Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 7, 1973 · Page 1
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Saturday, July 7, 1973
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Home Paper of 70 Communltiel Qalesburg Register-Mail Fair, Warm Tonight Low 70-75 Sunny, Hot Sunday High 90's A Better Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII — 159 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS iin J IIIIIlBBIIiffii '' jjl |.! Gox Urges Businesses To Report Contributions WASHINGTON (UPI) - Special Watergate Prosecutor Arch i bald Cox has urged businesses throughout the country to come forward and report any illegal campaign contributions they may have made. One such report, by American Airlines, was disclosed Friday. Cox did not promise any immunity from prosecution in return. "But it is fair to say that when corporate officers come forward voluntarily and early in the morning to disclose illegal political contributions to candidates of either party, their voluntary acknowledgement will be considered as a mitigating circumstance in deciding what charges to bring," Cox said. George A. Spatcr, American's board chairman, announced Friday that the airline gave $75,000 to President Nixon's reelection campaign, of which he said $55,000 came from "corporate sources" and $20,000 from "non-corporate sources." The law forbids corporations from contributing to campaigns but allows individuals to do so. John T. Naylor, a former vice-president of the International Telephone and Telegraph Corp., said that "as early as I American Folklife Festival Gov. Wendell Ford of Kentucky drives a sulky at the "Festival of American Folklife" being held on the Mall near the Washington Monument.. One major aspect of the festival deals with raising, showing and racing Kentucky's famous horses. UNIFAX Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS 24 PAGES Abingdon 10 Hospital Notes Amusement 5 Bushnell 5 Churches 6-7 Classified Ads 19-20-21-22-23 Comics-Radio ..: 15 Editorial 4 Galva 5 11 Knoxvillc 10 Markets 24 Monmouth 10 Obituary 11 Sports - * 13-14 Weather - 2 Women In The News 3 1960" the corporation had set up a plan for obtaining campaign contributions from its executives and then repaying them with company funds. Ho told The New York Times he had been under pressure by ITT executives to contribute $1,200 to the vice-presidential campaign of Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960. In other developments: —The New York Times, quoting a sourse close to the Senate Watergate Committee reported today that soon alter Mary Jo Kopechne drowned in Sen. Edward Kennedy's car on Chappaquiddick Island July 18, 1969, an illegal wiretap was placed on the phone in the Georgetown house where "she lived with three other girls. —U.S. District Court Judge John ,J Sirica Friday granted Gordon Strachan limited immunity from prosecution and ordered him to testify before the Senate Watergate Committee. Strachan was liaison between deposed White House chief of staff If. II. Haldcman and the Nixon campaign committee. —Sirica also reduced bond for convicted Watergate conspirator James W. McCord Jr. from $100,000 to $50,000. McCord had asked for a reduction to $30,000. —Without specifying reasons, Judge Sirica denied a request by the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the Watergate case to request a new trial for the seven original defendants. Sirica is still considering a request by McCord for a new trial. Spater said the money was given in five installments between November, 1971, and March, 1972. It was not until April 7 that a law went into effect requiring contributions to be made public. Nixon officials destroyed lists of prc-April 7 contributors. But one copy reportedly remained in possession of the President's personal secretary, Rose Mary Woods, and this may become an incentive for other firms to report prc-April 7 transactions. Kissinger, Sihanouk Talks Shaky SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) — The cat and mouse game between Henry Kissinger and deposed Cambodian leader Prince Norodom Sihanouk has the President's chief foreign policy adviser looking for new contracts. Kissinger is seeking diplomatic meetings with Sihanouk when he travels to Peking in an attempt to negotiate the "quickest possible settlement" of the Cambodian conflict. But Sihanouk, who has lived in exile in Peking for three years, is playing hard to get. Rebuffed two or three times in his attempts to meet with Kissinger during the foreign policy adviser's previous trips to China, Sihanouk now says that he will "absolutely not" see Kissinger. Kissinger, however, is apparently not distressed. When asked if he took Sihanouk's words seriously, Kissinger replied: "That is almost inconceivable to me. I don't want to comment about the negotiations that are jnow going on, and we will just have to wait for what develops in the next month." The date of Kissinger's China trip probably will be announced next week in Washington. Sihanouk is Key Sihanouk may provide the key to a solution of the Cambodian impasse, should he be able to rally the insurgent forces under his leadership. The Lon Nol government said Friday it was ready to negotiate a cease-fire and a peace settlement with Siha­ nouk. Nixon met for 40-minutes Friday with Huang Chen, China's ranking representative in the United States, and discussed the U.S. hopes of enlisting China's support in a negotiated settlement of the war. White House sources said Nixon is convinced China wants the Indochinese conflict ended soon. The President was expected to spend a quiet weekend at his oceanside estate here before heading back to Washington Monday. He plans to stop off in Kansas City, Mo., en route home to attend the swearing in of former Police Chief Clarence Kelley as FBI director. Nixon also will make remarks at the oath-taking ceremony in front of the federal building. A long line of small fishermen's boats are tied together, blocking the mouth ofUmedo Port the Chisso Corp., Minamata, Japan* The fishermen demanded a 1,364 mil­ lion yen compensation becauc of the corporation's alleged contamination of waters from the plant's waste disposal. UNIFAX Pilot Tells of Hijack Ordeal Kissinger Party Huang Chen, China's ranking diplomat in the United States, and Presidential Aide Henry Kissinger leave the famous Beverly Hills, Calif., restaurant "The Bistro." Kissinger was host to a private party for Chen which was attended by Hollywood personalities. Huang Chen is visiting President Nixon at the Western White House in nearby San Clemente. Lavish Hollywood Party For China 9 s Top Diplomat BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (UPI) — Hollywood entertainers Friday joined Henry Kissinger at a party in a posh restaurant to honor Huang Chen, China's ranking diplomat in the United States. Another diner *it The Bistro was Jeb Magruder, a major figure in the Watergate scandal, but the management said he was with another party. Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Rosalind Russell and Kirk Douglas were among the 50 luminaries invited by Kissinger to enjoy the fare of "French paasant" food. Chicken was the main course. LIMA, Peru (UPI) - The pilot of an Argentine jetliner forced to fly to Cuba three days ago said today the leftist hijacker carried out the scheme by bursting into the cockpit and shoving a shotgun against his neck. The pilot—Edgardo Dursi, 62 —brought the twin-engine Boeing 737 jetliner down at Lima's Jorge Chavez Airport early today and told of the grueling flight up and down Latin America. The hijacker remained behind in Havana, reportedly in the custody of Cuban authorities. "The man surprised us during the flight and put a double-barreled shotgun against my neck saying it was a hijack," Dursi told newsmen after landing in Lima. "Afterwards, he told me he was on the point of shooting me." Hijacker Identifies Himself He said the hijacker identified himself as a member of the Revolutionary People's Army which has vowed to fight against "the oppressive army and imperialist companies" in Argentina. The pilot said the 15 passengers and seven crew members landing in Lima were happy about being close to home, but they were fatigued by the long trip. He said the plane would stay in Lima until the afternoon before flying back to Argentina. The Argentine airlines jet was hijacked Wednesday with 80 persons aboard during a domestic flight and ordered to Cuba. The hijacker let most of the passengers off, however, during stops in Lima, Santiago and Panama City on the way to Havana. The plane took off from Havana Friday night with 22 persons aboard for the 6,000- mile trip back to Buenos Aires after Argentine President Hector J. Campora spoke by telephone with Cuban President Osvaldo Dorticos. (Although Campora asked for the extradition of the hijacker, the Cuban news agency Prensa Lalina, monitored in Mexico City, said he had been placed under detention by Havana authorities.) The aircraft, which had been carrying $700,000 in cash that the hijacker never discovered, refueled in Panama City later Friday before going on to Lima. Two Argentine journalists on board the hijacked plane identified the guerrilla as Basilio Jose Mazo, 24, a minor municipal worker in Buenos Aires Province. "I am with the Revolutionary People's Army and we arc doing this to show the people we're with them," the journalists quoted him as saying. One of the journalists said Mazo, who had demanded $200,000 from the airline for a children's hospital but was turned down by Campora, was embittered by the death of a son. "I have a 17-monlh-oId son and another sou in a cemetery," he was quuoted as saying, "lie died three months ago from a lack of medical assistance." As they left the party, which lasted more than three hours, Kissinger and Huang waved to the crowd waiting outside. A group protesting the continued bombing in Southeast Asia taunted Kissinger but he appeared not to notice. Earlier Friday Huang met with President Nixon for 40 minutes at the Western White House. They discussed U.S. hopes of enlisting China's support in a negotiated settlement of the war and a possible visit to the United States this fall by Chinese Premier Chou en-Lai. Schlesinger Is Pessimistic About U.S. Bombing Halt WASHINGTON (UPI) - Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger is pessimistic over the Cambodian government's chances for survival if there is no cease-fire when U.S. bombing there stops by act of Congress next month. At a news conference Friday, Schlesinger said he did not want to speculate what the administration would do if there is no cease-fire and the military situation gets worse. But he said it was "quite possible" that under those conditions the President would ask Congress to resume air strikes. In San Clemente, Calif., presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger also declined to speculate but said the administration had "always reserved the right" to seek further bombing authority from Congress. Congress last week banned U.S. military operations in, over or off the shores of Indochina after Aug. 15 without its consent. The President, in a compromise with Congress, signed that requirement into law. In his first news conference since becoming defense secretary, Schlesinger said: "We hope to see a sufficient Sen. Walter Mondale, D- improvement of the (Cam- Minn., Friday sent a telegram bodian) government and its to President Nixon's adviser armed forces in the next five to six weeks so that conditions can be stabilized in that country. But he said recent history was grounds for "misgivings whether such an improvement would take place." Schlesinger said a recent increase in the rate of U.S. tactical air bombing in Cambodia—from about 150 to 200 sorties a day—did not violate the President's understanding with Congress. He said B52 bombing has not and is not being stepped up. Melvin R. Laird demanding an "immediate and full response" as to whether Laird had given Republican Leader Hugh Scott and other members of Congress advance assurance that the bombing would not be stepped up before Aug. 15 under the compromise. On other issues Schlesinger said the U.S. armed forces must cooperate better and that the United States will make no troop withdrawals from Europe in the next year unless the Soviet Union also does. James R. Schlesinger 4

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