Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 13, 1973 · Page 16
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Friday, July 13, 1973
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Prtdoy, July 13, 1973 m m Phony 'Martha Mitchell' Making Calls By HELEN THOMAS WASHINGTON (M>D - A phony "Martha Mitchell" has " been telephoning newspaper editors and reporters recently •and the real Martha is hopping mad about it. "". The real Mrs. Mitchell called "tiPI Thursday to deny she had telephoned the wire service's jVifashington bureau the previous "morning to say, "I want you to i&ow that my husband is absolutely correct in all his testimony." A woman with a Southern -^accent, lower than Martha's and husky-voiced as if she had been drinking, has been calling members of the Washington press impersonating the wife of . the former attorney general. The caller's conversation is rambling, usually filled with •obscenities and bad grammar according to those she has telephoned. The true Martha swears a little but she handles the English language very well. She Fails on Questions The fake Martha also has failed on a number of questions put to her by suspicious recipients of her calls. She has said she lives on Park Avenue in New York City. Martha Mitchell- lives on Fifth Avenue. In her Wednesday morning telephone call, the fake Mrs. Mitchell said she was in Washington. The real Martha said in her follow-up call that she was "down South," as her husband had said Tuesday when he began testifying before Senate Watergate investigators. In a telephone call to Bonnie Angelo of Time magazine on June 21, the woman mas­ querading as Martha said, "I'm half drunk, I drink a little bit but why shouldn't I." Mrs. Mitchell has never discussed drinking with this reporter. The woman posing as Mrs. Mitchell also told Miss Angelo her husband was too stupid to have been involved in Watergate. The real Martha has always expressed pride in her husband. She Calls Publisher Last June, the woman who had tried to dupe the press also called Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post and got Managing Editor Howard Simon's up at 3 a.m. Simons talked to her for 40 minutes and took four pages of notes. The Post decided that she was not the real Martha and did not run a story. The "woman also telephoned the Washington Evening Star- News and talked to Editor Newbold Noyes. The real Martha telephones when the spirit moves her, does not give out her telephone number and says only what.she wants to say, and no more. 'The irrepressible Martha became famous for her tele* phone calls early in the Nixon administration. When quizzed by senators about telephone logs showing late night calls from his apartment to the White House as recently as last March 31-ndays after Mitchell said he made his last contact with Nixon—the former attorney general reminded the investigators "there is someone else at my home who uses my phone constantly." Family Rescued After Sea Ordeal, Sharks. Death Never Mentioned SSSKEY WEST, Fla. (UPI) - A t^Kmily of 10, including six £,38lildren, clung to an over- jJStRrned boat for more than 24 *4»urs in rough seas and SJBrrential rains before being 53$scued by a pleasure boat. 2 ^*"It was a miracle, a plain ""damned absolute miracle that all survived," Gerald Surfus, 38, a Sarasota attorney, we said Thursday from his hospital bed. He said his family had left Key West Tuesday morning aboard the 26-foot boat he had recently purchased for $41,000. They planned to return by nightfall after a trip to the Dry Tortugas Islands 70 miles to the west. On board the boat were Surfus; his father, Clifton Surfus, 61; mother, Frances, 59; wife, Mary, 41, and the six girls: Emily, 4; Daphne, 6; Amy, 8; Bonnie, 10; Carrie, 12, and Dawn, 17. Surfus said they ran into rough weather on the way back to Key West Tuesday afternoon "We hit maybe a three- or four-foot wave and the bow just told War Over But Conflicts Remain By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Analyst It may be a fact that the cold war is over. But it also is a fact that whether it be at the summit or at a meeting such as the 35- nation conference in Helsinki on security and cooperaition in Europe there is a reluctance to admit failure and thus a tendency to gloss over disagreement with ambiguities. Foreign News Commentary At Helsinki differences between East and West came into sharp focus in the speeches of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko and U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers. Gromyko sought to seal the division of Europe. Rogers, along with British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home, stressed the human issues, especially the Western' wish for greater freedom of movement of people and ideas across international borders. Scheel Wants Honesty The reaction of West Germany's foreign minister, Walter Scheel, came as an almost refreshing change of pace. The BLACK BROTHERS Supplies 3-Pc. BATH SETS Incudes: 5 Ft. cast iron tub, 17x19 China Lavatory, Reverse Trap Stool. Complete with trim. GLASS LINED GAS HOT WATER HEATERS 30 Gallon Size, s 64 95 40 Gallon Size 74 95 52 Gallon Size Electric. s 88 50 CABINET SINKS Includes: FAUCETS and BASKET STRAINERS 42" SIZE , __$102.95 54" SIZE $134.50 66" SIZE $166.95 SUMP PUMPS from $49.95 up TRUE TEST SEWER CLEANER & ROOT DESTROYER. b\ lbs. $4.25 KING-OF-ALL SEWER CLEANER & ROOT DESTROYER. 6 lbs $5.95 KING-OF-ALL SEWER CLEANER 6 lb. con $5.95 We have Automatic Supplies •• Car Washers Waxes •Cleaners •• Waste Baskets - Compasses - Seat Covers -Car Seat Cushions wad Many More Items. We Have A Complete Line of Plumbing Supplies. BLACK BROTHERS PLUMBING DEPT. MAIN & SEMINARY Downtown Galesburg Russians want to climax the efforts at Helsinki with summit meeting in the fall. And of this and the final documents to emerge, Scheel declared: "Noncommittal generalities will not help us. If it became clear in the course of our discussions that the (gap be tween our views is still too wide, then I think honesty would require us to say so unambiguously. It would not be a catastrophe for Europe, nor would it be the end of the process of detente. It would simply mean that conditions are not yet mature enough. At some time in the future we could then perhaps meet again for another effort." The Russians themselves have indicated just how far away agreement such as envisioned by the West may be. The European charter proposed by Gromyko included a declaration for "non-intervention in internal affairs." No Change Predicted But to a reporter's question as to whether it would rule out in the future another Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia, a Soviet spokesman declared: "Assistance was granted them (the Czechs) on the request of the Czech government. There was no interference in Czech internal affairs and this should continue to'be so in the future." The reply did not jibe with the facts nor did it offer relief to those East European nations which might disagree with their Soviet mentors in the future nor to those countries where Soviet troops continue to be stationed. Nor did it presage any change in (the traditional suspicion with which the Russians react to Western people or ideas. A recent article in Pravda, the Communist party newspaper, sternly warned "naive people" against expecting the policy of pecaeful co-existence to "eliminate or weaken the basic conflict of our epoch—the conflict between capitalism and socialism." Nonetheless, in Helsinki there is a conviction that the cold war is dead, no matter how long it may take to bury the corpse, and that common interests will take precedence over destructive competition. Drops 'Obey' From Weddings STOKE DABERNON, ^England (UPI)—The Rev. John Waterson hag stmck a blow for women's lib. He refuses to iperform wedding rites if they include the word "obey" for the bride. "These senseless romantic girls can never hope to obey their husbands all the time," he said Thursday. "Their true role should be an equal partnership." (broke right off," Surfus said. "In 90 seconds, we were overturned and in the water." . Late Wednesday afternoon, Al Huffard of Hollywood, Fla., and his wife spotted the red container lid Surfus was waving as a distress signal. They took the Surfus family aboard their pleasure boat, then transferred them to the Coast Guard cutter Cape York, which had been searching the area because the [family failed to return Tuesday night. All were reported in good condition after treatment for shock and exposure. EIU's Enrollment Reaches 3,922 CHARLESTON—Eastern Illinois University officials today announced an on-campus summer enrollment of 3,992. Although down 287 from iaslt summer, the enrollment exceeds previous expectations. Among reasons for the drop, an official said, may have been because some new students wished to have their initial enrollment coincide with the beginning of the semester system (fall 1973), and (because of the single 2-month term. Last summer's enrollment of 4,279 included both a 10-week quarter and an 8-week term. Dr. Sam Taber, dean of student academic services, said 'in view of ithe national trend of somewhat lower enrollments, i we are not displeased with Eastern's summer enrollment." Labor Day Committee Members of the Labor Day Committee of the Galesburg Trades and Labor Assembly are busy making plans for Labor Day festivities in Galesburg. Committee members are, from left, Roy Delawder, Mrs. Tim Connors, Jim DePrima, Mrs. Richard Elias and Mrs. Lee Landon. The committee has been contacting local merchants and businesses for donations for Miss Labor Day prizes, pictured on table. A parade, dance and pageant are planned for Labor Day. (Register-Mail photo by Steve-Stout.) ' U. S. Heroin Addiction Is Nearing 'Point of Turnabout' POW Placed On Probation EL CAJON, Calif. (UPI) Juan M. Astorga, a former Arimy specialist who was held captive 10 months in North Vietnam, was placed WASHINGTON (UPI) - The government's chief drug abuse prevention official said Thursday heroin addiction is nearing the "point of turnabout" in the United States. Dr. Robert L. DuPont, who I became director of the White House Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention last month, also said federal programs will concentrate now on getting addicts to go to treatment facilities. DuPont said the number of U.S. addicts has dropped significantly in recent years I He said there were between 500,000 and 600,000 in the late 1960s and that the number today is probably between 200,000 and 300,000. "We can now look forward with cautious optimism to the [nation's heroin epidemic approaching the point of turn about," DuPont said. "Our goal is a return to approximate ly the situation in the 1960s prior to the addiction epidemic years of 1964-1971." . Narcotics Trial Suspect Shot BALTIMORE (UPI) - Delegate James , A. "Turk" Scott Jr., ta member of the Maryland General Assembly awaiting trial on federal . narcotics charges, was found shot to death early tolday. Police said the body was found in the basement garage of Scott's apartment budding in the city's Bolton Hill section at The estimated number of addicts in the early 1960s was 50,000. DuPont said government drug abuse prevention officials will "no longer wait passively for individuals dependent on heroin to come to treatment centers. "Rather, we will actively reach out to penetrate the addiction underground and urge heroin abusers to become patients in our varied types of care," he said. He said the drive would be known as "Operation Out Reach." DuPont cited . a decline in I narcotics-related deaths this year in Cook.County (Chicago), 111.; New York City; the [District of Columbia where he formerly headed drug treat ment programs, and San .._„ , was placed on a year's probation Thursday after about 1:45 The body had pleading guilty to two traffic several wounds and the death effenses. was apparently a homicide, Astorga hit another car on a detectives said, local freeway April 12 and was Scott, 48, was scheduled to go charged with hit-and-run and on trial Aug. 20 in Richmond, reckless driving. The charges Va., on charges of conspiring to later were reduced to speeding and making an unsafe lane change. transport $10 million worth of raw heroin from New York to Baltimore from 1971 to 1973. SUMMER SPECIAL Special Includes. 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