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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - April 28, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Htrrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212J4 UHi Valumi 82No 10030C leetloni Family Weekly Tabloid Supplw era Illinoisan Frw Otlly Joornil Murphyilwo l SUNDAY APRIL 281974 Grevilte shuns festivah other thousands have fun Children compete In hooprolling contest Photo by EdGrcer By Wanda Barras Of The Southern Illinoisan Goreville turned a cold shoulder on Anthony Deans Southern Illinois Country Days Festival held this weekend at the towns back door Dean director of the Illinois Dept of Conservation said he wanted to introduce folks to the hospitality and culture of Southern Illinois and the beau ty of Ferae Clyffe State Park He had asked for Gorevilles support but resi dents had not forgotten that the man who approved the festival had also closed the parks scenic northern enter ance without a public hear ing He refused to open it when Goreville area residents asked him While Goreville minded its own business Friday and Sat urday thousands of people passed by going to the festival to square dance watch arts arid crafts demon strations take nature hikes watch and take part in games listen to music Official traffic count as of Saturday was 2652 cars entering the festival the Ran ger Goreville turned down re quests to operate a concession stand and a Marion catering service was hired The town did not hang ban ners in the street announcing the festival And the town de clined to take down signs ex pressing feelings about the roads dosing Festivalgoers read the signs One thing our people sure do hate was when our park road was closed by the state one sign reads An another sign said Mr Dean you wrecked our scene But down the road Naomi Williams 51 of Vergennes sat down in the grass and began to play her dulcimer The musics gentle warmth drew the crowd near Strolling musicians joined Mrs Williams The crowd swelled Some festivalgoers rode in an 18th century canoe s re plica of tiiose used to haul grain from Southern Illinois to New Orleans on the parks lake The Les Hivernanfcs a group of Southern Illinois University students brought fee canoie the importance of French history on the area Children scooped up band fuls of pie in a rush to win pie eating contests They shot marbles ran sack races roll ed hoops and shot sling shots The festival began Friday with1 a square dance attended by 1500 to 1800 persons Sat urday the crowd ranged up from 1000 persons The crowd today was expected to in crease with the arrival of a blue grass music band Skuttle BucketPiney Ridge Boys The band was to play from 1 to 5 pm Dean was to dedicate a plaque to Emma Rebman park donor at 4 pm million art works are stolen c New York Times Blessington Ireland A woman with a French ac cent and four men who carefully selected 19 masterpieces valued at million from the mansion of a private collector were being sought by police Saturday Sir Alfred Beit the London born millionaire whose elegant stone mansion in the rolling hills here was the scene of the theft said he would pay no ransom for the return of the rare canvases The 71yearold heir to a fortune earned by his father and uncle in the South African dia mond mines said the paintings were so well known that they probably could not be sod publicly Because of the pro minence of the masterpieces he said the motive for the theft had to be ransom or reward Police were not discounting the possibility that an extremist organization might have been responsible for the armed rob bery that took place shortly after 9 pm Friday night Mitchell Stans fate in balance New York AP A federal court jury cut short deliberations Saturday night in the criminal conspiracy trial of onetime Atty Gen John N Mitchell and former Commerce Secretary Maurice H Stans after weighing the credibility of key government witnesses At the panels request US District Court Judge Lee P Gagliardi earlier in the day had reread portions of his charge on the believability of witnesses One of those specifically men tioned was ousted White House counsel John W Dean III The nine men and a three women jurors went back to their hotel for the night at pm the earliest by some three hours that they have called it quits They will resume deliberations at 10 am Sunday The case went to the jury at pm Thursday following a 10week trial The jury continued to review perjury charges against Mit chell once the lawandorder bastion of President Nixons administration However the repuest for rereading of portions of the judges charge encompassed witnesses against Stans as well as Mitchell It thus could con stitute an enlargement of the scope of the jurys deliberations Hithertoduring the first 23 hours of deliberations attention had appeared to be confined mainly to the prosecutions case against Mitchell Stans and Mitchell are accus ed of conspiring to obstruct a Securities and Exchange Com mission fraud investigation of multimillionaire f i n a n c i e r Robert LVesco in return for a secret cash contribution to President Nixons 1972 re election campaign Soviet airliner crashes Moscow AP A Soviet airliner crashed in a ball of flame two minutes after taking off from the Leningradej airport Saturday night Western j travelers reported They said an airline employe told them 100 persons were feared dead Initial reports did not say whether any foreigners were aboard the Hyushin 18 four engine turboprop It was on a domestic flight to Krasnodar in I southern Russia In keeping with Soviet policy Landslides take toll in Peru Ed Bodner winner in pieeating contest congratulated by Monica Pacelli both of Carbondale Photo by Fred Lynch Portuguese junta names governors New York Times News Service The junta also announced the Lima Peru AP Rescue workers struggled Saturday to reach a large sec tion of southern Peru where a strong earth tremor and massive landslides buried two villages and floods from a dam regime after nearly half acen med up river submerged a third And Associated Press Gen Antonio de Spinolas junta moved swiftly Saturday to fulfill its promises of civil liberties and a democratic tury of dictatorship Press the crash was not reported by Soviet officials The Russians rarely reveal aviation disasters especially those not involving foreigners The Hyushin 18 was introduced in 1959 and can carry up to 122 passengers Chicago gas leak forces J4000 from their homes Uiehigt Chicago AP Emergency crews worked Saturday to control potentially lethal fumes from a gas tank leak The fumes forced 14000 persons from their homes some of them suffering from dizziness fainting and stingng eyes Were very prayerful yes said Dick Briceland head of the Illinois Environmental Protec tion Agency But we still have a way to go About 600 Illinois National Guardsmen who had been on alert in the event more evacua tions were necessary were ordered off their standby basis Favorable weather conditions eased the immediate danger The release of the National Guard came after workers suc ceeded in pouring a layer of thick fuel oil which they hoped would stop the formation of hydrochloric acid untU the could repair a leak in a chemical storage tank or transfer its contents to another tnak A pipe at the bottom of the tank ruptured Friday and released a liquid flow of silicon tetrachloride which converts to potentially lethal hydrochloric acid on contact with water The mixture of the chemical with the air formed a cloud five miles long and a half mile wide on the far South Side and forced the evacuations Friday night It wasnt until shifting winds car ried the vapor over a large in dustrial site that the evacuees began returning to their homes I was standing on the corner waiting for a bus said Mrs Eular Terry T couldnt breathe When she ran into her home to escape the fumes the stuff was coming in under the doorIt was coming in the win dows Thirty persons were taken to hospitals for treatment and five were admitted They were in fair condition Briceland said the gas could be lethal in extreme amounts and Dr Paul Boulos a tox icologist at the University ol Illinois Medical School said the acid is dangerous particularly to children or people with respiratory ailments By Saturday morning en vironmental officials said the potentially deadly cloud had shrunk to a plume about three miles long and nearly a mile wide which fluctuated from the surface to several hundred feet in the air As temperatures climbed into the 60s Briceland said an aerial report showed the cloud I dissipating He said southerly I winds throughout the night kept the vapors from residential areas v The ruptured tank held 500000 gallons of the chemical which is used to fuse quartz in I glassmaking and other in dustrial processes Briceland said the cause of the break has not been determined The tank was in a yard operated by the Bulk Terminal Storage Co in the Calumet Harbor area near the Indiana state line Kissinger again tries for Mideast peace c New York Times Washington Sec of State Henry A Kiss inger leaves today on another Middle East trip with the goal of persuading Israel and Syria to make the necessary com promises to bring about an agreement to separate their forces on the Golan Heights Some diplomats here and in the Middle East believe the basic outline for the disengage ment accord has already been reached in secret by Kissinger But Kissinger and his top aides have insisted all week that they were uncertain about the mood in both Jerusalem and Damascus and had no firm in dication that an agreement could be achieved on this trip Kissinger begins the journey which could last more than two weeks with meetings in Geneva tonight andMonday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko The two sides agreed to the sessions as a way of giving the Russians more public involvement in the disengagement talks But a top Kissinger aide said Saturday that the Gromyko Kissinger talks would probably be devoted less to the Middle East than to issues such as strategic arms limitation which are major agenda items for President Nixons planned trip to Moscow in June Kissinger was described by a state department official as cautiously optimistic that he would be able to put together a disengagement agreement ac ceptable to Syria and Israel Through shuttling between Egypt and Israel in January he broughtabout a troop separation Middle on the Suez front The issues between Syria and Israel have been complicated however by a number of fac tors including the uncertain political situations in both countries and questions as to either sides ability to make concessions to Hie other Kissinger was r e p or ted particularly concerned that Syrian President Hafez AlAssad would be under such pressure from more radical members of the ruling Baath party that he would not be able to moderate Syrias demands for the im mediate return of major por tions of the Golan Heights as part of a phased withdrawal of Israeli forces from all occupied Arab territory Word of the Thursday disasters did not reach Lima until early Saturday The slides in the high Andes location also blocked a river and destroyed a road Persistent rams prevented helicopters from reaching the area of the slides and overland rescue teams were blocked hy mired roads and smaller mudslides No casualties were reported in the tremor which hit the mountainous Province of Are quipa 750 miles south of Lima But police said at least 21 persons were missing and presumed dead in the landslides 350 miles southeast of the capital Police said another small village nearby was affected by one of the landslides but they did not know if there had been any victims A third hamlet was razed but reports were contradictory as to the number of victims A Peruvian television station quoted highway crewmen as saying the victims numbered about 200 in all But this could not be confirmed Police told reoprters by radio telephone the slides occurred Thursday night when huge masses of boulders ud and snow started tumbling three mountain peaks in the Huancayo area Syrians kill eight Israelis By The Associated Press Syrian shellfire killed eight Israelis on the Golan Heights war front Saturday and six more died in a helicopter crash while evacuating wounded from the battle the Tel Aviv com mand said It was Israels biggest casualty toll for one day since the October war the Israeli command said The heavy toll came in what an Israeli spokesman described as a freak shot by Syrian gunners in a relatively light day of artillery exchanges The eight were killed in a single volley of artillery fire a communique said A medical helicopter send to evacuate seven Israeli wounded plunged earthward as Syrian shells burst around the craft the Israeli command said and the crew and medical team were killed A TelAviv spokesman said the crash was an accident caused by the difficult condi tions and the chopper was unhit by the shellfire Israel says it has lost 40 dead and 99 wounded on the Golan front since the October war censorship was abolished and newspapers appeared for the first time without having to submit copy to the authorities for approval before publication At the same time the military junta made it clear it was not prepared to end the war in the African territories by granting them independence Spinola told a meeting of newspaper editors that self determination should not be confused with independence The statement appeared to in dicate the possibility of future conflict betewen the junta and leftist forces in metropolitan Portugal Spinola warned that he might be obliged to use force to prevent anarchy in the coun try appointment of new governors for Portuguese Guinea Mozambique and Angola the African proivnces where Portugal has been fighting rebel guerrillas for 13 years These conflicts were a large factor in creating public support for the military takeover Thursday New governors also were ap pointed in various regions of Portual and new commanders were named for the paramilitary Republican Guard and the public security police bringing these under the juntas control Officers at the Caxias Fortress and the Peniche Military Prison began releasing scores of political prisoners many of whom had languished in cells for years Soldiers and marines held the downtown headquarters of the secret political police the DCS Partly simny and continued warm today with a chance of showers or thunderstorms Highs today in the mid or upper 80s Southernly winds at 10 to 18 mph today and 5 to 10 mph tonight The chance whose files were captured in tact In a sudden switch of roles resulting from Thursdays military coup almost 300 members of the secret police I were taken to the Caxias Prison for detention after surrendering to the armed forces Throughout the city and its suburbs military officials launched an extensive manuunt for members of the secret security police still at large Informed sources said more than 100 secret police had escaped the army dragnet Two secret policemen were found of rain is 40 per cent today hiding in a church Carterville bonds School referendum fails 597 to 489 The CarterviUe Unit 5 school districts million bond is sue referendum was defeated Saturday by a vote of 597 to 489 by a margin of 108 votes In Crainville precinct 1 the The Referendum had it pass ed would have increased pro perty taxes of Carterville Cam bria and Crainville residents by about 15 peicent District Supt Gerald Cuendet said the funds were needed to vote was 11 no 84 yes Carterj expand classroom facilities at ville precinct2 407 no 358the junior and senior high yesCambria precinct 3 79 schools and for renovation pro no 47 yes Jects at a11 Inside today TERESA VON ZIRCZ ZITTER is a kook who likes to cook See a story by Kathie Pratt on Page 13 KASKASKIA ISLAND resi dents are returning a year after the flood See story by DeMaris Berry on Page 20 SPIKE Jean Barrington first woman service person of the General Telephone Co enjoys her hardhat job See Page 29 for a story by Linda Rush DU QUOIN FAIR may retain Bill Hayes was a gentleman Page 7 PAUL LAMBERT is dumb like a fox Page 7 CAGE HALL OF FAME beckons to area personalities Page 9 SIUC BASEBALL team pair Page 7 ART REID revisits Panama Canal Page 11 Ann Landers 5A Bridge 6A Business 2930 Byline BG 4 Classified 2124 Crossword 6A Editorials 23 Family Living 1315 Finance 3134 Records 5 Sports 712 Television 112A Weather details map S   

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