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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 14, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondali Murphysboro Harrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16lb 1M75 IN OFFICE LISDSAYSCHAUB SEWSPAPER 0 BOX 789 ttATUR ILL 62625 Volume 621 Oe Copy Four Sections Pagw Suecutor to Crbondlt CrM Prm Mrrin Billy Journil Murphyboro THURSDAY MARCH 14 1974 DeGrazia slips in sees party chairmen about Vaught H door by reporters Illinois Democratic activities curious in light of By Karen Rothe invited Fund It was decided that the Walkers earlier statements And Henry deFiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan As Gov Daniel Walker stump openly through Southern Illinois Wednesday for the House can didacy of his soninlaw David Vaught Walkers powerful dep uty Victor DeGrazia made a quiet trip to the 59th Legisla tive District to drum up behind thescenes support among coun ty Democratic chairmen House There Aide seeks backing for Walker soninlaw outside DeGrazia came them in During the wait DeGrazia had peeked out the door twice to see if the reporters were still there Bertinetti and Frank lin County Democratic Chair man Bennie Cherry who had apparently to see whether it was the other side of the building kercreated Illinois Democratic Fund It was decided that the fund will not be used in primar ies he said DeGrazia said Walker is op posing Hart because Hart has shown a disinclination to work with the governors program Hart and Walker clashed over Harts bill to delay enforcement of coal sulfur emission stan a fourway ltilUILIdUU Ulcui lii7ii L uJ DeGrazia played a lengthy Democratic primary contesjm game of hideandseek with two tween Choate Hart Vaught b and Randall Fetcho Eldorado Walker questioned later in the day about the matter at a dinner in East Cape Girar deau where he spoke on health care said none of his aides would be in the area to cam paign for Vaught Asked speci fically about DeGarzias visit reporters including one from the Southern Illinoisan but fin ally emerged from behind clos ed doors at the Marion Holiday Inn He denied that he is doing any armtwisting among area county chairmen but confirmed that the administration is ac tively supporting Vaught and op posing incumbent Democrat Richard 0 Hart DBenton He made the trip to talk to people and try to encourage them to vote for David Vaught ss well as Clyde Choate Choate DAima is the Demo government business includ es gathering information about possible appointes to the South ern Illinois University Board of Trustees and the Southern Illi nois Economic Council DeGrazia came to Southern Illinois separately and went to the Marion motel Also at the motel was C F Bertinetti an assistant to fee governor Bertinetti asked by report IlCailV 3DOUI jyeuaiiia s viaii iJtinuisvv Walker said his top aide is ersabout the possbilites of here on governmental busian interview with DfeGrazta I said the deputy was with the Under additional questioning governor touring ttoejirea Walker added that he wouldnt be surprised if he DeGrazia made a call or two while down here glimpsed briefly in an adjoining The governor said DeGrazias room After a halfhour vigil e o ul apparently to see whether it was I dards which Walker vetoed safe for DeGrazia to come out an attorney repre When they saw the reporters sents Peabody Coal Co were still there they ducked DeGrazia said Theres nothing out of sight i wrong with that except when When DeGrazia finally came it affects the way you represent pm But DeGrazia had been out of the room and asked if the reporters were waiting toj see him he said he had been on a longdistance telephone tjrazla s call DeGrazia said during the In terview that he is not offering patronage jobs in exchange for support for Vaught My time when I spend it with county chairmen is mostly spent dont he said your district Hart said he heard about De razias visit from a county chairman who told him all thte Democratic chairmen in the dis trict were being called in I guess well find out how the governor feels about patron age he said of the lastminute boostVaught effort which camte less than a week before the jobs for He said Vaught is not receiv ing financial help from the Wai Hart said he finds Walkers endorsement of Choate and Vaught as well as DeGrazias about open primaries made during his own gubernatorial primary race with Paid Simon two years ago Hart Walker and V a u g h t were all present in the early afternoon Wednesday at the PADCO Hospital dedication in Cairo where Hart and Walker exchanged greetings Vaught followed immediately behind Walker during the dedication Hart said he had not talked to Vaught The other candidate endorsed by Walker is minority leader Ohoate Walker had differences with Choate early in his term and once lambasted the Democratic leader at a fundraising dinner in Carbondale But the breach has since been healed The deputy to the governor hinted at one reason Clyde is interested in becom ing speaker of the House and though a governor cant determine who will be speaker if the governor is opposed it Richard 0 Hart makes it more difficult De Grazia said He said there is a good chance of electing a Democratic House and Senate this year The fourth 59th District Demo cratic House candidate Randall Fetcho was not mentioned by DeGrazia Fetcho today blasted Walker David Vaught for trying to make Illinois pol itics a family affair Walker should keep his own promises before he starts mak ing promises for David Vaught he said DeGrazia made no mention of the other chores Walker said DeGrazia is engaged in in South ern Illinois Derge resigns SIUC presidency Hiram Lesar David R Derge Treasury chief Shultz resigns Index Washington AP President Nixon accepted with a sense of personal regret to day the resignation of Treasury Secretary George P Shultz ef fective in early May Announcing the impending departure of the last member of Nixons original cabinet to still hold federal office Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L Warren said the President feels Shultz has served with great distinction starting as Secre tary of Labor in 1969 By Senofe 5433 Noting that Shultz has talked several times of a desire to return to private life Warren said Shultz would continue to assume special assignments after leaving the Treasury post he has held since June 12 1972 Sources said a successor to Shultz will not be named for the time being Among those con sidered strong contenders is energy chief William E Simon who occupies the second highest treasury post Increasing cloudiness to night with chance of showers by morning A little warmer with lows in the 30s Friday mostly cloudy with chance of showers Highs in the 50s Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1720 31 4 67 2021 910 21 Plane crash kills 36 Death penalty bill approved Bishop Calif AP A twinengine chartered airplane carrying a television film crew smashed into a mountainside in the rugged eastern Sierra killing all 36 persons aboard officials said today A helicopter pilot who epotted the burning wreckage in the mountainous terrain six miles east of here and landed at the scene said the Sierra Pacific AirlinesConvair 440 had disintegrated They were all dead said Mike Antoniou All that we saw was a lot of burning The propellerdriven plane was chartered by Los Angeles based Wolper Productions for filming the television series Primal Man By David Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan David R Derge 45 presi dent of Southern Illinois Uni versity at Carbondale resign ed today and requested to be reassigned to fulltime teach ing duties inthe department of government Meeting in Carbondale the SIU board of trustees named Hiram Lesar as acting presi dent Lesar currently is dean of tiie SIUC law school Lesars salary will be set next month Derges request was unani mously accepted by the board In a brief statement he re quested reassignment for the best interest of the univer sity Willis E Malone former executive vicepresident and former acting chancellor was named to head a search com mittee to find a successor for Derge Derges resignation is effective today Derge will receive a salary change from a month a year to per month Derge will be on a leave of absence from today until June 30 His new salary will be on an academic or ninemonth basis Derges resignation comes on the heels of alleged irre gularities over the expendi ture of nearly for alco holic beverages In a statement released this morning board chairman Ivan A Elliott Jr of Carmi said that an investigation shows 18 university vouchers were processed calling for payments to the Holiday Inn in Carbondale for catering servicesnone of those ser vices were performed Instead the Holiday Inn Hiram Lesor law school dean is temporary president purchased liquor and other alcoholic beverages for the University usually in case lots and sold it to the Uni versity with a markup of a simple 10 per cent over the wholesale price The statement also says The liquor was used for of ficial entertaining at Univer sity House over a period of some 19 months at a total cost of nearly Danilo Orescanin the num bertwo man at SIUC re signed his administrative du ties on Feb 28 after reveal ing the alleged irregularities Orescanin had been in charge of the account in question Derge and Elliott said ear lier they believed that about was involved Derge apparently instruct ed Orescanin to use a restrict ed account instead of SIU Foundation money to pur chase the alcoholic beverages Elliotts statement today says that It appears that President Derge was unaware of the manner in which the liquor was being bought He had instructed Orescanin to find a method of paying for it without using funds appro priated by the Illinois General Assembly The money in question did not come from stateappro priated tax dollars but was public money Elliott added The board has been advised the purchase of alcoholic beverages is not illegal Elliott added The board is not so much concerned about the purchases as it is concerned over the fact that university vouchers were drawn for services which were not rendered Elliott also said that an in vestigation reveals a prac tice of purchasing liquor for the University in what ap pears to be a similar manner was a practice of long stand nine or ten years The board met in closed session for nearly 14 hours on three days during the past wesk to investigate the alleg ed irregularities Derges resignation appar ently is connected to the Ores canin irregularities and not to the charges leveled against the SIUC higher administra tion by the Faculty Senate The Senate asked the board in early January to remove the higher administration for its handling of budget cut backs Elliott said the board will approve Orescanins request for a fulltime teaching assign ment in the School of Busi hess His salary was to be lowered from to 000 a year Derge declined comment about the possible resignation during todays meeting Lesar who arrived at tie boird meeting at pm say when asked about the presidency only YouJl have to ask the board Derge was hired as presi dent of SIUC by unanimous action of fteSniBoard of Trustees in pecernberjg He year jobCFeb The new president whose elated aim was to achieve academic excellence for the university was the first to live in the million Univer sity House built under the ad ministration of former SIU president Delyte W Morris He and his wife Patricia whom he married in 1972 moved in in August of that year In late January of this year Derge and his wife moved out of the University House into a private home saying they wanted more privacy Derges presidency followed the acting administrations of Robert G Layer and Willis Malone Moms president since 1948 resigned from the presidency in 1970 Derge was born in Kansas City Mo and received his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri and his masters and doctorate degrees from Northwestern University He started at Indiana Uni versity in 1956 as an assistant professor of government and held a number of administra tive jobs during his career there including the acting presidency Lesar became the first dean of the SIUC law school in September 1972 The Senate has passed a bill designed to overcome the 1972 Supreme Court decision against jhe death penalty The bill passed Wednesday by a 5433 vote would restore under certain circumstances the death penalty for treason espionage or murder No early action on the bill is expected in the House partly because its Judiciary Committee is occupied with an inquiry into the possible impeachment of President Nixon The vote after two days of Senate debate revealed sharply conflicting views over the value of the death penalty as a deter rent to crime Some opponents also ques tioned the constitutionality of the bill and others denounced it as morally repugnant Among those who voted against it were Sens Charles H Percy RIfl and Edward M Kennedy DMass both of whom have had immediate i members of their family murdered Shortly before passage the Senate tabled by a 6821 vote an amendment by Kennedy to re quire the registration of all handguns and the licensing of their owners Also tabled 58 to 31 was another Kennedy amendment to ban the production and sale of Saturday Night and other snubnosed handguns Sen John L McClellan D Ark floor manager of the bill said the injection of controver sial guncontrol measures was a tactic aimed at killingthe legislation The bill would restore the death penalty for espionage treason and certain other federal crimes like kidnaping and airplane hijacking resulting in death A death sentence would be mandatory if a jury or a judge in a separete proceeding after a trial found one or more aggra vating factors and no mitigating factors 1 Rumors continue that oil embargo ending By the Associated Press Reports continued today that Arab leaders have agreed to end their oil embargo against the United States but official con firmation did not come One highranking Libyan of ficial unofficially confirmed the report and U S Vice Presi dent Gerald R Ford told the CBS Morning News today that it was his understanding that Arab leaders had voted in Tripoli Wednesday to end the embargo But the public waited for the official word The decision may be an nounced Sunday in Vienna Agreement to end the oil war against the United States but not against the Netherlands was reported after the meeting Wednesday of nine Arab oil ministers in a Tripoli hotel It was not announced officially because Libya remained firmly opposed to any easing of the embargo andrefused topermit Embargos end no final cure Story on page 5 the announcement on its terri tory the sources said A brief communique said the ministers adjourned to consult their governments A Libyan source said they would meet again Sunday in Vienna during a pricefixing session of the Organization of Petroleum Ex porting Countries and may an nounce the Tripoli decision then Several participants in the meeting said a positive decision on the embargo was taken but they declined to give details In Washington a spokesman for the Nixon Administration indicated it would release reserve oil supplies to give the American economy a boost as soon as Arab oil starts heading for theUnited States again But one high official of the Federal Energy Office said a key ques tion was whether the Arabs would resume production at the preOctober level or maintain the cuts of 25 per cent or more they ordered to put pressure on countries not affected by the embargo Sources in Tripoli gave no in dication whether full production would be restored But Libyas undersecretary for petroleum affairs said he believed the em bargo would remain in force against the Netherland because Rotterdam is a key oil port and keeping pressure on the Netherlands is a way of keeping pressure on all of Europe The Los Angeles Times said today in a story from its Washington bureau that the agreement to lift the embargo against the United States is limited to a twomonth trial period To preserve some semblance of unity the Arab nations agreed to a compromise which commits them to take another look at both the embargo and the pro duction levels in two months the newspaper quoted one unidentified diplomatic source as reporting The Times said it was viewed in diplomatic circles that the twomonth clause was intended to pressure the United States during disengagement talks between Israel and Syria The Arab nations also agreed to return to full petroleum pro duction a move expected to lower world fuel prices the paper reported In other energy develop ments Two months of winter Daylight Saving Time hasnt saved any measurable amount of electricity according to utili ty company officials contacted in an Associated Press survey Officials said electricity con sumption in most areas is con siderably lower than had been expected but credited con servation efforts and a generally mild winter President Nixon met for nearly two hours Wednesday with key advisors on energy problems A White House spokesman said Nixon and his associates discussed the eco nomic impact of oil shortages and the longterm search for alternate energy sources The American Petroleum Institute reported that petro leum imports refinery opera tions and major product output all sagged last week ERROR Should be December 1971 and February 1 1972   

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