Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 5, 1972 · Page 1
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Alton, Illinois
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Vol. 137, No, 198 ALTON EVENING TELEG Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupin, Greene and Calhoun Counties © Alton felftgrapn Priming Co.. 19« Alton, Illinois, Tuesday, September 5, 1972 2 vSECTIONS 24 PAGES Price lOc , ll^^HH^Bl^H^^^^MH Olympic Gam Eet. Jan. 16, 1836 d by 5 Arab By GEOFFREY MILLER MUNICH (AP) - Terror brought the Olympic Games to at least a temporary halt today. Arab cdmmatidos invaded the quarters of the Israeli team, killing two Jews and taking others hostage. German police prepared U shoot it out with the invaders. Coach Moshe Weinberg and another Israeli were shot dead when the terrorists, armed with submachine guns, climbed the fence of Olympic Village and burst into ,the Israelis' apartment in predawn darkness. Some Israelis escaped but between about a dozen—the figures varied in conflicting official reports—were held hostage. The Arabs—five men with charcoal-blackened faces—announced the rest of the Israelis would be shot, if 2ffO Arab terrorists held in Israel were not released. One deadline passed, then another. The games went on for several hours, then were suspended. All athletes were invited to a memorial service Wednesday morning. A . spokesman for the organizing •committee said he was not sure whether the games would continue after the memorial. An official announcement said: "The Olympic peace was broken by a murderous attack by criminal terrorists. The entire civilized world condemns this barbaric act with disgust. "In respect for the victims and in anxiety over the fate of the still-held hostages, The events of this afternoon will be suspended. The competitions under way will be completed. "The Intel-national Olympic Committee and the Olympic Committee (of West Germany) will participate, together with .the Olympic participants, in a memorial service for the victims tomorrow at 10 o'clock in the Olympic Stadium. This service should make dear the Olympic idea is stronger than terror and violence." The terrorists' original deadline for a meeting of their demands was noon, later extended to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., the last equivalent to noon EOT. This deadline also passed. • The Arabs evidently had boxes of explosives to use in efforts to enforce their demands. Mark Spitz, who won a record seven gold medals in the games, flew home. Spitz, a Jew. was moved out of the village to a Munich hotel as a safety precaution, but later decided to return to the United States. The second Israeli shot dead in the attack was not officially identified. A police lieutenant told AP correspondent Will Grimsley there was a plan to storm the Israeli headquarters if the 5 p.m. deadline passed without resolution of the issues. Army tanks were pulled up in front of the building. The police lieutenant said 38 police volunteers were ready to carry out the plan of attack. Small groups of demonstrators inside and outside the Olympic Village called for the games to be halted. About 50 young people marched among the milling crowds outside the village with banners reading "Stop sport." They sang in English "We Shall Overcome," the song of the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1900s. The song was heard coming from groups of athletes inside the village, too. Chancellor Willy Brandt called a meeting of the West German Cabinet, then flew to Munich from Bonn to supervise in the negotiations. Police surrounded the Israel building and negotiated with the terrorists. The raid, a daring and apparently well-planned operation, was earned out by about five men with blackened faces. They climbed over the fence surrounding the village and made straight for the building, also occupied by the teams of Uruguay and Hong Kong, The terrorists tossed a paper out of a window of the Israeli quarters. It bore the title "Communique" and listed five points of an ultimatum: 1. West Germany must declare itself prepared to bring the Israeli hostages to a place to be specified by the "revolutionary forces" inside the Olympic village. 2. West Germany must provide the guerrillas with three airplanes The Israelis would be divided into three groups and placed aboard each of the planes. After the first plane left, the other planes would in succession leave a? soon as word was received that the previous one had reached the as yet undisclosed destination. 3. Any attempt to interfere with the operation would result in the killing of the hostages. West Germany would bear full responsibility. 4. The ultimatum deadline would run out within three hours. n. In the event the ultimatum is not heeded, orders would be given "to carry out revolutionary and just force in order to give the war chiefs of the Israeli war machine a hard lesson." Macoupin County dragging feet on fixing rail crossing danger By BILL LHOTKA Telegraph Staff Writer Neither the second fatal accident in six years last March nor the ..efforts of a Jacksonville minister have yet to jolt Macoupin County officialdom into action over the dangerous Bunker Hill Road railroad crossing near Brighton, the Telegraph has learned. A Telegraph check with the Illinois Commerce Commission today showed that the ICC has received no application for state funds to improve the unprotected, crossing where a young couple was killed last March when then- truck was hit by an Amtrak passenger tram. Rev. Dale Robb, a Jacksonville Presbyterian minister and uncle of Don Robb, the Swan Lake, III., man killed in the train crash, has been seeking protection devices for the crossing. ICC Engineer Ron King, who inspected the crossing along with a Telegnph reporter and Sen. Sarn Vadalabene, D-Edwardsville last April 13, said he has seen no applications irom Macoupin County concerning the crossing. After the inspection, Vadalabene, whose district does not include Brighton or Macoupin County, wrote Macoupin County officials urging that an application be submitted. He told the Telegraph today he has received no response to his letter. Four persons have been killed at the crossing in the last six years. Two teenapers were killed there in a car- train wreck in 1966. Last March, Don Robb -.ind his wife, Minnie, were killed. Rev. Robb said he had officiated at the your'g couple's wedding four months earlier. The couple spent the night before the accident at Rev. Robb's house and Rev. Robb assisted his nephew in mapping a route to Sparta, 111., where Don Robb worked for the Sparta Implement Co. Rev. Robb told the Telegraph that Brighton Mayor Walter Ahlemeyer said Philadelphia teachers strike to preserve five-hour day PHILADELPHIA (AP) Public school teachers in the nation's fourth largest city went out on strike today, refusing to give up what the School Board ,says is the shortest high school working day in the nation. Affected are 13,000 teachers. 5,000 paraprofessional union members and 285,000 pupils, who are due to begin classes Thursday. The teacher were to report for work today. Bargainers for both sides agreed that the key dispute centers on the board's demand that secondary level teachers extend their work day from five hours to five hours, 40 minutes. The board, $52 million in debt, has offered raises of $330 a year to the 5,000 city teachers now at top scale, h e would introduce a resolution at the Brighton town council meeting urging improvements to the crossing. Brighton, however, has m. jurisdiction over the road which is outside the ci'y limits. While Illinois has state funds available and will pay up to 70 per cent of the cost, no action can be taken pending application from local authorities, King said. King also noted that no applications have been forth c o m i n g from Godfrey Township where crossings were also inspected Ap? ; iJ 13. Godfrey Township Supervisor Dale Kennedy said the delay in submitting the applications was due to construction work on Humbert Road. Kennedy said that accurate traffic counts were needd prior to state approval and the Humbert Road construction made such counts on Bethany Lane and South Street impossible. It was at the Bethany Lane crossing where Sarah Louise Smith, 14-months old, of Brighton, was killed and her mother, Mrs. Janet Snvth seriously injured last April fi when their car was struck by a passenger train. Unlike the Bunker Hili road crossing, which is totally unprotected, both the Bethany Lane and South Street railroad crossings have flashing red signals. Godfrey township will seek gate devices for the crossings as soon as the Humbert Road . construction is completed and " an accurate traffic coun! c'-ui be developed, Kennedy said. _ MRS. GUCCIONE 3 herded at knifepoint to basement, then slain MONEE, 111. (AP) — A middle-ago couple and their 18-year-old son were rousted from their beds shortly after midnight Sunday, herded at knifepoint to the basement of their farm home two miles west of Monee and shot several times in the head, Will County authorities reported. Stephen Hawtree, 56; his wife, Judy, 53, and son Thomas were victims of "cold-blooded murder,' 1 Sheriff Joseph Trizna said. A knife wound on the back of Thomas' neck suggested that he was forced down the stairs to the basement, investigators said. Jennie Verhoeven, 75, mother of Mrs. Hawtree, found the bodies Monday forenoon The Hawtree home had been ransacked. Mrs. Verhoeven, who lives in a mobile home near the Hawtree house, said she saw Thomas drive home from work at 11 p.m. Two hours later, she said, she heard a car drive away but noticed the Hawfree cars were still there. Coroner Willard Blood said the victims were shot between midnight and 1 a.m. with a pistol. No weapon was found at the scene. Hawtreo was employed at International Harvester's West Pullman Works, the son at a service station. 'Mud curtain' seals off Humbert Road Like the Berlin Wall This trench is being dug along about a into driveways shown 011 the left. Conone-mile stretch of Humbert Boad. The struction worker at left tramps through problem, residents say, is how to get mud caused by recent rains. By SANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph Staff Writer For about two weeks Godfrey residents adjacent to a one-mile section of Humbert Road have had to walk up to a quarter of a mile to their homes because one side of the road is excavated about a foot below the original level, the Telegraph learned today. The trench, located between North Alby Road and the east edge of Storeyland, has blocked driveways and entrances to subdivisions to which Humbert Road is the only access, Phillip Yaws, a Humbert Road resident said today. Residents of the area have to park somewhere near the widening project and walk the rest of the way home. Yaws said some residents who live near the western part of ihe project have to go east d->wn to the Storeyland subdivision and walk back west to their homes. Some residents have laid boards across the trench to avoid getting their feet muddy when thev cross, a IK! one man even has a handrail on a makeshift bridge he built. Residents have to use these homemade bridges to get home. "It's either that or get your feet muddy," Yaws said. The side of the road opposite the trench is also torn up to a lesser extent and pieces of storm sewer and construction equipment do not allow parking on that side of the road. The county superintendent of highways, IxjRoy Schtemer, told the Telegraph today that there are several reasons why the streets and driveways have been blocked so long. One is that traffic through the area is being permitted to pass and construction equipmnent is being cramped by passing vehicles. He said the original plan was to build the new road over the old surface, but that a change in grade was the reason woikers had to dig the trench to allow for water drainage on the new road. Schlemer added that he thought a blacktop had been put over the trench last week and he expected one would be put down soon. He could not say how soon however. Officials of the Barton Development Co. which is doing the work could not be reached today for comment. Terrorist in parley Two West German plainclothesmen talk with one of the Arab terrorists, right, with white hat, who broke into the Munich Olympic village today. The terrorists armed with submachine guns broke into the village and killed two Israeli team members and held 12 more hostage. (AP Wirephoto) 6 killed in two area weekend car wrecks By ARTHUR J. THOMASON Telegraph Staff Writer Labor Day weekend traffic accidents claimed the lives of six persons, five of them from the Telegraph area, including an Alton mother of nine children. Four of the fatalities occurred in one accident and two in another on rain-slick highways Saturday. At least 10 pei-sons were injured in the two crashes and a Brighton man was critically injured in a third accident involving a car and a motorcycle. Dead are Mrs. Betty Darlene Guccione, 48, of 1415 State St., her mother, Mrs. Lillian E. Cowan, 75, of 412 Chamberlain St. Alton, Mrs. Cowan's sister, Mrs. Neva Hahn, 73, of Aurora: Mrs. Marcelle Fletcher, 33, of Winchester; Mrs. Johanna Bridgeman, 62, of 2324 Birch St., Alton and her daughter, Mrs. Nancy Day, 25, of Roodhouse. State Police said Mrs. Guccione was driving a car south on 111. Rte. 267, 2^ miles north of Carvollton when her auto collided head- on in the northbound lane with a car driven by William Fletcher, 39, of Winchester. The accident was reported at 6:15 p.m. Mrs. Cowan and Mrs. Hahn were passengers in the Guccione car and Mrs. Fletcher was in the car driven by her husband. Mrs. Bridgeman and ha- daughter were killed at 11:28 a.m. when the car in which they were passengers colldied head-on with an auto driven by Donald J. Smith of 917 E. 5th St., East Alton, according to state police. The accident occurred five- tenths of a mile north of Interstate 70 on 111. Rte. Ill, according to the police reports. State troopers said Mrs. Bridgeman and Mrs. Day were passengers in a cat- driven by Russell Day Jr., 46. also of Roodhouse. The Day car was southbound on the highway and collided head-on in the southbound lane with the Smith auto. Of the 10 persons known injured in the two accidents, five of them were involved in the fatality north of Carrollton and four were in the fatal crash on Rte. 111.. Two of the Gux'ione children riding in th:- Guccione car, Elizabeth, 11, and Lura, 9, were reportedly in satisfactory condition. Elizabeth was transferred to St. John's Hospital, Springfield and Lura was released from Boyd Memorial Hospital following treatment. William Fletcher was also released from the Carrollton Inside Editorial . . . . A-4 Do FBI statistics tell the real crime story? Politics A-3 Politicians trade barbs. Trouble .... A-2 Waterline breaks in S. Roxana. Family . . . . A-9 Miss America candidates register. Amusements . A-ll Weather . . . . B-3 Warming Wednesday; low 60, high 80s. Television . ... A-ll Comics . . . . B-6 Obituaries . . . . B-7 Stocks B-7 Classified . . . . B-8 Sports . . . . B-4 Olympics in an uproar. Illinois mental health superintendent is fired ELGIN, 111. (AP) - Dr. Daniel A. Manelli, under fire since the disclosure six months ago that an apparent medical imposter was prescribing bizariv treatments foi- patients at Elgin State Hospital, has been dismissed as superintendent of the institution. Manelli, 64, had been on sick leave A psychiatrist and 35-year employe of the State Mental Health Department, Manelli said he has made no future plans. A subcommittee of the Illinois Legislature, in a report issued last month, criticized Manelli for being a weak administrator and characterized hospital conditions as "deplorable and intolerable." T h e subcommittee investigation followed disclosures that Ricardo Munoz-Velez was employed as a doctor although his medical credentials were unverified and that he had failed the Illinois licensing examination. A Chicago Tribune investigation brought out that colleagues had complained to Manelli that Munoz prescribed "inadequate, inappropriate and medically unsound" treatments. hospital, along with his two children, Roger, 2, and Tammy 3. John Bridgeman, 22, Jackie Bridgeman 8, Smith and Day were all treated at St. Mary's Hospital, East St. Louis. All were released except Jackie Bridgeman who was transferred to Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis. The 10th victim was Terry Wright, 22, of Brighton, who was critically injured when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car driven by 17-year-old John Caveny of P1 a i n v i e w. Caveny was charged by police with falling to yield the right-of-way. The accident occurred about 7 p.m. Sunday on Rte. 67-111 at the Brighton Drive-in at Brighton. Wright was admitted to the intensive care unit of Alton Memorial Hospital. State police said Caveny turned left into the drive-in in the path of Wright's motorcycle which struck the car broadside. The area traffic fatalities were among 554 around the nation during the Labor Day weekend. There were 25 fatalities in Illinois. The National Safety Council had estimated in advance a highway death toll belween 580 and 680 for the period from 6 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday. Suspect seized in three Alton armed robberies By JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer A 25-year-old Alton man has been arrested and charged in connection with three of Alton's recent wave of armed robberies. Charged with three counts of robbery, unlawful use of weapons and having no operator's license was Robert Larry Goree, of 2619 Powhattan St. Goree has been charged in connection with the Aug. 25 holdup of Howard Finance Co. at 626 E. Broadway, the Aug. 28 stickup of Central Avenue Hardware at 1415 Central Ave., and the Aug. 29 holdup of Harder TV Service, 2500 College Ave. Police arrested Goree late Friday following intensive investigation of the six robberies. Also robbed recently was Gibson Furniture Co. at 639 E. Broadway and Mid States Finance Co. at 311 Ridge St. When Goree was arrested, after police spotted him driving west on East 9th St., he was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon and no valid operator's license. Goree was placed under $30,000 bond and was transferred to the Madison County jail in lieu of bail

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