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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 3, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N 16th Sou Volume 82No S230e a Copy Five sections Family Weekly Comics Tabloid In nor to Prw Herrin Dilly Journal Murptiyjboro SUNDAY MARCH 3 1974 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphyibow If you want to go houWnunting you may have to go in a small car 11 Aftlrt By Joanne Wood Of The Southern Illinoisan Wanted Home on the EDGE of town with small plot of land That advertisement may not fit everyones idea of the Great American Dream but it qualifies for the title of thenext best thing in the minds of many homeseekers Many people perhaps a little frightened by the higher price of gasoline said Ray Coleman Chester real estate broker have given up plans for real outin the country liv ing That has turned out to be unrealistic so now most have compromised for the edge of town If I could provide all of the homes that people have requested on the edge of Ches ter he said the town would be surrounded by 20 miles of edge Coleman said that the pat tern of movement seemed to be a movement of younger families to the edge But old er people want something clo ser to a shopping area The price of gasoline used extensively by real estate salespersons driving around to show prospective buyers available property has not affected Colemans business so far he said And Robert L Krudwig of United Farm Agency in Anna agreed that he has not hesitated to drive customers wherever they may want to look But more people are com ing to the office weekdays instead of weekends now he said Our long distance tele phone inquiries have literally doubled since gas became both higher in price and har der to get in some areas Krudwig said We now have fewer lookers and more buy ers Because United advertises rural properties in large city newspapers most of the agen cys potential customers are looking for retirement or va cation homes and sometimes for investment property People used to drive to Southern Illinois in the sp ring or fall stop by the office and want to be driven around Krudwig said Now they call first about a speci fic property Most of Krudwigs custo mers are not concerned with how homes are heated But most want fireplaces and if the house they chose doesnt have one they usually talk about1 the bestplace to build one inside The only people he knows who want to move into town to be closer to those conven ient shopping areas are people who have lived in country homes with large surrounding acres of property Most of them dont want to farm anymore nor do they want the responsibility of the land Krudwig said Emma Baggott owner of Twin County Realty Co Anna said she had property over a fairly largeSouthern Illinois area to show but Im absolutely afraid to use the gas to go out and look Governors threatened Three New England gover nors who have received a threatening statement by the Symblonese Liberation Army Kenneth Curtis of Maine and from left Covs Meldrlm Francis Sargent of Massachu Thomson of New Hampshire setts The FBI said It was not known who sent the let ters APWirephoto Heath woos Liberal vote c New York Times London Prune Minister Edward Heath moved Saturday to win the sup port of the Liberal Party in his attempt to remain in power despite the severe setback in the general elections Heath whose Conservative Party will be outnumbered by the opposition Labor Party in the new House of Commons met at 10 Downing Street with Jeremy Thorpe the Liberal Party leader Thorpe and the 13 other Liberals in the 635seat House will hold much of the balance of power Carbondale Robbers take from Burger Chef Two armed men stole about from the Burger Chef Drive In 312 E Main St Carbondale Et pm Saturday An employe who asked that her name not be used said the two men walked in pointed pistols at her and told her to put the cash register money on the counter I was scared At first I thought they were a couple of kids with masks on I put the bills on the counter and they raked it off and ran out They said they didnt have time to get the change she said The employe described the men as black about 5 feet 10 inches in height and ofaver age weight One had a black scarf around his face and the other a red bandanna she said Carbondale police said late Saturday night they were still investigating and could not re lease any information 3rd in 3 weeks CCHS wins another speech tournament Carbondale Community High School won the individual events sweepstakes at the Il linois High School Speech Dis trict contest held Saturday at Mt Vernon It is the third tournament Carbondale has won in the past three weeks according to Theodora Bach director at Illinois High School Speech Association activities at CCHS Team event winners were Readers Theater Mt Vernon first Murphysboro second Sparta third Dramatics Cen tralia Carbondale Sparta First place individual win ners oratorical declamation Brenda Penny Sparta prose Melissa Malkovich Benton humorous duet Speakman and McCune Christopher or iginal comedy Suzanne Heins Murphysboro special occa sion speaking Greg Triggs Sparta verse Beverly Walk er Benton original oration Mary Brayshaw Du Quoin radio John Seibert Carbon dale extemporaneous Mary Kay Moore Benton dramatic interpretation Janis Orrell Mascoutah humorous inter pretation Bethanne McNich ols Carbondale dramatic duet Kathy Kirby and Susan Shiplett Carbondale The first second and third place contestants from the Mt Vernon tournament will advance to sectional speech competition to be held March 16 at Granite City The discussions between Heath and the Liberals are regarded as crucial to breaking the Parliamentary Stalemate Britain has not faced such a political crisis in 45 years After an 80minute meeting a statement said the two party leaders discussed the urgent need for an administration which could carry on the business of government It ad ded that no commitments were entered into by either side although it was agreed to treat the talks as entirely con fidential The final returns in Thursdays elections confirmed that neither of the major parties will hold an overall majority of 318 seats Labor won 301 seats the Conservaties 296 the Liberals 14 the Welsh Na tionalists 2 the Scottish Na tionalists 7 Northern Ireland Parties 12 and others 3 Heath whose Conservative majority of 16 seats was wiped out in the voting desperately needs the votes of the Liberals as well as some from the other smaller parties to continue to govern Neither the Conserva tive Party nor Labor Party will have an overall majority with just the 14 liberal votes Because Labor also fell short of the magic figure of 318 even opposition politicians conceded that Heath was acting within his constitutional rights to try to stay on However they criticiz ed him on moral grounds saying that he should step aside and allow Labor to govern because of his failure to win the strong mandate he sought Harold Wildon the leader of Italian premier offers to quit Cc New York Times Rome Premier Mariano Rumor presented his r e s i g n a t i on Saturday and those of his ministers to President Giovanni Leone The head of state asked Rumor and hiscabinet to stay in office as a caretaker ad ministration until a new government formed the Labor Party who was ousted by Heath and the Conservatives in 1970 remained silent Satur day and spent the weekend in the country He saidFriday that Laborwas prepared to forma government because it was vital to deal decisively with the economic and industrial crisis facing the nation The prospect of another elec tion within the next year also looms Variable cloudiness windy and warm with highs in upper 70s today South to southwest winds at 15 to 22 mph in afternoon diminishing to night Chance of thunderstorms and showers today Monday continued high temperatures with chance of rain 30 per cent Trico kills three tax proposals Voters in the Trico Unit School Distict 176 defeated three tax rate increase in a Satur day election According to James Davis as sistant superintendent and school board secretary the pro posal to decide whether to issue in bonds to re pair the five grade schools was defeated by 1082 residents who voted no to 798 who voted yes A second ballot proposal ask ing whether voters wanted to increase the educational fund tax rate from to per equalized assessed eval uation was also defeated Yes votes totaled 351 and to 1231 against the proposal The third proposal asking whether voters wanted to in crease the building fund rate rom 375 cents per equal zed assessed valuation to 50 cents was defeated by 1227 ag ainst 345 for the proposal at property anymore The burden is all on the salesperson she said to show whatever the customer wants to see Ithas turned into a real problem when someone has to drive a custo mer say allthe way to John son County to see some pro perty and the car doesnt get very good mileage Mrs Baggott finds that cus tomers are veryinterested in whether a house has a fire place and if it is In good working condition And most wouldbe buyers of homes want enough sur rounding land to provide gar den space she said At least that Is more true this year than last Don Gentry of Carterville real estate broker was es pecting what he called a slow year but has found many people asking about property outside city limits There are not as many people moving around as we had anticipated and fewer are building houses he said But before the fuel crisis we couldnt sell a house with coal heat This has changed People are interested now and are concerned about service if the house is heated with gas or oil Whether the energy crisis is causing more people to in quire about buying elsewhere Krudwig as well as Gentry are finding that most custo mers are at least asking about buying property outside of town Even people who live in small towns want to live away from town Krudwig said An employe at Kennedy Real Estate Co in Murphys boro said that driving poten tial buyers around was no handicap so far but some times on Saturday evening I ended up with no gas in the car and no place to fill it up until Monday She believes that people still want to buy or even rent farms if they are not too far away from their work It all depends on how brave people are especially when no one knows what the fu ture will bring Gary Hill salesman for Cherry Realty Co in its Car bondale office believes that the fuel crisis is definitely influencing where p e o p chose to locate People are making deci sions about moving closerto their work instead of chosing to live in a particular town or part of the area they like he said But Hill says that is true for area residents more than for outoftowners who are mo ving into Southern Illinois People from metropolitan areas such as Chicago are not so concerned with com muting distances as those who have lived here longer he said They are used to living in suburban communities and driving sometimes for an hour between home and work and back again at nigh t Hill said Its a way of life as flar as they are concern ed Nixon said to be in on coverup c New York Times Washington The Watergate grand jurors concluded that President Nixon was involved in the Watergate coverup and they decided a month or more ago to urge the courts to turn over their con clusions and evidence to the House impeachment inquiry authoritative sourcessaid Saturday According to the sources the grand jury first began con sidering last summer the possibility that Nixon had joined a conspiracy to obstruct central coverup charge contained in anindict ment the grand jury issued day against seven former White House and Nixon reelection campaign officials The jurors were said to have been advised by the original Justice Department prosecutors lowever that the constitution did not permit the indictment of an incumbent President The sources said that the grand jurors decided earlier this year after the House judiciary committee began an impeach ment inquiry to explore the issuance of a sealed report on Nixons role that would be Mitchell mistrial threatens New York AP The threat of a mistrial is hanging over the governments criminal conspiracy case against former Atty Gen John tf Mitchell and excommerce Secretary Maurice H Stans Judge Lee P Gagliardi of United States District Court suspended the historic trial Fri day for what he called ap parent excesses in the opening statement of Asst US Attorney James W Rayhill Defense at torneys demanded the mistrial if ter Rayhill instructed the Authoritative sources soy Watergate grand furors wonf courf to turn evidence over to impeachment inquiry to the committee A sealed reportand recom mendation were issued by the grand jury Friday to Chief Judge John J Sirica of the United States District Court Simultaneously the Watergate special prosecutors office gave Sirica a large locked briefcase that Richard BenVeniste of the prosecutors staff said was relevant to the sealed report The sources said that the re port outlined the grand jurys conclusion about Nixons pos sible involvement in the conspir acy to obstruct justice and that the briefcase contained docu ments and other evidence on which the conclusions were based Sirica was said to be prepared Their conclusions reportedly were based on a number pi items of evidence now locked in the briefcase The sources said that two of the relevant matters had been alluded to however in the 50page coverup indictment returned by the jury Friday The first matter was the grand jurys description of a series of overt acts leading from a March 21 1973 meeting to decide soon perhaps as the Presidents office a as Monday whether to turn the later that day oaiuuuuaj ft V Tr COIP of material over committee to the House One official familiar with the nature of the report stated it Saturday Siricas decision could determine whether im peachment will take one month or six The grand jury has had access to Vbite House tape recordings of Watergate consersations and other evidence which the Judiciary yet to obtain for its own investigation of Nixons conduct in office The sources said that at least 19 of the 23 members of the grand jury had agreed to take some action that would hold Nixon accountable for the cover up to E Howard Hunt Jr one of the convicted Watergate con spirators The second matter was the grand jury charge that H R Haldeman the former White House chief of staff lied when he testified under oath to the Senate Watergate Committee that the President had said at the same March 21 meeting that it would be wrong to raise million to pay the Watergate burglars for their silence The perjury charges strongly suggested that the accusation was based on the contents of a tape recording of the March 21 meeting The recordings had been obtained under subpoena by the special prosecutors Ford also says report should go to committee New York Times News Service Phoenix Ariz and Associated Press Vice President Gerald Ford said Saturday that contents of a secret report compiled by a federal grand jury in the Watergate case should be turned over to the House Judiciary Committee which is considering the impeachment of President Nixon The Vice Presidents com ments on the secret report came during an informal news con Iference at the Mountain who indicted the two exCabinet members for conspiracy ob struction of justice and perjury The defense objected con ending the remark was pre judicial and implied the jury should inferMitchell and Stans were guilty because they were ndicted Actually anindictment only is considered an accusa ion Gagliardi is expected tomake iis decision on the mistrial mo tion on Monday Courtroom observers speculate however the judge would be hesitant to discharge the jury which has been carefully isolated from news media and from announcement Friday in Washington of the Watergate grand jury in dictments of seven former top aides to President Nixon in cluding Mitchell Announcement of the in dictments in the Watergate scheme to cover up the breakin and bugging of Democratic na tional headquarters in the Watergate Building has been purposely delayed until the Mitchell Stans jury wasj ielected and sequestered White House denies quash move planned Washington AP High White House officials rejected as sheer ly speculative Saturday reports that President Nixons attorneys were planning to try to quash a sealed grand jury report now in the hands of the chief Watergate judge The officials insisted that Nixons attorneys have no plans to attempt to block any move by US District Judge John J Sirica to turn the secret report over to the House Judiciary Committee now considering resolutions seeking Nixons im peachment After seven of Nixons former top White House or campaign aides were indicted by the grand jury Friday the panel handed Sirica the sealed report which the judge said he would keep secret for the time being his wife are spending a long weekend Asked if he felt that the House Judiciary Committee was the proper place to consider in volvement or noninvolvement of President in the Watergate coverup Ford replied Oh of course thats what the Constitution provides that the House of Representatives in the first instance should consider any impeachment charges Any evidence submitted by anyone including the grand jury ought to be put into the mill by the HouseCommittee on the Judiciary Asked if he thought that should include evidence ac cumulated by the grand jury in the Watergate case he replied Oh I think so good or bad I would think thats the proper thing But to speculate about whats in it the secret report and the reasons for the action is irresponsible In New Orleans National Republican chairman George Bush said Saturday he expects some convictions to result from the Watergate indictments He said his overriding concern Is to get it all behind us Bush here to address Louisiana Republicans said he based his expectations on the laws of probability I would like to think that everybody is inno cent but Im not going to make that kind of prediction The indictments were return ed by a federal grand jury in Washington on Friday named seven men including President Nixons onetime high com mand H R Haldeman John D Bhrlichman and John N Mitchell Inside today LAST ONEROOM SCHOOL in area has only nine pupils but parents and pupils hate to see it go Story by Barb Leebens Page 22 PRESCHOOL at John A Logan College provides fun and learning for youngsters in story by Kathie Pratt Page 17 ANYONE CAN LEARN ar chery in Murphysboros new indoor shooting range Story by Ken Kimsey Page 2A En tertainer PREP BASKETBALL tour ney tempo increases this week Pages 1011 JERRY KELLUM hopes to lead Murphysboro to state cage tournament Page 11 INDEX 7 Ann Landers ISA Bridge A Business 2526 Byline BG Classified 3133 Crossword 14A Editorials 24 Family Living 171 Finance 2730 7 Sports Television 1A14A Weather 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