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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 1H BOX 789 ILL 62525 Murphysbort Htrrln 710 N IIKneli 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume 12No 43lOe Copy 4 Paget to enbond to FrN fnu Hirrift BillyJwrnib WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 201J74 CirbendaltHMTtnMurphysbert Energy bill sent to House floor Washington CAP The House Rules Committee today cleared the way for final legislative action on emergency energy legislation but several members claimed the com mittees action would kill the controversial bill You killed the bill House Commerce chairman Harly 0 Staggers DWVa muttered to a member of the committee as he stalked from the room Rep James J Delaney DNY ranking Democrat on the Rules Committee agreed In voting unanimously to send the muchdelayed bill to the floor the committee declined to You killed the bill says angry Rep Staggers grant the legislation a blankel waiver against procedural points of order expected to be raised by several members of the House Instead the committee voted to allow members to raise points of order against the con Cor price hikes out Steel industry controls lifted Washington AP The Cost of Living Council to day lifted wage and price con trols from the billion iron and steel industry but ruled out a new round of price increases for 1974 model automobiles Council Director John T Dunlop cited reports that General Motors Corp was con sidering raising prices on its 1974 models for the third time The council lifted price con trols from the auto industry in early January in exchange for commitments that the major auto makers would not again raise prices on 1974 models unless there were major un foreseen economic develop ments I do not think price increases are in order for 1974 models in Hght of those commitments Dunlop told newsmen at a briefing He said he had talked as recently as this morning with officials of General Motors and said I do not believe there is any difference in our views about it The council said it was lifting wage and price controls from the iron and steel foundry in dustry as a part of its program to gradually lift controls from the economy It said there have been shortages of foundry products especially in steel castings for use in the auto and railroad in dustries Lifting of controls likely will result in some increase in foun dry product prices but these increases should have a modest impact on the economy the council said The foundry industry which includes 1364 firms employing 225000 workers has been operating at full capacity and is facing severe cost pressures for scrap metal its largest single material cost the council said Inflation was even worse than estimated Washington AP The government reported to day that inflation in the closing three months of 1973 was even worse than earlier estimates rising at an annual rate of 88 per cent This was the worst rate of in flation in 22 years since the 13 per cent increase in the first quarter of 1951 The government also reported that real growth of the economy in the fourth quarter of 1973 was 16 per cent an increase over the preliminary estimate of 13 per cent The figures were contained in the Commerce Departments revised report on the Gross Na tional Product a measure of the total output of services in the year goods nation and last The revised report said that for all of 1973 real economic was 59 per cent and in flationary growth was 54 per cent Last months preliminary report had placed real growth at 59 per cent but it escimaed in flaionary growth at 53 per cent The preliminary report that estimated the inflation rate in the fourth quarter at 79 per cent but this was raised upward in todays report to the whop ping 88 per cent The annual rate was seven per cent in the ttird quarter The Nixon administration is projecting a seven per cent in flation rate for 1974 with a high rate in the first part of the year and a lower rate in the second half troversial oil price rollback provisions of the bill and against a provision which would give the administration t e mp o r a r y authority to put energy con servation plans into effect without first sending them to Congress The committee also voted to allow the House to vote again on whether to give the administra tion power to order gasoline ra tioning Rep Richard Boiling DMo told the rest of the committee that if either of the points of order is sustained the bill would be dead An angry Staggers said he would take the bill to the House floor Thursday The measure which would roll back the price of roughly one quarter of the crude oil produc ed in the United States passed the Senate Tuesday by a margin large enough to override the promised veto Senate Interior Chairman Henry M Jackson D Wash said the rollback could reduce gasoline prices by 5 cents a gallon and cut soaring propane prices in half The bill passed the Senate Tuesday by a vote of 67 to 32 after surviving with surprising ease an administrationbacked effort to return the bill to con ference with the House After the vote Jackson said he was confident the Senate could override the presidential veto promised by federal energy chief William E Simon in a let ter to Minority Leader Hugh Scott However headded he could not predict what would happen in the House Simon said today that he can not guarantee that President Nixonwould veto a rollbackbut asserted he would recommend such action He said on theNBC Today program that he hoped a final version of the bill would be worked but without what he called the rigidities it would in troduce in the fuel market place In addition to the rollback Simon also objected to a pro vision that would make available an additional million in u n e m p 1 o y me n t benefits to workers laid off because of fuel shortages The bill also would suspend clean air standards temporarily in order to permit power plants to burn high sulfur coal and would grant Detroit a one year delay in meeting auto exhaust requirements The rollback provision would set the price of domestic oil currently exempt from Phase Four regulations at the con trolled level of per barrel The bill also establishes a ceil ing of beyond which oil prices could not rise But w he res the gas By the Associated Press Gasoline dealers in Illinois say theyll believe it when they see it the extra 627 million gallons the FederalEnergy Of RAIN Tonight mostly cloudy with 50 per cent chance of rain Warmer with lows 37 to 42 Thursday cloudy with rain and possible thunderstorms Highs 46 to 51 INDEX Classified 2528 TV Bridge Crossword 31 Editorials 4 Family living 67 Records 28 Sports 911 Weather details map 28 ficesaid will be released to the state for the remainder of the month Last week Gov Daniel Walker and Sen Charles H Percy an nounced that 6 million gallons were being diverted from several surrounding states to help ease the shortage in Illinois especially the Chicago area This gasoline dealers say never showed up and apparently never could be traced Walker also said 9 million gallons of setaside gasoline would be allocated to needy sections Dealers say when all this is added up more than 20 million gallons now seem to have been promised and the trickle has yet to start Walker called a news confer ence in Chicago today ap parently to try to clarify the mystery of the missing millions The order Tuesday byWilliam Simon federal energy ad ministrator releasing the extra 627 million gallons to Illinois immediately attempted to make clear that this amount replaces the 6 million gallons that were to be diverted but some Illinois officials still were not clear about it The latest syphoning by Simon will come he says from in ventories on hand gasoline in companyowned tank farms and in pipelines Frank Bunny Bread at Anna plant Photo by Terry Mauxy Area bread prices jump If all youre asking out of life is a ioaf of bread a jug of wine and thou be sure its good wine and the right thou Because the price of a loaf of bread has risen and it may rise again Southern Illinois grocers re port price jumps from two cents to seven cents over last weeks prices Bread prices recorded a ma jor jump in Murphysboro this week with some 24 ou n c e loaves topping the 60 cent mails Three stores reported in creasesfrom three to six centson various size loaves this week Harts Bread Store at 9th and Chestnut streets reported no changes in prices The Harts store lists a regular loaf at 23 cents a pound and a quarter loaf at 26 cents and the pound and a half loaf sandwich size at Slcents Daniels KwikShop at 18 N 10th St reported the 24 ounce loaf went from 55 to 61 cents this week with the regular loaf going up to 45 cents Charless Market at 18th and Spruce streets listed the regular loaf up from 41 to 47 cents and the 24ounce loaf up from 47 to 52 cents this week Bucks AG Store 415 S 20th St listed the regular loaf up from 42 to 45 cents and the 2tounce loaf up from 56 to 59 cents David Pulcher manager of Borens IGA Foodliner 1620 West Main St Carbondale said bread prices increased about two cents Tuesday Sandwich bread is now sell hig for 59 cents a loaf and regular l6ounce loaves are selling for 49 centsrhe said The manager of the A and P Grocery 207 W Monroe St Carbondale says the store has its own bakery the Jane Parker Bakery in St Louis and that prices have not in creased this week He said loaves are sell ing for 39 cents or three for Grocers say loaves cost two to seven cents more 95 cents Sandwich bread is priced at two loaves for 89 cents he said David Perry owner of the Mini Market Grocery Johns ton City said his prices from the Colonial Bread Co went up 4 cents a loaf Monday A large loaf of sandwich bread now costs 61 cents he said Moochies Grocery Herrin is also passing on the cost increase from Colonial Owner Mike Ottolini said the price went up 1 cent on all size loaves Benton Foodland has raised its price 2 cents on a large loaf and 3 cents on a smaller loaf Owner Ron Gerino said he has not noticed any panic buying The wholesale price of items like flour have gone up almost 100 percent since the first of the year said Tracy Hand store manager for A P Foods in Du Quoin Food prices today are go ing out of sight said Hand The price of our bread has increased seven cents in the past few months Norbert Huether manager of the Kroger Company Food Store in Sparta said the price of bread for his companys stores have not changed in thepast month We get our bread from the companys bakery in St Louis andthey have not in formed us of any expected price increase Huether said Of course that doesnt mean the cost wont be going up The wholesale price of flour has increased to 40 cents for every five pounds since the beginning of the year which has caused the price of a regular loaf of Twead to cost six to eight cents more than it did two weeks ago said Joe Scheffer manager of Pautler Grocery Inc Ches ter an independent retail grocer A one pound loaf of bread at Macks Big Star Marion will cost 47 cents and a loaf of sandwich bread 61 cents IGA customers can buy a one and onefourth pound loaf for 50 cents and a loaf of sandwich bread for 62 cents for most outside brands The IGA brand will continue at the present price because of advertised prices But after the special ends the price probably will go up like other brands Bill Pike store mana ger said Bob Bippen sales manager for a wholesale distribution center of Colonial Bread in terials to bakeries The distribution center dis burses bread to counties in Southern Illinois The wholesale price on some Colonial bakery products has increased up to four cents while prices have remained the same on some items Bip pen said Bippen agrees there may be a bread shortage if they dont quit exporting wheat Concprdid sfuderill fn exile St Louis AP Dissident students have left the campus of troubled Con cordia Lutheran Seminary and said they will continue their education for the ministry elsewhere The climax of a monthlong dispute that has threatened to split the 3milIionmember Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod followed the firing of 40 of 50 faculty members who refused to discontinue a class boycott over the Jan 20 suspension of Dr John H Tietjen as seminary president Terming the dismissals un Christian and immoral a stu dent statement said We find it impossible in good conscience to continue our education under the present seminary Board of Control About 500 students voted on Tuesday to follow the ousted Marion blames the increased faculty members to what they price for bread on rawma termed a seminary in axue If wheat exports continue By April loaf of bread could cost baker says 6 to 3 Supreme Court decision Court rules wiretap evidence valid Washington AP A divided Supreme Court to day held that evidence gathered through a courtordered wiretap can be used against persons not specifically under surveillance The 6 to 3 decision said that tha Federal Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1970 does not require law en forcement agencies to in vestigate every possible person a wiretap might incriminate before asking for a warrant The wiretap issue arose from a tap placed on the telephone of Irving Kahn in search of evidence of illegal gambling After the wiretap was install ed the government sought to use evidence gathered against Kahns wife Minnie The US Circut Court at Chicago suppressed the evidence against Mrs Kahn saying that the government should have in vestagated Mrs Kahn to determine if she might be in volved in illegal activities before asking for a warrant naming only her husband Writing for the majority Justice Potter Stewart said it was sufficent that the warrant specified a search for evidence of illegal gambling and that it included a request to gather evidence on as yet unknown The majority found tha neither me applicable sections of the Crime Control Act nor the wording of the specific court order for the Kahn wiretap re quired suppressing evidence of legally intercepted conversa tions of persons other than Irv ing Kahn Stewart said the Appeals Court decision could have had a substantial impact on law en forcement A requirement that the government fully investigate the possibility that any likely user of a telephone was engaging in criminal activities before ap plying for an interception order would greatly subvert the ef fectiveness of the law enforce ment mechanism that Congress constructed Stewart said Stewart maintained that the ruling would not give federal agents unfettered discretion to wiretap The court concluded that the act requires the naming of a person in the application or in terception order only when the law enforcement authorities have probable cause to believe that the individual is com mitting the offense for when the wiretap is sought At the same time the court continued the clear implication of the act is that no person need be named when there is probable cause thai a particular telephone is beingused to com mit an offense Justices Thurgood Marshall William 0 Douglas and William J Brennan Jr dissented Under todays decision a wiretap warrant apparently need specify but one name and a national dragnet b e c o m e s operative said Douglas In other action today the court v Ruled that either party In volved in a civil damage suit alleging housing discrimination has the right to a jury trial Overturned a government policy limiting federal general assistance benefits to Indians living on reservations The court said Indians living near a reservationwithin an Indian community and who maintains economic ties withthe reserva tion also are eligible for bene B r By Wanda Barras Of The Southern niinoisan If exporting wheat is not stopped the price of bread could reach per loaf and by April or May we may not have any bread says Jack Lewis of Lewis Brothers Bakery in Anna Theyve sold all the wheat to Russia and there are se veral million bushels yet to be exported Lewis says Lewis and some other bakers are meeting in Wash ington DC Monday and Tuesday to try to get an embargo on the exporting of wheat Lewis says the price of wheat is up to a bushel Last year abushel ofwheat cost Unless the export ing is stopped the price of a bushel of wheat could go to and a loaf of bread to he says Theyre going to sell it clean down until were out of it It takes two million bushels of wheat in pipe line to keep the bakeries running Lewis says By pipe line Lewis means the processing of wheat from the grain mill to the finished Any food commodity that Is being exported is costing more he says We ought to keep this food here Why should we export it when were short Lewis said While the rising cost of wheat isa prime factor in the bread price increase Le wis says there have been in creases in all production costs Diesel fuel to rim the plants truck has gone up 140 per cent he says and every bak ery in the country will have contracts coming up and peo ple have to have more money to pay higher prices for commodities Lewis says bakers are en couraging residents to write to their representatives in Washington in support of an embargo on wheat Lewis Brothers Bakers op erates five plants in the Mid west The bakerys bread units went up an average of three cents per loaf Lewis says James Dalbey office mana ger at the Anna bakery says flour has risen from to a hundred pounds shortening has tripled In price and diesel fuel to run bakery trucks has increased two and onehalf times before taxes during the past year And there is a shortage of plastic bags dependent on pe troleum products for manu facture Wheat has averaged a 20 cent increase per bushel ia price every day he says And for every 20cent increase in the price of wheat flour goes up 50 cents per hund red pounds Flour makes up 52 per cent of the bread Dal bey says The wholesale price of bread has not risenin propor tion to the cost of materials to bakers he adds Every week the price ot commodities to bakers in creases and the price increas es to bakers comes so fast I cant keep track of them Dalbey says Dalbey says more than 100 bakeries have gone out of bu siness since the price of wheat started going up He says unless the exporting is stopped bakeries will be out of wheat for bread by midApril i   

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