Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 20, 1969 · Page 6
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 6

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, January 20, 1969
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6—A' THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, JANUARY ,20, 1969 Car Hits HoUSC SCLC Director Would Defend Accused Woman Killed King Associate Says Ray Is Not Guilty MATTOON, 111. (API A young woman was killed and two other persons were injured Friday when, police said, an auto missed a turn on a Mai- toon street and rammed into a house. Sharon Buenker. 23, of Mattoon, a passenger in the car driven by her husband, was dead on arrival in Mat toon Memorial Hospital. Naoma Sharp, 61, an occupant of the house, and the dead woman's husband, J. A. Buenker, 28, were treated for injur- eis. William Sydney Porter first used the pen name of O. Henry while serving a prison sentence. By JKKRY MOOKK Associated Tress Writer PHILADELPHIA (API - The director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's nonviolent education and direct action wing says James Earl Ray is innocent of murdering Dr. Mr.itin Luther King Jr. But he isn't saying what evidence he lias. At a news conference Sunday, the Rev. James Bevel said, "I won't discuss the specific evidence now because it wouldn't, be beneficial to James Earl Ray. But he's not guilty." Bevel, 32, a former liaison of$100.00 PEPSI JACK TOPS WINNER Donald Coffman, left, of 328 Spruce Mt. Vernon is being presented with a $100.0.0 check by Bob Owens, Route Manager for Pepsi-Cola and Owen Martin of Jackson- Martin IGA Store. The Jack Tops Instant Cash Contest is being sponsored by The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. No purchase required to play Jack Tops. (Pd. Adv.) ficer between SCLC and militant Negro' groups, sent a telegram to Ray Saturday which read: "I would like to inform you that I would be very happy to take your case without fee. I was present on April 4 at the Lorraine Motel when Dr. King died-r-you have been accused of murdering him. Of course, I know you are not guilty." King, who headed the SCLC, was shot to death in Memphis, Tenn., last April 4. Ray was arrested in London following an intensive manhunt and extradited to Memphis where he faces trial beginning March 3. Bevel said he didn't step up with his alleged information sooner because "I hadn't been responsive to him. "But then I thought, 'Here's a man sitting here that shouldn't bo here.' " Bevel said he would continue to be "very good and warm" toward Ray eevn if Ray decides not to accept his services. Bevel is not a bar member, but a laywer "by circumstances." A native of Itta Bona, Miss., he has represented himself several times in civil rights cases in Mississippi. There has been no comment from either public defender Hugh Stanton in Memphis or Ray's attorney, Percy Foreman of Houston, to Bevel's telegram. Ray has been housed in a heavily guarded cell in Shelby County jail at Memphis since his extradition. He originally was scheduled to go on trial in November but Judge W. Preston Battle ordered a delay after Ray fired his lawyer, Arthur Manes of Birmingham, Ala. Last week, when Foreman became ill, Battle ordered Stanton to begin preparing a defense for Ray in case Foreman could not be ready for the March trial. TWO TOUGHEST cabinet jobs, it has been said, are- Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman's and Secretary of State Dean Rusk's. Leaving after eight years in Washington is like having "a great big heavy weight . . . taken right off the top of my head," says Freeman. People in the News NEW DELHI, India (AP) — The daughter-in-law of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi gave birth prematurely to a child who died almost immediately. The mother, Sonia Raji Gandhi, was reported well enough to leave the hospital soon, a spokesman said Sunday. MT. VERNON WEATHER Saturday high 52, low 33. Sunday high 35, low 30. Rainfall to date 1969 1.16. One year ago today high 52, low 29. Five years ago today high 58, low 31. Ten years ago today high 3S, low 30. . Tuesday sunrise 7:17, sunset 5:06 (CST). FIVE-DAY FORECAST Northern Illinois — Temperatures Tuesday through Saturday are expected to average 4 to S degrees below normal. Normal highs 27 to 34, normal lows 10 to 18. Warmer Tuesday, colder Wednesday and becoming a little warmer near the week­ end. Precipitation expected to total two tenths to four tenths of an inch in rain Tuesday and Tuesday night. Southern Illinois — Tempera- U'*es will average 5 to 10 degrees below the seasonal nor- j mals for the five-day period Tuesday through Saturday. Mild temperatures early in the week will be replaced by colder readings during the latter part of the week. Normal highs range from the mid 30s to the mid 40w. Normal lows from the upper leens to the upper 20s. Precipitation amounts will average from one half to three quarters of an inch, occurring as rain or possibly snow Tuesday and Wednesday. ANSWER'S TO TODAY'S QUIZ IN ADS BELOW Your Health Is Our Concern Always . . . 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