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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 2, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbendala Murpnysboro 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N HH a Copy 5 Sections Supplement Tabloid Comics Family Week ern Illinoisan to Cimondirt Fret Prut Herein OMiy Journtb I SUNDAY JUNE 2 1974 CarbondaieHerrinMurphysbero Christian County fire kills five in a family Watching the regatta beaters Wed their motor and rested while watch ing the Uth annual Egyptian Cup Regatta sailboat races at Crab Orchard Lake Saturday The regatta concludes this morning with a third and final race at 10 am Sailing con ditions Saturday were ideal with good wind cloudy weather and Related story Page 12 Photo by EdGreer By Mike Carr LindsaySchaub News Service Jeiseyvflle There will be sorrow in the neighboring Christian County communities of Jeiseyville and Kincaid in the next three days The towns are preparing to bury five members of a died in a fire that leveled their home Saturday morning The victims a Jeiseyville woman her son and three grandchildren will be buried in Taylorvilles Oak Hill Cemetery Tuesday The fire roared through their home about 5 am Saturday after s gas space heater ap parently blew up Three members of the family survived but the efforts of one of the survivors Clarence Moore Sr to save the rest of the family including his older son were futile Dead are Mrs Mildred Feeho 54 her son Dennis 20 her granddaughters Faith 12 and Phyllis 10 and a grandson Clarence Moore Jr 3 The cries of Brian Moore three months old woke the elder Clarence who thenmanaged to find a window and escape with tis wife and younger son But he was unsuccessful in his attempts to reenter the house according to Christian County Coroner Thomas Doyle The Moores and the infant were treated and released at St Vincents Hospital Taylorville The child was later readmitted to the hospital where he was listed in good condition A hospital spokesman said Satur day night that the child hac been to the hospital recently for a cold and had not sufferet rom much smoke inhalation in the fire Funeral services for the five killed in the fire will be held at 2 m Tuesday at the Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid Mrs Fetcho leaves her daughters Mrs Doris Rhodes Effingham Mrs Joyce Jett Taylorville and Mrs Sharon Moore the mother of the deceased boy sons James Dieterich Joseph Bulpitt sisters Mrs Blanche Smart Tovey Mrs Marie Newman Lancaster Ohio brothers Jack Banfield Lancaster Ohio William Banfield Independence Mo Ralph Taylor Buchtel Ohio James Banfield Kincaid and nine grandchildren Faith and Phyllis were the daughters of Mrs Fechos deceased son John ixon Kissinger talk to UN chief c New YorkTimes Washington President Nixon and Sec of State Henry A Kissinger con ferred Saturday with Sec General Kurt Waldheim on the rrle of the United Nations observer force on the Golan J following the signing of separation of Syrian and Israeli Discuss of observers in keeping Mideast peace ai agreement on the separation o Syrian and Israeli forces in the area Waldheim flew here from New York for a noon meeting at the White House after which he at tended a working lunch at the State Department with Kiss inger He left Saturday evening from New York for Geneva and a lengthy tour of Middle East countries A high United States official said that after Waldheim had been briefed on the results of 33day diplomatic mission to negotiate the orces the discussion turned to the tasks of the 1250man United Nations disengagement observer force Kissinger told reporters later that he had brought Waldheim up to date on the latest stage of the disengagement operation having notified him of earlier phases by cable He said he was extremely grateful to the secretary general for his sup port in the peacemaking ef forts It is a good example of how bilateral diplomacy and multi lateral diplomacy can work AAurphysboro okays high school bonds Murphysboro has moved clo money must be approved b toward the construction o a new high school facility to be buiVt on an 80acre site north cast of Carruthers Junior High School A million bond issue for the new school was approved by voters living in the Mur physboro Unit School District 186 with a vote of 2058 to 519 on Saturday The proposed school will be constructed by a grant pro pram of the Illinois Capital Development Board which wi pay 70 per cent of the tota cost of The ICB will provide The local share of actual con cost will be with the remaining thou used for site development installation of utility servic and associated costs The local July 12 The new school which will include classrooms laboratories athletic and physical education facilities vocational and spe cial education and parking areas will have 117000 squa feet at a cost of per square foot Following an ICB survey th existing high school was de clared inadaquate for more than 650 students Current enroll ment is 950 The survey also recommend ed the junior high school hav no more than 525 students It current enrollment 730 District officials propose use the existing high schoo building for grades 7 8 and Carruthers Junior High School for grades 5 and 6 anc the existing grade schools for kindergarten through grade 4 ogetherWaldheim eplied Waldheim said he thought the J N disengagement observer orce of Peruvians and Aus rians could begin taking up wsitions in the buffer zone by ie end of next week The force will be similar to he U N emergency force assigned to supervise the disengagement of Egyptian and Israeli troops in the Suez Canal region under the agreement of Jan 17 At an earlier meeting at the White House the President and Kissinger worked on plans for their trips to the Middle East wobably starting on June 10 and to the Soviet Union on June 7 The Middle East trip is ex ected to take them to Israel Egypt Syria Saudi Arabia Jordan and perhaps to Algeria Meanwhile halfway around the world in Cairo Egypt another discussion of the cease ire agreement was un derway Bond issue passes Shawnee unit vote 312 yes to 223 no Shawnee Community Unit School District 84 will be build ine a library addition and re ar sfing the five school build ings in the district A bond issue was ap proved Saturday by a vote of 317 to 223 This was second vote on the bond issue The first on March 23 was approved by a vote of 32 to 216 but was discounted because of a legal technicality The published notice of the March election WES signed b Acting President Robert McMa han instead of President Rich ard Goodman Signature by th president is required in the I linois school election codes Merlin Tower schools said he is proud o Hawkins of Gran superintendent the district patrons for thei continued support The majority of the peopl favor this proposition just a they did in March to upgrad the schools he said More than 150 members of the Palestine National Council the governing body of the Palestine Liberation Organization opened a fourday meeting there to discuss the organizations reac tion to the ceasefire and its future course At issue is whether the Pales tinian guerrillas should take part in the search for a nego iated settlement with Israel or continue to rely on armed ac m With the signing of the disengagement agreement between Syria and Israel the Palestinian question has become a central issue of the Middle East conflict by George Newssfand daily price going up The daily single copy price of The Southern niinoisan pur chased from newsstands or coin racks will be 15 cents effective Monday The price formerly was 10 cents The Sunday single copy newsstand price will remain unchanged at 30 cents Cost to customers receiving home delivery will remain 80 cents 30 cents for the Sunday paper and 10 cents for the five daily papers The daily single copy news stand price change is the first since October of 1966 It was prompted by rising costs of Many dead missing British chemical plant explosion fire deadly Flixborough England AP A chemical plant exploded in a huge ball of flame Saturday killing a number of workers and sending a blanket of poisonous fumes into the surrounding countryside police said Official estimates of the death toll ranged between 20 and 55 but no firm count was imme diately available Police said early Sunday that 30 and perhaps 40 persons were still unaccounted for The force of the 5 pm blast iSSiSfS Dished r homes paper A portion of the increase will go to the dealers and independent wholesaler in volved Driver hurt in accident for miles around this Lincoln shire industrial area 150 miles north of London Police said that because of the fumes an estimated 20000 persons were being evacuated from 10 nearby villages They reported that 94 persons were treated at local hospitals 30 from the factory Nypro U K Ltd and the rest from surrounding villages Many of Rober W Schaber 21 of the injured were cut by flying Percy is listed in fair condiglass tion in Good Samaritan HospiSkeleton Crew Habash the leader of the tal Mt VernonHe received The blast occurred when only todies after a truck he skeleton prew was on duty at SrlTn was Diving Saturday ran off the plant The normal work of Palestine has made it known IT force nlmhprs ahnnt snn it for reject all f 51 accommoda proposals tion A majority including Yask Arafat the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organiza tion is known to feel that the Palestinians should send a delegation to the upcoming Geneva peace conference if the conditions are right Individual members of this majority are believed to have widely Divergent views on what these conditions should be SUNNY miles west of Ashforce numbers about 500 Hundreds of firemen policemen and ambulance workers aided by searchlights and breathing apparatus com bed through the rubble of the plant and the demolished houses late into the night The explosion appeared to be accidental police said adding there was no indication tha guerrillas were involved Late Saturday night severa hours after the late afternoon charred and mangled ruins of he chemical works Belching clouds of smoke were visible 25 miles away The control room area of the lant was still surrounded by a wall of flames and acrid fumes and by midnight Saturday only wo bodies had been With the danger of new blasts and deadly poisonous fumes fire fighters played their hoses on two large tanks of ammonia to lessen the fire risk Mostly Under Control The firemen had the situation mostly under control Saturday night but a spokesman said it might take severa days to snuff out the blaze completely Special security forces patrolled the area to prevent looting Most of the dead were believ ed to be inside an area of the factory that took the main force of the blast We dont know how many people are inside although we know there were about 50 or 60 before the explosion said the designer of the plant Michael Shaw one of the first to reach the scene We probably got 30 of them Mostly sunny today with highs in upper 70s Partly cloudy tonight with lows in the 60s Partly sunny and warmer Monday with highs in mid 80s Winds today 8 to 12 miles per hour from east and northeast explosion flames still licked 300 feet into the sky above the out but we are still check The factory is about a mile from Flixborough which is three miles northwest of the major steelproducing town of Scunthorpe Quite Colossal One ambulance worker said after the blast It was quite colossal People ae being treated for injuries from flying glass from shattered windows in surrounding villages Ambulances from 20 to 30 miles around have been involved in the operation The explosion occurred in what is called Area One of the factory Kerry Caborn 28 a factory worker unscathed said who escaped It does not look as though anyone got out of Area One Lawrence Harry 31 another worker said he was about 150 yards from the explosion but also got out unhurt The blast was apparently near the plants control room where about 30 persons would have been rescue workers said Plant designer Shaw said the factory was completely wrecked He estimated damage on the 70acre site at million i Black song program ends with concert Israel Syria swap POWs By The Associated Press Israel and Syria began ex changing war prisoners Satur day and delirious crowds in Damascus and Tel Aviv welcomed their men with joy tears tosses and flowers The returning POWs ex changed shouts and signs of joy with hundreds of persons on hand to greet them In Damascus redbereted military police held back surg ing crowds as the 26 returning Arab POWs were escorted from the Red Cross plane The crowd gave a sudden gasp as the first man off the plane sat upright on a stretcher on the stumps of his amputated legs His right hand saluting stiffly as he gazed straight ahead with blazing eyes Legs are nothing We are ready to give our souls he shouted He then insisted on being lifted from his stretcher and placed on the ground so he could bend down to kiss the soil In Tel Aviv the prisoners were greeted with wild cheers and applause from hundreds v of onlookers and by sibs of joy from wives and mothers Its like being born again said one returning airman This is the first stage of the end of the war said Defense Minister Moshe Dayan as the first group of 12 Israeli POWs stepped off a U N plane which brought them home from g Damascus Most of the returning Israeli POWs were airmen shot down over Syria A few others were captured in a handtohand bat tle on Mt Hermon on the first day of the war It seems that the medical treatment they received was I reasonably good said Dr I Mordechai Shani after a quick examination Three prisoners had legs amputated lost a T hand and others had eye or ear trouble At least iwo soldiers were given artificial limbs in a Damascus hospital An Israeli doctor told reporters about his soninlaw a pilot who returned They shot at him as he para chuted They killed his navi gator and threw the body on top of him and in the end they sav ed his life Its a paradox The exchange undertaken as part of the disengagement of Syrian POW comes dome to Damascus AP Wirephoto forces agreement signed in Shryock Auditorium at Sou thern Illinois University at Car bondale rang with gospel songs Saturday night sung by a mass ed black choir under Hie dir ectionof guest conductor Ed win Hawkins nationally known gospel choir director and recor ding artist Over 400 people attended the free concert which concluded a twoday Gospel Workshop and Festival at SIUC sponsored by the universitys Black American Studies program Black choirs from Illinois universities and colleges and church choirs from Southern Illinois attended Hawkins who is probably best known for his recording of the gospel Oh Happy Day was clinician for the workshop We did not have nearly the number of participants hoped for said London Branch work shop coordinator and SIUC mu sic instructor However those students and church choir mem bers who attended the workshop and the 50 or more voices that sang Saturday all seemed to enjoy the program very much Inside today Geneva Friday was delayed one hour while International Red Cross officials straightened out a mixup over the number of Israelis to be returned We were expecting 15 said one general The prisoners said they were unaware of Kissingers month long effort to arrange the agreement and wera informed of their impending repatriation only on Saturday morning The prisoners were careful not to speak of their experienced in Syrian jails after Israeli prisoners returned from Egypt last January with stories of torture This is only the first group to return not the last one officer RECYCLING TRASH is growning business for area environmentalists and entrepr eneurs Article and Photos by Randall S Farrar Page 26 COMMUNITY PROJECTS and good fellowship keep Mar ion Senior Citizens Club mem bers busy Article by Cindy Sea mans Page 3A THOROUGHBRED JUMP ERS go into action at annual Illinois open hunt horse show story by Kathie Pratt photos by Jack Griggs GIKLS NO PROBLEM for five Little League in Southern Il linois Page U STAN L1L MUSIAL visit Herrin meet high school typ told newsmen Syria still holds 58 Israelis and Israel has 367 Syrians 10 Iraqis and Moroccans The remaining prisoners are to be exchanged after the generals conclude their Geneva ing teacher Page 11 discussions which are expected to last no more than five daya SIUC BASEBALLERS play Saturday in College World Series Page 11 ANNAJONESBORO opens state prep baseball tourney play Thursday Page 13 INDEX Ann Landers 12A Bridge Business 3334 Byline BG 2 Classified 1620 Crossword 12A Editorials 28 Family Living 2122 Finance 7932 Records 5 Sports mis Television M2A Weather details map S ;