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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 5, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFF 1C CtrbemUte 710 N Illinois Murphysboro Walnut Herrin J1J N Hth Volumt 12No 29415e a Copy 2 Section lueetf jor to Carbcndl Frw Dally Journal Murphysboro Indtpmdint THURSDAY PEC 5 1974 a I to pro no Nixon CtrbondtltHcrrinAAurphysbora mony Washington AP U S District Judge John M Sirica ruled today that the Watergate coverup trial will be concluded without the testi mony of former President Richard M Nixon Ruling on requests that Nix ons testimony be taken by deposition Sirica said The motions are denied and the trial will proceed Sirica announced his ruling just hours after Nixons law yers had argued that the for mer president would not be available to give a deposition until long after the date set by a team of courtappointed phy sicians The doctors had informed Sirica that the earliest they felt Nixon would be well enough to bequestionedwould be Jan 6 Nixons lawyers argued that Jan 6 was the earliest date the former president could begin preparing for his testimony Nixon is an unindicted co conspirator in the case in which five of his former admin istration and campaign aides are charged with conspiring to obstruct the investigation of the Watergate breakin The trial opened Oct 1 and now is expected to be conclud ed before Christmas In a response filed with Si rica Nixons lawyers said that while he might be healthy enough to give a deposition on that date he is not and will not be able to prepare to give a deposition prior to that date The time necessary for Mr Nixon adequately to prepare for the interrogation is sub stantial Meanwhile Watergate pro secutors concluded their cross examination of former White House chief of staff H R Haldeman During Haldemans testi mony Wednesday it was dis closed that Nixon once offered Haldeman and fellow White House aide John D Ehrlich man money from a secret to fund to pay legal expenses that might arise from their involvement in Watergate According to partial tape transcripts made public for the first time both Haldeman and Ehrlichman declinedthe offer Nixons lawyer in responding to the request for the former presidents deposition said that the timetable proposed by the doctors failed to consider the ability of Mr Nixon to carefully review tapes docu ments and events so as to be prepared to answer fully and completely the interrogation proposed by defendant Ehr lichman and perhaps oth ers When Mr Nixons fatigued and weakened condition is ad ded to the factual complexities itis an exorable conclusion that Mr Nixon must have substan tial time to prepare himself for interrogation the response continued In addition Nixons lawyers argued that the government to Chester man Bonanza prize goes to St Louis woman Lottery numbers 38 01 15 Bonanza 717 427 840 By Karen Of The Southern niinoisan Pearl C Meyer a small darkhaired office worker from St Louis is richer to day after the Illinois State Lot tery drawing was held in Car bondale for the first time Two Southern Ulinoisans won prizes They are Har old C Adams of Chester and Joseph L Hessian of Cairo The prize went to Jan Dybka a retired butcher from Chicago who moved to United States in 1951 Mrs Meyer a widowbroke down when the prizeswere an nounced She saidshe has not thought about what she will do with the money Ive been ice cold for week she said Mrs Meyer said she has bought a ticket every week since the lottery began last summer from the Venice III Fire Department She was accompanied tothe drawing by thft chief of department W J Meehan and the firefighter who sold her the ticket Harold Dee Dee Koelker We bought her breakfast Chief Meehan said but shes going to buy us lunch Other winners were Joyce Hofmeister of Chicago Donalc L Mock of Hinsdale andShirley Williamsof Hick oryHill All except one of the winners attended the drawing at the Universiyt Mall in Carbondale Carbondale Mayor Neal Eck ert city manager Carroll Fry police chief George Kennedy and Santa Claus made t h e drawings Work of art After a recordbreaking 20 inch snowfall last weekend four Monroe Mich youths car ved this lifelire replica of a huge mound of snow left by plows in the business district Their efforts bore fruit Tuesday afternoon when the citys police chief was heard ordering a patrolman to get a wrecker and have it towed away AP Wirephoto Pearl Meyer winner Illinois fudges gef large pay increases New fuel rationing considered Springfield AP The Illinois General Assem bly has passed legislation giv ing some state judges a pay increase larger than the aver age Illinois familys total in come The Senate passed Wednes day and sent to Gov Daniel Walker a bill requiring the gtate and counties jointly to fund salary hikes for Judges ranging from to a year According to census data the median annual family income in Illinois is The action came duringa busy afternoon of pay votes in the Senate which also Overrode Walkers amen datory veto and restored a full pay raise for some 60000 state employes in agencies under the governors control Walker had reduced the pay hike to a month to approve a pay increase for legislators The controversial measure had called for a boost raising legislators salaries to a year when it passedithe House this spring Alastminute amendment cut the proposed increase in half but support for the measure still was lack ing Washington AP The Ford administration conceding that voluntary ef forts toreduce oil imports have been unsatisfactory may return to the policies that pro duced long lines at gasoline stations last winter Treasury Secretary William E Simon and Frank A Zarb the nominee to head the Fed eral Energy Administration said Wednesday that one pos sible move to reduce petroleum consumption is to reimpbse last winters fuel allocation plan Their statements came at the same time the auto industry reported November sales fell 35 per cent making it the second lowest levelfor the month in 15 years The Presidents Council of Economic Advisers also said Wednesday the na tional jobless rate will go above 7per cent next year but tne rate of inflation will slow down Simon said the machinery to allocate gasoline and other oil products to dealers is still in place from the Arab oil embar go of last winter and it needs only to be activated again Zarb said it is possible the administration would limit oil imports effective Jan 1 in a selfimposed embargo This would be coupled with a fuel allocation plan limiting do mestic consumption to 90 per cent of fuel consumed in 1972 Zarbsaid Both officials discussed the allocations as one step that could be taken if President Fords voluntary energy con servation program does not work Presidential Press Secretary Ron Nessen conceded that the progress toward reducing oil imports is probably not as satisfactory as the President had hoped itwould be Ford announced Oct 8 a voluntary program to reduce oil imports by 1 million barrels a day from the average daily imports of about 66 millioin barrels But he said if his voluntary program didnt work manda tory measures might have to be used CLOUDY Index Classified Comics TV Bridge JSHB Crossword Tonight mostly cloudy and not quite so cold Low in the Family living upper 20s or lower 30s Friday Records cloudy with chance of rain Sports high in mid or upper 40s Weather map 2429 31 4 47 2930 1719 29 has deprived Mr Nixon of meaningful access to his own records which will hinder trial preparation even if his health improves That was a reference to the agreement reached between the Ford administration and the prosecutors to prohibit transfer of Nixon admin istration records to the former president without prior review by the prosecutors Coal pact approved Washington AP United Mine Workers Presi dent Arnold Miller today an nounced approval of a new na tionwide contract by a margin of 56 per cent He said he was confident most coal mines will reopen Monday Ratification of the agreement came after the strike moved into its fourth week and threatened to seriously further disruptthe nations worsening economic problems Miller announced that UMW members voted 44754 in favor and 34741 against Only four of the unions 18 regional districts rejected the new threeyear pact he said The new contract becomes effective at am Friday Although most of the 120000 striking UMW members are not expected back to work before1 Monday industry officials say some miners may decide to take advantage of weekend overtime rates and begin work Friday or Saturday to prepare the mines for reopening The 24dayold strike forced the closing of mines producing 70 per cent of the nations coal and idled more than 25000 workers in the coalreteted steel and railroad industries Gov ernment forecasts of up to 400000 layoffs resulting from a fourweek walkout never ma terialized Miller earlier predicted rati fication by a 60 per cent margin in the first rankand file vote in the UMWs 84year history In the past only union leaders approved contracts The contract richest in the unions history provides for a 64 per cent boost in miners wages and benefits over three years Coal producers now are reporting record profits and they are expected to pass on the higher labor costs byraid ing prices Big print giveth and little print taketti By Merrill Perlman Of The Southern Hlinoisan We would like to thank Arn old Miller for the pay that he never gave us We would like to thank Ar nold Miller for the safety that he never gave us We would like to thank Arn old Miller for the right to strike that he never gave us We would like to thank Arn old Miller for the right to change shifts that he never gave us Gary Bartolotti a miner at Old Ben No 21 mine at Sesser thinks Arnold Miller president of the United Mine Workers of America let coal miners down in the contract approved by a union majority national ly We promises but we never got a future out of this contract Although the majority of Illi nois miners voted against the contract at least one thinks it is an adequate agreement I think in light of the over all economy I dont think we could have asked for a great deal more said Amos Mitch ell of Sesser a miner at Orient No 3 in Waltonville Mitchell who has been a miner for 30 years said the contract is one of the better ones he has seen I knew when I went into the mines it was a dirty hard way of living They didnt trap me into being a miner But Mitchell said the con tract has some flaws The big print giveth what the little print taketh away he said I think they could have negotiated a pension plan for the widows I think they could have gone back and pick ed up the widows whose hus bands were killed directly in the mines The new contract calls for an immediate 10 per cent in crease in wages with another 4 per cent coming in the second year of the contract and 3 per cent in the third year That would bring average daily wag es from under the old agreement to the third year of the new agreement The first year of the new con tract the average wage would be raised to In addition miners are guar anteed cost of living raises ev ery three months adding l per cent per hour for each increase of 4 in the Consumer Price Index But wages were not the only issue in the contract When Miller was running hiscard said Safety cannot be arbitrated Now during the contract talks hes been wbi rating safety said Bruce Gip son safety committeeman at Old Ben No 26 mine near See ser Gipson said under the new contract the safety of the mine sometimes will be decided by an arbitrator But despite their dislike for the new contract ihe miners say they will stay in the mines Im a coal miner I guess well just have to live under it Gipson said Frank North Pete and termer Retv ;