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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 18, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION omei 710 N Illlnota Murphyibera 111 Walnot Herrtn 312 N UA Velume 2441 Se a Copy Sou 7 BiWy Joannl Murphyrtore FRIDAY OCTOBER 18 Somit rejects SI UC offer Brandt No 1 By Henry de Fibre Of The Southern Ulinoisan Warren W Brandt of Rich inond Va today moved up to become the No l choice of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees as the next president of SIU at Carbondale Brandt became the boards lop choice after another candi date Albert Somit of Buffalo NY twice rejected SIU offers of the job in disagreement over a salary issue Ivan A Elliott Jr of Carmi SIU board chairman spelled out the unusual chain of events in an hourlong press conference this morning Although he declined to say exactly when Elliott said he would soon fly to Richmond to negotiate job conditions with Brandt If the negotiations are successful he said Brandt will be offered the job The decision to negotiate with Brandt was made after Somit declined offers by the board ito take the job Somit rejected an offer Thursday afternoon and then again turned down a com promise offer at am to day Elliott said Somit 54 decided to remain as executive vice president of Btate University of New York lit Buffalo after he and the BIU board failed to agree on a technical contingency salary Issue according to Elliott Brandt 51 resigned the pre Jidency of Virginia Common health University in Richmond Mfective Oct 1 He has remain fed in Richmond as a paid Consultant to the schools gover toing board Calling both Somit anl Brand superior candidates Elliott revealed today that the board had identified the two men as frontrunners for the presidency shortly after four candidates were interviewed in Chicago a month ago He said all board members had agreed they could support either Somit or Brandt for the presidency This mornings news confer ence was originally scheduled lor Thursday to announce Somit as SIUCs new president A news release prepared by the board staff Thursday announc ing Somit as the next president was mailed out before he de cided to remain in Buffalo The release was received by area Warren Brandt news media this morning Elliott said Sorait agreedWed nesday to accept the boards presidential offer However he said a misunderstanding over one condition was discovered Thursday afternoon The misunderstanding Elliott said concerned a technical salary detail called by Elliott a shadow salary Under the terms of a shadow salary an administrator is granted aca demic tenure and guaranteed a set salary based on a per centage of his administrative salary if he decides to return to teaching full time Although the board initially resisted granting Somit a sha dow salary Elliott said It even tuaDy decided to make an offer Including the clause That offer would have given Somit a sha dow salary of not less than 80 per cenf of his a year presidential salary on a ninemonth basis If he returned to fulltime teaching Elliott said he received a call from Somit late Thursday in which Somit told him I think we have a basic disagreement Somit said he had understood the boards offer to be a shadow salary of 90 per cent of his annual presidential salary but for only nine months service Elliott said Soroit said that was the shadow salary ar rangement he had at Buffalo according to Elliott Elliott said that if the board had met Somits condition he would have been paid nearly more a month to teach than to be president He said he told Somit Im sorry Thats not what I understand SUNNY Index Partly cloudy and cool to Bflghtlow in the upper 30s and lower 40s Saturday partly sunny and cool high in the mid or upper 50s Cloudy and cooler Sunday Classified Religion Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family Living Records Sports Weather details map 13K 5 4 6 17 1112 17 or what the board Elliott said that The board felt he would be receiving more salary if he was unsuccessful as president than if he was a success at Hesaid the misunderstanding developed be cause of differences between the New York university system and the SIU system Elliott said that the board in an conference call ed Thursday night decided to make a lastditch compromise offer to Somit to avoid damage to the university and to Somit He said he telephoned Somit late Thursday night with the compromise offer and Somit said he needed a night to con sider it Today at am Somit told Elliott he would not accept the offer because the shadow salary was still less than the one he was assured of in New York Elliott said today Al Somit is a great individual and Im sorry it didnt work out But he said In the face of the money troubles of the last few years it would be difficult to justify a shadow salary that would be a monthly increase Elliott noted that former SIU President Delyte W Morris never was granted tenure by the board He said SIUEd wardsville President John S Rendleman and chief of board staff James M Brown both have tenure but they were earn ed in academic departments be fore they took administrative posts The last SIUC permanenF president David R Derge who resigned March14 is now a fulltime professor of govern ment at SIUC Under a shadow salary arrangement he was granted a monthly salary for nine months when he step ped down He had made per month on a 12month ap pointment as president Elliott said he telephoned Brandt this morning He said he told Brandt that if he was still interested in the presi dency he would like to meet with him and explain in detail the Somit negotiations Brandt indicated he Is still Interested in the job and agreed to the meeting Elliott said Elliott said he would offer Brandt to accept the presidency but said it was not clear what arrangement might be worked out on shadow salary He said he expected Brandt to begin work at SIUC be fore the beginning of the next semester in midJanuary if negotiations are successful Somit said today I was honored to be offered the presidency of Southern Il linois University at Carbondale I regret that because of a most unfortunate misunderstanding it proved Impossible to reach a satisfactory agreement on the terms of the appointment Happiness If s a pile of crisp Pall is a wastehigh pile of crackling leaves for these 2 yearold Carbondale residents They are Mark Parrish son of Kent and Sally Parrish and Aileen Crowe daughter of Joel and Virginia Crowe They were spied outside babysitter Mary Wootens home on US 51 Carbondale Photo by Tom Porter Murphysboro woman slain By Tony Stevens Of The Southern Ulinoisan An 18yearold Murphysboro woman was found slain in her apartment at 723 North St in Murphysboro today Jackson County authorities arrested Lloyd Allen Shingle ton 28 of Rt 1 Makanda late this morning in connec tion with the murder No char ges have been filed The dead woman has been identified as Cindy Ellet Bond Murphysboro Police Chief Toby Berger said the dead woman has also been identi fied as Cindy Vaughn and Cindy Barnes Murphysboro police and Jackson County authorities found the body about am Police said two young child ren a boy and a sixmonthold girl were found in the apartment Police said the older child was lying on his mothers body and police at first fear ed the baby was also dead The children were not harm ed and were turned over to the Illinois department of Chil dren and Family Services Police said it is not yet known what caused the young womans death pending au topsy Police said flie woman Lloyd A Shinglelon had a bruise on the jaw Police found no evidence of gunshot or knife wounds Police said a phone call about the body was received by the sheriffs office shortly after 10 am today The caller identified herself only as a relative of Shingle ton and said Shingleton had stopped in De Soto earlier this morning and said he had killed a girl Police said they have not determined how longthe wo man bad been dead Ford signs housing measure Washington AP President Ford signed into law today a bill he said will provide a shot in the arm to the crippled housing industry The brief signing ceremony thus moved into place the first component in the economic program Ford propsed last week The bill authorizes billion in federal money to help home buyers obtain loans at below market rates Ford had said earlier he intends to use billion of that as soon as possi ble That would be enough for 100000 home mortgages The housing industry Is cur rently at the bottom of a slump in activity which began in Oc tober 1972 when the industry was starting the annual equiva lent of 251 million new housing units In the latest report Thursday that figure stood at 120 million We cannot tolerate a building program at the present rate for home building President Ford said in signing the bill He warned mat the industry needs more help than provided in toe bill but nevertheless it will provide a shot in the arm for the housing industry Accord reached Soviets may send 60000 emigrants Tope reveals Nixon knew facts earlier that ripan said raisins this monev Washington AP Sen Henry M Jackson D Wash announced today at the White House what he describpd as a historic step aimed at ensuring free emigation from the Soviet Union of at least 60000 persons a year The accord involving Con gress the Ford administration and the Soviet Union also opens the way for congressional pas sage of major trade legislation and ends a twoyear fight by Jackson and others to liberalize Soviet emigration policies Following a halfhour meeting with Ford and Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger Jack son was given the use of a White House podium to unveil a sixpoing agreementoutiined in an exchange of correspond ence between him and Kissing er The White House made no announcement of its own and all press released distributed there on the matter were from Jacksons office In essence Jackson and other proponents of freer Soviet emi gation agreed to an 18month trial period during which the new Soviet policies will be im plemented and in return Con gress will authorize the granting of tariff concessions and credits to the Soviets In a letter to Jackson Kissin ger wrote I should like on behalf of the administration to inform you that we have been assured that the following cri teria and practices will hence forth govern emigration from the USSR Kissinger listed six points Jackson Sen Jacob K Javits RN Y and Sen Abraham Ribicoff DConn have been working to formulate final leg islative language for the com promise accord seeking to spell out an acceptable level of Soviet Jewish emigration and provide assurances that the Soviets will cease harrassing persons seek ing to leave Jackson a critic of the ad ministrations detente policy had sponsored an amendment to bar granting mostfanroredna tion tariff treatment as well as ExportImport Bank credits to any country which does not permit free emigration of its ci tizens However both President Ford and former President Richard M Nixon said they would veto the trade bill if the Jackson amendment remained attached to the legislation The House passed the trade bill last year including a simi lar amendment sponsored by Rep Charles Vanik DOfaio The measure has been bottled up ia the Senate Finance Committee since then Along with granting mostfa vorednation tariff treatment to the Soviet Union and other Communist countries the bill would give the President board authority to renegotiate tariff agreements It also includes provisions to aid U S industries hurt by foreign competition Washington AP A tape recording played at the Watergate coverup trial today disclosed that former President Richard M Nixon discussed the vulnerability of some of his top to criminal charges on March 17 1973 days be fore he claimed to have his first detailed knowledge about Watergate It was the first time that por tion of the tape or a transcript of It has ever been made pub lic In the conversation Nixon was told by John W Dean III that he had attended meetings where political espionage including burglary and wiretapping was discussed but that he thought the plans had been turned The jury men heard Dean saying The next thing I heard wasthe breakin on June 7Nixon asked You heard tussaon of that but you didnt any discussion of bugging did you in that your meetings Or did you Later the President is heard to say Where this thing leads I mean in terms of the vulnera bilities and so forth Its your view the vulnerabilities are basically Mitchell Colson Halderoan indirectly possibly directly The jurors listening on head phones to their third White House tape in two days and following the taped conversation with a transcript heard Dean tell Nixon that he to was vul nerable to a degree I know I know but you were in it after the deed was done Dean Thats correct that I have no foreknowledge Nixon All the others that have participated in the Goddamned tiling and therefore are potentially subject to crimi nal liability Youre not Thats the difference Dean also testified today that John D Ebrikfamta Mid he Discussed aides vulnerability with Dean March 171973 would talk to Nixoo about de mands by some of the Water gate burglars for assurances of help from the White House Dean testifying at the Water gate coverup trial of Ehrlieh man and four other men said the demand was communicated to special counsel Charles W Colson from E Howard Hunt one of the principals in the Watergate burglary On Jan 3 1973 Dean said Colson reported that he had met with Hunts attorney William 0 Bittman who said Hunt was most distraught washed out his ulcers were bothering him his mental attitude was bad and he wanted to plead guilty tin less assurances were coming from fte White House Ehrlichman said Colson should not get into any specific executive clemency or grants of clemency with Sir Bittman Dean said He added that Ehr lichman said he would take it up with the President himself and that Colson should not bring it up but wait until Ehrlichman gets back to him On Jan 5 three days before Hunt and the six other men were scheduled to go on trial Colson told Ehrlichman and Dean that I have given Bittman assur ances but no hard commit ments Dean testified He said that Colson related he had told the Hunt lawyer You can tell Hunt a year is a long time and clemency is generally consid ered around Christmas time After hearing that Dean said he told Ehrlichman that the word certainly would spread among the other defendants and asked what he should do if they also made demands on the White House He said give the others the same assurances but no hard commitments Dean re Afterward he said he told former Atty Gen John N Mitchell also one of lie de fendants in this case about the assurances given to Hunt but said he could not recall Mitch ells response Dean also testified that Ehr lichman and Mitchell became uneasy about the prospect of re election committee official Frederick LaRue traveling about the country soliciting vfunds without being able to say what the money would be used for Dean quoted Ehrlichroan as saying Its a very badidea for LaRue to go around the country raising this money Dean said Ehrlichman sug gested that a Greek millionaire and longtime Nixon campaign supporter Thomas Pappas be contacted as a possible source of funds to help the original Watergate defendants Deans testimony came after the court was told that Nixon may soon be well enough to tes tify in person Nixons lawyer Herbert J Miller told U S District Court Judge John J Sirica Thursday that Nixon might be able to come before the judge in three weeks and no longer raise the health issue Miller said that he would have a prognosis on Nixons health in that time and that Im sure it will be favorable In San Clemente however Nixons spokesman former White House Press Secretary Ronald L Ziegler said the for mer chief executive is not very well and that his left leg still is swollen with phlebitis Gross national product down Commerce Depart ments latest figures show tiat the face value ot gross national product in creased by billion to an annual rate of billion from July through September However inflation pushed pri ces up by H5 per cent Thus the real gross national pro duet declined according to the government AP Wirephoto ;