Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 13, 1973 · Page 1
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Home Paper of. 70 m , Comiftuiiltifl* galesburg Register-Mail Partly Cloudy tonight Low 60's Showers Vcmxmt • High 80'a i4 IfeMer Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII 139 GALES BURG, ILLINOIS 61401—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Cease-Fire Agreement Signed by Vietnamese •PARIS (UPI) - Tho four original warring parties of South Vietnam signed today another agreement worked out by Henry A. Kissinger and Hanoi's Le Due Tho to bring a "strict and scrupulous implementation" of the Jan. 27 cease-fire agreement that was supposed to have ended the fighting in Vietnam, Klebcr Hall Site Representatives of tho United States, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the Viet Cong gathered once more in the Kleber Avenue Conference Hall —site of the long, drawn-out Paris peace talks —for the ceremony that bore a marked resemblance to the first signing four months ago. It was a reluctant South Vietnam. President Nguyen Van Thieu has said no signing was necessary because Saigon had not violated the original agreement. But in the end he bowed to U.S. economic pressure and decided to 'go along with the ceremony, diplomatic sources reported in Saigon. Since the original Jan, 27 truce war has continued to ravage South Vietnam and each side blamed the other for the thousands of ceasefire violations which have claimed more thousands of lives when there was supposed to be peace after nearly three decades of war. Peace to Cambodia President Nixon ordered Kissinger back to Paris for more talks with Tho, suspended mine sweeping of the North Vietnamese harbors, broke off talks on postwar U.S. economic aid to Hanoi and mounted an intensive bombing campaign in Cambodia. This time the agreement is supposed to bring peace to Cambodia too. A Communist spokesman said the communique worked out in a last two-hour session today between Kissinger and Tho closely resembled the 14-point plan made public in Saigon Tuesday calling for an effective cease-fire, an end to interference in Cambodia and setting up new machinery f6r restoring, peace. Kissinger and Tho announced the new agreement, then met later to initial it, the first step in making it binding. The four parties were called in for the 4 p.m. (11 a.m. EDT) signing ceremony and it was announced that U.S. and North Vietnamese officials would sign the final documents at 7 p.m. (2 p.m. EDT.) Major Objections The agreement had been believed ready as early as Tuesday but there were major objections from South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and the final agreement was delayed. Those objections were reported to have been overcome or overridden today. The announcement came at the end of a two-hour talk session today between Kissinger and Tho. Kissinger walked up to newsmen outside a Communist villa in suburban Gif-Sur-Yvette and said: "There will be a signing at 4 p.m. (11 a.m. EDT) of all four parties and a second signing of two parties at 7 p.m. (noon EDT)." President. Thieu objected to the new agreement on the ground that one was not necessary—that South Vietnam had not violated the original cease-fire. Another objection was that again it did not call for the withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam. Diplomatic sources in Saigon said at one point tonight Thieu was "unlikely" to sign the four- part agreement with the Viet Cong, North Vietnam and the United States but that he felt compelled to bow to U.S. pressure. The U.S. Congress has not approved a new budget for South Vietnam for fiscal 1973-74 which begins June 30, or even voted to extend the present one. South Vietnam could hardly even surviva without that aid. The signing^ will follow the same pattern as for the original Jan. 27 peace pact. The United States, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and Viet Cong will sign first, followed by a signing between Hanoi and Washington only. French officials said the ceremony will take place at the Kleber Avenue Conference Center, where the original pact was [signed. French authorities had prepared the Kleber Avenue meeting site for possible signing ceremonies Tuesday but nothing happened, apparently because of Saigon objections. Kissinger; Le Due Tho Reach Agreement St arts Says President ($wmm Him 'Pep Talk 9 WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Commerce Secretary Mau rice H. Stans testified today that President Nixon told him in a "pep talk" last August not to worry about personal problems; the Watergate bugging was causing because "it will all be over eventually." Returning for a second day of questioning by the Senate Watergate Committee, Stans also said he never questioned and was not suspicious about large cash payments funneled to various Nixon campaign officials and White House aides in the months preceding the bugging of Democratic party heaquarters last spring. "I felt it was not incumbent on us to question the propriety of payments to (G. Gordon) Liddy or anyone else and we didn't...," said Stans, who was and still is chairman of the Finance Committee to Re-Elect the President. "Subsequent events couldn't possibly have been conceived by me or anyone else." Liddy was counsel to the finance committee and was one of the men convicted' in January for the Watergate raid. Stans said he had "no idea" Liddy was drawing huge sums of cash from campaign coffers, although he had checked out a $83,000 payment to Liddy in April, 1972, with former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, then Nixon's campaign manager. Stans, indicted with Mitchell last month by a federal grand Jury in New York on campaign fraud charges in connection with a $200,000 contribution from financier Robert L. Vesco, testified that Nixon had called him one day in August. "He said he was aware of the fact that I was receiving considerable punishment in the press for not answering all their questions at that time," Stans said. "He said ' he appreciated the sacrifice I was making...and that it would all be over eventually. It was a pep talk, essentially." Aside from a meeting with the President 10 days later in which fund-raising problems were discussed, Stans said, he had no other discussions with Nixon during the .campaign and, aside from the "pep talk," has never talked about the Watergate scandal with him. He said he had "absolutely no information" that the President knew of the bugging in advance or was involved in a coverup of the scandal. Skylab Scans Launch Site HOUSTON (UPI) - Skylab's astronauts got a clear look at their Cape Kennedy launch site today but heavy clouds obscured much of the nation on their next-to-last picture-taking sweep. "There's the Cape under the clouds there," cried Paul J. Weitz. "There's the Titan (rocket) complex. The VAB (rocket assembly building) is under the clouds, I guess." He beamed the view back to mission control using a television camera hooked up to a telescope. The clouds, however, spoiled the view of much of Florida, including the Disney World complex to the west. The 32-minute picture-taking pass began over the state of Washington and ended east of Brazil. It was the 10th earth resources run for Weitz, Charles "Pete" Conrad and Joseph P. Kerwin. Conrad said he planned to try to manufacture ball bearings later today in experiments that could lead the way to factories in orbit. He performed three space welding tests Tuesday and television pictures of the operation were beamed back today. The experiments, carried out in a 16-inch vacuum chamber, are designed to take advantage of weightlessness and demonstrate that manufacturing processes in space can produce what can't be made on earth. The astronauts were greeted by heavy clouds as soon as they turned on their cameras over the West Coast. Cloudy conditions continued across much of the nation, spoiling the pilots' attempts to photograph many of their specific targets. "it looks like the whole U.S. is clobbered today," said Conrad. Royal Wedding Date Will Be November 14 LONDON (UPI) — Princess Anne will marry Lt. Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey Nov. 14, Buckingham Palace announced today. Palace sources said invitations have been sent out for what is expected to be one of the most splendid royal marriages of the century. The brief palace announcement gave only the place and date for the wedding of the 22-year-old daughter of Queen Elizabeth and the 24-year-old cavalry officer and the fact it would be solemnized by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of the Church of England. What it did not say was that the Queen and Prince Philip are anxious that the many royal figures who found themselves busy elsewhere when Princess Margaret married another commoner, Anthony Armstrong-Jones, in 1960 should be present. Thus the date was set for Anne's wedding months ahead. But by coincidence, Nov. 14 is the 25th birthday of Prince Charles, the heir to the throne, and the 69th birthday of the Archbishop of Canterbury. To the nation will awaken on the great day to the traditional happy birthday salute to the Prince of Wales by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). And shortly thereafter BBC radio and television and the Independent Television Network will carry the scenes around and inside the Abbey as famous guests arrive and the wedidng ceremony unrolls on the historic altar where Britain's sovereigns have been crowned for 900 years. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were also married there on Nov. 20, 1947. The first recorded royal marriage in the Abbey united the Earl of Cornwall and Lady Sanchia, daughter of the Count of Provence, in 1243. The release of the wedding date came a little over two weeks after the engagement of the princess to the son of a prosperous but not wealthy sausage and ice cream company executive was announced on May 29. The couple met through a mutual interest in riding—she is European individual Equestrian champion, he is an Olympic Gold medalist. Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS Abingdon 3C Amusement 6 Bushnell 27 Classified Ads ..44-45-46-47 Comics-Radio — 40 Editorial 4 Food Section -25-36 Galva _— 27 48 PAGES Hospital Notes 11 KnoxvUIe 36 Markets - 42 Monmouth — 41 Obituary - 11 Sports — 37-38 Weather 2 Women in the News 8 - 9-10 Nixon Talk May Include Selective Price Freezes WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon will disclose new proposals for fighting inflation in a nationwide broadcast tonight at 8:30 EDT, the White House announced. Details of the plan were kepi secret, but it is expected to include some selective price freezes affecting some industries while omitting a specific wage freeze. Nixon has been concentrating for a week on various proposals of his economic advisers and Cabinet members for stemming the worst inflation to hit the nation in 20 years, including record rises in food prices There have been some demands in Congress for across-the- board freezes of prices and wages. Sources within organized labor said, however, they were "relatively confident" wages would be exempted from any freeze orders. One source pointed out that the Cost of Living Council still has power to control wages if the administration chose to clamp down in that area. In announcing plans for the prime-time broadcast on television and radio, Gerald L. Warren, deputy presidential press secretary, said only that the speech would run about 15 minutes. He did not say what it would contain. The President will speak from his Oval Office, Warren said, after separate late afternoon briefings on the speech for Cabinet members and congressional leaders of both parties 'Strong Action' The Washington Star-News quoted administration officials as saying the new controls would not represent simply "cosmetic readjustment" of existing or former rules. "This is strong action, not watery weak," the Star-News quoted one source. j "The President has decided some action is necessary, Deputy,Press Secretary Gerald Warren said Tuesday, in effect confirming that Nixon has decided to overhaul his hase HI program of largely voluntary guidelines because it has not accomplished its objectives. Presidential advisers apparently have convinced Nixon ithat an across-the-board wage- price freeze is not the medicine needed to stabilize the economy, but a return to a modified control program apparently was in the works. Congressional Action Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress aalled Tuesday for action. Senate Republicans voted, 22-8, in a straw ballot for either selected controls or a freeze. GOP leader Hugh Scott asked for the vote to convey Senate sentiment to the White House. Nixon summoned his advisers Tuesday for what appeared to be a final consultative session to determine his next move. v Among those participating in the discussions were Presidential Adviser John B. Connally, who favors strong controls, Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz, and 1 Herbert Stein, chairman of ifche Council of Economic Advisers, bofih of I whom are counseling restraint in reimposing controls, and management and budget leader Roy Ash, who was described as somewhere in the middle and who favors a modified 1 inflation- control program. Phase III Shakey The five-month-old Phase III! was in bad repute despite confidence repeatedly expressed by Stein and Shultz that it would lead to a lower rate of inflation by the end of this year. Nixon has been under growing pressure from Congress and consumers to act soon to restore confidence in the economy, The stock market has been zooming downwards and the dollar has been skidding to all time lows on overseas money markets, adding to the President's economic woes. House Discusses Impeachment WASHINGTON (UPI) - For the first time since the Watergate affair became public, several congressmen have issued a unified call for the House of Representatives to dip into the case and decide if President Nixon should be impeached. For 00 minutes Tuesday, nearly a dozen congressmen discussed tho matter on the House floor. Gift Information Led by Rep. Bella S. Abzug, D-N.Y., they called for establishment of a special committee within the House Judiciary Committee "to sift all the information gathered by Uie Senate Watergate committee and the grand jury." Mrs. Abzug added, "I do not propose that we file a resolution of impeacJunent. I only want this committee to determine if there are impeachable offenses. After that it is up to tho House or whatever any member may choose to do." Rep. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey, R-Calif., foiled in his own efforts at starting a debate last Wednesday when Rep. Earl Landigrcbe, R-Lnd., cut him off with a parliamentary maneuver, praised the effort and said that was ali lie was trying to do last week. Landgrebe was not present during Tuesday's discussion. McCloskey said he had reserved another hour next Monday to continue the debate. Words Chosen Carefully All those who spoke chose their words carefully and it was obvious they didn't want to give the impression of rushing about with cries of impeachment. The strongest words came, from Rep. Parren Mitchell, D- Md., who said the Nixon administration in the Watergate affair and other actions had presented the elements of "embryonic fascism in this country" growing out of the "awesome power proceeding from one man." Congress, he said, ought to do something about it. Some congressmen didn't agree with those who spoke Tuesday, and two Democrats circulated a paper for their colleagues to sign stating their disagreement—to show that impeachment action was not representative of the House. Circulating the petition were Reps. Hugh L. Carey of New York and Fred 15. Rooney of Pennsylvania. They said in a statement that "loud talk is not representative of the mood oE the House-" A young father splashes water on his son as they race down the beach at Sleeper State Park, Caseville, Mich. Vacationers are find- llappy Holiday ing that fun is composed of warm temperatures, sandy beaches and a chance to get away from work for a few djysr. WW AX

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