Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 27, 1968 · Page 2
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2—A TttE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 196S, DEPS George Rector, 60, Dies Today In Mr. Vernon George Rector, GO. Bluford, died at 6:30 a.m. today in the Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Garrison Temple. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Rector was born June 9, 1908. the son of Arley and Agnes Shelby Rector. He was married to Lula Keen who preceded him in death. Mr. Rector is survived by one son. Harold of Johnsonville; two daughters, Mrs. Agnes Gilbert and Mrs. Wilma Jean Wilson, both of Mt. Vernon; two brothers. Kelley and Burton, bom of Mt. Vernon; and three sisters, Mrs. Inez Halfacre of Bluford, Mrs. Venita Pickett of Villa Grove and Mrs. Edna Hickey of Greenville. Friends may call at the Richardson Chapel at Wayne City after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. G. E. Garrison, Retired Farmer, Dies Thursday G. E. (Everett) Garrison, 84, Opdyke. died at 9:20 p.m. Thursday in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Gar- vcon, a retired farmer, will be rison, a retired farmer, will be the Garrison Temple Methodist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Garrison was born is 1884 in Wayne County. He was the son of George and Sarah Wells Garrison. He was married to the former Edith Bright who preceded him in death. He is survived by three sons, Kenneth and Max of Opdyke and J. B. (Jay) of Walnut Hill; one daughter/Mrs. Paul Luthmers of Indianapolis, Ind.; 22 giandchildres and 19 great greandchildren. Besides his wife, Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by oi.e daughter, one grandson and 12 brothers and sisters. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix after 5 p.m. Saturday. Persian Doctor Makes Chicago Heart Transplant Doran Kernodle Funeral Rites Are Incomplete Funeral arrangements are incomplete today for Doran Lavern Kernodle, 61, well known former Mt. Vernon pharmicist who died yesterday. The body has been taken to the Pulley Funeral Home. Mr. Kernodle was born December 8, 1907 in Mt Vernon, the sen of George M. and Lora Bell {Harlow) Kernodle. He was married to Berniece Crago, who survives. Mr. Kernodle was a graduate of the Capital College of pharmacy at Denver, Colo., and for several years was a pharmacist in Mt. Vernon and in Colorado. He served as e staff sergeant in the U. S. Army during World War n and was a member of the -Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Community Church, the Moose Lodge and the United Commercial Travelers. He is survived by his mother and wife. Erastus Mitchell Rites Tomorrow Funeral services for Drury Erastus Mitchell will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Kenneth Holland officiating. Burial will be in Old Shiloh cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers- Chapel, where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mr. Mitchell, 78, of West Frankfort, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Truck Driver Dies In Fiery Wreck OLNEY, HI. (AP) — An East St. Louis, 111., truck driver died Thursday night of injuries suffered earlier in the day when thp oil tank truck he was driving skidded on ice on U.S. 50, turned over and caught fire. He was Lee R. McGrew, 41, a driver for Texaco. He died in an Olney hospital. CHICAGO (AP) — A boiler maker who was too ill to work received a new heart today, and soon was able to smile at his wife. The transplant — the 103rd m the series of such surgery and the first successful one in Chicago—was—performed by a surgical-medical team at Presbyterian-St Luke's Hospital in the West Side Medici Center. The recipient is Ervin Cramer, 50, whose heart had weakened to the point where he was unable to function normally. The donor was Reymond Montez, 24, who had suffered a severe head injury. He died early today. The four-hour operation ended at 5:45 a.m. CST. Dr. Hassan Najafi, 38, a native of Iran, performed the surgery. "He is in satisfactory condition and responsive," Dr. Naja­ fi told a news conference. "He had a visit with his wife (Kay). He couldn't talks because of a tube in his mouth but was able to smile at her. I am pleased with his condition." Dr. Najafi also reported "the patient was awake as we closed the skin." Later, he asked for water. The surgeon told newsmen that 90 per cent of the donor's heart was removed and connected with the back part of the recipient's heart. He said a few modifications were introduced in the surgery. He described them as technical and expressed the opinion they had perhaps made the operation "more expeditious." Dr. Richard A. Carleton, a member of the surgical team, told newsmen that Cramer's condition had reached the point where "no effective medical therapy was available." He had been in and out of hospitals and no longer could follow his trade. Dr. Najafi, a native of Tehran, received his M.D. degree from Tehran University's School of Medicine in 1954 and interned in Pahlavi University Hospital in Tehran. He became a United States citizen in 1964. Chicago's first heart transplant ended in the death of an 8-day- old boy early Thursday at Billings Hospital of the University of Chicago. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Prices paid until 12:30 p.m. today were down 25c. The top was 19.25 and 19.50 for 200 and 220 lb. meat type hogs, The top was 19.00 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.00 and 15.00. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morning. Wheat 1.22. Soybeans 2.46. Corn 1.08. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Butter unsettled; 93 score AA 67%; 92 A 67%; 90 B 67; 89 C 60%; cars 90 B 67%; 89 € 62. Eggs steady; 80 per cent or better rade A whites 49; medi urns 45%; standards 41; checks 28^. St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs and poultry: Eggs, consumer grades: A large 45 48, A medium 4246, A small 28 - 31, B large 38-42; wholesale grades, standard 4143, medium 37-39, unclassified 22-23, pullet 25. Hens, heavy 15; light over 5% lbs 9; under 5% lbs 6; broilers and fryers 25.75 26.25. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP)—Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.43% n; No 2 soft red 1.36% n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.17% n. Oats No 2 extra heavy white 73%-74% n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2,61% n. Soybean oil 8.55 n. Livestock PUEBLO MEN SUFFER FROM MALNUTRITION (Continued From Page One) Sentence 17 Red Guerrillas SEOUL (AP) — Three South ' Koreans convicted of setting up a Communist guerrilla base on a small offshore island were sentenced to death today In Seoul District Criminal Court Fourteen other persons in the ring received sentences ranging trojji one year to life in prison. ipie prosecution said the lead ow had been instructed to re perience and allowed obvious errors to pass. — The 31-year-old lieutenant from San Diego said fee errors included positions that would have required a speed of 2,500 knots to maintain, and another position 32 miles inland. He said he planned the inaccuracies to show to the world that the evidence was doctored by the North Koreans. On Open Sea "There is absolutely no question in my mind and the minds of the crew or of the captain that during no time did we intrude into the territorial waters of North Korea. At absolutely no time," Murphy said. "We never got anywhere near their territorial waters." Murphy was not allowed to talk in detail about the actual capture of the ship. Navy officials said that only the ship's skipper, Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, could give those details. Bucher, who is ill, was not present. — At the same news conference, a Navy spokesman presented an exhaustive study which he said convinced the Navy that the Pueblo was no closer than 16 nautical miles from the nearest North Korean land when it was taken. Capt. Vincent Thomas, public affairs officer of the Pacific Fleet, said, "there is no doubt that the North Korean allegation that she was seized in North Korean-claimed territorial waters is a complete fabrication." He said messages from the Korean sub chaser that first challenged the U.S. ship "show that the Pueblo was captured in international waters over 16 nautical miles from the nearest j land, four miles outside their claimed territorial limit" Thomas also read a statement from the chief of naval operations, Adm*Thomas H. Moorer, which said the Navy had noted the inconsistencies in the North Korean claims that the Pueblo had violated the waters of the Communist nation. Moorer said an analysis of the North Korean charts and maps "confirmed our official conclusion that the commanding officer had followed his orders," which were to remain outside the 12-mile limit. "So long as the crew was held captive," Moorer added, "We oould not make this analysis public without risking grave harm to the men and jeopardizing negotiations for their release." Illinois Plane Victims Found ROCK SPRINGS, Who. (AP) —The bodies of John Yonely, 48, a nationally-known nightclub entertainer, and his wife, Sarah, 43, were found today in the wreckage of their, light airplane about 5% miles east of Rock Springs. Sweetwater County authorities said both apparently were killed instantly when the plane crashed Christmas Day while making an instrument approach to the Rock Springs Airport. The Yonelys were on a flight from their home in Joliet, 111., to Reno, Nev., to fulfill an engagement at a nightclub-casino. Yonely, a comedian and pantomime artist, radioed the Rock Springs Airport about 4 p.m. Wednesday that he was running low on gasoline and was four miles east of the airport at that time. He was flying a Cessna 310 at 12,000 feet elevation and requested landing instructions. The three Yonely children went to Rock Springs to aid in the search, but were not in the ground party that found the wreckage. — APOLLO 8 MAKES PINPOINT LANDING NEAR WAITING SHIP (Continued From Page One) NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. (AP) — Estimates for Monday: Hogs 9,000; cattle 4,500; calves 100; sheep 600. Hogs 6,500; slow 1-2 barrows' cr limits of the atmosphere at deploy from the helicopters until first light, leaving the astronauts to wait out the recovery in their floating craft. "Crew condition okay," came the happy report from York town. The astronauts had been away from earth exactly six days three hours on a dramatic miss*on that thrilled the world and gave man his first closeup look at the mysterious celestial neighbor that has intrigued humans since the beginning. Travel 637,000 Miles They traveled 69 hour's outward to the moon, circled it 10 limes in 20 hours at an altitude of 70 miles and then raced home along a 58-hour corridor. They logged about 537,000 perfect miles. To reach their landing target in the Pacific, Borman, Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Air Force Maj. William A. Anders survived man's hottest and fastest re-entry through the atmosphere. Apollo 8 slammed into the out and gilts 210-215 lbs 20.35-20.50; 1-3 200-240 lbs 19.50-20.25; 2-4 220-26 lbs 19.00-19.75; 1-3 sows 300-500 lbs 15.00-16.00. Cattle 300; calves 25; choice steers 1,052 lbs 29.00; cows, utility and commercial 16.5019.00; choice vealers 36.0040.00; choice slaughter calves 23.0025..00. Sheep 500; slaughter lambs, choice and prime near 105 lbs 2700; good and choice 90-100 lbs 25.50; shorn slaughter lambs choice 100-105 lbs 26.75. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market continued a mild leiovery early this afternoon in moderate trading. Gains outnumbered losses by something over 100 issues on the New York Stock Exchange. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up .7 to 260.7, with industrials up 1.1, r&ils up .2, and utilities up .4. Most steels were a little higher. Industry sources reported that orders for steels were leveling off at a healthy position. Motors presented a mixed pattern. Chrysler was down a point Ford gained a fraction, as did General Motors. American Motors eased. Chemicals were irregularly higher. Price increases have been in the news recently in the clipmical industry. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was up .81 at 955.06. The average backed away from a gain of 2.55 in the first half hour. Analysts saw the market as relying chiefly on technical strength developed after a string of declines accompanied by reports of higher interest rates and tighter money. The small gain, however, did continue Thursday's modest, making it look more prob-'l able that the tradition of a yearend rally, small as it might be, would be maintained. Volume in the morning was omy 4.85 million shares, slightly better than on Thursday's slow session. It reflected no enthusiasm. NEW YORK (AP) - Dow Jones noon stock aveaages: 30 Industrials 955.06 up 0.81 20 Rails 272.79 up 0.20 15 Utilities 138.10 up 0.06 65 Stocks 343.95 up .026 OHIO DRIVER KILLED FORREST, 111. (AP) - A head- on collision of a truck and a car near Forest Thursday killed an Ohio resident and an Urbana man and injured seriously the third occupant of the car. The driver of the car, Mu-shun Young of Columbus, Ohio, died Serving baked ham? Heat f drained canned pears with a w - ttle of the ham glare as a of injuries irfjthe Fairbury hos- leasant fruit accompaniment, pital. p armed uprising. 24,630 miles an hour, was punished by forces nearly seven times the pull of gravity and was blistered by heat of more than 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The astronauts had been on a perfect course since they fired thr-mselves out of moon orbit early Wednesday and started their 58-hour, 233,000-mile homeward journey. So accurate was the path that three planned mid- ccurse corrections were cancelled. 5,000-Degree Temperature Like a speeding bullet, Apollo's velocity gradually increased until it reached a breath-taking 24,630 m.p.h. as it slammed into the outer boundary of the earth's atmosphere 400,000 feet above the Pacific ocean. That's 7,000 miles faster than any previous man in-space re-entry. Friction immediately built up and the craft's heat shield was blistered by temperatures of more than 5,000 degrees Fahren- ncit. But the temperature in the cabin remained a comfortable 70 degrees. Before hitting the atmosphere, the astronauts jettisoned a service module attached to the cabin. The shedding of this equipment bay reduced Apollo 8's weight from 31,600 to about 12,000 pounds. Skip Off Atmosphere To reduce the effect of gravity buildup, Apollo 8 skipped- like a stone off the atmosphere at 180,000 feet, bouncing back out to 210,000 feet before making the final plunge. During ihe hottest, fastest part of descent, radio communications were cut off from the spacecraft about three minutes. The first word that Apollo 8 had survived the blazing dash came from Lovell, who radioed: "We re in real good shape." The crew reported they had powered through a "real fireball" during the critical re-entry. Ships quickly picked up the descending spaceship on radar. The atmosphere braked the speed of the fleeting craft, making it possible for small parachutes to pop out to stabilize it. Three Chutes Out At 10,000 feet the three main chutes blossomed and the astronauts floated gently downward into the Pacific, traveling at a comparative snail's pace of 22 m.p.h. First word that the astronauts were down came from a hell- copter that reported seeing flashing lights, and added the dramatic words: "We have voice contact." Within minutes alter the landing, a helicopter was over the spaceship, illuminate the area with a giant floodlight, Firm peeled pears may be use instead of apples for the avorite pudding colled a "betty." Expect Flu To Hit Peak In January ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Hong King Flu has caused widespread or regional illnesses in 33 states and deaths attributed to pneumonia influenza more tnan doubled during the third week of December, the National Communicable Disease Center lenorts. Officials are standing by their earlier predictions that the epidemic will not hit its peak until early or mid-January. During the week ending Dec. 21, The center's figures show approximately 500 more deaths irom penumonia-influenza in 122 selected cities throughout the nation than might normally be expected. However, Dr. David J. Sencer, the center's director, cautioned that the figures from the 122 cities are "purely a sampling." He said that they should not be interpreted too strictly. Sencer said the NCDC is taking the unusual step of using an i editorial on the front page of its weekly report to caution about relying upon interpretations of the figures. The weekly report is due for release late today tout the figures it contains were confirmed Thursday night by several CDC officials, including Sencer. The director said the rising number of deaths is part of a trend which began about two weeks ago and they were up "sharply" during the week ending Dec. 21. formally—in years with no flu epidmeie—about 500 persons would be expected to die of pneumonia-influenza during the third week of December, a spokesman for the center reported. The actual total from the 122 cities will be about 1,000 ad, he said. It's Hong Kong The spokesman said the new strain" of flu has become so widespread that "if you're getting the flu, it's the Hong Kong flu." He explained that in a national epidemic, the strongest Single strain soon becomes the only variety showing up in te-ts. In the first two weeks of December, the center's figures show 1,375 deaths in the 122 cit ios from pneumonia-influenza. Tiiat compares with the 966 deaths anticipated from such causes. A spokesman said this means 403 deaths could be attributed to ibe flu during the first two weeks of this month—the first time this fall any significant number of deaths above the anticipated level have been recorded. Living Costs Rise Sharply In November Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Benjamin Hutchcraft, Dahlgren. Sarah Rich, 1025 Forest. Teresa Nelson, Broughton. Voyle Gorham, 208 North 10th. No Discharges: Good Samaritan Admitted: Paula Lynn Dank, 1733 Briarwood. Charles Cary, 1418 Wescitt. Joyce Alene Gray, 1418 Wescott. Kevin Robert Gray, 1418 Wescott. Alice Darmsteadter, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Margaret Ellen McClure, 1826 Pace. Elmer Rainey, West Frankfort. Emil Brookman, 800 North 8th. Jean Teal, Belle Rive. Gladys Robinson, 913 South 23rd. Jana Wellmaker, 1014 Oakland. James Murphy, 1101 George. Brian Gordon, 1425 North 9th. Laura Sallee, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Louie Thereon, 204 South 2nd. Sandra McGehee, Fairfield. Teresa Allen, 520 South 19th.. Violet Willmore, 1400 South 9th. Karen Anselment, Ina. Discharged: Todd McCauley, Route 6, Mt. Vernon. Mayme Williamson, Hickory Grove View. Sheryl Manley, 816 North 6th. Jeff Atchison, Ina. Emily Pearl Horton, Belle Rive. Doris Anderson, Rockford. James Tweedy, 1417 South 10th. KILLER OF GIRL SHOWS NO EMOTION (Continued From Page One) Rev. Harper At McLeansboro Rev. Thos. Harper will be the guest speaker at the United Methodist church in McLeansboro Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Harper also will preach at Concorn church in Hamilton county at 11 a.m. Rev. Harper will be speaking in the place of the pastor, the Rev. Roy Cole. AMERICANS NOW DOING LESS FIGHTING (Continued From Page One) still in effect. "They were still having their truce period and maybe because of that it was such a big haul," he said. The Viet Cong cease-fire extended until 1 a.m. today, but the U.S. and South Vietnamese commands ended their Christmas stand-down at 6 p.. Wednesday. The U.S. Command reported only light contact in scattered actions for U.S. forces. One high-ranking U.S. officer said it was too early to determine the significance of the lull. But he said the Christmas cease-fire undoubtedly was a factor. "We felt that for the most part there was a fairly good effort on the pert of the Viet Cong to stay by the truce," he said. American reconnaissance continued during the 24-hour allied cease-fire, and the officer said the enmy apparently did not make any great effort to maneuver troops and supplies during the period. The U.S. Command said 133 incidents of enemy aotivlty were reported during the allied truce period, and 47 were considered significant because casualties occurred. The allied commands said two Americans, 34 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese and 15 South Vietnamese were killed, while 36 Americans and 35 South Vietnamese wer wounded. Both U.S. and South Vietnamese forces went back on the offensive throughout the country at dawn Thursday. A total of 15 major American sweeping operations and 46 South Vietnamese sweeps were in progress, spokesmen said, but apparently the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were proving elusive Moines. Nichols said officers did not press Williams for details of the Christmas Eve abduction or slaying under terms of an agreement with McKnight on Williams' surrender. Officers who accompanied Williams and the two detectives to the girl's .body said Williams sh- wed no signs of emotion. "He was almost casual and not downcast," said- one. His return to Des Moines police headquarters—only four blocks from the YMCA building where Pamela disappeared Ti'esday-^was conducted under heavy security after police received anonymous telephone calls threatening Williams' life. Williams Surrenders McKnight said Williams called him three times before walking into Davenport police ! headquarters and announcing: "I'm Anthony Erthell Williams. I understand you're looking for me. Davenport Detective Lt. John Ackerman said Williams asked for a dollar to pay the balance of his $3.60 cab fare from Rock Island, HI., on the other side of the Mississippi River, where he had been since Wednesday night. The search for Williams cer* tered in Davenport after a car matching the description and license number of the one which sped away from the Des Moines YMCA Tuesday was found parked and abandoned. Police found a pair of orange stretch pants and white bobby sox stuffed with YMCA towels and a blanket into an Interstate 80 rest area waste receptacle near Grinnell, Iowa, Christmas Day. Pamela's father, Merlin Pow- oi s, 45, was called from his home in - Urbandale, a Des Moines suburb, to identify the c;cthing. Pamela and her parents had been watching her brother, Mark, 14, participate in a junior high school wrestling match when she left for the lobby to buy a candy bar. She did not return. Committed After Sex Charged Kansas City police records revealed that Williams had been committed to the mental institution in 1965 after being arrested on two charges of molestation 8nd one charge of raping a 7- year-old girl. Hospital records showed Williams walked away from the hospital in July, 1968. He had lived at the YMCA since October. In Des Moines, Williams served as assistant minister and organist at the Maple Street Baptist Church. WASHINGTON (AP) — Living costs rose another four- tenths of one per cent last month, continuing the sharpest price spiral since 1951, the government reported today. Although Grocery prices dropped five-tenths of one per cent in November, sharp increases for housing, clothing, transportation and medical care pushed the Labor Department's consumer price index up to 123.4. The index figure means it cost $12.34 in November for every $10 worth of typical family purchases in the 1957-59 base period. The price index rose 4.8 per cent during the first 11 months of 1968 and Asst. Commissioner Arnold Chae of the Bureau of Labor Statistics said the 196S rise will probably wind up at about that level. This would be the largest increase in consumer prices since ihe 5.9 increase in 1951 during the Korean war. $230,000 Lawsuit Filed Here After Fatal Collision A $230,000 lawsuit, result of an accident last spring in which a Rend Lake College student was killed, was filed in circuit ccurt here this morning. A collision of a truck and car on state route 15 April 26, eight miles east of Mt. Vernon, claimed the life of Robert N. Ashby, 18, of Mt. Vernon, and seriously injured a passenger in his car, Karen L. Lane, 17. of Wayne City. The truck driver and defendant in the suit, Delbert Warren Jr., 43, of Wayne Gty, sustained non- serious injuries. Bobby Ashby, father of young Ashby and administrator of his estate, seeks $75,000 actual and $20,000 exemplary damages, and Mr. and Mrs. Ashby as the parents, seek $20,000. Karen Lane seeks $75,000 actual and $20,000 exemplary damages for her injuries and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lane, seek $20,000 damages. The plaintiffs ask for a jury trail. 3 Collisions Here Thursday; No Injuries Three major damage accidents were reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday afternoon and las« night. A collision at 9:15 p.m., at 22nd and Broadway, involved cars driven by Larry M. Williams, 2812 College, and Harold D. Nave, 61, 516 south 15th street. Both cars were damaged over $100. Cars driven by Harry R. Lewis, 72, Route 3, and Gerald D. Cox, 26, Mt. Vernon, Ind., collided at 5:05 p.m. at Tenth and Jordan. Both cars were damaged over $100. An accident at 1:45 p.m. at Ninth and Harrison involved cars driven by Jacqueline Stevens, 27, Springfield", HI., and Charles H. Willoughby, 58, Centralia. Both cars were damaged over $100. 2 Break-Ins, One Theft In City, County Two break-ins and A theft were reported in Mt. Vernon and Jefferson county yesterday'. Mrs. Rene LeMire, Route 4, reported to police that someone kicked a window off its hinges to enter an unoccupied house at 1800 Oakland Avenue. Nothing appeared to be missing. Intruders broke a back door glass to enter the C. R. Bucklin home at 2515 Broadway. A check was being made to determine if anything is missing. Don Wilkie, Belle Rive, reported to the sheriff's office that two air wrenches had been stolen. Vance To Try Again For Talks PAPJS (AP) - Cyrus R. Vance's impending return to Paris raised expectations today of a new U.S. move to break the long deadlock delaying the Vietnam peace talks. Vance, due back tonight, has been the U.S. negotiator in the talks with the North Vietnamese on the shape of the conference table and other procedural issues blocking the start of the expanded conference. During Vance's consultations Christmas week with President Johnson, President-elect Nixon and other U.S. leaders, the U.S.-North Vietnamese talks lapsed into a holiday lull while the rival Vietnamese delegations stood firm in their entrenched public positions. Vance, a Johnson appointee, has agreed to stay on about a month after the Jan. 20 inauguration to ease the transition. Nixon has yet to name a successor to the present U.S. delegation head, W. Averell Harriman, who is quitting the negotiations next month. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegations emerged Thursday from the Christmas intermission with new moves in their campaign for recognition of the Viet Cong's National Liberation Front. A joint communique said the start of the peace talks was being blocked by the refusal of the U.S. and Saigon governments "to recognize the Front as an independent and equal party to the conference." The communique said to get the parley going, the U.S. and Saigon delegations "must immediately sit" at the round table demanded by North Vietnam and the Viet Cong. ACP Sign-Up Starts Jan. 2 In This County Parker Pierce, chairman of the Jefferson County ASC Committee, announced today that January 2nd is the first day for farmers to request 1969 Agricultural Conservation Program practices*. The basic sign-up period extends through January 31. However, requests will be accepted throughout the year as long aS funds are availble for the practice involved. In order to earn assistance an official request must be filed before the practice is started, an approval must be issued by the county committee, and the work must be completed within a specified time according to all requirements and specifications. Applicationss hould be made Nit the ASCS Office, 409 Harrison, Mt. Vernon. Joe Wesbrook Resigns Scout Position Here Joe Wesbrook, Boy Scout executive here, has resigned. He has entered a trainee program with an insurance firm in St.. Louis. Wesbrook resided in Mt. Vernon while serving as executive of the Black Gold District, of which Mt. Vernon is a part. Grant Divorce In Circuit Court A divorce, John K. Webb vs. Lena Webb, was granted during a session of circuit court here. ' CIRCUIT COURT Fines assessed in circuit court included: Merle M. Karnes, Urbana, HL, $13 on . speeding charge; Brenda Wilmsheyer, Orange Park, Fla., $10 on charge of driving in wrong lane. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Allen Haley of Waltonville are the parents of a son born at 2:05 o'clock Thursday afternoon, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He weighed eight pounds and 13 and one-half ounces. BOB SAYS: SPECIALS EMGE PIONEER BACON 19* Lb COOKIES Nabisco Pinwheels 2 pkgs - 89<* GLENN'S MARKET Nice Mercury Wagon $1095 One of the nicest '64 model wagons we've had yet. This one owner '64 Mercury. Station wagon is deluxe equip* ped with luggage rack, power steering, power brakes and automatic drive. If you need a good wagon, you won't beat this Mercury. Bob Williams W-G MOTORS CftD 242-6420 "The Used Car Lender" • Volume—Quality—Price

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