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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECATUR ILL 62525 PUBLICATION OFPICI Carbmdalt Murphyiboro 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Southern Illinoisan Volumt 82No Oc Copy 2 U Pagtt fnt fnu Hirrln Otiry Joura1 MONDAY FEBRUARY 181974 SIUC title complicated Fundraiser job simple Curtis Simic Mideast talks continue By Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and the foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia are continuing their talks on how to get disengagement negotiations started between Israel and Syria Kissinger met with Ismail Fahmy of Egypt and Omar Sakkaf of Saudi Arabia separately Sunday but today the three meet together The meetings began Saturday amid increasing indications that the Arab nations have linked promises of removing the oil embargo against the United States with the separation of Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan battlefield Kissinger spent several hours In meetings Sunday with Sakkaf Fahmi and Dr Sabah Kabani head of the Syrian diplomatic mission in Washington Kabani who recently arrived is his countrys first representative here since 1967 US sources cautioned against speculation that the holiday weekend talks were chiefly about the oil em bsrgo Fahmi told reporters he was representing the views of four heads of state King Faisal of Saudi Arabia President Anwar Sadat of Egypt President Hafez Assad of Syria and President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria Kissinger has indicated his willingness to become the go between for Damascus and Jerusalem but only if both sides indicated they were willing to make concessions In this regard Kissinger has been in daily contact with Israeli Ambassador Simcha Dinitz since the Arab foreign ministers arrived in Washington Saturday night With fighting and artillery duels taking place almost daily on the Golan front the immin ent peril is that some incident may escalate into fullscale re sumption of war By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Curtis Simic says his title director of sort of complicated andmis leading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale But he adds that the job is simple Simic is a fund raiser As thefirst fundraiser for SIUC Simic says he has his work cut out for him Basically Im a fund raiser who will try to bring in put side money from corporations and foundations Ill also be talking to individuals who want to help the university he said Simic says money will not be easy to raise for SIUC any university adding of course it will be hard in these times but this uni versity has a lot of friends in the area and around the state and well be telling all sorts of people what were doinghere Simic began his new a year job on Feb 1 Pre viously he was development director at the University of Tennessee medical center at Memphis He got that post in 1971 after receiving a bach elors degree in English and serving as director of alumni funds at Indiana University Bloomington While at Indiana Smic knew David R Derge then execu tive vice president of that uni versity Simic adds that Derge did not bring me with him to Carbondale I saw an ad in the Chro nicle of Higher Education and applied for the job I think it will be a challenge and hope to do better than I did at just a nor mal drive up for someone he said Indoing well for SIUC Si mic said he hopes to bring in more than the million per year he raised at the medical center That school has 2000 students and about 25000 alumni Last year SIUC received only in gifts Simic said He said he hopes to do much better during the next few years with 19000 students and 50000 alumni SIU should be getting much more money Simic said he couldnt pre dict amount of money be will be able to raise this year Bight now were talk ing about getting priorities from the deans so Ill be able to tell people why we need the money and what we hope to accomplish Then after this year Ill be able to set some goals for the future During the first year Simic will be dealing a lot with foun dations and corporations he said Well try to get a lot from a few in the beginning and then widen our base to the alumni and friends he said We wont talk to all graduates but will try to get in touch with those we think can help Simic predicted he will work mostly behind the scenes and I sure wont be making any speeches And he said there is no reason why this university cant get a lot of support both statewide and nationwide We are and should be do ing services and research peo pte are interested the new law and medical schools They also know that in these days schools cant count on tax dollars he said Simic also said he believes that SIUCs financial status and the possible lay off of some teachers may be an asset to getting money From the national atten tion people will have to know that we have budget problems and need additional money to do what we need to do he said Well have to wait and see but I dont think we have a bad reputation and I think this sure could be a plus in the end US Jordanian relations strained mners Poland ii one of the big gest producers of coal in Eu rope and its miners earn more than doctors and lawyers With the ail crisis biting into economies around the world Western countries are report edly swamping Poland with orders for increased coal de liveries Photo shows Polish miners working in a tunnel of the Katowice mine AP Wirephoto RAIN More gasoline diverted Cloudy tonight with 80 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms Low in the 40s Tuesday 60 per cent chance of rain high in the lower or middle 50s Classified 1M4 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 7 Editorials 4 Family living 6 Farm i 14 Iports M Weather details map 14 Washington AP More gasoline will be diverted to critically fuelshort parts of the country this week says Deputy Energy Administrator John C Sawhill Sawhill did not say what sec tions of the nation will benefit from the shift to be announced Tuesday but he indicated that they could include such problem areas as the East Coast Florida Arizona and WashingtonOregon Oil companies will be directed to shift their deliveries to some of the larger metropolitan areas where weve seen lines forming that are just intolerable Sawhffl said he expects the effect of the diversion to be felt in those areas in no more than a week after the order is issued An Energy Office spokesman said the extra gasoline for the critically short areas would come at least initially from oil company inventories In other major energyrelated events The president of Gulf Oil US said the recent onecent price hike granted some service station operators should have been larger and should have gone to all dealers group of petroleum ex perts urged President Nixon and Congress to launch a fiveyear search for new oil and gas reserves The Senate is nearing a key vote planned for Tuesday on a motion to return the emergency energy bill to HouseSenate conference for changes And Frank Ikard presi dent of the American Petroleum Institute called on the federal government to spend miUion in the next 15 years to solve the energy crisis The gasoline price increase criticized Sunday by Gulfs Z David Bonner on CBS Face the Nation allowed dealers whose allocation has been cut by 15 per cent or more to raise prices one cent per gallon Beirut AP Serious strains between the United States and Jordan traditionally Americas closest ally in the Arab world have surfaced in the wake of the Jordanian army disturbances two weeks ago Suspicions are being voiced in important Jordanian official circles about the US attitude toward King Hussein Informed sources say that at the very least there was a misunderstanding between the two governments over reports by the US Embassy in Amman to Hussein in London when Bedouin troops began demonstrating for higher pay The king whOiWas in the British capital early this month during the incident in the garrison town olZerga hurriedihome to han dle the crisis Hussein and the US charge daffaires in Pierre Graham have been in constant telephone contact in the past few Russia schedules missile test Moscow AP Russia will start testing ad vanced intercontinental ballistic missiles Tuesday the same day the SovietAmerican arms limitation talks resume in Geneva The new round of tests was announced late Monday by Tass which said it was authorized to announce that launchings of carrier rockets from the Soviet Union to the South Pacific would be made from Feb 19 to March 10 Gold price at new high London AP The price of gold jumped an ounce today to a new record of in London and Zurich onthe strength of reports that the Common Market governments were about to raise the official price of their gold holdings The American dollar eased slightly The rise in the gold price meant an increase of an ounce since the first of the year Misunderstanding seen offer army disturbances suspicions voiced days in an apparent effort to resolve the differences The misunderstanding ap pears to have been triggered by detailed reports on the demonstrations which the Embassy gave Hussein Cabinet level sources in Amman say the amount of detail in the reports gave rise to suspicion of US involvement in the demonstra or at least of advance knowledge of them Whether true or not it is symptomatic ofa level of suspicion about the United States never voiced in the Jordanian capital prior to the October war Jordanian officials are openly concerned about Washingtons attitude toward Husseins determined bid to regain at least temporary control over the Israelioccupied West Bank of the Jordan River which was captured in the 1967 war The Palestine Liberation Or ganization other Arab states are demanding that the West Bank as part of the final AJab Israeli settlement become the nucleus of an independent Palestinian state The US government has never taken a public position on future political control of the West Bank Hussein demands that when the Israelis withdraw Jordan should reoccupy the West Bank until a referendum of the Palestinian people determines the future of the area US officials dismiss reports of any conflict between the two countries as the work of anti American Arabs They say any misunderstandings are only the minor strains that arise in any relationship between close and firm allies They stress that King Husseins meeting with Presi dent Nixonlast week which was cancelled at US requestwhile Hussein was in London is ex pected to le held before the end of this month Washington said the meeting was postponed because Nixons schedule was overcrowded by the oil and energy conference Threat of shutdown ended Gas station operators granted concessions By the Associated Press Service stations in Oregon and Washington ended a threat to close down after regional energy officials tentatively approved a plan allowing them to give preferential treatment to regular customers The 60day experimental plan for stations in those states was included in an eightpoint agreement reached in Seattle Sunday night Organized sta tions in the two states had threatened to pump all their gas and then close to protest the ban on preferential treatment ordered last week by the Federal EnergyOffice Station operators in some other states however continued to consider a pumpout pro test against the ban In Seattle a joint statement issued after 10 hours of bargaining by negotiators for two dealers groups and regional FEO officials said dealers get ting at least 20000 gallons a month would be required to of fer only 70 per cent of their gasoline for sale to the general public The remaining 30 per cent could be set aside for special users including regular customers and those who have priority under federal regula tions Stations with less than 20000 gallons a month would be ex empt from the 70 per cent restriction The plan cannot go into effect until approved by national FEO officials in Washington DC where a meeting on thematter is scheduled Wednesday The agreement also promises support from the regional FEO office and the governors of both states in getting permission for the dealers to increase prices The dealers have asked for two cents per gallon more Gasoline siphoners keep poison center busy Pittsburgh AP The Pittsburgh Poison Center says it has been flooded with victims of the energy crisis people inadvertently swallow gasoline while siphon ing it We were getting at least 20 cases a day for a while Marge Stagman said Sunday while oni duty as a nurse at the center Its let up in the last week butj weve still had six or seven to day No deaths have been reported but several persons have been hospitalized Miss Stagman says the rash of cases doesnt necessarily mean the people involved were steal ing gasoline We had some who were siphoning it from their lawn mowers she said and we had others who owned two cars and were transferring the gasoline from one to the other Nixon apparently considers tapes crucial to prove case By Washington StarNews And Associated Press President Nixon apparently considers tape recordings of his conversations with fired White House counsel John W Dean IIT last March 13 and March 21 to be crucial to his hopes of prov ing himself innocent of the Watergate coverup The importance which he at taches to the two tapes became clear Sunday in the White Houses angry reaction to a published account which hinted but did not say directly that the two tapes may have been tampered with Nixons two top lawyers James D St Clair and J Fred Buzhardt were rushed to Florida in an air force jet to discuss the development with White House chief of staff Alex ander M Haig Jr who was in Key Biscayne with Nixon The Washington Post said Sunday the courtappointed panel of electronic experts stu dying the tapes which Nixon surrendered under a court order in November had found technical indications that two of the tapes might be copies in stead of original recordings The story said the dates of the two tapes suspected of being re recorded could not be learned with certainty But it added that investigators are con centrating on a key discussion of the Watergate coverup thati Dean maintained took place on March 13 1973 but which ap pears in the March 21 1973 tape St Clair said he would ask the justice department to conduct an investigation aimed at fin ding out who leaked the report Meanwhile a source close to Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski said the White House had urged the panel of electronic experts to concentrate on the gap in the June 20 1972 tape and put off further testing of other tapes They were not eager to have the experts go and test anything else the source said A White House spokesman said the White House had sug gested that the panel complete its work on the June 20 tape before taking on other matters But the spokesman said there was no suggestion that the other tapes be ignored Questioning the findings of the expert panel it helped select the White House said the much publicized gap in one of the tapes probably was caused by a defective recording machine St Clair issued a statement Sunday night disclosing the White House has made its own technical investigation which failed to support the earlier in dication by tape experts that the erasure was deliberate St Clair said widely ad vertised erasure marks found on the tape of a June 20 1972 conversation between Nixon and H R Haldeman then his staff chief could well have been and probably were caused by the admittedly defective recording machine St Clairs statement marked the first time the White House had pointed to the Uher recorder itself as the probable cause of the tape gap Rose Mary Woods Nixons personal secretary testified she might have ac cidently caused about five minutes of the gap but said she was not responsible for the full minutes The experts who suggested a deliberate erasure were ap pointed by US District Judge John J Sirica after being chosen by the White House and office of Watergate special pro secutor Leon Jaworski Those who made thelater technical investigation cited by St Clair were not immediately identified by the White House A spokesman said their names and credentials would be presented to Jaworski and to the court appointed panel Of the Post story St Clair acknowledged one of the court appointed panel members many weeks ago did express the opinion that two of the Presidents tapes could be re recordings He added i a technical investigation has been made with the result that the conditionsfound by this member are actually characteristic of the Sony recorder and do not indicate a rerecording was made The results of our technical in vestigation are being made available to the panel of ex perts A Sony machine was used to record Nixons conversations and Miss Woods at one point used a Uher in attempting to transcribe some of the tapes The Associated Press learned during the weekend from White House and other sources that lawyers for the White House and the special prosecutor had been told in early January of ten tative suspicions by tape experts that some recordings were not originals A source said the White House feared at the time the expert panel might mention the suspi cions to Sirica in reporting on the inquiry into the gap The experts said however that the tape with the gap in so far as we have determined is an original and not a copy St Clair said neither of the two tapes suspected by one ex pert of having been rerecorded involved conversations of last March 13 and March 21 between Nixon and John W Dean IHjhis ousted counsel   

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