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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - January 10, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICI Murphysboro Herrln 710 N llllnolt 1113 212 N WHi Southern Illinoisan 010175 IN HOME OFFICE LINDSAYSCHAOB NEISPAPtR PO BOX 789 DECATUR ILL 62625 Copy Two Ice storm sweeps area Dolly Jcnrnl Murphytboro THURSDAY JANUARY 10 1974 Another night of freezing rain and crunchy sleet caused hazar dous driving conditions dan gerous footing and area school closings today The US Weather Service in St Louis predicts continued freezing rain with an ice storm warning and temperatures just below freezing through today The forecast says there is a probability of the rain changing to light snow as the temperature drops to 15 or 20 degrees to night There is a chance of light snow continuing Friday The St Louis weather service said Southern Illinois was on the borderline of freezing tem peratures with temperatures warming quickly the farther south you travel Dist IS State Police Head quarters in Du Quoin reported all roads in the district are ice covered and slick District ISA of the state po lice at Cairo reported highways from Dongola south are wet but not icy Interstate 57 had one lane clear and one lane icy both north and southbound Williamson County Highway Supt Fred Thane said county roads were in bad condition and all workers were sent out early this morning to spread cinders at intersections and hills A Franklin County sheriffs deputy said roads there are ice covered and hazardous but the amazing part of it is the lack of accidents Union County Highway Supt Loren Hinkle said county roads are slick as they can be and all side roads are a solid sheet of ice Hinkle a veteran of 40 years with the county highway depart ment said this has been the worst winter for ice he has seen He said weve got everything out men and trucks spreading cinders at primary roads Carbondale Street Supt Har old Hill said the 10 miles of primary streets in Carbondale were in fair condition He said 500 pounds of salt and 800 pounds of calcium chloride was Rain changing to freezing rain and sleet tonight with lows 26 to 32 Friday freezing rain and sleet changing to snow and ending Highs in the 30s Fair and very cold Saturday and Sunday Fair and wanner Monday being applied to streets to cre ate a slush condition He said trucks equipped with plows were removing the slush Les Holcomb of the Randolph County Highway Department said he hoped to have county highways clear by midafter noon if no more precipitation falls The roads are slick but man euverable if drivers are care ful he aid All Perry County highway workers were out of the office Jackson County Sheriff John Hoffman said roads were pas sable but hazardous All Jackson County public schools were closed except in Mississippi Valley Unit District at Gorham All schools in Union County and Williamson County were closed today Williamson Supt Leslie Stilley said today was made an institute day with workshops for teachers in all districts That allows the day to be counted as one of the 180 school days the year Anthony Mignone of rural Marion who operates a federal weather station said precipita tion was 45 inch mostly sleet and freezing rain The low tem perature overnight was 20 and the high 30 Mignone said the rural area north of Marion is one glaze of ice and the country is really beautiful Ozark Air Lines had five flights cancelled this morning but expected a plane to St Louis to be able to land about 3 pm as scheduled The Williamson County Air port control tower said other planes were landing and taking off as usual although braking conditions on runways were de scribed as nil No flights at Southern Illinois Airport between Carbondale and Murphysboro were cancelled but some were late departing air port manager Gene Seibert said The Southern Division office of the Central Illinois Public Service Co said the main storm problems were in the Anna Dis trict Engineer William Neuman said falling tree limbs caused prirnary lines to burn at Olive Branch Villa Ridge and Mounds where all power was off for two hours or more and in isolat ed cases in Dongola and Pu The power failure affected 900 customers in Mounds 300 to in Olive Branch and about 130 in Villa Ridge Neuman said there were a couple of very isolated line breaks in Marion affecting a small number of customers Illinois slapped by winter again By the Associated Press A snowstorm swept over the northern and central Illinois to day while a steady snowfall turned to freezing rain in the gouthern third of the state The National Weather Service gaid a storm in the Texas panhandle was moving over the Midwest and would continue to send rain and snow to Illinois through Friday Ice and snow plagued a wide area from the Plains to the Great Lakes and New England today bringing hazardous driv ing conditions and school closures in numerous com munities Snow swept across the mid contfaent in a 300milewide swath from Kansas to Michigan and in a narrower band eastward through southern New England Some typical snowfall measurements were 8 inches at Warrensburg Mo 3 inches at Topeka Kan and Springfield HI and 2 inches at Columbia Mo and Fort Wayne Ind South of the snow ice glazed trees utility poles and roads Some roads in Oklahoma were covered by 4 inches of ice as sleet hardened The ice storm skidded across the Mississippi Valley from Arkansas and Missouri into southern Ohio Freezing rain and drizzle mixed with snow chilled parts of Kansas The ice also crept south into southeastern and westcentral Texas as temperatures dipped Into the 20s at some places A massive traffic jam Refinery records au Washington AP Enagy Chief William E Simon said today Federal Energy Office and Internal Revenue Service investigators are auditing the price profit and supply records of every petroleum refiner in the na tion A statement issued by Simon said the audit is aimed at mak ing sure the price increases on petroleum products reflect only cost increases and not jackedup profits It also will help to verify the accuracy of refiner reports on crude oil and product supplies and is a major step toward establishing an independent reporting and information system on refinery inventories atFEO Simon said The federal government tra ditionally has relied on in formation provided by the oil companies mainly through their trade or g a n i z at i on the American Petroleum Institute or indirectly through reporting to other organizations and state governments The federal government now deep in the direct management of the nations supply and distribution has no complete system itsown energy data1 Simon said a joint task force from the FEO and the IRS would include some 35 agents at first He said the agentr would be divided into teams conducting in corporate offices The teams including FEO cost analysts and IRS agents trained in petroleum regulations and refinery accounting will visit individual firms as often as four times a year he said Simon said the program will cover all 140 refiners in the United Stateswith continual field reviews of major refiners who control some 90 per cent of the nations refinery capaci ty Smaller refiners will be sub ject to desk audits in Washington which would be expanded into field reviews as needed The program in no way reflects on the refiners but it will assure us that they unders tand and are abiding by FEO regulations Simon said The FEO recently took over petroleum price controls from the Cost of Living Council Itsregulations allowa1refiner to adjust prices once a month to reflect increased costs of crude oil or of refined products purchased for resale The refiners must report cal culations to support their price increases They are prohibited from carrying excessive product inventories Simons new auditing program addresses both issues the legitimacy of product price in creases and the size of refinery inventories developed on US 69 south of Muskogee Okla when heavy trucks could not make it up a hill The dangers of walking on ice resulted in the death of one elderly Southern Illinois man who slipped and hit his head while trying to enter a car Roads throughout the state were reported hazardous Freezing rain from Effingham south produced an icy glaze on many roads Drifting snow presented special hazards in Central Illinois Weve got cars in ditches all over the place said a state trooper in Metamora State police in western Illinois reported a snowfall of 1 to 4 in ches this morning About an inch accumulated in Southern Illinois before the snow turned to freezing rain and turned the roads to ice and slush A state police dispatcher at Litchfield said roads in the southern third of the state are passable if youve got the nerve to get out there Traffic at most places moved at a 30 mph crawl and many schools were closed during the third major winter storm to hit Southern Illinois this winter The National Weather Service reported today the total amount of snow in the St Louis area during the past two months was the third greatest in 100 years The Weather Service said Wednesday was the 12th con secutive day of a snowfall of an inch or more in the St Louis area US halts search for bodies Washington AP Recent intelligence reports indicate Communist troops have been ordered to prepare phony graves to lure into ambush unarmed US teams searching for remains of American servicemen missing in South Vietnam All searches have been halted since Dec 15 when a US Army captain was killed and four other Americans were wounded in a rocket grenade attack Crude oil imports down 16 million barrels per day Energy office says fuel savings increasing orvorcm nfftpp for helDed StaDll Washington AP Imports of crude oil to the United States last week were 16 million barrels per day lower than the level around the time the Arab oil embargo began For thfe week ending Jan 4 the import totalled 26 million barrels per day according to statistics issued Wednesday by the American Petroleum Institute an oil industry trade organization This compares to 42 million barrels a day for the week en ding Nov 2 just after the Arab products which are not covered by the Arab embargo appear to be holding almost level since September This could mean that Arab oil was still reaching the United States through foreign refineries If so the impact of the embargo could be only about half of the 35 million barrels per day cutoff that could result if finished products were withheld The weekly figures showed an increase of some 200000 barrels per day from the import figures of a week earlier This offered imports could be levelling The energy office demand for distillate fuel oils was 42 per cent below forecasts ending Dec 28 residual fuel demand was out The total oil made available during the four weeks en oTembargo was announced of a week earlier Thisottered However imports of refined i some hope that the slump in Qciliy UU1 illg LUC LVlAL v i COiVlUGW ding Jan 4 averaged slightly ni per cent below forecast in tne umieu less than that of one year contrast to the previous week foreign earlier signaling a real oil I when it was 33 above shortage when compared with forecast Demand for jet fuel was 125 below forecast about the same as the preceding week the energy office said For all four major products demand was about 13 per cent lower than previously forecast the energy office said Meanwhile there were pro mises of an end to oil price in demand increases over the past year Meanwhile the Federal Energy Office issued its own weekly analysis today in dicating increased savings of fuel during the week which ended Dec 28 one weftc before the latest oil institute figures The energy office said SIU administrative changes report postponed fifth time By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Presentation of a special re port that may recommend major adminstrative changes for the Southern Illinois Uni versity system was postponed today for the fifth straight month Inclement weather condi tions apparently prevented two members of a special committee of the SIU Board of Trustees from meeting in Carbondale The report was scheduled to be acted upon by the committee this morn ing and presented to the full SIU board today for consider ation if approved Only Ivan A Elliott Jr Oarmd committee and board chairman and three other trustees were able to get to Carbondale Special committee members William Allen Bloomington and Victor Rouse Chicago could not come The start of todays board meeting was delayed because of a special closed executive session That session began at 9 am and was still in progress at shortly before noon The open meeting was scheduled to start at 1 am Board members attending the closed sessionin addition to Elliott are Margaret Black sbere Madison Harold Fis cher Granite City and Ric hard Haney Mt Vernon Nonvoting student trustees from both campuses were at tending todays meeting Willis Moore a newlyap pointed trustee who has yet be confirmed by the Illinois Senate alsoattended but did not vote In personnel items schedul ed to go before the board Curtis Simic 32 is recom mended to be the first director of development for the Car bondale campus Simic who has a bachelors degree from Indiana University will be gin work on Feb 1 if confirm ed by the board His salary was proposed at a year The board also was sche duled to consider the appoint ment of Robert Dean Isbell as acting board treasurer Is bell who currently is assistant board treasurer for the Car bondale campus would re place Robert Gallegly when heretires in February Isbells salary will be raised from a year if the staff recom mendation is approved In other action scheduled to go before the board the Carbondale campus has pro posal concerning the drinking of alcoholicbeverages in dor mitory rooms and also has requested an increase of per year in dormitory room gal for Cthe week at least for a while o mi ctotae cam Representatives of the Ed wardsville campus could not attend todays meeting be cause of the weather 1 ended Dec 28 was 186 per cent lower than forecast indicating a significant response to con servation measures For the preceding four weeks since Dec 28 gasoline demand averaged 87 lower than forecast indicating savings of about 600000 barrels per day Williams to quit baseball Scrantqn Pa AP Former Oakland As Manager Dick Williams will resign from baseball to become executive assistant to John MacArthur owner of the Colonnade Hotel at Riveria Beach Fla the Scran tor Times reported foday Williams told Scranton Times reporter Bill Halpin by telephone that he would an nounce his plans in a news con ference at the hotel today Halpin said Williams was a personalfriend The Arab states said they would freeze their oil prices at least until April Federal energy chief William E Simon said the administration plans to hold the price of domestic crude oil at its present legal ceiling Simon said the governments price controls on petroleum helped stabilize prices In general and he sees no reason to increase the US oil price in the near future But in Jackson Miss the ex ecutive director of the American Petroleum Institute said he would rather see the retail price of gasoline rise to 70 cents a gallon rather than have a ra tioning system imposed The official Ray Wright said higher costs for gasoline would be more effective than rationing in controlling supplies People will not waste something that is valuable he said In San Clemente the Western White House said the foreign ministers of eight major oil consuming nations have been invited to attend a meeting next month on global energy pro blems Positive responses were voic ed by representatives of Japan Canada and Britain Also invited were representatives of France Germany Italy the Netherlands and Norway Griswold disputes Nixon story on ITT c New York Times Washington Erwin N Griswold former the government in the Grinnell case one of the three suits against ITT acquisitions JHW1U i J US solicitor general said Quite aside from this question Wednesday he disagreed with Of the appeal chronology the part of the White House version presidents account in the of the controversial antitrust I view of those who have followed case against the International tiie multifaceted ITT case Telephone and Telegr a was open to criticism for not Corporation making any specific mention of The discrepancy between the the numerous meetings of ITT White House account and what happened Griswold said in uauyiinvvA volved the timing of the White House authorization for an ap peal by the Justice Department to the Supreme Court of a j White House district court decision against I Ehrlichman and then administration of ficials These included President Agnew Atty Vice Gen John N Mitchell Treasury Secretary John B Connally adviser John ;