Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 11, 1969 · Page 2
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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 11,1969 DEATHS Dewey Shields Dies At Age 66; Funeral Monday William Dewey Shields, 66, of 409 north Sixth street, died at 5:20 this morning in Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a car­ man for the I. C. railroad. Funeral services will he held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Everett J-emay officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Shields was born January 28, 1902, in Bluford, the son of James and Alvina (Williams) Shields. In 1923, he was married to Ella Baldridge, who survives. Other survivors include three sons, Edward Shields of Mt. Vernon and Clyde Shields and Ivan Shields, both of Rockford; two daughters, Maxine Stanford of Clay City and Kathryn Drought of Rockford; two sisters, Wretha Shields and Doris Bain, both of Dixon; one half- brother, Tom Voyles of Mt. Vernon, and ten grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers. Mr. Shields was a member of the Summersville Baptist church. Lester Garrison Of Sadorus Dies; Wayne City Rites Lester Garrison, 67, of Sadorus, 111., a former resident of Wayne County, died early today in that city. He was a retired factory work. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Ten Post Oak church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Richardson Chapel in Wayne City, where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Mr. Garrison was born June 26, 1901, in Wayne county, the son of Mr. and Mrs, Oscar Garrison. He was married to Cleo Taylor, who survives. Other survivors include one ton, William Dale Austin of Champaign; live grandchildren and one great grandchild. Today In Washington WASHINGTON (A P )-T h e Senate Foreign Relations Committee has changed signals and decided its hearings on the policy views of Secretary of State- designate William P. Rogers and hi3 assistant will be held in secret. Rogers and Elliott Richardson designated by President­ elect Nixon as undersecretary of state, will appear before the committee Wednesday. The committee originally said this hearing would be open, but committee spokesman said the open hearing would be delayed until after Jan. 20. Meanwhile, open hearings will be held before Senate committees next week on other top nominations by Nixon. Here is the schedule: Tuesday—Treasury Secretary- designate David M. Kennedy and Robert H. Finch, secretary-designate of health, education and welfare, will appear before the Finance Committee. Melvin R. Laird, secra tary- designate of defense, and David Packard, nominated as his deputy, will appear before the Armed Services Committee. John Mitchell, nominated attorney general, will appear before the Judiciary Committee. Wednesday—John Volpe, secretary-designate of transporta lion, and Maurice Stans nominated secretary of commerce, will appear before The Com merce Committee. Walter Hickel, nominated secretary of the interior, will appear before the Interior Committee. Thursday—George Romney, nominated secretary of housing and urban development, will appear before the Senate Banking Committee. Clifford Hardin, secretary-designate of agriculture, will appear before the Agriculture Committee. Friday—WInton Blount, postmaster general-nominee, will appear before the Pest Office Committee. Weather Here And Elsewhere MT. VERNON WEATHER Friday high 27, low 9. Rainfall to date 1969 .08. One year ago today high 30, low 27. Five years ago today high 41, low 19. Ten years ago today high 43, low 11. Sunday sunrise 7:21, sunset 4:56. (CST) 1 Former Sesser Resident Dies John Stusick, 86, of Providence, R. I., a former resident of Sesser, died at 4:00 p.m. Friday at the home of his son, Steve Stusick, in that city. He was a retired miner and railroad employe. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The body has been taken to the Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Tammy Jo Draper, 319 South 2nd. Sam Warren Thompson, 1418 Wilshire Drive. Clyde Morris, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Surella Hamilton, 1201 South 9th. Discharged: Wastina Campbell, Ina. Frank R. Brown, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Good Samaritan Admitted: Hattie Buhler, 227 South 17th. Harry Wolter, 710 Pavey. Oscar Dixon, 1106 South 10th. Owen Williams, Bluford. Ivan Davies, Evergreen, Colo. Mary J. Page, 1108 Lamar. Dora Mendenhall, Bonnie. Eva Osborn, 1205 Maple. Clara Thierry, Belle Rive. Mary Mamer, 110 North 16th. Vertus Richardson, Belle Rive, Ruby Bowermann, Wayne City. Fred Johnson, Waltonville. Robert Wayne Swan, 912 South 21th. Lester Bowles, 1708 Lambert, John Rozanzski, Ashley. Discharged: Vonnie Hof er, Clarksv i 1 le, Tenn. Dorothy Jones, 1713 Jerferson. Charles Capp, 725 Salem Rd. Rose Edmond, 510% Grant. Howard Allen, Bluford. Norma Dees, Waltonville. Pansy Will, 2004 College. Eva Dobbin, 813 South 23rd. Noel French, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Raymond Lisenby, Opdyke . Billy Joe Bishop, Greenville, Miss. Ida Sutton, 308 South 9th. Madge Wood, Route 1. Mt. Veriion. Laura Alvis, Kell. Alfred Johnson, Rt. 6, Mt. Vernon. Paul Drake, 1321 Forest. Sharon Mosley, 2913 Jamison. Mrs. Linda Smith and baby, 633 Lamar Brenda Gentry, 618 South 15th Harmon Winfree, 1820 Conger Alva Flanagan, 1101 Gilbert. Kim McCandrew, Texico. Vera Borah, US. E. Crescent, Lizzie NadolsW, 1209 Conger. Joseph Langa, 7X5 Alain. j WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Dean Rusk says the value of U. S. exports to Communist countries increased $9 million during the first 11 months of 1968 over the comparable period in 1967. Rusk told Congress Friday the exports totaled $190.1 million through November. Imports from Communis; areas, Rusk said, totaled $184.6 million during that period, up $20.6 million. The totals amounted to less than one per cent of. U. S. foreign trade for the 1968 period, the secretary said. .01 THE WEATHER ELSEWHERE By The Associated Press High Low Pr, Albany, clear 23 4 Albuquerque, Cloudy 49 25 Atlanta, cloudy 36 26 Bismarck, cloudy -2 -20 Boise, cloudy 41 34 Boston, clear 29 18 Buffalo, cloudy 21 17 Chicago, clear 17 2 Cincinnati, cloudy 24 13 Cleveland, cloudy 15 7 Denver, cloudy 45 19 Des Moines, snow 12 8 T Detroit, clear 21 10 Fairbanks, clear -46 -50 Fort Worth, clear 39 25 Helena, cloudy 21 15 Honolulu, clear 80 64 Indianapolis, cloudy 17 8 Jacksonville, cloudy 64 41 Juneau, clear 0 -3 Kansas City, cloudy 28 21 Los Angeles, cloudy 64 25 Louisville, cloudy 28 19 Memphis, cloudy 31 26 Miami, cloudy 78 m Milwaukee, clear 13 -1 Mpls.St. P., clear 4 -12 New Orleans, cloudy 47 37 New York, clear 31 20 Okla. City, clear 31 18 Omaha, cloudy 17 17 .08 Philadelphia, clear 30 17 Phoenix, clear 67 41 Pittsburgh, snow 18 13 .01 Ptlnd, Ore., cloudy 44 36 1.04 Rapid City, snow 15 9 T Richmond, cloudy 44 23 St. Louis, clear 27 12 Salt Lk. City, cloudy 32 22 San Diego, cloudy 63 44 San Fran., rain 56 40 .05 Seattle, snow 43 34 .35 Tampa, cloudy 66 55 .01 Washington, cloudy 37 22 Winnipeg, clear -16 -30 (M-Missing Trae) ( NEW SOVIET PASSENGER PLANE ALOFT—The new Russian passenger plane, called the TU-144, is escorted by a jet fighter during test flight In Soviet Union. Russian sources say plane can fly at speeds of 1,500 miles per hour at 60,000 feet. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Moscow) Ex-Ozark Pilot Who Killed Wife Gets 99 Years Bliss Stays As GOP Chairman WASHINGTON (AP) Wilbur J. Cohen, outgoing secretary of health, education and welfare, recommends an eventual hike of 90 per cent in Social Security benefits as a means of fighting poverty. Cohen told a Senate committee Friday an immediate 15 per cent raise should be given Social Security beneficiaries, bringing minimum benefits from $55 to $70 a month. He said it eventually should be $100 a month. Capital Footnotes The executive vice president of the National Alliance of Businessmen, Leo Beebe, told President Johnson Friday the NAB found jobs for 125,000 hard-core unemployed since May, exceeding its goal by 25,000. Beebe later told newsmen President-elect Nixon wants the program continued. Postmaster General W. Marvin Watson says a stamp commemorating the Apollo 8 flight will be issued May 5. The design of the six cent stamp and the place of first sale will be announced later. The Defense Department, noting that 51,000 enlisted men and 13,000 officers leave the service each year, says it wilt begin using computers to match the retirees with civilian jobs. The skill dala" service, based in Dayton, Ohio, will start in about a year, a Pentagon spokesman sidd. Capital Quote I would prefer to consider them honest."—Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield explaining why he feels federal appointees should not be required to sell their business holdings as a safeguard against conflict of interest. NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Nixon has settled for the forseeable future an internal debate over the leadership of the: Republican National Committee by asking Ray C. Bliss to remain its chairman. No specific period was disclosed and Bliss would not discuss the question of how long he might continue. But a key political aide to the President-elect says Nixons' request means Bliss will remain in the party post for "a substantial period" unless he decides to leave. Nixon is known to have considered replacing Bliss with a chairman more talented in public political salesmanship. Some men among Nixon's circle of advisers had advocated this course. — A possible compromise also had been considered, that of assigning a new party spokesman to work with Bliss at the national committee. One man who had been under consideration for that role was Bud Wilkinson, the television sportscaster who has been named a special White House consultant. But that idea is now said to have been dropped. WHEATON, 111. (AP) - A former commercial pilot broke into sobs Friday as he was sentenced to a long prison term for murdering his wife. Jack W. Richards, 37, wept as Judge William J. Bauer of Circuit Court sentenced him to murdering his wife, Leone, 32. Richards, a former Ozark Air Lines pilot, was convicted of murder Nov. 27 by a jury which recommended the death penalty. I n pronouncing sentence Judge Bauer told Richards: "I don't think you deserve the status of a martyr. You say you have a morbid fear of death, but I have a woi-se punishment for you — a long term in pri- sion which, If I have my way, will end! in your death." Richards was convicted of drugging his wife Feb. 3, 1967, placing her in their car in the garage behind their home, starting the engine and leaving her to die of carbon monoxide poisoning. Richards was suspended by the airline after he was indicted. During the trial, stewardess Martha MacMillan testified she and! Richards met in November 1966 and that Richards had proposed marriage several times before his wife's death. Multi-Warhead Missile Tests On CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) — The Navy's hydra-warhead Poseidon missile, successor to submarine-launched Polaris, is scheduled to make a third test flight Wednesday. Defense Department spokesmen said the 34-foot-tall weapon will blast away from a Hungry Thieves Operating Here Some hungry thieves broke into a Mt. Vernon home last night. All they took, at the home of Jackie Galiher, 904% south 22nd street, was food, including some bacon and eggs. Westmoreland Visits Berlin BERLIN (AP)—U. S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. William C. Westmoreland flew unannounced into Wester Berlin today to inspect the American garrison and visit the U. S. com: mandant in the city surrounded by Communist East Germany. Officials did not discloss Westmoreland's 24-hour visit until he arrived because of fears that the city's left-wing students might stage a demonstration against the former U. S. commander in Vietnam. Westmoreland came Three Collisions Here Yesterday; Passenger Hurt Bonn, the West German capital where he had met with U. S. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and West German defense chief Gerhard Schroeder. An Army source said Westmoreland was Lodge's overnight guest, and it presumably gave Lodge an opportunity to get Westmoreland's views on the Vietnam situation. Lodge, the former U. S. ambassador in Saigon, is President-elect Nixon's choice as top negotiator in the stalled Paris peace talks. One person was injured aj three major damage accident* occurred in Mt. Vernon yesterday afternoon and last night. A car driven by James Gilll- gan, 21, 1200 south 28th street and a truck driven by Dennis Anderson, 32, Manchester, HI., collided at 7:50 p.m. at Salem Road and Oakland Avenue. Judy Gilligan, 18, a pa^enger in the Gilligan car, was injured. The car was damaged over $100, the truck about $50. Gilli- fromigan was charged with following Galiher told police the thieves land pad at Cape Kennedy at 11 got into the house by breaking " ~ EST. i a door- lock. a.m. The 2,800-mile-range Poseidon 1 One other theft was reported is being developed to carry up to police Friday. Officers said to 10 nuclear wareheads that can be launched at separate targets, plus decoys and other penetration aids to confuse enemy defenses. Two previous test flights, including a flight of nearly 3,000 miles down the Atlantic test range in November, were successful In 1970, the missile is to replace the Polaris as America's No. 1 submarine-launched weap- ASTRONAUTS CEREMONY TURNS INTO A LOVE-IN (Continued From Page One) NEGROES HOLD BUILDINGS AT 2 COLLEGES (Continued From Page One) News Briefs WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — It took a Crowe to help save a blackbird. Mrs Arthur W. Crowe spotted the bird entangled in red tw-ne on a tree limb and called the local fire department to free the —captive, which ap peared to be in danger of freezing. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington police department abolished the rank of private Friday on grounds it had too military an air. It was replaced with "officer" which as Chief John Layton said, Is what everybody calls them when they want one any- Gertrude Volarich, Hickory Grove Manor. Ada Perino, 3 Fairway Drive. suit to oust them. The conservative group asserted 1 that the campus disturbances resulted from the failure of the trustees to "safeguard the interests of nonradical and conservative students." At a news conference a group spokesman, Vincent J. Rigdon, remarked: "I suppose we'll be branded as Birchers because of this, but none of us is any farther right than Nixon." The trustees have 20 days in which to file a reply to the State Supreme Court action. In Madison, Wis., University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted to void the campus publishing privileges of the student newspaper, The Daily Cardinal, unless it quits using four letter words and adopts higher edito- real standards. "As far as I'm concerned, the paper has gone to hell," said one of the regents, Gordon Walker of Racine. At San Francisco State Col lege in California, for weeks a center of turmoil over Negro student demands for special privileges and the scene this week of a teacher's strike, peaceful picketing ushered out the week. The Black Student Union and the administration of San Fernando Valley State, near Los Angeles, announced a truce in student racial demonstrations which reached a climax Wednesday in a clash with polio • guests at the invitation of the I governor. 1 "General Borman," led off one guest, "do you believe the moon is worth investing in?" To be sure Air Force Col. Frank Borman did. "In the quest for knowledge, using the moon as a goal, I feel it is like life insurance— it's mandatory." On the subject of how the astronauts kept from floating ar- oud their spaceship like their toothbrushes, Air Force Lt. Col. William A. Anders told the crowd how "man and zero gravity seemed to go well together. His teammate, Lovell, was more down to earth. "We hung on," he said. To Mars Some Day Lovell promised that "somehow, somewhere, some way," women, too would soar into space—"and we're going to Mars for more than 440 days." The women who waited on earth for their men as they orbited the moon on Christmas Eve scarcely took their eyes off them during the evening. For their "courage, determination ,and inspiration to all of us," Gov. Rockefeller had a —little surprise. Susan Borman's eyes grew large and her hand rose to her mouth as the governor presented her, Marilyn Lovell and Valerie Anders each with a stunning Steuben crystal semicircular disc, depicting the heavens and earth as seen from the moon's serface. "That is so beautiful!" said, shaking her head. For everyone, it had been an emotion-packed and poignant evening, capping a day of tribute by the city and state to the astronauts — including a big ticker tape parade and a United Nations welcome. Mrs. Lovell offered her thanks, "Please understand when I say, this is a small, warm town. This is not a big city." WATER MAIN BREAKS TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A 24-inch water main broke Friday sending an estimated 10 million gallons of water cascading into the Hudson River. Traffic was tied up for hours and some downtown businesses had flooded basements. One shirt manufacturing plant, employer of 2,000, was closed for a time before water service was restored. Lorenz To Get Job As Judge? CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Tribune said in its Satur day editions that Democrat Francis S. Lorenz was expected to be named to a Cook County Circuit judgeship today. Lorenz was defeated in the November election in bid fo:' Ilinois attorney general. • The Tribune said that Lorenz and ten other Democrats would be named to judgeships by Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro, whose term in office ends Monday. Shapiro's press secretary would neither confirm nor deny the report Friday but said the governor would announce several judicial appointments Saturday morning. Lorenz resigned as state director of public works and buildings after the election. He formerly was state treasure and Cook County treasurer. that two chrome air cleaners were stolen off of cars parked on the Brehm Hanna Chevrolet lot, 1318 Salem Road, Jerry Johnson, who had reported previously that his coat was stolen from Eight-Ball Billiards, informed police that the coat had been returned. KIDNAPER TOLD GIRL HOW TO BAIL OUT COFFIN LBJ FAREWELL PHOTOS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Johnson posed for pictures in the White House Fish Room Friday with 47 messengers in another of his series of farewells to employes who have worked under him. It was a rare occasion for the President. He didn't make a speech .The talking was done by Yoichi Okamoto, his official photographer, who repeatedly asked the group, some of whom were sitting, to "stand tall" and keep their "heads up." In the group was Charles D. McCloud, who first came to the White House with Franklin D, Roosevelt in 1933. (Continued From Page One) seven days. At the end of the seven days the life supporting batteries will be discharged and her air supply will be cut off." $500,000 Buys "Address" A ransom of $500,000 in used $20 bills would buy the "address" of the box. If the money were not paid "we will simply not say anything to anyone and Barbara will suffocate." "Should you catch all of us we will never admit anything as to do so would be suicide and again she will die," the note said . The note ordered Mackle, holder of $16 million in stock in the family's Deltona Corp., to dress all in white and deliver the ransom himself. "Any deviation will result in his death. The messenger will have him in his sights," the note said. FBI Inspector Rex Shroder of Washington, sent to supervise the investigation, said Krist had $140 in $20s with serial numbers matching the Mackle money when captured on alligator-infested Hog Island Dec. 22. Swan set permanent bond of $500,000 for Krist and bound him over to the grand jury on charges of extortion by mail, extortion by telephone and interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Federal kidnap charges were dismissed because the Emory University coed never was taken across a state line. deSldaes Jan.11 AMERICAN SQUAD OVERRUN BY REDS (Continued From Page One) Dong Tarn along the Mekong River 40 miles southwest of Saigon. It suffered a mortar and bazooka ban-age that also wounded some men and damaged several fram buildings. The hit-and-run shellings began at about 10 p.m. Friday and continued until just before dawn today. In most of the attacks flareships were ordered up and allied artillery blasted suspected faring sites, but there were no immediate reports of enemy losses. Allied officers said the attacks are normally mounted by handsfull of enemy soldiers, sneaking up canals and rivers and through marshy areas in darkness. Although such stealth makes the barrages inaccurate, it is consideied a cheap way to get propaganda headlines without much risk. too close. A collision at 4:35 p.m., at 14th and Main streets, involved cars driven by Austin S. Owens, 58, 33 Westwood Drive, and Raymond E. Benoist ,74, 811 north 12th street. The Benoist car was- damaged over $100, the Owens auto about $50. A collision at 12:35 p.m., in the 700 block of Main street, involved cars driven by Sidney Patrick, 50, Benton, and Georgia M. Hester, 50, 502 north Seventh street. Both cars were damaged over $100. Mrs. Hester was charged with failure to yield right-of- way. ROCKETS MUST FIRE FOR RETURN (Continued From Page One) one-sixth that of earth. — The crew will also bring back a number of samples of lunar dust and rock. Reaction of the crew's wives varied. Armstrong said his wife was "very happy" once she was assured he really wanted to go. Collins said: "This is my fifth crew and my wife gets a little happier each time." Aldrin said his wife was a little reluctant for him to attempt the dangerous mission, "but she'll come around." Donald K. Slayton, chief of the flight crew operations, said that Apollo 11 could end up short of the moon if the preceding two Apollo flights fail to accomplish all objectives. If that happens he said, Apollo 11 could be a lesser mission flown to gather more flight information. Pope Optimistic On Peace Chances VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pope Paul VI sounded a cautious note of optimism on world peace today, saying he saw a glimmer of hope for the Middle East plus hopes for the end' of the Vietnam and Nigerian wars through negotiations. The pontiff spoke in his annual meeting to exchange New Year greetings with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Vatican. In contrast to his Christmas speech to the woz-ld, the Pope's words reflected a strong tone of optimism. Speaking in French, he told the diplomats the battle for peace must be waged 1 every day without letup "for the demon of discord will never be completely exorcised." But he added: "Is it too optimistic to judge that the hotbeds of war are now, thanks to God, on the way to extinction?" HARPER TO SPEAK The Rev. Thos. E. Harper will be guest speaker at two churches Sunday and Monday. Sunday, at 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. he will speak at the Free Methodist church in Mt. Vernon. On Monday, January 13, he will speak at Wes-leyan Chapel, Enfield, at a district "Day Of Inspiration" meeting. , MARRIAGE LICENSE Gary Edmison, Mt Vernon, and Marsha Lynn Blackwell, Route 1, Ina. BARBS Instead of those cute "his" and "hers" signs on garage doors, ours is decorated with this legend: "The finance company's." * * * Another nice thing about your newspaper: You don't have to turn the volume down when the rest of the family is in bed. * * # From the language emanating from the garage where our neighbor is building some sort of watercrat, it must be a mutter- boat. she WANTS MOON DUTY MUM (AP) — Joseph Ruiz, 60, a 28 year veteran U.S. Customs man assigned to Miami, has applied to be the first member of the Customs service assigned to moon dutv- Factory Executive Special 68 Monterey Hardtop Sedan $2995 Driven just a short time and a very few miles this stylish Mercury offers one of the brightest true values on the automobile market today. Built to sell for nearly $1500 more this great car has what every motorist wants, Including air conditioning, power steering:, .power brakes and automatic drive. Pick up the keys for an approval drivo today. 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