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PAGE A*2 ALfON EVENING ., r> . ; ,. . , ..- ,,, . . . _^ ;.f|rg -ir| : Reagan bays lie line C7 */ Convention Candidate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS California Gov. Ronald Reagan says he'll be a Republican presidential contender at the GOP national convention but hot before—and Mississippi delegates appear headed for another seating battle at the Democratic convention. "1 intend to be placed In nom- inatior. by the California delegation," Reagan told a news conference Tuesday, "and if at that time the convention wishes to consider me a candidate, the convention can do so." He said his comment last week that he might abandon his favorite son presidential role if the convention appeared committed in advance to someone else was made to questioning that was "hypothetical and a little silly." "1 believe it is an open convention," Reagan said. "I don't believe it is tied up." Delegation 'Railroaded' Mississippi Democratic "loyalist" and civil rights forces hedged Tuesday to challenge he state's predominantly white delegation at the national convention—after a state convex tion they charged was "rail roaded" by Gov. John Bell Williams' states rights forces. The Mississippi delegation was challenged at the 1964 con vention by the Mississippi Free dom Democratic Party and walked out when the convention decreed delegations must be representative of state popula tion. Mississippi's population is 40 per cent Negro. Williams, regarded a backer of. third party candidate George Jersey Commission Awarded Extra Grant for Industry v ':.••••• V By ART THOMASON Telegraph Staff Writer JERSEYVILLE — The federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) Tuesday expanded this community's potential industrial development bargaining power by granting $24,510 to the Jersey Industrial Development Commission for an. unofficially termed "test program." The grant, approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce will inorpase the budget of the industrial development effort here and expand a community program to land industry here into a countywide project, but it will not replace the "36 Club/' a group created to unit the community to push for industrial development. '' "Beciuse J.I.D.C. has receiv- Heavy JJ.S; Raids On North Continue SAIGON (AP) — U.S. fighter- bombers pounded ' North Vietnam's southern panhandle Tuesday with'the largest ."number of raids in two months .while the big B52 strategic bomber's kept up the heaviest .saturation pounding given the demilitarized zone area in the war. Allied ground troops also were busy below the northern frontier Spence Olin Named as Nixon Aide NEW YORK (AP)—Repubbli- can Richard M. Nixon named Tuesday a group of American top financiers and industrialists, including Spencer T. Olin, who have agreed to advise him during the 1968 campaign and after, if he is elected. Four Illinois industrialists were in the group. Olin, director, Olin Mathieson Chemical Corp., East Alton, was among four men appointed. Others were: Donald B. Lowrie, chairman, The Quaker Oats Co., Clement Stone, president, Combined Insurance Co. of America, and A. Thomas Taylor, chairman, International Packers, Ltd., all Chicago. Nixon said he gave the new committee what he termed a major statement on the economic future of the United States. He said he plans to issue it publicly later this week. and; reported they killed 155 of the., enemy in clashes: in South Vietnam's northernmost prov- V Along with the record air activity, U.S. headquarters announced the loss of two-••Air Force fighter-bombers over North Vietnam and a light Army, reconnaissance plane and a big Marine helicopter over South Vietnam. Saved After 23 Hours One of the pilots shot down in North Vietnam, Lt. Col. Jack Modica, .44, of Birmingham, Ala;, spent 23 hours .in Ahe jungle and was pulled to safety by a "Jolly Green Giant" helicopter as.enemy troops were closing in on him. The second fighter-bomber was shot down during the search for Modica and its pilot is missing. It was the 860th American plane that the U.S: command has reported lost in the North. Godfrey Utility Board to Get Federal Grant Congressman George E. Shipley today announced the Godfrey Township Utility Board has been offered a grant of $115,305 by the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration for a primary sewage treatment plant and interceptor sewer. ed these funds, it is more im pbrtant that we have the '3( Club' because the confidence that EDA put in the program was babed on their convincement that the program was a community effort.both financially and morally through the "36 Club," Industrial Consultant Robert Henderson said this morning. Henderson said it was not un til recently that he became aware that Jersey County could receive federal funds to subsidize its industrial development project. ' The industrial consultant had said in the past that his firm, R. S. 'Henderson and Associates of Carbondale had steered away from many of the available federal subsidies. The EDA grant along with a grantee cash contribution (36 Club funds) of $4,784 and an inland, contribution from the Jerseyville Chamber of Commerce of $3,814, will bring to $33,098 the total approved operating budget of the J J.D.C. The federal'grant provides for $16,500 for 'personnel, including a $12,000 a /year salary for J.I.D.C. Director Mrs. Mary Heitzig, who has taken a leave of absence as executive secretary of the chamber of commerce here. The budget also includes $11,200 for the industrial consultant, contract services, and engineers' fees; $1,670 for travel; $700 for rent; $528 for office equipment; $350 for consumable supplies, $300 for postage, $1,000 for printing and publications, $500 for telephone and tellegraph, $50 for utilities, and $300 for miscellaneous. The grant increases by nearly three times the industrial commission's original oprating budget. The EDA contribution was termed here, unofficially as a "test program" since it is the first EDA grant to a rural community to help finance an industrial development program. Henderson said Jerseyville was the iirst community to receive an EDA grant for such a purpose and he lauded the regional office of the EDA in Deluth, M ; nn., for its cooperation. DeGerlia Bid Debate in 2nd Round (Continued From Page 1) was the low bid and the next bidder offered a $5.40 figure. These wide variations in bid prices and engineers' estimates sparked Greene's suspicion that East Alton is being overcharged and set off a row over rock chip contracts. Greene has twice asked for rebids. and twice been turned down. Last night he also criticized the engineers and suggested the Village look for another form to replace Sheppard, Morgan & Schwaab because he felt the $625 estimate was excessive. His suggestion fail- Alton Evening Telegraph Publlthed Dally by Alton Telagrapk Prlntln ATED PRESS . Preu if exclusively ' ed to gain any support from other East Alton officials. The trustee stated he was reinforced in his belief because the minutes showed that last year East Alton only paid $4 50 per ton as opposed to $6.25 per ton this year Greene sai'd that the winning bidder last year was Wayne Counton Co., Wood River, and that the work eventually was sub-contracted to DeGerlia. Sheppard, Morgan 9 Schwab told the Telegraph this morning that the $4.50 bid last year by Counton was unusually low. A firm spokesman also commented that estimates are more or less double checked; they first must be approved by village officials — who learn what the estimate is In advance of the bidding — and then the estimate must be approved by the state highway department (when MFT funds are involved). ID the case in question, the $6.25 estimate was approved by both village and state highway department officials, said Sheppard Jr. DeGwlia came under fire by some nine truckers in Greene and Jersey counties after Telegraph stories about differences in job contracts were published. DeGerlia appeared at last night's East Alton board meeting and told the officials unfair criticism has been leveled at him, and the trustees because it had been erroneously reported his $6.25 price was $2 per ton more than engineer's estimates. "It is a barefaced lie," thundered DeGerlia. He added that he sympathized with the board because "You gentlemen are getting the rap ofr it." Prescriptions FlUad the way your doctor orderil ZIKE PHARMACY 817 Open 9 to 9 ET Airline Dr., JUPITER! W. 8rd •t PIA5A DOWNTOWN ALTON WILL BE OPEN 9 A,M. TO I P.M. THURS., JULY 4th C. Wallace, hinted at a presi dentlal election bolt. He said the Democratic party could lose Mississippi's support—and elec toral votes—if demands including states rights protection are ignored. "If the governing bodies of the convention choose to single out our delegation for special villificatlott and persecution without cause," he said, "let them 1 do so at their own peril." Negro leader Charles Evers of Fayette resigned as one of the four Negro delegates after the civil rights and "loyalist" white forces were defeated in very attempt to revise all-white nominations to state party posts and committees. 'Will Not Be Used' I can't be and I will not be used or picked by any group to deny representation to the people," Evers said. "We as Negroes have not been given a fair shake." Some of Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey's advisers, meanwhile, were urging him to concentrate on winning delegates and abandon until fall ef- WEDNESDAY, Jt&tf 3, forts to drum paign crowds. up large cam- Despite publicity buildups by local officials Humphrey drew unusually small crowds in Denver and Cleveland during a seven-state campaign swing highlighted by his proposal for a foreign aid-like "Marshall Plan for the Cities" to help finance redevelopment. New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller closed out a four- state effort in the West today to convince delegates he would more likely be a presidential winner in November than would his GOP rival Richard M. Nix- A Dow farmer suffered a broken hip and other injuries Tuesday afternoon when the power takeoff on a combine he s using ripped all the clothes from his body. James Fessler, 63, whose farm is located just west of Lockhaven Country Club, had dismounted from the tractor he was using to pull the combine stops in Montana, Idaho, on. At Washington and Oregon— considered strong Nixon territory —Rockefeller emphasized he was offering Republicans an alternative to the apparent GOP frontrunner. In other political developments: American Independent party candidate Wallace 'said he will return to Massachusetts for concerted campaigning next week in his drive to get on the state's November ballot. Stassen For Peace —Harold E. Stassen, campaigning in Stoneybrook, N.Y., For a GOP presidential nomination he has sought since 1948, said "for the .sake of peace for for the world" Humphrey in Novem- America and both Nixon and should be defeated her. "Republican Papers" a book of studies by House Republicans will be published July 4. Rep. Melvin Laird of Wisconsin, editor, said the emphasis is on a need for revision of welfare programs to return recipients to jobs and a need to restore governmental control to local areas. BHKOY SUNNY, A LITTLE WARMER Showers and thundershowers are. cast for Wednesday night for most of the southern third of the nation west to thevJRockies. It will be warmer in Farmer Injured in Machinery Accident Reds Say Freeing 3 More Pilots TOKYO (AP) — North Vietnam said today it is releasing three more U.S. pilots but did not give their names or say when and where they will be freed. Once before the North Vietnamese released American iliers captured on missions over the North. It freed three on Feb. 16 as a gesture for the Vietnamese lunar new year. In exchange, the United States released three North Vietnamese sailors a month later. Hanoi Radio's brief announcement today said: "Proceeding from the humanitarian and lenient policy of the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the general political department of the Vietnam People's Army has decided to release three U.S. pilots captured in North Vietnam." he was using for combining wheat. Fessler got too close to the power takeoff and it snatched a pant leg. Within seconds the takeoff' had tossed Fessler around and continued to strip off his clothes until he was lying on the ground with, only his shoes on. Laboriously making his way to a nearby pickup truck, the farmer started honking the horn for help and began to drive toward his farmhouse, one-eighth of a mile from where he had been working. Hearing the horn, Mrs. Fessler came running out—but by that time her husband was almost at the house and he continued on, parking the truck in the yard. An ambulance-took the injured man to Alton Memorial Hospital where examination disclosed the broken left hip, a left leg laceration, and a badly-bruised left shoulder. The farmer was in traction this morning preparatory to doctors making a decision about the hip. Mike Waide Chosen Mike Waide, Alton Township assessor, has been -selected to serve as one^of sjx sergeants- at-arms at the fall convention of the Township Officials of Illinois. Waide, who lives at 1113 Garden St., with his wife and three children, was appointed township assessor in August, 1965. ^^^f CT ^ W*'^ TREATS BAKED FRESH DAILY IDUKE BAKERY OPMI Snfeya MS-2922 the upper Midwest and cooler along the north Pacific Coast and over the central and southern Atlantic Coast states and southern Texas. (AP Wirephoto Map) Weather Forecast ALTON and. vicinity - Fair tonight, lows In 50s. Sunny and a little warmer Thursday, highs from low to mid 80s. Extended Forecast Southern Illinois — Tempera tures Thursday through Monday will average 4 to 7 degrees below normals. Warmer Thursday then turning cooler over the weekend. Nonna^-highs are to 92, normal lows are 66 to 71. Precipitation will total less' than a half inch in thundershowers Friday through Sunday. DATA AT THE DAM 3 a.m. at Alton Dam—Temperature 63; Tailwater 13.2 Ft.-Yesterday's High 78". Low 62. Strike Hits Steel Plant A wildcat strike stopped work today at the Madison plant of Laclede Steel Co., apparently over the discharge of an em ploye who allegedly struck a foreman, a Laclede spokesman said. The -unauthorized work stop page started on the first work shift today at the plant which employs approximately 600 persons. The company said that Steelworkers Local 1785 in Madison did not authorize the strike which apparently resulted from the firing of employe James Dickerson, who the company said, was involved in a fight with a plant foreman. 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Kelleher Jr., here Tuesday. the preliminary hearing on charge of theft against William Waters, 46, of Jacksonville, lasted four days and a total of 14 hours was logged; Judge Kelleher determined there Was ample evidence that Waters might be involved in a crime and bound him over to the grand jury. Preliminary hearings involving Waters' alleged cohorts, Shell employes James Riley, 36, of Wood River, and Herman Wilson, 37, of Granite City, were continued, pending their attorneys' study the transcript of Waters' hearing. Riley and Wilson along with Waters are represented by Attorneys John Gitchoff and Paul Pratt. Assistant State's Attorney James Heil is prosecutor. Judge Kelleher told the Telegraph that hearings on two others named in the gasoline-theft scheme would be continued also until their lawyers could study the transcripts. Cecil Heutch of Belleville, who reportedly owns his own trailer, is a driver for Commercial Transport Co. of Wood River, and is represented by Alan Dixon of Belleville. Harry Melow is the owner of a Wood River gas station and is being represented in the case by Alton Attorney Irving Wiseman, the Telegraph was told. Both Heutch-and Melow have been charged with theft and are out on bond. Waters Was allegedly observed filling his gas truck at the B-6 gas rack at which dispenses about 11:30 p.m., the refinery Super-Shell, a Shell accountant, Dan Daly, who had staked out the loading racks from a research lab near* by. The prosecution has alleged that Wilson and Riley doctored the meters while Heutch and Waters, filled their trucks. The meters then did not register the outflow of gasoline into th« two trucks, the state contends, Houston's New Heart Patient OK HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — The condition of the world's 24th hu^" man heart transplant patient was listed as satisfactory today as doctors watched for change in his npw heart, which was artificially nourished for 24 hours while a recipient was sought. George Henry DeBrod was alert and doing well two hours after the two-hour operation Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital. DeBord, 46, a contractor from Helotes, Tex., near San Antonio, was the fifth person to receive a- human heart at St. Luke's. He* received the heart of Maxie El?" wood Anderson, 50, of Lufkin,v" Tex. Anderson, the oldest donor iur any of the heart transplants at;; St. Luke's, was transferred to. the hospital Monday suffering-' from a brain hemorrhage. .;" Doctors said Anderson's braitC waves were flat for 24 hours and ; the doctors kept the heart and- lungs attached to a respirator;" while they searched for a reci-t pient. 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