Southern Illinoisan from Carbondale, Illinois on August 31, 1971 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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1-1-72 LIBRARY, LlriDSAY-SClMOS "-"- p0. BOX 7S9 J J ..-..b:., DECATUR, ILL. 62525 Art. 8 o 1 PUBLICATION OFFICE Carbondale 710 N. Illinois Herrin 212 N. Uth Murphysbcro 1113 Walnut Successor tot Cartoondal FrM Prtss, Hirrln Daily Journal Murphysbor Independent Volume 79 No. 205 10c a Copy Two Sections TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1971 ir k Carbondale Herrin Murphysbcro Sou .(SLm Pagesy Another i ESI R Si Springfield (AP) A fifth mysterious box of un-cashed checks and records of the late Secretary of State Paul Powell has been discovered in a Springfield apartment building, the Illinois Bureau of Investigation said today. An IBI spokesman said Racial strife in Pontiac, Mich. esf royeo in explosion Pontiac, Mich. (AP) The FBI and police joined in a hunt today for the person or persons who blew up 10 empty school buses and damaged two others a week before schools were to open under a court- crdered integration plan. There were no injuries. The factory city's Board of Education has been battling the integration plan which would involve busing about 8,0C0 cf the city's 24,000 public school pupils cut of their neighborhoods to achieve racial balance. The board has warned of a "foreseeable disaster of race relations." The 10 buses destroyed Monday night and two damaged ones were part of a fleet of 55 vehicles in a fenced and lighted lot a half-mile from downtown. ' Illinois colleges and universities 1 S By Linda G. Knibbs Lindsay-Schaub News Service Mattoon Slashes in higher education budgets were attacked Monday by ncnadministration represen tatives from 11 state-supported colleges and universities. The representatives voted to support over-riding line item vetoes of higher education spending bills inflicted recently by Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. The Ad Hoc Higher Education Caucus, meeting at the request of the faculty senate at Eastern Illinois University, also voted to: Oppose tuition increases. Support legislation that would allow collective bargaining for public employes and college and university faculty and staff. Endorse a policy that would allow students to vote in the city fwhere they attend school. Those in attendance were representatives of faculty senates, student bodies, civil service groups, the American Association of University Professors, American Federa-tionrf Teachers and Illinois Association of Higher Education. Schools represented were Beville Area College, Chicago State College, Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, Northeastern Illinois Sfpfe College, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Southern Illinois University at Trot classic at Du By Ben Gelman Of The Southern Illinoisan The running of the $130,000 Hambletonian Classic trotting race for three-year-olds is the big event at the Du Quoin State Fair Wednesday. First heat is 2 p.m. There are nine starters and early reports indicate a wide open race with no special favorites. In addition, there will be a filly division of the Hambletonian this year for the first time, with the first heat set for 2:15 p.m. Desert Wind, owned by syQoe n if n H ill namoie' ousoncis sn uncasnea cnecKs "thousands of dollars" in un-cashed checks for license plates and auto sales taxes were found in the five boxes, which also contained other documents and $13 in cash. The spokesman said a count of the value of the hundreds of checks had not been made but rnpry scnoos puses Pontiac ponce said they had a report that a watchman was assigned to the area but that he was not m the immediate vicinity when the blasts went off. Police found some wiring under a couple of the charred buses, leading them to speculate that at least some cf the buses were linked by electrical wires which were exploded by a detonator, thus Wasting more than one bus at a time. Police said that some of the bombs had been placed between the gas tank and the chassis of the buses and that bits of blasting caps were still visible under the buses, along with bits of wire. Officers said entry was made to the lot by cutting a hole in the chain link fence and explosives charges were planted under or a Edwardsville, Triton Junior College, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Western Illinois University and EIU. "We must convince the public, our representatives and the governor that the reduction goes far beyond the removal of excess fat," Roger Whitlow of EIU, chairman of the meeting, said during his opening remarks. "It goes to the point where our universities are almost inoperable." Examples of hardships faced by the institutions were nresente bv Robert V. Shuff rl EIU. Changes implemented because cf Ogilvie's $809,000 out in his university's 1971-72 budget include: Five per cent of recently accepted students have been informed they will not be able to attend EIU this fall. 50 per cent of the student employe budget was reduced so countless other students may have to voluntarily withdraw. The library will be closed on weekends and library spending will be drastically cut. Protective maintenance cannot be provided for the university's equipment and property. Sheldon Plager reported the U of I has already canceled any staff salary increases for this year, giver, termnial contracts to many nontenure faculty and frozen student admissions and Quoin State Fair Wed ronian Hayes Fair Acres of Du Quoin, is given a fair chance to win this event. Advance tickets are running about the same as last year, according to Fred Huff, fair publicist, which means a big crowd is expected, probably in the neighborhood of 15,000. Among the harness racing fans expected are a group of 75 to 80 former members of the state Constitutional Conven tion holding a reunion at the fair; a group of about 50 led by Melvin Lockard, Mattoon banker and former Southern Il linois University trustee; a Pow discvare added he doubted it would come close to the $850,000 "shoebox fortune" discovered after Powell's death last October. The IBI released sketchy details of the discovery Monday saying that three boxes had been found Sunday and a fourth about 24 hours later. Today's between the buses. Six charges reportedly were planted directly under individual vehicles, while the ethers were placed between buses. Describing the explosions, a resident of the neighborhood said she heard "a loud boom, and then there were flames the buss, everything around." She said flames leaped 100 fe?t Others reported hearing a series cf expVsions. Units of the Ponfiac Fire Department fought to bring the blazes under control, but Fire Chief Charles Marion said the buses appeared to be destroyed. Pontiac Mayor Robert F. Jackson said that "every bus in the system was essential" to the busing program in which about 80" buses were to be used. faculty and staff hiring. Nearly $? million of. professional positions have been eliminated at the U of i, ac cording to R. A. Eubanks. Individuals present emphasized at various times during the afternoon that although coordinated action to fight the budget reductions is essential they had not been officially appointed to the caucus by the organizations which they represented. However, since the majority of the schools have been recessed until the beginning of fall session in Sepember the group agreed to organize im-mediateH' and nass resolutions as an ad hoc caucus. A member from each of the nine universities and two junior colleges was selected to a steering committee. That committee will meet Sept. 8 at Illinois State University in Normal to formulate plans for lobbying in support of removing the budget cuts when the legislators return to Springfield next month. Attending Monday's confer-ence from SIU at Carbondale were Don irwm observing tor the Carbondale Federation of University Teachers, and Robert Harrell, new president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors. The meeting was called by Roger Whitlow, chairman of the faculty senate at EIU. nesdayhi group of about 150 brought by John Davison of Mt. Vernon; a group of 35 go 40 brought by Bill Maddox of Decautr; and another group of 62 brought by the Pollack brothers of WTest Frankfort. Others expected at the fair are 10 children from the South ern Illinois Children's Service Center at Hurst and their counselors. They will be guests of the Ainad Shrine. Also, two California teenagers, Janna Spear and Phil Ber-singer, winners of a recent TV Dating Game contest, will be guests of the fair at the big announcement said four we"e recovered Sunday and a fifth Monday. Hundreds of checks were found rubberbanded and stapled together in the boxes, the spokesman said. All of the checks were for vehicle license plates and automobile sales taxes. Dealers in Illinois send the sales taxes to the Secretary of State who forwards them to the Department of Revenue. A tenant who was not iden tified immediately reported that he found four boxes, describe as about the size of beer cases while cleaning out a storage bin in a basement laundry room. Hie IBI said the fifth box was found in a search of the apart ment of William Glenn in the same building. Before his death in October in Rochester, Minn., where he was a Datient at the Mayo Clinic Powell instructed motorists make checks for license plates payable to him. The IBI spokesman said that he examined a number o checks and they were uncash ed. "This raises some new mvsteries." he said. "You'd think that if a motorist didn' get his license plates in 30 days or so, he'd try to find out why not. And if he got them, how could the system operate with so much money missing?" Two months after Powell's death, it was disclosed that $850,000 in cash was found crammed into shoeboxes and valises, most of it reportedly in a closet of his suites at the St Nicholas Hotel in Springfield The source of the money has no been learned. Ogilvie changes plans Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie can not attend a reception planned today in Marion, he notified James Sanders. Ogilvie said he had an emer gency meeting which will keep him from the 7:30 to 9:30 p.m reception at the Holiday Inn Sanders. Marion, a member of the United Republican Fund board of governors, sponsor o the reception, said it will be held anyway since more than 1,000 invitations were sent out He said members of Ogilvie's staff and department heads wil attend. Ogilvie said he still plans to attend the Hambletonian race at the Du Quoin State Fair Wed nesday. CLOUDY Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with little change in temperatures. Low tonight in the upper 60s. High Wednesday 88 to 93. Weather details, map page 14 race. They arrive in Southern Illinois today for a three-day visit to the area. Newsmen from all over the country, as well as England, Germany, Sweden and Canada have registered with the fair press room for coverage of the Hambletonian. Everything is "go" for the big day, except perhaps the weather. At noon today, the forecast for Wednesday was "scattered showers." A day-to-day schedule of fair events, with admission prices if any, appears on page two of the newspaper. ghlighf Show review By Ben Gelman Of The Southern Illinoisan The opening night audience rose to its feet twice Monday to applaud performers at the Du Qoin State Fair stage show starring The Carpenters, George Kirby, Peter Nefo, Diane Shelton and the S(w)inging Ambassadors. Both Kirby, at Du Quoin for the third time, and The Carpenters, making their first appearance on the big stage, were given standing ovations by the crowd of about 3,000. Kirby, who outshone star Jchnny Carson at the Du Quoin Labor Day show in 1S64, and then came back in 1965 for a whole week, has developed some fresh material, and was just as enthusiastically received as he was in his previous engagements. He believes in entertainment first, message, if any, incidentally. While getting in a couple of "black and white" jokes ("if I had a heart transplant, I'd want the heart of George Wal lace one that hasn't been used") he stuck mainly to a' non-controversial brand of humor, and drew applause for a long list of impersonations, including not only famous show business personalities, but a jet plane taking off and J. J. Johnson's trombone. Kirby is a man of many talents; he plays the piano, dances and sings and got his standing ovation for a soul-rock rendition of "Happy Day," one of the many religious-oriented songs so popular today. The Carpenters, young brother and sister act, had the whole second half of the show to themselves, backed only by their own five-man combo. Karen doubles as vocalist and on arums; orotner Kicnara sings, plays electric piano and is also composer-arranger for the group. They have recently skyrocket ed to the top cf the recording world. Monday, they performed a wide range of current hits. including "Please Help Me," 'Ticket to Ride," "And When He Smiles," "Sacre Bleu; I Fell in Love witn You," "iiamy Days and Mondays Get Me Down," "Close to You," and a Burt Bacharach medley. Hieir brand of music is a group effort, rather than an individual one. Even in Karen's solos, the background was turned up high on their complicated amplifying system, and her voice blended with, rather than stood out from, the instrumental background. My own personal taste would avor a different balance, giving the audience a better chance to hear both Karen's singing and Richard's talented piano playing. Peter Nero demonstrated his own fabulous brand of ivory tickling in elaborate arrange ments of sucn numbers as 'What the World Needs Now," the theme from "Love Story," Carol King's "It's Too Late" and two stirring numbers from the controversial musical, "Jes us tnrist buperstar. He was backed up by a drummer and guitarist and amplifiers. Diane Shelton, a shapely blonde in a scanty costume, twirled batons and things in a way no high school or college majorette ever dreamed of do ing. For openers, the show had rather long act by The S(w)inging Ambassadors, a bak er s dozen ot very personable young people They sang and danced to just about every current hit on the record books, backed by the Lou Breese Orchestra under Leo Kenning. Ovations George Kirby in third engagement at Du Quoin State Fair at Karen Richard I I,, ..H. j,,,. , . , -V- . - i V : i, " 111 - . - I :. . - - ;A" , r 'fyJ .A .:,Yi' Y: f . s . 'A f " ; ' V$ A--' i r - '"it i " I - - ' " r , r . -V' , fv ' T' . -" .--'-, " K (("mil ' - i ' J ' T ' ; - , ( '-. - 4 i, j' . ' ' M- " - V: -.:V ' -. r'Y1' " i . - v " ' 1 f, 9 . . . i' h H ' '. t :: :.- -v. ' ) - :; . . :- I l,X. " I ; , L 11 3R ; A Mili.l.jfc . wt . ..4. . .iM ul'4 mmm ;., Jii.imi,J. .Us ' I I'.si. . hi. It anxn ii Immu J ff!" "!'' ,ii -m...i..iuli.i.l,ljii.uv'.f"."J''i"i,-i,J ',. ft ! J' 'H"i..Lj i i - .. :'--.'?.- n ' JJ .. .. J tf-lt -"r W.v-.'.-VvW t ' ' r V - Ax-. -tj. -f a. 4. . , : ? .1 1 . 1 r . t . ,- I t- j ... r; , fc - r , , ,VS - -v-s i - i l j -1 v, ,; -: vJf " ' I I' i. 4- I. i. i Ui. MU. 4 iS I 4 !k M 4 1 JLm N, i. i. . 'Double in decade' Gray repeats: Area population to boom Rep. Kenneth J. Gray, D-West Frankfort, Monday predicted Southern Illinois' population will double in this decade. Speaking at a Greater Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce meeting in Mt. Vernon, Gray said Southern Illinois has been ahead of the rest of the nation in progress. He said recently added lakes, tourism and recreational attractions and a network of interstate highways will lead to additional industry and pop the fair Carpenter Carpenter ulation. Gray said better water and sewer plants will help make area towns more attractive to industry. He said 33,CCo miles cf the 43,500-mile interstate highway system are completed. He said when Interstate Rt. 64 is completed 40.C00 vehicles will pass through Mt. Vernon daily on that highway and Interstate Rt. 57. "Industry Is looking at Southern Illinois like it never has before," Gray said. eacher i smKes By the Associated Press Teacher strikes spread to two more Illinois communities today raising to six the number of districts where the fall opening of schools was imperiled or halted. Jerseyville and Lake Zurich teachers voted Monday to remain off the job pending settlement of contracts with school boards. Classes were scheduled to begin today for 4, COO pupils in Jerseyville, and Wednesday for 2.300 pupils in Lake Zurich. Teacher strikes continued in the Elgin district (23,000 pupils), Jacksonville (5,285), Decatur (21,000) and DeKalb (5,000). Strike votes in Bloomington, Glenbroox and Bloom Township were set for Wednesday, the 1EA said. In Decatur, School Superintendent Robert Oaks said parents' confusion, sympathy f:r teachers and harassment by pickets caused a poor 20 per cent tu.ncut of grade school children for volunteer registration Monday. There are 21,000 students in the district. Four Decatur football coaches decided Monday to cross picket lines and start football practice today. The men said they will work without pay and have urged assistant coaches not to follow their example. Hanrahan retuses to plea Chicago (AP) State's Atty. Edward V. Hanrahan and 13 ccdefendants refused today to enter pleas to indictments charging them with conspiracy to obstruct justice after a police raid in which two Black Panther party leaders were shot to death. Hanrahan, political protege of Mayor Richard J. Daley, told Jude Joseph A. Powe. eW rf the criminal division cf Circuit Court, h? does n't cms'0 his indictment vaMd and moved that it be quashed. Powe, whose handling of the special grand jury investigation has been criticized by lawyers associations, referred the motion to another circuit judge. As division chief Judge Pcwer handles administrative work and rarely presides at trials. The indictments were returned by a special Cook County Chicago grand jury then made public on an order from the Illinois Supreme Court to Judge Power. Their release ened f ur months of legal maneuvering between special prosecutor Barnes F. Sears and three altorncys saught to tions. for the accused who squash the accusa- Tourist facilities urged Speaking at a meeting of the Herrin Chamber cf Commerce Monday Sen. Gene Johns, D-Marion, said there should be an increased private investment to increase the tourist trade in Southern Illinois. Johns said the area is increasingly attracting tourist but that it lacks accommodations for them. He cited Lake Glendale, in Pope County, as an example of a lack of accommodation. He said "there are no provisions for grocery and ether supplies within 15 miles" cf the lake. He said there is no electricity for campers at the lake. He said hotels are non-existent cn lakes in Southern Illinois. School busing order stands Washington (AP) Chief Justice Warren E. Burger refused today to stav a court-ordered school busing plan for Winston-Salem, N.C.. but he said the Supreme Court had never required racial balance fcr every school. The Winston-Salem-Forsvth County Board of Education had asked Burger to hold up the order under which schools were spread to open Monday. 1

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