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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 17, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICi Carbondale Murphysboro Herrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Southern Illinoisan Volume CepyS Comics Family Weekly 2 Tabloids 2 Supplement irboiuuli Prau Hirrln Dally Journal I SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17 1974 Walker promises team approaclrtoaid Kaskaskia By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan After hearing about this Mul tiple problems facing residents of Kaskaskia Island Gov Da niel Walker decided a team approach not a picemenal ap proach is needed to find solu tions The governor told 350 persons at the island grade school Sat urday that on Feb 25 he would have representatives from the state office of Civil Defense Dept of Transportation Dept of Local Governmental Affairs Dept of Conservation and the Dept of Agriculture on the is land The Island was flooded on Ap ril 27 when the Mississippi River topped levees that later broke I understand you have a pro blem with vandalism at night Ive been told the county does not have sufficient funds to hire B deputy sheriff to stay on the island I pledge to you funds BO you can hire a town con stable to work nights Well be working with the mayor said Gov Walker Many island residents ex pressed concern that those liv ing outside the village of Kas kaskia are not eligible for feder al flood insurance To be eligible for federal flood Insurance persons must live in ten area having a building code I urge the county to pass Pledges funds for constable such a code I urge you to use people power A large group should attend the next county board meeting he said Kenneth Stellhorn RRed Bud a county commissioner said county zoning is a priority of the board members I understand only a building code not zoning is needed to qualify and not for the entire county but only for the flood plain areas said Gov Walker He noted the grade school fac ilities are inadequate and said we will commit ourselves at the state level to providing funds for reconstruction of the school The old school was badly da maged by flood waters School is being conducted in the gym nasium Ive been talking with some representatives from your area who are interested in the island being tied directly to Illinois via the Chester Bridge Im go The Rev Joseph Sense pas tor of the Catholic church on the island said Thess people belong to Illinois and the island should be connected to Illinois whether or not it is feasible If we are going to belong to remain a part of Illinois The governor said Kaskaskia is a part of Illinois and will remain a pat of Illinois Presently persons must tra vel through Missouri to get to the Illinois island Sen Thomas Eagleton and Gov Warren Bond both of Mis souri support conversion of the Chester bridge to a free bridge The toll bridge linking Missouri and Illinois is owned by the City of Chester Gov Walker said he had been in contact with the Dept of Transportation regarding the bridge and favors its conver sion to a free bridge Island residents are con cerned because federal funds have been made available only to restore the levee to its pre vious heighth They want an 8or 10foot cap The State of Illinois is not in the business of building le vees but I pledge you my sup port and state support in try ing to get federal funds for Gov Daniel Walker wearing a construction htlmtt surveys a large break in the levee around Kaskaska Island Saturday AP wirephoh ing to ask the Dept of cap which would forever portation to study this to see end flooding problems on Kas if its feasible said the gover nor kaskia Island said the gover nor Bodyguards to protect FEOchief So thats what Buzhee try falls hedge apples QOvemOf SIU fund hike this year are good for At a meeting Saturday on Kaskaskia Island Gov Daniel Walker said he usually visits srnall community within the state every Saturday usually without giving notice He related that one such trip had been discouraging Hed met a disappointed job seeker a Republican precinct committeeman a barber who was angry because he thought the governors long hair was hurting the barbering b u s i ness and a dissatisfied may or Luckily I then met a nice elderly couple They asked me if I knew what hedge apples were good for I said my younger son had found a use for them during my campaign walks Hed throw them at me The couple said hedge ap ples have a smell that mice dont like said the governor So if anyone asks you what you learned from the meet ing with the governor you can say I learned I can keep mice out of the house by scat tering a few hedge apples in the basement said Gov Walker By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Sen Kenneth Buzbees hopes of getting at least 000 for Southern Illinois Uni versity at Carbondale were killed Saturday after he spoke with Gov Daniel Walker The governor said he did not feel he could commit him self at this time to more funds for SIU saidSen Buzbee DCarbondale The senator had hoped to get at least because that amount would save the jobs of 28 tenured university employees who are scheduled to lose their jobs in June be cause of budpet cutbacks of nearly million They are among nearly 100 faculty members to be laid off When the governor was ask ed if he reacted favorably to Sen Buzbees request he re plied Ive already stated that I did not agree with the universitys decision to cut back personnel If the admin istration at Carbondale cam pus had tackled the budget problem the same time the same way the Edwardsville administration did there would not have to be lay offs The governor said he would further explain the budget at the time he takes it to the General Assembly The SIUEdwardsyille cam pus has announced it will not be forced to lay off any em ployes Becauseof the budget cut backs Buzbee has formed a Save SIU Committee which is composed of various cam pus and community groups He calls the committee bi partisan The governor did say he would meet with the commit tee and representatives from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the SIU Board of Trustees this s u m m e r said Buzbee When I started to explain to the governor what the uni versity at Carbondale means to the area culturally educa tionally and economically he said he was aware of the importance of the university to Southern Illinois He said hes discovered that in his walk throughout the state said the senator Washington AP Federal energy chief William E Simon has been assigned Secret Service bodyguards the Treasury Department and Federal Energy Office confirm ed on Saturday Officials would not say why the protection had been assigned Arabs here on oil Meet with Kissinger on embargo to but Charles Arnold a Treasury spokesman said draw your own con clusions Asked if Simon had been threatened Arnold said I cannot tell you We do not com ment on threats Its been determined by the Treasury that its justified he said Otherwise we wouldnt have it The Treasurey Department supervises the Secret Service Jack Warner a Secret Service spokesman said the protection had been assigned to Simon last Monday Simon began a vacation in Florida Wednesday The guards accompanied him on a com mercial jetliner flight the energy office said but would not comment Florida on his location in By Leslie H Cslb c New York Times Washington The Egyptian and Saudi Ara bian foreign ministers arrived in Washington Saturday night for talks with Secretary of State Henry Kissinger presumably about the Arab oil embargo against the United Statesand possible IsraeliSyrian negotia tions The two ministers were sent said a fullscale Arab summit meeting will be held in Lahore Pakistan next Friday to learn the results of the Washington meeting from Sakkaf and Fahmy American officials said that they had no clue about what the envoys would say but assumed that something new was to be proposed about the oil embargo and IsraeliSyrian talks here following a twoday American officials said that meeting in Algeria which ended jit was their understanding that Thursday of the leaders of at the meeting in Algeria King Egypt Saudi Arabia Syria and Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Algeria The ministers Ismail President Anwar Sadat of Egypt Fahmy of Egypt and Omar I had urged the lifting of the oil Sakkaf of Saudi Arabia stopped boycott and the beginning of off in Paris on their way to IsraeliSyrian talks They were Washington Kissinger conferred with President Nixon in Key Bis cayne Fla Saturday before flying back to Washington for the meeting with the Arab foreign ministers apparently opposed the official said by President AlAssad of Syria and President Houari Boumediene of Algeria who also argued for getting Israeli com mitments on withdrawal from Arab territories before Meanwhile in Tripoli Libya j restarting the flow of oil had agreed on a new formula it was still likely to link the lifting of the embargo with Israeli withdrawls Theyll tie the two together one official said because they think thats the only way for us to keep the pressure up on Israel Whatever the Arab position high American officials said in interviews the United States strategy will be twofold First they said Kissinger would continue trying to separate the lifting of the oil embargo from the start of IsraeliSyrian negotiations Second he will continue seek ing to reconcile the demands of Syria for Israeli troop withdrawals before turning over a list of prisoners and Israels insistence on receiving the prisoner list and arranging for Red Cross visits before beginn ing talks on any other sub ject After the Israelis and Egyp tians agreed on Jan 18 to the informants close to LibvanI Some American officials separation of their forces of President Moammar Khadafyi declared that even if the Arabs fidals said Sadat told Kissinger that he would use his influence to bring the oil embargo to an end in return for continued American good offices in the negotiations Faisal according to the same officials went even further in authorizing President Nixon to say in his State of the Union address that the Arabs would hold an urgent meeting on lift ing the embargo One high State Department official said that the language in the Presidents address had been negotiated with Faisal An other official said Faisal had used that exact language in a letter to Nixon Meanwhile Kissinger has said publicly and privately that it would be dangerous and unfair for the Arabs to persist in link ing oil diplomacy to Israeli troop withdrawals dangerous because American political opi nion could insist on economic retaliation and unfair because Washington has already demonstrated its good faith as a mediator Hearst kidnapers now say sincere effort acceptable Berkeley Calif AP The kidnapers of heiress Patricia Hearst told her family Saturday they will accept a effort on your part in meeting their demands for a multamilhon dollar food give away to the states poor Miss Hearst added in a tape recording delivered to the family that it was never in tended that you feed the whole state and said if the FBI uses force to free her she expects to be killed The comments of Miss Hearst and a man identifying himself es a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army made it clear the kidnapers do not expect the Hearst family to spend the up to million it would take to give in free food to all the states needy In the tape recording delivered to the family a man identifying himself as a general field marshal of the SLA said The people are awaiting your gesture You may rest assured that we are quite able to assess the extent of your sincerity in this matter and we will accept a sincere effort on your part We are quite able and aware of the extent of your capability as we are also aware of the needs the people The comments of that man identified in the tape as General Field Marshal Chin came at the end of a longer recording in which MissHearst assured her family she is fine and expects to be freed by her captors if an attempt is made to meet the kidnapers demands I would like to emphasize that I am alive and that I am well said the voice of the 19 yearold college sophomore who was kidnaped on Feb 4 Secref Service says Nixon has sayso on guarding Agnew Washington AP A Treasury Department spokesman declared Saturday the Secret Service will continue to guard former Vice President Spiro T Agnew until President Nixon orders the protection ended his knowledge the Treasury had not yet received a letter in which the General Accounting Office said it would not allow any more payments for Agnews Secret Service contingent as of Monday In the letter sent Friday to Treasury Secretary George P Shultz GAO Comptroller General Elmer B Staats paymentsfor the agents were not authorized under any law Agnew and his wife vaca tioning in Palm Springs Calif are being protected by an escort of agents estimated at between 12 and 21 by Rep John E Moss DCalif Moss has been an outspoken critic of the continu ing Secret Service protection provided Agnew since his resignation more than four months ago Agnew has been seen at the Tamarisk Country Club Golf Course in Palm Springs At least one of he men ac companying Agnew on the golf course identified himself to newsmen as a Secret Service agent The agent was once seen loading Agnews clubs into a motorized golf cart The Secret Service will maintain a cover on Agnew until the President tells us dif ferently the Treasury spokesman in Washington said Gasoline buyers face triplesqueeze weekend By The Associated Press Gasolinehunting motorists in tome areas ot the country faced a triple squeeze this weekend rationing Washingtons Birth day closings and protests by service station operators They also learned theres a price hike in the offing at many gas sta tions Rationing plans most of them based on the oddeven Oregon system were in effect In eight states and the District of Columbia A similar system takes effect in New Hampshire on Monday and in Vermont on Tuesday Gasoline dealers some of whom have threatened shut downs to press their demands for higher prices and to protest new government rules about preferential treatment forj urban areas and about two regular customers got thirds of the stations in rural good news on Saturday areas would be closed on Sunday John C Sawhill deputy adj and said as many as half the ministrator of the Federal stations would be closed Mon Energy Office said that station day operators whose allocations have been cut by more than 15 per cent can add another penny pergallon to the price of fuel beginning next month The Washingtons Birthday holiday on Monday complicated the situation Many station owners who have been closing regularly on Sunday decided to take a long weekend prompting motorists to try to stock up on Friday and Saturday The problems were worst In the big cities The Automobile Club of Southern California estimated that 99 per cent of the in Every day of the week sta tions are starting to close earlier and earlier said Mike Masinter of the auto club This whole thing has surprised even added I never thought it would get this bad The government regulations on preferential treatment drew criticism from some state of ficials Eckardt C Beck the Con necticut energy administrator said Its impossible to enforce the regulations issuing contradictory clarifica tions Beck said Im pretty fed up with Washington Discussing the price In creases Sawhill said the boost was the result of a meeting between FEO officials and a dealers group A similar one generally allowing motorists to purchase fuel on alternate days depending on their license plate numbers were in effect Saturday in Oregon New Jersey Hawaii the state of Washington Maryland New York Massachusetts and cent hike for dealers exj Pennsylvania They also were in elusive of boosts related to wholesale fuel costs was allowed in January Allocation figures have varied from state to state but the na tionwide average is about 85 per cent of the 1972 base level and Sawhill estimated that about half the countrys service sta tions would be a bit below that and would qualify for a price increase The Illinois average is Rather than sitting down about 82 per cent of the 1972 with gasoline retailers the base level Federal Energy Office keeps GaaollM rationing plans effect in parts of Connecticut West Virginia Florida North Carolina California Virginia and Arizona Rationing or allocation plans on a statewide basis were under consideration in Arkansas California Rhode Island Georgia North Carolina South Carolina Connecticut Arizona and Minnesota Illinois Gov Daniel Walker last week said he would consider Instituting the oddeven system In Chicago ana only Turkey will lift opium ban Ankara Turkey AP Orhan Eyuboglu a Turkish government minister said Sturday that Turkey would soon lift its ban on opium poppy cultivation imposed two years ago at American request The minister made the an nouncement through a state ment published in fee daily newspaper Cumhuriyet He said the ban would be lifted by government decree The government has to act speed because the planting season is near he said Poppy seeds have to be sown no later than April Turkey banned poppy cultivation in 1972 and in return Washington granted Turkey million which it is paying in in stallments News in brief Walker OKs 55 mpfi bill Percy to run in three primaries Springfield AP Gov Daniel Walker has sign ed a bill passed by the Illinois Generzl Assembly reducing the states maximum speed limit from 70 to 55 miles per hour The new law will become ef fective Feb 25 nine days ahead of a deadline imposed by the Federal Government which threatened to withold highway construction funds from states which did not lower their speed j limits to help conserve fuel Chicago AP Sen Charles H Percy RI11 says he plans to enter the 1976 presidential race with the pri maries in Illinois Wisconsin and The government did not say how much Turkey expected otk f earn by resuming poppy cultivation In Washington a State Department spokesman said the United States had not been notified of the Turkish move He Michigan Percy disclosed his plans Fri during a meeting with enter eight to 12 presidential primaries seeking the GOP no mination Springfield AP An Atomic Energy Commis sion official says an AEC task force has rejected as a bad idea the coal resource center Gov Daniel Walker des cribed as a definite proposal for which a site selection com mittee had already been named Si a still unpublished report to the office of AEC Chairman Dixey Lee Ray the task force recommends that the coal cen ter idea be dropped and that government concentrate instead on efforts to support industrial research and development of coal gasification and lique faction plants the official said political writers in Chicago toin a telephone interview added that Washington would not make any decision about paying the remainder of the million until it was informed by the Turkish government that the ban was lifted He said poppy planting would be allowed originally in four or seven districts Mostly sunny and warmer today with highs near 60 fair and warmer tonight with lows between 35 and 40 Monday sunny and wanner with high in the middle 60s Inside today THE RESTORATION of Creole House in Prairie du Rocher is told by John Ste ward photos by Ed Greer page 26 A WOMANS PLACE takes on meaning at the Carbon dale Womens Center Story by Kathie Pratt pictures by Jack Griggs Page 21 CUMULATIVE VOTING Does it further a discord ant element in party affairs Page 27 UCLA UPSET a second night in a row Page 13 INDIANA TAKES Big Ten basketball leadership Page 14 HERRIN KNOCKS Mt Ver non from share of South Seven Conference basketball lead Page 15 THE LITTLE MAN finds a place in sports Doggin It Page 16 Ann Landers 15A Bridge 6A Business 2930 Byline GB 2 Classified 3538 Crossword 6A Editorials 28 Family Living 212J Finance 3134 5 Sporh 1720 Television M6A Weather details map S   

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