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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 7, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 LIBRARY 0 LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 Carbondilt Murphysboro Herrin GrSMCE 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N UHi Southern imnoisetn Volume a Copy Her guess was Julie Ann Junlcin 12 of Gordo Ala shows intense as she spelled her way to the top in the 47th annual National Spelling Bee heldThursday in Washington DC She won the bee by spelling hydrophyte but said I guessed at the last min ute AP Wirephoto Two Pages j tuueuor to cvbonttlt Frat Prau Dally Jwrwl Murohvtboro FRIDAY JUNE 7 1974 SIUE grants early raises By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Pay raises for employes at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsvillt were given May 1 months ahead of sche dule because planned raises were not high enough accord ing to SIUE President John S Rendleman Rendleman said today that raises have been given to all employes who otherwise would have received them ef fective July 1 the start of the new fiscal year The university is using ex tra money not spent during the year to pay for the raises Bendleman said the university hasbeen saving the money throughout the year If the money were not spent it would revert to the state Even though the SIUCar bondale campus announced in April that it had million in extra funds the univer sity apparently does not have the money available for early raises Tonight flash flood watch in effect lows in middle or upper 60s showers and thun derstorms Saturday windy highs in mid 80s showers thunderstorms likely Sunday through Tuesday showers thunderstorms likely lows in 70s and highs in mid to upper 80s INDEX Classified 1519 Religion 7 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 23 Editorials 4 Family living 6 Records 1920 Sports 1314 Weather details map 20 Dale Knight acting vice president for administration and campus treasurer said today part of the extra money will go to pay off set tlements with continuing em ployes in lieu of a oneyear notice of job termination The remainder of the money will be used to pay summer employes instead of paying them from next years budget he said Rendleman said SIUE gave its raises early because the raises that were approved wouldnt let us keep up with the cost of living We tried tr keep it Rendleman said When asked why he said We dont want any invidious comparisons to any other universities The IHlinois Board of High er Education has recommend ed slightly more than million for merit raises for the Edwardsville campus Rendle man said the raises two months early are equal to about one sixth of the total amount available to Both universities have been ordered to give raises to em ployes on a merit basis Not all employe will get raises and Rendleman said he could not recall how many people actually will get the raises SIUC should have about million for pay raises next year Bank drops lending rate New York AP First National City Bank the nations second largestbank today became the first major commercial bank to drop its prime lending rate below the prevailing high of 11 per cent Citibank which adjusts its rate every Friday lowered1 its prime rate to per cent from 11 per cent Kleindienst arrives at court for sentencing Wirephoto Minimum possible Kleindienst gets sentence Washington Former Atty Gen Richard G Kleindienst today received a suspended onemonth jail sentence and a fine for refusing to answer fully and accurately questions about the ITT antitrust case before a Senate committee US District Judge George L Hart Jr said Kleindienst was entitled to the light sentence as a man of highestintegrity Hart said that when Klein dienst testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1972 he was not bent on decep tion Rather Hart said Kliendienst was attempting to protect so meone else ah apparent reference to President Nixons order that Kleindienst drop a big An angry judge warns President antitrust suit then pending against the I n t e r n a t i b n a 1 telephone Telegraph Corp The sentence imposed on the former attorney general was the minimum possible Kleindienst broke into tears as he left the courtroom Composed later he told reporters he was very humbled and very flat tered He said We all have duties to perform judgments to make I did mine and here I am today Kleindienst was accused under an obscure statute making it il legal to withhold information or documents from a congressional committee Kleindienst continued to de fend the propriety of his testimony in tile ITT case Washington AP A federal judge said today hat presidential lawyer James D St Clanhad broken an agreement over access to be given John D Ehrlichman to files he left behind in the White House The judge promptly opened a hearing that could lead to a contempt citation against President Nixon US District Judge Gerhard Gesell told St Clair when you make a commitment in open court you make it to me You broke it Ehrlichman said he was in armed by St Clair Wednesday when he went to the White louse to look at the files that his attorneys would not be allowed ccess to thedocuments as set jut in an agreement between Gesell and St Clair in open court last Friday Ehrlichman ad subpoenaed the files The agreement was based on a tetter from President Nixon in which Nixon said Ehrlichman Refusal to supply data as agreed totally and his attorneys would be allowed to go through EhrMchmans White House files Legislative committee Utility tax cut approved Springfield AP A plan to cut the tax on utilities paid by residential customers has been approved by legislative committee The proposal which probably will go to the House for a vote nsxt week would save the average household a year and cost the state some million in lost tax revenue House Speaker W Robert Blair RPark Forest the sponsor of the measure told the House Revenue Committee Thursday night the tax relief would be meaningful and highly visible The same committee recom mended rejection of a rival tax relief plan backed by Gov Daniel Walker after several House pay raise clears quickly Springfield AP Illinois House members paved tiie way Thursday for quick consideration of legislation to raise their own pay by a year The House voted 10825 to send Rep Charles Flecks pay raise bill to the House floor without committee deliberations The legislation could be pass ed in the House as early as next week It would raise annual pay for legislators from to as well as boost then daily allowance for days the General Assembly is hi session Ejpm to and their annual allowances for home district of fices from to Republican members called the proposal silly goofy and so impractical its almost fun ny Walker had proposed elimination of the sales tax on drugs and medicine But Republican committee members said the amount of relief vided was inconsequential at best adding that many drug gists probably would not pass the tax cut on to consun mers Rep Cal Skinner RCrystal Lake said he would add an amendment to Blairs bill when it reaches the House floor call ing for a message printed utility bills sentout after approval of tile bill The message would be This tax relief was brought to you by your friendly General Assembly The Senate Thursday approv ed a series of bills giving the state sole responsibility for regulating professions such as dentistry architecture nursing aiHJjreal estate Chicago Democrats opposed the bills because they said under the 1970 Constitution these responsibilities should be given to home rule units cities wit population or more The measures were sent to th House where a similar set o bills is being considered A proposal to establish a 13 member Health Facilities Plan ning Board to oversee construe tion of hospitals and other healti care facilities was approved 434 by the Senate and sent to the House The Senate has recessed unti Monday The House met to day In other action The Senate voted 3320 to confirm the governors appoint ment of Dorsey C Day of Chicago to the Board of Higher The Senate passed and sent tc the House a bill to limit impos tion of parking lot taxes by th Regional Transit Authority tc commercial lots only in th Chicago area The House Appropriation Committee approved a budge fcr the Department of Menta Health after increasing he amount earmarked for com munity grants by 2 million to select documents they felt were for Ehrlichmans defense in an upcoming trial in connection with a burglary at the officeof the psychiatrist of Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsbeirg In his letter Nixon said he would make the final decision on what material would actually be made available as evidence Gesell accented the agreement to allow Ehrlichman arid his lawyer to review the material1 but said notthe President would make the final decision on what material would be used as evidence Gesell reiterated that stand today I will determine what will be put to the jury not you not the President not Mr Gesell told St Clair Gesell then began a hearing on who has legal custody of the material arid to determine whether sufficient cause exists to hold a contempt of court hearing Gesell ordered the hearing after asking St Clair You are saying he the President will not comply with the courts order I think thats a fair reading St Clair responded Gesell who had said earlier that unless Ehrlichman gets all the material from his Dwn White House files that he deems necessary for his defense he might have to dismiss the con spiracycase against Ehrlichman then said I propose to have a hearing into who has custody and control so I can take appropriate action under the contempt statute The dismissal the Presidents action seems to be pointing for is a course I should not follow until I have exhausted every other opportunity Earlier William S Frates Ehrlichmans chief lawyer told the court that after procedures were outlined under which he and his client could see the documents that St Clair refused to honor the agreement In a very amiable manner he proceeded to tell us he wasnt going to give them to us Frates said of their visit to the White House on Wednesday Frates said Ehrlichman was not interested in any contempt charges being sought and was not initiating any contempt ac tion Nixon wants coverup link public Washington AP Now that the secret is out resident Nixon wants formal court disclosure that a federal grand jurylinked him with the Vatergate coverup The matter was to be argued later today before US District Judge John J Sirica who bar red such disclosure in the first jlace Judge Gerhard Gesell had irst claim to Nixori attorney President James D St Clair after the evidence White House reneged Thursday on an agreement in Geselfs court to allow former aide John D Ehrlichman arid his attorneys to inspect Ehrlichmans White louse files j It was uncertain whether St Clair would be able o free himself to an appearance Defore Sirica After it was reported Thurs day that the Watergate grand jury voted 19 to 0 to include the President among unindicted coconspirators Nixon asked Sirica to lift the protective order There was no indication whether special prosecutor Leon Jaworski would agree or contest the matter The motion was filed by St Clair minutes before the court closed Thursday The reasons for the jurys inclusion of the President weakens his legal argument for continuing to withhold sub poenaed tapes and documents Jaworskis attempt to pry 64 tape recordings from ithe White House is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court next month focusing on whether ex ecutive privilege entitles the not to requested release lor the Coverup trial The argument that Mr Jaworski will make will be essentially that executive privilege does not and cannot cover criminal activities by any member of the executive branch of the government Supreme Court expert Philip Kurland told NBC News He added What the grand jury action does is to document the fact that the activities were criminal activities and therefore that the tapes should be pro duced as outside whatever ex ecutive privilege might ex ist Constitutional authority Alex ander M Bickel said that na ming the President in the case puts before the court a finding of probable cause that the stuff involves criminal activity Jawroski undoubtedly would have disclosed the grand jurys action to the court possibly in a sealed filing so the public knowledge probably made little difference In other Watergaterelated developments A Judiciary Committee source said Nixon considered giving lie detector several hundred tests to thousand federal employesduring a 1971 hunt for security leaks Members of the committee said today that sec re t documents show that Nixon and Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger received regular summaries of spying and wiretapping conducted by the FBI on White House subordinates It was disclosed that former Nixon aide John D Ehrlichman issued subpoenas to the Central Intelligence Agency the FBI and other agencies for evidence he says will prove he had no advance knowledge of the break in at the office of Daniel Ellsbergs psychiatrist conti nuance of the protective order are no longer compelling St Clair said He referred to the grand jurys naming of certain in dividuals as indicating that Nixon was not the only person on the list The names were expected to be made public eventually when prosecutors file a bill of particulars for the former Nixon aides and campaign workers scheduled to go on trial Sept 9 Such a bill Insures that defen daijts are aware of allegations against them and is almost routinely requested before trial Legal expects said the grand Expected to keep rising Unemployment rate up 52 per cent in May Washington AP Higher unemployment among eenagers boosted the nations jobless iate to 52 per cent in May the first increase in four months the government reported today The turnaround is expected to continue in the coming months rising to between 55 and 6 per cent by the end of the year ac cording t o administration forecasts The Labor Department said 47 million Americans were unable to find jobs lag month an increase of about 170000 from the previous month Unemployment has hovered in the 952 per cent range since January after rising from 3Vj year low of 46 per cent to Oc tober It was 52 per cent in January and February 51 per cent in March and 5 per cent in April Total employment in May at an adjusted 86 million rose slightly after showing little growth during the winter and spring months Over the past year employment has expanded by two million Jobless rates for most adult workers either remained un changed or declined slightly last month The rate married men declined from 25 to 22 per cent over the month while the rate for adult women rose from 49 to 51 per cent   

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