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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth Volume a Copy Two Sectkn SuccHMr to It Frit Urtit Nirrln only Journtl Murphytborelnaiptntnt THURSDAY SEPT 1974 CarbondaltHerrlnMurphyf Kidnap threats name all Kennedy children TK t if 7fL I1 VV Washington CAP Secret Service agents guarded the children of Sen Edward M Kennedy for more than a week because of a kidnap threat a Treasury Department official said today The threat was so serious that White House counsel Philip Buchen gave his personal ap proval for the protection and was kept personally advised of developments the official said A source close to the in vestigation in Boston said the threats were made against all children of Kennedy blood Treasury Undersecretary Edward C Schmultz said a child of Kennedyinlaw actor Peter Lawford was also afforded pro tection for a short time Schmultz said the kidnap threat was first received Sept 13 Secret Service and police protection was provided mainly to Kennedy children in the Boston area then phased out over the next week Schmultz said He said he could not provide details of the exact nature of the threat whether it was received in the mail or by phone An FBI spokesman in Washington would say only We have received an unspecified threat on a member of the Ken nedy family We are in vestigating A spokesman for Sen Edward M Kennedy confirmed in Washington that the threats were received about two weeks ago and that the FBI had launched an investigation The Patriot Ledger at Quincy reported today that the Kennedy children had been taken to Virginia where they could be protected Sources told the Associated Press that the threats were made on or about Sept 12 or 13 and that FBI agents and others moved swiftly to protect the children The only Kennedy children normally receiving Secret Service protection are John F Kennedy Jr son of the late president gnd his sister Caroline The Patriot Ledger reported that an unnamed source declin ed to say which of the Kennedy children are still under Secret Service care Dick Drayne Kennedys press secretary in Washington said that to his knowledge there had not been any otherthreats in the past against the Kennedy fami ly The Patriot Ledger quoted Drayne as denying any link between the threats on the children and the announcement by Kennedy this week that he would not seek the presidency in 1976 Kennedy and his wife Joan make their home on Squaw Island near the famed Kennedy compound at Hyannis Port The residence reportedly was sealed off after the threats were received Kennedy himself has been under Secret Service guard since the assassination of h i s brother Sen Robert F Ken nedy in 1968 Russian missile ship explodes Istanbul AP A Soviet guidedmissile destroyer exploded and sank in the Black Sea on a trial cruise Worst drop of year Economic index declines sharply Istanbul port officials said to day The semiofficial Anatolia news agency said there were no survivors but gave no indication of how many men were aboard The authoritative British publication Janes Fighting Ships shows that a comparable American destroyer carries about 350 men Turkish naval sources said the ship exploded Wednesdaybut Anatolia said in a laterreport that the disaster occurred two weeks ago Turkish port sources said the destroyer belonged to Washington AP The government indicator designed to foreshadow future trends in the economy suffered its sharpest drop of the year in August the Commerce Depart ment reported today the Kashin class and was attached to the Soviet Black Sea fleet Most of tributed to the drop was at agging stock prices decline in December This left the index 57 per cent ahead of where it was a year ago In reality the decline pro bably was more severe than it appeared because the index does not take account of infla No windfall for Phillips Washington AP The head of the Federal Energy Administration said to day Phillips Petroleum did not reap windfall profits from a regulation prepared while one of its engineers served agency adviser FEA Administrator John as an Time c but the index of inthe index track the prices of tion Four of the components in said an audit conducted ly Ule art dicators also was pushed down by the largest number of new unemployment claims for any month since March vital goods so that inflation would drive the components up automatically even without any The Commerce Department Sain in the actual volume of said the overall index dropped by 12 per cent on the basis of figures available for 8 of the 12 components involved The downturn the second so far this year jump reversed in July a 19 and per was cent the largest drop since a 17 per cent Bonanza 642 483 707 Lotto winners 19 25020118 Quincy AP Leslie A Nelson of Rockford today won the weekly bonanza drawing in the Il linois lottery Here are the whining lotto and bonanza qualifying num bers drawn today in this weeks Illinois lottery Lotto Winners 19 25 02 01 18 Bonanza qualifier 642 483 707 A Mt Vernon woman has the numbers to qualify for the second millionaire draw ing in the Illinois State Lot tery a spokesman for the re gional lottery office in Marion said Nadine M Fleener of Mt Vernon will win at least the minimum prize and will be eligible for prizes of million or one of several prizes Greg Jackson of the lottery office said He said the ticket was bought after the Sept 12 cutoff date for the first mil lionaire drawing on Oct 3 Joyce Guiola Melvin of Mar ion an earlier millionaire qualifier will participate in the first millionaire drawing Jackson said The office has had two winners in the Bonanza drawing last week Jackson said They are AP Petties of Mt Vernon and Joan G Hamburg of Sandoval goods involved New claims for unemployment insurance totaled 315000 last month a 105 per cent increase over the previous month Stock prices were off 103 per cent by the Commerce calculations Also pointing to slower economic activity were a falloff in the number of building permits issued lower prices for industrial materials and reduced orders for factory expansion and equipment Exerting an upward influence on the government index were a longer average work week in creased orders for durable goods and improvement in the price of goods relative to the cost of labor needed to produce them by his agency showed that Phillips was not among six refinersthat used the regulation to overcharge consumers million Sawhill testified as a House subcommittee held the last of three days of hearings on how the obscure regulation was drafted last winter The engineer Robert C Bowen denied Wednesday that drafted the regulation or was in any way responsible for its origin Sawhill said that because his agency is continuing its audit Twelvestory clock tower atop the 81yearold Illinois Central Station at llth place andMichigan in Chicago de Army keeps Galley name ui from ft tion Rep John Dingell DMich chairman of a subcommittee that oversees regulatory agen cies says Bowens employer reaped about million in dou ble recovery benefits before the Columbus Ga AP I dont have a battalion to storm Ft Leavenworth and take him out one of William L Calley Jrs attorneys said about the Armys efforts to stay fies efforts of wrecker to pull it down in August left photo Alniosfv a month later after being battered with a wreck Professor says ing ball the top of the tower falls to the ground in Chicago Wednesday right photo initial efforts failed when the cable being used in the at tempt to pull it down snap ped AP Wirephoto for coalelectric An Atlanta Ga AP experimental method t gram Dicks said as both will of I have their place in the nations resting quietly turning coal directly into elec a tricity promises to be far freeing j cheaper than nuclear power a Calley Its unbelievable to me that the Army would justout and out say theyre not going to release the man said J Houston Gordon the 28yearold Ten nessee lawyer whohas been the rescinded last June Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map 2326 31 4 S7 2627 1718 27 regulation was abruptly driving force behind Calleys fight for freedom The judges order is to release the man forthwith and I understood that meant immediately Calley 31 remains in disciplinary barracks at Ft Leavenworth Kan today while the Army moves to appeal District Court Judge J Robert University of Tennessee researcher said Wednesday John B Dicks of the UT Space Center atTuIlahoma told a Southeastern energy con ference the method could save Americans up to billion per year over the cost of nuclear power by the year 2000 does not future But he said Our cost estimates of such a power system if compared to nuclear power and to conventional coal steam power indicate a com parative cost of kilowatt of installed per power for MHD compared with a nuclear cost of approximately per kilowatt Dicks said Addition ally he said it probably will cost pollute the air and results in no only a sixth as much to develop radioactive waste Dicks is director of research into the socalled MHD power generation process being con ducted by UT under grants from as the socalled breeder reactor program Elliotts decision overturning the Interior department and the Calleys murder conviction in Tennessee Valley Authority Tonight partly cloudy mild Lows in middle 50s Friday mostly sunny warm highs in low to mid 80s the My Lai massacre of namese civilians The Army has said it also will recommend mat the Justice Department which acts for it in before federal civil courts magnetic field Metal probes in the gas stream pick off elec tricity and the waste gas can also be used to power conven tional steam generators Scientists say installation of MHD generators at existing steam power plants could ih move for a stay of Elliotts j magnetohydrodynamic program crease the plants capacity by as Viet Technically the process is knownas magnetohydrodynamic power generation but the tongue twister is shortened to MHD We do hot for a moment suggest that a The process involves burning coal at extremely high tem peratures resulting and gas forcing through the a Long Beach Calif AP Richard M Nixon rested quietly in a hospital today and toe former presidents doctor says he thinks the dimesized blood clot in his right lung can be successfully treated A hospital spokesmanreveal edthe clot had passed through Nixons heart before lodging in the lung If it had blocked a heart artery it could have been Nixons physician Dr John C Lungren said Wednesday that the clot was a potentially dangerous situation but not critical at this time There is a very good chance of recovery but it will take some order to release Calley i should replace the nuclear proj much as 50 per cent time Nixon is expected to be hospitalized through next week missing the Tuesday start of the Watergate coverup trial in Washington for which he has been subpoened as a wit ness Lungren said Nixon took news of the gelatinlike clot as he normally takes anything else its another problem But the doctor added He has a hell of willto Jive Project indicates corn can grow on stripmined land Iowa City Iowa AP Corn can be grown on strip mined land accordingto initial conclusions reached at the midway point in a two year research project by the University of Iowa Department of Geology Thecorn yield is beyond our expectations says G Todd Ririe an Iowa graduate student who is in charge of the project Riries optimism was con firmed by County Extension Of fice personnel who expect the average yield from the oneacre test plot on stripmined land to equal the crop average for Mahaska County There is no doubt that corn can be grown on stripmined land said Iowa associate Prof Lon Drake the question that remains is the economic feasibility of such an undertak ing Ririe and Drake began their research into stripmined land nearly a year ago After designing a plan of action for the study they obtained to finance the project from Iowa Power and Light Co University Avenue Coal Co Iowa Southern Utilities and the University of Iowa The project is designed primarily to develop a method hat would permit the upper layers of dirt removed in strip mining to be saved and later replaced over the remaining spoils so that the land could once again be used to grow a ash crop such as corn Field work began last spring t the Conservation site four miles west of Oskaloosa An acre of spoils piles was bulldozed to an almost level plain and the spoils were then covered with a wedge of dirt ranging from zero to 36 inches in thickness The idea was to find the minimal depth of dirt that would support a corn crop After the test plot was landscaped Marvin Van Zee a nearby farmer prepared the land and planted Funks 444 corn as he did in his own fields Using Van Zee fields for comparison with the test area present in dications are that while his land will considerably exceed the average yield for Mahaska County corn yields on the test plot will iverage Fie stripped land to corn production pany is not presently growing Southern Illinois companies find other crops more suitable match the county indicate that a dirt cover of somewhere between 12 and 18 inches is suf ficient to produce competitive crop yields in average or better growing years Based on 1973 cost data the cost of reclaiming stripmined land to grow corn by using a 12 dirt cover would be com parable to costs of existing methods of restoring stripped land to other production uses However Drake said if it turns out that 18 inches of dirt is needed the cost of production would b e correspondingly higher y The economicssof such an undertaking are firr ther complicated by other variables such as the price of coal the value of farm land and cash returns from crops Drake said the final answer of whether be restoration of is economically feasible will be determined only through largescale experiment Paul Seastrom of the Electric Coal Co near Du Quoin said his company has not tried tpgrow corn Our stripped land is usec for pasture and forest I know there was a bill proposed set ting forth the number of inches of topsoil that would have to beplaced on stripped land It would be expensive to place 12 to 18 inches on stripped land Seastrom said A spokesmanfor the Consoli dated Coal Co near Pinckney ville said the company bad a oneacre test plot of corn a cou ple years ago but he was not sure of the jflttcome The com any corn he said Meadowlark Farms a divi sion of the AMAX Coal Co has grown some cornv in th past with pretty good luck The plot was in Western Illi nois however not Southern Illi nois said Don Smith of the farm division He said primarily wheat is planted on the leveled stripped land in Southern Illinois Earlier this year Irwin Reiss president of Meadowlark said ihe company expects to harvest 25bushels of wheatper acre on land that had been mined a year ago AMAXuses its landJor farm ing and pasture before and after the mining operation Reiss said Reiss sid the company has grown com with success on a limited basis in Fulton Coun ty We grew 47 acres of corn for three years in a row pri marily toprove that we could We do not put top soil on top of the stripped land be cause weve found that some of the strata below is better than what was on top To grow corn it may be necessary to go through an organic cycle By this I mean grasses and legumes might have to be planted for several years he said Reiss said wheat is a better crop for the Perry County area although some experi ments are being conducted in planting grain   

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