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A-2 Alton Evening Telegraph Monday, August 28, .1972 McGovern harps on fund raising By GREGG HARRINGTON WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern said today small contributors provide "the heart of the financing" of his campaign in "stark and glaring contrast" to the effort to re-elect President Nixon. The South Dakota senator told a news conference in ins campaign headquarters that $1.8 million in mail contribti tions of $100 or less each have been received since McGovern received tli? Democratic nomination .n early July. The wldp-soale effort, McGovern said, demonstrates that Americans are "concerned about restoring the control of government to the hands of the people." McGovern and Morris Does, the director of the candidate's direct-mail fund-raising effort, made the progress report this morning in a room filled wilh young volunteers who were busy opening letters from around the country with contributions to the campaign Most of the envelopes contained personal checks for 310 to $25. U.S. seeks to cut financin for U.N. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — The United States lias launched a new campaign to get the American assessment for the United Nations reduced to "no more than 25 per cent" of the world organization's regular budget. The U.S. tab in 1972 amounted to 31.52 per cent, or $64 million, the highest, of the 132 U.N. members. In his first budget as U.N. secretary-general, Kurt Walri- heim has asked the General Assembly to approve expenditures of $224 million in 1973, and increase of 517 per cent over 1972. A highly placed U.S. official told reporters the American move for a reduction "is not in retaliation for things the U.N. has done that we don't like although there are individuals in Ihis country who would portray it in Ihis light." The document, which became available for publication today, says that "the position maintained by the United States and a number of other member states in 1946, that it is unhealthy for a worldwide organzation to be excessively dependent upon the financvil contribution of any one member state, continues to be reflected strongly in American public opinion. "The view is widely held in the United States that in a virtually universal organization of sovereign, equal states, ihe total membership must share its financial responsibilities more equitably." Bi-State criticized (Continued from Page 1) to catch a bus and those who worked in East St. Louis had to walk three • fourths of a mile to get infrequent bus service out of National City. Thomas and the other two mayors said they were unable to get any response from Bi- State when they made complaints. Telegraph reporter Dennis MacMurray reviewed for the committee details uncovered :b y the Telegraph and published in a series of articles in February about a ;transaction involving real estate in Caseyville. : MacMurray also suggested toe committee ask Bi-State officials the salaries of •Transit Sen-ices Corp. officers who manage the bus system under contract to Bi;State. : Since most of the Transit .Services officers also held posts in the old St. Louis Public Service Co., it was also suggested that the committee -ask Bi-State how much each of these officers realized financially when Bi-State purchased Public Service assets in 1963. MacMurray also suggested the committee investigate charges made by Charles Q. Troupe that the present exact- fare boxes and counting system allows widespread nternal theft. Clarence Decker, owner of the Le w i s and Clark Restaurant and Motel in East Alton, told the committee his complaints about poor sen-ice and continually rising charter costs made by Bi-State while he operated bus sen-ice to Cardinal baseball games from If you (ail to receive your Telegraph by 5: SO p.m. phone 465-6641 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. the restaurant. As earlier reported in the Telegraph, Decker said that $15,000-$20,000 per year in Cardinal tickets were sold because of the charter service but Decker said that repeated delays by Bi-State in getting the buses there on time and the rising fees made it necessary for him to discontinue the service. University of Missouri-St. Louis economics Professor Joseph McKenna said that the experience of Transit Services Corp. officials "consisted of being unable to run a private line successfully." He noted that the present five-year management contract expires Oct. 1 and "if no action is taken within 30 days, we'll be stuck with the present management setup for another five years." McKenna said the Transit Services officials wei« "inefficient" and "unimaginative." McKenna said that although he supported more public subsidies for Bi-State, if the present management was allowed to continue "perhaps it would be better to allow Bi-State to wither and die." Most of the mail Was in response to letters Ddes had sent out since the convention asking for contributibns to McGovern's effort td> bent President Nixon ih the November election. The massive direct rtiall effort, to be bolstered fey television, newspaper andl door- to-door appeals, will hopefully bring in $25 million for McGovern's campalgrt war chest, Dees said. But, !ic added, to be on the cons e r v a t i v e side, he i •; estimating no more jhan SI million to $14 million through direct mail. Dees, who started in the direct mail business !n 1956 selling birthday cakes to University of Alabama students, said Sunday, "We're already close to $2 million. That Just leaves us $23 million to go." Despite the long road ahead, Dees said, he, McGovem and the other campaign planners afe very optimistic about the response so far to appeals for funds. "We've been real pleased with our mail," Decs said. "It's not even the first of September yet. There's kind of a religious movement going on in this campaign. People give almost like they give lit.hings at church. 'People really believe In this movement." Decs said today 173,220 people-63,220 of them since the Democratic convention- have already joined what the campaign has dubbed the Million Member Club by contributing to McGovern's campaign this year. McGovern and his aides hope to rely more on smaller contributions from millions of individual voters than on the large donations from the so- called fat cats of industry, labor and other groups. Nevertheless, McGovern has courted those potential contributors as well. In many cities on his campaign trail he meets with likely donors in open receptions or closed meetings. Dees, who said he works for McGovern on a volunteer basis and even pays his own personal travel and living expenses when in Washington, said an early batch of mail appeals is going to 505,000 people who have already given to McGovern or the Democratic Party. Those names were compiled, he said, by adding the 110,000 who contributed to McGovern during the primary elections this year, 75,000 names on the rolls at the Democratic National Committee and 320,000 people who pledged contributions during Nie party's telethon just prior to the national convention in July. "If I can't get those 505,000 people to give once over the course of the campaign by writing them several times, I'm going to turn in my license," Dees said. "But, to be conservative, I can surely get 75 per cent of them to give." Laclede fighting to quash pollution charge Laclede Steel Co. of Alton today filed a motion with the Illinois Pollution Control board to dismiss charges of violating the state's a i r quality standards against the company. The motion was made during the first day of hearings in the state's complaint against the steel firm. The charges were filed in May. The hearings, held at Alton City Hall council chambers were continued to Oct, 16 and the motion will be studied by the board. Laclede currently hqs a $4.5 million air pollution control program underway, but clouds of dust whicih pour from the company's plant on East Broadway have been the targets of complaints for several years. Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegrapft Printing Company PAUL if COUSLEY President. General Manager. STEPHEN A COUSLEY Editor & Assistant to the Publisher. RICHARD A. COUSLEY. Vice President and Classified Mgr. HENRY H. MCADAMS Secretary and Assistant General Manager. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (The Associated Press Is exclusively Mi tit led to the use of publication of ill news dispatches credited In this R aper and to the local new* pub- shed herein ) Subscription price: By earner, 60c weekly $2.60 per calendar month; by mail J17.00 a vear, »S.OO six months In Illinois and Missouri {2500 a year, $13 SO six months In all other states Mall subscription! not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available Second Class Pottage paid a. Alton. Illinois 82002 rr\ ^ f | J. Odl TUL OUCCtl A tearful Dee Trimm of Brighton gets help from Roger Hunter, master of ceremonies at the annual Betsy Ann Picnic, after the high school student was crowned Miss Betsy Ann Saturday night. Miss Trimm now goes on *° Macoupin County competition for beauty queens. The picnic is sponsored by the Betsy Ann volunteer fire department. Stans call for investigation of McGovern's fiscal setup Home of . . Flavor-Plus Foods SEE HOW YOU) SAVE! TOP QUA1JTY. TOO! CHECK OUR Wf;iJVf:SI> IV 4DJ By JOHN STOWELL WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the results could be "very revealing," President Nixon's finance committee has asked congressional investigators to audit Sen. George McGovern's fundraising records as closely as they did the Republicans'. "There must be no reluctance on the part of the General Accounting Office to pursue as vigorously with Sen. McGovern's staff the kind of investigation it has with the Finance Committee," committee chairman Maurice Stans said Sunday. "We will anticipate a report equally extensive," he said, adding that the GOP has "reason to believe (tlm Democratic accounts) will be very revealing." The former Commerce secretary's four-page statement, distributed by Nixon's official Committee for the Re-election of the President, charged that the GAO report was a sloppy, politically motivated job. "It is apparent that the strong and persistent pressures placed on the GAO by Democratic members of the Congress are responsible to a high degree for the inaccuracies in the report," Stans said. John Connally, former Treasury secretary who's heading up the Democrats for Nixon drive, said on ABC's Issues and Answers program that the GAO report is a "nettlesome thing." "I don't think it is going to be a major issue, anything of that kind," the former Texas governor and Lyndon B. Johnson protege said, "but I think it obviously doesn't help." Elsewhere, President Nixon entertained 400 movie stars and directors at a poolside party at San Clemente, Calif. Today he was scheduled to get a progress report from Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird on plans for an all- volunteer Army by mid-1973, and counsel on the next announcement on Vietnam troop withdrawals. Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, appearing on NBC's Meet the Press, had harsh words for Democratic opponents and newsmen who criticize U.S. bombing of North Vietnam but make no mention of Hanoi's shelling of South Vietnamese cities. Brushing aside questions about his political ambitions in 1976, Agnew said he has softened his rhetoric and dropped "radical-liberal" from his vocabulary. McGovern, fresh from a quiet weekend with his family in Washington, scheduled a light day today in preparation for what has been billed as a major speech on employment and tuxes in New York Tuesday. Belscot robbery suspect (Continued from Page 1) taken in the holdup of a jewelry department clerk. Mrs. Dorothy Moore, 42, of Moro, a clerk, told sheriff's deputies she had jus* completed a count of the day's receipts in the department when a man stepped up, brandished a revolver and ordered: "Give me the money or somebody is going to get hurt." The clerk said she handed over the receipts, contained in a brown cloth money pouch, and the bandit said, "remember, 'be quiet, or someone will get hurt up there (indicating the front of the store)." As the bandit walked briskly toward the front of the store Mrs. Helen' Moore, 37, of 7612 Humbert, Alton — employed in the men's department — stepped up to the jewelry counter and noticed the shocked expression of Mrs. Dorothy Moore and heard her say: "that man just robbed me." Mrs. Helen Moore told deputies she followed the bandit as he rushed through a checkout counter and she shouted to a security guard: "That man just robbed the jewelry department and he has a gun." The suspect was apprehended by security guards Mon-is Bradshaw, 43, of 2602 Tulane, Alton, and Calvin Grills, 46, 40 Sidney, Alton, and held until statt troopers and sheriff's deputies arrived. AUDIVOX HEARING AIDS Licensed under patents of American Telephone & Telegraph Co., Western Electric Co.. Inc. & Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. Repairs All Makes Batteries, Cords, Earmolds MADISON COUNTY HEARING AID CO. 82 E. Ferguson, Wood River | Phone 254-1433 Fischer keeps advancing toward Spassky's title By ANDREW TORCHIA REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky drew the 19th game of the world chess champ i o n s h i p match Sunday, putting Fischer only two wins or three draws from capturing Spassky's title and ending Soviet domination of the sport. The draw gave Fischer an 11-8 lead over Spassky with a maximum of only five games left. They play again Tuesday. Wins count a full point and draws a half point. The 29-year-old challenger needs 12% points to take the title and Spassky needs 12 to retain it Fischer and Spassky have drawn the last six games. Both played a high level of chess in them, but the Russian was unable to narrow the three-point lead on which Fischer is coasting to the world title. Experts said the six draws have included some of the most solid chess of the match even if they didn't have the excitement, of the earlier encounters, when Fischer rocketed into the lead from an early two-point deficit. Sunday's draw was especially hard fought. Spassky, playing first with the white pieces, moved his king's pawn forward two squares. Fischer avoided his favorite Sicilian defense and chose to advance his king's knight in the same Alekhine Defense with which he beat Spassky in the 13th game. But this time Spassky, apparently well prepared, dominated the board and carried the battle to the American. The Russian set up a maze of moves in which he hoped Fischer would lose his way. But the challenger successfully walked a tightrope defense to make it an even end game. The off4he-board infighting continued with an American demand that the front rows in the 2,500-seat playing hall be kept empty to protect Fischer, who objects to noise when he is thinking. The Icelandic Chess Federation said the seats would be used if there were spectators to fill them. As it happened, the expected overflow crowd did not show up and the seats stayed empty. Indian University students can declare academic bankruptcy BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Befuddled students with grade problems can declare "academic bankruptcy" at Indiana University and return to school without a grade point deficit hanging over their heads. Among the 100 students in the College of Arts and Sciences who have asked to throw out a semester's worth of poor work are pregnant coeds, a youth whose mother was dying of cancer and those with crumbling love affairs or family and psychiatric problems. They say this has kept them from going broke scholastically and helped "humanize" higher education. The actual marks cannot be expunged from a transcript. But the one "bankrupt semester" allowed per student for any reason is not figured in their grade point average. School officials say the experimental program, now in its second semester, is a step toward eliminating all Ds and Fs and making the transcript a record of proficiency — not failure. Dean Kenneth Gros Louis, 34-year-old originator of the program, said it indicates -'a greater awareness of students as persons and the difficulties of living when you're between 17 and 22. ''If leniency means humanizing an institution, then I'm all for it," he said. Most academically bankrupt students are freshmen with traditional problems of identity and orientation at a school that could be larger than their home town. One exasperated freshman dropped out after four weeks to hitchhike to California. Four months later he returned to "bankrupt" the lost semester and score straight A's. "I wish I'd declared bankruptcy," said one pretty Eng lish major. "I ruined my grades and my love life. Now it's too late to patch up either." A typical case is that of Harold Stafford, news editor of the Daily Student. Stafford declared bankruptcy after he crammed in too much journalism and not enougli studying. "I simply worked to hard and when I realized it, it was too late," said the senior from South Bend. "Bankruptcy saved my grade point and chances for graduate school." Prof. Gates Agnew, chairman of a committee reviewing the system, said he does not yet have conclusive statistics on whether "bankruptcy is supporting a lame duck or allowing ils wing to heal so it can take off and fly. "We're trying to find a bureaucratic way to avoid victimization of students without nurturing idleness and opening Pandora's Box," he said. Author Clifford Irving begins prison sentence LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP)— Author Clifford Irving, convicted of conspiracy and fraud in a fake autobiography of billionaire recluse Howard Hughes, walked handcuffed into Lewisburg Penitentiary today to begin a 2^-year sentence. Irving drove to Lewisburg with his attorney, Maurice Nessen, where he surrendered to a federal marshal. Then he was driven the 18 miles to the penitentiary's minimum security facility, Allenwood Farm, noted for producing upholstered furniture and desks for federal offices. The tall author flew to New York from Florida Sunday. Irving, 41, had spent the last 10 days in Sarasota, Fla., with his wife, Edith, 36, and their two sons. She joined them after completing a two- month jail sentence for her part in the hoax. filled to your doctor's orders PHARM ACY 827 E. Airline Drive ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS (ADVERTISEMENT) (ADVERTISEMENT) What Do Many Doctors Use When They Suffer Pain Of Hemorrhoidal Tissues? Exclusive Formula Gives Prompt, Temporary Relief In Many Cases from Such Pain. 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