Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 22, 1969 · Page 4
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 4

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 22, 1969
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4—A THE REGISTER-NEWS - - MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1969 MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS 118 North Ninth Street, Mt Vernon, Illinois 62864 (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 News Editor JOHN RACKAWAY Sports Editor GUY HENRY _ City Editor NADINE ALLISON „._ Society Editor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Advertising Manager CHARLES DEITZ _ Plant Superintendent MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use foi the publication of all news credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local iiows published therein. <ia& Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in advance. By mail, Jefferson county and adjoining couriies, 1 year _ $ 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month S 1.25 By mail outside Jefferson and adjoining counties within 150 miles, 1 year $12.00; 6 months $8.00; 3 months $5.50; per single : jnth $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 Syria Complains Lebanon Stops Attacks On Israel I BORDER TENSIONS in the Mideast keep an Israeli patrol alert. These soldiers are dug. in near the Suez Canal. A Thought For Today Then Satan answered the Lord, "Skin for Skin! AH that man has he will give for his life."—Job 2:4. o:o o:o There is more to life than increasing its speed.—Mohandas K. Gandhi, Indian spiritual leader. Not Exactly a Red Carpet Editorial. . . Fear Inflation? Don't Egg It On A MERICANS have had it good for a long time, especially those born since the late 1930s. The question now arises: Have they had it too good for their own good? Remembering that there is a minority that has aiways had it not so good whatever the state of the economy, for tiie mass of middle-class Americans, the 30 or so years beginning just before World War II have been one steady upward spiral of prosperity. True, there have been a couple of recessions, notably one in 1957. But the difference between a recession and a depression is that in a depression, everybody recedes. This has not happened in the living memory of the average American, whose age is now put at 27. Neither has the average American known real inflation. Technically, the expanding economy which America has enjoyed for more than a quarter of a century has not been an inflationary one because—again for most Americans—real income has kept well ahead of prices. If the dollar has shrunk to a mere wisp of its 1939 self, for most of us there have been a lot more j dollars available to spend on things beyond basic needs. Today, however, inflation looms as a definite threat, and the aftermath of inflation has historically been depression. I Millions of workers, despite wage increases in 1968, find themselves no better off, or even a little worse off, than they were a year ago in the face of both higher prices and higher taxes. But they have not trimmed their desires or their expectations. An economist suggests that this may constitute a potentially dangerous "new dimension" in the economic picture—this apparent willingness of people to pay rapidly increasing prices. "Traditionally," says Walter Hoadley, executive vice president of the Bank of America, "the American consumer has reacted to higher prices by saying: 'If that car is so darned much I'm not going to buy it. 1*11 wait until it gets cheaper." This attitude helped bring prices back in line." Today, evidently no one believes prices will ever get back in line. So instead of retrenching, they are buying now, and undoubtedly many are doing so in the belief that if they don't they will have to pay higher prices in the future. Hoadley is confident that government restraints on the economy, chiefly continued heavy taxes and high Federal Reserve interest rates, will put the brakes on inflation in 1969. But if they don't—"then we've got a new ball game in which the momentum and the inflationary psychology are going to build up a terrific head of steam and lead us into an adjustment that we are not going to be happy with." This recalls the warning of Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey in 1957 that America could be heading for a depression that would "curl your hair." It didn't happen. It is to be hoped that Hoadley is as far off Urban League Proposes Free Income For Al! By ARTHUR EVERETT Associated Press Writer Leaves Hospital With New Heart NEW YORK (AP) — The National Urban League has recommended to President Nixon that j public welfare be replaced with CHICAGO (AP) a minimum income for all Cramer, 50, says he Americans, and that a ?2 an 1 years younger since hour minimum wage, tied to the another man's heart. Parisie Guilty Of Murder Birds of Prey Answer to Previous Puxxlt m foreign or domestic," the League said in a report made public today. "The inescapable fact is that — »-^»v ..^j ..a i»i "''.the gap between whites and the beam as Humphrey was and that Americans have learned blacks nas not been closed," the enough so that they will neither spend themselves into a depres- i report addedf citin „ fllc areas of sion nor scare themselves into one. _ ' black unemployment, median A word to the wise, however, is never amiss. And the word j fami]v j ncomes f or Negroes is prudence, not panic, on all levels of our national economic life, j ^ ^ e mortaUty rate 0 f black — —— ; babies. Entitled "A Call to Action," the Urban League report set a target date of 1976—the nation's 200th anniversary—for solving "the basic domestic problems haunting this nation." In its 51 pages, the Urban League report stressed among other issues: Inflation—The League said it "considers it unthinkable to combat inflation by manipulating an increase in tiie unemployment rate," Called for "a vast expansion of currently successful manpower j training programs (On-Job- Training, Neighborhood Youth Corps and Special Impact Programs) on a scale calculated to meet the nation's total needs." Rural Economic development Ervin feels 15 receiving and his cost of living, be fixed for all doctor says, "I think Mr. Cram- workers, including those in mar- Pr will live foreever." ginal jobs. i Chicago's first successful "We believe the urban-racial heart transplant patient re- crisis confronting America re- marked Monday as he left Pres- \ neys said they would file a mo- presents a far more dangerous bytorian. - St. Luke's Hospital, j ticn for a new trial threat to the stability of the na- where the operation was per- tion that any other problem—' formed Dec. 27, "I feel like 35 Maneuvers May Delay Sirhan Jury By LINDA DEUTSCH Associated Press Writer I.OS ANGELES (AP) - The defense and prosecution in the Sirhan Bishara Sirhan murder trial were locked today in courtroom maneuvering that could delay seating a jury for another week or more. The use of peremptory challenges was started unexpectedly Tuesday, the day on which it had been indicated a tentative jury would be accepted. Sirhan is accused of fatally shooting Sen. Robert F. Kennedy last June. roth sides had hinted earlier they might waive the 20 challenges allowed them to remove a prospective juror without citing a reason. But as the trial entered its third week Tuesday, each side used one such challenge. The prosecution last Friday accepted a tentative panel of jurors "as now constituted." The dK'ense was to give its decision Tuesday. Then one tentative juror, Helen L. Woodworth, was excused for medical reasons. She was r< placed by Geraldine Scherer, retired antique dealer from nearby Whittier, and defense attorney Grant B. Cooper said the defense would accept the jury, lrcluding Mrs. Scherer. At that point, Chief Deputy Dist. Arty. Lynn D. Compton withdrew the prosecution's acceptance of the jury, saying it wasn't the same jury as was seated Friday. He used a peremptory challenge to remove from the panel Dora Jacobi. Cooper later used a perempto- By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syria charged today that Lebanese troops are cracking down on Palestinian guerrillas and preventing them from crossing Lebanon's southern frontier to attack Israel. The newspaper Al Baath, published by Syria's ruling Baath Socialist party, said several guerrillas of the Al Fatah organization were rounded up Friday night when they returned from a commando mission in Upper Galilee. The paper said the Lebanese army has sealed the border and banned guerrillas from crossing into Israel. Al Fatah is the largest and most effective of the Arab Guerrilla movements. Al Fatah officials in Amman, Jordan, reported Tuesday that Lebanese authorities had asked the movement not to use Lebanon as a base for its operations. In Lebanon, meanwhile, authoritative sources said a mission of three French officers had arrived in Beirut to-advise the government on its defense needs. The team is made up of two staff colonels from the French army and one from the air force. The Lebanese army asked that it be sent following President Charles de Gaulles' outspoken condemnation of the Israeli commando raid on the Beirut airport and his retaliatory ban on the shipment of French military supplies to Israel. During the night Arab saob- teurs blew up part of the main highway in upper Galilee two miles east of the Lebanese border, the Israeli army announced, but there were no' casualties and traffic was not halted. In the Gaza Strip, Israeli troops shot and wounded an Arab they said was trying to escape arrest in Gaza City. The army said the man was suspected of blowing up a tractor. The occupied Gaza Strip was still tense because of the shooting Monday of 10 Arab women and girls during an anti-Israeli demonstration at Rafah. One of the women was killed. I Today In History B.V THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, Jan. 72. the 22nd day of 1969. There are 343 days left in the year. Today's highlight in h':tory: On this date in 1901, an era ended in England as Queen Victoria died at the age of 82. On this date: In 3788, the English poet, Lord Byron, was born. In 1739, the first American novel was published in Boston, written by Mrs. Sarah Wentworth Morton under the nom de plume of Philenia. In 1791, George Washington appointed commissioners to survey the District of Columbia. In 1905, Russian Cossacks and troops fired on workers demonstrating in St. Petersburg. Scores of persons, were killed and wounded. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson proposed a League of Nations. In 1957, George Metesky was arrested in Waterbury, Conn., accused of being the "mad bomber" who had planted 32 bombs in the New York area over 16 years. Ten years ago — President Urho Kekkoncn of Finland was conferring in Leningrad with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, Five yenrs ago — The United States and Canada signed an agreement for a power and flood control program for the Columbia River basin in the Pacific Northwest. One year ago — A United States B52 carrying four H- bombs crashed ir Greenland Bay. Pharos of Alevandria The Pharos, the lighthouse of Alexandria, Egypt, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It stood from the third century B.C. until the Middle Ages. 'S SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — A Circuit Court jury Friday ry challenge to 'remove" Leslie found John Parisie, 20, guilty j H . La ney, a postal employe, of murdering a Springfield auto | Henry Mm a civilian em _ dealer. Judge George Coutrakon of Circuit Court set Feb. 15 for sentencing and ruling on mo- Court-appointed defense attor- The auto dealer, Robert Chet plcye of the Long Beach naval shipyard, was tentatively seated. Judge Herbert V. Walker excused one prospective juror after she announced: "I am unequivocally opposed to capital Parisie had moved to Springfield from Elkhart about seven weeks before the shooting. ACROSS 1 Pigeon 5 Bird of the hawk family 9 Sea eagle 12 Medley 13 False god 14 Constellation 15 Covers 16 East Indian tree 17 Hail! 18 Civil War general ISHerringlike fish 20 Compass point 21 Handle- shaped 23 Departers 25 Ado 26 Temporary insanity 28 European falcon 30 Stitch 31 Put to 34 Golden > (Pi.) , 36Priests cap 38 Catamaran 41 Mine entrances 42 French seaport 44 Feminine name 45 Cain's brother (Bib.) 47 Permit 48 Mineral rock 49 Verbal 50 Land measure SUUkewiaenot 52 Human faculty 53 Ode 54 Diminutive suffixes 55 Tibetan priest 56 Terminations DOWN 7 1 Ho, there! 2 Foreigners 3 Most extensive . 4 City on a Dodecanese island 5 Make known (Scot.) 6 Mental image 7 Amphibian 8 Wapiti 9 Small kites 10 Vision 11 Biblical patriarch (var.) 19 Thoroughfares 20 Eternities 22 Goal 23 Army officer 24 Carpenter's tool 26 Seaweed 27 Unit of wire measurement 29 Rodent 31 Near East garment ' 32 French encyclopedist 46 Healing 33 Golf clubs ointment 35 Pharmaceutical salt 37 Japanese outcast 39 Peregrine 40 Arranged in layers 42 Part of Roman temple 43 Flower parts 45 Operatic solo now." And Dr. Hassan Najafi, who led the operating team which gave Cramer a new heart, was : so pleased with his patient's condition that he said, "I think Mr. Cramer will live foreever." ; Cramer, a boilermaker who has not been able to work for, four years because of his heart | condition, told newsmen who sported surgical masks for a pre-release interview, "I fc't ready to go home 10 days ago." Dr. Richadd A. Carloton, a get a divorce, how would this member of the transplant team, lie affect his responsibility to said Cramer should lead "a nor- our two children? Jackson, was shot to death ApJ? 1 ? 8 ^"*' v f! iether done ^ an ri j 12 individual or the state." Law For Today... MARRIAGE STILL VALID DESPITE LIE ABOUT AGE .Q When we ten years ago my husband lied about his age in order to obtain a marriage license. If we should mal convalescent life" in his home in north suburban Stickney. He can increase his activity but will continue taking anti-rejection serum, said Carleton. dividual or the state. \Valker also excused two women who objected to being sequestered in a hotel for months. They both said their sons are returning home from Vi 'tnam. , During the questioning, Sir- In r, thin and sallow, main- ta r ed a calm expression, simil- ine and nodding several times were married lo his mot her, Mary, and his ' °" brother, Adel, seated in the back of the courtroom. Sirhan read a newspaper clipping about the trial handed to him by defense attorney Russell B. Parsons. And, at one point, consulting with Parsons, Sirhan ap- © 1949 by NEA. Inc. "He wanted his Saturday Evening Post subscription svitd -cd to PLAYBOY!" 48 Numeral 49 Nocturnal bird 50 Mimic 1 2 3 4 s 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 • 21 22 IB 3 " 24 26 w 27 EL 29 • » 31 32 33 • 36 1 36 37 • 38 39 • 1 41 • 43 44 J p 45 "1 • i1 M nf So 61 fc 84 r 56 a Prosecutor Censors News A. It wouldn't. A father has an obligation to support any chil- , . ,. dren born of a marraJge wheth- ;I' E ; IRED . TO COVER HLS MOUTH T0 STL " er or riot the license was frau- j a S l %% le - dulently obtained. The fact that | one of the parties broke the '. affect the validity of the mar- law by lying shout his or her ; riage — certainly not when a age when applying for a mar- j marriage is of long duration. | riage license does not normally I —Illinois State, Bar Association NOW SHOWING ™mati BELLEVILLE, 111. (AP) — -Citing the Tennessee Valley : States Atty Robert Rice says T ^-r'he will ask law enforcement agencies in St. Clair County to censor reports before making Authority and! the Rural Electrification Administration, recommended "the establishment of a similar agency to stimulate and coordinate the economic development of rural areas in the predominantly rural states." Inner Cities—"A comprehensive plan for the economic development of the ghettos should draw on the full tax, credit and subsidy powers of the federal government to induce the participation of private industry and should allow for full ownership by blacks once a given enterprise has become competitive." Welfare—Its earliest replace' information available to the news media and defense attorneys. Rice said Monday any information "which might affect the prosecution of B case" should be removed from the reports. He said he will suggest that police give only oral summaries of reports, to tiie news media and limit their disclosures to the names of victims, persons arrested and general information on the crime involved. Rico said he has been follow- Miwtpoftar Enttrpriu Aim.) ment by an income mainte- [ l "g this "screening" procedure nance plan. Meanwhile, adoption of the affidavit system for eligibility and establishment of a minimum standard for public assistance payments "below which no state may fall." in his own office since last month. Complete disclosure to th* news media in the past has resulted in mistrial and intimidation of witnesses, Rice said. STADIUM Ph. 242-5863 NOW SHOWING IN COLOR. 4 Days Only A FULL-LENGTH ACTION-PACKED ADVENTURE FILMED IN THE FAR NORTH COUNTRY! TIMES SHOWN: 4:30 — 7:00 — 9 :15 P.M. Bring The Whole Family The Further Adventures of Tony Rome! . . . Sinatra an* Raquel Welch Rip Miami Apart in "Lady in Cement" . . . With "Hoss" as the Villain! 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