Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 31
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 31

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 24, 1968
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1968 , THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 11-C New Driver's Law Effective Jan. 1 Everyone who drives an automobile will be affected by Illinois' new Driver's License Act which becomes law as of January 1, 1969. Perhaps the most sweeping provision of the Act is the one that requires all drivers to submit to a re- examination once every nine years. For first time applicants for a license the law raised the minimum age from 16 to 18, although there are many exceptions. And for drivers 69 years of age or older, the new law — like the old one — requires examination ev­ ery three yers. The old distinction between a motor vehicle "operator's license" and a "chauffeur's license" is eliminated, instead, every license will be known simply as a "driver's licesne," and each license will be classified according to the type of vehicle and type of operation. All licenses will come up for renewal every three years. Previously, the chauffeur's license was issued for only one year. A driver's license issued after January 1st will not be good for the operation of a motor ^« i one and all w< Christmas bright with promise and full of all fhe }oys of living! WILSON MOTOR CO. TOWING — AUTO BODY — GARAGE 9th and Casey Dial 244-3088 sLMm *Co one and all W9 wish a LAWRENCE RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1319 Salem Road Mt. Vernon - cycle unless the holder has successfully completed a special examination required for motorcyclists and thjs fact is indicated on the license. A driver's license can be issued for the oepration of a motorcycle only . Persons under the age of 18 will be restricted to the operation of cycles with engines under 150 cubic centimeters piston displacement. According to the Illinois State Bar Association, a schedule will be set up for the re- examination within the next nine years of all Illinois drivers. This means many drivers may be invited to an examination station the next time their driver's licenses come up for renewal. Such re-examination, the ISBA observes, may or may not include a road- test of the person's skills. However, the reexamination must include a test of the person's eyesight and an ability to read and understand road signs and other traffic control signals and laws. While the Act sets the minimum' age for a regular driver's license at 18, exceptions are made to permit younger operators. Here are some of them: The applicant who is 16 or 17 years old may obtain a drier's license if he or she has successfully completed an approved driver education course. A person between the age of 15 and 18 who is enrolled in an approved driver education course may obtain an instruction permit if such permit is required for participation. Persons not less than 15 nor more than 18 years old may qualify for a restricted driver's permit if they can demonstrate undue hardship. (For. example: a restricted permit may be issued to the youth who would be unable to attend school if he could not drive or whose services as a driver are required by his family.) A special hearing is held by the Secretary of State's office in each individual case. The license of any person under age 18 will be invalid during anytime he is prohibited by curfew laws from being on any street or highway. I f ft If NIXON INAUGURAL MEDAL will mark first time in history that artwork created by a member of the President's family will be reproduced on the official commemorative. The reverse side of the 1969 medal will feature a sculptured miniature of the crewelwork pattern Julie Nixon embroidered for her father. The design depicts the Great Seal of the United States and the words, "To RN from JN." Sculptor Ralph Menconi, left, created the medal, which will be struck in gold, silver and bronze. Hopkins Ford Tractor Sales | Authorized McCulloch Chain Saw Dealer # Dial 244-0920 Clark's Capture Of Kaskaskia EARLY ACCOUNTANTS Accounting was practiced by scribes in Babylonia and Assyria as early as 2500 B.C., ancient clay tablets reveal. Details on tax payments and other transactions were press- Since the beginning of the Revolution, northern Indians, influenced by the British had been raiding the Kentucky settlements. Young George Rogers Clark, helping in the defense, formed a bold plan to deal with the situation. Why not drive the British from the region, even from Detroit? When Clark presented his plan to Virginia's Governor Partrick Henry and his advisers, they approved it and pledged the colony's help. Clark accordingly began gathering supplies and enlisting men in the spring of 1778. Authorized to recruit about 750 men, Clark succeed" in gathering only about 200n for an expedition that held a bit of mystery. Two Sets of Orders When the Virginia governor gave Clark his authorization, he included two; sets of orders. The first publicly announced that the objective was to defend the settlers west of the Alleghanies. The second, secret and sealed, directed Clark to capture the British posts in the west- specifically those in Illinois and Indiana. Clark gathered men and supplies on the Ohio River Island at Louisville. The island was chosen it is said in order that Clark could keep his soldiers more isolated and also to pre- ed into clay sheets. The sheets were bake.d to preserve them! vent desertions if his real ob- as permanent records. 1 jectives should become known S : I OUR SACRED ART CALENDERS | ARE READY—COME IN. OSBORN'S Sterling Osborn of Dix, Illinois 266-7231 D. W. Myers "'Peace on Earth, | Good Will to Men." g May the blessed words $ re -echo in every heart this | Christmas, bringing joy to one and all. « KREKEL EDM I SON I 3 PLUMBING and ELECTRIC Jj S 317 19th Street 242-3106 $ $ *e sincerely hope that you and your loved ones will share in every Christmas pleasure* i • DIRECTORS and EMPLOYEES THE TEXICO STATE BANK Member^ F.D. I.C. earlier than planned. After completing preparations as well as circumstances permitted, the expedition's boats were placed under guard and the goal of the venture announced. That night several men from one company deserted, waded to the Kentucky shore and fled to Harrodsburg. There the old men the women and boys called them cowards and refused them admission to the fort. From the men left him, Clark selected those men he judged unable to endure the rigoruous campaign that lay ahead. These were left on Corn Island or sent back to the settlement. When this was completed, 153 men remained. Fortune surely was with them. They left the island on June 26, 1778, and shot the Louisville rapids during a total eclipse of the sun. "Very soon they were overtaken by a messenger with news that a treaty with France made mat nation our ally. Four Full Days Travelling day and • night, Clark reached the mouth of the Tennessee in four days. There they met some roving hunters who had left Kaskaskia a week earlier, and learned that no attack was expected. The hunters volunteered to go back with Clark and serve as guides. After administering the oath of allegiance they were taken along. When the mouth of a creek a mile above the ruins of deserted Fort Massac was reached, the boats were hidden. They "reposed for the night" there, and on the next morning set out in single file for Kaskaskia. Except for briar bush, rugged surface, supplies to carry streams to ford, and insects to annoy, only one short period of excitement came. This was when the guide, John Saunders — some say John Duff, but both were along — lost his way on the prairie in Williamson County. Clark was suspicious and assured Saunders that unless he found the way before nightfall, he would be shot. The guide was successful. In the late afternoon of July 3, this miniature army reached the Kaskaskia River three miles above the town and hid until nightfall. They then moved down the east bank until within a mile of their objective. There they found boats and crossed the stream. Chose Three Groups Clark divided his force into three groups. One went with him to surprise and capture the iort and its commander, Rocheblave. A second guarded all roads leading from the town so no one could escape. The third group moved directly into the town. Upon Clark's capture of the fort and its commander the agreed — upon signal was shouted. The men in and around the town began whooping to let the inhabitants know that! the dread ' 'Kentucky Long Knives" were in town. WArned to stay indoors, not one ventured ' out. Homes were entered and people were disarmed. Morning found all in object fear and begging for mercy. Expecting deportation like that visited on countrymen in Aca'- dia they humbly implored that families be allowed to stay together. Clark made full use of the fear and dread his men brought. He sternly told them if they comported themselves like men they need not fear. Without hesitancy they swore allegiance to the American Colonies, then joined with Clark to persuade those at Cahokia and Vincenries, Ind., to do likewise. With only 153 men, Clark,, In a fewdays, had won a territory that later furnished homes to 20 million people. To this point Clark's expedition had been much like a very boisterious picnic. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Why Indiana is called the Hoosier state is uncertain, The World Almanac says. One explanation is that In- dianians were so inquisitive they were unable to pass a house without asking: "Who's here?" Another equally Unlikely story, this by the Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley, says fierce Indiana pioneers bit off the ears of enemies, and seeing an ear on the floor was so common that one merely asked: "Whose ear?" Copyright © 1968, Newspaper Enterprise Assn. t Highway 460 East i | JOYOUS CHRISTMAS Aetas, primitive tribesmen of the Philippines, like to smoke cigarettes with the lighted ends in their mouths. stand againj the wise fflcn,|j eager wonder $ dt the mangcr|j witnen|5 the great JoyS in Hi* presence^ nd Hi* divine! love (or all! Max Shurtz — Ken Shoemaker — Bud Hayes Ted Wood — Dave Norris and Everyone S & W Motor Co. 1101 Salem Rd. — Phone 244-1220 Readers of the first Encyclo­ paedia Britannica 200 years ago were advised to cure a cold by "lying in bed" and drinking warm spirits. 1 i Amid the many joys of the holiday season, one that we especially cherish is the tradition of greeting our friends. We 're proud to count you, our patrons, as friends, and thank you heartily for the opportunity of serving you. Lenore Holloway Paul Owens Kenny Martin Shirley Martin Bob Robinett Ellen Robinett Woodie Burnette Joe Kohut Don Lampp Rosalee Lampp Tom Rightnowar James Rightnowar Charley Whisenhunt Robert MarHn Dale Smith Rick Hayes Fred Mooney Don Nash ATLA SEAL OF ILLINOIS, Inc. 216 Nortjn 9th Phone 244-2708 Mt. Verm

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