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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 19, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Harrin 212 N lilh Volume WNo 9310c a Copy 010175 Murphyibcre IndiptfldMI Two Sections i24 Pajei J FRIDAY APRIL 191974 Prices lump rate at i in 25 years Washington AP Sharply higher food prices and a record jump in nonfood com modities pushed the cost of liv ing up 11 per cent in March as the worst inflation in a quarter of a century held its grip on the economy the government reported today The Labor Department said last months rise sent consumer prices 102 per cent higher than a year ago the most in any 12 month period since an identical rise in 1948 For the first quarter of 1974 consumer prices rose at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 145 per cent highest in any threemonth period since the first quarter of 1951 during the Korean War The gloomy economic report was the second in two days The Commerce Department reported Thursday that the Gross National Product the nations total output of goods and services fell at a 58 per cent annual rate the first decline in three years and the biggest drop in 16 years Although the Nixon ad ministration says it expects the economy to turn around in the second halfof the year some government analysts predict the next three months will be as bad or worse than the inflation for the first three months of the year With inflation continuing unabated the Labor Depart meat said buying power of American workers fell nine tenths of 1 per cent in March to a level 47 per cent below a ago It marked the biggest an nual decline since the govern ment began keeping that statistic in 1964 The Consumer Price Index climbed last month to 1431 of its 1967 average meaning that it cost consumers to buy the same variety of retail goods and services that bought in 1967 The 11 per cent jump in prices last month on both a seasonally and unadjusted basis compared with a13 per cent rise in February and an in crease of 1 per cent in January It was the third biggest monthly jump since September 1947 August of last year was thebig gest since then per followed by this February and March Government analysts said higher prices for gasoline and food were responsible for about 25 per cent of the March in crease Grocery prices jumped one per cent substantially more than is usual for March but less than the increases for the previous two months Fresh vegetables processed fruits cereals bakery and dairypro ducts were up but beef prices after rising sharply in February declined inMarch VBut the sharpest increase was in nonfood commodities in cluding industrial prices which rose 15 per cent both seasonaly and unadjusted last month It was the biggest increase in this category since the government started those statistics in 1956 Gasoline and motor oil again jumped sharply in March rising 7 per cent to a level 393 per cent above the previous March Fuel oil and coal prices dropped slightly last month but were still 577 per cent above March 1973 New car prices increased in stead of declining as they usually do in March Prices for used cars continued to fall Services rose eightenths of 1 per cent from February to March driven up by a 20 per cent jump in postal charges and a rise of 17 per cent in nhysi cians fees A rise of fivetenths of one per cent in average hourly earnings last month was offset by the jump in consumer prices and a drop of three tenths of one per cent in average weekly hours sending average weekly earn ings down eighttenths of one per cent for fee month ixon pondering Siricas su Washington AP The White House is pondering what to do about a sweeping subpoena that orders President Nixon to turn over a mass of tapes and documents to be used in the Watergate coverup trial of his former top lieutenants The subpoena issued Thursday by US District Judge John J Sirica directs Nioxn to give Watergate special prosecutor j tapes and documents covering j 64 presidential conversa tions Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski had asked Sirica last Tuesday to issue the subpoena after what he said were unsuc cessful efforts to negotiate a voluntary agreement with the White House Nixons chief Watergate lawyer James D St Clair did not oppose the motion and the subpoena was served late Thursday afternoon about two hours after Sirica signed it It orders the materials turned over by 10 am May 2 The matter will be con sidered by the special counsel Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L Warren said at the White House This is the latest in a series of subpoenas directed at Nixon since the Watergate controversy President ordered to turn over tapes and documents for trial of former aides began almost two years ago with a burglary at Democratic party headquarters But it pro bably will be the hardest to de fend against Withholding subpoenaed materials neededfor the con duct of a trial is a tougher legal problem than resisting such re quests from investigatory bodies Twoof the defendants in this case joined the prosecutor in requesting that the materials be subpoenaed new subpoena requests materials specifically for evidence in the trial scheduled to start Sept 9 of former White House chief of staff H R Haldeman exchief domestic adviser John D Ehrlichman formerattorney general and Nixon campaign manager John N Mitchell and four others Earlier subpoenas issued by the prosecutors office had sought information for the grand jury rather than for a trial One of these was upheld by the US Circu it Court of Appeals here after it had led to the firing of original prosecutor Archibald Cox v Cox was dismissed when he refused to cease efforts to en force the subpoena The White House later released the sub poenaed material rather than take an appeal to the Supreme Court Ordinarily subpoenas like the one issued Thursday are sought at the start ofa trial but Jaworski said advance actionis necessary to allow time to transcribe and process the materials and to prevent any delay from legal battles over the subpoena On the basis of our ex perience with tapes of other presidential conversations this is necessarily on arduous and timeconsuming process and should be commenced at the earliest possible opportunity Jaworski said in his motion Some of the tapes also are ena being sought by the House Judiciary Committee which is studying impeachment in a separate subpoena under con sideration by the White House Another subpoena from the Senate Watergate committee still is in the court The conversations sought by the prosecutors office range from late June 1972 im mediately after the Watergate breakin to June 41973 the day Nixon spent 12 hours listening to some of the earlier tapes Other defendants in the cover up trial are former White House counselor Charles W Colson former Asst Atty Gen Robert JC Mardian Kenneth Parkinson a lawyer for Nixons campaign committee and Gordon Strachan Haldemans assistant Mardian andColson hadvfiled motiohs in support of Jaworskis subpoena request Vice President Gerald R Ford said today President Nixon is my friend and I think hes innocent on any charges that are legitimate in this current situa tion1 Ford who said the President has been my friend for 25 years made his comments before a cheering audience of about 600 at a fund raising dinner for U S Rep Hurt L Talcott in Monterey President speaks to Daughtersof American Revolution in AP Wirephch Index Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map Partly cloudy tonightlow in thelower to mid 50s Part 23 4 6 20 ly cloudy andwarmer Satur 1314 day with a chance of showers 20 or thunderstorms aid a high of75to82 Morris plans no role in SIUC future Delyte W Morris at SIUC Thursday Photo by Dave Butler By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Smiling broadly as he re called the old days Delyte W Morris said Thursday he would like to see a change of direction by Southern Illi nois University but added he does not plan to take any role in the schools future Morris was SIU system pres ident for 22 years Since 1970 when he retired Morris has remained com pletely separated from the university He would not say if he has remained away from SIU on his own or because he was not invited by the administration headed by for mer campus president David R Derge But times apparently have changed Morris who celebrated his 67th birthday last week was in Carbondale visiting friends and attending an SIU Founda tion meeting Members of the foundation board and the recently ap pointed SIUC administration reportedly are trying to con vince Morris to help the uni versity raise funds He also has been encouraged to visit the university more often You know weve been in Washington and only know what we read in the papers about the university Morris said I dont see any role for me at all at least not as far as I can see now Speaking briefly after a lun cheon in his and Mrs Morris honor he said he would like to see SIUC reverse its re cent trend away from some of his plans It was the firsttime in re cent years that Morris has agreed to comment for publi cation onthe role and future Excellence is hard to come have to get out and work for it of the university There have been many problems of the last few years and I see the university doing many things it shouldnt Morris said in a somber tone Some of the things that made the university what it was have been dropped thats too bad Some of the things we were very proud of the universitys role in the area like help ing small communities been stopped Morris said This relates to area services and our effort to go out and help people Our message seems lost and theyre apparently not go ing out much any more Mor ris said He cited several area service programs that have been cut or reduced Good programs such asthe outdoor labs and community development are being cut back or reduced Morris said That really is too bad because they wert unique and made the university unique Getting away from being a regional peoples university is wrong and I hopepeople see it he said When asked about the re cent resignation of Derge and alleged irregularities hi the expenditure of state money to buy alcoholic beverages Morris said he preferred not to comment directly Id better stay away from saying anything about that he said Morris did however con tinue to speak on SIUs future mission On attaining academic ex cellence at the the byword of the Derge ad Morris said I have no qualms about going for excellence but it will come if Everything is be ing done right he said Ex cellence is hard to come by you cant have it by talking about it you have toget out and work for it thats what we need Morris added that excel lence will flow in SIUs fu wait There are many good things about this university Morris said I just hope the problems get worked out For the future Morris said Tie and his wife Dorothy plan to spend more time at their home near Kentucky Lake Morris said he has complet ed much of his worfc in Wash ington DC where he head ed a group that is helping disadvantagedstudents get into college done what needs to be done from Washington Morris said And its worked remarkably well presi dents have listened to our sug gestions It comes easier to under stand their problems when youve been a president and they have helped get disadvan taged students into school As Morrisleft the SIUC Student he went unnoticed by most stu dents many of whom came to SIUC after he left He was spotted however by a few faculty members who rushed to greet him For the future Morris plans to continue traveling and de velop a photography hobby that he has had for some time I finally took some pictures with one of the cameras Morris said explaining exact ly what he had taken We went on a trip to is lands off of Peru and I took three rolls of film he said But it was the photograhie tragedy of my Somebody stole the cam era film and bag Education posts filled Washington AP President Nixon has chosen a woman college administrator and a Utah school superin tendent for top education posts rin the Department of Health Edioation and Welfare The President announced I confirmation Thursday he will nominate Virginia Y Trotter of the Univerity of Nebraska as assistant secretary for education and Terrel H Bell of Salt Lake City as U S Education com missioner Both positions require Senate Son Francisco slaying Attacker claims to be Zebra San Francisco AP A man who claimed to be the Zebra attacker beat Frank Carlson to death with a ham mer raped and beat his wife and then set their home on fire police said today Carlsons wife Annette 24 was reported in critical condi tion at Mission Emergency Hospital where she underwent surgery today Although Mrs Carlson told police mat the attacker claimed responsibility for the 12 random killings in a case authorities havecodenamed Zebra of ficers said the attack did not appear to be the work of a Zebra gunmanThey said they were not discounting the possibility however Before undergoing surgery MrsvCarlson told police her at tacker was a black man in his 20s with a mustache A massive hunt is under way to San Francisco for one or mote blacks who have killed 12 whites and wounded six others since last November Police said Mrs Carlson told themthe attacker entered tte twostory flat of the Carlsons who are white about midnight while Carlson 25 a grocery clerk was working downstairs and she was asleep upstairs Carlson was bound to a chair and beaten beyond recognition with a hammer a chair and other objects in the living room The attacker then climbed the stairs and beat and raped her Mrs Carlson said The man set two fires downstairs and then escaped through an upstairs window she said Mrs Carlson managed to stagger onto a small balcony i where her screams for help were heard by residents of Synanon a drug rehabilitation group across the street Thursday the father of Nelson Shields IV Zebras latestvic tim flew here from Wilmington Del to claim his sons body Shields 23 was shot three times in the back Tuesday night as he was helping a friend move a rug outdoors Six persons have survived at tacks by Zebra including two teenaged boys shot on a street corner Sunday night The com posite pictures being used in lie manhunt were based on the youths descriptions Mistaken for burglar charged in womansshoot ing Chicago AP A Chicago policeman was charged today with aggravated battery after allegedly breaking down a neighbors door acd critically wounding her Police officials said it looked like the offduty officer mistook her apartment for his own and thought the woman was a burglar The man charged was Officer Michael OBrien 24 a graduate of the Chicago Police Academy just five months ago Asst Deputy Supt Alfred Conrad gave this version of what happened OBrien came home about am under the influence of alcohol and climbed an extra flight of stairs to the apartment of Janet Dzing 38 As OBrien tried unsuc cessfully to open the door with his key Mrs Dzing awoke and began walking to me front door Just then OBrien kicked the door down Mrs Dzing whirled in the dark apartment and fled into herbedroom slamming the door shut She put her back against the door to keep the in traderout The patrolmen then tried to push the door open and allegedly fired one shot from his service revolver When the officer opened the door he found Mrs Dzing slumped on the floor OBrien was being held pen ding his appearance in Circuit Court Mrs Dzing was in critical condition with a bullet wound in the right side of her back Up to W14 per cent Interest rate increase New York AP The increase in the prime rate to 10 per cent from 10 per cent spread across the nation today as major banks boosted the minimum lending fee they charge big business The climb in the prime aj shortterm rate that reflects temporary monetary and economic conditions will make it Woman named on Democratic committee LindsaySchaub News Service Springfield Anna Wall Scott of Champaign was named Thursday by the Democrat State Central Com mittee to replace Jeanne Wycoff of Aleda as national com mitteewoman Mrs Scotts election to t he state central committee last month made her the highest ranking woman among Illinois Democrats spreads somewhatmore expensive for corporations to bo r r o w funds But it will have no immediate impact on consumer installment loans or mortgages which are longterm rates that directly tied to fluctuations in the prime The movement to raise the prime by onefourth of a percentage point was kicked off last week by North Carolina National Bank By Thursday a handful of other banks in cluding Wells Fargo and Crocker Bank inCalifornia and Continental Illinois in Chicago had followed suit The higher prime took general hold m the industry today when more than a dozen large banks situated in New York Philadelphia Pittsburgh and Detroit raised the key interest rate The key interest rate hit a peak of 10 per cent in the fall of 1973 fell later in the year and began rising again a few weeks ago
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