Page 1 article text (OCR)
Home Paper of 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail Showers Eluding Tonight Low 60 Partly Ctoudjf W«toe#day High 80 .8., Soviet Union Sign Cultural Exchange Pact A Better Nempaper GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS' WASHINGTON (UPI) -The United States and the Soviet Union today signed agreements designed to increase the flow of artists and scholars between the two countries land to promote joint research of the oceans, farming and transportation. Witii President Nixon and Soviet party Chairman Leonid I. Brezhnev looking on, Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko signed the agreements during a brief State Department ceremony. The pacta were the first concrete achievement of the current Nixon-Brezhnev summit talks, now in their second day. Both leaders have predicted the talks will broadly expand trade between tho two former Cold War rivals and reduce the threat of nuclear war. One aspect of such cultural exchanges was tho subject of a mild and orderly demonstration Monday, which neither Brezh nev nor Nixon saw. Dancers and other performers in colorful costumes paraded in front of the State Department to protest Soviet performers taking jobs from them. The other agreements are all five-year pads establishing U.S.-Soviet committees to meet annually on specific areas for joint research and information 'exchange in each of the three fields. The oceanographic agreement basically extends previous working agreements which have developed between the two countries. In the field of transportation tho United States is interested in Soviet methods for coping with travel in extremely cold weather, and the Russians are interested in U.S. methods for packaging and computerizing products in transit. First Session Nixon and Brezhnev, who met for almost four hours - of "philosophical discussions" in the first session of their summit Monday, turned their attention today to tho tougher problems of trade and disarmament. Spokesmen for both leaders said they hoped to establish a framework in which current nuclear disarmament negotiations can proceed quickly. But before that subject came up this afternoon, Brezhnev invited members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and othtar key senators to lunch to try to persuade them to grant his nation ifcrade concessions. SEA DIVER Research Sub Freed Astronauts Take Last Space Walk The research submarine Johnson Sea Link sits on its mother ship, Sea Diver, after it was freed yesterday afternoon. The sub was trapped in 360 feet of water in the wreckage of a scuttled destroyer. Two of the scientists were found dead today when the hatch was opened. UNIFAX Two Die in Submarine KEY WEST, Fla, (UPI) -! Two men trapped since. Sunday in a .'midget submarine were found dead today when officials completed decompressing the vessel and opened itihe hatch. The announcement wa*s made by Lt. Cmdr. William R. Smith, Navy public relations officer, while v the minisub mother ship, Sea Diver, was en route to port with the submarine aboard. Two other men aboard the vessel were removed from the submarine alive when the tiny submersible was brought to the surface at 4:55 p.m. EDT Monday. The sub became ensnared 360 feet below the surface of the Atlantic in the wreckage of a scuttled destroyer while diving off Key West Sunday morning. The victims of the mishap were Al Stover, 51, of Juno Beach, Fla., and Clayton Link,' 31, of'Binghamton, N.Y., son of the designer-builder of the mini- sub. The two who survived the accident were Archibald "Jock" Menzies, Vero Beach, Fla., and Dr. Robert Meek, 24, an ichthyologist from Santa Barbara, Calif. Disney said that Edwin Link, also the inventor of the Link flight trainer, was "quite relieved that his son was brought to the surface and was getting treatment." The sub was rescued by the research ship A. B. Wood in a "last-ditch attempt before the salvage ships left the scene," off Sugar Loaf Key about 20 miles east of Key West. Five other attempts—two by divers in pressurized suite, one by scuba divers, and two by a roving diving bell flown in from San Diego—had failed. The Wood was called upon.for aid because it has a 400-foot mechanical arm with tongs on the end. The Wood lowered a remote television camera to study the sub's plight and then used the arm to pluck the small vessel from its prison in the debris of the World War II destroyer Fred T. Perry, scuttled by the Navy last year, Edwin Link had said late Sunday that the men probably couldn't live beyond noon Monday because a chemical called barralime that absorbs carbon dioxide would be exhausted then. The men lasted beyond the predicted survival deadline, but how much longer they could have held on was uncertain. "It was entirely too close for any of us," said Rear Adm. John H. Maurer, the base commandant. HOUSTON (UPI) - Skylab's astronauts began a final walk in space today to retrieve 30,242 matchless pictures of the sun and make two more repairs to leave the space station in top shape for another crew next month. Veteran Charles "Pete" Conrad and Paul J. Weitz, making his first spacewalk, planned to spend up to three hours working outside the big, 270- mile high research lab; Unlike the emergency repair operation June 7, today's spacewalk was normal except for the minor fix-it jobs added to the pilots' routine. Shortly after getting up at 3 a.m., Conrad indicated to mission control that preparations for the spacewalk were going smoothly, and he would start early with approval of the ground. Capsule communicator William Thornton gave mission control's assent. Conrad's first job was to tap a faulty battery charger by hitting it with a one pound hammer to see if he could free a stuck electrical switch. Then he was to remove six film cassettes from Skylab' solar telescopes, brush a, speck of dust off one mstrument and tape a piece, of ^.sunshade outside to see how sunlight affects it. • Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS Abingdon 31 Amusement . 6 Bushnell 16 Classified Ads ..32-33-34-35 Comics-Radio 24 Editorial —- 4 Galva : 16 Hospital Notes 9 36 PAGES Knoxville 31 Markets 26 Monmouth 25 Obituary 9 Sports 29-30 Weather 2 Women in the News ..11-12 Champagne Toast With champagne toasts between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and President Nixon, the U. S. and Soviet Union signed four agreements today in a ceremony at the State Dept. The agreements were designed to increase the flow of scholars and artists between the two countries and to promote research of oceans, farming and transportation. UNIFAX Connally-ZieglerFrictionReported LOS ANGELES (UPI) John Connally is leaving the White House after a clash with Press Secretary Ronald Ziegler which may have derailed Connally's chances for the Republican presidential nomination, the Los Angeles Times reported today. In Washington, a White House spokesman said Ziegler and Connally are "on the best of terms." The spokesman said both men consider the Times' story inaccurate. No Plan to Leave The spokesman reiterated the White House position expressed 1'ast week (that Connally has no plans to leave his unpaid post but that he never viewed the appointment as a "long term assignment." The Times' story about alleged friction between the two men quoted an associate of Connally who asked not to be identified. The newspaper said Ziegler could not be reached for comment. The Times said the associate confirmed reports that the former Texas governor, Treasury secretary during part of President Nixon's first term and secretary of the Navy under President Kennedy plans to leave the White House advisory position that he took just five weeks ago, after switching to the Republican Party for the Democrats. Clear Up Rumors Connally told reporters in Washington Monday night he would hold a news conference this week—probably Wednesday —to clear up what he called "all those rumors" about the s statouf his White House job. He made tho comment during the White House state dinner for visiting Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev. Connally advised President Nixon to fire Zilegler in tho wake of Watergate "because Ziegler's usefulness as press secretary was limited because of Ziegler's role as a spokesman during the Watergate coverup, and his fear that Ziegler might ultimately be tainted personally by the Watergate matter," the source said. Connally personally confronted Ziegler and told him he should resign, the Times reported. Tho President, instead of following Connally's reported advice, proimloted Ziegler to special assistant and expanded Us authority. Meanwhile, reports appeared that Connally did not have access to the President and that he was upset that ho had not been offered tho post of secretary of state. Haldeman Lawyer Denies Magruder Statement All Hams On Deck Five fishermen caught a pig in the ocean Monday. Mike Leadley, llialeah, Fla., and his friend say they hooked a sunburned, saJt- encrusled pig who was tired but happy to be rescued. No one knows how the pig readied Leadley's boat, which was 15 miles north east of Miami Beach, but the yg started swimming toward the boat and the sailors pulled him in. Aboard the boat the pig drank plenty of water and ate a bit of food and went peacefully to sleep. UNIFAX WASHINGTON (UPI) Sharply disputing the testimony of Jeb Stuart Magruder, a lawyer for former White House chief of staff H.R. "Bob" Haldeman said today that Haldeman received no reports about the Watergate operation in early 1973. Attorney John J. Wilson, speaking to reporters, also said that Haldeman did not talk with Magruder about Watergate until March this year, two months after Magruder alleged that a conversation took place. Explosive Testimony Magruder, in the most explosive testimony of the Senate Watergate hearings, said Thursday that he kept Gordon Strachan — Haldeman's political liaison with President Nixon's re-election committee— fully informed of the planning of the Watergate operation and its subsequent cover-up. Magruder, the deputy campaign director, said he assumed that Strachan kept Haldeman informed. Magruder also said he spoke with Haldeman in January and told him "the total context of the cover-up and the Watergate planning." Wilson spoke to reporters at U.S. District Court, where Chief Judge John J. Sirica accepted sealed evidence that federal prosecutors have gathered against ousted White House Counsel John Wesley Dean III. James F. Neal, assistant to Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, told Sirica that the motion was necessary to prove that the evidence had been gathered in advance of Dean's testimony before the Senate committee now scheduled for next Tuesday. Since Dean is testifying under partial inununity from further prosecution, any evidence from his Senate testimo ny would not be admissible in a trial. Wilson also said that Haldeman's logs show no record of any meeting with Magruder in January. Cox Monday had "urgently" requested the hearing before Sirica. Dean had been scheduled to begin testifying at the nationally televised Senate Watergate hearings. However, the committee late Monday voted 6-1 to postpone the hearings for one week so they would not interfere with President Nixon's summit talks with Soviet Communist party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev. Dean had been expected to deliver explosive testimony, implicating high White House officials—and perhaps even the President himself—in the bugging of Democratic party headquarters a year ago and its subsequent cover-up. Dean has been granted partial immunity from prosecution for his Senate testimony so that nothing he tells the committee can ever be used against him in court. By presenting to Sirica under seal other evidence that a grand jury already has compiled against Dean, tho former White House counsel, the prosecutors thus would be able to prove at a subsequent trial that the evidence had been collected from other sources prior to Dean's Senate appearance. Although Dean's appearance lias been postponed and the timing no longer was crucial, Cox went ahead and presented Sirica the evidence. No one has been indicted by tho grand jury, but it was known that Dean's roll in the Watergate affair was being given closest scrutiny.