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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 5, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE CarbondaU 710 N Illlnoto Murphyiboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N 16th Volume 82No 20915c a Copy Southern niinoisan Two Sections Succour to Carbonia Frit Prtii Htrrln Dally Journil Murphyibore THURSDAY SEPT 5 1974 Ford asks fast antiinflation plan Washington AP President Ford declaring that Americans are sick and tired of having politics played with their pocketbooks told a White House economic minisummit today he wants a prompt prac tical battle plan against infla tion He quickly got a variety of suggestions for that battle plan ranging from wage and price controls to trustbusting to public service jobs to more budget cutting and monetary restraint One by one the 36 economists and congressmen gave their as sessments forecasts and rec ommendations in response to Fords request as the meeting convened for attainable an swers sharply defined and sorted out Althugh there appeared to be no consensus on what to do the panelists seemed to agree with Fords assertion that there is no quick fix for what ails our economy The President told the 36 economists congressmen give views at conference meeting he wanted the unvar nished truth and he soon heard it Puffing on his pipe Ford lis tened while panelists seated around a table in the White House East Room recited gloomy economic statistics Rising prices growing unem ployment a drop in real earning power record high interest rates The intial speakers in the first of a series of conferences leading to Fords economic summit later this month gave forecasts ranging from gloomy to hopeful Another mild recession is sort of inevitable said Harvard economist Otto Eckstein There is very little likelihood of pronounced strength in any part of the economy in 1975 said industrial economist David Grove is no near term im provement in prospect said bank economist Beryl Sprinkel But he said the rate of inflation may be easing Another bank economist Walter Hoadley said the American people are vigorously fighting inflation But he warned that inflationary psychology may be starting to change spending habits Alan Greenspan new chair man of the Presidents Council of Economic Advisers said in flationarypsychology is one of the major underlying economic problems If this can be overcome Greenspan said a major eco nomic depressent would be re moved Ford donned wirerimmed spectacles to examine a series of technical charts presented by Greenspan to support a guardedly optimistic assessment of economic improvements Eckstein said it might be clear some time next year that the worst of inflation is behind us He suggested the rate might decline from 10 per cent this year to 8 per cent next year to 6 per cent the year after Ford told the session broad cast nationally by public tele vision and radio that he wants the series of meetings to result in a package of proposals to restore economic stability and sustain economic growth Inflation is a world wide epi demic Ford said but together we can beat it to its knees He said preparatory meetings for the Sept 2728 summit such as the one he convened today are open to the public through television and radio because they concern the peoples busi ness Ford plowed no new economic ground inhis comments but stressed the need for coopera tion in finding solutions to such problems as rising prices and high interest rates There is no quick fix for what ails our economy1 he said but I refuse to believe the best brains in America and the smartest workers in the world canrot find a way to get t h e productive machinery of this great country back on the track The participants in todays meeting represent a range of economic viewpoints from for mer Treasury Secretary George P Harvard economist J Kenneth Galbraith onetime adviser of Democratic presi dents Douglas denies delay m over coverup Washington AP Supreme Court Justice Wil liam 0Douglas tod3y turned down a request for a delay in the Watergate coverup trial scheduled to begin Sept 30 Douglas acted just eight days after a similar request was re jected by Chief Justice Warren E Burger The requests were made by former presidential aide John D Ehrlichman one of the six coverup defendants Unlike Burger Douglas gave no reasons for his action Burger said he believed it was properly the province of appeals court judgeshot Supreme Court justices tbdecide whether trials should be delayed Meanwhile for the second time in a Watergate trial Ehr lichman is seeking hundreds of records and documents he left behind in the White House Attorneys for a defendant in the Watergate coverup trial issued a poena for the voluminous files Wednesday It calls for all of Ehrlichmans papers relating to the original Watergate burglary June 17 1972 and all his records conj nected with White House taped presidential conversations about Watergate The subpoena also calls for Ehrlichmans files related to any and all records of any person maintained at the White House which refer to or relate to the Watergate matter from to and including May I 1973 EhrlichmanV re Signed from House April 301973 r After adispute over a similar subpoena in the Watergate plumbers trial in July the White House eventually complied with specific requests for some Ehr lichman notes In another trial development U S District Judge John J Sirica agreed to defense re quests that the six coverup de fendants be seated at different tables with their lawyers in the courtroom The requests mark ed an apparent attempt to separate the defendants guilt or innocence in the eyes of the jurors The other defendants are for mer White House chief of staff H R Haldeman former Halde manaide Gordon Strachan for mer Atty Gen John N7 Mitchell and exNixon reelection com officials Kenneth W Parkinson and Robert C Mardian All have been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in allegedly seeking to smother the original investigation into the breakin at Democratic National Committee headquarters British post Fulbright offered Seek missing relatives in Cyprus war Griefstricken Greek Cypriot women demonstrate In Nico sia Thursday in effort to get latives in the recent war information about missing re AP Wirephofo Loffo 19 30 28 37 44 King Kong act fails Washington AP President Ford has offered the post of ambassador to Great Britain to Sen J W Fulbright DArk and the post of ambas sador to Spain to Peter M Flanigan the Associated Press was told today Flanigan was assistant for in ternational economic affairs to former President Richard M Nixon It was learned that Fulbright was at first interested in the post but later said he wanted o think about accepting it Fulbright 69 a onetime Rhodes scholar is chairman of the Foreign Relations Commit tee He has been in the Senate since 1945 and committee chairman since 1959 He lost a bid recently for nomination for another term when Democratic Gov Dale Bumpers defeated him in the Arkansas pri mary Walter H Annenberg former Philadelphia publisher and longtime Nixon backers now is ambassador to Great Britain British officials approved the Fulbright nomination and it was clearedwith key Repub licans in the Confess it was learned The Flanigan nomination is in process but the White House has not received an answer back from Spain it was learned Ambassadors must be ap proved by countries to which they are assigned Fair and warmer tonight with low in lower 50s Friday partly sunny and warmer with high in the upper 70s Index 2124 27 4 67 2425 1517 25 Says she backs ERA Bonanza winner Will share prize Bedford Park 111 AP A 74yearold woman who won this weeks lot tery bonanza says she is going to share it 5050 with her 84 yearold tenant Im in partnership half and half with an 84yearold gentleman Mrs Maxine Hayes said a few moments after Gov Daniel Walker told her by telephone of her good fortune The gentleman is George K Smith a retired traveling salesman Mrs Hayes who is widow ed and Smith live on their Social Security payments You caught me too quick Mrs Hayes said I dont know what Im going to do with the money Smith said he was going to use his winnings to help put his grandchildren and great grandchildren through college Ive got a lot of them he said about four of each Sure Im kind of excited he said but what thrills me most is being able to do some thing for someone else Bedford Park is a suburb southwest of Chicago This weeks winning lotto numbers are 19 30 28 31 and 44 The qualifying numbers for bonanza and millionaire draw ings are 390038 and 794 Philadelphia Marvin the chimp went ape putting on a King Kong act that cost television station KYW thousands of dollars The 11yearold 100pound chimpanzee went on a rampage during the taping of a Mike Douglas show Wednesday and had to be subdued by a tran quilizer dart Buebefore he could be quited Marvin bit his trainer and caused extensive damage to the television studios at KYW Douglas who was dressed in an ape costume for a parody on the Planet of the Apes said the chimp who has considerable show business experience began the show with aplomb However Marvin left it two hours later on a stretcher un conscious and in handcuffs Marvin who was eventually subdued by a veterinarian from the Philadelphia Zoo was good condition following his escapade Betty Ford speaks up Washington AP In the first fullscale White House news conference by a presidents wife Betty Ford has said she plans to avoid political issues but would be happy to campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment for women Smiling her way through a halfhour of questioning before an overflow crowd of 142 re porters and cameramen in the state dining room Mrs Ford said she will hold news confer ences as often as I think the press has anything to ask of in terest In the wideranging session Mrs Ford said she favors lib eralized abortion laws and that she would encourage women to play an active role in poli tics Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map Explosion kills at convent Hobart Tasmania AP A boiler exploded at a Roman Catholic convent today and of ficials said seven persons were killed 24 were injured and one was missing The boiler had been installed three weeks ago in the laundry of the convet 28 Moslems massacred Zamboanga City Philippines AP Men armed with bolo knives and automatic rifles massacred 28 Moslems including women and children today in an upland village 23 miles northeast of here police said Villagers de scribed the men as Chris tians Hiram H Lesar at news conference Photo by Jack Griggs SIUC interim head Lesar May take top job if asked By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Ulinoisan At his first solo news con ference since taking over as president of Southern Illinois University at Carbon dale nearly six months ago Hiram H Lesar said today is not seeking the permanent presidency of SIUC But Lesar 61 left the door open to a possible draft by the SIU Board of Trustees who appointed him interim president in March when Dav id R Derge resigned Lesar said he has not form ally applied for the permanent presidency An advisory search committed appointed by the board is expected to recommend four presidential candidates to the trustees this week Asked if he would accept die presidency if offered he said That would depend on the board If they wanted me to I would have to seriously consider it Lesar came to SIUC as dean of the new School of Law in 1972 The acting president met with reporters for more than an hour today in the presi dential conference room of Anthony Hall the universitys main administration building He frequently referred ques tions to vice presidents and deans who also attended the session Before beginning the con ference Lesar announced that official enrollment figures for fall semester should be avail able within a week He said earlier predictions on enroll ment appear to be about on target He said SIUC should have its last year of dropping en rollments this year with a decrease of between 400 and 700 students compared to last year Beginning next year the universitys enrollment which will be at between 18000 and 19000 this year should in crease he said Lesar also said SIUC has taken a calculated risk and decided we can get along without having to release any tenured peoplethis year Last December the univer sity declared a financial emer gency and sent termination notices to 104 faculty mem bers including 28 tenured tea chers But Lesar added it is not clear yet whether any teach reporf ready ers will be fired next year If they are to be he noted they must receive termination notices before May 1975 Commenting on the recently completed report of an advis ory committee studying SIU Cs long range goals and mis sion Lesar termed it 3 a good general report He said he agreed with the three rec ommendations that the univer sity continue to grow as a comprehensive university ex pand area services and in crease educational opportuni ty The report is expected to form the basis of the mission statement SIUC will submit for the statewide master plan for higher education The re port he said will have to be made more specific for consideration in the statewide plan Asked about a proposed mo norail system linking SIUC and Carbondale T Richard Mager vice president for de velopment and services said an application for funds for a demonstration project had been denied in Washington DC He said he and Carbon dale Mayor Neal Eckert hope to meet soon with a federal transposition official to de termine the probability of funding for fte project Lesar who attended the re cent convention of the Ameri can Bar Association in Hawaii said he agreed with Presi dent Fords suggestion for conditional amnesty for Viet nam deserters and draft re sisters That proposal would allow me men to avoid pro secution by doing some form of alternative service The ABA at its convention approved a proposal for am nesty for the men It also voted against a suggestion that former President Nixon be given amnesty pro sectuion Lesar said any discussion amnesty for Nixon is pre mature because Nixon has not yet been charged with a crime I think its simply a matter for fhe prosecutor to decide he said Children return Oregon inmates check Salem Ore AP The children of Earl and Viola Hunter have returned an check to inmates of the Oregon State Penitentiary with a letter of appreciation The Hunters of Eugene were kidnaped and murdered earlier this summer Escaped killer Carl Cletus Bowles admitted kidnaping them from their Eugene home June 14 and has been charged with their murders The inmates took up acollection and sent the check to the children as an ex pression of sorrow Bowles escaped while on a social the prison He was captured in Idaho June 16 and is serving 75 years there for kidnaping The Hunters bodies were found near Spokane July 11 The money was raised by 108 inmates who said they hoped the fund would express their regret at what had happened The Check was to the Hunters children Linda Kerschmaum 25 Seattle and John Hunter 34 Toronto Canada In a letter to the inmates the couples children We are very moved by your spontaneous gesture of sympathy and com passion We realize the sac rifices you people have made on our behalf Jjrraising this money and it has V been truly heatwarming The Hunter children praised theinmates plan to submit a billto the 1975 legislature that would compensate victims of crime and suggested the check could be used to help a crime victim In that are return ing your wrote v   

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