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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Herrin 710 N 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth Volume a Copy Hearst says demand utliern niinoisan 2 Sectiohs 32 Pages fcKMMcrtoCirboiMlil Vitii Htrfln Diliy Jounul indiptucliBt 13 1974 plans counter offer Mrs Berkeley Calif AP The father of kidnaped news paper heiress Patricia Hearst said today it would be impos sible to meet her terrorist ab ductors demands for free food for all of Californias needy Randolph A Hearst said he would propose a counteroffer within the rext two days The kidnapers demanded by letter that Randolph A Hearst make the distribution of free food before they will even negotiate for the release of his 19yearold daughter I want to get out of here the 19yearold hostage said in an 11minute recording that ac companied the Symbionese Liberation Army demands received by mail Tuesday I just hope you will dp as they say Dad and do it quick ly she said in a recording ad dressed to her mother and father Hearst is president and editor of the San Francisco Ex aminer and board chairman of the Hearst Corp Miss Hearst kidnaped on Feb 4 said she had a few scrapes and stuff and a cold butwas comfortable and getting medicine I am not being starved or beaten or u rin ec e s s a r i 1 y frightened shesaid in a small tired voice The SLA demanded ina long message that Hearst provide worth of meat and produce for the states poor disabled elderly arid formerly imprison Thefood would of good faith1 from Hearst said another voice on thetapeWhich described Hearst as porate chairman of a leaning empireof theultraright Hearst Corp The state estimates million personsare receiving welfare benefits in California Hearst said We are of course taking thedemands most seriously We are doing all within our power to cooperate Regional FBI agentincharge Charles Bates said This is something Mr Hearst is going to have to answer We are goingto donothing to hassle people the We dont intend to arrest anybody until we feel Miss Hearst is safe Miss Hearst last week was dragged screaming from her apartment near the University of California campus where she is a student by two black men who were accompanied by a young white woman A statement by Miss Hearst in the tape hinted that the SLAs ultimate demand in exchange for her release will be the freedom of two SLA members now in prison Being held at San Quentin they are charged with last Novembers ambushslaying of Marcus Foster Oaklands black superintendent of schools Randolph Hearst Energy talks begin again Washington AP The 13nation energy con ference resumed today after a 90minute caucus of the Com monMarket foreign ministers There was no immediate word whether France had been persuaded not to break ranks and join the eight other Common Market countriesin responding to the US call to deal together with the world oil problem The caucus started at Common Market nations hold caucus there will be some ongoing tion after this conference ends States the latter supported by a surprising number of Frances partners in the Common Market What started as a procedural dispute became a serious political issue said Helmut Schmidt West Germanys outspoken finance minister The ssue boiled down to the fun damental question will there be ac transatlantic cooperation in the future or will the United States will folded it be something up its tent ed shortly before 10 am Serious France differences and all between other participating nations remained Tuesday evening when the con ference was supposed to end Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger tried but failed to sway his French opposite1 Michel Jobert to give up his opposition to a minor but essen tial point the creation of a foil up mechanism to prepare a second conference where pro ducers and consumers would sit together The question is whether that one American and Common Market experts worked Tuesday night to coordinate their separate drafts of a communi que There was no immediate indication that Jobert would ac cept whatever compromise solution the experts produc ed Yet diplomatic observers and American officials maintained that the conference must end by midday today and that there will be a communique whether France will accept it or not Monday the first day of the conference exposed the wide gap between France and the United Arab talks on oil embargo delayed Tripoli AP speculated the postponement The meeting Thursday of Arab oil ministers to discuss the oil embargo on the United States has been postponed indefinitely government spokesmen an nounced today A brief communique broad cast by Tripoli radio said the postponement was at the re quest of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Foreign diplomats here was prompted by a fournation Arab summit in Algiers The leaders of Egypt Syria Saudi Arabia and Algeria were gathering there to discuss what the Algerian radio called new and important developments since the ArabIsraeli war There was widespread specu lation here that any decision on the oil embargo against the United States would be made in Algiers Index Mostly cloudy and colder with a chance of rain tonight and Thursday Lows tonight in the 30s High Thursday in the 40s Partly cloudy Friday Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2528 31 4 47 28 1719 28 and Western Europe go their separateways Kissinger had a onehour private discussion with Jobert but the only concession he could extract from his French col league was that the experts should try during thenight to come up with a draft communi que that might be acceptable to all Walker No need yet for rationing Chicago AP Gov Daniel Walker said today the state is continuing to study ways of regulating gasoline sales if it becomes necessary but repeated his opposition to any gas rationing We do not have a gasoline shortage problem outside the Chicago area Walker said We do not need a rationing system If it becomes necessary we certainly will go to an odd even system Such a system is in operation in several states and allows drivers to purchase gasoline on certain days according to their license numbers In no case is that rationing said Walker who emphasized that he didnt want to spread any panic among motorists Walker also said he will try to use part of gasoline supplies the state can divert to alleviate monthend shortages if they oc cur as they did at the end of January in Chicago Under new Federal Energy Office guidelines the state has authority to divert three per cent of its monthly allocations for emergency purposes The governor spoke at a news conference where he announced that the Illinois Commerce Commission gave approval to a Chicagoarea gas company to divert natural gas saved through conservation efforts to industrial users Posed as ally FBI informer was with Hampton c New York Times Chicago Court testimony has revealed that the Black Panther Partys chief of security here on the night that its leader Fred Hampton was slain in a pre dawn police raid was a paid Federal Bureau of Investigation informer The disclosure of the federal involvement in the situation came as part of yet another ef fort to reopen the case which has remained an object of con troversy even though more than four years have passed since the morning of Dec 4 1969 when Hampton died in a hail of bullets in a raid by Chicago policemen attached to the office of then Cook County States At torney Edward V Hanrahan The informer William ONeal said that his duties as the Panther security chief included making sure that all members were properly armed and their weapons working screening and investigating possible informers and building security devices At one point he said he built a homemade electric chair to scare informers His testimony came in a deposition taken in connection with a damage suit filed on behalf of Hamptons family that of Mark Clark another Panther killed in the raid and the survivors ONeals activities came dur ing a period when as the Watergate testimony has shown the Nixon administration was concerned with what it perceiv ed as the threat of radical ac tivity in the nation ONeal surfaced as an inform er in the sensati onal police hit squad tri ialof Sgt Stanley B Robinson who was convicted of sonspiring to violate the civil rights of two men by murdering them Solzhenitsyn safe French Foreign Minister Michel Jobert talks with newsmen AP Wirephoto Bonn AP Alexander Solzhenitsyn arriv ed in West Germany today after being forced to leave the Soviet Union following his arrest in Moscow Tuesday an airport spokesman announced The Nobel Prize author flew from Moscow aboard a Soviet airliner that taxied to a far cor ner of Frankfurt airport beyond the view of waiting reporters Solzhenitsyns presence on the plane was confirmed by the airport spokesman Government spokesman Ruediger von Wecbmar told newsmen Bonn was prepared to accept the Russian Nobel Prize author The authors arrest in Moscow climaxed a virulent official press radio and television campaign against since his book reviewing Soviet police terror Gulag Archipelago was published in Paris six weeks ago revenue sharing program Nixon seeks transportation funds Washington CAP President Nixon asked Congress today to set up a revenuesharing program that would provide billion for public transportation and better highways over the next six Nixon also asked the Congress to approve his plan to revitalize the nations rail system through a billion loan guarantee and through relaxed regulatory restraints The energy crisishas un derscored an important lesson Our system1 of national not working at maximum efficency Nixon said in a message to Congress on transportation As our society growsand our economy continues to expand we mustinsure that the effi ciency of this system keeps stride with the changing demands placed on it Nixon said He the nation should center its efforts on achieving a flexible and balanced transportation system The Presidents proposal would make billion available for use by cities and towns for their transportation programs in fiscal year 1975 which begins July 1 Of that total billion would come from the Highway Trust Fund andcould be used either for highways in urban areas or for mass transit Another million would be allocated directly for transit use including operating subsidies for current transit systems The final million would be used to continue current capital grants program administered by the urban mass transportation administration In addition the legislation proposed by Nixon would phase out by 1978 the current distinc tion between highway funds and mass transit funds It would set up a new mechanism for funding all transportation programs out of general revenue funds Highways currently are fund ed through a trust fund which is composed of gasoline and highway use taxes Nixon said his proposal to rebuild the nations railroads would remove our outmoded complex system of government regulations which govern the railroads He said those regulations drawn up early in the century to protect the public from monopolistic practices have resulted in inflexible and ineffi cient rail management Nixon said his proposal would provide government 1 o an guarantees on billion in private loans to the railroads and would make available million to improve freight car utilization President Very well1 physician Washington AP President Nixon underwent s 2 hour annual physical ex amination today and gave a smiling OK sign when it was over He is very well said his personal physician Dr Walter Tkach when the President emerged from the Bethesda National Naval Medical Cen ter The President smiled broadly waved and made the OK sign with his right thumb and fore finger but said nothing to newsmen as he entered his limousine Stepping out of a downtown restaurant Tuesday night the 61yearold Nixon told a patron I dont know why I have to have one but they make me do it Southern Illinois may get mixture of recreational facilities 4 TIIVI ic a nnrifl Bill T Hurst By Joanne Wood Of The Southern niinoisan If Bill Hurst is right Sou thern Illinois may be on the map soon with what he calls a mixture of all sorts of recreational facilities to please potential vacationers Hurst new tourism director for this areas Office of Bu siness and Economic Develop ment at Marion has in mind a canoe trail designation by the state for Big Muddy River the development of a coal museum idea long spon sored by Marion Chamber of Commerce placing of brochu res extolling the virtues of Southern Illinois in hotels and motels both here and along the interstate highways and objective investigation of ideas to draw tourists to the area The energy crisis and result tant problems of travel are not Hurst believes going to work against the develop ment of tourism in this area People are going to take vacations they need a change of scene after a years work he said Now we need to provide the alternatives close to home so individuals and families can still get away and enjoy themselves He sees a bright future for the Big Muddy River if it is officially designated a ca noe trail The problems not insurmountable are great but good communication with landowners who might object to improper use and develop nrcnt by the state of well spaced reststop areas will overcome objections Hurst said The state division of tourism is planning a series Yard Tours short trips to places of interest within the state The grass always looks greener in the other yard you know he said And people always want to go see some place of interest far away i especially when on vacation But if Hurst has his way area residents rwill find plenty to do within a few miles from their homes1 CountyBoardshave a res ponsibility to this point he 1 said They can help promote tourism by providing match ing funds For instance the state can pay 60 per cent of the cost if the area has provided seed money of at least40per cent of the Hurst with thedepartment fornearlyfive years has been Inv olved in the com munity development division active in working with people who want to get into business It is important that we in tourism and ineconomic development have the right information for people inter ested in developing recreation in this area he said It is true that 90 per cent of the success of any program is preparedness and I feel qualified since in the past I was in the promotion and am now in the development of tourism The coal museum a long time goal of Marions Cham ber of Commerce has Hursts blessing Morethan that he has talked with area com pany representatives interest ed in participating The companies want to create a good image avnd they want people to know that the lights are burning because of coal production he said Environmental aspects of tourism development brought Hurst to discuss Wayman Presleys projected plans for building a MakandaGiant City State Park recreational area We know there is much opposition for people concern ed with environment he said but there is a possi bility that they dont under stand what Presley is trying to do His plan is a good sugges tion and we are going to study its feasibility in relation to the environment question in particular Hurst believes that a mix ture of facilities will draw people to Southern Illinois an xious to spend the tourist dol lar We can make the area ac cessible to all kinds of people including the environmentally concerned and take advan tage of the economic opportu nities that some of our sister states already have Hurst said   

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