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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 16, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 Murphytboro Htrrto 710 N llllMb 1113 Walnut 212 N IMh Volume 82No 16615e a Copy Cyprus cabinet named By the Associated Press Military rebels announced the appointment of five cabinet ministers to a new Cyprus government today as the United Nations and Britain reported that Archbishop Makarios the man unseated as president was etill alive The UN Security Council was summoned to meet at 2 pm CDT in New York to consider the Cyprus crisis U N Sec retary general Kurt Waldheim said two top U N officials met with Makarious on Cyrpus vtoday and reported he was British Foreign minister James Callaghar tolda cheering House of Commons in London that Makarios had requested permission to enter Britains sovereign base areas on Cyprus that permissin had been granted In Ankara Turkish Premier Bulent Ecevit charged that Greece was guilty of interven tion in Cyprus and of violating the status quo of the island as an independent state Ohio strike spreads By the Associated Press Movers begin moving again in and garbage is being collected again in Baltimore But pickets continued to ground National Airlines today and a state employes strike spread in Ohio Some labor disputes were settled Monday but about 600 strikes involving a quarter million workers continued to hamper private industry and government across the coun try It was the most strikes the nation has had in the postWorld Y II era according to the Federal Mediation Service in Washington BC In Ohio the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employes began an expanded strike today adding its 7000 members to a strike that began more than two weeks ago Union leaders said they ex pected half of the states 80000 workers to honor their picket lines at state universities government offices and other facilities Riordan gets state appointment Chicago AP Gov Daniel Walker announc ed today the appointment of former FBI agent John Riordan operating director of the Chicago Crime Commission as superintendent of p r i v a t e employment agencies Walker said he had fired Monday the former superin tendent Samuel V Colaizzi and an inspector Samuel Indovina for misconduct on the recom mendation of Donald Page Moore director of the Office of Special Investigations Walker said Moores in vestigation showed that Colaizzi and Indovina threatened a employment agency Zenith Associates with a series of administrative charges if they did not cooperate in dropping or reducing criminal charges against a fired employe luspected of embezzlement 2 Sietioni HKWMOrtoCarbondali FrHPnn Hwrln DillV Jcurnil WWrphyibore TUESDAY JULY 14 Bread loaves The old of slacking hay giant bread used in a hay field south of Christopher on Illinois 148 The field reportedly is owned by Max Mitchell of Weil Frankfort T irHii3c L Unit tells IRS case evidence Colson tells of call from Nixon Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee today made public the evidence its impeachment staff compiled on White House efforts to get the Internal Revenue Service to punish the enemies and help the friends of the Nixon administration Most of the material in the 440page volume already had been made public by the Senate Watergate committee during its hearings last summer and in its subsequent reports The Judiciary Committee which is scheduleo to begin debate next week on whether there are grounds for the im peachment of President Nixon last week began releasing the evidence it has received in closed sessions Eight volumes of evidence on the Watergate breakin and coverup including one from White House lawyer James D St Clair were made public by the committee Friday St Clair submitted no material on the i IKS portion of the inquiry j Like the Watergate evidence the material on the IRS was nrfisintp with no attempt to draw any conclusions or point up the significance of any particular item The IRS volume contained 27 points of information with each supported by one or more documents or excerpts from testimony They included affidavits from two former IRS directors who told the Judiciary Committee about pressures from White House aides to force the tax agency to obey their instruc tions The volume also included ex ecutive session testimony before the Senate Watergate committee in which John W Dean III former White House counsel said the President had asked it the IRS be turned off or friends of his The evidence also disclosed that John Caulfield a former Treasury Department and White House aide regularly obtained confidential IRS information from Vernon D Acree the assistant commissioner for in spection for IRS An affidavit given the com mittee by Randolph Thrower a former IRS director on May 24 1974 disclosed that Thrower had asked Acree in 1970 to in vestigate the possibility of an im awful disclosure of con fidential tax information to columnist Jack Anderson The investigation involved contributions to the 1968 presidential campaign of Gov George C Wallace and allega tions that his brother Gerald Wallace had unreported in come New York Times News Service And Associated Press Washington Former White House aide Charles W Colson underwent a second day of questioning by the House Judiciary Committee to day after telling Monday night of a call from President Nixon this past March 4 in search of information about the payment of to Watergate burglar E Howard Hunt Jr James D St Clair Nixons impeachment defense lawyer began the examination of Colson today with the 38 members of Daniel Ellsbergs former psychiatrist It was the first time that Col son President Nixons special counsel and a key political operative during Watergate had testified under oath about the broad range of allegations the Committee is considering in its impeachment inquiry Colson was said to have testified that in the March 4 phone call Nixonfirst expres sed regret about the indictment Then according to Colson he asked if Colson would contact William 0 Bittman and ask if Bittman had set March 21 1973 Second day of questioning by Judiciary Committee the committee waiting for their as the date Of the payment to chance at him later j Hunt In nearly 10 hours on the stand i Later Colson reportedly Monday Colson was asked by the committee counsel about his wideranging activities for the White House which include participation in many of the areas under investigation Colson had been indicted three days before the reported March 4th call from Nixon in the Watergate coverup He also reportedly told the closed hearing that he was told last year that Nixon had ap proved the operation by the plumbers unit that led to tho burglary of the office of Dr testified the President called him back and asked if he had reached Bittman who was Hunts attorney and an in termediary in the pay ment Colson said that he had not The President then said cording to Colson that ac he The President has based his defense against impeachment on the proposition that he did not authorize or sanction the pay ment to Hunt and that the money was not intended to buy Hunts silence The President had long discussions with top aides on March 21 about Hunts demands for money If it could be shown that the payment took place before then it would presumably mean that it had not resulted from his orders Much of Colsons testimony about Nixons role in the burglary of the psychiatrists office had come out in the trial fhaf Rittman might had come out m me mal Fndirtmen t that ended last week in the con Tnac viction of John D Ehrlichman because he had set March 21 as the payoff date Bittman was listed an an unindicted coconspirator in the coverup case of knowing because I never discussed it with him Colson said Colson said the best evidence is the White House transcripts and the Presidents own statements which indicate he did not know in advance Im con vinced as a matter of fact that he did not Colson said Colson reportedly said that in the spring of 1973 Ehrlichman then Nixons chief adviser on domestic policy told him that the President had approved the i operation to gain access to comI derogatory information about mitteVmemberssaid that Ellsberg Asked by reporters what he had meant by the operation Colson replied I just used the precise words Ehrlichman used At 10 pm with James D St Clair Nixons impeachment defense lawyer about to start questioning Colson the com mittee recessed until today Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr had hoped to wind up the witness phase of the in quiry today but the committee still is to question Herbert W Kalmbach Nixons former personal lawyer In other Watergaterelated Mdetans of it I naveno way area were seriously damaging to Nixons cause was always under the im pression the President had ap proved the Ellsberg investiga tion but whether he knew the and three others Nonetheless several Bridge collapse Road ownership still uncertain i sons sworn statementsin this WARMER tions Committee asked Henry A Kissinger for any existing records of his phone calls for the panels investigation of the secretary of states role in domestic security wiretapping committee sources said Opening arguments were held in the perjury trial of California Lt Gov Ed Hein ecke Samuel Dash chief counsel of the Senate Watergate com mittee said it would have been irresponsible for the committee to have spelled out its con clusions as to who may have violatedwhich laws Dairyfarmer cooperatives would have given even more than million to President Nixons 1972 campaign if White House aides hadnot fumbled arrangements for receiving the money according to newly related Watergate testimony Harold S Nelson former general manager of Associated Milk Producers Inc swore that early in Nixons first term he repeatedly pressed White House officials to send him the names of conduit committees towhich he could give money for Nix on Nelsons testimony was given in a closed session of the Senate Watergate committee last December and was released publicly Monday The House Judiciary Com mittee plans to complete its in quiry without waiting for the Supreme Court decision on whether Nixon must provide White House tape recordings to the Special Watergate Pro secutor The committee has an obligation to move forward Rodino said Monday Our in quiry is completely of the Special Prosecutor1 case The US Forest Service to day denied knowledge of own ership of a vacated Union County road on which a bridge collapsed Saturday resulting in the death of a Jonesboro woman Forest Supervisor Charles Hendricks said officials are checking public records to de termine if the road was le gally vacated and if it was who is the owner of the road and who is responsible for its maintenance While the Forest Service checks the records Union County Highway Supt Loren Hinkle said the Forest Service was notified two or t h r ee weeks ago about the unsafe condition of the bridge by Road Commissioner Louis Smith Hinkle said Smith asked the Forest Service for approval prior to vacating procedures Hinkle said the Forest Service indicated approval When a road is vacated by a roar1 district Hinkle said it reverts to adjoining land owners Hinkle said the Forest Service owns the land along the 375 miles of the Hutchins Creek Road vacated March 31 1973 after public notice and a public hearing Hinkle said the county high way department barricaded the bridge immediately after the accident He said the county erects barricades anywhere in the county when a road hazard develops to protect the public regardless of who is responsi ble for a road Hendricks said the Forest Service surveyed its bridges about a year ago but the collapsed bridge was not among those surveyed be cause the Forest Service was not aware that the bridge be longed to it Hendricks said the Forest Service bridges are barricad ed if a survey shows them unsafe for travel Linda Sue Arnold 19 of ru ral Jonesboro was killed and her 2yearold daughter Kim plus Roger Levan 19 Donald Ford 24 and George Pat My ers 25 all of Wolf Lake were injured when a tractor and haywagon fell through a 16 foot rotted wooden bridge over Hutchins Creek near Wolf Lake The accident victims were among about 20 young persons from the Wolf Lake area on a hayride through a scenic hill area Fair tonight wtih low 67 to 73 Sunny Wednesday with high in the low or mid 90s Continued hot Thursday and Friday with highs in the 90s INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map Youth Area strikers vote no but return to jobs 1114 15 4 i 7 910 7 5 Southern Illinois Construc tion workers including team sters construction drivers re turned to worktoday for the first time in more than six weeks even though area team sters turned down a proposed new contract Monday night Thousands of construction workers had been idled for 43 days since the teamsters went on strike June 3 At least million in construc tion in the area was halted by the the walkout 3 locals turn down contract Centralia AP Three Southern Illinois Teamster locals rejected a statewide contract negotiated last week and one remained on strike today A spokesman for Local 50 in Belleville said those workers voted 3 to 1 against the package and our strike lines are up un til we get word from Spr ingfield Announcement of the vote he said was expected today Lical 34 7in West Frankfort also voted against the agree ment but returned to work Vote returns were not im mediately available In Alton Local 525 also returned to work after rejecting the contract 172 to 76 I If the contract receives i statewide approval Local 50 will have to go back to work the I spokesman said I Members of the other 10 locals which had been on strike returned to their jobs after negotiators reached a tentative agreement last week Even though they failed to ratify the new agreement ap parently members of West Frankfort Local 347 of the Teamsters Union decided to return to work in anticipa tion of statewide acceptance of the proposed pact by other locals Wayne Barber executive di rector of the Southern Illinois Builders Association in Belle ville said it appears ob vious that the majority of the states 13 striking Teams ter locals will ratify the new contract Local 347 apparently decided it would be just a waste to have them stay out any longer he said Local 347 officials have de clined to comment on the strike Barber said the new con tract is for three years and is retroactive to May 1 The Teamsters previous contract expired April 1 He said it is essentially the otf contract with a change in wages and fringe benefits The new contract Barber said calls for a raise of per hour in wages and fringes for Southern Illinois Teams ters over the life of the con tract That will raise the pay of drivers on May 1 1976 to between an hour and an hour The drivers previously made between an hour and an hour in wages and fringe benefits Teamsters 5r central and northern Illinois received a slightly smaller pay boost of over three years Bar ber said Several changes in working conditions and holidays sought by the teamsters are not in cluded in the new contract Barber said They include paid holidays for an employes birthday and the Friday after Thanksgiving eight hours pay even if a job is rained out after the first hour a mileage allowance of 15 cents per mile for all jobs 15 miles or more from the union hall and a clause requiring a driver to remain with his equipment at full pay while it is being re paired Federal unit accuses an of fraud OEO chief says hes forced out Chicago AP A federal agency has accused Lt Gov Neil F Hartigan of mismanagement and possible fraud in his role as a director of the defunct Apollo Savings and Loan Association The accusations were made by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corp in a motion filed Monday in US District Court Apollo shut down in April 1968 during a run on deposits brought about by spreading rumors that it was on the verge of collapse Investors lost The motion accused Hartigan of voting to approve ques tionable and illegal while he was a director The government charged that Hartigan ignored or overlook ed warnings that the associa tion was in financial trouble The warnings were contained in reports from state and feder al authorities sent to Hartigan as well as appearing in Apol los own records the govern ment said The motion said Hartigan abandoned his responsibilities stopped attending meetings and resigned at the llth hour of Apollos financial disaster The government also charged that Hartigans conduct as a director to his personal profit maintaining that Hartigan Took 21 pieces of furniture from Apollo and had them ship ped to him at Apollos ex pense Obtained a mortgage from at preferential terms Had his home cleaned three times at Apollos expense The motion said that two years after Hartigan took the furniture one of Apollos receivers demanded and ob tained its return as well as repaymentof the moving ex penses The charges were made in connection with a suit against Hartigan and other Apollo of ficers filed in 1969 Hartigan1 became an Apollo director in 1966 at the age 28 The government asks for the recovery of which it charges Apollo lost because of mismanagement fraud and misapplication of funds plus in punitive damages Hartigan had since petitioned the court for a summary judg ment dismissing the charges against him saying he relied on others to give him information when he voted on Apollo transactions Mondays motion was filed in response to Hartigans efforts thriult Washington AP Alvin J Arnett head of the Office of Economic Opportunity says he is being forced out of office by the White House because of his efforts to save the remaining War on Poverty pro House was ex Arnetts grams The White pected to announce resignation today In a telephone interview Monday Arnett said They have asked for resignation I will deliver it tomorrow The former head of the Ap palachian Regional Commission said he would leave the agency effective July 3L Arnett said his resignation Niil Hirtigin was requested by Dean Burch presidential aide during a meeting Monday Arnett said that abouj month ago I was i concurrence told that the President does not want OEO He said he also had been told rightly orwrongly you have been accused of attempting to preserve the programs If the accusation is that I have attempted to preserve those programs I plead guilty Arnett said Arnett became head of OEO a year ago shortly after a federal judge ruled that Howard Phillips was serving illegally as acting director because the President had failed to submit his naine to the Senate for US District Judge William B Jones also ruled that Nixon acted illegally in ordering the dismantling of the antipoverty agency without congressional ;