Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 8, 1968 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, July 8, 1968
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Section 0 Pages 1 to 14 EVENING TELEGRAPH Cknitfied Established Jan. 15, 1836 ALfOtt, ILL,, MONDAY, JULY 8, 1968 Price lOc Member Associated ftttn SST Hans Reported in Good Shape WASHINGTON (AP) - Hie head of the supersonic transport (SST) program says the project is in good shape despite House action in not appropriating funds for the big plane for the upcoming fiscal year. In fact, the funds were left out because SST program planners didn't want the money, Air Force Maj. Gen. J. C. Maxwell said in an interview, Maxwell is director of the SST program for the Federal Aviation Administration. "This decision against seeking money requested earlier was not forced down our throat; we took this position on our own without being told," Maxwell said about the House last week leaving SST funds out of the Transportation Department's $1.35 billion budget. "It may be hard to believe, sort of like a Grimm's fairy tale, that we did not want more money, but that is the situation," Maxwell stated. 'Although no new money is provided for the SST, the program will have available $186 million previously appropriated but not used. Maxwell said this is sufficient to keep the program going while Boeing Co., prime contractor for the SST, submits new designs for the 1,800-mile-an-hour plane. The plane, as originally designed, wouldn't have performed well enough to insure a commercially profitable air craft, Maxwell explained. But Boeing has caught up with the problem and things are going satisfactorily now, be said. Representatives of airlines that made downpaymenta on 122 SSTs with, Boeing win meet with officials of the aircraft firm next Tuesday to review the situation, Maxwell said. Maxwell said another widespread misconception regarding what he called recurrent false reports from abroad that the Franco-British SST, the Concorde, is in trouble. He said these reports, apparently originating from sources opposed to the Concorde, hurt the U.S. project because they give a false sense of leadershi] on the part of the American program. NEAR TRAGEDY — Death took a holiday Sunday at the Maryland National Air Races held In Frederick, Md., as Ed Mahler, sport acrobatic champion and flyer of an AT-6 Texan plane developed engine trouble (left) and crashes in a corn field (center) walks away from it and joins his wife (right). AP Wirephoto) Cafe And Apartment Looted; Loss Reported at Burglaries at a restaurant and apartment in Wood River over the weekend netted thieves more than $1,600 worth of cash and merchandise, police reported. A cash box containing about $300 in change and coins was removed from Skaggs Restaurant on Edwardsville Road by an intruder who pried open a back door to enter the establishment. An apartment burglary at the residence of Frank Manning, 29 E. Acton, resulted in the theft of an estimated $1,349 worth of guns, shells, jewelry and tools, and a portable TV set Police said the door to the apartment had been kicked open by the thief. Several of the guns stolen were in the category of collector's items. The loot included an 186< Cliet 36 caliber pistol, an 1863 Zouave 58 caliber rifle, a per cussion cap 28 gauge shotgun a flintlock 28 gauge shotgun two other shotguns, a 22 rifle jewelry, a portable Olympic TV set and master mechanics tools and a red tool box-roll val ued at around $650. In other police news, five minors were charged with illegal possession of alcohol after be- ng arrested Sunday night at he Capri Drive-In in Wood Riv- eaving the Grandstand Tavern and in the struggle crashed against the plate glass window of; the nearby Famous, Dept Store and broke it. er. Released on $50 bond were Denver L. Pittman, 18; Daniel L. Rhodes, 19; Jerry Hand, 18; Larry Wayne Davis, 19; all of Bethalto; and Billy Odom, 18, of 414 Clover St., Meadowbrook. Police also arrested Linda Gunterman, 19, of 2800 Brown St., Alton. She was charged with fighting. Police said she and another girl fought after Man Charged With Assault Johnny Green, 24, of 110 W. i&ch St., Alton, was charged with assault and battery eArly Sunday after his mother, Mrs, Elizabeth - Gfeen t told police that her son hid struck her in the jaw. Mrs. Green told police that she was struck after an argument with her son and a woman acquaintance at the Green Home early Sunday. AWO& Suspect Arrested by Alton Police Allen Nasello, of 2701 Palm- ef- St.. Alton, was arrested by Alton police Saturday and held for U.S. Army authorities who said Nasello is suspected of be ing absent without leave. Nasello was arrested at, his home at 6:21 p.m. Saturday. In other police news Mark Harting, of 2905 Hillcrest Ave., told police Sunday night that his camper truck had been dam aged by rocks thrown by youths in the 2300 block of Belle Street Police said they have been receiving numerous complaints recently . of. youths throwing stones at passing cars in the 1700 block to 2500 block of Belle Street. was released on $25 cash tend. In another incident, Norman ftalph Hangsleben, 30, of fl09 W. State St., O'Fallon, til., was charged with having a weapon in his pos- sessio-i after police stopped his car in the 900 block of. E. Broadway. Polio? found a loaded .22 caliber pistol in Hangsleben's car. Police also said that Sandy Elttfeldt of 315 Spring St., had complained to Alton police that Hangsleben, whom she described as her former boyfriend, had struck her on July 2. Robert Perry Jr., 33, of 2106 Swift St., was charged with peace disturbance and assault and battery after his wife, Mrs. Louise Perry, told police Sunday that he had pushed her down the stairs. Perry was released on $25 cash bond. Allen Cook, of Rte. 1, Brighton, told Alton police Sunday that a youth had at- Decorated Cakes For All Occasions ' Make us your pastry headquarters Evans Pastries 2611 State 466-6421 .tempwto force, his way into his car at Riverside Park and had forced him to leave his car at the park. Cook told police he Was seated in his car at about 11 p.m. Sunday when a youth came up to his car and tried to force his way in. Cook said the youth claimed he had a gun but didn't show it. Cook told police he then got a ride with a friend to Lincoln Douglas Square and called police. Cook said that when he returned to his car he found a tire tool was missing. MON. & TUB. BROADWAY & MAIN PRODUCE MARKET 2530 E. Broadway, Alton HOME GROWN TOMATOES 4 ¥fc . -t.00- SLICING Lbs. 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