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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OPFICB Carbondalt 710 N Illlnoli Murphyiboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N 16th So WNo a Copy 5 Sections Comlss Family Weekly Tabl ern Dlinoisan IUKMOItoCirNnHil FMt Hirrm Billy MmM Morphyrtro InUllililtf SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 CvbondaleHerrlnMurphyibort Rocky owes big tax bill Washington AP Vice Presidentdesignate Nelson A Rockefeller said Saturday he has donated almost million to charitable educational and art institutions during the last 17 years Rockefeller disclosed his wanted Also announces he donated million to charitable and educational groups philanthropic contributions just one day after he announced that the Internal Revenue Service has assessed him for R in back income taxes The assess ment totals more than million when interest is added The disclosure that Rockefeller owes back taxes in jected a new note into the troversy surrounding his vice presidential nomination and prompted White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen to an nounce that President Ford still has complete faith in Rockefeller and that Ford believes Rockefellers nomina tion will be confirmed by Congress In New York Rockefeller said he was not guilty of anv wrong doing in connection with his in come taxes Theres nothing wrong theres nothing illegal theres nothing immoral and there is no conflict of interest in anything Ive done or thats come out Rockefeller said as he left the hospital where his wife Happy is recovering from breat cancer surgery Rockefellers gifts of to 193 Institutions from 1957 through late June 30 congressional committees in vestigating his nomination wanted the figures right away This is whats unfair about the stories coming out this way he said He said the Internal Revenue Service had been delayed in its annual audits of his last five tax returns because of their com plexities and that he had given of Primitive Art in New York to publish his returns before audit but the hadnt even finished audits So this is my problem he said Now they have taken two months they finished the audit and we made the settlement and now it puts me apparently in a difficult situation In the newest list of deductible contributions the highest dona tion is to the Museum museums new wing named for his son Michael who died while on an expedition to New Guinea The Museum of Modern Art also in New York City and founded by his mother Mrs John D Rockefeller Jr receiv ed The Third Century Corpora tion the fundraising arm of Rockefellers National Com mittee on Critical Choices for Americans got Dartmouth College from which Rockefeller graduated in 1930 was given Two other gifts of more than million were to the American Inernational Association for Economic and Social Develop ment and to the Government Affairs Foundation The state of New York Is shown with a donation which was explained as repairs furnishing art and a swimming Happy in good spirits were disclosed in a letter hesent to Sen Howard W Cannon D Nev chairman of the Senate Rules Committee that will re c New York Times New York Mrs Margaretta Happy Rockefeller was in excellent condition and spirits on the third day of recovery from breast surgery the Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases reported Saturday The 48yearoldwife of Nelson A Rockefeller the vice presidential nominee spent a comfortable night and had a breakfast of corn flakes and croissants with her husband Her physicians said that her in cision was healing well and that tissue Later tests showed no spread of cancer beyond the excised area She is undergoing a re habilitation program1 to assure mobility of her left arm and shoulder and her doctors said Nelson Rockefeller talks with reporters Saturday AP wirephoto she had an excellent range of motion in her left arm Mrs Rockefellers left breast open hearings on Rockefellers I and attendant lymph nodes were nomination on Nov 13 removed at the hospital on Rockefeller told newsmen in New York that he had not Thursday after discovery of malignant areas in the breast Ford seeks GOP votes in South c New York Times Greenville SC President GeraldFord made a whirlwind campaign tour through districts cf South and North Carolina Saturday asking for the election of conservative Republicans as a check against a veto proof Congress traveling by jet and helicopter through the Carolina Kissinger oil deal with Israel told Piedmont region drew large crowds at airports and shopping centes as he appealed to the orthodox southern view that the federal igovernirient should maintain a balanced budget At Rock Hill SC Ford told a crowd of about 10000 that they should elect the Republican Candidate for Congress Len Phillips because he was a businessman who knew that the federal government as with a business could not be run by spending more than it too in Ford was conducted through his Chicago AP Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has promised that the United States will replace Israels oil losses if Israel gives up the Sinai oilfields it seized in the 1967 Middle East War the Chicago Daily News reported Saturday The Abu Rhodeis oil fields yield about 100000 barrels of oil daily worth million on the current market and provide about half of Israels oil cnn Si i jar factor in the intensely com plicated peace negotia gumption ported the newspaper re It said the fields located on Partly sunny today Highs 82 to 67 Tonight partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s Monday partly sunny and mild High 65 to 70 Light variable winds tonight and Monday believe that the twoparty system is in grave danger to day Ford said in Greenville Perhaps the greatest danger it 1 tF system of o v r n t established by our founding fathers she should be released from thej animations Rockefellers surgery both with calls from weMwishers and re quests for advice or examination from women worried about breast cancer Callers were referred to screening centers or given appointments for ex hospital within a week Rockefeller went to the hospital Saturday for a twohour visit with his wife He said later that he was extremely happy with her progress A spokesman for the hospital said that the switchboard had been extremely busy since Mrs Ford plans Brezhnev meeting After his visit Rockefeller spoke of the attention being given breast cancer by his wifes operation and that of Mrs Betty Ford the wife of the President H Happy can help other people like shes been helped shell be happy he said the executivt pool for mansion Swiss face tough vote c New York Times Berne Switzerland The people of Switzerland are being asked this weekend to vote on a referendum that officials and clergymen say could result in economic suicide cause untold human misery soil their flag andtheir souls The balloting is on a proposal that half the 11 million foreigners living here including 300000 migrants workers be deported over the next three years to their countries of origin Inside today hasfaced in our lifetime We have a party that has Tokyo AP A Soviet diplomat said Presi dent Ford plans a summit meeting with Soviet Communist part chief Leonid Brezhnev in next month Japan will be We will in serious have what danger mounts to a legislative dic We nave a party mat nas controlled the national tatorship a Congress with no legislature for 38 out of the last 42 years and for the past 20 straight years he said It is a Congress stacked against fiscal responsibility Proof of this is the fact that for 19 of 25 years in the House we wound up with budget deficits Ford added If this heavy majority of spenders is substantially increased in the 94th Congress the twoparty checks and no balance His prepared text also con tained the following sentence j Japanese network NHK i LItU t i TVl O official Indicated The first time that happened South Carolina knows this better than anyone was in the dark days after the Civil War when a dictatorial Congress left a lagacy of bitterness poverty and humilitation that scarred the South for generations JAPANESE EXHIBIT recalls ancient Oriental customs The Japanese Student Association of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale recently brought a touch of the East to the Midwest Story by Sue Spaeth Page 25 LOGAN FOOD manager Eu The official with the Sovietgene Hinton serves meals at reduced costs Page 32 for story by Joanne Wood DU QUOIN backs The Boys Club and the boys like it just fine Page 32 for story by Sue Spaeth SALUKIS LOSE home open er to Northern Illinois Page 13 CENTRALIA AND SPARTA win conference crosscountry titles Page 14 SPARTA WINS its first Southwest Egyptian Confer ence football title ever Page 15 Broadcasting Corp reported to embassy here said Ford is ex pected to go to the eastern Russian port city for two days after visits to Japan and South Korea according to the The official indicated details of the summit will ber worked out when Secretary of Henry A Kissinger State visits Moscow in November Ford will visit Japan Nov 18 22 and South Korea No 22 23 Ann Byline Family Sports 7A11A Weather details tions Kissingers secret promise was part of the disengagement agreement he negotiated last May but has not been made public reporter Georgie Anne Geyer of the Daily News Foreign Service said But she said it was revealed to me by unimpeachable sources A State Department spokesman said Saturday that the department had no comment on the report The story datelined from Beirut said Israel now depends greatly on the oilfields for its industrial needs acquiring most of the rest of its petroeura pro ducts from Iran Kissingers alleged agreement may have been verbal or writ ten the newspaper said noting that it does not specify from where the United States would supply the oil Stevenson and Burditt tangle on inflation George Burditt Arlington Heights AP Democratic Sen A d 1 a i Stevenson and Republican George Burditt tangled on the issue of inflation Saturday in their last scheduled joint ap pearance before the Nov 5 election Stevenson seeking reelection to a second Senate term denied accusations by Burditt that he was one of the Senates big spenders That accusation is false and hypocritical Stevenson said We ought to leave cheap politics and the politics of Watergate behind us Not a single study Ive cited is false or phoney I leave it to this group to study the record and decide said Burditt a former state legislator waging his first Senate campaign The two candidates appeared at the annual meeting of the Illinois Associated Press Editors Association Burditt repeating a consistent campaign theme called infla tion the nations most serious problem and said legislation sought by Stevenson would have added millions of dollars in in flationary federal spending I have voted against waste fat and surplus in the budget said Stevenson who contended hat some proposals advocated by Burditt were more gas company as naive at y best He said such a federal agency would never be able to tionary than his Stevenson and Burditt also disagreed sharply on the issue of revenue sharing There are far better ways to assist state and governments than by in discriminately scattering money to the winds Stevenson said Burditt however supported revenue sharing because spending decisions are made by visible political officials at the local level rather than by some hidden bureaucrats in Washington Burditt criticized a Stevenson proposal to create a federal oil serve as a yardstick for private industry as Stevenson had pro posed Stevenson defended the pro posal as an elementary step to assert the authority of the VS in acquisition of oil The two candidates were questioned by a panel consisting of John Gardner of the Southern Hlinoisan in Carbon dele Max McCrohon of the Chicago Tribune Ralph Otwell of the Chicago SunTimes and Edward Armstrong of the Spr ingfield JournalRegister Adlai Stevenson campus groups want to talk to Brandt again j week one Asked about Brandt Hawley K Earle Stibitz head ByHenrydeFiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan A campus leader at South ern Illinois University at Car bondale is urging that Warren W Brandt the top contender for the schools presidency be asked back for interviews with campus groups That action comes in the wake of the refusal by Albert Somit a candidate with strong SIUC faculty support to ac cept the presidential job Brandts campus visit is be ing pushed by John Hawley a professor of higher educa tion He heads a new group on campus the University Fo rum which represents all con stituency groups Hawley said Saturday would ask SIU Board of Trus tees chairman Ivan A Elliott jr of Carmi to Invite Brandt to come to Carbondale to meet with campus groupf Brandt previously met with the groups during the summer when he was one of five can didates chosen by a campus presidential search commit tee Elliott identified Brandt Friday as the top candidate for the SIUC presidency Elliott said late Saturday night of Hawleys proposal The constituency groups were not asked to make the judgment We asked the pre sidential screening committee to do that Saying he thcught reinter views would mske the selec tion process much more diffi cult to manage Elliott blunt ly said I dont think its any of their businsss He said he would tell Haw ley that he does not think his proposal is advisable I dont think a plebiscite on picking a presidential can L didate is going to be produc tive youre going to get to the point where youre going to run anybody off he said Meanwhile Brandt 51 the former president of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond met with Elliott in St Louis Friday and Satur day to discuss conditions un der which he would accept the presidency Elliott report ed In a telephone interview Sat urday evening Brandt said Mr Elliott and I have met and talked at considerable length Asked if he was still a can didate Brandt said That would have to come from him Elliott said that further dis cussions with Brandt have been scheduled but declined to say when and where I anticipate well have an announcement next week one way or the other on he said Developments in the SlU presidential selection process continued to move rapidly Fri day and Saturday after Elliott made the stunning announce ment Friday morning that So met had in the space of two days accepted the job and then twice rejected it after a misunderstanding in job conditions was discovered Several campus constituen cy group heads had said So mit executive vice president of State University of New York at Buffalo was their preferred candidate for the presidency Hawley said Saturday that he would hold a closed meet ing Monday with all constit uency group heads to discuss the Somit incident and the presidential selection proceu Asked about Brandt Hawley said I heard him when he was here during the summer for interviews with constituen cy He was fifth on my list of all the five I saw Since Brandt does not want to come here without campus support I will ask Elliott to bring him back for campus interviews Another constituency group head has said privately that of the four candidates he interviewed during the sum mer Somit was his first choice and Brandt was his last choice Brandt asked Saturday if he would accept an invitation to return to campus for Inter views said I dont really want to react to mat If Mr Elliot extends the invitation I would respond Agreeing with the Idea of reinviting Brandt to campus E Earle Stibitz head of the SIUC Faculty Senate said Perhaps some greater ex posure of Dr Brandt might be desirable in light of deve lopments However he said in any case the presidential selection process should be al lowed to follow through In another development it was learned Saturday that Brandt was a final candidate six years ago for the presi dency of Western Illinois Uni versity in Macomb According to a source who was close to the selection pro cess Brandt was one of three final candidates for the West ern presidency in 1968 At that time Brandt was a vice presi dent at Virginia Polytechnic Institute The job eventually went to John Bernhard who is now president of Western Michigan University Ironically Western Illinois new president Leslie F pass was hired as dean of the college of arts and scien ces at VPI by Brandt who at that time in the late 1960s was vice president for acade mic affairs In 1968 when Brandt be came VPIs executive vice president Malpass was moved into Brandts academic affairs job Brandt said Saturday that he and his wife are close per sonal friends of Malpass and his wife Brandt has been a consul tant to the governing board of Virginia Commonwealth since he resigned his ayear job as the schools pre sident Oct 1 He became the universitys first president when it was established in May 1969 through the merger a medical colege and professional school in Rich mond Virginia Commonwealth is the largest university in the state enrolling more more 17000 students Brandt said only he was seeking new challenges when he announced his resig nation in August Reportedly however friction between him and politicallyconnected offi cials of the medical school who did not approve of the merger which led to the new university led to his ouster SIUC has been without a permanent president since Da vid R Derge resigned March 14 Hiram H Lesar dean of the law school has served in the job in the interim pending appoint meat of a new president
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