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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 12, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Ulh 82No a Copy Because of Daley scanda outhern Mnoisan 010175 I f BOX 789 2 32 SuKMMrtoCirbondal Hwrln Dally Jqurnl Murphyrtoro Indepindthl SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN TUESDAY MARCH 12 1974 Brokers may be retested jLf KTT fho Tlal iff JZ T rjr Chicago AP More than 1000 insurance brokers may have to take new licensing tests following reports that two sons of Mayor Richard J Daley received licenses although their tests were im properly graded Fred Mauck director of the Illinois Department of Insur ance said his office would check more than 10000 examinations given between Jan 1 1971 and September 1973 when new tests were instituted Mauck said that based on tests already reviewed the number who failed but were listed as passing could be at least 1500 He said the review take a year The Chicago SunTimes and the Chicago Tribune have reported that two Daley sons John P Daley and William M Daley received broker licenses although neither man passed the test Mayor Daley said today that the reports were a fabrication and a falsehood He told a reporter who asked him if he thought his sons were being wronged I surely do r At the same time a Cook County grand jury and the office of States Atty Bernard Carey reportedly requested to see the tests taken by the Daley brothers and tests of other persons who allegedly failed tha examinations but were given licenses Mauck said an internal in vestigation showed that dozens of brokers may have received licenses although they may have failedthe tests Officials said the test used from 1971 to 1973 left room for subjective grading by depart ment employes But Mauck said one employe who was fired in 1973 may have imisgraded as many as 1500 tests including the one adminis tered to John P Daley in December 1971 j it ir iW i Jaworski advises no indictment meef leaders While President Richard M Nixon was conferring in his White House office today with Jordans King Hussein top Mrs Nixon was In Caracas Venezuela for tha inauguration of President Car los Andres Perez Mrs Nixon is shown talking with Mrs Alice Pietri de Caldera wifa of the outgoing Venezuelan president shortly arrival in Venezuela Monday c New York Times And Associated Press Washington Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski advised the federal grand jury investigating the Watergate scandal and coverup that it would not be responsible conduct to move to indict President Nixon according to a spokesman for the office Although Jaworskis advice to the grand jury did not refer to Nixon by name the matter was discussed in terms of a factual situation such as exists it did include the suggestion that the House Judiciary Com mittees impeachment inquiry is Soys committee would he proper forum the proper matters of to a President Although it speculated that forum to consider evidence relating had been Jaworski had tentatively concluded that legal complications militated against a move to indict the President Mondays statement was the first direct confirmation of that fact Apparently as a Jaworskis position to the impeachment inquiry That request is now under con result of i sideration by Sirica and a ruling is expected later this week the grand jury decided on issuing a report containing the information it had receiped that related to the President A source familiar with the situation said today it had been assumed that such a grand jury report would be forwarded directly to the House Judiciary Committee Instead however federal district Judge John J Sirica subjected the report to a hearing at which attorneys for those in dicted by the grand jury urged the report be sealed and not sent The matter apparently came to Jaworskis attention as early as when the Grand jury was considering whether to call the President to testify It was researched at the time and concluded that legal doubt on the question was so substantial that a move to indict a sitting president could touch off a legal battle of gigantic propor tions The effect of such a legal fight on the American public and the institution of the presidency was felt by some legal advisors at the time to be such that it would Ford tells reporters Defiance of subpoena may bring impeachment c Washington StarNews And Associated Press Vice President Gerald R Ford eaid today that White House de fiance of a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee might be a catalyst that could lead to impeachment of Presi dent Nixon We are dealing with prac ticalities here as well as the fine legal definition im peachment Ford said Court orders end of strike San Francisco AP A Superior Court judge today tordered an immediate halt to the sixday strike by city employes and said police must arrest pickets if the strike con tinues Judge Clayton W Horn issued the order at a hearing on the billion lawsuit filed by the San Chamber of Com merce to stop the walkout that has paralyzed public transit In the case of a House member who hasnt quite made up his mind Ford said a totally adamant attitude which I dont think exists now could be just one of those catalysts Asked if he considered refusal to honor a subpoena an im peachable offense itself Ford but it to the The crucial criterion Ford said is whether the committees request is reasonable or not Ford said that he believes Nixon has a right to make a judgment on the validity of re quests for information from the committee A person charted with a crime ought to know the reason why certain evidence is required Ford said be an Inadvisable course of ac tion for a grand jury A portion of Article III of the Constitution says an office holder convicted by the Senate after impeachment by the House shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment trial judgment and punishment ac cording to law Some legal scholars have concluded that as a result of that language a president could be indicted only after being im peached and removed from of fice Master plan update proposed By Paullngrassia LindsaySchaub News Service Edwardsville Dr Cameron West executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education today revealed the outline he suggests for revising the state master Plan Significant points made by West in a report to the board are The future aswe perceive it now does not include new campuses many new buildings or a greatly expanded cur ricula Higher education will not longer get an increasing share of state revenue Schools should beware of the temptation for institutions or worse yet for higher educa tion sectors to accelerate com petition with one another in such arenas as the state legisla ture Harrisburg mine shutdowns feared Program expansion orj White House refusal to turn j new construction are goals in over the tapes increases the and ofthemselves They are not President is very grave replied Im not sure certainly adds fuel fire At a breakfast meeting with some 30 reporters the vice president said that he believes the request for material by the House Judiciary Committee now pending goes far beyond any act relevant to any language in the constitution on grounds for impeachment The committee has asked for 42 tapes of conversations between Nixon and some of his former top aides The request was contained in a letter from A committee counsel John Doar to fuel of materialized Gov Daniel James St Clair Nixons attorj Talmadge said in a radio inter Walker has said he supports vipw revision of the nlan likelihood that Nixon will be impeached Sen Herman Talmadge D G a said meanwhile I think the making a very mistake by refusing to hand over the documents relating to Watergate and other activities that the Judiciary Committee desires said Talmadge a member the Senate Watergate committee I think it will only fan n the t to be viewed as monuments to individuals State master planning should be an ongoing continuous effort West said the question must be asked What are we doing that we need to eliminate The master plan for higher education currently is in Phase III which was developed in 1970 West has repeatedly said it is out of date because it projected enrollment increases which have ney view By Dana Ewell LindsaySchaub News Service Chicago A proposal to abandon a Penn Central RaiJroad line between Cairo and Chicago could force a shutdown of three Sahara Coal Co mines near Hamsburg in Southern Illinois Harry Eggert sales manager for Sahara testified before the federal Interstate Commerce Commission in Chicago Tues day The commission is holding hearings on a US Department of Transportation rail reorgani zation plan The plan proposes abandon ment of about 24 per cent of Illinois railroad tracks Eggert said his company ships 80 per cent of its coal over the Penn Central This coal goes to electrical power plants in Northern Illinois Iowa Wisconsin and Minnesota The remainder of the com panys coalis shipped over the Illinois Central Gulf line which is not scheduled for abandon ment The Illinois Central Gulf is continually short of empty rail cars Eggert said and could not fill the gap left by the Penn Central If the Penn Central line is abandoned the mine could close Eggert said unless the Illinois Central Gulf can come up with a lot more cars The hearings will continue through Friday in the Dirksen federal Building Chicago Businessmen farmefcs and public officials have expressed their opposition to a federal plan to abandon thousandsof miles of railroad track in the Midwest and Northeast About 2000 miles of track in Illinois would be declared excess under the plan proposed by tihe US Department of Transportation The Interstate Commerce Commission held the first of three days of hearings Monday in Chicago St Louis and In dianapolis and several North eastern cities on the proposal to abandon about onequarter of all railroad trackage in the Midwest and Northeast The abandonment ispart of proposed Railroad Reorganization Act A stream of witnesses described the devastating im pact such an abandonment would have on rural areas and cities dependent on freight rail service They claimed the proposal would increase freights eliminate competition and waste energy resources by shifting more freight to trucks and highways Mayor John L HeMein of Shelbyville said his communitys major employes a can com pany might have to relocate Spokesman for the A E Steley Mfg Co and ADM both with large facilities in Decatur said their companies each ship over 10000 carloads of grain each year and might be forced to move One spokesman said the number of railroads serving Decatui would be reduced from five to two The act is strongly biased against rural areas and disasterous to agricultural economy said Rep George E Shipley DU1 Shipley noted that the plan had been drawn up before the energy crisis and ap parently expects communities to rely more heavily on tracks He said truck and highways cant takeover the demand A Southern Illinois University professor Dr Walter Wills representing the Illinois Agri cultural Association said the reorganization plan provides oversimplified actions to com plex problems The dependence of the city to adjoining hinter lands is not recognized by the solution Wills said Alan McGowan president of Scientists Institute for Public Information said the plan was based on 1972 data and on the energy question noted Railroads use at most only one quarter of the amount of energy per tenmile than its competitor trucking Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Election Section Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1013 IS 4 1932 6 1314 1718 9 Tonight fair and colder with lows in the 30s Wednesday partly sunny with highs in the 50s Partly cloudy Thurs day through Saturday A little warmer Friday and Saturday Condition of Randolph Nursing Home brings complaints By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Bugs stench unwilling workers and poor food were among complaints the Ran dolph County Board of Com missioners received Monday about the conditions at the county nursing home in Spar ta Five of the complainants who said they represented a larger group of citizens inter ested in the nursing home suggested the commissioners appoint an evaluation commit tee They suggested a committee of experts in health services and business who could de velop an improvement plan for the nursing home The commissioners seemed receptive to the idea but took no action on the suggestion The five were George May Louise Thompson V e r n o n Sickmeyer Beulah Newton and Marjorie Thomas Also attending were Dorothy Ivanuck director of the West ern Egyptian Economic Op portunity Council at S t e el e ville and Virginia Frazer nursing home auxiliary presi dent The nursing home has been one of the most difficult prob lems the commissioners have had to deal with since Ive been on the board said Kenneth Been commissioner He noted the nursing home is the only county nursing home in fre state that has a dosed union shop Since 1972 employes at the nursing home have been mem bers of the American Federa ton of State County and Municipal Employes Some of those attending the board meeting complained the union has made workers complacent and lazy Some noted if something is started during one shift the next shift does not want to finish the job Mrs Thompson said she knew of an instance where a woman patient had been put into a wheelchair during the day and the employe on the night shift did not want to assume the responsibility for taking the patient out o the chair at night One patient was told ihi could not have a drink of water because the water would make her wet the Mrs Thompson said Phyllis Hanimel union pres ident said she was unaware of anyone refusing to do a job or of any squabbles be tween the workers on different shifts If this were a prob lem I feel it would have been brought to my atten tion I have worked at the nurs ing home for 16 months and belonging to the union does not affect my wanting to do a good job she said today The group said there was insufficient staff during week ends and complained of em ployes gathering in groups talking instead of work ing I dont think anyone can say we do not have enough staff for the home We have 135 employes and 148 patients That is the maximum num ber of patients we can have said Been Kenneth Stellhorn Ruth Gilster and Been all board members expressed dissatis faction with the union Mrs Gilster suggested if an advisory board is appoint ed that its members and un ion representatives work to gether and hold a secret elec tion Employes would vote on whether they want a closed shop a union or either Carl R Joliss nursing home administrator was un available for comment Mrs Frazer said she felt coma of the problems at tha home existed because oflack of funds I suggest the county use some revenue sharing funds to do restorative work em extra help and buy need ed equipment she said The county board noted those funds had been e a r marked for other projects Mrs Frazer then suggested the county ask the people to support a bond issue which would give the county addi tional funds for the home Mrs Hammel agreed new equipment was needed includ ing beds Much of our fequip ment is old she said It takes more than mil lion each year to operate the nursing home and 70 per cent of that goes for wages the board said In 1971 the nursing horns was issued a provisional long term care license It is now fully licensed Stellhorn said in the past two years the board has spent about on improve ments Mrs Frazer said the nurs ing home auxiliary spent about 52000 last year for fur niturefor the sun deck and has a goal this year of rais ing enough money to buy chairs for visitors a paraffin batfi machine a whirlpool bath therapy equipment and a piano Mrs Frazer said the auxil iary plans to raise funds by selling tickets to movies to be shown April 18 in Steela yille Red Bud and Sparta   

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