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CINCINNATI E IRER SINGLE COPY 15c Home Delivered 6 Days 75c 133RD YEAR NO. 251 FINAL EDITION THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 20, 1973 THE NO Xavier ; By PAUL RITTER Sports Reporter The Xavier University Board of Trustees, in a surprise move Wednesday, voted to discontinue intercollegiate football effective immediately. Rev. Robert W. Mulligan, Xavier president, made the announcement at a downtown press conference only hours after the board reached its decision at a regularly-scheduled meeting on the XU campus. Father Mulligan explained the overwhelming vote to drop the sport was a direct result "of the spiraling costs of intercollegiate football," f totaling out the Musketeer program ost $200,000 last season, despite its Knight News Wire WASHINGTON - The federal government boosted the price of oil Wednesday and President Nixon proposed an excess profits tax to keep the oil producers from reaping a windfall. The Cost of Living Council put theincreaseatonedollar per barrel of crude oil or approximately 25. That would translate to an increase in retail oil prices of 2.3 cents a gallon by February 1. President Nixon said his proposal would be sent to Congress to ensure fairness for the great majority of Americans and to those who might joe recipients of windfall profits." THE TWO MOVES were part of a coordinated strategy to boost prices so that more oil recovery and exploration ventures will become feasible and to defend the price increase from critics of an already unpopular oil industry. The increase will be passed directly to consumers, but the tax will not. The price. increase will go Into effect immediately; the tax must await action by Congress. President Nixon placed the burden for deciding what to do with the Mrice Laird On Nixon: Act or Lay Off (c) The Washington Post WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird said Wednesday at a farewell news conference at the White House that the House should set a deadline of March 15 to vote on the impeachment issue. Announcing his own intention to resign as presidential counselor on February 1, Laird said Congress owed it to the American people to resolve the impeachment issue promptly. He said he agreed with Sen. George D. Aiken (R-Vt.) that the time has come to impeach the President or get off his back. That is the approach most Americans will support. Laird said. ; The 50-year-old former congressman said he originally had planned to leave his post as presidential counselor on January 1 but that both President Nixon and Vice President Ford urged him to delay his departure until February 1. Laird said he would remain on the Job until February 1 to help prepare the State of the Union and budget messages. After retiring as Defense secretary In February, Laird returned to the government in June to help the Watergate-besieged President try to shore up his relations with Congress. Sen. Ervin To Retire In 1974 . WASHINGTON fAP) - Sen. Sam 3. Ervin Jr., who became a national folk hero as chairman of the Senate's nationally televised Watergate . investigation, announced his retirement Wednesday. The 77-year-old Ervin said he won't run for re-election in 1974, noting that he would be 84 by the time he completed another six-year Senate term. .. ' "Since time takes a constantly accelerating toll of those of us who live many years," Ervin said, "it is simply not reasonable for me to assume that my eye will remain undimmed and my natural force stay unabated for so long a time." He announced his retirement by placing a seven-page statement into the Congressional Record a few minutes before he held a news conference. . ' Appointed to the Senate in 1954 to succeed the late Sen. Clyde R. Hoey, Ervin won election four times, as he rose in seniority and became one of the Senate's chief constitutional experts. A senior member of the Judiciary and Armed Forces Committees, he last year became chairman of the Government Operations Committee. A traditional Southern Democrat who often voted with the Republicans, Ervin was a critic of Supreme Court school desegregation rulings and civil rights legislation. Drops Football; most successful campaign in five years (five wins, five losses and a tie). Thus, Xavier ended a long tradition of gridiron -competition, spanning back to Its first season In 1900 and including a Salad Bowl triumph over Arizona State in 1949. In discontinuing football, Xavier Joins a long list of Jesuit-directed colleges which have made similar decisions, including the. Loyola schools in New Orleans, Chicago and Baltimore, Santa Clara, Fordham, Georgetown (D.C.), St. Louis, Marquette, Creighton, Detroit, Gonzaga, Seattle and Spring Hill. ' "It was an anguished kind of thing," admitted Rev. John Reinke, .president of Chicago's Loyola Acade Of U. S. money from the "Emergency Windfall Profits Tax" on Congress. He suggested that the money rould be used to create an energy development trust fund to finance energy development and conservation projects. Or, he said, Congress, might want to refund some of the tax to producers who invest their profits "in additional energy producing efforts." But the President specifically refrained from making any recommendation to Congress on using the 10 Gallons A Week ? WASHINGTON (UPI) Americans will be asked not to buy more than lo gallons of gasoline a week to ease the fuel shortage instead of having formally imposed rationing energy officials said Wednesday. William E. Simon, President Nixon's energy adviser, is expected to make the plea in a news conference this morning. The request for voluntary action is the latest government step in a campaign to head off gasoline rationing. Simon went to Capitol Hill Wednesday night for an unusual meeting with House and Senate conferees working on an emergency energy bill. Simon is reported to have tried to convince the lawmakers that Mr. Nixon wants to avoid gasoline rationing the only power freely given in the bill. An eight-term member of the House from Wisconsin before being made Defense secretary in 1969, Laird has worked primarily on legislative problems and only Incidentally on Watergate issues. HE SAID HE would become senior counselor, for national and International affairs at Reader's Digest on February 1 and would work part-time for several foundations. His office will be In Washington. He denied that he was leaving the White House because of lack of access to the President. Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) said this week that Laird and fellow counselor Bryce Harlow are leaving because Mr. Nixon wouldn't listen to them. When a reporter asked if he felt' like "someone leaving a sinking ship, Laird responded: "I don't feel that way at all." In urging the House to resolve the impeachment issue at the earliest possible date, Laird expressed the thinking of many persons close to the President that the longer the issue drags on the worse for him, the party and the country. Administration leaders also would like an early vote because they think a majority cannot now be mustered to vote a bill of impeachment. Laird himself repeated Wednesday a prediction he made earlier that a majority does not favor impeachment. On Capitol Hill, chairman Peter W. Rodino of the House Judiciary Committee, which Is considering Impeachment, said he hoped the committee could report to the full House in April. In a long letter praising Laird's work in government, the President said he was accepting his resignation "with deepest personal regret." Home Becomes House By DAVID BAUER Enquirer Reporter A man's home is supposed to be his castle. But Earl Laymance'si castle at 5240 Hillside Ave., Delhi Township, has turned Into a horror house. First it was the mudslides last spring that damaged the house, followed by Hamilton County Building Commissioner Glenn O. Haubrock's condemnation order. Then the utilities were shut off making the house easy prey for burglars and vandals. Laymance now patrols his two acre estate armed with a revolver. He still refuses to move despite all his problems. The armed vigil, he said, was prompted by burglars who broke into the house two weeks ago and vandals who have been breaking out windows. Laymance; an unemployed Korean War veteran who receives 90 service disability pension said he had been managing okay since his utilities were cut off. Until the burglars stole his electric generator, that Is. "I got my water from the house cistern, used bottled gas and generated my own electric," Laymance said. "But now I have no electric to heat with." my and a member of the XU board. The Enquirer learned the 19-member board voted 15-3 to discontinue football (B. John Yeager left the meeting before the vote), with On Page 55: Fr. O'Connor reminisces. On Page 64: -: Alumni reaction. Fathers Mulligan and Paul L. O'Connor (former president and now Chancellor at Xavier) and layman Michael Conaton voting to keep the sport. The Xavier board includes 10 Oil Boosted revenues, which Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz estimated at three to five billion dollars the first year. A specific tax plan will go to Capitol Hill when Congress reconvenes in January. Mr. Nixon outlined his plan briefly to reporters and then returned to ' a meeting of his cabinet-level energy advisory group which is expected to lead to new announcements Thursday. The President did not take questions. As he did last week, the President praised the response to his plea for Ohio Senator GOV. JOHN J. Gilligan made his expected appointment of millionaire Howard M. Metzenbaum to the U.S. Senate to succeed William Saxbe. The 56-year-old Cleveland industrialist will serve one year of Saxbe's unexpired term.For a profile of the Ohio Democrat, turn to Page 18. Sorry The Enquirer apologizes to any of Its readers who received late delivery either Monday or Wednesday morning. It wasn't the fault of your carrier. The Enquirer has been experiencing a problem which has been plaguing the newspaper industry, breaks in paper due to quality of newsprint. Triple Murder Cincinnati detectives are investigating what they call an apparent triple murder-suicide Wednesday which left three boys and their father dead In their apartment at 5380 Wlnneste Ave. Dead are Herbert Camper, 56, and his sons, David, 16, Larry, 18, and William, 20. The bodies were discovered shortly before 3 p. m. by three other Camper sons, Herbert Jr., 13, Harold, eight, members of the Jesuit order and nine Cincinnati area laymen, including Conaton and board chairman Fletcher E. Nyce, who is also chairman of the board of the Central Trust Bank. The other laymen on the board are William J. Whittaker, president of Cincinnati Bell, Inc.; Yeager, president of the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co., William B. Williams, Cincinnati investor and businessman; John T. Murphy, president of Avco Broadcasting; William S. Rowe, president of the Fifth Third Bank; Henry W. Hobson Jr., partner in the Frost & Jacobs law firm, and Harry J. Gilligan, prominent Cincinnati funeral director and father of Ohio Gov. John Gilligan. voluntary reduction in energy consumption. "The cooperation of the American people has really been splendid," he said. ' "One of the results of that cooperation Is that the shortfall has been considerably less than anticipated." The President indicated that some windfall profits have already occurred in the oil business. Oil from new wells and low-producing "stripper" wells has been freed from price controls. Secretary Schultz said, the uncontrolled oil has been selling for around $7 a barrel, compared to around $4 for controlled oil. The controlled price varies by producer. The new tax would apply to amounts by which each producer's actual selling price exceeds his December, 1, 1973, ceiling price. For example, if a slackening of price controls or new oil production let the price received by a producer rise from four dollars to seven dollars, the Energy Windfall Profits tax of $1.10 would apply to the three-dollar excess. Heavy Snow Predicted In Tri-State The National Weather Service predicted Cincinnati would receive snow and freezing rain Wednesday night and an accumulation of up to' three Inches by this morning. The Weather Service said areas north of Cincinnati might have up to four inches of snow by morning. A storm center moving toward Cincinnati was expected to move through Central or Northern Kentucky. MEANWHILE, an estimated 250,-000 persons were forced from their homes in Connecticut as an ice 6torm and severe cold left them without heat and power. Some 24,000 persons were without power, some without water, on Long Island and President Nixon was asked to declare it a disaster area. Much of the Midwest was blanketed by snow Wednesday, with more expected before this morning. Roads were clogged in St. Louis and ' the municipal airport was closed. Heavy snow forced state offices to close in Chicago and Springfield, 111. Details, Map on Page 5 and Jerry, 10, when they came home from Winton Terrace School. '. Lt. Col. John McLaughlin, Investigative Services Bureau commander, said preliminary Indications show Herbert Camper shot his three sons, then killed himself. All four appeared to have been shot In the head with a .22-caliber target pistol, McLaughlin said. Tests for gunpowder residue will be per Of Horror The modern, attractive ranch house sits back from Hillside Avenue, and was built by Laymance 11 years ago. He and his wife, Delorls, along with" their six children, have lived there since, and Laymance said he has "no intention" of moving. "I don't want to move. I don't intend to move," he said, Insisting the house was not unsafe and could be repaired. On Page 64: County's actions explained. He said the only damage caused by the mudslide last spring was a crack In the rear foundation wall, which he said can be repaired. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has agreed to lend Laymance the money to make the repairs, but he said Haubrook will not issue him a building permit. ' The silver-haired, bHrly Laymance added that he stil) owes $16,000 on the mortgage for the house. He said he thinks his house would bring $47,280 as is on the open market, and would cost $68,000 to replace. "Tasked for help, not to be thrown out of my home," Laymance said. "The only way they'll ever get me out is under the right of eminent domain . " Cost ., The Jesuit members Include Fathers Mulligan, O'Connor and Reinke, the Rev. Richard T. Deters, rector of Bellarmine Chapel; the Rev. Victor B. Nieporte, vice president of administration; Rev. Jeremiah J. O'Callaghan, former academic vice, president all currently at Xavier in some capacity plus the Rev. Dexter Hanley, president of University of Scranton; Rev. Laurence Britt, dean of Arts and Sciences at John Carroll; the Rev. Richard Twohy, president of Gonzaga University, and Brother James Kinney, vice president and treasurer at Fordham. Althought the decision came as ; ' fr ? v t f -jxf - - 1 - . . -' . '' ''i V v ii j - Ji" ; More The Merrier TWO SANTAS APPEARED at St. Augustine School Wednesday afternoon. Kevin Shields, 7, 4142 President Dr., Cumminsville,(foreground), a second grader, thought he'd try to imitate the merry gentleman from the North Pole. Kevin disguised himself in a red and white outfit complete with tissue paper beard and pipe. Mike Sweeney, the "real" Santa for the event -(background), passed out candy and other treats to the schoolchildren. Sweeney is with the Community Relations Department of Cincinnati Police. - Suicide formed at the Forensic Institute to confirm who fired the pistol. David's body was found on the bathroom floor. The bodies of his father and two dead brothers were On Page 64: Related photo. on the floor of another brother's bedroom. The pistol was found near the three bodies In the bedroom. No suicide note was found. When the three boys, who eventually discovered the bodies, found the apartment door locked, Herbert Jr. went to a neighbor's apartment, borrowed a knife and pried open a rear window, said Mrs. Elizabeth Howard, the neighbor at 5376 Winneste Ave. "I crawled through the window," said Harold, "and saw David asleep in the bathroom and Daddy, Larry and Bill asleep on the bedroom floor. There was blood..." Miss Sharlene Johnson, 19, 5387 Winneste, said one of the three surviving brothers came running over and told her boyfriend, Jesse Smith, what had happened. total to date $48,967.60 Wednesday Report $1050.00 Citec somewhat of a surprise, Xavier dean of student development, Roderick Shearer, explained that he had been conducting a study of the program for the board and, at their meeting in March, the trustees indicated a re-evaluation of the football program was necessary. " . "We had studied all alternatives," Shearer explained. "In fact, there were five alternatives: To continue at the present level, go to a Southern. Conference level, playing such teams as Wittenberg and Denison, go to a John Carroll level (no scholarships and limited schedule), go to club level or discontinue. I recommended Cost Level 'B,' the Ohio Conference, level." , mmmm Enquirer (Ed Reink) photo Probed Smith kicked in a door glass to gain entrance while Miss Johnson -telephoned police. Cincinnati police got the call at 3:10 p.m. from Elm-wood Place police who had apparently been called by mistake. Smith, who severely cut an ankle gaining entrance, was taken to General Hospital. Mrs. Howard said Mrs. Lola Camper, the wife and mother, was at work when the slayings occurred. : "Lola told me she had called home at. 11:30 a.m. and asked her husband to take something out of the freezer. She called back to check at 2:30 p.m. and no one answered," Mrs. Howard said. 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