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2— K THE REGISTER-NEWS -r- tyT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1989 DEATHS and F Cletus Essqry Rites Saturday In McLeansboro Inman Cletus Essary, 63, of 335 E. Lorena Avenue, Wood River, a former Hamilton county resident, died at 8 :00 p.m. Tuesday in that city. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Ghoison Chapel in McLeansboro with the Rev. Ernie Essary officiating. Burial will be in the Little Spring cemetery near Dale, HI. The body will lie in state at Ghoison Funeral Home in Mc Leansboro, where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Friday. Mr. Essary was born July 5, 1905, in Dale, HI., the son of Mr. and Mrs, Isom Essary. He was married to Hazel Stone, who survives. Survivors include two sons, Frank Essary of East Alton and Edward Essary of Lakeland, Fla.; two daughters, Patricia Talley of KampsviHe, HI. and Margaret Hart sock of Caseyville; two step-sons, James Stone of Fort Meade, Fla., and Gerald Stone, stationed with the U. S. Army in Virginia; three step-daughters, Mrs. Viola Jones of Bunker Hill, 111., Mrs. Geraldine Boykin of East Alton and Miss Becky Stone of Frostproof, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Edith Thompson of Dale; and 12 grandchildren. | He was a member of the V.F. W. Post 2859 of Wood River. Walter Liptak Of Tulsa Dies; Rites Satuurday Graveside rites for Walter Liptak, 70, Tulsa, Okla., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser with the Rev. Paul Ott officiating. Mr. Liptak died Tuesday In the Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. He was born July 26, 1898 in Streator, HI. He was the son of Andrew and Susanna Liptak. He was married to the former Irene Bright who preceded! him in death. Mr. Liptak is survived by one daughter, Shirley of Tulsa. Clyde Davis, 68, Mt. Vernon, Dies Wednesday Clyde Leonard Davis, 68, 1020 south 20th street, Mt. Vernon, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday in Barnes Hospital in St. Louis where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Davis was one of Jefferson county's best known conservation leaders and had served for a long time on the board of directors of the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsman's Club. He was a former president of the club. He was among the group of sportsmen who have helped southern Illinois become one of the best quail hunting areas in the nation. Mr. Davis took a leading role in the successful fight two years ago to save the quail raising program at the Mt Vemon State Game Farm. Funeral services for Mr. Davis will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Frank L. Trotter officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 17, 1901 in Jefferson county. He was married to Collene Deming in Eldorado on March 26, 1932. He was a shoe worker for the International Shoe Co. in Mt. Vernon. Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Neil of Chicago. Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 6 p.m. Friday. Herschel Allen Rites Friday East Of Kell Herschel Elexander Allen, 79, died at his home in Rome Township at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Christian Home Church east of KeH with the Rev. Guy Roney and the Rev. John Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Allen is survived by his wife Lizzie Agnes; one son, Ivan of Iuka; two brothers, Charles of Streator and Val of Anaheim, Calif.; six grandchildren and one step grandchild. Friends may call at the Osborn Funeral Home in Kell after 6 p.m. today. William K. Couch Dies Friday In Mt. Vernon William K. Couch, 66, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died Wednesday in St. Dominic's Hos pital in Jackson, Miss. Graveside sevices for Mr. Couch will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Oakwood Cemetery. The body will lie in state after 10 a.m. Friday at the Pulley Funeral Home. Mr. Couch was born April 4, 1902 in Mt. Carmel. He was married to the former Iene Williams who survives. He served 40 years with Swift and Co. After his retirement from Swift he was employed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Besdies his wife, Mr. Couch is survived by one son, William K. Couch, Jr. of East Long Meadow, Mass.; two daughters, Mrs. Dale Bartholomous of Wilmette, HI., and Mrs. Ray Riss of San Rafel, Calif.; four brothers, Dr. Ralph A. Couch of St. Louis, Dr. Kenneth E. Couch of Arnold, Mo., Joseph Coach of Orange, Calif., and Charles Couch of Covina, Calif.; and fjve grandchildren. Jewel McKitrick Rites Saturday In Mt. Vernon Jewel Auburn McKitrick, 68, 602 south 22nd street, died at 2:10 a.m. today in the Ctood Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Casey Ave. Baptist church with the Rev. Buss Hart and the Rev. Bob Atchison officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens. Mr. McKitrick, who owned and operated McKitrick Wholesale Distributing Co., was born in Wayne County on Aug. 23, 1901. He was the son of Frank and Ora Edwards McKitrick. He was married to the former Corine Weaver in Sims on June 1, 1922. Mr. McKitrick was the superintendent of the Sunday school and a deacon at the Casey Ave. Baptist church. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Scott of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Deloris Edmison of Opdyke and Mrs. Velma Ellis of Belle Rive; one son, Auburn of Sims; two brothers, Elza of Fairfield and Virgil of Carterville; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Farris of Fairfield and Mrs. Mildred Smith of Geff and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son. Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 4 p.m. Friday. Former Local Resident Dies Today In Texas Bessie Johnson, 78, a former Mt. Vernon resident, died at 6 a.m, today in Baird, Tex. Funeral services are incomplete today in Baird, Tex. Mrs. Johnson was born in Mt. Vernon on May 17, 1891. She was the daughter of Bill and Sarah Kern. She was married to Wade Johnson who survives. Besides her husband, Mrs. Johnson is survived by one son, one daughter, and two sisters, Mrs. Ray Smith of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Jennie Lewis of Bluford. Markets Hit. "Veriloti Hog Market Prices Mfere unchanged today-. The top was 18.75 and 19.00 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 18.50 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.00 to 15.00. Boars were 9.00 to 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 1.22. Soybeans 2.48. Corn 1.08. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange — Butter steady. 90 score Cars 65 off M Miscellaneous 90 score 64& off 93, 92, 89 score unchanged. E^gs — tone was weak. White large 46, off 2; medium 45 oti 2. Balance of market unchanged. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.41%n; No 2 soft red wheat 1.35%n; No 2 yellow com 1.22; No 2 extra heavy white oate 755* n; No 1 yellow soybeans 2.61%n. HIGHWAY DEATH SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) Mrs. Connie JHUFerando, 40, of Springfield, was Wiled Wednesday night in an auto collision on U.S. 66 south of Springfield, with blankets Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Mable Fields. 226 North 4th. Minnie M. Rector, Route 2, Mt. Vernon. Bradley Moss, 1224 South 10th. Discharged: Kathleen Troutt, Woodlawn. Clyde James Aydt, Dahlgren. Thomas W. Devine. Good Samaritan Admitted: Adaline Smith, 1411 White. Elmer Rainey, 516 South 21st. Herbert Featherstun, 916 So. 19th. Rose Edmond, 510% Grant. Max Pruden, Salem. Sebum Phelps 609 South 19th. Mary Haley, Waltonville. Ben Nadolski, Ashley. Leon Wright, 824 Apricot. Robert Welkins, 3 Royal Place. Claude Garrett, Kinmundy. Harrison Hughey, 315 Broadway. Maxey Claybourn, 514 South 13th. Discharged: M. J. Sigwerth, 432 South 23rd. Debra Klein, 315 North 15th Marjorie Ellis, 909 South 24th, Marsha Snyder, 1200 South 28th. Robert Archer, 15 Sunset Dr, Maria Annette McKinney, 224 Grant Lisa Sledge , Belleville. Charles Logan, Ashley. Griffin Buthrum, Route 1, Mt. Vernon. Sadie Lustig, 707 South 10th. Charles Brown, 1105 Perkins Debra Helpington, Texico. Edward Michael, 837 Airport Road, Estella Page, 506 South 7th. Jerome Hefner, Bonnie. Snowbound In Cor 8 Hours FERGUS FALLS, Mirm. (AP) —-A Breckenridge, Minn., woman was rescued by snowplows about midnight Wednesday after being trapped in her snowed- in car for nearly 8 hours on a state highway near Fergus Falls. Mrs. Emily Bogenreef stayed with her stalled oar, kept warm by wrapping herself Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)-The stock market rallied early Thursday, with the Dow-Jones industrial average regaining in the first 90 minutes of trading double what it lost the previous day. The Dow jumped 9.38 to 930.63, as stocks moved higher with gains substantially outnumbering losses. Trading was below the pace set Wednesday with 3.61 million shares changing hands in the first hour. Gold stocks generally were higher as prices for the metal continued high in European markets. American South African moved up 1% to 64%, while Campbell Redlake advanced % to 37%. Airlines were up fractionally, while steels, which had increased prices of nickel-bearing stainless items, gained slightly. Gulf Resources and American Smelting & Refining also gained fractionally after the companies hiked the price of zinc. Goodrich is eighth on the most-active list, up 2% to 52%, following an announcement that Lowe's Theatres is buying into the rubber company. Loew's is up Yi to 54. NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Industrials 930.76 up 9.51. I'O Rails 265.90 up 1.01. 15 Utils 134.07 off 0.32. 65 stocks 335.04 up 2.06. SIRHAN ENTERS COURT—Sirhan Bishara Sirhan provided this study as he entered a Los Angeles Superior courtroom to go on trial charged with murder In slaying of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan wore a grey suit and blue tie. (AP Wirephoto) US Bottle Dei lowest In II Weeks Local Woman Injured In Wreck Today Wilma Ellis, Rt. 7 —Mt. Vernon was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital by the Litton Ambulance Service today with injuries suffered in an 11 a.m. accident. Jefferson county deputy sheriff Harold Chambliss said a car driveri by Mrs. Ellis and a truck driven by Ronald Bigley, Rt. 1 Bluford, collided on the Harmony Road. Bigley was not injured. Details of —the accident were not immediately available. HAMILTON COUNTY WAS EPICENTER OF EARTHQUAKE (Continued From Page One) WILL LIMIT BILLS IN THE LEGISLATURE (Continued From Page One) the foiennium. Limit Bill Introduction Arrington announced plans to sharpen up procedures which during the 75th General Assem bly put limits on bill introduc t ; ons. A record total of 4,298 were introduced. Arrington said this might have been cut by 2,000 if rules he proposes for this session had been in effect. Smith also said he was con sidering rules to get rid of duplication of bills and to set cutoff dates for introduction of certain measures. Arrington said only bills of o general character could be introduced until April. Thereafter only revenue and appropriation bills would be acceptably unless the committee on rules recommended otherwise. "We are going to be hard- nosed on forbidding bills to be referred to a second reading without reference to committee," he added. . . this is a device to sneak bills past committee study. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Crouch of Bluford are the parents ot a daughter born at 8:55 o'clock Wednesday evening, in Good Su- maitan Hospital. She weighed nine pounds and eight ounces has been named Tammy Lynn. -O -O- -0- Mr, and Mrs. Kenneth Sheridan of Ina are the parents ot a son born at 12:12 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in Good Samaritan Hosptial. He weighed seven pounds and 14 ounces and has been named Jeffrey Wayne. displacement of rodk strata) and fault movements that are the immediate cause of earthquakes. The point of origin, or epicenter, o? the November earthquake, just north of Broughton in Hamilton County, is near an area of numerous faults. Ex- home southern Illinois, along with southeastern Missouri, nc.rthoast Arkansas, and western Tennessee and Kentucky, lies in a region known to be faulted. It is subject to fairly frequent quakes, but the release of energy usually occurs as small shocks that cause little or no damage. After the November earthquake, the State Geological Survey conducted inquiries concerning damage or unusual effects the quake caused. Data obtained in the canvas are given in Her- goki's report. No serious dam- 1 age was suffered, except by a few structures in the immediate vicinity of the epicenter. The earthquake report is No. 24 in the Survey's Environmental Geology Notes series and is available free of charge from the Illinois State Geological Sur vey, Natural Resources Building, Urbana, 111. 61801. The Geological Survey is division of the Department Registration and Education. a of SLAYER OF 2 FBI MEN SURRENDERS (Continued From Page One) Circuit Court Fines assessed in circuit court included: Verle F. Moore, Texaco, 10 on charge of no valid safety sticker; Cyrus C. Wood, Jr., Bluford, 15 on charge of careless driving: Henry A. Shurtz, Waltonville, $10 on charge of failure to yield right of way; Alfred P. Tretter, Allentown, Pa., $12 on charge of speeding; Frank N. Nelson, Harvard, 111., $10 on charge of following too closely; Dennis L. Boyer, 1916 Richview Rd., $10 on charge, of improper lighting: Cecil E. Craft, Memphis. Tenn., $500 on charge of illegal transportation of ^liquor found by a policeman lying one atop the other after a report was broadcast that a policeman had been shot. Two helicopters hovered over the rundown section bordered by a wooded area as law officers, many wearing armored vests, searched along a stream bed and began combing nearby houses. The attic where Bryant was found was only a few blocks from the scene of the slayings. Bryant was wanted for escaping from the federal Lorton Reformatory Aug. 2, when he crashed a car through a chain- link fence. He had served less than a year of an 18-to-54-year sentence for robbing a Maryland Savings and Loan firm. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound' Bryant, a skilled auto repairman and a native of Mt. Olive, N.C., had lived "for at least two or three years" at the apartment where the agents were slain, its manager, Harry Cohen, said. Robert Ross, who lives in the building where Bryant was captured, said his wife heard noises in the attic shortly after noon. After they persisted into the evening, he called police. Police Capt. Charles M. Monroe, head of the Special Operations Division, called into the attic and asked if Bryant was there. The man called back through a trap door that he was Bryant, and Monroe ordered him to throw down his weapons. A revolver came through the trap door, and Bryant followed it. Monroe described him meek. Woodriffe was married and had two children. He became an agent in May 167 and was assigned to Washington last Feb. 28 after being stationed in Cleveland. Palmisano was married but had no children. He joined the FBI in 190 as a clerk and became an agent in 1967 in Charlotte, N. C. He came to Wash- ginton last Oct. 20. POLICE CHIEF NAMED ROBINSON, DL (AP) — The City Council of Robinson last night named Harry Poe, a veteran of 22 years of service, as its new police chief. Poe replaces Norman T. Richards who will step down Feb. 1 after 30 years of police work. , as In Sirhan Trial Start Jury Questioning By Monday LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jury selection apparently will not start until Monday in the Sirhan Bishara Sirhan trial on charges of murdering Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Defense motions took up most of Wednesday, as they did Tuesday's opening session, and de- fecne counsel prepared more for submission today. However, Grant B. Cooper, one of three defense attorneys, said the defense and prosecution had agreed-rafter a closed session in the chamber of Judge Herbert V. Walker—to begin questioning prospective jurors no later than Monday. The trial had its first witness Wednesday—an expert on juries. William A. Goodwin, the Los Angeles County jury commissioner, testified on how prospective jurors are selected, Sirhan, 24, a Jordanian who came to this country with his family as a boy, listened attentively. The second session tested! less than an hour. I Cooper argued that the list of prospective jurors should be set aside on the grounds of not comprising "a true cross section of the community." Defense attorneys raised the possibility that motions for a mistrial or change of venue may be made. Cocounsel Russell B. Parsons told newsmen that the defense would be prepared to present evidence in support of a motion regarding "the saturation of publicity in this area." He said the defense is concerned about the amount and character of news stories in local news media. Entire World Informed Parsons declined to answer directly if this meant that the defense would seek to move the trial elsewhere. But he referred questioners to earlier defense statements that there were few places in the world where the case had not been greatly publi cized. Would this mean a motion for a mistrial was more likely? "I would say so," Parsons replied. Sirhan, 24, is accused of murdering Kennedy and wounding five bystanders last June 5 just after Kennedy had claimed vie tory in California's Democratic presidential primary election. The slim, dark-complexioned defendant smiled and waved at his mother and two brothers a.s he was led into court and sat a the long counsel table. Mary Sirhan, 55, was at the rear of the room with her sons Adel, and Munir, 21. Drapes Over Steel Plates Again newsmen and the few spectators were thoroughly searched by sheriff's deputies before teinj» admitted to the courtroom, where drape-covered steel plates over the windows are further precautions aganist any attempt on Sirhan's life. Cxiper presented motions to set aside the lit of prospective for the trial and to quash the indictment. Judge Walker, as Wednesday's session ended, left rulings on both in abeyance until later in the proceeding. EDITORIAL EMPLOYES STRIKE AP (Continued From Page One) ble. "The Guild is demanding a form of the Guild shop and The Associated Press, which has had a contract with the Guild for more than 20 years without such a provision, firmly believes that if the AP is to maintain its standards of objectivity in the eyes of the reading public, which is essential, it cannot force its news employes into any organization including a union." $48 Week Raise An AP spokesman noted that its proposal contained the largest wage offer ever made by The Associated Press, representing an increase of $48 in some cities and $43 in others. The total package runs to $5,700,000, including $600,000 for pension improvement. The Guild originally demanded a $280 minimum in two years and a 28-hour work week. Tuesday the union revised its demands to the $264 weekly scale and a 37ya-hour work week. The AP said it was told by Byrnes that the Guild Shop was one of two key issues on the un-' ion's agenda. — AP's original wage offer was a $245 top scale, increased to $250 in its final proposal last Friday. Bargaining for a new agreement stretched over five weeks. The contract originally was to have expired Dec. 31, but it was extended six times. The AP asked Guild negotiators Friday to submit its final proposal to the membership, and offered to extend the contract for the time required. The union declined and instead called for strike authorization. 87 CUBANS MAKE ESCAPE FROM CASTRO (Continued From Page One) Area Cities Receive Motor Fuel Tax Money Illinois Municipalities have been allotted $6,346,491 as their share of the Motor Fuel Tax paid into the state treasury during December 1968, according to the Department of Public Works and Buildings. Mt. Vernon received $11,073, while Centralia was allotted $10,915. McLeansboro's share amounted to $2,054. base. One of the leaders said the escape began early Monday when the group stole a truck in Havana and began a 600-mile westward journey to the base, picking up passengers as they went. By the time they reached the base, more than 120 were crammed into the truck. "We parked the truck about 600 meters from the base and ran for it," said one of the men. "The men carried the children ... and a lot of those who didn't make it were women and child-en." He estimated about 30 members of the group failed to get across the base's barbed wire fence. "We ran like rabbits and fell over each other when the guards began firing," said a slim youth. "Then they turned loose about a dozen dogs. I think they were Russian dogs, big, black dogs." "Shootings there are not unusual," said the 18-year-old. "About 1,000 persons must have lost their lives in the past year trying to get inside." In Washington, the Navy refused to discuss the incident, which is the normal policy. Hundreds of Cuban workers used to cross daily to jobs on Guantanamo but six years ago the Cuban army stopped the crossings and cleared a wide Awath of brush away from the chain-link fence girding the base. Cuban machine-gun posts now surround the perimeter. By GEORGE MC ARTHUR Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — U.S. casualties in Vietnam last week were the lowest in 11 weeks, reflecting the continuing lull in the ground war. South Vietnamese and enemy casualties also were considerably less than the week before. The U.S. Command an nounced today that 101 Americans were killed in action last week and 599 were wounded, the lowest American casualties since the week of Oct. 13-19, when 100 were killed and 589 were wounded. South Vietnamese hadquar- ters reported 150 government troops killed and 602 wounded, a sizable decrease from the 279 killed and 901 wounded the previous week. The two —commands reported at least 1,846 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed, compared with 2,135 the week before. The report for the last week of 1968 brought the total American combat casualties since Jan. 1, 1961, to 30,644 killed, 192,926 wounded and 1,238 missing or captured; in those eight years, the U.S. Command said, at least 431,736 of the enemy have been killed. In the seven and a half months after the preliminary peace talks opened in Paris on May 13, a —total of 7,693 Americans, 9,020 South Vietnamese military personnel, and 83,180 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese were reported killed. Despite more than 100 allied sweeping operations under way throughout South Vietnam, only fleeting and scattered contact with Viet Cong, and North Vietnamese forces was reported again today. The sweeps continued to uncover significant enemy stocks of food and weapons. One U.S. air cavalry unit bagged eight bicycles in working condition northwest of Saigon. Harassing Viet Cong mortar and rocket fire fell on two provincial capitals, a district town and an American artillery camp during the night, military authorities reported. They said damage and casualties were light. The shellings were in line with the Viet Cong's recent strategy: a hit-and-run war of attribition while avoiding major risks or battles. Their targets were the highland city of Kontum, the district town of Lai Thleu eight miles from Saigon and a U.S. 25th Infantry Division camp in rubber plantation country about 40 miles northwest of Saigon. Three government pacification workers were reported killed in Lai Thieu. The U.S. Command said the heaviest ground fighting in the country Wednesday occurred 60 miles north of Saigon where troops of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division encountered a — Nort Vietnamese force and called in helicopter gunships and artillery. Twenty-seven North Vietnamese bodies were found; fourteen Americans were wounded four of them seriously. The Viet Cong radio was trying to inspire student demonstrations in Saigon today in observance of the 19th anniversary of the founding of the Viet Minn Student Liberation Movement. Some minortiy Buddhist groups had hinted they might join any dempnstrtaions, but the broadcast appeal apparentlj went unheeded. Thieu Firm On Talks On the political front. President Nguyen Van Thieu reiterated today that he would "never accept" Ihe Viet Cong's National Liberation Front as an equal party to the Paris peace talks. Thieu also welcomed President-elect Nixon's appointment of Henry Cabot Lodge, the former ambassador to South Vietnam, to the post of chief U.S. negotiator at the talks. "We believe that Ambassador Lodge knows South Vietnam and understands South Vietnam's problems better than anyone else," Thieu said. Thieu denied his government was delaying the start of the talks. "The only thing we demand," he said, "is that it is a two-sided conference to discuss very fast and end very fast the war. That is what we want." Counties (Set Motor Fuel Tax Funds i Illinois counties have been allotted $4,561,540 as their share of the Motor Fuel Tax paid into the state treasury during December, 1968, the Department of Public Works and Buildinps reported today. Area, counties receiving funds included: Jefferson county, $15,880; Hamilton county, $5,000; Wayne county, $12,546 White county $11,934. and Two Accidents Here Yesterday Two major accidents were reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday. A collision at 1:50 p.m. at Shawnee and Brief streets, involved cars driven by Greta P. Rost, 46, Route 3, McLeansboro and Samuel L. Shaw, 44, 2403 Pace Avenue. Both cars were damaged over $100. Two cars were damaged over $100 each in an accident at 5:10 p.m. at 15th and College. The drivers were Gilbert F. Hart. 48, 604 Oak and Anna S. Peay, 22, 608 south 15th. Hart was charged with illegal transportation of liquor. TV Antenna Falls On Power Lines A television antenna fell last r.tght on top of power lines at 13th and Cherry streets. Police notified the Illinois Power Company and the antenna was removed from the lines. Robin Sighted -Spring Near? Gus Smith, 707 south 22nd street, reported that he saw the first robin of the year today at his home. Smith said that "Spring must be just around the corner." MEETINGS The Mildred Sherrod Federated Club will meet tonight, January 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Edith James, 421 South 13th. All members are urged to attend. Esther Mae Turner, President. Price Of Gold Near Peak Today LONDON (AP)—The price of gold shot up to near peak levels on European free markets t> day. Speculators returned to the metal amid renewed concern about the international monetary situation, caused in part by the U. S. interest rate rise and Middle-East tensions. In London the price for an ounce of gold was fixed at $42.50, only 10 cents below *he free market peak reached last May. In Zurich the pi ice rose 030 cents to 42.40 and Frankfurt followed with a 32-cent gain to 40.81. On the Paris open market, an ounce was $45.23, the highest in six months. The pound sterling stood at $2.3848 on the foreign exchange markets near closing—a rise of four points from the opening level. This was mainly due to New York coming in as a buyer. Russian Post Russia once established a post of the coast of California. In 1812, a group of Russian fur traders established Fort Ross, less than 100 miles north of San Francisco, but they sold their land in 1841 and left the country. NOTICE Dorothy Hunfman 500 So. 19th Street —was the lucky winner of $60.00 In catalog merchandise during Sears Dec. 80 catalog call in for specials. No Purchase Was Necessary SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO. MARVIN SAYS: Thrifty Special 64 Ford Galaxie $895 A top value In a lower priced car. 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