Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 15, 1969 · Page 25
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 25

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 15, 1969
Page 25
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s— c. STO.VTTII XOXHHA \LIV S A\a N -HHJ. SI03H 3 HJ, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, I960 STKEKT SCENE in downtown Reykjavik with its modern stores and toentin« traffic. HOT SPRINGS abound in Iceland's M.fiOO square miles. In addition to being a tourist attraction, the natural energy has been harnessed to provide central heating in the nation's towns. -o- -o- ICELAND'S FISHING GROUNDS are world-famous and greatly used by Eurooean fishing fleets. Here, fish hang <HI racks to dry. Does the name "Iceland" immediately conjure up visions of igloos and snowy wastelands? Those thoughts couldn't be farther from the truth for today's Iceland is a thriving, up-to-date country with all the modern conveniences. Much of its nearly 200,000 population lives in modern towns with streets crowded with motor cars, not dog sledges. Air pollution is no problem in Iceland for most heating is accomplished by utilizing the hot springs that abound on the island. SMOKELESS CITY of Reykjavik, Iceland's capital, gets heat and hot water piped in from hot springs 10 miles away. The city's nearly 79,000 residents enjoy modern living in a crystal-clear atmosphere. ^ f-'ATIIERIXG in the fall is the main event of the year for Iceland's rural population. It may take up to i s to herd the sheep down from the vast and desolate mountain ranges where they have grazed all summer. I >vTv district has a joint pen where the sheep are taken and there each farmer must find his from among the more i: an 15,000 animals being held. A holiday spirit fills the air and the night after the first day at the pen usually is it in dancing and other festivities. STONE WOMAN plays a Stone harp. Statue is the creation of Iceland sculptor Olai'sson. who does most of his work in natural stone. MAIN STATUE of Iceland Js that of Imjolf Arnarson, Hlic Norseman who became the island's first permanent settler in A.D. 870. SECURITY CHIP" SAVINGS ACCOUNTS 1. *5H°° 3 Months 1. OR MORE Interest Paid Quarterly 2. 6 Months 2. OR MORE Interest Paid Quarterly Or Semi-Annually, As Desired $ 500°° 12 Months OR MORE Interest Paid Quarterly Or Semi-Annually, As Desired 4. $300000 12 Months 4. OR MORE Interest Paid Monthly, Quarterly Or Semi-Annually, As Desired Per Annum All Certificates Of Deposit Are Automatically Renewable And Of Course All Four Savings Plans Draw Daily Interest. Each Depositor Is Insured Up To $15,000.00 by F.D.I.C. Friendliness You Can Feel.... Security You Can Trust SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO. mmm 119 North Ninth Street Mt. Vernon, Illinois mmm

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