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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illlnato Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N 16th Southern Ifflnoisan 010175 IN LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 Volume a Copy 2 Actions Supplement 28 Pages Herrln Journal Murphysboro TUESDAY AUG 201974 CarbsndaleHerrlnMurpbysbort Ford picks Rocky ident asvicepresi Washington AP President Ford today nomi nated Nelson A Rockefeller to be vice president saying the former New York governor will make a great teammate The choice is subject to con gressional approval a virtual certainty Rockefeller said he was deep ty honored at the call to serve Ford and through him all the people of this great coun try Ford said he was confident Rockefeller will be approved by the required majorities in the JKouse and Senate I wouldnt have picked someone who wouldnt be the President Raid Ford presented Rockefeller in a nationally televised Oval Of fice ceremony Then he took his chosen partner to the White House press room Rockefeller answering Rockefeller has avoided being No 2 Story on page 14 where ques tions said he assumes Ford will be a candidate for election to the presidency in 1976 Rockefeller 66 said he had not discussed the political future with Ford Asked who he thought would be on the ticket with Ford in 1976 Rockefeller replied Youre way down the road ahead of me the At his brief news conference Rockefeller a member of one of the nations wealthiest families fended off questions about his personal finances but said he will make whatever disclosures are required in the congres sional confirmation process He refused to divulge his net worth at the news conference bluntly telling questioners Youre not the committee of Congress I will do two things he said I will conform totally with whatever the law requires and I will answer any questions members of Congress feel ap propriate As for his vast holdings he said he assumed they would be placed in trust Ford said the selection was a tough call Rockefeller said the President first contacted him directly Saturday the day the House dismissed publish His name and that of Repub lican National Chairman George Bush dominated the 11day guessing game Ford managed to keep his secret until the for mal announcement Bush said the choice of Rockefeller was outstanding that one couldnt find a man of more stature and who possesses more administrative abili ty Following the questionand answer session with reporters Rockefeller seemed at pains to emphasize that he would play a distinctly subordinate role in the vice presidency Some had speculated that the stature and manner of a Rocke feller might cut into the Ford limelight But Rockefeller said he came to the job cognizant of the fact that a vice president presides over the Senate and does what the President tells him to do I will look forward to that opportunity of serving him in any way that can be useful to him Rockefeller said Rockefeller said he had no detailed understanding with Ford as to exactly what he will be assigned to do as vice presi dent The role of a vice president totally depends on the Rockefeller was to fly to Maine I dent Rockefeller said President wants to wonderful If he to continue his vacation As they left the White House after the announcement con gressional leaders of both parties indictaed they anticipate Rockefellers confirmation Presi If the use him doesnt fine Rockefeller said he does ex be a good partner for me and I think a good partner for our country and the world Then in the press room he added I think hell make a great teammate I think he will be good for the country I think hell be good for the world and Im looking forward to working with him to disrupt the 1972 Democratic na tional convention Rockefeller said Ford told him Monday night that he was the choice for vice president From the time Richard M Nixon resigned on Aug 9 Rockefeller had been rated a prime prospect in vice presi dential speculation House Speaker Carl Albert j this fall hailed Rockefeller as one of the most experienced and capable men in the country and said I think that Gov Rockefeller will be confirmed Sen Frank Moss DUtah a member of the Senate Rules Committee which will consider the nomination said I think hell be confirmed without any delay Senate Republican leader Hugh Scott said he hoped Rockefeller could be confirmed in 35 to 40 days rather than the peet to go on the campaign cirJ d President Gerad Ford congratulate Nelson A Rockefeller Fords vice pres cuit for Republican candidates Gray approves of Rocky but A i eii i A u n 1 ic 1 55 days it took for Fords con firmation At his news conference Fords amnesty stand opens new debate Washington AP President Fords surprise of fer of leniency to Vietnamera war evaders has muted con gressional critics of any form of amnesty and opened a new debate on the degree of forgive ness the nation should ex tend Many congressional leaders of thousands Of young men egree with Ford that blanket Nixon Never never never Analysis on immunity is not an appropriate remedy But many said that some form In a major shift in policy fpm the past two administrations Ford told the national conven out iiicijiy mot JW1 ii i of conditional amnesty probably I tion of the Veterans of Foreign alternative civilian service is I Wars in Chicago on Monday that needed to end the voluntary ex1 his administration proposes a policy of earned reen try Im throwing the weight of my presidency onto the side of justice with leniency Ford said As I reject amnesty so do I reject revenge In my judgment these young Americans should have a second chance to contribute their fair share to the rebuilding of peace among ourselves Ford said he had ordered At ty Gen William B Saxbe and Secretary of Defense James R Schlesinger to begin a caseby case review ot 50000 men By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan The choice of Nelson Rocke feller as vice president was an excellent one for the coun try Rep Kenneth J Gray DWest Frankfort said today but he predicted that the political marriage between President Gerald Ford and Rockefellerwill soon fall apart I have known both men for 20 yearsand I do not believe Nelson Rockefeller will stand idly by when Presi dent Ford vetoes bills for edu cation housing and other peo pleoriented programs as he inevitably will over the next years Gray said Ford and Congress are al ready on a collison course about where to cut federal spending Gray said with Ford reluctant tocut defense spending Gray said Ford is an ex treme conservative and Rockefeller an extreme lib eral I think Rockefeller though an eminently wealthy man is dedicated to progress Gray said The New York gov ernor has an ingrained philo sophy about helping the poor and the elderly he said Congressman says political marriage with Ford wont last Rockefeller also has a pas sionate desire to be president and cannot be ruled out as a possible candidate for the nomination in 1976 he said Congressional confirmation of Rockefeller depends on what Congress learns about his holdings Gray said Rockefeller might try to avoid an exhaustive investigation by placing all his assets in a blind trust out of his personal control while he is in office Gray said he would prefer that Rockefeller release all infor mation about his financial af fairs however Other Southern Illiois politi cians generally expressed fav orable reactions to the an nouncement He was my first choice it balances out the na tional picture well Rep C L McCormick R Vienna said Rockefeller has a good fol he said It puts the party in topnotch shape for Novem ber Republican central commit teeman Joseph Hale of Har risburg said Rockefeller has experience and maturity and the public exposure and acceptance to pitch right in The move leaves the 1976 Re publican presidential nomina tion up for grabs if Ford decides not to run Rep Richard 0 Hart D Benton said he is not excit ed about Rockefeller because of his extreme liberal views There have also been valid questions raised about the amount of dealings he and his various businesses have had with the United States any conflict of interest he has would have to be elimi nated before he becomes vice president Ralph Dunn RDu Quoin said he thinks it was a great choice They picked the logical guy for the logical job Roc kefeller is not nearly as lib eral as when I didnt vote for him in 1968 when Dunn was a Republican national convention delegate State Sen Kenneth V Buz bee DCarbondale said that the first criteria for a vice president is that he be capable of being president and I think that Rockefeller is cer tainly capable The two men who are com peting for Grays congression al office in 1974 both praised Fords choice Democrat Paul Simon of Carbondale who said he has met and corresponded with Rockefeller said he brings an important new dimension to the executive branch par ticularly with his knowledge of foreign affairs Republican Val Oshel of Harrisburg said he is very pleased with Rockefeller Rockefellers expertise in state administration can be used very effectively at the federal level he said Arrests near in slaying of U S ambassador Virginia educator among SIUC top choices Thp university I Warren W Brandt AP Wirephoto By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan Warren W Brandt who re signed Friday as president of Virginias largest university is one of about a dozen candi dates under consideration for the presidency of Southern Il linois University at Carbon dale SIUC is seeking a successor to David II Derge who re signed March 14 after a stor my twoyear administration Hiram H Lesar law school dean is president in the in terim Brandt whose resignation as president of Virginia Com monwealth University at Rich mond becomes effective Oct 1 was at SIUC last week for interviews with the presi dential search committee and others in the university com munity Willis Malone head of the SIUC search committee con firmed that Brandt interview ed on the campus last week but declined to say if Brandt is one of the dozen candidates still in the running for the presidency Saying he has consistently held the position that he should not identify any candi dates for the job Malone said he would neither deny nor affirm that Brandt is under consideration Brandt who should not be confused with another Warren Brandt the headof SIUCs art department from 1959 to 1961 submitted his resigna tion at Virginia Friday saying qum former job effective Oct 1 he was seeking other chal lenges Asked if he had given Brandt any assurances that he would DC the next SIUC president Malone said no recommendations have been made from our committee to the Board of Trustees The board will select the presi dent Brandt 51 became Vir ginia Commonwealths first president in May 1969 The school was established July 1 1968 through the merger of the Medical College of Vir ginia and the Richmond Pro fessional Institute A chemist with a PhD from the University of Illinois Brandt was involved in the establishment of 32 new de gree programs at Virginia Commonwealth Two new schools the School of Allied Health and the School of Com munity Services were also es tablished during his admini stration The university which en rolls more than 17000 students has a major medical school with five teaching hospitals and more than 1000 beds By the Associated Press M Warrants were issued in Ni lowing among labor and ex cosia today for arrest of perience in foreign affairs persons jn connection with the slaying of US ambassador to Cyprus Rodger P Da vies Davies was killed during an anti American riot at the em bassy in Nicosia on Monday and 0 Greek Turkish and Cypriot The university has more leaders expressed shock and than 5000 employes abhorrenceoverthe slaying The names of the three sus pects and further details of the police investigation into the riot were notdisclosed in an official Greek Cypriot government statement announcing the issue of the warrants U S sources in Niocisa said the embassy might be closed temporarily and an official said unessential files were being burned to make the job quicker tion if we decide to go But there was no indication ries a payroll of million Brandt was paid a year at Virginia Common wealth Virginia Commonwealth is governed by a 15member board of visitors appointed by and reporting directly to the governor Brandt a native of Lansing Mich received a BS from Michigan State University in chemistry in 1944 He was vale dictorian of his class He received his PHD from the Department in the University of Illinois in Washington of any such action analytical chemistry in 1949 Lindsay Grant the embassys then taught at Purdue UniverSec0nd in command was flown sity for 12 years While at Purdue he was analytical chemistry chairman From 1961 to 1963 he was head of the chemistry depart ment at Kansas State Univer sity also serving one year as associate dean of the col lege of arts and sciences He went to Virginia Polyte chnic Institute in 1963 serving as dean of the graduate school until 1965 and vice president of academic affairs until He then served one year as executive vice president Brandt was a Guggenheim Fellow at Oxford University CLEAR from a vacation in Scotland to replace Davies There were these other devel opments in the Cyprus situa m The British government in London announced it began a new initiative toward resuming Cyprus peace talks by sounding out the possibilities for compro mise with Cyprus President Glafcos derides Itsaid similar diplomatic contacts were plan ned with Foreign Ministers George Mavros of Greece and Turan Gunes of Turkey and Rauf Denktash the Turkish Cypriotvice president of Cy prus A Greek air force source in Athens said France has flown 44 Mirage jets to Greece for the Greek air force in addition to military equipment already shipped to Greece in the past month But a spokesman for the French Embassy in Athens denied the planes were ship ped over the military by firing the commander in chjefof the armed forces aiKTms eight top officers and replacing them with foes of the ousted military jun ta Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said Turkey had ex pressed willingness to negotiate a withdrawal from part of the 40 per cent of Cyprus its troops have occupied Turkish troops that pushed south of Nicosia over the week end held their positions but made no significant advances Little fighting was reported Monday The Turks in Famagusta handed over 150 Greek Cypriote to United Nations forces Most were women children and el derly men who had been left in the east coast port city when most of the Greek Cypriots fled before the Turkish advance A U N economic team said Nicosia was critically short of water and several parts of the Tonight fair and humid with low 68 to 73 Wednesday mostly sunny and humid with high 90 to 95 Thursday through Saturday fanwith highs in low 90s and in 70s The civilian government in city were without water because Greece increased its authority of broken pumps US seeks to smooth ties with Greece lows Index Washington AP The United States is trying to smooth its relations with Greece while awaiting an undisclosed British initiative for setting up new Cyprus peace talks In a gesture to Athens which in 1958 The SIU C presidential search committee is schedul ed to meet Wednesday after noon Malone said the commit tee hopes to make1 about half a dozen recommendations to the board by Sept 1 or soon thereafter Classified Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map Youth 1114 strongly suspects Washington of toward T urkey 15 4 6 7 710 7 f having tilted Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger told a news con ference on Monday that upon calmer reflection the responsi ble Greek leaders will recognize the United States has shown deep sympathy for the Greek government Kissinger added we welcome the present democratic govern ment in Greece and any nego tiated settlement must be con sistent with the dignity and honor of all of the parties He said the first imperative at this point is to get the parties to the conference table Kissinger spoke of a British initiative in this regard but other officials here said the details of the British approach were not yet clear
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