Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 3
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 3

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 24, 1968
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS ONE HUNDRED BASKETS donated by Jefferson Post 141, American Legion, have already been ems to needy homes in the Mt. Vernon area. In above photo Legionnaires' prepare to deliver the* families. distributed as Christmas pres- ' Yuletide gifts to unfortunate (Delo Photo Craft) Long Distance Holiday Phone Rush Expected A record number of Illinois /esidents are expected to make long distance calls on Christmas Day, according to Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Mrs. Mary Henn, local chief operator for Illinois Bell, said special instructions have been issued to all Illinois Bell em- plo'yeesoivho will be working on Christmas Day. These instructions — which include procedures to be followed to open additional talking paths to specific parts of the nation as they're needed — will make it easier for customers to call friends and relatives to wish them the season's best. Even so, Mrs. Henn urged customers who want to be absolutely sure of completing their calls to make them on Christmas Eve or early Christmas Day. "Our heaviest holiday call load normally comes between 7 and 10 p.m. Christmas night," she explained. "With everyone trying to call friends and rela- I tives at the same time, there | are naturally rriany phones and ; circuits that are busy during | these hours." According to Mrs. Henn, low • evening rates will be in effect | from 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve throughout Christmas Day and on to 7 a.m. the day after Christmas. REVIVAL!! Bakerville Church Evangelist Bro. Bobby Jackson From North Carolina DEC. 25 THRU DEC. 31 During this time, a customer can make a station call anywhere in the U. S. except to Alaska or Hawaii for $1 or less plus,tax for the first three minutes. Customers can also benefit from special "after -midnight dial" rates that apply from midnight to 7 a.m. each day. During these times, special rates apply to customer - dialed calls to Illinois points more than 40 miles away, and out- of- state points more than 354 miles away. The maximum rate for any customer- dialed call made after midnight to 7 a.m. is 75 cents plus tax for the first three minutes. The rate is especially beneficial to customers calling the west coast, where it is only 10 p.m. when it is midnight in Illinois. The same rates that apply on Christmas Eve- Christmas Day will also apply on New Year's Eve- New Year's Day, Mrs. Henn said. She added that Christmas Day call patterns are drastically different from those of normal days. "Normally, most long d i stance calls made by Mt. Vernon callers go to St. Louis, Chicago, and Indiana," Mrs. Henn states. "On Christmas, that pattern isn't repeated. An extremely large number of calls from here are to small towns in Florida, California and Arizona. That's because many retirer' parents live in these states, and because the states are also places where people frequently va- io i during tiie Chrisimas sea- i son." j "What's true in Mt. Vernon will be pretty much true across I the country on Christmas Day," ! she added. "Since many of the 1 six to eight million long dis-1 tance calls U. S. residents will be making on Christmas Day will be to small towns that don't receive many calls during the. rest of the year, we at the ! telehphone company will be trying to do something that's like trying to fit Chicago's rush- hour traffic into a single- lane road going to a small town." Mrs. Henn said customers will, have the best chance of com- ! pleting Christmas calls if they:' — Jali early ; —Dial their own calls rather. than place them through an ope-' rator. ' —Call Directory Assistance for ! numbers they don't know before Christmas Day . ROSCOPE HEALTH and BEAUTY AIDS East Side Square Prices Good Thurs., Fri. f Sat., Mon., Tues., Dec. 26, 27, 28, 30, 31 $1.09 LIQUID SHAMPOO $1.19 $1.59 SEAMLESS PANTI E 100% NYLON PAIR 20% OFF 0 A CHRISTMAS LITES TREE DECORATIONS AND GIFT SETS We Reserve The Right To Limit Quantities Thursday: Most everyone can have a big letdown this day after Christmas from planetary positions, so make a point not to allow this to happen. Systematically plan your day and evening so you clear away a multitude of chores that remain from the past week's prepara- ions and yesterday's celebration. Be adroit. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Although you have excellent ideas for future advancement, you had better study every phase before putting in operation. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) You have some idea you want to put across through the aus- auspices of a good, influential friend, but be sure you first have your presentation well planned. Get rid of dull duties. GEMINI (May 21 to Jne 21) Although pals want you to accompany them to some fun place, be sure you first handle those important matters at hand. Insure your security for the future. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Be certain you get those credit matters handled intelligently tomorrow by studying them well now. Forget that new project until you have cleared the slate nicely. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) There is so much that is fascinating you wish to accomplish today, that it behooves you to get an early start. Some new partner wants to rush into a new project. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) So many small but important responsibilities have to be handled before you can get into new outlets. That romantic episode had better wait for a better time, also. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Zip your lip before you make that thoughtless remark that could alienate you from a worth while associate. Try to be pleasing with others also. Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Dig right into all that work ahead of you without expecting others to take on what are your own responsibilities. Take time to improve your health, appearance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Although you need entertainment, be sure you stay within your budget. Get that particular hobby wdrking nicely . Handle important matter tonight that needs your imme-. diate attention. Capricorn— •20) Keep pretty quiet where kin are concerned and avoid arguments that could easily arise. Stop doing all that angling. Handle problems in amatter-of-fact manner. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Better go along with associates now although you may feel they are in error; it may be that you are not getting the point of their ideas just yet. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Show others that you are- very clever where finances are the subject and be sure to get rid of unnecessary expenses. Drive wjth utmost care. Starts rail j 1 hnrsday Promptly At 9 R*II1 THE GREATEST SALE IN MT. VERNON. $70,000 Stock of Quality Fashions Sacrificed 'l Traditional After-Christmas Invest Your Christmas Money Wisely . . . FUR TRIMMED CLOTH COATS COSTUME SUITS SMART KNIT DRESSES Up To PARTY DRESSES SKIRTS • ROGERS LINGERIE BRAS < HANDBAGS SWEATERS GIRDLES CO CO O o COSTUME JEWELRY CAR COATS ALL WEATHER COATS MINK STOLES Save From 20%-50% On Brand New Quality Fashions Continues Through 0 December 31st c a U 3 O > O CO CD F- C 0 o H o c o REMEMBER—IT'S THE STORE BEHIND THE SALE THAT COUNTS .> . . #§1 mi

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