Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on April 25, 1973 · Page 1
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, April 25, 1973
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e • mftfifft MtwMii vTl. MifiMlt. rBljHin Mi MlM«tie,«llW« Ml Ilk* Otikli IMM PMd Qalesburg J^^ster-Msa) Chance of Showers Low Tonight Mid lOi Warmef Thursday High Mid 60s VOLUME LXXXII — 98 GALESBURG, ILL 61401 — WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Vixon Reported Angry, Staff Shake-Up Near ' ••;!";* iiiv- |i '§ WASHINGTON (UP I) President Nixon, described as "very angry" because his second administration's image has been tarnished by the Watergate case, was reported near a decision today on a major staff shakeup as fresh reports surfaced of possible White House involvement. Administration sources gave the "very angry" description of Nixon's attitude, although he made Easter weekend telephone calls from Florida to some top aides whose names have been mentioned in allegations of planning or coverup of the bugging plot. "The important thing," White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said, "it to get to the bottom of the Watergate. The President intends to do that." With Nixon now conducting his own, personal investigation of how much White House staffers were involved in the scandal, these were among developments: —The New York Times said summaries of transcripts of some bugged telephone conversations at Democratic headquarters at the Watergate were sent regularly to the White House.; The Times account quotifli federal investigators said %he identity was not learned of who received the reports at the White House. —The Washington Star-News, a Nixon supporter in both 1968 and 1972, published a lengthy editorial calling on Nixon to fire immediately staff members — including his closest aides — who were involved in any way in the Watergate. —The Washington Post said the Nixon re-election organization spent $8,400 in campaign funds last year —more than half of it for an ad in the New York Times purporting to be a citizens' expression of support for the administration —to give a "distorted view" of alleged public backing of the President's order last May to mine Haiphong harbor. —A lawyer hired by Nixon's top two aides, H.R. Haldeman and John D, Erllchman — whose names have been mentioned in recent days in reports suggesting they tried to help cover up the Watergate details after the break-in —visited the White House for the second straight day this morning. He is John J. Wilson. NiXon met with Wilson last week but the lawyer said he was "absolutely not" providing legal counsel to the President. —The grand jury investigating tlie Watergate, which expects to hear testimony shortly from White House legal counsel John W, Dean —the White House staff member most frequently mentioned in reports of alleged high level ** Smoke rises from an Amoco Production Co. well that was drilled Monday to burn off gas, relieving pressure that has caused gas eruptions in the ground around Williamsburg, Burning Gas Well Mich. The eruptions have caused 64 families to be evacuated from the town, and the area has been sealed off. (Story on page 20:) UNIFAX Daylight Sunday WASHINGTON (UPI) - It's that time again-Daylight Saving Time, that is. It arrives Sunday, meaning you'll need to turn the clock ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night, 'y? The time change officially takes effect at 2 a; n».; Sunday. It stays in effect until Sunday, Oct. 28. The crazy quilt of unsynchronized clocks ;|^hich once plagued the nation has all but vanlshedi ^ij,. Under the Unifonii Time'Aciiof 1966, all stated &re required to observe Daylight Savirjg Time-unless a legislature votes to exempt a state. Arizona and Hawaii took advantage of the loophole and do hot observe daylight time. In Indiana, part of. the state Will not change cl^^ Indiana is divided by a time zone boundary which leaves oart of the state in the eastern time zone and part in the central zone. Until last year a state could exempt itself from daylight time only if the exemption covered the entire state. But the law was amended recently to allow a state divided by a time zone boundary to exempt one part of the state from Daylight Saving Time. Indiana will observe Eastern Standard Time in one portion of the state and Central Daylight Saving Time in the other. Where to Find It i SECTIONS 44 PAGES Abingdon 38 Hospital Notes 11 Amusement 6 Knoxville 38 Bushnell 17 Markets .. 37 Classified Ads ..40-41-4^43 Comics-Radio 33 Editorial ..: 4 Food Section ...23-32 Galva ....... 17 Monmouth 20 Obituary 11 Sports 35-36 Weather 2 Women In the News 13-14-15 Giant Parake^ Eye Farms if SPRINGFIELD CUPI)-As rains, floods and rail car shortages weren't ei^ough, Illinois farmers now have to fear giant South American parakeets. The birds, known as monk parakeets, can cause substantial damage to com and other grain crops if they congregate in large enough numbers. The state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday, they have been seen in Illinois. Like pet shop varieties, the monk parakeets have long bluish-green tails, green bodies and blue and yellow highlights. Unlike the pet shop types, hey are the size of sniall hawks. Originally imported from South America as pets, some of the birds escaped and began multiplying to form wild flocks, state Agriculture Director Robert Williams said. The flocks have been sighted in other states and recently have been seen in Illinois, although the department will not specify where the sighting took place for fear of adverse public reaction. Since the birds will attack growing corn, millet, sorghum, sunflowers and fruit, the department regards them as a possible pest threat and vestigating eradication grams, Williams said. k ?muf..- Il -„.;ii« lil.Hli I. .1 ''''i}Hil ''hiifni'iii |(lM 'Hlli llll!!' John MitcheU Mitchell Witness In Jury Probe NEW YORK (UPI) - For- is in- pro- Returning to Paris WASHINGTON (UPI) Presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho, who negotiated January's Vietnam cease-fire agreement, will meet next month to discuss violations of the accord, the White House announced today. The announcement of plans for the Paris meeting came a day after the United States formally accused North Vietnam of "numerous and extremely serious violations" in South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia since the cease-fire went into effect and of preparing to open new infiltration routes into South Vietnam. The United States at the same time rejected as "utterly groundless" Hanoi's charges that the Nixon administration and South Vietnam were guilty of "flagrant violation" of the settlement. The White House said arrangements for the Kissinger- Tho session would be set up at Paris meeting later this week between William Sullivan, deputy U.S, assistant secretary of state for Asian affairs, and North Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach. Sullivan and Thach will confer in Paris Friday morning "to prepare a review of the implementation of the Paris agreement and of appropriate measures to bring about the strict implementation pf the agreement," Presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said. Kissinger and Tho last met in Hanoi Feb. 10-17 for what were described as talks aimed at reconstruction of Indochina and possible U.S. aid toward that effort. Since then, President Nixon has expressed deep concern several times about Hanoi's willingness to live up to terms of the Jan. 27 cease-fire pact and the U.S. charges against North Vietnam Tuesday were seen as a major effort to bring about compliance. As for the upcopiing talks, Ziegler said "We are not going to participate in this process for the purpose of recriminations." Diplomatic sources had said American officials were in contact with North Vietnam to try to find out whether Hanoi's leaders would respect the cease-fire agreement. mer Attorney General John N. Mitchell said he had "fully, freely and frankly" answered all questions raised Tuesday by a federal grand jury probing a secret contribution to a Nixon campaign fund allegedly linked to the Watergate case. Mitchell, who said he appeared before the grand jury voluntarily, would not divulge details of his testimojiy. He seemed dismayed by the swarm of reporters and spectators who surrounded him outside the U.S. District Court and made only the briefest replies to the reporters' questions. Queried about the possibility of being recalled by the grand jury, MitcheU said, "I expect not...I hope not." The grand jury is investigating a $200,000 contribution made by New Jersey financier Robert Vesco in April 1972 to the Committee to Re-elect the President when Mitchell was Nixon's campaign manager. Vesco was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission at the time. The contribution was made three days after the effective date of a new federal law requiring disclosure of such contributions to the General Accounting Office. The $200,000 and an additional $50,000 donation made by Vesco were returned to the financier earlier this year by Nixon's re-election committee. Last November, the SEC filed a suit against Vesco and 40 others alleging misuse of $224 million in assets of four foreign mutual funds managed by lOS Ltd., a firm headed by Vesco. According to a Washington newspaper report, the $200,000, in $100 bil)|S, was put into a safe in the office of Stans, the Nixon campaign finance chairman following a number of meetings involving Stans, Mitchell and a Vesco representative. knowledge of the bugging — apparently was not in session today. —Sen. Robert J. Dole, R- Kan., former GOP national chairman, said Nixon "was not involved and ought not to be implicated in the Watergate" while Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., said the "harshest indictment of the President is that he created a mood and environment where his closest advisers felt that what they did was proper." Administration sources said Nixon probably would announce staff changes —possibly including departure of some of his (Continued on Page 39) McCord Tells How Meeting Was Planned WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Watergate affair followed a discussion m the office of former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, was cleared through the White House and was set up so Mitchell later could deny involvement, the grand jury investigating the case has been told. Mitchell told United Press International in a telephone interview late Tuesday that his "conscience is clear" and he does not expect to be indicted in the Watergate scandal. James W. McCord Jr., security coordinator for the Nixon campaign and one of the men arrested inside Democratic headquarters at the Watergate last June 17, provided the grand jury with a two-page memorandum describing what McCord said he was told by coconspirator G. Gordon Liddy on how the operation was planned. The memo was among grand jury testimony and documents obtained by columnist Jack Anderson. It was made available by Anderson to UPI Tuesday. The evidence given by McCord on this subject was second-hand and sometimes third-hand. However, government prosecutors reportedly have verified it from other sources. According to McCord's account of what Liddy told him, the "pros and cons of various bugging type operations" were discussed at a meeting held in February 1972 in the Justice Department office of, Mitchell, who was then attorney general. Mitchell left that job in March 1972 and because Nixon's campaign manager. Present were Mitchell, Liddy, White House counsel John W. Dean III and former White House aide Jeb Stuart Magruder, who became deputy i (Continued on Page 39) Cambodian Council ^Searches for Peace' Cheug Heng PHNOM PENH (UI'I) President Lon Nol said today he had formed a ruling High Political Council with three "old friends" to unify Cambodia and end the war. As he did so, the military situation worsened and U.S. fighter- bombers could be seen striking Communist units just across the Mekong River from Phnom Penh. Lon Nol has been under U.S. pressure to broaden his government so that negotiations could get underway on a cease-fire in Cambodia, the only Indochina country where none exists. But deposed Prince Norodom Siha­ nouk and the Communists have said they will never negotiate with the Lon Nol regime. Lon Nol Tuesday night announced the formation of a new government which he said would be dedicated to a "search for peace." He said the National Assembly would be suspended for six months effective immediately and its duties undertaken by the High Political Council. Joining Lon Nol in the new government were Gen. Sirik Matak, leader of the coup which overthrew Sihanouk; In Tarn, former chairman of the National Assembly, and Cheung Heng, who served as chief of state after the 1970 coup. Sihanouk regards all four as his bitter enemies. The announcement made no mention of Gen. Lon Non, the president's brother who is generally regarded as the power behind the scenes. The three members of the council saidj they would not work with Lonl Nol unless he got rid of his' brother; Lan Nol subsequently announced that Lon Non would i make a trip to Washington. American planes this afternoon bombed along the east bank of the Mekong River where the villages of Arey Ksach and Svay Chrum opposite downtown Phnom Penh were infiltrated during the night by the Communists. Hundreds of persons in the capital lined the river bank to watch the raids less than two miles away. Military spokesmen said the Communists were driven out and the villages remained in government hancjs. Major Communist units have been reported as close as five miles from dowtown Phnom Penh and B52s have carried out their heaviest raids of the Cambodian war in this general | area. The thunderous explo-: sions of the carpet bombing has jarred Phnom Penh residents awake night after night. I The heaviest fighting reported today was at the village of Prek Tapeo, 11 miles south of Phnom Penh. Government troops trying to push further south from the village ran into heavy rebel resistance and were forced to withdraw, field reports said. U.S. jet fighter-bombers were called in two hours later to strike the rebel positions in the area along Highway 1. Lon Nol made his "end the war" remarks to newsmen on a quick two-hour morale-boosting flying visit to Kampot, a province capital about 55 miles south of Phnom Penh near the Gulf of Thailand. He also told them that "Phnom Penh is not yet besieged." Another 200-truck convoy loaded with supplies for Phom Penh rumbled into the capital today after a successful 134- mile trip up Highway 4 from the deep water port of Kompong Som (formerly Siha- noukville). It was the second major convoy to reach Phnom Penh since Saturday along the highway. On Monday six fuel tankers and two cargo ships sailed into Phnom Penh on the Mekong, bringing badly needed gasoline. The trip to Kampot by the 59- year-old Lon Nol was seen as a move to boost the confidence of the 15,000 residents of Kampot in the government. There has been heavy fighting in the area recently and some 5,000 government troops have been thrown into the fight to save the city. During his trip to Kampot,! Lon Nol referred to the three j men as "niy old friends" and, .said they would work to| "relieve" the critical situation which <;.\isls in Cambodia. In a brief speech later, the six-star general said, "The high pohtical council was created to unify high political personaUties and to fight against the Cambodian rebels for the last stage." He charged that North Vietnamese forces were trying to capture areas along the gulf of Thailand so they could bring supplies into Cambodia by ship. Rebel troops last week seized the town of Kep, only 12 miles southeast of Kampot. The four-man ruling council was working today on selecting a new cabinet but no early announcement of the group was expected. Maj. Moul Khleng, miUtary commander in the region, said rebel troops had been hit hard this week by American warplanes including B52 bombers. Lon Nol

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