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They Miss The Golf Course, But Worlfiwert Arkonjos TIMES, Sun., July 14, 1974 » 5A PAVKTTIVILLI. AHKANt*» · Nixon's Men. Serving Time In Nations Plushier Prisons "ALLENOOD, Pa. CAP). --| Former While House aide Jeb, Stuart Magrudcr, now just No. 00582. is a popular guy on the tennis courl at this federal priy ,S|i camp that many jokingly .call a country club. ]·, It's an interesting place to ;FJsit, hut still a jail, despite the ^unlocked doors. And inmates Bay Magruder recognized that frustration his first day here n. month ago when his wife .walked away, leaving him -.alone in an alien atmosphere. ·.."He plays tennis every day after work," says a fellow pris- ;oner. "He's a pretty good player, and two days a week he rtcaches some or us the game ... , ' "He doesn't get "special privileges. He tries to occupy his »time, keeping busy. That's the onl yway to do your lime." · -The handsome, boyish-looking ·Magruder, once deputy director 'of the Committee to Re-F,lec 'the President, is serving 1( months to four years for con fspirihg to obstruct justice in "the Watergate cover-up. When Magructer is not on tin "indoor, tennis court, or runnini - in the' sun, he works as a cler! ·'"-- five days a week, 7.30 a.m. ;tb 3.30 p.m. -- in the mainle 'nance department office.. ."·'His face is sunburned, dee. ·red across the nose and unde the eyes. ;··."! get a little exercise," h "'smiles, when asked about hi -burn. -''; But then he clams up, refus ;ing to discuss prison life an how he's coping with it, or t allow any photographs. "I'd rather not say an 1 thing," he says. WORKED OFF George Thompson of Phil,- delphia, an inmate, says tha when Magrudcr first arrive: they worked his back oft ... H as unusual that they rode him 3 hard ... They had him work- g in the kitchen peeling po- atocs, and then later put him n pots and pans .. Now he's ot that clerical job. It's a little it easier than it was." The growing presence of the resident's men, as prisoners, as focused national attention n Allenwood, a urity facility nestled near the usquehanna River in central 'ennsylvania's beautiful moun- ain and farm country. It is a mile off U.S. 15. adjoining a ublic golf course, 10 miles orlh of Williamsport and ncar- f 250 miles from Washington nd the White House. There-are 11 such camps in 1)9 nation, with 3,400 prison ers. Herbert W. Kalmbach, the 'resident's ' former persona awyer and also a Watergati igure, will begin a six-montl er m for political campaigi 'und violations in Lompoc, Ca if., where 'the U.S. Bureau · Prisons runs a camp similar t Allenwood. Other are at Eglin, Fla. Montgomery, Ala.; Safford an Florence. Ariz.; McNeil Islam Wash., Leavenwcrth, Kan. Terre Haute, Ind.; Springfiek Mo., and Marion, 111. Tagging Allenwood a countr club, a plush place where th going's easy, infuriates nearl all the 375 inmates and upsel officials. "There's no swimming poi here, no golf course," says fo mer superintendent Max W ger, transferred 'last week t Danbury, Conn., Correction Institution where he'll be assis ant warden. FREEDOM LOST "This is a place of co finement. People who are hei ·we lost their freedom. They ave lost the opportunity to be ith their families, to he with eir friends, to earn money." Neil .Schneider. 25. N.H., put it more Inmate liesler, unlly; "It's no (expletive de- led) country club. It's a (ex- letive deleted) jail." And adds a prisoner from onkcrs, N.Y.: "Call my wife, nd ask her if her husband is in country club." Yet Allenwood ' doesn't look ke a prison. And to a visitor earning the area just as freely s the inmates who dress most- in khaki, it seems more like big cattle ranch, a college boy's place uriiy prison like Lewisburg. ine miles south. Allenwood is satellite of the ' Lewisburg penitentiary. The prisoners live in four nc-story brick Army-style dor- riitories. each housing a max- mum of 54. There is a small obby for TV viewing, a recroa- ion room for cards, chess, checkers, and a patio in front. vhere one can sit, sunbathe, ead or talk. None of the buildings is air- conditioned, and they are hot n summer, despite fans. Windows can he opened for evening jreezes. i There's little privacy in the summer of con ampus, or amp than mcment. There are no guards at the main gate, which is always pen. There are no walls, no watch owers, no searchlights, ;uns. Covering 4,200 acres -- green In summer with corn, wheat and fipass, and snow cove'red inost of the winter -- the camp is enclosed by a six-foot wire fence, the only evidence of security. "That's there only to keep our 1,100 beef cattle from wandering away," Weger says, referring to livestock raised to feed Allenwood's-prisoners and the 1,350 inmates at nearby Lewisburg Penitentiary. Thus it's easy for a man to walk o f f , sneaking across ,. the fields and into the woods -- but few do. STUPID MOVE "You gotta be stupid to try it," says a Brooklyn, N.Y.. cab driver sent here for robbing a bank. "When they catch you, you don't come back. They send you behind the wall." That means a maximum se- sleeping quarters, where beds are lined in rows. All an. covered with khaki blankets. They can play handball, ten_..s, basketball, volleyball, base- j a i l , softball, pool, ping pong. They can weighllift, painl. Movies are shown weekly. The dorms are on a hill en the edge of the farm fields. In the distance one sees townsfolk on the public golf course anc tlie cattle grazing. About 300 feet below the dorms, toward the main road is the administration building besides offices, the visiting room, the dining hall and ki en, it houses a medical treat menl room, a dental office, an-, a two-bed hospital room : o emergencies. "There's no doc tor. though," says Frank Soy a, of Nesv York. "Guys got icart attacks and die here. You ;et sick, you're in trouble." From the dorms and the nain building the men can valk freely in a six-acre area, ·oughly a mile down to the slate-roofed stone church. CONTRAST STUDY Allenwood and Lcwsiburg are a study in contrasts. f\ concrete wall 30 feet high and 15 feet underground, surrounds the 27-acre penitenliarv. Iron bars are everywhere, eve" over -She chapel's stained glass windows. Most Lcwisburg prisoners live in 6-by-9 foot colls, and are locked up when lights go out a 11 p.m. At Allenwood. dorm lights ilso go out at 11, but inmates can stay in the lounge anc 1 valch TV, read or talk. ·Weger says about 30 per cent of the Allenwood inmates are :lrug violators. "All arc non-aggressive, nonviolent types." he says. "They pose no real threat to themselves or to the community at large. Primarily they hav convicted of crimus against property rather thun crimes against people." Magruder is typical of the white collar criminals hero. Others include tax evaders, set- Icctive service violators, antiwar protestors, forgers, count erfciters. emlje/.zlers. DAILY 9-10; SUNDAY CLOSED Wcger emphasizes that Mafir« udcr, or an yother celebrity, lets no,special treatment. "Everybody has to pull his own weight," he says. "Everybody has to do a job." Magruder reportedly had ad- iusted swiftly lo his coa- 'inement, and has offered no excuses for his plight. "He is very sociable, but he doesn't talk about the p a s t " says Richard Hcnthorn. an in' male from Baltimore. "And .'.a minds his own business." "A lot of people ask Magruder about Watergate." says Joseph Esposito, of Philadelphia. "You know what he replies? 'Why don't you ask Nixon " 'The summit talks didn't solve anything, but they helped patch Nixon's ego' As Competition For Land Grows Japan's Burial Costs Soar - TOKYO (AP) -- Like almost everything else in Japan, the j:ost of being buried is going up ·sharply. In fact, one expert in the field figures it is getting .near the point where many people can't afford it. = Japan's soaring inflation, 'coupled with this island nation's critical shortage of land, iias boosted the cost of cemetery plots 30 per cent and more 'in the past year, said Shigeo Uchida, who runs a burial con- jillling service in a Tokyo department store. - "The large, Japanese-style graves -- with a lall headstone arid surrounding wall -- longer be afforded by .most people," Uchida said: "These Japanese-style graves In' newer cemeteries now cost the equivalent ot $3,01)0 to $17,'700 depending on the size and ; hb.w close they are to a major city. The so-called Western- style graves in Japanese cemeteries, with smaller tombstones and no walls, cost roughly half that amount. The prices do not include the funeral ceremonies themselves, which often run into thousands or tens of thousands of dollars: ···'·· NEARLY FILLED --The traditional small family plots of old Japan, with wooden markers clustered together on ISnd attached to Buddhist temples, have nearly filled up nnd ' are harder fo come by. Now temples usually reserve them for long-time members or patrons with large donations. '"With affluence creating a de to'and for larger, more elaho rate burial sites, the land for them is getting scarcer and is bringing a move to outlying areas, some three or four hours ·way from the family of the de- eased. "The situation has gotten so iad," Uchida said, "that the ast of four municipal cemeter- es not already filled to capac- ty turned away half of the more than 8,000 people applying ast year fo buy the smaller, Veslern-style plots." The city-run cemetery, a 2 1 A lour drive from central Tokyo, uses a lottery to thin out the no numerous applicants. But amilies with unlucky numbers are allowed (o store the remains of their loved ones in coin locker-like burial vaults Hot, Dry Weather Settles Over Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hot dry summer weather settled over most of the nation :oday broken only by scattered thunderstorms in the western Plains and the Southeast. A thunderstorm stirred winds up to 60 miles per hour Friday evening at Sidney, Neb. anc another storm caused wine damage at Chase, La. Rainfall totaled nearly an inch al BIylheville Ark. But moslly.skics were fair-with resulting high temperatures. In the central Plains, temperatures remained in the upper 70s and lower 80s through the night after highs Friday in lha 100s. Some cooler air persisted Temperatures in parts of the Northeast a n d Northwest dipped' into the 50s overnight., Readings before dawn ranged from 50 at Houlton, Maine, to 97 at Needles and Blythe, Calif. and try again in next year's lottery. BIG BUSINESS Not surprisingly, the cemetery business has become big business in Japan. Some firms advertise plots on television, ithers on subway wails. The ads point out the unspoiled natural surroundings or other at- ributes, such as being three minutes from a golf course or amusement park. To help alleviate the shortage of grayesites and to offer a less expensive alternative, urban Buddhist temples are selling miniature apartmerjt-like cabinets to hold remains. The small cabinets --called "reishitsu" -- are big enough because the Japanese traditionally cremate :heir dead and gather the ashes into foot-high ceramic urns. Several temples in downtown Tokyo, while constructing modern, ferro-conc re le edifices, allocated space on the top floors 'or this increasingly lucrative business. The black lacquered or stainless steel-sided cabinets -- 7 feet high and 2 feet wide -are sold from $1,800 to $2,850, plus a small yearly fee for up keep. Part of the costs for grave- sites and funerals is offset by customary donations from friends and relatives -- euphemistically called "incense money" or "koden." Grieving families are obliged by custom to give a gift in return, however. "I enjoy my work," said Uchida, the gravesite consultant whose job is to locate a suitable site, arrange the funeral service, flowers, death mask, catering and legal red tape. But finding an available grave is the toughest part. MONDAY TUESDAY K mart Blasts Rising Prices with these Fantastic Discounts 2 Days Only! Save on Workshop Tools MECHANICS METRIC 90-PC. TOOL BOX SET 8-DIGIT CALCULATOR Our Reg, 33.88 Charge/( Mini "slide mlette" pocket type with percent key, floating decimal, case. Regular 58.88 49 97 Tool set includes flex handle, cross bar, sockets, rathets, punches, ignition wrench kits, screwdrivers, hex keys, hacksaw and blades, metal box with tote tray. Charge it. OLYESTER SLACKS Reg. 8.96 18-PC. 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