Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 23, 1973 · Page 1
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ft. I Home Paper oi 70 Communities (Jalesburg Register-Mail Fair Tonight Low Mid-60s Fair Sunday High Around 90 A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII — 148 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Nixon, Brezhnev Hope to End Cold War Relations SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) - Holding their final summit talks today at the California White House, President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev arranged to complete work on a 20^page oommuniquc signaling the end of cold war relations between the two superpowers. The 66-ycar-old Kremlin leader was in an ebullient mood when he stepped down from the "Spirit of '76" with Nixon Friday for a short weekend stay ait "La Casa Pacifica." Smiling and waiving, acting much like an American politician, Brezhnev kissed two little girls on the cheek when they greeted ihim on the presidential estate. Brezhnev, obviously enjoying the change of scenery, was soaking up the California sunshine and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean. He planned to take time out this afternoon to tape a nationwide broadcast to' the American people which will be aired at 6 p.m. Sunday evening. He was a house guest at the Nixon's Spanish-style villa and occupied a bright yellow bedroom overlooking the courtyard. Although Mrs. Nixon was on hand, Nixon and Brezhnev dined together privately last night. Strike Warm Rapport The two leaders have struck up a warm rapport, and show it. During the past week, they have conferred (for 33 hours on a score of global problems and have concluded eight agreements ifor cooperation between the two nations in the fields of trade, lagriculitupc, science and culture. Their main achievement was an agreement to set 1974 as the target dale for completing negotiations on a treaty (to limit and reduce offensive nuclear weapons. Nixon and Brezhnev are shooting for a Bummit reunion in Moscow nexit June, hopefully to sign such a pact. A ninth accord to expand commercial airline charter flight stops in the United States and the Soviet Union was drafted for signature itoday by lower level U.S. and Russian officiate. Henry A. Kissinger told reporters* en route to California that the diplomaitiic breakthroughs with the Soviet Union and China have defused Indochina as a possible area of confrontation. Communique to be Released The communique will be released Monday, the day of Brezhnev's departure from the United States, and will cover the range d£ new cooperative relationships developed during the summit meeting. Mutual balanced! force reduction is one of the touchy subjects to be dealt wilth in the document. Nixon was intent on giving Brezhnev a glimplso of scenic America. Flying to California, the President's piano circled the Grand Canyon so that the Communist chief could see the spectacular colors of the rock formations. "fit's certainly very beautiful, Mr. President, very beautiful, indeed," Brezhnev observed. "But another thought which comes to mind—it's a pity that it's so barren. But all countries have such places. Are there any inhabited areas?" The scenery reminded Brezh­ nev of the Westerni movies he had seen and he put his hands on his hips to imitate a cowboy drawing two guns from a holster. "Yes, John Wayne," Nixon said with a smile. This afternoon, Nbron has invited about 100 Hollywood celebrities and California friends to meet Brezhnev at a fiesta-stylo parity around the tiled pool at his estate here. Skylab Astronauts Heading Home ABOARD USS TICONDEROGA (UPI) - Skylab's astronauts sailed home today from man's longest space journey and the commander predicted the next crew will be able to stay up twice as long despite dizziness and nausea experienced by two of the spacemen. Joseph P. Kerwin was in worse shape after the 28-day orbital flight than expected but Charles "Pete" Conrad was reported in surprisingly good condition. The third crewman, Paul J. Weitz, was about average. Conrad, the space station skipper, told officials aboard this recovery ship that the higihly s u c c e s s ful mission proved man could work in space for four weeks and he predicted the next Sklylab pilots will do well for 56 days in onbit. Skylab 2 astronauts Alan L. Bean, Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma are scheduled for launch from Cape Kennedy July 27 or 28. Dr. W. Royce Hawkins, deputy chief of life sciences at the Johnson Space Center, said at a news conference late Friday night that Kerwin's dizziness and nausea was only temporary and that the space physician should be much improved after he has more time to readapt to earth's gravity. "I have no doubt that Joe as well as Paul and Pete will all bounce back," the doctor said. "It's quite possible Joe might be a little longer. But I have no doubt he's coming back." Conrad and Weitz on Deck Conrad, 43-year-old veteran spaceflier, and rookie Weitz, 40, appeared on the deck of this recovery ship, chatting with officers about the weather and seemed in good spirits. Conrad, Weitz and Kenwin, 41, were plucked from the Pacific Ocean Friday after a flawless splashdown. "I'm a little surprised that Pete looks as good as he does," Hawkins said. "I'm surprised that Joe is showing as much as to Home Destroyed by Fire Two Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs examine the re- destroyed by the fire, which is not expected to be under mains of a $100,000 home leveled Friday afternoon by a brush control until early Sunday morning. UNIFAX fire. More than five houses and 200 acres of timber have been he is. I would expect them be a little more like Paul." Kerwin wasn't able to complete a series of physical exercises, the same kind he had been doing in weightlessness the past 28 days, because of vomiting, lightheadedness and dizziness, the physician said. Kenwin, the first American space-physician, vomited after he "chug-a-lugged" a grape drink soon after entering the onboard medical trailers, he said. Weitz also felt slightly dizzy and nauseous after completing the tests, but was able to walk on the carrier decks five minutes later. Kerwin was the only crewman who wore a special pair of inflated pants at splashdown to overcome the effects of weightlessness. Hawkins said he had the pants on for a period of seven hours. The pilots, called upon time and again to repair faulty Skylab systems, were scheduled for debriefings aboard the Tico en route to San Diego. They will undergo a final three-hour i medical checkup after arriving 1 Sunday morning and, if cleared by the doctors, may take a short hop up the coast to visit President Nixon at his San Clernente retreat. The President congratulated the astronauts for their record setting journey that showed "good men are still central to the success of human adventure." "The successful completion of the first mission of Skylab is a source of intense pride for the American people," Nixon said "You have demonstrated that just as man can conquer the elements of earth he can cope with the exigencies of space." The spacmen left only one problem behind in the earth orbiting laboratory—a freezing system that wasn't working properly. If ground controllers can't determine what the problem is and send a radio command to fix it, some of the more appetizing food on Skylab could be spoiled by the time the next crew arrives late in July. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES Abingdon 16 Amusement 5 Bushnell 5 Churches 8-9 Classified Ads 17-18-19-20-21 Comics-Radio 15 Editorial 4 Galva 5 Hospital Notes 11 Knoxville 16 Markets 22 Monmouth — 16 ObituaTy 11 Sports 13-14 Weather 2 Women in the News 3 Reports on Gas Reserves Will Be Given to Committee Two Guards At Prison Found Dead FLORENCE, Ariz. (UPI) Inmates of a maximum security cellblock ait the Arizona State Prison seized two guards Friday night, briefly held them hostage then stabbed them to deaith, prison officials said today. John Moran, director of the state Corrections Department, said, "There was nothing in the way of demands. We just don't know what happened or why." Moran said there were more than 200 men in cellblock 3 of the overcrowded, antiquated prison 100 miles southeast of Phoenix when the guards were taken hostage. Tine prisoners, he said, had seized control of Ohe cellblock, but about three hours later, all but about a dozen returned to their cells. When prison officers entered, they found the two guards dead, he said. Their names were not released immediately. "They were a mess," one prison official said. Moran said they had been stabbed and that there "might have been other things" contributing to the cause of death. He did not elaborate on what those "other things" may have been. By United Press International Secret reports on the gas reserves of the nation's 79 largest producers will be handed over to the Senate antitrust subcommittee by next Tuesday—but only over vigorous protest by the Federal Power Commission (FPC). The commission, which argued that making the reports public could inflict irreparable injury on individual oil companies, Friday said they were being made available "expressly under protest and subject to the requirements of confidentiality and protection against public disclosure ... unless otherwise waived by filing producers." The committee had subpoena ed the information last Thurs day, but the FPC said the reports were protected under the National Gas Act and the Freedom of Information Act However, the commission de cided to go along with the subcommittee to avoid placing PC Chairman John Nassika in contempt of Congress. In other developments: —A member of the Texas Mass Transportation Commission urged petroleum companies Friday to use prime elevison time to tell the public why the fuel shortage has occurred. "I personally feel the shortage is real and that it's not contrived by the oil and gas companies," Joe P. Cain said at a joint meeting in Austin of the commission and approximately 40 state transit operators. —Seaway Products Corp. announced that six of its gasoline stations across the northern section of New York state have been compelled to shut down because of the Canadian ban on gas and fuel exports. An official said the stations, which had been buying their gas from Shell of "Canada, would stay closed for at least six months. Scheme to Raise Funds Disclosed CBS Reporting Team Probes Charges NEW YORK (UPI) - CBS television news Friday ordered a special reporting team to probe charges that executives of Columbia Records gave money and drugs to disc jockeys to play records produced by the Columbia Broadcasting System subsidiary. "There arc no holds barred in the investigation," said Richard Salant, president of CBS News. "We don't know how long it will take but the unit will keep probing, even if it leads to the top." The Justice Department is investigating allegations that top Columbia Records executives engaged in widespread payola, particularly to black disc jockeys, to push records cut by artists on the Columbia label. The probers reportedly have been examining documents and expense vouchers and questioning employes about the charges. Salant said the team was assigned several days ago to investigate the charges, and that the results of its investigation will be broadcast on Walter Cronkite's evening news show. "We are not under pressure from anyone. We have a free hand to do whatever we want," Salant said. His announcement came one day after William Safire, a former speechwritor for President Nixon and now a columnist for the New York Times, called for such a probe in his column, implying that CBS may have been committing a Watergate-type coverup. Satire's column was "entertaining," Salant said. "Anytime he wants to be our assignments editor we'd be glad to consider his application," Salant said. Last month, Clivo Davis, president of Columbia Records, was fired, and the company then charged him in a suit witli misusing company funds. It said in the suit that he had misappropriated $94,000, most of which allegedly went to decorating his apartment, and had "improperly obtained or received other substantial sums." David Wynshaw, recently fired as director of Columbia's artist relations, reportedly has told federal investigators that the payoffs totaled $250,000. Fighting Reported Today Near Saigon SAIGON (UPI) - Communist violations of the five^inonth-old Vietnam cease-fire dropped to a record law of 51 today, but fighting approached 1o within six miles of Saigon, the South Vietnamese command said. Ttie Viet Cong accused the Saigon command of wholesale truce violations since (lie- Paris communique reaffirming the cease-fire went into effect June J 5. Reported Communist viola­ tions have been dropping for the past five days. The 51 reported for the 24 hours ending at noon today were tlie fewest since Uie Jan. 28 cease-fire took effect. Tlie previous low was 53 on May 24. The opposing sides, however, said they saw no significant drop in the fighting. "U looks to be a good sign, but we don't find anything significant," a Saigon command spokesman said. Ho said that fewer Communist attacks were reported in the months before tlie cease-fire. "Tlie situation has made no new progress," a Viet Cong press officer said Friday. The Saigon command said Communist forces attacked a militia unit Friday night six miles northwest of the outskirts of Saigon or about JO miles from tlie center of the capital. It said three Comuuunists were killed, but there wore no militia [government officials. Tlie talks casualties. Iwith Mio Viet Cong on South On the diplomatic front, Saigon's delegation to tlie Paris talks witli the Viet Cong left for Paris today witli new instructions from President Nguyen Van Tliieu, government sources said. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Luu Vien, leader of the delegation, hail been in Saigon tlie past 10 days for consuita- Vietnam's political! future are scheduled to resume Thursday at tiie Paris suburb of La Cello St. Cloud. The press officer for the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolution' ary Government (PRC) charged that in the week starting June 15, "The Saigon side has more than 300 times conducted bombardments a n d land-grabbing lion with Tlueu and olher|operalions (g round attacks) Forty miles northwest of the Saigon, a dozen Communists and itwo government Rangers were slain in a Friday evening battle in which eight other Rangers were wounded. Hanoi's Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported today the WASHINGTON (UPI) — Both major political parties expressed interest in a plan to raise $1.8 million by allowing corporations to set up business "expositions" at the 1972 presidential conventions in Miami Beach, Fla., according to the Connecticut businessman who dreamed up the idea. Walter L. Scott, who heads the Financial Marketing Services Co., Stamford, Conn., and the Columbia Exposition Co., New York, told UPI Friday he, approached both the Republi cans and Democrats, proposing to sell 360 booths to corpora tions for $5,000 each. Under the agreement, which was designed to circumvent federal laws barring corpora tions from contributing directly to political campaigns, the two parties would have shared $1 million, Scott would have received $400,000 and expenses would have amounted to $400,000. Sworn Testimony Given In other developments: —Gary W. Hart, campaign director for Democratic presi dential nominee Goerge S McGovern, has given sworn testimony that the Democrats were victims of numerous cases of alleged political espionage. Hart made the charges in a pre-trial deposition in the Democrats' $6.4 million damage suit against tlie Committee to Re-elect the President growing out of tlie Watergate bugging. Among the cases of alleged political espionage, Hart cited hoax calls to AFL-CiO President George Meany and CBS newsman Walter Cronkite in tlie name of McGovern staffers. —Chairman Lucien Nedzi, D- Mich., said his House intelligence subcommittee was seeking a closed-door appearance next week by Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt, who is serving a jail term Danbury, Conn. Nedzi said he iiis wants to quiz Hunt on l,2(MWfoat-long Phu Long rail-{knowledge of an alleged plot to | them." road bridge, on the line linking blame the CIA for thej Scott another convicted Watergate conspirator, James W. McCord. Nedzi said McCord repeated the story he gave in open session to the Senate Watergate Committee. —Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald N. Cox has been given clearance by attorneys for Common Cause, the Citizens' lobby, and President Nixon's re-election committee to inspect the committee's court-sealed finance records. The records were put under the seal of Judge Joseph C. Waddy to be used in a federal court case in which Common Cause has charged the campaign committee with violating foder- al law in raising funds. —The New York Times reported today that Assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen urged Nixon to suspend his two top aides, H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, on April 15—two weeks before the two resigned from their White House posts. Petersen made that recommendation because federal prosecutors had uncovered evidence indicating the two had led the Watergate cover-up, the Times said. Question Arises —Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson told a news conference in Chicago the question of whether the President could legally be summoned to testify before a federal grand jury about Watergate can be argued "both ways." He said, however, "there are certain strong constitutional concerns that point to the conclusion that he could not be." The Washington Star-News quoted Senate sources as saying the White House submitted questions to the Senate Committee to ask ousted White House counsel John E. Dean III, along with a description of conversations that Dean had in|with Nixon. The newspaper quoted one committee source as saying, "There's nothing new ih was responding Hanoi and the port of Hai­ phong, has been reopened after •repair of American bomb damage. Watergate —Nedzi's for four to break-in and bug-|"kickback" charges by Jeb Stuart Magruder, the former panel met secretly deputy director of Nixon'* re- lours Friday witli'election committee.

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