Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 30, 1973 · Page 1
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Home Paper ot. 70 Communities Qalesburg Register-Mail Thunderstorms Tonight Low 65-72 Sunny, Warm Sunday High Near 90 A Better Nempapev VOLUME LXXXII 153 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Nation Must Choose Dean or Nixon Story John Dean and his wife, spirits near the conclusion Happy Couple Maureen! appear to be in good Senate Watergate Committee. Dean spent a total of five of Dean's appearance before the days before the panel. UNIFAX U.S. To End Indochina Involvement by August WASHINGTON (UPI) - John W. Dean III has ended a week's testimony that President Nixon know about Watergate earlier than he admits and knew more than he dares acknowledge. The- White House disputed him again Friday on both points in the historic quarrel. Five days of monotone testimony left the nation still forced to choose between believing Dean or the President. Nixon Meeting Part of (the issue was the fact that Dean, on one particular occasion, met with Nixon alone —"one on one" he called it— with no known record for one to prove (the other indisputably wrong. In their own ways, the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Watergate Commit­ tee brought pressure on Nixon i Friday to appear in person to rebut Dean. Chairman Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N. C, read a clipping from the Feb. 14, 1862 Now York Tribune recaling an appearance by President Abraham Lincoln before the House Judiciary Committee. Baker Cites Precedent Vice Chairman Howard Baker Jr., R-Tenn. then cited "my precedent" —President Woodrow Wilson's invitation for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to meet with him to discuss the Versailles Treaty. The White House has already ruled out an appearance by Nixon. Friday, spokesman Ronald L. Ziegler said it was unlikely Nixon would hold a news conference, issue a further statement or otherwise respond to testimony until the committee has heard all witnesses. Testimony lis expected to continue into 1974 but the committee wMl try to settle the immediate issue of Watergate this summer. Mitchell Testimony These conflicts make even more important the testimony of John N. Mitchell, former friend, campaign manager and attorney general, who is sched uled to testify when the Senate hearing resumes July 10. Friday's new White House assertions disputing Dean came in the form of a telephone call from J. Fred Buzhardt to Fred D. Thompson, the counsel to Republicans on the Senate committee. In questioning Dean Friday, Thompson brought ' out two inconsistencies. He produced a White House travel record showing Dean had reservations to return to Washington on Oct. 18, 1972 after only four days on a Florida honeymoon with his pretty, blonde wife. Dean had testified he planned a honeymoon of "several weeks" duration. WASHINGTON (UPI) - Congress and the White House have hammered out an agreement to end American involvement in Indfochina by Aug. 15. Meanwhile, the bombing of Cambodia goes on. The compromise was approved by" the House 278 to 124 and the Senate 63 to 26 Friday, averting a constitutional crisis that had threatened to halt the wheels of :^ve^ami- at the end of the fiscal ye&r tonight at midnight. . . The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, bastion of dissent against the war for nearly a decade, was the engine for the agreement, working with White House adviser and former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird. Opponents of the bombing— who wanted an immediate halt —bitterly denounced the pact. Senate Democraitic Leader Mike Mansfield called it a "icave-in." • But the plan was pushed through after (President Nixon, through Republican floor leaders in the House and Senate, agreed for, the first time to accept a termination date for U.S. military involvement. He promised, according to House GOP Leader Gerald Ford, to sign the bill cutting off funds for the war after Aug. 15 and to take no. further military action there without specific advance consent cif Congress. Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., said today he thought the President would come to Congress for authorization if he thought he needed it to continue the bombing after Aug. 15. But, Tower conceded, "under any circumstances it will be very difficult to get authority." Mansfield, despite his bitter words last night, said today he would not again seek an immediate fund cutoff. "I think the Congress has spoken and while I don't like it, it's my halbit to accept the will of (the majority," he said. Ford /said the President's agreement would bar military actions in Camlbodia, Laos, South Vietnam or North Vietnam after the deadline. The only such U.S. military actions now going on is the Cambodia bombing. The compromise was a bitter pill for majorities in both houses who had voted to cut off funds for the Cambodia bombing immediately, only to be confronted with a presidential veto early Wednesday. ' Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES Abingdon 17 Amusement 1 5 Bushnell 5 Churches _ 6 - 7 Classified Ads 18-19-20-21 Comics-Radio - 10 Editorial 4 Galva — 5 Hospital Notes -— 11 Knoxville 17 Markets — 16 Monmouth 15 Obituary — 11 Sports 13-14 Weather 2 Women in the News 3 Trade Secrets Reported Stolen From IBM Corp. SAN JOSE, Calif. (UPI) Trade secrets worth millions of dollars have been stolen from the giant IBM Corp. during 13 years of corporate espionage, it was disclosed Friday. District Attorney Louis Bergna said persons have been pirating trade secrets from IBM and selling them to other people and other concerns, dating back to 1960. Seven persons were arrested and warrants were issued for four more. "I'm sure many, many more warrants will be issued and more arrests made -as the investigation continues," Bergna said. The thefts so far uncovered dealt with IBM's "Merlin" data storage devices manufactured at the company's plant- in San Jose. The "Merlin" is a model 3330 direct access storage instrument widely used with IBM 370 computers. Bergna said it appeared that some of those involved in the industrial espionage were acting as individuals and that others were involved in a "conspiracy." IBM security officials asked for the help of public law enforcement agencies in the case four months ago, the district attorney said. Since then, an investigation has been conducted throughout the United States. Those arrested included Ramon Serrata, 46, an IBM engineer picked up when the San Jose plant opened Friday. Serrata was charged with conspiracy, trade secret theft, accepting an inducement and receiving stolen property. Skylab Crew Is Elated Over Successful Flight HOUSTON (UPI) '— For a mission once in serious trouble, the Skylab 1 crew and ground controllers alike now find it hard to hide their elation over the success of the first flight of the largest space station ever built. The astronauts said Friday there should be no problems with man living in space for 56 days, astronomers expressed joy with pictures of the sun brought back and flight controllers said the ship itself continues in good health. Alan L. Bean, Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousma, scheduled to hold a news conference today, are to lift off for eight weeks aboard Skylab July 27. Another eight-week mission is planned for later in the year, possibly only eight days after the second crew returns. The first group of space pioneers, Charles "Pete" Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz, all said they were in good health after their record 28-day stay in weightlessness. "It was a continuous and pleasant surprise to me to find out how easy it was to live in zero gravity, and how good you feel," said Kerwin, the first American space doctor, at another news conference Friday at the Johnson Space Center, (JSC). At sunrise today, near the border between Brazil and Guyana, the moon's shadow cut a moving 161-mile swath of darkness across the mid-Atlantic, Africa and the Indian Ocean. It will leave the earth around sunset south of the Seychelles. The heart of the Solar Eclipse shadow's passage across the earth—near the junction of Algeria, Mali and: Niger—will be plunged into darkness for seven minutes, 3.9 seconds—longer than all but two other solar eclipses during' the last 1,433 years.' UNIFAX Gasoline Shortage Fears Soothed By United Press International Four major producers Friday soothed fears of a gasoline shortage this summer by announcing they would be distributing more of their product to gas stations across the nation. One firm said it would be able to supply as much gas or more this year as it did in 1972. There were warnings, however, that the current price freeze on all but raw agricul­ tural products would result in food shortages or higher prices once the ban is lifted. In another development, soybean producers said they did not like this week's administration ban on soybean and cotton seed exports. Both are basic feeds for poultry and hogs. Exports were banned in an effort to avoid the threat of food shortages. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin called the price freeze a move that "locks in" the farmer to a losing situation and would eventually lead' to increased emigration from farms. Even though the price of soybean meal has gone up from $3.50 a bushel to about $12, said James Wilder, executive vice president of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, only a small number of farmers who stored grain will be helped by the higher prices. He predicted that soybean prices will be down when next year's crop is planted, and with seed costing $12, farmers will lose money. A spokesman for Texaco said the compeny will allow retailers and wholesalers to choose between buying during June and July 101 per cent of the amount they bought during the same period in 1972 or 101 per cent of what they bought during any two consecutive months from January through May 1973 —whichever is greater. Gulf Increases Supplies Gulf said it was still limiting its distribution nationally but has been able to increase its supplies by "maxamizing gasoline production in all our refineries ... receiving increased crude imports lowering the octane rating of our regular and premium grades of gas." House Kills Benefit Increase WASHINGTON (UPI) - Social Security benefit increases for 30 million elderly Americans have been killed temporarily by the House so they can be reintroduced in a form less likely to be vetoed. This probably means the increases—if enacted—"would be less than the 5.6 per cent killed by the House 190 to 185 Friday. While House Veto The White House had threatened to veto that increase, which was to begin April 1, on grounds of "fiscal irrespon­ sibility." Though it was to be partially paid for by increases in Social Security deductions from employe paychecks, the White House sent word to the House that these would not pay enough of the cost. According to figures supplied to the House by White House domestic adviser Melvin R. Laird, the increases would cost the government a net of more than $500 million by July 1, 1974 and $1.4 billion by the end of December 1974. The White House also ex­ pressed concern that the legislation would hurt some people — those whose veterans or welfare benefits would be cut because higher Social Security would raise their over-all income, and who would lose more than they would gain. The House removed the Social Security increase from a debt, ceiling bill which must be passed by midnight tonight to continue the government's present borrowing authority into the new fiscal year. This cleared the -way for both houses to approve the debt ceiling and avoided a possible crisis had it been held up over the Social Security issue. For a time it had also appeared the debt bill would be delayed or vetoed over the Cambodia bombing issue, but tliis was solved in a compromise ending U.S. military involvement in Indochina by Aug. 15. Return to Houses The Social Security measure was expected to come back to both houses in some form, attached to another bill to which it is unrelated—a measure extending the Renegotiation Act by which profits of government contractors are reviewed. The 5.6 per cent Social Security increase would have increased the maximum individual monthly benefit from $161 to $170 and that of a couple from $277 to $293. It would have increased the annual payroll deduction for persons earning $12,000 or more by $105.30. 'Bojangles' Honored By Home Town RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) Bill "Bojangles" Robinson took his place today with Robert E. Lee. In a city filled with Civil War statues and memorials— Robinson became the first black to be so honored by his native city. Robinson danced his way from penny performances in the streets of Richmond at the turn of the century to the mythical title of "King of the Tap Dancers," in the 30s and 40s. Taught Shirley Temple At the peak of his career blacks were portrayed as servants in nVovies and Bojan­ gles played such supporting roles in saccharine Shir\ey Temple productions exemplified by "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" and "The Little Colonel." He was credited with teaching the child star how to dance. Bojangles died in 1949 and his memory faded with the passage of time. But a pop song not long ago, using "Bojangles" as the figurative subject, revived his legacy. Statue Unveiled The statue of Robinson- unveiled today—is in a small triangular park not far from the area where ho grew up. Created by John Temple Witt, the statue captures Bojangles tap dancing down a flight of stairs, the same way he danced in numerous movies and in nightclub routines. Robinson's given name was Luther, but he later changed it to Bill, the name of a younger brother. Dancer Honored Bill "Bojangles" Robinson is being honored by his home town, Richmond, Va. A statue of the famous dancer will bo placed in the city filled with Civil War statues awl memorials—Robinson is the first black to be so honored by Itich- mond. Robinson, who died in 1949, danced lib way from penny performances at the turn of the century to the mythical title of "King of tho Tap Dancers" in the 30's and iff*. it;)

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