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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 12, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Htrrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Southern Illinoisan BOX Volume 871 Oe Copy Three sectiotw futcitiorioeirboiKiiU Prw Hwrln billy IMtptDdwl FRIDAY APRIL 12 Weed for extrication equipment cited jii rKoA tuwaiisfl nresentlv made ambula By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern Illinoisan George B Cormack Jr died Saturday in rural Williamson County while trapped under an overturned piece of machinery too large and too heavy to be moved by an ambulance personnel Samuel McVay administra tive director of the Southern Illinois University at Carbon dale Health Service saidthat Cormack was near death when two emergency medical technician attendants EMTAs arrived at the scene Extrication equipment probably would not have im proved his chances for survi val McVay said But McVay said there is a definite need in the area for a rescue vehicle equipped with extrication apparatus and a trained team to man such a vehicle Robert Alexander director of Carbondale Civil Defense said his organization should have such a rescue vehicle in operation by midsummer His organization is outfitting a 4wheel drive vehicle with small fire fighting equipment and extrication hand tools Be cause of limited funds the vehicle will not be equipped with hydraulic power tools for some time he said A 14man crew has volun teered to operate the vehicle Eleven of the 14 men will have earned their EMTA cer tificate by midsummer he cavil defense team will be on call and could aid firemen if additional help is requested Oarbondale Fire Chief Char les McOaughan said the twoL rescue vehicles once used for extrication and ambulance work in the city and township still are owned by the city and used by his fire depart ment personnel He said the equipment is to good repair and is used occasionally in firefighting rescue work but not fa conn ection with the SJUC Health Service ambulance operation In the Cormack case the ambulance call from Carbon dale was made not only out side the city but outside Jack son County McVay said hos pital radio operators monitor the call for help Saturday shortly before 3 am William son County authorities listed multiple injuries at the acci dent scene While enroute to the scene from the hospital the drivers were told not to respond be cause the De partment was responding The Garbondaie ambiance how ever continued tothe scene because oftine multiple injury report and arrived at a m The Carbondale ambulance arrived before Hie units from Carterville and radioed that Cormacks vital signs were weak At am the EMTAs radioed for a tow truck to help move the car off Cor macks body Cormacks left shoulder and wrist were pinn ed beneath the overturned car He was pronounced dead of ficially on arrival at me hos pital If Cormacks life could have been saved through the exped itious use of extrication quip ment he probably still would have died because presently no such vehicle containing the equipment would have respon ded forhelp Alexander said the civil de fense vehicle with a 1ton ca pacity will be used only within the Carbondale city Work outside the city limits will have to be ar ranged through mutual aid agreements with other munici pal and perhaps county agen cies he said Prior to July 1 1973 the Carbondale Fire Department operated two rescue vehicles However after that date the SIUC Health Service has made ambulance runs for the city McVay said he seesthe am bulance and rescue operations as two separate functions EMTAs are trained and equipped to administer first aid at the accident scene and to transport victims to hospi tals Extrication of accident vic tims is a job for a specially trained team who can remove a victim from twisted wreck age to permit treatment by EMTAs McVay said SIUC has not considered the acuisition of a rescue vehicle Rescuers seek crash victims body Photoby Tom Porter Body trapped in wreckage 19yearold dies in 1car accident Mathew C Dinnis 19 of Kt 1 Carbondale was killed today in a onecar accident on the Giant City road near bis home Jackson County Coroner Don Ragsdale said Dinnis northbound car ran off the highway and overturned onto a tree stump The driver ap parently was killed outright and was trapped in the wreck ed vehicle more than an hour Senf fo workers The accident occurred at am about three miles south of the Old Illinois 13 junction Ragsdale said Mr Dinnis apparently had left his home about three miles south of the accident scene and was headed toward his work in Carbondale Mr Dinnis was the son of Thomas Dinnis manager of the Herrin Chamber of Com merce Gov 3year steel pact approved Washington AP The United Steelworkers today approved a new threeyear con tract witn the nations 10 major steel companies providing wage Increases totaling about 61 cents an hour for 350000 workers Final details of the contract worked out in an allnight bargaining session were ratified by a committee of 600 local USW officials Complete details of the agreement were not im mediately disclosed The pact reportedly provides for wage increases totaling more than 60 cents an hour over the next three years in addition to a hefty package of fringe benefits Sources said the steel agree ment generally followed set tlements earlier this year in the aluminum and can industries Both of those contracts provided wage increase of 28 cents the first year 16 cents the second and 17 cents the third Steelworkers reportedly also won major improvements in their pension plan which sources said will now permit full retirement at age 62 instead of 65 The contract also includes for the first time a clause tying pension benefits to rises in She cost of living That was one of the unions main goals and was believed to have been one of the last issues resolved Steelworkers currently average about 580 an hour The vehicle is scheduled for operation out of a Carbondale fire station Initial calls will be made by Carbondale fire men Members of the 14man Walker fires 2 I Springfield Daniel Walker today named Charles B Leonard 39 deputy director of the Bureau of the Budget as acting Illinois savings and loan com missioner The appointment of the former Rhode Island native came hours after Walker accepted the resignation of Albert Pick IH of Chicago a former executive in the Pick Hotel Corp from the a year post Walker also fired late Thurs day Anthony Ross of Addison whom he appointed last summer as a member of the state sav ings and loan board Ross was later elected chairman of the sevenmember unsalaried board Walker failed to state a reason for the action Thursday and his office would only say that Ross and Pick were involved In con flict of interest dealings as state officials As soon as the actions were announced the Better Government Association a privately financed Chicagobas ed watchdog group said it had been investigating certain allegations against the two men BGA Executive Director J Terrence Brunner said the BGA investigation was nearly com plete By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Edwardsville The Southern Illinois Uni versity Board of Trustees was told today that the SlUCar bondale campus has nearly million plus more than that will be used to pay the salaries of teachers who are to lose their jobs in June SIUC acting president Hir am Lesar told the board today that the university plans to pay about 23 tenured teachers and about 20 others on con tinued appointments for nine months work after they are laid off Under normal circumst ances the teachers get a one year notice before losing their jobs The teachers were given sixmonth notice in December Lesars plan whichdid not to pay Trustees told of million found1 at SIUC campus need board approval provides that the teachers will receive their standard ninemonth sal ary that they would have received had the university given them a years notice of termination The teachers still will lose their jobs in June Other tea chers on term appointments were not affected by todays action They also will lose their jobs in June SIUC announced in Decem ber that 104 teachers would be laid off because of the million budget cutback from the state Lesar told the board today that the found million is unexpended personnel and equipment funds authorized for the current fiscal year The money cannot be carried over through the fiscal year that begins July 1 The million will be used to buy back what is known as the summer prorated sal aries Under normal circum stances the university has in the past paid ninemonth em ployes over a 12month basis During the last two months of their salaries July and August of each year the university has paid the sala ries from the new fiscal year funds Most other universities pay those salaries from the prev ious fiscal year because the work was performed during that year Lesar told the board that the university cannot justify reinstating any of the faculty members who are to be laid off in June He said the fac ultytostudent ratio is too high and SIUC will sustain further budget cuts if the number of teachers is not reduced Representatives of the Fac ulty Senate and of the termi nated teachers group were ex pected to oppose Lesars pay ment plan Lesar said the payment would be in one lump sum The board concurred with his announcement but took no action ministration said today the pre presidential papers President Nixori donated to the National Archives are government pro perty and cannot be reclaimed by the President A spokesman for GSA parent agency of the National Archives said his agency considered the gift legally binding even though a tax deduction Nixon took for the gift has been disallowed by the Internal Revenue Service The Washington AP General Services Ad GSA spokesman said investigations involving more for 1969 through1972 Saxbe said JI1 however that Nixon probably than a dozen persons Atty Gen would be free to sell orjwilliamBsaXkesayS 1 otherwise dispose of other Nixon papers and memorabilia being stored at the National Archives but not included in the deeds donating some of his papers to the government The spokesman said Nixon would be free to reclaim those papers barring any other legal impediment Thursday Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski was authorized to proceed with tax Nixon to release some materials Washington AP Faced with a House Judiciary Committee subpoena for tapes and documents Nixon spokesmen say they will turn over at least some of the materials Presidential Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler on Thursday said President Nixon would give the committee m a t er i a Is consistent with his constitu tional responsibilities Ziegler said the materials to be turned over within two weeks would bear out the Presidents past explanations of his Watergate role and receive the support of the House However Ziegler declined to say that the response would comply fully with the demand by the House committee Ziegler spoke several hours after the subpoena was hand delivered to the White House But presidential tax lawyer Frank DeMarco the only person identified by Saxbe said he has not been contacted by anyone from the prosecutors office or the Justice Department Saxbe told reporters Thursday that Jaworski inquired about a week ago as to whether his jurisdiction covered tax matters and DeMarco who prepared President Nixons tax returns Boyle found guilty see sfory p 8 Media Pa AP WA Tony Boyles attor ney says he will seek a new trial for the former president of the United Mine Workers convicted of murdering union rival Joseph Jock Yablon ski The jury which returned its verdict Thursday evening also found the ailing 72year old Boyle now serving a threeyear federal sentence for misuses of UMW funds guilty of killing Yablonskis wife and daughter he told Jaworski it did The Senate Watergate com mittee meanwhile has obtained the name of the former federal tax official alleged to have furnished the White House with tax data on its friends and enemies John Caulfield President Nixons former law enforcement adviser named Vernon D Mike Acree now the US Commissioner of Customs as his primary IRS contact In two interviews Acree vigorously denied that allega tion saying he had done nothing venal or illegal that he could not be considered Caulfields prime contact Jo Anne Thorpe chairman of the SIUC Faculty Senate said before todays meeting that she would oppose the lump sum payment plan as strongly as possible Earlier fliis week the Facul ty Senate approved a plan which called for the univer sity to retain the tenured tea chers and to provide chan nels of appeal for teachers on term appointments At shortly before noon Fac ulty Senate officials were ar guing against Lesars plan The board met for more than two hours this morning in closed session before allow ing Lesar to announce his plan Also scheduled for todays meeting is confirmation of a 12person committee that will make recommendations on a permanent president for SIU C Dog finds decomposed body of child Mount Vernon AP Jefferson County authorities said today they had no leads in the death of a child whose remains were discovered by a dog Thursday Dr James Miller a St Louis pathologist positively identified as human the partially decom posed remains John Richard son county coroner said Miller reported to him that the child was 9 to 12 months old Late Thursday after noon searchers discovered what they think is a shallow grave near a rest stop on Illinois 15 about a mile from the home to which 1 the dog carried the remains Index Variable cloudiness and windy today and early to night highs in the mid to upper 70s today lows in the upper 40s tonight Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map 1520 5 2T 4 6 20 910 20 Work fo begin in May Rend recreation sites to cost million Work is expected to start in inidMay on two Rend lake re creational sites The apparent low bidder lor construction at the sites was a ioint bid of submitt c by Allendale Gravel Co and K ffer Brothers Construction Ct both of Allendale The St Louis District US Anny Corps of Engineers said in a news release the contract calls for construction of more recreation facilities at the South Marcum Spillway and East Ac cess Areas at Rend Lake north of Benton At South Marcum 220 addi tional camp units will be deve loped 40 tent spaces and 180 units with trailer or tent capa bility East Access sites and1 the spillway are planned as day use facilities The work will take about a year to complete Other recreation areas at the lake are in the process of being improved the Corps said At Sandusky Creek the 200 unit camping facilities are being upgraded to include beach im provements and construction of sewage facilities The Jackie Branch are also is under contract for develop ment by the Corps At the Gun Creek Access Area work is underway by the Rend Lake Conservancy District War dead remembered A lone visitor walks through the national cemetery at Mound City where many Civil War dead are buried April 12 marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War AP Wirephoto   

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