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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt. Vemon, lllinoii 62864 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNOM REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY _ Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Business Manager ORIAN METCAlr New. Editor JOHN RACKAWAY _ «• „ Spat- Editor GUY HENRY ...City Editor NADINE AUISON „ Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON ....... _ _ Adve-tiiing Manay*r CHARLES DEIT2 Plant Superintendent BRUCE BIOSSAT How Kennedy Moved In To Become Senate Whip MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th» Associated Prest. 's exclusively entitled tc us' for toe publication of ill news credited to it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and .also he local news puulishcd therein. Second Class Pcvfage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATfcS Subscriptions must be paid in * jvance By Mail. Jefferson County and sdioining counties, 1 year % 9.00 5 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month _ $ 1.25 iy mall outside Jefferson and 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 B.v BUTJCE BIOSSAT XE.\ Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (XEA) On the Monday before New Year's Day. Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy telephoned Sen. Rnss r ll Long to discuss his rhallege to the latter as assistant Democratic Senate leader. He g';t The distinct impression Long was surprised to hear of it. Yet in the four previous days Kennedy had personally talked to many of Long's Senate supporters as he worked the telephone hard from the celebrated ski resort at Sun Valley, Idaho. Apparently, not en" of these senators called Long to cue him or encourage him. Long told Kennedy some 40 of •he 57 Senate Democrats would suprort the Louisianon's bid for re-election as Democratic Whip. From his own soundings from Sun Valley, Kennedy was convinced that was far off the mark. The exact moment the challenge idea took shape in Kennedy's mind is hard to nail down. Bui it became an active endeavor Ihe day after Christmas when an aide in Washington picked up the telephone and heard the senator's voice from Chicago's O'Hare Field, where he was between planes en route to Sun Valley. "What about the whip 0 '' Kennedy asked. The aide, like others after him. was staggered. He immediately jumped in as devil's advocate, ticking off the disadvantages of the job—it ties you down, it's a bone-crusher, etc. But he knew then Kennedy had already decided to make the challenge. The senator found time to ski just once with his family as he canvassed the country from his lodge room, talking to every senator he could reach. By Saturday night his key staff people had the formal word that he was going all-out for the post. Though the original checks were a test of sentiment rather than a mustering of votes. Kenndy could tell rieht off that the thing was cracking his way. Earlv on. he got encouragement not just from easily won liberals but from such establishment tvpes as Sen. Henry Jackscn of Washington. Later added to this roster were others in the solid center like Sons. Stuart Symington of Missouri and Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. The logistics involved in reaching senators over the holidays were incredibly difficult, and here the staff pitched in. Some were scattered through vacation spots in the Caribbean and elsewhere. Sen. Warren Magnuson of Washington was in a house without a telephone and was not actually tapped for days. Back in Washington from Sun Valley, Kennedy began the real nose-countin?. He f"t a further lift from indications of some southern backing. Three Old South Democrats surely voted for him—Sens. Albert Gore of Tennessee, William Spong of Virginia and Ralph Yarborough of Texas. No firm indication ever came to the Kennedy camp, hut there is reason to believe n fourth southerner, Sen. J. W. Fullbright of Arkansas, ~nay have come his way. He left a proxy vote for Long when he went off on a vacation but then flew back suddenly to vote in person. The only serious offset to Kennedy's significant pickups among- southerners and middle- road establishment types was the defection of three oT the labeled liberals—Sens. Eugene McCarthy, Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. Vance H-irtke of Indiana. The latter two appear to have decided to repay Long for certain past favors, though of Nelson it may also be said that he h-'s never been exacllv a Kennedy f-n. The amazing defec- ti-n of McCarthy, allegedly foundrd on his judgment that Kennedy as whin would represent no "real reform" in Senate leader.^hin, is already a story well-told by others. It will almost per'amly turn out to be more help than hindrance to Kennedy, who demonstrated in eight days of nearly single-handed, audacious tactical endeavor that he knows when to pick a tough political fight and how to win it.. London Riots Mark Commonwealth Talks By ARTHUR GAVSIION LONDON (AP) — A majority of Commonwealth states today -o- -o- -o- urged a referendum among white and black Rhodesians to test any compromise settlement A Thought For Today "For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel. These seven are the eyes of the Lord, which range through the whole earth."—Zechariah 4:10. o:o o:o o:o The creation of Waldo Emerson. a thousand forests is in one acorn.—Ralph Editorial . . . Words To Critics Of Free Press IT WAS WILL ROGERS who said, "All I know is what I read in the papers." The sharp-witted humorist's words can be interpreted a couple of different ways, but they express something that is still true: Except for those events in which we are direct participants, about all we know of what's happening in the world is what we read or hear or see by virtue of the varied media that come under the head of journalism. Rogers would agree that & healthy cynicism should be part of every reader's or listener's or viewer's equipment, especially in this day when we are bombarded from all sides not only by genuine news but by that which poses as news but which is manufactured to plead special interests or sell products. He should also agree, however, that things are in bad shape when particularized skepticism begins to be replaced by generalized disbelief on the part of the news-hungry public. • * • We seem to be in such a period today. The Internal Press Institute reports that distrust of news media is growing in the United States and constitutes more of a challenge than the technical and economic problems that best the industry. The institute, an organization of newspaper editors from 57 countries, notes as a "disquieting development" the feeling that news media incite the violence they report, despite lack of proof of any other disorders and the reporting of them. The feeling is not limited to newspapers by any means. Reuven Frank, head of NBC News, observed recently that "a new love-hate relationship has suddenly burst forth between television and its basic audience.'" People are watching more and liking it less—the riots during the Democratic convention in Chicago, for example—and are transferring their revulsion at events to the medium that reports them. • • • CBS President Frank Stanton sees the fundamental freedom of the press in "grave danger" from increasing instances of government intervention, implied or actual. He cites the adverse reactions of public officials to coverage of the 1967 ghetto riots, Secretary of Agriculture Freeman's threats of tighter regulation after a CBS broadcast on "Hunger in America" and numerous ultimatums and investigations generated by news coverage of the Chicago convention. The nation has special commissions coming out of its ears. But it might be a good thing to appoint one more, composed of distinguished Americans outside the field of journalism, to take a searching look at the news media, if only to discover that it still performs a useful function. Before giving up on the Fourth Estate, we might ask ourselves, how many city-hall scandals are unearthed by politicians, or how many government boondoggles are revealed by bui*eauu- crats, and how many by sometimes obnoxious but always dedicated revorters and their editors? «= * * i A free and unfettered press—which is the only kind worth ! having—will inevitably offend some people all of the time and all i of the people some of the time. When it ceases to do this, then will it indeed deserve the distrust and contempt of the public. BERRY'S WORLD 1 © 1%9 by NEA, In 'HURRY UP! We're expecting an aiijck by i..: who wont their BAGGAGE!" -o- -o- -o- Britain might reach with the rebel colony. British Prime Minister Harold Wilson had twice assured delegates to the Commonwealth Prime Ministers Conference: "The people of Rhodesia will not have a constitution imposed upon them by legislation of the British Parliament against their will." But African, Asian and other delegates expressed grave doubts that Prime Minister Ian Smith's government would permit Rhodesia's Africans to express their views freely on a settlement. While the 28 Commonwealth leaders attending the eight-day conference were drafting their positions Sunday, riots flared in downtown London when demonstrators stormed the diplomatic missions of two white African governments, Rhodesia and South Africa. Some demonstrators stoned windows at Rhodesia House and South Africa House, both near Trafalgar Square, and others battled police and supportei's of the Smith regime. Police said two factions were involved, the right-wing National Front which supports breakaway Rhodesia, and the Black People's Alliance. One Big, Happy Family? Strong Stone Much granite is used in building because it is valuable as a suupport where great strength is required. Granite can withstand a pressure of 15,000 to 20,000 pounds per square inch. ,' f *' 69 Pant Suits For Women OK At Inaugural Ball NEW YORK (AP)—Women strending the inaugural balls honoring President-elect Nixon w»U be admitted in pant suits and men can wear black tie, although white tie is recommended. They're accepted these days, i\ren't they," Mark Evans, one of the ball's co-chairmen, asked n group of fashion writers Thursday at the Hotel Pierre, Nixon's headquarters. As the women chorused their -o- -o- -o- affirmation, Evans said, "If you say so. . . Yes, women will be admitted in their formal drawers." Evans and Mrs. Leslie C. Arenas, wife of the Illinois congressman, also .said that after much deliberation the chairmen had decided white tie was pre- ferrable for the inaugural ball nut that black tie would be op- tioiial. Evans, Mrs. Arenas, and another co-chairman, presented -o- -o- -o- Mrs. Nixon with examples of tlie favors to be given to inaugural ball guests. Guests sitting in $1,000 boxes will receive red, white and Dlue 21-inch scarves emblazoned with the Nixon inaugural theme, •''Forward Together." In addition, the women will be given a gold filled bracelet with dangling square medallions of the inaugural seal and male guests will receive cuff links engraved with the seal. 'Quenfin Durward' Answer to Prtviftus Fuxxl« ACROSS 1 Kingdom of in the 15th century 7 Novel by Sir Walter 12 Hydrophobia 13 XI, the Vagabond King 14 Site of Arthurian legend 15 Additional 16 Friend (Fr.) 17 Deliverer 19 Shiplike clock 20 Organic ester 21 Sweet potato 23 Doctor (ab.) 24 Needle (comb, form) 27 Ammonia replacement salts 30 Storehouses 33 Tomorrow (Sp.) 34 Reduce to lower grade 35 Wooden pin 36 Palm lily 38 Varnish ingredient 39 Feminine name 42 Unit of motion (ab.) 45 Charles the Bold, Duke of—48 Affirmative reply .49 Assumed name 50 Begins 53 Retinue 54 Dancing girl (Jap.) was 55 Alleviated 56 Bony DOWN 1 Bodily structure 2 Branching out 3 Presidential nickname 4 Nothing 5 Villein sayings 39 Chalcedony 6 Regard highly 24 Unauthorized 40 Pondered 7 Frozen rain Bible books 41 Force units 8 Hip joints 25 Whale (comb. 43 Flower part (anat) • form) 44 Manuscripts 9 Baseball 26 Employ (ab.) retirements 27 Ampere (ab.) 45 Foundation 10 Weary 28 Feminine 46 Hawaiian 11 Russian ruler appellation food fish 14 Is able 29 Demon 47 American 18 Burdened 31 Tissue (anat) journalist 20 Foretoken 32 Candlenut tree 51 Citation (ab.) 22 Collection of 37 Blue dye 52 Compass point Today In History HOW NOW, ANOTHER MAO? After months of searching, filmmakers have found someone to portray the role of Mao Tse-tung. He's Conrad Yama, left, a Japanese actor born in California. The' portrait of Communist China's leader, right, illustrates the startling resemblance between the two men. Yama had to shave part of his head and practice speaking with a Chinese accent for the part. 1 z 3 4 5 6 T 8 9 W IT 12 13 14 15 it >• 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 3i 35 as 7T 46 4} 44 m 50 61 S3 W li 1 5* 13 Law For Today... HUSBAND CAN'T PREVENT WIFE FROM WORKING Q. I am against my wife working, but she says she'U do as r,he pleases. Is there any legal way to prevent her from working or at least to make her share the household expenses if she's going j to work? A. Your wife is within her rights. In Illinois, a married woman has the freedom to choose whether to work or not to work. Moreover, if she works state law gives her the right to "receive, use and possess her own earnings . . . free from the interference of her husband." However, both husband and wife are liable for reasonable and necessary family expenses and a creditor my sue a wife, as well as a husband, for such unpaid obligations. —Illinois State Bar Association NEWS BRIEF MIAMI (AP) — Actress Gloria DeHaven and Richai-d Fincher have divorced for a sec- end time. Their second marriage ended Thursday when Fincher, a Florida state representative and auto dealer, won a divorce on a counter- claim of extreme cruelty. He said Miss DeHaven told | him she was going on the road with a musical, "Golden Boy," i and would not return to Miami, i Miss DeHaven, who lives in; iv;w York, did not appear in j court. Fincher agreed to pay i $40 a month alimony and $&) a month support for their two children, Harry, 9, and Faith, 5, and give Miss DeHaven a new car annually. They were divorced first in 1SS3 after seven years of marriage, then remarried Jan. 19, 196a By THE ASSOCIATED Press Today is Monday, Jan. 33, the 13th day of 1969. There are 352 days left in the year Today's hgihlight in history: On this date in 1953 came tirst word of the so-called "Doctor's Plot." in which nine physicians were arrested and charged with plotting the deaths of Soviet leaders. The arrests were interpreted as meaning Josef Stalin Stalin died in March, however, and the doctor's were later released. On this date- In 1733 James Oglethorps and some 130 English Colonists arrived in South Carolina with a charter to establish a settlement in what is now the Sitte of Georgia. In 1834 Horatic Alger, author of the. "rags to riches" stories, was born. In 1864 composer Stephen Foster died penniless in New York's Bellevue Hospital. In 1902 the Electro Importing Co. of New York advertised a radio set for the first time. "Will work up to one mile." Cost: S7.50. In 1955 President Dwight D. gross that the present Selective Service system be continued for four years after its expiration June 30, 1S55. Olympian of Togo was shot tc death outside the U. S. Embassy in Togo's capital city of Oome and a group of former Togolese soldiers seized control of the government. Ten years ago. The Cabinet of France's President Charles de Gaulie decreed wide amnesty measures for Algerian rebels, commuting some 140 death sentences. Five years ago. Leaders of the 13 Arab League nations began a four-day meeting anda- greed to set up a joint military command for possible use against Israel. winter weather hit the Southeast with a crippling sleet storm, the Midwest with heavy snow, the North Pacific with gale winds and northern states with subze ro cold. MARINE GUN CREW moves a 105mm howitzer into position high atop a fire-support base near An Hoa, South Vietnam. The leathernecks were supporting a combat operation 22 miles southwest of Da Nang. NEWS BRIEF DENVER, Colo. (AP)—Here's a new problem for a problem- beset country. It's manure. Tlie stuff is piling up so fast that it's becoming a :najor pollution problem, the Four States Irrigation Council was told here. Concentration of cattle in j feeding lots has resulted in ani-i mal manure production of more' than two enough to billion tons a year., cover a square mile 10 feet deep every year. dey in the Now Possible To Shrink Painful Hemorrhoids And Promptly Stop The Itching, Relieve Pain In Most Cases. New York, N.Y. (Special): Science has found a medication with the ability, in most cases — to promptly stop itching, relieve pain and actually shrink hemorrhoids. Tests by doctors proves that in case after case, while gently relieving pain, actual reduction of the inflamed hemorrhoids took place. The secret is Preparation H*. There's no other formula like it! Preparation H also soothes irritated tissues and helps prevent further infection. In ointment or suppository form ENDS TUESDAY US G cftikhl ^e c Heart isalonelu "Hunter 2nd FEATURE lent in Doul ^5Pandyin«Aspic A Double-Agent in Double-Danger! JjjJ{j ^J««*r — - flotation! Laurence Tom Mia HARe-COURTEiY-FARROW^^^ MunaprEeuiHior 'B^^KSl HUNTER 7:30, ASPIC 9:40 P.M. *

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