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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 8, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI 716 N llllneli Murphyiboro 1113 Walnut Herrin Jlj N 16th Volume 8No 2371 Se Copy Southern niinoisan to Cirbondi U PrMf Mirrin Billr JeernilMorphysbru IndipiiKli 1AYJ 2 20 Pages 010175 LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX Ford ex to ask 5 surtax Washington AP Many Americans would face a 6 per cent increase in taxes under the new economic pro gram President Ford is ready to unveil He also is expected to propose tax relief for lowincome families a public service employment program and special help for areas hardhit by inflation and high interest rates especially the housing in dustry Ford was scheduled to outline his new economic program in an address this afternoon to the Congress and to the nation Ford claims the program results from the economic sum mit conference here Sept 27 28 Anticipating a possible reac tion on Wall Street to the Presidents announcem e n t s White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said details would be kept as closely held as possible until the stock market closes at 3 pm CDT But a number of details were disclosed by various ad ministration sources Although they lacked official confirma tion they include A 5 per cent surtax on in come taxes paid by persons with family income of and above A 5 per cent surtax on cor porate income tax payments Tax relief for low income groups possibly through an in crease in the personal tax ex emption at these levels which is now An increase in the invest ment tax credit from 7 to 10 per cent for most businesses and 4 to 10 per cent for utilities An expanded public service employment program if unemployment surpasses 6 per cent R now is 58 per cent of the labor force A housing subsidy program of billion to billion to lower the cost of home mortgage in terest rates for many families Energy conservation measure including lighting standards Ruled out for the time being however were an increase in the gasoline tax and gasoline rationing both of which had been considered by the ad ministration But one source in the energy field said either higher gasoline taxes or rationing could be pro posed sometime after the November elections if the other energy conservation measure proved inadequate The President Is not foreclosing any options in the energy area this source said A 5 per cent Increase in taxes on family incomes above would be the most controversial of the administration proposals if Ford announces it Congress would have to ap prove any such tax increase and apprehension was evident even before the announce ment Rep Harold R Collier RIU a member of the taxwriting Ways and Means Committee said Monday its chances would depend on the rest of the Presidents package Standing alone I dont think the House would pass it I dont think it would gel out of the committee Collier said j Rep John B Anderson RIU head of die House Republican Conference described the reac tion of his colleagues They aghast Senate Democratic Whip Robert C Byrd of West Virginia said To talk about a surcharge on income taxes above is utter nonsense And to talk about it even at t 515000 level I think is unrealistic because the people who are in the S15000ayear category are the people who are suffering SIUC takes steps to cut energy use President Ford talkinB on th economy Republican fund raising dinner Monday night AP Wirephoto Angry crowd boos Ford in Vermont Facing an estimated 000 deficit in its operating bud get this year because of in creased costs for heating and utilities Southern Illinois Uni versity at Carbondale has tak en steps to curb its energy use Among steps announced Monday are the lowering of temperatures in some build ings to as low as 60 degrees at night and a cut of 25 per cent in the lighting of class room and administrative buildings In a memo to faculty and staff interim president Hiram H Lesar said Monday that the universitys projected de ficit is of such magnitude that we feel it necessary to take all appropriate actions that would reduce our c o n sumption of electricity gas water and coal The actions we have ini tiated we anticipate will when added to our current financial reserve for utilities cover approximately 50 per cent of the projected deficit basanee of theprojected deficit must come from ex ternal sources if we are to continue to operate without seriously hampering our aca demic programs Acting vice president for ad ministration and campus trea surer George Mace said SIU C will probably be forced to Operating budget faces big deficit request a supplemental ap propriation from the General Assembly to cover the remain der of the deficit SIUCs estimated energy need funding for this year prepared in February fell far short of increases in c o a 1 prices The request predicted a maximum increase of 30 per cent in coal prices to a ton However by June coal prices had already risen to a ton for a maximum of 15000 tons The university uses about 56000 tons of coal a year Currently coal prices are in the range of to S24 per ton a 150 per cent increase over last years prices Even at those prices uni versityofficials say there is no assurance that there will be an adequate supply of coal this winter In addition to the jump in coal prices rates for natural gas and electricity have also risen aggravating the budget crunch In his Monday memo Lesar outlined a fivestep plan to reduce the universitys energy requirements in all per manent buildings will be set at 68 degrees during the win ter and the use of electric space heaters is discouraged five classroom build ings Wham General Class rooms Lawson Hall C o m munications and Neckers automatic controls will be act ivated to set the nighttime temperature at 60 degrees Later other buildings will be included in the program lighting in class room and administrative buildings will be cut back about 25 per cent Other build ings will later be included in this program program to control the universitys air conditioning system will be developed to be put in effect April 1 1975 During warm weather ther mostats will be set at 78 de grees action will be taken by the directors of the student center and umver ity housing lo reduce utili ties consumption The university has already begun to make adjustments to thermostat settings and electrical circuits according to Anthony Blass director of the physical plant He said work should be completed in about eight weeks c Washington StarNewi Burlington Vt president Ford In nil first political foray In the fall election campaign hai encountered the same kind of angry demonstra tion that plagued Richard M Nixon throughout his presiden cy Protesters booed Ford lustily Monday night when he arrived at the University of Vermont gymnasium here and they booed again when he departed two hours later As Ford walked into the gym to attend a Republican fund raising dinner a baseballsized object was hurled toward him It missed as did a firecracker that was tossed in his direction when he left the rally Since Ford became President two months ago he has been picketed at several appearances outside Washington but the demonstration here was by far the angriest protest he has en countered Nixon was faced with protest demonstrations whenever he appeared for speeches outside Washington first because of the Vietnam War and later because of his involvement in the Watergate scandal The demonstrators here most of them students at the University of Vermont were protesting Fords pardon of Nixon and his conditional amnesty program for Vietnam War draft resisters and military deserters Monday night Ford wai serenaded with obscenities and such chants as No Pardon and Tune that Ford Inside the gymnasium all was calm as Ford addressed a crowd of 1500 Republicans gathered to raise money and honor retiring Sen George Aiken RVt Ford will make political ex cursions to at least 18 other cities before the Nov 5 election He goes to Philadelphia Wednesday to Detroit Thurs day Overturns pact with Ford House OKs Turkish aid ban Monfoya says Nixon staff salaries cost a year Washington AP protection at the San Clemente postal service and general Salaries for the 64 federal home was costing a government employes excluding Secret year The government also is spen Service agents assigned to y cost of Secret ding money on sending former President Richard M protection and other documents including material Nixons CaUornia estate are jer P g Bjs on foreign briefings from costing the federal treasury an F1 lex is more Washington to San Clemente by Index Cloudy and warmer tonight low in mid to upper 40s Sun ny and warmer Wednesday high in mid to upper 70s Partly cloudy Thursday through Saturday little tern night Cooler Friday night and ClMsifled Comlei TV Bridge Crossword Family Living Records Sports Weather details map 1315 4 t U17 1112 16 Washington AP announced agreement Monday Overturning a compromise on a bill to cut off credit for worked out with President Ford financing the sale of US ex the House has overwhelmingly ports in the Soviet Union until passed a stiff ban on US free emigration is assured The military aid to Turkey and sent provision was written Into it to the Senate legislation extending the US Senate action on whether to ExportImport Banks lending accept the House aid cutoff and authority for four years at a send it to President Ford was billion level expected shortly possibly to A bill to give veterans and jay their survivors a 12 per cent in It would cut off all US crease in pension payments was military aid to Turkey until approved by the Senate and Ford declare that forwarded to the House It also is being would raise by the annual made on negotiating a Turkish income limitations making it troop reduction or pullout from for single pensioners and Cyprus and that Turkey has not for those with dependents violated the US Foreign And Assistance Act A bill restricting the direc In other action tor of the FBI to a 10year term Congress has sent President Qf servjce has been approved by Ford a compromise bill tfyit genate and sent to the backers claim will give the public greater access to government documents Senate and House conferees House The package of amendments On public access to government files makes the first changes in the Freedom of Information Act since the law took effect Independence Day 1967 wjn pr0vide openness in government that President Ford has promised us said Rep William S Moorhead D pa a chief author as the House finished congressional action on the legislation Monday night Rep Frank Horton RNY senior GOP member of the House Government Operations Committee which produced the legislation said he expects Ford will sign it SenateHouse con ferees drafted the compromise to overcome Fords concerns about earlier versions we services on cseor to t t the Senate said Monday that Secret Service subcommittee Appropriations cost the on Treasury government Yacht reportedly has machine gun Vesco reported armed Rockefeller family gave for campaigns Washington AP Washington AP said the reports are bound to Nelson A Rockefeller and his raise questions family have given more than However Senate Republican L s tinonon in recent vears to the Leader Hugh Scott of Cook said that at first he was Vescos Costa Rican in PJJWm Pennsylvania a member of the weaUOIlB Uttincu r v r ffi nrPSl pieced together a bizarre tale of but Oat B MeaA Of the part in their manufacture his nomination to vice presi In proposing the military secret arsenals armed yachts Vesco family had told him Vesco Stuart Graydon an Alabama aeni ii oil i i 4u nf hncinaccmaTi flp Washington AP have nomination Military gets priority in coal use The Federal Energy priority regulation FEA chief and threatened violence all inhad a ro0m of a three Administration proposed todays 5onn made no men volvmg fugitive Robert L with firearms Dettmenf0 pSity coal aon rf the strike bu skipper of Vescos Subcommittee investigator response i XleTif Kes should the Defense Department before Philip R Manuel outlined a quesbons develop requested a priority at a tame s te permanent Subcoincomplex arrangement in which The FEA has been working on when serious coal shortages are investigations that he Vesco allegedly attempted to awarded contingency plans to cope with being forecast it his job because he was purchase through a third party coal shortages in the event of a Sawhill said that if military JJfraidvesco who is currently 2000 machineguns equipped prolonged coal strike which priority becomes necessary the federal indictment would with silencers could begin in November if curFEA would decide on a caseby open fire on any American discussed thei possibility 01 rent negotiations between mine case basis whether a specific vessei that attempted to seize financing a machine gun factory owners and the United Mine military need outweighs com bim According to Powell that could turn out SOO of the Workers union fail to bring petlng civilian needs for aluminumhull weanons each montn according coal ackn owWged at AP York last month indicated he saw no has made reason for resumption of hear 1000 or more ings to several public figures in I see nothing that has ira cluding his former foreign policy paired the integrity of Mr adviser Secretary of State Rockefeller in any way Scott Henry A Kissinger told reporters Senate Democratic Leader Rockefeller still faces near Mike Mansfield said today that ings on his nomination before publication of reports about the House Judiciary Corn Rockefellers gifts to aides and mittee agreement The Nobel Peace Prize for 1974 public officials could well According to federal cam aVawZed Sa to former reopen Senate hearings on the paign records of U1I11 Accoraing w anese pime Minister Eisvicepr esid en tialnominathe largest Rockefeller political Cook weapons each month according Japanese Frime contributions were Sen Jacob ed highspeed yacht had been to testimony commissioner for SouthWest As far as he could ascertain K Javits and Rep Peter A Kew Yoft mounted machine gun he attended a meeunj ai uuw   

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