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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 10, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbendale Murphysbaro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Southern Illinoisan 010175 S DECAIUR Volume a Copy Did you save 30c a week to Carbonda le Free Press Herrin Dally Journal Murphysboro Two Sections MONDAY JUNE 10 1974 CarbondateHwrrinMurphysbm Washington AP A dip in retail food prices in April meant a family of four saved 30 cents a week during the month if it scrimped on meat and served lowercost items according to new government figures released today The Agriculture Department said a lowcost menu for a fourmember family including two school children cost per week in April down 07 per cent from in March But it was up 18 per cent or per week from April 1973 Officials said it was the first decline in the family food indi cator since last October More affluent families as the monthly series has shown in the past enjoyed a slightly better break relatively with their food budgets A moderatecost menu that cost a week in March was 60 cents or 11 per cent less ex pensive in April The April menu however was up 15 per cent or from a year ear lier The departments plan for liberal eating cost per week in April down 80 cents or 12 per cent from March But it was or 14 per cent more expensive than in April last year Home economists say the various meal plans are com puted on the basis of food quan tities consumed by family groups and prevailing retail prices The lowcost plan relates to families with yearly incomes of to the moderate to and the liberal and over Grocery prises dip slightly on lawcost items One basic difference is that lowerincome meals under USDA food plans contain cuts of lessexpensive meat and more cereals bread potatoes dry beans poultry and fish The figures are compiled by the departments Agricultural Research Service and published each month in Food and Home Notes by the USDA Office of Communication A fourth meal budget is called the economy plan a barebones meal guide used for computing the governments food stamp allocations It was in April only 10 cents lower than in March It was however up 18 per cent or more than April 1973 Beginning July 1 on the basis of increases in he economy diet costs food stamp benefits will go up to per month for a family of four from cur rently a boost of 56 per cent retroactive to Jan 1 Adjust ments in food stamp allocations are made semiannually to re flect changes in fee economy food costs The food stamp allocation for a fourmember household last July 1 was per month Thus with a rate next month stamp benefits were hiked about 20 per cent during the year No coverup Boy Scout staff padded its rolls Chicago AP I lagging recruitment profes The moral foundation of thel sionals created fictitious boys Boy Scouts of America neednt be tainted by charges that it padded membership rolls and possibly cheated to gain addi tional federal funds ihe organi zations chief executive said Monday Some of our people cheated quite frankly on membership rolls Alden G Barber admit ted But he we were in the business of covering it up it could be the Watergate of the Boy Scouts But we dont intend to cover it up We intend to cor rect it he said in a telephone interview Dissidents within the organi zations paid staff of 4600 claimed they felt pressured to inflate rolls because of sagging membership in the Boy Scouts The Chicago Tribune reported Hie organizations difficulties in a twopart series published Sunday and Monday The basis of the dilemma lies In a million national re cruitment campaign that began in 1968 to add two million boys to scouting ranks by 1976 But Boypower 76 is nearly two years behind schedule the newspaper said To offset the Bored of education Ronald D Hall a mathe matics instructor at John A Logan College near Carter ville seems to have lost his concentration hiring com mencement ceremonies at the coMege Sunday Hall who lives in Elkville is seated with other Logan faculty members The college graduated 335 stu dents in spring commence ment exercises College Pres ident Thomas Deem conferred the degrees and board presi dent Donald Raines presented the diplomas Photo by Tom Porter Storm loss hits million By the Associated Press Federal and state officials worked today to help residents of three states recover from weekend tornadoes and floods that caused 23 deaths injured hundreds and caused million in damage Before leaving for his Middle East tour today President Nix on declared 12 counties of Okla homa disaster areas making them eligible for federal dis aster relief CHahtna Grvv David Hall who took a helicopter tour of some of the worsthit areas Sunday estimated damage as high as million Officials in Kansas estimated that damage there exceeded million In Arkansas weekend flooding was responsible for four deaths and an estimated million in damages authorities said Late Sunday night a tornado hit a dormitory at Ferris State College in Big Rapids Mich causing some damage and one minor injury The twister one of several wlrich passed through the north central part of the Lower Pe ninsula also blew away about 70 per cent of the roof at Riverview Pictures on pages 9 IB Klementary School The National Weather Service said the tornadoes that struck Saturday were part of a storm system almost as powerful as the one that struck the Midwest April 3 and killed some 300 per sons Thirteen persons were killed In Oklahoma and six in Kansas on Saturday officials re ported About 250 persons were in jured when twisters struck 13 towns and cities in Oklahoma In Tulsa about 1300 structures were destroyed or damaged by as many as four tornadoes Nearly onefourth of Tulsas 330000 residents were without electricity Sunday night Public Service Co crews in Tulsa had to rebuild some highvoltage distribution systems a PSC spokesman said In Emporia Kan a tornado described by witnesses as a mile wide left six persons dead and destroyed 150 homes and apart ments a shopping center and 100 mobile homes The towns two hospitals treated nearly 200 persons In Drumwright Okla whera five persons were killed Sat urdays tornado was an 18year old rerun Five persons were killed and 70 homes and buildings were destroyed in the Western Creek County town of about 3000 on April 31956 A survey Sunday of Drum wrght showed 94 homes de stroyed 118 damaged and one school blown away COOLER and nonexistent units to meet quotas for the program staff members said A report in New York in 1971 by the Institute of Public Affairs said many scout professionals believe the recruitment push is a numbers game and a possi ble cause of the paper troops Professional staff members said they paid dues for the non existent scouts or used collected funds as payments to maintain the inflated rolls the Tribune said Others said they simply re registered former scout troops without verifying membership figures or a troops continued existence If they refused to hedge they faced possible dismissal the staff members claimed Still the actual number of the phantom scouts isnt known Barber said the cheating seems confined mainly to the profes sional organization It does not substantially effect existing scout troops because they oper ate almost independently from the professional organization Barber said the organization doesnt condone the activities and has taken steps to correct the problem Decision limits scope of defendants1 rights Tonight fair and cooler Tuesday partly sunny and cool with highs in the mid or upper 70s Classified 1317 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 19 Editorials 4 Family living 6 Farm 5 Records 1718 Sports 1112 Weather details map IB Washington AP The Supreme Court ruled to day that the failure of police to inform a defendant of his full legal rights does not bar the use of all evidence obtained from him The court in an 8tol ruling reversed a lower court decision overturning the rape conviction of a Michigan man who was not told during police interrogation that he had a right to legal counsel Writing for the court Justice William H Rehnquist acknowl edged that police failed to pro vide Thomas W Tucker the Ml range of rights But he said Just as the law does not require that a defend ant receive a perfect trial only a fair one it cannot realistically require that policemen inves tigating a serious crime make no errors whatsoever Rehn quist wrote SIUC wins faces USC By Larry Odell Of The Southern Illinoisan Omaha Neb Southern Illinois University at Carbondale defeated Seton Hall 51 in the College World Series this morning to advance to an 8 pm game tonight against Southern California Win or lose tonight the Sa lukis will still be alive in the tournament which requires two losses for elimination Ron Hodges a junior right hander pitched a masterful fourhitter He fanned only one but walked nobody and retired 11 straight batters late in the game He lost his shutout in the ninth when Ricky Sposta opened with a double and got home on two infield outs The Salukis got their first run in the third when Bert Newman reached second on a wild throw to first and scored on Steve Shartzers RBI single Claude Crockett opened the seventh with a single stole sec ond and went to third on a wild pitch He scored easily on Howie Mitchells long sacrifice fly to left for the 20 Saluki lead Southern sewed up the deci sion with a threerun rally in the eighth Shartzer Jim Locas cio and Mike Wilbins singled for the first run Stan Mann bunted safely to keep the bases loaded with nobody out Crockett grounded to third for a double play via home to first Frank Hunsaker kept the rally alive as he was hit with a pitch and Mitchell delivered a two RBI ground single to center Seton Hall 000 000 4 0 Southern 001 000 13 2 Caffrey and Cerone Hodges and Hunsaker Russians sell lets to Syria Washington CAP The Soviet Union apparently has given Syria its first squad ron of advanced MIG23 jet fighters according to U SQ in telligence reports Sources said 16 crated MIG23 Floggers reportedly were sent to Syria recently aboard Rus sian merchant ships Intelligence has been watching for these deliveries since early last month when MIG23 crates were seen at Nikolayev a Black Seaport from which Russia ships most military equipment to Arab countries The swingwing MIG23 whose top speed is nearly 2000 miles an hour is rated signigieantly better than the older MIG21 which until now has been the best Russian fighter ex ported IT S analysts said the MIG23 does have some weaknesses particularly in its combat oper ating range They said one squadron will not influence the relative air power balance with Israel President leaves for Middle East Nixon refuses again to honor subpoenas By the Associated Press President Nixon left on the first leg of his Middle East tour today as a Syrian source called for the Geneva peace conference to deal only with restoring Palestinian rights and completing Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories when the session resumes Nixon was heading for Austria for an overnight stop Wednes day he flies to Egypt From there he goes to Saudi Arabia Syria Israel and Jordan He returns home June 19 In Damascus a highly reliable Syrian source said Damascus is actively trying to bring about at least one Arab minisummit in the very near future for the adoption of a joint stand calling on the Geneva conference to take up the question of Palesti nian rights and Israeli with drawal The source did not reveal where this one or more mini summits would be held or who would attend them It was sur mised however that Syria Egypt and Jordan who will at tend the Geneva conference would want to meet to coordi nate their policies following the signing of the disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel It is expected the minisummit will take place later this month Trip caught up in confroversy Analysis on page 8 after the end of Nixons Middle East tour It is also expected that Arab leaders hosting Nixon will endeavor to convince him to openly adopt the basic Arab premise that there can be no peace without complete Israeli withdrawal and restoration of Palestinian rights Meanwhile Israel accused Syria of brutal torture of Is raeli prisoners and said it will protest to the United Nations Syria counted with charges that Israel mistreated Arab prisoners Each government denied the others accusations Despite the exchange of atrocity charges an Israeli military command spokesman said disengagement of forces on the Golan Heights was pro ceeding according to schedule The state said Israeli troops were establishing new antitank defenses west of the Golan post and bulldozing a high embank ment between Syrian territory and nearby Israeli settle ments Washington CAP President Nixon refused again today to honor any more House impeachment inquiry sub poenas writing to House Ju diciary Committee Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr that hewill do nothing which would render the executive branch henceforth and forevermore subservient to the legislative branch Nixons sixpage letter to Ro dino was in response to the Ju diciary Committees subpoena for tapes of 45 conversations related to the Watergate scan dal The letter was released by the White House The committee voted 37 to 1 on May 29 to subpoena the tapes even though Nixon had already refused to comply with an earlier subpoena from the committee and had said he would reject any further sub poenas for material related to Watergate Nixon declared again today that the voliminous body of materials that the committee already has does give the full story of Watergate insofar as it relates to presidential knowledge and presidential decisions Nixon said that if the insti tution of an impeachment in quiry against the President were permitted to override all re straints of separation of powers this would spell the end of the doctrine of separation of power it would be an open invitation to future Congresses to use an im peachment inquiry however frivolously as a device to assert their own supremacy over the executive and to reduce execu says fie warned Nixon Story on page 18 tive confidentiality to a nulli ty Rodino had written Nixon on May 30 that committee mem berscould draw an adverse in ference if Nixon refused to sup ply subpoenaed materials But Nixon said that a claim ot privilege must beaccepted without adverse inference or else the privilege itself is un dermined and the separation of powers nullified This is the key issue in my insistence that the executive must remain the final arbiter of demands on its confidentiality just as the legislative and dicial branches must remain the final arbiters of demands on their confidentiality Nixon said that if the com mittee believes ambiguities ex ist it should call live witnesses who can place the existing evi dence in perspective He said subpoenaing more tapes and transcripts would ex tend the proceedings intermi nably while addinig nothing substantial to the evidence the committee already has The Judiciary Committee subpoena is the fourth the com mittee has sent Nixon It got edited transcripts instead of tapes in response to the first one and nothing for the next two which called for more tapes and some White House logs Special Counsel John Doar already has told Hie Judiciary Committee he will request an other subpoena at its next busi ness meeting This one would cover taped conversations relating to the settlement of an International Telephone Telegraph Corp antitrust suit and to a 1971 in crease in milk price supports The committee asked for 66 tapes but got only one partial transcript The committee also is ready to issue a subpoena for an In ternal Revenue Service audit of Nixons income taxes and sup porting data that St Clair said more than a week ago he would provide but that has not been delivered Senate leaders call trip Very useful1 Washington AP Senate leaders of both political parties applauded President Nixons trip to the Middle East today as a very useful mis sion Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield DMont told the Senate that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had reached a pleateau in achieving disen gagement agreements between Israel and Arab states but there is still a long high difficult mountain to climb Mansfield said he believed the Presidents visit to the Middle East will be very useful as sistance to Secretary Kissinger in the future Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania said the President deserves the good wishes of the country Referring to a statement by Sen Henry Jackson DWash that the trip is fraught with danger and will be more cere monial than of substance Scott said President Nixon is har rassed when he is undertaking a mission to improve relations in the Middle East and increase chances for a permanent peace Ir
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