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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OFFICE Corbondale 710 N Illinois Murphyiboro 1113 Wilmrt Herrin 212 N Urn Southern Illinoisan 010175 IM LSNEWSPAPERS BOX 789 EECATUH ILI 62525 Volume 82No 29115e Copy Two 16 Pages to Crbondal PrM Htrrin Dtlly Murphysboro MONDAY DECEMBER 2 1974 CirbondaltHtrrlnMwrphyibort UMW minert Thomai Shoemake of Herrin not union Howard Duncan of Marion Vester SuHon of Eldorado review proposed contract before voting in Marion Snow hampers search for plane crash victims James Fowler of Johnston City Photo by Butch Nevious COLDER Upperville Va AP Heavy snow hampered searchers resuming their grim hunt today for the bodies of 92 persons killed when a Trans World Airlines 727 slammed Into an Appalachian foothill Sunday The chief investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board Rudolf Kapustin said 26 bodies were recovered from the crash site near here when searchers quit at 10 pm Sun day night Reporters on the scene said searchers found parts of 75 bodies early this morning and the cockpit flight recorder The instrument will tell in vestigators the pianes position moments before the crash and help determine the cause of the disaster The TWA jetliner crashed into the top of the 1754foot high peak during a winddriven rain storm Sunday morning killing all aboard The plane TWA flight 514 bound for Washington from In dianapolis IndandColumbus Ohio sheared off tree trops and slammed into a 10foothigh rocky ledge near a topsecret government installation The threejet plane disinte grated on impact strewing bodies and burning wreckage over a wide area on the slope of Mt Weather a foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains The planes tail section was found 100 yards below the summit John H Reed chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said it was im possible to say immediately what caused the crash Kapustin said the board hoped to have further infor mation by tonight He said in vestigators would meet at that time to compare their findings and to discuss which areas need to be probed TWA officials said relatives of the 85 passengers and seven crew members would be taken by bus today to a temporary morgue near the crash site to identify the remains The Mt Weather crash was followed Sunday by the crash of a Northwest Orient Airlines 727 charter jet near Stony Point N Y about 20 miles northwest of New York City The plane car ried three crewmen and no passengers and was on its way to Buffalo N Y to pick up the Baltimore Colts football team State police said there was no evidence of survivors Tonight clearing and colder low in low or mid 20s Tues day mostly sunny high 37 to 43 Mild Wednesday through Friday with tows in the 30s highs around 50 INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map Holiday death toll is 496 Ford talk expected to be on economy arms Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington The economy and the Vladi vostok arms agreement with the Soviet Union probably will dominate President Gerald R Fords nationally televised press conference at pm tonight Spokesmen for ABC CBS and NBC said the news conference would be carried live on both their radio and TV networks The Mutual radio network also planned a live broadcast A spokesman for ABC said the conference would be carried live on its television network but plans for radio broadcast were uncertain It will be Fords first press conference since his trip to Japan Korea and the Soviet Union He last answered ques tions from reporters Nov 14 in Phoenix Ariz The session tonight will be held in an auditorium in the Executive Office Building next door to the White House Prior to the press conference Ford scheduled a private meeting with Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger to receive a report on Kissingers justcon cluded talks in Peking which resulted in an invitation for Ford to visit China sometime next year But in spite of recent foreign policy developments the trou blesome subjects of the econo my and the energy crisisare expected to be raised Meanwhile Ford told News week magazine firmness on the part of the United States during the meetings at Vladi vostok led to a shift by the Russians on missiles that fa cilitated a new nuclear arms agreement We broke up in complete deadlock the first night the President said of his initial meeting with the Soviet Com munist party chief Leonid I Brezhnev They were probing and testing to see how eager we were whether we would ca pitulatewhether our appetite was so whetted for anagree ment that we would agree to almost anything Ford said By the Associated Press The fourday Thanksgiving holiday ended at midnight Sunday with 496 persons having lost their lives in traffic acci dents A heavy snow storm with high winds freezing tures and lashing rains hit the eastern half of the nation Sunday creating hazardous driving conditions and in creasing the chance of serious traffic accidents The traffic death toll kept by the AssociatedPress began at 6 pm Wednesday night and ended at midnight Sunday in each time zone across the country The National Safety Council estimated that between 525 and 625 persons would be killed over the weekend Heavy snow delays mine vote in East Charleston W Va AP Heavy snow in the Appa lachian coalfields today de layed balloting on a new con tract for 120000 United Mine Workers members who have been on strike since Nov 12 UMW President Arnold Mil ler sent telegrams to all locals participating in the first rank andfile ratification vote in the unions 84year history asking that balloting be extended through Wednesday night We want to maximize rank andfile participation by allowing every member the opportunity to exercise his democratic option Miller said Voting results were to have been telegraphed to the unions Washington headquarters by Tuesday A union spokesman said today the new delay meant results of the balloting would not be ready until Thursday The earliest the coal mines could be opened would be the midnight shift Sunday the spokesman said extending the strike well into its fourth week Heavy weekend snowstorms throughout the Appalachians caused hazardous driving con ditions in West Virginia Ken tucky Ohio Virginia and parts of Pennsylvania Were hav ing a lot of problems because of the snow a spokesman for UMW District 29 in southern West Virginia said In Kentuckys District 19 however District President Billy Joe Floyd said turnout was pretty good despite the snow Three union locals in Penn sylvania accepted the pact Sunday by a 422313 margin Voting by some locals was to continue today and Tuesday and complete results were not expected until Tuesday or Wednesday Locals that have already voted included Local 1248 at western Pennsylvanias largest mine U S Steels Maple Creek mine in Washington County where it passed 238223 Nick Devine a former local presi dent said he was surprised 1248 passed the pact You cant get a true picture by talking to the people he said I sure didnt think this local would go for it The vote by rankandfile members is part of a pledge made by UMW President Ar nold Miller when his reform organization wrested control of the 120000member union fron former President W Tony Boyle two years ago Officials say miners mood indicates defeat in area Judging from the mood at a United Mine Workers meet ing Saturday at Salem UMW Subdistrict 8 Board member Thomas Shoemake of Herrin predicts the rankandfile in Illinois today will vote down the proposed contract with the coal companies Zane Powell UMW Local 9878 president at the Freeman Coal Corps Orient No 4 mine near Johnston City said judg ing from the meetings Saturday and today he felt it will be rejected Powell commented from the Marion Civic Center where miners from his local were to meet at 11 am and later vote on the proposed contract He said about 150 miners al ready were there at about with many more expect ed He said the miners want a higher wage inrease than is proposed in the contract and they want pay between job classifications to be moved closer At the meeting Saturday UMW officials explained the proposed contract to the unions district conference members from Illinois and In diana About 200 persons were crowded into the Salem Holi day Inn conference room Shoemake said UMW President Arnold Miller has called the contract the beitever negotiated by any lajor union in the coun try But miners at the meeting picked it to pieces Shoe make said They questioned everything Shoemake said some miners carried signs say Down with Miller Weve been took and signs calling for the right to strike to be includ ed in the contract UMW local presidents today were meeting with members the contract for the last time to be Mowed by a vote Eligible voters in Illinois number 10527 The 4900 UMW pensioners are not eligible A simple majority of the unions 120000 members is required for ratification or re jection If Illinois miners reject the contract but it it is accepted nationally Illinois miners would to the contract In addition to the risht to strike some Southern Illinois miners have called for a larger wage increase and an addition al week of vacation Under the proposed contract raises would be 10 per cent the first year 4 per cent the second and 3 per cent the third That would mean the average wage of a day would be raised by about tiie first year Some miners have said they will not settle for less than a increase the first year in additon to another week of vacation Under the proposed contract miners would get two weeks vacation plus two floating va cation days 1114 15 4 6 5 7 910 7 Israel claims Simons staff moves Pionee nears climax Carbondale office Tel Aviv Jerusalem AP President Ephraim Katzir says Israel has the potential to produce atomic weapons If we need it we will do it It was the first declaration by a high Israeli official that Israel is capable of moving into the field of nuclear arms Katzir made the comments at his residence Sunday night during a reception for interna tional science writers touring Israel Asked if he meant that parts already existed for weapons the president replied That is difficult to say It is mainly the knowhow If necessary he said Israel will protect herself by all means possible Israel is known to have two atomic reactors American sci entists last visited the reactors in 1966 and reported then that the Israelis were not making nuclear arms But they said one reactor was capable of pro ducing plutonium the basic component of nuclear explo sive The newspaper Maariy re ported Sunday that the science writers asked Katzir whether the nuclear potential was a cause of concern He reportedly replied Why should it worry us Let the world worry Comgressmanelect Paul Si mons staff is moving to a new office in Carbondale today while Simon attends Democra tic caucus meetings in Wash ington DC Simons new area office will be at 107 N Glenview the former location of Kens Clean ers The office is across from Carbondale Bowl near the Mur dale shopping center The new office should be ope rating by Tuesday Simon aide Ray Buss said The property is being leased from the city The Simon staff will be leaving their present location a former service sta tion on Main St Simon went to Washington this morning He was scheduled to attend an Illinois Democratic caucus meeting at 10 am EST and a general Democratic caucus at noon Business at the caucuses should include discussion of committee assignments Simon has said he wants to serve on the House Education and Labor Committee but is not sure whether he will get the assignment The congressmanelect takes office Jan 3 Jan 3 is also the date sche duled for the opening of a part time congressional office in Mt Vernon In addition to the Carbon dale and Mt Vernon offices Simon will alsi maintain the office in West Frankfort kept by Rep Kenneth J Gray D West Frankfort during his two decades in office Gray is re tiring at the end of this term The Carbondale office will be headed by Buss and the West Frankfort office will be run by Paul Gayer of Zeigler a longtime Gray aide Daley ally sentenced Chicago AP A federal judge today sen tenced Alderman Paul T Wigoda a veteran City Council member and ally of Mayor Richard J Daley to a year in prison for tax fraud Judge Abraham L Marovitz of U S District Court imposed the sentence after denying Wi goda 52 a new trial He was convicted on the tax charge which prosecutors link ed to a zoning bribe Mountain View Calif AP Pioneer 11 picking up speed at a rate of 300 miles per hour every hour raced today to within a half million miles of Jupiter and a perilous climax of its 620mUlionmile voyage The 570pound spacecraft will be battered by intense radia tion when it whirs past the giant planet only 26600 miles from its doudtops at pm PST tonight The radiation could damage the crafts delicate instru ments But scientists believe the 107000 mph it will reach when its closest to the planet faster than any manmade object has ever flown will save it from serious damage by limiting the length of its expo sure Sunday the spacecraft took 14 pictures of Jupiter and crossed the orbit of Callisto the one of the planets four large moons thought most likely for a manned landing because it re ceives the least radiation Traveling at over 40000 mph the spacecraft was to cross the orbit of another satellite Ganymede today It also will cross the orbit of the moon Europa and enter Jupi ters radiation belt today To night it will zoom past the orbits of lo and a lesser moon Amalthea Erlichmans lawyer asks recess Appears in public Mills He visited stripper to dispel these innuendoes Washington AP Rep Wilbur D Mills DArk gaid today he appeared in public with dancer Annabel Battistella in Boston to dispell ell these innuendoes The innuendoes he said in an Interview were that there was something improper in his re lationship with the Argentine entertainer whose plunge into the tidal basin in October after a party with Mills and others created a sensation I went up there to be seen Mills said I certainly didnt hide from anybody Asked about rumors that he and his wife were contem plating divorce Mills said certainly not He said he talked with Mrs Mills by telephone at least five times during his weekend visit to Boston where Mrs Battistella billed as The Tidal Basin Bombshell was con cluding an engagement Mills said he was joking when he told newsmen in Boston he had written a movie script for Mrs Battistella But I certainly think she could have a CUMT in the movies he said She Is a very talented dancer I wouldnt know how to write a script Mills said to day adding however that he had some ideas he might pass on to someone who would write one I think I was right he said of his decision to go to Boston and be seen with Mrs Battis tella Of course I could be wrong Mills said he does not think the latest burst of publicity will hurt him at the Democratic caucus beginning today Washington AP Defendant John D Ehrlich mans lawyer asked today that the Watergate coverup trial be recessed over the Christmas holidays in hopes that the delay would make it possible to ob tain testimony from former President Richard M Nixon Ehrlichmans lawyer Wil liam S Frates proposed to U S District Judge John J Sinca that the jury be sent home Dec 23 or 24 and then return next month in time for Nixon to give a deposition at his estate inSan Clemente Calif Three courtappointed doc tors said Friday that complic tions from the phlebitis in Nix ons left leg would prevent him from giving even limited trial testimony by deposition until Jan 6 Even then the doctors said the questioning should be lim Says recess for Christ mas allow Nixon deposition ited to two onehour sessions during each day of testimony Sirica indicated he was con sidering sending me jury home over the holidays The judge said that If all defense lawyers agree to the proposal they should waive any complaints about damage to their defendants rights in writing Sirica said he could also simply keep the jury seques tered in a downtown Washing ton motel until Nixon has re covered sufficiently to answer questions pairing pfOpOMl W in open court Frates said con cluding the trial without Nix ons testimony would leave a really big hole in this case Meanwhile prosecutors were set to crossexamine H R Haldeman today on his tes timony that he never ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to halt the early investigation into Watergate Returning today for his sec ond appearance on the witness stand Haldeman also was to be questioned about his contention that not until the spring of 1973 did he learn that the original Watergate defendant were being paid hush money During a full day of testi mony Friday Haldeman di rectly contradicted a number of previous witnesses most fre quently former White House counsel John W Deanm Haldeman once the White House chief of staff and former President Richard M Nixons closest assistant was relaxed and unflustered as he respond ed to questions from his prin cipal attorney John J Wil son As the trial enters its tenth week U S District Judge John J Sirica must deal with me issue of subpoenas still out standing for Nixons testimony at the trial A spokesman for Sirica said over the weekend that the judge would await some re sponse from defense lawyers before reacting to a report by three doctors that Jan was the earliest time Nixon could be questioned Months ago before Nixon became seriously ill with phle bitis Frates subpoenaed the former president saying his testimony was indispensable to Ehrlichmans defense Assistant Special Prosecutor Richard BenVeniste indicated the prosecutors office would oppose any suspension of the trial over the holidays He dis puted Prates estimate that Nixons testimony would take only a few days Nixons lawyer Herbert J Miller has asked Sirica to quash a subpoena for Nixons testimony issued bv lawvers for defendant John D Ehrlich man Sirica called for formal re sponses by Wednesday morn ing to Frates motion for leave to delay the trial to take the deposition from Nixon   

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