Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 7, 1971 · Page 27
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B-12 .Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Jan. 7, 1971 Judge unimpressed Carpenters' bias case delayed By DENAflS McMURRAY Telegraph Staff Writer EAST St. LOUTS — A district judge Wednesday refused to grant a Justice Department attorneys request for an "emergency"' ruling charging the Carpenters' Union here with racial discrimination. Judge William G. Juergens Indicated that, on the basis of courtroom evidence he was unimpressed by the government's arguments. "You have not proven your case," Judge Juergens t old civil rights division attoiney Andrew J. Ruzicho. when Ruzicho repeatedly asked him for an immediate ruling for a preliminary injunction against, the Carpenters' Union, Locals 169 and 480. Ruzicho contended the loc- als were violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and were in turn causing contractors to violate that law. The situation was an "emergency" he said because white carpenters from Local Ifi9 had walked off the Poplar Street bridge construction project in St. Louis when a black trainee had showed up. A temporary restraining order put the men back to work but that order elapses Friday. Judge Juergens said he would rule on whether he would issue a permanent walkout, after he had read two written testimonies and the briefs of both lawyers. The three-day hearing was marked by numerous personal clashes between Ru/jeho and carpenters' attorney Bernard Mamet. A chief witness for fhe union Wednesday was East St. L oiiis Negro contractor Ed Slack. Slack testified that, he was a member of Local 169 and had "no trouble getting membership' 1 for six of the black carpenters who worked for him. Slack testified that Local 1B9 Business Agent Herbert Hainbolt assured hm any man Slack felt was qualified would be able to get a union card. Under Ruzicho's questioning though, Slack said that prior to becoming a contractor himself a year ago, he had unsuccessfully tried to get 50 or fiO black workers into the union, and he himself had been a union member for less than a year. Slack was orignially sun- poened by the government. His testimony for the union was one of several turnabouts. On Tuesday, three of the government's witnesses stunned Ruzicho by saying they had not been discrimintaed against by Local 1(59. T. U. McClinton. a black carpenter who was an instructor in the Metro-East training program, said he had been refeired to jobs by Local 169 "a number of times." Another witness William Dandridge, also black, said he had been admitted as an apprentice to Local 480 and had been treated "fairly". A third black carpenter, Willie Ezell, said he had tried several times to get a union card but when he was finally admitted he had the same opportunity as others. Both Tuesday and Wednesday, Mamet asked Judge Juergens to dismiss the suit entirely against the carpenters. Mamet said the civil rights division was "harrassing the union" and "all of us are driven crazy emergency by these proceedings." "Mr. Ruzicho comes to near hysteria because in his youthful zeal he wants to win a case, " Mamet said. Ruzicho four times asked the judge for a preliminary injunction. Judge Juergens then told him to sit down and said "apparently you don't understand the English language." Ruzicho, after being denied his request for more oral argument on Thursday, said he would submit a brief within two weeks. Soldiers murder superiors with 'fragging' technique Illinois Pollution Board sets deadline on river sewage 73 By MICIIAED PUTZEL QUANG TRI, Vietnam (AP) — Sgt. Gene Tingley usually got to the orderly room shortly before fi a.m. to relieve the night duly sergeant. That morning he overslept. At 6:03, five pounds of plastic explosive blew the headquarters building apart. The blast crippled the duly sergeant and broke the leg of a GI asleep in the next. room. "It look me until about noon to figure out they were out to get me," Tingley said. "Then it was ' kiaria shocking." Tingley, 37, of Madrid, Iowa, first sergeant of Headquarters Company, 14th Engineers, was the target of a "fragging"—an attack by a GI using a fragmentation grenade or other explosive against another Amcrician, usually his sergeant or an officer. Army spokesmen claim they don't know how many fraggings occur in Vietnam. They say the problem is not serious enough to warrant special attention at headquarters. But il. is known that fraggings increase sharply as U.S. units shift into defensive positions preparing for withdrawal. Concerned field officers see it as another manifestation of growing frustration, racial tension and deterioration of morale. One battalion commander in the America! Division has all "frag" grenades collected from his troops as they come out of the field. The soldiers get them back when they board helicopters for another combat assault. At the 1st Brigade, 5th Mechanized Infantry Division, less lethal white phosphorous grenades have replaced frags on the bunker line around the Quang Tri combat base. Soldiers in other units report a general tightening of rules on handling ammunition. A 11 h o li g Ii reports vary widely among units, an authoritative source in the America! Division said fraggings average "about one a week, and there are at least one or two units in the country where it runs higher." Most fraggings occur in rear areas, and the target usually is some one in aulhorily—-a noncom or an officer. Perhaps 10 per ccnl kill or seriously injure the target. Some are meant as warnings only. Others fail due to inept, use of the explosive. It is not unusual for bystanders to be hurt because of mistiming. Very few fraggers are caught, often because the evidence is destroyed in the explosion. Those caught, usually have below-average intelligence and a history of trouble with military or civilian authority. Drug use often is suspected in fragging cases, but investigators admit to little evidence of this. EDWARDS VILLE — The Illinois Pollution Control Board Wednesday gave Alton and other municipalities along the Mississippi River until Dec. 31, 1973, to begin secondary treatment on sewage dumped into the river, moving the deadline up at least four years. Previous deadline dates had ranged from 1072 to 1982, d e p e n d ing on the municipalities location on the river. Board chairman David P. Currie told a combined regular meeting and public hearing on the Edwardsville campus of Southern Illinois University that no city has said it cannot meet the new deadline. Missouri has established a deadline of 1975 for cities on that side of the river to meet secondary treatment regulations. Most Illinois municipalities, including Alton, give only primary treatment now to raw sewage dumped into the river. During the main public hearing, witnesses told the board that open burning should be banned in metropolitan areas, but exceptions were asked for fire HUNDREDS...THOUSANDS OF EXTRA FREE EAGLE STAMPS FOR SAVING YOUR DOLLARS (Not Spending Them) NOW THRU FRIDAY JAN. 15th! HERE'S PROOF YOU GET MORE FOR YOUR MONEY AT ALTON SAVINGS! YOU GET EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT MOST WHEN YOU REDEEM YOUR "JUST LIKE CASH" EAGLE STAMPS AT ANY OF THE HUNDREDS OF PARTICIPATING STORES IN THE AREA. PICK UP YOUR BONUS EAGLE STAMPS . . . AND ENJOY OUR CONTINUOUS COMPOUNDING, WHICH MAKES YOUR MONEY GROW FASTER! TOTAL DAILY DEPOSITS PER CUSTOMER $50.00 . . $100,00 . . $1,000 to $4,999 $5,000 or More MAXIMUM DAILY EAGLE STAMPS 500 1,000 2,000 4,000 MORE THAN EVER, IT PAYS TO SAVE AT ALTON SAVINGS TO PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE THE GROWING'S GREAT! Double Eagle Stumps on Tuesdays Will Be Discontinued Until Jon. 10, 1971 INSURED AND L O A </ N A S S O fighting schools, oil refineries that burn off natural gas and farmers. Currie told county pollution officer Paul Hawkins that Stump Removal Co. of Vandalia did not have permission to burn trees in open fires at their construction site on Illinois 140 near Forest Homes. "They did not have per- from the air pollution control board for that type of thing." Hawkins halted the open burning of trees on the site after residents of the area complained to Wood River Township Supervisor Rodger Elble. A page 1 story in the Telegraph pointed out the problem the weekend before the burning stopped. The hearing was held to determine changes in the open burning laws and clear up confusion over just what type of burning Is legal. Proposed changes would outlaw all apen burning in metropolitan areas, including leaf burning by residents. Madison County is part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Institute qualifies specialists to run systems of justice CI AT I O N 62O EAST THIRD STREET* ALTON, ILLINOIS •PHONE 465-4483 By KEN HOSKINS DENVER (AP) - When the 11 U.S. Circuit Courts begin searching for recently authorized administrators, there will be a place to find persons specially trained for the job — the Institute for Court Management. The institute, established last year under a $750,000 Ford Foundation grant, graduated its first class of 31 in December. Among the first alumni are W. Wayne Bruckner, now Missouri's first state court administrator, and Andrew Talley, currently Superior Court administrator for the State of Delaware. James Thomas, assistant executive director of the Little Co. gets jetport study job EDWARDSVILLE - The last step before announcement of an East Side jetport site was taken Wednesday by the St. Louis Metropolitan Area Airport Authority, with the awarding of the contract for an environmental study. Arthur D. Lillle Co. of Cambridge, Mass., will do the study for $76,000 and has promised completion within 10 weeks. Authority members indicated this would make possible site announcement in late March or early April. Arthur I). Little won the contract over 11. Dixon Speas of St. Louis. Speas had offered to do the study for $98,000 over 5-6 months. T he Authority's first executive director, Arven H. Saundcrs, recommended the Little offer, not only because 11 was cheaper and shorter, but "It goes farther down the road in making recommendations," The study will Include effects of the giant jetport on air, water and noise pollution, effects on wildlife, natural resources and the ,wealher. It will also take into account what persons and business would be displaced by the jetport and how they can be relocated. The information is necessary to comply with the federal Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as well as getting FAA approval for the jetport. Saunders is spending a week in this area, looking for a place to live and organizing his office, which is in a house on a tract belonging to SIU- Edwardsville. He will wind up his job as director of Dulles and Washington National Airports before beginning the job here fulltime on Jan. 25. institute, said creation of the federal court administrative position, approved by President Nixon Tuesday, "is what we expected." "We knew this was in the wind," he said. "We hope to be able to fulfill the need and I think we can." The institute is backed by the American Judicature Society, the Institute for Judicial Administralion and the American Bar Association. It also is directly associated with the Universily of Denver Law School, which opened its own course in judicial administration this fall with eight postgraduate students. The institute's nondegree program covers 26 weeks, ranging from court organization, judicial responsibility and personnel management to financial management in government, operations research and legal method. "We have hopes," said Dean Robert Yegge of the law school "that the institute program can evolve into a master's degree in judicial management. We're experimenting on the degree program this year on a small scale with eight students." RAMON WILLIAMSON Dr. Ramon Williamson, dean of students at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, will be featured speaker at the Friday night annual membership dinner of the Lovejoy Memorial. Reservations for the dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. may be made with Mrs. Douglas Henderson. Four area legislators sworn in SPRINGFIELD — Three new representatives and a new senator for the five- county Telegraph area were sworn in here at the state capital Wednesday, as some 65 business leaders from Wood River and Alton were in attendance. Robert J. Walters of Alton, A. C. Bartulis and Kenneth Boyle, both of Carlinville, were sworn in for the first time in the chambers of the house of representatives. Across the hall, former representative, Sam Vadalab- ene of Edwardsville, was being sworn in for the first time as senator. Incumbents in the house are Ben C. Harpstrite of New Baden, Horace Calvo of Granite City, Leland Kennedy of Alton, Jerry Corbett of Hardin, Thomas Rose of Jacksonville, and Elmo McClain of Quincy. Incumbents in the Senate are William Lyons of Gillespie and Clifford Latherow of Carthage. Both chambers were packed with spectators and well wishers, and there was standing room only in th e aisles. To duplicate Fogg's trip LONDON (AP) — Humorist S. J. Perelman, the American writer who now lives in England, is going to retrace Phineas Fogg's fictional trip in "Around the World in 80 Days." Perelman said Wednesday he would follow the itinerary outlined by Jules Verne, author of the story, and would write a book about his adventures. Interest rate decline sparks stock advances NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market posted a small but broadly based gain in active trading early this afternoon as the latest prime lending rate reduction swept through the ranks of major banks. Wall Street analysts said the market advance was being pushed into its third straight session partly on the strength of the rate cut to 6i£ per cent from 6% per cent. Some also said investors were continuing to react favorably to President Nixon's optimistic statement Monday night about the 12 selected stocks Following are today's noon quotations of New York Stock Exchange issues research has indicated are widely held in the Alton area as supplied to the Alton Telegraph by Newhard Cook & Co., from its Alton branch office. The New York Exchange closes daily at 2:30 p.m. (Alton Time), so these'are not the closing quotations: AT&T 50% Clark Oil 21% General Motors 79% Granite City Steel 1214 Mobil Oil 57 Olin Corp 1914 Owens-Illinois ; ... 56 Sears 75% Shell Oil Co 481/g Squibb Beechnut 70^ Standard Oil (Ind.) .... 53% Standard Oil (N.J.) .... 72% U.S. Steel 32% Livestock prices at East St. Louis NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (AP) — Estimates for Friday: Hogs 6,000; cattle 150; calves 25; sheep 50. Hogs 6,000; barrows and gilts steady to 25 lower; 1 - 2 200-230 IDs 16.50; 1-3 200-240 Ibs 16.25-16.50, 240-260 Ibs 15.75-16.25; 2-4 220-250 Ibs 15.50-16.00; sows steady; 1-3 300-400 Ibs 12.50-13.00; 2-3 40060 Ibs 12.00-12.50; boars 10.50 11.50. Cattle 1,200; calves 75; steers and heifers, weak; steers choice with few prime near 1,150 Ibs 28.00; heifers, 'choice near 875 Ibs 26.25; cows, utility 18.00-21.50; bulls 24.00-25.00; choice vealers 38.00-40.00 Sheep 150, lambs, choice and prime 90-105 Ibs 25.00, choice 23.50-24.50; ewes 3.005.00. Eggs & poultry at St. -Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) - Eggs consumer grades: A large 3340, A medium 29-38, A small 16-27, B large 32-37; wholesale grades: standard 24-26, medium 20-22, unclassified 1719. Hens:'heavy 9; light over 5*6 Ibs 6; under 5^, 3, ready to cook broilers and fryers 26.25-27.25 for this week's delivery. economic outlook. The Dow Jones average of 30 industrials at noon had edged up 1.64 to 839.61. The Associated Press 60- stock average at noon was ahead 1.0 at 293.3, with industrials up .8, rails up .9, and utilities up .7. The performances of these averages were being limited by continued weakness in the bluechip sector. Among issues traded on the New York Stock Exchange, advances topped declines by about 350. Big block transactions included 75,000 shares of Vulcan Materials, off % at 22; 80,000 of Fieldcrest Mills, off % at 35i£, and 40,200 of H. J. Heinz, up 1/4 to 35%. Rubber issues, aircrafts, utilities, nonferrous metals, rails, and airlines were mostly higher. Grain futures decline By ED DE MOCH CHICAGO (AP) - Wheat, corn and soybeans futures declined 1 cent a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade today. Soybean futures showed a strengthening tendency on the opening under good commercial buying, but it was short-lived. Soybean oil and meal were weak on the opening, then oil prices strengthened. Minutes later soybeans came under selling pressure and short profit-taking and prices eased. Wheat futures 'were under early selling pressure, opening a full cent lower under aggressive selling and a notable absence of buyers. There were trade reports that Japan, a good customer of the United States, planned to send a delegation to Australia to work out a wheat purchase agreement. There appeared to be little outside incentive on corn and oats futures but there was some buying still influenced by the weather. Sellers outnumbered buyers, however. After about an hour, wheat was % to % cent a bushel lower, March 1.66%; corn was % to % lower, March 1.56% oats were unchanged to 14 lower, March 7 6% cents and soybeans were % lower to % higher, January 2.94%. Fuel line set blaze DOLTON, m. (AP)-A broken fuel line has been blamed for causing a fire which severely damaged a diesel locomotive repair shop Wednesday in Dolton, a southern suburb of Chicago. •IX, Hairy deal Mama and infant orangutan while away but it no doubt was of the hair-raisin* time in Brookfield Zoo. No way to teH variety. Rope is for exercise, (AP what monkey business they were up to, Wirephoto) I

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