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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 LIBH1HT PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysbero 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N MNo 17715e Copy Jfceti outhern Dlinoisan IvceMHrtoOrbondBtt Fro Hwrln Duly Wurphyibcro MONDAY JULY 29 1974 UrbondilttHtrrlnMurvhysbera Connally indicted Former Treasury Secretary John B Connally Washington AP Former Treasury Secretary John B Connally was indicted today by a federal grand jury on charge of bribery perjury and obstructing justice The indictment said Connally accepted in cash from a milk fund official Jake Jacobsen in exchange for recommending that federal milk price supports be increased In all the grand jury cited Connally a Texas Democrat turned Republican on five alleged violations The maximum possible penalties for the five counts j total 16 years in jail and fines of j for Connally I The indictment charged that between May 14 and Sept 24 1971 Jacobsen gave Connally the in exchange for Con nallys recommendation to the secretary of agriculture that the milk price supports go up Although the money actually went to Connally the indictment said that Connally and Jacobsen both agreed to testify before the grand jury and the Senatt Watergate committee that the was intended for political candidatesor the Democrats for Nixon group headed by Connally in 1972 The indictment charged that both men were prepared to testify that Connally turned down the offer from Jacobsen The obstruction of justice count in which Jacobsen was named as an unindicted cocon spirator indicated that he had talked freely to the pro secutors Committee continues on 2nd Nixon article Wants Turks off Cyprus Greek sympathizers use hands and teeth to rip Turk ish flag to shreds during Turks Out of Cyprus rally Sunday sponsored by Hie GreekAmerican Committee to Aid Cyprus Rally was held near the United Nations in New York A U N Security Council meeting was held Sunday concerning the Cyprus situation following a request by the Soviet Union AP Wirephoto Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee forged ahead today on a second impeachment article this one accusing President Nixon of abusing his constitu tional powers through misuse of government agencies Approval seemed certain despite Republican objections that the proposal fails to state an impeachable offense under the Constitution The panel voted Saturday its first impeachment recom mendation urging Nixons removal from office for obstructing justice in the Watergate coverup As soon as the committee clerk had finished reading a proposed fivesection article charging Nixon with abuse of power Rep Charles E Wiggins RCalif declared that approv ing such an article would be a step toward a parliamentary system of government rather than the constitutional system now have Wiggins contended the ques tion is whether abuse of power falls within high crimes and Turks balk at Cyprus settlement Approval seems nearly certain on constitutional abuse charge By the Associated Press The foreign ministers Greece i Bulent Ecevit said the Geneva results of the cabinet meeting to of I negotiations are in the final Turkish Foreign Minister Turan HJIUW Ul IloU i caauii IAJ IYIIUTT bitub j t misdemeanors He said abuse Before the debate began Rep jhis dose subordinates enTurkish of power is an empty phrase j Robert McClory RIu Mprtifor c security Established the socalled Plumbers unit financed in part with money derived from cam paign contributions which lne itneigu o unlawfully utilized the resources Greece Turkey and Britain stage there is going to of the Central Intelligence agreed early today on a be an agreement we will know Agency provisional solution to end the Failed to take care that j military confrontation o n the laws were faithfully exCyprus But the Turkish ecuted by failing to act when lie government balked apparently knew or had reason to know that i at provisions concerning the deavored to impede frustrate invasion force on Mediterranean island But he said his cabinet decid ed it will not even discuss the presence of Turkish armed forces on Cyprusand to reinforcement and He said certain other pro made public immediately But he said Turkish approval would Gunes in Geneva The premier clear the way for a second round also talked by telephone with of talks in about a week British Foreign Secretary Turkey submitted a stiff set Of James Callaghan andlnew demands earlier Sunday immediately went and threatened to quit the unless tGeorge Havros j accepted by midnight But Mavros announce the agreei to the two hours in Ankara with having meaning only in terns of i voted against S a t u r d a y by duly con The Turkish cabinet met a We ms wmc ni session for two hours in Ankara with St we pour into Watergate coverup impeach judicial and anddiscussed me proposal Greek Ambassador Dimitnos VTI n Virt annrmtc tnp i t Finm fwanpva for UD at a laier Q3ic I01 Rep George E Danielson D Calif argued that offenses charged against the President in this article are uniquely presidential offenses No one else can commit them Only the President can violate the oath of office of the President only the President can abuse the powers of the President The committees nationally broadcast deliberations were delayed more than an hour by a private drafting session of the second articles bipartisan sup porters Committee leaders hoped for a vote by evening Watergate coverup executive judicial anaiaawn anu mcpu ment article said he accepts the iegjsiative entities concerning telephoned from Geneva proposed second article It exj the unlawf ul entry jnt0 the j nearly three hours Pr presses pretty much my point of headquarters of the Democratic caiH thp nanels second n for up at a later date Premier1 Ecevit said he I lit LUC relayed the I Geneva Its provisions were not Cosmodopoulos view said the panels second ranking Republican in an in National Committee Misused executive power by interfering with the FBI Watergate special prosecutor criminal division of the Depart ment of Justice and CIA in order corruptly to impede the Internal and administration of justice Members reported three other and get in Tentative schedule set for debate in House terview The five charges were that Nixon Acted personally through subordinates to confidential income tax formation from the Revenue Service Misused the FBI and Secret j Service bv directing orvr authorizing tiiem to wiretap for introduced after the second purposes unrelated to national article is considered They y v would charge Contempt of Congress in the subpoenas matter bombing of Cam Armed convicts watch but dont shoot Hostage leaps through glass door Huntsville Tex AP One of 15 hostages leaped through a glass door and FBI and Secretj iwemoers repuiLeu uuee umci mrougn a uu directing or proposed articles would likely be stumbled down a series of prison f I connnrf trv tfldflV AP tm I time to individual members senators are concerned my vote being one Byrd gave his assessment as Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield prepared today with his Republican counterpart Sen Hugh Scott to formally launch plans for an impeachment YVUMlUlgLvli House leaders have tentatively I would be controlled by the top pet aside Aug 12 through 23 Judiciary Committee clusively for debating and voting members from each party on articles of impeachment i Chairman Peter W Rodmo Jr against President Nixon DNJ and Rep Edward The plan is to keep the House I Hutchinson RMich fa session from 10 am to 6pm I After the Rules Committee through Friday approved the procedural possibly Saturday and to finish resolution it will go to tne J TT jiu voting by Aug 23 The Senate trial It is con templated would begin about a month later giving time for both the House managers and Byrd says chances are growing the Presidents defense that the Senate would to prepare their cases I convict President Nixon in an Aug 5 the Rules Committee impeachment trial later this will receive recommendations year developed by the Judiciary Committee and leadership for ground rules to govern the CThese are expected to call for refused to give the House it from 60 to 100 hours of debating would sound the death knell for and voting time Allocation of the President so far as some House for expected ratifica tion Meanwhile Democratic Leader Assistant Robert C ai Byrd said on ABCs Issues and Answers Sunday that if Nixon failed to heed a likely Senate demand for tapes he has trial The line of demarcation lias been reached Mansfield said after the House Judiciary Com mittee approved Saturday an impeachment count charging Nixon with obstruction of justice in the Watergate coverup assuring the matter will reach the House floor Under the Senates impeach ment rules it would meet the day after the House approves an impeachment resolution to receive notice of the action But any formal trial would probably Illegal bodia Personal tax violations Haig says Nixon has had losses Washingtn AP A key aide acknowledges President Nixon has suffered some very severe losses that make his chances of avoiding House impeachment more uncertain Meanwhile Nixon planned to meet this morning with his chief Watergate lawyers James D St Clair and J Fred Buzhardt and White House Chief of Staff Alexander M Haig Jr Haig told newsmen aboard Air Force One Sunday night as Nixon flew home from California We have suffered some losses this week and some Shortly after the escape the leader of the armed trio Fred Gomez Carrasco said he could have shot Escamilla but didnt He did not explain why Escamilla had been sitting on a bookshelf in an entryway leading to the glass door in the prison library Carrasco the leader of the threeinmate group holding the hostages in the third floor library of the prison has rotated his hostages during the sixday ordeal always keeping building ramps to safety today while three armed convicts watched but did not shoot Henry Escamilla 40 one of four prison inmates who had been held with the other cap tives since Wednesday in the Texas State Prison broke out just before daylight Escamilla was rushed to surgery at a hospital bleeding from cuts on the head shoulders and arms Doctors repaired cut tendons in his arms and said his outside prognosis was excellent He was The predawn dash broke the under heavy sedation and I calm from an overnight lull in unable to talk immediately with negotiations between prison of prison officials finals and the armed convicts Carrasco said previously the standoff could end today in freedom for the rebels Negotiations between Car rasco and prison officials were to resume about 10 am following breakfast Ron Taylor a spokesman for the Texas Department of Cor rection told newsmen earlier as negotiations with the convicts that evening by telephone things are looking up There is no way I want to harm these people I mean I respect human life Carrasco said Ive been accused of kill ing maybe 40 50 people ac tually I dont know how many persons I know what Ive done and what I havent done actually its up to whoever recessed Sunday night No wants to take the responsibility decision has been made on any i to save their lives because we do release in frontof the glass door toj Carrasco is serving a mean to finish them off and kill life as many people as possible if we if our demands Simon opposes gun ban in his district Index DRY Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map 1114 15 4 6 5 7 910 7 Fair tonight with low around 60 Tuesday mostly sunny with high in low or mid 80s Fair Wednesday not start for th at least a monlvery severe Iviously losses quite ob Carbondale Paul Simon congressional Democratic candidate from Southern Illinois says he op poses a ban on firearms sales in his district Simon said in a statement however he sees the need of some restrictions in urban areas In rural areas he said gun ownership helps deter wouldbe wrongdoers Simon said poverty is the major cause of violent crime and programs to reduce un employment and improve edu cational opportunities could help in deterrence In addition he said courts should exact swift and stiff penalties for crimes commit ted with firearms and provide more rehabilitation Simon also pledged to ap point a 15member gun con trol advisory committee to guide him on firearms legis lation Weekend rain too little too lateto prevent crop losses it harvestnnlv of hot and dry conditions It is too soon to make any The hot dry weather that has plagued Southern Illinois residents ajid damaged area crops for the past few weeks is expected to continue for at least another week Although no rain is predict ed it will be a little cooler with highs in the upper 80s and lows near 60 reports the US Weather Service in St Louis The rain received Sunday amounted to about 1 of an inch in Carbondale In other such as Perry County as much as an inch fell The small shower some times no more than a dust settler in Jackson County to gether with the cooler weather helped slighly farm advisers say But stiD crop yields may fee cut up to 00 per cent The typical Southern Illinois late July dry spel has been especially damaging to crops this year because heavy sp ring rains delayed planting said Charles Willman Ran dolph County extension ser vice farm adviser The corn is facing drought at a particularly critical stage because of the late planting and corn yields in Randolph County will be cut by about 50 per cent Willman said If the dry spell breaks with in the next few weeks soy bean yields may only be cut by about 20 per cent he said Perry Countys crop yields are in better shape than those of some other counties The weekend rain which barely moiianed the leaves ia other counties amounted to nearly an inch in some Perry Coun ty areas Jim Brumitt County execu tive director of the Agricul tural Stabilization and Conser vation Service in Perrv Coun ty said the rain will greatly help the soybean crop and the corn that was planted late However the corn that was planted early and was in the tasseling stage already had yield damage of nearly 30 per cent Two light rains within a week have eased the effects but have not broken the drought Vic Smith Wil liamson County farm adviser said today Smith says farmers need a good inch of rain now and an inch of rain every week for four or five weeks Smith says soybeans pro bably the largest crop this year in the area are probably holding up better than corn Smith says some farmers grain beyond heb and others will harvest only a partial crop if adequate rain comes BobFrank Jackson County farm adviser said reports Sunday morning throughout parts of the county showed only light rainfall consider ably below the two or three inches needed The adviser said cooler wea fcer had helped since there is less moisture loss from the plants than during the pre vious ifiveto sixweek period of hot and dry conditions We are beginning to get injury to the corn crop in some areas especially in the Vergennes Elkville area Some corn is stunted in grow th and thereis considerable evidence of burning on the leaves and stalks the advi ser said Frank said some corn in the ElkvilleVergennes area is only about twothirds the size it should be by this time of It is too soon to make any determination of the corn yield but stunted stalks can not produce well he said The dry spell has been criti cal and widespread across the midwest corn growing belt reports the National Corn Growers Association Western Kansas and Neb raska have been hit extre mely hard while the only area expecting good corn yields is northcentral Iowa and South ern Minnesota ;