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2—A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 19G9 DEATHS and FUNERALS Richard Harriss Funeral Friday At Fairfield Funeral services for Richard M. Harriss, 37, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixon- Johnson Chapel in Fairfield. The Rev. Sheldon Thomas will officiate and burial will be in Maple Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Dixon-Johnson Funeral Home, where friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Thursday. Dick, as he was known to his many friends in Jefferson and Wayne counties, was found dead, from a shotgun wound in the stomach, yesterday afternoon at his home on Route 3, Fairfield. Mr. Harriss, a Register-News printer and machinist, was the aparent victim of an accident while cleaning his .16 gauge gun. Wayne County Coroner Thomas Cannon said equipment for cleaning the gun, which had rusted, was found near the body in the garage. An inquest is pending. Completed New Home Mr. and Mrs. Harris had recently completed construction of a new home, in a pretty rural setting near a small lake, northeast of Fairfield. Mrs. Harriss, the former Mary Ellon Watson, is a teacher at Thursday Rites For John Darnell Of McLeansboro Funeral services for John Edward Darnell, 62, of McLeansboro, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Allen will officiate and burial will be in the church ce.netery. The body will lie in state at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mr. Darnell died Monday evening at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was born Dec. 29, 1906, in Hamilton county, the son of John E. and Mary (Miller) Dar! nell. He was married in 1937 to Alice Trout, who survives. Other survivors include one son, John A. Darnell, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Ella Mae Parkhill and Mrs. Beulah McMahon, both of McLeansboro, Mrs. Anna Mae Harrelson, of Areola, Mrs. Mary Sue Gibbs of Pontiac, Mich., and Betty Darnell, at home; two brothers, George Darnell, of Stonington, 111., and Billie Darnell, of Moline; four sisters, Ellen Hockenberry and Mrs. Nettie Williams, both of Carmi; Mrs. Myrtle Buchanan, of Sims and Mrs. Faye Christian, of Chicago; and six grandchildren. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were up 50c. The top was 20.25 and 20.50 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 20.00 for 220 to 230 lb. meat type hogs. Sows were 12.75 and 15.75. Boars were 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morning: Wheat 1.25. Soybeans 2.52. Corn 1.12. New Central Church Minister Here March 2 -o- -o- Dies At Age 87; Funeral Friday Fairfield high school and sheji i ^< f. and Mr. Harriss were faithful! M TS. \*\QTQ jhOW fans of the Fairfield high school basketball team. Mr. Harriss was official scorekeeper for the team. They are former residents of Mt. Vernon. When they lived here Mr. Harriss was a machinist-printer at the Register- News and Mrs. Harriss was on the Mt. Vernon high school faculty. After they moved to Fairfield Mr. Harriss commuted daily to his job at the Mt. Vernon newspaper and, on the way home Mrs. Clara Belle Shaw, 87, of 720 Perkins, died at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Memorial hospital. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (AP) — Estimates for Thursday: Hogs 5,500, cattle 700, calves 100, sheep 200. Hogs 6,000; barrows and gilts 50 higher, 1-3 200-250 lbs 20.7521.50, 2-4 240-280 lbs 19.50-20.75, sows 25-50 higher, 1-3 300-400 lbs 17.88-18.00; boars 14.25-15.50. Cattle 1,200, calves 100; slaughter steers good and choice 950-1,100 27.50-28.50, slaughter heifers, choice 850-1,000 lbs 26.25-27.00; cows utility 17.0019.50; bulls 21.00-23.00; choice vealcrs 38.00-42.00; good and choice calves 18.00-26.00, Youth Injured In Car-Bus Crash South Of City Willard Shields, 19, Centralia, was reported in satisfact o r y conditions in the Good Samaritan Hospital today with injuries suffered in a car-bus accident Sheep 300; lambs choice and; 031 '^ thi s morning, prime 80-110 lbs 29.00-30.00; ' state Police in DuQuoin said ewes 7.00-8.50. Chicago Produce (AP) — Chicago a car driven by Michael Hawkins, 18, Rt. 1, Mt. Vernon, collided with an empty Mt. Vernon lik'.h School bus driven by Kenneth E. Mays, 43, Mt. Vernon, CHICAGO .Mercantile Exchange-Butter 1 at 7:10 a.m. today four miles Funeral services will be held j wholesale buying prices; 93 *>o>ith of Mt. Vernon on Rt. 37. at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Myers , oCO re AA 66; 92 A 66; 90 B 63%; ! Shields was a passenger in Chapel. The Rev. Tracey Dees 1 g 9 c 60y 2 ; Cars 90 B 64; 89 C the Hawkins car along with will officiate and burial will be in Memorial Gardens 62. Eggs wholesale buying prices: each afternoon, delivered The I tlie Myers Chapel where friends Register-News papers to towns i 1Tli y cuI1 after 4:00 p.m. Thurs- between Mt. Vernon and Fair- 1 day field. I Mrs. Shaw was born March A modest, friendly man, Dick'24, 1881 in Wayne county, the Harriss was a master machinist j daughter of Joe and Eunice and often was called by area j (Haynes) Patterson. She was newspapers to repair various ] married to Herman Shaw The body will lie in slate at i prade A whites 45; mediums 43; standards 41; checks 27 V*. St. Louis Produce printing machines. Mi'. Harriss was born July 6, 1931 in Grand Rapids, Mich., the son of Marion and Lucille (Woodworth) Harriss. Fifteen years ago he was married to Mary Ellen Watson, who survives. Mr. Harriss was a member of the First Christian church Fairfieid. He was .a veteran of the Korean War. Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Harriss of Carbondale; one daughter, Mary Kay, 13, at home; one son, Richard, 11, at home; one brother, Donald Harriss of Palo Alto, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Bischoff of Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Carolyn Sue McGuire of Bloomington, 111. Salem in April, 1961. He sur- vh es. Mrs. Shaw, a housewife, was a member of the Bethel Taber- ftU'.-lC. Survivors, besides her husband, include four daughters, Mrs. Mary Lyons, Mrs. Fern Davis, and Mrs. Thelma Guthrie at j all of Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Merle Hawkins of Helena, Ark.; one son - , Lynn Goldman, of Mt. Vernon; 14 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs, con- at i sumer grades: A large 41-45, A Ru'n Ann Nordin, 18, Rt. 3 Mt. Vernon. Miss Nordin and Hawkins were treated and released at the Good Samaritan Hospital. The accident victims were taken to the hospital by the Litton Ambulance Service. Pearl Moulding Of McLeansboro Dies Early Today Mrs. Pearl G. Maulding, 59, of McLeansboro, died at 7:50 a.m. today at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Gholson Chapel in McLeansboro with burial in Crouch cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Gholson Chapel where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Mrs. Maulding was bora May 21, 1909, in Hamilton county, the daughter of Raleigh and Gertrude (Latham) Simonson. She was married to Roy Maulding who preceded her in death. Survivors include one bon, Roy Don Maulding, of Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Peggy June McCullough, of Albuquerque, N.M.; one brother, Alva E. Simonson, of Woodstock; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Satterfield, of Elgin; and four grandchildren. medium 39-43, A small 28-31, B large 35-38, wholesale grades: standard 36-38, medium 32-34 unclassified 22-23, pullet 24-25. Hens, heavy 14; light, over 5Vis lbs 9; under 5% lbs 6; broilers and fryers 26y 2 -27V4. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No '2 hard yellow 1.44Vin; No 2 soft red 1.38Vin. Corn No 2 yellow 1.19V»n. Oats No 2 extra heavy white 77n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.64%n. Soybean oil 8.65n. Floyd Tanner Of Greenup Dies; Former Resident Relatives here have been notified of the death of Floyd Tanner of Greenup, 111., a former resident of Mt. Vernon. Mr. Tanner was employed at the shoe factory here for several years. He died Saturday in the Effingham hospital, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday and burial was in the Greenup cemetery. He was a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Oliver and Mrs. Ruby Elliott of Mt. Vernon who attended the funeral. Mr. Tanner is survived by his wife, the Former Anna Oli- major production cutbacks ver of this city; three sons, j the industry for two years. GM, Jim of Miami, Fla., Ray of Bee- J however, was not cutting pro- cher, 111., and George of Yates! duction. — City, 111.; and several grand Wall Street NEW YORK (AP)—The stock market moved • unevenly tliis afternoon in moderately active trading. Gains held a lead of about 60 issues over losses on the New York Stock Exchange, cutting an initial advantage of around 175. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon fell 1.49 to 936.91. Gradual weakness developed in blue chips as the session wore on. General Motors was down more than a point, while other major auto stocks held on a fairly even keel. Wall Street was concerned over the first Yippie Free On $1,000 Bail CHICAGO (AP) — A Circuit Court judge ahs sentenced Abbie Hoffman to 15 days in jail for re- sis* ing arrest but dismissed the charge which led to the Yippie leader's arrest. Hoffman, 31, of Ne York City was sentenced Tuesday by Jud Kenneth R. Wendt for resisting police detectives who arrested him, during the Democratic National Convention, for having obscene word written on his for- liead. However, Judge Wendt dis- m.ssed a disorderly conduct charge against Hoffman, say- sa/ing the obscenity offended only the policemen and not the public. The judge added a year's probation to the 15-day sentence, uVnied Hoffman a new trial and released him on $1,00 bond. In another case, William Bathhurst, 32, of Kansas City, Mo., was fined $300 for striking a policeman during a disturbance Aug. 26, the first day of the convention. Hugh H. York is the new Minister of the Central Church of Christ, Tenth and North, Mt. Vernon. Mr. York will assume his duties as the senior minister at the church Sunday, March 2. He comes to Mt. Vernon after a fifteen year ministry at the Central Christian church in Beloit, Wisconsin. Previous ministeries were at Alba, Missouri, Bowen and Toluca, Illinois. During his 15 years at Beloit, there were 445 additions to the church. A new building was constructed and paid off within six years and today is valued at about $250,000. Missions giving increased to 18 per cent of the'church budget, which has been doubled during this period of time. He has been speaker and program director of the church sponsored radio program each week, "The Path of Power," which began in 1959. Mr. York has served as Trustee of the Minnesota Bible College, Minneapolis, for ten years. He has been director of the Rock River Christian camp, located near Polfo, Illinois, for eighteen years and was serving his second term as dean of faculty at the time of his resignation from the Beloit congregation. He also served on the board of the Wisconsin Missionary Asociation and as president of the convention each year. Mr. York's wife, Evelyn, a former Minnesota Bible College student, is active in various phases of church, women's and children's work. Mr. and Mrs. York have three children: Gary, a senior and Max, a sophomore at Lincoln Christian College, both ministerial majors and Muriel, a sophomore in high school. A daughter-in-law, Mrs. Gary York, attended Lincoln Christian College two years, majoring in Christian education and transferred to Illinois State University, Normal, where she is now a senior in elementary education. The Yorks will be making their home in the parsonage at 311 north Tenth. Two Illinois Executions Set SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Illinois Supreme Court affirmed today the death sentences j-of two Chicago men and set their executions for March 28. The court said the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Willi im Witherspoon case did not affect the two sentences. Witherspoon's death sentence has been reduced, because prospective jurors who were opposed to capital punishment we~e systematically excluded trom the panel at the trial. In today's opinion, the court upheld the sentences of Henry Mallett and Lyman Moore. Mallett was convicted of murdering Martin Kruk in 1963 during a robbery and Moore was found guilty of the 1962 slaying of Bernie Zitek in a tavern. The Supreme Court said the tenor of the examination of ju- rois in the two cases was unlike that in the Witherspoon <-ase. Above 7 Pcf. Mortgage Boost Hits Usury Laws By WALTER K. MEABS Associated Press Writer ARAB MOB AT BRITISH EMBASSY (Continued From Page One) DuQuoin Recall Petitions Void Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial in) Admitted: Mendenhali Rites At Whittington Herman Mendenhali, 72, of Benton, died at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Whittington. The Rev. Stanley Joplin will officiate and burial will be in Kirk cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Johnston Funeral Home where friends may call at 5:00 p.m. today. Mr. Mendenhali was born July 8, 1896, in Illinois, the son of Elias and Amanda (Kirk) | Mendenhali. He has married to Gladys Erwin, who survives. Other survivor's include one daughter, Mrs. Glenda Galloway, of Ina; one brother, Orlin Mendenhali, of Decatur; and five grandchildren. children. A Slow Start- Only Six Votes Cast In Primary Election Here Armour paced the list on volume and advanced 2. General Host revised its offer for Armour shares. General Host lost more than a point. Ling-Temco-Vought rose a couple of points. The company was reported to be looking for a ! Good Sam aritan sharp rise in 1969 results. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was off .1 at 357.2 with industrials off 1.3, Thomas William Devine, Waltonville. Loran Ivan Bumpus, Bonnie. Margaret Alene Gajewski, Waltonville. Discharged: Mrs. Ramona Kathleen Taylor and baby daughter, Amy Cath- lcen, 1115 Oakland. Voting in Mt. Vernon's city | rails unchanged and utilities up primary election is getting off , 1.3. to a slow start this week Pre- election absentee balloting began Monday, and, by this morning, only six votes had been cast. Three other absentee ballots had been mailed out from the city clerk's office. Absentee balloting, by mail, will end on February 20, and, 65 Stocks the last day to vote in person will be February 22. The primary election will be held February 25. Besides nominating c a ndi- dates for mayor, two councilmen, city clerk and city treasurer, Mt. Vernonites will also vote on a proposal for annexation of a Summersville area to the city. Prices were irregularly higher on the American Stock Exchange. Admitted: NEW YORK (AP) - Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Indus. 936.91 off 1.49 20 Rails 273.50 up 0.21 15 Utils. 138.04 up 0.38 340.95 up 0.10 BIRTHS CIRCUIT: COURT DEATH ON ROUTE 3 COLUMBIA, HI. (AP) - Donald -C. Kruse, 40, of Rock Hill, Mo., was killed Tuesday night in a traffic accident on Illinois I 3 about two miles south of Columbia. Fines assessed in circuit court included: Marvin L. Gates, Benton, $11 on charge of speeding; Curly Robinson, 1021 south 13th street, $25 on charge of transportation or possession of alcoholic liquor; Roger D. Hayes, 401 south 17th street, $25 on charge of transportation or possession of alcoholic liquor; Freddie N. Hicks, 1100 south 25th street, $25 on charge "of no driv- j era license. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howell of Route 1, Bluford are the parents of a son born at 12:30 o'clock this moring, January 29, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and 12 and one- half ounces, -o- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Arnett of Belle Rive are the parents of a daughter born at 11:45 o'clock Tuesday morning, January 28, in Good Samaritan hospital. She weighed four pounds and 14 ounces. — -o- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Kirgan of 2809 College are the parents of a son born at 6:38 o'clock this morning, January 29, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He weighed, ejght pounds and 15 j Vernon. 1 ounoes ' { I Kathryn Waugh, 44 Cherry Dr. Pearl Yandell, 918 Conger. Kathryn Moore, 514 South 13th Annie Graves, Hickory Grove Manor. Willie Shepard, M u Iberry Grove. Mary Haynes, 713 White. W. W. White, 2420 Casey. Jessie L. Tate, 308 Forest. Varga Cleggett, Sandoval. Diane Daily, Carbondale. Brenda Laswell, 609 East Harrison. Thomas Durham, Route 7, Mt Vernon. Oscar Dixon, 1006 1 ,* South 10th. Donna Turner, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Discharged: Claude Garrett, Kinmundy. Barbara Cockrum, Route 1, Mt. Vernon. Karen Sneed, Bonnie. Marlene Hooper, Route 5, Mt. Vernon. Creta Williamson, H i ckory Grove Manor. Roderick Freeman, 1109 South 6th. Robert Karch, 327 Bell. Mary E. Miller, 1215 South 24th. Helen Maxey, Route 3, Mt. Vernon. Mary Haley, Waltonville. Darlene Neisen, 811 Jordan Gale White, 112 North 12th. Leroy Roberson, Ina. Beatrice Flota, Route 1, Mt. SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Petitions seeking the recall of Mayor Jack Struck and four city commissioners of DuQuoin were held invalid today by the Illinois Supreme Court. The tribunal ruled the recall procedure was unconstitutional because it applies only to the commission form of government. In its opinion, the court termed the recall procedure special legislation because it does not apply to aldermanic or managerial forms of local governments. "Either the recall procedure should apply to all forms of municipal government or it should apply to none," the opinion added. A citizens group sought the recall of the five DuQuoin officials who approved changes in city building codes. Two commissioners were recalled at an election in June. Struck and two others filed for renomination. One commissioner later withdrew. Struck and two of the commissioners appealed after the Circuit Court in Perry County upheld the recall action. TET TRUCE PLANNED BY BOTH SIDES (Continued From Page One) PUEBLO CAPTAIN COULD GET MEDAL ... OR PRISON (Continued From Page One) said. Other regulations carry other penalties. The court has warned Bucher he is suspected of violating a Navy regulation saying "the commanding officer shall not permit his command to be searched by any person representing a foreign state nor permit any of the personnel under his command to be removed from the command by such a person, so long as he has the power to resist." "But I don't think that indicates a thing," said Osborne, "It's necessary to advise him of his rights not to testify in that area. I give warnings like that to people here in my office every day. To a lawyer, it's sort of like saying good morning." Hyland could decide not to act on the court's recommendation at all. Or if he feels too sympathetic with Bucher, or too adverse toward him, he could give the recommendation to one of his senior officers for action. Bucher or any of the crewmen could submit statements to Hyland or his designated senior officer by appealing the recommendations, Osborne said. And they could appeal any of Hyland's actions to the Bureau of Naval Personnel. Finally, he said, they could appeal any action by court martial to the court of military appeals. DIVORCE GRANTED One divorce, Shirley A. Higginson vs. Virgil L. Higginson, was granted in Jefferson county circuit court Tuesday. * u 1 who has several times taken a pu! lie stand ' against capital punishment, recalled that he hhd appealed to the Baghdad government before the executions to spare the lives of all 14. Egypt's Middle East News Agency reported the new trial in Baghdad began Tuesday night behind closed doors. It said the defendants were accused of working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. it did not mention the number of defendants, but London sources had reported earlier that 35 persons, 13 of them Jews, would be tried by Iraq's revolutionary court on charges of spying and sabotage. In Baghdad, Information Minister Abdullah Salloum Samer- rai told a news conference Israeli forces were preparing to attack Iraq's forces in Jordan in reprisal for the public hanging Monday of nine Jews and five other (Iraqis convicted of spying ror Israel. Israel Enraged The Israelis were enraged by the executions, and their government denied the victims had been spying for Israel. The executions also provoked varying degrees of condemnation in several foreign capitals. "This is a purely internal affair with no room for intervention by any other country," Sa- merrai said of the trials. Iraq already has announced its forces are in a state of military readiness for any Israeli reprisal. The U.S. State Department announced it has urged Israel not to retaliate. Diplomats in Washington believe a reprisal raid coming so soon after Israel's Dec. 28 commando attack on Beirut International Airport might start another full-scale war. State Department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey told a news conference in Washington: "The position every American administration has taken regarding the cycle of pi-ovoca- tions and reprisals has been a consistent one. It should be avoided." Iraq hanged the 14 alleged spies Monday despite clemency appeals from the United States, Britain, Pope Paul VI and U.N. Secretary-General U Thant. Travelers arriving in Beirut from Iraq said mobs in Baghdad howled for more executions as the hanged men dangled from gallows in the city's central square. More "Spies" To Hang? "This is just the beginning. More spies will meet the same fate," a radio commentator de clared. Israeli Prime Minister Levi Eshkol wrathfully blamed the world for "turning a blind eye to the fate of Jews in Arab countries." He quoted the Bible: "Oh daughters of Babylon, that art to be destroyed, happy shall be he that repayeth three as thou hast served us." The British government decried the executions and drew a protest from the Iraqi government, which charged that the Israeli propaganda machinery was "out in full force to slander Iraq and feature the hangings as a program against Iraqi Jews." British Jews held a torchlit mourning vigil in London put- side the Iraqi Embassy and cheered when students climbed to its roof and raised an Israeli flag. One of the students was knifed in a struggle with guards on the roof. Seek To Rescue 8,500 Jews Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, cabled Secretary-General Thant that he is seeking Big Four backing for U.N. intervention to get 8,500 Jews out of Iraq, Syria and Egypt. Thant held a strategy session in New York with his special Middle East peace envoy, Gunnar V. Jarring after calling at a news conference for moral pressure by the Big Four to achieve a Middle East settlement. State Department sources in Washington recalled that President Nixon at his news conference Monday said he and the National Security Council would review "the entire range of op- present the song program, tions that we have", in the Mid- TJhe, .Rev. T.E. Harper wili dje East next Saturday. spealj on "Need Of A Revival". WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nixon's administration's new directive on government-insured mortgage rates presents several states with a peculiar problem —the interest payments authorized by the federal government violates their usury laws. In a White House meeting Tuesday, George Romney, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, reported the apparent conflict between the 7% per cent federal allowances and the interest rate limits imposed by seven states. Romney announced Friday, that federal rates were being raised to 7% per cent in order to keep money flowing into the house market. The states with laws forbidding interest as high as IV* per cent are Michigan, where Romney was governor, Illinois, New York, Iowa, North Carolina, South Carolina and North Dakota. No special action is planned on the matter, a Housing and Urban Development spokesman said later, since Romney's order set only the upper limit on rates. The spokesman said mortgage lenders in states involved will not be able to charge the maximum interest. In some other states, he said, the one-half per cent loan insurance fee charged by the Federal Housing Administration and other mortgage charges could raise the new rate above permissible levels. "The mortgage lender has to watch out for this," the spokesman said. "It's quite a complex thing." Dlrksen Sees Conflict GOP Senate Leader Everett M. Dirksen said the increased interest rate was authorized so Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Administration leans Would continue to attract mortage lenders. He said if people don't like the rate and "gtt something that is better they will buy something that is better." But, said Dirksen, from the viewpoint of somebody with money to lend, "if you have the dough in your left hind pocket and somebody flashes 8*4 per cent at you, what are your going to do?" Dirksen added that the usury question was producing "somewhat of a conflict because if the state law says you cannot go abeve that level, then you are in trouble." Name Srarman Counsel For Leon McKinney Lawrence J. Starman has been appointed attorney for Leon McKinney, 23, 1301 south 9th street. McKinney and Jerry Taylor, 18, 907 Cleveland, are currently being held in the Jefferson county jail. The two have been charged with the Januajj^J robbery of Miss Sadie Lu^Jfc Public Defender Joe Frank Allen will defend Taylor. Grand Jury Set In March Jefferson County State's Attorney Frank Walker Tuesday filed a petition calling for a grand jury. A total of 23 people will be called for grand jury duty at 9 a.m. March 3. Several people are being held in the county jail or have been released on bond awaiting grand jury action. Cars Collide At Tenth And Casey One major accident was reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday. An accident at Tenth and Casey involved cars driven by Carol I. Patton, 17, 2225 College and Harold D. Parker, 35, 1700 Pace Avenue. Th Patton car was damaged about $75, the Parker auto over $100. 2 MORE AIRLINERS HIJACKED TO CUBA (Continued From Page One) crew escaped injury. A spokesman said two crewmen were wounded when a second chopper, a UH1, was hit by ground . fire and crashed 19 miles southwest of Da Nang Tuesday afternoon. Another OH6 was shot down and one of its crewmen was injured during an operation near Saigon in which American soldiers were trying to encircle a Viet Cong force. Apparently the force slipped through the U.S. lines and escaped. The enemy force, estimated at 50 to 150 men, opened fire Monday on troops of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade who were moving into an area 19 miles southwest of Saigon. About 1,000 American soldiers poured into the marshlands by mid-evening in an effort to surround the enemy, but an officer said, "It looks as if some of them slipped through before we could complete the cordon." After two nights of heavy air and artillery bombardment, only 17 dead Viet Cong were counted. But on the fringes of the battlefield the American forces captured 18 tons of rice,, and a huge stockpile of munitions, including 37,000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition, nearly 400 mortar rounds and recoilless rifle shells, 456 mortar charges, 575 mortar fuses, 100 pounds of TNT, 38 antitank grenades, 29 booby traps and 220 gallons of gasoline. Since the beginning of the year, American and South Vietnamese forces have seized more than 1,000 tons of munitions and foodstuffs. U.S. headquarters announced that another cache uncovered Tuesday by the U.S. Marines two miles below the demilitarized zone yielded 19,905 machine-gun rounds 323 hand grenades, 27 rocket grenades, 72 mortar rounds, 15,000 small arms rounds and a heavy machine gun. toria Sikorski said the two hijackers rose from seats in the forward compartment and stuck a gun in her back. Gaining entrance to the cockpit, one of the men held a gun on pilot James Brown. As the crew watched, the other hijacker brandished a green and white cigarette carton from which four reddish-brown sticks of dynamite were protruding. The hijacker expertly linked wires to a short fuse and, ua- der the eyes of Brown and the other crew members, peeled off a match and made a motion as if to touch off the fuse. Passengers aboard the National plane returned to Miami aboard a special plane that picked them up in Varadero, Cuba. They told newsmen in Miami that one of their fellawtavelers caused more trouble^ on the flight to Havana than the two hijackers. Ronald J. —Toth, 34, a Nation reservation agent from Mimai who boarded the plane in Los Angeles, said the man was intoxicated when he got on at New Orleans. "He was jabbering away. lie wanted to stay in Havana. I kept talking to him and trying to keep him quiet," Toth said. "He had an electric shaver and stole cigarettes from, a.sail- or in uniform," the agent said. The National hijacking , delayed a reunion for Luis Sierra Valdes, among those taken to Cuba. .'• ! • He is a Cuban native who has been in this country for 10 years and was headed for a reunion with 13 members of his family, who now are also refugees from the Castro regime. They finally got together,- at Miami's Freedom Ho use,.the State Department center..'.for such refugees. When you are making deep dish meat pies, prick that top crust to allow steam to escape. ROY SAYS: Wesley Program The Wesley United Methodist church will present a special program tonight, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Bob Jones family and a special trio, Cathy Estes, Mary Estes and Kathleen Kenney will AUTO SHOW See you at the Ramada Inn this weekend ^jjjjf 1969 Auto Show. Roy Atkinson W-G MOTORS Call 242-6420 "The Used Cmr Leader** Volume—Qu«JJty--Price

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