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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 22, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Morphyiboro Hrrln 718 N Illinois 1113 Walnut N ttNo Copy fcdiom Cornle Family Weekly hern Illinoisan toOrtxmdH Crtt Pru Hirrln Daily Jourrni SUNDAY DECEMBER 12 1974 7 persons in avalanches By The Associated Press Avalanches in Austria and Iceland have killed 17 persons within 24 hours and officials say the death toll could rise At Kitzubehel Austria an avalanche thundered down Hie 5428foot Mt Hahnenkamm on Saturday killing eight skiers Authorities said they believed three more skiers were buried under tons of snow ice and rocks Working against time 300 volunteers dug into the 20 foot high wall of snow to try to reach them Police said the avalanche roared down the mountain near the famous Kitzbuehel winter resort in the afternoon sweep ing about a dozen skiers off the track Two a man and woman from the upper Austrian capital of Itoz were able to free themselves They were rushed to a hospital with slight in juries Eight were found dead They were identified as Klaus Mueller of Munich and Ausfcrians Ernest Vogel Kati ZirlGeorg Buhl his wife Getraud and children Brigitte 9 and Gabrielle 15 and ski instructor Karl Heinz Bacher Heavy snowfalls ac companied by strong winds and relatively warm temperatures have caused extreme ava lanche conditions in the Aus trian alps At Neskaupstadur Iceland nine persons were killed Friday when an avalanche roared down on that east coast fishing center and caused heavy damage to the town its herr ing factory and freezing plant Three persons were still missing and survivors combed the wrecked area in search of them Officials reported the dead included two women and two small children A 19yearold youth was found alive after being trapped 20 hours in a large fish bin in the wrecked herring factory Aircraft have been banned from flying over the coastal town in fear that the noise might set off further avalanches The avalanche at Kitzbuchcl was the finst of the season and one of the worst single ac cidents in recent years worst disaster in postwar records was in January 1954 when an avalanche struck the village of Blons in Voradberg province in western Austria burying 115 and killing 57 Austrian records over the past 20 years show that the avalanche death toll varies with weather conditiones In the 197273 season 61 avalanche deaths were record by moun tain rescue officials The previous year 19 deaths recorded and in 19707143 CIA files list 10000 citizens Dear Santa What r todays ehlldrn in their Utters Some are and to the point Armonds I mor specific than thos of story on Santa rocossion it isnt rfloctod othor years others ar short mail is on page 3 Vicechairman of domestic council Rockys role Explain programs to nation c New York Times Washington The White House announced late Saturday that President Ford was appointing Vice President Rockefeller vice chairman of the Domestic Council and expected him to play a major role in ex plaining the Presidents American foreign policy to recommend on its implemen tation and improvement Nessen also said that Ford had asked Rockefeller to make a study of the White House system of having a scientific adviser or board of advisers with an eye to whether this system should be revised The domestic and foreign programs president has asked for a report from Rockefeller in a month or so Nessen said In addition to his apparent role as a major national spokesman for such presiden tial programs as the strategic arms limitation talks Nessen said that Rockefeller will have a role in the planning of the 1976 bicentennial Although Saturdays an nouncement spelled o u t Rockefellers official duties and responsibilities they gave little hint of how much actual power he would have throughout the country The first official announce rnent about Rockefellers role wasmade by White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen after Rockefeller and the President met both alone and with members of both of their staffs for about 90 minutes late Saturdayafternoon Nessen also announced the following duties for the new vice president who was sworn In Thursday Eockefeller will assume the vice chairmanship of the National Security Council Nessen stressed that the President felt strongly that he has an open door to the vice said it had been decided that members of the vicepresidents staff will be attending regular White Houst staff meetings Rockefeller will also have a role in recruiting top people for the Ford administration gnessen said Earlier in the day Rockefeller joined a midafter noon meeting at the White House where five Republican senators urged the President and three of his economic ad visers to make some energy conservation mandatory and to undertake a billion jobs program for depressed areas Sen John G Tower of Texas led the Senate delegation that also included Jacob K Javits of New York Paul JFannin of Nebraska and Ted Stevens of By Seymour M Hersh c New York Times Washington The Central Intelligence Agency directly violating its charter conducted a massive illegal domestic intelligence operation during the Nixon Administration against the an tiwar movement and other dissident groups in the United States according to wellplaced government sources An extensive investigation by the New York Times has established that intelligence files on at least 10000 American citizens were main tained by a special unit of the CIA that was reporting directly to Richard Helms then the director of central intelligence and now the ambassador to Iran In addition me sources said a check of the CIAs domestic files ordered last year by Helms successor James R Schlesinger produced evidence of dozens of other illegal ac tivjties bycmembers inside the United States beginning in the 1950s in cluding breakins wiretapping and the surreptitious inspection of mail Schlensinger was succeded at the CIA by William E Colby in September 1973 Those alleged operations while also prohibited by law were not targeted at dissident American citizens the sources said but instead were a dif ferent category of domestic activities that were secretly carried out as part of opera tions aimed at suspected foreign intelligence agents operating in the United States Under the 1947 act setting up the CIA the agency was forbidden to have police sub poena law enforcement powers or internal security functions inside the United States Those reponsibilities fall to the FBI which maintains a special in ternal security unit to deal with foreign ntelligence threats Helms Who left the CIA in February 1973 for his new post in Teheran could not be reached despite telephone calls there Friday and Saturday Charles Cline a duty officer at the American Embassy in Teheran said Saturday that a note informing Helms of the request by the Times for com ment had been delivered to Helms quarters By late even ing Saturday Helms had not returned the call As part of its alleged effort against dissident Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s the sources said the CIA authorized agents to follow and photograph participants in an tiwar and other demonstra tions The CIA also set up a network of informants who were ordered to penetrate an tiwar groups the sources said At least one avowedly an tiwar member of Congress was among those placed under surveillance by the CIA the sources said Other members of Congress were said to be in cluded in the CIAs dossier on dissident Americans Inside today Areas elderly recall Christmas memories CHRISTMAS MEMORIES by area nursing home residents recall molasses candy rag dolls and fresh fruit and candy in stockings hung on the man tel Story by Joanne Wood photos by Ed Greer on Page 6A COLD WINTER ahead is the forecast by both unscientific and scientific methods in story by Joe Arimond on Page 3A SANTAS HELPERS abound in Southern Illinois as old toys are refurbished and new ones donated by many organiza tions for area youngsters Story by Kathie Pratt on Page 17 Ann Landers Bridge Business Byline Bg Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Finance Records Sports Television Weather details map 4A 4A 27 28 2 3335 5A 26 1719 2932 5 913 14A16A 5 Taking a breather An unidentified girl was among 184 Bond Hill Elemen tary School students rushed to hospitals in Cincinnati Friday after faulty furnace appar ently seeped carbon monoxide into classrooms Oxygen was administered at the scene The accident occured as the school of 400 was marking Christmas with the traditional exchange of gifts Only 10 remained over night for observation AP Wircpheto National Security Council Ford is chairman ex offiao of Treasury At his own request he will the Domestic Council and as Secretary the interest in Nessen pointed out the exAlaska They met wun handlingthe Domestic Council ecutive directors job is a dayWilliam t simon role in coordinating activities today administrative post thai would be too timeconsuming for the President This could mean then that the real power in the Domestic Council could be Rockefellers million extortion attempt thwarted Plot against Disney units foi led and with governors He has been appointed a member of the Murphy Com mission which ana 1 y z v Council of Economic Advisers and L William Seidman the Presidents economic assistant in addition to Ford and Rockefeller Partly cloudy and a little warmer today high in upper 40s or lowers 50s Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight lows in mid or upper 30s Mon day mostly cloudy and warm er chance of rain highs 55 to 62 Santa Barbara Calif AP A million extortion plot against Dinseyland in Anaheim Calif and Walt Disney World in Orlando Fla coEapsed Saturday with the arrest of a 24yearold man authorities said Santa Barbara police and the FBI said the man threatened to set off seven bombs in the amusement parks Craig Douglas Hassler a transient who had been living at a motel here was arrested as he picked up a box sup posedly containing half of the ransom police said He was booked for investigation of us ing interstate commerce for extortion Police Capt Charles Thompson said the wouldbe extortionist telephoned Disneyland security officers on Wednesday and said a note had b een left in a Greyhound Bus depot lockw here Santa Barbara is on the sea about 90 miles north of Los Angeles Police found the note which said bombs would be exploded over a 15day period if the ransom demands were not met Thompson said The note directed million to be paid in Santa Barbara and the other half in Orlando Each bomb was set to kill at least eight persons the note said Authorities added that the note also said bombs capable of killing at least 30 persons would be planted in the Anaheim and Orlando metropolitan areas Home utility bills take bigger budgetbite cinching of paycheck may conserve energy K V M beme extended past There seems to be an ad says that a final determina j By Joanne Wood Of The Southern Illinoisan Last year it was called energy conservation the necessity to make the paycheck stretch will create conservation plans in most households in Southern Illinois as well as across the nation Or as RT Reeves manager of the Southern Electric Co operative in Dongola says very sample The more people use me more they will pay The Southern Electric Co operative had a rate increase on Oct 4 of twofifths of a cent perkilowatt used But I thiricit was justified Ree ves said This is the first rate raise weve had we started business in 1940 Egyptian Electric Copp toSteelevfflf studied its rate structure in Novem ber and this month the results of that study have been an nounced We will have a rate in crease of onehalf cent per kilo watt effective Jan 20 Merle Fuhrhop office manager at Steeleville said Both Southern and Egyptian cooperatives as well as South eastern Electric Coop are supplied with electricity from the SouthernIllinois Power Co operative in Marion Ora Snider the wholesale plants administrative mana ger said that coal costs have risen from a ton to during the past year The increase will appear on all bills due Jan 20 with hew rate cards and hilling supplies going out to customers by Jan 10 The cooperativea have ab sorbed the increased costs from its supplier Snider said but after the settlement of the new coal contract and the know ledge that future coal costs will rise much more man usu al the adjustments could no longer be absorbed Users of liquid petroleum gas in the area may find their bills slightly higher soon ac cording to Don Nickel execu tive secretary of the Illinois LP Gas Association in Spring field The federal energy admin istration has had under consi deration some changes in the a waffs ruling on boost PAGE 3 petroleum Si level from tto difference in costs between foreign and do mestic oils Companies which use do mestic oil find their prices re main about the same But those whose products come from foreign sources are hav ing toincrease their prices to keep up with rising costs of ttie imported product Nickel said According to Nickel federal controls have hot done away with me energy problem And I we the probability of federal controls being extended past the August 1975 deadline now If controls were dropped there would be a temporary increase in the price of pro pane gas But as competition takes over the price would come down to a more normal cost he said Nickel added that before con trols were placed on propane gas prices a disparity of two cents would have been un usual Now the differences in prices he said range from five to seven cents depending upon which kind of oil is used im ported or domestic William Eaton of Carbondale of retail propane gas said he has been warned that January supplies could be tight because of transportation pro blems There seems to be an ade quate supply of propane gas but its not always in the right place he said Eaton said retail propane gas prices in this area range from 245 cents to about 31 cents per gallon While the price may seem high its up about where it should been in the beginning Central Illinois Public Ser vice Company Rate Supervisor Loren Dodd of Springfield said that fuel adjustment charges which appear on OPS custo mers electric bills will in crease because of coal con tract increases The company filed for a rote increase with the Illinois Com merce Commission last April The ICC granted a portion of fee increaw to CIPS but Dodd says that a final determina tion of the askedfor increase is yet to come CIPS applied on April 1 for a 9 per cent increase in elec trie rates and an 8 per cent increase in natural gas rates An interim rate increase of 5 per cent on electric bills and 48 per cent on natural gas bills was granted June 19 by the ICC which has until March1 1975 to rule on the original application Larry Georgeff of De Soto owner of a fuel oil service in Carbondale said retail costs are almost double those of a year ago But the customers dont ask any questions anymore Guess they figure whatever the price is theyll have to pay it he said But William Deutsch execu vice president of the Il linois Petroleum Marketers As sociation in Springfield bla mes high fuel oil costs on a lot of clout in Washington from northeast coast legislators Deutsch quotes a release from Marathon Oil Co Presi dent Harold D Hoopman who says consumers in the midwest are among those who can ex pect to pay higher prices for petroleum products under the Federal Energy Administra tions recently adopted crude oil entitlements program This will affect the heating oils as well as gasoline prices Deutsch said but me FEAs special rights program for the east coast and the New Eng land States in particular will cost Illinois consumers appro ximately million dollars year
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