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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 6, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION QFFICI Carbondale Murphysbore Herrln 710 N Illlneli 1113 Walnut 212 N life Two Sections Pages 010175 Prwi HirrlB DiHv Joumil Murohyibwo FRIDAY SEPT t W4 lume 82No 210lSc a Copy Two Sections 24 Page Top 4 contenders for SIUC presidency identified i TlTlitlA i4 By Henry de Fiebre and Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan The search for a permanent president for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale has apparently narrowed to four highranking w o from the Midwest one from the east and one from the Southern Elinoisan has learned The four men who apparent ly are being recommended to the SIU Board of Trustees this week include three state university vice presidents and a state university president who recently submitted his re signation They are W Brandt 51 pre sident of Virginia Common wealth University in Rich mond Brandt resigned a s president in late August and will leave the job effective Oct 1 His candidacy was reported in late August C Christensen 50 vice president for academic affairs at Iowa State Univer sity at Ames A Leone 56 vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school at Bowling Green State Univer sity in Bowling Green Ohio Somit 54 execu tive vice president at State University of New York at Buffalo Willis Malone chairman of the SIUC presidential search committee refused to confirm or deny that the four are the men being recommended to the board Information on can didates needs to come from the board he said The committees recommen dations were mailed to the trustees Thursday afternoon Malorie said Other sources however said that Brandt Christensen Brandt Leone Christensen Somit may be top contenders Leone and Somit are the four men that the search commit tee is recommending Brandt and Leone were un available for comment today Somit also was unavailable but his wife in a telephone interview confirmed that he had applied for the job and had visited the campus in late July Christensen in a telephone interview said he did not ap ply for the presidency but had been nominated He said he visited SIUC in July He said he was very im pressed with SIUC and call ed it definitely an outstand ing university Its an honor to be con sidered for the position Ch ristensen said He added he has not explored the job suf ficiently to comment on my interest Christensen who earns about a year in Ws present job has been acade mic affairs vice president at Iowa State since 1965 Pre viously he was dean of the college of veterinarary medi cine at the school a post he assumed in 1963 Born in New York City he received his in 1949 his MS in 1950 and his Ph D in 1953 all from Cornell University He taught at Cor nell from 1949 to 1953 In 1953 Christensen came to Iowa State as an associate professor of veterinary ana tomy He left that position in 1958 to become head of veterinary anatomy at Purdue University a post he held un til returning to Iowa State in 1963 A member of several na tional scientific advisory coun cils he is currently respon sible for the World Food In stitute at Iowa State which will draw international ex perts to Ames to study the problem of feeding the worlds population Christensen is currently also the chairman of the council of academic affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges SIUC belongs to that organization as an asso ciate member Iowa State has an enroll ment of about 20000 students Leone came to Bowling Green in July 1968 as dean of the graduate school He assumed his present duties in June 1971 when the univer sitys administration was re aligned He is now one of five vice provosts on campus He received his bachelors masters and doctor of philo sophy degrees from Rutgers in 1940 1942 and 1949 respect ively Leone taught zoology at the University of Kansas from 1949 to 1968 He now holds full professor rank in the bio logy department at Bowling Green Leone is said to be strong in encouraging faculty re search He has also developed a professional development program now in its second year which trains graduate students to be college teach ers His current salary could not immediately be learned Bowling Greens enrollment is about 15000 students Somit has been executive vice president and righthand man tothe president at Buf falo since July 1970 H e taught four years in the political science department serving three years as chair man before taking his pre sent position Before going to Buffalo he taught for 21 years in the government department of the graduate school of public ad ministration and the school of law at New York Univer sity Somit a native of Chicago received his AB in 1941 and his Ph D in 1947 both from the University of Chicago At Buttalo he is respon sible the daytoday ad ministration of the university He earns more than a year Somits specialty is the re lationship between political science and biology Buffalo enrolls about 20000 students Brandt became Virginia Commonwealths first presi dent in May 1969 The uni versity was formed the pre ceding year by the merger of two separate schools Brandt a native of Lansing Mich received his B S in chemistry from Michigan State University in 1944 and his Ph D from the Univer sity of Illinois in 1949 He taught atPurdue from 1949 until 1961 then headed the chemistry department at Kansas State University for two years While at Kansas State he also served one year as associate dean of the col lege of arts and sciences He was at Virginia Poly technic Institute from 1963 until 1968 serving as dean of the graduate school vice president for academic af fairs and executive vice pres dent Brandt earfls at Vir ginia Commonwealth a school with an enrollment of more than 17000 students Since the resignation March 14 of David R Derge as pre sident of SIUC the university has been headed by Hiram H Lesar deanof the SIU School of Law who has been designatedinterim president Derge received a year as president Lesar is being paid the same amount prorated for the actual time he spends in tiie interim posi tion Warren W Brandt left and Albert Somit AP wirephotos Congress may stay to deal with economy Lottery ultimatum issued Washington AP Atty Gen William B Saxbe today threatened to seek a court injunction against state lotteries unless Congress acts within 90 days to exempt states from fed eral antilottery laws If Congress takes no action its our intention to ask the courts to decide the question and if decided favorably to us to seek injunctive relief Saxbe said at a news conference following a private meeting with officials from the 13 states with lotteries The attorney general said federal prosecutors will take no civil or criminal action against Saxbe says fie will seek injunction unless Congress exempts sfafes from law lottery officials and participants during the interim He said he has written Senate Judiciary Commttee Chairman James Eastland and House Ju diciary Committee Chairman Peter Rodino to request speedy action on pending bills making Findley urges lottery shutdown state lotteries legal under fed eral law I want to assure you that we have no aim or wish to put your lotteries out of business Sax be told about 40 officials from the 13 states with lotteries But her said There is a ser ious legal question that cannot for much longer go unanswered It ill behooves any of us at this time when government is view ed with so much cynicism to violate the law or fail to enforce it Springfield AP Rep Paul Findley of Illinois 20th District is urging Atty Gen William Saxbe to shut down all lotteries Findleya office released a telegram the congressman sent Thursday to the attorney gene ral Findley said that Saxbe should seek a court order to shut down lotteries found to be vio lating federal laws particularly those pertaining to use of the mail and to broadcasting Findley also said that vigorous enforcement of the laws already on the statute books is demand ed by the Constitution and the American people Saxbe said department offi cials still are considering pos sible courses of legal action by the department if legislative relief does not materialize to exempt the state lotteries from applicable federal satutes Saxbe Asst Atty Gen Henry E Petersen and five other de partment officials met privately with the state delegates to dis I cuss the possible violations of federal antilottery laws The department released Saxbes written opening statement The session caps a three monthlong department review begun after a federal prosecutor threatened to file a lawsuit to halt the Maine lottery Department officials say the issue turns on the interstate aspects of stateoperated lot teries lucrative revenuepro ducers that began in New Hampshire in 1964 and spread gradually from the East to the Midwest The government lawyers have been concerned about the dis tribution of lottery tickets into neighboring states where gam bling is illegal Some department officials say Saxbe has been motivated in part by his insistence that the department enforce the laws fairly and without specia Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington A postelection session of Congress to deal with the economy is likely Senate Ma jority Leader Mike Mansfield said today unemployment is up and inflation is at least stable and peoples pocketbooks are being skimmed what are we going to tell the people back home if Congress is not in session trying to do something Mansfield said to newsmen Economist came away from the first White House summit conference on inflation Thurs day feeling better and abit more confident than when they arrived Walter W Heler a liberal Democrat tried to tell President Ford why as the meeting ended Thursday Mr President its refreshing to be in the White House once IDAHOS SNAKE RIVER CANYON SEPTU 1974 RUMP 56 mCUNE 108 FEET IONS This is diagram of Evel Knievels projected jump of the Snake River Canyon in Idaho The spectacular jump Sunday across the 4781foot distance is expected to earn Evel more than H he lives through jump His Sky Cycle X2 supposed to shoot 3000 feet Into me air for the jump It will travel speeds of up to 350 miles per hour The ramp from which Evel will descend Is feet long and Is at an incline of 54 A large crowd It expected to witness the wont Special aceommo datloni have bton made in ease Evel Injured in the jump A team of and other medical personnel will be standing by along with helicopters and other trans portation equipment APWIrephotoJ favors To ignore an apparent state violation of federal law could appear to be unfair these officials suggest Saxbes attention to the issue also was viewed as an effort to force Congress to decide whether the federal statutes Economists more confident after first White House summit conference country and Im sure that feel ing is reciprocated and individual sacrifice Attempting to share the re 14 lo l Ford obviously felt that this sponsibility for the economy s r i ii T i ii nA mood projected to the nation made the conference a success even though the experts he had demonstrably bring him any closer to curing inflation and recession As he said at the outset he expected no quick fix for what ails our economy He did hope to show the public that he knows citizens are hurting and that he will work hard to help listen LU OB muc will work hard to help listen again when it is open to a little o seefe laughter open to a little dissent nj lides and and willing to face the unvar nished facts of life George P Shultz secretary of the treasury in the Nixon ad ministration told Ford I have the sense that you trust the teacher pension bill Springfield AP Gov Daniel Walker said today he has approved legislation to increase pension benefits for some retired Downstate teach ers The jllc measure establishes a minimum monthly benefit of for each year ofservice up to a maximum of The legislation was designed to help those teachers who re tired several years ago when salaries were lower Previously there was no minimum ad teachers pensions were based on a combination of salary at retirement and years of serv ice Walker also announced he has signed a bill which lowers from to the minimum damages which must be incur red before a victim of a violenl crime can be compenstated by the state SUNNY should apply to state lotteries Legislation exempting state lotteries has been introduced in Congress but there has been no push for quick action Illinoiscrime rose more than nations Washington AP Crime in Illinois surged up ward in 1973 at an even greate pace than the nations 6 per cen increase the FBI says The annual Uniform Crime Reports issued Thursday said that total crimes in Illinois soared from 426539 to 485949 in 1973 a 139 increase The report said 4325 crimes were reported per 100000 persons in 1973 an increase from 37911 in the previous year The major increase occurred sunny Saturday with high in in property crimes which rose the 70s Sunday through Tues 146 per cent to 423492 from day partly cloudy skies with 369377 in 1972 highs in upper 70s to 80s and Violent crimes were 93 per lows in high 50s to mideos cent higher in 1973 at 62457 as compared with 57162 the pre vious year The Uniform Crime Reports are a compilation of reports from state and local law en forcement agencies Most ex perts agree that crime probably occurs at a greater rate than reflected in the documents be cause of undiscovered and un reported incidents ing common sense policies and making no promises he cannot keep The basic objectives of the summit administration stra tegists said in advance are to begin restoring confidence that the government is in control and to build broad support for diffi cult policies by educating and involving the public Opening the televised meeting in the East Room Ford said the people rnderstand eco nomics very very well and they are sick and tired of having politics played with their pocketbooks We are looking for action that is practical possible and as rapid in its effect as we can reasonably expect he said warning that no solution will work without a lot of willpower troubles with the Democrats he emphasized thatthe summit is a joint enterprise of the admin The Senate Democratic cau cus pressing Ford to act quick ly voted unanimously Thursday to keep Congress in session after the November elections if nec essary to deal with economic problems The resolution was an apparent rebukf to the admin istration for its plan to wait until January to present a com prehensive economic pro gram Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott countered Mans fields statement today by saying that if the only reason for staying in session is because were afraid to go home I can think of better reasons The 28 prestigious economists representing a wide range of viewpoints were seated with members of Congress and key government officials around a long table Each spoke infor mally on the outlook and offered advice There was little time for giveandtake discussion At a followup meeting in New York Sept 23 they plan to present detailed papers A White House meeting of labor leaders next Wednesday and a series of specialized meetings around the country will lead up to fee final summit here Sept 2728 There was relatively broad agreement on several points The economy will grow sluggisly at best well into 1975 or beyond and there may be a further decline Unemployment will rise to 6 per cent or higher Inflation will decline only slightly next year and will re main above normal for several years But fears of a depression are not Monetary policy is too tight The Federal Reserve should move quickly to relax restraint on money and credit and to lower interest rates However the shift to easier policies should be moderate since outright stimulation of the economy would aggravate in flation The international financial situation is shaky because of high oil prices and other reasons Closer consultation and cooperation are needed on fi nancial and economic poli cies Disagreements emerged on most other key issues Fords target of cutting fed eral spending by more than billion below budget estimates was endorsed by some of the economists as a primary method of curbing inflation shifting funds to housing and other areas lowering interest rates and convincing the public that the government is serious about the antiinflation campaign Others argued that the budget is tight enough that additional They warned spending re straint would deepen the econo mys decline and raise unem ployment to intolerable levels without helping much to reduce inflation Up onetenth of per cent Break seen in growth of unemployment rate Washington AP The nations unemployment rate in August continued its slow upward climb rising by one tenth of a per cent to 54 per cent of the work force the gov ernment reported today Although the change from the July rate of 53 per cent is not considered statistically signifi cant the Labor Department said the increase taken over the past two months represented a break from the 52 per cent plateau that had prevailed during the first half of the yer naruy ciuuu The jobless rate now has risen s to uDper 70s to 80s and by eighttenths of a percentage en tn miri fifts Doint from last Octobers Tonight fair with low in the lower or mid 50s Partly Index ClassKied Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports WMttwr map 1720 5 23 4 4 21 1315 21 point from last Octobers year low of 46 per cent and is expected to continue climbing as the economy falters The Labor Department said 49 million Americans were un able to find work last month an increase of about 190000 since July The Ford administration has prepared a program of grad ually rising payments to local governments tp create addi tional public service jobs as un employment mounts If the job less ra2 reaches 55 per cent Labor Secretary Peter J Bren nan has sajd the government would move to create about 100000 more jobs Total employment as meas ured by the departments sam ple survey of households stood at 862 million in August prac tically unchanged in the last two months Nonfarm payrollem ployment as measured by the survey of business establish ments was unchanged in August at 772 million Looking at wages average hourly earnings were reported up three cents in August to a level 33 cents more than a year ago Weekly earnings averaged in August an increase of from July and from last August However the Hourly Earnings Index in dollars of constant purchasing power declined three percent over the past year the government said Tbe length of the average work week and factory overtime were essentially unchanged last month both reflections of the sluggish economy Among the major groups in the labor force the jobless rate for adult men rose from 35 to 38 per cent in August The Labor Department said this oc curred mostly among young men 20 to 24 years of age whose unemployment rate rose from 81 to 93 per cent and to those 55 and over whose jobless rate has risen from 23 per cent in May to 32 per cent in August Offsetting the unemployment rise among adult men was a slight decline among teenagers from 162 to 153 per cent over the month Jobless rates for adult women whites blacks household heats and married men showed little or no change in August The government said the size ofthe civilian labor force at 911 million was unchanged in August and has shown little growth since the beginning of theyear 0
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