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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 27, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OPFICI CarbendaU Murphysbero 1113 Walnut Hirrin 212 N Uth Volumt 12No 2U15C Copy 4 Sections Suppltm Employment index plunge Washington AP A 14 per cent jump in new unemployment claims in October helped push the governments indicator of future economic trends into the sharpest sustained drop since the Korean war the Commerce Department reported to day The Commerce Department said its index of leading in dicators dropped 13 per cent in October At the same time the department revised what had originally been reported as a 25 per cent drop in September to show instead a 33 per cent drop for the month October marked the third straight month of decline in the index which now stands 53 per cent below its July level The September drop was the worst monthly decline since the government began compiling the index in 1948 surpassing the previous largest drop of 29 per cent in June 1951 The latest decline is the first time since 1970 that the index has declined for three straight months The index is composed of 12 Clements designed to reveal in which direction the economy is heading Although the index has sometimes provided confusing signals during periods of economic strength its downturns are considered more reliable New claims for unemploy ment insurance totaled 386000 an increaseof 50000 over the previous month And workers still on the job sustained a decrease of one tenth of an hour in their average work week indicating paychecks shrunk from lack of overtime The workweek averaged 40 hours in October New orders for durable good hose which have a life expectancy of more than three years were off by 18 per cent An even more ominous sign was an 82 per cent drop in contracts and orders for fac tories and equipment An ex pansion of output which in creases the supply of available goods is a vital factor in curb ing inflation Other factors indicating decline were prices for in dustrial materials and new building permits issued The only elements showing increases were stock prices and the ratio of the selling cost of goods to the cost of labor in volved in producing them Fret frtn Dilly Journil WEDNESDAY NOVM 74 Pilgrims and Indians The fourth graders at Cam Indians in a performance of Amy Adams Hill hr School fodav The Pilgrims in Plymouth Bonn it Ltepar ina Billy Bail and jr feast with littlt and Mirk Hadfiald Chriity Dlxon Coal pact awaits miners vote Mitchell Proposed crimes not revealed Washington AP Watergate p r o s e c u t o r s pressed former Atty Gen John N Mitchell today to acknowledge that he never told anyone in the White House or the Justice Department that crimes had been proposed to him by an aide in Richard M Nixons 1972 reelection organization Referring to the political In telligence plan proposed by G Gordon Liddy prosecutor James F Neal asked Mitchell Did the Liddy plan include kidnaping Mitchell quarreled with the word kidnaping but said It did contemplate segregating demonstration leaders and taking them out of the coun try And he made the proposal in the office of the attorney general of the United States Neal asked He did Mitchell respond ed Neal then asked Mitchell if he had sought to have Liddy fired or had reported his pro posal to thenPresident Nixon or any of his top administration or campaign aides or anyone in the Justice Department In each case Mitchell replied No Sir EPA adopts limits not bans on pollution Washington AP The Environmental Protec tion Agency adopted regula tions today which limit but do not ban pollution of cleanair in areas where states desire in dustrial or economic develop ment The final regulations an nounced by Administrator Russell E Train in response to federal court orders won by the Sierra Club do not provide an absolute ban as was sought by the lawsuit against pollution of air which is still dean But the regulations do insist on use of the best antipollution technology available even in areas to be developed to minimize the resulting air pollution Furthermore they forbid development in one area from polluting a neighboring area slated for little or no develop ment And in any case the relatively low level air pollu tion permitted in cleanair regions may not exceed str ingent limits imposed by the existing nationwide primary and secondary air quality standards designed to protect human health property plants and animals and the environ ment Washington AP Regional officials of the striking United Mine Workers have approved a revised con tract offer and sent it to the coal fields UMW officials said if the package is agreed to by the unions 120000 striking members the nations coal mines can be reopened sometime next week The unions bargaining council of regional officials 22 to 15 Tuesday night reversing the vote taken earlierin the day to reject the pact The approval broke a deadlock that threatened to seriously prolong the walkout now in its third week UMW President Arnold Miller said the package pro vides a 64 per cent increase in wages and benefits Thats the fattest labor settlement in this decade Miller said Union officials said they will explain the contract to district officials at eight or more regional meetings Saturday and that voting by secret ballot will begin Monday Initial rankandfile reaction to the proposed settlement was mixed with many miners ap No paper Thursday The Southern Illinoisan will not be published on Thursday Nov 28 Thanksgiving Day CLEAR parently taking a waitandsee attitude dont really know whats in it said Howard Moore president of UMW Local 6108 at Slab Fork W Va The bargaining council last week rejected the first ten tative settlement sending Miller back to the bargaining table to seek modifications He won new industry concessions in two key areas wages and vacations The new pact would provide a 10 per cent wage increase the first year a 4 per cent increase the second and 3 per cent the third The total is 2 per cent higher than the original pro posal Miners would also receive costofliving increases They now earn to a day The revised package also provides two weeks summer vacation instead of the earlier proposal that one of the weeks be taken at Christmas Miller attributed the in the vote to the democratic process working at its finest He said during the threehour recess between votes council members had time to think about their responsibility to membership Meeting Saturday in Salem District UAAW officials to discuss new offer United Mine Workers of America District and District 11 Indiana offi cials and district conference members will meet at rin Saturdayin Salem to discuss the proposed UMW contract The contract will be taken to union locals Monday for rankandfile vote The contract which was ap proved by the unions bargain ing council Tuesday increases an original pay raise offer of 9 per cent a day the first year 3 per cent the and 3 per cent the third to 10 per cent 4 per cent and 3 percent new offer also brings the vacation back liie original offer had the vacations split one week in the summer and one in the winter Gene Mitchell UMW Inter national Executive Board mem ber from Benton also on the bargaining council said he could not honestly say if the newv offer will be ratified by the rank and file LonnieC Fox 28 of Herrin a miner at the Inland Steel Co mine near said I personally believe it will be voted down To me Miller UMW Presi dent Arnold Miller didnt come across with what the miners expected Fox said the miners were looking for at least a a day raise the first year instead of an a day raise in addition to another week of vacation I dont believe it will carry at least in Southern Illinois be said I believe it will be accept ed this time Lowell Mitchell 61 a miner at Old Ben Coal Corps No 26 mine near Ses ser said I belive with the new raise arid the other bene fits itwillbe accepted As it stands now I dont think they will go for it Zane Powell a miner at Freeman Coal Corps Orient No 4 mine nea Johnston City and UMW Local 9878 president said I just dont think they will swal low it here in this district I imagine they are not going to be as happy with a a day raise as they would with or Tom Shoemake member of fiveman UMW state board said Jack Ponsetti of Benton an other board member said he would await presentation of agreement before hazarding t guess on the miners reac tion Well he said Id like to see the whole contract Both seemed pleased with new vacation provisions Shoemake said Im not familiar with the changes that have been made in it Itll pro bably be more acceptable than the original Hospital emergency procedures vary whenever the ambulance doctor is called in when Lottery winners Loffo 32 41 46 03 09 Bonanza 897 593 467 Fair and colder tonight low 30 to 35 Thursday mostly sunny high 45 to 50 Mostly cloudy Friday through Sunday with chanceof occasional rain or snow lows in the 30s highs in the 40s Kenneth Powless chairman of the Marion Memorial Hos pital Board denied today that it is or ever has been a policy of the hospital to refuse to call a doctor prior to the ar rival of an emergency room patient powelss said the hospitals policy is that the nurse on duty in the emergency room evaluates the emergency need and a doctor may be alerted H L Pulley of Pulleys Am bulance Service of Marion says the hospital personnel refused to call a doctor when he call ed in reporting dire need medical treatment of two traf fic accident victims on Sun day Marion spokesman denies any policy against calling doctors we can and as usual some things said in the heat of con cern are not quite accurate Powless did not know if a doctor on call had been alerted but said the incident is being investigated There has always been an INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridgt Crossword Editorials Family living Records Weathar dttalls map weve all gone he said Another Marion doctorsaid It is my understanding that is the hospitals policy In a small community it is the only way you can oper ate unless you have a doctor on duty 24 hours a day he 1417 19 4 67 1718 1113 18 Longest with new heart Transplant survivor dies after six Richmond Va AP Louis B Russell 49 who had lived longer than any other human with a transplanted heart died today at the Medical College of Virginia Hospital Russell an industrial arts teacher from Indianapolis had survived for six years three months and two days since receiving the heart of a 17 yearold boy at the hospital on Aug 241968 An MCV spokesman said he died at am but that news of his death was withheld until noon at the familys request His wife Thelma was at the hospital when death came With the death of Russell the longestliving heart transplant recipient became Bette Anick who received a new heart at St Lukes Hospital to Milwaukee on Oct 211968 Russell had returned to Jfledical College of Virginia Hospitalon Oct7 after com plaining that he was not feeling well Hospital officials said he suffered a serious disturbance in heart rhythm at a am Tuesday His name was placed on the critical list early today after doctors noticed what a spokesman called a further disturbance of his heart rhythm After his operatoin he had led an active life and made regular visits to the hospital for checkups mary Stilley 41 of Rt 2 Mar ion and Henry E Rollins 24 of Carrier Mills injured in a headon collision east of Mar ion Mrs Stilley and Rollins were taken to Doctors Memorial Hospital in Carbondale when Pulley was informed no doctor would be at the Marion hospi tal he said Mrs Stilleys husband Vir gil 45 and Carlos DaleBrcwjri 20 of Carrier Mills were kill ed in the accident Two nurses were standing by the emergency room had been prepared and a doctor would have been there before the pa tients could have arrived in Carbondale Powless said The hospital emergency room policy is a workable arrange ment Powless saidi The thing we needis more doctors he said Ironically Powless saidv he and a group of Marion doctors Powless said Weve never had any real problem that was not related shortage of doctors and St Louis to seek more doc tors hesaid Of the controversy surround ing the allegedrefusal to call a doctor Powless said Weve Keen checking it out the best room he said Pulley said the same thing has happened before Im sure there are some doctors who would come if they were called at Marion Me morial Hospital Pulley said Pulleys personnel do have medical training If they trust us totake patients toSt Louis I think they should trust our he said A Marion doctor who said he could not be quoted said it is not a set hospital policy that a doctor not be called need is verified but it is an understanding He said in 9999 per cent of the times we are called in fiey never show up or we may wait out there for an hour an hour in which we could be doing more constructive things j The doctor said incases in which patientsdo show up many times there has been no need for a doctor all been called ana enough trained to know if it is a qualified emergency Doctors Memorial Hospital in Carbondale staffs its emer gency room with a physician 24 hours a day throughout the week The hospital part of the statewide trauma network is the only facility in Southern Blinois with 24houraday phy sician attendance Nearly all other Southern Il linois hospitals contacted re ported they would call a doctor to their emergency room if the injuries were deemed serious enough by police ambulance drivers or other qualified per sons St Joseph Memorial Hospi tal in Murphysboro has a stan dard policy to handle emer gency treatment for accident victims Sister Mary Bede adminis trator of the hospital said a staff member is on standby each week for emergency calls The administrator said Mur physboro area ambulance ser vices are radio equipped with direct contact to the sheriffs officJS and the city police Whenever the personnel recognize a major injury which will require im mediate medical attention they notify one of the police agencies and the police call usso we can have the stand by doctor on the way to the hospital while the injured are being transported Sister Mary Bede said Carl Murphy administrator at Sparta Community Hospital said a dctr all laboratory technicians and Xray techni cians are on call 24 hours a day There is no on in the emergency room at all times If the hospital receives a call that an emergency victim is enroute to the hospital a nurse will go to the emergency room to wait for his arrival and call the doctor right away Murphy said PinckneyvUIe Community Hospital will arrange to have a doctor in the emergency room if the hospital is con tacted before the victim ar rives George Ranta hospital administrator said all doctors have twoway radios and can be reached immediately Memorial Hospital in Ches ter uses a callback system for manning its emergency room Hospital Administrator Grerald almond said Six doctors take turns be ing on call for a weelc at a time he said The doctors must remain within a 10minute drive of thehospital during theweek he said If we know we have a trauma case coming in a doc tor is notified immeidately Gene Helfrich administrator of the Union County Hospital in Anna said The last two times a trauma has been called in a doctor at the hospital before the patient Helfrich said Larry Feil Herrin Hospital administrator said whether a doctor is called in when a emergency is reported de pends on the credibility ef the person calling He said if a policemen ambulance driver makes such a request a doctor probably would be called immediately He said doctors at fte hospi tal are on 24hour standby duty on a rotating basis At least one doctor is usually in the hospital 16 hours out of 24 he said Andrew McKfllop adminis trator of Franklin Hospital in Benton said emergency room procedure varies If we know ahead of time from the ambulance driver that they have a seriously injured person the doctor on call is notified and will be at the hos pital when the ambulance ar If the extent of injuries is unknown he said the doctor is notified and has the option of arriving with the ambulance or waiting until the extent of injuries is determined Me Killop said William Pamer administra tor of Union Hospital in West Frankfort estimated it would cost a year to keep a doctor in the emergency room 24 hours a day If it is certified as an emergency and an authorized person calls ahead and des cribes the extent of injuries a doctor On call will be noti fied to come to the hospital he said Ray Mullins administrator at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin said a doctor be summoned to the hos pital if informed by a compe tent source that a seriously injured patient was en and no doctor was in tht build ing He defined a competent source as someone other than the general public such as a policeman or ambulance atten dant   

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