Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 14, 1975 · Page 20
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Page 20 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Monday/July 14, 1975 Postmaster Says Strike Is Unlikely WASHINGTON (UPI) - A strike by Postal Service employes who currently are involved in "difficult" contract negotiations is possible, but unlikely, according to Postmaster General Benjamin F. Bailar. No matter what the outcome, he said Sunday, the Postal Service will need to raise rates. But he promised the rate for first-class letters will not go above 13 cents this year. "I'm satisfied that the postal union leaders really would like to have a negotiated settlement," Bailar said in a broadcast interview (CBS: "Face the Nation"). "They want it on their terms of course, and- we're having some difficult negotiations. But I think it's unlikely that there'll be a strike." Asked about a repetition of the 1970 postal strike, Bailar said it would be ."possible ... but a-postal strike is illegal.'. 1 "It's certainly possible," he added, that some other kind of job action - a slowdown or "sickout" - may take place. "There are some postal employes who feel very strongly about the present negotiations and may create some disruptions," Bailar said. Bailar said the Postal Service definitely will need new revenue. "I would think it's quite likely that we'll have to move with the maximum increase which is allowed us - it will be in the order of 30 per cent by the end of the year," he said. Bailer said the cost of mailing a first-class letter - now 10 cents - won't be. pegged higher than 13 cents and may be "something less," depending on developments. Bailar also said he has receivd assurance from Central Intelligence Agency Director William E. Colby that CIA agents no longer are opening mail of American citizens, though postal inspectors do conduct "mail covers" noting information on envelopes - for investigative agencies if asked. Ford Tells State GOP His Plans SUMMER BARTHOLOMEW, Miss U.S.A., one of the more active of the contestants in San Salvador competing for the Miss Universe 1975 title, finds herself in bed with a thermometer Sunday as she attempts to lick a bout with the flu before the pageant gets under way. She is expected to be up in time for the start of the pageant which begins Saturday .-UPI Photo. 'CHICAGO (UPI) - President Ford spent an hour Saturday outlining his presidential campaign plans for a group of Republican leaders in Illinois, a state he knows to be pivotal for his election campaign. During a private, easy-chair, buffet breakfast at the Palmer House Hotel, Ford made himself "very accessible" one guest said, and "there was a good exchange during a question and answer period." The President used the breakfast session to describe the structure of his campaign organisation, the basic issues he will raise and a strategy for raising funds. Sen.-Charles H. Percy, R-I11., said the President observed "how unified the state party was and said we seem to have great prospects for the governorship and the state legislature." Percy briefed the more than 25 elected officials and party officers on a recent strategy session he attended with White House aide Donald Rumsfeld and the President in Washington. "There is a month-hy-month, quar- ter-by-quarter schedule of what has to be done right iip to November, 1976," Percy said. "An awful lot of spadework has been done already. State Republican .chairman Donald W. Adams said Ford recognizes Illinois will be a key state in his campaign. Adams also said the President listened attentively as local Republicans explained their goals, including the election of former U.S. Attorney James R. Thompson to the governorship. Jerry Boose, head of the Illinois Young Republicans, said the President plans to have separate committees in his national organization for states that have presidential primaries and for those in whlqh national conventidn delegates are elected by local party, caucuses. Boose said Ford emphasized "there will be a definite separation between the political side of the White House and his campaign and that the two will be kept apart legally." Asked about the possibility of a primary challenge by former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, Percy said the President responded by saying he "plans a positive campaign that will keep the Republican party united and will only deal with the issues, not personalities." Later at a news conference, Ford promised there • would be no reoccurrence of the 1972 campaign in which state and the presidential campaign competed for Republican dollars and resources in Illinois. Said the President, "The meeting we held this morning brought in all elements of the party in Illinois, and I outlined to them how my own personal campaign will work closely, not with a part, but all elements of the Republican Party in the state of Illinois. "We had this understanding aj the outset, and I think it will improve rather than deteriorate. Under no circumstances will we have a repetition of the unfortunate developments in 1972." Vacationers Can't Escape Their Taxes Sen. Church Sets Deadline For U.S. Intelligence Probe WASHINGTON (UPI) - Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, says his Senate committee on U.S. intelligence hopes to finish investigating assassination plots by the end of this month. But first it wants to get information withheld by the FBI. The committee has threatened to subpoena bureau agents if they continue to withhold requested information on allegedly illegal material. In addition to the assassination plots, the committee has several newer topics to investigate, including charges former Nixon administration aide Alexander Butterfield was a CIA "contact" man in the White House. It plso will try to find out who was Col. Morgan, Family Vacation In Europe ANKARA, Turkey (UPI) - U. S. Army Col. Ernest Morgan, kidnaped in Beirut June 29 by! Palestinian guerrillas and freed Saturday, flew with his family to a secret vacation spot in Europe today. Morgan, 43, of Petersburg, Va., ar' rived in Ankara Sunday for a reunion with his wife Margaret and 11-year-old sdn Byron. He was en route to his post in Ankara from a Central Treaty Organization meeting in Pakistan when he was abducted during a Beirut stopover. "The family will be having a rest somewhere in Europe," a U.S. Information Service spokesman in Ankara said. Turkish officials said the Morgans . apparently took a military flight. "They were not on any commercial flights from Ankara today," an airport official said. Morgan told newsmen in Beirut Sunday, "I wish to express my sincere gratitutde to all the people in the world for their prayers." Morgan, who was freed Saturday night after 13 days in captivity, underwent a medical checkup at the American University Hospital in Beirut before flying to Turkey to rejoin his family. "Now I shall return to my wife and family in Ankara, and, I hope, to some semblance of normality," he said in a brief statement before leaving the hospital, .The 43-year-old, Petersburg, Va., officer said the Palestinian kidnapers decided to free him because of worldwide appeals, especially from American blacks. "Many groups made appeals and this had a profound effect on the people who were controlling me," he said. "Public opinion did a lot to help, I think." Morgan said he was treated well by his captors and served. "surprisingly good" food. He said he was held in five different hideouts during his captivity. The colonel, dressed in civilian clothes, refused to answer questions at the hospital and left for the airport immediately after making his statement. The guerrillas freed Morgan on the doorstep of the home of Premier Rashid Karami, three hours before an execution deadline. A U.S. embassy spokesman said the colonel had "a good night's sleep and says he's still a bit tired but otherwise feeling fine." The guerrillas kidnaped Morgan in a Beirut suburb June 29 during a stopover in Lebanon on a flight from Pakistan to Turkey. He was one of a series of persons abducted during 10 days of religious warfare in Lebanon. The guerrillas said Morgan was freed because he confessed to being a spy and the United States distributed ransom payments of food in a Beirut slum. The colonel, who is stationed in Turkey, adamantly denied being a spy after his release. Distributors of the food said wealthy individuals provided the ransom. 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Sunday night, Butterfield denied flatly he ever worked for the CIA. Interviewed on CBS' "60 Minutes," Butterfield said he had an agency security clearance, just like thousands of other persons. "If I was a contact man I was a hell of a poor one because I had no contact whatsoever with the CIA." Saturday, Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield said he would ask the Church committee to find out whether the CIA has had secret agents working on Capitol Hill. The committee began asking the FBI and Justice Department two months ago for information on intelligence operations involving wiretaps, bugging and harassment and infiltration of dissident groups. .Church.sent a strongly worded letter co-signed by Sen. John Tower, R- Texas, committee vice-chairman, to Attorney General Edward Levi, inviting him and FBI Director Clarence Kelley to appear before the panel this week. "The failure of the Justice Department and the FBI to respond fully to the committee's request has severely hampered our investigative work," the letter said. Church told reporters that if Levi and Kelley do not break the logjam, the Senate panel will begin subpoenaing FBI agents. "We hope," Church said, "that it will not become a serious problem because it seems that the more serious the inquiry, that is to say, the more it has to or may have to do with improprieties, the more obstacles are put up by the Justice Department through the committee. CHICAGO (UPI) - Summer vacationers can leave their troubles but not their taxes behind, reports the Commerce Clearing House in a survey of state sales, gasoline and cigarette taxes. As of July 1, CCH, a tax reporting organization, said all 50 states had gasoline and cigarette taxes and all but Alaska, Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware had sales taxes or their equivalent. 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