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Heme Paptr tt. 70 Communities Fair Tonight LOW 50-56 Fair Sunday High 75-80 A Better ISempaper VOLUME LXXXII — .1.19 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1973 PRICE TEN GENTS F • p •*~%4. Former Nixon's Unsaid WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former White House aide John Caulfield claims he did not invoke President Nixon's name when he offered Watergate conspirator James W. McCord executive clemency and other help to keep his mouth shut, the Washington Sbar-News said today. McCord, testifying at Friday's nationally televised hearing of the Senate Watergate Committee, claimed Caulfield told him Nixon was aware that Caulfield and McCord were holding clandestine meetings, and said he might bring McCord a personal message from the President. The White House Friday 'Wijj!"' 11 1 ill 11 111! 1'IHl'lifflteii Soviet 's Brezhnev, Germany 's Brandt Brezhnev f Brandt Sign 10-Year Economic Pact BONN (UPI) — Soviet Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev today signed a 10- year economic pact with West Germany and stepped laughing into the public limelight with a champagne glass in his hand. Half a mile from the televised signing ceremonies, about 1,000 German Christians marched silently in mock prison garb with placards reading "Free Soviet Christians.". Economic Cooperation Brezhnev and Chancellor Willy Brandt began the second of their five days of talks by signing the far-reaching agreement on economic cooperation in the Foreign Ministry treaty room. Lesser officials signed agreements calling for more intensive cultural exchanges, and permitting West Germany's commercial airline, Lufthansa, to overfly Siberia to and from Japan. In opening speeches during the first day of Brezhnev's visit, both sides stressed they were striving for peaceful coexistencein these agreements. Protestors Hidden The * strongest police force ever mustered in Bonn protected the dignitaries from even glimpsing about 1,000 men and women who marched through the capital bearing banners demanding "Peaceful Coexistence for Soviet Christians." Brezhnev was meeting German industrialists and bankers later to outline his ideas for economic cooperation. A first major joint project probably will be the West German construction of a steel works in Kursk, to cost about $1.05 billion, with a capacity to produce three million -tons of steel and five million tons of pellets annually. Brezhnev's idea is for capitalist countries including the United States to invest in modern plants in the Soviet Union to process its treasure house of raw materials. Mos cow would repay the Western loans with the produce of these plants. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES Abingdon ~ 8 Amusement 5 Bushnell 5 Churches .6-7 Classified Ads 17-18-19-20-21 Comics-Radio — 15 Editorial 4 5 Hospital Notes 11 Knoxville — . 8 Markets 22 Monmouth '.. . 8 Obituary — . 11 Sports _ 13-14 Weather 2 Women In The News . . 3 denied Nixon had any knowledge of the McCord-Caulfield meetings, and the Star-News said today that Caulfield backed up that position in secret testimony already given to the grand jury investigating the break-in and bugging of Democratic headquarters in the Watergate. After McCord's testimony Friday Caulfield admitted meeting with McCord but said his recollection did not jibe with the testimony in all respects. And he did not say whether the President knew of or authorized the meetings. Caulfield, 44, a former New York City policeman now with the Treasury Department, said he is eager to tell his own version when he takes the stand Tuesday at the Senate Watergate hearing. But legal experts say that Caulfield risks criminal indictment if he swears— as McCord insisted—that he sought to obstruct justice by promising McCord executive clemency in exchange for silence on the bugging conspiracy. McCord Rejects Entreaties McCord, already convicted in the plot, testified Friday he rejected the entreaties he received during secret meetings with Caulfield in a parked car overlooking the Potomac last January—the same time he was on trial for the June 17 burglary at the Watergate offices of the Democratic national committee. He said Caulfield told him: ~ "The President 's ability to govern is at stake. Another Teapot Dome scandal is possi ble and the, government may fall. Everybody else is on track but you. . 5,200 Mile Bike Trip Bob Kennedy, 17, of suburban Cicero, 111., has his 10-speed bicycle ready and his camping gear packed as he checks the route he will take on his 5,200-mile bike trip from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami Beach, Fla. Bob will fly to Anchorage Monday to begin the trip which he hopes to complete in mid-September. He considers the trip, which he's making for pledges to the American Cancer Society, the "ultimate in idealism and challenge." UNIFAX Guerrillas Hijack Venezuelan A irliner MEXICO CITY (UPI) — AJtime,^the! pirates, armed withl The plane sat isolated at the Poisonous Gases Fill Skylab Cabin Symington Says President Must Have Known Truth WASHINGTON (UPI) - Several congressional committees have received 11 new documents which, according to Sen. Stuart Symington, (make it harder to "visualize" that President Nixon knew nothing about White House efforts to involve the CIA in a cover-up of the Watergate scandal. Symington, D-Mo., said Friday that CIA Deputy Director I Vernon Walters had submitted copies of 11 typewritten memo­ randums on contacts between the White House and the CIA involving the Watergate and Pentagon Papers cases. The documents came to light as former White House aides H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, John W. Dean III and David Young were invited to testify before two committees. The papers were "highly significant," Symington said, but he refused to disclose their contents. Symington, acting chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the memos make it "even more difficult for me to visualize that the President knew nothing about it." CIA officials already have testified that they aided Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt in preparing another burglary. I HOUSTON (UPI) - Flight controllers today tried to dump possible poisonous gases from the cabin of the orbiting Skylab space station and repressuwze it with fresh oxygen and nitrogen. The action was taken to make sure Skylab will have a safe atmosphere when astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz fly up Friday to try to fix the ship's overheating and electrical power problems. The toxic gases apparently were generated by the 110- degree plus temperatures the Skylab cabin was subjected to earlier this week. Engineers believe this heat may have caused foam insulation and possibly other materials to give off gases, polluting, the cabin. A NASA spokesman said flight directors started venting the contaminated cabin atmosphere Friday afternoon and stopped early today when the force of the exhausted gases turned the nose of Skylab to the right. At the time the venting stopped, pressure had dropped in the cabin from 5 pounds per square inch to 2.3 pounds. Once all the gas is evacuated from Skylab, the cabin will be filled with fresh oxygen and nitrogen. Engineers said the problem was not expected to arise again because the temperatures in Skylab have since dropped. The three astronauts, meanwhile, tried out hastily-built tools they will use to shade the spacecraft and attempt to free a jammed power generating wing. They plan to fly to Huntsville, Ala., Sunday to practice underwater where they float as if th'ey were in weightless space. hijacked Venezuelan airliner landed at Mexico City airport today, carrying four armed leftist guerrillas who threatened to blow up the craft and 37 persons on board unless 79 Venezuelan political prisoners were freed. A spokesman for the Venezuelan government here said the demands would not be met. The plane touched down at 8:37 a.m. after a nearly three- hour flight from Merida, the capital of the Yucatan. The twin-engined Convair 580, owned by the state-run Avensa Airlines of Venezuela, spent 4% hours in Merida. During that grenades and revolvers, refusedIinternational airport here as to allow the 32 passengers and(officials awaited the guerril- five crew members to leave. "We'll blow the plane sky high if the police come near," they warned over the raidio. The guerrillas seized the craft while on a domestic flight over the Andes mountains in Venezuela Friday. They said they eventually planned to force the plane to Cuba. The guerrilla group, identified by the Venezuelan political police as members of the leftwing "Point Zero" group, freed five passengers during a stopover in Panama City, leaving 32 passengers and a crew of five on the plane. Ias's next move. "They have refused to answer our requests for the passengers to be released," Yucatan state governor Carlos Loret De Mola said in Merida shortly after the plane landed. In Mexico City, Venezuelan Embassy spokesman Humberto Rumbos said, "We hope there is no tragedy in Merida, but if there is it will be the guerrillas* fault." "We do not accept their petition," Rumbos said. He said he had informed Mexican Foreign Minister Emilio Rabasa of the Venezuelan decision and said the "ball is now in Mexico's court." Cox Choice as Prosecutor Praised WASHINGTON (UPI) - Attorney General-designate Elliot L. Richardson's choice of Archibald Cox as special Watergate prosecutor was widely praised in the Senate today, but several senators want to question both, of them about how much independence Cox will have. After several persons turned him down, Richardson Friday announced the selection of Cox, 61, Harvard law professor and the Kennedy administration's solicitor general. "Archie Cox—he's my old law professor! I had him for labor law," exclaimed Samuel Dash, chief counsel for the Senate's select Watergate investigating committee. "I've known him for years," Dash said. "He has the highest integrity and is one of the most scholarly men. I think Archibald Cox is a man of complete independence and integrity." They'll Testify Monday Richardson and Cox will testify . Monday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Richardson's nomination has been bottled up because of a dispute over how much independence the special prosecutor ought to have. "He will determine to what extent he will keep informed and he will determine when—if at all—he will consult me," Richardson said at a news conference in the Pentagon, wliere he still is serving as defense secretary. In Boston, which is also Richardson's hometown, Cox said the proposed guidelines "permit sufficient independence to do the job right, and I'm confident that whatever else I do, I shall be independent." He said he intended that "it will be up to me" as to whether he will keep Richardson abreast of his Watergate investigation. Cox, who also was Richardson's law professor, predicted the Watergate case might take as long as 18 months to complete. He added that he intended to appoint someone "more experienced in prosecuting" to help him, but gave no indication wlio that would be. Must Restore Confidence "Somehow we must restore the confidence in the honor, integrity and decency of government, and this is a major part as I see it of that task," he said. "I'm not sure that anyone can do the job the way it should be done." Cox was praised by Sens. Robert C. Byrd, of West Virginia, the Assistant Democratic leader; Philip A. Hart of Michigan, Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts; Birch Bayh of Indiana; and John V. Tunney of California, all members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. All had criticized Richardson for saying he would give the special prosecutor "full authority" over Watergate but keep "ultimate authority" over him. Runaivay Racer This harness racer obviously doesn't like dogs. During a recent practice session at Rosecroft Raceway, Oxen Hill, Md., the horse broke out of the stable area and bolted down the track with a barking dog at his heels. The driverless racer finally stopped/ alter one circuit of the track. UNIFAX

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