Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 30, 1968 · Page 1
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, December 30, 1968
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TEMPERATURE Saturday high 53, low 25. Sunday high 31, low 26. Rainfall Saturday .62. 7:00 a.m. today 30. Downtown sit noon today 40. VOLUME XL1X—NO. 77 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDI" 1 * BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL —SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER Rain and sleet, changing to light snow ending tonight. Much colder, low tonight around 10 above. Partly cloudy and cold Tuesday, high in the 20s. MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, MONDAY. DECEMBER 30, 1968 THREAT: MORE 40c per Week — Single Copy 7c RAIDS NIXON INSTRUCTIONS '•-<>-• ON VIET EXPECTED 1 MLV. GETS KEY BISCAYNE. Fla. (API S30rl2O IN President-elect Nixon is ex- *r wv f IIV .pec-ted to dispatch written Viet- « • • M M mm : policy instructions to U.S. JALL 1 I A Jft .diplomats and military com- wF^fafcil# I r%m\. i nianders soon after he takes of• ficc Jan. 20. r'CTIJRE IN SPACE.'—Little Jeffrey Lovell, 3, son of Apollo 8's command module pilot, {'apt. .James A. Lovell, Jr., might well follow in his dad's footsteps, as he insisted Oil wearing the astronaut helmet Santa, brought him when family met with newsmen following- successful completion of moon mission. (AP Wirephoto) The municipal sales lax has A top Nixon adviser said these j become the biggest income pro-, instructions would define the ! ducer lor the City of Mt. Vernon , :Hi .„s of the now administration! An example is the month ot, •ud outline specific measures i September tor which he city. ai u uuiii I received $30,126.33, maintaining i ; required to achieve them. second place spot in retau' • The aifle said such messages irs , s e confl P iace S P°\ m re ™ u i. . TIC noonti -unro at! sales In southern Illmois. : would go to U.S. negotiator at Mt Vernon wag ft ^ geCQnd ,1ho Pans peace talks, to the carbondale as the business ! l-.S. Embassy in baigoa ana to leQder> CarbondalG) given an ! military commanders m the J by U10llsands of students I "'id. i at Southern Illinois University, To prepare for Vietnam policy ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ decisions. Nixon has assigned, To Space Officials Astronauts Reporting On Flight SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) - • The Apollo 8 astronauts engage in the first full day of intensive de-briefing on their flight today as space officials release part of the treasure they brought: back—color views unseen before of the earth and the moon. Air Force Col. Frank Borman, Navy Capt. James A. Lovell Jr. and Air Force Lt. Col. William A. Anders are set to talk into tape recorders about their half- million mile voyage around the moon and back. The trio, meeting with flight training specialists, will go over their mission "event by event in considerable detail," a space official said. They will follow the same scheduled for nine of the next 10 days, talking with groups ranging from scientists to fellow astronauts. Each word will be recorded, I transcribed and prepared for a: final report. Their only break will come j New Year's Day. ; "That'll be their firsl day off I in many, many weeks," an offi- i - rial said. The astronauts arrived at 3 a.m. EST Sunday and had their ; first intensive do-briefing sos-' sion less than .12 hours later. They wore flown hero from the aircraft carrier Yorktown ; via Hawaii. They had spent a day on the carrier after helicopters plucked them from the mid-Pacific at the end of their moon-orbiting mission. Their spacecraft was taken to Honolulu by the Yorktown .chore h will undergo Navy tests iclore hoin<; Mown In Hie North \mcri <Tii llockwell Co. plant at ) uiy ; . Cil'f., for el.'soi' exam- his top diplomatic and security j aides to draw up an account of various alternatives which could be adopted. That assignment went to Secretary ,of State-designate William P. Rogers, Secretary of Defense-designate Melvin R. La ird and Dr. Henry A. Kissinger, Nixon's assistant for national security affairs. After receiving those options, irstead of a consensus-style policy paper, the aide said, Nixon can scan all the possibilities be- •cre deciding on his administration's course. The adviser said he could not forecast to what degree Nixon's Vietnam instructions would differ from the policy of the present Democratic administration, but. he did say: •'Certainly we want the negotiations to succeed and we will make a major effort to develop policies to try to make the negotiators succeed." Prepare Alternatives The preparation of sets of alternatives is to foe the standard Nixon procedure in shaping foreign policy. It was outlined at a five-hour Saturday conference which brought Nixon's top advisers on diplomacy and security to his winter retreat at Key Biscayne. The National Security Council will meet at least every two weeks and follow this format in advising Nixon, the aide said. "We want to avoid a situation in which the President is con fronted with a consensus paper ai.d all he can do is say yes or r.)," the aide said. Saturday's conference was the (Continued On Page 2 Col. 5) COUNTY RECEIVES $5 ,997 SALES TAX Jefferson county received $5,997.51 in municipal sales taxes for September. Sales tax receipts in other area counties included: Alexander $3,221.39; Clinton $7,706.38; Franklin $4,710.31; Gallatin $1,816.13; Marion $4,246.06; Saline $3,635.73; White $3,806.91; Williamson $7,416.85. ON THE MOVE—A column of South Vietnamese Bangers moves through a rice paddy past residents of a nearby village in the Dai Loc district southwest of Da Nang. Earlier, following enemy fire from the village, the Rangers had called in heavy air strikes, including napalm. Several villagers were killed or mounded in the incident. Recall 1968 Events With News Quiz It's time! It's time! It's time for our annual ' News Review Quiz that takes you on a quick and entertaining tour back through 1966. Find out how much you re- ; member about the big and i little news stones that made 1968 so memorable. The Quiz is on Page 5-A, and answers are on Page 6A. The Review Quiz is one of the VEC Instructional Ma! terials that are sponsored by The Register-News as part of 1 its "Living Textbook" Program for participating area schools. received $31,793.27 in September j sales tax. Third was Centralia! with $26,155.12. Sales tax receipts for Septem- j ber in area towns included: I Ashley — $554.74. Belle Rive — $183.85. Bluford — $165.26. Dahlgren — $383.34. ! Dix — $354.57. DuBois — $200.70. Ina — $341.19. Irvtngton — $282.33. Keenes — $190, ' Kfill — $202.17. McLeansboro — $4,725.49. Nason — $19.20. Richview — $122.57. Sesser — $1,184.36. Sims — $47.59. Walnut Hill — $178.14. Waltonville — $274.61. Wayne City — $1,862.91. Woodlawn — $206.50. In South Illinois Sales tax receipts in other southern Illinois towns included: Albion — $2,624.89. Anna — $8,596.70. Benton — $12,449.93. Cairo — $10,329.06. Carlyle — $5,912.70. Carmi — $11,842.88. Christopher — $4,012.89. DuQuoin — $10,329.08. Eldorado — $7,384.44. Fairfield - $12,280.87. Harrisburg - $3.4,169.23. Herrin — $16,130.93. Johnston City — $2,244.93. Jonesboro — $2,266.15. Lawrenceville -— $7,402.89. Marion — $24,055.09. Nashville — $6,480.20, Old Shawneetown — $166 .07. Olney — $16,758.05. Pinckneyville — $6,373.06. Salem — $14,423,44. Shawneetown — $2,133.65. West Frankfort — 12,360.03. Succeeds McLaughlin Simmons Is Appellate Clerk Here 3 FAIRFIELD WOMEN KILLED IN COLLISION J Walter T. "Buck" Simmons ] of Venice, 111., Democratic chairman of Madison county, is the new Appellate Court clerk in | Mt. Vernon. He succeeds the late James R. McLaughlin of Mt. Vernon who died December 18, only 15 days after he was sworn in to begin his third six - year term as clerk of- the fifth district Appellate Court. Simmons' appointment: was announced by the three Appellate judges — Joseph Goldenhersh of East St. Louis, George J. Moran of Granite City and Edward C. Eberspacher of Shelby ville,. All three judges are Democrats. Simmons is expected to serve as interim clerk until the general election in November of 1970. At that time it is expected that a clerk will be elected in the 37 -county district to serve the remaining four years of McLaughlin's term. Simmons' appointment has caused some complications. He had previously filed as a Democratic candidate for the vacant state Senate position of Paul Simon, Troy, Democrat who was elected lieutenant governor of Illinois. The withdrawal date in the Senate race is past. Simmons expects to hold his ; position as Madison county De: mocratic chairman. He was re! elected' to that position last June i for a fifth term. 1 Until his appointment as Ap- pallate Court clerk Simmons held a state job as an inspector for the highway department. (AP Wirephoto) Tlvree Fairfield women were killed in a head-on collision! Saturday night six miles east 1 of Fairfield on Illinois Rt. 15. i State Police in Albion identifi- 1 erf the accident victims as La- j 3 Helicopters Lost Americans Ignore Cong Truce Call SAIGON (AP) rela F. Bunnage, .18, R. R. 4, ! Cong shot down Fairfield, Paula K. Melvin, 18. Fairfield and Dorothea W. Reed, 45, R. R. 3, Fairfield. Police said that Miss Bunnage and Mrs. Reed, drivers j of the autos, were killed in! stantly. Miss Melvin was • pro- j 'nounced dead on arrival at Bari nes Hospital in St. Louis. 70 KUJJSD DROWNS UNDER ICE Two Mt. V. Churches To Merge The congregatiors of two Mt. Vemon churches voted yesterday to merge, beginning January 1. The merger will be of the West Salem United Methodist church, on Ashley Road, and the Trinity United Methodist church, formerly United Brethren, at 17th and Casey. Services will be conducted at the present West Salem church. Rev. Leroy Dude, minister of the West Salem church, will serve the congregation as .senior pastor and Rev O. B. Silvey, minister of the Trnity church, will serve as associate pastor. The merger vote was taken yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the two congreagations at the West Salem church. Conducting the session was Dr. Donald Lowe, superintendent of the Vandalia district. QE2 Delivery Refused Troubles Mount For New Liner i ( uinou'd On P.'i Col. ; RIO DE JANEIRO (AP.) — I About 70 persons were feared idead today after tons of rock, | loosened by rain and repeated dynamite blasts, fell 300 feet into a quarry and carried a section of shantytown with it. Blood Shortage LOVES PARK, 111. (AP( Attempts to recover the body 1 of a 9-year-old North Park boy, who drowned Sunday when he CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chica- fell through the ice on the Rock g0 Blood Donor Service said to- Rivcr, were to resume today, j ^ay there is a shortage of blood s < ; for transfusions in the city. The administrator, William Kyler, said the reason "primarily is the flu epidemic." Probe Crash; 27th Victim Dies ABOARD THE QUEEN ELIZABETH (AP) - Britannia's newest ocean pride, the liner Queen Elizabeth 2, steamed homeward at half speed today amid a growing uproar over her trouble-filled shakedown cruise. The Cunarrl Line announced it had refused to accept delivery of the 65,000-ton ship, which cost $69.8 million, until the builders cleared up "thermal expansion" problems in the ship's two turbine engines and completed their work in the passenger and service areas. Making 14 knots, the liner was expected to reach Southampton Thursday. The repairs are expected to take at least three weeks, and Sir Basil Small- piece, nunard's chairman, canceled a warm up four-day cruise Jan. 10 and the new Queen's maiden transatlantic voyage to New York on Jan. 17. More than 3,000 persons had been booked for the two trips. In Britain, demands increased for a government inquiry into the QE2's troubles. About two thirds of her construction costs were paid from government (Continued On Page 2, Col. 1) ipps •MR EffKRHBftjC mm, $ SB* t lips CHICAGO (AP) — The crash Friday of a North Central Airlines plane into a hangar at O'Haire International Airport claimed its 27th victim today. Ravmond Sheldon, 22, of Lincoln. Neb., died in a hospital of multiple injuries he suffered in the crash. In addition to 1 he dead, 26 other persons were injured when the plane, a twin-engine Con- In The New Year To Shower Gifts On County's First Baby Jefferson county's first haby ; )can . R Children shop of the new year will be show-; gift certificate, .'.•ed with gifts. • D 0U gi as R ex all Drugs A group of local merchants j scription certificate $10. have made arrangements to ho- j Jackson and Martin IGA Gro- 1 2-V $3 The Viet three more American helicopters over the weekend, raising to 968 the number of choppers reported lest in combat in South Viet- ram. As the American helicopter losses climbed, thousands of U.S. and South Vietnamese troops pushed ahead with 60 offensive operations, ignoring the start of a New Year's cease-fire j roclaimed by the Viet Cong. All three helicopters were shut down before the cease-fire started. One was hit about 30 miles north of Saigon Saturday, killing two Americans and injuring wto others. Another was hit Sunday in Tay Ninh Province, northwest of Saigon, and three men were injured. The third was shot down in the northern sector of the country, near Quang Ngai City, and one crewman was killed. The Viet Cong broadcast announcement mat its forces began observing a 72-hour cease fire at 1 a.m. Saigon time but warned they would strike back if attacked. South Vietnam and the United States said they would not observe a New Year's cease-fire this year because of alleged Viet Cong violations of the 24-hour Christmas truce. South Vietnamese headquarter reported five enemy attacks on government bases after the start of the Viet Cong cease-fire. Most were shellings, and a spokesman said they caused only light casualties and no significant damage. The U.S. Command said five 107mm rockets hit a base camp of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division about 40 miles northwest of Saigon this morning. U.S. casualties were "very light with no fatalities," a spokesman said. Q,e Vietnamese civilian was wounded. The U.S. Command also an- i r.ounced that it would send five represertatives New Year's Day to a second meeting with ;he Viet Cong in an attempt to arrange tor the release of three American prisoners of war who ' rue Viet Cong announced before ! Christmas it would free. The two groups will meet in a p'eid 50 miles northwest of Saigon, the same place where the Pre-! first conference was held Christi mas Day. That meeting lasted hours an dended inconclu- vair slammed into the hangar'nor the little king or queen of'Veiy while landing in fog and drizzle The plane carried 45 persons. Eight mmebers of a drum and bugle corps that was prac- be ticing in the hangar were among t> the injured. 2 The child must Meanwhile, a federal official m Jefferson county, disclosed Sunday mat a flight) These organizations will pre' SNOW MANTLES SO^NB OF AIRLINE CRASH—A blowing snowstorm descends on hangar lit Chicago's International Airport, covering wreckage of a. North Central Airlines plane which washed In landing and smashed through the hangar doojb. Part of the wrecknge Is inside hangar mid part, remained outside. Twenty seven were killed am 20 others were Injured. {AP Wirephoto) recorder tape salvaged from the wreckage was being checked to determine whether the pilot had the plane properly lined up with the runway. George Green, head of a 40- man investigating team consisting of representatives of the Feci- eral Aviation Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Pilot's Association and «e airline, said the tape was $ent to Washington, D.C., (Continued On Page 2 Col. 8) Case of Gerber Baby j lively, jyqo Juice inc tnree prisoners, all 21, The rules are simple: Ace Grocers Case of Ger- are Spec. 4 James W. Brigham 1. The child's parents must! hers Baby Foods. io1 0calu . Fla - s P ec - 4 Thomas j be residents of Jefferson coun- Ben Franklin Store - Three' N - Jon °s ot Lynnville, Ind., and pjpce Layette. ' Ple - D° nal d G. Smith of Akron, M. E. Jackson Jeweler — Stering Silver Feeding spoon. Loss f«»n 24 hours before the P. N. Hirsch Co. - 3 pairs' VM Cong's cease-fire began, hosiery for Mama. ; South Vietnamese rangers Retaliation Pledge DESTROY 13 PLANES IN LEBANON By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Undeterred by mounting condemnation from all sides of its commando raid on the Beirut airport. Israel on Sunday promised further retaliation for Arab attacks. Premier Levi Eshkol declared j thai Israel will defend itself I against aggression "in the place I wherp it. is planned and can-ied j out." | "States which make it possible for the terror organizations to organize and perpetrate acts of terror bear the responsibility for aggression, a responsibility which they cannot disclaim," he said. Eshkol and Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Shabtai Rosenne, said Saturday's raid was in retaliation for the Arab terrorist attack on an El Al airliner at Athens airport Thursday. Greek authorities are holding two Palestinian guerrillas who lived in Lebanon for the grenade and automatic rifle attack on the plane, which killed one Israeli passenger. The U.N. Security Council met in urgent session Sunday night and appeared headed for A vote condemning Israel at another meeting tonight. U.S. Ambassador J. R. Wiggins told the council his government "strongly condemns the attack" and "is prepared to support prompt action by the Security Council to condemn this latest Israeli action." In Washington, presidential assistant Walt W. Rostow reported that President: Johnson considered the attack "serious and unwise." Rostow said the United States told Israel it is "a grave matter for regular forces of the government of Israel to attack a civil international airport in a country which has been striving toward moderation in the Middle East." The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon, Dwight Porter, called on Lebanese Premier Abdullah Yafi to discuss how the United States could help Lebanon "restore its commercial air fleet," the embassy announced. There was no indication, however, that the United States would go back on its agreement to deliver 50 Phantom jet fighters to Israel. 13 Planes Destroyed Helicopter-borne Israeli commandos destroyed 13 Lebanese cargo and passenger planes, more than half the country's civil airline fleet, in the 45-minute raid Saturday night. They first cleared the parked planes of passengers. One casualty was reported, a guard who was wounded slightly. On Sunday, 12 hours after the raid, two Israeli jets flew over the airport to inspect the still- smoldering debris. Lebanese troops dived for cover, and the planes made two low passes and flew off unchallenged by antiaircraft batteries or fighter planes based 40 miles away. Lebanon claimed the destroyed aircraft were worth more than $50 million, and Arab and Soviet bloc countries at the Security Council meeting demanded that Israel be required to pay compensation. Soviet Ambassador Jacob A. Malik told the council that Israel also should be warned it faced possible sanctions if it persists in what he called "flagrant aggressive acts." He chided the United States for condemning Israel while at the same time selling her Phantom jets. be born sent the following gifts to the first baby of the new year: Security Bank and Trust Co. -— $5 Savings Account. The Mammoth. Dept. Store — $10 gift certificate. Bank of Illinois — $5 Savings Account. King City Federal Savings and Loan Assn. $5 savings account. G. C. Murphy Co. - $5 gift certificate. Musgrove Shoe Store - Baby s first pair of shoes, Baby Carp's Dept. Store Bed Blanket. David Flota — Sealtest Distributor — ten Ya gallons of milk. Blades Walgreen Agency Drug -$10 worth of prescriptions. Delo Photo Craft — Portrait of Mother and child. Bolerjack's Market — $3 gift Certificae. » One Hour Martini4ing — $5 &ift certificate for egsaning and pressing, weeping through the An Hoa valley 25 miles southwest of Da Nang clashed in heavy fighting with enemy troops for the fourth time in the past week. Field reports said 70 enemy soldiers and eight rangers were killed Sunday and 30 rangers wounded. Spokesmen in Da Nang said that the rangers have killed 527 enemy soldiers in the three weeks they have been op- nating in the area. Bloodmobile Here Urgent Need For O-Negative Blood The Red Cross Bloodmobile Is in Mt. Vernon for two days -rr and there is an urgent need for O-negative blood. The blood is needed for open heart surgery scheduled for Jan »,i uary 2 on a nine- year-" old ; boy. . The .Bloodmobile will be^at; Central Church of Christ til 6:00 p.m. today and jftpm, 9:00 a.m. until noon tomorrow..

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