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I"""" » Th* I LIGHTER SIDE | they call persons ufider 21 "minors" because they truly dig the world we live Hi. EVENING TELEGRAPH WABM Serving the Alton Community for More Than 132 Years tow 99; ttgSt M (Additional Wefltlret ft« Pftge J) Established Jan. 15, 1836 Copyright Alton Telegraph Printing Co. 1968. ALTON, ILL., MONDAV, JULY 8, 1968 Vol. CXXXttl, No. 148 26 PAGES Price IOC Member Associated Pnsr BICYCLING BAUERS — The Bauer family of Princeton, N.J., prepare to leave Alton Saturday after a brief rest and recreation visit. From left to right are Laralne, 13: Fred Bauer; Christopher, 3, in the rumble seat; Mrs. Shirley Bauer; and Steve, 11. The family has been averaging 40 miles per day since they left New York four weeks ago on a bicycle trip to Los Angeles. Family Pauses Here On Bike Trip toL.A. _ ^ ^^ ^^k Big Battle Believed Coming Near DMZ By NINA MESZAROS Family Page Editor The Statue of Liberty and the Telegraph area are exactly four weeks and one day apart by bicycle, a Princeton, N.J., writer and his family discovered as they wheeled into Upper Alton Sunday. The cycling family, Fred Bauer, 34, and his wife, Shirley, and their children made a routine stop at a laundromat at College Avenue and Main Street. Many things happened at the laundromat including an interview by the Telegraph, leaving e purse with more than $1,000 in traveler's checks, and, of course, get- tjng their: clothes cleaned and dried. ,-The four bicycles .are pedaled by: Bauer, who leads; .daughter, Laraine, 13; son, Sieve, 11; and Mrs. Bauer, 32, who takes the "Mother Hen" position at the rear. In a special yellow jump- seat and safety belt contrivance on his father's bike sHs three-year-old Christopher, just going along for the ride. The bike quartet has been averaging 40 miles a day in the thousand or so miles since they left New York City, on" June 7 and has upped the average the past few days. They report they were slowed by the mountains in Pennsylvania and the traffic in Southeast Ohio; and had encountered some 95 degree weather.' There are adventures of other kinds. As an example, Mrs. Bauer forgot her purse after leaving the Upper Alton laundromat. Mrs. Alice Garner, 3218 Burton St., Alton, found the purse containing $6.10 in cash and $1,060 In travelers' checks and turned it in to the police. The Bauers had already crossed the Clark Bridge and were, heading on Rte. 94 for Jefferson City, Mo., by way of St. Charles when Mrs. Bauer was informed that she did not have her purse. Alton police put an all points message on the radio. The Bauers were stopped in West Alton by Missour* Police, Police obtained a ride for Bauer who picked up the purse in Alton, left a $5 reward for the findef and then was motored back to West Alton to get on with the bicycling adventure. Part of tb> full, the adventure and enjoyment lies in the unknown extent of each day's progress; the questi<K where will we sleep tunight? Bauer says the family, all camping enthusiasts, have been spending their nights in nearly every conceivable tenting spot near farm ponds, in private city parks and state parks; but some(Continued On Page 2, Col. 2) CALIFORNIA-BOUND—Fred Bauer and his three- year-old* son Christopher pause near a home on Park Avenue in Alton during the family's bicycle trip to Los Angeles, Calif. The Bauer family visited Saturday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Lyman Holden, 2001 Park Ave. 4 Stops in Central America LB J on Way Home . . . . .. ...-.'.•. :. •/ - ' ' ' •;•'• , - : Bj FRANK CORMIER WITH . PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN CENTRAL AMERICA (AP) — Reddened by the tropical sun and perhaps a bit weary* ^President Johnson-.^era- barked today on a quick Central American tour and declared he seeks "a road of hope for this hemisphere." Johnson, after visiting El Salvador since Saturday for summit talks with live Central American presidents, flew off or brief stops in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Gua- temla. He gave the presidents of the four countries a lift home. The last stop—tonight—was to be the LBJ Ranch, which the President left Saturday for his journey south. Johnson at the departure ceremonies in San Salvador spoke of "the new strength and promise that we have here added to our partnership." But he cautioned: "The road that brought us here has no rainbow at its end—not yet." The U.S. president said the nations of Central America, with the help of the United States, "have celebrated what there is to celebrate" during the summit and "have determined to master the challenges that remain." 'He said there was much to celebrate and many challenges to be met. He added that the meeting had "been fruitful because it has been responsible.' From San Salvador, the presi dential jet flew southeast over the 230 land miles to Managua, capital of Nicaragua. • Women were told to wear bats to the airport as a matter-of protocol. In hot muggy Managua, informal dress usually is the rule. In Managua, Johnson bade farewell to President Anastasio Somoza Jr., after telling the crowd he had noted with pride that the capital's main street is named for President Franklin P. Roosevelt. Never before has any U.S. president visited all five Central American republics, and John son's reception in El Salvador to indicate his effort was appreciated. Despite some fresh eggs, paint bombs and raw potatoes thrown at him by student demonstrators i against the Vietnam, war shortly after his. arrival Saturday, the crowds were big and friendly. As he drove through San Sal- INSIDE EWTQRIAfc , . , Urae Puck or not, Fortes should be approved as Chief Justice, CARL T, ROWAN How much file Vietnam smoke? i • « A'7 beneath BACCQQN Raccoon chJM at is not rabid, A-I FAMILY PAGE,,,, A4t « t * • < Godfrey ' woman flaws to grooming; A New You. SHORTS , . . . . . , B-l Indianapolis captures wop. mi's lofttuiu tounuunfiot it vador and the surrounding countryside Sunday, he climbed onto the running board of his long black bubbletop limousine at least Jfiv£. to, greet close- packed - street crowds, ...shake hands and deliver brief and impromptu "Muchas gracias" speeches over the car's built-in loudspeakers. This was the veteran cam paigner back at work. He even seemed to have a running mate —El . city arid countryside, s and scenic waterfalls with th visiting Yanqui. New Laws May Be Too Late On Riot Area Insurance Loss By ANDE YAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer Legislation may not come in time to help many East Side business places hit hard by insurance. cancellations because their shops are located in so-called riot risk neighborhoods, the Telegraph was told today. Illinois Insurance .Director John F. Bolton Jr. today is preparing an emergency bill for the Illinois General Assembly which will provide Insurance coverage to insurable business places. regardless of cancellations /because their places are located in potential riot or high crime areas. Support is being sought, in the Illinois House and Senate for the bill which is expected to be introduced Monday in the General Assembly. If the bill is passed, however, tbe plan for reinsuring places in riot risk areas of Illinois would probably take at least four months to begin full operation, the telegraph was told. The lag in getting the insurance protection plan into operation will be costly for many businesses which have already received cancellation notices of their insurance policies in riot risk areas of East St, Louis. "We need" something to give us coverage in the interim period before the plan is in opration," East St. Louis businessman Al Qilander of Al's 234 Shops tow the Telegraph, . , Und?r provisions of t h e proposed bill, at least 90 dayf is provided fojr t h e governing committee of the insurance plan to present i plan QjoperatJon to ipsur. anee ptrectprBoUon, An additional 30 days la provided to complete details The State Insurance Director has appealed to insurance companies for a moratorium on cancellations of insurance policies of businesses in the riot risk areas. Royal Globe inurance firms, however, has ignored the request for a 120- day moratorium on cancel- lation 1 ;. The egislation, with an emergency clause to bypass legislative red tape, will be pushed Monday to counter heavy property insurance cancellations such as cancellations already exceeding $1.5 million in insurance on (Continued On Page 2, Col. 4) JERUSALEM (AP.) - Israel says Egypt's reported willingness to let a U.N. peacekeeping force return to the Sinai Desert s a cover-up for its' refusal to undertake direct negotiations with the Zionist state. Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban said in a radio interview Sunday the Egyptian gesture was like "throwing sand in the eyes." "This is where we came in," During toe summer and fail, wllie details of the bill p» being implemented, many Ipolfl businesses wtu be without tosurance wver- Israel Discounts Egypt's Offer to Let UN Return he added. Senior diplomats in London said last week that President Gamal Abdel -Nasser had agreed to, the return of U.JSf. troops on Egyptian soil as part of an Arab-Israeli settlement. Nasser's expulsion of the U.N. peacekeeping force resulted in a direct confrontation between Israeli June and Egyptian 1967, and the were overwhelmed that followed. forces in Egyptians in the war In Cairo, the official Middle East News Agency reaffirmed Egypt's refusal to take part in peace negotiations with Israel. It also said that Egytian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Riad was misquoted last week when he was reported to have said: "We accept the realities and One of those is Israel. We only want peace now." Riad has been visiting Scandinavian capitals. . . . . The renewed Arab hard line was also emphasized by Nasser, who told a" gathering of Arab students in Moscow Sunday that "a head-on clash with Israel might .become inescapable." Nasser, visiting Moscow for talks with Soviet leaders, was reported to have said "what was takqn by force can only be taken back.by force," and "we may resort to war to liberate our occupied lands." By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) - U.S. Maines killed 201 North Viet- atnese soldiers along the east- rn , end of the demilitarized one during the last four days in ighting that could presage more big battles along South /ietnam's northern border, mil- tary spokesmen reported today. Sen Huynh Van Cao told the outh Vietnamese Senate in a peech that 30 North Viet- i a m e s e regiments—perhaps 5,000 men—have been massed around South Vietnam's two northernmost provinces, Quang Tri and Thua Thien in prepara- ion for a third offensive. During the past eight days, U.S. Air Force B52 bombers have flown 36 missions just above the southern half of the DMZ along the southern fringes of North Vietnam to ease pressure on American forces along :he northern frontier. 5,000 Tons of Bombs The unusually heavy B52 strikes, in which more than 5,000 tons of bombs have been dropped could be preparing for major allied ground sweep along the DMZ. With the pressure along the northern border apparently increasing against the U.S. Command faced the prospect of a two-front war once more. It still expects another major attack on Saigon, which intelligence reports say will come before July 20, the anniversary of the 1954 Geneva agreement which split North and South Vietnam. The B52s have been hard at work around Saigon, too, attempting to discourage massing of enemy regiments for an attack on the capital. The eight- jet"Sfi?atoforts flew eight missions Sunday and Monday 45 to 75,miles north and northwest of Saigon. The fighting at the eastern flank of the DMZ centered around Gio Linh, an allied com bat base three miles south of the buffer strip. In two clashes' Sunday, U.S. Marines,, backed by dive bombers, artillery and tanks, reported 67 North Vietnamese soldiers killed. Marine casualties were put at five killed and 17 wounded. In a day-long action last Friday near Gio Linh, the Marines said they killed 134 North Vietnamese soldiers while suffering five dead and 64 wounded. Weapons Cache Found On the Saigon front, South Vietnamese infantrymen launched an offensive 25 miles northwest of the capital today and uncovered an enemy weapons cache only 2% miles from Khien Cuong, the capital of Hau Nghia province. The cache contained a bazooka-type rocket launcher, 130 rounds of rockets to go with it, 10 boxes of ammunition and a number of claymore mines. About the time the new sweep was beginning, t he Viet Cong shelled Khien Cuong with '12 mortar rounds which wounded nine civilians, military spokesmen said. The enemy gunners said allied forces have killed 10,000 enemy soldiers since the second enemy offensive was launched against Saigon May 5. U.S. Adviser Shot Military spokesmen also reported that a senior American military adviser, a major, apparently was executed by Viet Cong troops shortly after they captured him in an ambush 130 miles northeast of Saigon. "His body was found later with one round fired into the head," a spokesman said. "It was reported that he had been shot in the back of the head at close range." Later the officer was identified as Maj. Allen Pasco of Monterey, Calif. The ambush took place Satur- day as the Ar-"Mean and his Vietnamese in : <-eter were en route by jeep to join South Vietnamese militiamen fighting a Viet Cong platoon. Th interpreter was wounded but escaped and reported the major had been captured, A search force was sent out and found the body, but the guerrillas had fled. Madison County's Trash Plan Snarled By BILL LHOTKA Telegraph Staff Writer EDWARDSVILLE - The U.S. Department of Public Health today disputed plans of Madison County for quick action on a gar- bage disposal project when an engineer suggested that the county delay action until a three-county study on waste disposal is completed next March. The board of supervisors WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy says flatly he would not become an independent, presidential candidate if he loses the Democratic nomination—but that he could support a fourth party drive by someone else. McCarthy Says He Won't Run Except As Demo Nominee also sent three mortar rounds into a government military camp nearby, causing light casualties. Saigon itself remained quiet. A senior U.S. officer attributed the lull to the massive allied defense network of infantry backed up by warplanes and U.S. Navy patrol boats. The officer said spoiling actions by U.S. and South Vietnamese troops have forced the enemy to pull back to secret base camps to wait for reinforcements and supplies. He Wood River Wins Rail Dispute Mayor Lucien Ringering today announced a dispute that has gone on with railroad companies over fixing the rough Ferguson Avenue track crossings in downtown Wood River has been resolved in favor of the city. The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has ruled the railroad companies must smooth the crossing by Nov. 15, the Mayor said. Tracks of the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio; Penn Central, and the Illinois Terminal Railway, are affected by the ruling. The ICC order directs the three railroads to adjust the elevation of their tracks to a standard height using treated timbers, and the city to cooperate in the project by widening and resurfacing the street by the crossing. Motor fuel tax funds apparently can be used to finance the city's part in the crossing improvement, said the .mayor, who described the crossing as "terribly rough" and said complaints have poured in about it. Ringering said the city turned to the ICC for help after the railroad firms refused to level the tracks voluntarily. The rough crossing problem, said the Mayor, has existed about six years and been a source of complaint that long. McCarthy also indicated Sunday he may abandon his announced hopes of going to Paris to learn first-hand from North Vietnamese diplomats the prospects for settlement of the Viet nam war. 'If. I thought that my going was going to interrupt or inter fere with (current peace) nego iations," he said, "I wouldn't go." The Minnesota senator again •efused to say he could support Vice President Hubert H. Hum- )hrey as the Democratic presidential nominee and said he could support'a fourth party drive under specific conditions. Such support would be possible, he said, if the independent icket "was substantial, had ;ood leadership and was pre- enting the right choice to the people, and if neither of the oth- r two parties was presenting vhat I thought was a choice hat anywhere from a third to a ialf of the people of this country vantto make in 1968." But McCarthy said with no re- ervations he would not be the andidate heading such a ticket. Earlier he had said he would iot "lead-" a fourth party effort. Humphrey, meanwhile, said ie would support McCarthy if he senator became the Demo- ratic presidential nominee. But he vice president said he be ieves he and Republican Rich ard M. Nixon will be the candi lates oh the November ballot. Marge Calm as Trial Opens CARLINVILLE ~ Mrs. Marjorle Chrlsteson sal' calmly beside her attorney this morning in toe Ma- coupln County ctraiit Court as the selection .of jurors got under way for her trial on charges of burglary and theft at a Bunker HiU lumber company a year ago, Mrs, Christeson, of Fair* mount Addition and Jack Canuady of Alton, were in- ty Grand Jury on charges of the July 30 and August 4, 1967, burglary and theft at the Landreth Lumber Co,, Bunker HiU. Robert Stanton of Bethalto, another defendant In the Bunker Hill case, was not at the trial this morning, He is held ta the Madison .County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond on a separate burglary charge. Mrs, Ciulsteson seemed relaxed as she sat quietly in her chair to the left of Cannady and their attorney Edward D. Groshong of East Alton. Before the jurors were questioned Mrs. Chrlsteson sat on the south side of the courtroom talking to her attorney- Qn several occasions when the Judge made humorous remarks to the prospective jurors Mrs, teson smiled. Her dark colored hair was attractively arranged end she wore pearl earrings. This morning, prospective jurors, questioned by Macoupin County Circuit Court Judge Paul C. Ver- ticchio, seemed at ease in the antiquated, high-back chairs in the jury box, despite 85 * degree tempera* tares, had specifically met today to hear an explanation of a solid waste disposal study for Madison County in order to pave the way to a November referendum on the project. Ed Wisely, an engineering consultant for Horner and Shifrin Inc. of St. Louis, said that the Public Health Department bad suggested to his firm that Madison County await the findings of the three-county study of which the completed Madison County survey is only a part. The reason for recommending the delay, Wisely said, was pending federal legislation which might make "federal funds available", thus reducing costs to county taxpayers. "There might be more to be gained by waiting," said Wisely, who added he did not want to be presump- 'tious by urging the board to accept the recommendation. Primary recommendations in the report to dispose of mountains of Madison County trash over the next 20 years were either a $3-million landfill system or an $8-millipn incinerator operation. In all, the survey listed eight possible plans for Madison County, which were combinations of landfill or incinerator programs. One of the major recommendations in the study, Wisely noted, was the concept of a county-operated system whereby, the county would have control over refuse disposal. From an engineering point of view, both landfill and incinerator methods are acceptable if they are operated "conscientiously and carefully", Wisely told the supervisors. Economically, landfills are less oo.stly than the construction and operation of an incinerator. However, public acceptance of land(Continued On Page 2, Col. 4) DEPRESSED ~ Dejected and forlorn, CUaries Carter site IM the abade of an oil tank as firemen attempt to extinguish a blaze at uis Godfrey Boat and Motor sUop at Plasa Harbor. The structure and co* tents were a $20*000 total low* (Story A^) \

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