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Thursday, February 21, 1974
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Simon's Federal Energy Office ordered a 2 per cent increase in gasoline supplies for Maryland Tuesday, prompting Mandel's press spokesman, Frank DeFilippo, to say Maryland had been "screwed again." THE INCREASE in gasoline allocations affected 20 states, most of them on the East Coast, which Simon's office predicted would ease critical shortages and reduce waiting lines in gasoline stations. But Mandel charged in a suit filed yesterday that Maryland was getting less than it really needed. Meanwhile, Deputy energy chief John C. Sawhill was told by representatives of the gasoline dealers that the government was "sitting on a powder keg" if it did not approve their demands for higher prices to offset the lower profit margins resulting from reduced supplies. Sawhill agreed to meet with the station operators again Saturday. "We did not threaten Sawhill, but made it very clear this is a serious situation," said Charles Binsted, executive director of the National Congress of Petroleum Retailers. THE DEALERS' representatives urged Sawhill to approve a sliding-scale formula which would allow them to increase their profit margins by one-tenth of a cent for each 1 per cent cutback in gasoline allocations. After he filed his suit, Mandel told reporters the allocation system had not worked. "We have been misled, given erroneous information, and we must get our fair share of gasoline or we GRAXD WRY RUSTS 'FEUDIXC State Police Cleared Of Misusing Funds For Narcotics Informants By JEFF DEVENS A Marion County grand jury yesterday cleared state police, who allegedly misused narcotics information funds, and criticized the department for its "confusion and conflict" in investigating the accused. The jury's special report exonerated Robert K. Konkle, former superintendent who resigned under pressure last Oct. 1 prior to an investigation of Indiana State Police records concerning drug trafficking. The six-member grand jury also concluded that no state policeman involved with narcotics informant funds had "exerted unauthorized control over the funds for his own personal use." HOWEVER, the grand jurors blasted "factionalism" and "feuding" within the state police department. Superintendent Robert L. DeBard could not be reached for comment; a spokesman for Governor Otis R. Bowen 'Spy 9 Testimony Links Yeoman, 2 Admirals Washington (UP1) -r Navy Yeoman Charles F. Radford testified yesterday he stole secret White House documents on the Vietnam peace talks and other matters at the request of two Pentagon admirals as soon as he started White House clerk duty in 1970. Radford's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee implied the Joint Chiefs of Staff were kept In the dark about some aspects of Vietnam diploma Radloid cy, and It seemed to contradict Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's assessments of the scope and nature of the aliened "Pentagon spy ring." Radtord said the late Adm. Item-bramlt lloliinsoii, his first boss as a Pentagon liaison clerk at the National k ,, ; ; - - ' ' y 'u X f f rr- . )r tr v. 1?4f' J .i m tamtam. Wmtu ,.:'',. , Zf 'n J th&iiMMiHxrtvaMwmtim (AP Wlrephoto) GOVERNOR MARVIN MANDEL OF MARYLAND (CENTER) Explains To Newsman Why State Has Filed Suit face a crisis in the coming week," he said. "The government claims there is a 16 per cent national gasoline shortage," he said. "We're not getting our fair share." THE SUIT ASKED the court to order Simon and his office to release immediately an additional 20.5 million gallons of gasoline among retail stations in Maryland. Mandel said the FEO allocation would provide only 101 million gallons in Maryland in February, whereas it should receive about 120 million gal said the Governor would not comment until he had read the report. By returning no indictments, the grand jury also cleared Lt. John E. Ferguson, former head of the state police narcotics unit, a central figure in a six-week investigation by state police detectives into possible misuse of parts of a $100,000 narcotics fund. Leroy K. New, chief trial deputy prosecutor, said he was "satified" with the work of the grand jury, which conducted a lengthy probe into the inner-workings of the state police department and found a "vast cloud of suspicion and distrust" in addition to "murky and quite inadequate records." NEW SAID that as soon as the grand jurors began their probe they discovered a "significant amount of friction" within the department. Under investigation were operations of state police narcotics agents who, the grand jury report states, "supported a wide variety of activities for Security Council, taught him from the outset how to steal information the joint chiefs wanted and cautioned him "not to take any chances" of getting caught. Robinson was killed in a helicopter crash in Vietnam but Radford said his successor at the White House, Adm. Robert O. Welandcr, continued to pass his Information to the office of Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. MOORER AND KISSINGER have both dismissed Radford's pilfering as the independent work of an overzealous Turn To Page 6, Column 1 1 itnu: AuiitT Hinvrffviicfi Only Other tUUWMHHt Firt Reicus (Fint Aid) 634-1 3 1 3 Emoroncy Ambulance 630-7 1 1 1 i lons based on the estimate of a 16 per cent national shortage. Mandel said the 2 per cent increase in Maryland's gasoline allocation was insufficient to meet his state's needs. He said the state was getting 77.3 per cent of its supplies of two years ago, compared with an average 83.3 per cent nation-wide. AT TUCSON, Ariz, U.S. District Judge William C. Frey signed a temporary restraining order against Si-Turn To Page 6, Column 1 Related Stories On Page 4 informants," from room and board to transportation costs to and from surveillance sites. The report continues the information gained often resulted in arrests and convictions: "One informant working for Lt. Ferguson obtained information Turn To Page 5, Column 4 The Wealher Joe Crow Says: Latest fad of motorists: Driving by the service stations and watching the price of gasoline go up. Indiana Warmer today with chance of afternoon showers; rain tonight and tomorrow; cooler tomorrow with lows of 29-33 north and 3II-42 south. Indianapolis Warmer today with chance of showers in afternoon and tonight; cloudy and cooler tomorrow with rain likely; low tomorrow 33; high 45. DIRT-DUST COUNT-40 micrograms of dust per cubic meter of air. Today's Prmjvv Thank You, Lord, for giving us courage to endure problems that come from suffering, and for making us strong as we learn to coe. Amen. tns'ule Totlmfs Star Amusement Food 17 Pages . 40, 41 Intercom ... 28 Billy Graham 12 Sportj .. 44-48 Bridge .... 43 TV-Radio ... 23 Comics .... 42 Uncle Ray . . 34 Crossword . 12 Want Ads 52-63 Editorials . . 24 Weather ... 63 Finance . 49-51 Women . 14-17 Court News And Statistics 63 Star TVlopliom' Numbers Circulation 633-9211 Main Office 633-1240 Want Ads 633-1212 Scores After 4:30 p.m. .. 633-1200 f Chapin Try To Silence Dean Fails Washington (L'PI) - A Federal judge rejected yesterday with a single unexplained "qualification" Dwight L. Chapin's attempt to block Watergate witness John W. Dean III from testifying against him at his upcoming perjury trial. Chapin, President Nixon's former appointments secretary, contended that Dean, as former White House counsel, in effect had been his lawyer and could not be a prosecution witness. But United States District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, who listened to secret testimony on the subject last week, issued a one-sentence order denying Chapin's motion to bar Dean from the witness stand. ". . . THE COURT after having considered testimony in camera (privately) and fully considering the briefs and arguments of counsel having this day filed in camera a memorandum opinion, now therefore it is ordered that the claime of privilege is denied subject to the single qualification noted in the next-to-last paragraph of said memorandum opinion," Gesell's order said. There was no indication what the single "qualification" was, and Gesell would not answer questions about his sealed opinion. Lawyers are barred from discussing any material under court seal. lt was considered likely, however, that Gesell would not allow Dean to testify about any purely personal advice he might have given Chapin. CHAPIN IS SCHEDULED to go to trial April 1 before Gesell on a four-count indictment charging that he lied to the Watergate grand jury about his Turn To Page 5, Column 6 Related Stories On Page 10 Air Guard Pilot Dies In Crash At Allcrbury STAR STATE REPORT Columbus, Ind. A pilot was killed yesterday afternoon in the crash of his Indiana Air National Guard F-100 jet fighter bomber while on a routine training flight over Camp Atterbury in northwest Bartholomew County. THE AIR GUARD was withholding the name of the pilot until next-of-kin could be notified. Air Guard officials said the crash occurred about 2:35 p.m. as the plane was completing a low-level pass and had started climbing. The pilot was a member of the 122d Tactical Fighter Group based at Baer Field at Fort Wayne. The F-100 is capable of traveling at Sccds faster than those of sound. A FIRING RANGE at Atterbury is used regularly by the Air Guard, Air Force reserves and regular Air Force for practice in dive bombing, strafing and skip bombing. A special Air Force team was sent to the crash site to investigate the cause of the accident. niUYK Sl.OWIA NKAK r,KFiVOOI Marryin ' Marc, The New J.P., Found Job Right Out Of School By CRAIG 1TO Marriage could bo on the horizon for 17 year old Marc L. Griffin of Greenwood. But his girlfriend, whom he hasn't seen in th ree w e e k s, doesn't need to worry that another woman has caught his eye the marriage or marriages would be in the line of duty. Griffin, who will turn 18 May 25, was appointed Tuesday as the White River Township justice of the I 1 1 Marc Griffin peace by the Johnson County sionei's. Coininis- UL Also Rejects Measure To Alter Financing Of Garbage Pickups Tun nrnnnvod laws which would have allowed onen-ended sewer user charges and changed the method of dianapolis were vetoed Dy Governor Bowen said he vetoed the measures because they would have affected "adversely the objectives of visible, substantial and lasting property tax relief" as established in the tax package he guided through the Indiana General Assembly last year. HE URGED the legislators to "review and revise, if possible, this important legislation so as to allow our cities and towns to meet and fairly fund their sewage service and waste disposal requirments." Bowen also said that the sewer use charge bill would allow "without any statutory limitations, the collection of special sewage charges with all other property taxes as one entire sum of taxes payable in May and November of each year." The user charges for sewers would be allowed to go up with only approval of the City-County Council, while the present system of payment is by property taxes, which are frozen. STATE SENATOR Charles E. Bos-ma (R-Beech Grove) cosponsor of the bills in the Senate, called the vetoes "unfortunate" but two senators who opposed the measures praised the Governor's stand. The user charges would have been used only for operation and maintenance of a new advanced sewage treatment plant. However, in order to obtain Federal funds to build the plant the city would have had to have the user charges. Bosnia said, "We're going to find Indianapolis in a bind when the deadline conies to build the third-stage (tertiary) treatment plant." THE CITY was ordered to build the plant by the State Stream Pollution Control Board to prevent pollution of White River. Such a plant would cost about $50 million. Bosnia predicted that there would be a court fight on the funding of its construction. He also said he probably would not sponsor another sewer bill in the legislature next year: "You hate to wrestle Local Expert On Tapes Called By White House An expert in tape-recording technology who works for RCA Corporation here has returned from Washington, D.C., where he was summoned to provide advice to the White House on gaps found on Watergate tapes. He is Ray H. Warren of 5709 East 62d Place, manager of the select division-engineering for RCA and one of the nation's leading experts on recording technology. WARREN refused to comment on his role in the Watergate investigation, and Frank McCann, public relations director of RCA here, said it was because "he is not at liberty to discuss whatever was discussed" at Washington, presumably for national-security reasons. However, it was learned that War As probably the youngest justice of the peace in the state, Griffin is preparing for his new job with dispatch and-in all seriousness. Seated on a couch with about 40 different forms used by justices of the peace in front of him, Griffin said yesterday that becoming a J. P. was the "farthest thing from my mind" three weeks ago. BUT UPON finishing graduation requirements at Beech Grove High School last month, he said that he wanted to file for some office and began looking on the township level. Griffin said he found the township justice of the peace job had been vacant for years and he started inquiring about the requirements. After he talked with attorneys for the Indiana Legislative Council, Judicial Study Commission and with financing garbage collection in In uus k. uowen yesieraay. with something so controversial which the people don't understand," he said. BOSMA SAID he discussed the measures with Bowen early yesterday, but that they could not work out the differences. The measures were strongly supported by Mayor Richard G. Lugar's administration. Supporters claimed that the sewer use charge bill was needed especially to allow for the application for Federal funds to build the treatment plant. Senators Marie T. Lauck (D-Indian-apolis) and Angeline Allstatt (D-Indian-apolis) met with Governor Bowen last Friday in a last-minute attempt to kill the bills. They bitterly opposed the bills during floor discussions. "The vetoes make me have faith in the system again," Senator Allstatt said. SENATOR LAUCK said the vetoes . were a victory for the taxpayers in Indianapolis who have supported the systems for years. She also was laudatory in remarks about The Indianapolis Star in bringing the bill6s intent to public attention. "If it hadn't been for The Star, we would have had both bills become law." Officially, the two bills were S.B. 21, which would have allowed the sewer use charge, and H.B. 1052, which, would have split the Indianapolis sanitary district into two taxing sections, one for garbage collection and the other for sewerage. THE BILLS had been termed unconstitutional by Theodore L. Sendak, Indiana attorney general, on Tuesday. Sendak said the sewer use change bill was constitutionally defective because a stripped bill was used and thus there was no third reading as required by legislative rules. The garbage collection bill, he said, would have allowed charging some residents for services not rendered, making it also defective. Bowen made no mention of Sendak's opinions. They are advisory only. ren has been summoned by the White House at least once to examine the controversial tapes. It was believed one of the tapes examined by Warren was the controversial one on which an 18-minuta gap was discovered. WHITE HOUSE experts have explained in recent days that faulty equipment was responsible, tout it was not determined whether the statements came as a result of Warren's examinu-tins. "He (Warren) went to the White House as a private citizen; lie was contacted privately," McCann said. "He was called as an expert private-Turn To Page 6, Column I judges, no one could find any age restriction of any kind, Griffin said. "I don't consider it a loophole," he declared, adding that he is a legal resident and a registered voter for both this year's primary and general elections. He said he also is a deputy registration officer qualified to register voters. ANYONE WHO IS interested and capable should be able to serve and, he asserts, he meets those qualifications. Laymen were intended to hold the office, Griffin added. Since finishing his elasswot last month, he said, he has spent several hours every day studying Indiana law on his own. The family moved from lieech Grove last spring but Griffin finished Turn To Page S, Column I ,

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