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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 11, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICt Carbondale Murphysbwa Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N life 82No 5910e Copy uthern Ullnoisan Wheeling along Who needs bikt when you havt something this Tom Sweeney Jr 7 of Ath Ohio had everything a young man needed when he recently went wheeling along on large cable spool It took a lot of concentration and expert balancing and much more skill than a plain old bicycle AP Wirephoto Evidence to impeachment inquiry Judges decision on jury report expected this week Washington AP US District Judge John J Sirica is fexpected to decide this week whether a sealed grand jury report on the Watergate coverup should go to the House Impeachment inquiry Judge Sirica received innocent pleas Saturday from the seven men indicted March 1 by the grand jury That left disposition of the report the next major development Expected in the case When the grand jury returned the indictments in the Watergate coverup case it also handed Sirica a seated report and satchel of evidence which sources later said dealt with President Nixons role in Watergate James D St Clair President Nixons chief Watergate lawyer told the hearing the White House would take no position on what Sirica should do with the report However in a letter filed with the court St Clair asked for permission to review the report if Sirica decides tosend it to the House Judiciary Committee It was at Wednesdays hearing on the report that St Clair also announced Nixons decision to give the impeachment inquiry all the evidence he already had given special prosecutor Lfcon Jaworski and also to answer written questions and submit to an interview by ranking com mittee members Rep Robert McClory RH1 said he questions whether the committee is getting full cooperation from the White House McClory and Rep Robert Kastenmeier DWis were in terviewed Sunday on ABCs Issues and Answers Both predicted that if the White House does not give the com mittee six tape recordings it is seeking the committee will sub poena the tapes I am very hopeful that the White House will cooperate fully McClory said on the NBC Today show this morning We have to proceed promptly with the impeachment pro ceeding he said I think we should get all the materials that the grand jury directed to us McClory said a meeting of the judiciary panel Tuesday might resolve some of the uncertainty about the attitudes of the members We could have a very ex citing meeting he said Rep Don Edwards DCalif said on the same program that the House might ultimately bs forced to hold the President in contempt of Congress if the issue was not resolved If the House is forced to enact a contempt citation it could also bfc used as an addi tional article of impeachment Edwards claimed Also interviewed Sunday Sen Charles H Percy RI11 said on the CBS Face the Nation that Republicans might be better off if Nixon resigned He said there was a growing feeling in the party hat Vice President Jerry Ford would be less con troversial In a related Watergate development two business leaders said Watergate had damaged the national economy and the ability of the Nixon ad ministration to solve economic problems The comments were made on NBCs MfeetthePress Sunday by Arch Booth chief executive officer of the Chamber of Com merce of the United Stales and E Douglas Kenna president of the National Association of Manufacturers Succour te eirtiondilt Prau Htrrla Diliy Journil Murphyiboro MONDAY MARCH 111974 PO BOX 789 DECATUR ILL CerbMfMtHwrlnMurpnysbora Illinois fights rail abandonment Chicago CAP State officials charged today that a federal plan to abandon 2600 miles of railroad track ig nores the impact on Illinois vital agriculture and coal in dustries Illinois cannot accept the US Department of Transportation recommenda tions to abandonee track II linois Transportation Secretary Langhorn Bond and Agriculture Director Robert J Williams said in a joint state ment The officials testified before an Interstate Commerce Com mission hearing on the DOT rail reorganization proposal which recommends designating nearly onequarter of all railroad trackage in the Northeast and Midwest as potentially ex cess Under the proposal certain freight lines would be combined and others eliminated and track amounting to 2600 miles in State officials on agriculture cite impact coal industry Illinois would no longer be used The plan has drawn heated opposition from some railroad officials and local politicians in areas affected by the reorganization The ICC has scheduled a series of public hearings in areas affected by the plan Williams and Bond charged that the DOT report failed to analyze the social environmen tal and economic impact on communities affected by the reorganization plan They pointed out that Illinois is the leading state in the nation for exporting agricultural pro ductsand is one of the leading states Both products they noted are dependent on bulk carriers Virtually all the rail trackage in Illinois examined in the report is in this states rural areas they said At a time when agricultural produc tion must be expanded we find ourselves facing the spectre of possibly losing rural trackage needed to transport the inputs and outputs of agriculture Abandoning rail trackage would mean a greater reliance on trucks the state officials said pointing to Oak Ridge Laboratory Data which in dicates that trucks are only one fourth as efficient as rail in moving each ton of freight Therefore forcing increased use of trucks during period of fuel shortages is certainly questionable they said Bond and Williams also said the report failed to analyze the relationship of the energy crisis to the states coal production They raised the possibility that technological advances such as improved methods of con verting highsulfur coal to dean burning natural gas would increase the demand for Illinois coal and thus increase the need for freight transportation The excessive trackage recommendations were based on 1972 traffic data and 1969 freight billing records the Illinois of ficials said Certainly more recent information should be considered they urged Bond and Williams said the state will undertake a study of Illinois transportation systems aimed at assuring the con tinuation of necessary rail services for the transport of its agricultural mineral and manufacturing products Oil meeting stalled By the Associated Press President Anwar Sadat failed to get all the Arab oil ministers to a meeting in Cairo to consider his proposal to end their oil em bargo against the United States Instead Algeria and Libya who want to continue the em bargo forced a delay in the meeting until Wednesday and insisted it be held in the Libyan capital of Tripoli Sadats failure Sunday was considered a blow to his chances of getting the embargo lifted The Cairo newspaper Al Akhbar said the holdouts had agreed to discuss Sadats proposal in Tripoli But some observers doubted the oil ministers would raise tiie issue unless it had teen resolved fit a higher level After a week of conflicting announcements about the place and time for the meeting six oil ministers from Saudi Arabia Kuwait Abu Dhabi Bahrain iQater and Egypt were in Cairo Sunday Algeria Libya and Syria stayed away The six who came met for 90 minutes and announced they would go to Tripoli An Egyptian spokesman said there had been no talk of the oil embargo Sadat has championed an end to the ban in Exchange for Secretary of State Henry A Kissingers assistance in getting Israeli troops to withdraw from the Suez Canal But Algeria Libya and Syria are holding out for the puUback of Israeli troops facing tiie Syrians on the Golan I t Tension remains high on that I front Syria claimed its gunners shot down an Israeli reconnaisance plane Sunday and that it crash ed near Hatem in Jordan A Jordanian military spokesman said the plane was a pilotiess craft There was no confirmation from Israel Gas allocations up 6 per cent The latest federal gasoline allocations should provide about 6per cent more gasoline daily in March than was available last month before emergency allocations wereordered According to this months figures announced last Thurs i day by the Federal Energy Of fice allbut five states are get ting larger daily gasoline allocations in March than in February However those five states all have unusually high supplies already a detailed study of the FEO figures in dicates The allocation system generally is guiding larger per day gasoline increases toward states whose supplies otherwise would be relatively poor with smaller daily increases going to states whose supplies are close j to average The FEO said in issuing March allocations that all states were slated to receive increases in their total gasoline supply for the month compared witif February However consideration of average daily supply is Impor tant because March is three days longer than February and gasoline demand continues each day no matter how long the monthis In other energy related developments Louisiana Gov Edwin Edwards says he announce a voluntary gasoline rationing plan for Louisiana motorists Miners in four southern West Virginia counties said they will remain off their jobs virtually assuring continuation of a strike that has idled an estimated 20000 men Sixteen congressman are appealing to the nations broad casters togive opponents free air tune for spot announcements to counter prooil industry advertising Tonight rain and thunder storms likely with lows in the 40s Tuesday cloudy with chance of showers Cooler with highs in the upper 40s or lower 50s Fair Wednesday and Thursday Ministers will lead protest ago inst strea king Comics Bridge Family Weather details 12 perish in blaze A newsstand operator his pregnant wife and 10 of their 13 children were burned to death m a that destroyed their Dublin home early today Police said the family tried in vain to break through double glazed windows installed to keep their house warm and that they might have escaped if they had had ordinary windows The three surviving children a 19yearold girl and two younger brothers were hospitalized with burns Sfie accuses FBI of trying to murder her Patricia Hearst heard in message A group including three Car bondale ministers say they will approach the city council tonight to protest an outbreak of nude streaking in the down town area over the weekend Many persons were reported streaking in downtown Car bondale Friday afternoon and evening Police closed off sev eral blocks of South Illinois avenue Friday night when crowds spilled into the street No major problems were re ported Rain and colder weather ap parently deterred streakers Saturday and Sunday evening The Rev Jon Hartley of the First Church of God in Carboudale is heading a group of ministers and citizens that plan to present petitions to the council He said today that were outraged with the lack of law enforcement over the nudity in the streets We plan to tell the council how we feel and get some action before this thing spreads Echoing his remarks ware the Rev Richard Ambrose of the Church of the Nazarene and the Rev Roy Simpkins of the First Apostolic Church All three ministers said they are afraid that streak ers will come right into our churches Wed rather be doing our job of preaching than com ing down here to talk about streaking the Rev Mr Am brose said Were sorry we have to bottler with this but people have come to us in tears The Rfev Mr Simpkins said he is afraid this is a move to destroy the morals of America and its a move to destroy democracy Why its a move to destroy religion itself Rev Mr Sim pkins added The three ministers said their congregations are be hind us in protesting what has been happening in Carbon dale Rev Mr Simpkins said people are afraid to come to downtown Carbondale and associate with that kind of people Im afraid this is real ly going to hurt our town He also said I dont be lieve its just students doing this but there are outside agi tators involved but I cant prove it All three ministers said they became extremely alarmed when the streaking a new campus fad to run outside without clothes on spread from the SIUC campus to the downtown area The Rev Mr Hartley ad ded I believe we will sfee a great uniting of the churches because I think well all get together and voice our disap proval Be added that he is trying to determine if there is any legislation that could be pass ed to prevent future streaking If we dont take a stand now we think it will get worse when students return from spring break he said SIUC students will begin taking final exams on Wednes day The exams run through March 19 when break begins It runs through March 27 The Rev Mr Hartley also said the group wants to voice support for Jackson County Sheriff John Hoffman who said earlier he is opposed to the streaking Meanwhile officials at SIU C said today they have receiv ed no calls or letters protest ing the streaking We simply havent receiv ed any according to Donald A Heche director of com munications Of course we could get some in the after noon mail Hecke added that the uni versity has received more complaints about some plays that have been presented But nobodys heard much about the streaking By the Associated Press Patricia Hearst says in the latest tape recording released by her kidnapers that its the FBI who wants to murder me Her abductors charged the FBI wth suppressing the com munications Thetape received by a Berkeley Calif radio station Sunday night was a duplicate of a recording received Saturday from Miss Hearst and the Sym bionese Liberation Army which claims it has held her since the newspaper heiress was kidnaped five weeks ago But the tape was clearer and contained a new message from the SLA The tapes were the first com munication from the kidnapers in 17 days Miss Hearsts mother Catherine said I know that while Patty is captive that shell have to mutter all the words dressed to KPFAFM Berkeley where a woman telephoned that the new tape could be found in the fifth row of a San Francisco that are dictated by her captheater tors Miss Hearst 20 is the in the tapes Miss Hearst says daughter of Randolph A Hearst j sje had the feeling she had editor and president of the San written She said I Francisco Examiner j dont believe youre doing Sundays tape included the everything you can everything SLA charge that The FBI in1 in your power I tercepted and suppressed dorng anythrng of two tapes it put out Saturday It said the FBI thought first one was the only one sent out said a woman who described herself as being from an SLA information intelligence unit She said the FBI was foiled by a doubledecoy system Sunday nights tape was ad In other kidnaping over the weekend The wife of a Decatur Ga KMart store manager was released unharmed after her husband paid in ransom from the office safe It was the fourth sinular incident since Christmas involving K Mart employes in three states In Hackensack NJ authorities continued their search for Additional suspects in the kidnaping of 8yearpld John1 Calzadilla and their attempts to locate the ransom paid for his release Five persons have been arrested The boy was released unharmed early last Friday In Los Angeles the FBI said it will present an affidavit detailing a plot to free a con victed skyjacker and another jailed man by kidnaping a1 foreign consul general One woman was arrested Saturday in connection with the reported plot She and the two jailed men were to be arraigned today urches The Rev Mr Hartley ad the streaking Police say new law may be needed to control streaking rhomas L Leffler security And Leffler added inde lack of law enter ft Tlllvmir ovnAcnrn vaHior 1 point A man found this vantage spot to view Friday night ac tivities by both Southern Illi nois University at Carbondale students and watchers Photo by P JRyan Thomas L Leffler security officer at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale said today the Illinois General As sembly may have to pass new legislation if streaking is to be stopped Leffler said no current laws covev streaking the new campus fad to run around without clothes on He added that the SIUC security office has received several calls from people who object to the streaking We were told today that we cant charge people with disorderly counduct Leffler said The states attorney tells us that the statute just doesnt cover it And Leffler added inde cent exposure also doesnt co ver streaking because its sup posed to be for personal gain and done in a lewd manner We may want to go to the legislature to ask for a new law because it looks like it may last for a while Lef fler said Its just a fad but one were afraid that will last for awhile Leffler also said he fully supports Carbondale Police action of closing South Illinois avenue There wasnt any thing else they could do he said Carbondale Police Chief Joe Dakin said today his orders Friday did not comprise a lack of law enforcement but rather prudent law enforce ment restraint We did not go into the crowd of several thousand persons to remove streakers If we had we might have had a recurrence of May 1970 Dakin said He said protesting ministers are charged with a moral obli gation Dakin said he is charg ed with protecting life and thousands of dollars worth of property I think we did the right Dakin said He said there is little he could do to a crowd of 4000 or 5000 with only 20 police officers   

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