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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE 710 N Illinois Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 2 N Utb Volume 82No 25515e Copy 4 Sections Tablo Hlinoisaii prtis Htrrtn Billy Jownii Murpliyiboro li WEDNESDAY OCT 30 1W4 175 o s Y NEWSPAPERS BOX 739 DECATUR ILI 2525 Sears Manager Arthur Nita gives Hunny a boost after fall Band plays Poohbear falls shoppers throng to new mail By Joseph Arimond Of The Southern Illinoisan A pretty face a dancing bear and the high school band all the necessary elements for a grandopening celebration were present today at the Uni versity Mall Shopping Center in Carbondale The mall Southern Illinois largest enclosed shopping cen ter opened its doors for busi ness today for the first time Curious shoppers were greeted with a blast from the Carbondale Community High School CCHS Marching band standing in a semicircle around the malls water foun tain Miss Illinois Jean Ahem called Sears a honey of a store That statement was the big cue for Hunny the Winnie the Pooh bear With a crash through a paper barrier Hunny came stumbling out waltzed onto the speakers platform lost his balance and fell flat on his back With the help of Miss Il linois and others Hunny was propped back up on his feet to begin his little dance Big Bird a character from televisions Sesame Street also was on hand to greet new customers especially the children Carbondale Mayor Neal Ec kert said he was pleased to see the response tothe mall from surrounding area com munities One early shopper Bruno Igance of Chicago said Sears and the rest of the mall is beautiful He said he had tra veled to Carbondale to visit his son a student at Southern Illinois University and decid ed to stay over for the opening at the mall Mr and Mrs Randall Chap man of 905 E Park St Carbondale said they were looking around the stores to day Well be back to shop lat er Chapman said Several other stores in the mall still were not ready to open today Lastminute shelf stocking in some and painting in ot hers were some of the jobs not yet completed IsraeliArab negotiations Kissinger Door sfili open Nixons condition critica c Washington StarNews v Long Beach Calif Former president Richard M Nixon lies in critical condition today the lone patient on the top floor of a hospital here after internal bleeding turned a relatively simple blood clot operation into a struggle with death It isnot known whether Nixon has become aware of his sur roundings or was even conscious since returning from the operating room Tuesday morn ing or since his postoperative condition took a severe turn for the worse Tuesday after noon No members of the public are keeping vigil at Long Beach Memorial Hospital But hospital switchboard operators reported a large number of calls after the news of Nixons worsening condition was made public Dr John C Lungren Nixons personal physician called his patients condition crtical yet stabilized in his latest medical bulletin Nixon was still on the critical list at noon although he snowed some improvement and his in ternal bleeding had apparently stopped his doctor said Nixon was visited for about half an hour Tuesday night by Mrs Nixon and daughters Julie Eisenhower and Tricia Cox Dr Eldon Hickman the man who peiformed the operation remained near him through the night together with a team of nurses specially trained in giv ing intensive care Mrs Nixon and her two daughters returned to Saa Clemente 50 miles south of Long Beach during the night Six hours after surgery Nixon slipped into vascular shock which arrested the circulation of his blood for three hours before doctors and nurses were able to stabilize his condition Word of the complication was withheld until 8 pm CST two horns after Nixons condition stabilized Lungren said the complication was probably caused by some retroperitonaeal bleeding secondary to anticoagulation t Retroperitonaeal bleeding means bleeding behind the membrane that surrounds the abdomen Hospital officials said that any sevae change in Nixons vital signs would be made known immediately Former law officers indicted Dacca Bangladesh AP Secretary of State Henry A Kissinger said today that the door to negotiations between Israel and the Arabs still ap pears to be open and he will probably visit the Middle East late next week to assess the prospects That decision will be made in the next 72 hours Kissinger told newsmen as he flew from India to Bangladesh Kissingers spokesman Anderson issued a statement saying that the Arab summit conference which ended in Rabat Tuesday has not changed the American position that stepby stepnegotiations including between Jordan and Israel on the West Bank offered the greatest hope of succeeding at the presenttime The Arab summit called for the creation of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank of the J ordan River with the guerrilla leadersof the Palestine Liberation Organiza tion heading the govern ment By Merrill Perlman Of The Southern Illinoisan Four former law enforce ment officers are about seven persons named in nLie indict ments returned Tuesday by aFranklin County grand jury investigating alleged illegal activities in the county Former Sheriffs Deputies Russell Bryant of West Frank fort and Darrell Roberts and Ronald Talley both of Ben ton and former states attor ney investigator Clifford Par rish of Zeigler were indicted by the grand jury after hear ing testimony from 13 witness es The other three persons in dicted are Carol Evrard and Harry Riddle both of West Frankfort and Raymond Clay ton of Benton Israels enemies get oil funds Rabat Morocco AP The Arab summit conference has ended with a pledge of more than billion a year in oil money to Israels enemy neighbors Egypt Syria Jordan and the guerrillas of the Palestine Liberation Organiza tion The fourday conferences other major action was the recognition of the PLO as the government of a future in dependent Palestinian state on the West Bank of the Jordan River occupied by Israel since the 1967 war The decision was another big boost in prestige for the PLO and its chief Yasir Arafat But Israeli Information Minister Aharon Yariv said the Jewish state would not hand over the territory to the guerrillas Conference sources said Egypt and Syria will each get billion year of the confrontation funds for the next four years Jordan will get million and the PLO was allotted million In addition a single pay ment of million will be made to South Yemen for a 99 year lease on its Perim island commanding the Bab al Mandab strait at the southern end of the Red Sea All shipping to and from Elat Israels southern port must pass through the strait and Egypt Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi are reported stationingnaval forces there Conference sources said Saudi ArabiaKuwait Qatar and the United Arab Emirates would be the chief contributors It was the first time theArab nil countries agreed on concerted financial support for the campaign against Israel indictedon one count of theft over burg lary and theft over and official misconduct Roberts also was indicted for theft over and was named in a separate indict ment for burglary theft over and official misconduct Parrish was indicted for one count of burglary one count of theft and one count of official misconduct Talley was named in three counts of concealing the fugi tive and in one count of ob structing justice Riddle and Clayton each were named in indictments of theft over Mrs Evrard was indicted for perjury The grand jury returned 20 indictments from 12 cases heard in the twoday session Eleven routine cases were heard Monday and 6 hours of testimony were presented Tuesday in the illegal activi ties case The grand jury heard evi dence that had been gathered in a 19day investigation by Lewis Sheriff Barney Brown ing and District 25 the in vestigative branch of the state police The investigation reportedly involved several copper wire and cattle thefts and other area breakins But the indictments appar ently stemmed from a bur glary at a government instal lation at Rend Lake earlier this year The grand jury apparently also questioned several per sons including Mrs Evrard about an incident in which she claims sheriffs deputies illegally seized two unloaded pistols from her Among witnesses Tues day were the two candidates for Frankin County sheriff Ralph Williams and Republi can James L Pritchard Mrs Evrard has said Pritchard a deputy under former Sheriff Robert ice was the officer who seized the guns that she used in a gogo dancing act at a tavern Pritchard has denied the charges Ice also was called to testi fy He currently is head ran ger at Wayne FitzgerreU State Park at Rend Lake Other witnesses included sheriffs Deputies Ray Tanner and Larry Hall and Sher iff Barney Browning Roberts Parrish Bryant Talley Riddle and Clayton tes tified Bryant and Parrish resigned Oct 10 after being suspended as a result of the state police investigation Roberts resign ed Oct 11 and Talley resign ed Oct 20 Informed sources reported Tally and two other deputi es were given lie detector tests and Talley was suspended after he failed the test The sources said Talley was not involved in the alleged illegal activities he was ques tioned on but had knowledge of them The grand jury was dismiss ed at 6 pm Tuesday but Lewis has said it could be recalled later to consider addi tional charges if necessary Says White House rejected idea Magruder tells of offer to take rap i Washington AP Former Nixor campaign aide Jeb Stuart Magruder told the Watergate coverup trial today that he volunteered to take the blame for the breakin at Democratic National Committee headquarters but that the idea was rejected by White House Magruder former deputy director of Richard M Nixons reelection committee said that one week after the June 17 1972 breakin he met with former Atty Gen John N Mitchell and offered to go to the US at torneys office and say he had authorized the political in telligence plan that led to the burglary Asked about Mitchells reac tion Magruder said he didnt accept it or reject it He said he would discuss it at the White House He said Mitchell told him later they had discussed it at the White House and had rejected it because I was too close to Mr Mitchell and Mr Haldeman Mitchell and H R Haldeman former White House staff chief are two of the five defendants charged with conspiring to thwart the investigation The other defendants are former White House aide John E Ehrlichman former Asst Atty Gen Robert C Mardian and Kenneth W Parkinson one time attorney for the Nixon re election committee Magruder the third prosecu tion witness Described how Mitchell and other highlevel officials first learned of the aborted breakin and said steps were taken quickly to destroy potentially incriminating files and to devise a credible ex planation for the money used for politcal intelligence Magruder quoted Mitchell as telling him at a meeting on June 19 1972 that I should have a fire in my fireplace to take care of wiretap information on the Democrats Did you in fact have a fire in your fireplace that evening asked assistant special pro secutor Jill Wine Volner Yes I did Magruder replied Earlier Magruder had testified that Mitchell approved the intelligence plan saying lets give them the 5250000 and see what they come up with Magruder said that before ap proving the plan Mitchell twice rejected proposals from G Gordon Liddy that called for breakins wiretapping kidnap ing of demonstration leaders and using prostitutes to com promise Democrats He described Mitchells reac tion to Liddys initial million proposal as very negative Liddy came back with a plan and once again Mitchell rejected it But according to Magruder Mitchell approved the plan after it was scaled down to Democratic headquarters in the Watergate office building were entered on Memorial Day weekend 1972 Documents were photographed and bugs planted on telephones A few days later Magruder said I received two packages from Mr Liddy Each package contained synopses of telephone conversations at Democratic National Committee headquarters and photographs of documents He took them home and read them and I realized they were of little value Liddy was summoned to Mitchells office said Magruder and the material was shown to the former attorney general Mitchell was dissatisfied with the product Liddy was producing from wiretaps and photographs Magruder said He quoted Liddy as explaining with some embarrassment that one of the bugs was not working and one was on the wrong phone He said Liddy promised to correct the problem We learned on the morning of June 17 that Liddy had not corrected the problem but created a problem replied Magruder That was the morning that five men were arrested inside Democratic party head quarters Nome on the line Ford campaigns in home district Index Classified Comics TV Bridge Crossword Editorials Family living Records Sports Weather details map 2730 33 4 67 3031 1517 3D Cloudy tonight a chance of showers by morning low in the low 60s Thursday cloudy and mild showers and thun derstorms likely high 70 to 75 Productivity off labor costs up Washington AP Productivity dropped sharply in the third quarter while labor costs continued to soar further adding to inflationary pressures the government reported to day The Labor Department said productivity in the JulySep tember period declined at a 3 per cent seasonally adjusted annualrate Teflecting a 33 per cent drop in output and a three tenths of one per cent decline in manhours that is output per manhour has now drop ped in five of the last seven quarters It fell 71 per cent in the first quarter of the year and edged up sxtenths of a per cent in the second quarter The government said the thirdquarter decline in output reflected a larger decline than in manhours resulting from a shortening of the average workweek which was down 11 per cent Compensation per manhour which reflects wage costs as well as employer contributions to Social Security and other fr inge benefits rose 105 per cent during the third quarter This compared with a rise of 142 per cent in the previous quarter The government said the in creased compensation combin ed with the drop in output per manhour resulted in a 139 per cent jump in unit labor costs Rising labor costs put pressure on employers to raise prices to keep profits high thus fueling inflation Despite the increase in com pensation real compensation per manhour that is pay per manhour adjusted for inflation decreased 23 per cent in the third quarter By Fred Barnes c Washington StarNews Grand Rapids Mich Democratic Rep Richard VanderVeen got to the airport here in plenty of time to join the receivng line to greet Pres dent Ford the home town hero But Paul Goebel his Republican opponent in the race for Fords old House seat was not so lucky He arrived a bit late Tuesday and had to show his drivers license to Secret Service agents before he was allowed to join the dignitaries outside Air Force One It was a fleeting incident but it seemed to symbolize the troubles that Republican can didates are encountering in this falls election troubles that the Presdent is seeking to sweep aside wth his ardent campaign ing Fords visit to this city whicj elected him to Congress 13 times was his first since he became President but whether his ap pearance will give Goebel enough impetus to win next Tuesday is doubtful The latest poll taken several weeks ago showed Goebel trailing VanderVeen by 5 precentage points Goebel however says he has closed the gap since tjien though he has failed to cite any poll which supports that assertion Yet Ford is putting his political prestige on the line in his home district in dramatic fashon Former President Richard M Nixon tried the same thing last spring in another Michigan Congressional district and lost Ironically VanderVeen is trying to run on Fords coattails just as he did when he narrowly won a special election in February after Ford vacated he seat to becomevice presi dent In that race VanderVeen pledged to vote to impeach Nix on and thus thrust Ford into the presidency Now he is cam paigning on the notion that Ford needs him to help combat infla tion Republicans here are apoplectic in their denunciations of VanderVeen for tying himself to Ford but the tactic seems to be working I voted for Ford every time he ran but that doesnt mean Im going to vote for Goebel said one elderly man who cams to the airport to greet tht President ;