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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 9, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphytboro 1113 Walnut Htrrln 212 N Mlh Southern Htrrll Mlly JWrMl MUnHiyHwro LJiJUWt nvrm tit n mu tvtttuft te Frit Htrrti Miiy ifc fog y WEDNESDAY OCT 1974 Congressmen balk at middleincome bite tThis ii A start not New York Times News Service And Associated Press Washington Congressmen have indicated little support for President Fords call on middleincome families to foot most of the bill for the fight against infla tion Although there was general praise for other Ford initiatives relieving the depressed housing industry and spurring business investment many Democrats and some Bepublicans were critical of the Presidents proposed 5 per cent surtax on family incomes above Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said the Presidents economic package is a move in the right direction but is not comprehensive enough He said he wished it had included wage and price con trols and standby gasoline ra tioning Mansfield said he would sup port the 5 per cent surtax pro posal but hopes that the starting point can be raised to Incomes of or for families and for individuals Fords trade representative William D Eberle arrived in Brussels today and found Com mon Market leaders relieved over the economic speech Eberle saw FrancoisXavier Ortoli president of the markets Executive Commission Sir Christopher Soames its com missioner for foreign affairs and other European officials Sources saidhe reassured them the speech does not mean bad news for Western Europes economy There was no official reaction to the speech but officials at Common Market headquarters expressed feelings of relief that the President did not announce new grain export limits Some also were happy that Ford failed to propose large scale deflationary measures which could hurt European trade by pushing exports from the United States and discouraging American im ports US business and financial leaders generally praised the Presidents plan to curb infla tion We congratulate the Presi dent on his broad program to win the fight against inflation said General Motors chairman1 Richard C Gerstenberg It merits favorable consideration by the Congress and the whole hearted support of all Americans There was some disagreement with specific proposals and several leading economists questioned whether the program would release the inflationary stranglehold on the nation J K Jamieson chairman of the board of Exxon Corp the worlds largest oil company said he endorsed many of Fords recommendations But Jamieson warned that Fords apparent endorsement of oil industry tax proposals could be counter productive in the nations efforts to reduce our dependence on imported oil by increasing domestic energy supplies A number of executives turned their attention to Congress after giving passing grades to Fords address This is a start not an en ding said Howard W Blauvelt chairman of Continental Oil Co What happens from here on out depends on what action Congress takes and how the public reacts And Congress reception wag mainly restrained Many Republicans and Democrats voiced sharp disagreement with the substance of some of Fords proposals particularly his request for a 5 per cent income tax surcharge on middleincome families Ford sees inflation easing by next year Washington AP President Ford declaring the nation is not in a recession said today he hopes there can be some meaningful reduction in the rate of inflation early next year At a news conference the day after disclosing his antiinfla tion program Ford said we do have economic problems but it is a very mixed situation That is why he said that we have to be very very careful to make sure we dont tighten the screws too much and cause more economic difficulty Ford said he is convinced that if Congress and the Ameri can people respond we can have hopefully in early 1975 some meaningful reduction in the rate of inflation Earlier Ford had seta target of 1976 for whipping inflation and his aides had said the battle could take up to three years The President defended his request for a oneyear 5 per cent income tax surcharge on corporations and upper income individuals and said he didnt think it would have to be ex tended beyond next year Earlier in the day the ad ministration was warned that congressional approval of the surtax will depend on the reac tion of Americans Congress seems point go along with sugges tions made Tuesday night by President Ford Comments by many lawmakers indicated that the point at which many of them Inflation fighterscry For answers on plan see Page 72 would balk is enactment of a 5 per cent surcharge on the tax levied on incomes above for a family and for a single person I am aware that any pro posal for new taxes just four weeks before a national election is to put it mildly con sidered politically unwise Ford said Tuesday at a na tionally televised and broadcast joint session of the House and Senate But I do say in all sincerity I will not play politics with Americas future This is the acid test of our joint determination to wiiip infla tion Appealing over tte heads or the lawmakers in the floodlit House chamber he asked his nationwide audience to grow more waste less drive less heat less share with others Congressional leaders moved fast on two measures Ford targeted for immediate action a resolution to hold spending at billion S5 billion under earlier estimates and legisla tion he said would clear the way for the government to pour S3 billion into the ailing home market enough for 100000 homes by buying conventional as well as governmentinsured mortgages Leaders conferred on ways to cut procedural corners and send these two measures to Ford by Friday the day Congress is scheduled to begin a months campaigning recess Some said they would consider postponing recess but plans were being made to avoid a postpone ment Fords longerterm program ranged over the issues of taxes food production employment energy capital building and priceraising practices both of the government and the private sector To halt higher food prices we must produce more food Ford said He asked Congress to remove acreage limitations on rice peanuts and cotton and said he would allocate to farmers all the fuel and seek authority to allocate all the fertilizer they need Chairman W R Poage D Tex of the House Agriculture Committee however said that without more assurances of profit Fords measures would not do the job Ford said marketing orders and other regulations were being reviewed to end or change those responsible for inflated prices Those who suffer most from inflation he said are those who are jobless through no fault of their own He proposed extended special unemployment benefits and creation of a temporal Com munity Improvement Corps that would go into action when na tional unemployment exceeded 6 per cent Ford wore WIN button during address to Congrwi AP Wirephoto Bar association poll Judge Cluster receives not recommended1 rating Williamson County Associ ate Circuit Judge Stewart Cluster seeking retention in the November election has received a not recommend ed rating from the Illinois State Bar Association The ercommendation was based on a poll of attorneys In the First Judicial Circuit Onehundredsixty attorneys were polled and 66 responded Hie bar association did not give a breakdown on the re plies Cluster today said Im flabbergasted Im just so sur prised that I dont know what to say I didnt suspect any thing like this No attorney eve said any thing to me Everybody said to me Youre all right There were no complaints from ei ther political party They both endorsed me The only information that have is that a majority vot ed not to recommend me I dont know where they come from and no idea why If they had told me I would have stepped aside This is just like a ton of bricks hit me Cluster of Johnston City be came an associate circuit judge in 1964 and was voted retention in 1968 The Pope County Bar As sociation refused to authorize the State Bar Association to run a poll on judicial candi dates Theodore Lorek Demo crat and Duane T Leach Republican the state bars poll results show In other circuit court con tests the state bar associa tion polls gave recommended ratings for Democrat Richard E Richman and Republican Robert Hall in Jackson Coun ty Both candidates receiv ed recommended ratings from both parties with Republicans casting 16 ballots and Demo crats 14 There were five un affiliated ballots not enough for a rating Democrat Snyder Howell and Republican Kenneth Pow less both received recom mended ratings from Repub lican lawyerspolled InWil liamson County Robert Bivin liaison for the Illinois State Bar Association said that the bylaws govern ing judicial advisory p oils state that the county bar as sociation must authorize us to conduct a poll before we do one Pope County did not auth orize a poll The candidacy of Lorek a Carbondale and Golconda law yer has caused controversy because of Loreks guilty plea to a charge of resisting ar rest after a disturbance at a Carbondale bar By Harry F Rosenthal Associated Press Writer Washington AP Dear President Ford I enlist as an Inflation Fighter and Energy Saver for the duration I will do the very best I can for America Print your name address and zip code Sendit to the President He will send you a button free The button will say WIN In white capital letters on red President Ford in his eco nomic address to congress Tuesday called it the symbol of a new mobilization A modernday VforVictory the galvanizing Churchillian gesture of World War II vint age An economic remember the Maine which whipped up enthusiasm for the Spanish American War Alas the President failed to say what WIN means In showing the buttonFord said only It bears the single word WIN That tells it all Not quite You have to look through the speech to find the phrase Whip Inflation Now It ap pears twice A White House spokesman said speechwriters slipped up by not having Ford explain that WIN referred to that phrase But the button offer nonetheless is genuine The address is the White House Washington DC 20500 The President told the joint session he will elaborate next week on the volunteer Infla tion Fighters and Energy Sav ers program which he said will be manned by 18 dis tinguished people There will be no big new federal bureaucracy set up for this crash program he said The volunteers will come from the communications media Turkish old cut off Index Fair tonight low in the up per 40s Thursday mostly sun ny and warm high in the low 80s Variable cloudiness possible showers Friday highs in the 70s Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday cooler Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map 2527 31 4 47 2829 911 29 Washington AP Defying a veto threat the Senate passed today a money bill suspending military aid to Turkey The 6216 vote cleared the continuing resolution for President Fords desk The President Tuesday called the Turkey aid cutoff reckless and misguided and said it would reduce US influence in seeking settlement of the GreekTurkish dispute in Cyprus Language in the continuing resolution adopted Monday by the House cuts off funds for further military aid toTurkey until the President certifies that Turkey is in compliance with US foreign aid laws and that substantial progress toward agreement his been made regarding military forces in Cyprus Sen Thomas F Eagleton D Mo said it is obvious that Turkey cannot be in compliance with laws limiting the use of foreign aid military equipment to defensive purposes until it agrees to remove its forces from the island of Cyprus Turkey sent 40000 troops to Cyprus in the aftermath of the July coup that ousted Arch bishop Makarios as president and still occupies about a third of the land area of Cyprus The continuing resolution provides operating authority for foreign aid and programs of the HealthEducationWelfare and Agriculture Department and other agencies for which regular annual appropriation bills have not yet been passed The previous stopgap spending authority expired Sept 30 President Ford stopped short of threatening a veto as he at tacked the cutoff move already approved by the House as a misguided and extremely harmful measure But some administration offi cials indicated they believed Ford might use the veto even though such action would mean rejection of a resolution conti nuing other foreign aid pro grams In other developments oa Capitol Hill The House has scrapped a proposal for sweeping reform of its committee structure in favor of a bill making minor changes in House procedures A 203165 vote in favor of the alternate proposal ended an 18 month effort based on a S15 million study Butchers bakers others facing antitrust action Washington AP Butchers bakers and zipper makers already are feeling heat from the Ford administrations campaign against pricefixing Future targets may face tougher treatment and milliondollar fines President Ford gave the at tack fresh impetus Tuesday when he promised stern en forcement of antitrust laws and asked Congress for harsh penalties for violators No President since Harry S Truman has taken such a strong public stand against illegal cor porate conspiracies said governmentantitrust lawyers The administration attack is designed to end business prac tices which diminish competition and force prices up for the con sumer Assistant Atty Gen Thomai E Kauper head of the Justice Departments antitrust division has estimated that such prac tices cost Americans as much as million a year I am determined to return to the vigorous enforcement of an titrust laws Ford said as he sent Congress proposed legisla tion raising the maximum fine for antitrust violators from to million for cor porations and for In dividuals Church collects pulltabs in vain for kidney patient M u thp nrifP rwpivcd for the tabs ments died las By Merrill Perlman Of The Southern Illinnisan More than 40 persons Crom the Christian Church in Frankiort spent about four weeks collecting aluminum tabs from soda and oeei cans helping a young girl in need of kidney dialy sis treatments But after they collected and turned in about 12000 of the pop tops it now appears the effort was in vain Clifford Woodrum youth di rector at the church said a friend who attended a cnurch in Mt Vernon told him of a young girl who needed the dialysis treatment a process for cleansing blood when the kidneys do not function pro perly The friend told Woodrum that 2000 of the pop tops could tw redeemed for OM day on the dialysis machine for the girl Woodrum said he was told the project was started by a Catholic nun in Mt Vernon and then spread to the Weight Watchers program there the kids if they to collect them Woodrum said Soon we had 30 or 40 kids from the church their friends and older people Woodrum said he took about 12000 of the tabs to Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt Vernon where they were sup posed to be picked up by Margurite Waltz lecturer for the Mt Vernon Weight Wat chers program Woodrum said he did not know who was redeeming the tabs but he thought the project was legitimate But an articli la Sundayii Evansville Ind Courier said a similar project there was a hoax The article said that al though some foundations will pay for aluminum torecycle the Kidney Foundation of America said the pop tabs could not DP redeemed for dialysis treatments And several other founda tions also pop tops wars not Woodrum said he received a call Tuesday morning telling him the collection was to be ended He said Goodwill In dustries would receive the tabs already collected But a spokesman at Good will Industries in St Louis said that although several area Goodwill branches have been collecting tabs for re cycling the project was halted months beceusi the price received for the tabs just wasnt enought to make it worth our while Mrs Waltz who apparently headed the Mt Vernon collec tion program could not be reached today Woodrum said the program at the church will be stopped but said he was told he could turn in the 2000 tabs he still has He also said the girl who needed the dialysis treat JL ments died last week We didnt know who she was he said It started out as a harmless little project for kids and its blown up into a hoax scandal But it was not a hoax Its dead now and theyre no longer collecting tabs We helped out our ecology and helped beautify America by picking up the rotten thing off the ground   

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