Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 20, 1968 · Page 2
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2-A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1968 DEATHS Sister Of Local Residents Dies In Tucson, Ariz. Ruth Shoen, sister of Mrs. Hallie Britton of ML Vernon and the brother of J. 0. Clemins of Mt Vernon, died at 10 p.m. Thursday in Tuscon, Ariz. Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Shoen are incomplete at the W. W. Fern Funeral Home in Chicago. Mrs. Shoen was born July 13, 1901 in Jefferson county. She was the daughter of W. H. and Lottie Clemins. She was married to Lyle Shoen who survives. Besides her husband 1 , sister and brother, Mrs. Shoen is survived by one other sisiter, Mrs. Jennie Linder of Detroit, Mich.; two other brothers, Charles Clemins of Nevada, Iowa and Gale Clemins of Beech Grove, Ind. and two grandchildren. Leota Burton Dies At Age 69; Rites Saturday Mrs. Mary Leota Burton, 69, of 1001 Welkins, died! at 9:00 a.m. Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was a practical nurse. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. F. L. Trc* tter officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Burton was born August 18, 1899, in Bufkin, Ind., the daughter of Alfred and Mary Edith (Greer) Bufkin. Survivors include one son, Elvin (Bud) Burton of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Freida Reed Ruth Rightnowar, Deloris Barnett and Minnie Bumpus, all of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Vet vie Tucker of Cincinnati, Ohio; 17 grandchildren and 13 great­ grandchildren. Rhoda Wehunt, 60, Dies Today In Mt. Vernon Rhoda Ethel Wehunt, 60, 726 Perkins, died at 1:44 a.m. today in theGood Samaritan Hospital where she had been a patient for the past four days Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Myers Chapel with the Rev. Everett Lsmay officiating. Burial will be in the LO.O.F. Cemetery in Charleston, Mo. Mrs. Wehunt was born Aug. 2, 1908 in Montgomery County, Ark. She was the daughter Of Charles and Jane Hunter Lowery. She was married to Henry M. Wehunt in 1927. Besides her husband, Mrs. Wehunt is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Juanita McOoskey of Charleston, Mo.; one son, Charles of Mt Vernon; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Coughran of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Eva retty of Amity, Ark.; two brothers, Jeff Lowery of Jonesboro, La., and Henry Lowery of Ft. Smith, Ark., and three grandchildren . Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 4 p.m. Saturday. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: William R. Degenhart, 1214 Warren. Malissa Dalby, Ine. Discharged: Mary Lucy Thompson, 201 Castleton. Brenda Wilmeyer, Franklin, Mo. Delia Harrison, 1210 South 24th Frank McKenzie, Springer- tor.. n<ood Samaritan admitted: Larry Morgan, Route 2, Mt. Vernon.. Mason Meadors, Route 5, Mt. Vc rnon. Etta Quinn, 1310 Jones. • Dale Brookman, Dix. Rado Apgar, 212 North 8th. Harry Borden, 309 South 11th. Sherry Meadows, Route 5, Mi. Vernon. Jeff Miller, Mounds. Gertrude Volarich, H i ckory Grove Manor. Roy Sydes, 1125 South 9th. Roy Garrison, 1507 Cherry. Joyce Wilson, 10 Homestead. Patricia Reynolds, 1105 Douglas. Betty Winkler, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Julia Moore, 715 North street Michael Williams, 316 Cabom. James Murphy, 1101 George. Discharged: Pamela King, 1409 White. W. L. Henson, Sims. Harry Smith, 1605 Harrison. Charles Jay, Benton Road. Darryl Dent Nason. Katherine Stover, Bluford. Ray Sweeten , Ina. Julia Braddy, Wcodlawn, Merry Williams, Wcodlawn. Clyde Davis, 1020 South 20th. Dennis little, 1105 Douglas. Ella McNeil, 1216 South 10th. Fred Hay, 908 North 4th. Heber Webb, 1316 Casey. Mack Duncan, Ina. Joe Dawson, 2808 Maraten, ' Negroes Attack E. St. L. Hospital And Meeting EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — Six Negro men disrupted an East St. Louis model cities program meeting Thursday night at Lincoln High School and then beat tow Negro community leaders and a truck driver. All the victims were attending the meeting. About an hour later, a group of Negro men attacked two Negro security guards at Christian Welfare Hospital. Police said descriptions of some of the participants in both assaults were similar. The first incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. when the six men, all believed to be in their 20s, entered the high school auditorium and rushed down an aisle and jumped on stage. All three men were kicked and knocked to the floor by the assailants. About 9:40 p.m. Lester Bell, a Pinkerton security guard at Christian Welfare Hospital, told police he was standing in a basement hallway when he saw a group of men. Bell told officers one man placed a hard object against his back and a second man took his pistol. Then he was knocked against a wall. Bell said he called for assistance from Water Gethers," 38, another guard at the hospital. Gethers said when he arrived at the scene, he heard about five or six men yelling obscenities at a nurse. He said the group threatened to kill him if he interfered in their quarrel with the nurse. Gethers said he then locked himself and several other hospital employes in a nearby laundry room, where they remained until police arrived. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Prices paid until 12:30 p.m. today were up 30c. The top was 19.25 and 19.50 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 19.00 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 11.50 and 15.00. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. Johnson Predicts Budget Surplus Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vemon this morning. Wheat 1.20. Soybeans 2.46. Corn 1.07. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Butter steady; wholesale buying prices; 93 score AA 68%; 92 A 68%; 90 B 68; 89 C 60%; Cars 90 B68%; 89 C 62. Eggs wholesale buying prices: grade A whites 48; mediums 44%: standards 41; checks 27Ms. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Billy Don Stewart of 318 Casey are the parents of a $on born at 6:47 o'clock Thursday evening, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He weighed six pounds and 14 ounces and has been named James Kevin. Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Cates of 108 South 34th are the parents of a daughter born at 4:10 o'clock mis morning, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed six pounds and nine ounces. PROMISE RELEASE OF PUEBLO CREW (Continued From Page One) leased in two or three days. The South Korean source indicated the only thing standing in the way of the release were some procedural matters, such as when, where and how the men were to be freed, beny Relatives Notified Some sources in. the United States said Thursday that relatives of the Pueblo crew had been notified to stand by for an impending announcement concerning the 82 men. However, late Thursday night, almost all relatives reached by the Associated Press said they had not been contacted by the government Mrs. Lloyd 1 Bucher, whose husband commanded the Pueblo told the AP Thursday she had received no confirmation of the reports from official or any other sources. Mrs. Bucher, who has led a campaign to free the captured men, said that "this is not the first time such rumors have been published and I won't believe them until Pete (her husband) walks in the door." Strict silence was imposed on all U.S. officials dealing with, the Pueblo case, lest any statement create a last-minute hitch in the negotiations. There has been no mention of the release of the ship with its elaborate multimillion dollar electronic listening devices. . North Korea had demanded in exchange for the release of the Pueblo crew an admission and apology by the United States that the Pueblo intruded into North Korean waters, and an assurance that there would be no further "spy." activities off the North Korean coast. The United States denied that the Pueblo was ordered to intruded inside the 12-mile limit set by North Korea. But Secretary of State, Dean Rusk and other officials have said that after the men are released and if an impartial third party finds the United States acted improperly, appropriate action would be taken. Captured Jan. 23 The Pueblo was captured Jan. 23 under unclear circumstances. Disputes over the location of the ship were the major point of disagreement between the United States and North Korea. The United States which officially recognizes a three-mile offshore limit to a nation's sea boundary, said that the Pueblo had never even gone that close to shore in its mission of surveillance. American officials denied that the ship even entered the 12- mile offshore limit proclaimed by North Korea as its sea boundary. However, the North Koreans claimed proof that the boat not only entered the 12-mile limit, but was captured within that boundary. • St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs, consumer grades: A large 44-47, A medium 41-45, A small 27,30, B large 37-41; wholesale grades, standard 39-41, unclassified 2223. Hens, heavy 14; light over 5% lbs 9; under 5% lbs 6; broilers and fryers 23.75-25.75. 31 Killed in Mexican Bus Plunge IGUALA, Mexico (AP) — Thirty-one persons were killed Thursday when a doubledecker bus bound for Acapulco plunged down a 900 foot ravine. Police said there were 14 survivors, many of them in critical condition. The bus carried 45 passengers and a crew of three. Nine hours after the accident soldiers and rescue workers still were removing bodies from the wreckage. Police said the bus was descending a mountain road when it had to swerve to avoid a car in the wrong lane and went over the cliff. The bus company has not issued a passenger list, but it was believed that most of the passengers were government em­ ployes whose annual Christmas vacation started Wednesday. Grant Divorce In Circuit Court Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (AP) — Estimates for Monday: Hogs 8,000; cattle 4,500; calves 100; sheep 600. Hogs 6,000; barrows and gilts fully 50 higher; 1-2 200-230 lbs 20.25-20.50 ; 2-3 200-260 lbs 19.5020.25; sows steady to 50 higher; 1-3 300-450 lbs 14.00-16.25; boars 11.50-13.50. Cattle 250; calves 50; steers and heifers no test prices; cows utility 15.00-17.50; bulls 20.0022.00; choice vealers 33.00-39.00; choice calves 20.00-23.00. Sheep 175; steady, wooled 26...0; choice 80-100 lbs 23.5025.00; ewes 5.00-6.00 A divorce, Jerry Howard Towns vs. Emma Elaine Towns, was granted during a session of circuit court here yesterday STILL AIM FOR LAUNCH AT 7:51 A.M. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson says the federal budget will show a surplus for the current fiscal year, the first time since the Eisenhower administration that the government's books will be written in black ink. And there will be more money on hand than spent in fiscal 1970 as well, the President indicated Thursday in a brief statement from Bethesda Naval Hospital where he is recovering from the flu. The President said the effect of a surplus should help ease the problem of inflation now troubling the nation's economy. "It is needed to curb excessive pressures on demand," the statement said. Although the President's statement didn't say how much of a surplus is expected for this year, sources indicated it would be in the neighborhood of $1 billion. Budget Director Charles J. Zwick, commenting on Johnson's announcement, said that federal expenditures are now | expected to match a govern- i ment estimate issued in September of about $184.4 billion, or S1.7 billion less than the original January figures. Since the administration expects to have a $1 billion surplus, tax receipts should run about $185.4 billion, or $6 billion higher than the September forecast. The last time the budget showed a surplus was in fiscal 1960 when the government books showed! $213 million more taken in than spent. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)—The stock market launched a vigorous rally at the start today, but profit taking came quickly on its heels, and the best gains were pared early in the afternoon. Trading was active. Advances outnumbered declines by more than 200 issues, but blue chip averages backed away from their best levels. Airlines at the start continued their vigorous rally of Thursday which preceded news of lucrative transpacific routes to some of them. Profit taking knocked down the prices of several. A generally higher trend prevailed among steels, motors, mail order-retails, electronics, rails and utilities. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up 1.1 at 365.3, with industrials up 1.7, rails up .6, and utilities up .4. The Dow Jones industrial average, which was up 3.35 in the first half hour, wiped out the gain and showed a net loss of .62 at 974.52 at noon. A million-share block of Pan American World Airways sold at 30, up 1%. On a number-of- shares basis, this was the second biggest ever traded on the New York Stock Exchange, but on a dollar basis it ranked 7th. Pan Am trimmed its gain to about a point. Another benefici ary of the transpacific awards, Northwest Airlines, held a gain of 2 or more. C.I.T. Financial and INA Corp. were active gainers of a point or more. Prices advanced on the American Stock Exchange. (Continued From Page One) NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 indust 974.52 off 0.62 20 rails 274.66 up 0.23 15 Utils 138.23 up 0.48 65 Stocks 348.36 up 0.16 Rumor Of Death Of Former Mt. V. Man Is Untrue Mt. Vernon friends will be happy to know that widespread rumors that a former well krown resident had died in Flo- nca are untrue. The false rumor was that John Allen Koons had died at his home in Fort Myers, Fla. The truth of the matter is John Allen is alive and well, and will be in Mt. Vernon tor Christmas. Apparently the rumor started Tuesday when word was received here of the death of Arch Titus, step-father of Bob Davenport of Mt. Vernon. Davenport is Mr. Koons' son-in-law. Mr. Titus died in Panama City, Fla., and Mr. Davenport wont to Florida to attend the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Koons will pick h.'m up there, and he will ride back to Mt. Vernon with them. They are scheduled %, Vrive Sunday evening. k the last 28 hours before launch. Small problems cropped up and were overcome. A valve regulating the flow of liquid hydrogen, which mingles with liquid oxygen to produce electricity and drinking water for the spaceship, malfunctioned and had to be replaced, along with a leaky line. Elated by the certainty that they will beat the Russian cosmonauts to a close-up rendezvous with the moon, the astronauts were scheduled to ride the gargantuan Saturn 5 rocket away from earth at 7:51 a.m. EST Saturday. After two earth orbits to check out the spacecraft systems, they will restart the Saturn 5 third stage and propel themselves onto the 220,000-mile road to the moon. After 10 revolutions of the moon at an altitude of 69 miles on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a blast of the spacecraft engines hopefully will start then on the return trip to a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean Friday morning. The first moment of peril comes when the engines of the Saturn 5 rocket, which has never before carried riders into space, are ignited. At this time, locked to its pad, the rocket is a potential time bomb, with the explosive power of more than a million pounds of TNT. Saturn has flown only twice. Vibration troubles developed on the second trip but have been diagnosed and corrected. At the first hint of a possible blowup on the pad, electronic sensors will fire an escape rocket that will jerk the spaceship away from the rocket and send it soaring high and far away from the scene of brewing trouble. The second time of greatest tension will come when the astronauts—flying behind the dark face of the moon and out of radio contact with earth—fire the spacecraft engine that will haul them out of lunar orbit and send them gliding at 24,500 miles an hour down a corridor toward a tiny, 36-mile window they must enter into the earth's atmosphere. Apollo bjt: atmosphere. Failure of this engine would leave them stranded in space with about 10 days of oxygen supply left to them. Afterward, the spacecraft would become a lifeless, perpetual satellite of the moon. The last big hazard is the return to earth along a narrow trail never before blazed by man. If the men strayed from the corridor, the midcourse corrections did not get them back, they could richochet off the earth's atmosphere and back out into space to remain. Thieves Loot Parked Auto Of Clothing Rod Bookout, 708 south 21st street Thursday reported the theft of $300 worth of clothing from his automobile. Bookout told police his car was parked in front of Weert's Office Supply Co., 222 south 9th street between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursday when the clothes were stolen. Taken from the unlocked auto were three men's suits, two ladies suits, one green dress, two ladies, sweaters, and one pair of men's slacks. The men's clothing may be hanj for the thief to wear. Po lice said Bookout is 6-4 tall and weighs 250 pounds. Red Troops Move Up For Saigon Attack SAIGON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officers reported today that the Communist command has launched the first phase of a winter-spring campaign and is moving troops and war materials into position for an assault on Saigon. They expect the attack after New Year's. The intelligence reports prompted the United States to warn the North Vietnamese in Paris that an attack on Saigon would jeopardize the peace talks. The Viet Cong meanwhile observed the eighth anniversary today of the founding of its National Liberation Front with three grenade attacks and a shooting in Saigon. Seven Vietnamese civilians were killed and 11 were wounded. One grenade hit a U.S. Army jeep but bounced off and exploded in a group of Vietnamese, killing two and wounding six. All the terrorists escaped. American intelligence officers, explaining the three-week lull in sustained major ground fighting, said the Communist command is trying to avoid contact and is moving troops in squad-sized units of about 10 men to get them in desired positions. The major movement was detected from the Cambodian border toward Saigon, they said. Intelligence reports say that four North Vietnamese divisions previously strung along the Cambodian Border north of Saigon have drawn in closer to the capital. Against this, the allies have about 80,000 troops in 120 maneuver battalions, including 50 American, 64 South Vietnamese and six Australian and Thai. Burglars Are Scared Off Here Burglars who broke into a Mt. Vernon business place last night were scared off. County officers said the thieves got into the B & W Trading Post, on Route 460 at the southeast edge of town, by breaking a front door glass. Officers said they had some items stacked up but were apparently scared away without taking anything. FLU-RELATED DEATHS ARE INCREASING (Continued From Page One) D. Eisenhower, the groom's grandmother, was reported ill at Walter Reed Army Hospital, where her husband, the former president, is recuperating from a recent series of heart attacks. The former first lady's press secretary said Mrs. Eisenhower may join her husband in viewing the wedding on closed-circuit television in Eisenhower's hospital room. President Sick Joining Mrs. Eisenhower, President Johnson and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey on the sick list were many other notables, including Senator-elect Barry Goldwater of Arizona, Special Presidential Assistant Walt W. Rostow, Assistant White House Press Secretary Tom Johnson, and Gen. Earle G. Wheeler, chairman of the; Joint Chiefs of Staff. New York City Health Commissioner Edward O'Rourke said that because of the flu epidemic and a concurrent strike by fuel oil deliverers in New Xbrk, "The situation is bad today, buit it will be worse Saturday and still worse by next week." | OPEN UNTIL 8 P.M. \ FOR YOUR SHOPPING j CONVENIENCE Pleads Guilty To Forgery Here; Goes To Prison Harry Clary, 22, of 1403 White pleaded guilty in circuit court here yesterday to a f o rgery charge. Judge Alvin Lacey Williams sentenced Clary to from two to three years in the state prison at Menard. He was given credit for 25 days he has spent in county jail. Clary was charged with forgery of two $80.50 checks on November 14. Kenneth G. Hall Attends Baptist Planning Session Kenneth G. Hall, missionary for the Salem South Baptist Association, was in Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 9-13 to participate in a Southern Baptist planning and promotion conference. He engaged in denominational planning and promotion for the 1970s along with 1,400 other Southern Baptist leaders from across the nation. Mr. Hall was invited to Nashville to work with other superintendents of associational missions. They aided in exploring needs and projecting plans for Baptist mission work. Because of educational changes to become effective in the denomination in 1970 ,the conference participants learned of the new program and curriculum changes for 34,000 Southern Baptist Convention churches in all 50 states. Among those who addressed the conference were W. A. Criswell, president of the 11,000,000 member Southern Baptist Convention, and Edward B. Lindaman of Apollo Space Program, North American Rockwell Corporation, Downey, California. Central Church To Present Live Nativity Scene The Central Church of Christ in Mt. Vernon plans to present the nativity scene, live for three nights. For three hours each on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, members of the church will por- hvy characters in and around the manger where Christ was born. They will use live sheep. Church members portraying characters in the scene will change every hour. Report Three Auto Wrecks In Mt. Vemon Hijacker Apologizes Cuba Trip For Airliner; 151 Aboard MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — A hijacker who said he had. nitroglycerin forced an Eastern Airlines jet with 151 persons aboard to fly him to Cuba late Thursday. He apologized as he left the plane. "I'm sorry, captain," the tall, slender hijacker said on arrival in Havana where six soldiers escorted 1 him off the aircraft. "I wouldn't have hurt anybody." It was the fifth consecutive week that an airliner had been hijacked to Cuba. Six commercial planes have been hijacked to Cuba during that time and 20 this year. Capt. Orris F. Firth, 56, a veteran of 30 years with the airline, said he had no hesitancy about flying to Cuba - when the man listed as "C. Washington" on a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Miami handed a note to a stewardess to divert the plane. "The threat was enough for me," Firth said after returning to Miami with his crew of seven. "I had 142 (other) people on board'." "I was in the galley when this man came to me," said Uta B. Risse, 23-year-old German-born stewardess. "He asked what time we would get to Miami. "He threw down a note and said, 'Tell the captain we won't get there. Tell him we're going.' " Miss Risse said the man occupied a seat in the last row with his daughter, Jennifer, aged 2%. Miss Risse said the hijacker never exposed the gun and she sat with an empty seat between them. Charge Damage To Crops; File Lawsuit Here A $1,300 damage suit, in which the plaintiffs charge that crops and a roadway were damaged by cattle from a neighboring farm in Blissville township, was filed in circuit court here yesterday. The suit is Louis Kujawa and 1 Barbara Kaminski vs. Richard Hopper. Kujawa farms land owned b# Barbara Kaminski, which is adjacent to the Hopper Property. The two plaintiffs ask 800 for alleged damages to bean crops caused by Hopper's cattle, over a three years period. Barabara Kaminski asks for an additional $500 for alleged damage caused by the cattle to a private roadway. Three auto accidents were reported to Mt. Vernon Police Thursday. Police said cars driven by William R. Miller, 22, Brownsville' Road, Mt. Vernon and Nolen L. Cowsert, Harrisb u r g, collided in the 200 block of south 10th street Thursday afternoon. Damage to the Miller auto was estimated in excess of $100. At 1:10 p.m. Thursday, police said cars driven by Eva I. Pickett, 36, Rt. 1, Mt. Vernon and i Vernon Maulding, 63, Dahlgren collided on 10th street at the Waltonville road. No damage estimate was available for the Pickett vehicle. Damage to the Maulding auot was in excess of $100. Police said Maulding was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way. Cars driven by Glen W. Womack, 65, 1309 south 25th street and Joseph L. Boldwin, 44, 714 south 24th street, were damaged in excess of $100 when the two collided at the comer of Perkins Ave. and 22nd street. The accident occurred at 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Brick From Old Capitol What may be the oldest brick in Jefferson county is on display at Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. It will not be thrown at anyone, the chamber said. The brick is a part of Ilbnois history and is mounted on a plaque with the following inscription: "This brick was a part of the inner wall of the Illinois state capitol where Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous 'House Divided' speech in 1858." The ancient former state capitol in Springfield was recently rebuilt. Some of the inner wall bricks were mounted on a plaque and one found its way to Neal Rowe, Rt. 1, district state conservation representatVe. He brought it to the Chamber of Commerce where it will remain for an indefinite period. The public is invited to view it. Jackie Flies To Greece After Bomb Scare ATHENS (AP) — Jacqueline Onassis arrived by plane from New York with her two children to spend Christmas with her husband, Aristotle, on their Greek hideaway island of Skor- pios. Their departure and that of 150 other passengers from New York's Kennedy airport was delayed four hours and 16 minutes Thursday night by a bomb scare. Police searched the plane from tail to cockpit and each piece of lugcBge, but nothing unusual was found. On arrival in Athens, the widow of President John F. Kennedy and her children, Caroline and John, went to another piano In which Onassis was waiting. They took off for an airport on the Ionian sea near Skorpios, whore Onassis keeps his 325-foot yacht Christina moored Retailers Vote On 4 Directors Mt. Vernon Retailers Association, a division of the Chamber of Commerce was in process today of electing four 1969 directors. Association members received a ballot with eight names, twice the number to be elected and were requested to vote> for four. Deadline for receipt of voting results is Dec. 30. The four newly elected directors will join holdover directors Vaughn Chaney, D. H. Wise Clothing Co.; Arthur Laird, Laird Jewelry; Albert Parker, Albert's; Robert Nassauer, The Remnant House; Donald Shafer, Musgrove Shoes, and Bill Steffy, Steffy- Mitchell Home Furnishings. Newly elected and holdover directors will elect 1969 association officers during a dinner business meeting in Elks Club Jan. 6 at 6:15 p.m. M. VERNON Gl LAUDED FOR HEROISM (Continued From Page One) came under an intense enemy attack, Specialist Robinson fearlessly braved the enemy fire as he ran to the resupply area and gathered ammunition. With complete disregard for his own safety, Specialist Robinson repeated this action again and covered over 200 meters under heavy fire. His valorous actions contributed immeasurably to the success of. the mission and the defeat of the enemy force. Robinson, an intelligence clerk in the 3rd Battalion of the 25th Infantry Division's 22nd Infantry, entered the Army in September 1967 and completed basic training at Ft. Leonard, Wood, Mo. He was stationed at Ft. Polk, La., before arriving overseas in March of this year. He is a 1966 graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School. CIRCUIT COURT Fines assessed in circuit court included: Gordon D. Coons, Springfield, $10 on speeding charge; Robert D. McQuire, 900 Perkins, $100 on reckless driving charge. BILL SAYS: If' iifliiili At Quality Gifts That Mean More. 3 A Pre-Christmas DANCE Swing Out Saturday Night bee. 21 At ' THE EAGLE'S LODGE Music By: The Agents Admission By Pald-Up Membership Card 67 XL Hardtop $2795 Low mileage and loaded with extras. It's equipped with air conditioning, 890 engine, power steering, power brakes, radio, . automatic drive and bucket Beats. 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