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Home Pdp«r nt 70 Communities Fair, Cool Tonight Sunny, Wanner Wednesday Um Tonight 40's High WedneMay 70's VOLUME LXXXII — 91. GALESBURG> (LL. 61401 — TUESDAY, APRIL 17, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Pipeline Hit Second Time By Sabotage BEIRUT (UPI) - Oil flowed without interruption today through a 750-inile long American^owned pipeline after unidentified saboteurs bombed the installation Monday for the second time in 48 hours. Oil sources said unknown saboteurs exploded dynamite charges under a section of the pipeline near the town of Nabatleh. The blasts, the sources said, caused "very minor" damage but no fire. Armed men blew up and set fire to Tapline-owned oil storage tanks near Sidon, 16 miles from Nabatieh. The fire lasted 14 hours and consumed more than 30,000 barrels of oil, but a company spokesman said pumping operations resumed Sunday, 16 hours after the explosions. The identity of the armed men is still liot known, although a new organization of Arab guerrillas said it carried out the raid. Other guerrilla groups denied this and blamed Israeli commandos. Israel also denied this. There was no speculation about the bombers Monday. J^or did any Arab guerrillas claim responsibility. ' Oil sources said the latest explosion blasted a SV^-foot deep hole beneath the pipelme and slightly bent it. Officials found pieces of a timing device near the site. \ixon to Permit Aides to Testify Italian Prime Minister Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti and President Nixon review the honor-guard on the south lawn of the White House during arrival ceremonies for the Prime Minister. Nixon and Andreotti begin talks that are ex­ pected to stress economic and security matters. Comn^dor of Troops, Ck)l. Harvey H. Perritt Jr., is between the President and the Prime Minister. UNIFAX WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon plans to permit White House aides to testify before a Senate investigating committee in the Watergate bugging case, an administration source said today. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Times reported that—at Nixon's •'personal decision"—the White House will make a dramatic admission in several days that one or more high level officials bear responsibility for the case. The Times also quoted administration sources. There will be "sacrificial lambs," the newspaper said, and "at least one official might be forced to resign." There is "newly discovered evidence, or evidence that won't go away," the Times quoted a source as saying, "and the White House will make a public admission partly to head off the disclosures being made by a federal grand jury and the Senate committee investigating the Watergate case." Questioned about the Los Angeles Times report, Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said "I wouldn't comment at this time." "I can't predict anything along that line," he added. The movement in the case appeared to be on the verge of breaking a long impasse between the Senate committee and the White House over the key testimony of presidential aides in open hearings. A federal grand jury continued its criminal investigation of the Watergate case today. Depositions were scheduled to be resumed Wednesday in the Democrats' $6.4 million civil damages suit against the Committee to Re-elect the President. Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D- N.C., chairman of the Senate's Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, acknowledged after a committee meeting Monday that he was negotiating with the White House on the testimony of presidential aides. He stuck by his demands that all witnesses would have to appear under oath and in public. A White House spokesman, when asked about a possible compromise formula, replied tersely, "I have no information on that." The Los Angeles Times reported today that the White House would make "a dramatic admission within several days" that one or more high level officials bear responsibility for Watergate-type political espionage. The Times said the action represented the "personal decision" of Nixon in response to mounting demands from Kissinger May Return To Paris Peace Talks Indians Fire On Helicopter, Six Wounded PINE RIDGE, S.D, (UPI) Indians at Wounded Knee and federal marshals surrounding them exchanged gunfire today and a federal spokesman said at least six of the Wounded Knee occupiers were wounded. Charles Cadieux, the government spokesman, said one of the Wounded Knee casualties suffered a severe head wound. He was taken by helicopter to the hospital in Pine Ridge, 17 miles away, Cadieux said. None of the marshals or FBI men outside Wounded Knee was wounded, Cadieux said. It was the first announced violation of a cease-fire which has Been in effect for three weeks. However, government sources said there has been unannounced sporadic gunfire almost every night during this period around the historic Pine Ridge Indian Reservation settlement. Cadieux said the Indians began the fire fight at 7:02 a.m. MST, firing on an FBI helicopter. At 7:21 a.m., heavy firing broke out upon government roadblocks 3, 4 and 6 blocking access to the village, Cadieux said. At 8:20 a.m., government marshals at the roadblocks were given orders to return fire when under direct attack, Cadeiux said. A government helicopter landed on the lawn of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building at Pine Ridge, loaded supplies of ammunition, and took off to replenish stocks at the federal bunkers. By HELEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon, who has ordered renewed American bombing in Laos because of Communist cease-fire violations, may send Henry A. Kissinger back to Paris for further negotiations. White House sourc^^,;|P9^t. UlS. officials 'ahnounced the resumption of the bombing of Laos Monday, saying it was in response to a "flagrant, overt unprompted and unjustified" Communist attack that: overran a Laotian town. They-said the U.S. strikes would not be on a day-by-day basis. The step, inspired some criticism on Capitol Hill. Sen. George S. McGovern, Nixon's opponent in the presidential election last fall, said he wondered if the administration had learned anything about the "futiUty of jungle bpmWngi?' One White House sbureef^aitffi there was a possibility Ki'sSin- jger, who negotiated the Jan. 27 cease-fire, would be sent back to Paris to meet with Le\ Due Tho, North (Vietnam's peace negotiator. The source said this might take place within 10 days. Administration sources said Nixon was considering a whole series of steps in addition to the bombuig in Cambodia and Laos to meet the North Vietnamese challenge, but they stressed no conmderation was being given (ii'ltlUs^^me taaresuihption of 1 ^'bonibiing of Norlh Vietnam. Nixon has warned,publicly on [three occasions that he may react vigorously if the Communists continue to violate the Settlement. Frankie Is Back In Town WASHINGTON (UPI) - Frank Sinatra, who got into a run-in with a woman columnist during a January visit to Washington, gets his chance tonight to perform at the White House. The singer will appear at a dinner for Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. There was some embarrassment at the White House when Sinatra, 57, shouted obscenities at Washington Post columnist Maxine Cheshire at a postmidnight party at the Jockey Club during uiaugural festivities in January. Sinatra will not get quite the treatment accorded his fellow performer and fellow supporter of President Nixon in the 1972 election, Sammy Davis Jr. Davis was invited to stay overnight at the White House when he entertained there recently. Sinatra was not invited to stay overnight. Also attending the dinner tonight will be Sinatra's good friend. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. The White House said 16 reporters had volunteered to cover the Andreotti dinner. "This is the largest number we've had," a spokesman said. Mrs. Cheshire was not among the applicants. (Continued on Page 7) Where To Find It 28 PAGES 4 SECTIONS Abingdon 21 Amusement 6 Bushnell 28 aassified Ads ...24-25-26-27 Comics-Radio 18 Editorial 4 Galva 28 Hospital Notes 7 Knoxville 21 Markets 20 Monmouth 19 Obituary 7 Sports 15-16 Weather 2 Women In The News ..lO-ll U.S. Will Veto Arabian Condemnation of Israel UNITED NATIONS (UPI) The United States has warned fellow Security Council members it will veto, if necessary, attempts by Arabs to pass a "one-sided" resoultion condemning Isreal, diplomatic sources said Monday. Foreign Minister Mohamed H. el-Zayyat of Egypt caHed on the Security Council to urge a suspension of economic and military aid to Israel, especially by the United States. Arab nations worked on the language of a resolution they will present today to the council, which is meeting in emergency session at the request of Lebanon to discuss the Israeli commando raid in Beirut a week ago. Sources said it appeared certain the resolution would not call for Israel's expulsion from the United Nations, as Soviet Ambassador Yakov A. Malik proposed Monday. Diplomatic sources said chances of passage were unlikely for any resolution calling for sanctions involving partial or total suspension of diplomatic or economic relations against Israel. Although U.S. Ambassador John A. Scali has not spoken in the debate except to label as a "•big lie" Arab charges that the CIA and the U.S. Embassy in Beirut were involved in the Israeli raid, sources said the United States has quietly made it clear it would not permit a "one-sided" resolution against Israel to pass. If necessary, the sources said, Scali would cast the fourth U.S. veto since the founding of the United Nations. It seemed unlikely a sanctions resolution could gain the nine votes necessary for passage, the sources said, and if it did, Scali was reported ready with a veto that would kill it. The United States has employed the veto only three times, once on a resolution calling for a Middle East cease­ fire. The other two vetoes involved resolutions on the Panama Canal and Britain's role in Rhodesia. ^ ii^m 'lit'''*'"" EPA Defends Automobiles i'l III ii« , 111 >i;.' ( 'i . Fleet Will Go Destroyer piers at Newport Naval Base, Newport, R. I., from which 39 ships and 13,162 persons will be transferred to ports in Virginia, South Caroluia and Flwida, accord- uig to Pentagon plans. The cutback will cost 725 civilians their jobs. UNIFAX WASHINGTON (UPI) - In a move long sought by the auto industry. Environmental Protection Agency head William D. Ruckelshaus today urged a reduction in the 1976 auto pollution standards. In testimony before a Senate Clean Air and Water subcommittee, Ruckelshaus said reductions should be made allowable for amount of nitrogen oxide pollution permitted from auto exhausts. Ruckelshaus said that the 90 per cent reduction now required by law "is, in my judgment, not necessary," and added that a new standard should be set by the EPA, not be legislated by Congress. According to Ruckelshaus, new research by the EPA has shown that auto emissions of "nitrogen oxides are not the problem" that Congress and the EPA once thought. Less than a week ago, Ruckelshaus granted the automakers a one year delay in meeting the 1975 pollution standards but set strict interim standards. The 1975 standard requires the automakers to cut carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon levels by 90 per cent of the 1970 model level. The auto industry has urged the EPA to cut back its strict requirement on nitrogen oxide, claiming it would be mucii easier to develop a pollution control device capable of curbing 90 per cent of the carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions, if that reduction was not tied to the stringent nitrogen oxide standard. In testimony before the committee Monday, Ruckel­ shaus said he did not believe his decision to grant the automakers a one-year reprieve "would adversely effect air quality in any significant way." Environmentalist groups, however, claimed major cities in tlie United States were relying on a sharp cutback in auto emissions to meet the standard set by the Clean Air Act of 1970., Budget Critics Demand Foreign Base Cuts WASHINGTON (UPI) - Defense budget critics, following President Nixon's decision to close 274 job-producing military installations at home, demanded today that Nixon save more money by shutting down some of the 3,400 U.S. bases overseas. Members of Congress who have been demanding cutbacks in the $79 billion military budget generally were unwilling to quarrel with Nbcon's decision to save an estimated $1 billion a year by closing unneeded bases. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., whose state will lose an estimated 13,000 jobs through the closing of Boston Naval Shipyard and other facilities, said he did not feel the decision was a political slap at the only state to vote for Sen. George McGovern in the presidential election last November. Rep. Michael Harruigton, D- Mass., who also has been in the forefront of military cost critics, said it would be "the height of inconsistency" for him now to protest when economies are achieved. Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., said the closings "may be a blow to some local communities but it is in the public interest." But Proxmire and Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said they hoped the action would cause Congress to take a new look at the expenditures for overseas bases. "The overseas bases are even more expensive as they do not contribute to the domestic U.S. economy and in fact create an adverse balance of payments," Proxmire said. Mansfield plans to continue pressing for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Europe. While members were reluctant to say so publicly, there was suspicion in some corners that the cuts announced Monday were less than even-handed politically. In Texas, for instance, the Pentagon kept Ft. Wolters, a helicopter training base, open last year even though the need for helicopter pilots in Vietnam was vanishing. But now that Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., has been safely re-elected for another six-year term, Ft. Wolters will be closed. In New Jersey, Ft. Dix has long been on the Defense Department target list of base closings. But Republican Gov. William Cahill is running for re-election this year, and the Pentagon said it would keep the base open for the time bemg. Rhode Island—which has a Democratic governor and an all-Democrat delegation to Congress—will lose 21,000 jobs as a result of Navy cutbacks in the Newport area. Rep. Fernand J. St. Germain, D-R.I., charged that the decision was a "purely politically motivated death blow" to the state's No. 1 industry—the Navy.

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