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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 4, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinoli Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N 16th Southern Ifflnoisan 23415c a Copy rnt frta Dlly Journil FRIDAY OCTOBER 4 1974 010175 IN LIBRARY LS NEffSPAFZRS BOX 739 DECATUR ILL 62525 GOP heads fight for Nixon he yells at photographer i i nhflfntrranhGT Washington AP Senior Republicans are at tempting to head off Senate passage of a bill giving the government custody of former President Richard M Nixons official tapes and papers The Senate formally went on record last Friday urging President Ford to make all the facts of Watergate available to the public But Republican opposition blocked a quick vote on a bill designed to nullify a NixonFord agreement giving the former president custody of his documents Republican leaders agreed to allow a final vote today if their motion to send the bill to the Judiciary Committee for con sideration of its constitutional implications is rejected Sen Roman L Hruska of Nebraska senior Republican on the Judiciary Committee also has prepared a substitute bill that would declare the papers of all recent presidents vice presidents and members of Congress to be public proper fy A similar attempt Thursday by Republican Whip Robert P Griffin applying to con gressmen and future presidents failed 58 to 23 The bill being debated is aim ed at blocking destruction of any of Nixons papers and tapes which are deemed to contain evidence necessary for Watergate trials and for pro viding the public the full story the scandal Not only would the bill violate the concept of executive privilege but it amounts to an unconstitutional attempt to punish an individual without trial Hruska said He said any bill dealing with custody of the papers of public officials should not be lixited to Nixon Sen Sam J Ervin Jr DNC said the measure does not seek to punish Nixon but only strives to protect what rightfully belongs to the public In LongBeach Calif Nixons doctor said the former president could return to his San Clemente estate today ending 12 days of tests and treatment at Long Beach Memorial Hospital for phlebitis and a blood clot in one lung Dr John C Lungren told newsmen Thursday that he would issue a final report on Nixons illness later today after his patients expected departure and outline his diagnosis of the illness future treatment and the course of his recovery Results of tests for cancer have been negative the physi cian said in his daily written bulletin Nixon 61 underwent further tests Thursday and came out on top in a confrontation with a photographer who had waited outside a laboratory entrance to take his picture The photographer Kent Henderson of the Long Beach Independent PressTelegram said he missed the shot when Nixon spotted him shouted and was wheeled back into the lab in his wheelchair I had my camera up but only had a splitsecond glimpse of him as he looked at me said Henderson 40 Its kind of like trying to shoot a shark under water the avid underwater photographer added Randolph bids may be rigged The Randolph County Tax payers Federation has accus ed the general contractor of the new S2 million county courthouse and million jail in Chester of bid rigging in a suit filed in federal court In a million civil suit filed this week in federal court for the Eastern District of Illinois in East St Louis the federation alleges Chester In dustrial Contractors Inc vio lated the Sherman AntiTrust Act in bidding that won the two building contracts Officials of the construction company could not be reached today The taxpayers federation Bob Durell Evansville Ind shews Carbondal Clendale School thirdgradera Wright folk fsstival and Rusty Biggs both 8 Children love folk festival By Marcia Sudvarg Of The Southern lUinoisan The shouts screams and laughter of 3000 children were almost deafening in the grand stand area of the Du Quoin State Fair grounds Today is childrens day at the Southern Illinois Folk Fes tival Students from an estimated 27 to 30 schools in Southern Illinois attended the opening day of the third annual folk festival which runs today through Sunday According to Rosalea Pru sacki folk festival chairman for the past three years the biggest change in the festival has been the scheduling The fs educationaland f gefs fhem ouf of school first festival was held on Co lumbus Day weekend and it ran Saturday through Mon day Mrs Prusacki said that they had many requests from area teachers to change the festival so that it would fall on Friday so that area schools could use the festival as a field trip Its nice to see it all work ing after you get it all put together Mrs Prusacki said Jane Crawford a sixth grade teacher at Carterville grade school took her class to the festival because it is entertaining and educational for the students she said The children were enthus iastic about the Folk Festi val Amber Geiselman said I like the festival Ive seen how to do glassblowing and it looks like fun But what I really want to see is the rodeo because I like horses Janetta Edwards and Tam my Lemmond pulled at their cotton candy I wish I could have cotton candy for breakfast every morning Janetta said Tam my said Children ought to be coming here on childrens day because its fun They get cotton candy tacos pop corn coke and everything Dana Samuel was asked whether she liked being at the festival better than spend ing the day in the classroom at school You better believe it she said how to carve a wooden Indian Photo by Butch Nevious Cold wave snow hit eastern US By the Associated Press A cold wave swept across the eastern half of the nation today accompanied by snow in the northern sections and record low temperatures Frosts hit the Middle West corn and soybean crops already damaged by early freezes Snow in upper New York State forced the closing of 30 schools in three counties Thursday The 21inch snowfall at Syracuse NY broke a record set there in 1925 The heavy wet snow on trees that had not lost their leaves caused many limbs tobreak Inland plans area mine source says Carbondale AP Inland steel Co will a Tiqunce the opening of a major new coal mine in Southern Illinois an authoritative sour co says x The report came Thursday at the governors coal confer ence in Carbondale from a person who asked that he not be identified About 500 per sons would be employed at the new mine the source said An Inland spokesman in Chi cago refused to deny or con firm the report but said We are investigating the possibi lity of opening a coal mine in Southern Illinois Inland already operates one mine near Sesser In recent onths the Old Ben Coal Co has opened mines in Franklin County and the Crown and Monteray Coal companies have announced plans for pits at Virden and Albers claims the company prior to 1972 and until March 1 1974 engaged in a combination and conspiracy with persons or corporations not named here as coconspirators in un reasonable restraint of inter state trade and commerce in construction all in violation of federal law The federation is a nonpro fit corporation with about 100 members It claims county taxpayers were denied the right to re ceive competitive bids and free and open competition which in turn will result in their paying higher taxes than otherwise would have been required The suit estimates the tax payers are entitled to at least damages and asks the court to award other dam ages It names Leo S McLean Mark S McLean and Ruby J McLean president vice president and secretary re spectively of the Chester company as defendants in the suit Mark is the son of Leo and Ruby McLean The courthouse contract was awarded to the company May 16 1972 In November 1973 the firm was awarded the contract for the county jail and the mechanical room after three of five contrac tors who had bid the first time failed to rebid the suit states The suit demands a jury trial The courthouse which was recently occupied contains about 40000 square feet an observation tower and a foun tain in the lobby The jail now under c o n sturction is to be conneced to the courthouse by a tunnel and will provide housing for about 30 inmates The projects were financed by bonds sold ky the Chester public Building Commission which will lease the buildings to the county for enough mon ey to retire the bonds Neither county officials nor building commissioners could be reached today United States Atty Henry Schwarz said he intends to investigate the matter He said an agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation prob ably would conduct a prelimi nary investigation to deter mine whether a full blown investigation is warranted Glafcos to stay in Greek office Nicosia AP Acting President Glafcos derides said today he has decided to stay in office as a result of significant recent developments conclusion that remaining in of fice is necessary under circumstances A government communique said police exchanged shots with gunmen in a speeding car 58 per cent is highest in 2i years Layoffs push jobless rate upward rt it ii rpUrt tVifh o Vlli By the Associated Press I work force the state Bureau of Widespread layoffs pushed the Employment Security announc nations unemployment rate up to 58 per cent of the work force last monththe highest level in years the reported today government Another 440000 workers joined unemployment rolls in Sep tember bringing the total to a seasonally adjusted 53 million the Labor Department said The increase in the jobless rate from 54 per cent in August was the largest monthly increase since last January it also rose fourtenths of one per cent While staying below the na tional level unemployment in Illinois during September in creased to 47 per cent of the ed This was up from a seasonally adjusted 44 per cent the previous month These figures represent 235 000 persons out of work com pared with 219400 in August The bureau attributed the in crease to the normal post Labor Day business surge fail ing to materialize as it had in recent years I The same factor applies na tionally But even so unemployment has been creeping up for the past several months and is ex pected to rise above six per cent late this year or in early 1975 Last October the jobless rate had dropped to a low of 46 per cent Since then the number of unemployed persons has risen by 12 million President Ford who will send his economic program to Congress next week has in dicated he will propose an ex panded public service jobs pro gram using federal funds to enable state and To c a 1 governments to hire the unemployed Among Illinois cities the unemployment rate fell in Spr ingfield from 36 to 35 per cent increased in Decatur from 35 to 36 per cent increased in the Quad Cities area from 30 to 31 per cent decreased in Cham i from 31 to 30 per The area withthe highest rate of unemployment continued to be East St Louis steady at 7 per cent BloomingtonNormal where employment is the best had a slight increase in the jobless rate from 28 to 29 per cent He said his decision wasThursday night five minutes bolstered by statements by before Clerides was due to drive Archbishop Makarios and a declaration of Cyprus House tatives support by of Represen Saturday variable cloudi ness and warmer with chance of showers and thunder storms high in the upper 70s Considerable cloudiness chance of rain Sunday and Monday and partly cloudy Tuesday Classified iReligion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map 131S S 19 4 6 1112 17 Makarios currently in New York said Thursday that Clerides enjoys my confidence in the political negotiations he is carrying out and has my warm support Clerides had threatened to resign unless Makarios deposed in a National Guard coup July 15 gave him a free hand to negotiate a settlement of Cyprus problem with Turkish Cypriots But he said he reached past the spot on the way home from his office The gunmen escaped the communique said The government said Clerides route had been under police surveillance for several days following information that there would be an attempt on his life One leftist paper located a few yards from the scene of the reported shooting said its in vestigation indicated police did all the firing and that they were shooting at persons putting up the the posters the Makarios in favor of Congress softens stand on US aid to Turkey 4000 march today on Boston busing Washington AP Gas tax ruled out Washington AP alleviate problems with credit leaders today that there President Ford has ruled out and interest rates in an choices we and any gasoline tax increase and is firmly opposed to gas rationing threat have softened a measure under which US military aid to Turkey could be suspended Acting Thursday they also killed altogether a Senatepass ed cutoff of military assistance are to Chile The conference committee made the changesin a continu ing resolution that would allow spending for foreign aid and other federal programs to pro ceed basically at last years Nessen also quoted Treasury ratej untji Congress acts on cut wui asivamci Nessen would neither confirm Nessen also quoted Treasury ratej until Congress acts on m dTt o nor deny widespread speculation Secretary William Simon as regular appropriation bills for features his spokesman said that Ford would seek some form telling the GOP congressional the activities The foreign aid of tax increase as part of his leaders that the Ford program portion totals some winifP House Press Secretary inflationfighting package in its most general terms will billion RoT Nesscn saM Ford will But he quoted Ford as telling require and encourage In other action proposals to help Republican congressional Americans to save more A compromise bill of far reaching changes in the financ ing of federal election cam paigns has been agreed on by SenateHouse conferees The nations masstransit systems would receive billion in aid over a sixyear period under a bill cleared for final congressional action And wageearning wives who now can get credit cards their husbands names could have the cards issued in their own names under legisla tion nearing congressional passage Thats just one item in a bill designed to eliminate barriers blocking minorities single women and married women from getting charge cards bank loans and personal credit Boston AP estimated that 4000 In a compromise on the p0iice iuuu Turkish aid issue confereees whites participated in an sn agreed to suspend the assistance Abusing march through South until President Ford certifies Boston today as schools opened that Turkey is complying with xvith ow attendance and scat US foreign aid laws by mak tered Vj0ience ing good faith efforts to reach a The marchers sang God negotiated settlement with Blegs America and carried respect to Cyprus signs such slogans as Sen Thomas F Eagleton D whites Have Rights as they Mo had sponsored a tougher walked with a police escort amendment to cut off all Marching with them were military aid to Turkey uncondi several state legislators school tionally He said the Turks had and COUD violated aid laws by using US Of the 2074 white students supplied military equipment in assigned to attend Roxbury and the invasion nd partial oc South Boston High Schools 23 cupation of Cyprus showed up for class today j demonstrations Near Roslindale High School authorities said a white pupil was confronted by 15 blacks and was stabed in the arm Police quoted the 15yearold boy as saying the blacks told him What are you going to school for There is a boycott on He received stitches for the wound which was described as superficial Attendance was off sharply at many high schools in white neighborhoods some of them untouched so far by a federal court order to integrate schools with crosstown bus ing Ford had served notice TuesLocal leaders called for the day that he would veto a bill march and boycott as part of containing the Eagleton what they said would be a na amendment tional day of antibusing At English High in the Back Bay section for example buses arrived virtually empty from West a middleincome white neighborbood   

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