Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 19, 1968 · Page 10
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 10

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, December 19, 1968
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10-A rHE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1968 News Briefs MINNEAPOLIS. Mimv (AP) Cabbie Jim Newman's good turn to a strangpr has brought him an early Christmas present -S250 which will help him and his family take a holiday trip to California Newman was driving Morris Lewis, a grocery store operator from Indianola. Miss., to the airport last week when his passenger suffered a severe nosebleed. Newman took him to a doctor, hen a clinir and promised to .vait for Lewis and take care of nis baggage. But Lewis had to ;tny overnight for treatment of i broken arlery. Lewis gave the receptionit a B20 bill for Newman, and that ivas a $15.05 tip above the fare. Then came a phone call early his week from Lewis' wife, who :hanked him for helping a stranger in trouble, and later a surprise S250 check. Newman said it was a smart move to get into the cab business a year ago, because, "I used to be a meatcutter, and I never made that kind of tip hacking at a rump roast." PATTERSON. Ga. (AP) Mabel Aspinwall believes if you can't beat city hall you might as well join it. She ran for a city council seat and was elected. The grandmother of 12, president of the Patterson Garden Club explained her group had experienced difficulty trying to get "water run here or there." She said the men apparently didn't understand about flowers and shrubs so she sought a council post 10 be in a better position to clue them in. Mrs. Aspinwall prefers not to be pinned down on her age. "I'm in my 60s," she said. Record Month For Mercury Car Dealers ST. LOUIS—The 220 d< alers in Lincoln-Mercury Divisions St. Louis district sold mure cars in November than in any similar period in their history. Gordon W. Doherty, district manager. reported today. Doherty said sales during the period totaled 1.874, 15 per cent pii-nd of the 1.633 sold in 1966 and eight per cent over the pre­ vious November record recorded in 1965. Sales in November, 1967 were 705 units when Ford was recovering from a strike. The St. Louis Lincoln-Mercury district is comprised of all or parts ( of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. Nationally, 43,317 passenger cars were sold during November, also a record high. In Mt. Vernon, 111., Obbie Atkinson, sales manager for W-G Motors, reported record Mercury sales for November for his firm. W-G Motors Inc. has been the Lincoln-Mercury dealer in Mt. Vernon for the past 20 years. isB| SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — John Douglas McGilvray, 29, has passed the state bar examinations and will be admitted to practice law Jan. 9. His wife, mother, mother-in-law and father-in-law already are attorneys. "You have to be a lawyer in this type of family," McGilvary quipped. TOPPING THE NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE requires hours of planning by Alvin L. Hart, above, who has designed the national tree for the last six years. Hart, a GE lighting engineer, makes preliminary sketches, then paper mock-ups before completing the king-sized ornament which adorns the 74-foot spruce at the White House. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF REAL ESTATE Approximately 73.18 acres of farm land (no buildings) Southeast of Sesser, Illinois, formerly owned by Mike Baksa, described as: The East One Half (E Vi) of the Southeast One Fourth (SE VA) of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 1 East of the 3rd Principal Meridian, except that certain tract of land previously conveyed to the Trustees of Goode-Barren Township High schoo I District No. 104, lying in the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarte r of the Southeast Quarter of Section 13, Township 5 South, Range 1 East of the Third P.M., in Franklin County, Illinois, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said NE V* of the SE 1/4, thence East along Vi Section line 425 feet; thence South 700 feet, thence West 425 feet; thence North 700 feet to the place of beginning, containing in all 6.82 acres, more or less, and subject to p rior reservations, exceptions or conveyances of the coal, oil, gas and other minerals, situate in Franklin County, Illinois. This is good producing land, and could be developed for residential or industrial purposes. Approximately 1320 feet of frontage on South, with 8" water line. Immediately South of High School football field. Adjacent to City Limits of Sesser, Illinois. To be sold at auction on Saturday, December 28, 1968, at the Southwest corner of the farm, at 10:00 A.M. Sellers will pay all real estate taxes thru 1968, payable in 1969. Abstract of Title is available for examination at the office of Richard O. Hart, Benton, Illinois, attorney for Executors. Sellers reserve the right to reject all bids. TERMS: 5% at time of sale, balance on delivery of title. FRANK BASSO, GEORGE SPOTANSKI, EXECUTORS Our Golden-Key Auto Policy Includes Towing No Membership Fee Neil R. Rombough 31 3B So. 10th Street Mt. Vernon, Illinois Phone 242-2744 Office Phone 242-3989 Home MILLERS' MUTUAL s OF ILLINOIS NSURANCI AUTO • H0MC BUSINESS Pinpoints Night Snipers Starlight Scopes To Be Used By National Guard By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A device used to pinpoint enemy snipers during night fighting in Vietnam has been added to the weapons provided the National Guard for possible use against rioters in the United States. One hundred of the devices, cabled Starlight Scopes, are being stockpiled at key depots for use by state.National Guard chiefs, if needed. Sources said the scopes probably would be brought into play against snipers firing on guardsmen or police from the darkness during night civil disorders. The National Guard Bureau has notified adjutant generals that the Starlight Scopes will be earmarked for them in depots at Tobyhanna, Pa.. Lexington, Ky., and Sacramento. Calif. Provision of the scopes is the latest action taken by the Army to prepare the National Guard, police and its own forces for possible widespread civil disturbances in the United Spates. These preparations intensified starting last spring when riots 'jroke out in many cities after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Among other things, the Army ha; given the National Guard infra-red search lights, standard flood lights, radios, public address systems, grenade launchers, shotguns and portable riot gas despensers. 'I he Army has claimed outstanding sucesses for the Starlight Scope in South Vietnam to detect enemy guerrilla fighter for more than 400 yards. The device, which is handheld or mounted on rifles and machine guns, amplifies the j;iow of the moon or stars, enabling its operator to see objects that otherwise would be blacked out. National Guard sources said another new aid for antiriot CARNABY STREET in London is decorated for Christmas and, as you might expect, the decor is "mod." Illuminated miniskirted and floral- trousered girls' legs are "turned on" to bring holiday message to shoppers. toices has been the preparation Ly the Aimy Map Service of special maps of 115 cities'con­ sidered potential locales for future civil disturbances. About 9,000 copies of each city \ map are being printed, showing location of key installations and facilities. BY OLIVER SECURITY When you think of it-think of Security Bank & Trust Co. To generations of Southern lllinoisans Security has long been a way of life. The impressive strength of the institution, its reputation for integrity and its 58 years of time-tested experience have meant added security to area savers. The road ahead may be rough but Security has traveled such a path before. They know the way. Honestly, isn't Security what you want most for your savings? All that is required to become a saver in this great savings institution is a few dollars of your money and five minutes of your time. Riding Tractor .. $24.95 Deluxe Farm Set $6.50 Gravity Bed Wagon $3.50 2 Wheel Trailer . $6.50 1850 Wide Front ... $2.75 1850 Tricycle $2.50 Flare Box Wagon $1.00 Barge Box Wagon $1.50 Spreader $1.50 4 Bottom Plow $1.50 IN ORDER THAT OUR STAFF MAY HAVE MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH THEIR FAMILIES . . . SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO. WILL CLOSE AT 12:30 CHRISTMAS EVE, DEC. 24. Wheel Disc Harrow $1.50 FERRIER IMPLEMENT CO. The Old Bank Wit h Young Ideas . • . SECURITY BANK Waltonville Road, Mt. Vernon Phone 242-4797 119 N. 9th & TRUST CO. MT. VERNON, ILL.

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