Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 18, 1966 · Page 1
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, November 18, 1966
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TEMPERATURE Thursday high 72, low 49. 7:00 today 49. Downtown noon today 53. MI REGISTER-NEWS WEATHERS SouUiem SUnoIs w CoIM tonight with «vide1y peatterad showers. Low toidght 28 to St. Saturday elearinK and tool vVh high In SOi. VOLUME XLVII—NO. 44 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1966 30e Ptr WMk KNOCK OUT 26 RED CARGO SHIPS BETWEEN' PRESIDENTS—President Johnson Is visited Thursday by Former President Dwight O. Eisenhower in his suite at the Beth esda ^{i-.val Hospital where he is recovering from surgery, performed Wednesday. (AP Wirephoto), Waltonvllle Mine Boosts Production Freeman Coal Company's Orient No. 3 mine produced 310000 tons of coal in October, an increase of 45,371 over September and 40,829 more than in October, 1965. The output at the mine means that Jefferson county -ranked fifth among nine Southern Illinois counties that produced coal during October. Gallatin county had no mines operating during the month, although one produced 8,448 tons during October of last year. The Freeman mine at Wal­ tonvllle had 558 persons on the payroll during October, with 538 of them worlting an average of 48 shifts. Perry county reported the State's highest October production. 792,234 tons, by 446 men working an average of 25 shifts Bt three mines. Franklin county, with four mines in operation, reported a production of 748,191 tons in October the second highest state total. During the month 1,166 men worked an average of 61 shifts. Other Southern Illinois reports: Williamson county, 635 tons from 14 mines; Randolph, tln-ee mines, 483,977; St. Oair, three mines, 472,245 tons; Saline, five mines, 263,566 tons; Jackson, one mine, 28,606 tons; Washington, one mine, 3,094 tons. RURAL ROAD DEATH PENFIELD, 111, (AP) — A Thomasboro youth was killed in an auto-truck collision Thursday at a rural crossroads near Penfield. The victim was Elroy D. Busbooni, 19, the driver of the picloip ti-uck, police said. HEADS FOR THE RANCH JOHNSON LEAVING HOSPITAL SATURDAY Emergency Message Phone Call Stops MC In Middle Of Introduction Here Richarii W. Hough, guest speaker- «*- last rlghfs- farmer- businessman banquet in Mt Vernon got a shorter introduction than the master of ceremonies planned. Therein lies a tale, and here it is: John A. Dillingham, local manager of .the Rudy-Patrick Seed Division of W. R. Grace & Co., was serving as MC and was in the process of introducing the speaker, when he got a phone call. "Your building has collapsed," was the phone message. "I finished the introduction of the speaker but I cut it short," DilUngham said. He then excused himself and hurried to the seed company, at 406 south Tenth street. Fortunately, he discovered that the damage was not as serious as first reported. A pole supporting a beam, in the center of the building, had slipped off its footing and caused the first floor ceiling to sag about three feet. No merchandise was destroyed and repairs to the building are being made. NUCLEAR BOMB TESTED WASHINGTON (AP)-A low- yield nuclear test blast was set fiff underground today at the Atomic Energy Commission's Nevada Test Site. The blast had a force of less than 20,000 tons of TNT. It was the 32nd' weapons-related test to be announced this year. WASHE^IGTON (AP) - President Johnson got a go-ahead from his doctors today to check out of tlie hospital Saturday and fly to his Texas ranch to recuperate. Billy D. Moyers, White House press secretary, said the surgeons who (derated on Johnson two days ago "are very satis- fled with the President's recuperative progress" and that they are "quite pleased" that he was heading for the ranch to relax in the sunshine. Moyers said all the doctors involved are satisfied that the chief executive has sufficiently recovered to leave the Bethesda Naval Hospital Saturday. Johnson's recovery from Wednesday's surgery to remove a throat growth and repair an abdominal hernia has been such, Moyers said, that only the regular White House medical staff will accompany him to Texas. Johnson met with Secretary of State Dean Rusk this morning. While in Texas, Moyers said, the President will have conferences with government officials who will fly in to help him prepare next year's budget and legislative program. Johnson may conduct some of his business at the federal office building near the Texas Capitol in Austin. For that reason, Moyers said, newsmen and photographers accompanying Jolinson will be quartered in Austin rather than San Antonio, their recent base. DECATUR MAN KILLED CUNTON, lU. (AP) — Cecil Van Qualash, 61, of Decatur was killed Thursday in the collision of a tow truck and the automo-, bile in which he was a passenger. Next Tuesday Plan Mt. V. Meeting On Park District proposed establishment of a park and recreational district in the Mt. Vernon area will be discussed at a public meeting next Tuesday evening, November 22. Eddie Allen, chairman ol the community facilities committee of the Mt. Vernon Plan Commission, reported to fellow commissioners last night that the public meeting will be held in the 'big council room on the second floor of city hall. The meeting will begin at 7:30. The speaker will be Joseph J. Bannon, chief of field service. Department of Recreation an! Municipal Park Administration, University of Illinois. "He will explain to us the many advantages that can accrue to a conununity which is Willing to expand and improve its parks and recreational programs," Allen said. "His talk will help us decide if an effort to establish a park and recreational district is feasible and advisable to stimulate and stablize our growth in this area." Allen said tiiat letters have been sent to civic clubs and community organizations, inviting them to attend the Tuesday night meeting. Allen said that he hopes a steering committee can be appointed at the Tuesday night meeting, to assume the responsibility of planning tor a park district, setting boudaries and COUNTY BOARD TO ACT MONDAY COUNTY CLERK ASKS FOR CUT IN SALARY Arson Suspected Deputy Fire Marshal On Case Here * m • (Cbntlnued on page 2, column 3) Bluford New Telephone Numbers Sunday J. A. McGuckin, Illinois Bell manager, today reminded local customers that most Bluford customers will get new telephone numbers Sunday. "All new numbers for Bluford residents are listed in Mt. Vernon area telephone directories delivered during the last few days," McGuckin stated. "Customers should begin using thek new directories—the ones showing the field of com with a factory In the background—Sunday. They'll avoid the embarrassment of getting wrong numbers if they'll check Bluford listings before they dial. McGuckin said the phone company had to assign new numbers in Bluford because of new equipment recently installed in the Bluford telephone office to improve service in the community. The new equi^ent makes it possible for Illinois Bell to reduce the amount of ringing on rural (4 or 8-party) lines, and to intercept calls accidentally dialed to Bluford numbers that aren't assigned to anyone. . McGuckin said persons assigned to specf ic party lines in the' Bluford area will also be changed. He said anyone who wishes to learn who's on their line or how to call them should dial the telephone company's Repair Service number, 2«-9954. PRIZE-WINNING MT. V. HOME—The Dr. and Mrs. Morris Zclman home on the Blchvlew Road, above, was the honor award winqer last evening at the annual awards dinner of the southern IlUnois chapter of the Amerksan Institute of Architects. The home was designed by Fields Goldman and Ma«e^ Mt. Vernon arohlteots, and built by Robert Llpps, Mt. Vernon contractor (Delo Photo Craft) Honor Zelmons, Architects And Home Builder (Pictures on Pa«e ») A Mt. Vernon home, described by judges as "a fresh, lively and thrilling place to live," has won top award of 1966 from the Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects — for the owners, the aix:hitects and the builder. The awards went to Dr. and Mrs. Moms Zelman, the home owners; to Fields, Goldman and Magee of Mt. Vemon, the architects; and to Robert Lipps of Mt. Vernon, the builder. The occasion was the annual awards dinner of the chapter, held last evening at the Carriage House in Belleville, preceded by a cocktail hour at Mansfield House, where entries and award winning projects were on display. The Zelman project consisted of extensive remodeling tor most of the spaces in the former Frazier residence on the Richview Road, and a large addition. The judges, members of the A deputy state fire marshal joined local authorities today in an investigation of arson in a series of fires here early yesterday. The fires occurred to two vacant houses and the idle Creosote Forest Products. Co. that was being salvaged. Fire Chief Sydney (Nip) Burnette said yesterday one of the houses was defienitely the work of an arsonist and there were suspicious circumstances about the origin of the other fires. He said today further investigation indicated the same person may have turned in two of the alarms. "It looks as though he was trying to divert us (fire department)," Burnette said. He was referring to the calls that reported a fire "somewhere around the (Van Gay) paint plant" and the one that sent firemen to a house at 9th and Fisher's Lane. While enroute to the vicinity of the Van Gay plant firemen saw the blaze at the cresote firm. ^efore they arrived there they received a radio message of a fire at 9th and Fisher's Lane. Fireman had already put out a fire in a vacant house at 908 Forest. While tighting the flames at the other two sites firmen \yere again called to 908 Forest "Where a - ftre^had "agam broEeh out, this time in a different part of the structm-e. All the fires were within a few blocks of each other in south Mt, Vernon. State Deputy Fire Marshal Al Phillips of Herrin planned to confer with Burnette and Police Chief Fred Dedman this morning before continuing other phases of the investigation began yesterday by Burnette and Dedman. Approximately $11,000 damage was done by the blaze at the creosote plant Damage was limited as firemen kept hoses turned on about $60,000 worth of equipment that was in the heart of the fire. The fire there was accompanied by a series of explosions, some of which were heai 'd from several miles away. Moon Photos Are Double Exposure PASADENA cSif. (AP)Lunar Orbiter 2 made its first try today at photographing lunar terrain where asti'onauts may land—but the pictures may have been double exposures. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory said telemetry from the spacecraft indicates that the spacecraft indicates that the shutter clicked twice as many times as it should liave in a 16- frame sequence. The photographs, expected to show surface details as small as three feet across, would have been the first capable of pinpointing potential sites for a planned manned moon landing by U.S. space voyagers later in this decade. Tlie Jefferson county board of supervisors will hold a special meeting Monday and apparently will consider a request by county clerk elect Dewey Barton that tlie salary for the post be reduced by $1,500 annually. Barton, a Republican, today sent a letter to the tward and C.W. Waite, chairman making the request. He noted that it complied with a promise he had made in his campaign against out-going clerk Lester Davis. The latter is a Democrat. In the letter Barton said he feels the salaries of the county treasurer, county clerk, circuit clerk and sheriff should be the same if "county officers are to work together in harmony." Barton, presentiy sheriff, will take office as clerk, along with other county officials, December 5. He said he had obtained a sufficient number of signatures of tioard members on a petition to call the special meeting. The petition was filed with the county clerk. In his campaign Barton said the clerk's salary was $1,500 more per year than that of other county officials. He pledged an effort to reduce the salary and "save the taxpayers 56,000 jn one 4-year term." Waite said the board in the special session will determine the bonding needs of new elected officials. Here is Bai-ton's letter to the county chairman; Jefferson County Board of Supervisors Mt. Vernon, Illinois Attention; C.W- Wai^f;^hairn)ai|, GentienMi;;;::;;^^;^.^;^-:'-'. "During the tccent taiiitfifign I expressed the view, that if the County officers are to work together in harmony, the salaries of the County Treasurer, County Clerit, Circuit Clerk, and Sheriff should be the same. If the new Coimty officers are sworn in under the present salary regulations the County Clerk will be paid $1500.00 more per year than the other officers. Since I am the new County Clerk Elect I would like to see this situation corrected by the County Board. "I have obtained the necessary signatures of County Board memljers to call a special meeting. This petition has been filed with the County Clerk. I have asked that at this special meeting that the Board take the necessary action to set the salary of the County Clerk at the same figure as the other officers listed above. This change would save the taxpayers $6000.00 in one four year term. 1 am sure that every member of the Board is interested in making this savings of taxpayers money. "There is one other Item that I would Uke to call to the attention of the Board. When I take office on December 5th I will not have need for a telephone in my personal automobile such as is presently installed in the automobile of the present County Oerk. I am asking the Finance Committee or whomever handles items of this nature to advise Illinois Bell Telephone Company to discontinue this service. I am sure that you are all aware that this can be done at a great savings to the U.S. ANSWER TO HANOI HANNAH—Starlet Chris Noel, the U.S. answer to Viet Nam's enemy broadcaster Hanoi Hannah, poses in the U.S. Armed Forces Radio studios In Hollywood, Calif. For the present, Chris says she'll do her broadcasts from Hollywood and "they'll fly the tapes to Viet Nam, then to Armed Forces Radio all over the world." (AP Wirephoto) (Continued on Page 2, Col. 7) Stops Johnny Carson Union Halts Work On TV Tape Shows By BOB MONROE NEW YORK (AP) - Union- ordered work stoppages on some taped television programs added urgency today to a federal mediator's initial effort to avert a threatened strike against the nation's major television and radio networks. • The AFL-CIO American Federation of Television and Radio Aitists invoked the work stoppages Thursday against taped television shows whose producers would not agree to. keep reruns off the air in the event of a strike. One of the first affected was the Johnny Carson "Tonight" progi'am. At the union's direction, Cai-son'and his cast stayed away from their regular early evening taping session and the National Broadcasting Co. filled the late night slot with a Carson rerun. Master of ceremonies Gene Rayburn and announcer Johnny Olsen refused to tape a third half-hour episode of another NBC daytime show, liie "Match Game," after completing two tapings earlier in the day. Canceled taping sessions in Hollywood included NBC's "Swinging Countiy" and "You Don't Say." Many shows are taped weeks before they are to be aired, and the effect of Thursday's stoppages might not be apparent immediately. Contacts between the networks and the two unions — AF- TRA and the AFL-CIO Screen Actors Guild — expired at midnight Tuesday and negotiations collapsed some four hours later. With the exception of the taping session work stoppages, union members continued to ap- (ConUnued on Page Two, Col. 5) Report U.S. Holds 3 To! Missile Lead By SEYMOUR M. HERSH WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials have stressed that deployment of a Soviet antimissile system has not changed this basic fact in the balance of power: The United States still can destroy any enemy — even one that sh-ikes first. Emphasizing the offensive, the officials reported Thursday tiiat the United States still is maintaining a better than 3 to 1 edge in •stockpiles of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Production of such missiles, they said, has been programmed to assure that American rockets could effectively penetrate any antimissile system the Soviets are capable of building. The officials acknowledged, however, that Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNaraara will decide within 60 days whether to recommend a deployment of America's version of an antimissile system — the Nike X. They said the question is receiving very serious consideration. President Johnson would make the final decision. McNamara announced last week that there is considerable evidence that the Soviet Union has begun deploying its antimissile system around major cities. "I think it is important that we assume it is effective and, of course, that will be the assumption on which we base the development and deployment of our own Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles," he told newsmen at the Texas White House. 950 Minutemen Ready In line with that, officials revealed Thursday that the United States now has 950 Minutemen I and advanced Minutemen II missiles in its stockpile, along DESTROYERS SHELL NORTH VIET SHORE (Continued on Page 2, Column 5) Americon Fleet Campaigns To Cut Off Supplies Flowing South; Ky Makes Cabinet Changes. SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — U.S. warships bombarded cargo vessels along a 10- miie sb-etch of North Viet Nam today in a renewal of the 7th Fleet's new campaign to cut the seaborne flow of Communist supplies to the South. The Navy reported 26 cargo boats destroyed or damaged in the bombardment by two destroyers ranging 20 to 30 miles north of the demilitarized zone between North and South Viet Nam. The Navy said the destroyers John R. Craig and Hamner fired more than 250 rounds of five- inch shells at supply craft both' on the beach and in the water. The U.S. command reported only small and scattered ground action in South Viet Nam, while Vietnamese headquarters repotted a series of Viet Cong harassing attacks with mortars and aiines that ranged from one end of the coimtoy to the other. One sabotage attack set off a four-hour fire and a series of explosions in a U.S. ammunition dump near Saigon, but a U.S. military spokesman said damage was light and there were no casualties. O^ the political front, Premier Nguyen. Cao Ky announced si^c changes in the civilian cabinet in an effort to end the eight* week-old dispute between south- em cabhiet ministers and northerners dbminating the ruling military junta. Reports of frlc tion persisted after a stoitny meeting of top leaders Thursday night, and further changes were thought likely. For the seventh day In m row, monsoon rains, and generally poor weather cut heavily into U.S. air' strikes Thursday against North Viet Nam. U.S. pilots flew only' 92 missions, about one thud the average during good weather. U.S. military sources said the North Vietnamese are taking advantage of the foul weather to rush repams of roads, bridges and rail lines. Guam-Abased B52 bombers struck today in Tay Ninh Province for the ninth consecutive day in support of Operation At- ^ tieboro, the 3O,00O«(ian hunt by U.S. ground forces to flush the Viet Cong out of a major stronghold GO miles northwest of Saigon. Only light ground contact was reported in Operation Attleboro, but U.S. headquarters announced that the number of enemy kOled so far in the month- old operation passed the 1 ,000 marie. YANKS CAPTURE GOODIES SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — A company of the U.S. Ist Infantiy Division picked up some added fare for Thanksgiving Day when it captured a Viet Cong supply cache 11 miles east of Tay Ninh City today. In addition to half a ton of rice, the infantrymen seized 40 chickens and ducks and one pig. (Continued on Pag« 3» CUUBHI I FARMERS AND BV8INK88MEN enjoyed an evening togetli er lliunfday at this first annual banquet at Mt. Vernon's First Community church. More than 200 persons attended and the meeting waa hailed as a complete success. ii/Ury, aane Studio -Photo) Over 200 Enjoy Form-Business Banquet Here More than 200 persons enjoyed Jefferson county's first annual farm-businessman banquet last night. The event, at the First Com- munty church, was sponsored by the agriculture committee of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce, The event, at the First Community church, was sponsored by the agriculture committee of the Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce. It was such a success that it will be continued each fall. Richard W. Hough of Chicago, the guest speaker, told the group that farmers must improve their image. Hough is general manager of the farm equipment division of the International Harvest Company. / "The threat In tht TO'a fa not (Cootiiiued oa Page 2, OAma I). 4

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