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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 7, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois 1 PUBLICATJON OFFICi Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphyiboro 1113 Walnut 212 N 16th Southern Iffinoisan 010175 BOX 789 ILL 62525 Hrrln Dlly Jounil MONDAY OCTOBER 7 1974 CarbondaleHerrtnMurphysbort Ford ready to seek income tax surcharge Washington AP President Ford is reported ready to recommend an income tax surcharge on corporations and upper income individuals as part of his antiinflation pro gram Such a move however already has been criticized in some congressional quarters Sen Edward M Kennedy D Mass urged Ford today toj discard any plans for a surcharge The basic defect of the sur charge isthat it compounds the gross inequity that already ex ists in our income tax laws said Kennedy in a state ment Kennedy said a surcharge is Move would be on firms high income families fundamentally unfair t o millions of ordinary taxpayer because it hits hardest at those who already pay more than their fair share of taxes The President spent much of Sunday working on the package of proposals he will outline to Congress and the nation in nationally televised and broad cast address from Capitol Hill at 3 pm CDT Tuesday White House spokesmen said Ford has settled on more tnan a dozen specific proposals centering on problems with food and energy prices the depiess ed housing industry and record high interest rates Administration sources said they expect the income tax surcharge to be among the Presidents recommendations According to Time magazine Ford is ready to seek a 5 perj cent surtax on corporations as well as individuals in the higher income tax brackets Time said the surcharge probably would be on in dividual incomes of S7500 and above and on family incomes of and above The President asked about the magazine report as he left Bethesda Naval Hospital after visiting his wife Sunday night said I make no comments on what were going to talk about on Tuesday A d m i n i stration sources acknowledged the 5 per cent surtax had beep discussed at highlevel economic meetings It probably would be coupled with tax reductions for those In lower income brackets who are hit hard by inflation the sources said The surtax presumably would apply against taxes paid not the full income of an individual or a corporation but details were scanty as Ford put the final touches on his major economic address The Presidents proposals on housing are expected to include a recommendation for tax ex emptions to encourage the flow of savings into financial institu tions for use as mortgage loans The housing industry is in its deepest slump ever because of tight money and high interest rates wants reduced sentence Washington AP Charles W Colson once a defendant in the Watergate coverup trial today asked that his one to threeyear jail sen tence in the Ellsberg case be reduced in part because of the pardon granted to former President Richard M Nixon Colson 42 pleaded guilty on June 3 to one count of obstruc ting justice He admitted then attempting to influence the out come of the trial of Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg by attempting to leak defamatory information about Ellsberg to the press In exchange for his guilty plea US District Judge John J Sirica agreed that charges against Colson in the coverup case would be dropped In con nection with the coverup Colson faced one count of con spiracy and another of obstruc ting justice Conspiracy charges against Colson stemming from the breakin against Ellsbergs psychiatrist also were dropped in exchange for the guilty plea 1 In a new request today lawyers for Colson said that because of the timing of his sentencing date June 21 US District Judge Gerhard Gesell was unable to take Nixons Ford stands by basket full of letter energysavl Washington AP The nation will go back to standard time for a fourmonth Sen Jackson asks Why didnt Ford know about sale of wheat I I standard time for a fourmonth JlOnCSara period starting Oct 27 under a J K Broci time will refurn pardon into account in deciding how the former White House assistant should be punished In Mr Colsons case the sequence of events has precluded a prosecutorial determination which would take into account former President the brief said Besides his oneto threeyear prison term which he began serving July 8 Colson was fined In addition he has been disbarred as a lawyer in the District of Columbia Lawyers for Colson also made formal request for a pardon Ford French chief to meet bill signed Saturday by Presi dent Ford Daylight saving time will be TestorednextFeb 23 triler The new legislation a 1973 law that called for yearaom long daylight saving time as an energysaving experiment Washington CAP President Ford and French President Valary Giscard dEs taing will hold their first meeting in midDecember on the Caribbean island of Martinique Washington AP Sen Henry M Jackson said today he wants to know why the White House was not advised in advance of the sale of million worth of US wheat to the Soviet Union Government officials were to meet this afternoon with representatives of the grain ex porters in an effort to formulate aivoluntary plan for reporting sales of US grain flrhe White House announced over the weekend that the sale of US grain to the Soviet Union been canceled and that President Ford had not known that such a deal was in the until the contracts were signed Jackson said the Senate sub jcnmmittee on investigations which he heads will focus on the question of why the White House not advised in advance of the sale during a hearing scheduled for Tuesday It was as if the Agriculture Department wished to hand the President a fait accompli Jackson said Meanwhile farm commodity futures were down the limit on the opening of the Chicago Bnard of Trade today the first session after the government had announced cancellation of the grain sale It appeared that traders were concerned that the government might expand its efforts over other farm commodities sold in export at a time when stocks and productions are thinning out President Ford anxious to I find out how farmers are taking the cancellation made a call to the Kansas wheatlands Sunday night Pretty nearly all the people out here are displeased Clarence Ochs a farm equip ment dealer in Otis Kan said after talking to the Presi dent Ochs 69 said about 1500 were attending the opening of his farm equipment business when the President called Sen Bob Dole RKan a guest of honor Ford talked to Dole then to Ochs White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Ford told the exporters of his strong concern over the potential domestic im pact that such sales could have at a time when the United States is experiencing a disappointing harvest of feed grains Ochs said his short conversa jon with the President was broadcast over a loudspeaker He said the President indicated therell be something done in the nextfew to help the farmers but gave no details Ford asked Dole how farmers felt about the cancellation of the grain contracts an aide to the senator said and was told they are not very happy about it Dole suggested the President consider renegotiation of the sale and something like a delay or stretchout on delivery as opposed to an outright can cellation the aide said White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen announced today Nessen whose announcement al hours one dEstaings office meeting provide the two leaders with the OP S portunity to review issues of mutual interest The dates for the conference on Martinique which is French territory are Dec 1416 Ford plans to meet the presi dent of Mexico on the Texas Mexican border late this month and will travel to Japan and South Korea in November He has indicated he expects to have early meetings with heads of other west Euro pe an governments The session between Ford and Giscard dEstaing will be the first meeting of French and American chiefs of state since the late President Georges Pompidou and former President Richard M Nixon went to Iceland in May 1973 No important differences mar relations between France and the United States although the two countries have been taking a different approach to the energy crisis France has held back from joining the 12nation group of energy consumers sponsored by Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger 22mile ride didnt hurtuntil later Normally weve had real good reports on Ford till this deal came up Ochs said in a telephoneinterview On Satur day Ford persuaded two ex porters Cook Industries Inc of Memphis and Continental Grain Co of New York City to cancel contracts to sell million worth of corn and wheat to the Soviet Union Grain exporters were invited tc meet with administration of ficials today to discuss volun tary cooperation and reporting that would assure reasonable supplies to both domestic and foreign users Government of ficials reportedly were annoyed that Cook and Continental kept the sale secret until after the contracts were signed French court must decide who bears crucifixion blame Troyes France AP A French district court sits in judgment today over the ques tion ofwho bears the blame for the crucifixion of Jesus The case is a libel suit brought b Jacques Isorni one of F inces foremost attorneys and historians against a R nan Catholic priest sorni maintains that Pontius Pilate far from washinghis hands took the initiative in sentencing feu to death as an agitator in accordance with Brnan law HP published a book in 1967 entitled The True Trial of Jesus in which he sought to absolve the Jews of blame for the crucifixion The Rev Georges de Nantes a leader of the ultracon servative wing of the Roman Catholic Church in France strongly attacked Isornis book in his monthly bulletin last year In an article entitled The Passion of Christ De Nantes noted that the four New Testa ment accounts of Jesus trial in the Gospels of Matthew Mark Luke and John ex plicitly blamed the Jews for forcing the death sentence on a reluctant Pilate the Roman governor of Judea In support of the traditional view De Nantes quoted numerous passages from the Bible such as Mark Then Pilate said unto them why what evil hath he done And they cried out the more ex ceedingly crucify SUNNY Index Tonight partly cloudy and cool Low in the low to mid 40s Tuesday mostly sunny and warmerhigh in the low to mid 70s Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Sports Woatner ditallt map 1315 19 4 5 1617 1112 17 Frank Altschuler Ml rear Fred Meyer Gale Boya and Steve Patterson pedal on Crab Orchard Lake Road Photo by Tom Porter By Merrill Perlman Of The Southern Illinoisan It didnt hurtuntil later It wasnt until about four hours after I finished the 22 mile course that my aching legs shoulders and neck told me what I had been through It was good exercise it was fun and it was for a good cause It was the third annual Am erican Cancer Society BikeA Thon sponsored by the South ern Illinois University at Car bondale Cycling Club Among about 45 persons who traveled the 22mile course around three Southern Illinois lakes was one young and eager Southern Illinoisan reporter But by this morning that young and eager reporter was sore and stiff But at least I wasnt alone I cant go on Im not riding anymore said Dave Casebeer president of the Cy cling Club Im just too sore and tired Im going to quit Casebeer was lying on the grass of the Lakeland School trying to recover from the 154 miles he had ridden Sun day Casebeer was trying to set a 200 mile bikeathon record to break his last years mark of 186 miles You get to a point where its been hurting for so long all you think is Im going to make my goal Im going to make my goal Thats the only thing that keeps you go ing Casebeer had said after 132 miles Im feeling better than I thought I would Sherry Hale vice president of the cycling club said after 66 miles I figure Ill be sore tomorrow though For a real cycling buff 22 miles is easy For a person who sits behind a desk all day and gets on a bicycle only on weekends 22 miles can be difficult Especially if its mostly up hill against a strong wind The 22mile course started at Lakeland School on the Giant City Blacktop It follow ed Old Illinois 13 to the black top that winds past Crab Orch ard Devils Kitchen and Little Grassy lakes It then rejoined the Giant City blacktop and returned to the Lakeland School The course was relatively easy for about five miles Then it started climbing Even the Gatorade in my water bottle didnt help There were times I was sure I was going backward down a hill pushed back by the headwind despite frantic pedaling And when the wasp flew down the front of my shirt I thought it was all over Several times groups of cy clists passed me going the other way I kept wondering why they didnt look tired while my face was beet read and my pulse was racing It was later that I found out they were the hard core members of the cycling club and were on their fourth or fifth laps Womens muscles are built for endurance Mens muscles are good for hill climbing said Mike Jenkins a law stu dent at SIUC And despite the womens lib indignation I felt my muscles tend to agree with him Each rider had sponsors who pledged a certain sum for each mile ridden Pledges ranged from onehalf cent per mile from one of Case beers sponsors to up to per mile After three laps Ray Gruny a sophomore at Carbondale Community High School said I promised all the people who sponsored me that Id only go 50 miles One guy said if I went over 50 miles hed shoot me Im a little worried now after 66 miles Two years ago the bikea thon raised about for the American Cancer Society Last years total was this years goal But despite clear weather only about 45 persons rode the 22mile course and about five rode the 22 mile course around the Campus Lake The total will not be known until after pledges have been collected this week
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