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1 4 I Gdmflitiitliiti Showers Tonight r Stormy High 75-80 .4 ll«ft#f Pim»piip$r GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — MONDAY, APRIL 30, 1973 7 PRtCE TEN CENTS Nixon y * At- G. liiLliilJ-:.'!:'; Richird G. KleffldicMt H. R. Haldeman 1- WASHINGTON (UPl) - torney Genefdl Richard Kffendienst and three trusted White House aldes-H R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman and Johir. 'iV. Dean III—were swept out 6t office today by the Watergate bugging scandal. A statement by Nixon, released by White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, ;3aid all four submitted their resignations, which were accepted by the President. Nixon immediately flamed Defense Secretary Elliot L. Richardson to succeed Kleindienst, and the President arranged to make a nationwide broadcast tonight at 9 p^m. EDT. The resignations of Kleindienst, Ehrlichnian and Haldeman were submitted to Tonight at 8:00 WASHINGTON (UPI)-President Nixon will deliver a nationwide broadcast tonight at 9 p.m. E!DT from the White House on the Watergate scandal, it was announced t the Ziegler read ment from Nixon ay. voluntarily. Nixon requested Dean's resignation. h The White House announcement said Richardson, who took over as head of the Pentagon only in January, would take full command of the Justice Department's investigation of the break-in and bugging of Democratic headquarters at the Watergate June 17. announce- that the President had accepted the resignations of his two ''closest friends and trusted assistants," Haldeman and Eltrlichman, and wished to emohasize that 'neither emphasize should be seen as evidence of wrongdoing." "Any such assumption would be unfair and unfounded," the Nixon statement said. The President was absent from Washington at his Camp David, ' Md., mountaintop retreat—where for the past four days he has deliberated his Watergate options. He left it to Ziegler to announce the resignations. Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Dean have been members of the Nixon staff since he came F to the White llouse. Kleifldienst also is a long-tjme Nixon supporter who last year succeeded John N. Mitchell as attorney general, Mitchell's name has been linked recently with Watergate disclosures in the newspapers. The President conferred at Camp. David with Haldeman and Ehrlichman at their request, Ziegler said. He also met with Kleindienst, Richardson and Leonard Garment, a special White House consultant that Nixon designated to succeed Dean as acting legal counsel. The resignations came amid See 'Attorney' (Continued on Page 2) f John D. Ehrlichman John W. Dean III Brezhnev (UP I) WASHINGTON Presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger will fly to Moscow later tW* week foB talks with Leoitii' I. Breimv, Soviet CAiSiunist Party leader, it was learned today. R el i a b 1 e administration • I j^uld sources leaye Soviet officials. The talks are expectied >to last four or five days. Kissinger, President Nixon's chief foreign policy adviser, js expected to lay the ground for Brezhnev's trip to Washington, expected b) take place in late June. The agenda for Kissinger's with Russian include nuclear conversations leaders will arms limitations, mutual reductions of troops in Europe and trade relations as continuation of improved of B F J ve wiretapping of Democratic Na- today tional headquarters and the an alleged subsequent efforts by HURON, Ohio (UPI) Democratic governors are considering making appeal on national television for White House officials to cover appointment of an impartial up. prosecutor to pursue the it would propose selection of Watergate case. a prosecutor to head the The plan was brought to a investigation. He would have no two-day meeting of the gover-connection with the Justice nors' caucus by National Department, which is now Comniittee Chairman Robert coordinating the probe. Strauss^e wants one of the 31 Democratic governors to speak -Soviet part of ^a cor improvement of relations. The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has be^n withcut an ambassador 'since Jan. 24 when Jacob West German Chancellor A Chancellor talks with President Nixon on U.S.-European relations and welcoming him upon his arrival at Dulles International Air- the problems of co-existence with the Communist Nations. D. Bean left a^ter resigning the Washington, D .C. Brandt is here for two days of post. UNIFAX for the party in a paid television broadcast. Strauss said he had no candidate for the job as spokesman, but as chairman of the governors' caucus, Gov. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas was considered a prime possibility. Strauss launched his trial balloon as 16 of the governors gathered at a resort lodge, on the Lake Erie shore, officially to discuss President Nixon's budget, revenue sharing and the energy crisis. But the informal talks at the r conference centered on Watergate, and most governors expected some pronouncement to come out of the meeting. The theme of the TV broadcast, costing $70,000 for 15 minutes on one network, would be a call BARK The denly has become a real problem for the Bark River^ Harris School District in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. But school adnunistrators say they wouldn't be too strict on students or faculty who may show up for school today an hour late — or an hour early. Half the school district is ip Memominee County, which is on Central Time. But the other half is in Delta County, which as of Sunday is on Eastern Daylight Time. **It's a little confusing all rigiit." School Supt. Floyd Del Bello admitted Sunday. He said the school board plans to hold an emergency session Tuesday night to chscuss the time of day. Del Bello said although the school itself is in Menominee County, most of the 500 children in the district live \e Delta County side. for special education, nursing and vocational education, is in Delta County. The problem arose after Michigan voters decided last November to put the state back on Daylight Saving Time after going without for several years. After the election, Menominee and three other Upper Peninsula counties that adjoin Wisconsin petitioned the federal government to go permanently on Central Time because of close trade ties with that state. Permission was granted just two weeks ago. That meant while the rest of the state was setting clocks ahead one hour during the weekend when the nation goes on Dayligtit Saving, residents of the four U-P Counties left their timepieces alone. Del Bello said although school officials are ianticipat- ing a lot of confusion for the first couple of weeks, they probably will stick with Eastern Daylight Time. sssssssssBsassss Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 30 PAGES Abingdon 25 Amusement 6 Building - J- 23 Bushneil —- 7 Classified Ads ..26-27-28*29 Comics-Radio 22 Editorial — 4 Galva 7 Hospital Notes 15 Knoxvillc 25 Markets 24 Monmouth 20 Obituary „ 15 Sports 18-19 Weather - - 2 Women in the News ..8-9 a disclosure of for complete the facts about last June's burglary and Strauss hoped to get endorsement of the proposal here before presenting it to congressional Democrats. Not all the governors agree. Georgia Qov. Jimmy Carter said there were enough investigators now working to bring out the facts. Carter drafted a resolution that would deplore the episode, praise Nixon for announcing he would get to the bottom of it, and declare that the entire situation was a demonstration that the American system "has worked to ensure that the truth will come out and that justice will be served." Gov. John Gilligan of Ohio drafted a resolution which would put the Democrats on record as opposing the President's special revenue sharing proposals until state governments are given a stronger role in drafting the new systems. CARTER CHOSEN — Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter was named chairman of the 1974 Democratic National Committee's campaign committee. The appointment was made by Democratic National Chairman Robert StrausS at the Democratic Governors Caucus meeting in Huron^ Ohio. In California Cops Battle Rock Youths STOCKTON. Calif. (UPI) Police firing teargas' and plastic riot bullets battled thousands of youths who fought back with rocks, bottles and bricks Sunday during a rock music concert at a baseball field. Police Capt. Lester Novaresi said 27 policemen were injured. One officer suffered a broken fist, another a possible concussion and another a broken leg, he said. Officers arrested more than 80 persons on charges ranging from disturbing the peace and carrying a concealed weapon to drug violations. There were 56 adults arrested and 35 juveniles. Novaresi estimated the crowd inside the ballpark at 22,000 and there '*were several thousand outside." Officers said there were numerous arrests for drug violations throughout the day and toward the end of the concert the crowd outside started throwing wine bottles at police. When officers fought back with teargas the spectators inside threw bottles from the grandstand at police on the other side of the stadium wall, Novaresi said. ^ • k •t i 1 X OSes Tax Increase Millionaires The WASHINGTON (UPI) administration today proposed an $800 million increase in the tax liabUity of the very rich, designed to prevent millionaires from escaping taxation. Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz advanced the White House's tax reform proposal in a long-awaited appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee. His pian fell far short of proposals advanced by liberals. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D-Maine, for example, seeks to raise the taxes paid by business and tl^e wealthy by $18 billion, and the AFIXJIO has offered a $29 billion tax reform plan. But Schultz, briefing newsmen, said such plans destroy the incentive to invest and could act as a brake on economic growth. Schultz' plan would also: New Incentive Created --Create a new tax incentive to spur domestic oil exploration. Taxpayers searching for domestic oil or gas wells could subtract up to 12 per cent of their costs from federal taxes. The Treasury would lose an estimated $50 million. Liberals were likely to attack tiiis idea as creating a new loophole. —Permit parents earning under $18,000 to get a refund or subtract from the taxes they owe, up to $200 a year, for each child attending a private or parochial grade or high school. This tax credit would lose $450 million a year for the Treasury. —Give $500 million in tax relief to moderate-income people over 65. They would be eligible for a tax credit — a substrac- tion from taxes owed or a refund — of up to $500 a year for property taxes which amount to more than 5 per cent of their annual income. Tenants would consider 15 per cent of their rent as going for property taxes. —Offer municipalities and states a federal subsidy equal to 30 per cent of their interest costs if they choose to float bonds paying taxable interest. Such bonds are now all tax exempt and some millionaires escape taxes by deriving all their income from such bonds. Schultz told reporters his plan would reduce to '*close to zero*' the number of high-income individuals able to manipulate their income so as to wind up owing the government nothing. They numbered 106 in 1970 and 72 in 1971. Some Still Would Escape Some still would escape taxes by buying bonds he said, but the reforms would make it harder for **smart lawyers em- V 4 V ployed at high fees'* to discover other legal ways to avoid taxes, Tax shelters are created, Shultz said, when tax incentives — preferential treatment written into the law to induce investments in socially desirable areas — are distorted to shelter income which would otherwise be subject to taxation at the regular rate. He said the reforms he proposed would limit such tax incentives to those who invest in the sheltered areas for a living. Those who invest only for the t tax savings would be left out, he said. Under the concepts, would be new everyone generally taxed at normal, graduated rates on at least one-half his income. This would be the case even if the bulk of his income comes from sheltered sources, such as capital gains or oil investments. Shultz said his plans would have a ^'neutral" impact on the government^' revenue, neither increasing nor decreasing the over-all total it collects. I i

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