Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 9, 1968 · Page 2
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
July 9, 1968

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 2

Publication:
Location:
Alton, Illinois
Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 9, 1968
Page:
Page 2
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 2 article text (OCR)

ALTON EVENING TM-EGRAPM 1UESDAY, Jtfl/jf to Register Guns in Danger WASHINGTON (AP) - Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark renewed an appeal for federal registration of firearms today despite the administration's setback in the House. Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., brought the question up at a Senate juvenile delinquency subcommittee hearing on the firearms registration and licensing bin urged by- President Johnson. Thurmond asked Clark if he still advocates national registration in view of what happened In the House Rules Committee Monday. "•Jfes, 1 1 do," Clark replied. He said that registration would be "of tremendous help to law enforcement" by providing identification of the owners of guns used .in crimes. .:- Cefler's Pledge At toe Rules Committee meeting members obtained a pledge from Rep. Emanuel Celler, D- N.Y., to oppose any attempts to attach registration and licensing provisions to another bill to ban interstate sales of firearms, either ">by mail or over-the-counter.' " : ; The/effect of the bin would be to extend to shotguns and rifles the restrictions provided on sales of handguns in the recently passed crime control bill. Ceiler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and in line to head House conferees in any negotiations with the Senate on gun control legislation, said he made his pledge in an effort to save the long gun bill. Awhile I'in in favor of registration and licensing," Celler said, *Tm anxious to get a rule on this bin," by which he meant he wanted the proposal in mail- order-sales sent to the House floor. He went on: "In order to get a rule, I'm willing to oppose any amendment offered pn the floor of the House dealing with registration and licensing., In conference, I win oppose ~any attempt to add registration as an amendment to this bill." LBJ's Moves .President Johnson had proposed to Congress that the ban on' the mail-order sale of pistols contained in the recently passed omnibus crime bill be extended to rifles and shotguns. He also gsked for the registration of all guns and the licensing of their Schools (CoBtfaraed From Page 1) gives, weapons and firecrackers will be enforced with expulsion or suspension and police action, the rules state. The new rules include specific items for bus and cafeteria conduct and for school conduct in general and provide for identification cards. Student Council President Banks told the Telegraph that many of the new rules need to be more clearly "defined." School District Supt. J. B. Johnson said that the rules and regulations would be explained fully to the high school student body in an assembly when school op- •ens in the fall. One member of the audience at the board meeting Monday night complimented the school board on the rules but said the dress code should be studied each year by a student committee. Another young member of the audience said the new rules limited students. He felt that more liberal regulations should.be adopted. He said music should be played during the .five minute period when students walk between classes and the period should be extended. _ Alton Evening Telei owners. Celler was joined by Rep. William M. McCullough of Ohio, ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee in opposing the registration bill. McCulloch said he would oppose the registration bill "without qualification. 1 am fearful that registration legislation at this time would endanger this bill." He also told the committee he have made such a "had not t felt that would not statement the overwhelming majority if not all the minority felt that 8^/ way," referring to the Republican members of the Judiciary committee. Several members o: the rules committee indicated they could vote for a ban on sales but would oppose the registration of firearms. Celler and McCulloch would be part of the House team to iron out any differences in House-Senate conference in bills passed by the two bodies. If opposed to any measure they could prevent any agreement between the House and the Senate. SUNNY, NOT SO HUMID — Scattered showers and thundershowers are forecast for Tuesday night for most of the southern and eastern states from Texas to New England. Copier air will flow into the Great Lakes and upper Ohio Valley. It. will 'be slightly warmer in parts of the northern Plains and southern Plateaus. (AP Wirephoto Map) ByfiiitLttoTKA fetegrapfc Staff Wrtttf EDWAftDSVILLE - Madisoti County Sanitation Officer Jack ft. Clifford said today that to watt untfl ft thfe*G«tffity survey on fetos* disposal Is completed may be too late, since current county landfills, with .the exception of Alton's, might be filled within two years and anew ogram might not replace them bitime. • Clifford's comments followed New. Cell for Sirhan LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sirhan Bishara Sirhan has been secretly whisked to a cell in the Hall of Justice, where he will face trial on charges of murdering Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. A convoy of patrol cars manned by seven deputies from the Central Jail, completed the move Sunday, Sheriff Peter J. Pitchess announced Monday. The 14-minute move was so secret not even Russell E. Parsons, Sirhan's attorney, knew Judges (Continued From Page 1) individual magistrates. As for the "emergency" In Cook County, Judge Clark said it has been a problem for 10 years, an evaluation supported by Judge Roy 0. Gulley, director of the administrative ^office for the state-wide circuit court svstem. Judgp Gulley said, "The problem of Cook County is an old one and right now their docket is about five years behind." f He explained that cases filed in 1963 are just now coming to trial in the overloaded Chicago courts. . ? A 1967 year-end report of the Third^Circuit, cairiejftin the Telegraph, showed that jury -cases here are just about a year behind.' The wait for other cases is less however, and Judge Clark said the magistrates were "able to keep their heads above water." This is the.first year the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court has assigned any magistrates to the Cook County district, which has half the judges in the state. While the two - county Third Judicial Circuit has six magistrates, the Cook 1 County Circuit has 108 magistrates serving its- courts. When asked if any provisions are made for the caseloads the magistrates have in their own districts, Gulley said, "We hope that the local circuits can do double duty." He added that should the order to send judges or magistrates cause a new backlog in the other circuits, then re-assignment within the statewide, system will make up for the overload. In the past, according to Gulley, circuit court judges have been assigned to help the Chicago courts, but the Third Judicial Circuit here was unable to supply any judges from its already hard - pressed pool this year. With the death of Judge Lewis, the system was left without a judge to replace him, and Clark indicated that he intends to ask the state circuit court office for help. Clark said he will call Gulley this week and ask for the replacement judge under the same legislative ruling which allows downstate magistrates and judges to be assigned Chicago court duty. The reassignment directive came in the middle of June, effective June 27, after the Third Circuit magistrates had already set their summer schedule. Vacation plans and as- dgwnent orders bid to be completely re-organized be- complying with the order. about it. "We knew it was coming," said one of Parson's aides, "but ;he time was a secret even from us." 'The transfer was accomplished in a routine manner and was part of an over-all previous- y scheduled program of security for the inmate," Pitchess said. The 24-year-old Jordanian immigrant's new 6-by-8 foot cell is on the 13th floor in the Hall of Justice. The Hall of Justice's jail quarters have undergone a complete renovation, accelerated because of the Sirhan case. Sirhan's cell s in an isolated corridor with no outside windows and no other jrisoners. It is equipped with a bunk fixed to the wan, a toilet, wash basin and a 12-inch circular mirror attached to the wall. V^NP8Jt8JI * W8JP WHpl8J8]|. Qf Wf tCWfM MMf Mfrflf» A larger security area for visitors adjoins the cell. It has bars and sliding doors and a 20-by- 30-inch window in one wall. Sirhan and visitors can loo 1 at one another through the window and talk by telephone. "This way there's no chance of ' passing anything," said a sheriff's aide. Sirhan is charged with killing Kennedy on June 5 at the Ambassador Hotel during the senator's victory celebration following the California Democratic presidential primary. He also Is charged with wounding five peo- ple In the hail of gunfire that cut down Kennedy. Sirhan is to enter a plea on July 19. Since his arraignment he day of the shooting, he has >een in an 8-by-10 foot cell at the Central Jail. Deputies in three shifts guarded him there around the clock. One was in the cell with him at all times, one peered in through a porthole and four stood in the corridor outside. RIDING MOWER 5 HP $iQ7 25" Cut 191 GRANTS 19 Eastgate Plaza 'IDA', says... You can always stretch your dollar in Downtown Alton The Buy-Word is "The Dollar You Sav. Will Be Your Own" when you shop in Downtown Alton during Our "30'a Stylo" "Sidewalk Sale" this Saturday. Watch this paper Friday night lor Rome real "steali"! One day only, Saturday, July 131 •'IDA* means. Tn 'D'owntown 'A'lton. * * * * Weather Forecast ALTON and vicinity — Partly cloudy early tonight with a chance for showers or thunder showers. Wednesday mostly sun ny, not quite so. warm and less humid. Low tonight near 60, high Wednesday in mid 80s. DATA AT THE DAM 8 A.M. at Alton Dam — Temperature 74; Tailwater 13.2 Ft; Yesterday's High 90. Low 70; Raia to 7 a.m., 0.19 in. Refuse Can't Is Clifford's Reply statement Wisely, of Monday by Ed Homer & Shifrin, Inc. a St. Louis planning Irm, who said his company had been advised by the U.S. Department of Public Health that Madison County might be better off waiting for a three-county survey due in March, because t of possible federal funding. County Sanitation Committee Chairman Carl Buehler said the committee would report back with a recommendation at t h e county board's next meeting, July 17. Clifford told the Telegraph that even in the event of passage of a November bond issue by the voters for a waste disposal method, either landfill approach or incinerator method, at least two years would pass before the plan could go into op- eratftffl. In the meantime, current private landfills would be teaching capacity. Any further delay, therefore, could leave the county with mountains of trash and no place to put it by 1970, Clifford indicated. The sanitation officer said that the siuay prepared oy Irtor- ner & Shlfrln, Inc., contained two major recommendations: first, the county should operate its own refuse disposal system; and second, the county board should choose between a landfill system or incinerator concept. Wisely told the supervisors that the county might be better off awaiting the completion of the tri-county survey (Madison St. Clair and Monroe) since federal funding of such refuse 'Sneaky Pete 9 Off The Coast CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) A combined antisubmarine and mine warfare naval exercise kn6wn as Sneaky Pete will be conducted off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia during the next two weeks. disposal systems-is currently pending in congressional legislation. The county Has rushed Its per* tion of the study with the possibility that a bond issue may be presented to the voters Nov. 5. The recommended landfill approach for three county land- Ellis would cost $3,800,000, While the incinerator method of trash disposal would run 17,800,000, the survey showed. In other discussion daring Monday's special meeting, the question was raised of whether federal funding would prevent the county from controlling which dumpers are allowed to use a county-operated facility. State's Attorney Leon 0. Scrogg'ns, in reply to a question from one of the supervisors, siid he believes federal funding "might very well" permit out-iif-state haulers to use a county landfill or incinerator. As for controlling the use of private landfills by out-of-state haulers, one supervisor pointed out that the county could apply strict regulations to private landfills once a public facility becomes available. Now, he said, there would be no place for haulers in Madison County to dump if private owners are forced out of business by stringent regulations. your do//crr Buys MORE at... DOWNTOWN ALTON. lUJNOiS Don't miss the boat! JULY CLEARANCE Starts tomorrow at 9 am ! SHOES 15.98 Men's 11.98 Ladies' 14.98 Ladies' 7.99 ©iris 1 $9.90 $5.88 $7.88 $2.97 Hush Puppiei (Dii.)i 10,99 Men's $7.99 9.99 ladles' 14.99 8.99 Bpy-Girl $5,99 6.99 Infants' $3.99 LADIES DRESSES & SPORTSWEAR Dresses 7.99 to $35 Sportswear $4 to $19 In famous, nationally advertised brands you know and trust, sixes for all Juniors, Mist, and Half sues up te 80% OFF MEN'S WEAR 59.95 Suits $42.44 All manner and kinds of shertsltfeve shirts regular 2.99 to $5 at 2 for $3 & 2 for $5 Bermudas Casual Pants 1.97 19 2.97 $4.97 CHILD'S WEAR 3.44-$7 Dreisei Va OFF 49c Bpxer Shorts 98c Boxer Jeans 1.69 Blue Jeans 12.98 Sportcoaf 36c Glrli Brief 2.29 &lrl Shorts 2.49 Short Sets 3/frl 8/12 81 84.96 ••fl.lt |1.99 1,98'Beys'Shirts 3/$2 SWIMWEAR Girls: 3.98 S!i«s 4-6X <**m 1,87 2.99 $8.88 11.88 $2.97 f7i tfc Plus, many other clearance items too numerous to mention! (They're on second boat!) Ifore Hourn Monday and Friday 9iQQ to 9iOO Tuesday, WidnesJay, Thursday, and Saturday 9iQQ to SiOO < ''• ' '••'••' < ' -

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page