Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 6
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS •TUESDAY, DECEMBER 44, l$fl8 - ^ **? ' * Nativity Scene On Court House Lawn SANTA AT THE AM VETS—A merry time was had by all at the annual Christmas party for children this year at Turner Roehm Post 4, Amvets. Santa arrived, bearing gifts tor everyone, and the children were treated to a special Yuletide movie. (Delo Photo Graft) SEN. THURMOND AND HIS BRIDE-—Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and his bride, formerly Nancy Moore, leave church after wedding In Aiken, S.C. (AP Wirephoto) t NEWS BRIEF eat a bit mor over Christmas, \ don't we?" KNOTTINGLY, England (AP) \ Armitage, a 39-year-old bet— Arthur Armitage, officially i ting shop employe, says he recognized as the fattest man in spends most of his money on Britain, says he got up to 525 clothes, which have to be spe- pounds on tea and toast. tially made. "I've never been a big eater. It's a mystery to me why I have It is expected that trucks and put on so much weight," he buses in the United States will tadd. But he admitted: "We all total 16.476,000 by year's end. JUST MARRIED!—David Elsenhower, grandson of former President Eisenhower, and his bride, the former Julie Nixon, daughter of next President Nixon, walk past battery of photographers as thry leave New York City church on their way to reception. (AP Wirephoto) Television Review . . By CYNTHIA LOWRY AP Television-Radio Writer And a Merry Christmas to all of you. lar programming between the end of "Laugh-in" and the beginning of its feature movie to show the earth pictures again. And, since Apollo 8 has been pulled into the moon's orbit, the network decided to provide all- NEW YOPJ< (AP) — Con-1 night coverage of the story after fronted by an especially large ! the "Tonight Show" went off the supply of good news which for- air. tunately was accompanied by '."he black and white pictures good pictures, NBC expanded of our earth were clear and its regular half-hour Huntley- j made our planet look blazing Brinkloy show Monday night to and brilliant. One wished they a full hour. < '.ild have been shot in color It was a bit like an early u..on hearing the astronauts.de- Christmas present. There was seription of the blue oceans, ample time in which to replay light brown land masses, the the excellent television pictures snowy polar .caps and white of the earth taken earlier by the ud cover. Apollo S travelers from a point xhe sight of tne men from ^ e distant p ueD ]o was a moving one. One man returned in a flag-wrapped casket, but the others walked rather slowly across a bridge in 180.000 nautical miles and to show at length satellite- relayed film of the release of the Pueblo crew and hear the December 26, 27 and 28 LADIES and JUNIOR POPULAR DRESSES — Vz PRICE I A businessman calls please make sure you re rgw- collection of »» rouiB I, uh no extra 1 JjLST /-I - j —" " Repeatcallsmean extra worKWiw'^, I (js=-i r • tight-lipped, grim report of the me Korean demilitarized zone. protitSo-Eiveiheboyar >reaK.«u m mmm* captain about treatment of the' one man limped and all showed — m mm— mmmmmmm 82 Navy men- the strain and emotion born of tmmm* mm * NBC news again cut into regu- ^eir experience. One or two ~ - — managed wan smiles when a S 1 Army band started to play "AniS: chors Awejgh." 1 Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, skipper of the ship, looked thin and angry as he described the $ mistreatment he and his crew ^ : had suffered in North Korean " hands. 35 During the remainder of the !fj evening, network television $ went its usual meandering way. w There was only one really jar$ ring note—the appearance of & Tiny Tim, the long-haired uke- $ .. le player, on "Laugh-in." It W may be a thoroughly Victorian V' reaction, but the ribbing recep- « tion of that unusual performer ^ by the entire "Laugh In" cast, $ 1 singing "God Bless You, Tiny )l A Tim" seemed in poor taste at :f i this particular time of year. It :J must be added, however, that •S the program itself was not one 'A of those warm, jolly Christmas jji> celebrations j ^t CBS apparently decided that ' 1 it was a good preholiday night with so many people preoccupied by last-minute shopping and gift-wrapping to slip in a couple of reruns—"Here's Lucy" with a rebroadcast of the first show of its current season, and "The Carol Burnett Show" with the program in which Carol Channing guest-starred. CBS jumped back into the lead in the ratings race, according to a new Nielsen survey, with three of its situation comedies in win, place and show positions on the top 10 list. They were "Gomer Pyle," "Here's Lucy" and "Mayberry, R.F.D." It was, incidentally, a week— Dec. 9-15— when NBC's top-rating "Laugh-in" was preempted by a special. Other top-ranked prime-time programs were NBC's "Dean Martin Show," and "TCB," the Supremes, special; CBS's "Family Affair," "Red Skelton Show" and "Gun- smoke"; NBC's "Julin" and "Bonanza." CBS 's average rating was 20.3, followed by NBC with 19.6 and ABC, 15.6. I 'd\ Lone special on tonight' m docket is NBC's "World of Christmas," 7:30-8:30 EST— with Victor Borge and children from all over the world showing how the, holiday^. is ^lebrated, One Rack LUXURIOUS ALL COATS LINGERIE GREATLY 20% OFF REDUCED GIRL'S SWEATERS s Vz PRICE BOY'S SUITS 3 To 7 Size REDUCED ALL WINTER DRESSES VA OFF ONE RACK OF G | R |_' S DRESSES $ 5°° ONE $2.00 BARGAIN TABLE ALL SKIRTS Vi PRICE EXTRA SAVINGS - EXTRA VALUES FROM 1008 Main '.'V 5 ' 1008 Main ^7 A Christmas nativity scene has been erected on the lawn of the Jefferson county courthouse by the Mt. Vernon Ministerial Association for the inspiration and! enjoyment of area residents. The almost life-sized figures, which appear like carved wood, are located on the southwest corner facing the First National Bank. Furtds for this community project came from contributions of numerous churches in the Mt. Vernon area. At present the creche scene includes the holy family, an angel, two shepherds and numerous animals around the stable. It is planned to add the three wise men next year to complete the display. More than $800 was contributed toward the scene by these cooperating congregations: Epworth United Methodist Church, Baptist Church, First Church of the Nazarene, First Presbyterian Church, Logan Street Baptist Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Seventh Day Adventist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Church, Bluford United Methodist Church, nnd Oakdale United Methodist Church. The Ministerial Association wus invited by the Mt. Vernon Jaycees to join in their Christmas decorating efforts by adding this religious focal point to the beautiful new yuletide decorations on the square. In commenting on the nativitiy scene project, retiring president Glenn F. Boice under whom the project was adopted, said, "It has been most encouraging to see the warm- hearted response by Mt. Vernon area churches in this truly ecumenical affort to remind our community of the true meaning of Christmas." Chairman of the project was the Rev. Everett Lemay, assisted by the Rev. Robert Freytag and Father de Kay. A number of volunteer clergy turned out to assist in setting up the scene. Ramada Buys Nursing Homes MONTI CELLO, 111. (AP )-Ramada Inns Inc., of Phoenix, Ariz., has tentatively agreed to acquire Americana Nursing Centers Inc., Montlcello, officials of the two companies announced today. Terms of the agreement are subject to negotiations and approval by Americana shareholders. Americana operates 30 centers in Illinois, Indiana, Florida, Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. Passenger car registrations in the United States are expected to total 81,051,000 by the end of 1967. htm On that night many years ago, as white stars glittered and angels'voices rang out triumphantly to proclaim his coming, there was born unto mankind, a Saviour. Humble shepherds, gathered in the fields tending their flocks, heard the message and came in haste to visit the babe lying in a manger, and they mere filled urithjoy. Far to the East, the Wise Men saw the great Star of Bethlehem and they followed it to where the Young Child was, bringing rare and precious gifts in their adoration. Across the ages, the ever-wonderful story of the birth of Christ inspires mankind with a feeling of new hope. Today, in the spirit of the Holy Season, it is for us to rededicate ourselves to His teachings and humbly pray that the ideal of brotherhood will light the way to a lasting peace in this troubled world. Let us rejoice in the true meaning of Christmas with sincere reverence and harken to the words of the angel, plf Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men* 9 iff BANK OP Broadway At Eleventh—Mt. Vernon, Illinois

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