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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 8, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION OPPICI 710 N Illinois Murphysboro Htrrin 1113 Walnut 212 N Hth So 12No 2M30c a Copy 5 Soetlons Comics Family Weekly Sunday M Prtw Htrrin Dilly Jwrnl MUrptyboro I SUNDAY DECEMBER I 1974 OK compromise By Robert E Hartley LindsaySchaub News Service Kansas City Mayor Richard J Daley of Chicago and the Illinois delegation to the Democrats m i niconvention swallowed hard Saturday night and ac cepted compromise party charter language that one Illinoisan said increases the risk of delegate quotas in the future The Daley position adopted by the entire Illinois delegation constitute a ma jor compromise in the name of party harmony State Sen Cdl Partee carried Daleysv agreement to the conference in comments from the podium that supported the com promise Getting credit forharmony softened the fact that Illinois was excluded from compromise discussions The bulk of Illinois delegates had fought hard for specific legal language designed to leave no loopholes in the delegate selection system beyond 1976 The reversal was State Democrat officials eye future votes Page 7 a bitter pill for some Illinoisant who felt women and blacks already had been given major concessions It would hav been easy for Daley and his forces to oppose the final compromise because much of the legal language had been written by Alex Seith a delegate from the Chicago suburbs But Seiths pride was expendable and unit was not Disappointed that his word had been compromised Seith said The action clearly in creases the risk of quotas but does not necessarily mean they will happen Seith had said earlier in the conference that a repeat of quotas used at the 1972 convention could be possi ble without strict legal language in the charter The Illinois decision to go along with the compromise came late in a long day of charter considerations when party tranquility was vulnerable To speculation that the Illinois delegates might walk out of the convention in anger Seith said We dont play the game that way We dont have to win everything Thats the way politics is and we lost it Tllinois delegates defended the turnaround by saying that a hardline position would have been impossible to explain to the public By the end of the conference and the discussion of quotas had become largely semantic and many felt a compromise was necessary to avoid a split Partees words to the con ference brought the mayor to his feet inapplause In the his feet in applause In the spirit of harmony and unity we want to be together with Ma conference Partee said We would have preferred the original language barring quotas but we are pleased to support the compromise After the compromise was approved by a voice vote by the conference delegates cheered the mayor and Illinois delegates All Ulinois officials in the delegation voted against future mandatory conferences in cluding Sen Adlai Stevenson Lt Gov Neil Hartigan Sec of State Michael Hewlett and Treasurer Alan Dixon Much of the activity in the Illinois delegation during Saturdays deliberations in volved dozens of national Democratic leaders coming by to pay their respects to Mayor Daley A lot of them were ones that voted us out of the last convention state chairman John Touhy But we them all just the same It was great to see the reception for the mayor Demos accept charter Kansas City AP Averting a threatened black walkout Democrats shouted their approval Saturday of a final crucial compromise scrapped their controversial quota system and passed the first written charter of any major US political party The final compromise a product of marathon negotia tions by the partys governors blacks and women was ham mered out in a trailer just off the convention floor as nearly 2000 delegates sought to end the internal feuds that have consumed Democrats in recent years We cant ask the American people to trust us unless we can trust each other said Ohio Gov John J Gilligan a key mover in the drive by the governors to assert themselves as leaders in unifying the party For the most part the charter takes the partys cur rent practices and embodies them in a constitution that will govern its activities in the years after 1976 But on the question of delegate selection rules the final compromise removed language that blacks and women feared would make future credential challenges more difficult It has already been adopted for 1976 but Saturdays action removed it from post1976 rules It also bans mandatory quotas while putting the burden on state Democratic parties to take steps to assure full participation of women minorities Indians and young people Some party regulars and AFLCIO officials complained bitterly about the change Youre headed down another road to 72 said Rep Joe Waggoneer DLa And California AFLCIO President John F Henning de nounced national chairman Robert S Strauss and said Union labor will no longer suffer sophisticated denial and discrimination in the high councils of the Democratic party But approval of the com promise was assured after the miniconvention delegates shouted their voicevote ap proval of a move to substitute the final compromise pro posal Delegates throughout the hall leaped to their feet cheering Presidential election GOP hears plan for party chief fo manage campaign Washington AP A Republican party policy committee recommended Saturday night that the na tional committee chairman be given responsibility for presidential campaigns to avoid repeats of Watergate related abuses in the 1972 campaign A lastminute compromise also was reached on proposed rules governing state parties eforts to broaden the base of the party by reaching out to women minorities ethnic groups the elderly and the young It would drop a proposed re quirement for states to submit affirmative action plans that must be approved before a state could be seated at a con vention Instead it would recommend that each state submit by Feb 1 1976 to the GOP committee examples of positive efforts to widen the party base To avoid another Watergate A final vote however was delayed until Sunday The Rule 29 committee created by the 1972 convention to recommend changes in future delegate selection and convention procedures decided by voice vote that the national committee should exercise total control over the presidential and vice presidential races Supporters of the rule changes which would have to be approved by the national committee and then the na tional convention in 1976 said the party had to prevent a repeat of the 1972 campaign The GOP committee was left out of nearly all decisions con cerning the presidential races and the Committeefor the Re election of the President raised most of the money for its can didate President Richard M Nixon Under the new rule the na tional committee chairman would have to approve all spending in excess of on behalf of presidential or vice candidates GOP Chairman Mary Louise mith opposed the rule change that if adopted by the 1976 convention it would take effect the day afterward in the middle of the presidential elections and that the change might be unworkable Rep William E Steiger R Wis committee chairman said however that Republicans were expecting the GOP com mittee to take firm hold of future presidential campaigns and he said it would be ter ribly terribly disheartening if the committee declined to do so i National Democratic Chairman Robert S Strauss and charter commissioin chairman Terry Sanford a former North Carolina governor A number of speeches stressed the need for unity We are prepared in a spirit i if harmony to support this proposal said black state Sen Cecil Partee of Illinois a stalwart of Mayor Richard Daleys Chicago organiza tion Daley smiled applauded and accepted a handshake from black civil rights leader Jesse Jackson one of his most bitter local rivals And Baltimore Coun cilwoman Barbara Mikulski said preserves the in tegrity of the commission she Headed which developed the 1976rules Inside MAIN STREET in Carbon dale was a pretty town about the turn of the century re calls Julia Mitchell Etherton Pictures then and now Pages 8A 9A Sunday Maga zine HEREIN FIREMENat Park Street fwehouse have turned 24hour shifts into a cooking extravaganza Story by Kathie Pratt pictures by Ed Greer Page 25 CAGE SALUKIS second in Vanderbilt Classic to host team Page 13 CARBONDALE ends 24game jiomecourt winning streak of Murphysboro Page 13 JOHNSTON CITY unbeaten after third success 8473 at Herrin Page 13 INDEX Ann Landers 4A Bridge 7A Businest 3536 Byline BG J Classified 4144 Crossword 7A Editorials 34 Family Living 2527 Finance 374044 5 Sports 1318 Television 10AI6A Mallard on ice cold weather mallard he slide and doesnt Hop this happy female over thin layer d it coring pond at Racin Ww Zoo AP Wirephote Anna fox yes boncf no Benton school merger turned down The proposal to consolidate six Benton area school districts was defeated by a large mar gin on Saturday according to an unofficial telly of vptes In other Southern Illinois school district votes Saturday Goreyilles two school districts defeated a bond issue and Anna residents passed a referendum to raise the education tax rate Franklin County Educational Service Region Supt Elvis Nolen said the unofficial Ben ton tally shows 1552 voting against consolidation and 269 residents voting for the propo S31 Nolen said an unofficial tally in the five precincts show 115 for and 244 against in precinct one on the west side of Benton 127 for and 422 against in Pre COLDER cinct Two at the high school 2 for and 139 against in Pre cinct Three in the Logan school area 14 for and 208against Pripcinct FourtottieAiken areaf 11 for arid 539 against in Precinct five in the Swing school area Nolen said 1848 votes were cast with 27 spoiled by voters in the Benton Community Con solidated Grade School District 47 Benton High School Dis trict 104 Akin Community Consolidated School District 91 EwingNorthern Community Consolidated School District 115 Logon Community Consoli dated School District 110 and Flatts Community School Dis trict 37 a school two west of Benton Two Goreville school districts lost on a bond issue vote which would have provid ed more space because of in creased enrollment An unofficial tally of votes byresidents of GoreviUe Com munity Consolidated School Dis trict 18 shows a vote of 210 to 169 against the bond issue Goreville Township High School District 71 residents also voted against the bond issue with an unofficial tally of 217 to 168 votes Gary Vaught superintendent of both districts said there might be a second try at vot ing the bond issue in since the voting was so close Vaughn said the only other alternative is to cut out some frills and make classrooms out of some of the existing facili ties such as the gymnasium Total enrollment in the two districts has increased from 226 students in 1955 to 432 in 1974 An unofficial tally of votes on to increase the education tax rate 30 cents in the Anna Consolidated Com munity Grade School District 37 shows it passed by 39 votes The tally shows the votes to be 741 to 702 votes with 22 ballots spoiled This was the second vote on the referendum The first fail ed by 72 votes in an Aug 24 election Supt Loel Verble Jr said the district needs the increase in order to balance the budget The district had a de ficit in 197374 and approved a budget for the 197475 school year with a deficit Ford studies energy policy Mostly cloudy windy and cold today with a chance of snow flumes The high is ex pected to be in the lower 30s with northerly winds 15 to 25 miles per hour Chance of pre cipitation is 20 per cent To night fair and cold with the low in the lower teens Monday partly sunny and continued cold with the high in the upper 20s or lower 30s c New York Times Washington President Ford undertook Saturday his first detailed ex amination of what is to be a nationalenergy policy but made no decisions The policy and the related presidential decisions are to be announced next month possibly as part of the State of The Union Message The President wai quoted Saturday M laying at t meeting with about a dozen advisers that iff complex M the devil Only two firm facts emerged from a lengthy briefing for reporters following the meeting except for natural gas there i sno current energy shortage Supplies of oil and its products are plentiful The natural gas shortage and a temporary coal shortage because of the strike affect industry almost exclusively and not consumers For the next few months at least the only consumer problem is high prices The shortterm goal of the governments policy remains to cut oil imports by about 15 per cent or one million barrels a day by the end of 1975 It is the mechanisms for doing this voluntary or mandatory that must be decided The briefing was conducted by Ron Nessen the White House Press Secretary Frank Zarb the pending nominee to head the Federal Energy Administration and Alan Greenspan Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Two nabbed in Los Angeles in million fraud Bweh how eheckt mad out phony account Los Angeles A plot to defraud the city of Los Angeles of through city checks to phony corporate accounts laundered through domestic and foreign banks was broken up Saturday with the arrest of two men a spokesman for the torney said George Stoner chief of the district attorneys Bureau of Investigations said h formatioin on the fraud came to the department about three weeks ago from investigators of the organized crime unit of the Senate permanent sub committee on investiga tions The computer theft in volved payment of about million in three checks to phony corporate accounts in Chicago and New York ac cording to a release in Washington D C from Sen Henry Jackson DWashwho heads the subcommittee Arrested at am Saturday outside a Beverly Hills hotel were Bernard Robert Howard 52 of Yonkers NY a selfemployed accoun tant and Morton Bernard Freeman 47 of Palos Verdes unemployed who flew in from Montreal Canada for a meeting to divide the money Stoner said Both have been linked to East Coast organized crime operations he added Stoner said both men were booked for investigation of conspiracy to commit grand theft conspiracy to commit forgery attempted grand theft and forgery Three other persons were sought he added Stoner said a local bank had received aurthorization to cash the checks that had been routed through the phony corporate accounts through banks in Nassau in the Bahamas to banks in Switzerland and back to US banks The three checks were signed by City Treasurer Charles Navarro and dated Nov 18 but Stoner said Navarro was not involved in the fraud He added that his office had worked closely with Dr C Erwin Piper the citys chief ad ministrator officer In the in vestigation Stoner laid investigatori believe the fraud involves personnel in the treasurers office but they are not certain how the fraud was ac complished inside the of fice On Monday were going to go in to the treasurers office like gangbusters to determine how the fraud was ac complished Stoner said The checks were made payable to Mercantile Trading Corp 30 North LaSalle St Chicago for Na tional Equipment Group 200 Parl Ave NY for and Schaeffer Supply Corp 1 World Trade Center Building NY for Jacksons office said Howard had been linked in Senate sub committee hearings with Carmen Lombardozzi an alleged Brooklyn mobster and close associate of Carlo Gam bino a reputed New York crime boss In a press conference Los Angeles County Dist Atty Joseph Busch said he was angry that the Senate subcom mittee had made the probe public I think premature release of information always jeopardizes investigations he said I just dont like an ongoing in vestigation or any of the in formation pertaining to it released It is very disturb ing Busch said Freeman and Howard would1 be arraigned Tuesday and that he would seek bail of each   

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