Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 24, 1972 · Page 12
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August 24, 1972

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

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Nixon^s travels seen futile Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, August 24, 1972 A-13 Cong man says peace is in Paris Protests in Jerusalem Ogilvie praises Agnew MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie praised Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's role as a link between President Nixon and the states as he seconded Agnew's nomination as Nixon's 1972 running mate Wednesday night. Agnew has set up "a closer working relationship between the White House and the states than at any time in memory," Ogilvie told delegates to the Republican National Convention. "He has triggered the results, and he has responded to the people in the states." Ogilvie praised Agnew as a men who "has never wavered in his dedication, courage and, above all, his loyalty." Earlier Wednesday, Ogilvie told newsmen that Nixon would carry the slate for the Republicans with 'a total of three million votes. The governor, who faces an uphill fight for reelection against Democrat Daniel J. Walker, predicted Nixon would accumulate a plurality of 700,000 votes in November. As of late Wednesday, it was not known if Ogilvie would be in Chicago today to greet the President, who was scheduled to speak before the American Legion's national convention. Two drivers charged after crashes Cars driven by Linda Nell Conrad, 19, of Hte. 4, Jerseyville, and .lohn Wayne Ellis, 26, of 583 Wilson St., Wood River, collided at the Beltline and Alby Streets Wednesday afternoon. The Conrad cur wus heading west on the Beltline and Ellis, who had teen going east on the Beltline, was attempting a left (north) turn onto Alby Street when the two cars collidpd. Ellis was charged by police wit!) failure to yield right-of- way while making a left turn. At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday a car driven by Mathew Smith Jr., 19, 01 254 Madison Ave., went out of control in the 1200 block of College and uprooted a small tree alongside the road. Smith, according to polic-.', was driving west when lie lost control of his cur on wet pavement and veered off the right side of the roadway , uprooting the small tree with bis car. Smith was charged with destruction of dty properly. Three thousand Jews and Arabs march together Wednesday in one of the largest anti-government demonstrations in Israel's history. The marchers walked across Jerusalem to the office of Prime Minister Golda, Meir to protest her refusal to let residents of two destroyed Arab villages in Israel rebuild their homes. (AP Wirephoto) PARIS (AP) - The Viet Cong's chief delegate to the Paris peace talks declared today that President Nixon does not have to travel around the world to seek peace in Vietnam, "it. can be found here in this conference and nowhere else." Mrs. Nguyen Thi Binh, arriving for the 156th session of the conference, told newsmen that while President Nixon has traveled thousands of kilometers "the fact is that he has not. moved a single millimeter from his position of aggressor and neocolonialist" in Vietnam. She said in his speech to the Republican convention Wednesday night, Nixon "measured his desire for peace by the number of kilometers he said he had traveled during his term of office to .seek a solution for the Vietnam war. "But he was careful not to speak of the millions of tons of bombs and shells that, In the name of American peace, he has dropped on the In- d.ochinese peninsula," she continued. "He also did not speak of the tens of thousands of Americans killed and the hundreds of thousands wounded." Nixon "repeated his old calumny that we want to impose a Communist regime in South Vietnam," Mrs. Binh continued, "while everyone knows it is the American •administration itself that insists on imposing on the South Vietnamese people a fascist, warlike corrupt regime without equal." She said that if the American government pursues its "erroneous policy," the Vietnamese people "will be obligee! to continue their just struggle until they obtain their fundamental rights." William J. Porter, the chief U.S. delegate, was away today on vacation, but his deputy, Heyward Isham, told the Communists at the session that their assertions that they want to settle the Vietnamese problem peacefully contrasted with an article in two Hanoi newspapers on Aug. 4. He said the article was "a call, in the most Categorical terms, for escalation of the fighting, regardless of cost, in pursuit of a military victory." The American delegate again called for a cease-fire in accordance with President Nixon's proposal on May 7 and added: "We agree with you that negotiations are the best way to stop the war and restore peace to Vietnam. The question is, are you prepared to end the dichotomy between your words and your actions, your words in Paris and your words elsewhere?" Adlai blasts revenue sharing By MICHAEL ROBINSON SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) Sen. Adlai E. Stevenson III, D-I1L, attacked proposed federal revenue sharing today, saying it "will not bring new life to local governments; it will embalm the status quo." In remarks prepared for a meeting of the Association of Illinois Electrical Cooperatives, Stevenson suggested instead a federal takeover of welfare and new aid to education. Stevenson said funds furnished by the pending bill, which is backed strongly by Republican Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie, "would be soaked up instantly, with no appreciable effect on local tax structures." The plan would mean, he said, "?5 billion a year scattered willy nilly across the political landscape without regard to need or purpose." One thing wrong with revenue sharing, Stevenson said, is that with a fiscal 1973 budget deficit estimated at $3.8 billion the federal government "has no revenue to share." "Revenue sharing provides no incentives for the reform of state and local governments," he added. "It provides every incentive to spend for the sake of spen- Everybody wants them! Robert Hall prices them so low to get the season off to a great start! Moderately shaped two-b.tttonsm-lc-breas-tedmodelswithwideapels, deep vents, flared trousers. For superior it and supreme comfort, you cant beat polyester doublekmts! In exciting new Fall '72 patterns and colors ... sizes toi regulars, shorts and longs. OUR LOW PRICE INCLUDES COMPLETE ALTERATIONS *.#* :S mw* "•S-y^s? JSk m V*?-"' price- MEN'S NO-IRON DRESS SHIRTS $ 7 for poini COLOR-COORDINATED WIDE TIES 2.50 ea. ding." "I do not question the integrity, the conscience of state and local officials," he said. "But what is needed is not just money but ideas and decisions and reforms." The revenue-sharing plan, stalled in Congress at the moment, has been a major goal of various local and state officials over the last several years. Ogilvie has been a leader in the demand for revenue sharing, saying the rising costs of welfare and education threaten to swamp the state's- fiscal structure. Tentative contract OKd in construction labor dispute MARION, 111. (AP) - A tentative contract agreement was reached Wednesday night between nearly 8,000 striking Southern Illinois construction laborers in Highway District 9 and several contractors in the state's 14 southernmost counties, a federal mediator said. The tentative settlement followed negotiations here which began after carpenters, operating engineers, and other craftsmen refused to cross laborers' picket lines Aug. 15. 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