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Fair, Warmer Tonight, Thursday FREEPORT JOURNAL-STANDARD Dakota Sets Sewer Hookup Dead/me Sec Page 4 121st Year -24 Pages ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE HCC Board OKs Budget FREEPORT, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1968 MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS TOTAL NET PAID CIRCULATION 20,000 PRICE TEN CENTS By SHARI WHITTINGTON Journal-Standard Reporter Highland Community College Board Tuesday night approved its final budget and a tax levy calling for a 7.5 cent per $100 assessed valuation increase over the current rate. Action came after a lengthy public hearing attended by about 10 members of the Freeport Chamber of Commerce education committee and a few interested,citizens. The budget calls for a 25-cent tax for the educational and building funds—an increase of 5.1 cents and 2.4 cents respectively. Expected income in the two funds totals $1,545,309 and estimated expenditures total $1,483,088 with the difference going toward deficits in last year's budget. College Faces Deficit Despite the difference, the college will face a $45,784 deficit at the end of the fiscal year in June of 1969. Richard Pagan, dean of business affairs, said today that the deficit is money spent during Sniper Kills One In N.Y. Central Park NEW YORK (AP) - A man shot a woman to death in a Central Park comfort station today, then fled into a cluster of trees and poured out a barrage of shots that wounded three other persons, two of them policemen. The gunman was then shot to death by policemen wearing bulletproof vests. Police said the 40 minutes of terror began at about 10:10 a.m. with the slaying of the woman. It ended on the roof of the comfort station, with the gunman shot to death. the year more than the budgeted figures. He said the money is needed for items which either are not included in the budget or are more than the estimated costs. Pagan said the deficit could increase or decrease at the end of the year depending upon the revenues received and actual expenditures. Spending "Every Penny" He said the college is spending "every penny" it has to reduce the deficit. The college expects to receive $569,400 in the education fund and $240,800 in the building fund with the 25-cent tax. Both budget and tax levy passed unanimously with HCC board chairman Dr. Lyle Rachuy and members Robert J. Rimington, Donald E. Richardson, Delbert Scheider, H. C. Mitchell and Mrs. Louise Neyhart in favor of the resolutions. Member Frederick G. Smith was absent. Budget and salaries came up for discussion prior to the passage with members of the board and Chamber of Commerce committee, expressing their opinions. Education Program Kenneth Borland, Highland president, said the budget was based on an attempt to develop an education program first and have the finances meet the needs of the college. Borland said the education program was brought into line with the college finances. He compared salaries at Highland to other salaries at junior colleges in Illinois. He said that Highland's salary package for last year ranked about in the middle of salaries for the 34 junior colleges in the state. He estimated that this year's increase would leave the college in the same position when the salaries are negotiated at the other institutions. Salaries Called Low In referring to his own salary Midwest Governors Differ On Gun Law By ARTHUR L. SRB MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) Midwest governors disagreed Tuesday on the need for quick enactment of gun control legislation sought by President Lyndon Johnson. Gov. Sam Shapiro of Illinois said he would submit to his legislature a gun registration bill as part of an "anti-crime package" in the next two weeks. Govs. Warren E. Hearnes of Missouri and Warren 0. Knowles of Wisconsin indicated they wanted to see the controversial issue thoroughly aired before their legislatures took action. Major Item Gun control legislation was one of the major items up for consideration in the form of a resolution as the governors prepared to wind up their three-day convention today. Hearnes said many citizens were either for or against gun control laws "and didn't really know why." Knowles added that some proponents of gun legislation "don't have the slightest concept of what it would involve." "We all certainly want to find ways and means for overall enforcement of the laws," Knowles said. "Many people are talking about crime control and gun control is only one facet of the problem." Strengthen Law Shapiro told newsmen he would ask his legislature to strengthen a new Illinois gun law calling for the licensing of all gun owners. The new law, Shapiro said, should be broadened to include the registration of all guns. "You can't have law and order and still have guns on the loose," Shapiro asserted. Double State Police Shapiro told newsmen he would also seek authorization to double the 1,500-man state police force and for a state open housing law. He said he would request an open housing law similar to the measure recently approved by a legislative committee. Under this plan owner-occupied buildings of four or fewer units would be exempted for a six year period. After that, all A "stop and frisk" law, which would permit police to detain and frisk a person if they believe he has or is about to commit a felony, is also needed, Shapiro said. The Illinois General Assemb- y passed "stop and frisk" legislation on two previous occasions only to have them vetoed by Shapiro's predecessor, former Gov. Otto Kerner, who expressed the opinion they were unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled .such laws were constitutional. Duildings would be covered the law. by for the 1968 academic year, the president said it is about $1,000 under what other presidents are receiving. Also low are the three "line officers" — the dean of business affairs, dean of instruction and director of personnel services, he said. Board member H. C. Mitchell pointed out the salaries and curriculum of the college are the main issues in considering any defense of the college budget. "The temper of the taxpayer is becoming more and more tender," he said. In answer, Borland cited regu- SEE BACK OF 1ST SECTION Westmoreland Is Army's Chief Of Staff WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi dent Johnson made a surprise visit to the Pentagon today am watched smilingly as Gen. William C. Westmoreland was sworn in as the Army's 25th chief of staff. Johnson, dressed in a snappy, light brown suit, stepped into the office of Secretary of the Army Stanley R. Resor just as Westmoreland, former U.S. military commander in Vietnam was about to take the oath. The ceremony also was attended by several congressional figures, all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and three other military figures closely associated with Vietnam: retired Army Gen Lawton Collins, former ambassador to Vietnam Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor,, and former Army Chief of Staff Gen. George H Decker. Westmoreland took the oath standing straight, chin out, righi hand raised. His wife Katherine in a rose linen dress was at his left side. "Westy," as he is known to many, said he accepted the Army's top uniformed job with "pride and humility." He thanked his predecessor Gen. Harold K. Johnson, who retired Tuesday, and the Join Chiefs of Staff for their suppor during the war and concluded "To the authorities over me and to the troops under me I pledg< my loyalty." After the oath was adminis tered and Westmoreland hac spoken, the President stepped forward to say quietly: "Nice going." Then the party, headed b> Johnson and Secretary of De fense Clark M. Clifford, steppei outside the Pentagon when Westmoreland was accordec full honors including a 19-gun salute. The oath was administered by Army Adj. Gen. Kenneth G Wickham. LBJ's Holiday Has Strong Latin Flavor By FRANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson's long July 4th holiday will have a strong Latin I flavor, mixing celebrations with serious diplomacy South of the Border. With some 40 Latin American ambassadors and their ladies in tow, Johnson flies to San Antonio Tex. today for an elaborate Independence Day celebration at HemisFair, the Southwest's answer to Montreal's Expo 67. The Latin nations are major participants in the exposition. Johnson's plans called for joining the ambassadors in both ceremonial and social activities associated with the fair before nightfall. On Thursday he will be the main speaker at a flag raising ceremony on the Hemis- Fair grounds. Bolivia's President Then, on Friday, he will entertain Bolivia's President Rene Barrientos Ortuno at the LBJ ranch near Johnson City, 70 miles north of San Antonio. Barrientos, who once attended a flight school at San Antonio's Randolph Air Force Base, will be honored guest at HemisFair on Saturday. Johnson has Saturday plans too, all of them centered far south of the border. The Chief Executive flies Saturday to San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, for talks with presidents of the five Central American nations. Other Latin Stops And before returning to the United States on Monday, Johnson will make airport stops at four other Latin countries; Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Texas Gov. John Connally, long a Johnson personal and political ally, arranged an elaborate welcome for hemisphere ambassadors flying to Texas with Johnson. The governor after appropriate arrival ceremonies, invited all the envoys to join him at his ] ranch near Floresville, 35 miles from San Antonio, for an informal dinner tonight. Connally also will be on hand for a black tie dinner dance at the U.S. pavilion at HemisFair Thursday night after the traditional fireworks. Without committing himself in advance Johnson is apt to show up at any of these events. Mrs. Johnson will accompany the President on most of the social and public events in Texas and Central America. Condition Of Banks SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Roland W. Blaha, commissioner of banks and trust companies Tuesday issued a call for condition of Illinois state banks at the close of business June 29. Chicago Will Retain Democratic Parley U.S. SERVICEMEN BOUND FOR SOUTH VIETNAM leave aboard were held by the Soviet Union in the Kurile Islands the chartered Seaboard World Airways DCS at Yokota Air since Monday.—AP Photofax. Force Base near Tokyo, Japan, Tuesday. The plane and all Russ Free Troop Plane By BOB POOS TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. airliner carrying 214 Vietnam- bound troops that was held for two days by the Soviet Union flew to Tokyo today and the pilot denied that he violated Soviet air space. "I did not stray over Russian territory," said Capt. Joseph Tosolini of Bethany, Conn. He said he had flown the same route from Tacoma, Wash, to Japan many times. Tosolini said he argued with the Russians over the content of a letter that he signed indicat- ing the plane's position. He said he was made to sign the letter as a condition for the release of Administration concluded that Soviet air space was violated because the plane's crew made the plane and its passengers. a navigational error. The State Outside Russ Air Space i Department apologized, the So- Navigator Larry Guernon said | viet government released the his calculations showed the P^ne with unexpected swift- j chartered four-engine jet was ness- outside the line defining Soviet air space off the Kurile Islands when it was intercepted by Russian MIGs Monday and In Washington, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said in reply to a question, "We have reliable information, forced to land on the island of including radar data, that there 1 Iturup north of Japan. The Soviet Union said was a violation of Soviet air the space." He added the plane plane violated Soviet air space .may have been off course by as and the U.S. Federal Aviation much as 100 miles. Weather Forecast NORTHWEST ILLINOIS Fair and warmer tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 54-59, high Thursday 77-84. WISCONSIN AND IOWA Warmer tonight and Thursday. Low tonight in the lower 50s. High Thursday in the upper 70s or lower 80s. Sunrise, 5:20. Sunset, 8:29. Unofficial temperature at 1 p.m., 74 degrees. No Progress In Talks The servicemen on board left Japan for South Vietnam, the Hanoi To Release American Pilots Army announced. News Conference Tosolini, flanked at a news conference by his 17-member crew that included nine stewardesses, said he signed a letter as a condition for his release. He said corrections in the letter indicated the Soviets had perhaps erred in fixing the plane's position. The first letter the Russians wrote for Tosolini to sign admitting he had violated Soviet air space listed the time between his plane's interception by Soviet MIGs to the time it landed at the soviet base at "something like 35 minutes," Tosolini said. The veteran pilot said he did not sign the first letter. "Then," he continued, "they prepared a second letter in which the time was changed to something like 53 minutes," he said. He indicated other changes were also made. Bailey Says Strike Won't Force Move CHICAGO (AP) - Top planners for the Democratic National Convention said flatly today it will be held in Chicago as scheduled despite problems caused by a strike of electrical workers against Illinois Bell Telephone Co. "We have no intention of moving it," John M. Bailey, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in Washington. John Meek said Tuesday that Democratic officials are hopeful an agreement will be reached between Illinois Bell and the striking International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. "We feel that everything will be worked out," he said. Continue Preparations While rumors circulated that the convention might be moved to another city, workers at the International Amphitheatre continued preparations for the convention, which opens Aug. 26. Asked if Democrats were con- By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER PARIS (AP) — U.S. Ambassador W. Averell Harriman thanked North Vietnam today for its announced decision to release three captured American pilots in what he hopes is a gesture toward future progress in the Paris peace talks. However, North Ambassador Xuan Vietnamese Thuy, who received Harriman's thanks in today's session of the talks, said "we did not make one centimeter of progress." The North Vietnamese news agency had announced before the start of the session here that for "humanitarian" reasons three captured fliers would be released. It did not give the date!the broadcast said. hours, making it one of the shortest of the 11 meetings held here since May 13. The average time had been running close to four hours. Again there was a coffee break of about 40 minutes, during which Harriman, Thuy and members of their negotiating teams talked informally. The formal exchange of statements between the two top negotiators again focussed on their contradictory demands for de-escalating the war. The two sides will meet again 1 next Wednesday. j Only Information Harriman said his only infor- on the matter was what or the names of the Americans chosen for release. Informs Harriman Xuan Thuy officially informed Harriman of the decision in the meeting. | related The session lasted about three!talks." "We like to think that perhaps it's a straw in the wind," he said. "You remember Secretary of Defense (Clark M.) Clifford spoke of straws in the wind as to progress in these Clifford said two weeks ago he saw some straws and hints of evidence of progress in the talks. Another Rejection Harriman returned to the conference table for a new attempt to get North Vietnam to de-escalate the war in Southeast Asia, but he faced another rejection. On the cvc of the weekly meeting, the official North Vietnamese newspaper Nhan Dan said that North Vietnam is "resolutely and unalterably determined to reject the U.S. de mand." Harriman has told Thuy repeatedly that Hanoi must reduce its war effort before President Johnson will meet North Vietnam's demand that he end all bombing of the North. The North Vietnamese have repeatedly turned down such "reciprocity." 'Not Close' Tosolini said it was obvious by figuring the distance that a plane like his new DCS covers travelling at a speed of eight miles a minute, that it could not possibly have been as close to Soviet territory as the Russians alleged. Tosolini told how the plane was intercepted. "The flight was perfectly normal. We continued on track. The first real knowledge I had of trouble was when I looked out of the copilot's window and noticed an aircraft. I was startled and took a second look and saw a red star on it. "The pilot of the aircraft made a maneuver and came up to our left side and motioned for us to turn to its base. •Navigator Checked" "I asked the navigator twice to check his position. The navi- SEE BACK OF 1ST SECTION Tm A Contender/ Says Reagan GOV. RONALD REAGAN DELIBERATES on a point while talking to reporters during a news conference in Sacramento Tuesday. Reagan, who is the California Republican presidential favorite son candidate, said he still intends to have his name placed in nomination as a presidential candidate at the GOP National Convention next month. — AP Photofax. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS California Gov. Ronald Reagan says he'll be a Republican presidential contender at the GOP national convention but not before—and Mississippi delegates appear headed for another seating battle at the Democratic convention. "I intend to be placed in nomination 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 (hat 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." "I believe it is an open con- vention," Reagan said. "I don't believe it is tied up." I Mississippi Democratic "loy-| alist" and civil rights forces: pledged Tuesday to challenge the state's predominantly white 1 delegation at the national convention—after a state convention they charged was "railroaded" by Gov. John Bell Williams' slates rights forces, j The Mississippi delegation was challenged at the 19(54 con-, vention by the Mississippi Free- 1 dom Democratic Party and walked out when the convention decreed delegations must be representative of state population. Mississippi's population is 40 per cent Negro. Hints At Bolt Williams, regarded a backer of third party candidate George C. Wallace, hinted at a presidential election bolt. He said the Democratic party could lose! Mississippi's support—and elec- ; toral votes—if demands including stales rights protection are ignored. i "If the governing bodies of the convention choose to single out our delegation for special vilification and persecution without cause," he said, "let them 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 every attempt to revise all-white nominations to state party posts and committees. "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 el'-j forts to drum up large campaign crowds. Despite publicity buildups b> r | 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. Nixon. At stops in Montana, Idaho, 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. • Harold E. Stassen, campaigning in Stony Brook, N.Y., for a GOP presidential nomination he has sought since 1948, said "for the sake of peace for America and for the world both Nixon and Humphrey should be defeated in November. sidering moving the nominating convention to another city, Meek said, "No. If you have been out to the amphitheaatre like I was today you would have seen the "progress we're making." A spokesman for Illinois Bell said to date the 56-day strike has caused no great problems in preparing for the convention. 'Even Keel' Right at this point, preparations are just about on an even keel," said Joseph p. O'Brien Illinois Bell's news service manager, "but the deadline is getting closer and closer." The utility still has to install 6,000 telephones, 3,200 of them in the amphitheatre, 20 switchboards and more than 400 teletype machines for newspapers and news services. "We have the manpower and materials to do the job in time," said O'Brien. "But we cannot do it if vye are denied access to the amphitheatre by pickets and if other union workers walk off the job when our supervisory em- ployes go in." Labor Officials Confer Illinois Bell President James W. Cook conferred with Undersecretary of Labor James Reynolds in Washington, but details of the conference were not disclosed. A Labor Department spokesman said Secretary W. Willard Wirtz conferred with Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and offered his assistance toward ending the strike. "Insofar as can be determined, there is no basis for optimism toward a settlement in the near future," the department spokesman said. The last negotiation session was Sunday in Daley's office. No new talks have been scheduled. Money is the sole issue in the strike. The union is asking a $19.50-a-week hike for the first year and another $10 for the remaining six months of their existing contract. The company says it cannot meet this demand and has offered increases totaling $2B. Top-rated workers now earn $160.50. In Today's Paper Page Amusements 16 Church news 2 Classified 17, 18 & 19 Comics Itf Editorials 8 & 9 Local 6, 7 & 17 Markets 17 Obituaries 6 & 7 Radio & TV 16 Sports 11 & 12 Weddings 2 There will be no Indue of Tbt Journal-Standard July 4.