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   Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - October 10, 1968, Alton, Illinois                                ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Serving Greene and Calhoun Counties 1836 ATP 1968 229 OCTOBER 1968 10 Price Member Associated Prew Parents Nix Immunizing Of 7 Kids By PEGGY WOOD Telegraph Staff Writer JERSEYV1LLE A Godfrey couple told the Unit 100 school board Wednesday that they objected to the forced immunization of their seven and Robert whose son was sus pended from Dow School last year until he had a dental said today that they would be ready to go to court over the enforcement of the health I think its our right to decide when and if our chil dren should have not the Witt man According to House Bill Wittman told admin istrators and board mem a child may be exempt from immuniza tion from disease if the par ents object on constitu tional The bill adds that the child may not be excluded from school because he has not been Witt man pointed In an orderly exchange with the Wittman re peatedly stressed that they were not objecting to the immunization or health pro but to the fact that parents were forced to com ply or have their child sus pended from Wittman said today that her children had re ceived primary shots as in polio and some booster shots but not in any regular The fath er described them as being Last when the Witt mans did not make an ap pointment for a dental checkup for their son in the fifth he was sent the mother The next the youth rode the bus to school and was told he could not attend until the appointment was Wittman re The boy then was in structed to return home and he walked the two miles she After Wittman protested to the Superin tendent Roth was He read the state laws to my like he did last Wittman The parents then made the dental appointment and the child returned to school the next This I think my husbands ready to go to court over she predict ed When we start losing our little someday we will lose our big I feel like standing up for Superintendent Roth told the Wittmans at the regu lar board meeting Wednes day night that the school district would get a legal in terpretation from the Il linois Department of Public Health and advise them if the children would be ex empt from The first clinic is sched uled for next Wednesday and Children entering Illinois schools are required by state law to have immuni zations in the first the fifth or upon first and also are legally required to get boos ter shots at the request of the Until recently exception has been made on religious Bill 1410 includes exception on con stitutional The legal interpretation will explain what constitu tional grounds Roth We dont want the school telling us what to Wittman told board mem Well take care of our family like we always Continued On Page 5 LeMay to Look at War Zone Wallace FACTFINDING MISSION Re tired Air Force Curtis LeMay a he has no com ment on the announcement by third party presidential candidate George Wallace that LeMay will make a four day factfinding trip to Vietnam next Wallaces running was at Los Angeles International Air port to board a plane for In background is Joe Fine of WallaceLe May campaign who will accom pany the general to AP Wirephoto Demos Give Up on TV Debate Bill Equal Time Dead WASHINGTON AP The Senate Democratic leadership decided today to bow to a Re publican sitout and abandon the fight to permit free television and radio time for joint appear ances of major presidential can Majority Leader Mike Mans told a reporter he had no choice under the cir cumstances except to give up to GOP He said he will move to lay the equaltime bill aside and take up a sessionend catchall million appropriations The Republican presidential Richard has indicated willingness to en gage in a joint debate with his Democratic Hubert but not if third party candidate George Wal lace also The passed by the House Wednesday after an lockedin provides for joint appearances by all three candidates on free time provid ed by t h e television and radio When Mansfield called the Housepassed bill up at the start of todays Senate Re publican Leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois made a point of no Senators Warned Off in a new battle Dirksen had a page boy posted outside the chamber to tell GOP senators not to respond to the quorum After more than an only 37 of the 100 senators had re It takes a majority of 51 to meet a Since there are only 37 Repub lican to 63 the GOP would not have been able to block action had the Democrats turned out in full Before todays session Mansfield It now appears we will not be able to adjourn until next week He said the equal time bill was a big factor in his thinking on this but that there were other matters to be He mentioned the final mental appropriations a military sales a number of HouseSenate conference agree ments on disputed matters and possible As to ratification of the Nu clear Nonproliferation Mansfield said he would re think this one again But he indicated that the obsta cles to confirmation which he had mentioned earlier were stil Lack of Prosecution Blows Police Efforts By DICK FACKLER Telegraph Staff Writer Good police work went down the drain Wednesday as an East Alton merchant declined to prosecute two suspects in a burglary be cause retention of the stolen merchandise as evidence would cause the store to be financially inconvenienc Slated for release from the Madison County Jail are two Louis Dwight of 4566 Ev and Andrew of 4266 Both had been held in jail since last Friday and charged with theft over result ing from 35 pairs of shoes stolen from the Nathan Marcus store in Eastgate How good a the state have against them INSIDE Race labeling hushed up in crime 2 Alton Jaycees present bridge traffic plan to city Alton Council OKs beer parlor Can Gibson do it again the minority could win election with a minority of popular Alton Civic Orchestra con reception for conduc set Scarcity of housing sales and rental is developing in many We have half pairs of shoes in their possession and the other half in the said States At torney Leon Thats as good as you can Acting Police Chief Grimes Three po lice departments did exten sive only to have it dropped through no fault of the court or The case began last Fri day when Melvin the store spotted the men carrying shoes and loading them in a green compact Police were Joseph opera tor of the leased shoe de followed the for eign car along 3 while he chased the auto he saw the occupants opening the case containing the valued at he The suspect auto was pulled to the side of the road by Hartford police and another police car follow ing on 3 picked up shoes which had been jet The two Louisans were Continued On Page Col 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Third party presidential can didate George Wallace plans to send his running re tired Air Force Curtis to Vietnam to get a first hand report on the the As sociated Press has Tentative plans are for Le May to make a fourday trip about 15 for the report and to find out what the serv icemen themselves think about the a source close to Wallace He said LeMay is to report back before a nationwide televi sion appearance by Wallace has ac cused national public opinion pollsters of trying to control the election in favor of Republi can Richard Nixon and has ailed for an investigation of ollsters by the next Democrat Hubert Hum ihreys camp challenged the ac uracy of a new Gallup Poll in icating no drop in Nixons lead iver said it would not join Wallace in advo cating a congressional inquiry opinion The Wallace charged are owned by the big money interests who wan Nixon to win and are going to show Wallace losing ground a the 5 election day ap OBrien Challenges Democratic National Chair man Lawrence chal lenging the current accuracy o a Gallup Poll showing no Hum phrey gain on said the poll was taken before Hum phreys television address on Humphrey pledged in that ad dress to halt the bombing o North Vietnam if there were ev dence Hanoi is willing to neu ralize the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet A spokesman for Gallup in denied Wai laces charges that the poll hai any connection with Nixons Every election year is open season on the to and most of the shooting comes from the party thats be Republican Nixon aides hav made that h will not participate in any tele visionradio debate this ye that would permit Wallac equal time and thus additiona national The aides acknowledge Ni Bar Operator Charged With Sale to Young Auto Victim JERSEYVILLEA Jersey ville tavern operator was charged today with selling liquor to two one of whom was killed in a onecar crash after attempt ing to elude Rita op erator of The 305 Dorothy was charged af ter police accused her of selling Iwo six packs of beer to Ronald of 803 Exchange and Ar my John of 116 North Jefferson The tavern operator alleg edly sold or delivered the liquor to the youths on the day Marsh was fatally injured in the acci Snyder was driving the car which went out of cen tral on a country slammed into a utility pole and The according to attempted to elude Jerseyville and slate police who were investigating a minor according to Chief of Police Blackorby The police chief said today that authorities saw one of two youths pitch two six packs of beer from the car during the police Blackorby said the beer was not opened and no liq uor was found in the wrecked this morning Beiermann pleaded in nocent and asked for a trial by She appeared with her at torney before Associate Jus tice Howard Lee Continued On Page 6 Jury Out About An Hour Stanton Guilty of Burglary EDWARDSVILLE Robert of ac quitted less than a month ago on an involuntary manslaughter was found guilty of burglary Wednesday by a jury that deliberated little more than an Stanton was acquitted in a Jury trial less than a month ago in connection with the fatal shooting lust March of Jack Cri der near the latters Forest Homos The Bethalto man was remov ed to the Madison County jail pending posttrial motions and sentencing by Circuit Judge Jos eph Barr who presided over the He was found guilty in connection with the burglary of the Melvill Dairy Store In God frey on July The case went to the jury of 10 women and two men at Wednesday and the jurors returned to tho courtroom about The last Gary of 1446 12th Cottage completed his testimony at Wednesday in the second day of the who had pleaded guil ty to a charge of burglary in connection with the same inci was recalled to the stand by the state Wednesday morn ing after testifying Tuesday and again for the defense Wednes day States Attorney Jamos Hell charged in his closing re marks to the jury that Stantons defense was an outlandish story of Hibbs and who know each other just hap pened to be in the dairy ut July Stantons car just happened to break down across the road from the dairy which Hibbs was 11 e i 1 Stanton said ho entered I ho store to make a telephone call but was found in the back of the store while the phone was near tho chockou Hell relat ed to the and challenged several discrepancies in I ho test imony of Stanton and others as Public defender Robert Troue was visibly irritated by Heils closing remarks and he has attempted to ridicule the Trone pointed out that there were discrepancies in the states as but he was not ac cusing Madison County authori ties of He pointed out that the deput ties who made the Har Ian Voumarci and Randy disagreed in their testimony on whether it was Robbs said it was Voumard that the rain had During lengthy testimon Wednesday Stanto was asked where he was em ployed and an oxconvict wh has served time for past felony including burglary testified that he was an automo bile bodyman but his most re cent earnings came from purch asing autos and selling them t Ham and Mervs Taxi Service i Stanton said ho w a promised shares in the compaa CuutiuuwJ Oo 1ago ft is reservations eliminate any of a NixonIIiimphroy roadcast debate before the Republicans were unable to lock House approval Wedncs ay after an all night session on bill that would require equal aportunity for Wallace to parti ipatc in debates exempted the equal lime Senate Republicans pledged to ght the bill in their chamber Amid the opinion poll and de bate Humphrey made a new appeal for Eugene McCarthys endorsement for the sake of Democratic Humphrey said In New the impossible dream thai keynoted Mc Carthys campaign of the Demo cratic presidential nomination turn into a quite possi ble nightmare of George Corley Wallace or Richard Milhous Humphrey Im not prone to meeting con in refusing Tues day night to endorse had said the candidate should lake stands for a coalition gov ernment in South for draft reform and for re structuring of the Democratic School Funds Earn By JOE MELOSI Telegraph Staff Writer Swift release of tax mon ey to East Alton Wood River High School District 14 paid record dividends dur ing the 196768 fiscal an audit shows Investments during the year earned interest total ing and most of it was due to early transfer of tax money from the Wood River Township tax collec tor and careful investments by the the audit Superintendent Nels Hav ens said that a payment in early June prior to the start of the new fiscal was the prime In past late payment cost taxing dis tricts thousands of Rapid release of tax funds last summer will again lead to high interest the superintendent Some was paid by the end of June and by Au gust some was drawing Interest earnings for 1967 68 and 196869 fiscal years are expected to hit a record twoyear The districts fiscal year runs from June 30 to July Township tax collections end June 1 and then are dis tributed to taxing bodies within the Personal property and the first installment of real es tate property taxes must be paid to the After June the county collects the second installment of real estate if not paid to the The deadline for the sec ond installment is Taxes collected by the coun ty are usually paid to tax WARMER FRIDAY Low 41 High 70 Complete Weather Page A9 ing districts every 30 The lions share of our from both the town ship and the county was made early during the 196768 fiscal Hav ens In past township collectors have delayed pay ing schools and other tax ing sparking de mands for early Telegraph stories pointed out in the summers of 1966 and 1967 that taxing bodies were losing a month because of late Tax collections made by the township customarily Continued On Page 1 B52s Pound Enemy Bases Near Saigon SAIGON AP Air orce B52 bombers blasted ene ny base camps threatening Sai on with heavy raids Wednes day and boosting to more han 700 the number of missions flown in the past four months in defense of the The B52 campaign to blunt an enemy attack on Saigon has be come one of the biggest and costliest of the costing million since June The eightjet Stratofortresses have dropped more than tons of explosives in 705 mis sions against base Mil tration corridors and other tar gets in the outlying provinces of Each mission averages about six bombers each car rying 30 tons of bombs at an av erage cost of a In the latest the B52s mounted seven missions againsi enemy troop concentrations longtime base bunker complexes and infiltratioi routes along the approaches northwest and northeast of Sai The closest raids to Saigon were 24 to 31 miles northwest of the In other the Command announced an other movement of American troops in a threeway shuffle to units with their own ent The movement in olves three brigades of about men The latest shift sent the 3rd Jrigade of the 101st Airborne Division from the outer ring of defense northwest of Saigon to he Hue area far to the north to join the divisions two other bri War Lords Cant Be At Meeting The War Lords of East scheduled to be on the program of the SENSE meet ing will not superintendent of said Johnson said he was inform ed by Everett black ac tivist of that the Wai Lords are unable to attend the meeting in Alton High School HKINOING HIM IN A Marine guides in a Chinook helicopter curry ing a lU5nuu liouUxer during an in terdiction mission ho abandoned Klio Sunli base just below the demili tarized Murlnw of tho Third vision arc conduoliiijg he operation in an effort to cut ononiy Infiltration Wiroplioto   

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