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Rocky Demands Nationwide Poll GREETED—Howard Percy, right, brother of Illinois senator, greets Rockefeller hi St. Louis today, _B\ Ett POUND ' TeJegMpfe Staff Writer ST. LOUIS — Nelson D. Rockefeller today challenged Richard Nixon to join him in seeking a national poll in all 50 states to determine the respective strength* of both candidates against ^ny Democratic presidential onponent. . Rockefeller also issued a debate challenge to Nixon in his campaign for the GOP nomination, at a press conference during a campaign trip to the St. Louis metropolitan area. The challenge for Rockefeller and Nixon to jointly sponsor a national po'l of the public was issued to Nixon arid Ray Bliss, chairm in of the Republican National f'lmmittee. The New York governor arrived at the Chase-Park Plaza Hotel here at 9:15 a.m., where he met privately with delegates and al:ornate delegates from Missouri. When he walked into the hotel's Empire Room, Rockefeller was enthusiastically greeted by the 75 persons. Rockefeller was closely guarded by Syr-ret Service men, who stood ac the door and watched everything and everybody. No one was allowed into the Empire Room without identifying himself. The candidate's strategy nationally, according to a. Rockefeller nide. is to offer himself as a cho're to convention delegates, though most are leaning toward or committed to Nixon, Rockefeller wants to show the party's leaders that the GOP does hwe a choice, the aide said. However, the aide added that although Rockefeller feels Nixon has a "loser" image, he wi 11 support Nixon if the latter is nominated. After ne had met with t h e GOP delegates, Rockefeller read a five - minute statement containing his two challenges. "I am ready to begin this full debate anywhere and anytime, nationally or regionally, as soon as Mr. Nixon concurs," Rockefeller said. The governor said he believes the Amf.r.'can people have a right to this change to compare the views of himself and Nixon, "to stuclv our principles and to judge the kind of leadership each of us offers." According to Rockefeller, the need for a public debate has been dramatized by the "singular" contrast between two successive stages in Nixon's campaign. "1 refer, of course, to h i s sustained vehemences in Republican primaries, and his sustained silence since the end of the primaries." Rockefeller accused Nixon of retreat mg from the public forum, adding that this kind of candidaov cannot be good enough or strong enough for the Repuolicpn Party. Noting that the Republican Party is a minority party, with only 27 |.-er cent of the American pei.p.'e, Rockefeller declared: "We cannot afford any pas- sion for parochialism. We cannot win a national election by talking to ourselves." In reg.*rd to the poll he suggested, Rockefeller said it would be an important guide to t h e Republican delegates in either- of two xvays. "First." Rockefeller said, "we could take a wholly new and wholly complete electoral vote survey ot all 50 states. From this we could make a final judgm -n* of comparative strength in terms of electoral college votes " Second Rockefeller said, a more limited poll could be taken of states, including the great cities cited, by Bliss in the past ad critical to a GOP victory. The LIGHTER SIDE | Notice in shop window: "Wanted — Clerk to work eight hours a day to replace one who didn't." ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 132 Years DRIER WEDNESDAY Low 62; High 86 (Additional Weather on Page 1) Established Jan. 15, 1836 © Copyright Alton Telegraph Printing Co. 1968. ALTON, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1968 Vol. CXXXIII, No. 149 18 PACJKS Price lOc Member Associated Press Schools Ban Off-Beat Style By ANDE VAKSTIS Telegraph Staff Writer Long Beatle - type hair styles and beards for boys, and short-short dresses for girls are unacceptable in revised rules and regulations -for Alton High School students unanimously adopted by the Board of Education Monday night. Standards of student dress and grooming, some specific acts for suspension' and expulsion, rules on high school parking, truancy, tardiness and smoking are outlined in the list of regulations approved by the school board in a regular meeting at Haskell House. The revision of rules at the high school drew both praise and criticism from the community, including a petition with, nearly 700 citizen signatures supporting the school board's move to strengthen the code of student conduct at the school. The rule revisions adopted Monday contain faculty recommendations which the administration will implement as soon as possible. These rules will also apply at the Junior High School level where similar conditions exist. Under the rules for boys, hair must be worn above the eyebrow with entire ear visible, socks are required apparel and hats must not be worn in buildings. For girls, display of garters, tops of nylons or other undergarments is frowned upon under the new rules authorized by the school board at the high school. Sunglasses worn in t h e classroom (without doctors orders), shorts, thongs and moccasins are unacceptable for both boys and girls. Recommendations for rule changes offered by new Student Council president Lonnie Binks to the school board Monday in effect voiced a protest of the rules for dress and grooming adopted by the school board. The school student council's revisions declared that students should elect a student dress committee to establish their own rules of dress and enforce them, Banks said. A list of recommendations from Banks and student council were presented to the board late Monday and gave the board little time to study them before last night's meeting. Recommendations from SENSE were also presented to the school board Monday. SEN3E is an interracial group made up of Alton H'.gh students. Tlw Alton Study and Cooperative Action organization also drafted a list of proposals for student rules of conduct which stated that dress and grooming is a matter of individual taste and pride. Students should be neat and clean and use good judgment in choice of dress the group said. "At a time in our history when students demand and require more freedom and responsibility it would seem unwise for the Alton School Board to institute a group of rules that are severely restrictive and which would appear to some to be overreaction to a situation that is occurring throughout the nation," the cooperative action group said in their recommendations to the board. School Board president ' Robert Minsker said that the board will always study recommendations of any citizen in future revision of the rules. "There is always flexibility on the part of the school board to add or take away from rules," Minsker said preceding his motion for adoption of the rules. Minkser said the. board is ready to listen to all persons who have suggestions on future improvements of the rules. Violence against teachers will be met with suspension and expulsion from school. Stealing, possession of liquor, narcotics, explo- (Continued on page 2, column 1) SNAKING DOWN THE RIVER — Boats of the U.S. Navy's Mobile Riverine Force move through the \\1ndflig 1 tributaries of the Saigon River carrying troops of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade searching for Viet Cong units reported in the area. Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, is visible in the background, barely a rifle shot away. (AP Wirephoto) Tolls May Favor Rocky, But I'll Win Nomination': Nixon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former Vice President Richard M. Nixon says he is confident his primary victories will lead to the Republican presidential nomination, even should public opinion polls favor rival Nelson A. Rockefeller. Public opinion polls involve only "about 3,000 people across the,, country," Nixon said in Springfield, N.J., Monday, and he said he doubted Republican Salary Too Low; Jersey Assessor Gives Up Job JERSEYVILLE — Jersey County Supervisor of Assessments Robert Bos worth, refused to accept reappointment to his office Monday after the board of supervisors voted to rehire him at a salary of $7,500 which he did not think was enough. Bosworth, who served as supervisor of assessments .for eight years and as county treasurer for four years, told the Telegraph today that it would take "a little more" than the $9,600 he had requested for him to take the job now without the ba'-king of the board. If the board does not make an appointment, Leslie Shines, by virtue of his office as county treasurer, will serve as the ex-officio supervisor of assessments, State's Attorney Alvin H. Pettit said. Under the new salary schedule, county officials elected this year and taking office in December will receive a minimum salary of $9,000 Bosworth's salary when he took office eight years ago was set at $0,600 and has not been increased since then, although the salaries of other county officials have been increased with the begin ting of each new term of offl.ce during this time. National Convention delegates would be swayed by them. "I have the same, thing going or me that Eugene McCarthy has," said Nixon referring to primary victories. "But I think hat the Republian party will listen to the people and I don't hink the Democrats will." Nixon had said earlier the democratic convention "will go ;he way of the bosses" and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey will get the nomination despite Democratic primary victories for McCarthy and the late Sen Robert P. Kennedy. California Gov. Ronald Rea gan, meanwhile, brushed aside new talk by GOP presidentia aspirant Rockefeller of a Rocke feller-Reagan ticket. "I've made my position very plain," Reagan said at an air port news conference in Sacra mento. "I'm not interested in the vice presidency at all." Rockefeller had said in San Francisco the possibility of such a GOP ticket is "wide open" .. Clashes Around Saigon, In North; Allied Alert SAIGON (AP) — A series of lashes broke out Monday and oday around Saigon and in the ar northwest, two flash points vhere big battles are expected oon. In South Vietnam's northwest ;orner, U.S. Marines reported milling another 89 North Vietnamese .in a two-day running attle near the abandoned Khe Sanh combat base. Thirteen Marines were killed and 68 wounded. Since Friday, when fighting erupted on the eastern edge of he demilitarized zone, Marines lave reported killing 290 enemy troops along the northern frontier. A Marine company fought the North Vietnamese for 3^ hours ending Sunday night. Another Marine company relieved them and came under an attack Mon day that lasted for five hours. Battle Into Night Two companies of the 101st Airborne Division blocking infiltration routes reported killing 21 enemy soldiers 28 miles northwest of Saigon, in a battle that raged into the night. Four Americans were killed and 13 wounded. The companies had artillery and helicopter gunship support. U.S. 9th Division infantrymen 'ought for an hour today with an enemy force 19 miles southwest of Saigon and reported killing 13. There were no American casualties. A new pait of Saigon's de fenses, U.S. Navy river patrol boats and helicopters, destroyed three enemy sampans carrying rocket launchers toward Saigon along the Dong Nai River, 11 miles east of the capital. Three enemy soldiers were killed. But enemy gunners shelled three targets within six miles of Saigon in more harassing at tacks today. Enemy gunners also aimed at a bridge linking Saigon with the Mekong Delta to the south and a military post southwest of the capital. Twelve American sol diers and two government troops were wounded at the bridge and three Americans ivere wounded at the military post. Saigon itself has not been shelled since June 21, but allied commanders expect the enemy o make a third attack on the capital later this month. In continuing counterblows All'Stars The Telegraph has sent Sportswriter Jim Bell and .Photographer Don Hayes to Houston to, cover the All- Star baseball game. Their coverage starts today on page B-2. against the expected attack, U.S. B52 bombers flew three more missions Monday night, aiming at fresh enemy regiments believed massing in Phuoc Long Province, near the Cambodian border 75 miles north of Saigon. Viet Cong troops shelled, a small South Vietnamese outpost 58 miles southwest of Saigon. U.S. pilots flew 140 missions against North Vietnam's southern panhandle Monday and another Air Force F4 Phantom was shot down during the night. At dawn a Jolly Green Giant h<Bli- copter rescued the two crewmen —1st Lt. Charles W. Mosley, 26, of Lawrence, Kan., and 1st Lt. Don M. HaUenbeck, 24—45 miles north of the demilitarized zone. Both were unharmed, the; Air Force said. Meets Thieu This Month Globetrotting for LBJ? By FRANK CORMIER SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) — The. announcement that President Johnson has agreed to meet with South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu this month has increased speculation John- son plans a busy season of globetrotting. The President had returned from Central America—jetting to all five republics there in seven hours Monday—only hours before Thieu's office in Saigon announced the meeting planned in Honolulu about July 20. 1 There already had been strong speculation that Johnson, who made a 4%-day around- tour last December, might range all over the map Third Circuit Hardest Hit by Cook's Call for Judicial Aid By W\YNE MARKHAM Telegraph Staff Writer A mounting caseload in Cook County has resulted in a rush call seeking help from downstate magistrates — but the move is causing problems in the downstate circuits, especially the Third Judicial Circuit of Madison and Bond counties, the Telegraph has learned. A check of court recoixJs shows that the Third Circuit District has the busiest docket in downstate Illinois, second only statewide to the Cook County District. This problem was heightened by the death of Associate Judge Austin Lewis, which caused doubling up of the remaining judges.. The Telegraph further learned that only one magistrate from the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which includes Jersey. Greene, and Macoupin counties, was ordered to report for Cook County duty, even though the Seventh District has the lowest number of backlogged cases in the state. All six magistrates in the Third Circuit were affected by the state order which assigns them one-week duty in the backlogged Chicago area courts The state' directive came with Intle warning a scant week before it took effect, and necessitated a hurried shuffling of vacation schedules and court assignments made many months before. Chnf Judge Harold R. Clark of the Third Judicial Circuit in Edwardsville said he couldn't complain about the order, other than the inconvenience it caused the (Continued on page 2, colunm 2) Gunman Gives Up After 7 Days; Wants Vietnam SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Gunman Wally Mellish, who held his shotgun bride and their baby hostage for seven days while police kept a cordon around him, surrendered today after he was a promised a chance to fight in Vietnam. Mellish, a 22-year-old former mental patient and convicted car thief, was taken to Ingleburn army camp to see if the army would have him. Mejlish's 19-year-old bride and childhood sweetheart, Beryl Muddle, was taken with her 11- week-old son Leslie to her parents. For the time being the police did not enforce a warrant for her arrest for failing to pay a $42 fine for prostitution. Mellish ended his bizarre holdout after talking for nearly three hours on the telephone with the Rev. Clyde Paton, chaplain at Long Bay JaiL.Mell- ish's chief condition for surrender was that he be given a chance to serve with Australia's forces in Vietnam during the coming weeks. There was talk of possible Johnson trips to Africa, Asia, South America and Europe-i- perhaps even to Moscow—before his term ends. Wherever he goes, Johnson would be hard pressed to top Monday's record of five countries between breakfast and mid- afternoon. Starting out in El Salvador, he traveled 1,050 miles to Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala. When he reached Guatemala City last stop before returning to his Texas ranch for a brief stay, the chief executive was exactly 95 miles away from his itarting point, the city of San Salvador. Johnson was the first U.S. president to visit all five nations of .Central America. In effect, operated a homewardbound ferrying service for the presidents of the other countries who lad joined him at the weekend Latin summit in San Salvador. Each of Monday's stops followed a pattern: Johnson never left the airports, stayed in each country about an hour, exchanged formal speeches with the host presidents and mingled with leading citizens at informal receptions. INSIDE EDITORIAL ....... A-4 Madison County refuse disposal program could be held up. CLIFFORD ,,,.,,, A-2 Jack Clifford pushes for action now on waste disposal. DOWNSTREAM ..... A-3 The Raymond fishing family to bid Alton-adieu. FAMILY ,,,,,,,, A-8 Miss Debutante of 1968 crowned Elegante Deltante, SPORTS B-2 Drysdale and Tiant starting pitchers in tonight's All-Star game, HARRIS . . . , ,,, , A>5 Up to now, McCarthy run- nuig weU in the p,olis, BARRETT ....... B.J Good decoration and inv provements increase bouse value regardless of location, Alton Policeman Testifies Loot Found in Marge 9 s Home By ART THOMASON Telegraph Staff Writer CARUNVIfcLE - Alton PO. lice Sgt. Harold Cox testified in the Marjorie Chrlstesgn trial here today that tools and items seized from her Fairmount home were reported taken in the burglary of a Bunker Hill lumber company, Armed with a search warrant, law enforcement officers entered Mrs. Chrlsteson's home to look for a stolen television get wfean they discovered the other items in a bedroom of the home, Sgt. Cox said in his testimony which started Monday and continued this morning. Mrs. Chrlsteson and Jack Cannady are on trial before a jury today on charges of the July SO and Aug. 1, 1967 burglary and theft at the Lan- drfith Lumber Co., Bunfcer Hill. They were indicted by a Macoupin County Grand Jury. States Attorney Thomas Carmody is the prosecutor. Inside Mrs. Christeson's home during the police search, officers could clearly see the items in the bedroom through a hallway, Cox testified Monday. Cox checked by radio with the Alton police department to confirm an earlier report that the power tools were taken in a burglary at Bunker Hill. When the report was confirmed, Cox ordered the 59 items seized and taken to police headquarters where lumber company owner Herman Lag- dreth later identified most of the items as taken from his store, testimony revealed. Landreth described to the jury Monday the brand names of power tools, saws and drills taken from his business place. Defense attorney Edward Groshong of East Alton objected, to Landreth reading ihe list of tools that did not appear on a police recovery list. Circuit Judge Paul c. Vertic;- cbio, presiding at the trial, overruled Groshong's objection. MAKGE AND JACK—Airs. Marjorie aiul Jack Cannady stand on steps ot Macouplu County courthouse during a pause in their (rial on burglary an dtljett ghawges iu CarliuvUle.

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