The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on January 8, 1973 · Page 1
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Bloomington, Illinois
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128th Year. 8th Day. Bloomington-Normal, III., Monday, January 8, 1973. 26 Pages. -A. a3 a A. .A. 1 A h innrmn n 2 Sections. Chance of flurries Partly cloudy and colder tonight with chance of snow flurries, low 10-15. Tuesday partly sunny and cold, high 15-22. Precipitation chances 20 per cent tonight, 10 per cent Tuesday. Final Edition 15c I V hrv 1 Walkers inauguration pledge-voice to people ...... .a - . . J Officers give first aid to New Orleans f if i I fireman Tim Ursin who was felled by "Of fori n CDI HOI a sniper's bullet at the downtown reieo oy sniper Howa John$on,t Hotel in New Orleans Sunday. (AP Wirephoto) Walker, the craggy-looking corporate I lawyer who trudged 1,197 miles from 1 norship, pledged today to "sweep the arrogance of bureaucracy from the halls of power." At the state's first outdoor inauguration, Walker said his "deepest resolve" would be to "let the voice of the people" be heard once again." Walker, 50, was sworn in at noon on the steps of the (Statehouse, the 30th governor of Illinois and the 17th Democrat to hold the post. Chilly wind whipped at the bunting on the platforms around the inaugural site. Justice Walter V. Schaefer of the Illinois Supreme Court was chosen to ad- Another story and picture on Page A-8. minister the oath to the Annapolis graduate, former naval officer and author of the controversial Walker Report on the 1968 Democratic National convention week riots in Chicago. Walker said the most "serious dilemma we face" is loss of faith by the citizens in their government. "If our citizens continue to lose their sense of faith, it can strike at the heart of democracy," he said. "For if we no ' longer believe that the people we choose can govern us, we are really saying that we no longer believe in our own capacity for self-government." "I reject this doctrine of doom completely," Walker said. "My deepest resolves as governor of Illinois will be to sweep the arrogance of bureaucracy from the halls of power, to let the voice of the people be heard once again.". Walker pledged "in the months and years ahead, to return to the towns and farms and cities of Illinois." "I will hold accountability sessions on a regular basis so that the people whose government this is can tell me what we have done and have not done," he said. J ; "7 .T a: a 1 - I m. M T F ' T 1 4 " i'f . H a o mm mmmmm j3rmM(mmmv Solemn farewell The ceremony was planned so that the transfer of power would find two governors on the platform at once, Walker and the Republican incumbent he defeated by 71,000 votes on Nov. 7, Richard B. Ogilvie. Other state officers being inaugurated Springfield (AP) Roberta and Dan Walker (left) bid farewell to Dorothy and Richard Ogilvie as both couples were: Democrats Michael J. Howlett, secretary of state, and Neil F. Hartigan, lieutenant governor, and Republicans William J. Scott, attorney general, and George W. Lindberg, comptroller. Lindberg and Scott were inaugurated at a separate 11 a.m. ceremony In the leave the governor's mansion for the inauguration of Walker as Illinois' new governor. House chamber, but they also attended the outdoor ritual. Walker and his staff broke with custom by not holding the swearing-in in the House chamber. They said that more would be able to participate in the outdoor ceremony. Pohce storm o 'hotel. Inside ft? Atmosphere 5 Porter A- 9 no trace of snipers Bulletin NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - Police stormed the roof of the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge today. They found the body of one sniper killed Sunday night but no trace of two others. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Heavily armed policemen held their circle around a downtown hotel today as two surviving snipers opened fire again in a marathon shooting spree that left 6 dead Wafergafe trial opens WASHINGTON (AP) - Trial began in U.S. District Court today for seven men accused of breaking into the Democratic party national headquarters here, and the government prosecutor presented a list of expected witnesses including several present and former Nixon administration and campaign staffers. Asst. U.S. Atty. Earl J. Silbert read a list of 60 government witnesses to prospective jurors as jury selection began for what is expected to be an extended trial into the "Watergate affair" which figured prominently in the 1972 presidential election. and 17 injured. It was quiet from dawn until nearly noon, but then sniper fire rang out from the Downtown Howard Johnson Hotel, and police marksmen, stationed in surrounding buildings with high-powered rifles, raked the hotel, roof, where the men were believed still holed up. The gunshots came a few minutes after a Marine Corps helicopter, with police sharpshooters at the ready, hovered a few feet over the roof and blasted high-velocity tear gas at a stairwell. Minutes later, police reported gunfire on a patrolman stationed at an intersection several blocks from the hotel. Authorities determined that the new shots were coming from a nearby building, and a police armored car was sent to the scene. Police, meanwhile, revised their list of dead, saying that one victim apparently was counted twice, leaving their official total at six. All were identified. One of the snipers was killed Sunday night, gunned down by policemen riding the big Marine Sikorsky chopper during one of many assaults on the concrete structure atop the roof where the snipers holed up. A firefight flared before dawn when another pass overhead by the chopper, with policemen firing, forced one of the snipers down a stairwell where three policemen were trying to get into firing range. The three policemen were superficially wounded in the gunfight before it was broken off. It all started about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when the snipers, described by police as blacks, began setting fires in the hotel. When firemen arrived, they came under gunfire. Abby A-ll Births B- Comics A-13 Shulsky A- 9 Deaths A-6 Sports B- 3 Farm B-1 Today A-10 Markets B-l Weather .... B-5 Fuel oil imports hike authorized WASHINGTON (AP) - The Nixon administration today authorized increased imports of heating oil to help alleviate shortages in various . parts of the nation. icy in Paris 'Patient's Bill of Rights' drafted to guide hospitals CHICAGO (AP) - The Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association has approved a 12-point "Patient's Bill of Rights" to serve as a guide to its 7,000 member hospitals, it was announced today. In a statement, John Alexander McMahon, AHA president, said the document covers the 12 most commonly questioned situations encountered by patients in hospitals. Included in the 12 'points are the patient's right to: Full-scale battle erupts on Israeli-Syrian frontier "Complete current information" concerning his diagnosis, treatment and prognosis; Refusal of treatment "to the extent of the law" and the right too know the results of such refusal; Be informed of experimental care and treatment and to refuse to participate in such research projects; To expect "reasonable continuity of care"; To examine and receive explanation of his bill; To know the hospital's rules which 'apply to his conduct as a patient." The bill of Rights was prepared by the Association's Committee on Health Care for the Disadvantaged. Joseph V. Terenzio, chairman and executive president of the United Hospital Fund of New York, said each of the 12 points had to receive "complete approval" of four consumer members of the committee. PARIS (AP) Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho resumed their peace talks in an apparently icy atmosphere today, conferring for 4 Ms hours in a suburban villa owned by the French Communist party. It was the first meeting of the two top negotiators since the talks were suspended Dec. 13 . and followed by massive American bombing raids on North Vietnam. Resumption of the peace talks was reportedly part of a backstage deal under which President Nixon ordered the raids halted above the 20th Parallel on Dec. 30. North Vietnamese public statements since then have given no hint of a softening in Hanoi's position. Tho, as host of today's meeting, seemed to go out of his way to demonstrate Hanoi's anger over the bombing. For the first time since the secret talks began, Kissinger and his aides were given no handshake when they arrived and left the meeting. On their arrival, the Americans were left standing for almost a minute at the front door of the villa in suburban Gif sur Vvette. Kissinger finally pushed open the door and went inside. The American negotiators emerged grim-faced after the meeting, again with no North Vietnamese official on hand to bid them farewell as in the past. During previous meetings, Tho and Kissinger were frequently seen shaking hands and smiling together. There was no information from either delegation on what was discussed at the meeting, or when the two sides would meet again. Technical experts met independently to continue their discussion of details of a possible future cease-fire agreement. These discussions apparently were not concerned with the major political problems still under dispute between the two sides. U.S. planes hit airbase by mistake SAIGON (UPI) Five U.S. warplanes apparently trying to strike Communist troop positions dumped nearly nine tons of bombs by mistake on the big allied air base at Da Nang today, injuring nine Americans and blowing up three petroleum tanks. A U.S. command spokesman said 31 bombs weighing 500 pounds each were unloaded from a formation composed of an air force, two marine and two navy jet fighter-bombers' flying above a heavy overcast over the huge base 370 miles north of Saigon. He termed the bombing a "regrettable mistake" but could not say what caused the error. The planes, he said, all dropped their bombs at the same time in a corner of the base. By United Press International Israel's frontier with Syria erupted into a full-scale tank, artillery and air battle today, with the military command reporting five Syrian MIGs shot down against no losses of Israeli planes. UPI correspondent Thomas Cheatham in Tel Aviv quoted the military command in Tel Aviv as saying the battle opened with Israeli planes attacking two Arab guerrilla camps, four army positions and two radar stations along the front line and In southern Syria in response to recent attacks on Israeli positions from there. The command told Cheatham the Syrian jets were downed while challenging the Israeli raiders but that afterward Syrian gunners all along the 60-mile frontier opened up against the Israeli-held Golan Heights. A military spokesman in Damascus said Syrian planes shot down- two of the intruding Israeli aircraft while Syrian artillery scored direct hits on a number of Israeli military positions along the cease-fire line between the two countries. He said three Syrian warplanes were also shot down in the air battles. Military spokesmen In Tel Aviv said targets of Syrian artillery included the Heights civilian settlements of Merom Hagolan and Nahal Snir and that Israeli guns blazed away in return. The spokesmen told Cheatham that air force jets went into action against Syrian gun emplacements and also raided an army camp near Latakia on the northern Syrian coast in one of their northermost strikes. It was almost identical to a previous such battle on Nov. 21, described by the Israeli military command as the biggest shootout with Syria since the beginning of the August, 1970, Middle East ceasefire. Quiz helps you review the news Kerner jury chosen; six men, six women A periodic review of the news is one of tho best wayj to leep up with current events. To stay on fop of the news in 1973, give the Pantograph's weekly News Quiz a try each and every Monday. The News Quiz is one of the VEC Instructional Materials sponsored by The Daily Pantograph as part of its living Textbook Program for participating area schools. CHICAGO (UPI) A jury of six men and six women was chosen today to hear the racetrack bribery trial of former Illinois Gov. Otto Kerner and his longtime friend, Theodore Isaacs. The jury will consist of: Lucille Kniske, a Chicago secretary: Mrs. Betty Hudson, a Chicago file clerk; Mrs. Elizabeth Knepper, a Chicago secretary; William C. Michael, a Riverdale brick mason; Mrs. May Kehart, a retired Norridge woman. Louis B. Kenney, Chicago, an airport operations engineer; Mrs. Mattie L. Parker. Chicago; Donald Rogan, Aurora, a machinist; James Robinson, Chicago, a lift truck operator; Mrs. Bernice Geister, Palos Heights, housewife; Delbert McKinney. Aurora, a brake operator, and Richard J. O'Brien, Chicago, a printer. The 12 were elected from 31 persons who had been chosen tentatively last week. Defense and prospecution attorneys exercised their right to dismiss 18 of the 31, leaving 13 persons eligible. The 13th person, Mrs. Estelle Filipiak. Chicago, a widow, is eligible to become an alternate juror. - - - - - ' " '- a V'. V - - m'.lllVl'ii a 1

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