Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 22, 1969 · Page 2
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 22, 1969
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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1969 DEATHS Celia Ashman Dies At Age 89; Rites Thursday Mrs. Celia Ashman, 89, a resident of Hickory Grove Manor nursing Home, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Donald Kirst will officiate and burial will be In the Sursa cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Ashman was born April 15, 1879 at Columbia, 111., the daughter of George and Hannah (Bidlingmeyer) Milt. In September, 1906 she was married, in St. Louis, to Julius Ashman, who died in December, 1956. Survivors include on daughter, Pauline Gray of Chicago; a sister, Elizabeth Lomax of Mt. Vernon; and a granddaughter, Adrienne Gray of Chicago. Orval Richards, 63, Keenes, Dies At Home Tuesday Orval M. Richards, 63, Keenes died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Richardson Chapel in Wayne City with the Rev. Vernard Pyle officiating. Burial will be in the Thomason Cemetery. F r i ends may call after 4:30 p.m. today at the Richard Funeral Home. Mr. Richards was born June 7, 1905 in Wayne County. He was the son of Thomas and Hester McCormick Richards. He was married to the former Billie Sagmon on April 30, 1938. Besides his wife, Mr. Richards is survived by one son, Orval Jr., of Hazelgreen, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Talbert of Wayne City and Mrs. Joyce McFarland of Lodi, Wis.; one brother, Charles of Keenes; one sister, Mrs. Opal McConnaughhay of Batavia, HI; 10 grandchildren and two great grand children. In Viet War Abrams' Son Is Commander Of Company FIREBASE BLACKHAWK, Vietnam (AP) — 1st Lt. John N. Abrams, 22-year-old son of Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., American commander in South Vietnam, has taken over a command of his own in the rugged central highlands. He is commanding officer of Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 4th Infantry Division, after serving 18 months as a platoon leader and executive officer. Officers and men at this base 20 miles east of Pleiku describe the slightly built Abrams as a tough, aggressive military man. "He is a damn good officer," said Lt. Col. Richard A. Miller, 38, Lindsey, Ohio, the 1st Cavalry commander. "He knows this area like the back of his heand." On a recent operation, Abrams watched from his helicopter as his troop carried out a search and cordon move. He spotted one Viet Cong running from a village with a weapon. "Fire a few warning shots," Abrams said to his gunners, adding, "The idea is to capture him." The Viet Cong vanished into the brush and Abrams ordered his chopper to land. With a handful of men, he took off in pursuit. The man couldn't be found, and the young officer shook his head in disappointment. "That's one of the most difficult things about this war," he said. "You are never sure who's who." Going back to his helicopter, Abrams passed one of his medics treating a wounded Viet Cong. "Keep trying to save him doc," he said. An older brother, Capt. Creighton W. Abrams 3rd, was here as a battery commander and now is stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla. A third Abrams son, 8, is in school in the States. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market SHAW TRIAL MAY DRAG ON; NO PAY FOR LOUISIANA JURORS Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were up 50c the i -c~ -0- -o- -c- chai^ed with conspiring to murder President John F. Kennedy. Who could afford to be a ju- By BILL CRIDEB Associated Press Writttr NEW ORLEANS (AP) The top was2u"25 and 20.50 fori Hard financial facts of life com-j ror? That was the question. The 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. ! P ucat ed the picking of a jury to- trial, the prosecution said, could The top was 20.00 for 220 to j dav in tne tr ' al of Clav Shaw, 1 last up to two months. Jurors 230 lb. meat type hogs. —— Sows were 1300 and16.M. Melyin Kobof, Scheller, Is President Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. | ' After 12:30 p.m. today prices, ^ • ^ will be based on next day s I |S| # COUIlty KjC\Q\>\W Elects New Officers Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morn ing. Wheat 1.23. Soybeans 2.51. Corn 1.12. Hospital Notes Good Samaritan Admissions: Jamie Alexander, 1025 N. 7th. Celia Ashmann, 811 Lamar. Lisa Bailey, R. 3. Nicholas Hassakis, 832 Pace. James Etiey, 109 S. 9th. Ethel Clark, 812 Main. Mary A. Moore, 1113V2 Newby. Aroma Douglas, R. 2, Eldorado, 111. Charles R. Welles, Tamaroa. Linda Richardson, 700 Opdyke. Dimple McAdoo, 121 N. t6h. Gertrude Standridge, R. 3. Mary Webber, Salem, 111. Richard Earls, Waltonville. Nancy Nealy, 802 George. Jewell Praetor, Nason. Charles H. Biggerstaff, 1216 S. 15th. Vera Merriman, Ina. Tammie Lynn Davis, R. 7. Ezra Herbert, 10 Turner Drive. Julie Ann Spotanski, Dubois, 111. Discharges: Vera Allen, Bonnie. Nick Petsouras, 812 Main. Clara Walls, 202 N. 5th. Oscar Riley, Dix. Golda Faulkner, 20 North- orook. Arthur Ziarnek, Scheller. David Pickett, R. 1. Heather Patton, 703 S. 29th. Gary Lee Swartz, Box 42, City Richard Carver, R. 4, Jessie Phillips, 920 Gilbert. Jefferson Memorial No Admissions: Discharges: Donna Kay Smith, 1700 South 12th street. Nancy Hartelroad, Wayne city Mr. and Mrs. Sam McCoy discharged to Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home. Cong To Free More Yanks SAIGON (AP) — The Viet Cong said today that they will i-elease more American prisoners of war but gave no indication of how many or when. The statement was made by the Viet Cong radio during repetition of a claim made Tuesday night that Spec. 4 James Brigham, an Ocala, Fla., Negro and one of three American prisoners freed New Year's Day, had been "assassinated" after he returned to the United 1 States so he could not tell the Negroes the "truth" about the war. Brigham, 21, died Sunday in Washington after an operation for a brain abscess apparently resulting from a wound when he was captured. The broadcast today said: "We appeal to the progressive American and international peoples, through justice and humanity, to bring this matter to light and to condemn U.S. authorities for their retaliatory act . . . and to preserve the safety and happiness of the prisoners who were and will be released." Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (AP)—Estimates for Thursday: Hogs 6,000, cattle 1,000, calves 150, sheep 100. Hogs 4,000; barrows and tilts ?5 to mostly 50 higher, 1-3 200250 lbs. 20.75-21.25, 3-4 230-280 lbs. 19.00-20.75; sows steady to 25 higher 1-3 300-400 lbs 16.2517.50, boars 13.50-15.00. Cattle 1,000, calves 150; good to choice steers 950-1,200 lbs. 27.00-29.00; slaughter heifers good and choice 850-1,000 lbs 23.00-27.25, cows utility 16.00-18.00; bulls 22.00-23.00; choice veal- ers 36.00-40.00; choice slaughter calves 20.00-26.00. Sheep 450; all classes steady, slaughter lambs choice and prime 80-110 lbs. 26.50-28.00; ewes 6.00-8.00. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange—Butter steady; wholesale buying prices 93 score AA 66; 92 A 66; 90 B 63^4; 89 C 60Ms; Cars 90 B 64; 89 C 62. Eggs graded A whites mediums 46; standards checks 28 V 2 . draw no pay from the state. Just two jurors met all tests Replaces Barricades At Deep H©?« Young Mt V. Citizen Prevents Bad Accident Mt. Vernon police expressed at the opening session and wer**^* ioA a /T? s - 'citizen whose good deed last IT'S A SIN—A model displays a dress of black transparent chiffon, called "My Sin," shown at the Italian spring and summer fashion show in Borne. The dress, presented by Barocco of Borne, is worn over a two-piece checkered outfit. (AP Wircphato) 48; 41; BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Reu of 2526 Cherry are the parents of a baby girl born at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed eight pounds and 9% ounces, -c- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jacobs of 512 North 12th street, are the parents of a baby girl born at 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, at Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed eight pounds and 11 ounces. -o- -o- o— Yippie Must Stay In State CHICAGO (AP)—Yippie leader Jerry Rubin has been told again to stay in Illinois until his March 14 trial on charges of soliciting mob action during Democratic National Convention week disorders. Judge Minor K. Wilson of Circuit Court Tuesday denied another request by Rubin that he be allowed to live outside of the state to prepare his defense. Rubin's attorney, Jerry Wei ksman, contended Rubin must meet with about 50 witnesses. Wilson, who ordered Rubin in December to cancel his collegiate lecture tour and stay in the st-.te, ruled Rubin, 30, would only be allowed to make two court appearances in New York Feb. 3 and 10. Rubin is free on $25,000 bond. He pleadded innocent to a two- count indictment charging him with inciting crowds in Grant Park Aug. 28. St. Louis Produce bT. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs, consumer grades: A large 44-47, A medium 42-43, A small 28-31, B large 37-41; wholesale grades, standard 39-41, medium 35-37, unclassified 22-23. Hens, heavy 14; light over 5y 2 lbs 9; under 5% lbs 6; broilers and fryers 26.50-27.25. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.43n; No 2 soft j»d 1.37n. Corn No 2 yellow l.l? 3 in. Oats No 2 extra heavy white 74 1/ ^n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.63. Soybean oil 8.55n. Ev And Jerry Show Is Over Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)—The stock market staged a moderate advance this afternoon. Trading was fairly active. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was up 1.31 ai 931.13. Gains extended thpir lead over losses to about 200 issues on the New York Stock Exchange. The market's action followed two days of quiet irregularity, with the trend a bit lower as Wall Street pondered the possible financial effects of the Nixor. administration. The initial doubt appeared to be replaced by a little more confidence. Motors, electronics and tobaccos were generally higher, while steels were narrowly mixed. Airlines retreated fractionally as they faced the prospects that its system of fare discounts may be abolished. INA Corp. was far ahead on volume as it dropped more than 2. The reported bid for control of INA by Levin-Townsend Computer was withdrawn under pressure by the Securities & Exchange Commission. Levin- Townsend lost more than a point in trading on the American Stock Exchange. The Associated Press average of CO stocks at noon was up .2 at 353.4, with industrials up .3, rails off .4, and utilities up .1. Trans World Airlines remained steady despite a drop of about 50 per cent in net income last year after an accounting change. Prices advanced on the American Stock Exchange, with some wide gains. NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Indus 931.13 up 1.31 20 Rails 268.80 up 0.05 15 Utils 134.94 up 0.64 Max Conrad Is Back From World Flight ST. LOUIS (AP) — Celebrating a bittersweet 66th birthday, veieran aviator Max Conrad returned to St. Louis Tuesday ending an unsuccessful attempt at circumpolar flight. Conrad, duhbed the "Flying Grandfather," blamed bad weather, damage to his twin- engine Piper Apache and the prospect of running out of fuel over the frigid, windswept ant- crctic for his decision to give up the globe-girdling quest. But the flyer said he is con- v'riced a light plane similar to his "St. Louis Woman" could complete the 33,000 mile transpolar journey he embarked upon Nov. 1 from Lambert-St. Liuis Airport. Following relatively rapid progress over the North Pole and south to Adlaide Island, bordering the Antarctic, Conrad's quest was stalled by bad weather. "I had to wait for that perfect day, but it just never came, Conrad said. "I added up all the things that didn't seem to make good sense against the good tilings and came up with a minus," said Conrad explaining his decision to abort the fight. Boyd Becomes I.C. President PITTSBURGH (AP) — For- mtr Secretary of Transportation Alan S. Boyd is taking a lew job as president of the Illinois Central Railroad, it was announced today. William B. Johnson, who has been named chairman and chief executive officer of the railroad, announced Boyd's election at a lunchon. Eoyd, 47, was named secretary of transportation by Pres- : di:nt Johnson shortly after the department was set up in late I9t>6. He served in the post until two days ago when Richard Nixon was inaugurated President. A graduate of the University of Florida and the University of Virginia, he served as undersecretary of commerce, chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board and chairman of the F'orida Railroad and Public Utility Commission. The Jefferson county chapter of the National Farmers Organization elected officers for 1969 at their recent meeting in Mt Vernon. Melvin Kabat of Scheller is the newly elected president, replacing Edgar Hall of Mt. Vernon, who was reelected state president of the organization. Tony Burnett of Opdyke was elected to the office of vice president, the post held last year by M. D. Burkett of Mt. Vernon. Alva McKay of Scheller was reelected as treasurer and Mrs Henry Piper of Mt. Vernon was elected to a third term as secretary. Charles Witges of Scheller was elected to a three year term as trustee and William H. Piper of Belle Rive was elected to serve on the board of district directors Meat, grain, and dairy bargaining committee members will be elected at a later date. Plans are being made for a sausage supper to be held in Jefferson county during, the month of February. There will be more details available soon in regard to this event. It was pointed out at the meeting that for the twelve month period ending with August, 3,124,000 more hogs were slaughtered than in the preceding twelve month period and through the efforts of the organization, prices have not only been stabilized but are higher at the present time man they were a year ago. It was also reported that the grain being blocked together by N. F. O. members amounts to a much greater volume of production that that which was blocked together in the past. The field staff department continues to enroll new members at a rapid rate and is active now in 42 states. CALIFORNIA SOAKED FROM END TO END (Continued From Page One) the sheriff and me." Standing atop the tractor with water up to their necks said Eckersley, "He fell back On me, and I went down a few times and hit my head but managed finally to get to the river bank." Military and U.S. Forest Service helicopters were ready to fly into the area, about 30 miles north of Ojai, as soon as rain subsided. Meanwhile, slackening rain was reported in the state. Major concern centered on Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley rivers where levee breaks could flood rich farm lands. High flows were reported in the Sacramento, Cosumnes and Stanislaus rivers. Sherman Island, where 200 residents were evacuated Monday night when a levee broke, was about two-thirds under water. In the north part of the state streams were receding as the rain changed to occasional showers. Fifty residents of. Starvation Flats spent a second night away from their homes waiting for floodwaters of the Van Duzen river to subside. 3 Killed In Fog Accident GALESBURG ; m. ( AP> — Three woman were killed Tuesday in the collision of their car ard a semi - tfailer truck in dense fog on Illinois 150 east of Galesburg. The victims were Elaine A. Manlove, 18; her mother, Mrs. Marian A. Manlove, 60; and Mrs. Martha Shaver, 53, all of Galesburg. WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Republicans back in the White House, the Democratic administration-chiding "Ev and 165 Stocks 336.71 up 0.49 Jerry Show" is ending its long! run on Capitol HiU. There's no reason to have Mr. and Mr. John Niekrenz parallel shows going on," Sen- of 512 North 8th street, are the parents of a baby boy born Tuesday, January 21, at Good Samaritan Hospital at 12:40 p. m. He weighed eight pounds and four ounces. -O- -O- -O- Mr. and Mrs. James Boldrey of R. 6, Mt. Vernon, are the parents of a baby girl born Tuesday, January 21, at 2:45 p.m. at Good Samaritan . Hospital. She weighed seven pounds and three ounces. ate Republican Leader Everett M. Dirksen said Tuesday. Dirksen and House Republican Leader Gerald R. Ford had been assailing President Johnson's administration and giving GOP views at the weekly news conference for four years. But now that Republicans arc no longer the opposition party, GOP loaders will meet with President Nixon each Tuesday and he'll be the party spokes- J man, Dirksen said. Ranney Gets State Post CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago lawyer George A. Ranney Jr., 28, has been appointed assistant director of finance. Ranney's appointment to serve under finance director John W. McCarter Jr., 30, was announced Tuesday by Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. Ranney is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Chicago law school. Mt. V. Accidents Damage 6 Cars, Light Pole, Truck Three major damage accidents were reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday afternoon and early today. Three cars and a pickup truck were damaged $100 or more in a chain reaction collision yesterday afternoon at Salem Road and Oakland Avenue. The drivers of the cars were Cheryl L. Williams, 17, Route 4, Charles H. Shelton, 60, 1301 •Park Avenue and Martin R. Underwood, 49, Lockport, 111, Driver of the truck was Edward D. Greenwalt, 30 ,1116 Park Avenue. Early today a car driven by Theda L. Ferguson, 38, 2712 Mannen, struck a parked auto in the 500 block of south 27th street. The parked car was owned by Ronald D. PressgrbVe, 2623 Cherry. Both cars were damaged over $100. The accident occurred when Mrs. Ferguson swerved her car to avoid striking a dog. In another accident early today a car driven by Walter R. Richard Jr. , 22, Joliet, 111., struck a light pole in the 100 block of north Tenth Street. Richard said be was forced into the pole by another car. The auto was damaged over $100, i seated. Of 18 dismissed, about half were excused because their employer wouldn't continue their pay during jury confine ment. Criminal District Court Judge Edward A. Haggerty Jr. repeatedly sent prospective jurors back to his quarters to telephone the boss and confirm the matter of pay. Shaw, 55, chain-smoked as he watched the proceedings—and often gazed impassively . into space. He was flanked by four defense lawyers .headed by F. Irvin Dymond. Dist. Atty. Jim Garrison dropped in briefly during the first day, but left things to Asst. Dist. Atty. James L. Alcock, 35. The trial will be the courtroom test of Garrison's claim that President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963, was done by a gang of conspirators—not just one lone sniper. This conflicts head-on with the Warren Commission's official report that Kennedy was shot by former New Orleans resident Lee Harvey Oswald, working alone and for reasons unknown. Garrison's case against Shaw contends he conspired with Oswald and others in New Orleans, some weeks before the assassination. Shaw, free on $10,000 bond since his arrest in March 1967, flatly denied any knowledge of the slaying, other than news reports. The first juror seated was Irvin Mason, 48, a machine operator at a sulphur company, later joined in the jury box by Oliver M .Schultz, 39, a truck driver. Under questioning, both men were apparent paragons of open-mindedness. Each testified he had read little about the case, seldom talked about it, saw few television reports on it, had no opinions and didn't care how olng the trial lasted. NIXON MAY BACK UP ON SURCHARGE night may have averted a serious accident. Praised as a good citizen was Dennis Capps, a .high school junior who lives at 401 Liebengood. Police said that an unknown motorist kept going after knocking barricades down that were protecting a deep hole in the street in the 700 block of Salem Road. "Dennis happened along and, realizing the danger, quickly put the barricades back up," said Police Officer . Ernest Brown "This is just more proof, that most of Mt. Vernon's teenagers are good citizens." Charge Dentist Is Tax Evader CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted Dr. David Lehman, a Joliet dentist, for evading income taxes by filing fraudulent joint returns. Dr. Lehman, 40, was accused of evading $19,033 in income taxes for the years 1962 through 1965, by reporting that he and his wife, Harriett, owed $23,802 in taxes for the four-year period when they actually owed $42,835. The government charged that he reported only $95,140 of $142, 742 in taxable income during the four years. Lehman could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and fined up to $40,000 if convicted. CHICAGOANS GUILTY OF MOUNDS MURDER (Continued From Page One) (Continued From Page One) bcrs of Nixon's personal staff, including secretaries who, while not required to take an oath, were invited to participate in the event so they would feel more a part of the Nixon team. Warren, of course, administered the presidential oath to Nixon Monday. Coolness between the two reportedly developed when both were powers in California politics and increased because of Nixon's disagreement over liberal decisions by the Supreme Court under Warren. The National Security Council, which Nixon plans to use regularly for policy making con. sulfation, held its first meeting Tuesday. The session lasted nearly two' hours. During the rest of the month, news secretary Ronald L. Ziegler ,said the council will meet twice a week—on Wednesdays or Thursdays and on Saturdays Global Situation Report Ziegler said Director Richard Helms of the Central Intelligence Agency opened Tuesday 's meeting with a briefing on the global situation, which in turn led to a discussion of basic foreign policy and security issues including the Vietnam war. He reported Nixon already has received reports outlining possible alternate courses o' n such matters as Vietnam, the nuclear nonproliferation treaty and possible talks with the Soviet Union on arms reduction. Nixon is expected to make greater use, too, of formal Cabinet meetings. During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations sessions of the Security Council and the Cabinet were held irregularly and, for the most part, were routine in nature. Being sworn in with the 11 Cabinet members were Charles Yost, ambassador to the United Nations, and Budget Director Robert Mayl. The new President put in a full day of official work Tuesday, starting with arrival at his oval office at 7:30 a.m. His final appointment, at 5 ' p.m., was with Galo Plaza, secretary general of the Organization of American States and the first foreign diplomat to meet with him. Nixon as well as some of his aides apparently has some initial difficulty getting used to their new surroundings. The President confessed that he had not gotten' the feel of his office yet, and, at one point, blundered into a semipublic hallway trying to find his way around. side U.S. 45 near Tolono, 111. A companion of the woman George Minard of Chicago Heights, was wounded. Allen and Johnson were sen fenced to 50 to 75 years in pris on for the Smith murder and two to 2ft years for the attempted kidnaping of Sheriff Russell Cr-aney during an escape from the Champaign County Jail at Urbana. Mims and Tillman also were found guilty by the Mound City jury of attempted murder and armed robbery. The Coonrod mtomobile was stolen. YANKS FIND MAJOR CONG SUPPLY BASE, (Continued From Page One) feed 27,000 troops for three weeks and to equip 1,000 Viet Cong soldiers fully. The capture of supplies and munitions northwest of Saigon is believed to have been a major factor in -the failure of the Viet Cong and 1 North Vietnamese to mount winter offensive against the South Vietnamese capital. The spokesman said there were no enemy troops guarding the stockpile. He said there could be several reasons for this —that the Viet Cong hadn't distributed it quickly enough, that they took a chance that it might never be found, or that they, fled when they realized they were outnumbered. The loss of the three Air Force F100 supersabres raised to 333 the number of American planes downed 1 in combat in the South. One plane was hit on a strike mission Tuesday near Saigon and crashed while making a landing approach outside Bien Hoa air base, 15 miles north of the capital. The pilot did not eject. Meanwhile, U.S. forces tried to cordon off an enemy village 65 miles south of Da Nang, but failed to trap an enemy force there. Fifteen miles to the east, the drive to gain control of the Batangan Peninsula was in its 10th day and 1 meeting Uttle resistance. The cordon operation in the populous coastal lowlands was never completed in time to prevent 150 enemy soldiers from slipping out of the village, which had been abandoned by its population. About 400 men of the U.S. 14th Light Infantry Brigade partially encircled the village Monday morning after a 30-man patrol came under sniper fire in the area. The fighting intensified through the day but contact broke off when night fell. By then the Americans had a partial cordon around, three sides of the village. Officers said armored personnel carriers tried to block the gap, but the bulk of the enemy force apparently slipped away in the darkness. SUE BEESON Formerly of Edwards Beauty Salon WILL SOON BE OPENING Ye' Olde Wig Shop Complete Wig Sales And Service Burglars Get Cash, Whiskey At Nason Tavern A burglary at the Underwood Tavern in Nason was reobrtfed to the sheriff's office yesterday. The burglars took $85 in cash, four cases of assorted whiskey, vodka and gin, a half ; dozen six packs of beer, and- a .22 calibre rifle. y County officers said the r thieves. got into the building by forcing a side door open. Red Cross Raising Workshop Here Tomorrow A fund-raising workshop for southern Illinois Red Cross chapters will be held in Mt. Vernon tomorrow. The course, at the Elks Lodge, will be conducted by Edward Craren, St. Louis regional director of fund raising, and Miss Ruth Flynn of the regional office. Red Cross chapters from a number of area towns are expected to be represented at the workshop. Pilfer Cars At Laundry Pilfering of cars in the Jansen Laundry parking lot, 318 south Tenth street, was reported to police late yesterday. Officers said someone broke into the car of Marlene Braddy, 2408 Westcott, and took a girl's blouse. They said contents of the glove compartment tvere tossed to the ground. Thieves tried but failed to break into the car of Mildred Stewart, 1201 Park Avenue. Files Suit For Divorce Here Kathleen Heck filed suit for divorce against Gilbert S. Heck in circuit court here yesterday, charging mental cruelty in the complaint. She also asks for support of eight minor children. The couple married June 2, 1954 and separated July 15,1968. The plaintiff seeks an injunction to restrain the deefndant from molesting her. Kiwanis Lead In Maharajah The Kiwanis remain in the lead in the Red Stocking Follies' Maharajah contest. Lions Club is in second, Rotary, third, the Noon Day Optimists fourth, and the Breakfast Otpi- mists fifth. - ' MEETINGS AMVETS POST The regular meeting 'of Am- vets Post 4 of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, will be held Wednesday, January 22nd,. at 7:30 p.m., at the club rooms. All members are urged to attend. RAY. BARIL, Adjutant. Circuit Court Traffic fines assessed in circuit court included: Stephen Jones, Route 5, Sip on charge of following too close; Nora Minor, Route 7, $10 on charge of failure to yield right-of-way; Cindy L. Ford, 10 Royal Place, $10 on charge of failure to yield right- of-way. • • ; ' BILL SAYS: 'V. Nearly New Bonneville $2995 One owner, like new, 67 Pontiac Bonneville hardtop sedan, This stylish and at' tractive car is equipped for your complete driving comfort and pleasure. It's air conditioned, power steering and power brakes. Pick up the keys for an approval drive today. Bill Kniffen W-G Motors Can 349-6420 ' "The Used Oar LeatorV Volume^-Qpality-^Prlce

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