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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 9, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFF Id Carbondale 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herein 212 N 16th Southern Dlin S Uairrin Dallv Journal MurohViboro indipWKrtnt Volume a Copy Two U Page IV PAPERS BOX 789 62525 IvccMier to Carbendili rtn Htrrln Dilly Journl Murphysboro MONDAY DECEMBER 1974 EPA raps proposed amendments c New York Times Washington The Department of Com merce has sent to the White House Office of Management and Budget proposed amendments to the Clean Air Act of 1970 which the E n v ironmental Protection Agency regards as deliberately designed to make the act inef fective Asked last week to comment on these proposals a copy of which had been secured by the New York Times a top EPA official said They never give up do they This was a reference to the campaign waged against en vironmental laws and regula tions by former Commerce Secretary Maurice H Stans in a speech before industrial au diences in 1971 The EPA officials implica tion was that the attitude in the department toward en vironmental controls had not changed under Secretary Freferick B Dent In some respects the com merce departments proposed amendments to the 1970 Clean Air Act which must be renew ed next year go beyond those that various affected industries have been lobbying for For example automobile manufacturers want the act amended to postpone until the 1982 model year final emission standards now required in 1977 model cars The manufacturers also want a fiveyear freeze on 76 models But the Commerce Depart ment proposes in one amend ment a postponement until the 1981 models final emissions standards with interim stan dards until then at the 1973 level which were much less rigorous than those now re quired In another proposed amend ment the department aligns itself with Donald C Cook head of the American Electric Power Co who has spent more than million this year on an advertising campaign against EPAs support of chemical scrubbers to eliminate toxic sulphur dioxide from the flue gas of coalfired electric power plants Cook argues that scrubbers do not work and that the sulphur dioxide should be dispersed by the use of tall stacks A monitoring system he contends can warn of at mospheric conditions that might result in accumulations of the gas above federal stan dards At that point he says the plant can switch to low sulphur coal or curtail opera tions This is known as an inter mittent control system The EPA approves of this system as an interim control device while plants are fitted with scrubbers to eliminate the sulphur dioxide but not as a permanent control system This position has been upheld by a US Court of Appeals The Commerce Department would get around this decision by amending the act to make an intermittent control system an approved permanent con trol strategy for sulphur dioxide A third proposed amendment would obviate another court decision holding that the clean air act requires the EPA not to permit significant deteriora tion of air quality in areas where the air is now cleaner than required to meet federal pollution standards The Com merce Department that nondeterioation impedes industrial development in clean air regions Zarb Fuel use limits likely Washington AP Energy chiefdesignate Frank G Zarb said today that the odds favor adoption of mandatory energy conservation measures Zarb insisted that it was too early to tell for sure but ad ded that my own personal view is that wee going to have to take stronger measures to cut back consumption of high priced foreign oil Zarb nominated by Presi dent Ford to succeed the ousted John C Sawhill as head of the Federal Energy Administration made his comments to a reporter after opening three days of hearings at the FEA on hte problem of increasing domestic refining capacity Zarb said some of the mandatory measures being considered include a gasoline tax and restrictions on oil im ports At another energy hearing meanwhile Interior Secretary Rogers C B Morton said the United States must develop a dual policy of conservation and resource development to meet Its energy needs in the years to come The real policy question we face is not either conservation or developments Morton said at the opening session of a threeday public hearing on US energy policy The major Energy chiefdesignate says odds favor mandatory controls decision is how do we balance those two strategies How much conservation can the economy withstand he asked What should be the pace of resource development We are well aware that US energy consumption cannot continue to grow at 4 to 5 per cent a year but it is equally obvious that energy conserva tion must be blended with a carefully and deliberately planned program of resource development he said The cabinetlevel Energy Resources Council whose 20 members are to bring their recommendations to President Ford in time for presentation to Congress in January is sponsoring the hearings Members of the council will confer at Camp David Md on Saturday to weigh the pro posals made during the hear ings and come up with their own recommendations Lee C White a spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America urged the ad ministration to adopt man datory energy conservation measures including oil import limits and standards for im proved automobile engine effi ciency White also suggested some federal standard for requiring insulation in buildings and said the administration should sup port adoption of standby authority for gasoline ration ing He said the problems facing low income groups must be given attention at the same time as other energy problems if the policies are to receive public support A former chairman of the Federal Power Commission White strongly opposed current efforts to end federal regulation of interstate natural gas pric ing and said one reason natural gas exploration and development has slumped in recent years may have been the companies expectation that deregulation was right around the corner Instead White proposed federal measures to ensure that natural gas enters interstate commerce and is not entirely withheld for intrastate con sumption and he suggested ef forts to discourage the burning of natural gas in industrial boilers where other fuels would do as well Edward R Willett a pro fessor at Northeastern University complained that Campaign probe extended Springfield AP An FBI spokesman said to day the US Justice Depart ment has ordered additional investigation of the distribution of anonymous campaign literature in the 24th Congressional District elec tion Paul Simon representative elect asked federal authorities to determine whether theFair Campaign Practices Act had been violated shortly before the November election when an unsigned pamphlet was distributed through the mails The publication accused Simon of fomenting racial strife in Cairo and of being a puppet of the Chicago Democratic organization Late last month the FBI said its investigation was complete and the results had been forwarded to Washington Ben Cook an FBI spokesman said today Additional investiga tion on the matter has been conducted and more will be conducted Usually he said the way these things work they need additional investigation to see whether the case is pro secutable or even whether there has been a violation Ehrlichman lawyer bits trial ruling Washington AP John D Ehrlichmans lawyer protested today that his client Is being denied a fair trial by rulings prohibiting him from Introducing at the Watergate coverup trial evidence relating to the White House plum bers I say that Mr Ehrlichman is not getting a fair trial if that is the situation said William S Frates Ehrlichmans at torney I dont agree with you responded US District Judge John J Sirica In protesting Siricas ruling Frates noted that the judge had rejected his efforts to call several witnesses plain to see iTs me Twlv vearold Mary Frawbehind a pletur of herself Her vided bigger than lifeslie per S at a cTndnnati teacher Bob Dickrson took traits to us for display pur lentary school trie to hide picture of the dm and proposes Ap wrtphoto consumer advisers were not being taken seriously by federal officials and he cited a proposal for federal aid to education in home insula tion Roger Sant an assistant ad ministrator of the Federal Energy A dministration responded that this proposal was close to approval in the administration Secretary of Interior Roger Morton participates in seminar on 45 confiscated In Evansville Ballistics report awaited in slaying investigation By 0 R Walley Of The Southern Illinoisan A ballistics test report was awaited today by Williamson County authorities investigat ing the slaying of a Marion chiropractor The test by the Illinois Bu reau of Identification was made over the weekend on a Colt 45 automatic taken from a man who shot an Evans ville Ind policeman Dr Donald Ripley 31 was shot seven times with a 45cal iber weapon at his office at 1825 W Main St Patients wait ing in the reception room dis covered the body about am Wednesday The suspected weapon was confiscated from Ronald Ste wart Haynes 23 of Evansville shortly after he shot police man during a struggle about am Saturday David Davies the policeman returned fire and shot Haynes Davies is in serious condition and Haynes in critical condi tion in Welborn Hospital in Evansville Davies and Officer David Fehrenbacher began pursuing Haynes and Michael Edward Loftus 20 of Evansville after a car occupied by the two men nearly hit the patrol car driven by Fehrenbacher The chase ended near a resi dence on Line Street Haynes and Loftus jumped from the car and fled Fehrenbacher captured Loftus and Davies captured Haynes In me struggle with Haynes Davies was shot in the left chest with the 45 automatic Officials at the state crime laboratory at De Soto said the automatic has been sent to Springfield for tests It is not known when the results will be received No other leads have develop ed in an investigation into the murder Williamson County States Atty Robert Howerton said today Howerton said 15 persons were inttrviewed Sunday in the intensive investigation being conducted by more than 20 city Two previous offers refected Vote set Tuesday on new Norge offer county and state police offici als Terry LaFoe 22 of Carbon dale has not been located How erton said LaFoe has been identified as a hitchhiker seen in the vicinity of Dr Ripleys office shortly after the shoot ing LaFoe is believed to have moved to Carbondale from Champaign and to be from Chi cago originally Lt T D Murphy head of theCarbondale Police Depart ments investigation unit is working as a major case in vestigator in Marion Carbondale Police Capt Ed ward Hogan said Murphy has been assigned to the case by Carbondale Chief George Ken nedy at the request of Kower ton Hogan said Murphys duties involve the proper channeling of information and evidence gained in the case with a mini mum amount of investigative duplication Murphy recently completed a course in major case investi gation taught by the Illinois State Police SUNNY The International Association of Machinists Lodge 554 will vote Tuesday on a proposed Norge Co of Herrin contract offering raises totaling 69 cents an hour for nonincentive work ers and 44 cents an hour for incentive workers The nion twice has turned down proposed threeyear con tracts from the company The newest offer according to a union source offers non incentive raises of 25 cents an hour the first year 22 cents the second year and 22 cents the third Incentive workers would re ceive raises of 16 cents the first year 14 cents the second year and 14 cents the third The new offer is up from the companys first offer by 25 cents an hour for nonincen tive employes and up by 22 cents for incentive workers The company has increased thehourly pay by 13 cents more than offered nonincen tive workers in the second con tract proposal and by 9 cents for incentive workers The 1640 union employes have been on strike since Oct 15 Tonight fair and not so cold Low in the lower or middle 20s Tuesday mostly sunny and warmer High 47 to 53 Mostly cloudy Wednesday through Fri day with occasional rain or snow Index Comics TV Family weather details US Supreme Court upholds Illinois regulation Challenge of campaign disclosure law Washington AP ecutive branch employes But disclosing assets and liabilities dif VYdiiimguni j 1 n anri all In the Suit ITOOpers ijOUstJ Washington AP The Supreme Court today refused to hear a challenge to an Illinois regulation requiring state employes to disclose their financial worth In a brief order denying the hearing Justice William 0 Douglas said the state has an undeniably strong interest in placing beyond question the integrity of its public service Douglas said he might tempted to hear the case if the program applied only to ex ecutive branch employes But he said similar disclosure re quirements are made of all branches of Illinois govern ment including the judiciary At issue in the suit filed by members of the Illinois State Police was a 1973 executive order issued by Gov Daniel Walker creating a three member board of ethics The board was empowered to require designated state employes to file an annual statement of economic interest disclosing assets and liabilities each source of income and all business interests The disclosures must be made not only by the employee about 6800 of them in RO agencies but by members of his immediate family A1972 niinois law prescribes a code of ethics for legislators and requires the disclosure of the economic interests of legislators and independent agency employes An Illinois Supreme Court rule requires i m i 1 a r 1 disclosures from judges In the suit Troopers Lodge No 41 of the Fraternal Order of Police said Walkers order runs roughshod over the con stitutional rights of these peti tioners and thousands of public employes similar situated There is no question but what it violates their rights to due process of law of equal protection of the law but most importantly of their right to privacy their right to be let alone said the suit Sugar price leap blamed on shortage Washington AP The director of the Agri culture Departments sugar division said today that the cause of the quadrupling this year in sugar prices is a lack of productive capacity to keep up with population growth Arthur B C a 1 c a g n i n 1 preceding two of hi s predecessors at a House hear ing on the sugar market since the repeal this summer of the 40yearold Sugar Act said the government believes neither the act nor its pending demise had any influence on the present sugar situation Tom Murphy who held the post from mid1963 to mid 1972 testified later that the act and its administration of import quotas acreage allotments and price corridor adjustments kept US consumer prices in line and the market stable Some committee members are considering a move to restore the act or delay the ef fective date of its repeal The act is scheduled to pass out of existence in three weeks But such action would face stiff opposition in the House which refused to renew the statute for the 19741975 crop and beyond The hearings are scheduled to continue through Thursday with testimony from industrial users growers and refiners Miki assumes prime minister post in Japan Tokyo AP Takeo Miki a reformer and veteran politician became prime minister of Japan today inheriting the problems of an inflationridden economy and cleaning up the image of the ruling LiberalDemocratic party Miki 67 got 278 of the 483 votes cast in the lower house of the Diet and 130 of 249 in the upper house Voting was on party lines and Mikis election was assured by his partys majority in the two houses rejected Illinois Atty Gen William J Scott told tie court the state agreed it may be inappropriate to require financial disclosures of all public employes But he added it was in the overriding interest of the public welfare to require the disclosures of those in posi tions of public trust and con fidence Dissenting from the courti refusal to review the case wert Justices Harry A Blackmun and Lewis F Powell Jr
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