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2—A THE REGISTER-NBWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1?69 1 DEATHS Brooks Hutson, Sesser Resident, Dies Saturday Funeral Services for Brooks •Hutson, 71, Sesser, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cesser United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Ott officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from noon Wednesday until the funeral hour. Friends may call at the Brayfield Funeral Home in Sesser after 3 p.m. Tuesday and until noon Wednesday. Mr. Hutson died Saturday in Wichita Falls, Tex. where he was vacationing. He was born July 10, 1897, .the son of William and Melvina Brooks Hutson. Mr. Hutson is survived by his wife, Wanda; one daughter, Mrs. Gerald Elders, of Christopher; one son, Donald of Wichita Falls, Tex.; two brothers, Stanton of Sesser and Harry of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Carey Phillips of Sesser, Mrs. Myrtle Sheppard of Whit- tior, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Smith of Phoenix, Ariz. Alda Tindle Dies Monday In Mt. Vernon Alda Forrestine Tindle, 67, 521 East Harrison, died at 10 p.m. Monday in the Good Samaritan Hospital where she had been a patient for the past six weeks. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Myers Chapel. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Myers Chapel. Mrs. Tindle was born May 24, 1901 in Virden, 111. She was the daughter of Albin and Elizabeth Reynolds Buchanan. She was married in 1926 to Charles W. Tindle who survives. She was a member of the Meadowbrook Church of Christ. Besides her husband, Mrs. Tindle is survived by three sons, the Rev. Charles H. of New Athens, Robert L. of Kincheloe Air Force Base, Mich., and Donald D. of Edwardsville; one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Ilbery of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Ernest Buchanan of Mt. Vernon and Martin Buchanan of Valier and 12 grandchildren. Tires, Money Stolen From Mt. V. Station Newcomb's Texlco service located in the Park Plaza Shopping Center, was broken into early this morning. Patrolling Mt. Vernon police officers found the window on the east side of the station brd 1 ken and the west door unlocked. Approximately $25 to $30 in quarters along with 20 Goodyear tires were reported missing. JOHNSON FAMILY IS BACK HOME (Continued From Page One) Effie Grable Rites Thursday In Broughton Mrs. Effie M. Grable, 70, Broughton, 111., died at 10:30 Monday in the Carmi Township Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Broughton Baptist Church with the Rev. Delmer Feazle and the Rev. Seba Marshall officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery. Mrs. Grable was born Oct. 18, 1898 in Hamilton county. She was the daughter of Frank and Charity McGill Porter. She was married to John Grable in 1917. She was a member of the Eastern Star, the White Shrine and the First Baptist Church in Broughton. Mrs. Grable is survived by one sister, Mrs. Virginia Schriber of St. Louis; one brother, Frank of Springfield and two grand- chilidren. She was preceded in death by one son, Frank and one daughter, Mrs. Joe Dale Hoeney. Friends may call at the Doncl- son Funeral Home in McLeansboro after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Pearl Mooney Of Waltonville Dies Mrs. Pearl Mae Mooney, 64, Waltonville, died at 3:20 a.m. today in the Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fry Funeral Chapel in Waltonville with the Rev. Clifford Hicks officiating. Burial will be in the Knob Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Fry Funeral Home. Mrs. Mooney was born Nov. 13, 1904 in Bell City, Mo. She was the daughter of Charlie and Emma Pickett Poston. She was married to Robert Edward Lee Mooney on Aug. 2, 1919. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Waltonville. Besides her husband, Mrs. Mooney is survived by two sons, Charles and Ralph of Mt. Vernon; four daughters, Mrs. Mable Smith of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Jean Hicks of Waltonville and Mrs. Eleanor Hicks and Mrs. Evalo ' Darnell of Ina; three half-brothers, Glen Poston, Charles Poston and William Poston all of Mt. Vernon; one half-sister, Mrs. Betty Smith of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. ' She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter, one brother and one sister. I did and their thoughts on leaving. The former president said he felt "different within four .seconds" after President Nixon took his oath. Running through his mind, he said, was his concern for the new chief executive and the problems he faced. Also, Johnson said, he felt "great relief" that the.problems were no longer his, that he could now roam his ranch without being followed by "the man with the bag." This reefrred to the ever-present companion of presidents who carries the se-. cret code by which orders would be transmitted in event of nuclear attack. He exhibited little trace of the President who last March 31 renounced another term in the White House in the hope that his renunciation could help unite a bitterly divided nation. "It was our decision, our choice," he said. "Our time'had come. "Things now are a lot better than we had expected. Substantive peace talks have begun in Paris. The astronauts arc back safely from the moon. Cambodia has turned our men loose. Now we just hope that good things will happen for Mr. Nixon." Mrs. Johnson, holding her husbands* hand, recalled that on her last morning in the White House she arose one hour earlier to wander alone through her favorite rooms, especially the yellow Oval Room, with its sweeping view of the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial. Laughing, she also recalled that the last thing she packed was a book entitled "Everything To Live For." Her smile faded as she recalled her last view of the White House, pulling away and seeing the windows ''full of faces, the ushers,; the butlers, all those people who -were so nice to us. Some were In.tears." Girls Sleep lin Lincoln Bed Her daughters, Luci Nugent and Lynda Bird Robb, alternated between serious -memories and mutual needling. They slept together the last night in the White House in the Lincoln bed* room. "We wanted to see if the ghost of Lincoln still existed," said Luci. "We never found out," said Lynda Bird. Th'ere was too much noise. Luci snores." Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were unchanged. The top was 19.75 and 20.00 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs The top was 19.50 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.50 and 15.75. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. Mt. Vernon Grain Wheat 1.23. Soybeans 2.50. Corn 1.12. NEW PRESIDENT By Viet Terrorist. , BEATS STAFF AIDES %# m i\i l# #* TowoRKiSlX YANKS Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. Wednesday: hogs 7,000; cattle 1,500; calves 150; sheep 400. gilts steady to 25 lower; 1-3 200-250 lbs 20.25-21.00; 2-4 '230280 lbs 19.25-20.25; sows steady to 50 higher; 1-3 300400 lbs 16.25-17.25; 2-3 400-600 lbs 16.- Cattle 2,500; calves 150, strong to 50 higher choice 1,050 00-16.25; boars 13.50-15.00. average and high choice 1,0501,150 ' lbs 29.50; good and choice 950-1,200 lbs 24.50-29.25; heifers good and choice 850970 lbs 23.00-27.50; cows utility 16.00-18.00; bulls 20.50-23.00; good and choice vealers 30.0040.00; good and choice calves 17.O0.W.00. Sheep 800; lambs fully steady; Iambs choice and prime 80-120 lbs 26.50-28.00; good and choice 23.0O'26.0O; ewes 6.008.00. GARRISON STARTS CLAY SHAW TRIAL (Continued From Page One) rors. He added, however, that the state "will trust the good judgment, common sense and spirit which the state feels prevails among the people of New Orleans." Garrison's efforts to subpoena the 45 autopsy photographs, 24 X-rays and other material have failed. A general sessions court judge in Washington ruled Friday that. Garrison would have to show that the material was necessary to the case and that he wasn't simply fishing, around for something interesting. The autopsy material in the national archives was sealed until 1971 at the request of the Kennedy family. Garrison has often cited the various secret reports in the national archives in accusing the federal government of trying to block any investigation which contradicts the Warren report. The Warren Commission, in naming Oswald as the lone gunman, said his reasons for the assassination must remain forever unknown, since Oswald was slain by Dallas stripjoint operator Jack Ruby in a Dallas police station. Ruby—named by Garrison as a conspirator—died of cancer after his conviction and imprisonment on a murder charge. Garrison's list of witnesses include Peny R. Russo of New Orleans, who told a preliminary hearing that he sat in while Shaw, Lee Harvey Oswald and others plotted to kill Kennedy. Russo testified he was a little vague on the session until a trip through a "time tunnel," conducted by a hypnotist, enabled him to relive the episode and refresh his memory. The Only other major witness unveiled by Garrison at the, 1967 preliminary hearing was a narcotic addict who testified he saw Shaw conferring with Oswald on a Lake Pontchartrain seawall in 1963. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange-Butter steady; wholesale buying prices 93 score AA 66; 92 A 66; 90 B 63%; 89 C 60%; Cars 90 6 64; 89 C 62. Eggs steady; wholesale buying prices grade A whites 48; mediums 46; standard 41; checks 28^. St. Louis Produce large 37-41; wholesale grades, standard 39-41, medium 35-37, unclassified 22-23. Hens, heavy 14; light over 5Y2 lbs 9; under 5% lbs 6;. broilers and fryers 26.50-27.25. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.43%n; No 2 soft; red 1.37%n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.18%-y 2 ; No 5 yellow 1.13.% Oats No 2 extra heavy white 74 Yin. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.63 %n . Soybean oil 8.70n. (Continued From Page One) rine Band played "Hail to the Chief," Nixon delivered his 17- minute inaugural address in solemn and restrained tones. With satellite television beaming his words to countless millions around the world, President Nixon said that "For the first time, because the people of the world want peace and the leaders of the world are afraid of war, the times ere on the side of peace." "The greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker," he said without speciif- cally mentioning the Vietnam war he inherited. "This honor now beckons America—the chance to help lead the world at last out the valley of turmoil, and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization." "Let us take as our goal: where peace is unknown, make it welcome; where peace is fragile, make it strong; where peace is temporary, make it permanent." An era of negotiation is dawning, Nixon said. "But," he added, "to all those who would be tempted by weakness, let us leave no doubt that we will be as strong as we need to be for as long as we need to be." The President promised to press urgently forward at home for full employment, better housing, excellence in education, rebuilding of cities and improving rural areas. But, he cautioned, "we are reaching the limits of what government alone can do." "What has to be done, has to be done by government and people together or it will not be done at all," Nixon said. He called for unity, saying "No man can be fully free while his neighbor is not. To go forward at all is to go forward together. This means black and white together, as one nation, not two." "Lower Our Voices" Speaking in low tones himself, the President said one simple way to help restore national harmony would be "to lower our ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs, con-; voices." \ sumer grades: A large 44-47, A | " We cannot learn from one ; medium 42-46, A small 28-31, B; aonther until we stop shouting! at one another—until we speak j quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our voices," he said. And he promised, "for our part, government will listen. . ." A few hours later, Nixon caught a glimpse of the "raucous discord" he mentioned in /his address.. As the President rode in a bullet-proof black limousine from the Capitol to the White House, a band of antiwar demonstrators hurled rocks and other debris from the sidewalk. None of the debris struck the presidential car, and Nixon pointedly ignored the protestors by turning to wave at the crowds on the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue. Jstu prior to this incident, and several times later, the demonstrators tangled with some of the nearly 5,000 policemen and National Guardsmen—enforced by paratroopers from Ft. Bragg, N.C.—who lined the city's streets. Never did the shouting dem­ onstrators—ohe estimate placed their numbers at 1,000 in the crowd of perhaps 250,000 come within a block of the bullet-resistant glass booth from which Nixon, his wife, their daughters Julie and Tricia and other friends and dignitaries watched the two-and-a-half hour inaugural parade. As the parade unfolded, Johnson was flying through the cold winter skies to his Texas ranch, a 32-year career in public office at, an end. When the Air Force jet—the same onethat carried Johnson and the body of President John F. Kennedy back from Texas five years ago—landed at an airport near Austin, a band struck up the "Eyes of Texas" and a sign proclaiming "Welcome Back, President Johnson and Family" was hoisted in the crowd of 5,000. "You don't know how good it feels to" be back with you," the former president responded. "You make us feel mighty happy." The changeover from Democratic to a Republican administration as symbolized by President Nixon's inaugural address was greeted warmly by leaders of both political parties and government heads on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Russian Message The Kremlin sent a message urging cooperation between the Soviet Union and the United States as the only way to insure peace in the world. Even the North Vietnamese were restrained in a statement. Democratic leaders in Congress hailed Nixon's emphasis on peace in.the world, but there were indications the new President's honeymoon with the lawmakers might be short regarding domestic issues. But following his solemn inauguration speech, Nixon Monday was able to forget briefly the cares of his new offiqe and watch the colorful parade and apend the night celebrating the occasion by attending the six inaugural balls where bejewelled ladies and tuexdo-clad gentle- KILLED km 35 WOUNDED By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON (AP) — Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops attacked U.S. land, river and air forces with rockets, mortars and grenades Monday and today, coinciding with the inauguration of President Nixon. At least six American servicemen were killed and 35 Americans were wounded, including a civilian. A high-ranking South Viet J ,namese police official said captured Communist orders directed, a new wave of terrorism at U.S. troops in an attempt to increase antiwar sentiment among the American public. Several other attacks apparently were thwarted by American forces who uncovered two enemy munitions caches and broke up a convoy of enemy sampans moving troops south to Saigon. In the past 24 hours, military spokesmen said, Viet Cong and North Vietnamese troops attacked U.S. Navy patrol boats and landing craft and cargo ships, American officers' quarters, a U.S. military, advisers' compound, a small observation plane flying over the demilitarized zone and U.S. troops based within 11 miles of Saigon. Inside Saigon, terrorists threw hand grenades at two U.S. billets a mile apart and wounded eight Americans. The terrorists escaped. Incerased numbers of uniformed and plainclothes South Vietnamese police were roaming the capital because of the directives calling for a hew wave of terrorism against Americans. At Du Quoin High Long-Haired Kid Expelled, Mother Fired Divorce Suit Piled Monday One divorce suit was filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court Monday. Carol Lee Boyer charges mental cruelty in a divorce action against Dennis Boyer. The couple was married March 30, 1968 and separated Oct. 13, 1968. Mrs. Boyer is pregnant and seeks custody of the child. CUT WATER RATE 25c PER MONTH (Continued From Page One) should not have used that word! and I want to publicly state that I did not mean that officials of the Dix- Kell system were bootlegging water," Setzekorn said. . j In other action last night the council: 1. Heard complaints from residents of south Mt. Vernon that a charcoal plant beyond the city limits is causing.serious air pollution. On the recommendation of Councilman Coy Flota, the city manager was authorized to contact the State Air Pollution Board and ask that an official come to Mt. Vernon to check the situation. 2. Heard 1 report that the city plans, when weather permits, to clean out the open, storm ditch along Bell street. Several property owners between Fifth and Seventh streets have given permission to the city to have city equipment use their property during the work. Property owners between Seventh and Ninth street have not given per? mission. 3. Granted a 20- year lease to Dr. Alan Anderson on shore line property at Lake Miller. 4. Tabled for a later decision a request by the King City Saddle Club for lease of property on Jaycee Lake. 5. Tabled for further study proposed new electric and street lighting contracts. REPUBLICANS FIRE 227 STATE EMPLOYEES Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) — Marking time for some clue as to the first steps of the Nixon administration, the stock market moved irrogularly in moderate trading eaily this afternoon. Gains and losses were about tqual on the New York Stock Exchange, about 20 more issues showing plus signs. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon took a minor loss 61 2.11 at 929.14. Stocks were mixed from the start, and sentiment appeared to be hanging in balance throughout the morning. Blue chips put on a somewhat steadier performance after their Monday losses had brought declines to some of the prominent market indicators. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up .1 at 353.1, with industrials up .5, rails off .1, and utilities off .2. Specially situated issues continued to focus the attention of traders and investors. National Dairy was pushed to the top of the most-active list by a block of 200,000 shares at 40, off %, trimming the loss slightly in later dealings. Prices were mixed on the American Stock Exchange. NEW YORK (AP) - Dow Jones noon stock averages 30 Indus 929.14 off 2.11 20 Rails 268.95 off 0.13 15 Util 134.30 up 0.03 65 Stocks 336.19 off 0.43 Receives Call From Vietnam Mrs. Vickie McNealy, 629 south 20th street, Mt. Vernon, received a Call Sunday night from her husband 3/C Petty Officer David E. McNealy who is stationed in Vietnam, David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward McNealy of Woodlawn. Circuit Court Fines assessed in circuit court included: Ronald D. Marquis, Centralia, $10 on charge of driving too fast for conditions; John H. Gifford, Mill Shoals, $10 on charge of intoxication; John S. Foller, 2815 Cherry, $10 on charge of fialure to yeild right of way at an Intersection; AM. Holman, 503, south 18th street, $10 on charge of failure to yiled right of way at stop sign; Patricia K. Loyd, 522 N. street, $10 on charge of failure to yield right of way at an intersection 4 DUQUOIN, 111. (AP) — A high school sophomore who tried to change his school's dress code was expelled from school and his mother fired from her teaching job Monday night by the DuQuoin Unit District Beard of Education. Daniel Smith, 16, was expelled from,' "gross misconduct" arid his mother Virginia, a part time teacher at the school, was dismissed for condoning his behavior. Smith had walked out of a school assembly Jan. -9 during a lecture by principal' Hewey Tweedy on the dangers of affiliation with Students for A Democratic Society. Four others in the assembly walked out in sympathy with Smith. Smith had sought the aid . of S.D..S on changing the school' dress code and had formed an organization called the Free Student Union. Smith had been warned by school authorities on several occasions that his hair was too long. Mrs. Smith had been called before the board because one board member said her behavior had been unbecoming of a teacher in that she had supported and condoned her son's actions. The local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union which was represented at Monday night's meeting, said they have taken the case under advisement. (Continued From Page Ona) Miss Pike County Is Beauty Queen SPRINGFIELD, 111. <AP) — Nancy Herter, 18, of Golden Eagle, was named Miss Illinois County Fair in ceremonies Monday night. She represented Pike County. First- mnnerup in the Illinois Association of Agriculture Fairs Contest was Miss DuPage County, Bonnie Eisele of Naperville. Miss Kane County, Janet Barth of Carpentersville. was second runnerup, and Miss Macon County, Susan Mathews of Decatur, was chosen Miss Con geniality. Ham-Burger , Engagement CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (APt — When Linda Katheryn Ham came to the southeast Missourian to announce her engagement she asked that full names be used, Miss Ham's fiance is Kenneth Michael Burger. qualifications to work in other areas of the department. may apply. . "Any one of them who has the background and the integ- nty has a good chance of being hired," Mahin said. • He added that the work done by the 227 fired workers would be undertaken by other department employes. "I don't think anyone will have an overload of work," he said. Mahin said other persons in the department will be carefully checked and possibly other dis- dismissals' and hirings will be made. "This eliminates," Mahin said, "except for a few positions, all the patronage jobs in the department and there will pe no rehiring." Mahin said that the $2 million savings is "an addition to our commitment to Gov. Ogilvie to generate an extra $50 million a year from increased collections of existing taxes/ Mahin said that "tightening" the collection of cigarette taxes, retailer's occupation tax, liquor control and gasoline tax would result in the $50 million increase. Hospital Note* Good Samaritan Admissions: Gary Flota, R. 3. Pat Martin, R. 1 , Scheller. Chtlstihe Merohel, R. 7. Eugene Rollins, 521 S. 13th. Leon Johnson, 1109 Jordan.: David Pickett, R. 1. Mary Ceglinski, Richview. Helen Littsell, 807 Park Ave. Mary Haley, Waltonville. Anna Pepple, 400 S. 15th. Oscar Snider, 1200 S. 28th. Judy Sutton, Keenes. Golda Faulkner, 20 North- l.vok. Richard Carver, R. 4 . Eva Lewis, Waltonville. Rhodrick Freeman, 1109 S. 6th Discharges: Rebecca Haynes, 111 S. 6th. \ Howard Rector, 1609 Harrison. Neva Stone, 1024 S. 7th. Sallie Payne, 734 Perkins. Amelia Schlafly, 702 Magnolia. Clyde Roney, 815 Jordan. Jerry Bowdler, 212 N. 7th. H. W. Taylor, 1501 Lamar. Teresa Buchanan, 420 Herbert. Luella McGehee, 828 S. 19th. Wm. R. Haynes, 222 S. 3rd. Cscar Dixon, 1106% S. 10th. Fred M. Jones, 819 N. 4th. Bertha Mannen, 536 Fairfield Road. -o- -o- -o- uefferson Memorial Admissions: Fearl May Meador, Kell. Nancy M. Hartlerode, Wayne Cily. Grace L. Haun, Richview. Discharged: Cyrilla Hamilton, 1201 S. 9th.' PEOPLE TO DECIDE ON ANNEXATION (Continued From Pags One) HIGH SCHOOL BUYS 8 MORE PROPERTIES (Continued From Page One) have been made by interested parties. A boundary change request has been tabled until the February meeting to permit the superintendent to have time for an adequate study of all pertinent factors involved in the request. In final action at last night's meeting, the board adopted a policy of providing free or re- dCed - price lunches the needy students of the district. The program will go into effect soon after the policy is approved by the state office. Information will be made available to patrons of the high school in the near future. Rd., Malcolm Hirons, 605 Marteeny; and Bill W. Salyer, 1125 Douglas. The council rejected the request, after City Attorney Bill Howard gave an opinion that the city ordinance is a legal ordinance. He siad the letter writers could obtain a final decision from the courts, if they wish, by'filing' a suit for de<> laratory judgement. Fuss Over Letter ,More fussing over the council's position on the proposed annexation came when ' Mayor Joe Martin read a letter from Omer J. Dauplaise, project manager of the Duluth, Minn., area office of the federal Economic Development Administration. EDA has approved a grant to help finance construction of a road in the Summersville area ! to an industrial park at the airport. At the December 16 council meeting, at which the annexation was rejected, Councilman Kenneth Martin said that he contacted 1 Dauplaise. by telephone. He said the EDA official told him that the project was okay, as far as he knew, but that it had not yet been checked by their attorney. Martin said that was the "clincher" for him. He recalled that an urban renewal project at the high school was supposedly approved" "until a smart attorney checked it and said it was wrong and illegal."In his letter to former City Manager Chester Lewis, dated! January 7, Dauplaise said he was writing in response to a clipping from The Register- News which contained Council' man Martin's statement Dauplaise siad that he told the Mt. Vernon councilman mat as far as he knew the road project would not be lost it the area was annexed. "Then I said that I would check with our legal branch to make sure," the letter said. "I also informed! him that if he did not/hear from me before the afternoon of December 16 was over, that the project would go on as is. The city and council should have no worries, the project is going to progress as approved." Councilman Bumette, who voted with Councilman Martin to block the annexation on December 16, declared that "it is not fair to read this letter when Kenny is not here." (Councilman Martin is out of the city on vacation.) "We categorically deny what this letter says,". Burnette said 1 . "It is an untruth." Bumette said, "I was. on the other phone when Kenny talked to the man in Duluth. He said nothing about calling us back." men danced until the early hours Tuesday. The ball-goers were exuberant —Republicans ivere' back in the Whits House for only the second time since 1933. Nixon was happy, too. He told the crowd At each stop: "In the years ahead we will look back at this night. We will forget-it was cold during the day and that it rained at night and will simply remember the warm glow of the evening." j I RED STOCKING FOLLIES First Nighter" Tickets '2.50 Each - Choice Seats Available Thursday, January 23rd — 8:00 P.M. Mt. Vernon High School Auditorium Tickets Available At The Door, Livingston Pharmacy, Delo Photo Craft or any Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary Member. Communications Bod Lacked Guns Explosives On Pueblo CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The skipper of the USS Pueblo says ihe Navy didn't provide retaliatory help or adequate guns, communications or explosives to destroy secret equipment when North Koreans captured his intelligence ship. . Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher testified Monday at the opening of a court of inquiry into the loss of the ship last Jan. 23, the death of one crewman and imprisonment of the 82 others for 11 months. ' Bucher, apparently still tense from his prison experience, was expected to testify for two or three days. The court of five admirals could recommend anything from medals to courts- martial. But Navy lawyers told Bucher that so far he was not suspected of violating any military laws. The Navy said Bucher will be followed on the stand by his superior, Rear Adm. Frank L. Johnson, former commander of naval forces at Japan, and Cmdr. Charles R. Clark, skipper of a sister intelligence ship. 'When he sailed the Pueblo on its mission to scout North Korean radar and North Korean and Soviet ships in the Sea of Japan, Bucher testified, he wanted twin 20 or. 40 millimeter guns. But instead, Bucher said, he got ,two ,50-caliber machine guris, 3,000 to 5,000 rounds of ammunition, a spare barrel and a mount for a third .50-caliber machine-gun he never received. CALIFORNIA IS HARD HIT BY HEAVY RAINS (Continued From Page One) Joaquin Delta. Some residents on high ground, however, decided to ride it out. Gene Norris, deputy chief of the state flood operation center, said a 60-foot break occurred on the south section of the levee which encircles the island 1 . San Louis Obispo County supervisors asked Gov. Ronald Reagan to declare that midstate coastal county a disaster area because of what they termed the worst storm in a century. In Ventura County, a Navy amphibious vehicle Monday reached six boys and their adult leader who had "been trapped on high ground' above a flooded; creek in Los Padres National Forest. Outside the Golden Gate Bridge, winds reached 60 knots at Pigeon Point and 50 knots at San Francisco lightship late Monday. Cold arctic air bearing down on the Pacif|c Northwest turned the moisture to snow, blanketing portions of Washington and Oregon with 1 to 3 inches during the night. Heavy-snow warnings were posted 1 for eastern Oregon, southern Idaho and western Montana. Travelers warnings were up in the Midwest and Northern Plains. Driving was termed extremely hazardous in portions of Iowa and Minnesota. Still another storm system threw rain, drizzle, snow and fog into the East from the Ohio Valley to the Middle Atlantic states. Motorists were warned of a mixture of freezing rain and snow in mountain areas of Maryland, the Virginias and Pennsylvania as well as parts of New Jersey. Clear skies were limited to the Southwest before dawn. Temperatures ranged from 15 below zero at Cut Bank, Mont., to 68 at Key West, Fla. Divorce Granted One divorce, Eva D. Gentry vs. Robert Lee Gentry was granted in circuit court Monday.' ROY SAYS: Olds Cutlass Hardtop One Owner $695 Here is an excellent little 62 Sports Model Olds equipped with a small and economical V/8 engine, automatic drive and bucket seats. Sure to please the family as a second car or the student on a budget. Pick up the keys for an approval drive today'. 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