ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Vol. 137, No. 191 Alton Telegraph Printing Co.. 1972 Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene and Calhoun Counties Alton, Illinois, Saturday, August 26, 1972 2 SECTIONS 20 PAGES Price lOc Est. Jan. 15, 1836 Alton teachers in final meeting By EARL MAUCKER Telegraph Staff Writer Negotiating teams for Alton district teachers and the school board today went into a last ditch session hoping to avert a strike threatened by the teachers. The meeting was arranged by telephone Friday when a spokesman for the Alton Education Association (AEA) notified Charles Rayborn, administrative assistant for the school district, that the AEA was willing to negotiate * * * * Edwardsville teachers to vote Sunday By JIM LANDERS Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - A six- month impasse between the Edwardsville School District No. 7 board of education and tht Edwardsville Education Association could end in a strike vote by the teachers Sunday night. David Shonkwiler, president of the EEA, told the '"•'elegraph that a strike vote by the 236 - member EEA might be held if a compromise is not reached today. Negotiating teams from the board and the EEA were to meet later today. Friday night, the six member board of education voted unanimously to reject an outside arbitration settlement. The American Arbitration Association fact- finder's report supported the position taken by the 272 Edwardsville district teachers. Among the main items of contention are class size, salary increases and agreement by the board to submit to binding arbitration. The Telegraph has learned that the EEA has suggested establishing a limit of 25 students per classroom for kindergarten through the third gradii. Also, the EEA wants a limit of 30 students per class established for fourth grade through eighth grade. A report completed by the Illinois Superintendent of Public Instruction supports the EEA's demands. Roland Brumitt. school board president, said a 1971 contract with the EEA prohibits a teacher strike. Brumitt also charged that the EEA has violated the ar- b i t r a t i o n agreement by releasing information pertaining to the fact-finder's (Sec Page 2, Col. 7) in a last attempt to avert a strike. The teachers in the Alton district will meet in a crucial rally Sunday to decide whether to strike, just. 36 hours before school is scheduled to open. Rayborn told the Telegraph today that he thought the meeting between the two negotiating teams would go well into the afternoon and indicated it could extend into night. When asked if the meeting could end successfully between the two teams, Rayborn answered "There is a good possibility for progress." An AEA spokesman said that it was just too early to tell if negotiations would be successful, but added he hoped for some progress. This is the board's first meeting with the AEA since Wednesday when the teachers announced the Sunday rally — and possible strike vote. Only the AEA's negotiating committee and the board's negotiating committee are meeting in today's session. All other administrative and staff personnel have been barred, Rayborn told-the Telegraph. Ballots have reportedly been printed for the rally Sunday on the issue of withholding their services Monday morning. The voting session will be held at 2 p.m. at the Godfrey Civic Center. Teachers are scheduled to start work Monday for a day of orientation. School opening will be Tuesday. The Alton teachers and school board officials have been at odds since last spring when the AEA called for a professional negotiations contract or promised a strike this fall. The AEA has also griped about what they termed as unsatisfactory working conditions in the Alton district and other inadequacies ranging from curriculum evaluation and salaries to fair and just treatment for all teachers. Misunderstandings between the AEA and board officials continued through the summer but efforts to resolve the contract dispute failed. In May, Alton teachers picketed in protest of the lack of a professional negotiation agreement. Although this spring's picketing was informational, pickets next Tuesday would mean the first teacher's strike in the Alton school district's history. Stans defends his GAO conference Supports Women's Rights Adrian Nino De Rivera y La.jous, an engineer from Mexico now working in New York, participated in women's liberation march Friday in New York because he said he doesn't think "there's anything more important than women's liberation." (AP Wire- photo) Food stamp office back to Alton again By DENNIS McMURRAY Telegraph Staff Writer The food stamp and public aid office moved to East Alton Aug. 1, followed by a storm of complaints, will be moved back to where it was before, in downtown Alton, by Sept. 10, Edward Weaver, director of tti!» Illinois Department of Public Aid told the Telegraph this morning. The office will be moved back to 653 E. Broadway in Alton, in exactly the sanvj office space it had before the move was made to East Alton on the grounds that the now ~ f f i c e in the Berkshire Building would provide nwe room. Weaver said the -office would be back in the old location before the next mailing date for purchase cards to Alton area food stamp buyers on Sept. 17 or 18. W e a v e r conceded that moving the office back to the old location did not answer complaints made over the past two years that elderly,' handicapped, and infirm food stamp buyers had to stand in long lines in inclement weather because the Alton office was too small. Weaver said that his department was still 'exploring other avenues of (food stamp) distribution including using a currency exchange." but he said these were "as yet unresolved " Regional public aid director Armin Ripplemeyer last week said he recommended to Weaver that the currency (See Page 2, Col. 1) By DILLON GRAHAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Maurice H. Stans says his meeting a few days ago in Miami Beach with Govem- m e n t Accounting Office auditors was "proper and necessary" to assist them in finishing then- probe into Republican campaign fund handling. "We turned over hundreds of documents, which GAO had requested, and which I believe satisfied their inquiry in those respects. At no time did (Phillip) Hughes show me or anyone a draft of hs report," Stans said Friday. Stans, chief fund raiser for President Nixon's campaign, said criticism of the meeting by Lawrence F. O'Brien, national campaign manager for Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern, was "a cynical attack" and said O'Brien "suffers from the panic of a hatchet man who has to wield his attack with marshmallows." "Mr. O'Brien's notion that I have some ability to influence the General Accounting Office is ludicrous," Stans said. O'Britn charged on Wednesday that a delay in releasing the GAO report was part of an "outrageous conspiracy of suppression and called it "an example of the frantic Republican effort to conceal, lock up or otherwise submerge a growing scandal that reaches into the White House itself." Stans' statement was issued through the Committee for the Re-election of the President. He said he called GAO last Tuesday and asked for an opportunity to meet with them on his return to Washington from the Republican National Convention for a review of information the GAO had requested. To save time, he said it was decided it would be more expeditious for GAO representatives to meet, him in Miami Beach. The GAO report has not yet been made public. Reports last week said GAO had found violations in the handling of up to $500,000 in Republican campaign funds, including ?25,'000 deposited in the bank account of Bernard L. Barker, a suspect in the June 17 Democratic headquarters break-in at the Watergate complex here. Chairman Wright Patman, D-Tex., of the House Banking Committee threatened Friday to use subpoena power if necessary to obtain facts in the bugging case at Democratic headquarters. Patman said the public "is under a growing impression that there is a high-level effort to suppress and modify revelations about the case and it would be improper for the Congress to be a party to this suppression through inaction." It also was revealed Friday that the $25,000 political contribution that wound up in Barker's bank account came from Dwayne 0. Andreas, a Minneapolis investment executive, who was a heavy contributor to Hubert H. Humphrey's presidential campaign. Kenneth H. Dahlberg, mid- west financial chairman for President Nixon's campaign, said Andreas made a cash contribution in Florida Aug. 9. Dahlberg has said he converted this into a cashier's check.which he turned over to Stans. I n another statement Friday, O'Brien said, "We know that Maurice Stans received the money that subsequently paid off the individuals who were apprehended at gunpoint in the Democratic National Committee headquarters." "On (he basis of Mr. Stans' new job," as chairman of the GOP Finance Committee, "we can only conclude that Riich- arcl Nixon not only condones Init actually approves nl these outrageous acts," hr- said. Happy birthday Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace, with a little help from his wife, Cornelia, checks out jj.ifts lie received during a celebration of his 53rd birthday at the state Capitol in Montgomery Friday. (AP Wirephoto) Hard rain, thunderstorms hit in Northern Illinois Bandits trip loan firm alarm but manage to flee with loot Young POW A North Vietnamese prisoner of war, handcuffed and bloodstained, waits at La Vang, a suburb of the provincial capital of Quang Tri City, South Vietnam, where he will be transported to the rear. He was wounded and captured in lighting near Quang Tri City recently. (AP Wirephoto) Two men, one wielding a stubnose revolver, robbed the Howard Finance Co. in Alton Friday aiternoon after they ordered two men employes to lie on the Hour and apparently debated whether to take a woman cashier as a hostage. The bandits almost fumbled the job when one of them tripped an alarm system when hurriedly grabbing the cash, but they escaped through a back door only minutes before police rushed in the front door. Police said the bandits forced the cashier, Mrs. Barbara Retzer to empty the cash register of $252. She said she was afraid she was going to be taken hostage after the robbers hurried the men into a furnace room, leaving her to face thy ho'dup men alone. While Mrs. Retzer was removing cash from the register, one of the bandits got impatient and reached into the register himself to grab the cash and trpped an alarm in the process. Darvin llensley, manager of the finance company, told police he was on the phone in his office when a man rushed ir. the back door, pointed a gun at him and told him to get off the phone and get on the floor. The second man camp into UK* rear door and went directly into the lobby and forced the second employe, Kevin McRae, to hit the floor. The bandits snatched wallets from both employes. While the bandits were demanding that the cashier e in p t y the register, a mailman, Lajidolin Waltes of Alton entered, and was also instructed to lie on the floor. ITs wallet containing $35 was 'I'lv b mdits then led the thiTi' mi'ii into a furnace room, and quizzed Mrs. lte;/.er about anv more money tint migh' be around. They then led Mrs. Retzer to the- fu -nace room and after closing lh» door, they fled. By Associated Press Torrential rains and thunderstorms struck much of northern Illinois Friday night, staggering some communities with flash floods and high winds. Up to 7 inches of rain swamped parts of the Chicago area. Authorities said 10 persons were injured when the roof at the Golden Grain Macaroni Co., in the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, collapsed. James Travis, 35, of Chicago, was in critical condition as a result of the storm-related accident. A tornado struck the outskirts of Park Ridge, a northwest Chicago suburb. No injuries were reported, but t h e unconfirmed twister damaged several houses, ripped up trees and utility lines and overturned several autos in the parking lot of the Marriott Motor Hotel. The National Weather Service also was caught by surprise when what it termed "the worst storm of the year" struck the area. It warned of possible flooding rains then said its weather radar was taken out of service "for an equipment modification" Several Lake Michigan tributaries and streams were swollen by the torrential rains. The Chicago Sanitary District opened the Wilmette Harbor Lock on the North Shore Channel to allow water from the swollen Chicago River to flow back into the lake. At midnight, state police at Elgin put out a call for boats to help evacuate residents in flooded areas of Elgin, Lisle, Glendale Heights, Wheaton and Roselle. Police said a levee in the DcPage River near Lisle, 30 miles southwest of Chicago, was threatened. Streets and viaducts throughout metropolitan Chicago were flooded, and the Illinois Department of Transportation issued a general alert for motorists to stay off the roads. Parts of the East-West and Northwest tollways were reported inundated. About midnight, major Chicago expressways were reported from "waterlogged" to "impassible." Illinois Bell Telephone Co.. reported the basements of the firm's suburban Naperville and Lombard offices were flooded, knocking out all telephone service in the communities and that 90 per cent of the telephone service in Wheaton had been affected. Other Chicago suburbs; including Elk Grove Village, Arlington Heights and Waukegan, also had some loss of phone service. Lightning sparked a blaze that destroyed a barn south of Rock Falls in White Side County, and Carroll County sheriff's police said heavy rainfall caused mudslides that packed some county roads with up to four feet of mud. Marjorie Boswell, director of the Mount Prospect health department, warned persons affected by the flooding to make sure drinking water is safe by boiling it. Heavy rain and turbulent wind forced O'Hare International Airport to close for 30 minutes. Departures were delayed more than an hour before operations returned to normal by midnight. The storm struck as Mayor Richard J. Daley and an estimated crowd of 50,000 persons watched the annual Venetian Night Parade on Chicago's lakefront. Boats up to 40 feet long passed in review but most of the show was obliterated by the rains. Half the crowd ran for shelter but Daley stayed until the end of the parade. Inside Editorial .... A-4 SlU's Long lauded. Sewer Itoiuidiip . . A-3 Progress report on Alton sewer work. Corbctt . . . . \-2 •Judge gives Corbett choice of trial before or after election. Spoils B-i Olympics started. Amusements . . .. B-8 Family V H Solving the pollution probli-m. CluiiTh P ige . . . A-8 ,'\e\v St. .Matthew's Church in Alton dedicated. Hooks . ... B-8 Prof. McAdams: Alton archeologist and author. W.atlier . : . . A-5 Sunday coo); low 55, high 80. Television .... A-12 I umies B-3 Obituaries .... 15-4 < lassifieti . . . . B 5 Jerseyans fight 'alcoholic slrip' on Rte. 267 By MARY HAXKLWO()I> ' Telegraph Stall Writer JERSEYV1LLE — The absence of building zoning laws in Jersey County has led to a confrontation between h o m e o w n e r s and tavern owners along Rte. 267 south of New Delhi, with one b o m e o w n e r threatening retaliation by building a pig sty as rinse as possible to a nightclub under construction there, the Telegraph was lold lodav. Jersey residents were particularly vocal about the location of the night club because it is (lie fifth business of that type to be licensed along Rte. 267 in that area. S o in e homeowners have dubbed the spot the "alcoholic strip". Joel Buines. operator of Huincs Pest Control Co. which recently moved to the "alcoholic strip". to'd the Telegraph today that the pig .sty is going up along his property line and the property line of the night club under construction. Baines said the club's parking lot will be within 25 feet of his home and the club itself "only 50 feet away." Of the 14 liquor licenses in Jersey County, five of them are for taverns along Rte. 267 south of New Delhi and north of the Madison County line, records on file in the county clerk's office indicate. Mrs. Nancy Maupin, who is one of a citizen group cir- culating petitions in an effort to remedy the situation, told the Telegraph that she is not only concerned about the taverns in the area but is worried about highway safety on a roadway where serious accidents are prevelant and where several fatal accidents have occurred within the past few years. County Hoard of Supervisors Chairman Ralph Downey told the Telegraph today that a board committee is working on the problem and has instructed the state's attorney office to have some I y p e of recommendation ready for the board meeting Sept 12 to control the development of the rural areas in the county. The county board at its September meeting last year failed to authorize Phase II of county planning which would have resulted in a /oning ordinance for the entire county. Federal matching funds for the project were available at that with the county's share of the cost set at §1,500 with additional three-fourths ot tlie cost to come from U.S. grants. Phase 1 already has teen completed under funding by the Farm and Home Administration at no cost to the county. However, this was just enough planning to allow for water and sewer grants. The furor over creation of the "alcoholic strip" arose after the board of supervisors last month increased the liquor licenses in the area by two bringing the total to five. The board approved a license for the new nightclub, then granted a license to Fred Finch for Delhi Farms while they permitted Rosie Evans, who formerly ran Delhi Farms, to move her liquor license 10 reopen the old Pines tavern as Rosie's Delhi Cocktail Lounge. Also granted at the same time was a package liquor license to Ktherl lierbig for her Stop & Shop in New Dcllu making six places where liquor was available in the town. There have been threats by residents lo Ixncott the grocery store but thus far business has not been affected, the Telegraph learned. However, there is no slock of liquor on the shelve.-, thus far. Hie. 'IC.'i Sinn was not the onlv area of the couiiH vvlurc subdivision residents were complaining tor lack of action bv the board on /.uiiiiij. the Telegraph was told On Kte. 117-111 HIS! north of the Madison County line a commercial building formerly a grocd'y stor,>, has been cauiiged i', a shui .shell reload- in;; and aiiimumtii'ii and lire- arms sli ;e Uisi across thu nad I'rom 'hi.- business is a, aulu junk }.i''d where cars are, burned out. usually on Sunday mo.'11111" w ih thr black smoke belclmi:; ovel tile w hole area, humewMKTS said IV'-imse of Ilk' Id' k u! /.(iniiii.; the resident'- have in/ rviuuiy,'
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