Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 27, 1968 · Page 1
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T TEMPERATURE Thursday high 47, low 23. Rainfall Thursday .04. 7:00 a.m. today 50. Downtown at noon today .">8. VOLUME XLIX—NO. 75 MEMBER AUDI" 1 " BUREA'' OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE ~ MOUNT VERNON. ILLINOIS, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 27. lOtiS A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER 4 Showers chanjgtng to light snow flurries and colder tonight, chance brief freezing rain. Lows tonight mid 20s to low 80s. Saturday chance of light snow flurries and colder. Highs in 30s. 40c per Week — Single Copy 7c ALUs WEL Soft Landing—No Deaths -()- -()- -o- Ozark DC9 Jet Crashes In Deep Iowa Snow They're Back On Earth SIOUX City, Iowa (AP) 8 An Ozark Air Lines DC 9 jet with 62 passengers crashed into heavy snow in a grove of trees on take-off from the Sioux City Airport Friday morning, but no one was killed or seriously injured. "The snow is what saved us," said a passenger, Airman Larry Cornwell, 22, Pender, Neb. "It was a soft landing. There was no real hard jar. Just a nice, floating stop." The airplane, on flight No. 982 [rem Sioux City to Chicago, South Viets Active Americans Now Doing Less Fighting SAIGON (AP) The U.S. Command said today that American troops are doing less fighting than they have at any time in the past three months. But the South Vietnamese government said its forces killed 146 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese in four clashes Thursday, captured 49 new Viet Cong draftees and uncovered a sizable store of munitions. The South Vietnamese said their losses were nine killed and 33 wounded in the four clashes. Three were in the Mekong Delta and the fourth was near T3a Nang. The heaveist of the fights raged for several hours about 20 miles southwest of . Da Nang. There South Vietnamese Rangers reported 74 North Vietnamese and seven rangers killed and 30 rangers wounded. A government spokesman said the Viet Cong conscripts were captured 23 miles north of Saigon and apparently put up little resistance. "There was some exchange of fire, but I think because they were draftees, they just surrendered," he said. Three South Vietnamese soldiers were wounded. The spokesman said the government soldiers tookt he enemy by surprise while searching the area just after daybreak Thursday, while the 72-hour cease-fire proclaimed by the Viet Cong for Christmas was -u- -o- -o- ' landed on its belly after its right wing dipped as it took off, witnesses said. The plane's right wing was sheared off. Ambulances rushed at least 32 persons, many of them returning home from Christmas holiday visits, to hospitals, where spokesmen said most of the injuries consisted of bruises and cuts. One engine continued to whine alter the jet came to rest in aoout 14 inches of snow. The plane cut a wide path through the trees before coming -o- -o- -o- to rest upright. There was no I I fire. ' The plane, with a crew of lour, crashed at 7:05 a.m. al the , north end of the runway. i 1 Asst. Fire Chief Allen Molsko, ! ' one of the first persons on the j sr-ene. said people, many of ! them in shirtsleeves. were ; streaming out of the plane in V .mperatures in the low 20s. Hemic Stewardess "One stewardess was cul up pretty bad," said fireman Jerry Strand, "but she wouldn't get •r.to the ambulance until every one was out of the aircraft." RANK BORMAN JAMES A. LOVELL JR. CHILD'S BODY FOUND—Anthony E. Williams, 24, right, who led searchers to the body of Pamela Powers, 10, left, has been charged with the murder of the abducted child at Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Wire-photos) Snow Shovelers: Watch Out For Heart Attacks (Continued On Page 2 Col. 5) Goodwill Truck Here January 9 The Goodwill Industries truck will be in Mt. Vernon on January y. Goodwill needs discarded clothing and shoes to make it possible to continue a program of employment, training and rehabilitation for handicapped and disabled persons. Mt. Vernon residents are asked to place their contribution on the front porch in plain sight by 8:00 a.m. and mark it "Goodwill." CHICAGO (AP)—Snow shovel­ ers are prime candidates for heart attacks, the American Medical Association warned today. But, it said, if you are sure you are physically fit, go ahead v/ith the snow-shoveling task. If there is any doubt, get the job done some other way—hire someone or use a power- equipped snow remover. The AMA recommends that even if you are physically fit, 't is safer to use a small shov el, filling it only partly. Also, it is better to push the snow rather than lift it. By lightening the load, it is not necessary to tense the dia- phram and abdominal muscles causing a significant increase in pressure within the chest cavity or increase in circulatory demand within the heart walls. Snow shoveling can aggravate an existing heart condition. The AMA recommends a shovelei; wear a weather mask or cover the face with' several layers of a knit scarf to warm the inhaled air. Rapist Gives Up Killer Of Girl Shows No Emotion George Heidenreich In Race For Mt. V. Mayor George Heidenreich of No. 4 Lyon Court, a well known retired Mt. Vernon businessman, announced today that he will be a candidate for mayor. He plans to file his petitions in the city clerk's office this afternoon. Heidenreich retired in 1965 as manager of the Sears Roebuck store here, after 34 years with the company. Before and since his retirement he has been active in community affairs. He is serving at present on the county board, as an assistant supervisor of Mt. Vernon township. For the past six years Heidenreich has been president of united Cerebral Palsy of South Central Illinois. He was manager of the Sears store here for 24 years before his retirement. In the past he has- served , as president of theMt, Vernon and as president of tl 4 high school and college board City, 'Retailers* DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A fugitive from a Missouri mental hospital has been charged with murder after leading police to the frozen body of 10-year-old Pamela Powers, missing since Christmas Eve. A self-styled minister who identified himself as Anthony Erthell Williams, 24, a Negro, wordlessly directed detectives to Pamela's half-clothed body, wedged between a culvert and the side of a snow-covered 15- leot embankment, Thursday. Police waited results of an autopsy to determine how the blonde, blue-eyed fourth-grader died and how long she had been in the spot near Mitchellville, 10 miles east of Des Moines on Inlet-stale 80. I Des Moines Police Chief Wen' dell Nichols said Williams agreed to disclose the place to detective Capt. Cleatus Learning and Lt. Wallace Nelson during the automobile trip from Pavenport, Iowa, where Williams had turned himself in Thursday morning. After his arraignment on an open charge of murder under heavy guard at. the Des Moines police station Thursday, Williams spoke only to his lawyer, Henry T. McKnight of Des Seized On Open Sea Pueblo Men Suffer From Malnutrition SAN DIEGO. Calif. (AP) The Navy is conducting intensive questioning of the freed crewmen of the USS Pueblo after examining doctors reported finding no serious defects, other than malnutrition. A team of more than 100 intelligence specialists began talking with crewmen Thursday afternoon in what will become one of the most exhaustive investigations of a loss of a ship in Navy history, officials said. The investigators want to know precisely how much sensitive electronic equipment may have been left intact when the North Koreans took control of the intelligence vessel. The circumstances of the Jan. 23 capture and treatment of the j Americans also concern the i questioners in great, degree. The word on the health of the 82 crewmen, returned to the United States last Tuesday after 11 months captivity in North Korea, came in a news conference Thursday from Rear Adm. Horace D. Warden, commanding officer of the U.S. Naval Hospital here. '.'All of them show effects of malnutrition . . . instability in balance . . . and no doubt there \ are other deficiencies which we have not yet had time to study in depth," Warden said. Until now, he said, there have been no serious defects noted. j Men Mis-treated I He said all crewmen exam- i ined had been physically mis- 1 treated. There were no signs of tuberculosis, he said. Warden said the men also are undergoing psychological test- \ ing since "all persons who have i undergone an ordeal such as, these men are subject to psy- c h o 1 o g i c a 1 pressures and changes. We must evaluate it." One of the men to undergo some of the most intensive debriefing will be the ship's executive officer. Lt. Edward R. Murphy Jr., who was navigator on SPLASHDOWN—This artist's conception simulates the situation at 10:50 a.m. EST today when Apollo 8 splashed down in the dark only 5,000 yards from the main recovery carrier, the Yorktown, in the Pacific Ocean, 1,000 miles south of Hawaii, a,s the climax to its moon orbital flight. (AP Wirepiioto Sketch) President Tells Wives Fliers Safe For Legislature Eatherly Asks Recount In Ail Seven Counties James Eatiieriy of Galaiia, defeated c a n d i d a t e for si a to legislature iti this district, yesterday petitioned for a recount, of all the ballots in the seven counties of 58th district. His notice of election contest j dovvn safely, and petition for recount was sent j to tlio county clerks of all seven j SPACE CENTER, Houston (API - For the families of the Apollo 8 astronauts the 147-hour ordeal of the space ship's fantastic round —trip to the moon ended as it began: on a religious note. And the wives of Air Force Col. Frank Borman, Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr.. and Air Force Mja. William A. Anders got a telephone call from President Johnson minutes after word that the space craft and its intrepid crew had splashed GEORGE HEIDENREICH King Continued On Page 2 Col. 6> Tomorrow Last Day To File In Mt. V. Election Tomorrow at 4:00 p.m. is-.the deadline for candidates to file in the Mt. Vernon city election. Saturday is the last day of a tend-day filing period at the city clerk's office. City Clerk Paul Hayes has announced that his pffice, which normally closes at noon on Saturdays, will remain open until 4:00 p.m. for the con* tvenience of prospective candidates. The Mt. Vernon city primary eleelicri will be held next Febru- ;ary and the final election in April., ' To be elected are a mayor, city clerk, city treasurer and two councilrii'en. counties - Jefferson, Hamilton, the bridge when the Pueblo was| WaynCi whi((1) Marion. Salim captured. ; and F ,. a nklin. Murphy, looking more rested! Tnc , noiiw Wrls than at his first stateside news conference Tuesday, told newsmen he deliberately misled his North Korean captors when they forced him to draw charts that gave the Pueblo's position inside North Korean waters at the time of the capture. "I wanted to make sure there were enough inaccuracies in what I was saying to be identified," Murphy said. He said the North Korean officer "who had to prove the whole farce" had no navigational e.\- The President told the wives, in a conference call, that the prayers of the whole country had contributed to the success of the flight. He said he expect- ilso sent to I ecJ t0 scc 1ne astronauts and Secretary of State Pauf Powell j lheir wivcs soon and the three winning candi- j "Thank you, Mr. President," dates in 'his district - Richard 1 said Mrs. Borman. "I think it is Hart of Benton. Harold Stedelin , a well-deserved victory. Thank of Centralia and Ben ilades of! >' ou tor y"" 1- thoughtfulrtess. Fairfield. Thank you very much." Three men were elected i .i Die 1 Mrs. Lovell began her day four-man race on November .i. I with a private communion at St. Hart and Stedelin, Democrats, John's Episcopal Church, won by comfortable majotities-j And a mass was recited in the living room of the Anders home Back From The Moon Apollo 8 Makes Pinpoint Landing Near Waiting Ship tty THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ABOARD USS YORKTOWN (AP) — Climaxing a magnificent space odyssey, the Apollo 8 moon explorers came home from the heavens today, steering their spaceship to a pinpoint landing less than three mile* from the main recovery sliip in a darkened Pacific Ocean. Air Force Col. —Frank Borma Navy Capt. James A..Lovell Jr. and Air Force Maj. William A. Anders reported they were in excellent condition after the momentous journey. They landed just before daw and waited patiently in their bobbing spaceship for 45 minutes until the first rays of light began to illuminate the Pacific so that swimmers could safely drop into the sea to secure the Apollo 8 craft. America's newest heroes ended man's greatest space adventure and one of history's most momentous e xplorations when they survived man's hottest and fastest dive through the atmosphere and parachuted into a gently rolling sea about 5,000 yards from the Yorktown. The astronauts climbed into a life raft and were hoisted aboard a helicopter 80 minutes after landing. They were ferried quickly to the carrier, which had steamed toward the scene from the moment Of touchdown. With a beautifuj•> dawr^break' -o- -o- -o- know you had to stay out here over Christmas. It seems that Jim Lovell and I always seem to fly in December." "But on Gemini 7," he added, "we got home before Christmas. "We are very proud to be part of this great achievement. We're proud of it and we appreciate the part you played in getting us back." Borman. Lovell and Anders all looked in great shape as they left the microphone and walked to an elevator, which took them down to a sick bay for a medical examination. With the astronauts safely on the carrier, officials in the Mission Control Center in Houston Appollo 8 Achievements SPACE CENTER., Houston (AP) — Apollo 8 'brought to earth today an achievement record including these firsts: —It demonstrated the Saturn 5 rocket can launch men safely to the moon. —It reassured space officials of the safety of the spaceship, redesigned after three astronauts died in a spacecraft fire in 1967. It proved the pinpoint accu- ing over the 'Pacific, Borman, Lovell and Anders were deposit ed on the carrier deck at 12:20 p.m. EST. Hundreds of sailors cheered and snapped pictures as the bearded adventurers stepped on deck and strolled a bit uneasily across a red carpet rolled out fo trhe occasion. The astronauts were dressed in white flight suits, into which they had changed while waiting for recovery. They smiled and waved to acknowledge the cheers of the sailors. Borman stepped to a microphone and thanked the crew for the great recovery operation. "We're very happy to be here with you," Borman said. "We appreciate your efforts. We racy of.^ guidance andinayigation Wyotems" 'sirid'-of good quality two-way voice communication at lunar distances. It showed spacemen can navigate to specific moon landing sites using lunar.landmark. It sent good television pictures from lunar orbit and from points in space between moon and earth.. unfurled a large American flag and the "STAR Splangled Banner" was played over a commu- ications circuit. Helicopters spotted the six-ton spaceship -dangling under its three red and white parachutes as it dropped for the sea. They were overhead moments after the 10:50 a.m. EST splashdown. While waiting for pickup, the astronauts chatted by radio with the commander of the helicopter hovering overhead. Cmdr. Donald S. Jones of Madison, Wis., asked the astronauts what the moon was made of. "It's not made of green chtese at all," Borman replied. 'It's made out of American cheese." Asked what they wanted for breakfast, the astronauts replied "steak and eggs, the same that we had before we left the Cape last week." They are the first U.S. astronauts to land in darkness. It was 4:50 a.m. local time, about an hour before dawn and 45 minutes before first light. Unless there were an emergency, frogmen did not plan to (Continued On Page 2 Col. 4» Newspaper, Magazine Postal Rates Go Up (Continued On Page 2 Col. 2) Midnight B 'aze Fire Destroys Home On North 13th Street The Lillie Dobbs home, at 1300 north Tenth street, was ; destroyed by fire shortly after j midnight last night. I No one was injured. Rural firemen, who received the alarm at 12:20 a.m., said that flames were shooting through the roof upon their ai'- rival. They said the five-room house and its contents were a total loss. Cattse of the blaze had not beent determined today. and Blades, a Republican, won by 852 voles over Eatherly, also a Republican. In his petition Kathcrly claie.s that the results of the election •ire incorrect and that misiara.-. were made by the election judges. He asks the stale legislature lo order I he coumy clerks to delh ei the ballots and o t h c r election documents to control oi the legislature and that ail ballots be counted by the legislature. CHINA TESTS BOMB WASHINGTON Cap) Com-i munisl China detonated early today a nuclear device with a yield of ubout three megatons or three million tons of TNT, th Atomic Energy Commission announced. The AEC said the atomspher- ic test, the eighth detected by the United States, occurred in the Lop Nor area about 2:30 a.m. EST. just as it was on launch last Saturday. Mrs. Frank Borman had the comfort of ihe Rev. James C. Buckner from St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in League City, Tex., just as on Saturday. There was champagne in the ice box at all three homes, and friends especially wives of other astronauts -arrived early with cakes. There was one family member, however, who got out of bed only briefly for the festivities. Four-year-old Eric Anders became ill during the night and had 102-degree temperature. Mary O'Neill, a nurse who is a family friend, said it was nothing serious-just a head cold. Motorist Killed D WIGHT. 111. (AP)-Willia'm Guttschow, 23, of Springfield was killed and five persons, including his wife, were injured Thursday in a three-car collision on U.S. 66 nortlflof Dwight. Postal rates for newspapers and magazines and other material mailed at the second-class rate will be increased January 1, Postmaster Wm. M. Lee reminded second-class mailers today. The increase results "from the postage rate law enacted in December 1967, which raised most second-lass rates in three annual steps, Postmaster Lee said. The January 1, 1969, hike is the second phase of the increase. The first phase took effect January 7, 1968, and the tliird step will go into effect January 1, 1970. The second-class rate increase affects general interest, nonprofit and classroom publications. Rates also will go up January 1 for controlled circulation publications. These are primarily trade, technical and industrial journals which generally do not charge a subscription fee and are not eligible for second-class rates. The 1967 postal rate law called for a three-step raise for controlled circulation publications, to be effective the same dates as the second-class increases. Except for home-county mail­ ings, postal rates for newspapers and magazines mailed second- class are based on the weight of the publication, the amount of advertising it contains, and the distance it is mailed. Effective January 1 rates for editorial or non-advertising matter in commercial publications will be increased from 3 to 3.2 cents per pound. Rates for advertising content depend on the distance the publication is mailed. These zone rates now range from 4.6 to 15 cents per pound of advertising content. The new advertising zone rate range will be 4.9 to 16 cents. There are special lower second-class rates for classroom publications and publications of nonprofit organizations. These rates also will be increased January 1. Postmaster Lee said that second-class or controlled circulation mailers who need more detailed information on the new rates should contact the Post f fice where their publications 9 mailed. ±

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