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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 17, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois ERROR Should be Delta Groves PUBLICATION OFFICE 010175 Murphysboro Herrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume 82No 117IOe a Copy Two Stetioni APEM BOX 789 62525 fuctauor to Cirbondali fnu Win Dlly Jourfiil Murphyibwo FRIDAY MAY 171974 OrbendaieHtrrlnMurphysbm Vienna Correctional Center Photo by Jack Griggi First women arrive at Vienna By Joanne Wood Of The Southern Illinoisan Vienna Correctional Cen ters first women residents began a full day at the mini mum security prison today with a walking and bus tour of the grounds Detta Groves one of three residents formerly from a Sou thern Illinois community said there is very little comparison between Vienna and Dwight Womens Prison their former home There is a nice free and open feeling here with less of that prison feeling about it she said as the group walked toward the picnic grounds near the lake on the grounds As the bus driven by Of ficer John Wafers of the Vien Transf erred from Dwight To Correctional Center rva staff passed the lake near the farm remarks such as Oh it smells so good and Do you suppose we can go swimming here came from several of the new Lt Everett Evans present ly in charge of the womens dormitory in Building 19 said the women are really very tired after the 5 hour bus trip from Dwight on Thurs day Beginning with todays tour arid orientation for the wo men counselors Don Harper of the Vienna staff and Ruth Reed a student intern from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale will be giving the women information about classes and work experien ces at Vienna Warden Vernon Housewright said recently that women in prisons should not be denied the opportunity to study what ver courses are open The system both insideand out has kept many of them down too long They need to learn some new skills and new ideas about their worth he said Evans said that one wo man wants to take the weld ing class offered through Shawnee College and Manpow er Development Training Pro gram and another is interest ed in the Emergency Medical Training Program But for the present the women will stay pretty close to their separate dormitory and dining hall until we all get to know each other he said A second group of 10 wo men residents is expected to arrive at the center in June A total of 58 women will even tually be living working and taking classes in the states pilot coeducational program farminimum security prisons Leak in judiciary committeessecurity More secret evidence made public Washington AP Secret House Judiciary Com mittee impeachment evidence has been made public for the second time in as many days suggesting a crack in the com mittees tight security that before this week had not been breached The latest published in Post It was disclosure was the the Washington committees transcript of a key Watergate conversation that of Sept 15 1972 between President Nixon then White House Counsel John W Dean III and former presi dptis Chief Of Staff H R Haldeman As a result of yet another leak the Post also reported to day on the contents of a tape the committee heard Wednesday The tape was of a short con versation June 30 1972 between Nixon Haldeman and former Atty Gen John N Mitchell The Post did not reveal how it obtained the two transcripts but the story about the June 30 meeting referred to comments by committee sources as to why part of a pattern to keep the lid on and the President is in on it early In an introductory paragraph to the sidebyside comparison of the Sept 15 conversation the Post said the Judiciary Com mittees transcript was compil ed by the committees staff from a tape recording received by the special Watergate prosecutors office Post reporter Lawrence Meyer said the committees version and the White House version of the Sept 15 con versations showed significant differences and that lengthy passages were omitted in the White House version without any indication that material was excised In releasing the 1254 pages of Nixon transcript April 30 the White House said it was an edited version from which na tional security information and conversations irrelevant to Watergate were deleted Meyer said that one of the differences between the two versions of the Sept 15 con against the Committee for the Reelection si the President Meyer said the White House version of that conversation did not include as did the com mittee version Nixon saying good when Dean told him Richey had discussed the case off the bench The committees version of that part of the conversation was reported to be Dean Well hes Richey been thoroughly candid in his dealing with people about the several en conversation Bernstein and Woodward wrote that discussed the risk of and what to do about them Committee Chairman Peter W Rodino DNJ is so con cerned abut leaks that he ordered all of the committees transcripts of tapes impounded as committee members left the hearing room Thursday Thursday night members of the committee heard Nixon complain on a White House tape Dy COmmHlce aa iv that transcript was included in j versation occurred when Nixon was speaking to Dean about US District Judge Charles R the evidence Reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward quoted one source as saying it shows Richey He had been assigned to the civil suit by the Democrats his old friend Roemer McPhee to keep abreast of what his thinking is He told Roemer he thought that Maury ought to file a libel action After laughter by Haldeman the President was quoted again as saying Good Meyer said the Judiciary Committee version of the con versation also differs in instances on specific words used by the participants as well as in at least one in stance the identity of the speaker In the story on the June 30 pri hootinq skywa d Washington AP Prices rose at a 115 per cent rate in the first three months of the year worse than previous estimates the government reported today The rate of inflation solidly in the double digit category was the worst since a 13 per cent inflation rate in the first quarter of 1951 The Commerce Department also reported that the nations economy as measured by the Gross National Product declined by a 63 per cent rate in January through March The department had estimated last month that first quarter in flation was at a108 per cent rate and the economy declined at a 58 per cent rate The new figures based on more complete information showed the nations economic problems were worse than ex pected Inflation rise worst since early 1951 But there already were signs the nation is recovering from the first quarter economic reported increased in April for the first time in five months and housing starts also rose in April The Commerce Department also reported today that the na tions corporations recorded a 12 per cent increase in aftertax profits in the first quarter in creasing billion to billion at an annual rate The increase was a big im provement over the onetenth of one per cent rise in aftertax earnings in the fourth quarter of 1973 but the profit figures also reflected the higher cash receipts resulting from infla tion Much of the gain in the first quarter profits was in the in creased value in inventories the Commerce department said The new figures on inflation and economic growth were con tained in the governments revised first quarter report on the Gross National Product which measures the total value of the nations output of goods and services The figures show that the GNP in the first quarter rose billion to an annual rate of billion But when the inflation rate of 115 per cent is taken into account the GNP declined at a rate of 63 cent Jaworski No proof of orders Washington AP Not even a direct order from President Nixon would have made the breakin of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrists office legal says Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski And he added none of the mencharged with conspiracy in the case have been able they had atiy such order or any authority other than a general mandate to investigate leaks Jaworski made the assertions Thursday in a 62page memorandum asking US District Judge Gerhard A Gesell toturn down a demand by the six defendants for a huge amount of national security Nixon future amount disclosures about the breakin material from the White House to be used at their trial next Hostages are seized by Menard prisoners Chester A group of inmates at Menard Penitentiary are hold ing some personsas hostages a spokesman for the Illinois De partment of Corrections said today The spokesman said the in mates said they do not intend to harm anyone Further details were unavailable The spokesman said the hos tages were taken in the east cellhouse which houses about 480 inmates at about noon Menards inmate population is about 1400 the spokesman said Warden Thomas Israel was in the prison yard attempting to contact the inmates and un available for comment his of fice staff said The spokesman for the Illinois State Police said the last con tengency of troopers was dis patched from Du Quoin to Menard The corrections depart ment spokesman said the pri soners had made no demands and others raised by the defendants will be four days of court CLOUDY tences while a black who held up a store would get two years The presidential comment was repeated after the committee listened to the tape of a con versation Feb 28 1973 between Nixon and John W Dean III The committee also got word from White House lawyers that it would get a response today or Monday to its request for evidence relating to the ITT an titrust settlement and political contributions from the dairy in dustry If the material is not turned over the panel is expected to issue a subpoena Tonight partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s or low er 70s Variable cloudiness Saturday with chance of show ers or thunderstorms Iridex Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1721 5 23 v 4 6 2122 1314 Police hit suspected SLA house Los Angeles AP Police fired teargas today and then stormed a house where Symbionese Liberation Army members were believed holed up witnesses said Police entered the house but no one appeared to be in the house witnesses at the scene said The teargas cannisterswere fired through the front windows of the house Police wearing gasmasks burst into the house and began examining suit cases according to an Associated Press newsman An FBI agent at the scene declined comment when asked if any arrests had been made or if anyone had been found in the house After the teargas was fired police sharpshooters stationed around the house relaxed and 22 j rested their weapons Lawyers urge repeal of marijuana laws nl fho TTrtlVA By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan Admitting he marijuana the has smoked w president of the Illinois State Bar Associa tion announced Thursday in Car bondale that the organizations board of governors had voted to recommend repeal of laws for simple possession of the drug William P Sutter who will leave office next at a press conference that the board had also voted to recom mend that consideration be given to the feasibility of re gulating the use of marijuana by licensing its distribution Both actions came during the first day of a twoday meeting of the board of governors Sutter 50 a Chicago attorney said the twopart recommenda tion of the 25member board will be passed along for action by the bar association assembly The 120member assembly jneete next month in Lake Gfene va Wis Calling the resolution ob viously controversial Sutter said he could not predict what action the assembly will take However he said it is essen tially comparable to one adopt ed recently by delegates to the American Bar Association con vention in Houston Incoming bar association pre sident John R Mackay of Whea ton said he would urge adop tion of the resolution by the assembly However he said because the assembly has more older members rather than younger members the resolution may be voted down Sutter said the first part of the resolution which calls for repeal of all federal state and local laws punishing per sonal use or simple possession of marijuana passed the board by a wide margin However the second part of toe resolution relating to licen 1 Sfdfe bar association board acts at Carbondale meeting sing distribution of marijuana passed on a closer vote he said The board recommended re peal of the lawsagainst simple possession because the indivi dualand social costs resulting from existing lawssubstantial ly outweigh any benefits deriv ed Sutter said quoting the resolution Sutter said the re npt mean the bar association condoning break ing the law But he said In some states the penalty for smoking one marijuana cigarette is five years in the penitentiary Thats preposterous Asked by a reporter if he had ever smoked marijuana Sutter said Yes Later in an interview Sutter said of smoking marijuana I tried it once or It didnt do anything for me pro or con and I havent tried it in a considerable numbier of years he explained He said he smoked marijuana out of curiosity and not ashamed of it in any sense Sutter said he previously smoked cigarettes but had given them up I think any of these things are badfor yourhealth ha said Asked if he had used any other illegal drugs Suttersaid Id be petrified of the very thought of touching anything else In other action Thursday the board of governors declined to join in a petition to the Illiinois Supereme Court charging the Illinois bar examination discri minates against minority group members The petition recently a group of Chicago lawyers asks the supreme court to ap point a commission to study licensing procedures for Illinois lawyers Mackay said the petition char ges that the bar examination is intended for members of the middle class and not for members of minority groups The boardhe said validity in the charge Mackay said the board also declined to endorse a proposal calling for creation of a law school at the University of Il linoisChicago Circle campus The board said it favored in stead expansion of the law school at the University of H linoisChampaigriUrbana cam pus or studyof an alternate site outside of Chicago for a new law school The board did recommend that the Illinois Supreme Court adopt a rule requiring law stu dents to take a course in legal ethics Theassociation also announc ed its new officers whotake office next month Besides Mac kay other new officers are Lawrence Pusateri Chicago first vice President Francis Householter Kankafcee second vice president and Carole Bel lows Chicago third vice presi dent Mrs Bellows elected last week will become the first wo man to head the Illinois bar association and the first tohead according to Mackay Southern Lebanon Israelis bomb targets By the Associated Press The Israeli command said its jets strafed and bombed Arab guerrilla targets in southern Lebanon again today barely 24 hours after its devastating retaliatory attack there It said all aircraft returned safely after a 30minute raid At the same time six thunderous explosions shook the Lebanese capital of Beirut in auick succession One uncon firmed report said antiaircraft batteries in the port area opened fire on Israeli warplanes But Israel said its jets at tacked terrorist on the western slopes of Mt Hermon far south of Beirut Radio Damascus said Syrian jets clashed with the Israeli planes and shot one down The broadcast said the Syrian jets prevented the other Israeli bombing new drove them from and planes targets off Lebanon said the Israeli air raids Thursday were reminiscent on Nazi horrors and that the casualty toll is of a horifying nature I can safely say scores were children Wont return to Israel lulledand hundreds wounded Information Minister Fahmy Shahin told a news conference in Beirut He said Lebanese Presi dent Suleiman Franjieh called for effective UN action to curb Israels barbarism Israeli jets hit seven areas south of Beirut Thursday in retaliation for an Arab terrorist raid on an Israeli schoolhouse Wednesday in which more than of Israelis were kill ed Israeli ground troops made a hitandrun attack into southern Lebanon Thursday night and blew up an empty house less than a mile from the border that had been used by terrorists the Israeli command said It also reported about six mortar rounds were fired toward Metulla the northernmost Israeli town but there were no casualties The Palestinian news agency Wafa said the Israeli raids Thursday will not pass without punishment Israel will pay very dearly for the price of our Kissinger to travel to Cairo Saturday Jerusalem AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger will fly to Cairo from Damascus Saturday and will not return to Israel No reason was given for the change in plans announced by officials Earlier today Kissinger said he would make up his mind on whether to return to Israel after weighing developments in association ana uie any state bar association when Damascus He flies to the Syrian she becomes president in 1977 capital Saturday morning The Kissinger party will re main overnight in Cairo and fly to Bonn Sunday for a twohour stopover From there hjs special Air Force plane flies to for refueling continuing to the before United States Kissinger met again with Israeli leders today but his aides already had acknowledged that he would not be able to work out a full troop disengage ment between Israel and Syria this weekend ;