Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1971 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 5, 1971
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving Mn.di.son, Jersey, Mfirtmpin* Greene find Cnlhonn Counties Vol. 135, No. 299 16 PAGES Allnn, III., Tuesday. January 5, 1971 Price IOC Est. Jan. If?, 1836 4 New' Powell report is seen as political move By DOUG THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer CHICAGO — A biz/are disclosure Monday thai a new horde of $700,000 from the late Secretary of Slate Paul Powell was uncovered in Edwardsville was labeled as a political move by John II e n dl e m a n , Powell's executor, who said an inventory of the estale was sent to three prominent attorneys weeks ago, Rendleman told the Telegraph here Monday night. Rendleman was shocked and "confused" over Attorney General William J. Scott and Gov. Richard B. Ogilive's hastily called press conference Monday in which the attorney general announced that his agents found another hidden cache of money from the Powell estate "in the area of Edwardsville." Scott said that the treasury notes and certificates found in the second horde in Edwardsville were "just like cash 1 ' in an apparent reference to the fact that Scott was counting the treasury bills and certificates in the total $700,000. In his statement Monday according to wire service accounts, he used only the word "cash" which would put the "new" horde on a level with actual cash found in Powell's apartment. "If there is anymore money from Powell's estate in the Edwardsville area, 1 don't know anything about it," the chancelor told the Telegraph in a five hour discussion at the Union League Club here Monday night. Rendleman is chancellor of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Rendleman is in Chicago attending a meeting of the Illinois State Higher Board of Education. In an obvious move to show that he had nothing to hide in handling of the estate, Rendleman then revealed to the Telegraph that he sent a preliminary inventory of Powell's stocks and securities in the Edwardsville Bank and Trust Co. to three different attorneys six weeks ago. Rendleman then named the attorneys as Joseph Lowry, an East St. Louis lax expert; Robert Oxloby, a* former assistant U.S. Attorney in Springfield and' Ford Rend 1 e m a n , the chancellor's father who practices law in Anna. Rendleman said he picked his father in the Powell estate because of his close proximity to Powell's hometown of Vienna. "I have tried to keep this Murder charges to be filed against 4 in Laporte case MONTREAL (AP) Murder charges were to be filed today against four young Quebec separatists found criminally responsible for the kidnap - killing of provincial Labor Minister Pierrle Laporte. Special Prosecutor Jacques Ducros said Paul Rose, 27; his brother Jacques, 23; Francis Simard, 23, and Bernard Lortie, 19, would be arraigned on murder charges this afternoon. Judge Jacques Trahan ruled at a coroner's inquest Monday that the four were responsible for the death of Laporte, who was abducted by the Front de Liberation du Quebec—the FLQ —on Oct. 1(1 and strangled a week later. Paul. Rose, a teacher, was arrested Dec. 28 .with his brother and Simard, both unemployed laborers, in a tunnel under a farmhouse at St. Due, 20 miles southeasl of Montreal. Lortie, a sludent. was arrested in a Montreal apartment Nov. (i. but the police raiders overlooked the other three hiding behind a false wall in a closet. Simard and the Rose brothers appeared at the inquest but refused to testify. Lortie did not appear. None of the four was present when the verdict was'read. During the hearing, two p o 11 c e officers read a statement they said Simard had made but had refused to sign the statement gave this account. above board and there was nothing secret about the inventories I sent to the three attorneys," Rendleman told the Telegraph. The three attorneys were assisting him with the Powell estate, Rendleman said. R e n d 1 e m a n told the Telegraph that he assumed the Scotl-Ogilvie disclosure of a new Powell horde in the Edwardsville area probably referred to securities he had placed in the Edwardsville National Bank and Trust Co. after Powell's death. Rendleman revealed that the lock box at the Edwardsville bank contained no cash — but stocks, securities, time deposits and "other negotiable papers." Included in these, the chancellor said, were bank time certificates, race track and bank stocks including the University Bank of Carbondale which handled SIU accounts. A preliminary inventory of these estale deposits were sent to the three attorneys and a complete inventory will be filed "shortly," Rendleman said. Rendleman announced last week thai he had discovered a cache of more than $800,000 stuffed in a shoe box, brief cases and strongboxes in Voice from the library President Uk-hard Nixon gestures us lie speaks with four network correspondents Monday night in White House library. (Al* Wirephoto) Powell's Springfield apartment and capital office three days after the Secretary of Stale died of a heart attack at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minn. Oct. 10. Rcndlcman deposited the cash in a Springfield bank. Attorney General Scott started n new furor over the Powell fortune Monday when he said an additional horde of more than $700,000 in negotiable treasury bills, bank certificates of deposit and cash was found in the "area of Edwardsville." "The find of $800,000 (in Powell's apartment and office) put the estate over $2 million," Rendleman told the Telegraph. "As far as 1 know, the $700,000 that Scott is talking about, is included in that estimate." The news conference of Scott and Ogilvic was staged in a confused atmosphere after the governor and attorney general conferred for three hours Monday. A few reporters, still working in the Capitol Monday night, were summoned to Ogilvie's office where Ogilvie sat in shirt sleeves puffing on a pipe. Scott did most of the hasty talking, often referring lo a small scrap of paper clasped (Sec I'agc 2 Col. 2) Powell's assets at county seat show 110 cash By ARTHUR .1. THOMASON Telegraph Staff Writer SPRINGFIELD — A 33- page invenlory of the paper assels of the laic Paul Powell kept in a sale deposit box in Edwardsville shows 127 separate transaction's including savings deposits of $215,000, treasury notes of $112,000, and major in- veslmenls in banks, insurance companies and race tracks, a Telegraph investigation uncovered today. The inventory obtained exclusively by the Telegraph from a Springfield tax attorney showed there was no cash in the Edwardsville account set up by Powell's executor John S. Rendleman. As a Telegraph reporter studied the inventory, Rendleman called the attorney from Chicago and ordered the inventory suppressed. The inventory included: 1 . Savings certificates and certificates of deposit amounting to $215,000 in the Drovers State Bank of Vienna, the Bank of Egypt These little piggies went to market This drawing* appearing in flic booh* "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble*" is being challenged by the Illinois I'olicc Association, which has managed to get the children's booh removed from the shelves of local libraries. (Permission to reproduce, the drawing courtesy of Windmill Boohs* Inc. — Simon and Sinister* Inc.). Pig cops irk officials Libraries ban kids' book in Marion, the First Stale Bank of Springfield, the City National Bank of Metropolis, the Illinois National Bank of Springfield. 2. U.S. Treasury bills amounting to $112,000 and made out to the Paul Powell campaign fund. 3. Stock in the following race tracks and the number of shares: May wood Park T r o t I i n g Assn., .'i, r i<l; Mississippi Valley Trolling Inc., 750; Egyptian Trolling Assn. Inc. with John A. Stelle, (i,750; Chicago Downs Assn., 15,800. 4. The inventory also listed stock certificates in the Chicago Harness Racing Inc. amounting to 7,500 but in the name of Patrick O'Neill, and stock certificates in the Fox Valley Trotting Club Inc. tola ling 11,832 shares but in the name of John A. Stelle. 5. Ten shares of the stock of the First National Bank of Cobdon endorsed to Powell from Rendleman on March 22, 1'Jlil. (i. A stock certificate for 125 (See Page 2 Col. 4) »y L. ALLEN KLOI'l'; Telegraph Staff Writer East Alton and Wood River public libraries have taken off the shelves an award-winning children's book which depicts policemen as pigs and the general public as jackasses, the Telegraph was informed today. Their action came following an appeal by the Illinois Police Association and local law enforcement agencies thai the boiik be banned, and a I s o locally these two departments, as well as Belhalto police, are contacting the grade schools, and asking for removal of the book. The book, "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble," is published by Windmill Books, Inc. of Simon & Shuslcr, Inc., and is about a donkey thai is changed into a stone, prompting his parents to seek the help of other animals -including two pig policemen — in looking for their son. The book won the Caldocolt Medal in 11)70 for being the most distinctive picture book for children. The medal is presented by the American Library Association. The offensive drawing — in full color — shows Sylvester's mother and Father, dressed in human clothing, asking two pigs, dressed in police uniforms, lor help in locating their son. In the end, Sylvester is changed from the stono back to a donkey, and is reunited with his parents, but nol to the delight of the I PA, whose secretary - treasurer, Victor J. Will, wrote to all law en- forcemenl agencies in Illinois s e e king their help in banishing I he book. "We should all check our grade'schools and libraries to see if this book is on the shelves for our children to read ... II is recommended reading, and it appears that some of our educators are hell bent to downgrade the law enforcement profession just because a small band of degenerates banded together and referred lo police officers as pigs," said Will's letter. Wilt said the book was published before the police 1 were referred lo as pigs, but that it was copyrighted in l!)li!l, "long after Hie reference to pig was mack!." Wilt concluded his letter: "Liberly and democracy without controls is chaos. You represent this liberty, this democracy and supply I he controls." M r s . Lesler Moran, children's librarian al East Alton, said the book has been removed from I he shelves, temporarily, as Hie library board will have Hie final decision whether it slays or is eliminated altogether. Uick Bell, president of the Wood River Library board, s a i cl he instructed the librarian to remove the book until his board can consider the matter. Bell said he hasn't seen the book, bul will read it. before the next meeting. In a statement to the Telegraph, Will said the general appearance of the book would lead most to believe it is exactly what it was intended for — a book for children 5 to 8 years old, but its reference lo policemen as pigs "adds acid to the wound." "I. feel the publisher could have used belter taste in presenting a book for children in I heir formative years," Will said. "Ten years ago I woukl have thought nothing of such a picture, but today there is I h a I connotation Hint policemen are pigs. It's not the worst reference I've seen, but all such references should be downplayed, Witt said. Will said lie wrote publisher asking t h a I more care be taken in selection of p i c I u r es that depict policemen. The Telegraph contacted Mrs. Lois Miller, vice president of the school and library division of Simon ft Sh u s I e r , who said her publisher nor Hie illustrator, William Stelg, attempted to malign the policeman. Mrs. Miller said Steig has a specialty of drawing pigs. He has a book wilh a pig hero — "Roland the Minstrel Pig." He was quoted in a national news magazine about liking to draw pigs. Mrs. Miller said "S ylvcster" is a pleasant, most sympathetic book, which was not intended to offend anyone, "but I guess these are times when people are quite sensitive." She added (hat she has seen policemen wearing pig buttons, T-shirts, and the like, and doesn't see the great objection. Mrs. Miller said the book had won the Caldecott Medal. Witt, in rebuttal, said many policemen wear such items to help downplay the pig image, and to overcome the pig appearance. Meanwhile, East Allon Police Chief Ebert Grimos said he sent letters to the (See I'si«c 2 Col. 2) Cold er Lo\v 5, high 18 (Complete Wcutliur A-8) President admits to setbacks Nixon proud of Vietnam -year-old crippled man Brides ike rails 9 lo home WAS HINGTON (AP) President Nixon, admitting lo disappointments during his first two years in office, says "I hope I do better" and achieve both prosperity and peace by 1!)72. His greatest a c- complishrnont to date, Nixon told a national TV-radio audience Monday night, has been the gradual withdrawal of American troops from South Vietnam. But he acknowledged setbacks on the home front and suggested the Democratic- controlled Congress must at least share responsibility for Ihese. Jn an hour-long live in- lerview wilh four broadcast journalists —a venture the White House clearly hoped would bright en the presidential image—Nixon also viewed many of liis difficulties as stemming Jrom events that occurred before lie took office. "Before we can really gH the lilt of a driving dream," he said, "we have to get rid of some of Hie nightmares we inherited. One of the nightmares is a war without end. We are ending that war." Jn d i s e u s sing disappointments of the past two years, Nixon placed high on iiiK list the fatal shootings last spring of students at Kent State University arid Jackson Slate College, and the summertime bombing of a University of Wisconsin building in which one person died. lie said: "We have seen the amount of violence going down some, bul during this administration to have had three .such Iragcdie.s as that lell a very deep impression on me. I trust as we continue to have success in foreign policy, ,is we continue lo solve (he problems that people are interested in, that this kind of violence will begin to recede even more." Sitting in a straight-backed wooden chair before the fireplace in Hie While House li brary, Nixon fielded more than two do/en questions Irom t li e lour broadcasters--• Howard K. Smith of ABC, Eric Sevareid of CBS, John Chancellor of NBC and Na:ry Dickerson of Public Broadcasting Service. Among oilier things, Nixon said: —Economically, "1U71, HI essence, will be a good year, and 1072 will be a very good year." Proclaiming a return lo full employment by the end of 11)72 as his aim, Nixon p r e d i c le d ;i revival of prosperity without resort to co n t r o I s or wage-price guidelines and--in 1071, al least without increased federal taxes. lie indicated acceptance of a -I per cent jobless rate as essentially lull employment. - The new year will see him p u s li i n g h a r d f o r congressional passage of welfare reform, a vastly- expanded proposal to share federal revenues with states and communities, and a major health care package. If Congress acts, he said, the result will be "the most significant reform thai we have had perhaps in a century." An H'1-year-old crippled hitchhiker, aboard a freight train en route back home lo Springfield, w a s stopped temporarily in Wood River Monday I lien sent on his way via bus. Police held Lawrence B. C res ham, 111) N. (illi, Springfield, who was "lulling the rails" even though lie uses a crutch because he liar lour Iocs missing on a foot. Cresh.'im was arrested al 10:58 a.m. after a railroad employe caught him and he was kept in jail until lale afternoon, then driven to the Alton city limits. There, Allon police look him lo the Western Union office to pick up $10 sent by u relative who was reached by police. He was then sent home by bus. (iresham listed his occupation on the police book as "retired." INSIDE KIHTOIUAI A-4 The governor should examine the fads in area highway problem. MtO/KN A-a Alton man nearly freezes ui death after fall from porch. FAMILY A-8 Fashions for spring in '71 promise a romantic scene. SlMHtTS B-3 Nebraska gets coveted No. 1 rating in final poll. GHNiutAL ASSEMBLY A-2 Illinois legislators prepare to meet tomorrow. sntiKi; A-l American Oil and union near settlement.

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