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County warned to cut spending ly JOE MELOSt . telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - In a rare financial summit Meeting here Wednesday, members of the Madison County Board of Representatives and heads of departments were warfted to shrink spending of face financial chaos in the fiscal year which starts Dec. 1. County Board Chairman Nelson Hagnauer, presiding over the meeting, said all budgets for the new fiscal year will be scrutinized more than ever in the past. Monday, the finance committee of the county board will begin the first of a long series of budget meetings with heads of the departments, which include sheriff, circuit clerk, the judiciary, state's attorney's office, highway, county clerk, mental health and others. Hagnauer, directing h i s attention to attending county board members, said members should start setting the example in spending cuts. "If we start with ourselves, others (departments) will follow," Hagnauer told board members, who have been spending at such a fast pace for committee meetings that their per diem budget will soon be used up. Hagnauer said the county's overall financial status for the final three months of this fiscal year "Is not near the financial crisis but it looks like we'll have to tighten our belts." The financial picture has turned gloomy in the face of an impending loss of over $1 million to the county which may not be allowed to collect the service charge assessed for tax collection. A service charge of 2.75 per cent has been figured as the county cost of collections which are expected to amount to over $51 million this year for over 100 Madison County taxing districts, such as schools, cities and townships. Suits filed attacking the legality and constitutionality of the service charge are still pending. The county also faces the possible loss of $330,000 in ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupm* Greene and Calhoun Counties Est. Jan. 15, 1836 Vol. 137, No. 200 o p Aiton R reie R wph Alton, Illinois, Thursday, September 7, 1972 230SEPC 7<^ S Price lOc German police search for 15 Arab suspects By JOHN VINOCUR MUNICH (AP) - West German police hunted for 15 more Arabs today and -pressed an investigation into the airfield killing of nine Israeli hostages on Tuesday. Bavarian state police said the 15 were suspected of being accomplices in the planning and execution of the Arab terrorist, attack Tuesday that killed two other members of the Israeli Olympic team and culminated in the airfield Shootout Five of the terrorists and a West German policeman also were killed at the airfield. A German helicopter pilot was seriously wounded. Three of the terrorists were captured slightly wounded. The three captives were identified as Ibrahim Badran; 20, Abd Es Kadir El Dnawy and Samer Mohamed Abdulah, both 22. They claimed to be students and said they last lived in Jordan and Syria. A Bavarian court official said they faced multiple charges of murder. They were being interrogated at an undisclosed location. The court had until Thursday night to issue formal charges. The maximum penalty for premeditated murder is life imprisonment, there being no death penalty in West Germany. The Olympic competition, suspended 12 hours after the first Israeli was killed in the Olympic Village, resumed late Wednesday with big crowds. But at least four Dutch and 12 Norwegian team members Neiv terrorist bombing? BONN, Gennany (AP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's government warned today it has received information that Jews in West Germany may 'be the targets of mailed bombs this weekend, during the Rosh Hashanah — the Jewish new year. An Interior Ministry spokesman said the German govern- m e n t warned national security authorities and West Germany's Central Council of Jews it has received word that terrorists plan mailing bombs to Jews in this country in packages and letters. He did not elaborate. decided to abandon further competition. They said they were shaken by the killings of the Israelis. An Israeli jetliner flew 10 of the bodies home to Israel today along with the surviving members of the Israeli team. The U.S. Air Force was bringing the body of the IUH victim, weightlifter David Berger, back to Cleveland, Ohio, his former home, for burial Friday. The first two Israelis were killed when the terrorists invaded their quartei^s at the Olympic Village before dawn Tuesday Late Tuesday night the Arabs and their nine hostages were taken to Fuersten- feldbruck military airfield in two helicopters where a Boeing 727 was waiting, ostensibly to fly them to the Middle East. The Arabs said Gunmen slaughter eight, fade into hills after murder-robbery CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, V.I. (AP) — Police hunted today for four or five gunmen wearing green fatigues who machine-gunned eight. Americans to death during a robbery in the golf clubhouse of a Rockefeller resort in the Virgin Islands. Officials would not release the names of four of the victims, but Lt. Gov, David Maas said they were believed to be tourists from the U.S. mainland. A spokesman for the Rock- efeller family in New York said two of the victims were tentatively identified as Pat Tarbert, a girl who worked in the club's golf shop, and John Gulliver, a groundskeeper. He said the other two victims were electricians. The gunmen opened fire late Wednesday afternoon at the Fountain Valley Golf Club on the island of St. Croix, about 50 miles south of St. Thomas, Maas said. Seven persons died at the scene and another at a hospital. Ronald Tonkin, the territory's attorney general, said there were four or five men in green fatigues using automatic weapons. The killers looted their victims' •pockets and cleaned out the clubhouse cash drawer before escaping into the over-grown hills around the course. Gov. Melvin H. Evans was called back to the islands from Hilton Head, S.C., where he had been named vice chairman of the Southern Governor's Conference. Alton youth found dead in Maryville house from apparent overdose of drugs A 23-year-old -Alton youth was found dead in a Maryville house early this morning from an apparent overdose of drugs, Madison County sheriff's deputies reported. The body of Tim B. Guinnee, 23, of 2316 Sanford Ave. was discovered by two friends, Ronald Stretcher and Bruce Wayne Tinsiey, both of Alton, before 8 a.m. today. Sheriff's deputies searched the Maryville house where the youths were staying for drugs but failed to locate any. All three youths have prior arrest records relating to drugs. Lt. Robert Rizzi said Streicher and Tinsiey told deputies that Guinnee has been known to use drugs and the pair were trying to rehabilitate him. The exact cause of death is unknown and a post mortem was scheduled for later today, Rizzi said. Guinnee was dead when sheriff's deputies arrived at the house at the end of W. Main Street just outside of Maryville about 8:30 a.m. Guinnee was arrested along with Streicher on April 1C, 1971, on a charge of illegal possession of narcotics. The pair was arrested by Bethalto police after a 20- year-old girl accompanying them attempted to alter a drug prescription. In 1970 Streicher and Tin- siey were arrested and charged with possession of a depressant drug after they picked up a package containing about 400 LSD pills at the Roxana Post Office. Tinsiey was found guilty of the charge at a trial in which Streicher appeared as i witness. Streicher pleaded guilty in June, 1971, to possession of 18 capsules of barbituric acid stemming from a March 5, 1971, incident at Lewis and Clark Community College. He was placed on one-year probation which expired two months ago. they would free the hostages if Israel released 200 guerrillas jailed in Israel. But the Interior Ministry said German authorities were convinced that "a flight out of this country would have meant certain death for the athletes." Afterward Premier Golda Meir of Israel expressed approval of the decision to try to kill the terrorists and free the hostages. The circumstances of inc Shootout at Fuerstenfeldbruek were still unclear, and the West German government, said it was investigating. The Munich police initially said the first shots were fired by one of the Arabs who reacted hysterically when he saw police waiting at the airfield. But the police later retracted this and said further ui- \'estigation showed police sharpshooters opened t'ir^ when two of the guerrillas showed themselves in an especially favorable position. However, the police said the sharpshooters were unable to knock the two Arabs out of the battle before they got -off shots of their own. The police said the visibility also was very poor — it was about 11 p.m. and the airfield was not illuminated — and the sharpshooters were using telescopic sights to fire at shadows. Expressions of grief and protests continued abroad. More than 1,000 persons filed silently through the Israeli Embassy in London to- sign a leather-bound book of condolences. The embassy said scores t,f men, at least half of them not Jewish, telephoned lo volunteer for the Israeli army. All were refused, since the Israelis do not take foreign volunteers into their military. At London Airport, union leaders of ground crew personnel for Trans Wc~ld Airlines said the crews would boycott Kuwait Airlines— which TWA handles—for 48 hours to protest the Munich slayings. Moscow police rounded up 55 Jews who tried *o d e m o n s tr ate outside rhe Lebanese Embassy. They were questioned and released without being charged. Jewish sources said physicist Andrei Sakharov, developer of the Soviet H-bomb and a lead'ng champion of civil rights, was among those picked up. personal property tax revenue now held in escrow pending the Illinois Supreme Court decision that could order counties to return the taxes to taxpayers. County Auditor John K r a y n a k projected Wednesday that the loss of the service charge and personal property taxes could plunge the county into a deficit of $481,578 by the end of the fiscal year. But he said budget savings could be made to offset that deficit. He listed examples these items in the current budget on which no expenditures have been made: Voting machine warehouse, $224,000; narcotics study matching grant, $59,000, improved adult probation services, $110,000; parks and lands, $50,000; acquisition of land for a record center, $41,000; sheriff's office, for new patrolmen, pay incentives and adding ranking officers, $47,600, and other smaller items. The county fell into financial straits because it did not anticipate the possible loss of the service charge funds and some major expenditures. One of them, Hagnauer said, was the final payment on the voting machines — $322,420 — but by paying them off the county saved $177,000. Another item was a $62,032 expenditure to fix the courthouse including a $53,000 roof repair job. The county also took over the tax collection expense in the townships which cost $254,971, Kraynak said. Two county board elections cost the county $75,000 and $30,000 went for a computer study, and $15,244 for a job classification study. The data processing program is about to start and Hagnauer said that the county is not in the position to slow it down. Others at the meeting agreed that no cost should be made in the data processing program. Meanwhile, it was learned Wednesday that Madison County officials plan to establish a centralized printing and duplication office in an effort to trim more than $200,000 spent yearly on such work. Alton May, chairman of the Cetnral Services Committee, also said his committee would request $28,000 for the 1973 fiscal year to establish a central purchasing office. Training plan for black workers to enroll 119 men By DENNIS McMURRAY Telegraph Staff Writer EAST ST. LOUIS — A now program to train 119 new black construction workers and to give additional training to 380 men already trained under the Ogilvie plan, was moved forward Wednesday. The Equal Opportunities Administrative Committee which is responsible for overseeing the plan, authorized State Community College of East St. Louis which has been doing the taining to draw plans for additional training this year. Supplementary off-seas«n training for men who have already been on the job was a part of the original Ogilvie plan agreement which has never been implemented. But the committee Wednesday gave state Community College the go ahead to proceed planning in off-season training program. However, the Rev. Louis Hemmers, chairman of the EOAC, said the committee should not press for additional training unless they were S'ire the job market could absorb the additional trainees. The Metro-East Labor (See Page 2, Col. 3) Who got the worst of it? Mrs. Mary Holmes, 24, of 1323 Highland Ave., Alton, lies unconscious after she got out of her car that had struck a boy, looked at him, and collapsed. The boy, Sean Toney McCall, 6, of 1006 Union St., who was only shaken up, sits up and watches the prostrate Mrs. Holmes. The driver and victim were taken to the hospital in the same ambulance, treated and released. The accident occurred in the 1000 block of Union in Alton Wednesday afternoon. Contributors ignore GOP candidate By BILL LHOTKA Telegraph Staff Writer A 33-year old Alton bachelor has been unable to muster more than §2,000 in his campaign to unseat incumbent State Senator Sam Vadalabene because he says normal Republican contributors have ignored him. A political novice facing an experienced pro in the November election, Martin A. "Tony" Olson admitted that he has been unable to attract political contributions either from Republicans individually or Republican-oriented businessmen. "I've had to depend either on my own pocket or on the county Republican committee," Olson said of his almost bare campaign war chest. "There is an attitude of writing me off, and, in a Republican year, we should be mustering strength to break the Democratic stranglehold in Madison County." Olson, a sales engineer in Olin Corp.'s weather systems group, told the Telegraph he has no intention of "just being a name on the ballot." "I guess a lot of people feel that I'm just a name on the ballot, and they don't really think I'm trying to win this thing,' 1 Olson told the Telegraph. "I don't know how the party feels about this, but that is not why I accepted and decided to run." Olson said one of the real problems facing Madison county Republicans was an attitude toward token opposition. Olson admitted he has made mistakes in the campaign, but added that he was "new in politics. I don't have people here to run my campaign." His biggest error, Olson said, was a failure to seek out the business community and solid! their support. "I hope to take time off from work to walk through the business communities in Alton, Granite City and Edwardsville and just introduce myself," Olson said. The combination of a full- time job and a lack of campaign funds have hurt his efforts, Olson indicated. Without the money for media ads and billboards, the young candidate has relied on a person-to-|«rson campaign, but his job has limited his time to nights and weekends. "I plan on going door-to- door 100 per cent and I've gotten an organization together of about 30 solid supporters," Olson said. "It's going to be a very difficult job, but I think I can win'," Olson added. "Sam has been a bad enough .senator that if the facts were known, I'd get support." Olson accused Vadalabene of failing to get a single bill that he sponsored through the General Assembly. "He's had some good bills but none of them passed. Then he blames Ogilvie for everything." Olson praised the assistance of Rep. Robert Walters, R- Alton, and recent help from the Senate Republican staff. Olson, who lives at 702 Rozier St., said another handicap to his campaign Is that he is not a native of the area. Raised in Fargo, N.D., Olson came to Illinois four years ago and has lived in the Alton area for the last three years 37,000 Korean troops leaving SEOUL (AP) - The South Korean government has decided to withdraw the 37,000 Korean troops still in Vietnam between next December and June 1973, a high-ranking Foreign Ministry official said today. The source said the decision was final and was conveyed to Foreign Minister Tran Van Lam of South Vietnam Wednesday. Inside Editorial . . . . A-4 Trend in campaign fund disclosures benefit to both par- tics. UF A-3 Pacesetters set pace. Klblc A-2 Supervisor continues attack on fee collecting. Sports B6 Two U.S. boxers come through. Family A-13 Plan historic Alton week. Mind Your Money . . A-10 Seat belts for buses. Persconal Finance . . A-7 Government jobs beckon millions. Harris . . . . A-8 People understand McGovern better but like him less. Weather B-8 Clearing and cooler Friday; low 60, High 80. Television .... A-ll Comics B-5 Obituaries . . . . B-l Stocks B» Classified .... B-18 Amusements . . . B-8 Bureaucrats harass business, state chamber says Qy STANFORD SCHMIDT Telegraph Staff Writer The chairman of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce Wednesday night in Alton blasted what he termed "excessive controls," and bureaucratic harassment exercised by government agencies over business. Speaking at a state chamber dinner and report meeting, Ralph A. Claassen an executive for Hiram Walker and Son, Peoria, said the controls ••hamstring the nation's economy" and, "amounts to nothing short of a declared state of war against free enterprise." He cited numerous examples of what he called excessive controls and how they interfere with the business community. He said that when the Federal Trade Commission had charged that a DuPont Z e r e x Anti-Freeze Commercial was misleading, 160 newspapers had can-led the story, but when the FTC admitted it was wrong, only 80 papers carried that story. In another example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could prohibit an employer from moving his place of business if the new location would not be convenient to minority workers, he said. Another example of excessive controls, Claassen said, is pollution control legislation, "which has severely burdened power companies at a time when energy shortages are frequent and government maintains tight controls over proposed rate increases." Claassen also claimed that industry would- have ceased to be a water pollution problem long before this time if the government regulators had been able to agree on what they wished industry to do in the first place. "But true to form," Claassen said, "overlapping and duplication of administering the laws at various levels of government and through a multitude of separate agencies ted to chaos and legislative overkill." He also cited th* Occupational Safety and Health Act which, he said, can hold an employer accountable for a worker's refusal to wear safety glasses. Lester Brann Jr., president of the state chamber, said in a panel discussion later that one government inspector tripped over a base in a local industrial plant. "That was the first time anyone had tripped over it in 30 years," Brann said, but there soon was a fence built around it. Claassen also criticized the lack of anti-trust legislation over labor unions. Claassen said the Illinois Chamber of Commerce could not find anyone in government who even knows bow many agencies there are with such regulatory powers — let alone how many regulations were promulgated during 1971. "But there are dozens and dozens of such agencies which directly affect your business, large and small," Claassen said, "and the Federal Register, in which their regulations are published. bulged to 25.497 pages last year alone. The Encyclopedia Britannic a contains only 28,000 pages." Claassen cited the Interstate Commerce Commission as an example of regulations creating problems instead of solving them. He said the ICC has a file of 43 trillion rates — without an index. He said as a result of ICC actions, experts conclude that "v,e pay $4 billion to $7 billon more each year in transportation costs, and for poorer service, than we would in a free transportation market." Claassen called for a move to "regulate the regulators" and "a complete assessment of every government regulatory action and agency. "And we as businessmen must speak up in behalf of economic freedom nefore it is compromised away in a maze of political considerations," he said. Chamber president Brann said after Claassen's speech that one reason why the situation exists is thul business is losing political clout in the legislature. He said a majority of the state legislators do not have an understanding of business' problems and called for a more active roll by business in the political process. RALPH A. CLAASSEN

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