ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving Madison., Jersey, Macoupin, Greene and Calhoun Counties Vol. 135, No. 304 < Alton Telegraph Printing Co.. 19 7, 2 2 PAGES Alton, 111., Monday, January 11, 1971 Price lOc Est. Jan. 15, 1836 .in Tax breaks for big business planned by Nixon's regime By FRANK CORMIER SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — President Nixon may take a personal hand in an expected announcement today that tax burdens on business will be eased—a move aimed at. speeding economic expansion. The only news briefing of the day at the Western White House was scheduled foi 3:30 p.m. EST, an unusually late hour coinciding with the closing bell of stock exchanges in New York. Treasury officials in Washington spent much of Sunday completing drafts of new regulations to grant businesses faster tax writeoffs on amounts they spend on new plant and equipment. The upshot would be tax savings in the billions. The plan is to permit businesses to deduct more for depreciation of equipment in the earlier years of its use. Under present depreciation regulations, companies deduct from taxes the cost of equipment on a yearly installment basis taking into consideration the useful life of the machinery. The presidential panel which devised the new rules said they would reduce government receipts by $1.4 billion in the first year, $3.7 billion in the second and more thereafter. The idea is to encourage modernization of equipment and expansion of production. In recent months, industries have spent frugally on new plants and machinery. Nixon, who has embraced deficit spending as a means of pumping new life into the sagging economy, has virtually completed work here on the new federal budget for the 1972 fiscal year that begins July 1. In what he terms an expansionist budget, Nixon is expected to call for federal outlays of at least $225 billion during the bookkeeping year. The President worked Sunday morning on his Slate of the Union message at his seaside villa, La Casa Pacifica. In the afternoon he continued his labors at his more elaborate office at the neighboring Western White House. Since flying here last Tuesday with wife Pat and daughter Tricia, Nixon has taken few breaks from work that Press Secretary Honnld L. Zieglcr reported has averaged 8 to 10 hours daily. Comparable schedules in Washington, ho said, often stretch to 16 to 18 hours. Nixon is expected to return to Washington Thursday. Antistrikebreaking law faces test Union takes Box Board to court By EARL MAUCKER Telegraph Correspondent The City of Alton's three year old anti-strike breaking law will face its first court test in complaints filed by a striking union against Alton Box Board Co. and Daniel Sebold. Sebold is not listed with the Box Board company as an employe and Union officials decline to comment who he is. Complaints have been filed in Alton Magistrate Court by Elmer Middleton, president of Production Local 975, one of the two striking Box Board unions, against Edward H. Petrick, vice president of the Paperboard Division, and Sebold. The complaints will be the first court test of the city's strikebreaking ordinance which was passed by the Alton City Council during se r i o u s labor problems erupting from the long strike at Duncan Foundry in 1967. Based in New York area Jews vow to harass Soviet envoys NEW YORK (AP)-The head of the militant Jewish Defense League says his group will step up its anti- Soviet campaign by forming teams to "trail and harass" Soviet diplomats working here. "We don't want to build cul- tural bridges on the bodies of three million Jews," said Rabbr Meir Kahane when asked if his organization's activities might not aggravate Soviet-American relations. Speaking outside the Soviet mission to the United Nations on East 67th Street, Kahane Laird says Hanoi has redeployed its armed forces SAIGON (AP) — Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird said today that the Communist command's armed threat "has increased in Laos, remains the same in Cambodia and is lower than ever before in Vietnam." Laird said U.S. forces will meet or exceed every one of President's Nixon's troop withdrawal deadlines. But he added that the pullouts would be based on "progress in Paris, progress in Viel- namization and the size of the enerrrv threat." Commenting on U.S. troop morale after a four-day visit to Vietnam, Laird told a final news conference that a problem exists in the ranks. "Our commanders are well aware of the problems involved in a war that is winding down," he said, "But I believe this winding down is a good problem for our commanders to have." Asked whether U.S. soldiers in Vietnam are displaying reluctance to expose themselves to the dangers of combat in a war that is winding down, Laird said: "I've had an opportunity to talk to many young men in Vietnam. I've found this attitude expressed by a few but I believe it is a minority position. "I feel the best way for us to proceed and to go forward in Vietnamization is to see that they are on the alert and are careful, but at the same time ready to pursue and destroy the enemy where necessary." He said the United States has made a genuine effort to cut its casualties, "and the President and I won't be satisfied until this figure is down to zero." Laird said his talks and field tours had "reinforced (Sec Page 2 Col. 4) said Sunday that "the life of each Russian will be made miserable'' under the harassment campaign. The league has spearheaded a number of anti-Soviet demonstrations in recent weeks to protest the Condition of Jews living in the Soviet Union and the trial and conviction of 12 persons, most of them Jews, for an attempted hijacking. In response the Soviet Union has officially protested the campaign. In Moscow over the weekend the cars of three American correspondents were vandalized in apparent retaliation. Kahane, who founded the JDL in 1968, said he called for harassment of Soviet diplomats after hearing reports of the Moscow incidents. A few league members followed cars emerging from the mission here Sunday. Police escorted the cars and blocked off the street. Arkadi V. Gouk, first secretary at the missions, said Sunday night: "Some of our people were followed by some unknown people with provocative purposes. Who they are, we don't know." He said the diplomats and staff personnel had been followed to their homes and had been called names. In Moscow, Pravda published a long article Sunday saying that "Zionist storm troopers" were conducting a "campaign of terror and provocation" against Soviet citizens in the United States. But it said the majority of Americans condemned such acts. The newspaper also described in detail the bombing of the Soviet cultural office in Washington last Friday. A n anonymous woman called news agencies after that blast and said: "This is a sample of things to come. Let our people go. Never again!" The Pravda story said the woman was a JDL member and quoted only the first sentence of her statement. The law makes it illegal to hire persons to replace striking employes. The Box Board union's court action against the company comes in the wake of an announcement by the Box Board that the big strikebound company will put new machines into operation and is seeking new employes to man them. The company's announcement was sent to some 550 striking employes of Locals 975-976 of United Paper Makers and Paper Workers union, AFL-CIO. In addition to hiring new employes, the company said it will use supervisory em- ployes to attempt to put the plant back into near-full operation. Alton's anti-strikebreaking law stipulates that "No person, association or corp o r a t i o n shall recruit, procure, supply, or refer any individuals for employment to replace employes on strike as a result of a labor dispute where said person, association or corporation is nol the employer of the employes involved in the dispute." Petrick and Sebold have been ordered to appear in Alton court Jan. 18. The ordinance is tilled as Burglary suspect seized when he tries to retrieve auto Cloudy Tuesday Low 25; High 45 (Complete weather page B-l) A burglary suspect was arrested at 7 a.m. today after police had his car towed away from the scene of an attempted burglary at 2 a.m., and he came to look for the car at daybreak. The burglary attempt was made at the Veterans of Foreign Wars club on Alby Street Road where an 18-by 12-inch hole was hacked through the roof before the burglar was scared off by police at 2 a.m. A car parked nearby with the engine still warm and the windows free of frost was towed away by police. Officers then kept a surveillance of the wooded area near the VFW until daybreak. When the 7 a.m. police shift came on duty, another squad of officers went to the area and there they found the burglary .suspect in a low truck looking for his car. The man, who according to police is currently on parole from Menard, was taken to police headquarters and was still being questioned at 10 ajn. today without being charged. The man told police thai his car had broke down at midnight and that he was merely coining back at daylight to remove it. Police think otherwise, however, and were continuing their investigation at the scene, w h e r (• (hey confiscated burglary tools left beside the hole in the VFW roof. Casts of footprints were also being made by investigators. In Powell controversy an ordinance to "prohibit breach of peace and to protect the safely and property within the city." It was constructed on the theory that hiring of employes to replace striking employes could jeopardize t h e peace and safety of the community. The ordinance was introduced by former alderman William Parker in 1967. Wives of striking box board members have appealed to Mayor Paul Lenz to enforce the ordinance to keep the Alton Box Board from hiring new personnel. "I have welcomed these people to file charges," Lenz told the Telgraph. "But it is up to the court to decide what is to be done." At the time the ordinance was passed, Corporation Counselor John lloeferl advised the city council that the ordinance would not hold up in a court of law. "This is the problem." Lenz said. "Naturally if the ordinance holds up, it Is the city's responsibility to enforce the law." Lenz added that the city did not have any business en- te r i n g into a labor management problem. He added, however, that if it affected the peace in the city he would have to gel involved. Ppwf v : 58^33 WM |w£ <* lilillHIl Black goes to court Kesideiits of lllitr.k Jack, IMo., north SI. Louis eounty picketed (Ix- county courthouse las! summer in (heir successful effort (o incorporate the small community. Their action followed announcement, of plans to Imild a low and middle income housing project, which was stopped by a restrictive •/joniug ordinance. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit to ^ct (lie project built. (AP Wire- photo) In close hallo/ling Cottage Hills, Forest Homes sewer service is i By BILL Mel' ADIN Telegraph Staff Writer Sewer service, lor Collate Hills and Forest Homes was approved by voters in those areas Saturday afternoon by a barn (il-volc majority, Ti'l- •m. Wood liiver Township Supervisor I lodger Klble said this morning the plurality is unimportant, so long as flic vote was favorable. The election was held to show local support of the proposed s o w a g o .system so I he Deparlmi'iil of Housing and Urban Development (III!!)) would be encouraged to move up Die priorily of Hit! di.'ilriel's already-approved grant ol Hi voles. The third plan, wilh an initial charge of ijiWKl and a monthly fee of $7.. r )ll got, Hie approval of f>l voters. Fourth on I he list was a $r»2ll tap-on fee and $l!.(i7 each month, wliicli gol only eight voles. and Hie highest lap-on fee. $(ii>0, coupled with $!'».7« each month, was approved by lilt voler.s. Klble said a total of .|!lli people voted, with nine spoiled ballols. My areas, Hie overall plan was rejected by almost a :M margin in Forest Homes, II!.'! •>'/. The Xepliyr Itidge area carried the issue. 42-UO, and Cottage Hills voters gave the winning margin with a resounding 147-7!) approval. One block of homes officially in the Rosewood Heights Sanitary District, but included in this election because of natural drainage, approved the overall plan by a vole of 2'1-'l T li e Rosewood Heights voters cast an additional 29 ballols, wilh one spoiled. Their vole was not included in Hie earlier totals Klblc said he would call the election results to 111)1) of- (((inliniied on Page 2, Col. 1) Void's also approved the lowest la|)-(iii lee coupled with the highest monthly charge In finance Hie system. The lap on fee will be $1:10, wilh a monthly charge of $!).22 Five plans were offered to finance the project, with I lie approved plan get i inn Ml voles. A second plan, wilh a lap-iHi fee of $21)0 a/id inonllily rale ol $K.!(. r ). garnered only KIUTOIMAI \ i Legislature's pay hike near '.caudal. SI'OKTS 15-11 Alloii lake:, over .S'niitlnvosl eni Conlerence lead URBAN LiiAdlli; A :! Madison SI ('lair Urban l.eaj'.llr "'rejiivi'iialed HARRIS A-5 Very few "iiiiddle-of-tlie-roacl" Americans remain. FAMILY A-ll "('oco" is dead and the fashion world mourns. ( I.OSI',1) A-2 Kduardsville pool hall, in- vohed 111 drill; raid, is clos- Board, faculty groups will back Rendleman By DOUG THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer The executor of the controversial Paul Powell estate and chancellor of the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville will get support from the SIU board of trustees Friday as well as student and faculty groups, the Telegraph has learned. John S. Rendleman, the chancellor and executor, said Saturday he would resign only if asked by the board, but sources close to the board told the Telegraph' today that the ' trustees are not expected to ask. Student and faculty groups are forming petition drives to back Rendleman and members of the University Administrative Council have given their support. Rendleman and the Powell case will be the main topic of discussion when the SIU board meets Friday at the Holiday Inn in Edwardsville. Meanwhile, the administrative assistant to Powell, Nicholas Ciaccio, who resigned under fire Friday, admitted to state Investigators Sunday that he and others removed papers from Powell's office before announcing the secretary of state's death. And Mrs. Margaret (Marge) Hensey, personal secretary to Powell, refused Saturday to answer questions from federal and state agents and faces federal court action if she doesn't talk. Lindell Sturgis, chairman of the trustees, said last Friday that the board will discuss Rendleman's involvement in the Powell controversy, but would not take any definite action until all the facts are known. "I would expect some action by the board Friday, if only to answer the governor's remarks," James Brown, chief of board staff, told the Telegraph today. Brown said Rendleman has support from the University Administrative Council — the five-man group that assumed control of SIU after President Delyte Morris was "kicked up" to president emeritus last fall. (iov. Richard Ogilvie, in a statement Friday, severely criticized Rendleman for his handling of the Powell estate, particularly the delay in announcing the $800,000 cash find in Powell's Springfield hotel. While the Governor did not specifically say so, many interpreted his remarks as a demand for Rendleman's resignation. In addition, State Rep. Gale Williams of Murphysboro has demanded Rendleman's resignation, although SIU officials say his motives stem from a personal vendetta against Rendleman and the university. Williams, a real estate developer, built a student housing building in Carbondale several years ago, but SIU did not sanction the structure because it "failed to meet specifications." "The governor's remarks are the type that would require a reply from the board of trustees," Brown said today. If the trustees should defer any definite action on Ken- dleman until next month, it will give Ogilvie a chance to appoint three new members favorable to his position. The terms of F. (iuy Ihlt and Melviiie Lockard, expire Jan. IS, three days alter the Friday meeting. Ogilvie, as required by state law, will appoint the three new members. While speculation on Powell's amassed fortune continue, his longtime personal secretary and coin- pan i o n , Mrs. Margaret (Marge) Hensey refused to co-operate with investigators after her return Saturday from a Florida vacation. An order from the com- missioner's office of Ihe Internal Iteveinic Sen ice in slructs Mrs. llcnscy to co operate wilh Federal and slate agenls or lace a federal court order. "I have no comment about anything to anyone," she said afterwards to newsmen In Springfield. Powell ' bequeathed Mrs. llensey IfvlOO shares of Chicago IJOWNS Association racetrack slock valued at $1)80,01)0, plus $H),III)0 in cash and Powell's late model car. Some of the cash found in P o w e I I ' s apartment was bound with wrappers from the Southmoor IJank ami Trust Paul I'ouell said Satin iil I'owell Iml wilh him al <'n nl ('Indigo, invoked in Ihe llodi'.e Scandal, li'ariii'd Saturday "I never gave monev," l|od".e day "I knev. I'a I uasn'l aclue any lime." A former slate audiior, Hod; 1 ,.- was jailed in lOlili on charges he slolc S|..') million in stale funds, lie had a secret bank account at Southmoor Bank Ciaccio, in announcing the removal of papers from the office, told stale investigators that announcement ul Powell's death Oct. 10 in Roches I er. Minn., was withheld almost a day while Ihe papers were removed. Invesligalors would not say loday whether I ho papers r e m n v c d were Powell's personal affects or state records. ciaccio resigned Friday at the demand of John Lewis, Powell's successor, after the aide admitted lie lied about linding Powell's body. Ciatvio had originally said he found Powell's body, but later revealed thai he was in Springfield when the state official died. Mrs. Hensey had acc o in p a n i e d Powell to Rochester and was with him v. lien he died.
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