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4—A HIE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS .MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1968 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vernon, lllinoii 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY .... Business Manager ORIAN METCALF News Editor JOHN RACKAWAY Sports Editor GUY HENRY City Editor NADINE ALLISON Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON .Advertising Manager CHARLES DEITZ —Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively sntitled to us* for the publication of sll news credited to it or not other­ wise credited In this paper and also the local news puolished therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in tJvance. By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, 1 year % 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month $ 1.25 3y mail outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles; 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6.00; 1 month $2.75. Delivered by carrier in city per week 40 "Just Soften Him Up a Bit!" A Thought For Today Whereas yon do not know about tomorrow. What is your lite? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.—James 4:14. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.—Albert Einstein, noted physicist Editorial . .. Bit Of Hindsight On Viet Dilemma S UDDENLY, FOUR YEARS AFTER we started getting massively involved in Vietnam, and after the expenditure of more than 30,000 American lives and who really knows how many billions of dollars, we are discovering that the South Vietnamese are the bad guys after all Specifically, it is dapper, mustachioed little Vice President Ky, chief monkey wrench-tosser at the Paris peace talks, who is the villain. Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota has blasted Ky as "a tin-horn dictator" who is living high on American dollars and American blood. Defense Secretary Clark Clifford, annoyed at the refusal of tiie South Vietnamese delegation to sit down at a bargaining table with the Viet Cong in a position of equality with themselves, has suggesed that the United States deal unilaerally with North Vietnam on the question of troop withdrawals. This is echoed in a recently published article by Harvard historian Henry Kissinger, President-elect Nixon's appointee as chief foreign policy advisor. Ky has dismissed the idea as so much "junk" and suggests that American critics "shut their mouths." • • • Obviously, there is little love lost between Americans and General Ky, who once reportedly expressed admiration for Adolph Hitler. But it should be just as obvious that Ky merely happens to be the handiest target available right now on which Americans can vent their mounting frustrations over this endless war. We should certainly not be so foolish as to believe that, were Ky to disappear, everything would be just fine in Vietnam and in Paris. South Vietnam is not and never has been a democracy, or even a real nation. It is a backward, bleeding, much-colonized land that has been trying to forge a national identity and unity ever sice it was created by international compromise in 1954, attempting to overcome its historical deficiencies while at the same time fighting for its life against a relentless enemy. The time to be aware of corruption and malfeasance or misfeasance in South Vietnam was when we began giving aid, not now. The time to press for economic and political and military reforms was at the beginning of our involvement, not now. Instead, we maintained the fiction that South Vietnam was a full-fledeged sovereign nation and ally whose internal affairs we could not meddle in. It is a bit late now to blame the nresent rulers of South Vietnam for a situation that existed all along and which every nonadministration observer who went to Vietnam in the past 10 years abundantly documented and warned about. • * • It is a bit late now, after all that we have sacrificed to give the South Vietnamese what sense of independence they have, to resent their behaving independently. The South Vietnamese see the Communist camel, in the form of the Viet Cong, poking its nose into the tent in Paris. They are quite certain that the whole animal will inevitably foDow. We ignore his far-from-unwarranted fear at our possible peril when we concentrate our dissatisfactions on a little man called Ky. Czech Government Agrees To Resign Sophie Loren Has A Baby Wonderland Answer to Previous Puzzle EH ACROSS 1 "The Cheshire tt 4 Bird that raced with Alice 8 "The March n 12 Kimono sash 13 Son of Aphrodite(myth.) 14 Epic poem 15 American writer 16 Paper tube of tobacco 18 The Mock 20 Disencumber 21 Gold band, < itir example 23 French painter 27 Musical tempo 30 Roman official 31 Dessert 82Devourj» {MBi»d the head 85 Dry, as win* 36 Crescent 58 Scottish , church 59 Mouths (anat.) 60 Travel 61 Soap-frame bar 62 Through DOWN 1 Early Egyptian 2 Leigh Hunt character 3 Layer 4 Reject 5 Asiatic 6 Canine 7Eskers(geoL) 8 Noticed 9 Fit 10 Decay 11Mariner's direction TT 17 Be borne 19 Musical syllable 22 Make-ups (coll.) 24 Flouted 25 Desolate 26 Stitched 27 Apse (arch.) 28 Feminine relative 29 Stage oramentation (Fr.) 33 Spies 37 Goes on ship 40 Dozed 41 Cast of six in dicing 43 Snake 47 Writing fluids 49 Askew .50 Concern 5112 months 52 Crow's croak 53 Malt drink 54 Operated 55 Bind By HANNS NEUERBOURG Associated Press Writer GENEVA (AP) — Flowers and congratulations poured in today for Sophia Loren, made radiantly happy by the birth of her first child after four miscarriages, riages. After 11 years of marriage to film producer Carlo Ponti, the 34-year-old star gave birth by Caesarean section Sunday to a 7-pound 11-ounce boy at the Geneva State Hospital. Mother and son were reported in perfect health. The baby was named Carlo Jr. "Thank you for my baby," were Miss Loren's first words after she recovered consciousness and her gynecologit, Prof. Hubert de Watteville told her of the birth. Then he telephoned hr mother in Italy. Ponti, 55, had a look at his son before his wife woke up. "He is beautiful—dark blue eyes and light brown hair," he told newsmen. European television viewers saw the baby briefly Sunday night. "He looks exactly like his father," said a Geneva housewife. Because of her previous difficult pregnancies, Miss Loren had spent the past six months in a Geneva hotel quite, under constant observation by De Watte­ ville. He is an internaionally known specialist on difficult pregnancies. Miss Loren came to him after her last miscarriage, n January 1967, and he gave her special treatment before she became pregnant again. De Watteville told newsmen he felt that the role of nutrition was decisive and that the made sure that Miss Loren received the correct balance of hormones, vitamins, and minerals. Miss Loren is expected to stay ! in the clinic for about 10 days and is likely to remain in Geneva for another month orsofor regular examinations by De Watteville. She is scheduled to resume her movie career in September, costarring in "Giovanna" with' Marcello Mastroianni. The film j will be shot in the Soviet Union; and tells of an Italian woman in j search of her missing husband after World War H. I By FRED COLEMAN Associated Press Writer PRAGUE (AP) — The gov- i eminent of Premier Oldrich Cernik unanimously agreed today to resign so a new federal regime can take office Jar. 1, Prague Radio reported. The broadcast said Cernik presided at the final meeting of his government today and stated that "from Jan. 1 the new federal system will take effect." "He recommended therefore That the present government should resign and hand its resignations to President Ludvik Svo- Icda," the broadcast ade. ""'he ministers approve this p. oposal uranimously." There was no word on when the resignations would be submitted to Svoboda, but this was erpected shortly. The new government, expected to be headed by Cernik as premier but with a smaller Cab- '.i.et, is to be announced later, probably by Svoboda in a New Year's address to the nation. A high ranking Soviet delegation arrived Friday and is hold[ irg closed door talks with Czechoslovak leaders. The Soviet delegation, headed by Communist party secretary Konstantin F. Katuschev, did net announce the purpose of its vijit. But diplomatic sources said it probably came to check on Czechoslovakia's plans to change to a federal system of government. Katushev, the Soviet party secretary in charge of relations with ruling Communist parties, piays a key role in Soviet efforts to assure the "normalizatior" of Czechoslovakia after the August invasion. The Soviet Union was said to have opposed earlier Czechoslo- 1 vak plans to decentralize gov- j crnment authority under the, new federal system. Party sources have repeatedly said that the federal govern ment will again be headed by Cernik as premier and will not contain any surprisirg changes in his cabinet. They say the idea isto decentralize some authority rather than radically change personnel. But the arrival of the Soviets torched off speculation that personalities also mayy be under discussion. Today In H istory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the 3f5th day of 1968. There is one day left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1853, the United States bought 45,000 square miles of territory from Mexico in a transaction known as the Gadsden Purchase. On this date: In 1865. the English writer, Rudyard Kipling, was born in Bombay, India. Tn 1935. a Swedish Red Cross unit in Ethiopia was destroyed by Italian bombers. In 1917, the British transport, Aragon, was torpedoed in the Mediterranean during the first World War. in 1942, during World War E, American bombers staged a daylight raid on Nazi submarine pens at Lorient, France. In 1947, King Michael of Romania agreed to abdicate. In 1945, after the second World War, allied military authorities in Berlin made public copies of Adolf Hitler's will and contract with Eva Braun. Ten years ago—The United States, France and Britain pre- paied notes to the Soviet Union asking for negotiations to reunify a free Germany. Five years ago-It was disclosed that Pope Paul VI would meet with Patriarch Athenago- ras of the Orthodox Church during a planned tour of the Holy Land. One year ago—South Vietnam extended a truce by 12 hours in response to an appeal by the Vatican. .NEWS BRIEF Essential Elements Iron is a nessential element to human life. Thougn it only comprises 0.0O4 per cent of the average adult body weight, most of it is found in the red blood cells, where it is essential to hemoglobin, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. NEW YORK (AP) — Time Magazine, which named an aviator as its first "Man of the Year," has selected the throe Apollo 8 astronauts as the "Men of the Year" for 1968. Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. was named the outstanding individual of 1927 by the magazine for his solo flight across the Atlantic Oean. , In citing Air Force Nol. Frank Borrnan, Navy Capt. James A. Luvell Jr. and Air Force Lt. Col. William A. Anders, Time said 1968 will be remembered "to the end of t ; m^ for the dazzling skill:; ar .L Promethean daring dial .sent questing mortals a:ound the nvon." w T 4 6 6 7. r- 5~ (3 14 1* 17. • • 26 • • ••• JMB J jfljljaj tS^ GRANADA' J&M 242-2179 /5W m warns imcm WaltDisneys iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii ENDS MONDAY Snow White 3:50-7:30 Jungle Boy 2:10-5:30-9:80 3 Pigs 2:00-5:40-9:20 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii PLUS 2nd Feature and Cartoon—3 LITTLE PIGS m mmmmmm • 4M wwm ENDS TUESDAY Rt- 148 242-8733 Open 0:00 Starts 7:00 Mia furrow In a William Cattl* Production Rosemary's Baby John Cassavetes ^Wv>eol«^AP|,ampMnlRelwe,,..,;,, SuflflestedftfltoWAixltfncoj' '.' Recipient Improves Charge Four In Murder Of Heart Donor CHICAGO (AP) — The recipient in Chicago's first successful heart transplant, Ervin F. Cramer, 50, was "doing very well" and continued to improve Sunday, doctors said. Cramer sat up in his bed at Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital Sunday morning and dangled his feet ove the edge, and did the same that afternoon when his wife, Amy, and their daughters, Mrs. Cathleen Bulow, 21, and Carol, 14, visited him. He also took several sips of water for the first time since the operation Friday. Cramer is a boilermaker but has been unable to work for the past two years because of a weakened heart. He is the world's 103rd heart transplant patient and the 38th surviving recipient. Four men were arrested Sunday and charged with murder in the death of the heart donor, Reymundo Montez Jr., 24. He died Friday from a head wound suffered in a quarrel in a South Side tavern Dec. 20. The four arrested — Ubaldo Perez, 45, Aristo Jaimes, 28, and Carlos Firon, 25, all of Chicago, and Jaimes' brother, Ventura, 26, of suburban Summit — were charged with fatally stiking Montez on the head with a pool cue. Also Sunday, an investigation into Cook Colnty Hospital 's treatment of Montez was revealed. County Commissioner George Dunne said he has asked County Hospital officials to provide him with facts concerning two visits by Montez to the hospital before he was admitted to the University of Illinois Hospital Dec. 23. "There is some question about the treatment he received," Dunne said. He said he had po evidence that the hospital was or was not negligent. Dunne said he will review the facts and will take the matter to the county board if he believes further investigation is necessary. An autopsy showed extensive brain laceration and hemrorr- hage as the cause of Montez' death, police said. BERRY'S WORLD © 1968 by NEA, Inc. "You did a good job of toking care of things around here, while we were down with the flu, but. . . . People In The News Law For Today... LAW PUTS SCOTCH ON HOMEMADE FRUITCAKES Q. The fruitcakes I bake for Christmas gifts are so popular I m thinking of going into business. If I bake fruitcakes in my home for sale to friends and neighbors will I be breaking the law in any way. A. Your fruitcakes might tastr. even better if forbidden — which is what they proba- blv would be. Most — if not all — municipalities have laws which prohibit the use of the family kitchen for the preparation of foods for public consumption. You should check with local authorities. —Illinois State Bar Association SAN JUAN, .PR. (AP) — Cellist Pablo Casals celebrated his 92nd birthday Sunday and inter- rupte his normal daily routine long enough to go to a special Mass and accept congratulatory visits from friends. Casals didn't skip his daily practice, however. He started the morning with a walk along the beach, played the piano for a while, then switched to his cello. His wife, Martita, 32, said, "He's happy . . . He's in very good health." her<-- give wide publicity to his 80th birthday Sunday. The articles, which included a biography, followed an open letter in the Saturday edition of the newspaper Lidova Demok- raeie asking the Ministry of Culture to invite the cardinal to return to Czechoslovakia. Cardinal Beran, named archbishop of Piague in 1946, was put in prison and later under house arrest after the Communist takeover in 19-48. He was allowed to leave the country four years ago. PRAGUE (AP) — Josef Cardinal Beran, the Roman Catholic primate of Czechoslovakia, is now living in Rome. But the Communist-controlled press "Flyingest State!' Alaska ranks as the "Flying­ est State" in the Union on a per capita basis. The state has a ratio of one aircraft per 100 persons, compared with :l:e runner- up state—Nevada—with one for every 625 persons. 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