Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 9, 1973 · Page 1
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Home Paper 0 t 70 Communltiti (Jalesburg Register-Mail Paiif Tonight Low 70*75 Hot, Humid Tuesday A fatter flm»paper VOLUME LXXXII — 160 GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — MONDAY, JULY 9, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Mitchell Interviewed By Watergate Lawyers WASHINGTON (UPI) - Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell was interviewed by staff lawyers for the Senate Watergate Committee today in preparation for his long-awaited public testimony starting Tuesday. Mitchell, who was President Nixon's re-election campaign manager until two weeks after the Watergate bugging arrests June 17, 1972, appeared at midmorning at the office of Fred D. Thompson, the committee's Republican counsel. He appeared in good spirits and chatted freely with reporters, although he said little of substance Wait and See Asked if his wife Martha would accompany him to the hearings Tuesday, Mitchell replied, "Well, we'll have to wait and see." Asked if his testimony would Tiny'Trainer 9 Holly Chatterton leads a docile draft horse into position at the Fairview Homecoming Junior Livestock Show. Seven-year-old Holly weighs 40 pounds, the Spotted Belgian draft horse, Dick, weighs over 2,000 pounds. The prize-winning horse is owned by Holly's grandfather, Ralph Wilcoxen, Ellisville. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chatterton of near Macomb. (Related Story on page 3.) (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI) President Idi Amin of Uganda today gave 114. American Peace Corps v6lunteer ^ ; "^rance to leave the country, apparently convinced they were really members of the Corps and not U.S. mercenaries en route to fight in an African civil war, Aided by Embassy Amin's action in the Uganda capital of Kampala was announced here by U.S. Embassy spokesman Gary Morley. U.S. diplomats and the State Department had interceded in their behalf since the mercurial Amin forced them to land in Kampala on Sunday. "They do have clearance to leave" Morley said. "It came through around 3 p.m. They are now looking for transport. They don't know where they're going and won't know until, the transport is confirmed." East African Airways VClflir jet * which flew the volunteers to Uganda Saturday returned " empty 'td Nairobi Sunday. They had landed in Kampala on a refueling stop en route to a Peace Corps training camp in Zaire (former Belgian Illinois Youths Were Detained WASHINGTON (UPI) Peace Corps officials said today the following young people from Illinois were among the volunteers detained for three days in Uganda: Tim W. Grummon, Springfield; Margaret Kryl, Chicago; Constance T. Saville, Lake Forest; Glenn J .Schedeen, Joliet; Carl A. Fhem Jr., Libertyville; Susan L. Swanson, Dixon, and David J. Venzon, Peoria. Freed Congo) when Amin forced the plane to return under threat of being shot down by his tiny air force. v Under Armed Guard Morley said the Americans probably would go either to Nairobi, where hotel rooms have been booked for them, <jr to their original flane transfer point in Burundi. They have been staying in a Kampala Hotel, comfortable but under armed guard. Morley did not give details on Amin's decision to release the Americans but President Joseph Motubu of Zaire intervened today to tell Amin they really were Peace Corps volunteers and were en route to his country as they said they were. Diplomatic sources in Kampala said Motubu sent a telegram today asking for their release. Where To Find It 2 SECTIONS 32 PAGES Abingdon 27 Amusement „ 6 Building 26 Bushnell 5 Classified Ads 27-28-29-30-31 Comics-Radio - 20 Editorial. .. 4 Galva 5 Hospital Notes .. 27 Knoxville - 27 Markets 25 Monmouth, .. 24 Obituary .. 15 Sports — 18-19 Weather ... 2 Women in the News . . 8-9 implicate the President, he replied, "My testimony is tomorrow, not today." Informed sources said Mitchell would not implicate Nixon, his former law partner in New York and an associate and friend of the President for many years. In meeting with the committee staff last May 10, Mitchell was said to have repeated what he had told the federal grand jury April 20 —that he attended three meetings in early 1972 at which general intelligence- gathering, including bugging, was discussed but that he rejected the plans each time. According to a source close to the Senate Committee, Mitchell said during his May interview with staff investigators that he did not believe Jeb Stuart Magruder, the deputy campaign director, would have gone ahead on his own in approving the bugging plans. Secure Silence The source also said that Mitchell acknowledged encouraging payment of legal fees and support money to the original seven Watergate defendants in . order to secure their silence. Ousted White House Counsel John W. Dean III testified before the committee two weeks ago that Richard Moore, a White House aide, went to New York in February to try to get Mitchell's help in raising hush money. But the source said Mitchell told the committee staff that Moore merely asked him for help in establishing contact with the committee. Members of both parties have called on Nixon to disclose, at a news conference or before the Senate Committee, his knowledge of the bugging scandal. The list of prominent politicians — both Republicans and Democrats—calling for a presidential statement on the subject was increased Sunday by Sens. Herman Talmadge, D-Ga. and Edward Gurncy, R-Fla., members of the Watergate committee; Sen. Robert D. Byrd of West Virginia, the assistant Democratic leader and Gov. Daniel Evans of Washington, a Republican who is chairman of the executive committee of the National Governors Conference. Hearings Tuesday The Watergate panel will resume its televised hearings Tuesday. Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell is the first scheduled witness. Talmadge urged that Nixon appear before the investigating committee to dispel "this cloud that's hanging over the White House. "If he has nothing to hide, why does he refuse to appear?" Talmadge said in reference to Nixon's letter to the committee Saturday declaring he would not appear personally "under any circumstances" and would not permit inspection of any presidential papers. Mitchell Arrives for Interview Fire Destroys Historic Bridge The historic covered bridge U Greenbush was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. Law enforcement officials suspect arson was the cause of the blaze, which razed the historic landmark near the small village. Monmouth Correspondent Lorraine Stauth reports on the fire, the history of the bridge, and the community's reaction to its destruction on Page 24. Mitchell, Friends Charge Government Improprieties in Perjury Indictments NEW YORK (UPI) - Former Attorney General John N. Mitchell, on the eve of his Watergate testimony, requested Monday his conspiracy and perjury indictments be dismissed on grounds of government improprieties and prejudice. In motions filed in Manhattan Federal Court, Mitchell, former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans and two other defendants alleged that the U.S. attorney's office coerced the grand jury into indicting them, Mitchell said one means of coercion was to question him before the grand jury about the Watergate scandal. In a memo filed by Mitchell's lawyer, Peter Fleming, it was alleged that the former U.S. Attorney Whitney North Seymour, "having already prejudiced Mitchell substantially with regard to the New York case, compounded his improprieties by prejudicing Mitchell's ability to properly defend himself with regard to Watergate." Similar motions to dismiss the indictment were filed by the two other defendants in the case, fugitive financier Robert L. Vesco and Harry L. Scars, a prominent New Jersey Republican. The four defendants were indicted May 10 on charges of conspiracy in an alleged scheme to influence a federal investigation of Vcsco's .secret contributions last year to President Nixon's re-election campaign. In addition, Mitchell and Stans were accused of lying before the federal grand jury last March. All four have pleaded innocent and the trial is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 11. Vesco remains out of the country. Bankers To Cool Dollar Fever BASEL, Switzerland-(UPI) Chief bankers from the United States and 18 other non- Communist countries said today they are ready with "technical arrangements" to take action that would cool the world's latest dollar fever. The governors of national banks, ending two days of crisis talks, did not say precisely what action they would take. Their action came after nine days of heavy pressure on the dollar, which fell to record low prices in many European capitals. A communique issued at midnight, and only the third the central bankers have issued in 20 years of monthly meetings, said the participants agreed "...that official intervention in exchange markets" was appropriate to try to restore order to the world's money markets. The bankers said the necessary technical steps were ready to carry out such intervention. Before.the weekend meeting, held at the Bank for International Settlements and over dinner in private rooms at the stately hotel Euler around the corner, both France and West Germany rejected any idea of upward revaluing their currencies. West Germany revalued its mark by 5.5 per cent on June 29. Protective Barriers Swiss bankers said privately last week that the United States could not stand by and let the dollar continue falling without taking action. They said trading partners in NATO would have to erect protective barriers against American goods if Washington did not shore up the sinking dollar. However, West German bank sources said John Coombs of the Federal Reserve Bank rejected the idea Sunday of direct U.S. intervention on money markets. Banking sources said one idea discussed Sunday was allowing the United States to sell its gold on the free market to buy back and support the dollar. 'Crisis Meeting' Central bank sources said the governors also discussed the possibility of an imminent "crisis meeting" of finance ministers, but they said early today that this depends on whether the bankers' moves restore order on money markets. At the meeting were bank governors of the United States, Canada, Japan, West Germany, France, Britain, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Portugal and Spain. Economist Predicts Food Rationing WASHINGTON (UPI) - An expert on world food production believes Americans soon may be forced to ration the food they eat in order to maintain exports and the value of the dollar abroad. Lester R. Brown, an economist for the nonprofit Overseas Development Council, said Sunday domestic food rationing would be a better alternative to President Nixon's proposed controls on exports. Brown, who directed international agriculture development for the Agriculture Department from 1966 to 1969, described the export controls as a "serious mistake." He also predicted that domestic food prices will never return to the-low levels of the 1960s. He said food would be in short supply around' the world for the next year. "Beyond that, we may be faced with chronic global food scarcity for the foreseeable future," he said. Brown made his comments in an interview published by U.S. News and World Report magazine. He was critical of Nixon's order limiting soybean exports and the President's request to Congress for authority to impose broad controls on other U.S. farm exports. "Those exports are keeping this nation economically afloat in a very real sense," Brown said. "A limit on U.S. farm exports would further weaken the dollar. "It would certainly limit our ability to import the vast quantities of petroleum that we must have from abroad to keep U.S. business and industry going." He said that as a result it may be necessary to ration food in the United States "in one form or another." Trigger Shortage "We can't hold down farm exports without endangering the dollar or triggering serious energy shortages," Brown said. "In such circumstances, it may very well be that Americans will have to limit the intake of certain types of food, as some other countries are doing, in order to export agricultural commodities." Brown said the administration should not impose price ceilings on beef, pork, poultry or eggs under Phase IV of the economic program. He said retail price ceilings coupled with the high price of feed would force many producers out of business. World's Smallest Horse Rancher Joel Bridges shows his 14 pound, 14 inch tall foal, Gumba, that he claims is the world's smallest perfect horse. Bridges, 50, a retired mortician, has a herd of 141 American miniature horses on his 400 acre ranch. Gumba was born on weighed 11 and 3 A pounds. Gumba will weigh about 20 mature. UNIFAX June 3rd and Bridges thinks pounds when

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