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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 4, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICB Carbondale Murphyjboro Herrin 710 N Illlnoli 1113 Walnut 212 N IMh Southern Dlinoisan SUCi Volume 82No 310c Copy Free Press Herrln Dally Murphyeboro Independent FRIDAY JANUARY 4 1974 010175 Iff LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECATUR ILL 62525 Saturday closing ef initely out Multipleexposure picture shows t teadily increasing gasoline price Chicago dealers forecast 75centagallon gas The Chicago AP head of the Illinois Gasoline Dealers Association governments request to limit customers to 10 g a 11 o n purchases predicted today that the price We buy the gasoline and we of gasoline in the Chicago area would rise to 75 cents a gallon 90 days Robert Jacobs secretary treasurer of the IGDA also said that Chicago service station operations will ignore the sell it as we please Jacobs said Were not going to tolerate any manipulation Spokesman Shell Oil Co this applies to about 25 stations in the Chicago area All others are run by independent operators We can only advise our in dependent dealers that this is our policy a Shell spokesman The dealer has to live within said HPOKesman LOI oueu uu and Standard Oil Co said they his own allocation a Standard will limit sales to 10 gallons in spokesman said How he does companyoperated stations but that is his own business 49per cenf of work force Unemployment rate up lest since last May Washington AP The nations unemployment rate moved up from 47 peY cent to 49 per cent of the work force in December marking the se cond consecutive monthly in crease since the beginning of the energy crisis the government said Administration officials had said previously the impact would be felt in December and even more sharply during the first three months of this year President Nixons chief economic adviser Herbert Siein has forecast a jobless rate Daylight Saving Time I reaching about six per cent later tionwide this year as the full effects of Inform j year the energy crisis impact on the economy According to the Labor Department report the number of people out of work increased by 170000 last month to a total of 44 million This followed an increase of 200000 in the jobless rate in November The 49 per cent jobless rate was the highest level since a rate of 5 per cent last May A year ago the rate was 51 per cent but it had fallen to 45 per cent in October the lowest rate in 1973 The unemployment survey was conducted from a sample of about 50000 households na Truckload of gasoline hijacked New York CAP The driver of a truck carrying 3000 gallons of gasoline was kidnaped and his truck hijacked police reported According to driver William police Weber the was Washington AP The Federal Energy Office has decided against seeking Saturday closings of gasoline stations as a way to cut iuel consumption further It is definitely out an energy office spokesman said Saturday closings would just wreck recreation outlets in the country and its a big business Federal energy chief William E Simon had said as late as a week ago that the Saturday closing move was under serious consideration Now he feels the measure is not needed to deal with the gasoline shortage The energy office has already asked the nations 225000 gasoline stations to close on Sundays to discourage con sumption A high percentage have complied Simon said the Sundayclosing request Gas stations to stay open Saturdays recreation industry cited as reason making deliveries Thursday night to gasoline stations in the Bronx when a man jumped in wmuuc o front of the truck forcing him to become mandatory if he gets the power from Congress As for the governments con the side of the road The assailant pulled a gun Information on employment hours and earninsg is fathered from a survey of industrial establishments The government I said however that data from the industrial survey will be delayed one week because of collection transportation and processing problems caused by the energy crisis and the Christmas holidays It said this delay prevented an accurate analysis of the employment picture The December increase in the jobless rate occurred mainly among women particularly in the 1824 age group rising from 47 to 51 per cent over the month the government said police said then ordered Weber out of the truck and blindfolded him Police said he was then forced into a car and driven around the area for 1 hours before being dumped from the car unharm ed Police said initial efforts to locate the truck were fruitless fruitless Extradition problems seen c New York Times A high JusticeDepartment official has conceded that there is little hope of extraditing Howard R Hughes from his Bahamas refuge to stand trial in Las Vegas Nev stock fraud servation after moves news Simon conference case Hughes who is living at the Xanadu Princess Hotel in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island is scheduled to be ar raigned in Las Vegas Jan 11 Thursday We feel weve got Demand for tapes ignored Washington AP The White House today let the Senate Watergate committees everything in place necessary to lick this problem During the news conference he and other energy officials sad the response from the public on government con servation measures has given new hope that gasoline rationing can be avoided A high energy He said that gasoline con sumntion continued to decline in December but added the savings fell far short of the 20 per cent reduction considered necessary On Feb 1 he said the energy office will announce another gasoline price increase to corn can be avoided A mgn eiieisy i official said later however that pensate service stations for theu qiucidi saiu volume because or the key test come this month as gasoline production is cut loss of sales volume because or the fuel shortage By March 1 he said gasoline Simon said major oil comprices nationwide will panies have agreed to encourage the voluntary 10gallonper customer limit on service sta tions sales1 stations will enforce that limit he said to 11 than cents per gallon higher the level prevailing in lllall LUC ic v GI pi December The increased cost o foreign oil is a major reason for the expected rise The energy office lists the oil of tapes and without hundreds presidential documents pass response In the face off the expected refusal to comply the com mittee already had moved to speed up a decision ir its re quest for federal court backing for its r i g h t to obtain White House files Social Security benefits go up San Clemente AP Larger checks are in store for millions of Social Security reci pients April 3 and again July 3 as the result of an 11 per cent benefit boost signed into law by President Nixon Under legislation signed by Nixon on Thursday average monthly benefits for an in dividual will rise from to while those for a couple will ump from to this year up from the i maxunui The increases will take place I base planned before the I a couple more in area DONT BE A LOSER Set clocks ahead one hour on Jan 6 for energysaving DAYLIGHT TIME Daylight time comes back Sunday Washington AP Yearround daylight saving time will go into effect in almost all parts of the United States Sunday as part of President Nixons energyconservation pragram It will be the first time the nation has been on yearrounc daylight time since World War II All but two states Indiana ami Hawaii apparently will set their clocks ahead one hour at 2 am Sunday although four other states have applied for exemptions and other parts of the nation could be exempted by state legislation Related story page 3 in two steps with a 7 per cent increase taking effect with March checks distributed April 3 and the other 4 per cent reflected in June checks delivered July 2 To help finance the increases the law imposes a higher earn ings level at which Social Security taxes will be deducted from workers paychecks The earnings subject to taxes will be new law was enacted Although there is no change in the 585 per cent tax rate im posed on workers and their employers the maximum tax to be collected annually from each will rise from in 1973 to With these increases Social Security benefits will have risen by 685 per cent since this ad ministration took office nearly five years ago Nixon noted in signing the measure Moshe Dayan Henry A Kissinger Dayan may offer Suez withdrawal Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan met today with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger amid indications ne will offer a withdrawal from the Suez Canal while seeking reassurances that the waterway earnings SUUJCIA w this year up from the maximum from to tor e from sij3iau in u aigmug this year because of thej He termed most unwill be opened to Israeli shipp higher wage base j fortunate a provision of the law h vision would impede ministration efforts to f sophisticated weapons US of ministration efforts to arfi convinced that centrate social services on the h f his requests wiu be truly needy Within hours after Nixon Southern Illinois residents of the 24th Congressional Dis trict will receive more than million in increased benefits from the new Social Security legislation signed by President Richard Nixon Thursday according to Rep Kenneth J Gray DWest Frankfort About 90000 persons in the 22county district are currently receivirg more than mil lion from retired workers benefits disability benefits Medicare and black lung bene fits Gray said Under the new legislation Social Security benefits will increase 7 per cent in April and 4 per cent in July Gray compared the addi tional million in bene fits he says will pour into area to the equivalent of 15 new factories with 250 em ployes each The economic impact of the new benefits on Southern Il linois will be very substan tial he said Gray provided no break down on the amount of in creased taxes Southern Il linois employes and employers will pay Commenting on the legisla tion Gray said When I came to Congress the total Social Security payments in all cate gories in my Congressional District was less than million a year With the new increasesthis grand total will climb by more than million to a grand total of more than million in all categories Two Carbondale residents both retired and drawing So cial Security welcomed the increased benefits Edward L Adams said It will of course be useful in view of the increasing rate of inflation It hasnt kept up with inflation but it is help ful Adams a retired state em ploye receives most of his income from the state retire ment plan but draws Social Security from jobs held before he went to work for the state Asked what he thought of the increase J Ralph Ellis said Thats a question thats easy to answer Ellis said about 50 per cent of his income comes from So cial Security His wife Jose phine also receives Social Se curity benefits Noting that he owns a car and a boat and likes to go fishing Ellis said of the in creased benefits With the cost of gasoline going upI think Im going to need it Although he said he wel comed the increase Ellis ob served I realize its going to make it hard on others who have to pay increased taxes to support the program However he said I was a charter member of Social Security and it was just as hard to pay it then as it is now He began paying Social Se curity taxes during the De pression when he was earning a day Ellis is a retired coal miner who also draws on a miners pension signed the Social Security law Secretary of Health Education j met eventually to upgrade Israels forces above pre levels and We If are Caspar W Weinberger announced i n Washington that a 40centa month increase in optional Medicare insurance premiums for doctor bills would take effect July l The boost bringing monthly premiums to will cost 225 million elderly and disabled Medicare beneficiaries an addi tional million a year Of ficials said the increase was prompted by rising costs and increased use of the medical Kissinger returned to from San Clemente Thursday night arriving on a commercial jet a few hours before Dayan came in on an overseas flight At San Clemente Kissinger emphatically denied usurping the Presidents foreign policy powers Kissinger spoke with apparent emotion at a news conference shortfall at 27 million barrels daily as a result of the Arab oil cutoff Simon said the ad ministration is using a max imum shortage figure just to be on the safe side if the cutoff continues and conservation measures dont reduce demand as much as expected In San Clemente Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said President Nixon is preparing personal initiatives to try to solve the energy crisis but said details wouldnt be disclosed until next week Kissinger called the Arab embargo increasingly less ap propriate and said Nixons moves would seek to build cooperation between the oil producing and oilconsuming nations The cutoff was initiated in late October after the Mideast war broke out Meantime military sources said the Pentagon has asked the White House and the energy of fice for an increased fuel allocation of between 10 and 15 per cent The Pentagon has averaged using about 62500 barrels of oil daily in the last three months Illinois airport backed St Louis AP The Federal Aviation Administration has recom mended that the US Depart ment of Transportation approve the Illinois location for a new major St Louis airport it was reported today in the St Louis PostDispatch FAA Administrator P Butterfield made the recom mendation last Friday the newspaper reported in a dispatch from Washington Efforts have been underway since 1970 to construct a new airport near Columbia EL to serve the St Louis metropolitan area Opponents of the plan have argued that the citys present facility LambertSi Louis airport can be expanded to meet the future needs of aviation The application for the Illinois emotion ca a ncwo rr Thursday in response to a queslocation has been sent to Claude tion he clearly anticipated He S Brinegar secretary of that asked about speculation transportation who will make he was acting inj the final decision dependently of President Nixon because the President was weakened and distracted by the Watergate scandal I have read those reports and they are totally incorrect Kissinger said He said that he maintains daily contact with the President receiving instruction on general strategy and what he wants me to accomplish I do not believe that the great departments of the government can be personal fiefdoms of individual men he added The newspaper said Bnt terfield approved the Illinois site application and a study which accompanied it The study was an environmental impact state ment which concluded that if the airport were built it would not disrupt the area beyond what were considered safe limits A source within the transportation department was quoted as saying it would pro bably be weeks not months before Brinegar would make ft decision And more is forecast Why Snow causes cold which causes more snow services covered insurance program by the Social Security increases WASHINGTON AP These are examples of the in creases in monthly Social Security retirement pay ments resulting from the bill signed Thursday by President Nixon Present March June Maximum individual Maximum couple The March cheek is due Aprl 3 the June cheek July 3 Southern Illinois is on the southern edge of a solid snow field that stretches all the way to the North Pole And its the heavy snow cover that creates the cold temperatures that make it snow more Thats the explanation from the US Weather Service for the vicious circle of snow and more snow The next round of snow and freezing rain is expected about Sunday or Monday says Forecaster Dennis Slaughter in St Louis Slaughter said the storm track or path of storms mov ing from west to east is far ther south this year around Arkansas and Southern Mis souri rather than in the Sou thern and Central Illinois area The low temperatures some of them created by the snow cover itself turn the northern fringes of the storm into snow rather than the cold rain which the area usually ex periences The cold air mass is re maining over the Northern Plains and the Upper Mis sissippi Right now there is nice wea ther forecast for today with a 20 per cent chance of snow or freezing rain on Saturday Then Sunday or Monday itll be back to the old routine of snow and freezing rain again Slaughter predicts Road condiitons were near normal in central and north ern Illinois today Police re ports say Southern Illinois highway conditions still are hazardous This mornings report said the western part of State Po lice District 13 based at Du Quoin was clear but the south and east was slippery and hazardous Interstate 57 south of Johnston City was slippery and hazardous police said Tonight fair and colder with lows 3 to 10 Saturday increas ing cloudiness and cold Highs 28 to 34 Partly cloudy Sunday through Tuesday Highs Sun day in the 30s with lows in the 20s Colder Monday and Tuesday   

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