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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 21, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI 710 N Illinois Murpbyiboro 1111 Walnut Htrrln 212 N KHi Southern Hlinoisan a Copy 5 Sections Comlei Family WMkly Tfc luccmer to If Horrln Pilly Journal SUNDAY JULY 21 Canal opened barges and booze By Bob Wright MetroEast Journal Staff Dignitaries smiling faces handshakes music food booze and protesters all played a par in the official inauguration 01 the Kaskaskia canal lock and dam Dedication ceremonies of trie million project began Sat urday morning with two maid en voyages from the lock and dam neaf Roots about four miles upstream from the Mis sissippi River Although proclaimed as the first commercial tow boat and bargr on the canal the maiden voyages have beepreceded by barges laden with material needed for continuing work up stream Some 145 persons carrying special invitations piled aboard the barge filled with chairs food and booze shortly after 10 am There was a brief prayer as the tow and barge pulled away from the lock but there were no speeches Aboard the barge there was fried chicken ham and cheese and an array of snacks for the celebrating passengers There was beer and liquor Music and entertainment was provided by the Otto Schultze Waterloo German Band The barge went five miles upstream turned around and returned The majority left the barge and another 100 persons boarded for the second trip The speeches were saved for the 8 pm dedication ceremo nies held at the Exposition Hall at the BelleClair Fairgrounds in Belleville Among the dignitaries were James Falk associate director of the Domestic Council in Washington DC representing the White House Langhorne Bond director of the Illinois Department of Transportation Col TR Peterson St Louis District Engineer for the US j Army Corps of Engineers and Commander 2nd District Coast Guard Patrick Bursley I Its a great day for Southern Illinois Bond said during the voyage It is just the right time when ther is a real need for coal The planning was great perception William Stockton head of pub lic relations for Peabody Coal Co St Louis was among a group of company officials aboard He was not quite so optimistic about the use of the canal as a major trnasportation means for coal A great day for Peabody I dont know about that A ar ago it would have been Stockton said But with the federal restrictions on sulphur content I dont know how much Kaskaskia lock barge photo Page 3 more coal is going to be mined for shipment Coal with high sulphur content will have to be used for gasifica coal to gas then there would be no coal to ship by barge he said Stockton said he is hopeful the government will ease the restrictions although the En vironmental Protection Agency has said that will not happen Coal from Peabody Mine Number 6 will be shipped by barge from a dock being plan ned south of New Athens An estimated 10000 tons per day will be shipped from the dock by Associated Electric Coopera tive of Springfield Mo Stockton said Peabody is plan ning no new mines in Southern Illinois while the governments restrictions on sulphur content remain in effect But Stockton said There win be other commodities ship ped by barge This canal should attract a lot of industry In addition to the celebrants there were the 25 carrying signs Some were protesting the dam but others were protesting against the US Army Corps of Engineers and the ShelbyviUe and Carlyle lakes further up stream from the navigation pro ject Keep your dam water off jmy farm one sign read love not The i US Corps another Water Peabody Ditch j million in welfare for the rich Joseph Scribner who helps his father William Scribner op erate a farm near Vandalia carried a sign The US Corps ruined my farm with your tax dollar Scribner said The purpose for ShelbyviUe Lake was to pre vent flooding below the dam it for recreation We lost 33 acres of corn this time Last winter they said they would work with havent done their share Scribner said The Scribners op erate a 600acre farm most of which is in the bottoms William Springman of Bee cher City said most of Satur days protesters were from the ShelbyviHe Lake area He said We are protesting water on our farms They kept the water up so long it wipes our crops out Scott Koons of Murphysboro a store manager in Carbondale said he was protesting the Kas kaskia Navigation project Its an waste of money The barge lines are get ting a free ride there are no fees for going through the locks Koons said He said there are existing rail road lines adequate for handling the transportation needs In addition they will have jto dredge cost of to million he said But for the members of the Kaskaskia Industrial Develop ment Corp it was a great day It was a milestone marking 20 years since the spawning of the idea for a nav igable canal leading into the interior of Southern Illinois Area legislators were among the happy throng aboard the barges making the canal voy age Among them were State Senators Sam Vadalabene D Edwardsville and Kenneth Hall DEast St Louis and State Rep Monroe Flinn DCahokia US Rep Mel Price DEast St Louis and State Sen Ken net Buzfaee DCarbondale were among the guests on board for the second trip Turkish forces seize 10mile slice of Cyprus Nicosia Cyprus AP Invading Turkish forces swiftly seized control Saturday of a 10milelong corridor from the north coast of Cyprus to the islands capital of Nicosia Bloody fighting raged most of followed by any large scale reinforcement to theL original Turkish force estimated at 5000 which swept onto the northern coast of Cyprus early Saturday Several hundred paratroopers landed in Turkish the day and was particularly strongholds of Nicosia heavy between the Greek and Near the port of Limassol Turkish Cypriot communities in Turkish Cypriot fighters re Nicosia quested UN forces to supervise their surrender to the national guard led by Greek officers Waldheim said In the early hours of the at tack Nicosia shook with the sounds of bombing and the scream of Turkish F4 Phantom Waves of airborne troops from Turkey continued to land on the island UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim told the Security Council in New York However US military sources in Washington said the original force had not been Turk Greek military might Page 4 struck at Greek Cypriot posi tions From the top of a sbc story building in the city fires could be seen in at least 10 areas Waldheim said Turkish air were continuing Cable and telephone com munications with Cyprus went out at about 1 pm EOT Satur day and no late reports from correspondents available Meanwhile in Greece a general mobilization was ordered thousands of reservists Cypriot national guard In the coup that overthrew President Makarios on Monday In a television speech to the Greek Cypriot community reported for duty and the Athens airport was closed to all but a few flights Greek troops moved toward the Turkish border but there were no of any crossings The Security Council appeal called for a general ceasefire were i Saturday night Nikos Sampson I new president installed by the military regime claimed the Cyprus government people and army were united in battling the jets overhead being fired at by I attacks on the Nicosia airport I peace talks and withdraw of the antiaircraft guns The jets and other targets in Nicosia Greek officers who led the Turkish invasion Cyprus radio in its 16th military communique of the day also reported the surrender of Turkish Cypriot fighting forces in Limassol It said Greek Cypriot forces had penetrated deep into enclaves in Turkish Nicosia Cypriot and the western town of Paphos UN asks ceasetire negotiations sought United Nations NY AP any action which might further The UN Security Council aggravate the situation appealed unanimously Saturday j It demands an immediate for a ceasefire on Cyprus for j end to foreign miiitary n peace talks and for withdrawal tervention in wnich of the Greek officers who led the infringes on the countrys Cypriot national guard in the coup that overthrew President Makarios All 14 nations on the council voted for the appeal after S e c r e t a r yGeneral Kurt Waldheim declared We are faced with an appaling and ex tremely serious situation With the arrival of Turkish forces the fighting on Cyprus has reached a new level of violence and bit terness The appeal was negotiated in daylong bargaining the Makarios government was overthrown last Monday and Turkish forces invaded Cyprus at dawn Saturday The compromise resolution calls upon all parties to the present fighting as a first step to cease alJ firing and requests all states to exercise the utmost restraint and to refrain from sovereignty independence and territorial integrity The Turks claim they have a right to be there under terms of a I960 treaty The existence of Cyprus as an independent coun try was guaranteed by Britain Greece and Turkey in the treapeace talks Makarios condemns Turkey New York AP Archbishop Makarios who blamed the Greek Junta for his ouster as president of Cyprus condemned Turkey on Saturday for invading his country The archbishop here for a personal appeal to the United Nations said later he was satisfied with a resolution adopted by the Security Council that calls for a cease fire and I Turks hail invasion tion would immediately return to their jobs Wherever Ecivit went in Ankara he was greeted by to nationwide popularity Saturqheering crowds and support Ankara Turkey AP Turkeys invasion of Cyprus catapulted Premier Bulent Ecivit day and gangs of young Turks cavorted in Ankaras streets in jubilation Turkeys largest labor federation said its workers volunteered to work weekends and overtime without pay The union said all workers on vacsession and congratulations flowed in from all parts of the nation of 38 million people The premier received a stan ding ovation from deputies of all parties when he entered Parlia ment late in the day for a closed ty which gave the three the right to intervene in support of that independence The resolution calls on Greece Turkey and Britain to enter into negotiations without delay for the restoration nf peace in the area and constitu tional government in Cyprus and to keep the secretary general informed US Ambassador John A Scali said international peace hangs most precariously and dramatically in the balance as a result of the invasion Makarios said the unanimous resolution which also called for the withdrawal of the Greek of ficers who led the coup con tains many positive and con structive statements I am grateful because all the members of the Security Council showed keen interest in the tragic events in Cyprus and are making every effort to put an end to them he said I hope that the resolution will prove conducive in this direction for the interest of peace in the area Greeks Disgusted Athens Greece CAP Greeks reacted with feelings of anxiety patriotic fervour and disgust backed with their government military Saturday after Turkeys invasion of Cyprus brought Greece close to allout war with its traditional enemy security man at the nearly deserted Athens Airport The wisdom of Makarioss statesmanship in managing to avoid war with Turkey all these years has become abundantly clear as soon as he was removed Waterloo German Band enlivens Kaskaskia canal Photo by Ed Grew Stotlar is fourth in contest Susan Stotlar 19 of Herrin won fourth place in the Miss Illinois pageant Saturday night in Chicago Miss Stotlar entered a Miss CharlestonDelta Chi is a junior at Eastern fllinoip University at Charleston She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Sam Stotlar of Her rin and a graduate of Herri High School Winner is Jean Celesti Ahern of Hinsdale and second place went to Carolyn Larson of Glencoe Third went to Corvene Mathis of Moline Decatur blast toll million By Bob Sampson LindsaySchaub News Service Decatur Damage estimates climbed into the million range Saturday night in the wake of Fridays explosion and fire in Decaturs Norfolk Western Railway Co yards The National Transportation Safety Board will hold hearings into the disaster inthree to four weeks spokesmen for the agen cy said Saturday Two employes Richard T Beck 54 of Decatur and RoblTery possibly tied to escapees I By Joanne Wood Of The Southern Illinoisan A burglary of a residence on Old Illinois 13 east of Car bondale on Saturday renewed the possibility that two Frank lin County jail escapees may still be in the Crab Orchard Wild Life Preserve area A Jackson County sheriffs jffice deputy said that the Raymond Bigler home near the recently burglarized Car bondale Gun Club was entered sometime Saturday aft e r noon after the Biglers left their home They left around 11 am and when they came home a little after 6 pm they found the house had been entered the deputy said He added that the Biglers reported that some food and a 22 caliber rifle and two boxes of ammunition had been taken County deputies investigat ing the burglary of the home just south of Carbondale city limits said they found several arrows in the basement of the Bigler home Bows and arrows were stolen Thursday night from the gun club and some of those same arrows turned up in the Bigler basement the deputy said County officials and Carbon dale police also at the Bigler home Saturday night said the two burglaries point to the David Webster 23 who lived in possibility that both w e r e ty jail escapees Richard Ma ceri 24 of Valier and Ricky Sledge 20 of Flora We have no specific evi dence that these men burglar ized the gun club and the Bigler home said one depu ty but we think it is a possi bility that it could be so We will have a patrol in the area he said but could not say whether the area would be cordoned off A car patrol of the Crab Orchard Inke area was al ready under way this weekend after an intensive ground search on Friday around the intersection of old Illinois 13 and the Crab Orchard Road in the refuge The wooded area was seal ed off Thursday night by law enforcement officers from three counties after a police chase and the wreckage of a car believed driven by Ma ceri and Sledge who escaped July 14 from the Franklin County jail after they over powered a jailer Ma ceri was being held pend ing a hearing to determine if he is competent to stand trial on charges of kidnaping rape deviant sexual assault and attempted murder and Sledge held on charges of theft and reckless conduct MISS UNIVERSE Manila The Philippines AP Miss Spain Amparo Munoz 20 a 5foot8 chestnuthaired beauty from Malaga Sunday from the island said aged bank clerk Greekled Cypriot a local hotel died Friday night Springfield Medical Centers middleburn unit Six of the 140 persons injured national After years of holding back I guardsmen ousted Makarios last by Makarios now at last we have the chance to show them the Turks they cant push us about said a toughlooking Monday from the Cyprus presidency precipitating the crisis that culminated in Saturdays invasion Americans thought still time to halt Turkey in the disaster remained in critical condition Saturday night in the Springfield burn cen ter All six men were in or near the Annex a restaurant hotel in the center of the yards HUMID committed by Franklin Counwas named Miss Inside today By Bernard Gwertzman c New York Times Washington Turkeys decision to land forces on Cyprus came while American officials believed they still had some time perhaps another day to persuade the Ankara government to keep talking From the start of the Cyprus crisis last Monday Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger and his aides feared that Turkey might land an expeditionary force to support the Turkish Cypriotes and to warn Greece that Turkey would not put up with attempts to rupture the delicate fabric that had held the ethnic Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus together since 1960 Even though Turkey in a publicized move launched a landing fleet Friday morning both State Department and Pentagon officials leaned to the view that the Turks would allow Under Secretary of State Joseph J Sisco to finish his diplomatic mission before intervening Part of the reason for that view was the fact that Turkey launched similar armadas in 1964 and 196 only to stop short of landing on Cypru But in those years Archbishop Makarios was still in charge of Cyprus and the United States used ex traordinary pressure on Turkey to desist The United States also believ ed that it did not serve Turkeys interest to land troops while It was still possible to put pieuura on Greece to insure the con tinued independence for Cyprus and communal integrity for the Turkish minority Pentagon officials said they discounted an imminent landing because they believed what the State Department had been telling them We were misled one Defense Department official said because the diplomats said they believed they could talk out of it News analysis Partly sunny hot and hu mid today with a chance of thunderstorms High in the mid or upper 90s Partly clou dy and warm with chance of thunderstorms tonight and low in the mid 70s Hot humid and partly sunny on Monday with high in the upper 90s Southeasterly winds 8 to 15 miles an hour with chance of rain 80 per cent today TIN EAR JOHNSON the unofficial mayor of South Illinois Avenue remembers the good old days in Carbon dale Story by Marta Ladd Page 22 SHERMAN TAYLOR of Carterville has been going blind for some time He tells about the adjustments he and his family have made and about his new dog Sam in a story by Bonita Troutt Page 22 CLARIBEL MC DANIEL weaver for thepast 20 years has a daily challenge to her creative ability Story by Kathie Pratt Page 17 STEELEVILLE DRUGGIST Russell W Orr shows off his collection of bottles in a story by Cindy Seamans Page 3A CARDINALS end losing streak at seven Page 9 WALT FRAZIER tapes his own ankles before every Na tional Basketball Association game Page 9 TOM OBOYLE faceVtoilgh dual task in new CCHS job Page 10 TENNIS popularizedmore in the area by new tennis league Page 11 Ann 5A Business Byline z 34 Editorials 24 Finance Records Sports f14 Television Weather details   

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