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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - March 25, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N Ulb Volumt 82No 7110e a Copy OlSaliSSi 62625 succour to eirbondli Prn Hrrln Journl Indtpindoil MONDAY MARCH25 IW4 CarbondifcHwrlnMurphyibPrt Congressional committee urges the pressure of inflation on low tiThonotinn tvmct nntjfMnate a weak t miHHliptnpomefamilies tax cut Washington CAP The Democratic majority of the congressional Joint Economic committee has recommended a billion tax cut to stimulate the economy and ease the impact of infla tion The committee said in its an nual report released Sunday that a tax cut would brighten the current gloomy outlook for consumer demand in 1974 The nation must anticipate a year in which real output growth will be essentially zero unemployment will rise sharply arid prices will continue to rise at the 1973 rate or even more rapidly the report said The committee described Nixon administration efforts to control prices as a debacle and said administration at tempts to offset rising unemployment are pitifully sharp split with most committee Republicans the panels Democrats predicted an inflation rate this year of 8 per cent or more and said unemployment will rise to 6 per cent or higher It urged establishing of a permanent public service employment program to counter unemployment exceeds 45 per cent along with steps to relieve the pressures of inflation on low and middleincome families The panel also recommended a longrange effortto plug tax looaholes contending this could offset the tax cut by raising some billion in additional revenues The committees Republican members however said in separate statement we believe fiscal stimulus in the form of a tax cut would be illadvised and inflationary at thistime The GOP minority generally supported the Nixon ad ministrationseconomic project tions with an inflation rate of no more than 7 per cent for the year and a rise in unemploy ment to an average rate of about 55 percent for this year Sen William Proxmire D Wis the v committees vice chairman said in a separate statement he thinks that what the economy needs is austerity rather than stimulation He called for severe trimming of President Nixons billion budget request The committee report recom mended phasing out wage and price controls and replacing them with a largely voluntary system of restraints But the panel said the President should be provided with limited standby authority to reimpose wageprice controls on some sectors of the economy The report endorsed proposals for a national food policy to help assure adequate supplies and reduce exorbitant consumer prices This would involve creation of a national food reserve system to counter disruptive supplyanddemand changes Meets with Brezhnev No Kissinger says Moscow AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger cautioned Soviet leaders today that there can be no world peace if we attempt Jo blackmail each other He made the remark after opening talks in the Kremlin with Communist party leader Leonid I Brezhnev on prospects for a new treaty limiting nuclear arms and fostering peace in the Middle East At the same time Kissinger pledged that President Nixon and his administration remain committed to detente Our greatest goal is that over the next three years we can make the relationship that has two another SovietAmerican armi agreement Kissinger hoped during his three days of talks in the Kremlin to set the stage of a new nuclear weapons treaty President Nixon could sign on a visit to Moscow next sum mer Asked by newsmen if he ex pected to reach another arms agreement with Nixon then Brezhnev replied I take an optimistic view of that We have made a very good beginning on that process He said relations between the two superpowers are good but there is much work to do Asked to characterize the situation with regard to E ast West detente he said the Euro pean security conference in crown up between our peoples and our leaders ir reversible Kissinger said In a luncheon toast Kissinger Geneva is dragging its feet a said We want to make the next little because the opponents oi summit as significant as the dentente are introducing petty two preceding ones between INixon and Brezhnev But he said If our two nations at tempt to take advantage of each mattersthat have no bearing on dentente Although he was speaking of the Geneva conference it was other if we attempt to blackmail each other or deal with each other from a strong position then there can be no over trade and peace among ourselves or in woriH assumed that he was referring to the Soviet governments pro blems with the Ug Congress As the talks opened Brezhnev said he was optimistic about ference forfreer flow of peoples and ideas Percy sefs goal for 1976 race Nashua NH AP 11 want my home state voters to p Tll decide if I can be released from Sen Charles Percy RIU that responsibility if he gets 51 per cent of the minojs primary follows I vote in the 1976 Illinois New Hampshires by two weeks presidential primary he will His constituents in Illinois continue on the presidential Percy added should be allowed campaign In an interview published to day in the Nashua Telegraph Percy said he would not enter New Hampshires earlierinthe nation primary because I was just reelected to the Senate and to decide first if I should decide to campaign for the presidency If I get at least 51 per cent of the vote there then Ill have a home state mandate to continue on the presidential campaign imon J Bon Hartlint rural Anna checks peach By Wanda Barras Of The Southern Illinoisan A million peach crop was destroyed in Union and Jackson Counties over the weekend when the temperature dropped to four degrees in some areas Growers today say the South era Illinois peach crop is wiped out and the apple crop damag ed The extent of the apple dam age should be known later today after buds are examined The two counties produced about 12 million pounds of peaches in 1969 a year consider ed about normal for the peach crop Peaches last year sold for 127 cents a pound and a spokesman for the Illinois Agri culture Dept saidthe price this year is expected to be no lower than that and probably higher Jackson and Union counties pro duce about half the peaches in Illinois The fruitgrowers nightmare beefin Saturday morning with the arrival of a snowstorm Sun day morning the temperature dropped to four degrees in some low areas of Union Coun ty Nowhere was the tempera toe recorded above 10 degrees Sunday night and this morn ing the temperatures dipped again Afederal weather sta tion in Williamson County re corded the low at six degrees Fruitgrowers believe the neach crop is destroyed for the second straight year and today turned their attention to the apple crop Surveys are being made to determine the extent of the da mage Growers are cutting limbs bringing hem into heat ed rooms to thaw and cutting buds with a razor or sharp knife to determine the freeze Area crop wiped out by cold apple orchards damaged damage They say they should have an estimate of the apple crop damage this afternoon Mrs Don Boyd wife of a rural Anna grower said the temperature dipped to four de grees in their area Some grow ers recorded 10 degree temp eratures Bon Hartline a fruit grower near Anna said a gov ernmenttemperature gauge re cordedlO degrees Harjlihe said I cant see any peaches living Mrs Boyd said Weve kind of given up the peaches altogether at temper atures that low Neal Eckert operator of Ec kert Orchards Inc said there are no peaches left in his orchards in three counties Ec kert said he lost a peach crop in Jackson Union and St Clair Counties Eckert said the apple crop is damaged and the branch cuttings will show how much this afternoon Betty Croslind a West Frank fort peach grower feels that her crop has been ruined We just dont think there are going to be peaches from our orchard this year All of theblossoms are brown and it really looks bad Mrs Cros lindsaid Mrs Ray Grammer wife o a Jackson County fruit grower said the Elberta peach crop is destroyed but there may be some odd varieties that will sur vive However she said it will not be a commercial crop Another Jackson County grow er Clyde Arnold said the da mage to peaches is total Arnold says he doesnt know how much damage was done to the apple crop It is so unusual to have It this cold I have not had aa experience with such cold tem peratures I dont know if there wDl be a commercial crop he said Mrs Boyd said her husband had ordered helicopters from St Louis hoping to divert the air to adjust the temperature near the fruit trees but they were snowed in and didnt ar rive But Mrs Boyd said the helicopters couldnt have Helped much since the temperature dipped so 1 ijavs had some success in changingthe tem perature a few degrees when there is warmer air above the colder air and when the wind is mild says Mrs Grammer Only about seven million pounds of peaches were produc ed in 1973 and about 12 mil lion pounds in 1972 in Illinois The peach crop in Southern Il linois was wiped out last year and the apple crop heavily da maged by low temperatures af ter budding Mrs Boyd says crop losses two years straight are hurting the growers She says theyll probably increase their vege table production this year hop ing to hold it together until a guy can hope again Drug agents denied mistrial Tony Boyle walks slowly intomurder trial Former union chief s trial begins Alton AP A federal judge today acquit ted two of 10 narcotics agents on four counts of civil rights viola tions in connection with mistaken drug raids However the pair still face conspiracy charges The judge Omer Poos of US District Court denied a motion for a mistrial and motions for directed acquittals requested for all 10 defendants St Louis policemen Ronald Olive and Donald Spicer were dayold trial acquitted of participation in two raids Poos agreed with the defense that it was not proved that Spicer participated in the April 23 raid on the Collinsvflle home of Mr and Mrs Herbert Giglot to or that Olive was along on the April 19 raid on the Edwardsville home of John Meiners Olive and Spicer however are named in two conspiracy counts of the 12count indictment and remain defendants in the nine Media Pa 72yearold Boyle flown Former United Mine Sunday from the Spr President W A Tony Mo federal prison walked slowly into a heavily guarded courtroom today to stand trial on charges he ordered the 1969 assassination of union rival Joseph where he is serving three years for illegal use of union funds is charged by the state with three counts of mtirHpf Yablonski The proceedings began precisely at 10 am with 35 prospective jurors waiting to be interviewed by opposing counsel and Common Pleas Court Judge UCl Thin and pale and flanked by federalmarshals Boyle broke into a thin smile and waved as he spotted his wife Ethel and daughter Antoinette sitting in the third row of the highceil courtroom A total of 350 prospective jurors were summoned The others waited in his wife Margaret and daughter Charlotte were shot by hired killers before courtrooms to be interviewed no Dec 31 1969 as they slept in their secluded southwestern Pennsylvania home in Clarksyille Boyles lawyers attempted to delay the trial claiming the inr dictment charging conspiracy and murder were defective They carried their fight to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court which quashed the attempt More than 100 prosecution witnesses are ready to testify against the ailing Boyle who is still suffering the effects of a sleeping pill suiddeattempt last is thin short of Hospital No longer talking tough or acting jovial no longer wearing the familiar red rosebud in his lapel Boyle today sallow frequently breath and often confined to a wheelchair The government murder conspiracy was hatched in Boyles fancy Washington DC officeon June 23 1969 when he was battling Yablonski September was formally charged Yablonski murders after Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Farm Records Sports Weather details map 15 4 6 5 14 910 16 Partly cloudy and warmer tonight low 28 to 34 Tuesday partly sunny and warmer High in the upper 40s or lower 50s the the were During the trial Boyle will be confned under guard at the nearby Riddle Memorial that the out of thej embezzled from the union that it eventualy talks Governor drives I involved a total of nine persons eight of Whom already have or been convicted Gov Jaworski grants White House requesf Nixon gets 4 more days to respond to subpoena vvnnnrnntf rtafiirncr ODC3ln Chicago AP Daniel Walker drove a car around a downtown Chic ago block today on gasoline derived from Illinois coal the block used up about worth It was quite an expensive drive wasnt it quipped the governor Of course we didnt Hived trora imuuis cum o He said that to his knowledge pay anything for it ji rpl run Washington AP At the request of the White House special Watergate pro secutor Leon Jaworski today gave President Nixon four more days to respond to a subpoena demanding additional Watergate evidence The subpoena issued March 15 called for a response to day But over the weekend James D St Clair President Nixons chief Watergate lawyer asked Jaworski for more time and the prosecutor extended the return date to Friday In a brief statement Jaworskis office said In agreeing to the White House re quest Mr Jaworski emphasized the grand jurys need for the material covered under this subpoena rile prosecutors office refus ed to give details about the material subpoenaed In a related matter lawyers for two former White House aides said they will not go to the Supreme Court to try to block transmission of the secret grand jury report on President Nixons Watergate role to the House impeachment inquiry Weve just decided that weve stated our objections and our warnings as forcefully as we can and the government has decided to take the risk said John Bray who represents Gordon C Strachan John J Wilson lawyer former presidential chief of staff H R Haldeman declined to comment on the decision not to ap peal Deputy presidential Press Secretary Gerald L Warren refused last week to say whether the President planned to comply with the prosecutors subpoena He said it was being handled routinely by White House 1awyars A spokesman for Jaworski said the subpoena did not in volve the Watergate coverup or White House plumbers cases in which indictments recently were returned 1 That would mean the material sought probably relates to in vestigations of the ITT antitrust settlement dairy industry political contributions or the 185minute erasure foundon one subpoenaed tape If thte President refuses to comply with the subpoena Jaworski could go to court to ask for an order directing the President to turn over the sub poenaed material The White House meanwhile has denied a published report that it would give tothe House impeachment inquiry tapes of 42 presidential conversations me committee has been trying to obtain The report appeared m the Los Angeles Times but Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler said no decision had been made to provide additional tapes to the committee A Republican member of the Housfe Judiciary Committee has proposed that Vice President Gerald R Ford and House SpeakerCarl Albert be assigned to study 42 White House tapes sought for the committees im peachment inquiry The suggestion was made by Rep Charles E Wiggins R Oalif es a solution to the im passe created by President Nixons refusal torelinquish the tapes it was the first time in country a passenger car been fueled and made to on gasoline converted from coal And he envisioned the product being processed from Illinois coal for commercial use in about 10 years from refineries located in the state as a role in the nations goal of being The demonstration kicked off has a twoday conference on coal with officials from Washington selfsufficient battle in the energy When the governor learned of a process that could make gaso line out of coal he asked for 15 gallons It turned out to be 92 octane in the premium range and of ficials estimated the total cost to produce it under experimen tal conditions was Breaking down the figures the price was about a gal lon and Walkers drive around attending Coal development and Its conversion to gas and liquid could make Illinois a vital ener gy center providing energy to fuel the industrial needs of the Midwest said Walker Its down the road in time including commercial gasoline The de monstration today is a symbolic start down that road The gasoline had its beginning in Illinois No 6 coal from the Monterey Coal Co in Car linville and the Peabody Coal Co River King Mine in Free burg It was sent to Hydrocar bon Research in Trenton NJ where the liquification process transformed the coal into crude oil ;