Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 5, 1971 · Page 2
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Alton, Illinois
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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, January 5. 1971 Illinois legislators meet to assess mass of issues By ANN MC FEATTERS SPRINGFIELD. 111. (AP)Democrats and Republicans will meet separately Tuesday to assess the mass of issues which will face the new Illinois legislature when it convenes Wednesday. Leadership of the two houses will be a primary issue with a 29-29 party split in the Senate and a miniscule 90-87 GOP edge in the House. Implementing t h e new Illinois Constitution will probably generate Ihc greatest volume of bills. One lawmaker commented, "There are a thousand areas where statutes must be changed.'' The charter's provision for reapportionin.i; election districts will also provide a major controversy. Tf the legislature can't agree on rcapportionini; House. Senate and congressional districts, they will have to appoint a special commission to do the job. Other big problems will be repeats of past debates: Aid to parochial schools, state fluids for mass transit- especially the Chicago Transit Authority, highways, public aid, state aid to public schools and higher education. In the Senate, Republican Leader W. Hussell Arrington of Kvanslon will try for another term as president pro tern. The Democrats are expected to nominate Sen. Ifolievt K. Cherry of ('hica'.rn at their meeting Tuesday niuht. \Vith the possibility of a parly line lie vote, Ally. C,en. William Scolt has ruled that 1,1. Gov. Paul Simon, a Democrat, could vole in matters of organi/ation in his capacity as president of I he Senate. A r r i n g I o n said earlier Simon could not vole. Hut Monday the (KM 1 leader said he would not routes! Simon's auth"ril\ but added, --it \ull ne\ er come In that." lie refined to elaborate on what ae'iou mi'_'ht prevent such a tie-breakinu move cfMYimontiiiL', "You do your own speculaliim." In the House. Hop. Clyde choate. D-Anna, and Hep. linbrrl Hlair, l.'-I'ark Forest, are expected to vis for the S| leadership. llepiiblicans have scheduled an afternoon meeting to discus-; their strategy. AiTiimlon said finances and reappni lionmenl are the bm:.;e'--l issues facing legislature with the |)lenientation of the si i I H t i o n posing "over- whelmnr.: problems." other senators have said there will be no lax increases this session. Arringlon refused In commit himself: "We don't (".•en ha\e an accurate picture of the financial situation of the stale now. we'll know more Wednesday." S o m e Democrats have called for a reduction in the stale sales tax but Arlington said. "I want to sec the Democrats have all they want and still reduce one of the primary state sources of income." I n c r e a s e d school parochial aid. help for CTA and higher public aid spending have been called "liberal" issues. a label Arrington rejects. But he avoided giving any opinion on whether increased Democratic strength might pass measures that failed in the generally conservative Senate in past terms. Cherry disagreed. Democratic \ictories last November, he said, indicate public support for "social legislation, legislation needed by various crouns" He singled out aid lo mass transit and private schools as items the voters want. The Democrats, he said, are likely to propose their own program to counter Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie's proposals. Another issue that may arise is economic disclosure by state officials, including legislators. The recent disclosures tnat the late secretary of state, Paul Powell, had kept more than $1 million in so-far unexplained cash in his apartment may bring new support for strong financial disclosure bills. LI. Gov. Simon, who publishes his own and his family's holdings each year is a strong backer of such measures. Cherry said. "I don't know if' it. is a result of Powell, but there is more support in every session for tightened regulations on conflict of interest and ethics." Arrington said, "Illinois already has the severest ethics law in the United States. . .1 do not say whether it is strong enough but our requirements are the most stringent." Both men agree that the close party margins may pose difficulties but Cherry commented, "Trouble always comes, so why anticipate It." Both sides maintain positions Arabs, Israelis resume talks despite air of pessimism UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The disrupted Middle East peace talks were resumed today. Ambassador Yosef Tekoah of Israel met privately with special U.N. envoy Gunnar V. .tarring for 25 minutes. It was their first session since September. Afterward, Tekoah told newsmen no time had been set for further talks Pay offer 'cruel hoax; BHE told CHICAGO — University faculty representatives today called a suggested six per cent salary increase proposed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education "a cruel hoax." State university faculty members will not' "accept small, unfair pay increases and go on with their duties as usual," Dr. Donald E. Polzin, president, of the Illinois Conference of the American Association of University Professors, told the BHE. Polzin and Dr. Charles Hicklin, chairman of the faculty advisory committee to the BHE, spoke at the board's regular meeting at the LaSalle Hotel today. Polzin suggested increases for faculty members closer to 15 per cent than the six per cent recommended by the board's staff. Suggested increases by the board's staff which is included in the operating budgets for the 10 state- sup p oil e d universities is AOC-union settlement imminent American oil and union officials were close to agreement at noon today on a work contract, Lester L a s b u r y , told the Telegraph. "Things look a lot better than they did last week and from the way things arc going we could reach an agreement with the company today," OCAW President Lasbury said during a lunch break. Lasbury and company officials went into a meeting at 10 a.m. and if today's results are satisfactory to both since the contract would be presented to the OCAW Local 7-7776 membership for ratification near the end of the week, Lasbury said. Federal mediators were included in today's meeting. If you fail to receives your Telegraph by 5:80 p.m. phone, 465-G(>41 before (i p.m. and your copy will bft delivered. "terribly-iinrealisl ic", Pol/in said, and is not really enough to cover cost of living increases. "Last year's budget cuts and the rapid increase in the cost of living have put faculty members on guard. They arc not going to let that happen again," he said. Faculty members are "nol prepared to subsidize- Illinois higher education with their family's standard of living. Not when wage settlements in industry are pushing lii and 18 per cent." "Economizing here can lead to great waste...because il can lead to deterioration oi the faculty and result in the betrayal of t he citizens of Illinois who depend on them for e ducational leadership." Polzin said. Hicklin criticized the men) pay system for non academic employes which he said reduces the pay of many fully adequate teachers. Salaries for non-academic employes amount, to GO per cent of the operating salary budget while faculty members receive only SO per cent, of the budget, he said. "Many voices are urging faculties toward collective action to improve their working conditions. These voices undoubtedly will have an even greater force as we fail to maintain true merit principles," Hicklin said. but "the telephone lines arc open" and he was at .larring's disposal. The meeting look place in .larring's 28th-floor office shortly after the Swedish diplomat submitted a report to the U.N. Security Council (in Ihe slants of his peace efforts. The report contained texts of letters from Israel, Kgypl and Jordan indicating that both sides continued to maintain hard-line positions on Israi-li Iroop withdrawals from occupied Arab territory. Jarring also published a Dec. 28 message from Foreign Minister Abba Khan of Israel agreeing to a rcumplion of the talks, boycotted by Israel as a result of alleged shifts of antiaircraft missiles by Egypt in violation of a standstill agreement. Tekoah arrived in New York Monday with new in- slniclions from Hie Israeli government, lie said his first mcelirig with Jarring would be confined to procedural mailers, and IK; did not know when they would gel down lo substantive issues. Kgyplian Ambassador Mohammed II. Kl-'/ayyat also returned to Now York alter c o n suit a n t. s with his government. He was expected to sec Jarring loday or Wednesday. U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers, whose initiative brought. Israel and Ihe Arabs to Jarring's negotiating table in August, paid a visit lo U.N. headquarters Monday for consultations wilh Secretary- general U Thant. and Jarring. Rogers said the United Slates "will do our part behind the .scones" lo assist Ihe negotiations, but that Ihc responsibility is now wilh Jarring "where it properly belongs." Peculiar' SIU beefs while high board chops away at budget Fluffy the headlights oi his car as a guide, a Milwaukee, Wis. motorist shoveled snow while more of the white stuff swirled down during the storm Monday night. (AP Wirephoto) \veatner Would he relatively small Tet-type offensive in Cambodia feared I5y SI'KNCKH DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) — Slate Deparlmenl officials say North Vietnam may be in position by Ihc end of January to launch a now but relatively small Tel offensive in Cambodia. This interpretation of intelligence reports is basically the same offered by While House and Pentagon officials. But the State Department analysts went a step further, p r c d i c I i n g it may be necessary for South Vietnamese troops to move into Cambodia to help stem the tide. They expccl the next two or three months will test fully the Cambodian army's ability to resist the North Viet- No cash Powell disclosure (Continued from I'a^c One) in his hand and became snappish when quest ioncd by reporters. Scott was asked if Reu- cllemnn was involved in the "full-blown" investigation by Scoll-Ogilvie into Powell's estate. "He was involved lo Ihis point. We haven't talked to M r. Hendlcniaii," Scott snapped. Oiglvio then added: "We have no reason to suspect Mr. Kendleman of any wrongdoing in this matter." Rcndleman was angered over the Scotl-()j.;ilvii' announcement of the! new cash find in Kdwardsvillc. "I don't know exactly what his (Scott's) motivation is, but il I ouks like he and (lie governor are out lo play politics," HeiHlli'inan said. H c n d 1 e m a n told Ihe Telegraph he refused to comply wilh a demand of Stale Ucp. dale Williams, H- Murphysboro, thai lie resign as SHI chancellor until the Powell estate investigation is completed. |{ e ii d 1 o m a n said thai Williams is motivated by a personal vendola against SIU and the chancellor. Hop. Williams, a real cslale operator in Murphysboro, was denied university approval for a dorniilory-slyk 1 apartment house he built in Carbondale several years ago, Keiidli'inaii told Ihc Telegraph. "The apartment building (of Hep. Williams ).jusl did nol mod u n i v c r s i I y specifications," lU'iulU'iuau told Ihc Ti'lcgrpah. (Continued from Page One) .shares of University Hank of Carboiulale slock endorsed lo Powell from Heiiilleman on Oct. 20, I!)li2. 7. Stock in the following insurance and finance companies and Ihe number: All American Life and Casually Co., .T72; All American Life and Financial Co., 118; Sphinx Finance Co., nil; Wabash Lift. 1 Insurance Co.. I .IMS; (Ireat Kqmly Life Insurance Co., 100. 8. In addition to savings deposits at the Bank of Egypt in Marion, Powell owned 3,1)00 shares of the bank's slock. !). Storks 'totaling 120 shares in Ihe Peoples National Bank of Springfield and !>() in the Fi rst Stale Bank of Springfield. 10 Numerous real estate holdings. namese. Commented one ranking official: "We think North Vietnam is conducting an intensive effort to push supplies down tt) Cambodia and Vietnam, but there is nothing near to the amount required for a m a j o r offensive. Their problem is to gel Ihe supplies moved down and then come in ahead of the rains. They will have to do this no later than March or early April." This means enemy supplies would have to be moved to concentration points this month or next. All operations observed thus far indicate the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong are running far behind the schedule used in preparing for the Tel offensive in 1968, when 250,000 men were sent clown from North Vietnam, U.S. officials noted. In 1969, some 115,000 men were moved southward, primarily as replacements. There was no real Tet offensive in 1970. While House officials recently estimated the in- fillralion rale is running 30 per cent ahead of lasl year,, bul still is far below the 196869 level. U.S. aulhorities say the North Vietnamese are sticking to tactics that employ small units in protracted guerrilla warfare, rather lhan Ihe large unils of several years ago. CHICAGO — Soulhern Illinois University today protested a $16 million cut in its proposed 1972 fiscal operating budget calling suggestions by the staff of the Illinois Board of Higher Education "peculiar and unpredictable." Speaking to the regular meeting of the BHE al the LaSalle Hotel, SIU Chief of Board Staff James Brown said the budgel cuts would have "stringent and possibly devaslating consequences." SIU submitted an operating budget request of $104,360,478 which was trimmed to $88,719,379 by the BHE board staff. The cut amounted to 15 per cent, the second heaviest cut of 10 slate supported universities. "I deeply regret the necessity of addressing you today as I have — in fiscal pessimism and budgetary desperation," Brown told the higher board. Brown specifically asked for restoration of budget cuts that eliminated appropriations for extra policemen, leasing of needed buildings and budget adjustments in enrollment calculations. Brown said changes in the funding and budgetary procedure actually mean SIU is getting 10 per cent less in funding than last year, although the lolal budget amount recommended is $4 million over the current budget. Other cuts in the SIU budget included elimination of Edwardsville campus plans to buy Parks Air College from troubled St. Louis new programs by SIU were in the budget some programs, financially University. Most suggested eliminated request and including the school of dental medicine in Alton, were trimmed slightly. SIU's requested $1,377.09 for the Alton dental school, but the board staff trimmed that figure to $1,208.097. Brown compared the board staff's budgeting procedure with being "bound about with more conditions than an installment purchase of a used car without good title." Several board members questioned Brown after his statement and asked him if he were making threats to the board. "I hope the board does not take my remarks as a threat, but instead as a statement of the situation. The statement that particularly agonized the board came when Brown said, "Perhaps circumstances will eventually conspire to force us to deal with our fundamental problems more directly than today has permitted." The board was due to consider operating budget at all slate-supported univer- sites later in their meeting today. Brown drafted his statement after midnight Monday following prolonged meetings with the joint council on higher education and SIU officials in town for the board meeting. ^ lo elected hoard NKW YOIIK (AIM — Dr. Leon Howard Sullivan, 48- year-old I' h i I a il e I p h i a minister, has been elected as Ihe firs! Negro member of I lie (ieneral Motors board of directors. Shipman Township Needs Assessor Dili' to resignation of Assessor, I will take applications nl m.v oil ice until tliininir.v 15, I!)7I. I'.l.VIS DOSSI.IT lOU'N Cl.I'lltK SHIPMAN, II.I.. Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dully by Alton 'I'tlcyruph Printing Company PAUL H. COUM.hY, President, Cirncral Manu^ur. S'lEl'HEN A. COUSI.liY, Editor & Assistant to the I'ubllslicr. KICHAK1) A. COUSI.KY. Vice President and Clussiliftl M|jr. HENRY II Mi:AI)AMS, Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MKMUliK OF THE ASSOCIA'ITIU I'KJiSS (The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited in this paper and to the local news published herein.) Subscription price: By carrier, KOc weekly, $2.60 per calendar month; by mull $16.00 a year, $8.50 six months in Illinois and Missouri. $24.00 a year, $1300 six months in all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available. Second Class Postage paid at Alton, Illinois 62002 Pig <*op book banned (Continued from I'agc One) schools in his town, and to the public library, asking them to remove Ihe book from their shelves. Bcthallo Chief Lewis Dreilh said he spoke personally with the public librarian, who said she did not have Hie book, and would not order it. The chief also prepared letters for Ihe Belhallo school system librarians. Wood liiver Chief ,1. C. Vollinfine loltl Ihe 'I'elegraph he would visit the elementary schools in Wood Hiver, personally, and ask for removal of the books. del MOIM-; «J«> 0 •" "'" Ce^-^Aa^ Nmv I i! Jim. IK, »"> BONUS EAGLE STAMPS FOR SAVING MONEY... (NO I SI' SAVI: .SiiO.III) SKID.mi S 1,0110 to Sl.illl!) ,S~>,000 or More NDINti II!) IION1IS SI AMI'S :>oo 1,000 •!,000 1,000 -j /Iff('if Of/riw '<im aiu! I nan Assnrlnllim 1 ASI •llllltl) SI. • At ION ADULT EDUCATION REGISTRATION DATES: JANUARY 18, 19, 21-1971 TELKI'HONE 254-0671, EXT. 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