Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 23, 1968 · Page 2
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2-A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1968 DEATHS and FUNERALS Rites Today For William Tammen At McLeansboro William Tammen, 70, of SOI East Hull, McLeansboro, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Memorial Hospital Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. today at the Gholson Funeral Chapel in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Robert Larncr officiating. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at McLeansboro. Mr. Tammen was born August 29. 1894, in Germany, the son Df Harmon and Helen (Katen) Tammen. In 1956, he was married to Ida R. Sinks, who preceded him in death. He is survived by two sisters, Ella Wilson of Central Bridge, N.Y., and Madeline Gerhardt of Middlesburg, N.Y. James W. Capp Of Wood lawn Dies; Funeral Tuesday James Wallace Capp, 73, of Hearthside Nursing Home, a for* mer resident of Woodlawn, was dead on arrival at Good Samaritan hospital at 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He was a retired farmer. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Pulley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Clarence Coats officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Pulley Funeral Home, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mr. Capp was born June 4, 1895, in Woodlawn, the son of James H. and Sarah L. (Peterson) Capp. He is survived by two brothers, Clyde M. Capp of Mt. Vernon and Lorin G. Capp of Woodlawn. Charley Keele Dies At Age 76; Funeral Tuesday Charley Keele 76, of 305 south 9th street, died at 6:13 p .m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a watchman at the Mt Vernon Car Company until retirement Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Frank Brookman officiating. Burial will be in East Salem cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may can after 5:00 p.m. today. Mr. Keele was born February 25, 1892, in Jefferson county, the son of Hiram Edgar and Mary Magdalene (Waller) Keele. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Helen Bean, Mrs. Mary Leffler and Mrs. Maxine Jones, all of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Lucille Johnson of Dixon, HI.; four grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. He was a veteran of World War I. Seven Accidents Over Weekend; One Injury Mason Meador Dies At Age 65; Rites Thursday Mason MEADOR 18 death .„ .... Mason Meador, 65, of Route 5, Mt Vernon, died at 7:35 p.m. Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a farmer. Funeral services wiH be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Palestine General Baptist church tvith the Rev. Buss Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dbc where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Meador was born January 4, 1903, in Marion county, the son of Joel Talbert and Nellie (Dagget) Meador. ' On January 2, 1927, he was first married to Opal Fields, who died in 1962. In 1964, he was married to Cecil I. Payne, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Ernest Joe Meador of Edwardsville, Ronald L. Meador of Urbana and Robert L. Meador of Rochelle; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Mildred) Staley of Mt Vernon and Mrs. Leon (Dor- Jthy) Rogers of Riverside, Calif.; two step-sons, Donald Payne of Mt. Vernon and Clyde Payne of Rochelle; three step-daughters, Velma Smith and Arline Meador both of Rochelle and Maxine McGuire of Granite City; one brother, Calvin Meador of Texico; two sisters, Hester Anderson of Carterville and Clara Fields of Iuka; 11 grandchildren and 13 step-grandchildren. He was a member of the Hi:kory Hill General Baptist church. Byford Boyd Of Sesser Dies At Age 51 Years Byford *Boyd, 51, of Sesser, died Sunday morning in the Franklin Hospital at Benton. He was co-owner of Sesser Concrete at Sesser; Petyton Concrete at Benton and Carbondale Concert Products of Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist church in Sesser, with the Rev. A. E. A. Somers and the Rev. Jerrell White officiating. Burial will in the Maple Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Brayfield Funeral Hope in Sesser, where friends may call after 4 p.m. oda. M. Body will lie in state at the Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser, where frinds may call after 4 p.m. today. Mr. Boyd was bron December 5, 1817, in Williamson county , te son of William and Estella (Hartwell) Boyd. One June 9, 1940, he was married to Muriel Lockiner, who survives. Other survivors include one son, John Paul Boyd of Sesser; one sister, Opal Boyd of Woodstock, HI.; nine brothers, Luther Boyd, John Boyd and Loran Boyd, all of Sesser, Bert Boyd of Rantoul, Harry Boyd of Memphis, Tenn., Robert Boyd of Decatur, Bill Boyd of Benton, Ed Boyd of Christopher and Don Boyd of O'Fallon. Mr. Boyd was a veteran of World War n. He had been a deacon of the First Baptist church since 1951 and Sunday school superintendent for 15 years. Graveside Rites For Cole Baby Graveside services for infant Stephen Kenneth Cole were held today at 11:00 a.m. at Williams Chapel near Ewing. The baby was born dead Sunday morning at Marshall Browning hospital in DuQuoin. Besides the parents, Gordon and Judy (Comstock) Cole of Route 1, Tamaroa, the baby is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Allen of Benton and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Comstock of Tamaroa. One person was injured and property damage ran into hundreds of dollars as seven acci- j dents were reported in Mt. Verinon during the weekend. Vema Vcatch, 65. of Route 15, was injured in a collision of cars last night in the 700 block of south Tenth street. She was a passenger in a car driven by Royal Veatch. 69, which was involved in a collision with a vehicle driven by Delmer L. Robinson, 18, of Sesser. The Veatch car was damaged over $100. Veatch was charged with careless driving. An accident Sunday afternoon, at Salem Road and Oakland avenue, involved cars driven by Robert L. Hodges, 20, Route 4, and Jo Ann Dudley, 41, 1109 Belaire. Each car was damaged over $100. Hodges was charged with failure to yield right-of- way. Two cars were damaged over $100 in an accident Saturday afternoon at Tenth and Perkins. The drivers were Cindy L. Ford 19, Prairie Village, Kansas, and Carl Womack, 40, Virden, 111. Cindy Ford was charged with failure to yield right-of-way. i A collision at Ninth and Broad i way Saturday evening involved cars driven by Steven Piercy, 16, 602 south 24th and Monte Smith, 27, 1201 south 26th. Both cars were damaged over $100. Smith was charged with driving too fast for conditions. Cars driven by Paul French, 23, 1608 Cherry and Ellen L. Jones, 58, 15 Homestead, collided at 13th and Broadway Saturday afternoon. Both cars were damaged over $100. Ellen Jones was charged with failure to yiled right-of-way. A collision Saturday morning at Ninth and Perkins involved cars driven by Linda J. Burroughs, 25, Route 3, and Jessie Montgomery, 59, 600 Forrest. The Burroughs car was damaged over $100. Montgomery was charged with having faulty brakes. An unknown driver left the scene Saturday evening after hitting the car of George C. Gambit of Benton, at Tenth and Harrison. The Gambit car was damaged over $100. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Prices paid until 12:30 p.m. today were up 25c. The top was 19.50 and 19.75 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 19.25 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.00 and 15.25. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be basde on next day's prices. Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morning. Wheat 1.22. Soybeans 2.46. Corn 1.08. Hold Teacher In Torture Murder Of His Fiartcee Frank Bean Of Waltonville Dies At Age 87 Frank Bean, 87, of Waltonville, died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday in Jefferson Memorial Hos pital. He was a farmer and a former member of the Jefferson County Board of supervisors. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at Myers Chapel wit hthe Rev. James Piercy officiating. Burial will fee in Memorial Gardens. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call "after 5:30 p.m .today. Mr. Bean' was born August 14, 1881, in Jefferson County the son of William A. and Sarah (Dees) Bean. On August 1, 1901, in Jefferson county, he was married to America Evangline Rightnowar who died in September 1S68. Survivors include five sons, Stanton, Veachel and Alfred, all of Mt Vernon, Gteanson of Knights Town, Ind., arid Albert of Rd$jpian, HI.; one daughter, Cl^jfJ^ylor of Waltonville; one sisterV'Mrs. Fern Wells of Scheller; 13 grandchildren and 22 great ^andchildren. He was a member of the long Prairie Church of Christ DIVOBCE CHANTED One divorce, Robert V. Pvckett vs. Lojs J. Puckett, was granted in circuit .court Friday. MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A young Zion, HI., schoolteacher charged with murdering his fiancee less than a week before they were to wed refused to waive extradition and was being held today in Madison, Wis., where he was arrested Sunday. Extradition proceedings were scheduled today. The suspect, Eugene Newbury, 23, was questioned Sunday by Sheriff Harold Scheskie and State's Atty. John Hoogasian of Lake County, HI. They said he refused to waive extradition because he had been unable to consult a lawyer contacted earlier. He is charged with murdering Anna L. Mondragon, 22, who also taught school in Zion and was engaged 1 to marry Newbury Friday. She was found dead of asphyxiation Friday near Illinois Beach State Park in the Zion area. Authorities said her mouth had been stuffed with grass, her head battered and she appeared to have been tortured. City Hall Closes At Noon Tuesday PULL OUT OF EARTH GRAVITY (Continued From Page One) The Mt. Vernon city hall will close at noon tomorrow, on Christmas Eve. The city hall will also be closed at noon next Tuesday, New Year's Eve. thing with the spacecraft and the people looks good for the lunar orbit. The spacecraft is working in an essentially perfect fashion." He said the only problem was in a secondary cooling system. "It appears," he said, "that perhaps the back pressure valve did not close completely in the secondary evaporator and that's being trouble shot right now. I don't think that's anything serious." Lunney said, "We're in good shape as far as the consumables are concerned—the fuel, oxygen and hydrogen." He said that the course of Apollo 8 was so perfect that a midcourse correction planned today had been cancelled. He said a small correction change would be made about five hours before the astronauts are to reach lunar orbit. Borman sounded chipper today in a conversation with Astronaut Michael Collins, the ground communicator at Mission Control Center. "We're all feeling fine," he said and commented that the extra sleep allotted each man had helped them combat illnesses that plagued them Sunday. Collins read him the news and football scores from the "Interstellar Times" and reminded Borman there are only two more shopping days until Christmas. Apollo 8, which started the trip toward the moon at earth escape speed of 24,196 miles per hour, has slowed gradually like an automobile coasting uphill to slightly more than 2,200 m.p.h. The moon's gravity increases this over a period of several hours to almost 5,800 m.p.h. If allowed to continue at this speed, Borman, Lovell and Anders would hook once around the backside with sufficient velocity to swing back toward earth. But the braking effect of the engine firing will prevent the flyby and inject Apollo 8 into an orbit which the astronauts are to fly for 20 hours on Christmas Eve and early Christmas Day. There were a few anxious moments Sunday, second day of the mission, that the astronauts might have to be called back— or, at best, make only a quick flyaround of the moon and come home. The problem was illness reported by all three crewmen. Borman was in the worst condition, suffering from what he diagnosed as a "24-hour flu, intestinal flu." The spacecraft commander said he vomited, had diarrhea, chills and headaches during the early morning hours Sunday. But after resting he reported he was much better. Lovell and Anders both said they werent' feeling up to par. Doctors were worried they would contract Borman's malady, and the mission control center considered shortening the mission. Chicago Produce • CHICAGO (AP) - (USDA) — I Live poultry: wholesale buying I prices unchanged; roasters 24%- J26%; special fed white rock ' fryers 19-21. St. Louis Produce J ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs and 1 poultry: Eggs, consumer grades: A large 45-48, A medium 42-46, A small 28-31, B large 38-42; wholesale grades, standard 3941, unclassified 22-23, medium 35-37, pullet 20-21. 5 lbs 9; under 5 lbs 6; broilers and fryers 23%-25%. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. (AP) — Estimates for Tuesday: hogs 7,500; cattle 3,000; calves 150; sheep 400. Hogs'9,000; 1-2 20 head 210 lbs 20.75; U.S. 1-3 200-230 lbs 20.00-20.25; sows uneven 25 to 50 cents higher; U.S. 1-3 300450 lbs 15.v9;1.50; .US. 2-3 450650 lbs 15.00-15.50; boars 13.50- 14.0k Cattle 4,000; calves 125; choice and prime 1,050-1,200 lbs 29.50; choice 1,050-1,200 lbs 28.00-29.00; slaughter heifers high choice 900-1000; lbs 27.5; choice 800-1,000 lbs 26.50-27.25; cows, utility and commercial 15.00-17.50; canner and cutter 13.00-16.00; bulls 20.00-22.00; calves active; vealers strong, instances one dollar higher, slaughter calves steady; choice | vealers 33.00-3900; good 27.00| 33.00; choice slaughter calves ! 20.00-23.00; a few 300-350 lbs 23.00-26.00; good 17.00-20.00. j Sheep 95; slaughter lambs | steady to 50 cents higher, slaughter ewes steady; wooled slaughter lambs high choice and prime 90-110 lbs 25.50-26.50; choice 80-100 lbs 23.05-25.50; wooled slaughter ewes, utility to choice 3.50-7.50 At First Methodist Christmas Eve Worship Here At 11 P.M. Tuesday Christmas Eve worship at First United Methodist church, 12th and Main street, is set for 11:00 p.m. in the sanctuary in a setting of greens, candles and poinsettias. The service will present "Christmas In Song and Story" as pastor, choirs and congregation join in a journey back to the first Christmas by way of the Biblical record, the great hymns of the advent and the familiar carols of the season. There will be stops along the way to examine the Old Testament prophecies, the preparation through John the Baptist, the annunciation to Joseph and Mary, the birth in Bethlehem, the angelic vision of the shepherds and their visit to the manager and the visit of the wise men. Man's c o nt e mporary r e- sponse to God's gift will find expression in the worship and music through the spiritual "Go Tell It On the Mountain" and the reading of Henry Van Dyke's "Keeping Christmas." The service will conclude at midnight with the challenging prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. It is planned to emphasize what God has done in the incarnation, and to prepare worshippers for the joyous celebration of the festival of Christmas. The public is invited to attend. Herman Willis In Race For City Councilman For The Needy VFW Donates 25 Christmas Baskets Here With a valuable assist by the local VFW Post, it looks like hungry Christmases have been averted in the Mt. Vernon area. Vernois Post 1376, VFW, noting a public appeal last weekend for more Christmas baskets, has donated the money for 25 additional baskets for needy families. Until the generous donation of the veterans organization several baskets were needed to fill all of the requests for food baskets for the needy. The last- minute drive to a- vprt hungry Christmases was conducted by the Ministerial Association and a committee of i~-eal service clubs. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Marjorie Faye Dagg, 330 So. 3rd Candance Dougherty, 204 N. tth. Huey R. Outland, Bluford. Shannon Dale Hayes, Ina. Discharged: Mrs. DeElla Stewart and baby son, James Kevin, 318 Casey. Mildred Thomas, Route 4, Mt. Vornon. William Degenhart, 1214 Warren. Amos Spurlock, 1321 Forest Judy Biggerstaff, McLeansboro. Josie Williams, 912 Welkins. Asa Knowles, Bonnie. Tires, Wheels Stolen From Parked Car Paul Tyler of the Jefferson Motor Co., 820 Jordan, Saturday morning reported the theft of four tires, four wheels and four wire wheel covers. Tyler told police the items were taken Friday night off a 1969 Pontiac parked on the lot. Value of the stolen goods was estimated at $300. HERMAN WILLIS Herman Willis, of 708 Bell street filed his petitions at city hall this morning as a candidate for Mt. Vernon city councilman. Mr. Willis is an electrician and minister. This Saturday December 28, is the last day for candidates to file for city offices, subject to a primary election in February and a final election in April. Only candidates who have filed, to date, are Rolland Lewis, for mayor; Paul Hayes, for re- o'ection as city clerk; and Herman Willis and Councilman Coy F'ola for councilman. Burglars Enter House Sunday Barbara Hughes, 917 Cleveland, Sunday afternoon reported that someone broke into her house and stole a pink owl bank containing $5 to $10 in change. She told police entry was gained through a rear window. PLAN~S'VILLE HOME BUILDING PROJECT BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Halick Voyles of Belle Rive are the parents of a daughter born at 3:35 o'clock Saturday afternon, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed nine pounds and five ounces. KIDNAPER IS SEIZED MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Barbara Jane Mackle, ransomed from a live burial for half a million dollars, clung to her father's arm Sunday as the wealthy land developer explained he met kidnapers' demands because "I had my faith to go on." Robert Mackle and his daughter met newsmen Sunday for the first time since her release Friday. The meeting was on the patio of Miami Heart Institute where Barbara is recuperating from an 80-hour burial in a coffin-like box. "Our first and deepest thanks — those of myself and Mrs. Mackle, our son and our daughter, Barbara—are to Almighty God, who in His infinite mercy has seen fit to return our beloved daughter safely to our family," Mackle said. A few hours later Gary Steven Krist, a husky 23-year-old escaped convict, was booked into the Dade County jail in Miami I on a kidnaping charge. Krist was held in a safety cell in lien of $500,000 bond, the amount of the ransom. C:ipturecl On Island A posse captured Krist early Sunday on wild, swampy Hog Island on Florida's lower Gulf Coast. The FBI said he carried a suitcase containing about $18,000 in $20 bills. Another $480,000 in 20s was found nearby in the rotting hull of an abandoned boat. The ransom was paid in used, wrinkled $20s. BRONZE STAR WINNER HOME LEWIS VICE PRESIDENT AT 1ST NATIONAL (Continued From Page One) Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP)—Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.40% n; No 2 soft red 1.36 Mn. Corn No 2 yellow 1.16; No 3 yellow 1.11; No 4 yellow 1.08; No 5 yellow 1.04. Oats No 2 extra heavy white 70% n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.60% n; No 2 yellow 2.59%. Soybean oil 8.63 n. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market early this afternoon resumed its doleful decline for the fifth straight session. Losses outnumbered gains by more than 360 issues on the New York Stock Exchange. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks fell 1.9 to 361.5, with industrials off 3.6, rails off .4, and utilities off 1.1. The market was lower from the start and continued to-widen its decline as the day wore on. Blue chips and glamor stocks sank, but selling pressure was not heavy. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was down 7.27 to 959.72. Lehigh Valley Industries, up a fraction, took the lead as most- active stock when it was traded on a block of 169,100 shares, off • V* at 13. In second place on volume was Spartan Industries, which traded unchanged at 28 on a block of 125,000 shares. It registered a fractional gain in later dealings. Part of the reason for the decline, brokers said, was the fact that today was the last day on which stocks could 1 be sold on a regular five-day delivery basis so that the profits could be recorded on 1968 income tax returns. Selling to establish losses can continue until the end of the year. Worry about high interest rates, inflation and the "money crunch" also were cited as reasons for caution. Armour and General Host were down about a point each, following news that General Host plans to make an offer for all shares of Armour common. IBM and City Investing were down about 3 each, Polaroid and Xerox 2, Sperry Rand, Gulf & Western an$ Emhart a point or more. Bucking the downtrend in very active tracing, Natomas and Denny's Restaurants ad- Good Samaritan Admitted: Roy Summers, 2708 Mannen Maude Holland, Schumm Nursing Home, Bluford. Pamela Ziegler, 620 White. Debbie Woodward, Texico. ( Anna Mae Harvey, 300% South j 9th. Cordia Carter, 408 No. 8th. Eddie Brooks. Bonnie. Reginald Whitaker, Box 575, Mt. Vernon. Norma Farley, 518 South 20th. Dorthea Vohland, 814 So. 26th. Naomi Rollinson, Kell. Robert Lamar, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Doris Anderson, Rockford. Charles Eldridge, Bonnie. Clara Tucker, 1132 South 10th. Stella Anderson, 3205 Apple. Dale Stallons, 1016 South 2nd. Harry Wells, Sims. Howard Downey, 902 Oakland. Kevin Sledge, Bluford. Robert Daniels, 604 So. 25th. Todd McCauley, Route 6, Mt. Vernon. Clifford, Long, Bonnie. Reynolds Smith, 303 South 2(th. Effie Cates, Route 1, Mt. Vernon. Mike Kehrer, Belle Rive. Discharged:: Patricia Reynolds, 1105 Doug- lcs. Jack Payne, 322 North 8th. Marilyn Jones, Nason. Harry Borden, 1520 Salem Road. Betty Winkler, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Nicholas Ingram, 1707 Isabella. Mrs. Teresa Warren and baby son, Todd Alan, Wayne City. Dorothy Terry, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Alma Davenport, Belle Rive. Debra Roberts, 1003 Gilbert. Tafari Houston, 1009 Herbert. Elmer Elzy, 2813 College. Larry Morgan, Route 2, Mt. Vernon. Harry Lawson, 625 South 17th. Don Forth, 1319 North 11th. Michael Binns, 2716 Logan. Ross Carroll, Bluford. Mayme Lasater, Fairfield. Neala Crawford, Bonnie. Mary Colton, 419 North 10th. Fern Watson, 208 North 10th. James McSparer, 1012 South 12th. Sherry Meadows, Route 5, Mt. Varnon. Mrs. Linda Murry and baby son, Shannon Phillip, Box 207, Woodlawn. Vivian Wilson, 10 Homestead. Pamela Ziegler, 620 White. Monica Debeck, South Second. Marilee Summers, 715 North Wth. Matthew Stone, 329 Bell. Eula Prince, 1316 South 21th. Pamela King, 1409 White. k vanced more than 3 points each. Prices were irregularly lower on the American Stock Exchange. which building the lumber firm owns. The building will undergo intensive remodeling on the in- j terior and exterior. It will serve j as East Side's office headquar-! ters. Manager Van Ferrill of | Bi-State told the chamber of j Commerce that he was seeking, ! but had not decided on a now location for the express terminal. In addition to headquarters of- 1 fice, the East Side Lumber com- j plex will include 60,000 square < feet of buildings that will pro-: vide under cover space for all me firm's merchandise. With the express company currently oc- 1 cupying 20,000 square feet, in all i East Side, when settled in its ! new home, will occupy 80,0001 square feet, with a parking lot \ for 50 cars. In all East Side i is working with 10 acres of land, formerly the location of Mt. Vornon's professional baseball league park. The expansion program will make it possible for East Side to operate its extensive business from one location. At present the firm has seven warehouses scattered throughout the area. As a result of centering its activities from an expanded headquarters, President Edmison told the chamber that East Side could operate at 25 per cent less cost. East Side has 12 full time e.nployes at its lumber yard neadquarters and in its new .home an additional four em­ ployes will be added according to President Edmison. These figures do not include the carpenters employed at various times away from headquarters. East Side will end a 30 year stay at 406 East Main, following its first year of operation on Vaught St. in the vicinity of 11th St. (Continued From Page One) nation become effective by January 16. In announcing Lewis' appointment. President Curtis siad that bank officials tried to persuade Lewis to change his mind and stay on as city manager, mcnt, President Curtis said that decision to resign was irrevocable did we offer him the vice- presidfiil's position with our bank," Curtis said. "We felt that Mr. Lewis was to valuable a person for this community to lose." Curtis said that he is confident that Lewis, with his background and the time to concentrate on business and industrial development, can do aJt outstanding job, both for the community of Mt. Vernon and the bank. lie credited Lewis with spearheading projects over the years lor the betterment of Mt. Vernon, including establishment of commercial air service and the relocating of Interstate 64 to this city. "I am more humble today than ever before in my life," said Lewis, as he revealed , : tyiat he has received numerous letters and telephone calls urging him to remain as city manager. Many have come, he said, from citizens he does not know. Lewis said he is looking forward eagerly to his new job. "The potential of this community is far beyond what the average person can perceive," he said. He said that progress of the community in the past few years "is just the beginning." He stressed that this is due to the cooperation of many people in the community, "not just one man or two men." He . J the cooperation of the community can lead to new business enterprises and new industries for the town, as it strives to locate industries in two industrial parks. Lewis said he plans to cooperate fully with all community agencies to create new business and industrial opportunities. I (Continued From Page One) has contributed materially to , the successful accomplishment [of the United States mission in the Republic of Vietnam" and that "his loyalty, diligence and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself land the United States Army." | On 30- day leave which began I December 3, Sgt. Long said that j he is looking forward to "a wonderful Christmas" with his wife j and five children — James, 13, Diana, 11, Danny, 9, David 3, j and little Brenda, who is one . and one half years old. ! Sgt. Long served in Vietnarjj 'with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 7th Artillery, 1st Infantry Division. He is the son of Mrs. Elizabeth Long of 235 south 15th St. After his leave Sgt. Long will report to Fort Hood, Texas. CIRCUIT COURT Fines assessed in circuit court included: Jacueline D. Wilke, Herrin, $10 on charge of speeding; Harry J. Green, Waltonville, $10 on charge of speeding; Dale C. Mahon, Waltonville, $17 on charge of speeding; James W. Mahkovtz, Carlinville, $10 on charge of speeding; Henry A. Hughes, Walshville, $10 on charge of following too closely; Edwin A. Moake, Cypress, $10 on charge of driving too fast for conditions; Don A. Rehmns, Scheller, $10 on charge of speeding; Dale F. Cooper, R.R. 2, Mt. Vernon, $50 on charge of no valid operator's license; Ronald G. Dixon, 1600 south 14th street, $10 on charge of driving too fast for conditions; Charles R. Swisher, Rt. 1, Mt. Vernon, $20 on charge of speeding: Kent E. Foster, Chicago, $10 on charge of speeding; James V. Polletta, Chicago Heights, $10 on charge of improper passing; Hubert C. Griffith, 315 north 9th street, $11 on charge of speeding; Carl D. Collins, 2509 Broadway, $10 on charge of illegal hitch. BOB SAYS: MT. VERNON, ItU. W» We wish to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a happy Christmas Season. We all need Christmas, special time of year when ev'.'.yc c . ..J the spirit of doing for others. May your Christmas be one of joy, H'"ire and contentment Sincerely, ©BTH Xtra Nice Chevy Air Conditioned 67 Bel Air $2195 Very low mileage, one owner, Belair sedan. This neat Chevy is luxury equipped with V/8 engine, power steering, power brakes, and automatic drive. Lowest price yet oh a ear of this quality. Gash in now on year end savings and enjoy the Havings offered by this special. Bob Williams W-G MOTORS Call 842-R420 "Th.a Used Cur lender" Volume—Quality—i* rice

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