Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 28, 1951 · Page 21
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 21

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 28, 1951
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WSONESDAY, JUNE 27, T951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, fLLINOIS MAKE PUNS TO OFFSET LOSS OF IRANIAN OIL Can ReshuffI* World Tanker Routes to Supply Iritiih NoYy. By AMOciatad Prcii NEW YORK, June 28.—Oilmen are preparing to shift the world oil traffic routes—if need arises— to neutralize as quickly as possible the threatened loss to the West of Iran's rich oil flow. They have already asked the U. S. Justice Department to clear the plan of any anti-trust charge. Most agree that if political upheaval in Iran turns off the 700,000-barrels-a-day oil spigot there, the immediate effect on the distribution of oil around the world could be—unless .American companies act quickly and jointly: 1. Possible return of gas rationing to England. 2. Serious shortages in India and Pakistan, and to lesser degree in South Africa and Australia —all served by Iran. 3. Perhaps even a temporary shortage here, if we rushed to the aid of England's navy and air- force, now fueled out of the Abadan refinery and the Persian oil fields to a considerable extent. Rationing here might follow, but only if nationalist unrest spreads in the Middle East. Reshuffle Tanker Routes But most oilmen insist that it would be only a matter of time until: 1. U. S. and Venezuelan oil production could be increased, and tanker routes reshuffled to get oil and its products to Western Europe. 2. Production could be stepped up impressively in other Middle Eastern, oil fields—providing the political unrest doesn't spread from Iran. 3. New British and continental oil refineries—^being built in large part by Marshall Plan dollars— would fill most of Western Europe's needs for oil products out of the crude oil being shipped there from the Western Hemisphere and the Middle East. A new British refinery, privately built by Esso Petroleum Co., goes into operation in a few weeks and will have greater capacity than the amount of oil products Britain has been getting from Abadan. New Bond Contest For Flag in State Which will be the second community in Illinois to be awarded the U. S. Treasury Minute Man Flag? First award of this was made last week to Kewanee for its rec- ,ord in getting 80 percent of the working population on the Payroll Savings Plan for investment in U. S. Defense Bonds. A committee headed by James Alexander, Secretary, Kewanee Chamber of Commerce, put on an intensive week's campaign, it was reported by Arnold J. Rauen, State Director, TJ. S. Treasury Defense Bonds Division for Illinois. The flag will be presented in Kewanee at exercises July 4. Rauen explained that the Minute Man Flag is awarded any city or town when that area's businesses and industries have the Payroll Savings plan available for 80 percent of the working people in the area. The name of the town is woven into the flag. Only a dozen areas in the country have been awarded the banner so far. Inyestments in Jefferson County in May in U. S. Defense Bonds Series "E" were $34,143; "G's" $800. Edward E. Curtis of Mt. Vernon is volunteer chairman of the U. S. Defense Bonds Committee in this County. Ntew Film AvaUable . A new film "The Crime of Korea," prepared by the U. S. Army, is now available through the U. S. Treasury Defense Bonds Division for Illinois. Copies, free for showings, may be loaned on application to Mr. Rauen, 105 W. Adams St., Chicago, 3. Printing FOR ALL Purpses No mtitter what your printing heed, you'll find an answer at our shop. Top notch materials and workmanship guarantee your satisfaction! CALLUS FOR SERVICE Mi, VeniOB Beg|8tei>IVew0 Secretary Siyder Presents Bonds in Atlanta Propose Make State Park Of 104-Mile-Long Canal 'AtUnts, G».—Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, right, o»- llcimlly opened the first Bond drive in the national emergency by MlUnf • bond to ft blftst'iiiraact worker at steel mill ceremonies here. By Atsseiattd Prtii CHICAGO, June 28.— Spurned by sailors, the Illinois and Mississippi PPI canal may become Illinois' longest state park. That's the dream of the Illinois division of the Izaak Walton League for the 104 mile water route lying in four counties of northwestern Illinois. The canal, known popuarly as the Hennepin, will be closed to traffic July 1. TheU. S. Army Corps of Engineering is closing it as an economy measure. It is owned and operated by the Federal government. Completed in 1907 at a cost of S7,600,000 as a part of a water shipping route between Chicago and the Quad cities on the Mississippi, it has been used in recent rears by little more than pleasure craft. It has 38 maintenance employes stationed at locks. Maintenance has cost $200,000 a year. Directors of the Illinois branch of the Izaak Walton League have TRY YOUR OLD FAVORIU TOHIGHT KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY ^mMoH DisTiiuaKs eoMnun OICNMORE OlSTIlLIRIES COMrANY • I O (i I S V i 11 1 , K i N T U C K V THIS WHISm IS 4 YEARS OLO written Gov. Adlai Stevenson; Leonard Schwartz, director of Conservation and Thomas Casey, Public Works chairman, proposing tha tthe canal site be transformed into a state park. No Pollution Richard F, Kuck, state president of the Waltons, said the canal would be ideal for park purposes because it has 208 miles of shoreline, is readily accessible to 77 public roads, is within comparatively short diving range of 500,000 persons and is not subject to polhittion or flooding. Even now if is used annually by tens of thousands of pei'sons for picknicking, fishing and other outdoor recreation. The canal lies in Rock Island, Whiteside, Henry and Bureau counties. A feeder originates at Sterling, on the Rock River, and flows south to a point near mineral from where the canal drops 196 feet through 21 locks to the Mississippi River at Milan. In a telegram sent yesterday to Gov. Adlai Stevenson from Washington, Senator Dirksen (R- 111.) said Army officials had told him the government would turn the property over to llinois. "I defem this splendid opportunity for state to acquire at little or no cos tother than' annual maintenance of bridges and pools one of the finest recreational possibilities of the state," Dirksen telegraphed. Dirksen said he first suggested use of the property for recreation purposes in 1936 when he was a member.of the House. LTON fine VINEGARS AT TOVR FAVORITi STOKES. U. S. PorU Seventy-one of the largest cities of the United States either are seaports or river ports, or are connected with deep water or navigable rivers by canals. Capital Punishment Crucifixion was a form of capital punisnment inflicted by the Romans only on slaves and criminals of the lowest class, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. KREY HAM Asjwi IRf it. "Smtktr' ftir Cihti' j hr 9KWW KREY Model 16R11—Ebony Cabinet 2ND ANNUAL PICNIC Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmon'^s Cluib SUNDAY, JULY 1st AT THE CLUB GROUNDS ON MILLER LAKE • Fish Fry and Barbeque • Gaines for Youn;~ and Old • Attendance Prizes every hour on "the hour from 1:00 to 9:00 p. m. .? • Gala displaay of fireworks ata 0:00 p. m. • Television (table model) completely installed in your home, will be given away at 9:30 p. m. Anywhere within 50 miles of Mt. Vernon. Bring Your Family and Friends and Enjoy the Day at Our Picnic PLENTY OF PARKING SPACE ON DISPLAY AT FEATHERSTUN'S This beautiful 16" Admiral tabl« model television set. Completely installed with 50 ft. antenna and matching booster. Ask any member of the Sportsman's Club for particulars. FEflTHERSTUn APPLIANCES . . . 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