The Evening News from Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan on June 28, 1973 · Page 1
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Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
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Thursday, June 28, 1973
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Focusing on the NEWS Motion denied A defense motion for dismissal of armed robbery and extortion charges against Rainbow People's Party leader Lawrence "Pun" Plamondon and codefendant Craig Blazier was rejected Wednesday. The move was made at Boulah by Benzie County Circuit Court Judge William Peterson afier . defense attorneys argued the case is a political trial. Peterson delayed a decision on another motion to separate the cases against Plamondon and Blazier. Defense attorney Buck Davis argued the case against Plamondon might prevent a fair trial for Blazier. The judge granted Plamondon co-counsel status in a pre-trial hearing here Wednesday. Masonic strike The Masonic Home in Alma, which balked at entering into arbitration with a public em- ployes union, is being required to do so by the Michigan Court of Appeals. In upholding a Gratiot County Circuit Court order Wednesday, the appeals court directed the home to work out union grievances over hiring after a 1970 strike. The grievances were filed by Local 1511 and Michigan Council 55 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes. The Masonic Home contended it did not need to arbitrate the grievances. The union claims the home violated earlier arbitration rulings and a collective • bargaining agreement that came after a strike from Feb. 5 tc Dec. 5,1970. Cereal supply A Kellogg Co. official said Wednesday a lack of raw materials probably will not force the company to close as predicted earlier. When two of its major corn suppliers shut down, claiming a price freeze made production unprofitable, Kellogg officials said their plants in Battle Creek, San Leandro, Calif., Memphis, Term, and Omaha might have to lay off employes. The two firms are Evans Milling Co. and Illinois Cereal Co. Officials for a third supplier, .Illinois Cereal Co. of Paris, HI. said Wednesday they have asked the Cost of Living Council for an exemption .from, the. price freeze. Browder dies Earl Russell Browder, Communist Party candidate for president in 1936 and 1940, is dead at age 82. Browder, who was general secretary of the Communist Party in the United States from. 1930 to 1945, died in his sleep Wednesday at his home in Princeton, N.J. The Communist Party became the Communist Political Association in 1944. In 1946 Browder was expelled from the association as a "revisionist" for supporting President Roosevelt's policies. He served prison terms from 1917 through 1920 and in 1941 and 1942 for opposing American war policy. Chinese H-bomb China announced today it tested a hydrogen bomb for defense purposes and to break the "nuclear monopoly" of the superpowers. The Peking Radio announcement was China's first confirmation of the explosion over the western part of the Chinese mainland Wednesday that several other countries had already detected. By superpowers, China meant the Soviet Union and the United States. The Chinese test was set off just five days after the U.S.-Soviet summit agreement aimed at preventing nuclear war, and as France was preparing a nuclear test in the Southwest Pacific over opposition of numerous countries and of the World Court. China and France are the only nuclear powers that have refused to sign the treaty against atomic tests in the atmosphere. POW is a suicide An hour before he shot himself to death » former prisoner of war charged with collaborating with the enemy in Vietnam told a doctor he feared the military would find some excuse to keep him in the service. Marine Sgt. Abel Larry Kavanaugh died on Wednesday of one bullet in the head from a .25-caliber handgun, Adams County, Colo. District Atty. Floyd Marks said. "From the evidence we have now, it would appear that It was a suicide," Marks said. The bullet entered the left temple, police said. Police Sgt. Jack Baldwin said, "We're officially calling it a self-inflicted wound. At this point, we don't know if it was accidental, but I would strongly doubt it." Kacanaugh, 24, was the second former POW to die since returning from captivity. Air Force Capt. Edward Allen Brudno died of an overdose of barbiturates on June 3 in Harrison, N.Y. Uruguayan dictator Uruguay, once the showpiece of democracy in Latin America, is back in the grip of dictatorial rule shared by President Juan M. Bordaberry and his military overseers. Six m o n t hs of bittre quarrelling ended Wednesday when Bordaberry dissolved Congress and announced a new Council of State will assume legislative powers. Soldiers and tanks sealed off the Parliamentary Palace for the first time since 1933 and partrolled Montevideo streets, which were deserted because of a 24-hour protest strike. No violence was reported, but a dozen opposition congressmen were believed to have fled the country to avoid military arrest. Severe censorship was imposed, barring any criticism of Bor- daberry's move, and two cabinet members resigned in disapproval. Bordaberry went on national television Wednesday night and blamed subversion by the Marxist Tupamaro guerrillas and congressional "obstruction" as the reasons for his decision. Convictions overturned A federal appeals court has cleared the Rev. Philip Berrigan of three of four convictions of smuggling letters out of a federal prison to plan antiwar activities. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also overturned on Wednesday all three similar convictions against Sister Elizabeth McAlister, a nun who recently married Berrigan. Berrigan^ 49, was paroled from federal prison last year. He had been serving a six-year term for destroying draft records in Catonsville, Md., in 1968. The letter-smuggling convictions were being served concurrently. Sister Elizabeth had been free on bail. Reversal of the convictions ends the case against her. Berrigan, Sister Elizabeth and five others had been accused of conspiring 'to kidnap presidential aide Henry A. Kissinger, blow up heating tunnels in Washington, D.C., and vandalize draft offices around the country to force an end to U.S. involvement in Indochina. Solons to stay Social Security boost Faced with a mound of stalled appropriations bills, the Legislature is preparing to stay on in Lansing past its original June 30 adjournment date. The Senate Wednesday adopted a resolution pushing that date back to July 14. It also passed a bill to let state-funded enterprises continue at their present spending levels after the July 1 start of the new fiscal year if work on new budgets isn't completed by then. The House is expected to quickly affirm the Senate action. The legislature will recess for three days next week for a long 4th of July weekend, but the House intends to meet this Saturday, and there is a chance that the Senate will do the same. Suit is filed A federal ban on use of a birth control drug led to the sterilization of two young S'rls and a SI million suit claiming the operations were performed without their consent, an antipoverty worker says. Mrs. Crclia Dixon. the head of the Montgomery Family Planning Center which arranged for the operations for 12-year-old Mary Alice Relf and her 14-year- old sister, Minnie, ,sa;cl the girls had been getting periodic injections to keep them from getting'ir.t. But. she said th;il Ihr c'rutj was ordered off the ninrkct recently by the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare threatened to cut off funds for operation of the center if of the drug was continued. The Senate has approved a per cent cost-of-living increase for persons on Social Security, a move that appears to have a good chance for House acceptance. As adopted by the Senate 72 to 17, the higher Social Security payments would not result in increased payroll deductions. If approved by the House, the increase would face an uncertain fate in the White House. Nixon administration officials have opposed (he higher payments. Managers of the. measure said they would try to arrange a Senate- House conference today. The Social Security hike was a rider, attached with many others, to a bill that would extend the present S465- billion national debt ceiling for 5 months. This ceiling drops to $400 billion at midnight Saturday, unless the bill is enacted. The government could not meet its financial obligations under the lower figure. Reduction of forces The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Warsaw Pact announced today they would discuss "mutual reduction of forces and armaments and associated measures in central Europe" in a conference beginning in Vienna Oct. 30. The announcement was made in a final communique issued after a 30-ininute session of the 10 delegations of the two military pacts. They concluded almost five months of preparatory talks on the issue of troop cuts. The communique added that the participants in the preparatory meetings agreed that "the general objective of the negotiations will be to contribute to a more stable relationship and to the strengthening of peace." The forecast was that the troop cut talks would be tough and long. The communique left out the word "balanced" for the cuts to be discussed. The label for the talks had been "mutual and balanced forces reductions" when the preparatory round opened Jan. .11. Nixon may be given choice of stopping bombing or paychecks By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Senate appears headed toward giving President Nixon a choica between stopping the bombing anu stopping federal paychecks. Senate war critics Wednesday began immediate efforts to force the issue after Nixon's vetoed a bill that included a stop- the-bombing amendment. The House upheld the veto. Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D- Mo., chief sponsor of the anti- bombing provision in the vetoed $3.4-billion supplementary ;non- ey bill, immediately won its in- clusion in a bill extending the federal debt ceiling, where its fate was uncertain. The amendment also was included in a third bill, the continuing resolution to provide funding for federal agencies after Saturday night, when the current fiscal year ends. Congress has not approved regular appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July i, and government agencies need the continuing resolution if they are to have funds to operate. The appropriations bill probably will come before the Senate Appropriations Committee today, and seems certain to reach the President, with the anti-bombing amendment, before the week ends. As passed by the House Tuesday, the amendment bars funds, both already provided and those appropriated by the resolution, to be used for any U.S. combat activities in or over Cambodia or Laos or off the shores of Cambodia or Laos. Unlike the vetoed supplemental money measure, the debt ceiling bill and continuing resolution must become law by midnight Saturday for the gov- ernment to continue to meet its financial obligations. With a majority of the Senate clearly determined at this point to insist on a halt m bombing, the choice for Nixon could come down to a choice between the continued bombing of Cambodia or funds for federal operations, warned Eagleton ar.d Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield. "If the President doesn't want to stop the bombing and wants instead to stop the government from functioning, that is the President's responsibility," Mansfield shouted. The fate of the first vehicle for the anti-bombing amend* ment was never in doubt, despite a statement Tuesday by Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., that Nixon might accept it. A veto message -was being drafted within hours of its final approval. Issued in San Clemente, Calif., it warned that the Eagleton amendment "would cripple or destroy the chances for an effective negotiated settlement in Cambodia." The House vote was 241 in favor of overriding the veto, 173 against—35 votes short of th« needed two-thirds. The Evening News Sault Ste. Marie THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1973 VOL. 73, No. 143 Michigan PRICE 15 CENTS Dean doesn't know if Ehrlichman had prior knowledge of Watergate By LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — John <W. Dean IH, cast by the White House as mastermind and chief •actor of the Watergate cover- up, said today in response to White House questions that he •has no knowledge that John Ehrlichman had prior knowledge of the "Watergate break-in. Dean, the ousted White House counsel, returned to the Senate Watergate committee hearing for a fourth day of testimony in which he has said President Nixon knew of the Watergate affair as early as Sept. 15,1972. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D- Bawaii, put to D.ean a lengthy series of questions prepared by J. Fred Buzhardt, special counsel to the President. The questions followed up on •a complex White House memo read by Inouye Wednesday Two bound to circuit in Mackinac Island incident ST. IGNACE — Judge Robert A. Wood of the 92nd District Court, following two 'preliminary examinations Wednesday, ruled there was a crime committed regarding charges of obstructing • -Mackinac -Island Police Officer William Crystler in -the performance .of Ms connection with disturbances on the- Island in the early hours of June 7.' He also found that there was probable cause to bslieve that only two defendants, David Jchnson and Joseph Visnaw, both of St. Ignace, committed the crime. Johnson arid Visnaw will be bound over to Circuit Court for trial; Judge Wood said. Originally charged with obstructing Officer Chrystler, besides Johnson and Visnaw, were Michael Huskey, Quentin Goudreau and Jerry Gallagher, but charges against the latter three were dropped. In the other preliminary examination, held Wednesday, relating to charges of obstructing Mackinac Island Police Chief Otto Wandrie in the per- formance of his duty, Judge Wood ruled there was no crime committed. Those who had been charged with obstructing Chief Wandrie were Johnson, Gallagher and Robert Brown. All of the men are from St. Ignace. Judge Wood stated that other charges of assaulting police officer Chrystler were not consideredin Wednesday's p r e 1 i m i n ary examination because the case is coming up for jury trial in district court Ju 1 y 10. Charged with aggravated assault are Johnson and Huskey. Several disturbing the peace charges, -resulting from the June 7 incidents, remain to be disposed of at a later date. One other charge of assault and battery brought against two members of the St. Ignace group is still pending. Witnesses testifying during the two preliminary examinations included Chief Wandrie, Officers Chrystler and Paul Karas, Agnes Shine, Jerry Leiterman and Anna Putnam, all of Mackinac Island. which accused Dean of being a man ready to sacrifice the President to save himself from jail, and which also abandoned any White House support for former attorney general and Nixon campaign chief John N. Mitchell. Dean has steadily refused since presenting his six-hour case Monday to recant his story that Nixon and his chief aides, particularly Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman, were fully aware of the lengthy and elaborate cover-up. He insisted he was always the messenger and never the master of a conspiracy io conceal the truth. The ousted White House counsel replied to the adminis- tiation counterattack with a r.ew offensive of his own before the Senate Watergate committee Wednesday; .- • - •* He produced what he said was the official White House black list of the Presidents enemies in Congress and in politics, business, labor, journalism, the universities and the theater. And Dean supplied the committee with copies of White House memos that indicated preparations were being mada two years ago to "use the available federal machinery to screw our political enemies." Meanwhile, Frederick C. LaRue, a former Nixon compaign aide and White House consultant, v.'as permitted to plead guilty in U.S. District Court to a single conspiracy charge in exchange for his promise to testify against others involved in the Watergate scandal. In return, prosecutors had agreed not to press any other charges against him. Dean is to return to the Senate witness stand for a fourth day today to undergo a cross- examination, based on a series of questions written by White House special counsel J. Fred Buzhardt. In San Clemente, Calif., a White House spokesman again refused to predict the President might comment on Dean's testimony. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said Nixon did not want to respond "in a fragmentary way" and that comments "while the hearings are in progress would not be beneficial to the committee.'' The White House questions . will be put to Dean by Democratic Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii. It was learned that when that process is completed, Inouye plans to ask Dean another ..sepes of questions—on Dean's' knowledge of the complicated financial transactions that enabled the President to buy his ccean-side estate at Sap Clemente, Calif. It was understood Dean has new information about the deal, and was willing to talk about it with the committee. Wednesday, the White House provided the first serious challenge to Dean's position. In a statement read to Dean by Inouye, Buzhardt asserted that Dean was the prime mover in the cover-up, along with former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, whom Buzhardt called Dean's patron, and Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former deputy of the Committee for the Re-election of the President. A few of the more than 300 Hiawathaland senior citizens who were enjoying a train excursion to Agawa Canyon are shown here as ihey bparded a bus Jhis morning which took them to the ACR station in Sault, Ont. where they boarded their train. (Evening News photo by Brent Patton) National Weather Service forecast for the area within about 10 miles of Sault Ste. Marie. Fog lifting today, becoming mostly cloudy with chance of showers and thundershowers through Friday. High both days in upper 60s. Low tonight in low 50s. Variable winds under 12 miles per hour becoming west to northwest at 10 to 18 miles per hour H?is afternoon and tonight. Chances of rain, 30 per cent this afternoon. 50 per cent tonight and tomorrow. Sault Temperatures Highest yesterday 72 Today at 11 a.m. fri Lowest last night 59 Warmest on this date 89 in 1971. Coldest on this date 3S in 1925. Sanlt Precipitation 24-hr, precipitation to 7 a.m. .45 in. Total accumulated this month 2.12 in. Departure from normal this month -.98 in. Total accumulated since Jan. I, 15.25 in. Normal since Jan. 1. 13.41 in. Sim sets 9:34 EDT Sun rises 5:47 EDT 6 days till Thomas ton 4th of July Embargo soybean exports By DON KENDALL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON CAP) — Th« Nixon administration, alarmed at soaring livestock feed costs •has' ordered an immediate embargo on further exports of high-protein soybeans and other oilseed products. "This is a drastic action," Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz told a news conference Wednesday. "It was. not taken lightly." :• ' . . Butz said, however, that the embargo—directed mainly at soybeans—would not reduce their exports greatly.. He estimated that about 30 million bushels of soybeans probably would be saved, by the embargo, a quantity he said might be worth $300 miHien ,at current prices. •:•••' One official said that a saw ings of 30 million bushels of soybeans represents less than a two weeks supply {or U.S. users. Sales to foreign markets from the 1972 soybean crop were roughly 450 million bushels. The order was issued by Commerce Secretary Frederick B. Dent, who said that the embargo would last at least until new crops of soybeans and cottonseed, also covered, are harvested next fall. Farmers, particularly poultry men, have complained that soy- ibean meal, a 'prime ingredient in feed preparation, is so costly that they have had to cut back on production. Cost of Living Council director John T. Dunlop called the embargo a move by the administration to put American consumers ahead of foreign trade. George B. Watts, president of the National Broiler Council, told a reporter that the embargo effect might be slow in coming. "We'll have to wait and see," Watts said. "It may provide relief, especially to .those who are out of meal and can buy more if the price goes down. For those who have already stocked up. it could be another story." The broiler chicken people want further relief, including exemptions from the price freeze to help offset high feed costs. Butz, answering reporters' questions, said the freeze is causing "a creeping paralysis" in the food industry. However, Dent added quickly that the embargo on soybeans had "no relation" to the freeze and was taken strictly on the basis of reports that exports were rising much more rapidly than previously anticipated. Election holiday %r The Senate has voted to make election day a national holiday but defeated a proposal to shorten the length of presidential campaigns. The election day holiday wax approved by a voice vote Wednesday before the bill passed 71 to 25 and was sent to the House. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey offered the holiday amendment, contending it is hard for many working people to got to the polls on time and a holiday would encourage voter turnout. The proposal by Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va. f ho »et federal elections on the first Tuesday in October was eliminated after it ran afoul of a number of objections, ' *

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