Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 16, 1966 · Page 9
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 9

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, November 16, 1966
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER T6, 1966 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FOR YOU. . AND PARKING TOO... Jefferson Loan Co. 801 MAlN~242-4300 Inflation Boosts Price Of Brides In Africa By aEBRY BUOC NEW YORK (AP) — Those who think inflation is strictiy a lihenoraenon of Western civilization haven't had to ante up cow­ rie shells lately to buy an African bride. AUCTIONEER ^OY TAYLOR Phone 244-1909 Or Write Rl. 7, Mt. Vernon Time was a young swain needed only two of these small, colorful shells to complete a deal with a bride's family. Now, In the Cameroons, it takes 15,000 to 50,000 cowries. On Santa Cruz, In the British Solomon Islands, the pride of a bride has gone up to at least 10 feather coils and specialists have taken control of the whole business from the bird catching to putting a price on a coil. In primitive areas of the World, principally remote re­ gions of Africa and Oceania, brides are still purchased witJi ages-old mediums of exchange. And just about everywhere the price has gone up — and up. A study of this practice, along with a collection of money, goes on display today in an exhibit called "The Price of a Bride" at the Chase Manhattan money museum at Sixth Avenue and 50th Street. For the most part wife-buying Is now symbolic and the cowrie shells, feather colls, porpoise teeth, Yap stones and all the rest becomes status symbols for the bride's family, said Caroline Harris, dkector of the money museum. "We were curious to know the amount the young 20* wntury tribesman must pay to secure dutiful, hard-working wife, said Mrs. Harris. "We found that practices are not strikingly different from what they have been in the civilized parts of the world. "The price of a bride depends on the wealth of the suitor. Naturally, the more he has, the more he pays." Mrs. Harris said the families don't regard themselves as selling a child. 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Some of the aid material —estimated to be as much as 25 per centals usually lost along the way. (AF Wirephoto) Run John Wayne For President? By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK (AP) - Could John Wayne, by growing a beard lil?e Abe Lir^oln's, gain the Republican presidential nomination in 1968? Don't shrug away the possibility. In this era of instant statesmanship anything can happen. Politics traditionally requires a long apprenticeship. But George Murpliy became California's senator, and Ronald Reagon its governor, without ever having carried a ham sandwich at the precinct level of having lixed a traffic ticket for, a local businessman. . This has thrown a real scare into the old pros. If Hollywood actors can take over a state, what is to keep them from tak- iny over the nation? So far HoUywood has only thrown its actors before the voters. Suppose the film colony creates a vast new political third party that also includes its producers, directors, writers, stunt men and maJ:e-up artists? The bare thought is enough to make old-time political' stalwarts choke on their cigars. It doesn't take much of a stretch of the imagination for Uiem to visualize the credit lines for the 1969 or 1973 inaugural ceremony in Washington: "Starring John Waj^e as U.S. President and Elizabeth Taylor as vice president . . . Directed by John Huston . , , Produced by Otto Preminger . . . Distributed by United Artists . . , Script and inaugural address Written by Dalton Trumbo . . . Miss Taylor's gowns by Given- chy." After the ceremony. President Wayne, doffing his lO-gallon toi>- Todoy In Woshington People In The News By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Rockefeller Pierson, 32, daugti- ter of New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, has obtained a divorce in Juarez, Mexico, from the Rev. Robert L. Pierson oa grounds^ of incompatibility of temperament. Mrs. Pierson and her 40-yea]> old husband, who is rector of St. Barnabas Episcopal church in Newark, N.J., and had participated in civil rights marches in the South, had been separated since September 1965. They were married June 25, 1955. DENVER, Colo. (AP) - Wil. bur Christensen, a suburban highway contractor, paid $23,45(1 for four antique automobiles at an auction in Denver Tuesday. His top purchases were $10,. 750 for a 1920 Pierce-Arrow and $8,500 for a 1922 Rolls-Royc« Pall Mall phaeton. Christensert said that although he paid mora for the Pierce-Arrow, he consid. ers the R6lls-Royce the center* piece in his 11-car collection. Arthur G. Rippey, retired Denver advertising man, said the auction of his 30 veteran and antique automobiles, several carriages, assorted headlamps and horns brought |164,675 from other collectors. AIJ the cars are in running condition. SANTA BARBARA, Calit (AP) — Lyricist Alan Jay Ler» ner and his new "Fair Lady," Karen Gunderson, an assistant editor of Newsweek magazine, plan to live in New York. Lerner, 48, who wrote the lyiv ics for many Broadway hits including "My Fair Lady" and "Camelot," and Miss Gunderson, 31, were married Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Superior Court WASHINGTON (AP) - Two judge Wilbur H. Grant says ht Syncom communications satel-|.,^ll ^ot. approve divorces o( lites are providing the Defense j parents during December. Department with alternate, though limited, communications routes into Southeast Asia. "This is the period of the yea» that appeals especially to youngsters and I don't think it In one of the rare reports on proper to allow anything that Syncom status since the satel-j will be upsetting them at (3irist< lites were converted last year to {mas time," he said, military service, Finn Larsen,] deputy director of defense re-' SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — search and engineering, dis- Edmund H. Fallon, executive closed that Syncom 2 is in oper- vice president of Agway, Inc., a ation 12 hours a day and Syn-.'farm cooperative, told the New com 3 22 hours o day. i York Farm Bureau meeting Larsen told a National Space that greater demands for food dub luncheon Tuesday thatJ" America and abroad will Syncom 2 provides 16 Teletype (bring higher incomes to U.S. channels, and Syncom 3 16 Tele- \ farmers; type channels ana a smgle voice channel. Syncom 2, about 22,300 miles alxjve the Indian Ocean, serves as a communication link between a ground station at Camp Roberts, Calif., and Saigon, South Viet Nam. Syncom 3 over the international date line at the equator, handles military traffic between the United States and By THE ASS0CL4TED PRESS come to the United States. He told a conference of 500 European travel agents and travel winters that it would bo undesirable to try to limit American travel abroad aa • tool to cut the dollar drain. CAPITAL FOOTNOTES Japan. WASHINGTON (AP) — Directors of state public welfare agencies are being urged to speed establishment of public welfare centers in ^low-income neighborhoods throughout the nation. U.S. Commissioner of Welfare Ellen Winston explained federal funds that can be used for such centers. Need for local centers — which include night and weekend emergency service — has been highlighted by reports from centers already operating, she said. WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of the Treasury Henry H. hat might announce a few Cab-j Po^jgj. ^^y^ y^e way lo inet appointments, such as: Secretary of Sfate — William Holden, wiio has done so mucli Work abroad. Department of Defense — Lassie. Her barking would keep America alert. Department of Health, Education and Welfare — Boris Karloff. Secretary of the Treasury — Jack Benny, the pinch-penny. Department of the Interior — Dean Martin. The possibilities, of course, fairly stagger the mind. But we see no reason why present political leaders shouldn't fight back against this Invasion of their field by entertainment celebrities. If the politicians can't whip Hollywood — and so far they haven't been able to — why not Join Hollywood? Certainly when it comes to real acting, the stars In our national government can equal or outdo our film and tele- ision performers. How about Sen. Wayne Morse, D-Ore., in those rambunctious, lovable roles played so long by Walter Brennan? What can Mickey Rooney do before the camera that Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York can't do as well? With a shorter haircut, Kennedy would do just fine as Andy Hardy. Can't you just see Sen. Evei> ett M. Dirksen, R-Ill., as kindly old Dr. Gillespie in a revival of the Dr. Kildare series? Yep, the more one considers the current dilemma, the more it seems that the best solution is a merger of the talents of Hollywood and the nation's capitaL \ hold down the American travel dollar drain is to get foreigners to AFL-CIO President Georgt Meany says he thinks President Johnson may be considering wage-price controls, but emphasizes he has no direct White House word. American Airlines !s asking for routes across the Pacific and says it would spend half « billion dollars for more planes if the routes are granted. RADIO AND TELEVISION SALES AND SERVICE SPORTING GOODS Phone 242-2323 Your Motorola Dealer Not This Thursday BUT DEC 8th AT 7 P.M. wilf be the next auction of a trailer load of general merchandise to be sold at AUCTION. Original date of Nov. 17th has to be cancelled. Bargains galore! Will include all kinds of electrical appliances, good carpeting, tools, tarps, watches, Christmas toys and gift items, household furniture, jewelry and many other miscellaneous items for your bidding. (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) ART BARNARD Livestock Auction Market Woyna City

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