Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 28, 1969 · Page 12
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 28, 1969
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANTTARY 28, Our Men In Service -0- -o- -o- RALPH E. WILTON Private First Class Ralph E. Wilton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Wilton of R. R. 2, Belle Rive is now serving in Vietnam. Wilton took his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and served at Fort Hood, Tex. before being assigned to Vietnam duty. Wilton, a 1966 graduate of Wayne City High School and a 1967 graduate of Bailey Technical School in St. Louis, will be working as a mechanic in, or around Pleiku, Vietnam. For friends who wish to write to him, his address is: PFC Ralph E. Wilton, U.S. 56590051, HHC 4th Eng. Bn., 4th Inf. Div., San Francisco, Calif. 96262. * # * VIETNAM Jan. 15 — Marine Sergeant John C. Morgan, husband of the former Miss Nancy Kirkpatrick of 1004 S. Seventh St., Mount Vernon, HI. is serving with the Fifth Communication Battalion, Force Logistic Command (FLO in Vietnam. The battalion provides communications service, for the Third Marine Amphibious Force headquarters and has units located throughout South Vietnam's northernmost tactical zone. Communications personnel deal with equipment from individual receivers to complex telephone systems serving the entire area of operation. Force Logistic Command, (FLC) with Headquarters near Danang, receives and processes more than 40,000 supply requests a month. Its drivers covered more than a million and a half miles last year, distributing more man 300,000 tons of cargo and . nearly 8,000,000 gallons of water. FLC is the largest, supply, service and maintenance support organization in the Marine Corps.' 'It serves U.S. Marine and Republic of South Korea forces in the five northernmost provinces of South Vietnam. • • * U. S. ARMY, VIETNAM—Master Sergeant Charles R. Chalcraft, son of Alvin Chalcraft, Golden Gate, HI., received the Army Commendation Medal, Dec. 30 while serving with the 1st Infantry Division Artillery near Lai Khe, Vietnam. He earned the award for meritorious service as a communications chief in Headquarters Battery of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery. The Army Commendation Medal is awarded to personnel who while serving with the Army distinguish themeslves by heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service. The medal was established by the Secretary of War on December 18, 1945. His wife, Maria, lives at 402 S. E. Fourth St., Fairfield, 111. -o- -o- -o- THE EARLYBIRD CATCHES THE BENEFITS! Buy life insurance early for yourself and your family, and you'll have more time to reap me harvest of your investment. See Your M.F.A. Agent Ken Bell 128 N. 9th 242-4211 DONALD G. HORTON Donald G. Horton of Mt. Ver non received a U.S. Navy honor when he was selected as the "Man of the Month" for Decern ber from the crew of USS Permit. As a reward he and his wife were guests of the Santa Monica Bay Conucil of the Navy League for a weekend of entertainment They were special guests at the Navy League's Christmas Happy Hour and Dinner. Horton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Horton of Mt. Veron. * • * Bobby Duane Pigg, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Pigg', Mt Vernon, has enlisted for three years in the Army with his pro- enlistment choice guaranteed. Pigg enlisted on 13 January and will receive 5 weeks training in Postal Operations to include postal financial operations; mail handling, distribution and dis patch; administrative procedures, directory service; international and customs mail. Enlistment processing was accomplished through Sgt. Russell Hayes, the local Army Recruiter. * * * NHA TRANG, VIETNAM Jan. 15 — Boatswain's Mate Second Class Gary L. Greene, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby G. Greene of Route 6, and husband of the former Miss Joyce E. Dunham of 324 Spruce Drive, all of Mount Vernon, 111., was awarded a let ter of commendation. The presentation was made during ceremonies at the Navy's Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, Unit Four, Nh'o Trang, Vietnam. He received the letter for courageous action while serving as a crewmember of Inshore Undersea Warfare Group One, Western Pacific Detachment, Unit Four skimmer patrol boat in Vietnam. His letter read in part: "... His aggressiveness in striking at a strong enemy position from open and lightly armed boats in extremely restricted waters resulted in seven enemy killed in action, and prevented many others from escaping." A graduate of Mount Vernon Township High School, Boatswain's Mate Second Class Greene entered the service in January 1965. * * * FT. MYER, VA.—Army Specialist Four Thomas H. Coleman III, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Coleman II, 1317 Raymond Way, Charleston, S.C., was assigned Jan. 8 to Headquarters Company, U. S. Army, Ft. Myer, Va., as a stenographer. His wife, Marcella, lives at 511 N. Adams, West Frankfort, 111. Sp/4 James McKeever is now stationed in Germany. He is a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School. His address is: Sp/4 James McKeever, R A 56578651, 128th Evacuation Hospital, A.P.O. New York, N.Y. 09154. U. S. ARMY, VIETNAM—Army Private First Class Larry D. Woods, 20, son of Mrs. Retta M. Woods, 1113 Prairie, Mount Vernon, HI., was assigned last month to the 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam as an electrician. * * * LONG BIEN, VIETNAM—Floyd D. Eller, son of Mrs. Hazel E. Eller, 911 Warren Ave., Mt. Vernon, 111., was promoted to Army sergeant first class Dec. 12 near Long Bien, Vietnam, where he is assigned to the 553rd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company. His wife, Betty, lives at 4301 67th Way N. St. Petersburg, Fla. NORMAN E. VANCE Mr. and Mrs. Byron Vance of Bluford have received word that their son, Army Pvt. Norman E. Vance has arrived at Phu Bai, Vietnam, which is East of Da- Nang. Vance took his training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. and completed basic field artillery course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Dec. 5. Training included the use and care of artillery weapons, from heavy machine guns to howitzers, as well as ammunition handling. Much of the training centers on preparation for combat in Vietnam. Trainees learn counterinsurgency and Viet Cong war tactics. • Many of the instructors are Vietnam veterans themselves and pass on to the trainees their benefits from practical experience. Vance is a graduate of Webber Township High School of Bluford and Sams Technical Institute of Evansville, Ind. Prior to his induction he was employed by Sturdi-Built of Mt. Vernon. PHU BAI, VIETNAM (AHTNC) —Army Private Glenn D. Schuster, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Schuster, 20? Ninth St., Mount Vernon, HI., was assigned Dec. 24 to the 27th Engineer Battalion near Phu Bai, Vietnam, as a combat engineer. His wife, Sherry, lives at 1831 Stanley Ave. * » * TJ. S. ARMY, VIETNAM—Army Private First Class Shular R. Smothers, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Smothers, Route 4, Fairfield, 111., was assigned to the 1st Calvary Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam Dec, 23 as a helicopter mechanic. His wife, Linda, lives in Inglefield, Ind.. * * * DONG TAM, VIETNAM—Charles R. Brumley, 20, son of Mr, and Mrs. George W. Brumley, Route 4, Mount Vernon, HI., was ipromoted to Army specialist four ; Dec. 26 near Dong Tarn, Vietnam, ! where he is assigned to the 93rd Engineer Battallion's Company A as a welder. His wife, Vickie, lives at 313 Perkins St., Mount Vernon. SP. 4 GARY TIMMONSJ left and JFAMES R. ROBINSON, 6oth of Mt. Vernon, arrived recently at the Mt. Vernon Airport for short leaves. TImmons, Che son of Mr; ,and Mr*. TfBirmsn TJbnmons, 901 Conger, has completed a four of duty wtt& tne. Army In Vietnam. Robinson, a Marine, Is the hns&and of fite former Connie Boswell. He Is scheduled to leave for Vietnam Soon. Launie Robbed 161 Times NEWS BRIEF AUSTIN, Tex. AP) — Former President Lyndon B. Johnson, his wife, and their daughter, Luci Nugent, prayed Sunday for Luci's husband, whose base in Vietnam was hit Saturday night. Airman l.C. Patrick J. Nugent was with his unit at Pham Rang Air Force base when it was attacked and hit by mortar 1 and rocket fire. Spokesmen said ; Nugent was in barracks at the other end of the field from the attack, and was not involved in the action. ; The former first family prayed at the Catholic Student | Center where guitarists played ifolk music at the Mass. I "We heard Pat's base got hit pretty hard last night," Johnson Itold a bystander. "Don't think he's hurt. We thought we'd come over here and do a little praying." >>»» > HOME ON LEAVE after arriving at the Mt. Vernon Airport are these two area servicemen. At right is Sp /4 Roy D. Kohute, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kohute of Nason. Young Kohute, wounded in Vietnam after ten and one half months of service, is at home on a 36 day convalescent leave, enroute to Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas. At left is Lt. Gerald M. Harmon of Fairfield, who is on 80 day leave, enroute from Fort Sill, Okla. to Fort Richardson, Alaska. SEE JAMISON FIRST Easy Care 3-Bedroom Scenic Location iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii FOR OTHER HOMES OF DISTINCTION Call 242-0372 iiiiiiiiniiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiHiiiiiiii NEEDED - More Listings Of Homes In All Price Brackets. IlllllllllllllllltllllilllltllllllllllllllllflftllltllllllVllfflflllllllllllftttlllllfllllllllllllllllllVlIllUflltlllllllt Jamison REAL ESTATE SALESMEN-Bob Shaw-Mike Davidson By KATHEBINE A. PROKOP! Associated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Burglary has become almost a joke to Charley Laurie. In the past three years burglars have ransacked Launie's diner 161 times. You name it, they've stolen it: milk, ice cream, batter, a bag' of pork chops, pickle knives; bottle stoppers, kettles, baking pans, paper towels and brass knobs from the water faucets. "They'll take anything that Isiit fastened down," said Launie. "They even swiped my phone that "was nailed to the wall with four-inch bolts." Every window in the building has been smashed at one time or another, he said. "They've jimmied the door, crawled through: the smoke vent in the roof and pounded the side of the diner with a sledge hammer," he continued. "I'm waiting for them to start tunneling under the floor like moles." After 30 burglaries, Launie said he offered a $100 reward. "One fellow was caught. He got one to one and a half years in the workhouse," he said. "But when he cam'e out, he hit me again.'' "It's gotten to the place where Im almost too embarrassed to phone the police," Launie said. I finally decided to call them once out of six burglaries." Each day when he closes the diner, he loads everything moveable into the trunk of his car and takes the assortment TOM KISSNER, a Keenes farmer, is shown at the Mt. Vernon Airport after his solo flight. He received his flight instruction from Mt. Vernon Aviation; Nixon Holds Up Grant To l.C. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nixon administration is holding up a $25 million grant for the II- i'rois Central Railroad, approved shortly before Secretary of Transportation Alan S. Boyd ileft office to become the railroad's president. Boyd's successor, John A. Votpe, is delaying the final decision on the federal money while nviking a complete review of the dispute. Boyd, on vacation in the South Pacific before taking- over the railroad job, promised full cooperation with the inquiry. YOU Can Avail Yourself of the Services Offered by This Agency. Our Many Years of Experience Are Yours For A Call. VIRGIL T. BAILEY, INC. Chrysler Guts Car Production DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Corp. announced Monday it is trimming first-quarter production by 36,720 cars through shutdown of four plants for a week each and two plants for< two weeks in February. The cutback, Chrysler said, is "to bring car assemblies In Kne with projected sales" for the quarter. — Chrysler said, however, that its output of 470,034 cars in this year's first three months: still will top its January-March record, set last year by output of 468,034 automobiles. — Plants at Windsor, Ont., and Belvidere, HL, are to be shut down the week of Feb. 3; Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, and Newark, Del., the ewek of Feb. 10; Lynch Road, Detroit, and St. Louis, week of —Feb. —17, a Windsor and Belvidere again, week of Feb. 24. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. West side location, paved street, spacious panelled living room and dining room, 2 bedrooms, large kitchen with built in cabinets, built in bath, full deep dry basement, gas hot water heat, full lot, garage. For sale or trade. MAXIMUM HOUSE! MINIMUM PRICE! Ranch 3 bedroom home; w/w carpeting in living room, large kitchen with an abundance of built in cabinets, butft in bath, family room, utility room, large lot; garage. North side location. Shown by appointment only. Ouly $18,500.00. Owners might trade for your present home ">« this one. HEAVEN STILL PROTECTS THE WORKING MAN! Only $500.00 down, balance like rent buys S bedroom modern home, gas heat, basement, built in cabinets, built in bath, full lot, paved street. Within walking distance to Horace Mann school. O.T.O. (Out of town owner) wants to sell this 3 bedroom modern ranch home. Carpeted living room, built in cabinets, built in bath, huge family mom; corner lot, carport. Only $13,000.00. STRANGE HOW SOME HOUSES FAIRLY SMILE? This one does and rightly so with its exciting entrance hall leading to sunken living room and dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 ceramic tiled baths, huge family room with fireplace, kitchen with beautiful built in cabinets, stoev, dishwasher, garbage disposal, w /w carpeting throughout, big utility room, doable garage, gas heat, central air; large corner lot. Brand new and ready to move in. North side location. , IT'S TIME TO SEE tlds brick ranch home, consisting of 3 bedrooms,-2 ceramic tiled baths, huge carpeted living and dining room, stone fireplace, kitchen with many built ins including stove, dishwasher, etc. One of the nicest family rooms all panelled with a cork tilt- floor, double garage, gas heat, air ^conditioned, beautiful landscaped yard, patio. Immediate possession. West side location. TO BE SPECIFIC IT'S TERRIFIC! This lovely 3 bedroom modern ranch home, north side location; new w/w carpeting, built in cabinets, built in bath, carport, newly decorated inside and out. Immediate possession. Only $15,000.00. 3 ACRES. Located east of Mt. Vernon close to Summersville school. Modern 6 room home, basement, extra large, living room, 3 bedrooms, basement; double garage. 20 ACRES. Located north of Mt. Vernon on Jaycee Lak*> Road; 3 bedroom modern home, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, built in bath, built . in cabinets, basement, double garage, barn. Priced to sell. WANTED: LISTINGS. WE HAVE BUYERS WAITING. VIRGIL T. BAILEY, Inc. FHA Loans and 61 Loans Available We will make you a CASH OFFER for your Home or Farm "FREE PARKING FOR OUR CUSTOMERS" Tenth and Harrison Phone 242-4380 CALL BOB SHAW With Jamison Real Estate For All Your Real Estate Needs. Telephones Office Home 244-376* home. There isn't much; left in the diner at night to steal, unless they cart off the building. GOT PROSPECTS NEED LISTINGS of homes in the $10,000 to $20,000 price bracket k BURKETT'S REALTY 106 </ 2 N. 5th—Mt. Vernon, 111. CALL CHARLES CARPENTER FOR PROMPT ATTENTION TO YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS Wanted '%sv ^j^w* 1 Listings Y JBURKETT f REALTY Office 242-2860 Home' 244-0188 WE GET THE JOB DONE! LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH US— S ETIREMENT AT MS BEST—12 acres level landj small ooded area, extra nice 6 room home, new w/w carpets,, ] new kitchen cabinets, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, nice bath, ffne basement, new gas furnace, air conditioner, large barii, roomy garage, lots of outbuildings, beautiful rock gavden <— 8 miles east on new highway 15. Only $18,500. BUSINESS LOCATION—150' on west Broadway. Ideal business location. Priced to sell. FAMILY HOME—Excellent 9 room 2-story home, brick; large living room, fireplace, w/w carpets, form*! dining room, built In kitchen, %S/ t baths, 4 bedrooms, 2 dens, fine basement, gas heat, central air conditioner; garage, patio. No. 15 Rushton Drive. Only $26,900. ALMOST NEW 4-level home. Charming built in kitchen, stove and oven, w/w carpets, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, gas heat, central air conditioner; 2-car garage—Western Gardens. ! CHOICE LOCATION—Excellent 6 room 2-story home; large carpeted living room, fireplace, formal dining: room, nice kitchen, 3 bedrooms, l '/2 baths, full base-! ment with playroom, oil heat, screened porch, Immediate possession—2007 Lake street. VERY LIVEABLE 6 room brick; w/w carpets, larger living room, dining room, large kitchen, I'/i baths, knotty pine family room in basement, large enclosed porch, oil heat, storm windows; garage—Lincoln school district. No. 2 Lyons Court. Only $17,900. COZY 6 ROOM ranch. Tiled floors, nice kitchen and bath, 3 bedrooms, gas heat; carport-721 SE Crescent Drive—$11,900. I TWO BUSINESS BUILDINGS. Downtown, northwest corner 10th and Jordan streets. Priced to sell. BEAUTD7L 7 ROOM ranch, brick and frame; nice w/w carpets, cozy built in kitchen, dining room, 3 bedrooms, extra nice panelled family room, V/ z baths, utility room, gas heat, central air conditioned, storm windows, patio, 2-car carport—608 Pear street. SPACIOUS 7 ROOM ranch; carpeted living room, large built in , kitchen, dining space, den, 3 bedrooms, % baths, utility room, oil heat. 2811 Cherry street- Only $16,500. 4 ACRES wooded land. Ideal spot for new home—4 miles out on Richview Road. Only $4,250. NICE 6 ROOM ranch, stone and frame. Carpeted living; room, dining space, built in kitchen, stove and oven, 3 bedrooms, tiled bath, carport with large storage area; corner location—Western Gardens. Ouly $16,500. EXTRA NICE 4 rooms; w/w carpets, built in kitchen and bath, 8 bedrooms, full basement, gas heat; carport, beautiful corner lot— 2814 Mannen. Only $10,000. 5 ROOMS; bath, gas heat—$350 down, $30 per month—230 Casey Avenue. Only $2,850. MORTGAGE MONEY IS AVAILABLE SEE US FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST SELECTIONS OF REAL ESTATE IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS SEE A. HAROLD LOGAN C. WILLIAMS & RICHARDSON Broker Salesman 315 S. 10th LELAND ELLIOTT, Salesman JOHN H. CROSS, Salesman 242r0251 242-0252

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