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Home Paper of. 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Partly Cloudy Tonight Low Upper 60 's Shower.4 Tomorrow High 90 A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXI! — 137 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — MONDAY, JUNE 11, 1973 PRICE TEN GENTS Agnew Criticizes Watergate Action German Chancellor Shaken West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, shaken by a landing mishap, is helped away from the Israeli airforce helicopter by Prof. Pigal Yadi, right, and his personal bodyguard left. The helicopter nearly lurched over a 1,200 foot drop. Close Call for Brandt Copter WASHINGTON (UPI) - Vice President Spiro T. Agnew said today that the Senate's Watergate hearings will only "muddy the waters of justice beyond redemption." "Even if the Senate hearings succeed in reliably establishing the guilt of some individuals in the Watergate, they will probably do so at the expense of ultimate conviction of those persons in court," Agnew said. "And Ms is bound to leave the American people with an ugly resentment at the spectacle of wrongdoers going, scot- free." In a speech prepared for a meeting on the National Association -of Attorneys General in St. Louis, Agnew said the Senate Watergate committee, headed by Sen. Sam Ervin, D- N.C., would not be able to ferret out the truth because it lacks the "procedural safeguards" under the judicial system. Take's Issue In making the speech — devoted entirely to Watergate —Agnew rejected advice of some of his more conservative supporters to dissassociate himself from President Nixon in view of his aspirations for the presidency in 1976. He took issue with Ervin's statement that "it is much more important • for the American people to find out the truth about the Watergate case than to send one or two people to jail." "1 cannot agree with the suggestion that determining the truth and convicting the guilty are two entirely separate processes, one for the Congress to pursue and the other for the court," the Vice President said. "The truth itself is what a court relies on in deciding whether to convict or acquit a defendant. And because human freedom, fortune, reputation, and in some cases life itself, hang in the balance with the making of that decision, our judicial system has developed the most careful procedures that exist anywhere in our whole society in testing and verifying, checking and double- checking the truth about what men did or did not do and why." Some Will Bo Ruined Lacking courtroom safe guards, Agnew said, the Watergate committee, "1 am sad to say, can hardly hope to find the truth and can hardly fail to muddy the waters of justice beyond redemption." •He added: "There is no question whatever that some men despite their innocence will be ruined by all this, even though I am sure the Senate intended nothing of the kind When it commissioned this investigation." MASSADA, Israel (UPI) — Strong winds buffeted a helicopter which Chancellor Willy Brandt and 29 other persons were using today on a sightseeing trip, causing it to swerve and pushing it to within 100 feet of a 1,200-foot drop on this rock fortress overlooking the desert floor. Someone inside the Israeli Sikorsky-53 helicopter pushed Brandt out the front door after the helicopter came to rest. The West German chancellor landed on his feet. Brandt brushed himself off, walked away and afterwards asked, "what accident?" Archeologist Yigal Yadih stood nearby and greeted Brandt for a 45-minute tour of the fortress, situated 1,200 feet above the Dead Sea and built by Herod the Great. Romans besieged it for three years before the remaining Jews committed suicide in 73 A.D. The Israeli ambassador to Bonn, Eliashiv Ben Horin, fell 20 feet from the helicopter, sustaining minor injuries to his leg, tearing his shirt in several places and scuffing his trousers. Helicopter crewmen treated him and he joined the tour 15 minutes later. Paul Frank, the West German undersecretary of state, and Nahum Astar, an Israeli Foreign Ministry official, sustained slight"injuries to their hands and legs. Helicopter crewmen bandaged the cuts. The accident occurred on the final day of Brandt's five-day official visit to Israel. Brandt departed for home by air at 4:41 p.m. Witnesses said someone pushed Brandt, who was seated near the front door of the chopper, out of the door after the desert-camouflaged craft halted on a large -rock. Brandt brushed himself off and walked away, the witnesses said, before meeting archeologist Yigal Yadin and touring the fortress, noted as the last holdout of Jews against the Romans in a 73 A.D. massacre. Ben Horin fell out of the helicopter and injured a le The two others hurt their hands and legs. Witnesses said the helicopter approached the western side of the top of the fortress, 1,200 feet above the shore of the Dead Sea. Strong winds blew up a dust storm as it tried to come in for a landing. Witnesses said the swirling dust thrown up by the clattering helicopter blades ailmost obscured the craft. It turned around and around over the ledge and then rolled back toward the edge after it touched down. Security guards raced to the helicopter to try to halt its backward roll, but they failed. The chopper swerved to the side, forcing security guards to drop to the ground and then it stopped at a big rock. Nixon Summons Economic Advisers WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon met for two hours with his top economic strategists today, then summoned members of a high-level labor-management advisory committee to the White House to discuss the administration's next move in the fight against inflation. . Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegjer said Nixon has made no final decisions yet and was weighing a wide range of proposals to strengthen the Phase III wage-price control program which has not checked the worst inflation in more than 20 years. Kissinger Meeting Nixon also met with his national security adviser, Henry A. Kissinger, to discuss the shaky Vietnam truce and next week's visit of Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev. White House Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said Nixon considered a wide range of economic options during a three day weekend at his Key Biscayne, Fla., villa. The President returned to the capital Sunday night. Calm Inflation Administration officials indicated the President has decided to act in an effort to calm the worst inflation in a generation, ruling out the passive strategy of sticking with his' largely voluntary Phase III wage-price guidelines. Kissinger was scheduled to return to Paris for additional talks with Hanoi's Le Due Tho after meeting with Nixon. Kissinger returned to Washington Saturday after breaking off the talks which had been generally expected to produce an agreement to enforce the five month old cease-fire. Saturday Session Shultz, Connally and Dunlop joined by other senior economic advisers, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur S. Burns, Management and Budget Director Roy Ash and Council of Economic Advisers chief Herbert Stein met in Washington in an unusual Saturday session to discuss the ft deteriorating economic situa tion. Nixon kept in touch with his aides through telephone conversations between Shultz and White House Chief of Staff Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr. who accompanied the President to Florida. In addition to discussing the Vietnam situation with Kissinger, Nixon wanted to confer with his top foreign policy specialist on plans for the Brezhnev visit which begins June 18. The President has said he will discuss with the Soviet leader proposals for a new agreement to limit offensive nuclear weapons. Watergate Jokes Distressed Julie WASHINGTON (UPI) - Re- 4 marks about President Nixon f and the Watergate scandal are beginning to affect his daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower. Julie was reduced almost to tears at a dinner of Washington broadcasters after some cutting jokes by Rep. Morris Udall, D- Ariz., and satirist Mark Russell during an entertainment segment. Sitting at a front table, she became teary-eyed and upset, Democratic Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota, a severe critic of her father while seeking the presidency in 1968. As dinner was ending, Julie was given a standing ovation. Helen McCain Smith, the First Lady's press secretary, commented that "it was a rough evening" for Julie. Her husband, David Eisenhower, was invited to the dinner but failed to make it £ "friends said, but stayed through Ifoecause his car broke down on the performance. One of those a trip from Philadelphia to who comforted her was former I Washington. Court Vote Tied On Clean Air Act Johnson Stamp A memorial postage stamp in memory of Lyndon B. Johnson will be issued August 27 in Austin, Texas. The design for the stamp was taken from a portrait by Madame Elizabeth Shoumatoff which hangs in the White House. The vertical, jumbo-size stamp shows Johnson to the right with a portion of the Capitol in the left background. The lettering is in black. UNIFAX Skylab II To Launch Pad HOUSTON (UPI) - While ground crewmen moved the next Skylab rocket to the launch pad, the space station's first astronauts today added to the rich storehouse of knowledge they have gathered about the sun, the earth and man. The Skylab 2 rocket and Apollo command ship left its towering hangar at Cape Kennedy at 7 a. in. EOT on the back of a massive crawler- transporter. It was- a key step toward launch of three more spacemen July 27. Journey Begins A crowd of several thousand spaceport workers and guests watched the 224-tfoot crew ferry ship begin its five-hour, Wi- mile journey to the firing site. Skylab 1 astronauts Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz began their day 22 minutes later when mission control gave them a "good morning" from the Canberra, Australia tracking station. "We're hustling around," Conrad replied. They were in their 18th day of flight around earth with 10 more to go. The Skylab 2 astronauts, Alan 1 L. Bean, Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma, plan to double the duration of their predecessors and stay up a record 56 days. A third crew also plans to live and work for 56 days aboard Skylab later this year. Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz already have taken 11,224 pictures of the sun through the most powerful solar observatory ever orbited. And their ground watching cameras have snapped 5,533 pictures of earth and its natural resources. The crow's schedule today called for another earth resources photograiphic pass, the eighth of the mission, and 4Ms additional hours of sun watching. Also on tap later in the day was another series of medical tests to measure the extent their hearts have grown lazy in the weightless environment. The earth resources picture- taking sweep today was a record 8,850 miles long, covering a strip from Washington state, across the Rockies, through Oklahoma and Texas, out into the Gulf of Mexico and ending 200 miles south of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mission control asked the pilots this morning to photo­ graph an area of severe thunderstorms in southern Oklahoma, northern Texas and the Dallas area. The three pilots are expected to add greatly to their harvest of scientific information before returning to a Pacific Ocean splashdown June 22. They will be entering earth's atmosphere four hours earlier than originally planned because of the delay in their launch. And as a result, flight planners later this week will shift the pilots' schedule so they start going to bed earlier and awaking earlier. Before turning in Sunday night, mission control read the astronauts the day's news and informed them that a small, unmanned radio astronomy satellite was launched toward a lunar orbit Sunday from Cape Kennedy. It was the nation's last siciheduled moonshot. Flight director Milton Winder said Sunday was an unevenitful day for the space station. The only problem reported was the failure of a solar camera. "It's pretty quiet up here," Conrad confirmed. "We had a good work day." A key operation was- a 7,500 mile earth resources photographic run that began over British Columbia, cut throu h the heart of the United States and ended up south of Brazil. Among the key sites photographed was the site of a proposed central Illinois reservoir that is embroiled in an environmental controversy. The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to construct the 22-onile long lake by damming the Sangamon River and a tributary called Friend's Creek. However, several groups of environmentalists oppose the plan on the grounds, among other tilings, that the lake would periodically flood an area of unique vegetation. The state Environmental Protection Agency also has issued a report suggesting the reservoir would •be a sediment trap with unsafe pollution levels. The reservoir is designed to supply water to the city of Decatur and to assist in flood control. The Corps of Engineers plans to use Skylab's detailed photographs to monitor environmental changes as a result of the construction and long term operation of the reservoir. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS Abingdon 27 Amusement 6 Bnshnell _ 5 Classified Ads 27-28-29-30-31 Comics-Radio 20 Editorial 4 Galva — 5 Hospital Notes 5 32 PAGES Knoxville 27 Markets 26 Monmouth — 11 Obituary 15 Sports - -18-19 Weather - 2 Women in the News 8-9-10 WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court upheld by a tie vote today tough interpretations of the 1970 Clean. Air Act but failed to establish! iany binding legal precedent on the issue of federal and state standards. The 4-4 decision let stand a ruling by U.S. District Judge John H. Pratt and the U.S. Appeals Court for the District of Columbia in favor of the Sierra Club and other environmentalist groups. However, a tie vote in the Supreme Court does not constitute a final definition of law. Pratt had barred the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from approving any supplementary state regulations which would allow "significant degradation" of any clean air. He was upheld by the appeals court and EPA asked Supreme Court (review on grounds federal standards would prove sufficient to protect existing clean air. Because of the legal dispute, EPA officials have withheld approval of any state supplementary plans on grounds none could assure the result sought by Pratt. The tie vote resulted because Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr. declined to participate in the case. As customary in tie votes, there was no breakdown how individual justices voted. The court also: —Upheld an Alabama law requiring employers to compensate employes for part of their pay while serving on juries. —Refused to disturb a lower court ruling in a Georgia case that the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is allowed during preliminary investigative stages to turn over information obtained from employers' files to workers who have brought complaints of job discrimination, ij li£ Chicago Sun Set Chicago's Oak Street beach was jammed with sunbathers very cold. The city's beaches appear more crowded because from tho water's edge to the Lake Shore Drive embankment this year's high lake level has narrowed the strip of beach, yesterday. Few people ventured into the water, which is still UNIFAX

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