Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 29, 1969 · Page 5
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 5

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 29, 1969
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WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 29, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THE CHEERLEADERS and their sponsor present proceeds of the Teenage Dance to Bob Davis, 1969 March of Dimes chairman. From the left are Betty Stewart, Terry Michel, Paula Puckett, chairman, Mr. Davis, and Dorothy Carter, sponsor of the cheerleaders. (David Hunt Photos) •ij. -o- -O- -O- -O- -0" -o- -o- -o- THE TEEN AGE PROGRAM for the March of Dimes this year was huge success. This dance, In the girls' gym, after the Mt. Vernon-Centralia basketball game, was sponsored by the cheerleaders and their sponsor, Mrs. Dorothy Carter. The Teenagers, with Paula Puckett as chairman, also conducted two bread sales. The teenagers raised $449 with the special events. Nothing Under The N See-Through Dresses By LEONORA DODSWORTH AP Fashion Writer ROME (AP) — Near nudity has become the cliche of spring- summer Italian fashion shows but today Antonelli added new shock-transparent dresses with not even a body stocking underneath. To top that, Antonelli's designer, Sergio Malta, designed the dresses with tongue in cheek. They were demurely styled, long sleeved and high necked and might have been worn by a Victorian Jane Eyre- type heroine if only they had had plenty of petticoats underneath. Not only were there no petticoats there was no nothing except bare living flesh. The collection began with a snappy group of beach costumes MUSGROVE SHOE STORE'S FOR ALL THE FAMILY LAST 3 DAYS FOR ALL THE FAMILY Thurs., Fri., Sat., Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1 SOME AS LOW AS $1.00 DISPLAYED ON TABLE WOMEN'S NATURALIZER LIFE STRIDE SMARTAIRE MISS AMERICA HUSH PUPPIES MEN'S PEDWINS HUSH PUPPIES ACME BOOTS CHILDREN'S BUSTER BROWN ROBIN HOOD HUSH PUPPIES HANDBAGS DRASTICALLY ^ REDUCED HOSIERY BACHELOR GIRL 2 0 88* North Side Square You Expect And Get A Better Fit At / SHOEJTOIL- ^ Mount Vernon, Illinois i Elephant Walks For Birth Control In India By MYRON BELKIND Associated Press Writer RATANGARH, India (AP) — ilt a time when elephants in the United States are the symbolic center of attention; a 25-year-old female pachyderm has begun a life-long walk through India's often inaccessible villages toj spread the message of family planning. j This elephant, strictly nonpolitical, made her debut before 300 excited residents of this rural community 100 miles north- past of New Delhi. Purchased for $780 by 60 private individuals who donated SIS each, the elephant is to walk about 20 miles and visit five villages a day, dispensing contraceptives via its trunk at government-subsidized prices—less than one cent for three contraceptives—and distributing handbills and literature urging the various birth control methods. Her name is Lai Tikon, meaning Red Triangle, the symbol of the government's family planning program which is seeking by various means to slow down the increase in the country's population—now estimated at 530 million and increasing by 30 000 a day. Although she has about 60 years of walking left, no one expects Lai Tikon to visit all of India's 560,000 villages in her lifetime. instead, her owners hope she will demonstrate a new and economical communications medium for family planning. One of the walk's organizers explained that many villagers have no access to the radios or newspapers that are used extensively to publicize the family planning program. As Lai Tikon enters a village, she will be recognized easily. A hu'ge inverted red triangle is painted on her forehead. On her flanks are two bright r<d and yellow cloth signs, one bearing the four faces of a happy Indian family and the other a triangle with the message "Lai Tikon Mera Nax. Khushi Batna Mera Kax." It means "My na.'ne is Lai Tikon. My job is to spread happiness.' The elephant walk is a nongovernmental affair, and its or- gfjizers have insisted on personal anonymity. Many, however, work for the Ford Foundation and the U. S. Agency for In'ernational Development. Lai Tikon has had a favorable effect on the village of Ratan- garh. Since her arrival a week ago, five persons have volunteered for sterilization operations—three more than were performed in the last two years. BARBS By PHIL PASTORET They call them the "golden years" because they're so expensive. We're more than willing to try some of that new hair goop they're advertising, if the goop people will only clue us to where we can get some hair to try it on. in natural-colored linen or crunchy silk. Tightly buttoned bosom-brief jackets were teamed with long skirts or flared pants. The pants were sometimes topped by bamboo- belted mimiskirts. Big-brimmed bush hats in fine straw completed the look. Dresses were short—about four inches above the knee. They were sleeveless with plunging V necklines and had' accordion pleats fanning out from the center front waistline. The current favorites, vests and jumper dresses, dutifully made their appearance. They were worn with silk scarves knotted in the neckline. WORLD ALMANAC FACTS Architect Benjamin Latrobe, The World Almanac notes, claimed Virginia's great houses were shabbier than European mansions because of the remoteness of 18th-century America. "An unlucky boy," he wrote, "breaks two or three squares of glass. The glazier lives 50 miles off. An old newspaper supplies their place in the 'mean time.' Before the 'mean time' is over* the family gets used to the newspaper and think no more of the glazier." Copyright © 1968, if ft WJ »pftp#r Enterprise A«»n. the fun placenta shop... EXCEPTIONAL Fine quality cotton,•• Made for long wear, feature strong reinforced hem. Stock up and save! Reg. 2.29 81 x108" Flat or Full Fitted 2.47 2 For $1 SHEETS 29 72 x lOB" nmt or twin Htted Slock up note at our low price! Hurry in for big savings! Some slight irregulars and closeout stock make this the towel sale of the year! Choose quality towels in prints 'n plains, colors. Each 72 x 60" cotton ... ROANOKE' DESIGN THROW COVER 93 Colorful way to protect your furniture. Laminated foam back. Colors. 72x90" 7.99 72x120" 10.99 SPECIAL SAVINGS SAVE $1 Reg. $2.99 - Lightweight 'LINWOOD' BLANKET For year 'round comfort! Warm, lightweight solid ^ color blanket is generously bound in matching nylon. Top colors. 72"x90". 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