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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - February 26, 1966, Alton, Illinois                                Where Do Alcoholics Turn to For Help See A6 LIGHTER SIDE A Texan is a guy who doesnt know whose picture is on a one dollar EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving the Alton Community for More Than 130 Years CLOUDY SUNDAY Low High 45 Complete Weather Established January 1836 37 FEBRUARY 1966 20 PAGES 7c Per Copy Member of The Associated Aid Rent May Be Withheld By ED POUND Telegraph Staff Writer The Madison County Depart ment of Public Aid may have to resort to withholding rent payments for some families on assistance who are living in substandard the Tel egraph was told We are going to have to re sort to it in a few If we Ill not Robert superintendent of the Edwardsville based said Gwin said his department could hold up rent allow ances for buildings which violate local ordinances es tablishing health and safety The Illinois Department of Public Aid was given the pow Gwin by legislation passed in the last session of the Illinois General The new legislation stipulates rental payments may be with held when there was knowledge that a building containing hous ing accommodations occupied by a general assistance appli cant or recipient violated any law or ordinance establishing fire prevention or other health and safety stand The Gwin is primarily aimed at slum although it is certainly not limited to the slum Up to this Gwin said the departmment has not with held rental We dont have the large own ership slum dwellings in the Gwin But there are a few specific cases in ex istence where we feel housing Is In these specific ar Gwin the land lords will have to change their views and attitudes or face the loss of rental Implementing the action wil not be the departments first Gwin Gwin said his department wil first attempt to secure the co operation of the property own ers in but if the owners refuse to make the the department will not hesitate in withholding rental If the department decides to withhold payments in cer tain Gwin said it will need the cooperation of city officials in the Caseworkers will report vi olations to Gwin and I will report them to the pub lie officials City officials will investigate and if their report confirms vi the landlord will be notified that rent will not to paid until the violations are cor Gwin said the Idea be hind the legislation is to give us some basis for seeing to it that our people at least be housed In min imum standard INSIDE Today EDITORIAL A4 The trap has sprung at last The Hodge Butler formula has been invoked on municipal property taxes in Madison DEADLINE A2 Those seatbelts must be in latemodel cars at midnight HAPPY A3 Grafton joyously getting ready for new boat SPORTS Bl Madison shakes the area prep scene by upsetting the states thirdranked FAMILY All Alton Childrens Theater members are making pup pets for May ROWAN A5 More trouble ahead for in Emergency Meeting Called as City Financial Crisis Looms GRIM PROCESSION Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division carry body of dead comrade on stretcher to row of others killed fighting the Viet Cong in Boi Loi Woods in South Viet The platoon was attempting to capture a Viet Cong bunker in the AP Wire photo Apollo Moonshot Flight Successful Picked Out of Sea CAPE AP The first unmanned Apollo noonship successfully rocketed over a blistering bal listic coursetoday and parachuted to a landing in the south Atlantic Recovery craft raced to retrieve The mission control center re jorted that the craft plunged nto the sea near Ascension Is only about 35 miles west of the main recovery ship the aircraft carrier Helicopters with frogmen aboard were dispatched to the Civilians Named In Syria Syria AP Syrias coup leaders named two civilians to head the new regime Friday night and relaxed cur few The leftwing which seized military power landing A Saturn most powerful rocket ever built by the United thundered away from Cape Kennedy at CAPE most powerful rocket ever launched by the United a Saturn hurled an unmanned Apollo moonship over a blazing re entry course today and the craft was recovered after parachuting into the By JIM KULP Telegraph Staff Writer Alton Mayor Clyde Wiseman has requested an emergency meeting of the finance and rev enue committees to consider the citys critical financial situa tion in the face of a ruling lim iting the tax rales to the Hodge Butler The meeting is scheduled for and all al dermen are being invited to at The result of Madison County States Attorney Jos eph Bartylaks opinion lim iting municipal tax rates to the restrictive HodgeBut ler will to re duce Altons total annual revenue by some though Wiseman believes it will be closer to Wiseman said he will ira mediately recommend to the aldermen that they enact a util ity controversial proposal currently under study in Jhe city The Mayor also believes that a referendum to increase the municipal tax rates should be submitted to the voters at the next general city election in Wiseman had suggested to the city council that the tax rates be lowered to the HodgeButler formula if a utility tax was an action that he said would produce about in he we have no Altons financial situation prior to Fridays announce ment that the HodgeButler formula was to be applied was der the present tax rates which were extended beyond the HodgeButler the city was unable to finance its operations under the corporate streets and street refuse collection and parks and Wiseman we wouldnt have any funds for street lights at pointing for that this fund was budget ed at but only was available in rev enue toward meeting The corporate fund had 000 in revenue to finance an op eration totaling ac cording to In streets and bridges there was a levy of to finance an operation budgeted at while refuse collec tion had a levy of tow ard a Playgrounds and recreation levied toward a budget of and the levy for parks was to finance budget of Even under its current operation the city has to fi nance its operations from other sources other than property such as sales taxes and licenses and the mayor City Comptroller Harry Ram ey said the cash position of the city is critical and Alton will be out of cash after about one more bill He point ed out that under the Hodge Butler formula the city cannot anticipate as much as Wiseman believes the amount of revenue that the city will lose will total on the citys total he pointed is more than it takes to operate the fire or the refuse collection Continued on Page 9 Theres a Catch A ItOH Rd te In New Tax Rate wi i j S j Lents The new tax rates for Altons property owners under the Hodge Butler formula may look good at but theres a A house with a price tag of with an assessed valuation of is billed for annually by the city total tax rate at which Alton proper under the tax rates extended beyond the HodgeButler limiI owners will be billed for tax es this spring is for each Under the HodgeButler formula the citys share of this homes taxes will be reduced to or But what is that going to do to Altons operations Mayor Wiseman says it will curtail or stop if no new source of revenue is The average homeowner may be gleeful over the news of his lower tax says the that wont do him any good if his garbage isnt picked up of assessed valuation re fleeting a net decrease of cents from last years rate fig The Alton announc ed Friday afternoon at the of fice of County Clerk Eulalia applies to all property in the citytownship except those annexed areas continuing to pay Godfrey Fire Protection District taxes or those extend ed for retirement of Wood Riv er Township Hospital Five items making up the new total rate for most property in Alton are Madison County tax cents per assessed valua a raise of cents Alton Township a one mill drop City of Alton cor poration a slash of 21 cents from the past due to extension of a mu nicipal rates this year in ac junta last Wednesday named Noured din as chief of replacing deposed Amin Youssef was appointed prime minister in place of Salah The an made over Radio did not identify the members of the which calls itself the Temporary Command of the Arab Socialist Baath Other civilian members of he government were expected to be chosen from former Cabinet members of a threemonth gov ernment headed by Zayyen last That government fell in December when more moderate Baathists installed Bitar as pre The Temporary Command announced that it would remain in power during an unspecified transition period and would re tain the authority to fire the head of state and Cabinet mem Observers said this indicated that Atassi and both were a front for the junta to reduce its military im Most of the tanks and armored cars that moved into the center of the capital during the first two days of the coup have withdrawn to the outskirts of The radio announced that starting today residents will be allowed into the streets from 5 to 9 Normal worsting hours will be resumed in gov ernment institutions the radio The launching was the first of a long series of Apollo shots aimed at landing American as tronauts oh the moon in this dec If there are no major prob the historic adventure could be achieved on the 12th early in The huge Saturn 22 sto ries tall and weighing 650 tons on blazed away from Cape Kennedy at EST on the tremendous million pounds of thrust generat ed by its first stage a massive cluster of eight en A tail of flame the length of a football field fanned out be hind the rocket as it climbed up tilting over on a south east The rocket was launched aft er the shot at one time was postponed today because of problems associated with pres surizing the first stage fuel The postponement announce ment was made by NASA at Ten minutes as newsmen were about to leave the Cape Kennedy press the control center an nounced that a further look at data showed that the trouble had been already Wiseman extremely and now its Commies Step Up Offensive Marines Repel Cong Attack Asserted the mayor We cant operate this municipality without a new source of reve The citys total actual tax levy for the 196566 based on the current as sessed valuation of was Wise man What would be realized under HodgeBut ler is for a loss of he the city has exhausted its borrow ing power for the 196566 fis cal year and has only Pointing up the serious na ture of Altons Wiseman said that already un Payless Pay Day Faces Alton May or I may not get paid this Alton Mayor Clyde Wiseman said this morning that the citys cash determined definitely late showed a potential with a monthly payroll of to The city has a negligible sum on Wiseman and its borrowing since States Attorney Jos eph Bartylak ruled that tax rates must be determined on the basis of the HodgeButler stands at for the remainder of the fiscal which ends March By THOMAS REEDY South Viet Nam AP Marines fought off a determined Viet Cong attack near Chu Lai today and artillery duelled with enemy mortar fire as the Communists continued to step up their offen Todays attack by about 100 Red troops on a 50man Marine unit marked the second time in two days that the Viet Cong struck at A force of 160 Leathernecks hurled back a Viet Cong attack Friday night at Phu killing three spokesmen Marine losses were report ed Viet Cong Target Todays target for the Viet Cong was Phu an artillery base area 15 miles north of Sai spokesmen said the Reds fired 16 mortar but casualties were The Viet Cong were also ac tive in the northern part of the Mekong attacking a gov ernment outpost Friday 60 miles southwest of A spokes man said the 60man defense force suffered heavy For the fourth straight air attacks over North Viet Nam were hampered by poor An Air Force spokes man said all the bombing Fri day was by Depot Smashed Air Force pilots flying F105 Thunderchief jets smashed at an ammunition depot and stor age area five miles from the city of Other Air Force targets included the Vinh Loc bridge and highway Navy Skyraiders and F4 Phantoms from the carrier Ranger hit a mountain pass Fri day 37 miles southwest of Giant B52 bombers hit sus pected Viet Cong targets in D zone about 30 miles northeast of a spokesman The guerrilla stronghold has been hit many times by previ ous B52 In the ground the Viet Cong attack on the Marine position began with a barrage of mortars and recoilless The main attack came at dawn when Viet Cong fighters man aged to cut their way through the outer triple apron of 18 Cong Bodies As they clawed through the single inner wire strand the as sault was halted by concentrat ed small arms fire and artillery support from the embattled The latest body count said that 18 Viet Cong bodies were found together with four subma four rifles and 51 hand Marine casual ties were One Viet Cong who said he was a stretcher bearer was cap Jakarta Atmosphere Taut After Sukarno Crackdown By JOHN CANTWELL SINGAPORE AP Indone sian armored cars and troops blocked all roads to Pres ident Sukarnos palace today and helicopters kept watch against student reliable sources The atmosphere in Jakarta was tense almost explosive in the wake of Sukarnos crack down on student the sources The proarmy Indonesian Student Action Front KAMI banned by Sukarno received a pledge of support from the ber Moslem Students the informants But it was not known if the army would continue to tfve tacit support for the who have demonstrated to pro Davenport Residents Eye Mild Weather test Sukarnos ouster of Gen Abdul Haris Nasution as de fense Sukarno outlawed KAMI afte three days of massive demon Radio Jakarta saic He banned all demon strations and imposed a curfev on the the radio added A broadcast today indicate hat the curfew now extends hours Radio Jakart said it would be in effect from to 6 KAMI led a fivemilelong fu neral parade of student through Jakarta Friday in con Iowa AP Officials counted on a forecast of more sunshine and mild weather today to help break up ice choking the Mississippi River near the Quad Cities of Iowa and For the third the attack on the eightmile long jam called for spreading pulverized coal on the ice to absorb solar heat and hasten the melting pro Authorities indicated that high water danger had passed as the river dropped closer to the 15 feet flood stage It registered at one time in the last 24 About 20 tons of coal dust were sprayed over an area at the head of the Gorge Ernest an ex pert brought here from the Ar my Engineers Lake Survey Dis trict at went to the ice pack by helicopter and said there were definite signs of BadlyBeaten Boy Left in Alley Picture Page A 13yearold Wood River boy was beaten about the head and left lying in a pool of blood Friday night near an alley off Second police Donald Lee son of LaVerne 530 Third was apparently at tacked by two assailants who trapped and beat him with dubs in garage near the spot where he was police Bleeding profusely from a head the teenager was found by Herman Yost in the backyard of her home at 470 Second Yost reached down to check the boys head wound and found blood on her Her husband called an ambu lance and the police Two bloodspattered fashioned from a split 2by4 were found laying near the Police Officers Harold Ingram and Ralph assigned to reported that a struggle apparently occurred on a gravelfloor of the garage The injured boys shoe and glove were found on the west side of the Two wool caps were found in the In investigators found five bills and 19 cents on the garage floor at the scene of the along with some food Police Clarence Vollintine was called to head the inves tigation Friday The Rushing boy was taken to Wood River Township Hos pital and later transferred to Lukes where he was reported in seri ous condition nection with protests over Su karnos Cabinet Ma rines and police with machine guns watched the march but the army sympathized with the stu reports in Singapore The funeral parade was or ganized after it was reported that three students one a girl were shot dead by guards during another KAMI demon stration outside Sukarnos palace The students were demonstrating against the ouster of an antiCom munist who led a purge of Com munists after the 1 coup Sources in Singapore reported that three KAMI students were killed Thursday and two wounded the day before in dem onstrations outside the The Malaysian government ra dio said at least five students were five seriously wounded and 14 slightly injured during protests last Nasution has disappeared from His reached by telephone in the said she did not know where he had Diplomatic travelers reported earlier this week that some Sili ordance with HodgeButler ormula restrictions Civic Memorial Airport an increase of two mills nd the rate for Alton Community Unit District vhich climbed While most Alton proper y owners will find their tax ills slightly lower this he City of Alton faces a financ al dilemma through a huge oss in operating revenue be ause of the 21cent cut in cor wrate tax rate under the lodgeButler The Alton corporate rate for 1964 of cents per on which taxes became due last was extended in excess of rlodge Butler This the cor porate rate including com onent items affected will be extended to conform with the Hodge Butler scalingdown jrovisions and the new rate of cents is 21 cents less per 100 of assessed valuation than last Principal item in the 15 mak ing up the new Alton corporate rate is the general fund tax being extended at the maximum figure of cents per assessment per mitted under HodgeButler mula Last year the Alton general rate item was or cents more than the rate now The other 14 items entering into the new corporate rate with last years figures shown in parentheses Streets cents street 4 cents police pen cents firemen cents retirement cents public cents playgrounds cents 5 garbage col under a new ordinance permitting a four cent raise municipal cents cents bonds and cents civil 6 mills mills emergen cy cents wangi units were ordered Jakarta to protect to Some of the items were not affected by the HodgeButler Two items entering into the total tax rate for property an nexed to Alton from Godfrey and Wood River townships are Godfrey Fire Protection Dis trict lower by and the rate for re tirement of bonds of Wood Riv er Township Hospital District a onemill Batman Bandit Sticks Up Woman CHICAGO AP Zwot His face was covered with a Batman mask and he was wear mg bat Mary Green told police in describing a man who robbed her said she was returning through an alley to her apartment from a neighhw hood grocery when a man ap proached partly costumed like Batman on She told police he put bis hand over her mouth and grabbed bar which contained aod personal   

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