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Declines hold lead as market falters Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Max I NEW YORK (AP) Blue- chip stocks turned upward today, but the market as a whole was slightly lower. Trading was relatively light. The noon Dow Jonss average of 30 industrials was up 2.79 at 936.26.' Declines led advances on the New York Stock Exchange by more than 3 to 2. Analysts said news of the Communist offensive In South Vietnam and the recent price rollbacks ordered by the Price Commission continued to weigh on the market. Also in the news background was the Indefinite suspension by the United States and South Vietnam of the Paris peace talks with 18 selected stocks Following are today's noon quotations of New York Stock Exchange issues research has Indicated are widely held In the Alton area as supplied to the Alton Telegraph by Newhard Cook from its Alton branch office.
The New York Exchange closes daily at 2:30 p.m. (Alton Time), so these are not the closing quotations: Air Reduction AT Clark OU 1514 General Motors Grant (W.T.) Co Kresge (S.S.) Co McDonnell Douglas Mobil OU National Steel Olin Corp. Owens-Illinois Penney (J.C.) Co 72 Sears 109y 2 Shell Oil Co Squibb Beechnut Standard Oil (Ind.) Standard OU (N.J.) U.S. Steel Livestock prices at East St. Louis NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI.
(AP) Estimated receipts for Friday: 5,000 hogs, 200 cattle and 25 sheep. Hog receipts head; butchers steady to 25 lower. Sows uneven with weights under 400 Ibs steady to 25 higher and over 400 Ibs steady to 25 lower. US 1-2 200-230 Ib butchers 25.00; US 1-3 210-250 Ibs 24.25-24.75; US 1-3 300-400 Ib sows 21.DO-21.50; US 2-3 400600 Ibs 20.50-21.00. Boars 21.0021.25.
Cattle receipts' 908 head; receipts mostly feeders consigned to today's auction Terminal supply mainly cows, fully steady. Other classes not fully tested. Slaughter steers: few head good and choice 900-1050 Ib yield grade 2-4 33.50-35.00, package standard 1000 Ib holsteins 30.50. Slaughter heifers: good and low choice 825-900 Ibs 33.58-34.50. Cows: commercial 24.00-2600, utility holsteins to 27.00 Cutter canner 19.00-22.50 Bulls: few head utility and commercial 280029.50, individual 30.00.
Calves: not fully tested. Not enough sheep on hand to test market. North Vietnam. Gains ran through motors, utilities, and building materials. Rubber Issues, rails, and drugs were lower.
All other groups were mixed. The market had declined In the previous three sessions. Wheat futures decline By ED SE MOCK CHICAGO (AP) Wheat futures declined nearly 2 cents a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade today. Soybeans, down 1 cent early, rallied under good commercial demand. Soybean oil and meal were little changed, but corn was down nearly 1 cent and oats were mixed.
Iced broilers were little changed and trade slow. Reports from the country indicate that the wheat crop being harvested in the Southwest is in good condition. There also were rains in Southwest overnight. Selling of the nearby May was most active again. Corn and oats futures also were weak on the opening and buyer interest relatively thin.
There appeared to be little outside influence, or public in- volvment, in both pits. Prices in the soybean complex were weak on the opening. The selling was thought to have been an overflow from the previous session when aU three commodities were weak. After the initial selling, however, local professionals and commission house buying set in and prices improved. After about an hour, wheat was to 114 cents a bushel lower, May 1.60%; corn was to lower, May 1.21%; oats were 14 lower to May cents and soybeans were unchanged to 1 cent higher, May 3.46%.
Cash grain CHICAGO (AP) Wheat No 2 soft red 1.67^n; No 2 hard red 1.63i4n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.26%n. Oats No 2 extra heavy white 71n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 3.46^n. Soybean oil ll.SOn.
Produce prices at St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) Eggs, consumer grades: A large 2230, A medium 17-25. A small 13-22, large 17-2G; wholesale grades: large 16-18, standard 13-14, medium 13-14, unclassified 9-11. Hens: heavy (6 Ibs.
and over) 9, medium (5-6 Ibs.) 6, leghorns 2. Ready-to-cook broUers and fryers 25.50-26.00, this week's delivery. Obituaries Trotter Extends bid to GOP Lets invite (hem could very well be what Miami Beach councilman Leonard Weinsteln, right, is whispering to Miami Beach Mayor Chuck Hall during a meeting Wednesday. The council later voted to extend a bid to the Republican party to hold their convention in Miami Beach this summer. (AP Wirephoto) PUBLIC AUCTION of 110 Acres of Real Estate The undersigned, Executor of the Will of Ralph S.
Ogg, deceased, will on Saturday, May 13,1972, at 6:00 p.m., at the Public Park in Scottville, llinois, sell at public auction to the highest and jest bidder, the real estate that was owned by Ralph S. Ogg at the time of his death and which is described as follows to wit: Tract No. 1. Seventy acres off the south side of 140 acres off the west side of the North-. west Quarter of Section Seventeen.
Tract No. 2. The Northwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section Twenty. Both tracts being in Scottville Township, Macoupin County, Illinois. TERMS OF SALE: at time of the sale and the balance within 60 days.
Abstract showing merchan- title furnished purchaser. Purchaser to receive crop rental for 1972, (50-50 basis). Sale subject to rights of tenant whose term expires March 1,1973. Seller to pay 1971 to pay 1972 tax. Tracts to be offered for sale separately only.
This is highly desirable, well located farm land. Tract No. 1 is improved with a dwelling house. For information contact Executor or Attorneys. BEMAN HETTICK Executor of Ralph S.
Ogg Estate. JOHN HASTEN and ROY WELLER, Auctioneers PHELPS, RUSSELL KASTEN Attorneys for Executor 130 East Main St, Carlinville, Illinois 62626 854-3283 Calhoun board oks Skeel for job, pending state approval HARDIN The board of commissioners acted late Wednesday afternoon to reappoint controversial County Highway Superintendent Clarence Skeel to a 6-year term, pending approval by the Illinois Division of Highways. Skeel, lowest paid county highway superintendent in the state, told the Telegraph today that the salary figure wiU have to be negotiated later after the state approval of the reappointment is received. The controversy over Skeel's post has been going on for the last two years or more with the pressure for his dismissal accelerated after formation of a citizen advisory committee to the county unit road system. Representatives the Illinois Department of Transportation met with the commissioners about three months ago to discuss the highway superintendent problem and possibility of employing another person.
However, no candidate was found who would take the job at a salary figure that the commissioners felt Calhoun County could afford. Latest move in the controversy prior to Wednesday's action was the commissioners decision last month to reappoint Skeel temporarily as acting superintendent. Recommendations for the dismissal came from the advisory group, in response to numerous complaints about what was reported as lack of proper supervision. All of the negotiations with Skeel were conducted in the highway department office with the session going past 5 p.m. and the action reported to the county clerk today.
August Nolte, president of the advisory committee, was present at the meeting during the morning hours but was not invited to sit in on the session. However, Commissioner Lavonne Johnson had left the session at 11:35 a.m. for the day and was not present when the decision to discuss acquisition of rigjit of way for proposed road improvement near Meppen was made. The highway right-of-way acquistion. revolves about the commissioners decision to share cost of a road leading to Bim's Place recreational area and to the Brussels Hunting and Fishing Club, an exclusive club composed of Missourians.
The advisory committee had decided that Skeel not be reappointed, but he be retained on a temporary basis to allow him to qualify for his retirement benefits. Their recommendation was based on contacts with Calhoun taxpayers who expressed overwhelming opposition to retaining Skeel in the post, the Telegraph learned. In related action the commissioners approved employment of Richard Rawllngs as resident engineer on a road construction project four miles south of Hardin. He will receive $8.50 per hour up to 40 hour per week and $12.50 for each overtime hour plus 12 cents per mile mileage with minimum mileage to be tour dollars per day. This employment was made to fulfill state requirements for a resident engineer since Skeel is not an engineer.
In other business, rezoning from flood plain to residential was okayed for land owned John Held at Swan Lake, and for the Gallinipper'Club House area along the Illinois River, 7 miles south of Hardin. An anticipation warrant for $2,000 for the Municipal Retirement Fund was issued to the Bank of Calhoun at 5y 2 per cent interest. This represents the first such warrant issued for the fund under, an authorization for up to $8,000 in warrants. The commissioners took under advisement a request for $500 in county funds to assist the soil conservation district board. They also heard a presentation from a representative of the cooperative extension service about the possibilities of joining with adjoining counties in a regional redevelopment area.
Paris A. Trotter, 67, of 511 Oak Drive, East Alton, died at 11:38 a.m. Wednesday Wood River Township Hospital. He owned and operated the Trotter Motor Co. In Wood River for 21 years until he sold it two weeks ago.
Previously he had operated an automobile dealership in Shelbina, Mo. He was born in Cameron, Mo. on March 15, 1905 and married the former Ann Louise Haegelin on May 28, 1934 in Atchison, Kan. Mr. Trotter was a member of St.
Kevin's Catholic Church, the National Automobile Dealer Association, the Illinois Automobile Dealer Association and the Alton- Wood River Automobile Dealer Association. He also belonged to the Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville. Surviving are his widow, Ann; two sisters, Mrs. S. H.
Robbins and Mrs. Helen Taylor, both of High Grove, nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Marks Mortuary in Wood River. Friday morning the body will be moved to the Stantdn Funeral Home in Atchison, Kan.
for visitation and Rosary Friday evening. A funeral mass wUl be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Atchison. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Atchison.
U.S. and Saigon report decrease in casualties SAIGON (AP) The South Vietnamese and U.S. commands reported today a decrease in their casualty tolls for the fourth week the North Vietnamese offensive. Saigon headquarters said the number of enemy killed last week climbed. U.S.
headquarters listed two Americans killed in action last week, a drop of eight from the previous week. However, the command announcement also showed an increase of 19 to 27 in the number of Americans missing in action. Many of these were crewmen lost in planes or helicopters shot down in inaccessible areas. U.S. headquarters said 24 Americans were wounded in action last week, a drop of 54 from the 78 total of the previous week.
Six americans died last week from nonhostile causes, the command said. South Vietn amese headquarters reported its casualties last week were 769 men killed, 2,794 wounded and 319 missing. The totals the previous week were 1,149 killed and 3,376 wounded, the heaviest casualties of the war for South Vietnamese forces. Saigon headquarters listed 5,031 enemy killed last week, compared with 4,890 the pre- American Motors shoivs profit of $12.96 million DETROIT (AP) The American Motors smallest of the big four automakers, reported a federal-tax-free profit of $12.96 million for the first half of its fiscal year. It was the company's best six-month profit in seven years.
Company officials said federal taxes due were offset by credits from previous losses. The company suffered a loss in the second quarter of its previous fiscal year although it had a $1.1 million profit for the half year. The six-month profit this year came from $685.2 million in sales, up from $614 million last year, officials said. Company officials gave the new AMC car-warranty plan much of the credit for the boom. Last week General Motors reported six-month profits of $651 million, and Ford reported $251 million.
AMC officials said the profit was equivalent to 49 cents per share compared to four cents per share last year. clinic raided Christian in Wood River where she was church organist and pianist for 40 years. Surviving are her mother, her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Jane) Webb of Granite City and Mrs. Cameron (Sybil) Brown of Western Springs, a son, Dennis of Western Springs; four grandchildren; and a brother, Harold Buchanan of Eden Island, Ark.
Friends may call after 5 p.m. Friday at Marks Mortuary in Wood River untU 10:30 a.m. Saturday when the body will be moved to the First Church of Christ Christian for funeral services at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev.
Howard McFadden, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, St. Elmo. The First Church of Christ Christian has been named as a memorial. daughters, Mrs.
James It. (Mary Jane) Porter and Mrs. Ronald (Catherine) Wueb- bcllng, both of St. Louis and Mrs. Audrey Hart of California; 21 grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
Visitation will begin after 7 p.m. today at Hoffmeister Mortuary, B464 Chippewa, St. Louis. A funeral mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St.
James the Greater Catholic Chruch in St. Louis. Kopsie White Hudson vious week. The new casualty counts raised to 35 the number of Americans reported killed in action in the first four weeks of the enemy offensive, with the wounded total moving up to 197. The reports issued today did not include casualties in the final fighting for Quang Tri City, the provincial capital in the far north which fell Monday.
The allied commands now have reported these total casualties for the war: killed in action, 303,017 wounded, 10,146 dead from nonhostile causes. South killed in action, 358,699 wounded. North Vietnamese and Viet killed. Abortion Mrs. Helen B.
Hudson, 65, of 445 5th Wood River for the past 32 years, died at 6:40 p.m. Wednesday at Wood River Township Hospital where she had been 16 days. She was born in Brownstown, HI. on Jan. 30.
1907, the daughter of Mrs. Estella Buchanan of St. Louis and the late Claude Buchanan. On July 6, 1928 she married Lewis Hudson in Effingham, 111. Mrs.
Hudson was a member of the First Church of Christ Marvin White, 75, of 34 N. Wood River 75, of 34 N. Wood River Wood River, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday at his home. Mr.
White was a retired laborer and lived in Wood River the past 30 years. He was born in Vandalia on Feb. 2, 1897 and married the former Delia Bland; who died in 1940. Surviving are a son, Gerald of Ohio; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Maxwell of Wood River; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at Marks Mortuary in Wood River, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. a 1 Mace presiding. Burial will be in Woodland Hills Cemetery.
Hruby Kenneth L. Kopsie, 36, of 2115 Pleasant Alton, was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Hospital afler a lengthy illness. Mr.
Kopsie was a mechanic a Federal Metallurgical Division Inc. for four years. He was born Aug. 16, 1935 in Alton, the son of Michael Kopsie of Alton and the late Violet Kopsie. On May 15,1954, he married the former Maria Haas in Alton.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Michael and Belle Kopsie of Alton; his widow, Maria; two sons, Mark and Terry, both at home; two daughters, Monica and Karen, both at home; five brothers, Michael of Alton, Carl of Texas, Ronald and Richard, both of California and James of Cottage Hills; and a sister, the former Esther Elaine Kopsie of Alton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gent Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred L. Beck, pastor of the Metropolitan Untied Methodist Chruch, officiating.
Burial will be in Valhalla Memorial Park. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mrs. Helen Hruby, 69, mother of John I.
Hruby Jr. of 3253 Theresa, Alton, died Wednesday afternoon in Jewish Hospital in St. Louis where she had been a patient less than two weeks. Her husband, John J. Hruby died on April 6,1966.
Also surviving are another son, Robert of St. Louis; three Darr Prices charged by many big firms have been frozen CHICAGO (AP) Seven women were arrested late Wednesday in raids on an alleged abortion clinic and referral service which police speculated may have been part of a nationwide system. Police said seven women were in the waiting room of the four-room clinic and three others were In a postoperative room, apparently after abortions, which are illegal in Illinois. They said the clinic was professionally equipped and appeared to have been run on a not-for- profit basis for women who could not afford to travel to other states or countries for legal abortions. The second raid was conducted on an apartment which police said had served as a referral service for the clinic.
Homicide investigator Theodore Thomas said the seven women arrested appeared to have been professionally trained by physicians. He said police would question local doctors about possible referrals to the clinic. Charged with abortion and conspiracy to commit abortion were: Sheila Smith, 22; Madeline Schwenk, 30; Martha Scott, 30; Abby Golon, 27; Diane Stevens, 23; Susan Galapazer, 21, and Judith Pildes, 29, all of Chicago. By BROOKS JACKSON WASHINGTON (AP) Prices charged by over half the nation's largest firms have been frozen, and the Price Commission is notifying the companies to file overdue reports' or face price rollbacks and possible fines. The commission, ordering the freeze Wednesday, estimated that nearly 1,600 firms have not filed reports on their economic status, the most recent of which were due Monday.
Chairman C. Jackson Grayson said the commission also will notify each delinquent firm that unless it files a report within five working days, the commission will cut its prices and ask the Justice Department to take court action that could lead to fines of up to $2,500. Commission rules generally require firms with more than $50 million in yearly sales to file reports every three months. Firms that raise prices must give details, and firms that haven't must say so. By last Monday, all such firms should have filed at least one report.
Grayson estimated there are 2,954 firms required to file reports, but that only 1,375 have done so. He did not name the delinqdent ones, but a commission spokesman said a list would be released in a few days. Grayson also said the commission decided this week not to change regulations exempting food prices from President Nixon's economic controls, but will ask for stepped-up enforcement of existing rules and will watch food supplies closely to forecast possible problems. The commission held public hearings on food costs a few weeks ago, and Grayson said action would be taken unless a sharp rise in food prices slackened. Since then, Grayson said, the commission has seen "sufficient easing" in food prices.
He announced also that the commission reaffirmed its rule limiting firms that desire to raise prices to specific profit margins. But it rejected, 4 to 2, a proposal to apply the profit margin limit to firms that have held prices steady, he said. And he said a new regulation has gone into effect to require manufacturers to pass along productivity gains to customers as lower prices. The rule was first adopted several weeks ago, but didn't take effect immediately because details had to be worked out. Wallace, busing issues heat up Tennessee vote NASHVILLE, Tenn.
(AP) George C. Wallace and a school busing referendum, two of the hottest political items in Tennessee, generated the ballot excitement today in this state's first presidential primary. Polls open at 7 a.m. they close as late as 8 p.m. CDT in Memphis att he western end of the state.
Wallace was expected to carry the state and most of the nine congressional districts and all of the 49 i JERSEYVILLE Ernest W. Darr, 69, of 705 Shipman, Jerseyville, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alton Memorial Hospital. He was born April 15, 1903 in Jerseyville. Surviving are his widow, the former Ardella Mae Hubbert; three sons, Bertram of Fidelity, Donald of Alton 'and Robert of Jerseyville; a daughter, Mrs.
Nellie Price; eight grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; and four brothers, Melvin and Amiel, both of Jerseyville, Leo of Rockbridge and Ira of Jerseyville. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville with the Rev. W. 0.
Reinhardt of Alton, officiating. Burial will be in Shipman City Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Heigert STAUNTON Mrs.
Frelda W. Heigert, 05, of rural Staunton, died at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Surviving are five sons, Ben Oscar Lawrence, Clarence and Otto E. Heigert, all of Staunton; a daughter, Mrs.
Ella Bentrup of Staunton; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schnaare of Staunton and Mrs. Elizabeth Logan of Greenville. Visitation will begin after 4 p.m. today at the Murphy Funeral Home in Staunton, where the Rosary will be at 8 p.m.
today. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Staunton at 10 a.m. Friday and burial will be in Old St. Michael's Cemetery.
The Rev. Eugene Griffin, pastor, will be celebrant of the mass. Anderson EDWARDSVILLE Mrs. Frances M. Anderson, 59, of 705 N.
Fillmore St. died at 7 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Born March 10, 1913 at Madison, 111., a daughter of the late William and Pauline Karpowicz, she was married Dec. 18, 1935 to Carl F.
Anderson who survives, together with a son, Lyn L. Anderson of San Diego, and a daughter, Mrs. Darwin Bohnenstiehl of Atlanta, Ga. There are two surviving grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers and two sisters: John Karpowicz of Peorla; Edward Karpowicz of Half Moon, Joseph Karpowitz of San Mateo, Mrs.
Mallory Swinney of Alton and Mrs. Roland Sax of Bellevffle. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Edwardsville. Private funeral services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery chapel Friday, followed by interment in the cemetery. There will be no visitation.
The Weber Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests that memorial be made to the First Church of Christ Scientist. Glastetter services Friends may call all day today at Smith Funeral Home in Alton for Miss Nancy- Glastetter, 14-year-old daughter of Mrs. Darrell" Riley of 701 Lampert St. and Norman Glastetter of Jackson, who died Sunday evening at her home.
The Rev. P. E. of the Calvary Baptist" Church, will conduct funeral services at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and burial will be in Upper Alton, Cemetery.
ALTON MARY T. COWGILL Visitation 2 pm Thursday Prayer Service 8 pm Thursday Funeral Mass 9 am Friday, Sat. Matthew's Catholic Church NANCY GLASTEXTEK (KILEY) Visitation 10 am Thursday Funeral Friday 2:30 pm at the Funeral Home ALTON-WOOD B1VEH BKTHALTO RICHARD O'HARA Tennessee delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Tennessee would be Wallace's first primary victory outside the Deep South and he predicts it will be a springboard to a northern breakthrough in Michigan May 16. On the crowded Democratic ballol with him were Sen.
Hubert H. Humphrey, Sen. George McGovern, Sen. Edmund S. MusKie and seven others.
Services 11 am Friday, Gent Chapel Rev. Kenneth Edelman officiating Bui-ial Roselawn Memory Gardens In state at the chapel after 7 pm Thursday KENNETH L. KOPSIE Services 2 pm Saturday, Gent Chapel Rev. Fred L. Beck officiating Burial Valhalla Memorial Park In state at the chapel after 3 pm Friday..
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