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Publication: Southern Illinoisan March 6, 1974

Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 6, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois OFFIC1 Carbondale Murphysboro Horrin i 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Itth Volume 82Nb iJtOe Copy Pour Sections Tabli Willis Moore at Senate committee hearing AP Moore rejection By Dave Butler Of The Southern Dlinoisan Willis Moore will remain a voting member of the Sou thern Dlnois University Board of Trustees until at least early April when the Walker admin istration will ask the full Il linois Senate to override an executive committee recom mendation a and confirm Moore Moore 69 a retired philo sophy department chairman at SlUCarbondale was turn ted down Tuesday by the com mittee The vote was 105 along party lines except for Sen Clifford Latherow of Car thage the only Republican supporting Moore Tim Reim assistant press secretary to Gov Daniel Walker said today that under en agreement between the governors office and the se nate Moores nomination will not be considered until some time in early April Moore must receive 30 votes to be confirmed There are 30 Republicans and 29 Demo crats in the senate Moore is a registered Democrat In the meantime we hope to round up the votes for Moore Renn aid We think we can convince a couple of Republicans to support Moore but its not going to be easy Walker appointed Moore to the SIU board in early Novem ber Moore was still in Spring field this morning and could not be reached Renn said that Walker de finitely wants to fight for Moore We think he would be a good trustee for SIU Moore is the second person to be turned down by the committee for a spot on the SIU board that was vacated last June by Dr Earl E Wal ker of Harrisburg Dr Walker resigned for personal reasons In November the executive committee rejected James J Nagle of Danville The full senate also turned down Na Mosfly cloudy tonight with 80 per cent chance of thunder storms Low 44 to 50 MUd Thursday witt highs in the gles nomination by one vote It was the first time the se nate rejected a nominee for the SIU board Nagle teaches Englishat Danville Community College He was turned down for his support of collective bargain ing by teachers Moore apparently was re jected by the committee for his activity with the Ameri can Association of University Professors Moores role in contesting the SIU boards re fusal of tenure to Douglas M Allen also was a reason for the rejection Renn said Renn said that Sen Presi dent William C Harris V Pontiac lead the opposition to Moore He said that Harris was given information about the Allen case by former Repub lican Sen John Gilbert of Car bondale Gilbert said today Im not opposed to Dr Moore but to the idea of a person who has just left the faculty No group is more polarized that university faculties and especially here Gilbert said I think his nomination was not good judgment by the gov ernor However if he had been named to another board that might be different Gilbert said he spoke with Harris but did not mount an effort to oppose Moore Renn said that Moore was strongly supported by Sen Kenneth Buzbee DCarbon dale Buzbee was Moores sp onsor for the nomination Buzbee did everything he could Renn said He added that Doug Whitleycodirector of the Association of Illinois Student Governments also spoke on Moores behalf The questioning last for more than an hour Tuesday Moore is a former chairman of the Faculty Council at SIUC He retired on Sept 11973 after 40 years ofteach ing He joined the SIUC fac ulty in 1955 INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Sports Weather map 11 21 lucciutr CirboiiWlr mrrln Journil Miirphyrtcre WEDNHSDAY MARCH 61574 010175 HOMiL G PO 789 Washington St8rNews And Associatfd Press Washington President Nixon Informed the House Judiciary Committee to day he will give it all the material he has alreadyturned over to the Watergate grand jury without limitation Nixon also offered to answer written submit to an oral interviewif the com mittee is not satisfied with the written answers Nixons decision wasan nounced by James St Glair his chief Watergate lawyer ata hearing called to hear argu ments on the disposition of a sealed grand jury report Thereport according to sources includes the grand jurys views on President Nix ons possible involvement in the Watergate coverup At least some of the grand jurors according to informed sources had concluded from the evidence that the President was involved personally in the cover up and should have been in dicted But the grand jury was President dissuaded from this course by Watergate spedal prosecutor Leon Jaworski who suggested there would be constitutional difficulties inany effort to indict a sitting president St Clair the first attorney to appear before Judge JohnJ Sirica today said the White House considers press reports about the contents of thesecret report a serious breach of the grand jury secrecy and a gross distortion Nevertheless hesaid we do not have any recommendation to yoiir honor regarding this latter the Any action Sirica tookStClaisaid would be quite appropriate In the view ofthe White House The grand jury gave the report to Sirica last Friday along with an indictment charging seven former Nixon administration and campaign with conspiring to block the investigation of the Watergate breakin In addition to lawyersfrom the White House the special prosecutors office and the House Judiciary Committee Judiciary Committee to get all material turned over to Watergate grand jury counsel forallseven defendants present for todays hear ing v The hearingwas movedto the ceremonial courtroom toac commodate some 300i people who showedup St Glair was the first to speak John JWilson counsel for former presidential1 aides Hi R Haldeman and John D Ehrlichman already vivas notified Sirica by letter that he would argue that the grand jury hid no authority to issue its sealed report In his letterWilson saidthe grand jury has no power to do other than indict or ignore It may not mfeke special Wilson contended the sealed report prejudicesour clients and should be expungedor returned to the grand jury with the courts instructionsthat their act was wholly illegal and improper John Doar chief counsel to the House impeachment inquiry told thecourt that if the House is forced to make its decision without the grand jury material the entire country will ex perience a feeling of in completness Door said the rule of law rei quires that the judgment rf the House in this impeachment proceeding be based on the best material available Referring to what he called the Houses solemn constitu tional responsibility in the im peachment matter Doar said it is under an obligation to act ex peditiously The President would not be in favor of delaying the House impeachment proceeding St iClair said jn response In this isenseand Ihbpe in many other senses Mr Doar and I stand together Sirica men asked St Clair whether he thought there was any need for the material in the briefcase given him by the grand jury to be turned over to theHouse St Glair said that although he does not knowwhatis in the briefcase I dont believe there is I believe the c ri t i c a I material will be furnished forthwith on order of the Presi dent of theUnited States he added Chairman Peter WRodin Pr NJ of the House Judiciary Committee declined to comment on St Clairs announcemeftt until he has consulted wifli Doar Rep Edward Hutchinson R Mich the committees ranking minority member called Nix ons decision vey encourag ing Rep Jack Brooks DTex i senior committee Democrat said it was a welcome sign of cooperation but noted the offer l was limited to the material already given to the Watergate grand jury Weve askedfor a few addi tional documents Brooks said and we are preparing another request WeTl have to wait and see what they give us Judge Sirica asked Doar whether the Judiciary Com mittee considered delaying its report to the House until the coverup trial is completed The House Judiciary Com mittee has not considered that Doar said stressing the secrecy rules that the committee has adopted vetoes energy bill Washington AP President Nixon today an nounced his promised veto 61 energy emergency legislation saying it would result in reduced energy supplies longer lines at the gasoline pumps minimal reduction in gasoline prices and worst of all serious damage to jobs in America Anticipating the veto the Senate scheduled a vote on overriding later in the day Nixon said it was with a deep sense ofdisappointment that he sentback thebillwithout his approval after Congress has worksd on it for almost four months dip into Walker Safary many a tax payer facing an uncertain economic future Gpv Daniel Walkerproposed today dipping into savings a bit to finance state spending for the next fiscal year As the grand finale of a week long series of budget an nouncements Walker told the IllinoisGeneral Assembly spen ding of billion would be necessary in fiscal 1975 But he said the state canex pect to receive only in income during the year So he recommended what amounted to a savings withdrawal of million The states savings account is in effect the total balance in all of income1 funds after ex penses have been paid Walkers budgetif approved intact by the General Assembly wqulddecrease the total income fund balance from million to million bythe end of fiscal 1975 It woulddecrease the balance in the largestof these funds the General Revenue and Common School Funds by to ani expected total of million which he said he thoughtwas a and responsible bal ance This budget recognizes and accommodates the soaring in flation which affects each one of us Walker said in one of the majorthemes of his budget ad dress It provides the resources necessary for vital services It also helps people in their battles with inflation he saMl The othertheme Walker stressed was accountability This budget is more than a drylisting of dollars he said More about the budget pages 1718 19 hard blow Washington CAP The Senate voted 67 to 31 to day to cut off debate on pay raise legislation for Congress andother high government of fioiais The vote was one more than the required two thirds majority and pointed toward killing the salary increases provided for in President Nixons budget Sen Gale McGee DWyo supporter of the pay raisesand chairman of the committee handling the legislation im mediately said the Senate has expressed its will Nixon plans broadcast Washington AP President Nixon will hold a nationally televised and broad cast at pm tonight the White House announced Timing of the surprise news second in nine days heightened speculation the President would announce steps toward ending the Arab oil embargo AfDu Quoin Race to be sought to replace Ham bo It sets forth bur printed of increased to be measured next year against what The governors budget calls Area funds included The state Dept of Agricul ture will apparently make some effort during next fis cal year to plan for a race to replace the Hamblstonian trotting classic at the Du Quoin State Fair after this The big harnessrace locat ed at Du Quoin since 1957 will move to Phialdelphia in 1975 A statement In todays bud get message by Gov Daniel Walker includes this para graph in the Dept of Agricul ture section In addition to supporting legislation to expand county fair prizes this administra tion is preparing a plan for a special race at the Du Quoin Stateair to replace the Ham bletonian Fred Huff vice president of Hayes Fair Acres Du Quoin which operatesthe Du Quoin fair said the only infor mation he or fair president William Hayes has is contain ed in a recommendation in January from Shirley Spiel man director of the Division of County Fairs toRobert J Pud Williams Dept of Ag riculture director suggest ed a Governors Cup or H Unoisan racer should be plan ned toreplace the Harhbleto nian Funding would come mainly from a Hambletonian trust fund to be setup by addingan extra race at state harness racing tracks J Huff said Walker reiterated the plan in a general state ment at the conclusion ofthe County Fairs meeting in Springfield in Feb ruary No other details wereim mediately available The following appropriations for area projects were incuded in Gov DanielWalkers propos ed budget announced today spending for the Vienna State Penitentiary is 806100 an increase over last years spending of budget for the Anna State Hospital is This figure represents a slight de crease from last years budget of Marion School for the Deaf will receive The money is a reappropriation of funds authorized last year which were not used Mt Vernon Tuberculo sis Sanitarium will receive no funds because it is being phas ed out Department of Mines and Minerals will receive 500 for land reclamation pro jects an increase of over last years spending for appropriations of billion a million increase in the amount actually ap propriated during fiscal 1974 But his proposed spending represents a million in crease over the amount his budget advisers anticipate will be spent by the end of the cur rent fiscal year June 30 The governor said state revenues are expected to be af fected by a general slowdown in the national economy Only a few of the spending in creases Walker recommended in his budget were the result of new programs Amongthemwas a million appropriation an ticipating passage March 19 of a referendum which would establish a Regional Transportation Authority in the Chicago metropolitan area That amount includeda direct state subsidy of million plus a portion of the license plate fees collected in the area Another was a million ap propriation request for expenses and prize money for the new state lottery which is expected to get under way shortly after the fiscal year begins Walker estimated the lottery would raise million in new state revenues during the year The governor also recom mended million in bonds to finance an energy program emphasizing the use of the states vast coal resources Walkers 75 budget compared to present Here is what Gov Daniel Walker recommended today in his proposed fiscal 1975 state budget compared with the previous year TOTAL Appropriations of billion up million Spending of billion up an estimated million TRANSPORTATION billion down million Includes million for the Regional T r a n si t Authority which goes gebore the voters in six northeastern Illinois counties March 19 Highway construction requests Billion down million Supplemental freeway spending million up million WELFARE billion up Assumes the legislature will approve a requested million deficiency appropriation to pay welfare checks during the remainder of the current fiscal year EDUCATION billion up million Eementary and secondary schools would get billion up million The States colleges and universitiesjunior coDeges and scholarship programs would get million up million Calls for a freeze on tuitions ENERGY million ap propriated from a new bond issue of million for coal development ENVIRONMENT million up million for sewage treatment grants MENTAL HEALTH million up million calls for maintenance ofall 27 state mental institutions LAW AND ORDER million up million Includes jay raise for prison guards TAXES million in tax relief through elimination of the sales tax on dnigs and medicine and an expanded program of propertytax refunds for the elderly Hats off toSalukis Illinois Unlvtrslty at bas ketball squad was blowing University of Detroit off court at tfa Arena Tuesday night W52 tho SIUC ftp band was helping along In difhrwit At sug gestion of a band member the musicians shed their tra dltlonal derby hats and sub stituted headgear of their own devising From left pep band members areCindy Powers Frank Winchester Doug Mat her and Ren Herman Photosby Ed Groer ;

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Publication: Southern Illinoisan

Location: Carbondale, Illinois

Issue Date: March 6, 1974

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