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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 23, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illlnalt 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th oions HI Volume 82No 122lOe a Copy 4 Section Pages IUCUMW to Cirtondili Hirrln Journil THURSDAY MAY 23 1974 BOX 42525 Court halts dumping of dead cattle near water supply animal tion Service said there has for such facility involve i By Don Frost Of The Southern Blinoisan A federal judge has issued B temporary restraining order to stop a Waltonville livestock raiser from dumping dead cat tle into an open pit which overflows carrying pollutants to Rend Lake The lake furnishes drinking water to 55 communities in cluding Du Quoin and Herrin Numerous complaints about a foul taste in drinking water from Rend Lake have been received ia the last thrfee weeks However Don Gibson sup erintendent of the Rend Lake Intercity Water System said today he sees no connection between the livestock dump ing case and the taste of the water Knox Hirons said today he has freely admitted pollut ing the lake for about five years but he also has been asking for help with the prob lem for that amount of time The restraining order was issued Friday by Judge Henry Wise in U S District Court in Danville following a tion for the order by US Attorney Henry A Schwarz and Jack A StreUis his as sistant for the Eastern Dis trict The motion was filed after complaints fronrthe U S En vironmental Protection Agen cy the U S Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Dept of Conservation Waltonville man admits he put carcasses in pit near Rend Lake Officials of the Corps of En gineers and the conservation department visited the farm May 13 and reviewed the re moval and disposal of the live stock carcasses and other lit ter from the open pit Hirons had done this over the previous weekend In addition to the temporary restraining order the U S Attorney has asked for in civil penalties and addition al damages caused by the pol lutants from me dead animal disposal pit reaching the wa ter Hirons said he was in opera tion before the lake came and he continued operating in the same way after the lake fill ed He contends that plans for a workable dumping facility in connection with the lake have been bogged down in various government agencies Thomas Heinrich of the Jef ferson County Soil Conserva tion Service said there has been some delay in complet ing plans to solve the problem He said his office started working on the plans about two years ago at Hirons re quest in the interim the EPA changed the regulations for such a facility and the soil conservation service had to draw up revised plans He said the need for waste holding specifications is rela tively new and usually plans for such facility involve ft large amount of time He said the plans have been completed and are in Hirons hands He said Hirons must now get approval from tie corps and the EPA Gibson water system super intendent has said the foul taste of the treated water was caused by an inversion in the lake which sent decaying aqu atic plants from the bottom of the lake to the top No hearings delaypane Washington StarNews And Associated Press In spite of a flat White House refusal to provide additional evidence in the investigations the House Judiciary Committee plans to plunge into open na tionally televised hearings on President Nixons political dealings with the International Telephone and Telegraph Corp and the dairy industry The hearings according to a spokesman for committee Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ will begin within two weeks and will focus on allega tions against the President of bribery one of two crimes specified by the Constitution as grounds for impeachment The panel currently in the second week of formal pro ceedings to determine Nixons fitness to remain in office will consider evidence in the ITT and milk cases that has been pro vided by the White House and the Watergate special prosecu tion force Rodino says ITT dairymen to be topics Rodino announced the public hearings late Wednesday in the wake of White House assertions that the President has provided sufficient materials to the com mittee to resolve any questions of impropriety on Nixons part in the two matters and a categorical refusal by the President himself to supply ad ditional evidence in the in vestigation of Watergate Judiciary committee members said the presidents hardline refusal to yield additional evidence almost certainly reduces the odds that he can escape impeachment by the House Bebe testimony raises question Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington An apparent new conflict has turned up in testimony by presidential confidant C G Bebe Rebozo on his handling of in cash from food chain owner A D Davis Although Rebozo is understood to have told Senate Watergate investigators he received the cash from Davis in the final days of a secret Nixon fund raising drive before April 7 1972 Rebozo has given separate sworn testimony ruling out receiving such money at that time Instead Rebozo acknowledged handling a number of donations through an account at his bank in Key Biscayne Fla after the April 1972 deadline when a new campaign disclosure law took effect The apparent discrepancy in the money dealings raised new questions today over when Rebozo actuall got the Davis cash how long he held it and how it was used Rebozo is already under in vestigation in his handling of a delivery of cash from billionaire Howard R Hughes Rebozo has said that money was kept in a safedeposit box at his bank for three years until it was refunded last year His testimony on other dona tions that went through the Key Biscayne bank came in a sworn deposition in a campaign disclosure lawsuit by Common Nixon keeps rating in poll Storyon page 13 Cause a reformoriented public lobby The Common Cause question ing of Rebozo took place at the Sheraton Four Ambassadors Hotel in Miami a few days before Christmas last year but the testimony on file with a federal court here did not come to light until today In other Watergaterelated developments New subpoenas for Watergate evidence have been fired at the White House this time by two former members of President Nixons inner circle The subpoenas were signed by US District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell at the request of lawyers for John D Ehrlichman formerly Nixons chief domestic adviser and Charles W Colson expresiden tial counselor Gesell gave Ihe White House until 2 pm Friday to respond and said he would grant no more time He added that the case might have to be dismissed if the government refuses to turn over evidence deemed necessary for the trial It means the covetup con tinues said Rep George Danielson DCalif after Nixon notified the committee Wednes day he would not comply with the subpoena or any other it issues for Watergate material Its hurting him with the committee said Rep Tom Railsback RH1 one of a number of Republicans who ex pressed disappointment at Nix ons action Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ calling Nixons refusal a very grave matter scheduled a committee meeting for next week to deal with it Meanwhile Vice President Gerald R Ford in his strongest plea so far to President Nixon has urged the White House to release all relevant evidence to theHouse Judiciary Committee the quicker the better When the committee com pletes its study of tapes and documents which Nixon has already yielded and then needs more I hope the President will give it to them Ford told a Republican gathering in Wilm ington Del Wednesday night Wednesday the committee delved deeper into the crucial March 21 1973 stage of the Watergate coverup Wednesday adding secret grand jury evidence to its tapes of Nixons conversations dealing with hush money payments The committee also heard a tape of a March 22 conversation in which Nixon Dean farmer Atty Gen John N Mitchell and former White House aides John D Ehrlichman and H R I Haldeman discussed various I means of dealing with the up I coming Senate Watergate hear ings The Boston Globe reported today it had learned from a source who had heard the White j House tape that during the March 22 conversation Nixon said Even up to this point the whole theory has been contain ment as you know John Nixon has said he did not learrrof any Watergate coverup until March 211973 The White House has released an edited transcript of the March 22 tape but the com mittee version included a con versation between Nixon and Mitchell in which various possibilities for the Republican nomination for president in 1976 were discussed Members reported that the discussion showed Nixon and Mitchell felt Nelson A Rockefeller Barry Goldwater and John B Connally all had serious liabilities as candidates A fourth possibility Sen Charles H Percy of Illinois was dismissed with an expletive that was not deleted a member said Exgrid star may be trustee Senate unit acts Veterans bill clears committee Double duty Detroit Patrolman Gary Grange lans toward the phone while talking to head quarters meanwhile his horse Saber stretches for the grass AP Wirephoto By Dave Butler Of The Southern fflinoisan William Norwood the first black quarterback for the Sou thern Illinois University foot ball Salukis is expected to be appointed to the SIU Board of Trustees by Gov Daniel Walker Norwoods wife Molly said late Wednesday that she has received several congratula tory phone calls on the ap pointment including one from Rep Eugenia Chapman DAr lington Heights The Norwoods live in Elk Grove Village which is in Mrs Chapmans district Norwood currently is on a fishing vacation in Minnesota His wife said she has not officially heard about the ap pointment from the governors office She said her husband was informed some time ago he was being considered for the post Mark Clark assistant press secretary to the governor said today that Walker has not yet officially appointed anyone to the vacant post He would not say if Norwood was expected to get the nomination Clark said an appointment would be announced short ly Several members of the SIUC administration and board of trustees said private ly that they have learned Nor wood will be appointed Rep Chapman could not be reached today If Norwood is appointed to the board he must be con firmed by the Illinois Senate which is in session before a voting member of the board If Norwood is confirmed he would become Ihe third black ever to serve on the board He would replace W Victor Rouse of Evanston who re signed for personal reasons in February Edwin C Bill Berry a Norwood was quarterback onetime executive director of the Chicago Urban League was the first black appointed to the board The SIU board has not had its full 8person membership for nearly a year Last June Dr Earl E Walker resigned for personal reasons He was not replaced until December During his college days at SIUC Norwood was an out standing football player ac cording to Donald Boydston former athletic director Boydston said he believes Norwood was the first black ever to be chosen quarter back on an SIU football team He was a greatplayer and a really fine leader Boyds ton said today Theres no athlete I have more respect for than Bill Norwood Norwood was graduated from SIUCwith a bachelors degree in liberal arts in 1959 He later served in the Air Force attaining toe rank of captain In 1965 he became these cond black ever to be chosen as a pilot for a major air line He is a native of Centralia His wife the former Molly Cross is a 1961 graduate of SXUC She worked for the University News Service for a short time Last March Norwood com pleted work on a masters degree in business from the University of Chicago Mrs Norwood said her hus band would really like to serve on the really excited about the whole thing and we hope he gets it Patty could face Washington AP became eligible for the VA maximum duration of schooling assistance from 36 to 45 months The measure adopted Wednesday also would provide a tuition payment of up to a year directly to veterans so they can have more of a choice in deciding which schools to at tend The Senate Veterans Affairs benefits in 1966 for eight years Committee has approveda period that expires May unanimously a bill to boost j 31 educational benefits for veterans Although both the House by 18 per cent and extend the Affairs committee and Tnavimiim duration of schooling theUSenate Veterans Affairs Committee favor a twoyear extension of eligibility their disagreement on the size of the educational benefits increase may preventthem from enac ting the extension before Fri day 900 must life in prison If the deadline expires com mittee staff members say that A dispute between House and Congress will act to make the Senate committees over how benefits retroactive thus insur much educational benefits ling that the veterans now in should be increase has raised school will sooner or later the possibility of thousands of receive their checks veteranstemporarily losing thej The GI bill gives an unmar benefits ried veteran S220 a month to help cover tuition and living ex Jeopardized by the dispute are the educational benefits of some 285000 veterans who served in the armed forces between 1955 and 1966 and who are now at tending school under the GI Bill Veterans of that era penses On Feb 19 the house unanimously passed a bill that would provide for a 136 per cent increase to a month as well as ttie extension of eligibili ty retake test at Annapolis Annapolis Md AP The US Naval Academy un touched by cheating scandals that have rocked other military academies in recent years has ordered 900 midshipmen to take a second final examination in a navigations course The academy issued a terse statement today saying it had learned that a final exam in navigation has been com promised Officials would not say if copies of the test had been ob tained before the scheduled ex am or if there had been widespread cheating RAIN Judge orders SIUC to name the 104 Los Angeles AP Patricia Hearst faces the possibility of life in prison as she is hunted as kidnap suspect rather than kidnap victim In a further dramatic i turnabout since her Feb 4 kid naping by the Symbionese Liberation Army the 20yearold coed and heiress to a publishing fortune had 19 felony charges lodged against her Wednesday by Los Angeles County Dist i Atty Joseph Busch She faces life imprison Busch said In our opi nion Miss Hearst was acting on her own free will he said in outlining the charges which in cluded four counts of robbery five of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to commit murder and two of kidnaping They were filed against Miss Hearst and William and Emily Harris Busch called again on the three to surrender but express ed doubt that they would and Circuit Judge Peyton Kunce today ordered Southern Illi nois University at Carbondale to provide the names cited in a class action suit The action was taken dur ing hearings in circuit court in Murphysboro on a motion to dismiss the universitys suit brought to test the uni versitys right to dismiss teacher under an alleged fi nancial exigency Judge Kunce gave the uni versity five days to provide the full list and gave attor neys for both the plaintiff and defendants 10 days to file de tailed briefs on arguments about the class action stat us of the suit This case is daawing con siderable public attention The court agrees with and lauds actions of the university to obtain outofcourt settlements but the parties will not be allowed to play cat and mouse with the court Judge Kunce said v He said the court should know the name and identifi cation of every person who might be affected by any de claratory judgment which might be made in the case The universitys suit names six defendants William H Evans Harry H Nickle Rob ert Harrell Ingrid Gadway Robert A Wosylus and Ed win Delmastro as repre senting the 104 staff members notified in December 1973 of their dismissal Judge Kunce granted a mo tion from Mrs Gadway for removal of counsel and per mission to represent herself He denied a motion to remove Mrs Gadway as one of the defendants based on her con tention the suit damaged her interests in sex discrimination cases she has filed against the university A motion by the six de fendants to dismiss the action claims the action of the uni versity in attempting to make settlements violates the class action idea Attorney John Feirich rep resenting the university said dismissal of the suit against the six would result only in individual filings against 98 more defendants which he termed a time consuming and costly procedure Tonight cooler chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday through Sunday part ly sunny highs in 70s lows in 50s INDEX Classified 1721 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 23 Editorials 4 Family living 47 Records 21 Sports 912 Weather details map 21 Pope declares 75 Holy Year Vatican City AP Pope Paul VI today solemnly proclaimed 1975 a Holy Year and urged world governments to consider granting amnesty to all prisoners especially political prisoners Heiress named in 19 felony charges said there would be no deal He said he believed it was the first time a kidnap victim had become a kidnap suspect Meanwhile in San Francisco a grand jury prepared to hear testimony today about an SLA bank robbery there and the kid naping of Miss Hearst Wit nesses were said to include Tom Dean Matthews Pattys mother Catherine and Steven Weed the 27yearold tutor she fell in love with in high school and was to marry this sum mer It is Matthews 18 who reportedly told FBI agents that Miss Hearst said she fired 30 rifle shots during a getaway from a sporting goods store last week He said she and the Har rises kidnaped him and said Miss Hearst told him she had willingly taken part in the bank robbery and had joined the SLA of her own free will The search for the three fugitives continued to center on Los Angeles but FBI agents declined to be specific about leads ;