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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 26, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICI 718 N Illinois 1113 Walnut Hirrln 212 N Uth Volume 82No a Copy Offshore oil Hlinoisan 010175 2 Section Journal Murphyjboro indnwiKfcnt TUESDAY NOV M W4 DECATUR 62525 ur Washington AP A Senate study urged today that the Interior Department keep oil and gas development out of untouched offshore areas unless it can prove their de velopment would be both nec essary and safe The study of offshore oil leasing was the first report by the staff of the Senates Na tional Ocean Policy Study chairman Sen Ernest F Rollings DS C issued it to news media The staff study sharply criti cized the Interior Departments present management of off shore oil leases and its plans to lease some 10 million offshore acres in 1975 doubling in a single year the acreage leased during the past 20 years The staff study concluded that Interior has too little in Senafe study advises waiting to prove necessity sohty of proposed leasing program formation to justify or manage such a vast leasing program and said it should be scaled down to a more realistic lease target based on sound man agement practices for publicly owned resources The report suggested that the federal government itself should explore its new offshore areas and find out where oil and gas are located rather than leasing new unexplored areas to oil companies at wbat may later turn out to be bar gainbasement prices The Interior Department agreed Monday to postpone for 60 days the public hearings it had scheduled for December on the environmental impacts of its planned 10millionacre leasing program for 197S Thepostponementcame at the urging of theState of Cali fornia which said too little time had been allowed to study the 1300page draft environ mental impact statement pub lished by Interior last Oct 21 Interior Secretary Rogers C B Morton has indicated the full 10 million acres might not be leased tot Interiorwas plann ing to include lease offerings in frontier off the Atlan tic and1 Pacific coasts and in the Gulf of Alaska The new Senate staff report urged however that no leas ing shouldoccur in frontier areas until the Interior De partment demonstrates that such leasing is clearly neces sary and in the public in terest It said the coastal states should be given nine months and emergency federal grants to conduct their own studies of offshore oil and its impacts on them The study further said en vironmental baseline studies detailing offshore conditions in thi absence of oil operations should be finished before new areas are leased and any leasing schedule should begin with the areas of least environmentalrisk and potential dis vThe Interior Departments proposed leadingschedule for 1975 includes frontier leasing in the Gulf of Alaska rated highest in environmental risk by the Council on Environ mental Quality but eagerly sought by the oil industry for exploration UMW council considers new pact c New York Times Washington The leadership of the United j Mine Workers tried again today to persuade the unions 38 member bargaining council to accept a coal industry contract offer that could end the nations miners strike in about two weeks Therewere no assurances that the council the militancy of whose rank and file consti tuents in the coal fields re portedly has increased during the 14day strike would vote to approve the new industry pro posal when it meets here in the afternoon A second rejection would have the gravest conse quences The new contract language agreed upon Sunday night was described by informed officials as containing an overall 8 per cent rise in total costs to the coal operators over and above the approximately 63 per cent Increase in the tentative set tlement reached on Nov 13 The earlier settlement was re Gravest consequences forecast if council rejects contract jected by the union bargaining council last Wednesday by a vote of 37 to 1 Because of the uncertainty about the councils vote preparations for the ratification meeting here were conducted with secrecy and delicacy It could not be officially con firmed for example that W J Usery Jr director of the Fed eral Mediation and Conciliation Service might appear before the bargaining council to plead for approval of the new indus try offer that he had helped to bring into being during Sun days hectic day of renego tiation The UMWs traditional ab horrence of government Inter vention in collective bargaining particularly an invocation of the provision of the TaftHart ley Act that would force the miners to return to work during an 80day cooling off period gave the tentative plan to have Usery appearbefore the council members unusual sig nificance Usery is known tbbe counseling the Ford admin istration againstahy Taft Hartley threat toward the union In the past striking union coal miners have Ignored backtowork Injunctions whichonly hard ened their determination not to work Usery is well thought of by the UMW bureaucracy More over his standing with the was jprobably enhanced by thesudden intervention in the bargaining Sunday by Treasury Secretary William E Simon whose actions made him bitterly unpopular with coal union officials For one thing Simon was reported to have particularly angered UMW President Ar nold R Miller by violating an agreement to avoid comment to newsmen on the new settlement and to let Miller makethe an nouncement Emerging first from the negotiating head quarters at the HayAdams Hotel Simon described he new agreement as a major im provement Then Monday morning he appeared on NBC Today shoWj acknowledging indirectly that the contract proposal now provides a more than 50 per cent increase Transit measure signed Washington AP President Ford today signed the National Mass Transpor tation Assistance Act that will provide billion over the next six years in capital and operating aid for mass transit systems around the coun try At an East Room ceremony with congressmen mayors and governors attending the Presi dent said that the new bill will provide federal funds to meet transit needs for the rest of the decade Ford said it was done at a cost which is not infla tionary The bill marks the first time federal funds have been used to finance transit operations as opposed to buying equipment or building transit systems It authorizes billion in op crating subsidies over the period 197580 This aid also could be used by cities for capital im provements to transit systems President briefs congressional leaders Thurmond sees approval of USSoviet arms pact Washington AP President Ford briefed con gressional leaders today on his hopes for an arms accord with the Soviets and Sen J Strom Thurmond RS C indicated he thinks the projected agree ment would win Senate ap proval Thurmond a frequent critic of U S negotiations with the Soviet Union said that if a final agreement emerpes that mir rors Fords description of it the Senate probably would vote to approve it The South Carolina senator declined to reveal the still secret numbers involved in Fords Vladivostok verbal agreement with lieonid I Brezhnev Sunday But he acknowledged that if a final agreement is worked out each country would be limited to less than 2500 long range missiles and bombers each Thurmond said there would be no onsite inspection to Index 13li Cloudy windy with showers likely tonight low 36 to 42 Wednesday cloudy chance of showers high around 50 Partly cloudy Thursday and Friday Ciaulfitd Comlei TV Bridge Croitword W Editorials 4 Family Hvlnfl Record 1617 11U Weather details map 16 YooHi guaranteeobservance of the agreement and said that dis turbs me somewhat However he said Ford contended U S intelligence capabilities make inspection unneces sary The South Carolinian said more precise terms of the Vladivostok accord would be made public in about a week He said Ford would not make any further public an nouncement on the subject until then because he does not want to do anything that would up get the agreement Fords briefing with Demo cratic and Republican mem bers of the House and Senate also included key members from both parties on the con gressional Foreign Affairs Armed Services and Appropri ations committees But it did not include the prime admin istration critic on nuclear weapons policy Sen Henry M Jackson DWash Isnt that pretty ary Simon was asked Well the secretary re plied we must recognize that inflation is one of the major problems that we have in this country today and that the real wages in the past year have declined for all workers in tha United States And there has to be some recognition of that fact taken in every settlement The revised wage scale was increased from 9 per cent in the first year of a threeyear agreement with 3 per cent in each succeeding year to 10 per centin the first year 4 per cent in the second year and 3 per cent in the third The dollar increase for the average UMW miner who earned abut a day before taxes under the old contract would have been a day higher under the rejected Nov 13 formula and would be a day under the orders delayed Washington AP A delay has been ordered for implementing the governments sweeping new food labeling regulations be cause of fears they would fuel inflation The Food and Drug Admin istration said Monday its 42 relabeling rules will become effectivenext June 30 rather than on Dec 31 Even so the agency said 95 per cent of food labels are ex pected to meet the earlier deadline Commissioner Alexander M Schmidt said the delay was granted in response to Presi dent Fords directive to weigh the impact of regulations on inflation andthe plight of a small percentage of food com panies which were experienc ing difficulties in making the changes There goes the dinner France Coppa on a bore N Y Th vry faand day are now a turkey Hi coop at Drag Thanksgiving dmnr ddnt get Wr ottaY Turkey Farm in Marl Integrity guidance1 Haldeman relied on Nixon lawyer tells Watergate jury Washington AP The jury in the Watergate coverup trial was asked by H R Haldemans lawyer today to understand his reliance on the integrity and guidance of Richard Nixon inweighing the obstruction of justice charges against the former White House chief of staff As the lawyer for former At ty Gen John N Mitchell did before him Haldemans attor ney John J Wilson painted Haldeman an innocent man who had no intention to obstruct justice in the Water gate affair Delivering his opening state ment Wilson outlined for the jury what he called chapters in the Watergate story begin ning with the breakin plann ing the immediate Watergate aftermath the defendants need for money and the in Haldemans control that eventually went to the Water gate defendants Mitchells lawyer William G Hundley had told the jury Monday that Mitchell was a fall guy whose loyalty and belief in his president kept him from the whistle on the Nixon White House The evi dence will show clearly the was not recipro cated Hundley added Wilson began with the meeting that John W Dean III had with Haldeman in January or February 1972 at a time when Mitchell had rejected two breakin and bugging plans Both agree that there was a declaration between them that Mr Dean should stay out of the matter entirely Wilson said Of the meetings a week after the June 17 1972 breakin in which suggestions were made that the CIA should tell the FBI to discontinue looking into the source of in laundered campaign money Wilson sail there was a genuine concern that CIA operations might be imperiled On the matter of raising money for the originalWater gate defendants Wilson said it was represented to Haldeman by Dean that the money was for attorney fees family sup port or bail money and if you believe Mr Haldeman on that he is not a conspirator to ob struct justice Wilson said Haldemans position on the money is that he never knew it to be used for improper purposes He said Haldeman ordered several times that the he had reserved for polling and advertising be turned back to the reelection committee after the election and that its ulti mate use as hush money was wholly withoutconsent or knowledge of Mr Halde man Failure to enforce equality laws Illinois chamber president says labor has done abetfer fob Businessmen urged to tell their side Womens groups NEA sue federal departments t By Karen Rothe Of The Southern lUinoisan Business people by being too complacent have lost many friends in the state and nation al legislature to organized la bor the president of the state Chamber of Commerce said in Carbondale Monday Labor has done a better job than businessmen in using the political and legislative pro cess Lester W Brann Jr told an audience of about 60 at a Southern Illinois Inc dinner For example this year 125 laborbacked candidates were elected to the state House of Representatives he said Labor has provided the can didates with money campaign workers and other support while business has failed to be there when its support was needed Brann said In the future Brann said business people must try hard er to give legislators a better briefing on their side of im portant issues Brann said mat business leaders must work to combat misapprehensions and general distrust on the part of the public Weve got a story to tell and there arent a lot of natural believers out there he said A survey recently showed that many persons think busi ness profits run as high as 35 per cent that most adver tising is misleading and that quality of products is getting worse Brann said An increased demand for regulation has led to such leg islation as the Occupational Safety and Health Act and wage and hours legislation This kind of legislation is based on the presumption that business will not sibly unless it is regulated by government a premise that is not necessarily true he said But the regulations have caused trouble for small busi nessmen many of who say they spend half their time reacting to government demands Brann said Another bad effect of the anitbusiness feeling is that it inhibits growth which is bad ly needed if thecountrys eco nomy is going torecover he said I am a firm believer that unless American succeeds we wont the problems of mflationw reces sion The itate Chamber o Conv merce Brann heads is an organization of about 19000 businessmen Inother Southern 10 members for 19751977 to its SOrmember Board of Directors The 10 are Harry Beneke Marion banker Robert L Chaplin Herrin comptroller for the Norge Co Clifford Downen Herrin farmer and businessman Paul Gayer Zeig ler businessman and adminis trative assistant to congress manelect Paul Simon Clyde Heaton Marion division man ager of the central Illinois Pub lie Service Co Chester Lewis MVernon banker Larry Per rotto West Frahkjort new s paper editor George Schanzle Carmibanker Jerry Smith Quoin attorney and Martin Van Metre Cirbondala taster W Brann Jr Washington StarNews Washington Four womens rights groups and the National Education Association filed suit in federal court here today charging that the Departmentsof Health Education and Welfare and Labor have failed to enforce antisex discrimination laws aainst colleges and school ji the firstclassaction suit of its kind the organizations maintain that the two depart ments have violated the anti sex bias laws by not cutting off millions of dollars of federal funds to schools and colleges found guilty of sex discrimi nation The suit asks the federal court to order the departments to promptly issue regulations on sex bias to begin concen trated enforcement programs andto use its sixyearold power to cut off federal funds where necessary Besides the 16 millionmem ber NEA the suit was brought by the National Organization for Women Womens Equity Action League Federation of Professional Women and American Women in Science The 45page complaint in the case charges that three laws have been largely ignored by the government Presidential executive orders first issued in 1968 re quiring the Labor Department to cut off federal contracts or grants to any institution prac ticing sex discrimination in employment The Labor De partment has delegated en forcement responsibility to HEWs Office of Civil Rights Title IX of the 1972 educa tion amendment for which HEW expects early next year to issue 2nal regulations It prohibits sex discrimination in all programs and policies of schools and colleges Titles VH and VIE of the Public Health Services Act re quiring federal fund cutoffs to health training schools with admissions policies that dis criminate on the basis of sex HEW has yet to issue final regulations for implementing the threeyearold law As an example of alleged in action the suit notes that over two years ago the Office of Civil Rights found that af firmative action plans adopted by Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley to eliminate sexdis crimination were inadequate But the suit notes the plans have never been finally ac cepted by the institutions and federal funds have never been cut off Ironically the suit comes at a time when some figures in education such as Albert Shanker president of the American Federation of Teachers AFLCIO criticized HEW for pressing too hard for affirmative action   

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