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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 010175 Iff PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N IlllnaU Murphysbora 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N 16th Volume 82No a Copy Two Sections uthern Illinoisan LS BOX 789 TUR ILL 62525 loWbondali Fret Prm Herrln Dally Journal Murphysboro MONDAY AUG 19 1974 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphysboro Ford names new VA chief in Chicago VFW speech hmani7P the VA and improve He wiU succeed Donald John After msr Richard I Roudebush Chicago CAP President Ford today named his personal friend and former congressional colleague Richard I Roudebush of Indiana to be the new administrator oE Veterans Affairs Ford promised to see that veterans are not just a digit in a computer system that some times oofs He warned however that with America fighting for its economic life he would hesitate to veto any bill in cluding the pending veterans education bill to control infla tionary excesses I am open to conciliation and compromise on the total amount authorized so that we can pro tect veteran trainees against the rising cost of living the Presi dent said Ford making the first trip in his new presidency came to Chicago to address the 75th an nual convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Interna tional Ballroom of the Conrad Hilton Hotel He spoke to them as a fellow veteran having served in the Navy in World War II pledg ing to work for more jobs for veterans better hospital facilities and a humanized and not betterrun tion VA administra Ford reiterated his commit ment to a strong national defense warning that he would offer no temptations to potential adversaries who watch US readiness He pledged that just as America will maintain its will never fall behind in negotiations to control and bopefully reduce this threat tc mankind Noting that peace and security require preparedness and dedication Ford added Good will must never be misconstrued as a lack of will It had been expected that Ford might announce here that he would sign a veterans bill that would provide a 23 per cent increase in monthly payments for veterans attending school under the GI bill The measure has been approved by Senate House conferees and was ex pected to pass both houses this week Fords comments indicated however that he is still looking nuclear deterrent strength we for some antiinflationary cuts in veterans measures the VA and improve perhaps in the huge management budget as want no arrogance or in If we can send to any individual thousands of miles from home or not he said The fight in rice paddies machinery exists we can send them back to serve people and not to and to better jobs at home or humiliate President I am considering thej There was a small veterans education bill in at OHare International light he added But your government is constrained by another consideration We for the Presidents arrival Among several hundred all soldiers in a war on hand were some sign brutal with placards reading He said he was working President Ford and on a nonpartisan battle plan against excessive government spending And I will County Republicans welcome President Ford Ford said his newly named VA hesitate to use the veto to a former VFW trol inflationary in chief now deputy Ford said his new administrator is a man ministration was pledged gets things done son Recent criticism of the Nixon administration and Johnsons handling of veterans affairs has included problems over com puter breakdowns in sending out VA checks n j Stepping from the plane on his1 safl arrival in Chicago Ford was greeted by Gov Daniel Walker and other dignitaries shook hands with some of the crowd and delivered a short talk Weve got a lot of work to do he said and were going to accomplish what has to be done both at home and abroad He spoke of the need for a little belt tightening and sacrificing but added Im sure we can do the job with Gods heto After his return to Washington Ford and his wife planned to hold a very small and private reception at the White House for Secret Service agents assigned to protect him during his vice presidency and their wives his spokesman Cypriot mob kills US ambassador Nicosia Cyprus AP US Ambassador Rodger P Davies was killed today when a mob of Greek Cypriots attacked the American Embassy in Nicosia Cypriot President Glafces Clerides announced Clerides announced Davies death over Cyprus Radio after visiting the embassy I denounce this terrible crime against Cyprus in the strongest terms and express my deepest sorrow and sympathy he said Witnesses said at least some of the shots werefired by men known to be members of EOKA B the proGreek underground guerrilla group that helped overthrow President Makarios last month A Cypriot woman employe at the embassy was killed and two others working at the embassy rough here Story on page 3 American demonstration as more than 12000 Greek Cypriots marched on the embassy with banners Kissinger is a murderer Shame to the Americans America will pay the ban ners read The crowd chanted were wounded in the attack Davies diplomat 53 had a been veteran deputy assistant secretary for Near East and Southeast Asian affairs before being assigned to Cyprus on July 10 five days before Makarios was overthrown President Ford said he was shocked and deeply saddened by Davies death This tragic incident emphasizes the urgent need for the end to the violence on Cyprus and an immediate return to negotiations for a peaceful settlement Ford said in a statement In Athens Greek assault on Cyprus and that the United States had sup ported Turkey in last weeks war The ambassadors car stan ding on the street outside the embassy was set ablaze and burst like a bomb when the flames reached its gas tank A cluster of young men then stormed the black iron gates of the embassy and ripped them open five yards from the en trance of the building The am bassadors residence is a penthouse on the roof Bursts of gunfire flared as the demonstrators ran to the building US Marine guards tried to drive back the mob with tear gas and many fled Constatine Caramanlis said the UN troops in armored cars raced to the scene after the car Premier expioded but they drove off im US Ambassador Rodger P Davies APWirephofo foofc post days before crisis abominable said the Greek government would respond to with unreserved killing was crime and such acts severity In Athens Constitution Square some 30004000 demonstrators rioted and chanted Americans out and Greece save Cyprus Seven persons were injured police said Extra police were assigned to protect Embassy in Athens Greek Cypriots on car flames Rodger P Davies the US ambassador to Cyprus who was killed today when a Greek Cypriot mob stormed the US Embassy in Nicosia had of ficially taken his post on the Mediterranean island only five days before the Cyprus crisis began Davies 53 presented his credentials on July 10 On July 15 the Greekled Cypriot na tional guard deposed Archbishop Makarios and seized control of the Mediterranean island trig gering an invasion by Turkish forces five days later Davies was a 26year veteran of the foreign service A specialist in Middle Eastern af fairs he had last served as deputy assistan secretary of state for Near Eastern and South Asian affairs Davies jnired the foreign service in 1M6 and attended the service institute for Arabic training His assignments in cluded posts in Syria Lebanon Jordan Libya and Iraq Born in Berkeley Calif Davies attender Ihf University of California at Berkeley Daviei wife had died a year ago and he is survived by two children Both were evacuated to Beirut Lebanon earlier in the Cyprus crisis While experts talk 3 million are added have become increasingly frustrated over Turkish military advances on the island since the Turks invaded it July 20 Last week a blitzlike Turkish assault left the Turks in solid control of the northern third of the island Just prior to learning of the mob attack on the US Embassy President Clerides held a news conference during which he declared Cyprus would not negotiate under force in Cyprus outside Cyprus in this world or the next He avoided a direct answer when asked if he will insist on a full Turkish withdrawal before peace talks He said talks must be held in the spirit of negotiation and not in the spirit of an ultimatum The riot began with an anti the US One girl danced in the street yelling This will show Kiss Cyprus inger the murderer as the smoke billowed Clerides was in the middle of a news conference when the riot began He broke it off and raced to the embassy Asked by newsmen at the conference whether he shared the widespread antiAmerican feelings in Cyprus he said I believe the US could have ex erted more effective pressure to prevent the Turkish invasion of Cyprus It is however a fact which I cannot deny that after the in vasion of Cyprus particularly since the period of the failure of the Geneva talks and particularly since the advance of the Turkish forces the USA did exercise great pressure on the Turkish forces and Turkey to bring their advance to a halt Index HOTTER Bucharest Romania AP UN SecretaryGeneral Kurt Waldheim said today the worlds population would grow by three million people while experts and government officials here talk about the problem About 3200 representatives of 135 nations are attending the 10 day UN conference to discuss world population which is now approaching four billion Waldheim addressing tha opening session called for population policies that respect sovereignty of all nations and basic human rights Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu made a plea before the gathering for a shift in research funds from arms to improving the quality of life Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm map 1317 19 4 6 5 17 1112 17 Partly cloudy and humid to night with low in upper 60s to lower 70s Tuesday partly sunny with high in low or mid 90s Tipple at abandoned Blue Blaze mine where 11 died I VAJJ1UUCW WWW mediately apparently deciding that the demonstration was not UN business Many Cypriots believe the American CIA helped overthrow Makarios Hundreds of Greek Cypriot men and women living near the embassy watched from their windows and balconies cheering as the ambassadors burst into smoke and Service scheduled at Frankfort Miners admit budget pinch but say memorial worth it1 us thing to Thats why Clifford Walker a miner at the Old Ben Coal Corps Old Ben No 2 mine near Benton today joined 7 000 other coal miners in South ern Illinois in a fiveday work stoppage to commemorate those killed in rnne accidents He said coal companies have complained that the me morial period is not legal but its been in the contract for 20 years Its been done before and they didnt om plain He said the companies are complaining becausp the me morial period comes a short time before the UMWA con tract axpires Nov 12 Thats what the operators are hollering about The memorial period helps put the union in a powerful bargaining position since it helps deplete coal stockpiles UMWA President Arnold Miller called the memorial period to commemorate min ers who were killed in the mines miners who have died from minerelated disease and victims of company viol ence An estimated 12 million tons of coal will not be mined during the fiveday national shutdown Robert Clark a miner at Freeman Coal Corps Orient No 4 mine near Johnston City thinks the memorial period is a good thing A lot of guys who have worked in the mines have giv en their lives They should be commemorated They do it for other people Both Clark and Walker said the memorial period would pinch the family budget Its worth it Clark said The average daily wage for a miner is There are 11000 UMWA miners in Illinois and 6000 UMWA pensioners As part of the memorial period commemorative serv ices will be held at 10 am Wednesday in Frankfort Com munity Park in West Frank fort LeRoy Patterson a member of the UMWs international ex ecutive board representing District 23 in Kentucky and Kenneth Dawes of Sesser Dis trict 12 Illinois UMW presi dent will be among speakers at the West Frankfort service the union announced Robert Benedict a UMWA District 12 board member from Marissa denied charges the memorial period was de signed to place added pres sure on coal companies as negotiations open Benedict sad There has been entirely too many people lose their lives The safety has improved in the mines but it still has a long way to go If we can bring atten tion to the conditions that do exist we might be able to get some help getting them improved Benedict said members of the UMWA international board are expected at the West Frankfort observance but he had no names District 12 covers the entire state and is one of the largest UMWA units The only miners in South ern Illinos who will be work ing will be the 500 in the Progressive Miners Union Edgar J Manley Progres sive Miners Union District 11 board member said his union is not affected by the me morial period States worst mine accident left 259 dead The worst mine disaster in Illinois occurred Nov 13 1909 at Cherry in Bureau County in which 259 were killed On Dec 22 1951 the second worst mine disaster in Illinois history claimed the laves of 119 men at the Oreint No 2 coal mine near West Frank fort At the Centralia Coal Co Mine No 5 ill men were killed March 251947 Three were killed on June 16 1954 atthe Freeman No 3 mine More recently 11 miners lost their lives at the Blue Blaze No 2 mine on Jan 11 1962 and on Aug 16 1968 three men died at the Orient No 5 mine near Logan Ford gefs the wrong announcemenf Chicago AP When President Gerald Ford arrived today by plane at the military section of OHare International Airport the loudspeaker voice boom ed Ladies and Gentlemen the President and Mrs Nixon Miners begin tribute Charleston W Va AP Coal miners began a week long work stoppage today at mines producing more than threequarters of the nations coal an action that will deplete already low stockpiles at steel mills and power plants Union leaders are calling it a memorial period a device in the current United Mine Workers contract intended to allow the miners mourning periods without pay for those killed in mine accidents But this mourning period which began at midnight Sun day comes at a time when coal using industries would like to be building their stockpiles in preparation for a possible strike when the UMW contract expires on Nov 12 US Steel the nations largest producer of steel and a heavy coal consumer reported last week that its stockpiles were down to 14 days supply Jones Laughlin sixth ranked said its stockpiles were already top low for the operation levelsrequired by the strong steel market The National Coal Associa tions latest figures show that as of June 1 before the UMWs annual mass twoweek vacation period electric utilities had a 92 day supply The Tennessee Valley Authority which gets twothirds of its coal from UMW mines reported last week that some of its generating stations were down to as little as 12 days of coal The stoppage idles some 120000 UMW members and closes an estimated 1200 un derground and surface mines in about a dozen states It will cost the nation about nine million tons of coal according to estimates by the Bituminous Coal Operators Association the industry group that negotiates with the UMW and will cost miners million in lost wages A side issue but easily the most volatile one is a firm UMW drive to establish a union beachhead in eastern Kentucky with a strike against the Brookside Mining Co a subsidiary of the Duke Power Co Because it would be con sidered an illegal secondary boycott the union cannot openly describe the shutdown as putting pressureon the coal industry to i support its drive at Brookside While the effect on stockpiles willgive the union an obvious advantage during the stillpen ding contract talks its openly stated purpose is to dramatize the unsafeness of the mines UMW President Arnold Miller said more than 100000 coal miners have died on the job during this century But Millers statement also said the shutdown would com memorate those miners who are victims of company violence designed to prevent them from winning protection of a United Mine Workers contract The UMW will sponsor rallies during the week and on Tuesday will bus several hundred miners and miners widows to a Washington rally whose main theme will be the ousterof James Day as administrator of the Interior Departments Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration The union contends that Day has acted against the interests of mine safety The Senate under UMW pressure already has postponed confirmation hearings
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