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2^-A THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 1959' DEATHS Emma C. Womack Dies At Age Rites Saturday Emma Cara Womack, 88, of 1304 South 26th, died at 6:55 p.m. Wednesday at Jefferson Memorial Hospilal. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the First Church of God. The Rev Herbert D. Nobles will officiate and burial will be in West Salem cemetery. The body will lie in slate at the Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday and will be removed lo (lie church at noon Saturday. Mrs. Womack was born June 16, 1880, in Jefferson county, the daughter of Zack and Sophia (Risley) Sexton. She was married to George M. Womack on Dec. 7, 1898, in Jefferson county. He preceded her in death on March 16. 1954. Mrs. Womack was a member of the First Church of God since 1913. Survivors include two sons, Glenn Womack, of Mt. Vernon, and Guy M. Womack, of Dunlap, 111.; four daughters, Georgia Savage, of East St.. Louis, Mary Leek, of Harvey, 111., Lora Belle King of Berwyn, 111., and Grace Border, of Mt. Vcmon: two brothers, Thomas H. Sexton, of Mt. Vernon, and David Sexton, of Scheller; one sister, Mary Wood, of Pinckneyville; two half brothers, Earl Sexton of North Platte, Neb., and Edgar Sexton, of Salem, Mo.; one half sister, Mildred Denham, of Caseyville, 17 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren. Albert Gibson Dies At Age 66; Rites Saturday Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson, 66, of Rt. 5, Mt. Vernon, died at 1:00 a.m. today at Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Glen Boice will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell cemetery. The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday. Mr. Gibson was born April 18, 1902, in Mt Vernon, the son of Samuel and Rado (Cowger) Gibson. He Was married to Laura Soper Aug. 30, 1927, at Centralis. She survives. Mr. Gibson was manager of the mens department of the Mammoth Department Store for 37 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Rotary and played varsity basketball for Mt. Vernon high school. Survivors, besides his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Sue McPherson, of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, W. Guy Gibson and Everett (Mike) Gibson, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Whitson, of Texico; and three grandchildren. Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister. Charles Shipley Dies Wednesday !n Mt. Vernon Charles Allen Shipley, 77, Rt. 7, Mt. Vernon, died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in the Good Samaritan Hospital. Graveside funeral services for Mr. Shipley will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Harper officiating. Mr. Shipley, a retired superintendent of a bottling company and a salesman, was born June 1, 1891 in Carmi. He was the son of Charles and Elizabeth (Allen) Shipley. He was married to the former Emma Speck on Dec. 11, 1911. Mr. Shipley is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Isaac of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Handley of Alton; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by one son, two brothers and two sisters. Friends may call at the Pulley Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today. Hijacker Turns Up In Canada; Berkley's Kin MONTREAL (AP) — An American writer, wanted in the United States on charges of hijacking a chartered plane and going to Cuba, said Wednesday anybody who makes unauthorized trips to Cuba these days is "out of his mind—he may wind up dead." Alben Truitt, 35, grandson of the late Vice President Alben Barkley, said he has no personal knowledge of hijackers or hijacking—claiming he was innocent of the charge—but conversations in Cuba led him to regard it an extremely dangerous game. He said he was guilty only of foolish conduct in hiring a chartered plane, ostensibly for a short southern Florida hop, then paying the pilot to take him to Cuba. The pilot claimed that Truitt forced him to fly to Havana by holding an explosive device to the back of his head. — In an interview, Truitt said, "I can't speak from personal experience, but from what I heard I was led to believe the Cubans take a bloody dim view" of unauthorized journeys to the Communist island. Truitt said that though he was not in the hijacking category he was himself first held under house arrest in Havana after his arrival last: Oct. 23. Then on Nov. 30 he went under solitary confinement in prison until his release late in January. "I just confess I was terri- 1 fied," said the —- brown-haired Truitt who despite his troubles seemed full of high spirits and confidence. He said he went to Cuba in the hope of writing a book because, as a journalist, he was unhappy about the Cuban story being told to the American people. Instead he was finally placed aboard a France-bound Cuban ship, which he left at Saint John, N.B. He made —a brief swing into the United States, then re-entered Canada and was detained in Montreal Jan. 17. Ordered Deported The Canadian Immigration Department denied Triutt's application for landed immigrant status Wednesday and ordered him deported. He is appelaing the ruling and his detention. There was no immediate word on where he would be sent if the ruling is upheld. Markets Mt. Vernon Hog Market Until 12:30 p.m. today prices were up 25 cents. The top was 20.50 and 20.75 for 200 to 220 lb. meat type hogs. The top was 20.25 for 220 to 230 lb meat type hogs. Sows were 13.50 and 16.50. Boars wee 9.00 and 10.00. After 12:30 p.m. today prices will be based on next day's prices. REDS DIDN'T SEIZE PUEBLO SISTER SHIP (Continued From Page One) Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this morning. Wheat 1.25. Soybeans 2.52. Corn 1.12. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (AP) — Estimates for Friday : Hogs 4,000; cattle 200, calves 50, sheep 25. Hogs 4,500; barrows and gilts 25 to mostly 50 higher; 1-2 25 head, 220 lbs 22.00; 1-3 200-250 lbs 21.25-21.75 ; 2-4 240-280 lbs 19.50-21.25, sows steady to 25 higher, 1-3 300-400 lbs 17.5018.00, 2-3 400-650 lbs 16.50-17.25, boars 14.25-15.50. Cattle 500, calves 50; slaughter steers good and choice 24.0028.00; heifers good and choice 22.50-27.00; cows utility 18.0020.25; bulls 21.00-23.00 choice vealers 38.00-42.00; good and choice calves 18.00-26.00. Sheep 50; part deck choice 10 lbs shorn lambs with all pelts fully steady 30.00. Hospital Notes Mc- Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Karen Raye Mydette, Leansboro. Erwin Paul Hays, Nason. Clyde N. Beckham, Texico. Jessie Irene Moore, Ashley Road. Discharged: Thomas W. Devine, Waltonville. Edna LaVerne Schuster, 209 South 4th. William James McCord, Keenes. Good Samaritan Admitted: Willard Shields, Centralia. Rose Betlejewski, Scheller. Dorothy Hodge, 811 South 18th Orval Duncan, 624 Meadowbrook. Elsie Dixon, Scheller. Lucille Nue, Dahlgren. Libbie M. Esmon, Bluford. Ronald Thyberg, 1106 Gilbert. iwnaid Howard, 622 Kensington. Peggy England, 411 North 6th Irene Quinn, 2414 College. Gayle Nunnery, 103 Waggoner Road. James Woodward, 509 O p- dyke. Discharged: Sharon Turpin, 909 North 7th. Patricia Bryant, 228 South Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange — Butter wholesale buying prices: 93 scoie AA 66; 92 A 66; 90 B 63%; 89 C WVz; Cars 90 B 64; 89 C 62. Eggs wholesale buying prices: grade A whites 45; mediums 43; standards 41; checks St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eggs, consumer grades; A large 41-45, A medium 39-43, A small 28-31, B large 35-38; wholesale grades: standard 35-37, medium 31-33, unclassified 22-23, pullet 24-25. Hens, heavy 14; light, over 5>4 lbs 9; under 5Va lbs 6; broilers and fryers 26.50-27.25. Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) — Wheat No 2 hard yellow 1.43% n; No 2 soft red 1.37%n. Corn No 2 yellow 1.19V 2 n; No 3 yellow 1.17y 3 . Oats No 2 extra heavy white 77n. Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.65n. Soybean oil 8.75n. Wall Street NEW YORK (AP) — A stock market recovery gathered some strength this afternoon. Trading was active. Gains outnumbered losses by only about 75 issues on the New York Stock Exchange, but blue chip gains bolstered averages. The Dow Jones industrial average at noon rose 2.98 at 941.07. The Associated Press average of 60 stocks at noon was up 1.1 at 358.2, with industrials up .5, rails up 1.2, and utilities up .7. Chrysler, which has been battered recently because of its plans to cut back production in February, spurted more than a point as it reported record sales and earnings for 1968. Other blue chips improved as the list moved to the upside after four sessions of very narrow irregularity. Some of the investment money which has been lying on the 16th. o - James Redpath, Route 4, Mt. ! sidelines was coming back into Vernon. j the market, brokers said. Infla- James Eater, 1511 Salem Rd.. tional developments were cited. John R. Stull, 1715 Oakland. | Among these were the increase Cecil C. Carey, Route 1, Mt. j n consumer prices, a hint that Vernon. I an increase in the federal debt Vonna Chesney, 1600 South, limit will be sought and the Charles Rippy's Sister 3s Dead Mrs. LaVange Claggett, 73, of Sandoval, died at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Wilson Funeral Home in Odin with hov. Becker officiating. The body will lie in state at the Wilson Funeral Home where friends may call after 6:00 p.m. today. Mrs. Claggett was born Aug. 13, 1895, in Odin, the daughter of James and. Eliza Ann (Davis) Rippy. Survivors include one brother, Charles Rippy, of Mt. Vernon, and one sister, Mrs. Eda Nicholson, of Sandoval. She was preceded in death by her husband,. one daughter, one sister and two brother^ 29th. W. W. White, 2420 Casey. David H. Sammons, 313 Opdyke. Cora B. Dobbs, Dix. Lillie M. Pearce, Ewing. Fred Wiegand, Route 7, Mt. Vernon. Charles Willis, Tamaroa. Sophia Skortz, Scheller. Eva Lewis, VValtonville, Georgia Hayse, 2519 Broadway. Vera Crider, 605 Oak. Ruth Berst, 417 Harrison. Mary Heidler, 217 South 17th. Brenda Laswell, 609 East Harrison. Michael Gay, 1103 South 26th. Hershel House, 925 South 19th. Danny long, 1003 South 20th. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Francis Emmitt Moore of Ashley Road are the parents of a daughter born | at 7:49 o'clock this morning, January 30, in Jefferson Memorial. She weighed nine pounds and six ounces and has been named Stephanie Jo. -o- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Robert Coats of 518 North 11th street are the parents of a son born at 3:35 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, January 29, in Good Samaritan Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and five ounces. | highest interest rate for a U.S. Treasury note since 1865. Youngstown Sheet gained 2 and Avnet about 1 X A after they had terminated merger discussions and Youngstown said it was considering a new merger proposal from Lykes. Lykes advanced more than a point. Prices were mixed on the American Stock Exchange. NEW YORK (AP) — Dow Jones noon stock averages, 30 Indust 941.07 up 2.98 20 Rails 274.33 up 1.16 15 Utilities 139.06 up 0.99 65 Stocks 2.44 up 1.41 Trichinosis At Washington, Mo. WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Packing plants in Washington, Mr., which ship meat outside the community were probably not involved in a recent outbreak of trichinosis, Dr. Frank G. Mays, city health officer, said Wednesday. Mays said the trichinosis parasite, which thrives on improperly cooked pork, has been brought under control after affecting an estimated 47 persons. The health official said he wculd issue a full report on the outbrfak Monday. I operate out of Japan because of an agreement with that country forbkiing use of Japan-based aircraft in engagements with unfriendly forces. After Johnson described the forces available to him, Rear Adm. Marshall White of the five-admiral court said: "Then we really had a contingency plan to use forces that didn't exist. There was no help available- for her?" Answer: "No forces were available to me." Q. "Then there were no forces readily available to come to the assistance of the Pueblo as I understand your on-call arrangement with the 5th Air Force and the 7th Fleet?" A. "They (the forces) were instructed to go into action any time they received word from any source that assistance was needed. But each command had to go back as far as CINC-PAC (Commander In Chief For the Pacific) to get final authorization to use these forces at the time of an incident. The 5th Air Force was the only military organization which had available within a reasonable distance any aircraft—not from Japan but primarily from Okinawa and possibly from South Korea, although it was somewhat difficult at least at my level to determine what availability there might be in South Korea." Q. "Okinawa was so far it would not have been too feasible?" A. "As y*u are aware, the distance is 500 miles from Okinawa." .Q Rear Adm. Edward Grimm: "Were there any communications... with CITC- PAC during the incident?" A. "The telephone was used. I believe the first call was about 2:20 p.m. to CTTC-PAC, and I was advised that the 5th Air Force reported delay of possibly about three hours before they could have aircraft in the area." Johnson said he was not in favor of arming intelligence vessels because "we had successfully carried out 16 missions in unarmed status. . and I did consider they (the guns) hiight well be provocative." He agreed with Bucher, regarding communications with headquarters, that the Japanese mountains made it hard to link frequencies. He said he did not consider tliis critical: "There was no instance that at any time tliia created a critical problem in operations." The Banner was the first of its type of intelligence ships; the Pueblo the second. E. Miles Harvey, civilian attorney for Bucher, asked Clark: "do you have any recommendations or thoughts or anything else that might bear on this investigation by this board" "Armament and weapons and how they are used have possibly been overemphasized," Clark said. "In my personal opinion, these ships should not have been armed, "When you're going down the street in your home town, what size of a pocket knife should you carry against a robber who has guns. "I don't think protective forces would do any good. I don't think they could have gotten there in time to be of any appreciable help." Clark said he felt future intelligence ships should be faster and have compartmented construction so the ship would float in case of a ramming. Clark now is range-safety officer at the Pacific missile range at Point Mugu, Calif. Clark said he had been harassed by Chinese and Russian vessels. Q. Adm. White: "Was there ever a possibility your ship would be rammed." A: "Quite a few times they aimed directly at me and changed course at the last minute. In one case I had to back down and use full rudder to avoid collision. In another case a large auxiliary ship had been escorting us for about a week. His relief (ship) was coming, so he opened to about 1,000 yards and then he came at us at maximum speed. My officer of the deck said *Capt. We'd better get under way." I said I'd watched him for a week and he's a good j ship handler, he'll miss us. At the last possible minute he veered at 20 yards. His crew was yelling at us, 'Goodbye' in English. And when he got out a couple thousand yards he collided with his own relief." Clark said he thought he had an excessive amount of classified material on board and that he did not have adequate means to destroy it while within the 100-fathom line. He said that explosive devices for the destruction of the material were considered but that he rejected them as being impractical, that it could be destroyed only by throwing it overboard in weighted bags in water more than 100-fathoms deep. Burning was not practical because it would have taken too long, he said. Clark said that opening sea valves to scuttle the ship would have taken about 20 minutes and that it would have taken "a Small Children Found Abandoned In Apartment PARK FOREST, III. (AP) — Two small children, who police said appeared as though they had not had anything to eat or drink for several, days, were found abandoned in their Park Forest apartment home Wednesday night. Both Lisa Diamond, 2%, and her sister, Monique, 6 months old, were taken to St. James Hospital in Chicago heights where they were reported in good condition early today. Police were summoned after persistent telephone calls by relatives and queries to the phone company failed to get any response from the widowed mother of the two children, Vicki Diamond, 21. Officers found the children in separate cribs in each of two bedrooms. In a third bedroom they found a television set on and the telephone off the hook. A missing persons report was filed on the mother. An unidentified neighbor told officers Mrs. Diamond "seemed 'very depressed" when the neighbor last saw her Sunday night. Police said it appeared likely the children had had no nourishment since early in the week. Three Accidents Here Yesterday; 3 Drivers Cited Three accidents were reported in Mt. Vernon yesterday. There was considerable property damage but no injuries. A car driven by Charles E. Rohlfing, 19, 14 W e s twood, struck a mail box on Broadway, near 28th street. The car was damaged over §100. Rohlfing was charged with driving too fast for conditions. An accident at 18th and Cherry involved cars driven by Odessa Hall, 47, 423 Forest and Bertha J. Kendricks, 35, 1624 Forest. Both cars were damaged over $100. Bertha Kendricks was charged with failure to yield right-of-way. Cars driven by Horace W. Cooper, 27, 1110 South 25th and Jerry D. Porritt, 29, Herrin, collided in the 600 block of north 12th street. The Porritt car was damaged about $75. Cooper was charged with backing without due caution. Charge Students Get Pot By Mail CARBONDALE, HI. (AP) — United States Treasury agents ha'e charged three Southern Illinois University students with bringing marijuana into the country illegally by mail. Although at least a dozen persons have been charged with marijuana violations on the SIU campus in the last two years, none have been accused of importing marijuana. The three were identified in charges filed Tuesday before U.S. Commissioner Charles C. Hines as Jerome Solomon, 22, a junior from Chicago; Robert Levin, 21 a sophomore from Glencoe, and Kathy Ann Secrest, 21, ville. They were released on bond. A hearing will be set in Carbondale. Agents said a person shipped one and a half pounds of marijuana from Acapulco, Mexico to "Judy Rome," whom they identified as Miss Secrest, in care of "Jerry Sulomon." Capt. Carl Kirk, SIU security officer in charge of narcotics investigatioh, said he participated in the investigation which lasted about a week. Nuns Object To Progressive Garb, Teaching ! ROCKFORD. 111. (AP) — j Three nuns are being withdrawn from teaching assignments at a Roman Catholic school in Indiana because the pastor objected to their progressive dress and teaching. Sister Corrine Dais, one of the nuns leaving Consolidated Indiana Harbor Catholic Elementary School at East Chicago, said the pastor, the Rev. John Zubak„ "objected to the freedom nuns now have," to their new mode of —dress and to "more progressive views of teaching religion." The three are members of the Rockford Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis. Three other nuns from the order's Chicago province were dismissed last month by the pastor of a New York City parochial school in a similar situation. The Rockford Province announced Wednesday the — nun would be withdrawn in June from the Indiana parochial school. Sister Celestine Schall, head of the province, cited "an essential conflict of values and principles as understood by the school Sisters between —the renewal of their order with those held by the pastor." She said the order believes it nuns should be placed where they can be "most effective" and where "there is reasonable hope that their mission can be achieved without undue psychic stress on the presons involved." Father Zubak is pastor of Assumption Parish, one of several parishes which jointly set up the Consolidated School in 1966. Sister Lenora Maier, a member of the province's executive board, said the order now allows —each sister to wear anything she chooses which is "appropriate to her age and profession." For instance, she said, the sisters may wear slacks on a sports outing. The order still has an optional "modified habit" but many of the sisters do not wear it, she said. The order teaches evolution as a means God may have used in creation—a view which some clergy object to. It also teaches the importance of conscience in religious activities. Sister Lenora said all three nuns who will be withdrawn from the school are in their 20s. The other two are Sister Suzanne Hyde and Sister Kathleen McCaffrey. In addition to three teaching nuns from the Rockford province, the Indiana school has six lay teachers and nuns from three other orders. Weather Hardships Across The Nation Beloit Paper Sold To Chain BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — Sale of tne Beloit Daily News to Haga- d( no Newspapers of Coeur d'aiene, Idaho, was announced Wednesday by Walter A. Strong, publisher. The News becomes the second Wisconsin newspaper to be acquired by the Hagadone group which purchased the Rhinelander Daily News last May 1. Hagadone Newspapers ia a division of Scripps League Newspapers, Inc. Prisoner Hangs Self In Jail Mount Carmel Airman Killed MILTON, Fla. (AP)—A naval flight instructor from Illinois and his student pilot were killed Wednesday in the crash of their plane north of Whiting Field, the Navy reported today. The victims were Lt. (j.g.) Joseph T. Johnson, 24, whose widow, Shirley, lives in Milton and whose parents are Mr. and Mrs. Hal R. Johnson of Mount Carmel, HI.; and Ens. William C. Denison Jr., 26, of Seattle, Wash. Johnson and Denison were on a training mission when their plane went down. The cause was not immediately learned. few hours" for it to sink. Asked if the question of risk had been discussed with him before he took out the Banner, Clark said: "The general feeling was that the risk was not very high because everything we were doing was in accordance with international law, was in the open and on the high seas where any ship had the right to be." Asked by Bucher's attorney if he believed the results of such spy ventures justified the risk, Clark replied: "Yes, I did. I am not so sure since the Pueblo, but prior to that time..." < ' , BELLEVILLE, 111. (AP) — A prisoner was found hanged early today in a shower room in the St. Clair County Jail. The inmate, Wilson W. Sims of East St. Louis, was to have v><?en transferred to the Vandalia State Penal Farm today to s«"vc a one-year sentence for four traffic violations. Deputy Sheriff Richard Schaab said he made a routine chock of cells about 5:20 a.m. and 20 minutes Wer he found the prisoner's body. Nixon Goes To 2 Prayer Breakfasts WASHINGTON (AP )— President Nixon went to two prayer breakfasts today with government leaders and promised to dedicate himself to making the years of his administration "great years for our nation and the world." He said whether peace and freedom survive in the world depends on "whether we succeed or fail," but predicted that sustained by faith and "the prayers of millions of people across this land and the world" America will meet its challenges. Nixon spent 2% hours at the prayer breakfasts and then went back to the White House for a space briefing and conference with the three Apollo 8 astronauts. On Wednesday, he told some 700 officials charged with carrying out his foreign policy that there is plenty of room in his "Forward Together" administration for any dissenting views they may hold. "Where there are strong dissenting views on foreign policy, I want these views, too," the President told a gathering of State Department officials. Today, Nixon and his wife Pat first joined some 600 Cabinet, defense chiefs and congressional leaders for an 8 o'clock prayer breakfast. There, he quoted the advice of his Quaker mother, who had suggested an inner peace—"peace at the center"— was required for facing big problems and troubles. An hour later, he joined some 2,000 others in the ballroom of the Sheraton Park Hotel, sponsored by Senate and House weekly prayer breakfast groups. The President returned to discussions of the nation's role in space after the breakfasts, when Apollo astronauts Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders came to the White House to talk about their historic moon mission. ALLEN DULLES DIES; HEADED CIA 9 YEARS (Continued From Page One) books on the subject of spying. Former President John F. Kennedy, during whose administration the Bay of Pigs o» curred, retained Dulles in his $22,000-a-year post when he took office. Dulles was a member of the Warren Commission that investigated Kennedy's assassination and concluded the President was killed by one man, Lee Harvey Oswald. Dulles' resignation as CIA head came a few months after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. The White House said, however, Dulles had planned before the Cuban incident to retire. Dulles, who looked more like a grandfatherly schoolmaster than the director of a global espionage network, was a brother of the late Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. A CIA spokesman said his death about U p.m. EST Wednesday resulted from complications following an attack of the flu and pneumonia. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clover Todd Dulles; a son, Allen Macy Dulles of Wassington; two daughters, Mrs. Clover Dulles Johnson of New York City and Mrs. Joan Buresch of Zurich, Switzerland; and three sisters, retired diplomat Eleanor Lansing Dulles of Washington, Mrs. Margaret Edwards of Rye, N.Y., and Mrs. Nataline Seymour of New Hartford, N.Y. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Snow and freezing rain hampered travel in many northern states today and closed schools and curtailed business activities in parts of the west. Fog and rain produced additional motoring hazards in the Midwest, the lower plains and the South and continued downpours brought flood threats to ' Indiana. Hardest hit by heavy snows 1 were the Pacific Northwest, portions of the central Rockies and the northern Plains. Bitter- cold weather worsened the v hardships in the Northwest and in parts of the plains. Schools in many areas of western Oregon remained shut down today. Freezing rain glazed highways in parts of the great lakes region and extended eastward to New York for the second day in a row. Blizzard conditions lashed the Columbia gorge and sections of ' Oregon. State police closed an interstate highway for a time because of a 12-car pileup and decreased visibility. Loggers unable to get into woods because of deep snows left many lumber mills without logs. Other businesses suffered similar problems as customers simply stayed home rather than venture into the snow and cold. Washington Gov. Dan Evans declared a state of emergency') in his state's Mason County,; buried under 40 inches of snow." in someplaces. National Guardsmen used special snow vehicles 1 to deliver food to isolated farm 1 families in Okanogan County, in ! north-central Washington,! where a similar emergency ex*-> isted. s Indiana rivers and streams* flooded hundreds of acres of* bottomland as mounting ice jams dammed up accumula-,-; tions of rain and meltin snow..v Communities affected included: 1 Lafayette, Fort Wayne and Elk--, hart. State Police delivered*; sandbags for volunteers to try to keep water out of homes in the>' Elkhart-Bristol area. '•• Thieves Get $30 At Local Laundry Thieves broke into two machines at Hazel's Laundry, on west Broadway, last night and stole about $30. They apparently u^ed a bolt cutter to snjp locks on a money- changing machine and a soap dispensing machine. MEETINGS Jefferson Chapter No. 680 O.E;S. A stated meeting of Jefferson Chapter No. 686 Order of Eastern Star will meet Tuesday evening in the Masonic Lodge at Opdyke. Meeting time 7:30 p.m. All members of the Order are welcome. Arline Dare, W.M. Marguerite Piper, Sec. Circuit Court Fines assessed in circ u i t coi»rt included: Jerry Gilligan, I20(i south 28th street, $10 on charge of following too closely; Roger A. Karcher, 11 north Highland, $10 on charge of careless driving; Patricia A. Phillips, Chicago, $10 on charge of speeding; John E. Miller, Thompsonville, $10 on charge of speeding; Betty R. Greene, R. R. 6, Mt. Vernon, $10 on charge of failure to yield right of way at unmarked intersections; Donald R. Wiggins, Rt. 4, Mt. Vernon, $15 on charge of illegal mufflers and $15 on charge of careless driving; Wilma L. Buckman, 1100 Jones, $10 on charge of backing from driveway without due caution. BOB SAYS: Sport Special Mercury S-55 Hardtop $1895 Stylish, one owner, G6 Mercury fastback. It's up to date with bucket seats, power steering, power brakes and automatic drive. It has the style, performance, and quality that every motorist wants in a car. A great price on a great car! Bob Williams W-G Motors Call 342-8420 "The Used Car Leader" Volume—Quality—Price

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