Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 23, 1973 · Page 14
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 14

Galesburg, Illinois
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Monday, April 23, 1973
Page 14
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J4 jygjM^u^Q ^egjste^ HI. Mondoy, April 23, 1973 :e Shows Shield Law Need By OEOMB J. MARDER J WAStttNOTOM(tJ!»l)- iMore than dny other singte event, the liVatergMe bugging case dramatically demonstrat ed tlie Med for a shield to protect the confidential news sources of reporters. Without press prying,, the Scandals behind the Watergate "bugging crime would be hidden in some dark corner of Aimeriean polities! history. Hie Administration showed no diligence in turning the spotlight on itself. In Congress, enthusiasm for an investigation developed Only after news media showed that Watergate was not an isolate prank carried out by a few eager Ijeaver underlings. The Watergate bugging reporting was journalism at its KISLER BROS. HI - LO GROCERY S SI Ml\ i((M TK (1 - sorni Open Doily 8 AM - 10 PM Sofurdoy 8 AM - PM Sundoy 9-1 PM & 4-9 PM BEEF With Textured Vegetoble Protein One month and many satisfied customers tells us this is a real money-saving value with good taste appeal. 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The Nixon re-election committee, defending itself against civil suits arising from the Watergate crime, obtained subpoenas against 12 reporters and news executives. The subpoenas demanded that reporters produce notes and all other private material they had pertaining to their Watergate investigations. Despite a 5 to 4 Supreme Court ruling in another case that the constitutional guarantee did not give reporters the right to refuse to respond to court subpoenas seeking information on their confidential sources, U.S. District Court Judge Charles R. Richey provided a shield for the press Watergate investigation. "Thiis court," the federal district judge said in Washington, "cannot blind itself to the possible chilling effect the enforcement of ... these subpo- enna wmtld have on the preii and the public." Th« (Shilling effect the Judge spoke of wouM have threat-^ ened to dry up still further confidential information for th^ press on Watergate and possibly on other matters us well. Jfudge Richey made clear he was making no broad'constitu* tional ruling but providing a press shield solely for the Watergate investigation. Qon- gress is considering a broader shield. However, the proposal is caught in a dispute whether to gjve the press full or limited shield.' Complicating the parliamentary situation is the administration position that Department of Justice policy gives the press all the protection it needs. Those who have followed the progress of the legislation in Congress say chances of a I broad law shielding news sources is dead for this session. And even a limited shield law, which would protect journalists from subpoena except where they see a crime being committed, probably will not pass. But the news media certainly I have done their job on Watergate, prodding a reluctant administration, a disinterested Congress and an apathetic citizenry to talce positive action on a mess that reporters just wouldn't let fade away. Sinokittg Grows la California PASAOENA, Calif. (UPI) Cigarette coiisumption is in* ereising in California, despite the ban on rftdlo and televfsioti cigarette comiAercials, according to Richard Nevins, a member of the state Hoard of tkjuali^ation. Higher taxes do more to cut down cigarette smoking than talking about health dangers, said Nevins. THe only sipificant drop in cigarette consumption in Calv fornia, since the tJ.S. surgeon general said in 1964 that smoking could bis a health hazard, "occurred in 1967 when California'^ cigarette taxes were raised from three cents to to cents a pack," Said Nevins. Minister Eats Dinner All 'Vp^ KENOVA, W.Va. (UPI) The Rev. Carl H. Hartman ate his dinner on tiie rooftop of the Poplar Street CSiurch of God Sunday, keephig a vow he made last Septeinber. The 30-year-old minister promised his congregation if Sunday school attendance ever reached 150, he would eat his duiner on the rooftop. 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