Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 29, 1970 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 29, 1970
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\ 06 million for By AftTHUIU. THOMASOfo Tetegfapft Staff A $488.7 million Oiitiois highway program for 1WL including $io6 minion for District 8, which includes the Telegraph afta, was unveiled Gov. Richard s, The Clstrfct 8 allocation, secbnd largest in the total 0gflvte highway frtrogram, Iftclndes money fof pft»Bd»g let a portion of the team Highway §»d tftf ctffistniction of § to® •- iani Rte. 146 through cottage fiflte. The lafp appfoprtation tor. District 8, raids is due mainly tft carry , ever ftiftds for projects which languished in a two - year freeze of federal and state highway con- stttictton money for Madison and St. Clair Counties. Although the governor's first five blacks qualify in road training school \ five Alton men who helped pioneer Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie's training program for blacks' on highway construction jobs, are ready to go to work — that is if they can find it. The five, Robert Armstead, Pleas Holmes, Donald Curtis, James Henry and Frank Holliday, all received training certificates Monday qualifying them for work in skilled construction trades. . Robert Kronst, District 8, Chief highway engineer, today said the governor's highway program, revealed today in Springfield could provide enough work for contractors and road, construction unions' for the next 10 years. "Now it's time for the contractors and unions to get together and get to work," the chief highway engineer signs workers bill WASHINGTON (UPI) President Nixon today signed the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the first national guidelines designed to stem the rising number of job-, related deaths and injuries. The new law, a major goal of organized labor in the 91st Congress, sets nationwide job health and safety standards for 55 million workers. It is aimed at combating an annual V job death rate of -14,500, in addition to 2 million job-related injuries. - : . Nixon signed the bill during ceremonies at the Labor Department. The law provides that the secretary of labor will draft, with advice from labor and business groups, a set of health and safety standards. He also will administer the s t and a r d s through labor department inspectors. A n independent three- member, board, appointed by the President and subject to Senate confirmation, will enforce the standards. The law represented only half-a-loaf for labor, which wanted, standard-setting and enforcement left to the labor secretary while the administration and business groups wanted an independent board se't standards and the second separate board to enforce them. The new standards and the second separate board to enforce them,'., , ^ The new . standards, when IHuly effective, will afect every industry not now covered by federal standards, such as railroads and mines, and will supersede state standards if they are not at least .as tough as the new federal regulations. The aw provides that 120 \days from today, an "interim" set of standards, Consisting of the current regulations affecting railroads and mines as well as so-called "national consensus"' health' and safety standards enacted voluntarily by industry, will prevail nationwide until the .permanent new regulations are drafted by the secretary. Illinois ' * . "' roll call • WASHINGTON (AP) Here is how Illinois' senators voted Monday when the Sente in a 49-21 roll call acted to strip trade quota and welfare reform provisions from the bill increasing Social Security and welfare benefits: Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III, D-fll., voted for the motion. Sen. Charles W. Percy, R-Ill., was absent. highway program has the biggest pfice tagjn th* state's MsTofy, ft represents the smaflgst 6vWafl increase the Ogitvie administration has made. Robert Kfoffst, chief highway engineer for District 8, said the whopping allocation for the district should represent a challenge .to contractors and union halls. "1 hope they (contractors and unions) just roll up their g t t flow, bid to and an they have to in '71 state road plans "AB mi wot! is thde new, aftef it. We're gHng to nave work coming ert otff eats fbt the next 10 yeai s." The District 8, package includes $30.5 / million for primary aftd urban wads 1 and $75~.5 million for interstate. do is The allocation was only to District One second which Mcfodes coofc county. Ogllvie described his 1971 Wtd program as "esSfMifely ambitious", but it fen way short of both the $194 million the governor added to the highway program m \m and the $129.8 million increase made in 1970. The primary reason for the small increase in 1971 road building funds was the Supreme Court decision invalidating the Illinois High- way twist Afftftorfty, which was to provide $2 billion for highway construction over a 10 - year period. The highway authority violated the 1870 constitution's $250,066 ceiling on state indebtedness, the higb court ruled. However, Ogilvie has indicated that adoption of the state's new constitution paves the way for a new version of the highway trust authority. Largest of the District 8 appropriations is a $2.2 million for the pregrading for the Berm Highway — a 4.36 mile stretch between Henry Street and the new bridge at Rte. 3 in Wood River. The division of highways was expected to ask for bids on the project at either the Jan. 20 or March 4 bid opening, providing Congress approves a federal aid high- way bill lor states by that time. The appropriation for the Berm Highway marks the third consecutive year an allocation for that project has been included in the state road program. Moreover, money for the improvement of a portion of the dangerous Rte. 140, from Powder Mill Road to the Bethalto city limits has been re-appropriated for the last five years. Grading fof reconstruction of a 1.68 mile stretch on Rte. 140, between Cottage Hflla Road to Bethalto is underway, and the new highway program has allocated $700,000 for the construction of the four-lane concrete road. Another portion of the improvement, an estimated $1.1 million re-construction (See Page 2 Col. 1). Vol. 135, No, 294 Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene and Calhoun Counties .EGRAPH Alton telewat* Printing CO., I87o said. The certificates were presented a day before GoV. Ogilvie told of the highway construction program for Illinois, which includes $106 / million for district 8 roads. The five Alton men were among the first trained under the program initiated through the governor's Equal Opportunity Commission and the Metro • -East Labor Council which represented the blacks. Implementation o f ,'the training program brought an ,end to a two ,- year freeze of federal highway con - struction funds in Madison St. Clair Counties because of discrimination against blacks on road building jobs. Since inception of the program early this year, 60 trainees have been assigned to jobs. Alton, Illinois, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 1970 16 PAGES Price lOc Est. Jan. 15, 1836 ress Gulley job . , Having torn up a section of track on a bridge on the railroad line between Keren and Asmara, 'guerrillas of the Eritrean Liberation Front shunt a captured train into the ravine below. Guerrillas are in revolt against Ethiopian regime of Emperor Haile Selassie. Photo and caption from Syrian photographer Ahmad Abu Soda, who claims to have spent a month with : the guerrillas. (AI Wirephoto) By BILL McFADIN Telegraph Staff Writer A Wood River man was in with th& men, Moore. She said she had of his former.-'wife from the home of her present husband. Earl Davis,. 37, was nabbed by/ Wood River and East Alton .police Monday after they surrounded the trailer home that held his former wife, Ruth Davis Mo6re, 36. Mrs. Moore refused to sign kidnaping charges against her former husband but Lester Moore from, whose trailer home in East Alton she' was removed signed complaints against Davis of criminal charges: against his property. Other charges against Davis were for disorderly ! conduct for threats made ^against Moore and Mrs. Moore and for failure to have a firearms identification card. Mrs. Moore told police of complex marital relations five She divorced married Davis years ago. . She told police she obtained a Mexican divorce from Davis while they lived in California. She returned;to this area and re-married Moore two months ago. However,- she had a baby about a week ago from her marriage to Davis. She told police she has recently been told by an attorney tjiat her Mexican divorce from Davis was not legal. Mrs. Moore said sie had returned to Moore's home to care for older children she and Moore had had while married previously. She told police officer Thomas Hettick pf Bait Alton that Davis had broken into the' Moore house Monroe .by kicking front door and break ng the at in 633 the two die in wre CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands (UPI) - As the Trans-Caribbean Airways 727 Jetliner 'touched down at Harry S,: Truman International Airport, the 55 persons aboard heard a cracking noise and the plane broke up and burst into flames. Fifty-three managed to crawl and scramble to safety, Two died in the wreckage. The jet was arriving on a flight from New York after a stop a t San Jyan, P.R., when it crash-landed Monday afternoon. Federal Aviation Ad' ministration FAA investigators arrived from Miami -Monday night god there was speculation the plane may have been trying, to gain altitude for another approach after : the pilot misjudged the first approach. FAA officials refused comment. The two dead were identified as Victor Vanyo, 10, and bis father, John Vanyo, of Berkeley Heights. N.J. Vanyo's wife, three daughters and an infant son were among the 20 persons hospitalized, Aviation authorities said the runway at Truman Airport seemed certain to come under criticism from tt$ FAA. The strip is 4,650 feet Jong, nearly -4,000 snorter than roast sir- ports capable of handling big The jet bounced as it touched down and one of the wheels flew off as the plane shot down the. runway, The jet knocked down a cyclone fence, ripped out power lines and broke into three pieces as it plowed 200 feet up a hill. Pearl Thomas, 41, of New York City, said there was a cracking sound as the plane touched down. "The plane was shaking all over. The seats in front of me came unbolted. I looked to ti^e left and saw fire with glass flying all over. People were tumbling up and down toe aisles." "J heard people screaming," she said. "I tliought'Qii.myGod! 1 " lock. Mrs. Moore said she and Davis had lived in Califoriria, but had separated. She said she came back to this area in September to have her baby. Davis, she said, had just found out where she was. Hettick asked if the threat Davis reportedly made to kill her had any basis. "He will," she answered. Later, at the police station, Moore, Davis, East Aljon police Officer Carlos Gillis, Hettick and Mrs. Moore talked about the incident. During that interview, Davis told the other couple that neither would be safe anywhere in the state, police said. Mrs. Moore and Davis have a daughter four-years-old and the new baby, she told police. Sunday night, she said, Davis came to the hpuse and "wanted to see me and the baby. He threatened to kill us both if I vdidn't go' with him." . She said he showed her a black automatic 32-caliber pistol in his car. Police found ammunition for such a weapon on Davis, but did not find a gun on him or in his .car. But police charged-him on the gun complaint because he had the bullets in his possession. Police repprts showed an incident that preceded the removal of Mrs. Moore from Davis' trailer home. Moore had called Wood River pplice to report that his wife was at Davis' trailer home against her will. Police went to Davis' home but Mrs. Moore denied she was being held agajnst her will. However, she said she wanted to leave and .police escorted her to,the home of .Moore. Four hours later, according to police, Pavis came to the Moore home, and took her away. , Bond for Davis was set at $175 cash. At his arrest, Davis gave bis address as Lot No. 3 at the Brushy Grove Trailer Court in Wood River, Big driver's license was issued in California and his car still bear s California plates. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed early today a $1.8-billion appropriations bill providing $255 million in assistance for Cambodia and $500 million to help bolster the armed forces of Israel. That bill was sent to President Nixon amid a burst of midnight speed that also produced an effort to settle the foreign policy dispute stalling the $jB6.6-billion defense appropriations bill. In a scant 10 minutes, the Senate dealt with two issues that have been among the legislative tangles blocking the path to adjournment of the 91st Congress. Another controversy was unraveled earlier Monday, as the Senate dropped welfare reform and trade legislation in i an attempt to beat the calendar and. salvage a $6.5- billion-a-year increase in Social Security benefits. The Social Security measure, on x which a final vote could come late today, also would provide a $l-billion increase in welfare payments for some 3 million aged, blind and disabled Americans. But, with the 91st Congress expiring at noon Sunday, little time is left for a House-Senate conference on Social Security. The supplemental appropriations bin includes more than $1 billion'worth of foreign aid for Asia and the Middle East. Its course was prepared .before the Christmas recess, when Congress approved legislation authorizing the spending, but forbidding use of ground combat forces or military advisers'in Cambodia. The big defense money bill, has been blocked by controversy about restrictions on the use of U.S. forces in Southeast Asia outside of South Vietnam. In that one, the Senate had prohibited use of ground combat troops in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. But in conference with the House a waiver was added, declaring the ban would hot prevent President Nixon from taking any steps he deemed necessary to promote safe and orderly withdrawal of American forces from South Vietnam, or to win release of U.S. prisoners of war. A bloc led by Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., opposed that provision. To get around the dispute, the Senate rejected the compromise defense money measure, forcing a new round of conferences with the House. The new negotiations are expected to produce a bill stripped of the waiver. The long night's work left the stalemate over -a $210- million appropriation for the supersonic transport plane as the major obstacle looming in the path of adjournment. The $210-million figure for the SST was set by a conference committee; after the Senate .had cut off funds for the plane and the House approved the full $290 million asked by the Nixon administration. The Social Security bill, authorizes raises of 10 to 56 per -cent :fpr about; 26 million recipients, setting a new $100 minimum monthly individual payment and $150 for couples. It faces an uncertain future in negotiating sessions with the House, which approved a 5 per cent increase. For more than six hours Monday night, the Senate whittled away at a stack of amendments to the bill, making one major change by raising to $2,400 a year the amount a Social Security recipient can earn without losing any of his benefits. That amendment, proposed by Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-I11., was approved on a 52-9 vote. By prying Social.Security increases loose from the "bit- the convening date for the new Congress, and White House sources said President Nixon will sign it. The White House had indicated earlier that if Nixon did not get the action he sought on stalled portions of h i s legislative program, particularly the family assistance program of welfare reform, he might veto the resolution and thus compel Congress . to convene im- mediately. The House reconvened today from its Christmas recess, anxious to adjourn for good. Sen. Hugh Scott, R-Pa., the minority leader, warned that House members—and . the quorum it takes to do business there—may soon become scarce. "While they can't adjourn without us, they can leave without Us," Scott said. Angry Basque nationalists vow vengeance BURGOS, Spain (AP) — Basque nationalists swore vengeance today against the military judges who,s,entenced six Basques to death and nine others to a total of 351 years in prison. "There will be retaliation," one member of the Basque terrorist organization ETA warned after the court handed down the sentences Monday. He singled out Capt. Antonio Torncoso de Castro, the legal adviser to the court-martial, and. another ETA source said of De Castro: "He better have a bodyguard." Denunciations of the death sentences and appeals, for clemency poured into Madrid from around the world, and Basque sympathizers or foes of t he Franco regime held cities terly contested family assistance program and -demonstrations in restrictive trade legislation, throughout Europe. the Senate managed to clear a route around one obstacle to adjournment. The House and Senate already have adopted a resolution setting Jan. 21 as Some led to violence. In San Sebastian, the Basque capital youths roamed the streets Monday night overturning cars and smashing windows. A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish Consulate in Rome but caused no significant damage. More than 260 demonstrators broke into the Spanish Embassy in Brussels and ransacked some of the rooms. Defense lawyers for the 15 Basques filed appeals to the military commander of Burgos, but it appeared unlikely that he would accept them. If he does not and signs the death • warrants, only clemency from Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the Spanish chief of state, can stop the executions before a firing squad. Franco, facing his worst crisis since the Spanish civil war, met with his Cabinet to discuss whether he should commute the death sentences. INSIDE Unchanged Wednesday Low 23; High 44 (Complete weather page B-l) A-4 Editorial . . . Rough runways ahead for airport. Strike . . . . • . A-2 Mediator says both sides in U.E. strike seem ready to settle. Prophecy . . . . A-J Planning agency predicts boom for East Side. Family . . . . . A-« Delightful apple molded salads .for post-holiday buffets. Sports B-2 Errors scuttle Redbirds. Nine supervisors feared open roll call on Klenke By JOE MELOSI Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - Nine members of the Madison County Board of Supervisors who pledged secret ballot support of Lester Klenke in his bjd for supervisor of assessments switched their votes when an open roll call was ordered Dec. 22, the Telegraph was told today. They feared the retaliation of Hartold Landojt, chairman of the board, who favored Pale Hilt, the Telegraph was told. The board cast 29 votes for Hilt, board of review clerk, and 15 votes for Klenke, giving Hilt the $14,000 a year job. Klenke backers told the Tetegraph that if a secret ballot had not been overuled by Assistant State's Attorney Marshall Smith, Klenke would haye ended up with 24 votes and Hilt with 20. Nine members had privately pledged their votes to Klenke prior to the board meeting and said they would do so only by secret ballot. They said they feared that board chairman Landolt would take reprisal If they voted against Hilt on the roll call. Landolt, who has the power to remove members from choice committees, has worked closely with Hilt as chairman of the board of review and favored him for the assessment supervisor post. Hilt socred a 71 on the fourth test given while Klenke scored 70. Klenke, an accountant from Holiday Shores, scored 77 on the third test. Two previous tests were given and no one passed, according to the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs. Failing grades on all tests were never made public even to candidates who asked about their scores. Klenke reportedly tried to find out how he scored on the first two tests but was told that only the passing grades disclosed. Klenke backers told the Telegraph that an air of suspicion surrounded the testing process because of the secrecy involved. State officials told the Telegraph that they could not disclose the failing grades, to spare anyone from embarrassment. The officials said law requires they make available only the failing grades. Klenke supporters criticized Smith for blocking a secret ballot attempt. Smith said a secret ballot could not be taken unless signed by voting members. Foster township supervisor Thomas Harris and Moro township supervisor Henry Nolle pressed for a secret ballot, . contending that the county board had done it twice before. They said that secret ballots were taken when i-eon Scroggins was appointed state's attorney and Leonard Davis was appointed to fill mid-term vacancies prior to 1968. In blocking the secret ballot attempt, Smith said the state's attorneys office felt the action would be illegal. Jn the roll call vote, Nolte, who nominated Klenke, votea for him. Harris vote4 for Hilt. The names of nine supervisors who pledged seem ballot support of Klenke were not revealed by Klenke supporters. y

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