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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N Uth Volume 82No 232ISe a Copy 4 Sections LUthern Illinoisan CIS PO BOX 789 DECATUR IIA 62635 lucctiur to cirbandi Fm Prwi HirHn Billy Jwiul luillpMdMt WEDNESDAY OCT 2 1974 SIUC could set up coal center in year By Henry de Fiebre and Don Frost Of The Southern Illinoisan Ajcpaf raining research center at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale proposed Tues day by Gov Daniel Walker could be established within a year according to informed sources Walker made the proposal during the Illinois Coal 2 con ference which began Tuesday at SIUC and ends today Mark Clark deputy press secretary to Walker said the center would not entail a new building on the campus He said the center would use existing facilities with the addi tion of personnel and equipment Estimated operating cost of the center would be million a year The project would be funded jointly by the state and the United States Bureau of Mines Clark said he does not know at this time what percentage of cost would be paid by the state or the bureau of mines He said certain bureau funds have been earmarked for such research projects The funds are there he said Walker said the center will be the focal point for coal min ing research in Illinois Among its tasks would be to develop training for mining en gineers and the new types of scientists and technicians need ed for mines of the future It will be a center for re training experienced mining technicians Walker said It will be the place to develop more efficient and safer mining operations SIU C interim president Hiram H Lesar said the center will be helpful to faculty and students and helpful to the eco nomy of the area John Baker assistant provost who has been working on the project for the past several months said the center should be inoperation on a limited basis before the end of t h e year SIUC this week will be put ting the finishing touches on a proposal to be presented to the SIU Board of Trustees next week he said After that the proposal will go to the Illinois Board of Higher Education We have a clear core of people that can begin work as soon as we get IBHE appro val Baker said Headquarters for the research center will be in the geology departments present building Parkinson Laboratory Parkinson was built in 1925 he said and isnt really satis factory for research in the 1970s Baker said he could not give specific details on the scope of the center because that will depend on how much funding eventually becomes available However he said if it be comes one of the countrys five major coal research centers certainly more than 30 or 40 people in the long run will be brought in Equipment costs are also un certain he said but it will prob ably cost roughly per person to equip researchers at the center If all goes well with funding Baker said the center should have its necessary academic programs and be in full opera tion by 1977 Although STUC is in good shape in terms of geologists to staff the center he said it will have to add some people in the mining en gineering field and it takes time to get appropriate staff on board A major project of the center he said will be to study how to go about mining coal re serves in Southern Illinois in ways that are compatible with human communities Mining in the area should increase once such ways are found and that will stimulate the economy he said Ford will testify before House panel Washington AP President Ford has agreed to appear before a House subcom mittee a week from Thursday to answer questions on his pardon of Richard M Nixon the sub committee chairman William Hungate announced today Hungate DMo said the Bearing will be open to live television coverage It will be the first such appearance by a sitting President before Congress since Abraham Lin colns during the Civil War Hungate said a spokesman for the President has confirmed Oct 10 as a mutually agreeable date for the President to ap pear Answer questions on pardon Committee members were urged Tuesday not to let Fords friendly manner keep them from asking tough questions Rep George Danielson D Calif told the subcommittee that Ford is one of the most open frank charming and con genial members who ever serv ed in Congress Warning that Fords manner might prevent members from asking hard questions Danielson said I suggest the subcommittee may be in the position of the farmers daughter You should beware of presidents who come with broad smiles Rep Fortney H Petel Stark DCalif urged the subcommit tee to question Ford closely on just what criminal conduct1 he thought he was pardoning Nixon for Watergate coverup jury selection resumes Washington AP US District Judge John J Sirica today resumed the painstaking process of selecting a jury in the Watergate coverup trial Lawyers familiar with the trial of three of former Presi dent Nixons closest aides said they expect Sirica to be deliberate and careful in the selection process because of the massive publicity surrounding the trial As the second day of the trial opened Sirica advised the new tioning each individually about their reasons Some 90 members of an initial pool of 155 potential jurors were excused Tuesday after saying croup of 175 prospective jurors they would be unable to sit to be aware of the solemnity of u 11 your duties Seventynine of the 175 persons called today asked to be excused and Sirica began ques Nixons blood clot has begun to dissolve Long Beach Calif AP A blood clot in Richard M Nixons right lung has begun to dissolve his doctor reports In his daily medical bulletin Tuesday Dr John C Lungren said tests showed no new clot had developed since the former president began taking anti coagulants Lungren said that the clot that moved from Nixons left leg through his heart and into the right lung was being naturally absorbed into his system The clot was created by chronic phlebitis in Nixons left leg Nixon is still undergoing tests He entered Memorial Hospital Medical Center on Sept 23 Bill would limit campaign funds Washington AP 1 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates would be limited to spending million each in their general election campaigns and the government j would pick up the tab under legislation awaiting final touches The measure would place both candidates on an equal financial footing By contrast in 1972 former President Richard M Nixons reelection costs ran million while Democrat Sen George S McGoverns losing effort cost million to million In addition candidates seek ing a presidential nomination could get up to million in government subsidies to help them in their races They would be limited to spending million Minor party presidential can didates also could qualify for federal campaign subsidies depending on their percentage of the popular vote And up to million would be provided in tax funds to finance the national nominating con ventions of the political parties These are the main features of the bills public financing pro visions Public financing of Senate and House races either primary or general election campaigns is out It was dropped by Senate House conferees Tuesday in a victory for the House Senate conferees gave up on this issue after their House counterparts refused to budge That removed a major stumbling block to working out a compromise between differing Senate and House versions of the legislation Compromises also were reached with respect to en forcement machinery and to spending limits for candidates or the House Another meeting of the con ferees is set for Thursday when members said they hoped to complete work on a compromise draft Reinecke given suspended term Washington AP A federal judge gave former California Lt Gen Ed Reinecke an 18month suspended sentence today for lying to a US Senate committee about an ITT finan cial pledge to the 1972 Republican National Conven tion through the trial expected to last at least until Christmas For a day the 12 jurors and six alternates will be re quired to shuttle back and forth to Siricas courtroom from a nearby hotel The selection is unlikely to be completed before the end of this week and perhaps not until Monday or Tuesday On the opening day of the trial j Tuesday Sirica noted two years Ofl nQTVQrQ Hazardous cargo FAA reveals spillage of virusladen serum Macaluso trial opens Selection of a jury for the trial of former Perry County Assessor Charles Macaluso on a charge of misconduct in of fice began today Circuit Judge Robert Gagen of Belleville indicated the trial should conclude by Friday af ternoon and possibly sooner Macaluso was dismissed from his duties as county as sessor last Spring after Perry County Board Chairman Val West made several charges against the assessor includ ing misconduct Several weeks later a Perry County grand jury re turned indictments against Macaluso including charges of contributing to the sexual de linquency of a child and ag gravated assault The official misconduct in dictment accuses Macaluso of buying several piece of pro perty at tax sales while he was the assessor Three of the first seven per sons called were dismissed by the judge by The other four will be questioned fur ther by attorneys in the case Assistant Perry County States Atty William Starnes is prosecuting the case Lewis Wingate of Anna and Gerald Owens of Benton are repre senting Macaluso of Watergate news coverage and asked the first pool of prospec tive jurors to come before him Is there anyone who cannot presume that the defendants who stand before you are inno cent men I There was no response Nevertheless the judge ad monished the potential jurors keep an open mind about this case The judge admonished them to avoid written or broadcast ac counts of the trials first day Angus Mack Gaither 18 yearold Thompsonville youth stands in front of statue of John Harvard on the Harvard University campus in Cam bridge Mass Mack as he prefers to be called was the mainstay in running the 420 acre family farm after his father died and his mother and brother both suffered strokes The Southern Illlnois an carried a story on t h e uncertainty that Gaither would be able to accept a scholarship to Harvard The Associated Press picked up the story a fund was started and contributions came in providing money to help hire someone to run the farm and take care of Gaithers family so he could attend Harvard APWirephoto Senate rebuffs Kissinger New mine for area An authoritiative source said Wednesday the Inland Steel Co is preparing to an nounce the opening of a ma jor new coal mine in South ern Illinois A spokesman for the com pany declined to verify or deny the report Inland has already opened or plans to open four new mines at Virden Albers and in Franklin County c Washington StarNews Washington What it amounted to this afternoon was a vote of no con fidence in Henry Kissinger That harsh judgment by a congressman experienced in the interplay between the executive and the legislative branches on foreign affairs referred to the Senates decisive 5929 vote Tuesday reaffirming a cutoff in military aid to Turkey The vote Secretary of State over the whole issue of foreign aid By late Tuesday the situation had deteriorated to a point where the Senate seemed intent on carving up the administrations aid pro gram with a whole series of amendments whose only coherence derivedjfrom the fact that they were antiadministra tion By evening the Senate had passed and sent to conference million in military aid to Chile passed 4741 a ban on fertilizer shipments to South Vietnam 59 a sharp increase in aid to Uliiitwi j aiu 4 ui rvvji i v came in direct defiance of an with the House an extension of earlier veto threat from Presijlast years Foreign Aid Bill dent Ford But the judgment could apply to the whole process over recent weeks that led Congress to direct conflict with Ford and his which administration strategists had hoped would be free of the restrictive amendments rid dled with amendmnts They included a ban on some Washington AP The Federal Aviation Ad ministration today disclosed that a lethal shipment of virusladen blood serum was spilled during an air shipment to Washingtons National Airport It was the first time the FAA has disclosed the spillage last January It raised to three the number of known major in cidents involving hazardous materials shipments at major airports or on passenger planes The other two incidents involved radiation leakage from radio active material being carried in the cargo holds of passenger airplanes FAA Administrator Alexander Butterfield who made the disclosure did not say what the blood serum contained but other FAA officials said the serum was loaded vrfth in fections hepatitis that was being shipped from Managua Nicaragua to the Bethesda Md Naval Hospital The disclosure came as the Department of Transportation opened a meeting with air ship pers on transporting hazardous materials Butterfield told the conference the spillage came from one of two cartons containing blood serum Upon arrival at Washington National Airport one carton was noted to be leaking he said All cargo handlers who were exposed to the serum were ex amined with negative results Israel 6526 as well as the CLOUDy Turkish aid amendment that provoked Ford to threaten a veto of the whole package The House version of the same aid extension also bans Turkish military aid and the sponsor of that cutoff proposal Rep Ben jamin Rosenthal DNY Tues day sent the Senate cutoff leader Thomas F Eagleton D Mo a message noting that the two antiTurkish moves were compatible and easily recon cilable in a final bill Index Fair and cold tonight low near 40 Thursday partly cloudy and warmer high 65 to 70 Cloudy Friday through Sunday with lows in the 40s Highs in the 60s Friday and Saturday 65 to 75 Sunday Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword 31 Editorials Family living 7 Records 2829 Sports Ml Weather details map 2t Surprise Union County taxes will be reduced i i rm 13 UitsJsmt n1firtfu3 nfflPialS lit FOJ Wnda Barras Thejfpflthern Illinoisan news for Union Countyresjiiehts The tax rate for the county government will drop by 275 cents per assessed valua tion The amount of the tax cut depends on a property owners assessed valuation To a homeowner with a house as sessed at that decrease will be slightly more than The tax rate for county related purposes will be 685 cents per assessed valua tion The rate was 7125 cents last year The Union County Board of Commissioners agreed on the tax rate cutMonday during budgetary work in its regular session whichlasted into the afternoon Tax rate breakdowns are County general fund 65 cents county highway fund 105 cents township bridge fund 5 cents Federal aid matching fund 5 cents Civil Defense one half cent Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund 21 cents Tuberculosis Sanatorium 5 cents General assistance 8 cents TriCounty Health Te partment 5 cents Union County Mental Health Dept 2 cents Although the county board assumed the full 65 cent tax rate for fund it reduced the tubercu losis sanatorium tax rate by 25 cents and dropped a 4cent tax for building purposes This past year 325 cents of the county general fund tax rate was paid for with federal revenue sharing funds An accumulation of about in the building fund and less cost fortreating TB patients resulted in the eli mination of the building tax and reduction of the sanator ium tax board member Ned Foley said A federal grant to remodel the countyjail reduced the drain on the biMBng fund Foley said resulting in an accumulation That money will take care of the needed repairs the coming fiscal year the commissioners think In addition to thegood news to taxpayers newly elected and appointed county offi cials and employes may be getting a salary increase The board agreed to budget funds for the raises but for ifal resolutions must be ap proved to effect the raises af proposed budget is ap The board agreed to budget for the commissioner to be elected in November for the new county clerk treasurer and sheriff and for the countys half of the salary of the newly appointed tax assessor Elected officials except the circuit clerk are now being paid The circuit clerk is paid Foley says the legislature is considering a bill to set the minimum salary formost elected county officials at If that bill is approv ed Foley says the board may have to amend its budget and figure out where theyll get the money to pay for the increases The top salary allowed for commissioners now is For several years the board has set the salary at a mini mum of The board agreed to place in the budget funds for about a 5 per cent increases for its employes Foley said the board re viewed all budgets submitted by its county officers cutting some of them Board members arent sure how the newly proposed bud get win stack up in total cost until it comes back from audi tors The budget wfll be placed on public display 15 days The for its approval is Nov 30 the last day of this fiscal year   

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