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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

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Alt«l fevering Telegraph Tuesday, September 5, 1972 •S. jets attack railroad to China By GEORGE ESPER • SAIGON (AP) - U.S. Air twee Jets attacked North Vietnam's northwest railroad id China Monday and ifiesttttyefl two radar stations Bifid to direct surface-to-air missiles at American planes, the U.S. Command announced today. On the ground, North VIP - namese fortes mounted their third attack sincu i8*r Friday «gatnst South Vietnamese bases in the cen'-a! highlands. The Sagon com- mahd said the assault was beaten back and claimed 110 North Vietnamese were ki'led, 100 of them by air striken Government losses were five Wiled and 13 wounded, the command said. • The U.S. Command imported that American jet .fighter-bombers carried out more than 220 strikes across North Vietnam Monday, with the northwest railroad and the radar stations 'the major targets. The pre-dawn Nortt) Vietnamese attack in the central highlands hit the Bau Can base camp, about 12 miles southwest of Pleiku city. The position, manned by about 100 government militiamen, was first shelled then attacked by Infantrymen. Lt. Col. Do Viet, a spokesman for the Saigon command, noted increasing North Vietnamese ' pressure within a 25-mile radius of Pleiku City, the capital of the Central Highlands. Viet said, however, the objectives of the North Vietnamese were not immediately clear. He said he did not know whether Pleiku City would be a target. U.S. B52 Bombers have stepped up their attacks in Pleiku province in recent days and they flew nine more strikes today against North Vietnamese troop concentrations and staging areas 15 and IS miles southwest of Pleiku city. On Monday, North Vietnamese forces overran a ranger border camp 23 miles west of Pleiku and sent the Montagnard tribesmen defending the camp fleeing in all directions. Scores are still missing. On other fronts in the north- ern and southern sectors of South Vietnam, battles remained generally stalemated, but with slow progress reported on the government side. Military sources told Associated Press Correspondent Richard Blystone at Landing Zone Baldy that South Vietnamese infantrymen had pushed into Firebase Hoss in the Que Son valley south of Da Nang and occupied the western portion of the strongpoinl which fell to the North Vietnamese Aug. 19. Fighting was reported at scattered points from northeast of An Loc city southward along Highway 13 to the district town of Ben Cat, 25 miles north of Saigon. Pucinski, Percy differ over wage freeze deal CHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Roman C. Pucinski said Monday the Nixon administration plans to call for a reduction of the wage freeze from 5.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent next spring. Sen. Charles H. Percy, the Republican incumbent Pucinski is challenging in the November election, said that isn't so. Pucinsk,, a member of the House Labor Committee, said he has learned the Treasury Department is gathering data to support its call for the rollback after the elections. County chairman will ask all office heads to tighten belts By JOE MELOSI Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - All department heads within Madison County government will be asked Tuesday to "tighten their money belts" in an attempt to head off a financial crisis from a potential loss of $1.4 million in tax collection service charges. Nelson Hagnauer, chairman of the Madison County Board of District Representatives, said if the service charge system is ruled illegal the county financial picture would turn red. Hagnauer said that in ad- dition to asking the department heads to "tighten their belts" he will ask members of the county board to cut down their expenses. County board members, since a reorganization in May, have racked up scores of meetings at a new per day per rate of $40, spending more per month than the old board. The new board consists of 29 members and the old board had 20 more — 49. Hagnauer said Tuesday's meeting will include, besides department heads, members of .the county's finance committee, legislative committee and executive board. S. Roxana out of water when water line breaks Residents of South Roxana were without water toduy after an 18-inch line from Roxana broke early this morning. Classes at the South Roxar.a School were called off when Roxana Superintendent Dr. Donald Harvlck was informed of the break. Roxana and South Roxana water department employes at the site of the break to'd the Telegraph they believed the cause was an accident by a construction company working in the area several days ago. The workers said they thought a large chunk of concrete might have be^n dropped on the ine, weakening it. Under continued If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:30 p.m. phone 465-6641 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company PAUL S COUSLEY President, General Manager. STEPHEN A. COUSLEY Editor & Assistant to the Publisher RICHARD A. COUSLEY. Vie« President an«J Classified Mgr ^ HENRY H. McADAMS Secretary and Assistant General pressure from the water, the line broke about 4:30 this morning. Work crews arrived about 5 a.m. An estimated 40,000 gallons of water spilled out of the line between the time of t.ie break and the time water was turned off. The break is at the intersection of Rand Avenue and Old Edwardsville Road in Roxana. Roxana provides water to South Roxana on a contract basis. The water pouring over the ground cut a ditch along an entrance road between Ru*. Ill and loading racks at Shell Oil Refinery, across the road from the break. Workers were hoping to have the break repaired by noon today, but South Itoxuia Police Chief Ed Bailie said he expected the village to be without water the eniire day. Late this morning, workers were trying to put a clamp around the broken area to provide teni|K>rary water, bir for permanent repair, they said, the broken section wou.J have to be cut out and the two undamaged ends spliced together. The legislative committee, he said, is trying to determine if the service charge is legal. Meanwhile, several lawsuits are pending in the courts which seek to define the legality of the charge, which plaintiffs believe is unconstitutional. The county has earmarked $1.4 million as its expense in the collection of taxes for over 100 taxing bodies in Madison County, including school districts, cities and townships Taxing bodies seek to obtain their share of the $1.4 million that county government does not want to give up. County . Auditor John Kraynak told the Telegraph that the county may try to recoup part of the $1.4 million by suing townships. More than $200,000 of the SI.4 million went to pay tax collectors and their staffs in the 24 townships in Madison County. Tax collectors were named as deputy tax collectors of the county, after the new constitution ruled Uie old fee system out. In the past, township tax collectors got a 2 per cent commission on all taxes collected by them. Wood River Township for example, earned over $150,000 from the fee. Reaction is mounting against terror raid Percy, however, said he telephoned George Bolt, chairman of the Pay Board, Monday night after learning of Pucinski's statement and was told "there is no basis in fact" for such a prediction. Percy quoted Bolt as saying neither the Pay Board nor the administration have made "a commitment of any kind to a future course of action" on the wage freeze. Pucinski said the rollback would be aimed at holding down wage increases on major labor contracts up for renewal next year. Escaped irom Arabs Tuva Sokolsky, coach of Israel's weight-lifting team is shown during interview on television in Munich today. Sokolsky was still in his pajamas in which lie escaped from his room earlier when he heard shooting and noise in his room. Two Israelis were killed and several held hostage by Arab terrorists who invaded the Munich Olympic Village. (AP VVirephoto) (By The Associated Press) President Nixon expressed "a sense of deep outrage' about the killings of two Israelis today by Aiab terrorists at the Manich Olympic Village. And U. N. Secretary. General Kurt Waldheim appealed for the release of 13 Israeli hostages the terrorists held in,the village. At the Western White House in San Clemente, Calif., presi- d e n t i a 1 press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon was up early and foilowng the developments closely. The President conferred " with Henry A. Kissinger, his principal foreign affairs adviser, on the matter, Zieglersaid. The press secretary added that Nixon said he d'd not see how the summer Olympic Games could be continued until the hostages were released. Waldheim termed the act "dastardly and said it was "the more shocking for having taken place at the Olympic Games, which represent one of man's olde.st and noblest efforts to foster friendship, understanding aro reconciliation among the peoples of all the world. 1 ' The secretary-general's statement was sent to the 132 U.N. members. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, D- Mont., told the Senate the crime is "reprehensible and outrageous." U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers issued a statement expressing "profound sorrow and sense of horror at the callous, outrageous attack." And Sen. George McGovern, the Democratic presidential nominee, said "I am sickened by the outrage....That a small band of terrorists could disrupt a pageant that had brought the entire world together in friendship is something that symbolizes the dangerous currents of violence loose in the world today." Senate prepares to vote on pay bill for families of slain police, firemen An unidentified member of the Hong Kong team at the Olympic games in Munich today jumps out of the balcony of his apartment located in the same building where Arab guerrillas are holding 13 Israeli hostages after killing two others. (AP VVirephoto) No trouble is expected due to back-to-work plan ST. LOUIS (AP) -A St. Louis labor spokesman said he expects no problems today in the carrying out of a back- to-work order at idled construction projects. The spokesman said he believes members of Iron Workers Local 396 will go along with a request for construction to resume while the union is negotiating for a new contract. Early reports showed a work restart at all of the 45 construction sites that were idled. Police said they had no reports of trouble. Projects have been shut down since Local 396 struck on Aug. 9. Negotiations with t h e Associated General Contractors are at a standstill over a Local 396 demand for a hiring hall. " Late last week a back-to- work request was made by the Building & Construction Trades Council. By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON (AP) Back at work after a two- week break, the Senate prepared today to vote on granting a cash award to families of policemen and firemen killed on duty, while the House was set to decide on financing the antipoverty program. Returning following the recess for the Republican National Convention and Labor Day, senators were scheduled to vote on a bill to provide $50,000 taxfree for the family of any policeman, fireman or other public safety officer killed in the line of duty. House members slated action today on a compromise bill authorizing $4.8 billion for a two-year extension of the antipoverty program. Congressional leaders are shooting for adjournment by the end of the month, but it is likely the session will spill over into October because of a number of controversial issues stm to be resolved. The first measure to be voted on by the Senate provides, retroactive to Jan. 1, 1967, for a $50,000 federal payment to the widow or other dependents of public safety officers killed while on duty. In addition to policemen and firemen, this would include prison guards, national guardsmen and members of Big & Tall Men's Clothes Department Sizes Up to 60 ASSOCIATED PRESS elated Press is exclusively toe us* of publication of " ~ ' ~ credited to Utls local new* pub .-, By carrier, «0c Mr calendar month; year. SD.OO sU and Missouri sU months in ON SALE NOW BROADWAY & MAIN PRODUCE MARKET 2530 E. 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The bill also would provide for a payment of $25,000 to an officer for the loss of a foot or a hand or blindness in one eye, and $50,000 for double dismemberment. None of the payments would be subject to federal income taxes. Another bill to be voted on by the Senate is designed to take the profit out of cargo thefts by authorizing treble- damage suits and other antitrust - type remedies by victims. The Justice Department said this could serve as a deterrent against fencing and purchase of stolen property. Losses from cargo thefts are estimated at more than $1.5 billion a year. Rev. Berrigan sentencing slated in district court HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The Rev. Philip Berrigan and Sister Elizabeth McAIister, convicted of smuggling prison mail that included letters outlining an alleged antiwar plot to kidnap presidential adviser Henry A. Kissinger, will face sentencing today in U.S. District Court. Berrigan, 48, now serving a six-year term for destroying draft board! records in Maryland, could get as much as 40 years more, a maximum of 10 years on each of four counts. Sister Elizabeth, 32, suspended as an art history teacher at Marymount College, Tarrytown, N.Y., could receive 30 years. She was found guilty of three counts of illegally introducing mail in 1970 into the Lewisburg (Pa.) Federal Penitentiary where Berrigan then was imprisoned. Federal Judge R. Dixon Herman, who presided at the 11-week Harrisburg 7 trial that ended in April with the Kissinger conspiracy charge unresolved, last week turned down defense motions to set aside the convictions as discriminatory prosecutions based partly on illegal wiretaps. Lawyers for the priest and nun argued that thousands of letters are carried in and out of prisons every year, without permission of the warden, and the only penalty when caught is a suspension of privileges. Berrigan and Sister Elizabeth had been on trial with five other peace activists, but only they were convicted. The others, including two priests, a Pakistani scholar and a former priest married to an ex-nun, were not accused of smuggling prison mail. The jury deadlocked on the key part of the indictment that involved all defendants — that they conspired to kidnap Kissinger on Washington's birthday, 1971, to force American withdrawal from Vietnam; that they plotted to blow up tunnels that carry heat to federal buildings in the nation's capital; and that they schemed to vandalize draft boards around the country as an escalation of the antiwar movement. DOWNTOWN ALTON. ILLINOIS Paint Box Brights from Bobbie Brooks Primary colors: green, royal, red, yellow: fashioned-with finesse, born for brilliant mixing. Lilting liberated switch- ables to layer on in your own individual fashion. Sizes 5-15. sweaters 34-40. 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