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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondala Murphysboro Herrin 710 N 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Southern Illinoisan i nallu Journal MUfphVttbOrO IndlptRdMll Volume 82No 1630c a Copy Six Sections Comiet Family Weekly Tabloid Sopplems Frw Presi Hirrln Dally Murphysboro SUNDAY JANUARY 201974 Petroleum shortage turning up in some unexpected places in Carbon By Joanne Wood Of The Southern Illinoisan From bikes and boats through fabrics and tubs there is a small cloud on the retail business horizon in Southern Ill inois and all over the country Warnings of shortages from suppliers manufacturers and wholesale house salesmen are becoming everyday occurrences that plague business men and of stores selling goods and services to area resi dents Many dealers can trace short ages in goods directly to the oil industry crisis and allied problems Others are bothered by prob lems not so easily traced until merchants begin to get to the bottom of a confusing situation Jim Lowery manager of Geb hart Stores Inc Carbondale pointed to the few onegallon gasoline cans he has left on bis store shelves and wished Wedding photographer late He might behaving trouble finding gas for his car that he had more to offer cus tomers The twoand three gallor cans went fast then peo ple started to buy up the smal ler ones he said Im lucky that we have a good supply of motor oil but I dont know whether the next shipment will be complete enough to keep the shelves stocked when these are gone And during the recent icy weather the stores supply of deicer was used in just a few days as were snow tires Both difficult for many re j tailers to get now may be re lated to truckers problems with getting enough deisel fuel and gasoline to make regular shipj merits Manmade materials such as polyesters and nylon are caus ing problems for shop owners such as Gertrude Hughfey ownj er of the Fabric Shop in Anna Nylon material is less plenti ful and much more expensive Mrs Hughey said And al though we havent found poly esters hard to get the man ufacturing companies salesmen say their supplies are coming in more slowly That will some day cause us problems The patterns she ordered to sell with her spring line of mat erials were a week late but she blames truck line problems for that Detergents and chemical cleaning agents used by Steam co Carpet and Upholstery Clean ing Service in Marion also are in short supply Bennie Sapp owner of the company said he had not had problems with getting supplies But the company I buy from has warned me not to let those products get too low before ordering he said Harry Treece owner of B H Trash Removal Service in Carterville is out on his runs from morning to night but his wife Jula Treece keeps the business going from their home office The amount of money we are paying for both gasoline and Mideast talks continuing BY THE New York Times And The Associated Press Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger jetted to the Jorda nian resort of Aqaba on Satur day to inform King Hussein of the EgyptianIsraeli disengage ment pact and to discuss the next moves toward permanent peace in the Middle East Kissinier disembarked smil ing and relaxed showing little strain after his eight days of hectic commuter diplomacy that led to the separation of forces agreement for the Suez Canal front He is now seeking a similar disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights front and plans to to Damascus today for talks with Syrian President Hafez Assad Kissingers last visit to Damascus in midDecember failed to produce the POW list exchanie Syrian leaders say it can come only as part of a broader agreement including Israeli withdrawal from the oc cupied Golan Heights American officials with Kiss inger said the next stage of the Geneva peace talks might be postponed for at least six weeks to await completion of the Suez pullback and convince critics on both sides that disengage ment is desirable The IsraeliEgyptian pact says disengagement is to begin within seven days of Fridays signing ceremony and must be com pleted with 47 days PULLBACK POSITION Congress facing impeachment issue tn TJfMlta ffW a Washington AP The 93rd Congress returns for its 1974 session Monday with possible impeachment of Presi dent Nixon and the energy shortage its overriding im mediate concerns These two issues are certain to dominate the early weeks of the session Leaders of the Democratic eontrolled Congress are hopeful that it can turn its attention to some major domestic issues and write a better record on them than it managed in the first session in 1973 They would like to see passage of a broad tax reform bill a national health insurance measure and a welfarereform plan with a guaranteed income for poor families including those with jobs The House Ways and Means Committee hopes to have a ma jor tax reform bill ready for House action in it may turn into a tax easing to spur a lagging economy Chairman Wilbur D Mills says The White House has indicated Nixon will challenge the legislators to do something on health insurance and welfare this year by presenting his own plans The House Judiciary Com mittee already has underway an intensive investigation of charges against Nixon The committee must decide possibly by April whether to send to the House for a vote a resolution to impeach the President The liberaloriented National Committee for an Effective Congress predicted Saturday the House will vote overwhelmingly to impeach President Nixon They foresaw the House vote taking place in April or May They said they have not yet tried to assess what the Senate will do ifthe House vote forces it to sit in judgment on im peachment charges Defense budget request up 15 per cent By the New York Times And The Associated Press The Nixon Administration had decided to ask Congress for almost billion in new spen ding authority for defense in cluding billion in the new budget and billion in sup plemental funds for last year The new total package up 15 per cent from the billion approved last year is certain to set off serious debate in Congress Administration officials who disclosed the new budget figures said the overall increase was i due to the higher price of arms I purchases rising manpower costs the extra costs of fuel and new nuclear weaponspro grams The llal budget now well in excess of billion also will carry added funds for energy research national health in surance and transportation revenue sharing The President will send the spending program to Congress on Feb 4 according to current planning The projected deficit will be between billion and billion sources said In addition because of the Inside today JONESBORO is featured in the Our Towns series this one by Wanda Barras photo graphed by Ed Greer Page 18 HOBBY GREENHOUSES are retirement experience for three men story by Gary Blackburn and pictures by Jack Griggs Page 13 WOMEN IW SPORTS hope to handle discrimination Page 1C NOTRE DAMF ends 88 game win streak of UCLA CAERS Page 7 ART REID picks areas two best bass fishermen Page 12 DENNIS SHIDLER becomes goat hero in Saluki cage vic tory Page 8 WALTONVILLE basketball team evaluated Page 9 uncertainties of the econornic impact of the energy crisis Nixon is expected to announce his intention to step up federal spending even more if necessary to avoid a recession A knowledgeable White House source said a budget in the range of billion wouldnt be unrealistic although it could be a little less With the spending plan for the financial year beginning next July 1 Nixon will officially abandon his policy for trying to keep the budget in balance as a brake against inflation The administration says it also suspects Congress will be Forecast for today is rain or drizzle ending and fog lift ing withhigh in the 40s To night partly cloudy and cold er low 35 to 41 Monday part ly sunny high in the upper 40s The chance of rain near 80 pei cent today happier with the new budget The budget will all but aban don last years highly con troversial device of im pounding funds for programs approved by Congress This was disclosed in an int erview by Roy L Ash director of the Office of Management and Budget who was in charge of preparation of the budget Burglary reported at Wards Items valued at nearly 55000 by manager ER Tomlinson were stolen early Saturday morning from the Montgomery Ward Store 1320 Walnut St Murphysboro Tomlinson who discovered the burglary at 8 am Saturday said The thieves entered the store by breaking intoa second floor restroom window and left by the catalogue department door on toe first floor oil she said is almostdouble what we paid a year ago And since their business de pends to a great extent on keeping the trucks going they have to be certain that their supplies dont run too low Vinyl materials that go into the makeup of wedding albums are harder to get take longer to arrive and are more expen sive for a commercial photo grapher like Henry Nicolaides of Carbondale The owner of the former Neunlist Studios said that sup pliers of vinyl pages for the books as well as film had toldj him they would no longer bej carrying large supplies and toj order well in advance of his heeds Both of these problems can be traced to the energy crisis he said j He and other commercial photographers find they must keep an eye on gas supplies Nixon no heating hardship By the New York Times and The Associated Press President Nixon toJd t h e American people Saturday that there would be no heating hardships this winter and no gasoline rationing hi the spring if their voluntary cooperation in conserving energy con tinued In a radio address at midday Nixon said the energy shortage is genuine and added If we should choose to believe that our efforts in fighting the energy crisis are unnecessary if we permit ourselves to slacken our efforts and slide back into the wasteful consumption of energy then the full force of the energy crisis will be brought home to America in almost devastating fashion andthere will be longer any question in anyones mind about the reality of the crisis The public effort to conserve use of oil and other energy the President said has been far more important than anything else in avoiding damaging shortages so far The same old hash said a representative of a gasoline dealers group The Presidents talk did nothing to change my beliefs said Robert Jacobs executive secretary of the Illinois In diana Gasoline Dealers Association He asserted himself on windfall profits but big oil is the biggest lobby in Washington He said he would propose legisla tion for a full accounting et cetera but he should have said is the oil being sold to by the major oil companies at what prices and is it being distributed through proper channels Alvin Luebbers owner o American Science Center which sells scientific supplies said after listening to Nixon that he still doesnt thing the crisis is as bad as we are being told China ousts five Soviet diplomats c New York Times Hong Kong Five Soviet citizens including I a senior diplomat and two other members of the Soviet embassy staff were expelled from China I Saturday for allegedly engaging in espionage activities A Chinese foreign ministry note released by Hsinhua the Chinese press agency asserted that the Russians were ap prehended while making contact with Chinese agents on the outskirts of Peking The note said the facts showed up the utter hyposcisy of the Soviet authorities official claim that they want to normalize the relations between the Soviet Union and China The spy case as outlined by Peking represents one of the most dramatic recent developments in relations between China and the Soviet Union It appeared likely to create new tensions between the two countries which remain sharply divided over their border differences and ideological questions so that the weekend weddings can be covered That would be a problem especially in the spring and summer busy season for if gasoline became hard er to get or goes up in price much more he said Even liquorstores are having problems according to Paul Tucker manager of Westroads Liquor Inc Carbondale F W Woolworth Co in Murdale Shoping Center Carbondale be lieves that it may be fall before there are any drastic problems in his store We get direct shipping from our Chicago warehouse and we havent had any shortages yet he said Because his store is open on Sunday Sells hopes that a cut Lquor Some of our California wine in Sunday driving does not hurt shipments havent been arriving the sales on time he said Amy Carlson assistant man And Billy Sells manager ofjager of Sherwin Williams De corating Center in Carbondale summed up the problem when she said There are so many things wrong that go back to usage of petroleum Oil paints and thinners are petroleumallied products that are becoming scarce But Tom Utz store manager pointed out that paint companies reformulated their products se veral years ago Most companies have gone to latex materials as opposed to oil so the dependency on oil in this business is not great now he said Synthetic carpet com panies said Mrs Carlson are cutting back production of on lowergrade carpets putting their efforts into keeping up their better quality product Shipments to the store now comfe every two weeks instead of weekly But that just takes a little more planning ahead Utz said South Viets hina clash c New York Times Saigon After clashing with an overwhelming Chinese naval and ground force South Viet namese ships and troops withdrew Saturday to positions several miles from a disputed uninhabited island in the South China Sea the Saigon military command announced In the fierce battle each side was believed to have lost a ship and a number of ground troops The South Vietnamese spokesman Lt Col Le Trung Hien said that the Chinese had sent about 750 men and 11 warships including a troop transport and a guided missile destroyer into the area of Dun can Island one of the Paracel Archipelago 200 miles east of Da Nang I Outmatched by the Chinese the South Vietnamese force hej said retreated northward and eastward to the vicinity of Pat tie Robert and Money Islands which are so named for naviga tional purposes Hien declared Saigons determination to defend mese and the rest of the Archipelago but he was less clear about the prospect of a renewed South Vietnamese attack on Chinese forces at Duncan Island Well just wait and see he said Similarly the possible response of the South Viet namese air force was uncertain China is believed to have Mig 2lis and Mig23s based on the Island of Hainan 175 miles to the north and the South Viet namese are said to feel that their shorterrange tactical American jet fighters are no match for the Chinese air force China and South Vietnam have had conflicting claims on the tiny uninhabited Paracels for years but Western diplomats in Saigon have been hardpressed to find an explanation for Chinas current move One theory is that she is stak ing a claim to whatever oil deposits might lie beneath the sea Oil exploration has begun off the coast of South Vietnam though well to the south of the Paracels Third term OK for Thieu Saigon AP South Vietnams National Assembly approved a constitu 1 tJonaT amendment Saturday enabling President Nguyen Varf Thieu to seek a third term in 1975 The constitution which limited presidents to two four year terms was changed to permit Thieu to seek an addi tional fiveyeas term Under the amendment ap proved 15356 the restriction to terms would be restoredafter 1980 Director for 22 years Hughes honored by SI I by Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan Goffrey Hughes Carbondale received the first Goffrey Hugh es Southern Illinois Citizen of the Year Award at the annual Southern Illinois Inc dinner in Carbondale Saturday The award was presented to the recently retired 22year exe cutive director of SII by RE Bowlby the regional promotion Martha and Goffrey Hughei al organizations president and Virginia Marmaduke Pinckney ville The crowd of about 290 who attended the dinner at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Student Center gave Hughes a standing ovation The new annual award nam ed in Hughes honor will re place tile previous area achieve ment awards given by the or ganization the present execu tive director James Seed Mar ion said Miss Marmaduke who spoke of the growth of Southern Il linois industry and creation of 15000 area jobs during Hughes tenure at SIT also presented watches to Hughes and his wife Martha She traced Hughes back ground as a school teacher and principal and county school su perintendent and his activities with SII Hughes accepting the award quoted a cartoon sent to him by Seed captioned I humbly accept this long o v e r du e award But he said he was unable to apply the joke to his situation From the beginning I felt that my work was appreciated and I have felt that way all along he said Bowlby said that the coming program of the organization in cluded working with SIU to br ing additional doctors and medi cal facilities to Southern Il linois Other 197475 officers are R A Reel Marion chairman of the board James B Howard Murphysboro treasurer and Rex Karnes Carbondale sec retary Members of the board for 197475 are Bruce Burnett Eldorado John G Koopman Metropolis Curt Eckert Belle ville Robert L Heininger Spar ta Karnes Oren Drew West Frankfort Harry Crisp Mar ion Russell Davis Benton Ral ph Dunn Du Quoin and J B Naumer Du Quoin   

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