Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 3, 1968 · Page 1
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Thursday, October 3, 1968
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TEMPERATURE Wednesday high 83, low 61. 7:00 a.m. today 51. Temperatnre at noon today 62. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDr BUREAM OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL —SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER Southern Illinois ~ Generally fair and quite coo] tonight and Friday. Lows' tonight from the mid 30s extreme north to lower 4*»3. High Friday in the 600. VOLUME XLIX—NO. 5 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 19G8 40c per Week — Single Copy 7c LeMAY RUNS WITH Helicopter View Of Mt. Vernon's 1-57 Interchange MMiniWIMMMMMlMMWIIII ililllllllllilllB - ^r™ ~„ < ^^•^SS^. •« " "X* w> ^^^"'"^ PHOTOGRAPHER LOUIS PAVLEDES, seated In a helicopter and looking east toward Mt. Vernon, shot this picture of the construction scene at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 64 with U.S. Route 460 (west Broadway) at the western edge of Mt. Vernon. East-west Route 460 is being raised to pass over the north-south 1-57, at center. A new local access road, at right, now carries Route 460 traffic. The new Ramada Inn, under, construction, is at upper center and Crownvlew and Country Heights subdivisions are at top of the photo. The former Lashbrook Tent and Awning warehouses and residence, in foreground, are being used by the contractors. 1-57 will be completed through Jefferson county in 1969, including the interchange area. All uncompleted sections of the route through this county are under contract and under construction. Paving has been completed 3.4 miles north from the Bonnie access road; grading is being done from that point north to the L. & iV. tracks west of town and paving will"be completed next summer; grading and paving are progressing from the L. & N. north to Dix; and four miles of pavement have been completed from Dix to a point two miles north of the Jefferson- Marion county line. (Delo Photo Craft) 25 Killed, 100 Wounded Mexican Army Crushes Students In Night Battle By STRATFORD C. JOXES Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican army troops silenced sniper guns early today in the bloodiest battle yet of Mexico City's student rebellion. Tanks patrolled downtown streets of the capital, due to become host Oct. 12 to the Olympic Games. Police and hospitals reported 25 persons were killed in an aimed at a cowded site soldier, -at the of an antigovern- rnent rally Wednesday night. Witnesses estimated more ihan 100 were wounded and a check of three of Mexico City's hospitals showed 72 injured had been treated. Fresh soldiers relieved the first unils before dawn in the battle zone, in and around the plaza of the Three Cultures, and hour-long exchange of fire set i moved from building to building c/f by a rifle shot, presumably I in the adjoining Tlatelolco Yippie Chief Wears U.S. Flag As Shirt By TOM SKPl'V Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Yip­ pie leader Abbie Hoffman was arrested today when he showed up at a House office building to attend a meeting of the Committee on Un-American Activities wearing an American flag designed as a shirt. Arrested with Hoffman were his wife, Anita,* and another Yippie—Youth International Party—Brad Fox, all of New York City. Capitol police charged Hoffman, who has been subpoenaed by the committee investigating the disorders during the Chicago Democratic National Convention, with mutilating the American flag and resisting arrest. His wife was arrested when she attempted to stop her husband from being dragged into a patrol wagon by several policemen. Police arrested Fox when they saw him letting the air out of a tire in the patrol wagon holding Hoffman. The committee was meeting in executive session at the time of the arrests. The Hoffmans and Fox were among a small group of Yippies that milled around outside the building waiting for the meeting to end 1 . When Hoffman's picture was being taken—a procedure Capitol police use when arresting demonstrators—he stuck his tongue out at the officers and called them "pigs." ABBIE HOFFMAN, playing with yo-yo. Earlier a member of the committee said he wants to know where the demonstration organizers got their money. Shapiro Outlines Campaign: USE ASYLUMS FOR RETARDED CHILDREN Ogilvie Urges Solve Air And Water Pollution apartment district to round up civilians suspected of sniping. Bitter feeling was reflected in the reaction of a troop commander to the discovery of a number of leaflets and a paperback book on a youth who surrendered with his girl at gunpoint during the nocturnal shooting. The officer threw mem in the youth's face and exclaimed: "Communism! You read this stuff. That's why people are dying out there, because you read this stuff." The International Olympic Committee called a meeting today to discuss the violence and its possible effect on the 1968 summer games, scheduled to open in the Mexican capital in nine days. The government spokesman, presidential press secretary Fernando Garza, said of the Olympics: "There is no danger. All necessary precautions have been taken." He said! the fighting began when "one group of students began firing at another." He added: The end has come to this group of militant 'students. A cleaning out has been made already." Firing in the area of the Plaza (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) EFFINGHAM, 111. (AP) Richard B. Ogilvie said today that a uniiied state program is urgently needed to solve the pj'obloms of air and water pollution which threaten Illinois' .natural resources. The Republican candidate for governor iold gatherings in El- fingham, Mattoon, Paris and Shelbyville that, "The present administration has displayed weakness, confusion and almost total unresponsiveness to the perils we face.". "A dead lake, poisoned air and the irretrievable loss of recreation land are not vague threats for the future," he said. "They could become tragic realities unless we act now." Ogilvie criticized the bureaucracy in state government which he said has "created a (Continued on Page 2. Col. 5) By CHARLES WHALEN Associated Press Writer SPRINGFIELD, 111. (P) -> Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro proposed today an expanded Illinois mental health program to provide care for retarded children within five existing state hospitals. Shapiro also announced he has directed the mental health department to re-evaluate its salary structure particularly ofr psychiatric aides, Institutional workers and other lower echelon employes. He said an automatic system of wage increases based on longevity should be proposed for such employes. Shapiro, using a news conference format to outline his campaign plans for election to a full term as governor, said the mental health department has been ordered to establish units for mentally retarded and emotionally disturbed children at the Kankakee, Jacksonville, Anna, Galesburg and East Moline institutions. "This action makes virtually (Continued on Page 2. Col. 6» Near Saigon Reds Shell And Attack Yank Base By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — Enemy forces slammed more than 100 rounds oi mortar shells into a U.S. base protecting Saigon's northwestern flank lod-'.y, then sent a platoon oc infantrymen firing :nto it in at: apparent effort to test the American defenses. The enemy troops pulled back after an hour of lighting, leaving 13 dead on The battlefield 14 miles northwest of Saigon. Four Americans were reported wounded. Earlier, South Vietnamese infantrymen reported killing 22 enemy soldiers a mile away from the American base. The government soldiers also seized a 75mm recoilless cannon, a bazooka rocket launcher, two assault rifles and a quantity of mines and ammunition. No government casualiies were reported. Fighting hit its lowest level in a week, -and U.S. officers said that enemy is scaling down his efforts in some areas. 247 Yank Deaths The slowdown was reflected in the weekly casualty report issued by the U.S. Command. Headquarters saic. 247 Americans were killed in action during the seven-day period ending at midnight last Saturday. Thi .5 was a drop of 43 trom the previous week. South Vietnamese casualties also dropped, from 473 killed two weeks ago to 316 dead last week. Enemy casualties were put at 2,866 compared with 3,380 the week before. Allied troops continued to uncover huge weapons and food stockpiles, adding to the more than 100 tons of supplies they seized from the enemy last month. These seizures apparent- by either delayed or canceled planned enemy attacks. Plane Losses Continue In the air war, headquarters announced the loss of the fourth American pla'ie over North Vietnam in the past five days, raising the toll to 903 in more than 3Vs years of bombing. A Navy A6 Skyhawk from the 7th Fleet carrier Hancock was downed Wednesday by ground fire two miles below the 19th Parallel bombing jimitation for American pilots. The Navy said the pilot bailed out over the Tonkin Gulf seconds before the jet exploded but that a rescue helicopter found only the parachute and a rubber raft. The pilot was listed as missing in action. U.S. pilots flew 130 missions over North Visl nam's southern panhandle Wednesday. They reported destroying or damaging a dozen trucks and 25 sampans and barges ferrying war supplies into South Vietnam. A surface-to-air missile site just below the 19th Parrallel also was reported knocked cut. Headquarters also announced that seven wounded American infantrymen being lifted out of a battle were killed Tuesday when North Vietnamese gunners shot (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) WORLD SERIES (2nd game) Detroit- 1 # St. Louis two innings. 0; THESE UNITED FUND workers have reason to look happy at their first report meeting only three hours after the Advance Gifts phase had been kicked off at a breakfast meeting. At. this luncheon report session gifts totaling more than $7,000 were reported, and by the end of the day that amount had grown to more than $10,000 toward the $70,000 needs of the nine member agencies. Philip B. Newklrk is chairman of the AdvanSn Gifts Division. The United Fund campaign will continue throughout the month of October. (Dolo Photo Craft) GEN. CURTIS LEMAY ACE V.P. Choice CALLS FOR HARDER LINE IN VIETNAM By JULES LOH Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis E. LeMay, a famous flying general in World War II, became George C. Wallace's vice presidential candidate today and called for a harder line in Vietnam. The main flaw in American policy in Southeast Asia, LeMay told a news conference, "is the lack of a will to win." "I'd rather talk than fight any day," said LeMay, who was shot at plenty as he led bomber raids on Germany in World War II. "But I don't think you have to be very smart to realize that they (the North Vietnamese) are not going to talk until we twist their arm a little bit." Later, when asked if he recommended nulcear weapons to achieve field victory in Vietnam, LeMay, who become's Wallace's running mate on the American Independent Party ticket, answered: "To me any war is horrible. It doesn't make much difference if I get killed in Vietnam by nuclear weapons. In fact, if I had my choice, I'd rather get killed by nuclear weapons." "A nuclear weapon is just another weapon in the arsenal," he said. "Use the force that is necessary to win, maybe a little bit more." LeMay, who has been called "the architect of systematic destruction" because of the mass bombing techniques he developed in World War II, said the decision to campaign with Wallace was a difficult one. At first, he said 1 , he refused. But after he thought about it, he said it seemed like staying out of the campaign was essentially the same position taken by Vietnam doves, so he decided to join up. "After adding up all the factors I decided to dedicate myself in joining with him (Wal(Continued on Page 2, Col. 3) Without Federal Aid May Go Ahead On Urban Renewal Project Here Mt. Vernon city councilmen may discuss methods tonight to • accomplish an urban renewal project south of the high school — without federal assistance. The project, started over three years ago, has been stalled for a long time in the regional office of the Housing and Urban Development agency in Chicago. City officials and the high schol board have held recent discussions on feasibility of continuing the project on a purely local basis, with cooperation of the city, high school and private utilities. Under the proposal the high school would buy the land and the city and utility companies would provide services to make the project feasible. Drive On For Goal Of $70,000 United Fund Goes Over $10,000 Here First Day Defends Invasion Gromyko Offers U.S. Friendship By WILLIAM N. OATIS Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) —Soviet Foreign Minister .Andrei A. Gromyko offered a hand of friendship to the United States today and said there was no contradiction between Moscow's interest in peace and its determination to defend the interests of socialism. The Soviet leader told the 123-nation General Assembly that the military intervention in Czechoslovakia was dictated by wfyat that country called a threat to the socialist world and should have surprised nobody. "The Soviet Union," he said, "deems It necessary to pro claim from this rostrum, too, that the socialist states cannot and will not allow a situation, where the vital interests of socialism are infringed upon..." He declared: "To damage the" position of socialism in the world is tantamount to increasing the danger of a new world war." Stressing the need for continued arms talks, he declared: "We are,for friendship with the peoples of North America, including the people of the U.S.A., who will always remember, as we will, the traditions of joint struggle in the ranks of the anti-Hitler coalition and who aico shoulder a tremendous responsibility for the preservation of world peace." He renewed the Kremlin's attacks on West Germany, charging that, "There are politicians in Bonn who would like to re- carve the map of Europe." Cactus Jack's Son Is Dead UVALDE, Tex. (AP) _ Tally C. Garner, 72. only child of the late John Nance Garner, two- term vice president under Franklin D. Roosevelt, died Wednesday, apparently of a heart attack. He was an investment banker and businessmn. The former vice president died last November. The 1968 campaign of the United Fund of Jefferson County got off to an excellent start this week as volunteer workers of the Advance Gifts Division went to work in a quick "blitz" solicitation. Phiiip B. Newkirk, trust officer of Security Bank and Trust Co. is chairman of the Advance Gifts Division this year. Following a Tuesday kick-off breakfast presided over by Wayne Fudge, comptroller of General Radiator, Inc., and assistant drive chairman for the United Fund, workers received their cards and left to make their calls. By the time of the first report meeting a scant three hours later, more than $7,000.00 had been secured toward the 1968 campaign goal of $70,000.00. At the end of 24 hours this total had climbed to $10,786.00, according to Nekwirk. Further reports on this division will be forthcoming as the balance of of the cards are turned in. The board of directors under President John Lipps of King City Federal Savings and Loan Association, and the fund campaign organization under the chairmanship of Dean Lathrop of Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Co. agreed to set the 1968 United Fund goal at $70,000. This represents a considerable increase over last year, but faces realistically the basic minimum needs of the nine member agencies for their 1969 budgets. Solicitation by volunteer workers in the several other major divisions of the campaign is now getting underway in this annual county-wide appeal. Chairman Lathrop and his campaign workers have planned the solicitation tor the month of October only. Lathrop said, "If county residents respond with a truly fair-share gift for the nine deserving agencies; and if workers and donors follow the example set by the Advance Gifts Division, we should be able to achieve our goal within the time limit we have set for ourselves."

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