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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI CirboiKtato 710 N Illineto Murphyiboro 1113 Walnut Hrrln N 1Mb 82No 211ISc Copy I Wrtnd1 AMI TUESDAY NOV 1974 010175 LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 Miller may have to reopen coal negotiations irinni 11ivf 4S By the Associated Press United Mine Workers Presi dent Arnold Miller may have to reopen negotiations with coal industry representatives before he can sell a proposed new contract to his striking union Little progress was reported Monday in the UMWs efforts to achieve ratification of the tentative agreement reached last week A union source said Miller might have to return to the bargaining table with the coal industry to win some modifications in the proposal before it can receive approval of the unions bargaining council Industry spokesmen have in dicated that such bargaining would only be to consider a possible redistribution of bene fits not a fattening of the overall contract Nevertheless a United Mine Workers official from Illinois said he expected that the pro posed settlement to the coal strike will be rejected over whelmingly because it stinks Tom Shoemake a UMW dis trict board member said Monday he has visited with at least 200 r a n kandf il e members who oppose the wage agreement Shoemake said he doubted that the UMW bargaining council will approve the settle ment If the contract is passed State suggests safety changes on page 3 unchanged however he said he will urge rejection by the membership and predicted its failure by a 501 margin in Illi nois About 10 per cent of the unions miners live in Illinois they are bound to abide by the outcome of a national ref erendum on the proposal Meanwhile the strike by the 120000 UMW members af fecting mines producing 70 per cent of the nations soft coal entered its second week to day Discussion of the proposed threeyear contract by the bargaining council was sched uled to resume today after a threeday recess because of the apparently unrelated slaymg last Friday of a UMW offi The bargaining council must approve the contract proposal before it can be submitted to the union members It seemed virtually certain the strike would extend another two weeks since UMW officials say it will take another eight to 10 days to get the contract ratified once it is approved by the bargaining council The strike already has idled more than 15000 workers in the railroad and steel industries And government economists claim if it lasts as long as four weeks it will cause major dis ruptions to the nations econo my resulting hi as many as 40000 layoffs The nations two largest steel producers announced steps Monday to cut production U S Steel Corp the nations largest steelmaker said it would start shutting down en tire plants if miners do not return to work by Dec 1 Bethlehem Steel Corp the No 2 producer said it is banking four coke batteries at its Spar rows Point Md plant and laying off 175 of its employes there Two sections that may have to be renegotiated by Miller concern wages and vacations union sources said Saxbe denounces FBI dirty tricks Washington AP Atty Gen William B Saxbe has refused to go along with an FBI request for legislation au thorizing emergency dirty tricks against domestic po litical organizations The split between Saxbe and FBI Director Clarence M Kelley surfaced at a news con ference Monday as the attorney general denounced toe disrup tive tactics employed in FBI counterintelligence operations for 15 years ending in 1971 Saxbe said he has taken steps to prevent a repetition of such tactics But he indicated that he leans against any legislation forbidding them outright I dont think that you can pass laws that would com pletely foreclose any such ac tivities he said Instead Saxbe urged Con gress to create a joint House Senate committee to monitor the daily operations of the FBI I think this is one of the greatest safeguards that we could have in this country he asserted Emphasizing a different ob jective Kelley asked for leg islation to permK the FBI under emergency situations to do some things which coun teract the effectiveness of militant groups at the extremes of the political spectrum Kelley has been pushing the proposal for almost a year but the Justice Department has refused to adopt it Illinois asks change in lottery laws Washington AP Federal rules and restrictions governing state lotteries will cost Illinois an estimated million annually Ralph Batch Illinois Lottery superintendent today Batch testifying before a federal commission on the review of gambling laws asked for legislation to allow the mails within a state to sell tickets notify winners and send promotional materials He also that broadcast media be allowed to announce winning numbers and to telecast lottery drawings The fact that intrastate mail subscriptions are pro hibited discriminates against many citizens especially older people who cannot conveniently get to a sales agency said Batch The electronic media restrictions which prohibit the televising of weekly drawings limit our ability to inform and dem onstrate how the lottery w conducted This is vital we believe in maintaining the integrity of the lottery Even the posting of winning numbers operates un der a hardship since only au thorized agents and news papers are allowed to display them Batch said under existing federal restrictions it costs n linois for a singlo delivery of promotional material to the 11000 sales agents because it cannot UM the U S mails Nixon tape heard Washington AP The Watergate coverup trial heard today a White House tape on which Richard M Nix on discussed with aides whether former Atty Gen John N Mitchell had approved a plan for bugging Democrats during the 1972 campaign and should step forward and take the blame for the Watergate breakin H R Haldeman then White Houw staff chief told Nixon during the conversation on March 27 1973 that Paul a Nixon reelection committee attorney had con cluded that Mitchell did sign off on this thing The more OBrien thinks about it Haldeman said the more it bothers him with all he knows to see all the people getting whacked around that he sees getting whacked around in order to keep the thing from focusing on John Mitchell The March 27 conversation involving Nixon Haldeman and John D Ehrhchman was one of those included in the White House transcripts made public by Nixon last spring Strike ties up Greyhound buses New York AP Greyhound buses which usually carry about 190000 passengers daily on scheduled routes were strikebound today at terminals throughout the country There were isolated reports cf stranded travelers after drivers and other employes walked off their jobs But most Greyhound passengers were transferred to trains or buses of other lines Negotiations between the firm and the Amalgamated Transit Union broke off an hour after the strike began at 1 pm CST Monday when a contract extension expired Some 16000 Greyhound employes struck the nationwide system which serv ices about 40000 American cities Federal Mediator Guy Parent gaid he did not know whether negotiations would be resumed immediately Negotiations began Sept 18 In Phoenix Ariz where Grey boundi national headquarters Israelis kill 4 Arab terrorists an By the Associated Press Israeli troops stormed apartment building today and gunned down four Arab terror ists holding 75 hostages En Arab students in east Je rusalem and occupied west Jordan staged violent anti Israeli demonstrations for the fourth straight day Israeli se euritv forces detained 40 Arab raged townspeople threw the students began guerrilla bodies out a window pelting with stones doused them with gasoline and reported Police and soldiers watched helplessly in Beit Shean as a body went up in flames and set them ablaze Two Israeli housewives and a tfrmato ISte Another one Death to the to Yariv said all three were shot by the terrorists two as they iik TaIM Tnaka Mt wf of prime mlntetor cenfr wlcom Ford to Japan gets Ford pledge for continued US aid tried to escape down a stair way Twenty people were in Court cuts state power in commerce Washington AP The Supreme Court today curbed the power of states to regulate outofstate firms doing business within their borders In an 8 to 1 decision the ccurts said Mississippi could not prevent outofstate companies without Mississippi business licenses from suing in state courts for breach of contract In another decision the court ruled unanimously that former employes of a bankrupt firm have the same priority in col lecting back wages as the gov ernment does in collecting in come tax withholdings Gov ernment attorneys had argued the taxwithholding claims should be given a higher pri ority The breach of contract case stemmed from a rise in cotton prices in 1973 which prompted many Mississippi farmers to break their contracts with out ofstate purchasers rorists The terrorists struck before dawn in the town of 20000 near the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan border and held the building for three hours until Israeli troops attacked The injured were taken to a hospital in Afula 15 miles away Many of them were children and all had sprains and fractures suffered when they leaped from the besieged fourstory building Our people are very emo tional about terrorists and I dont think they are responsible for their actions today said Mayor Yitzhak Kenan We have a long account to settle with the terrorists This mornings attack has strengthened Israels resolve said an aide to Premier Yitzhak Rabin The casualties of Beit Shean are an example of the peace and harmony pro jected for this country by Arafat and his band of killers He was referring to Yasir Arafats Palestine Liberation Organization whch Arab leaders have recognized as the leader of Arabs living under Israeli occupation The Popular Democratic Front a splinter Marxist Palestinian guerrilla group at odds with Arafat announced in Damascus that the raiders were members of the front It said their purpose was to force Israel to release J3 guerrillas and Hilarion Capudji of Jerusalem a Greek Catholic prelate charged with smuggling arms to Arab ter rorists France delivers fo Egypt Washington AP France has started delivering Mirage fighter bombers to Egypt a step regarded as the first1 hard evidence that Egypt is turning to France for new weapons in an effort to broaden its sources of arms Meanwhile Pentagon sources said that they have detected no dramatic increase in the level of Soviet arms shipments to Syria Israeli officials claimed last week that 20 Russian vessels were unloading weapons in the Syrian port of Latakia Egypt has received no new military equipment from the Soviet Union and only two shiploads of Soviet spare parts since last April administration sources say The Soviet ship ments arrived shortly before Egyptian President Anwar Sadat announced his country was ending its nearly 20year dependence on Russia for arms However U S analysts be lieve that a visit by Soviet Communist party chief Leonid Brezhnev to Cairo next Janu ary could result in at least a partial resumption of Russian arms deliveries to Egypt c Washington StarNews And The Associated Press Tokyo After a morning of pageantry at Japans Imperial Palace President Ford today began the unspectacular but vital task of reassuring Japan of American intentions in food and fuel di plomacy and in the handling of US nuclear armaments Toasting Hirohito at an im perial banquet Ford departed from his prepared text to say that while our paths are not always identical both Japan and the United States are united in striving for peace The meeting between Ford and the emperor to the first between a Japanese ruler and an American president on Japanese soil Though en tirely symbolic Kissinger said it was the part of Fords visit that has meaning to the Japanese people an indica tion that it was considered the most significant part of the visit With Secretary of State Hen ry A Kissinger at his side Ford then began talks with Prime Minister K a k u e i Tanaka Foreign Minister Toshiu Kimura and the Japa nese trade and finance min isters Kissinger has also scheduled separate talks with the same officials The key topics in varying degrees reflect Japanese fears that the era of the Nixon shocks to U SJapanese re the opening to China the import limits and food ex port controls of the early 70s has not ended with the demise of the Nixon administration Kissinger the architect of some of those shocks today personally briefed the massive corps of Japanese and U S newsmen here for Fords visit toot estimated at Police say juvenile ring committed 33 burglaries j ct TTnfan said the 1 By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern Illinoisan Carbondale police detectives say they have broken up a sixmember juvenile burglary ring in Carbondale that has netted an estimated police made a concerted ef fort Thursday to recover a va riety of jewels allegedly taken in July from the home of Na ttan H Azrin 1200 W Sch wartz St Carbondale Azrin told police in July that precious I Hogan said the loot that al legedly was kept by the boyi was sold at ridiculously low prices to fellow high school students or simply given away as token presents Hogan said parents of high school students should be look ing for any items regardless r tltn4 nonnrtf Area effect Is limited Story en 3 are located At that time the union demanded an acrossthe board pay hike of 60 cents an hour according to William Brummit president of the un ions Phoenix local Bus drivers also asked for a onecenta mile increase he said The old contract called for an average wage of an hour or 218 cents a mile whichever was greater Union officials blamed the strike partly on disagreement over the length of a new con tract and difficulty in bargain ing for the first time as a nationwide unit Previous con tracts had been negotiated sep arately for drivers on either tide of the Mississippi River Ford gives priority to Rocky nomination Washington AP President Ford has singled out the nomination of Nelson A Rockefeller as vice president as his top legislative priority for Congress in the remainder of 1974 Ford gave Congress a list of priorities Monday indicating he was disappointed with its nomination topped the Presi dents list and Ford said I appreciate the need for a thor ough examination of this nomination but it is in the highest national interest that I urge speedy confirmation The eSnate Rules Commit tee completed its reopened hearings on the nomination Monday and Chairman Howard W Cannon DNev scheduled Ing Cloudy colder tonight with a chance of showers low in the mid or upper 30s Wednes day cloudy windy and colder high around50 Variable cloud iness Thursday Cloudy skies Friday and Saturday daily highs in the 40s lows in the 30s INDEX Classifiid Comics TV Bridge Crowword 5 4 14 910 14 Sports been sent w States Atty Howard Hood prosecution Hood declined on the case today Capt Edward Hogan Car bondale police operations com mander said 33 burglaries are involved the last of which was reported earlier this month Detectives began working on the case in July but did not make a major break until Nov 6 when two of the juveniles allegedly involved in all of the 33 burglaries were taken into custody Detectives Kent Parrish and Tom Busch toured Carbondale and parts of Jackson County with the two suspects learning of each burglary location the mode of entry and the type and quantity of merchandise taken Hogan said curred The boys allegedly threw the jewels in the LakeontheCam pus at Southern Illinois Univer sity A search of the lake bot tom area Thursday however produced none of the stolen loot police said Other searches including that of more than a quarter mile of storm sewers on Car bondales southwest side also have produced no recovered merchandise Hogan said the boys told po lice much of the stolen loot that could not be sold or which did not seem even worth giving away to friends at the high school was discarded in the reportedly to Texas Mails nygau said And we are not inclined to prosecute Recov ery of the merchandise will be made in strict confidence if parents so wish he said Five of the 33 burglaries were committed outside the city two on the SIU campui and three in Jackson County Court presentations by Hood are expected by Monday Hog an said Whether the boys will be tried as adults is up to Hood not the police Four 16 yearolds a 15yearold and one 14yearold are implicated The search for additional merchandise will continue as police gain any new informa tion In several cases the burgl ary victims never reported the thefts because some thought the thefts insignificant while others were unaware their homes had even been burglarii ed police said   

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