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Home Paper of Cofflfflunitita Faif Tonight Low Uppef 50s Partly Ctojudy Saturday High 80's A B§U$r Newspaper VOLUME LXXXII GALESBURG, ILLINOIS 61401 — FRIDAY, AUG. 3, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS WASHINGTON (UIM) Hie Senate Thursday overrode President Nixon's veto of a bill to spend $185 million to help states develop better emergency medical services. The House Will consider overriding the veto when overriding it returns from a in month's September vacation. Demonstration Projects The bill wouJtf set up demonstration projects including improved hospital emergency rooms, ambulances and communication between hospitals and ambulances. It would train doctors, nurses and paramedics and would finance research on emergency medicine. It also would block administration plans to close eight Public Health Service hospitals in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va„ Galveston, Tex., and New York. In vetoing the bill, Nixon said the money "is far in excess of the amounts that can be prudently spent and (the bill) therefore represents a promise of federal financial assistance that cannot be kept. 0 He said it also involved federal activity in what should be a state function. The President has vetoed five bills this year. So far note has been overriden by the required two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress. The Senate voted in May to override the veto of a bill requiring cnfkmation of the director of the budget. But the House did not. House Passes Pipeline Bill WASHINGTON (UPI) t The House has given its assurance a bill will be sent to President Nixon in the fall to require that permits be issued for construction of a trans-Alaska pipeline. But construction of the 787- mile, $3.5 billion pipeline from Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's north slope to its southern port at Valdez still faced a House- Senate compromise and probable Supreme Court appeal by environmentalists charging the bill denies them due process of law, Efforts Thwarted The House passed its version Thursday nicht by a 35640 roll call after turning back efforts to delete the portions barring court review on grounds of environmental impact. An early key vote, defeating an amendment by Rep. John Dellenback, R-Ore., 221-198, appeared to break the back of the environmentalists' fight and only perfunctory opposition was offered after that. Bypass Sections environmental bypass sections and the requirement the permits be issued were locked into the final compromise measure by virtue of having been included in the bills of both houses. The WASHINGTON (U P I) Deputy CIA Director Vernon A. Walters testified today he warned John W. Dean HI a few days after Watergate that any attempt to use the OIA to stifle the break-in would be a "disaster" to Congress, President Nixon and the nation. Related Stories Walters also said that during the same period, White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman directed him to go to acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray HI and urge Gray to limit the FBI's investigation into Watergate. CIA Retainer Walters was the third past or present CIA official in two days to appear before the Senate Watergate hearings, now in their 35th day. The CIA testimony about Watergate was necessary because four of the FBI Chief: No Doubt' On Burning 'Bug' Evidence original Watergate defendants !at one time had worked for the agency, ami one was on a CIA retainer at the time of the break-in. All three testified about meetings With Haldeman, Dean, 3ray and White House domestic affairs adviser John D; Bhrlichman in the following 17, 1972, arrests Democratic offices mediately days im- the June at the the four left the in Watergate complex. All administration officials office at the height of Watergate revelations. Laundered Funds Walters, as did former CIA director Richard M. Helms, testified he told Dean — then White House counsel —that the agency was not involved in Watergate and that an, FBI investigation into Maundered" Nixon camnaien funds in Mexico campaign would not jeopardize "4. .- rr- Where to Find It WASHINGTON (UPI) For- 2 SECTIONS Abingdon 23 Amusement 6 BnsfaneU 7 Churches 14 led Ads 23-24-25-26-27 Comics-Radio 22 Editorial 4 Galva —_ 7 28 PAGES Hospital Notes 15 KnoxviUe 23 Markets ~ 21 Monmouth 8 Obituary 15 Sports 18-19 TV . 8-10 in the News -12-13 r Douglas to Hear Bombing Halt Plea YAKIMA, Wash. (UPI) U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas interrupted vacation at his remote summer home 1 government and antiwar attorneys argue a request for an immediate halt to U.S. bombing Ca in 1ia. Re Rep. The blue jeans-garbed justice set the hearing in the Federal District Courthouse in this eastern Washington community after two American Civil Liberties reached his Union rural lawyers retreat Thursday. They sought reinstatement a lower court order banning robing immediately. President Nixon and Congress have agreed the bombing will halt Aug. 15 unless Congress authorizes continued aerial support for the beleaguered Cambodian government in Phnom Penh. The legal drive for a halt in bombing was started by Elizabeth Hofltzman, D- N.Y., and four Air Force officers. , Douglas agreed to the hearing when the ACLU lawyers reached his retreat at Goose Prairie, a home without a telephone about 50 miles northwest of Yakima in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Wearing jeans and boots, the justice stood on his doorstep as he told the lawyers he would hear the case ss long as he could listen to "the other side of the bombing question*" He tasked them to notify the U.S. Attorney's office in Spokane, Wash., of the hearing. mer Acting * FBI Chief L. Patrick Gray III said today he burned Watergate-related documents along with his family's Christmas trash last year because he had "no doubt" that senior White House officials wanted the evidence destroyed. Gray also said, in testimony prepared for delivery this afternoon to the Senate Watergate Committee, that he warned President Nixon July 6, 1972, that aides were trying to "mortally wound" the President by using the CIA and the FBI in connection with the scandal. h Gray, who quit as acting FBI director April 27 after published reports appeared that he had destroyed documents found in the White HouSe safe of Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr., readily conceded destroying the papers. He ajso said — for the first time — that he had read the documents before tossing them into a fire at his Stonington, Conn., home the week following last Christmas, Gray was scheduled to follow Deputy CIA Director Vernon A. Walters to the witness table. Walters told the committee at the morning session that he strenuously resisted all efforts by high White House officials to use the OIA to help shield those involved in the break-in. CIA operations there. Testifying in forceful, crisp sentences, Walters said he also told Dean he was determined that the CIA not be implicated in the Watergate case, and that furthermore he would have to report any such efforts to Congress. "This seemed to cool his enthusiasm considerably," Walters said. Helms testified Thursday that he ordered Walters to merely remind Gray of a long-standing arrangement between the FBI and the CIA under which each was to notify the other if it inadvertently uncovered an operation of the other agency. Walters said there could be Haldeman repeated his directions several times. Haldeman, then chief of staff at the White House, gave the senators a different version of that June 23, 1972, meeting, tailed six days after the break- in at Democratic headquarters. Haldeman said he and John D. Ehrlichmnn, attother high adviser to President Nixon, merely asked 'Walters and CIA Director Richland M. Helms to look into the possibility that a full-scale FBI inquiry inadvertently could uncover CIA operations in Mexico. Walters said he quickly reported back that no such possibility existed. Nixon's Translator Walters, who served as Nixon's translator during foreign travel when Nixon was vice president and during his first term as President, said he did not know why he — rather than career intelligence man Helms — had been selected to go to Gray. Maybe it was because "he knew I was military and some people have the mistaken idea that the military obey blindly," he said. people, it might lead to some emportant people.** Walters said he replied to Dean that a check at the CIA showed tile FBI investigation could not compromise any CIA activities or sources in Mexico. Walters said Dean that he also told an. investigation established the CIA had no role in Watergate. "He kept pressing this,' 1 Walters said, quoting Dean as saying, "There must have been. These people all used to work for the CIA. All this." Walters said he replied: "Maybe they used to but they weren't when they did it." "He pressed and pressed on this and asked if there wasn't some way I could help," Walters testified. "It seemed to me that he was perhaps the option of seeing whether he could put some cf the blame on us. It wasn't anything specific, he said, the general tenor was in this way. Destroy Credibility "And I said to him -I did not exploring of Walters is a general in the Army. Walters confimme testimony of Thursday John W. Dean III, counsel to to lieutenant Helms' that -I simply the Waiters President, suggested the have an opportunity to discuss (it) with anybody said, 'Mr. Dean, any attempt to involve the agency in the stifling of this affair would be a disaster, it would destroy the credibility of the agency with the Congress, with the nation. 'It would be a grave of (disservice to the nation. I will mistaking Haldeman 1 s direc tions that he go to Gray to limit the FBI investigation. "I don't recall it was put in a question form, I understood it to be put in a direct form," Walters said, adding that in ime course meetings on June 26, 27 ani that the CIA post bond for Watergate suspects and pay (I do anything to implicate the their salaries while they in jail. 1 "This seemed to shock him He described his meeting wijth Dean on June 26: / that would "Mr. Dean said he was ernment agencies like the CIA handling this whole maftter of or the FBI in anything Watergate, that it was causing improper in this way would be trouble, that Walters then added: "Some Vernon A.Walters ses very embarrassing. The FBI was investigating it. The leads had led to some important accept this line of argument "ankingChanges seemed WASHINGTON (UPI) —(by financial institutions for a President Nixon today proposed [specified tamount of time removal of federal limits on the pay on interest rate tions imay deposits. also called for removal of ist ceilings on both FHA and VA home mortgages as part of a sevennpoint program sent to Congress, aimed at out what he called caused by rigidity of financial wiping inequities and instability institutions. Nixon said his recommendation to abandon federal rcstric- for which the institution pays a higher interest rate. There is no interest rate ceiling for deposits over $100,000. In other reform proposals clearly designed in large part to increase the flow of money into housing loans, Nixon recommended: —Allowing expanded deposit services (for consumers by federally chartered thrift institutions and banks. —Expanding investment and , lending alternatives for the on time and savings deposits—to be carried out over 5 x k years—would irovide increased among tions. 4 * Such competition would help eliminate the inequities now the small saver and borrower," he said. —Permitting federal charters for stocks and loan institutions competition j ami mutual savings banks, thrift insititu- —Providing credit unions greater access to funds. —Modifying the tax structure of banks and thrift institutions. home aver j interest "Myi loans Junior Show Champ Ken Geuns, 18-yearK>ld son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Geuns, Geneseo, holds the lead strap on his 1,040-pound steer, Bluto, which was chosen Grand Champion of the Junior Live- Thursday at the Knox County Fair. The steer is a purebred Angus. (Register-Mail photo by Dale Humphrey.) ceilings on insured by the Federal .. an d the in-(Housing Administration are set creased competition that would by the houskig secretary and on follow, should reduce the cost Q\ of the entire financial services consumer." package for loans by the Veterans of Administration. The ceilings on i types of loans were raised *ntly from 7 per. cent to 7% The President said the saver:per cent — but loans at those would be assured "a fair return rates are hard to obtain. on his money" should Congress adopt his proposal and thrift institutions would be strengthened. Time deposits are those held Nixon based his recommenda tions on a reoort from on a Presidential report Commission the on Structure ace # Rescue Mission Be ing HOUSTON (UPI) The Skylab 2 astronauts began earth resources research today as ground teams readied the first rescue mission in space history and tried to remedy steering rocket failures on the crew's Apollo ferry ship. The Apollo was hit with its second rocket troubles Thursday but space officials said the astronauts could still use the spaceship to return home next month as planned. The Apollo wias described as in "minimum flyable condition." In No Danger L. Bean, Owen K. Garriott and Jack R. Lousuna were in no danger aboard the 100-ton Skylab orbiting 270 Alan miles above earth. They had recovered from motion sickness suffered early in the scheduled 5SWay flight and proceeded with their normal tasks. "A couple of us feel pretty clean and may not take our showers," Bean said. "We may use that time to catch up on some other things but don't send us anything to do. The rescue mission was ordered ready to launch from Cape Kennedy in case further trouble develops aboard the Apollo, marooning the crew in space. The soonest the rescue ship could be launched is Sept. 5. Mission control told the crew the first spacewialk was post­ poned until Monday. Ground engineers hope the astronauts will be able to beam back television pictures of the crippled rockets on the side of Apollo's service module. The space walk is needed to set up a new sunshade over Skylab and reload film in sun- watching telescopes. The 3¥& hour venture was delayed three times earlier because of the crew's slow adaptation to weightlessness. The crew's first earth resources picture-taking survey covered the United States from Seattle, Wash., to the Gulf of Mexico south of Houston, and down into South America. The 33 minute, 3,100-mile sweep was the first of 26 planned for the twcumonth flight. Engineers worked in space centers at Houston, Hunstville, Ala., and' Cape Kennedy to draft procedures to fly the crippled Apollo, which will be more difficult to steer with the two lost rockets. Tests were underway to try to figure out the cause of the rocket system failures on the spaceship that took 18 men to the moon and back to earth safely. The first of four steering rocket units on the side of the Apollo service module was shut down Saturday because of leaking oxidizer which makes the rocket fuel burn. The second one developed the same problem Thursday and became virtually useless. The leak was stopped, but it meant isolating the unit from the other rockets. Leaking Rockets officials said the be Space leaking rockets would not needed to insure a safe passage home, and NASA rejected the idea of returning the pilots this weekend. However, Christopher C. Kraft, director of the Johnson Space Center, said that "just to be prudent, we have started preparation of a vehicle at the Cape on an accelerated basis so we would have a rescue vehicle available should that become necessary." Orders for "around the clock" emergency preparations were dispatched to the Cape's Kennedy Space Center. William G. Schneider, director of tta Skylab program office, said the rescue ship could be launched as early as Sept. 5 and that a decision to launch it would probably not be made unti 1 Aug. 27. "There's a pretty good possibility we will get the full mission," Schneider said. He sa id Sky 1 a b 2 back up pilots, Vance D. Brand and Donald L. Lind, would perform the rescue. Schneider also said a rescue flight would not stop future Skylab missions or the joint space docking mission involving an American Apollo spaceship and a Soviet Soyaz craft planned for 1975. "Any time we reach a point where trouble is imminent, we would, of course, come home in the Apollo," Schneider said. "That's always a possibility." Ground controllers were optimistic the problems with the Apollo could be overcome— a It hough not fixed—and the rescue would not be necessary. Kraft told the crew in a radio call of plans to continue the flight despite the problems in the Apollo, and of NASA confidence the ferry ship could still be used, and Bean said he was happy the mission was not cut short. f

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