Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 23, 1969 · Page 11
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TBtmSDAY. JANUARY 23, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 3~B Democratic Flub: Losing O'Brien's Political Savvy FLU HITS WARSAW By BRUCE BIOSSAT NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON fNEAl Lawrence P. O'Brien's departure from the national political scene signals the temporary end of & career in organization!il politics which somehow never was allowed to reach the peak it was clearly destined for. Probably not in this century has there been in (>ither major party a man more suited by ability, energy, temperament and training for what ought to be in ovtfy case the exacting responsibilities of a national chairmanship. But after 16 years of laboring in the political vineyards, much of that time in behalf of presidents or presidential candidates, 0"Bvien found it his fate to gain the Democratic chairmanship only at a very late hourin tine 1968 campaign—with -o- -o- -••> just fwo mnoths to perform * near-miracle and try to elect Vice President Humphrey. What he. in fact, Inherited on Sept. 1. 1SG8. was an Incredible wreckage which, by some curious rrasoning, hail originally been expected to serve an Incumbent, President Johnson, and was not even fit for that, let alone supporting a successor nominee. Having been described by the late President Kennedy as the "best elections man in the business," O'Brien looked in 1960 to be the wisest possible choice for the new president's national chairman. But there came the first unfortunate turn. Kennedy wanted O'Brien for another critical job. top White House man for congressional liaison work—potential key to winning passage of presidenti- FAST LICENSE—CAR AND TRUCK Gole Knox, 242-4985 Home Pick-Up of Applications TITTLE'S SPORTING GOODS 1513 S. 10th S&W MOTORS 1101 Salem Road FRANK'S SHELL 300 S. 10th CHARLIE COOK 704 S. 32nd THIS IS TRULY ONE OF THE BEST LATEX PAINT VALUES IN TOWN. ONLY $ 2 39 Gal. IMMONN AIMTAN U \X/ALLPAPER store OS j. IO JT. PH. 244118 -o- -o- -0- ally sponsored legislation. Dutifully, O'Brien took on the task and performed supremely well, continuing there at the same high level for two years under President Johnson. The national chairmanship at the outset went to John Haley, sirnply as a reward for his early attachment to Kennedy's cause and his labors in locking up New England's 11.4 delegate votes, roughly a seventh of the number Kennedy needed for nomination. O'Brien never relished the liaison job, but he abandoned thought of the chairmanship, do- spite repeated rumors he would get it. Johnson talked 0"Brien into serving longer as liaison man than he wanted to. Then, when he was about to leave, the President stunned him by naming him postmaster general. He was always a key political adviser to Johnson. His services in 1966 were legion. Yet even after the Democratic disaster that -o -o- -o- have O'Brien replace Bailey, Johnson would not shift nis most reliable political aide to that post. Had Johnson run n^iin in 196S. O'Brien would ultimately have been his camnaign manner. But -o- -IV loyalty (o the party, and a scribbled note from his wife around 4 a.m. telling him to go ahead, persuaded O'Brien to take the national chairmanship through the campaign and a little beyond. Strong prcssun s on him to friends among politician* and their skeptical observers. WARSAW, Poland (AP) The flu epidemic is growing in Warsaw, and newspapers report that more than 50 per cent of the pupils in some schools are in bed. ATHENS TRIALS START ATHENS, Greece (AP) *- ( The first of 19 persons accused of attempting to overthrow the military Greek regime went on trial before a special military tribunal today. the President's withdrawal and j stay developed predictably but the late Robert Kennedy's entry | WC rc foredoomed to f'nilii'v. O'Brien was eager for more lucrative work. ' Nevertheless, he might I'uvc- stayed. -Polities is his life. Vet a party which for more than eight years has tolerated its own decay and regularly starved itself financially at the nrgani- 1 into the race freed him at last to fret back more openly into politics. Suspicion always existed in some party quarters that Johnson hung hack from naming O'Brien national chairman because he feared that in that his earlier Kennedy associations would rise to fresh prominence and disadvantage Johnson. The tragedy of Robert Kennedy's death brought O'Brien into Humphrey's camp after strong pleas from Ihe vice president. His commitment to Humphrey, however, was intended to end in Chicago in August. But the combination of friend- fall, and the heavy clamor to' 1 ship for the vice president, deep somewhat more independent role j yjitionnl level eonl'l not nvtk Legal Notices CAUCUS NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday the 4th day of Febi-uary next, at the Town Hall (Seheller), a caucus of the Democratic voters of Bald Hill Township will be held for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following Township Offices: Supervisor Assessor Town Clerk- Highway Comniissibner Three Town Auditors Caucus will be opened at 7:00 P.M. Dated this 22nd day of January, 1969. Marion Newell Town Clerk CAUCUS NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday the 4th day of February next, at the Town Hall (Schellerl, a caucus of the Republican voters of Bald Hill Township win be held for the purpose of nominating candidates for the following Township Offices: Supervisor Assessor Town Clerk Highway Commissioner Three Town Auditors Caucufe will be opened at 6:00 P.M. Dated Ms 22nd day of January, 1969. Marion Newell Town Clerk NOTICE OF CLAIM DATE Notice is given of the death of Ri&bard B. Davis (being the same person as R. B. Davis) and that Letters of Administration were issued January 7, 1969 to Lloyd M. Davis,'R. F. D. 2, Wal- tonvilJe, Illinois, and that Monday, March 3, 1969 is the claim 'date for the estate. . .. Dated January 7, 1969. " Jerry B. Gott ] Clerk cf the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Illinois ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE: Howard & Howard Howard Building Mt. Vemon, Illinois 1-23 STATE OF ILLINOTS NOTICE OF LETTING CTi Sealed proposals will be received in the office of the City Clerk until 10:00 o'clock A.M.. February 3. 1969 for furnishing materials required in the maintenance of Section Maintenance Art. Streets Municipality Mt. Vernon and at that time publicly opened and read. (2) Proposals shall be submitted on forms furnished by the Municipality which may be obtained at the office of the City Clerk, and shall be enclosed in an envelope endorsed "Material Proposal, Section Maintenance." (3) The right is reserved to reject any and all proposals and to waive technicalities. Proposal guarantee in the amount of not less than 10 c # of the bid, or as provided in Article 102.09 of the Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, will be required. A surety bond for the full amount of the award will not be required. Where a surety bond is not required, the proposal guarantee of the successful bidder will be held in lieu thereof. Failure on the part of the contractor to deliver the material within the time specified ov do the work as specified herein will be considered just cause to forfeit his surety as provided in Article 108.11 of the Standard Specifications. By Order of the City Clerk Paul Hayes January 21, 1969. 1-30 TIRES ONE LOW Bill PRICE 99 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the stockholders of Security Bank & Trust Co., Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at a regular meeting held January 14. 1969, approved a proposal to amend the charter of the bank so as to increase capital stock from $600,000.00, consisting of 12,000 shares of s a. par value of $50.00 each, to $900,000.00. to consist of 18.000 shares of a par value of $50.00 per share. All statutory requirements having been complied with the aforesaid amendment to the charter of said bank became effective on January 14, 1969. Security Bank & Trust Co. Mt. Vernon, III. (SEAL) By J. Marvin Powers, President ATTESTED: Norma J. Garrison. Cashier. 1-30 700-13 \S T 775-14 $2.19 825-14 +JT 775-15 815-15 -|- FET S3.31 + FET $2.35 24 Month Guarantee •Plus F.E.T. Black Add $3 For WSW Friday Thru Monday Only. SUPER QUALITY . 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