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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 1, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFPICI 710 N Illlnelf Htrrln 1113 Walnut 212 N Uth So Volunw 12No JWSOe a Copy S SMtiens Comics Family WMkty Magazlno Tal ern Illinoisan rtoCirfaendilt Hwrln IXIIy Jouml SUNDAY DECEMBER 1 1974 Area miners set to vote Monday Salem AP Coal miners from United Mine Workers locals in districts 12 in Illinois and 11 in Indiana will vote on ratification of a proposed contract Monday of ficials said Some 200 coal miners representing the two districts headed home Saturday night after a lengthy contract ratification briefing They in turn will discuss the proposed settlement in detail with membersOf the 70 to 80 locals in the two states as will be done across the country before the secret balloting is held officials said District 12 board member Robert Benedict said after the meeting that delegates to the briefing would not be making official recommendations to the membership on how to vote Were not directed to advise the membership one way or the after and Benedict added anyone who does will be doing so as an individual Im sure each one of the men up theretoday had an in dividual opinion He said many question were asked at the briefing There were several parts of it the contract the delegates here didnt like But its hard to say what me consensus would be and Benedict said he would not offer a guess He said delegates at the Salem meeting werent too happy wMfa the wage increase They figured that more of the package should have been directed to an immediate wage increase rather than the fringe benefits but he said they were pretty happy with the retirement end of it Benedict said union officials hope the results of the na tionwide voting will be tallied within 12 hours after the last locals voting ends Monday Miller seeks Yes vote c New York Tinies Beckley W Va In a protest caravan through the narrow streets here Satur day members of the United Mine Workers largest and most politically volatile district honked automobile horns and booted disapproval of the pro posed strike settlement they ere being asked to ratify The wellorganized demonstration a motorcade that went on to other coal mining communities near here through the bleak drizzly afternoon indicated that in West Virginia at least the leadership of Arnold R Miller the strongly prosettlement union president could be rebuffed by the mem bership Many miners said the three year 64 per cent wages and benefits increase Miller negotiated with the coal in dustry was not enough Miller If contract rejected he soys union could be bankrupted face US action has insisted that the companies have no more to give A secretballot ratification vote is to be held Monday among most of the unions 120000 active members 16650 of whom live among the steeply sloping hills of this southern West Virginia union district If the contract is rejected Miller said Saturday the walkout could last five or seven more weeks bankrupting the union causing further damage to the nations economy and almost certainly inviting a government confrontation with the strikers If the vote to be tallied at the union headquarters In Washington shows that the has been ratified the strike now 19 days old could be over by the end of the week Some union locals particularly in Pennsylvania apparently will not vote until Tuesday because the deer season opens Monday and many miners want to go hun ting Miller came here and to Madisons District 17 to tell several hundred miners In my opinion this is the best contract ever negotiated by any labor union in the country His assessment was greeted here with snickers whistles and hoots He spoke at noon in the basement assembly hall of the Beckley police department to representatives of the 75 union locals in District 29 assembled to hear an explanation of the agreement by Richard Carter the district president Carter opposed the Miller supported settlement for two weeks while it was stalled until last Wednesday before the unions 38member bargaining council in Washington His lack of enthusiasm for his role Saturday was apparent in a seeming inability to answer most of the angry questions from the miners The miners did not seem to be safcisifed either with answers from the union head quarters over a special telephone connection to Washington This was the first year in memory that a contract had been submitted to the rank and file for approval For 50 years before Miller assumed the presidency last year the union was ruled autocratiealy by the late John L Lewis and then W A Boyle who is now in prison Accordingly it was difficult to assess how much of the days reported demonstrations truculence and irreverance at a score of membership meetings was merely a heady expression of new freedoms One procontract miner commented the noise you know the complaints its all coming from the same few guys Guerrillas attack Israeli village Jerusalem AP Two Arab guerrillas took over a house in a village near the Lebanese border Saturday night killing a 35yearold man and wounding his wife before both were captured military sources said An Israeli command spokesman said one of the guerrillas was wounded in an exchange of gunfire when troops stormed the house m Rihaniya a small village nestled in tho hills threemiles south of the Lebanese border Both gunmen had infiltrated across the Lebanese frontier the military claimed Rihaniya is populated by Moslem Circassians who are Israeli citizens and unlike Israeli Araos serve In the Israeli army It was not certain if the guerrillas picked the non Jewish town or just attacked the first village they came across The terrorists sneaked into the village late Saturday night took over the brick house and held it for an hour as Israeli troops surrounded the struc ture the military sources said It was the first attack by Arab guerrillas against a non Jewish target in Israel The inhabitants of Rihaniya art descendants of 19th Century Russian immigrants Many of them still wear the high boots and fur hats characteristic of the Russian Cossacks Soviet support Moscow AP The Soviet Union said Satur day at the conclusion of a visit by Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat that it supported the inalienable right of Palesti nians to establish their own state Arafat who spent four days in Moscow left the Soviet capital early Saturday for Belgrade and talks with Yugoslav President Tiio Neither Soviet officials nor the official Tass news agency reported the departure of the Palestine Liberation Organiza tion chief but his arrival in Belgrade was confirmed there In a communique issued after Arafat left the Soviet Union said it supported the struggle of the Arab people of Palestine for their legitimate rights in cluding their inalienable right to selfdetermination and creation of their own national home up to formation of their statehood Arafat apparently did not subscribe to a statement put in the communique underlining Moscows desire to get the Geneva peace conference going again Geneva talks c New York Times Cairo Arab countries in contact with the United States have been pressing for February as the timefor ar econvening of the Geneva peace conference Egyptian officials said Satur day Ismail Fahmy the foreign minister mentioned this in a report to a committee of the Peoples Assembly a few days ago The United States and Israel would like to see the conference reconvened at a later date An Egyptian official speak ing of the proposed resumption of peace talks said As far as we are concerned the rush for Geneva is on We are trying to expedite it We think it is urgent We need It to givev new momentum to the search for a negotiated settle ment He added that the rush toward Geneva did not ex clude diplomatic efforts on other levels by the United States and the Soviet Union Many Arab diplomats regard the February date for the iTIff resumption of the Geneva talks as a deadline before which the United States must produce another military withdrawal by Israel More friction Beirut Lebanon AP Disputes among vxyal Palestinian groups have spread across the Arab world un dermining the unity forged after the October war and threatening Arab states with reprisals from dissident guer rilla factions The rivalries have ag gravated old frictions between hardline regimes in Syria and Iraq which have taken op posite sides in the Palestine Liberation Organizations cur rent purge of radical ex tremists Syria is actively helping Yasir Arafat to reassert his authority over the Palestinian movement by harassing radical groups that quit his moderate PLO Iraq is actively supporting the dissident Rejection Front formed by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine the PFLPGeneral Command the Arab Liberation Front and Baghdad openly encourages guerrilla defections from the PLO Space probe nears Jupiter Mountain View Calif AP Pioneer 11 speeding toward Jupiter at nearly 30000 miles per hour will send back data that could unravel the mystery the planets massive radio signals scientists said Satur day The spacecraft sped Saturday to within 15 million miles of the giant plant sending back a stream of data scientist hope will clear up other questions about Jupiters system fcrrgef Sugar Chicago Thieves broke into an Armour and Co warehouse and stole 14 tons of sugar valued at police said Satur day Three weeks ago the same warehouse was robbed of 7000 pounds of sugar Inside WHEN EARL BAUMEYER began work with the Illinois State Police in 1936 it was supposed to be a temporary appointment Now 38 years lat er hes retiring Tony Stevens reviews Baumeyers colorful career on Page 9A CARBONDALE AND MUR PHYSBORO residents are pre paring for their annual Holi day Homes Tour on Dec 15 Kathie Pratt and Ed Greer give a preview on Page 25 AT AGE 72 all Grace Clay brook wants to do is paint those flowers in the front yard Jim Kirkpatrick tells why on Page 9A SOUTHERN CAL blitzes Notre Dame Page 13 SALUKI CAGERS open sea son Monday Page 15 AREA MEN NAMED to bas ketball Ball of Fame Page 13 WALT MOORE coaches his son Page 13 INDEX Ann Landers 5A Bridge Business 35 36 Byline BG 2 Classified 4144 Crossword 11A Editorials 34 Family Living 2527 Finance 3740 Record 5 Sporfs 1316 Television 1A16A Weather details map f Eclipse over Tokyo Blizzard hits Midwest By me Associated Press A mejor storm with near blizzard conditions in parts of eastern and southeastern Iowa churned through the north central states Saturday and headed eastward Weather warnings came as thousands of motorists planned homeward journeys in winding down Thanksgiving holiday visits Snow warnings of 4 inches or more were issued from Illinois or northwestern Ohio while alerts of blowing and drifting snow on strong winds were posted in Iowa The national Weather Service left a heavy snow warning in effects for the northern third of Illinois Saturday and posted Bie central and southern sec tions The snow was expected to turn to rain in central Illinois with rain continuing in the southern part of the state State highway police reported snowpacked snd main roals in tfee Quad Citias area slush around Rockford and slipperiness around Peoria and Springfield Chicago area roads were wet but clear with some ice on bridges overpasses and ex pressway ramps Deofh toll reaches 371 By the Associated Press The traffic death toll around the nation reached 371 Satur day witn thousands of motorists still to head home from Thanksgiving holiday visits Auto accidents on Illinois roads made treacherous in some areas by snow have taken 14 lives The National Safety Council estimated that from 525 to 625 persons may be killed in traffic during the holiday period that began at 6 pm Wednesday and ends at midnight today Area gets first snow The seasons first snow fell Saturday on Southern Illinois but most residents apparently ignored the light wet flakes Two large retail stores Mohr Value and the Sears Roebuck and Co store in Car bondale reported only nor mal sale of snow shovels and other badweather equipment Theyre just not picking up that kind of merchandise its just the regular type of Christmas business Don Glegg manageof Mohr Value said The weather station at the Southern Illinais Airport pre dicted that oniy one inch of snow would fall before morn ing with precipitation ending today Some cautSJS motorists were switching to snow tires however Business was pick ing up Saturday afternoon at the Penneys Auto Center Last year the first time it fealty snowed we were open SNOW Cloudy today and rafter win dy and cold with light snow or snow flurries High in the lower 30s Mostly cloudy to night and colder wim chance of a few flurries Low in mid to upper 20s Partly sunny and a little warmer Monday until 11 putting snow tires on for people Roger Abney the auto center said Returning vacationers not faced with any severe prob lems on the roads A travelers advisory was is sued for Southern Illinois high ways Saturday night but no hazardous road conditions were reported by evening Area police reported no wea therrelated accidents by 8 pm Saturday State police reported no trou ble with roads near St Louis though there were some bad conditions in the Chicago area The cold weather and snow moved into Southern Illinois from the northwest on Satur day afternoon India Pakistan end 10year trade ban Happys aunt reneges P c New York Times New Delhi India and Pakistan agreed Saturday to end the 10yearold ban on trade relations Officials of the two countries signed a protocol after four days of negotiations specifying that the embargo would be lifted Dec 7 Trade between the two coun tries was cut off during the 1965 war over Kashmir Diplomatic relations were totally ruptured Jhree yeari ago when they fought again resulting in the severance of the eastern wing of Pakistan which is now the nation of Bangladesh The decision to end the trade ban fulfills an important part of the peace agreement signed by the leaders of the two countries in July 1972 calling for a step bystep normalization The leaders of the two delegations told newsmen the question of resuming diplomatic relations was being considered by the foreign of fices of the two countries But trade resumption need not wait for that decisionthey said They said the details of the trade agreement would be worked out in a meeting in Pakistan in January However the decision to end the ban was an important and major step forward in the normalization process they said The brief 400word protocol signed between the commerce aecretariet of two countriw did not mention the volume of trade envisaged over the next year However it identified the commodities in which there were immediate possibilities of commencing trade The protocol indicated that India would be exporting to Pakistan irontore railway equipment tea jute manufactures and engineering goods In return Pakistan will be selling India cottonand rice According tbj protocol initially the trade would be on a government to government basis or through government controlled trade corporations The two sides have agreed to the restoration of direct shipp ing services details for which would be worked out by experts in late December the protocol said Unlike the talks on airlinks held in Pakistan earlier this month the trade talks were reported to have gone withoul hitch ;