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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 17, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondile Murphysboro Herrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N lift A VUWMW to Cirbondilt fnt Prut Htrrln Oilly Journil Murphymero I r Velum 12No M30C Copy Five Sections 2 Family SUNDAY MARCH 171974 CerbondaleHerrinMurphyiboro day for thelrisn Wearing green derbies President Gerald Ford left and Carl S Pulkinen vice president of Hiber nian Society share a laugh at a reception preceding the Charleston SC Hibernian speaker Society St day din ner where Ford wai the guest AP Wirephoto Ken Gray Paul Me Roy lauded By Bonita Troutt Of The Southern Hlinoisan If U S Rep Kenneth Gray had any doubts about being appreciated by the citizens of Southern Illinois those doubts should have been eras ed Saturday night as more than 500 persons gathered to honor him Gray was honored at the annual dinner of the Carbon dale Chamber of Commerce in the ballrooms of the South ern Illinois University at Car bondale student center Paul F McRoy owner of radio station WCIL was nam ed man of the year Donald L Meyer previous man of the year presented the award McRoy helped establish the Chamber of Commerce in 1950 served on the first board of directors and was president of the chamber for three yearsHe was cited for his quiet but effective and con tinuous work in the commun ity Gray DWest Frankfort who is retiring after serving 20 years as representative from the 24th Congressional District was commended for funneling more than billion federal funds into a thousand Paul F McRoy new programs in Southern Il linois Melvin Price DEast St Louis and US Congressman from the 23rd district said Gray will be remembered not only for what he has done for Southern Illinois but be cause he stood up for legisla tion that benefited all the peo ple of the nation Price said some people criti cized Gray for buying a heli copter but that Gray had to have a helicopter to survey Rep Kenneth J Gray all his Gray En terprises The energy crisis grounded this energetic man so he im mediately started working to promote a coalgasification plant so he could fly again Price said Clyde Choate DAnna House minority Leader re minisced about his lifelong friendship with Gray and how Gray helped him when he was running for Congress Choate said Gray is res ponsible for pulling Southern Illinois out of an economic depression He referred to him as the Prince of the Poor He has made Southern Il linois a better place to Eve for the people thatwere not only out of jobs but out of hope He has done more for his people than any other sing le congressman in the other 434 congressional districts Choate said Carbondale Mayor Neal EC kert called a special coun cil meeting Saturday night and passed a resolution honor ing Gray for his contribution to Carbondale and to Southern Illinois The framed resolution was presented to Gray In jest Choate said that if for nothing else Gray would be remembered as the flash iest dresserthat ever climbed the steps of the capital build In response Gray said the ideas were conceived in your community by the peo pie inthis room You are the ones that made the appli cations for the federal grants arid you are the ones who gave me the inspiration I needed Gray said New York Times News Service And Associated Press Vienna Ministers of the worlds major oil exporting countries reportedly rejected a reduction of crude oil prices Saturday but deferred until today a decision on whether to freeze prices at present levels or increase them aftr April 1 But in New York CBS news reported that the oil ministers had reached a decision on the oil freeze The network reported Jahshid Amouzegar Irans Minister of Finance said The decision is that there will be no increase or decrease in prices for the next three months provided that the industrialized countries will make an effort to contain their inflation We are giving them a second chance to contain the inflation In Satudays debate Saudi Arabia the largest oil exporter in the world argued strongly for a reduction in the present level of oil prices which have soared in the last year by more than 300 per cent Most of the other members argued however in favor of Oil embargo may be lifted today No change in prices seen at least for three months increase in the present price The agenda for the ex traordinary meeting at the o rganizations headquarters here said that the ministers would be discussing the organization of production in the light of oil market condi tions The reference to production programing came as the Arab members of the organization scheduled to meet today to end the fivemonth old oil em bargo on the United States This would increase oil supplies to the world market Sheik Ahmed Zaki AlYamani Saudi Arabias minister for petroleum said before the began Saturday that an end to the embargo would be officially announced tomor row Yamani said that the meeting in Tripoli Libya last Wednes day where the Arab oil had agreed to lifting the embargo had delayed the announcement because Syria one of the participating coun tries had asked for time to consult with its government Yamani said he would argue strongly at Saturdays meeting for a reduction in present posted or tax reference prices on which most OPEC members calculate their tax and royalty revenues from oil ex ports by foreign companies But Yamani admitted that his posi tion could be very lonely Libya Algeria and Iraq three radical Arab states rejected the Saudi effort Iran a nonArab country which needs vast funds for am bitious development and arma ment projects rejected the Saudi proposal sources said Amouzegar chairman of the meeting said lifting the oil em bargo against the United States was not discussed because OPEC is not a political organization But he said the issues of whether to raise oil prices and whether to lift the embargo were necessarily connected because both deal with economic considerations A separate meeting of Arab oil ministers was to discuss the embargo issue today The oil boycott against the United States and The Netherlands was imposed in retaliation for Washingtons support of Israel during the October war The price hikes were largely financially motivated but in the case of Arab members of OPEC the in creases also included an ele ment of punishment for Israels alleged supporters President Richard Nixon and Secretary of State Henry Kiss inger have said the boycott end in recognition of US diplomatic efforts to move Israel and the Arab belligerents closer to peace Kissinger has said a reduction of world oil prices is also a US demand Nixon stirs up Europeans New York Times NewsService And Associated Press London President Nixons criticism of Americas allies yesterday has stirred new bewilderment and bitterness in European capitals with the sharpest reaction com ng in France The Presidents unhappiness With the European Economic Community expressed Friday before the Executive Club Chicago came as a particular surprise to those officials who had been led to believe that the United States was determined to calm translantic tensions They had drawn that conclusion from the words of Secretary of State Kissinger who has sought recently to soften his own at acks on the Common Markets resistance to American deas CLOUDY France reacts to Presidents most sharply Chicago talk There was little official com ment today because of the weekend and the general reluc tance to aggravate the crisis But officials of the ninenation community began a process of private consultation in an effort to develop a joint stance for reply In his remarks Nixon warned the allies that failure to cooperate with the United States in political and economic fields could lead to a substantial cut in American military forces in Europe He said the community could not expect Washington to maintain forces in Europe if it gangs up against the United States in political and economic areas Although official comment in Europe was muted for the present private1 remarks reflected a deep bewilderment over just why Nixon should be so upset There is a feeling that the declaration of principles now being drafted by American and European officials should not to themselves be the source of so much irrigation The declarations wouldnt change anything concrete no matter whose draft is accepted the European or the American said one European expert They should not take oa all that significance and un dermine the alliance in the pro cess The most biting reaction came in France where the newspaper Le Monde said bluntly that it Le Monde said bluntly that it appeared that Nixon seemed to have lost control of himself Nixons pounding is a poker play but it is dangerous because the stake is western security Le Monde said The winner will be the one with the strongest nerves Unfortunately Europe is going through a slough of weakness but the tone taken by Mr Nixon who is more threatened than ever on the domestic front makes one think hes not in control of himself either Inside today Cloudy and continued chilly j with high in low or mid 40s Tonight partly cloudy and cold with low in mid 30s Monday will be mostly cloudy and a little warmer with highs in upper 40s or lower 50s Two ambushed near Ulster c New York Times Belfast Norhtern Ireland Two British soldiers were rilled Saturday in an ambush by Provisional Irish Republican Army gunmen yards from the rish border near Crossmaglen County Armagh THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AN makes its political en dorsements on candidates in the Tuesday primary Pages 30 31 WEBB PRAIRIE family farm is getting ready for an nual pioneer reunion in a story by Sam Denoms Page 28 RAPPELING an easy way to get down the rock is pop ular sport at Giant City State Park Story by Kathie Pratt and pictures by Tom Porter Page 25 RIDGWAY fails in bid for second state Class A cage title Page 14 BREESE MATER DEI ousts Benton to Class AA cage sectional Page 15 UCLA continues drive for eighth NCAA basketball title Page 13 LAWRENCEVILLE claims second Class A prep basket ball honors Page 13 INDEX Ann Landers 1A Bridge SA Business 3233 Byline BG 2 Classified 3942 Crossword ISA Editorials 3031 Family Living 2527 Finance 3437 Records 5 Sports 1318 Television 4A18A Weather details map 5 Sirica set to rule on briefcase New York Times News Service And Associated Press A federal district court decision Monday on the disposi tion of a report of the Watergate Grand Jury is not likely to assure delivery of the report to the House impeachment inquiry Further litigation may delay a final resolution of the issue Federal District Judge John J Sirica has announced he will rule Monday on whether the report containing evidence believed to bear on the Presi dents conduct in the Watergate scandal can be sent to the House Judiciary Committee as directed by the Grand Jury Races are hot to get on the ballot for Grays seat By Karen Rothe Of The Southern nitooisan Paul Simon D Carbondale who lost a primary election once against all the probabili ties doesnt want to repeat the experience Joe R Browning DBenton who has never won or lost any thing except a Chamber of Com merce election wants to start his political career by inheriting the office held for 20 years by the nearlegendary Rep K e n neth J Gray DWest Frank fort Val Oshfel RHarrisburg also has the memory of a loss to erase John Autsin ROakdale who has started but never fin ished a race would like to see this one through to the bitter end Robert Gaffner RGreen ville sees his candidacy as part of a continuing pattern in his life The result two hotly contest If Choate retains his House seat he may be the Speaker ed races for the Democrat and Republican nominations to the 24th district congressional seat to a year of political scandal and expected voter apathy The question will be whether these five candidates have gen erated enough excitement and concern about the election of Grays successor to bring vot ers to the polls Tuesday Several county chairmen from both political parties dont think they have I set a light turnout John Rednour Perry County Demo cratic chairman said He at tributes this to the general feeling of people about politics I and Watergate Rednour thinks Simon has an edge in the Democratic congres sional race Browning will be strongest in Franklin County he said The national situation in gen eral should help Democrats this year Rednour said Joseph Hale Harrisburg Re publican central committeeman agrees with Rednour about the light turnout though he dis agrees about the harm Water gate has done to the Republi can party Republicans think Nixon is being kicked when hes down Hale said and that feeling should produce a backlash Re cent resounding defeats of Re publican candidates in congres sional elections around the country should have been a red flag to the Republicans and should make them work hard Ray Doerr Vergennes Jack son County Republican chair man who is opposing Hale for the central committee seat agrees that the turnout should be smaller than usual for an offyear People in general think the heck I just wont vote Doerr said Doerr said Oshel has an ad vantage in the Republican race because his name as a past opponent of Grays and as for mer Illinois civil defense direc tor is more familiar to voters Hale also mentioned the name recognition factor to tire Re publican race GaJtfner a junior I college district public relations director has worked hard for the nomination but the s h e e r geographical size of the district is a big problem for a political newcomer Hale said Hackson County Democratic chairman Ray Chancey M u r physboro also cites the advant age of a wellknown name in the Democratic race Simon is former Illinois lieutenant gover nor and lost in the 1972 guber natorial Democratic primary to Daniel Walker who went on to become governor The pattern of big personal stakes for candidates has car ried over into the 58th and 59th district representative races Delmer Mitchell RJohnston City and James Eatherly R Galatia are two former state legislators trying to get back into state government Both have lost a race in the interim Other Republican candidate j are John Cummins Harrisburg Mary Resheter Buckner Clif ford Downen Herrin and Rob ert Winchester Rosiclare In the 59th Democratic p r i mary Rfep Clyde Choate D Anna knows if he holds onto his office he stands a good chance of winning the House speakership in 1974 Incumbent Rep Richard 0 Hart DBenton is threatened by David Vaught Gov Walkers soninlaw Randall Fetch El dorado is the fourth candidate Walker apparently feels the outcome of Vaught candidacy would represent a vote of con fidence for his own administra tion and he and deputy Victor DeGrazia and other state of ficials incluidng agriculture di rector Robert Pud Williams and mines and minerals direc tor Russell Dawes have come to the 59th district to whip up iupport It remains to be seen whether their efforts will be successful or will recoil upon them South ern Illinois politicians have a reputation for unpredictable in dependence In 1he 58th district former Rep Gale Williams RMurphys boro is trying to regain his House seat while Rep Ralph Dunn RDu Quoin wants to retain his Other Republican candidates are Carl Uchtmann Sparta Donald Vanover Red Bud and Arthur Miller Free burg The Democratic raceincludes Bruce Richmond mayor of Mur physboro Barney West Tarn aroa Elizabeth Mae Bowlin Elkvfflfe Vincent Birchler Chester and Willard P u g h Pinckneyville None of the chairmen would lay bets on the candidates though all feel their party can win two seats in November It   

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