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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 24, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carfaondala Murphysboro Hirrin 710 N Illlnott 1113 Walnut 212 N life Volume 82No Oc a Copy Two More tickets issued creeping up 010175 IK LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 ILL 62525 Succiuor to Cirtonftit Win Murphyrtow IndiMnM WEDNESDAY AFSIL 24 1W4 By Henry Of The Southern Illinoisan District 13 State Police in Du Quoih issued more than 2 times more speeding tick ets in March than in Feb ruary but they attribute the increase to seasonal factors rather than an upsurge in the percentage of speeders District commander Capt Joseph Ginter reported that 585 speedingcitations and 576 warnings were issued in March in the 16 Southern Il linois counties covered by Dis trictlS While those figures are con siderably higher than the225 tickets written in February they are close to the 575 cita tioris and 478 warnings issued in March 1973 December January and February are always slow months for speeding tickets Capt Ginter explained Capt Ginter added I think well see a pretty healthy in crease in April in thte number of speeding Capt Ginter had said when the 55milepprhour speed limit went into effect in Feb ruary that he expected most drivers to obey the new limit those whohad sped when the limit was higher Another had said about 10 percent of dri vers do not obey speed limits Capt Ginter said he does not think M per cent of the driversyare now obeying the new speed limit but added The level of violation is not However he said The speedappears to be creeping When the new speed limit went into effect he said about 90 per cent ofthe drivers obeyfed it But now We see people creeping up to 60 62 63 And were getting some extremely high speeds Capt Ginter said The state police have in creased coverage on Inter state 57 where our major problem is Capt Ginter said A Southern Illinoisan report erdriving at 55 mph on 157 fromMt Vernon to Mar ion last week counted 45 cars arid trucks that him and nearly half of them ap peared to be traveling faster than 60 mph The cars and trucks pass ing at a rateof more than one per mile included a state of Illinois station wagon which appeared to be travel ing mph The same state car travel ing at about the same speed later also passed the reporter on Illinois 13 State vehicles by order of Gov Daniel Walk er are not supposed to ex ceed 56 mph At one p o i n t oft 157 four cars passed the reporter with in about 15 seconds Told of the reporters ex perience Capt Ginter observ ed The level of violation no doubt is worse on the interstate He said police have station ed very plain cars with officers in plain clothes on 157 merely to clock traffic Noting that the number of speeding violations by trucks has decreased he said It apparently has had some ef fect on the trucks The Du Quoin headquarters he said has not received many complaints about speed tag from citizens However Capt Ginter added troopers reported several weeks ago that in general conversation with the public they found citizens were concerned about the excessive speeds of some cars and trucks However he said the num ber of complaints now has decreased Ginter said that it is no more difficult to enforce the 55 raph speed limit than a higher limit Its a matter of driver psy chology he said Some driv ers he explained might now think the energy crisis is over and there is no needto 55 mph No fuel problem for this bird Manitr of 607 Barham St Johnston City a truck drivtr for Texaco Bulk Plant In Marion nobody point beneath his truck A bird has wt up housakwping the 8800gallon gaso line trailer Manier said the bird has used clay from the area as an adhesive tokeep the nest intact on a trailer support beam He said the bird travels with him two nightly during his runs to Mt Vernen Irid Another trip once a week to the Texaco refining plant in The bird apparently has no fear of rid ing the highways but he is reported to be camera Committee votes to back crude oil prices The WashingtonC AP House Commerce Com mittee has voted to roll back to prcArab embargo levels the price of about 80 per cent of the crude oil produced in the United States Dealing with a standby emergency energy measure the panel also approved Tuesday an amendment that would impose a more stringent system of price controls on imported oil The Nixon administration however has said it no longer wants an emergency energy bill Addition of amendments sharply hurting the chances that the standby measure will ever the two pricing was seen as become law Should the rollback become law it would result in lower prices for gasoline and other petroleum products The price rollback amend ment adopted by a 1412 vote is similar though not identical to a provision which spurred Presi dent Nixon to veto the original emergency energy bill March Rep Bob Eckhardt DTex who sponsored the amendment said it was aimed to counter Nixons objections by retaining sufficient price incentives to encourage exploration for new oilsupplies Ealoras Controls on imported oil prices rAiilrt cHfforipH under an i Rhodes suggests Ford as arbiter Washington AP House minority leader John Ehodes said today he would consider Vice President Gerald E Ford an acceptable arbiter to determine what material on subpoenaed tape recordings should be given to the House Judiciary Committee Rhodes explained that he feels there is need for some mechanism whereby the rele vant material on the 42 Watergate related presidential tapes can be sorted out to the satisfaction of both sides to avoid a confrontation Fair and tonight low in the upper 30s Thursday mostly sunny and warmer with high in the upper 60s or lower 70s INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials would be stiffened under an amendment by Rep Brock Adams DWash which the committee approved by an 189 vote introducing their amendments both Adams and Eckhardt cited firstquarter financial reports which showed that Gulf Oil Corp and Standard Oil of Indiana netted profits more than 75 per cent higher than a year ago Meanwhile the American Automobile Association said its latest weeklyspot check of 6152 service stations showed the situation with gasoline availability has stabilized billion asked for foreign aid Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington President Nixon today asked Congress for billion in foreign aid money including million to help Egypt clear the Suez Canal repair war damage in adjacent cities and restore trade with the United States At the same time Nixon asked for million in military sup port for Israel and million for Jordan Nixon request includes million to help Egypt clear Suez repair war damage Soviet Union in securing Egypts friendship US officials earlier said there were no immediate plans to supplant Moscow in suporting and should play a constructive role in securing a just and durable peace in the Middle East by facilitatingincreased1 understanding between the Arab nations andIsrael hy The President also requested assist South Vietnam Cambodia and Laos in their efforts to shift their economies from war topeace and to accelerate the r ecbnstittition of their societies All the money including a special million Mideast fund for peacekeeping forces refugee aid and development projects would be for the fiscal year that begins July 1 Congressresponse is uncer tainalthough one member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen Frank Church DIdaho has said he is opposed to reverting again to that old habit of trying to outbid the from the the canal Suez itself US He said the United States can military aid to Cairo But they carefully declined to rule out US military assistance some time in the future At the moment a joint US and British force is helping the Egyptians to clear ordnance and otherdebris Canal Later will be improved with help State Kissinger will leave for the Middle East Sunday amid strong indications hat his attempts to mediate a troop disengagement between Syrian and Israeli forces will include a role for the Soviet Union The State Department an nounced Tuesday that Kissinger will see Foreign Minister Andrei Cromyko in Geneva during his trip but left up in the air the question of whether this will oc cur before he reaches Damascus and Jerusalem But it is increasingly believed by diplomatic observers that the Soviet Union which had no hand in the successful IsraeliEgyp tian disengagement may be crucial to this second and more difficult effort The Russians have sent Syria more MiG jet fighers to bolster itsAir Force in the growing sjr war along the Golan Heights US intelligence sources said today They said Soviet merchant ships unloaded 12 crated MIG2ls recently at the port of Latakia along with other military equipment These were reported to have been the first Russian fighters delivered to Syria in nearly two months The vessels bearing the MIGs arrived before Syrian and Soviet leaders announced last week that Russia will increase military aid to the Damascus government Blair says people back RTA stand 17 4 o7 1516 911 16 j Sports Weather details map Mitchell V lawyer sums up New York CAP jj Mitchells lawyer today that the federal Zeigferresicfenf Second man dies after boat accident consuacy trial of the former showed the s oli n e atjorney general was a political generally nrnsepution engendered in the terrible national A boating accident at Rend Lake north of Benton Sun day has claimed a second life Ronald Emery 37 of Zeig ler died today at am in Barnes Hospital in St Louis He was transferred from Franklin Hospital in Benton prosecution engendered in the to st Louis at pm Tues Court Supreme Lourr u tax breaks for widows Washington AP States may give tax breaks to widows while denying them to widowers because women generally suffer a greater economic loss the Supreme Court ruled today The 6 to 3 decision upheld a Florida law that gives widows a property tax exemptionbut does not grant the same ex emption to men whose wives have died We deal here with a state law reasonably designed to further the state policy of cushioning the financial impact of spousal loss upon the sex for whom that loss imposes a d i s p r o portionately heavy burden Justice William 0 Douglas said for the majori ty Quoting from an earlier Supreme Court decision Douglas recalled that where taxation is concerned and no State law doesnt apply to widowers specific federal right apart from equal protection is im periled the states have large leeway in making classifications and drawing lines which in their judgment produce reasonable systems of taxation The court majority distin guished todays decision from one last term in which the court struck down a federal law which automatically granted benefits or dependents to men inthe service while demanding that women in the armed forces prove that their families were dependent on them before receivingbenefits Douglas said the two cases were not alike in the kind of discrimination they presented because the govern ment denied servicewomen automatic benefits only for ad ministrativeconvenience Justices Byron R White William J Brennari Jr and Thurgood Marshall dissen ted White said the state law makes no provision for ex emptingrich widows trained and 1 u c r a t i v el y employed widows and in general makes no distinction other than that based on sex There is meritin giving poo widows a tax break but gender based classifications are suspect and require more1 justification than the state has offered White said heat of The lawyer Peter Fleming Jr in his summation tothe jury said the government had not shown that Mitchell and codefendant Maurice H Stans former secretary tried to fix a fraud case in return for a 1972 political con r to the bow of the boat tribution Heavy waves on the day The body of Doanld L Rob inson 40 of Herein was re covered at am Monday The only survivor from the accident is Jeffery Robinson Mr Emery had lashed himself lake Sunday capsized the boat Emery was found by search ers at am Monday and he was taken to the hospital suffering from exposure and shock The younger Robinson was rescued from an island Dr Philip Hoffsten of Barnes Hospital said Emery died rather unexpectedly He said that his death is probably due to problems aris ing from his exposure during he time he was in Rend Lake We really dont know the exact cause of his death Dr Hoffsten said The coro ner willdo an autopsy to try to determine the cause of death Springfield AP Illinois House Speaker W Robert Blair says hes listening to fte people and responding to their wishes concerning the Regional Transit Authority for the sixcounty Chicago area Blairs rivals say he is sacri ficing the real needs of the peo ple in a desperate attempt to rescue his political populari ty Whatever bis motives the Park Fores Republican has made public tansportation once again the dominant issue con fronting the Illinois General Assembly A week ago the issue seemed settled Chicago area voters had approved in a March 19 referendum the RTA created by the legislature last year Some suburban legislators were dissatisfied with the RTA and sought changes in it but little was expected to come of their effort But then Blair suddenly an nounced he was ending his un qualified support for the RTA and was proposing radical changes in the plan including one amendment to let counties secede from the system Tuesday Blair announced an other plan one he said was quite candidly an attempt to woo Downstate votes in the legislature for his proposal to let the suburban counties opt out of the RTA That prompted Gov Daniel Walkerto call a meeting today to discuss the speakers pn Telscher raps Blair Story on page 29 posals with Blair and other legislative leaders from both parties We want to find out kind of support there is for Blairs ideas said Norton Kay Walkers press secretary Blairs plan for using sales tax money to finance public transportation in all part of the state I believe that recognizing and subsidizing the public transportation needs of the Chicago area while ignoring the just as legitimate public transportation needs of Downstate Illinois is not fair or equitable Blair told a news conference Blair said passage of his pro posed Downstate Public Transportation Act would pro vide an alternative for counties in the RTA region which were dissatisfied with the plan Under Blairs proposal an amount equal to l32nd of the amount of revenue raised by the various state sales taxes within every municipality outside the RTA region would be deposited in a Downstate Public Transportation Fund The Department of Transpor tationwould divide the money in the fund among every eligible municipality each year ac cording to population Blair said for the funds would go to public transportation but tho money could also be used for what streets and roads aroundmiddle of th e year shift improves tax cut chances c Washington StarNews Chances for a quick tax cut are improving asthe result of a shift on the issue by Rep Wilbur D Mills chairman of theHouse Ways and Means Com mittee Mills disclosed today that he no longer stands firmly against quick action on legisla tion to spur the economy reducing individual income tax es I still think well know more about the need for a tax cut Should Toe I around the middle of the year but I have no fixed views about the timing he said This was a switch previous position that Congress must defer any action on lower ing taxes until June or July The Senate is expected to vote for a general tax cut perhaps as soon as nextweek Contraryto his previous stand Mills said her has an bpeiiumind on prompt House the Senate1 bill Mills indicated his opposition to a quick tax cut is wavering combination of economic con because of a political and siderations Senate passage of such legislation is considered almost certain and then it might be impossible politically to stop the bill in the House On the merits Mills said it mightDeamistake to cut tax es now if the economy is heading into an upturn around midyear as the Nixon ad i ministration predicts But he said it also could be a mistake to hold up a tax cut if were going into a tailspin Noting the administrations main argument against cutting taxes Mills said A lot of peo ple would say it would be infla tionary but that depends If ttis economy is going down you might want a tax cut to stimulate it Democratic Sens Edward M Kennedy of Massachusetts and Walter F Mondale of Minnesota are sponsoring the leading tax cut proposal which they estimate would reduce income taxes on individuals by billion a year   

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