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4 A Jl-iU I-taiilSTttK-XN&VVS — Ml. VEKA'OW, 1L.L.INOJS TULHSDAY, JANUARY IS, lactf MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Ml. Vernon, Illinois 62864 (DAILY EXttPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY „.. Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Business Manager ORIAN METCALP .._ _ News Editor JOHN RACKAWAY ...... * .Sport* Editor: GUY HENRY ......City Editor NADINE ALLISON „ .Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Adve-tising Wianayer CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively sntltled to us r - for the publication of ill news credited to it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also he local news ouolished therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in juvance By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, 1 year $ 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 month* $3.50; 1 month ._ _ $ 1.25 3y 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 $2.75. Delivered by carrier in city per week 40 A Thought For Today Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay a&ide every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perserverance the race that is set before us.—Herbrews 12:1. o:o o:o o:o The miracle or the power that, elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave, determined spirit.—Mark Twain. Editorial . . . Rickety System: Electoral College Honor King In Atlanta Ceremony 69 II AD MORE THAN ONE presidential elector decided to cast his " ballot for someone other than the candidate whose party slate he was elected on—as one North Carolina elector did, entirely legally—it is likely that Congress would not quite so easily have overridden a challenge to his vote. Had the electoral vote been closer than it was (301 for Nixon, 1S1 for Humphrey and 46 for Wallace, with 270 needed to win) and had enough electors switched to one or another candidate to reverse the initial results, it is certain that Congress would have done something other than routinely endorse the Electoral College tally. Such did not happen, and probably will never happen, but it will always be a possibility as long as our peculiar electoral system remains as peculiar as it is. It is a system wherein a citizen does not vote directly for the candidate of his choice but for a slate of people he may have never heard of who, he trusts, will in turn severally vote for that candidate—depending, of course, upon whether a majority of fellow citizens in his state vote for the same slate. If a majority doesn't, then these particular electoi's are not elected ard the votes of all the people who voted for them, no matter how numer- out they may be, count for nothing in the election of the president. Congress has certified a new president under a creaky system which, by good fortune, worked once again. It is now time for Congress to give us a new system, one dependent less upon fortune and more upon the will of the people. People In The News McALLEN, Tex. (AP) — Maj. Janes N. Rowe—known to his friends and family as Nikki— came home again Wednesday to a rousing welcome from the town and the promise of some of his mother's homemade bresd. Rowe, 30, escaped Dec. 31 after spending more than five years as a captive of the Viet Cond. He arrived home shortly afterward for a brief visit, then returned to the Army hospital at San Antonio. Rowe's first homecoming was a private affair and since it was so short, his mother didn't have a chance to bake any bread. This time, there was a parade, a rally and a letter signed by thousands of residents expressing their appreciation for his military service. Today In Washington The 'Lunacy' Test "THE LONDON OBSERVER reports what it calls, with appar- " ent good reason, a "new and ludricous phase of student lunacy"—a demand by students in India that they be allowed to cheat on tests. Some students reportedly have beaten up lecturers who called them down for using crib notes. Others have simply walked out of examinations, complaining that the questions were too difficult. Almost as often, observes the Observer, administrators have given in and a new set of easier papers has been prepared and the examination held again. It seems a logical development. If students ought to have the right to dictate how their courses are taught and to grade their teachers, as some of our own students are demanding, it is only fair that students be allowed to decide what questions they shall be asked. Capitol Footnotes When President Johnson signed his $195 billion budget proposal Wednesday, he noted that it brings to almost a trillion dollars the spending programs he has proposed in his five years as President. While the inaugural balls are going on elsewhere in Washington Monday night, about 100 American Indians in town to see Richard M. Nixon take office will hold an inaugural dinner and pow-wow in full Indian dress. President Johnson Wednesday attended a farewell reception given by the chiefs of all diplomatic missions in Washington for retiring Secretary of State Dean Rusk, and described Rusk as "one of the greatest secretaries of state in the history of this republic." *legina, the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada, once bore the name of Pile of Bones. MONTREAL (AP)—A former gangster who knew Bonnie and Clyde is back home after 33 years in prison and one of the things he plans to do is see the movie about the two bank robbers. Alvin Karpis, 61, 30-leader of the Karpis-Ma Barker gang that terrorized part of the United Slates with bank holdups and kidnapings, says he knew Bonnie and Clyde as "a couple of fun-loving kids." Foodstuff Answer to Previous Pozzf* IF ?51 X 1 ACROSS 1 Soft-finned food fish 4 Mulligan' 8—fritters 12 Mohammed's son-in-law 13 Do it with potatoes 14 Toward the- sheltered side 15 Observe 16 Chapels 18 Meat and potatoes dishes 20 Puts in a 57 Masculine nickname, DOWN 1 Ready money 2 Margarine 3 Nutrition expert 4 Thread cylinder 5 Small pastry 6 Expunged 7 Dampened 8 Christmas song 9 Hodgepodge 10 Stagger 11 Promontory common fund 17 Supposes 21 Sick 22 Wicked 24 Spice 26 Arabian gulf 27 Health resort 30 Drug '32 Sea nymph 34 Conductor 35 Interest paid for money .36 Sea eagle 37 Drinks slowly 39 Seines 40 One who (suffix) 41 Roman bronze 42 Concur 45 Exposures 49 Persons waiting for distribution 51 and eggs 52 Fluff 53 On the briny 54 Exist 55 Concludes 56 Spiritless 19 Appeal earnestly 23 Planet 41 Nautical 24 Burrower term 25 Mimicker 42 Capable 2B Eagle's nest 43 Broad smile 27 Lord's bailiff 44 Cleave 28 Early Britons 46 Dirk 29 Fruit drinks 47 Weight 31 Tried deduction 33 Hindu queen 48 Merganser 38 Extol 50 Getaway 40 Chairs (slang) VICTORIA FALLS, Rhodesia(AP)—Dr. Billy James Hargis, president of the American Christian Crusade, says he'll try again to get Rhodesian Prime Minister Ivan Smith to address the crusade's nationwide convention in Tulsa, Okla., next August. Hargis invited Smith to address last year's convention and Smith accepted, but was refused entry to the United States. Hargis is in Rhodesia for a ciusade congress in Salisbury. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia mother has appealed again toFidel Castro to send her 3-year-old daughter back from Cuba. Joanne Washington appealed for the return of her daughter Jennifer who was taken from Thomas, who later hijacked a plane and forced it to Cuba. Most of the passengers on the plane returned, but Washington and Jennifer did not. Mrs. Washington said she and her husband were divorced last Match. Of her daughter's absence, she said, "It's nearly a month —the longest month of my life...I pray Mr. Castro will hear my plea and send my Jennifer home to me right WASHINGTON (AP) — Two proposed constitutional amendments that would change the method of electing U.S. presidents are pending in the Senate. One, introduced Wednesday by Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., would abolish the Electoral College and provide for election of the President and vice president by popular vote. The other, introduced by Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C, would reform the Electoral College. To pass , either amendment would have to win a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress, then be ratified by three-fourths of the slate legislatures. Under Bayh's proposr.l, the leading presidential ticket would have to receive more than 40 per cent of the total votes. If it didn't, a runoff election would be held between the top two tickets. Ervin's proposal would divide the electoral votes of a state between the candidates in direct proportion to the number of popular votes each candidate received. The current Electoral Colleeg system, in effect without change since the Constitution was adopted, gives all of a state's electoral votes to the presidential ticket receiving the most popular votes in the state. which includes explosives with 20 to 200 kilotons power and one of low yield, 20 kilotons or less. A kiloton of force is equal to the intensity of 1,000 tons of TNT. Capital Quote "We are engaged against parliamentary wizards." — Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, leader of a Senate fight to make it easier to cut off filibusters, refer ring to his Southern opposition WASHINGTON (AP — W. Leslie Douglas, who has charge of the Inaugural Committee's budget, estimates that official inaugural activities will cost $2.3 million, but he says the committee will have plenty of money to foot the bills. In fact, Douglas said Wednesday, ticket sales and other revenue probably will leave the committee with a surplus. The parade will cost the most, probably $585,000, Douglas said. He estimated the cost of the inaugural balls at $350,000, the inaugural program and book at $302,000, invitations at $140,000, the office of the executive director for planning at $84,000, and inaugural medals at $80,000. , WASHINGTON(AP)—The Atomic Energy Commission says two underground nuclear tests were conducted Wednesday at its test site in Nevada. The AEC said it set off one explosion of low-intermediate yield, Mrs. M. E. Clark and daughter Shannon returned Sunday from a visit of several weeks, in Dania, Florida. Mr. Clark also spent the holidays with his family in Florida, 3*eturning home with them. XXX Miss Rose Frey was a business visitor in Benton last week. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cooney Jr., and Mr. B. G. Nipper were visitors in Mt. Vernon Saturday. * • * Mrs. Nannie McClure spent Sunday with Mrs. Lorene Tarrs of Belle Rive. Others visiting in the Tarrs home were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bechtel of Belle Rive, and Mrs. Gertrude Snodsmith of Mt. Vernon. * * * Susan Daily, who is teaching in Lakeland, Fla., is visiting her parents, Judge and Mrs. John D. Daily. * * * Miss Shannon Clark will resume her studies at Indiana University at the beginning of the second semester—preparing for entrance into graduate school. * 'M * Fred Underwood spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Winifred Underwood. Fred is a student at S.I.U. * * * Mrs. Robert Green and son Webb spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Green. They are going to make their home in Indianapolis, Indiana soon. . . . Veronica Voss, Cor. ^ Crossed Atlantic ATLANTA. Ga. (AP) — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., received tribute in death that he was never given in life when the Georgia State Senate applauded some of those closest to him. It was pai-t of ceremonies commemorating what would have been King's 40th birthday Wednesday. Sen. Horace Ward, who attended Northwestern University instead of the University of Georgia because he is a Negro was applauded when he extolled King as a great man of the time. But not all of the birthday observances were peaceful. A call for a moment of silence at the Illinois University Chicago campus touched off a clash, a university spokesman said, between about 75 Negro students and an equal number of whites. Eleven students were treated at the University Health Center, and one student was hospitalized with head lacerations. Police broke up the melee. In Atlanta, Ward quoted in the Senate from King's speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington : "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.. ." Several African diplomats were in the senate chamber. The visitors included King's father, the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr., and Mrs. Rosa Park, whose refusal to step to the rear of a city bus touched off the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycotts. A four-hour memorial service at Ebenezer Baptist church, where King shared the pulpit j with his father, was attended by more than 1,000 persons. I 0n ^is date in 1920, the 18th The Rev. Ralph D. Abernathy,' Amendment to the Constitution, who succeeded King as head of prohibiting the manufacture, the Southern Christian Leader- sale or transportation of intoxi- © 1969 by NEA, he. "Don't worry, sir! Killy skis \,ith l,U ^,Ue apart, too!" National Associated Opens Montrose Field Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Jan. 16.. the 16th day of 1969. There are 349 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history; The first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean sailed from the seaport of Savannah, Ga., for Liverpool, England, in 1819. It was named the "Savannah." U.S. Has Too Much Uranium away. NEW YORK (AP) — Cathie Mann, a 25-year-old, blue-eyed brunette who likes swimming, jogging, cicycling and tennis, has been named 1969 Summer Festival Queen for the city. Miss Mann, a model and pa t-time schoolteacher, will travel aci-oss the United States ard the world promoting New York City as a summer tourist spot. The New York City native was chosen by the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau. WASHINGTON (AP) The government said Wednesday its cupboard is overflowing with uranium and it would like the uranium industry to ease up on deliveries for awhile. The Atomic Energy Commission said it is seeking proposals to limit total deliveries of uranium concentrates from companies now under contract. Declaring such a reduction would save the government money, the AEC said: "The commission believes that a moderate reduction in deliveries can be achieved on terms which would be mutually advantageous to the contractors and the government." The AEC said its commitment to purchase uranium under the contracts — which terminate Dec. 31, 1970—exceeds its present needs, "largely because of previous cutbacks in military requirements for fissionable materials." iHvitmm Uttfprim Ami The world's longest fence, a 3,500-mile dingo barrier, encloses the central sheep-raising country in Queensland, Australia, National Geographic says. Six feet high and buried a foot underground, the sturdy wtru netting protects sheep from marauding wild dogs. VELMA'S AIRPORT CAFE Enjoy A Delicious Weekend Meal At The MT. VERNON AIRPORT HOME BAKED PIES & CAKES Open Daily Except Monday 7 A.M. To 4 P.M. ship Conference, pleaded "I call upon the forces of good will throughout the land 1 to exert their total influence in seeing to it that the life of James Earl Ray or whoever is proven to have pulled the trigger. . .is spared." Ray is charged with King's slaying. Afterwards, 2,000 persons walked 2Y* miles to a groundbreaking ceremony for the $2 .5 million Martin Luther King Jr. village, a lowrent housing project. Widow Plans Memorials Mrs. King earlier in the day announced two memorials to her slain husband—one near his church. The other, near Atlanta University Center where he attended Morehouse College, will include the Institute for Nonviolent Social Change, an Institute for'Afro-American Studies, a library and archieves and 1 a museum of Afro-American life and culture. The library and the institute for Afro-American Studies will cost $25 million to $40 million at the outset. The money is coming from donations and foundation, grants. I Details of the memorial near the church were not announced. Sen. Edward M. Brooke, It- Miss, offered a resolution to designate Jan. 15 as a day to recognize King's accomplishments. eSn. Leroy Johnson of Atlanta, a Negro, said he plans to sponsor a resolution in the Georgia Senate which would establish Jan. 15 as a state holiday, but he said he doubts that it will pass. In New York, Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, Mayor John. V. Lindsay and Manhattan borough President Percy E. Sutton signed a petition urging the President and Congress to make King's birthday a national Holiday. New York schools held memorial services and in Pittsburgh any student with written permission from his parents was excused from public school for the day. Gov. Raymond Shafer of Pennsylvania proclaimed King's birthday a "day of commera- tion." Memorial services were held in Indianapolis and a proposal to name a park for King was eating liquors, went into effect, giving birth to the "era of the speakeasy and bathtub gin." In 1883 the Pendleton Act went into effect, providing for the U. S. Civil Service Commission. In 1920 a new motion picture, called The Kid, was released for puolic distribution. It starred Cnarlie Chaplin and little boy, sorn to become the darling of the nation, Jackie Coogan. In 1942, screen actress Carole Lomdard and 21 other passengers were killed in the crash of URBANA — One oil field discovery, Montrose in Effingham County, was reported in December, according to John C. Frye, chief of the Illinois State Geological Survey, a division of the .Department of Registration and Education . The discovery well was the National Associated Petroleum Company's No. 1 J. C. Spitler in Section 9, T. 8 N., R. 7 E. It is two miles west of the town of Montrose and two and a half miles southeast of the Lillyville field. Production is from the Ste, Genevieve Forma tion. Initial production and othei data on the well have not been released. More than 20 permits to drill in the area have been issued since the field was discovered. Reports indicate that at least two additional wells have been put on pump and three have been completed as dry holes. NPW Aden Pay The December drilling report of the Geological Survey lists the Lingle Formation of Devonian age as a new pay zone a commercial airliner near Las i in Aden Consolidated field in Vejras, Nev. In 1952 Soviet Russia ordered all foreign diplomates in Moscow to limit their movements to within 25 miles of the city; 22 cities of Russian Siberia were declared out of bounds for all foreigners. In 1957, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent to Congress a record peacetime budget, estimating federal expenditures by fiscal 1957-58 at $71.8 billion, but foreseeing a budget surplus of $1.8 billion in 1965, Willie :V?ays, San Francisco Giants centerfielder, signed his 1965 contract for $105,000, thus maintaining his status as basbali's highest paid player. Ten years ago . . .Australia Airlines Curtiss Commando crashed in a storm at Mar del Plata, Argentina, killing 51 of 52 passengers and crewmen. Five years ago. . . . .U. S. Atty-Gen. Robert F. Kennedy flew to the Far East as President Johnson's emissary to seek a halt to the undeclared war alorg the Indonesian-Malaysian bf.rde-r. One year ago Britain en-^ed a 150-year military role eaii of Suez, scraped U. S. lumber order and cut social service spending in an all-out drive for national solvency. Underwater Trip The atomic-powered submarine USS Triton made a historic trip around the world submerged. The epic voyage covered 41,519 miles and took 84 days under the sea. Wayne County The discovery well is the H. H. Weinert Estate No. 1 Perwyn Morlan Trust et al.. Section 33, T. 2 S.. R. 7 E. Initial production was 60 to SO barrels of oil per day (flow by heads) from perforations in the Lingle between 5,184 and 5,194 feet, after acid treatment. Total depth of the well is 5,306 feet. A total of 97 new oil and gas tests was drilled in Illinois in December. These resulted in 52 oil wells and 45 dry holes. One thousand new oil and ga3 tests were drilled in the state during 1968, a decline of 11 per cent from 1967. Estimated crude oil production for Illinois in December i«s 4,694,000 barrels. Law For Today... SUPPLY AND DEMAN REGULATE RENT Q. What are the Illinois laws governing when, how much and how often rent can be raised when you do not have a written lease? I just had my second $5 increase in less than a year. A. The risk of losing tenants if the rent is raised too much or too often is the only restraint on landlords when there is no lease in effect. —Illinois State Bar Association passed unanimously by the Jackson, Mich., City Commission. NOW THRU SATURDAY They've got the hottest, meanest jobs on earth! This is the true story of the men who fight oil field infernos around the clock ... and their women who go through hell every night! JOHN WAYNE * KATHARINE _ A UNIVERSAL PICTURE •TECHNICOLOR* • PANAVISION* 7 :00 and 9:10 P.M.— Saturday 1:40—4:00—6:20—-8:40 Suggested For General Audiences TTgTT Rt. 148 — 242.3733 Open 6—Starts 7 STARTS FRIDAY orn Wild T . i N AMER,CA N INTERNATIONAL RELEASE fomNARDINI Patty McCORMACK David MACKLINJoanna FRANK ANpiwrrowjciHa'THEAMERJCAN REVOUiTIQN" ' y m»tld for Milura Audltni™ 1 ffllMg American Intcrnatlornl pictures 2nd Feature At 8:55 COIPR, TT.nftffl rvtVflK.. ELEANOR JENNIE-DAMON-BROWN N AMERICAN INTERNATIONALRELEASE* ©1968 American International Picture*

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