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Alton Evening Telegraph (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Alton, Illinois Alton evening Telegraph serving Madison Jersey Maco Upin Greene and Calhoun counties c Niimi Telegraph priming co. 1970______ Alton Illinois monday dec. 21, 1970 44 pages Price 10c est Jan in 18.16. High approves court 18 vote Aid for the crash victims passersby above attempt to Aid the victims of a two car crash on Rte. 267 in which four were killed and three injured Early sunday. The car at left belongs to the John Husnian family in which two were killed. A woman and child passenger in the Robert Boston car at right were also killed. Below. Willard Waters of Godfrey uses an acetylene Torch to gain entry to the Hausman car. Telegraph photos by Don Hayes Washington a a splintered supreme court upheld today the key provision of the 1970 Federal voting rights Law giving the vote to 18-year-Olds in presidential and congressional elections. At the same time the court approved by a 8-1 vote the Laws abolition of Long residence requirements for voting for president and by a unanimous vote the suspension of literacy tests wherever they exist in the country for five years. But the court turned around and ruled Congress has no Power to order the states to allow 18-year-Olds to vote in state and local elections. These four conclusions by the court in judging the 1970 Law were produced by four separate lineups. Justice Hugo l. Black was the key Man so far As the 18-year-old vote was concerned. The ruling in the last Public session of the year took several Hundred pages to set Forth the justices views. On the 18-year-old Issue Justice Hugo l. Black swung the significant fifth vote. He and justices William o. Douglas William j. Brennan jr., Byron r. White and Thurgood Marshall formed the majority to hold that Congress has the constitutional Power to enfranchise 18-year-old citizens for National elections. Then. Black swung to join chief Justice Warren e. Burger John m. Harlan Potter Stewart and Harry a. Blackmun to bar any interference by Congress with the age for voters set by the states for state and local elections. Only Harlan dissented from the abolition of residence requirements of More than 30 Days. The 1970 Law had lowered the voting age to 18 for All kinds of elections National state and local beginning Jan. 1�?11 Days from now. Oregon and Texas had sued in the court against enforcement of the 18-year-old provision Arizona had fought the literacy test ban and Idaho had opposed both the residence and 18-year-old provisions. The states maintain the Law takes away from them Powers reserved to the states by the Constitution to control their own elections. Black traced to 1819 supreme court recognition of the Power of Congress to regulate National elections. He said if Congress could rearrange districts according to population and could supervise voting to prevent fraud As the court has said Congress certainly has the authority to permit 18-year-old citizens to vote in All Federal elections. A i would hold As have a Long line of decisions in this court that Congress has ultimate supervisory Power Over congressional elections a Black said. A similarly a he said a it is the prerogative of Congress to oversee the conduct of presidential and vice presidential elections and to set the qualifications for voters for electors for those offices. It cannot be seriously contended that Congress has less Power Over the conduct of presidential elections than it has Over congressional 4 top polish leaders resign Warsaw apr Poland s new communist leadership indicates it will revise the economic plans that spawned last weeks rioting and will maintain total allegiance to Moscow. Otherwise its future course is unclear. Western observers consider the new party first dedicated communist identified w Ith neither the Liberal nor the nationalistic party factions. Radio warsaw7 reported sunday that Gierek the party Stop economist and party Secretary of Silesia had replaced Wladyslaw Gomulka. Who resigned along with president Marian Spychalski and three other members of the politburo. Apparently Premier Jozef Cygankiewicz was not affected. There was no announcement that Spychalski had resigned the presidency or that a new president had been named. But since he was purged from the politburo it seemed unlikely that he would continue in the presidency. Giereke a Success in keeping his Home province quiet was seen As a key to his promotion. As bios do riots Shook Gdansk Gdynia Sopot. Szczecin and Slupsky shipbuilding. Seaport and Industrial centers in the North a o r k e r s remained quiet in Industrial Silesia where violence was widespread during the bread riots that brought Gomulka to Power in 1956. Last weeks disturbances 4 die in crash near Godfrey mrs. Judy Hausman miss Elaine Daniels a 2-car crash North of Alton Early sunday killed four persons including a 6-week-old girl and an Alton teenager. It took More than an hour for sheriffs deputies am a u i a n c e attendants and passersby to remove the bodies of two women from the twisted wreckage of one Auto. Dead Are mrs. Darlene Boston. 22? her 6-week old daughter Lori both of Jacksonville Elaine Daniels 17, of 2214 Lawton St., Alton and Judy Hausman 22. Of Delhi. Using bumper jacks chains and axes would be rescuers were unable to remove the victims from the car driven by mrs. Hausman until the Auto was opened cutting Torch. Miss Daniels passenger in the car. Mrs. Husband John with a was a Hausman Hausmanis who was Riding in the Back seat was taken to Alton memorial Hospital where his condition was described today As serious. Mrs. Boston and her daughter were Riding in a car driven by mrs. Bostons husband Robert. 24. He was also taken to Alton memorial Hospital where his condition today was reported serious. The Accident occurred As at Bill seeks tax Cut for aged by Bill Lhotka Telegraph staff writer state senator elect Sam Vadalabene today pre filed a Bill that would sharply reduce the tax Burden of elderly citizens living on retirement income. Currently All income and interest from pensions and provident funds Are taxed even though much of the fund that is drawn on to pay the pension already existed before the state income tax became Law. Owens to Lay Illinois off 650 employees. I More than one fifth of Owens Illinois Alton work Force will be Laid off indefinitely beginning Jan. I. A company spokesman said today that 650 people will be furloughed from jobs at the Alton Plant out of a total work Force of 2,800. The spokesman attributed the layoffs to declines in the Glass company a business. The latest announcement follows a Telegraph Check dec. 8 that revealed that nearly seven per cent of the Alton Wood River area work Force was out of work. Hardest hit has been the Olin corp. At East Alton where the work Force dropped by More than 2,100 from november 1969 to november 1970. Louis g. Rupp manager of the Illinois state employment service in Alton has estimated that the ranks of the unemployed was the highest in approximately to years. Under the provisions of the Vadalabene Bill income contributed by a person to any. Such program prior to july 31, 1969 a the Day Illinois income tax took effect a would be exempted from taxation. As example if a Man is receiving a $100 a month pension he can Only be taxed on the portion of it that was paid into the fund after the income tax became Law. Furthermore interest earned on the pre-1969 funds w Ould also be excluded. Contributions to pension or provident funds after july 31, 1969 would remain taxable according to the Vadalabene Bill. A in my opinion the current practice discriminates against the cautious Saver a the Edwardsville Democrat said. A sacrifices were made to forego what at the time was non taxable spendable income in order to build up something for a now that investment made for the future is subject to taxation a Vadalabene said. The exemption Bill is the second go around for the Issue. As a House member last year Vadalabene introduced a similar piece of legislation. It failed in the House because Republican members were awaiting a comprehensive tax Reform package from the Senate and did not want piecemeal changes in the income tax act. The Senate legislation was not forthcoming after controversial Section capital gains was added the package. Political observers however give this years offering a better Chance passage. Both the House see Page 2, col. 9. A on to of and 1 20 . In front of the Morgenroth Nursery on 111. Rte. 267 North of Godfrey. Sheriffs deputies said the southbound Hausman Auto hit an Oil Slick and veered broadside into the path of the northbound Boston car. The Hausman car deputies said spun out of control for nearly 450 feet before colliding with the Boston vehicle. A witness told deputies that the Hausman car was travelling about 65 Miles an hour when it hit the Oil Slick on the Highway. Deputies estimated that from 5 to to Gallons of Oil was in a Pool in the southbound Lane. There was no explanation of How it got there. A witness saw the collision through the rear View Mirror of his car and called deputies from tile nearby Bali Hai supper club in Godfrey. Deputy Harlan Voumard went to the Accident and called for assistance from deputies William Warfield j. Moore and j. Neumann. Night shift commander Delbert Clemons arrived later. Deputies said three ambulances were called to the scene along with the Godfrey fire department and Alton corps. Nearly 40 persons converged on the scene shortly after the crash occurred. Many of them assisted deputies and other authorities in an Effort to free the victims from the wreckage. Began after the Gomulka regime raised prices 17 to 20 per cent on food clothing and other essentials in a prelude to a new five year plan that was to begin next month. In a television address after his Elevation Gierek said a we will have to reconsider carefully the problem of the economic plan for next year and for the w Hole five year the riots he said resulted from Quot inconsiderate concepts in economic policy. We will remove he said his administration will consult with Quot a the working class and he said hostile forces cannot a Lead us astray or return us from the Road of socialism. We Are going together w Ith the whole great socialist Community and chiefly with our tested Friend and ally the soviet radio Warsaw said the party scentral committee instructed the new regime to consider a possibilities for improving the material situation of Low wage families w Ith Many children who As a result of the change in prices have suffered most severe losses in their physician revives l. Mendel Rivers Birmingham Ala. Apr rep. L. Mendel Rivers do s.c., suffered a a sudden cessation of heart action at University Hospital but was revived by a physician a Hospital spokesman said today. Rivers 65-year-old chairman of the House armed services committee Derwent surgery dec. La replace a faulty heart valve with a plastic one. He had spent a restful weekend sunday night the Hospital in to and re ported it would Stop issuing daily reports on his condition a because his recovery process has followed a consistently Normal pattern for several but a Short time after the statement was issued the spokesman said Rivers heart stopped beating. the spokesman said a a resident physician was just a few feet away and measures promptly. Resuscitative were begun inside the Volunteer emergency warmer tuesday Low 30 High 48 Complete weather Page do editorial. A-4 con con forced people to face capital punishment Issue. Parakeet. A-3 pet Bird talks on Telephone. Family.b-9 discussion of bicarbonate of soda Stop killing yourself. Strike. Operating tentative agreement with Ion electric. A-2 engineers reach in sports .d-2 Dallas takes All the marbles Eastern division. Harris americans pet peeves. Still. B-5 tolerant of in rowan.b-10 could Nixon now repeat lbs a a errors in Asia ice storm skids by area by Dennis Mcmurray Telegraph staff writer despite temperatures hovered near the Mark sunday night the Telegraph area was slightly glazed by the weather bureaus predicted ice storm. Although landscapes were decorated with a natural that freezing most of Only tinsel of glistening ice ground level temperatures bounced Between 31 and 32 degrees. Illinois state police this morning reported All highways Clear of ice in the state. However one warning was issued because of a stretch of rain Slippery roads from Quincy to Danville. No accidents due to skid Ding were reported to police in Jersey Greene Calhoun and Maco Upin counties As of to ., although a Telegraph copy editor reported skidding on a residential Street in Jerseyville. The National weather service in St. Louis now predicts slightly elevated temperatures of up to the mid 40�?Ts for tuesday and then morning lows in the mid-20�?Ts from wednesday until Christmas. And what does that Weatherman have to say about a White Christmas he says no. But it May be a Chilly overcast Day and the ice storm could still come. Snow Job or no Snow Job. Escaping hotel fire a father anti child make it to safety Iii a Tucson Ariz. Hotel Blaze which claimed the lives of at least 22 others. The fire began Early sunday and gutted the upper half of the 12-Story Pioneer International hotel. A wire photo police probing Tucson disaster by Bill Roberts Tucson Ariz. Apr police detectives said today they were investigating possible criminal involvement in a hotel fire which left 28 dead and 27 injured. Several survivors of the flames which raced through the upper half of the 12-Story Pioneer International hotel Early sunday said they had smelled a volatile substance in the corridors. A i Hadnot heard of that a was the Only comment by police capt. Francis Kessler heading the investigation. The fire in the 4i-year-old building broke out on the sixth floor and flared through hallways and staircases penning about 60 persons in their rooms with no Way out except through the windows. One woman plunged to her death from the seventh floor. Among the dead were 13 prominent Northern Mexico citizens including two grandchildren o f former Sonora gov. Ignacio Soto the wife and five children o f Francisco Luken Sonora police chief and or. Jose Jesus Antillon of Hermosillo one of his country Stop cardiologists. Harold Steinfeld 82. Builder of the hotel and owner of a department store died with his wife Peggy in their Penthouse apartment. Many of the survivors said they awoke with smoke pouring into their rooms. Two firemen were injured when a fire department ladder broke during the Rescue attempts. Capt. Ellis Franklin h ung upside Down for 25 minutes on a broken 45-foot ladder before he could be rescued. On the ground floor 650 persons attending three Christmas banquets were evacuated safely. The hotel was sold by Steinfeld in 1963. Crystal tree this lonely seedling Pine at 22nd Street near alb Alton was Bare and undistinguished. But it Suddit a blossomed this morning by the Ernst Klizing to of the Early morning rain

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