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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphyiboro 1113 Hwrln 212 N Uth Volwm 12No 28315e Copy mrrln BMy THURSDAY NOV2V W4 New bid opposed Charleston United Mine Workers Presi dent Arnold Miller sajd today that he would returnto the negotiating table in Washington details on a new contractproposal aimedat set tlingthe nationwidecoalstrike Millercametotheheartof the coal fields to explainhis 1 tentativf agree coapmdustry lead jers expressediiogposition to a bid by the UMW to rework parts of the contract down pact deadlock looms in strike hot Mormed us they wont go bacF to the UMW President Miller right Gene Mitchell Benton District 12 bargaining council member talk with newsmen Operators said themJheibperators flbnot in tend to reopentalksfBut Miller AP Wirephoto iBaid thatVthY operatorshave Arriving for a news confer confronted by a sniall group of miners sever al of whom expressed dissatis faction terms of the tentative agreenient and with the lack of detailed irif or matipn about it Miller explained that the ten tative contract contains neither a righttostrike ribr anostrike point that has caused complaints among miners Grievance procedures should avoid the need forany local strikes Miller added latest snag emerged Wednesday evening and seem ed certain to push the strike into afourth week The gov ernmenthasestimated that a fourweek strike would cause at least 400000 layoffs in coalre lated industries The UMWs 38member bar gaining council recommended that union officers return the proposed contract to the bar gaining table for some minor adjustments before it is sub mitted to the 120000 striking miners for ratification The strike now in its 10th day has already idled more than 17000 workers in the steel and railroad industries Steel industry officials warned on Wednesday of more layoffs while in Ohio authorities asked utilities to prepare for possible power cutbacks A prolonged coal strikealso is likely to bring government intervention Until now the Ford administration has main tained a handsoff policy but public pressure for some form of action is expected to mount as the economic impact of the strike worsens In the meantime the Presi dents chief labor trouble shooter W J Usery Jr was understood to be in touch with both sides in an effort to break the new stalemate Rankandfile opposition to the contract has increased since it was initialed last Wed nesday by Miller who at first predicted no trouble in winning membership approval Nixon knew hush moneyM ing Washington AP Former President Richard M Nixon knew 16 months before he resigned that he had incriminated himself in dis cussing hush money with former White House counsel John W Dean III according to White House tapes played to day at the Watergate coverup trial An April 25 1973tape made public the first time today showed Nixon feared that Dean had himself taperecorded a meeting at which Nixon said 1 million could be raised for the original Watergate defend ants The April 25 tapes is of a meeting between Nixon and coverup defendant H R Haldeman In that conversation five days before Haldemans own resignation as White House chief of staff Haldeman gave Nixon a report on a March 21 1973 meeting among Nixon Haldeman and Dean After a long recounting of the March21 meeting Haldeman suggested that Dean not Nix on had been pushing for ap proval of the hushmoney pay ments Nixon interrupted to say I said a million dollars With a million dollars unintelligible clemency You couldnt do it til after the 74 elections Then Nixon declared em phatically thats an incrimi nating thing His Deans word against the Presidents Twice as the conversation Tope reveals he eared aide had recorded conversations Leffler may be state witness Thomas Leffler currently on suspension as chief security officer at Southern Illinois Uni versity at Carbondale may be come a state witness to testify against Danilo Orescanin a former university vice presi dent Both men have been indicte ed on charges of tampering with public records in a scheme to buy liquor for functions at the university The indication surfaced today in public records filed by States Atty Howard Hood in a motion to split the cases into separate charges against both men The motion said Leffler has made a statement implicating Orescanin The statement says Leffler will be called as a wit ness on behalf of the state In the trial against Orescanin The jury trial is scheduled to start Dec 11 Neither Leffler nor Orescanin could be reach ed for comment this morning The motion to sever the two cases was also signed b y James Lawder of the legal firm of Wolff Jones and Law der of Murphysboro The firm took over the Leffler defense earlier this month Hood was not available this morning for comment on the extent of the statement by Leff ler or any anticipated action on the charges against Leffler Hood was in a grand jury session all morning Judge Peyton Kunce set a hearing for 11 am Monday on the motion to sever and on any other motions in the case Kunce notified attorneys for all parties that any other mo tions relating to either defen dant would have to be filed by Friday Also to be heard Monday is a motion by Murphysboro at torney David Watt Jr now Orescanins attorney asking the court to order the states at torneys office to provide a bill of particulars against Orescan in Orescanin and Leffler were indicted by a Jackson County grand jury July 25 on charges of tampering with public re cords continued Nixon wondered out loud whether Dean had taped the crucial March 21 meeting I just wonder if the sonof a bitch had a recorder on him Nixon said I didnt notice any but I wasnt looking The day after the March 21 meeting when Dean told Nixon million would be needed a payment was made to Watergate conspirator E Fairs push tor betting in 1975 William Hayes II president of Hayes Fair Acres in Du Quoin said he will tijy to get legislation through the General Assembly to allow betting at horse races at nextyearsDu Quoin State Fair V Hayessaid today that parK mutuel betting at necessary for the future eco nomic survival ofthe Hayes said he would through the governors office and other avenues to get the right kind of adopted Hayes hopes to have some surprises for fair goers next year but said the whole thing depends on whether betting is allowed An attempt also will be made next year to bring parimutuel betting to the Illinois State Fair saysSupt Paul King King told the Fairs Board bf Advisors Wednesday that he hasnt yet found a sponsor for legislation Passage would be necessary early next year to secure racing dates for the 1975 fair Howard HuritVlawyer i Apirl i cooperating with prosecutors investigating the fWatergate matter i The tape1 of 25 trial today shows that former White House aide John D Ehrlieh irian told Nixon that Deans testimony could easily lead to in J Ehrlichmah like Haldeman a defendant in the coverup trial also resigned five days later Dean was fired at the same time conversations heard today at the trial Nixon Ehrlichman and Haldeman discussed how to handle the problenipf Dean having begun cooperating with federal pro secutors investigating gate The tapes are thelast majprTblocxfevidence in the prosecutipnSCase prosecution is scheduled to complete the presentation of its case one of three conver sations 1973 Ehr lichman disclosedsome ap I parehtknowledge6f the exist Constimetprites up enceof the White Housetaping system Ehrlichmans lawyers have said he was unaware that con versations about the coverup were being recorded inside Nixons Oval Office rtapeplayed at the trial Wednesday disclosed that Nix ononce considered justifying paid the original Watergate defendants by saying the money was intended to keep them from talking to reporters A tape of an April 17 1973 1 conversation among Nixon Haldeman and Ehrlichman shows Nixon as saying the White House could say Our purpose was to keep them the original Watergate defendants from talking to the press US fries fb strip wasniijgiunfuirr terestcoslsr clothingsugar Clothing cerealand fc bakery prod food surge phone grip The increase in the Consumer Price Index was smaller cent was than that iby declines inj Gasoline priceswere down 27 per cent during the month andtheiiverage costper gallon 57 cents forllpremiiim the ofinflatioh in their pur chases The overall increase in con sumer prices in the last 12 months has been 122 per cent the biggest 12month increase since a 126 per cent price rise in figures pushed the 10 per cent marli liis year with the increase from January through October now totaling 106 per cent The Labor Department said Americans in October were paying higher pricefc for new and used cars mortgage in Prices pf poultry arid fish were reported down one per cent during October followingtwo months of increases The decHnes for beef especially were larger than usual TheJConsumer Price Index in Octofestobjdat meaning thatgoo4sthat 1967 on the average Y In a7companioncTepbrt the Department reported that worlceVs had threetenths of one per cent less earnings to spendTn October ffian they did iriSeptember Washington CAP TheJustice Department has Jgone to courtto strip the Bell System of its 60yearold grip the nations telephone in dustry in a move to spur com ipetition arid drive phone rates The against the American Tele phoneSlid Telegraph Co sig naledthe beginhihg of a years long government battle to carve up the worldslargest privately owned corporation into competing enterprises claimed that contrary totiie departments goal a government victory would push rphonerates up ThecQmpany is die biggest one the government has ever up The suit is only the second in recent his tory in which the government has attempted a major re structuring of Van industry dominatedbyobecompany or a handful of companies Ford fours I Ill fl Mechanica Official business concluded PresidentFord turned tourist today in Japans former capital and ancient cultural center visiting shrines and temples and dmjngflpth tatoteenage Apprentice geishas in attend ance Hundreds ofleftist demon strators opposed to the Presi dents visit to Japan and to the government of Prune Minister Tanaka marched in Kyoto s streets into the night But Ford got only fleeting afew ofthem and they were grinning despite ffieirraised clenched fists AllinaU it was a relaxed pleasant day for the chief executive Fordsaidhe wasenjoying learning some thing about the history and culture of Japan Its simplicity inspiresone to make the mostof what you have he commented woes newpapers Mechanical difficulties delay ed delivery of the Southern Dli noisan to most readers Wednes day We regret the inconvenience and appreciate the patience and understanding shown by subscribers circulation man ager Frank Aldridge said 20 demonstrators taken from embassy Seoul AP Riot police enteied the U S Embassy compound today and dragged away more than 20 Korean women demonstrating foi the release of their sons and husbands imprisoned for anti government activities the partment said an American priest arrested It identified him as the Rev James Sinnott a Maryknoll away in a policesvehicle TheState Departttienfsaid South Korean jpoliceviolated Fair tonight low around 40 mostly sunny and warmer high around 60 Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday chance of showers lows 40s and highs 50s Sunday and Mon day fair Warmer Monday highs 50s lows 30s Classified INDEX B B 8 Editorials 1 Family living Shrimp pop rff Fordxhopitlek at Kyoto dinnerp goyernmem acuviues oum in protesterslater were reportedthe diplomaticimmunity of the Records embassy compound ftearrests 2528 31 4 2829 Ml 29 Frank Cobin checks office records after burglary Photo by Jeff Van Scoyk Ambush foils Dowell robbery By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern minoisan We had more cops here last night than Kojaks got We had quite a time said Frank Cobin eldest of four brothers who own Cobins Sal vage Yard in Dowell Thirtyone state and local police officers headed by Il linois Bureau of Investigation IBI agents foiled an armed robbery attempt by three gun men at Cobins home near the salvage yard IBI Asst Supt Robert Bul lock in Springfield said his agents received a tip earlier Wednesday that an armed rob bery attempt would be made in the Du Quoin area Based on that information personnel from the IBI and Illinois State Police Districts 13 and 25 were joined by police from the Jackson County sher iffs department Du Quoin police Carbondale police and theSouthern Illinois Metropo litan Enforcement Group Surveillance teams were or ganized as the armed trio made its way to Dowell Bullock said the gunmen were followed nearly all the way from the East St Louis area by state police aircraft and cars By late Wednesday after noon IBI agents had gained additional information pinpoint ins the robbery attempt at the salvage yard Cobin his sister Ann Stepson three brothers John Charlesand George and Frank Cobins son James Ric hard were sent to the sisters home Bullock said IBI agents set up an ambush in the Cobin home and waited until about pm when the gunmeni car drove up to the house Wearing a ski mask and carrying a 380 caliber auto matic pistolone of the trio forced his way into the house and announced the armed rob bery only to be confronted by another announcement that his victims were IBI agents also heavily armed Another gunman standing on the front porch of the house with a 16gauge sawedoff shot gun put down his weapon when theagents identified themsel ves No shots were fired Bullock said The three men were held in Jackson County jail at Mur physboro today The police id entified the suspects as Allen D Tobin 32 and Franklin Gene Crockett 28 both of 4028A Botanical St Louis and Fred EDavis 42 of 990 N 38th Ave East St Louis Charges pending include at tempted armed robbery unlaw ful possession of a sawedoff shotgun and possession of a firearm by a felon A fourth suspect unrelated to the three in custody is being sought for a burglary attempt made at the salvage yard office Wednesday Authorities believe the at tempt was made about the same time Tobin Crockett and Davis allegedly made their armed robbery attempt An automobile reported sto len Wednesday from Nashville was recovered near the sal vage yard office Inside the office a file cabinet was found ransacked and damaged Authorities believe the burglar left the area on foot Nothing of value was taken Cobin said   

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