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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - September 1, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N Illlnolf Murphysboro 1113 Walnut Herrln 212 N Uth Southern DUnoisan Volume a Copy 5 Sections Comics Family Weekly Tabloi Demolition Succniorto carbondait FrM Pren Htrrln Dilly Journil Murphytboro Indtptndwit SUNDAY SEPT 1 1974 at the Du Quoin fair By Merrill Perlman Of The Southern Illinoisan It was an insurance claim adjusters nightmare It was a body shop mec hanics dream It was the embodiment of the secret longings of many a veteran of expressway driv ing It was the demolition derby at the Du Quoin State Fair And crowd of nearly 1500 fans loved it the streak of sadism in many of them be ing released in screams of Kill him and Pay him back for that one Bill In the six derbies run Satur day at the fair nearly every one was pleased Only one small boy seemed displeased as being led from the grand stand by his parents he com plained But none of the cars blew up The purpose of a demolition derby for those who are not informed is to keep ramming your car preferably the rear end of your car into the other cars on the track until your car is the only one stil mov ing The creation of new with four preliminary heats featuring 33 drivers mainly from Southern Illinois In the first local elimination Rick Cicardi of Pinckneyville won in a bright orange 64 Chevy and Duane Karrier of Italy loaned billion More fair stories pix inside Salem took second place The second heat found Charles Bowman of McLeansboro tak ing first and Bob Clark also of McLeansboro taking se cond In the third heat Tom Isaak of Carlyle kept his car runn ing longer and Harry Sand ers of Enfield came in second in the last heat Bill Craig of Pinckneyville and John Clark of Cobden took the honors In a semifeature race with the first and secondplace win ners of the preliminary heats Sanders took first place and Bowman took second But the big race of the day had the state championship at stake Nine drivers all winners of county fairs across Illinois and Sanders and Bowman competed in a fiercer longer more determined race that would send the first and se condplace winners to the Na tionwide Demolition Derby Midwest championship next week in South Bend Ind One by one all but a 62 Ford driven by Bill Allred of Paris and a 63 Ford driv en by Scott Kelly of Loda were put out of commission Mr Kellys smilin the announcer said as Allreds car smashed into the right side He takes it all They say that I smile when I drive Kelly said before the race Im not smiling Im gritting my teeth In the end however after a five minute twocar battle Kellys car was hit hard in the right front and died while Allreds car rear end flatten ed and engine smoking was still moving Allred was the winner of last years state champion ship and he drove thesame car He did not go to last years finals in South Bend however and he said he pro bably wont go this year I dont have a car he said Kelly said he probably will go to South Bend although he would have to get a new car This is the first time a car hasnt lasted more than one race But the favorite car of the fans was not any of the win ners The favorite was a 1946 Ply mouth brought by Charles Emling of Du Quoin It was Official Bill McGanh checks with Charles Emling in his 46 Plymouth left as Jimmy Thomas watches from his 41 Plymouth the oldest car there and al though it didnt win it had a second chance in a special celebrity derby The celebrity derby featured four administrators of South ern Illinois University And Richard Mager SIUC vice president for development and services drove the 46 Ply mouth much to the delight of the fans Mager and the car gave up however after helping put cars driven by Bruce Swin burne dean of students arid Dean Stuck assistant vice president for academic af fairs out of commission The Plymouth front and rear ends flattened and wheels tilted at a steep angle to the ground was put to rest by a 64 Buick station wagon dri ven by Richard Moy dean of the School of Medicine at Springfield Hefting his twofoot tall trophy Moy said he didnt expect to win toe race I had a car that just wouldnt quit It was fun It gets rid of two years accumulated frustrations c New York Times Bellagio Italv West Germany Saturday undertook to CTanf a loan to Tfaly to help bail her on of her present grave financial crisis The loan was announced by Premier Mariano Rumor of Italy and Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of West Germany at a joint news conference after nine hours of talks at this vacation center on Lake Como Friday and Saturday The West German chancellor said his government would also back a plan for a Common Market loan to Italy He expressed respect for the efforts by the Italian government to restore economic stability and sharply denied press reports that he had discussed the role of the Italian Communist Party with the Italian premier It would be unthinkable for the European community to in terfere in the domestic affairs of a member country the chancellor said The loan will be accomplished through the transfer of mone tary reserves West German mark and other hard currencies totaling billion by the West German Federal Bank to the Bank of Italy The operation for which no time limit was mentioned is clearly aimed at bolstering the reserves of the Italian Central Bank and thereby strengthening the lira which lately had been sagging Schmidt said that a part of the Bank of Italys gold reserves would be put up as collateral for the West German loan The Chancellor explained that the Italian gold used as guarantee for eventual repayment of the loan would be valued at 80 per cent of the international free market rate for gold during the last eight weeks The Italian premier declared that only a small portion of Italys gold reserves would have to be earmarked as colla teral 150 vacationers die Zagreb train wreck Zagreb Yugoslavia AP An express train carrying lomewardbound vacationers pedthrough a red light atthe Zagreb station and flipped over tilling an estimated 150 persons and injuring ISO more officials aid Saturday Nearly 24 hours after the train crashed Friday night rescue workerswere still digging through the tangle of overturned railroad cars scattered luggage and dismembered bodies The acrid smell of smoke burnt rubber and death hung heavy in Zagreb station The morgue at Zabreg Yugo largest city with a metropolitan area population of more than half a million was unable to cope with all the dead Ambulances carried scores of bodies to morgues in other cities The trains engineer and his assistant were arrested on suspicion that neglect had caused the accident the worst rail disaster in Yugoslavias history officials said An investigating commission said the train had been at moie than Yi mifes an hour with it jumped off the rails in stead of the maximum permit ted speed of 31 mph Witnesses said the locomotive snapped loose and roared into the station Most of the more than BOO persons aboard the Belgradeto Dortmund train were vacation ing Yugoslav workers returning to their jobs in West Germany railroad sources said the Tracks cranes of debris and rescue workers frantically cut through the tangled steel with torches in their search for more vie tims The Yugoslav government proclaimed a day of mourn ing Du Quoin fair Turkish tanks move in Cyprus Nicosia Cyprus AP Turkish tanks and infantry entered the greekCypriot illage of Akherytou Saturday and seized 15 Greek Cypriot hostages the Cyprus govern ment charged A government statement said hat a few hours after the Turkish raid blindfolded and bulletriddled bodies of a 68 yearold Greek Cypriot villager and a 60yearold woman were discovered 500 yards from Akherytou Three nearby villages were abandoned by Greek Cypriote on Saturday A spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping force had no immediate comment on the reported Akherytou incident which came 15 days after a ceasefire took effect on the island In Nicosia Dr Vassps Lyssarides leader of the Cyprus I Socialist party warned of I bloodshed between Greek Cypriots unless the government disarms the EOKAB under ground In Salonica Greece Premier Constantine Caramanlis blamed the US government the Western alliance and the former ruling military junta for aggra vating the Cyprus crisis and said their attitude led to savage territorial expansion by Turkey in Cyprus Turkey invaded Cyprus July 20 five days after a Greek na tional guard coup overthrew President Makarios with a plan to join Cyprus toGreece The Turks control about 40 per cent of the island which was reported quiet Saturday But at the funeral of Doros Loizou a poet and leader of the Socialist party youth section Lyssarides said that unless President Glafcos Clerides takes steps to disarm the rightists thevolcano will erupt for it will not be possible to hold the people back The 30yearold Loizou was shot to death Friday in an at tempt on the life of Lyssarides who was slightly wounded Lyssarides blamed the attack on EOKAB the extreme right wing Greek Cypriot under ground which took part in the Greekled coup against Makarios six weeks ago A new US envoy to Cyprus William R Crawford presented his credentials to Clerides on Saturday Crawford replaces Rodger P Davies who was slain 12 days ago in an antiAmerican riot at the embassy GM pledges record capital outlay Detroit AP Numbed by the most turbu lent year in automotive history General Motors Corp has pledged its largest capital outlay ever as proof of its con fidence in the future Chairman Richard C Gerstenberg forecast motor vehicle sales would be about 13 million during the upcoming 1975model year and said his confidence is confirmed by our record capital development for I the development of new model cars Altogether the corporation is expected to spend billion in 1974 for capital improvements in an expensive campaign high lighted by the conversion of facilities to produce more small cars That is million more than Gerstenberg forecast GM would spend during 1974 in a release last December and is more than the record billion spent in 1965 He did not detail the invest ments but GM is known to have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on converting manufac turing plants to increased pro duction of small size cars Gerstenberg said GM is already able to produce 70 per cent more small cars than dur ing the 1973 model years The record investment while swollen by inflation neverthe less represents amost tangible expression of our confidence in the future of our business said Gerstenberg Industry sales rocked by in flation and consumer apprehen sion last spring over the avail ability of fuel are expected to hit 124 million cars and trucks for the 1974 model year Gerstenbergsaid making it the third best sales year to history v it i Hillestad to charge bishops Springfield Eleven women ordained as Episcopalpriests recently have been firmly tromped but the bishops who ordained them are getting off easy says a Spring field bishop who hopes tochange the situation Bishop Albert W Hillestad said Friday he and at least two other bishops will file charges against four bishops for vio lating church law Threebishops ordained the women and another bishop participated in the cere mony He said the charges will be presented next week to the pre siding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States The Episcopal House of Bishops invalidated the womens ordinations Aug 15 and repri manded the bishops The new charges will require a board of inqijry to see if ec clesiastical indictments should be issued against Bishops Robert DeWitt Daniel Corrigaa Edward R Welles and J An onio Ramos No paper Monday The Southern Illinoisan will not be published on Monday Sept 2 Labor Day a national holiday Car races entertainment and dancing are on the list of entertainment at the Du Quoin State Fair during the final two days Auto Energy Day today will open at Inoon with the IJSAutomobile Club time trials of latemodel stock cars and the 100miler Fairground gates open at 7 am and the grandstand opens for seating am Free entertainment today Grupas fronf Madison in the Senior Citizens tentvat pm Polly Linten from Red Bud in the tent at pm and Miss Grupas back at 6 pm The Danny Thomas Variety Show with special guest Lorna Luft and will include the Cycling dementi Family and Berosinis Orangutangs At pm Escher from Carbondale will play for 8 dance at the First Heat on the Fairgrounds The time trials will cost and S450 for reserved seats Variety Show reserved seat tickets are and Mondays time trials for the CocaCola 100mile National Championship Dirt Car Race begin at noon Free entertainment at the Senior Citizens tent on Labor Day will feature the Sbelton ettes of West Frankfort at 4 pm and the Holiday Inns Messengers from Memphis Tenn at pm The Rich Little Show with Anne Murray will begin at 8 pm on Monday The pm dance at the First Heat will have Pon tiac Jones of Carbondale on the bandstand fair A rodeo and allwestern horse show will be the at tractions today and Monday at the Williamson County Fair on the Marion Fairgrounds The remainder of the week long entertainment schedule in front of the grandstand will include the Little Miss Wil liamson County Pageant on Tuesday gospel sing with the Peacemakers and Gloryland ers on Wednesday the Wil liamson County Horse Show on Thursday a demolition derby on Friday and a trac tor pull on Saturday Du Quoin teachers and board disagree The Du Quoin Education As sociation andthe Du Quoin Unit District300 Board of Ed ucation meeting Saturday failed to reach a contractual agreement Judy Cernkovich of Carbon dale DEA president said af ter the afternoon meeting that a settlement was yet to be made There are no plans for any further meetings before school begins on Tuesday she said and added Were hoping that school will begin on sche dule The two groups have been meeting with Julius Rezler a federal mediator with the American Arbitration Associa tion Inside today Ford works on amnesty proposal c New York Times Washington President Ford has some Ideas of his own on the terms of amnesty for military deserters and draft evaders that wuld change the recommenda tions he received Saturday from tw cabinet advisers the White Huse said Saturday A White House spokesman declined to detail the Presidents for amending the report that recommended that deserters and draft evaders earn amnesty by serving up to 18 months in public service and make a reaffirmation of alle giance to the United States However the President ap parently imparted his ideas to Atty Gen William B Saxbe and Defense Secretary James R Schlesinger who had submitted the recommendations He asked them to come up with what i senior Defense official described as additional information before the President announced a definitive plan next week Jerald F terHorst White House press secretary said after Saxbe and Schlesinger had conferred with the Presi dent for two hours on their six page report that the President has some ideas of his own that will amend some of the pro posala TerHorst said Saxbe and Schlesinger had made some joint proposals but had proceeded in a twotrack way They also had some separate recommendations of their own he saidHe would not elaborate on any of the differences betweenthem The two officials said in their report that fte program which would cover men wbo bid avoided the draft or deserted from military service should be called reentry and reconciliation rather than amnesty TerHorst reaffirmed the Presidents position that he would not grand unconditional amnesty and mat these men would have to work their way back as the President stated in hisAug 19 address tothe Veterans of Foreign Wars con Chicago Showers and thunderstorms with high 78 to 83 today Cloudy showers and storms likely tonight with1 low in up per 50s Monday mostly clou dy with chance of showers and thunderstorms Hign in toe lower 70s THE QUESTION of whether Dennis Hogan is a saint or a sinner may be answered Story by Wanda Barras Page 24 C HARVEY GARDINER now retired as a research pro fessor at SIUC tells why he has always been an advo cate of dissent Article by Henry de Fiebre Page 24 COAL MINERS in West Frankfort tell editorial writer Bud Farrar why they are up set with their leadership Page 31 HOUSE SWAPPING PRO VIDES savings on hotel expen ses and ever boarding fees for pets Story by Kathie Pratt Page 17 PACER TIES world record Page 14 CHRISTOPHER T wins Hambletonian Pages 910 DUANE PANCHO CAR TER wins Du Quoin midgets Page 9 LENARD HOPKINS of West Frankfort is No 1 Saluki quarterback Page 12 INDEX Arm Landers 5A Bridge 5A Business 33 34 Byline BG 2 Classified 2528 Crossword HA Editorials 32 Family Living 17U Finance 3538 Records 5 Sports 9U Television 7A10A Weather details map f r v ;