Southern Illinoisan, January 17, 1974

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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 17, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Volume MNo a Copy them Illinoisan 010175 IN LIBRARY LS BOX 789 CECATUR ILL 62525 Two SeetioKs20 Pages Htrrln Dally Jourml Murphycbom Independent THURSDAY JANUARY 17 1974 CarbondaleHerrinMurphysbflro Washington AP An oil industry group has released figures that appear to signal a tightening of the Arab ml embargo and a worsening of the gasoline shortage The American Petroleum In stitute said Wednesday imports decreased 122 per cent last week from the previous week The weekly report also said US gasoline stocks dropped by 36 million barrels But Rep Silvio 0 Conte R Mass said he agrees with some of his constituents who feel that the energy crisis is a trumped up crisis by the oil companies to make more money Conte spoke during a House subcommittee hearing Wednes day at which oil industry critics testified that the country is not nearly in as bad a situation as ad us Ice has slowed traffic on Mississippi River A tug pushes barges up the Icy Mississippi River near Chester Traffic on the river has been halted at the Win field Mo dam about 60 miles north of St Louis Mo A US Corps of Engineers Spokes man said there has been IS miles of heavily packed ice above the dam On the Illinois River traffic has been stopped just north of Peoria The corps spokesman said the icy eondi tions make river travel slower and more dangerous December which he said show ed that the gasoline shortage The credibility of such data 0 J U 4tui im in January thaw1 interrupts severe winter By Bonita Troutt Of The Southern Illinoisan Its called the January thaw but the exact reason no one seems to know Thats Steve Richardsons analysis of the warm wea ther that rolled in Wednes day Richardson is a weather observer at the Southern Illi nois Airport Whatever the reason the breezes and that little taste of sunshine were the first break this year in an unusually severe winter We usually have warm temperatures during the mid dle or late January Rich ardson said They should last through Saturday but we should be prepared for colder temperatures next week The high temperature for the area on this date last year was 58 degrees On Jan 18 it climbed to 64 degrees The temperature did not get below 20 degrees for the re mainder of January and climbed to 66 degrees Jan 26 After a short cold spell in midFebruary temperatures went back up and spring wea ther washere to stay Visibilitv at the airport this morning was zero Richardson said The airport was open for takeoffs but closed for landings No planes were due in until about 9 am and Richardson said the fog prob ably would lift enough by then to allow the plane to land The Williamson County Air port was affected Wednesday and today by fog The Ozark Airlines am Wednesday flight from Padu cah Ky was 70 minutes late because weather conditions were below safety limits for takeoffs and landings said Bob Belcher station agent for Ozark The same flight this morn ing was not able to land be cause of the fog and it con tinued on to St Louis Ten people who were scheduled to board at the airport either got refunds or booked reserva tions for a later flight said Belcher Belcher said afternoon flights should be able to land without difficulty Haydn Fox of the US Weather service in Cairo says the Mississippi River can be blamed for the foggy condi tions throughout the area A high pressure to the east of us is causing a clockwise circulation bringing a warm air mass from the southwest As the warm air crosses over the cold water in the Missis sippi River fog develops Fox says The temperature here at noon Wednesday was 51 degrees It continued to climb during the night and was 54 degrees this morning If it werent for the Missis sippi River our temperatures probably would be at least five degrees higher The Mississippi River itself has been closed to t r a f f i c since Sunday because of the combination of fog and ice jams The fog hampers river ves sels radar equipment making ice jams and gorges particu larly hazardous Fox says that if the fog remains in the area the tem peratures probably will reach 58 or 59 degrees today If the fog lifts we could hit 65 today he said Index Cloudy and foggy tonight with 30 per cent chance of rain Low in lower or middle 50s Friday mostly cloud y high 58 to 64 Above normal temperatures through Mon day Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1417 17 4 67 17 1113 17 Wafers proposal AEC Coal center just an idea Springfield AP The billion Coal Research Center Gov Daniel Walker wants to bring to Illinois is just an idea and may not even be a good idea says a top official of Energy Com the Atomic mission The jury is out on whether the AEC will decide this is even worth recommending said Gorman Smith executive assistant to AEC Chairman Dixie Lee Ray in a telephone interview Questions about the coal cen ter arose after Walker described jt in his annual StateoftheState message to the General Assembly Jan 9 and urged that Illinois seek the facility with all the resources at our com mand AEC officials spokesmen for the Federal Energy Office the Office of Coal Research and the US Bureau of Mines Sen Adlai E Stevenson DI11 Rep Ken neth Gray DI11 and other congressmen representing coal producing districts said they were unaware anyone had pro posed building such a cen ter Asked about this last week Walker said Ask the chairman of the Atomic Energy Com mission The center is in the AEC proposal There is not only a definite proposal but a site selection committee It just aint so said Smith The idea of a Coal Resource determination has yet been not Research Center was admade Smith said vanced by one of 16 panels assembled to help the AEC prepare a report for President Nixon proposing federal research and development ef forts in various energyrelated fields Smith said The idea was to build demonstration centers to il lustrate how existing technology could be used to increase the production of energy It involved coal but it involved otherforms of energy as well like solar energy Smith said All the AEC has underway is a was that a demonstration center would be feasible and whether it would be desirable No Smith said the National Goal Association and others were not enthusiastic about the idea of the center He said their feeling was that a demonstration center would be a waste of money that could be used to fund new mines new coalburning generating plants or coal gasification facilities Smith said this ideawas con sidered outside the realm of research and development and was not included hi the AEC report to the president But he said an AEC task force was assigned the job of ex amining the feasibility and desirability of the demonstration center concept uel shortag may worsen rDAIlY Oil IMPORTS NIUiOK BARBELS 71 was IfXDMf Average daily oil imports According to the figures im ports averaged 49 million bar disputed fay W T Slick senior vice president of Exxon He claimed that the major com panies have for many years provided to various governmental agencies operating and financial data On another front the nation is using less electricity this year than last industry figures in dicate But utility companies say they dont know yet whether the reduction is due to warmer weather daylight saving time or conservation efforts by con sumers The Edison Electric Institute which collects national power statistics reports that power output in the 48 continental states was under 366 billion kilowatt hours for the week en ding Jan 12 the first full week of Daylight Saving Time Thats ministration would have bslieve Middle East Christopher T Rand presented Jan 11 a 677000 barrels specialist j previous week from the stocks dropped to show could easily be made up from existing stocks He said the figures also indicated that the oil companies were exag gerating the severity of the crisis in an effort to drive up prices Thev know a tencent in supplied by thepetroleum in dustry was the subject of the hearings being held by the House subcommittee on regulatory agencies Washington lawyer Martin Lobel told the subcommittee inev a Wednesday that the data pro aease In the cost of a gallon of I vided by the oil companies is gasoline will result in billion unaudited and unverified and B that when pressed for accurate data the companies refuse to provide it They use every legal device available to keep ac curate relevant information from those in government who must make decisions Lobel said Lobels testimony was last year The Institute also noted Chat underniormal growth conditions the industrys output would have been 7 per cent higher this year instead of 41 per cent lower Meanwhile the nations in dustries felt the first harsh im pact of the energy crisis in December as industrial output declined by onehalf of in additional revenue Rand said However the latest API figures released Wednesday showed that oil imports dropped sharply last week The drop wiped out a brief upturn in im ports which had been attributed to leakage of the Arab oil cutoff cent the reported government per has The decrease disclosed Wed nesday was the tihe biggest monthly decline in output in more than two years since a 08 per cent decline in August 1971 The government was schedul ed to release figures today oa the gross National Product dur ing the fourth quarter of 1973 and it was expected the figures would show relatively low growth for the period Secret Service records on tapes under question An Washington AP assistant special pro secutor today questioned the reliability of Secret Service records showing who in the White Househad access to the presidential tapes The new line of questioning developed a day after it was learned that the FBI had en tered tihe investigation into who might have been responsible for the gap in one of the subpoenaed tapes Robert Frank an FBI Waves and winds kill 31 Dover England AP An English Channel storm coafflined Wednes with 60foot waves and t Watergate anhour winds killed 31 persons today and left five others miss ing authorities said It was the Channels worst storm in 20 years Searchers recovered the bodies of 16 crewmen who had abandoned the Cypriot freighter Prosperity The 2088ton ship ran aground on a reef near Guernsey Two of the Prosperitys crew were still missing Earlier reports said a total of 20 crewmen had abandoned Ship day night that Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski had asked the bureau to ante the investigation In court today Assistant Special Prosecutor Richard Ben Veniste asked Raymond C Zumwalt a Secret Service technician about the records he had of who had received and returned tapes BenVeniste pointed to a notation showing that presiden tial aide Stephen B Bull had received tapes on July 10 1973 Bull subsequently turned those tapes over to former House staff chief H R Haldeman Then BenVeniste pointed to a notation indicating the tapes were returned two days later and he asked would you show us where you have documenta tion for that fact Its not indicated on here Zumwalt said Can you tell us how you know BenVeniste asked I probably just remembered it that would be my guess the Secret Service man replied Pointing to a reference to removal of a second batch of Drenching rains cause flooding in Pacific Northwest Mudslide crushes building nine men missing d Vim if i Twilo cnllTn O the date were returned on shown Zumwalt also testified that he had once suggested that the White House taping system be improved but hat he later told a Secret Service inspector that the project was put on a hold basis after the discovery of the Watergate breakin Zumwalt acknowledged that it was he who signed Stephen Bulls name to a receipt for the Uher 5000 tape recorder delivered to Rose Mary Woods President Nixons secretary Oct 1 Zumwalt said the machine tapes BenVeniste once drew an admission Zumwalt that he had no documentation to prove they was purchased that day because again j an aide mistakenly reported from there were no machines witii foot pedals in the Secret Service storeroom Mideast armies separation near Jerusalem AP Israeli sources said they ex pect Moscow Washington Egypt and Israel to announce later today that agreement has ibeen reached on separating the Egyptian and Israeli armies Officials said the disengage 700 JRoo NEVADA Shaded area has been hit by flooding Canyonville Ore AP Searchers prepared to dig iflhrough tons of dirt and rock today in efforts to find nine men trapped by a mudslide that crushed the small building where they were working I dont see how anybody can be alive under there said Bob Cook of Medford one of eight men who escaped the landslide unharmed The missing men were work ing in a 100squarefoot building to repair a longdistance phone that had been torn out by a slide Wednesday morning Those who escaped were work ing nearby when the mudslide hit Wednesday night The slides were triggered by drenching rains that have caus ed flooding in many areas of the Pacific Northwest including the 1 dontsee how anybody can be alive Officials said ine Creek about a mile south of this had just left the building wnen j menh agreement would have to i nAVMTvuitii rtin hoard a rilTtlnllllC H01S6 i i AUA Oregon communitoe heard a rumbling noise I iturned and saw the building distance away were the next to worst high water in 10 years in daybreak whether was a areas of western Oregon Rescue efforts abandon ed during the night because of the danger of further slides and rescue attempts were further delayed today pending an assessment of the continued danger by state geologists An eyewitness told Douglas County sheriffs deputies he saw the building crushed by rocks and dirtWednesday night as the landslide roared into Canyon Heavy equipment was to the scene but authorities decided against digging for possible survivors until a state igeologist could determine at rdaybreak whether therr danger of further slides Pacific Northwest Bell said seven of its employes were among the missing Also miss ing were two employes of the Sage Pipeline Co of Roseburg Bell officials said the men were working to repair service by a prolonged winter storm when the landslide into the building arrive at the scene Officials described the be submitted to the Mideast peace conference in Geneva The Israeli Cabinet apparently approved a plan worked out by US Secretary of State Henry A The statement said the Cabinet unanimously em powered Premier Golda Meir to transmit to the secretary of state the Israeli governments reply to the proposals regarding the separation of forces the Egyptian front following technical clarifications The statement also said Defense Minister Moshe Dayan would report tonight to the Israeli parliaments Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee A US official had said earlier UJJlg UCt W CCAi building as a concrete structure Aswan Egypt containing telephone equipment State police said the slide was Egypt instead of a written 300 to 400 feet high and 150 pledge en thinning out Arab r J i SllP7 UO UL vjixaiv UO ULIHKH li3U aaiu Kissinger who has been in the agreement was 90 per Mideast since last Friday shut tling between Jerusalem and feet wide sourcessaid Israel might get only mutual understandings with A newsman at the scene said Canal one piece of heavy equipment was barely visible amidst the jnud A dump truck rested upside down between Interstate 5 and the creek bed A pickup truck also was upside down in forces east of the Suez cent complete and that none of ithe obstacles remaining was a gut issue Foreign Minister Abba Eban said before the Cabinet meeting there were some substantial points to be clarified uasiieu uau uie One worker told authorities he headlights visible creek with only the He said over Israeli state There was no immediate Jiojhat pace It is an agreement which should be based on a new balance of advantage and con cessions by both sides Eban said report from Egypts President Anwar Sadat on an agree ment The Israeli Cabinet issued a statement after its meeting that isaid there still had to be some technical clarifications 1 ;

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