Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 5, 1972 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 5, 1972
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Promoters lose wad as thousands crash rockfest BULL ISLAND, 111. (AP) — Thousands of tired and disillusioned rock music fans deserted this scarred penisula early today, leaving behind tons of trash ranging from makeshift shelters to panties. The last band at the Lnbor Day weekend Soda Pop Festival packed its equipment shortly after midnight, a few hours after promoters had left. Between 25,000 to 35,000 fans remained at that still waiting for performances by headlined groups that were promised, but never appeared. Police estimated noarly 300,000 young people flocked Cable snaps; power off in Wanda area An Illinois Power Co. static line snapped in Rosewood Heights early Monday morning, cutting off electrical power to the Wanda area, Kendall Mill, and the K-Mart Shopping Center. The cable snapped about. 3:58 a.m., and 14 Illinois Power linesmen worked until 4 p.m. to restore electricity to the affected areas, according to Keith Toby, manager of the company. He said the cable, which does not carry any electricity, is used to attract lighting, and is grounded at each utility pole. He said the cable was previously struck by lightning, weakening the line, and during the cool temperatures early Monday, there was a contraction in the cable, which caused it to snap, and fall on phase wires or low voltage lines. The break occurred between poles on Airline Drive and Pine Street, Toby said. to the 900-acre Island in the Wabash River between In diana and Illinois for the three-day celebration Promoters said they had expected no more than 75,000. The homeward trek caused a mammoth traffic jam. Although the site is in) Illinois, the only access is a one-lane Posey County, Ihd., road. Indiana state police said they were able to handle the bumper-to-bumper traffic by routing it directly onto the four-lane Interstate 64 cu.ting across southern Indiana and Illinois. Police said the fans caused few problems off,.the island, which was patrolled onlji by security guards hired by the promoters. Indiana Alton Evening Telegraph Tuesday, September 5,1972 B*3 From NAflONAL WEAlHfR NOAA. U.S. dipt, ot Commtrct FORECAST flgutn Show Low Temperature* Until W«dnaidoy Morning f r«<:»iration Not Indicated*- Contvlt lo<al Forxoit Rockford and Champaign teachers vote today to strike on Wednesday By DENNIS MONTGOMERY Associated Press Writer Illinois teacher Carpenlersville- National Weather Mostly cool weather Is forecast Tuesday for the eastern third of the nation with warmer weather continuing from the Midwest to the West. Showers are expected for California, central Rockies and Plains, the central Great Lakes, the Gulf coast and Southeast coastal areas. (AP Wirephoto) Illinois state police watch from the river \K and kept nks, and at least 50 persons were arrested coming and going from the festival, on aklohol and drug charges. The top attractions, Joe Cocker and Black Sabbath, had refused to play earlier i n the weekend jifter demanding more money. Two other featured rock groups, The Doors and Faces, fMled to perform. Dave Jamison, a staff coordinator for Evansville promoters Robert Alexander; and Andrew Duncan, cited problems transporting the musical equipment onto the island through outgoing traffic. The groups themselvfes were flown in by helicopter, but the equipment was haulecj in trucks. Jamison said. Jamison said most of the crowd were gatecrashers. Only 30,000 fans paid, admission before the concert was declared "free" and promoters lost money, he added. He would not estimate the loss. Duncan and Alexander faced contempt of court charges in White County, 111., today for alleged violations of an injunction issued against the festival. Shriver links 2 key GOP figures hi Water gate case BOSTON (AP) - Sargent Shriver has deplored conditions of West Virginia miners, said President Nixon has no monopoly on ethics and implied that two key GOP figures are "apparently involved" in the Watergate bugging case. The Democratic vice-presidential nominee said also, in Boston, that former President Lyndon B. Johnson has "lost his title as the world's No. 1 warmaker to the incumbent, Preident Richard Nixon." Driving through the fog-, shrouded hills of southern West Virginia, Shriver early Monday visitel hospitalized coal miners suffering fro m black lung disease and ac- cu s e d the Nixon administration of subverting coal mine safety laws by employing "incompetent political hacks." Then, flying his new campaign plane, "The Lucky 7," to the New York State Fair at Syracuse, Shriver indulged in pastel-blue cotton candy, blueberry yogurt, hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. Shriver told newsmen, surrounding him with microphones and television cameras, that he believes both former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and former Secretary of Commerce Maurice Stans were both "apparently involved" in the alleged bugging of Democratic National Committee headquarters at Washington's Watergate apartment complex. Mitchell has resigned his position as director of the Committee for the Re-election of President Nixon. Stans remains as that body's finance chairman. In conversation with a newsman in Boston, Shriver appeared to modify his statement slightly. He said the insistence of federal judges to question both Mitchell and Stans and their positions with the president's re-election committee, indicate what he called their "involvement" with the case. Area weatJier Fair to partly cloudy with a slow warming trend today, tonight and Wednesday. High today around 80. Low tonight 60 to 65. High Wednesday will be up in the 80s. Extended forecast Parly cloudy Thursday through Saturday, chance of showers Thursday or Friday. Temperatures will average a little below seasonal normals. Daily highs will be in the 70s north and 80s south and daily lows will be in the 50s north and 60s south. Only one strike, at Dundee, interfered with classes today, but teachers in two other districts, including the state's second largest, voted not to report for classes Wednesday. The longest strike of the fall, in Sesser. ended today when the district's 44 teachers and the school board reached agreement on a new contract. The board had notified the teachers they were fired when the strike began Thursday, but all were rehired with the settlement. At issue were a $250 pay raise, and increased teacher voice in curriculum decisions. Classes for the district's 900 pupils will start Wednesday. They had been scheduled to start Aug. 31. The 2,200 teachers in Rockford, the state's second largest district, voted today to strike. But negotiations continued and classes were not scheduled to begin until Wednesday. At issue ore salary, class size, custodial help and counseling staff. About 42,000 pupils would be affected. Also voting to strike were 700 teachers in the Champaign district. Classes for 11,400 children .ilso were to begin Wendesnday. At i.«uo are what the teachers term contract roll-backs, class s'ze. salary and staff reductions. Fifty teachers at Rend Lake Community College in Mount Vernon, organize.! last year by the Illinois Education Association, were meeting to determine what action to dike in the face of tho administration's r c f u ? a 1 to negotiate contracts through the union. ^Classes were to begin today* The Carpentersville-Dundec District 300 strike moved into its third day with no apparent progress in negotiations. IEA bargainers seek a 7. per cent pay raise for the district's fiflO teachers. About 12,350 pupils remain out. of classes. Strikes in Evanston and Urbana, where classes were to open Wednesday, were appar- ently averted when union negotiators and the boards reached settlements. The teachers were voting on the contracts today. (ADVKRT1SI/.MKNT) (ADVERTISEMENT) Now....Plastic Cream Invention For Artificial Teeth Artificial Teeth Never Felt So Natural Before Now for the first time. scienceofTersfj plastic cream that holds dentures as never before—forms an elastic membrane that lwl/is hold them to the natural lissitfs of your nioiilh. It's a unique discovery called FIXODENT* that has revolutionized dentura wearing. It lets you bite harder, chew better, eat more naturally. FtxoriKNT lasts for hours. Resists moisture. Dentures that fit are essential to health. See your dentist regularly. Get easy-to-use FIXODENT Denture Adhesive Cream. YOUR NEWS QUIZ PART I - NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL Give yourself 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Senator George McGovern said he would nam<|» . . ? . . Secretary of Treasury if elected President. a-John Connally b-John Galbraith c-Wilbur Mills 8 President Nixon announced he would reduce U.S. troop strength in South Viet Nam to 27,000 by . . ? . . a-November 1 b-December 1 o-January 1 8 The President also announced that the draft will be ended by . . ? . . if Congress approves legislation that would complete the process <|>f turning the Armed Services into an all-volunteer force. 4 On September 1st, the Boy Scouts of America officially became known as the . . ? . . a-Boys Corps of America b-Youth Scouts of America o-Scouts of America 6 Postmaster General E. T. Klaesen said he (CHOOSE ONE: will, will not) have to ask fj>r 9-cent stamps on first class mail starting January 1. Alton Evening Telegraph B Sept.4 H PART II * WORDS IN THE NEWS Take 4- points for each word that you can match with its correct meaning. 1 excessive 2.....redundant 3 'idelity 4 fiasco 6 incursion a-loyalty, faithfulness b-uiuieceBsarily repetitive o-faroloal failure I d-too much e-sudden invasion or raid PART III - NAMES IN THE NEWS Take 6 points for names that you correctly match with the clues. 1 ..... Kipohoge Kelno a-Soviet weight can 2 Beverly Boys 3 Cathy Rigby b-Australian swimn er c-Kanyan runner 4 Vastly Aiexeyev d-Amerioan gymnai t 6 Shane Gould 94-72 e-Canadian diver , Inc., Madlwn, W 94.72 OVEC, Inc., Midi ion, WlKomin | Save This Practice Exan {nation! STUPINTS vaigebi. Match word clues with their corresponding pictures or symbols. 10 points for each correct answer. 1 Labor Day 2 American Mark Spitz is gold medal winner In this sport 3 This agency administers the Federal Election Campaign Act 4 Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau 6 Leo Durocher is the new manager of the Houston Astros 6 This group is concerned with women's rights 7 Last day of the 1972 Summer Olympics 8 French President Georges Pompidou 9 Host nation of the 1976 Summer Olympics 10 This nation vetoed UN membership for Bangladesh CHINA HOW DO YOU RATE? (Sew* Uch Sid* of Quiz Sopmttly) 71 to W point* • Good. 91 to 100 point* . TOP SCOfclJ 6J to 70 point. - Fjlr. II to TO point! - Exultat. » or Urn!*??? - HW FAMILY DISCUSSION QUESTION Should education for children be compulsory? If so, until what age? ' . THIS WIIK'S CHALLENGE! HO »cou Name the Finance Chairman of the Committee to Reelect the President. aton .•..-»»«-•»- «*,*.! nfurnee nA/-»C For tea,*. 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