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Home Paper of, 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Clear 1 Tonight Low 54-60 Mild Friday High 77-83 A Better Nempaper VOLUME LXXXII — 146 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Nixon, Brezhnev Reach Nuclear Research Pact Over the Waves With the Chicago skyline as a backdrop* Clyde Ono sails through the air and over the waves of Lake Michigan as he demonstrates a new recreational vehicle called the power- ski. The motorcycle-like vehicle will,do 30 mph in the water and is unsinkable. The power-ski was invented and built by Chicago businessman Harry H. Ono. UNIFAX Mitchell Expects Indictment WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell has asked the Senate Watergate committee not to force, him to testify because he expects to be indicted* in- the bugging case. Mitchell's attorney, William G. Hundley, wrote committee chairman Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr.* D-N.C, that a Senate appearance would force Mitchell to spell out his "entire defense" before the government has proved a case against him and would violate his right to "stand mute" until the government's case has been presented. Hundley's letter, sent Monday and later disclosed to UPI, said the "cold fact of the matter" is that government prosecutors "are going to recommend that the grand jury indict Mr. Mitchell and in the present climate the grand jury is going to follow their recommendation." The initial reaction among committee sources was that the plea would be. rejected and that Mitchell will be called to testify sometime next month. Meanwhile, a summary prepared by the White House of 36 conversations between President Nixon and his counsel, John W. Dean, between February 1973 and late April came to light. The summary, obtained by NBC, portrayed the President as repeatedly seeking the facts about the bugging and portrayed Dean as repeatedly assuring Nixon there was no high-level White House involvement. It said Dean stuck to this position up until the latter part of March, nine months after the bugging. Another summary—this one prepared by the Senate Watergate committee staff after Dean talked with them in secret session Saturday—contained allegations against 'Nixon's former top aides, John D. Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman, but did not give details of Dean's talks with the President. The Washington Post said this omission was apparent because Sen. Howard H. Baker, R-Tenn., committee vice chairman, ruled in the Saturday session that Dean's talks with the President might be covered by attorney-client privilege or national security constraints and that this question should be determined in a second interview with Dean, scheduled for Monday. Dean declined to appear for that interview, saying there were so many press leaks he would say no more until his public testimony next week. Appropriations Panel Passes HEW Money Bill CAMP DAVID, Md. (UPI) President Nixon and Leonid I. Brezhnev have reached agreements to (exchange nuclear research and speed the process of nuclear disarmament, and will f/ly back to Washington today to sign them, the White Housie announced. Presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the agreements were reached at talks at this mountain retreat Tuesday. They are considered Mexican Jet Crashes Into Mountaintop PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (UPI) — A Mexican DC9 jetliner with 27 persons aboard flying from Houston to Mexico City slammed into a mountain peak on Mexico's rugged Pacific Coast Wednesday night and exploded. All "aboard were feared dead. The wild Pacific coastal area is almost inaccessible by land A flotilla of 30 to 40 small rescue boats led by a yacht went by sea early today along the coast to a landing at the base of craggy hilltop area and sent rescue teams into the mountains to search for the wreckage. A passenger list issued by the Aero-Mexico airline indicated that at • least 14 Americans boarded the plane at Houston, but the list was incomplete and the exact number of Americans aboard among the 23 passengers was not known. Two of the Americans were identified as Daniel Hilliard and his wife Susanna of Houston. They had sent their two children to summer camp and were going to Mexico for a vacation at Puerto Vallarta. Hilliard, about 38, was the office manager of Zytron Corp., a microfilm products company. The jet was last in contact with the Puerto Vallarta airport tower at 10:25 p.m. CST, about 10 minutes before its scheduled landing. the most Important visible results of the eight-day summit. The pacts would provide for oint research and exchange of scientific and technological information in the peaceful uses of atomic energy and also would outline the basic principles for U.S. and Soviet negotiators trying to reach agreement on limitations on offensive nuclear weapons. Ziegler said the agreements would be signed at 3:30 p.m. DT in the East room of the White House. Nixon and Brezh­ nev will end their two days of talks here and helicopter to the White House to participate in the ceremony. U.S. officials said decisions Nixon and Brezihnev reached will accelerate the enormously complicated task of negotiating mutual restraints in nuclear armaments. They predicted a comprehensive agreement will be reached in a year and a half i -^well before the limited, five year agreement placed in force in 1972 expires. A late afternoon ceremony in the East Room of the White House was planned to formalize the pacts, which are extensions of agreements reached during the initial Nixon-Brezhnev summit in Moscow 13 months ago. Nixon and Brezhnev negotiated for more than five hours Wednesday at this rustic mountaintop retreat, conferring for a time before a fire when the weather was dhilly and wet ( and moving to the side of a swimming pool when it improved. The atmlosphere of cordiality continued to be evident when the President and the Soviet ( Communist party general secretary took breaks from their labors. In the afternoon, Brezhnev climbed behind the wheel of the shiny, new Lincoln Continental Nixon had given h&m and took the President for a 10-minute ride over Camp David's narrow mountain roads. They were accompanied only by an interpreter. They also took a walk beside a mountain stream near Aspen, the presidential lodge. The jovial Brezhnev was decked out in an American-style windbreaker Nixon had given him! with the presidential seal on one side and his name emblazoned on the other. School, Statutes Obscenity Changed *§tti ipii WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Supreme Court, in its first decision on a school desegregation case from a northern city, ruled today that intentional racial discrimination' in part of a school system leaves the entire system tainted and subject to court action. In a long-awaited opinion concerning Denver public schools, the court majority said that where intentional segregation has been shown with respect to a significant portion of the system, authorities mustj prove that their actions involving other segregated schools were not likewise motivated. The court also revised its 1 previous legal definition of obscenity and said that states and local authorities need not apply a "national standard" of morality in cracking down on pornographic movies and publications. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger set forth the new obscenity yardstick in three 5-4 decisions involving two cases from California and one from Georgia. He let stand a 1957 definition of obscenity: "Whether to the average person, applying community standards, the dominant theme of the material taken as a" whole appeals to prurient interest." However, he struck down a later requirement that the material must be shown to be "utterly without redeeming social importance." OM Friends President Nixon and Soviet Party leader Leonid Brezhnev appear to be in a jovial mood as they continue their summit talks at the presidential mountain-top-retreat at Camp David, Md. Brezhnev is wearing a flight jacket from "Air Force One," given to him by the President. UNIFAX Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS 36 PAGES Abingdon 31 Hospital Notes 9 Amusement 6 Knoxville — 31 Bushnell —. 20 Markets 26 Business News 14-15 Monmouth — 25 Classified Ads.. 32-33-34-35 Obituary 9 Comics-Radio 24 Sports ....29-30 Editorial 4 Weather 2 Galva 20 Women in the News 11-12-13 WASHINGTON (UPI) - The House Appropriations Committee voted today to sharply increase President Nixon's proposed spending (for health and education programs in 1974, exceeding his budget requests by $1.3 billion and inviting a new veto. The panel approved a $32.8 billion money bill to fund the Departments of Labor and Health, Education and Welfare and related agencies in the new fiscal year that starts July 1. Nixon had asked $31.5 billion for the same programs. Bills Vetoed Nixon vetoed two Labor-HEW money bills last year because they exceeded his budget requests. Congress sustained the first veto and rather than try to override a compromise bill that he also vetoed merely passed a resolution continuing funding of the agencies ait the 1972 appropriations levels. The committee said it "could not possibly accept the meat axe approach" Nixon used in cutting back federal aid to health programs and boosted his proposals in the health area alone by $300 million. The panel also included $333.8 million to keep the Office of Economic Opportunity in business for another year while Congress decides what to do. about Nixon's plan to abolish the antipoverty agency. Nixon budgeted $143.8 million to phase OEO out of existence and the committee said it was mereJy adding-$190 million to that figure but was earmarking the money to certain OEO programs, mainly the big Community Action Agency project. In education, the committee recommended $2.1 billion for aid to grade and high schools whereas Nixon pegged his budget to his proposed special revenue sharing for education, a program the administration has conceded is dead for this year at least. Cost of Living Up 0.6 Per Cent WASHINGTON (UPI) - The nation's worst inflation in 22 years eased slightly in May, but higher prices for food, clothing, gasoline, used cars and household services still pushed the cost of living up 0.6 per cent, the government said today. Increase Smaller Although the May increase was smaller than the price jumps in the three previous months —the highest three- month rise since 1951 —the Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index (CPI) now stood 5.5 per cent above a year ago —more than twice the government's 2.5 per cent price (guideline. Retail prices have risen at an annual rate of 7.2 per cent over the past six months and at a yearly rate of 8.7 per cent over the past three months. The May CPI did not reflect the 60-day price freeze ordered by President Nixon last week, but it did show the full impact of the meat price ceilings he ordered late in March. As a result, meat prices fell 0.1 per cent in May after rising 13.2 per cent during the previous four months. Food Prices The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said food prices went up 1.0 per cent in May, the smallest increase this year. Commodities other than food went up 0.6 per cent while the prices of services increased 0,4 per cent. The BLS said food prices in grocery stores went up 0.9 per cent instead of declining as they usually do in May. With the exception of meats and eggs, most foods showed price increases —with sharp jumps for dairy products, fish, coffee, cereal and bakery products and smaller increases for fresh vegetables, particularly potatoes,, onions, cabbage and celery. While the cost of living continued to go up, the BLS said average weekly earnings of rank and file workers failed to keep up with the higher prices Ipst month. The purchas­ ing power of their average earnings declined 0.3 per cent last month. The 0.6 per cent rise in prices in May was under the 0.7 per cent jumps in February and April and the 0.9 per cent advance in March. But it was still higher than for January of thus year or any single month in 1972. The CPI in May was 131.5. This meant that goods and services which cost $10 in the 1967 base period cost $13.15 last month. Skylab Garbage Dump Jams HOUSTON (UPI) - A bag jammed in Skylab's vital airlock trash disposer on the astronauts' final day of flight today but they managed to free it and save the space station from what could have been a massive garbage problem. "Boy, is that ever good news," said ground communicator Henry Hartsfield when Paul J. Weitz reported that "a judicious application of muscle" cleared the garbage dump. "You ought to hear the sighs of relief down here," Hartsfield said from the mission control tenter. "it weren't notiiijig compared to the sighs here, Babe," Weitz said. The problem, and its quick solution, came as Weitz, Charles "Pete" Conrad and Joseph P. Kerwin cleaned house and finished packing for tlieir return to earth Friday after a record 28 days in orbit. The pilots plan to leave the space station at 4:45 a.m. EDT, fjy tlieir Apollo ferry ship around the lab for one last look and then gradually descend to a Pacific Ocean splashdown at 9:50 a.m. Conrad reported the trash trouble at 9 a. m. as Skykib swept over the California coast. "We've got gome bad news for you, Houston," he said. He reported that a bag containing a charcoal air filter and four spacesuit gloves got stuck midway through the 14-inch diameter cylinder leading to a lau-ge tank that serves as the sole container for the pilots' garbage. Before launch, Weitz said failure of the trash dump was one of his main worries. He said then, "If that thing breaks, we'd be in a heap of trouble." Failure to operate the airlock would liave created tremendous garbage disposal problems for two more crews scheduled to spend a total of 16 weeks aboard Skylab. Conrad said it would be "pure luck" if they could free the jammed bag. But 15 minutes later, they had managed once again to save the space station from potentially serious trouble. "The trash airlock is operative one more time," reported Weitz. Because Skylab will be visited by three more astronauts for eight weeks starting July 27, Conrad, Kerwin and Weitz had to leave the eight-roam assembly in spotless condition. Splashdown SUv C

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