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.1 t U I f I % Galesburg Register-Moil, Galesburg Monday, June 4, 1973 at of By MICHAEL JOHNSON (Assistant to the Editor) U.S. Son. Charles H. Percy, B-I1L, predicted Saturday night that the Watergate scandal will continue to get worse unless the executive branch of government, "lays everything out on ihe .table for everyone to see." Speaking at a news conference before he addressed the 344 graduates of Knox College hero, Percy said, "there seems to be no end in. sight to Watergate and every day we think it can't get worse and then it docs get worse. ... We shouldn't be afraid that the American people can't take the truth. We can stand the truth no matter how chilling it is. . . Percy, one of the most vocal Republican critics of the Nixon administration's failure to detail Ihe events surrounding the attempt to bug Democratic Na* lional Headquarters in the Watergate complex last summer, concentrated his commencement address on the scandal. Many of those who attended the commencement exercises in the college gymnasium gave the GOP senator a standing ovation following his remarks. He was interrupted six times by plause during the address. The Illinoisan, who told the ap- sludents he once applied to Knox for aid to attend the college, used strong language to describe his impressions of the Watergate affair and the need for President Nixon to speak out. "There is only one antidote for this poisonous situation," the senator declared, "massive dosis of the truth." Labeling the scandal a crisis of unparalleled proportions, he said, "It would be best for the nation and for the future of this administration if the leadership in the effort to get at the truth came from the top, from the White House, rather than being drag­ ged out piecemeal by investi-tabout, and (has no request for, gatory bodies or the press. "We must know the whole truth about Watergate and its allied abuses. Nothing less will I National do if we are to be successful in the American political process because the Republican National Committee nor th6 Democratic Committee could restoring confidence in our governmental system and in purifying our political system." At the press conference on Asked to compare ihe Water- never, under tine processes under which they operate, have gotten by with such a dastardly act as that," he insisted. • * * the Knox campus here, Percy said the American people should not underestimate the serious* ness of the Watergate incidents, nor should they consider those incidents the norm. senator i don't tfhink we've ever had I in American political history a scandal of the dimensions of ' 1 Anyone who says mis JS politics fas usual knows nothing (purpose this Watergate. The scandal Teapot Dome * • • was purely for Mic Watergate, smd all of Its Implications, Js a- subversion of the whole Democratic process and of course it is a travesty against the Bill of Rights and •Hie ConstitaitAon and everything that we WMeve in." Optimistic Note Percy ended his remarks to tilic Knox students on an optimistic note. ft toessed 1 i stration of the fundamental trength of Our institutions," he Which have shown their Hie said, vigor and in Tine system rtf justice has proven itself flexible enough to resist subversion, the American press corps has responded to threats to its freedom with a performance that embellishes its proud history, and the flow of excessive power to the executive branch has been reversed, lie explained. "In essence, Watergate has taught us that the arrogant misuse of power wM not unchecked in a democratic system ^ as carefully structured as ours," Pefcy commented. During this meeting with the press, Percy was asked several questions relating to his possible candidacy for the presidential nomination in 1976. The senator reiterated what he has said innumerable times - that he is not giving it seri­ ns consideration now, but like nyone in politics, is leaving his options open. "It's more important," he said, "to look our immediate problems, and look to ihe 1974 elections." Percy 'also touched on the energy crisis and the shortage (Continued on Pago 3) rnado Like Wind Hits *ra irie Clean-Up Planning Sch — Wind of was no unusual sound. All of McFadden said patients were blown onto the highway, block- Extensive PRAIRIE CITY tornado-like force struck Prairie City late Saturday afternoon. It peeled the roof off Ihe Prairie City Nursing Home, destroyed two mobile homes and caused extensive damage to several residences. No injuries were reported. Although the storm has been referred to as a tornado, the funnel cloud and sounds which arc characteristic of tornadoes have not been reported. R a 1 p ft McFadden,- Prairie City mayor, was sitting in his home watching a ball game on TV when the storm hit. "There was no indication that a storm of that proportion a sudden, the mobile home across the street was in the middle of the highway," he said this morning. McFadden, who said his home was relatively undamaged, was less than 250 feet from the mobile home when the storm struck at 3:35 p.m. McFADDEN said a special meeting of the Prairie City Council has been called at the fire house today at 8 p.m. The council will discuss cleanup operations in the city. "Hie (public is invited, the mayor said. moved to other nursing homes art Bushnell. Canton and Galesburg, and some patients were moved to their own homes. ing it for half an hour. McFADDEN directed traffic around the obstruction until "We had a lot of volunteer state polce moved an and the help, and the evacuation went very smoothly," the mayor said today. The damaging wind and torrential rain approached the village from the southwest, and damage was confined to the northeast sector of the village. Most of the rest of this McDonough County community was left relatively untouched by -the storm. The mobile home owned by Mrs. Howard Simmons lo- thoroughfare was cleared. The second mobile home was owned by a man whom the mayor could identify only as a Mr. Shaw of Peoria. Shaw was reportedly in Wisconsin on a fishing trip. A new home being built by Don Fayhee was lifted off its foundation, as was a home owned by Mrs. Opal Heap. Mrs. Heap, who was in the home at the time the storm struck, was uninjured and was roof and water damage was also done to homes owned by Ed Sampson and Larry Schreffler. McFadden said a considerable number of outbuildings were destroyed or damaged in the storm-struck section of the village. Many structures also lost windows, he said. "OUR PARK is a mess. Fadden said crews moved in as soon as word was received r of the storm. "They were here in less than an hour," he said. The community was without power for about four hours and some phone service was restored within 2-3 hours. No estimate of the amount of damage had yet been made this morning. Trees are down all over it,", McFadden said tonight's The roof was lifted off the nursing home. The building cated across the street from reportedly staying with rela- was going to strike, and there was also damaged by water, the McFadden home was tives today. •the mayor said. He said cleanup work began soon after the storm and continued through Sunday with the aid of many volunteers. Power lines and phone service were knocked out by the punch of the storm, but Mc- ' meeting of the council was called to chart plans for restoring the village "to normal He said all residents have been invited to give their ideas on what needs to be done. "But the important thing is that no one was hurt. It's almost a miracle, he said. Hermann Muelder Named Knox College Acting Prexy The Knox College Board of Trustees today named two persons to "administer the affairs of Knox pending selection of a permanent president," according to a statement issued by Robert W. Murphy, board chairman. The board named Dr. Hermann R. Muelder as acting president, "who, along with Dr. Lewis S. Salter, executive vice president and dean of the college, will be responsible for the administration of all phases of the college program until the Presidential Search Committee has completed its report and a new.president is selected," the statement said. Muelder, currently distinguished service professor of history and professor of history on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation at Knox, graduated from Knox in 1927. He joined the Knox faculty for the 1931-32 academic year, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota in 1933, and returned to the college in 1934. He served as dean of the college 1956-57. Salter became dean of Knox College and vice president for aoademic affairs on Feb. 1, 1968. He was named executive vice president one year ago. "Under the new organization he will assume expanded responsibilities," according to the announcement. Galesburg Grads Issued Challenge Saturday Storm Causes Damage at Prairie City The mobile home of Clyde Shaw, above left, lies in ruins after it was tumbled through a backyard by winds of tornadic proportions which struck Prairie City Saturday about 3:35 p. m. An almost-completed house owned by Donald Fayhee, above right, was twisted off its foundation by the force of a storm, and the nearby residence of Larry Schreffler sustained extensive roof damage. A huge tree—one of many felled during the storm—caused damage to a residence, below left. The roof was lifted from the Prairie City Nursing Home, below right, and the building was damaged by water. Residents of the home had to be evacuated to other facilities in the area, but no injuries were reported either at the nursing home or elsewhere m the community. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Humphrey.) . v . tiLtir torn!. m|tMifm|i^iM -«*:!'i»r"N!ir !! h'ilW! f -lil it If ! mil'll' fr {!l!'HH [lN "7' " Mi :IJ-< PiM'Tji ii;..' • •. llHll'l.'i . ' A Minnesota clergyman Sunday challenged some 600 Galesburg High School graduates to "make perfect the dream of peace" during baccalaureate exercises at the school. The Rev. Leman V. Oisen- ius, who was pastor of First Lutheran Church in Galesburg in the early 1950s, addressed graduates on the topic, "To Care Is To Live." Such things as airplanes, splitting of the atom, motion pictures and machinery are good but they also can be used for evil purposes, he said. How these things are used in the future will be the responsibility of this generation, he asserted. "WE LIVE in a better world today because people cared," the speaker said, adding that free education is an example of this. "Your future will be one of dreams, dreams that can either be woven into deeds or dreams moWed into fabrics of despair," he remarked. "This generation, he said, can achieve if its gets involved from the inside." We must realize that the way we live and act is more important than our victories," he continued. The Minnesota clergyman r predicted that the 1980s would be one of famine or fixation — famine from population growth and food shortages and fixation from pollution of the earth. The next decade will be a time when something must be done about pornography — the pollution of the mind and morals of America, he said. The Rev< Mr. Olson- ius referred to the Watergate incident as evidence of political illness. "We have forgotten the spiritual aspects of life and the importance of Christ and that religion is a reason for living," he concluded. THE REV. Mr. Olsenius is now pastor of the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul, Minn. The church has more than 3,000 members — one of the largest Lutheran congregations in the nation. He is also chaplain of the Minnesota State Senate. Connie Fako, a member of the graduating class, gave the invocation. The benediction was led by Dr. Joseph Hoffman, minister emeritus of First United Methodist. Church. The organist was Polly Purcell. The Galesburg High School A Cappella Choir sang under the direction of Roland Hegg. High Court Dismisses Case Challenging State Ethics Act WASHINGTON (UPI) The Storey Speech to Grads «/ JL with ore.iiMjn.'il ucriurl'-: of sliov Rive r Stages Product of Rehearsal ILLINOIS' Variable cloudiness day's maximum, 75; minimum, (H.) with oreaiMjnal j>(,Tiod-; of showen- Sun IO.-;- todav at b-'A'l, nets at and thunderstorms tonight and V,:2:,. J'j tr-ipitatlon 1 Xr\ inelu Tuesday. Low tonight t;oi,. Hitfh'iain. Hot, Cold Spots NKW YORK (U1M) Supreme Court dismissed today a challenge to a 1972 Illinois law requiring some elected and nominated officials to disclose their professional and business interests. The court acted in a brief order after the Illinois Supreme Court on Sept. 20, 1972, reversed Tuesday upper 70s to mid ii').-;. IVKSTKKN ILLINOIS: Several periods *>f Mtowcr., and thunder-- stoi ms If might and Tuesday with HOme local flooding probable. Showers ending late Tucdav, Low tonight fiOs. Hitfh Tuerday r i(U\. LOCAL WEATHER Noon temperat ui e, M; moi nuuV^ low, (J.'J. Sky cloudy. 'Sunday':-, maximum, 80; Hiinimum, ti'.i; Satut- By NORMA CUNNINGHAM (Staff Writer) Maj. Thomas Gordan Storey, USAP, will deliver a speech to Galesburg High School graduates Tuesday night that was more than three years in the making. Storey said at a news conference this morning that he had spent 3Vz years of his imprisonment in a cell with only one other American to talk to. "We thought about the youth ol the country, and we worked up speeches and tried them out on each other/* Storey said. He said he had hoped to be released in time to deliver his speech to the 1969 class - 20 years after his own graduation from the school "When I talked to my wife when i landed at Clark Air Base, I asked her to call the high school principal and see if it would be possible for me to speak to this year's class," he said. STOKKY, who was released as a prisoner of war March *i, will be officialy welcomed hack to Galesburg at a 7 p.m. parade today and a reception io follow it at the high school. The reception will be held at the football field it weather permits or the gym if there is rum. He told members of the press this morning that he had jived in a void during his six years of captivity and was •'still looking in the window" a 4 , the world to which ho. returned. 11 Because of that, I believe my observations are honest and pure," he contended. lie prefaced the start of the conference by saying that the media has been guilty of taking a negative approach in reporting the news and misinterpretation. He later expanded those remarks by saying the press is liberal and takes a negative approach to stories. "It bothers me. i live with a positive approach and try to find good. J find it difficult to see any beauty in newspapers a n d magazines today. The yellow press they talked about in the twenties exists in some instances today," he commented. RIVEn STAGES KeuJ:uk J \M fin*.* •> ] Qujncy 17. 2 fall HI fiialtnn 2\ H H M> ii 7 Alton -2:4.7 rise \M Cape (iiiardeau :;.V!i i be O.IJ St. Ltnir* 'I ( > ii , l 2 I.aSalic \U 1 n'.e O }'(•(>! ia 17 O /1 ,r- O 1 Havana 15 U i jse <) BeaidHtown Hi :\ n-.e (i St. rha/ie;> Use OH T' le a circuit court decision which «''h^ lhe , aw t0 be unconsti . Sunday by the National Weather '" s e 1111- I I ;.Tvi,< ; , chiding Alaska an( , tutiona and vague, lawaii, was 101 degrees at ! hc J aW - knw f" a* h /.redo, Tex. Today's b.v was nms C'ovornmental Ethic; Ethics Act, was challenged in a suit filed 2!) decrees at Kvanston, Wyo. , , »_ Maliad City, Idaho and Kly J yIfJ - rG ' [Slel ?, ln ^Icago on be- NJ ( , V half of himself and ail other lax- f payers, 'tutions. Those required to file verified written statements of economic interests include members of the General Assembly and candidates for nomination or election to the assembly; . candidates for or incumbers holding elected office in the executive branch of the state or on the board of trustees of the University of Illinois; nominees to or members of a state board or commission; appointees subject to Senate confirmation, and judges, Stein claimed the provisions violated both the due process and right of privacy clauses of both the U.S. ami slate consti- Busy Summer Ahead for Community and RETURNED of prisoners war presented President Nixon See SSlorey' (Continued on Page J .J; A busy schedule is on tap for the (Jaleskurtf American Legion Community Hand's 24th season. l )oi) Hoss, director, ha'; mapped out an extensive program for the summer months. As in previous year:;, IhW summer's conceit format will include standard march tu/tos and today's popular songs, he said 1 N I T J A L HKHKAKSALS will \iv held Tuesday and t r Wednesday at V p.m. at the Legion Home, li'ii K. North .SI. New members will ho inter- ^ion Convention parade at Chicago. One of Lie band's attractions will be its ii-ycar-oid majorettes. They are Wendy Kao Yonngren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kay Youngren, 107« N. Cedar St., and Missie Worden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Worden, l «2 'J Clay Dr. Both girls were majorettes with the band in 1972. Boss si 'dd the girls are t':e voum -si majorettes the inod has had m recent years ami arc fjuile talented. viewed and private auditions will be fciven. Over the years, the hand has been made up of junior hitfh, high school, col* leye and adult musicians from the CalosbiU'K area. In addition lo its regular Wednesday night performances the schedule isn't complete yet, in Central Park on the Public Square, the hand will also perform at th" Knox Countv K;,-ir. Ne'V Windsor Pair and Kodeo and m the Illinois American Le WKNDY STARTED twirling iety of entertainment, includ- in February 1987 and has won ing 1 and 2 baton acts, knife 100 trophies and 120 medals twirling, military strutting in competition. She was the arid lighted and fire baton 10-year-old state twirling acts. champion in 1972 and is the current U - year - old state strutting champion. Missie, who began twirling in 1985, has received more than 300 trophies and 275 medals. Among her honors is a lirst place In the Iowa State Fair. HOSS, WJfiO was a musician in Chicago during the 1920s, is starting his 20th season with the Legion Band. After serving as a musician in the band for many years, he became its director about eight years ago. Me Is also an Instrumental music instrue- Both girls will offer a var- tor.

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