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Home Paper o! 70 £ Communities Clear Tonight Low* 60's Partly Cloudy Friday High 90 r A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII 134 GALES BURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Watergate West Krogh Testimony Now Uncertain LOS ANGELES (UPI) Former White House aide Egil "Bud" Krogh, who once said he had an "overriding desire" to shoulder responsibility for the Ellsberg burglary, may be having second thoughts, District Attorney Joseph Busch indicated Wednesday. Busch said there is now some uncertainty over whether Krogh will appear voluntarily before the Watergate West grand jury investigation of the burglary. The district attorney's office said earlier that Krogh had agreed to testify without a promise of immunity from prosecution. Krogh said in his letter to President Nixon, resigning from the government, that it was his "overriding desire to accept full responsibility" for the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsbcrg's psychiatrist He authorized the burglary "in excess of instructions and without the knowledge or permission of any superior," Krogh said. Busch said Krogh now "has gotten a new attorney and we are still negotiating with him." The chief witnesses at Wednesday's session were members of the Watergate team and so- oalled "plumber's squad" who carried out the burglary—E. Howard Hunt, Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martin and Felipe DeDiego. Sloan Feared * or 1 ruth About w atergate Opin ionsDivided Onlmpeach men t Sloan Continues Testimony WASHINGTON (UPI) - Rep. Paul N. McCloskey Jr., R- Calif., who tried without much success to start a House discussion on impeachment of the President Wednesday, says he will probably try again "in a week or two when things are better understood." McCloskey reserved an hour at the end of Wednesday's House session "to initiate an exchange of views" on impeachment. But when he was only five minutes into his speech late in the evening he was cut off by a parliamentary move by a fellow Republican. Meanwhile, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., told 800 gra­ duating cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Wednesday that: "Our President will not resign nor will he be impeached. Our government is too strong/' Goldwater said the presidency is "being attacked" by people trying "not just to get the captain of the ship but to sink the ship as well." But he said, "I am not defending those men who should be attacked." But he said the House has a duty parallel to that ' of a prosecuting attorney to consider whether the President was guilty of the obstruction of justice or committing a felony. / Hugh Sloan, former Nixon campaign treasurer, center, talks with Sam Dash, chief counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee, right, as he arrives at the Senate Caucus Room to continue his testimony. At left is Sloan's attorney, James Stoner. UNIFAX WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Nixon campaign treasurer Hugh W. Sloan Jr. testified today that ho asked for and was granted a meeting with presidential aide H.R. Haldeman early/this year because he feared "retribution" for telling the truth about Watergate. Sloan, appearing for a second day before the Senate Watergate Committee, said he went to Haldeman's White House office in late January to talk about his future and possible employment opportunities. Sloan had quit the Nixon campaign in July in the wake of the Watergate break-in and had been cooperating fully with investigators. He had been unemployed for five months until early January, when he went back to the finance campaign staff as a consultant to help "wrap things up." "Your position was that you'd need the support of the administration in finding jobs in the future?" asked Sen. Lowell P. Weicker Jr., R-Conn. 'No," Sloan replied. "I wanted to be sure there would be no effort to inhibit my own efforts along those lines." "It was a fear of retribution?" Weicker asked. "Yes sir, retribution," Sloan replied. Felt Blacklisted On Wednesday, Sloan said he had told Haldeman at that meeting he felt he "had been blacklisted, essentially," since he quit the campaign. He also said he had told Haldeman he had been pressured to commit perjury or to invoke the Fifth Amendment when questioned afoout Watergate, but had refused to do either. Haldeman replied, he said, that "there were mistakes made in the early period" following the June 17, 1972 bugging arrests at Democratic national headquarters in the Watergate complex. Perjured Themselves Two other former officials of the Nixon campaign were ready to swear at today's hearings that they, too, were asked to perjure themselves to protect highcr-ups and the President's re-election chances. According to summaries UPI obtained of the expected testimony of Powell A. Moore, former deputy press spokesman for the Committee for the Re- Election of the President (CRP), and Herbert L. (Bart) Porter, the CRP scheduling director, both contend they were pressured to perjure themselves by Jeb Stuart Magrudcr, the former deputy campaign director. Sloan has also testified Magrudcr instructed him to lie to investigators. He said today that Haldeman had told him' at their January meeting no "so- called Watergate figures" were being put Into government jobs. But a few days later, he said, he heard Magruder had been named to a high Commerce Department post. Ho use Passes Pay Boost Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) More than 2.6 million American workers were virtually assured today of getting their pay raised to $2.20 an hour by July 1, 1974. Only a presidential veto would block the increase. The pay boost was in a bill passed 287-130 by the House Wednesday to increase the $1.60 an hour minimum wage to the $2.20 level. Backers of the bill said 2,618,000 private sector workers covered by the law earn less than the proposed new minimum. The measure was sent to the Senate where Labor Secretary Peter R. Brennan was scheduled to testify today before a subcommittee which is consid- House Limits President's Power • WASHINGTON (UPI) — By a 30-4 vote, the House Foreign Affairs Committee approved. today a resolution to bar the President from committing the United States to any overseas wars without authority of Congress. The measure is similar to legislation already approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It appears certain that a war powers bill of some kind — aimed by Congress at reclaiming its powers over commitment of U.S. troops — will emerge in this session. There is a strong possibility that President Nixon will veto it. The House resolution would bar a President from sending GIs into combat abroad without the express approval of Congress except in very limited emergency circumstances. The President would be required to withdraw any troops he had committed if Congress failed to give him specific authority to Use them within 120 days. Nixon Summons Cabinet WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon summoned his Cabinet today for a full-scale review of his shakeup 'of a scandal-shattered White House staff and his plans to end government paralysis. ) With some arm - twisting, Nixon persuaded reluctant Melvin R. Laird, former secretary of defense, to become his czar for domestic affairs. Laird will have the title of counselor with Cabinet rank and will sit in on National Security Council affairs meetings. Connally In Line Another former Cabinet official, John B. Connally, ex- Treasury secretary, was reported to be in line for a top position in the administration. Connally accompanied Nixon on a dinner cruise on the Potomac River Wednesday night aboard the yacht Sequoia. 1 Also along were Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., who was persuaded by Nixon to give up a brilliant Army career and to retire from active military duty to remain on as permanent chief of staff. Haig Fills In. Haig, Army vice chief of staff, has been running the administrative side of the White House on an interim basis, filling in for H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, Nixons once-trusted lieutenants who were removed in the flood of Watergate allegations. Nixon also expressed his confidence in Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler by expanding his role to include policymaking. He also will have the title of assistant to the President. Some correspondents wondered whether it was a promotion upstairs to take him off the Watergate hot seat. Nixon's announcement of reshuffle said that Ziegler would continue to conduct his daily press briefings and he would assume the responsibilities of Herbert G. Klein, White House communications director who resigned Tuesday. Ziegler has aroused criticism by saying his public statements over the past year on Watergate were "inoperative." Laird's popularity in Congress, where he was a Wisconsin member of the House for nine terms, was expected to be a major step in soothing relations between Nixon and the lawmakers. House-passed bill. The Senate is almost certain to approve at least the $2.20 an hour level. Brennan testified before a House committee on April 10, 1973 proposing an increase to $2.30 an hour but spread over three years. The administration has not sent up a bill to back that proposal but offered no resistance to the. House measure, backed by Democrats. The bill would also raise the $1.30 an hour farm minimum wage to $2.20 over three years and extend protection of the law to 1.5 million household domestic workers and 4.4 million local, state and federal government employes, exclud- Wholesale Food Prices Up 39 Per Cent WASHINGTON (UPI) Farm prices, after showing an unusual, decline in April, resumed their sharp upward movement in May, pushing up wholesale food prices since the spring of 1972 by 39 per cent, their biggest 12-month increase on record, the government reported today. Coupled with another hefty rise in industrial prices, wholesale prices moved up 2.1 per cent in May, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported. Prices of fa/rcn products, processed foods and feeds leaped upward by 4.7 per cent in May. Revised figures showed that prices in this category declined 0.7 per cent in April. Excluding processed foods, the May rise was even higher —6.1 per cent. The sour news for the administration economic strategists came as President Nixon pondered a new attack on inflation. He hopes ito come up witli a single weapon to combine control of costs at home 'and to defend the dollar abroad. Government price controllers, through a variety of stabilization measures, have been struggling to slow the rise in wholesale prices which inevitably percolate in the form of higher retail prices in ensuing rnontha ahead. The new figures indicated the stabilization program still is having only limited success. Whatever new economic plan is formulated by the administration —and it seems certain that something will be coming in a maitter of days —is likely to go well beyond meat price limits announced over two months ago since costs of food and other consumer items have continued to soar. In the new wholesale price report, industrial prices <— which comprise about three quarters of the index and are considered a more significant measure of inflation than volatile food prices rose 1.1 per cent in May. That was slightly less than April's 1.4 per cent rise but far higher than 'government economists consider to be within administration anti-inflation goals. i ering a measure similar to the'ing fire and policemen Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS Abingdon -- 35 Amusement 6 Bushnell 5 Classified Ads 35-36-37-38-39 Comics-Radio 34 Editorial —. 4 Galva 5 Hospital Notes 11 40 PAGES Knoxville 35 Markets 30-31 Monmouth 18 Obituary 11 Sports 22-23-24 Weather 2 Women in the News ..8-9 Conrad Completes Skylab's Historic Repair Space walk FBI Director Nominated WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon disclosed today that Clarence M. Kelley, Kansas City, Mo., police chief, V/ould be nominated as new FBI director, describing him as "the best man in the country" for the top Jaw enforcement position. The President made the announcement informally in his oval office while posing for photographers witJi Kelley on one side and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson on the other. Nixon told newsmen tuat Kelley, who served with the FBI for 21 years before becoming Kansas City police chief in 1961, was chosen from a list of 27 prospective candidates. Richardson commented that Nixon had conducted a "very exhausting" search for the right man. If confirmed by the Senate, the 61-year-old Kelley would take command of a law enforcement agency which lias been without a permanent head since the death of J. Edgar Hoover May 2, 1972, and which has been shaken and demoralized in the Watergate scandal. William I). Ruckelshaus, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, was then named acting director but made clear he would serve only temporarily. HOUSTON (UPI) - Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad emerged from Skylab today on a risky spaccwalk to cut a jagged aluminum snag and open a solar electric generating wing critically needed to prolong the productive life of the space station. Joseph P. Kerwin handed makeshift tools through the open hatch before joining the veteran space pilot on the four- hour attempt to do what no one has ever done before—walk in space to repair a spaceship. The full success of their 28- day mission, and possibly two 56-day flights for six other astronauts, hinged on the outcome of the historic effort to end Skylab's power shortage. The third member of America's first space station crew, Paul J. Weitz, remained in a pressurized section of the airlock module, a small com-j partment forward of the main, laboratory living section. Most of Skylab's interior lights and fans were turned off to provide enough power for exterior floodlights illuminating the area around the open hatch when Skylab passed into earth's shadow. Conrad had to wait for daylight to proceed down the damaged side of the station to the stuck solar wing. The plan was for Conrad to move hand-over-hand 25 feet along a jury-rigged handrail and attach bolt cutters to a two-inch-wide strip of aluminum wrapped around the folded solar wing. Kerwin, bracing himself against struts to Skylab's solar observator, then was to pull a rope to close the tool's steel jaws. Engineers figured several cuts would slice through the metal strip lodged over one end of the beam holding the accordion-like solar panels. Then Conrad was to pull a rope hooked to the wing, break two frozen brackets and slowly open it, all the while struggling to maintain stability in the weightless vacuum. Conrad and Kerwin predicted Wednesday they had only a 5050 chance of opening the balky wing and giving Skylab a new source of electricity to supple* ment four overworked solar panels. Those on the ground were more optimistic. Skylab started out with two of the big solar wings, font one was ripped off during launch May 14. Engineers said the jammed wing, however, could generate 3,000 watts and give the 100-ton ship a total capacity of about 7,000 watts. Without the wing, the astronauts would have to turn off all their experiments on June 16 when the two fuel cell generators in the docked Apollo will run out of oxygen and hydrogen. That would mean the pilots would accomplish little research during their final six days of flight. Project officials acknowledged the dangers in today's spaccwalk were greater than for an ordinary spacewalk, hut they said they were confident the operation could be carried out safely. They said the potential benefits outweighed the risks. Skylab Repair Tool Astronaut Rusty Schwcchart demonstrates the bolt cutter which will be used by the Skylab crewmen in an effort to cut a metal strap which has kept the space station's solar wing from deploying. The crew is attempting to deploy the wing m a spacewalk. today,

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