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Home Paper of. 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Clear Tonight Low 60-45 Sunny Tomorrow High 90 A Better Nempaper VOLUME LXXXI! 136 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Prosecutor Will Probe ITT Antitrust Lawsuit WASHINGTON (UPI) - Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox today had the additional duty of probing the settlement of a federal antitrust suit against ITT. Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson made the assignment, saying the two issues had "begun to overlap." Richardson announced his decision to put Cox on the International Telephone & Telegraph case Friday in a letter to Sen. James 0. Eastland, D- Le Due Tho Welcomes Americans Miss., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The ITT inquiry has begun to overlap with the Watergate investigation, particularly in the area of subjects for review," Richardson said. "Moreover, this investigation appears to fall within the guidelines that I have formulated as to matters appropriate for the consideration of Mr. Cox. Therefore, I have referred it to Mr. Cox for such action as he deems necessary." Where to Find It An atmosphere of good humor is evident as Hanoi's Le Due Tho welcomes American representatives to a Communist-owned villa in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, for what could be the final session of talks aimed at ending Viet­ nam cease-fire violations. From the left are: Le Due Tho; White House adviser Henry Kissinger; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State William Sullivan; Graham Martin, U. S. Ambassador-designate to South Vietnam. Peace Talks Off 2 SECTIONS Abingdon 15 Amusement 5 Busbnell - 5 Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 15-16-17-18-19 Comics-Radio 8 Editorial 4 Galva 5 20 PAGES Hospital Notes - 11 Knoxville 15 Markets .... ...... 20 Monmouth 10 Obituary 11 Sports 13-14 Weather 2 Women in the News — 3 An ITT spokesman said in response to Richardson's move that neither the corporation "nor any of its personnel arc in any way connected with the Watergate matter." The government settled its antitrust suit against ITT out of court in 1971 after seeking a judgment that would have stopped ITT from acquiring the Hartford Fire Insurance Co and several other major firms The settlement allowed ITT to keep Hartford while selling off its interests in some of the other companies involved. The Senate hearings into the Watergate scandal are recessed until Tuesday. Chief Judge John J. Sirica of the U.S District Court in Washington has promised to rule one-half hour before the start of the Tuesday session on whether to PARIS (UPI) - U.S. presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger and North Vietnamese negotiator Le Due Tho broke off their talks today on a formula to end violations of the Vietnam, cease-fire just when an agreement had been expected to be announced. A U.S. Embassy spokesman said Kissinger will return to Washington! aboard a special plane tonight with White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler. "Mr. Kissinger will have a brief statement at the airport," the spokesman said. The plane from four hours and 35 minutes of talks today at a Communist villa in suburban Gif Sur Yvette. Kissinger gave a brief wave to cameramen, then was driven to the U.S. Embassy residence in central Paris. He did not speak to reporters. U.S. officials had said the agreement would not contain any spectacular additions or alteration of the original truce pace, which was signed 19 weeks ago today, but would merely restate and strengthen was scheduled to take off at 3 p.m. Aides said there would be a meeting at technical level Monday between the chiefs of the two delegations, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State William H. Sullivan and North Vietnam's deputy foreign minis ter, Nguyen Co Thach. American officials had said earlier the two sides were close to an agreement on ending cease-fire violations and a document was likely to be signed today. There were no smiles among pledges to end violations of the) the delegates, as they emerged earlier agreement. Vietnam Cease-Fire Violations Escalate SAIGON (UPI) - A South Vietnamese UH1 helicopter was shot down today by a Soviet- made Strella heat-seeking missile about 30 miles northwest of Saigon, government military sources said. The report followed a government spokesman's announcement that cease-fire violations by the Communists had soared to the highest level in more than three months today, including a big battle north of Saigon that claimed 82 casualties on both sides. Helicopter Destroyed The sources said the helicopter was destroyed by the missile and all four of its crew members were listed as missing. In a separate development, U.S. sources said seven persons —including an American—were injured Friday night when a flammable device carried aboard a U.S. C130 transport plane by a North Vietnamese officer exploded as the plane flew from Hanoi to Saigon. The craft, on a weekly liaison flight, landed safely in the South Vietnamese captial. A Saigon command said Communist troops committed 161 truce infractions in the 24 hours ending at 6 a.m. today. It was the most violations reported since Feb. 20 when 200 were alleged by Saigon. Daylong Battle In a daylong battle Friday about 34 miles north of Saigon, a total of 82 Vietnamese were reported killed or wounded, the spokesman said. He said Communist troops attacked a government infantry position just north of the town of Lai Khe, killing 11 South Viet- Nixon Weighing Economic Moves KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (UPI) -~ Secluded at his bayside villa, President Nixon today weighed a wide range of economic moves that would quell the inflation which he considers the nation's primary problem. Acting Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said the President was working in his study on the economy and the nation's deepening energy shortage. Other administration officials said Nixon is ready to make a final decision on a new anti- inflation policy after a series of discussion with his economic strategists. Jf Nixon decides to toughen the largely voluntary I'base III wage and price controls, lie is expected to announce the action soon, probably next week. In a commencement address at Florida Technological University in Orlando Friday, Nixon indicated that he has about I 'uled out a passive strategy of sticking with Phase III. The P r e s i d e n t's campus speech was a "What's Right With America" counterpart to the Watergate scandal. lie did not mention the bugging of the Democratic National Headquarters or the subsequent coverup even by inference. A handful of hecklers who carried signs demanding Watergate answers were kept well away from the open air platform from which Nixon spoke. namese soldiers and wounding 26. A total of 45 Communists were killed in the fighting, he said. Communist gunners Friday also fired 307 rounds of shells and then attacked a ranger position southwest of Due Due district town about 350 miles north of Saigon, the command spokesman said. He said government troops beat, back the attack, killing 11 Communists. No South Vietnamese | casualties were reported. Federal Reserve Board Raises Descount Rate WASHINGTON (UPI) — In an unusually tough move against inflation, the Federal Reserve Board has raised its key discount rate from 6 to 6.5 per cent, the highest since 1921. The board's governors said in a statement Friday they took the step "in recognition of increases that have already occurred in other short-term interest rates, the recent growth in money and bank credit and the continuing rise in the general price level." The explanation implied that the governors were unhappy with President Nixon's seeming inability to make a significant dent in the inflationary spiral. It was the fifth time since January that the board had raised the interest rate commercial banks pay for money borrowed from the 12 district banks of the Federal Reserve System. The board hoped by making borrowing more expensive to play its part in slowing down business investment spending and dampen the economic expansion that has pushed prices and economic growth upward in recent months. It was the highest the rate has been set since 1921 when the rate peaked briefly at 7 per cent. . The prime borrowing rate which most commercial banks charge their most credit worthy customers now stands at 7.5 per cent, the highest since the 1969 credit crunch. The FRB action is likely to give the prime rate another push upward. Interest rates are not under mandatory controls under the administration's economic stabilization program, although the Committee on Interest and Dividends, headed by Federal Reserve Chairman Arthur F. Burns, has pressured bankers through a variety of cost justification measures into keeping their rates down. on live television coverage of testimony by Watergate figures Jeb Stuart Magruder, former deputy campaign director for President Nixon, and John W. Dean III, former White House counsel. Cox Argues Endangcrment Cox, the Harvard law professor chosen last month to handle the government 's prosecution of Watergate offenses, has argued that publicity attached to testimony at the Senate hear ings could endanger prosecution of witnesses testifying with immunity. Members of the Senate committee, however, have rejected this argument, and Chairman Sam J. Ervin, D N.C., said Friday the committee will broaden its probe to cover the burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and other illegal, govern- grant Cox's request for a banlment sanctioned activities. In another move Friday, Sirica ordered postponed indefinitely sentencing of James W. McCord Jr., the convicted member of the burglary team that broke into Democratic national headquarters last year and the former chief of security for the Nixon re-election committee. McCord, a star witness at the Senate hearings last month, asked the court to reverse his conviction or grant a new trial. He cited "massive efforts in this case to obstruct justice," including possible perjury by Magruder. McCord Free on Bond McCord was to have been sentenced next Friday, but Sirica decided it would take at least that long to get a "thorough response" from the government and hold a hearing on McCord's motion. McCord is out of jail on $100,000 bond. Skylab Take s Earth's Photo HOUSTON' (UPI) - Skylab'sj astronauts ' photographed a 6,000-mile strip of earth from Washington state to Brazil today in the longest resources survey yet conducted from the orbiting lab. Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph .P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz turned on their high- powered cameras and mapping sensors at 11:01 a. m. as Skylab crossed the United States-on its 374th orbit. "Everything looks good," Conrad reported as abattery of green lights flashed on to show the instruments were working. The astronauts swept southeastward 272 miles above the heart of the nation and passed over 'the Atlantic Ocean at Savannah, Ga. The earth resources' sweep gency repairs to keep the was designed to look at the secondary system from freezing TV Tower Buckles, Worker Jumps Free ORLANDO, Fla. (UPI) Eugene Hobby was working 40 feet up on a giant broadcasting tower once billed as the tallest structure in the world when it collapsed into a pile of rubble Friday killing two persons and injuring two others. Hobby, who was helping install a coaxial cable, first knew of trouble when he heard someone on the ground scream "Headache! Headache!" — a code word among tower workers meaning something's falling. Suddenly the 1,484-foot broadcast tower, more than 22 stories taller than the Empire State Building, began buckling and swaying. "I just grabbed hold of a piece of that tower and hung on," said Hobby, 21, from his hospital bed Friday night. "It was like the sky coming down. It was like heavy rain falling. "It just snapped off. I remember a section of it come shooting by me like a railroad train. It happened so fast 1 couldn't really say what exactly A did happen." lof one of the victims, Mark Somehow Hobby managed to Saunders, helped rescuers free jump free of the falling steel, his brother's body from the "It was just like riding down a'tangled metal, pine tree," he said. "You just' Saunders said he thought the spring away." [.structure "was under heavy Two other workmen on the stress—it was possibly over- lower—Tommy Saunders and W. Dennis Miller of the Tower Maintenance of Florida Co.— were killed. Sherman Penny, a WDBO radio engineer, was injured when the falling debris too many loaded and had antennas on it." Built four years ago, tower had a capacity withstand winds of up to miles per hour, and was the to 150 caused a transmitting building {supported by three-inch-thick to partially cave in. The,steel cables weighing 14 tons cave collapse left a pile of steel rubble 20 feet high. Hobby and Penny were hospitalized in satisfactory condition. Investigators were trying today to determine the cause of the accident. The tower collapsed at Bithlo, Fla., about five miles from here shortly after President Nixon made a commencement address at the Orlando campus of Florida Technological University. The owner of the tower maintenance firm and brother each. Tony Nicholson, who operates a business near the tower, witnessed the collapse. "We lie aid a tlumder sound and came out to see 1,500 feet of antenna just flapping around in the air," he said. "Tension lines were flying all over the place. "Diving would be useless, running would be useless—so wo were just frozen at the spot for approximately 13 to 17 seconds. That's how long it was coming down." after effects of flooding at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, evaluate strip mining in Kentucky and take high resolution photos for Department of Interior maps The resources pass was only the second of the record endurance mission not curtailed by the lack of electrical power in Skylab. A successful space walk by Conrad and Kerwin freed a stuck solar energy wing, giving, the 100-ton space lab power to spare Skylab's cooling system continued to be a problem. A primary coolant network was turned off because of a stuck valve and early Friday the astronauts had to make emer-j up. The secondary system returned to near normal operation, but engineers were unsuccessful in an attempt Friday night to turn on the main unit. "We were kind of hoping it would work, but apparently that 's not the case," said capsule KMmmunicator Henry Hartsfield. "OK, well I think you better think about it a little more," Conrad said. The three pilots each bad a hot shower in Skylab's portable stall before going to bed, and cleaned up their space home. Their mission is now more than half over. Commuter Train Smashes Into Rerouted Local Train MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (UPI) — An express train rounded a blind curve Friday night and slammed into the back of a local train that was halted at a station to let off passengers, killing one and injuring at least 135. Some passengers were thrown from their seats and Others were pinned in the wreckage. Penn Central railroad officials at the scene said the engineer of the fast-moving commuter train apparently did not see a stop signal until too late. Among the injured were former U.S. Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., who struck his head, and Colin Hughes, an Australian diplomat stationed in New York. Cooper, on his way to his 50th class reunion at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., was treated and released, but Hughes suffered a fractured skull, arm and leg. The victim was Dominick Gomes, a stockbroker from New York. One train worker estimated the express was moving at 40-50 miles an hour at the time of the crash. The local train, which serves smaller towns and ordinarily uses tracks running alongside those of the express, had been moved to the express tracks because of an earlier power failure. C. D. Shearer, an investigator from the U.S. Transportation Department, said the train's brake mechanism will be tested to see if it was in working order. Asked whether human error might have been involved, he repled, "It's speculation." Policeman Examines Tower Wreckage

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