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4— A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mr. Vernon, lllinoii 62364 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 Mr. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, l °20 EDWIN RACKAWAY - - E * ,or VVM. C. RACKAWAY .. „ BuainoM Manager ORIAN V.ETCAlr „ .. _ Newt Editor JOHN RACKAWAY * Spoif Editor GUY HENRY _ „ -...City Editor NADINE ALLISON „ Sociuty Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Adve-tHing Manage.' :HARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | I"? ^sscci.";icd P'isi 5 exclusively •niiticc tc us'- fnr 1 i e p jbiicd'iu'i of ail nti.'.s c-i.-diied 'o it or not o'her wise credited in this paper and also file local nows puui'bi.cd fr.ucin. S-vco'-d Cl-iss Pr-.id' y e paid al <V\t. Vernon, lilinc.s SUBSCRIPTION RATt'S Subscriptions mull be paid in advance 3y Moil, Jefferson County and jdioining counties, I year I 9,00 5 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month ._ $ 1.25 iy mail outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles; 1 year $12 00; 6 months $8.00; 3 month* $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 months S6.00; 1 month $2."5. Delivered by carrier in city per weeK 40 1 McDivitt A Thought For Today "BehoM, happy is (he rnnn whom God reproves; therefore despise not the cliiisteuing of the Almighty."—Job 5:17. o:o o:o o:o The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.—James Barrie, L'nglish dramatist. Editorial . .. The Substance In Man's Dreams r \REAMS are more real than reality. Orville Wright, long years " after he had seen airplanes become an everyday thing, when the Atlantic had been turned into a puddle that was flown across routinely, wrote that what he remembered best was simply lying in bed at night as a younq man, trying to imagine what il would possibly be like to fly through tse air. Men no longer dream about flying, or even about what It would be like to soar into space beyond the earth to another celestial body. It has happened. • • * Yet "One nifdit after I came back," said James Lovell of the Apollo 8 crew, "I stopped into my back yard, looked up at the moon and couldn't believe I'd been there." We now know that the moon is not made of green cheese, or if it is cheese, that it is of a gray and unappetizing kind. "The moon is so cold and lifeless," added Lovell, "that I'm curious how all the songwriters could refer to it in such romantic terms." Even the stars are unimpressive from the vantage point of space. They don't twinkle as they do when seen from the earth. "They're either there or they're not," said William Anders. The astronauts related that they became fixated on the sight of the earth as it receded from them. "Even out at the moon," said Frank Borman, "the deep blue of the earth is the only color 'ou see anywhere you look in the universe." No one, of course, expected to find life on the moon. No one expects to find any on any of the other planets that men will eventually visit, except possibly some elementary plant forms on Mars. And you can't communicate with a lichen. ! The earth is indeed and oasis in space, as Lovell described it, i and the only one, at least in our solar system. ; Lentil n Seolt Young Armstrong Collin If the successful performances of Apollo space missions I and 8 are an indication, the goal of landing an American on the moon in this decade will be realized. Apollo 9, scheduled for Feb. 28, will test the lunar landing craft in earth orbit. In April or May, Apollo 10 will carry three astronauts to the moon, where two of them will descend to within 10 miles of the lunar surface but will not touch down. An actual landing is planned for Apollo II sometime in July. At that time, two astronauts will spend 24 hours on the moon's surface, gathering rock samples for earth study. Million Chicoyoans Cheer Moon Mei But now, even our fond imaginings that there might be By MICHAEL K. ROBINSON thinking beings elsewhere in another star system hase been bruised by the finding of University of Colorado scientists after a two-year study of Unidentified Flying Objects that there is "no direct evidence whatever of a convincing nature for the claim that an UFOs represent spacecraft visiting earth from another civilization." They recommend that no further money be wasted on the inquiry. Apollo 8 has reduced the moon from an object that stirred man's romantic imagination for centuries to a mere scientific curiosity, even as the Wrights' flyins; machine has been reduced to a set of mathematical formulae. Later space projects will do the same with the rest of our planetary neighbors. In this sense, man's greatest adventure may be man 's greatest disillusionment. That is why UFOlo^ists have attacked the Colorado report "v.:-h such v hemence and why those "'ho believe in flying saucers ••^rr'ir.W' 1o do so. despite whft the laws of relativity say •-'ossibility of interstellar travel. They hnve to. th-- always has to be something more to know beyond - k.-wv. something more to do beyond what we have done, mor* to explore beyond what we have explored, •n cannot live vithouthis dreams. 25-de- top- Folk Heroes Answer to Previous rSlxxl* FPU ACROSS 1 "Reynard, the " 4 " in Boots" 8 Bun van" 12 Fruit drink 13 Pari of Vietnam fvar. 14 River bank 15 Seaman 16 "Jumping Frog of County" 18 More delayed 20 Most secure 21 Dormitory (coll.; 22 Hasten 23 Mimickers 25 Spicy condiments 29 Central part 30 European mountains 31 Depression agency (ab.) 32 Shade tree 33 Poems 34604 (Roman) 35 Unspecified person 37 Climbing plant (var.) 38 Stir 39 Profound 40 Legal plea 43 Landed property 46 Dwellers outside city 48 Couch 49 Danube tributary 50 Fencing sword 51 Boy 52 Tamarisk wit tree 53 Unbumt brick (contr.) 54 Epoch DOWN 1 Butters, for example 2 Of land ownership (law) 3 Skin disease 4 Steppers 5 Remove 23 High cards weapons from 24 Horseback 6 Salt (pharm.) 7 Disastrous collisions 8 Like bettor 9 English river 10 Poisonous tree of Java 11 Final Same 25 Feminine name 2fi Incompetent 27 Ireland 28 Rescue 30 Adhered in thin layers 17 Squirrel skins 33 More peculiar 45 Iceland poem 19 Carried on 34 Viands 47 Phillippine 36 Natural scenery 37 Renter 39 Star in Cygnus 40 Continent 41 Piece of sculpture 42 Eve's son (Bib.) 44 Rip person mountain 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 U 15 16 17 18 19 • 21 1 I 1 23 24 • 25 26 27 28 29 • 30 • 3t 32 I 33 • 35 36 wr 38 • * 40 41 42 1 44 46 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 15 (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.* Assoriated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP)-Those conquerors of space - the Apollo 8 astornauts - paraded through a fantasia of streamers, confetti, flags and moaning air horns Tuesday to conquer a throng of Chicagoans estimated by the mayor's office at more than a million. Flanked by five Shriners on prancing black steeds and preceded by blaring military bands, the men who rode their spaceship to the moon and back circled thruogh the heart of the city in a convertible in gree chill. The hatless coated astronauts grinned eag erly and waved. Bursts of applause erupted from the sardine-tight crowds on the sidewalks. The people spilled into the slreets despite the police cordon to c-alch a flimpso of Col. Frank Borman, Capt. James Lovell and Li. Col. William Anders. At a City Council session, the three were made honorary citizens of Chicago by iVI?yor Richard J. Daley and Ihe aldermen. A priest, reading 1 lie benediction, paused and revcrcnlial music was piped into the packed council chamber over the public address system. Then came three recorded voices from 2S0.000 miles in spr-ae—the astronauts readiny from the First Book of Genesis as they gazed back at this glimmering blue globe on that historic Christmas Eve. Governor Jokes "When Borman set foot on the carrier," Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie said after the touching moment was over, "the first message ho received was a telegram from Mayor Daley inviting him to visit Chicago. I had great respect for Mayor Daley's organization but I didn't know it went quite that far." The crack by Ogilvie, who once cast himself in the role of an arch-foe of what he called the "Daley Machine", brought giggles from the astronauts, their wives and their host Daley. The governor went on to joke that he suspected his daughter was enjoying the "ceremonies today more than the ones yesterday" - when Ogilvie was inaugurated. Then he turned serious. "The accomplishment of these three young men underscores something that this nation has needed," he said. "Confidence in ourselves." Borman took the microphone and added, "This shows our accomplishment has been able to spark again that wonderful faith in the future of this coun- | try which sometimes needs to he rekindled." Daley Luncheon The three were guests of hon. or at a luncheon given by Mayor Daley. Besides business and i civic leaders, the guests included 100 wounded veterans of the i Vietnam War, all but a few of them Marines, now based at Great Lakes Naval Hospital near Chicago. Anders thanked them. "As a military man who has served my country in the space field." lie said, "I would like to add my personal thanks and the thanks of my family to lliese courageous men and their comrades who have paid such a high price for our freedom." Alter the luncheon, the astronauts wore cheered a^ain, this lime like rock 'n' roll heroes by 3,500 gyrating teen-agers from city high schools. The question and answer session was fast and freewheeling, with the rstronauts ranging out into the audience with microphones in hand. What did Borman think of flying saucers? "A figment of somebody's imagination." What about New York Jets star Joe Namath? Good, said Borman, but noi of "the same status witli Johnny Uni- tas" of Baltimore. That asnvver brought a gasp and then a laugh. "I love talking with people like you," Borman said. "I used to teach school and it was the highpoinl of my career." The remark brought a tidal wave of applause. Much too soon for the excited youngsters, the astronauts were on their way again, Ihis time to the visit's finale, a gathering of the local scientific establishment: in the Museum of Science and Industry. Nixon Backs Johnson On The Surtax By WALTER R. MEARS Associated Press Writer KEY BISCAYNE, Fla (AP)— President-elect Nixon, about to take charge of a war-swolen federal budget, has pledged to support President Johnson's recommendation that the 10 per cc -f t income surtax be codtirued —until "the facts we face" permit repeal. "It remains my conviction that the surcharge should end a3 soon as requirements for the war, the budget outlook and economic conditions will permit," Nixon said Tuesday night. "It is my understanding that President Johnsor shares this same view." His udderstanding was carefully orchestrated. The words Nixon used in a statement to describe his posi- liun, and those Johnson included in his farewell State of the Union message were virtually identical. Said Nixon: ". . . Until the new admin- isiratior and the Congress can ascertain that the facts we face justify permittidg the surtax to e rpire or to be reduced, I will so.pport the President's suggestion that the surcharge be continued." \nd Johnson, before a joint meeting of Congress: "The President-elect hag concluded that—until his administration and the Congress can as- eetfair that the facts justify permitting the surtax to eypire or to be reduced—he will sup- pott my recommeddation that it be continued." Nixon and Johnson discussed the tax in a telephone conversation Sunday, and the President clearly received his successor 's endorsement at that time. Nixon's full statement: "It remairs my conviction that the surcharge should edd as soon as requirements for the war, the budget outlook and eco- romic conditions will permit. It is my understanding that President Johnson shares this same view. "However, until the new administration and the Congress can ascertair that the facts we fac e justify permitting the surtax to expire or to be reduced, I will support the President's suggestion that the surcharge be continued." Since his election, Nixon and his advisers had said repeatedly the tax should be repealed as scon as economic and budget conditions would permit. As a campaigner, Nixon at one point said flatly he warted the $15 billion levy to end on June 30, when it is due to expire un ess Congress acts. But generally, he linked its elimination with an end to the finadcial burdens of the Viet- j.am war. In Chicago, for example, or Sept. 4, Nixon said: j "I think that once the war is ei'ded we should get rid of the surtax. It is a war tax and it ' should be ended because I think I the tax level in this country rather than going up should be reduced." The tax statement was Nixon's only public business Tuesday—and it was prepared eved before he flew to Key Biscayne Monday night. There wereno arrio7nced callers on his schedule today, and no staff aides were with Nixon. He was said to be working in solitude, and taking the sun now and then, id preparation for his inaugural address next Monday. But Keep It Handy!" We Tip Our Hat To Chet BERRY'S WORLD The Register- News tips its net today to Chester Lewis, as he winds up 13 years of service as city manager. Chet Lewis is a good man who h'is done a good job f.T our town. We believe he has helped to make Mt. Vernon a better town. We are glad that, although he is leaving the employ of the city he is remaining as a citizen and worker in Mt. Vernon. We wish him the very best in his new job. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .today is Wednesday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 1969. There are 350 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1953 President Harry S. Truman said farewell to the nation in a radio and Television broadcast from the White House, the first outgoing president ever to do so. On this date — In 1870 a cartoon, by Thomas Nast, appeared in Harper's Weekly using the symbol of a donkey for the Democratic party. In 1919 Ignace Jan Paderewski, lamed Polish concert pianist, became the first premier of the new republic of Poland. In 1922 the Irish Free State was established. In 1943 workmen completed the Pentagon, the headquarters of 1he U. S. Department of Defense and the world's largest building. In 1961 28 airmen and civilians, working on repairs to a U. S. Air Force radar tower 105 miles off the coast of New Jersey, lost their lives as the tower collapsed and sank into the Atlantic during a storm. In 1966 dissident Nigerian 8rmy officers revolted and abducted federal Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa >Vom his home in the capital of Lagos. KONG (AP)—-Chinese 1 Ten years ago: French Presi- reported today fight- j c1en *' Charles de Gaulle renewed offers of safe conduct for Algerian rebels to Paris to discuss a cease-fire. Five years ago: Panama asked for public assurances from the United States that it was prepared to negotiate the revision of the Panama Canal treaties as a condition for resuming diplomatic relations. One year ago: The U. S. Su- Fighting !n 3 China Provinces TLONG travelers ing has erupted in the mainland provinces of Hopeh, Szechwan and Kwangtung between anti- Maoist guerrillas and army troops. The travelers said most of the {'uerrillas are followers of President Liu Shao Chi, target of the followers of chairman Mao Tse- T'mg. © 1968 by NEA, Inc. "In a way, I guess you could call it a little protest 0 { my own— I'm burning CREDIT CARDS!" College Draft- Delay Upheld WASHINGTON (AP)—The Supreme Court rejected today a plea that it outlaw the draft deferment of college students as illegal discrimination against young men who cannot afford to go to college. The attack on Ihe deferment regulations was made by four Law For Today... MORE THAN ONE TYPE OI JOINT CHECKING ACCOUNT Q. Is it possible for my husband to close out our joint checking account and open a new one in just his name? That is what he threatens to do when h« thinks I have been spending too much. A. It may be possible, depending on the type of account. If only one signature is needed on draft- age Negroes, James Boyd! „. , .. . ... . .. of San Francisco and Bernard a check thefre 18 no ^ tousto f Hughes, Cecil Ralph Hendrix i °™ l P ° u ^5TJ ^ n 5_ ai , cheek and Charter Taylor Jr. of New York City. Their lawyers said the deferment system increases the likelihood that a poor youth will be drafted r.nd is an arbitrary, unconstitutional classification. for the entire amount in the account and depositing the check in a new account. Accounts that require two signatures on a check help prevent this type of situation. —Illinois State Bar Association Peking, Red China's capital, , Is hi Hopeh province. Liu is said Pwme Court approved the six- io be living under virtual house arrest in Peking. The Maoist regime has execu- :iv°d large numbers of Liu followers while preparing for the j Chinese communist party's 9th Congress, the travelers said. Many reported the large south China city of Canton is suffering a Maoist purge of public executions, assassinations and kidnappings of Liu supporters and suspects. Two guerrilla armies in Szechwan province were reported to be commanded by Army Marshals Liu Po Cheng and Ho Lung, both victims of the Maoist purge. Pharmacologists are turning increasingly to the ocean as a .vnirce of new drug?. Marine algae produce antibiotics that inhibit the growth of terrestrial organisms. The octopus produces serotonin, a potent histamine releaser. TIMELY QUOTE The farmer who doesn't have the means to make a go of it is going to wind up somewhere— and this is related directly to the problems we have in the city and the ghetto. —Jack Lynn, chief of Washington lobbyist for the. American Farm Bureau Federation. year-old proposal to merge the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads — the biggest merger in U. S. corporate history. Today's birthdays: President Nasser of the United Arab Republic is 51; jazz drummer Gene Krupa is 60. Thought for today. Conscience is the voice of the soul — Rousseau. NEWS BRBEF JAKARTA (AP) — Interior Minister Basuki Rachmat, a lieutenant general from East Java and a powerful member of President Suharto's administration, died today apparently of a heart attack. He was 47. An interior ministry spokesman said Rachmat collapsed just after speaking at a ceremony instilling the new head of bu- happened Nov. 20 but the exact route to the army central hospital. Rachmat left a wife and four children. NOW THRU SATURDAY j @ftm«* __ _ ~ jfflKHf The Toughest Hellfighter of All! JOHN WAYNE KATHARINE ROSS THAT GRADUATE' GIRL J1MHUT70N A "HELLFIGHTERS" Suggtlltd hi GENERAL •udlincai. VERA MILES JAYC. FLIPPEN • BRUCE CABOT* Screenplay by GLAIR HUFfAKER • Directed by AN DREW V. McLAGLEN • Produced by ROBERT ARTHUR (ggjg) A UNIVERSAL PICTURE • TECHNICOLOR'- PANAVISION 1 Wednesday Thru Friday — 7:00 and 9:10 P.M. NATIONAL GENERAL CORPORATION

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