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4—A THE REGISTER-NlT^S — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 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 Edilor ROBERT K. THOMPSON Advertising Manager CHARLES DEITZ Plant Superintendent MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to use toi the publication of all news credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published therein. Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATES Subscriptions must be paid in advance. By mail, Jefferson county and adjoining court ies, 1 year $ 9.00 6 months $6.00; 3 months $3.50; 1 month $ 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 unth $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 For Surrender Of Pueblo Navy Warns Bucher Of Court Martial A Thought For Today Now we know that the law is good, if any one uses it lawfully.—I Timothy 1:8. o:o o:o o:o It is difficult to make our matei-Sal condition better by the best laws, but it is easy enough to ruin it by bad laws.—Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president. Editorial . . . Nixon's Vision Of Better America IUST AS SOME Americans demand "a choice and not an echo" * in each election, some seem to believe that there must be an abrupt change, a dramatic break with the past, when an old administration leaves ad a new one takes over, else they are not getting their money's worth from history. Fortunately for the nation, such times are infrequent—as infrequent as a Civil War or Depression, the two chief examples of times when Americans had ,to adopt radical iwasures tc confront dangers that threatened the nation's very existence. Other times, and most of the time, there is a basic continuity that survives and underlies changes of administrations, despite differences in phisosophies and approaches. It is a continuity of challenges. Much the same problems tiiat engaged the energies of an outgoing president remain to be the concern of an incoming president. It is a continuity of purpose. There have been ineffectual presidents, even foolish ones, but there has never been an evil one. Each has been a patriot, desirous of leaving the nation and the world a better place for his having briefly held in his hands the greatest power a people can bestow. » • * The man who was inaugurated the 37th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 1969, came very close to being inaugurated 35th president on Jan. 20, 1961. Had that happened, the man who actually did become pi*esident that year would probably be with us today and might well be the one now entering the White House. "Let us never fear to negotiate," said John F. Kennedy in 1961, "but let us never negotiate out of fear." He could have said it in 1969. "We cannot expect to make everyone pur friends," said Richard M. Nixon in 1969, "but we can try to make no one our enemy." He could have said it in 1961. "Ask not what your country can do for you,'' said Kennedy. "Ask what you can do for your country." "We are approaching the limits of what government alone can do," said Nixon. "What has to be done, has to be done by government and people together or it will not be done at all." "Let us continue." said Lyndon B. Johnson five years ago. "Let us go forward together." urges Richard N'xon today, The comparisons may be odious to those who divide parties and politicians into either rascals or heroes. The words may be meaningless to those to whom inaugural addresses are nothing but high-flown rhetoric designed to impress readers of history books in the future. Grandiose, glittering, such sentiments may be. But they are also blueprints presented to the American people, with whose aid they could be transformed into reality, By RICHARD MEYER Associated Press Writer CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — A Navy court told Cmdr. Lloyd Bucher Wednesday that he was suspected of violating naval regulations in surrendering the intelligence ship Pueblo to the North Koreans. He was informed by the five admirals constituting a court of inquiry that anything he said from now on might be used against him in court-martial proceedings. But Bucher, obviously shaken by the statement, said he would continue to give "full details" of the Pueblo's capture and of the 11 months he and his 81 surviving crewmen spent in captivity. Bucher resumes his testimony today—the first anniversary of the seizure of the ship by the North Koreans. Wednesday Bucher, 41, described how he gave up the Pueblo with her guns still covered. The court recessed briefly after he told of "receiving" aboard a party of North Korean riflemen about 20 miles off Won- san Harbor and how they prodded his crew to sitting positions on the deck. -o- -o- -o- After their return, his face tensed as he heard counsel for the Navy, Capt. William Newsome declare: "Commander Bucher it is my duty to tell you that facts revealed in this court of inquiry render you to be suspect of a violation of USNR Article 0730." A court of inquiry is not a military, trial, like a court-martial, but only an investigative hearing. Nevertheless Bucher's status suddenly had changed from "a party to the court" to "suspect." Shortly after the crew's release just before Christmas at least two Navy admirals had called Bucher and h is men heroes. With a Brooklyn twang, Newsome quoted regulations: "The commanding officer shall not permit his command to be searched by any person representing a foreign state nor permit any person representing a foreign state nor permit any other personnel under his command to be removed from that command by such a person, so long as he has the power to resist." I^ucher's civilian attorney, E. -o- -o- -o- Miles Harvey, immediately demanded, "Commander, at the time the North Koreans first set foot on your ship did you' any longer have the power to resist?" "No, I did not," Bucher answered. "Commander Bucher remains fervent in his desire to tell this court the full details," Harvey said. The Navy, through Wednesday, had raised these points against Bucher: 1. That he failed to comprehend fully the possibility of an attack. For example: ,Q Vice Admiral Harold G. Bowen Jr.: "Did you ever consider an attack and what you would do?" A. Bucher: "No sir, I never considered I would ever be attacked on this mission. It never occurred to me.. .It never occurred to me nor did it cross my mind that I would ever be put in the position I found myself in that afternoon." 2. That his men weren't issued small arms. .Q Bowen: "How about small -o- -o- -o- arms for the men?" A. Bucher: "Small arms were issued in drills in port and under way, but not on the day of capture." 3. That Bucher waited too long to order destruction of classified equipment and documents. Bucher testified that he waited until after one boarding attempt by the North Koreans, a sea chase and their first salvo of cannon fire before giving the order. Until then, Bucher said, he had only ordered preparations for destruction. He said at least two mattress covers full of-, documents fell to the Communists. 4. That Bucher failed to realize his incinerators was too small to burn all the documents and he didn't sail into water deep enough for jettisoning them. "It was a complete oversight on my part," Bucher said. 5. And finally, that he surrendered 81 of the most classified items on his ship when he turned over his men. Pupils Raise Money To Keep Parish School Equalization Sought Junior College Aid Compromise Likely NEWS BRIEF By LARRY KRAMP Associated Press Writer Each president has had his vision of building an edifice that < SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — would endure after his passing. It is, after all, one and the same i Because even the members edifice—America, the United States, still the last, best hope of 1 0 f the Illinois Junior College mankind. Board are split, the atmosphere appears favorable for a compromise on the dispute about state aid to public junior colleges. A compromise would continue to give the colleges the flat grants which most of then- presidents demand. But it would also give some $3 of the maximum TOKYO (AF) —Increased radioactivity was detected Monday after Ihe nuclear-powered U.S. submarine Plunger arrived in Yokosuka. south of Tokyo, but Japanese scientists said today the Plunger was not responsible for the hike. The Science and Technology Agency expressed belief it was caused by static from a ship belonging to the Japan self defense force and added it was trying to pinpoint the source. The increase was 2.5 times above normal but far below a level considered dangerous to humans, officials said. The Plunger is in Yokosuka for a four-day visit for logistical purposes and rest and recreation for its 109 crewmen. Musically Speaking Answer to Preview, Pazxlo m ACROSS 1 Lowest male voice 5 Recite metrically 9 Kind of concert 12 Verbal 13 Shield bearing 14 Masculine nickname 15 Fermented drink container 17 Diminutive of Ronald 18 Wiser 19 Added up 21 Ashen 23 Depot (ab.) 24 Possessed 27 Ancient Irish capital 29 One time 32Putin,arow 34 111 will 36 Emend 37 Chargers' 38 Chick's cry 39 Nevus 41 Perched 42 Tatter 44 Burden 46 Actual sitting of a court 49 Nautical 53 Three times (comb, form) 54CoUect 56 Freudian tern 57 Require 58 Athena 59 Unit of weight 60 Mounds used by golfers 61 Dispatch DOWN 1 Companions for violins 2 Operatic solo 3 Warbled 4 Slumber 5 The sun 6 Volcanic orifice 7 Too 8 Birds' homes 26 Pastime 9 Discourses 28 Malicious 10 Musical instrument 11 Hang as if balanced 16 Rasps 20 Make amends 22 Bails water monster 45 Icelandic burning epics 30 Final passage 46 Let it stand 24 Stringed instrument- 25 Nautical term in music 31 Formerly 33 East Indian palms 35 Make melodious 40 Dyed silk fabric 43 Mythical 47 Therefore (Latin) 48 Curved molding 50 Low-lying country 51 Solar disk 52 Conduct 55 Roads (ab.) 1 2 3 r- 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 IS 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 "• 27 r 29 30 31 32 33 !34~ 35 36 37 38 37* • 42 43 44 | 46 47 48 49 50 51 62 53 54 \ 55 59 57 68 5? to • SI a other $15.50. Formulas for equalization usually take the assessed property value of a district and divide it by some common factor, such as enrollment, to determine the level of aid. The master plan for higher education called for the state to share operating costs of public junior colleges at about 50 per cent of the average. Also, the plan set a goal equalized state aid for whic'i of equalization of aid so that staff members of the Junior poorer districts would receive rcDege Boai-d and of the State j as much funding as richer Board of Higher Education units, have pressed. Law For Today... Social Security Disability Berefits Requirements Told Q. My husband is 62 years old and is not able to work. Is he eligible for Social Secur- | ity disability benefits? A. He may be eligible. A person under 65 may meet the requirements for Social Security disability benefits if he has: Vl) A disability that is severe r-iough to keep him from working; 12) A long term disability — one that has or is expected to last at least a year but the exact time of recovery cannot be determined; >i) Enough work credits under Social Security. By ROBERT BRINK , Associated Press Writer NEW LENOX, 111. (AI) — In an age of student revolts, a band of hardy pupils has succeeded in raising enough noney to keep their high school operating for at least three more years. The 557 pupils at a Roman Catholic high school in New Lenox, a town,of 2,400 in northern Illinois, have raised nearly $30,000 in cash and pledged all the money is still rolling in. Providence High School was about to be closed because of a huge budget deficit and a shortage of teachers before the pupils and their parents went to work. Now the school is assured of I staying in operation for at least three to five years. Bishop Romeo Oblanchette of the Joliet Roman Catholic Diocese has announced that the effort had paid off and that the school will remain open. "I decided that the pastoral aspects were such as to swing the balance, and the financial problem and lack of personnel could be solved if put to the challenge of the people," the bishop said. Jean Clemens, 18, editor of the high school newspaper, was crestfallen as the school's board of directors voted to close the school last week—but then the bishop's letter was opened and read, decreeing that the school would remain open. "I just stood there and thought, 'This is the end,'" she said. "But I thought a miracle might happen,"and I guess you might say it did." The miracle was helped along with some old-fashioned elbow grease in a pupil-power effort to wipe out Providence's 1968-69 school year deficit of $90,000. They sponsored a New Year's Eve dance. The pupils also worked up a style show and a dinner dance. Money came in | from car. washing and a spaghetti dinner. The mothers be^an running the school cafeteria to save Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Jan. 2X the 23rd day of 1969. There are 342 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1799, French forces captured the Italian city of Naples. On this date: • In 1668, England, the Netherlands and Sweden formed the Triple Alliance to check Louis XTV of France. In.. 1845, the U.S. Congress ruled that all national elections would take place on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. In 1909, radio was first used to save lives at sea. A distress signal brought help when the SS Republic rammed and sank the SS Florida off the New England coast. In 1920, the Dutch government refused to surender ex-Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany to the allies for punishment as a war criminal. In 1937, in Moscow, 17 Communist leaders confessed they had conspired with Leon Trot- skv to undermine the Soviet regime of Joseph Stalin. In 1943, British troops entered the North African port of Tripoli during World War II. Ten years ago: Soviet nuclear scientists announced they had begun capacity operation of what was then the world's biggest atom smasher. 5 years ago: The 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution-eliminating the poll tax about students trying to demolish their schools, and the efforts •. . , , , ,. .... , of Providence High were most jJP ^eral elections-was ratified, refreshing and encouraging," I ? NE , CA 8°' North Korea worte a woman from Walnut' f^V^t N0A 7 Y SHIP PUEL> Creek, Calif., along with her do- Io . and neld * e - 83 crewmen as nation. spies. Catholic High School Closing Dl'JS PLAINES, 111. (AP) A fifth Roman Catholic high school in the Chicago archdiocese has announced it will lose its door at the end of the curre: jf school year. Oificials at St. Patrick's Academy, a 40-year-old girls' school, a ».i ounced Wednesday it would suspend operations because declining enrollment, increasing rests and a deteriorating physical plant. Earlier this month, three other Catholic girls' schools and a boys' school in the Chicago-area announced they would not operate next year. Robinson TV Cable Sold ATLANTA, Ga. (APT — Cox Cable Communications Inc. announced Wednesday the acquisition of Robinson Television Co. Inc. operator of a cable television system in Robinson, HI. The transaction involved an undisclosed amount of cash and stock in Cox Cable, J. Leonard Reinsch, president of Cox Cable, announced. Reinsch also disclosed plans to establish a regional office ni Robinson to direct future expansion of cable television, microwave and related communications in Illinois and the Midwest. Since flat grants paid at the rate Mod a person between the ages , of P2 and 65 can apply for re- The first level 'of payment duced retirement benefits. He Whether or not he is disa- \ W *f S "* mally pa j? ]° ucook * ' and waitresses and dishwash- are now,has always been $11.50. In of $11.50 October, the Junior College per student credit hour, a Board received a recommenda- compromise level of flat tion that the level of flat grants might be anywhere up grants be raised to $15 50 to the maximum $15.50 ~' ' posed. cannot get both retirement and ers. The fathers organized to contact persons for pledges. Unsolicited donations rolled in, many of them from persons who were not Catholics. Some contribu- disability benefits, however. And if he should apply for diability L en™f ft \ r h £ lng , receive , d | Sons were as much as $1,000, retirement benefits, he will I An pro- Tins would take an appro- 1 have to reimburse the govern- 1 whi^h An Associated Press dispatch was displayed across the "69 by NEA, Int. your scar!" grants of concessions on flat and on equalization, some school officials say a good guess might be that flat grants would be raised to $12.50 and that an equalization program will be used to distribute the would pay $16 million toward he can receive disability benef- kosh Wis to South OranPP teacher retirement. fits. CT t * ^ •' . Jr uran £ e - TiV • c. r, N - J - t0 Fairmount, Tenn. D'mois State Bar Association "We hear so much nowadays The idea of equalization this biennium came as a surprise to the college presidents and tlify reacted adversely in a December meeting. 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