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Wednesday, June 27, 1973
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Home Paper o* 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Fair Tonight Low 60 's Sunny Thursday Migh 80's A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII GALESBURG, ILLINOIS61401 —-WEDNESDAY, JUNE27,1973 PRICE TEN CENTS President Vetoes Air War tuna Cut Mass Murder Suspect Arrested Seven Killed by Berserk Gunman PALOS HILLS, 111. (UPI) Seven persons were shot to death in this quiet, wooded southwest Chicago suburb Tuesday in one of the worst mass slayings in Illinois history. Police said William Workman, 43, an unemployed carpenter, apparently went berserk and killed his parents, a pregnant neighbor woman and her 12-year-old daughter with a .22 caliber rifle. He also was suspected of killing three persons in their home two blocks away. Related Story on Page 37 Police said Workman was sipping from a can of beer when he surrendered peacefully after police lobbed a tear gas canister into his home. When arraigned in suburban Oak Lawn a short while later on murder charges, Workman told the judge he was "God's son" and had a history of mental illness. "I had to take matters into my own hands," he told Judge Anthony S. Montelione in the Cook County Circuit Court in Oak Lawn. Mind Completely Out of It "My mind was completely out of it," he said. Public defenders asked him to refrain from saying anything else. Victims of the slayings included Workman's father, Raymond, 69; his mother, Dina, 64; Mrs. ^Henrietta Cliff, 35, who lived across the street and was reported five months pregnant; Mrs. Cliff's daughter, Kimberly, 12; and three members of the Clesson family, Paul, 72; his wife Neta, 79, arid their son, Paul R., 47. Neighbors told police the Clessons were friends of the Workman family. Speck Murders The slayings, 'police said, were the worst since Richard Speck killed eight Chicago nurses on July 14, 1966. Police said they recovered a .22 caliber rifle from the Workman home, and that "numerous shell casings and beer cans were on the floor of the home." Police said they were attempting to verify reports that Workman had been, in a mental institution. Neighbors said Workman had been acting strangely since he returned last weekend after spending nearly a month in northern Minnesota. They said he appeared "w i t h d r awn," dressed as a "hobo," and during the past couple of days even failed to acknowledge greetings. Eye Witness to Slayings Anna Johnson, who lived next door to Workman and who was an eye witness to the slayings of members of the Cliff family, said she also was shot at when s"he ran across the street to get her daughter from the Cliff home, where the youngster was playing. » / . WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon today vetoed legislation to cut off funds for the bombing of Cambodia. Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield angrily warned that Nixon would be responsible for the federal government grinding to a halt if he persists in the air war. Nixon rejected a $3.3 billion supplemental appropriations bill containing a strong provision barring the use of appropriated funds for further military activity "in, over or from the shores of" Laos and Cambodia. Keep Amendment Mansfield said Congress would keep attaching the same amendment —which was sponsored by Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo. —to every available bill. "We're going to put the Eagleton amendment on more bills," he said. "If he doesn't want to stop the bombing, but wants to stop the government, it's up to him," Mansfield said. The 1 majority leader said he saw no way out of the constitutional crisis short of a decision by Nixon to end the air war. As for the supplemental bill, he said it was "up to the Dean Sticks to His Story In Heated Hearings Debate WASHINGTON (UPI) - John W. Dean III today stuck by his claim that President Nixon was involved in the Watergate cover-up, but a Republican member of the Senate investigating committee said Dean has "not a single shred of evidence" to back up the charge. Dean's debate with Sen. Edward J. Gurney caime during the former White House counsel's third day of testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee. Dean insisted that he became convinced of the President's involvement in the scandal on Sept. 15, when Nixon congratulated him for doing a "good job" on the case. Seven Indicted Seven men were indicted that day for the bugging of Democratic party headquarters three months before. No high White House or Nixon campaign," Dean said. ."I can't those indicted, and Dean said he was sure Nixon had been kept posted on White House efforts to hush up the case. "This was the hottest issue that was going in the campaign," Dean saM. " can't believe that the fact that we were going to contain this matter would totally escape the President's attention and it was a confirmation and a compliment to me that I bad done this." When Gurney demanded to know if Nixon couldn't have been congratulating him for the "investigation" Dean did of possible White House involvement in the scandal, Dean insisted he had made no such inquiry. Further, he said, he had been working on the cover- up with presidential aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, whom he assumed had been reporting to Nixon. Rather than telling him "your investigation has been very accurate," Dean said, Nixon instead told him "Bob's been telling me everything you're doing and you've been doing a good job." "Did he say that 'Bob has been telling one everything you've been doing?' " Gurney asked. "He said 'Bob has been reporting to me, something of this nature,'' Dean replied. "I thought you said 'Bob has been telling me what a good job you've been doing,'" Gurney said. Quibbling Over Words "Well, we're quibbling over words Dean began. But Gurney cut him oflf. "No, we're not quibbling over words," Gurney said. "We're talking about something very important...whether the President of the United States knew on Sept. 15 about the Watergate cover-up." "I'm totally aware of that," Dean replied. "This affects his presidency and the government of the United States," Gurney said. "I'm quite aware of that and I've told you I'm trying to recall —my mind is not a tape recorder; it does recall impressions of conversations very well —and the impression I had was that he had told me that Bob bad reported to him what I had been doing. That's the impression that very clearly came out," Dean retorted. "Your whole thesis, in saying the President of the United States knew about Watergate on Sept. 15, is purely an impression. There isn't a single shred of evidence that came out of this meeting that he knew anything about it," Gurney said. "Senator, I don't have a thesis," Dean replied. "I'm reporting the facts as I have House" whether an attempt would be made to override Nixon's veto. Judging from antiwar votes recorded this Week, the House does not have the two-thirds majority to override the President, although the Senate probably does. Let Bill Die Mansfield said there was no chance that another supplemental bill would be drafted with the antiwar language deleted. "We'll let it die," he said. "We'll save the taxpayers that amount of money. Evidently the 'urgent supplement* wasn't that urgent after all." Mansfield said the bombing was "illegal,, unconstitutional and uncalled for." A more serious test of wills bebween Congress and the President is expected to emerge this week, when Congress sends Nixon a resolution permitting government agencies to continue to draw appropriated funds after the current fiscal year closes Saturday. Unless this resolution passes, government agencies will be without funds to operate. The House already has voted to attach the Eagleton amendment to this resolution and the Senate was expected to follow and send the measure to the President in a few days. White House sources in San Clcmcnte said the official announcement of the veto would be made after the House receives Nixon's veto message. The sources said official announcement of the veto would be made from the Western White House as soon as the President's veto message reaches the House of Representatives in Washington. The sources would give no further details of the veto, which the White House had hinted might be coming. The halt to American bombing of Cambodia and military action in Laos was an amendment to a $3.3 billion supplemental appropriations bill. The legislation, cutting off the funds for further U.S. military involvement "in, over or from the shores of Cambodia" passed both House Monday and the Senate Tuesday. The bill immediately was dispatched to the White House, and Senate leaders said they had been assured the President would decide this week on whether to veto it. They said he would not use the congressional recess next week for a pocket veto. The Senate vote Tuesday was 81-11. Senate Confirms Kelley Nomination WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate today confirmed Police Chief Clarence Kelley of Kansas City, Mo., as the first permanent director of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover who died in May, 1972. Earlier Story: Page 23 Kelley was an agent with the FBI for 21 years before he took over the Kansas City, police department, Nicknamed "Dick Tracy" because of his electronic innovations in police work, he becomes only the second permanent head of the FBI. After Hoover's death President Nixon named L. Patrick Gray III, whose nomination failed because of his involvement in the Watergate affair. William D. Ruckelshaus has been serving as interim chief. Debate on the nomination was limited to 30 minutes, with Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, Sen. James 0. Eastland, D-Miss., chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Roman Hruska, R-Neb., praising the selection of Kelley. Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Robert C. Byrd, the man instrumental in blocking the Gray nomination, said, "I believe (he) Kelley will act quickly to restore the sagging morale' in the ranks of the FBI. Byrd said, however, he would press for legislation limiting the term of the FBI director to 10 years with a chance to be reappointed for a second term. He was assured of hearings by Eastland. See 'Dean'- (Continued on Page 32) Where to Find It 4 SECTIONS Abingdon 32 Amusement 5 Bushnell 8 Classified Ads ..40-41-42-43 Comics-Radio — 33 Editorial —- 4 Food Section 24-32 Galva 8 44 PAGES Hospital Notes — 11 Knoxville 32 Markets 38 Monmouth *- 37 Obituary 11 Sports ....35-36 Weather 2 Women in the News 13-14-15 A quick dip in a pool with his pants on caused a small problem for a St. Louis boy. Before going home he decided to try to dry his clothes by walking around with a towel wrapped around him and carried his stiff, wet pants on a stick over his shoulder. UNIFAX Food Shortage Predicted WASHINGTON (UP I) Capitol Hill and food industry spokesmen issued news warnings today of potential food shortages, growing out of a squeeze between higli farm product prices and controlled retail food prices. The National Association of Food Chains said it has told the Cost of Living Council that some processors of oil and shortening have halted operations and others may follow. It said some fruit and vegetable processors are temporarily, at least, stopping sales. Retail Shortages "It has now become abundantly clear that the food shortages at the retail level which we warned earlier (last) week would occur are happening at a faster pace than even we expected," the supermarket trade group said. Raymond Jennison, president of the American Corn Millers Federation, said in on interview that about a third of the nation's corn milling capacity has been closed down because of the 60-day price ' freeze announced Juno 13, and at least one major breakfast food manufacturer may soon have to slow its operations. Jennison said two large mills in Illinois closed this week because they wore caught between the high, uncontrolled price for corn and the frozen price for processed foods. Another major producer, Lauhoff Grain Co. of Danville, III., was to cut back to 50 per cent of capacity today, he said. Kellogg Cutbacks The trade association official said the Kellogg Co. had indicated that further cutbacks in milling of grits would force it to curtail some of its breakfast food production. On Capitol Hill, a former Johnson administration official, John A. Schnittker, told Congress the cost of soybean meal, corn and other raw feed ingredients used in raising livestock has risen sharply since price ceilings were imposed. As a result, many meat and poultry producers find they can no longer make a profit and production will decline unless, the feed-price relationships change, Schnittker said. Schnittker called for quick administration action to cut feed costs by limiting exports of soybeans and other key feed ingredients. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the Senate Democratic whip, called on President Nixon to put Huase IV economic controls into effect as soon as possible to avoid food shortages. "It is little short of ludicrous that we have allowed a situation to be created in out- country in which food producers—with demand at its peak- are finding it unprofitable to ixroduce food," Byrd said. Canoeists Puss (hiumvka Members of the party of canoeists who are recreating the first Jolliet-Marquette trip. Each man represents a specific voy:ige 300 years ago by Frenchmen, Louis Jolliet and Fr. member of the original party. Fr. Marquette, (Fr. Charles Jacques Marquette, pause Tuesday as they pass Oquawka. McEnery) is pictured second from left, and JoJlict (Iteid The voyagers consisting of seven men and a 14-year-old boy, Lewis) is second from right. See story on page 2. (Register* are following the same route and time schedule as that of the Mail photo by Steve Stout.)

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