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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 8, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OPFICB 710 N Illinois Murphyibero 1113 Walnut Htrrln 112 N UHi Southern Illinoisan Volume a Copy 4 Sections Comics Family Weekly Tabloi Prau Hsrrln Deny Jeurrnl Indtptndwtf SUNDAY SEPT 74 Nazis Klan organize at Menard Menard HI AP White prisoners who have adopted the ideologies of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party are forming gangs at Menard Corrections Center prison officials confirmed Saturday The Chicago S u n T i m e s reported in its Sunday editions that about half of the 900 white inmates are believed loosely af filiated with three such groups the Klansmen the Vikings and the Young Nobles The SunTimes quoted prison officials who said about seven staff members have encouraged racial tensions at the prison Some guards reportedly have allowed white inmates to fashion homemade knives at grindstones aiid milling machines Allyn R Sielaff director of the IllinoisDepartment of Cor rections confirmed in a telephone interview that such gangs have been formed at the prison which is located about 70 miles southeast of St Louis Mo The prison warden Thomas R Israel could not be reached immediately for comment We will not tolerate any subcultural structure in the in stitution neither black gangs nor white racist groups Sielaff a former Pennsylvania corrections director said He said his office the FBI and the US Department of Justice are investigating the ac tivities Sielaff added that the forma tion of gangs hasnt been en tirely to protect themselves against the black inmates There is a concerted effort by the Nazis to gain member ship Unlike other Illinois maximumsecurity prisons where black gangs command authority among inmates a majority of the Menards 1400 prisoners are white Sielaff said the infiltration of the racist philosophies into the prison is not a recent oc currence It goes back over the years He added that the prisons location probably con tributed to the entrance of the ideologies among inmates The American Nazi Party has its national headquarters near St Louis The Ku Klux Klan also has been active in the area Sielaff said serious confronta tions between blacks and whites at the prison are infrequent On May 17 however several in mates seized four guards as hostages The guards were released later when the warden agreed to meet with the in mates who complained of segregation in cell assignments and inequitable rulings by the disciplinary committee Congress will return to battle inflation Washington AP Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said Saturday Congress definitely will return to work after the November election and declared that the nation cant afford to wait until President Fords July 4 1976 target date to lick inflation We cant afford to wait that long to face up to a problem which is very evident now and which may get worse if we postpone dillydally or delay the consideration it deserves Mansfield told reporters He reiterated that Democratic stand ready to act this year on measures to ease the economic situation and indicated the Democratic Policy Com mittee may have to draft pro posals if the Ford administra tion does not present any Noting Republican criticism of MansfieW Cant afford fo waif for July 4 1976 his earlier statements that a p o s telection congressional session is likely the Montana Democrat said I dont think theyll have much choice Mansfield said several htings could be done promptly to ease the current economic situa tion He listed reimposition of wageprice controls recreation of the old Reconstruction Finance Corporation RFC to aid faltering businesses and reinstitution of socalled Regulation increasing down payments and shortening credit repayment time But he admitted the Ford ad ministration doesnt agree with his proposals adding Maybe theyre too simple Sources reported Saturday that Ford has decided against any quick public move to pressure the Federal Reserve Board to relax its tight money policy Instead the sources said Ford was sticking with his plan to move deliberately in molding a package of antiinflation prfl posals That package plan probably wont be completed for at least a month and perhaps not until late in the year one White House adviser indicated The disclosures came after Ford revealed in a Philadelphia speech Friday night that he is charting a 22month battle plan for what he called his allout war against inflation We are going after one and all Democrats Republicans and Independents the public enemy of inflation in 1974 and we will lick him before July 4 1976 Ford told a dinner meeting commemmorating the 200th an niversary of the First Contin ental Congress Meanwhile Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Caspar W Weinberger said in flation fighters who would slash the defense budget and leave expenditures intact are guilty of very loose think ing The California conservative said in an interview that no area of the federal budget including his own billionayear department should be immune from spending cutbacks Defense should not be ex pected to shoulder the entire burden of reduced federal spen ding sought by Prsident Ford he warned The easy answer many peo ple give that you can take it all out of defense is quite wrong he cant take It all out of welfare you cant take it all out of Social Security you cant take it all out of President Ford bites on hot dog at picnic AP wlrephoto Carmen1 batters Louisiana coast New Orleans AP Hurricane Carmen battered Louisianas lowlying coast Saturday night whipping up high tides with winds that gusted to 180 miles an hour near the center A late evening weather bureau bulletin said Carmens eye was 90 miles southsouthwest of New Orleans with hurricane winds gcreaming over Grand Isle and deserted marshes beside the tea At 9 pm CDT the center was located at latitude 288 north and longitude 909 west and the storm had taken a more decided turn to the northwest National Guard spokesmen said 11050 guardsmen would be activated at dawn today to assist in cleaning up the damage sure to be left behind by the onslaught of the massive storm center Described as extremely dangerous Carmen headed in Inside today AN INDEPTH look at the new TV season is featured in this weeks edition of The Entertainer It follows page 40 HATHA YOGA relaxes both your mind and your body See story by Kathie Pratt on Page 25 GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Is tracing cemeteries in Jack son County See story by Tony Stevens on Page 38 STATE INVESTIGATOR is a friend in need See story by Joanne Wood on Page 38 CHAPPAQUIDDICK The mystery still lingers on See stories about the incident and Edward Kennedy on Page 39 HEREIN STREAK ends at 27 Page 13 MUHPHYSBORO POUND archrival Carbondale Page 13 NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST race remains a logjam Page 13 Index Ann Landers Bridge BOsiness Byline BG Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Finance Records Sports Television Weather details map IDA IDA 2829 2 3437 11A 40 2527 3033 5 1316 13A20A CLOUDY Today mostly cloudy and warm Highs in the low or mid 80s Tonight cloudy and warm Lows in the low or mid 60s Monday variable cloudiness and not much tem perature change High in the 80s Light east to south east winds today and Monday land for an area around Houma La but was reported a adminishing threat to Mississip pi Alabamaand Florida However a hurricane warning remained in effect from Morgan City La to Mobile Ala She was veering slightly west of due north with highest sus tained winds at 150 mph Forward speed was about 10 mph Her winds built up high tides of 12 to 14 feet in an area where five feet above sea level is a hill Tens of thousands evacuated the coastal area during a day of highway traffic which often was bumper to bumper at a frustrating crawl Had Carmen not veered west she could have struck across Lake Pontchartrain the 26mile wide lake at New Orleans back door triggering what Army engineers said could have been catastrophic flooding in low lying sections of the city and some suburbs A Red Cross spokesman said 25000 persons were being hous ed in 200 shelters in the v New Orleans area and that up to 5 100000 were expected to evacuate their homes Its an extremely dangerous storm forecasters in New Orleans said Carmen was rated at a strength of between 3 and 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 Camille the hurricane which left 167 dead on the Gulf Coast in 1969 rated a At midafternoon an unusual calm preceded the storm Areas along the coast reported patches of sunshine sharp contrast to heavy morning rains that soak ed people boarding up the win dows of homes and businesses Hurricane warning flags were flying from Morgan City La to Mobile Ala where tides were predicted to be 5 to 10 feet above spacemen on picnic Fairfax Va AP President Ford took two Soviet cosmonauts to a hometown policemens picnic Saturday introducing them to such American delicacies as hot dogs and hardshelled crabs and hailing USRussian peopleto people friendship Wielding a wooden mallet Ford cracked open the spiny sea creatures Then he offered them a hot dog with the works joining them in munching away to the delight of the host policemen Ford said he accepted the in normal Squalls with winds at TexaS Shirley Cothvitation to attend the Alexandria gale force were expected from ran 21 of Denhm Tex was Police Departments annual Panama City Fla to namgd Miss America 1975 jn pick to express ap Vermillion Bay La Heavy rains with ac cumulations from 8 to 10 inches will spread northward across southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi ahead of Carmen forecasters said A few tornadoes are possi blealong the coast from Biloxi Miss to Ford Walton Beach Fla and 100 miles inland Carmen hit Yucatans east coast Monday killing three people It rolledback into the Atlantic City NJ Saturday preciation for the policemens inconvenience and extra hours caused when he main tained his Alexandria residence briefly after becoiming Presi dent We arent going to sell our home in Alexandria Ford told the estimated 250 policemen and their families at a police academy grounds Were going to come back I dont know how soon Then he introduced the two Soviet cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valery Kubasov who will join three American Astronauts Thomas Stafford DK Slayton and Vance Brand in a joint space mission scheduled for next July The three American astronauts also accompanied Ford in the helicopter trip to the picnic as did veteran Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynm Ford said the joint Apollo Soyuz project s not only a 1 t remendous technological achievement but is far broader in its implications as far as the world is concerned He said the broader we can make our relationshipthe bet ter it is for us in America and for our friends in the Soviet Union Then the President and his guests sat down before a bushel basketful of the sliced steamed crabs Out in Michigan we dont have crabs Ford said but we do have a few crabby people CIA worked against Chiles Allende Gulf of stronger northward Mexico as it and grew moved Earthquake fiifs Mexico Acapulco Mexico AP An earthquake registering 45 on the Richter scale shook southern Mexico on Saturday morning but police said there were no reports of damage or injuries The seismological station at Mexico City said the threese cond quakes epicenter was 180 miles southwest of Mexico Ci ty By Seymour M Hersh c New York Times Washington The director of the Central Intelligence Agency has told Congress that the Nixon ad ministration authorized more than million for covert activ ities by the agencyin Chile between 1970 and 1973 to make it impossible for P r e s i d e n t Salvador Allende to govern The goal of the clandestine CIA activities the director William E Colby testified at a topsecret hearing last April was to destabilize the Marxist government of President Allende who was elected in 1970 The Allende government was overthrown in a violent coup detat last Sept 11 in which the president died The military junta thatseized power say he committed suicide but his sup porters maintain that he was slain by tiie soldiers who at tacked the presidential palace in Santiago In his House testimony Colby also disclosed that the CIA first intervened against Allende in 1964 when he was a presidential candidate running against Eduardo Frei Montalvo of the Christian Democratic Party which had the support of the United States The agencys operations Colby testified were considered a test of tiie technique of using heavy cash payments to bring down a government viewed as antagonistic toward the United States However there have been similar activates in other countries before the election of Allende Colby also maintained that all of the agencys operations against the Allende government were approved in advance by the 40 Committee in Washington a secret highlevel intelligence panel headed by Secretary of State henry A Kissinger The 40 Committee was set up by President Ken nedy in an attempt to provide administration control over CIA activities after Cuban exiles trained and equipped by the agency failed in their invasion of Cuba in 1961 Details of me agencys in volvement on Chile were first provided by Colby to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence headed by Rep Lucien N Nedzi DMich at a special oneday hearing last April 22 The testimony was later made available to Rep Michael J Harrington a liberal Massachusetts Democrat who has long been a critic of the CIA Harrington wrote other members of Congress six weeks ago to protest both the agencys clandestine activities and the failure of the Nixon administra tion to acknowledge them Voters defeat Herrin school bond by two to one By Barb Leebens Of The Southern Illinoisan One of the largest voter turnouts in Herrins his tory 4332 voters voted 2 to 1 against a million bond referendum Saturday Unofficially with all pre cincts reporting 2815 voted against and 1408 voted in fav or of the bond referendum Asst Supt Jack Murphy said There were 109 spoiled ballots In Precinct 1 which includ ed all of Herrin 3464 people voted Of the total 2191 vot ed against the referendum and 1191 voted in favor There were 82 spoiled ballots Unofficial results from Pre cinct 2 at Energy indicated 191 votes against the referen dum and 91 votes in favor There were 8 spoiled ballots Unofficial results from Pre cinct 3 at Freeman Spur show ed 49 against and 9 hi favor There were 2 spoiled ballots At Precinct 4 in Colp there were 76 votes against and 40 votes for There were 4 spoil ed votes I In Hurst Precinct 5 a total of 398 people voted Three hundred and eight voted against the referendum and 77 voted for thf issue There were 13 spoiled ballots The official tally of thevotes will be taken and approved Tuesday at the Herrin Com munityUnit 4 school board meeting Murphy said I never dreamed that there would be such a large turn out Clementine L e n z i n i I chool board member Margaret Sweeney co chairman of the Sept 7 Yes Committee was disappointed with the results The big losers today were the children It really is shame that the bond referen dum did not pass Mrs Sweeney said The bond issue referendum was held in an attempt to secure a million grant from the Illinois Capital Deve lopment Board to finance most of the cost of the high school The grant money could not be released without the pas sage of the bond issue The bond proposal was to authorize the unit district to purchase million in gen eral obligation bonds While the district has outstanding bonds of board pre sident Lee Roy Brandon said thosecould be paid off be fore making large principal on new making a tax increase mini mal Brandon has indicated the passage ofthe bond issue would cause taxes to increase an average of 185 cents per assessed valuation over the life of the bonds The average increase to Herrin residents would amount to per cent Two weeks ago the unit board optioned a 40acre site on the HerrinColp road for the new high school The lite owned by the homestead Development Corp of Herrin is about a mile out of Herrin and three miles from Colp Brandon had priced tiie site at and said it could be developed for the new school for a total cost of The million proposal called for an adequate high school for a projected enroll ment in 197677 of 1326 stu dents Brandon said Tor project coordinator of the capital development board Donald Norwood has said nearly 435 per cent of the students attending school in Herrin are inadequately housed and hat percentage will increase if projected en curate But opponents to the plan said the need for a new high school had not adequately been established and the new high school would not be best serving the needs of Herrin residents   

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