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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 28, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinoll Murphysboro 1H3 Walnut Hsrrln 211 N 16Hi uthern Blinoisan 010175 BOX 789 Volume 82No 20315c a Copy Prws Henln Dally Jnum1 Indipwdwt WEDNESDAY AUG 18 1974 ILL CarbanaaleHerrtnMurphysboro Thomas show By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern Illinoisan The Danny Thomas Variety Show creates audience appeal much like TVs Ed Sullivan Shrw but without the stifC shnuldered columnist The premiere show Tuesday offered something for every family member Perform ances will continue through Sunday at the Du Quoin State Fair starting every night at 8 pm The show begins with an act called the Cycling Clemen tis frvo men and a woman who use two bicycles to show the audience that the bicycle scat is the least likely tiling to sit upon The large stage at Du Quoin suddenly seems small as the three acrobats ride out their routines Berosinis Orangutans fol low the cycles This act appealed to all but especially the youngsters The act includes not only two orangutans but also three chimpanzees who are surpris ingly talented Ethnic folk dancing enthus iasts will enjoy the Russian Cossack dance performed by one of the chimps while an other accompanies on a large brass drum Closing out the first half of the 2Jihour show is Lorna Luft little sister to Liza Min nelli and a daughter of Judy Garland Miss Luft is a hardworking singerdancer who can belt out a modern tune and then re bound with a soft pleasing number Audience reception was not nearly as warm as the South ern Illinois heat and humidity in which Miss Luft performed at her first major fair Tues day She began with a snappy rendition of a number called Hello Hello and moved on to other tunes like Just Be cause of You Midway in her performance Miss Luft sang Smiles a song written by Charles Chap Miss Lult drew added ap plause for several of the songs her mother made famous dur ing her career Her rendition of Chicago toe same song Judy Garland sang and brought the house down with at Carnegie Hall in the early 1960s was done nearly the same but received no where near the response Following the intermissions legstretching session and a chance to swallow something wet and cool Danny Thomas strolled on to the stage as the Russ David Orchestra di rected by Thomas personal music director The theme from Make Room For Dad dy reminded Thomas of his longestrunning television ser ies He reminisced about that show and other things in his life including some of the tele vision commercials that ac companied the television ser ies For years I told you to eat those corn flakes because they were good for you Now the government says they are bad for you I didnt know that honest He joked about Irish wakes Catholic priests Jews Luther ans marriage divorce his wife and his father And none of it was done distastefully I have never offended any body not intentionally he said Im a story teller who car ries a tune once in a while Thomas said And in between stories came several songs and all were well received Some of his storytelling in cludes a moral and Thomas preached an occasional ser mon He commended the teenag ers of America for their an nual support in raising operat ing funds for the St Jude Research Hospital in Mem phis Tenn He used the Du Quoin stage to thank teenagers and every one else who has supported him and his cause BULLETIN Heavy rains in Do Quoin today forced Hie postponement of the race program including the running of the Hamble fonian at the Du Quoin State Fair Fair officials said they hop ed to reschedule foe program to start at pm Thurs day Walker signs Voorst Lorna Luft belts Griggs A bill designed to improve harness racing facilities at the Du Quoin State Fair was sign ed into law by Gov Daniel Walker today Hambletonian Day at the fair The bill provides an appro priation of to the Dept of Agriculture for the purpose of replacing horse barns which have been des troyed by fire making track improvements and repairing grandstand facilities The grandstand also will be wired for parimutuel betting The governor said the track surface will be fixed so the race can be held on Satur days regardless of weather conditions It is hoped this step will make it possible to get a national network to tele vise the race I am sure it wont be long before television veiwers across the country will be watching the exciting spec tacle of the Hambletonian national television Gov Wal ker said The bill signed by lie gov ernor today is the second he has signed to help keep the HamMetonian in Du Quoin The bill signed by the gov 15 provides that the proceeds from the third race conducted each Saturday at each har ness track will be used for Hambletonian expenses and to supplement the Hamble toman purse It is estimated the pro ceeds will be between and Rep Clyde Choate D Anna was the chief sponsor of the two Hambletonian bills The Hambletonian Society Board of Directors Tuesday unofficially declared Du Quoin the Home of the Bam bletonian by giving the Du Quoin State Fair a race con tract with no termination c New York Times Washington The Ford administration is conducting a comprehensive study aimed at identifying dozens of government policies and programs that may be con tributing to inflation by fostering inefficient operation of the private sector of the economy The laws and regulations under examination range from rules of the Interstate Com merce Commission that keep interstate truckers from taking the fastest route between two points to orders of the Agriculture Department that prohibit the shipment of some foods from one part of the country to another All those involved in the review agree that getting vid of j the laws and policies that may be making inflation worse will be difficult The reason is that almost any change recommended would bring real economic injury to some people atleast in the short run Those hurt if the assertedly proinflationary policies were eliminated or modified would include not only businesses of many types but individual workers in certain industries who might face the loss of their jobs and farmers in many Ruckelshaus offered c Washington StarNews Washington William D Ruckelshaus has been offered a job in the Ford administration but has turned it down according to informed scurces Instead the former deputy attorney general who lost his job in the Saturday night massacre last October plans to continue to practice law in Washington Ruckelshaus and two partners opened a law firm here last May A White House aide contacted Ruckelshaus recently to see if he would be interested in joining the new administration the sources said No specific job was mentioned Jerald F terlIorst the White House press secretary Tuesday denied a report that Ruckolshaus was under con sidaalion as replacement for Saxbe as attorney William general Ford met with Saxbe las week and asked him to stay on Saxbe agreed to do so terHors said But the press secretary mafli H clear that Ruckelshaus wouli be welcome in the Ford ad ministration egionswho could suffer reduc 10ns in income Nevertheless top administra tion economic policy makers are eager to make some con crete proposals for reversal of rovernmental programs that in inefficiency because they believe the payoff in long term reduction of lie inflation rate could be very signifi cant The study is being coordinated Closeted Area escapees indicted to the office of Kenneth Rushsaid that he thought the of the political ministration in Rushs office and at the Council of Economic submitted in an Advisers At present all that the most promising ones going on is fte collection of In selecting ideas for fa ther ideas for further stuoy study two standards will Ford has however personally applied gktaan approved the inquiry The to t how g over eliminating programs t Council of Mvisers emphasize e policiL tha are m Computer puts Derges class in storeroom vwif I walked off to find a classroom JncJex Tonight showers and thun derstorms with heavy amounts of rainfall likely Low in high fiOs Showers and thun derstorms again likely Thurs day with high in low 70s Chance of rain Friday through Saturday with high 70 to 80 Friday and Saturday and 78 to S3 Sunday Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2326 27 4 67 8 911 A sixcount indictment charging kidnaping interstate transportation of stolen cars and interstate transportation of a stolen firearm was re turned Monday in Indiana against Richard Maceri of Valier and Ricky Sledge of Flora They escaped from the Franklin County Jail at Ben ton July 14 They are being held at Evansville Ind fol lowing their return from Nashville Tenn where they were arrested July 22 Three counts of the indict ment returned from an In dianapolis grand jury charge the pair with July 21 kidnap ing of Mr and Mrs John B Crafton of Carbondale and transporting them to Indiana and with kidnaping Jo Ann Bruce of Evansville and trans porting her to Kentucky The remaining counts charge them with interstate transportation of stolen cars and interstate transportation of a stolen firearm By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan The former president of Sou thern Illinois University at Carbondale almost began his full time teaching career at the school today in a store room David R Derge who resign ed under pressure in March as SIUC president taught his first composed of honors students in the Presi dents Scholars 9am The class is a sophomore level undergraduate course Introduction to American Gov ernment andPolitics A com puter error by the registrars office had the class scheduled for a storeroom in the Home Economics building Derge who appeared in good spirits walked into the building seconds before the bell signifying the beginning of 9 am classes rang He was apparently unnoticed by students rushing through the hall to classes He checked a room direc tory on the wall glanced around then walked down the hall to consult another direc tory Derge in dark glasses wore a white shortsleeved shirt with dark blue tie and slacks He did not wear a sport coat Carrying a brown attache case he found his assigned classroom Room 112 jokingly asked the dozen or so students milling around the locked door Should we break He walked off to find a key for the door momentarily appearing lost then appear ed down a hallway He reappeared shortly and joked again with his students saying I think the regis trars trying to do us in Then he discussed the advan tages of a small classsuch as the one he was about to teach as opposed to large lecture classes Soon a secretary appeared with a key looked in disbelief at the rooms number and asked Derge if he was sure he had the right classroom He asked if the room was an office and the secretary told him it was a storeroom Derge and his students then trooped off to find an empty classroom locating one down the hall On the way Derge who quit smoking cigarettes while president deposited his chewing gum in a waste con tainer Derge held his class only about 20 minutes and accord ing to a student discussed only course work After class Derge declined to discuss the resignation of former President Richard M Nixon with a reporter saying he could add nothing to ob servations that had already been made on the situation Derge was in charge of Nixons polling operations dur ing the 1968 election A per sonal friend of Nixons Derge invited the former president to his wedding in 1972 Nixon did not attend Before the Hambletonian This scene taken during harness race Tuesday at tha Du Quoin State Fairgrounds shows some of the action that served as a preamble fa the Hambletonian There were 22 entries scheduled to c o m p e te for the esti mated 5135000 purse in the annual classic for threeyear old trotters Photo by EdGreer
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