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10 Golesbura RfeQi$ter»Moil t Golesburg, 111. Soturdoy, Aug. 4,1973 Newly-Appointed GOP Co-Chairman Meets Monmouth 9 s Republican Women MONMOUTH - "We must want to see that in the future make the Republican Party the the RNC is such a strong and patty of the 'open doer' in 1974," solid organization that we can Miss.Janet J. Johnston, cochairman of the Republican Na* tional Committee, (RNC) said at a dinner meeting at Monmouth Friday night. Miss Johnston said years from now historians will identify this moment as the time the Republican Party had an opportunity to become the new majority party. "I believe," she said, "our party is big enough to encompass a cross section of America and it's time to serve notice on Democrats they can no longer be the majority party." She said she has traveled about 50,000 miles and talked to people in all parts of the country since taking office in February. "And everywhere I go, indications are that more and more responsible Democrats are switching to the Republican Party," said Miss Johnston. "Some may be skeptical and say Watergate has killed our chance to be the new majority," she said, "but I think they are wrong. "Watergate was not the work of the Republican Party. You were not involved and I was not involved." She said the "whol ,5 grubby business" was the work of a few misguided men who misused the trust that had been given them. "I think we need to differentiate between the Committee to Re-elect the President (CRP) and the Republican National Committee, Miss Johnston said..; She said it was her feeling the CRP should have folded up shop last year as soon as all their accounts were settled. "George Bush (her co-chairman) and I assure Republicans there will be no more room for a com* mittee to elect or re-elect anyone." Former CRP employes are not being employed at (he RNC, according to Miss Johnston. She said RNC wants to disassociate itself completely from the CRP. Miss Johnston said the RNC is facing a financial crisis at the present time and recently had to cut its staff by 25 per cent. She said that 90 per cent of the support for RNC is being provided by smalt contributors and that their contributions are running ahead of 1971 but that large contributions are lagging. "I think some of our contributors may be saying 'Well, I sent money to Washington last year and look what they did with it' and that's one of the reasons I feel we must differentiate between the CRP and NRC." She urged the 175 people at the dinner not to be too sensitive about Watergate. She encouraged them, instead, to re- m ember President Nixon's many achievements. Miss Johnston described President Nixon as "the president who insisted on peace with honor; the president who brought the prisoners of war home; the president who ended the draft; the president who gave 18-year-olds the vote; and the president who made dramatic advancements in foreign policy and ended the cold war with Russia and Red China." "I believe he will live in history as a man of courage, a president of peace," Miss Johnston said. MONMOUTH Correspondent Mrs. Lorraine Stauth For News •112 S. 10th St. Phone 734-1721 For Missed Copies Before • P. M. Phone 734-4111 ABINGDON MRS. OERALDINE BAUER CORRESPONDENT Home Address: RFD St. Augustine, 111. Ph. 462*2477 Woman Injured in Mishap At Work; Meetings Slated Meets Women Miss Janet J. Johnston, left, co-chairman of the National Republican Committee meets with Mrs. Leroy Davis, Warren County Republican chairwoman; center, and Mrs. Bernadine Bowman, a GOP committeewoman and former holder of several offices in state and local Republican woman's organizations, Friday night at a dinner at which Miss Johnston gave the main address. ABINGDON - Mrs. Robert (Lois) Couptand, 403 N. Maple St., is listed in satisfactory condition at Cottage Hospital at Gatesburg today, following a fall Friday at 5 p.m. at Fey's Locker Plant, where she is employed. She reportedly suffered a broken hip. Abingdon City Council will meet at City Hall Monday at 7 p.m. Administrative board of United Methodist Church will meet at the church Monday at 7:30 p.m. Assembly of God Church will conduct a visitation Monday at 7 p.m. Kelly Bird, Jennifer Head and Debbie Hook, members of the Abingdon Christian Church, are attending a regional youth assembly at Eureka College. Dick Bird accompanied the group as youth representative of the church. Mrs. Charles Peck will assume the position of bookkeeper at Hi-Lo Grocery Monday. She replaces Mrs. Lee Foster, who is moving to Florida. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hetan- der and Mr. and Mrs. John Lambert of Toulon have returned home alter spending several days at the Lake of the Ozark*. Mrs. Max Snumaker and Lori of Temple City, Calif., are guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hassell Cox. Mrs. Joyce Cox has returned home after a week 's visit at the home of her brother-in-law ard sister, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Litchfield of St. Louis, Mo. Vacation Bible school of Berean Baptist Church will be held at 507 N. Swarts St., Monday through Saturday at 2 p .m. Participate in Camp Two weeks of summer camping activities at • — Spring Lake at Macomb for handicapped youth from Warren, Hancock and McDonough counties concluded Thursday night when the campers presented a program for their par- Presents Picture Mrs. George Pape, right, president of the Warren County Republican Women's Club, was presented Friday night with an autographed picture of President Richard Nixon, George Bush and Miss Janet J. Johnston, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, by Miss Johnston, featured speaker at a dinner Friday night at the Knights of Columbus hall. Stream Polluter Fined a Million HARRISBURG, Pa. (UPI) The state Environmental Hearing Board Friday levied a $1.6 million fine against an Army officer and. an ammunition plant for polluting a stream in eastern Pennsylvania. Gerald C. Grimaud, the state attorney who argued the case, said previous penalties have ranged between $500 and $5,000, arid the total fines collected since the clean streams law was enacted in 1970 totaled only $500,000. The Commonwealth accused Chaimberland Manufacturing Corp., located in the U. S. Army Ammunition Plant in Scranton, of "wilfully" polluting Roaring Creek with oil, phosphate, copper, chromium, zinc, lead, iron, manganese, magnesium, cadmium, sulfates, fluorides and suspended solids from 1963 through November, 1972. AI90 named in itlhe action were Col. Daniel E. Duggan, commanding officer of the plant. U.S. Army Agents Spied On McGovernites: Weicker WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Lowell P. Weicker, R-Conn., says an investigator he sent to Germany has returned With evidence that U.S. Army intelligence agents secretly spied on a McGovern for President group of Americans in West Berlin last year. , MONMOUTH Community Memorial Hospital ents. The theme of the camp was "Hawaii" and the girls pictured are practicing for a musical presentation for the program. The camp was sponsored by United Cerebral Palsy. Admissions Thursday: J. Edward Conard, Richard Lee McCullough, Mrs. Bertha Ryner, Monmouth. Dismissals Thursday: John Cooper, Baby Thomas Willits, Keithsburg;.Mrs. James Simonson, Littlfe York; Randall Montgomery, Harold Chick, Robert Fainter, Wendell Lozier, Miss Benita Calhoun, Miss Susan Owens, Emmitt Birditt, Terry Lee, Russell Toops, Monmouth; Jack Kinslow, Biggs ville; Elmo Otten, Cameron. Births Thursday: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rohr, Monmouth. Weicker turned documents on the subject over to the Senate Watergate committee, of which he is a member, and two other committees. "From what I've read," he said Friday, "military intelligence better stick to its job and not the matters the documents deal with." He said the surveillance involved a group called "Concerned Americans in Berlin." The Army said it had begun an investigation and would have no other comment. A spokesman for U.S. Army headquarters in Europe also refused comment. But Ruediger von Wechmar, a West German government spokesman,, acknowledged that German authorities had tapped the telephones of some persons whose activities the U.S. armed forces suspected would prejudice their security, and turned the results over to U.S. officials. He said the wiretaps were legal. Weicker gave no further details, but other sources said the documents showed that Army, agents stationed in Europe had wiretapped, photographed and infiltrated the McGovern organization, and had opened mail addressed to the Democratic presidential candidate's supporters. It was learned that staff aide William Wickens, who has been helping Weicker investigate the Watergate affair, was sent to Germany in June on a tip from Sen. Edward W. Brooke, R- Mass., who toured Germany the previous month. Chairman Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C, of the. Senate Watergate panel said the matter would fall within its jurisdiction but he would not add it to the hearing agenda because "we've got enough to investigate at home without going abroad." Former Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird ordered an end to Army surveillance of civilians in March, 1971. Knoxville ANNABEL PETERSON CORRESPONDENT Horn* Addrau: 310 N. Timber St PhOM 289-2816 Youth Read Books During Summer Event KNOXVILLE — Miss Gammde Saline, daughter of Mr. end Mrs. DonaOri Saline of Dahinte read 44 books in the summer reading program ait the Knoxville Public Library. Miss Malble Wooisey, librarian, said that the program which ran from July 18-Jufy 31 included 29 children in grades 2-6. Children who read 15 or more books (included Chuck Allen, Lori and Pam Bennett, Mark Bern, Susan Breeden, Julie Brown, Ann Marie Carlson, Kristie Clevenger, George and Margaret Craghton, John Daily, LeAnn Hills, Tammie, Tim and Tom Johnson, Cindy Lambert, Joyce Litchfield, Tina McMillan. Also, David Ramp, Andy and Lori Rosefle, Lisa Shenaut, Carrie Stewart, Eula and Jimmie VanAntwerp, Barry and Cynthia Watkins and Sheri Winchell. A memorial recognition service for the late Rev* Franklin Cody will be conducted during the Sunday worship service at United Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mr. Cody was a former pastor of the church. Prison Troublemakers Chained in Cells McALESTER, Okla. (UPI) Inmates identified by Oklahoma prison officials as troublemakers ' were locked and chained into barren cells today and Equipment Bugs in Boston Jet Crash? BOSTON (UPI) - A repair log book shows crew members complained—and their complaints were acted on—about navigational equipment on a jetliner a few days before it crashed with the loss of 88 lives, the Boston Globe reported today. The Delta Air lines DC9 was making an instrument landing when it approached the runway of Logan International Airport in thick fog Tuesday, hit a seawall and disintegrated. The Globe said the plane's Youthful Arsonists Blamed For Fatal Isle of Man Fire DOUGLAS, Isle of Man (UPI) A killer fire that swept through a swank resort complex Thursday and left at least 46 persons dead was probably the work of youthful arsonists, the town's chief constable said Friday. thjpfe boys, all about 15 years oUt for questioning. Witnesses sail} three youths ran away from the buiiding just as the bjaje started. go far, police said, they have recovered 46 bodies from the ehlrred remains of the plastic- anjj-steel Summerland Leisure Crater. They said they have a Jis$pf 52 names of persons not seen since the fire, and Weedon said he presumes that all died in the mm- iPoJJee said they have identi-'the world. repair log book, found at the crash site, showed crew members complained about navigational equipment July 25, 26 and 27. Following each complaint, equipment was either replaced or mechanics determined it was functioning properly, the Globe said. Federal investigators confirmed the reports but declined to specify which pieces of equipment were involved. Crash probers already have determined that the plane was from 40 to 50 feet off course and some 200 feet too low when it hit the seawall. The National Transportation Safety Board investigators also have reported water was discovered in the plane's engines, indicating it might have touched the ocean before i striking the seawall. The only survivor of the crash, Leopold Chouinard, 20, of Marshfield, Vt., had both legs amputated at mid-thigh Friday because they had be co me an "overwhelming years. | threat" to his life. The plush $5 million complex: Doctors said his legs were was opened two years ago on mangled and badly burned, this island in the Irish Sea. It creating a risk of massive was advertised a3 the largest infection. He will be in danger, such entertainment complex in| they said, for the next several Fighting Is Now 3 Miles From Cambodian Capital tied only six of the bodies found in the building and they are using pathologist's photos to get more identified. The center, a seven-level building whose walls and ceiling were clad with transparent plastic sheets, went up in Constable Frank Weedon said flames with about 2,000 British hjs department is looking forjand Irish vacationers crowded inside. The flames quickly enveloped the building, trapping some merry-makers inside and sending the rest fleeing through doors and holes in the plastic. Authorities said it was the worst fire in Britain in 32 i weeks. By United Press International Cambodian troops battled a large force of advancing Communist insurgents as close as three and a half miles from Phnom Penh today. In Saigon, a goverment spokesman indicated South Vietnam may intervene in Cambodia after the Aug. 15 U.S. bombing halt. Foreign diplomats whose dependents already have left the Cambodian capital today made final plans to evacuate. President Lon Noil's personal assistant Gen. Ohhuon Chhoum was mussing from his villa four miles outside tine cdty. Military sources said first he had escaped, but the Cambodian high command said later his 1 the towns of Dey Eth and Koki. whereabouts were unknown and! The encircled troops there were fears for his safety, I managed to link up late Friday, In spite of the nearby'military sources said, but they Henry 'Frankly a Liar 9 W A S HIN G T O N (UPI) - Kissinger said Thursday night Throughout the long Indochina at a dinner in his honor that at peace negotiations, Henry A. during his Paris talks Kissinger and Le Due Tho have remar k e( } given a constant public picture speak to fighting, Phnom Penh remained calm. But American coordinators directing air strikes of B52 strategic bombers and swing wing Fills from Thailand warned airborne units of the difficulty of striking villages close to Phnom Penh because of the uncertain position of Cambodian government troops and the thousands of refugees fleeing to the safety of the capital. "There is no way we can avoid the structures," said one American pilot flying over Veal Sbov, 3H miles from the city limits. Government troops were surrounded by the Communists at with the Hanoi diplomat, Tho to him: "Let me you honestly and of mutual politeness. Apparently it wasn't always that way in private. frankly—you are a liar." Kissinger did not say how he responded. remained behind guerrilla lines battling for their lives. An estimated 20,000 Communist troops began a new offensive on Phnom Penh Thursday. The high command said the military situation southwest and northwest of the capital had stabilized but that intense fighting was under way three and a half miles southeast of Phnom Penh on Highway 1, a vital lifeline to the capital cut by the rebels two days ago. In Saigon, g o v e r n ment spokesman Bui Bao True today left the door open for possible South Vietnamese intervention in Cambodia after the U.S. bombing campaign ends in 11 more days under and agreement between President Nixon and Congress. "The stopping of the bombing will have a direct effect on the security of Cambodia," True said, "and Cambodia's security has a direct influence on the RVN's (Republic of South Vietnam's)." Nixon in a letter to congressional leaders Friday reaffirmed that the bombing would end on schedule, but warned it could have "dangerous potential consequences" in Asia. asked to keep the peace. More than $20 million damage has been caused by rioting and four inmates nave been killed by other prisoners so far. To ensure the prevention of more fkebombings and killing, 32 convicts said to be ringleaders were bused in handcuffs to isolated cells in Tulsa and Oklahoma City county jails. Another 14 were sent to the "rock"—the maximum security unit at McAlester. Warden Prak Anderson said another 600 inmaltes who had separated themselves for a week from violent prisoners and refused to participate in the rebellion would be herded into a repaired cellblock during the day. "They were glad to get back into their home -Jtheir cellblock," Anderson said of the militant inmates who were strip-searched and jailed Fri­ day after spending five days and nights eating and sleeping on the prison volleyball court. About 900 National Guardsmen armed with M16 rifles during the prisoner check and movement into the cells. Workmen had labored around the clock for five days to repair the locks in the cellblock. "The men were placed in empty cells, six-by-eight (feet), with two bunks, a lavatory and a stool," said Ed Hardy, press aide to Gov. David Hall. "The mattresses were removed and stacked anywhere. They will be given a toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving gear, cream and a razor, toilet paper, one towel, soap and a package of cigarettes per day." After cell doors were locked shut, chains were attached. The men will be fed in their cells and Hardy said he did not know when the men would be allowed outside again. Infant Missing Near Swamp OCALA, Fla. (UPI) — One to determine, there have been tiny footprint was the only clue no children among the search today for volunteers searching parties, and we've established snake - infested swamp and scrubland for a 2-year-old girl missing nearly a week. Marion County Sheriff Don Moreland, directing the search for Christie Davis of Ocala, said the footprint found Friday appeared to be about two days old. "All I can say is that it's a that the footprint is not from anyone at the ranch-" The girl became lost last Saturday evening on a hike through the countryside with her great-grandmother, 68-year- old Rebecca Henderson, and her sister, Pam, 3. Mrs. Henderson was found wandering dazed near the child's footprint we found about .Circle-Square Ranch about 20 mile north of the highway,miles southwest of Ocala on near the Circle-Square Ranch," Moreland said. It could be the missing girl's. As far as I've been able Sunday and Pam was found Monday about half a mile away, both tired and bruised but uninjured.

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