Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 4, 1971 · Page 2
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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Monday, Jan. 4, 1971 At Chicago budget meeting High board-SIU may clash By DOUG THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer CHICAGO - The Illinois State Board of Higher Education, (BHE) with its merciless budget-slashing staff, may run head-on into a fed-up Southern Illinois University when it meets to consider operating budgets here Tuesday. SIU's $104,360,478 operating budget is up for approval, but the BHE staff is recommending at least $16 million in cuts from the budget, including university plans to buy Parks Air College from financially - troubled St. Louis University. SIU officials are unhappy with the staff recommendation to delete the Parks purchase from the budget and plan to protest the action. Also, university officials feel the BHE is singling SIU out. from other state universities and cutting its budget more heavily. The BHE last month trimmed SIU's Edwardsville campus capital budget from $30 million to $9 million and the Carbondale campus budget, from $28 million to $4 million. No other state - supported university was hit that hard and sources in the BHE say the SIU operating budget "was one of the hardest hit" for this month. John S. Rendelman, chancellor of the Edwardsville campus, will be in Chicago for the board meeting, but has not said yet what he will do in protest of the budget cuts. "I'll be there, but I don't know wha! I'll do," he said. Ftendleman led the unsuccessful fight last month against a tuition increase recommendation by the higher board. The tuition situation may be brought up before the bo.T'd again Tuesday since statewide opposition has been mounting against the move. Boards of regents at Northem Illinois University, Sangamon State University and Illinois State Universities took a public stand against the increase last month and resolutions are being prepared for other boards, including SIU's board of trustees. The BHE is also caught in a bind over its confusing approval of an equally confusing formula for financing of junior colleges. At its Dec. 1 meeting, the board passed the financing plan, although several board members said afterwards they did not remember if they passed the plan or not. The resolution may be reconsidered after it is brought up Tuesday. Congress quits; impasse remains By WILLIAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON (AP) - The 91st Congress, its early accomplishments largely overshadowed by frustrations Nairn can hold 2 posts, Scott rules Attorney General William Scott of Illinois has issued an opinion that one person may serve as both mayor and sheriff simultaneously. In answer to a question by Jersey County State's Attorney Alvin H. Petilt. No reason for the request was given by Petitt but Gerald Nairn presently serves as Jersey County sheriff and mayor of Grafton. The attorney general said incompatability may arise "where faithful performance of duty within a deslpated office prevents or interferes with that of another office. "Such circumstances would forbid one person from holding both offices simultaneously." Scott also said that in- compatability may occur where specifically prohibited by either the constitution or statutory law. Referring to the offices of mayor and sheriff, .Scott said, "I find no specific constitutional or statutory provision which makes these offices incompatable. of the post-election session, has passed into history, only 19 days before a new House ami Senate take-over. Procrastination in the earlier months and refusal to gear Its horse-and-buggy machinery to the space age created a session-end impasse which Jong hours and long talk could not overcome. Adjournment came Saturday afternoon after the Senate agreed to a House- passed resolution shifting the debate over the supersonic transport plane to the 92nd Congress. The compromise allows funding of the 1,800- m i 1 e - a n - h o u r plane and continues Transportation Department spending through March 30. Some major bills lost in the adjournment shuffle were victims of such Senate filibusters as those over the SST and restrictions on the president's use of troops in Southeast Asia. One talkathon lasted almost two months. Adding to the crush allowed to pile up for the lame-duck session were long weekends and lengthy holiday recesses earlier in the year and a one- month summer vacation. The traditional four-day congressional week just didn't work. Although official records for the two-year session show an elapsed time of about 700 days, the Senate worked only 207 days and the House 164. During that period, the annual salary of congressmen rose from $30,000 to $42,500. Swept under the rug in the hasty adjournment cleanup were such major proposals as Suit charges 'bypass' gimmick An agreement between contractors and the Metro- East Labor Council Inc., to train blacks for highway construction jobs has been used to bypass .1 union apprenticeship program, the Tri- Countics District Council of Carpenters have charged in a suit. The area carpenters' bargaining association filed suit in U.S. District Court against the Southern Illinois Builder's Association and the H. H. Hall Construction Co. of East St. Louis. The builders association and construction company have been ordered by the court to reply to the charges in 20 days. Meanwhile, the union is seeking a temporary restraining order and a permanent injunction, seeking to prohibit the builder 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 by Alton Telegraph Printing Company PAUL S. COUSLEY President, General Manager. STEPHEN A. COUSLEY. Editor & Assistant to the Publisher. RICHARD A. COUSI.EY, Vice President and Classified Mgr. HENRY H. McADAMS, Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (The Associated PreBB U exclusively entitled to the use of publication uf all news dispatcher credited in this paper and to the local news published herein.) Subscription price: By carrier, (iOc weekly, J2.60 per calendar month; by mall $16.00 a year, $8.50 six months in Illinois and Missouri. $24.00 a year, $13.00 six months In all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted in towns where carrier delivery ts available. Second Class Postage paid at Alton, Illinois 62002 association and construction company from aiding any agreement with the Metro- East Labor Council — a group established to represent minority groups under a program by Gov. Richard H, Ogllvic. The suit also asks the court to direct the defendants to start an appronlicc training program covered in the contract between the unions and builders. Unions, according to the suit, have been attempting to place on jobs those certified for apprentice training and the builders asociation has refused to cooperate with the Metro-East Labor Council. o good reason to INSURE with US.. welfare reform, a far- reaching foreign trade bill, increases in Social Security benefits and payments, and proposed constitutional amendments dealing with women's rights and electoral college reform. All of them except the Social Security bill had passed the House, only to die in the Senate. The Social Security bill died in conference. The 92nd Congress convening Jan. 21 with more than 50 new faces may revive some or all of them. But they must run the entire legislative gauntlet because all legislation not passed died with the 91st. The frustration of many House members over Senate inactivity was put into heated words in an unprecedented blast by House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan. "The House of Representatives has done its job," Ford told his colleagues in a closing-hours speech which disregarded the rules of comity. "But there is another part of this legislative branch that, in my opinion, has not done its job and I, for one, am fed up with the procrastination, the indecision, the inability to get the job done on the other side of the Capitol .... I just hope and trust that the American people know whore the fault lies." Actually, the 91st Congress enacted many landmark laws and, with Democrats in control, defied the Republican President on several fronts. Its pluses included enactment of laws to: —Ban cigarette advertising from radio and television, effective Jan. 2. —Curb drug abuses, including authority for narcotics agents to search private homes without knocking on the door. — Eventually eliminate air- polluting emissions from automobiles and to penalize industries and shippers who foul the oceans and rivers with industrial discharges. —Curb organized crime and help local law enforcement officials fight crime on the streets. IT COSTS L.KSS THAN OTIIKH8 . . . lir.-c-uuse Millers Mutual is op- i.-nilod for Uio benefit of its policylioldcrs. Through curi'l'ul .srltTtion of risks, we kunp our los.sus to a minimum and pass the savings along to you. Robert E. Muehleman orric« 405-0551 After 6 p.m. 462-1887 MEMBER THE AUDIT BUREAU OP CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract Information on application at the Telegraph business office, 111 East Broadway, Alton, III. 12002. National Advertising Representatives: Branham-Moloney, Inc., New York, Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis. f maim unmui: INSUIAMCI AUTO e MM* —Extend for three years established farm programs and limit, for the first time, subsidy payments to $55,000 per crop to producers of wheat, cotton and feed grains. —Extend for five years a civil rights law designed to protect voting rights of Negroes and, for the first time, lower to 18 years the age of eligibility to vote in elections for federal office. —Extend for three years the federal food stamp program which provides for national eligibility standards and free stamps to families earning under $300 a month. It imposes work requirements as a condition for receiving tlu; coupons. —Spell out federal health and safety standards for protection of 80 million American workers. —Block nationwide rail strikes (on two occasions) and give rail workers a 13.5 per cent, wage hike. A separate measure cleared the track for guaranteed loans up to $125 million for railroads in financial difficulties, mainly the giant Penn Central system. —Appropriate about $138.2 billion of the $140.1 billion in new funds requested by President Nixon for government agencies for the fiscal year ending next June 30. —Authorize appropriations up to $3.1 billion to help bus, subway and commuter mass transit systems make capital improvements. —Extend and expand major education programs for three years with a ceiling cost of $24.6 billion subject to actual appropriations. —Create an independent federal agency operated by a nine - member board of governors to run the Post Office Department and fix postal rates. — Extend unemployment compensation coverage to 4.7 million more workers and provide additional benefits. — Establish a 10-year program to help finance airport and airways improvements, with an increase of 60 per cent in air passenger taxes. —Revise and overhaul the federal lax structure, including lax cuts for most individuals and a 15 per cent increase in Social Security benefits that went into effect Jan. 1, 1970. This was a 1969 act not connected with the 1970 Social Security bill that died with adjournment. — Make family-planning services available to anyone requesting them. —Make free or low-priced school lunches available to 8 million people from poverty- level families and increase the number of children eligible for the lunches. Numerous other laws provided for new and extended programs for community health centers, mental health care, training aid for medical students, consumer protection curbs on issuance of credit cards, pay raises for government civilian and military personnel, and increases in benefits for disabled veterans and in educational help for ex-servicemen. Burning (Continued from Page One) on a contract for the state and permission to burn came from the state. "State construction crews are our biggest violators of the open burning law," Hawkins said, "Because the states lets them come in and then gives them permission to burn." Hawkins said proposed changes in the open burning law will be discussed Wednesday at a public hearing before the Air Pollution Control Board Wednesday at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. "One of the proposed changes would allow open burning of trees in situations like this," he said. Rodger Elble, Wood River Township supervisor, received complaints from Forest Homes and Cottage Hills residents about the smoke from the burning. He took the complaints to Hawkins and the Telegraph. Elble today commended Hawkins for his action on the burning and said he was "pleased with the results." On a CRUD binge Thirteen-year-old Eric Ellenbogen, an ecology buff, stands beside one of the collection stations for glass containers he has established in his hometown of Beverly Hills, Calif. Eric calls his project CKUI), for Coalition for Recycling and Usage of Disposables. (AP Wire- phoio) Cambodian areas also bomlmd B52s hit Red posts in South Vietnam By GKORGK KSPER SAIGON (AP) — U.S. B52 bombers attacked North Vietnamese positions in South Vietnam today for the first time in a month after intelligence reports of a new buildup in the northwestern part of the country. Six of the Stratofortresses dropped 180 tons of bombs less than half a mile from the demilitarized zone and the Laotian border, and at the head of the A Shau valley 60 miles to the southeast along the Laotian border. The U.S. Command said the targets were "infiltration routes, storage sites, bunkers, base camps and staging areas." Since last October, the B52s have been used almost entirely against the Ho Chi Minn trail, trying to cut the movement of supplies and reinforcements before they reach South Vietnam. During the past three months, the big bombers have flown nearly 3,000 sorties against targets in Laos, compared to about 100 in South Vietnam. A sortie is one flight by one B52, each carrying 30 tons oi' bombs. The North Vietnamese usually move the bulk of their supplies south between October and May, when the dry season prevails over Laos and roads and trails are passable. On the battlefields, South Vietnamese troops backed by bombers and artillery reported 21 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong killed Sunday in scattered clashes in the U Minn forest deep in the Mekong Delta. Field reports said four South Vietnamese soldiers were killed and 12 wounded. No major battlefield action involving American troops was reported. But the U.S. C o m m a n d said three Americans were killed and 14 wounded in a small firefight and in booby trap and mine explosions in various parts of the country. In Cambodia, government forces sweeping an area two miles south of Prey Totung, on Highway 7 about 40 miles northeast of Phnom Penh, clashed with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. 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