Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 11
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24', 1968 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOW . 1 . On Moon Voyage 4 Plush Frisco Stores Burn; Great Damage SAN FRANCISCO (AP)--Fire ripped through four plush stores in the city's shopping district. Sunday night causing what one /ire official estimated at more than $5 million in damage—the greatest loss here since the 1906 San Franciscp earthquake. Heavily damaged by the wind-whipped flames was Gump's, an internationally known fine arts emporium which listed more than $1 million in Oriental art objects alone the second of its three floors. Also gutted was Schneider's —a fur establishment offering its wares for as much as $40,000 apiece—Auger's Jewelers and Malm's Luggage. Abercrombie & Fitch received extensive damage from torrents of water. The 180 firemen battling the inferno were hampered by both the wind, which at tirne3 exceeded 40 miles an ohurs, and by 40-degree tempera- lures. Two firemen were injured by flying glass. JOHNSON LEAVES HOSPITAL WASHINGTON (AP) — Presi dent Johnson, released from the hospital Sunday, was reported loday to be "well on the way to full recovery" from his bout with the flu. In Congress, the chances of a bill becoming law are about one in 10. SIDING 'AS INSULATION FREE ESTIMATES.. Aluminum Storm Window*, Doors and Awnlngf^* NEAL BROS. ROOFING CO. 421 Broadway DIAL 24248M i. < INSIDE THE CAPSULE, astronauts Anders, Lovell and Bornian, from left, share close quarters. Bornian of the Apollo 8 mission; Lovell, command module pilot; and Anders, lunar module pilot. commander QUICK QUIZ Q—What two members of Franklin D. Roosevelt's cabinet held their offices throughout the entire period of his presidency? A—Harold L. Ickes (Interior) and Frances Perkins (Labor). Q—Why was England's Queen Mary I called "Bloody Mary"? A—She reigned in the 16th century and was called "Bloody" because of the religious persecutions that occurred during her reign. Receive A Free Gift When You Join! Make Sure You Get One Come Nov. '69 Security will be mailing checks — Thousands of shop* ping dollars — to our Christmas Club members come November '69. Join now and get on the mail call. SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO. 119 N. 9th St. Mr. Vernon, III. Why Palance Cast By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — "I'm playing the role because my children are hungry," said Jack Palance of his impersonation of Fidel Castro in the film biography "Che." When doubt was expressed that his children were facing malnutrition, he admitted that tie had no pervasive reason for portraying the Cuban leader— Plays o —For Money G SAL AFTER CHRISTMAS SPECIALS December 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 AT tt Gift Shop Christmas CAN OLE HOLDERS CANDLE RINGS DECORATIONS 40% OFF SMITH COLORED GLASS 25% Off ALL OTHER GIFT ITEMS CARRY 15% OFF Hurry "-For The Bargains-"Hurry" DeWitt Lumber and Gift Shop Mt. Vernon, Illinois 1 Block North of Broadway on J7rh "At this stage in my career, I ' don't formulate reasons why I take roles; the price was right." He is that kind of fellow: frank, faintly combative—sort of a Jack Palance type. He was a^o irritable because of a poi- ion-ivy type of skin rash he had picked up on the Puerto Rico location or at the 20th Century-Fox ranch. And the Castro makeup didn't help, either. The Palance nose is built up with plastic, and a beard is laboriously glued on every day. "I couldn't grow my own, because part of the picture requires me to have a three-day growth," he said. "Besides, . my beard isn't the same "pattern as Castro's." 11 is a remarkable likeness, foiming an eerie complement to Omar Sharif's bearded, bereted I Che. Palance was asked if his is | a sympathetic portrayal. "Certainly, it's bound to be s y m p a t h e t i c," he replied. 'These men did a remarkable tiling, going into Cuba with 17 men an£ upsetting the whole re«i :r .e of Batista, who was firmly entrenched. That is undoubtedly oiie of the great achievements (jf our time." m hc acto" srid he realized the flm may be controversial because U.S. policy has been clogged anti-Castro. He was outspoken about that: "What right have we to decide that communism isn't good for the Cubans? W'iy should we try to impose ->\u will on the people of another country? It seems to me we've tried to do too much of that." A thorough professional, Palance studied everything he -••ould find about Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution. "Che" is Palance's first Hollywood film since "The Professionals," three years ago, and only his third here'in 10 years. "They don't seem to like me here," he said in his self-mocking way. "So I make pictures in Europe. Some good, some bad. .Mostly bad." **&JMhET GEOIWBpO IT <} ^ ' Phone 244-0621 RADIO AND TELEVISION SALES AND SERVICE SPORTING GOODS Your Motorola Dealer Rhone 242-2323 TIME IS RUNNING OUT AT HOLLYWOOD SHOP Closes Forever Tuesday, Dec. 31 At The Stroke of 5:30 P.M. THIS IS THE

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