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"Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1972 bvern jabs at wheat selling aking Nixon officials jittery WASHINGTON (AP) Some officials in the Nixon administration are showing edginess over accusations by Sen. George McGovern that Some farmers lost money by Selling wheat before Uie grain sales to the Soviet Union forced the market up in late July. Even Secretary of Agriculture Earl L. Butz, who called allegations by McGovern a "bald-faced lie" and asked for a retraction, admitted Monday in a news conference that some wheat producers Were shortchanged. McGovern and other critics claim farmers in the Southern area harvested and sold their wheat for lower prices before the markets responded to the bjg sales to the Soviets. The National Association of Wheat Growers, among the latest to join the criticism, -asked Bute on Monday to take administrative action for making up what the group sees as a price inequity. Bute ,was particularly disturb e d over McGovern's allegations that he and some Other administration officials negotiated the Soviet wheat sales in sr.wet last April in Moscow and then withheld the information until July when it was too lale for the early harvested wheat to be sold on rising markets. "Farmers didn't lose money because of early sales," Butz countered a! his MOWS conference here. "They just didn't make Ihe additional money they might have marie." Bul7 wenl on (o admit, however, that McGovern was ''partially correct" in claiming g o v e r n in e n t payments to some wheat growers would be (rimmed I'M..; \ear. Those involve a formula which provides payments lo wheat farmers for making up the difference between the July 1 parity price and (he average on the cash market for five months, July through November. McGovern, joined by some farm organizations such as the Wheat Growers and the National Farmers Union, says the formula will mean a reduction in wheat payments because of the rise in July- November market price. Madison County board terminates contract of Meyer, tax agent EDWAKDSVILLK - The often-stormy relat.ion.ship between Madison County's special lax agent and public officials came to an end here today when the county board by a near unanimous vole terminated the contract of Paul Meyer. As special agent, Meyer and his assistant. John Broderick, have recovered hundreds of thousands in back taxes for the county, while earning over $100,00(1. The contract will be of- ficially terminated within 30 days after State's Attorney H. W. Griffi.h gives Meyer notification of the board's decision. At the .same time, it w a s learned today that the court h a s dismissed Meyer's petition for a (ax deed on the controversial Lumaghi mine property in Collinsville which some call a "goldmine" because of its potentially r e c o v c r a b 1 e coal waste. Others describe as a "worthless black elephant." L-C board wants to connect to Godfrey's sewer system By DENNIS McMURRAY Telegraph Staff Writer The Lewis & Clark Community College board, under pressure from the Illinois Pollution Control Board to upgrade the school's sewage treatment, decided Monday night to begin negotiations immediately with the Godfrey Utility Board to seek a college connection with the Godfrey sewer system. It is uncertain, though, whether the plan will be accepted toy the pollution board, because the college has already been turned down once — in November, 1971, on a request to tie in with the Godfrey system. The pollution hoard rejected the request because they regard the Godfrey sewage lagoons as overloaded and have banned new connections until the system is upgraded. The college has until Sept, 29, to file a new petition with the pollution board. If it does not satisfy the pollution board that it is taking acceptable steps in bringing the college treatment system into conformance with state standards, it could face possible fines and penalties. Bluepriiits for a sewer line connecting the college with the Godfrey system have already been completed but the college has never entered into any agreement with the Godfrey board. A report by engineers Sheppard, Morgan and Sen- waafo confirmed a belief by the college board that tapping onto the Godfrey system would be cheaper than either expanding the college's own treatment plant or building a new one. The college's treatment facility, built in 1961, already does not meet present chlorination requirements, and will not meet tougher water quality standards that go into effect Dec. 31, 1973. The board Monday night authorized immediate construction necessary to meet the chlorination requirements, at a cost of $3,OCO-$4,000, estimated by Sheppard. But the college and the Godfrey Board also must present the state pollution board with a timetable showing how they will be able to meet the standards taking effect Dec. 31, 1973. Lewis & Clark board attorney Tom Holland said the ability of Godfrey to gets its sewage improvement plans implemented would determine how the pollution board would react to the college's tap-on request. Holland added that an Illinois assistant attorney general who is assigned to the pollution board told Holland he thought any petition by Lewis & Clark that did not include plans to build its own plant wou'.d be denied because Godfrey had not yet solved its problems. Negotiations with the Godfrey board may snarl over how much of the cost of the sewer connection, estimated at S44.700, would have to be paid by the college. Since the connection would probably take in other property such as North Junior High and the Belmont Village subdivision (each with its own primary treatment now), Lewis & Clark board members Monday night argued the college should be reimbursed for part of construction costs. A completely new plant to meet a peak project enrollment in 1980-81 would cost about $48,900, Sheppard estimated. But he added that it would cost another $10,200 in annual operating costs. If the college built its own plant, though, it could be faced with continued construction costs if the standards became increasingly tougher. Sheppard pointed out that the present plant met state standards when it was built in 1961. Sheppard estimated annual fees if the college was able to connect with the Godfrey system, at about $2,500 a year with present usage, up to $6,794 a year with peak usage. The board concluded a lengthy discussion of the sewer problem Monday night with a resolution authorizing its attorney, engineer, and staff "to go the necessary lengths to get us the best favorable ruling" from the pollution board. The college will ask the pollution board to allow it to continue using its present sewage treatment plant, with t h e added chlorination treatment, until it can tap on to the Godfrey system Wittmond Hotel employe fined $100 HARDIN — An employe of the Wittmond Hotel at Brussels was fined $100 and costs on each of two counts of selling liquor to a minor and a similar charge against Carl Wittmond was dismissed in circuit court Monday. Jane Stewart drew the penalty after a demand for S jury trial was withdrawn and the negotiated plea accepted by the court. Two |f you (ail to receive your Telegraph by 5:30 p.m. phone 465-6641 before 6 p.m. and your will be delivered. similar counts against her were dismissed. The charges stem from an Aug. 24 incident in which several Calhoun County teenagers including a juvenile alleged that they had boon served liquor at Wittmond's place of business. The complaining witness against Wittmond failed to ap|>ear in court. Any further action stemming from the conviction is left up to the liquor commissioner of Brussels. He cuuld not be reached today for comment. Meanwhile, a hearing \vill be held by county commission chairman Steve Fortschneider into alleged selling of liquor to minors at Bim's Place in rural Calhuun County. Alton Evening Telegraph id Daily by Alton Telegraph Printing Company PAUL a. COUSLEY President, General Manager. STEPHEN A. COUSLEY Editor ft Assistant to toe Publisher **^WCHAHD A COUfiLEY. »14enl and Cla»»!fied Mgr LOW INTEREST AND LOW, LOW CLOSING COSTS! HOME LOANS! INTEREST ON 80% OR LESS OF APPRAISED VALUATION 81 to 89% 71% Financing 80% to 96% 7J% Financing F.H.A. and Conventional, Insured Lomu fltio* Sa»yfaa* W \> • PHONE 465-4483 • 62(1 tASl THIRD ST. • ALTON __-rED PRESS _ Preai i* excliwiv«iy UM of publication of paictxM creditad to tbi* local n*w* pub and MUaourl M «3 nwwti. In LEWIS & CLARK LIBRARY SYSTEM INVITES YOU TO AN OPEN HOUSE TO HONOUR PAST MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND TO VISIT THE SYSTEM'S FACILITIES SUNDAY, THE SEVENTEENTH OF SEPTEMBER FROM TWO-THIRTY UNTIL FOUR-THIRTY ON GOSHEN ROAD OFF HIGHWAY 159 EDWARD5VILLE. ILLINOIS Meyer, as tax agent for Hie county, had petitioned for the deed bcca'ise the owners of the abandoned mine had permitted back (axes lo build to over $100,000. The owners, Heather-Glynn, Ltd., a firm of Belleville lawyer s , had challenged Meyer's role as county tax agent, saying in motions to the court that the role is illegal and that Meyer had no right as county tax agent to slake a claim to it. Monday, the court agreed, dismissing the petition of Meyer for the tax deed. While the issue was pending in the courts, Meyer moved to claim the property on his own, in anticipating an unfavorable decision from the courts on his role a.s county agent. The sticky Lumaghi mine legal problem will now be taken over by the county. Gilbert Killinger, a staunch opponent of the Meyer plan, promised ;>. new plan for handling the problem. K i 1 I i n i: e r , Collinsville Township supervisor and a member of the county board and who heads the lax committee, said he will call a meeting sometime in October to grapple with how to handle the Lumaghi mine dilemma and a way for the county to go into the delinquent real estate tax collection business. Killinger told the Telegraph the county now has a successful program for the collection of delinquent personal property taxes. Undecided voter Richard J. Johnson, 43-year-old Chicago area credit manager, picked as a typical "middle American" for a study of voting behavior, says he still doesn't know how he will vote alter a rare, inside view of Sen. George McGovern's presidential campaign. Johnson was picked by the Public Broadcasting Corp.'s National Public Affairs Center for Television PACT for a year-long study. (AP Wirephoto) Nixon strategy is rapping Congress By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon gathers his Cabinet and Republican House and Senate leaders today for a political strategy session certain to center on his moves to make the Democratic - controlled Congress a campaign issue—a la Harry Truman. A White House spokesman said the breakfast meeting in the state dining room would discuss pending legislative matters. He left unsaid what Nfxon is saying frequently nowadays: that too many of the administration's proposals have been pending before Congress for too long. 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"It will be a real issue in this campaign, the fact that the Congress has not acted on revenue sharing and on government reorganization and on health and welfare." A week ago, he took Congress to task for failing to act on his suggestions for bettering the environment. He declared: "The members of the Senate and House IDIAL-A-DEVOTION 466-6217 24 HOURS A DAY IT PAYS TO SHOP AT ""BROADWAY & MAIN PRODUCE MARKET 2530 E. Broadway, Alton NO. l RED POTATOES 20 £,'1.00 New White ONIONS ....5 b ' ab2 590 Large Freestone PEACHES 3 lbs $ 1 White Seedless GRAPES ...„ . 3 lbs $ 1 READY TO EAf CANTALOUPES 3 for$ 1.00 DAMSON PLUMS ON SALE I We Accept Food Coupons are simply not keeping pace with the concern of citizens throughout the nation for positive action." Such words have irked Democratic congressional chiefs. J & A Springman CHAIN LINK FENCING Goctlrey, III. Ph. <bii-3Ml TOP BRANDS! TOP BUYS! TOP VALUE STAMPS, TOO! 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M.OQO $12.00, plus materials 10 Welding ............. s-106 $3u.OO* Woodwork and Home Repair ...... S-112 12.00, plus materials TUEjDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 7;00 p.m. Office .Machines ---- JW-104 510.00. plus materials 15 Pattern Fitting ...... M-.'OO $12,00, plus materials 10 Educational Development ...... M-0;U 525.00* 13 <GED> IT & TH) Metal Trades Blueprint Reading . S-201 510.00, plus materials 10 THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 21. 7:00 P.M. Refresher Shorthand M-102 $10.00, plus book 15 Shorthand I ........ M-103 $10.00, plus book 15 Adult Driver Eduction ........ M-116 $50.00' 10 Intermediate Sewing . M-200 512,00, plus materials 10 Machine Shop Practice ........... S-102 $20.00' 15 An (») indicates the courses for which materials are furnished. — Twelve ktudenU are needed to open a claw not UUed _ 2544*71 t»». 14 254-2077 after 7:00 p.m. regular 2.99 T-SHIRT colorful stripes wash, hang dry DOWNTOWN ALTON. ILLINOIS Phone 462-9751 Open Daily 9 to 5 • Men. & Fri. 9 to 9 Pork Free Downtown • We validate House panel deplores emergency medical aid By CARL C. CRAFT WASHINGTON (AP) - A congressional committee, trying to speed a $255-million program for the aid of acc i d e n t victims, says America's emergency- medical-care system is a confused disaster area. "Hairdressers are almost univerally licensed," says Rep. Paul G. Roger, D-Fla., chairman of the House public health' subcommittee, "but ambulance operators, drivers and attendants often meet no other requirements than having a chauffeur's license or minimal first-aid training." More than 100,000 Americans per year "die unnecessarily ... because of deficiencies i n medical- emergency services," Rogers says, yet there is a lack of federal priority for efforts to "close the gap of time which now separates vitcims from adequate medical treatment." The House is due to vote soon on the Rogers subcommittee's plan to upgrade the nation's .system of emergency medical care. The Nixon administration argued against the legislation, saying current federal programs offer a responsible U.S. role "in support of activities which properly are the primary responsibility of state and local govenments." The comprehensive program includes the award of $8 million in contracts for projects in five areas of the nation. But the committee-approved legislation would boost authority for federal help, step up planning and coordination, spur development of emergency programs within, communities, and create a grant system for research and training. While more than 90 per cent of acute-care hospitals maintain emergency rooms to comply with national hospital standards, the committee said, "only 10 per cent of these are equipped to handle all medical and surgical emergencies ... and only 17 per cent of these hospitals have 24-hour physician staffing. "Outside of the emergency room, the situation was found to be no better and probably worse." Five per cent of the nation's ambulance personnel have had no training, and up to 33 per cent have had nothing more than basic first- aid courses, the committee said. "It's not all that uncommon for a seriously ill patient to be picked up by a garage mechanic or a funeral-home worker and placed into the back of a station wagon equipped with only a first-aid kit and .splints." Sears In Downtown Alton for 5 days only in 8x10 PORTRAIT IMPERIAL COLOR the entire portrait photograph is completed in gorgeous color! Your child's portrait made with Eastman "PROFESSIONAL" Ektacolor Film and materials and our all new DYNAMIC COLOR background assures you full color fidelity and breathtaking realism never before possible. You must see this value to believe it! "HAVE PORTRAITS MADE NOW TO INSURECHmSTMAS DELIVERY" Plus 500 Handling and Delivery CHOOSE FROM FINISHED PORTRAITS-NOT PROOFS! 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