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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PU1LICATION OPFICI Cariamlato N Hllnali Murphysbora 1111 Harrb Vabma UNa 2M1Sc a Copy Dlinoisan Fm PraM Htrrti BMIr MmM TUESDAY NOVEMBER I W4 UMWA walks out oncoa Guy Farmw chief eoal Imhiitry negotiator Washington AP A nationwide coal mine shut down appeared all but certain aft er union negotiators walked out of contract talks early today and accused management of forcing a strike With what theyve handed us tonight theyve declared a strike in the coal fields said President Arnold Miller of the United Mine Workers as he left a union caucus without notifying the mine owners waiting in a nearby room Theres not a sufficient amount of time left for ratification and the member ship would not ratify what they gave us Miller declared Guy Farmer chief negotiator for the Bituminous Coal Operators Association later called Millers statement in credible and said he couldnt conceive how anyone could say what we gave them was a pro vocation for a strike The UMWs current contract covering 120000 members in 25 skates expires at am Nov 12 and coal miners have a tradition of no contract no work The unions says it would take about 10 days for a contract to be ratifiedby the mem bership which produces two thirds of the nations coal The negotiations which resumed Monday night after a 24hour impasse collapsed again several hours after management presented what Farmer said was a substantial off er wrapping up all issues A short strike is unlikely to cause any serious disruptions but a walkout lasting more than two weeks could have a very serious impact on the nations sagging economy Albert Rees director of the Presidents Coun cil on Wage and Price Stability said Monday With coal stockpiles already low industry spokesmen say steel mills and coalburning electric power plants would be hard hit by a strike The Tennessee Valley Authority the nations largest producer of electricity says its coal reserves have dwindled to about a 40day supply and already has asked customers to cut back use of electricity 20 per cent Steel companies have a twotofour week supply of coal on hand The Ford administration has prepared strike contingency plans that call for diverting coal supplies from some electric utilities to other industries an embargo on coal exports and voluntary power cutbacks The President could invoke theTaftHartley Act and order an80day coolingoff period if a strike comes But UMW chief Miller warned several weeks ago that past TaftHartley in junctions have rarely worked to reopen the mines Before walked out the union bargaining team had ad journed to a separate room to study managements latest of fer We looked at it for several hours and it was clear it was not a serious proposal me union spokesman told newsmen Fanner surprised over the unions walkout said his bargaining team was told to stand by and expect a coun terproposal have not received a response and we are still awaiting it he said after Miller left the hotel The UMW reportedly is seek ing a settlement at least equal to the 38 to 42 per cent wage and benefit increase over three years won by steelworkers this year Farmer refused to spell out the size of the industrys offer and the union spokesman in dicated it failed to match the steel settlement Arnold UMWA president AP Food bank Kissinger Within a decade no child will go to bed hungry no family will fear for its next days bread Washington StarNews AndAssociated Press Rome Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger today asked the other major grain suppliers to join the United States in a food bank to ensure that within a decade no chilid will go to bed hungry no family will fear for its next days bread As the World Food Conference convened with Kissinger as its main openingday speaker Jhouunda of leftist students marched hi downtown Rome to protest the Americans presence in Italy Four young men stormed the Rome office of Honeywell Corp the electronics firm beat up a woman telephone operator and set the place afire with a homemade bomb The Honeywell offices are about two miles from the Colosseum where a rally by a dozen Marx ist splinter groups ended about half an hour before the at tack Kissinger told the conference that the aim of the United States is a bold objective to cope with thesource of hunger around the world the lack of grain stockpiles The system he envisioned would include reserves for emergency food relief and punitive measures for countries that failed to meet their com mitments Kissinger linked the energy crisis with the food crisis declaring that the oil exporting countries have a special responsibility He called on these new financial powers to join with food exporting nations to make a major effort to pro vide the food and funds to eliminate starvation Senior US officials called Kissingers proposals fairly revolutionary Kissingers proposals it was understood were cleared with President Ford and represent officialUS policy despite prior differences between Kissinger and Agriculture Secretary Earl L Butz The proposals would give the State Department a greater role than ever before in agricultural affairs The new World Food Reserve system proposed by Kissinger would be open to all the in dustrial Western nations the newlyrich Petroleum states the Third World countries as well as the columnist bloc nations A senior US official noting that the Soviet Union and Com munist bloc countries now use the free market to supplement their own food supplies said that if the Communist nations do not join the international reserve system priorities for food from the world reserve will be given to those which do join the system In urging newlyrich oil pro ducing states to help poorer countries buy food Kissinger noted that quadrupled prices for crude oil over the last year have produced a surplus of around billion in the oil states At me same time they have foread hard times on poor countries that have had to decide whether to spend scant foreign exchange on oil or on food The grain supply deficit in developing countries will reach about 85 million tons by 1985 Kissinger said Financing them to increase production must become one of the priority ob jectives of the countries and in stitutions that have the major influence in the international monetary system he said Israelis capture 2 in Lebanese town hpiinnters overflew the vfflage days but thefirst time In WARMER Beirut AP Israeli troopsswooped down ion the south Lebanon town of Majdal Zoun in helicopters at dawn today blew up the village chiefs house then carried the man and his eldest son off to Israel Both were known to have cooperated with terrorists the Israeli government announced It said Mukhtar Aref Suleiman and his 15yearold son Ali were being detained for question ing The raid came as influential Palestinians said they would escalate their conflict with Jordans King Hussein over future control of the Israelioc cupied west bank of the Jordan River and would oppose the Mideast peace efforts of Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger Witnesses said about 150 Israeli troops marched into Majdal Zoun shortly after helicopters overflew the village whichis setamong tobacco fields and olive grovessix miles from the Israeli border They arrested Hie mukhtar and two of his sons ordered the rest of the family to leave then planted explosives and blew up the house The younger boy 12 yearold Mustafa was released after he cried all the way to the helicopter It was the third Israeli attack on Lebanese territory in five first time In months that an infiltration squad has reported bringing back Lebanese prisoners The LebneseIsraeli frontier has been tense since Oct 12 when at least five Arab guer rillas crossed into Israel and went into hiding Israelis thought the guerrillas planned raids to coincide with Kiss ingers visit to Jerusalem but the men have never been found FBI agent says Ehrlichman Mitchell deiniiel knowledge Partly cloudy and colder to night low 30 to 35 Wednesday partly sunny and warmer high 52 to 57 Mostly cloudy Thursday through Saturday with chance of showers Friday or Saturday lows around 40 with daytime highs in the up per 50s or lower 60s Washington AP An FBI agent testified today that former Atty Gen John N Mitchell and former White House aide John D Ehrlichmaa told him in the days following the Watergate breakin that they knew nothing about the breakin except what they had read hi the newspapers Mitchell and Ehrlichman are among me five defendants in the trial They are charged among other things with making false statements to the FBI The violation carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and a fine of Special agent Daniel C Mahan said he interviewed Mitchell at his Washington law office on July 5 1972 and was told the only thing he knew was what read inthe newspapers Mahan told of a similar in terview with Ehrlichman on July 21 1972 Mahan quoted Ehrlichman as saying he was seeking no information about Watergate and had received none except what was known to the genera public Area turnout heavier than predicted iti in K 1 Voter turnout in todays election in Southern Illinois is generally heavier than had been predicted Marion voters today were turning out in much larger numbers than anticipated Mayor Robert Butler Re publican precinct committee man for East Marion Precinct 7 said I wouldnt say theyre apathetic Id say theyre voting for something or against something The vote at am at the precinct was termed real good by judges A judge at West Marion 3 said Weve had a good turn out Its been like this all morning as a number of persons awaited their turns to get into the booths Voter turnouts were listed as about normal in a spot check of Murphysbpro area precincts this morning A check of three Randolph County polling places reveal ed a heavier turnout than us ual for an offyear election A Red Bud precinct 1 elec tion judge said The predic tions of a light turnout this yearare going to be wrong Voter turnout was heavier than expected at some Car bondale precincts but lighter at others according to poll officials Don Sawyer Precinct 15 poll watcher said turnout had been heavier than normal for the early time of day at the Parrish School poll At the Newman Center near the campus of Southern Illi nois University at Carbondale Scott SosnowsM Precinct 22 election judge said voter turnout had been pretty light He expected it to pick up in the late afternoon when classes end Sosnowski said those that had voted were not newly reg istered voters Theyve been here before he said A regis tration drive was conducted this fall on me Carbondale campus Were doing great Clau dine Creek an election judge at Herrin Precinct 9 said She said that by 10 am there were 61 voters out of about 400 possible If metrend continues from 150 to 200 persons will have voted by the time the polls close she said Mrs Creek said the precinct has averaged about 100 vot ers in similar elections Voting in Union County ranged from very light at some precincts to heavy at others Union County Clerk Fred Blaylock said the voting ap pears to be heavy in most precincts a reverse of most election predictions Viola Slayton election judge for Browning 2 in West City said 119 persons had voted by 10 am but weve got a line here The precinct has more than TOO voters she said and were doing better this morn ing man we expected Theyre really coming in Voter registration in t i x Southern Illinois counties ia as follows Jackson 38338 Williamson 34536 Franklin 28084 Randolph 19948 Per ry 15000 and Union 12009 Democrats appear headed for big gains woman 105 vbf es greafgrancfson is candidate Farmar aatranaat John Clam tla bafora laavlny to vote ha it candidate far US MMtor Voting has always been im portant to Mexico Ollis Kelley 105 of Goreville but this elec tion she had an even more important mission Mrs Kelley who has voted in 14 presidential elections since Ulysses S Grants time had to go to fre polls today to vote for her greatgrandson Barry Eastman of Goreville who seeksreelection as sher iff of Johnson County She was dirven to the polls at the Goreville village hall atgut ajn She cast bar straight Democratic Party ballot as she has been accus tomed to doing sinceshe be gan to vote Mrs Kelley who celebrat edher 105th birthday in May has voted m as many elec tions as always be lieving voting is an important duty of every citizen Donna Eastman her great grand daughtersaid today In her later years she has failed if the weather was bad Mrs Eastman said She received help from a rela tive today Mrs Kelley would be per fectly willing to get out to vote in any weather but her children are getting up in years and they wont permit it Mrs Eastman said Ms Kelley lives with each of her three children in Gore ville for twoweek intervals For pastime she sews reads takes walks and watches tele vison After making her journey to the polls mis morning Mre Kelley took fee day off to rest Washington AP Democrats appeared headed for gains across the land today as Americans anguished by the Watergate scandal and the deterioration of the dollar cast ballots for a new Congress and 35 governors Early reports did little to brighten predictions that less than half the electorate perhaps only 40 per cent would go to the voting booth President Ford had exhorted all voters to exercise their privilege as a demonstration of con fidence in the Republic Chilly rainy weather discouraged participation in many locations in the East and Midwest In Illinois for exam ple those who lined up early in a 40degree drizzle came in numbers whichtotaled only about twothirds of the normal offyear turnout At stake in todays nationwide balloting were 34 of 100 Senate seats 35 of 50 state governorships all 435 House local offices ana issues The final preelection Associated Press survey in dicated that despite GOP claims of some late turnaround Democrats seemed likely to gain from 5 to 7 senators 30 to 50 House members and to 10 governors This could swell the current Democratic congressional ma jorities now 58 to 42 in the Senate and 248 to 187 in the House close tothe twothirds needed to override presidential vetoes Increased Democratic ma jorities doubtless would create problems for Jords programs over the next two years but few observers think that even two thirds Democratic majorities in both houses would create the vetoproof Congress against which the President has cam paigned In me governors races the Democrats seemed likely to expand substantially their cur rent 32 to 18 majority and perhaps approach or surpass the 39 state houses the party cap tured in 1936 Polls showed ttie Democrats New York and California governorships and Chairman Robert S predicted hisDemocratic party would wind up with control of the governments in state con taining 85 per cent of the nations population Republicans generally shied away from p r e e 1 e c t ion forecasts Republican Chairman Miary Louise Smith ara going to do much better than peopla are predicting   

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