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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 26, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                PUBLICATION 711 N Illlnelt 111J Walnut in M Uth Murphytbora ofHarrln Valume MNe a 4 JacN9MJalrfeidSO Pagai tf riM HMTtn Prtly MurMt MurpftytbOT THURSDAY DEC 24 14 Party whip joins anti Chicago AP An assistant Democratic leader in the Illinois House came out strongly today against the candidacy of Clyde Choate for speaker Rep Daniel M Pierce D Highland Park said if Choate elected speaker Pierce will resign as Democratic whip and refuse to serve in any leadership capacity Pierce has worked as whip the past four years while Choate DAnna was minority leader of the House The election of Clyde Choate as speaker would in my opi nion result in a continuation of Less than fantastic Mayba it was aarly hour tha Mora likely it was score Sandra Bailey f Harrln pr Hallday Baikatball Tourna a glum lace this mam mant Play In tha taurnamanf ing tha Harrln taam lost Alton M53 in tha opening of annual CarbondaU will continue through Saturday in the Arena at Southirn Il linois University at Carbondalt Photo by Tom Porter Preps begin holiday battle Herrin and Marion lose in tourney play Defending champion Avl k opened Carbpndale ho Impressive3410 filial quarter bulge that got it pjssV team with 17 points Inthe second morning game Nor Community shook off a istubborn Marion team 76S6 Ahead only 4543 in the late stages of the third quarter Al ton reeled bff13 straight and was never threatened Leroy Stampley led the win ners with 24 points whuVMike Miller topped the 16 Herrin ioiis tournament sites at which area prep basketball teams are At Carbendala Alton 84 Herrin 43 Normal 76 Marion 56 Bloomington 95 Cairo 06 At Cantralla Belleville West96 ElginLar kin 74 Prospect 101 Pmckneyville 58 v At Eldorado Carmi 52 Norris City 49 Johnston City 74 M o u n d s Meridian 54 At Dai Mascoutah 76 Nashville 34 Taylorvffle 74 Okawville 65 Lorfon Va protest Reformatory inmates free 2 more hostages 7 still held LojtonVa AP i Armed inmates at Lorton Reformatory released two inorje hostages today to show tha good again hostages who had complained of being lllj dropped to the number of hostages still being held if O this indicates things are pretty to a solution said Dozier Haziel chairman of the Imriates grievance committee butt not a participant in the uprising He has participated in negotiations between prison officials and inmates Meanwhile the prisoners continued to talk with lawyers about what their next course of action should The prisoners asked for and received written assurance from acting federal prison director Roy Gerard that none of the inmates involved in the prison disturbance would be Effective Dec 31 transferred from Lorton to other federal prisons But Reed said the letter from Gerard con tained no guarantee against reprisals in the form of pro secution on charges stemming from the disturbance Reed said the prisoners had talked with a lawyer who sug gested their best recourse would be to seek assurances from the U S attorney for eastern Virginia that there would be no such prosecutions Reed said the prisoners plann ed to seek advice from another attorney on whether that should be pursued Four prisoners succeeded in carrying out as complicated 1VT1 District of Columbia prison located in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC Early today inmate negotiators representing all or some of approximately 100 prisoners involved in the disturbance obtained the signatures of District of Columbia penal officials to prove s specified prison condi tions1 They thfin sought and the guarantee from Gerard that the Bureauof Prisons would not transfer any of the participants in the disturbance The disturbancebroke out Christmas night following the collapse of a largescale escape at the beginning of the prison disturbance State police later found one of the escapees dead of a gunshot wound inthe auto the four used to flee Lortoripa the higWumded wheeler dealer arrogant leadership of past Republicans and in addi tion there is the daiger that under Choate we would well return to the Paul Powell era in the legislature said Pierce Four Democrats but not Choate have formally an nounced their candidacies for the speakership in an attempt to block Choate from assuming the position Pierce said he could support any of them and will attend a meeting tonight of a Democratic legislative study group which will map very very difficult strategy in preventing a Choate elec tion Pierce said he understands about 30 Democrats including some newly elected represen tatives are opposed to Choate Pierce said dealing is under way by Choate in an attempt to persuade some Republicans including those loyal to outgo ing Speaker W Robert Blair to be absent thereby lowering from 89 votes the number Choate wouldneedto win Pierce said that was the same mariner in which thelate Paul Powell was elected speaker in 1961 when Republicans controlled the House Pierce said one reason Choate has failed to declarehis candidacy is because he hasnt received the goahead from Mayor Richard J Daley of Chicago He cant announce without the support of Daley and without the support of Cook County Democrats said Pierce said he was joining the antiChoate movement all impor tant legislative decisions over the past four yearshave been formulated in backroom deals Choate and Blair a derogation of the democratic process Choate is elected speaker all good Democrats should protest by refusing to participate in the Democratic caucus under his leadership Pierce said Other Democrats who have already announced their can didacies for the powerful post GeraldBradley of Bloomington William A Red mondof Bensenville John Matijevich of North Chicago and Holland Ttpsword of White House Washington Associated Press Washington The Secret Service has ad mitted that it failed to keep Marshall H Fields Jr under surveillance even though its agents suspectedTuesday that he was planning some dramatic action against the government on Christmas Fields crashed his car through a WhiteHouse gate early Christmas morning and held police and security of ficers at bay for nearly four hours by threatening toblow himself up 10 feet from the northportico A Secret Service spokesman said they had had Fields name on their list of potential subversives but that the agen cy did not have enough man power to keep tabs on everyone on the list A Federal Bureau of Investi gation spokesman said his agency was familiar with Fields case but considered it is chargedwith prtjtecting the White House grounds Both agencies knew of materials sent by 25yearold Fields to a local television tion two weeks ago in which he said that he would his US citizenship on Christmas Dayand leek political asylum in one ofthe countries now known to be a Streaker jailed identity Santa Fe Argentina AP A 25yearold woman was arrested and jailed for carrying no identity documents whehishe streaked slowly past a public swimming pool Santa Fe has no law against streaking as i such and authorities said nothing about her nudity j knew suspecf planned onfiUS acf member of me Third Worldi Treasury Secretary William E Simon said the incident which came 10 months after a young GI crashed a stolen on the White House lawn demonstrates the need to see how similar things could be prevented from hap pening again Simon commended the Secret Service a Treasury Depart ment agency for its professional handling of Wednesdays intruder President Ford and his family were away on a skung vacation in Colorado A Secret Service spokesman said that for that reason White House had reacted in a more Lottery rf No shots were Jired during the tense fourhour confronta tion the manwearing makeshift Arab garb and wired to what guards feared were explosives stood near the north portico where presidents fre quently greet visiting foreign dignitaries After he surrendered the Secret Service said agents foiind of suburban Silver Spring Ma hadno ex plosives Fields the son of a deceased State Department official who had served inArab countries wasthen taken to a mental hospital for observation In a rambling statement sort of action against the on ChristmasDay declaring I am the Messiah to those who wish to believe Chief EarlDrescher of the Executive Protective Service said Im sure therewill be studies and evaluation of this incident Simon said one of the questions to be considered by security officials would be put up stronger gates Drescher said security absolute enough to rule out the possibility of a similar in triision probably would be unattainable without turning the White House into an arm ed camp A Secret Service spokesman said the response of agents Wednesdy would have been different if Ford or members his family had been at tha White House He didnt say what agents would have done but did say Fields could have been stopped before he reached the building We are compassionate spokesman George Cosper said We dont want to take a human life if hes penetrating an empty house Ford calls aides for folks on economy energy issues Senior presidential advisers fly to Colorado today for several days of talks with President Ford on basic policy questions about the economy andenergy directed his lot less Ford unableto rora Washington area news organizations a manidentify as Fields had in dicated he would take some neatly with the advice he is ill wit citizens regard it as fair Politically thats the easiest thing to doi one planner said Substahtively the tax ap trouble is that whatever you do of these systems is Dec 19 not to discuss policy with reportersNevertheless the following information about the secret White House deliberations has become known Despite his repeated ex pressions of disUkeFord v con tinues to entertain proposals for a higher tax as a to discourage driving and help move the country towards Fords own target of ajcut in oil to The gasoline tax Ford is expected to chal tax cut unacceptably margin to the budget budget deficit to interest rates off housebuilding and investment iThe socalled double Bonanza Fun in fhe Sun 22610 negotiators and prisonofficials hammered out anagreement to end the stalemate and free the hostages Reed told a reporter inside the prison that the guards were seized by prisoners after the escape plan failed Ten guards were i seized originally but three subse quently were released Washington AP Sen J W Fulbright DArk has resigned from the Senate effective Dec 31 theSenate secretarys office fsaid of cloudy with a chairman of the Senate Foreign chance of snow lows in the Relations Committee opens the upper20s Friday cloudy wifo way for Arkansas Gov Dale rain likely highs in the upper Bumpers to At leastsome energy plan ners privately doubt that the goal will be achieved If Ford comes to share this skepticism he can be expected to stress not fulfillment of the goal to the very last barrel but taking ac in allo ca t i o n distribution of availableSsupplies isnot a preferred option It could be held out as an ultimate recourse to be used if necessary and quickly to copewith the economic and energy problems He has discussed with advisers the possibility of going over Congress head making a special energy broadcast to the American people sometime after his State of the Union message to Congress which is tentatively set for Jan 20 Ford is expected to depict the energy policy now being drafted as unprecedented in its breadth and completeness This is a bigbig program the first time in our history one adviser said After cyclone devasted D Polluted water threatens city Darwin Australia AP Diseases from polluted wafer today threatened the survivors of the Christmas Day cyclone that devastated D a r w j n northern Australias major ci ty at Darwin Hospital airlift of the critically injured Officials said 10000 people and other estimates ranged higher Survivors told harrowing tales of escape from the cyclone that left at least 40 i dead hundredsi injured The Australian Air Force flew in more than 20 planeloads of medical supplies drinking water food blankets clothing and medical teams The planes then ferried more than 200 persons to hospitals in east coast cities more than five damaged or demolished in the Democratic primary earlier this went on INDEX Comfet TV CrpMward EdltcrlaU 3537 43 4 54 being admitted with illness caused by drinking polluted water now outnumbered those with injuries caused by the killer storm A campaign of cholera and tetanus immunizations was begun to fight the threat of disease afterthis city of 40000 was left without adequate safe sewerage serviceand TT IsTIT i ponent in the November elec Sparli Waathar details map 8 given but one I survivors said We were getting cyclone warn ings and everybody was blase aboiitlt Peopledug in the wreckage of their homes for their belongings One house bore a handwritten sign Looters motel built to an 31 under way beginning with an hour i Minister Lance Barnardtoolr charge of the relief operation and said 40 persons were known dead other reports from Darwin put Hundreds reported in jured or missing v Barnard said at least 10000 of the citys 40000 people would have to be evacuated until the town was rebuilt southern cities began preparations to house evacuees at race tracks fair grounds and government hostels Appeals were made for blood acc o m m o d at lo rrt tnd money I Offer of help from New Zealand Britain ceoted the offer of a huge TJS Starhfter a C130 transport plane from New a British suV can the size of Darwin Rescue were rain from the cyclone Tracyr which roared out of toe Timor Set before dawn Wednesday and lashed Darwin for four houra with winds up to 120 miles an hour and heavy rains Darwin is more than 2000 miles from Sydney wd 900 miles by road from the nearest large town Alice Springs in central Australia At this time of the year it is accessible only by sea and airbecause roads across the hundreds of miles of outback desert and prairie are vat by rains Domestic airliners executive jets and ofter private planes were mobilized for the relief airlift The aircraft carrier Melbourne and two destroyers were en route from Sydney out will not arrive until Picture on 31 I   

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