Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 23, 1972 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 23, 1972
Page 12
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Section fi Pages 1 to 10 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Amusement Television Planners discuss zoning to permit more apartments The Alton Plan Commission Tuesday discussed possible additions or changes to the city zoning ordinance which would encourage more new apartment developments in blighted residential areas while protecting good existing neighborhoods of single-family homes. The Commission took no action and did not make any specific recommendations but members suggested that additional higher density zoning categories might be added to the city zoning ordinance to give developers the means of buying multiple lots containing dilapidated substandard housing and building new multi-family apartments units. Commission members also agreed though that viable neighborhoods of well- maintained single family homes should also be protected from new high density housing that would diminish those neighborhoods. Mayor Paul Lenz suggested that subcategories could be added to the existing four residential categories as suggested by some plan commission members. The commission discussed the goal of preserving two city areas now faced with encroaching blight — the Middletown and "Christian Hill" (on the bluffs above State Street) areas. The commission briefly discussed the possibility of special zoning for flood plain areas, slope areas, and historical districts. It was suggested that the Alton Historical Society and landmarks groups could be asked to participate if certain areas or certain buildings are zoned so as to preserve their historical value. This would include such possible restrictions as requiring that no removal or renovation of designated historical dwellings take place or that any new construction or renovation should be of a design that would conform with the historical character of the area. Commission members also discussed a rejuvenated downtown area which they said would require new high- quality residential uniU near downtown, such as in the Belle-Piasa valley that would bring back middle-income people Into the central city. Panther survivor admits she lied on witness stand CHICAGO (AP) — Brenda Han-is, a survivor of the 1969 raid on a Black Panther party apartment, has admitted that she lied when she said she did not see any Panther guns in the apartment during the raid. Miss Harris was asked by a defense attorney Tuesday if she had told the truth on Jan. 31, 1971, when she told three special prosecutors she saw no Panther guns in the apartment the morning of the Dec. 4 raid. "No," she replied to attorney Thomas P. Sullivan. "Can you tell us why you made an untrue statement," Sullivan asked her. "No," she replied again. She was testifying in the Circuit Court trial of State's Atty. Edward V. Hanrahan and 13 others charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by concealing and altering evidence following the raid in which Illinois Panther loaders Fred Hampton and Mark Clark were killed. In another development, special prosecutor Barnabas Sears voluntarily offered m'o evidence ano'hc-r statement by Miss Harris. This one was given to Francis E. Andrew, 3 lawyer working for the Panthers, several days after the raid. Miss Han-is purportedly- told in that statement of "grabbing a shotgun" during the raid. The statement quoted her as saying Clark also picked up a shotgun. But later during questioning, she said the facts in the statement were tine except as they pertained to the use of shotguns by herself and Clark. "I don't think I would have said that because it's not true," she said. Miss Harris acknowledged that she had been interviewed by Andrew, but she said she could not remember the specific questions asked her or the specific answers she gave. In presenting the statement given to Andrew, Sears granted only that Miss Han-is had been interviewed, but he said he did not vouch for the truthfulness of her answers. "We leave it to the court to determine the witness' credibility," he said. Sammy hugs Nixon Entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., grabs President Nixon from behind and squeezes his arms while Nixon talks to about 8,000 of his youthful supporters at a youth rally Tuesday night. Davis' spontaneous gesture eame shortly alter the President had been nominated for reelection by the Republican National Convention. (AP Wirephoto) Alton, Illinois, Wednesday, August 23, 1972 50 Dtlt from NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, NOAA. l/.5 s D«pf. o1 Commtrct FORECAST Show low Temperature* Until Thursday Morning Expocttd Pr«tlpltol!on Not Indicated- Coniult local Fontcait It's not farmer who hikes price of beef by scarcity National Weather By JOHN BAUSMAN MOSCOW (AP) - Leonid I. Brezhnev has yet to make a public appearance around Moscow in the Cadillac limousine President Nixon gave the Communist, party chief three months ago. Western diplomats say they have never seen the American car in use. A Soviet car buff said he, too, had never seen it or heard of its being spotted. The Soviet enthusiast knew of the Cadillac only through Western contacts. The present from Nixon during his visit Cooler weather is forecast Wednesday from the Midwest to the Pacific Nortfnvest. Warm weather is expected for the Southwest and the warm, humid weather of the Southeast is expected to spread over most of the East. Showers or rain are forecast from the eastern Gulf to the Midwest and Great Lakes. (AP Wirephoto) Area tveather Cloudy today with a chance of a period or two of showers and thunderstorms. High today around 80. Cloudy and not so humid tonight with the low around 60. Partly sunnyy Thursday with the high 80 to 85. Extended forecast Chance of showers and rather cool Friday. Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday and Sunday. High 75 to 85 Friday and mostly in the 80s Saturday and Sunday. Lows in the upper 50s to upper 60s. Seek cheerleaders The Bethalto Jaycees are seeking cheerleaders for their Little League football teams, and will conduct tryouts this coming Saturday, it was announced today. Girls between the ages of 7 and 12, should report to the Bethalto West Elementary School at 9 a.m. for the tryouts. Brezhnev doesn't appear publicly in his Cadillac to Moscow was never reported in the Soviet press. Brezhnev, a car enthusiast himself, may be enjoying the Cadillac at his vacation retreat on the Black Sea or on restricted roads around his dacha outside Moscow, away from the eyes of foreigners and Muscovites. For driving around Moscow the party's general secretary usually is loyal to home industry and uses a Soviet Z8L, which incidentally happens to be designed along the lines of the Cad'llac's competitor, the Lincoln Continental. By WARREN W. BUNDY County Extension Adviser EDWARDSVILLE - The U.S. population increased 13.4 per cent from 1060 to 1970, but the pounds of beer produced increased 42 pel- cent, so farmers are not creating scarcity to raise prices. The USDA report on July 1 which showed 14 per cent more cattle fcedlots than a year ago has caused concern among Madison county beef producers as they make their future feeding plans. They know from past experience they can suffer substantial losses if they fill their feedlots with high-priced feeder calves and then have prices drop before the calves are ready for market. They also know they cannot make money with empty feedlots. Cattle feeding is no business for the timid. , Rib steak which sold for 79 cents a pound 20 years ago sells for $1.59 a pound today — double in price. Yet 20 years ago farmers got a penny more per pound than they get today for choice cattle. In the past 20 years, farm costs have risen as follows: Wages for farm labor has increased 2.3 times. Farm machinery costs are nearly double. Prices that farmers pay for all goods and services have doubled. Farm real estate taxes per acre are 3.6 times higher. Debts of all farms are nearly five times larger. Those are formidable economic circumstances under which to operate a farm business at a profit. The word "efficiency" became a bad word among farmers a few years ago. We don't use it much any morn, but the underlying principles still exist, Increased production pel- acre, per farm, and per man- year of farm labor have been the main answers to economic pressures on farmers, ami those answers have not come easily nor without then- problems. More imputs of technology and more purchases of goods and services from agribusiness have been substantial trends. More intensive cropping systems, more chemicals, and move concentrated livestock operations brought new problems, one of which is the environmental crisis. There is no question that we have some problems we need to solve and we need more information than we now have to solve them. What we want is to "have our cake, and eat it too" if that is possible. In the meantime, farmers really don't want sympathy from anyone. What they would like to have is more understanding by non-farmers Comment invited WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has invited comment through Sept. 2 on its proposal to prohibit pesticide manufacturers from making such claims as "safe", "nontoxic," and "noninjurious" on the labels of their products. It would be incorrect under the EPA proposal to claim a product as safe or harmless if it contains toxicants, no matter how small the amount, which can be harmful to human and pet life. idalre? ROOM AIR CONDITIONERS TAKE HOME INSTANT HOT WEATHER RELIEF With the HOT, HUMID rest of August and even part of September yet to go. Why not en- joy cool air conditioned rooms by getting your FRIGIDAIRE .. ROOM AIR CONDITIONER NOW! 5 XXX) B.T.U. 15,000 B.T.U. 6,000 B.T.U. 17,000 B.T.U. 8,000 B.T.U. 19,000 B.T.U. 10,000 B.T.U. 23,000 B.T.U. 12,000 B.T.U. 30,000 B.T.U. Reductions On Remaining Inventory — Demo's — Display Models Open Mon. & Fri. Till 9 p.m. c^'TS^rr.Ti'r; ftyffssffia EFFICIENT ECONOMICAL Frigidaire Room Air Conditioners • Convenient Terms • I CO. IIIIIIII I... IIIIIIII of what some of the farm problems are. Farmers often raise the question, "Have we as farmers received the benefits from all these changes the past several years, or has it really been the consumer who received the benefits?" We have several University of Illinois circulars popular among homeowners and available free at. the county extension office in Ed- warclsville. Titles of some of the circulars are 'Illinois Garden Guide," "Growing Small Fruits in the Home Garden," "Growing Tree Fruits in the Home Orchard," "Starting a Lawn," "Keeping a Lawn," "Lawn Weeds — Identification and Control." "Vegetables Diseases," Home Orchard Post Control", and "Insecticide Recommend at. ions for the Homeowner." Signs are up at the soybean variety lest demonstration plots at the farm owned by Wilbur Fedever and operated by Othmar Geiger 3'/£ miles south of Alhambra on the county road. A roadside sign marks the location of the plots, and signs identify each variety. Varieties in the plots are Bonus, Williams, Clark 63, Calland, Cutler 71, and Kent. Farmers and others interested are invited to stop at the plots any time and compare varieties. This is the second year for these plots in that area, so we will be looking for a location in another area of the county for the plots in 1973. PHARMACV YOUR FULL SERVICE PHARMACY • Delivers Free • Lets you charge it • Maintains long hours Alton's Most Modern Pharmacy 2510 STATE ST. NORTH ALTON Dial 466-6801 SUPPLIES FOR FREE! FREE! FREE! WHEN YOU USE THE COUPONS BELOW This Coupon Good For 50c Of School Supplies Free With Any 3-Pack Pkg. MEN'S T-SHIRTS OR BRIEFS YOU BUY. f I This Coupon Good For 25c Of School Supplies Free With Any 3 Panties We Each. ANY LADIES OR GIRLS PANTIES YOU BUY. This Coupon Good For 25c Of School Supplies Free With Any 3-Pack Pkg. BOYS T-SHIRTS OR BRIEFS YOU BUY. I This Coupon Good For 50c Ot School Supplies Free With Any LADIES BODY SHIRTS YOU BUY. 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