Segretti Chapin says Washington AP Dwight L Chapin testified to day that H R Haldeman ap proved the hiring of political saboteur Donald H Segretti but mat he left Haldemans name out of an eyes only memo he wrote for top White House personnel I did not want to involve Mr Haldeman the former top aide to President Nixon Chapintestified at the third day of his trial on perjury charges After the government rested its case US District Judge Gerhard A Gesell dismissed one of four counts in the in dictihent against Chapin for secretary to special prosecutor Richard J Davis rested his case after introducing a lengthy memorandum from Chapin that detailed his relationship with saboteur Donald H Following Dean to Hie stand wais Angelo lano aa FBI agent Nixon Asst Segretti was charged countSof lying under the spring of 1973 who bad Watergate worked on investigation oath to a Watergate garnd jury last year about Segretti whom herecruitedfor Apolitical dirty tricks But wMl the jury out Of the ime uegaeiiiiiis auu wuu room the judge dismissed one of terviewed Chapin three times the counts that had alleged beginning in late August Chapin lied when he said he didnt know what Segretti was being paid It seems to me the question of the amount of salary is so in significant USDistrict Judge Gerhard AGesell said It is a housekeeping detail in the at mosphere in which Mr Chapin was operating The maximum p o s s i b 1 e penalty on the three remaining counts is 15 years Jn prison and a fine of John W Dean HI the ousted presidential counsel testified that Chapin wrote the memo on Nov 5 1972 and showed it to him a few days later Dean said tot Chapin then gave him his original draft when heleft the WhiteHouse staff in the since and who in 1972 lano said Chapin told him that he eniisted the tricksters services to assist in the harassment of candidates in the Democratic party In the memo Chapin denied knowledge of some of Segrettis more saying reprehensible he suspected was behind them when he received news dippingsin the mail At the start of todays session of the trial Chapin and his at torneys waived any claim to an attorneyclient relationship with Dean which they had raised in preliminary motions Chapin told the grandjury he never knew what Segretti was paid City Chiefs quarterback Sonny Jurgensen of the Washington Redskins and center John Schmidt of the New York Jets Californias Reinecke indicted Washington AP Californias Lt Gov Reinecke was indicted by Watergate grand jury Wednes dayon three counts of perjury w connection with the ITT an titrust case Reinecke a leading contender for this years Republican gubernatorial nomination was accused of lying to a US Senate subcommittee during hearings on the nominations of former Atty Gen Richard G Klein dienst Chief US District Judge George L Hart Jr summoned special Watergate prosecutor Leon JaworsM for an afternoon appearance to explain an parent premature leak of tricks Segretti Ed the ap fiie Reinecke indictment Hart said that 22 minutes before the indictment was of ficially presented to him in court today an aide from the office of Rep Jerome Waldie a California Democrat on the Judiciary Committee which is considering impeachment mat ters called to ask for a copy of the Reinecke indictment SIUC now waits for seek its services By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Instead of going out into the area and starting new ser vice programs Southern Il linois University at Carbon dale is waiting for the area to come to it T Richard Mager vice pre sident for development and services said SIUC has abandoned its traditional role of initiating specific services for individual communities The university no longer will help start programs such as Operation Bootstrap in Eldorado A Better Com munity ABC program in Du Quoin and the Cobden Clinic Those programs were begun several years ago by the uni versity with thB cooperation of the community involved S3UC provided the technical skills and some of the financ ing Uner the universitys new approach to area services SIUC will still hfelp the area but only when askedby in dividual communities Mager said SIUC wants to help but we want to pro vide the assistance to do what the individual town wants to what some body out here wants The university will partici pate in regional planning where we can be most ef fective in offering assistance however again were trying to help the area with what it wants to do Mager said Were taking care of pro grams that fall between the various commissions and agencies Were still provid ing services but were just not being seen by a lot of people budget cutbacks the university is involved in several servict projects Ma ger said But he said most of the projects are no longer funded through the academic affairs section of the univer sity Some highly visible pro jects are gone like the SIUC Museum exhibits and Com munity Development Ser vices Mager said Our ser vice office is still functioning very successfully participat very successfully participat ing with all of the area agen cies Mager said SIUC could easily shift its service role because there art hundreds of state federal regional and local agencies handling the kinds of programs we once started We were involved a great deal in the area when the onto help was SIU And as these other agencies began de veloping we began pulling back like we should have TRichard Magar Mager said Karnes director of area services for SIUC Magers commtents I dont thinkyou have to be visible to have a good pro gram1 karfles said Were here and people ally asking for our help and were providing it Unfortun ately not a lot of people hear about it For thefuture Mager sfees the universitys rule as mostly providing technical assistance to agencies and communites One of our top priorities is to creates coordinated de livery systenv of services for the area Of course that is difficult because of the geo graphy of the area but wtere tryingtotacklethat with per sonal contacts Mager said he would like to see SIUC become a single site for area information and resources so someone can go to a centra place and not have to go to 13 agencies What also saying is that the university needs to have one person people can count on someone whose word is good and Rex Karnes word is good1 Mager said has been working in SIUC area services for the past 19 years There is a misconception however that little c o m munities in the area dont know where to get help Well we haventseeri that Mager said They to know where to to and how to get money In addition to the coordinat ed other ser vice priorities for the univer sityare other agencies wife e development of a Southern Illinois freeway to St Louis technical assist and dataon coaltogas conversion projects for the ar ea i n c r e a s Bd tourism and industry in tile area Karnes said the university can help the area through the faculty and Ive found the faculty to be willing able and sometimes anxious to work in the area Mager said the universi tys credibility increases when people are working in the ar ea For a long time weve just studied the hell out of South ern its timefor some applied work he said Mager said SIUC service projects during the past year have ranged from helping a hospital in Cairo to remaining open to developing architect ural plans for restoration of the Marshall House Bank in Shawiieetown He also said he would like to hire at least two more people to work in services Atlfthe present only Karnes and asecretary work in ser vices on a fulltime basis Our direct cost is about a year Mager said Thats for Rexs salary the secretary and traveling Mager said SIUC spends nearly million a year in service related operations in the Development and Services Division The total includes several communication r e lated offices the Alumni Of fice and information offices Thats not direct cost Mager said We figure about 10 per cent of the total uni versity budget and would like more but cant1 in light of tiie budget situation Mager said there are no planned cuts in service for next year Were here and will ready to help he said Wellhelp start programs and do anything a community or group needs Nothing would make more happy thanfjo help start the program aad then step out when its going smoothly ;