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Second break-in at Watergate? Richard Gerstein MIAMI (AP) - State Atty. Richard Gerstein of Miami says the testimony of a photographer points to a second break-in of the Democratic National Headquarters where correspondence between party leaders was secretly filmed. Gerstein said Thursday that a M i n m i commercial photographer had testified he developed prints of what appeared to be hand-written letters between Democratic leaders one week before five men were arrested inside the party's headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Photographer Michael Richardson identified the men who paid him for the "special rush job" on June 10 as former CIA agent Bernard L. Barker and Frank Sturgis. Both were charged with the June 17 break-in at the Watergate, Gerstein said. "The only conclusion you can reasonably draw is there was another break-in at the Watergate or somewhere else where these people came into possession of documents they shouldn't have had," said Gerstein, a Democrat who is running for re-election this fall. Gerstein said his investigation of the Watergate affair is "continuing," but declined to say if formal charges would be filed. He said the probe was "totally nonpolitical." Richardson was subpoenaed by Gerstein and gave a sworn statement last week. Gerstein said the 29-year-old photographer passed a 2^-hour lie detector test Thursday "with flying colors." However, the state attorney refused to say how Richardson's story came to his attention. Martin Dardis, Gerstein's chief investigator, said only that Richardson's role came to light with a tip from an unidentified third party. In his statement, Richardson said Barker and Sturgis came to his father's firm, Rich Photos, on June 10. He said the two men described the photographs as "legal documents and notes, stuff like that." But Richardson said when he began to develop the 8x10 prints, he started to suspect "some sort of hanky-panky." The commercial photographer told investigators the 38 pictures from two rolls of 35mm film showed what appeared to be personal correspondence between Lawrence (See Page 2, Col. 8) Michael Richardson ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Vol. 137, No. 196 Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene and Calhoun Counties Alton, Illinois, Friday, September 1, 1972 © Alton Tolepraph Printing Co., 1972 2 SECTIONS 22 PAGES Price 10c Est. Jan. 15, 1836 Japan to buy $ 1 billion in goods By FRANK CORMIER HONOLULU (AP) - President Nixon and Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka wind up their mid- Pacific summit today, reaching accord on a one-shot Japanese effort to ease the plight of the dollar. The agreement, to be spelled out in a joint com- munique, envisions Japanese orders for an extra $1 billion- plus of American goods, with the bulk to toe paid for in advance. American officials had hoped to leave Honolulu with a similarly specific meeting of the minds on longer-range solutions to a chronic and growing deficit in U.S. trade dealings with Japan. Sucli matters, however, are being left largely to future negotiations. Nixon and Tanaka were said to have spent a third of their time in private talks Thursday discussing trade matters. Sitting in on their initial discussion were Henry A. Kissinger, the President's foreign policy adviser, and Nobuhiko Ushiba, Japan's -ambassador to Washington. While they met at the Kuil- ima hotel on Oahu's north shore, Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Japanese Foreign Minister Masayoslu Ohira presided at a companion, conference of other officials from the two countries. They were joined for an hour by Nixon and Tanaka before all summit participants took a break prior to an evening working dinner at the hotel. After the dinner, American sources disclosed that Tanaka has been invited to visit the United States mainland, lie may go to Washington early next year. The dinner lasted two hours and in what was described as a "private and very informal toast," Nixon paid tribute to Tanaka in terms of baseball —a sport popular in Japan. Likening the new Japanese prime minister to a pitcher, Nixon said he and his team •are "in the big league," adding, "He has all the pitches. He has a fastball, a curve, a slider and a knuckler." An American official who was present said Tanaka talked of handling problems in a "family spirit" at the summit and declared all difficulties between the two nations could be solved by frank and constructive talks. After a final meeting and issuance of the communique, Nixon flies back to his San Clemente, Calif., home Friday night. Before departure he will participate in a ceremony marking the retirement of Adm. John S. McCain Jr. and his replacement as commander in chief of U.S. forces Jn the Pacific by Adm. Noel Gayler. While her husband spent all Thursday conferring with the visiting Japanese and getting a Vietnam report from Ellsworth Bunker, ambassador to Saigon, Mrs. Nixon did some towing around llilo on the island of Hawaii. From the standpoint of the Americans, trade was the key summit topic in view of pressure on the dollar resulting from Japan's currently estimated $3.8-billion surplus in commercial dealings with the United States. However, Nixon and Tanaka also spent a good bit of time talking about developing ties between their two countries and mainland China. Tanaka is expected to visit Peking in about a month. Architects' draining of $14.2 million tivin classroom buildings at SIU Multimillion dollar 2-county reservoir could turn into sulphuric acid horror By F.ILL LHOTKA Telegraph Staff Writer A proposed $7.3 million water supply reservoir for 18 Macoupin and Madison county communities, which has cleared area agencies and reportedly been given preliminary federal approval, could turn into a sulfuric acid nightmare from sJag heap runoff, a Telegraph investigation has revealed. In addition to the potential pollution problems for the 1, 7 0 0 - a c r e Silver Creek reservoir, the Madison- Macoupin County Intercity Water Commission has virtually no chance of obtaining ultimate federal funding unless the 18 towns are willing, to tax themselves, Hie Telegraph learned. The commission last May pulled an end-ran around the i . ' <. x <! (Related story B-l) East-West Gateway Coord i n a t i n g Council, the T c 1 c g r a p h investigation showed, by failing to nmke even a single mention of the potential hazards of acid mine drainage from slag heaps from abandoned coal mines in the Staunton area. "No one in his right mind can ignore these gob piles," Rep. Ken Boyle, D-Carlinville, said, citing a half-dozen alone in the Staunton area. But the water commission chose to ignore them. Its five- page environmental impact statement to Gateway's environmental task force made no mention of possible sulfuric acid pollution from drainage off the slag heaps. The environmental task force called the five-page statement inadequate, but did not touch upon the acid mine d r a i n a g e problem. The Gateway Council board of directors subsequently overruled the staff report and approved the project. Sara Roscoe Wilson, task force coordinator who prepared the report on the water commission's impact statement, said she was unaware of the problem, and worked with what the water commission submitted. "The subject never came up in any of the discussions I was involved in," Mrs. Wilson told the Telegraph. A spokesman for Henry, Meisenheimer and Gcnde Inc. of Carlyle, the engineering firm that has designed the proposed reservoir to be located north of Alhambra in Madison County, admitted that some refuse coal piles were within the drainage area of the reservoir. The engineer said his firm had done "some testing" and used reports of the old Illinois W a t e r Pollution Control Board. The Cahokia Creek basin, which is more centrally located for the 18 towns, was rejected because of slag heap runoff from abandoned mines, the spokesman said. The only reference to the problem in the Fast-West Gateway staff report is a reference to Cahokia Creek's water as "not, especially desirable " Commission Chairman John Sharp said last week that the U.S. Department of Housing a n d Urban Development (HUD) had announced that the reservoir proposal fitted i n with the funding requirements of I-IUD's water facilities program. Boyle, who questioned the accuracy of Sharp's announcement, said it was his understanding that "until the state clears it for pollution 1> r o b 1 e m s , the federal government will make no further commitments." Boyle sponsored a bill to reclaim abandoned strip mine lands last spring with the intention of amending it next year to include the reclamation of refuse coal piles from abandoned un(See Page 2, Col. 7) Job equality goa I of Edwardsville blacks for 'Peaceful Progress' Inside Editorial . . . . A-4 The Arts . Press .sources may dry up Carnival folk, under court decision. A-6 By CAROL CLARK1N Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE Discrimination in employment, both in private business and city hall, is the major concern of Edwardsville's black comm u n i I y , an embryo organization for blacks held an initial rap session Thursday evening. To be called "Black People for Peaceful Progress", the group will be headed b)' Ron Lambert, with Winston Brown as vice-chairman and a nine- member steering committee to be named in the near future. "A stranger coming into Edwardsville would think this is an all-white community. Go buy a car, no black salesman. Start looking for a house, no black realty agents. Just a few token- blacks in evidence, strictly window- dressing," Lambert told a group of about 6 potential m embers — a group predominantly black and young. "If you want this to change, you've got to get i n v o v 1 e d , aware, and together." Called to learn what blacks consider their greatest problem in Edwardsville, the meeting was thrown open early for comments — and the emphasis was mini- Selective Service 95 is draft cutoff number says WASHINGTON (AP) — Selective Service announced today that men with lottery numbers through 95 will be drafted this year. About 15,900 men will be called during the last three months. Setting the year-end ceiling at No. 95 assures "almost three-fourths of the men who faced induction during 1972 that they will not be called this year," the announcement said. The ceiling was raised from No. 75 being used for the August and September callups. The 15,900 will raise the year's total to the 50,000 that Secretary of Defense Melvui K. Laird said the Army would need this year to fill its ranks. This compares with more than 94,001' men inducted during 1971 and 163,500 in 1970. The peak Vietnam year was 330,000 in 1966. mediately apparent. Jobs and lack of jobs for blacks. "How about some of those office jobs at city hall?" One man asked, "Surely we've got some girls here who know shorthand and typing. Never mind that IBM business, they can train you for that, they train the while girls. But then, how many of you black girls havft applied and how many of you are qualified?" "You want on the police force and the board is supposed to notify you when exams are coming up if you've applied. But they don't notify you. you're lucky if you find out when the tests are going to be held." "The 'man' wants you to feel bad, thinks you can't do the job. The 'man' ain't doing us no favors here in Kd- wardsville. Look at the money we spend here. Get up your confidence and stick with it," Lambert told the group. Several members of the group, however, stressed the question of qualification. "It's not just the blacks, it's all minorities. Women, Jews. If you're female and qualified, Black or Jewish and qualified, they you've got a real thing going," Winston Brown noted. We're going to have to push in the areas of education and work if we're going to get where we want to go." "You're not going to like this but I'm going to say it anyway," Calvin Lambert, brother of the chairman, said. ''The 'natural' is out. Those scrubby, scuffy chinbeards, that care-free attitude that Tin only gonna be around here a few days anyhow'. They're out, you're not gonna get a job that way. You cats have gotta conform. The 'man' calls the shots ami there really is a little thT.g called qualification and expertise." C h a i r m a n La m b c r t, however, expressed fraternal disagreement with the remarks on Afro cuts and beards. "We want to be ourselves, none of this phony-baloney stuff. How come the haii- bit is still a block for us when the whites have finally gotten over their thing about the long-hairs. Just because you wear a natural, you're not a militant. The standards have got to be changed. You gotta do something militant to be a militant. Hit somebody with a brick, shoot somebody. I've never done that and I'm not gonna do it, and I doubt if there are any militants here tonight anyway." One young man complained that because of his police record and a jail sentence, (See Page 2, Col. 2) Found .... Two brothers reunited. Sewers .... Annexed area elects ahead. Sports .... Spitz may become all greatest. Family .... .New 'layered look'. . A-3 . A-2 to go B-2 time A-JO Weather Cooler Saturday; showers; low 60's, Television Comics Obituaries Stocks Claslsfied . . Amusements A -9 chance of high 70's. . . 15-4 A-8 15-5 • It V . . B-4 . . B-5 . . A-9 Ogilvie at SIUE releases millions for 2 buildings EDWARDSVILLE - Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie chose his second campaign swing through Madison county in less than a month Thursday to release $14.2 million for the construction of two classroom- office buildings at Southern Illinois University here. The announcement means that SIUE will get its first new classroom buildings since initial construction of the campus 10 years ago. University officials hope to begin construction this fall. Gov. Ogilvie told a 300- strong crowd of administrators, faculty and students that a task force he had created to review construction costs in university buildings "eliminated frills and reduced the cost of the two structures by a half- million each." The governor also announced location of a new branch office of the Depart- m e n t of Business and Economic Development on the SIU campus because of "the bright economic future of Metro East" which construction of a new St. Louis airport on the East Side will bring. In an impromptu question- a n d - a n s w e r session with newsmen on the mall in front of the General Office Building after his speech, the governor said that the Department of Transportation has hinted that the decision on the Illinois site may be forth c o m i n g before the November election. The announcements ended a lengthy campaign day through Southern Illinois in his campaign camper. In addition to SIU, the governor also made stops in downtown Edwardsville and Highland. The proposed classroom buildings have been on SIU's agenda for more than 2i/ 2 years and were caught in the budget squeeze on captial projects. Because of overcrowding, SIU in the past has held dance classes in the hallways, physical education classes on the stairs, and some classrooms designed for a maximum of 80 were holding more than 100. The two buildings have a proposed total of 283,732 square feet and will provide 160 new laboratories, 38 c 1 a s s r o o m s , 29 seminar rooms, and 237 offices for faculty a;;d staff. It \vi\l be located north of the present campus horseshoe. ''The entire university family at Edwardsville — administration, faculty and students — has responded magnificently and made the best of their presently o v e r c r o w d e d situation," Ogilvie sjiic'. H i s remarks Included Chancellor John S. Rendleman who told the audience, "We want to express our gratitude at your release of funds for these greatly-needed buildings." Ogilvie and Rendleman were embroiled in a feud a year and half ago over both state expenditures for universities and the Paul Powell case — Rendleman was executor of the Powell estate and Ogilvie accused him of delaying .the announcement that Rendleman had discovered the now- famous Powell shoeboxes until after the 1970 election. Kendleman's introduction was brief: "Let me introduce to you Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie, governor of the state of Illinois." 0 g i 1 v i e ' s opener was equally brief: "Thank you, John S. Rendleman." The two, however, talked in friendly, polite tones after the announced fund release and Rendleman escorted Ogilvie to the governor's camper after a brief handshaking session. Ogilvie bridled at a Telegraph question as to whether the fund release marked an end to discord between the governor's office and state universities. "There have not been cutbacks in higher education." Ogilvie said. "University budgets have been increased substantially. There have been cuts in some budget requests because the revenue simply was not there." Ogilvie said that the General Assembly's passage of his proposed capital development bond plan meant an additional $60 million per year in the difference saved in using general obligation bonds over the revenue bonds of the oW Illinois Building Authority. In response to other questions : the governor said: — He has received complaints from several county officials throughout the state about trie loss to county treasurers of collection fees. He said he would sign legislation which would allow counties to retain tbe-JeoBt of. collection, but was opposed to any flat rate fee. — He described his campaign against Democratic candidate Dan Walker as "my good record against his good looks and lack of experience." — Democratic candidate for Secretary of State Michael Howlett is the "toughest opponent they got." — He supports collective bargaining by teachers, but oppose s strikes in the .schools. residents blast road chief for doing driveways By SANFORDSCHMIDT Telegraph Staff Writer At least 67 landowners in Piasa Township in Jersey County have signed a petition against township road commissioner Howard Cummings because, a spokeswoman for the grouf. said, he is improving private drives with asphalt while leaving township roads with rock and dust covering. Mrs. John Quirk of lite. 2, Brighton, in Piasa Township, who started the petition, said she personally saw Cummings a n d township equipment putting asphalt on a private drive leading from a point near the home of town hoard member Karl U'aggenblast Fischer wins chess championship; 1st world title for United States R E Y K J A V 1 K , Iceland (AP) — American challenger Bobby Fischer won the world chess championship today when Boris Spassky of liussia telephoned his resignation in the 21st game, which had been adjourned overnight. .Max Euwe, president of the International Chess Federation, said Spassky had telephoned Lothar Sdimid, match referee, shortly before the game was to resume with Spassky in a probable losing position. It i.s the fust time an American has e\er held the title, although Paul Charles Morphy of New Orleans, who lived from 1837 to 1884, dominated play in the 1850s and came to be known as unofficial world champion. The title match here had a limit of 24 games. Today's \ictory gave Fischer 12>, a POIIIN to Spassky's 8>i. Fischer won seven games, each worth a point. Spassky took three, including a forfeit—thus he actually won only one out of 10 games at the playing board. Each of 11 draws was worth half a point to each contestant. Fischer, who i.s 29. is from BrookUn. He stood to win SlJti.OUO in prize monty, couming a bonus put up by a British fan. He will reap further thousands in book royalties and other fees before he has to defend his title in 1976. Spassky, who is 35, is to a.s the ; r ran receive about SlUU.OOO runnerup. He iu,d won title in 1969 from Tit Petrosian, a follow Russian— indeed Russians have almost monopolized title play most of this century. The U.S. challenger told friends he thought he had a winning position on the board when the Russian champion sealed his 41st move and play was adjourned Thursday night. That was abo the concensus among the gallery of grandmasiers and other experts outside the Soviet camp. The Icelandic Chess Federation announced that a prize- gi\ing banquet will be held in the playing hall two days after the end of the match. into the private drive and parking lot of the Tri-County Hod and Gun Club near Mrs. Quirk's home. She said she saw the work performed July 27. The road, both in front and behind this strip, is made of rock and dust. A check of the Jersey Count y recorder's office r e cord s showed that U'aggenblast has an option to purchase the rod and gun club property for §490 if it ever comes up for sale. Other areas of the township have similar-looking roads winding through wooded areas and farmland. Some strips of road are made of asphalt, others are oiJed, while other strips are of rock. Some private drives to area residences are oiled and some residents say that township equipment has been doing the oiling. ('winnings could not be reached for comment, but sources at his home said Thursday that he would prefer to wait for a special meeting for which the petitioners are asking to answer their complaints. Mrs. Quirk said some residents have already attended a town board meeting and were told that some residents have paid for the township to work on their driveways. However, Mrs. Quirk said, the township has no record of any rod and gun club payment to the township since 1970. T o w n s h i p Supervisor George Ktuse said the reason why the club had not paid tor the work was that as estimate tor the cost of th» asphalt and other materials (S«e Page >, Col. 4)

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