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Galesburg, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 31, 1973
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JV i n r - ^ •. i i r i • r j "A : - '-'Jt. - f. V h r - 4- *\ r i • \ i - -V I , - -. • . . V • r l, -, i- f * 1 .• • . J ' . , .' .'.7 • - • ,r •V Precedents Set % If the concept of separation of pc ft be a workable one, it has to be basis of equality among the three b: of the federal government. went beyond the issue presented by the gov eminent and ruled that even the senatoi himself could be called by a grand jury anc Congress t his sources of information irrelevant to investigating pos legitimate functioning of the executive, neither can a president interfere with that o £the legislative branch..Nor can either one i tfead upon ithe constitutional prerogatives of crime testimony impunge The other ruling f \ fte judiciary, and writ On this recent precedents that cast serious doubt on tije legality of President Nixon's refusal to tjrn over to the Watergate Committee tapes r of presidential conversations that the committee believes could assist its investigation. On the same day in June 1972> the Supreme Court ruled in two cases AGAINST congressional separation-of-powers claims t£at' are strikingly similar to the argument now being put forward on behalf of the Chief Justice Warren Berger the criminal prosecution of Bi Mr. Nixon, says Nathan I&win, a Washington attorney and fo deputy assistant attorney general. $ The first, he recounts in the New R< lie, concerned Sen. Mike Gravel of Al; Ig this case, the Justice Department investigating the circumstances of Gra rSidnight reading of the Pentagon P; &d their subsequent publication by The put to the court was \^ether the senator's assistant could sflbpoenaed by a federal grand jury compelled to testify about publication of papers. Justice Byron White, speaking for having received a bribe to influence his action on postal rate legislation. "Taking a bribe," said Justice Berger, "is, obviously, no part of the legislative process or function." The Constitution, he ruled, "does not prohibit inquiry into activities which are casually or incidentally related to legislative affairs but not a part of the legislative process itself. This is precisely what the entire Watergate affair involves, claimed Iiewin. By shielding his records and tapes, the President is not securing against a prying Congress the internal workings of legitimate executive functions; tie is cloaking "third- • * party crimes" and conduct that are "executive functions" only in the sense that they were performed in the White House. "The robbery on the White House lawn does not become an executive function merely because it occurs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue," says Lewin, * ( nor do unconstitutional invasion of privacy, obstructions of justice, perjury and other forms of misfeasance come within even the broadest definitions of legitimate executive powers." Tornado Season Here 4 Weird weather has plagued much of the nftioi flgods usual cgne season Upblem of \ m fledgling stirring new The ether mankind can — or should — control ti$ earth's weather may becon eivironmental issue of the next jXthe meantime, people harmed ijyather are wandering why athermen can't do a better job catastrophic storms. The truth is that today's met warn Of some dangerous wea T irately than in the past. Tornai e JolJed nearly twice as many records in 1922. Weather specialists also are learning more about the long-range causes of abnormal weather patterns. Many of them believe that changes in the jet stream led to the mild weather in the Northeast last winter and to heavy snows in the South. Another theory holds that changing ocean temperatures have altered wind currents and thus the world's weather, A Czech meteorologist claims that periods of mild and harsh weather are predictable on a century-long scale, and others have linked this pattern and shrinkage caps. theories magnetic icanes m lbs. past 50 years, can be pin- • r | te4 quite precisely before they occur, puterizttj Mty reports by the National liather g£??iet'f Severe Storms Forecast djitfer in Ksnsi$ my consider temperature, hstoiidity, WQd speed and direction, and wftid differ I Jpw-level wWsidacri toraadod, Hi dm form gtionwide tornado activity, which seems to alter the earth's atmosphere and usua% precedes major storms. "We will never forecast the weather until the meteorologist learns to take account of such big effects as these," says Eugene N. Parker of the University of Chicago. Weather control has come a long way since 1946, when the first artificial snowstorm was produced by seeding clouds with As Rainmaking modification by tornados la§t year, the lowest number since the Weather bfgan practiced today with varying degrees of success both in federal and private projects. _ t ^ *< + NEW YORK (NBA) - Sen. Ervtn: Now ah've noticed that our ratin' Ns been faggin' a mite lately end ttfcile ah may be just a pool* old country lawyer, ah still remember the old sayta' we had back in North Carolina. "Tippecanoe and Tyler, too. 0 Mr. Dash: What does that have to do with anything, Mr, Chairman? Sen. Irvin: Nothin', really, but it's gettin' harder and harder for me to keep comin* up with these sayin's all the time. Anyway, ah want y'al! to welcome to the committee room today a special surprise witness, and alh'll ask the witness to Identify hiiitteif. Witness; My name is Mike Q'Plaamft. Until recently 1 lived at the White House, where I worked as a bacterium was causing President Nixon's viral pneumonia. I am presently unemployed. I would like to state at the outset that I came here of my own free will and the fact that the committee had to go to a suburb of Timbuktu to find me does mi prove I was reluctant to testify. Now I have a 4,733- page statement — elegantly bound in moroccon leather, incidentally — that I would like to read but it would take me four months, so I have agreed to skip that part and go right to the questions. Sen. Inouye: Now, Mr. O'Plas- ma, please don't think I am being unduly harsh or implying How WASHINGTON Let others Man wallow in Watergate/ 9 quoth the Leader, but where shall he wallow? In Cambodia, perhaps. The B-52's are still out, as they have been for four years, clobbering that once-happy land. But if you do wallow out of Watergate and wallow ovt Cambodia, Watergate wallows and follows directly after you. For we have, among all the other coverups, a CamJ cover-up under which more than 3,600 bombing raids were carried cut while Richard Nixon lied about cur policy "to scrupulously respect the neutrality of the Cambodian people." Or don't you remember President TruthfuTs wallow words about the beastly Viet Cong hiding in the "Cambodian sanctuaries" where our Boy Scouts couldn't get at them because of our reverent awe of international law. THE WHOLE LIE of the Camm invasion was built on the assertion that we could no longer tolerate the other side using neutral territory as a base from which to strike against us. Now we learn there was no neutral territory, no sanctuaries, and that it may have been our depradations which have led to the present Communist power in that nation. To bring this lie off, massive forgery of military records was perpetrated to fool the public at large and the Congress in particular. This should not enrage us too much. We should be used to official forgery by this time because it appears to have been practiced by Nixon's moral thalidomide babies on such a scale that it will take the next Administration years to authenticate the written records of this one. Again, those who believed the lies, inside of Congress and out, were so disposed because of misguided if laudabfe respect for the men in authority. Many published, unofficial sources told us about the American bloodletting in Cambodia, but we still have a lot of people who won't believe such things unless the Pentagon's Ziegliar (cq) — Jerry W. Fraudheim (cq) — tells them so. Galesbur Office 140 South Pralrte Street Galesburg, Illinois, 01401 TELEPHONE NUMBER Register-Mail Exchange 343-7101 Entered as Second Class Matter at the Post Office at Galesburg, Illinois, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Dally except Sundays and Holidays other than Washington's Birthday, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Ethel Custer Pritchard, publisher; Charles Morrow, editor and general manager; Robert Harrison, managing editor; Michael Johnson, assistant to the editor; James O'Connor, assistant managing editor. National Advertising Representatives: Ward GrilfJth Co. # Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Charlotte MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OP CIRCULATION 4 L any guilt on your part; we're just trying to ascertain the facte. But can you teft til just exactly what your rote was in tte Watergate break-to, the cover-up, the dirty tricks arid the attack on Pearl Harbor? Mr. OTlaama: Aft thwe particular points in time, of course, I was busy working on the pneumonia campaign, so 1 had no personal involvement whatsoever in any of those activities, whatever they may be. However, I did at one point overhear a passing streptoobcctM mention he heard Jeb Matfrtxter tell i that Bob Haldeman had told him John Dean said it was all John Mitchell's fault. Sen. Iftouye: Including Pearl Harbor? Mr. O'Plasma: To the best of my recollection* Sen. Weicker: Can you tell us how well you know President Nixon? Mr. O'Plasma: I have only known him for the months of my incubation period but you could say that I know him inside out. Sen. Weicker: Ihen what is your impression — bassed on what you know from your own experience and what you. may have learned from other bacteria you met in the course of your work — about whether there was any prior knowledge of the Watergate affair in the President's mind? Mr. O'Pfasma: All I can say about that is what I saw and 1 saw absolutely no knowledge in v Ve * 4 What makes the forgery of records so bad is that there are still many people who have been brought up to believe you can trust the word of a government official. They can't get the enormity of contemporary reality through their heads, which is that lany official spokesman must be presumed to be a liar until proved otherwise. And that is not an indictment of "the system" or any other such silliness, but an accusation against the spiritually deformed gnomes who have been running it. THAT'S PAST and it won't bring back the dead to pick a few stars off the Air Force generals' shoulders who disgraced their uniforms by collaborating in these acts. The question is whether (hey wilt do it again. By lawful act of Congress on August 14 they must cease their bombardment-4>ut will they? Obviously there will be no peace agreement by that date and already the Cambodian faction we are backing is asking us to continue bombing its enemies. Having once conducted 3,600 clandestine air raids, we're entitled to ask whether Nixon and the Air Force are about to order 3,600 more. It is also possible that Nixon now lades the necessary shame to do these things in private. He may simply tell Congress to love off on August 15 and announce the bombing will continue, law or no law. He's al- SUBSCJUPTION RATES By Carrier in City of Galesburg 50c a Week By RFD mail in our retail trading zone * X Year $16.00 '3 Months $5 25 6 Months $ 9.00 1 Month $2.0U No mail subscriptions accepted In towns where there is established newspaper boy delivery service. By Carrier in retail trading zone outside City of Galesburg 50c a Week By mail outside retail trading zone in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri and by motor route in retail trading 1 Year $22.00 3 Months $6 00 6 Months $12.00 1 Month ,2.50 By mail outside Illinois. Iowa and Missouri: 1 Year $26.00 3 Months $7.50 6 Months $14.50 1 Month $3.0tt the President's lung. Sen. Baker: Now If you'll allow it I would like, in my own humble way, to pose a probing moral - philosophical • metaphysical question that is not un* related to this inquiry though it isn't exactly related, either. Can you tell us, in 25 words or less, what you believe to be the role of a bacterium in terms.of the Constitution? 4 Mr. O'Plasma: It is, as I see it, to cause disease. Sen. Baker: Do you mean to say you never occurred paddle President's brain and let him know what was going on? Is that what you're trying to tell me and my fans—I mean the committee? Mr, O'Ptama: In ftfrapct, of course, 1 can see of my ways but it the ttmt I thou** I ww doing my Job. Sen, Ervin: Dont you know that it is (he duty* tWjW woman airfbteterlum to defend the CtfMtftCft tf, uh, the Union? Weil, mm,****; Montoys's turn Sen. Montoyt? Joe? sen. Montoya? Someone wake him tip, mm. Sen. Montoya: Ahetn-wake up, shave, brush teeth, put on blue socks and grey... Wilt t minute; I seem to have brought in the wrong index cards. Ill have to pass. Sen. Gumey: 1 have Just one question: Isn't it true that a President can't be expected to know everything that is going on in his own lungs and that you, for instance, could have been planning to cause viral pneumonia in Eaquel Welch for all he knew. Mr. O'Plasma: That's true but I didn't know she was on the Hst of enemies. Sen. Ervin: We'd like to talk to you further but Sammy Davis Jr. is scheduled to testify next and we can't keep him wal Ah want to thank you for. your frank and forthright testimony and ah just think it's a shame that a fine upstanding virus such as yourself has to get mixed up in something like this. Ah will try to Ihink of an old backwoods sayin' about bacteria to insert in the record latah on. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) From ready set the groundwork for it. The White House has been saying it will veto the bill Hriiit- ing the duration of time in which the President may wage war without Congressional approval. The justification for Nixon's veto is the President's constitutionally mandated powers as comn.ander-in^ Never mind the provision in the same much- argu^d-over document — te Constitution — giving Congress sole power to declare war. President TruthfuTs position is that if you're the boss of the Army you can legally go to war wherever and whenever and against whomever you choose. IF YOU BUY THAT, then it follows Congress has no to cut off Nixon's water on August 15 in Cambodia. We'll see soon enough whether they push In the meantime, New Zealand gets this week's award for trying to Stop armed hmacy. The brave 1 crew of a New Zealand frigate stationed itself a mere 20 miles from the French atomic test on the atoll of Mururoa last week. In a gesture that would be unthinkable in America, Fraser M. Colman, a New Zealand cabinet minister, sailed aboard the frigate Otago. • * What a pity we didn't load Mr. James R. Schlesinger, cur Secretary of Defense, on a passenger boat and send him out •I argument to join -the Otago in peaceful reproach. He might have been joined by some of those Air Force generals-who would have had the bracing experience of risking their own lives as they have risked so many others. King Features Syndicate, Inc. 1973 4 4 THE MAILBOX Paying the Tab Editor, Register-Mail: I am the wife of an employe of the Mecoo Mine in Victoria. Because of this I read with great interest all of the articles in the RegisterMail pertaining to this issue. There is one factor to the situation I object to strongly, and that is the money that our family personally, and of course this would include every mine worker that lives in Knox County, is paying to the county in the form of taxes, etc., that goes to the county to pay for their expenses. And of course included in their expense account is the lawyer's fee for trying to close the place of business from which our source of living comes from. This to me is^ very ironic! T have come to tlje conclusion le only ones profit tog from this yearlong hassle are the lawyers, who by now must have a very substantial bank account— Mrs. Raymond Smith Jr., Wttliamsfleld. 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