Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 9, 1971 · Page 2
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Alton, Illinois
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Saturday, January 9, 1971
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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, January 9. "W French ship grounded; all safe BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (A P) — Hundreds of passengers and crewmen who escaped in lifeboats from the grounded French cruise ship Antilles were brought here today by the luxury liner Queen Elizabeth II. The Antilles went aground Friday night on an uncharted submerged reef about half a mile off tiny Mustiqnc Island in the Caribbean and burst into flames. The fire continued to burn early today. The cruise ship's passengers and crew used lifeboats and other small craft to reach Mustique, where 501 survivors were picked up by the Queen Elizabeth, called to help the stricken vessel. All aboard the Antilles were believed safe. Another 85 passengers were brought aboard a French vessel and 49 remained on Mustfque, the U.S. Coast Guard reported. "The latest unconfirmed report is that there were 635 people on board the Antilles," s a id a Coast Guard spokesman in Miami. "If this is true, we've rescued all of them. It won't be confirmed until we receive the passenger list." In Paris, the French Line, Which operated the Antilles, said a..fuel tank burst when the Antilles struck the reef, spilling oil into the boiler room. . The company said the crew at one time seemed to have brought the fire under control but soon it broke out again in. such intensity that it was impossible r to extinguish. Raymond' Kerverdo, 47, the captain of the Antilles; members of his staff and firefighting crewmen were the last to leave the ship, a .spokesman said. They were taken aboard the banana boat Point Allegre of the French Line. The line said there were 350 passengers, including 117 persons who had boarded at San JUan, P.R., 57 from French islands in the Caribbean, 102 from Venezuela, 11 from Curacao, and four Frenchmen from the mainalnd of France. The company"said the liner was valued at about $14.4 million, and it considered the ship a "total loss." Mrs. Joy Sprolt, a Mustiquc housewife reached at the island's single telephone, said the black-hulled luxury liner "ran aground about a half mile o ffshore and everyone aboard apparently managed to make it to Mustique. There was absolutely no panic and - all the people who have come here are in good condition." She said the islanders used their small boats to bring many of the passengers from the ship. Three U.S. Coast Guard planes were sent to the scene 20 miles south of St. Vincent and 450 miles south of San Juan, P.R. Company officials said the fire broke out in the liner's boiler room, which was pierced when the ship went aground, and spread quickly to the main dining room. The Barbados cable station picked up the first SOS from the Antilles at 5:22 p.m. EST. Eight minutes later, another radio call said "abandoning ship as vessel completely on fire." The Antilles, a 600-foot vessel built in 1952, and operated by the French Line, left San Juan Monday for a nine-day cruise. If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:80 p.m. phone 485-6641 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company PAUL S. COUS1.EY, Successful Upper left, sketch slums hmv :i hole \viis tliif- beside <he one into which three- year-old Alycia Heimimle'/, fell Friday. Rescuers first hmneled (o a spot above Hie child, Him i\\\K deeper to free her. U pper center, lights have been erected to illuminate the hole into which /Mycia had fallen. Bottom left, the long ordeal is over; Alycia is carried by rescue workers to a waiting ambulance after spending about 5'/2 hours in the hole. Lower right, Alycia is safe in her daddy's arms. A faint smile crosses her face as she is reunited with her parents in a hospital at Lomita, Calif., where she was pronounced in excellent condition. Dad plans party for rescued tot LOMITA, Calif. (AP) — "They're digging right now. They're going to pull you right out," Jose Hernandez shouted to his young daughter trapped at the bottom of the 15-foot-deep hole. He could hear her crying. "Maybe just a couple more feet, then we'll have a party, you hear?" the 28-year-old county road worker shouted. "Next week we'll have a birthday party." Minutes later a rescue worker brought Hernandez" daughter to the surface Friday evening. Her face was dirty, her red sweater was soiled and she was crying softly. But she is uninjured and will be ready for the party her father promised her when she turns 3 later this month. The rescue of Alycia Hernandez, who 5^ hours earlier had tumbled into the 10-inch-by-lO-inch hole at a construction site four doors from her home, brought cheers from rescuers and hundreds of spectators. Alycia, whose dramatic rescue was seen live by thousands of Los Angeles area television viewers, is back home today with her parents. She was to have been kept oevrnight for observation at a Harbor City hospital, but after a check by doctors, she was declared in good health and sent home Friday night,, hospital spokesmen said. Her father, mother, four grandparents and the family priest who baptized her kept a vigil as rescue teams dug down parallel to the hole into which she tumbled while chasing a ball. The hole was one'of a series dug to support concrete pilings in a storm drainage project. Rendleman (Continued from Page One) chance to appoint three new board members. Neither Sturgis or board member F. Guy Hitt are seeking reappointment because of ill health, but Melvin C. Lockard of Mattoon, an open supporter of Rendleman, is seeking reappointment by the governor. /X 1^ 1^* • • Carlxmdale SlU ~T| 1 1 ~| 111* 1 Loyal Liaccio is ^^ M ^ narknausen doubtful •^ fit C'.lllf'/Hlffl now out of a job at Chicago SPH1NGF1KLI) - Tint administrative assistant to late Secretary of State Paul Powell and to his successor was fired Friday after In- admitted he lied about finding United States to withdraw more combat troops General MunHuer. STEPHEN A. COUSI.K.. Editor & Assistunt to the Publisher RICHARD A COUS1.KY, Vice President and Classified Mgr. HENRY H McAOAMS, Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER O1 J THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use of publication ol all newc dispatches credited In this piper and to 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. f24.00 a year, 113.00 six months In till other states. Mall vubscrlptlons not accepted in U>WIU where carrier delivery Is available. ' Second Class Postage paid at Alton. Illinois ~ MBMBER THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION . Advertising Rates and Con. lirorroatloo on application at Telegraph business office, ill : Broadway, Alton, III. 62002. Na" ' ' Using Representatives: ,y. Inc.. New York, . and St. Louis. .. i, Detroit ... f SAICiON (AI 1 ) — The United Stales will withdraw 20,000 combat troops from the Saigon region during the next four months and deactivate a major tactical headquarters in a speed-up of American disengagement from South V i e t n a m , the Associated Press learned today. The U.S. 2nd field force, a tactical headquarters 12 miles northeast of Saigon con- t roll ing "ll 11 ' S - Tnili Australian and New '/ealand combat units in the 3rd Military Region, will be re o r g a n i / e d to function strictly in an advisory role. The lird Military Region inc 1 u d e s Saigon and II surrounding provinces. It covers an area of 10,01)0 square miles. The withdrawal of the 20,000 troops from the Saigon region will end the American combat role in the 3rd Military Region. Only one brigade of American combat troops will remain in the region by May, about 5,000 men, and their roje will be one of providing security for U.S. installations. The units being withdrawn from the 3rd Region are the equivalent of more than a combat division. They include two of the three brigades of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division, the Illh Armored Cavalry regiment, and the 2nd lirigade of the 2!~>th Infantry Division. Two other brigades of the 2 fi I h Division and its headquarters were redeployed to Hawaii last year. The only U.S. combat unit remaining in the region after May will be the one brigade of the 1st Air Cavalry division. Many of the 40(1 assault and other helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division will be turned over to the South Vietnamese, who are hard- pressed for combat helicopters. The withdrawal of at least a brigade of the 1st Air Cavalry division had been reported earlier this week by a reliable source. A significant factor in the decision sources said, was that senior U.S. officials believe the major American incursion into Cambodia last . May and June was so successful that it virtually eliminated the need of U.S. combat forces in the 3rd Military region. U was the 2nd Field Force, commanded by LI. (ien. Michael S. Davison, that directed I ho major part of the American drive into Cambodia. Towell's body last October. Nicolas 1). Ciaccio submitted his resignation after John W. Lewis, Powell's s n c c e s s o r , demanded he quit. Ciaccio admitted Friday that it was Powell's private se c r e I a r y and longtime companion Mrs. Margaret (Marge) llensey and not him who found Powell's body in a Rochester, Minn., hotel. A story in Thursday's Telegraph revealed thai Mrs. llensey was in Rochester with Powell and with him at the lime of his death. Lewis said he met with Ciaccio in private and that Ciaccio admitted discrepancies in his story. Ciaccio said lie lied to save embarrassment I o r Mrs. llensey because he "knew what edtiorial writers' would make of I'owcll's secretary being with him. Ciaccio had been an aide in the secretary of state's office for 17 years. Lewis called Ciaivio a loyal aide, but said the past events required him to ask for his resignation. Ciaccio's resignation came on the same day as Illinois (lov. Richard Ogilvie's severe criticism of John S. Rendleman, executor of Powell's estate, adding to the controversy surrounding the dead man. CHICAGO (AP) - A college student accused of attempted murder and armed robbery in Carbondale was wounded and captured today by police during an exchange of gunfire. Authorities said James Brewton, 20, Chicago, was shot in the neck after he whipped out a pistol and fired five times at two officers who sought to question him on the South Side. Police said a companion of Brewton fled. Commander James K. ()'Grady of the Prairie Ave. District police said Brewton, identified as a student at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, is accused of wounding C a r b o n d a 1 e policeman Larry Davis Sept. 30 after Davis slopped Brewton's car and sought to question him. O'Grady said Brewton also was sought, by Carbondale authorities for jumping bond on a robbery charge. The charge stemmed from the holdup July 1H of a student, worker at a service desk at the university who surrendered $;!()() of school money. Brewlon was arrested the same day, posted bond and never showed up for his trial, authorities said, Chicago policemen Sidney Hill and Consie Anderson said 1 they did not know Brewton was wanted for crimes when they stopped him and his companion for questioning early today. Brewton was reported in good condition at Michael Heese Hospital. of sand pool proposal By .IOHN STICTSON Telegraph Staff Writer Illinois Director of Conservation Henry Barkhausen Thursday said he held out little hope for the state financing development of the proposed Sheppard's beach swimming area adjacent to the Great lliver Road and I'iasa Creek. Barkhausen, who was in Alton to meet with officials of Pride Inc., said, "1 think we would be getting in trouble if we took part in this active recreation facility." (But, Barkhausen did say the state would consider financing initial test borings for the project which would then have to be done on a local basis. Asked if it couldn't be done the same as stale park concessions where the state provides the facility and then leases it to an operator, Barkhausen said he "didn't think so." The questions arose at a meeting with Pride, Inc., after Barkhausen toured the site. ''Your swimming area proposal is unique and appears to be a fine idea but if the state started financing swimming pools I'm afraid we would be setting a precedent," he said after a presentation by C. ll. Sheppard, Alton engineers. Dr. Gordon Moore, president of Pride tWen showed Barkhausen pictures of a proposed new Piasa Bird concept in metal which could be mounted on the bluffs near Blue Pool. The suggested site is near the 293 acres of John M. Olin property to be donated to the State Department of Conservation. The beautification group sought \ permission and conservation department help to proceed with erection of a new Piasa Bird to replace the current bird. Once painted on the bluffs, it is badly weathered and fading with each season. Barkhausen told Pride to Democrats sharply critical of Nixon's economic policy create their proposals for the entire Olin tract, which Pride would like to see kept a natural area, and then ask John Olin for permission to set aside the five to seven acres around Blue Pool so the Piasa Bird could be erected. This small section of the total tract would be a rest stop for motorists to view the Piasa bird and if agreed upon by Olin could be in use before the rest of the tract which does not go to the state until Olin's death. Barkhausen also visited Alton State Hospital properties which will be developed as a park and the Lovejoy Monument. He was asked too if improved maintenance of the Lovejoy monument could be arranged in 1971. WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are s harply critical of President Nixon's economic policies with the nation's jobless rate at a nine- year high. But the Western White House said the President view's Friday's announcement of a 6 per eenl jobless rate with concern but not alarm, and as part of a transition from war to peace. In Washington, the Labor Department's announcement brought a rain of criticism from Democratic officials and key legislators. Party Chairman Lawrence F. O'BKien said the increase demonstrates "the ineptness of an administration that refuses, in its cold miscalculations to include the human element." Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., urged that voluntary wage and price restraints be adopted immediately. Sen. George McGovern, D- S.D., said, "Working men and women are being made to pay the price of an economic policy that has substituted stringency for flexibility in an attempt to end inflation." NOTICE Anyone having sttn an accident on Dec. 7, 1970 just North of lel-Air Theater an Rout* 111 at 9:00 am, pleas* call col* lect (618) 456-0341. Between 8 am and 5:30 pm , BONUS EAGLE STAMPS FOR SAVING MONEY... 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