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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

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Henry no surprise Alton Evening Telegraph Saturday, August 26, 1972 A-5 Cromley WASHINGTON Dr. Henry Kissinger did not make his quickie trip to Saigon because of a breakthrough at the Paris peace talks on Vietnam. It can be said with authority this meeting with President Thieu of South Vietnam had been arranged before Kissinger's secret session with Hanoi's Le Dm- Tho in Pahs. The Kissinger second-day meeting with Thieu, advertised as "unexpected," had also been arranged in advance. But recently captured documents reveal North Vietnamese commanders in the South have been ordered to make preparations for ?n early cease-fire. They are to divide their troops into two categories. One group would stay aboveground and available for movement back to whatever' cease-fire lines are decided on. But selected cadre from each unit are to make preparations for going underground, and to stay behind when "all" North Vietnamese troops officially,march to the agreed cease-fire areas. At the same time, men close to the secret Paris talks say the North Vietnamese meeting with Kissinger in Paris have not modified their stiff surrender demands in the . slightest. They still insist on a coalition government dominated by Communists, an American-arranged throw-out of Thieu, complete U.S. withdrawal from Indochina and an end to U.S. aid for Saigon. Mr. Nixon is still holding out against any give-in or face-saving compromise with Hanoi which would amount to giving the Communists what they demand. But this Nixon determination may not last for long. Kissinger did discuss new possibilities with Thieu in Saigon. Time is running short before election day. Despite the public opinion polls showing him the heavy favorite. Mr. Nixon is nervous about November, remembering past upsets. Therefore Mr. Nixon has a choice to make. He rruy decide soon that any sort of a peace is better than no peace at all. Some men close to the White House believe that what Mr. Nixon does will be determined by Sen. George McGovern's strength over the next month. If the South Dakotan's popularity rises sharply, and the electorial vote of key states seems in doubt, then Mr. Nixon, these men expect, will come up with new proposals more to Hanoi's liking. The North Vietnamese seem to hold a similar view. Hanoi's represent'itives abroad have informed associates and Communist, leaders in Western Europe, Asia and elsewhere they are convinced Mr. Nixon believes he must have a settlement by October to be absolutely sure of winning the presidential election in November. 2,190 homes in county vacant Everybody to the back of the bus Powerful labor support for McGovern WASHINGTON — So this handsome, lithe, 6-foot-2, athletic, winsome and erudite youngish labor leader arrived at the McGovern for President headquarters to find out he had one problem. He looked 41. But he is 51. One of the headquarters' executive strategists — almost 30 years his junior — gave him a hearing. Seems that the visitor, an ardent McGovern supporter who almost singlehandedly had helped smash considerable opposition to Cold war on chess board By WILLIAM L. RYAN Washington and Moscow have stopped glaring at one another, but the East-West cold war goes on in microcosm across a marble chessboard in Iceland. And if you don't know "fingerfehler" from "fianchetto," how are you going to understand it? The match of the century for the world championship between world champion Boris Spassky of Russia and American Bobby Fischer has had about everything from a cliffhanger beginning to a touch of cloak and dagger, what with Russian charges of sinister American shenanigans. Suddenly what once was the exotic pastime of the intellectual elite has seized the imagination of the man-in-the- street in America and around the world. Chess has been perplexing people for some eight centuries. The Russians call it shakh- mat, or checkmate. And that's the essence of the game — it means the king can't move without being captured, so the jig is up. The rules for this hobby of eggheads, once called "the royal game," are both old and relatively new. These days FIDE, French initials for International Chess Federation, supervises the game around the world. FIDE organized the first world championship in London in 1927. The common checkerboard will do for chess. The board is considered to have eight horizontal "ranks" and eight verticle "files." Masters refer to the rank squares by letters "e" through "h" and the file squares by numbers 1 through 8, but ordinary mortals had better forget that and stick to designation by the pieces that command each file. Once the neophyte masters the moves of the individual pieces, a new world opens up to him. The fascination is in the game's virtually infinite variety of possible moves and combinations of moves and in the military-like strategy and tactics. From puzzled tyros these days, questions pour into newspaper offices. Some examples: Q. If White, with first move, has the advantage, who decides which is White? A. Lots are drawn for the first game. Thereafter, White is alternated. Q. What about time? A. Each is limited to 1^0 minutes for his first 4U movfjs, and thereafter to one hour for each 16 moves. How much of his time he uses for any one move is up to him and it's his responsibility to watch tht clock. If he takes more than the allotted segment time he loses. Each player has a clo"k and when game time arrives White's is started even if White is nut there. If a playe- 1 is more than an hour la'c-, he loses. If both are an hour late, it's a washout. Q. How is a game adjourned? A. After five hours, an unfinished game can be adjourned by either player. The player who will move next writes his move on a piece of paper, seals it in an envelope and gives it to the referee. The referee opens it at the next session, starts the clock and the game is resumed. He also hears complaints, arbitrates disputes and acts in general like a referee. Q. How is a draw decided? A. Several ways. First, Masters know when neither side has enough strength to win and agree on a draw. Other ways: Stalemate, meaning one side, while not in check, cannot move; perpetual check, meaning the same checking move repeated three times consecutively with the same response; a return of the board three consecutive times to the identical position. Q. What about touching or picking up pieces? A. When a piece is askew you can fix it but you must announce your intention. It's good form to do it in French, "j'adoube," meaning "I adjust." If a player puts a hand on a piece, he must move it unless he's announced adjusting. A move is complete when the piece goes to another square and the hand is removed. Q. Now that we've been through this drill, what about "fingerfehler" and "fian- chetto," as mentioned above? A. If you accidentally knock over a piece, that's a "finger- fehler," a slip of the finger, but it's good form to say it in German. "Fianchetto" is Italian. It means your bishop is placed in Kt-2 to command the whole diagonal file. But if you get too much of this as a beginner, you'll wind up in a "zugzwang." Q. What's a "zugzwang?" A. In plain chess language, it means "you're in a jam, bub." By Victor Riesel McGovern on the convention floor ,had come up with an idea which might help carry New York state. He had a computer set up which could reach over 100,000 union families instantly. The younger chap listened. Then he waved it all aside. Ah, said the strategist, it's that labor thing. We'll see. Come back again some time. The tall, handsome, lithe, athletic labor leader gave the younger chap a strong handclasp, said call me some time, and went off to Mexico — for a long vacation. But he'll be back to rally to the McGovern - Shriver ticket. He's one of a power phalanx of labor chiefs who are building a coast-to-coast political machine for the Democratic ticket — a machine which has gone virtually unnoticed amid the uproar over what is being misinterpreted as "labor neutrality." Actually there is powerful labor support for George McGovern. It will grow even stronger if the candidate's hostile young managers don't alienate the labor chiefs — as the staffers have in the past two weeks. Little of this labor support springs from affection for either George McGovern or Sargent Shriver. These labor chiefs are the traditional unreconstructed Democrats who want an ally, not a neutral, in the White House. They are the men who were the youthful militants of the final years of the Roosevelt era. They are the men who rocked and rolled with such militants, now dead, as Sidney (Clear it with Sidney) Hillman who actually invented labor politics, and the late Walter Reuther who once hoped such politics would make him president of the U.S. — incidentally, a dream once nurtured by Hillman himself. It was Hillman, then president of the men's clothing workers' union, who organized the old CIO- Political Action Committee (PAC), and Walter, as CIO president, who had seen it as the nation's governing "party." And now the old cast has been replaced by the youths of yesteryear — but the script is the same. It has gone virtually unnoticed that the Democratic National Commit t e e' s new executive director is William (Bill) H. Dodds — one of Hilunah's and Reuther's young men. Now 50, Dodds, who apprenticed in the old CIO-PAC for Hillman and on recent years has been the United Auto Workers (UAW) chief of lobby and strategy here, is a crack administrator. Though he has worked the "Hill" for the Reuthers, for Leonard Woodcock and the auto union for more than six years, Dodds still is a member of Local 6, General Motors Division UAW. He is an old and intimate friend of candidate McGovern. His job is to mesh with labor and all other special- interest groups as well as help operate the National Committee. Note too that this is the highest post ever held by a labor official in the national ****************************** SUMMER SALE • ARMSTRONG HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Furnace Humidifier With Any Installed Furnace or Air Conditioner During This Sale. CALL US FOR FREE ESTIMATE. happier adding ARMSTRONG CONDITIONING your present system U 1 /2 of your system is already paid for • Increases home value • Healthier environment • Saves home cleaning hours • Costs less to operate 24 Hour Service Gas—Oil—Electric Furnaces Wholesale — Retail INSTALLED CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Reg. 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In the executive director's seat is an old Sidney Hillman youth — Howard Samuels, on loan from the men's clothing workers' union. Most of the money, muscle and manpower is supplied by three of the 21 unions which launched the committee — Jerry Wurf's fantastically expanding State, County and Municipal Employees, Red Smith's powerful 900,000 • member Machinists, and the 1.5 million - member auto union. And handling the gears in the background is the UAW's vice president Pat Greathouse, another of the once-upon-a-time Reuther youth. They've whipped up staff,, specialists, cadres and all sorts of vote-getting machinery. Supposedly their contact is one or the other of McGovern's top team, Frank Mankiewicz or Gary Hart. Results of a postal vacancy survey conducted in Madison County has revealed that out of a total 75,204 possible deliveries, 2,190 residence, or 2.9 percenl, were vacant. The survey was made after an agreement between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Postal Service, according to Director Boyd Barton of the Springfield, 111., Insuring Office of HUD. Of the total possible deliveries surveyed, 63,709 were residences, of which 1,236 were vacant. The vacancy rate, 1.9 per cent, included 77 newly completed units. A total of 266 residences were reported to be under construction. Among the 8,880 apartment units surveyed, 9.6 per cent were reported vacant. The carriers reported 87 new units among the 850 units which were vacant. There were 155 apartment units under construction on the survey dates. A total of 2,615 mobile homes were surveyed, of which 4.0 per cent were vacant. This proportion represented 104 vacant units. A breakdown of eight cities in the Madison County survey are: Alton — 15,416 total deliveries with 760 vacant for 4.9 per cent. Of the 15,416 total there were 12,417 residences with 403, or 3.2 per cent vacant, and 14 newly constructed; 2,948 apartments with 357, or 12.1 per cent, vacant and 40 newly constructed; 51 mobile homes with none vacant; 21 residences and 1 apartment unit under construction. Bethalto — 2,769 total deliveries with 105 vacant for 3.8 per cent. Of the 2,769 total there were 2,320 residences with 51, or 2.2 per cent, vacant and 7 newly constructed; 283 apartments with 48, or 17.0 per cent, vacant and no new construction; 166 mobile homes with 6, or 3.6 per cent, vacant; 30 residences and 72 apartment units under construction. Cottage Hills — 1,626 total deliveries with 71 vacant for 4.4 per cent. Of the 1,626 total there were 1,452 residences with 58, or 4.0 per cent, vacant and 2 newly constructed; 4 apartments with 2, or 50 per cent, vacant and no newly constructed; 170 mobile homes with 11, or 6.5 per cent, vacant; no residences or apartment units under construction. East Alton — 5,114 total deliveries with 124 vacant for 2.4 per cent. Of the 5,114 total there were 4,582 residences with 70, or 1.5 per cent, vacant and 11 newly constructed; 300 apartments with 34, or 11.3 per cent, vacant and 2 newly constructed; 232 mobile homes with 20, or 8.6 per cent, vacant; 17 residences and no apartment units under construction. Edwardsville — 7,195 total deliveries with 159 vacant for 2.2 per cent. Of the 7,195 total there were 6,320 residences with 87 or 1.4 per cent vacant and 14 newly constructed; 687 apartments with 57, or 8.3 per cent, vacant and 37 newly constructed; 188 mobile homes with 15, or 8 per cent, vacant; 61 residences and 3 apartment units under construction. Hartford — 843 total deliveries with 14 vacant for 1.7 per cent. Of the 843 total there were 813 residences with 9, or 1.1 per cent, vacant and no new construction; 10 apartments with 3, or 30 per cent, varant and no new construction; 20 mobile homes with 2, or 10 per cent, vacant; no residences or apartment units under construction. Roxana — 650 total deliveries with 32 vacant for 4.9 per cent. Of the 650 total there were 573 residences with 17, or 3 per cent, vacant and 1 newly constructed; 64 apartments with 15 or 23.4 per cent, vacant and 2 newly J & ASpringman CHAIN LINK FENCING constructed; 13 mobile homes with none vacant; no residences or apartment units under construction. Wood River — 4,403 total deliveries with 81 vacant for 1.8 per cent. Of the 4,403 total there were 3,580 residences with 55, or 1.5 per cent, vacant and 4 newly constructed; 662 apartments with 22, or 3.3 per cent, vacant and none newly constructed; 152 mobile homes with 4, or 2.6 per cent, vacant; 1 residence and 3 apartment units under construction. The survey covered dwelling units in residences, apartments and mobile homes, including military, institutional, public housing and units used only seasonally. It did not cover stores, offices, commercial hotels and motels or dormitories; nor did it cover boarded up residences or apartments that were not intended for occupancy. A residence represents one possible stop with one possible delivery on a carrier's route; an apartment represents one possible stop with more than one possible delivery. Guerrillas feared MANILA (AP) — The Maoist New People's Army is expected to carry out an intensified urban guerrilla campaign using powerful arms and even rockets smuggled into the country, the chief of the national police has warned. ARLANS OPEN SUNDAY 11:00 A.M. to 6 P.M. W. ST. LOUIS AVE. mor EAST (ROADWAY JCPennev Eastgate Plaza OPEN SUNDAY 12:30 TO 5:30 P.M. on the theory that a family who shops together saves together. Did You Know....? 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