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4-A MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mf. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 IDWIN RACKAWAY Editor' WM. C. RACKAWAY _ Business Manager! ORIAN METCALF News Editor! JOHN RACKAWAY «•• „ Sport.. Editor GUY HENRY _ „ City Editor NADINE ALLISON Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Advertising Manager'. slow Dasher, Now Dancer CHARLES DEITZ ..Plant Superintendent ; MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to use for the publication of sll news credited 1o it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also the local news puulished therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in aJvance By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, 1 year $ 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month _ $ 1.25 3y mall outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles; 1 ye a r $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6.00; 1 month $2.75. Delivered by carrier in city per week 40 A Thought For Today For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong.—H Cor. 12:10. People do not lack strength; they lack will.—Victor Hugo, French \ lovelist. Editorial . . . New Postal System Buzzes Nixon's Ear T-UCKED IN WITH all the problems the Nixon administration (B >" THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today In History 100 Trees Sprayed Inaugural Parade Route Bird-Proofed For Nixon 1 will be inheriting come January will be at least one pending proposal for solving a problem. If for no other reason, it should be welcome as relief from monotony. But there is some cause for hope that the new team in Washington will see more in it than that. Involved are Hie U.S. mails and a recommendation, submitted by a special presidential commission, that the Post Office be removed from politics by converting it -from a cabinet department into a non-profit government corporation. The proposed agency would be managed by professionals, would have considerable autonomous control over its own budget and personnel, areas of authority long jealously held prerogatives of Congress, and would, it is anticipated, eventually pay its own way, eliminating chronic deficits currently running at $1 billion yearly. As the brainchild of former Postmaster General Lawrence O'Brien, the commission started out with the blessing of the Johnson administration. But its findings ran into the opposition of O-Brien's successor, Marvin Watson, most of the postal unions and key-congressmen on committees dealing with Post Office affairs. Not surprisingly, the corporation proposal has been gathering dust since last summer. It should be dusted off and it appears very likely that it will be. Implementing legislation is expected to be introduced in the new Congress. And if President-elect Nixon's campaign statements calling for full consideration of the commission's recommendations are any indication, he is sympathetic. There can be little argument that the mails are in bad shape and badly in need of overhauling. It may turn out that the corporation proposal is not the best way of accomplishing this but, at the very least, it deserves a hearing. Not Merry For Mailmen A ND NOW A GOOD WORD for the mailman. Estimate-, are that some 10 billion pieces of Christmas mail will have been delivered on time and reasonably intact by the overburdened couriers by the time the holiday season comes to its merciful end. That is as much mail as a major country such as France moves in an entire year. Put another way, it is 50 gifts, cards and letters for every man, woman and toddler in the nation. This* may be the season to be merry for the rest of us, but for the mailman it's a month of the miseries. Simulate Fifth Of Mile Dive DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Five aquanauts who successfully completed a simulated dive to a depth of one-fifth mile under the sea were being kept under observation today for possible signs of the bends. The divers, smiling and apparently in good physical condition, emerged at 7:02 p.m. Wednesday from the hyperbaric chamber in which they began their trip Dec. 2. About 50 persons, including three Navy admirals, greeted the divers with cheers and applause. The chamber was kept dry but increased pressures were produced by changing the interior atmosphere. The divers were subjected to the same conditions they would find in an open sea to depths of 1,000 feet, far deeper than man has ever gone. The Navy plans to begin dives in the open sea next year off the coast of California. Today is Friday, Dec. 20, the 355the day of 1968. There are 10 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1790. an English expert in textile machinery, Samuel Slater, began operating the first successful cotton mill in America at Pawtucket, R.I. On this date: In 1803, a ceremony in New Orleans symbolized the official transfer of the Louisiana purchase from France to the United States. In 1813, the U.S. Congress established a system of internal revenue. In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. In 1864, during the Civil War, Gen. William T. Sherman's, "march to the sea" ended as his Union troops occupied Savannah, Ga. In 1922. 14 republics of Russia combined in convention at Moscow-as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Ten years ago—Bsoton industrialist Bernard Goldfine was under charges of contempt of Congress. He pleaded innocent. five years ago-Some 4,000 West Berliners made use of Communist passes anc ! crossed the Berlin Wall into East Berlin for Christmas reunions with relatives not seen for two years. One year ago—Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro conceded that he was having differences with the Soviet Union. Apollo 8 At-A-Glance CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) - Here are the facts and figures about Saturday's planned Anollo 8 moon orbit flight: Launch time: 7:51 a.m. EST. Astronauts: Air Force Col. Ki ank Borman, Navy Capt. J,imps A. Lovnll Jr.. both 40. ad Air Force Maj. William A. .Vr'ors. 35. Flight duration: 6 days. 3 I. HU"S. Purpose: fly 220.074 miles ".way from earth and orbit within 69 miles of the moon for 20 hours: 10 orbits. Pave the way f'.r later astronauts to land on tni 1 moon. Moon orbit time: from 5:02 a.m. Dec. 24 to 1:09 a.m. EST Dec. 25. Uocket: Saturn 5, which with Apollo spacecraft stands 363 Uet tall. The world's most powerful rocket, with first stage thrust of 7.5 million pounds; second stage of one million oounds, and third stage of 230.000 pounds. Cost of mission: Saturn 5. $185 mJlion; Apollo 8 spacecraft, $55 lrvJlion; launch support, including recovery forces, $70 million. Total: $310 million. U.S. Steel To Raise Prices Gems Answer to Previous PozzK ACROSS 60 Tiny 1 Green stone 61 Flavoring 5 Velvet-blade lor beer mineral 8 Fire. 12 Tropical plant 13 Jewish high priest 114 Fainted ! bunting (Creole) 15 Young DOWN 1 Jest 2 Exclamation of sorrow & Village (S. Afr.) _\ A. More weird 5 Envy 6 Shade tree * 7 Ranks 24 Fruit of a lor example * palm 41 By way of 25 Verbal 42 Inpour „ 26 Chalcedony 44 Scatter lflBlulsh-violet 8 Variety of 28 Passport 46 Contend with, stone green diabase endorsement 47 Soviet river >18 Observation * Remunerates 29 Revise 48 Crochets 20 Lifte^ 10 Church part SO Unusual 50 Butter 21 VreuMan HAHows 33 Danger for a substitute ^ijjxeuaian i7 contaminate ship (2 51 Irregular 19 Time past words) mass 23 Son of Ruth 36 Bass singer 52 Platform term 22 Be seated 23 Fragrant 27 At no time 31 Barrier 32 Sodium chloride 34 Cretan, SS.Gceek letter 36 Cow bam 37 Courtesy tfQs 38 Alluvial rivet 1 deposit 40 Swerve 43 Worm 45 Transgression 46 Dainties^ »8 « child 49 Masculine appellation 63 Musical work 65 Hawaiian Joodfiah 66 Footway 87 {©o wrong 39 Grow molars, 54 Anger IT 90 8T PITTSBURGH (AP) - U.S. Steel Corp., which usually set the nation's steel price trends, says it will hike the cost of the industry's basic product ear'- next month. The 4 per cent increase, which will boost the price of semifin­ ished carbon steel $5 a ton and semifinished alloy steel $7 a ton, is the largest in a series of adjustments in the industry. In addition to semifinished steel, the giant producer said Wednesday it's raising the price of steel pilings $7 a ton. Semifinished steel is sold to mills in rough forms called billets, blooms and slabs. The mills then roll these into virtually all steel products, rods, wires, sheets and strips. U.S. Steel said the incroas*; affects products that account for 4 per cent of total industry shipments, making them one of the biggest tonnage items. It said the price hikes are tended to raise the company's revenues less than one-tenth oi one per cent. The new prices, it said, will go into effect Jan. 2, 1969. Stand Up At Talks —Percy WASHINGTON TAP) — Negotiators at the Vietnam war r;eace talks should dispense with a table if its shape is an insurmountable obtacle to the talks. Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-Ill., said Wednesday ; "Let's get on with the talks and let's stop this foolishness," he said in a statement. "I am not impressed by the prolonged ciscussions over the shape of thf negotiating table." Perry said "a good deal of ;!',e blamo" for the delays should go to the South Vietnam- i st and said he concurred with criticisms of Saigon voiced by Secretary of Defense Clark M. Clifford. "It appears that Saigon and Hanoi are using this mini-issue m delay the start of the expand< >I talks, for if the table were reaily such a difficult problem, tal^s could be held without any tank' at all," said Percy. By MARGARET SCHERF , Associated Press Writer WILMETTE, 111. (AP) - Joe Fink, the unsung hero of four ; j.residential inaugurations, has ; completed his vital part in preparations for the next one. S:> that President-elect Nixon <»r,d his entourage won't need umbrellas Jan. 20, Fink has bird-proofed the inaugural pa- -acle route between the White il.iuse and the Capitol. "Other-wise. the starlings :<: mid cause the dignitaries to i - e some of their dignity." observed Fink, 63, of Wilmette, in ,>n interview. He and eight workers spent 12 ria^s spraying the 100 trees along Pennsylvania Avenue with 2.000 gallons of a chemical he invented 22 years ago and produces at his National Bird Control Laboratory. ! "It's a nonpoisonous chemical vhich deters birds from landing," said Fink. It irritaLes their foot. His $10,000 contract with the inaugural committee guarantees to keep starlings away Irom Pennsylvania Avenue for at least four months. Until Fink came to the rescue, the birds used to disturb inauguration festivities and parade participants. "Thousands upon thousands of •jivcis attended those parades," | Fink said. "You couldn't see the :-:ky for them. Trees along the ! route were littered with them."; J Spectators in stands under the • ' trees had to raise umbrellas for : protection, he said. | "Then in 1953 the Department 1 1if Parks asked us for a demon-, stratio n." Fink recalled. ! "They'd tried everything but' j-o.hing worked. Nobody thought we'd work, either. But the next i'rsy every tree around was cov- ei cd with birds except those 'rees we'd treated. And the next day we got the assignment for President Eisenhower's inauguration." This inauguration will be the I'ist one for wlfich Fink will be on hand to observe the results of nis handiwork. , "I'm holding final inspection j Jan. 10 so I think I'll stick !around for it," he said. "I was : never able to make it to the others, although I was always in' \ited." Flight Plan For Aoollo ii Moon Trip CAPE KENNEDY. Ha. (AP) - Here is the flight plan for the nround-the-moon journey of Apollo 8 astronauts Frank Bor- rnan, James A. Lovell Jr. and William A. Anders based on lift- on at 7:51 a.m. EST Saturday. SATURDAY Air Force Col. Borman, Navy C;.pt. Lovell and Air Force Maj. Anders blast off at 7:51 a.m. for an 11.5-minute ride atop a tow- ir:ng Saturn 5 rocket into initial circular earth orbit 119 miles high. Nearly three hours later -over the Pacific Ocean during Apollo 8's second earth orbit- Saturn 5's upper stage restarts ior a five minute burn to kick Apollo 8 toward the moon. If required, pilots correct course using spacecraft engines about six i.ours later. Crew removes .space suits for comfort, and Lovell sees how well men can navigate in deep space using /•avth and stars as reference points. SUNDAY More navigation studies by 1 ovell and additional course corrections, if needed. Anders photographs earth and moon. First live television broadcast ebout 3 p.m. MONDAY Second TV transmission about 3 p.m. more navigation experiments, general lunar landmark j-jservation and photography. TUESDAY Main 21,500-pound-thrust spacecraft engine is triggered live seconds at 5 a.m. to slow Apollo 8's speed. Moon's gravity captures craft for two egg- shaped orbits ranging from 69 to 136 miles above moon's surface. Engine triggered again for 10 seconds about 4% hours later to change orbit to 69-mile-high circular path. During the next eight orbits, each lasting two .lours, Anders photographs lunar surface extensively, Lovell r.avigates by sighting on moun- 'ams and craters and attempts to locate site-selected as landing area for future Apollo missions. Two live TV transmissions, about 7:25 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. CHRISTMAS DAY Vital spacecraft engine burn laiting nearly 3>/ 2 minutes begins shortly after 1 a.m. to bet, : n trip back to earth. Photography of earth and moon, navigation experiments and course corrections, if required. Live television about 4:05 p.m. THURSDAY Navigation studies. moon- c-arth photography, live TV broadcast about 3:50 p.m. FRIDAY Blaze into earth's atmosphere at lunar return speed of nearly 25,000 miles an hour and parachute to recovery area in Pacific Ocean, landing about 10:50 a.m. Law For Today ... COURT MAY ALLOW COLLEGE EDUCATION Q. My wife and I were married before I started college. Now, we are getting a divorce. Will the court force me to leave college and gi to work to support our child? Until now, our parents have been contributing to our support. A. A court will consider all of the circumstances, including the fact that a father who finishes college will be in a better position to support his child than the college'drop- out. Mean time, the court may fix support payments at an amount commensurate with the father's ability to pay, subject: to increases as his earing power improves. —Illinois State Bar Association Five Perish In Cleveland Fire STADIUM Ph. 242-5S63 ' ENDS SATURDAY iiiiifjiiifitiiitiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiijitfitiiifffffiiiiiifiitiijtiiiiiiiftiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisiitiiiiiifiiiiiiiiifiiaijtiifii (Ht/ttpeptr inttrprht Am.) A CLEVELAND, Ohio (APi — At least five persons perished Thursday in a fire which raged through a four-story hotel building near the heart of the downtown area. It was feared that more bor'.- ies might be found when firemen reach other rooms of the A&A Hotel, an aged brick structure. Rooms in the hotel rent for one dollar a night. One resident who got out, J John Peters, 46, told newsmen he awoke about 5 a.m. to find j km na »«ress on fire. j BOND SALE . " . in TIillNI)EHU/M" PANAVISION' TECHNICOLOR Re-released thru United Artists RUSSIA — 7:30 P.M. 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HEAR:jhe Fantastic Martian Toy Factory! ESgO Earth Kids Meeting with Martian Kids! claus " n ~L Space-ship Journey from Earth to Mars! *v Santa turn Mars-Robot into a Mechanical Toy 1 FOUR CORNERS „ ., , PLUS 3 COLOR CARTOONS An Cmbass 7H-< H\m\ Kcleat A

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