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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Hirrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N lift Southern Illln 010175 IN LI3KARST LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 739 ILL Volume 82No 2410e a Copy 3 Sections Tabloidl42 Page Hirrln Dlly Jcxrn1 Murplybrt THURSDAY JANUARY 31 1974 f Nixon promises to cooperate Washington AP Vowing never to resign President Nixon has given a qualified pledge in his State of the Union address to cooperate with House impeachment in vestigators Nixons promise came in a dramatic finale to the Wednes day night speech delivered to a packed joint session of Congress and to millions listening and watching across the nation But he said his cooperation would have to be tempered by his presidential responsibilities a remark that drew skeptical comments from some Democrats Declaring that one year of Watergate is enough Nixon called on the Democraticcon trolled Congress to join him in making 1974 a year of un ciency in energy by 1980 Vows never to resign sees lasting peace as legacy decentralization of government you want you to have 111 give increased transportation aid to mCtCflSeU U waviwi vv r communities and reform of the responding to President Njxon s federal educational aid Stated the Union address ap svstem Dlauded his speech and After the speech precedented progress in ac complishing a 10point agenda of national goals He called for action to break the back of the energy crisis and said he was sending Congress major proposals in the fields of health insurance and welfare reform He promised action to safe guard personal privacy a pro posal that produced audible snickers from some Democratic lawmakers He said Arab leaders will meet soon to con sider lifting their oil embargo and he disclosed his proposed federal budget would total billion with increased defense spending but no new taxes Nixon drew one of his biggest cheers of the night when he declared that a lasting peace is the chief legacy I hope to leave From the eight years of my presidency It also included a pledge there will be no recession continued efforts towards a just and lasting settlement in the Middle Bast continued efforts towards his goal of American selfsuffi plauded his speech and his After me speecn GOP and commitments toremain in office Democratic lawmakers joined in and cooperate wig a committee hailing Nixons goals while studying possible impeach generally splitting along ment partisan lines over Watergate Senate Republican He laid to rest any doubt that he will resign said Iowa Gov Leader Robert D Ray a Republican senate nepuoutan ueauci Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania said He saad Naxon made pointed was frank in addressing reference to some things that Nixon was frank in addressing Watergate and I particularly liked his offer to cooperate with the House Judiciary Commit tee Sen Philip A Hart DMich said Nixon seemed to be saying I will cooperate with the com mittee of impeachment the way Ive cooperated with other committees Those materials I Oilb may Washington AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said today that the lifting of the Arab oil embargo will be recommended by sev eral oilproducing countries at meeting in Tripoli Feb 14 Kissinger said he is quite optimistic the embargo will be lifted He made his remarks to newsmen following a closed door meeting with the House Ways and Means Committee Kissinger said he put before the committee our plans for the energy conference and our general expectations in the ener gy field the situation in the Middle East and we had a very useful and very constructive discussion about trade mat ters Asked to clarify President Nixons reference in the State of the Union Message Wednes day night about a meeting to discuss the lifting of the oil embargo Kissinger said The President pointed out that in his personal correspon dence with friendly leaders in the Middle East he had been assured that a conference would be called with a view of ending the embargo Energy chief William E Simon says its still too early to step up gasoline production Kissinger optimisticr soys Arab countries will urge lifting embargo although stocks of crude oil are creeping upward In another three weeks it would be safe to decide whether to increase gasoline production in anticipation of summer travel Simon said Wednes day Gasoline production has been cut back to allow for increased production of fuel oil Simon made his comments shortly before the American Petroleum Institute issued its weeklyoil statistics reporting imports for last week increased 3 per cent API also said crude oil stocks had leveled off ending a steep decline while jet fuel stocks ters President Nixon told the nation the Arab oil producers soon will hold an urgent fuel to operate and proposed drivers be allowed to pass on their increased fuel costs In other energy related mat gain over 1972 Gov Jimmy Carter charged the major oil com panies and the Nixon ad ministration conspired to impose cost increases of up to 410 per cent for bottled gas Rep Charles B Rangel D NY said while the oil com panies were supposed to be preparing for the energy crisis least half as much money on advertising as they were on research New regulations limiting price increases on propane gas were announced by Simon Congress was told by two tax experts that multinational oil companies pay little or no rose p wmie let mei owwa and distillate oil and 1 creased by 54 per cent over 1972 stocks declined Fourth quarter earnings jumped by 94 per cent the federal Atlantic Richfield Co the said it will eighth largest US oil company guarantee truck drivers enough reported a 38 per cent earnings residual oil slightly Meanwhile government abroad meeting and consider lifting j tax on profits earned their oil boycott against the1 United States This is an encouraging sign he said Wednesday night in his State of the Union address But Nixon appealed to Congress at the same time to approve ad ministration measures to reduce dependence on Arab oil The 1373 earnings of Stan dard Oil Co of California in investigation Judiciary unit will ask subpoena powers safet conduct to ah Arab state officials said The government agreed to Talmadge G Rauhoff of Chic supply them a car to the ago was announced Wednesday airport Earlier officials reported one j t of the terrorists remained on the In unrelated ac ion in Chicago island where the oil tank was Rauhoff was indicted with two located but later said he was other men Wednesday on federal with the three others aboard the charges of paying PoweU then Jd othftr r secretary of state for Washington AP The House Judiciary Commitoath tee voted unanimously today to ask the House for broad power to subpoena White House tapes and other evidence it needs for Its presidential impeachment in vestigation In voting to send the sub poena resolution to the House for action next week the com mittee took notice of President Nixons pledge in his State of the Union address to cooperate with it in its investigation An assistant special Watergate prosecutor said in federal court today that there is no basis for believing that ousted White House counsel Dean III lied under special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski directly con feny We have no basis for believ ing Dean has committed perjury in any proceeding Richard Davis said We would have no basis for bringing any charge of perjury against Mr Dean Davis added The prosecutors intend calling Dean as a government witness at the trial of former presiden tial aide Dwight L Chapin on charges of lying to a grand jury Davis statement at a hearing on pretrial motions filed by Chapin was the first public statement from the office of tradicting reports from Capitol Hill that the White House has evidence that Dean lied to the Watergate corn former presidential told the Watergate committee he believed President One driver killed Truckers stay out of Pennsylvania By the Associated Press Pennsylvania authorities said a truck driver was killed early today after a large rock was thrown through the windshield of his truck On the edges of Ohio truckers said they were staying out of the state in fear of the violence and vandalism which has marked a trucker shutdown Police said the unidentified trucker was killed when his rig left US 22 about 20 miles west of Allentown Pa Authorities said a large rock was found in the cab and Sgt John Repko said Its obvious to me somebody threw it There were reports of rockthrowing and other harassment of drivers in the area prior to the inci dent testing other issues Militant truckers are high fuel oil and prices pro and fuelrelated Senate mittee The counsel Nixon was aware Watergate coverup believed Dean of the o before 1973 the date Nixon said he first learned of it Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania said recently he has seen House transcripts he contained evidence lied US District Judge Gerhard A Gesell scheduled a hearing for Feb 15 to hear evidence on Chapins contention that Dean should not be permitted to testify Chapin is charged with four counts of lying to the Watergate grand jury about the activities of Donald H Segretti under ground political operative for the Presidents reelection com mittee threatened to kill themselves andthe hostages unless they got PoweU Republican governors needed to be said about what is good for the country In contrast Gov Arthur A Link of North Dakota a Democrat said the speech was the same warmedover hot dish that contained the same platitudes sounding phrases and no specific recom mendations on how he was going to do all these things And in Washington today Democratic mayors generally took issue with President Nix ons prediction that there will be no recession in the United States this year We think we see the begum ings of a very bad time Mayor Henry Maier of Milwaukee chairman of the newly formed Democratic Mayors Conference told reporters Applaou grtettd PwidtntNixpn mMred WednMday Producer dies President lists 10 goals for 74 c New York Times Washington President Nixon in his State of the Union message listed his 10 goals for 1974 as follows An improvement in the energy supply that would assure reasonable prices with ade quate environmental protec tion Another giant stride toward lasting peace in the world by continuing a policy of detente with the great powers and by working for a blasting peace in the Middle East A check in the rise of prices without administering harsh medicine of recession while moving the economy into a period of steady A new system of comnre hensive health insurance fliat would guarantee high quality care to every American More toward tunuag back federal authority and money to the state and local governments A crucial breakthrough in public transportation Reforms in federal aid to education A historic beginning in legislation to protect the right of personal privacy A new road toward reform of the welfare system Mew initiatives M world trade with more access by Americans to marketsand sup plies Terrorists set fire to oil tank Singapore AP Four terrorists set fire to a Shell oil tank today took five million Statehouse rehabilitation hostages aboard a ferry and contract that was let under the itwv Paul million facelift for Statehouse cancelled Springfield AP The state has cancelled a administration of Paul Cancellation of the contract held by a firm headed by Product of Paul Powell administration not due to our fault but to In ternal wranglujgs by the various agencies of the state which were accentuated by several changes in and ad rations Rauhoff wrote Johnson said the state would gain about in unused contact money but would lose an as yet undetermined amount because of delays and rebid He said the original Bauhoff contract was for but i JL secretary of state for contracts to produce state demands for a car to Singapore airport because no life had been lost and to ensure the safety of the hostages He said the ter rorists wanted a plane to take them to an Arab country and negotiations were under way with the Japanese government for an aircraft CbLDER In a Springfield news confer ence Norbert Johnson a Hewlett executive assistant said the statehouse contract with Rauhoff was cancelled because the firm gave late notice of changes in material prices He Fair and much colder to il i g h t with lows 24 30 Friday partly sunny with high 45 to 50 INDEX Classified 1922 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 29 Editorials 4 Family living 67 Records 22 Sports 1315 Weather details map 22 con tractors who to withdraw at expense to the state J R Concannon the firms vice president presented alet ter by Rauhoff defending his firms performance Any of our work which was not timely consummated was change orders raised ft to Total cost ofstatehouse re habilitation wasestimated Ty Johnson at about million A completiondate Has hot been set The contract held by the Rauhoff firm affected the southwest quarter of the building Johnson said Gov Walker says he backs new 55mph speed limff Springfield AP Gov Daniel Walker says he backs strict enforcement of the newly enacted 55 mileperhour Illinois speed limit I think everyone ought to live up to the law Walker said Wednesday when asked if there would be any leniency by state police after the Feb 25 change judgment when someone goesa mile or two faster than the limit Walker saidin anews conference Those are pretty hard to call and the police are not going to arrest like mad He has not set a date for signing the bill The governor criticized the Senates refusalTuesday to ap from the present 70 mph maximum The Illinois General immediate financing Assembly enacted the new limit i new state lottery of Tuesday The Republican majority in ji Theres always a matter of the Senate rejected vhis ad ministrations1 request for once to finance the istartflftne lottery The Republicans set hearings in April to determine if the state Revenue Department required all of the money asked But the department said April hearings would delay the plan ned July 1 start until October and mean lottery revenue less of upto million Walker made the comments while visiting one of his offices he sometimes hears citizen complaints Airliner carrying 101 crashes New York CAP Pan American World Airways jet with 101 persons aboard crashed short of the runway at Pago Pago Samoa today and caught fire the airline reported here At least 10 survivors were taken out of the wreckage of the 707 jet a Pan Am spokesman said There may be more he added We have just not been told at this point He said first reports indicated a number of the passengers had been headed for the United States The Los Angeles office reports they have received a number of calls from persons whosaid they had relatives or friends on the flight he The plane was bound for Los Angeles from Auckland New Zealand with stops at Pago Pago and Hawaii It hit the ground about 1000 yards short of the international airport on the American island he said The time was am here or eight minutes before mid night Wednesday night in Samoa he said The plane was in contact witS the control tower at Pago Pago at tiie time of the crash There were heavy rain squalls at Pago Pago at the time of the accident The nationalities of the passengers were not known im mediately The ailline said the cockpit crew was based in San Francisco and the flight service crew was from Hawaii There was no clear indication how widespread the shutdown had become today amidst con fusion over Its timing Some truckers said it was set for midnight Wednesday while others said it was to begin at midnight tonight But its leaders predicted it would be nationwide and lengthy and some trucker and law enforcement spokesmen expressed concern that violence would grow along with it Independent t r u ck e r s us ing the Marion Truck Plaza are not taking part in the protest Onceproud Panama nations most tardy train 11 i j iu UOM TWwvamlvw to according to spokesman a management By Gary Blackburn Of The Southern Illinoisan The ChicagoNew Orleans Amtrak passenger train that stops in Carbondal has the worst ontime performance of any passenger train in the country Amtrak figures for Decem ber show tli at the Panama Limited was on time 16 per cent of the time which means once out of the 62 trips in the month The Panama Limited once a crack train was an aver age of three hours and 22 minutes late during Decem ber Thats better than the average 4 hours and 20 min utes it was late in December of 1972 But in November 1973 it averaged only if only is the word 88 minutes late The time figures were for the total Chicago to New Orleans run Carbondale late figures were not available Amtrak lists its problems in order of severity as 1 slowdown orders usually caused by bad track condi tions 2 signal failures 3 service in stations 4 inter ference by freight trains and 5 passengerrelated delays Vernon Paul the Carbon dale agent said Wed nesday Youre going to find this hard to believe but for the past two nights its been right on time Paul says Amtrak should have 12 new diesel engines to put on the ChicagoCarbon daleNew Orleans runs within the nextfew months which should hlep improve the per formance Amtrak says passengers rank ontirne performance be low such things as comfort food and employes attitude The energy crisis continues to increase the p a s s e n g e r trains use The Chicago Am trak office is so busy tht it answers with a recording and hold for more than five minutes Riders on the ChicagoNew Orleans trains increased from 443 average jwr day in No vember to 606 in December Christmas added to that in crease Thetrains were listed as being on time less than six minute lafeVlO of the time in November an 97 per cent in October The average riders per day for the Chicago Carbondale only train was up to 556 dur ing December compared to aa average of 309 passengers per day in November The Chicago Carbondale train known as the Shawnee was on time 387 per cent of the time in December 55 per cent in November and 47 per cent in October When the Shawnee was off schedule it averaged one hour and 50 minutes late in De cember and 29 minutes in No vember   

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