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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 1

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Builder sues airport for a million dollars By JOE MKLOSI Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE — Hellrung Realty Corp., Alton, filed a $1 million lawsuit today against Civic Memorial Airport for allegedly reneging on a contract that once permitted construction of a motel on airport property. The suit claims that the Civil Memorial Airport Authority passed a resolution May 11 which "unilaterally" terminated land option agreement made between the two parties on Oct. 31,1969. The agreement, according to the suit, gave Hellrung exclusive option to lease about 21.07 acres of land owned by the authority. The rental price was put at $1,000 per acre for the first five years, plus, additional increases based on the con- summer price index after that period. The option agreement gave Hellrung the opportunity to lease the land for an overall 99-year period, according to the suit. Attorney James Almeter, who filed the suit, said Hellrung would gain exclusive right to the property within 90 days of exercising the option. Almeter said Hellrung exercised the option by letter, dated Nov 24, 1970, and that the airport authority acknowledged receipt of the letter and acceptance of the option on Dec. 3,1970. The suit accuses Civic Memorial Airport of later breaching the option agreement by failing and refusing to enter into '.he lease agreement in accordance with terms of the option agreement. The suit says the authority "insisted" instead on a new lease with substantial amendments to the original one. Then on May 11 of this year, the airport board passed the resolution -which term i n a t e d the original agreement, "although prior to passage (board) president was advised that Hellrung was still ready, willing and able to execute such a lease and perform its obligation," according to the suit. The suit says Helirung spent "large sums" of money for a franchise, plans, surveys, financing arrangements and other costs for construction of a Ramada Inn on property owned by the (See Page 2, Col. 7) U.S. asked to take action against schools in pregnant teachers 9 case By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission has been asked to take federal action against Alton and Edwardsville school districts in the cases of two women teachers whose pregnancy cases went into federal court this week on grounds of sex discrimination, the Telegraph was told today. A complaint that Alton School District 11 and Edwardsville School District 7 violated federal employment laws has been filed with the commission on behalf of Mrs. Nancy Pera, an Edwardsville elementary teacher, and Mrs. Elizabeth Reinhardt, a 12 year Alton kindergarten teacher who was fired, Alton attorney Richard Shaikewilz told the Telegraph. "We have requested tho Equal Employment Op- portunities Commission to ask the Justice Department to take action against Alton and Edwardsville districts for violating the rights of both teachers," Shaikewitz said. Meanwhile, in another separate action, the attorney went into federal court this week and charged that the Edwardsville district discriminated against Mrs. Pera for refusing to let her return to teach 1972 summer school before her maternity leave expired. In a second suit in. U.S. District court this week Alton School District 11 was charged with violating the constitutional rights of Mrs. Reinhardt who was fired by the school board on grounds of "immorality." Mrs. Pera and Mrs. Reinhardt have also filed separate suits in circuit court in Edwardsville against their districts. Federal Judge Omer Poos Wednesday granted Shaikewitz the authority to amend his federal suits on behalf of Mrs. Pera and Mrs. Reinhardt. Shaikewitz said he wi!l amend the federal complaints as class action suits on behalf of all women teachers in both school districts and wi'il request the federal judge to declare maternity policies in Alton and Edwardsville as illegal. Violations of federal civJ rights acts and fair employment practices will also be cited in the new amended complaints before Judge Poos. Belleville Attorney Harold Baker, representing the Alton school district, told Judge Poos at the hearing that Mrs. Reinhardt was fired for allegedly committing SIU public relations budget at $464,235 By DOUG THOMPSON Telegraph Staff Writer Southern Illinois University plans to spend $464,235 for public relations and related activities during the current fiscal year, a Telegraph check of budget records shows. In addition, SIU in Carbondale is budgeting $1.1 million on "public service" programs that relate indirectly to public relations while SIU-Edwardsville wiD spend $175,00 in the same area. Of the $464,2S5 in direct costs, $284,052 is for operation of news service operations at both campuses — $157,616 for Edwardsville and $126,436 for Carbondale. The Edwardsville budget includes the film production unit for that campus while Carbondale gives its film unit a separate budget of $64,130. Other Edwardsville activities connected with the news service operation includes $36,690 for photographic services and $36,851 for the University Information Center for a total campus cost of $231,157 for public relations and related activities. Also, SIUE pays the St. Louis public relations firm of Fleishman, Hillard $6,000 a year for promotion work in the St. Louis area. That contract is paid through the office of campus president John S. Rendleman. Carbondale news service has a budget of $126,436, plus $36,502 for photo services and $64,130 for film production and a total cost of $204,584. (Carbondale news service does not include a University Information Center in its costs since that function is handled by the Scheduling and Information department. SIUE split its scheduling and information and put the information part in news services.) The $1.1 million "indirect costs" at Carbondale includes $778,211 for broadcasting services, $204,584 for publications and graphics, $46,445 for university exhibits and $37,246 for a mobile museum. Edwardsville's ''public service" expenses include $148,094 for graphics and publications. Graphics and publications departments on both campuses print phamplets for the university as well as annual reports, special reports and booklets on various university activities. The $157,616 budget for SIUE news service includes $117,848 in salaries, $18,000 in contractual services, $3,800 for telephone, $2,600 for travel and $3,000 for equipment. Carbondale's $126,436 budget includes $102,888 for salaries, $3080 for telephone, $1,115 for travel and nothing for equipment. A. R. Howard, director of news service at SIUE, told the Telegraph that the cost of film production is included in his budget because the Edwardsville film crew is more news oriented than Carbondale's. "Our film crew does newsfilm clips, which Carbondale does not. In fact, we have sent our film crew to Carbondale to do news clips for them " Howard said. The SIUE film unit, headed by Don McGary has twice won national filmmaking awards and is in contention for a third straight year. News service on both campuses provide a large number of press releases to Inside Editorial . Idling biggest pollution. . . . A-4 contributor to Saturday; Schools A-3 Southwestern dress code eased. Sports Chisox B-2 must face truth. Family A-9 MCHB Assn. tiaiice Saturday. Amusements B-12 Weather . Showers end 05, high 80. 'television . . . . comics . obituaries Stocks .... Classified . . . . The Arts . . . . ETV money problems. B-12 '.ow A-ll B-4 35 US 115 tf-1 news media in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana and Kentucky. Many newspapers, including the Telegraph, use photos from campus photographers. Howard said his office is "a news service, not a public relations office. We provide service to the news media and we are not in the public relations business." Most news service personnel are former newspaper reporters. In one switch some months ago, Kathy O'Dell, assistant director of SIUE news service, left the university to take a reporting job with the Metro - East Journal newspaper in East St. Louis. Steve Weinberg, SIU reporter for the Journal, left his job shortly after that to become assistant director of news service al SIUE. Miss O'Dell now covers the university for the Journal. Hoard food, says U. S. in report WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department, at a time when consumers aie paying record high prices for groceries, says Americans should hoard food just in case of atomic attack. The recommendation was included in an updated pamphlet issued Thursday, the day the department' reported food prices soared to record heights. The pamphlet, entitled "Family Food Stockpile for Survival," was first issued in Aug. 1961, a perio-1 when civil defense and fear of nuclear attack wen; prevalent. "Every family should either build up and keep a two-week supply of regular food in '1-e home at all times or assemble and maintain a special two week stockpile of survival foods in the fallout shelter or home," the l.'SDA advised. The publication, identified as "slightly revised" in July this year, included sample menus for families hiding in fallout shelters until Ihre-t's of nuclear contamination passed. adultery, violating maternity policy and making a false statement to a school principal about her pregnancy. The firing of Mrs. Reinhardt was initated by the board after the district's administrative staff reported that other teachers and some parents were complaining that she was teaching in the classroom while pregnant — and apparently not married. Shaikewitz argued before Judge Poos that the school board had never proved adultery and her alleged false statements to the principal about her pregnancy. The attorney, in federal court, charged that the board violated federal law and discriminated against Mrs. Reinhardt in her firing for alleged "immorality." In reply to the "immorality" charged against the dismissed teacher, Shaikewitz declared that it was clear discrimination and no such action is ever taken against male teachers in the district. Baker, the Alton school attorney, argued that a suit on behalf on Mrs. Reinhardt has already ; been filed in circuit court which, he satd, has jurisdiction to hear the matter. Baker questioned the filing of the siut in federal court. In the case of the Edward s v i 11 e teacher, Mrs. Pera, a separate action, Shaikewitz argued before Judge Poos that the Edwardsville district violated her constitutional rights by refusing to let her return to teach summer school because her maternity leave had not expired. She is the wife of the Rev. Marcus Pera, a chaplain at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. In Edwardsville, the district has an agreement witn the Edwardsville Education that a teacher on maternity leave may not return to school sooner than the beginning of the school term after the child is 10 months old. Mrs. Pera requested to teach school this summer but was refused by Assistant Superintendent. Joe E. Lucco because at the time summer school slartcd, there was still 10 days remaining before lv>r child was 10 months old. An attorney for the Ed)- wardsville district said that this was mi agreement between the school board anJ education association. Explosion in auto kills Lou Shoulders Louis Shoulders Jr. BRANSON, Mo. (AP) F,oiiis f). Shoulders Jr. ,41. son of a one-time St. Louis police lieutenant who served a prison term for perjury in the 1953 Bobby Greenleasc kidnap case, was killed early today in an explosion that destroyed his car. Sheriff Lyman Cardwell of T a n e y County identified Shoulders as the victim. He said T. J. Harvel. 40. of St. Louis, was injured seriously. The cause o[ the explosion was not immediately determined. Young Shoulders was indicted in 1956 in connection with the 1955 slaying of Bobby Gene Carr, a St. Louis taxi driver, in Edwardsvill?, HI. He was never brought to trial. Late r Shoulders was arrested in connection with a supermarket breakin at Fort Wayne, Ind., and fined $100. He served a federal prison term at Teire Haute, Ind., for interstate theft and harboring a criminal. Shoulders was mentioned prominently in 1069 in connection with a federal grand jury investigation of alleged labor irregularities at »he Gateway Army Ammunition Plant in St. Louis. Shoulders was an official of Laborers Union Local No. 42. Sheriff Cardwell said it appeared that Shoulders and Harvel had been fishing on Table Rock Lake about 13- miles southwest of Branson in southwestern Missouri. Cardwcll said the explosion ripped the late model Cadillac just after Shoulders entered the vehicle on the driver's side. Ffe said Harvel apparently was just getting in the car. Shoulders and Harvel were employed by the Laborers Union in St. Louis. Shoulders' father was indicted for perjury in connection with the Greenlease case in 1953 and was sentenced in 1954. The kidnaping involved a ransom of $600,000. The youngster was killed and only $300,000 of the ransom was recovered. The elder Shoulders died in 1962. ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Vol. 137, No. 190 Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupm* Greene and Calhoun Counties Alton, Illinois, Friday, August 25, 1972 Alton Telegraph Printing Co.. 1972 Price lOc 3 SECTIONS 36 PAGES Est. Jan. 15, 1836 Nixon predicts victory will be 'twice as big' By FRANK CORMIER SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Predicting he will win the November election "twice as big" as in 1968, President Nixon says' he wants four more White House years to pursue what he terms a "breakthrough for peace" in dealings with Peking and Moscow. Nixon spanned the continent Thursday — just hours after accepting renomination by the Republican party at Miami Beach. It quickly became apparent that the convention chant of "Four More Years" will be the official litany if not the announced slogan of his drive to defeat his Democratic opponent, Sen. George McGovern. Arriving at the Western White House here after dark, Nixon told several thousand devoted well-wishers from Southern California communities where he has lived or studied: ' "Why do we want four more years? So we can continue to make this breakthrough for peace. 1 think I have learned now to negotiate. I think I know what we want and what they want. 1- think I know what steps can be taken. I know that we have to be strong, and yet I know that we have to negotiate." Before helicoptering to his seaside villa, lie recalled to a jubilant throng in San Diego that after his nomination four years ago he had immediately gone to San Diego from Miami Beach. "This crowd-is-twice as large as we had in 1968 and we're going to win twice as big in 1972," he declared. The crowd began chanting, "Four more years! Four more years!" Nixon, who had spoken earlier in Chicago and in a Detroit suburb, lost no time i n directly challenging McGovern on two key campaign issues: defense and busing policies. Before the American Legion in Chicago, he didn't mention McGovern by name but said if his opponent's defense economies were carried out the United States would be a second-rate power and peace would be imperiled. In a statement issued upon arrival in Michigan, he called anew for antibusing legislation and accused the Democratic controlled Congress of failing to act on the matter. McGovern favors busing as one tool to achieve desegregation, as do many federal courts. Nixon saw few demonstrators during his cross- country journey. Virtually every audience was gathered by invitation. But a few opponents of the Vietnam war did raise a chant outside the Dwight D. Eisenhower High School he dedicated in Utica, Mich. The President wrapped up his long and obviously arduous day by riding toward his home here in a golf cart past scrambling well-wishers. Shriver says Nixon is world's top war maker By LAWRENCE SON L. KNl'T- Shriver campaigns Democratic vice-presidential candidate U. Sargent Shriver, center, is surrounded by media people as he talks to hvo steel workers during liis campaign tour through the Levinsou Steel Company mill in Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon. (AP Win photo) NEW YORK (AP) - In a full-scale onslaught on the Nixon-Agnew administration, Democratic vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver has called President Nixon the world's biggest "war maker" and Vice President Spiro T. Agnew the nation's "great divider." Campaigning across Ohio, Pennsylvania and into New York, Shriver met hard h;it. steel workers in Pittsburgh T h u r s d a y , got the endorsement of a 75,000-member union in Cincinnati and said in New York that Nixon's acceptance speech at the GOP national convention convinced him the President is living 'Better Homes ' declared a success after being in operation 1.5years By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer A completely refurbished low-rent home including free counseling teaching, amon.'-', other things, how to live in attractive surroundings, was declared a success today i>y Better Homes For Alton Inc. which has been operating for a year aiid a half. T h e not-for-profit corporation inaugurated by the women of Alton's Fir::t Presbyterian Church has used their success formula on three family units so far (two duplexes and a second single family house). But now Hie organi/alion needs mm''' houses to work on, it was announced at a progrc.-s report meeting this week. The group also needs more volunteer worker* and more general support from the community in which they work. The homes, which so far have been donated, a>'e generally beyond the scope of repair for financial profit, but Belter Homes, using volunteer labor and frequent big doses of community spirit, are achieving the goal they sot for themselves nearly two years ago. The success formula for Belter Homes for Alton Inc. is: take one worn out house, completely rejuvenate it witli v o I u n t e i. r s and dona .oa professional labor, occupy a' low rent with one uu- d c r p r i v i I e g e d I'amiiy (preferably large) and wtii continued monthly counseling (a stipulation of the rental agreement) show the- fani'iy how to adapt and live in an attractive home. "So frequently you hear people say that you put a family into improved housing and all they do is damage the properly Part of our program is counseling these people on actually huw to live and enjoy an improuv! surrounding without damaging it," Rob Little, an official in Better Homes, said. So far the formula has been successful. The organization counsels their rentors in such things as better living, budgeting, employment opportunities and other areas of self im provemeiil Another advantage of the program is thai while pcopi>> are living in one of the Better Homes houses at a low rout it gives I hem an opportunity to save up some down payment money for a home of their own. Better Homes has fourd that main 1 people can't come up with even the S200 down payment for some of I he FIU housing locally, and they hope licit while occupying one of their houses the wage earn- 1 ' of the family could put some aside for a home of his own. The organization tries to keep their renting leases to a one-year duration before they bring in the next family. Another prerequisite is thi't it lx> an entire family. Belie.- HOUR'S officials have found that counseling \vorks IH-.M when a complete family is involved, rather than a faini'y where the parents are separated. H o w e v e r , now Better Homes needs more houses ;n order to start their cycle again. Mrs. Lois Petrick, one of the women spearheading the program, said that bu"i houses and community poll are n.iw required. sup Terrific* smaslmp BHEDA. The Netherlands (AP) — About 70 cars, trucks and motor tankers piled up in heavy fog near Rotterdam this morning, and police said al least IB person."- were killed and live tanker.-, set afire. About 30 ambulances were moving between huspiuils and the scene of Uie chain collision Uie suburb ol P r i n se n bee k , L'7 miles southeast of Rotterdam. "in fantasyland — Disneyland — not in the United States." Shriver was to spend most of today campaigning in upstate New York after breakfasting with the mayor of Bayonne, N.J. Dissecting the Nixon acceptance speech and the Nixon record, Shriver in numerous appearances, blamed the President for permitting inflation to grow and for allowing unemployment and crime to rise. The President has also refused to acknowledge Republican links to the bugging of the Democratic National Committee, Shriver said, and has declined to reveal the sources of what Shriver called a secret $10 million political "slush fund." He accused Republicans of distorting and twisting the proposals of his presidential running mate. Sen. George McGovern, and he reacted to reports Nixon fund-raisers have suppressed a report on the alleged bugging incident and GOP political contributions with this statement"The smell of corruption has been surrounding the Nixon administration at least since the ITT scandal. This report just adds to the odor." At a Democratic picnic in Pittsburgh and in an earlie- s p e e e h befoiv the International Molders l':iMn A F L • (' 1 0 in Cincinnati, Shriver polished his polili-.-il imagery: —"Richard Nixon's idea of a party line is a bugged telephone." —"Ni.\nn ,sa\.s la- is a peace maker but in the 1.00-1 duyi i>f his adiiiiniMrulion there l:a.>> been nothing but war. ~".\i.\ in is the number one v\ai maker in ihc unikl at the |>iVM'iit tune 'lie ha.-, relu.sed iu \\\\\tA* In.-, vice president, a man who h a .s become the divider ' great

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