Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 30, 1972 · Page 13
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 13

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 30, 1972
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Section B Pages 1 to ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport* Alton, Illinois, Wednesday, August 30, 1972 Data From NATIONAL WEATHCR SERVICE. NOAA. U.S. Dept. of Commerce FORECAST Figures Show Low Temperature! Expected Until Thursday Morning Isolated Precipitation Not Indicated— Consult local Forecast At Jerseyville... Unions irked by city work overlap National Weather New tricks outwitting man's insect enemies Sunny, warm feather is forecast for most of the nation Wednesday, with cooler weather expected for the northern Plains and Pacific Northwest. Showers are forecast for thii central Rockies, part of the Midwest and coastal areas from northern Florida to South Carolina. (AP Wirephoto) ~~ Area tveather WASHINGTON - In place of DDT, science is substituting new bug killers: more bugs. As concern grows over tfie effects of many chemical insecticides on the environment, biologists are •turning to the ruthless world of insects themselves to control pests. Scientists are enlisting armies of natural enemies to destroy harmful insects. Laboratories are cultivating fatal diseases and perfecting Machiavellian tricks to wipe out whole generations of insects. There may be only about 200 serious pests among the hundred thousand or so insect species found in the United States, writes Hal Higdon in the September National Geographic. But every year they chew their way through billions of dollars worth of trees, shrubs, and food crops. In the valuable citrus orchards of southern California, owners learned a hard lesson. When a scale insect menaced the trees in 1888, growers Imported the vedalia ladybug beetle from Australia to fight it. Within two years, victcry was won at a cost of less than $5,000. But in the late 1940's, widespread DDT spraying soon eliminated ladybugs — and the scale reappeared in force. Only discontinuing much chemical spraying, and bringing back ladybugs, saved the crops. Today, more than half the insect research budget in the United States Department of Agriculture is spent on finding biological and other non- chemical controls. The kill-or-be-killed world of insects in the service of man is vicious. In Georgia, well- named assassin bugs sting corn earworms, pests which cost fanners $200 million a year. In Michigan, a laboratory is producing a parasite wasp which stings and lays its egg in the larva of a cereal leaf beetle. The egg develops, eats the larva, and eliminates another enemy oi: farmers. In Texas, a huge screwworm "nursery" produces billions of the flies that menace cattle herds every spring. Hadiation then sterilizes the male flies, and they are released by airplane. When the males reach females, which mate only once in a lifetime, reproduction is doomed. In Illinois, scientists are perfecting a bacterial spray that causes the cabbage looper to starve from loss of appetite. Another pathogenic spray may end the) devastating march' of the tree-killing gypsy moth through the eastern United States. Releasing a sex attractant, a synthetic copy of the odor emitted by females, appears to confuse males so they cannot find and mate with females. Area weather — Mostly sunny and hot today. The high 90 to 95. Clear to partly cloudy and little temperature change tonight and Thursday. The low tonight around 70. The high Thursday in the lower 90s. Extended forecast Partly cloudy, chance of showers Friday and Saturday. Fair Sunday. Warm Friday, a little cooler Saturday and Sunday. Highs Friday 80s to lower 90s. High 70s norh and 80s south Saturday and Sunday. Lows Friday 60s, mostly 50s Saturday and Sunday. Godfrey man charged with intoxication A 33-year-old Godfrey man was charged with intoxication when police found him slumped over in a car shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. Floyd D. McRaven of 218 Luella St., in Godfrey, was found seated in a car at 543 E. Broadway. Police said that both right tires on the car were flat and the right side of the vehicle was damaged. Police had a report earlier In the evening that a car had hit the Clark Bridge on the Missouri side. By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph Staff Writer JERSEYVILLE - Two labor unions Tuesday night told the Jerseyville City Council that the city's contract with Local 1479 of tho Municipal Workers Union violated union rules and that city employes were infringing on work svhich should bo given to the laborers and finishers union members. Robert McAdams of Laborers' Local 646 told the council that the business agent for the city employe? union avoided meeting with the council or the laborers' union because he is aware he "has a contract he has no right having because it infringes on our work." McAdams and Dean Turner of the finishers Local 90 said city employes were infringing on their work because they were putting new sidewalks rather than just repairing them. McAdams said putting in new sidewalks Is the type of work that should be reserved to members of his union. The city employes are allowed to do only repair work, McAdams said. The matter revolves around an interpretation of the term "new work." City employes, the council and the union men agreed, have been tearing out some of Jerseyville's brick sidewalks and putting in concrete. The state statute which covers this area says that TWA orders all luggage that repair work is that which does not alter the "size, typ-? or extent" of the sidewalks, and City Attorney George Wittman said he has four.d n o legal interpretation through the courts concerning this part of the statute. The council finally agreed to demand that the union rcp'v.vpntivr for city employes meet with the other 2 unions involved in the dispute and that no further sidewalk work be clone until the matter is settled. In other action at Tuesday night's meeting, the council accepted a bid of $3,334 from John Gray & Son of Jer- scyvillG to install a new septic tank system in the city park. Commissioner Joe Sus'ii'; earlier had moved to reject all bids because, he said, no contractor would be responsible for the performance of the system once it was installed according to plans submitted by the city. Susing said that Gray had told him that the system wouldn't work, but Mayor James Dolan and the other commissioners voted down Susnig's motion. The council also passed a new levy ordinance Tuesday night with slight variation from the original ordinance proposed. The public library operating expenses section was changed from $21,000 to $25,500. The council also heard Tuesday night from the ex chairman of the defunct water and sewer board, Rus- sell Baze. Baze in a letter said hi accepted the decision of the city to disband the board and added "It is my hope that the city can keep the wator and sewer department operating as efficiently in the future as it is on this date, with the employes .judged by merit, rather than their political affiliation." Everything you want in a living room and a price tag within your budget! ACT NOW! Select sofa and matching loveseat or sofo and 2 chairs. inspected NEW YORK (AP) - Within a few days, passengers boarding all Trans World Airlines and American Airlines flights will have to surrender their hand luggage for inspection. The two carriers announced Tuesday that they planned to search all baggage carried aboard their flights in an effort to prevent hijackings. TKe luxury of a sumptuous Contemporary living room, grouped the way you want it and priced to please. Tuxedo design sofa and loveseat with loose pillow-backs. 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Official hockey sticks. Official Cardinal football helmets. You get your choice when you open a checking or savings account for $50 or more — or add $50 to your present account. (Just one gift per family, pleasp.) So name your game and pick your gift. The bank that doesn't seem a bank. METROPOLITAN BAMK AND TRUST 2850 Beliline • Alton MEMBER FDIC electronics Come i For A Premier Show! ALTON REFRIGERATION SEE OUR LARGE SHOWROOM featuring A Complete Line Of Quality Zenith Product! - arranged in attractive living room-liU Kttings. If you're thinking of purchasing a Color Set now or later on this fall you owe it to your- ielf to see these fine products. Beautiful cabinetry - A Great Picture - and proven reliability all in one. LAST WEEK TO REGISTER! COME IN & REGISTER For FREE , 12" Diag.Meas. Black & White TV • To Be Given Away Sept. 2nd I Intruclurlor.x Sa\ inns on .Models BIG SAVINGS ON 1972 CLOSE-OUT MODELS • 1973 MODELS Available For Immediate Delivery OPEN MON. & FRI. 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