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   Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 29, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois                                FUiLICATION OMICI Carfaendalt Murphysbero Hirrin 710 N Illinois 1113Walnwt 212 N Itth toCirtonMt fnt Hfrrln Jminul SUNDAY DBCIMBER 1J74 VUumt 313JOe Copy S Section Comtet Family TV Mg Top Nicaraguans kidnaped by leftist guerilla bond Managua Nicaragua AP A band of Sandinista guer rillas longtime challengers of Somoza family rule in Nicaragua shot their wayinto plush suburban home and took at least 30 persons host age including top members of the government The leftist guerrillas released 13 persons after negotiations Saturday but continued to hold at least 18 others including seven women Nicaraguas foreign minister two of its top ambassadors and the mayor of Managua Hundreds of national guardsmen ringed the house in a wealthy district two miles from the city center President Anastasio Somoza Debayle declared martial law and directed negotiations with the guerrillas A government spokesman said the guerrillas five men and three women demanded million in cashrelease of eight political prisoners and safe passage out of the coun try The spokesman said there has been no determination by the government whether or not to grant the exaggerated demands of the terrorists Authorities reported two policemen were killed and several persons wounded when the guerrillas armed with automatic weapons attacked the party given for US Ambassador Turner Shelton at the home of a Nicaraguan businessman Friday night Shelton and other US Embassy officials had left the party about 30 minutes before the assault the embassy said The Sandinista Liberation Front which has been fighting Somoza family rule since Gen Anastasio Somoza Sr seized power in 1937 has not been openly active in the past two years Costa Rica where a number Sandinista guerrillas are thoughtto be living ordered a partial closing of its border with Nicaragua and said it would investigate whether there were links between Nicaraguan exiles living in Costa Rica and the Sandinista raid One Managua newspaper identified the wounded as a terrorist and Daniel Lacayo Rapacciolo manager of Esso Standard of Nicaragua It said five guerrillas took part in cluding three men and two women wearing gas masks US Embassy sources said it was believed there were 8 to 15 guerrillas Among those reported still in the house were Foreign Minister Alejandro Montiel Arguello UN Ambassador Guillermo Lang Ambassador to the United States Guillefmo Sevilla Sacasa Managua Valle Oliyam the wives of Lang and the mayor several prominent businessmen and their wives the Bernice Denecken wife of Chilean Ambassador Alfonso Deneckea Those released immediately after Archbishop Miguel Ovando y Bravo began negotiations with the guerrillas were the wife of the host and her three young daughters four waiters four musicians and the wife of a businessman Sevilla Sacasa is the dean of the diplomatic corps in Washington having been credited there longer than other foreign diplomat The government said the attack was part of a conspiracy to subvert public order and said it was using all means within its reach and through dialogue to make them desist Ford aims at changes Time to avoid a recession Vail Colo AP After meeting with key ad visers President Ford was described Saturday as aiming at fundamental changes in the way the economy is managed as a means of avoiding an ever deepening recession Press Secretary Ron Nessen told reporters the conferees reached a consensus that the troubled economy has entered a watershed period and that ways of propping it up might well go beyond measures employed in the past The press secretary said Ford swore his advisers to secrecy after deciding in general terms the directions he wants to take Nessen reiterated that fresh administration programs to deal with interrelated econo mic and energy problems would be announced in next No decision made buf gimmicks ouf months State of the Union message Ford declared that he wants a hard and tough program Nessen said The spokesman said Ford foreswore gimmicks that might give the appearance of promising a quick cure for economic ills The impact of some mea suresFord has in mind Nessen said may not be fully felt for three or four more years But he said the President and his advisers were unanimous in believing an economic upturn will be under way by mid 1975 Nessen acknowledged that a number of the items in Fords 3lpoint October program for the economy will be abandoned because they no longer fit a changed situation but he said some may be reinstated The press secretary said the conferees were in basic agreement on whats wrong with the economy but were not entirely unanimous in recom mending cures There were no final deci sions made he said The conferees Nessen reported also canvassed long term economic trends The press secretary said Fords advisers were irt basic agreement on the underlying and fundamental forces which are causing the serious pro blems of the moment bugged Douglas New York AP Supreme court Justice William 0 Douglas who pro tested in 1973 that illegal bugging was commonplace in Washington was among four political personalities under secret scrutiny by the Central Intelligence Agency Time magazine reportedSaturday CIA agents also spied on Rep Claude Pepper DFla former Rep Cornelius Gallagher DN J and the late Sen Edward Long DMo Gallagher was recently released after serving 17 months of a twoyear jail term for mcome taxeyary sion The magazine reported in its latest issue that Douglas became a target for CIA sur veillance in the mid 1960s Ford No answer yet on CIA charges Vail Colo AP President Ford will delay a response to allegations of domestic spying by the Central Intelligence Agency until after his return to Washington next week Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Saturday Nessen said Ford will be reviewing a report he received Thursday from CIA Director William E Colby over the next few days and will discuss the matter with Colby and others after returning to the capital probably on Jan 2 There will be an announce ment on the subject within several days after the comple tibri of those discussions Nessen said He added that neither he nor Ford would discuss the subject further until that time In response to questions Nessen said Ford certainly would confer with Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger on the subject and quite likely with Secretary of Defense James R Schlesinger Ford had indicated previously he might make the Colby report public For painkiller No decision has been made on that yet Nessen said Earlier the chairman of the House intelligence subcommit tee said some domestic acti vities of CIA have been im proper but that the agency may not have violated the law Rep Lucien N Nedzi D Mich said he was briefed last year on domestic activities of the CIA Because of loopholes in the 1947 law creating the agency Nedzi said it is questionable whether the CIA violated the law But he said some of the activities have been im proper Medical journal urges US grow own poppies In wake of crime wave Bangladesh prime minister granted emergency powers Prime Minister Mujibar Rahman of Bangladesh AP wirephoto Dacca Bangladesh AP Prime Minister Mujibur Rahman declared a national state of emergency Saturday to cope with widespread lawless ness corruption and economic chaos which has plagued the povertyridden nation In his declaration Mujib who led his country to independence from Pakistan three years ago blamed the troubles on people who opposed the liberation war collaborators of the Pakistan army extremists and enemy agents in the pay of foreign powers An emergency ordinance signed by President Moham madullah granted the prime minister unlimited powers to take special measures to protect the economy and uphold the law and order The ordinance specifically mentioned power to control news and prosecution of any purpose likely to cause disaffection or alarm or to prejudice Bangladeshs rela tions with foreign powers The state of emergency gave the prime minister wide latitude in jailing suspects without trial and keeping them locked up without judicial ap peal It also empowered him to ban any political group or any meeting and to approve unlimited searches and seizures Despite the emergency rules there was no immediate in dication that Mujib planned to jettison the parliamentary system His Awami League party controls more than 95 per cent of the seats in parliament and his move was expected to meet little opposition The adoption of emergency powers follows Wednesdays fatal shooting of an Awami League member of parliament as he was praying He was the fifth Awami League p a r 1 i am e n t a r i a n to be assassinated Crime and political violence have plagued the government since the nations founding Mujibs official announce ment said The government had no option but to proclaim an emergency under the com pelling circumstances o f repeated acts of violence sabotage and destruction which were adding to the problems of the common people Government officials have conceded that more than 30000 persons have died of starva 1 tion in the past four months in the worstx famine to hit the region in years c New York Times Washington The United States should start growing its own opium poppies to guarantee the na tions longterm supply of pain killing drugs an editorial in the latest issue of a leading medical journal says The editorial notes an in creasingly serious shortage of p a inkilling opiumderived drugs in the US and warned that this could cause great suffering in the event of a ma jor epidemic or other national emergency While immediate supplies of the drugs appear to be ade quate industry witnesses before a Senate subcommittee earlier this month said ration ing for manufacturers of bulk codaine may become necessary RAIN during the coming year Co daine is the major medicinal drug derived indirectly from opium Last year Congress authorized the release of more than 200 tons of opium from the federal strategic materials stockpile to meet civilian needs That release cut the size of the stockpile by more than half The editorial in the Dec 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine said the amount left in the stockpile would be grossly inadequate The editorial was written by Dr Leonard B Greentree a physician in Columbus Ohio He has been concerned over the consequences of medicine shortages ever since the late 1930s Inside today Cloudy today with rain like ly High in the 40s Continued cloudy tonight with some rain again likely Low in the mid or upper 30s Cloudy and a little colder Monday High in the upper 30s or lower 40s LEO PORRITT remembers his youth at the Old Weaver mine camp near Herrin where miners worked for a day See Page 8A in the Sunday Magazine for Don Frosts sto ry THREE THINGS are com mon to most New Years Eve parties Kathie Pratt examines food refreshments and hango vers on Page 13 EVEN THOUGH Bill Mc Hughes directs theater at John A Logan College all his world is not a stage Gary Sosniec kis story tells why on Page 3A of the Sunday Magazine RICH HERRINS 300th win wins Centralia holiday tourna ment for BeBton Page 7 LAWRENCEVILLE WINS Carbondale tourney Page 7 NFL PLAYOFF TEAMS brace for Super Bowl berths Page 11 INDEX Ann Landers Bridge Business Byline BG Classified Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Television Weather details map 7A 5A 2122 2 2729 15A 20 1315 232S 5 7n 1AUA 5 Candidates file some at the last minute for city offices Showing theyre not to be hurried several area candi dates for city council offices filed nominating petitions Sa turday during special city clerks hours Saturday was the last day to file for April 15 elections Carbondale Although 15 persons picked up petitions from the office of Carbondale City Clerk Eli sabeth Leighty only eight pro duced petitions before their 1 pm deadline A mayor and two council members will be elected Filing late Friday were in cumbent Mayor Nea Eckert and incumbent Councilman Clark Vineyard Eckert will run against Irene Altschuler a ybertarian Party candidate who filed earlier On Saturday morning the fol lowing persons filed for coun cil seats Walter G Robinson 701 N Billy Bryan an ac counting coordinator at South ern Illinois University Elmer C Brandhorst 630 W Rigdon business agent for Building Ser vice Employes Labor Union and SIUC student Al Turner 207 W College Incumbent councilwoman He len Westberg and former po lice chief Joseph Dakin already have filed for the council Murpfiysboro Four candidates for the De mocratic nomination for may or hopefuls for aldermanic no minations in three wards and a Republican candidate for mayor appeared during the last filing day for Murphysboro ci ty elections Saturday Filing late Friday and Sa turday for mayor were Harry Browdy a Democrat and Ge rald Ralph Dunn 315 N 14th St a Republican Browdy is an alderman from Ward l Three more candidates filing for aldermanic seats included Martha Kay Hendricks of 15 03 Tina Dr for Democratic alderman Ward 4 and two Republicans for the same of fice They are Harold E No len of 2126 Alexander Ave and VR Spoke Erickson of 2101 McCordSt Incumbent Mayor Mike Bo wers Donald Chamness Den nis M Smith and Browdy will all vie for the Democratic no mination for mayor Charles Moore the Democra tic incumbent will run unop posed in Ward 1 Also unop posed is Jim Shields Demo cratic incumbent in Ward 2 In Ward 3 incumbent Joe Anderson and James B Scur as both Democrats are seek ing the position of alderman In addition to Hendricks No len and Erickson Democrat Mark Kennedy and Republican Elmer Hughes will all run for the same seat Seeking to fill a twoyear va cated position in Ward 4 are Jesse Grammer and David Mc Cowell both Democrats and Eileen Boyer a Republican Democratic incumbent Alder man Louis Siefert wfll seek to retain his seat opposing Re publican Marion Louise Truitt in Ward 5 Morion Marion voters will elect a mayor and four commissioners on April 15 Mayor Robert Butler will be unopposed in seeking an un precedented fourth term as ma yor Candidates for city commis sion include incumbents EE Jeter a Marion optometriit first elected commissioner in 1961 and Rex Presson an em ploye of Central Illinois Public ServiceCo a commis sioner since 1967 Other candidates are Homer Askew a former Williamson County commissioner and a former Illinois labor mediator Robert Connell a CIPS em ployeand city commissioner from 1967 to 1971 whowas defeated by Butler for mayor in 1971 Charles Terry Farner a General Telephone Co em ploye and son of Harold Far ner iormer city commissioner and Williamson County sheriff and treasurer Coralee Odum Gulledge a fifth grade teacher at Logan School Ron Joyner a clothing store manager and son of the late city commis sioner Paul Joyner H L Pul ley and brother Ron Pulley operators of Pulley Ambulance and Bert Swatford to the Jan 2 deadline a pri dude Leslie Summers Frank Thomas threetime unsuccess ful Republican primary candi date for sheriff and Leland Brown unsuccessful Republi can primary candidate for trea surer to retain their council posi tions including James Laverne Sanders Burl May and Ken neth Cook Also running for the coun cil are Don Sigler William Francis Bernard Melvin Burl Benfon Four council seats and the mayors office mus be filled in Beaton Candidrtes for may or are incumbentMayor Her bert Mundell former mayor Charles Toler former fireman and policeman Gene Hill and Kent K Marshall Incumbents for council posi tions include James F Phil ips Fred Summers and Bob Tedrow Also Angus Knight police and fire commission pre sident John Smith former as sistant fire chief and Glen A Smith Other council candidates in ERROR Donna Crawford was not an unsuccessful police candidate She owns the Caboose Craft Shop in Benton Lester McFadden Chullen former police meter man all filed for the coun cil West Frankfort West Frankfort will have a new full house of four coun cil members and a mayor af ter the April election Incum bent Mayor Mike McClatchey will run against Jack Woolard former member of the Frank lin Hospital board and BJ Skip Witunski business ma nager of Rend Lake College Three incumbents will seek UaWjym Jones James Kinsman Frank Browning the Rev Donald Blades Val Stanley Robert D Hays John Razer Mary Ann Barnes and Orville Nolen Anna The mayor and four city commissioners will be uncqn tested in their bids for reel ection to the Anna City Coun cil Filing closed at noon Satur day with only Mayor Dale Den ny and Commissioners Ray Mc Intire RJ Lewis CO Boyd and Dean Williams filing pe titions for the city election ERROR Should be John Chullen He is also a personnel administrator for the Inland Steel Co   

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