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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N Uth Southern Illinoisan rr Unpiin BAiiv Murphysboro Indtporotttt lucctstertoCarbondiH Pitn Hwrm f jf ininenAV Allft low XXX Volume 82No 20415c a Copy 4 Scctii Harm THURSDAY AUG It 1974 CarbondaleHerrlnMurphysboro Hambo now to run Friday P MI up i innnnpn ii I 1 i I 1 1 i i i I IP I i i Gov Walker has a beer Photo by Ben Gelman Ford may seek 75 tax hike Washington President Ford is holding open the possibility of asking Congress for an antiinflation increase in 1975 but wont seek higher taxes this year Press Secretary J F terHorst said today TerHorst discussed t h e possibility of a possible tax in crease after announcing that the new Council of Wage and Price Stability will be headed by presidential counselor Kenneth Eush Secretary of the Treasury William D Simon a member of the new council has suggested the panel might have to fix wageprice guidelines B u t terHorst said The subject of guidelines has not come up yet Should the council want to impose guidelines he said it have to win Fords ap proval first Asked if the President might seek a tax increase in a move to dampen inflationary pressures terHorst said At this time the President has no plans for ask ing for a tax increase He added that it would be very unrealistic to expect Congress to act on tax legisla tion in these waning weeks of its election year session When terHorst was asked u Ford might propose a tax hike next year he responded that it was the sort of issue that a President always has before him I think well have to wait and see what happens he said i In another development related to inflation Ford an nounced he has signed with some reluctance a billion public works appropriation for By Ben Gelman Of The Southern Illinoisan Rained out For the first time in the 18 years it has been scheduled at the Du Quoin State Fair the Hambletonian Stake top trotting race in the nation was postponed because of rain The big race was postponed for the second day today af ter officials determined the track was too muddy Fred Huff fair vice presi dent and publicity chief said the Hambletonian first heat for the first division will be raced at pm on Friday The first heat for the second division is scheduled at p m and the second heatat A raceoff if needed will be held at pm Huff said The racing program will be started at 11 am so that all of the races set for Wed nesday Thursday and Friday can be held he said The racing program is sche duled to be completed by about 5 pm Friday At noon Wednesday heavy equipment was rolling on the onemile track to try to dry it out after a couple of light rains early in the morning A halfhour delay in starting the race program was called Then at pm the cloudy sky which had been threatening more rain open ed up and it poured This would have been a godsend three weeks ago de clared fair president William R Hayes Hayes said he had needed the rain for the hundreds of acres of grass on the fair grounds as well as for some corn and soybeans he had planted The rain that came too late for Hayes and a lot of area farmers drenched the fairgrounds The preliminary announce ment was that the Wednesday races would be held Thurs day today along with the Thursday races Hambletonian Day race ticket holders will have their tickets honored today Fri day tickeholders will get oth er seats if available or re funds Fords door THREATENING was open Story on page 9 the fiscal year that began July 1 Noting the amount exceeds the federal budget by million Ford said he would ask Congress to act under the new budget reform law to defer that amount of spending for one year In a news conference on Wednesday Ford signaled his readiness to accept con gressional cuts in the defense budget while his administration seeks to prune spending by other agencies in the effort to curb inflation Ford gave wage earners and bureaucrats the same advice for dealing with the doubledigit in flation tighten your belts watch every penny Wage and price con trols arc out period the President stid The nationally broadcast and televised news conference Wednesday was dominated by questions about inflation and about the possible prosecution of Richard M Nixon in the Watergate case Ford said he subscribes to what he described as the general American view that Nixon should not face further action But he said it would be unwise and untimely for him to make any commitment now on what he will do if the former president is indicted Partly cloudy tonight with low 57 to 62 Chance of show ers Friday with high in mid or upper 70s The chance of precipitation is 40 per cent Friday Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2427 29 4 67 2728 28 Hayes said it would take good weather today to get the track in shape for rac ing He added that if the track could not be used today the Hambletonian could be raced Friday since the fiveday Grand Circuit Harness Racing program at Du Quoin extends through Friday What wiU happen if the race cannot be raced by Friday would be up to the grand circuit officials Hayes said Possibilities include switching to another track on another date or refunding entry fees he said Gov Daniel Walker had been scheduled to award a prize for a winning pork cook out recipe at 1 pm and sign a Hambletonian facilities bill at pm He missed the pork cook out because of the rain but arrived after pm to sign the bill Then he visited the senior citizens tent had a couple of beers at Alongis beer tent stopped in for a chat at both Republican and Democratic tents and left for a fundraising event at Ches ter He had spent the morn ing at Marion The beer tent located not far from the grandstand was one of the most popular places during the rain John Alongi of Du Quoin the proprietor said however that he feared many Hambletonian ticket holders would not return to day Fair patrons who had show ed up for the race program stayed on the grounds f o r awhile hoping the weather would clear up and they could take in some of the other attractions it soon settled down to a steady rain and the fair grounds emptied By 4 pm most midway entertainment booths were without customers the merry gorounds played music but there were no children to ride the mechanical horses the re freshment stands were partly or completely empty hardly anyone was there to eat bar becue fried chicken hot dogs hamburgers Polish sausage tacos or eggrolls The grassy parking areas drenched by several hours of rain became soggy and mud dy Parking lot attendants had to help push the cars of de parting fair patrons to send them on their way home A presslegislators barbecue set for 5 pm was postponed until today The weeklong Danny Thomas stage show was to go on as scheduled at 8 pmi despite the rain It did Most of the grandstand seats are under a roof as is the main stage area The midway and refresh ment stand concessionaires were hoping the Hambletonian Day rain would stop so they could recoup some of their losses of the afternoon Long mine strike ends Vshington AP A 13month strike at an Eastern Kentucky mine was settled early today after an 11 hour round of negotiating sessions the Federal Media tion and Conciliation Service announced The settlement was seen as a symbolic victory for the United Mine Workers which pressed the strike as a wellpublicized campaign to gain a union beachhead in Eastern Kentucky longa stronghold of small non union mines The target of the strike was a Duke Power Co coal mining subsidiary the Eastover Mining Co Miners walked off their jobs at the firms Brookside mine near Harlan Ky more than a year ago after voting to leave the small Southern Labor Union and join the UMW Details of the contract settle ment were not announced by the mediation service but sources said the terms were similar to other contracts in the coal in dustry W J Usery Jr direc tor of the mediation service said I sincerely hope that this agreement will end the violence and bitterness which has been associated with this strike The strike was marred by several shooting incidents in UMW A claims symbolic victory in Kentucky eluding one last week which prompted mediators to request that the mine be closed The stalemate in negotiations at Harlan also threatened to in terrupt the UMWs longdelayed national contract negotiations with the Bituminous Coal Operators Association The present national threeyear contract expires Nov 12 Steppedup negotiations in the Harlan dispute were engineered by Usery who acted as a go between UMW President Arnold Miller and Duke President Carl Horn Jr The two sides began meeting at 1 pm Wednesday broke for four hours late in the day and reached a settlement at 4 am today spokesmen said The UMW was forced out of Eastern Kentucky in the 1930s when battles between the union and mine operators earned Harlan County the title of Bloody Harlan Ghetto leveled Fairgrounds supervisor Walter Walker Hambletonian trophy rescues Chattanooga Term AP Half a downtown block was left in flaming rubble today after an explosion which claim and at least one life ripped through a ghettoarea leveling two night spots and a church At least 13 other persons were injured I can confirm that they found at least one body in the rubble said police Sgt Ronald Burnett Thats all I know right now The victim a mam was not im mediately identified The body was discovaed as workmen began searching the rubble of four buildings which were ravaged by fire following the early morning blast Flames from the burning rubble had kept fireman and policemen from beginning a thorough search for victims None of the known injured was hurt critically This is the first fatality said Mayor Robert Kirk Walker There may be others but we just dont know yet There were 20 customers at a nearby restaurant at the time of the blast and one customer said many of them were hurt Im sure that it was not a bomb but I dont know just ex actly what caused it Fire Chief Harry Jett said of the blast The four buildings which were destroyed as well as most of those surrounding it are com bination old brick business and residential structures The blast destroyed the Starlight Lounge the Cactus Club the St James Baptist church and a barber shop The blast occurred in the ear ly morning hours as a police offi cer was making his rounds He was on the scene almost immedi ately There was fire everywhere The buildings were just leveled We just started searching through the rubble the officer said We could hear that little boy crying Rain fails to dampen excitement of lottery Soviet cosmonauts reported doing well Moscow AP Tass reported with apparent relief today that the two Soyuz 15 cosmonauts were feeling well after their mission was cut short and they were forced to make the first night landing in the history of the Soviet space program Something evidently went wrong though Soviet officials would not say in what it was The flight by cosmonauts Gennady Sarafanov and Lev Demin lasted only 48 hours in contrast to the 16 days two other cosmonauts were up in Soyuz 14 last month Soyuz 15 also did not link up with Salyut 3 the orbiting space laboratory that the Soyuz 14 men spent two weeks aboard although initial announcements said Sarafanov and Demin were continuing the work of the earlier crew By John Trimble Of the Southern Illinoisan The rain may have flooded out the Hambletonian race at the Du Quoin Fair but it did not dampen the excitement at the fourth lottery drawing held there today State officials gave away a total of at thedraw ing which began at am in front of the grandstand Richard V Sallay of Dol ton a 45 yearold telephone company switchman was mowing grass this morning when Gov Daniel Walker called him from the fair to tell him he was a winner Sallay is the third person to win the in the state lottery At first Sallay and his wife Florence did not believe Wal ker but later Sallay said he plans to save some of the money spend a little on fun and pay some bills Roberto Fuentes of Chicago could only say huh when Walker called him to tell him he won today No one from Southern Il linois won any of the 15 prizes The weekly lotto num bers drawn were 21 16 2619 and 27 The millionaire and bonanza numbers were 167 394 and 117 Weekly lotto 21 16 26 19 27 Millionaire and bonanza 167394117 A crowd of about 150 per sons gathered for the drawing and for a brief period the sun came out from behind the clouds Next weeks drawing will be held in Peoria where Sallay and Fuentes will pick up their money There were 35 attended and 23 were repres ented by proxy Miss Rend Lake Miss Du Quoin and Miss Murphysboro Apple Festival participated in the drawing Walker arrived late and orangutans originally sche duled to help the governor out did not appear State Treasurer Allan Dixon and Comptroller George Lind berg handed signed checks to those winners in attendance All 35 qualifiers won at least W R Hayes ft watches wife Caroyn reads first otto number for emcees Charles McCuen and   

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