Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 26, 1968 · Page 2
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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2-A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2fl, 1968 DEATHS and FUNERALS John Ragsdale Of Ashley Dies At Age 78 Years John Curtis Ragsdalo. 7S, oi Ashley, died at 1:15 a.m. today in Washington County Hospital. Nashville. He was a refind Illinois Central railroad operator and agent. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Kringer Funeral Home in Ash-! Icy, with the Rev. Argyle Houst r ] officiating. Burial will be in I Memorial Gardens near Ml. ! Vernon. The body will lie in slate ai : the Kringer Funeral Home in | Hilary Weldin Dies At Age 71; Rites Saturday Hilary Weldin. 71, of 801 So. Hancock. McLeansboro, died at 12:45 a.m. today in Hamilton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Donelson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. with the Rev. Robert Freytas? officiating. Burial will be in the I. O. O.F. cemetery in McLeansboro. The body will lie in state at 1he Donelson Funeral Home in McLeansb o r o where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Friday Markets ... , , . . ,,. Mr. Weldin was born April ^ h i ey o.r her i fr l e ^ m !^ Call Ul- 1897. in Hamilton county, after 6:00 p.m. Friday. Masonic rites will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Kringer Funeral Home. Mr. Ragsdale was born January 27, 1890, in Anna, 111., the son of William and Emma (Davis) Ragsdale. On May 28, 1912, in Ml. Vernon, he tvas married to Edit!. Norris. who survives. Other survivors include one Mt. Vernon Hog Market Prices paid until 12:30 p.m. to- j day were steady. The top was 19.50 and 19.75 for , 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. ! The top was 19.25 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.00 and la.25. Visit Fomilies Pueblo Men Confined For Debriefing Hospital Notes Jerferson Memorial Admitted: Elizabeth Modengham, 1112 Welkins. Walter W. Hamilton, 1212 So. 24th. John Deichman, Richview Rd. George E, Garrison, Hickory Gwe Manor. Pose Anna Hall, Hickory G'ove Manor. Minnie Randall. Ina. Discharged: Candace Dougherty. 204 North Sth. I Marjorie Dagg, 330 South 3rd. Zota Estes, Route 4,.Mt. Ver- The following prices were | ^The*' 82 surviving crewmen | ™ i)m * Verhe y en < m ^tith quoted in Mt. Vernon this morn-j will be restricted to two build- ' By DOtf HOBINE Associated Press Writer SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — Parts Stripped Off Car Here Melvin Stube, 425 north Ninth street reported to police Christmas Eve thai someone had stripped parts off his parked car. Taken were the distributor, carburetor, and battery. Boars were 9.00 and 10,00. After 12:30 p,m. today prices,The U.S. Navy begins interro- will be based on next day's!gating the Pueblo crew today prices. I about all phases of its conduct «»— from the time of North Korea's IVIt* VemOn seizure of the intelligence vessel; Grdin until the crew's release last 1 MAN SOUGHT IN SEX CRIME SURRENDERS (Continued From Page One) the son of Silas and Uhley (Lovan) Weldin. On October 13. 1932, he was married to Edna Varney, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter. Mrs. Dick (RutM Gholson of Clinton, HI.; two brothers. Hugh Weldin of Enfield and ' diums 45 1 -. Emory Weldin of Manhattan, 111., and four grandchildren. He was a veteran of World Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago steady; 93 score AA 68%; 92 AA 68%; 9 B 68; 89 C 60 V 2 ; Cars 90 B 68%; 89 C 62. Eggs steady; 80 per cent or better grade A whites 49; me- slandards 41; checks 27»«. daughter. Mrs. Jessie Ramsey! War I, a member of the V. of Biloxi, Miss.; two grand- j F. w - Post of McLeansboro and sons, Jerry Spear of Centralis i A F - and A - M - Masonic Lodge arid John Spear of the U. S. ' 137 of McLeansboro. Air For:e at Blytheville. Ark.; , one brother, Cleatus Ragsdale, RODfirt Urdpei* Of Hindsboro and two great- i of Louisiana grandchildren. Mr. Ragsdale was a retired township supervisor. He was a member of the Knights Templer, Cyrene Commandery 23 of Cer.- tralia, and a member of Masonic Lodge 153 of Ashley. Donald J. Irwin, Mt V. Native, Dies In Sterling Donald Joe Irwin, 29, of 1111 Avenue I, Sterling, 111., a former resident of Mt Vernon, died at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Ster- Qing Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Sterling, with the Rev. Gray Flippen oi- ficating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial cemetery in Sterling. TJie body will lie in state at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling, where friends may call after 2:00 p.m. today. At noon Dies At Age 78 Robert B. Draper. 76, of Hindsboro, 111., died at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at Good S a m a ritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, with the Rev. Harold Mayberry officiating. Burial will be in Crouch cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Friday. Mr. Draper was born June 24. 1892, in" Wayne county, the son of Frank and Lovina (Buchanan) Draper. He was married to Eva May Williams, who died in October 1953. Survivors include two sons, Lowell Draper of Mt. Vernon and Russell Draper of Martinsville, HI.; three daughters, Wilma Johnson of Hindsboro, Roberta Heidlebaugh of Marion and Friday the body will be taken I*Ethel Dean of Millington, Term.; to the church to lie in state undone "brother-, Chaney Draper of Wayne City^ one sister, Ida Allen of Hot Springs, Ark.; 19 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. til the funeral hour. Mr. Irwin was born in Mt. Vernon, the son of George and Helen (Hulbert) Irwin, Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Irwin of Sterling, he: is survived by two brothers, Larry Irwin and Jim Irwin, both of Rock Falls, Bl., and several, aunts, uncles and other relatives in the Mt. Vernon area. Drury Mitchell Father Of Mt. V. Residents, Dies Chinese Leader Mao Is 75 Today TOKYO (AP) — Vietnamese Communist leaders congratulated Mao Tse-tung on his 75th birthday today, but Peking Radio ignored the occasion. Though the chairman of the Chinese Communist party does nothing to discourage a cult of adulation, his party adheres to the rule that a man's private life—including his birthday-—is private. Earlier this year Mao sharply criticized some of his associates who broke the rule to celebrate their birthdays publicly. The Soviet Communist party observes decennial birthdays, lng ings during an estimated' 10 Wheat 1.22. ; days of debriefing and medical Soybeans 2.46. I examinations. Col . n i 08 ' One building is their sleeping j quarters. The other, 20 yards away, is the pink-hued RX Club, the cafeteria-lounge where they and their families have spent most of their first two days at the U.S. Nftval Hospital here, sitting in small family groups around the vast room. The Navy refuses to describe the debriefing procedure, except to say the crew will be questioned about all phases of its conduct from the time of the j capture last Jan. 23 to the crew's release. Until the completion of the debriefing and 1 a subsequent inquiry described by the Navy as routine, crewmen have been advised to discuss no details of their experience with outsiders, and to be guarded in what they tell their families. Consequently, their relatives' main impressions thus far have been that despite reports of brutal treatment by the North Koreans the crewmen' spirits are high. Physically, however, he men are changed. They lost from 20 to 40 pounds each. From their families' accounts* all wei'e beaten at least once, and some may have been tortured. The mother of Duane Hodges, 21, a fireman who was killed when the North Koreans captured the Pueblo last Jan. 23, said she's satisfied the skipper, Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, gave her a complete account of her [son's death. "He was standing on deck, bending over, destroying secret papers when he was hit by enemy fire," said Mrs. Jesse D. Hodges of Creswell, Ore. "Capt. Bucher told us he wished it had been him." Officials tried to stay in the background Wednesday, provid- were extending their Christmas ing what they called "a good holiday dampened activity. old-fashioned Christmas" for Despite price increases by the crew and families. US. Steel for rails and other 11-Month Payday railroad products, U.S. Steel The crew's full 11-month pay common was off a fraction,, was made available, and the St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eygs: consumer grades—A large 4548, A medium 42-26, A small 2831, B large 38-42; wholesale grades—standard 41-43, unclassified 22-23, medium 37-39, pullets 25. Hens: heavy 15; light over 5% lbs 9; under 5% lbs 6; broilers and fryers 23.75-25.50. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (API-Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.41 n; No. 2 soft red 1.37 n. Corn No. 2 yellow 1.17% n. Oats No. 2 extra heavy white 71%-72% n. Soybeans No. 1 yellow 2.61% n. Soybean oil 8.58 n. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market staged a mild recovery early Thursday afternoon after six straight sessions of decline. Brokers saw the advance as mainly based on technical reasons rather than any major change in the news. Gains outnumbered losses by a ratio of about 3 to 2. Trading was slack. The closing of the London stock market and the fact that many Wall Streeters while other major steel producers showed little or no change. A slightly higher trend prevai- sailors withdrew an average of $448 cash each. The post exchange was open and the crew led among motors, rubbers, bought presents—cameras, Drury E. Mitchell, 78, of West Frankfort, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Vernon at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Holland officiating. Burial will be in Old Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state at j beginning when T'lead'i'ng' offi Myers Chapel, where friends may' cial & 50i 6 0 or 70, but it ignores call after 6:00 p.m. Friday. j in between. Mr, Mitchell was born Octo-, Despite the official blackout ber 8. 1890. in Hamilton county, in p e ki ngi Hanoi Radio reported the son of Elza and Hannah Mit-, birthday congratulations from chell. /North Vietnam's President Ho He was married to Bossie j chi Minn and Nguyen Huu Tho, Scott, who survives. , hra d of South Vietnam's Nation- Other survivors include two a i Liberation Front. daughters, Mrs. Faith Marlow of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Maxine Faught of Bushnell. 111.; one son, Dona)A Mitchell of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Wilford Mitchell of McLerr^boro; one sister. Mrs. Delia Whiting of H'-mmond. Ind., 14 grsndcMJdren and !1 grca>- gr;?r.drh!!dren. H? was preceded in d oiu r~ Low <?!l Mitch"!!. LBJ At White House Christmas WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson says U.S. servicemen in Vietnam have "stood as th by the rock of our resolve that freedom shall endure on this earth" , . the face of doubt and division rose nearly 2 in lively trading!Al»o active, Screw & Bolt and electronics, rails, utilities and oils. Drugs backed away a bit. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up 1.3 at 360.8, with industrials up 2,2, rails up .8, and utilities up .3. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was up 3.42 at 955.74. The rise was attributed to the fact that after the battering the market had — received recently many socks were "oversold" as Wall Street approached what is statistically the strongest period of the year, between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Glen Alden, boosted by some sizable blocks, was up about a point as it paced the most active list. Close behind in turnover was Florida Power & Light, selling unchanged after transfer of a block of 72,000 shares at I iu 41H, up Vi. Council Denny's Restaurants was active and down a couple of points, following its upsurge on news it had agreed to buy a Las Vegas hotel-casino, Caesar's Palace. Raytheon was heavily traded , lngs and up more than 2 in response to a published report that it had developed a new heat generator that could reduce the size of a home furnance to the dimensions j of a toffee can. Reynolds Tobbaco, helped by some street recommendations, watches, toys, dolls, and a bow and arrow set. Plan Recognition Dinner In Mt. V; For Scourers A recognition dinner for the volunteer Scouters of the Black Gold District will be held February 4 at the First United Methodist church in Ml. Vernon. It will be one of five dinners scheduled in the districts of the Okaw Valley Boy Scout Council. Primary purpose of these dinners is to present round-up awards, training keys and other awards to volunteer workers of the 10,000-membcr Boy Scout The Black Gold District is led by George Leatherman, Mt. Vernon. Approximately 1,500 volunteer I leaders and wives are expected ! to attend the five dinner mcel- Samuel Howard, Bonnie. Bobby Chambllss, Dahlgren. Emil Garrison, Keenes, OOod Samaritan Admitted* BeuWh Campbell, Opdyke. Elaine Dale, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. George Rector, Keenes. Dorothy Brumitt, Bonnie. Beulah Mick, 921 Warren. Olivia Smith, 1016 Virginia. Jeff Atchison, Ina. Khristie Johnson, Bluford. Glen Anderson, 2701 Mannen. Stephen L. Piercy, 602 South 24th. Will Adams, Route 3, Mt. Veri on. Joseph Langa, 715 Main. Agnes Betes, Salem Road. Helen K. Darnell, Waltonville. Ann Marshall, 1301 South 9th. Emily Pearl Horton, Belle Rive. Herbert Raaf, 1012 South 25th. John Bowdler, Route 6, Mt. Vernon. Marie Savage, Dahlgren. Mark Wayne Hutchcraft, 105 North 5th. Norma Jean Rightnowar, Rt. 3, Mt. Vernon. Neala V. Crawford, Bonnie. Dewey W. Shields, 409 So. 6ui. Madelynne Ranmar, U40 Maple. Joseph David Martin, 1112 Harrison. Wilyie Hensley, 917 Fairfield Road. William Lee Pritchett, 2803 Fi Lane. Eugenia Wilkey, Dahlgren. Dollie M. Lowery, 105 South 17th. Dorothy F. Hodges, 811 So. ISth. Discharged: James DuBpis, 1125 South 13th Roy Summers, 2708 Mannen. William L*a Pritchett, 2803 Fi- Lane. [• Robert Daniels, 822 Goerge. Leonard Fleener, 820 South 18th. Terra Jones, Bonnie. Charles Eldridge, Bonnie. Cecil Johnson, 728 Perkins. Mrs. Aline Voyles and baby daughter, De Ann Darlene Belle Rive. Evelyn Jones, 727 Barton. Fffie Mable Cates, Route 1, Mt. Vernon. Thelma Wimberly, 404 South 19th. Harold Beckham, 1209 So. 25th. James Burwell, 2501 Broadway. Ruby Bond, 1001 South 23rd. Eddie Brooks, Bonnie. Roy Garrison, 1507 Cherry. Nellie Mays, 520 South 15th. Robert Lamar, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Khristie Johnson, Bluford. Debra Woodward, Texico. Hazel Memmer, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Jacqueline Lowery, 2018 Rich- vii-w Road, Irene Williams, Texico. Dale Stations, 1016 South 21st. James Murphy, 1110 George. Mary Mays, Dix. William Doyle, Fairfield. Mrs. Clara Haynes, and baby son, Christopher Alan, 3308 Wild- lose. Norma Farley, 518 South 20th Agnes Batts, Salem Road. Julie And David Join The Nixons At Christmas in at home. "This Christmas, the world is 1 Schick tacked on a point each, brightened with the hope of j P a " American World Airways peace," Johnson said. "When it ,rost ' more than a point in a nar- comes—when hope turns to sub-' rowiy mixed airline section, stance and the «uns are quiet ! rBM gained 3 and Penn Central once again—it will come be- about 2. cause you have pursued it with Prices advanced on the Amer- Hobe Palmer Dies At Age 70; Funeral Friday W'tliam Hobart (Hobei Palmer. 70, was found dead yesterday afternoon in his home at 1209% south HJth street. „ . , nuni ujt_- v»iuie uuuac ' , . , + v,^ ne L J0h ° RiCnards ? ]n » a,d i where the First Family spent a!^ T", 8 ^/ vera *f.? : **** Was fl PP are »«y d " e ; quiet Christmas. It was the sec- 1Jg 02 ^f 7 \ " P 342 courage and skill." Johnson's message was released from the White House ican Stock Exchange. NEW YORK (AP) tc natural causes. < ond Christmas in a row Mr. Palmer lived alone in a j Washington "for " Johnson" who ! 15 Utilities 1M up ° trailer home. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Bursa cemetery, with the Rev. Roy VanHorn, officiating. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 9:00 a,m. Friday. Mr. Palmer was born November 18, 1898 in Jefferson county, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Palmer, Ha was a lifetime resident of ifrj* maty. He: is survived by four song, Len Palmer of Mt. Vernon, William Palmer of Wood River, 111., James Palmer of CtitaB Christl, $exas,and Hobart Pa^jer of Lex- usually spends his holidays at his Texas ranch. Alaska Mail Plane Crashes ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Pan American World Air- wuys 707 flying military mail to Uie Far East crashed and burned on takeoff here today from Elmendorf Air Force Base. The three crewmen were believed to have been killed. j KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Nixon trod Florida beaches and shared a quiet Christmas day with his family. But nobody would talk about the Christmas dinner menu or what gifts were exchanged. The President-elect spent the holiday at his new two-house compound on Blscayne Bay off Dow : Miami. But several times Nixon ventured into the yard and strolled alon^ beaches fronting the bay. For tho Nixon family, Wednesday wan a very private Christmas . Newlywed daughter Julie and her husband, Dwight David El€» r t n ' scnnovver H> Interrupted their SCnOOl Bums i ll0ne y moon ot an ""disclosed j site to fly to Miami at midafter- noon. They Joined the Nixons— including Mrs. Nixon and daughter Tricia—for a late afternoon Christmas dinner. The Eisenhowers were to spend the night and resume their honeymoon today. i 65 Stocks 344.39 up 1.13. Indiana High HIGHLAND, Ind. (AP) — A gas explosion in a chemistry laboratory was blamed in a $500,000 fire at Highland High School Christmas Day. About 20 rooms were destroyed in the 12 -year-old north wing of the 50-room high school. Firemen from Hammond, Mun-, The flight by the four-engine' ,u-r, Griffith and Lansing, 111,, cargo jet to Japan and Vietnam joined local fire fighters in a bv way of Alaska originated in /f)'hour battle to control the San Francisco, I blaze, CIRCUIT COURT Finos assessed in circuit court included: Jessie Montgomery, 600 Forest, $10 on charge of faulty brakes. VOTE JAN. Tl ON INA-BONNIE SCHOOL BONDS (Continued From Page One) ty. To Acquire Site The school board hopes to acquire a central site between Ina and Bonnie for the school, for the convenience of all students. The Ina consolidated district includes the Bonnie and Ina Areas and the area between the two villages. The Bonnie district annexed to Ina some time ago. Set Public Hearing The school board plans to give a complete report on plans for the new school at a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. January 10, at the Ina school. All citizens of the area are invited to attend and to discuss the proposition. Wilson, Hodge and Groh, Mt. Vernon architects, are designing the proposed new school, The polls will open at noon and close at 7:00 p.m. In the January 11 election. There will be two polling places, as follows: Precinct 1 — Ina grade school for all of the territory of the district, except that part which was formerly Bonnie community consolidated district. Precinct 2 —Bonnie grade school building, for the part of the district which was formerly the Bonnie community consolidated district. covered countryside near Grinnell, Iowa, 40 miles east of Des Moines, where bloodied orange stretch pants and white bobby sox were found in a roadside waster receptable. Pamela's distraught father identified Wednesday the articles of clothing as those of his daughter. Davenport police said Williams had. four cents in hia pocket when he turned himself in and police paid a $1 taxi bill for his trip from Rock Island, 111., across the Mississippi River to the police station. The search for Williams had centered in Davenport where his car was found abandoned Christmas Day. Williams told officers he had telephoned a lawyer in Des Moines, Henry T, McKnight, who advised him to turn himself in. Williams asked to see a minister when he arrived at the police station. Doubt Girl Is Alive "I don't think there's a very good possibility of finding her alive," said Dan Maher of the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation as he coordinated the search near Grinnell over an area of about 300 miles.. The search party included police from Grinnell and nearby Newton, sheriff's officers, state highway patrolmen and agents of the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Pamela had been watching her brother, Mark, wrestle in the YMCA tournament Tuesday and was with her parents when she went off to the lobby to buy some candy. She did not return. The search party included police from Grinnell and nearby Newton, sheriff's officers, state highway patrolmen and agents of the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Pamela had been watching her brother, Mark, wrestle in the YMCA tournament Tuesday and was with her parehts, when she went off to the lobby to buy some candy. She did not return. The girl's clothing was found in a bundle with a blanket, towels and a man's shirts, jacket and slacks. All were stained with blood. Nothing else was found in a search of the area Wednesday night. Preliminary examination of the car by Davenport police revealed little, officers said. Said Carried "Mannequin" A desk clerk, John Knapp, told police he saw a man registered at the YMCA as Robert Anthony leave with a large bundle wrapped in a blanket. Although he did not know until later that Pamela was missing, he tried to stop the man, Knapp said. Knapp said he asked what the bundle contained and was told it was a "mannequin." The man—whom Knapp later identified from a picture as Anthony Erthell Williams, a 24- year-old Negro—fled in a light green 1959 car. Knapp and Donald Hanna, physical education director at the YMCA, attempted to stop him, "but by the time we got there he was inside his car," the desk clerk told police. Knapp said the man shouted through the closed car window that he would be back "in a minute." Lived At Y Police said ^iliiams had been hired as a billing clerk by the YMCA on Dec. 16, and had lived there since October. Police in Kansas City said Williams, who had used several aliases, had been committed to the Missouri State Hospital in 1965 after two separate charges of molestation and one charge | of rape of a 7-year-old girl dur- i ing the month of April. He walked away from the hospital in July, 1968, hospital records show. Williams had served as part- time minister and organist at the.Maple Street Baptist Church in Des Moines and had served as a lay preacher In a Davenport church, police said. Pamela's father Is a supervisor at the Ford Motor Co. farm implement plant in Des Moines. Heading For Landing Plane Hits Mountain; 20Killed By BILL MORRIS8EY Associated Press Writer BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) — A young woman coming home to spend the holidays with her parents. A salesman returning from a business trip for a reunion with his children. Two members of a family of four going to meet relatives on the other side of Pennsylvania. These are some of the 20 people killed when Allegheny Airlines Flight No. 736 struck a mountain on Christmas Eve. Twenty-seven others were injured. Christine Fai'low, 20, an only child, left her parent's house in Copeland, Pa,, nearly a year ago to take an office job with Allegheny Airlines in Detroit, Mich. She was coming home for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Farlow were waiting for her at the Harrisburg Airport. She never met them. Christine was killed when the twin-engine prop-jet crashed while approaching Bradford Regional Airport, a stop away from the reunion. It slammed into an icy marsh midway up the mountain and overturned. Volunteers in ambulances, trucks, jeeps and snowmobiles rushed 1 to the downed craft. One of the survivors, Ron Van Pelt, 26, of Camp Hill, Pa., started a bonfire to keep himself and the others warm in the 10 degree temperature and its light helped guide the rescuers. Waiting in Camp Hill, Pa., for Joseph King, were his wife and four of his five children. The fifth, 17-year-old Christine King, was riding in the plane with him. The three older King children, a relative said, arrived earlier from Michigan and' Detroit for a Christmas gathering. King, a 52-year-old sales manager for a carpet company was killed in the crash. His daughter was injured and taken to Bradford Hospital. Lewis C. Angel Jr., 44, and his son, Lewis C. Angel III, 21, were in the same room Wednesday at Bradford Hospital. The bodies of Angel's wife and daughter were resting in the same funeral home 80 miles away in Kane, Pa. An investigating, team of 35 men started its probe of the crash of the Convair 580. The flight originated in Detroit and'] was scheduled to end in Washington. ' "At this point in the investigation, all we're doing is collecting facts," said Russell J. Abbott, air safety director for the National Transportation Safety Board. The lucky 27 who survived the crash have started checking out of hospitals. "This was the biggest Christmas present I ever had," said Terrie Gross, 20, ignoring her frostbitten feet, cut legs and badly bruised forehead. "I'm alive." Fire Emergency Vehicle In Wreck On Public Square A Mt. Vernon rural fire department vehicle, responding to an emergency alarm, was involved in a wreck at 0:30 this morning on the public Square. The emergency vehicle and two cars were damaged in the accident at Tenth and Main. All three vehicels were damaged over $100. The collision involved the. fire department vehicle, driven by Larry Fally of Route 1, Bluford, and a car driven by Dale G. Greene, 2805 Cherry. A parked car, owned by Richard Smart of Route 2, was also damaged. Greene was charged with failure to yield right-of-way to an emergency vehicle. Rural firemen were responding to a call to George street to administer oxygen to a patient. City firemen made the emergency run after the accident occurred. Monday, Tuesday Bloodmobile In Mt. V. For Two Days Next* Week Mt. Vernon area people will get an opportunity to start the new year right by helping to save lives. They can become blood donors when the Red Cross Bloodmobile comes to town next Monday and Tuesday, December 30 and 31. The unit will be at the Central Church of Christ both days. Donor hours are from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday and from 9:00 a.m. to noon Tuesday, New Year's Eve. Walk-in donors will be welcomed. WARFARE RESUMED IN VIETNAM (Continued From Page One) MT. VERNON ITES BROUGHT JOY TO NEEDY (Continued From Page One) 9 and William Shelton, 10, of 34 Crownview. The total purchased two baskets of food. They brought the money to the Chamber of Commerce and were thanked with all of them responding, "We had a lot of fun and met a lot of nice people," Richard Dorris turned to the Shelton boys and added, "Say that was a good idea your Mom had. We must thank her." At the end of a long pre- Christmas day, with the Chamber of Commerce remaining open until 7 p.m., there were but six applications remaining, all in rural areas, lacking a definite address. One sender among the six included a house number, but no street name. Several accepting . names of applicants did not find anyone home and returned for other names. Whenever a donor said he or she would buy a basket, but could not deliver it, Bolerjack Market, thorugh Eugene Bolerjack, took up the slack and spent many daylight and night hours delivering the food bas­ nets. Thus it was a merry Christmas for 30 families — thanks to you. before, while 2,118 enemy dead were reported, "an average figure. U.S. headquarters said that during the 24-hour ollied Christmas cease-fire, 133 incidents of enemy activity were reported and 47 were considered significant because casualties occurred. ; Cmse-Fire Violated • Spokesmen said two Americans, 34 enemy soldiers end 15 South Vietnamese were killed during the 24-hour cease-fire. The wounded included 3t; Americans and 35 South Vietnamese. One of the two Americans killed was a crewman aboard a light, reconnaissance plane that was hit by ground fire Christmas morning. Meanwhile, the U.S. Command awaited another Communist radio broadcast proposing further meetings to negotiate the release of three American prisoners whose return was offered last week. "Everyone hopes for another meeting but we have no indication of when or where it will be," a U.S. spokesmen said. "We hope to get our men back. The only way we'll get word is over a radio broadcast." An unprecedented 2%-hour meeting Christmas afternoon between five U.S. and five North Vietnamese representatives collapsed, apparently in a wrangle over procedures. The Communists claim the National Liberation Front is the sole authentic representative of the South Vietnamese people, while the Saigon regime refuses to do anything that might be construed as giving the NLF a status equal to Saigon's in Par- Is. BILL SAYS: • ATTENTWIV! Members Of Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 755 Loyal Order of Moose DANCE TO THE MUSIC Of ZACH SMITH TUB., DfC. 31 Brought back by popular domand. 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