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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale Murphysboro Herrin 710 N Illinois 1113 Walnut 212 N 1Mb oisan LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPEas BOX 739 DECATUR ItL 62525 Volume 82No a Copy Two Sections tuMMMrleCirbondiii Hirrlii Billy Jwirnil Murphysboro MONDAY MAY 13 Without roils some By Henry deFiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan What is 12 feet by 29 feet by 18 feet and weighs more than 200 tons According to the Illinois Power Co it is a transformer part of the equipment the company sometimes must ship The company is worried that it may no longer be able to ship the transformer with out great difficulty The companys concern is with a proposed federal plan to reorganize most of the na tions railroad system by abandoning track found to be potentially in excess That plan was the subject of a hearing held in Marion today by the Commission for Economic Development The Illinois legislative com mission caJled the hearing to gather ammunition for a fight against the plan proposed by the US Dept of Transporta tion The federal plan aims to improve the financial condi tion of the nations railroads by reducing the amount of competitive trackAbouta quarter of Illinois railines in cluding several in Southern Illinois would be abandoned under the plan Witnesses at the hearing to day labeled the plan disas terous nearsighted and ir responsible and said it might irreversibly and ir reparably damage Southern Illinois economy About 25 persons attended the daylong hearing AR Doc Cairns of the Illinos Power Co reading a company statement said the company is finding it difficult almost daily to transport equipment which continues to increase in size He said it would be im possible to ship the 200 ton transformer by truck if rail transportation became un available He said it would also be difficult to ship other large equipment by truck Cairns said the present plan would barely affect Il linois Power Co operations But be saidthe company is concerned with a possible snow balling effect Speaking for Southern Il linois Inc Bill Bowlby pre sident of the area chamber of commerce claimed the plan would strike a devas tating blow to the heart of our economy He added that the plan would severely cripple exist ing industry and dramatical ly increase the cost of new projects Statements opposing the abandonment plan were read for Sen Kenneth Buzbee D Carbondale by his father and lor Rep Clyde Choate D Anna by Rep Ralph Dunn RDu Quoin Wiretaps ruled illeqa Washington AP The Supreme Court dealt a sharp setback to the Justice Department today by in validating a number of an ticrime wiretaps b e c a u s e federal officials failed to Mow the law The decision could upset federal cases numbering in the hundreds including organized crime and narcotics prosecu tions The case turned on whetoer the Justice Department under Decision could upset hundreds of federal cases former Atty Gen John N Mitchell followed the demands of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act in re Ruling blocks signs Washington The Supreme Court on a 5 to 4 vote Monday agreed to block the posting of signs urging im peachment of President Nixon in Chicago mass transit advertis ing spaces Justices William J Brennan Jr Potter Stewart Thurgood Marshall and Lewis F Powell Jr dissented The dispute began when a group called the Impeach Nixon Committee attempted to buy space from the Chicago Transit Authority in buses and subways The transit authority accepts paid political advertisements for such causes as election cam paigns and antiwar positions but it refused the exhortations for impeachment The impeachment committee won a decision from the US Circuit Court at Chicago forcing acceptance of the posters But the transit authority ap plied to Chief Justice Warren E Burger to block toeeffectof the lower court ruling pending ap peal Earlier this month Burger agreed staying the appeals court decision until further ac tion by the full court which came today Curfew rule stands Washington AP The Supreme Court today refused to hear a plea that universities discriminate against students when they re quire them to obey dormitory curfews not imposed on men students The Supreme Court let stand a lower court decision endorsing the curfew imposed by Eastern Kentucky University The US Circuit Court in Cin cinnati agreed with the university that the curfew was a proper step designed to protect women from harm and that no similar rules were necessary to protect men The Richmond Ky school allows men dormitory residents regardless of age or class to come and go as they please But firstsemester freshman women must obey a midnight curfew Sunday through Thursday and a 2 am deadline on weekend nights After the first semester a woman student may have unrestricted hours if she is 21 or if sheobtains written parental permission questing wiretaps The court held that Mitchell did not follow the requirements of the act in a series of wiretap requests that were signed by his executive assistant The law specifies that either the attorney general himself or a specially designated assistant attorney general approve wiretap re quests The wketaps requests in question are made to federal judges who must give approval before the taps can be made Justice Byron R White writing for a unanimous court noted that the Nixon ad ministration insisted that it should have wide latitude in delegating the attorney generals authority to request wiretaps because the federal law grants wide latitude among state officials in approving wiretap requests The wiretap applications in question were signed by Sol Linderbaum who was Mitchells executive assistant In a companion case the court permitted the government to preserve the evidence gathered in a number of other questioned wiretaps In this case the issue was whether the evidence should be suppressed because the applying officer in the federal govern ment was improperly iden tified The applications bore the name of the assistant attorney general but had actually been approved by Mitchell himself This the court approved In other action today the court Rejected International Business Machines Corps re quest for Supreme Court review of a lower court order that it turn over some 700 documents to government antitrust lawyers or face a fine of a day Refused to interfere with a California law that favors giving custody of a young child to the mother in a divorce case Jazzy welcome Vice President Gerald Ford follows the Olympia Brass Truckers tied up at Band to the tune of When the Go Marching In as he arrived for Hie dediea tion of a container terminal in New Orleans today Ford was also scheduled to make a stop at Baton Rouge for a talk to the legislature APWirephoto Scaffered violence In two states Truckers cant get protest rolling Daughter acting under duress Hearst says belief upheld Hillsborough Calif AP Patricia Hearsts father says ttip reported discovery of a blindfold that may have been used on his daughter recently only confirms his belief she is acting under duress Ive always known that she was taken against her will from the very beginning newspaper executive Randolph A Hearst told newsmen Sunday at his mansion in this San Francisco suburb I always felt shes been coerced Miss Hearst 20 has said in two taped messages that she decided to join the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army which kidnaped her on Feb 4 She is sought by the FBI as a material witness to an SLA bank robbery which she said she joined in voluntarily The blindfold is one of the items which the Chicago Tribune said in its Sunday edi tions was found by federal in vestigators in a raid on a San Francisco apartment that had been used by the SLA The FBI has declined com ment on the report which quoted federal source as saying that a bloodhound trained to pick up Miss Hearsts scent identified toe blindfold made of sponges Other items reportedly found included a bag possibly used as a face covering Hearst said he had not been notified by toe FBI of any such findings but added Its not surprising they found it He also said Im not en couraged by toe report I would be a damn sight more encouraged if they would get her back Ten to 15 independent truck ers were reported tied up in Cairo today although the proposed national shutdown has not affected the Marion truck stop Arnie Lober operator of toe Marion Truck Plaza said truckswere running as usual He knew of no planned strike by area truckers An employe at Glenns truck stop in Cairo said truckers are asking others to join in the strike The employe said diesel fuel and gasoline arebeing pump ed If strikers askthat toe pumps be shut down opera tors will comply he said Veachs Service Station an other Cairo truck strop re ported no strike activity The attempted strike is to protest high fuel prices and low speed limits By the Associated Press Truck traffic rolled normally today in most states despite a call for a protest shutdown but scattered violence flared in Kentucky and Pennsylvania Overdrive magazine a Los Angelesbased magazine called for toe shutdown Independent drivers supporting the strike demand a fuel price rollback higher speed limits and an audit of oil companies Mike Parkhurst editor of Overdrive called a news con ference today in Washington D C His publication supported trucker shutdowns in December and February which brought about an increase in freight rates and guaranteed supplies of diesel fuel Two shots were fired from passing cars into trucks on Interstate 75 early today in Kentucky but no one was in jured police said One incident occurred near London Ky and the other near the border with Tennessee Pennsylvania State Police said someone firing a highpowered rifle from a bridge shot out the windshield of a troopers car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike east of Breezewood The officer was uninjured Windshields of three trucks were smashed with rocks in Fayette County Pa and pickets tired to halt trucks along US 40 and US 19 authorities said A trucker in Bedford County escaped unhurt when his windshield was smashed by a rock thrown from an overhead bridge Despite the scattered violence Pennsylvania authorities said trucks were rolling at near normal rates in the state Checks around the nation showed truck traffic was near Carolina Alabama New York South Dakota and Connecticut among others Truckers groups in Minnesota Nebraska and New Hampshire adopted a waitandsee position on the shutdown call A spokesman for independent drivers in Denver said the strike was working there but was not able to provide figures Spokesmen for the scores of independent trucker organiza tions that sprang up during the last strike generally said they either couldnt afford to shut normal todav in Delaware emiei Cumuli Maryland Texas Florida down or didnt ftink it would do Massachusetts Indiana South any good President will hold additional tapes Springfield AP Emergency legislation to in sure that welfare checks can be paid and the states school districts can keep classroom doors open through he end of the current school year were scheduled as the Illinois General Assembly returned today RAIN Israelis dispute Kissinger report toward agreement By toe Associated Press Israeli sources say the gap in the disengagement negotiations with Syria is as wide as ever despite a report by Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger of some progress toward an agreement Kissinger reported progress after a ninehour visit Sunday to Damascus saying we have passed from the state of general discussion and consideration to a detailed and complete ex amination of all the elements of disengagement But after a meeting between toe American secretary and Israeli leaders authoritative Israeli sources said Kissinger told Premier Golda Meir and her aides that toe differences between toe Syrian and Israeli terms for an Israeli withdrawal on the Golan Heights were as wide as before war meaning another fullscale ar But Israeli Information Minister Shimon Peres indicated his government is not prepared to east its terms He 4IJ newsmen I dont think any change is needed in Israels basic attitude The Israeli cabinet was called into session today to discuss the told that although toe Syrians were showing a new readiness for a latest outline of toe Syrian posi separatton of forces j tion and Kissinger was to con The sources said Kissinger j fer with government leaders dwelt on toe alternatives to j afterward He returns to Syria disengagement e v i d e n 11 y I on Tuesday 1 Tonight partly cloudy and warmer chance of thunder storms Low 58 to 64 Tuesday partly sunny and warm chance of showers and thun derstorms High in toe lower or middle 80s INDEX Classified 1316 Comics TV Bridge Crossword 1 Editorials 4 Family living Farm Records 1617 Sports 1112 Weather map 17 Washington CAP As the House Judiciary Com mittee prepares to subpoena additional White House tapes a presidential lawyer says nothing in contemplation would cause President Nixon to turn over more Watergate tapes J Fred Buzhardt counsel to the President was asked Sun day if Nixons position is that he would refuse to yield to either a Supreme Court ruling or to a congressional demand for the tapes Thats certainly my under standing of the present outlook of the President Buzhardt replied Buzhardt added that he does not feel that the White House ever will be faced with a court decision or a demand from the Senate during an impeachment trial for additional tapes The House Judiciary Com mittee which is investigating possible grounds for impeaching Nixon is expected to issue another subpoena this week The committee resumes considera tion of evidence Tuesday Buzhardt also charged that a malicious and vicious cam paign is afoot to poison the publics mind against Nixon by charging that ethnic slurs were deleted from the Watergate transcripts released recently by the White House The New York Times quoting sources with direct knowledge of Nixons comments has reported that Nixon used the terms Jew boy and wop m referring to public officials listened to tapes and slurs Buzhardt appearing on CBS Face the Nation said he had close to 40 heard no of the ethnic uia However a source with access to unedited Associated tapes told Press the reasonable person who heard To shouts of Hang in there and Were with you Nixon responded Believe me that does your heart good Another expression of support came Sunday from Nixons chief supporter among labor leaders President Frank E Fitzsimmons of the Interna possibly tional Brotherhood of deny that they were racial Teamsters Slurs Despite increasing clamor for his resignation Nixon said over toe weekend that he would give up The President was received with general warmth Saturday night by crowds at Vance Air Force Base and State University at Oklahoma feel hes no different than any other individual He should have his day in court if he is to have one We still support him Fitzsimmons said on NBCs Meet the Press In anotherdevelopment Chairman Sam J Ervin Jr said he will ask the Senate Watergate committee to delay release of its final report until impeachment proceedings are over The ieport is due by May 28 Two national polls taken after release of the Watergate transcripts showed a plurality of those contacted favor an end to Nixons presidency A Harris Poll showed 49 per cent of Americans surveyed want Nixon impeached or removed from office The poll showed 41 peicent favor Nix ons continuing in office A poll done for Time magazine by the Daniel Yankelovich organization showed 53 per cent of those polled want Nixon to resign or be impeached Thirty eight per cent said they want Nixon to remain in office Sirica to release iinal report on erased tapes Washington CAP US District Judge John J Sirica said today he will make public in about two weeks the final report by a panel of ex perts on the 18 minute gap in a crucial White House Water gate tape Attorneys for the Watergate special prosecutors office the White House and presidential secretary Rose Mary Woods all have studied a proposed draft of the report According to knowledgeable sources toe 1 report confirms the conclusion by a panel of experts that the tape was erased by a series of manual actions The tape in question records a June 20 1972 discussion between President Nixon and H R Haldeman then a presiden no decision will be made Im mediately as to whether the ex perts report will be made public Meanwhile Sirica scheduled a second closed door proceeding today to discuss the White Houses attempts to cancel a K naiaeman uieu a tial assistant An j prosecution subpoena for tapes nortion of that tape which inand documents dealing with 64 dudes all discussion of Watergate conversations The Watergate at that meeting has prosecution wants the material been erased and covered over in order to prepare for the up byabuzz coming Watergate cover up Skicas office said today that trial ;