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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 15, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OMICI Murphyiboro Htrrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Wtlmrt 212 N Ufh Southern Dlin Hwrln ZIZN y Iwcinur t cartoni f I PR I DAY olum Copy Two Stctioni J Wholesale prices make 4v im hv s risen at an annual rate of 323 Iwcinur t fH Ntrrln Dally Jamil IntfwmtfMrt FRIDAY FEBRUARY IS 1974 010175 Iff LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 ILL 62525 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphysboro rise on record Washingoon CAP Wholesale prices boomed upward in January at the second highest monthly rate on record as the inflationary spiral stretched across the entire economy the government said today Sharply higher wholesale costs for products industrial commodities consumer finished goods and fuels pushed the wholesale price index up by a seasonally adjusted 31 per cent a rise exceeded only by the record 62 per cent of last August If Januarys rate is computed on an annual basis it comes out to an annual rate of inflation of 372 per cent 31 per cent a month for 12 months Wholesale prices accelerating in the past few months have risen at an annual rate of 323 per cent in the past three months a record In the past 12 months they have gone up 208 per cent the second highest rise for any 12month period since October 1947 Wholesale price rises mean that the higher costs will be translated into higher retail prices in the weeks ahead as inflation shows no letup for the consumer The Bureau of Labor Statistics said wholesale prices in January actually rose at a monthly rate of 35 per cent when usual seasonal influences are sub tracted Prices of farm products and processed foods and feeds jumped 51 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis in dustrial commodities 23 per cent and consumer finished goods 28 per cent All three figures reflected an economy caught in a tremendous infla tionary grip A month earlier wholesale prices went up 22 per cent The Nixon administration has offered consumers hope that the price surgewill let up in the se cond half of this year The bureau said the wholesale cost of fuel accounted for almost 40 per cent of the jump in in dustrial commodities prices with refined petroleum products leaping by 77 per cent and crude oil22 per cent But fuels were not the only commodities rising sharply Nonferrous metals were up sharply So were prices for chemicals paper products and machinery Of farm products livestock prices jumped 154 per cent milk 42 per cent eggs 38 per cent grains 89 per cent and fresh fruits and vegetables 75 per cent In wholesale processed foods prices of meats poultry and fish were up 78per cent dairy pro ducts 2 per cent and processed fruits and vegetables 11 per cent JaworskiNixon clash expected Washington AP With a strongly worded letter to the chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski has moved toward a confrontation with President Nixon Special prosecutor sends strongly worded letter sufficient material to allow the grand juries to proceed with their work without further delay In a related development Westinghouse Broadcasting night that said Thursday Itis now clear that evidence and telephone calls related to and had no immediate comment Jaworski has discovered more tho invpcfirrfllinn of the I deem material vestigations will to our not forthcoming Jaworski said in a letter Thursday to Sen James O Eastland DMiss The White House said the President himself made the decision to end cooperation with the investiga disclosed that the material the President had refused to supply included the tapes of 27 presidential meetings tions Jaworski the investigation of the Watergate breakin and cover up That number was far higher than had ever been indicated by the prosecutors office Jaworski said that in rejecting his requests the White House had given no indication any re quested recording is either ir relevant to our inquiries or sub ject to some particularized privilege Eastland was in Mississippi on the letter Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass a judiciary committee member said he would request an early meeting of the panel to consider the ominous im plications of Mr Jaworskis let ter Deputy White House Press Secretary Gerald L Warren told newsmen at Key Biscayne Fla that the President had decided Jaworski already had received in tapes of conversations sources soy in donations diverted to Nixon fund c New York Times New York At least in contribu tions for Republican con gressional candidates was diverted in 1972 to the Finance Committee President to as Reelect part of the an elaborate scheme to launder money promised by milk pro ducers for President Nixons campaign according to con gressional sources The Republicans were told that had been con tributed to two organizations the republican Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee but that ultimately of it was diverted to Nixons own cam paign The fact that milk producers gave to the two com mittees was disclosed previous ly but it was assumed that all the money went to campaigns of Republicans running for the Senate and House The sources said that the plan to use the Republican con gressional campaign com mittees was conceived after milk producers balked at mak ing further contributions directly to the Presidents cam paign The producers balked after it was disclosed that they had given 5322500 following a the for March 1971 increase in federally set price level milk The March price rise came after a White House meeting of dairy farm leaders with Nixon The Agriculture Department originally rejected a price in gressional fundraising com mittees instead the sources said In November the Republican National Finance Committee sent to the Finance Committee to ReElect the President Maurice H Stans was chairman of both finance com mittees Nunn claims the money con tributed to the two committees and the money the committees sent to the Republican National originally re ected a price inpinance Committee crease that year but its order Cunmittee oc turn rtavs after the lo eacn was reversed two days after the dairymens meeting at the White House said had other he The money from the milk apparent gaps presidential Westinghouse quoted what it said were wellinformed sources as saying that the apparent gaps appeared during sensitive discussions between President Nixon and aides Westirighouse said audio experts have been asked to examine the new tapes and give an opinion as to whether they have been tampered with ICC has fuel cost proposal Washington AP The Interstate Commerce Commission today announced new regulations designed to relieve independent truckers from the inflationary effects of fuel costs but admitted its regulations would affect only 50 Larry Stock begins sculpture as stud ents from Giant City School Larry Stocks chisel is a chain saw per cent of the industry ICC Chairman George Staf ouse people went to the congressional In midOctober ot 1972 Lee t commjttees for Republican Nunn a major presidential fund candidates aide visited ueorge the National Finance under c general manager of the was t payment for money itbasis of Associated Milk Producers Inc had advanced to them Th fnr i 1 ford called on Congress to look into the ICCs authority to determine whether it should be expanded to coverindependent truckers not now regulated by the commission The commission announced it had adopted a regulation which By Andrea Levinthal Of The Southern Elinoisan The stillness of the woods at the Giant City School Out door Lab was shattered this morning by the buzz of artist Larry Stocks chain saw Stock 37 was using the saw to sculpt a stylized owls head from the stump of a dead elm tree in a demonstration for the students at Giant City School Stock a freelance artist from Centralia says he works with stone metal wood or anything I see He also paints and does silkscreens Most of the art work he produces is madefrom junk1 Stock said The city of Cen tralia brings him the trees they cut down and he uses some of them for his sculp tures and cuts the rest for firewood He also makes met al model airplanes from used corrugated barn roofing He says he has worked with art ever since he can remem fiigi essiuiiai nau aaopteu a regulation wmcn cvci amuc for Republican I provides that trucking com her When he was younger Nunn a major presidential tuna candidates The money the conpanics compensate independent his father let him paint the raiser and former White House sresgiona committees sent to i owneroperators who work basement and me walls of aide visited George L Mehren j the Nati0nal Finance Committee under contratt to them on the their barn Stock gave up art for about ia aavancea 10 mem xhe six per cent freight 10 years between 1959 and A high milk industry official rate surcharge which the ICC 1969 while he was a building ac tnM thp Senate rnntraptnr in Centralia he said he has fulltime artist al Stock shaves down side of trw to smooth face of sculpture Photos by Jack Griggs in San Antonio and asked for more money m rate surcarge wc e ore money has told the Senate Watergate announced last week to cover contractor in Mehren allegedly told Nunn j committee however that mostjrjsing costs to independent Since 1969 at further contributions to thej Of the money contributed to thej triers been a full Presidents campaign would inj Republican senatorial and con crease the adverse publicity gressional campaign corn milk industry had received for its initial contributions Nunn then proposed the AMP make contributions to con Hearst abductor Escapee sought in kidnap case Berkeley CAP Authorities are reported in vestigating the possibility that ar escaped convict is the leader of the terrorist group which kidnaped Patricia Hearst The San Francisco Chronicle and television station KQED said Thursday night that the man is Donald David DeFreeze 30 who escaped from Californias Soledad Prison last March 5 while serving a term for robbery assault and possession of stolen checks Both the newspaper and the station said DeFreeze is the Cinque of the Hearst kidnap case However the FBI said DeFreeze is not a prime suspect at this time DeFreeze is one of several people who are known to have used the alias Cinque DeFreeze had tried to John Kelley assistant in charge various radical groups in of the San Francisco FBI office area reportedly offering Cinque was the name of a leader I services as a killer of a slave ship revolt in the 19th century The Chronicle said the man who called himself Cinque in a tape recorded message to the Hearst family on Tuesday was actually the leader and founder of the socalled Symbionese Liberation Army The Chronicle said the black mittees was earmarked from the outset for diversion to Nix ons campaign according to a Senate source Some gas sales curbs permissible Washington AP The Federal Energy Office told service station operators today they can sell gasoline in bulk to commercial accounts and to motorists under oddeven distribution systems without violating federal regula tions The FEO issued a statement clarify its new Or the difference between fuel prices paid by the truckers on May 151973 and current fuel costs The ICC chairman said the new regulation would affect all trucking operators except those who haul agricultural products or perishable products and are exempt from ICC rules Stafford said those operators represented about 50 per cent of the independent truckers who leased equipment to regulated carriers He said these truckers will continue to have to bear the entire burden of the recent fuel increase WARMER ui aLLeiiiuuiit lu uidiiiv iis new policy barring discrimination story had astonished local longtime protest groups by of fering a contract to kill Oaklands black school superintendent Dr Marcus Foster They refused the story said Foster was killed in a i among customers in service station sales Station operators throughout the nation have been confused and sometimes angry over the issuance last Tuesday of a brief said rosier was KHICU m barrage of cyanidefilled bullets amendment to the federal Man i 1 Allnnarinn last November Two white men were arrested and charged with the killings and are now being held at San Quentin Prison Television station KQED said join the his datory Petroleum Allocation Regulations The FEO said Thursday its nondiscrimination rule does not conflict with state oddeven ra tioning systems as long as there is no discrimination acainst in dividual customers within category any been a though he still does some car penter work and house de signs He said he doesnt get GMwill lay off 40000 Detroit AP General Motors says more than 40000 Michigan hourly workers in Buick Oldsmobile and Pontiac plants will be laid off for one or two weeks as part of scheduled cutbacks during the next three weeks Another 12100 will be idled in other parts of the nation during that period the auto maker said to do too much of this type of work because I insist on working on my own terms with no interference He said the reason that he never enjoyed his contract ing work was that everyone always wanted what every body else had Nobody want ed to try anything different To sell his art works Stock says he packs up his Volks wagen bus and heads for shows across the country He says the hardest place for him to sell is in his own hometown When he is exhibiting in shows he says he emphasizes the fact that he is a Sou thern Illinois artist He said he thinks much of the finest art in the country is produced in Southern Illi nois because it is one of the few areas where art is not produced specifically for a commercial market Tonight cloudy with chance of rain Lows in the 30s Sat urday variable cloudiness and a little warmer Highs in the 40s Partly cloudy Sunday Monday cloudy with chance of rain Partly cloudy Tues day Thursday They are Angered owners close By The Associated Press Service station operators have closed their stations in several states and threatened shutdowns in others to protest federal re gulations which prevent them from showing preference to re gular customers They also sought to demon operators say strike is unlikely Story on page 3 iney fcv strate their unhappiness over serious this is Weve got a ge nninp pmpr0pncv part of a a price freeze which they say cuts profits The situation was most serious in the metropolitan Norfolk Va area where an estimated 20 service stations out of 300400 Opened today at the start of nuine emergency In Waterbury Conn where dealers closed down 54 stations Wednesday and Thursday sta tions reopened to long lines of customers Protests there and in other opened today at the start 01 st first what some dealers said would j b exclusi to a ban on exclusive sales to II ICY O1C yCLL t Vi a JUJV quarter production cutback for j be a fourday strike j regular customers and to the GMs standard and midsize Hundreds of commuters lined federal price freeze INDEX Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map cars which involve furloughing 75000 hourly workers for vary ing periods through Mar 31 South Korean boats attacked Seoul AP T North Korea captured a South 4 Korean fishing boat and sank a second one today in an act of 14 grave deliberate armed pro 1112 vocation the South Korean 17 government charged 13li 5 up at the few open stations and still others waited in vain at pumps that remained closed which operators claim is strangling profits Seven gasoline retailer groups OvVKIl coouLUlC A giuuua The area has a population of i meeting in Fresno Calif nearly one million persons Virginia Gov Mills E Godwin was urged to declare the area to be in a state of emergency as city officials in Virginia Beach met to discuss the situation Chesapeake officials described the situation as grave Bill Grimes speaking for the Chesapeake Chamber of Com merce said federal and state officials dont know how dealers in Washington and Oregon issued an ultimatum to the federal government saying they would pump their tanks dry if their demands were not met by midnight Monday Spokesmen for the Evergreen Service Station Association of Washington and the Oregon Dealers Association said the demands included more police protection a minimum increase of five per cent in gasoline allocations and authority to raise prices in Portsmouth and representing 3400 of the states 1 20000 service staion operators Virginia Beach said hey had said they would take a vaca1 already received requests for tion March 22 unless they are granted a gasoline price in crease The 300member Southern California Retailers Association said it was planning a shutdown of service stations for Feb 24 About 2000 service station extra police protection as the closuregot underway in Virginia Federal energy chief William E Simon invoking the Emergency Petroleum Act of 1973 has directed service sta tions to treat all customers alike or be fined   

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