EJXIDAY, JANUARY 17, 1969 THE REGTSTTCR-NEWS — MT. VERNON, TLLTNOTS 7-A Area Scout Council Set Records In 1968 Influenza On Decline ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Although deaths from pneumonia- Influenza exceeded the epidemic threshold in 122 U.S. cities for (he sixth consecutive week, influenza activity apparently is on the decline in the nation, the National Communicable Disease Center said today. Widespread influenza activity vas reported in 26 states during Jie week ending Jan. 11, the tenter said in a weekly report, tljs compared with 38 states tunng the first week of 1969. The states with widespread trcurrence are predominantly n the South Atlantic, East *Jorth Central and West North Central divisions. A though the mountain division reported the greatest decline in influenza activity, the West South Central Division continued to have the least influenza activity. Declines in pneumonia-in fluenza deaths were reported during the week in the East North Central, Middle Atlantic and South Atlantic divisions. However, an increase in deaths sions. Ihe center said most of the reported increase in excess mortality was reported from the smaller cities. Many of the larger cities reported a decline in pneumonia-influenza deaths. "State surveillance systems indicate that 26 states reached their peak influenza activity between Dec. 1, 1968, and Jan. 4, 1969," the center said. "An additional 11 states may have reached the epidemic peak during the week ending Jan. 11. Despite the report that pneumonia-influenza deaths totaled 1,688 for the week as compared to 1,523 for the previous week, the center said certain "indices" indicate "a general decrease in the extent and servi- ty of influenza since the week ending Dec. 21, 19S8." M-OAT MtfCMOTATJOM OUTlOOff fc\ New records in service to boys were chalked up by the Okaw Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America in 1968, according to William A. Norton, Marissa, council president. "Details of the preliminary figures will be given in a report to the community in connection with Boy Scout Week, the 59th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, which is observed from February 7 to 13," Norton said. According to an application to the Boy Scouts of America for the annual charter to provide Scouting in St. Clair, Clay, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion, Monroe, Randolph, Washington and Wayne counties, the Okaw Valley Council serves 150 religious, school, and community organizations with a total of 362 Scout units and 10,800 registered members. "The successes that we note in our annual report are the result of nearly 2,800 registered volunteer adults who have given dedicated leadership to boys from 8 to 18," Norton said. "With this report as our foundation, we expect to expand our Scouting membership and increase our program quality as a part of 'Boypower '76,' the 8- year, long-range plan of the Boy Scouts of America, which is now being launched." During the past 2 years, the Boy Scouts of America has carried out a program with the theme, "Scouting rounds a guy out," and the new 8-year plan begins this year with the theme, "America's manpower begins with Boypower." During the past ?>ear the Okaw Valley Council experienced the greatest long team camp attendance in its history. Nearly 1900 boys participated in its camps. ^he council launched a program to reach "inner-city" area boys with Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting. At the January 22 meeting of the Executive Board to be at Fischer's Restaurant, the Council will officially launch its long long range program. VFW DANCE NELSON MCCORMICK & THE COUNTRY THREE!! Friday Nite, Jan. 17— 9:30 p.m. Til 12:30 a.m. Betty Woods At The Piano - 8 Ti! 9 P.M. Members and Their Guests — Most Welcome!! WEATHER MAI'S—Maps show the temperature and precipitation outlook tor the nation during the next 30 days, according to U.S. Weather Bureau forecasts. (AP Wirephoto) $250 Top Minimum AP Strikers Accept Three-Year Contract NEW YORK (AP) — Striking members of the Wire Service Guild return today to work at The Associated Press after voting to accept a three-year contract offer. The union had been on strike for eight days. Basic AP news and photo services had continued 1 uninterrupted. The decision to return was announced Thursday night. Guild officials did not give exact results of the balloting which- was conducted for bureaus throughout the country. End of the strike was announced before tabulating was completed, but unofficial sources said that with a majori- i ty of the tally in, the vote was running, about twb-to-one in favor of acceptance. Members of the union's bargaining committee had recommended rejection of the management proposal. 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Protective vinyl bumper. Smooth rolling operation on 4 easy -roH wheels. Motor bood only 6" high. Lifetime lubricated motor. All-metal construction. Model' 240 MT. VERNON WEATHER Thursday high 44, low 39. Rainfall Thursday .35. Rainfall to date 1969 .43. One year ago today high 45, low 23. Five years ago today high 42, low 19. Ten years ago today higli 18,! low 6 above. Saturday sunrise 7:19, sunset 5:03. (CST) STATE TEMPERATURES Rockford .... 27 3-1 Mnlinc 33 31 Quir.cy Vandalia Chicago G. P. Peoria Springfield 42 31. 43 36 38 32 33 31 39 32 Belloville ft 38 MIDWEST 2 Stares—2 Large Showrooms f EflTHERSTlin 1112 Broadway B Appliance Service • TV Service | Tower Service | Radio Service Phone 244-0322 * 244-0323 Guild picket lines since the strike began at 8 a.m., Jan. . Supervisory employes operated transmission facilities until Thursday morning. UTW's deci sion to go back on the job fol lowed a federal mediator's announcement that the Guild would vote in a revised contract offer by- the AP. The proposal approved by the Guild included the $250 weekly top minimum in the third year of the contract which was offered at the start of the strike to reporters, photographers and some other employes. A modified Guild shop which had been sought by the union was not 1 included in the new offer. A top minimum of $264, maintenance of present union membership and a requirement that eight of 10 new employes join the union were other demands. Referring to the modified Guild shop proposal, Wes Gallagher, general manager of the AP, had said: "The AP firmly believes that if it is to maintain its standards of objectivity in the eyes of the reading public— which is essential—it cannot force its news employes into any organization, including a union." The accepted contract includes a number of added benefits from the prestrike offer. The work week was reduced from 40 to Z7hii hour* for em ployes, on night, overnight and Sunday duty. An additional holiday brought the total in the contract to eight. A cost-of-living factor was provided, based on any rise in the 170 federal index above 4.7 per cent. For each 1 per cent rise in the index above that point, employes on scale or receiving a general increase will receive a 1 per cent salary in crease in 1971. Monthly hospitalization benefits were increased $2. Vacation benefits were increased, with employes getting three weeks after four years, instead of after five years as previously, and four weeks after nine years, instead of after 10. The previous top minimum of $207 increases during the first year of the contract to $224, to $235 in the second year, and $250 in the third. The top minimum applies to workers with six years experience. British Liner Is Refloated FIVE DAY FORECASTS i Northern Illinois — Saturday I through Wednesday tempera- lures are expected to average 2 to 4 degrees below normal. Normal highs are 27 to 35, normal lows 10 to 20. A bit colder about Sunday, then warming a little early next week. Precipitation is expected to total one or two-tenths inch west and two to four-tenths inch east, water equivalent occuring as rain or snow and mostly Saturday and Sunday Southern Illinois Temperatures will average 3 to 7 degrees below the seasonal nor mals for the five-day period Saturday through Wednesday. Temperatures will turn colder over the weekend but some moderation is expected by the middle of next week. Normal highs are in the upper 30s central to the mid 40s extreme south. Normal lows range from tno upper teens to the mid 20s. Precipitation amounts will average around three-quarters of an inch, occurring as rain or snow on Saturday. Dubuque Burlington Paducah Madison South Bend .... 37 28 m m 46 42 , m m m m .21 .0? .06 .4i> .22 .07 .20 .3-1 .01 m .82 m m Psychologist Is Defense Witness TA: C. Budd Greene, Mt. Verr .on psychologist, was a witness Hr the defense in a murder trial in Circuit Court at Springfield yesterday. l)r. Greene testified for John Porisie, accused of killing another Springfield man last .owing. He told the jury that the defendent, in his opinion, was mentally ill at the time of the alleged slaying. Dr. Greene is administrator of the Mental Health Center of South - Central HlJnois, on So. lOtli street in Mt. Vernon. Windiest Continent Antarctica is the world's windiest continent. Surface winds along its east coast frequently reach speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. Driver Killed In Skid On Ice VIRGIL ,111. (AP) — David J. Petit, 20, was. killed Thursday afternoon when his car collided with a school bus on I.C. Trail Road near here. None of the children on the bus was injured. State Police said Petit was driving east when his car hit a patch of ice, slid sideways and was rammed by 1he bus. Driver of the bus was Jeanette Kliggenberg, 38, Maple Park, m. The Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Vv. Albany, snow 23 3 T Albuquerque, clear .. 49 23 Atlanta, cloudy 51 39 _ Bismarck, cloudy .... 19 -12 .... Boise, clear 37 21 .00 Boston, cloudy 33 25 _.. Buffalo, cloudy 37 34 .... Chicago, cloudy 38 35 Cincinnati, cloudy .... 44 39 .... Cleveland, rain S9 37 .03 Denver, cloudy 53 2S0 .... Des Moines, cloudy 39 26 .... Detroit, cloudy 37 35 .0-1 Fairbanks, clear ...... -28 -39 .... Fart Worth, cloudy . 72 56 .... H'.-lona, cloudy 22 .0 ... Honolulu, cloudy 75 63 .... Indianapolis, cloudy 41 37 .11 Jacksonville, cloudy 65 47 .... Juneau, clear 5 -12 Kansas City, cloudy 50 33 .... Los Angeles, cloudy 65 53.... .Louisville, rain 54 41 .2? Memphis, r«°n 58 53 .io Miami, cloudy 68 67 ... Milwaukee, cloudy .. 37 34 .33 Mpls.-St.P., cloudy .. 35 12 .... New Orleans cloudy 70 62 .ID New York, cloudy .... 37 30 .... OI:ln. City, cloudy .... 66 45 .01 Omaha, cloudy 35 25 .... Philadelphia, cloudy 35 21 ... Phoenix, cloudy 66 48 .._ Pittsburgh, rain 36 33 . 06 Ptlnd, Me., cloudy .. 31 16 .... Ptlnd, Ore., cloudy .. 40 35 .25 Rapid City, snow .... 30 20 T Richmond cloudy .... -i-l 24 .... St. Louis, cloudy 48 36 .31 Salt Lk. City, clear .. 36 26 .... San Diego, cloudy .... 53 48 .... San Fran., cloudy .... 51 44 .... Seattle, cloudy -;7 34 .13 Tampa, clear 6S 55 ... Washington, cloudy 39 33 .... Winnipeg, clear 25 -13 .22 (T—Trace) MACHINISTS (Verfcol & Horizontal MILLING MACHINE MACHINISTS BORING MILL MACHINISTS TURRET LATHE MACHINISTS Requires the skill and experience to read and interpret engineering drawings and manufacturing process sheets; set up and operate machine tools and attachments; perform layout; and check work with precision measuring instruments. 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The Pasengors and crewmen were transferred to the Italiun cruise ship Flavia Thursday after three tugs tried but failed to drag the 21,370-ton Carmania fro mthe rock and sand reef. All of the Carmania's passengers, plus the 165 who sailed on the Flavia last Monday, were scheduled to reach Miami today. Great V -e, tool Cool discount on whitewalls, wheel covers, Rim-Blow steering wheel! Pop-Option Special GalaxieSOO Price reduced $144 on the most popular options. At your Ford Dealer's Nowl Early birds save big on our best sellerl On hot' new Mustangs, Fairlanes, Falcone tool Great values ... but hurry I •fits** on minuttetuw't suggetfd'rtttll price* Going Ford is the Going Thing.» HOLMAN MOTOR CO., Inc. 215 N. 10th ST.—MT. VERNON, ILL.
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