Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 28, 1969 · Page 4
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4 -A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 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 views published therein.': Second Class Postage paid at Mt. Vernon Illinois SUBSCRIPTION RATE3 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 5 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 tonth $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 A Thought For Today "And whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there is good in it or not. Be of good courage, anil bring some of the fruit of the land." Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes.—Numbers 13:20. It is only through labor and prayerful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.—Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U.S. president. Editorial . . . Who Really Gave Up Pueblo? •VERY ARMCHAIR ADMIRAL in the country knows what he *" would have done had he been skipper of the ill-fated USS Pueblo on Jan. 23, 1968. He would, in the finest tradition of John Wayne, have blasted the besieging North Koreans out of the water by sheer spit power or, if need be, scuttled his own ship by tearing it apart with his bare hands. Only one man, Comdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, really knows what could have been done, given time, what weapons and what chances he had. Weighing the lives of 82 men against the value of what he considered would be a suicidal resistance, he chose to surrender the ship after destroying as much of its secret equipment and papers as he could. Unfortunately, officers are expected to be fighters first and humanitarians second. Hearing Bucher's own frank testimony, the Navy now suspects him of dereliction of duty, of violating the regulation forbidding a commanding officer to deliver his command or any personnel under his command to any per?on representing a foreign state so song as he has the power to resist. On the determination of his "power to resist" will hinge Bucher's future as a Navy officer, should formal charges be brought against him. His career may already have been determined, however, according to the unwritten law which states that the higher brass never makes mistakes, and if a member of the lower brass dares charge or imply that they have, it is the first and last time he ever does. It is clear that Bucher's power to resist was far less than it should have been—machine guns against torpedo boats. His power to destroy his equipment or his ship was almost nil, despite his repeated rebuests for destruct mechanisms. The Pueblo should never have been placed in such a vulnerable position. Certainly aid should have been readily available at all times. Every possible contingency should have been allowed for. What happened was a repetition of the U-2 incident. The enemy was underestimated. Nobody apparently thought it could happen, including Bucher himself—and his superiors, who are now judging him. Art 'Originals' For All DIG NEWS in the art world these days is the development of a printing process which makes possible the reproduction of paintings so faithful in tone and even texture that, to the casual eye, they are indistinguishable from the originals. Besides bringing the price of "originals" down to w'thin the budget of every man, it's said that the technique could mean that artists may begin earning royalties on every copy of their paintings sold, just as writers do from books or composers from sheet music or playwrights every time their plays are performed. Suddenly, u s Spring At Press Conference Nixon Makes A Good Impression Bride Drowns In Bath Water ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — An Alamosa girl, married Friday, drowned in her bath water Satin day and will be buried Wednesday. Coroner Ken Buttler said Mrs. S'vrley Teckenbrock Gerten, 18, apparently slipped and fell, hitting her head on the tub. Gas Kills Two In Motel Room TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A husband and wife from Champaign, 111., were found dead Monday in their motel room and authories blamed a gas leak for their apparently accidental deaths. The victims were identified as Mr. and Mrs. James R. Johnston, both believed in their 70s. Police said the Johnstons were vacationing in Tucson. Variety Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Worker in stone 6 Desire strongly 11 Chemical hydrocarbon 12 Abrogate' 14 Landed property 15 Reluctant 16 New Guinea seaport 2 Testify 3 The briny 4 Canadian province (ab.) 5 Requires' 6 Stuff 7 Review (ab.) 8 Simian 9 Stanzas 10 Alleviates- 11 Unit of reluctance garden . 30 Wager 13 Shelter, (dial.) 34 Scoffed 17 River barrier 18 Social insect 35 Pronoun 19 Stitch 21 Coldest season 37 Arid region 20 Compass point 23 Blush 38 Piece of rock 22 Symbol for tin 25 Versifier 40 Paces 23 Legal point 27 Decompose 42 Sauterne, •24 Gratuity 28 Biblical sherry, etc 26 Woody plants. 29 Head (slang) 31 Peculiar 32 Golf mound 33 Scatter hay 34 Landing pier 36 Masculine nickname 38 Indian weight 39Bone(anat) 41 Modem 43 Follower 44 Grooved 45Relatives- 47 Bullfighter 50 Hebrew . ascetic '53 Anointed (archaic) 54 Issued in « stream •55 Redacts 56 Lets it stand , DOWN 1 Flat-topped hills • tthwmm Si 43 Greenland Eskimo 44 Scepters 46 Couch . 48 Jewish high priest 49 Rot flax 51 Drunkard 52 Woo By FRANK CORMIER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Nixon, coming out of his first news conference with high marks, launched a major effort today to win friends in the Dem ocratic-controlled Congress. Most of today's schedule was devoted to meetings with Capi- ol Hill leaders, ranging from a sunup breakfast with Republicans, to lunch at the House with members of both parties and an afternoon session at the White House with congressional Democrats. Nixon also is planning to apply a personal touch as boss of the federal bureuacracy and press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said before the chief executive is through he will have visited most if not all of the major departments. After a lunch at the Senate Wednesday, for instance, Nixon will visit the State Department. Later in the week he plans a repeat of his Monday visit to the Pentagon. Nixon's maiden news conference as President Monday drew high praise from Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield and Senate Democratic Whip Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts. "He did very well," said Kennedy. Mansfield said he was favorably impressed with the "tone, the tenor, the frankness" of responses by the President who marked almost exactly one week in office when he went before live radio and television in the East Room of the White House. That was the general impression, too, of the more than 450 newsmen who attended—a record for first news conferences by newly elected presidents. Even John F. Kennedy, who was the first to open his news conferences to live television coverage, drew fewer—418 —at his maiden appearance Jan. 25, 1961. standing before a simple, cbest-high microphone, without the lecturn favored by his predecessors and speaking without notes, Nixon quickly overcame slight initial nervousness. With one hand jammed in a pocket, the other waving for emphasis, the President said the Paris peace talks were "off to a good start" and that the United States planned what he jailed new tactics there. "We believe that those tactics '.nay be more successful than the tactics of the past," the President said without further elaboration. He also indicated a possible move away from the Johnson administration's approach to Arab-Israeli tensions which were based on letting the two sides work out their differences with some kind of United Nations mediation. Anti-Marcos Demonstration MANILA (AP) — Several thousand youths demonstrated outside Congress Monday as President Ferdinand E. Marcos delivered his annual state of the nation message to a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. About half of a crowd of some 5,000 demonstrators shouted "Down with Marcos," "We want justice," "Marcos-liar" and "moneylover" as the chief executive addressed the packed legislative chambers. The noisy but orderly crowd could not be heard inside. A strong force of security police lined.the steps to the building. The president's speech repeated many previously stated themes of his administration. He renewed his call for the Philippines to strive toward peaceful coexistence with Communist China. He said this becomes "more urgent every day" as China increases its military might. He reiterated his belief that, a slowing of the Vietnam war would see a reduction of U.S. military commitments in Asia and called for fuller development of self-reliant national defense. Today In History By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 1969. There are 337 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1909, U.S. control in Cuba was ended. On this date: In 1596, the English navigator Sir Francis Drake, died on his ship off Panama. In 1807, Pall Mall in London became the first street in the world to be lighted by gas. In 1871, Paris surrendered to the Germans in the Franco- Prussian war. In 1878, the world's first commercial telephone switchboard went into operation in New Haven, Conn. Twenty-two subscribers were plugged in. In 1909, the U.S. Congress passed legislation creating the Coast Guard. In 1932, Japanese forces attacked the Chinese garrison at Shanghai. Ten years ago — Britain and Egypt signed an agreement ending financial differences over Egyptian seizure of the Suez Canal. Five years ago — Turkey threatened to withdraw from a conference on the political future of Cyprus. • — One year ago 8 The French Mediterranean fleet searched for a French submarine missing with 52 men aboard, and hope faded for a lost Israeli submarine. CAMPER DRIVER KILLED ROBINSON, 111. (AP) — Lowell chapman, 34, of Robinson, was killed Monday when the camper truck he was driving overturned on a country road two miles west of Robinson. Two passengers, Michael Beard, 20, and Edward Johnson, 19, both of Robinson, were not injured. Law For Today... MENTAL CRUELTY IS GROUND FOR DIVORCE Q. Can a woman get a divorce if she is going through the menopause and has a husband who tells her she ought to be in a mental hospital? If I continue to live with.him I will be a mental case. A. No one has to live with a spouse who is endangering his or her mental or physical health. Mental cruelty (and physical cruelty, too) is a ground for divorce in Illinois—provided it is "extreme and repeated." Physical cruelty has been recognized as a ground for divorce for a long time. Mental cruelty was added by the 1967 legislature. —Illinois State Bar Association After Pueblo Capture Destruct System In Spy Ships Now WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy says, that improved destruction equipment was in stalled in the sister ships of the USS Pueblo after the intelligence vessel were captured by North Korea just over a year ago. The acknowledgement came after Pueblo Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher told a Navy court of inquiry in California last week that he had been denied such equipment on two ocassions "because of money and time." The court of .inquiry, which has been taking testimony In the Pueblo case, has generated heated controversy over Bucher's statements that superiors twice rejected his requests for a system for swift destruction of secret intelligence equipment and documenjjj. ^ Asked why tpe Pueblo was not provided with this equipment, the Navy said the subject is being covered by the court of inquiry. However, the Navy did say that "improved destruct equipment has been installed in all ships of the Pueblo class," and that this was accomplished after the Pueblo was seized Jan. 23, 1968. — Bucher told the five-admiral court last week that his ship had only fireaxes and sledgehammers to break up equipment and an incinerator for burning papers. Some critics have contended that former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara implied that the Pueblo's crew was able to accomplish extensive destruction of sensitive equipment and materials before being overwhelmed by the North Koreans. Columbus, on his second voyage in 1493, brought cattle and other farm animals to the islands of the West Indies. Arguments On Shapiro's 11 Judges SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) — he Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday and took under advisement the challenge to 11 judges appointed by former Gov. Samuel H. Shapiro. Atty. Gen. William Scott has asked the court to invalidate the appointments made Jan. 11, less than 48 hours before Shapiro left office. Scott, represented by Chicago attorney Donald H. Reuben, argued that the 1967 law which Shapiro cited in naming the judges was unconstitutional because it was not passed in a referendum by the voters. Reuben argued that in effect the legislature was attempting to change the Constitution. "No one can appoint judges," Reuben said. The 11 judges, named to fill vacancies in judicial circuits in Cook County and downstate, were defended by Peoria attorney John Cassidy. People In The News LOS ANGELES (AP) — City fireman Richard A. Novak may wear a moustache, but it must be "neat and trim, leave the entire upper lip exposed and not extend below below the corners of the mouth." Judge Lloyd S. Davis made the ruling in Superior Court Monday after a 90-minute debate between Deputy City Atty. Jack L. Wells and Novak's lawyer, Barry Satzman, who sports a large moustache like the one Novak wants to wear. "The size of a fireman's moustache does not affect his efficiency," said Satzman. Not so, said Wells: Fire Chief Raymond N. Hill ordered moustaches to be "neat and trim" not only to insure a measure of uniformity in department personnel but also to make certain that there be no impediment in case a fireman needs an oxygen mask in the line of duty. ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Jacqueline Onassis plans an indefinite stay in the Greek capital, reliable sources say. Mrs. Onassis arrived here Monday aboard a yacht from her husband's private island of Scorpios. BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota—a state with very little horse racing—now has a law prohibiting discrimination against women jockeys. Gov. William L. Guy went along with the horseplay in the state legislature by signing the bill Monday. Racing in the state is largely confined to fairs. NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Richard Burton has been offered $74,000 for a pear-shaped pearl he bought last week for ?37,000. Aaron Frosch, Burton's lawyer, said a man who identified himself as Prince Alfonso de Bourbon Asturias told Frosch he wanted to give the pearl, known as La Peregraina, to Queen Vic toria-Eugenia, former Queen of Spain. © 1969 by NEA "Wei!, comrade, thanks to you, we will still be the first to put a man ON the moon. Of course, taking a man OFF the moon—that's something else!" Today In Washington WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmortem studies of U.S. casualties in Vietnam reveal a large number of the young men killed in the conflict would have faced possible heart attacks in later life had survived war. I.t. Col. Kenneth H. Cooper, an Air Force flight surgeon, said a forthcoming report from the Army will show that the percentage of casualties with signs of hardening of the arteries is up over what it was during the Koiean conflict. Cooper said studies during the Korean fighting reported that as many as 30 per cent of the casualties between ages 18 and 23 had signs of potentially dangerous hardening of the arteries, a condition which can lead to coronary heart attacks. He said the evidence of hardening of the arteries among the troops would not have affected their combat effectiveness because of their youth, but the condition indicated potential trouble in later life. Cooper, director of the Aerod space Medical Laboratory of the Air Force hospital in San Antonio, Texas said the early hardening of the arteries comes from a 'lack of sufficient exercise, plus high fat diets and cigarette- smoking" among American youths. NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Lee Remick has been divorced from her husband since November, her attorney says. The blonde actress went to Juarez, Mexico Nov. 23 to obtain the divorce from director William Colleran. Miss Remick, 33, married Colleran in 1957 and they have two children. POPULARIZED IIAT The Homburg hat was popu larizcd by Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VU of England), while he was visiting Bad Homburg, a fashionable spa in Germany in the 1890s. Starts Wednesday Sgjp APPLE FILMS pmtfltt > KING FEATURES product* The Beatles ellcwI Submarine MM by Deluxe United Artists I •e»»f#» ran DMHunt Ummm, I 90m tmum SfMhMt OMIIM) «* 7:30 P.M. ALSO 2nd FEATURE 9:10 P.M. —-ENDS TONIGHT— Frank Sinatra I MICHAEL CAINE LADY IN CEMENT ' I DEADFALL 7:30 P.M. J | 9:15 P.M. WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to establish a Cabinet-level Department of Peace will be reintroduced next month in the U.S. Senate, this. time with Majority Leader Mike Mansfield as cosponsor. Sen. Vance Hartke, D-Ind., who first introduced the measure last year, said Mansfield's support enhances the possibility of early Senate passage. A similar bill will be introduced in the House by Rep. Seymour Halpern, D-N.Y. The legislation would create an international peace institute and transfer five existing federal agencies to the new department: the Agency for International Development, the Peace Corps, the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, the International Agricultural Development Service and the Export- Import Bank. WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Edward M. Kennedy says his HEADS NEW COUNCIL — Daniel P. Moynihiut who was named by President Nixon to direct a new Cabinet-level Council for Urban Affairs, is shown meeting with newsmen in the White House. Moynihan indicated the new administration is likely to recommend a partial dismantling of the Office of Economic Opportunity, with its responsibilities going to cabinet departments. (AP Wirephoto) late brother, Robert F. Kennedy, had decided to make only one try for the presidency. The Massachusetts Senator said in an interview Monday that if his late brother had lost his 1968 bid for the White House "he said he would just go back to the Senate and not run aiiain." Capital Footnote The National Welfare Rights Organization proposes a minimum annual income of $4,400, higher welfare payments and more dignity for recipients. The organization announced Monday it will ask the Nixon administration to boost jobs while maintaining adequate incomes for welfare recipients unable to work, including mothers who stay home to care for families. Capital Quote "I believe we need new initiatives and new leadership on the part of the United States in order to cool off the situation in the Mideast. It needs to be de- insed."—President Nixon. STADIUM STARTS WED. Ph. 242-5S63 7:30 P.M. SHALAKO FROM CRC PLUS SECOND ACTION FEATURE A SEIMUB PICTURES PRESENTATION ROD TAYLORCHRISTOPHER PLUMMER ULil miWERCAMILLASF^RV DAUAH LAV. THE HIGH COMMISSIONER 9.35 P rV* IN COLOR • won^ C^WMA miuswe COWOMIDH —ENDS TONIGHT— "AN EMOTIONAL AND SEXUAL TUG OF WAR!" ' niiii -Ctff Magazine. JANE FONDA-PETER McENERY III NUT (ifll A wmW »A r i:i »ju .i . 7:30 (LaCuree) M m mti r t mmmEmmm ir rum. 'JRRESISTIBLEr-UH? cotuweiAncnmisANMt IsiiiilitSIED FOH MATURE AlinlFNftt' 9:15 P.M.

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