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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 26, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysboro Herrln 710 N IlllnoU 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth Volume a Copy Two Sections20 Pagel uthern Ifflnoisaff Hwrln Journl Murphysboro MONDAY AUG 26 1974 SIUC goal Expand grow By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan A special committee which spent more than two months studying goals and mission for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale submitted a report today saying SIUC should to work toward becoming a comprehensive in stitution regional respon sibilities educationaj pppor tunities to those now inade quately served or neglected Committee Chairman John E Hawley president of the University Senate and profes sor of higher education sub mitted the report at noon to President Hiram H Lesar Lesar charged the committee in June with recommending a statement for the univer sitys mission during the next decade It is expected that SIUC officials will use the report to formulate a university goals statement that will be submitted to the Illinois Board of Higher Education The higher board now is beginning work on a new long range plan for all Illinois public col leges and universities The plan will include the assignment of a longranee mission for all the schools including SIUC The report Hawley submitt ed today contained only the three major recommendations and was only four pages long However an appendix to the report listed 170 additional recommendations gathered by the committee in public hear ings and through written statements The goals and mission re port was approved unanimous ly by the sevenmember com mittee Hawley said today Noting that the committee represented very broadly the diversity in the institution he said the report contains nothing earthshaking or dra matically radical or revolu tionary You dont build a mission from whole cloth he said You build on the past Hawley said he hopes the report gets wide dissemina tion and everybody trys to improve on it If the committee is ri dis banded he said it wUl work on the 170 public recommen dations in the appendix of the report and attempt to rank them in order of importance The committee met twice a week since its formation in the middle of June and held three public hearings last month Testimony was taken from 20 persons at the public hear ings and 34 persons submitted written statements to the com mittee School settlements reached in 5 cities By the Associated Press Springfield teachers voted to day to continue contract negoti ations assuring that classes for the citys 25000 pupils will begin as scheduled Tuesday Settlements were reached in Alton Marion Carbondale and Charleston and talks were con tinuing in Freeport Danville and many other districts in the state A twoday strike by Charles ton teachers ended with a unanimous ratification Sunday of an 11 per cent wage and benefit increase package Marion teachers voted before the start of classes today to ac cept a settlement including a 15 per cent wagebenefit hike Carbondale high school tea chers voted to accept a two year contract although no de tails of the settlement were released Carbondale grade school teachers went to work Carbondale and Marion schools open story page 3 without a contract today The Springfield teachers ask ed their negotiators to return to the bargaining table and try to settle within 48 hours In Danville 530 teachers were in their classes as schools open ed today without a contract set tlement It also marked the start of the school districts com prehensive desegregation pro gram involving transfer of nearly 600 black and 500 white elementary children to different schools than they attended last year Of those changing schools about half were bused Danville school officials re ported that the stateordered transfer which involved closing two of the 18 elementary schools was going normally Negotiations were to continue I tonight A spokesman for the Illinois I Education Association said the i Alton agreement which includ ed an 11 per cent salary in crease and averted a threatened strike was supplemented with improved guidance procedures and increased teacher partici pation in district matters The Springfield deadlock cen ters on 300 teachers not covered by the district salary schedule They were offered a 25 per cent increase compared with 85 per cent for other Springfield teachers a spokesman for the Springfield Education Associa tion said Contracts remain unsettled in more than 100 districts But Os car Weil executive director of another teachers union the Il linois Federation of Teachers AFLCIO said one of the worst situations was developing in East St Louis Freeport also is a trouble spot where 370 teachers are holding out for higher pay reduced class size and expanded arts and music programs But will there he a strike Softcoal miners return to work Charleston W Va AP The nations softcoal miners returned to work today after a fiveday memorial shutdown last week which reduced the coun trys coal stockpiles For many miners the shut down was a glimpse into the future should the union call a strike later this year Jerry Stevens president of a UMW local in Indiana County Pa said he believes the UMW will strike Of course well be off in November for three or four months anyway he said Ive been saving for three years for this one Officially the memorial peri od was to honor those who had died in the mines or from in dustryrelated diseases But Stevens said the big mining companies say It is to delete the stock and I believe most miners are realistic enough to realize the same thing I Some 115000 coal miners were idled in the strike last week which closed an estimated 1200 mines In the event of a strike later Crewmen pump ouf 2 gallons of oil Oil tanker apparently hit underwater object New York AP The Coast Guard said today the Liberian oil tanker Aeolus which sank Saturday apparently rammed into an underwater object while approaching New York Harbor Divers inspecting the hull ot the 799foot long sunken tanker carrying a cargo of 185 million gallons of fuel oil found two holes about 12 feet from the keel One hole was three feet long and one foot high and about eight feet from the propeller It appeared to an indentation the Coast Guard said The other hole eight inches wide and one foot high appeared to be a slice Divers began a search to de termine the identity of the ob ject Working in shallow seas near the harbor entrance crewmen pumped about 2 million gallons of oil from the sunken ship and the keel rose off the bottom this rooming The Coast Guard said more oil will be removed from the vessel and officials said they hoped to refloat it enough to tow it to the Bay Ridge anchorage off Briklyn this afternoon The ship main deck and su perstructure remained above the surface of the water Divevs examined the ships propeller and rudder this morn ing and found them to be in good giant Liberian tanker sprang a leak and sank in 48 feet of water late Saturday two miles MANHATTAN NEWARK LONG ISLAND this year the steel industry would be the first to cave in in dustry spokesmen said Power companies have greater stocks and should weather a strike more 1 easily Before last weeks shuMvn the National Coal Association es timated that utilities had an av erage of 932 days of coal on hand Trade balance tumbles Washington AP Swelling imported oil bills and shrinking exports of machinery and raw materials tumbled the U S trade balance into its third biggest monthly deficit last month the government reported today The Commerce Department said imports rose 49 per cent in July while exports dropped six tenths of one per cent resulting in a deficit of million The monthly deficit was the third in a row and the fourth so far this year The only larger deficits recorded have been million last May and million in October 1971 The Commerce Department said the value of imported oil jumped 153 per cent to a record level of billion The quantity of oil imported 2007 million barrels was the highest in any month this year CarbandaleHerrinMirphysbor j if fiHiiuiflimil Diana Trask and Roy Clark make last minute preparations backstage at D0 Quoin State fay Grfier Roy Clark packsemln fair As a child he By DeMaris Berry Of The Southern Illinoisan Roy Clark was at his pick in and grinnin best when he appeared Sunday night at the Du Quoin State Fair An almost capacity grand stand crowd gave Clark a standing ovation following the 8 pm show He also was well received at his pm performance Appearing on the Clark Show were Diana Trask who lived up to her introduc tion as a country soul singer and the Spurrlows a group of six singers and eight band members The Spurrlows after per forming several popular songs that won audience approval then provided background mu sic and vocal for Miss Trask and Clark The Spurrlows were billed as an added attraction and they were just that Clark had difficulty being serious but did so long enough to sing three of his hits Come Live with Me and Be My Love I still Get That Honeymoon Feeling and Yesterday When I Was Young Clark cohost of the coun try comedy series H e e sang They Still Do the Polka in Milwaukee The song notes that tele vision executives decided city Economic summit shapes up Washington AP President Ford his cabinet and key economic aides are be ginning to lay the groundwork for a forthcoming Economic Summit Conference to battle inflation Getting down to details on the economic conference which is to be held in late September or early Ocotber Ford planned to tell his cabinet and aides today the roles he expects them and others to play in the economic thinktank sessions Aides said that the President also will have talks later in the week with academic labor and business representatives and outside economists Form and home show judging results pages 2 and 3 slickers dont believe in grin ning so they decided to cut the country shows Hee Haw included Hee Haw continued to be produced outside of the large network and managed to sur vive and now Hee Haw is laughing up its sleeve Hee Haw is good enough for me Clark said Just when people were be ginning to learn that I nad some profound things to say then along came Hee Haw and it set me it also set me up Clark said grinning Clark demonstrated some of his profound statements such as Did you know a chicken is the only thing in the world that can eat anything it wants and not gain weight in its face Clark said one of his past times is putting funny words to well known songs He illustrated with the Green Green Grass of Home Instead of longing for the green green grass of home as in the original version the singer smokes the green green grass of home Clark got serious just long enough to let the audience know he sung the song only because he thinks it is funny not because he approves of smoking grass Therell be enough natur al tilings thatll come along to attack your body that you dont need to invite something else he said Clark demonstrated his skill on the violin guitar and ban jo He and his banjo player Buck Trent pleased the au dience with Dueling Banjos Clarks comedy was risque at times but not offensive Clark 41 who was named 197374 Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association is originally from Meherrin Va As a child he was taught to pick by his father a guitar and banjo player Miss Trask is originally from Australia but moved to Nashville Tenn about 10 years ago and became a cit izen of the United States in 1970 Im probably the only girl from over yonder and down yonder all at once the blonde said In her low throaty voice she sang such hits as Be hind Closed Doors The Games People Play and Country Bumpkin After winning a talent con test in Australia she came to the United States and even tually signed a contract to be a regular on Sing Along With Mitch At the height of her career she got married quit show business and went back to Australia to raise a family About 10 years ago she de cided to continue her career Her two recent hits are Say When and Its a Mans World Oscar Tony and Emmy Award winner Lia Minnelli along with her Las Vegas night club show cast will ap pear at 6 and 9 pm shows at the Fair today The Danny Thomas Variety Show will begin Tuesday and run through Sunday Three fugitives spotted searchers enter area Stephenville Tx AP j comb even on horseback said B were brought in land wind also obliterated any STATfN ISLAND Atlantic Occcm I I Tonkor In Shallow WOK r fndex 10 Mil north of Ambros Light the har bors entrance There were no injuries in the 41man crew Crews were working nonstop to transfer some of the oil to three barges and a Coast Guard spokesman said today that there are no oil pollution prob lems at me scene Everything is stabilized He said once the ship reached a draft of 35 feet it would be towed to one of three Hess Oil Co terminals in New Jersey The ship had a 43foot draft when it went aground Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Raeords Sporti Wuather map 1307 17 4 S 17 1112 17 RAIN Partly cloudy and humid to night low 68 to 73 Forty per cent chance of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday with high 86 to 91 Variable cloudi ness with occasional showers Wednesday through Friday wanted in a bloody threestate crime spree The search being conducted with bloodhounds was intensi fied after an officer using bino culars spotted the three walk ing along the bank of a creek The convicts escaped from a Colorado penitentary and have been engaging in a campaign of revenge in New Mexico and Texas against witnesses at their trials Authorities said they are responsible for killing a man and woman raping two young i women and wounding five per sons during the fourday crime spree Officers guarded the north part of direc tion from which the three would come if they headed for this small Central Texas city Capt GW Burks is coordi nating the search The convicts were near Texas Highway 108 leading north from Stephenville into an area which had been sealed off The trio had also been sighted there ati 2 am Sunday but eluded offi cers then tll i Burks said the escapees could ve off wild game indefi nitely Ranch and farm families in the target area had been evacuated Authorities said the three shot and killed two persons who tes tified against some of them at previous trials Earlier Erath County Dist Atty Bob Glascow had labeled the convicts dangerous dudes Were sure they came to Texas for revenge and venge ance By Sunday evening more than 200 armed officers began to tighten a circle north of this Central Texas town in search of the three Colorado state prison escapees who traveled farm roads from the plains of West Texas 130 miles east to Steph enville We are still assuming that they are in die area Glascow said He said authorities had evacuated 12 or 15 farms in the area The three who escaped The area is just impossible to Thursday night were wanted in connection with the shooting deaths Saturday of rancher T L Baker and Mrs Ray Ott Au thorities said both victims had testified against two of the con victs in previous burglary cases Colorado prison officials said one of the convicts had sworn to kill a number of persons involv ed in court cases that sent him to prison The three were identified as Jerry Ulmer 22 convicted of burglary Dalton Williams 29 serving a 404o60 year term for robbery conspiracy andas sault and Richard Mangum 22 serving three to five years for car theft Baker was shot Saturday at his ranch Mrs Ott was gunned down later in the day at her home They had to be looking for that house Glascow said of the Ott residence It is isolated and off the highway Its not the kind of place you would stumble across Authorities said the trio ab ducted and raped two women in New Mexico and released them in Texas Their path across Texas was marked with four more house burglaries the shooting up of a truck stop and running gun battle 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