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Drug addicts like 'Donna' get no help EDITOR'S NOTE: Many critics of the Telegraph's series examln- ing the drug scene say no answers were given on how to solve the dilemma. This three-part se- rles by Jim Landers details how little help Is available (or the addict In Madison County. By JIM LANDERS Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - Donna is 18, white and injects amphetamine directly into her veins. She does not live with her parents but shares a house in Edwardsville with six friends. All of her friends use dings — ranging from marijuana and a hashish to a m p h e t a m i n e s and barbiturates. First of scries Donna spends most of her day in the cafeteria at Southern Illinois University at. Edwardsville. She is not a student but says she has no place else to go. Donna is not afraid of drags — now. But suppose she changes her opinion- and wants help in shaking her dependency on amphetamine (speed)? • Unless Donna can be classified as having some form of mental disorder, neither Madison County nor the state can assist her in kicking the drug habit. If a mental disorder did exist, Donna could be admitted to Alton State Hospital where a fledgling drug treatment program could assist her. According to mental health officials in Madison County, Donna is the stereotype of the young drag abuser, not user, who may someday need help but who cannot be assisted with existing county facilities. Various drag abuse-related programs are functioning in Madison County but for a person living away from home, or even living at home and seeking to escape from a stress environment, there is no place to stay while kicking the habit. Shelter for the drug abuser Is essential if dependency is to be eliminated, said William Daumueller, director of the Quad-Cities Mental Health Clinic. The environment which fosters drag use must be withdrawn if the young user is to have even the slightest ch.'incc of discarding his drug crutch. Presently, both the Quad- Cities clinic in Granite City and the Alton Mental Health Clinic offer some assistance to persons voluntarily seeking to halt their use of drugs. Assistance is usually in the form of counseling and therapy sessions. Ron Randall, a Quad-Cities clinic staffer, said drug abusers who request help are first evaluated by a psychiatric social worker. Then, a therapist provides further evaluation to decide on the method of treatment. The drug abusec is counseled on an individual basis, Randall said. The clinic provides long-range counseling, Randall said. If the problem is severe, private psychiatric care is obtained or the individual can be sent to Alton State Hospital. "We have no specialized drag treatment program," Randall said. The Quad-Cities clinic lacks the necessary funds to establish a residential treatment program. The Alton Mental Health Clinic provides more extensive . service for drag abusers. A "hot-line" (phone 254-0613) service, manned by volunteer workers, provides information and crisis counseling. The hot-line operates from 7 p.m. to midnight on weekdays and 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, said Mrs. Barbara Shaw, director of the services for youth program. Also, the Alton clinic operates a "drop-in" center which offers services similar to the hot-line operation but on a more personalized basis. The drop-in center provides encounter groups, therapy groups and information. Mrs. Shaw said that parents as well as drag abusers can receive counseling. Community involvement is needed desperately to adequately handle the ever- increasing volume of drag abuse, Mrs. Shaw said. She cited a $1,500 grant from the Alton-Wood River Federation of Labor for a drag treatment planning project as an example oi assistance that the community could offer. Also, Mrs. Shaw said, the Kiwanis Club pays the entire hot-line telephone bills. NEXT: Most communities unwilling to admit drug problems exist. McGovern aims campaign at getting farm voters VERNON CENTER. Minn. (AP) —Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern took his campaign to the farmers today, visiting Farmfest U. S. A. near the tiny southern Minnesota Maneuvers in trial of Otto Kerner CHICAGO (AP) — The former chairman of the Illinois Racing Board and his long-time secretary will be key government witnesses against former Gov. Otto Kerner and two other ex-state officials at their trial on charges stemming from the Illinois race track stock case, U.S. Atty. James R. Thompson said today. Thompson said the two. William S. Miller and Faith Mclnturf "will become government witnesses" and asked in federal court that their cases be tried separately from Kerner and the others. Two Chicago newspapers reported on Aug. 19 that Miller and Miss Mclnturf would testify against Kerner and two members of his former cabinet: Theodore J. Isaacs, revenue director, and Joseph Knight, financial institutions director. Kerner is currently on leave as a judge of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Miller, Miss Mclnturf, Kerner and the others were named as defendants in a 19- count indictment returned Dec. 16, 1971. It charges bribery, mail fraud, income tax evasion, perjury and conspiracy in manipulations of more than $300,000 of Chicago area racetrack stock Vhen the defendants were state officials. community of Vernon Center. Aides said McGovern planned to deliver a "major farm policy address" at noon, followed b.v a brief walking tour of part of the 1,400-acre Farmfest site. Promoters say up to 250,000 visitors are expected to attend the weeklong Farmfest, which includes the 1972 Minnesota state, national and world plowing contests. The plowing contests have, over the years, become a political forum f o r presidential e a n d i d a t e s . President Nixon also was invited to speak, but has said he wiD be unable to attend. The contests originated in Iowa in the 1930s. They have been the site of agricultural policy and farm subsidy speeches by Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy and Republican presidential nominee Barry Goldwater. This year's festival continues through next Sunday. The state plowing contest was to begin today with the national contest set for Tuesday through Wednesday. Contestants from some 20 nations a;-e entered in the world plowing contests which begin Friday. The U.S.A. has never won a world championship or runnerup spot in the world plowing contest since competition began in 1953, and is resting its hopes this year on farmers from Illinois and Ohio. Alvin L. Wolf, 47, Odell, 111., competed in the 18th World Plowing Contest last year in England and won the American large plow competition in 1970 and 1971. William A. Goettemoeller, 35, Versaille, Ohio, was national champion plowman in 1966 and 1970 and competed in the 15th World Plowing Contest in Rhodesia in 1968. Both will be using Kverneland plows in the world competition. Federal money may aid county Drug aid station . . . There might not be any official drug clinics in the Telegraph area, but at a benefit for Radio Station KDNA in Pere Marquette Park over the weekend, an impromptu "acid rescue" station was set up to help youths on "bum trips." Only about 2,000 persons showed up for the three-day art and music festival, and many of them were old and straight. The most serious challenges to this first aid station were cut feet and sunburn. The benefit raised about $2,000 for the St. Louis listener-supported radio station, and a spokesman said "good vibes" prevailed at the festival. By JOE MELOSl Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - The U.S. Senate is expected this week to pass a federal revenue sharing bill that if enacted will give Madison County at least ?853,800 annually for five years, a bankroll big enough to avert a financial crisis here, the Telegraph learned today. The windfall would be part of a $3.7 million amount earmarked for all governmental entities within the county, said Hays Mallovy, Edwardsville county board representative who is a member of the finance committee. Mallory has been in contact with the office of Rep. Wilbur Mills, D-Ark., head of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee pushing revenue sharing, in an effort to learn the status of the legislation. Mallory told the Telegraph ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving Madison, Jersey, Macoupm, Greene and Calhoun Counties Vol. 137, No. 203 c pfflJucS 1 "^ Alton . Illinois, Monday, September U, 1972 IffigS 1 * Price lOc Est. Jan. 15, 1836 Hanoi, suburbs bombed heavily by U.S. planes By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON (AP) — U.S. jets made some of the most devastating raids of the war against Hanoi and its suburbs Sunday, wrecking North Vietnam's biggest and mast important bridge and smashing four military installations covering more than 300 acres, the U.S. Air Force announced today. But the Air Force's report of heavy damage in North Vietnam was offset by a revised field report that ex- plosions Sunday at a bomb storage dump at Bien Hoa Air Base, 15 miles northeast of Saigon, destroyed or damaged 70 South Vietnamese helicopters. It was the worst aircraft loss of the war for the South Vietnamese and will severely restrict their operations at a critical time, when renewed North Vietnamese offens'vt action is expected. On the political 'front, thn Viet Cong issued a new peace statement saying it would agree to a coalition gove*n- ment dominated by neither the Communists nor the Saigon regime provided the United States gets out of Vietnam completely and takes President Nguyen Van Th'eu with it. U.S. analysts we« studying the statement li determine if it contained anything new. "We don't see anything particularly new in it," said a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy. "And in view of the rather vitriolic language it doesn't seem particularly conciliatory." The Viet Cong statemnet declared: "The bombs and shells, the insolent threats, the perfidious political and diplomatic maneuvers of the U.S. imperialists cannot possibly conquer the Vietnamese people." A spokesman for the 7th Air Force said the U.S. air attack on the Paul Doumer Bridge, at Hanoi, the biggest in North Vietnam, was "the most damage we've ever done to it in the war." The bridge across the Red River-was repeatedly attacked in the 1965-6S bombing campaign and again last May 10-11, but it was repaired each time. Inside Virgin Islands police arrest two Editorial . . . . A-4 Move to subtu-bs reversed? Governor .... A-3 Ogilvie turns on the charm. Blacks A-2 Edwardsville progress group schedules another meeting. Sports B-3 Confusion reigns at Olympics. Family .... A-10 Little Theater ticket drive Amusements . A-ll Weather .... A12 Fail- and warmer Tuesday, low 65; high 90. Television . . . .A-ll Comics . . . . B-6 Obituaries . . . . B-7 Stocks B-7 Classified . . . . B-8 Personal Finance . . A-6 Check soil before buying a house. By NAT CARNES CIIR1STIANSTED, St. Croix, V.I. (AP) - Five men charged with murdering eight persons during a robbery at the posh Fountain Valley Golf Course still are on the run as police keep a heavy guard on two others jailed in the killings. Bench wan-ants for the five fugitives were issued late Sunday by Judge Warren H. Young of U.S. District Court, Atty. Gen. Ronald Tonkin sa : <l. Ciov. Melvin H. Evans identified the five as Warnm Ballentine. Ismael Labeet, Raphael Joseph, a man identified only as Sanchez and another identified only as "Pepe" or "Pablo." "The men being sought are armed and should be considered dangerous," Tonkin said, reading from a statement by Evans. Two others charged in the slayings — Meral Smith and Beaumont Gereau — have been jailed on the neighboring island of St. Thomas, where they were taken following their arrests Saturday night. Smith, 21, of Estate Grove Place, St. Croix, and Gereau, 23, of St. Thomas, were ar- raigned in secret shortly after their arrests, and Municipal Judge John Marsh set bond at "more than $1 million," according to a statement issued by the governor's office Saturday night. However, Evans said Sunday night said charges against all seven had been filed in U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands by acting U.S. Atty. Frederick Watts and Young set bail at §200,000 each. Tonkin's meeting with the press on the terrace of the (See Page 2, Col. 2) It was offbeat weekend for police I'.v JOHN STETSON Telegraph Staff Writer A group of six robbery suspects who hailed an Alton policeman for help and then literally spilled the evidence of the crime in the street, were arrested early this morning. The six, who asked an Alton policeman for help in getting their stalled automobile started, are wanted on charges of the Sunday night robbery of the Site service station on Highway 67 and Lindbergh Road in St. Louis, County, Alton police said. When one of the women in the group got out of the car and dropped her purse while being arrested, a coin changer fell from her handbag, police said. The coin changer contained $8.45. Two revolvers were found in ihe two cars used by the six, the report said. Arrested were: Blanche Marie Steed, 22, of 5388 Waterman; James Leroy Stewart, 22, of 1809 Cora St.; Deborah Ajm Young, 21, 5772 McPherson; Paulette Yvonne Ball, 23, ol 464? GarneU St.; Callion Robinson, 26, of 5251 Beacon St., all of St. Louis and a young man who told police he was 15 years old. The incident began shortly after midnight Sgt, Harry W i 11 i a m s was patroling downtown Alton when he saw people in a stalled car at Broadway and Henry Street wave him down. They asked S«t. Williams if he had some jumper cables to help them wi Hu'ir 19U7 i'.uiek Hivicra started. Williams suid he didn't have any. At this point an off-duty policeman C'pl. Carl Logan, was passing and stopped. He, too; did not have any jumper cables. Then, as Williams checked the license plate of the disabled car, he realized he'd taken the number down earlier in a St. Louis state police broadcast. Williams summoned a couple of more police cars and the officers ordered the occupants of the car outside. By tliis time two of the six occupants had started walking away from the vehicle, but were told to wait. During the search Williams and the other arresting officers found a loaded .38- caliber revolver in the glove compartment. As officers were taking the six to police headquarters Miss Steed told officers that sho a!s,i had a car parked d o w n t o w n . When police checked her 19(51 model vehicle they said they found a sec.mU revolver in the back seat of that car. Both handguns were brought to police headquarters and both cars were impounded. Alton police later this morning said they were awaiting warrants from St. Louis County authorities. Officials at St. Louis County Police Department headquarters in Clayton, Mo., told the Telegraph that they were planning to extradite the six today. Mem is robbed twice same night A Hartford man reported being robbed twice in Alton Saturday night, the first robber taking his cash and another man later taking his wrist watch and car keys. Leonard Fulks of 118 W. Cherry St., in Hartford, told police that he gave a woman a ride from Hartford to the Happy Hour Tavern, 811 Highland St. in Alton. Fulks said that within a couple of minutes after they entered the ta\crn the woman disappeared, and after drinking a couple of beers Fulks left. As he walked away from the tavern, Fulks said he was approached by a man, whom, indicating he had a weapon, told Fulks to hand over his money. Fulks gave him $12. Then a second man told Fulks he would get him out of there, away from a crowd that Fulks said was forming. After he and Fulks left in Fulks' car the man told Fulks he would kill him if he didn't hand over his wrist watch and car keys. After that Fulks ran to a house when; he called police. Mother turns her son in as suspect An 18-year-old Wood River youth was arrested Sunday following a tip from the youth's mother that her son had come home with a variety of items in his auto that she suspected were stolen. Charged with theft under $150 was Hobby L. Cox, of 161 K. Jennings, who police said is suspected of taking a trolling motor battery and other items from the garage of Farien Odell of 139 Kula, Wood Hiver. Although the tip from Cox's mother came before the theft report, police searched the youths auto and found the battery, some oil and minor ear parts. No arrest was made at that time. After Odell notified police of the items missing from his garage, police went back to Cox's house and made the arrest. He was lodged in the Wood Kiver jail. that the House has already passed one version of revenue sharing but said the measure has been amended drastically by the Senate. The House, on Aug. 18, passed a resolution which adds $1 billion to an already existing $5.3 billion appropriation ticketed for local governments throughout the nation. The House version, though, restricted the funds to three categories: fire and police; environment; and rapid transit, Mallory said. The Senate version removes the restrictions, however, Mallory said, and would let local governments spend the money as they see fit. The Senate bill is expected to be passed this week, an aide to Mills told Mallory It will then go to a conference committee where differences between the House and Senate versions will be worked out, Mallory said. The compromise version will then be returned to both houses for passage and sent to the president for signature, Mallory said he was told. Mallory said the aide to Mills told him that th» revenue sharing measure is expected to pass this sessioa of Congress. "However, it will have to be seen whether or not the restrictions will be imposed or not," Mallory said, quoting the Mills aide. Madison County, like other taxing districts, is in a financial squeeze this year and is seeking revenue sources in the face of losing $1.4 million in service charges assessed for tax collection costs. The legality of the service charge is pending in the courts and county planners are not counting on a favorable court decision. County Board Chairman Nelson Hagnauer told the Telegraph "we are going to (See Page 2, Col. 5) House panel oks big defense bill, By JIM ADAMS WASHINGTON (AP) — The biggest defense bin since World War II was approved by the House Appropriations Committee today: $74.6 billion, including most of President Nixon's request for more Indochina war money. The record bill was cut $4 billion from the President's requests, including a $450- million cut of his $2.8-billion funding request for increased U.S. war operations in Indochina. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday. The committee approved all $933.5 million asked for more bombs and ammunition in the wake of Hanoi's invasion of South Vietnam and U.S. bombing and mining of North V i e t n a m — p 1 u s 139 jet fighters, 60 combat helicopters and other hardware. But the committee rejected dozens of other planes and hundreds of tanks and trucks requested for the war, saying the military had not proved sufficient urgency. The ?2.3-bi!lion request was to cover newly intensified U.S. war operations through Sept. 30. Secretary of Deefnse Melvin R. Laird has told Congress the extra cost could go to $5 billion if U.S. operations continue at the present level through the end of the year. In other major action on the bill, the committee: —Scrubbed military plans to attract more volunteers by turning KP and other chores over to civilian employes. The committee rejected $125 million for the program and recommended it be phased out by next April 30 in all services. —Granted President Nixon's request for full funding of the long-range missile-firing Trident submarine and advanced Bl bomber to keep U.S. n u c 1 e a r - s t r i k e forces modernized while seeking further U.S.-Soviet arms limitation. —Cut the Air Force request to buy 30 of its new swing- wing F15 jet fighters to 15 until questions about the weight and performance specifications of the engine are dispelled. The committee attributed its $101-million cut from the $426.1-million F15 request to caution, not lack of confidence in the plane. Non-resident use of Hayner library desision Tuesday Alton Hayner Library officials Tuesday night wffi make a decision on whether to allow non-Alton residents to use the library on a fee basis after a vote Aug. 22 which defeated a proposal to anner Godfrey and Foster Townships to the library district. Along with the proposal, a grant of $94,600 to provide free service to some nonresidents has disappeared. One grant of $94,600 already received will be used up Sept. 30, and the service to nonresidents it was used for will expire on that date. The other grant could have been received if the annexation proposal had passed, but now the district is not eligible for it. Hayner Librarian Andrew Stimson said this morning that he supposed the fee to non-residents, if approved, would be equal to the cost of the library to Alton residents. Since the defeat of the proposal, the library has had to make small layoffs in temporary personnel, Stimson said, but the library is affected only as far as providing service to non-Alton residents. Blasts terrorism U.S. Ambassador George Bush delivers speech In New York before special sessioti oi the U.N. Security Couucil Sunday iu which he blasted states that "harbor aud give succor to terrorists." (A* Wirephoto)

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