Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 31, 1970 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, December 31, 1970
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AH«ft fretting Telegraph Thursday, Dec. 31, 1970 QiiMtian campaign School merger launched ly L. ALLEN KLOPK Telegraph Staff Writer An East Alton school teacher win launch a one • man campaign next week as he circulates petitions that have the eventual goal of bringing Wood Rivr Town- ships overlapping school districts into one district. Donald Crist, a 4th grade teacher at Blair School in East Alton, needs 200 signatures from residents in East Alton, Wood River and Hartford to present to the county superintendent of schools. The superintendent could reject the petitions, Crist said, but if he accepts them, then a hearing will have to be called on the issue before a referendum can be held. Crist claims that the three districts, two elementary and one high schools collectively, are losing over $500,000 annually in state aid because they are not a unit district such as Alton or Bethalto or Roxana, which have both high school and elementary schools in their district. Crist said the office of the superintendent of public in s t r u c t i o n discriminates against the dual districts, or those which have separate districts for the elementary schools and high schools, as they do in East Alton and Wood River. Russia commutes sentences Jews win reprieve from death MOSCOW (AP) - The Supreme Court of the Russian Republic today commuted the death sentences of the two Jews convicted of treason on 'Christmas Eve in the Leningrad hijack case. the court reduced the sentences of Edward Kuznetsov, 31, and Mark Dymshits, 43, to 15-year terms in a labor camp. It also reduced the labor camp terms given in Leningrad to three other defendants but upheld the other six sentences. The trial and sentencing of the Jews set off a storm of protests in Western .Europe, Israel and the United States, and a number of foreign governments and leaders appealed to the. Soviet government for clemency. The appeal court reversed the death sentences less than 24 hours after Generalissimo Francisco Franco, the Spanish chief of state, commuted the death sentences of six Basque nationalists, and Russians sympathetic" to the Leningrad defendants said the Russian court undoubtedly was influenced by Franco's action. The 11 defendants—nine Jews and two Gentiles—were arrested in June as they prepared to board a small Soviet airliner in Leningrad for Finland. At the trial, which began Dec. 15 and ended Christmas Eve, the Jews admitted planning to hijack the plane because the Soviet government refused to let them emigrate to Israel. They were charged with treason. "In considering their appeals," the Soviet news agency Tass reported, "the Supreme Court proceeded from the fact that the hijack attempt was averted in time and that under the Soviet law the death penalty is an exceptional measure of punishment." The court acted after a hearing that lasted a day and a half. Barred -from the courtroom, supporters of the defendants stood outside the building in the rain and snow as the arguments went on inside. Kuznetsov, who had a pistol when he was arrested, was b.'r d e r e d confined under "especially strict regime," meaning he will be allowed only one visitor a year, a subsistence diet of about one third the number, of calories required to sustain good health, and no food parcels from outside. Dymshits, who was to have flown the plane, was sentenced to "strict regime" confinement, meaning reduced visiting and mail privileges and fewer food parcels than ordinary inmates. Friends of the defendants said Kuznetsov's confinement would be "like a slow death" because of the poor diet and prolonged isolation. But "it's better than a fast death," one said. Yule cease-fire was costly Allied forces observe truce for '71 New Year's holiday Wet night coming up (Continued from Page One) to count on reservations: "Most of the'' finer restaurants are sovliusy New Year's Eve, they dbfndt take reservations they may not be able to keep," he said, . Many businesses. will have the annual "office party" while others will send em- ployes home early. All city halls and county offices in the Telegraph area, except Wood .River and Madison County will dose at noon. Wood River will stay open because it is the last day to withdraw from the city primary and Madison County will simply be "open as usual until 5 p.m." according to County Cle,rk Eulalia Hotz. Many Catholics in. the area will be attending evening masses to fulfill the January 1 holiday obligation for the feast of the Circumcision of Christ. Protestant Churches will offer social "watch parties" for their members. It will also be a night of watching for employes of the American Oil Co. whose contract is up at midnight as they prepare to go on strike. By RICHARD PYLE Associated Prss Writer SAIGON (AP) - U.S. and South Vietnamese forces began observing a 24-hour New Year's cease-fire tonight as the allied commands announced sharp increases in their casualties last week despite the Christmas truce. The U.S. Command said 41 Americans were killed in action, 18 more than the week before, while South Viet- anmese combat dead increased from 266 to 301 last week. Enemy casualties dropped, however, with 1,250 reported killed last week compared with 1,433 a week earlier. An American spokesman said there was no major upsurge in battlefield action to account for the increases but there were numerous small contacts. He said the American total also probably was increased by some "plllover,". deaths... the previous week that-; had' not been included in that total, which was the lowest in more than five years. Another 141 Americans were reported wounded last week, 26 less than the week before, the U.S. Command said. • A total of 44,208 Americans now have been killed in action in the Vietnam war and 293,224 have been wounded, according to the U. S. Command- With the start of the New Year's truce, allied forces were instructed to cease all Rendleman ^never suspected 9 (Continued from Page One) home in Vienna. "Also, I wanted to see if I could find out where the money came from. I've spent two months trying to find out and I don't know any more now than then," Rendleman said. "This type of thing wasn't like Paul. As long as I knew the man, I would never have thought he would stash money like this," he said. The hidden cash puts the Powell estate at more than $2 million, Rendleman said, twice the value he estimated at the time of Powell's death. If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:80 p.m. phone 465-6641 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Published^Dally b^ Alton Telegraph Editor Vice President and Classified Mgr. „ HENRY H McADAMS, Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER OF _ THE ASSOCIATED PKgSS (The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication o? all news dltpatches credited in this paper and to the local news pub„ . , , llined herein.) ^Wr'P'ISn..prices By carrier, 80c er calendar month; $8.50 ' "If he has any money hidden anywhere else," I haven't found it yet," he said. "I believe we have everything now." Rendleman said he will file a detailed inventory of the Powell estate soon in the Circuit Court's office in Vienna, county seat of Johnson County within a few months. The $800,000 will be placed in the perpetual trust established in the will and administered by the First Hewlett (Continued from Page One) Scott, said the attorney general planned no investigation of the hidden money. "Paul may have been eccentric — something like this is always startling — but its not necessarily Machiavellian, It should be presumed, if it's his money, that it's part of his estate. There's nothing wild about it except to have that kind of coin laying around — or to have that kind of coin." National Bank of Matoon. Melvin C. Lockard, a member of the SIU board of Trustees, is president of the bank. Rendleman, in the meantime, will continue to try and locate the source of the money and the reason, if any, for its secrecy. "There have been no outside claims made to Paul's estate and I know of no one who knows the reason for this money," he said. Disclosure of the cache has sparked discussion and speculation throughout the state, although no one yet has offered a reasonable explanation for the cash. "When a man dies, you really find out how little you know about him," Rendleman said. "You find out all kinds of things." combat operations except in self-defense until 6 p.m. Friday — 5 a.m. EST. The Viet Cong proclaimed a 72-hour cease-fire beginning 17 hours before the allied truce- but the Saigon government reported that the enemy broke his cease-fire 20 minutes after it stared win a lightning attack that killed 19 persons at a hamlet 24 miles northwest of Saigon. The victims included 15 members of the People's Self- Defense Force, or home guard, two local militia soldiers, the hamlet chief and his deputy. The raid was over in two minutes, the raiders didn't lose a man, and they made off with a member of the self-defense force who a U.S. adviser said may or may not have been in league with them. A few hours later, Australian Airliner crashes DACCA, East Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani airliner with 32 persons aboard crashed this morning about 150 miles northeast of Dacca, and first reports said there were 15 survivors. The plane, a Fokker Friendship of the Pakistan International Airline?, crashed at Shamshernagar, in the Sylhet district. There were 28 passengers and four crew members aboard. Senate oks new booklet WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate, struggling to complete its work before the 9lst Congress expires, approved Tuesday night a resolution authorizing government printing of a booklet entitled: "Our American Gpvernment and How It Works: 1,001 Questions and ganswers." Correction A n article published Wednesday announcing a drug abuse program at the Main Street United Methodist Church said that the program would be held that day at 7 p.m. The correct date for the program will be Wednesday, Jan. 6. . . by mall $16.00 a vear, months In Illinois and six Missouri. Mall subscriptions not accepted in towni where carrier delivery it Second Clas? Postage paid at Alton. Illinois — K - Best of Luck To you, our wishes for a year that's just right, and our genuine gratitude for your faithful patronage. Open New Year's Day 9 AM, f« 7 P,M, ZIKE PHARMACY flat E. Airline Qjr. Rosewood Heights Dial ?58*2«63 FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY MONTICELLO PLAZA EASTGATE DRUG STORES BONUS EAGLE STAMPS FOB SAVING MONEY... (NOT SPENDING IT). SAVE ST, $50.00 $100.00 $1,000 to $4,099 $6,000 ot Afore 500 1,000 8,000 4,000 EAST THIB • PHQN AMTQN infantrymen ambushed a Viet Cong force of about 100 men 60 miles southeast of Saigon and killed 21 of them without taking any casualties of their own. The U.S- Command in Saigon disclosed details of a 10-day series of air raids that it claimed knocked out a giant North Vietnamese supply complex on the Ho Chi Minn trail in southeastern Lads. One Air Force" spokesman said the raids were the most successful of the year in terms of results. More than 200 U.S. Air Force and Navy fighter- bombers took part in the raids, backed up by B52 bombers. Antiaircraft fire was heavy, .but no planes were reported lost, officials said. Spokesmen said an increase in enemy activity in the area along the Se Kong River had been noted in early November. Then two Air Force spotter pilots, 1st Lt- John R. Browning of Wilmette, 111., and Capt. Norman J. Monnig of Tucson, Ariz., spotted some trucks pulling off a road into the jungle. v They called in air strikes, and "we got explosions like I've never seen before," Monning reported. the first wave of plans set off 4,000 secondary blasts, sources reported The teacher said the state formula is so designed to encourage dual districts to merge into unit districts. Crist said Jerome Pddesva, superintendent of East Alton Elementary District 13, is stalling for time by saying the districts are compiling data on the discrimination issue. fodesva told the Telegraph the three districts are trying to determine if there is such discrimination, and if it does exist, then get it corrected so that dual districts are treated the same as unit districts regarding state aid monies. Podesva also said that if the school board and citizens of East Alton want to con* solidate, then he will do what they want, but until then, "We will maintain our study of discrimination regarding the state finding". Henry Studnicki, superintendent of East'- Alton - Wood River Community High School District 14, said: "1 would hate to see this petition circulated before a complete study is made, on the discrimination o n funds matter. The high school board favors this study," he said. "This matter is being worked on, perhaps too slow for some people, but I know the three superintendents have been to Springfield on the - funding, and will be meeting again, next month to see if a solution -can be found," Studnicki said. H a r 1 a n Nash, superintendent of Wood River Hartford Elementary District 15, said consolidation is up to the people in the three districts. "If such an election is held, then the people in the districts will be the ones to make the decision." Crist told the .Telegraph that he has no committee working with him, but hopes to enlist some help before the petitions are circulated next week. "I know there are several who are definitely in the consolidation," he said. Going up in smoke This collection ctf occult material will meet a fiery end tonight at tie Edwards Street Assembly of -God Church. The billical reference refers to Acts 19:19 which says that the magicians burned their accessories after receiving Christ. Loading the cage with material are Giry Little, Larry Camerer, Gary Bridges and Paul Wilson, who aided in the church's youth center. Sheriff to live in apartment EDWARDSVILLE — A plan county board. It will be acted - supervisor of assessm plan approved Wednesday provides Madison County Sheriff John Maeras with a $165-a-month rental allowance for apartment living quarters and consolidates the sheriff's office under one roof. Under the plan, the sheriff's office would be moved from the courthouse to rooms in the county jail building which for years served as living quarters for the sheriff. The space in the courthouse to be vacated by the sheriff's office would be taken over by the new supervisor of assessments Dale Hilt and his office staff. the plan came out of a joint meeting between the emergency committee and the county jail committee of the county on at the Jan. 13 session of the board. Under the plan, the sheriff will be given the $15!) a month housing allowance for an apartment on Wjst Union Street. Utilities and groceries are not included in the allowance. Dan Churovich, :nember of the emergency committee, said the plan wil! save the county money ir the efficiency to be gained from consolidation of tlje sheriff's office and placing the assessments the board of supervisor adjacent tb review. F t. Russell Township Supervisor W. G. Suessen said that the county will be saved the expense of finding a separate 'office for the supervisor of assessments. He said the living quarters in the county jail will need remodeling to convert them into offices for the sheriff, but said the cost would amount to no more than the usual remodeling done when a new sheriff takes office. CALIFORNIA 138 SIZE EATING ORANGES 20- $ 1°° Prices Effective Thru Sot., Jqn, 2 3 STORES TO SERVE YOU! 411 Plttsb, Alton • Washington Square, Alton 20 W. Edwardwville Road, Wood River Time is running ouf, bef fer hurry to our ^ear-end nee! Men's Leather Gloves, fur-lined, reg. 6.98 $3.99 Men's Tie-Shirt Set, matched, reg. 7.98 4.77 Men's If" Belts, big buckles, reg. 6.00 • 3.97 Men's $5 to $10 Ties, all widths 2,47 Men's Campus Sweqters, reg. 12.98 to $15 7.90 Men's CPO Jackets, lined, regular 1698 12.77 Men's 30" Coats, lined, reg. 25.98-27.98 19.90 Ladies'Dresses & Sportswear Famous Brands! Good, desirable styles! Sportswear sizes for juniors & misses! Dresses' sizes: petite, junior, miss, half! ON SALE! Reduced 33% to 50% — and, more! Regular i\eguiar •§/ • \/ $7.98 to $33,98 /3 10 72 Ladies' Flats & Mid-Heels, regular tp 16.98 ,..;; $6.97 Ladies' Quilted Robes, $8.00 value 5,77 Lady Wrangler Vest, navy denim, reg. 4.98 2.99 Ladies' Quilted Car-Coats, nylon, reg. 24.98 18.90 Playtex Bras & Girdles, most styles 1,01 to 2.01 OFF Men's Flannel Pajamas, coat, reg. 3 98 2,97 Boys' CPO Shirts, wool blend, reg. $9.00 6,88 Boys' Leather Gloves, fur-lined, reg. 4.98 2,99 Boys' Worm Jackets, regular $18.98 , 14,90 Girls' Sportswear, tops, bottoms, reg. 9.98 5,99 Girls' Quilted Robes, 8 to 12, reg. 6.98 3,99 *• Ktiouw for quality at »en9lble prices! Men, 6 Fri, 8 to 9 mnm Doily 8 to 5 Phone 462-9751 Best Wishes We set the alarm to be right on time in est of New Year greetings. wishing you the cheer?* Eastgute Plaza ' East Alton P. N. from the Managers and Employees with us HIRSCH & CO. Welcome 1971! We hope your visit will be o happy one, We would like to odd our voice to yours, and wish everyone a year filled with health, happiness and prosperity, WILSHIRE VILLAGE-ALTON PLAZA PI ASA CORNERS-CHATEAU OES FLUiR DOWNTOWN WOOD RIYgR All Sfo res Open Saturday, Jan. 3od

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