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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - December 19, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICi CiriwncUlt 710 N Illinois Murphysbere 1113 Walnut Htrrln 212 N lith Volumt UNo 304lSe a Copy Signer lacirtiMMM Oilly Jwmiil MgrpHyjbore liulivmdinl k THURSDAY DIC W4 I A 11 Massive tax cuts ur c Washington StarNews i Washington Massive tax cuts arc needed to pull the economy out of the deepening recession Charles L who was budgetdi rector in the Johnson admin istration advised Congess to day f r foot xplicit on the sizeof taxreductkms in his testimony betore Hie Senate Budget Committee He implied however that cuts totaling billion to billion nrouM be my Thus is1 the kind of proposal Treasury Secretary Wjlliam Et Simon has warned would doom Former budget director testifies on economy the nation to accelerating in flation and eventually even higher The Ford administration is con sidering smaller tax cots The case for tax reductions and other moves to spur the economy was strengthened by the Commerce Departments report Wednesday that total incomes of Americans declined billion last month the largest drop in more than three years The basicpurpose of cutting taxes would be to offset income losses and sustain purchasing power thus limiting or revers of retail sales production and employment Schultze a liberal economist whonow is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution indi cated that he agreed with forecasts that unemployment would rise from 65 per cent of the labor force last month to 8 per cent or higher next sum mer in the absence of strong policy measures This recession is deeper and more stubborn than has been typical of other postwar down turns he said because of high prices and general infli ction Increased payments for im ported oil will drain billion to billion of consumer pur chasing power out of the United States next year he esti mated Mr and Kenneth Hagler In basement of damaged homt Photo by Tom Pertir Car hits house driver dies Senate OK s jobs unemployment aid James Donald Bunch 26 of Rt 2 Murphysboro an an nouncer for radio station WTAO in Murphysboro was killed early today when his car slammed into the Kenneth Hag ler home on Old Illinois 13 east of Murphysboro Mr and Mrs Hagler asleep in a bedroom struck broadside by the Bunch car were not injured Hagler was knocked out of bed by the impact as the car rammed into a brick and concrete wall just a few feet from the bed Tracks at the scene indicate the Bunch car was eastbound onOld 13 when the driver ran off the left side of the road The car went across the front lawn of the Donald Wright home crossed the Fiddlers Ridge road and struck the southwest corner of the Hagler home State police said the driver was thrown through the wind shield of the car and appar ently killed instantly The force of the impact knocked the driv er out of his shoes police said Funeral arrangements are AREA HIGHWAY DEATHS Dec 19 1974 124 Dae 19 1973 127 pending at the Crawshaw Mor tuary Chapel in Murphysboro Mr Bunch formerly of the California area had been work ing in Murphysboro about two months Hagler recuperating at home from knee surgery last month said he couldnt figure it out right away I woke up sitting on the floor by the bed and I heard stuff falling all over the house I figured someone had run into the house Hagler said His wife Gladys said she was jolted awake to hear a set of hallway chimes jing ling like mad Hagler said police reached the scene in a matter of a few minutes and said Mr Bunch wasdead inthe car The heaviest damage to the home was in the southwest cor ner where the car slammed into the mam foundation and pushed the foundation three to four inches to the east Sizable cracks were found in all parts of the house this mor ning I didnt have a single crack in my house before this hap pened Mrs Hagler said Hagler said an insurance ad juster at the scene this morn ing was unable to make any damage estimate Theres just no easy way to estimate the total damage Hagler said The impact broke a water line in the basement but the gas furnace and gas lines in the basement were not broken Evidence of theforce of the impact found through thte house including a heavy dres ser moved about six inches of the hdtiktf where the car struck The collision even opened a kitchen door which had been locked Hagler said It just kmda twisted the confused parties at the home was Perry Como the Haglers 10yearold French Poodle The Haglers said the dog was asleep under the bed and was not injured Hes been having aJjig time this morning with all the people coming in to see the damage Hagler said Hagler said the fact the house had a brick front prob ably prevented major injury to him and his wife If that front wall hid been1 only airame wall we probably would the car in bed with us Hagler said The Haglers have lived at the same site since 1932 The present home was built in 1859 closely adjacent to a service station and grocery store ope ratedy Hagler mentv Hagler today hes not so sure the site is agood place to live located close to the junction of Old Illinois13 and Illinois 127 About three years ago a car went out of control and into Washington AP The Senate passed a billion supplemental bill today to be gin funding job programs and extended unemployment com o aid the The bill passed by voice vote after brief debate was sent to conference with the House to President Ford yesterday The bulk of the money in the supplemental legislation billion is for extra unem ployment compensation pay ments The authorization legislation now at the White House extends unemployment compensation to persons not covered by the ex measure by the Senate for public works projects which would create jobs The bill also includes bil lion to start up a program of government employes The House also passed a supplemental appropriations measure carrying billion for tamed in a billion authori zation measure cleared to jobless The Senate is expected to act on this money bill promptly The Senate Approbations Committee approved it Wed nesday night The House is ex pected to take final actionto day on another measure au thorizing billion to extend the period for paying jobless benefits to 52weeks Democratic leaders were pushing for final adjournment of the 93rd Congress by Friday night with some expressing hope the windup might be pos sible late tonight One of the major bills left for 693000 apply for j President Fords agenda for this Congress Despite a lastminute state ment of Soviet opposition House and Senate conferees approved the bill that bars U S trade concessions until t drop their Washington AP The nations turned in another set tressing signals More Ameri cans face the loss of jobs per sonal income is down and Jury to get cose after Christmas Last witnesses in Watergate trial SlSvlQIlr On Nov 7 fire leveled the station and grocery store We thought we had lost the house that night and firemen had already warned us fo leave before they were able to pre vent the fire from spreading to the house Hagler said Washington AP Testimony was completed today at the Watergate cover up trial and opposing lawyers prepared to deliver their clos ing arguments to the jury More than 80 persons testi fied at the trial beginning with former White House counsel John W Dean III who took the stand on Oct 17 as a leadoff witness for the prosecution The case is expected to go to the jury of nine women and three men immediately after Christmas Chief Prosecutor James F Nealwas scheduled to lead off the closing arguments Kenneth W Parkinson last of the five Watergate coverup defendants to present his defense testified Wednesday that officials of former President Richard M Nixons reelection committee par ticularly former asst Atty Gen Robert C Mardian and former Att Gen John N Mit chell didnt tell him all they the Watergate CLOUDY knew about breakin Under crossexamination to day Parkmgon acknowledged he never told Mardian things he learned from Jeb Stuart Parkingon Mardian Mitchell and former White House aides H R Haldeman and John D Ehrbchman are charged of the Watergate Tonight fair and colder low in the lower 20s Friday in creasing cloudiness high around 40 Saturday mostly cloudy with chance of snow the try now set for indefinite layoff in Januaryis at Their troubles are compounded by shrinking unemployment funds that will leave thousands of jobless workers with fewer benefits than expected The government also an nounced that the U S balance of payments in the third1 quar ter suffered the second largest deficit ever largefyasa result of the high costs of foreign oil The deficit of billion com pared with 5 billion for the second quarter andanalltime high of 9 billion in the first quarter of 1972 Continued migration of dol lars overseas can cause the ready were receiving of the dollars value benefits duringjne last week nvand tohigher relative oveWber prices for imported goods m With more persons outnrof workoveralf personal mcame declined twotenths of one per gasoline pump in the service nations balance of payments position has deteriorated The gloomy economic indi cators were led by a govern ment report Wednesday that 693000 persons began filing new claims for unemployment insurance benefits during the first week of December The claims representing an increase of 169500 over the previous week1 were p addition to the 2982600 personswho receiving jobless that Moscow flatly rejected as un acceptable the trade bills emigration provision had ab solatety no effect on the con ferees Sen Russell B Long D La chief Senate sponsor of the bill told reporters We are passing a law to provide we can trade with the Soviet Union under specified conditions Long said If they wantto trade with ustheyll do it under those conditions Both chambers also plan to complete action on legislation extending antipoverty pro grams but phasing out the Of fice of Economic Opportunity the antipoverty agency The legislators sent to the White House a billion for eign aid authorization bill which would allow military aid for Turkey to continue until Feb 5 However leaders decided not to try to pass a foreign aid appropriations bill in the clos ing hours of the session but in stead to fundthe program with a continuing resolution based on previous allotments The resolution passed the House Wednesday and was sent to the Senate Also sent to the President Wednesday were a compromise highway bill fixing a perma nent 55mileanhour national speed limit and a billion military construction appro priations bill The House passed and sent to theSenate a compromise bill limiting to million the loans or loan guarantees which the ExportImport Bank can extend to the Soviet Union cent during November or billion at an annual rate ac cording to the Commerce De partment That compared with one Inauguration tonight Rockefeller vote all but assured that he was a par fwatergate cover up Parkinson said under cross examination Wednesday by Asst Special Prosecutor Jill Wine Volner I did not have facts I didnt know certain things an I1 had was thirdor fourthhand information much of which washearsay cloudy with highs in and low inthe 20s INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Sports Wtathor details map 2730 3S 4 i7 3031 Ml 30 vious month x f The Commerce Department also said that industrial pay rolls fell 25 per cent last month representing a billion drop at an annual rate The falloff was blamed on the coal strike and job layoffs in the automobile and other indus tries The number of hourly auto workers throughout the indus in the Umted States The administration decided today challenge proposed price Increases by a second steel company Steel Corp of Pueblo Colo a spokesman for the Council on and Price Stability Hesaid Chairman Albert Rees plannedto send a tele gram to similar to one sent to U S Steel Corp after it raised its prices Monday The governments latest es timate of U S unemployment is for 75 per cent next year But a group of Western econo mists predicted Wednesday that U S unemployment will hit 8 per cent by the end of 197S Washington AP Nelson ap peared headed for certain in auguration as the nations 41st vice president tonight but a Democratic leader predicted a large House vote against him I presume a third of the membership will vote against him House Majority Leader Thomas P ONeill Jr D Mass told newsmen Id say between 125 and 150 votes There are 435 members ONeill said a spot check in dicated all Los Angeles area congressmen would vote against confirmation along with many from New York Mas sachusetts Missouri and Ten nessee v L Hes been attacked byboth liberals and conservatives 0Neill said Speaker Carl Albert said the House confirmation vote might come between 6 and 8 pm The House set aside six hours of debate but was not expected1 to take that much time voting on the nomination Mine pickets called off Lottery numbers toff Bonanza 450 By Hie Associated Press A United Mine Workers con struction officiaj said today picketing of Illinois by his men must stop because of a tentative contract agreement Fred Schack of Vergennes president of UMW local 1915 a construction local said Theres going to be no pick eting If there is any picketing it is to be stopped A spot check by Southern Il linois mines closed by picketing Wednesday showed word of the settlement reached late Wed nesday night ur apparentlyhas not reached all the strikersand some pickets were still posted their mines could receive mandatory safety inspections during the day and reopen by the time the 4 pm shift was due A UMW spokesman in Washington said ratification results from the rankandfile voting will start rolling in as early as Sunday night Terms of the tentative con tract covering 4500 mine con struction workers were not announced f Picketing by the construction workers kept mmei closed Wednesday in West jVirgtoia Pennsylvania In diana and Alabamaas well as Illinois as miners honored tbcross mi y4l thetoes tojg operation at Cutlej returned to try and UMW Sun bonus 29723 jjJJjw aridlhe Freeman coal compa nies said they were hopeful jobs rather than cross over An Old Ben official said Ill do my utmost to get the mine examiners out on the day shift and go back to work at four oclock One of the three old Ben mines was picketed this morning I told my mine supervisor to go out there and tell him hes the only picket in Franklin County he said Hopefully well go back to work this evening The spot check found other pickets at a Peabody mine in New Athens and a United Elec tric mine near Du Quoin Miners and construction workers both belong to the UMW but work under se narate contracts Miners asraftsss SMUMSP wafeouL But consfaructionmen sr Seturn to work Thelat will be no pickets out There linois began early Monday About a score of mines and some 7000 men were idled the first day Six coal companies obtained federal courtbacktowork or ders Tuesday but miners still faced with construction pickets and waiting to be officially ser ved with the directives did not report for any Wednesday shifts at Southern Illinois mines Today they were faced with deciding whether to defy the courtsor crossthe lines Schack said his 160 men would not picket again before proposed con There are OCF Secretary of State Henry Mtbyfowitr Primtjriln sinw on one foot Ister Israel In Washington his shoe tact WedWatching is Klsslngtrs ntsday night during a State Nancy p Department dinntr AP Wirtphatoj ;