Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 8, 1971 · Page 2
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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, January 8, 1971 Jewish militants suspected Russian embassy bombed By JOHN STOWELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP)-A bomb exploded in an alley Outside the Soviet Embassy's cultural building here ear'y today. Police said there were no Injuries. The State Department sent a man to deliver an immediate apology for the bombing. The department also .notified the Soviet embassy it was bolstering police protection for all Soviet- occupied facilities in the -capital. About 30 minutes after the bombing on a quiet residential street several blocks from the main Soviet Embassy, a young woman called the Washington hnrea'i of The Associated Press and said: "I'm going to repeat this message once, so take it down. The Soviet Cultural Building on 18th Street has been bombed. This is a sample of things to come. Lei our people go! Never again!" The phrase "Never again!" is the motto of the militant Jewish Defense Lea.^ie, which has staged several anti- Soviet demonstrations in this country during the l.'ist year. Police said the bomb smashed a solid mot a! door leading to a court yard behind the Soviet building, and shattered windows in buildings on both sicl.--p of the alley. The blast was heard by residents several blocks away. An undetermined number of persons reside in the four- story brick building but none was hurt, although the blast threw a small child out of bed, according to Leonid V Shchervakov, deputy chief cconsul of the embassy. He arrived at the scene after the explosion. The building also houses the embassy's press relations de- apartment and information office for Soviet Life magazine. Police said they could not determine immediately what 13 arrested in drug raids (Continued from Page One) Kinnel 34, for selling heroin. The swarm of armed agents, deputies and police at the combination pool hall and recreation center on Edwardsville's main street, a block from the county courthouse, attracted a large gathering of young spectators who screamed "pigs", "gestapo" and profanity at arresting officers. Police kept a light guard on the door to keep young spectators from pushing their way into the recreation center where busy agents searched rooms, boxes, pinball machines, and amusement devices for drugs. The raiding party at the house on Rte. 157 found cigarette papers, a number of plastic bags of marijuana, a quantity of capsules and tablets containing narcotics which are yet to be identified, drug pipes, marijuana seeds, a flare gun and a 410-guagc shotgun. As agents were inside searching the rooms, one of the occupants, walking up the lane with school books under his arm, could be heard saying "Oh, no!" as if he knew what was taking place. Agents had made narcotics purchases earlier at the home. The raid at Ihe Idlehour Recreation Center nelted a black sock containing a "shooter's kit," which consisted of a spoon, a needle, a hypodermic syringe, and a bottle of a yet unidentified drug. The kit is similar to Ihe type used in shooting "speed" into the veins to produce an hallucinogenic effect. Tablets and captisles of other drugs were found, along with a hashish pipe and a hashish smoker, and a small quanlily of powder believed to be heroin. Arresting officers were the targets of vocal abuse from youngsters who parked their cars across from the raided hall and screamed a filthy epithet. Squads of plainclothes agents rendezvoused outside Edwardsville for the well- calculated raid on the residence and sneaked on foot thorugh the darkness in the 20-degree temperature to the house to s urprise the occupants. "The whole operation was a success," C. Lowell Southern, head of the Narcotics Division of the IHI told the Telegraph after the two county raids. The items were found in the basement, and in the recreation center, which contains four pool tables, a miniature football-type game and vending machines. A bag of marijuana was found behind the counter at the front part of the building. A cigarette roller and a small amount of marijuana was also found. Members of Ihe raiding parly frisked persons inside the center, and searched the vending machines and other possible hiding places for drugs. Upstairs apartments were also searched. The pool hall was believed lo be a dropping-off place for narcotics of all kinds. An Kdwardsville youth had accompanied agents to East St. Louis to make a drug purchase, tying in the link between that area and the pool hall; agents said. G i 1 li g , Eickmann and Townsend were charged with unlawful possession of narcotics. Funds sought for hospital tract (Continued from Page One) enough for a couple of ball . fields and could be connected ; with a bicycle path fo Rock Spring Park, Lenz said. Other possible sites for new -...neighborhood parks are in the .. Riverview Gardens area, the Middletown area, the Milton area and off Rodgers Avenue, , Lenz said today. • Fify per cent HUD funding for the neighborhood parks could come within "4-6 months" after the applicalion was received, Mrs. Soble said. Mrs. Soble urged the city : to send in the applications for aid for the purchase of the state land and the neighborhood parks at the same time since it would be "a show of good faith" since HUD "knows Alton needs .more park space in the low- income areas," Mrs. Soble said. City officials also discussed with Mrs. Spble the possibility of getting aid to develop present Alton parks under the HUD "Beautiflcation" program. Mrs. Soble urged the city to submit applications for this program as soon as possible. "It really should have been done yesterday," Mrs. Soble said. The amount of aid under the Beaullficalion Program a city may get is dclcrmlned by the difference the cily spent: on parks and recreation in the last two fiscal years. HUD will provide 50 per cent of the difference. The maximum a cily can get in any one year Is $1 per person or about $40,000 for Ciacco admits lie (Continued from Page One) -.1 had removed the personal effects from that cabinet." The Powell aide contended i-that only personal effects were removed from the file ^cabinet, although he admitted ;;he didn't know the contents j.^of several, sealed manila envelopes taken from the .cabinet. " Ciacco told the Telegraph ; that he has been "asked to \ stay on"a s an administrative 'If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:30 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. COUSL.EY, • Editor & Assistant to the Publisher. RICHARD A. COUSLEY, Vice President and Classified Mgr. HENRY H McADAMS, Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication or news dispatches credited in this nd (o the local news published herein.) : Subscription price: By carrier, 60c weekly, $2.60 per calendar month; by mall $16.00 a year, $8.50 six months in Illinois and Missouri. 124.00 a year, $13.00 six months in .nil other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted In (owns where carrier delivery it •'<.< available. Mcond Class Postage paid at Alton. Illinois 62002 MEMBER O, paper and ,DIT BUREAU F CIRCULATION Advertising Rates and Con- information on application at Telegraph business office, 111 Broadway. Alton, 111. 62002. Na- Advertlslne Representatives: rMolojuy. toe.. New York, Detroit and St. Louis. aide in the Secretary of State's Office. "I would hope that they asked me lo stay on because T can make a contribution- lo the office," Ciacco said, and nol just to have him available for questions concerning the investigation o f Powell's death and assets. Woman victim of tinned robber EDWARDSVILLE - A $23 armed robbery of a woman occupant of a residence trailer near Edwardsville was investigated Thursday by the Madison County sheriff's office. Mrs. Fred Polite, victim of the holdup, told deputies she had walked over to the nearby trailer of her daughter, Mrs. George Swires, early Thursday morning to get a bucket of water and, upon returning to her trailer, found an armed man inside rifling her purse. Mrs. Polite said the intruder, armed with a blue-stoel pistol, told her "I want your money." She described the bandit as a middle-aged white male about 5 ft. 9, slender, wearing a green shirt, brown short coat, black scarf and black boots. After warning her "You're going to stay right here until I get gone," Mrs. Polite told deputies, the man fled on foot from the trailer through a weeded area at the rear of the trailer. Alton. The prospects of gelling federal aid for such facilities as swimming pools,' ice rinks and lennis courts were not very good, Mrs. Soble lold Ihe Allon officials. Those funds arc distributed by the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. In Illinois, the use of the funds is determined by the stale conservation department director, who has indicated 80 per cent of the money will RO into state parks. Much of the remaining 20 per cent, "will probably be used up by Chicago", Mrs. Soble said. At a luncheon earlier Thursday, Mrs. Soble agreed with Mayor Lenz that citizen response to the April bond issue for new municipal facilities could have an influence on federal officials. "The community attitude on this bond issue is extremely important and will show our initiative," Len/, said. Len/, said promotion of the bond issue could "not ignore any portion of the community" and that was why he had invited Mrs. Barbara James, a welfare recipient and resident of the Oakwood public housing project, to the lu n c h e o n at Lockhavcn Country Club. Mrs, James, who said she was "as poor as they come", said poor people were "misinformed" but "we do know how to vote and If you put it in our terms so we know what's in H for us we'll come oul and vote for it (the bond issue)." kind of bomb was sot off but a firo department official said fragments were recovered. The State Department said it sent Steven E. Steiner. a Soviet specialist to the main embassy to "express our regrets." Steiner and an embassy official visited the bombing scone. A State Department spokesman said "We have during the last two months made arrangements with the Executive Protection Service to increase protection of Soviet facilities in both Washington and New York." He could not say immediately if the bombed building had been guarded. Bomber's crew lost in blast CHAKLKVOIX, Mich. (AP) — An Air Fore B52 bomber with nine men aboard—said by witnesses to have exploded in a ball of fire—crashed into Lake Michigan Thursday night off the northwest tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Coast Guard aircraft and vessels at the scene reported finding wreckage and debris from the aircraft, including two empty life vests and a helmet, but no sign of survivors. A Strategic Air Command investigating team was to arrive today. The eight-engine bomber was unarmed and on a training flight from Westover, Mass., Air Force Base when it, crashed about 11 miles northeast of Charlevoix, an Air Force spokesman said. Area residents reported hearing an explosion and seeing flaming debris falling into the water about 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Charles Bleha, a school teacher, said she had just walked into her darkened bedroom when she was "attracted by an orangy glow in the sky." She said she first thought it. was a sunset, but when she looked out. the window toward the lake, she saw a ball of fire which grew bigger and bigger and then exploded, with flames shooting hundreds of feet, "As the fireball s cttled down you could see what appeared to be other small explosions," she said. When these died away, she said, there appeared to be two fires on the water. Other area residents confirmed her account. An Air Force spokesman said the plane was on a practice bombing mission over the Bay Shore radar bombing scoring site, located on a hill overlooking the Little Traverse Bay about eight miles north of Charlevoix. The plane was part of a unit which regularly simulates bombing of the site. Air Force spokesmen said the $8 million, G50 ni.p.h. plane, a type now being used in Vietnam, was attached to Ihe 346lh Bomb Squadron of Ihe 99th Bombardment Wing at Westover. Normally the plane is manned by a six-man crew. 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Laird arrived In Saigon today lo discuss more big culbacks in America's forces in Vietnam, including withdrawal of the last 25,000 Marines by June. Laird and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived from Thailand after a meeting there with Premier Thanpm Kittikachorn and a visit to U Taphao, the big coastal air base used by American B52s bombing Ihe Ho Chi Minh trail. Disengagement of American forces from the war was the major ilem on Ihe agenda for Laird's three-day visit to Vielnam. U.S. strength in Vietnam lasl week was 335,800 men, and Presidenl Nixon has ordered Ihis reduced to284,000 by May 1. Informed sources said another cutback is being planned to start immediately after that date lo reduce the American force to 250,000 men or less during the summer. Half the Marines still in Vietnam, the 12,500 men of the 5lh Regiment and support unils, are already listed for withdrawal by May 1. The sources said the other 12,500 Lealhernecks of Ihe 1st Regiment and its support units would be pulled oul during Ihe summer. The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing is also included in the cutback. U.S. troop strength in Vietnam reached a peak of 543,400 in April 1969, two months before Nixon announced the progressive reduction of American forces in Vietnam. En roule to Saigon, Laird told a news conference in Paris thai Ihe first phase of .Ihe administration's Viet- namization program would be completed oy midsummer and thereafter American forces would be limited to logistics, air support and securily roles. Laird's schedule called for m e el ings with Presidenl Nguyen Van Thieu; U.S. Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker; Gen. Creighton W. A b r a m s , commander of American forces in Vietnam, and Gen. Frederick G. Weyand, the deputy commander. Weyand flew to Phnom Penh Thursday and met with Premier Lon Nol and other leaders so he could give Laird a report on the current situation. It was learned that large South Vietnamese forces are now in position to launch new operations in Cambodia aimed at reopening Route 4, Phnom Penh's highway to the sea. No r t h Vietnamese have blocked the highway since mid-November, causing shortages of gasoline, fuel oil and other imported ilems in Ihe Cambodian capital. Sources in Saigon said U.S. officials had considered an emergency airlift of oil and gas to Cambodia, but technical experts advised them the equipment to load and unload tanker planes was not available in Vietnam and hope to step up highway con- Cambodia. Instead officials voys of tanker Irucks from Soulh Vielnam, Ihe sources said. On the battlefields of South Vietnam, e nemy forces at- lacked two American reconnaissance palrols on opposile sides of Ihe counlry, killing seven Americans and wounding one. Enemy losses were nol known. By MARY HAZELWOOD Telegraph Staff Wlrter JERSEYVILLE — Water board member Robert Gledhill will continue his lawsuit alone against city officials and two new water commissioners. He seeks to retain his job. Two other water board members have said they want nothing to do with the suit, even though they had been linked in the action with Gledhill. Robert House and Wilbur Bean say they did not authorize becoming parties to the action. It was done without their consent, they said. Summonses were served Tuesday to Mayor James Dolan, commissioners Paul M. Long, Joseph R. Susnig, Joe Malloy, and Finis Schultz, as well as to newly-appointed commissioners Mrs. Helen Crawford and Russell D. Baze. The suit seeks a declaralory judgmenl and the plaintiffs are designated as Gledhill, Bean, and House. John Self's signature appears as their attorney. The legal move apparently stems from the addition of Mrs. Crawford and Baze to the water board, after passage of two ordinances which increased the number of water commissioners and took the power of appointment from the mayor and placed it in the hands of the council. The mayor had not taken any action, either to reappoint Gledhill to his seat on the water board, which expired some time ago, or to appoint someone to replace him. House and Bean are comparative newcomers to the board, having served less than a year. Gledhill is serving only because no one has SALES OPPORTUNITY MILLERS MUTUAL INSURANCE CO. has opening for career sales representative in ,the Alton area. An unusual opportunity for qualified man. Good starting salary, plus commission, incentive bonus and full employee benefits. If inli'irsltul contact C. It. Kijipli'.v ut Home Oilier 1(1(1);. I'lioiic- Kifi-5.V>! 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Gledhili Indicated that he strongly opposes the membership of Baze and Mrs. Crawford on the water board because of personal reasons. However, House and Bean have said they are happy to have the additional members. Bean indicated that his only concern in the matter had been that the bondholders were notified of the change at the time it was anticipated. He said he has been told that no bondholders have objected — at least he has seen no official notification of objection, he asserted. Gledhill indicated he was acting on advice from bonding attornies. Dolan said that he had been contacted by a "bonding attorney" from Chicago and advised that the declaratory judgment route should be followed. The Telegraph was able to contact James Stewart at the Chicago firm of John Nuveen, which handled the sale of the water and sewer bonds in the early 1960s. Stewart said that Dolan called him several months ago and asked him to do something about the situation in Jerseyville. Stewart said it is the policy of his company to maintain contact with clients and he did talk to the mayor about the problem if indeed Dolan had a problem. Stewart said he did talk about the avenues open for remedy if it was necessary, but was not about to get invilved in a local issue. He said he did not direct or advise ' Dolan to do anything. "Believe me, you can be sure," he said, "that if John Nuveen directs anyone to do anything it will not be by an oral telephone conversation." Danforth's expenses in (Continued from Page One) Madison County alone, a Telegraph check of federal records in Washington, D.C., showed only $25,000 in contributions to the "Danforth Committee." Danforth individually reported an additional $10,000 from the Congressional Boosters Club, an arm of the Republican National Finance Committee. Federal law, however, only requires reports of contributions of which the can- d i d a t e has personal knowledge. 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