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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY. JANUARY 7,' 1969 DEATHS and FUNERALS Minnie Coker Dies; Funeral In McLeansboro Mrs. Minnie Coker, 80, of Melrose Park, 111., a former resident of McLeansboro, died Monday in that city. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Paul Noe officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in McLeansboro. The body will lie in state at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Mrs. Coker was born June 20, 1888, in Hamilton county, th'i daughter of Allen and Laura (McDaniel) Vaughn. She is survived by one sister, Emogene Vaughn of McLeansboro and several nieces and nephews. Marvin Moss Of Bonnie Dies At Age 54 Years Marvin (Mike) Moss, 54, of Bonnie, died Monday morning in Good Samaritan Hospital, following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Ina Funeral Home in Ina, with the Rev. Eugene Estes officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ina Funeral Home, 'where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Moss was born July 14, 1914, in Illinois , the son of aLawrence and Marjorie (Taylor) Moss. He was married to Aline Mc- Conett, who preceded him in death October 17, 1968. Survivors include five brothers, Jess Moss and John Moss both of Battle Creek, Mich., Tay lor Moss of Chicago, Lawrence Moss and Mervin Moss both of Belvidere and one sister, Mrs. Rosey Clinton of Ina. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Mr. Moss was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Mt. Vernon. Carrie Hayes Of Bonnie Dies; Rites Wednesday Mrs. Carrie Hayes, 72, of Bonnie died at 10:25 a.m. Monday in Good Samaritan Hopsital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bonnie Methodist church, o f which she was a member, with the Rev. Tessie Minor officiating. Burial will be in Kirk cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Ina Funeral Home in Ina, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Hayes was born July 22, 1896, in Jefferson county, the daughter of James J. and Ann (Mason) Davis. She was married to Forrest Hayes, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Floyd Hayes and Harold Hayes both of LaGrange and Clyde Hayes of Mt. Vernon; four grandchildren and two great - grandchildren. Former Resident Leo Casey Dies Leo Casey, 68, of Champaign, a former Jefferson county resident, died at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in that city. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Owen Funeral Home in Champaign. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Victory church cemetery near Fairfield. The body will lie in state at the Owens Funeral Home in Champaign where friends may call at any time. Mr. Casey was born April 1, 1900, in Jefferson county, the son of William C. and Maude May (Pickett) Casey. He was married to Alta Young, who survives. Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Juanita Jay of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Marie Cole of Belle Rive, Mrs. Pauline McManus of Avon Park, Fla., and Mrs. Leah Rushton of Clio, Mich., and one brother, Howard Casey of Benton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Dean and Floyd Eugene. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were up 25c. The top was 18.75 and 19.00 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. Tlie top was 18.50 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.00 and 15.00. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morning- Wheat 1.23. Soybeans 2.48. Corn 1.08. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Butter: 93 score AA 66; 92 A 66; 90 B 64%; 89 C 60%; 90 B 65y 2 ; 89 C 62. Eggs: 80 per cent or better grade A whites 49; mediums 17; standards 41; checks 2SYst. Oscar Risley, 75, Sesser Dies Monday Oscar Risley, 75, Sesser, died Monday at the Miners Hospital in Christopher. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Horse Prairie Church near Sesser with the Rev. Wayne Thomas and the Rev. Ray Dorris officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Risley was born April 14, 1893. He was the son of Henry and Cora Cornell Risley. He is survived by his wife, Hattie; two daughters, Mrs. Cora Atkins of Sesser and Mrs. Lucille Lambert of St. Louis; three sons, Virgil of Windsor, EL, Noble of Rt. 3, Benton and Norman of Sesser; one brother, Tom of Sullivan; two sisters, Mrs. Iillie Huffstutler of McLeansboro and Mrs. Ella Ozza of Rock Island; 24 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser after 5 p.m. today. Rites Wednesday For Henry Nelson Funeral services for Henry Walter Nelson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. J. J. Eoggs offieialing. Burial will be in the Denning cemetery Franklin County, The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may oalJ after 7:00 p.m. today. Mr Nelson, 78, of 131S North 12th street, died Sunday night ir Good Snmaritar Hospital. He is survived by one sister, M^s. Dollie Gibson of Herrin. Hospital Notes Jctferson Memorial Admitted: Mary Ruth Williams, Tejdco. Dovie Corene Black, 700 Forest. Paul Andrew Lowery, Centralia. Elsworth Easton, 1020 Gilbert. Clyde James. Aydt, Dahlgren. Discharged: Julia Ann Keiger, 712 Perkins. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (AP) — Estimates for Wednesday: hogs 7,000; cattk> 1,500; calves 100; sheep 250. Hogs 7,500; 1-3 barrows and gilts 200-240 lbs 19.25-20.00; 2-4 230-310 lbs 17.00-19.50; 1-3 sows 300-600 lbs 15.00-16.00. Cattle 3,000; calves 200; high choice and prime steers 1,1251,150 lbs 28.75; good and choice 24.00-28.00; high choice heifers, near 950 lbs 27,00; good and choice 23.00-26.50; cows utility end commercial 16.50-19.00; good and choice vealers 30.0040.00; good and choice calves 17.00-25.00. Sheep 400; high choice and prime, wooled slaughter lambs 90-110 lbs 26.50-27.00; good and choice 60-100 lbs 22.00-26.50; choice 90 lbs shorn slaughter lambs 26.50; good and choice wooled slaughter ewes 6.00-8.00. Expect Mandel, Democrat, To Succeed Agnew vNNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Legislature, wh'ch meets in joint session today, seems set to elect Hotise Speaker Marvin Mandel, a Democrat, as interim governor replacing Republican Vice President-elect Spiro T. Agnew. Although there were still four announced opponents to Mandel, the Baltimore Democrat already had nearly 100 legislators pledged to him on the first ballot. Only 93 are needed. Still in the running are Senate President William S. James, Senate Majority Floor Leader Harry R. Hughes, and BaW- fore attorney Francis X. Gallagher, all Democrats, and Republican U.S. Rep. Roger C. B. Morton, who has the 33 GOP vctfs in the legislature pledged to him on the first ballot. Mandel's election could be by acclamation, since tentative rules drafted to cover the special session would permit senators and delegates to change thtir votes anytime before the final tally is announced. Shafer New President Of KC Retailers in Wife Of Harry Liebengood Dies Mrs. Frances Liebengood, 75, died at her home in Mountain Home, Ark., January 5. Her husband, Harry Liebengood, is a former resident of Mt. Vernon. Funeral- services will be held in St. Louis Wednesday at Hoffmeister Funeral Home on Chippewa street. Don Sonsini's Mother Dies 'Mrs. Rosaria Sonsini, mother of Dan M. Sonsini of Mt. Vernon, cied Dec. 29th in a Philadelphia hospital, following a short illness. Mr. and Mrs. Sonsini returned to their home here Sunday evening from Pennsylvania, where they attended the funeral services. Mrs. Sonsinj, widow of Frank Sonsini, is survived by seven children, twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. She had made her home in Philadelphia for many years. Cood Samaritan Admitted: Harmon Winfree, 1820 Conger. Edward Michael, 837 Airport Road. Henry Irvin, McLeansboro. Vern Borah, 1217 South 13th. Edna Settle, 224 Burns. Nellie Roberson, 1207 Logan. Debra Helpingstein, Texico. Ada Perino, 3 Fairway Drive. Sarah Ashbaugh, 1205 South 2Wi. Marsha Snider, 1200 South 23th. Myrtle Gott, 905 Lamar. Kathryn Tweedy, 1417 North 10th. Jeffrey Ellison 8 Wildwood. Sharon Mosley, 2913 Jamison. Ronald Havenga, Hampton, Iowa. Alfred Johnson, Route 6, Mt. Vc-mon. Discharged: Mrs. Cherryl Modglin and baby daughter, Roberta Lynn, 1009 South 6th. Dana Lugering, 6 Grant Meadows. Rebecca Sampson, 615 Lamar. Daniel Smart, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Jack Newlander, Salem. Danny Hayes, Route 7, Mt. Vemon. Van Waggoner, Route 4, Mt. Vemon. Loraine Collins, 820 Maple. Charles Waite, 829 North St. Dorothy Marshall, 901 South I2th. Lena Rapp, Belle Rive. Mildred McGill, 305 South 27th Dwight York, 120% Nort 6th. Ella McNeil, 1216 South 10th. Gloria Kirkwood, 404 Forest. Georgia Hayes, 2519 Broadway. ' St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs and poultry: consumer grades: A large 45-48, A medium 43-47, A small 28-31, B large 38-42; wholesale grades, standard 3941, .medium 35-37. unclassified 22-23. Hens, heavy 14; light over 5^ lbs 9; . under 5}£ lbs 6; broilers and fryers 26.50-26.87. Yippie Enters Guilty Plea CHICAGO (AP) - Yippie lender Jerry Rubin was fined S50 in Circuit Court today after his attorney entered a plea of guilty for him to a charge of disorderly conduct. Rubin, 10, of New York City, was not in court. The charge resulted from a disturbance in the Civic Center Plaza Inst Aug. 23 during which Rubin was arrested after he released a pig in the center. Magistrate John J. Moran accepted the guilty plea and imposed the fine. Rubin, head of Ihe Youth International Party, also is under indictment on a charge of •solicitation to commit mob action, stemming from disturbances during the Democratic National Convention last August. ARMOR-PLATED COURT FOR TRIAL OF SJRHAN (Continued From Page One) Cardinal Cody Visits The Pope VATICAN CITY (AP) —, John Patrick Cardinal Cody, Archbishop of Chicago, was received in private audience by Pope Paul VI today. The cardinal was in Rome for the consecration Monday of Bishop Paul Marcinkus of Cicero, m. It was not announced what the cardinal and the Pope discussed at the audience. PARASITE Mistletoe is bad for a tree. It is a parasite plant that fastens itself upon the free, penetrates its tissues and draws nourishment from it Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.41%n; No 2 soft red 1.35%n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.21;; No 3 yellow 1.17-20; No 4 yellow 1.16; No 5 yellow 1.10. Oats No 2 extra heavy white IV/ani Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.60y a n.. Soybean oil 8.90n. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)—A declining stock market was pushed lower early this afternoon by news of another important boost in interest rates. As selling pressure increased on a weak market, losses outnumbered gains by about 4 to 1. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was off 2.2 at 352:4, with industrials down 3.2, rails down 1.5, and utilities down .6. Stocks, already suffering from fears of another money crunch such as in 1966, wilted further as major commercial banks hiked their prime rate to a new record of 7 per cent from the previous record! 6% per cent to which it was boosted Dec. 18. The prime rate is the lending rate charged by the biggest banks to their largest patrons with the best credit ratings usually big corporations. It was the third boost in this basic lending rate since Dec. 5 —which signaled a sharp reversal of a then climbing stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was down 10.63 at 926.03. The rise in the prime interest rate was followed immediately by a sharp drop in government bonds. The stock market drop fol lowed Monday's fall of 15.23 in the Dow Jones industrial average. The ticker tape ran three minutes late as selling increased on the news, Alcoa dropped 3, Control Data, Xerox and Illinois Central about 2 each, IBM, Ford, General Motors, Sperry Rand and R.C.A. a point or more. Commonwealth; Oil, down more than a point, was the volume leader thanks to ablock o! 110,000. sares. Right behind it in volume was Kresge, a fractional loser, which traded on a block of 97,000 shares. Other heavily traded 1 losers of a point or so included Armour, Pan American World Airways, Monsanto and Reynolds Tobacco. Pertnzoll, actively traded, dropped nearly 2. Avnet, which opened on a delayed block of 15,300 shares, was up more than 2 points as one of the most active issues. Published comment concerning possible acquisition or merger brought buying to Avnet. Caterpillar, up about V/a, also j bucked the gharp downtrend. I ago for Caryl Chessman, convicted kidnap-rapist who died in the gas chamber in 1960 after 12 years of appeals. David N. Fitts, Lynn Compton and John Howard of the district attorney's office will handle the prosecution. Sirhan's chief attorney, Cooper, is a former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Like Parsons, he is a former deputy district attorney. His greatest fame is a criminal defense lawyer for the past 20 years. The third defense lawyer is Emile Zola Berman of New York City. The government today also freed 10 Viet Cong prisoners at a POW camp outside Bien Hoa for what it termed "humanitart nn purposes." The men, clad in fitsh white shirts and blue trousers, were given the equivalent of $4.25 each as pocket money, loaded in a truck and returned to their native villages. A government spokesman again declined to say whether the release was connected with the freeing New Year's Day of T'iree Americans by the Viet Cong. Jn Saigon, police arrested a suspect in the assassination of Education Minister Le Minh T.i, informed sources said. Tri and his chauffeur were killed by a bomb thrown into their car Monday. The suspect, 'wearing a mili tary uniform, had in his possession the license number of the minister's car and a partial def ription of Tri's daily routine, the sources said. They added it was not known if the man arrested had Viet Cong ties. Combat police were assigned to guard Cabinet ministers fol lowing the assassination and to give them armed escorts when they go out. CIRCUIT COURT Fines assessed in circuit court included: Karl L. Little, Rt. 1, Bonnie, $10 on charge of speeding; Jim Eckert, Liberal, Kansas, $1Q on charge of improper lane useage; Billy R. Sample, Zeigler, $25 on charge of improper clothing during deer season; Howard Davis, Charleston, Mo., $20 on charge of driving too fast for conditions; Robert C. Jaudon, Rock Hill, Mo., $15 on charge of speeding; Shirley A. Halley, Herrin, $15 on charge of speeding. Prices retreated on the American Stock Exchange. NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Industrials 926.03 off 10.63 20 Rails 267.26 off 3.41 15 Utilities 135.58 off 0.86 65 Stocks 335.32 off 3.76 How It Originated The electoral college originated when the framers of the Constitution thought that a convention of qualified electors would be the best way to choose a president. Don Shafer, manager and operator of. Musgrove shoe store, is the new president of King City Retailers Association. He was elected Monday night following a business d i n ner meeting of the association's retiring, holdover and newly elected directors in the Elks Club. He succeeds Arthur Laird of Laird Jewelry store. The association is a division of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. •Other newly elected officers: Robert Nassauer,' The Remnant House, vice president, succeeding Rose Hirons of Rose's, and Charles Sammons, Dollens shoe store, treasurer, replacing Nassauer, The chamber's manager will continue 1o serve the association as secretary. Retiring directors include Miles Chappell, Sears Roebuck; Rose Hirons, Rose's; Marvin Oa- burn, The Fashion Shop, arid Kermit Willmore, P. N. Hirsch and Co. Directors whose terms continues are: Laird; Albert Parker, Albert's; Bill Steffy Steffy- Mitchell home furnish ings; Shafer, Nassauer and Vaughn Chaney, D. H. Wise clothing Co. Participating in the election of 1969 officers were recently elected directors by the membership, including Ivan P i g g, Ivan's flowers; Sammons; Nepthali Sigwerth, Jr., Mammoth Department store, and Lowell Simmons, Western Auto store Chappell was named supervisor of the association's Jordan St. parking lot by the directors. The association set Jan. 2 "i for its previously planned Salute to Industry dinner, with Clifford Bell, Mammoth Department store, as chairman. He will be assisted by Laird; James Jackson , Jackson Jewelry store; Donald Wealer, radio station WMIX, and Robert Thompson, the Register - News. Association members will have top indus trial management as their din ner guests. It was agreed to hold as association member din ner Feb. 10 following a general drive for new members headed by Laird. Nassauer was named chairman of February promotions. Promotional events for several months in the future will be outlined at the Feb. 10 dinner meeting of the members. LEGISLATURE CONVENES ON WEDNESDAY (Continued From Page One) outgoing Democratic Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro. The committee may have a preliminary report later this month. Pay Increase Vetoed The first business on the legislative calendar Wednesday will be whether to attempt an override of Shapiro's veto of a salary-increase for the lawmakers. Republican House Speaker Ralph T. Smith said he would not call for a vote on the override unless he was assured it would get enough Democratic minority votes to be successful. An override would need 118 bipartisan votes in the House and 39 in the Senate. A count of noses favoring the override was to be made by Smith later today. The issue must be decided in one hour by the old 75th General Assembly before the new legislature is sworn in at i.-oon. If the veto is overridden, House members elected last November would immediately receive a $3,000 boost in their annual $9,000 salary. Senators would not qualify for the raise until the 1970 election. As his parting act, Shapiro plans to send to the 76th legislature a message describing the condition of the State with em- piifisis on the financial picture. Republicans will hold an overwhelming 38-20 margin in the Senate and a comfortable 94-82 House majority. With this strong grip. by his parly, Ogilvie is expected to get most of the things he wants in the way of new departments, Tax proposals may be tougher to sell, particularly a state income tax, which has drawn vigorous opposition in the past. The revenue crisis facing Ogilvie and the legislature is pointed up by the fact that budget requests for the next two years already have reached $7 billion, or $1.5 billion more than the present outlay. Although requests usually are slashed before the final budget is approved, Ogilvie has promised to increase state aid to education by a sizeable amount and is confronted by unavoidable increases in public aid and mental health. ; He also must decide, how to get funds for improving the highway system — whether to ec'opt highway study commission recommendations for a gasoline tax boost and higher motor vehicle license fees, or to propose a long-term bond issue. The commission favors a 2 ccnls a gallon increasein the six-cent gas tax COTTON'S BEAUTY — Tears of Joy well in theeyes of Cathryn Louise Muirhead, 10, of Denton, Texas, as she learns that she is 1969 Maid of Cotton. The brown-haired, hazel- eyed sophomore at Texas Woman's University, competed with 19 other beauties from IS states for the title at Memphis, Tenn. (AP Wirephoto) OKAY $291,894 CONTRACT, SEWER, WATER MAINS (Continued From Page One) if possible. First reading of an ordinance for the first 10 per cen cut was held last night and will be ready for a final vote at the mid- January meeting. Councilmen indicated they also want a provision in the ordinance for the cut in 1970, which would be awarded if feasible at that time. Stop Ditch Project Engineer Setzekorn reported to the council that plans for extensive cleaning of the open Bell street ditch have been halted because property owners would not grant permission for city excavating equipment to go over their property. Residents of the area have asked the council to enclose the ditch rather than clean it. Some time ago councilmen told the residents that it would cost $180,000 to enclose the ditch and that the city does not have the money. The city's plan for extensive cleaning did not meet with the approval of the property owners. ....... "Bootlegging" Water? Councilmen last night asked for a thorough check to see if there are "bootleg connections" on the water line from Mt. Vernon to Dix- Kell. Mt. Vernon sells water to the Dix- Kell system and, under the contract, water service is to be extended only to adjacent properties on the main between the towns. Councilmen were told some time ago that water is being furnished to properties that are not adjacent to the line. If there are "bootleg connections" they must be stopped, councilmen said, or the water contract will be abrogated. The council asked Engineer Setzekorn, who will soon become acting city manager, to look into the matter. In other action last night the council : 1. Annexed a property on Fisher's Lane, on the petition of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Summers. 2. Vacated an unused alley between Borden's Market and the Beasley Motel. 3. Transferred $11,000 from the general fund to the sanitation division, to pay salaries and expenses of the department for the rest of the fiscal year. 4. Leased property on Lake Miller to Dr. Alan Anderson. 5. Approved purchase of a second hand car for use of the public works superintendent. 6. Asked that plans drawn for proposed remodeling of the city hall be made available at city hall for inspection and study of the council. 7. Approved December bills as follows — general corporate $8,207.76; sanitation division $685.09 ; park $289.39; civil defense $1,302.91; motor fuel tax $459,; industrial park $111.96; water $9,976.51; sewer $2,482.86. YANKS KILL 48 CONG IN NIGHT CLASH SAIGON (AP) — Battling under the light of flares, a task force of 600 American infantrymen tried to encircle an outnumbered Viet Cong company in the marshy Mekong Delta Monday night The Viet Cong force was believed to number 100 or more, and the Americans reported killing 48 of them. But the rest slipped away sometime before dawn today. U.S. casualties were eight killed! and 11 wounded. Rarely in recent months have Viet Cong troops been brought to battle in such force in the delta. Helicopter-borne infantrymen of the U.S. 9th Division fanned out in the area today, trying to track down the survivors. A U.S. spokesman said the enemy band was evidently a main force Viet Cong company, which normally numbers about 110 to 130 men. Most of the enemy forces in the area have recently been operating in squads or platoons. These groups usually gather only for planned operations, and it was speculated that this force may have been assembled to break the lull in the delta or was on the march to reinforce enemy units closer to Saigon. The fight erupted 1 when a company of the 9th Division's 1st Brigade ran into a concealed bunker complex in a marshy thatch of nipa palms on the north bank of the Mekong River about 69 miles southwest of. Saigon. The Viet Cong opened up from the concealed log bunkers, and the initial fire cut heavily into the Americans. Helicopter gunships came speeding in to blast the Viet Cong with rockets, and more in- fantryiheh were ordered up. As the Americans tried to close a cordon around the Viet Cong, circling flareshlps spewed Gatling gun fire into the enemy position. Reds Escape To River Reports from the battlefield indicated 1 the battered Viet Cong slipped out of their bunkers and made it to the banks of the Mekong a few hundred yards away. Otherwise the day's military reports told of isolated, small- scale actions, and more large caches of enemy'arms and sup-; plies turned up by the constantly patrolling allied forces. The U.S. Command said about 70 tons of munitions and weapons and 112 tons of rice have been found in nine days of sweep operations throughout the country. Much of it was seized in the 3rd Corps area that surrounds Saigon. "The loss of this material and food," said the U.S. Command, "has undoubtedly had! a significant impact on the enemy's ability to initiate and—or sustain combat in certain areas of the country." Report 2 Aiito Wrecks Mo||iiy In Mt. fyernon Two auto accidents were reported by Mt. Vernon police' Monday. At 7:52 p.m. Monday, police said cars driven by Larry J. Rainwater, 20, 236 Burns and Elizabeth S, Miller, 44, 1312 south 18th street, collided! in the' 800 block of Main street. Da* mage to the Rainwater auto was estimated at $100, while the Miller vehicle received approximately $50 damage. Police said Mrs. Miller was ticketed for illegal lane usage. Police said cars driven by David E. Etheridge , 18, 2217 Cherry and Mary K. .Sumner, 19,. 1406 south 26th street, collided at 8:25 p.m. Monday at the corner of 26th and Forest "Ave. Damage to the Etheridge , ver hide was estimated in excess of, $100, while the Sumner auto received approximately. $100 damage . , New Police Cars In Operation In Mt. Vernon Two new city police cars were in operation in Mt. Vernon today. Officers took . delivery of f the two new Ambassadors from, /the Johnson Motor Co. which were, purchased for a total of, $4070 plus trade - in of a 1968 Plymouth and! a 1967 Chevrolet., , Mt. Vernon has three police cars and a motor scooter in use by officers.,, COMPLAINTS ON NEW CITY LANDFILL (Continued From Page -One,) Wife Seeks Divorce From Jailed Husband One suit for divorce was filed In circuit court Monday. Linda Lou Harris has filed a divorce complaint against Clyde Elliott Harris. The defendant was sentenced to a term of not less than one year nor more than eight years in the Illinois State Penitentiary at Menard for the crime of.for­ gery on Jan. 19, 1968, thereby giving the plaintiff grounds for divorce. The couple was married Oct. 9, 1960. She seeks custody of the four children. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Larry Alvis of Kell are the parents of a daughter born at 11:09 o'clock Monday morning, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed four pounds and 15 ounces. county's general fund to the rabies fund to meet.v exjpenses of that department. . 2. Accepted the semi-annual report of the. county : treasurer and circuit clerk. 3. Heard County Treasuerer Leslie Elliott report . that :.$10,-. 347.22 in delinquent personal ta-, xes had been collected, last month. 4. Took under advisement a request that a clean- up campaign be conducted in residential areas beyond the city limits north of Mt. Vernon. The board indicated that,the health officer' will (Check the area. : ._5i : Adjourned "^o February 10. MT. V. MAY HIRE IV NEW EMPLOYES - IN '69 (Continued From Page One) miles of water main.) -.5. Expansion,: of the public works department "to meet the growing street system." (Lewis did not suggest any definite number of newr. employes in the department, .but noted that the department now has 17 workers, five of whom work exclusively in garbage collection and landfill operation. He said that the city's street'system now totals 85 miles, eight to 10 miles more th&n eight years ago. Councilmen .indicated last night that they will make decisions on increasing personnel as they develop the budget and appropriation^ MEETINGS The regular meeting of Amvets Post No. 4 of Mt. Vernon will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. January 8th, at the club rooms: .;•«.,'.. . All members, are urged to attend. " Ray -BaruV Adjutant & yiaminqyit ^ Family Restaurants The attractive, newly built Flaming Pit Rtstaurant scheduled to open shortly on the top floor of the First National Bank Building 10th ft Broadway Mt. Vernon, III. Will be interviewing for the following positions: MANAGER TRAINEES Young (over 21) aggressive men, willing to work .all hours learning all phases of restaurant management. No Experience Necessary Advancement Potential BARTENDERS Capable, high volume, reliable individuals. Inventory and ordering experience preferred. Top wages. Apply In Person At Illinois State Employment Service 225 South 9th St. Mt. Vernon, Illinois Colony Park Wagon Air Conditioned $2395 One of the greatest family cars ever built This 1966 Mercury Colony Park Wagon is a real beauty. It's equipped for your complete comfort and convenience with full power assists and air .conditioning. For your traveling needs It's equipped With third seat and luggage rack. Pick up the keys for an approval drive today. 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