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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 10, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICI Carbondalt 710 N Illinois Murphysbere 1113 Walnut Herrin 212 N Uth Dlinoisan Velumt a Copy Sect rnt Prtn Mirrln Jeunul Murphirrtore THURSDAY OCT 10 1974 SIU may downgrade board chief mot witti HIP hnard By Henry de Fiebre Of The Southern Illinoisan Edwardsville The Southern Illinois U n i versity Board of Trustees meeting here today received a report suggesting that the post of chief of staff be strip ped of most of its powers and also announced it has not yet reached agreement on a new president for SIUCarbon dale The board and the commit tee submitting the governance report will meet next month to discuss the document The committee which met throughout the summer and unanimously adopted the re port last month was compos ed of 10 representatives from the Carbondale campus and 10 representatives from the Edwardsville campus The report recommends that Wh No agreement yef on SfUC president the board chiefs title be changed to director of the board staff and his duties be mostly clerical according to informed sources Under the changes recom mended by the report Ihe two campus presidents would assume powers held by board chief James M Brown since last January when he was given certain control over the presidents If the report is implement ed the two campuses would be associated only through the SIU board of trustees The board met in executive session for four hours Wednes day night Today board chair man Ivan A Elliott Jr of Carmi in his first comment on the session announced that the board determined it needs further information Until that information is se cured he said there will be no mrther announcements on the executive session The board met until mid night in a conference room in the office suite of SIUE president John Rendleman The announced purpose of the meeting was solely to con sider SIUC presidential se lection Rendleman met behind clos ed doors with the board for about 15 minutes at toe be ginning of the meeting When James M Brown he left T Richard Mager vice president for d e v e 1 o p ment and services and the only SIUC executive at the meeting was called in and also met with the board for about 15 minutes Elliott declined to say what the board discussed with the two men When Mager left the con ference room locateddeep in side Rendlemans office suite a Southern Illinoisan reporter was spotted outside the con ference room door Brown the chief of board staff then left the meeting and escorted the reporter into the hall outside Rendlemans office suite Brown complained that some newspapers have harassed the board because of its decision to discuss pre sidential selection in executive session The printed notice announc ing the closed meeting was taped tothe conference room door There was no notice on the door facing the hallway Washington Wholesale prices rose only one tenth of a per cent last month as falling farm prices offset in creases in the cost of industrial goods the government reported today The modest September price rise followed near record in creases in July and August The September increase was the smallest price advance since wholesale prices declined a enth of a per cent last Octo ber Consumers still face sharp retail price hikes in the coming months from the big wholesale price boosts during the summer months Also the drop in farm prices last month is likely to be only temporary with adverse weather expected to drive prices higher once again Earlier this week the White House predicted that food prices would continue to increase at an annual rate of 10 per cent or more over the next 18 months The September increase ad justed to discount seasonal in fluences works out to an annual rate of 12 per cent a sharp contrast to the 468 per cent an nual rate in August In absolute terms without seasonal adjustment wholesale prices actually declined 8 per cent fromAugust to Septem ber Wholesale prices remained 197 per cent higher than a year ago with the governments Wholesale Price Index at 1672 Translated into dollars that meant it cost to buy the same volume of wholesale goods that purchased in 1957 The Labor Department re ported that farm products pro cessed foods and feeds fell a seasonally adjusted 19 per cent in September following in creases of 64 and 76 per cent in Joan Kennedy charged with DWI FairfaxVa AP Joan Kennedy the wife ofSen Edward M Kennedy DMass has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after her convertible crashed into the back of an auto stopped for a traffic light Fairfax County police said the charge on conviction carries maximum penalties of a year in jail and a fine and sus pension of drivers license for six months Police said how ever that such penalties are reservedfor very grave cases that usually involve injuries or fleeing the scene of the accident circumstances that dont exist in Mrs Kennedys case Police said Mrs Kennedy was administered a breathalyzer test but they would not disclose the results The charge of driv July and August respec tively The decline in agricultural prices more than offset the ef fects of a 1 per cent rise in in dustrial prices last month the government said Over the past three months overall wholesale prices have risen at an adjusted annual rate of 352 per cent compared to a second quarter rate of 122 per cent and a 245 per cent rate of increase in the first quarter ing under the influence is the only charge allowable in the state of Virginia if alcohol or drugs are found above a certain level Mrs Kennedy was alone in her can driving southbound on Route 123 at about pm CDT Wednesday when her auto struck another southbound ve hicle at an intersection The other vehicle driven by Edward F McGrath 49 of nearby Vi enna Va was pushed into the car ahead driven by Mrs Carol A Finder 25 also of Vien na McGrath a civilian employe in the Pentagons telecommu nications center said he de tected no sign that Mrs Ken nedy had been drinking If she had been drinking it didnt appear to be in any great degree McGrath said Trick or freaf A stuffed dummy of straw and Halloween mask guards tha pumpkins at a vegetable stand near Grecntown Ind like a scarecrow In a gar den There vcre no crows in the area so it must have been doing the job A number of passersby did a double take and children reported early trick or treat dreams AP WirephokJ Michigan bankers wife children Hostages freed after robbery Joan Kanntdy AP Wirephoto It will be considered but Washington AP Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield DMont said today that Congress will give Presi dent Fords antiinflation pro gram every consideration but much more needs to be consid ered The economic summit is be hincKis Mansfield said The Presidents recommendations are before us I regret to say notwithstanding that the twin crises for the nation remain and loom at least as large as ever By twin crises Mansfield said ht was referring to an un relenting and intolerable rate of inflation and deepening reces sion He told a conference of Democratic senators that re quired action encompasses more than 10point programs which begin with the imposition cf greater tax burdens on fami lies with annual income of A number of Republican can didates in next months elections have disassociated themselves from the antiinflation surtax that President Ford contends would cost taxpayers only a few cents a day Criticism from GOP Senate and gubernatorial candidates came as the senior Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee Rep Herman T 6chneebeli RPa said he be lieves the fate of Fords 5 per cent surtax proposal rests on the American public and what they tell us when we go home Ford who has conceded that many thought the tax proposal politically unwise just four weeks before the Nov 5 elec tions tried a new approach in defending it Wednesday at his outdoor news conference in the White House Rose Garden A family of four with gross income would pay or 12 cents a day while a family with income would pay only or less than one penny per day Ford said And he said that only 28 per cent of the nations taxpayers would pay any additional tax He said enactment of thesurtax and the rest of his antiinflation package could produce a meaingful reduction in the rate of inflation by early 1975 Ford went to Philadelphia to boost Republican candidates Wednesday night He told a fundraising dinner the surtax is fair and equitable The American people want to step up and do whats right Politicians ought to do the same thing Ford said But just before the President arrived the Republican gu bernatorial candidate in Penn sylvania Drew Lewis told re porters he opposed the surtax suggested closing tax loop holes instead And Republican Sen Richard S Schweiker of Pennsylvania also up for reelection de nounced the surtax It is a travesty to assume the middle income taxpayer who pays the brunt of our taxes to day and has to fight the major part of the battle against infla tion will be able to handle a 5 per cent surcharge Schweiker said Elsewhere Rep Trent Lott a Republican expected to easily gain reelection in Mississippi had serious doubts about the proposal Ypsilanti Mich AP An Ypsilanti bank managers wife and two children were freed unharmed today after the manager was forced to rob his own bank to ransom them the FBI reported Mrs Richard Green and her children Erick 7 and Anette 9 were released at a hotel about 15 miles west of Ypsilanti about am after being held hos tage all night by four men Mrs Green called her hus band at the bank after being released and was picked up by police Police and FBI agents were secluded with the entire family at the bank where they were being questioned A search was under way for the men who kidnaped them The release came more than two hours after Green took what was described as several thousand dollars from the Ypsilanti Township branch of the Ypsilanti Savings Bank and left it at a secluded rural drop point The FBI said four men sur prised the family Wednesday night in their Grass Lake home about 40 miles from Ypsilanti They were tied up all night Green said This morning Green was released and told to go to thebankand get all the money he could from the first teller that reported for work Bank officials said Green had then took the money to the drop point returned and called bank president Clarence Utley Utley called police Franklin County probe on deputies requested The Franklin County states attorney Loren Lewis and sheriff Barney Browning in a joint news release today announced they are requesting a full investigation into al leged Improper conduct of some deputies and the in vestigator for the states at torneys office The state police have en tered the case and are in the process of conducting the investigation the two said Persons allegedly involved in the allegation have been suspended from their duties pending completion of the in vestigation when possible criminal charges may result Details of the allegations can not be released at this time the release said Lottery winners Rock Island AP Weekly lotto numbers drawn today in the Illinois State Lot tery are 28 37 03 19 07 Bonanza and millionaire qual ifying numbers drawn today are 810 412 154 Two Chi cago men were top bonanza winners today They are Rob inson R Brame who won the prize and James B Goodwin who won Index 2123 Fair warmer tonight low in het upper 40s Friday fair warmer high in the upper 70s and low 80s Partly cloudy with possible showers Satur day then fair Sunday and Monday cool highs in the 50s and daily lows in the 30s Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword 27 Editorials 4 Family living Records 2425 Sports 1517 WMthtr details map 25 Car stopped woman flees Manager places Mills at club before incident Rep Wilbur AP Wirephoto 0 Washington AP Rep Wilbur D Mills spent at least part of the evening drink ing dining and dancing with friends hours before he was in volved in a bizarre incident in which one of his women compa nions was rescued from drown ing by police The manager of a Washington night club where the Arkansas Democrat has been a frequent patron said Mills three women and another man were in the establishment for about three hours Sautrday night During that time they had dinner and drinks which cost about in all and then left according to George Bertran 47 manager of the Junkanoo res taurant on fashionable Connec ticut Avenue None of the group appeared intoxicated when they left about pm he said The whereabouts of the influ ential 65yearold congressman chairman of the taxwriting Ways and Means committee remained a mystery between that hour and the 2 am incident at the Tidal Basin near the Jef ferson Memorial Mills himself remained in se clusion today as the U S Park Police disputed a claim Mills made through aides that he was not present at the incident and knew nothing about it Mills is currently involved in a reelection campaign and facing his stiffest challenge in years from a woman Republican can didate As recounted by police the Tidal Basin incident occurred when two officers stopped a 1973 Lincoln Continental that was traveling at an unrea sonable speed with lights out at 2 am Monday Five people spilled out The car was reg istered to Mills police said They said one of the men identified himself to the officers as Mills and the police report described this man as intoxi cated His face was scratched and bleeding they said While police questioned the group a woman identified as Anabella Battistella crying and shouting in mixed Spanish and English ran to a bridge and leaped into the water She was rescued by an officer who dove in after her The Washington Post quoted hospital sources as saying Mrs Battistella 38 had two black eyes and had identified herself tn officials there as a strip per ;