Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 4, 1969 · Page 2
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2— K rtm REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1969 DEATHS Og ie Rutherford Rites Sunday Funeral services lor Ogie Rutherford, 52, Sims, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, with (he Rev. Charles Marshel officiating. Burial will be in the Thoniason Cemetery. Friends may call at the Richardson Funeral Home after 6:30 p.m. today. Mr. Rutherford was fatally injured at 7 p.m. Tuesday while he was helping a stalled motorist. Rites Today For Roy Stanford Roy Stanford, 77. of near Iuka, was found dead in his automobile at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, following an appai*ent heart attack. He was a timber worker. Funeral services were to be held at 2:00 p.m. today at the Osbom Funeral Chapel in Kell Burial was to be in Palestine cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Laura Stanford of Iuka; one son, Raymond Stanford of Iuka; and two daughters, Mrs. Freda Smith of Mendota and Mrs. Hattie Tinkler of Salem. N,Y. Passengers Wander In The Subway Tunnels Mother Of Joyce Peek Dies Friday Leota Flanigan, the mother of Mrs. Clinton (Joyce) Peek of Opdyke, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday at St Mary's Hospital in Centralia at the age of 59. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia. HEW YORK (AP) — A strap- nangers revolt over a stalled subway train in Manhattan mushroomed into a major tieup during the Friday evening rush hour, leaving an estimated 50,000 passengers stranded in ten tunnies:. The confusion was compounded when restless riders took to the tracks from their backed-up trains and had to be herded to safety by police and Transit Authority employes. Once people began wandering through the tunnels the power was cut as a safety measure. This prolonged the delay and it was four hours before the underground jamup was finally cleared. Some persons were reported fo have panicked, smashing windows to get out of the trains. A Transit Authority spokesman termed the delay "one of the worst we've ever had." The incident began about 5:35 p.m. when a northbound train on the IRT Seventh Avenue line pulled into the station at 110th Street and Lenox Avenue. The doors failed to close properly. It was decided to take the train out of service and the pas- ser,gers were asked to get off. Some did but others stood fast and as a result the train could not be moved. About 6:10 p.m. word was received that passengers were on the tracks and power was immediately cut. This stalled 50 trains, each carrying about 1000 passengers. Flu Deaths Double Usual Rate In Cities Victor Knodell Of Fairfield Dies At Age 95 Victor Knodell, 95, of 111 W. Douglas, Fairfield, died at 5:50 p.m. Friday at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was a farmer. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Dixon- Johnson Funeral Chapel in Fairfield, with the Rev. Robert Krause officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery near Fairfield. The body will lie in state at. the Dixon-Johnson Funeral Home in Fairfield where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. today. Mr. Knodell was born September 21, 1873, in Fairfield, the son of William and Christina (Melrose) Knodell. He is survived by two brothers, J. D. Knodell of Fairfield and Roscoe Knodell of Winner, S.D. 3 Marching Bands In Lewis Funeral Hilda Lamp Of Iuka Dies At Salem Hospital Hilda Lamp of Iuka died last night at the Salem Memorial Hospital at the age of 67. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Donoho Prairie Christian Church, with the Rev. Roy Gill officia- ing. Burial will be In the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Osborn Funeral Home at Kell, where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Sunday. Survivors include her husband, Emil Lamp; a brother, Arthur Nelson of Tampa, Fla.; and a sister, Mrs. Emma Franda of Racine, Wis. Shipley Voted Against Powell WASHINGTON (AP) — Here is a list of Illinois congressmen who voted Friday to seat Adam Clayton Powell and fine him $25,000. Democrats voting to seat Powell were: Reps. Frank Annunzio, William L. Dawson, Kenneth Gray, John Kluczynski, Abner Mikva, William T. Murphy, Charles M. Pi-ice, Roman Pucinski, Daniel JJ. Ronan, Daniel D. Rostenkow- ski and Sidney Yates. republicans voting to seat Powell were: Reps. John Anderson, Leslie Arends, Harold Collier, Edward J. Derwinski, John Erlenborn, Paul Findley, Robert McClory, Thomas J Railsback, , DonaK Rumsfeld and William Springer. Rep. George Shipley was the lone Illinois Democrat voting against the seating proposal. Reps. Robert Michel and Charlotte Reid were the only Illinois Republicans voting against the proposal. NEW ORLEANS (AP) George Lewis, a master of the clarinet and one of the last ot the old Dixieland greats, was buried Friday after a funeral procession that included three Dixieland marching bands. It was an old-fashioned funeral with the bands blaring mournfully to and from the church but breaking into cheerful blast of music after leaving the cemetery. Lewis might have ilinched at some of the musical clinkers. He was a fussy man about his music. But it was an appropri ate finale which he would havr. appreciated. He was still a dominant figure in New Orleans jazz when pneu monia and flu ended his life last Tuesday at the age of 68. Two of the marching bands, the Olympfa and the Eureka, are both old hands at the traditional funeral style. The third was a pickup band of 10 of Lewis admirer*. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Myrtle Mary Taylor, 626 Herbert. No Discharges: ATLANTA (AP) — Influenza- pneumonia has claimed 3,594 lives in 122 cities since Dec. 7, almost double the normal expected mortality rate, health officials say. But they say a peak in the epidemic is expected in a week or two. The National Communicable Disease Center in Atlanta reported that the number of deaths recorded in the control cities is 1,608 more than would have occurred if the country had not been hit by a Hong Kong flu epidemic. Comparisons actually are not conclusive, the center cautions, because the barometer is gauged on the 122 cities, not nationwide. However, the epidemic is similar to one in 1967-68 involving the Asian flu, center officials said. The Hong Kong strain, so called because it was first isolated in Hong Kong, has been reported in 47 of the 50 states. Those states not reporting incidents are Louisiana, Mississippi and Hawaii. In the past two days over 8,000 new influenza-like cases were reported in Alabama, the state Health Department said. However, W.H.Y Smith, head of Alabama's Bureau of Preventable Disease, said that only 18 cases had been positively identified as the Hong Kong variety. "It looks like we're in the throes of an epidemic of Hong Kong flu," he commented. Persons with chronic diseases and the elderly are highly susceptible. Surgery is being delayed In many instances because of a blood shortage. Epidemics have cut down the number of blood donations, officials said. U.S. surgeon Gen. Dr. William H. Stewart says doctors' use of vaccine on low-priority patients as well as persons needing it but not asking for the dosage is frustrating the epidemic. SENIORITY LOST; FINE OF $25,000 (Continued From Page One) NIXON FINALLY GETS HIS' VARSITY LETTER — President-elect Nixon displays Whither College varsity football letter which he received from his former coach, Wallace "Chief" Newman, right, at Anaheim, Calif.—some 35 years alter Nixon's last season on the campus. Surrounded by former football teammates Nixon sits on bench he sat on during college days. (AP Wirephoto) Good Samaritan Admitted: MEETINGS Jefferson Chapter 686 Opdyke A stated meeting of Jefferson Chapter O.E.S, will be held Tuesday night, January 7 at 7:00 o'clock at the Masonic Hall In Opdyke. There will be a school of instruction. Arline Dare, W.M. Marguerite Piper, Sec. Grace Williamson, 1110 Bell. Clifford Fields, Sr., 226 North 4th. Dwight York, 120 Vt North 6th. Hildred Roberts, Waltonville. Mayme Williamson, Hickory Grove Manor. Sturman Smith, 236 Grant. Jack Newlander, Salem. Wiley Bond, 1001 South 23rd. Sadie Lustig, 707 South 10th. Nick Petsouras, 812 Main. Teresa Buchanan, 420 Herbert Howard Allen, Bluford. John Tweedy, 1417 North 10th. Charles Logan, Ashley. Michael Johnston, SG4 Wilshire. James Hayes, Opdyke. Noel French, Route 4, M t. Vernon. Lisa Sledge, Belleville. Eva Dobbin, 813 South 23rd. Diane Seidel, 424 South 18th. Discharged: Margaret Perky, Ashley. Mary Haley, Waltonville. 1 Valerie Bullock, 311 Main. James Smith, 2812 Cherry. Mrs, Carol Parks and baby son, David Thomas, Bluford. Maxine Flota, 603 South 16th. George Stovall, 1016 Lamar. Eeulah Beasley, 204 South 2nd Donna Green, 204 South 2nd. Willie Webb, 719 Bell. Verl Dagg, Gary, Ind. Herbert Mulkey, 1113 Fairfield Road. Violet Willmore, 1420 South 9th. Mary Haynes, 713 White. Albert Gibson, Route 4, Mt. Vnrnon. Charles Mays, 1106% South 10th. Clifford Fields, 226 North 4th. BIRTHS Roberta Lynn Modglin was bom at 2:35 o'clock Friday afternoon, in Good Samaritan hospital. She weighed seven pounds and three ounces. The mother is Mrs. Cherryl Ann Modglin cf 1009 South 6th, and the fa- lner is Roger Lee Modglin. he had purchased a House seat for $25,000, Powell grinned and said, "Maybe I'm an emancipated slave." He added, "it might be a gooc! idea if everybody had to pay $25,000 to get in here." Kennedy's defeat of Louisiana's Russell B. Long by 31 to 26 vote and Scott's defeat of Nebraska's Roman Hruska by a 23 to 20 margin drew mixed reaction on whether it would lead to greater muscle for liberals. The immediate impact was expected to be more psychological than practical, however, since the whip in either party has seldom exerted strong influence. It has, however, been a useful stepping stone and Kennedy's victory was seen as a first step toward a possible 1972 bid for the White House. McCarthy Snubs Teddy Kennedy's surprise victory was accomplished without the support of Minnesota's Eugene J. McCarthy, who invited Kennedy to his office just before the Democratic caucus to inform him of his stand. Neither man would comment afterward. But McCarthy's position apparently was the result of a long-simmering feud with the family that opposed his support of Adlai Stevenson's presidential aspirations in 1960 and— through the late Robert F. Kennedy—battled his own bid in the 1969 primaries. On the Republican side of the Senate aisle, Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois was re-elected unopposed as minority leader. He said Scott's upset of Hruska in the tussle for the post vacated by the primary defeat of California's Thomas Kuchcl, would bring no great changes in Republican policy. — Griffin Loser In the only other important vote, Michigan's Robert P- Griffin lost an 11th hour bid to beat out Colorado's Gordon Allott for the Republican Policy Committee chairmanship. Fifteen new members—10 Republicans and 5 Democrats— were sworn in to the Senate, making the balance of power 57 to 43 in favor of the Democrats. That body also made official of election of Georgia Democrat Richard B. Russell as president pro tern who presides in the absence of the vice president of the United States. The job fell to Russell automatically as senior member of the majority party. Forty new members were sworn into the House where John M. McCormack was formally annointed speaker, a job he has held since 1961. McCormack was picked by Democrats and Gerald Ford of Michigan was elected minority leader by Republicans at caucuses Thursday. I WIELDS BIG GAVEL—Rep. McCormack (D-Mass.) poses with gavel after House Democrats renominated him for a fourth full term as Speaker of the House. He's 77. (AP Wlrcphoto) Hijacker And Wife Used Baby As Hostage — i .—. Towboats Battle Mississippi Ice By FRANK MURRAY Associated Press Writer MIAMI (AP) — An oddly- dressed man who used a squirming toddler as a hostage was the hijacker who forced the pilot of an Eastern Air Lines stretch-jet to fly to Cuba, members of the crew said here Friday. "'He had a child over his shoulder and a gun in his hand," said stewardess Linda Abolt. The crew and 21 passengers, all suffering from various ail- n.ents including the Hong Kong ilu arrived in Miami shortly before noon. Two planes were sent to Havana to bring back the remaining passengers. Miss Abolt said the hijacker was accompanied by a woman, presumably his wife, who carried a 6-month-old child. All were Negroes, she said. The hostage child, white, was known only as "Allan". He was released unharmed when the plane touched clown in Havana early today. Miss Abolt said the hijacking J began when the woman carrying the baby ran screaming up the first class section toward rne cockpit. She was followed closely by the man, who left behind his hostage's mother, weeping in her seat. Stewardess Kathy McCormack said she was standing in the galley beside the cockpit when the hijacker grabbed her around the neck and pointed the gun at her head, ordering her to unlock the cockpit door. Another stewardess had the key and unlocked the door. The hijacker and his hostage remained in the cockpit with his wo:nan companion and child until the plane landed. The stewardess said the man bearded the plane dressed in conservative dark clothes but s>oon went into a restroom and changed into an African-style jacket and inverted sailor hat. ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Coast Guard and ! the Army Corps of Engineers said Friday an extended cold wave could halt barge traffic on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. Towboats north of St. Louis on both rivers were already battling the icy rivers. Lammert Buchhold, head of the Corps of Engineers lock and dam section, said the thickest ice was between Lock and Dam 26 at Alton and' Portage Des Sioux, Mo. He said towboats were moving very slowly along the seven-mile stretch. Towboats on the Illinois River near Pere Marquette State Park were slowed, too, by ice. Ice gorges were reported about 200 miles north of St. Louis. BILL SAYS: Marriage Licenses Pink Castle Montezuma's famous pink castle is in Arizona. Built about nine centuries ago, it was occupied as a fortress-home for possibly 300 years. The Aztec leader for whom it was named probably never knew of Its existence. January 2 Dennis L. Gullett, Collinsville, 111., and Trena Ann Medders, Granite City, III. Fred Daniel Moore and Shirley .Ann Green, both of Mt. Vernon. December 30 Lewis E. Kincheloe and Helen M. Sutton, both of Walnut Hill. Nearly New 98 $1500 Discount This unusually nice 68 Olds 98 four door hardtop to a local car, traded in on a new car, and it's still like the day it was driven from the showroom floor. It has full power assists and air conditioning. Take advantage of this large 1st year $1800 depreciation. Bill Kniffen W-G MOTORS Call 242-6420 "The Used Oar Leader" Volume—Quality—Price Belleville GI Killed In War WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department released Friday the names of two Illinois servicemen who r'ied in Vietnam. Both were previously listed as missing in action. They are: Army Spec. 4 Stephen C. White, son o! Mr. and Mrs. William J. White, 10932 Campbell Ave., Chicago; and Army Pfc. Ronald E. Bobcrts. son of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Roberts. 30 Meta Drive, Belleville. In Northern Ireland Catholic Marchers Attacked LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) — About 150 Roman Catholic civil rights marchers clashed with Protestants six miles outside Londonderry on the last leg of their four-day protest march on the troubled Northern Irish City. At least 12 persons were injured, some seriously, by a hail of rocks and gasoline bombs thrown by the Protestants. Police, who earlier had promised the marchers safe passage, charged with clubs against a Protestant force blocking a bridge. Some of the marchers scattered into the fields alongside the road. At least five were caught and severely clubbed by the Protestants police said. In Belfast, Ulster Labor members of parliament urged Prime Minister Terence O'Neill to recall the provincial legislature for talks on the growing civil rights unrest in Londonderry. The city was the scene of a violent clash Friday night in which 40 persons, including eight policemen, were injured. The riots were the latest in a series which started four months ago when civil rights eampagners charged that Northern Ireland's Roman Catholic minority—one third of the 1.5 million population—is discriminated against in jobs, housing and voting rights. But the basis of the trouble lies deeper. Many Northern Irish Catholics want the North to join the Republic of Ireland to the south. The Protestant majority is determined to keep the North's links with Britain. Lincoln's Sobriquet Abraham Lincoln acquired the sobriquet of "Rail Splitter" when, in the Illinois State Republican convention of 1860, two men marched into the hall with fence rails placarded: "Abraham Lincoln, the Rail Candidate for President in 1860." WORLD ALMANAC FACTS The. size of U.S. paper money now in circulation is one-third smaller than it was before July 10, 1929, The World Almanac says. On that date smaller-sized bills went into circulation. The new dimensions of the currency make for easier handling. Also, the paper was made more durable to increase folding endurance. Copyright ©1968, Newspaper Enterprise Assn. Two Accidents Here Yesterday Two major damage accidents were reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday afternoon and last night. Cars driven by Stephen B Jones, 17, Route 5, and Linda S. Alexander, 17, 2208 Olive, collided at 3:45 p.m. in the 200 block of north Tenth street. The Alexander auto was damaged over §100. Jones was charged with following top close. An accident on Sleepy Hollow Drive last night involved the cars of Richai-d D. Hunt, 16, 2400 Pace and Robert A. McLaughlin, 17, Ina. Officers said the Hunt car backed into the parked McLaughlin auto. The Hunt car was damaged about $100, the other car about $50. 60 -Resign Jobs At Nursing Home PEORIA, 111. (AP) — Seventy new employes are being sought for the Bell Wood Nursing Home, a spokesman said Friday, after 60 of 88 striking employes submitted their resignations. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employes Union, on strike . for higher wages since Nov. 30, voted to resign at a meeting Thursday night. This followed Circuit Court action against the union and its representative for defying a temporary court order forbidding the strike. The union was fined $400 a day for five days and Harold Benedict, union business representative, was fined 51,500 and sentenced to 60 days in jail. Spokesmen for the county -irun IV rsing. home said 18 union members have returned !o work. Benedict said Friday he will try to effect a compromise with home administrators, but did not elaborate. The striking employes, all nonprofessional personnel, re- jci .ted a county proposal that v»a.« to go into effect Dec. 1. It provided a seven per cent increase the first year and a six per cent increase the second year of a contract. The union requested a $42.50 a month increase for all employ­ es. There are currently 150 patients in the home. It had 233 when the strike began. Report Two Thefts Here Two thefts were reported to Mt. Vernon police yesterday. Phillip Browning, 103 S. Burns reported that someone stole his 17 jewel watch from a gym locker at Mt. Vernon high school. Paul Strickland, 817 south 20th street, repoi*ted that an antique chair was stolen from his home. HAPPIER NEW YEAR GOAL OF CAMPAIGN (Continued From Page One) cannister coin collections; Shirley Hertenstein, mailers; Sharon Davis, teen advisor; Paula Puckett, teen age • program cha'rman; Phyllis Adcock, mothers march chairman; J. D. Shields, sports activities chah> man; and Dorma Beck, publicity. "Art appeal to volunteer on behalf of the March of Dimes is difficult to ignor when you learn just a few of the grim facts," Davis said. "We know new there is hope through research and treatment to overcome the devastating toll which birth defects claim annually. Modern medicine holds the promise of preventing many of the physical and mental afflictions which strike 250,000 American infants each year. In our state- alone, the yearly total of these Marc! 1 of Dimes can help many of these innocent children, how can any of us, even though we have very little spare time, fail to respond?" Davis expressed satisfaction over campaign plans for Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County, including the response from prospective volunteer workers. He said he was "optimistic that funds collected would exceed the total raised here last year." TIMELY QUOTE All this talk that Cyrus R. Vance and I are the only ones who can negotiate is a lot of nonsense. There is no reason why a new team cannot take over without any substantial loss. —W. Averell Harriman, chief U.S. negotiator at the Paris peace talks. 0ll€ HOUR theinostin DRyOJEWWnG Man., Tues. # Wed. Jan. 6, 7, 8 NOW LADIES' and MEN'S SWEATERS SLACKS PLAIN SKIRTS NOW! Drive In Facilities In Rear 1006 Main Street— Downtown Mt. Vernon—-Ph. 242-4949

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