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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 llt PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Harrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume 82No 115IOe a Copy 4 TablolJ 40 Hrrln DIIVJourmrt WEDNESDAY MAY 15 W74 ILL 62525 CarbondaleHerrinMurphysboro rj i i l i I i I I III I JA V I 1 I I MI Ml 1 I Panel subpoenas more tapes jj ftirAO nrt TllTIP 23 HOt Washington CAP The House Judiciary Com mittee voted today to subpoena tapes of 11 presidential con versations and President Nix ons daily diaries for 8V2 months in 1972 and 1973 The committee also was notified by John Boar chief counsel of its impeachment in quiry thathe would ask it to vote Thursday to authorize sub poenas demanding 62 presiden tial conversations dealing with the ITT antitrust settlement and political contributions from the dairy industry The committee voted 37 to 1 to subpoena the tapes of 11 con versations dealing with the Watergate breakin arid cover up A separate vote was taken for each of the time periods covered in the demand for presidential diaries In each case it was ap proved overwhelmingly Both subpoenas require a response by 10 am May 22 All of the conversations as well as the 11 dealing with the Watergate breakin and cover up were requested by the com mittee in a letter delivered to the White House on April 19 The only dissenter on todays presidential conversations sub poena vote was Rep Edward Hutchinson of Michigan the ranking Republican on the 20 1972 and three on June 23 1972 The daily diaries are for the period April tteough July 1972 February through April 1973 H peatedly that he does notOctober 1973 SL a subtwena can be en At Tuesdays session Chair believe a subpoena can be en forced Shortly before the House committee voted White House officials made clear Nixon was sticking with his contention the panel has all theevidence it needs One official referred to e White House on April ia nceuc Tamest St President St Glairs statement last week Watergate lawyerthat any further subpoenas subsequently informed DoarjJwouW be respectfully to the committee 31 The conversations bvugnt I two onApril 41972 six on June ft f V 1 man Peter W Rodino Jr D NJ ruled that a legal memorandum opposing issuance of a subpoena for the tape of an April 4 1972 conversation violated committee rules of confidentuality and could not be accepted by the panel The memorandum had been submitted by St Clair It argued that all of the evidence available to the committee makes it clear the President did not have prior knowledge of the plan to break into the DNC Democratic National Com mittee and that no subpoena for the April 1972 conversa tion is warranted In other matter Rodino said the Judiciary Committees in terest in public documents con cerning the death of Mary Jo Kopechne in the Chappaquiddick incident involving Sen Edward M Kennedy was because the opinion of a court in the inquest was of landmark importance as far as it concerned the right to counsel at inquest proceedings He said however that the documents were not useful in developing the committees in quiry proceedings Israelis retake schoo Maalot Israel AP With guns blazing Israeli sol diers stormed into a school today where three Arab guer rillas were holding about 85 israeli teenagers hostage The Israeli state radio said the guer rillas were killed The was no immediate of ficial word as to the fate of Hie teenagers The troops opened the assault by firing for three minutes from one side of the school Then other soldiers shot their way in from the opposite side The bat tle appeared over in about 30 seconds and the witness shouted The building is in the hands of the army thats for sure The guerrillas had threatened to kill their hostages by 6 pm 11 am CDT unless the Israeli government freed 20 jailed terrorists The govern ment agreed to meet this de mand earlier in the day The troops burst into the school less than half an hour before the deadline The teenagers originally were believed to number about 90 Arab terrorists had held 85 teenagers hostage demanding guerrillas be freed Ambulances sped up to the building as the soldiers burst inside Stretcher bearers could be seen later taking casualties from the building Their number could not be immediately determined The guerrillas who stormed the school during the night while the teenagers were asleep threatened to blow up the building if their demands were not met They strung electrical around the school and fired guns from school windows using their hostages as human shields Presumably the wires were attached to explosives At the request of the guer rillas the French ambassador flew here to negotiate the ex change of the vacationing teen agers for the score of guerrillas jailed by Israel for taking part in terrorist acts One of the prisoners on the Palestinians list is a Japanese terrorist who took part in the Lod airport massacre two years ago The Israeli Cabinet had met today in special session deciding for the first time since guerrillas launched their ter rorist war seven years ago to meet a lifeordeath Arab de mand order to secure the release of the pupils at Maalot the Cabinet has decided to release the terrorists as demanded a communique said Notification thereof has also been com municated to the French am bassador French Ambassador Jean Herly carrying a Frcnchflag was inside the school negotiating for the hostages lives The terrorists takeover of the school was similar to the ter rorist raid a month ago on the border town of Qiryat Shmonah in which 18 Israelis died The three terrorists in that raid also were killed In the Syrian capital the guerrillas command which claimed responsibility for the attack said The entire building is mined If Zionist forces open fire they will be risking the destruction of the entire place A small Palestinian group which had committed no ter rorist acts for four years the Popular Democratic Front said the guerrillas were based in Israel This was an apparent attempt to spare Lebanon retaliatory attacks from Israel A 16yearold blonde girl who escaped from the school by jumping from a window told newsmen When you see the faces of these guerrillas and their eyes and guns you arent afraid to jump from two floors up Pick em yourself Many Southern Illinois re system also proves advarta nave found that they ItSS ler Cob Masters 2Viyear old daugh ter of Jack and Amy Masters Rt 3 Murphysboro is filling can save money by picking their own fruits and vege tables at area orchards and farms The pick your own on New Illinois 51 near Cob den Photo by Tom Porter Compromise reached on strip mine controls c New York Times Washington The House Interior Committee finally approved a compromise measure that would impose if Congress has time left to act on it this year the first federal environmental controls on coal strip mining The surface mine regulation bill cleared Tuesday for sub mission to the full House May 30 was the result of more than coal interests as too strong Nearly 2 million acres mostly in midwest farm lands and on Appalachian mountain slopes have been gouged for coal and new stripping takes another 1000 acres a week But the im petus for many provisions in the measure was the fear of Congressmen from the western great plains Prospective surface mining for the enormous coal deposits WHS Ult I caUli UL inui three years of frequently illin Montana Wyoming and the starred efforts by environmental Dakotas could make the East s croups and their supporters to I experience seem curb the widely acknowledged House environmentalists desolation of vast areas of the however ended the committee country by strip mining phase of their fight for a The bill as it emerged from the committee was condemned by environmentalists as too u ingent control measure with lit tle evidence of strength The House bili would end bv environmemausis aa wu weak andby a spokesman for within six months of passage the practice by strip mine operators of leaving behind miles of highwall the sheei80foot to 100foothigh face of the earth and rock cover over the coal at the edge of the excavated area Highwalls would have to be backgraded and sloped By 1978 after the threeyear interim period all strip mines would have to be restored to approximately the original con tour In the interim period however this and other stan dards requiring bonded guarantees of vegetative growth and steps to protect water quality steps regarded by environmentalists as particularly crucial to reclama tion of strip mined land on the arid Western Plains would be postponed Newarks Gibson reelected By the Associated Press Newark Mayor Kenneth A Gibson the first black mayor of a major northeastern city has easily won reelection over a fiery leader of the New Jersey citys minority white popula tion In other elections Tuesday two West Virginia incumbent US representatives who were challenged won easy renomina tion and two other Democratic congressmen were unopposed Nebraskas Democratic governor J James Exon won nomination for a second term Unofficial resultsin Newarks nonpartisan election showed Gibson with 42313 votes to 33652 for Anthony Imperiale a state senator who organized white street patrols after the disastrous 1967 riots Three other candidates polled a com bined total of 1548 In West VirginiaReps John M Slack Jr and Robert H Mollohan won renomination STORMY Tonight cloudy showers thunderstorms likely cooler lows in the low or middle 50 Thursday thunderstorms showers likely warmer high around 80 Committee sidetracks state tax relief plans Uo c mittee The Walker Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports 2932 35 4 67 3233 912 Springfield AP An Illinois House committee refused today to approve wnaratetax relief proposals bytax on orugs auu rTDanid Walker and House relief it said would cost fee state jOV uamei tos million in Speaker W Robert Blair K Park Forest To be honestwith the people we really cant have any tax relief said Rep R A Walsh ROak Park vice chairman of the House Revenue Com Watergate unit asks more fime Washington AP The Senate Watergate Com mittee today concluded it is unable to complete its final report by May 28 and voted to the Senate tn extend iti mandate until June 30 The waiKer administration proposed elimination of the sales tax on drugs and medicine relief it said would cost the state some million to million in lost revenue and save the person to a cu Blair proposed elimination of average year Blair proposed eiiminauuu ui the two per cent tax on utilities pass them paid by residential customers Walsh said this would save the average household to a year and cost the state some million Both bills remained in the committee and later action on them still is possible If lightning strikes and we do have the money in June we can then said House approves IBHE funds may have erred in count 11 TJ C LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield f The Illinois House Tuesday passed a appropria tion for the Illinois Board of Ij Higher Education amid com plaints from some members that the higher board has been fiscally irresponsible Rep Robert Juckett RPark Ridge said The Board of Higher Education has been lax in watching our tax dollars The overspending on these presidents homes was not a mistake The board knew what was going on And if it did not I suggest that we are in even worse shape than we thought Jucketts remarks were echoed by several other i members including Rep John Hirschfeld RChampaign Hirschfeld long has urged that the higher boardbe abolished He repeated that request in Tuesdays debate The higher boards appro priation bill which includes ap propriations for the Higher Education Cooperation Act and for the Health Services Educa tion Grants Act passed easily with a 118 to 15 vote Returning to Dallas Imposter leaving Marion prison By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Southern Illinois University at Carbondale may have mis takenly fired teachers over budget cuts instead of chang ing the method used for count ing teachers a method that was incorrect according to an SIUC Faculty Senate com mittee on the budget George R Mace chairman of the budget committee told the senate Tuesday that the university administration was so confused last December when it announced 104 faculty firings that it did not know exactly how many teachers should be counted as part of the studentfaculty ratio The Illinois Board of High er Education recommends a ratio of 22 students per facul ty member Mace said that the university tried to hold the ratio down to 12 to I or 10 to 1 over the years Mace tells faculty Senate wrong method was used as a way of gaining excel lence and attracting good Mace also said that the old method SIUC used counts many administrators who do not do teaching It was a method used to hide administrative costs Mace said He later changed his statement to a method used to reduce administrative costs Mace said a million cut in state funds was based on the total number of faculty members teaching which indicates the university may be overstaffed But Mace add ed that the decision was based on figures his committee has determined may be wrong He said the university 1 actually may not be overstaffed In stead the figures simply may be incorrect He also told the senate that the SIUC administrations confusion was not necessar ily just their fault He said the higher board could have been more helpful in deter mining the amount and ex tent of the budget cut Because the committees re port is not completed Mace did not tell the senate all the detaDs of the groups find ings Instead he told the sen ate in general terms that he thinks too many teachers were fired last December effective in June Mace said he has learned the university cut more than was required by the higher boards mil lion figure money that can be used to retain about 20 teachers with academic ten ure There was confusion over whether teaching assistants were counted Mace said One top administrator says they were another says they were not Mace said He added that the university probably should be counting persons in research in another category and not as practicing teachers Mace urged a change in budget procedures with re gardto SruCs special role as a regional university This university provides a lot of services to the area and has a lot of internal study committees Mace said These should not be counted as regular teachers and were proposing that the university ask the state to budget them separately Mace said under his pro posal the university could seek additional funds to main tain area service programs that have been reduced or eliminated when the univer sitys overall budget was cut Mace told the senate he wanted it to give the commit tee authority to continue work ing with the administration which he said has been very helpful The senate agreed When one senator asked Mace if he wanted any other action on the report Donald Detwiler associate professor of history responded by say ing Just be horrified by it Springfield report Here are highlights of Tuesdays action in the Illinois General Assembly A Senate committee passed a controversial Repubucan plan torevamp the states personnel system The Senate reluctantly passed a million deficiency appropriation for the Depart ment of Public Aid General Assembly Republicans want the attorney general to appeal a court ruling that restricts the power of legislative committees The House Appropriations Committee unanimously backed a spending bill for the St Louis Airport Authority Stories on pages 13 and 20 Warden RL Aaron said to day an imposter inmate has been placed in a prison coor dinating unit for transfer out of the Marion federal peniten tiary Aaron reported Tuesday that the imposter was discov ered after being confined in the penitentiary for a month Richard Larry Rusk was brought to the prison by fed eral marshals in April from Ogden Utah The marshals to have picked up Wal lace Rhodes convicted kid naper and murder Aaron said Rusk and Rhodes pulled a switch with Rusk imperson ating Rhodes Aaron said the switch was possible because the marshals did not properly check out Rusk Rusk was to be taken to Dallas Tex to face drug charges Rhodes was taken to Dallas as Rusk but when he arrived there officials recognized he was not Rusk and releas ed him after a habeas corpus writ was sought He is now being sought Federal officials said that Rhodes was convicted of kid naping several persons and killing one of them after an Idaho jailbrfeak in 1972 Rhodes was sentenced to hang for the 1972 kidnapings and murder but first was to serve a 10year prison sen tence on federal kidnaping charges filed in Memphis 4 Tenn n 1973 Rusk now will be transferr ed to Dallas to face the narco tics charges Aaron said today that Rusk is not going to be here long Hes been here 30 days too long now Prison officials still havent figured out why the switch was made Rusk has said he wont talk about the incident until he knows where Rhodes is r ;