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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 9, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondalo Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume No lOe Copy 010175 HOME OFFICE PO BOX 789 BECATUR ILL 4 Seetii Hrrn DW Journ ndepcndnt WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9 1974 Faculty Senate osfc Derge thaiwhenwe need ui replacement By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan The Southern Illinois U n i versity Faculty Senate Tues day censured and asked for the replacement of the top administration headed by SIU C President David R Derge Criticism was leveled at the administration for what was termed its lack of effective leadership The senate action calls on the SIU Board of Trustees to appoint new leadership capable of inspiring confi dence in the entire university community The motion passed on a 147 vote with two abstentions Five senators absent The 28member Faculty Sen ate is elected and represents the more than 1200 university employes with academic rank Leaders of five constituency groups at SIUC triay called the Faculty Senate action ir responsible John Hawley president of the University Senate said he met with representatives of the graduate faculty graduate students and civil service employes We all agreed that the faculty action is hastily con ceived and may hurt the uni versity and any support that was building for the faculty Hawley said Severe budget cutbacks and the consequent layoff of more than 100 teachers as of next June apparently are the rea sons behind the faculty action Censure of the Derce admin istration is the first for SIUC faculty accordingto senate secretary William Harden bergh SIU officials had little com ment today on the action When contacted this morn ing Executive vice President Danilo Orescanin said Derge does not have anything to say about the senate action he cant talk now because hes on the phone talking to mem bers of the board Orescanin did not reveal the content1 of the discussion with the SIU trustees The SIU board is scheduled tomeet Thursday in Catbondale Regarding the senates ac tion Orescanin said it sounds to melike a group of hurt angry and confused people He also said its distress ing that when we need unity at least within the institution people are going off on tan gents like this Evidently the Faculty Sen ate is not concerned with the question of tenure because its not mentioned once in the resolution not one time Or escanin said You can sure bet that were concerned about tenure and youd sure think the faculty would be The censure resolution was prepared by the senates exe cutive committee after sev eral persons submitted sim ilar motions Among the criticism leveled at the administration in the resolution are to genaate effec tive support from the legisla and Illinois Board of Higher Education to reveal a d e quately what procedures were used in reducing the number of personnel and failure to convince the faculty that these reductions were justly impos ed to convince the faculty that a financial crisis could be met only by eliminat ing jobs rather than cutting nonacademic areas to accept depart mental recommendations on who should be terminated and altering some recommen daticns with no explanations litigation against some faculty m e m bers without informing them they were defendants and in a manner which would pre vent all those fired from exer cising their legal rights the confidence of the faculty which has contri buted to the decline of facul ty morale to its lowest point in modern history The resolution also calls on the administration to take immediate steps to open the matter of educational prior ities and available financial resources to faculty review jj In response to the individual charges Orescanin said if there is a need for charges like this at all at least they also should be directed toward the board staff and the trus tees The board staff deals with the state and higher board and its up to toe trus tees to fight budget cuts He also said fliat Derge is disappointed with the faculty action And he also said that the administration has listened to faculty advice in the past Academic v i c e president Keith Leasure had no com menttoday on the action A similar motion to censure the administration was ex pected to be presented to the University Senate for consid eration at a meeting late to day The University Senate represents several constituen cy groups including the facul ty Derge called a special meet ing of his vice presidents for latethis morning apparently to discuss the faculty action David Derpt Big oil firms Washington AP Six members of Congress to day challenged oil firms and utilities to substantiate their advertising claims concerning the energy crisis The lawmakers said they are joining a publicinterest group in petitioning the Federal Trade Commission to adopt new rules on such advertising Many big oil companies and utilities are making an un precedented and unsubstan tiated propaganda blitz con cerning their role in the current energy crisis Aspin and Rosenthal said in a joint state ment Tankers filled to brim Tunney California Sen John V Tun ney says he has reports of oil tankers arriving as fast or faster than a year ago and that storage tanks in the Los Angeles area are filled to brim with oil If these and other reports we are getting are accurate it could represent a conspiracy far greater than anything in the Teapot Dome scandal Tunney said Tuesday figures lead one to believe that the oil companies are withholding oil from the market to jack Up prices and maximize profits No evidence of charges yet The Justice Departments an titrust chief says he hasnt j unearthed much evidence that oil companies conspired to create the fuel shortage but isnt ruling out the possibili ty If excessive oil stocks are found in the hands of petroleum producers refiners or distributors energy chief William E Simon has authority to reallocate surplus supplies to areas of shortage On the NBCs Today this morning Simon said informa tion from the Coast Guard and other government agencies in dicates there is no foundation to reports that large numbers of o i 1 1 a d e n tankers are deliberately lying at anchor outside American ports Springfield AP Gov Daniel Walker urged the llinois General Assembly today o enact a law that would use he states vast coal resources o cope with the energy crisis In remarks prepared for de very to a joint session of the House and Senate Walker urged Jie enactment of an energy con ervation and development act untapped Sherman Curry MaKanda directs unloading of sat at Sunny with steady or slow ly falling temperatures today with increasing cloudiness to night with a chance of freez ing rain by morning with a low in the 20s Thursday cloudy with freezing rain like ly high in the 30s INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map Soil company wont cfeliverifs too slick 2729 31 4 67 2930 911 30 As if thesnow and freezing rain had not presented enough problems maintenance crews at the Carbondale Highway District 9 office found them selvescaught in a vicious cir cle Tuesday Their supply of salt used to break up the ice on high ways running very low maintenance chief Carl De Witt said and one of their major suppliers was tempor arily out of salt The other supplier based in Paducah Ky had salt but wouldnt deliver it The reason According to DeWitt the Paducah supplier declined to haul the salt to Carbondale because the roads were too slippery DeWitt said a fresh supply of salt was expected today M e a n w hi 1 e maintenance crews were out on roads re filling pot holes from which a bituminous mix previously put in had disappeared dur the recent stormywea ther Walker asks law ushing coal use Energy conservation development act would include million bonding authority chority The development 01 oal resources would be the major aspect The governor said he remain d committed to lowering taxes and said he would announce in hisannual budget message later his year details of atax relief or Walker aid is a Tpectre that haunts he economy and threatens another major upward spiral in prices It could lead to widespread unemployment and ts threat is as chilling as the hreat of a home or apartment without heat But Walker said Illinois has Marijuana fossed over prison fence Police are seeking three persons who are believed to have thrown marijuana over a fence onto Menard Peniten tiary grounds near Chester Herbert Lantz Randolph County states attorney said charges of possession of more than 30 but less than 500 grams of marijuana were fil ed Monday against Vida Mc Coy Francis Eilsner and Ray Silickle all of Springfield On Dec 28 three prison employes saw the package be ing thrown over a fence near the prison filter plant One of the employes got the license number of the car Lantz said The three who have been charged are believed to have been visiting relatives in the prison Lantz said take to meet the challenge of the coal reserves vith milion in bonding to meetthe crisis if a way can be found to purify 11 o vwj i thecoal of its polluting sulfur content He said passage of an energy development and conservation act would allow the state to successfully complete and im plement research and develop ment of the technology necessaTyto make Illinois coal economically usable and con sistent with dean air stan dards Walker said a coordinated ef fort on the part of the business and scientific community could open up enormous new markets fr Illinois coal In his second StateoftheState message since his election in 1972 Walker also said Illinois should attempt with all the resources at our command to have a proposed billion federal coal research center located in Illinois He also outlined several other steps he said the state could energy energy selfsufficiency power our everexpanding economy in the future Help develop and finance improvements to existing public buildings like schoolsto make them more energy efficient Help industry and utilities install pollution control devices permitting higb sulphur Illinois coal Establish a special task force to prevent price gouging boarding discrimination and unfair trade practices by gas stations and other fuel distributors Devote more funds to the office of the state fuel coordinator so existing supplies of fuel can be better allocated Establish voluntary car pools in metropolitan areas and explore every possibility of im proving rail transportation Walker also said Illinois should comply as soon as possi ble with federal legislation re quiring states to lower their speed limits and he urged im mediate action on campaign ethics legislation Leaders of the General As semblyldecided Tuesday night to hold a series of public hearings jefore making a decision on the speed limit question in the office of House Speaker W Robert Blair RPark Forest leaders of both parties agreed not to tackle the problem at todays oneday session Blair said following the meet ing that the General Assembly would reconvene Jan 29 to ad dress the speed limit question after the transportation com mittees of both the House and Senate hold public hearings perhaps jointly There simpy has to be input from people like the state police the state Transportation Department the trucking in dustry and other concerned said Senate President C Harris RPon citizens William tiac Both Blair and Harris said the necessary legislative action could be taken in a single day if there speed lowered is agreement that limit should the be State hospital accused of widespread neglect Chicago AP A state investigator has disclosed instances of widespread neglect and ir regularities at Elgin State Hospital which he said include some female workers taking male wards home for non I therapeutic purposes I William White who conducted Whife House political considerations Contributionsmilk decision link denied fidentiality of presidential files The tapes and documents already have been given to Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski and the White House expressed hope he and a federal grand jury will respect the confidentiality of these materials The carefully prepared and detailed white papers made these key arguments in defense of Nixons conduct Milk prices Under Democratic leadership Congress was about to pass a bill ordering higher price sup ports and Nixon could not veto it without alienating the farmers an essential part of his political constituency He knew of promised 1972 campaign con papers trlbutions from the three largest it said such a step was vetoed dairy cooperatives but did not because Nixon feels strongly j discuss them wth dary leaders about maintaining the con or with advisers who helped him San Clementc AP The White House says tradi tional political considerations but not campaign contributions influenced President Nixons 1971 decision to boost milk price supports It kept the lid on tapes and documents involved in the incident Acknowledgement that politics figured in the controversial decision was made in one of two white papers issued Tuesday to counter charges that con tributions swayed Nixon in the milk case and in an antitrust suite involving International Telephone Corp Telegraph Although the White House at one time considered making public summaries of tapes and papers bearing on the two cases reach his decision ITT Nixon intervened only once in the ITT antitrust case after former aide John D Bhrlichman told him the Justice Department was about to act contrary to Nixons personal philosophy He withdrew the intervention two days later after John N Mit chell then attorney general reasoned that otherwise Erwin N Griswold might resign as solicitor general All this took place before ITT pledged finan cial support if the 1972 Republican National Convention were held in San Diego Calif The two White House state ments made public with scant advance notice apparently ended the socalled Operation Candor disclosures that began with the release ast month of Nixons tax returns Aides said they knew of no further statements c oncerning Watergaterelated matters Although the white paper sought to separate Nixons decision from dairy contribu tions it said the staff prepared a briefing paper for him on his 1971 meeting with dairymen which briefly noted that the dairy lobby like organized labor had decided to spend political money and that longtime Nixon political associate Murray Chotiner was involved Mter the White House state t was released John But i jrodt president of the Associated Milk Producers Inc told newsmen in Chicago Nixon is telling the truth Basically we had Congress ready to propose and support a bill to raise the price support to 85 per cent But Butterbrodt said although Nixon has answered the question of the price support issue he has still not answered why an antitrust suit was filed against AMPI in January 1972 after AMPI stopped contributions to the Nixon campaign Nixon 61 sees a good year Washington AP Thisis going to be a goodj year President Nixon told his daughter Julie Eisenhower in an early morning telephone call from California on his 61st birthday today Julie reported ray dad must be feeling pretty good because he telephoned her from the California White House shortly before 8 am Pacific Time He had been up since7 am Julie said and was kind of eager to get going on his birthday Tuesday at a hearing of the Illinois Legislative Investigating Commission He said among other things IRS denies authoring statement Washington AP The Internal Revenue Service said today that a published report that it is about to rule President Nixon underpaid his federal income tax does not come from an authorized source The IRS would not ex pand that comment The Knight Newspaper Service said Tuesday night that he found workers stealing from patients and that some employes used drugs while on duty in one case White said a femaleemploye took several mentally ill patients home with her and showed them stag films He said during a search of one woman employes apartment security personnel found a pa tient hiding in her bedroom White also said he found evi dence of patients who were in toxicated and several instances when bottles of wine and whiskey them were taken from The commission was created by the Illinois House to look into the institution after the deaths of two patients less than a week apart in May 1973 Rep Joseph Sevcik R Berwyn the commission chairman pointed out that 417 patients died at the hospital between January 1971 and September 1973 He said 45 per cent of these were listed as heart attacks and 32 per cent as pneumonia vic tims Dr Patrick M Staunton deputy director for clinical services for the Illinois Depart ment of Mental Health said he cannot find any evidence of negligence connected with the deaths Oath requirement tossed by court Washington AP i A unanimous court said a Political parties may riot be refusal to take such an oath does barred from state ballots because they refuse to sign an oath renouncing violent overthrow of the government the Supreme Court held to The court made its longheld special IRS task force is The court made its iongne a ared to reort that Nixon I distinction between belief m prepared to report that should have paid capital gains taxes on the sale of part of his San Clemente Calif estate to hi friends C G Bebe Rebozo Robert Abplanalp j reiterated in tossing ou an In IRS announced last week that diana loyalty oath that a new audit of the Presidents challenged b tax returns was underway munist party the efficacy of violent overthrow and an advocacy of violent ac tion The mere belief is con stitutionally protected the court nnmmce as e audit of the Presidents challenged by the states torn not necessarily signal support of unlawful action Thus continued Justice William J Brennan Jr for the court the states may not use such an oath to burden access to the ballot Brennans opinion was joined by Justices William 0 Douglas Potter Stewart Byron R White and Thurgood Marshall Justice Lewis F Powell Jr agreed with the result of the court action but found his own more narrow ground   

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