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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 15, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 IN LI3HARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DECAIUR lu 62525 PUBLICATION OFFICE GarbondaU Murphysboro Hrrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 82No 431 Oe a Copy Two Sections lUinoisan Succwor Cirbondilt Frw Pnu Dllly Journil Murphyrtoro indnMOdnl FRIDAY MARCH 151974 Wafer flows from Kinkaid Gene Ebersohl plant super intendent David Fligor Kln kaid district manager and Riley Nobel maintenance su pervisor open a valve on the sludge sediment basin at the New Kinkaid water plant Water from Kinkaid lake in the background began serving Murphysboro and some sur rounding areas today Story on page 3 Photo by Jack Griggs US awaits oil decision SIU finds extra funds By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Southern Illinois University at Carbondale may have as much as million more than it originally estimated money which could be used to avoid many of the 104 faculty layoffs announced in December The university apparently has saved more money this year than had been anticipated An extra apparently has been found in the current bud get Some unexpected income could bring the total to as much a million The university apparently set aside on two separate occasions The university also apparently has at laast left over for jobs that have been authorized but not filled according to informed sources The extra money means the university may have acted pre maturely in December when it announced that 28 tenured teachers and 76 others would be laid off in June because of budget cutbacks from the state SIU Board of Trustees chair man Ivan A Elliott Jr declined comment today on whether the Total could be million many layoffs may be prevented alleged miscalculation may have been a reason for SIUC President David R Derges res ignation Thursday An investigation by SIU trus tee Richard A Haney of Mt Vernon who represents the sup erintendent of public instruction shows that the university has least or so from unfilled positions and other ac counts Haney said he believes the university has enough money to retain the 28 tenured teach ers and possibly other teachers who are on continuing appoint ments He said the SIU Board of Trustees will reexamine the budget situation at its April meeting The money in question appar ently centers around set aside last summer as contin gency funds by Danilo Orescan in then executive vice presi dent at SIUC According to administrative sources who asked not to be identified Orescanin set aside from the total budget At the same time he asked Keith vice president for academic affairs to save an additional by not filling positionsin the teaching section of thp university Apparently as much as 000 also may be available from appointments in the School of Medicine that were not filled However the sources are not sure if the is a part of the Leasure saved or not i Daley welcomes Nixon to Chicago appearance Chicago AP President Nixon here for a national televisionradio appea rance has been welcomed by Democratic Mayor Richard J Daley who declared Watergate Is not a real issue in the 1974 election picture Daley was at OHare Interna tional Airport to meet Nixon upon his arrival from Washington Thursday night and drove with him to the Loop hotel where the President was to hold broadcast questionandanswer session at 1 pm CDT today members of the prestigious Executives Club Surrounded by reporters at OHare before Nixons big jet landed Daley predicted Demo crats will do well in the November elections but said living costs rather than Water gate would be the major issue Asked if he had an agenda for j a private discussion with the President during their halfhour ride from the airport the mayor said I wouldnt tell you if I had Once Nixon got to his over night lodgings at the Conrad Hilton Hotel where a crowd of several hundred cheered and booed Daley was asked what they had talked about The great scenery he replied Chicago was the latest in a series of public appearances the White House said was planned last January in an effort to rebuild Nixons Watergate eroded public image The President will go to Nashville Saturday night to join his wife Pat on her 62nd birth day at the dedication of a new home for the OP Opry Nixon plans another TVradio appearance for Tuesday In Houston when he will field questions for an hour at the convention there of theNational Association of Broadcasters Fundraiser testifies at MitchellStans trial New York AP A volunteer fundraiser for President Nixons reelection campaign who said he got the first word that financier Robert L Vesco wanted to be a big contributor told a jury today former Atty Gen John N Mitchell later told him to stay away from Vesco Daniel Hofgren who became a deputy assistant to the President after the 1968 campaign testi fied at the Federal Court con spiracy trial of Mitchell and former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans The two former cabinet members are accused of im peding a fraud investigation of Vesco in return for his secret campaign contribu tion Hofgren said he heard of Vesco in a chance meeting on a LondontoNew York flight Feb 13 1972 from a seatmate Gilbert Straub a Vesco asso ciate He said they were having lunch on the plane and when he mentioned his work with the Nixoncampaign Straub volun teered that Vesco was interested in making a large contribu tion Hofgren said that after arrival in New York he mentioned the incident to Stans who was finance chairman of the cam paign About three weeks later a meeting was arranged between Vesco and Stans with Hofgren present Hofgren said Stans told Vesco he was hoping to raise million and hoped to find 20 to 25 individuals to contribute or more He said Vesco said he wanted to be in the forefront a major contributor He said Stans mentioned that a new law effective April 7 re quired reporting of large con tributions and said he thought it was important that large con tributors be offered a chance to contribute before April 7 under the old law He said Stans told Vesco he would take contributionsin checks stocks or currency Hofgren said Vesco mentioned that he was being harrassed by the Securities and Exchange Commission and that Stans in dicated that Mr Mitchell can handle that He said Stans left the room and came back shortly to tell Vesco that he had arranged an appointment for Vesco with Mitchell That night Hofgren said he saw Mitchell at a fundraising reception and asked him if he had seen Vesco He turned around and said You stay away from that Hofgren said The sources also said that as much as may be available in a contingency fund Orescanin had for equipment Most of that fund apparently has never been spent Before he resigned SIUC President Derge said he had hopes of finding additional mon ey in the budget Derge was preparing a report on the budget to present to the board Thurs day before he resigned Haney said he believes the tenured teachers should be able to retain their jobs He said that if the university has too many teachers then It should dismiss those who are toot needed But he emphasized that he believes tenured teacfa ers and others withcontinuing appointments should get regu lar oneyear notices of termina tion as guaranteed under their contracts The administrative sources and sources close to the board said today that the university may have as much a mil lion available That figure in cludes the money that was ap parently saved plus extra in come Testimony indicates Was Derge fired Story on page 3 The university apparently es timated that income from tuition and fees would be less than it was University officials believed Gov Daniel Walker would ap prove a tuition increase and SIUC would not approve that increase If that had been done thei university would have bad to make upthe difference in estimated at several hundred thousand dollars Walker has rejected the tui tion increaseand will make up the difference with additional state appropriations An administrative source said that the university could the extra money to pay em ploye salaries this summer In the past the university has used the following fiscal years budget that begins July 1 to pay for summer teaching that actually begins in June and runs through July If the university uses the cur rent extra money to pay the summer salaries then it would have additional money that had been planned for this summer i the sources said Hiram Lesar who was ap pointed acting president Thurs day said today he is unsure how much money may be avail able I have no idea how much might be available but were going to make a thorough re view and then let the board decide Lesar also said theDerge administration had a review un derway and now were going to conduct our own review to determine how much is avail able Leasure said this morning he is unsure how much money use might be available from aca demic affairs He said he has been told that the university does have additional income contingency funds and money from unfilled positions By Oswald Johnston c Washington StarNews Washington After half a day of euphoria the Nixon administration is back to where it was a week ago on the oil embargo cautious tight lipped hopeful and still waiting for the next meeting of Arab producers From the White House down a tight lid was clamped on formal official comment on what close observers of international oil politics agreed was a ge nuinely confusing situation I dont think any decision has been made concluded one workinglevel official who has concentrated for more than a year on the Middle East oil situation and forecast months before the October War that a politically motivated embargo was a possibility Now we have to wait until next Sunday he said Optimistic Western news reports from the Middle East which were mostly responsible for Thursdays good spirits were that a majority of the nine Arab states involved in the Tripoli conference had voted to end the embargo but that in deference to Libyan objections they postponed announcing it until Sundays meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Ex porting Countries in Vienna Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger during a rare visit to the State Departments midday news briefing made a specia point of emphasizing that official U S knowledge of the situation was limited to the mornings newspaper reports Later State Department of ficials privately confirmee Kissingers claim that the only news we have had is in fact the news from the tickers and that classified diplomatic cables from the scene were likewise repeating the news which is on the tickers News reports from Arab sources abroad were predic table in that harshly anti American regimes such as Libya and Iraq were avoiding mention of an embargo decision or else denouncing the more conservative Arab states tha were advocating it Egypt and Saudi Arabia have Iran bribe try Kansas City AP Federal investigators have received testimony that they say tends to support an allegation that officials of the nations largest dairy cooperative unsuccessfully tried to pay to a Nixon fund raiser to kill a government antitrust suit Bob A Lilly former political treasurer of the coop the Associated Milk Producers Inc has testified that he overheard other top coop officials discussing a fund Lilly also has testified that the coops general manager George L Mehren said he wanted to speak to fund raiser Herbert L Kalmbach about the money and that Lilly helped arrange a telephone conversa tion between the two Dwight L Morris former secretary of the Milk Producers coop testified publicly this week that coop president John E Butterbrodt told him Kalm bach had agreed to make the antitrust suit go away for a payment but that Kalmbach changed his mind because of bad publicity over the administrations handling of the ITT antitrust case Lawy pl er enters ea of innocent Washington AP A Texas lawyer pleaded inno cent today to a charge he lied to a Watergate grand jury about dairy industry money Jake Jacobsen 54 of Austin was indicted on Feb 24 on a charge of lying when he told the grand jury he let from a dairy industry group remain in a bank safe deposit box for years without touching it USDistrict Court Judge George L Hart Jr gave Jacobson 30 days to file motions in the case and said he plans to try the matter after the conclu sion of a Texas trial involving Jacobsen Jacobsen is under indictment on state charges stemming from an unrelated matter The Texas trial is scheduled to open in May Meanwhile U S District Court Judge John J Sirica an nounced through a spokesman that he would not rule today on the disposition of the sealed report and a satchel of evidence received from the grand jury that investigated the Watergate coverup Sources have said that the report concerns President Nix ons role in Watergate and that the grand jury had asked Sirica to forward it to the House im peachment inquiry John J Wilson attorney for former presidential aides H R Haldeman and John D Ehrlichman has said the grand jury lacked he authority to issue such a report and he asked Sirica to instruct the panel either to indict or do nothing The White House has issued no recommendation on the report Meanwhile a lawyer representing Rose Mary Woods Nixons secretary asked the Senate Watergate committee to withdraw a subpoena seeking her testimony under oath Charles Woods S Rhyne had been Attorney said Miss questioned by committee lawyers without taking an oath and then had completed an affi davit attesting to he truthful ness of her answers He said additional questioning would harass Miss Woods without useful purpose called for an end to the embargo to reward the U S for its role in separating Egyptian and Israeli troops along the Suez Canal Conservative Kuwait which normally pays lip service to the enclave of nationalistic Palesti nians working there but then follows the lead of Saudi Arabia flatly denied that any decision had been made The ministers put off making a decision during their talks the Kuwaiti commentary said But they decided to meet in Vienna on Sunday Iraqis Libyans and the ideo logically radical but more practical Algerians referred in passing to a compromise scheme reportedly advanced by Algeria under which the em bargo would be lifted for two months only During that time presumably it will be up to Kissinger and the Nixon administration to prove themselves further by arranging a disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights There was no confirmation of this but officials here acknow ledged that a plausible scenario for further Arab pressure on Kissingers diplomacy might be developing Kissinger has previously denied that the U S Middle East policy has in any way been dictated by the Arab embargo Nevertheless he has in the past denounced the embargo as inappropriate in view of American pressure on the Israelis to yield territory in return for a peace settle ment The Algerian twomonths probation plan would auto matically reassert the political force of the oil weapon but it would avoid the danger of punishing the U S further and provoking retaliation while peacemaking efforts are still under way At the same time officials concede that countries such as Libya and Algeria supported by Syria the more radical of the Arab nations that actually fought Israel last fall have an effective veto over Egypt and Saudi Arabia on the embargo Question if they want to use it Plane bursts into flames Tehran AP A Danish airliner carrying 96 persons burst into flames while preparing to take off from Tehran airport today and airport officials said 29 persons were killed Civil Aviation Director Hushang Arbabi said the re maining 67 persons were rescued Arbabi described the cause of the fire as hydraulic fault which occurred while the plane eas taxiing toward takeoff He did not elaborate Airport officials said the plane was carrying 94 passengers and a crew of four The discrepancy of two was unexplained A spokesman for Sterling Airways in Copenhagen said the plane was carrying Scandina vian French and West German j crew that flames were coming from the hydraulic system He said the pilot was ordered to abandon the take off At that moment due to trouble with one of the wheels the planes wing hit the ground and the spark caused an explo sion the prime minister said Two minutes later fire engines reached the scene and rescuers cut the plane door open by electric saw and managed to rescue some of the passengers Abass said Danville family held hostage Danville AP Police searched today for two men who escaped with nearly plane was on Denmarks tourists He said the charter to Tjaereborg Rejser Agency and was on a refuelling stop before flying on to Copenhagen from New Delhi Prime Minister Amir Abass went to the scene of the crash and later said that while the Caravelle was still taxiing the airports control tower told the motherinlaw of a KMart department store manager hostage in his home Authorities said the ransom was paid within 15 minutes after Robert E Larson the manager received a telephone call at the store saying his wife Sharon 25 and her mother were being held at gunpoint Thursday after noon Orchardist wants more right intensity Index Tonight showers and thun derstorms likely Probably ending and turning colder late tonight Lows in the 30s Sat urday partly sunny windy and colder with highs in the 40s Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports 1720 S 23 4 6 2021 1314 A fruit grower in Jackson County said today a few more freezes could be a blessing for the Southern Illinois fruit crop Clyde Arnold said the trees havte about 10 times as many buds as they should because there was no crop last year A few more freezes if they are not too hard could thin out the buds and make a bet ter fruit crop he said Arnold said cooler weather and some frost in the area this week has done little if any damage to buds on fruit trees Fruit growers in Union and Jackson County contacted to day report little or no dam age Mrs Don Boyd wife of a Union County fruit gower says some varieties of peach trees are beginning to bloom but the peach trees are not yet in full bloom Arnold says some varieties in Jackson County are bloom ing but full bloom will depend on weather conditions in the days ahead A few warm days and t theyll be in fullbloom he says The temperature took its lowest dip this week on Wed nesday night That night tem peratures ranged from 28 to 32 degrees Fruit growers have said heavy damage would not oc cur unless the temperature dropped into the low 20s Last year the fruit crop in Union and Jackson counties was almost wiped out by a hard freeze in April Tha temperature dropped to 18 de grees in soms areas   

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