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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondali Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th IucMmtoCrbon Pr HMtooHy JHirnb THURSDAY MAY 21974 I I rl u mg m 82No Copy Two Sections hW VWf aiH Tohrison and on the lake because it do By Don Frost Of The Southern Illinoisan Rend Lake north of Benton has claimed four lives in its brief five year history Not a very good record But that record could improve if projects currently in the planning stages are complet ed The most recent deaths resulting from a boating acci dent April 21 prompted Sen Gene John DMarion to ask Illinois Dept of Conservation Director Anthony Dean for an investigation of rescue facili ties on Rend Lake Donald L Robinson of Her rin was drowned when a bass boat containing him his son and Ronald Emery of Zeigler sank in heavy waves Emery later died in a St Louis Hospital Robinsons son Jeffery the only survivor was found on an island The three main sources of help in the event of accident at the lake are the US Army Corps of Engineers the Il linois Dept of Conservation office near Benlon and the Franklin County Sheriffs of fice in Benton Sheriffs department has top responsibility not equipment The corps has 22foot shallow draft work boat pow ered by a 100 hp motor a 20foot patrol boat powered by a 120 hp motor and an 18foot skiff powered by a 25 hp motor corps project man ager Charles Ijames said Corps rangers tried to launch the patrol boat April 21 to search for the downed bass boat but the waves on the lake were too high from recorded 40 mph winds The department of conser vation has an 18foot patrol boat powered by a 165 hp motor said Frank Johnson the departments District 14 supervisor The patrol boats are radio equipped The Franklin County sher iffs office which has the pri mary responsibility for emer gency and rescue operations at the lake has no boat As for manpower the corps has three rangers in additon to Ijamesand Assistant Man ager Philip Jenkins Four department of conser vation wardens patrol the lake daily and they are on call 24 hours a day Johnson said None of the personnel has had rescue training other than basic first aid Johnson and Ijames said Currently the sheriffs of fice has seven deputies One pair of deputies patrol the entire county on an eight horn shift Although the office has pri mary responsibility for law enforcement and rescue We dont have anything not even a row boat Sheriff Barney Browning said boat is needed on the lake for rescue operations Ijames said He said the corps has no plans to have boat Panel says Nixon failed to comply on the lake because it does hot have the primary respon sibility for rescue operations Johnson said the patrol boats now at the lake are adequate in most situations But not in 45 mph winds He said he knows of no boat that would be save in waves generated by that st rong a wind Safety facilities on the lake are adequate Johnston said but it can always be improv ed p gtar News and Associated Press Washington The House Judiciary Com mittee in a close partisan vote late Wednesday night formally asserted that President Nixon had failed to comply with subpoena for 42 Watergate related White House tapes a Could weigh against him in impeachment inquiry charge that could weigh against avoid a deep partisan split on the President in the panels im1 the issue a rift that both In the end thepanel could not the President in tne panei s imme issue a uu i 1 riw peachment investigation Democrats and Republicans had of the pane s April 1 writ did P Lnned short hoped to avoid provide useful materials or the The committee stopped short hoped to avoid on a uu contention that the transcripts provided by Nixon while not living up to the letter of charging the President with contempt of Congress a much more serious offense that ultimately would have had to be decided on the House floor A contempt citation offered by Rep John Conyers Jr D Mich was tabled on a vote of 32 to 5 with one member abs taining Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ argued forcefully against the contempt charge saying that it might divert the committee from its primary purpose to inquire into the finess of the President to re imain in office to in his words make a determination for the American people The committee wrangled for more than three hours in a rare evening session before approv ing a letter notifying Nixon that his surrender of 1308 pages of transcripts failed to comply with an April 11 order to deliver the actual tapes peu LO avuiu j The vote approving the letter probe and amounted to described by one committee i substantial compliance Republican leader Edward Hutchinson of Michigan pleaded with the committee to follow the road of discussion member as a formal declaration of noncompliance was 20 to 18 with only one Republican Rep William S Cohen of Maine supporting the action Two Democrats Conyers and Jerome R Waldie of California voted against the measure arguing that the action was not strong enough D e m o c r a ishowever generally favored the mild censure Their position was summed up by Rodino who had struggled perhaps hardest of all to avoid a partyline split on the tapes issue We did subpoena specific documents of specific facts of specific relevance to our in quiry We had hoped and ex pected the President lawfully to comply The President did not Republican opposition rested negotiation and reason He said a censure no matter how mild could lead only to confrontation and con frontation never works con frontation produces only stalemate The committee will begin to receive the evidence gathered by the inquiry staff next week and the hearing room will be equippedso that all 38 members can listen to tapes on headsets Rodino said He said that is a major reason the committee should have the actual tapes instead of transcripts John M Doar Committee Chief Council said the commit tees1 soundreproducing equip ment is far superior to the White Houses and is able to bring out sections of tapes that are marked inaudible on White Housesupplied transcripts The committee counsel said that in checking White House transcripts numerous errors have been found but he did not say they were deliberate boar told Rodino it would not be prudent for the chairman to Mivrmc nffor tripnme O wineultimate committee yotei accept Nixons offer tocome formallv rejected the authenthe White House to listen to the tication procedure proposed by tapes and verify the White Nixon I Houseedited transcripts All committee members each ofwhom has to exercise personal judgments on this matter of enormous importance to the nation and ultimately all members of the House must be satisfied declared Rodino that theyhavehad full and fair opportunity themselves to all judge for the eviden Houseedited transcripts That is a job for tape experts and the lawyers putting the case together while under Nixons terms no one but Rodino and JJutchinson would be permitted to do it Doar said Rodino said he would not ac cept the offer Hutchinsonr said he would be willling to but not unless Rodino went ce Rodino makes a point to Hutehiiwon Haldeman demands to hear tapes Opposed by Senate votes millions more in Washington AP Former White House chiefof Staff H R Haldeman has demanded the right to inspect and test original recordings of every conversation he had with President Nixon Haldeman made his request in the form of a discovery motion filed today in US District Wafergafe transcripts on pages 12 73 Haldeman also said he wanted Silbert the original Watergate to inspect all secret prosecutor and records of the campaign advisers are accused of attempting to coverup the Watergate scandal Haldemans request was not limited to conversations about Watergate but would include all conversations with the Presi dent compiled by the Watergate Grand Jury andturned over to the House Judiciary Committee He also asked for the files of former White House counsel John W Dean III the Watergate diary kept by Earl J Senate Watergate Committee Intelligence Committee and several other congressional investigations pertaining to Watergate or the breakin at the office of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist Nixon lawyers gef another delay Washington AP President Nixons lawyers fighting a Watergate subpoena were given six more days today in a move to avoid turning over tapes and any more documents US District Judge John J Sirica set a hearing for May 8 on White House arguments that Nixon should not have to honor a sweeping subpoena from the Watergate special prosecutor which had been due today Sirica gave the prosecutors office and attorneys for seven defendants in the Watergate coverup trial until 2 pm next Monday to file answers to a White House motion that the subpoena for materials covering 64 presidential conversations be quashed A hearing on all the motion was set for May 8 Haig wont answer Washington AP Senate sources reported presidential Chief of Staff Alex ander M Haig Jr refused to answer questions before the Senate Watergate Committee today saying he had been in structed by the President not to do so chief of staff or about informa tion that has come to you in that psition Nixons letter invoked both executive pvivilege and the at torneyclient privilege in order ing Haig not to cooperate with the committees investiga tion He wasto be questioned by Haig presented a letter from assistant chief counsel Terry President Nixon atan executive FalkLenzner who has been in session of the panel saying It I vestigating a gift from SeSSIOIl Ul UIC panel yoa T would be wholly inappropriate billionaire Howard R Hughes to for the committee to examine President Nixons closefriends you about your activities as 1C BBebe Rebozo Springfield AP The Illinois Senate has voted to provide an additional million instate aid to public schools during the current fiscal year an appropriation opposed by Gov Daniel Walker Senators from both political parties united to approve the measure 520 and send it to the House The appropriation would pro vide elementary and secondary schools allthe money promised them in la new school aid disffiibution formula approved by tiie General Assembly Legislators had estimated some million in state aid would be needed under the new formula through June 30 But Walker slashed the appropria tion to million last fall us ing his amendatory veto powers By latest estimate million will be needed during fiscal 1974 and a wide variety of labor and educational groups combined to support the request for the additional money The recess ruled out place The same groups also support ment on the November election ballot of a proposed constitute i A T About the article This is the first of a two part series on boating safety on Rend Lake Todays story explores the current life sav ing facilities available at the lake Fridays story will look ahead to improvements plann ed ICC opposes rail cuts Washington AP The Interstate Commission said today a plan advanced by the Department of Transportation would not ade quately do the job of rebuilding rail service in the northeastern United States The commission issued a 35 page report urging maior changes in the departments plan However it did not offer any plan of its own The department has suggested that nearly 16000 miles of track be abandoned as one part of the plan to restructure seven finan cially ailing railroads into one profitable freight rail car rier This proposal was bitterly at tacked at public hearings held across the northeast and north central regions and again was criticized in the ICC report to day The ICC said A reader of the DOT Department of Transportation report can only come away with the conviction that the secretary has concluded that the basic cure forthe pro blems oi the railroads in the region is major surgery in the form of excission It is unquestionably true that there are excess rail lines in the region the ICC said However it added factors such as the location of car and engine shops and railroad yards should be taken into consideration in deciding which track is ex cess The DOT report determined excess track on the basis of the amount of freight carried each year Only one conclusion of the DOT report was seconded by the ICC That proposal is that rail facilities should be used jointly by more than one carrier whenever economically of state school aid Walker recommends for fiscal 1975 They contend Walkers request for billion falls short of the amount called for in the new distribution formula The House was not in session Wednesday and the Senate recessed for the weekend aftera short session amendment to delay The tional reduction inthe size of the House of Representatives until after 1981 The House approved the measure but the Senate did not vote on it before recessing until after May 5 the deadline for getting the amendment on the ballot the result of more than a month of public hearings in the 17 states including Illinois that would be affected by the restructuring Under the law approved by Congress last year a nonprofit corporation known as the US Index Tonight cloudy and mild Low in the lower 60s Friday variable cloudiness and warm er Chance of showers and thunderstorms high middle or upper 70s Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2124 4 67 2425 1517 25 Railway Association will devise a final rail plan for the Northeast That plan which would be subject to congressional review will be based on the Transportation Departments proposal and on the ICCs criti que on that proposal 27 Eventually a Consolidated Rail Corp is to be set up to ac quire railroad properties and equipment and to operate rail service in the 17 states That corporation is intended to be a profitable enterprise but it will have government financial assistance at the start Perinty accused Alioto blames Death Angels in Zebra murders inffass Washington AP The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the Perm Central Railroad and a number of itskey officers with engaging in a massive fraud to conceal railroad losses and deceive its stockholders In addition the SEC charged a former chief financial officer of the railroad David C Sevan andthree other persons with diverting million in corporate European country of Liechtenstein The SEC asked the court to order that the funds be return ed The alleged fraud occurred primarily in 1968 and 1969 before the Penn Central Railroad filed for bankruptcy in 1970 The SEC charges followed a twoyear study completed in 1972 into the railroads financial problems leading to the bankruptcy of the 01 verting yi nuiuun m tvipviam funds to bank accounts in themajor East Coast railroad San Francisco AP To win recognition and get promoted they must kill They dress neatly and purport to live according to a puritanical code of moral conduct But they educate their young in whatthey call martial arts teaching them the techniques of killing Mayor Alioto described the group Wednesday and said it calls itself Death Angds He said it is a na tionwide o r g a nization dedicated to the murder and mutilation of whites and dissi dent blacks Alioto says the group is responsible for the socalled Zebra slayings of 12 whites and the wounding of six others here since last November All were shot down by young blacks in apparent unprovoked street attacks Alioto who handed outa list of 73 victims said Nearly 80 California murderous assaults have been characterized by un provoked attacks involving ran domshootings of whites in the streets or mutilation with heavy weapons committed by neatly dressedyoung black men One of those on the list was Robert Stoeckmann 27 who survived a Nov 9 1973 at tack He told a newsmen in an interview Wednesday i that Aliotos description was1 near verbatim what he was told in February by a San Francisco Rut police officials refute national conspiracy1 story homicide detective and another officer he knew only as from the Justice Department1 a 285pound former athleteand No 49 on Aliotos list received a bullet wound in tne neck during the attack in the Hunters Point area of San Francisco b u t Stoeckmann took his assailants gun and wounded him with Law enforcement officials including the San Francisco Gen they police and State Atty Evelle J Younger said were unaware of a statewide pattern of murder We have no indication that any of the murders in San Francisco are connected with those others around the state Younger told newsmen in Sacramento We have no evidence of a statewide con spiracy The mayor spoke after more Jhan 100 heavily armed officers in bulletproof vests struck before dawn Wednesday ar resting seven black men in a threehour period The police have pierced the veil of a vicious ring of murderers called Death Angels We have the principals involved in the Zebra slayings said Alioto Among those arrested was Tom Manney 31 a former outstanding football halfback at San Francisco State University from 1960 to 1963 It was the first major break in Operation Zebra codenamed after a police communications channel since police began controversial stopandsearch procedures two weeks ago to try to find the killers ;