Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 23, 1968 · Page 4
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 4

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, December 23, 1968
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4-A THE REOTSTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 196S MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN 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 CHARLES DEITZ - Plant Supenntendem No Bombing Halt Here MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press >s exclusively entitled to osr for the publication of all news credited to it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also the local news puolisiied therein. Second Class Postage paid et Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in ajvance By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties. 1 year $ 9.00 5 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month ... _ $ 1.25 3y m»il outside Jefferson and Bdjolning counties within 150 miles; 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Dutside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 monlhs $6.00; 1 month $2."*5. Delivered by carrier in city per week Ol A Thought For Today "Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul."—Job 7:11. A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arises from words.—Edmund Burke, English statesman. Editorial . . . Safeguards in 5th Amendment "THOMAS E. DEWEY is certainly right when he says that the • Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which, among other things, provides that "no person . . . shall he compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself," is something "for the dark ages." The former governor of New York and two-time GOP presidential candidate is on perilous ground, however, when he calls for the amendment's repeal, as he did the other day. In its place, Dewey, who first gained fame as a courageous, gang-busting district attorney of New York City in the 1930s, suggests a statute that would require "everybody to answer questions" asked by a legally constituted governmental body, court or police, or have his refusal to answer admissible as evidence against him. There have been a number of notorious cases where convicted and even confessed criminals have been freed because police or judges have violated the Supreme Court's modern interpretation of the amendment's guarantees, particularly its decisions expanding the "due process" clause. But the problem of law and order in America is not one of convicting criminal;. It is a problem of reconvicting them and reconvicting them— that is, a problem of making our prisons places of rehabilitation instead of mere incarceration or, worse, schools of higher education in crime. It is a problem of modernizing our penal system which itself, In many respects, is not far removed from the dark ages. It is problem of preventing youths from entering a life of crime in the first place. It is a problem of upgrading our police forces and courts to ensure that the apprehension and prosecution of lawbreakers is swift, certain and fair and that justice is meted out as impartially to the poor and despised as it is to the wealthy and respectable. It is a problem of instilling respect for our laws and our institutions and for those whose duty it is to administer them. On the day when we require "everybody to answer questions" asked by a legally constituted governmental authority, we will all be back hunting witches. Tiie Fifth Amendment is indeed a relic from the dark ages. It is also our greatest constitutional barrier against a return to them. The Auto Accident Bill IT IS PROBABLY impossible to measure the full extent of the j economic benefits which the automobile has brought to this country. It is equally as impossible to measure its costs, particularly such intangible and elusive ones as those in the social and psychological realm. But we have a good idea of the monetary price of being a ! nation on wheels. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, automobile accidents in 1967 cost Americans $34 million a day— nearly half the daily cost of the Vietnam war and the equivalent of a yearly bill for $62.14 presented to every man, woman and child in the nation. Vast as are the beneficial economic effects of the automobile, they are considerably less when this huge—and needless —expense is subtracted from them. Seven Illinois Road Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS T2 *affic accidents on Illinois streets and highways over the weekend killed seven persons. Robert Brookman, 18, of Carpentersville was killed and three persons were injured early today in a head-on collision on II S. 20 west of Addison. Gilberta Bruer, 58, of Willow Hill and Edward J. Jones, 60 of Springfield died in a two-car collision Sunday on Illinois 33 just east of Willow Hill. Gary Graeber, 17, of St. Anne, was fatally injured Sunday when his ear overturned in a ditch off Illinois 1 near St. Anne. State police said Graeber was thrown from the auto. Rhonda L. Mitchell, 20, of Staunton, a student at St. Louis University, was killed Sunday when her car crashed into a bridge abutment at an Interstate 55 interchange near Highland. Accidents in the Chicago area claimed two lives. Break Into Hom£ 3 Trusties Flee Menard, Steal Car CHESTER, 111. (API-- Three trustees, who escaped Saturday from Menard State Penitentiary, may have used an auto stolen from a Ruma couple to escape a police search party. The three convicts, including one serving 99 years for murder, broke into the home of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Kern Sunday and held them for two hours before fleeing with the family's car, a shotgun, two hunting knives and other items. Randolph County authorities spid. Authorities said neither the couple nor their young daughter, who slept through the ordeal, was harmed. The couple was tied to chairs by the trio. Ruma is located about 20 miles northwest of Chester, where the prison is located. The three men were identified as Robert J. Baker, 38, serving the murder sentence; James Siglar, 24, serving 1 5 years for foregey, and Richard Sims, 24, serving 2-5 years for armed robbery. The men. working outside the walls of the prison, escaped by taking a guard, Vern Cline, as hostage and fleeing in a prison pickup truck. Menard Warden Max Fry said Cline was released unharmed after the men abandoned the truck when it got stuck in mud near the Kankaskia River, northwest of Chester. The men tied the guard to a tree. He freed himself and reported the escape, some IV2 hours after he was taken hostage. Randolph County Sheriff Vernon Uffleman said "We have no leads whatsoever on their whereabouts." He said all available state police, prison guards and other police officers are continuing the search. BERRY'S WUHLU '/A by NEA, Inc. "I'm just doing a little last-minute Christmas shopp'<- Multiple Deaths In Holiday Tragedies Protest Removal Of Streetcars SPACE-WALKING devices are evaluated with this zero- gravity simulator. Astronaut Bruce McCandless is seen testing equipment during a visit to Martin Marietta's space complex ne^r Denver. Chilly Answer to Previous Puzzle capital DOWN 1 Wagers 2 And others (ab.) 3 Luminous phenomenon (2 words) 4 Lariat 5 Devotee 6 Solicitude 10 Medley ACROSS 61 Man's 1 Polar nickname 5 Frozen liquid 62 Balance 8 Winter hazard 63 Crafty 12 Toiletry case 64 European 13 Mournful 14 Cavity 15 Ancient Irish city 16 Waste allowance 18 Tear 19 Narrow apertures 21 Compass point 22 Small child 23 Knocks 25 Cummerbund [ 27 Constrictor 29 Verdi opera 31 Went away 34 Canadian province 36 Emanations 37 Sierra 38 University officials 40 Sulu native 41 Source of water 42" Miserables* 43 Feminine name 45 French novelist 47 Watering place 49 Chemical suffixes 51 Pay for labor done 54 Mountain pass 55 Raised stock 57 Hindu goddes* of beauty (w.) 58 Moslem teacher 60 Arab country <»b.) of U.S. 7th Fleet vessels off the coast. He arrived Saturday for a five-day visit. Archbishop Cooke of New York, who is Roman Catholic vicar of the U.S. armed forces, id on his arrival from visits with U.S. troops in Thailand that he brought "a message of hope and a special prayer for peace." "Christmas is a family celebration and so these people are making an added sacrifice," the archbishop told an airport news conference. 11 Cried 41 Mammal of 17 Social event the Arctic 20 Extra Ocean 24 Be seated 44 Cry loudly 26 Swamp 46 Italian poet 27 Aromatic oil 47 Cicatrix 28 Margarine 48 North 7 Ancient name 30 Challenge 50 Aquatic of Urfa 32 Destiny mammal 8 Be quiet! 9 English for 3 down (2 words) 32 Destiny 33 Hardy heroine 52 Epochal 35 Chemical 53 Chinese ending (comb, form) 36 Shining 56 Arid 39 Cloth measure 59 Mount (ab.) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 W |» 27 2» • 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 W 39 41 w 43 45 46 « k 40 60 51 52 S3 54 56 56 67 5* 60 6l 62 83 64 23 {H*tnpapm taUrptif Am.) Bob Hope Tells Jokes, Graham Preaches To GIs By EDWIN ^-WHITE 2Q gh ^ Associated Pres. Writer ^ autographs ^lore SAIGON (AP) - Bob Hopes iboard , & helicopter for a tour plane lost an engine, Billy Graham preached to 2.000 and Archbishop Terence J. Cooke : arrived, each bringing a part of what Christmas is to U.S. troops in Vietnam. I Hope, the 66-year-old comedian whose topical one-liners have brought laughter to front-line GIs in three wars, shrugged off the failure of one of the four engines on the U.S. Air Force CI .'SO that brought him and his 65 entertainers to Saigon. "I heard a strange noise, the plane lurched and one of the four engines stopped," Hope told a news conference after the plane landed safely. "I jumped .into Rosie's arms (Roosevelt ] Grier, the 300-pound former pro 1 football star) anc'. he held me land burped me twice." j Clad in white shoes and ycl- ! low pants and swinging a golf i club, Hope later performed his j first 90-minute show in 100-de- Igree weather at the Long Binh I supply base 20 miles northeast 'of Saigon to an audience of j 30,000 that included U.S. Ambas- 1 sador Ellsworth Bunker and Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, the U.S. commander in Vietnam. , "This is the perfect lime to come to Vietnam, now that the war has moved to Paris," said Hope. "We know that the bomb halt is working. We flew over the Ho Chi Minn Trail on the way here and nothing was moving — i1 was the ui .rst traffic jam I ever saw." North of Da Nang in an amphitheater at Phu Bai, some troops waited as long as six | hours in a monsoon drizzle to hear Graham preach. "Maybe somebody misunderstood and they expected Raqucl Welch," tire evangelist joked. Before his religious message, Graham told the troops that the majority of people in the United States are behind them in their effort in Vietnam. I After the service, Graham | GOOD DRIVERS are GOOD NIXON'S AIDE — Dwight Chapin, 28 a California native, has been selected to manage President-elect Richard M. Nixon's schedule and to coordinate his travel plans. By GEORGE HAWRYLYSIIVN Associated Press Writer RIO DE JANEIRO (APi ~ Residents of Rio's hilly district of Santa Teresa are vigorously protesting the planned removal of the area's traditional open-air streetcars. Their reasons are more than sentimental. Tlr San Francisco-style cars, callou Bondhinhos, are the last remnants of a once widespread mode of transportation. Progress has brought buses and plans for a subway, and gradually Rio's streetcars have become a tiling of the past- -except for Santa Teresa, a residential district perched on the- sido of one of many cliffs. The streetcars' special abilities to climb the steep roads of the district and their ability to control the dizzying descent gave them a temporary advantage over buses:. When notice was served that Rio's last two tram lines would ! give way to buses there was an uproar from all over the city. These two lines have become the vehicles of sentimental jour-! neys 11- oldsters take with their • ! children to show them 1 one traveled in the old clays. . t The cars provide a panoramic view of the city spread around \ Guanabara Bay. Restaurnts at 1 the end of the line have pros-' pered from the tourist trade. When traffic authorities set up parallel bus lines and raised the price of streetcar tickets above j that of buses, many residents; complained. People riding buses; found them uncomfortable and I stuffy. They exchanged recollec-' dons about the streetcars' wide By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three fires claimed the lives of 13 children and 12 young people died in two auto accidents over the weekend as the Christ- •vias holidny season neared its •vak. Three Navy crewmen were killed in a helicopter crash and a disabled veteran and his son, a Marine home on Christmas k-ave from Vietnam, died in their auto. The largest toll was taken Saturday night near Hartsville, S.C., when two autos collided and left seven dead. "The entire community is in a st.'ite of shock and disbelief," ?.iayor Bob Bass said at church si Sunday. "Our deepest sympathies go out to the hun- d"eds of relatives." A few hours later, five youngsters of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick McLaughlin of Portsmouth, N.H. died in a blaze as their .larents visited next door. A sixth child escaped. Later Sunday, five teen-agers were killed when their car hit a tree south of Allentown, Pa. Police said the car went out of control on the road between Lanark and Limeport in Lehigh County. And in Coatcsville, Pa., five children died as their home was swept by fire. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd L. Green Jr., a sixth child and a grandfather were hurt. Strom Thurmond, 66, Wed Beauty, Age 22 benches, into which one climbs directly from the curb, and the cool breezes that sweep through the open cars. Also drivers often find it hard to control the descent of a bus and at times come down the hill at speeds up to 50 m.p.h. virtually out of control. In the two months that buses have operated in the area they have been in eight: accidents. And they groan as they labor up the grade to Santa Teresa, waking up sleepers. AIKEN, S.C. (AP) -' Sen. Strom Thurmond, R-S.C, and his beautiful 22 year-old bride, t!.e former Nancy Moore of Aik°n. are honeymooning at an un< isclosed location today following their marriage Sunday. The 6S-year-old senator, the pictures and held a reception at I the church after the ceremony. | Thurmond said a public reception will be held later. Other than relatives, only close aides and friends of Thurmond and the Moore family at' 3<8 Dixiecrat presidential can- , tended. About 150 persons gath ti'late. and Miss Moore said i ered outslde the church - rneir vows at a private ceremony at the Aiken Presbyterian Church. Only 35 persons, 26 of them j roiatives of the couple, were in| vited to the wedding. Dr. J. Wil! listn Thurmond was his brother's best. man. Miss Thurmond had said Miss Moore, who was Miss South Carolina in 1966, preferred a ceremony without the confusion thrt spectators and photographers might cause. Apparently angered over what The Northern Hemisphere welcomes winter on Dee. 21 at th" moment of the winter sol- sti. e, when the sun* fias reached ; Dost man Miss Moore . s , he -said w ^ the "undignified the end of .is southward move- • q{ her g | publicity given to the age differ- men! across the skv and the I . , ~ , ,„ . , , . ,r , . ,. • , , „ , . "..I . I Ardene Carol Moore of Lexing- once of the couple when the en- nighls are longest and darkest. , , „ , J, , | ton, Ky. Her father, Paul R. | gagement was announced, Thur— | .Vioore, gave her in marriage. j n.ond had refused to make pub- t i The couple posed for wedding lie any plans for the wedding— FANCY PANTS costume is meant for evening wear. Outfit was presented in a psychedelic fashion show held in Paris. 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