Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 9, 1969 · Page 4
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Thursday, January 9, 1969
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4— A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Ml. Vernon. Ilfinoit 62S64 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) A/IT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 cDWIN RACKAWAY „ Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY _ „ Business Manager DRIAN METCALr „. „ News Editor IOHN RACKAWAY .Sport* Editor 3UY HENRY „ City Editor NADINE ALLISON Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON _ Adve'tising Manager CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Preii is exclusively Entitled to usr- 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 1.25 SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid In aJvance By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, 1 year. $ 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month $ 3y msfl outside Jefferson end adjoining counties within 150 miles; 1 ye a r $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6.00; 1 month $2."5. Delivered by carrier in city per week , 40 A Thought For Today Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no niore be called the mistress of kingdoms.—Isaiah 47.5. An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.—Walter Bagehot, English economist. Editorial . . . Meet The Typical Congressman Today In Washington P RECONCEPTIONS and prejudices to the contrary, Jack S. Fogbound or Senator Claghorn and their fictional ilk are not typical of the caliber of men who make up the U.S. Congress. Considering the House alone, more than 400 of the 435 representatives elected last November have college degrees. Of these, 32 have master's degrees and 13 have more than one advanced degree or a doctorate. Not all of them are lawyers, though a slight majority—219—hold law degrees. The information comes from the "Congressional Index," just published by Commerce Clearing House for coverage of the incoming 91st Congress. Congressmen are even untypical of Americans at large, who pride themselves on being the most mobile of peoples. No less than 276 members of the new House of Representatives are from districts in the states in which they were born. One myth that fails the test of statistics is the notion that southern congressmen are entrenched in seniority. The Index reveals that of the 58 men who have served in the House for 20 or more years, 34 are from the North. Also contrary to popular belief, the road to Washington is not paved by service in state legislatures. Only 162 members of the 91st Congress came by that route. Backgrounds of others include 48 who were teachers; 21 who were once newspaper publishers, editors or reporters; 10 former FBI agents, three medical doctors and three clergymen. Achievement in Olympic or professional sports preceded the election of three others. Commonest factor in the backgrounds of representatives Is military service. Almost 300 have seen such service, dating from World War I on up to the present. Junk Tires Secrete Fuel CEW THINGS ARE MORE useless than used-up automobile tires. Kids can have fun with them; fishermen say they make good artificial shoals for the breeding of fish; they protect a lot of garage walls from car bumpers; people in less fortunate lands carve them up and make sandals out of them. But in general, nothing is more of an eyesore, burden and source of pollution than the mountains of wornout tires that dot the landscape. An estimated 100 million of them are thrown away, piled up, burned or otherwise disposed of annually. This may not be true much longer. Researchers with the Interior Department's Bureau of Mines Coal Research Center are hopeful that old tires may one day become a source of valuable chemicals, as well as gas for heat and power. In recent investigations, reports the National Highway Users Conference, scientists obtained surprisingly large quantities of chemicals, oil liquids, gas and tar by heating shredded tires in a reactor. As much as 140 gallons of liquid oils and 1,500 cubic feet of gas, comparable in heating value to natural gas, were recovered from a ton of tires. This is an example of what is going to have to be the normal thing in the not-very-distant future. A society more crowded, more industrialized, far more dependent on earth's limited resources than it is today simply will not be able to waste anything. WASHINGTON (AP) — Three members of the House Committee on Un-American Activities imroduced a, bill today to change its name to the House Committee on Internal Security. Tts chief sponsor is Rep. Richard H. Ichor d of Missouri, HJAC's ranking Democrat and the man likely to be its chairman during this Congress. Similar legislation was introduced last year and cleared by the Rules Committee but was not scheduled for floor action.; Ichord said he proposed the name change to "eliminate any possible misunderstanding and confusion about the specific powers and jurisdiction of the committee." He predicted early action by the House to allow the committee to function under its new name during the 91st Congress, which convened last week. Fill the Gaps Answer to Previous fruit ACROSS lTop and tails 4 Go free 8 hammer 12 A pint of - adoor 2 Nautical term 3 Most fragile 4 Twists into threads 5 Bevel 13 Brazilian state 5?J a . ye T 14 Inexpert 15 Oriental coin 16 Introduces 18 Teaching formalists 20 Exhausted 21 Bitter vetch 22 Wood-wind instrument 24 Ripped 26 Slight designedly 27 Was seated 7 Make lace 8 Sign of mourning 9 Stringed instrument 10 Arabian gulf 11 "Go , young man*" capital 25 Kiln 26 Soothsayers 27 Place above 28 Cain's victim 17 Meteorological 29 Duration of map line office 19 Sphere of 31 Most remote action 33 Hebrew 23Pal(colL) prophet 30 Thoroughfare 24 Ancient Irish 38 Clothes 32 Blue 34 Second selling 35 Dealer in dry goods 36 Social insect 37 Salver 39 Ship's steering apparatus 40 of candidates 41 Mongrel dog 42 Seraglio 45 Hiked 49 Height 51 Boundary (comb, form) 52 Theow 53 Operatic solo. 54 Transgression 55 Love to excess 56 Rightly 57 Mariner's direction DOWN, 1 Fastener for 40 Mississippi— 41 Panama — 42 Better the warning 43 Too 44 Lease 46 Render turbid 47 Ireland 48 Take dinner 50 Shooter marble WASHINGTON (AP) — Betty Furness, President Johnson's special assitant for conumer affairs, says she believes her iob should be made permanent. And, at a farewell news conference Wednesday, Miss Furness presented a special i.afk force report suggesting government guidelines for major appliance warranties. It ac- eised the men who make and repair refrigerators, ranges and television sets of failing to give •more than cavalier treatment to consumer appeals for assistance." Warranty complaints, she said, amount to "one-third of the total complaint I get abi.ut life in America every day." Miss Furness has speculated that President-elect Nixon will not retain her. The office was created ,by Johnson's executive order and is not permanent. "I feel very strongly this office should be independent," she said. "I'm not sure it should be a department, but it should be statutory." WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army and Marine Corps will get 33,100 draftees in March, down slightly from the 33,700-man rlj.aft call announced for February. The Army will get 31,600 of the men, the Marines 1,500. The call is up from the 26.800 men called for January. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Today is Thursday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 1969. There are 356 clays left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1345, Gen. Douglas MacArthur's promise, 'T shall return," was fulfilled as American troops invaded the Philippine Islands in World War II. In 1045, in the Pacific War, American forces invaded Luzon Island in the Philippines. In all, 6S, r 0O men were put ashore. On this date: In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In 1861, Mississippi seceded from the union. In 1919, Grand Duchess Charlotte ascended the throne in Luxembourg. In 1944, in World War H, Brit- irb destroyers bombarded San Bmedetto, Italy. In 1945, it was disclosed that U.S. carrier planes had attacked the Japanese-held island of Formosa and Okinawa. In 1946, U.S. troops and Panamanian demonstrators clashed in the Panama Canal Zone. Ten years ago — President Dwight D. Eisenhower outlined r:a(ional goals in his seventh State of the Union message. Five years ago — A U.S. economic blockade of Cuba was boing challenged by a British firm which had made a deal to sell 450 buses to the Castro government. One year ago — The U.S. Surveyor Seven spacecraft made a soil landing on the moon and began sending back pictures of the uinar surface. Brown New Director Of Safety RR CROSSING DEATH TAYLORViLLE, 111. (AP) — Robert Duhamel, 3G, of Taylorville, was killed Tuesday when the truck he was driving was struck by a Norfolk and Western train at a grade crossing in Taylorvillc. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ts 19 17 18 19 20 22" 23 i 24 25 26 '—" • r 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 , 41 42 43 44 45~ 46. 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 56 66 si 9 Capital Footnotes By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Even though Joseph W. Barr will be treasury secretary only a month, more than 10 Omillion $1 bills will carry his signature. The Treasury said production will continue until others are ready with the signature of Secretary-designate David M. Ken- redy. A record 50 whooping cranes have migrated to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, 1heir winter quarters, the Interi- I or Department says. Six young J cranes are in the flock. Another j IS of the rare birds ae in captivity. Capital Quote By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of a convincing nature now ex"No direct evidence whatever ists for the claim that any [JJO's represent spacecraft visiting earth from another civilization."—From the report of a two-year Air Force-financed siudy of Unidentified Flying Objects. (Ntwipaptr EntupriM <taoJ. STADIUM Pli. 242-11S63 NOW SHOWING ¥z$m S EUERS IN ILOVEVOU, flHCEB.TDKias' 7:00 and 8:45 P.M. SUGGESTED MATURE ^UDawceslTECHWlGOlOB"FBOM WARNER BROS.-SEVEN ARTS lA SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Governor-elect Richard B Ogilvie announced today the appoint ments of Sheriff Herbert D. Brown of Winnebago County as director of the Illinois Public mend C. Dickerson of Champaign as director of the Business and Economic Development Department. Brown, 42, lives in Loves Park. Dickerson, 61, is president end chief executive officer cf a pany. Brown wns elected sheriff in 1965 and initiated one of the first merit programs for deputies in downstate Illinois. A veteran of World War 2 and Korea, he was president and second in his class at the FBI National Academy. Brown formerly was Police Chief of Mount Union, Pa., He also was an Illinois State Policeman, serving as an instructor in the training division. Dickerson was the general contractor for the University of Illinois Assembly Hall. He is a member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. NEWS BRIEF LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Gov. Orval E. Faubus says he will become president of Dogpatch, U.S.A. on Feb. 1. Faubus said Wednesday he had taken the post with the cartoon-character hillbilly community near Harrison because he thinks developing tourist attractions is the best way to help Arkansas' economy. He said he would live there. The community was built as a tourist attraction, and plans for its expansion have been announced. Since he left office two years ago Faubus has been writing his World War n memoirs, operating a weekly newspaper at Oa- zark and dabbling in politics. But he said he would stay out of politics as long as he is connected with Dogpatch. Ban Teacher Picketing At S.F. State By STEVE BASSETT Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco State College was armed today with a court order banning picketing by striking teachers. But the order did not cover the students. It was issued late Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Edward O'Day only hours after students and teachers had bombarded police with stones, bottles, sticks and fireworks during a violent melee. And acting President S..T. Hayakawa, his voice breaking and his hands shaking slightly, told newsmen for the first time since the strike began: "Attendance is —not normal." O'Day, acting on an application by state college trustees, temporarily banned picketing and other strike action by the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1352, Trustees also seek unspecified damages. Wednesday's violence came after the AFT, for the second straight day, lost control of the picket line and jeering, profanity-shouting students took over. After the line had swelled to about 1,000, police moved about 12 men into the line to open a corridor to allow nonstrikers to enter the campus. Officers herded strikers into 19th Avenue, a main thoroughfare. Traffic was immediately backed up and street cars were brought to a standstill. During the confusion, a striking AFT member, Ron Daidle, 32, was knocked down and injured by —a street carand incident which seemed to trigger a barrage of rocks, bottles, two- by-four lumber and fireworks at police. Police reinforcements were rushed from, staging areas and their number swelled ot about 150. oMunted police galloped into the lines of retreating students. iFve persons were . arrested then and police continued to pull student strike leaders from the picket line the remainder of the afternoon. Hayakawa said "sriking faculty will soon eliminate themselves" if they fail to report to work for five days, which by law means they automatically resign. The teachers, besides supporting student demands, seek better pay, official recognition, more voice in campus policy and other demands. Student strikers have 15 demands, including an autonomous Black Studies Department, liberal admission requirements for minority students, resignation of some school officials and amnesty for those facing discipline for strike activity. Hayakawa told a news conference the picket line was a "marching circus" and added that "internally the campus functioned beautifully. Of the college enrollment, about 2,000 are nonwhite and 836 are Negroes. The AFT claims to represent one-quarter of the school's 1100 faculty. BERRY'S WORLD 4f "Now let me get this straight—which one of you is for the Jets and which one of you is for the Colts?" People In The News Final Exam Survival Kits URBANA, ILL. (AP)—Parents of University of Illinois students are being given their chance to help their offspring through the ordeal of final examinations next week. For the sixth consecutive year the U. oi I. Mothers Association is taking orders for "survival kits" containing snacks for students tc munch on to help relieve the tension of late night cramming sessions for the exams. Distribution of the kits is not limited to the Urban campus but they can be sent to students at other colleges and universities and servicemen. WASHINGTON (AP) — Daniel Jackson • Oliver Wendel Holmes Morgan says he can't realize his dream of arguing law before the Supreme Court. Morgan, who posed as a lawyer for years before being sent to prison in 1961, asked the court Wednesday to appoint a lawyer for him. He pleaded poor health due, he said, to "uncivilized ( treatment" at Leavenworth federal prison. Morgan's appeal, expected to go before the Supreme Court in a month or two, grew out of his claim that he was drugged, battered, clubbed and choked at Leavenworth. His imprisonment and. early release had not removed his taste for litigation and he first told the court he wanted to plead his own case. Morgan, who lives in Washington, asked the court Wednesday for a free lawyer because he said he was "a poor person without funds." The court is likely to meet his request. McDonnell will remain as company chairman. CHICAGO (AP) — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey has been elected a member of the board of directors of Encyclo- peadia Britannica, Inc., and En­ cyclopaedia Britannica Education Corp., and will be chairman of the. board of consultations of the educational company. The election was announced Wednesday by William Benton, publisher and chairman of the firm. Humphrey recently accepted a professorship at the University of Minnesota and Macalester College. WASHINGTON (AP) — Mrs. Aristotle Onassis has stopped receiving her $10,000-a-year presidential widow's pension at her own request. The Treasury said Wednesday that the widow of President John F. Kennedy asked in a letter in late October that the pension end as of Oct. 1. She married Onassis, the Greek millionaire, on Oct. 20. Legal authorities had disagreed over whether a presidential widow should continue to receive the pension after her remarriage. Now Thru Saturday i<U3EGBiBi BOTH FEATURES G FOR ALL AGES ELVIS shoots the works from dawn to darkroom! 7:30 P.M. METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER A DOUGLAS LAURENCE PRODUCTION 3 TAR PIUS I LVIS P RESLEY LlVEALlllLE •4VEALHILE PANAVISIOWind METR0C0L0R HE MAKES NASHVILLE LOOK UP AND A LISTEN... STAND UP $ * AND '* SING! 9:15 P.M. MGMMSEKIS NEW YORK (AP) — Lawrence F. O'Brien, who announced this week his resignation as. Democratic national chairman, has been named president of McDonnell & Co., Inc., a New York investment banking firm. O'Brien was an adviser to President Kennedy and Johnson and served as postmaster general. His appointment to the new position was announced Wednesday by T. Murray McDonnell, president and chairman of the 64-year-old "firm. Law For Today... CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS CAN CAN BE RESTORED Q. My husband was convicted of forgery several years ago. He served three years probation successfully and has never done anything wrong since then. How long must he wait beforj he is allowed to vote again A. The right to vote can be restored by the governor. Thera is no specified waiting period. The governor can also restore a person's right to serve on a jury but cannot restore his right to hold public office. These three rights of citizenship are lost when person pleads guilty to or is convicted of forgery or any of the other crimes defined as "infamous" by Illinois law. A person who has served time in prison for an infamous crime can make a request for restoration of citizenship rights to the warden of the institution from which he was discharged or paroled. The warden must then forward the petition to the governor with a recommendation attached. A person who was put on probation can make a request directly to the governor but should file it with the Parole and Pardon Board, Armory Building, Springfield, Illinois. —Illinois State Bar Association U.S. LIBRARY ATTACKED (AP) — Two Molotov cocktails were thrown into the U.S. Information Service library Wednesday, causing damage estimated at $1,500. IfKlWJftltTFMSfOffGlEy PANAVISION'wiMETROCOLOR Q I fflSiKI STARTS FRIDAY Bt. 148 — 242-8738 Open 6—Starts 7 1. EVE — 2. ONES 7:00. -9:00 'Eve is half savage, but all woman!' ••-TheTradlnjiPoet 'UNCONVENTIONAL!' —Zoological Soclaly 'Free ,Wad, and Untamed!' The Tribesman Press 'NATURE 18 HER BAG!? ' She hills her own clothes!' PooriaPfm .Ifiirtb, FEATURE FILM CORP. OFAMERICA 2nd Feature STAR Rl NO eraando LAMAS Aldo RAY Tommy SANDS David CARRADiNE leleased by FEATURE FILM CORP. of AMERICA

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