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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 11, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICH Murphysboro Herrin 710 N 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Southern Hlinoisan 010175 LIBRARr LS WEfSPAPERS BOX ILI 62525 Volume a Copy Two Pago frit Prau Hirrln Only Jouriul Inifopendtnt FRIDAY JANUARY 111974 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphysboro Global energy talks Washington AP The Nixon administration has proposed unprecedented diplomatic cooperation to solve an unprecedented global energy problem and says the worlds prosperity and stability is at stake 1 President Nixon in a letter to oilproducing nations released Thursday said the world stands at a crossroads between cooperation and increasing political and economic con flict In another letter inviting the industrial oilconsuming nations to a meeting Feb 11 in Washington Nixon said this would be a first and essential step toward the establishment of new arrangement for interna tional energy and related economic matters Nixon said a further meeting between both consumer and producer nations would be held within 90 days after the Feb 11 meeting Elaborating on the plans in a news conference Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said still another meeting would be planned in between bringing together both the industrialized Nixon invites oilconsuming nations to meeting hopes for talks with producers and the developing oil consu ming nations The planned series of in ternational conferences Kiss inger said is unprecedented in diplomacy but so is the worldwide energy problem Kissinger said the Arab oil nations cutoff of oil shipments to the United States and the Netherlands to bring indirect pressure on Israel was becoming increasingly inap1 propriate but was not the basic cause of the worlds energy problem That was caused he said by two factors excessive energy demand and drastically in creased oil prices recently im posed by a number of foreign producers The price increases he said would hit especially hard at underdeveloped nations using oil as they try to build up their economies All of the foreign aid given to those countries Kissinger said was cancelled in one after noons decision by the price in crease that has been imposed on these countries He said the new oil bill could reach billion and the developing nations could not pay it Kissinger said the United States could go it alone developing its own energy resources and making separate deals with oilproducing nations But competition for oil through such bilateral agreements would damage the economies of other countries and eventually the entire world economy he said He said the United States re1 payments Kissinger said we jected that approach and urged i frankly havent even the begin international cooperation ning of an answer In the long run 10 to 151 But he said the energy crisis years the United States will may be only the forerunner of become selfsufficient in energy similar international problems and may even have a surplus revolving around other raw When it does Kissinger said materials and even food where it may share its energy with i incentives forsupply are out of Otners i proportion to the demand Invitedto the Feb H meeting I other energy develop in Washington were the foreign jments ministers of Canada Japan Texaco Inc the third West Germany France Italy largest US oil company broke the Netherlands Norway and industry custom and made Britain public statistics on its petroleum These eight countries plus the inventories showinf increases United States account for 75 to ln stocks of refined products but 80 per cent of the worlds a decrease of crude oil stocks Coal Research Center Never heard of it By William C Wertz Springfield CAP The billion Coal Research Center Gov Daniel Walker is peeking for Illinois may prove to be an elusive quarry Members of the Illinois con gressional delegation who represent coalproducing districts and officials of coal and energyrelated offices in the federal government say they have never heard of the propos ed center Walker described in terms Wednesday in his stateofthestate address are signs that the announced federal program of energy research and developj ment may finally be getting under way One element of that program is the establishment of the Coal Research Center probably in a coal mining state a facility which will turn coal to gas for pipeline transmission to users such ar large utilities Walker said in his annual message This will be a billion pro ject It is of such magnitude that an entire qommunity may have Partly cloudy and colder to night with a chance of light snow Lows from 12 to 18 Partly sunny and colder Sat urday with highs from 18 to 26 Fair and very cold Sunday with highs in the 20s Fair and warmer Monday Cloudy Tuesday with chance of rain to be built at the site That means more jobs more dollars and more energy he said Rep Kenneth J Gray DIII said in a telephone interview he agreed with Walker that every effort should be made to attract federal coal research dollars to Illinois But Gray who represents the largest coal producing district in the State a 22county chunk of Southern Illinois said he was unaware of any serious proposal to build a single billion center I dont like to quarrel with the governor but there just isnt any such thing Gray sid His comment was echoed by Rep Robert H Michel RI11 spokesmen for Sen Adlai E Stevenson DI11 and Rep Thomas Railsback RI11 and officials of the Federal Energy Office the Atomic Energy Commission and the US Bureau of Mines The federal government has proposed to provide funds for a cooperative effort with industry to build a number of pilot coal gasification plants and Illinois has an excellent chance to ac quire one or more of these But each one of these would cost only million to million Gray said Gray suggested that the billion figures quoted by the governor was intended to refer to the entire federal coal research effort which Gray could reach that amount if Con gress approves several sup plemental appropriations But a spokesman for Walker Mark Clark insisted the to a governor was referring single project Im not surprised that no one has heard of it It s a very new proposal Thats why we have a chance to get in on the ground floor Clark said Clark said he could not specify exactly who had made the pro posal to build the billion center because things are changing around so fast in all thosedepartments backthere in Washington But he said he thought someone in the federal energy office or the atomic energy commission would know about it Ive never heard of it said Martin Kyle assistant to the AECs associate director for energy and environment No I dont know anything about it Theres been no such proposal that I know of said Frank Kelly a Federal Energy Office spokesman Spokesmen for the Federal Office of Coal Research and the US Bureau of Mines also disavowed any knowledge of the proposal Clark rejected the suggestion that the governors office might have been mistaken about the proposal He said plans called for the billion center to test new methods of coal gasification arid liquefaction and new mining techniques as well But it may be just as well that Walker proposed other methods of boosting coal production in his stateofthestate message and said about the center We are neither going to wait for it nor depend on it petroleum consumption Kissinger pointed out He said the series of meetings to begin in February would aim at developing a series of agreements or understandings on sharing energy technology analyzing energy demand and conserving energy resources To such additional problems as the fate of the developing nations and the impact of energy problems on the in ternational balance of 100000 jobs lost in month Washington AP The Labor Department today blamed the energy crisis for the loss of about 100000 jobs last month Some employers laid off workers in anticipation of fuel shortages In a supplement to its monthly employment report the depart ment said employment reduc tion occurred inSeveralspecific industries which appear to be due to actual or anticipated shortages of gasoline Jobs in retail trade rose less than expected in December the government said with the seasonaladjusted decline of a 80000 concentrated among automotive dealerships and service stations A strike by 30000 grocery in California also ac counted for the decline Employment in the service Industry which usually rises in December also failed to materialize primarily due to job layoffs in hotels motels and entertainment all hardhit by the fuel shortage The department reported last that unemployment in December rose from 47 to 49 per cent of the work force compared with one year earlier From abroad came echoes of some of Kissingers points about the worldwide problem Venezuelas President Rafael Caldera leader of the fifth ranked oilproducing nation urged an international meeting to stabilize the world energy market India announced an emergency plan to cut oil con sumption about 16 per cent The US ExportImport Bank announced it has authorized loans and loan guarantees up to million for construction of a 200mile crude oil pipeline in Egypt The bank said the pipeline will save costs of shipping oil around Africa A restaurant window was hit by shotgun pellets Photo by Tom Porter Policeman kills gunman By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern Hlinoisan A Creal Springs man was shot to death in a restaurant Thursday by a Carbondale policeman while at least nine other persons attempted to es cape the gunfire Dead is Glenn Allen Sher field 32 of Rt 2 Creal Springs Police said his father Earl G Sherfield told them that his son had been under a doctors care for more than a year involving an apparent mental disorder Sherfield told police his sons condition was related to injuries received in an automobile accident The shooting began at Den nys Restaurant 1407 W Syca more St Carbondale shortly before 5 pm Police said a patron at the restaurant Jack D Jenkel of Pinckneyville called police saying a man was playing with a gun First to arrive at the scene was Carbondale Patrolman Reggie Cochran 23 He said Restaurant patrons crawl toward safety Carbondak Patrolman Al Langa left and state crime investigator James Wwttworth survey shooting area Photo by Tom Porter By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Hlinoisan Margaret Buser had just or dered coffee at Dennys res taurant Carbondale when she noticed a man in a nearby booth was holding a gun she said she thought it was a water pistol But after the officer came in with the gun I thought well this is no joke Jack Jenkel of Pinckneyville also saw the man with the gun He was on his feet al ready andjust continued out of the restaurant he said with the eyes of the man with the gun following him all the way He was fondling the gun Jenkel said He thought it was a highpowered pistol Jenkel was the first to notify the police from a service sta tion next to the restaurant Mrs Buser also got out of the restaurant throwing her self behind some bushes out side the building She crawled behind the bushes then ran to the gas station next door When she reached the station her stockings were torn and her legs were bleeding from contact with the icy ground She had an additional an xiety her son Joe was still in the restaurant Joe Buser whohad been in the washroom when the man in the booth took out his gun joined the remaining occup ants of the restaurant who were trying to take cover We were lying on the floor he said Buser said he heard some shots fired and thought the man with the gun was hit The guy said he was shot Buser said Bizhan Almassian said he also was in a booth near the man with the gun Almassian left the restaurant He gave me a dirty look Almassian said A group of people stood in the icy parking lot at the restaurant witnesses the curious and people who just wanted to get something to eat Police squads had arrived there had been shots fired and word was going around that the man with the gun was dead Policemen denied access to the restaurant to reporters photographers and even the dazed manager of Den nys who told reporters he didnt want to talk about any thing A tow truck took away a blue station wagon parked in the lot An ambulance was waiting and as the group in the park ing lot waited to see what would happen next a car drove up A women leaned out the passenger window and asked if something had happened Told by onlookers that there had been a Shootout she turn ed to the driver and said I guelsswc dont eat here tonight The car drove away Reggie Cochran he looked through the restau rant window and saw that DO one inside was moving Armed with his service re volver and a shotgun Coch ran entered the restaurant where he said he saw a man moving toward rear exit door Cochran said he told the man to stop The man turned and pointed across the restaurant to the seat where Sherfield was sitting Cochran said he ordered Sherfield to stand and raise his hands The victim raised his left hand but not his right The right hand moved upward and then toward Cochran In it was a 38caIiber automatic pistol police said Cochran said Sherfield fired at Cochran but theshot ap parently hit the restaurant ceiling Cochran returned fire with one round from the shot gun hitting Sherfield and forc ing him to the floor next the booth in which he had been sitting As a second squad car pull ed into theparking lot Coch ran fired several shots from his service revolver through the restaurant window to warn patrolman Merilyn Hogan that shooting had begun At that point Mrs Hogan called for assistance on her radio During the exchange of gun fire with Sherfield Cochran said he fried unsuccessfully to talk the victim into giving himself up Cochran told po lice officials that She field said something about be ing the victim of a political assassination Its a setup Sherfield reportedly said Another volley of fire from Sherfields gun was followed by a fatal blast from Coch rans shotgun Cochran said he had taken cover on the floor behind the restaurants service counter and Sherfield was on the floor near a booth Sherfield was deadatthe scene ackson Bounty Coroner Louis Russell Russell said a preliminary examination of the body show ed wounds in the face and left side of the body A search of Sherfields pockets uncov ered a box of ammunition which police said contained 40 bullets During the shooting Coch ran said four employes and five other patrons in the res taurant began crawling out on their hands and knees Roger Knapp of Pinckney ville the man who pointed to Sherfield reportedly was downby the gunfire and was unable to flee the building until the shooting ended Police said no other injuries were reported during the inci dent Marion Police Chief L B Hunter said today Sherfield apparently fired a gun on the Marion Public Square Thurs day afternoon Hunter said a pedestrian on the square called police about 4 pm and reported that a man in a 1963 model blue station wagon had fired a gun in the air from his car and then drove down West Main street Sherfield was driving such a car police said Marion police made a chase down West Main street to the city limits but did not see the car Carbondale police Chief Joe Dakin said that Cochran is to take several days off until an investigation of the shooting incident is complet ed Dakin said days off with pay are customary police pro cedures in incidents of this type Dakin commended the year police veteran for hand ling himself in a professional manner He said use of the shotgun may have been a ma jor factor in preventing injury to Cochran and other persons in the restaurant Police said the shooting Thursday was the first since 1955 when Leroy Lee Eng lish a former Carbondale pa trolman now deceased fa tally wounded a lone gunman in the Palm Tavern 220 N Washington Ave Funeral arrangements for Sherfield are pending at the AkinsFarmer funeral home Metropolis Something to ease pain Father says slain man may have been taking drugs A Creal Springs man shot to death by Carbondale police Thursday may have been tak ing drugs his father said to day Earl Sherfield Rt 2 Creal Springs said his son Allen suffered a head injury in an automobile accident about a year ago on Illinois 13 at the JC Penney Store entrance east of Carbondale A car had stopped for a red light and Allen was driv ing into the sun and did not see it his father said He plowed into it at 50 miles an hour and was throw ed He broke the steering wheel and hit the windshield his father said Sherfield said his son was in the hospital for a time and about a month later he started getting terrible head aches His doctor gave the son medicine for the headaches but his son quittaking the medicine Sherfield said He had periods of depres sion and would get down in the dumps Sherfield said He started getting up in the middle of the night and going to Carbonadle Ive been su spicious that hes been taking dope He told me he got some thing to ease the pain I ques tioned him time and again and he denied getting any dope but he seemed peppier and more high spirited when he got back from Carbondale than when he left Sherfield said he had not seen his son since five days before he was shot Sherfield works at the Chester Mental Health Clinic and had not been home for five days He said when he arrived home about 6 pm the house was warm and he had his planes laid out You could see he had been working on them The sons hobby was build ing model gaspowered air planes Sherifeld said his son ope rated their 40acre cattle farm Thirty minutes after Sher field arrived home he was called to Carbondale to iden tify his sons body ERROR Should be Jackson County deputy coroner   

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