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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - May 28, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Murphysbero Harrin 710 N 1113 Walnut 212 N Southern fllinoisan 010175 LS N 739 Volume 82No 125lOe a Copy tMCHMT lo CirboncHli Prtsi Htrrln Journil MuiDhyjbere indtniKmi TUESDAY MAY 28 1974 to iff ji ij f f v I I f A1 i r I1 iPM 11 A f i in1 it I 11 LJ 15 h CarfaondaleHerrinMurphysbsro action suits curbed Stephanie and Tommy Rix left Deon Miller and June Ellen and Allan Rix all of Marion found a cool spot In Crab Orchard Lake Monday at the Carterville Beach John Lassetcr of Crab Orchard Re creations Areas the private concessionaire said use of the recreation areas during the weekend was moderate Cool temperatures and rain were the greatest factors affecting attendance The 300 campsites on the refuge however were full by 3 pm Friday Lasse tersaid Photo by Fred Lynch Legislators disagree over mess t n11 T Washington AP The Supreme Court ruled to day that plaintiffs in socaUed class action suits used in creasingly in recent years by environmental and consumer groups must individually notify at their own expense each member of the class on whose behalf they are suing The court agreed in sub stance with the findings of the U S Circuit Court in New York which specialists in class action suits have said would put almost insurmountable obstacles in their path Justice William 0 Douglas dissenting in part from the courts decision said the class action suit is one of the few legal remedies the small claim ant has against those who com mand the status quo I would strengthen his hand with the view of creating a sys tem of law that dispenses justice to the lowly as well as those1 liberally endowed with power and wealth Douglas wrote Justice Lewis F Powell Jr Speaking for the courtin the case said controversial federal court rules adopted in 1966 under which class action suits have proliferated clearly re quire individual notice to all class members whose names and addresses may be ascer tained by reasonable effort A class action suit is a device by which many persons whose claim for damages are too small Courfscrys all in plaintiff group musf be notified to justify a lawsuit may combine them for one big claim In the case on which the court ruled Morton Eisen owner of a New York shoe businesssued on behalf of himself and other persons who bought shares on the New York Stock Exchange in Jess than 100share lots He claimed that broker fees for such purchases were exces sive Eisen said his own overcharge was only but that the total overcharge to roughly six million oddlot purchasers was about billion A federal judge in New York out a system by which the oddlot buyers could be notified by a sampling meth od The circuit court struck this down saying the plaintiffs were obligated to contact as many members of the class as possible and to do so at their own ex pense The Supreme Court sent the Eisen case which has been in the courts eight years back to the lower court with instructions that it be dismissed The decision left the way open for Eisen to bring a similar suit later after making changes in the composition ofthe class Although the Supreme Court was unanimous in sending the matter back to the U S Dis trict Court in New York for new proceedings Justices Wil liam J Brennan and Thurgood Marshall joined Douglas in his partial dissent A class action serves not on ly the convenience of the parties but also prompt efficient judical administration Douglas wrote In other actions the court to day agreed to review a court decision allowing radio and television stations to broadcast the winning numbers in the New Jersey state lottery And it agreed to review the National Labor Relations Boards fight to keep secret certain records demanded by Sears Roebuck and Co The court will consider next term a U S Circuit court order requiring the NLEB to make public internal memoranda concerning the companys com plaint gainst Local 4 of the Retail Clerks Union Agreed to rule on whether libraries may give out photo copies of copyrighted works Let stand a farreaching Washington state public dis closure law in which supporters called the states attempt to avoid its own Watergates The law requires detailed financial reports from elected officials and lobbyists Its a mess theres no question about it state Sen Kenneth V Buzbee DCar bondale said today of the con fusion caused by the state of Illinois and the federal gov ernment celebrating Memorial Day on different dates Buzbee said he would sup port a move to bring the state celebration of the holiday in line with the federal govern ment since the federal gov ernment has indicated it will not go back to the traditional May 30 holiday The state legislature voted last year to celebrate Memor ial Day on May 30 after public pressure particularly from veterans groups against the federal decisionto move the holiday to a Monday Asked if he has received complaints about the s i t u a tion Buzbee said I sure have Im one of the biggest complainers Buzbee said he understands that state employes will have Thursday and Friday off I dont see why the tax payers should have to pay for a twoday holiday he said The confusion over the holiday has the effect of making this a twoday workweek he added Rep Ralph Dunn Rpu Quoin said he would abide by whatever decision the vet erans organizations make about the date of the holiday Its like being against mo therhood being against the veterans organizations Dunn said He said that the mat ter would be less confusing if the state would move into line with thefederal govern it wont kill us to keep the present system he added He said he would like to hearcominents from constitu ents before he reaches a def inite decision Rep Clyde Choate DAnna said the historic importance of the event outweighs the matter of convenience I was especially concerned when the US Congress de cided to commercialize Me morial Day by making it an other threeday holiday Illinois first of two Memorial days It was like a Saturday with school Chicago CAP Some commuter railroads treated the day like a Saturday while the public schools didnt Banks and stores took their pick on Monday It was Memorial Day 1974 in Illinois that is the first of two in the state this year For the last two years Illinois has gone along with federal law designating the last Monday in May as the official holiday But this year the General Assembly changed it back to May 30 in Illinois as legislators decided that the holiday is to remember the dead rather than for the living to enjoy a three day weekend Even so State Rep Harold A Katz DGlencoe already in Confusion marks area observance Story on page 3 troduced a bill to change it back again When we make a mistake we really make a beaut Katz said With parents at home and children at school many of the traditional Memorial Day out ings didnt occur Its just stupid You couldn t go anywhere unless you pulled the kids out of school And then theyll be home Thursday when is working com plained Janice Moody of subur ban Hoffman Estates For those persons who worked and depend on public trans portation it was even less of a holiday The Chicago North Western Railroad followed an abbrevi ated Saturday schedule none Monday The Chicago Transportation Authority was on a holiday schedule Thirty commuters waited 45 minutes at one North Side bus stop for a vehicle that never came The twoday dilemma puzzled some traditional celebrators If it helped Southern Illinois Gray says he would consider job as lobbyist By Karen Rothe Of The Southern HKnoisan A lobbyist position with a large national corporation is apparently one of the alterna tives Rep Kenneth J Gray DWest Frankfort is consider ing after he retires from Con gress later this year Gray said in an interview in West Frankfort Sunday he would consider such a position if it included an opportunity to further the industrial de velopment of Southern Illinois He has no commitments at this time he added Gray said there is a void in having representation in Washington of firms having an interest in Southern Illi nois He might be interested in a position that would allow him to help the region help the company and help myself at the same time He will continue to live in his MacLean Va home after he retires from office he said First Id like to do nothing for awhile Gray said His impending retirement after 20 years in Congress was partial ly prompted by a heart at tack last year After that he said it will be a question of working with Exxon or some other large corporation or going into a more philanthropic field One of his reasons for re maining in Washington after his retirement will be to moni tor the progress of major pro jects in the capital for which he sponsored legislation he said These include a new Li brary of Congress building a national visitors center a convention center and an air and space museum he said He also intends to work closely with his successor The office is being sought by Demo crat Paul Simon of Carbon dale and Republican Val Oshel of Harrisburg Ive got to make sure a freshman doesnt sit there and let the pond dry up he said The district must continue to get at least million a year just to keep current water resource projects going he added Once you get a program started you have to have enough momentum to follow through Five McLean County veterans organizations didnt decorate graves with flags because on Monday the flags would disrupt grass mowing Mount Prospect officials can celled the annual parade be cause the sponsors couldnt de cide what day would please everyone Walker asks healthcare commission Chicago CAP Gov Daniel Walker proposed today legislation to create a commission to regulate health care cost increases The proposed sevenmember commission would consider rate increases for the health care industry in a manner similar to the Illinois Commerce Commis sions regulation of public utilities the governor said More than 300 hospitals and 1050 nursing homes would be subject to the commissions jurisdiction he said Without such legislation Walker said thereis nothing but public opinion to prevent health care costs from rising Kissinger delays return to US Jerusalem CAP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger postponed his return to Washington again today and heeded back to Damascus in stead making a final effort to win a disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria Kissinger set out on the sur prise his 13th trip to the Syrian capital in 31 days after the Israeli government held a fivehour marathon session but failed to reach a decision on latest truce bargaining Choate said Their action I thought showed disregard for the true meaning of this im portant occasion I thinkthellffihoisGeneral Assembly was rigtit in retain ing May 30 as the proper day for MemorialDay I dont think we should be forced to comply with what I consider the poor judgment of the US Congress The Congress should reverse its action so that all Americans can jointly observe this historic andpat riotic occasion in the way it was meant to be observed Holiday traffic deaths down BattleAssociated Press The threeday Memorial Day weekend was the safest for mo torists in 14 years a spokesman for the National Safety Council said today The Associated Press counted 389 persons killed in traffic ac cidents on the nations roads during the 78hour period which began at 6 pm local time Fri day and ended at midnight Monday The figure is the lowest fora threeday Memorial Day period since 1960 when 367 persons were killed said the spokesman Ron Kuykendall The National Safety Council estimated before the holiday period that 450 to 550 persons might be killed in traffic acci dents estimate was lowered by 100 due to a pattern of re duced fatalities since the 55 mileanhour speed limit went into effect During the same period last year 486 persons died The highestMemorialDay death toll for a threeday period was 597 in 1969 Jaworski evidence Washington CAP Watergate Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski said today he has evidence that the White House instructed the Internal Revenue Service to audit or otherwise harass political enemies in cluding former Democratic Party Chairman Lawrence F OBrien Jaworski said in papers filed with U S District Court that a discussion of those matters was withheld by the White House from a tape recording turned over to the Watergate grand jury on a claim it was unre lated to Watergate mat ters The privilege claim on 15 minutes of a tape recording of Sept 151972 was upheld by U S District Judge John J Sirica last year The filing today asked Sirica to reconsider that decision Vice President Gerald R Ford says he hopes the House Ju dicary Committee wont expand its hearings on the impeachment of President Nixon declaring If they drag it out it could very well interfere with the necessary work of the Con gress Ford was asked in an interview about reports that committee members feel additional hear ings are needed to clarify am biguities in Watergate tapes and transcripts I certainly hope not he re plied Message fo Congress Nixon Inflation should subside Tonight warmer chance of showers or thunderstorms Wednesday chance of showers or thunderstorms high in low 80s INDEX Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Youth 1317 19 4 Washington AP President Nixon sent Congress today a special economic report predicting that the surge in in flation should subside to about seven per cent in the last quar ter of this year In the past three months the cost of living increase has been at an annual rate of 121 cent the highest level since 1951 The President followingup on a weekend radio address told Congress he sees signs of im provement in the economic outlook and added Although the recent events are not conclusive they tend to strengthen the expectation that In the remainder of this year output will be rising more rapidly prices will be rising much less rapidly and the un emDloyment rate while it will probably rise further will not reach a very high point before it recedes As the report to Congress was released Nixon convened a mid morning Cabinet meeting pre sumably to discuss the economy as well as other current issues Among the participants was Kenneth Rush designated by Nixon on Saturday as coordi nator of domestic and interna tional economic policy Nixons economic comments came in a preface to a special report prepared by his Council of Economic Advisers The ad visers made these major points By the fourth quarter of 1974 we should see a rate of inflation substantially below the recent 12 per cent rate We would suggest that the rate in the fourth quarter might be in the neighborhood of seven per cent The budget deficit for fiscal 1975 will be larger than originally estimated billion instead of billion but the deficit for 1974 should be smaller than forecast billion instead of billion Once the administrations policy of monetary restraint succeeds in subduing inflation interest rates will decline But the economic advisers did not predict by how much unemployment rate which was 5 per cent in April probably will rise to between 55 and 6 per cent in the months ahead Second half of 1974 should see an increase in production of between 2 percent and 4 per cent Even with a 7 per cent infla tion rate in the fourth quarter the annual rate probably would exceed the 8 to 9 per cent figure recently forecast Council Chairman Herbert Stein has been predicting a fourth quarter inflation rate of six per cent Nixon warned in the report that there is a special danger that the decline of the inflation rate will be small and soon re versed if we do not firmly resist temptations to new inflationary policy Irish Protestants score major victory Belfast AP Northern Irelands fledgling government of moderate Pro testants and Roman Catholics announced its resignation today It was a clear victory for Pro testant militants leading a two weekold general strike They had demanded the end of power sharing with Catholics and the scrapping of an agree ment for closer relations with the largely Catholic Irish republic to the south fearing it would lead ot reunification Garret1 Fitzgerald the foreign minister of the Irish republic said the collapse of the northern government was a tragedy and that there was no alterna tive for the present but a return to direct rule from Lon Craig a leading Pro testant politician who strongly backed the strike had said it would probably be called off if direct rule were reintroduced since that was a goal of the strikers Last week Roman Catholics threatened to quit the provincial government called the Execu tive if the British army was not called in Troops moved in Monday and the strikers in tensified their shutdown The strikers today began carrying out threats to paralize essential services in a showdown with the British troops sent in to break the strike Sources said the Executives leader Brian Faulkner and his followers in the Unionist party pressed today to initiate talks with the strikers But Merlyn Rees Britains administrator for Northern Ireland stood firm on the position of British Prime Minister Harold Wilsons gov ernment that there must be no talks with the strikers Faulkner then proposed there be talks through an inter mediary sources said but again Rees objected and Faulkner and the other Protestants quit ;