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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 25, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbendle 710 N Illinois Morphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N 1Mb Volume a Copy S Sections Comics Family Weekly Tabloid SlU Edit Southern Illinoisan fa Frta Herrln Oallv Journal 7 I M Ad CarbondaleHerrlnMurpbysbow Du Quoin State Fair gets going Hivprtnrs he By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Are you ready to boogie Are you ready to rock and roll Then feel those v i b r a tions the raspy voiced Wolf man Jack told approximately 2000 persons gathered Satur day opening day at the Du Quoin State Fair The audience had come at pm to see Wolfman sin ger Jim Stafford and the Hues Corporation a musical group and waited impatiently through the performance of Cooker a group whose music was a poor cross between country and rock Tom T Hall who is called country musics most authen tic storyteller and L o r e 11 a Lynn the only woman to win the Country Music A s s o c iations Entertainer of the Year Award performed 8 p m Saturday before a packed grandstand Songs Miss Lynn has made popular include Ones on the Way You Aint Woman Enough to Take My Man Dont Come Home ADrink Coal Miners Daugh ter and Hey se veral of which she sung to the crowd of approximately 8000 Miss Lynn was born in But cher Hollow Ky and was married just before her 14th birthday By the time she was 32 she was a grandmother She has six children Only 9yearold twins Peggy and Patsy remain at home Her first release Im a Honky Tonk Girl made the top 10 about 11 years ago She arrived in Du Quoin In her bus her transporta tion to the nearly 200 con certs she gives each year Hall gained national atten tion as a singer in 1972 when a song he wrote and sung Old Dogs Children and Wa termelon Wine became a best seller and was nomina ted for five Country Music Awards in 1973 His curent hit which gain ed audience approval Satur day is I Love Hall started writing songs after leaving the army in 19 fiO He was living on royal ties of about per year until 1968 when an unknown songstress named Jeannie C Riley recorded his Harper Valley PTA Hall says that song made him SI million one way or another before it was all over At the matinee show Jim Stafford appeared alone on the stage without a band but no one seemed to notice be cause of his skilled guitar and banjo playing Best received by the au dience were his two recent hit tunes Spider and Snakes and My Girl Bill His Southern accent he was born in and his blue eyes as well as his songs made him a hit with the young female audience Stafford said he liked sing alongs but one of the songs he knows Star Span gled Banner isnt a popular request You have to remember Francis Scott Key was under fire when he wrote that song not exactly the best conditions for coming up with 3 snappy tune Stafford said He says Mark Twain and Edgar Allan Poe influenced him the most I love a good story Thats More Du Quoin Fair photos an Page 4 what I try to do in my gongs build a good story Staf ford said H Ann Kelly St Clair Lee and Tommy Brown members of the Hue Corporation gave a polished act The Corpora tions musical sytle is similar to the Fifth Dimensions Rock the Boat their cur rent hit follows two other suc cesses Freedom for the Stal lion and Miracle Maker Brown who sings lead on Rock the Boat recently joined the group after Flem ing Williams left to form his own solo act Brown and Miss Kelly were friends in Alabama and sang in the same church choir Lee is a native of San Francisco Calif Wolfman Jack 36 whose real name is Robert Smith was emcee of the afternoon show He appears as himself in the recent movie American Graffiti and says a televi sion network plans a movie of his life When I was 15 a friend and myself left New York in a 1947 Buick to go to Cali fornia to become movie stars We made it as far as Wa shington DC where I got a job as a disc jockey Wolf man said Two years later he had dis covered the possibilities of broadcasting in Mexico where some stations were allowed far higher wattage than Amer ican stations At Ciudad Acuna he was station manager during the day and Wolfman Jack at night A rival group took over the station so others and I recaptured the station in a Shootout in which one of the bad men was killed Of cour se I was on the right side he said During this time Wolfman More about Wolfman Jack on Page 1A was also running a mailor der business selling records burial insurance or anything else that could be sold Sure I was approached with payola offers but I wouldnt sell my soul for I didnt need to rip off any one I think payola is almost a thing of the past expecially in the big andmedium sized markets The stations cant take a chance on getting caught he said Following the 1950s payola scandals the federal govern ment outlawed payments to stations for plugging records I have a staff that picks the records I play on my ra dio programs On some sta tions the program directors choose tha records but I ne ver liked being tied down to program directors he said He has a syndicated pro gram played throughout the United States and 42 foreign countries During his early days on the radio his audience was not sure if he was Mexican black or white He played up the mystic wearing wigs and painting his face different colors when ap pearing in public He says black deejays like Dr Jive influenced his style I was hot from about 19 62 to 1968 Then the war came and the assassinations It was bummer time No one wanted to be up and happy Now we are back to fun and ro mance Wolfman said Radio is the theater of the mind I love it Every day for me is like a movie Whe ther its in a movie radio on stage or whatever med you achieve the feel ing you are trying to create for the audience then I feel good all of a sudden You get a rush You get high and then you get off and the au dience gets on he said Bonn asks consulting on inflation measures By James Reston c New York Times Bonn Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of West Germany is warning the new Ford administration that extreme antiinflation measures in the United States could seriously disrupt the economy of the entire world The former West German finance minister said he recognized the need to combat inflation in the United States but appealed for daytoday consultation among the major industrial powers to avoid unemployment and recession in an interview Saturday There is a danger he said that if the United States as a whole goes deflationarythis will inevitably spread to the world markets It will mean less demand from the US on the world market and it will mean that we can sell lessYou have to fight inflation but please dont enter into deflation policy because you might incur too much unemployment too much deflation economy in the world Schmidt was particularly concerned that the United States avoid harsh action without ade quate consultation with other countries whose economies would be affected by American policies and he indirectly criticized former Secretary of the Treasury John B Con nally What was required he said was the closest personal and almost daily contact among key officials in the United States Germany Britain France and Japan They must never permit themselves again he remark ed what happened in August 1971 when somebody acted on his own even without previous warningThis was a grave mistake susceptible to destroy ing the trust the confidence in the economic leadership of the United States The Chancellor also made the following points Already quite a few world has not yet seen all the negative consequences of the new floating monetary system We have been living in a world of fixed exchange systems for generations and in a world of floating rates for only 15 or 17 months We dont know what to do with this new phenomenon of the socalled Euromarket union leaders have to take their share of blame for the inflation that is now Europes major political and social pro blem Real wages were falling in the industrial countries and the unions were naturally trying to catch up but this also af fected inflation the rising generation in Europe and particularly in West Germany takes both economic and political cooperation between nations much more for granted than in the previous genera tion should switch to pessimism The chancellor referred to the new shattering experience of the world monetary system after the oil price crisis and indicated that we had not yet begun to feel the full force of this explosion This aggravated the balance of payments deficits of countries that were in deficit and put into deficit some countries that had previously been in balance The result was that some na tions were getting to the point where they could not pay their bills and were naturally cutting imports and affecting the balance of the exporting coun tries While West Germanysj unemployment rate was only 22 j per cent as compared with 53 per cent in the United States Schmidt noted that the American economy was five times as large as West Germanys and that West WoHman Jack at Hie Du Quoin State Fair Saturday Photo by Tom Porter j governments were starting to I up together m a vast state of and he I structural economic and finan All the nations were caught German exports amounted to act on their own only about 5 per cent of the US eross National Product where act On tneir own ajiu ue i SUULLIU 11 seemed determined to raise a i rial change but it is not a as exports counted for almost a warning against the spread of j situation in which you should i quarter of West Germany s unilateral action I lose your nerves or in which one Gross National Product Ford signs monitor group bill President Ford signed a bill Saturday setting up his new wageprice monitoring agency and promised more action to beat inflation The new Council on Wage and Price Stability which replaces the Nixon administrations Cost of Living Council is intended to expose excessive wage and price increases by management and labor The council has no powers to impose controls and Ford emphasized this legislation is not the forerunner of wageprice controls The President got prompt ac tion on this legislation which he requested less than two weeks ago in an address to a joint session of Congress He said it indicated the cooperative and constructive spirit between Congress and the White House in the effort to counter inflation ROCKY QUITS OWN PLANE Washington AP Vice Presidentdesignate Nelson A Rockefeller has quit flying in his own airplanes as part of the security measures that could eventually include protection for as many as 10 children which he described as Public Enemy No 1 Ford sadd members of the new council would be named im mediately so it can convene promptly and develop an agenda for action in the immediate future Before signing the bill in terms to management and labor so they dont take advantage of a free economy in this critical situation Although this was not an in stant answernot an immediate panacea Ford said were going to do some other things that ought to be reassuring to DclCH c olgaliUig M1U Cabinet Room Ford described it j the American people as monitoring legislation The He said that includes keepuig new council he said would the fiscal 1975 budget under give guidance in very broad I billion Women set feminist doings on Monday grade Tom T Hall Du Quoin PbotabyldGrMr Voters nix Anna tax hike A referendum to increase the education tax rate 30 cents in the Anna Grade School dis trict failed Saturday by a vote Of 519 to 447 Supt Loel Verble said The school district needed the additional funds to oper ate the system in the black The district began the 1974 75 school year with a deficit The additional 30 cents per assessed valuation would have brought in an additional in local revenue and an average of in addi tional state aid annually Ver ble caid By The Associated Press Urged on by President Ford women around the country prepared on Saturday for rallies and other events to celebrate past gains and map strategy for future advances toward full equality Ford signed legislation on Thursday designating Monday Aug 26 as Womens Equality Day He suggested ceremonies to mark the day and said I further urge Americans to con sider the essential role of women in our society Monday is the 54th an niverseary of the passage of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote and Ford repeated his earlier sup port for ratification of the pro posed Equal Rights Amend ment Thus far the amendment has been approved by 33 of the for ratifica 38 states heeded tion Many women weekend planned The Washington DC chapter of the National Organization for Women NOW sponsored the third annual Womens Fair in cluding music speeches feminist movies and craft displays The Saturday event featured demonstrations of women performing nontradi tional jobs like carpentry The NOW chapter also scheduled a series of what it called Zaps demonstrations beginning Sunday night at selected institutions to protest employment policies The specific locations werent disclosed About 300 leaders of womens organizations in Georgia were invited to a Sunday reception at the governors mansion Jeanne Cabal of the Georgia Com mission on the Status of Women which is sponsoring the event said We wanted to get women togetherfor a celebration of women gaining the right to vote M ago UN Cyprus role hit by Turkey By James F Clarity c New York Times Nicosia Cyprus On the eve of Secretary General Kurt Waldheims visit to Cyprus the role of the United Nations peacekeeping force on the island is being challenged by the Turkish community and praised by the Greek Cypriotes The role of the United Nations troops is expected to be discussed by Waldheim and the leaders of the Turkish and Greek communities here on Monday Waldheim who is due here Sunday for his first visit to Cyprus since the recent crisis began more than a month ago is scheduled to meet separately with Glafkos derides president of Cyprus and Rauf Denktash the leader of the Turkish Cypriotes The most acute problem in volving the UN forces is in Famagusta a resort town on the eastern coast that was taken by the Turks 10 days ago The UN officials say that their duty as specified in UN Security Council resolutions is not only to keep peace in Famagusta and elsewhere in the island but also to provide humanitarian services for refugees UN officials in Nicosia say that the 500man Swedish troop contingent placed in Famagusta has not been allowed to function The commander of the UN troops on Cyprus Gen Prem Chand of India has complained of the Turkish restrictions in messages to Waldheim In addition to the Famagusta restrictions the United Nations says its forces have been hampered in their duties in Lefkos a town marking the western end of the Turkish oc cupation force Officials also say that the Turks have repeatedly set up roadblocks in Nicosia and elsewhere to impede UN troops at work and that supply convoys trying to reach peacekeeping troops in other sections of the Island have been turned bock Today at the fair Attractions at the Du Quoin State Fair today include the Roy Clark Show tractor pull ing and free entertainment Appearing on the and 8 pm shows with Clark will be singers Diana Trask Buck Trent and the Spurrlows Clark was voted Country Music Associations Entertain er of the Year last fall There is a purse for the Midwest Tractor Pulling Contest which begins am Free entertainment today at the Senior Citizens tent in cludes David Kirchner of New Lenox at 1 3 4 an 7 pm the Sheltoneetes from West Frankfort at and pm and Pat Harris of Mt Vernon at 6 pm Beginning at 9 am Mon day shorthorn beef and milk ing cattle Hampshire sheep and all barrow classes will be judged Craft demonstrations will begin 10 am At 1 pm Monday Ayrshire dairy cattle Cheviot sheep Chester White swine and all other breeds of beef cattle will be judged Steers will be judged at 4 pm and heavy horses at 2 pm Grand Circuit harness rac ing begins at pm Mon day The Liza Minnelli Show will begin 6 pm and 9 pm Partly cloudy today with a chance of thunderstorms mid Highs in the upper 80s or lower 90s South to south High in the mid or upper easterly winds 7 to 15 miles 80s Tonight partly cloudy per hour today There is a and warm Low in the upper 30 per cent chance of ram 60s or the low 70s Monday today nartlv sunny warm hu Welcome students 32page section tells all about Inside today DIVORCE doityourself style story by Kathie Pratt Page 21 BOSKYDELL and Our Town feature story by Mar ta Ladd photos by Jack Griggs Page 26 ALFRED Hitchcock Telly Savalas Bob Evans Enter tainer features Page 2A HAMBLETONIAN entries due today big field possible Page 11 HEZACHARGER Anna owned quarter horse qualifier or worlds richest race U PREP FOOTBALL teams prepare for season Page 13 INDEX Ann Landers 6A Bridge 5A Business 29 30 Byline BG 2 Classified 3539 Crossword A Editorials 21 Family Living 2123 Finance 3234 1M6 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