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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 3, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICI CarbondiU 710 N Illlnali Murphysbwo 1113 Walnut Herrin 312 N 16th Southern lUinoisan HOE OFFICE LINDSAYSCHAUB NEWS PO BOX 789 ZUi 12No 105lOe Copy Two FrH Billy Minm MAY 3 W4 Jobless rate declines The nations unemployment rate edged down from 51 per cent to 5 per cent of the work force in April the government said today It was the second consecutive month that the unemployment rate had dropped Labor Department analysts considered the twomonth decline significant but said it was too early to determine whether it was the beginning of a trend Unemployment jumped from a low of 46 per cent in Drops from 57 per cenf to 5 per cenf of Work force October to 52 per c e n I in January reflecting the downturn in the economy and the spreading effects of the fuel shortage It remained 52 per cent in February before dipping to 51 per cent in March Despite the recent decline the Nixon administration has said it expects some increases in the unemployment rate later this year particularly during the summer as more teenagers enter the work force According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics about 45 million Americans were without jobs in April That was about 200000 fewer than in January and February but still 430000 higher than in October at the start of the oil embargo Total employment stood at 858 million last month about the same as in March After rising rapidly during the previous two years employment has shown very little growth since October reflecting the lack of growth of jobs in the blue collar and service occupations the government said There also has been little growth in the civilian labor force which was seasonally ad justed to 903 million persons in April about the same as in March The labor force includes both employed and unemployed The government said the recall of auto workers laid off during the Arab oil embargo helped manufacturing employ ment to rebound in April The transportation equipment in dustry added 60000 workers to its payrolls last month following three months of heavy job losses But in construction there was a drop of 70000 jobs House gives him in proceedings St Clair can question witnesses Washington AP The House Judiciary Com mittee clearing the way for the crucial phase of its impeach ment inquiry has given Presi dent Nixons lawyer a major role in the proceedings Under rules approved unanimously by the committee Thursday White House lawyer Rodino Jr DNJ said the first opportunity to participate Transcripts on page 8 week of the hearings would be closed Those first four or five days willibe taken jdp by a presenta tion to the committee of the secret grand jury evidence relatingto Nixons role in the Watergate coverup and other information covering a wide James M Olair win oe aoie ID th nmmittpe nas question witnesses raise objec tions and propose witnesses The rules and the Democratic majoritys support of them helped restore harmony in the committee after its partyline split Wednesday when Nixon was found in noncompliance with the committees subpoena for Watergate tapes Adoption of the rules marked the final step in the long Indictment dismissed US DistrictJudge George L Hart Jr today dismissed a Watergate perjury indictment against Texas laywer Jake Jacobsen who was accusedof lying about allegedly earmarked for former Treasury Secretary John B Connally Assistant Special Prosecutor Sidney Glazer said a new in dictment may be drawn up to remedy a technical defect cited by Hart COOLER A i evidence that the committee has misconduct been engaged in since January Starting next week it will begin examining the information on which it will base a judgment as to whether Nixon should be im peached The rules include a provision permitting hearings to be televised if the committee decides to open them to the public Chairman Peter W The role given to St Clair by committee makes it clear that he is subject to the control of the committee and has no in dependent right to be present The Constitution gives the House the sole right of im peachment but historically counsel for the subject of1 the inquiry has been granted some Tonight partly cloudy and much colder Low 38 to 44 Saturday mostly sunny but cool High 63 to 68 INDEX Classified 1720 Religion 5 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 23 Editorials 4 Family Living i Records 2021 Sports 1315 Weather details map 21 No proNixon grouridswell Has strategy failed c Washington StarNews Washington If President Nixon was coun ting on the release of the transcripts of Watergaterelated discussions to generate a flood of antiimpeachment mail to Capitol Hill his plan has failed so far It has been four days since Nixon enounced his decision to make public the transcripts of White House conversationsand three days since the1 transcripts v and con gressional offices have1 reported no stunning increase in letters telegrams and stelephone calls from constituents What may be even worse for the President most of the con stituents views which have come in are against Nixons position They favor release of the tapes not the edited transcripts o r they want im peachment of the President or both Rep Robert W Kastenmeier DWis chairman of the sub committee which drafted the rules said they were based on a desire to be fair toNixon Rep Thomas F Railsback R Hl ranikng Republican on the subcommittee praised the Democrats for their support saying they had leaned over backward to assure St Clairs participation Ehrlichman gets delay Los Angeles AP The perjury trial of John D Ehrlichman will wait until summer allowing the former presidential adviser to stand trial first in Washington DC on related Ellsberg breakin charges a judge has ruled Superior Court Judge Gordon Ringer who reportedly confer red on the matter by phone with US District CourtJudge Gerhardi GesselL in Washington granted requests Ehrhchmans attorneys Thurs day to vacate the previously set trial date of May 20 However Ringer turned down two defense motions which sought either dismissal of the case or transfer of Hie trial outside Los Angeles County He rejected defense arguments that massive publicity had raised doubt that Ehrlichman could get a fair trial in Los Angeles GOPunif to review nominees Springfield AP J Senate Republicans want a Closerlook at Gov Daniel Walkers to the new BoardOf Education Senate President William CJ Harris said Thursday a com mittee of six Republicans was formed to review the nominees who must be approved by the full Senate Walker and Senate Minority Leader Cecil A Partee quickly said the committee was not necessary They said they were both disturbed that the Senate Republicans have seen fit to inject politics into the selection of the board Selection of members to serve on the new board is a most important matter Hams said A review of their qualifications for the positions should include more than a brief appearance before the Ex Harris RPontiac also is thinking about forming a bipartisan Senate committee to hold public hearings in each of the judicial districts which nominated the board mem bers The Board of Education was set up by the new state constitution Fuel rules to be made more flexible WashingtonJAP The Federal Energy Office has moved to make it petroleum allocation regulations more flexible as shortages diminish Beginning June 1 the FEO announced Thursday states will be permitted to distribute fuel reserves known as setasides to local area with shortages Previously the special stockpile was available only to hardship cases In addition the FEOsaid in allocations of certain types of fuel will be made if surplus fuel is available afler original allocations are fill ed The products involved in the revision are aviation fuel pro pane residual fuel oil and mid dle distillate fuels such as diesel kerosene and home heating oil Ifgasbline supplies eventually exceed1 those already authorized service stations will be permit ted to deceive up to 10 per cent more than in the corresponding month of 1972 They now receive the same amount as in 1972 xDuke R Ligon FEO assistant administrator told reporters the revisions were made Jn light of increased petroleum supplies following the lifting of the Arab oil boycott But he added that overall shortages of four to six per cent will continue unless conservation measures are con tinued In anotherannouncement the FEO said drilling of oil and gas wells increased sharply reversing both a longrange downtrend and the usual seasonal drop The agency said 1404 drilling rigs were active across the United States asof April 12 compared with 996 a year earlier Also on Thursday the Senate passed and sent to President Nixon a compromise bill creating a statutory Federal Energy Administration to re place the temporary FEO Rend Lake warning rescue systems Planned projects could save lives By Don Frost Of The Southern fllinoisan A weather warning system completion of access areas and a fiveman law enforce ment and rescue unit planned for Rend Lake could help save lives Four persons have died at the lake since its completion in 1969 Planned projects at the lake could improve that fatality re cord Once such project will be the installation of high intensi fy flashing revolving lights at thiee points on the lake by Army Corps of Engi neers The lights would be activat ed by the Franklin County Sheriffs office in the event of approaching bad weather Corps Project Manager Charles Ijames said The lights to be located at the dam area and the north and south sides where Illinois 183 crosses the lake will be visible from boats on the main and most dangerous part of the lake Hopeuflly the warning sys tem will be completed this summer Ijames said He said the warning system was being planned before the April 21 accident which took the lives of Donald L Robin son of Herrin and Ronald Em ery of Zeigler Currently the lake has only one major access area the Sandusky Creek Access area As a result fishermen who want to fish the coves in other parts of the lake must venture out into the main part of the lake where waves are the worst to get to the coves Ijames projected that in two years five other major boat launches will be available to eliminate the need for such crosslake trips The coves generally are more protectedfronv the wind Perhaps the most significant possibility for Improvements in emergency facilities is an Illinois Law Enforcement grant application from Frank lin County The project would establish a fiveman patrol and rescue unit at Rend lake through the Franklin County Sheriffs office 1 The county has applied for the grant through thejGreater Egypt Regional planning and Development Commission at Carbondale About the article In the final story of a two part series Herrin City Editor Don Frost a fisherman him self explores plans for im proving the safety and rescue facilities at Rend Lake Thurs days story reviewed the cur rent rescue facilities The application was made last summer but the ILEC placed f mpritorium on appli cations while revising its grant allocation plans Ronald Clark assistant planner in criminal justice for Greater Egypt said He said the application will be resubmitted in June The unit would include a patrol car a fourwhefeldrive vehicle a patrol boat a work boat and emergency equip ment The patrol boat would be an 18 to 20foot boat equipped with a 120 to 165 hp motor Dragging equipment and two setrof scuba diving gear would be on the patrol boat At leasttwo of the five men in the unit would be trained and certified in scuba diving All the men would receive rescue training as well as law enforcement training Clark said In light of the April 21 acci dent and the problem in get ting a boat on the water to search for the victims Clark said the patrol boats specifi cations might be revised to call for a larger boat able to handle rough water About onethird of the lake is in Jefferson County That county also has applied for a to establish a law enforcementand rescue unit on a smaller scale he said The thing that would im prove he situation more than anything else would be edu cating people Ijames said You could have a dozen cruisers and people are still going to drown in r feel like it is very apt to happen again Safety just turns people off He said the corps started a safety talk program about three yearsago atSouthern niinoto Mfaoolf and civic or ganizations but the program was dropped because of a lack of interest We are going to try it again he said Ijames said he is consider ing putting up signs warning people who might not be fami liar with the lake of its danger during high winds He noted however that all four persons who have died at the lake were local resi dents who apparently were familiar with he lake He considers the lake unsafe when winds reach 15mph When the wind climbs to 25 mph the result is 6foot waves Ijames said The lake can change from being as smooth as glass to dangerously rough in less than 20 mmutes Johnson said The very size of the 22000 acre lake makes it look safer than it appears to bejin a windy day r Looking ovfer the huge ex 1 panse of the lake large waves look small As a result after leaving a calm launching site out of the wind a small craft can be in trouble before the oper ator jrealizes he is in the mid dli of 4foot wells Brushing up Grade school In Carbondale arc receiving den tal education and f I u o r id e treatment this month through a state program Dr William Mower from Hie Illinois Dept of Public Health students from the School of Technical Careers at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and nurses from the Jackson County Health Dept are par ticipating In the program To day the program was at Par rish School where Barb San from the School of Technical Careers demon stated correct toothbrushing techniquesPracticing a r e from top left clockwise stu dents TinrMusgraves Hayes Mark Morris and Jo lynne Gooding Students in kindergarten through t h i r d grade are receiving dental ucation while students In grades 4 5 and 6 are receiv ing fluoride treatment Pro grams are also scheduled for Winkler School May 14 in me morning and May 15 in the afternoon Springmore School May 17 Lakeland School May 21 and Thomas School May 22 Photos by Jack Griggs Police find apartment apparently used by SLA Hillsborough Calif AP Police and the FBF have seiz ed clothing and otheHtems at a hideout that was apparently us ed recently by the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army The San Francisco Chronicle apartment in Berkeley on Feb 4 A million offer by the Hearst Corp for Miss Hearsts return ignored for a month expires tonight gave the the apart ment One of them was signed Tania the name Patricia Hearst said she adopted when she an nounced she was joining the group The SLA has claimed responsibility for abducting Miss Hearst the 20yearbld daughter of newspaper executive Ran dolphA Hearst from his Agents and police entered the vacant thirdfloor apartment in San FranciscosWestern Addi tion Thursday night after the owner of the threestory brick building found SLA slogans scrawled on the walls Keys were found to a rented car the SLA used in ah April 15 robbery of the San Francisco branch of the Hibernia Bank Coats worn during the robbery were also lound A neighbor the apart ment at1827 Golden Gate wasi sakTtonave identifiedsji jjicture oLItonaldBeFreeze M escaped convict authorities have identifiedas SLA leader que The neighbor said DeFreeze had lived there from March 20 until last Friday or Satur day FBI agents hauledaway much of the apartments contents and witnesses said they loaded up two trucks and a car with large boxes and bags ;