Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 19, 1966 · Page 1
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TEMPERATURE Frirlay high 65, low 29. 7:00 a.m. today 29. Downtown noon today 45. MI VERNON REGISTER-NEWS [WEATHER ^ Generally fair tonight l>ow tonight In the mid or upper 20s. Sunday considerable sunshine and warmer 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 Badlo-Telephoto) IN FULL REGALIA, Miss India, Belto Farla, poses lor admirers after winning the Miss World tlHe In London. Helta won out over contestants from 62 other nations. Second place went to Nlcklca.Marlno\ic of Yugoslavia, the first contestant to enter from a Communist country. Jacksonville Holds Youth As Arsonist JACKSONVILLE, lU. (AP)' A onetime college student has been arrested and charged with arson in a series of fires that inflicted an estimatecL $750,000 damage at six locations. The former student, Danny Shutt, was charged Friday on two counts of arson. He was ordered held in the county jail in Beu of $30,000 iMnd. Officials said Shutt, now un- fcmployed, admitted sotting the fires. Damaged in the alleged tound 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. The rest came Wednesday, just eight weeks after the first series of blazes. Among the buildings damaged was the First Baptist Church. Chief Dale Bond of the Jacksonville Fire Department estimated damage at $500,000. State and local police investigated. Authorities said Shutt was Been 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 Shutt 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 pew speed record in the XIS rocket plane, streaking to 4,159 miles an hour on a nine-minute flight. His record speed, achieved after firing the plane's rocket engine for 135' seconds Friday, broke the old record of 4,104 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-degrec Faliren- heit temperature limit. Knight said the flight had been without problems. But he explained that as the craft's metal skin expanded and contracted with heating and cooling, it emitted a "banging and popping." He called the noise "disturbing." "A commotion like tiiat 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 truck were killed when it plunged into a canal near Vijay- awada in Andhi-a State, police reported today. ASTRONAUTS' VIEW OF TEXAS—This is how Houston, Te.\as, looked to AstTonauts James A. Lovell Jr., and EdwiD E. Aldrln from their Gemini 12 spacecraft as they whirled over the area. Top of Photo looks toward Louisiana. Round blacic 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 upiwr. left is Sabine River. (AC Wirephoto), From Marion County Jefferson County Asks For Divorce Jefferson county la ti-ying to divorce itself from Marion county in the war on poverty. Decision to make an attempt to go it alone as a one-county agency — or td 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 twocoun- ty organization met and voted unanimously to terminate Shipp servTctis- lis • J8 ,000ij>er^yi^ assistant director of the program. Director of 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 Illinois OEO in Springtield, to Oliver Taylor at the regional OEO office in Chicago, and to Congressman 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 Community 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 ultimatium of OEO, it is obvious tiiat 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 Illinois Farmers' Union, from the regional and state offices 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 Catholits May Now Cat Meat Fridays (Continuied OD pagi % coluiiin 3) New Nanries 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 birthdays 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, mostiy in the north, celebrate June 24. Half a million 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, foolproof. An Antonio probably cele- i ° — wv -s ^^wi vy btatas Juna-^;^flJe:&a ^^|*5 ^!^^'f*'''^^^^: ^ By JOHN D. MC 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 million Catholics from mandato- i-y 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 counWes 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 their 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 pas- Xorel statement that on Ash Wednesday and on the Fridays during Lent "the obligtaton to 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 the Italian alphabet. Jack or I Jake, for example, may squeeze in under St. James or St. John. Buck and Buster might adopt St, Bartholomew or St. Boniface. But the Abbies will be left with just a birthday. Pay $4 ,500,000 In Kohler Strike MILWAUKEE (AP) - The National Labor Relations Board began mailing Friday a total of $4,500,000 in checks to 1,349 em­ ployes and former employes of the Kohler Co. who were involved in the long and bitter strike against the plumbingware firm. The NXRB said the checks cover back pay and pension right claims agreed upon last Dec. 29 between the Kohler, 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 Kohler of $3,000,000 in back pay and $1,500,000 in Btoration of pension rights. stantial that 'no Catholic Christian will lightly excuse himself' from it." Archbishop Philip M. Hannan of 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 him and his confessor." The bishops said they lifted the ban to permit U.S. Catholics freedom of choice in observing personal penance. But they said they still "give first place to abstinence from fresh meat." The action was taken, the bishops said, "in the hope that the Catholic community will ordinarily continue to abstain from meat by free choice as 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 Ctouncil, 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. re- 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 tt Scott Field Jet Crash Kills Two SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, 111. (AP) —A T-33 jet tirainer 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 thi-ee 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 miles east of St. Louis. NEW DELHI, India (AP) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi celebrated her 49th birthday today by officially inaugurating a relief fund for drought-stricken areas in northeastern Lidia. Mrs. Gandhi made tlie first contribution, 1,000 rupees — $1« Mt. Carmel Man Dies In Blaze MOUNT CARMEL, lU. (AP) The father of a four-day-old boy died in a tire 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, Dai-win Crane, 21, apparently suffocated while trying to escape from the blaze. Mrs. Glenda Crane, 22, gave birth to a son Tuesday and was to return home Friday from IWabash County Hospital. Nine Men Killed BIG BOMBER CRASHES IN WISCONSIN 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 sigm: of survivors among the nine persons aboard. Witnesses said the Sh'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 tiie 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 and hunting companions made their way to the scene, more than a mile from the nearest road. "We saw several bodies," he said. "There were just fragments of ttie plam, althoif^t fhb engines were mere wleliii. 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 kiUed 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 Inai!da. 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 cu-cled to use up fuel. Then the pilot, Capt. J.D. Irvin of Atian- ta, 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 end of a flight from New York to Houston via Atianta. 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 slightiy to the right but stayed on the runway. A brief burst of flame was extinguished almost as soon as it appeared. The plane appar- entiy suffered llttie damage. DADDY IS HELD AS A SPY—Mrs. Vladimir J. Kazan whose travel agent liusband was taken off an airliner and held ss » spy by Czechoslovakia is pictured at home with cliildren. Last word from father was posteard from Moscow of Kremlin signed "From Russia with love—^Yours only, 007." Children (1. to r.) Dorothy, 5; Donald, 6; Vladhnir, S, tai mother's lap; Renee, 8, and Marie, 12. Kazan was arrested hi Prague Oct. 81, two days after postmark on card. (AF Wirephoto) Moon Photos Show Crater- Pocked Plain TWO YANK COMPANIES BAHLE REDS Border Roid By 50 Cambodian Troopers Repelled By S. Viets; Rains Limit Air Action. PASADENA, CaUf. (AP) — Ainerica's Lunar • Orbiter 2 swept• on toward 'newr' scientific B6iia ^ todfty" •alter'' radiomg:- thc-l 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 ApoUo 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 vnthin the next two or three years. "Roughness may be a limiting factor," Dr. Thor Karlstrom, of the U.S. Geolgical Survey at Flagstaff, Ariz,, told a news conference at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He said the photographed area. In the dry 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. U.S. Presses Czechs Over 'Spy' Arrest By SPENCEM DAVIS WASHINGTON (AP) - Sec- ietary ,ol State. Dean 'Bxy/Ss. hwi indicated fee United Sfeitlss is holding openthe possibility that a silence in the ground war in Viet Nam will be matched by silence in the air war — at least for Christinas 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- (Continued on Page 2, Col. 7) >^ -rr iiiiii liililiip^Piiil^iiiiiii J4 TWO DECATUR SfE\ KILLBD STONINGTON, III, (AP) Ernest MacDougal, 37, and Woodrow Strator, 22, both of Decatur, were killed early today in an automobUe accident on Illinois 48 south of Stonington, in CJiristian County. Their car ran off the road, hit a tree and caught firt. FERRY TO HEL:P TOWNS—Charles Inman, pHot ©f the Tower Rock Ferry, maneuvers his new craft between ihe towns of Wittenberg, Mo., and Grand Tower, III., which will help transportation problems in the areas. It has been 25 yean since there was a ferry service between the towns. Wittenberg, once a boombig river town of 700, now has m populace of 12. Mrs. Viola Theiss, postmaster aald "that the new ferry will help. We're not isolated anymore." (Af; Wirephoto) SAIGON, South Viet Nam (AP) — Uniformed Cambodian soldiers crossed the border into Soutii 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 Vietnamese territory late Friday, kidnaped a Vietnamese civilian and stole 14 cattie. 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. Th» 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 of Plel Djereng Special Forces camp In tha central highlandB. i ^xi^ its DM Minr tlgjidi^ ttie VVar Zona G aector lia Taj^ Ninh Pitovince, cmly mindit ground action was reported. For a ninth eonseoutiva day, monsoon raina and low ceilings sharply cut U.S. air strikei over North Viet Nam. U.S. pUots flew only 32 strike missions, concentrating all of them against target! about 45 miles north of the demilitarized zone and in the southern end of NorOi Viet Nam. Just two miles north of lha demilitarized zone, the U.S. de. stroyers Hamner and John R. Craig bombarded an inland ra* dar site and reported starting several secondaiy fires. Tlie same 7th Fleet destroyen an hour later attacked 12 cargo boats on the North Vietnamese coast and reported destroying three and heavily damaging three more. In the Tay Ninh Province action, the new fighting today broke out when mechanized company of the U. S. 25th Infantry Division engaged a Viet Cong squad 32 miles north of Tay Ninh City. In the clash, U.S. spokesmen said, 11 Viet Cong were killed and American troops suffered no casualties. About tile same time, anothei; mechanized company of the 2Stii 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 Operation Attieboro II hi which the largest U. S. ground force of the war is massed In Tay Ninh Province seeking to track down and decunate 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 captiu"ed. 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)! Bumette said some of the fires were obviously set and the othera may have been. They occurred at two vacant houses and at the Creosote Forest Products Co., which was being salvaged. Deputy State Fire Marshal AI Phillipi of Herrin has joined Burnette and Police Chief Fred Dedman in tha investigatioa

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