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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 13, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI Carbendale 710 N HlliMb Murphyiboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N Volume a Copy Two Pages le CtrbondiM frm tan Hwrln I FRIDAY SEPT 19 No relief from inflation ex Washington AP Two of President Fords top economic advisers say con sumers wont get any significant relief from the nations soaring Inflation rate this year The gloomy predictions came from departing presidential economic counsellor Kenneth JRush and Chairman Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Advisers Despite months of antiinfla tion effort including record high interest rates most of this year these advisers say the earliest any real progress can be made is next year These views mark a major retreat from Nixon administra tion predictions that the rate of inflation now about 11 per cent would decline to 7 per cent by the end of this year This target was revised upward a month ago to 8 per cent Rush who was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as am bassador to France indicated in an interview that the inflation rate may still be above 10 per cent when 1974 draws to a close The picture is not as op timistic as it was two and three months ago Rush said In other economic developments on Thursday Senate Democrats voted to send President Ford several economic policy proposals for considerations at the upcoming economic summit jneeting Leaders of the nations housing industry attending an economic minisummit in Atlanta made a bid to exempt their in dustry from antiinflationary tight money policies The Federal Pdwer Com mission staff recomhiended a single nationwide price on cer tain natural gas a move1 virtually certain to increase gas prices wholesale price index for August was released showing a 39 per cent leap an indication that inflation may be getting worse Ford Motor Co announced a 74 per cent price hike on its 1975 model cars Greenspan told labor leaders meeting at the White House on Wednesday that in the im mediiate period ahead it does not appear as though the infla tion rate is turning down Greenspan said we hope it will decline in 1975 Both Rush and Greenspan cited the prospect of higher food costs resulting in part from a Midwest drought as being large ly responsible for the worsening inflation outlook Treasury Secretary William E Simon was not quite so pessimistic as they were but he indicated to a newsman that it was unlikely tiie inflation rate would be below 85 per cent this year and could be higher 1 Meter theft suspects list area towns Information on parking me ters in 25 Illinois communities including Carbondale Du Quo in Benton Marion and Mur physboro was found on two men arrested in 1972 in Okla homa and believed to be part of a nationwide parking meter theft ring A memorandum from Dun can Industries the largest manufacturer of parking me ters attached to a confidential law enforcement bulletin said the two men were released for lack of sufficient evidence The confidential bulletin said the suspects had several key blanks and parking meter keys when they were arrested and the memo said the key blanks and keys fit two series of parking meter locks The fact that the suspects had me key blanks and infor mation on the cities that used the types of parking meters the blanks would fit is just further evidence of the need for cities to go to a change type lock or to makecertain that not more than 250 meters should be operable with the same key the memo said The confidential bulletin said the method of operation believed used in the parking meter theft ring is to cut a meter off its post and make a master key for he meter The thieves then spend two or three days per town unlock Boycott continues Boston buses carry few pupils Boston AP School buses carrying whites to Roxbury and blacks to South Boston crisscrossed today 01 the second day of courtordera busing in Boston but there were few pupils in the buses Motorcycle police forma escorts for buses in the South Boston area scene of violenl protests by whites Thurs day Police lined both sides of the bus routes for about two miles as the buses brought black children through the blue collar Irish section in South Boston to a previously white high school there The first 12 buses carried 24 students Helmeted police standing about five yards apart encircled South Boston High School A police spokesman said 300 to 400 officers had been assigned to the area No crowds gathered honoring E city ban on assemblies im posed after angry crowds of whites stoned several buses in the area Thursday injuring eight black children But four persons three of them a mother an her two children were arrested today on disorderly conduct charges Twentyfive black pupils of an assigned 380 were bused to South Boston High today com pared with 71 Thursday a mayors office spokesman said The school scene of demonstrations and some rock throwing on Thursday1 previously had been 99 per cent white Only 32 whites of 1031 assigned to the school showed up for class At Roxbury High School 1 white pupils of 597 assignee there attended today compared with 20 Thursday according to Headmaster Charles Ray The school previously was 100 per cent black 235 blacks out of 464 assigned to the school showed up today Elsewhere in the city the opening of school appeared normal although some parents said they would continue to keep their children home in a threatened twoweek txycott Eight black children were hurt when buses were stoned Thursday when about a third of the citys pupils stayed home But officials called the opening of school successful The integration program ordered by a federal judge went smoothly in most parts of the city but there was trouble in South Boston a whi neighborhood that is the center of antibusing activity Black students were tauntet and jeered when they entered South Boston High School Pieces of board were hurled as a jlacfc girl walked from the las arriving bus Helmeted police orced about 400 teenagers anc adults away from the school a the end of the day Five arrests were made and one policeman was injured Rocky estimates milion assets c New York Times New York Nelson A Rockefeller was reported today to have given Congress an estimate of 33 million as his immediate personal worth Wellplaced sources said that the vice presidentdesignate had submitted the figure as a preliminary estimate and that it was expected to be revised upward before hearings on his confirmation before the Senate Rules Committee on Sept 23 Rockefellers assets include cash on hand million in real estate including houses in Pocantico Hills NY and in northwest Washington DC million in art works million in airplanes boats cars and other means of transporta tion million in furnishings presumably for residences and in jewelry The report also showed that Rockefeller has paid a year in income taxes since 1968 i New US spy plane beats sun Washington AP US SR71 Blackbird spy plane beat the sun from Lon don to Los Angeles today cov ering seven times zones and 5645 miles in three hours and 47 minutes was no official speed record to beat for the route The SR71 run will be the rec ord if it Is certified by the Federation Aeronautique In ternationale the accrediting organization for aviation ords The average ground speed was 1480 miles an hour wifh the aircraft piloted by Capt Harold B Adams 31 from Albuquerque NM Maj William C Machorek 32 of Jersey City NJ was in the second seat On Sept 1 the same air craft and crew set a New York to London speed record of one hour and 55 minutes Thursday the crew aborted1 Its first attempt at a Los Angeles run because of engine trouble The SR 71 is a reconnais sance aircraft deployed for missions around the world It cruises at altitudes above 15 miles ing parking meters and taking the money from them Parking meter thefts in Dal las Tex from September 1972 to April 1973 were be lived to have been carried out in that way the bulletin said Among the Illinois cities mentioned in the information found on the two suspects were Benton Blomington Carbondale Carlinville Cen tralia Champaign Collinsville Danville Decatur Du Quoin Sirica rules and Edwardsville Other Illinois towns are West Frankfort Granite City Harrisburg Jacksonville Jer seyville Lincoln Marion Mo line Mt Vernon Murphys boro Peoria Salem East St Louis and Springfield Cities in Arkansas Iowa Louisiana Missiouri Nebras ka Oklahoma and Texas also were mentioned in the parking meter information found on the suspects Watergate trial will be held Coast Guard fights fire on sea liner Key West Fla AP The million luxury liner Cunard Ambassador wallowed in the Gulf of Mexico today as Coast Guardsmen boarded it to resume fighting a fire raging through five decks At first officials said they feared that the boat might capsize from water pumped aboard to douse the flame Later however Coast Guard officials said the chance of the ship capsizing was minimal An agent for the Cunard Lines Lt said plans were being made to tow the crippled liner into anchorage about three miles off Key West sometime today j Washington AP US District Judge John 3 Sirica has decided the pardon granted Richard M Nixon is insufficient reason to throw ou Watergate coverup charges against the former Presidents subordinates Shortly before Sirica declared the coverup trial would go forward the White House in dicated there will be no pardons for Watergate defendants while they still face trial The Senate alsovoted 55 Thursday urging President Ford not to issue further pardons until all the Watergate trials have been completedv And Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee said they favor having the special prosecutor disclose the evidence against Nixon But Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ said he does not agree with proposals to indict and try Nixon despite the pardon which precludes any penally President Ford meanwhile said he did not consider his Sunday pardoning of Nixon to have been a precipitous move Not in my view he told reporters after a White House dinner Thursday night Ford also said he had not talked to the former president in three weeks He made tot comment when asked about reports that Nixon is in ill health Although Sirica rejected re quests from three coverup defendants for dismissal of charges against them he in dicated some sympathy with problems of a wave of pretrial publicity The judge set back the start of the trial by one day to Oct 1 so a new pool of potential jurors can be selected Sirica had indirectly alerted a special group of 400 potential jurors that they would be judg ing the Watergate case Sirica said because of publicity sur rounding the Nixon pardon the trial jury would come from a completely new group Attorneys for former White Souse aide H R Haldeman had said the original group of 400 would have prejudged the guilt of the defendants if only ecause tiiey would have paid more attention to Watergate developments than o fc h e r citizens Who needs the peeling Kim Davis daughter of Pat and Cliff Davis of Murphys boro found the eating better than the peeling at the annual apple peeling contest in Mur Spending cuts first Ford sends Congress legislation proposals Bar would reject Nixon resignation physboro Thursday night Ap ple Festival activities are scheduled through Saturday Pictures and stories on pages 2 and 3 detailed schedule ef activities in the Southern Illi nois Calendar Photo by Tern Porter CLOUDY Washington AP Gaffing for a proud new era of American achievement Presi dent Ford has sent Congress list of the legislation he wants it to adopt this year Ford gave top priority to cut ting federal spending in the message sent Thursday and in dicated he has given up hope for passage of a comprehensive health insurance plan in this session At this turning point in history Ford said the ex ecutive and legislative branches need to summon forth the reserves of energy imagination and devotion necessary fo Sacramento Calif AP The State Bar of California generate a new and proud era of American achievement Ford urged prompt confirma tion of Nelson A Rockefeller as vice president And he urged Congress to resist temptations to add to says it is recommending to the spending totals on legislation California Supreme Court that it under consideration reject former President Richard He asked the Congress to M Nixons resignation as a support his threemonth delay in lawyer pay raises for federal workers Rejection would leave Nixon as a matter of highest prioriopen to possible disbarment ty Bar president Brent Able said Let us practice what we Thursday the recommendation preach Ford said suggesting by the bars board of governors that this move will set an exwas made because r Nixon had ample of wage restraint for the refused to acknowledge Oat he private sector faced possible bar action Index Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 1316 5 19 4 M17 1112 17 Cooler tonight with fair skies and low 40 to 45 Partly cloudy and cool Saturday high in mid or upper 70s Fair Sunday low in 40s and high in 70s Partly cloudy and warmer Monday and Tuesday lows in 50s and highs in 70s and 80s World War I veterans tempt fate Black Kats are celebrating on Friday the 13th Herrin phones feel curse It s Friday t he 13th Newark Ohio AP Theres a dining room here this Friday the 13th thats clut tered with open umbrellas cardboard skeletons ladders waiting to be walked under and mirrors begging to be broken All are the property of the Black Kats 13 World War I veterans who for 32 years have been using each Friday the 13th as an excuse to throw a party while throwing superstition out the window The Black Kate were formed in 1942 by American legion naires who wanted an excuse to get together to tempt fate and have a good time in the process We laugh at superstition brags a member Smokers in the club light three cigarettes on one match violating a prime shibboleth of the 19141918 trench war a sniper could nail you by the time three lights had been com pleted The Kats are limited to of 13 members at ont time They must be World War I veterans and members of the American Legion There are five original members left The cur rent members range in age from 78 to 85 There are no officers no dues no business to conduct and no meetings exceppt on Friday the 13th when attendance is man datory An unexcused absence means automatic loss of membership Its just ai matter of getting together and having fun says John W Sachs 82 one of the original members The evening begins with each man passing under an open step ladder Then its time to ex change war stories over a din ner of steak and seafood in a dining room at a local bowling alley As the beer flows and the tales get tallerthe atmosphere becomes unfit for all but the true nonbeliever When the mood is right a mirror is wantonly smashed and each member gets a piece to autograph as a souvenir Its not as wild asit used to be Years ago when todays septuagenarians were middle aged whippets the carrying on would go well past the witching But Sachs says Now about a quarter of ninewe all get tired and somebody says Lets go home Vr The lucky fis Jnustbe something right Sachs says ha has no of any members suffering anybad luck on the supposedly dangerous day It was Friday be 13th in Herrin today and the inevit able curse befell about 25 tele phones in the downtown area for two hours this morning Instead of the familiar dial tone persons picking up their phones in several businesses heardonly allotjof Several persos calling in oh those phones said they could hear no static The curse affected about seven businesses in downtown Herrin including the Southern Dlinoisan Howard Lorenz service de partment supervisor for Genr eral Telephone Co said the problem was in a cable but couldnt say what the problem was It could have been lightn ing or near the 77cable7 Eorenz o u t e d tinxmgh the static Or maybe a black cat sitt ing on the wire Finally about the sta tic cleared A telephone re pairman said the cable was wet and that caused all the crackling and popping   

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