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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Htrrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N life Southern lUinoisan Sucewwr to Herrln 0illy Jourml Murphyiboro IndiptiidiM 010175 739 Volumt 82No 741 Oe a Copy Two THURSDAY MARCH 28 1974 D EC A Students flockmgto unique SIUC degree program fkn OTP flWl7fh TA tflVft By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Officials at Southern Illinois at Carbondale have been overwhelmed with stu dent response to a new com pletely flexible bachelors de gree program in occupational education that SIUC says is the only one of its type in the nation The revolutionary p r o gram was started last fall with no additional money no additional teachers no new classrooms but four times as many students as expected according to Arden Pratt dean of the School of Tech nical Careers Pratt said the program al lows any person who has a twoyear junior college or as sociate degree to select any course of study at the uni versity When the student is Wage bill passes Washington AP Congress sent to President Nixon today for his expected signature a bill increasing the minimum wage to an hour The House took final action on the compromise measure soon after the Senate passed it 71 to 19 Sen Jacob K Javits RN Y chief Republican sponsor of the bill told his colleagues the White House had advised it would be signed The bill also would bring an additional 7 million workers under the wages and hours act including 1 million domes tics The President vetoed a some what similar bill last year but the word at the Capitol is that he would sign the new version The increase would raise the present wage floor to for 56 million workers in a series of steps The first step would be on May 1 Congress last raised the minimum wage in 1966 The bill would bring domestics under the wages and hours law for the first time repeal over time pay exemptions now in ef fect in several industries tighten present law on child labor on farms and extend the scope of the law aimed at dis crimination against elderly persons in employment The wage floor would be in creased on this schedule For 36 million workers cov ered by the law prior to 1966 May 1 Jan 1 1975 and Jan 11976 For 19 million workers cov ered in the 1966 act mostly retail and service employes and covered by the current bill May 1 Jan 11975 Jan 1 1976 and Jan 1 1977 For 750000 farm workers who now have a floor May 1 Jan 11975 Jan 1 1976 Jan 1 1977 and Jan 11978 An estimated 45 million would receive pay hikes by the time all of the steps take effect Sponsors of the bill said its passage was essential to raise the lowestpaid workers at least close to the poverty level The 1974 bill contains only minor changes from last years version It does not contain a youth differential but it does liberalize present law slightly on employment of students Students could be employed parttime not more than 20 hours a week at 85 per cent of the regular wage floor finished with the program he is awarded a bachelors de gree in the special field that he chose Pratt said the program has complete flexibility and lets a person take the courses that he needs to pursue the ticular job or career that hes after Ther person does not have to be confined by present cur riculum in any single depart ment at the university Pratt said Many students dont un derstand our program because we dont channel them into anything Pratt said They decide what theyre after and then take the matter what department or segment of the get a speciality in that par ticular field The School of Technical Ca reers formerly the Vocation alTechnical Institute is ope rating the program Students in the STC twoyear occupa tional program and those in regular baccalaureate p r o grams at SIUC are eligible for the new degree Pratt said the program will not offer degrees currently offered by other SIUC departments The program relies c o m pletely on existing courses and teachers within the university Pratt said He predicted the program will help increase en rollment at SIUC We havent said much about the program because weve got 100 students and expected only 25 thats with no money or anything he said We wanted only a pilot project but this has been a fantastic success Pratt said the most impor They select own courses with completeflexibility toward particular goals tant part of the new program is advisement He said each student is advised much more than in regular courses and he plots exactly what he wants to do Then we fit the courses he must take around what he wants Pratt said the program could really help area older people who want to go back to school to get a better job Well just take their interest devise a series of classes for them and then they can get the degree At the end of winter quarter in early March five students from Chicago became the first to be graduated in the pro gram They were involved in specialities relating to avia tion technology What weve been saying is that anything goes with our supervision Pratt said Its simply for people with a two year degree who want to con tinue their education but in a particular field An example of how the pro gram works is the following A student has an associate degree in auto mechanics but wants to operate his own ga rage He thinks getting a bachelors degree may help his business operation and fur ther career if he seeks any other job So the person sets up a program with SIUC He calls it auto mechanics manage ment He takes accounting business and management courses When he finishes the requirements which he him self established he is awarded a degree in auto me chanics management In order to satisfy gradua tion requirements a student must take a total of two years of baccalaureate work in addi tion to having the twoyear as sociate degree Pratt said the STC arranges a students programso that current degree requirements are met or substitutions are made He said the university has not faced any academic accreditation problems with the new program And he added that the pro gram has endless possibili ties Students who have declared for this program even though they are currently in the first twoyear segment also are eligible for collegiate sports and officertraining in the armed services Pratt said Students enrolled only in two year programs are not eligible for either under existing rules Pratt who founded the pro gram said people are skepti cal about it until they under stand that well do just about anything to givethem the best education for their career goal thats what its all about in education By next year the program should have 300 people and has been guaranteed s o m funding he said Well be attracting a lot of junior college graduates and other people I think this is one of the most innovative programs now going at this university he said For the area the program has something available for everyone Pratt said If someone just wants to return to school to get a job promo tion or whatever we think it will be great Unfortunately ormaybe fortunately our planning and explanation has been be hind our implementation Mine wageprice controls lifted Washngton AP Ten of the nations biggest coal companies have agreed to boost production open new mines and reduce exports in return for full lifting of federal wage and price controls on the coal industry The Cost of Living Council announcing Wednesday its ac tion affecting the billion in dustry said the 10coal pro ducers agreed to limit price in creases through Nov 12 The council said the producers also agreed to advise the United Mine Workers Union that they are requesting the Bituminous Coal Operators Association to start negotiations on their labor accord which expires in No vember The 10 big producers account for half of total coal sales in the nation according to the council which declined to name the Industry promises more mines fewer exports firms About 150000 miners are involved The council said the exemp tion from controls applied to the 20 per cent of the coal industry which was not previously ex emptedthrough other special actions The government panel said its move Wednesday would result directly in increasing bitumi nous coal production by about 10 million tons for the year ending in April and by 26 million tons the next year Overall production of bitumi nous coal production including increases already planned is expected to total about 41 million tons this year up seven per cent over 1973 the council said It said the decontrol action was not expected to significantly increase average shortterm coal prices which the council said would go no higher than an average a ton What price hikes do result will affect industries which do not produce their own coal and utilities which must buy coal without benefit of longterm contracts the council said Not covered by the exemption from controls are mine con struction workers who are sub ject to different regulations Walker No sacrifice fo spur coal use Environmentalists have their day A ctress at alcoholism seminar Actress Mercedes McCam bridge right principal speak er at todays seminar en Al coholism Control and Treat ment at the Community Le vel at Southern Illinois Uni versity at Carbondale talks over program material with Paul Dugas alcoholism con consultant for the Southern Il linois Mental Health Clinic cosponsor of the event with the Illinois Dept of Public Healths Bureau of Emergen cy Medical Services Miss McCambridge a recovered al coholic was honorary chair woman of the National Coun cil on Alcoholism in 1973 Her latest screen credit is voice of the Devil in The Exorcist About 300 persons attended the seminar Chicago AP A twoday parley of coal in dustry leaders and government officials wound up on the upbeat session at which industry lead ers pledged massive financial commitment to coal research projects and environmentalists cautioned against any accelera tor environmentalists when Govj tion of coal mining without pro Daniel Walker pledged that pollution standards would not be relaxed to spur an increase in coal mining Walker said at a luncheon More tapes to be sought Wednesday It is no answer to say that we shouldxmeet our energy needs by victimizing the asthmatics and older citizens who are the first to fall from this pollution tection of land and air quali ty Mrs Louise Rome of the Illi nois League of Women Voters She called for a revision of the the conference that If coal is to states land reclamation to meeting short to which does not now require cropland to be restored to its former state after mining In response to criticisms from industry leaders Richard Briceland director of the state Environmental Protection told the 400 conferees from said that Illinois air dustry and government pollution requirements do not The annual economic loss of discriminate against Illinois crop income and its impact on produced coal food prices must be considered by the state before any com imitment to stripmining accel Washington AP The House impeachment inr quirys staff has notified the White House it will ask for more of President Nixons tape recorded conversations This was disclosed Wednesday as the House Judiciary Com mittees two senior members put on headsets and listened for the first time to portions of tapes the committee already has Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DN J and the ranking Republican Rep Edward Hutchinson of Michigan refused to give any details of what is on the tapes Hutchinson said he and Rodino did not listen to the disputed March 21 1973 recorded dis cussino between President Nix on and former White House counsel John W Dean III on hush money to keep the original Watergate burglars quiet Rodino and his chief counsel said the White house has turn ed 18 tapes over to the commit tee and Rodino said there were more tapes in the grand jury material turned over Tuesday President Nixon said March 19 he had ordered 19 tapes turned over to the committee and newsmen asked Rodino if that means one is missing Im not saying that Rodino I know only that we have 18 The request for more tapes of President Nixons recorded conversations was disclosed by special counsel John Doar to all Judiciary Committee members Doar said he told White House lawyer James D St Clair last Friday We would have addi tional requests for other presi dential recorded conversa tions The Baltimore Sun reported today that tapes apparently do not exist of at least 10 of the 42 conversations covered in the committees request Walkers speech concluded aera tion occurs Exxon official denies conspiracy midterm energy needs its largest contribution will have to come from coal burned as coal Although coal reserves rank as the highest of the nations natural fuel reserves much of it is expensive to mine and en vironmentally undesirable Bagge said however that there is an unreasonable fixa He said that Illinois coal canj tion with sulphur in regula be burned in all but three metj tions ropolitan areas without costly controls There are coal seams nearby so broad and so deep that the Wednesdays seminar discuspeople of this state could literally wallow in fuel Yet you sions differed from Tuesdays talks when industry leaders pressed for accelerated coal use Carl Bagge president of the National Coal Association told cannot mine it and you cannot burn it because we have substi tuted mistaken belief for ra tional analysis on the issue of sulphur he said Witnesses deny violence Defense rests in raid case Alton AP The defense rested its case today in the trial of 10 federal and local law enforcement of ficers accused of violating the pated in some of the raids but were not indicted said Wednes day one of the defendants even had permission to enter and search two of the homes from IlCd a uuuuacu ui civil rights of several persons j alleged drug pushers who lived in a series of drug raids last there April Judge Omer Poos of US Dis trict Court recessed the trial until Tuesday when he said he Seven federal officers and three St Louis policemen ac cording to a 12count indictment entered and searched homes in will give the case to the jury j the Collinsville area last spring C r A TVifltiH Earlier defense witnesses de nied violent confrontations bet ween agents and suspects as described by prosecution wit 1 nesses defense witnesses St Louis detectives who partici in violation of Fourth Amend ment protections from unreasonable search and seiz ure Mrs Pamela Gitto testifying for the government claimed that on April 191973 at least a dozen agents some carrying things No officer they said shotguns stormed her East St j drew a pistol in their presence Louis home and threatened her I and none had a shotgun Only her son and Robert Underwood Mrs Gitto and Underwood whom she described as her commonlaw husband She claimed they drank beer and soda from her refrigerator hit Underwood with a flashlight cursed him spilled sugar flour coffee on the floor spitefully kicked open her back door and ransacked closets and draw ers Detectives Gene A Crosby and Sam Lackland testified they were present during most of the f lIA cursed they said Detective Benny Green claimed in court agents had permission to enter two other homes that night Green said Edward Staffire who was ar rested that afternoon sin Brent wood Mo after selling agents worth of cocaine told the agents he wanted to cooperate and said they could search houses he used in rural Ed raid and saw none of those Iville wardsville and rural Collin Washington AP An Exxon official denied today that the oil shortage since Oc tober is a result of oil company conspiracy or monopoly Also he said it was not a result of poor planning but rather the result of political events that the oil industry could neither prevent nor insure against with alternative sup plies The statements were made to the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on multinational corporations by George C Piercysenior vice president of Exxon Corp Piercy told the subcommittee that spare crudeoil producing capacity dwindled in the 1970s because of heavier demand for oil worldwide and because al ternative sources of energy such as coal and nuclear power failed to grow as expected Meanwhile Sen Frank Church DIdaho a member of the subcommittee called for a breakup of international oil monopolies Herbert Kobler Out of one race hes still in another one Index Cloudy tonight with 70 per cent chance of showers or thunderstorms low in the low or mid 50s Friday mostly cloudy with rain ending and turning colder High in the upper 60s or lower 70s Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2124 J7 4 67 2425 1517 25 Herbert M Kobler Rt 2 Marion lost his race for the Republican partys nomina tion for superintendent of schools in Williamson County but he is still a candidate this time in Union County Twp voters in Union County wrote his name in as their choice to seek the post in that county Kobler tied with James OBrien Anna who also got two writein votes for the Republican nomina tion Candidates do not have to live in the county to be no minated A flip of the coin in the presence of representatives of the two men fell in Koblers favor and his name will be on the general election ballot as a candidate for that of fice pending presentation of his certifications Friday to county clerk The tie between Kobler and OBrien was one of three ties resulting from the March 19 primary The other ties involved pre cinct committeemen posts for each party A flip of a coin made Mil dred Wright rural Jonesboro the Republican precinct com mitteeman of Reynolds Pre cinct and Stanley C Hileman rural Jonesboro Democratic precinct committeeman o f Meisenheirner Precinct Kobler 54 a Marion high school teacher was defeated for the Republican Partys no mination for superintendent of Schools in Williamson County by Guy Pete Peterson prin cipal of Pittsburg school   

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