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fitting Telegraph Friday, September 1, 1972 rainy raVietnam jasn't brought floods yet season Ity FRED HOFFMAN WASBBNOtON (AP) - WfrtBgon officials say the ttjl «f North Vietnam's ttufiy se&Son has passed limit any serious flooding Bite feeftvily populated, rice- prefacing Red River delta possible 'dmlnlsbration authorities been worried about a recurrence of North s traditional flood this year because, they said, Hanoi and anti-war critics would blame it on alleged U.S. bombing of dikes attd dams. ;The United States has dented repeatedly that its bombers aim at North VI e t n a m ' s dike system, aJifhough it has acknowledged some minor damage to the system in the course of attacks on nearby military targets. One senior defense official reported "fair confidence that there won't be any major flooding this year." He said the rains usually come down heaviest in August and ease off in September. ' t The official said there have bjjsen a few minor breaches in dikes this month but claimed this happens almost every year because of t h e pressure of high water. State Department officials Were not ready yet to rule out the danger of major flooding in North Vietnam this yisar. They were concerned about the possible effects of a big storm now over that country. Last year, before the United States resumed sustained bombing of North Vietnam, abnormally heavy rains in July and August brought severe flooding which crested to the last 10 days of August. The floods destroyed about 10 per cent of North Vietnam's rice crop, forcing the Hanoi .government to dig into reserve food stocks, U.S. analysts have estimated. Under the best of con- ditions, North Vietnam never has produced enough food. It has relied for years on imports, principally from Russia, to make up the deficit. The U.S. mine blockade of North Vietnamese ports has cut off much of the country's food imports, but defense officials say Communist China is filling some of the gap by sending rice into North Vietnam over a network of highways, despite U.S bombing of land supply line.s. Late last spring, the North Vietnamese press and radio began escalating accusations that U.S. bombers were deliberately striking at the country's dike and dnm system with the aim of ruining (he rice crop. American analysis have suggest Pd the North Vietnamese government was trying to establish an alibi for any food shortages thai might develop later this year. 'Black People for Progress' (Continued from Page 1) he was unable to get a job locally. "I wanted to come back here when I'd served the time. I grew up here. My family and friends are here, but I'd have been better off going someplace else. I don't want to go back to the wrong way, but I've paid my debt and now I keep getting judge:! for the past, over and over." C.C. Jones and Warren Clevenger, both of the NAACP, told the group that the Alton Electrical union local had expressed interest in hiring 12 black apprentices, "but we haven't been able to interest local young men. We did succeed in getting one man to apply and he took the tests, was hired, and is doing all right. We had a second man we thought was interested, but apparently he got scared requirements even return calls." A suggestion that representatives of the group meet with Mayor William Straube and the city council on the job situation drew scant approval. "I belong to the Edwardsville Youth Council and we had one of those meetings with the mayor," a girl Md the group. "We didn't have a place to meet, that's all we wanted; and all he talked about was building a plane in another five years or so. I'm not gonna be around here wantin' it in five years. We place now, we got from the EOC . . . city didn't do nothin' East Alton to proceed with sewers in Rosewood annex 'Chess is like war got a funding but the for us." Robert, James Fisher, the man who brought the United States its first world chess title, still holds, at 29 years old, much the same theory of aggressive chess he held at 14 years. "Chess is like war on a board," he says. "The object is to crush the other man's mind." (AP VVirephoto) Eagelton calls trips abroad by Clark, Salinger goofups out at the and wouldn't our phone More Americans working By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - The Labor Department today reported a substantial rise in ttie nation's employment, boosting the total number of Americans with jobs to 83.5 million. .At the same time, the unemployment rate rose from 5.5 to 5.6 per cent, the Bureau Of Labor Statistics said. The report said actual employment rose 61,000. But on a seasonally adjusted basis the bureau figured the rise lit nearly 300,000 and called It a continuation of strong growth evidence since the middle of last year. The number of unemployed actually fell 316,000 but since it. normally drops more in August the bureau figured the slight rise in the unemployment rate on a seasonally adjusted basis. The bureau also reported average wages of some 50 million rank-and-file workers rose two cents an hour to $3.64 and $1.12 per week to $137.23. In the past year, the report said, average pay has risen $8.20, or 6.4 per cent per week. Living costs have risen three per cent over the same period. 3 Bi-State employes killed after dispute :.. Three mechanics at the Bi- State Transit System main garage in St. Louis were shot to death late Thursday night, apparently by another Bi-State employe, St. Louis police said today. .'. Police were searching this mroning for Samuel Blochton, Negro, 47, of 5600 Clemens, ,St Louis, who, they said, fitnesses saw fire at James J. Story, 32, of Arnold, Mo.; Marvin E. Gray, 52, of St. Ixmis County; and Donald Lee JPwrish, 30, of Webster Groves. ':; Police said the witnesses told them the man Identified later as Blochton came to pick up his paycheck and got into an argument with Story, a foreman. Witnesses were quoted as saying that Story told Blochton that a co-worker had filed a grievance against him. Blochton then reportedly accused Gray of filing the complaint, and when Gray denied it, Blochton pulled a gun and began shooting. Bullets struck the heads of two of the victims and hit the third man in the chest, police reported today. By MICHAEL ROBINSON CARBONDALE, 111. (AP) — Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton says "the country would have been better off" without visits abroad by Pierre Salinger and Ramsey Clark to confer with representatives of the North Vietnamese government. At a news conference after a party fund-raising dinner, Eagleton said Thursday night that he did not "think any positive service was rendered by those visitations." The Missourian, who was nominated for the vice presidency by the Democratic National Convention but was later replaced by Sargent Shriver, said it was "self- evident" that the tvip should not have been made. Earlier, in Kennett, Mo., where he was campaigning for Missouri Democrats, Eagleton told newsmen that the Ramsey Clark visit to Hanoi and the Salinger trip Honey bees draw crowd NEW YORK (AP) — Swarming honey bees caused a minor traffic jam when they stopped to rest on a Fifm Avenue signal light and drew crowds of curious onlookers. "Can you believe it?" asked one blonde in the spellbound crowd Wednesday. "Bees. Here. I'll tell you, it's a heck of a lot better than always looking at those stinking buildings." No one knew where the swarm of 7,000 to 10,000 bees had come from but police had to rope off the corner at 17th Street to prevent the pedestrians from blocking traffic. Meanwhile, they culled their files for the name of a beekeeper to remove the swarm and finally contacted Terence Moriarty, 72, an amateur apiarist who lives in Brooklyn. Moriarty arrived and gently brushed the bees into large plastic bags. "Honey bees don't sting when they swarm," he explained. "I had 20 hives this morning. I'll have 21." to Paris should never have taken place. Clark, a former U.S. attorney general, reported damage to Hanoi and its environs from U.S. bombings. Salinger, an aide to Democratic presidential candidate George S. McGovern, held talks with North Vietnamese Communists in Paris. Eagleton was asked if he thought the trips would hurt McGovern's 1 campaign. "I don't think they were a major contribution," he said. Eagleton said, however, that he did not believe Clark was duped as some of his critics had claimed. "Ramsey Clark is a bright, articulate individual," he said. "I just think he took an improper trip at an improper lime." Eagleton was filling in at the fund-raising dinner for Shriver who canceled a scheduled speech to remain in Washington. The senator drew applause by saying "it is only fair because he is fffling in for me." Piasa residents (Continued from Page 1) had not been made as yet, and the township would send the club a bill as soon as estimates are made. Waggenblast said that portions of the township roads had not been worked on because rock, which is added to the surface year by year, must settle before other improvements are made. He said the strip of asphalt in front of his house was there because the workers happened to have some material left over when they finished the private drive of the rod and gun club. K r u s c explained the situation by saying, "if a resident of the township wants to pay to have his drive improved, we can't ignore him because he's a taxpayer too." He said the people would complain "regardless of what you do," and added that motor fuel tax money used to improve township roads could not be used on dead end roads and "we just don't have that kind of money" to improve roads other than those residents pay for." Mrs. Quirk said she has sent copies of the petition by registered mail to Cummings, Kruse, the state division of highways and Mrs. Ethel Gerbig, town clerk, who said she would arrange a special meeting if the petition was signed bv 10 landowners. the not the So far, Mrs. Gerbig is only one who has acknowledged receipt of petition, Mrs. Quirk said. She also said the 67 names she showed the Telegraph (counting only one landowner for each name signed as "Mr. and Mrs.") were only from Precinct 1 of the township and signers were starting to come in from Precinct 2. Mrs. Quirk said there were also rumors around that she and the petitioners were trying to close up the Tri- County Rod and Gun Club, but, she said, "that's the last thing we're trying to do. Our gripe is with the road commissioner." Mrs. Quirk said her group also doesn't have a gripe against residents who pay to have their driveways improved, adding: "We just think the township roads should come first." Kruse defended the commissioner by saying "30 years ago you couldn't get a wagon or cart through here, but now, theie's not a place in the township you can't get to, rain or shine, except for snowdrifts " Mrs. Quirk said Knise had told her the same thing at the last town board meeting and answered, "this is 1972 and our ti'xes are different now than they were 30 years asro." Tonight It you (nil to receive Duncan Foundry, your Telegraph by 5:30 v|M». phone 465-6641 be- union fore 6 pan. and your Copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Dally by Altoo T«le«rmpn Big & Tall Man's Clothes Department Sizes Up to 60 to the Pubiuhw. A. COUSLEY. •04 OMfifted Mgr. IfldcADAMS ^ I A»§Uu»t G«»»ral There was an exchange of proposals Thursday at the second meeting between the steelworker's union and Duncan Foundry in an effort to settle a labor dispute that has been going on for more than five years at the Alton plant. However, there was»'t anything significant in the exchange, Buddy W. Davis, staff representative of ihe steelworkers, told the Telegraph. He said to date, the two meetings have been a replay of negotiations in 1966, which broke off without a se>- tlement, "However, we are talking," Davis added. The company and the union met (or three hours Thursday at the Stratford Hotel, af'er which, union officials met for another three hours anmg tbemselves. fto next meeting between the bargaining groups is set for Sept. 7 at the Stratford. All Lines of Insurance Homeowners, Fire, Auto, Bout, Commercial Life, Accident, Health BROAD RIDGE AGENCY Don VanMeter, Mgr. 311 Ridge 462-9217—Evenings 251-1353 WILD GOOSE DISCOUNT CENTER 3 MILES EAST OF BETHALTO, ON ROUTE 140 FRI. & SAT. BROADWAY & MAIN PRODUCE MARKET 2580 E. Broadway, Alton NO. 1 RUSSET POTATOES ^ NEW WHITE ONIONS Wisconsin Sweet Corn Freestone Blue" PLUMS_.^. White Seedless' GRAPES .. Large Ears 390 Lb: $ 1 Lbs We Accept Food Coupons By I,. ALLEN KLOPE Telegraph Staff Writer The Village of East Alton will proceed with construction of sewer lines in the newly- annexed areas of Rosewood Heights, following a public hearing Thursday night where citizens indicated they want to proceed even without a federal grant. More than 100 citizens attended the hearing where the board of local improvement, the engineer, and the village attorney explained the entire project, which is estimated to cost $383,906. The only factor that will prolong the project, according to Mayor Frank Keasler, will be the lack of easements on certain property.' He said all easements must be cleared before actual construction can begin. Attorney Francis Manning said, if some residents refuse to grant easements across their property, then the village will ask the court for a "quick take" to obtain the easements and then, at a later date, work out any financial reimbursement to these owners. C. H. Sheppard of the ' Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab consulting engineering firm, said plans call for about 95 per cent of the sewer lines to be installed at the rear of the 279 homes involved in the sewer program. He said the plans call for a certain amount of tunneling under trees and shrubs, as well as complete restoration of the surface, including seeding. Mayor Keasler explained that all forms have been forwarded to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for its action on the federal grant, and that Congressman Melvin Price has been contacted to help in getting the grant pushed through as expediently as possible. During the hearing, a member of the audience suggested that all citizens write to Congressman Price, urging every action possible be taken to get the grant through. However, all citizens expressed a desire to go ahead with the project which is estimated to take eight months for construction, after Belscot holdup suspect indicted EDWARDSVILLE Gordon J. Moppins of 2118 Johnson St., Alton, was indicted Thursday by the Madison County Grand Jury in the $428.08 holdup Aug. 26 of a clerk in the jewelry department at the Belscot discount store on the Alton Belli inc. Moppins, captured by store security guards as he fled through a checkout lane after an alert clerk gave the alarm, has -been held at the county jail in lieu of $25,000 bail. Moppins, 45, had been at liberty only a week after serving a 90-day sentence at the state penal farm for an Alton theft, before he was apprehended in the Belscot holdup, sheriff's deputies reported. OPENING SOON New Sheltered Care Home. 26 Vacant Beds. Make Reservations. Accepting Men, Women or Couples. SOUTH LAWN Sheltered Care Phone 618 $85-4875 Bunker Hill, Illinois NOBODY-BUT-NOBODY UNDERSELLS WILD GOOSE LOW INTEREST AND LOW, LOW CLOSING COSTS! HOME LOANS! INTEREST ON 80% OR LESS OF APPRAISED VALUATION 8! to 88% Ml* lo 99% 7k % 7|% Financing Financing F.H.A. and Conventional. la*W«4 jf • PHONE «2« EAST THIRD ST. ALTON Could you afford to replace your home at today's prices? Property values and replacement costs are zooming! If it's been two years or more since you reviewed your home insurance, let us make sure you're fully protected with a modern Millers' Mutual "All-in-One" Homeowners Package Policy. Call toddy. GENE DAVENPORT Office 465-5551 After 5 p.m. 166-4111 MILLERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSN. OF ILLINOIS AUTO • HOME * BUSINESS any legil action is gotten out of the way. Mayor Keasler said that without H grant, it is estimated the project will cost each property owner about $1,375, of $920 with the grant. There was some confusion as to the amount each property owner would pay, but the audience was told that everyone will pay approximately the same, with some variances, for the sewer installation. Manning explained the board of local improvement will have to appoint an assessor, who will make a complete assessment of t h e properties involved, and set a figure which each owner will have to pay. Sheppard said the assessment should be based on the benefits to the individual properties Involved. In other words, a person who has three lots would have to pay for each lot, not just a fee for the one house located on the three lots, because at a later date two other houses, could be constructed on the other two lots. During a questioning period, Sheppard said there will be no tap-on fee, as such, and there will be no sewer tax after the sewer is constructed. He said each property owner wilt be responsible for installing his own laterals to the 6-inch sewer line, and that under Illinois statutes a licensed plumber must make the connection of the laterals to the sewer lines. After this is completed, there has to be an inspection of the connection, and the property owners will have to pay $2 for this inspection. Acid danger to huge reservoir (Continued from Page 1) derground mines. The bill lost but Boyle said he would introduce a hew bill containing both concepts during the next session. Meanwhile, John Forneris, chief of the Environmental Protection Agency's water pollution control surveillance section, told the Telegraph that a special seven-man task force — organized to survey acid mine drainage in 69 Illinois counties — will move into Macoupin County Sept. 11. "We are anticipating one to two weeks of field work and about one month to prepare the report," Forneris said. "I am aware that there are some mines in this area, but what effect they have on Silver Creek or on Cahokia Creek, I don't know," For-' neri said. Both Forneris and Michael Schneiderman, director of the Illinois Institute for Environmental Quality, said su'lfuric acid could be chemically neutralized and the residue removed, but that the preferred method of treatment was preventing the runoff. Schneiderman said he knew there were "some old, old mines in the area with serious sulfur runoff" but was not familiar with their effect on Silver Creek. Schneiderman expressed surprise that t here was no mention of acid mine drainage in the commission's impact statement to East- West Gateway. "Either they avoided it on purpose or they don't know the answer," Schneiderman said. While Boyle saw little hope for the proposed reservoir until the pollution problems are resolved, Henry Holling, chief of community services for the Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs, saw the problem in financial terms. Holling said he did not know the extent of potential pollution but added, "I don't really believe it should hold up federal funding." "The biggest federal complaint is that ttie water commission has no taxing powers," Holling who has worked with the group for one and a half years, told the Telegraph. "It is not a matter of pollution, it is a matter of no local money." "There have been plenty of occasions where federal representatives said a tax levy must be approved before the federal government commits any funds," Holling said. "The commission has voted consistently not to tax." Watergate break-in (Continued from Page 1) F. O'Brien; then chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and other Democratic leaders. He said many of the letters were signed simply, "Larry." Richardson testified he first thought the onion-skin copies were being held by "deformed hands" on a "deep shag rag" background..He said he later realized that the hands actually were ill-fitting surgical gloves. Richardson said when he finished the job, "they were ihappy with the results :.. seems like they said somebody was going to be Ihappy to see them." . Barker paid him $93.30 for the prints, including a $10 tip, Richardson said. He added he thought little else about the incident until June 19 when he saw Barker's picture in a newspaper identifying Barker as a suspect in the Watergate break-in. "I saw the pictures in the paper and wham, that's when everything jibed together," said Richardson. 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