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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — 51T. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1969 DEATHS Katherine Benson Dies At Age 93 At Hickory Grove Katherin E. Benson of 1931 Casey Avenue died at 5:00 a.m. today at the Hickory Grove Manor Nursing Home, at the age of 93. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Funkhouser officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after'4:00 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Benson was born Jan. 23, 1876, in Indiana, the daughter of Peter and Margaret Haller. She married Gus T. Benson, who preceded her in death in 1959. Mrs. Benson, a member of the First Methodist church, is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother. Student Unrest Stirs In France Little Chance For Vote Law Change By JIM ADAMS Associated Press Writer PARIS (AP) — Some 250 atu dent rebels withdrew quietly during the night from France's newest university after police battled other rebellion students for five hours in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Despite the crackdown in the capital, the riot police just watched at suburban Vincennes University, a leafy model campus where students took over the administration building and communications facilities. Window curtains were set on fire In one meeting room but the dam* age was not serious. The last holdouts withdrew quietly about 4 a.m. The country's largest undergraduate group, UNEF, or the National Student Organization, appealed for students "to multiply the mass mobilization and occupy buildings or begin strikes according to the local situation. Teachers at one Paris high school, the Lycee Michelet, decided to stay away from their desks to protest police invasion of the school two days ago. Only quick intervention by the dean of liberal arts at the University of Paris, Raymond Las j Vergnas, defused an explosive | situation at the Sorbonne Thurs- j day. ! Students who occupied the rector's office and made it a shambles had been removed from the building when another group appeared to seize Las Vergnas. WASHINGTON (AP) — A leading Senate backer of electoral reform sees little chance of Congress agreeing soon on a change in the Electoral College system of choosing presidents. And another senator predicts that even if Congress does decide on change, small states will kill any proposed Constitutional amendment out of fear of losing influence to bigger states with their major urban areas. Indiana Democrat Birch Bayh, chairman of a Senate judiciary subcommittee on electoral reform, said Thursday proposals for changing the system to direct popular elections, such as he has sponsored, stand the best chance in the Senate, "But," he added, "I think the biggest chance is fur not getting ANYTHING." Bayh commented as his subcommittee opened hearings on numerous proposals to abolish the Electoral College. The subcommittee today called Dr. Lloyd Bailey, of Rocky Mount, N.C., a Republican elector who broke his pledge to cast his Electoral College ballot for Richard Nixon and voted instead for George C. Wallace Sen. Peter H. Dominick, R- Colo., told the subcommittee needed election reforms likely would be killed by small states fearing a loss of influence if Congress sends them a proposed constitutional amendment for the direct vote which he supports, in part. Dominick said the electoral College gives small states some balance with populous ones and they are not likely to ratify a popular vote system that would give even more influence to cities. "Certain of those cities now are, or have been in the past, controlled by city bosses who pledge to deliver the vote for candidates of their choice," he said. Dominick is a co-sponsor of two Electoral College revision bills, one to apportion its vote according to the popular vote and the other to base its votes on the popular results in each congressional district. Sen. Howard H. Baker, R- Tenn., said the days are over when the public needed intermediaries in elections because it was poorly, educated and lacked access to* information. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were up 25c. The top was 20.00 and 20.25 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 19.75 for 200 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 13.00 and 16.00. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. For 158 Jobs Nixon Pulls Back Johnson Nominations Mt. Vernon Grain The foUowing prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morning. Wheat 1.24. Soybeans 2.52. Corn 1.12. Pilots Given Hijack Cards MIAMI (AP) — Pilots of 'planes likely to detour to Cuba j have been given bilingual cards j of what to say when the hijacker comes. The cards include eight numbered phrases—in English on one side and Spanish on the other. A note to the pilot instructs him to circle the Spanish phrase with the number corresponding to the English he is trying to convey. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, Bl. (AP)—Estimates for Monday: Hogs 9,000; cattle 5,000; calves 100; sheep 400. Hogs 4,500; U.S. 1-3 200-250 lbs 20.50-21.25; U.S. 2-4 210-270 lbs 19.50-2L00; sows U.S. 1-3 300-450 lbs 16.25-17.50; U.S. 2-3 450-600 lbs 16.00-16.25; boars 13.50-15.00. Cattle 200; calves 25; cows, utility and commercial 16.0018.50; canner and cutter 14.0017.00; few choice vealers 38.0040.00; good 30.00-35.00. Sheep 25; not enough on hand to test prices. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange — Butter steady; wholesale buying prices unchanged; 93 score AA 66; 92 A 66; 90 B 63%; 89 C 60^; Cars 90 B 64; 89 C 62. Eggs barely steady wholesale buying prices unchanged; 80 per cent or better grade A whites 47^-48; mediums 46; standards 41; checks 28V2. St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP)—Eggs: consumer grades — A large 43-47, A medium 41-46, A small 28-31, B large 35-39; wholesale grades standard 39-40, medium 35-37, unclassified 22-23. Broilers and fryers 26.5027.25. By FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon has withdrawn 155 nominations—including two ambassadors, five judges and dozens of postmasters—submitted to the Senate by Lyndon Johnson in the last days of his administration. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Nixon wants a chance to review them all case- by-case 'without prejudice." ' "There is a possibility," Zieg- gler said, "some will be renom­ inated." The nominees for ambassador Sirhan Case Prosecution Wins Point By GENE HANDSAKER Associated Press Writer The cards also inform the pi- 1 „ . „. lot he will routinely receive j t * I^ Komer - former landing instructions from Hava-! head of the Vietnam Pacifica- na Air Traffic Control. The card texts: 1. Proceeding to Cuba as directed. 2. I must open my flight bag for maps. 3. Not enough fuel to reach Cuba. 4. The weather will not permit landing in Cuba. 5. The aircraft is too heavy for landing, we must circle to burn fuel. 6. Taffic control has instructed us to circle — hours-minutes. 7. Aircraft has mechanical problem—can't make Cuba. 8. Emergency — must land nearest airport. Vatican Praises Czech Suicides VATICAN CITY (AP) — A vat>can radio broadcast praising the Czech youths who set themselves on fire to protest Soviet control was made at the direction of Pope Paul VTs Secretariat of State. This was confirmed today by well-placed sources in the Vatican press office and in Vatican iad>o. The broadcast Thursday caused shock not only in Vatican circles and the Italian press but at Vatican radio itself. The broadcast compared the \ tion program, whom Johnson named envoy to Turkey, and Albert W. Sherer Jr., a career foreign service officer who had been slated to go to Equatorial Guinea. The five judges had been named to U.S. district courts in California, Washington, D.C., and Guam. Ziegler was quick to point out that President Kennedy had withdrawn 1,243 Eisenhower postmaster nominations when he took office. But Ziegler said he did not know how many nom- 1 inations had been submitted or subsequently reinstated. The action also affected three men Johnson had named to the Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, created last year to help local police in the fight against crime. They are administrator Patrick V. Murphy, former director of public safety in the nation's capital, and associate administrators Ralph G. H. Siu of Hawaii and Wesley A. Pomeroy of California. Johnson's longtime Texas friend and congressional liaison aide in the White House, Harold Barefoot Sanders Jr. was among new federal judges involved. He had been named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Other judgeships withdrawn: David G. Bress for the District of Columbia; William M. Byrne Jr. and Cecil F. Poole of California, to serve the central and LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prosecution won a gentlemanly hassle with the defense Thursday over questioning of prospective jurors in the Sirhan Bishara Siran murder trial. Things wound up just where they started the day—with nine men and three women tentatively seated, and the jury perhaps another week from being finally constituted. Jury selection .goes into the ninth day today. Attorney Grant B. Cooper, defending the 24-year-old Jordanian accused in the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, asked a woman prospective juror Thursday whether she would have a preference between a life or death penalty in the event of a first-degree murder conviction. Deputy Dist. Atty. David N Fitts, on his feet before she could reply, objected: "Mr, Cooper speaks of 'this defend ant.' Mr. Cooper asks, 'Do you have any preference in this case, the Sirhan case?" We're not concerned with what the prospective jurors think in the Sirhan case but with murder cases in general." Cooper retorted: "If a juror favors the death penalty at this time, we have a right to excuse that juror." Presiding Superior Court Judge Herbert V. Walker sustained the prosecutor's objection, however. He said Cooper's question assumed "facts we don't know because they're not in evidence yet." Two Suits For Divorce Filed Two suits for divorce were filed in circuit court here yesterday. Hettie J. Williams, charges mental cruelty in a divorce action against Mack J. Williams. The couple married December 14, 1968 and separated January 9, 1969, according to the complaint. Gray Vs. Gray Ruth Carolyn Gray filed suit for divorce against Noel Eugene Gray, charging mental cruelty. She seeks custody of four minor children and support for the children. The couple married February 22, 1960 and separated January 18, 1969, the complaint states. The plaintiff was granted a writ of injunction restraining the defendant from molesting her. Ticket Drivers After Accidents 999th U.S. HELICOPTER SHOT DOWN Two automobile accidents were reported to Mt. Vernon police Thursday. At 5:40 p.m., police said cars driven by John W. Dbrris, 20, 324 south 22nd street and Ralph E. Baskin, 69, R. R. 2, Mt. Vernon, collided in the 1600 block of Broadway. Damage to both cars was estimated in excess of $100. Police said Baskin was ticketcrl for careless emerging from a driveway. A car driven by Michael J. Best, 21, 1710 south 14th street, struck a parked car owned by Annie Moore, 1312 Cherry, at 6:52 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Grand Ave. Damage to the Best auto was estimated at $100 , while the Moore vehicle was damaged in excess of $100. Police said Best was ticketed for careless driving. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: I. Leta Johnson, Route 4, \ ernon. Mt Discharged • Henry Richards, Box 184, Mt. Vernon. Burval Shaw, Bluford. j'aul Lowery, Centralia. 1 eroy Reu, 410 South 21st. William Robert Kenn e d y, Wnvne City. Minnie M. Rector, Route 2, Mt. Vernon. 6 Chosen For Clay Shaw Jury Good Samaritan Admitted: Melody Dillman, Keenes. Georgia Hayse, 2519 Broadway. John Stull, Hickory Grove Manor. Fern Moreland, Hearthside Sui'sing Home. l.ena Helverson, 606 South 24!h. Jerry L. Sechrest, 224 North 7th. C'orrena Smith, Cisne. Helen Maxey, Route 3, Mt. Vernon. Lacey Sudduth, Mason, 111. Fred Wiegand, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Crete Williams, Hicko- ly Grove Manor. Donna Turner, Route 5, Mt. Ve: non. Marcella Hutchcraft, 1417 % North 10th. Julia Moore, 715 North street. Sophia Skortz, Scheller. Mary Earl , Salem . Discharged: Mayme Backes, 1217 South 13/h. Linda Richardson, 700 Opdyke. Shirley Moore, 516 Bell. Ruth Fanning, Nason. Nancy Neal, 802 George. Crville Fairchild, WaJtonville. Ezra Herbert, 10 Turner Drive Mary Clayton, Brownsville Road. Eugene Rollins, 521 South 13th IuRue Pate, 2113 Herbert. Idella McGee, 913 Cleveland. Earl Head, Route 1, Mt. Verne n. Cora Levault, 3112 Peach. Tammy Davis, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Robert Kolkmeier, 1014 South 24th. y I«Iary Ann Mopre, 1113 New• •' . A NEW ORLEANS (AP) Judge Edward A. Haggerty is lining up more prospective jurors wor the Clay Shaw trial as the original list of names dwindles away. "Sometimes we go through them pretty fa9t," said the Oiminal District Court judge. "We passed 18 in 26 minutes at ore point." IT three days of grilling, six jurors were accepted for the trial. Shaw, 55, a retired New Orleans businessman, was charged with conspiring to assassinate President John F. Kennedy. The case is a test of Dist. Any. Jim Garrison's version of the assassination in Dallas Nov. 22, 1963. Of the 169 names drawn for the first jury venire, 76 remained at the start of the fourth day—not much of a margin due to the swift rejection of anyone professing a fixed opinion about Garrison's conspiracy probe. Judge Hag»|irty made arrangements to begin siphoning off prospective jurors today Torn other courts. A jury of 12, plus 2 alternates, will be selected before testimony begins. The Warren Commission said Loe Harvey Oswald, a former New Orleans resident, killed Kennedy—acting alone and for reasons unknowable, since he was later slain in the basement of Dallas police headquarters. I Garrison says a conspiracy to i kill the President originated in New Orleans a few weeks be- iu e the assassination. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.44n; No 2 soft red 1.38n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.18%n; No 3 yellow 1.16.% Oats No "2 extra heavy white 76%n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.64^.N. fire-burnings, including the sui cide of Czech student Jan Pa- • norther n Districts of California, ;ach, to the sacrifices of the ear- 1 respectively; and James P. Al Ford Launching European Models (Continued From Page One) LONDON (AP) — The Birtish and West German offshoots of the Ford Motor Company Friday launched a sporty sedan designed to break into the European market by both entrances ] namese forces, supplies stockpiled just over the border are available to the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese for opera- new administration in Washington. These experts do not see any imminent threat to Saigon. Instead they anticipate enemy attacks on the three provinces along the Cambodian border northwest to northeast of the capital—Tay Ninh, Binh Long and Phuoc Long. The analysts said intelligence reports indicate the Communist command plans to increase operations in an attempt to give the negotiators from Hanoi and the Viet Cong greater leverage in Paris and to put pressure on the Nixon administration while it is still shaking down. An enemy winter-spring offensive has been anticipated since last Dec. 13, but the experts said they believe the U.S. and South Vietnamese operations that have smashed numerous bases and captured hundreds of tons of supplies have upset the Viet Cong's timetable. Because Cambodia is off limits to U.S. and South Viet- Given Probation In Circuit Court Charlotte Fairchild, 17, Mt. Vernon, was placed on probation for three years yesterday when she pleaded guilty in circuit court to a charge of deceptive practices. As a part of probation she was ordered to spend the first 6 days in the county jail. Actually, she was released from jail because she had already spent 60 days there. She made restitution of $40 on a wo: .hless check. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)— A continuing stock market rally was blunted this afternoon, although gains still held a good margin over losses. Trading was active. Advances outnumbered declines by about 170 issues on the New York Stock Exchange, slicing an early advantage of about 250 issues for the upside. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon was up .13 at 940.33. At 'the start, the Dow indus- } trials were ahead more than a j point. | Analysts saw the action as mainly technical. The rally of Wednesday and Thursday was a normal type of rebound which seemed to be meeting some preweekend profit taking. A second straight decline in new factory orders and concern over rising inventories of new cars were among other factors. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon held a narrow gain of .3 at 357.4, with industrials up .9, rails unchanged, and utilities up .1. INA Corp., down about a point, was far ahead as most-active stock. It traded on a block of 125,000 shares. A bid for control of the company by —Levin- Townsend Computer ran into government objections. Prices were generally higher on the American Stock Exchange. ly Christian martyrs and said the protest acts "deserved the gratitude" of the world. Many priests and prelates expressed astonishment at such a s'and, noting that during the wave of Buddhist fire suicides in South Vietnam five years ago • sive memorial ooservan, the Vatican press expressed dis-. advance of privatG funeral approval. at once. The Ford Capri, a fastback t _ four-seater being built jointly by ger' of" Utah "for "theT District '• the com P anv ' s British and ger- i tions nearby in the three north- 449 Arrested At S.F. State SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A handful of rain-drenched pickets resumed their strike vigil outside San Francisco State College today while many of the 449 arrested for an illegal rally were trying to make bail. By midmorning about half of those arrested in a three-hour- long police operation Thursday had been released on bond or their own recognizance. NAMES BURNS WHITE HOUSE_ STAFF CHIEF (Continued From Page One) disposition in favor of locating in e s t a b 1 ish e d departments those functions developed by the OEO which have proven successful." Nixon has also advised the Senate that he is pulling back all the nominations made by President Johnson at the end of his term and still pending. •These include two ambassadors, five judges, 141 postmasters and several other federal appointments. Burns, a 64-year-old white- haired economist from Columbia University, had been some-; thing of a mystery since Nixon moved into the White House, at- j tending virtually every key j meeting—until Thursday, a par- 1 ticipant without a title. - ! After Nixon announced his appointment, Burns said the objective of his job "Is to maintain a continuous inventory of plans for legislative and executive action." NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Indus. 940.33 up 0.13 20 Rails 271.88 up 0.40 15 Util 136.09 up 0.64 65 Stocks 340.16 up 0.43 AUTHOR IN ACCIDENT NATJvOBI, Kenya (AP) — Joy Adamson, author of "Born Free," narrowlyescaped serious injury Wednesday when her Landrover plunged 40 feet down a steep escarpment. She was driving toward Nairobi from Meru National Park, 175 miles north of here. Thick bush at the side of the cliff prevented her vehicle from falling another 80 feet to the bottom of the ravine. MOTORIST KILLED DANVILLE, HI. (AP) — William B. Gideon, 58 of Danville* III., was killed today when his car pulled Into the path of a car driven by James Allen, 24, of Covington, Ky., at the Intersection of Illinois 136 and Lynch Road. Allen was taken to a hospital with facial lacerations and a possible concussion BIRTHS BUCHER FORCED TO CONFESS Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Cockrum of Dahlgren are the parents of a daughter born at 9:29 o'clock Thursday evening, January 23, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed s e v en pounds and six ounces and has been named Paula Kay. MERKY CHASE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —His good deed finally caught up with T. Sgt. Eugene J. O'Hea of Kirktahd Air Force Base in Albuquerque. In May, O'Hea made a suggestion that is saving about $26,000 annually in computer op> erations at an Asheville, N.C. weather ci -nter. He was on a temporary assignment at the center. Officials thought he deserved a cost-reduction award. In the meantime, he had gone I back to his job with the military Airlift Command at Dover AFB. Del. The award went to the Delaware base, but O'Hea had , (Continued From Page One) that his ship intruded into North Korean waters and that he was trying to put South Koreans ashore. "And I realized," he said, "they (North Koreans) needed me alive more than anyone else in the crew for public appearances that I was afraid of and knew were coming." The court warned Bucher Wednesday he may have violated regulations by surrendering the ship. Bucher was in this fourth day of testimony and has been unusually calm, sometimes tense, until he came to describing an interrogation before he confessed. As he talked he began trembling. They made me kneel on the floor," Bucher said. He said a North Korean he nicknamed'Su­ per Colonel, or "Super C," seemed desperate. "'You have two minutes to decide to sign the confession or be shot'," Bucher said he was told. "I spent two minutes on the floor and I repeated over and over.. .(the skipper's voice broke and he paused) I love you, Rose, I love you, Rose." His blonde wife Rose sobbed and rubbed her eyes at that point in his testimony. already left for Kirtland. The award finally reached him there. Court of Guam. CZECHS FILE PAST COFFIN (Continued From Page One) sive memorial observance in ce funeral serv- l ices Saturday afternoon. I Student leaders said they ex- j pected 400,000 students in the capital for the ceremony. Prague Radio said the leaders told the worried interior ministry they could not guarantee there would be no incidents. The students made public appeals for a calm, dignified memorial. They said any violence could "entirely destroy our hopes for socialism with a human face," the motto of the liberal reform wave which Soviet troops invaded the country to reevrse. The coffin rested on a foot-high, b 1 a c k-draped platform. The platform was beside the statue of the stern-faced religious reformer, reared back as if defending the book he holds in his hands. The connection between the two Jans has been made repeatedly since Palach's death. Behind the coffin was the national flag with black-crepe attached to the top of : the standard. School Children There Scores of children, freed from school to pass by the coffin, were among the first to enter the building. Long lines of people stretched for blocks down the street. Student monitors and police were on hand to direct traffic. | B earing violent demonstrations that might provoke new intervention by the Russians, the Czech government warned the students to be on guard against "1 responsible elements" that could cause trouble. Student leaders said unrest was widespread among the young.but they stressed that the nemorial ceremonies would be r.rderly and dignified. They reported demonstrations in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, were suppressed by the Authorities and others in Brho and Ostrava were intefered w';h. They, said students at a teachers' college in Ostrava occupied a school building. Palach, who set himself afire Jan. 16, died Sunday. His closed coffin will be on view today and Sa'urday, with a private funeral afterward. Wreaths and condolence telegrams piled up at the philosophy-school where Palach was a student. However, hunger strikers were gone from the fountain where he set himself afire. The luf.rior Ministry denied rumors that they had been arrested. It was announced that a sixth Czechoslovak since Palach had set himself afire in Levice, Slovakia. None of th six has died -md authorities said none had ir'*tical motives for their acts. All had histories of suicide at* man plants, is a European ver- i ern provinces of the 3rd Corps sion of the American Mustang. I Area, which has Saigon at its It was not expected to be ex- ; heart. HICKEL TAKES OATH (Continued From Page One) ported to the United States, The low-slung, streamlined auto is being offered with a choice of six engines. Prices in Britain, including sales tax, mage from $2,136 to $2,609. STATE'S ATTORNEY EXPLAINS DISMISSALS (Continued From Page Oro) and the jurisidction of the court. Five of the cases involved "John Doe" warrants on felonies, in cases arrests had ever been made or the persons involved identified. The state's attorney recalled one bad check case in which a transient, who lives in another state, gave a worthless check to a business place, left town .. I before the warrant was issued and has never returned to the jurisdiction of the court. "In all cases where there was even a remote possibility of prosecution in the future the cases were merely taken off docket," with leave to reinstate," Walker said. The state's attorney said that inactive cases are being removed from overloaded dockets in other counties of Illinois, the same as in Jefferson county. Weeding the "dead wood" from the dockets, he said, follows a directive of Roy Gulley, head of the Illinois court system, to chief judges of circuit court districts. Walker explained that a change in the record- keeping system in the courts is being planned. Removal of inactive cases . from the court dockets will make this change - over less expensive and reduce the work load, he siad. "I do not mind criticism when it is deserved," Walker said. "In this case, however, I believe that I , court officials an law enforcement officials have acted properly and in the best interests of the county. With inactive cases off the docket, we can proceed with processing the active cases." The enemy is not in a position to attack Saigon right now," one source said. He conceded, however, that the Viet Cong' can make terror raids, blow up allied installations and pull off assassinations inside the capital. He estimated j there are now 400 to 500 special action troops in Saigon, agents trained in terror, assassination and use of explosives. In the only significant ground fighting reported today, the South Vietnamese said their troops killed 44 Viet Cong in the Mekong Delta Thursday afternoon 103 miles southwest of Saigon. Only one South Vietnamese soldier was reported wounded, because artillery and air strikes were the. chief government weapons. A few scattered shellings were reported during the night, including mortar attacks on base camps of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division 40 miles northwest of Saigon and the ilth Light Infantry Brigade 65 miles south of Da Nang. A few Americans were reported wounded but none were killed. Field reports said troops of the 11th Light Infantry Brigade closed out their cordon operation against an abandoned village which enemy troops had fortified near the brigade's base camp. The reports said the Americans finally swept through the village unopposed, and what remained of an estimated 150-man enemy force apparently had slipped out sometime during the four nights the village was under siege. The U.S. Command said 26 enemy bodies were found, while three Americans were killed and 25 were wounded. CIRCUIT COURT Traffic fines assessed in circuit court included: Russell L. McKinney, Newburgh, Ind., $10 on charge of following too close; William''P. Lanier, Springfield, 111., $10 on charge of driving too fast for conditions; Kathleen A. Collins, 815 North street, $10 on speeding charge will be good." Hickel, whose views on conservation and water pollution had stirred a storm of controversy, was the last of Nixon's 12 Cabinet appointees to be approved. The others were sworn in Wednesday. Also confirmed Thursday was multimillionaire California industrialist David R. Packard as deputy secretary of defense. The vote was 82 tol. Tennessee Democrat Albert Gore, declaring the nomination constitutes "a conflict of interest as plain as the nose on your face," cast the single "nay." All 16 dissenting votes on the Hickel nomination were cast by Democrats. All Republicans either voted for the Alaska governor or stated support of him. The dissenters included such luminaries as Edward M. Kennedy, the party whip; Fred R. Harris, the chairman of the National Democratic Committee and Sen. Edmund S. Muskie and Eugene J. McCarthy, possible 1972 presidential candidates. Several lesser appointees won quick approval, but the Senate Armed Services Committee put off action until next week on nominations of John H. Chafee as secretary of the Navy and Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr. as secretary of the Air Force. Its ranking Republican, Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine, accused the Nixon administration of "a serious error" in not asking the Senate reconfirm Stanley R. Resor, who is remaining as secretary of the Army. tempts. ) BOB SAYS: LTD Hardtop $2595 Low mileage and showroom condition. It has all the popular options ' including: vinyl top, 390 V /8 engine, power steering, power brakes, and air conditioning. Now own Fords best car at close to half the original price. Bob Williams W-G Motors Can 242-6420 "The Used Oar Leart-ar" Volume—Quality—Price

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