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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                ii i BOX 789 3ECA1UMILLINOIS 62925 4 PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herein 710 N 1113 Walnut 212 N life Southern niinoisan 82No 1071 Oe a Copy luccMWr to CirbondiM Print Hirrln Journil Murphyiboro MONDAY MAY 4 1974 CarbondaleHtrrlnMurphytbori Pennywise they re short Thatll be 33 cents thei copper at prices ranging from clerk says 70 cents to about 95 cents per The customer hands her a pound He said the price de dollar bill pends upon the grade Do you have three pennies Icenogle said he has seen no Bhe asks Clerks all over Southern Ilii mis will be asking that kind pennies being sold for scrap That would be a losing proposi tion he said A dollars worth of question more and more until j of pennies weighs a b b u t 13 a new penny shortage eases ounces Area retailers and banks be Charles Johnson cashier at gan having a hard time getting the 1cent pieces from their sup pliers about a week ago Stores generally get pennies from banks And banks general the City National Bank in Mur physboro said he is receiving only about 50 per cent of his orders from the Federal Re serve Bank in St Louis John ly get them from the Federal I son said his weekly 10000pen Reserve Bank in St Louis I ny orders have been cut in Joseph Garbarini vice presi dent of the bank said the short age has been caused by hording and by people thinking they can make a profit by selling pennies as scrap copper He said the federal reserve bank which acts as a subtreas ury for distributing coins is limiting its shipments to com mercial banks to prevent hord ing Mike Price vice president of the University Bank of Carbon dale said he expects the penny shipments to be increased in two weeks The bank which supplies many Carbondale retailers is getting only worth of pen nies a week It is buying pennies from other area banks to make tip the difference Price said Sandra Bloom office cashier at Penneys department store in Carbondale said the store is getting only about onefourth of its normal penny supply Garbarini said some persons apparently feel they can melt pennies and sell the cop per for more than the face val ue This belief started earlier this year when the government was considering using aluminum in pennies to replace copperbe cause of the soaring price of scrap copper Melting coinage for sale as metal is agamsf the law It carries a maximum penalty of fine and five years in prison Garbarini said Clarence Icenogle foreman at the Murphysboro Iron and Metal Co said that company is buying half I order every week but they deliver every other week Personnel in the First Nation al Bank of Sparta were busy this morning wrapping pennies that one of the assistant cashiers bought over the weekend from a friend in St Louis M R Kelly executive vice president of the bank said one of his employes has a friend in St Louis who owns a lot of penny vending machines He went up there over the weekend and bought some pen nies from his friend Kelly said Otherwise we would have none this morning Our only supply now is the parking meter money The city has the parking meter accounts here The federal reserve bank cut us off three weeks ago Kelly said the bank is having to refuse to give rolls of pen nies to store owners Penny allotments to Marion banks have been cut 80 per cent The shortage is so severe the jennies the banks get From the ederal reserve are distributed only to businesses The Bank of Marionand the Bank of Egypt were getting 50 000pennies a week are getting loiood pennies week iy Denzil Walker a cashier at the Bank of Herrin said the bank received only onefifth of the pennies they requested in their ast order to the reserve Officials at the Herrin Secur ity Bank reported no shortage problems there Cash register drawers at area stores are light en pennies Israel is firm in Jerusalem AP The Israeli government showed no signs of yielding to Syrian demands today as it went into another round of troop dis engagement talks with Sec retary of State Henry A Kis singer A government spokesman said a cabinet session Sunday pro duced no decisions on the next move We are still at the beginning of this whole negotiation said one Israeli official It is all fluid and nothing has crystal lized Health Minister Victor Shem tov told newsmen the cabinet would meet again today after its leaders talk further with Kis singer Perhaps the toughest decision facing the Israelis was whether to modify their initial refusal to give up some of the territory they seized from Syria in the 1967 war Israel has already signalled willingness to give up the terri tory it captured from Syria last October But the Syrians are demanding that the Israelis retreat behind that line to give up the devastated town of Kuneitra and strategic mountain areas dotted by Israeli settle ments established since 1967 i Israeli leaders Sunday then Premier Golda Meir warned flew to Amman Jordan for a in a speech Sundaynight that threehour meeting with King Israel would depend less on i Hussein They reportedly dis Kissingers diplomacy than on its own fight for survival I dont make light of the ne gotiations now going on she said but that is not the deci sive factor What is decisive is oiirfight for survival If the Arabs and our friends think we want peace so much that we dont have the confi dence to fight there will be no limit to After meeting with Syrian leaders Saturday Kissinger talked for three hours with cussed Jordanian hopes for an Israeli withdrawal from Congress to consider Viet aid metric system Washington CAP Military aid to South Vietnam postcard voter registration and conversion to the metric sytem of measurements are among the issues facing Congress this week The Senate was to consider additional aid to South Vietnam today in connection with a million supplemental defense authorization bill for the re maining two months of this fis cal year Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass is pressing an amend ment to prohibit a fund transfer that would make million available for additional supply of ammunition to replace US ammunition delivered to South Vietnam in fiscal years 1972 and 1973 was incorrectly charged by the Defense Department to fiscal year 1974 for which Con gress imposed a ceiling of billion In allowing the million fund transfer the committee turned down an administration request that the ceiling be in creased by million Civil rights leaders say Bill could erase gains c Washington StarNews Washington With the 20th anniversary of the 1954 school desegregation decision less than two weeks away the Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a school aid bill and antibusing provisions that civil rights leaders say could wipe out the gains of the last two dec ades Opponents of the stringent anti Wising limits which easily passed the House March 26 are worried about whether they can muster the votesin the Senate to water down the House restric tions as they have done in the past Were in for a real fight said Joseph L Rauh Jr counsel for the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Adoption of the1 House busing limits he said would be far and away the most retrogressive step since the decision Kennedy said his amendment would reaffirm the decision of Congress to limit military aid to South Vietnam this year to the massive sum of j aTid let the Pentagon know Con1 1 gress is tired of the practice of shipping guns and ammunition J and paying for them later Final action on the mil lion military procurement sup plemenatl scaled down in Senate committee from billion requested by the Defense Department will be followed by Senate consideration of a billion supplemental appropri ation bill including the military items as well as additional op erating funds for dozens of other government agencies he Senate resumes debate Tuesday on legislation to allow employes of nonprofit hospitals to engage in collective bar gaining under the National Labor RelationsAct Legislation to give the Presi dent standby authority to ration fuels and control energy con sumption in event of severe shortages conies before the Senate Wednesday The bill re places the emergency energy bill on which the Senate failed to override President Nixons veto onMarca6 West Bank of the Jordan River increased U S economic and military aid me Geneva peace talks and the Palestinian issue in general After his return to Israel to day Kissinger was to shuttle back to Damascus tonight or Tuesday Soviet Foreign Min ister Andrei Grbmyko arrived1 in the Syrian capital Sunday but it was not known if he planned to meet with Kissinger there State fair harness race betting sought Springfield AP Goy Daniel Walker proposed today bingo games and harness race betting to bring more zest and spice to the Illinois State Fair For years Walker said the fair has been losing money prestige and attendance I want a really successful state fair one that will bring people from all over The way to do that is to make the fair fun give the people what they want and make it exciting he told a news conference Harness racing has been a traditional feature at the annual fair but betting has been proj hibited Walker also announced that more than million would bej spent before Aug 1 to improve i physical facilities at the fair COOLER Fair and colder tonight with lows from 38 to 43 Mostly aunriy tomorrow with highs in the middle 60s INDEX Claisifed 1113 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 15 Editorials 4 Family living Farm 5 Records 7 Sports 910 Weather details map 7 Hardsell Transcript TV talks defend Nixon position Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington The White House has launched a hardsell public relations campaign which it hopes will convince the nation tot Presi dent Nixon has revealed the full investigations of the scandal will only harm the public inter est The time has comefor us all to ask orselves a pretty funda mental question White House chief of staff Alexander M Haig Jr said on ABCs Issues and Answers At what point in the review story of Watergate and has noth ing more to hide The newest effort is built j of wrongdoing does the review around the release of 1254 pages itself involve injustices of censored transcripts and is j cesses and distortions which adorned bysuchflourishes as a effect result in being spateof personal appearances by Nixon and a near monopoly of the White House on tee Sun day television network news shows Nixons political strategists hope the public will consider the release of the transcripts to be enough to purgethe President of any connection with the Water gate coverup They assume that few people will read the tran scripts but most people will know that they have been made public There are two themes to the White House public relations blitz That the transcripts dem onstrate that Nixon is innocent of criminal activity regardless of what his aidesand associates may haye doneandthat further1 in releasing the Chairman Peter worse man the illness James IX St Glair White House special counsel said Sun day on NBCs Meet the Press the presidential tape transcripts prove Nixon neither authorized nor knew of the payments and thus is innocent of any crimi nal plot toobstruct justice Nixon said material that W Roduio Jr J and Kep Edward Hutchuison of Michigan1 the senior committee Republican could hear the ac tuar tapes at the White House They have not yet accepted thei offer I Haig said anyone who reads the transcripts knows without a shadow of a doubt that there has not been much tampering with the contents of them They speak for themselves i Haig declined to reply directly to questions about whether the White House also would turn over evidence sought on issues other than Watergate such as the milk fund the ITT case and a wouldbe campaign contribution by Howard Hughes two members of the House panel warned against interpreting the committees partyline vote on the transcript as a sign of partisan split on the impeachment receiving edited tran scripts from the White Housa instead of the actual tape re cordings the committee vote 20 to 18 last week to inform Nixon he had not complied fully with its subpoena Few of any really thought he was infull said Rsp Paul S Sarbanes DMd The difference in opinion was in the proper response Rep ThomasRailsback RIU said the vote reflected pro cedural differences which do not affect the committees ultimate goal of reaching the truth in its impeachment probe Hughes may be missing Watergate link Zebra case to go before grand fury San Francisco AP Presentation of evidence to a San Francisco County grand jury beguis tonight in the case of threemen accused in three Zebra Disk Atty John JayFerdon says that because of a gag order imposed Friday by Municipal Court Judge Agnes OBrien Smith he would make no com ment on what thejurors will be told Because of the order offi cials would riot say whether ac informer believed to have pro vided the major break in the case would appear before the grand jury Three men Larry Green 22 Manuel Moore 29 and J C Simon 29 are accused of three ofl3slayings in the case police codenamed Zebra An estimated 1000 persons crowded1 intothe Temple of Isiam Mosque No 26 Sunday to show supportfor thethree ac all of whom are Black They are expected to enter pleas to the slaying charges Thursday At the same time Judge Smith is expected to rule on a defense motion to reveal the informers identity Police say they are continuing their search for other Zebra suspects Because of the gag order they would give no de tails New York AP Senate investigators believe that theease of the Republican campaigncon tributions by billionaire How ard Hughes supplies the missing motive for the Watergate break in the Wall Street Journal said today The Journal said the inves tigators contend that former Atty Gen John N Mitchell tampered with a case involv ing the Dunes Hotel of Las Vegas and that fear of dis covery of the facts led to the breakin mission in 1972 Mitchell denies this The Journal said that the money had been given by Hughes to Charles G Bebe Rebozo one of President Nix ons closest friends soon after favorable government action on Hughes proposed purchase of thejDunes Hughes never pur The paper said that Senate investigators now believe that gressionar candidates not Nix ons 1972 reelection cam The TourriaT saicT ffiat soon with high after Banners meeting Mitchell Hughes got a Mitchell was afraid Lawrencelevel go ahead M OBrien then the Democratic The article said Mitchells of national chairman knew about Ifice logs show he and Danner the Dunes case and the Hughes donation because he had been a public relations consulant to the Hughes organization OBrien says he was unaware of the transactions Richard Danner a Hughes executive testified Friday in Los Angeles in a suit involving two factions of theHughes or ganization mat he gave Rebozo the in 1970 in two in met three times in seven weeks in early 1970 Butthe paper said the meetings were not recorded in the Justice Department file on the case Mitchell said he did not recall giving Hughes the goahead to buy the Dunes And he said through a lawyer William G Hundley that he didnt discuss campaign contributions with Danner and that he knew stallmentsof each But nothing about the Hughes dona Danner said the money was to j tion until he read about if in be used for Republican con1 Hardtraveling man Earl Gregg 67 relaxes en Hie big rjotercycle he rides on trattt behind his home in West Jefferson Ohio He uses Hw smaller bike for travel Gregg gave up motorcycling in 1921 thm took it up again two years ago J i   

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