Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 6, 1969 · Page 4
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 111 North Ninth StTMt, Mi. Vernon, lllinoi» 62864 (DAILY SCOTT SC4DAY) MT. VERNON NfWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY EdHer WM. C. RACKAWAY _~»-~_ . Busintts Managar OMAN METCAtF ~-. N»wi Editor JOHN RACKAWAY GUY HENRY NADINC AU»*OM Sports Editor Xfty Editor .Socitty Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON CHARLES DETTZ ...Advertising Managa' ..Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Aasociatad Pre** !• anduarvaly Mrtfttod to wee for the publication of ill newi credited to It or not other- wiie credited in this peper end aieo rha iocel fMW» ewolirhed therein. Second Ct*w Poete^e ptld et Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subicrlptioni must be paid In atfvartc*. By Miil, Jefferson County end adjoining counties, 1 y*»f t 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 month* •3.50, 1 month i 1.25 By mell outside Jefferson end adjoining counties within ISO miles; 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single month__.4 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 yeer___4l5.0O 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6,00; 1 month $2.75. 1 Delivered by carrier in city per week .40 A Thought For Today "Bo I abratya take pains to have a clear conscience toward. God and toward men."—Acts 24:16. There is no witness so terrible, no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.— Sophocles, Greek playwright and dramatist Editorial.. Apollo Opens Door To Universe P SN LUNAR ORBITS do not a successful moon landing make, but the brilliant and virtually flawless performance of Apollo 8 and its crew render that aecomplishmerrt almost a foregone conclusion in 19(9. Thus it is not too early to begin asking, "Where do we go from here in space—if anywhere?" With the major development work on the Apollo Project completed, Americans have in their national inventory the production and testing facilities and highly skilled personnel repre- uentfcitg an investment of some $30 billion. This investment can Tsither be dismantled, -as was the nation's investment in aeronautical know-how hi the infant days of aviation after World War I, or new goals beyond Apollo can be set for it. Undoubtedly, when the final chapter is written in the amazing Apollo story, the nation will be in a mood to divert a great part of Hs current spending on apace to needs much closer to home. But K would be false economy, and a misreading of the real puurpose of space exploration, to allow the tremendous capabilities that have been built up to deteriorate. For the moon is not hanging up mere in space just to provide a convenient target for Americans and Russians trying to outdo one another in technological stunts. Its pull on man 's imagination is infinitely greater than its actual gravitational strength. Although from here, and even from the view of a circling , astronaut, it appears to be nothing but a forbidding globe of dust and rock, no man can say what its ultimate value may be, if only as an astronomical observatory or as a laboratory whose unique conditions make possible experiments that cannot be l performed on earth. We ought not to make the mistake of Daniel Webster, who vowed never to vote for the spending of a cent of the public money on the exploration of the "useless" American West. There remains near-earth apace, whose manifold uses we have onJy begun to appreciate and exploit. A permanent manned space laboratory is a logical post-Apollo goal and one which there is good indication the Russians have set their sights on. Such a station is also a necessary fore-runner to intensive exploration,and possible scientific colonization, of the moon. It is simply too costly and wasteful to use gigantic Saturn rockets to send a few men directly to tite moon, and unfeasable to supply them this way. With an earth-orbiting space station, regular shuttle flights to the moon can become a reality. Beyond that, it would be an assembling and, stepping -off point for exploration of the nearer planets. The Apollo project is not yet completed, but It has already opened the door on a vast new realm—nothing less than the entire universe. We cannot allow that door to close again, for to do so would be to fail our own dreams, "We Want Warm Relations With All Nations." Benefit Show For Good Sam Hospital Red Stocking Follies In ML V. Jan. 23,25 -0- -0- -O- BTBWS BRIEF TOKYO (AP) — Planes and ships searched icy waters 280 miles southeast of Tokyo Bay for 31 Japanese seamen missing after a 33,184-ton Japanese ore carrier split open and sank in rough seas Sunday. Officials said there was little possibility of finding any of them alive. Two crewmen were rescued by a passing freighter several hours after the Bolivar Maru sank. One of the survivors, Tsu- nehata Takoaka, said the 33 crewmen tried to board life boats but were hurled overboard before they could lower me vessels. A home talent benefit show — "The Red Stocking Follies" — will be presented January 23 and 25 on the stage of the Mt. Vernon high school auditorium. The show is sponsored by the Good Samaritan Hospital auxiliary and all proceeds will go into an auxiliary fund to purchase coronary care equipment for the hospital. A professional director, Victor Duntiere of New York City, will direct the Mt. Vernon show. The director will be introduced to local cast members at a get- together meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Elks Lodge. Full scale rehearsals will begin on Wednesday of this week. Duntiere, representing J. H. Cargil Productions of New York, has served as director in leading summer stock theaters and has wide experience in television directing, VICTOR DUNTIERE the show is a men's chorus line. "We have a lot of volunteers for the men's chorus line," said Mrs. W. L. Taylor of 711 Pavey Avenue, general chairman of the show. Talent chairman for the home talent production is Mrs. Wilson Harris of 1919 Lake street. People who attend the late January event will see a good show and, at the same time, will contribute to a worthy cause. . Tickets will be 2.50 each and the auxiliary is selling ?25-per- couple tickets to special benefactors for choice reserved seats. All profits in the snow will go into the auxiliary fund, to help towards purchase of coronary r^.re {uipment which will cost $16,000. The Red Stocking Follies will Identified Speck Massacre Survivor (s A Bride SAN LUIS, Bat&ngas (AP) - FUipina nurse,Corazon Amurao married her childhood sweetheart Sunday in a little church nestled among coconut palms and said she remembered the 1968 Chicago nurse massacre as "just a nightmare." "It doesn't affect me emotional Jy any more," said the radiant 25-year-old bride, who hid under a bed 29 months ago while Richard Speck slaughtered her eight roommates, ell student nurses. She later identified Speck, 25, as the killer, and he was convicted and sentenced to death. Miss Amurao married law school graduate Alberto Adens», 22, in brief, simple Roman Catholic rites that attracted m*»ny newsmen and wellwishers to this sleepy Batangas province town 84 miles south of Manila. Father Benjamin Percano, the San Luis parish priest, said of the bride: "She is a good girl . a quiet, simple girt" Besides working as a nurse at Manila's Far Eastern University hospital, the new Mrs. Atienza is the only woman member of the Sann Luis town council. She was elected to. a four-year tern: in 1967. Atienza is preparing for bar examinations late this year and is considering going to the United States for graduate study. If he does, Atienza said his wife would like a nursing job in the Washington, D.C, area. BOYD be the second fund raising event for several weeks for a cast of in the project. The auxiliary rais- The Good Samaritan Auxiliary 140 persoas in the variety show, ed $3,000 at an ice cream social has been recruiting local talent One of the skits planned for last year. Gmtdy Answer to Previous f nt \ t ACROSS 1 Anarchist 4 -stocking » — eminence 120M _ (comb. fom>) ?»|«*^«mfetic WOn flw _ sheltered side 1? 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The official news agency Tass said the Venus 5 vehicle was photographed 90,000 miles from earth by an observatory near Alma Ata, Kazakhstan. It said the photographs were sent to Moscow and "the quality of the pictures is good." Tags said Venus 5 would continue atmospheric studies begun by the Soviet spacecraft Venus 4, which made a soft landing on the cloud-covered planet Oct. IS, 1967. Venus 4 showed the planet to be hot and inhospitable, relaying temperatures of up to 536 degrees fahrenheit in an atmosphere consisting almost entirely of carbon monoxide. Law For Today.., LAW WON'T MAKE CLERK COUNT PENNIES Q, Does a traffic court clerk have the right to refuse to accept good American money? I tried to pay tor a ticket I didn 't deserve with pennies and the clerk wouldn't take them. A. The law expects people to be reasonable and supports the right of anyone to refuse payment in pennies or any other ccin denomination if it would take an unreasonable amount of time to count them. -.Illinois State Bar Association Submit questions to: Illinois State Bar Assoc, Illinois Bar Center Springfield, Illinois 62701 (Answers may appear in cot. umn. Personal answers not possible,) BARBS An oM*tlmer is a fellow who can recall when the local moojn pitcher palace offered free chinaware every Wednesday night. * * * You have a hangover, friend, if the goldfish blowing bubbles is making top mAich noise, A "STEAM KETTLE" for the atomic age. More than a ton of water a second will be boiled in this SOtMtoa unit—reportedly the largest nuclear reactor vessel ever built and one of the heaviest single pieces of equipment ever shipped. Steam from the Babcock $ Wilcox reae- tor will be used to generate 809,000 kilowatts of electric power lor the Dresden Nuclear Power Station near Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Gale Mooney and Mr. and Mrs. James Gilll- land of Walnut Hill spent the holiday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mooney and children of near Tftx. Mr. and Mrs, Roger Hearl of Northern Michigan spent the holidays with their parents Mr. and Mrs. Stanton Foutch. Mr, and Mrs, Howard Mays and family, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Phelps and children — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Douthit and son, Mr. and Mrs. Don Blackwell and children of Aurora and Gene Douthit and family of Flora spent the holidays at the Troy Douthit home. Mr. and Mrs. David Tinsley and! son Jeffery were supper guests at the Vern Martin home near Bluford Monday evening. Mrs. Lillian Sloat of Centralia visited in the Boyd neighborhood recently. Mrs. Eva Outland who under- derwent surgery recently is at the home of her son Cleo Mays. We wish her a speedy recovery. Mr, and Mrs. James Burge and sons spent the weekend wim his mother Mrs. Edrie Burge. Mr. and Mrs. John Storment of Mt. Vernon spent a few days recently with her sister Mrs. Lillie White. Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Pierce and children of Bluford visited Saturday evening in the David Tinsley home. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Smith of Lincoln spent a few days in the Verne Breeze home during the holidays. Several in this community are sick with the flu. Mr. and Mi's. Loyd Cameron and family of U. S. Army spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. John Harvey. Mr. and Mrs. Fred High visi' ted with Mr. and Mrs, Sidney Smart recently. Wendell Lisenby and Dan Tinsley called on Harold King during the holidays, Fellowship meeting will be held at Boyd Penticostal church Sunday Jan. 5 at 1:30 p.m. Mrs. Edrie Burge and eons visited in the Hershel Burge home in Mt. Vernon recently, Gary Joe Burge arid Miss Carol Wanderlich of Ballwin, Mo., visited New Year's Day with relatives here. Mr. and Mrs, Stanton Fouleb, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Prosise and Mr. and Mrs. Fred High visited New Years Eve with Mr. and Mrs. Claude Tinsley. Charlene Tinsley, Cor, BERRY'S t968 by NEA, Inc. ..And if you don't like the idee of a nudisjh eomp— just think of it os 'The Wag Theater r Threatens Strong Action Ulster Premier Sick Of Marchers QUICK QUIZ Q — How old was Albert Einstein' when he first advanced his theory of relativity? A — He first advanced this theory in 1905, when he was only 26 years of age. NEWS BRIEF SOUTHAMPTON, England {AP) — Damage to the new Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth 2 is more 6erious than was first thought and repairs may take longer than the estimated 12 days. Engineers stripping the ship's turbines in Southampton dock Sunday night found that one row Of blades in the huge starboard turbine had been stripped, "We cannot yet say how much this will set the repair program back," said a spokesman for John Brown Engineering Pf Scotland which built the turbines. , ,The spokesman said the damaged parts were being flown to Scotland for repairs and rebal­ ancing. 5TsADXXJI4| Ph. 342-5*63 | NOW SHOWING 7:00 and 8:45 P.M, By COLIN FBOST Associated Press Writer LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) — "We are sick of marchers and countermarch- crs," said ^Northern Ireland's premier, Capt, Terence O'Neill, as he threatened Sunday night lo use riot police to quell the religious wa:1are raging in his territory. O'Neill called a meeting of his Cabinet today. There were indications it would consider a ban an all political parades and demonstrations. "Unless these warring minorities rapidly return to their senses," O'Neill said, "we will have to consider a further reinforcement of the regular police. "We must also have an urgent lwli at the Public Order Act itself to see whether we ought to ask Parliament for further powers to control these elements which are seeking to hold the entire community to ransom." O 'Neill's warning came after a weekend of riots between Roman Catholic civil rights demonstrators and militant Protestants. More than 20 persons, including 22 policemen, have been injured. The Catholics contend thai they are discriminated against in housing, jobs and voting rights. Londonderry's 5,000 Roman Catholics sealed off the square- mile Bogside district in which they live. Behind barricades of rubble and wrecked vehicles, Catholics armed with staves and iron bars formed a private police force to patrol against any invasion. "Keep out," the vigilantes warned the police. "We will guard bur district ourselves." Earlier Sunday, a crowd of 2,0i *0 massed in Bogside to protest against a squad of steel-helmeted police who they said swept through a street in the dislric early Sunday and smashed all first' floor windows. Leaders of the Londonderry CUsens' Action Committee, set up last year to press the Catholic civil. rights campaign, persuaded the crowd to send a deje- gar'on of 15 men marching the police barracks at me bead of a silent column of 1,000 women. Home Minister William Long promised the group "an active and immediate investigation" of roJice behavior. The weekend riots, the worst in a series that began last October, disrupted an unofficial truce between the government and the committee, which had decided to await promised reforms in housing, elections and Jobs, The riots followed the arrival in town Saturday of 200 marching students from Queens University calling themselves "the People's Democracy." The students had marched 72 miles from Belfast and over the J.isfc six miles they ran a gantlet of militant rock-throwing Protestants who see the civil rights campaign as a threat to then? dominance in Northern Ireland az«d the section's union with Great Britain. Today In History Bv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of the 1969. There are .$59 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1838, Samuel F.B. Morse demonstrated the telegraph in public for the first time; at Morristown, N,J. On this date: In 1412, Joan of Arc was born. In 1759, the widow, Martha Dandridge Custis, was married to George Washington. Jv 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state. In 1919, former President Theodore Roosevelt died at his home in Oyster Bay, N.Y. In 1936, the Supreme Court ruled that the New Deal's Agricultural Adjustment Act was unconstitutional. In 1941, in a wartime message to Congress, President Franklin D. Roosevelt defined the goal of Four Freedoms—freedom of speech, freedom of worship freedom from want and freedom from fear. Ten years ago -r~ Police and Belgian troops were fighting with rioting African nationalists in Leopoldville. the Congo. Five years ago — Pope Paul VI ended a history-making visit to the Holy Land. One year ago — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey pledged the United States would assist the trade of developing countries; in a speech in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Q — Which, is the longest bone in the body? A — The thigh bone or femur. A&W DRIVE-IN NOW OPEN 514 Main Mt. Vernon ENDS TUESDAY 7:00 And 9:00 PM. |'»(i^jJ8^a5!(^JMJail |p.

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