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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 26, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondalt Murphyiboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 14th Southern Volume 82No a Copy 5 Sections 2 Tabloids Family Weekly Coml oisan Frtt Prm Mtrrln Oilly Jouniil Murpliyilwo IndipinMI SUNDAY MAY U 1974 Nixon Storms abating c New York Times Miami President Nixon told the American people Saturday that the material quality of life in this country had been main tained at an unparalleled level despite inflation and unemployment and there are encouraging signs today that the worst is behind us The storms are abating Nixon said in a nationwide radio address in which he sought to explain recent economic dif ficulties and how his ad ministration was responding to it For some people he said These changes have meant a severe strain on the family budget shorter working hours and even the loss of a job he said But the majority of Americans have come through this period well Further he said there are signs that the administrations economic policies are paying off Thus there will be no major change in policy The minor changes he announced today are as follows The appointed Kenneth Rush the deputy secretary of state as counselor to the Presi dent for economic policy to coordinate within the White House economic policies throughout the administration Mr Rush will not be an economic czar as was former Treasury Sec George P Shultz Rather he will mediate disputes between various officials who have been in disagreement in recent months particularly Sec of the Treasury William E Simon and Roy L Ash director of the office of management and budget He will have cabinet rank Nixon urged Congress to set up a permanent authority to succeed the Cost of Living Council which will expire on June 30 He said that what was needed was a small flexible organization in the White a cost of living task force that would monitor wages prices industry bot tlenecks shortages and other factors that bear on inflation The task force could have only advisory authority He announced that he had directed the council of economic advisers to establish a high level group to study and evaluate the prospect of a shortage of capital for invest ment Probers pinpoint hush money payoff Time fo remember A lone visitor stands among markers at the National Ce of neat white grave rows ill a I V metery in New York City as the Memorial Day weekend began The visitor holds a small American Flag to place on the grave of a wilder who gave his life for his country AP Wirephote By James M Naughton c New York Times Washington The House Judiciary Com mittee has what its investigators believe is conclusive evidence that a hush money payment of to E Howard Hunt Jr was initated on March 211973 a few hours fter President Nixnn tcdl John W Dean III that such a oayment would keep the cap othe bottle of the Watergate scndal The evidence pinpointing the date of the payment to Hunt a convicted Watergate con spirator is based on the travel records of Sherman E Unger a Cincinnati lawyer and former Nixon administration of ficial against the President who he said had never authorized such a payment Informed of the contents of this article Ronald L Ziegler press secretary to President Nixon charged that the in leaked to formation had been create a negative inference Unger telephone confirmed interview m a this the his weekend that he was the so called mystery witness whose dinner engagement in Washington on March 21 was unwittingly the crucial clue to determining the date of the payment to Hunt Ungers testimony abnut dinner party along with travelrecords substantiating the date of the dinner were central elements of evidence that led a federal grand jury here to indict seven former associates of the President on March 1 for allegedly obstructing the Watergate investigation The records were turned over to the Judiciary Committee last March 25 by the grand jury and were examined at a closed im peachment hearing last week The records rebut a major White House defense of the President that the date of the payment to Hunt was unclear and that the Senate Watergate Committee initially fixed the date at March 20 one day before Nixon said he first learned of the hush money payments and the scope of the covelup attempt President promises tax data c New York Times The White House announced Saturday that President Nixon would cooperate with the House Judiciary Committee in at ivw tempting to make his income Watergate I tax records available as part of the committees impeachment OLarue the former Nixon ReElection fay made in Florida Presidents Press nans sraelis nearer to peace Jerusalem CAP Sec of State Henry A Kiss inger appeared to be closer than ujv iy rnG Jt IcSlUCill 3 lil Committee official who served j Ronald L Zeigier ever to a final SyrianIsraeli a gobetween in the hush stopped short of promising that disengagement a g re ement at the Senate Watergate hear ings that they could not recall the precise date of the March payment But Larue subsequently told a Watergate grand jury that he remembered the payment had been made the same night he had dinner with a personal friend whom he identified to the grand jury as Unger White House attorneys ponder subpoena moves White House lawyers are con sidering a response to a request for the Supreme Court to decide whether President Nixon may withhold subpoenaed Watergate evidence a White House spokesman said Saturday Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler said the lawyers will respond in due course to the appeal made Friday by Watergate special prosecutor Jaworski for the court to assume jurisdiction in the refusal of the White House to turn over tapes and documents where Nixon is spending the ment for the trial Talking Watergate coverup to reporters here weekend Ziegler was asked if Nixon would abide by the courts decision Were not going to speculate on any Supreme Court decision at this time Ziegler said On the decision not to turn over any more Watergate related material Ziegler said the President has to make very difficult decisions based on the office of the presidency and the Constitution Questioned on Nixons reac tion to Vice President Gerald K Fords recent remarks tnat withholding evidence could be a catalyst leading to impeach Fords full remarks into con sideration Ford said Saturday night that a climate of trust and un derstanding between t h e government and the people is essential for the nations system to work He told a dinner of the Association of m e r i c a n Editorial Cartonnists that they have much to do with that to the committee but promised that his counsel would consult with the committeeSstaff to try to agree on providing the in formation under ap preciate lifeguards For the last several days the Judiciary Committeehas been deadlocked with the Internal Revenue Service over the refusal of tax officials to provide the Presidents records but tressed by an opinion by At torney Gen William B Saxbe ithat was not released until Saturday afternoon The White House retreat from the administrations previous intransigentpbsition came about two hours after the Treasury Department had made public the Saxbe ruling While the attorney general ruled that Rep Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ chairman of the committee and his colleagues were not entitled to obtain the Presidents returns directly he Hafez Assad in Dasmascus Earlier Saturday the White House said President Nixon soon will visit theMiddle East Kissinger flew back to Israel late Saturday night and said he would return to Damsacus on Sunday He left two aides there working on what Syrian sources said they believe is the text of a final pact separating the oppos ing armies in the Golan Heights conferring negotiating night but the meeting was call ed off at the last minute because most of the negotiators were attending a Labor party gathering at which Premier designate Yitzhak Rabin was trying to hammer out his new slate of cabinet ministers A senior American official said Kissinger had moved Israel and Syria quite close to an agreement limiting military forces in the border area but was unable to close the gap completely Officials had predicted before Saturdays llth session with i Assad that the secretary would reaS trying to end the fighting Kissinger told newsmen before separate the Syrian and Israeli his jet took off from Damsacus armies We continued our detailed exj in Key Biscayne Fla a White animation of various elemtns of j House spokesman said President a disengagement agreement I j The secretary had planned on make another visit to the Syrian Two of my associates Mr Carlyle Maw and Mr Alfred Atherton stayed behind to work on the preparation of some basic documents and I will return tomorrow to discuss further details with President Assad PJarlier a senior American official said Kissinger would return home by Monday night whefhpr or not he achieved troop separation in the Golan Nixon would visit the Middle East at some point in the near future but there was no im mediate indication whether the trip would be linked in some way witt Kissingers current mission In Jerusalem a senior government official said a Mid dle East visit by Nixon could augur well for a a successful conclusion of the disengagement talks climate and so do those who temporarily hold high Western critics denounced India dismayed by bomb reaction c New York Times New Delhi The Indian government tand the outcry against Indians nuclear experiment and assured The incuan gUvmmc and the countrys neighbors and press stung ty foreign criticism others that there was nothing to ahont the nations nuclear test if ear fs reacting with anger and Mrs Gandhi who was m is reacting wiu 6 jaugurating a function here in last three days he connection with Africa day said npwsoaners here have published the argument that India s denouncing peaceful atomic experiment had Western critics as element of spelled out two indirect methods that could be used to get them with a minimum of complication and no illegality The controversy over the SSSttX SS i j1 ftf tann SI IIV ITIaUUUai i fice Ford told the group he cant qualify as a consistent com puter VI1U ucveiuymg ofI Rodino asked the Commission of tand i Internal Revenue for all Cah cxrds relating to the gift of deduction in his 1969 federal income tax returns SIU board to ponder presidency role Two hours allotted to administrative woes test Critics say that there was no distinction between a peaceful and military explosion but the Indians insist theiraim is to use nuclear devices for oil and gas exploration and mining The second issue is that India which has denounced the use of nuclear weapons and condemn ed the superpowers especially the United States at interna tional forums had abruptly if unwittingly raised tensions I criticisms uji uic miuj South Africa Japan Brazil i test last Saturday It was Indias Israeli West Germany and other first nuclear explosion and he nation became the worlds sixth j nuclear power The first issue is the disbelief introduced a new element no basis in fact upsets I government 1 official at one tions nuclear test Mrs Gandhi unfair are thethreekey said it was difficult fo unders1 cnhcism fte undund from abroad that India was nations have refrained from conducting a peaceful nuclear setting off nuclear explosions but are reported to have the capability to do so The third point has struck perhaps the rawest nerve This is the criticism that India an impoverished nation is squandering money on nuclear devices Indians reply angrily that the money diverted to nuclear energy million dollars in the last five years would hardly economic crisis alleviate engulfing the the nation or have a major impact on agricultural develop ment By Dave Butler Of The Southern Ulinoisan The Southern HJuiois Uni versity Board of Trustees will have two hours during its next meeting on June 13 to try to resolve internal adminis trative problems that have lin gered for more than a year on both campuses The board will be asked to decide if it wants to retain the current threeman admin istrative setup switch to a system president or give more power to the campus presi dents Reaction has been mixed The board has asked stu dent faculty and staff groups to decide which of the three alternatives the groups would prefer So far the groups respond ing are divided between switching to asystem presi dent and making the campus es more autonomous All groups from the Ed wardsville campus are re commending more autonomy for the campuses None of the groups has re commended retaining the cur rent setup Under the current system James M Brown chief of board staff has some direct power over campus presidents Hiram Lesar of Carbondale and John S Rendleman of Edwardsville However Brown does not have the broad powers of a system president The twohour period from 9 am to 11 am on June 13 was established by Brown who said the board will have additional time if it so de sires At least one membfr of the baord Richard A Haney of Mt Vernon is upset with the short period of time Haney proposed at the boards May 9 meeting that a special meeting be held However the board did not accept recommendation Ivan A Elliott Jr of Carmi chairman of the board said he believes the two hours will be enough time Under Browns plan each group will have just five min utes to make its recommen dation The board then will be allowed to ask questions The board could take action following that and then would have to move on to other business on the a g e n d a Among other items the board must consider are the budget situation and current standing of faculty firings on the SIUC campus Haney said the twohour period might mean delay in any action He said that would make a severe im pact on trying to find a pre sident for SIUC I dont see how they can expect to get a good man for the job when doesnt know if hell be a system president or a chancellor Haney said That must be cleared up and as soon as possible Trustee Willis Moore of Car bondale also has express ed concerr that the adminis trative structure must be de cidec1 before the university hires a president Under current plans the university will be interviewing presidential candidates by midJuly or early August SIUC officials hope to have a new president by Septem ber Trustee William Allen of Bloomington said he wants to hear positive suggestions about what should be done The fact that were review ing them current guidelines does not put the situation in limbo Allen said The guidelines now are board po licy Among the recommenda tions completed and sent to the board so far are ones from the University Senate Alumni and Student Senate at Edwardsville All of the groups favor more power to the campus presidents and a of power by the boards staff At SIUC the Faculty Se nate also is recommending more power to the presidents and a reduction in the staff Michael Carr student body president is recommending that a system president be named and that the camp puses be headed by chancel lors The Student Senate at SIUC will not take an offi cial position Carr said All other faculty and staff groups at SIUC plan to have recommendations ready by next week Officials for most of the groups indicated they would prefer more power to the campui Cloudywith showers and thunderstorms today High in the upper 60s or 70s Tonight cloudy and a little cooler with showers likely Low in the mid or upper 50s Monday mostly cloudy and rather cool High in the mid or upper 60s Wind light and variable tonight A 90 per of rain today and a 70 per cent chance tonight No paper Monday The Southern Illinoisaji will observe Memorial Day on Monday May 27 There will be no edition of the paper that day Inside Baseball Salukis return to Series BASEBALL SALUKIS de feat Minnesota twice Saturday to advance to the College World Series Page 13 DU QUOIN awarded contro versial Southwest Egyptian Conference track title Page M ELITE WOMEN GYM NASTS coming to SIUC Page 14 KEN REITZ days as the baseball Cardinals most eli gible bachelor are number ed as discussed in Doggin It on page 15 NIGHT SCHOOL a classy way to learn a hobby See Page 21 for a story by Ran dall S Farrar SEWING MACHINES gain value with age Reporter Jan Tulloss story on Page 32 says an old sewing machine may be worth as much as EDUCATION can be a fam ily affair A Zeigier mother and daughter are completing their college education by stu dent teaching in Herrin and West Frankfort See a story by Barb Leebens on Page 32 INDEX Ann Landers SA Bridge A Business 4142 Byline BG 2 Classified 3336 Crossword SA Editorials 40 Family Living 2123 Finance 4346 Records S Sports 1316 Television 6A12A Weather details map S   

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