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A'2 Alton fivening Telegraph Friday, September 8, 1H72 Town abandoned Saigon troops By GEORGE ESPKR vSAIGON (AP>—The Saigon command reported today that Its troops abandoned the town of Tien Phuoc south of Da Nang, but an American general near the baltlcfronl said South Vietnamese forces still held "most of the town' 1 and launched a counterattack. Brig. Gen. Harry H. Hiestand, deputy senior adviser in the northern 1st Military region, said at a forward regimental headquarters near Tien Phuoc that the North Vietnamese had only captured the district headquarters in te northeast corner of Tien Phuoc. "The enemy arc not going to get any further," Hiestand declared. He said the South Vietnamese counterattacked at 3 p.m. and were in tin- process of retaking the district headquarters The South Vietnamese in Saigon had announced a few hours earlier that Tien Phuoc Wholesale prices up faster than without controls By NEIL GILBRIDE WASHINGTON (AP) - The government said today wholesale prices rose faster in l!ie first year of President Nixon's wage-price control than ihc year before and blamed it on stepped-up price hikes for farm products, some of which are exempt from controls The Bureau of Labor StaMs- tics said a broad range ot wholesale prices for food, in dustrial raw materials and manufactured goods rose an average of two-tenths of t: e per cent in August, bringing the past year's rise to 4.4 py cent since Nixon first imposed economic controls. "This compares with a ri r .e of 4 per cent in the preceding 12-month period," it said. "The larger advance in tin latest 12 months was due to an acceleration of prices o' raw and processed agricultural products." The report added that by comparison, prices of •industrial goods rose 3 per c'.-nl in the past year compared with 4.4 per cent in ihe previous year before pr>':e controls. The report said that in August, the over-all rise in 'in; Wholesale Price Index on a seasonally adjusted basis ro-n six-tenths of one per cent because food prices did not fall as much as they usually /!,» for that month. Farm products rose two- tenths of one per cent last month while processed fooi^ and animal feeds declined tour-tenths of one per cent. The August rise brought the government's Wholesale Pr're Index up to 119.9 per cj:it of its 1967 base of 100. Th.s means it cost wholesalers Mrit month $119.90 on the average for wholesale purchases of food, raw materials and manufactured goods worth $100 five years ago. Judge finds old law that may foil circuit clerks election suit SPRINGFIELD — Circuit Judge Paul Verticchio Thursday said he has found a 1963 law requiring county clerks to put the names of circuit clerk candidates on ballots and declared the law was "not contrary to nor inconsistent with the provisions of the 1970 Constitution." Verticchio's ruling appeared to anticipate a second suit by three circuit court clerks seeking an injunction against county clerks to forbid them from listing circuit clerks as candidates for county offices. Thursday the judge dismissed a petition for injunction fiom the three clerks on technical grounds. The clerks immediately filed a second suit with the same goal -~ preventing their offices from being subject to the Nov. 7 election. Judge Verticchio dismissed the first petition on the grounds that the State Electoral Board lacked jurisdiction over circuit court clerk elections. The first suit asked the If you fail to receive your Telegraph by 5:30 p.m. pbooe 465-6641 before 6 p.m. and your copy will be delivered. Alton Evening Telegraph Published Daily by Alton Telegrapn Printing Company PAUL S. COUSLEY PrttldMt. General Manager. STEPHEN A. COUSLEY editor & A»i>i»Unt to tne Publisher fUCHARD A. COUSLEY. Vis* President and Clarified Mgr HENRY H McADAMS •tertiary and Assistant General Manijier MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS {The Auopiatod Press is exclusively MtUttMto the use of publication of ill news dispatches credits* la this ' to the local news pub tioa price: By carrier, 6Uc tt-W per calendar month; llf'oo a vear, ftt.oo six la lUinoi* and Missouri. year. $13 So six months in __ ttete* •ubscrtptloos not accepted in I where carrier delivery U court to prohibit the electoral board from placing circuit court clerks candidates on the November ballot. The second suit filed Thursday asks that all county clerks be prohibited from doing the same thing. At issue in the cases is whether incumbent circuit clerks should be kept in office until the legislature or individual county boards decide whether the offices shall be filled by appointment or election. The three circuit clerks involved in the suits are Roger Johnson of Wan-en County, Gaylc Rowland of Woodford County and Albert Vaughn of Fulton County. The trio has the backing of the Circuit Court Clerks A s s o c i a t i on , headed by .Madison County Circuit Clerk Willard "Butch" Porte-11. fell to tank-lrd North Vietnamese forces. "The defenders re!re;iled from the town to the east," said Lt. Col. Do Viet, a spokesman for the Saigon command. He sai.l they linked up with hundreds of reinforcements that moved into the area on foot and by helicopters. The government troops are now operating one to (i>£ miles east and northeast of Tien Phuoc, Viet said. Industry (Continued from Page One) convcnants on federal xoniiic; to protect Ihc areas eyed for recreation. Mrs. Hoaghuid, howcvc 1 '. has generally been outvoted by the rest of the commi 1 e<; which views such methods of stabilizing land use as improbable. Mrs. Hoagland said it is imperative that the Corp-;' stabilize land use some way. or else the question of recreation becomes moot. McGinnis, agreeing in p*rt, said that if the Corps' is uanble to set aside ccr'a-n areas for recreation, e-en though the parcels are now privately owned, it would \>". difficult to justify construct 1 >n of a levee in relation 'o protecting investments for recreation. McGinnis and some committee members said a le .'<..» could enhance certain typos of recreational activities n the point and on Alton Lake. He said the Corps, however, must be able to prove tnac recreational values and investments will be protec'er*. and not sold out to coiv- mercial or industrial in teie.sls, in order to convince t h c public that the recreational benefits would bo as great or greater than l.he levee. McGinnis admitted that if the Corps' is unable t-'i stabilize land usage in certain areas, then it will be impossible to justify construct^" of the levee on a cost-benefit ration basis for recreation. Gorilla born in New York Zoo NEW YORK (AP) — Mother and child are doing fine— and the father, as usual, is watching from the sidelines at the Central Park Zoo, new home of the first gorilla ever born here. It's a boy, four a half pounds, and it arrived Sunday to the surprise of zookeepers who didn't know the 7-year- old mother, Lulu, was pregnant. While Lulu fondles and kisses the baby, tentatively named Sunny Jim, the proud father, Kongo, also 7, watches from a neighboring cage. DIAL-A-DEVOTION 466-6217 24 HOURS A DAY LIKE EXTRA CASH FOR YOU! Alton Savings Continuous Compounding And Monthly or Quarterly Dividends On All Certificates TaJce Your Choice/ 5 '< Savings Certificates S'4% 3 Month Certificates S'lTc 1 Vear Certificate* tiVi 3 Year Certificates And Loan Association • PHONE 465-448J 620 LAST 1TUKU ST. • ALTON M4 COO or application at ea office ill N« Vork, SUPPLIES forBackto-Schoolers; We luive everything you need but the teacher. HONKE PHARMACIES Wood River and EduurdsviUe Kd. Wood River 254-3873 3rd wild Henry Alton 465-122U Open Daily 9 to 9—Sunday 9 to 2 PM HONKE'S N. ALTON 2326 State St. Allow PHONE 466-6383 Open DaUy 9 to 9—Sunday 10 to 2 PM There was no word on either military or civilian casualties in Tien Phuoc. The U.S. Command, said American helicopter gunshlps destroyed a third PT7G tank that helped lead the assault on the lown of 33.011(1. T w n other tanks were knocked out on Wednesday. Military sources said they believed the Communists hit Que Son and Tien Phuoc to force the South Vietnamese to stretch their forces thin. T h c Saigon command rushed in about 2,000 troops to reinforce Tien Phuoc, field reports said. It had been defended by militiamen. Heavy fighting also was reported on three other fronts: —The Saigon command claimed 133 North Vietnamese troops killed in the 73-day stalemated battle for Quang Tri City. Twenty-two South Vietnamese soldiers were reported killed and 75 wounded. —Along the central coastal plain, enemy troops poured 300 mortar rounds into the the command post of a South Vietnamese infantry battalion then launched a ground assault against the camp five miles southeast of the district town of Bong Son. The Saigon command said the attack was repulsed with air and artillery support. —South Vietnamese forces trying to recapture the Quan Loi air ( strip 60 miles northeast of Saigon reported killing 41 enemy troops, while losing only one man killed and two wounded. Field reports said the government forces uncovered a North Vietnamese depot containing 60 trucks. Meanwhile, scattered fighting continued in the Central Highlands near Pleiku and Kontum. The South Vietnamese reported 71 North Vietnamese and 10 government troops killed and 23 South Vietnamese wounded. In the air war, the U.S. Command disclosed in a delayed report that an Air Force F4 Phantom was lost Saturday in the Plain of Jars region of northern Laos, while supporting a Laotian offensive. The two crewmen are missing, the Command said. The Command also announced that an Army OH6 light observation helicopter was shot down by enemy ground fire Thursday 26 miles northeast of Saigon, and one crewman killed and one wounded. U.S. fighter -bombers carried out more than 260 strikes across North Vietnam Thursday, the Command said, hitting bridges, highways, fuel pumping stations, truck parks and water craft. JI PAYS TO SHOP AT BROADWAY » & MAIN PRODUCE MARKET NO. 1 POTATOES 20».*1.00 New White M°A* —JljS Larue Freestone PEACHES 3 , bs *1 White Set'dlcss GRAPES ._._.... 3 lbs *1 HEADY to'EAT CANTALOUPES 3 for 'i.OO We Accept Food Coupons McGovern pledges good life for aged No tax increase House Republican leader Gerald Ford of Michigan, left, and Senate GOP loader Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania relay the presidential pledge that "there will be no tax increase proposed by this administration" to newsmen Thursday at a White House briefing. (AP Wireplioto) Nixon candidacy based upon no new federal taxes By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON ( A P ) — President Nixon has staked his claim as the no-new-taxes candidate as White House aides asserted that Democratic foe George McGovern's proposals would double individual taxes. Through a quartet of spokesmen Thursday, Nixon pledged he would not seek an increase in taxes during a second term. But the spokesmen left open the possibility that he would propose changes in the nation's tax structure. The President, said White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, "will not propose a tax increase in or during a second term." The President, said domestic adviser John Ehrlichman, "will not ask for any higher taxes— period." The President, said House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford and Senate Leader Hugh Scott, told a White House meeting of Republican congressmen that "there will be no tax increase proposed by this administration." The triple dose of Nixon views came at a series of White House briefings that also included fresh Republican attacxs on proposals. Ehrlichman's attack was perhaps the sharpest. He said McGovern's program would require an additional $100 billion and "the inevitable result is that he is going to double" the taxes paid by the individual taxpayer. McGovern, Ehrlichman added, is a man who "doesn't understand the first thing about the subject" of tax reform and government finance. While he said it would be premature to divulge specific- tax revisions now under administration study, Ehrlichman said the White House would like to reduce residential property taxes by 50 per cent or about $16 billion. By MICIIAKL ROBINSON ROCKFOKD, 111. (AP) Sen. George S. McGoveni promised old people today that if elected he wo'Jrt furnish "a livable income for every American who is past the age of 65— with no exceptions." In remarks prepared for ij»- livery in an old people's hqme, the Democratic an didate pledged that "if fh..' dollar ever goes down, Social Security will go up to kei/p pace." "Pensions will be fully protected from inflation, ms- management, and company failure," he said. "And there will be a flat universal Sod i! Security minimum of at $150 per month." McGovern ate breakfast with Rockford-area labor leaders before his tour of the, retirement home. Later he planned to fly on to Superior, Wis. The South Dakota senator said that old age should be "a chance to learn, to gain new experience, and, If ycu choose it, to work or play." "So come with me and we will meet your needs," no said, "not because it is politically wise, but because it is morally right." Before coming to Rockford. McGovern campaigned in Peoria, where he toured the lunchroom of the giant Caterpillar Tractor Co. plant. His aides said he plans to campaign in the state at least four more times before Nov. 7. One McGovern adviser. Frank Mankiewicz. said that the campaign staff already had discussed with the office of Chicago -Mayor Richard J. Daley plans for the traditional Democratic torchlight rally in the last week of the campaign. At the Caterpillar plant, McGovern sipped coffee with employes in the lunchroom and told them "Illinois- is an important state ... we hope to win it." But most of the employes ate their dinner without paying much attention to McGovern and one of them flashed a Nixon button at newsmen. In Rockford, McGovern was met by a cheering, screaming crowd that interrupted him with frequent applause as he said the Nixon administration has "the coziest relationship 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 today. —HERMAN E. WILLIAMS uf f io, Office 4«5-r>5r>l After 5 p.m. aj4-«-»'iO MILLERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSN. 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In Peoria, the crowd at the airport totaled about 400, although it bunched behind the candidate while he strolled along a wire fence shaking hands. On hand to meet McGovern in Peoria were Lt. Gov. Paul Simon, his Illinois campaign manager, and leading officials of the United Auto Workers union. Simon said he believes that McGovern can win the state because "everybody says that lie is going to lose but they aH say they're going to vote for him.' 1 The lieutenant governor said his own role in the campaign would be to "put out brush fires wherever they might be burning." "I think you see many county chairmen who are trying to get enthusiastic about the campaign now, although many of the ward and township officials are still a little bitter after Miami," he said. Simon said he did not want to get into a discussion of just where the brush fires are and added that no one factor had been responsible for the new enthusiasm he sees in regular Democratic officials for McGovern. Hurricane Dawn potential threat to U.S. mainland By NICK TATUO MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Dawn, packing gusts up to 95 miles an hour, drifted about 300 miles off Cape Hatteras, N.C. today and 'became "a potential threat to the northeast United States coast," the National Hurricane center reported. At 5 a.m. EOT, the center of the Atlantic season's third hurricane was near Latitude 36.5 North, Longitude 71.5 West, with maximum sustained winds estimated at 80 m.p.h. forecasters said. Dawn was moving toward the north northwest and was expected to curve gradually toward the north during the day and toward the northeast tonight, forecaster Joe Pelissier said. "The hurricane is expected to skirt the New England coast tonight but any delay in this expected turn increases the threat to the northeast coast of the United States," he said. Interests between Cape May, N.J., and Cape Cod were particularly urged to keep alert to further advisories from the hurricane center, Pelissier said. Small craft warnings were displayed along the section of Atlantic coastline. Meteorologist Niel Frank said Dawn could increase in size and strength today but added, "there is no potential for a severe storm. It's just a minimal hurricane at the present time." 1972-1973 SEASON ALTON YOUTH SYMPHONY STUDENTS THROUGH THE 9TII GItADK TRYOUTS • STRINGS • WOODWINDS • BRASS Saturday, Sept. 9 — 9-12 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11 — 7-8 p.m. Alton High School Band and Orchestra Hoom 2200 College Avenue, Alton Call 408-2721 for Appointment YOU are invited to... BRUNCH with the Governor Next Sunday, Sept 10 at Lewis & Clark Restaurant between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Here's your chance to visit personally with Gov. Ogilvie and heor his announcements for this area! Tickets cost $2 and will be available at the door — or call Madison County Republican Headquarters, -1-43 East Broadway, Alton (465-0755). (This announcement from Citizens for Re-Election of Governor Ogilvie, Alton, III., Dr. Gordon Moore, Chairman) FIRST STEP SHOES available in I 2 B C 0 E — K X X X X w 2i X X X X X 3 X X X X X 3{ X X X X X 4 X X X X X 4i X X X X X 5 X X X X X 5{ X X X X X 6 X X X X x 61 X X X X x 7 x X X x x /r X 5 x x y 7 x X x X x 797 to 9 97 Moo.

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