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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE CarbondaU Murphysboro Htrrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Volume 82No 121lOc a Copy 4 Sections Tabloi uthern Illinoisan incciiiw 10 ClrtonSil Wprist Hrrln MHy Wnil MurBhylHro IndepnxM WEDNESDAY MAY 22 1974 010175 IN LIBRARY LS BOX 789 DECAtUB ILL 62525 CarbondilsHwrinMurphysboro Equal rights vote 1 its in Senate Young titleseeker Lisa Brown daughter of Mr and Mrs Roger Brown of Christopher chats with emcee Joe R Browning of Benton during the competi tion Tuesday night for the Little Miss Rend Lake title The contest is part of the Rend Lake Days celebration Little Miss and Mr Rend Lake will be announced Thursday dur ing the finals of the Miss Rend Lake contest at Benton High School A story about the pre liminary winners is on Page 3 Photo by Tom Porter Springfield AP An attempttowinapproval of the proposed federal Equal Eights Amendment in the Il linois Senate has failed The Senate sponsor asked Tuesday that a final vote on the measure be postponed when it became evident she did not have the 36 votes required for adop tion in the 59member cham ber Sen Esther Saperstein D Chicago who introduced the measure earlier in the day said she hopes to call it for a final vote before the spring session ends in June Mrs Saperstein succeeded in getting the votes necessary to consider a measure without first sending it to a committee But she asked for postponement when the electric voting board registered 32 affirmative votes She said later she had 34 votes for the measure two short of what is required for passage Sponsor asks postponement seeks two more backers The women received a man date to go back into their com munities and work harder a tearful Mrs Saperstein said after the vote Ill call it back up when I have the other two votes A resolution must pass both houses before Illinois is counted as one of the 38 states needed to amend the US Constitution So ar 33 states have ratified the RA The question of whether a simple majority 30 Senate votes and 89 House votes or a 36 in the Senate and 107 in the House is required to ratify a US con Nixon tells panel he will not comply J Unnw nnePlKla imTfll VPlTI PT1 L 01 V Washington AP President Nixon notified the House Judiciary Committee to day he would not comply with a subpoena demanding tapes of 11 Watergate conversations was negative subpoena for a reply Mayne said Rodino told the 38 member committee that he had just received the response and he said it was unfavorable it Rep Wiley Mayne RIowa emerged from a closed com mittee session and told newsmen Earlier Nixon offered the committee one edited transcript in response to the committees Nixons lawyer James D St Clair said the President feels he has already given the committee everything else it needs for that phase of its impeachment in quiry was jmUCt SWaiuu iwiw tin that the White House response request for tapes of 66 White delivered to committee I House conversations dealing with the dairy industry andIn ternational Telephone Telegraph Corp Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr about 11 am one hour past the deadline set by the versations have already been furnished St Clair said All that will be supplied he said is a partial transcript of an April 41972 conversation Between Nixon former Atty possible involvement of White House personnel and others Stfciair said many of the 66 Gen John Mitchell and former Senafe reaffirms JaworsJcis power Washington CAP The Senate Judiciary Com mittee has reaffirmed the authority of Watergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski to pursue White House tapes through the courts And the White House said Tuesday that President Nixon is cot considering firing Jaworski dent so wishes Jaworski said Monday However the committees resolution said the prosecutor is acting within the scope of the authority conferred upon him by the agreement of the President and the Department of Justice and the Senate conversations sought by the committee in connection with the ITT and dairy industry matters were not recorded and thatothers were not pertinent to the committees inquiry We feel the operative con Flaherty Pennsylvania winner J1UL CUJlalUcl a fate that befell his predecessor j Judiciary Committee in Archibald Cox in an earlier controversy over tapes Presidential attorney James D St Clair had argued that since Jaworski is employed by seeking to obtain from the President tape recordings he believes relevant to prove or disprove allegations of in formation for indictments trials in the 2LJ1UG Vi v the executive branch he can sue awaiting the President only if the Presi1 courts Patty 2 others accused again Philadelphia AP Pittsburgh Mayor Peter F Flaherty today won a narrow victory i n Pennsylvanias White House aide H R Haldeman St Clair said testimony at the Senate Watergate hearings shows that there was discussion of the ITTcase during that meeting St Glair spoke to newsmen before entering another closed door hearing of the committee The committee heard the tape of a March 21 1973 meeting on Tuesday and some members said it was the most damaging evidence against Nixon they have yet heard In another major develop ment Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr told reporters that a significant portion of a March 17 1973 Democratic mary and senatorial p r i predicted he will defeat Republican US Sen Richard Schweiker in November Flahertys strength in western Pennsylvania was enough to carry him to victory over former state Insurance Com missioner Herbert Denenberg a Tuesday convinced some Human Resources Democrats that Nixon ordered i agency The White Housereleased transcript of the March meeting makes no mention Watergate A tape of the March 21 talk between Nixon and Dean heard stitutional amendment is being considered by a threejudge federal panel in Chicago ERA proponents filed suit last year contending the threefifths pro vision in the Illinois Constitution conflicts with federal constitu tional law Sen Kenneth V Buzbee D Carbondale and Sen Gene Johns DMarion voted in favor of the Equal Rights Amend ment In other action Tuesday Proposed changes in the Regional Transportation Authority lor metropolitan Chicago dominated action in the House where a socalled optout proposal was rejected for the fourth time in a week However the Senate Transportation Committee ap proved an optout provision that some say would destroy the mass transit system It provides that a referendum on the RTA could be called by a twothirds vote of any county board by petition from 10 per cent of the countys eligible voters The proposal now goes to the Senate The Senate Appropriations Committee approved and sent to the floor a bill appropriating million more than Walker re quested for state school districts Legislation lowering the level of property tax assessment required by the state from 50 per cent to 40 per cent was ap proved by the House Revenue Committee Legislative lesson Dont tool with Chicago politics Springfield AP Illinois House Democrats loyal to Chicago Mayor Richard J Daley are trying to teach Gov Daniel Walker a simple lesson its not nice to fool with Chicago politics The House Appropriations committee Tuesday voted to dismantle Walkers Office of Dean to pay Hunt in hush money s It was a command It was said verypositively said Hep Jerome Waldie DCalif after theclosed committee hear ing He was clearly ordering pay the money said another Democrat I dont think there is any question Few Republican members would comment This is certainly the most damning of the stuff weve had sofar said Rep Hamilton Fish RNY Rep DelbertLat a service oriented agency which some Democrats contend is used for political purposes The measure sent to the floor was strippedof the Walker requested for operating facilities throughout the state Money for the Offices Volunteer Resources Program and Plann ing and Development Section were transfrrd to other state agencies The proposal to dismantle the office was sponsored by Rep Michael Madigan DChicago a Daley loyalist Daley Democrats on the com mittee privately resented Walkers say foray they into Chicagoarea Democratic legislative races in the March primary In my district this office ha governor said Rep Charles Keller DEffingham The vote was 1210 on Madigans proposal to delete the Human Resources money from a measure which contained the fiscal 1975 spending plans for both that office and the Com mission on Human Rela tions More than 100 people crowded the committee room some of them carrying cardboard signs showing their support for the office About 15 witnesses testified in favor of the Walker request r n 01 a IVICULU i House transcript may be tROhio waiKer requesieu uywaLuig v the 14 Human Resources Office run just as a political tool of tne Future role Faculty Senate offers ideas on SiUC mission niissing Rodino said the tape recording representing that transcript ap parently includes a discussion by Nixon of the possibility of White House involvement in the Watergate coverup Nixon has said he first learned of the coverup on March 21 1973 Rodino said the committee had been given a tape by the consumer rights advocate and I vatergate grand jury that two other candidates i records a conversation between With 97per cent of the 86101 Nixon and Press Secretary precincts reporting unofficial Ronald L Ziegler on June 4 1 with 1973 after Nixon had spent cent several hours listening to tapes of other meetings Rodino said one of the meetings they discussed was on March 17 between Nixon and Los Angeles AP Patricia Hearst and two com rades faced additional charges today stemming from two alleged kidnapings as hundreds of lawmen pressed their search for the three they say make up the remnants of the Symbionese Liberation Army Heavily armed lawmen viij swarmed into the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys and into a neighborhood in Sacramento Tuesday night in response to some of the scores of citizen reports claiming to have seen Miss Hearst and two SLA members William and Emily Harris Neither report checked out But FBI agent Charles Bates in charge of this case since Miss Hearst was kidnaped 3 months ago said early today that one of the tips is going to check out sooner or later And he appealed to the trio of fugitives to sur render to avoid more blood shed Meanwhile an 18yearold youth who said Miss Hearst and the Harrises kidnaped him last week was quoted today as with her kidnaping but decided to join forces with her abductors because of dissatisfaction with her fathers sponsoring of a million food giveaway that was to win her release Los Angeles Dist Atty Joseph Busch charged Miss Hearst and the Harrises today in a shooting incident at a suburban sporting goods store the commandeering of several vehicles and kidnap ing of two men They already are charged with unlawful use and possession of automatic weapons Authorities allege that the kidnapings followed an abortive attempt by Harris 29 to shoplift a pair of 49cent stocks last Thursday It was that episode in which Hearst saying the 20yearold SdyjJis v newspaper heiress tola him sne had joined the SLA of her own free will Tom Dean Matthews was quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying Miss Hearst told him she had nothing to do police allege Miss sprayed the store automatic rifle fire that started police on an intensive manhunt in Los Angeles Itresulted Fri day in six SLA members dying in a fiery shootout At the Hillsbrough mansion of Randolph Hearst family spokesman John Lester said Patricias parents feel its going to end soon that its going to end imminently Lester said Hearst was just about drained emotionally Hearsts wife Catherine broke her right wrist when she slapped on a rug Monday night and will wear a cast for six to nine weeks Lester added totals showed Flaherty 451972 votes or 44 per Denenberg had 430061 42 per cent the Rev Frank Mesaros 64265 or 8 per cent and former US Rep James Quigley 34880 or 6 per cent Schweiker was unopposed for renomination Fire sweeps 4block Chelsea area Chelsea Mass AP A fire fed by chemical ex plosions destroyed a threestory wooden barrel factory today Flames leaped to nearby in dustrial buildings and enveloped a fourblock area No injuries wer reported but mass evacuation of the heavily industrialized area north of Boston was underway as the fire burned out of control The blaze erupted about am at the American Barrel Co maker of wooden and metal barrels Chemicals inside the factory exploded blowing offthe roof and one side of the building officials said Witnesses said the fire leaped to the rooftops of a nearby tire warehouse a plastics firm an industrial supplies company and a rubber plant Firemen retreated from the barrel factory and concentrated on nearby structures in an at tempt to prevent the blaze from spreading throughthe heavily industrialized area just north of Boston March 13 added Asked if he felt the tape showed Mr Nixon was not aware of the coverup on March 13 Latta said Right In his April 29 television ad dress when he released the edited transcripts Nixon said he was thinking out loud in the March 21 conversation about various courses of action and had considered meeting Hunts demand as a disclosure of that might damage national security The March 21 transcript shows that Nixon was worried that Hunt would disclose the breakin way to prevent another matter Ellsbergs office Hunt ZsToSjohn SSdSfifb the breakin as Dean III According to of plumbs effortto of Daniel psychiatrists W Dean m Auuutumg w Paners Rodino it included a discussion plug the Pentagon Papers of the Watergate matter and the leak INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 31 4 67 29 910 29 Tonight partly cloudy cool er chance of rain Thursday partly sunny high 70s By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan The mission of Southern Il linois University at Carbon dale should be to continue be ing a broadbased undergrad uate and graduate university while also expanding and seeking additional funding for its area service programs ac cording to the SIUC Faculty Senate The senate voted una nimously Tuesday to recom mend a broad set of guidelines and suggestions to the uni versitys administration which is preparing a new mission statement for SIUC The university must present a new mission statement to the Illinois Board of Higher Education by late this sum mer The higher board is pre paring a new master plan for higher education in light of decreases in enrollment financial problems For SIUC the mission statement and resulting mas ter plan will determine the universitys future for the next several years A universitywide commit tee will prepare the state ment which must go to the higher board for approval In Stibitz heads faculty senate Story on page 3 terim President Hiram Lesar has given the mission state ment top priority for the school The senates recommenda tion says the most important consideration is that SIU was intended by the state to be a comprehensive university Comprehensive universities offer a wide range of under graduate an graduate courses plus professional and doctoral programs These schools do not simply produce teachers or persons with a liberal arts education They offer a variety of other tradi tional degrees and many spe cial programs The senates report says that internal reallocates and reorganizations that will be necessary with continued changes in higher education will not substantially change the fundamental nature of the university Of a secondary nature but also extremely important SIUCs role in providing services to the area the state ment says The educational and allied needs of the area which were recognized by the legislature in the 1940s have by no means disappeared the statement says The problems have been reduced somewhat the state ment says as a direct con sequence of SIUs growth and public service The statement also says SIU must insist on being pro vided with facilities to de velop and maintain those edu cational and service functions which are necessary to im prove the socioeconomic con ditions which currently pre vail Furthermore SIUs ser vice as the major social agen cy in this large and neglect ed region must be recogniz ed and counted in those quan titative measures employ ed by the higher board The statement says in part that if the higher board does not fund the service program separately The IBHE sev erely strains SIUs capacity to fulfill its regional service obligation County project rejected tounry EPA says 21 sludge questions unanswered r hv the pornoration to be in a flood More than a score of ques tions including ones con cerning halth and safety and odor problems were left unanswered in an application to operate a sludgefertilized farm in Franklin County the Illinois Environmental Protec tion Agency said in denying a permit for the operation The EPA listed 21 specific questions in a letter denying a permit to William Johnson of RayLee Farms Inc who is seeking to establish a 3200 acre farm north of West the Chicago Metropolitan San itary District One major question involves an apparent contradiction in reports about the percentage solids in the sludge According to the EPA John sons application listed the solid percentage in the sludge as 406 to 696 while actual test results indicate much Ron OConner an EPA pub lie information officer said the applicationfigures do not agree with test results from acre rarm norm m Frankfort to be fertilized with Cj the Chicago sanitary district sewage sludge from Cecil LueHing director of research and development for the sanitary district said the figures in the application are familiar but the district sends test reports to the EPA at least twice a month and that could result in the confusion LueHing said the s 1 u d g e would solidify 2 or 3 per cent more by the time it would reach Franklin County Johnson has noted that soil itself is sometimes only 50 per cent solid during rainy periods The agency also called for complete legal descrip tion of the land owned or controlled by the corporation complete chemical an alysis of the sludge including heavy metals and bacteria counts odor control program determination of the quality of the sludges digest ing process accounting of safe guards to insure improperly digested sludge is not shipped that the amount of nitrogen in t h e sludge will not pollute the ground water supply The EPA also remarked that part of the land appeals to be in a flood plain where the project would not be al lowed The plans and specification were not signed by a regis tered professional engineer as the law demands the letter from toe agency said Johnson may resubmit the application OConner said He also must receive a per mit from the Franklin County Board which Monday night voted to oppose the project Johnson said he is evaluat ing the EPAs report and will announce what further steps he might take later   

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