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nijjj UJinjio iii.n-iNii.vv a — AIT. "V.Ciiii\UiN, lLLliNOlb MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS Bulletproof Glass For President X U8 North Ninth Street, Ml. Vernon, Illinois 62364 'DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED IS'/O MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY „ _ Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Business Manager ORIAN METCALr - _ News Editor JOHN RACKAWAY " Spoil-. Editor GUY HENRY _ City Editor NADINE ALLISON Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON _ Adve-tising Manage CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent Record Security For A EMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th» Associated Press Is exclusively intitled to us r - for tne publication of ill nav/i credited lo it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also the local news puulished therein. Second Class Pojtage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATtS Subscriptions must be paid in aJvance 8y Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, I year. $ 9.00 S months $6.00,- 3 months $3.50; 1 month ._ $ 1.25 3y ma4l outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles,- 1 year $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 monlhs $6.00; 1 month $2.75. j Delivered by Carrier in city j per week 40 WASHINGTON (API -- Up to v 20,000 soldiers and police including out-of-town experts known for their ability to spot pickpockets, con men and psychopaths formed the tightest security today ever devised for the inauguration of an American president. Focal point of (he security was the stand in front of the Capitol set up for Richard Nixon's oath taking, the inaugural parade route from there to the While House and the presidential viewing stand on the sidewalk before the executive mansion. Bulletproof glass protected the front of both the inaugural and viewing stands with flanking panes extending back diagonally to deflect shots from any angle. Along the parade route manhole covers were locked shut, roofs were cleared of all but uniformed personnel and every last building on both ' sides of broad Pennsylvania Avenue was barred to all but those with special passes, including permanent occupants. Atop the inaugural and viewing stands, concealed from sight, special agents armed with automatic weapons scanned the throngs with wide-angle devices. Other precautions included helicopters loaded with Secret Service agents hovering over the car carrying Richard M. Nixon and Lyndon Johnson to I he Capitol and another patrolling several blocks to the side. The 10,000 regular troops of the military district of Washington lined the two-mile parade route although they carried no weapons. On duty throughout the city were 7,700 National Guardsmen, some downtown, others riding with city police - in outlying areas. Among more than 80 plainclothesmen from out of town were chiefs of police from New Hampshire to California and 23 men from New York, Chicago and Philadelphia skilled in spotting such things as pickpociets and con men. All 3,200 city policemen were on duty, plus 300 reservists on special assignment. The security forces were armed with a list of thousands of potential troublemakers which includes the name of anyone who has ever written a threatening letter or spoken in public about killing a president, or other high government official. Orders are that if anyone person of the list shows up at a railroad, bus or air terminal he or she is to be detained for questioning until the inauguration is over. As Talks Start A Thought For Today Let my tonque cleave lo the roof of my mouth, if T do not remember yon, it' I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy!—Psalms 137:6. o:o o:o o:o A mind without memory is a fortress without a garrison. Napoleon I, emperor of France. Editorial . . . LBJ: An 'A' For Effort UISTORY IS A SLOW JUDGE but a severe one. li divides " American presidents into two categories and two calegories only—the great and the not great. Whether or not histoi-ians of the future, aloof from the passions of our time and benefiting from the clear hindsight only the passage of decades can bring, will grant Lyndon B. Johnson entry into the select group he so earnestly strove to qualify for, no one can say. One contemporary judgment can be made, however, one that will be lasting and indisputable: Lyndon Johnson was one of the strongest chief executives who ever held this most important office in the world. Therein lies the tragedy of the man, for it is nothing less than tragedy that one who assumed the presidency with ihe greatest popular support he could possibly have had, who finished so much neglected national business so quickly and brilliantly, must end his term with his esteem fallen so low and the nation in such disarray on so many fronts. It is tragedy if only for the fact that one who delighted in touching the hands of the people in spontaneous appearances was forced in his last months to become almost a hermit, unloved and untrusted. The man who attempted to slash all the Gordian knots of all the nation's problems by tiie sheer force of his will and energy and undoubted abilities has learned that power, even powe\- as immense as that we give our presidents, has severely restricted limits that are built into the very nature of tilings. * * » The .pi'oblems of the cities, of poverty, of race, did ;;ot yield to a legislative onslaught against them. If anything, these troubles seem to have been multiplied by the very attempts to solve them. The nation's monetary strength has proven itself still dependent upon the workings of the uncertain but inexorable laws of economics. The stability which undergirded the prosperity of 1964 has been eroded by a gathering inflation that jeopardizes the prosperity of 1969. Pajama-clad peasants and the soldiers of a backward, Georgia- sized nation have bogged down half a million American fighting men in war intended to teach the Communist world a lasting lesson but which has alienated much of the country's youth and called into question the basic political and philosophical premises we set out to defend. The man who took charge as few men have before him, the man better-qualified and better-prepared than most of the o+hers who have sat in the White House, the man who exercised the levers of presidential power with an authority few others have displayed, now finds his time slipped away like quicksilver, with all his accomplishments in civil rights, education, health, welfare, consumer protection—accomplishments which may well! cause men someday to call the Johnson Era a time of true | greatness—forgotten in the general desire of a weary populace for new faces, new approaches. , But as he suggested in his farewell address, we can without' hesitation salute Lyndon Johnson as a man who tried—pei'liaps j too much and too hard—and as a man who filled the office of' president of the United States to the verv brimful. Transportation Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Certain aircraft 4 Automobiles 8 Ocean vessel 12 One (comb, form) 13 Encoi -v ~e 14 Rabbit 15 Pillar 16 Row 17 So be it! 18 And others (Latin) 20 Gardens of delight 22 Of punishment 24 Bird dogs 28 Drink slowly 30 Muse of comedy 31 Sarcastic 34 Secretive agent 35 Conger 36 Slips by 39 Means of locomotion (pl.) 42 College cheer 43 Keep away from 45 More secure 49 Peruvian mountain range 51 Cab 52 Semiprecious . stone "!> Depraved ' Public vehicle Italian painter, Guido ; Roman emperor 1 Fruit drink Man's name nste allowance 63 Number DOWN 1 Cool drink 2 Related on mother's side 3 Giant 4 Feline animal 5 Man's nickname 6 Musical instruments 7 City vehicle 8 California peak 9 Pork product 10 Choler 11 Writing implement 19 Ultimate 21 Of indefinite quantity 23 52 (Roman) 25 Otherwise 26 Tears 27 Utter 29 Chief executive 31 Slav 32 Word of woe 33 Symbol for illinium 35 Greek letter 37 Dance step 38 Close 40 Printing type style 41 Feminine nickname 44 At no time 46 City in Morocco 47 Ooze 48 Ascended 50 Forefather 52 Raw metal 53 Through 51 Cuckoo blackbird 56 Land parcel REDS STEP UP TERROR ATTACKS By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — Four U.S. bases and a dozen South Vietnamese installations were hit S.:nday night by stepped-up attacks which Saigon officials consult red a demonstration of enemy determination to fight as well as talk in Paris. Military spokesmen said eight Americans were killed, 35 were wounded and nine helicopters were slightly damaged by mortar fragments in hit-and-run attacks on lour U.S. outposts northwest, north and south of £.,.igon. The attackers left be­ lli .id bodies the U.S. Command •sa ; d. South Vietnamese headquarters said mortar and rocket at- + a"ks on 12 government camps an -1 subsector headquarters in- fJ'cted only light casualties. But on Saturday night there were 20 shillings, sabotage incidents and terror raids in which 10 S nth Vietnamese soldiers and cl^ht civilians were killed and IS government troops and 85 civilians wounded. The stepped-up enemy attacks hegan a few hours after the first session of the four-party peace talks in Paris Saturday, and a government spokesman said the two obviously were connected. More than a million South Vietnamese troons across the country were placed on full alert Sunday because of the increased < remy activity, but a U.S. spokesman said there was no change in the status of American troops. 'We're maintaining the same degree of operational readiness we normally do," he said. "We s--iow no enemy threat to Saigon at this point." U.S. air cavalrymen sweeping rear the Cambodian border and i -vo of the American installations that were attacked seized mere than four tons of ammunition, including 132,000 small arms and machine-«un bullets nnd 300 mortar rounds. \ J.S. intelligence officers said a 'ew captured documents indi- i ca f ed the enemy planned a massive winter-spring offensive to j coincide with the presidential inauguration in Washington. But ] they discounted 1hem because the documents gave conflicting sr -.i -ting dates going back to last ;Doe. 13. | U.S. military sources in Sai; ,ron also discounted intelligence .estimates from Washington that S infiltration of North Vietnamese | troops into South Vietnam in| ctvased heavily in the last two I months. The Saigon sources san.i such infiltration was "up j sliditly, but it isn't enough to i change the current situation." ^3ome authorities in Washing- ten said infiltration had increased from about 7,000 North Vietnamese troops a month to possibly 20,000. Others put it a 10,000 a month. A well-informed source in Saigon said "the 10,000 figure isn't bad at all, but it's nothing like 20,000 according to our prelimi- "All of a Sudden He Looks Taller!" Nixon Family Attends Pre-lnaugural Concert .... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 IS re 17 18 ,. • 1 21 1 22 23 • 1 25 26 27 28 • » 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 P 1 1 43 44 • L 46 47 48 49 • r 62 63 54 66 56 57 58 59 60 St 62 63 20 (Ntwspoptr InterjyiM Assn.) By FRANCES I.KWINE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard Nixon approached the mo- mem of his inauguration in a warm, mellow mood, finding it nard to express his feelings or restrain the instincts of a campaigner. "Great moments are hard to | describe," Nixon said Sunday | night as . he /elaxed with his : family in the presidential box at Constitution Hall for the inau- g'.iial concert. A cheering ovation greeted I lie president-elect and his family as they took their seats for an AU-American program that began with everyone singing the niuy estimates. We can't place [ any significance in it. They need j about 10,000 troops a month to | replace their losses." he emphasized that these figures were only preliminary esti- • males and it would take about I six months to get anything re; sambling an accurate figure. fin the political front, an anti- (V..nmunist rally in Saigon was a flop Sunday. Only 300 persons •.-Nnvcd up, about a quarter or ihem newsmen, and many delegates drifted away before the iong speeches ended. The "military and civilian pr-oples convention" was organized at a Saigon theater by ex- Mai. Gen. Lam Van Phat, who was sentenced to death and later acquitted after leading an ai'.-crtive coup against the government in 1935, and the Rev. Hoant Quynh, a militant Catholic? priest. \ Maiional Anthem and ended ! .vith The Nixons joining. in | America the Beautiful. | Nixon also joined in the pro- j longed applause for the artists j - -21-year-old Negro pianist An- jf,re Watts, pretty, dark-haired ! P! iladelphia-born soprano Anna i Moifo, the National Symphony ! Orchestra and the 375 -member ' Salt Lake Morman Tabernacle | Choir. i Then, impulsively, he turned I to his aides and asked "Can I go ! down there?" pointing to the r-tage filled with.-performers. ! In minutes, he was down j ^Lore, his,arm around sympho- ; r.y conductor Howard Mitchell, I Watts and Miss Moffo, offering ] them congratulations and giving a nig wave to the audience. Nixon had spent the brief in- ''omission talking to the performers and VIPs in a private 'eff-stage reception room, j He stepped out of the tight, se: cuiity guard to chat a bit with , oporters as he came and went. ' With the Nixon family was the I picsident-elect's 85-y e a r -o 1 d \ aunt, Mrs. Jane Beeson of Whit- j fer, Calif., who taught him how I to play the piano as a young- I sfer. { Nixon said he and his Aunt screed that young Watts' performance as "magnificent." He said that she had chided him: "If you practiced, you might j have been (down) there." j The concert, a tradition of inaugural festivities since 1933 was the first event in which Nixon participated. His wife, Pat and daughters, Tricia, 22, and Julie, 20, and Julie's husband Lavid Eisenhower, made the rounds of some private parties earlier. Julie and David also dropped | in for a visit with former Presi- j e'ent Dwight D. Eisenhower at j Walter Reed Army Hospital, i wlv re lie is recovering from several heart attacks. FOR YOU PARKING TOO . . . Jefferson Loan Co. 801 Main—242-4300 STADIUM Ph. 242-6S63' STARTS WEDNESDAY 4 DAYS ONLY ENDS TUESDAY <SfflT»E> IHIKBHT JOHN WAYNE KATHARINE ROSS "HELLF1GHTERS® A UNIVERSAL PICTURE • TECHNICOLOR'' PANAVISION* 7:00 AND 9:10 P.M. BERRY'S WORLD ffly* © 1969 by NEA, Inc. V / "/ might get a gold watch when I retire, but the way the prices are in France, VII bet Mister De Gaulle won't!" Agnew Family Plunges Into Capital Activity By PEGGY SIMPSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The rise of. Spiro T. Agnew to the vice presidency has infected his family with an enthusiasim for politics that includes a relish for interviews and the capacity to overlook tohse who poek fun at the former Maryland governor, according to an aide. "In'fact, the girls have been collecting the political cartoons" lampooning the new vice president, said Ann Thompson, acting press secretary to Mrs. Agnew. The whole family has a keen sense of humor. They're not at all thin-skinned, fortunately," she said in an interview. "I don't think the publicity bothers them. They're a very down-to- earth family." The Agnew family's liking for high-level politics was matched only by its adjustment to the fast-paced social life of the inauguration. The new vice president, . his wife Judy, their three daughters and one son plunged enthusias­ tically into' the round of events that was capped Sunday by a reception where thousands of people surged into the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of History and Technology for a glimpse of the family-. The social whirl presented the Agnews with one slight problem —finding suitable outfits for the women to wear during the inaugural events. i Vivacious.Kim, one daughter, who with long blonde hair looks older than her 13 years'devel­ oped definite likes and dislikes about her clothes and didn't see anything she fancied until last Wednesday. Mrs. Agnew, daughter P^im, 25, son Randy, 22, and his auburn-haired wife Ann, had fewA" problems with the inaugural trappings. Since apples need oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, the rate of respiration can be slowed down by reducing oxy r gen and temperatures in. air- tight^torage rooms. Such hiber* nating apples keep their jusi picked freshness up to a year. REPORT OF, CONDITION OF BANK OF ILLINOIS IN MT VERNON of Mt. Vernon in the State of Illinois at the close of business on December 31, 1968. Published in Response to Call-of the Commissioner of Banks and Trust Companies of the State of Illinois. ASSETS 1.—Cash, balances , with other banks, and cash . items in process of collection 51 ,369,61o.34 2.—United States Government obligations 840,568.20 3—Obligations of States and political subdivisions 10,000.00 4.—Securities of Federal agencies and corporations .'. -.. 790,363.37 5.—Other securities (including S corporate stocks) None 6.—Federal funds sold and securities purchased under agreements to resell None 7.—Other loans and discounts 5,929,472.08 8.—Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises 299,641.11 9.—Real estate owned other than bank premises None 10.—Customers' liability to this bank on acceptances outstanding None 11.—Other assets 276,339.94 12.—TOTAL ASSETS $9,515,998.10 LIABILITIES 13.—Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, . and corporations ; , $2,265,285.|4 14.—Time and ''savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 5,137,060.21 15.—Deposits of United States Government 135,546.94 16.—Deposits of States and political subdivisions.... 1,109,830.74 17.—Deposits of foreign governments and official . ' ( '' institutions, central banks and international institutions None '* 18.—Deposits of commercial banks • None 19.—Certified and officers' checks, etc 81,764.07 20.—TOTAL DEPOSITS .88,729,487.10 (a) Total demand deposits 3,043,156.30 (b) Total time and savings deposits $5,686,330.80 21.—Federal funds purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase None 22.—Other liabilities for borrowed money None 23.—Acceptances executed by or for account of this bank and outstanding None .- : 24.—Other liabilities (including $ none mortgages f and other liens on.bank premises and other real estate) 81,803.9$ 25.—TOTAL LIABILITIES $8,811,291.04 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 26.—(a) Capital notes and debentures ' (b) Preferred stock—total par value ' No. shares outstanding „ (c) Common stock—total par value 300,000.00 No. shares authorized 25,000 No. shares outstanding 25,000 27.—Surplus 300,000.00 28.—Undivided profits 104,707.06 29.—Reserve for contingencies and other capital reserves None 30.—TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 704,707 06 31.—TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $9,515,998.10 MEMORANDA ' 1.—Average of total deposits for the 15 calendar days ending with call date ,._ „. 8,549,575.27 2.—Average of total loans for the • 15 calendar days ending with call date 6,562,0911$ 3.—Loans as shown in item 7 of "Assets" are :T after deduction of valuation reserves of 8,751;41 4.-7-Securities as shown in items 2-5 of "Assets" ' * j •are' after deduction of valuation-reserves of.... None ? I, David A. Bayer, Vice President/Cashier of the abovei named bank, do solemnly swe'ar that this report of conditidii is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge and beliel Correct Attest: DAVID A. BAYER " s BILLY S. STEFFY £ GLENN E. MOORE, Directors State of Illinois, County of Jefferson—ss: ., Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of January, 1969 (SEAL) My Commission expires Nov. 1, 1970 Norma J. Webb, Notary Public £ 1,

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