Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 13, 1972 · Page 33
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 33

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£It8ft Svailng Telegraph Wednesday, Sept. 13,1972 Friendly visit President Nixon and Walter Hickel, Tuesday in the chief executives office at former Secretary of the Interior, chat the White House. (AP Wirephoto) SIU presidents named to statewide board to direct statewide computer CHICAGO — John S. Rendleman, president of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and David R. Derge, SlU-Carbondale president, were named Tuesday to the board of directors of the Illinois Educational Consortium for Computer Services. Their appointments were approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education at the board's monthly meeting in the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. Rendleman and Derge will serve with nine other board members in ^creating a statewide computer system to service colleges and universities. "The purpose of the corporation will be to advance the development and use of computer technology and information systems ... as a means of management and a more effective education," James Holderman, B1IE executive director, told the BHE Tuesday. The consortium is authorized to own equipment, charge for its use and "fur- n i s h and charge for developmental, productive, consultative and coordinated services to subscribing institutions." Holderman said. Both Derge and Rendleman's appointments to the state board must be approved by the SIU board of trustees. Some trustees have urged the board to include James Brown, SIU chief of board staff, on the board of directors. Derge recently dismissed this idea, saying it was his understanding the computer board would include "operational personnel" only. Other members of the computer board are Ben L. Morton and Jerome M. Sachs of the board of governors; Franklin G. Matsler and Richard J. Nelson of the board of regents; John E. Corbally Jr. and Ronald W. Brady of the University of Illirtois; David F. Nyman, BHlt; Richard Fox, Junior Collbge Board and Martin G. Abegg representing Illinois private colleges and universities. Girl fractures skull in fall from pickup truck A 16-year-old girl who fell from the back of a pickup truck driven by her father Monday night, has been transferred to St. Luke'?; Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of a skull fracture. Pamela Crane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Crane Jr., 46, of 3825 Omega St., fell from the truck, according to police, at Union and Central Streets as the truck was turning the corner. The girl was first taken to St. Joseph's Hospital and later was transferred to St. Luke's where her condition today was described as "good" by hospital officials. In other news a 29-year-old Alton man, who had multiple stab wounds was found lying on a curbing at 1814 Market St. Tuesday night. Avon Rhea of 2206 Locust St., told police that he had just left the 10th & Belie Tavern when he was followed outside by a man and woman who both drew knives. Rhea said that when he iurned to walk to his car he was stabbed in the back. Police said that in addition to some one-inch deep stab wounds to his back Rhea also had scratch like wounds to his chest. ' After he was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital Rhea refused medical . treatment an<J he also refused to sign warrants against the man and wdman believed to have stubbed him. Dr. David Mclntyre, former project director at the University of Illinois, will serve as president and chief operational officer of the organization. In other business Tuesday, the BHE approved a new state capital project priority listing that moves two SIUE classroom building projects to first and fourth among 14 projects. The buildings, a $7.7 million business division office and classroom and a $6.5 million education classroom, moved up from third and eighth in the previous listings. Funds for both projects were released two weeks ago by Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. Carrollton public works employes ask for pay hike CARROLLTON • works employes here Tuesday night asked the city council fojr a raise to $500 a month and claimed they are now do|ing more work including tap-ons for water and sewer liijies. Roy Goans speaking for the employes, said he thought city employes should get more money than police and claimed they do more work. But Mayor Louis Ballard indicated that a part of police salaries were a result of the ri^ks they take and that part otj their salary has to go for maintaining their uniforms. Three of the four public L J Public works now and Campaign Edward F. Cox, President Nixon's son-in-law, inspect« the head on an elepliant costume worn by a COP campaign worker wiu'h on a campaign tour in H&rriftburgj Pa. (or re-election oi lus iather-in-kw. (AJ» employes are making $470 a month, alderman John Gillingham said they have received two raises in the last two months. The other employe is getting $425 a month. Goans asked, "What if we bring the union in?" "They have a union in Jerseyville and they're getting 84.10 an hour," he added. B a 11 a r d answered that Carrollton employes would probably put themselves out of a job since the city could never give them $4.10 an hour. The council agreed that the four employes, Goans, Charles Henson, Dave Worthey and Paul Garrison, were doing good work; but they a'so agreed not to give them a raise. In other business, the cnunci! approved contracts for lights in the city park«. Low bids accepted were $1.997 for purchase and installation of poles from Rural Electric Association and ?11,358 for lights from Bill's Electric of Carroll) on. Slerpo tapes, records stolen Stereo tapes and records were stolen from the car of John Davis. 547 Whitelaw Ave. in Wood River, while the car was parked in his garage Tuesday nicht. Davis told p>lu-e eight lanes. valuM ;<t $45. and two re"or;Is. valued at $H. were ta'--en. In another nolve matter. Mr-rion C. Gsk'enf-r 2 J , of 109 Abbot! St. in Kethaito. was charged with making an improper leit turn after his car i-n'lideri with another on Rte. Ill at Harmon Street :n \V "id River Tuesday af- li.-rn-.ion. (-•il'-envr \\;is h'.-.iJed north at the linn-. ::!:(] n-pon-.-dh tuiTH-d ill front of a iar driven by Vivian I). Hodye. 36. ol 1 86 Cottage A\e. in Cottage Hills. Jersey settles with Webber over sewer tap-ons JERSEYVILLK - The city council Tuesday night, settled a two-year-old dispute over a $2,545.30 hill sent to the Webber Bros, building firm for repair to a street which caved in after the Webbers had made sewer tap-ons. The Webber firm agreed to reimburse the city $750 and the city accepted. Through their attorney John W. Suckles, the Webbers contended that they were never notified that, there was a problem with the tap-on and had no opportunity lo make the repair themselves. They offered to nay $500 which was the amount they estimated they could have made the repair for had they been given an opportunity to do so. They also stated that they had been forced to dig 17 feet to make two connections to the main sewer line when it would have been more feasible to make the connection at the manhole. Water and sewer department personnel confirmed that, Iho water and sewer board authorized the connection to the main sewer ignoring recommendations that the tap-on be made at the manhole. The Webbers said that former water and sewer board members Robert House and Wilbur Bean had insisted that the tap-on be done in this manner "because it was against the law to tap-on at the manhole." The tap on was okayed by the inspector Webbers said. They also alleged that no effort wa<; made to salvage the gravel fill they had put in with the gravel spread on the properly of Dr. Albert Van Wahleghan. With the council attempting to recover 'he $961 for rental of backhnes used, the compromise figure of $750 to be paid by the Webbers also included the stipulation that refunds due the Webbers on other unrelated tap-ons which had been he!d by the water and sewer department for two years be made together with interest at 5i/ 2 per cent from the date that the refunds were due. Also approved was the return of Mike Cunningham to his former assignment to the water department from which he had been transferred to the sewer department by two members of the water and sewer board without consultation with department heads and without regard for Cunningham's seniority rights. The council decided to try one more time to come to an agreement with Lawrence Crone for an easement to construct a waterway on a portion of his property before taking further action. The proposal presented included a five-year expiration which was unacceptable. Whereupon commissioner Clarence Egelhoff observed "if we put enough pipes under that street to get the water over there it'll dig its own ditch." The area becomes flooded in periods of heavy rainfall and runs through the home of one resident C o n t r a c t between Northmoor Development Company together a checks to Youth held cover the share of repairing streets was accepted by the council with beginning of work contingent on the residents coming up with their one third share of the cost as agreed previously. The lone bid of Jersey County Construction Co. at $5,024 for concrete work on the alley behind the Jacoby Furniture Store wa.s accepted. Closing of a portion of the street in front of the East Elementa.y School between 8 a.m. and 4 a.m. was okayed as recommended by Police Chief Herman Blackorby. Engineering contract with Watwood & Pylc for water and sewer improvements and seeking of a federal grant was okayed with the engineers instructed to include in the plans the area near the Crone home. Commissioners Egelhoff and Lloyd Monroe were nominated to represent the city on the area wide soldiers memorial committee. A call for bids on a new truck for the street department war, authorized. Also approved was repair of the billing machine in the water department office. Quotation of bulk water rates for the New Jersey County Water Department were set for a special meeting Monday night. Leigh defends Lambert Field safety record ST. LOUIS (AP) - The safety record at Lambert-St. Louis Intel-national Airport is "one of the best, if not the best, in the nation," said David Leigh, Airport Commission chairman, during a news conference Tuesday. Leigh was using the facility's safety record to defend Lambert against statements made earlier about possible hazards at the facility. W. T. Alford of Dallas, a member of the Air Line Pilots Association, had said Monday that improvements were needed at the airport to eliminate "the risk to the air traveling public." In answering the charges, Leigh said, Lambert meets all the safety criteria established by the Federal Aviation Administration. The formation of a citizens' committee composed of prominent St. Louis businessmen who hope to retain Lambert was announced Tuesday. August A. Busch Jr., chief executive officer of Anheuser- Busch Inc., the world's largest brewery, will chair the committee. "We are dedicated to its (Lambert's) immediate and future growth and expansion," Busch said. The committee hopes to turn out as many votes as possible against a proposal to construct a new St. Louis area airport near Waterloo, 111., about 20 miles southeast of St. Louis. The Illinois site is supported by A. J. Cervantes, mayor of St. Louis, and Illinois Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. Zippy zips along /ipp.V, a 4-year-old Labrador retriever, is part of the water-skiing set in the Balchvinsville, N.Y. area Jienr Syracuse, thanks to her specially built towing platform. The dog, owned by the Ronald Landers family, likes nothing better than to swim or jump to the platform for a zip along the Seneca River, but she's also fond of hitching rides on snowmobiles and farm tractors, too. (AP Wirephoto) McGovern says lie's gaining in his bid to oust Nixon on forgery Area students charge qualify for scholarships JERSEVVILLE — A 19- year-old Jerseyville youth is held in Jersey County jail in lieu of 815,000 bond on three counts of forgery stemming from three separate incidents in early July. Darreld Lee Smith allegedly forged signatures of three persons on checks he cashed at the State Bank of Jerseyville. The first check, dated July 3 written on the Bank of Calhoun was for $75 and bore what was purported to be the .sign.a'.un.' of .laincs Howard. The see md incident involved a $75 chejk dated July t> on a Jersey Sate Bank counter check payable to William B. Davis and was supposed to be the .-signature pi Ei-ne^t Hcllmeyer. The third chock dated July 7. u js al>o drauti for $75 on the Jersey State B^nk to Jim Hward and was alleged'\ M-neJ by Jeff Kallal. All three diecki were cashed at the Slate Bank oi Jerseyville. Semifinalists in the 1973 National Merit Scholarship program have been announced. Area students that qualified are Richard L. Shory, a student at Marquette High School, Alton; Wayne G. Strubinger, a Bunker Hill High School student and Andrea K. Harmin, Karen M. Heinemeier. Joel P. King, Michael J. Lambert, John Q. Walker and Terry L. Wilton, all students at Edwardsville High School. $en, Percy to lecture ANNAPOLIS. Md. (AP) Sen. Charles H. Percy'of Illinois will deliver the first of the U.S. Naval Academy's 1972-73 Forrestal lecture series in the Halsey field house Sept. 20. By GREGG HERRINGTON Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) - With Sen. Edward M. Kennedv at his side and his most hectic day of campaigning just completed, George McGovern said he has turned the corner and is climbing in his bid to replace Richard Nixon in the White House. Despite the Pesident's efforts to wind down the war in Southeast Asia, McGovern said Tuesday night, "I continue to be amazed at how strong the reaction is against the war ... It remains a dominant worry to people everywhere." McGovern and Kennedy were scheduled to address rallies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia today following Tuesday's grueling five-city, 16-hour schedule. The day, said McGovern, was the most hectic so far in the campaign "but the most productive, too, and one of the most satisfying." He talked with newsmen before boarding his plane jet for the flight from Cleveland to Pittsburgh. "Sen. Kennedy was just observing that ordinarily you don't see crowds of that magnitude and enthusiasm this early in the campaign," McGovern said. "So I think it's a good sign. I kind of have the feeling that we're turning the corner in the last few days and are on the way up." The South Dakotan and his Heavy rains hit northern part of state (By the Associated Press) Heavy rains swamped sections of northern Illinois today and thunderstorms were forecast for most of the state. One man was killed in a weather-connected accident. The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings for Me-Henry and Lake counties and for parts of Kane, Du Page and Cook Counties. More than 2 inches of rain innundated Rockford in the early morning and an inch or more was common in the northeastern corner of the state. The fatal accident took the life of Richard P. Gaylor, 38, of Ingleside, a telephone cable repairman who was trapped in a cave-in. A spokesman for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. said Gaylor and four other persons were reparing cable damaged by the rains at Fox Lake when the excavation he was working in collapsed, burying him up to his chest. It was five hours before rescue workers could remove Gaylor from the rain-soaked pit, and he was pronounced dead when he arrived at the hospital. Massachusetts colleague started the day in Minneapolis and, before it ended, they had appeared in person before, more people than McGovern has in any other single day in his campaign. According to newsmen's estimates, McGovern and Kennedy spoke to as many as 40,000 in downtown Chicago during the noon hour, 10,00015,000 in Detroit's Kennedy Square in late afternoon, and about 7,000-8,000 in the Cleveland Arena Tuesday night. The format has been the same in every city. Kennedy delivers a rousing, 10-m ! .Hii<e attack on the Nixon ar'minis- t r a t i o n , then introduces McGovern. The Massachusetts senator usually reminds autlien :es that his brother, the tote President John F. Kennedy, "came from behind" in h;s 1960 campaign to beat then- Vice President Nixon. He predicts McGovern will do 'ihe same this year. To help insure that, the applause for himself does not overshadow the reception for the m o r e -'s o f t s p o k c n McGovern, Kennedy often interrupts the cheers as he did in Cleveland when he asked the predominantly young and cheering crowd to "save it for our candidate." Another fixture at the MrGovorn-Kcnnedy r alii c s seems to be the passing of the hat—or bucket. McGovern usually asks the audience to contribute 'J."> cents, $1 or $2;i, "whatever you feel you can give" to the campaign. Nixon's Texas ally, Democrat John t'onnally and his "oil billionaire friends" arc not supporting the Democratic ticket, McGovern likes to tell audiences. Consequently, McGovern says, he must rely on "average working people" to finance the campaign. Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley Tuesday displayed his strongest show of support for McGovern since the campaign started. He appeared with McGovern and Kennedy at the rally and in an earlier open meeting of the Cook County Democratic Central Committee which turned out to be little more than a show of party unity. McGovern told the Chicago street rally that Daley is "the great mayor of a great city who has proved that a city can be made to work in modern-day America." In a statement for his Philadelphia rally Wednesday, McGovern said the Nixon administration had tried to "milk all the politics it can got" out of planning the nation's 200th anniversary celebration in l!)7li. Nixon discusses domestic matters llis tOf) aides By GAYLORDSHAW THURMONT, Md. (AP) As his campaign organization prepares a push to enlist disenchanted Democrats, President Nixon confers with White House aides at Camp David today on a range of domestic matters—including politics. There were indications Nixon also would entertain Republican leaders and big campaign contributors with a dinner tonight at the mountaintop retreat. White House spokesmen said the dinner was "a possibility," but plans had not been completed when Nixon flew by helicopter Tuesday night to the Catoctin Mountain compound. The President was accompanied by White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, and other advisers were expected to join him today. Before leaving the White House, Nixon held a series of private political sessions with groups ranging from Cabinet officers to state campaign chairmen. First, there was ,a three hour breakfast with 39 guests, including such diverse advisers as Secretary of State P. Rogers and c a m p a i g n director Clark MacGregor. -MacGregor told the groin in the State Dining Room of Plans to send thousands of volunteers into the field Saturday to register new voters and conduct a canvass to identify Nixon supporters Special targets of the effort are Democrats unhappy over their party's nomination of George McGovern. The morning meeting was followed by a noon-time Oval Office chat with Walter J. Hickel, the former Alaska governor fired by Nixon a* Interior secretary two years ago. Aides said Nixon wanted Hickel's views on the campaign. Then, there was a late- afternoon reception for 200 Republican national corn- mi 11 e e m e n and comm 111 e e w o m e n . state Republican chairmen and state re-election campaign chairmen. Meanwhile, the White House confirmed Nixon plans a Texas trip Sept. 22 lo visit the ranch of former Treasury Secretary John B. t'onnally, who now heads the Democrats-for-Nixon organization.

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