Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 21, 1968 · Page 2
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2-A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1968 DEATHS and FUNERALS William Tammen, 70, Dies Today In McLeansboro William T a m m e n. 70. McLeansboro, died ai 6:10 a.m. today at the Hamilton Memonai Hospital in McLeansboro. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Gholson Chapel in McLeansboro with the Rev. Robert A. Lamer officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mr. Tammen was born in Germany on Aug. 29, 189S. He was the son of Herman and Helen Katen Tammen. He was married to Ida R. Sinks on Aug. 4. 1956. She preceded him in death. Mr. Tammen is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Ella Wilson of Central Bridge, New York and Mrs. Madeline Gearhardt of Middleburg. New York. Friends may call at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro after 6 p.m. Sunday. Conrad G. Ingram Dies At Age 78; Funeral Sunday Conrad G. Ingram. 78. of 905 south 22nd street, died at 2:05 p.m. Friday in Good Samaritan Hospital He was a retired men's clothing salesman. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. E. J. McClintock officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. today. Mr. Ingram was born April 21, 1890, in Hamilton county, the son of John T. and Laura (Waller) Ingram. He was married to Margaret Newbury, who survives. Other survivors include one son, Russell Ingram of Albuquerque, NJVL; one daughter, Mary Adair of Bell Garden, Calif.; three sisters., Mrs. Walter Endicott and Mrs. Myrtle Holland, both of Mt Vernon, and Mrs. Verna Wilkey of Ojai, Calif.; one brother, James F. Ingram of Chico, Calif.; and six grandchildren. Mr. Ingram was a member of the Calvary Apostolic church. Chas. O/ilson Of Dixon Dies; Funeral Here Charles 0. (Rink) Wilson, 56, a foiiner resident of Mt Vernon, died suddenly in Rockt'ord, , HL yesterday. Mr. Wilson was a resident of IDixon, HI. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pan. Monday at Myers Chapel and burial will be in Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may. call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Wilson was born. March 25, 1912 in Mt Vernon, the son of Charles and Martha (McConnaughay) Wilson. Oh February 22, 1946 he was married, in Evansville, Ind., to Lois Lucille Tucker, who survives. Mr. Wilson was a Mason and was a member of the Consistory, White Shrine, V.F.W. and American Legion, all at Dixon. He was Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star at Dixon. He was a veteran of World War n. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Anthony, at home; five brothers, Oscar, Roy, Leslie and W. A., all of Mt. Vernon, and Andy, of Waltonville; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Jeanguenot of Mt Vernon, Mrs. John Maze of Decatur and Mrs. Juel Reimer of Champaign; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, thre sisters and a step-daughter. Fred Morlan Dies lii California; Fairfield Rites Fred Morlan, 86, of Riverside, Calif., died December 9 in that city. He was a former resident of Fairfield. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dixon-Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield, with the Rev. Sheldon Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alma Gaylord of Rockford. Mr. Morlan was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Ainad Temple of East St Louis, 111. Ethel Latta Dies At Age 82 Years; Funeral Monday Mrs. Ethel Sylvia Latta, 82, of Route 6. Mt Vernon, died Friday at Hickory Grove Manor. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monady at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Ross Partridge officiating. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Qiapel. where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Latta was born April 15. 1886, in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth (Burton) Ward. She was married to Otto Latta. who died in 1961. She is survived by one son, Marvin Latta of Mt. Vernon. New Fairfield Bank Building Site Purchased FAIRFIELD, 111. (AP) — The Fairfield National Bank has acquired more than a half block of property in the downtown area as the site of a future bank building, D.L. Garrison, bank president, said Thursday it probably will be at least a year before construction plans are formulated. The bank has operated at its preserft site more than 75 years and the facilities have become inadequate. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial No Admissions: Discharged: Wilma Gibbs, 807 South 24th. Thomas Erie Wells, Bonnie. Suma P. Hale, Carmi. Apollo Saturn 5 rocket. THIS ROCKET started Apollo 8 astronauts Borman, Lovell and Anders on a space adventure around the moon and baek. It is NASA's first .manned Saturn 5 flighfc -o- -o- -o- APOLLO 8 HEADS OUT INTO SPACE •CIIXROM) WITH KIDNAPING—The FBI released these U,Ju.j u i Washington, saying Gary Stevert Krlslt £,nd Ruth Eisemann Schier are charged by the- FBI''.with kidnap­ ing Barbara Jane Mackle in Atlanta. . i AF Wirephotb); Two Hurt In 7 Accidents In Mt. V. And County Good Samaritan Admitted: Pamela King, 1409 White. Patricia Turk, No. 1 Cherry Drive. Michael David White, Belle Rive.. James Dubois, 1125 South 13th. Discharged: Leona Lovan^ 312 WalnuL Ronald Keen, Keenes. Billy Blackburn, 1128 North Street. Mrs. Darlene Murphy and baby daughter, Michelle Diane, 713 Park Avenue. Charles Brown, 1105 Perkins. Jeff Miller, Mounds. H. W. Faulkner, 20 Northbrook. Tim, Appiegate, Salem. Baron' Norris, "Waltonville. Shirley Pettit, ,213 South 22nd. Jean jArih • Shepard, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. : * K Arthur ^Merchel, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Henry Green, Sims. Mrs. Len'da Scott and baby son, John Todd, Route 1, Bonnie. Lula Milan, HOl Newby. Andrew Haines, 1409 White. Melissa Morgan, 320 Main. Aurora Terrill, Christopher. Ava Milner, Ina. STEINBECK IS DEAD AT 61 (Continued From Page One) BIRTHS ilk Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jones of Route 1, Waltonville are the parents of a son born at 10:55 o'clock Friday morning, in Good Samaritan Hospital, He weighed ten pounds and eight ounces. WAVERS HOLDUP KILLING ?jHOCK ISLAND, HL (AP) Burkett Copas, a customer in V/Rock Island tavern, was shot rao -Wiled Friday night when h£ Intervened and attempted to a holdup, police reported. to his "sympathetic humor and social perception." "The Grapes of Wrath" chronicled the forced migration of a farm family from the Depression dustbowl of Oklahoma to the migrant labor camps of California and touched off a national wave of protest over the plight of the Okies. Although the book brought him lasting fame, Steinbeck did his best to avoid the literary limelight "I am not neurotic about personal publicity," he said. "I just think it's foolish. The fact that I have housemaid's knees or fear of yellow gloves has little to do with the books I write." He appeared most at east with the sort of people that he wrote best about—the Oakies, paisanos, ranch hands and others of little pretension who he first met while growing up in Salinas, Calif. He was born Feb. 27, 1902, the only son of a miller, John Steinbeck Sr. His mother Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, taught in the Salinas schools. He attended Stanford University where he wrote poems and comic satires but did not graduate. In accepting the Nobel Prize at an award ceremony in Stockholm, Steinbeck declared: "The writer is delegated to- declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit, for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. . . "I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature," he said. Steinbeck is survived by his third wife, the former Elaine Scott, once married to actor Zachary Scott; and two sons by a previous marriage, Thorn, 24, on leave from service in Vietnam, and John, 22, currently a civilian writer in Vietnam. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. James Episcopal Church here. The remains will be cremated and taken to Salinas for burial. (Continued- From Page One) minutes of powered flight and the Mission Control Center reported Apollo 8 had been propelled into an earth orbit more than 100 miles high. Air Force Coi. Frank Borman, Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Air Force Maj. William A. Anders immediately began exercising and checking the thousands of spaceship systems, verifying they are working before committing themselves to head for the moon. If Apollo 8 had not been aimed toward the moon, it would have Leaded for an orbit around the sun because it had broken away from .'earth's hold. However, in the vicinity of the moon, lunar gravity will grasp the spacecraft and prevent it from shooting but into the solar system. Ahead—of the astronauts on their momentous space odyssey lay a lonely 66-hour trip through Two persons were injured as seven accidents occurred in ML Vernon and Jefferson county Friday and early today. Clyde Williamson. IS, of 412 Jordan street, suffered head injuries in an accident this morning on state route 37, aboiit a mile norm of town. He was able to be relased after treatment at Good Samaritan Hos- ,pital. Martha E. McKenzie, 27, of Route 5, was injured yesterday in a collision involving her car and an auto driven by James W. Storment, 37, of Route 3, Salem. The collision occurred in the 300 block of Main street. Both cars were damaged over $100. Storment was charged with failure to yield right-of-way. Five other major damage mishaps were reported in Mt. Vernon. Early todoy a car driven by Roberta L. Goddard, 21, Route 1, Dix, backed into a parked car on the P. N. Hirsqh parking lot, Tenth and Jordan. The parked car, property of Ida M. Meadows, 19, Route 5, was damaged over $100. A car driven by Marvin McKinney, 39, Route 1, Opdyke, hit a truck parked at a gas station this morning in the 70o block of south Tenth street. The truck, property of James K. Beard, 38, Kokomo, Ind., was damaged over $100. The accident occurred when the brakes on 'he ear failed. An accident Friday afternoon t 12th and North streets involved ' cars driven by Nelson D. Jones, 27, Route 1, Bonnie, nd Lyle.H. Heinzman, 64, 1119 Two Killed In Highway Crash MAHOMET, 111. (AP) — Two rural Mahomet young people were killed and two others were injured critically Friday night in a car-truck collision on Illinois 47 just off Interstate 74 north of Mahomet. ' Police said the truck, drivep by John Chollard,': 53, of Webb City, Mo., was loaded^ with explosives. There was rid, explosion and Chollard was unhurt in the crash. Dead were Steven Cooper, 17, the driver, and Miss Page Muir, 15. Two others in the car, Pafr rick Cummins, 17, , and Linda Tinale, 15, also of' rural Mahomet, were -taken to Mercy Hospital, Urbana,' in critical condition. The collision occurred just after Chollard exited Interstate 74 and headed north on 47. '' NIXON WILL MEET WITH WORLD CHIEFS ^Continued From Page One) a strange worjd to the vicinity of the moon, which today was .vraple. The cars were damaged ?:0,074 miles from earth. j about $100. " . Guiding themselves by the • In a Friday evening accident stars, Borman, Lovell and An- a car driven by Walter P. Reid, ders are to steer themselves within 69 miles of the moon early Dec. 24 and then fire their spaceship engine to inject Apollo 8 'into an initial orbit .ranging from 69 to 196 miles above the lunar surface. Later they are to circularize the path at the 69- mile altitude. Before heading home 20 hours later, they hoped to gather vital information that will ease the way for Americans to make a landing on the moon next year. During the two orbits of the earth the astronauts were very businesslike in their conversa tion. Most of the communication was technical except for brief outburst of "we're go" from [ Bcrman when Apollo 8 dashed j into orbit. Asked how things looked out tiie window. Borman replied, "everything looks the same as it did three years ago," referring to the two-week Gemini 7 flight that he made with Lovell. Thousands Watch Launch Tens of thousands of persons watched the launch from vantage points in the Cape Kennedy area. Many had camped out on the nearby beaches in order to b«» near when the mammoth rocket lifted majestically into nV clear blue sky. Among the observers were Ixveil's wife, Marilyn, and the four Lovell children, ranging in age from 2 to 15, and his mother, Mrs. Blanche Lovell. The Borman and Anders families watched the launch on television at their homes near the Manned Spacecraft Center at Houston. 104 south 18th, backed out of a driveway on south 18th and hit the parked oar of Mary J. Roberts, 17, 1920 south Ninth. The Roberts car was damaged over $100. In an accident at Tenth and Harrison yesterday a truck driven by Pete 0:hap, 60, Waltonville, struck the car of Bernie P. Kelley, 48, 815 Tollo Road. The car was damaged about •575. Ochap was charged with making an illegal right turn. Two Fire Calls Here Friday A tractor was damaged by fire late yesterday while a gas line ditch was being dug in an filley in the 2000 block of College Avenue. Firemen said the tractor seat ignited while a backhoe was being used to dig the ditch. Firemen received one other call Friday, to Grigg's' Market parking lot. 11th and Main, where wiring was damaged in a parked car. The car was the property of Harry Drennan, 1907 Olive. MARRIAGE LICENSES case of passing this around to a number of people and finally giving it to him. Looking at what the job needs at this time and the kind of man we need, we believe we have found the man for the job." ; Yost, 61, and a veteran of 33 years in the Foreign Service, is better known as diplomat than as a Democrat. Nixon said Yost took the U.N. assignment for the duration of the Republican administration, j He stressed tha,t Yost was a campaign adviser to Humphrey on peacekeeping and international organizations, and said this was important for the sake of bipartisanship: ; Nixon said he was not aware of any current discussions on a possible meeting with De Gaulle. But he left that possibility open, saying, "It will be my policy after the. inauguration to meet with just"'as many of the world leaders from all parts of the world that I can because I want to know them and see how our policies can be improved.. And I think they should know me. "Our schedule will be very heavy, diplomatically in the first six months," he said. i Nixon confers today with Rogers and with Winton Blount, his postmaster ^general-designate. ' But the"busihefes of shaping <a government will, become somewhat secondary *Kte in the day as Nixon moves .into his role as father of the4)ride. His daughter Julie is to be married Sunday to David, Eisenhower. Nixon will escort her to a wedding rehearsal and dinner on the eve of the ceremony. Report Flu In 32 States And England By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "Widespread or regional influenza activity" has been reported in 32 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, the National Communicable Disease Center says. And Hong Kong flu has now crossed another ocean. Birmingham Hospital in England confirmed Friday that a boy had been admitted earlier in the week with the Hong Kong strain. Four Americans at a sales conference in Cambridge were also suspected of having the disease, a report from London said. The communicable disease center in Atlanta said isolated outbreaks of Hong Kong flu and other influenza strains have now been reported in 14 states and that individual cases have been noted in four others. It said "the Southeast has been most notably spared." In New X orlt City> where striking fuel oil deliverers vote on a proposed settlement Sunday, agreement was reached to make emergency deliveries to 2,300 apartment buildings where some 40,000 persons are ill with the flu. At Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, President Johnson was reported improving in his bout with flu, but his doctors told him he should remain in the hospital today. At nearby Walter Reed Army Hospital, Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower continued to recuperate from the flu. The San Diego County Health Department reported California's first death from Hong Kong flu. A Chamber of Commerce official in Chicago said 400,000 of the metropolitan area's 7.5 million residents had the flu. An advertising company in Des Moines, Iowa posted a billboard declaring: "Hong Kong flu is un-American—catch something made in the-U.S.A." "The hope is that citizens will stop patronizing this imported disease when they realize that there are plenty of good American germs lying around unused this year," the company's general manager explained. Fear Allied Split On Peace Talks PARIS (AP) — Top U.S. and South Vietnamese negotiators at the Paries peace talks will report to their respective presidents this weekend amid fears of a growing split in the allied camp. But, the U.S. deputy chief negotiator, Cyrus R. Vance, just before leaving for Washington today, said: "There is no misunderstanding between us and the government of Saigon. Other people talk about disagreements, but they don't exist." Vance said he would see "a number of people" in the United States. These are expected to include President Johnson and President-elect Nixon. He plans to return to Paris Dec. 27. Secret talks between the United Slates and North Vietnam to make conference arrangements are blocked by the refusal of the Saigon government to negotiate with an independent Viet Cong delegation, and the refusal of Hanoi to negotiate unless such a delegation is seated. Quick Quiz Q — Who was the first president of 50 states? A — Dwight D. Eisenhower. Alaska and Hawaii were both admitted during his administration. * » * Q — What principality is less than 70 iles square? A — Liechtenstein with an area of 62 square miles. NEGOTIATE WITH CONG CHRISTMAS (Continued From Page One) Tass Reports Moon Launch MOSCOW (AP) - Tass reported promptly and in detail today the launching of Americas Apollo 8 manned m 0-0 n shot. December 20 James W. Troutt and Judith Ann Reppucci, both of Salem, HI. Richard C. Williams, Effingham, and Leona Mae Walter, Fairfield. December 19 Gleason Wayne McGehee, and Julie Ann Phelps, both of Mt. Vernon. Paul O. Childres, Salem, 111., and Helen Kay Davis, Centralia, 111. Harry L. Schuchardt, Glendale, 111., and Delia Wallace, Elizabeth town, 111. December 18 Larry Paul Cummings, Opdyke, and Linda Diane Gibbs, ] Mt. Vernon, i December 16 Dale L. Baker, Marion, 111., A six-paragraph factual dis _ patch filed from New. York^ap- i an d R u ^ K ^T ^'hS' r»eared on the official Soviet mi. Sl news agency's wire within minutes after the launching at Cape Kennedy. It made no comment, Soviet radio stations did not interrupt normal programming to announce the launching. Soviet television, which sometimes hooks up with live Western television broadcasts, did not show the launching. A studio spokesman said no Soviel television coverage-of the story is planned tor today. > December 14 John Michael McClure and Cheryl Suzanne Martin, both of Mt. Vernon. XMAS PLANTS, order early Polnsettiafi, Azaleas, Cyclamen. Beautifully decorated with card. Delivered free. CALL 242-0883 CURTIS-FLORIST -' 1104 WlJshire MARVIN SAYS: Negro Pupils Riot At Lunch CHICAGO (AP) - Twenty- one Negro pupils at Calumet High School were arrested Friday after a lunchroom flareup which injured two pupils and several policemen, none seriously. The predominantly Negro South Side school, the scene of sporadic outbreaks throughout the week over rejected Negro demands, was closed at noon by Principal Charles L. La Force. Fifteen policemen had been assigned to the school Friday. Itouble erupted after pupils saw a police plainclothesman stationed in the lunchroom, said Police Lt. Edward Walsh. Dishes, food, cherry bombs, bottles, stones and furniture were thrown, injuring several policemen. Two pupils who said they were hit by police clubs were treated at a hospital and released. Order was restored after about 30 more policemen arrived on the scene. namese President Nguyen Van Thieu warned he might back out of the Paris peace talks if the enemy launches an offensive at Saigon, and predicted it would try such an attack again. Asked at a news conference if he would walk out of the talks in the wake of an attack, Thieu replied: "If the Communists force me to, I will do it." Only one significant ground fight was reported in war action. Battle Near Saigon About 1,000 U.S. troops caught 300 enemy soldiers moving 25 miles northwest of Saigon, blocked their escape and battered the enemy for 7% hours Friday with bombs and artillery. Military spokesmen said at least 30 enemy dead were counted. One U.S. soldier was reported killed and six were wounded. Fifteen miles farther north, an artillery battery pounded another 60 enemy on the move. An aerial observer said he counted 15 enemy bodies. There was speculation the U.S.-Viet Cong meeting might lead to a discussion of extending unilateral cease-fires during the holiday season. The NLF has declared three- day ceasefires for Christmas, New Year's and the Tet Lunar New Year Feb. 17. The South Vietnamese government, the United States and the other allies have declared only a 24- hour cease-fire for Christmas. U.S. officers concede the Communist command has the capability for an attack on Saigon with 25,000 troops available, but they say it would be a military disaster for the enemy. The allies have about 80,000 troops to block such an assault, about half of them in the immediate area of Saigon, plus massive supporting arms, bombers and artillery. Simon Names Former Local Woman To Staff Mrs. Earl Rice, a former Mt. Vernon resident, has been named one of two secretaries named to the staff of Lt. Gov. elect Paul Simon, a Troy Democrat. Mrs. Rice, a 1954 graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School, is the daughter of Mrs. Eddie James of Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Rice is the former Evon Bell. Mrs. Rice joins Mrs. Dean Speaks of Springfield as the personal secretaries to Simon. Key aides on the Simon staff Eugene Callahan, 35, Springfield , former newspaper reporter and now aide to out- going Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro. Callahan is a native of Milford in Iroquoio County. William P. Colson, Chicago, an attorney will be in charge of Simon's Chicago offices. Colson is 30. Craig Lovitt, 36, Galesburg, now an aide to Gov. Shapiro, will be in charge of the Springfield office. East Coast Dockers Strike NEW YORK (AP). — Dock operations at ports from Maine to Texas were at a standstill today after the International Long- rnoremen's Association renewed i.s walkout against shippers. President Johnson said both sides should end the dispute immediately. The walkout continues a strike that began Oct. 1 but was halted the next day by an 80-day cooling-off injunction Imposed by the President under the Taft-Hartley Act. The strike resumed at 7:05 p.m. Friday, the time the injunction expired. Industry sources estimated the walkout could cost $5 million each day the 75,000 longshoremen stay off the job. ' REHEARSE FOR WEDDING (Continued From Page One) the dress. Although there will be several Fisenhowers at the wedding- David's three sisters are bridesmaids—two of the most famous will be missing. The former president, in Walter Reed Army Hospital after a series of heart attacks, will watch the ceremony on a special closed circuit television broadcast. Mrs. Eisenhower, s'ck with the flu, also will remain in the hospital. The guest list includes few political or public figures. All of Nixon's Cabinet choices have been invited, however. The lack of "big names" is in keeping with the young couple's desire to keep the wedding a private, rather than a state, occasion. No newsmen will be allowed at the church or at the Plaza Hotel reception. MEETINGS A. F. A. M. Mt. Vernon No. 31 A.F. & A.M. A special meeting Dec. 23, 1968. Work in Third Degree. Robert Fulford, Master. Byron Weld, Sec'y. 64 Mercury Sedon Extra Nice < $1095 Attractive 1964 Mercury; Montclair sedan in top con-, dltion. It's fully equipped In-, eluding power steering, pow-. er brakes ajiifl automatic, drive. Here i« a genuine fine, opportunity to purchase a, quality car at a very reasonable price. Pick up the keys for an approval drive today; Marvin Dye W-G MOTORS Call 242-6420 "The Dsed Oar Leader" . yolame^uall^rtce^ Dec. 23 & 24 LADIES' AND MEN'S SUITS Reg. $1.15 1006 Main Street—Downtown Mt. Vernon—Ph. 242-4949

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