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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 6, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinois I I Murphysboro 1113 Walnut VaJ U vA A A Herrin 212 N 16th Frw Prtu HrrW Dilly Mopnwl Nlurphyibore 5 Section Comic Family Weekly Tabloid SUNDAY OCTOBER 1974 8 Carlsondale and SIUC police Volume a Copy CarbondaleHtrrlnMurphysbort Kennedy enjoys public office L trtof onH n rnpktail Dart By Karen Eothe Of The Southern Ulinoisan Sen Edward Kennedy D Mass said in a personal in terview with the Southern II linoisan Friday that he has never contemplated a with drawal from public withdrawal from considera tion as a Presidential candi date Despite reasons he cited for declining to run for a possible Presidential nomination his sons fight with bone can cer the emotional strain on his wife and his responsibility as head of the Kennedy family since his two brothers were Kennedy said he finds public office very rewarding During his stay in Carbon More stories pix on Simon Kennedy inside SeePgs358 dale Kennedy again said he is closing the foor to any reconsideration of his deci sion not to run But he said he intends to stay in the Senate to continue to work for programs he con siders priorities particularly health care Kennedy who has favored improvement of law enforce ment as a deterrent to the rising crime rate and opposed overturning court decisions setting out rights of the ac cused said creation of the federal Law Enforcement As sistance Administration has had only a modest impact on crime prevention Too much of the LEAA as sistance money for state has gone for hardware rather than upgrading personnel and procedures he said He said the potential effectiveness of federal law enforcement as sistance was held back by a conservative and Southern influence in administering the grants Kennedy said he could not speculate on whether the ris ing crime rate would spur public outcry for a get tough policy in the courts He estimated chances for reinstatement of the death penalty at about even Kennedy said he would con tinue to work for abolition of the seniority system in Con gress The system results in domination of Southern and conservative legislators who are actually in the minority Kennedy said one of the key achievements of the last ses sion which has received little public notice is the balancing of the Steering Committee which is responsible for com mittee appointments Kennedy who flew into the Southern Illinois airport at about 5 pm attended a stu dent rally a press conference USSR c New York Times Washington After meeting with President Ford Saturday representatives of two grain companies agreed to cancel a sale of corn and wheat to the Soviet Union In a statement issued some hours later the White House said that the President had expressed his strong concern about the potential domestic impact that such sales could have at a time when the United States is experiencing a disap pointing harvest of feed grains The White House also an nounced that the President had invited a group of grain experts to Washington on Tuesday to formulate 9 new system of voluntary cooperation in reporting that will assure responsible supplies to both domestic and foreign users The White House statement said pointedly that a cooperative voluntary effort would enablp the United States Earl Buti to avoid general trols export con The wording of the statement seemed to imply that Ford did not regard the current reporting practices of the grain dealers as responsible Governmentto government discussions on grain sales will be conducted by Secretary of the Treasury William Simon in Moscow next week the White House said Sen Henry Jackson DWash announced that Senate permanent investigations sub committee which he heads will hold hearings on Monday on the grainshipment halt Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz talking to reporters im mediately after Saturdays White House meeting said that the government could have ordered the shipments suspend d if the two companies had not agreed to cooperate Butz asserted that the Presidents action Friday night in stopping the grain shipment which included 19 million bushels of corn and 35 million bushels of wheat was in no way the beginning of a new policy of export controls on American foodstuffs On the conlrary the move was taken to avoid export controls and to keep world markets open through voluntary cooperation Butz said Two American firms cancel Butz described the cooperation of the two companies the Con tinental Grain Company and Cook Industries Inc as very and a cocktail party with 24th district Democratic congres sional candidate Paul Simon of Carbondale He then had a solitary meal in his room at the Holiday Inn before pro ceeding about an hour late to the dinner for Simon at the Southern Illinois Univer sity at Carbondale Student Center He also appeared briefly at a reception at the motel host ed by the AFLCIO He traveled with an entour age consisting only of an ad vance man and unobtrusive Secret Service protection Advance personnel came to Carbondale earlier in the week to coordinate protection for Kennedy duringfoe visit usingJCarboridaleand SIUC olice off shortage Butz complained of Moscows secrecy in making its latest purchase from the United States The massive shipment re quired by their purchase would have disrupted the worldwide food marketing system Butz asserted State Department officials however indicated today that the Soviet Union had been led to believe by the Department of Agriculture and by private dealers that she would be able to COOK mausines generous and patriotic and said purchase the amount of gram m they would lose money because the shipment now suspend however he also said that he The State Department officials boped at least part of the scheduled shipment could be completed after the final US crop reports were in and after Secretary of the Treasury William Simon met with Soviet leaders in Moscow Saying that the Soviets did not adhere to a gentlemens agreement entered into by other grainimporting countries to hold down their purchases because of the world food also warned that Moscow was likely to regard the suspension of the grain shipment as an un friendly act out of keeping with the spirit of improved relations But according to one high government official the State Department was never informed by the Soviet Union of her im pending grain purchase and only learned of the transaction Fri day when it was reported by the Department of Agriculture Inside today Fords halt of grain sale seen as warning SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Uni versity is preparing leaders for developing institutions See story by Henry de Fiebre on Page 28 CF TOTSCH of Marion is a man who likes to keep busy See story by OB Walley on Page 28 OLD SHEET MUSIC has cash value as well as nostal gic value See story Page 21 ORIOLES DODGERS score wins in playoff openers Page 11 DOUG WEAVER scores his first win as SIUC head grid coach Page 11 WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR is Doggin Its answer to the Cardinals final day in ability to win the National League East Page 13 INDEX Ann Bridge Business Byline BG Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Finance Records Sports Television Weather details map SA 2A 37 38 2 2932 5A 36 2123 3942 5 1116 7A11A 5 New York Times News Service and Associated Press In Chicago midwestern grain dealers suggested Saturday that President Fords abrupt halt Friday night of a sale of wheat and corn to the Soviet Union was meant more as a warning to foreign buyers than as an at tempt to protectdomestic sup plies During most of this last week corn and soybean prices have surged upward and wheat prices have remained high Part of this upward pressure has been created by foreign governments who have been buying heavily either for stockpiling or to get as m u c h for current consumption as they could before prices rose even further There were rumors Wednes day that the Ford administra stockpiling at the expense of the1 American user the broker said It must have seen that the Russians were starting another big buying spree which would have pushed prices up very shortly again Fords decision to suspend shipment of the 125 million bushels of grain to Russia creates no immediate food pro blem there because Soviet grain reserves are at their highest level in three years But it could cramp plans for expanding that countrys meat production SUNNY as apparently it was said a broker in one of Chicagos largest grain trading firms The White House was ap parently waiting for somebody to step out of line and start partly clqudy and a little cool with a chance of showers High in the lower or mid 70s Southerly winds 12 to 20 miles per hour Sunday there sre strong indications the Soviets loaned one million tons of grain to India this sum mer supporting views that the Soviet surplus is sufficient to permit exports even to non Communist bloc countries Pri Sin Sen Carterville turns down bond issue by 3 to 1 Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz said in Washington he suspected the Soviets wanted American grain to maintain their livestock population He said the President obtained a voluntary agreement from ex porters to suspend the sale because it would boost US grain prices and ultimately the US consumers grocery bill The Soviet Union is expected by Western experts to harvest its second largest grain crop in its history within the month It comes on top of an alltime record harvest the year before and observers here agree that the Soviet Union is not in press ing need of grain shipments from abroad Another sign that the Soviet Union will not be jolted by suspension of the grain sales was an International Wheat Voters in the Carterville Unit School District No 5 vot ed more than three to one against the passage of a million school expansion bond issue Saturday A total of 1446 ballots were cast There were 1106 no votes 312 yes votes and 28 spoiled ballots in an unoffi cial tally according to Supt Gerald Cuendet The votes broken down by precinct were Precinct 1 Crainville 220 against and 53 in favor 3 spoiled votes Pre ClIlCu against 239 in favor and 21 spoiled votes Precinct 3 Cambria 164 against 20 in favor and four spoiled votes There was a real good turnout certainly a Man date Cuendet said Saturday was the second time voters in Carterville Crainville and Cambria de feated the million bond issue for a new vocational center and a new junior high school The first bond issue was defeated in April by a vote of 597 to 489 Cuendet said the size of most of the junior high school classes is larger than desir ed and there is an insufficient number of washrooms He said the present voca tional center violates state fire safety codes and it would be costly to renovate the struc ture Approval of the bond issue would have meant a tax in crease of 64 cents per equalized assessed valuation averaged over the next 20 years For the owner of a house assessed at the increase would have been Prisoner walks off from Menard A prisoner at the Menard Corrections Center near Ches ter was reported missing at 5 pm Saturday Prison officials are not sure that the prisoner has escaped but fear that he has suffered a heart attack The prisoner has a history of heart trouble The prisoner is Edward Young 49 of Monroe County He is described as being white 6 165 pounds brown hair and brown eyes Young had already served 13 months of a 1 to 3 year term for burglary Unify Point Voters apparently defeat bond issue A bond issue at Unity Point School south of Carbondale was apparent ly defeated by H votes Sat An unofficial tally shows 709 votes cast with 353 against the issue and 342 in favor and 14 spoiled ballots Supt James Fatten said the was needed to add two classrooms a learning center lockers and toilets to the north end of the present building Because of overcrowding in the classrooms the schools library is located in the hall way he said Construction would take an estimated twoyear Approval of the bond issue would mean tax increase of 27 cents per S100 equalized assessed valuation The owner of a home assessed at SI 1000 would pay an additional S27 in taxes The school was constructed about 17 years ago with major additions in 1964 and 1966 SLCP UUL Ul JUJic aiiu j USSoviet trade agreement seems snagged Shazar dies Zalman Shazar former pre tldent of Israel died Saturday In Jerusalem He was M Sha zar resigned In 1973 after 10 In largely nial office of president AP Wlrephoto c New York Times Washington Negotiations for a compromise that could allow at least 60000 Soviet Jews and others to emigrate yearly in return for American trade concessions have run into serious last minute problems that may block the agreement Highly reliable administration and Senate informants said the prospective compromise ap pears to have broken down after a decision by the White House last week to put aside a prior understanding to give written assurances to Congress that it believed the 60000 figure and other details would be carried out by the Russians Tbii lurpriiing development has led to charges and counter charges b the chief Senate negotiators of the compromise and the administration about who was at fault for the ap parent breakdown In the talks Until the latest developments a compromise accord seemed almost complete The chief negotiators Secretary of State Kissinger for thp administration and Senators Henry Jackson Jacob Javits and Abraham Rabicoff for the Congress were working on the legislative language to imple ment the trade benefits for the Russians and to set up a system for monitoring the expected emigration Now then li gloom in Washington over prospects for the deal although the negotiators hope to meet again Monday Moreover the fate of the om nibus trade Reform Act seems in jeopardy The act has been held up in committee pending resolution of the com promise The apparent breakdown also may have a profound effect in the American Jewish communi ty whose leaders had believed a deal was Imminent and who had sent letters to Soviet Jews assuring them of this The Soviet Union throughout the discussionsin Washington of the last severalmonths was a gilent but significantpartici pant Moscow never made any public commitment but gave assurances to Kissinger that in return for the trade benefits nondiscriminatory tariffs known as mostfavored nation treatment and continuation of governmentpacked Export Import Bank credits it would end harassment of wouldbe emigrants According to a state depart ment official familiar with Kissingers views the Russians did not commit themselves to allowing a specific number of Jews and others to emigrate yearly It was this issue which Saturday seemed the focus of the accusations being tossed back and forth in Wajhington Last spring in an effort to resolve the standoff created by the amendment offered by Jackson DWash linking the trade benefits to free emigra tion compromise negotiations began According to highly reliable informants the Senators first told Kissinger they would only accept a deal if 100000 emigrants could leave yearly and specific acts of harrassment were ended After meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrew A Gromyko in Geneva in April Kissinger reported that he thought 45000 was a more realistic figure The senators countered with 75000 but eventually said they would settle for 60000   

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