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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 10, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION Carbondale Murphysboro N Ill Walnut N 16th Southern Dlinoisan Velume 82No 3430e a Copy Comics Family Weekly 2 Tabloids Supplement Insei idili HirrlnDiIly Journal Murphyibo SUNDAY FEBRUARY 101974 CarbondileHerrlnMurphytbore SIU board too involved But must cope with campus problems By Dave Butler OfThe Southern Illinoisan Carmi First of two jfThe Southern Illinois Univer sity Board of Trustees has been and is too involved in inter nal campus matters Board Chairman Ivan A Elliott Jr said in an interview Thurs day 5 Speaking in his Carmi law office Elliott said the board has had to stay aware of cam pus problems to prevent some thing like the University House episode from happening again The house is an illustration of the worst thing that happen ed but the board has made a point to stay involved to pre vent all sorts of problems and the problems do not have to have connotations of illegality or impropriety Elliott said He added the board has been reluctant to consider a system president for SIU because in the Morris era only former President Delyte Morris talk ed to the board and this board knows the consequences of that kind of limitation Elliott then staunchly defend ed an administrative realign ment of the SIU system which gives Chief of Board Staff James M Brown some authority over campus presidents David R Derge of Carbondale and were just not being taken care ofsometimes the four of us did it and sometimes it didnt get done at least now Jim Brown has the responsibility About the article said If they top administra Board Chairman Ivan A El SKSiKSfflS juSpissu a among the three top S h tors saying you know whats Carbondale campus and his b J outlook and definition of the been going on and will have to decide for yourself how ser ious theyve Regarding involvement El liott said he believes he has not been too involved in cam pus matters under the circum stancesbut Ive been more in SIU system volved than should be most chairmen John S Rendleman of Ed wardsville The chief of staff is supposed to advise the board on recom mendations presented by the two campuses Brown was not given the powers of a presi dent under the new setup When asked if the board would be getting the pros and cons Ivan A Elliott Jr of situations without the chief of staff Elliott said the pres idents have done better in the last six months Elliott also said the new sys tem still allows the presidents to report directly to the board on some matters adding the change was made without re gard to personalities Although Elliott said he sees some imperfections in the new setup he added Youre always going to have some con fusion between line and staff authority Theres just no clear cut line between them j He also said the new arrange ment was made because ex ternal affairs of the university Times have changed and people dont think anything about going to the chairman or a president with a problem thats whats been happening in government in the last few The board realizes it shoul fix policy and let the presi dents run the campuses Elliot said But its hard to withdrav with tensions like weve ha present the last year or so1 For the future Elliott predict ed that the board chairman would not be as involved ir campus matters Elliott declined to say whether leader and I think thats a healthy situation Elliott said Elliott said he has spent an average of two days a week on SIU business and a chair man shouldnt have to spend that much Elliott said the SIU time has been a loss for my family but not a financial loss yet Under the new administrative setup the board at least will know about it when its not working and will be in contact with the constituency groups to have a direct line to the cam puses Elliott said sdays meeting Several times I thought wouldnt seek reappointment last year but Im no quitter he said I am 50 and you begin to wonder sometimes When asked why he want to spend so much time on SIl business Elliott admitted if sort of an ego trip Healsi said Im very humble and of ten wonder if anyone can di the things that need to be done Its a real challenge and often times wonder if I have the horses to do it Nixon billion ss transit By the New York Times and Associated Press Stressing the need for better mass transit President Nixon Saturday proposed a federallybacked program to improve railroads subways and bus lines over the next six years The program which is to be gent to Congress next week as another of the white House ef forts to focus on domestic issues would almost double the present annual federal commit ment to mass transportation In a companion piece of legislation the President will ask Congress to approve billion in guarantees federal to the loan nations railroads Ior capital investment facilities and equipment He made the proposals in a live radio address from the White House In his address Nixon said that twothirds of the billion would be allocated to state and local governments for applica tion in areas where they believe this money can be spent most effectively Nixon said that local officials would be given the choice of deciding how the funds would be spent construction of highways or public transit systems or the purchase of buses or rail cars He also said the federal government has met the legitimate grievances of striking independent truckers and declared Now is the time to get all the trucks back on the road The President acknowledged authorize billion in federal in effect that not all of the in loan guarantees to help dependents have accepted the solution negotiated here this week in governmentindustry conferences Then he added a not of warning to some of the strikers In no instance will we from those he said tolerate violence with grievances Those who willfully break the law can expect no sympathy from those who enforce the law railroads improve tracks terminals and equipment These loans guarantees are not a signal that we intend to provide public handouts to our railroads he said adding that they are intended to restore the railroads to a position in which they can once again compete economically with other forms of transportation and therefore support themselves without We intend to enforce the federal federal assistance laws and we will give state and local officials the assistance they need to enforce their laws In dealing with rail legislation Nixon said he would send to congress next week another bill The Transportation Improve ment Act of 1974 that would Nixon added that other transitrelated programs that will be continued and extended include the federal antihigh jacking effort coast guard regulation of the rivers and sea coasts for environmental protection and support of the merchant marine Wmlry scene from the rising tun filtered through an icy arch along Milwaukees Lalce Mich igan shore Thecombination i of wave action and frigid tem peratures result In the ice for mations along the shoreline AP Wirephoto CLOUDY Patricia Hearsts kidnapers silent By the New York Times and Associated Press c New Berkeley Calif The mysterious underground radical group which says it is responsible for the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst the daughter of newspaper executive Randolph A Hearst failed Saturday to deliver its demands anticipated ransom The group which calls itself the Symbionese Liberation Army said in a letter to a radio station here Thursday that it was holding the 19yearold col from her Berkeley apartment Monday night Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in charge of the case had expected further com munication from the group Saturday But Hearst met with newsmen outside his home and announced that there had been The FBI has speculated that the group kidnapped the Hearst girl and expects to use her as ransom for the freedom of two members of the group who were arrested last month and charged with the murder of the Oakland Superintendent of Schools no further communication from The FBI refused to say the group This doesnt seem to be a senseless organization were dealing with he said He also reiterated that it was his hope that the ransom demands would be something that could be j whether the pair held at San Quentin Prison questioned about have been the kidnap lege student who was abducted j met West Frankfort Park improvement proposal defeated Voters in the Frankfort Com munity Park District defeated e park improvement btmd referendum Saturday Jim McPhail a member of the Park commission reported a total vote of 1849 with 1068 voting no and 741 voted yes There were 21 spoiled ballots In the Orient precinct 81 voted no and 40 voted yes There were 2 spoiled ballots The was to be used i to match a in funds fromthe United States Depart ment of Housing and Urban Development to make park im provements in West Frankfort and Orient A Dec 15 referendum was defeated by a tie vote Two hundred and eightytwo voted no and two hundred and eighty two voted yes There were thre spoiled ballots mg Hearst called the terrorist groups letter well written Its probable from the military wording that some of them have been in the Vietnamese war or have been around military in stallations I think they probably see themselves as a political group fighting injustice and some of the economic and social pro blems existing today Hearst said But I dont see that the kid naping does anything but discredit whatever legitimate cause they may have The Symbionese Liberation Army SLA surfaced last November after Dr Marcus A Foster the head of the Oakland Public Schools was shot and killed in an ambush outside the board of education building in East Oakland Two days after the killing the group came to public attention with letters to bay area newspapers and a Berkeley radio station In those letters the SLA said elements of its membership had carried out the attack on Foster who had been declared guilty of crimes by what it called a peoples court Specifically accused Foster of promoting a plan to put police in the schools which the group said would work against the people particularly those students from minority com munities Cloudy with snow flurries Mostly cloudy and warmer to day with a chance of a little light rain orsnow Highs ia he upper 30s or lower 4psi The chance of precipitation is 30 per cent today Rationing closes in By the Associated Press The lines at the gasoline pumps got longer on Saturday and more and local of ficials said theyiwere consider ing some kind Derationing pro gram to ease the crunch Allocation plans of one sort or another go into effect Monday in New Jersey New York Was h i n g to n D C Massachusetts the i State Washington County NC Virginia Pennsylvania stituted rationing plans as has Hawaii the only state besides New Jersey where the program is mandatory Most of the plans are pattern ed after the Oregon program that went into effect Jan 14 and is based on license plates Illinois drivers agree to end trucker strike Springfield HI AP Members of the largest in dependent truck drivers organization in Illinois voted overwhelmingly Saturday to end a 10dayold strike officials of the group said Robert Jasmon manager of the Midwest Truckers Associa tion declined to report the vote total but said it means some of the 20000 rigs owned by members of his organization are back on the road already and other will be back at work at and Alamance Parts of iWest Florida and also have in Energy meeting set Washington AP Senior American officials say the US objective for the 13na tion Washington energy con ierence opening here Monday is to assure an adequate supply of energy at reasonable prices with adequate returns for the pro ducihgcountries They hope that his objective will be agreed upon at the con ference and be summed up in a communique after the twoday meeting Foreign ministers finance ministers and trade experts ar ranged to arrive over the weekend Besides for the the meeting United States others attending included Belgium Canada Denmark France West Germany Ireland the earliest conceivable probably Monday time Its really something to think that independent truckers arent unionized yet the federal government recognized out associations a s bargaining agents and we won everything we wanted except one point Jasmon said I am sending them copies of this proposal and feel that once they have seen them they might want to reconsider their votes he said The government included in its settlement offer Jasmon said concessions regarding freight rate structures making fuel available to truckers on Sundays and focusing attention on industry requests for larger weight and size limits for trucks Meanwhile National Guardsmen and state police continued to patrol highways and truck stops Police said truck travel was light about truck plaza reopens See page Groups in Decatur and Alton earlier voted to reject the governments offer I didnt see a hand that was in favor of it said Jerry Todd spokesman for the Independent Truckers Coalition in Alton announcing the vote But Jasmon said Saturday he has talked with leaders of the j the way it usually is on a Satur Alton and Decatur groups and I day A spokesman for the state found they had not been inpolice command post in Spr formed of full details of the government offer ingfield said he had received no reports of new violence Gasoline added for state Chicago AP The Federal Energy Office just to top their tanks wth Percy said the present worth allocation plan did not reflect ordered Saturday diversion of six million gallons of gasoline to Illinois in February to alleviate shortages mainly in the Chicago area Additional gasoline supplies beyond those originally allocated will be shipped to Illinois and 11 other states seriously hit by the fuel shortage while reduced shipments will be sent to 10 others energy chief William E Simon said Saturday Simon said that the not increase but should Our fair share of gasoline has not been coming into Chic agoas everyone knows said Percy adding that the gas short currentneeds Downstate and rural areas he said seem to be able to conserve more gas while many workers living in Chicago age in Illinois and Chicago was suburbs must rely on cars to get critical regions to their jobs in the city Inside today Italy Japan Luxembourg the redjstribution Netherlands Norway the Umtj Qverall g Ues ed Kingdom and two powerful provide a better balance economic organizations Commission of the European Communities and the Organiza tion for Economic Cooperation and Development President Nixon met on Saturday with top energy arid diplomatic officals to plan for the coming meeting No attempt will be made to set up any binding treaty com mitments but high US officials say they hope that some ground rules can be adopted to guide Soon after the announcement by Simon in Washington Sen Charles H Percy RI11 said at a news conference at a North Side service station he believes the additional fuel for Illinois will come from Wisconsin Iowa and Ohio The Chicago area has been the scene of panic buying with long lines forming at service sta tions Usually limits on gasoline sales were imposed Thus in COOKBOOK IDEAS a spe cial recipe section See Pages 1B to 20B PEOPLE HELP to build a house in Murphysboro written by Kathie Pratt photos by Ed Greer Page 25 SAW PLAYING A musical saw player tells his story to Southern Illinoisan reporter Al Sacharow Page 28 CARBONDALE FOUNDER Daniel Harmon Brush is still remembered in a story by Suzanne Hanney Page 28 CAGE SALUKIS squander late seven point lead to lose in overtime at the University of Detroit 8278 page 13 TRACK SALUKIS RETAIN U1CO UC w 1 consuming nations in getting some instances panic buyers lUmois Intercollegiates crown enough oil i have waited in line for an hour page 13 JERRY KELLUM scores Murphysboro High School re cord 49 points page 14 GARY RAFE is back but Benton still proves best as Herrin falls 6155 in Friday night game page 15 INDEX Ann Landers 5A Bridge 5A Business 3132 Byline BG 2 Classified 1922 Crossword 4A Editorials 30 Family Living 2527 Finance 3336 Records Sports 1318 Television 112A Weather details map   

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