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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OWIC1 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Hwrln IHNUtb Volume 82No a Copy them Illinoisan Urtoerbcndili fnt Htrrtn Mlhr Murptiyrter fucMUrtoerbcndili MONDAY NOVEMBER 4 W4 010175 II LIBRARY LS NEWSPAPERS BOX 789 LECATUR ILL 62525 Pioneer spirit revived Todd Tracy carefully loadi hii musket deliberates h i t target then takes careful aim attempts to reviv pionwr at the Pert Massac of 1776 celebration held Saturday and Sunday at Fort Massac State Park Metropolis in Massac County The 4yearold is the son of Neil and Rita Tracy of Me Leansboro Photos by Butch Nevious Administration backs off from offshore oil gas plans Washington AP The Ford administration has quietly started backing off from former President Richard M Nixons orders to lease 10 million offshore acres a year for oil and gas development starting in 1975 Last January Interior Secre tary Rogers CB Morton talked of leasing 10 million acres a year for a couple of years Last Friday in an exclusive Interview Morton said that goal spurred preparations for in creasing leasing but Im not aiming today at 10 million acres Im aiming to find out where the oil is and where it is not Deputy undersecretary Jared G Carter also declined in a re cent interview to stand by the 10million acre goal Their caution contrasts sharply with Nixons un mistakable command expressed in an energy message to Congress last Jan 23 Today I am directing the Secretary of the Interior to in crease the acreage leased on the Outer Continental Shelf to 10 million acres beginning in 1975 more than tripling what had originally been planned What happened between the bold determination of mid August and the sudden caution of midSeptember One thing that happened was the publication of a report by the National Petroleum Council an industrygovernment advis ory group That report said there would not be enough drilling rigs tubular steel or skilled man power to explore and develop five million acres a year let alone 10 v Picture on page Losses from dollars devaluation Cuban resolution wants US to pay million to UN Coal talks still deadlocked New York Times New Service And Associated Press Washington AP Contract talks remained deadlocked today despite efforts by federal mediators to get the negotiations going again as time ran short for averting a na tionwide coal strike Nothing is planned and there is no way we can resolve our differences as long as the operators refuse to discuss the oritcial issues said a spokseman for President Arnold Miller of the United Mine Workers Chief federal mediator W J Usery Jr spent the morning trying to arrange a new meeting and an industry spokesman said it is possible the two sides could get together later in the day However nothing definite was planned Miller broke off the talks Sunday night charging that the mine owners had refused to negotiate the key economic demands He said only a slim chance remained of preventing a strike when the current con tract expires at am EST Nov 12 The onus is on the operators the union chief said The next 24 to 48 hours are raither critical The faltering negotiations in creased speculation here that both sides are now resigned to a walkout next weekend or may even feel that they need a strike Mediators fail to get negotiations going again to achieve a settlement The sporadic bargaining talks were in contrast to the advance of the strike deadline of ficially at midnight Monday Nov 11 but effectively next Saturday morning Miners coming off their Friday shifts the last midnight shift ends at 8 am Saturday are widely ex pected to stay out by refusing to work on Monday the last day of the unions expiring threeyear contract Since union officials have estimated that it would take 10 days to execute the cumber some rankandfile ratification procedure now required for any tentative contract agreed on by the UMW at the bargaining table the effective settlement lead time expired Saturday for the nominal Nov 11 strike date and last Thursday for the ex pected strike start next Satur day Usery stepped into the talks Sunday night after Miller led his bargaining team out of the negotiations saying there was no point in continuing until the coal producers responded to the unions latest economic pro posals A spokesman for the Bituminous Coal Operators Association said the mine owners had wanted to first resolve the remaining noneconomic issues We made a great deal of progress and in a short time in a day or so we could reach an agreement said Guy Farmer the spokesman and chief industry negotiator In an apparent move to in crease pressure for a settle ment the UMWs 38member bargaining council approved Millers recommendation to return to the coal fields rather than wait in Washington in hopes that the talks would resume and result in a tentative agreement Time is already running short and this means at least an extra day before they can return here Miller was more optimistic in his outlook for preventing a walkout than UMW Secretary Treasurer Harry Patrick who accused the coal producers of utter contempt in dealing with the miners economic demands Patrick said there is no way to prevent a coal strike Federal energy experts say a long shutdown of the mines would have a more devastating effect on the economy than last winters Arab oil embargo layoffs could be ex pected in the steel automobile chemical and railroad in dustries all heavily dependent on coal The negotiators met twice Sunday with the first session devoted mostly to working out new grievance procedures in cluding ways to settle disputes resulting from the wildcat strikes The second session broke up only after a few minutes when the union bargainers learned that the industry had not plann ed to respond to its economic proposals dealing with wages costofliving increases sick pay and pensions Union sources speculated that the mine owners were unable to agree among themselves on a compromise offer Miller said the union and in dustry was only five or six percentage points of being together on the economic package Were not very far apart he said Rain cant halt zerohour efforts By Karen Rothe Of The Southern Illinoisan It was raining on their pa rade as the song goes but Southern Illinois politic ans kept marching anyway as the 1974 election campaign went into its final day Democratic politicians were still predicting that it would be a good year for their party but obviously few were tak tag anything for granted Democratic congressional candidate Paul Simon of Car bondale was making a last minute round of radio sta tions then planned to journey to Paducah to tape a tele vision show for tonight His opponent Republican Val Oshel of Harrisburg was making a sweep through the southern part of the district with stops planned in Cairo Mound City Golconda Eliza bethtown and Rosiclare Gov Daniel Walker planned to fly into the Southern Illi nois Airport near Carbondale at 2 pm for an appearance with Democratic legislative candidates though at least one state Sen Kenneth V Buzbee of Carbondale wasnt sure if he could get to the lastminute press conference according to a Buzbee cam paign aide Buzbee apparently undaunt ed by the rain was going to be street campaigning Rep Norbert Springer the Chester Republican who is opposing Buzbee for the Sen ate seat was spending part of his last day in Carbondale with a final rally in Dubois tonight Rep Clyde Choate DAnna considered a sure winner of one of the 59th district House seats was visiting personal friends people that had been with him since his first cam paign 28 years ago Choates main concern was getting peo ple out to vote He said that Democrats have the best chance in years to control both the Senate and House an election result that could make Choate the first Speaker of the House from Southern Southern Illinois politicians busy making appearances on final day before election Illinois since Paul Powell Another incumbent repre sentative Republican Ralph Dunn of Du Quoin has been spending time on the tele phone calling precinct com mitteemen and volunteers Dunn is worried because he has heard too often in the last few days that he is con sidered a sure bet for reelec tion and some have been urging Republicans to single shot the other Republican in the race Gale Williams of Murphysboro since Dunn sup posedly doesnt need the help Dunn said he hates to hear people say Youve done a good job so we dont have to bother to vote for you Democratic central commit teeman James Holloway D Sparta said he feels we will elect two Democratic candi dates to the House from each of the four districts in South ern Illinois However he said the race could be a real fooler The electorate has been very quiet during this cam paign and when people are slow to voice their feelings during a campaign the re sults arent certain until the ballots are counted he said But Holloway said he feels that aside from considerations of a general Democratic trend the party has strong candi dates in all the races He said he thinks Simon will win the congressional race Simon who has concentrat ed on individual contacts through this campaign he traveled to every town in the district ending with the town of America in Alexander County on Columbus has just completed a final tour of each county in the district He also concentrated on di rectmail contact spending with the Postal Service recently to send individually signed letters to voters throughout the district Despite this Simon effort Republican Central commit teeman Joseph Hale of Harris burg predicted today that we might see some surprises in this OshelSimon race I think Oshel is goinyg to run a lot stronger than a lot of people think Oshels campaign has been hampered by lack of money but the Republican has work ed extremely hard Hale said In general Hale said the turnout at the polls will prob ably be light Democrats seem to be more enthusiastic but recent reports on Republican apathy may spur some GOP voters to get out he said In the 59th district Choate and Democratic Rep Richard Hart DBenton should be hard to beat he said but he said he believes Republi cans have good chances in other races Tuesdays election in Southern Illinois Area issues and candidates Southern Illinois voters will be voting on several spe cial ballots Tuesday Jackson and Union county voters will be considering plans to consolidate road sys tems into unit districts Union County will vote on a referendum on a tax of 25 cents per assessed valuation to be used to sup port a regional ambulance service Franklin County voters will consider a proposal to consoli date townships The polls will be open from 6 am to 6 pm Here are candidates in the district and county races in this area Congressman 24th District Paul Simon D Val Oshel R 58th District state senator Kenneth Von Buzbee D Nor COLDER bert Doc Springer R 58th District representative Vincent A Birchler D Bruce Richmond D Ralph Dunn R Gale Williams R 59th District representative L Choate D Richard 0 Hart D Robert C Win chestewr R John D Cum mins R Franklin County Sheriff James Pritchard R Ralph J Williams D Clerk Robert Hiller D Walter Reed R Treasurer Carence Hogan R Danny Jones D Superin tendent of educational service region Elvis Nolen D County board Albert Chiaventone D H L Leeper R Leroy Spot anski D G L Wynn D John Buntin D Jackson County Sheriff John Hoffman R Don White D Clerk Stanley C Fraser R Robert B Harrell D Treasurer Raymond Dilling er D Earl B Summers R Superintendent of educational service region Monroe Dem ing D Resident judge Richard E Richman D C Robert Hall R Coroner Don F Ragsdale R Louis R Rus ellD Perry County Sheriff Ed die Rainwater D Marian Greer R Clerk Winton L Bigham D Muriel Matlavish R Treasurer William C Heis ner D Steve Lueker R Sup erintendent of educational ser vice region Art McCormick R Annamae Todd D County board Ray F Lambert R Victor Provart D Randolph County Sheriff Ralph Bellinger R Ardell Currat D Clerk Charles Ber nasek D Oscar Mennerich R Treasurer Frank Maybell D Thurlow D Webb R Sup erintendent of educational ser vice region Jack Asbury R Waldo McDonald D County Ruth E Gilster D Clarence Wallace R Union County Sheriff Glen Rosson D Larry Tripp R Clerk Fred Blaylock D Mary Helen Benefiel R Treasurer Mickey Kelley D Superintendent of educational service region Herbert Kobl er R George Otrich D County board Carl W Boyd D Margaret Stone R Williamson County Sher iff Larry Farner R Russell Oxford D Clerk Barney Bor en R Charles E Harris D Treasurer Allen Cobb D Ar vel Phillips R Superinten dent of educational service region Leslie McCollum D Guy Peterson R Resident judge Snyder Howell D Ken neth Powless R County board Gene Simmons R Jo M Wal ker D United Nations AP Cuba and the Soviet Bloc want the United States to paythe United Nations more than million for losses caused by in flation and devaluation of the dollars The General Assembly is debating a report showing that Inflation wffl add million to Jhe world organizations costs this year and currency fluctua tions will add another million This is about onetenth of the UN budget Cuba has introduced a resolu tion that says losses ex perienced by organizations in the UN system due to infla tion and currency changes shall be borne by the developed countries in which these organizations have their head quarters Another Cuban resolution calls for the transfer of UN funds from American banks to currencies that are not in crisis Cuba and its allies argued that the capitalist countries are solely to blame for inflation and currency changes Nixon taken oil critical list Long Beach Calif AP Former President Richard M Nixon is off the critical list after complications from phlebitis surgery but medical officials say there is no word on when he may leave the hospital Nixon had been in critical condition for six days after ex periencing shock following an operation to partially dose a vein in his left groin area The surgery was designed to keep blood clots from moving to his lungs or heart Showers and thunderstorms tonight cooler low in the low er or middle 40s Tuesday mostly cloudy and cooler high in the lower or middle 50s Partly cloudy and mild Wed nesday through Friday lows in the 40s daytime highs in the 60s Oklahoma flood tapers snow hits Midwest INDEX Classified Comlei TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Farm Sports WaaHwr map 1720 23 45 7 6 2021 1314 21 By the Associated Press Floodstricken Oklahomans got a break from the weatherman today as residents in eastern Colorado shoveled an unofficial 20 inches of snow Torrentialrains which caused at least two deaths and thousands of persons to leave their homes because of flooding tapered off mis morning in Oklahoma Forecasters said the rain would end this afternoon and an earlier prediction for snow was canceled However rivers continued to rise and there are predictions of a hard tonight Travelers were advised of hazardous conditions in the Colorado mountains northeast New Mexico and the Texas Yanhandle The threat of more heavy snow in Colorado and Kansas had decreased but not until four inches of snow fell on Denver and Goodland Kan Seibert Colo reported eight inches and north of Seibert an unofficial 18 to 20 inches were measured flooding damage in Oklahoma during the weekend was estimated at million by civil defense officials and flash flood watches stayed in effect for central and northern portions of the state and in northwest Arkansas A flood warning was issued for southwest Missouri Tornadoes touched down at McAlester in southeast Oklahoma and southwest of Bartlesville in the north central part of the state No injuries were reported although damage was extensive Two traffic deaths were blamed on torrential rains that dumped as much as 85 inches of rain on some sections of Oklahoma since Friday ;