Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 31, 1968 · Page 4
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Ml. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS ; :8 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) AAT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY _ _ Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Business Manager ORIAN METCAlr - „ ._ _ Newt Editor JOHN RACKAWAY *• Sports Editor GUY HENRY „ City Editor NADINE ALLISON „ Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON _ - „..jAdve'tiiing Manager CHARLES DtlTZ .„ _ —Plant Superintendent Ring in the New! MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ! The Associated P-es* J exclusively sntitled to us* Inr me publication of sll ne.vs credited 'o it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also tie local news ouohshed therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in iJvance. By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties. 1 y*ar $ 9.00 i months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month 4 1.25 iy mall outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles; 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per tingle month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 menlht $6.00; 1 month $2."*5. Delivered by carrier in city per week 40 A Thought For Today And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other.—Luke 23-12. So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others I would almost say we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.—Robert L. Stevenson, English novelist. Editorial . . . Hope Also Endures IN PARIS, intelligent men dispute over the shape of a conference • table while soldier and peasant continue to die in Vietnam. In the Middle East, Arab and Jew continue to kill each other fathers wage a bitter and bloody war over who is to rule them. In the Middle East, oArab and Jew continue to kill each other in a quarrel over the same land that was watered with the blood of Crusader and Turk, Jew and Roman, Persian and Babylonian centuries before. In America and Russia, billions continue to be expended to maintain the means whereby each country may slaughter hundreds of millions of each other's population. Throughout the world, disputations between individuals and between nations, hatred, strife, prejudice and fear i-avage the human heart worse than any virus ravages the body. So ends the old year, so begins the new year, 1969. The coming year will see its share of natural catastrophes— earthquakes, floods, fires. As-yet-unconquered diseases and unpreventable accidents will take their toll. But the misery occasioned by these "acts of God" pales into insignificance compared to the misery which has been caused and will continue to be caused by the acts of man. Their sum in sorrow will be as nothing in comparison with the sorrow man will continue to inflict upon himself. Ernest Hemingway once said of Cuba that men could have made a paradise of that island, had they but wished. Instead, they chose to make it a place of squalor, ignorance, injustice and oppression. Men hate themselves and hate life, detnded Hemingway. This was during the time of Batista. Is Cuba under Castro any different? Is the world any different, except in terms of magnitude of suffering, than it was a thousand, two thousand, ten thousand years ago? Man possesses the intellect, and is increasinglv achieving the power, to make the world a paradise. He could do it now, in a generation. Yet he chooses not to. Is it some quirk of his evolutionary make-up, some built-in guarantee of eventual extinction that makes him unfit for Eden? Yet the need for love and the dream of universal brotherhood and peace are as much an innate part of man's nature as is his fascination with destruction. His impulses to charity, altruism and selflessness are fully as strong as his penchants for suspicion, hatred and killing, else he would have eliminated himself from the face of this globe long since. Nobility is as much a human attribute as is smal'noss of soul, if less common. We could not recognize the ugliness we have created had we no concept of the beauty that could be. We stand in the mud, and we reach to touch the stars. Man's inhumanity to man continues as the new year begins. But hope also endures, and the undying vision of something better that someday will be. Today In History ,liy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Dec. 31, ' the last day of 1968. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1879, Thomas A. Edison first demonstrated the electric incadescent light. On this date: In 1776, the Rhode Island legislature acted to curb inflation ny putting a ceiling on wages and prices. The top wage for carpenters was set at 70 cents jvr day. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act Admitting West Virginia to the Union. In 1890, Ellis Island in Now \ork Harbor was opened as a center to receive immigrants. In 1921, diplomatic relations woreresumcd between the United States and Germany after W.rld War I. In 1940, Adolf Hitler told his armed forces the coming year w.uld bring Germany its greatest military victory in history. I In 1945. Bermuda voted to end ! its ban on the use of cars. Ton yenrs ago Britain and nine other West European counties instituted currency re- [.•imis. Pive years ago— French Prescient Charles de Gaulle pledged mat Franco would support Eu- rcnean unity. One year ago—Enemy forces in South Vietnam violated a Nov.- Year's truce by ambushing E. U.S. armored column. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 3.968 I P "My son and I gave each other the same things— MICKEY MOUSE WATCHES!" People In The News Bebe Rebozo Nixon Companion Since 1951 People in the News SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Actor Robert Taylor has been released from St, John's Hospital after treatment for complications after a lung cancer operation. Taylor, 57, was released Monday for the third time in three months and went into seclusion at his 113-acre ranch in nearby Mnndeville Canyon. The star's left lung was re; moved Oct. 8. He entered the I hospital for mis stay on Dec. 13. Filter papers are now available for percolators—the top -of- thr-range or the electric kind. The filters help keep oof?ei c!e;ir Mixture ACROSS 1 Feminine appellation 5 Upset 8 Burrowing mammal 12 Cry of bacchanals 13 Guido's note 14 Retired for the night 15 Aquatic carnivore 16 Legal point 17 Fork prong 18 Greater in height 20 Bed canopy 22 Ocean vessel 24 Fountain concoction 28 Exist 29 Boxes 34 Ireland 35 Pillar 37 Toward the sheltered side 38 The dill 39 Before 40 Misplace 41 Anatomical networks 43HaJi»em 44 Coteries 45 Pasteboards « Needed 52 Expunges 57 Charter 58 Arrival (ab.) 60 Hollow- horned ruminant to. Disembarked jB? American -••writer 64 65 66 1 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 19 21 23 Social events Scatter Soothsayer DOWN For fear that Iris layer Fuel Shout Appalling Island (Fr J Sticky substance Entangles Death notice Smooth European river North Syrian deity Bitter vetch Closer «E5ii MUSH awn omisi Answer to Previous Puzzle 24 Gunlock catch 47 Elder (ab.) 25 French stream 48 Small talk 26 Food regimen 49 Vex (coll.) 27 Against 30 Chums 31 Tropical plant 32 Pause 33 Observes 36 Offered in payment 42 High card 46 Make suitable 50 Operatic solo 51 Animal doctors (coll.) 53 Lifetimes 54 Painful 55 Comfort 56 One who (suffix) 59 Fish eggs KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. <AP> — The press spokesman for President-elect Nixon reads from a list those who wuold attend a national security briefing, including Secretary of State-designate William P. Rogers and Secretary of Defense- designate Melvin R. Laird. "Isn't Rebozo going to be there?" asked a reporter. "I don't think so." replied Allen Woods, the Nixon spokesman. There would be no surprise if Charles Gregory Rebo/.o • known since childhood as "Bebe''—had been included ai the councils. I Since 1951, R C I XJAJ has been | Nixon's companion tor fishing. ! Bahamian relaxation, work-in - j vacations and excursions to Ti• juana, Mexico. Nixon also has followed Rcbe- ' zo's lead in buying real estate. The President-elect h <> 1 d •<• 5350,000 worth of Fisher Islam! in Miami Harbor, an overgrown 121 acres just south of Miami Beach which Rebozo once ol- I fered for sale at S3.75 million. Nixon also owns two undevel: oped Key Biscayne lots worth j 551,382. has just bought a ! §127,700 home two doors up the l street from Rebozo's and is ne- ; gotiating to buy the one in he: tween from Sen. ficorge Smatli- • ers, D-Fla. ! Rebozo, 56. was born in Tampa, the youngest of nine chil- ' dren. His parents were lrom ' Savana. He's now president ol Key Biscayne bank but has worked as a chicken-plueker, gas station attendant and newspaper delivery boy. He invested 525 from his paper route in a Florida lot and lost ii in the depression. In n-cciit yi ar- K> liu/.o ha.». further diversified hi* interests and now is associated with an all-Cuban Key Biscayne shopping center, a Key West title abstract company and othci- vc lures. He was introduced i u Nixon m 1951 by Smaih' is w hih• M M n was lockin_; !<>r a -•> >i i > iv<t after bis siicc. ••.-!.il i' S Se : ;ii.. campaign Jigtiinsi Heiin (iahe- gan Longla 1 Rebo/o had i • > • iri< • M. . ! *,. 10 the Niv,n> l)\ ille l'J(il) '•!' • •- tion day : hat :b tv.u r.ej; d. <;\. to Tijuana '•<> re|a\'- 'lie nation v.cnt ;o ,e ; i. lis. Then Reb .//i : '.'i' i '" I: - . ". ;>:i,ri anil the ej]i!(i,..|; ;,, jJ:,.: r ,,oie| -iibc as |.l ,e \olis were counted. Oidn'l Iwpect I9KII Defeat Alter returning from I>os Ar.- j ^eles Beoo/o toM a reporter li'at ne .l Mi . N'ixon nor the girls bad tr '•:) pi i paced for the pOSsieili". o t| iej| I; ] ' I ' ] ^ (If • c at by .John F. .' h JII.C 'I '. . Thai i.- the only recorded mo.nenl when Re­ bozo gave information about the Nixons. The closest R .ebozo has come since to discussing his hours with Nixon was a general comment included in an October interview with the .Miami Herald. Rebozo's only interview since Nixon began running again. "Wo do some fishing, some swimming and a lot of sunbathing. And we work. too. Dick lakes along his briefcase and I lake mine. We both like quiet surroundings, and he especially finds the atmosphere of Bisca\ ne Bay a good place 10 think." he said. "We just hit it off. I guess." Rebo/.o said of their friendship. "His ability to keep secrets is only one reason why a man like Dick- Nixon would take such a liking to Bebe." said a Rebozo friend. "But I think the most important reason for their friendship is that Bebe is a person without guile and without angles," the friend said. "Bebe would never ask anything for himself. He's one of the fastest check grabbers you've ever seen. He's the kind of guy who enjoys spending SI00 to entertain his friends in an evening, but who would .-peixl a whole night looking for a one-dollar bookkeeping error.'' Law For Today ... LAW GUARANTEES SPEEDY TRIAL Law tor Today - 18- ed page Q. Is there a time limit on when a hearing must bo held for a person who is charged with a felony"? A. Yes, Anyone charged with any stale whether it is a felony or misdemeanor, must be given a hearing within IL'U days of being placed in custody if that person remains in custody. A person out on bail must be given a hearing within IliO days of de nan-ling a trial. II a i)..-f.rir.L' :s not granted uiihin litis time limit, the e :,i ';e will be dismissed on mono', of the person's attorney anle-s t ,j,t person or his attoi- l:e\ b,-e. delayed the hea nr.',' or .:.i^ ask"d for a delay. Tlf Ulino.s law supports the S :\ih Amendment to the U. S. ('on.stitution, v.hi'h ^uarar.l'vs a person cliaiged with a crime has a right to a sp'edy and public trial. Illinois S'ale Bin Association Pear h.aivrs. home.poached or r !•('•. .II-'.NC delic lOUs iic- • •^•.'•niiveir lor civicolale ii.e M-ei;n. Add chocolate sauce il ' oi: want to gild the ply. Ex-U.N. Chief Trygve Lie Dies UNITED NATIONS. N.Y.. i A P i A spokesman for Secretary-General U Thant said he was advised of the death today in Norway of Trygve Lie, 72, the first secretary-general of the United Nations. The word came from a member of Lie's family in New York. A former foreign minister of Norway. Lie was secretary-genera I from lft-Ki to 19.VI when he retired and returned to Norway. Friends said he hoped to become prime minister some day, but the chance never came. He was succeeded by Sweden's Dag Hammarskjold. who was killed in a plane crash in Africa in 1961 while on a U.N. mission. U Thant of Burma, the present secretary-general, was elected after Hammarskjold's death. As the first U.N. secretary- general. Lie guided the organization in its first critical years when it was racked by Russian vetoes, the cold war and the Korean conflict. His five-year term was extended for three years. In a farewell broadcast in 1953, Lie said: "International politics are the art of the possible and practical. \ You have to make compromises I that in the long run will serve the principles for which you stand." "The first duh of the United Nations." he said, "is to maintain peace and create a new world in which all people could live." NEWS HKiEi LONDON (AB) - Judy Garland brought down the house in a London cabaret hours after a High Couil judge turned down a legal action to keep her from opening. Miss Garland opened with "I Belong to London." and received a standing ovation Monday from 1,200 patrons at the Talk of the Town. She was c,.iled back for encores. Two New Jersey businessmen. Howard Harper and Leon J. (ireenspnn, had claimed they bad an exclusive contract to Miss Garland's services. The singer sairt she had never heard ol Harper or (h'eenspan. Charge Herrin Man Shot Cop MADISON. Wis. fAP) Thomas A. Needham of Herrin. 111., accused of shcoting a Madison p'-'liceni'tn Dec. 16, \va; bound over Monday for tria' in Circuit Court. Judge William Euenzli, who resided ai. N'eedham's preliminary hearing, declined to re- dueo tite charge of attempted Prs - .. degree murder. Buenzli E.lso refused to reduce N'eedham's $30,000 bail. No trial date was set. Neodlium was charged with vpening fire on Patrolman Keith Hackett when the officer tried io question him about R check he tued to cash in a men's apparel store. Patrolman Conred Schwinglc. war- shot in the leg during the fray. Nced'iam fled a police net hut was arrested the following day withv til re .-i.staece in a bowling alley parking lot. N'eedh-im is i 19u5 graduate n[ West Frankfort High School. BURLINGTON, Wis. fAP) — Charles V. Wilson has been named the World's Champion Liar of 1968 for describing his hometown as "so small we had : to extend the town limits, so that there would be room in town for a phone booth." Wilson, of Ethel, La., was accorded the honor Monday by the Burlngton Liars Club. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Nancy Sinatra and Jack Haley Jr., who directed two of her television specials, plan to marry. A spokesman for the 28-year- old daughter of Frank Sinatra says the couple became engaged Sunday. No cute for the wedding has been set. The announcement Monday- took friends of the couple by surprise. The pair had been dating for about six months, but. Miss Sinatra recently moved into a "bachelor girls" estate in Beverly Hills. Haley, 35, won an Emmy last year for his direction of Miss Si- nalra's "Movin' with Nancy" special. He also directed her in the "Ice Capades of 1969" special, scheduled to be broaf'oast Feb. 16. It will be the lirst marriage KH IMWCSt THiAVRtf for Haley, son of the actor-comedian, and the second for Miss Sinatra. Her first husband was singer Tommy Sands. They had no children. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Ohio State University President Novice W. Fawcett won't make the "traveling team" for this year's trip to the rose bowl. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Slate University President Novice W. Fawcett won't make the "traveling team" for this year's trip to the rose bowl. A university spokesman said Fawcett who has been ill with the flu the past few days, is following doctor's orders and will not attend the game in Pasadena. Calif., on New Year's day. 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