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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                IS PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Harrln 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16A Volume 82No 119lOe a Copy Two SKtlent 789 ncHUWMcwtantfili FrM Prtti Hwrin Oilly Jwrnl Murphyrtar MONDAY MAY 201974 SIUC reverses decision all tenured teachers By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan In the biggest move since announcing last December that 104 teachers would be fired Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has reversed its position and will offer to re tain total of 19 ers with academic tenure who were supposed to be fired in June The university also hopes to drop a lawsuit against the teachers soon The suit was designed to prove that a bona fide financial exigency exists and necessitates the firings SIUC interim president Hir am Lesar said today that the university is in the process of offering new jobs to all tenured teachers who have not found other jobs or decided to retire Lesar emphasized that the action is not simply giving the tenured teachers back their jobs Well be placing them in new jobs where the university needs them Lesar said He said some of the teachers may remain in the same de partment with the same job Others may be in any seg ment of the university where they can be used he said Lesar also emphasized that the teachers will retain their academic tenure in the de partment in which they were awarded it He said this would be the case even with teachers who are given new jobs in other departments Lesar also said that the ac tion still allows the university to reduce its overall number of teachers He said that num ber will decrease substantially during the next year because of people leaving retiring and dying Originally there were 28 teachers with tenure among the 104 who were to be fired Thatnumber has since been reducedto 19 because some have new jobs at other schools A few previously re ceived hew jobs at SIUC Lesar said some may not take the new job offer at SIUC He said one person1 has accepted a cash settle ment and others may retire early or decide to take jobs elsewhere Retaining the teachers will cost the university a maxi mum next year Lesar said He added that the amount probably will be less because not all of the teachers will accept the offer Lesar said that in retaining the teachers he has accepted the recommendations from faculty Senate committees headed by John Kingand George Mace Kings committee recom mended that the university re tain the teachers and drop the suit They said they could not condone the tenured facul ty firings on any legal or moral basis Mace said he has learned that the university has suffi cient money to retain the people He also said that the university may have mistak enly fired too many teachers last December because of con fusion over who should be counted as active teachers Maces committeehas not yet presented a detailed report Lesar said he will discuss dropping the suit after all of the tenured teachers have tak en new jobs or decided to leave the university He has said before he would like to drop the suit as soon as pos sible Lesars action comes short ly after the SIU Board of Trustees instructed him to at tempt to find a way to avoid firing the tenured teachers SIUC has received much criticism from national edu cation groups in its handling of budget cuts and faculty firings Under nationally ac cepted rules and SIU board statutes the university can fire tenured teachers only un der the most extreme circum stances However the teach ers may be fired at any time for incompetency and related problems The SIUC administration has argued in the past that a million budget cutback from the state for me fiscal year that begins July1 has caused the financial crisis When asked today if the university had acted incor rectly in announcing all of the firings Lesar would only say Hindsight is better than foresight SIUC plans to continue awarding tenure to some teachers Lesar said SIUC has about 600 or half the facul ty with tenure Lesars action has no effect on SIUCs firing of 76 teach ers on term and continuing appointments The university still is offering cash settle ments of up to one years salary to 28 teachers on con tinuing appointments The set tlements are in lieu of a one year notice of job termina tion The other teachers will get nothing Lesar said oneof the 19 tenured teachers has accepted a cash settlement but would be given a new job if he returns the settlement He declined to release a list of the teachers involved Lesar also said he has asked the faculty senate to prepare guidelines on how the univer sity should handle any future faculty firings The faculty senate was not involved in the firings that were announc ed last December ideast pact near certain Damascus Syria AP Details of a general agree ment to separate Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights began trickling out to day as Secretary of State Henry Kissinger arrived for discussions with Syrian leaders to overcome the few remaining obstacles A senior American official said a buffer zone separating the two armies will vary in depth from less than half a mile to a little over one mile According to this official Israel has agreed to permit Syrian policemen to reenter towns and villages within the demilitarized zone along with Syrian civilians Newsmen also were told on the onehour flight from Jerusalem that verification of the thinning out of armor im mediately behind the disengagement lines would not cause a problem because the distances involved are not great Now in the 22nd day of his marathon peace mission Kiss inger brought to Damascus Israels approval of his pro posals to separate the opposing forces which the Israeli negotiating team gave Sun day The Syrians accepted the plan Saturday making final agree ment by the end of the week appear a certainty With agreement on the troublesome question of a separation line the focus of negotiations now is expected to shift toward subsidiary pro blems like the composition of a United Nations contingent to man a buffer zone between the opposing forces the thinning out of firepower and an exchange of war prisoners Kissinger said he expected to Buffer zone key factor in agreement remain in the Middle East at least until Friday shuttling almost daily between the two countries He scheduled his eighth session today with Syrian President Hafez Assad and Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam in Damascus He returns to Jerusalem in the evening to meet with Premier Golda Meir and other Israeli leaders You can assume this will be the pattern over the next few days said Robert Anderson a State Department spokesman Informed sources said the Kissinger compromise centered on UN control of the peak of Mt Hermon with Israeli and Syrian units maintaining posi tions along the slopes It also was said to include the return of the city of Quneitra to Syrian civilian authority and Israeli withdrawal from three aban doned Arab villages in the Quneitra area which is just behind the ceasefire lines drawn after the 1967 Arab Israeli war The sources said that under the plan the United States would help guard against viola tions by inspecting Israeli and Syrian troop movements and equipment in the contested region Kissinger discussed the disengagement details and related problems with Mrs Meir and other members of the Israeli negotiating team for three hours Sunday Thecabinet met earlier Elsewhere the editor of the semiofficial Cairo newspaper Al Ahram said today the Arab states should contribute to set ting up a modern groundtoair missile network to defend Lebanon against repeated Israeli air raids We do not want to embarrass Lebanon by sending Arab troops to defend its territory at this particular time Israel will use the presence of these troops as a pretext to attack children and women said editor Ali Amin a confidant of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Instead1 he suggested that Arab states start training Lebanese officers and soldiers onthe effective handling and firing of groundtoair missiles The latest Israeli attack on Lebanon by four gunboats against a Palestinian refugee camp near Lebanons southern border killed six civilian refugees and two guerrillas Sunday afternoon initial reports said The attack at the Rashidiye refugee camp followed two days of Israeli air raids on Lebanon in retaliation for a guerrilla at tack at Maalotin which30 schoolchildren and six other Israelis died Rashidiye camp the second largest refugee center in Lebanon is on the Mediter ranean coast two miles south of Tyre and about nine miles north of the Israeli border It houses 12000 Palestiniansand reportedly is controlled by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine one of the more militant Palestinian guerrilla groups Patty now described extremely dangerous Sees daughter as martyr The Reverend George F of slain member of the Symbionese Liberation Amy Camilla Hall Speaks at a press conference in Chicago suburban Lincolnwood S u n day night The Rev Mr Hall said his daughter was a martyr for causes she believ ed in AP Wirephoto Los Angeles AP Patricia Hearst the soft spoken coed who screamed let me as she was violently kidnaped 3 months ago was hunted today by hundreds of lawmen as an armed and ex tremely dangerous member of the terroristgroup which ab ducted her With six of Miss Hearsts alleged captors dead after a series of weekend developments in which the case began to break open the FBI led a blitzing search in this city today for the remnants of the nearly decimat ed Symbionese Liberation Army and for Miss Hearst The FBI said Sunday night it would charge Miss Hearst as the j woman who pumped automatic rifle fire into a sporting goods store on Thursday the incident that triggered the army of lawmen as they began to closCin on the SLA The FBI it believes Miss Hearst wno 106 was pursuing her art studies and quietly planning a summer wedding to be part of what is left of her captors group Apparently she has joined forces with the SLA William A Sullivan assistant director of the Los Angeles FBI office said of the 20yearold newspaper heiress Sunday night He ad ded She wUl be given the op of slain SLA leaders on page 9 All Belfast roads under barricade Negotiations Belfast AP Protestant youths many masked and wielding cugels barricaded every major road into Belfast today to back up a sixday protest strike that has forced a virtual shutdown of commerce and industry threatened toughs Pollution probe rules clarified Washington AP Authorities need not obtain search warrants or give ad notice to go onto the pro perty of potential polluters to make inspections provided they make the inspections from areas open to the public the Supreme Court ruled today In a unanimous opinion writ ten by Justice William 0 Douglas the court reversed a decision of the Colorado Court of Appeals which overturned a finding that three Alfalfa drying plants had violated state air quality standards Douglas said that if there is any invasion of privacy involved in the case it is abstract and theoretical Officials of 36 states including Colorado had told the Supreme Court that a decision upholding the lower court could weaken their power to control air pollu tion Western Alfalfa Corp was found in violation of pollution standards by the Colorado Air Pollution Variance Board on the strength of visual sightings made by inspector James R Taylor on June 41969 Taylor inspected the com panys plants at Windsor Baton and Berthoud Colo His visits were unannounced and he did not have a warrant Colorado authorities appealed a finding by the State Appeals Court that the inspection violated constitutional protec tions against unreasonable search and seizure Authorities of 35 other states Judge hits FBIcatand mouseplay Washington AP A federal judge saying the FBI plays cat and mouse with people it is investigating today indicated he is considering dismissing one charge brought against former presidential aide The youths roamed outskirts of the city and hijacked trucks and buses to block the roads Angry scenes developed at some barricades between the men manning them and motorists trying to get to work In the city center all shops and most offices wereclosed A few that had opened hastily closed their doors and the shop at Menard 111 AP Negotiations with inmates and an investigation of a disturbance in which four guards were brief portunity to surrender If she opens fire on FBI agents or police the fire will be return ed Police said early today all units were seeking a young white woman and two black men considered armed and dangerous and may be suspected SLA members who tried to offer several hundred dollars to a landlady if she would give them a room Sunday night The woman was described as 18 to 20 blonde hair blue eyes with a sawedofLshotgun on a sling concealed under her coat Miss Hearst has brown hair and brown eyes The men were described as in their 20s one 6 foot3 and the other 5foot4 Police said when the landlady refused to rent the room she was slashed at with a knife Her clothing was cut but she was unharmed Her assailants reportedly fled in a red and black sedan Named in a warrant charging federal firearms violations were Miss Hearst and William and Emily Harris a husband and wife in their late 20s The Har rises are white Authorities said they were the only three persons still sought because of the SLA the small band of terrorists who pushed their stated goal of revolution after claiming to have kidnaped Miss Hearst on Feb 4 If there was any solid SLA connection with the two black men sought early today police did not give it Six persons including acknowledged SLA leader Cin que are dead victims of a Fri day night shootout with an estimated 500 law officers feat lasted more than an hour before their hideout house burned When the charred remains of all six were finally identified by Sunday afternoon the dead in cluded what was believed to be all the top leaders of the SLA which now appears to have never numbered more than a dozen In addition to Miss Hearst and the Harrises the only other known fugitive still at large was Thero Wheeler an escaped convict who knew DeFreeze in prisonand who was identified in published reports as one of he persons who dragged Miss Hearst from her Berkeley apartment on Feb 4 Wheelers girl friend said recently that he has broken with the group Meanwhile authorities released Christine Johnson 35 who ran from the besieged house during the Friday gun battle and had been booked for investigation of harboring criminals The charges were dropped Her 18yearold son James told the Los AngelesTimes he had talked with a woman he identified as Miss Hearst in the house less than 24 hours before the holocaust that Mlefl the others ha beTn 1 held continued today by Index HOTTER UgilO The Electricity Generating assistant to Warden Thomas Is e Board said the supply of power rad said They are on going was down to 30 per cent of No charges were filed as the normal with more than half of result of the Friday disturb Northern Ireland without any fc electricity The Ulster Workers Councila militant Protestant group called the strike six days ago to protest British plans for giving minority Roman Catholics a share in running the province ancfc Four guards were overpower ed by East Cell House inmates but were released a few hours later when Israel agreed to hear prisoner grievances One of their major complaints was ra cial discrimination Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map 1316 19 45 7 6 1617 1112 17 i I II J IPII Sunny and continued warm this afternoon with highs in the upper 80s or lower 90s Fair and warm tonight with lows in the upper 60s Partly sunny warm and humid to morrow with highs in the up per 80s or lower 90s again Angus Gaither going to Harvard that a requirement of a warrant as one of them said would hopelessly bog down the en forcement of the federal and state air laws In other action today the court Upheld the constitutionality of an Oregon law requiring in digent convicts to repay the cost of courtappointed lawyers if they subsequently gain the means to do so The Oregon statute allows the state to U S District Judge Gerhard A Gesell raised the question in reference to a charge that Ehrlichman lied to the FBI about his knowledge of the White House Plumbers units investigation of the Pentagon Papers case Gesell said that an FBI memo summarizing the interview with Ehrlichman did not make it clear whetherthe agent asked Ehrlichman about the Pen Statute alLUWO U1C i recoup the cost of appointed tagon Papers case or more counsel only from defendants specifically about thebreakni who are convicted Ruled that a state cannot file felony charges against a defendant who seeks a new trial after being convicted of a misdemeanor Authorized state courts to review alleged violations of col lective bargaining agreements even though such disputes may also fall within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board under federal law at the office of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist Ehrlichman and five others were indicted by a grand jury on March 7 1974 on charges of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Dr Louis Fielding a Beverly Hills psychiatrist who had treated Elisberg Meanwhile Watergate was said to be hurting Republican fund raising effortsRepublican leaders said Sunday By Barb Leebens Of The Southern Illinoisan Angus Mack Gaither the 18 yearold Thompsonville high school senior torn between at tending a military academy or Harvard University and 1 staying home on the farm to cafe for his invalid mother and1 brother will go to Har vard after all When the story about the young valedictorians plight was printed in the Southern Illinoisan last Thursday it be came national news Telephone calls offering money and encouragement have been pouring in from all over the United States Callers include a woman in Oklahoma a multimillionaire in Texas and a car dealer in Miami Gaither has been working the familys 400acre farm al most singlehanded for two years His brother 32 is par tially paralyzed from a stroke his father is dead and last month his mother Cleta 59 suffered a stroke and is bed ridden He had until today to de cide on the Harvard scholar ship offer Since Thursday Gaithers telephone has been ringing off the hfe said The reaction has been so spontaneous 1 feel like I am in a dream I have heard of things like this happening but this is happening to mte Gaither said Gaither said he has been called by NBC and CBS radio and by stations in Kentucky and Illinois Gaithers two halfbrothers John Logan Gaither of Lqs Angeles and William Gaither of Wisconsin learned of the problem from newspapers in their areas My halfbrother was read ing the Sunday paper in Los Angeles and saw a familiar picture He put down the pap ier and returned to it a couple hours later It was then he noticed the name under the picture Angus Mack Gaith er he thought to himself now there can only be one person with that name me Then he read the story and called me Gaither said Gaither had offers of a 250 scholarship to Harvard and appointments to both West Point and Annapolis Gaithers father is dead His brother J C 32 suffered a stroke two years ago and is partially paralyzed About two weeks ago his mother Cleta 59 suffered a stroke Unless financial aid was made available Gaither might have had to bypass his college offers I have decided to go to Harvard Itis an opportunity of a lifetime I will go if the financial situation is taken care of so I can stop worrying about my home situation and be able to study he said Concerned persons also call ed Allan Patton Thompson ville school superintendnet The reaction has been a pleasant surprise and it has renewed my faith in the Amer ican people Patton said The first call Patton got was from a librarian in Sum mit N C She called at 10 am Sunday after being mov ed by the story Patton said We have received calls from all over the country from people of all walks of life prompting Mack to go onto school Patton said The only definite financial offer Gaither has received is from Mrs Thomas W Leach of Tulsa Okla She offered Mack a month for one year Patton said Patton is still confirming other offers A trust fund for Gaither will be tentatively set up at the Bank of Benton by Howard Payne president of the bank Patton said Byron Fuller Angus Mack Gaither vice president of the Bank of Zeigler has offered his ad vice said One other concern has been taken care of Patton said Gaither will lease the crop land to neighbors I   

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