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Home Paper of. 70 Communities Galesburg Register-Mail Fair Towight law? 6845 Sunny Sateday O'a ' A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 ~ FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Dean Questioned About Statement III .aiiiiliL;). WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Joseph M. Montoya, D-N.M., suggested today that President Nixon knew there had been no investigation when he said last Aug. 29 that a probe of the Watergate scandal indicated no one in the While House was involved. The White House acknowledged May 16 that no such investigation was conducted. Zeroing in on the President's August statement at the Senate Watergate hearings, Montoya closely questioned witness John W. Dean III, the ousted White House counsel who Nixon originally said had handled the internal probe. In addition to official govern­ ment investigations of the bugging of Democratic Party headquarters last year, Nixon said on Aug. 29 that "under my direction, counsel to the President, Mr. Dean, had conducted a complete investigation of all leads which might involve present members of the White House staff or members of government. I can say categori cally that his investigation indicates that no one on the White House staff, no one in this administration, presently employed, was involved in this bizarre incident." Report Required Appearing for the fifth straight day at the nationally televised Senate hearings, Dean nodded and smiled faintly as Montoya read the familiar words. "Now, question, project directly where a Painting Pachyderm It may not be a major work of art but there's certainly trunk, and her trainer, Don Gibson, holds the pallet. Donna is enough effort being put into this painting by Donna, a baby practicing for a painting demonstration she will give at elephant at the St. Louis Zoo. She holds the paint brush in her Zoo Festival Days this weekend. UNIFAX Chilean Army Revolts SANTIAGO, Chile (UPI) - A section of the army revolted today against the leftist government of President Salvador Allende but the uprising appeared to have collapsed after three hours of heavy fighting in downtown Santiago that wounded dozens of persons. Related Story Page. 28 Allende, caught at home when the revolt broke out at 9 a.m. by a regiment of motorized troops, declared a state of national emergency but shortly afterwards was reported en route to the presidential palace to address the loyal troops. Tanks, mortars, bazookas, machineguns and rifles blazed away for hours but at 11:45 a.m. EDT fighting ceased, apparently as the result of a truce. Allende's supporters began pouring into the streets in tions. "A United Left will never be defeated!" they shouted. "Allende! Allende! The people will support you." A heavy pall ^of gray gunsmoke hung over Bulnes Plaza where the Presidential Palace and the Defense Ministry are located, and which was the scene of the heaviest fighting. The palace was surrounded later by loyalist troops. Palace Attacked The revolt ' started when motorized troops backed by tanks and armored cars at- massive pro-Allende demonstra -J tacked the palace with cannon and machinegun fire.. Fighting spread quickly to the Defense Ministry across the square and the rebels attacked it with mortars and bazookas while the Palace Guard and loyal troops fought back. The tanks and armored cars arrived at the square shortly after 9 a. m., and people on the streets immediately fled for shelter, leaving the normally busy square deserted. Only Thursday night the army announced it had quelled a conspiracy by army sergeants against Allende, arresting-nine persons. . Defense minister Jose Toha said at that time that sergeants from the powerful Santiago' based 2nd Division had "planned to take their units into the streets with the object of provoking the fall of the government." West Germany Revalues Currency BONN (UPI) - West Germany revalued its currency upward by 5.5 per cent today, Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt announced. Schmidt said the decision was made at an emergency cabinet meeting called by Chancellor Willy Brandt. The move, the latest episode in the international money crisis, was taken after 12 days of trading that forced West Germany to buy four billion German marks worth of French francs, Dutch guilders, Belgian francs and Danish crowns. West Germany does not maintain a fixed rate against the U.S. dollar, but the decision to raise the value of the mark nevertheless meant a further drop in the American currency's price. Foreign exchange markets ground to a halt in London and Amsterdam' and other centers pending adjustment of what one London dealer called "not so simple a situation." The German mark's new rate 0.310580 special drawing is rights in Monetary the Fund International (IMF), in effect, 31 U.S. cents. Schmidt said the German mark will continue to float against the American dollar, that is, it will make no effort to maintain a fixed exchange rate for the dollar. But the government will continue to maintain a fixed exchange rate toward the French franc, Dutch guilder, Belgian franc, and the Danish crown, Schmidt said. Profit for Speculators Schmidt and Karl Klascn, president of the Central Bank, said obviously much of the four billion marks the government has bought was purchased by speculators anticipating upward revaluation of the mark. These speculators now will make a profit. But the flood of marks going into circulation fueled inflation in West Germany and undermined the government's anti- inflationary program, Schmidt said. The Finance Minister said the government informed other members of the European Community of its intention Thursday morning. Congress Approves Benefit Increase WASHINGTON (UPI) - House and Senate negotiators have approved a 5.6 per cent increase in Social Security benfits and higher employe payroll deductions to help pay for it. Under the bill, the maximum benefits for an individual would increase by $108 a year and the maximum payroll deduction would increase by $35.10. But the measure may become snarled in the debate over the bombing of Cambodia. The bill to which it is attached is one of several pieces of legislation to which amendments have been added to halt the bombing of Cambodia. ' ' If the. Cambodia amendment is approved, President Nixon appeared certain to veto the whole bill, as he did a $3.3 supplemental appropriation bill which contained a no-bombing provision Wednesday. The 5.6 per cent benefit increase, previously approved by the Senate, was designed as a cost of living raise for 30 million elderly Americans receiving Social Security payments. •With the increase, the maximum individual monthly benefit would rise from $161 to $170, and that of a couple from $277 to $293. A benefit check of $100 would increase to $105.60. It would take effect April 1 and would cost $2.4 billion. It would increase Social Security deductions on many paychecks by raising the annual base earnings on which the Social Security tax is assessed. The current $10,800 base is already scheduled to go to $12,000 on Jan. 1, and under the new bill would go to the $12,600 level. This would result in payroll deductions for persons earning $12,000 or more going up by $105.30 for the whole year, $35.10 more than the $70.20 that would have gone into effect Jan. 1 under the former plan. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS Abingdon - 23 Amusement 6 Bushnell — 13 Churches - 8 Classified Ads ..24-25-26-27 Comics-Radio 20 Editorial - 4 Galva 13 Hospital Notes 15 28 PAGES Knoxvilie 23 Markets 21' Monmouth 14 Obituary 15 Sports 18-19 TV —. 9-10 Weather 2 Women in the News 7 I. ask you this with respect to any that you handled for the President, report was required, wouldn't you assume that if this is true, that you would have been required to file a report?" Montoya asked. "Yes, sir," Dean replied. "And also, if —assuming this was true —wouldn't that report •be available at the White House?" Montoya asked. "That is correct," Dean said. "And so, assuming the correctness of the President's statement, then it necessarily follows that if you made a complete investigation at his behest and for him, that the President should produce that Dean report?" Montoya asked. Audience Laughs I already believe that the White House has indicated there was no Dean investigation," Dean replied. "I think that was one of the 'inoperative' statements." The" audience packed into the Senate Caucus Room broke into laughter at Dean's reference to a remark by presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, who told reporters April 17 that all previous White House comments on/Watergate were "inoperative." "But it is still your testimony that you were not requested by the President to make a report to him or to conduct this investigation?" Montoya asked. "Not at that time, senator, that is correct," Dean replied. After Newsweek magazine published a story last month quoting Deam as saying he had made no Waltergalbe investigation for the President, the Whito House conceded] May 16 that no such report had been written or submitted to Nixon. Ziegler said Nixon had requested a probe through intermediaries and had received an oral (report froimi John D. Ehrlichman, who resigned April 30 as the President 's chief domestic affairs adviser. Dean has testified repeatedly under oath this week that he made no investigation of the scandal laslt summer and was not asked to prepare a report on his knowledge of it until this spring. Montoya, one of the Watergate committee members who has stressed the importance of obtaining a personal response from the President to Dean's charges, appeared to be challenging Nixon 's credibility by his questioning of Dean—and also challenging Nixon to step forward. Thursday, he disclosed that the commliittee is examining the legal ramifications of a presidential subpoena. Today, he asked Dean whether the White House had also been researching the issue. "Are you aware that anybody might have aldlvised the President whether he is subject to the subpoena of a congressional committee?" Morftoya asked. Hotel Confusion "I have no firsthand knowledge of that, senator," Dean replied, adding that tfe White House since (mid-March has been stressing the constitutional doctrine of separation ofl powers in its Watergate statements. The White House announced See 6 Dean'- (Continued on Page 15) President Appoints Love as 'Energy Czar' SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) — President Nixon today appointed Colorado Gov. John A. Love to. serve as a White House "energy czar," proposed a cabinet-level Office of Energy and Natural Resources and asked Americans to cut their use of energy resources over the next year. In a special message to Congress released at his home here, Nixon also announced that he was initiating a $10 billion crash program for research and development of new energy sources, which will extend over the next five years beginning in the 1975 fiscal year. To give impetus to this drive, he said he was directing an additional $100 million to be used in the 1974 fiscal year — starting July 1 —to speed up some existing projects and new research. Nixon has been criticized severely in some quarters on the ground that lie has failed to move fast enough to deal with shortages of some energy sources. The President said the federal government will take the lead in voluntarily reducing energy consumption, with a target of a 7 per cent cut over the next 12 months. "The conservation of existing energy resources is not a proposal," Nixon said. "It is a necessity. It is a requirement that will remain with us indefinitely, and it is for this reason that I believe that the American people must develop an energy conservation ethic." The President conferred here with Love on his new responsibilities as director of the Energy Policy Office, which will formulate and coordinate energy plans at the presidential level. Nixon said it would be a fulltime assignment and that Love will report directly to him. His present consultant on energy matters, Charles DiBona, will continue in an advisory capacity under the direction of Love. His new chief domestic adviser, Melvin R. Laird, has arrived on the scene for a long weekend of talks on White House matters. Nixon met Thursday with Ambassador to India Daniel P. Moynihan, architect of his defunct family assistance plan. Laird told an interviewer lie h a s asked Moynihan, who is home for consultations, for recommendations on possibly reviving a proposal to assure the poor "income reliability." MIHI flflPlI I S i iMl'ml 1 n It ^m w \ Will V a "IV. •4 •' IHWW Nixon Proposes Bombing Compromise WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon has proposed a compromise to end the bombing of Cambodia in six weeks and come back to Congress for specific approval if lie must continue it beyond then, House Republican leader Gerald Ford said today. Ford sakl he haid iieceived the information' from a spokesman ait the White House who liad authorized Ford to offer the compromise in the name of the P. osklent. Ford, of Michigan, urged the House to accept the proposal to avert a constitutional showdown that could cut off appropriations to all agencies of government when the new fiscal year starts this Sunday. "I'll be frank with you," Ford told tlie House. "I didn't ta^k to the President. But I've been talking (o people who have talked to the President." A loud "no" was shouted froan the Democratic side of the aisle. "Hearsay," someone shouted. The scene occurred as the House considered a $3.3 billion su ppl emenlt al appr opriat ions bill that Nixon vetoed because of ils language cutting off funds for U.S. militc.y action in, over or from off the shores of Cambodia or Laos. The measure, as rewritten by the House Appropriations Committee alter Nixon's veto was sustained Wednesday, substitutes a "compromise" proposal that would •permit the bombing to go on until Aug. 15, but cut off funds sifter ithat date. Ford said his unidentified White House contact —believed to be Nixon's chief domestic •hivHger, Melvin R. Laind —told him Nixon would accept the Aufc. 15 cutoff. "If military action is required after Aug. 15, ilhe Pmsident will ask for a congressional decision and will abide by the di -rismn of the House and Senate of the war United States." Ford said etoed a $3.3 billion supplemental appropriations bill passed by both houses of Congress because it contained language cutting off funds for the bombing. Anti-war House members wore unable to muster the two-Uiirds vote needed to override the veto. On Thursday six separate congressional committees met on the issue, and strong anti- ant i-bombing provisions were tacked onto three that must be enacted by the weekend to keep the federal government functioning. One of itihese is the so-called "continuing resolution" which allows the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the government to continue meeting its payrolls and expenses alter the fiscal year ends at midnight Saturday night. The Senate Ap |M -opriations Committee added an anti-bombing provision to this usually routine 4 On Wednesday the President!separate bills-including two|measure Thursday. Yankee Doodle Dandy Kay Valine, Secramento, Calif., is known for wearing Santa (,'laus and Easter bunny costumes on his garbage route. To celebrate Independence Day he wears an Uncle Sam costume and carries a red, white and blue collection barrel. Valine passed out balloons and candy to hundreds of delighted children on his route. UNIFAX

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