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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 23, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI Carbondale Murphysboro Herrln 710 N Illinois 1111 Walnut 212 N 16th Volume 82 No a Copy 2Seeti uthern Illinoisan 010175 Iff HOSE OFFICE PO BOX 789 DECATUR ILL 62625 loeniior to Cirbondi frtt Htrrtn Jwnwl Morphyrtpro MONDAY SEPT Z3 1974 Kennedy wont make 76 presidential try Boston AP Sen Edward M Kennedy citing family tragedies said to day that he will neither seek nor accept the Democratic nomina tion for president or vice presi dent in 1076 The Massachusetts Democrat with his wife Joan at his side said This decision is firm final and unconditional There is absolutely no circumstances or event that will alter the deci sion The 42yearold brother of the late President John F Kennedy and the late Sen Robert F Kennedy both of whom were assassinated said he had weighed his decision very care fully One basic fact has become increasingly clear to me he said at a news conference From the campaigns of my brothers before me I know that seeking the nations highest of fice demands a candidates un divided attention and his deepest personal commitment My primary responsibilities are at home It has become quite apparent to me that I would be unable to make a full commit ment to a campaign for the presidency I simply cannot do that to my wife and children and the other members of my fami ly Kennedys wife has been in a rest home twice in recent months and his son Edward Jr lost part of a leg last November because of bone cancer I will not accept the nomi nation I will not accept a draft Kennedy said He added that he will oppose any effort to place my name in nomination in any state or at the national convention and I will oppose any effort topromote my can didacy in any other way Kennedy said he reached his decision after discussions with his wife and other family mem bers The sole surviving son of the late Joseph P Kennedy said he decided to announce his de cision now in order to ease the apprehensions within my family about the possibility of my can Fora1 and Kissinger Arab oil nations get doublebarrel warning By Associated Press In a blunt warning to Arab oil producers Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said today a world poised on the brink of general depression cannot afford current petroleum prices much less continuing Increases The poorer nations many of them trying desperately to cope with food shortages could be overwhelmed in a neverending inflationary spiral Kissinger told the 29th session of the U N General Assembly While oil producers are enti tled to a fair share Kissinger said it cannot be in the Inter est of any nation to magnify the despair of the least developed who are uniquely vulnerable to i exorbitant prices and who have no recourse but to pay Raising the specter of possible global war if oil price and sup ply problems are not solved President Ford gald Sovereign nations cannot allow their poli cies to be dictated or their fates decided by artificially rigged and distorted oil markets Ford raised this warning flag to Arab oil producers in De troit at a 69nation World Ener gy Conference that drew par ticipation by Arab representa tives Ford said It is difficult to discuss the energy problem without lapsing Into doomsday language The danger is clear It is severe I am nevertheless optimistic The advantages of cooperation are as visible as me dangers of confrontation And that gives me hope as well as optimism Ford underscored the strong est language yet used by an American president in ing the consequences of massive price hikes by oilproducing na tions with a reminder that throughout history nations have gone to war over natural advantages such as water or food or convenient passages on land or sea But he said that in the nuclear age war presents unacceptable risks for all mankind because any local conflict may escalate to global catastrophe Rocky says he earned million in decade Washington AP Nelson A Rockefeller told the Senate Rules and Admin istration Committee today he earned almost million and paid more than million in taxes over the past decade The former New York gover nor opened his vice presidential confirmation hearings with a 72 page statement packed with fi nancial data about the Rocke Pmidwit fellers worldwide investments plus tidbits of family and per sonal history Rockefeller disclosed that In addition to million In per sonal assets and million in two trusts from which he receives Income his wife receives the income from a million trust while their children receive the income from a million trust He assured the Senate panel that should I become confirm ed and should Congress request I will place Immediately all my securities which I own outright into a blind trust while he holds federal office In his financial disclosure he failed to answer questions about the overall extent of his familys economic power omit ting information on stock holdings of Rockefellercon trolled tax exempt foundations and of banks and companies in which his family has a substan tial Interest Highlights of his financial disclosure included His personal worth as of Aug was million with more than half million of his million in assets accounted for by art holdings million in stocks and bonds of some 50 companies and million in real estate The two trusts from which he is a life beneficiary totaling million and million have the bulk of their holdings in stock of 17 companies in cluding approximately million In Rockefeller Center Inc in New York million in Exxon the nations biggest oil company and million in In ternational Business Machines Holdings in oil companies that were once part of the Standard Oil Co founded by his grandfather John D Rocke feller have been reduced to nominal percentages Total holdings personal and in trusts of his three brothers sister and their children and grandchildren are 35 million shares of Stand ard Oil Co of Calofornia or 206 per cent of Its shares 23 million shares of Exxon or 107 per cent of its shares and 18 million shares of Mobil Oil Co or L7B per cut Of iti iharci didacy as well as to clarify the situation within my party Kennedy pledged to work for the next two years for the Democratic party and its nomi nees Kennedysaid that a candidate who is unable to make the full commitment needed for a presidential campaign does a disservice to his country and to his party He said he would be a candi date for reelection to the Senate in 1976 and plans to do as much as he can to influence the di rection of the nation Kennedy said his announce ment will permit others who have been interested in gaining the nomination the chance for exposure during this cam paign He said The real question before the people is whos going to come up with some solutions to our economic problems Asked what effect the Chap paquiddick incident of 1969 had on his announcement Kennedy said This decision would have been made irrespective of the tragedy that happened In 1969 Were I to run it would have been a factor that would have been raised Mary Jo Kopechne a former secretary for Robert Kennedy was killed when a car driven by the senator went off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island off the Massachusetts coast Regarding Chappaquiddick Kennedy said he had answered all questions quickly candidly and honestly in Massachusetts courts I can live with my own tes timony he said I think I would have been able to focus the campaign on the important issues CLEAR Brisk morning brisk activity Fair and cool again tonight low in low or mid 40s Tues day partly sunny and warm er high in low or mid 70s Chance of showers Wednesday but then generally mild and dry INDEX Classified 1316 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 1 Editorials 4 Family living 6 Farm Records 1W7 Sports 1M2 Weather details map 18 Defense bill near passage Washington AP Congress is expected to ap prove a record defense bill this week act on foreign aid and take up a health manpower bill that Senate Re publicans claim establishes a domestic draft The defense bill is the biggest single appropriation bill ever put before Congress even after a cut from admin istration requests A controversial five year bill denounced by critics as a domestic draft is expected to get a Senate vote by mid week It provides federal aid for programs to produce more doc tors nurses and other profes sionals Nothing Ilka a sprint up and down tha monkey bars to warm wp on a cold first day of fall These students at Glendale School north of Car bondale found the brisk mor ning a good reason to active Photo by Butch Early frost new blow to farmers By the Associated Press Weatherplagued Illinois farmers were staggered by an other blow in the early morning hours today a chilling frost which withered some corn and soybean crops throughout the state The extent of the damage was not accurately known but in some areas farm specialists were speaking of losses of 20 to 30 per cent of the corn and soy bean crops The temperature dropped be low 30 in northern Illinois and the 29degree readingin Rock ford was a record low for the date In Peoria where the mercury hit 31 the county agent George Perisho estimated that 30 to 35 per cent of the countys corn and soybean crops would be lost This is seriously going to ef fectthe food supply said Pe risho who advised farmers who lost soybeans to plow them un der and plant wheat for next spring County agents from Rock Is land Warren and Henry coun ties met this morning and agreed that there appeared to have been a 30 per cent loss of soybeans in their areas and a 25 per cent loss of corn northern half of Hen ry county is a disaster area said extension adviser Darrel Fike Jim Kendall head of the Illi nois Cooperative Crop Reporting Service said the early frost was potentially more damaging than usual because of late planting this year Farmers in Illinois and other Midwestern states were forced to delay corn and soybean plan ting because of unusually heavy spring rains The crops were further delayed by scorching temperatures and little rain in midsummer But Kendall said it would be some time before an accurate estimate of the frost damage could be made It depends on the maturity of the crop whether it was planted in a high or low place and a lot of other factors he said Kendall explained that fully mature corn and soybeans would not be affected by the freezing temperatures He said more than half of the states corn crop and perhaps a third of the soybeans was safe from frost Effects on area crops uncertain The falls first frost came early today with an overnight low of 34 degrees for the area reported at the Southern Illi nois Airport near Carbondale Bob Bullard a weather ob server at the airport said the forecast for Monday is mostly sunny with little or nochance of precipitation going to a high of 60 degrees and a low in the high 40s Another frost is not expect ed during the next two days Bullard said Today marks the first official day of the fall season Concern for the areas late planted soybean crop was ex pressed by Bob Frank Jack son County adviser for the University of Illinois Coopera tive Extension Service in Mur physboro Frank said he believes the crop was not damaged by the 34degree temperature al though mis will not be veri fied for 24 hours He said a 30degree temperature is considered dangerous for soy beans since the crops tissues are damaged when the ther mometer sinks this low The wide range of tempera tures accompanying the frost in Williamson County and the different altitudes make it dif ficult to assess crop damage immediately Farm Adviser Victor Smith said today Smith says it will be at least a day before farmeri can determine damage from the early frost Smith says the damage will range from nothing to some damage Farmers usually dont con tend with such a frost until sometime in October Smith says Related story on page Only scattered fields of corn and soybeans fields some were able to plant early have been harvested in the county In the most part crops were planted late Smith says and they remain in the fields Bodies of storm victims burned SanPedro Sula Honduras AP Rescue workers are burning the dead left by Hurricane Fifi in northeast Honduras to pre vent outbreaks of disease adding tothe toll of one of the worst catastrophes in Central Ameri can history As refugees began straggling back to their devastated towns and villages and relief supplies started to arrive from abroad officials said at least 5000 bodies had been found They estimated this toll would double when all reports were in They said the storm which hit the region with winds of 110 to ISO milei u hour and torrential rains Thursday night drove 150000 persons from their homes wiped out most of the banana crop and virtually de stroyed the cities of Choloma Omoa and Trujillo Floodwaters turned the rich Ulua River valley from San Pedro Sula to the coast into a lake 20 miles wide at some points Thousands of persons werereported still stranded on rooftops or in trees but a shortage of helicopters and fuel delayed their rescue Col Rueben Villanueva of the National Emergency Relief Committee said damage from the storm was Estimated at billion in the San Pedro Sula Pictures page 8 region alone An executive of United Brands one of two major producers of bananas the coun trys chief export estimated that 90 per cent of the crop was destroyed President Oswaldo Lopez Arellano flew over the flooded area on Sunday and told news men the situation was terribly sad He made a new appeal for food clothes medicine and vaccines The first planeloads of emer gency aid including a complete field hospital from Cuba arriv ed at nearby La Lima airport Sunday U S Air Force C130 transports brought boats life jackets food drinking water and other emergency supplies from the Panama Canal Zone The United States also has sent trucks and helicopters desperately needed in the search for stranded persons Mexico sent 10 planes Costa Ricas minister of health brought a field hospital Venezuela El Salvador and Guatemala sent medical aid and rescue work ers yillanueva said Choloma a I town of 7000 was 95 per cart destroyed Omoa a town of 14000 on the coast was 90 per cent destroyed and me port of Trujillo which had 20300 peo ple was totally destroyed Two offshore islands Utila and Jose Santos Guardiola still had not been heard from Villaneuva said He said a third Roatan with a population of 5000 was 80 per cent de stroyed Rescue workers in Choloma said they had counted 2760 bodies Their faces masked against the stench tiley search ed the wreckage for corpses then poured gasoline on them and set them afire   

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