Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 14, 1966 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURE Saturday high 45, low 30. Sunday high 53, low 29. 7:00 a.m. today 29. Do"ivntown noon today 58. MI VERNON REGISTER-NEWS WEATHER Southern Ulinota — Generally fair through Tuesday. Highs today from 50s to around 60. Lows tonight from mid 20s to low 30s. Highs Tuesday from SOs to low 60s, VOLUME XLVII—NO. 4O MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1966 30c Per Week ALDRIN NEW SPACE WALK CHAMP NEW »rr VERNON BANK-This artist's conception iihow. how the west side of the Mt. Vernon public square will look when the new six-story First National Bank and Trust Co. Is constructed in 1067 at Tenth and Broadway. The distinctive structure will have exterior walls of clear glass on the *;«t «oor and waUs S LCtId gold glass, which will reflect the sky. on the top five stories. The bulldh.g will be 100 feet by 100 feet and wiU rise 80 feet. I wlU contain a fuU basement, two banking floors, three floor, for rental offices, and the top floor for a dtaing area. (Delo Photo Craft) 7 File Petitions For Rend College Board Reds Maul Yank Infantry Company Killed Five To Make The Headlines By DAVE SMim MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A quite young man who felt nobody cared for him was under psychiatric care today, after the pistol killing of four women and a little girl because he "wanted to see the headlines with my name In them before I die." Robert Benjamin Smith, 18, who told police his violent outburst Saturday morning in a local beauty college was in- ROBERT BENJAMIN SMITII spired by recent mass killings in Qiicago and Austin, Tex., remained in Maricopa County jail, sclieduled for intensive psychiatric study and toeatment before his Dec. 15 preliminary hearing on five counts of murder. Mesa police continued to fill in missing pieces of the youth's bizarre explanation for the slaying of strangers. A justice of the peace hoped to impanel a coroner's jury today. The dead were patrons or em­ ployes of tlie Rose-Mar College of Beauty, where Smith ordered five women and two children to lie in a circle on the floor, heads together, then walked around tlie cii-cle, lauglning and firing By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — B52 bombers struck back today at North Vietnamese troops which inflicted heavy casualtiea on a U.S. infantry company near the Cambodian border; The giant Stratoforts, in one of three raids, hammered at North Vietnamese concentrations 16 miles northwest of the Plei Djereng U.S. Special Forces camp. This was near the area where an estimated 500 North Vietnamese regulars attacked a company —178 men — of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division Sunday. A U.S. spokesman said the infantry compEUiy suffered heavy casualties in the initial Communist assault of a battle that lasted 1% hours. He said 26 North Vietnamese were killed. Elsewhere, only small and sporadic skirmishes were reported as the ground war lapsed into a lull. Over North Viet Nam, bad weather limited U.S. air blows again Sunday. American pilots flew only 71 bombing missions, well below the daily average. The strikes all were in the southern portion of North Viet Nam and five missions hit at Communist positions inside the demilitarized zone. The battle around the Plei Sheppard Defense Has Rested Case By THOMAS G. REES CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The defense rested its case in the Samuel H. Sheppard murder retrial today without putting the 42-year-old defendant on the stand. Sheppard testified for three jdays during his first trial. The end of the defense presentation, begun last Wednesday, came abruptly at the lunchtime recess. The trial is beginning its fourth week, alghough selection of a jury took from Oct. 24 through Oct. 31. Dr. Charles Elkins of Tucson, Ariz, was on the stand most of the morning and told of examining tlie defendant a few hours AT TENTH AND BROADWAY FIRST NATIONAL TO BUILD SIX-STORY STRUCTURE OF GLASS 50 Japanese Die In Crash Of Airliner MATSUYAMA, Japan (AP) Authorities gave up all hope today of finding any survivors of the crash of a Japanese-made airliner witli 50 aboard into the sea Sunday night. Six planes had searched the area in the hope some might have reached land, and 60 boats I picked up 21 bodies. There were after Sheppard's first wife, Mai--! 45 passengers and five crew ilyn, was murdered on July 4, [members on the propjet that 1954. He said "it would have been most difficult" for Sheppard to have Inflicted on himself the injuries Elkins found that morning. Elkins said when he examined Sheppard at Bay View Hospital a few hours after the slaying of Marilyn Sheppard, he found went down during a rainstorm. Twenty-two of the victims were honeymooners. It was the fourth major air crash in Japan this yeai- and the second of an All-Nippon Airways plane. A total of 321 persons died in the other three. The newlyweds aboard — "absence of reflexes, on the left^'"^ ..c"ij."v.v.o side primarily " Sunday is considered auspicious • "I thought there was a small marriages in Japan - were chip fracture discernible on X-' heading for seaside resorts, rays" taken July 4 and inspect- j The plane overshot the run- ed by Elkins July 6, he testified.; way on its first attempt to land, Elkins denied telling Coroner I bounced on the runway, climbed Samuel R. Gerber he found \ '"to the night sky, veered sharp- nothing wrong with Sheppard. Djereng Green Beret camp, 230 j Gerber testified a week ago that Elkins told him 'he didn't think Sheppard was badly hurt ... he told me very defhiitely this man was not hurt." A month after the slaying miles north of Saigon, was one of three clashes Sunday involving U.S. 25th division troops. In the first, a company of infantrymen engaged a platoon of North Vietnamese 18 miles west of, Plei Djereng and reported killing eight in a 25-minute fire fight. Two hours later, the same company engaged an enemy battalion in the biggest encounter of the day. Yanks Reinforced The North Vietnamese "broke contact only after the U.S. force brought up ground reinforcements and called in air strikes and heavy artillery barrages. Although the U.S. company took heavy casualties in the initial contact, a U.S. spokesman said over-all casualties for the full engagement were light. In the third clash, lasting only five minutes, another company of the 25th reported killing five North Vietnamese 12 miles northwest of Plei Djereng. The company had no casualties, the Elkins said he examined Shep-| pard again at Cuyahoga County ' Jail. "I believe his reflexes had : now returned. I sort of changed j „ ^^en the school bus in my mind. I thought it might morning have been a concussion rather ly and fell seconds later about 1.5 miles off shore. Giri,8, Killed In .School Bus Wreck JACKSON, Mo. orgfield, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Borgfield, of Jackson, Mo., was killed this which she was a passenger overturned in a ditch on a grav- (Continued on page 2, Column 5) A magnificent six-story building, faced with laminated gold glass, will rise next year at southwest comer of the Mt. Vernon public square. It will be the new home of the Fh'st National Bank and Trust Co. The strikingly different building —built of material which reflects the sky—will be 100 feet square and will rise 80 feet to become the tallest building in the King aty. "Construction will begin as soon as possible after the first of the year," said Edward Curtis, bank president. "The bank's board of directors has approved the general plan and detailed specifications ai'e now being drawn.'.' Start of construction, in early 1967, will depend upon the weather. The building will cost more than a million dollars. It is doubtful if anyone in Mt. Vernon has ever seen a building like the ultra modem structure which is going up on the site where Benoist Hardware, Cook's Paint and the Gift Chest Jewelers used to be. A Mammoth Mirror In the first place, the exterior walls will be like a giant mirror —one of the biggest looking glasses in the world—but people on the inside of the building can look out, as if the walls were tinted glass windows. Here, briefly is how the building will be constructed: 1—There wiU be a full 100 foot by 100 foot basement of rein, forced concrete, whose ceiUng (AP) — Cindy, jjg a Iiuge platform on which the six-story building will sit. 2—The first, or gi-ound floor, story of the building will be recessed ten feet. The walls will be of clear glass and people walking by can look entirely through In Washington Johnson To Have Surgery Wednesday By FRANK CORMIER SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) — President Johnson returns to the White House today, optimistic about the surgery he faces Wednesday and philosophical about Republican election gains. "I don't think the country is going to the dogs" Johnson told a news conference Sunday in the modernistic municipal center at Fredericksburg, 15 miles west of his Texas ranch. Johnson announced he will enter the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Md., late Tuesday and be operated on there early Wednesday. Doctors will remove a growth from his throat and repair a hernia along the incision from his 1965 gall bladder-kidney stone surgery. Saying the twin operations "will take perhaps less than an hour," Johnson predicted he would remain in the hospital "a very few days," then return to Texas to spend much of the time until Congress reconvenes Jan. 10. RepubUcans made bigger- t h a n-expected congressional gains in last Tuesday's national election.. But, after citing notable Republican support for administration measures in the past three years, the President concluded this did not mean the country was going to the. dogs., "I think that afteir an election, our mettle is. tested," he said. "We have to look at oUi^ weaknesses and trj' to patch ..them up, try to develop our strengths." He forecast a more united Democratic party and a sti-engthened GOP. Johnson did indicate he would be very mindful of increased Republican sb-ength in readying proposals for the 1967 Congress. "I would anticipate we will be very careful in our preparation of our recommendations," he said, "and we will try to enlist the support of both parties. I don't anticipate any great trouble." The President, meeting with newsmen after attending Sunday services at St. Barnabas Episcopal church in Fredericksburg, announced in a separate statement that Bethesda was selected for his surgery because it is a "central location for the many consultant doctors who are located in Minnesota, New York, Georgia and Washington." Zl^^'^TrS^.S'^'l el road four miles north of ^-^-\^±^J}^>^^^^J^^ sion is more serious, Elkins ex-! son near U.S. 61. plained. Missouri highway F. Lee Bailey, diief defense said a t least 32 pupils were counsel, asked Elkins whether j taken to Cape Girardeau hospi- Sheppard's injuries could have ' tals from the accident been self-inflicted. | The driver of the bus, Sam "l think it would be most dif- 1 ggggg o£ Jackson, said the ficult for an individual to self- 1 brakes on his vehicle failed as inflict this type of injury," Elk- 1 attempting to negotiate j of opening up the corner despite pati-olmen I the massiveness of the structure. ins replied. (Continued on Page 2, Column 8) a curve. The bus belonged to the Jackson R-2 School District. not reported was m- KOSYOIN TO VISIT BRITAIN LONDON (AP) —Premier I Beggs Alexei N. Kosygin of the Soviet 3ured. Union has accepted an invitation 1 The injured youngsters are all to visit Britain Feb. 6, it was announced today. reported in good to satisfactory condition. CARLETON APPLE ALLEN Y. BAKER JEFFERSON AND MARION POVERTY WAR RAGES BETWEEN 2 COUNTIES SALEM—It's Marion county vs. Jefferson county in the War on Poverty. That's the way the program seems to be shaping up for the Marion-Jefferson Community Action Agency, Inc. Or, as they say in Jefferson county, the Jefferson-Marion Community Action Agency, Inc. Walter Shipp of Cenh-alia, who has been the salaired dh-ector for the anti-poverty programs in Uueisa floun^, has been find by Mrs. Irma Igo of Mt. Vernon, who is the chairman of the two-county committee. Shipp, on the advice of Marion county members of the committee and of Congressman George Shipley, has refused to submit his resignation. The two-county anti-poverty program, which recently completed its first year of operation, is under the general direction da dtiMDi' «MnmlttM con* posed of residents of both counties. Or, at least, it's supposed to be under the committee's direc- tiori. One member, from Marion county, commented tliat burea- crats in the CSiicago regional office of the OEO are always •ticking their noses into it. Be that as it may, the Marlon- Jeffersori program has two sal- aired executives — Neal Morgan of Mt. Vcmoo, vbo is the direc-j tor, and Shipp, who is, or was, and maybe still is, the deputy director. There's been a general operating agi-eement that Morgan minds the affairs of Jefferson county and Chipp in Marlon county. ^ Recently, Shipp was notified by Mrs. Igoe that she had been notified by OEO that he had to go, effective Nov. 1. Marion county members hit Pretty planter boxes will add to the beauty of the comer. 3—The top five floors of the new bank, overhanging the ground floor by ten feet, will have exterior walls of half-inch-thick laminated gold glass—a mirror from the outside and a tinted glass window from the inside during the daytime. In the night-time there will be a reverse effect. Special lighting will permit passers-by to look into the building. Three Banking Floors The bank itself will occupy the basement and first two floor levels of the bank. In the basement will be the vaults, lock boxes, computer room, bookkeeping equipment, central supply, storage and em­ ployes' lounge. The first floor, mostly of clear glass exterior walls, will be the banking floor. A section of the south, or Broadway, side of the exterior wall will be constructed of rough chunks of solid granite, with the same granite construction in the area of the elevators uid grand stairway, on the north side of the ground floor. The ground floor will contain the tellers' cages, instalhnent .(Contio&ed oo Pagt 2» Coi> Hi ,(GontiiiiMd on P«g« 2» Col. 7), HOME FROM HOLLAND— Canna Grothoff, 32, of Opdyke, visits In Mt. Vernon today upon her return from a summer in Holland as a member of the International Youth Exchange. Miss Grothoff, who left the states April 10, arrived in this country November 8. After a trip to Washington, D.C., She came home Saturday. During the summer she was a guest In the home of six families In lha Netherland and nmde side trips to Germany, Luxem- touig» BelfluiD and Bailand* MELVIN FARLOW Seven area men filed petitions of candidacy here, today to seek posts on the new R^nd Lake drea junior college. They are the seven endorsed by the steering committee that formed plans for the school and guided it to a successful election creating the new junior college district covering parts of six counties. This is the first day that petitions of candidacy could be filed for the board posts. Seven board members will be chosen in an election December 17. Candidates may continue to file petitions at the office of the Jefferson county superintendent of schools through November 25. Filing here this morning were: Carleton Apple, Route 2, Enfield. Dr. Allen Y. Baker, Pinckneyville. Melvin Farlow, McLeansboro. Harry Irwin, Wayne City. Dr. Curtis A. Parker, Mt. Vernon. Holland M. Simmons, Benton. Forrest A. Stewart, of the Texico ai'ea. Each of the petitions contained approximately 500 names from throughout the junior college district that includes 14 high school districts in_its boundai-ies. Ogle Ellis, Jefferson county superintendent of schools, is, by law, responsible for calling and conducting the election since he is the superintendent of the most populous county in the new district. Plane Drops 3 Bombs On Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (AP) - The Armed Forces Ministry said today "an unidentified airplane flying from the north" dropped three American-made bombs on the Cepero BoniUa chemical plant in Matanzas, on Cuba's north coast, before dawn Sunday. A brief communique published by the C:ommunist party paper, Granma, said one of the bombs caused damage "of little importance to the roof of a warehouse." The plane then flew north, the report said. In a similar attack made by Chiban exiles on the port of Nuevitas in northeastern Cuba late in September, a plane dropped three bombs and one exploded, causing minor damage, according to the Cuban government. 1 In Miami, spokesmen for the j anti-Castro group Revolutionary Insurrectional Recovery Movement— MnUt -said the attack was carried out by the organization. The group is headed by Dr. Orlando Bosch, a 38-year-old former Cuban physician. Bosch has been charged frequently with weapons and explosive-law violations. The MIRR has claimed several boats »nd airplane raids axainst Cuiiiaji intaUatioiii* HARRY CURTIS A. PARKER HOLLAND M. SIMMONS FORREST A. STEWART POLICE SHOOT RIOTERS CALCUTTA, India (AP) Police opened fire on religious rioters in the Metiaburuj area of Calcutta this morning and thi-ee persons were killed. Fighting broke out between supporters and opponents of a plan to build a local temple. ASTRONAUTS DUE TO LAND ON TUESDAY Gemini 12 Sploshdown In Atlantic After A- Day Flight Set For 2:22 P.M. Tuesday. By .JIM STROTHAMN AP Aerospace Writer CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (APji — Spacewalk champion Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. thrust head and shoulders out of a Gemini 12 door today and coolly clicked pictures of the sunrise, MUky • Way and earth — the last adventure by a U.S. astronaut out« side a space ship until 1968. The photo session — most of which was performed out of range from earth tracking sta« tions with a minimum of conversation heard oii the ground — lasted slightly longer than thi 40 minutes originally planned. "We've got a little leg room here for a change," command • pilot James A. Lovell Jr. sald« referring to the fact that Aldrin had dumped unneeded equip-, ment overboard while the hatclr was open. "Keep space clean," mission control center said. "NORAD WiU have a fit keep, ing track of all those bits uid, pieces," Lovell quipped. NORAD is the North American Defense Command, which keeps track of all orbiting objects. Th« pilots used more fuel than expected during Aldrin's timt- outside, outting off plans to re-^ main Outside over the United' States to photograph terrain^. "That was a pretty expensivt EVA—extra vehicular activity — in the way of fuel," repotted LoveU. "We used 20 to 25 per cent." The space agency said At drin's hatch opened about 9:5S a.m. (EST and closed 52 minutes later. While ©utside, however, At- drin syccessfully photographed stars and terrain features, "the "space stand" boosted hii record spact exposure time ta 5Mi hours. The next U.S. space walk !• not scheduled until 1S68 on the fourth manned earth-orbital flight planned In America's ApoUo man-to-the -mooB pro. gram. Chatty and cool, iormer Korean combat pUot Aldrin nearly doubled the record time spent outside a spaceship by one man. , Urghig world peace from his lofty outpost, Aldrin left in orbit a blue and white nylon pennant the size of a cigar box Ud with an American flag on one side and a sign saying: "Nov. U, Vets Day," on the other, commemorating Gemini 12'» launch day. Tied To Ageaa Later, Gemini 13 played a successful game of space tug -of- war with an Agena satellite tied to ttie capsule by a 100-foot' cord, testing a fuel -saving concept future spacemen may use for repfiiring or investigating other satellites. . Before bedtime, they separated from the ^gena. by firing rockets which put them in a lower orbit. Land Tuesday Afternoon Tuesday after conducting navigation experiments, the pilots plan to fire retro-rockets about 1 :43 p.m. and land about 2:22 p.m. in the Atlantic 700 miles southeast of Cape Kennedy, bringing down the final curtain on America 's Gemini program. Aldrin 's success strolling irt space Sunday for 2 hours, 9 minutes "demonstrated quita adequately that, with proper restraints and aids, extravehicular activity can be a very successful thing," said mission (Continued on Page Two, CoL 5)1 Check Your Knowledge Of Current Events Do important world and national events catch you by surprise? You can foresee future happenings better if you read the newspaper carefully each day — both the news pages and the editorial page. Check your knowledge of the news by taking out weekly News Quiz, found today on Page 5. Answers on Page 6. The News Quiz is part of the Instructional BCateriala included in the VEC News Services that are sponsored by The Register-News as part of its educational program tor Mt. yeraon ares scliools. [

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