Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 7, 1969 · Page 4
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 4

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 7, 1969
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1^69 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mr. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Buiintit Manager ORIAN METCALF . Newt Editor JOHN RACKAWAY * Sports Editor GUY HENRY . . ...City Editor „—— — .Society Editor —.—.- —•...•Adve'tljing Manager ...........—.—....._......„...Plant Superintendent NADINE ALLISON ROBERT K. THOMPSON CHARLES DEITZ MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively intitled to us* for the publication of all news credited to it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also the local news puulished therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid In advene*. By Mail, Jefferson County end adjoining counties, 1 year„„.„) 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 m o n t h s $3.50; 1 month 4 1.25 3y mell outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within ISO miles; 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 month* $5.50; per single month.-....! 2.50 Outslda 150 miles, 1 yaar $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 monlht $6.00; 1 month $2.75. Delivered by carrier in city per week „ AO How lllinoisans Voted On Electoral Challenge One World! A Thought For Today Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.—II Cor. 3:17. The spirit of man grows in freedom; Bernard B. Baruch, American financier. it withers in chains.— Editorial . . . New Concept For Trains Of Future O NE OF THE MOST intriguing ideas yet proposed to meet the mass transportation needs of the mobile American population is Gravity-Vacuum Transit—a system whereby trains without engines of any kind would be propelled at fantastic speeds through the bowels of the earth by pneuumatic pressure and the force of gravity. The concept was recently described at a meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Imagine an airtight underground tube connecting two cities, or two points within a city, both of which are at the same elevation. The tube is not straight but curves downward, like a flattened V, with its depth depending upon the distance between stations. The tube is sealed off from stations by valves. To propel a train, which is at rest in the station at atmospheric pressure, the tube ahead of it is evacuated by electrically operated pumps (the only power equipment needed) to a pressure l*40th that of atmospheric pressure. When the valve ahead of the train is opened, air pressure drives the train ahead on rails and gravity accelerates it smoothly and comfortably down the slope. The valve closes behind the train. As the train compresses the air ahead of it and as it climbs the opposite slope, it slows at an increasing rate. When the air has been compressed to atmospheric pressure, the valve located just before the next station opens automatically, then closes again as the train comes to a stop in the station. The beauty part is that, unlike conventional vehicles, the energy of a GVT train is recovered when it steps. For example, a speeding GVT train has an energy content equal to $5 worth of electricity, but when it comes to a stop, some $3 worth of this energy is stored and is reused to start the train again. Thus it is estimated that the actual cost of moving 1,600 people over three miles at an average speed of 112 m.p.h. would be about $2. A- gravity-pneumatic connection between Washington, D.C.. and Dulles International Airport, using tunnels running to a depth of 2,000 feet, could handle 2,000 to 6,000 passengers an hour at speeds up to 300 m.p..h. covering the 24-mile distance in six minutes. It could be built for less than $150 million, its proponents claim, because such tunnels would be easier and cheaper to dig than present "cut and cover" operations done near the surface. WASHINGTON (AP)—Both of Illinois senators voted against the resolution of Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D-Maine and Rep. James G. O'Hara, D-Mich., to invalidate a vote of a Republican North Carolina elector cast for George C. Wallace. The measure was defeated 5833 in the Senate and 229 to 169 in the House of Representatives. Republican Sens. Everett Dirksen and Charles Percy voted against the measure. In the House, the vote by Illinois representatives was: Democrats for — Kenneth -O- -O- -0- Gray, Abner Mikva, William T. Murphy, Melvin Price, George E. Shipley, Sidney R. Yates. Republicans for—Edward J. Derwinski. Democrats against — Roman C. Pucinski. Republicans against -rr John B. Anderson, Leslie C. Arends, Harold R. Collier, John N. Erlenborn, Paul Findley, Robert McClory, Robert H. Michael, Charlotte R. Reid, Donald! Rumsfeld, William L. Springer. Efectora Challenge Fails Nixon Carries Wallace State, Gets Rule TV Station Staged Pot Party A GVT network proposed for the metropolitan New York area could cut commuting time between 42nd Street and North Yonkers or Paterson. N.J., to about 14 minutes, with stops every two or three miles. Speeds as high as 420 m.p.h. are envisioned in, tunnels as deep as 3,500 feet over longer distances between cities. Other advantages cited for the GVT include: No air pollution or above-ground eyesores, virtually no outside noise, no right-of- way problems and no mid-run stoppage due to electrical blackouts or engine failure. It sounds almost too good to be true, but engineers have built a working model—and it works. PURPLE HEART FOR PUEBLO SKIPPER—Commander Lloyd Bucher, skipper of the USS Pueblo, receives Purple Heart medal from Rear Admiral Horace D. Warden, left, commandant of U.S. Naval Hospital at San Diego in ceremonies there. Nine other members of the Pueblo crew received Purple Hearts for wounds received during capture of the ship by North Koreans. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (AP) - A pot parly filmed and broadcast by WBBM-TV, a Chicago television Station, "was prearranged for the benefit of CBS," an examiner for the Federal Communications Commission found Monday. The examiner, James D. Cunningham, announced to the commission his findings concerning the broadcast of a marijuana smoking party broadcast by WBBM, a CBS station, Nov. 1 and 2, 1967. Hearings on alle- ga'.ons, denied by CBS, that the affair had been prearranged were held in Chicago for 11 days starting last Oct. 8. 'ihe pot party had been described by WBBM-TV as taking place on the campus of-Northwestern University in suburban Evanston. Cunningham found it took place in a building near university structures but which was not owned by the university. WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite defeat of an effort to change the vote of a maverick presidential elector, many congressmen remain hopeful for some electoral reform this year. "Electoral reform is inevitable in the first session of the 91st Congress," Senate Minority Leader Everett M. Dirksen said Monday after the resolution was defeated 229 to 169 in the House and 58 to 33 in the Senate. Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D- Maine, who cosponsored the resolution with Rep. James G. O'Hara, D-Mich., said 1 the debate did not reassure hi m of chances for specific change. The resolution was propmpted by Dr. Lloyd W. Bailey of Rocky Mount, N.C., who voted' for George Wallace, even though President-elect Nixon carried the state. Only rarely has an elector voted counter to the popular vote in his state. Official certification of the electoral vote was held up over two hours while the House and Senate debated the challenge separately. They reconvened the joint session again in the House chamber after defeating the resolution and heard 1 results announced as Nixon 301, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey 191 and Wallace 46. The man who started it all— Bailey—said he was "delighted Congress had the courage and integrity to uphold the Constitution and their oath of office." "The most vital point in the whole issue is that if the Electoral College is now abolished we will have a pure democracy and no democracy in history has survived," said the Rocky Mount, N.C., eye specialist. He said he favored a change in the system to have electors their districts voted. "This is the way I voted—the way my district .did," he said. Today In Washington WASHINGTON (AP) Variety Answer to Previous Pu»t« m ACROSS 1 Soft-finned . ttsh 7 Come to pass 13 Artificial trout fly 14 Eluded 15 Formal - procession 16 Cylindrical 17 Turf spade (Anglo-Ir.) 18 Flowers 19 Bitter vetch 21 Doctrine 22 Frigid 25 Possessive pronoun 27 Scrutinize 31 Hail! 32 Diamond — 33 Hawaiian pepper 34 Cognizance 35 Before 36 Tear 37 Epochal 39 Seine 40 Scatters, as hay 41EaBt(Fr.) 43 Mariner's direction 45——Sound, arm of the 'Pacific 48 Experience 52 Biblical mountain 54 Sauce ingredient 55 Hotel - 5SAgreeable fragrances 57 Makes vigilant 58 Hydrocarbon DOWN 1 Percolates 2 Asian lake 3 Italian coin 4 Lamented 5 Of greater age 6 Born 7 Wager 8 Tinkers to — to Chance 9 Billiard shots 10 Poems 11 Apportion 12 Biblical name 20 Perfectly quiet 21 Small isles 22 Pastry 23 Above 24 Soviet river 26 Weary 28 Solicitude 29 Greedy- 30 Snoozes 38 Malign looker 40 Beverage vessel 42 Begin 44 Fixed look 45 Two-edged sword 46 Russian river 47 Donated 49 Artistic strewing 50 Across (prefix; var.) 51 Essential being 53 Tons (ab.) 54 Vehicle national debt, inching toward its legal ceiling of $365 billion, rose to a year-end total of $361.2 billion in 1968, the ports. The year's increase was 4 per | fl ie cent, or $15.3 billion. Unless Congress raises the ceiling it can rise no more than another $3.8 billion. At the same time, the Treasury reported Monday that 1968 sales of various kinds of savings bonds—a major component of the debt—totaled nearly $5 billion. But that was $6 billion below 1967 sales. Bond owners also woe cashing them in faster than in 1967. Redemptions rose from $4.5 billion, at cost price, to $4.9 billion. Treasury securities, savings bonds and other public issues account for $296 billion of-the national debt. Another $59 billion is in special issues such as those of the Civil Service retirement fund and Social Security trust funds. The \ been determined purely by laws of chance, a House Small Business subcommittee says. In its formal report, based on Treasury re-hearings held last year, the j group asks .for quick action by Federal Trade Commission to "correct the abuses" listed in the report. The group, headed by Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., also urged the FTC to see that service station operators are not pressured or coerced to handle games sponsored by their suppliers. And it says legislation to prohibit the games should be introduced in Congress if the FTC doesn't take proper action. i! V 2 V F r- Jf 9 IT IT 12 13 14 15 16 11 • 1* anjir ilililH lilM Hiifilil j 31 • ii m m II Z • • 34 II 37 1 \ , il 41 «r 46 •7 41 60 62 W U BB 16 of SI T (Ntw$p$0*r intttftim Am.) WASHINGTON (AP) - A review of consumer credit—perhaps dealing with unsolicited credit cards—is promised by a Missouri congresswoman with j two vantage points from which 1 to look at credit problems. ; Rep. Leonor K. Sullivan, a Democrat, is chairman of the House Banking Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs and a member of the new Commission on Consumer Protection. The Commission, she said, will undertake "a review of the entire area of consumer credit. The matter of unsolicited credit cards might very well be one of the major items we look into." She is especially worried about unsolicited credit cards. t believe in convenience in shopping," she said, "but we. are going absolutely haywire. Not only are these things being sent out unsolicited, but some of them are coming in unsealed envelopes." Capital Footnote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S. Office, of Education says a new law making it possible to borrow money under the Guaranteed Student-Loan^ Program, regardless of what state a student lives in, has gone into operation. Before the new law, loans to students who lived in states other than the one in which they went to school could not: be insured. WASHINGTON (AP) - Winners In gasoline station promotion game? have not always Capital Quote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS "We have just witnessed one ol the most creative and productive years in the entire history of Congress."—-President Johnson, paying a nostalgic visit to Capitol Hul with Mrs., Johnson Monday evening. NOTICE ROOF TROUBLE?' . No Job Too Small Or Too JLarge. MIDWEST RFC. CO. 244-1907 Law For Today... HARDER TO DIVORCE SPOUSE IN SERVICE: Q. Is it true that divorce papers can't be served on a soldier or sailor with an APO or FPO address? A. Divorce papers can be served on a serviceman—regardless of .his rank or what kind of address he has. However, if he ignores them, it will be impossible to secure a decree. A person can divorce a spouse serving in the Armed Forces only if the spouse or his attorney files an appearance in the case, or if the spouse signs a military waiver. It is ordinarily impossible to get a divorce by default from a spouse in the service because of the protection given servicemen by the federal Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act. The Act requires that before a decree can be granted an affidavit has to be filed stating whether the person being divorced is in military service. If the person is serving in [ the Armed Forces, a court will '< normally slay the proceedings— unless the person has waived his immunity under the Act. The court can appoint an attorney to represent the spouse but the attorney has no power to waive the spouse's rights without authority from the spouse. / —Illinois State Bar Association . , RIGHTS TO BASE By a treaty signed early in this century, the United States is entitled to stay in Guanlana- mo Bay, Cuba, as long as it desires on payment of a yearly J rental fee of $2,000.- The base has been operated by the U.S. j Navy since it was captured during the Spanish-American War. SELECTED — William P. Rcgers, 55, has been chosen by President-elect Nixon to be secretary of state in his administration. Rogers has served as U.S. Attorney General before. LIQUOR—WINE—GIN CHAMPAGNE—MIXES BEER Hot or Cold by the Case Other Beverages Bar Accessories SPECIAL PRICES WOODEN INDIAN Open Evenings Free Parkins In Rear Free Delivery • Pb. 343-0474 STADIUM Pit. 242-5863 PETER SE JlTliff AUCEB WE YOU Juan NOW SHOWING 7:00. and 8:45 Today In History Py THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Jan. 7, the seventh day of 1969. There are 358 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On tliia date in 1953, President Harry S. Truman announced that the United States had developed a hydrogen bomb. On this date- In 1789, the first U.S. presidential election was held. In 1800, the 13th American president, Millard Fillmore, was bom in a log cabin in Cayuga County, N.F. In 1927, radio telephone service opened between New York and London. In 1938, Joseph P. Kennedy was appointed United States ambassador to Great Britain. In 1952, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower sfonounced that he was a Republican and said he would answer what he .termed "a clear-cut call to political duty." In 1965, Indonesia President Sukarno said his nation was quitting the'United Nations. Ten years ago . . . The United States recognized the new revolutionary government of Fidel Castro in Cuba. Five years ago ... The sec­ ond session of the 88th Congress opened, with tax: reduction and civil rights the top legislative projects. One year ago ... History's fourth human heart transplant took place at Stanford, Calif.' Children Find $1,600 In Cash EAST PEORIA, HI. (AP) — Four children walked into a police station Sunday with money envelopes containing $l,fc00 in cash and 1 a $810 check they said they found on the street. They were rewarded $2 each. Through the printed envelopes police located Jess Chewning, the owner of the money, who gave the children the. reward. Chewning said he absent-mindedly left the money in a paper bag on the hood of his car as he drove away from a radio and TV store he owns. The children were Lind!a Aurie, 11, her brother, Robert, 10, Ronnie Vaughn 13, and his Hiro- ther Randy, 11. BERRY'S WORLD 196S by NEA,'he, '.'Bit-. 2 you leave for the office, I think you should know —you're wearing my Yves St. Laurent pants!" Starts Wednesday —G For General Audiences— —M-G-M mesons A DOUGLAS LAURENCE PRODUCTlON'or«*w« ELVIS PRKSIJEV -•"J"?'-. /J^ovw ^oti-How-.. : :.-V;. :: Y ALlY¥UEQ ALlYYLE pANAV!SiON»anrJ METROCOLOR Plus 2nd General Audience Feature PANAVISIONN METROCOUM —ENDS TONIGHT— J3WD "%illltl , 7:00 And 9:00 PM. in (he MUL REWWiqt prtxfaeBM

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