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Home faper ol 70 Communities Qalesburg Showers Likely Low Tonight, 50 Clearing Wednesday High Mid 60s A Better ^twipap^r VOLUME LXXXII — 97 6ALESBURG, ILL. 61401 — TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Lohhy Seeks Records WASHINGTON (UPI) - Three cartons of Republican campaign finance records were turned over to U.S. District Court Monday but the citizens lobby, Common Cause, today pressed for more. The cartons were delivered to a court clerk by Daniel W. Coon, a lawyer for the Finance Committee to Re-Elect the President. At about the same time, Common Cause was filing a motion in the court to compel the committee to produce all campaign finance records within 72 hours or face contempt charges. A Common Cause lawyer, Mitchell Rogovin, said he thought there should be carloads of records, rather than cartons, considering the millions of dollars collected and distributed by the Nixon re-election committee. Common Cause filed a motion in the court Monday seeking "all records, documents, communications sind other writings pertaining to contributions and expenditures" from Jan. 1, 1971, through April 6, 1972, which the Finance Committee for the Re-election of the President agreed to file on Nov. 1, 1972. GOP and Waterj^ate CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (UPI) - The Watergate affair won't hurt Republicans at the polls, GOP National Chairman George Bush said Monday. In a speech at the University of Virgina, Bush said the Democrats will try to exploit what he called the "grubby Watergate affair." Bush was asked about the recent poll showing that four Americans in 10 think President Nixon knew about the bugging of the Democratic headquarters before it took place. Bush said he thought Nixon had nothing to do with it and insisted "the American people don't believe he was involved." Where to Find It 24 PAGES Hospital Notes 11 Knoxville 17 Markets 18 Monmouth 10 Obituary 11 Sports 14-15 Women In The News.. M 2 SECTIONS Abingdon —•- 17 Amusement — 6 Bushnell -. 5 Classified Ads ..20-21-22-23 Comics-Radio 16 Editorial 4 Galva 5 Things to Come? Sen. Edward M. Kennedy holds a football jersey presented to him by a group of student Democrats at Framinghaia State College, Framingham, Mass. Kennedy visited the school during a trip through eastern Massachusetts, UNIFAX Alcohol and Sex Don't Mix White House Repudiates Watergate 'Silence' Offer WASHINGTON (UPI) - The White House insisted today that President Nixon never made any offer of a shortened jail term in return for silence from Watergate conspiratot* James W. McCord. According to testimony by McCord to a grand jury investigating t he Watergate—a transcript of which was obtained by columnist Jack Anderson—the wife of E. See Jack Anderson Column, Page 4 Howard Hunt, a co-conspirator, told McCord "executive clemency" would be available to him after a year in jail if he pleaded guilty and remained silent. Only the President can grant executive clemency from a federal prison sentence. Gerald L. Warren, deputy White House press secretary, was asked about the matter this morning and declared: 'There was absolutely no discussion with the President on this matter. Nor was there any offer from the President." Asked if anybody else in the White House could have been involved in any such promise to McCord, Warren limited his statement to Nixon himself. "I speak for the President," he said. One of Seven McCord is one of seven men facing prison for the break-in and bugging of Democratic national headquarters last June 17. There have been recurring allegations that at least some of the men were promised money and assurance of pardons or clemency if they kept silent about details of the plot. McCord has testified both before the grand jury and Senate investigators since telling the trial judge last month that others besides the seven were involved in the case and that perjury was committed at their January trial. The transcript of McCord's testimony before the grand jury, obtained by Anderson, showed that McCord testified that admitted co-conspirator E. Howard Hunt, who pleaded guilty to all charges, told him last year, prior to the presidential election: "We have legal fee money for you." McCord, according to the transcript, said he asked "what goes along with it?" McCord continued, "He put it this way—everybody's neutrally interested in knowing whether you're going to keep quiet.*" McCord said he accepted money for legal fees for the forthcoming trial but did not pledge to keep quiet. He said Hunt^ wife-who was later killed in an airliner crash in Chicago—raised the matter of silence at a meeting with him Nov. 30. McCord said that he interpreted her message to the Watergate defendants as being "there wasn't going to be any more money unless you fellows agree to plead guilty and take executive clemency at a later time to keep your mouth shut." The transcript of McCord's testimony shows he quoted Mrs. Hunt, previously repnorted as a conduit for payments to the defendants, as saying un-named persons "want to know if more than one year is okay with you —staying in jail more than one year, and then executive clemency." Hunt and four others pleaded guilty but McCord said he refused to do so. He and G. Gordon Liddy, a former White House aide, were convicted. Judge John J. Sirica last month deferred sentencing McCord, indicating he would get a softer sentence if he cooperated with current Watergate investigations. Anderson's disclosures of grand jury testimony was the subject of an emergency meeting of the 15-judge U.S. District Court Monday and a grand jury was asked to investigate how he obtained transcripts of testimony. Officials have said the transcripts are authentic. Won't Talk Anderson said today he would^ refuse to divulge the identity of the source of the material and said he had never condoned any law violation by sources. He said the source of the transcripts he obtained was entitled to have them. The President spent a long Easter weekend in Florida and the Bahamas, and was believed preparing to announce some major changes in the White House staff. There were published and broadcast reports that he telephoned John W. (Omtinued on Page 19) James McCord LONG BEACH, Calif. (UPI) — Lushes make lousy lovers, according to Dr. William Todd. Liquor may be a sexual b'timulant for some younger people, but for cider males, Bacchus and Eros don't mix, said Todd, a member of tiie statue Board of Public Health. Todd wrote on sex and alcohol for the May issue of the Memorial Mercury, a publication of Memorial Hospital i of Long Beach. The issue was devoted to alcoholism. Drinking before sex by men brings on sleepiness, loss of libido, lessened confidence and psychological impotence caused by "the anxiety state that is latent in all of us," Todd wrote. , Cirrhosis of the liver, caused •by continual heavy drinking, I causes a condition in which a man's liver is no longer capable of eliminating the small amounts of female hormones present in all men's blood, he said. As a result, the hormones accumulate and cause feminizing physical changes, such as enlargement of the breasts, w'eaker muscles, and loss of hair. WASHINGTON (UPI) - An administration economist, who concedes the economy is growing too fast, says a tax increase is being considered as one,means of slowing inflation. "We are studying the possibilities of inflation-dampening actions," Chairman Herbert Stein of President Nixon's Council of Economic Advisers said Monday, "and something in the tax field wouki be a natural thing to consider." Stein, however, replied when asked if his council was recommending a tax increase now that "no, we are not," He said there were other ways of curbing the rapid economic growth rate, such as tightening the current Phase III wagei)rice controls, which have been in effect since Jan. 10, and holdig the line on federal spending. ^ Stein earlier conceded that the economy was growing too fast and observed the trick is to cool off the expansion without plunging the economy into a recession. Some observers have speculated that a tax increase is the best way to achieve this goal. Stein said the inflation rate, which recently has surged at its fastest pace since the Korean war, is "not itself very serious." "The question is what does this portend for the future," he said. At a briefing for newsmen, Stein took note of the clamor over rising prices, including some calls in Congress for a renewed price freeze. "It is as much a mistake to overlook the general prosperity of the American people as it is to overlook the problems we confront," he said. Stein said a price freeze could be enforced if there were enough policemen, but he said the results might not be desirable for the economy. He indicated he felt some on the administration's inflation­ ary problems were due to businessmen raising prices as a hedge against a new round of stiffer economic controls. Stein said the "first order of business" was to hold down federal spending. Nixon has called for holding federal spending to $250 billion in the current fiscal year and to $268 billion in fiscal 1974. If these ceilings are respected, Nixon has said, there will be no federal tax increases. 60 U.S. Warplanes Drop 900 Ton Load \ear Phnom Penh PHNOM PENH (UPI) - U.S. warplanes in some of their heaviest raids of the renewed Cambodian bombing campaign stalled a Communist drive just below Phnom Penh and government troops swipt in today to regain patches of lost territory, field reports said. Military sources reported that in separate raids farther south of the capital, nearly 60 B52 bombers dumped an estimated 900 tons of explosives just before dawn today around the rebel-threatened provincial capital of Takeo, 55 miles from Phnom Penh. Government soldiers reportedly inflicted heavy casualties on Communist soldiers there Monday. Air raids 5 to 10 miles below Phnom Penh rocked the capital for four straight hours before sunrise today in what military sources said was some of the most intense bombing of the air campaign in Combodia, in its 48th consecutive day. Today's stepped-up air activity was designed to clear the J way for expected government 'counterattacks against Communist troops who have surrounded the capital and severed all its major supply routes. Cambodian Command spokesmen said government troops with heavy U.S.' air support today reo<icupied the bomb-and- shell-scarred town of Siem with about 35 rounds of mortar Riep, 15 miles south of the capital on Highway 2. Field reports indicated Cambodian forces made slight progress in pushing back rebel forces elsewhere in the same region. Much of today's air power was directed at Communist positions around the battered market town of Takhmau, only five miles south of Phnom Penh. Field reports said Communist gunners hit the town White House Has Egg Roll Record WASHINGTON (UPI) - A record fell Monday at the White House's annual Easter egg roll. A total of 14,292 persons crowded the executive mansion's south lawn for the event. It broke a record of 11,422 set in 1967. Balmy temperatures in the upper 70s helped bring the children and their parents out, President Nixon and his family were in Key Biscayne, Fla., for the Easter period, but the White House provided a woman dressed in a furry, white Easter bunny costume to chat with the children. There was entertainment by the U.S. Army band and the Emmett Kelley Jr. "All-star Circus." and 75mm recoilless rifle fire late Monday and early today, but no casualties or damage was reported. The reports said U.S. Fill fighter - bombers and OVIO armed reconnaissance planes pounded the suspected rebel gun positions. American warplanes last week began striking around Tal^hmau and the raids there are among the closest ever flown to Phnom Penh. The sources said the stepped- up air strikes were aimed at softening Communist positions for a planned government counterattack against well fortified rebel forces operating around Phnom Penh. But they did not say when the government push would begin. The Communists have severed all of Phnom Penh's supply lines and a convoy of eiglit supply ships had to weather a hail of rebel gunfire Monday to sail up the Mekong River from South Vietnam to the besieged capital. Rocket- propelled grenades damaged two of the ships, killed one crewman and wounded three. Today's sir raids again shattered the pre-dawn calm around Phnom Penh and jolted many of the city's two million residents from their ^ sleep. Windows rattled and buildings shuddered throughout the 2 a.m.-to-6 a.m. strikes. ROUGH RIDER - Frank Brito, one of the two surviving members of Teddy Roosevelt 's famed Rough Riders, died Sunday at a nursing home in El Paso, Tex. Born in Pinos Altos, N. M., the former Rough Rider was 95 years old. He is shown in a 1970 file photo. Hanoi Accused Of 'Inexcusable' Peace Violations WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States accused North Vietnam Tuesday of inexcusable violations of the peace agreements, including illegal movement of 30,000 men and 400 tanks into South Vietnam. Hanoi also was accused [formally of conducting a campaign of terror, assassination and political obstruction. The United States rejected as "utterly groundless" North Vietnamese allegations in mid- jApril of American violations and said Hanoi's attitude was justification for the United States to suspend its observance of the peace agreements in whole or in part. The U.S. charges were contained in' a lengthy diplomatic note dated April 20. It was dispatched last weekend to the International Conference on Vietnam. I The State Department made public the note following a charge in New York on Monday by President Nixon's chief foreign affairs adviser, Henry A. Kissinger, that North Vietnam had engaged in systematic and cynical violations of the end-the-war settlement. Kissinger was the chief U.S. negotiator of the peace agreements. The note said North Vietnam had sent to South Vietnam 400 tanks and armored vehicles, 30O artillery pieces and "vast quantities of ammunition and vehicles" in violation of the arrangements since they took effect Jan 28. It also said Hanoi had moved 127 ,000 tons of military supplies through the demilitarized zone I to South Vietnam and 26,000 Itons into Laos. Philippine Fighting Flares MANILA (UPI) - President Ferdinand E. Marcos said today his martial law government is fighting a rebel force in the southern Philippines estimated at about 20,000 men equipped with modem arms supplied by foreign sources. Speaking on nationwide radio and television, Marcos left no doubt that an active rebellion was under way in the predominantly Moslem provinces on Mindanao island.. He said insurgency in Mindanao was a centuries-old problem dating back to the Spanish and American co)onial rule in the Philippines, although "in the recent past, the violence that has attended this problem became a real danger to the republic because external elements had exploited the situation, apparently for selfish purposes." Although Marcos did not cite 5 any casualty figui'es, the chief of the national police, Brig. iGen. Fidel V. Ramos, said last 'week government troops had I killed more than 1,700 insurgents since last Sept. 23. He said 84 government forces had died. Marcos said nulitary evidence showed the rebels had Belgian, British and German j automatic rifles in addition to grenade launchers, claymore mines and mortars.

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