Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 25, 1969 · Page 2
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, January 25, 1969
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2—A TUB REGISTER-NEWS MT. VLiRNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1969 DEATHS Ollie M. Miller Dies At Age 82; Funeral Sunday Mrs. Ollie Mae Miller, 82, a resident of the White County Nursing Home, Carmi, died at 1:00 a,m. Friday at the Carmi Township Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Choi son Funeral Chapel in McLeansboro. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. cemtery in McLeansboro. The body will lie in state at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, where friends may call after 3:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Miller was born March 3, 1886, in Hamilton county, the daughter of Gus and Eliza (Buck) Garrison. On October 26, 1911, she was married to Roscoe Miller, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two sons, James Miller of Peoria and Eugene Miller of Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Tennyson of Dahlgren, and Mrs. Edith Harrell of Denver City, Tex.; and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Miller was a member of the White Oak Christian church. Deserter Pirates Airliner j HIJACKED NAVY MEN BADGERED IN CUBA Harley Estes Dies At Age 56; Rites Sunday Harley Estes, 56, of 705 soulil 24th street, died at 5:10 p.m. Friday evening at Good Samaritan Hospital. He was a crane operator for an iron company. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Myers Chapel, with the Rev. Clifford Burney officiating. Burial will be in the Arnold cemetery. The body will lie in state al Myers Chapel, where frichds may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mr. Estes was born August 8, 1912, in Jefferson county, the son of Wilson and Ina (Jenkins) Estes. Survivors include two brothers, Alve Estes of Mt. Vernon and Orrin Estes of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; three sisters, Leta Johnson and Bessie Atchison, both of Mt. Vernon and Lois Mathus of Bonnie. He was a member of the Moose Lodge. Rumor Nasser To Again Deal With America CAIRO (AP) — An Arab na* tionalist Beirut newspaper, Al Anwar, said today Egypt has decided to restore diplomatic relations with the United States Feb. 15. But confirmation was lacking in Cairo. Diplomats reported they were unadvised of any such development and there was no announcement from the Egyptians, who severed relations with Washington during the Arab-Israeli war of 1967. Spain is handling U.S. affairs here. Officials headed by Donald C. Bergus carry on in what is technically known as "the American interests section of the Spanish Embassy." They ,said they had no knowledge of any Egyptian decision to resume diplomatic relations with the United States. $25.2 Million Boyd Denies Knowledge Of Big I.C. Grant MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A J25.2 million Transportation Department grant was awarded to the Illinois Central Railroad last month at a time when Secretary Alan S. Boyd was on the verge of becoming the line's new president. Boyd, who is vacationing here, declined to talk to newsmen Friday but issued a statement declaring mat on his own instructions, information about the grant application was with held from him until he left the department. The Transportation Department announced the grant on Dec. 30. It went to the Chicago South Suburban Mass Transportation District which will use the funds to buy 130 modem commuter cars for lease to the Illinois Ceniral. In Washingtos, the White House said it was aware of news reports that President Nixon wants a $35-million transportation Department grant held up in view of Boyd's new post with the railroad. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler told newsmen that "the matter has been called to out- attention by news reports. I hove nothing further on it." He said the reports would be checked. Boyd said that William 3. Johnson, then president and chairman of the board of the Illinois Central, approached him on Dec. 15 and again later in th« month to find out "whether Secretary Boyd would 1 be interested in going into the railroad business." Boyd said that on the second contact he confirmed his interest in discussing a position with the Illinois Central. Johnson then advised him of the pending application and suggested "in vi<*w of the possibility of futura employment by the Illinois Cen tral, Boyd should insulate himself from any activities pertain ing to the application," the statement said. "This was the first knowl<»dge Boyd had of the application." Th« statement ,sald Boyd then "advised his undersecretary that under ho set of circumstances should Boyd receive ony information about the application." 5 MIAMI (AP) — Uniformed servicemen hijacked to Cuba by a Navy deserter said today their Communist interrogators badgered them. Sixteen servicemen, most of them sailors assigned to the sprawling Key West Navy base, were among 40 passengers hijacked Friday on the National Airlines flight from Key West to Miami. Yeoman 2.C. Johnny Coulter, 24, Vietnam veteran from Riverview, Ala., said one interrogator "started clapping his hands at me saying, 'You're a brave man! You're a brave man!' When I wouldn't answer questions." "I just told them my name, rank and serial number," Coulter said. David Jones, 24, Navy jet mechanic from Dallas, Tex., said the interrogators alternated between hospitality and derision. "They came in with cigarettes, coffee and Cuban sandwiches," Jones said. "It was just harassment and propaganda to get our hair down—the food and coffee and all. But it doesn't work like that with the military. It might work with civilians." Jones said the Cubans told him, "We could throw you in the brig for this," saying he had entered the country illegally. "I told them it wasn,'t by choice," he said. Coulter said an interrogator asked why he didn't jump the hijacker. "I think about women and children," Coulter said he told the interrogator. "There was a woman with a child right close and she could have gotten hurt." Actually, the sailor said they hever saw the young hijacker stick a knife against stewardess Kim Tatum's neck four minutes out of Key West. They said their first knowledge of the hijacking was when the pilot announced it over the intercom. Another stewardess, Sue Morrill, 22, said the "fidgety" hijacker told her: "I don't want to kill. I don't want to go to Vietnam. At 400 Main Street QUICK LEA R N E R S — Three young cheetahs stay close to mother for a very British reason — it's cold and she's the best central heating at the Whipsnade Zoo. Family Stamp Co. To Open Redemption Store In Mt. V. Franco Suspends All Liberties In Student Disorder Nixons Enjoy White House Togetherness Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Agnes K. Hutchcraft, McLeansboro. Kathleen Taylor, 1115 Oakland Donald Hayes, Belle Rive. Anna Marlowe , 503 Conger. Discharged: Thomas N. Willmore, Route 4, Mt. Vernon. Charles Archambo, Belle Rive. • Good Samaritan Admitted: Sue Carol Adams, 229 South 19th. John Thackrey, 2020 Broadway. Robert Peddicord, Wayne City Oscar Dixon, 1106 South 10th. Ada Peraino, 3 Fairway Dr. Discharged: Mrs. Glenda Boldrey, and baby daughter, Gina Arleen, Route 6, Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Phyllis Jacobs and baby daughter, Tamara Lynn, 512 N. 12th. Mrs. Peggy Niekrenz and baby son, Scott Matthew, 512 N. 8th. Frances Harvey, 1013 Welkins Sarah Ashbaugh, 1205 South 27th. Julia Spotanski, Dubois. Velma Breazeale, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Jo Ann Ferguson, 625 South 17th. Elliott Eiler, 1110 Park Avenue. Paul Lovan, 321 Walnut. Judy Sutton, Keertes. Mary Porter, 1308 Jones. Lena Helverson, 606 North 24th. Mrs. Nixon Gets Nevada Invitation ELY, Nev. (AP) — More than 2,300 school children signed a parchment scroll inviting Mrs. Richard M. Nixon to. visit the town where she was born. • "Come home Pat," reads the invitation on the 12-foot scroll, being sent to the White House. It specifies no date, but expressed hope she can make it (Mi ing this year's White Pine County centennial. 'She can name the date herself. We know she has a busy schedule," Nate Bayless, cen­ to nial chairman, said Friday. Mrs. Nixon's father, William Ryan, was a gold prospector at the time she was born. The family moved to California about a veir' later. Reject Bevel As Ray's Attorney MEMPHIS, Tehn. (AP) — The Rev. James Bevel, an aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has been turned down in his attempt to help defend the man charged with King's slaying. Judge W. Pfeson Battle said Friday he had rejected Bevel's request because Bevel is not a lawyer. Battle said he told Bevel during a meeting that a law degree is required to practice law in Tennessee. Bevel, who has said he has evidence to prove that James Earl Ray is innocent of the slaying, met with Battle Friday to ask permission to enter the case. Ray is defended by Percy Foreman of Texas. The trial is scheduled for March 3. Both Foreman and Bevel met Thursday night with Ray in Ray's closely guarded cell on the third floor of the Shelby county jail. Bevel told a meeting of ministers afterward he could prove "within 30 minutes" it Would have been impossible for Ray to have killed King. Bevel, an official of the Soutl> ern Christian Leadership Ogilvie Orders Salary Review CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie took steps Friday to avert a strike authorized for Monday by state mental health workers, but a group representing a majority of the workers says it's undecided whether the governors' action was enough. Ogilvie appointed a three-man study team to review slaries and working conditions of em­ ployes at state mental institutions. The Concerned Social Workers, which says it represents 500 of 722 workers at 19 of 24 state institutions, said it will consider Ogilvie's action and announced Sunday night a decision concerning the strike. The group says former Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro reneged on a promise of a 17 per cent wage increase. It has stayed away from work on two consecutive Mondays in protest. The group announced last Tuesday that it would strike Jan. 27 unless Ogil- vile intervened. The workers are seeking wage increases of from 10 to 32 per cent. Their current starting salary is $565 a month. Dr. Harold M. Visotsky, state director of mental health, heads the study team and will return a report to Ogilvie by March 15. World's Fastest Miler Marries Spies are hanged immediately when caught, said the first edition of the Encyclopae­ dia Britannica, published in 1768. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Gary Wayne Taylor of 1115 Oakland are the parents of a daughter born at 7:50 o'clock Friday e vening, January 24, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She weighed nine pounds and two and one- half ounces and has been named Amy Cathleen. -O 0— -o- Mr. and Mrs. Herman Marlowe of 503 Conger are the parents of a daughter born at 7:20 o'clock this morning, January 25, in Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She weighed eight pounds and five and one- half ounces and has been named Kathy Jo. -o. —o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Terry Wheeler of Route 1, Mt. Vernon are the parents of a daughter born at 9:12 o'clock Friday evening, January 24, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed s i x pounds and five ounces. The father is stationed in Nu Ulm, Germany with the U. S. Army, •o —o» -o- Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sendelbach of Route 1, Mt. Vernon are the parents of a daughter born at 4:25 o'clock Friday afternoon, January 24, in Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed six pounds and 15 ounces. -O -O- -O- Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ellis of Route 1, Blufottl are the parents of a son born at 9:05 o'clock Friday morning, January 24, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He weighed eight pounds and five ounces. CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The world's fastest miler stops running today—at least long plough to get married. J*m Ryun and Anne Snider, wo met on a blind date, will be i< arried in an Episcopal church in suburban Bay Villaye, Miss S> 'der's hometown. Both are 21. Miss Snider is a senior at Kh nsas State University in Manhattan, Kan., and Ryun a senior at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. After a short honeymoon the couple will return to Lawrence where Ryun will go back to school. Ryun holds the world's record By FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON ' (AP) — President Nixon and his wife have had dinner together ^very night since they moved into the White House, and a delighted Mrs. Nixon says that's a record for her 28-year marriage. Togetherness has been the watchword of the new First Family's first week—Wednesday night they toured the mansion then went to the White House theater to see "Shoes of the Fisherman," the first movie they had attended together in a year. They will end the first week Sunday with an interdenominational prayer service in the East Room, with evangelist Billy Graham presiding. Mrs. Nixon's press secretary, Gerry Van der Heuvel, gave these insights into the Nixons' new way of life Friday when she held her first press briefing before a blazing fireplace in the mansion's ground-floor library. She said the family has been dining in the upstairs family dining room, with former John son chef Henry Haller preparing the food. "We've been telling the chef to surprise us," Mrs. Nixon replied when she was asked, through Mrs. Van der Heuvel, if she had been ordering the menu. President Nixon's first formal party, a white-tie diplomatic reception for chiefs of mission and their wives from 115 countries, is scheduled for next Friday night. A light buffet supper with champagne or liquor will be served and the Marine Band will play for dancing. MADRID (AP) — The government of Gen. Francisco Franco declared a three-month state of emergency Friday night and muzzled the Spanish press to thwart what it claimed was an "international conspiracy to destroy the peace." The government decree gives police the right to search without warrant, hold prisoners indefinitely without charge, exile Spaniards from their home regions, prevent free speech and prohibit public assemblies. Government censorship, which was officially abolished in 1966, was clamped on all Spanish newspapers and magazines starting today. There was no immediate public reacion in the first few hours there were no reports of mass arrests. But a nationwide crackdown is expected on political opponents, dissident student and labor leaders and Basque separatists. The action by Franco's government followed a wave of student demonstrations. The universities of Madrid and Barcelona have been closed and 86,000 students have been barred from classes. Manuel Fraga Iriba.rne, Spain's information minister, warned the nation that "from this moment the full weight of the law will fall on inciters of unrest and their followers." "We are going to fulfill our duty to defend the fatherland and the progress of Spain," said Fraga. , Fraga said rebel students have been misled by "a strategy aimed at producing an orgy of nihilism, archism and disobedience." Accident Report Error in the mile' (3:51.1), the 1,500 Conference founded by King, de- j meters (3:31.1 and the half-mile clined to discuss any evidence; ( ? 44.9). he had. j A mutual friend introduced King was shot to death last j Ryun and Miss Snider for a April 4 as he stood on the balco- 1 bi'nd date in his hometown of ny of the Lorraine Motel. He had come to Memphis to lead a march in support of the city's striking sanitation workers. An earlier King-led march erupted into brief and sporadic violence. It was incorrectly stated in Thursday's Register - News that Paul Quinn, 1002 south 21st St. was driving a car which was involved in an accident at Tenth and Main. Actually, Quinn was driving a city water department pickup truck. The police report of the accident states that Jo A. Pierce of Ewing, had parked her car. Quinn was driving west on Main street and Jo Pierce opened the car door in the path of the truck, according to the accident report. Gravbiec Heads State Labor Dept. CHICAGO (AP) — Barney Gravbiec, 53, a United Steelworkers Union official, has been named director of the Illinois Department of Labor. His appointment, which must be confirmed by the Illinois Senate, was announced Friday by Gov. Richard B. Ogilvie. Gravbiec, who is president of Local 2047, United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, said as director of the department he will work toward sharpening of enforcement of safety and health regulations for. industry. He said he intends to appoint qualified men as state factory inspectors. The posts in the past have gone to patronage workers, Gravbice said. Gravbice's union local, which represents workers at the Crane Company factory on the Southwest Side, was among early supporters of the governor. It endorsed Ogilvie in 1962 when he was for sheriff of Cook County. The Family Stamp Company of Celeveland, Ohio, has announced that it will open a di«- trbiution and redemption facili' ty in Mt. Vernon, at 400 Main street The district operation which was previously based in St. Louis, is being moved because Mt. Vernon is at the geographic center of the company's east central district. Harry Terry, a local resident of Mt. Vernon, will act as east central district manager. The Family Stamp Company, founded in 1929, now offers retail service promotions to over 1 million accounts in 39 states. The company operates 78 distributions centers similar to the Mt. Vernon operation. Family Stamps is a part of Schaffer Diversified Corporation. In addition to trading stamp activity the company has developed a new retail sales program called "Cash - on- the- Line"; a program whereby the customer receives $2.00 free for saving 150 coupons. "Cash - on- the Line" is presently .in the test market in two states under direct supervision of Terry. Other affiliates of the parent company include promotions for industry; industrial sales motivation consulting firm, economy sales; retail department store chain, miscellaneous; retail gift and jewelry store chain, and Marketronix; national mail order firm. Thieves Take A "Joy Ride" In Taxicab Here Someone stole a Mt. Vernon taxicab for a "joy ride" late last night. The taxi driver, Roy Minor, told police at 1:00 a.m. that someone stole the Yellow top cab while it was parked on south Fifth street. The cab was found two hours later, parked at the rear of a south Tenth street business place. Two Suspected Robbers Slain In Police Stakeout The right bank of a river is that on the right hand when looking downstream.' LINCOLNWOOD, 111. (AP) — Two suspected robbers were shot to death Friday night and another suspect and a Chicago detective were wounded when, police said, they foiled an attempted robbery of an armored truck, The gun battle occurred near the entrance of the Bell and Howell Co plant where police had set up watch after receiving information about a possible holdup. Killed in the shootout were Tyrone Oby, 29, and Larry Gibson, 20, both of Chicago. Police were preparing charges against a third man, James Allen, 19, of Chicago, who was wounded in the back. A fourth suspect, Nathan Wright, 24, also of Cnicago, was captured after he fled the scene of the shootout. He was charged with attempted murder. The wounded policeman, Oliver Singleton, 41, was in critical condition with a bullet wound in the back. Police said the four men opened fire after they discovered the police stakeout. Two Collisions Here"¥esterday Two major damage auto accidents were reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday. A car driven by Brenda Hyslop, 20, 1505 Viola skidded on an icy spot in the 300 block of north 16th street and struck a parked car, property of Ogie Ellis, 309 north, 16th street. Both cars were damaged over $100. A collision Friday afternoon, in the 500 block of south Seventh street, involved cars driven by Margaret Harmon, 46, 728 Dewey, and Patricia D. Waters, 18, Route 5. The Waters car was damaged over $100,< the Harmon auto about $20. Patricia Waters was charged with careless driving. Frank Sinatra's Father Is Dead HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — Anthony Sinatra, 74, father of famed singer-actor Frank Sinatra, died Friday night in Houston's Methodist Hospital after a cardiac arrest, a hospital spokesman said. The spokesman set the time of death at 7:55 p.m. The elder Sinatra entered the hospital on Jan. 19 for tests for possible abdominal aneurysm or abnormal swelling of a blood vessel. He resided in Fort Lee, N.J. When admitted, Sinatra was accompanied by his wife, Natalie, and his well-known son, Frank. The singer arrived in Houston Friday night, the spokesman said. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Marriage Licenses January 20 \ Jim Conner, Benton, and Diane Allen, Sesser. January 23 Arthur H. Sloan and Violet Waller, both of Gentralia. The Battle of. Gettysburg lasted three days — July 1-3,' 1863. REDS WANT NEW CABINET AT SAIGON (Continued From Page One) to "U.S. aggression," withdrawal of all U.S.- troops and bases, settlement of the South Vietnam question in accord with the NLF program and eventual reunification of Vietnam without foreign interference. "The purpose of the Paris tour-party conference is to find a political solution to the Vietnam problem on the basis of respect for the Vietnamese people's fundamental national rights," Thuy said. A* the end of Thuy's statement, the conference had its first break of the day. At four nearby alcoves, food and drink had been prepared for the delegations. The vanilla, a species of orchid, is used as a food plant. It grows wild from Mexico to Peru. Wirhita, Kan., two years ago. She was at a track meet in Cajifornia when Ryun set the woijd mark and tried to get his autograph. She missed, but did get it during the blind date. Saturday Television Is Losing Monsters By JERRY BUCK Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The power of the public to affect television is aptly illustrated by the changes taking place in children's programming. Parents made known their extreme displeasure with the cartoon diet of monsters and super- heroes being fed their children on Saturday mornings—and the networks reacted. "Action-adventure cartoons were highly criticized and we took them off the air," said Bud Grant, director of daytime programming at NBC. Ed Vane, vice president for daytime programming at ABC, said, "We knew there was adverse reaction to all the networks presenting cartoons with monsters and superheroes." As a result of the steady barrage of complaints the Saturday morning monster cartoons are all but off the air. Those remaining on the networks probably will disappear at the end of the seasopf,!^ many cases, however, they^jkre simply being re­ placed by comedy cartoons. NBC initiated the first changes last summer when it installed the hour-long "Banana Splits" at midmorning Saturdays. The program, a kind of happening for kids, was an instant hit. At midseason NBC scrapped two of its most criticized cartoon series, "Birdman" and "Super President" and replaced them with ."Untamed World" and "Storybook Squares." The former is a live animal show and the latter a children's version of the adult quiz "Hollywood Squares." Last fall CBS dropped two action cartoons' and substituted animated comedies. The comedies, notably "Archie," proved popular and CBS is sticking with an all-cartoon format for the rest of the season. ABC retains "Spider-Man" and the "Fantastic Four," with the rest of (he morning taken up with cartoon comedies, "The American" Bandstand" and "Happening." ROY SAYS: — *...— Executive Wagon 68 Mercury Commuter $1200 Discount Driven just a short lime and only a few miles this great Mercury wagon makes on attractive buy. It's a ten passenger model and equipped for traveling with dual action tail gate, luggage rack*, air conditioning, power steering, and power disc brakes. Pick up the keys for an approval drive today. Roy Atkinson W-G MOTORS Call 242B420 / "Th« Used <!ii Lender" / Volume—Quality—Price 27, 28, 29 Man., Tues., Wed. LADIES' and MEN'S SWEATERS LADIES' PLAIN SKIRTS Reg. 60c" 1006 Main Street—Downtown Mf. Vernon--Ph. 242-4949

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