Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 18, 1969 · Page 3
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 3

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, January 18, 1969
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SATURDAY, JANUARY IS, 1963 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS ?, -A 1,300 Catastrophic Indict Couple Accident Deaths 1 ln lncome Tax NEW YORK, N.Y.-Over 1,300 persons lost their lives in catastrophic accidents—those in which five or more persons were killed —in the United States during 1968, according to figures compiled by statisticians of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. The number of deaths was somewhat higher than in 3967, but' below the annual average for:the past decade. Eight major catastrophes, each killing more than 25. accounted for a total of "411 deaths, the statisticians point out. Five of thfese disasters involved scheduled airliners, with the heaviest loss of life of the year occurring: in the May 3 crash of a plane near Dawson, Texas, which resulted in 85 deaths. The other major accidents involving scheduled passenger planes occurred at Charleston, W. Va„ on Aug. 10, killing 35; near Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 25, with a loss of 32 lives; southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, ort Dec. 2, resulting in 39 deaths; and at Chicago on Dec. 27, fatally injuring 32. An explosion and fire in a coal mine near Mannington, W. Va., on Nov. 20, which cost 7S lives, was the second largest catastrophe of the year. Tornadoes accounted for 71 deaths on May 15 in the Midwest, and an explosion and fire in a sporting goods store at Richmond, Ind.. killed 43 on April 6. The larger catastrophic death toll in 1968 reflects a heavier loss of life in mine and water transportation accidents, Metropolitan's statisticians report. Fatalities in natural catastrophes also were somewhat more frequent. In contrast, the greater loss of life in these accidents* was somewhat offset by a de cline in the number of deaths in motor vehicle and in civil and military aviation catastrophes. The loss of life in fires a,nd ex­ plosions'was about equal in 1968 artd 1967. , Franklin County Top Producer County Coal Production Up, State Output Falls Takes Manager Training Course Fred Busker, formerly of Sedalia, Mo., now of Mt. Vernon, 5s a graduate of a six-week District Sales Managers Training School held by the MFA Insurance Companies at its home office in Columbia, Mo. Busker received congratulations on his successful completes President A. D. Sappington fcion of the school from Compan- wt a recent luncheon honoring the graduates. Busker was graduated with honors, named "Best Narrative Speaker"' in the speech class segment of the extensive training course. With his new designation of district sales manager for the companies. Busker has been assigned to work with MFA Insurance Agents in the Mt. Vernon wea. He and his wife, Anita, and their four children are making their home in Mt. Vernon. Busker attended Alabama Christian College at Montgomery. Prior to joining MFA Insurance last fall, he represented Farmers Insurance Group.. , . Jefferson County was the seventh leading coal producer in Illinois during December, 1968, according to reports from the Department of Mines and Mineral*. Coal production of Illinois mines during December totalled 4,410,391 tons, a drop of 725,673 tons from the same month in 1967. The tonnage was produced by 8,280 miners from 56 mines, 27 of them underground and 29 strip mines. The report showed no fatalities for the fourth consecutive month. Jefferson County's three mines produced 273,374 tons during the past month, with 804 men on payrolls. This compared with 226,823 tons produced in December of 1967 and 244,921 tons produced in November of 1968. Franklin County was the leading coal producing area in the state with four mines totaling 585,998 tons of coal. Second heavy producer was Perry County with 580,264 tons. St. Clair ranked .third with 488,378 tons and Christian County fourth with 486,740 tons. SPRINGFILED .111., - - Ray Grammar and his wife. Claudean P. Gramrner. who own and operate Crammer's O r- chards south of Murphysboro, Illinois, were indicted by a Federal grand jury sitting in East St. Louis. Jay G. Philpott, District Director of Internal Revenue for Central and Southern Illinois, said that Mr. and Mrs. Gram­ rner had been charged in a two count indictment with attempting to defeat and evade a large part of their income taxes for the calendar years 1962 and 1963 The indictment charged that Mr. and Mrs. Gramrner reported taxable income for the year 1962 in the amount of $6,751.94 when their correct taxable income totalled $33,410.65, or an understatement of $26,658.71. The taxpayers reported and paid a tax due for this year of $239.02., whereas their corrected tax due totalled $9,938.93 or additional tax due of $9,699.91. This indictment also charged that Mr. and Mrs. Gramrner reported taxable income for the year 1963 in the amount of $8,134.53, when their corrected taxable income totalled $36,430.45, or an understatement of $28,29592. The tax reported on the return was $1,065.08, where as their corrected tax due totalled $11,965.33, or an additional tax due of $10,900.25. The taxpayers appeared on January 15, and posted bond of $1,500 each. Jones Appointed National Officer LOCAL STUDENT AT SIU EXHIBITION. James Lathrop, center, of Wayne City and Larry Penrod, right, of Carbcndale, visit the international exhibition at Southern Illinois University's Carbondaie Campus. Miss Gity Gourshirazi of Tehran, Iran, displays an Iranian artifact to the students. The annual international festival on the University campus is held January 11.-1 S. KANSAS CITY ,Mo. — Richard YV. Homan, Sugar Grove., West Virginia. Commander -in- j Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, i has announced the appointment i of Owen ?;. Jones. 2214 Casey | Ave.. Mt. Vernon . 111., as National Aide-dc-Camp. Recruiting Class. V.F.W. In appointing Jones. C o m- mander-in-Cbief Homan c o m- mented, "A successful membership campaign requires help from qualified comrades who are sincerely dedicated to V. F.W. principles. To promote the interest of a prospective member, leaders of our organization must have, among other qualities, knowledge, oenfidenee, loyalty, dedication and enthusiasm. Membership strength assures us of the continued success of our many National and local pro­ grams, both for veterans and their families, and for the communities of our Nation. I eon- graiulafo Mr. Jones for his membership support and because lie exemplifies the highest principles of the members of our organization." ANNOUNCING BETTY RECCE Is Back Working At Le Genees BEAUTY SALON Welcomes All Old And New Customer* WELL-KNOWN MAN HELENA, Mont (API Large corporations usually .receive mail in a post office drawer. Recently, one of the slide departments in Montana had occasion to correspond with 'the Con ti'vntal Oil Co., ir. Pone* Cil\. Okla. The secretary who addressed the letter obviously didn't quite understand the address. The letter she typed was addressed to Mr. P. O. Drawer. Jefferson Countians At State HIA Meeting New Mine Fire Control Method Held In Carbondaie Morticians, Clergymen Attend Funeral Meeting Members of the clergy and fu.ieral directors of Mt. Vernon attended the third seminar for Funeral Service Information, held Thursday at the Holiday Irn in Carbondaie. Harold and Lee Myers hosted seven local . clergymen at the seminar,.which featured Dr. Edgar N. Jackson and Robert C. Slater. The theme, "The Funeral: Relic or Resource;"; presented die 'members of the clergy and funeral directors with informa- Lee tion regarding grief and proper csi'-e of the bereaved. Along with Harold and Myers, the Reverends A. Clodfelder, Clyde Funkhouser, Mervin Chadbdurne. Eve rett I r-may, Clifford Burney. Robert Freytag and Glenn Boiee attended. The seminar was attended by WASHINGTON f API - The Department of the Interior repot led Thursday the development of a new technique lor controlling fires in inaccessible T onions of underground coal mines. II involves use of a material ca'.'ed fly ash, a nonflammable wa^te collected from stacks of coal - burning electric - power plants. The Department's Bu- r.-vui of-Mines said (he material is injected into mines through , holes bored in the surface. B - 1 Wi .t-n exposed to moisture it hardens without shrinking and forms a seal that deprives the (ire of oxygen. The bureau said the new pro- co.-s. tested in a number of A program devoted U> planning for new and different methods of outpatient preventive care to complement present health care services highlighted Mic 1969 annual meeting ol the Illinois Health Improvement Association. Over 500 County Health Improvement officers and representatives attended this 17th annual meeting, wtiich was held January 1.4. 15 and Hi at the Holiday Inn East in Springfield. Officers and other representatives of this County HIA who attended included: Arthur McMillon, vice president, Woodlavvn; Mrs. Arthur McMillon, representative, Woodlawn; and Mrs. Lillian Myers, representative. Tesieo. Illinois HIA President Curtis W. Bradley, of Ridgw iy, welcomed the guests and outlined the rapid growth of the HIA movement, which now numbers :?25.0O0 people throughout Illinois. binning mines, constitutes a 108 men and women. It was;valuable supplement to current- A cord of wood is a pile of sponsored by members of the,.''-' used control methods, such > wood eight feet, long, four feet Illinois Funeral Directors Asso- as surface sealing and flushing , hgh. and four feet wide —• a ciation. > ,- >ut mines with water and sand, total of 128 cubic feet. ATTENTION TAXPAYERS AND VOTERS HELLO MT. VERNON: I came back to say, during my tenure In office, May, 1953—May 1957. one of my councilmen »ald. If we don't rind n way to stop these vacuum cleaner a/Is the time will conic when good men won't run for Mayor or the council. (Refuted) we need 3 Rood men, have !0 applicants. Good men never need fear my vacuum cleaner ads. It Is only when good men do tilings that good men should not do that these ads are nuide possible. If my vacuum cleaner ads were good enough to bring city manager government to Ml. Vernon then why not use them to protect il mid let it work. This I will do to the beat of my ability. Mt. Vernon city manager government U my BABY. I have the credentials to prove it. T don't like the way my BABY lias l>een diapered the last 4 years and I intend to do something about it. II you can't stand the heat, better stay out or the kitchen. Sock-tt-to-mc-timc: For the past 1 years our champion ribbon cutter, some eouncilmen and their wives have been flying members of a local civic club. For want of a better name let's call it the Adam Clayton Powell Club. I have before me photo copies of some All. Vernon City flying checks that have an obnoxious odor to them. To be specific a CITY CHECK for $350.00, dated 9-12-66, was signed by Joe Martin and made payable to Fred Dodson of Dodson Horner fame. If I a»k. was tills check actually earned or was It an overpayment, the answer would be, SILLY BOY. I too always do what I ara told. Proof, Dodson Horner. My wife and I always fly OZARK, at city expense. Since the advent of city manager government to Mt. Vernon, the taxpayers and voters have been very generous each bieimium with CIVIC CITATIONS. The last one wits presented to Dodson Korncr in the April 18. 1907 election. It reads. Luur 2224 votes, K. Martin 2216 votes, Dodson 1469 votes, Pride 876 votes. This year there were three cligibles but one chickened out. but be picked a good man to take his place "in the critical days ahead". Now a word from our sponsor. I am a Kirby dealer and a Filtex Distributor. Vacuum cleaner sales and personal service, any make or model, make these ads possible. O, R. BUFORD (Pd. Adv.) Estate Builder Certificates NOW EARN HOW CAN I EARN 5 1 /2%? I THOUGHT 5% WAS MAXIMUM? Estate Builder Certificates are issued for four year period. This means that for 4 years you are GUARANTEED we will pay at least this rate. Each 3 months we add the previous three months interest to the basic deposit so the following quarter you earn interest-on-interest. The result is an average annual rate of 5 s /3% for the four year period. ^ WHAT IF I WANT MY MONEY BEFORE FOUR YEARS? Estate Builder Certificates GUARANTEE a definite rate to YOU for a 4 year period; however, at the end of every 3 month period you have 10 days in which you may withdraw all or a portion of your Certificate. HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE CAN I INVEST? Estate Builder Certificates'are available in any amount from $1,000, to $100,000. Each Certificte owner is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; under certain conditions a family may have F.D.I.C. coverage itf excess of the basic $15,000.00. Average Annual Rate GUARANTEED With Quarterly Compound Interest BANK OF ILLINOIS FDKl Broadway At Eleventh Mt. Vernon, Illinois FDKl HMtll MMW NMMANtl CDtMUMM

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