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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, August 22, 1972 Navy jets deliver bombs along enemy coast areas By GUORGE ESPKR SAIGON (AH — U.S. Navy jets ranged along North Vietnam's coast from Yinh 'n Haiphong Monday, wrecking bridges, supply depots ard army barracks, the U.S. Command reported. Hut overcast skies inland cut the tot.il number of U.S. strikes lo about 150, less than half (ho number flown on recent bi-j days. The Navy pilots said they knocked out 10 bridges and in one raid destroyed IPO stacks of war material cignt miles northeast of Vinh. A6 Intruders from the carrier Kitly Haxvk zeroed in on the Son Duong supp'y depot northeast of Haiphong. and the pilots said they left Ihr installation in flames ami exploding. Other Kitty Hawk pilots rc|xir1od two big explosions aflcr a raid on ihe Tho Vuc army barracks :>0 miles southwest of Thanh Hoa. Meanwhile, in South Vietnam, the North Vietnamese kept up their heavy artillery bombardment in and annul'] Quang Tri. shot down a U.S. F4 Phantom over the city, hit another one and made several rocket and mortar attacks in the Saigon region. Two American pilots aboard the downed F4 arc missing, the U.S. Command said. Associated Press photographer Neal Ulevich reported that the plane was nil jusl as it was dropping a canister of napalm and exploded in flames. Another U.S. Air Force Phantom at Quang Trl accidentally dropped 500-poutrf bombs on government marines a mile and a half north of the city Monday night, the U.S. Command said. It reported that one marine was killed and 13 were wounded. "The incident is under investigation," the Command said. Thirty miles south of Da Nang, scattered fighting was reported by South Vietnamese forces trying to block North Vietnamese troops from pushing out of the Que Son valley toward the populous coastal lowlands and Highway 1. t T h e Saigon command reported that its infantry and armored units killed 31 North Vietnamese troops, found the bodies of 11 others apparently killed by air strikes and captured four prisoners in fighting east of Que Son. The Saigon command said the only South Vietnamese casualties were five wounded. In a drive on the southern front aimed at regaining control of the former U.S. base in the Quan Loi rubber plantation east of An Loc, South Vietnamese forces claimed they killed 32 enemy and seized a stockpile of munitions. Two South Vietnamese were reported killed and 22 wounded. Disabled veterans stage protests at GOP convention in Miami Beach By DONALD M- ROTHBERG MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Up front as Uie demonstrators marched past Convention Hall were the disabled veterans whose wheelchairs and limping gaits provided mute evidence of their knowledge of the Vietnam war. It was Monday afternoon and the Republican National Convention was in Us opening session. "One, two, three, four We don't want your racist war!" vihey chanted. And one of the limping leaders, John Musgrave, raised his right arm in a clenched fist salute as he shouted the antiwar slogan over and over again. Then he turned his head and grinned. "If someone had said to me in 1967, at Khe Sanh, that five years later I'd be marching and shouting these things, I guess I'd have shot myself." The 24-year-old ex-Marine from Baldwin City, Kan., is one of nearly. 1,000 members of Vietnam Veterans Against the War who came here to join in antiwar demonstrations during the GOP convention. Marching beside Musgrave was another limping ex- Marine, Lynn Witt, 23, of Champaign, 111., his right leg, shattered at Khe Sanh, held together by a steel brace. This march was directed not at the delegates, out of hearing range inside the convention hall, but at the 1,000 Florida National Guardsmen camped inside Miami Beach High School, just north of the convention complex. It was the veterans' idea to try to talk to the guardsmen. And when they marched out of their encampment at Flamingo Park other young McGovern goes to Texas to court support of LBJ in Texas election By II. L. SCHWARTZ III AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Sen. George McGovern, declaring he was here to honor a former president "who deserves all the honor his countrymen can give," came to Texas today for a long-sought unity meeting with Lyndon B. Johnson. But Johnson, whose Vietnam policies gave McGovern the issue that helped carry him to the Derhocratic presidential nomination, apparently assured th? meeting would be held n private and without the fanfare that could hqlp drive home a message of harmony. all newsmen and photographers were barred from the scheduled midday meeting of Johnson, McGovern and vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver at the LBJ Ranch 05 miles west of here. There was some confusion, especially among McGovern's staff people, about why newsmen were barred. But McGovern sougth to dampen any speculation about the continued coolness between the two, praising Johnson lavishly at an airport U. S. uses drone planes to spy on North Vietnam SAIGON (AP) - The United States is launching scores of pilotless drone aircraft to spy on North Vietnam, but none is carrying bombs, senior officers disclosed today. "The drones we're using don't drop any bombs," one official explained. "Some of them are capable of dropping leaflets, and we have done some of that in relatively small amounts. "The main function is reconnaissance. They have fine camera systems for low altitude photography. To get the kind of detailed photography they get, we'd have to put our airplanes down in the lethal flak areas. We could do it. but it would be exposing pilots to dense 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 Daily by Alton Telegraph Printing Company PAUL S. COUSLEY President, General Manager. STEPHEN A. COUSLEV Editor & Assistant to the Publisher. RICHARD A. COUSLEY Vice President and Clarified Mgr. HENRY H McADAMS Secretary and Assistant General Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (The Associated Pres« is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of all news dispatches credited In this paper and to the local news pub flihed herein ) Subscription price: By camel, but weekly 12.60 per calendar month: by mall $17.00 a vear, »a.oo six months in Illinois and Missouri 125.00 a vear, 113.50 six months In aU other states Mall substrlptioru not accepted in town* where carrier delivery Is available. Second Class Postage paid a> Alton. Illinois 82002 fire down there. The drone is a very, very small vehicle hard to hit. It scoots along at a good rate of speed." Nevertheless, many are being shot down, said the official. Although the drones can be launched from the ground, most of those sent over North Vietnam are launched from planes known as mother ships which control the drones by radio signals. After completing their mission, they are slowed down by parachute and snatched up by helicopters, often over the sea where there is less risk from antiaircraft fire. But some land and are recovered from the ground. Sewage plant plans made (Related Story B-l) The \\ ood R i v e r City Council took the first step Monday night toward constructing a $547,200 secondary sewage treatment plant, when it hired the Sheppard, Morgan and Schwaab engineering firm in Alton to draw up the plans for the proejct. The secondary treatment facility will be located on the site of the primary treatment plant on the Old St. Louis Koad, jus 1 southwest of town, according to C. 11. Sheppard, partner in the firm. la his report lo the council, Sheppard said the city would pay 20 per cent of $109,440 of the cost, and the other 80 per cent will be paid for by t h e state and federal government. The secondary treatment facility is required by the federal government, and mus-t rally attended by 8,000 to 10,000 people. "No man in the history of this country has ever done more to advance the education of the children of this country," declared McGovern, flanked on a runway speaking stand by Shriver and several members of this state's congressional delegation. '•'Everyone knows we had differences'," said McGovern. But, he went on, although Johnson and he did not agree on the war and on foreign policy "there is still a place for diversity in this country." Although Johnson put out a statement bst week saying he supported McGovern but reserved the right to disagree with him, the South Dako'a senator sought a face to face meeting as a more dramatic demonstration of national party unity. That Johnson statement was the former president's first co m m e n t since the McGovern dominated national convention last month, which Johnson stayed away from. Johnson's wholehearted support also could improve McGovern's chances of winning Texas. Former Texas Gov. John B. Connally, an old Johnson ally who served as President Nixon's treasury secretary, has defected to the Nixon political camp as head of Democrats for Nixon. Bethalto (Continued from Page 1) meeting, Whiteside said he would not have gone before the board, except that his own children had become involved in corporal punishment. He would not elaborate. Dr. Whiteside said corporal punishment in the schools "serves no useful educational purpose and violates the civil rights of both children and parents." The policy adopted Monday night goes into effect with the start of school next week. !/§••••• •••••••••£ CLIP THIS " COUPON people joined them. There were about 1,000 marchers when they reached the high school. It was a hot day and the pace was slow; men like Musgrave and Witt no longer walk fast. The guardsmen stayed inside, the windows shut and the blinds drawn. But Musgrave spotted two guardsmen by a partially opened, second-floor window at a far end of the building. "I went into the Marines when I war 17 years old," he shouted to them. "And I just want you guys to understand we're not against you. We're all in the same bag. We're all being used in the same way." After more than an hour of antiwar speeches on the high school grounds, the veterans joined other groups in a mass rally in front of the hall. Six killed by blast in Ulster BELFAST (AP) - An explosion in a customs post in the border town of Newry today killed six persons, police said. They said two of the dead apparently were guerrillas who brought the explosives into the building. A third man waiting outside In a car drove off when the blast ripped through the concrete building. Two other persons were seriously injured. It was the biggest terrorist toll in Northern Ireland since July 31, when three bombs killed nine persons in the village of Claudy, near Londonderry. The six dead raised to 524 the confirmed death toll in Northern Ireland's three years of violence. The customs post is on the main Belfast-Dublin highway, about 30 miles southwest of Belfast and three miles from the border. Security sources speculated that the guerrillas were carrying a charge of nitrobenzene, a highly volatile chemical which the Irish Republican Army is now using extensively. The guerrillas turned to this explosive after British troops captured large stocks of gelignite in the sweeps they have been making since they invaded Roman Catholic areas of Belfast and Londonderry three weeks ago. Peace bomber Self-styled "flying Swami" Vishnu-Cevananda does a head stand on the star-painted wing of his single- engine airplane in Norfolk, Va. today, prior to his departure for Miami Beach where he is vowing to drop a "peace bomb" on the Republican Convention. A resident of Quebec, Canada, he says he has previously dropped his bombs of peace leaflets and flower petals on Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and other trou-' ble spots. (AP Wirephoto) Conservative delegate plan could touch off floor fight By JOHN BECKLER MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Republican Convention Rules Committee has approved a conservative^backed plan for choosing future GOP convention delegates that could touch off a party- splitting fight on the convention floor today. Embittered moderates, whose compromise offers were spurned by the committee, left the steamy, 10- hour meeting in a crowded hotel room vowing to carry the*battle to the convention. But a final decision was still to be made. "As far as I'm concerned it will go to the floor," said Massachusetts Gov. Francis Sargent. A compromise backed by national GOP Chairman Robert Dole and most big- state delegates was rejected 61 to 27 and the committee adopted a plan that favors small, Southern and safely Republican states in awarding convention delegates. Sen. Charles Percy, R-IU., a leader of the fight to increase the convention influence of the urban, industrial states, accused the committee of "railroading" its plan through without giving the opposition sufficient time to debate alternatives. The sectional split in the Republican party that the delegate allocation fight has opened was bared in the debate over the Dole-backed compromise, which would have rewarded states with bonus delegates if they elected a Republican governor or senator. The conservatives' plan would pay off only if a state delivers its electoral vote for the Republican presidential candidate. Paul R. Haerle of California presented a chart showing that the compromise would increase the convention voting strength of the big Northeastern states by more than 10 per cent, while reducing it for all other regions. "It would work a fundamental alteration in the workings of our party," said Haerle, who offered a substitute greatly reducing the bonus awards of the compromise, but providing a few additional delegates for Republican victories in senatorial and gubernatorial races. Haerle's amendment, denounced as "tokenism "by big state delegates, was adopted in place of the compromise, and the conservatives' plan then was approved by voice vote. The • committee also defeated efforts to strengthen guarantees in the party rules for broader participation in GOP affairs by women, youths and minorities. However, it did restore to e x i s t i ng rules language, stricken by the Republican National Committee last week, that requires states to take positive action to assure the broadest possible opportunity for all segments of the population' to join the party. Bakers say bread prices will rise a few cents By DON KENDALL WASHINGTON (AP) — Bakers, claiming wheat sales to the Soviet Union have triggered higher flour costs, say our daily bread is on the verge of going up two to three' cents per loaf. "The wheat market went ape and the Russian situation added fue! to the fire," safd Hichard W. Daspit, president of the American Bakers Association. While he declined to predict flatly what might happen to bread prices, Daspit said the higher flour costs alone add one cent to the cost of producing a loaf of bread. By the time sales commissions and retail markups are added, the increase to consumers could be at least two cents and perhaps three cents per loaf, the bakers say. Large baking firms will have to seek price increases from the Price Commission but smaller and regional companies can increase prices without government approval. Bakers claim the Soviet Union, which . reportedly is buying up to 400 million bushels of wheat to make up deficits from crop losses, are responsible for much of the increase in flour costs. Wheat in Kansas City in mid-July sold for $1.57 per bushel. By last weekend, it was $1.86. Flour at Kansas City sold for $6.70 per one hundred pounds in mid-August compared with $5.40 a year earlier. In early July—before the Soviet deal was known, it was $5.85 per one hundred pounds. Daspit said it cost a baker about 23 cents last year to produce a loaf of bread. That includes, he said, a cost of about 4 cents per loaf for flour. Flour now costs about 5 cents, he said. MEMBER THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract information or application at the Telegraph tmsinesj o«jce. in be installed bv 1975. The city Eftit Broadway, Alton, 111. 62002 N» - •" tional Advertising Representatives: Branharn Molouey Inc., New York. Chicago, Detroit wad St. Lout*. hopes construction can slait earh in 197:; TASTER'S CHOICE 79 C 40Z. JAR WITH THIS COUPON BROADWAY & MAIN PRODUCE MARKET 2330 E. Broadway, Alton !*•••••••••••••••• ADULT EDUCATION Registration Dates: September 18, 19 & 21, 1972 Telephone 254-0671 — Ext. 14 We Will Mail Information East Alton-Wood Rivir High School GET YOUR 3-D MAGNETIC SIGNS FOR TRUCKS & CARS AT . . . MAGUIRE SIGNS CHECK OUR DISPLAY FOR QUALITY —SIZE —PRICE Group seeks more food stamp centers By CAROL CLARKIN Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - Appeals for more food stamp centers in Madison County were presented to a Madison County public aid representative here Monday afternoon by a contingent headed by Mrs. Regina Shaw of the Madison County Welfare Rights Organization, on behalf of 230 county food stamp users. Meeting with the group was Mrs. Al Knox of the public aid office, in the absence of supervisor Ted Funkhouser, and she assured the group that the appeals would be forwarded to the regional office and "I assume, from there to Springfield." The appeals state that there is only one center in the county selling food stamps and that "this office in East Alton was recently moved out of Alton, leaving many poor people in Alton without a nearby place to buy their stamps. Older people will have to spend hours riding buses and waiting in long lines in order to get their stamps, black people may not want to go to all-white East Alton because of raci-il prejudice, and the East Alton office is too small to handle all the people who come on * check day to buy thoir stamps." However, an administrative aide of Gov. Richard 8. Ogilvie said plans are in the works to establish food stamp agencies in Alton — closing down the newly - opened office in East Alton. In addition to requesting a stamp sales center in Alton, petitioners state that a stamp sales center should be established in the Tri-Cities and that all centers should remain open until 5 p.m. instead of 3 p.m. "We feel these demands are just and need immediate attention. We are tired of getting double talk from ths Department of public aid and the U.S. Department of ' Agriculture. While they are busy passing the buck, po"r people in Madison County are not eating properly." Mrs. Knox told members of the contingent that "while we're hopeful that this matter will soon be resolved, I'm sure you realize that the LOW INTEREST AND LOW, LOW CLOSING COSTS! HOME LOANS! INTEREST ON 80% OR LESS OF APPRAISED VALUATION 81 to 88% 80% to W% 7£ % 7| % Financing Financing F.H.A. and Conventional. Insured Loans! • PHONE 465-4481 • •20 EAST THIRD ST. * ALTON SPECIAL ALUMINUM SHUTTERS 36" $6.85 pair 42" $7.75 pair 48" $8.80 pair 54" $8.45 pair «0" SH.75 pair Aluminum awnings Panorama to 48" wide, 10 puns $8.85 each Aluminum Guttering (white) SSc per It. Alum, siding 38c per «q. (t. All aluminum material with warranty, financing available. Installation may be arranged. Odd size triple truck aluminum storm windows $7.uo euch. RUSSELL'S solution cannot come from this office alone." Mrs. Shaw complained that recipients are "tired of having Mr. Funkhouser send other people to take his place when we want to talk to him and ask him questions. The people he's sent have been very nice and informative as much as they can N be, but they aren't able to answer the questions we have. We'd like to hear something from Mi 1 . Funkhouser himself." A Granite City man, repeating the request for a food stamp center in the Tri- Cities, replied to a question from Mrs. Knox, "yes, a lot of people down there know that we can get the stamps through the maU, but they're afraid to try to buy them that way . . . they're stolen right out of the mailboxes in the housing developments." "Yes, and you can get pretty hungry, waiting two or three days for the stamps lo come in the mail," an Alton area woman said. Mrs. Shaw voiced complaints against the East Alton stamp sales office to a Telegraph reporter before meeting with Mrs. Knox. "There's a back way in, but a lot of people who don't know it and aren't familiar with the building have to climb three flights of stairs in the front. It's too hard on the old people. Sure, there's a little more standing space in the hallway, but no place for them to sit down. There've already been complaints in the area about the recipients' parking, and that's understandable, but they're iust going to have to par* anywhere they're able, even if it discommodes other people in the neighborhood. It's just no good for Alton people and it's terrible for the old people." Lightning kills bicycle rider ST. LOUIS (AP) -Ralph Baker, 13, Jennings, Mo., was killed Monday when he was struck by a bolt of lightning as he was riding his bicycle during one of a series of thunderstorms which moved through the St. Louis area. 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