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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 22, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI Carbendale Murphyiboro Hirrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16lh 82No 491 Oe a Copy Two oisan 010175 IN OFFICE LINDSATSCHAUB NEWSPA PO BOX 789 DECATUH ILL 62625 luccrner to FrwPrii HfrrlB Billy Jwrnil I FRIDAY MARCH 22 1974 Energy use cut proposed Washington AP President Nixons top en adviser today urged a sharp cutback in the growth of US energy use Russell W Peterson chairman of the Presidents Council on environmental Quality proposed that energy demand growing at a rate of about 5 per cent a year recently be reduced to a growth rate of only 14 per cent a year In a speech to an executives group called The Conference Board in New York Peterson said this goal was part of a HalfandHalf Plan prepared by the council half growth and half conservation In Washington however a spokesman for Peterson said that the plan has not been presented to President Nixon and thus does not represent an administration position He said Peterson has discuss ed it with federal energy chief William E Simon whose initial plans for achieving Nixons Project Independence goal of energy selfsufficiency seem to call for a higher growth rate The Project Independence plan as described by Simons month called for reducing the growth rate of energy demand to about 2 per cent a year Peterson said however that present plans have emphasized increasing energy production rather than efforts to conserve energy He said the councils Half andHalf Plan would aim for growth in direct energy con sumption at a rate of sevent tenths of one per cent per person per year This would be matched by energy savings of seventenths of one per cent per year through conservation measures Taken together the two halves of the plan would make available the energy equivalent of a 14 per cent growth rate Peterson said energy savings could be achieved in many ways including the design of more efficient appliances better design and insulation of buildings lower room tem peratures resource recycling and improved industrial effi ciency The biggest savings could be made in transportation assign ed an energy increase of less than 10 per cent per person over the next 26 years in the councils Federal Energy Office last plan Peterson said Growers may lose half of peach crop Fruit growers in Jackson and Union Counties may have lost half thedr peach crop on the second day of spring the temperature dipped to 18 degrees in some areas Thursday night Don Boyd a Union County fruit grower said We ap parently lost 50 to 60 per cent of the peach crop But Boyd says fruit growers will still have a commercial crop and Clyde Arnold of Jackson County said he thinks a fair number of the peach buds survived While the peach crop appar ently suffered extensive dam ege Arnold said I doubt that there is any economic damage to the apple crop Peach buds were more vul nerable because they had started to open and to bloom while the apple buds were still tight Arnold said Boyd said the temperature got down to 20 degrees in some parts of Union County and Arnold said the tempera ture dipped to 18 degrees in his area Boyd said the snow on Wed nesday night hurt a thing While the temperature dip ped to 18 degrees like it did a year ago Arnold said the damage will not be as exten sive He said fruit buds were not as far along in the bloom ing process as they were last year when the temperature dipped in early April Last year the peach crop was almost destroyed and the apple crop heavily damaged staff as limit on inquiry c Washington StarNews Washington The staff of the House Judiciary Committee reportedly is ready to recommend that some areas of inquiry into President Nixons conduct in office be suspended or drop ped If approved the move could significantly narrow the com i m p e a c h me n t in vestigation making it more likely that the panel will be able to meet a target date of April 30 set by Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ for com pleting the probe The decision also could silence criticism about the scope of the probe that some White House and Republican officials have directed at the panel in recent weeks According to Informed sources the move to narrow the investigation will be made by committee chief counsel John M Doar probably next week The areas of investigation that Doar will recommend be drop ped or suspended were hot disclosed but it was considered possible that they would include inquiry into the impoundment of Decision could silence criticism of Nixon probe funds and the 196970 secret ons chief Watergate lawyer congressionally appropriated bombing of Cambodia A third possibility is the in vestigation of the ordered dismantling of the Office of Economic Opportunity These are areas that are con sidered unlikely to produce evidence of an action that the committee would consider an impeachable offense By agreeing to suspend those areas of inquiry however the committee would not be precluding the possibility that consideration of such charges would be resumed at a later time the sources said Meanwwhile the committee remained badly fragmented along party lines over the issue of legal rights in the impeachment probe During a second day of acrimonious debate Republicans on the panel stuck James D St Clair should be permitted to crossexamine witnesses called in the in quiry Democrats generally are op report on President Nixons role decision MacKinnon said he believed the grand jury exceed Kissinger Nixon talk before trip Henry Kissinger ponders news conference question AP wirephoto Washington APj Secretary of State Kissinger conferred withfPresi dent Nixon today on hisupcom ing trip to Moscow where he says he will seek a breakthrough thatcouldproduce a concrete treaty to limit nuclear weapons bytheend of 1974 Kissinger came to Nixons after ione cancer Index CincinnatKAP A 13yearold boy he third In his family to contract cancer was reported in satisfactory condition after amputation of his Freeze warning tonight win dy and turning much colder Chance of snow flurries late Temperatures falling into the 20s by morning Saturday partly cloudy windy and cold Highs in the 30s Partly cloudy Sunday and cold Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1417 5 19 4 47 1718 1113 18 leftleg Stephen derwent the Southerland un hour operation Thursday Doctors at Childrens Hospital confirmed their a rare bone cancer in his thigh but said they believed the malignancy was completely removed Childrens hospital said Stephen Southerlands condition remained satisfactory this morningarid he was awake and alert Oval Office a day after he told a news conference that prospects are reasonably good for the breakthrough But he also cau tioned that relations between the two powers are passing through a difficult period The secretary who leaves this weekend said rapid improve ment of nuclear weapons has The hospital said that as exslowed progress on a treaty pected hes in e v e re Congress unwillingness to grant postoperative pain A trade benefits to the Soviet spokesman said the youth slept unjon and friction in the Middle periodically and had a good East also contribute to the dif postoperative night ficulty he said Stephens younger brother And yetKissinger absolved Michael was operated on in 1969 Moscow of blame for Syrian for a rare cancer in his spinal dashes with Israel in the Golan nerve Heights and said Both of us Another brother Jeffrey four have an obligation to contribute some offensive weapons The current second round of SALT talks involves an ex change of technical information but also a stalemate in the negotiating process Kissinger said Then a point Is reached where the two sides have to agree on what It is they are trying to accomplish And after that there has to be the hard negotiation on giving concrete content to this conceptual breakthrough he said died of leukemia in 1969 to peace and both of us are ex ideas on the sub Its really an experience you changing M States and Soviet can face it His father Raymond 35 is a weapons community relations officer with tuiiiumiiMj Union signed their firs nuclear agreement defensive in 1972 systems simply general said principles fast to their position that Nix posed to Thursday such a for the move but first time there were indications that their position was not as solid as that of Republicans Democrats privately voiced concern that the President might gain public support for his position if he is denied the right to crossexamine witnesses in the probe Rep James R Mann DSC agreed with chairman Rodino that the constitution sets forth no role in an impeachment in quiry for a presidential defender But he said Democrats may have to face the fact that the soundest legal principles could be lost on the American people if the Presi dent continues to charge that the committee is treating him un fairly Siricas order not overturned A federal appeals court has the claims before any moved the House Judiciary publicity had occurred judge George E MacKinnon Committee a step closer to ac cess to a secret grand jury in Watergate In an opinion Thursday the n an o court rejected requests that it the sealed report and satchel of court rejecte requess reverse U S District Judge John evidence He recommended that J Siricas order sending the the House committee be given access to entire proceedings of the grand jury that investigated crand jury report to the com mittee The appeals court delayed the Watergate coverup but only delivery of the report until 5 pm Monday to give attorneys tune to take the Supreme Court v President Nixon did not opmaterial given Sirica by pose sending the report to the House a fact cited by both Sirica and the But attorneys appeals court for H R Haldeman former White House staff chief Strachan a and GordonC former Haldeman aide opposed it on the grounds its contents probably would be made public and result in publicity that could make it im possible for them to obtain a fair Haldeman and Strachan were tanuiL I would expect that if there Is among seven former ad a SALT agreement this year it or mnpraf will have an adeouate conindicted March 1 forallegeffly Will nave an auequaie tuu creteness and it will not be trying to block the Watergate investigation The grand issinsersam feave Sirica its sealed report and On Sr front Kissinger a satchel filled witt reassured the European allie the time it returned the indict that their interests will not be sacrificed for the sake of a US Lawyers for Haldeman were and un the cSTthaT overrule the powers are trying to establish a appeals court lne aPPeals f Kissinger also denied that he j heard oral arguments most or and President Nixon were using the day Thursday said in its form of blackmail by telling decision We think it o rnQr TinO HrPSlQcIli western Europe that Congress might pull back some of the 315000 American troops sta tioned there if new declarations of transAtlantic economic and tree ride SIUC officials find But with his remarks came a warning Isolationist tendencies of the United States who is focus of the report and who ocus o presumably would have the greatest interest in its disposilooking into Nixons tax tion has interposed no objection fairs to the district courts ac tion By Dave Butler Of The Southern Ulinoisan Several current and former administrators at Southern Il linois University at Carbon dale have been sent bills for their share of the 483 cost of an airplane taken more than a year and a half the wedding of David R Derge then SIUC presi dent The trip in a university plane was paid for by an SIUC auxiliary account which usually covers privately chartered flights A bill ap parently was sent to Derge shortly after the private trip It was never paid by Derge The other 13 individuals who went on the trip to Carthage HI on Sept 2 1972 were never billed previously The account apparently does not involve stateappropriated taiaollars Current said involved with tfe account arid the plane rifle is the fbill Derge currently owes the university The bills for the plane ride were mailed on March 13 one day before Derge resigned as SIUC president amid charges of irregularities in the pur chase of alcoholic beverages Gef for chartered flight they iook fo Derge wedding with state funds E Hollis Merritt assistant to the president said the bills are not connected to Derges resignationthey just happen ed to be mailed that day they were ready earlier Merritt added There are no irregularities involved in any way with the plane ride T Richard Mager vice pre sident for development and services also said there are no irregularities with the bill According to Merritt h e first received the plane bill on Feb 29 the day after Danilo Orescanin resigned as executive vice president Orescanin sent a handwrit ten note and the he apparently received or was given shortly after the trip in Merritt telling him he found it while cleaning out his desk Orescanin confirmed Thurs day that he found the bill He said he believed that Mer ritt or Derge had taken care of it months before As vice president1 for ministration and campus trea surer inaddition to being the No 2 man Orescanin had control over SIUCs air fleet and auxiliary accounts Merritt said he had forgot ten about the whole thing and I would never have re membered about the thought Orescanin had taken care of it He did not say how h e thought Orescanin had paid the bill Orescanin contends that he was never supposed to take care of the bill He said Derge or Merritt as his as sistant should either have paid for the trip or billed the other persons Although reluctant to ii iure there are no outstanding bills and theres nothing wrong He said he has not yet ex plained the bill to James M Brown chief of board staff or Ivan A Elliott Jr chair man of the SIU Board of Trus tees Orescanin resigned on Feb 28 after revealing possible ir regularities in the expenditure of nearly for alcoholic beverages Derge resigned on March 14 saying only he was doing it in the best interest of the university Derge currently is in Hawaii and could not be reached Merritt said he found send ing the bills to be very diffi cult to discuss because of whats happened and the peo ple who are involved He said he hopes the inci dent can be settled quickly Former Dean of Students George R Mace said he was most surprised to receive such a bill and plans to talk to the principals involved be fore paying anything He added I was told I was a guest at the wedding he was in the wedding party like most of the ppeople on the trip and do not recall told we would have 1 payfar ij Merritt said he has a va gue recollection that we decid ed during the trip that each person would pay for it I recall being told the wedding was expensive and that it would be nice if we helped pay for it but we never agreed on anything and never received a bill Mace said Mager and Willis Malone former executive vice presi dent and now special assis tant to the president said they have sent checks for thetrip to the university Merrit said Persons taking the trip includ ed Derge and his two children Orescanin and his wife Ma ger and his wife Mace and his wife Malone and his wife Merritt Patricia Leffler wife of security officer Thomas Ledfler and Robert Rip Stokes university photograp her Derge will pay for his share his childrens and Stokes Merritt said The roundtrip cost wai about person The wedding on Sept 2 1972 was in Carthage the home of Derges second wife the former Patricia Jean Wil liams first wife died in 1971 are rise he said and decisions are not always taken might a on the basis of theoretical considerations but on the basis of the pressures in each society that become un manageable the claims eaKmat wovua added auueu premature at the least to make report such dissented in part from the ed its authority in turning over after the trial is During the oral argument case to the Philip Lacovara counsel for the special prosecutor said the material given Sirica by the grand jury focuses on the Presidents role There are incidental references that do relate to the petitioners Haldeman Strachan but he added they do not go beyond the allega tions in the indictment In other Watergaterelated developments Nixons popularity dropped to alltime lows in two polls With 25 per cent approving of the ag his job ac 26 per cent according to a Harris survey Two members of the Judiciary Committee said equal television time should be given for a response to Nixons com ments about the committee Rep John Conyers Jr DMich asked Speaker Carl Albert to demand equal time and JRep Jerome wrote t networks asking for equal time for the committee to respond to Nixon Rep Wilbur D Mills D Ark said Nixon should volun tarily file amended tax returns and pay any additional income of tne uniieii rv described by all parties as the tax for past years Milk is vice ues hvvar tho mint eon chairman of the joint con committee that is af A House subcommittee proved a draft report concluding t a slender interest and Committee Republicans and it appears to be mite House denounced the Testing race car Peter Revson dies in crash Johannesburg AP 1 American motor racing driver Peter Revson died today on bis way to a hospital after his car crashed at the Kyalami Circuit Revson 35 was reported badly burned in the crash and was being rushed to a hospital 15 miles away when he died Revson from New York and Redondo Beach Calif was testing his Formula One UOP Shadow for the South African Grand Prix March 30 The track official said the racer crashed after passing the Crowthorne Corner at the bot tom of the main straightaway and burst into flames The bachelor who was related to the Revsons of the Revloo fortune began racing at the age tf 26 in Hawaii and three years later iegan racin in Europe driving formula Juniors Probably 1971 was his best racing year ever He won the pole position in the Indianapolis 500 for US Auto Club Cham pionship cars in a McLarenOf fenhauser with a record 178696 miles an hour and finished the race as runnerup That same year he teamed with Denis Hulme for a 12 finish Challenge Cup series and also won the British Grand Prix a feat he repeated last year in a YardleyMcLaren He also won the Canadian Grand Prix in 1973 Revson left the McLaren team at the end of the 1973 season and for the iv CanAm series But he had committed signed with Shadow Formula One and himself Penske race to in drive the for Roger 1974 Indy Peter Revson APwirephote   

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