Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 18, 1966 · Page 13
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, November 18, 1966
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TEMPERATURE Friday high 65, low 29. 7:00 a.m. today 29. Downtown noon today 45. MI VERNON REGISTER-NEWS [WEATHERS Generally fair tonight Low tonight in the niid or upper 208. Sunday considerable sunshine and wanner with high in the 50s. Monday partly cloudy and warmer. VOLUME XLVII~NO. 45 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1966 30c Per Week S. VIETS CLASH WITH CAMBODIANS (NEA Radio-Telephoto)' IN FULL. REGALIA, Miss India, Relta FarU, poses for admirers after winning the Miss World title In London. Reita won out over contestants from 62 otiier nations. Second place went to Nickica.Marinovio of Yugoslavia, the first contestant to enter from a Communist country. Jacksonville Holds Youth As Arsonist JACKSONVILLK, lU. (AP)' — A onetime college student has been arrested and charged with arson in a series of fires that inflicted, an estlmatecL, 5750.000 damage at six locations. The former sfijdent, Danny Shutt, was charged Friday on two counts of arson. He was ordered held in the county jail in lieu of $30,000 bond. Officials said Shutt, now un- fcmployed, admitted setting the fires. Damaged in the alleged round of arson were four educational institutions and a church. An attempt at burning an elementary school resulted In minor damage. Two of the fires occurred Sept. 21. Tiie rest came Wednesday, just eight weeks after the first series of blazes. Among the buildings damaged was the First Baptist Caiurch. Chief Dale Bond of the Jacksonville Fire Department estimated damage at 5500,000, State and local police investigated. Authorities said Shutt was •een at several of the fires. Ho was called in for questioning Friday morning. The charges were filed a short time later. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for next week. Police said Siiutt attended MacMurray College for a time, the site of one of the fires. Flies XI5 Rocket Plane 4,159 MPH EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)—Air Force Maj. William Knight has set a Hew speed record in the X15 rocket plane, streaking to 4,150 miles an hour on a nine-minute flight. His record speed, achieved after firing the^ plane's sopltet engine for Ite seconds' Friday, broke the old record of 4,10i miles an hour set in 1962 by the late Joseph A. Walker. Knight's record flight began at 45,000 feet, when the X15 was dropped from under the wing of a B52 bomber over Mud Lake, Nev. The craft also carried experimental patches of a material that melts and sloughs off at high speed, eliminating heat that would otherwise build up beyond the 1,200-degree Fahrenheit temperature limit. Knight said the flight had been without problems. But he explained that as the craft's metal sldn expanded and contracted with heating and cooling, it emitted a "banging and popping." He called the noise "disturbing." "A commotion like that in your car might make you think the jalopy is coming apart," he said, adding: "Nothing came apart on the X15." 12 DROWN IN CANAL MADRAS, India (AP) — Twelve persons in a rice harvest trudc were killed when it plunged into a canal near Vijay- awada in Andhra State, police reported today. ASTRONAUTS' VIEW OF TEXAS—This Is how Hoiutoii, Texas, looked to Astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., and Edwin E. Aldrin from their Gemini 12 apaceoraft as they whirled over the area. Top of Photo looks toward Louisiana. Round black area at bottom left is nose of spacecraft. Black area to left of Galveston is Galveston Bay near where Manned Spacecraft Center is located. White line at upper, left is Sabine River. (AK Wirephoto), Prom Marion County Jefferson County Asks For Divorce Jefferson county !• trying to divorce itself from Marion county in the war on poverty. Decision to make an attempt to go it {done as a one-county agency — or trf join another county — came on the heels of of, a dispute over the firing of Walter Shipp, former Centralia mayor, as assistant director of the present Jefferson-Marion Community Action Agency. A request that Jefferson county be funded separately as a one-county agency came in a letter from Mrs. Irma Igo, chairman of the two-county agency, to Congressman Kenneth Gray and officials of the federal Office of Economic Opportunity. Mrs. Igo heads the 40-member Community Action Committee of Jefferson and Marion counties, which administers the federal anti-poverty program. In its first year of operation the two-county Community Action program conducted a Medicare survey in five counties to sign up eligible persons; conducted "head start" programs in both counties for underprivileged children of pre- kindergarten age; and conducted a Youth Corps program in both counties, under which high school age boys and girls, from needy families, were provided jobs, at $1.25 per hour, with non-profit organizations. An application has been made, and is still pending, on a community center program to provide free legal aid, health, training, home economics and other services for the needy. On October 31 the Jefferson county members of the tworcoun- ty. organization met and voted unanimously to terminate Shipp ser«cfer U-}»fiOlf^fiBM^ a *rts- tant director of the program. Director ot the program Is Neal Morgan of Mt. Vernon. The Jefferson county group said that Shipp 's services were terminated at the insistence of OEO officials, because he was not devoting full time to the job, as required by federal rules. Marion county members of the committee have objected strongly to the firing of Shipp, former Centralia mayor, and have demanded that Shipp be retained as assisstant director. In asking that Jefferson county be funded, for the present, as a one-county agency, Mrs. Igo said that "we are caught in the middle between OEO and Marion county." She asks that Jefferson county be approved as a one-county agency until such time as arrangements can be made to incorporate into another existing agency, such as the Franklin county agency. Mrs. Igo included in the letter all correspondence concerning the dispute. She sent similar letters, including correspondence in the matter, to Thomas C. Jackson, director of the Dlinois OEO in Springfield, to Oliver Taylor at the regional OEO office in Chicago, and to Con- giessman George Shipley, who represents the district of which Marion county is a part. Here is Mrs. Igo's letter to Congressman Gray: "Dear Congressman Gray: "I am sending you copies of all correspondence concerning the employment of the Assistant Director, Walter Shipp, of Marion County. He is employed by the Jefferson-Marion Counties (i)nununity Action Agency, Inc. I am also sending you a copy of the erronous newspaper clipping which appeared in the Salem Times Commoner, Congres man Shipley has received the same information. "In view of the position that we have been placed in regarding Mr. Shipp in carrying out the ultimatlum of OEO, it is obvious that we, the Jefferson County' Committee, are caught in the middle between OEO and Marion County. "I am sure you realize that under these existing conditions, these two counties can no longer work together. The Jefferson County Committee, and personnel have been commended by Democrats and Republicans alike, by local people, the IIU- Hois Farmers' Union, from the regional and state of f ices of OEO for the excellent job that has been done. We would appreciate your help and consideration in seeing that we are" funded sep- BISHOPS COUNCIL RULES Catholics May Now Eat Meat Fridays New Names Allowed Birthday System in Italy Upset ROME (AP) — A new law allowing parents to give their children non-Italian names seems certain to upset the birthday system in this country. Women named Abbie, for example, might do well to forget the whole thing. Most Italians now let their birthdays drift by unheeded, preferring instead to celebrate the name or feast day of the saint for whom they are named. This has its advantages. For one thing, you don't have to strain your memory trying not to forget the scattered birtii- days of all your friends and relatives. Right in front of you every day on the Italian calendar is the name of that day's saint. Under the name day tradition, almost a million Antonios in Italy celebrate June 13. Three- quarters of a million Giovannis, mostly in the north, celebrate June 24. Half a miUion Gi- useppes, mainly in the south, celebrate March 19. Feminine forms of the masculine names are celebrated on the same day as the men. An exception: Maria, Italy 's most common women's name. Marias have their own day. The name days system has been almost, but not quite, fool- I proof. By JOHN D. MO CLAIN WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Roman Catholics now must decide for themselves whether to eat meat on Fridays. But if they decide to discontinue the 1,000-year-old tradition of Friday abstinence, they are urged strongly by their bishops to substitute some other form of voluntary penance. In an historic decree announced Friday night, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops released the nation's 45 j million Catholics from mandatory Friday abstinence on most Fridays of the year. The change is effective Dec. 2 — the first Friday of Advent — but since in most dioceses the no-meat rule is lifted oh the day after Thanksgiving, most U.S. catholics may join fellow churchmen in France, Italy and Canada in eating meat next Friday. French, Italian and Canadian bishops freed Catholics in those countries from the rule of abstinence earlier this year. Their action was authorized by Pope Paul VI and the Vatican Council. The U.S. bishops, winding up an extraordinary meeting of the national conference, made several exceptions to then: decree. They said Catholics still must abstain and fast — limit the consumption of food in general — on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and on Good Friday, the Friday before Easter, and other Fridays in Lent. The bishops said in their pastoral statement that on Ash Wednesday and on the Fridays An Antonio probably cele- '^""ng Lent "the obligtafon to twataa JunB :4^:ttici ;tea»t:.^l|3i^stBin flnd-<m- 4aat- i&: M-tah' St. Anthony of Padua. But he "'' ' ^ • might have been named for St. Anthony, the Abbot, Jan. 17. Francesco probably was named for St. Francis of Assisi, Oct. 4. But it might have been for St. Francis de Sales, Jan. 29; St. Francis Xavier, Dec. 3; St. Francis Borgia, Oct. 10; St. Francis Caracciolo, June 4, or St. Francis of Paula, April 2. The new law allows names not taken from the saints and names containing letters such as J,K,W and Y that are not in stantial that 'no Catholic Chris- Itian will lightly excuse himself' from it." Archbishop Philip M. Hannan ot New Orleans, asked at a news conference whether a Catholic who eats meat on Friday during Lent would commit a sin, said "that would be a matter between Wm and his confessor." The bishops said they lifted the ban to permit U.S. Catholics freedom of choice in observing ..v/u J., personal penance. But they said the'Itaiian""alphab^t. Jack or they still "give first place to Jake, for example, may squeeze abstinence from fresh meat. in under St. James or St. John. Buck and Buster might adopt St. Bartholomew or St. Boniface. But the Abbies will be left from meat by free choice as vnth just a bkthday. Pay $4 (GoDtimiiBd en pegi % entuom 3> ,500,000 In Kohier Strike MILWAUKEE (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board began mailing Friday a total of ^,500,000 in checks to 1,349 em­ ployes and former employes of the Kohier Co. who were involved in the long and bitter strike against the plumbingware firm. The NLRB said the checks cover back pay and pension right claims agreed upon last Dec. 29 between the Kohier, Wis., firm and the United Auto Workers union. The UAW struck the company from 1954 to 1960, one of the longest major strikes in the nation's history. The agreement called for payment by KoWer of $3,000,000 in back pay and $1,500,000 in restoration of pension rights. Another County Gl In Viet Nam The Register-News has received the name of another Jefferson county soldier who is sei'ving in Viet Nam. His address is: T/Sgt. James D. White, AF 16320899, 485 GEEIA Sqdn., Tent No. 13, APO San Francisco, Calif. 96326 . It brings to 74 the number of Jefferson county men now serving in Viet Nam. INDIRA IS 4a contribution, S140 1,000 rupees — The action was taken, the bishops said, "in the hope that the <3athoIic community will ordinarily continue to abstain formerly we did in obedience to church law." The law first was decreed by Pope Nicholas I (858-867). But Friday dates from the early days of Christianity as a day set aside for acts of mortification and penance in memory of Christ's suffering and death. Following decisions of the Vatican Council, Pope Paul said earlier this year "the Apostolic See intends to reorganize penitential discipline with practices more suited to our times." He left it to the discretion of the national churches to rule on the meat-on-Friday ban. Nine Men Killed BIG BOMBER CRASHES IN WISCONSIN Scott Field Jet Crash Kills Two SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, m. (AP) —A T-33 jet trainer plowed into an open field Friday night, killing both pilot and co-pilot, a spokesman at Scott Air Force Base said. The single engine craft crashed about three miles south of the Scott'runway as it approached for a landing. Reports said the plane burst into flames when it struck the ground near Mascoutah, 111., 30 mUes east of St. Louis. NEW DELHI. India (AP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi celebrated her 49th birthday — •—.^c »»y«, i^aiie, today by officially inaugurating apparently suffocated while try- Mt. Carmel Man Dies In Blaze MOUNT CARMEL, Dl. (AP) The father of a four-day-old boy died in a fire at his Mount Carmel home Friday, hours before his wife was scheduled to bring the new baby home from the hospital. Coroner Gilbert Phelps said. The victim, Darwin Crane, 21, VAAAWfUijr AiwuKUiauxig —OU^AU^ULCU Willie u a relief fund for drought-strick- to escape from the blaze, en areas in northeastern India. Mrs. Glenda Crane, 22, gave Mrs. Gandhi made the • first ^"^^ to a son Tuesday and was to return home Friday from iWaba«h County Hospital, HAYWARD, Wis. (AP) - A supersonic jet bomber crashed in a remote, wooded area of northern Wisconsin minutes after an aerial refueling Friday night. There were no sign.«; of survivors among the nine persons aboard. Witnesses said tiie Sti'ategic Air Command's eight-engine B52 crashed and expldded about 6:30 p.m. about seven miles east of nearby Stone Lake. The Air Force said tlie plane canied no weapons and had left Barksdale Air Force Base, La., about 3 p.m. on a routine combat training mission. The crew was attached to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale. The craft had successfully completed a refueling in air and had communicated with all of its radio checkpoints only a few minutes, before contact was lost, said a spokesman at Duluth, Minn., Air Force Base, which sent a rescue team to the crash site. "I happened to be looking right at it when it crashed. There was a terrific explosion," said Roger Langhamm, a Wisconsin Conservation Department employe. Langhamm said he and a half dozen friends ai^l hunting companion* made their way to the scene, more than a mile from the nearest road. "We saw several bodies," he said. "There wei« just fihfs,- ments of "be plaiMi, a |tho<f0t^^tt^^ engines Were mbj* m ;leliii "':in- Bus Plunges Off Cliff In Africa; 35 Die DURBAN, South Africa (AP) —A bus plunged off a 200-foot cliff and into a river Friday night about 30 miles north of Durban, police said today. Reports said 35 Africans were killed and 30 others injured. Police and rescue teams worked through the night and into today trying to extricate bodies trapped in the tangled wreckage, police said, the Bus landed on its roof at Ngomweni in the hilly African reserve and mission center near InuMa. Because of the remoteness of the scene it was hours before news of the accident reached the landa police station where rescue work was organized. As news spread along the African "bush telegraph" system, hundreds of Africans from the mountainous region hurried to help. Crippled Airliner Lands Safely With 94 On Board FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) — For a tense hour a Delta airlines jet carrying 94 persons circled to use up fuel. Then the pilot, Capt. J.D. Irvin of Atlanta, Ga., set down so smoothly that the lack of ne landing gear was hardly noticeable. His four-engine Convair 880 was diverted to Carswell Air Force Base here 'Friday night after Irvin discovered the jammed right gear near the er^d of a flight from New York to Houston via Atlanta. Ground crewmen coated the 12,000-foot main runway with foam and the pilot, a 20-year veteran with Delta, brought the huge craft down at 11:22 p.m. Sparks flew for 1,000 yards as a right engine pod scraped. The plane veered slightly to the right but stayed on the runway. A brief burst of flame was extinguished almost as soon as it appeared. The plane apparently suffered littie damage. DADDY IS HELD AS A SPY—Mrs. Vladimir J. Kazan whose travel agent husband was taken off an airliner and held as a spy by Czechoslovakia Is pictured at home with children. Last word from father was postcard from Moscow of Kremlin signed "From Russia with love—Yours only, 007." Children (I. to r.) Dorothy, 6; Donald, 6; Vladimir, S, in mother's lap; Renee, 8, and Marie, IZ. Kazan was arrested in Prague Oct. 31, two days after postmark on card. (AP Wirephoto) Moon Photos Show Crater- Pocked Plain TWO DKCATUR MEN KILLED STONINCTON^ III. (AP) Ernest MacDougal, 37, and Woodrow Strator, 22, both of Decatur, were killed early today in an automobile accident on Illinois 48 south of Stonington, In Oiristian County. Their car ran off the road, tiit a tree and caught firt. PASADENA, Calif. (AP) America's Lunar • Qrbitet 'swept • on .toward'^n^wf' scienfiiic .gb«l$-today v ^tiEfc'- radioijifer'the. most valuable pictures'yet in the nation's search for safe landing sites on the moon. The spacecraft's first photograph — snapped Friday morning and released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Fi'iday night — showed a broad crater-pocked equatorial plain flat enough for upcoming Apollo vehicles to land on without tipping over. There was a possibility, however, that the area was so pitted by small craters that it would not serve as a prime target for astronauts expected to fly to the moon within the next two or three years. "Roughness may be a limiting factor," Dr. Thor Karlstrbm, of the U.S. Geolgical Survey at Flagstaff, Ariz., told a news conference at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He said the photographed area. In the diy Sea of Tranquility, on the lunar equator, was not considered as promising as some of the other 13 potential landing sites Lunar Orbiter 2 will scan during the coming week. TWO YANK COMPANIES BATTLE REDS Border Raid By 50 Cambodian Troopers Repelled By S. Viets; Rains Limit Air Action. U.S. Presses Czechs Over 'Spy' Arrest By SPENCm DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) — Sec- tetayy„<rf .St^te Pean RMI* »M Sndlcateia the United Statiii Is holding open'the possibility that a silence in the ground war in Viet Nam will be matched by a silence in the air war — at least for Christmas and the lunar New Year. But Rusk added at a news conference Friday: "I would not want to hold out the expectation that a prolonged pause in the bombing might occur." He said there have been no indications frm the other side as to what would happen if the bombing were stopped. But he drew a distinction between the idea of a general pause — like the one that lasted 37 days over the last Christmas season — and what might happen this Christmas. On another subject, the secretary put Czechoslovakia on notice that relations with the United States would be, affected if there is not a speedy solution to the case of Vladimir Kazan-Komarek, an American travel agent arrested in Prague on spy charges. Rusk said the United States is "pressing very hard for imme- SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Uniformed Cambodian soldiers crossed the border into South Viet Nam, invaded a farming community and fought a brief battie with Vietnamese militiamen near the frontier, a Vietnamese military spokesman charged today. He said 50 Cambodian soldiers penetrated 50O yards inside Vietiiamese territory late Fri> day, kidnaped a Viietnamese civilian and stole 14 cattle. They returned into Cambodia after a short clash with a local militia unit near the frontier, the, spokesman said. The border -crossing was announced as fresh fighting broke out this afternoon in War Zone C between units of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division and en* trenched Viet Cong. Tha fighting erupted a few hours after Guam-<based B52 bombers staged two raids today on Viet Cong positions in War Zone C about GO miles northwest of Saigon. The giant Stratoforts, In a third raid today, also bombed North Vietnamese training areas and gun positions 20 milea northwest ot Plel Djereng Spe^ cial Forces camp In tfat central highlands. iOM: War Zona 6 acctar la Tay Ninh Province, bnlj^ nilhpir ground action wa« reported. For'a ninth conseoutiva day* monsoon ralnc and low ceilings shaiply cut U.S. air itrikei over North Viet Nam. U.S. pilots flew only S3 strike missions, concentrating ^ all ot them against target! about 45 miles north of the demilitarized zone and In the louthem end of North Viet Nam. Just two miles north of iha demiUtarized zone, the U.S. de. stroyers Hamner and John R. CIraig bombarded an Inland ra* dar site and reported atarting several gecondaiy firei. The same 7«i meet destroyera an hour later attacked 12 cargo (Continued on Page 2, Col. 7) FERRY TO HELP TOWNS—€harlea Inman, pOot «f the Tower Rock Ferry, maneuvers his now craft between -the towns of Wittenberg, Mo., and Grand Tower, 111., which will help transportation problems In the areas. It has been SS years since there was a ferry service between the towns. Wittenberg, once a booming river town of 700, now iiaa « populace of 13. Mrs. Viola Thelss, postmaster said "that the new ferry will help. We're not isolated anymore." (A£ Wlrephoto): boats on the North Vieinamese coast and reported destroying three and heavily damaging three more. In the Tay Niiih Frovinca action, the new fighting today broka out when mechanized company of die U. S. 25th Ihfan- fty Division engaged a Vief Cong squad 22 mUes north ot Tay Ninh Qty. In the clash, U.S. spokesmen said. 11 Viet Cong were killed and American troopi suffered no casualties. About the lama time, another mechanized company of the 2Sth reported a contact with a Viet Cong platoon of about 30 men entrenched in bunkers 23 miles north of Tay Ninh City. U. S. headquarters said the outcome of this encounter was not reported as of late this afternoon. The flareup was a renewal of ()peration Attieboro U hi which the largest U. S. ground force ot the war is massed in Tay Ninh Province seeking to track down and decimate the Viet Cong 9th Division. So far in the month-old operation, the U. S. command said, 1,064 enemy have been killed, and huge amounts of arms, ammunition, rice and other stores have been captured. Investigation Continued In Thursday Fires An investigation continued here today into the source of several fires in south Mt. Vernon early Thursday. Fire Chief Sydney (Nip)l Bumette said some of the fires were obviously set and tha others may have been. They occurred at two vacant houses and at the Creosote Forest Products Co., which was being salvaged. Deputy State Fire Marshal Al Phillips of Herrin has Joinad Bumetie and Police Cliief Fred Dedman In tiw investigation.

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