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Thursday, August 24, 1972
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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, AIIRUS! 24. 1072 War could drag oil o for years, some officials believe By ROBERT A. DOBKIN WASHINGTON (AP) High Air Force officials believe North Vietnam still is Importing considerable 1 . amounts of vital military supplies despite the U.S. bombing, and say American involvement in the war could last several more years. These officials estimate that anywhere from 25 to 50 per cent of North's petroleum, ammunition and other war goods— as compared with pre-bombing amounts—arc getting past the American .bombing and mine blockade. They said it is enough to Sustain, on a limited basis at least, Hanoi's war effort. OC1OUS Fer bees head for U.S. By DON KENDALL AP Farm Writer ; WASHINGTON (AP) — ;Swarms of ferocious honey 'bees that have been known to kill both humans and Sanimals are moving toward the United States from Brazil at the rate of 200 miles a year. There seems to be no natural barrier to block the bees and they could be in North America within four to six years, says a study financed by the Agriculture Department. "The most alarming and best-known characteristic of Brazilian bees is their aggressiveness," according to the report. "Hundreds of bees become airborne and pursue and sting any animals :or people within 100 meters :of the apiary. "There are many reports of .animals and even people being killed by stings of Brazilian bees," it continued. The 1 report issued Wednesday by the National Kesearch Council and the National Academy of Sciences ds the result of a trip by scientists last November and December to the bee area just north of the Amazon River in Brazil. The study calls the bees •'objectionable and dangerous" and says it is essential "to do whatever can be done" to keep the bees out of North America. Commercial honey bees in the United States are of European descent. The Brazilian bee, though smaller, flips faster and farther, works harder nt making honey, but become angrier much sooner than its northern relatives, the report states. The Brazilian swarms began in 1956 when some queen bees from Africa were introduced in the state of Sao Paulo, with the intention of improving European types there. Care was taken to use sieves called "double queen excluders" for keeping the vicious African queens in place. "Unfortunately, however, a visiting beekeeper, not undar- standing the situation, removed the double queen excluders and 26 swarms beaded by the queens from Africa escaped in 1957," Ihe report said. If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:30 p.m. phone 465-6G41 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening O Telegraph Published Dally by Alton TelegrapD Printing Company PAUL S^ COUSLEY President. General Manager. STEPHEN A. COUSLEY Editor & Assistant to the Publisher. RICHARD A. COUSLEY. Vice President and Clasi-'.fied Mgr. HENRY H. McADAMS Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (Tbe Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use of publication of .ill news dispatches credited In this paper and to the local news pub- Mined herein .) Subscr.ption price: By carrier, 60c Weekly (260 per calendar month; by mall $17. UU a year. ja.00 six months in Illinois and Missouri. (26.00 a year. S13.SU sU months in all other states M*J subscriptions not accepted In town* where carrier delivery It available. Second Class Postage paid BI Alton. Illinois 62002 UE-MBE.R THE AUDI'/ UUREAU OP CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract information or application at the Telegraph business office ill East Broadway, Alton. Ill 62002 National Advertising Representative*: Branhan Moloney, Inc., Now York. Chicago. Detroit tad 81. Loulj three or given to newsmen And. tliey .s;iy. it is conceivable that if efforts to negotiate a set!lenient to the war fail. the American l.onibinc from bases in Thailand and Navy aircraft carriers could last' for some limo possibly for more years. This assessment. a small group of W e d n e s d a y night, was perhaps one of t.he more sobering reports on (he situation since the North Vietnamese Kasler offensive began. Although the Pentagon never has asserted that the bombing would shut off the flow of war goods to North Vietnam, administration and military officials have claimed that the flow had been reduced to a trickle. It was stated in Wednesday night's assessment that the amount of supplies reaching communist forces in the South has been drastically curtailed. Senior Air Force officials say Uic North Vietnamese by using truck shuttles and railroad bypasses, still arc able to bring in substantial amounts of supplies from China. Also, the communists have built one petroleum pipeline from the Chinese border and are working on a second. Giant sunflower A 12-foot sunflower is an awesome sight, but Mrs. Raymond N. Miller of Memphis, Tenn., who raised (his one from a smiling, apparently wants it to reach even greater heights. "Pretty big sunflower," she ssiitl modestly, adding that vrio Hovver itself measures 18 inches across. (AP Wirophoto) Alton to seek federal funds to fight juvenile delinquency Marking one of the few times in recent years that the. Alton City Council has made a move to obtain federal funding on social issues, the council voted Wednesday night to apply for government funds to institute a program aimed at the juvenile delinquency problem in the city. The program also is aimed at easing recial tensions in Alton. By a 0-4 vote, the council specified that $3,772 be set aside in the fiscal 1973 budget as the city's cash contribution to Project Alter, which has the support of about 25 community agencies and organizations, including the police department and the Alton school system. Opposing cily participation in the project were Aldermen Kenneth Campbell, Robert Lanham, Roy Geltz and H a r r y Smith. Alderman Donald Dreith, however, contended that the $3,772 would be one of the best ir- vestments the city ever made The program is slated to cost $100,51)1, $74,08G to corn* from federal funds reques'ed through the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. Local "contributions" of $26,505 will come through services, personnel, office space and equipment donated Nixon (Continued from Page 1) Vietnam and urged voters to "reject the policies of those who whine and whimper about our frustrations ai:d call on us to turn inward. "Let us not turn away from greatness," he declared. At one point in his speech, amidst the cheers and chants of praise, a barely audible note of discord sounded us four members of the militant Vietnam Veterans Against the War chanted "Slop ihe bombing! Stop i hi' war! ' finni the bark of the hall. Security guards hus!V:1 them nui. Kru delegate.: noticed. Though the evening's schedule- of wiial GUI' leaders had dubbfcd "the on-time convention" ran almost an hour late, Nixon still made it onto the nation's television screen* in prime lime- — starting at 10:27 p.m. in the East, 7 ?7 p.m. in the West — in sharp contrast to AlcGovern's 3 a.m. K1JT acceptance speech at last month's Democratic Con- to the project by various agencies in Alton. The $:U772 in cash put up by the city was required by the federal government as an indication of local support for the program before a formal request for the federal funds are submitted to the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission. Dr. Thomas McConahey of Alton Stale Hospital, one of the authors of the Project Alter plan, which is the HrM one of its kind in the slate, said he was very optimistic that the funding would he approved by the ILEC .'n early 1973. The program is intended to provide an alternative to youths who run into trouble with the law, by referring them to community agencies for individual and family counseling, and training and placement in after-school jobs. McConahey said it was hoped this would "turn kids around" before they were sent to correctional institutions where they tend to be locked into a pattern of continually getting into trouble. The Alton YMCA and the Micldletown Center have offered space for Project Alter. Tho Alton school system, Southern Illinois University- Kdwardsvillc, P r i n c i p fa College, the Madison County Mental Health unit, and the state Department of Correction s will provide counselors to meet with both tiu> youngsters and their families on a continuing basis in an effort to help solve p r o b 1 e m s that lead to delinouency. Then, his speech over and the cumention adjourned, Nixon broke precede/it by K'liiiiining lor more ihan an hour to .sliakf hands wall ddr^iiU',-, a/id >ji(.-cl;i!oi i v Aguew. too, remained, Mu- tionin;. 1 tiiinseit Mi f ' (jut o) IS- buxt-b t)jj! had been occupx*' b y meliiU'l'h ul Hi'/ President's cabinet and \»\> Back to School, Indoor or outdoor play... or never still days. Crepe- soled strap gives real support, plenty of grow room. And it keeps ltd looks and shape. Young Ladies' Sizes 5 to 9. We validate! Down (own Alton, Illinois Phone 462-9751 Store Hours- Monday ant! Frirlay 9.00 to 9.00 , Wtuneiuay, Iliuii^gy, aiKl ialjiaa y.uG lo 5;00 McGovern seeking endorsement, funds from teacher federation By ILL. SCIIWAim III ST. PAUL. Minn. (AP) Son. (Jcoi-gc MrOovern, socking a presidential endorsement from the American Federation of Teachers and a much needed $230,000 campaign contribution, said today that teachers should have the right to strike. "Teachers belong in school or on a picket line, If necessary — but not in jail." McCJovem said in a speech prepared for delivery to the national convention of the 30(),noo-membcr organization. The Democratic presidential nominee said teachers should have the right to strike, "not only for your own interests but to lift the quality of education for our children." Under law in most states, teachers arc not allowed u strike and face jail sentences if they walk out. "You should never have to face the choice between a jail term if you strike and educational deterioration if you don't, added McGovern, a former teacher and still a dues paying member of the AFT. The AFT is an affiliate of the AFL-CIO whose president, George Mcany, has urged member unions to remain neutral in this year's election. But the teacher federation planned to hand McGovern an endorsement and accom- panying campaign donation. It would be the first time the organization has endorsed a presidential candidate in its 56-year history. McGovern brought his campaign to Minnesota Wednesday night for today's planned speeches to the AFT and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which is holding its national convention in Minneapolis. In another speech, across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, McGovern told the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars that fighting in Indochina has demoralized the armed for- Reminding the VFW that he had served in World War II as a bomber pilot, McGovern told the veterans that despite his proposals for major slashes in defense spending, he was "deeply committed to a strong military." Several hundred people singing "Come Home America ... I Love America," greeted McGovern on his arrival at the airport from Chicago where he addressed the American Legion's national convention and held a fence-mending visit with Mayor Richard J. Daley. His reception here was in marked contrast to the polite greeting he received from the South Vietnamese officers arrested because of rout at Que Son Valley By RICHARD PYLE SAIGON (AP) - A South Vietnamese regimental commander and at least one of his battalion commanders have been arrested for their part in the loss of the Que Son Valley last weekend, military officials reported today. The loss of the valley, a key access route from the mountains to the populous coastal region and Da Nang was the worst setback for Saigon's forces since the fall of Quang Tri on May 1. U.S. officials including Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, the U.S. commander in Vietnam, are known to regard Que Son as a debacle that could and The Western Auto Associate Store 200 W. Central, Betliulto WAS SOLD On June 20, 1972 By Max Rogers —To— Richard Deichmann should have been avoided. Sources at the South Viet- n a m e s e army's northern headquarters said as many as 2,500 troops — regulars and militia — were still unaccounted for in the wake of the rout. An unknown number of civilians also were casualties when they were caught in the fighting after the North Vietnamese attacked from the west and overran Fire Base Ross and the nearby town of Que Son, the district capital. Meanwhile, a South Vietnamese task force with fresh reinforcements pressed a counteroffensive into the Que Son Valley, and the commander of the operation, Brig. Gen. Pham Hoa Hiep, told Associated Press correspondent Dennis Neeld: "I hope to recapture Que Son by today or tomorrow." Although some units of the task force reportedly had driven as far as 15 miles, only light contact had been encountered so far, Neeld reported from Fire Base Baldy at the head of the valley. Neeld also flew over Fire Base Ross in a helicopter and reported that it appeared deserted. But he said it was pitted by U.S. B52 strikes ordered in an effort to destroy artillery pieces and other equipment left behind by the fleeing defenders. Vietnamese sources in Saigon said that perhaps as many as 300 wounded South Vietnamese soldiers also had been left behind and were "sacrificed" in the B52 raids. An American official said it was possible that this happened, but that the number "would be in tens, not in hundreds." As the four-prong assault force drove inland from Highway 1, Communist troops extended their own attacks against government positions. Legion, Daley, and a group of Jewish leaders concerned over his position on Israel. His most delicate undertaking Wednesday was a luncheon with Daley. While Daley continued to refrain from specific public promises to McGovern in their first meeting since he was hatred from last month's McGovern-dom'.nated Democratic National Convention, the mayor did appear to go farther than previously. With McGovern at this side, Daley told a news conference it has been n tradition for his organization to work for all Democratic candidates and this year will be no different. Daley, who introduced McGovern as "the next president," pledged a strong effort for the national ticket. "We will carry Illinois in November," the mayor said, Alton teachers (Continued from Page 1) discussions." Joseph Pasteris, the state president of the Illinois Education Association, declared at Wednesday night's rally that the Alton teachers were in the same place as many workers in 1870 when employes in the country tried to organize to get their rights on the job. Teachers last night also passed a resolution to request two board members to be on the school district's negotiating committee with the AEA. LOW INTEREST AND LOW, LOW CLOSING COSTS! 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