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Publication: Southern Illinoisan October 23, 1974

Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinais Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N 16th 82No Copy 4 Sect uthern Dlinoisan 010V75 luccesior to If Frit Dilly Joonwl Murphyibwo IndipuMri WEDNESDAY OCT23 1974 Inflation milks dairy farm dry By Dennis Montgomery Nashville 111 CAP Like his father Casimer Kozuszek worked all his life to leave something for his sons the family dairy farm But his sons wont have it Inflation milked it dry The feed is too high and milk wasnt high enough Kozuszek says The profits evaporated I sold out because my boys were supposed to take over but there wasnt enough money and Im getting too old His 66yearold voice has a Polish inflection another in heritance By 1980 the Agriculture De partment predicts half the na tions familyrun dairy farms will vanish the herds auctioned to large producers Clarence Kozuszek 21 wanted to take over and would have had there been any future Yes I would if it would have been profitable he says We werent coming out ahead you know We were just paying for the bills and thats it Of his 14 children aU but Clarence and two youngsters in school have left for the city Clarence found a factory job Its a lot easier he says There you work for what you get On a dairy farm you work all day long and all night and youll have nothing lo show for it You dont know whats going to happen from day to day If you cant make a living on the farm you have to do something else It was never a big operation fifty cows 190 acres But it was a living In 1950 51 and 52 the el der Kozuszek says corn was 85 cents a bushel and milk was more than a hundredweight Now corn is a bushel and milk is still only a little over In September when he sold his herd after 50 years in Hie business milk for cheese and other commercial products brought only though this month the price reached Everything else is too high he says Two years ago bailing wire was This year Seven years ago a tractor cost Now the same tractor is Clarences job on the night shift in a machine parts factory pays an hour During the day I wouldnt care to work in a place like that he says but during the DEC CarbondaltHerrmMurphysbert night in the dark its all right Id feel confined in a place like that during the day The trouble with farming as the Kozuszeks see it is that fanners wont work together Clarence says I guess farmers are too greedy They just dont stick together One farmer doesnt care if another loses out or not because hell just take over your business and get big ger His father says They are going to have to organize like everybody else like union labor If they dont they are going to go broke Firms again report giant oil profits Caboose falls on top of overturned school bus after collision AP wirephofo Train hits school bus 7 dead New York AP The nations largest oil com panies have posted third quarter profit increases that range from onefourth to twice the earnings reported a year ago The nations largest oil com pany Exxon Corp said Tues day that earnings rose 254 per cent over the third quarter of 1973 while Shell Oils were ahead 158 per cent Standard Oil of Indianas AMOCO earn ings doubled and Gulf Oil Corps were up 31 per cent The third quarter earnings are compared to more moderate levels that existed last year before the Arab oil embargo in October 1973 and before he quadrupling of crude oil prices last winter both of which tended to boost oil company profits Exxons earnings totaled million in the third quarter or B share compared with million or a share in the same period last year For the nine months the pro fits of billion or a share were a 377 per cent rise over the billion or cents a share recorded last year Exxon Chairman J K Jamieson said the major reasons for the higher earnings were worldwide chemical sales inventory profits abroad arising from higher crude prices and increased prices for domestic crude oil and natural gas Exxon said on a volume basis the ninemonth sales of petroleum production of crude oil and refinery runs all dropped from last year while natural gas sales improved slightly to 97 billion cubic feet daily Shell the US subsidiary of the Royal Dutch Shell group said third quarter profits of million or a share com pared with million or a share in the same period of 1973 Sales in the quarter totaled billion up from billion in the same quarter last year For the nine months earnings of million or a share were posted representing an 82 per cent gain over the million or a share registered last year Like Gulf and Amoco Shell attributed the increases to higher crude oil prices and chemical product sales Rockmart Ga AP A work train backed into a loaded school bus at a railroad crowing today killing at least children authorities reported Polics said there were about W children mostly 10 to 14 fears old aboard the bus Most the survivors were injured seriously Witnesses said the repair train had been caBed to the seene of a train wreck during the night and was backing up along the tracks when it hit the bus The train dragged the crumpled bus several hundred feet police said When the train cameto a halt the caboose had fallen on top of the overturned bus The Polk County coroner first reported that the bus driver Billy Kellett had been killed But police later said he was hospitalized in critical condi tion A spokesman for Southern Railway in Washington said the train was moving about eight miles per hour The accident occurred between the towns of Rockmart and Aragon about 35 miles northwest of Atlanta Darrell Smith said he was pumping gasoline at a service station about 50 feet from the crossing when the collision oc curred He gave this description of the accident The bus was stopped and it started on across The train was backing up it seemed like it speeded up and hit the bus Smith said one of the workmen jumped off the train and ran to the front of the train yelling at the engineer Go back Go back Authorities said they were being hampered in their efforts to free the children from the bus by the crowd of worried parents who flocked to the scene Leffler may get SIUE job Dean admits personal use of funds Washington AP Former White House counsel Uohn W Dean HI testified at the Watergate coverup trial today that in 1972 and 1973 he made personal use of withdrawn from a secret White House fund The admission was drawn out In crossexamination by defense lawyer John J Wilson in sn ap parent effort to discredit Deans character before the eyes of the jury In two days of crossex amination Wilson has yet to at tack the substance of Deans narration of how he participated for nine months in covering up the Watergate scandals Defense lawyers acknowledge privately that six White House tapes heard by the jury so far make it difficult to dent the testimony given by Dean during five days on the witness stand under prosecution question ing Dean testified in detail before the Senate Watergate Com mitteeabout his personal us of money from the White House fund Its significance in the trial is how it affects the jurys opi nion of his character and honesty Under crossexamination to day Dean testified that in cash was delivered to his of fice by White House aide Gordon Strachan Dean said that on Oct 12 1972 the eve of his honeymoon he took out part of which was spent on thetrip and part of which was used for miscellaneous expenditures over the next six months Wilson repeatedly questioned Dean about the propriety of us ing the funds without advising anyone at the White House The former White House counsel acknowledged that although he placed a check written to cash in his of fice safe with the balance of the funds there was not an ade quate balance in his checking account to cover that amount Dean said however that he had other personal funds in cluding a stock brokerage ac count totalling at one point which he was prepared to use to account for the Dean said that in April 1973 he informed his lawyer about the and the more than remaining of the cash originally placed innis White House safe Dean said the total is now held in a noninterest bear ing account in a bank in suburban Rockville Md Meanwhile there was an in dication Tuesday that former President Richard M Nixon may testify in the trial His at torney Herbert J Miller asked fortranscripts of White House tape recordings used in the trial so Nixon can prepare his testimony ByKathyODell LindsaySchaub News Service Edwardsville Apparently only a criminal in dictment stands in the way of Thomas Leffler joining the staff of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville President John S Rendleman Rendleman said he wants Lef fler because hes a good man However Rendleman said Leffler who now is chief of campus security at SITJCarbon dale would have to resolve his legal problems first Leffler and the former execu tive vice president of the Car bondale campus Danilo Oresfrom his duties until the issue canin were indicted in July on is resolved a charge of tampering with pub Mager said he understands lie records a felony Rendleman is interested in The Jackson County grand bringing Leffler to Edwards jury indicted the two after inville Theres no one more per vestigating the expenditures of sonable or he said in Carbondale campus of Leffler funds for the purchase of liquor If Leffler is found innocent Leffler has been relieved of Mager said Lefflers role on his duties at Carbondale since the SIUC campus would be re the indictment but continues on evaluated the university payroll His an At this time there is no rea nual salary is son to believe he would do other SIUC Vice President for Dethan what hes been doing velopment and Services T RichMager said ard Mager said it is standard Rendleman who has been a practice to relieve such a person friend of Leffler for a long time Lefflers job at SIUE would not be connected in any way wth the security office He said definite job duties havent been worked out and Thomas L Leffler for CLEAR Mostly fair tonight low around 50 Thursday mostly sunny and continued mild high in the low 70s INDEX Classified Comicn TV Bridge Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2932 3233 912 32 Efforts to reach Leffler comment were unsuccessful It may be several months be fore Lefflers future is decided Jackson County States Atty Howard Hood said no trial date wont be until the disposition of Lefflers criminal case However Leffler has been seen on the Edwardsville cam 35 pus recently with Rendleman 4 There is speculation that Leffler has yet been set and he doesn t 67 will become an assistant to Renexpect a trial to be held before dleman for special projects Iate vear or earlv next Rendleman would need the apvear proval of the SIU Board of Leffler joined SIUC as head Trustees to add Leffler to his of security in 1958 He previous staff unless Leffler were to be ly served on the Illinois State hired under civil service Police force Brandt pledges area service support He added that administra of the pn By Ben Gelman Of The Southern minoisan Warren W Brandt now on ly a routine board of trustees vote away from confirmation as the next president of South ern Illinois University at Car bondale today stated a strong commitment to community service as a major aspect of the mission of the university At a press conference at the Student Center Brandt al so stated his firm belief in the tenure system for univer sity faculty while at the same time declining to ask for ten ure for himself He said he has been away from his field of teaching 11 or 12 years and it would be absurd for him to ask to be part of the SIUC chemistry faculty Brandt did not ask the SIU board for contingency or shadow salary in the event he would ever step down as president This was the issue that led to termination of negotiations between the board and Albert Soniit executive vice presi dent of the State University of New York at Buffalo the boards first choice for SIUC president I intend to be president Brandt said adding he does not expect to go back to teach ing as Somit had indicated he might and as former SIU C President David R Derge did at SIUC after his resigna tion March 14 Brandt and his wife Esther spent Tuesday night at the million University House on campus along with SIU Board of Trustees chairman Ivan A Elliot Jr of Carmi I told him there might be some ghosts there and I had better keep him company We exorcized the ghosts Elliott said He was apparently referring to the tenancy of University House to Derge who later built his own home for reasons Recovered now Brandt had rare disease Ivan A Elliott Jr chair man of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees said today that SlUCarbon dale presidentdesignate War ren W Brandt is considered essentially recovered from bout of French polio last year Brandt apparently contract ed the disease some 10 days after a trip to Africa in the summer of 1973 His medical records show that he had a mildly atypical case of the disease techni cally known a Guillain Barre syndrome according to information at the SIU board office Elliott said Brandt was in capacitated for awhile and still has a slight foot drag and a hand tremor but these symptoms do not interfere with his work in any way New SIUC president arrives of privacy and to the contro versy that developed over building of the house Brandt and his family have elected to live in University House Brandt 51 is the former president of Virginia Com monwealth University at Rich mond Va a position he left Oct 1 In response toa question whether problems with the VCU medical school had any tiling to dowith his leaving Brandt said he left for a vari ety of reasons mainly to seek personal fulfillment say however that the alumni of the 133yearold Medical College of Virginia which merged with the Rich mond Professional Institute in 1968 to form VCU have never become reconciled to the change He added that administra tion of the new Health Scienc es campus with a 1000bed major hospital plus several professional schools took up more than half his time and that he missed contacts with students and faculty Elliott said he has spoken with several VCU trustees and they all said tiiey would retain him if they could and all agreed on the excellence of Brandts work tihere He said his statement should dispel any rumors that Brandt was pushed out of VCU This is not so Elliott said On community service Brandt said he is unfamiliar with the budgetary problems that curtailed SIUC communi ty development programs ear lier this year but added there are ways to use existing pro grams and funds to aid the publics SIUC serves in cluding the Southern Illinois region Brandt said he has no im mediate plans to bring any top administrators from VCU toSIUC It doesnt seem to work very well he said bringing a chuckle from some of he audience of about 75 members of the press and SIUC facul ty and staff Derge had brought several administra tors with him from Indiana University including Danilo Orescanin who resigned ear ly this year as SIUC vice president Brandt praised the SIUC fa culty and said he would en courage research on campus He also praised the enthusi asm of the students he had met and commended the pre sidential search committee Elliott said in response to a question that in addition to a a year salary Brandt would be offered a car up to an Oldsmobile 98 in size and reason able support services at Uni versity House which is also a reception and conference center He said Brandt had not asked for a car Brandt is expected to be confirmed as toe llth perman ent president of SIUC at the next regular SIU Board of Trustees meeting Nov 14 in Carbondale He is scheduled to start his duties Dec 1 but is ex pected to make several trips to Carbondale beforehand to himself with the campus and its concerns Warren Brandt with wife Esther at SIUC today Photo by Butch ;

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Publication: Southern Illinoisan

Location: Carbondale, Illinois

Issue Date: October 23, 1974

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