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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 17, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herein 212 N 16th Volume 219lSc a Copy Southern Illinoisan 0101T5 HBRART 2 Pages sueeeuor to li Fiw Prtti Htrrln Dilly Murrtiyiboro IndtpencHnl TUESDAY SEPT 17 Chicken feed isnt small change now By Dennis Montgomery Centralia AP Next time youre about to compare something inexpen sive with chicken feed bite your tongue Poultry feed prices have come home to roost and the men who gather eggs for your refrigerator are squawking about it A grower with a flock of laying hens pays for a hundredpound sack of feed which cost about half that two years ago While they may not sound like much consider that chicken farms with 15000 to 30000 hens are common and one rancher here is feeding 65000 chickens daily In a single square mile near Bartelso more than one mil lion chickens work to produce your breakfast every day It takes about 45 pounds of feed comprising corn soybean wheat and alfal fa meal fortified with vita mins to produce a dozen eggs A hen will produce about 20 dozen eggs over her 15 most productive months At the same time she will con sume nearly 100 pounds of feed Feed bills for 15000 hens come close to after 15 months and 55000 chickens will gobble up about The or so that the farmer spent on feed for a single hen is more than he paid for her in the first place By late summer a pullet sold for about Eighteen months ago they were about Hatcheries blame the increase on the price of feed John Dillinger owner of Dil lingers Feed Store 109 S Washington Carbondale said the price has since we got in a bad corn crop last year Dillinger said 100 pounds of feed went for at this time last year Today it sells for He said he expects the price to decrease when the corn and soybean crops arrive in Oct ober and early November A spokesman at Woodside Feed Sore 528 N Hickory Du Quoin said the price has jumped around over the last few months He said 100 pounds of laying mash sold for in late June and in August Now he asks for the feed Woodside said the price fluctuates with the market and he couldnt begin to pre dict what will happen next Prices for feed at a Marion grain store have increased 40 to more than 100 per cent with chicken feed leading in the price increases A 100pound bag of chicken feed which sold for about 18 months ago now sells for at Farmers Pro duce Co End of embassy occupation near The Hague AP A break appeared imminent today in the fiveday occupation of the French Embassy by three Japanese gunmen holding nine hostages Troops and armored cars BUrrounded Schiphol airport in preparation for possible departure ofthe terrorists A Dutch airline pilot went in side the embassy for talks with the three Japanese Red Army members on the route they would take in their flight out of the country a spokesman said The three gunmen took the hostages including the French ambassador last Friday They demanded million release of a colleague Yutaka Furuya held in France and passages out of the Netherlands for all four of them Furuya was flown to the Netherlands but the French government refused the demand for million The terrorists released two young women hostages Mon day Earlier today a spokesman laid the terrorists would be taken to the airport some time after 9 am CDT Police said later there was a hitch in the timetable but gave no details Security men walked from the nearby US Embassy and sent a basket by rope to the French Embassy top floor where the hostages were held A Dutch security spokesman said the gunmen accepted sandwiches soft drinks mineral water cigarettes and Japanese and English language newspapers It was their first food delivery in 60 hours Naval helicopters were stan ding by to transport the gunmen and a spokesman said the airport would be closed briefly Dutch troops were reinforced at the French Embassy where French Ambassador Jacques Senard was among the hostages Queen Juliana opening a new session of the Dutch parliament said that the country act of terror which threatens the lives of innocent people She said the governments primary goal was the release of the hostages unharmed Horse hog and cattle feed have also increased from 40 to nearly 100 per cent The increased prices will re sult in less meat for the mar ket in about 18 months a store employe said Feed producerssay the problem is rising grain prices Ralston Purina headquarter St Louis sells more feed than any other company in the United States Roger Hurst a spokesman says The big thing this year is the increased price of corn Corn now costs more than the protein ingredients soy beans and so forth The price has just about doubled in two years Hurst said Two years ago a ton of laying rations was This year its wholesale Thats an industrywide aver age figure If youve got a hen that turns out lots of top grade eggs youre in trouble A doz en large eggs for example sold in Southern Illinois mar kets this September at about 52 cents Thats a re turr on an investment of and youhavent paid the help yet or repaired the coops Medium eggs Forty five cents The larger operators can buy feed a little cheaper in bulk A ton might cost them compared with the a smaller producer would pay And urban markets such as New York where a dozen large eggs sold for 62 c e n t s the first week of September are more lucrative Ralph Richardson of Cen tralia who runs that 55000 chicken ranch with his broth er says The poultry busi ness has beep very poor Max Green owner of a Car lyle hatchery is hardly more positive Its pretty close right now Feed prices are too high FBI raids contractors St Clair county offices Lindsay Schaub News Service East St Louis More than 100 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents made si multaneous raids today at a number of St Clair County gov ernmental and contractors of fices in connection with an in vestigation into alleged bidrig ging extortion and contract kickbacks in construction proj ects The agents carrying federal grand jury subpoenas issued through the office of U S Atty Henry Schwarz sought records from seven governmental offi ces and 39 area contractors A total of 46 subpoenas for records were issued and more than 50 persons were subpoen aed as witnesses to testify be fore the federal grand jury now sitting in the U S District Court in East St Louis 1 Records were sought from East St Louis City Hall Alorton City Hall Centreville City Hall Cahokia City Hall Brooklyn City Hall East St Louis School District 189 and Cahokia School District 187 The raids set in motion at 10 am were conducted simul taneously apparently to lessen the chance that documents would be destroyed or altered and to isolate key individuals for interrogation The subpoenas asked the sub poenaed individuals to deliver file records to the grand jury or to turn them over to the agents The investigation is being con ducted under three sections of the Hobbs Act One prohibits extortion affecting interstate commerce Another known as RICO Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations prohibits a pattern of racketeering activ ity The third prohibits conspir acy to commit either of the other two offenses Authorities said numerous in dictments could be returned by j the grand jury which today be gan an unusual fourday session The grand jury normally meets for twoday periods Sources close to the grand jury contend the alleged bid rigging and kickbacks are wide spread In the basic system accord ing to sources a contractor pays five to ten per cent or more of a contract bid to political bosses in order to win the con tract Sources indicate several hun dred thousand dollars may have been paid in kickbacks during the last two to three years According to a press release issued at am special agents in charge of the FBI Springfield and St Louis dis tricts said the illegal activity of making payments in the form of kickbacks to officials of pub lic organizations and municipal ities for the privilege of obtain ing contracts to perform certain work ranged from to or more Depending on the wealth of a particular contractor and the number and size of the con tracts he is awarded a con tractor may pay as much as each year in kickbacks I Harry Tharp East St Louis building superintendent was served a subpoena and left about am to go before the grand jury after spending about an hour and 15 minutes talking with the agents He said the agents were in terested in just about every thing citing kickbacks pay offs contractors and realtors Evans Spencer East St Louis purchasing officer was served a subpoena The FBI agents late this morning were waiting for addi tional officials at the East St Louis City Hall to appear so they too could be served East St Louis School District 189 Supt William Mason was presented with a subpoena The items subpoenaed ap parently include all business documents in the district be tween September 1971 and June of this year Mason said most of the docu ments requested pertain to the Alta Sita school building pro ject and include bids for furni ture supplies and equipment East St Louis officials sub poenaed to testify before the grand jury in addition to Spen cer and Tharp are Commission ers Gordon D Bush and Elmo J Bush Among the firms whose rec ords were subpoenaed are Cun liff Construction Co of St Lou Is A J Davinroy Pluirbing Co of East St Louis CoMac Construction Co of Centreville Mitchom General Contracting Co of Centrevffle Finis P Ern est Inc of East St Louis Alvin G Fields Plumbing Co of East S Louis Lehman Sheet Metal Inc of East St Louis and Norman Allen Belleville architect Ford No secret deal on Nixon pardon Washington AP President Ford says Richard M Nixons acceptance of a pardon could be construed as an admission of guilt but Fords unyielding defense of the clemency has failed to still criticism of his decision Ford also said Monday night there were no secret resons for the pardon and no secret deals with Nixon And he disclosed he is moving to allay concern among Watergate prosecutors about safeguarding Nixon tapes as potential evidence He said White House aides are negotiating Special Prosecutor L e on Jaworskis staff to erase con cerns about preserving for possible courtroom use the tape recordings and presidential documents deemed to be Nixons property Responding to a barrage of pardonrelated questions at his second broadcast news con ference Ford declared I am absolutely convinced I made the right decision in an effort an honest conscientious effort to end the divisions and the Energy summit proposed London AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger has proposed a meeting of major oil consuming nations in Washington late in September to discuss the world energy crisis British informants reported today The conference at the level of foreign ministers would take place while diplomats from the governments concerned are in New York for the United Na tions General Assembly which opens today Major countries whichmight participate in such talks include the United States Britain France West Germany and Japan But other nations also might be invited if plans for the meeting firm up turmoil in the United States Ford maintained that the former president had been shamed and disgraced by his resignation The President also said he had no inside information on Nixons health at the time of the pardon and although he was aware of published reports Nixon was ailing I was more anxious to heal the na tion A number of congressional Democrats said they were not satisfied by Fords defense of the pardon v J thought there Jerome Waldie DCalif a member of the House Judiciary Committee that recommended Nixons impeachment but there was none Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ of the Judiciary Committee said it would have been better had Ford pursued the judicial process to show that all are treated equally under the law But Sen George D Aikin R Vt said Fords explanation was pretty straightforward and will make an impression on a lot of people who didnt agree with the pardon A source close to Jaworski said the vagueness of Fords response to questions about the tapes and documents raised fears that the materials may go to Nixon even while they may be needed by prosecutors The source said there was a meeting on the subject between Ford and Jaworski aides last Thursday but none since then Reviewing his decision to pardon the former President Ford went farther than ever guilty of impeachable offenses if not criminal misconduct He saidthe unanimous Judiciary Committee vote for impeach ment was very persuasive evidence and at another point declared in response to a ques ition the acceptance of a pardon I think can be construed by many if not all as an ad mission of guilt If pardon question dominated the 30miriute news conference the topic of CIA in tervention in the afffairs of other countries seemed certain to stir international con troversy Asked about CIA action against the sinceoverthrown Marxist government of Chile Ford said the United States did act to help and assist the preservation of opposition newspapers and electronic media and to preserve opposi tion political parties He went on I think this is in the best in terests of the people of Chile sand certainly in our best in terests In any case was informed reliably that Com munist nations spend vastly more money than we do for the same kind of purposes And he said our government had no involvement whatsoever in the coup that toppled the Chilean regime Asked tojustify such In tervention under international law Ford responded I am not going to pass judgment on whether it is permitted or authorized under international law It is a recognized fact that historically as well as presently such actions are taken in the best interest of the countries involved On other topics Ford said The United States is not going to have a depression The overall economy of the United States is strong Employment is still high We do have the pro blem of inflation which he said he hoped would be solved A persons income tax return is a very precious thing to that individual and therefore I arc about to issue an executive order thatniakes it more returns can be handled within government The President has several people in mind to replace resigning staff chief Alexander M Haig Jr who is becoming military commander of NATO and hopes to name a new press secretary to replace JF terHorst who quit in protest against the Nixon pardon in a relatively short period of time CIA Intervention in Chile Perjury action urged against former officials c Washington StarNews Washington Counsel for the Senate multinational corporations sub committee have recommended the perjury proceedings be in itiated by the Justice Depart ment against former assistant secretary of state Charles E Meyer and former Central Intelligence Agency Director Richard Helms because of their testimony denying any US financial or other intervention into the affairs of Chile Subcommittee staff attorney Jerry Levinson in a confidential document prepared for Chairman Frank Church D Idaho also recommended that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reopen the con firmation hearings of Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger because of indications that he deceived the committee in the course of his confirmation hearings with respect to the ex tent and object of the CIAs ac tivities in Chile At his news conference Mon day night President Ford con ceded that our government like other governments does take certain actions in the in telligence field to help im plement foreign policy and pro tect national security Ford denied however that the US had any role in the coup which overthrew the Allende regime a year ago The Levinson report declares when the Rep Michael J Harrington summary of the CIA Director William Colby testimony is laid against the transcripts of the previous hearings it appears that Meyer committed perjury before the subcommittee in stating that the policy of the US government was nonintervention in the Chilean political process Ambassador Helms in the course of his confirmation hearing committed perjury in stating that no money was passed to opponents of Allende and that no attempt was made in the September 1970 Chilean elections to prevent Allende from becoming president SUNNY Tonight low 57 to 63 chanct of showers and thunder storms Partly sunny Wednes day high 78 to 83 Chance of showers Thursday low in 50s high in 80s Partly cloudy and cooler Friday low in 50s high in 70s Saturday partly cloudy low in 50s high in 70s Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map Youth 19 4 6 1617 1112 17 I More Boston children attend By the Associated Press Schools in Kanawaha County W Va reopened today after having been closed since Friday because of violence surrounding protests over allegedly an tireligious textbooks County school officials said this morning that no problems were encountered with the reopening In Boston police again were on the streets in force to protect black children being bused in to integrate white ichoola in the South Boston section of the ci ty A handful of onlookers stood on street corners four bus loads of black pupils were unloaded at closely guarded South Boston High School However there was no sign of the crowds of demonstrators that disrupted the neighborhood throughout the day Monday the third day of busing under a federal court order At midmormng school of ficials reported that attendance had edged upwards flight In South Boston Officials said 117 black pupils attended classes in South Boston High as compared with S7 on Monday There were 60 whites compared with 55 Monday William Reid headmaster of South Boston High said I think things are going reasonably well on a daytoday basis Well have a trying year but well have a successful one Elsewhere In Boston schools opened without major tad dent 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