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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1969 DEATHS and FUNERALS John Dichman Rites Tuesday In Mt. Vernon Funeral services for Jolin Dichman, 83, Rt. 2, Mt Vernon, will be held at 8 a. m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. James P. Burke officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in River Grove, 111 Mi". Dichmsn died at 8:30 p.m. Sautrday in the Jefferson Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. Mr. Dichman was born Jan 20, 1886 in Sauliaj, Lithuania. He was married to the former Barbara Mackus who preceded him in death. Mr. Dichman, a retired mach inist, is survived by one step-son, Peter A. Lauris of Mt. Vernon: one brother, Anthony Dichman of Richmond Hill, N. Y.; seven grandchildren and four great* grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son and one step-son. Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 5 p.m. Monday. T. R. Patterson Dies At Age 65; Funeral Friday Theodore Roosevelt Patterson, 65, of 1022 Lamar, was dead on arrival Sunday at 3:30 p. m. at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a Mt. Vernon resident for 22 years. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Friday at the Shiloh Baptist church, with the Rev. A, L. Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Shiloh Baptist church, where friends may call between the hours of 7:00 and 9:00 p. m. Thursday. Mr. Patterson was born April 7, 1903, in Liberty, Miss., the son of Allen and Candis (Fellon) Patterson. On October 3, 1953, in Mt Vei- non, he was married to Sally Vasceil Settle, who survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Miss Deloris Patterson of Chicago; one step-son, John Settle of Los Angeles, Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Jenelle Curry and Mrs. Mildred McDonald, both of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Will Patterson of Champaign and Booker T. Patterson of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews. He was a veteran of World War H. Martha Hustedde Of Beckemeyer Dies At Age 79 Mrs. Martha J. Hustedde, 79, Beckemeyer, HI., died at 1:00 a.m. Sunday in Beckemeyer. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at St Anthony's Catholic church in Beckemeyer, with the Rev. Julius Schoen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Frerker's Funeral Home in Carlyle, where friends may call at any time. She was married to Herman Hustedde, who died January 4, 1969. Survivors include three sons, Rubert Hustedde of Mt Vernon, Edward Hustedde and Leonard Hustedde both of Hammonton, N.J.; seven daughters, Sister M. Germine PHJC of Hecker, 111.: Mrs. Nora Hemblem, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Bernadine Jones of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Ann Beckemeyer, Carlyle, Mrs. Asnes Schroeder, Bartelso, 111.; Mrs. Vera Pulver and Mrs. Lorn'.ta Hubbard both of Beckemeyer; two brothers, Fred take Sr., and Joseph Lake, both of Carlyle; six sisters, Mrs. Fiances Seiffert of Carlyle, Mrs. Herman Luebbers and M-s. Rose Bake, both of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Clara Potts and Mrs. John Homer of St. I-uuis, Mo., and Mrs. Josephine Buss of Belleville; 37 grandchildren and ten great-grandchil- ciren. Laura Boyer, 84, Dies; Funeral In McLeansboro Mrs. Laura Boyer, 84, of Route 4, McLeansboro, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday at the Wilmar Restorium in Car-mi. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Donelson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. The Rev. Claire Clark will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Donelson Funeral Home, where friends may call at any time. Mrs. Boyer was born December 3, 1884, the daughter of John and Louia (Harrelson) Johnson. She was married to George W. Boyer, who preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Bernard Boyer of McLeansboro; one brother, Elmer Johnson of McLeansboro; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Coleman of Swifton, Ark.; and 13 grandchildren. Anna Langdon, 100, Wood lawn Dies Sunday /.nna Langdon, 100, Wood lawn, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Coats officiating. Burial will be in the Wbodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Langdon was .born May 1, 1868 in Oconomowoc, Wis., the daughter of Ernest and Louise Reddelin Peterson. She was married to William Langdon who preceded her in death. Mrs. Langdon is surveved by one son, Roy, of Woodlawn. Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Ollie Rose Of Washburn Dies; Dohlgren Rites Mrs. Ollie Rose, 86, of Washburn, 111., a former resident of Dahlgren, died at 1:00 a.m. Sunday in that city. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, with the Rev. Raymond Rideout officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery in Dahlgren. The body will lie in state at the Gholson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, where friends may can after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Rose was born November 7, 1882, in Dahlgren, the daughter of George and Eliza (Dietz) Sodders. On February 24, 1901, she was married to T. O. Rose, who survives. Other survivors include seven RODS , Walter Rose of Odessa, Tex., Arthur Rose of East Peoria, OrviUe Rose and Virgil Rose, both of Kennewick, Wash., Woodrow Rose of Whittier, Calif., Thomas Rose of Edmonds, Wash., and George Rose of Washington, HI.; three daughters, Mrs. Clay Kennedy of Dahlgren, Mrs. Ola Kennedy of CObCnovia, SI., and Mrs. Jennie Scrivner of Washburn, HI.; 29 gradnchildren; 32 great­ grandchildren and one great- great grandchild. She was a member of the BelJe Rive Baptist church. Lucy Williams Funeral Held Funeral services for Lucy Williams were held Friday at the Heinz Funeral Home in Carlinville, 111. Burial followed in the Opdyke cemetery. Relatives attending the funeral from Bluford were Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Feather and Beaulah Ashby. Uncle Of Louie Sturam Dies Ignazio Iuretig, 82, of Harco, 111., died at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in that city. Funeral services were to be fwld at 10:00' a. ni. today at St Mary's Catholic church in Harrisburg. Burial was to be in Harrisburg. Surviving are two nephews, Including Louie Sturam of Mt Vernon, and five nieces, i John Stusick Rites At Sesser Funeral services for John Stu­ sick, 8G, of Providence, R. I., a former resident of Sesser, will be held at 9:00 a. m. Tuesday at the St. Mary's Catholic church in Sesser, with the Rev. Peter Hsu officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hilt cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Brayfield Funeral Home in 'Sesser, where friends may call after 4:00 p. m. today. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at the Brayfield Funeral Home. Mr. Stusick died at 4:00 p. m. Friday at the home of his son, Steve Stusick ir Providence, R.I. He was born February 15, 1882. in Poland. Survivors includo two sons, John J. Stusick of New Jersey and Steve Stusick of Providence. R. I.; one daughter, Mrs. Jean Pavaza of Chicago; and seven grandchildren. Brother Of Mrs. Emmett Wood Dies Elzie A. Merritt, 61, of Tbw- anda, 111., a former resident of Wayne county, died at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Brokaw Hospital in Normal, 111. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon in Normal. Burial will be in that city. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Emmett C. Wood of Mt Vernon, four sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren. ' He was an operator of road Construction equipment Ethel Robinson Of Ashley Dies At Age 77 Years Mrs. Ethel Leona Robinson, 77, of Ashley, died at 8:00 a.m. Sunday at Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home, where shhe had been a resident for the past 18 months. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hogan Funeral Home in Ashley, with the Rev. John Nail officiating. Burial will be in the Ashley cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Hogan Funeral Home in Ashley, where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Robinson was born January 11, 1892, in Jefferson county, the daughter of Samuel and Olive (Tucker) Bald- lidge. Survivors include two sons, Howard Robinson of Portland, Ore., and Willard Robinson of Mt Vernon; two brothers, Edgar Baldridge of Clear Water, FJa., and Everett (Jim) Baldridge of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Cohlmeyer of Ashley; and four grandchildren. She was a member of the Ashley Methodist church. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were steady. The top was 19.25 and 19.50 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 19.00 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.25 to 15.25. 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. Vemon this morning. Wheat 1.22. Soybeans 2.50. Corn 1.08. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Clyde Morris, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Katherine Schniker, Opdyke. Samuel A. Howard, Bonnie. , Discharged: Kenneth Leroy Stewart, 724 George. Ella Jane Alvis, Dix. Patricia Ann Reynolds, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Myrtle Hall, 2500 Logan. Teresa Agnes Nelson, Broughton. Bradley William Moss, 1224 South 10th. Mrs. Shirley Ann Moore and baby daughter, Rebecca Michelle, 301 South 17th. Good Samaritan Admitted: Helma Faye Boyd, 1006 South 13th. Mary Nipper, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Robert Karch Jr., 326 Bell. George Daniels, Bluford. Neva Stone, 1024 South 7th. Lois Cammack, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Velma Breazelle, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Ellis Buchanan, 420 Herbert. Nealle Taylor, 813 White. Brenda Lea Lynch, Nason. Janette C. Brasher, Johnsonville. Linda D. Wiggins, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Roy Summers, 2708 Marmen. Doris Hughey, 1008 North 7th. Loraine Canter, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Reuben Anderson, Route 2, Mt. Vernon. Verna Mae Waters, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. John J. Gray, 307 South 19th. Paul Daniel Whitfield, Route 6, Mt Vernon. Discharged: Henry Irviri, McLeansboro. Clara Elaine Thierry, Belle Rive. Kathryn Tweedy, 1417 North 10th. Gary Sanders, 1311 South 16th. Verna Mae Waters, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Bemie Shell, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. John Scroggins, 1601 Cherry. Robert Wilkins, 3 Royal Place. Beverly Diane Chelf, Texlco. Elmer Rainey, 516 South 21st. Cordelia Carter, 408 North 8th. Prentis O'Daniel, Woodlawn. Anna Loyd, Wayne City. Sarah Crooks, Salem. Myrtle Fredricks, 6 Southbrook. Delbert McCraw, 1720 Broadway. Grace Williams, 1101 Bell. Ola Good, 702 Tolle Road. Allen Stewart, 500 North 7th. Mrs. June Irwin and baby daughter, Route 2, Belle Rive. Mrs. Pamela Crouch and baby daughter, Tammy Lynn, Bluford. Mrs. Peggy Young and baby daughter, Route 3, Bluford. Mrs. Brenda Jo Sheridan, and baby son, Jeffrey Wayne, Ina. Mayme Dyer, 715 Main. James Pilcher, 606 South 6th. Mark Hutchcraft, 105 North 5th. Fred Johnson, Waltonville. Harry Wolter, 710 Pavey. Brian Gordon, 1425 North 9th, Harrison Hughey, 315 Broadway. Lewis Watson, 2405 Perkins. CIRCUIT COURT Fines assessed, in circuit court included: Harry D. Sims, Murfreesboro, Tenn., $10 on charge of no splash guards; Charles L. Adams, Bluford, $25 on charge of leaving the scene of an acident; William F. Hicks, Scheller, $15 on charge of speeding; Laiiry D. Hawkins, Texico, $15 on charge of failure to yield right of way; Charles R. Webb, 701 Herbert, $10 on charge of intoxication; Donald J, McDonald, 2412 Casey, $15 on charge of disobeying stop sign; Jesse O. Justice, St. Paul, Minn.; $15 on charge ofy.no valid reciprocity plates. 100; active, Choice active, higher, Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, HI. (AP) — (USDA) — Hogs 10,500; barrows and gilts 25 lower, supply mostly mixed grade 210-250 lbs 1-3 200-230 lbs. 20.0020.25; 2-3 230-250 lbs. 19.75-20.00; 3-4 230-260 lbs. 19.50-19.75; 1-2 170-180 lbs. 18.00. Sows very uneven, steady to 50 lower. 1-3 300-400 lbs. 15.5016.25; 400-500 lbs. 15.00-15.75; 2-3 500-600 lbs 14.75-15.00. Cattle 4,000, Calves Slaughter steers fairly steady to 25 higher, slaughter heifers fairly strong, instances 25 standard and good rather slow, about steady. Cows steady, bulls steady. Slaughter steers: load and part load high-choice and prime, 1,100-1,150 lbs. yield grade 3-4 mostly 3 29.50. Lt&d and few part loads average and high-choice, some including few qrime 1,050-1,150 lbs. yield grade 3-4 28.75-29.00. Choice 9251,150 lbs. yield grade 2-4 27.5028.50. Slaughter heifers: Package average and high-choice near 975 lbs. yield grade 3 27.25, small supply choice 825-1025 lbs. 26.0027.00; Cows: utility 16.00-17.50; Calves: Steady. Choice vealers 36.00-40.00. Slaughter lambs: choice and prime 80-110 lbs 26.50-27.00, 110120 lbs. 25.50-26.00, choice 80-110 lbs. 26.00-26.50, 110-120 lbs. 24.0026.00; good 80-100 lbs 22.00-24.00. Wooled slaughter lambs: Good and choice 6.00-8.00. Tuesday's estimates: Cattle 3,500; hogs 8,000; sheep 500. Eight Cases Dismissed In Circuit Court Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)— A cautious stock market was off slightly in moderately active trading today. The Dow Jones industrial a verage was down 1.43 to 924.10 at noon. Rails were down 2.12 at 260.98, utilities eased .31 to 133.76 and stocks slipped 1.32 to 331.52. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks was off 1.4 at 346.4. Industrials were off 1.3 at 496.9, rails were off 1.4 at 202.7 and utilities Were down .6 at 152.9. The market had opened slightly off and moved lower as the trading wore on, with declines outstripping advances. American Electric Power was at the top of the most-active list, up % at 36% on sales of 251,000. A 159,000 share block of stude- baker-Worthington A Preferred sold off 2% at 39' and left this issue off 1% at 40% on total sales of 175.800. Norwich Pharmacal and In* ternational utilities were up fractionally in active trading, while Southern California Edison was off fractionally. Brokers said the interest in utilities was unusual for the circumstances, because they are normally the most sensitive to periods of tight credit. "The market as whole .however, is so' cautious," one broker commented. "It's the sudden credit crunch," he said, adding that "a lot of people now think that the Federal Reserve really means business in its effort to cool an inflationary economy." Aluminum sto'eks experienced gains, following announcement by Kaiser of price hikes for the metal to the highest level in a decade. Other producers followed the increase during the morning hours. Kaiser, Reynolds and Harvey were up fractionally. On the American Stock Exchange, Molybdenite Corp. of Canada was the volume leader, off at 6% 6n sales of 154,000. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Keith McCutcheon of 2121 Perkins are the par ents of a son born at 5:57 o v clock Sunday evening in Good Samari tan Hospital. He weighed six pounds and 11 ounces and has been named Robert Troy. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hill of Route 7. Mt. Vernon are the parents of a daughter bom at 10tl6 o'clock Saturday evening, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed five pounds and nine and one-half ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lappin of Route 2, Mt. Vernon are the parents of a son born at 7:29 o'clock Saturday morning, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and 12 ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin L. Heil of Dahlgren are the parents of a daughter born at 9:02 o'clock Saturday morning, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed six pounds arid 13 ounces. Eight cases were dismissed in Jefferson county circuit court last Tuesday on oral motions by State's Attorney Frank Walker. Cases dismissed included: People of Stete of Illinois vs. Sherry Rainey on a charge of criminal damage to property; People of State of Illinois vs. Jean ette Roland on B charge of criminal damage to properly; People of State of Illinois vs. Billie Lockwood on charge of battery; People of State of Illinois VF . Paula Brown on charge of criminal damage to property; People of State of Illinois V3. Ralph Isom on charge of maintaining a public nuisance; People of State of Illinois vs. Ronnie Mays on charge of theft; People of State of Illinois vs. Charles Page on charge of Iheft and People of State of Illinois vs. Walter Young on charge of battery. Mays was charged with the theft of five wheel rims from Dean Beadle valued at about $50. Page was charged with the theft of a battery, tools and gas from a combJne owned by Ohis T. Marlow of Bluford. The goods were valued at about $63. British Cruise Liner Aground In Bahamas MIAMI (AP)—The Canard Lines cruise ship Carmania, which got permission to sail from Florida only after modifications to meet U.S. safety standards, has run aground on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas with 471 passengers and 450 crewmen aboard. The 22,600-ton British vessel stuck on Gardner Reef at 10:40 aim. Sunday, just 18 hours after leaving Port Everglades on a scheduled 12-day Caribbean cruise to Kingston, Jamaica. "The passengers are still aboard and in no danger at all," said Ben Asterige, director of the Bahamas Air-Sea Rescue Service. Asterige said the Carmania apparently, moved close to the beach to give passengers a look at a monument on the spot where the Olympic torch was passed shortly before the Olympic Games opened in Mexico City. "She went in too far," he said, "and! there was a strong offshore tide." The salvage tug Alice Moran was enroute from Bermuda and expected to arrive Tuesday for an attempt to pull the Carmania off the smooth coral sand reef. Another tug was dispatched from San Juan, P.R. Three Accidents Over Weekend; One Hit-And-Run Three major damaga accidents, including one hit-and-run collision, were reported in Mt. Vernon during the weekend. Police said an unknown driver left the scen<j Saturday night after striking a car driven by Thelma G. Mason, 49, of Chula Vista, Calif. The Mason auto was damaged more than $100 in the collision, which occurred at 15th and Perkins. An accident Saturday in the 800 block of south 24th street involved cars driven by Kirby T. Kixon, 27, Florissant, Mo., and George E. Ellis. 77, 314 Har-* rison street. Both cars were damaged over $100. Ellis was charged with disobeying a stop sign. Cars driven by Elmer Irvin, 72, Route 1, and Wilma L. Buckman, 55, 1100 Jones, collided Saturday in the 1000 block of Jones street. The Irvin car was damaged over $100. Wilma Buckman was charged with backing without due caution. Four Killed In Road Accidents Three Divorce Suits Filed In Circuit Court Thre divorce suits were filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court Friday. Ermel K. Hall charges mental and physical cruelty in a divorce suit against Forrest E. Hall. The couple was married Oct. 7, 1967 and separated Jan. 5, 1969. Betty Marie Brinker has filed a divorce suit against Carl Brinker, Sr. on a charge of mental cruelty. The couple was married June 14, 1967 and separated Sept. 3, 1968. Beverly Jackson seeks custody of the one child in a divorce against Benny R. Jackson. She charges mental cruelly. The couple was married Sept. 2, 1966 and separated June 1, 1968. JOHNSON STARTS LAST WEEK ON JOB By TI1K ASSOCIATED PRESS Four persons were killed during the weekend in accidents on highways in Illinois. Two teen-egers were killed Saturday night when their car was struck by a train at railroad crossing in Whitehall. The victims wtre identified as Susettea Baldes of Hillview and Diana Shaw of Eldred, both 16. Four other youngsters were injured in the collision. Joe Majka, 56, assistant East St. Louis fire chief, was killed Sunday in a two-car crash in an intersection in Eats St. Louis. The other driver, Mrs. Geraldine Latinette, 36, of Allerton, suffered minor injuries. Larry E. Shadowens, 28, of dairemont was killed Sunday when his car struck a bridge abutment on a gravel road south of Olney. Transient Hotel Fire Kills 4 Stengel Off Serious List GLENDALE, Calif. (AP)— Casey Stengel was removed from Glendale Memorial Hospital 's serious list Sunday, but doctors won't let him take any telephone calls. The 78-yearold former manager of the New York Yankees and Mets needs rest and "he 's quite talkative you know," a nurse explained. Stengel's wife Edna has visited him daily since his operation last week for a peptic ulcer. For a while, Stengel was on tiie critical list "because of his age," a doctor said. Gypsy Rose Lee's Strange Sayings LOS ANGELES (AP)-Gpysy Rose Lee's fortune cookies are designed to strip away gloom and bring a smile to a GI. The one-time burlesque queen, now grandmother, was enroute today for 25-day Vietnam tour. She carries a box of fortune cookies which carry Gpysy Rose Lee sayings: "Show me a man with both feet on the ground and! I'll show you a man who can't get his pants off." Or, "Show me an Indian who doesn't know up from down and I'll show you a man with a weird collection of scalps." Aluminum Co. Boosts Prices PITTSBURG^ (AP)—Aluminum Co. of America, largest producer in the industry, raised prices on virtually all aluminum products, today, some boosts going beyond increases announced earlier by other major producers. £ Alcoa matched the one-c^nt increase from 26 to 27 cents tin ingots announced by Kaiser and Reynolds, and also put in a per cent increase on nearly fabricated products. ...CHICAGO (AP) - Flames swept through a hotel for transients on the South Side before dawn Sunday, killing four persons. A witness told firemen he was awakened by shouts from the room of a crippled tenant, Lee Avante, 36. The witness said he could see Avante - immobile without crutches - seated on his bed, ringed by flames. The witness, also a tenant, said smoke drove him back to the hall. Avante was later found among the dead. .. The other victims were identified as Stella Battle, 71; Lawrence Pierce, 47; and Ernest Brown, 29. About 100 persons Were in the four-story structure when the fire erupted. _.Damage was estimated at Damage was estimated at 25,000. The cause of the fire has not been determined. CALLS FOR STATE REORGANIZATION, POVERTY FIGHT (Continued From Page One) of Cario and Chicago', of young and old, of black and white." Ogilvie said his administration will operate "in a spirit of full disclosure, assuring public access to public information." He said state government must be reorganized "to become a management tool for accomplishment," but, he added, "there is no use in shuffling the bosses around on an organization chart if Illinois begs in Washington and quarrels with its own cities." "We are goin to attempt to turn life's dead-end streets into new avenues of opportunity," he concluded. (Continued From Page One) broadcast personal appearance before a joint session Tuesday night, Johnson is expected. to outline briefly his view of his administration's record and make specific recommendations for future actions. His message, still being written, is expected to be considerably shorter than previous similar messages. Johnson scheduled a series of meeting today before his expected late afternoon departure for New York City. There, he and Mrs. Johnson will be honored dinner guests at a Plaza Hotel affair to be attended by about 400 persons. Many of the hosts are New —York State Democrats. Johnson started his final week in office today with the prospect that he may leave his successor a budget of some $195 billion to operate the government the next fiscal year. Although he can point to a record run of prosperity during his tenure, Johnson may feel impelled to warn against the rising wave of inflation that has pushed bank loan interest rates to a record high and is reflected in the soaring cost of living. At home Johnson can point to his administration's programs to grapple with the problems of the breakdown of law and order, racial rioting, decaying cities, water and air poUution, and poverty. In the international area, the President can cite the prospect that the beleaguered Paris talks eventually may lead to an end to the fighting in Vietnam. Johnson is expected to review the nation's achievements in space exploration and to recommend full-scale continuance of that program. But it is the budget message, which will follow his farewell report, that has been giving the President the most trouble during his final days in heh White House. F-oth the State of the Union address and the budget mes sage were delayed by Johnson in the hope that he could coax Nixon into taking a public position on extending the 10 per cent income surtax, now scheduled to expire on June 30.. No Nixon Promise? The White House announcement Saturday that Johnson vy.uld make his State of the Union address Tuesday was interpreted generally as signal­ ling the failure of efforts to get Nixon to take a stand at this time on the surtax. Al- nough the President-elect said during the campaign that the tax should be wiped ou as soon as the Vietnam war ends, Johnson was reported to have hoped that Nixon wouldn't want to lose the $13 billion revenue it produces annually. The President, who wrung approval of Ihe tax from a balky Congress with the argument that it was needed to combat inflation, also is reported by aides to believe that it is still needed as a check on the rising cost of living. Thieves Steal Police Car In Gallatin County Even police are not Immune to the work of thieves. A teletype message at the Jefferson county sheriff's office this morning told officers to be on the lookout for a stolen car. The car shouldn't be hard to recognize. It belonge to the Old Shawneetown Police Department and is complete with police markings, numbers and short wave radio. The car was reportedly stolen Sunday night in Gallatin County. Coal Stolen In East Town Merle Forth reported to police Saturday afternoon that some one broke into a shed at his home, 218 Casey Avenue, and stole "raal. Police said a small amount of coal was taken. MEETINGS ANNUAL MEETING The Annual Meeting of the East St. Louis District Mutual Cyclone Insurance Company, will be held January 21, Tuesday, 1969, 10:00 a.m. at the Town House Motel, Belleville Illinois. EATERN STAB The stated meeting of Mt. Vernon Chapter No. 233, Order of the Eastern Star, will be held in the Masonic Temple, Tuesday evening, January 14, at 7:30 o'clock Velma Sammons, W. M. Naomi R. Bogan, Sec'y. MAN JAILED ON MURDER CHARGE HERE (Continued From Page One) years. She is survived by her husband, Robert, a son and tnree daughters. Funeral services will foe held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Lively Stone Pentecostal church. VIET CONG BOLWS UP 15 HELICOPTERS (Continued From Page One) all 'Mayflower Compact The Mayflower Compact was the first written plan for self- government in America. It was sighed aboard the ship, Mayflower, before the new colonists built their settlement at Plymouth. f erS FUNERAL SERVICE MT.VSRNON.tkU PJiOH* Dear Friends, We advise the family to promptly notify the local agents of all companies in which the deceased has insurance policies. We shall be pleased to assist in the proper completion of these forms, and also in any Notary service, if you wish. Respectfully, about 10 mortar rounds into the 9th Division headquarters at Dong Tarn. Field reports said there were no casualties but six helicopters were damaged, including the command chopper of Maj. Geh. Julian Ewell, the division commander. Ten helicopters were damaged at Dong Tam in a similar shelling three days ago. South Vietnamese headquarters reported three overnight shellings against two district towns and a provincial capital north and northwest of Saigon. A spokesman said two civilians and one policeman were killed and 19 persons were wounded, including 12 civilians, four soldiers and three policemen. In other ground fighting near the Cambodian border, South Vietnamese rangers claimed killing 35 enemy soldiers 57 miles northwest of Saigon. Two rangers were killed and 22 wounded, including two American advisers. In the air war, U. S. headquarters announced* that a B52 strike 70 miles southwest of Saigon Sunday killed 20 Viet Cong and wiped out 162 enemy fortifications and IS sampans. The giant bombers mounted three more missions Sunday night, dropping more than 500 tons of explosives on enemy bases 60 miles north of Saigon. mm- ROY SAYS: Factory Executive Monterey $1200 Discount Another outstanding buy on a stylish, quality built,. 68 Mercury Monterey four door hardtop. Driven just a short time and a few miles by a Mercury Division executive. This Monterey is like new. It's equipped with power steering, power brakes, automatic drive and air conditioning. Again W-G makes it easy to move up to Mercury quality. Roy Atkinson W-G MOTORS Call 242-6420 "The Used Car Leader" Volume—Quality—Price

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