Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 3, 1969 · Page 3
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 3

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, January 3, 1969
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS 3—A 30-DAr PKtCIMATKJN OUTLOOK J | fi ' BELOW $ ItSSSKSV NEAR NORMAL MT. VEUNON - WEATHER Thursday high 38, low 12. Rainfall to date 1969 none. One year ago today high 25, low 15. Five years ago today high 51, low 28. Ten years ago today high 42, low. 11. Saturday sunrise 7:22, sunset 4:48. (CSTJ ' ILLHNOIS WEATHER By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Northwestern Illinois had subzero weather this morning and a whipping northwest wind carried the penetrating cold to virtually all the northern half of the state. Almost steady or even falling U mperatufes during the day presaged even greater discomfort for Illinois Saturday, ^elow zero temperatures were predicted for all but the extreme southeast, and it may be as cold as 15 below to the north and west cf Rockford and the Quad Cities This morning's lows included 4 below zero at Rockford and Moline, and 8 below at East Dubuque. It was barely above zsro in the Chicago area, Springfield and Quincy. At the southern end of the state, the rninimums ranged between Vandalia's 15 and Cairo's 34. FIVE-DAY FORECAST Northern Illinois — Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average about 15 degrees below normal. Normal high 28 to 35. Normal low 12 to 20. Continued cold during the pej iod with only minor day to day temperature variations. Precipitation will total one quarter inch or less in light snow and snow flurries mainly the first of next week. Southern Illinois — For the period Saturday through Wednesday temperatures will average 13 to 18 degrees below normal. Cold Saturday and only minor changes through early i«ext week. Normal high tem- peiatures. range. from the mid 30s into tlie mid 40s. Normal 'uws range from ,the upper teens to upper 20s. A chance of snow toward the- end of the period with up to one quarter inch amounts. How It Affects Wage Earners' Checks Payments On Social Security Go Up Source. U.S. WEATHER BUREAU Cold Weather Hits Midwest A new wave of arctic cold spilled into the plains and Midwest today and ended, a brief sampling of near-normal wintertime temperatures. Snow, freezing rain and sleet broke out ahead of the fresh surge of frigid weather. Travelers warnings were issued for the central plains where snow or blowing snow reduced visibility- A mixture of freezing rain and sleet spread across Missouri to Kentucky and Tennessee to make travel hazardous in portions of those states. Cold rain spreading northward from the Gulf Coast brought warnings of possible icing in northern Georgia and Alabama. Temperatures bounded into the 20s and 30s across much of the plains and midwest Thursday following three days of subzero cold. But the new chill was expected to drop the mercury into minus territory over much of the region by Saturday morning. Snow flurries again dusted the area from the Great Lakes to the Appalachians, and local squalls dumped more snow elong the eastern shores of Lakes Erie and Ontario. However, much of the East was several degrees warmer than early Thursday. Rain lingered along the northern Pacific coast and light snow flaked inland to the Rockies. For the most part, though, the Northwest gradually eased back to more normal conditions following its most severe winter EtTm in years. Portions of western Washington and Oregon were hit by up to a foot of snow and bitter-cold weather early in the week. The storm was blamed for'6 deaths in Washington and 16 in Oregon. Tlie Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Pr. Albany, snow 20 10 .02 Albuquerque,, cloudy 49 25 .... Atlanta, cloudy .. 38 32 .... Bismarck, clear 5 -8 .... Boise, cloudy 33 28 .... Boston, cloudy 24 21 .... Buffalo, snow ....... 21 17 .... Chicago, clear ! 24 3 .... Cincinnati, cloudy .... 30 27 .... Cleveland, cloudy .... 21 19 .... Denver, clear 44 21 .01 Des Moines, clear .... 21 -8 .... Detroit, snow 17 12 .01 Fairbanks, cloudy .... 53 59 .... Fort Worth, rain 51 45 .... Helena, cloudy 36 3 .01 Honolulu, rain 74 67J..95 Indianapolis, cloudy 28 2\ .... Jacksonville, cloudy 53 44 .... Juneau, snow 30 25 .19 Kansas City, cloudy 34 10 .... Los Angeles, clear .. 76 52 .... Louisville, cloudy .... 35 23 .... Memphis, rain 45 ,41 .01 M'omi, clear 71 66 .... Milwaukee, clear .... 17 0 .... Mpls.-StP., clear .... 12 -12 .... New Orleans, cloudy 53 46 .01 New York, cloudy .... 28 20 .... Okla. City, cloudy .... 51 29 .... Omaha, clear 20 -9 .... Philadelphia, clear .. 27 14 .... Phoenix, clear 68 39 .... Pittsburgh, cloudy .. 23 19 .... Ptlnd, Me., clear 22 13 .... Ptlnd, Ore. rain 31 26 .02 Rapid City, snow 22 3 .04 Richmond, cloudy .... 32 17 .... St. Louis, cloudy 37 17 .... Salt Lk. City, cloudy 36 15 .... San Diego, clear 76 45 .... San Fran., cloudy .... 53 44 .... Seattle, rain 42 37 .... Tampa, cloudy 62 49 Washington, cloudy 36 24 .... Winnipeg, clear -4 "21 .... STATE TEMPERATURES Rockford, clear 20 -4 Moline, clear 21 -4 Quincy, cloudy 31 3 Vandalia, cloudy 35 15 Chicago G.Pk. clear 25 7 Peoria, cloudy 26 0 Springfield, cloudy 30 2 Belleville, cloudy 39 24 MIDWEST Dubuque, clear 15 -8 T Burlington, clear 26 -5 T Paducah, cloudy 41 32 .24 Madison, clear 13-2.02 South Bend, snow 21 15 .04 T-Trace M-Missing JANUARY WEATHER FORECAST—Maps bhow Ihe U.S. Weather Bureau forecast for precipitation and temperatures across the country during the month of January, 1969. (AP Wirephoto Map) Youngstown Borrows Money, Opens School t YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The Youngstown public schools, closed since Nov, 27 because of a lack of funds, reopen today with money borrowed against taxes to be collected this year. The more than 27,000 pupils will have to make up the missed time by attending classes until June 24. School officials say there will not be enough money to start the 1969-70 school year unless a new school levy is approved by voters. The school board said it ran out of money because tax rates, which have not increased since 1963, are too low. The last six proposals to increase school taxes were defeated. A decision to close tlie schools came after school officials learned they would have only $fi,000 to meet a $1 million December payroll. The school board had borrowed $1.5 million from banks since August, but state law prevented the schools from borrowing any more until after Jan. .1. Tax Seminar Held In Mt. V. Managers of H & R Block, America's largest tax service, representing cities in southern Illinois, attended a one day seminar in Mt. Vernon on December 28 at the local R v R Block office at 907 Jordan Street. The meeting here, one of many held throughout the country, was designed to let the tax firm's top executives discuss mutual problems in the preparation of Form 1040 as well as new methods of oepration which were instituted to acco­ modate the more than 5 million tax returns the firm expects to prepare this year. Headquartering in Kansas City, H & R Block this year will operate over - 3,000 _o f f i ces throughout the United States, Dear Friends, After many years we are retiring as co- owners of the Pulley Funeral Home. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you for having given us your friendship and support and for having shared our joys and our sorrows. You have been so kind. We feel justly proud of the 27 years of service that our establishment has given to Mt. Vernon and feel humbly gcateful for having had a small part in the growth of our city. We hope to continue to watch and help Mt. Vernon grow. The new owner of the, Pulley Funeral Home is Mr. Charles Hughey. Please welcome Charles and his wife, Susan/ to our community. You will all be proud to have them with us. May you all enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year. Sincerely, Ruth M. Pulley Lorraine J. Gutzler Canada and Puerto Rico, of which 16 will be located in the southern Illinois area. Starting with the first pay chPrks they receive in the New ¥car, the Nation's working people will pay 4.8 percent of their earnings toward their social security protection, an increase of 0.04 of one percent over the contribution rate in effect since the beginning of 1967. £ocia! security contributions- are still payable on only the first $7,80C of annual earnings. Clarence A. Kempter, social security district manager said today. For a person earning $7,800 or more a year (150 a week or over i, the increase will a- mcunt to 60 cents a week; a worker earning $100 a week will pay 40 cents a week more. The increase that goes into effect January 1, was scheduled in the social security amendments of 1967. Those amendments increased cash benefits for all beneficiaries by at least 13 percent. The increase in benefits payable to workers and their families in the future will bo even greater. Mr. Kempter said. Retirement protection for workers and their families is increased, and so is the protection wives and children have if the worker should die. There is also improved protection for the entire family if the family breadwinner should become dis­ abled for work for a period of 12 months or more. Tlie contribution rate of 4.S percent for 1969-70 is actually slightly lower than tlie 4.9 percent rate that was scheduled for those 2 years in the previous law, Kempter said. Gradual increases are scheduled in the contribution rate until, for 1967 and later, the rate will oe 5.9 percent Kempter noted that this is only 0.25 of one percent hitjher than the rate .scheduled in the law before the amendment!; of 1967. This rate includes 5.0 percent for retirement, s'.irvivors. nnd disability insurance, and 0.9 percent for hospital insurance. Younger workers, as well as those who are middle-aged or older, can look forward lo getting social security retirement benefits worth c o nsiderably more than the total they will pity into social security toward th.s!. ret i r cment p r otection, Kempter st.-ited. In addition, he said, they have survivors and disability insm - ance under social security thai may mean as much as $75,000 to $100,O0C in payments to an individual family, should the worker die or become disabled for wrrk ! eforc retirement. A look at the schedule of be­ nefit? and contributions in today's law. Kempter said, will issure the worker that his social security is a good invest- morf But he car. look forward lo an ever greater appreciation it. it;-, value in the years ahead. Unlike the usual private tnsu.- :mc.-> contract which promises •i fived amount of money in cturn for a specified premium, the value of social security protection grows as the economy grows-. Still in Commission The battleship Arizona, sunk at Pearl Harbor, is considered still in commission by the Navy because 2,403 of her crew am still aboard—entombed when she was sunk. Seven Perish In Montreal Fire .•'3NTREAL (AP) — A 36- 'oar-old woman, five of her eight children and a niece per-* ished Thursday in a fire that swept a three-story wooden | tenement building in south -cen- ! t -a] Montreal. Dead are Therese Beaudoin: ' two of her sons, Jacques, 7. and Gilles. 3; three daughters. Sylvie 6 and Ginette and Renee : .i -yoar-old twins; and a visiting i.iocc whose identity was being withheld by police pending notification of her next of kin in ' Si-erbrooke, 90-miles east of • here. "'ho woman's husband, Mar•1, 43. and a son Jean-Claude, esaiped. SPECIAL Every Saturday and Sunday Delicious, Ta»ry, Tender 1/^ PIT BAR-B-Q CHICKEN ONLY $|25 Featuring Pit Bar-B-Q Ribs and Sandwiches—Also Ham and Beans and Delicious Home Made Chili. CHALET PIT BAR-B-Q 1501 S. 10th St. — Open Evenings & Sunday PASSBOOK SAVINGS SAVINGS EARN 5% — with Golden Passbook Time Deposits. Here is a 5% interest paying plan to you that makes your dollars grow quickiy. DEPOSIT ANY AMOUNT— there is no minimum. Open an account with any amount. Add as much as you like whenever you like. COMPOUNDED QUARTERLY— your earnings earn money, too — frequently. Interest is compounded quarterly on all Golden Passbook savings. Guaranteed! SAVINGS ARE INSURED— up to $15,000 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. LET YOUR GOOD NEIGHBOR BANK EXPLAIN THIS 5% SAVINGS PLAN IN PERSON. SEE THEM TOMORROW. Your Good Neighbor In Banking THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK and TRUST Cft, MT. 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