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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OPPICI CarbondaU 710 N Illinois Murphvsboro 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N Uth V M BOX 789 82No 28915c a Copy 4Stctl FRIPAY NOV Doctors say Nixon cant testify Condition of Mr Richard M torneys to his office before r API Nivon recovers at an non to the Dublicly releasing oie pnysi Washington AP The courtappointed panel of doctors that examined former President Nixon earlier this week told US District Judge John J Sirica today that Nixon is not presently able to travel to Washington to testify in the Watergate coverup trial The doctors also sadd that Nixon is not well enough to give a deposition but that we would estimate that he should be able to give a deposition in his home by Jan The report signed by Dr Charles A Hufnagel said that it is difficult to predict with accuracy when Nixon could travel to Washington without excessive risk The report added that if Nixon recovers at an an ticipated rate without further complications we would estimate that such a trip would be possible by Feb 16 1975 The trial now in its riinth week is expected to be con cluded by Christmas therefore making it certain that Nixon cannot testify He had been subpoenaed by John D Ehrlichman one of the five defendants The doctors said that if Nixons recovery continues that he might be able to testify at a courtroom near his home ait San Clemente Calif by Feb 2 The possibility remained that Sirica could order a delay in Panel tells Sirica he may be able to give deposition by Jan 6 the trial long enough to obtain the former Presidents testimony by deposition Hufnagels report did not discuss the medical reasons on which it was based but said that the panel could do so if required This would involve specific information regarding his con dition which we have been in structed is confidential the letter said adding I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss the reasons for the opinions The other members of the panel are Dr Biehard A Ross a cardiovascular specialist from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and Dr John A Spittell Jr of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota Hufnagel is a cardiovascular surgeon at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington The report headed Physical Condition of Mr Richard M Nixon called attention to the panels interview with Dr Eldon Hickman who inserted a clothes pinlike clip in Nixons left leg Oct 29 to prevent phlebitiscaused blood clots from moving mrough his body The report also said that the medical records Xrays and laboratory data on Nixon were studied and that the former President was given a physical examination at his home with his consent and coopera tion Sirica interrupted testimony by former White House staff chief H R Haldeman sent the jury to lunch and summoned prosecution and defense at torneys to his office publicly releasing the cians report In his testimony Haldeman denied knowing anything about any political intelligence plans which contemplated using il legal wiretapping or any other unlawful methods He said he had never met Watergate breakin defendants G Gordon Liddy E Howard Hunt or James W McCord Haldeman was the second coverup defendant to take the stand in his own defense Haldeman began testifying after former Atty Gen John N Mitchell completed his defense case with 20 minutes of cross examination by an attorney for one of the other defendants 1174 ty NEt Inc it was a wondorful Thanksgiving I got to talk to all of my relatives during halftimer SIU structure may be settled By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan After nearly a year of uncer tainty the question of how the Southern Illinois University sy stem will be governed finally may have been answered A committee report suggest ing increased authority for the SIU System Council but em phasizing the autonomy of the systems two campuses likely will be acted on by the SIU Board of Trustees next month Approval is virtually certain A special posed of three board members andfour members of a campus commitise that submitted a goverance report in met for two hours in Edwards ville Tuesday keeps sysfem council stresses autonomy ating document which central ized some power in the office of chief of board staff That provision which does not ap pear in the latest report chairmanship of the counsfl might at some point revert to the original system of alter nating between the two campus presidents The new report recommends that the System Council ra than fatf Of bOSTd January gave the chief p ower r presidents The new report is a revision of one submitted to the board last month by a special 20 member committee composed of representatives from the action on the report likely will be delayed If the report does come be fore the board next month apof the proval seems virtually certain which The most controversial element of the October the chief of staff from the campus presidents System Council and replacing him with the boards executive been deleted fromfte latest report The tide of chief of board staff a position now held by of Santa season arrives Santa Claus Is coming to soon to jolly man can them Illinois Many area If youve been naughty or will have Santai house nice Santa arrived at commending System maintained with its present UnhMnHy Mall Shopping Cen lives Jane Killingworflv right membership the chief of the ter In Carbondale today by Hel and Maggli Richmond Itff icopter with the aid of two Photo by Ed systems two campuses That r The mating produced a new report suggested increased au James M Brownof Carbon governace report unanimously tonomy for the two campuses dale is changed in the latest approved by the committee re in contrast to its January pre UfliCj JO report because nobody parti or general secretary would maintain a liaison role on behalf of the board and the System Council the two pre sidents are not barred from also filling such a liaison role Elliott said the chief of staffi of board staff increased power and some authority over the Dissatisfied miners protest new contract Charleston W Va CAP Miners dissatisfied with the tentative contract between the United Mine Workers and coal producers resumed their coalfield protests today Between 200 and 300 miners held a morning protest rally in a football field in Bellaire Ohio Later they marched through downtown Bellaire to UMW District 6 headquarters and demanded to see District President John G u z e k However he was attending a district board meeting in St Clairsville Ohio The headquarters building was closed for the day on in structions from Guzek after a staff employe telephoned him about the protesters visit The marching miners carried placards such as Miners Get Ripped Off Again and Dump Miller and Guzek a reference to union president Arnold Miller A leader of the protesters UMW Local 2262 President William Yost said If this contract comes to a vote they will pass it and well be sold recorded down the river Everything is taperecorded wrong with this contract Its worse than what we have At a Thanksgiving Day meeting in Bellaire Yost said the pay scale in the new con tract is too low and there is not labor settlement in this decade The local officials are then expected to sell the pact to their members The threeyear contract was enough vacation time He also approved by the unions 38 criticized Miller for failing to member bargaining council win increased medical and dental benefits Typhoon tidal wave take lives By the Associated Press A 12foot tidal wave swept across small islands in the center of Bangladeshs cyclone alley and first reports reaching Dacca today SIU board staff and the pre sidents of SIUs Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses The council created in1 March of 1973 concerns itself with matters of systemwide cern chief of board staff remain chairman of the coun cil but his title be changed to general secretary responsibility for relations between the system and external state and federal agencies be given to the coun jToTcamu board chairman entirely out leaving each and a nvmber of the commitpresident able to mterpet board ffickman Vande tee which produced tie latest policy tojtaselt veer Chair professor of econo mics at SIUC and cochairman workable midpoint between autonomy and centralization to emphasize that theployed carries staff rather Hickm an autonomy ana cenirauzauuu He waslmemberof the com ton aufeority tical of mittee which met Tuesday The new report will probably come before the trustees at their next meeting Dec 13 in Edwardsville However a special meeting to allow the two campus presi Thelatest suggested title gen eral secretary is used by the American Association of University Professors for its top Staff person and also by January report said it M pretty clear in the present document that the chiefs func tion is in relation to policy rather than administration Iti several Ivy League schoools pretty dear that in terms of running the campus agencies be given to toe coun to aUowthe two empires function Another protest rally is Tuesday night Critics say an earlier rejection the same day indicates the council was OTeffec now of board staff has that respon Carbondale and John S Ren dlemar of Edwardsville an opportunity to discuss the new report has been set tentatively mains chairman of the System Council a power he was given in January the new report ex Elliott said the report clear that The president have system responsibility but emphasizes that SIU is a tem of two separate umvecBi Anotner proceoi jauy heduled to be held when UMW pressured into the action i Trtav ftnO nflrtfflJnml local officers gather Saturday in Wheeling W Va to hear an explanation of the tentative agreement The Wheeling meeting is one of several set up to explain what Miller calls the fattest They the bargaining coun cil know what the rank and file are thinking said one local official adding that most miners feel the 10 per cent pay boost the first year is not enough Copies of proposal distributed in area rescue officials rushed aid to nearly 300000 persons whose homes were destroyed or damaged on the main island of Luzon Irma struck Luzon Thursday with winds reaching 115 miles per hour and initial reports estimated crop damage at million Today the storm weakened to 90 miles an hour Balance soviet leaaer jmj as it headed out to the South Brezhnevs trip to Washington unchanged commitments to the China Sea Ford will visit mainland China Washington AP President Ford plans to visit mainland China next year in a move to accelerate US rela tions with the mainland and to balance Soviet leader Leonid The communique today said that US and Chinese sides hold frank wideranging and mutually beneficial talks during Kissingers visit It ad ded They reaffirmed their policy toward Kissinger were told that at the start of his trip he had no in tention of arranging the puL presidential visit but that party claimed that the Chinese Sstances developed that did not press fte secretary state to loosen ties with Taipei common Taiwan US officials in Kissinger1 led to an invitation SNOW Centralia AP A spokesman for the United cial in Washington sadd in a telephoned news release mat MineWorkers today amounc30 stations in the country are ed 10 Illinois radio stations will broadcast a unionsupplied explanation of the new coal contract Phillip Sparks a UMW offi next June An announcement of the presidential visit giving no principles of the Shanghai communique Otherwise Kissingers visit Ford under pressure Cabinet staff shakeup expected tioris are in Peoria Taylor ville Carbondale Herrin Lit chfield Marion Canton and Du Quoin Broadcasts he said begin today and will continue through Monday when UMW members are to vote on the pact Kenneth Dawes president of the Illinois UMW district was in the field today distributing copies of the agreement ac cepted earlier this week in Washington Occasional snow or mixed snow and rain forecast tonight snow accumulating to 2 to 4 inches by Saturday Travel may be hazardous Low 25 to 30 Cloudy and colder with snow ending Saturday high INDEX Classified Religion Comiw TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports 2521 I 31 4 i presidential visit givms uu specific date or reason was produced no evident major ad iriven in a joint communique vance in improving relations issued today in Washington and although an agreement ap Pekine as Secretary of State peared to be near on com B pensation to Americans whose property was seized after the Chinese revolution I look forward to visiting the Peoples Republic of China sometime next year and to continuing the process of normalizing our relations Ford said in a written state ment Kissinger on his way home from Peking without seeing Chairman Mao Tsetung this 1 MlJ j Henry Kissingers completed a fiveday trip to China US officials traveling with Kissinger said they expected the trip would take place late in 1975 It was also understood that the Chinese took the in itiative in arranging the visit Ford will be following the footsteps of former President Richard Nixon whose 1972 visit marked the end of a quarter century of estrangement and produced the Shanghai com munique setting guidelines for developing normal relations MO between the two nations According to the Shanghai communique There is but one China and Taiwan is a part ot China AH week long Kissinger ex pected a call from Mao Tse tung that never came A senior official said the secretary of state did not discuss the subject with the Chinese and that no Chairman Mao ISCUUIB tip apparently made no ma the 4000man US force on the LV Ford COBS to The trip was discussed by cable with Washington Tuesday and Wednesday when it was finalized The Chinese were said to be basically satisfied with the pace of detente Fords visit would overcome a sense of isolation that would be heightened when Brezhnev visits Washington in June negative implications should when he and Ford probably will sign a new 10year treaty limiting offensive nuclear arms The communique made no reference to Taiwan the refuge of the ousted Nationalist government of Chiang Kai shek But US officials said there will be some reduction in jor breakthrough regarding Taiwan during his latest talks in the Chinese capital Newsmen traveling with island before Ford goes China Nixon and his Chinese hosts had been unable to agree on a drawn Although Mao is 81 and ia physical decline he haa received eight foreign dignitaries in the last two months several of lower rank than a US secretary of state Kissinger talked for than 10 hours with Premier Teng Hsiaoping and Foreign Minister Chiao Kuain hna Kissinger stopped in Tokyo olvernight c Washington StarNews Washington President Ford under great pressure from his allies in Congress and elsewhere to make major changes in his administration by driving out Nixon holdovers is now ex pected to order a major shakeup of his staff and Cabinet by March 1 according to White House sources Those sources said that Sen Peter Dominick DColo who was defeated on Nov 5 in his bid for reelection has been approached about becoming secretary of health education and welfare but he hasnt agreed to take the job The HEW change will be only ate at many the HOUM sources say The only real question is how extensive the shakeup of the Presidents staff will Be said one I expect that by March 1 there will be more new faces in the Cabinet than old ones the aide added The President has been reluctant to sweep holdovers from the Nixon administration out of the White House and the Cabinet sources said Possible changes in the Cabinet have been the subject of persistent rumors in Washington in recent weeks It is unclear whether Ford has made firm decisions as to whom he wants to retain and whom he wants to leave Ford indicates concern about recession c New York Times Washington PresidentFord in a shift of perspective with major policy implications now regards in flation and recession as equally important problems several of his ranking aides have in dicated This change of focus they said Thursday was signalled by the budget message the Presi dent sent to Congress Tuesday Until recently Ford had been insisting that federa spending be cut to billion or below in the current fiscal year But fa his message the President proposed budget cuts that would put totalspending at billion even if Congress made all the reductions asked for Roy L Ash director of the Office of Management and Budget said in an interview that the fact that the President did not insist on cutting the budget to billion reflected a new balance in the ad ministrations concern with in flation oo out band and recession on the other Until recently Ford had repeatedly proclaimed that in flation nations public enemy No 1 It was not until earlier this month in fact that the President would concede that the country was entering a recession Critics of the administration pointing out that economic ac tivity has been declining all year long have been saying for months that the nation was in a recession Now Ford u reportedly gtj ing recession equal weightwith inflation in thinking about policy formulation And some members of his administration are already talking about the need to take action to stimulate the economy in the near future The President and his aides remain adamantly against ac celerating me pace of govern ment spending to speed up economic activity and reduce unemployment However a number of economic policy makoi art starting to thialr seriously about the possibility of a tax cut in 1975 White House aides caution that a proposal for a taxcut has not yet been given formal consideration But they say that it is appealing to a wider circle of influential figures within the administration They also caution however that a presidential proposal for a tax cut to stimulate the economy is in large meesurja contingent on wiUingneW to make the budget euttrdRd proposed week Meanwhile administration officials are also conceding that the realities of the recession mean that federal spending would probably be higher than hoped for in fiscal year 1976 Until recently the President andhis aides had been talking about a spending target of billion for the fwcal year Iff terview that the forecast tibat budgetto wwdfl topfWirfillioo ;