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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - June 3, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphy shore Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 112 N 16th Volume MNo 130lSc a Copy 2 Sections Supplem 01017 Hlinoisans Successor toCsrboixHle Frw Prws Herrln Dally Journal Murphysboro Independent MONDAY JUNE 3 1974 CarbondaltHerrinMurphysboro Walkout halts area construction At least million in con struction work in Southern Il linois was shut down today as Teamsters construction drivers went on strike in most of the state The drivers struck after months of negotiation failed to produce a new contract to replace one which expired April 1 The expired agree ment was a oneyear contract About 4OOP drivers state wide were reported on strike It could not be immediately determined how many South ern Illinois Teamsters went on strike Sam Trefts secretarytreas urer of Teamsters Local 347 in West Frankfort refused comment on the strike Both wage issues and con tract conditions figured in the strike according to Wayne Barber executive director of the Southern Illinois Builders Association in Belleville The Teamsters reportedly are seeking wage hikes of from to an hour The drivers now make to an hour Barber whose organization is an association of contrac tors in Southern Illinois has been involved in the negotiat ing sessions Asked if the strike was exclusively over the wage issue he said disagreement centered on both wages and contract con ditions He did not specify which contract conditions were in dispute The Associated Press quot ing an unnamed spokesman Teamsters strike ties up at least million in work on roads plant airport for Associated General Con tractors a builders group said the dispute centered on wages fringe benefits and ar bitration issues The spokesman according to AP said the Teamsters are seeking a 40 per cent increase over one year in health wel fare and pension benefits Contractors have offered a 60cent per hour wage raise according to the spokesman Barber said this morning that no new negotiating ses sions have been scheduled Eight bargaining sessions pre ceded the strike One of the areas largest building projects closed by the strike is construction of a new 1185Kilowatt power unit by the Illinois Power Co in Bald win Highway construction in the area was hardest hit by the strike About million in road construction in 13 South ern Illinois counties was re ported idled by James New ton highway District 9 en gineer in Carbondale Construction on Interstate 24 is the largest single pro ject shut down by the strike Newton said Other large pro jects idled by the strike he said are work on Illinois 146 between West Vienna and Vienna and work on Illinois 13 east of Harrisburg He noted that the state had also just awarded a con tract for widening Illinois 13 betweenMurphysboro and Carbondale Work was also reported shut down on Interstate 57 and on Interstate 64 Projects at the Williamson County Airport totaling million were halted by the strike They include a million project to widen the north south runway which has can celed Ozark AhLines ser vice pending completion of the work and a million project for construction of an apron to the new terminal One road project in Marion is affected Pickets this morn ing were at the Illinois 13 and Carbon Street intersec tion where a paving and traffic signals project is underway Two Jackson County road projects are affected by the strike according to officials of John T Blankinship and Supreme court declines on abortion rights ruling Washington StarNews And Associated Press Washington The Supreme Court today passed up a chance to rule on the right of a woman to have an abortion against the wishes of her husband or parents The justices rejected an ap peal by Florida officials who sought to win reinstatement for thestates abortion statute But the issue is likely to return to the highest court next term in time for the justices to hand down a ruling in 1975 The Florida law contains a husgand veto clause that allows a spouse to block his wifes abortion Eighteen other states require consent of either the husband or parents or of one parent in certain circumstances for abortions The Supreme Court refused to consider the issues on grounds that a separate appeal is still pending in a lower federal court Associates Murphysboro con sulting engineers The county is improving the Ava blacktop road from Mur physboro to Ava officials said and blacktopping work will be stopped by lack of truckers to haul asphalt Of ficials also said reconstruction on Park street in Carbondale due to start this week will also be stopped In Carbondale contractor JW Williams said If we cant get any materials we cant work Williams head of JW Williams and Son Construction Co said since most materials are brought in by truck We anticipate it the strike affecting us a lot Herrin contractor Wilkie Ridgway said the strike has not affected his companys op erations He said the com pany has all construction sup plies currently needed But he added all construction pro jects will suffer if the strike drags on A Marion contractor who declined to be identified said most of his projects are not being picketed He said if con tractors make statements in the newspapers they will be picketed Construction of the new Christopher firade School is not being picketed Supt Glenn Byars said But he said workmen did not report for work this morning Steffes Construction Co of Carterville is handling the general con struction of the addi tion Work was reported as nor mal today on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Construction was still going on at McAndrew Stadium which is being re novated and at a new athle tic playfield No picket lines were report ed anywere on the campus as of this morning State police reported no vio lence connected to the strike but said there were some traffic problems this morn ing when workers reported to a construction project shut down by the strike near Met ropolis Publisher judge honored Judiciary committee ITT settlement topic of inquiry Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee turns its attention this week to the ITT antitrust set tlement confident theres plenty to look at despite the special p r osecutors announcement absolving corporate officials of wrongdoing in the case Our inquiry is completely independent of that said Chairman Peter W Rodino Jr DNJ when asked about the effect of the prosecutors fin ding Meanwhile a committee member Rep Jerome Waldie DCalif predicted Nixon would be impeached and tried in the Senate Waldie appeared Sunday on the CBS program Face the Nation with fellow committee member Lawrence Hogan R Md Hogan did not agree with Waldie that Nixon would be im peached for obstruction of justice in the Watergate cover up but said that if impeach ment does come it will come in the areas related to Watergate On the West coast six governors interviewed on NBCs Meet the Press said evidence sought by the committee should be released by Nixon The six attending the National Governors Conference in Seat tle were Democrats Jimmy Carter of Georgia Daniel Walker of Illinois Wendell Anderson of Minnesota and Wendell Ford of Kentucky and Republicans Tom McCall of Oregon and Daniel J Evans of Washington Carter and McCall also said that failure of Nixon to give up the evidence should be ground for removing him from of fice The specific allegation under investigation in the ITT phase of the impeachment inquiry js that an antitrust suit against International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation was set tled in return for a pledge of financial help toward the cost of conducting the 1972 Reoublican National Convention in San Diego and that perjury may have been committed by several administration officials during the Senate hearings on nomina tion of Richard Kleindienst as attorney general Kleindienst told the Senate committee that he had not received any guidance from the Whitehouse on the ITT case That was contradicted by a White House statement that disclosed that the President ordered Kleindienst not to ap peal one of the ITT cases Nixon later reversed his decision The White House statement also contradicted former Atty Gen John N Mitchells testimony that he hadnt discussed the case with the President In a letter to James D St Clair the Presidents Watergate lawyer Judiciary Committee Chief Counsel John M Doar asked for tapes of 20 conversations that took place during the Kleindienst con firmation hearings St Clair has told the com mittee the President has agreed only to turn over a transcript of one conversation That one was with Mitchell and H R Haldeman on April 41972 In other Watergaterelated developments Waldie said during the television interview that at least one of the White House tapes the committee has heard contained ethnic slurs that had been deleted from the transcripts White House lawyer J Fred Buzhardt who previouslv had denied the tapes contained any ethnic slurs said after the pro gram that he stood by his state ment that he has heard no ethnic slurs on the taues Sen Walter F Mondale D Minn said Nixon was frustrating the impeachment process by threatening to make it nothing more than an empty gesture subject to executive veto His comments were con tained in remarks to be delivered on the Senate floor today In Los Angeles United Auto Workers President Leonard Woodcock in the opening ad dress to the unions 24th con stitutional convention said Nix ons impeachment fight has caused the administration to lose effectiveness in dealing with the economy Katharine Graham p r t s j dent and publisher of the Washington Post and Judge John J Sirica who has presid Tuition research requested By Paul Ingrassia LindsaySchaub News Service Chicago Supt of Public Instruction Michael Bakalis today proposed that the Illinois Board of Higher Educatitm hire a marketing research firm to determine the effects of tuitions increases on college enrollments He said that the study should seek answers to several ques tions including the following What effect would a tuition increase have on students cur rently enrolled in college What kind of access to col lege now exists and what should be provided to equalize op portunities What would be the impact of a tuition increase on lower income individuals How do other costs besides tuition affect enrollment Are students aware of available financial aid pro grams Bakalis testified at a public hearing of the boards Com mittee on Tuition and other Student Costs Others who had testified by midmorning included Stanley Johnson president of the state AFLCIO and Robert Stearns director of the disadvantaged student program at Northern Illinois University They both asked the board to halt the increase in tuition costs and to find additional financial aid for needy students ed over the Watergate court cases with Brown University president Dr Donald F Horn ing center at commence ment ceremonies in Providence R I Graham and Judge today were among 10 persons who Mrs received honorary degrees at Sirica the 206th commencement AP Wirephoto Attempted influence Colson pleads guilty to Ellsberg trial role Washington AP Former presidential aide Charles W Colson pleaded guilty today to leading an at tempt in 1971 to influence the outcome of the Daniel Ellsberg trial The bargained plea to the new onecount grand jury in dictment was met with assurances from the special prosecutors office that all other charges against him in two separate cases would be drop ped US District Judge Gerhard Gesell set sentencing for June 21 four days after Colson and four other defendants were ten tatively scheduled to go on trial in Gesells court for the breakin at the office of Ellsbergs psychiatrist Colson also faced charges along with other Nixon aides in the Watergate coverup trial set to begin Sept 9 Those charges were obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct Deputy special prosecutor William S Merrill said he would ask both Gesell and Judge John J Sirica who is to preside over the coverup trial to dismiss al p r e v i o uslyleveled counts against Colson once he is sentenced Gesell approved the plan The indictment to which Col son pleaded guilty said he devised and implemented a scheme to defame and destroy the public image and credibility of Daniel Ellsberg and those Bargained pJea means orner charges dropped SUNNY Indej Tonight partly cloudy with lows in mid 60s Tuesday sun ny with high in upper 80s to lower 90s Wednesday through Friday generally cooler chance of showers and thunderstorms Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map 1317 19 45 6 7 1718 1112 18 engaged in the legal defense oi Daniel Ellsberg Colson told Gesell my motives and purpose were to neutralize Dr Ellsberg as an antiwar speaker It didnt matter to me that he was facing serious criminal charges The indictment said that Col son attempted to have Ellsberg tried in the newspapers The maximum penalty on the indictment is five years in prison and a fine Colson said over the last two years he has become acutely aware of what he had done I now know what it is to be a defendant in a criminal case ie said Ellsberg a former Defense Department analyst had been accused of leaking the Pentagon Papers to the press but Judge Matthew Byrne freed him in early 1973 when he found misconduct by the government in the case including wiretapp ing and the breakin at the office of Dr Lewis Fielding By dismissing the case against Colson the subpoenas issued by the former White counsel for evidence in the first of the two previously scheduled trials also became moot But the judge addressed himself to a subpoena by another defendant John Ehrlichman for his own notes from the Whitt House Gesell rejected the White House contention that the President himself will have the final say on whether material that he considers in the national security area will be released to the court If the court determines that production is required of any document that document must be produced the judge said i The White House has said and presidential lawyer James D St Clair reiterated it to the court today that Ehrlichman and his lawyers may go through his files to pick out notes he deems essential for his defense and that the President will then weigh the competing interest with national security as to whether tfie documents should be produced Gesell said he feeis he has to reject that suggestion and ad ded Nonproduction of any sub poenaed documents will lead to the question of further ap propriate action He ordered the lawyers to come into court Friday morning to see how the matter was resolved Calley denied report Columbus Ga AP A federal judge today denied request by William L CaUeys lawyers for the production of the Peers Report the Armys in vestigation of the My Lai massacre The denial was the first round won by government lawyers in appeal arguments before US District Court Judge J Robert Elliott The request was one of five separate motions in which Calleys lawyers sought eyewitness accounts obtained by those who investigated the laying of Vietnamese civilians in March 1968 The defense is attempting to win reversal of Galleys courtmartial conviction for the slaying of 22 Vietnamese civilians Elliott who freed Calley on ail in February heard motions oday which will be considered June 24 the date the appeal will be argued Syrian Israeli generals agree onwHhdrawdl details By the Associated Press Premierdesignate Y i t z h a k buffer ami M By the Associated Press Syrian and Israeli generals have reached agreement on all essential points of a plan for disengagement on the Golan Heights and will sign it Wed nesday a UN communique said today The communique issued in Geneva said agreement also was reached on details for ex changing1 all remaining prisoners of war and the return of bodies The announcement came as Premierdesignate Yitzhak Rabin presented his new government to the Israeli parliament and pledged that Israel will work for peace in the Middle East but not peace at any price Gen Herzl Shafir of Israel and Gen Adnan Tayara of Syria were the principals of the working group which met for seven hours and 50 minutes Saturday Sunday and today Their job was to draw up demarcation lines for the Golan buffer zone and areas of thinned out forces of each side as well as a timetable for putting it into operation The two generals met under the chairmanship of Gen Ensio Siilasvuo of Finland the UN Middle East peace force com mander Other members of the working group were Egyptian Gen Tahar el Magdoob US representative Alfred R Atherton and V Tatarnikov of Russia The discussions took place in a small room adjoining the council chamber of the Palace of Na tions where the Middle East conference opened in December and the SyrianIsraeli disengagement accord was signed Friday Rabin said the truce pacts worked out by Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger opened the road to fuller peace talks with the Arabs but that Israel will keep strengthening its army and not withdraw to the prewar borders of 1967 as the Arabs de mand The next stage on toe road to peace must be betweenEgypt and Israel with negotiations by steps toward a full settlement he said As for Syria there is no place for an interim stage This was a clear declaration that Israelintended ho more withdrawals on the Syrian front and that only a full peace treaty would be considered But he questioned whether Syria is ready to sign a peace treaty with Israel Rabin was expected to win confirmation of his government from the Knesset Israels parliament even though his coalition has a majority of only two His coalition is made up of the Labor party which has ruled Israel ever smce it became a nation the Independent Liberal party and a citizens lights group The 52ryearold former chief of staff and ambassador to Washington said he would con tinue Premier Golda Meirs policy toward the Middle East peace negotiations in Geneva including her refusal to bargain there with the Palestine guer rilla organizations Israel rejects the invitation of representatives from the sabotage and terror organiza tions as participants or ob servers he said The gov ernment will not conduct negotiations with terrorist organizations whose declared goal is the destruction of the f Tsrael The final meeting of Premier Golda Meirs cabinet Sunday harked the departure from the government of four long dominant members of the Israeli Establishment Mrs Meir Defense Minister Moshe Dayan Foreign Minister Abba Eban and Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir Many Israelis heralded then exit as the end of an era and the coming to power of a new nativeborn generation But some maintain that their ex perience will be badly miss ;