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Home Paper 61 70 Community* ecister-Mail Thurrietstofms Tonight Low 70 Hot, Humid Tuesday High 90 A Better Net$*paper VOLUME LXXXII — 155 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — MONDAY, JULY 2, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS FBI Has No Leads In Death of Attache WASHINGTON (UP1) — jlsrael today on a military Reacting to the slaying of anjBoeing 707 provided by Nixon. T v .i t n^,^ n t Miv^niWhcn the plane carrying coffin Israeli attache, President Nixon L ^-ciriMmn f ami iu ordered security t i g h t e n e d anQ around all members of the Moshe Dayan Comforts Widow Defense Minister Moshe Dayan holds the hand of grief-strick- rived from the United States at Lod Airport, Tel Aviv, en Devora Alon when the body of Colonel Yosef Alon ar- Washington diplomatic community. But. police declared today they had no leads in the killing. The FBI said it has been unablp to determine whether Col. Yosef Alon, deputy military attache of the Israeli Embassy, was the victim of a crime or whether guerrilla terrorists were responsible for his shooting early Sunday. Alon, 44, father of three girls, was shot five times in the chest as he returned from a private party with his wife. Police theorized the assailant had hidden in the garage of the Alon home on a tree-shaded street in the fashionable Washington suburb of Chevy Chase. Alon's body was returned to grief-stricken arrived in Tel Aviv, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan pledged that his nation would continue to strike against Arab "terrorists wherever we can hit them." Dayan told newsmen at Lod Nixon Sunday personally or-:YaeI, 14, sobbed softly. His dered the Executive Protection': third daughter, Rachel, 5, Service "to increase the protec- !stood quietlv familvjtion activities of the diplomatic! M y ' Israeli!community in Washington." He In Jerusalem, Israeli Prime conveyed condolences from the'Ministcr Golda Meir's office Western White House in San Clemente, Calif., to the Israeli Embassy in Washington. An Arab newspaper with close contacts in the Palestinl- Intcrnational Airport that an guerrilla movement said "there is no exact proof yet Alon's death was the handiwork from Washington, but I supposejof Arab guerrillas. In Beirut, that one of (the Arab guerrilla!the newspaper Al Moharrer organizations) did this. I see nojsaid Alon's death was proof the released a condolence telegram from Nixon saying "our law enforcement agencies have been instructed to devote all existing resources to investigation of this brutal act." Humphrey Says Nixon Should 'Come Clean 9 WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey believes President Nixon should "come clean with the American people" by telling what he knows about the Watergate scandal. The Minnesota Democrat, Nixon's opponent in the 1968 presidential election, said Sunday-, he '. be&eved there fras historical' precedent for the President tornake an "appropriate appearance" in the "appropriate forum." He said the forum might be the Watergate grand jury or the Senate Watergate Committee Echoes Leaders Humphrey's suggestion that the President explain himself echoed those of leaders of the Senate comrnittee. The commit tee is in recess this week for Congress' observance of the Independence Day holiday. Last week the committee spent five days hearing the testimony of John W. Dean HI, the former White House counsel, who charged that Nixon was aware of the cover-up of the Water- j gate affair. ; The President apparently has not decided whether he will appear to answer Dean's charges. J. Fred Buzhardt Jr., special counsel to Nixon, said in a weekend interview with The Washington Post that he did not know "if the President is going to answer Dean." I have mixed emotions about what to, recommend," Buzhardt said. "There are various forums. I'm not sure if we want to put the President in a position to answer a confessed felon." Buzhardt also said he was certain "the President doesn't know a lot about this." Buzhardt said he himself does not know which one, if any, of the President's former aides to believe. "I'm not sure what I believe j beyond the innocence of the President," Buzhardt said. Charles W. Colson, a former special counsel in the White House said Sunday that President Nixon probably does not know "to this day" who ordered the burglary and bugging of Democratic national headquarters last year. Colson said Nixon had told hint in eVery; conversation over the past year that he wanted to get to the truth behind the Watergate raid. But, Colson said, Nixon's aides constantly hid the truth. Colson contended that Dean and other aides gave Nixon conflicting reports to protect themselves. Humphrey said he appealed to Nixon not as an enemy or as a political opponent but "as a fellow officer of government—to help use clear this mess up." He said Nixon would be treated "with the greatest of respect and all possible safeguards of procedure could offer." Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 28 PAGES Abingdon 23 Amusement 6 Building 13 The Galesburg Bushnell - 5 .... Classified Ads ..24-25-26-27 Register-Mail Comics-Radio 14 \A/II M i. D Editorial 4 Will Not Be Galva - 5 n I ,. I j Hospital Notes 23 Published Knopxville 23 Wednesday, i^T=:: S Weather 2 Women in the News 8 -"MO motive for any other people." As an Air Force chaplain chanted the Jewish prayer for the dead, Alon's daughter, Rachel, 5, cried out "father!" Alon's coffin, draped ;in the blue and white Israeli flag bearing the Star of David, was driven from the airfield on an army jeep. Israeli newspapers blamed Arab guerrillas for the attack, but said there was not adequate security on the part of the U.S. government and Israeli security forces. guerrilla war against Israel would not end. and added that "the arm of the Palestinians" youngestihad reached Washington. Plancside Eulogy During a 20-minute planeside eulogy at Andrews Air Force Base Sunday night, Ambassador Simcha Dinitz told mourners in Hebrew: "The frontiers of Israel are everywhere. The hands of those who tried to kill him in the air, reached him here." As Dinitz spoke, Alon's two older daughters Dahlia, 18 and The Israeli military command had charged that Alon was shot by "terrorists." But Defense Minister Moshe Dayan later told the Israeli cabinet that it was not known whether Arab guerrillas were responsible for Alon's death. Israeli officials in Washington said they knew of no reason for Alon's violent death. "He was involved in no special activity that would have made him a special target," Maj. Gen. Mordechai Gur, Israeli defense attache, said. Secretary of State William P. Rogers said the murder was "a very tragic event. Nixon Signs Anti-War Bill SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) — President Nixon signed legislation Sunday cutting off funds for U.S. military involvement in Indochina Aug. 15 but warned he will ask for authority to continue the American war effort after that date if he believes it necessary. Nixon placed his signature on a package of bills that also provided for raising Social Security benefits next year and President Predicts Bumper Harvest for U.S. Farmers SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) — President Nixon said Sunday thac food prices will drop this autumn under the impact of the biggest wheat crop ever and a harvest swollen ., by 40 million acres of additional farm land. In a 13-minute nationwide radio address, Nixon promised to keep the across-the-board price freeze, which has antagonized some businessmen, "as short as possible." Phase Four Policy He said his advisers are currently consulting with consumer, business and labor groups on Phase Four. The new policy, which will apparently involve stronger controls than those of Phase Three, will be "comprehensive and realistic," he said. Nixon said he was "pleased to be able to report that Americans generally are cooperating in making the freeze a success. Prices are being held. We are determined that prices will continue to be held. The wheat crop this year \s expected to be the biggest ever.The many measures we have taken to increase the supply of farm commodities- including the release of rmre than 40 million additional acres for farm production—will eventually bring more farm products to the market, and will provide relief against high food prices. But meanwhile, we are paying in higher food prices for the combination of limited supply and greater worldwide demand." He predicted the greater supply of farm products would j also ease the ban on exports of food, which has upset some of this nation's foreign buyers. "In the long run, the one thing—and the only thing—that will keep prices down is sufficient supply to meet the demand, coupled with responsible fiscal and monetary policies," he added. Since his arrival here nine days ago, Nixon has remained on the grounds of the California White House, tending to official business. He was to preside at 1:30 p.m. EDT today at the swearing in of James R. Schlesinger as secretary of defense, and confer with hirn on Pentagon matters. continued government spending! and borrowing authority. The legislation was passed Saturday by Congress and flown to the Western White House for Nixon's signature. The compromise measures had averted a stalemate that had threatened to leave government agencies without operating funds when the 1973 fiscal year ended at midnight Saturday. Last week, Nixon Vetoed a [bill that would have cut off funds for the U.S. bombing campaign in Cambodia immediately. The compromise measure allows him to continue the raids for another six weeks. Stable Settlement The President said In a message Sunday the sudden bombing halt would "not have brought us the lasting peace that we all desire." He said a "responsible settlement" in Indochina remained a matter of "the greatest urgency." He said the last remaining element in forging a Southeast Asian settlement was "a stable Cambodian settlement." Nixon then warned he might have to ask Congress for bombing authority beyond the Aug. 15 date. "I will continue to take the responsible actions necessary to win that peace," Nixon said. 'Should further actions be required to that end later this year, I shall request the Congress to help us achieve our objectives." Final Fourth For Fireworks? Bang-Up Fourth Sean Sweeney, 4, Caseyville, 111., Is waiting to set off this huge firecracker at a St. Louis park celebration of July. UNIFAX the Fourth of WASHINGTON (U P I) Wednesday may be the last Fourth of July celebrated— legally at least—by the bang and pop of firecrackers. The federal government is in the process of taking comments on its proposal for a nationwide ban on everything but a few "safe" fireworks, including sparklers, pinwheels, Roman candles, and fountains. The only restriction on fireworks nationwide currently is a ban on anything that contains an explosive charge in excess of two grains. Bootleg Bombs This makes cherry bombs and giant firecrackers illegal. However, they continue to be available on a bootleg basis. There is some doubt that even the proposed new regulations would eliminate this market entirely. The proposed new regulations were made public May 16. Comments on them have been coming in to the new Consumer Product Safety Commission, which will have the final say on the regulations. Firecracker fans have started petition drives in some parts of the country to protest the proposals. One petition, signed by 70 persons, mostly from Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Mississippi, said it had been a "tradition since the founding of our nation to celebrate In- 'dependence Day with the booming of cannons and the display and the shooting of fireworks." "Let us not lose any more of our dwindling freedom," the petitioners wrote. Makers Mad Fireworks manufacturers also have spoken out against the proposed 1 ban. W. J. Taylor of Kansas City, Kan., president of Taylor Fireworks Co., said (that most accidents involve the larger fireworks. Among the supporters of the ban is the American Lung Association of Hawaii which said fireworks are "responsible for a severe air pollution episode each year during the New Year's celebration." Working By United Press International Scientists met in Paris today to discuss ways of turning the sun's heat into usable energy to replace shrinking supplies of oil and gas. In Britain, the London Sunday Telegraph said the government was preparing plans to ration gasoline. Government officials, however, said the report was "far fetched." In Washington a House subcommittee announced it will investigate to see if anyone is to blame for the fuel shortage. In a related development, Sen. Thomas J. Mclntyre, D- N.H., charged during the weekend that major U.S. oil firms are ''watering down" their gasoline by reducing the octane level—without reducing the price. "Consumers are unfairly being asked to pay the same price for this watered-down product," he said in letters to the Cost of Living Council and the Federal Trade Commission. In Paris, 600 experts from 70 countries met to discuss the sun's ability to heat homes, drive cars, protect crops, cook food, run refrigerators and distill water. The scientists will trade Ideas in the largest conference on solar energy in history, and at one of the largest scientific meetings ever held under the sponsorship of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). For 20 years solar energy has been in the experimental stage because the rich industrialized countries had enough oil and the developing countries in the sun belt who really needed it were too poor to develop it on a full scale, according to Harry Lustig of New York City College, one of the scientists. "But most recently attitudes have changed quite dramatically and even's have occurred which make it appear that the takeoff point for solar energy development may now have been reached," Lustig said. In Britain, the London Sunday Telegraph said the govern­ ment is preparing plans for gasoline rationing in response to a warning that fuel supplies in Europe could dry up before Christmas. "Speculators have been buying and storing vast amounts of petrol in the last six months," the newspaper said. "They are paying as much as §110 a ton, compared with the present average price of $70 and last year's price of §33." The story said the prospect of serious shortages were discussed at a meeting of the European energy conference in May and that the nine Common Market nations were advised that these could develop before the end of the year. At home, Rep. James J. Howard, D-N.J., said Sunday his subcommittee on energy will hold hearings later this month "to determine if the energy crisis, so totally publicized, might not better be called the 'energy cover-up."" "The energy crisis is exploding into a giant mushroom cloud of colossal confusion. As the oil companies wail of doom and the end of energy abundance, while they say there is no gasoline to sell, our limited investigation has indicated tliat some company representatives are quietly wWspering that perhaps for the right price— a much higher price^-they just might be able to come up with something," Howard said.

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