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4— A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1960 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Streai, Mt. Vernon, 1llinoi» 62364 (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY) MT. VERNON NEWS ESTABLISHED 1870 MT. VERNON REGISTER ESTABLISHED 1882 CONSOLIDATED SEPTEMBER 28, 1920 EDWIN RACKAWAY _ Editor WM. C. RACKAWAY Business Manager ORIAN METCALF New» Editor JOHN RACKAWAY -~ ...Sport* Editor GUY HENRY ...City Editor NADINE ALLISON Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON .Advertiiinp, Manager CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATED- PRESS The Auociated Prest Is exclusively entitled to us* for the publication of all news credited to it or not other­ wise credited in this paper and also the local news puolished therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon, Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid In advance. By Mail, Jefferson County and adjoining counties, 1 year. 1 9 .00 6 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 month* , $5.50; per single month $ 2.50 Outside 150 miles, 1 year $15.00 6 months, $8.50; 3 months $6.00; 1 month $2.75. Delivered by carrier In city per week .40 A Thought For Today It Is for discipline that you have to endure. God fs treating you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?—Herbrews 12:7. o:o The cord that binds too Tennsyson, English poet. o:o o:o strictly snaps itself;—Alfred Lord Editorial ... Medic Alert- Silent Guardian I N 1956, a young girl in California nearly died after receiving an injection of tetanus antitoxin to which she was allergic. Her father, Dr. Marion Collins, made a bracelet carrying the warning of her allergy for her to wear at all times. ' This was the first Medic Alert bracelet and the beginning of an organization which has made more secure the lives of tens of thousands of persons with special medical problems who might receive no treatment or the wrong treatment during episodes of shock, delirium, unconsciousness or coma when they are unable to communicate with those trying to help them. Today, the organization—its full name is Medic Alert Foundation International—has more than 200,000 members in America, with some 2,000 joining monthly. There are another 100,000 members in affiliates around the world. Yet the American Medical Association estimates that there are over 40 million people in America alone who suffer from some special or "hidden" medical problem, such as epilepsy, heart condition, allergy to penicillin, who are taking anticoagulant drugs or wearing contact lenses. Medic Alert is nonprofit. For a basic fee of $7, a member receives a bracelet or,necklace in stainless steel and one medical problem engraving. Each emblem is registered and the serial number is engraved on the reverse side, as is the telephone number of the foundation's central file at its headquarters in Turlock, Calif. The central file accepts, on a 24-hour basis, collect calls from physicians, hospitals, law enforcement officers and other authorized persons and relays additional information from the individual's file. A new service which Medic Alert recently announced is the first worldwide human transplant information pool. This will enable hospitals and officials to determine Immediately whether a dead or dying accident victim weaving the Medic Alert emblem desires to donate his eyes, heart, kidney or ether organs to help save the life of another. Bruin Trouble Brewin' IT'S COMING DOWN to a choice between bears or people in our * increasingly visited national parks, gays a biologist. According to Gairdner B. Moment, a professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, injuries from black bears occur almost daily In Great Smoky and Yellowstone National Parks, and some of them are rather gruesome. Within the past few years, the government has paid $100,000 in damages oh two separate oecasions- because of grizzly bear injuries. Smokey the Bear and Goldilocks' acquaintances notwithstanding, bears are from far being friendly, harmless playmates, he writes in Bioscience, organ of the American Institute of Biological Sciences. They are large, often bad-tempered carnivores who can outrun anything except a horse or antelope. If we can have sanctuaries for water-fowl, Moment argues, surely we can find suitable ones for bears. Old Faithful, he points out is unique to Yellowstone; bears are not. Hodgepodge Answer to Previous Paul* EI ACROSS DOWN 1 Direction 1 Habituated, 5 Worm 2 Nights before 8 Fuel 3 Withered 12 Above 4 Horse's gait. 13 Coter: e 5 Ethereal salt 14 Shield 6 Observe beari.- " 7 Stutters 15 Roman 8 Male swans emperor 9 Native metals 16 Beverage 10 Nautical term 27 Encounter " " " 29 Arrived 17 Honey makers 11 Not as much 18 African fly 19 Enervate 30 Muddles 22 Agreeable fragrance 25 Official seal 28 Cotton fabric 33 Military assistant 34 Through 35 Asseverate S6 Arrow poison 37 Comparative suffixes 38 Mournful sound 39 Musical composition , 41 Repairs 42 Stratagems 44 Letter of defiance 48 Motion upward 53 Genus of willows 54 Social insect 56 Athena 57 Group of players 58 Born 59 Former Russian rrhr 60 Concludes 61 Pinnacle :62Waightsof • India. 21 Auricle 23 Musical dramas 24 Levantine ketch 30 Shakespear. ean stream 31 Conduct 32 Sea eagles 34 Irritable 40 Exist 25 Diminutive of 41 Manuscripts Christina (ah.) 26 Arabian gulf 43 Diner 44 Quote 45 Solar disk 46 Peruse 47 Scottish caps 49 Feline animals 50 Otherwise 51 Approach 52 Old sailors 55 Recent (corrib. form) Nixons Tour Six Inaugural Balls WASHINGTON (AP) — Richard M. Nixon ended his first day as President on a jubilant social note with a four-hour tour of six inaugural balls so jampacked with bejewelled ladies and tuxedo-clad men that dancing was a near impossibility. At least 30,000 ballgoers gave the new President and his lady cheering ovations as he made the rounds Monday night in white tie and tails, making brief speeches laced with humor and expressing faith in the American people. — The President and his family spent about 30 minutes at each ball and he wound up at 1:30 a.m. on a serious note: "America is a good country," he said, "and Americans are good people. I hope we can be worthy of the great goodness that is in America—these next four years." Mainly, though, Nixon was in a joking mood. He reported that "President Johnson left the lights on at the White House for us." When he finally headed home, he told a delighted crowd: "They gave me the key to the front door of the White House and I'm goiny home to see if it fits." Nixon's enjoyment of his new role was obvious. Many pf his joking remarks were directed at how long he had sought the presidency. "Where I sit," he said, "Any inauguration would be good. I thought this one was especially good, didn't you?" The balls were the big windup social event of three days of inaugural activities and they were a sellout at $35 a head and $1000 for a box. Some 25 bands, including Lionel Hampton, Sam­ my Kaye, Lester Lanin, Meyer Davis, Guy Lombardo and Duke Ellington performed. It was a crushing mob scene everywhere. Nixon surveying the crowds, joked: "Now I know what they mean by 'Bring us together'," alluding to the slogan of his administration. "The only advantage," he noted, "is that I was afraid I was going to have to dance tonight." He confided "I'm not a very good dancer." Nixon introduced his family: wife Pat, daughter Tricia, 22, and her escort, Doug Rogers, son of the secretary of state; daughter Julie, 20, and her husband, David Eisenhower. He said Pat "has been first lady in my House 28% years, now she's First Lady in the White House." Mrs. Nixon wore a mimosa yellow silk satin ball gown, its jacket and cummerbund a-glitter with jewels that took 260 hours to embroider. He made just about the same speech, with a few ad libs, at each"ball'at the Smithsonian Institution and the five hotels, expressing thanks to those who supported him in 20 years in , politics and came to Washington to celebrate his inauguration. In the years to come, Nixon said, they would forget that it was a cold ,,day and rained at night. "You'll simply remember the glow of friendship." And, he promised, to their cheers "We're not going to let you down." Vice President and Mrs. Spiro T. Agnew were on the circuit, Jtoo, and finally wound up on the same platofrm with the Nixons around midnight. "A very great evening for us," Nixon declared. ® 1969 by NEA, Itt- Gas Jet Sets Jacksonville Fire JACKSONVILLE, 111. (AP) — An open gas jet in the kitchen of a tavern • was blamed for a fire Sunday vhat rage'u through two buildings in the center of town. The fire was out of control for 4 *1!, hours and firemen were at the scene for almost eighc hours, officials said. Destroyed was a two-story building housing Lahey's tavern. Only the first floor of the other building can be salvaged, officials said. It had three floors and housed Lukeman's men's clothing store. 1 2 3 J- 5 6 7 r 8 10 11 12 13 u 15 16 17 18 r 22 24 25 2$ 27 1 2S 2» 30 31 92 33 36 37 I* 39 •pi itt 44 46 46 47 ] 60 SI 53 54 « 56 67 St 58 60 el 62' (Newspaper iitUtpt'm ASM.) Furlong was Furrow Furlong, which means Vath of a statute mile, originally meant the length of a furrow in a field, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Attends Course On Volkswagen DEERFIELD, ILL. — Clarence W. Benett, service specialist at Regency Motors, Inc., Salem Road, Mt. Vernon, recently completed a &-day course covering the general repair of Volkswagen, including the Type I (bug), Type II and Type III (Squareback and Fastback) models. The technical classes were held at Volkswagen North Central Distributor, Inc., midwest distributor located in Deerfield, Illinois. According to Gerry Sietmann, service training manager, "All VW dealers regularly send their service personnel to VW training courses to keep them informed about all product improvements constantly made by VW." Thailand natives prize loudly squeaking carts. They believe the noise frightens off wild animals and evil spirits-. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 1969. There are 344 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1954, the first atomic-powered submarine, the Nautilus was launched at Grff- ton, Conn. On this date: In 1519, Panama City was founded. In 1793, King Louis XVI of France was beheaded. In 1824, the Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson, was born in Clarssburg, Va., now West Virginia. In 1861, 12 days after Mississippi had seceded from the Union, Sen. Jefferson Davis resigned from the U.S. Senate. In 1924, Soviet leader V. I. Lenin died at the age of 54. In 1950, a federal court jury in New York convicted former State Department official, Alger Hiss, of perjui'y. Ten years ago — President Dwight D. Eisenhower expressed doubt about the wisdom of a proposal by Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson for a federal conciliation service on racial matters. Five years ago — The Soviet Union and Cuba concluded a trade agreement which Soviet Premier Khrushchev said would assure long-range development of the Cuban economy. One year ago—North Vietnamese troops were reported taking heavy casualties in jungle fighting with U.S. Marines in northwestern South Vietnam. TIMELY QUOTE He has told me many times he is not, and if he'd lie to me, he'd lie to his mother. —Barry Goldwater, discounting reports that California Gov. Ronald Reagan is seeking the 1968 Republican presidential nomination. New Vice President 1 Agnew Is Like The Next Door Neighbor By JACK KNEBCE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Spiro T. Agnew, the nation's new vice president, is much like the guy next door—a man people might feel they have known all their lives. He lost $5 dollars on the Baltimore Colts in the Super Bowl, shoots golf in the high 80s, likes to play "Ebb Tide" on the piano and sends out for his favorite food—pizza. Like millions of other American men, his education was interrupted by World War II, and he married his Forest Park High School sweetheart — Judy Judefind. Yet, Agnew—the friend from next door—stood in front of the White House Monday as the band from his old high school marched by to honor him as America's 39th vice president. How did this 50-yearADld son of a Greek immigrant rise to the nation's second highest elective office, a position held by such political illuminaries as John. Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon, all of whom were elevated to' the presidency. The will to succeed may have begun on the streets of Baltimore during the depression years when he helped his father sell vegetables from a cart,.-said aides. He majored in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University before finally admitting that he could never made a good chemist. He switched to law school at night while working for an insurance company in the daytime. After the World War n interruption Agnew returned to Baltimore to finish law school. He found it hard to set up a practice and became a personnel manager for a supermarket chain. But Agnew took an active interest in civic affairs and in 1962 was elected Baltimore County executive. But Democratic power in the stateVwas too strong for anyone to seriously think Agnew, a Republican, might rise above local politics. But in 1966, he saw a chance to' fool the experts when a bitterly fought gubernatorial primary resulted in a divided Democratic state party. Agnew took the gamble, won the GOP nomination and easily captured the Maryland governorship. Still, most —political observers wrote him off as a political fluke who would be returned to obscurity after one term in the state house. However, Agnew projected himself into the national GOP picture as the presidential election year came around. He was among the first to urge New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller to' run for the GOP presidential nomination. But after the New Yorker moved uncertainly about his candidacy, Agnew switched his allegiance to Richard.Nixon. The switch paid off at the GOP National Convention last summer in —Miami. An aide described that md- ment this way: The governor was watching television, awaiting Nixon's selection of a running mate. He did not remotely consider ATTENTION BUSINESSMEN - FARMERS Are you using the Income TAX Sheltered Keogh Bill to its Greatest Income Tax Advantage? ' For Particulars See Beg. Rep. Met. Sec. Corp. CONRAD J. H0IT Accountants Professional Offices, City Hall Bl^g. Mt. Vernon, III. Phone 244-1104 Ph. 242-5S63 STARTS TOMORROW 4 DAYS ONLY Show Times 4:30, 7:00 and 9:15 P.M. himself a possibility for several reasons, including the last minute switch to Nixon and the fact that the name Spiro T. Agnew was "not exactly a household word," as he phrased it himself. The telephone in Agnew's Miami suite rang and it' was his old friend, Maryland Republican Rep. Rogers C. B. Morton. "Ted, I hope you 're sitting down," Morton said. He told A^f- new of Nixon's selection. Not many who saw Agnew's flabbergasted reaction afterwards can doubt his surprise. The man next door— a man most Americans can identify with—was suddenly on the threshhold of the nation's second highest office. Monday he stood in cold, damp weather as Senate GOP Reader. Everett M. Dirksen administered the oath of office in rolling base tones. Nearby was the girl from Forest Park High School. Inaugural Briefs WASHINGTON (AP) —Arriving at the Smithsonian Institution for one of the inaugural balls, Richard Nixon spotted Chief Justice Earl Warren. Remarking that the other eight members of the court were expected at the same party, Nixon said: "This is one way to get all 'nine justices to dance to the same tune." WASHINGTON (AP) — The transition from president to private citizen is —an abrupt one, a Lyndon Johnson found out Monday in a lot of little ways. For one thing, the moment his limousine crossed into Maryland on its way to the airport his single police escort abruptly disappeared. WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyndon Johnson believes every body in the country should want to be president—including his grandson Lyn Nugent, i "If he behaves himself and does the right thing and. works hard," Johnson told a group of well wisher's Monday, "then he'll have the opportunity to become president." WASHINGTON (AP) — When President; Nixon discovered Guy Lombardo was playing at one of the inaugural balls he visited, Nixon recalled that , he had danced to the" band leader's music the night World War H ended. "He's lasted this long. I just hope we're dancing to his music after the next war," said Nixon, alluding to the. Vietnam conflict. Law For Today CHILD'S LIABILITY FOB SUPPORT DEPENDS ON CIRCUMSTANCES Q.—I'm confused. Last sprinti I read in this column that children had no obligation for the support of needy parents/. B u t recently the column said a child who is providing support for a parent could sue other children to make them contribute their fair share. Which is it? A. It may appear to be a contradiction, but it isn't. The earlier column to which you refer had to do with parents who receive Public Aid. The 1967 legislature amended the Public Aid Code and eliminated a provision that made children liable for the support of parents who are on welfare. Now; the state may ask adult children, to contribute to the support of parents who are on welfare, but it cannot force them to do so. Outside of the Public Aid Code, however, the liability of adult children for the support oi indigent parents remains the .same as it always has been. This liability can be enforced by a. court if a parent sues a" child ror support or if one child sues WASHINGTON. (AP) — Tricia Nixon, "elder daughter of the President, had high praise for her father's inaugural speech. "I thought it was the most eloquent speech I've ever heard," said the blonde Tricia who was escorted during the day by Doug Rogers, son of Nixon's secretary of state. WASHINGTON (AP) — Pat Nixon, the new First Lady, had one regret about the ceremonies installing her husband as 37th president of the United States. "I only wish his mother and father could have been here. How proud they would have been," said Mrs. Nixon. WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater, losing Republican presidential nominee four years ago, became a beaming, popular magnet for inaugural autograph seekers as he joined the Republican revelry Monday night over Richard Nixon's elevation to President. Goldwater quipped to an inaugural ball crowd: "After 1964 I feel like the only Kamikaze pilot who ever made a round trip.' other children to require them to contribute to the parent's support. Such a suit may be instituted even-if a, parent is on welfare, but any additional support a parent receives will be treated by the'Public Aid Department as income and may af- affect the parent's eligibility for welfare. . . —Illinois State Bar Association A Duryea car won an 1895 race at an average speed of less than six milea an hour. Starts Wednesday PffaiB Audience Guide (R) - . 20™ CEHTUfifrFoX PRESEHtS FRANK SINATRA RAHUEL WELCH BAH BLOCKER RICHARD MARTIN LAINIE PAT CONTE GABEL KAZAN HENRY PAHWSWf byDelu .te AARON ROSEHetRS 'SroOH DOUGUSMJWWN H.ALSERT.JACK GUSS rtSSS. wise mtnsct m cotwueno tr wto MCHTIKMM PLUS SECOND ACTION FEATURE ERICPORTMANNANETTENEWHAN WES''••nORbyDtlm fBjf ENDS TONIGHT JOHN WAYNE * KATHARINE ROSS 7:00 And 9:10 P.M.

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