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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                010175 62525 PUBLICATION OWICI Carbondale 710 N Illlrwh 1113 Wilmrt Htrrbi 212 N lift MNo 2U1Se a Copy 4 SeeHAi 40 J Frit HtirM Mmul WEDNESDAY NOV 20 1974 Aimers fine up for food stomps Mora than 400 linod up oariy today to apply for food stamps at a special center set up atthe West Frankfort National Guard Armory Public aid officials estimated thty could handle about 200 appli cations a day Story en page 1 Ford angers miners with nomination Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington In the midst of extremely contract negotiations between miners and the coal Industry President Ford has angered the United Mine Workers by resubmitting the nomination of a federal mine safety official detested by the UMW With coal miners already on Ford resubmitted to Congress Monday the appoint ment of James M Day as head of the Mine Enforcement and Safety Administration The action prompted an irate telegram to the White House from UMW president Arnold Miller who urged the withdrawal of the nomination and demanded a meeting with Ford Union officials said that the Day nomination tended to undercut Miller at a time when he is trying to convince the UMW bargaining council to approve the contract settle ment he made with industry representatives Millers optimism about early acceptance of the proposal to end the nationwide coal strike now in its ninth day wan ed UMW SecretaryTreasurer Harry Patrick said Tuesday there now is a 5050 chance the unions bargaining council will turn down the tentative agree ment Hie 38member bargaining council which must approve the pact before it can be sub mitted for rank and file ratification met again today in closed session to consider the proposal The council members postponed their scheduled meeting Tuesday after return ing from the funeril in Alabama for UMW official Agents Drug use growing Downstate Illegal use of drugs has mushroomed in rural Illi nois and infested local school systems says Richard Pariser director of the Southern Illinois Metropolitan Enforcement Group A concerted investigation by from the two such unite to Carbondale and Peoria re cently was completed In Gar bondale Pariser said Carbondale was found to breakinbulk center a regional distribution center for marijuana and hallucinogenic drugs Pariser says Pariser said large shipments mostly marijuana arrive in the Carbondale area generally from the southwest are broken into smaller quantities and then shipped to various points throughout the state for street distribution Unless the rampant sale of drugs curbed within two years have a serious hero in problem said Jerry La Crow executive director of the MEG directors find traffic in rural areas Narcotics Activity Regional Control Squad covering a six county area of western and central Illinois Since they began operating in July NARCS agents have pieced together a drug traffic picture that includes rural drug hideouts ringed with lookouts marijuanaloaded vans filtering in from Mexico and tavern hangouts where hard drugs are used and sold LaGrow has also come up with some tentative assess ments of how the drug market works and some of them chal lenge commonly held notions about narcotics operations For example a surprisingly large amount of the traffic is centered in the smaller rural communities rather than larg er cities LaGrow says the drug peddlers feel safer in these ru ral areas Despite the numerous col leges and universities in the Peoria area it is apparently local residents and not college students who are the major dealers in hard drugs The local kids seem to have the contacts said LaGrow Drugs for sale in the six counties are brought in from outside the area Hard drugs are brought in from Macomb Chicago and Carbondale and from St Louis and Iowa La Grow said Hard drugs commonly circu lated among young adults or teenagers out of school in clude heroin cocaine angel dust amphetamines and down ers High school students most commonly use PCP and LSD La Grow said Phone workers shell I Olldl accept contract inLebanon General Telephone Co of Uli nois workers have voted to end their 26day strike against the company Supervisory employ es will continue to maintain service until the strikers re reject by the supply service and construction workers In Local 51 it was 750 to accept and 336 to reject Operators and service office workers in Southern Illinois voted 199 to 115 to reject the workers will receive an and 64 to reject ef thenew contract pires Oct 201976 The company said operators and business office employes will receive a 293 per cent increase The contract also pro vides a 25 per cent improve ment in the pension plan and additional vacation benefits the company said Under the old contract serv icemen earned a starting sala of an hour with a Hop at Operators earned a base salary of with a top of A majority of the workers In Southern Illinois members of Local 702 of the Internation al Brotherhood of Electrical Workers at West Frankfort votedagainst the companys offer Members of IBEW Local 51 In Springfield voted heavily in favor of accepting the offers to make the totals 896 to 724 for a contract for supply ser vice and construction workers and 450 and 263 for the contract for operators and service of fice personnel In Southern Illinois the vote was 146 to accept and 388 to si affairs said strikerspare expected to be ft b t uie J new wage f i g also be a 42 Mnt mcrease m fringe ben efits such as insurance mj pension payments Logan said Fair and colder tonight low mid to upper30s Thursday mostly sunny high in 50s INDEX Classified 3437 Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 39 4 f7 3738 M2 By the Associated Press Israel shelled suspected Arab guerilla bases in Lebanon through the night after a ter rorist suicide raid left four Israelis dead at the border town of Beit Shean However the shelling was not considered a direct reprisal for the raid Military sources and border residents said Israeli guns have been pump ing shells nightly into southern Lebanon in an attempt to pin down bases there of the Palestinian guerillas Lebanese government sources said their army was on the alert for retaliatory Israeli raids across the border Premier Rashid Solh said Israel always invents pretexts to attack Lebanon although we have repeatedly declared that we are not responsible for guerrillas raids Solh said his government had taken defensive measures to protect Lebanon and all residents including the 18 Palestinian refugee camps in the country Israel and the Palestinian guerrillas traded threats of new attacks on each other in the wake of theTuesday raid at Beit Shean in which the three Palestinian raiders also were killed Israeli gunboats were reported cruising off the coast of southern Lebanon where the have made two attacks in the past three Samuel E Littlefield who was fatally shot during a holdup here The strike idling the 120000 UMW members who mine 70 per cent of the nations soft coal also has resulted in layoffs of 17435 workers in related steel and railroad in dustries Spokesmen report that US Steel has laid off 13700 workers and Bethlehem Steel 175 employes because of the strike la addition 1500 Penn Central employes and 1400 Norfolk and Western Railroad workers are out of jobs Smaller lay offs have been reported by Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad A spokesman for the Ten nessee Valley Authority said the utility may announce a plan for mandatory cutbacks in electricity by early next week Patrick said Tuesday The officers feel we have gotten the very best contract we can The membership had a right to ex pect a large increase and I think its in there UMW officials predicted after the tentative agreement was reached last week that it would be accepted by Hie bargaining council and the union mem bers However some mine workers are voicing pessimism about fte tentadve agree ment To limit the strike to three weeks the union would have to present the miners with a ten tative agreement for ratifica tion no later than this weekend Government economists havfe estimated that a strike lasting as long as four weeks would result in as many as 400000 layoffs and cause major disruptions to the economy Ford threatens veto of strip mine proposal Boy flown to US Napoleon Leehoko Jr 14 aft stands beside his mother and talks with newsmen at subur ban Dulles International Air port in Washington DC early today after his arrival from Manila The boys father held the Philippine ambassador at gunpoint in the Washington chancery until an agreement was made to fly the boy here early Tuesday AP Wirephoto Washington AP A long congressional stalemate over efforts to pro tect the environment from the ravages of strip mining ap pears to have ended but the proposed bill now faces a possible presidential veto House and Senate conferees Who have been struggling with the legislation since last August seem close to approv ing a final compromise version A vote was scheduled for to day on the last major unresolved issue protection of the rights of surface land owners where the federal government owns the underly ing coal Conference leaders say they have engineered a compromise that will end a monthslong deadlock over this issue But a new threat to the bill arose Tuesday when conferees were handed a letter from Interior Secretary Robers C B Morton warning that the bill might be vetoed if major modifications arent made Morton claimed the bill con tained unnecessarily rigid regulations that would reduce national coal production at a time when the country is trying to become energy selfsuffi cient Initial reaction of con ference leaders was to ignore the warning The Senate has passed an billion mass transit subsidy bill that could help hold down fares of local transit sys tems The bill approved Tuesday by a 6417 vote would for the first time make federal funds available to subsidize the operations of subways com muter rail lines and systems The measure which is sup ported by President Ford and most of nations mayors now goes to the House where a procedural wrangle kept it from coming to the floor earlier in the session Sen Charles H Percy Rffl voted with the majority Tues day on two bills the mass transit measure and one which tabled and killed an amend ment designed to weaken federal efforts to desegregate schools The desegregation ac tion was approved 4336 Sen Adlai Stevenson was absent for the voting Tapes show Mitchell wouldnt take blame Washington AP The Watergate coverup trial jury today heard another chapter in acontinuing How John Mitchell refused to take the blame for Watergate despite presidential pressure that he do so The jurors were again transported back in time reels of tape to April 14 1973 when John D Ehrlichman reported how Mitchell received the Richard that he accept the Watergate heat He lobbed mudballs at the White House at every op portunity Ehrlichman is heard telling Nixon after his unsuccessful effort He is an innocent man in his heart and in his mind and he does not intend to move off that position Ehrlichman reported He said if Im indicted it is going to be very hard but I cant let people get away with this kind of thing I am just going to have to defend myself every way I can April 141973 was a Saturday the beginning of a weekend in which Nixon was totally oc cupied with the Watergate scandal that then was hitting the pressure point with then White House Counsel John W Dean IH and 1972 Nixon cam paign aide Jeb Stuart Magruder spilling the story to prosecutors This is the eighth week of the trial of Ehrlichman Mitchell H R Haldeman and reelection committee aides Robert C Mardian and Kenneth W Parkinson on coverup con spiracy charges 96 on German plane survive 61 dead or missing in crash of jetliner Nairobi Kenya AP A German 747 jetliner crashed and burned today oo take off from Nairobi airport and Lufthansa officials said 55 persons were dead and six missing It was the first fatal plunge of a Boeing jumbo The West German airlines Nairobi manager Helmuth Wolff said 96 of the 157 persons aboard survived the crash Fifty of these he said were virtually unhurt At least two Ameicans were among the survivors Luf thansas Frankfurt office reported They were identified as Susan Mary Seaholm of San Pedro Calif and Thomas Scott whose home town was not immediately known Wolff said there were 139 passengers aboard most of them Germans and 18 crew members He said previous death figures announced by Ke n y a s communications minister Omolo Okero were incorrect Lufthansa said they had no immediate indication of the cause of the crash but added that the jumbo jets flight recorder had been recovered Witnesses said the plane ap parently lost power shortly after take off on the final leg of a Frankfurt to Johannesburg South Africa flight and its tail section struck an embankment breaking the plane into a dozen pieces A policeman said the Luf thansa pilot emerged from the cockpit saying It has hap pened He said a stewardess in shock kept tearing her hair screaming Official sources said five members of the crew survived including the pilot and copilot R S Virdee a Lufthansa employe who saw the crash said The plane reached an altitude of not more than 200 feet when it started sinking and fen to the ground It hit a large embankment and went plowing through the field The tail section came apart and burst into flames The rest of the plane was totally disintegrated There have been a number of minor incidents involving the 747 but todays disaster was the first major crash of the giant plane which went into service in January 1970 Ford TonaJca issue communique IJf U m I W USJapan agree fuel cooperation needed fiii4Ai uMrmMi wirti Tokyo AP President Ford and Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka agreed today on the need to enhance cooperation among the oilcon suming nations while seeking to maintain harmony in their relations with the oilexporting countries In a joint communique issued after two days of talksbetween Ford and top Japanese of ficials the President and the prime minister said The United States and Japan recognize the need for a more efficient and rational utilization and distribution of world Realizing Importance of stable supplies of energy at reasonable prices they will seek in a manner suitable to their economies to expand and diversify energy supplies develop new energy sources and conserve on the use of scarce fuels The communique said that both countries attach great importance to enhancing cooperation among consuming countries and they intend in concert with other nations to pursue harmonious relations with producing nations Both countries agree that further international cooperative ef forts are necessary to forestall an economic and financial crisis The pledge of cooperative Action appeared to represent a concession by the Japanese who are 99 per cent dependent on imported oil and in fee past seemed ready to go it alone in dealing with theArab na tions But the communique stopped far short of Mapanese ac ceptance of Secretary of State Henry A Kissingers proposal last week that Japan tte United States Canada and Western Europe forge a com mon front before dealing with the oilexporting countries on price and supply questions The communique also declared that Japan and the United States remain com mitted to their international pledges to avoid actions which adversely affect the economies of other nations Sidestepping the touchy political question here of US Navy ships visiting Japanese ports without unloading their nuclear weapons the com munique saidr The United States and Japan recognize the need for dedicated efforts by all coun tries to pursue additional limitation and arms reduction measures in particular cm trols over nuclear armaments One of Fords major objec tives in his meeting with Soviet leader Leonid I Brezhnev in Vladivostok later this week will be to clear the way for pro gress in AmericanSoviet armi limitation negotiations Ford flies to the ancient im perial capital of Kyoto Thurs day and will fly from there to Seoul South Korea Friday for a days stay before going to Vladivostok   

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