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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION 010175 Itf LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 DEC1TUR ILL 62525 82Ne 4718c a Copy Four Sections Pigts fnt Pratt Hwrln Dilly loumtl WEDNESDAY Simon Oshel win in 24th district By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Ulinosan Former lieutenant governor Paul Simon Carbondale won a lopsided victory Tuesday in his bid for the Democratic nomination to Rep Kenneth J Grays sooritobevacated 24th district congressional The Republican party nomi nated Val Oshel of Harrisburg who challenged Gray and lost In 1968 Democrats cast an unoffici al total of 47750 votes for Simon and 22030 votes for his primary opponent Joe R Browning of Benton The unofficial Democratic vote to tal of 69780 compares to 57391 cast for Gray who ran un opposed in the 1972 Democra tic primary But while Democrats flock ed to the polls many Republi cans apparently stayed home Oshel ran up an unofficial total of 18973 votes to win an expected victory over Rob ert Gaffner Greenville and John Austin Oakdale Gaffn er received an unofficial total of 7138 votes while Austin received 6753 Republican to tals include all precincts ex cept four in Perry County Im feeling tired but good Simon said today He cam paigned until past midnight the morning of the election An early leap to the front eased the tension for Simon who remembers a primary de feat to Daniel Walker in the 1972 gubernatorial primary Simon who said he will take geveral days to relax before he begins his general election campaign Monday said he did not think any single factor accounts for the decisive vic Victors fo vie for Gray seat more Democrats turn out than Republicans tory against Browning I think perhaps one thing of significance is that ob viously the carpetbagger is sue didnt have the kind of significance some people hop ed it would have he said Simon moved to Carbondale from Troy when he began his campaign In an official statement he said that Brownng conducted a clean vigorous campaign and said he has every reason to remain active in public life Oshel could not be reached for comment on his victory today Simon carried 20 of 22 coun ties according to unofficial returns In November we shall ValOihol choose leadership for this area and our voice in the direction for the nation Both are important Simon said Unofficial countybycounty results of the 24th District Congressional race Alexander Gaffner 145 Austin 176 Oshel 663 Simon 997 Browning 337 Bond Gaffner 1090 Aus tin 69 Oshel 36 Simon 1647 and Browning 113 Clinton 748 Aus tin 354 Oshel 142 Simon 1500 Browning 169 Franklin Gaffner 136 Au stin 159 Oshel 1189 Simon GaUatin Gaffner 48 Aus tin 61 Oshel 432 Simon 1789 Browning 448 Hamilton Gaifner 102 Austin 179 Oshel 700 Simon 1278 Browning 1295 Hardin Gaffner 92 Austin 129 Oshel 586 Simon 707 Browning 175 Jackson Gaffner 333 Aus tin 391 Oshel 1541 Simon 4429 Browning 1074 Jefferson Gaffner 235 stin505 Oshel 1539 Simon 3574 Browning 2731 Johnson Gaffner 183 Aus tin 253 Oshel 1110 Simon 854 Browning 318 Massac Gaffner 212 Aus tin 431 Oshel 1262 Simon 775 Browning 179 Marion Gaffner 645 Aus tin 60S Oshel 534 Simon 3738 Browning 1076 Monroe Gaffner 215 Aus tin 460 Oshel 360 Simon 1134 Browning 77 Perry except Republican votes from four precinctsC Gaffner 222 Austin 201 Oshel 635 Simon 2471 Browning 676 Pope Gaffner 68 Austin 109 Oshel 524 Simon 401 Browning 74 Pulaski Gaffner 85 Aus tin 112 Oshel 584 Simon 827 Browning 208 Randolph Gaffner 403 Austin 842 Oshel 640Simon 3891 Browning 919 Saline Gaffner 121 Austin 196 Oshel 1999 Simon 3830 Browning 1184 Union GaffnEr 94 Austin 121 Oshel 451 Simon 3012 Browning 884 Washington Gaffner 1271 Austin 692 Oshel 393 Simon 1236 Browning 135 White Gaffner 239 Austin 356 shel 1115 Simon 2947 Browning 936 Williamson Gaffner 436 Austin 448 Oshel 2538 Simon 3752 Browning 2121 less empt y Washington CAP Americans suddenly got a lot more money in their pockets in February following two con secutive months of decline the government reported today It said personal income of Americans jumped by billion in February compared with a decline of billion in January Personal income measures the Income received by all Americans from all sources in cluding wages rent interest and dividends Rises and falls in the level of income are watched by economists because they in dicate changes in the purchasing power of Americans which has considerable significance for the entire economy The increase billion in February indicates Americans had a lot more money to spend The annual rate of growth of personal income in February was a record billion The biggest factor in the February increase was a billion jump in wage and salary payments compared with a decline of million in January Private wage and salary payments rose billion in February up from a billion decrease a month later The commerce Department said the improved personal in come picture reflected higher employment higher hourly earnings and increase in average hours worked Not sharing in the otherwise improved employment was manufacturing industries where payrolls remained about the same and employment declined especially in transportation equipment which would include the auto in dustry Manufacturing payrolls had dropped in January so the fact they were unchanged in February indicated that the decline had halted Construction payrolls rose billion in February reversing a decline of billion a month earlier No to Buckley advice Nixon fakes stroll chats over coffee Simon and wife hear returns at Murphysboro Photo by Tom Porter Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Thursday mostly cloudy and Family living cold with a chance of rain or in i 30s or lower 40s Partly cloudy Weather drtalli map and coldFriday and Saturday 2528 31 4 67 2829 29 Stevenson wins in landslide Walker Daley smile Chicago AP SenAdlai E Stevenson has added another landslide victory to his string of election day successes while Gov Daniel Walker and Mayor Richard J Daley both came out of their political duel with smiles Stevenson trounced W Dakin Williams of Collinsville to win nomination to another US Senate term and promptly predicted a tough campaign against George Burditt who as expected quickly dispatched Lar Daly of Chicago to snag the Republican nomination for senator About onethird of the states more than five million registered voters turned out for Tuesdays primary and the Senate totals indicated that far more Democrats than Republicans were interested in the election Stevenson piled up a 629490 to137732 majority over Williams but said he expected Burditt to be a tough opponent This is he said as my Who won Walker or Daley Story on page 30 family has learned a particularly hazardous and uncertain profession Burditt swamped Daly a perennially unsuccessful can didate by 260689 to 50379 Five incumbent congressmen Democrats Morgan Murphy Frank Annunzio and Melvin Price and Republicans Robert McClory and Robert Hanrahan easily turned back nomination challenges There were nomination battles in both parties in three con gressional districts where retirementscaused vacancies and some familiar names turned up winners Former Lt Gov Paul Simon won the Democratic nomination in the 24th District where Rep Kenneth Gray retired and and Lake McHenry Du Oshel of Harrisburg Will and Kane counties previously carried the GOP banner against Gray the proposal but were offset by the Chicago vote nominated for another most of the vote in the In the 6th District in counties tabulated there western suburbs Henry 676349 yes votes com Hyde former with 660614 no leader in the Illinois House the nomination to try and support for the RTA ceed retiring Rep Harold Collier while former was in Chicago where residents hoping for improve County states attorney Edward V Hanrahan defeated a of the Chicago Transit Authority gave the blue ballot candidate in the yes votes and 413891 battle Clifford Carlson votes The Chicago suburbs opposed Corcoran and referendum by a 246723 to McConkey were in a count in the balloting tuck affair for the GOP banner Tuesday as voters in in the 15th District while DuPage Lake and Kane Hall appeared to be winning showed their opposition Democratic nomination The controversial the measure But at midmorning nearly all Transit Authority the precincts not reported appeared to be narrowly approved in the sixcounty in Cook County where the vote was running in favor of the eastern Illinois area on the strength of a heavy Chicago vote Voters in suburban RTA a program was approved by the General Assembly in December Adlai Stevenson It will have road bonding powers and the authority to levy new taxes on gasoline and parking facilities Mayor Richard J Daley Gov IJaniel Walker and former Gov Richard B Ogilvie were strong supporters of the program Many suburban o f f i c i a Is George Burditt however feared the RTA would be of most benefit to Chicago and urged rejection The prospects of additional gasoline taxes on top of the current record gasoline prices was considered a prime reason for opposition to the pro posal Houston CAP President Nixon took an early morning stroll in downtown Houston today stopping for coffee at a corner drugstore and talking to people on the street Nixon conducted a televized news conference Tuesday night before a meeting of broad casters and vowed again that he would not resign Accompanied by press secretaryRonaML Ziegler and White House Oliver Atkins Nixn walked two blocks from his hotelto the Keystone Drugstore to day The White House said the Presidents outing was spon taneous No newsmen were on hand Deputy Press Secretary Gerald Warren told reporters the people Nixon met on the street offered him words of support Later in the morning Nixon met privately with Texas Republicans He planned to visit the Spacer Center in the after noon During his TVradio news conference Tuesday night Nixon firmly rejected a call by Sen James L Buckley ConRNY that he resign for the good of the presidency A poll taken after Buckleys call showed that 39 Senators support Nixons stand against quitting while 17 now favor his resignation In the Associated Press poll taken hours before the President vowed again that he will not resign 33 senators declined to take aposition and 11 others could not be contacted At the Presidents news con ference the first question brought up Buckleys statements Nixon replied that while the senator had suggested resigna tion would be an act of courage it also takes courage to stand and fight for what you think is right and that is what I intend to do Nixon jalso argued against the senators claim that it would be an act of statesmanship declaring It would be bad statesmanship and it would mean that our system of government would be changed for all presidents and all generations1 inthe futaw Nixoh contended the whote American president not an American president who cyerytime the polls go down says Well maybe I better resign After Nixons appearance Buckley said he would have been stunned if had heeded his call for resigna tion so soon after it was made I did notexpect that anything I said today would have an im mediate effect anywhere Buckley said he had received some support and some opposi tion in private talks with fellow GOP conservatives However three of them Barry Goldwater of Arizona Jesse Helms of North Carolina and Carl T Curtis of Nebraska publicly opposed Buckleys resignation call Goldwater considered by many to be the bellwether of Nixons Senate support said that too many questions arise when it comes to asking for the resignation of President Nixon Sen Jacob Javits RNY told reporters today that he disagreed with Buckleys call for resignation He said resignation is a way which will save everybody a great deal of trouble But he continued it is my duty to move nnflaggingly towards impeachment and trial Walkers help fails Vaught loses to Choate and Hart By Dave Butler Of The Southern Illinoisan Despite help from fatherin law Gov Daniel Walker and his deputy Victor DeGrazia challenger David H Vaught of Marion failed Tuesday to un seat Rep Richard 0 Hart of Benton in the Democrat primary for representative from the 59th district House minority leader Rep Clyde Choate of Anna breez ed by the other three candi dates in his race from a short retirement to keep his hope alive for the speakers chair in Springfield Incumbents Hart and Choate will face Republicans newcomers Robert Winches ter of Rosiclare and John D Cummins of Harrisburg for three seats in the house Republican incumbent C L McCormick of Vienna did not seek reelection In the Democrat race Choate was the top vote get ter with 41609 votes in the 12county area according to unofficial returns Hart was lecond with Vaughj Wmchesfer Cummins win GOP nominations third with 22539 and Randall Fetcho of Eldorado fourth with Harts successful efforts to rebuff the governor were cli maxed with nearly 17000 votes in Franklin County Harts home Vaught received only 4430 votes in that county For the Republicans Win chester 28 was the top vote getter with 14871 followed by Gumming 50 with 11282 The other Republicans in the race were James Eather ly of Galatia with Clif ford Downen of Herrin with 8166 Delmer Mitchell of Johnston City with 7579 and Mary Resheter of Buckner with The Democrat primary gamed statewide attention last week when the governor and his deputy came to Southern Illinois to campaign for Vaught Vaught 26 originally enter ed the house race last fall during a period when Choate 53 said he was retiring but remained in the race when Choate reentered it Hart 46 currently is serv ing his third term in the legis lature Choate is serving his 14th term worked for the state general services depart ment before beginning the campaign Cummins is a Har risburg Township supervisor and a member of the County board There was no sentate race in the 59th district Incum bent Sen Gene Johns DMar ion is serving a fouryear term that expires in 1976 Unoffical countybycounty results for both parties were Alexander Hart 457 Fetcho 0 Vaught 656 Choate 2160 Winchester 1414 Eatherly 294 Cummins 137 Mitchell 827 Downen 308 Resheter 63 Franklin Hart Fetcho Vaught 4530 Choate 6984 Winchester 378 Eatherly Cummins 363 Mitchell Downen 717 Resheter 930 Gallatin Hart 1206 Fet cho 2501 Vaught 1749 Ohoate 3223 Winchester Eath erly Cummins Mitchell Downen Hardin Hart 343 Fetcho Vaught 657 Choate 1 Winchester Eatherly 136 Mitchell 138 Downen 27 Resh eter Johnson Hart 786 Fetcho 2814 Vaught Choatr Clyde Choate Winchester 1980 Eatherly 503Cummins 2043 Mitchell 467 Downen Resheter 99 Massac 273 Fetcho 45 Vaught 1575 Choate 1 Winchester Eatherly 215 Mitchell 477 Downen 1 948 Resheter Hait 346 Fetcho Richard 0 Hart 46 Vaught 293 Choate 798 Win chester 978 Eatherly Cummins 907 Mitchell 143 Downen Resheter 47 Pulaski Hart 185 Fetcho 29 Vaught 881 Choate 2026 Winchester 1236 Eatherly 284 Cummins 326 Mitchell 304 Downen 298 Resheter 67 Saline Hart 4187 Fetcho Vaught 2196 Choatt Robert Winchester 6100 Winchester Eath erly Cummns 3921 Downen 65 Re sheter 66 Hart Fet cho 144 Vaught2284 Choate 7026 Winchester Eath erly 449 Cummins 265 Mit chell Downen 285 Re sheter 69 Hart Fetc John D ho 259 Vaught Choate Winchester Eatherly Cummins Mitchell 502 Downen 189 Resheter Williamson H a r t 3521 Fetcho Vaught 2940 Choate 6457 Winchester 640 Eatherly Cummini Mitchell 2830 Downen 3864 Resheter 200 ;