Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 25, 1966 · Page 1
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Friday, November 25, 1966
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TEMPERATURE Wednesday — high 63, low 48. Thursday — high 71, low 59. 7:00 a.m. today 59. Downtown noon today 68. MI VERNON REGISTER-NEWS w HER Southern Sllnoit — Showers ending and cooler tonight. Low tonight in 40s south, 30s elsewhere. Some cloudinenss Saturday, cooler south and east. High Saturday in 40s except around 50 extreme south. VOLUME XLVII_NO. 49 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1966 30c Per Week ALLIES BAHLE JUNGLE Soufhern Illinois Regulations HANDLE MILK UNDER NEW MARKET ORDER Appeal To Pope LEADERS ASK BIRTH CONTROLS COUNTY'S POSTER BOY—Pictured we Hugh Lam, chief of the Physical Therapy Department at Good Samaritan Hospital, and Tom Schlosscr. the 1966 Jefferson county poster boy lor tinited Cerebral Palsy. Tom is the son of Fred J. Schlosser, director of personnel and public relations for Good Samaritan. EGYPTIANS SEIZE FORD PROPERTY CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian au-. Ihorities have seized the Ford Motor Co.'s property and deposits, in Egyptian banl<s pending clearance of custom debts totaling 51.7 million, a govem- tnent announcement said today. At Dearborn, Mich., headquarters of Ford Motor Co., Ford officials, including President Arjay MiUer and Allen W. Merrell, vice president, civic and government affairs, went Into a hastily called meeting to discuss the seizure. A Ford spol<esman said the Alexandria plant had been closed since last February. The amount accumulated because of customs duties on spare parts imported by Ford Into the United Arab Republic, authorities said. Ford has one plant at Sem- ouha in Alexandria for assembling cars and tractors. There was no immediate information available on the amount Ford has in Egyptian banlcs or tlie value of its plant. The Arab Israeli Boycott Bureau, meeting in Kuwait last Sunday, decided to ban the Ford and Coca-Cola companies throughout the Arab world because of their trade with Israel. The doj)uty director of the Egyptian Customs Administration announced that the Ford Motor Co. has promised to sut> mit a letter of guarantee for payment of its customs debts. A committee will meet on Monday to study the case. Mean- While the seizure will proceed until the committee reaches a decision, an announcement added. CHILD DIES OF BURNS PEORIA, m. (AP)-Linda A. Reggunti, 5, died Thursday of bums suffered Nov. 3 when her dress caught fire as she reached over a kitchen stove. The Earlier the Better SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS READ OUR ADS 1 Santa Here Today TURN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ON TONIGHT Hits Czech Hill 83 Killed In Bulgarian Plane Crash VIENNA. Austria (AP) - Tlie death toll in the crash of a Bulgarian airliner in southern Czechoslovaltia was believed to be 83 with a Hungai'ian report today tliat one passenger left the craft at the last stop before it went down Thursday night. Vienna sources said a spokesman for the Hungarian Airport Transport Co. said he did not know the name of thepassenger who got off the Soviet-made II- yushin 18 turboprop at Bratislava, capital of Slovakia near the border with Austiia and Hungary. He said six of those killed may have been Westerners. He said six of those killed were Westerners, including a Briton, two Brazilians and a Swiss. The Hungarian report con flicted with information given Thursday night by the Czechoslovak CTK news agency that an undetermined number of passengers had left the plane at Bratislava. The CTK report indicated a death toll lower than 83. Czech and Hungarian autlior- ities gave few details of the crash, which occurred at dusk in fog, snow and wind, on a wooded foothill of the Carpathian Mountains six miles from Bratislava. The plane was en route from Sofia to East Berlin via Budapest and Prague. It made an unscheduled stop at Bratislava because of worsening weather. Modern Pilgrims Arrive From Cuba MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - The 500th flight of the Cuban airlift arrived Thursday and the newly arrived "pilgrims" were told about America 's first Thanksgiving. "In 1620, 101 Pilgrims came to the United States aboard a ship called the Mayflower in search of liberty," Manolo Reyes, a Cuban exile leader told the newcomers. "Today, you came just as they did. Every day, pilgrims of freedom come from Cuba to this counti -y which has opened its arms to us." The 89 refugees on the flight knelt aod prayed tearfully Santa came to town today— and will be back again and again before Christmas to greet children of the Mt. Vernon area. In honor of Santa, Mt. Vernon merchanls are holding tlicir city - wide Christmas Opening sales today and tomorrow. Mt. Vernon's Jaycees were also planning special honors for the distinguished visitor this evening, when they turn on the city's beautiful Christs lights for the first time. The lights wiU go on, not only around the public square, but on the Santa Claus Lanes on west Broadway and on Salem Road. Santa Here Today Santa arrived on the public square this morning and will be at home to the kiddies until 8:00 o'clock toniglit, at his special house at the north entrance of the court house. Santa has promised to come back to town at these later times in the Ciiristmas season —and he will be at homo to the children at his special house on those occasions, too: Tomorrow, Nov. 26—10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. December 2— 4 to S p.m. December 3 — 10 to 5:30 p.m. DecemlDer 9 — 4 to 8 p.m. December 10 — 10 a.m. tc 5:30 p.m. December 16 — 4 to 8 p.m. December 24 — 10 a.m. to (Continued on Page 2, Column 3) NEW YORK (AP) —The appeal by 85 of the world's religious and scientific leaders to Pope Paul VI to change the Roman Catholic Church's stand on birth control says "man's responsibility to the next generation includes a primary duty to limit that generation's size." The signers of the letter to the pontiff ask him to join in preventing a world overpopulation disaster by supporting birth control. The letter notes the Roman Catholic Church's opposition on moral grounds to artificial birth control. "It is the mark of great religions and the obligation of great leaders to recognize that changing conditions demand changing applications of unchanging moral values," the appeal said. The letter, whose signers include 21 Nobel Prize winners, was sent to the Pope on June 2. Receipt of the letter and its presentation to the Pope were acknowledged for the Vatican June 27 by Msgr. Angelo Dell's Acqua to the Papal office of secretary of state. The text of the letter was made puWio Thtursday by the two men who drafted .it. -—.Dr. Edward L. Tatum of Rockefeller University, winner of the Nobel Pi-ize for medicine in 1^; and Dr. John C. Bennett, president of Union Theological Seminary, both of New York. Dr. Bennett staid the statement — titled "The Moral Imperatives for Regulating birth" — had been circulated to about 100 theologians and scientists throughout the world. The 85 who signed are in 20 nations. The letter to the Pope said that because of the spectacular increase in the world's population —- especially through scientific achievements in saving and prolonging life — "man's future is threatened less by rampant disease than by unbridled reproduction." Therefore, the appeal said, "if future generations are to enjoy the quality of life made possible tlirough the advances of science, our new moral imperative must call for the conscientious regulation of fertility." The Pope's last public statement concerning birth control was made Oct. 29, when he said he needed more time to decide on tlie question. Church rules forbid Roman Catholics to employ artificial contraception. Among tlie American signers of the appeal were the Rt. Rev. Henry Knox Sherill, fomer presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church: Dr. Franklin Clark Fry, president of the Lutheran Church; Dr. Ben M. Herbster, president of the United Church of Christ; Bishop James K. Mathews of the Methodist Churcli; the Rev. Dr. Reinhold Niebuhi-, theological and editor; and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader and (Continued on page 2, column 3) $40,452 Postal Savings Lie Idle In Mt. Vernon United States Postal Savings certificates totaling §40,452, which are on deposit at the Mt. Vernon Post Office,. are now earning little or no interest for 372 local depositors. Postmaster William M. Lee said today. Nationwide, the Post Office Department is holding more than $147 million in the now obsolete program which was discontinued by the Congress on March 28, 1966. As of April 27, 1966, Postal Savings were discontinued, and no deposits were accepted by the Post Office Department. Certificates whose anniversai-y dates have been reached since last April 26 have earaed their final interest payment. Those whose anniversary dates fall between now and next April 26 will receive interest until their next anniversary dates, but they can be cashed ataay time and a proportunate amount of interest will be paid. After April 26, 1967, no interest will be earned by any Postal Savings accounts. Postmaster Lee, said. Postmaster Lee suggested that all Postal Savings depositors close out their accounts as soon as convenient so they can put their funds to more productive use. He also reminded de positors tliat U.S. Savings Bonds paying a current rate of 4.15 per cent interest, if held to maturity, are an excellent investment for both safety and income. On July 1 of next year, remaining funds in the program will be turned over to the Treasury Department. There they will be deposited in a trust fund, where they will remain available for payment without time limitation whenever proper elaiiUK an leceiveA. !1 CHICAGO (AP)-The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today issuance of a new federal milk marketing order to regulate milk handling in central Illinois. The department also announced amendment of the present Suburban St. Louis order to expand its jurisdiction and change its name to the Southern Illinois order. The Central Illinois order will become partly effective Dec. 1 with the start of handlers reporting and some administrative provisions. Pricing, pooling and all other provisions and changes in the Suburban St, Louis order will take effect Jan. 1. Fred L. Shipley has been named market administrator of the new Central Illinois order and will continue to administer the Southern Illinois order. Dairy farmers approved the orders in referendums, the department reported. In central Illinois 95 per cent of 1,124 dairymen voting favored the new order. In Southern Illinois, 96.9 per cent of 2,284 voting approved the amended expanded order. The department said approval by at ,least 67 per cent of tiie voters is required. The central Illinois order will set minimum prices to dairy farmers for milk sold in these 13 contiguous counties: Cass, Ford, Fulton, Knox, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, and Woodford. Principal cities in the area are Greater Peoria, Galcsburg, and Pekin. S Friclng Zones The Suburban St. Louis order, to be known as the Southern Illinois order, will be extended to cover a total of 49 contiguous Illinois counties, divided into three pricing zones. Counties in the base, or central zone, will be Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Clark, Caly, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Richardland, part of St. Caoff, Shelby, Wabash, Washington, and Wayne. The northern zone wiU include the counties of Champaign, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Logan, Macon, McLean, Menard, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, and Vermilion, The southern zone will be Franklin, Hamilton, Jackson, Perry, Randolph, Salina, White and Williamson counties. More than 2 million people live in the area to be covered by the two orders. As under all federal milk orders will pay for milk according to how it is ued. Class I will e fluid or bottling milk and creak, and Class H will be milk sold for manufacturing uses. Prices To Vary Bottling milk (Class I) prices in the Central Illinois area will vary seasonally over the basic formula (Minnesota-Wisconsin price series). The annual average of the (Antral Illinois price will be over the basic formula price. The Southern Illinois base zone price will be 7 cents less than Uie St. Louis Qass I price with the northern zone price 7 cents less, and the southern zone price 7 cents higher than the base zone. The Southern Illinois price will be subject to the St. Louis order supply-demand adjustments, to help maintain price alignment among adjacent markets, department officials said. Also, there will be location adjustments in bottiing milk and blend prices to farmers in both markets to reconcile milk transportation costs to various plant locations. Under both tiie Central and Southern Illinois orders, the price of milk used for Vnanufac- turing (Class II) will be the Minnesota-Wisconsin price series. The two orders will have identical pooling standards for distributing and supply plants, and the same fall production incentive payment plan. The orders include generally the same provisions for pricing milk from other sources, now included in other milk orders. Other provisions relate, to milk diversion privileges, the surplus disposal area, administrative assessments to dealers, and marketing services charges to daii-y- (NEA Radio-Teleplioto) REST IS HARD to come by In South Viet Nam and this Koreoji Marine, weary after n long battle, decided to snatch a moment of ijule t from the day's combat In the Quang Ngal area. 3 DEATHS IN P'VILLE COLLISION By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A triple fatality near Pinckneyville lifted the number of deaths on Illinois highways to eleven Thursday after 30 hoiu-s of the four-aay Thanksgiving holiday period. The collision of an auto and a pickup truck on Illinois 154 resulted in the death of Kirby Sulzer, 57, his wife, Winifred, 57, Illinois Vandals BREAK 20,000 EGGS; MESS UP BUILDING YANKS LINK WITH GREEN BERET VIETS m DEATHS IN V. S. BY THE ASSOCUTED PRESS The toU or Traffic deaths in the nation's long Thanksgiving weekend rose slowly today. Deaths thus far in the holiday numbered 238, iiinclud- ing 50 victims in the 18 -or- under age group. The tabulation of holiday traffic fatalities began at 6 p.m. local time Wednesday and will end at midnight Sunday. of Wayneville, Mo.; and Roscoe Hester, 65, of Du Quoin. Mr. and Mrs. Sulcer were former residents of the Sesser area. Another Missouri resident, John Elston, 18, of St. Louis, was killed when the car in which he was riding struck a steel brace on the East St. Louis approach to the Eads Bridge. Mrs. Grace Otto, 53, of Hamshire was killed in a collision at the intersection of Illinois 23 and 72 near Genoa. She was a passenger in her husband's car. Two men died early Thursday. They were Tyrone Jones, 30, of North Chicago who was a passenger in a car that struck an abutment on the Edens Expressway, and Edwai-d W. Blum, 18, of Stockton who died when his auto sidded off a gravel road near Stockton and sti'uck a culvert. Two persons, one of them a three-year-old boy, were killed eaily today in a head-on collision in Chicago. Tlie dead were identified as Anthony Orisini, son of Gabreal Orisini-Medina, 27, and 20-year- old Juan Rodriguez. Billy P. Potter of DanviBc, a patient at Kankakee State Hospital, was struck and killed by an automobile Thursday night as he walked along Illinois 49 south of Kankakee. Warren Kettering, 62, of Ashland, Ohio, was fatally injured in a collision Thursday at U.S. 24 and Illinois 1, Watseka. Illinois Hit Johnson Cuts Road Building CmCAGO (AP)-The 17.5 per cent cutback in federal funds for this year's highway prograin, announced by the Bureau of Public Roads Wednesday, will mean a curtailment of about $61 million for Illinois. The cut of some 570O million in federal allocations throughout the nation is part of President Johnson's program to cut nonmilitary spending aiid to ease the strain 6i the Viet' Nam war upon the economy.' A White House spokesman ' said that Johnson is drafting plans to slice about ?3 billion from ex- pehditures betweien now and June 30. Illinois had expected an allocation of about .$238 million for the fiscal year. Through Oct. 31 the state had obligated $46,391,000 in federal highway funds. The curtailment will limit further obligation of funds between Nov 1 and June 30 to $126,718,000. The full year allocation to Illinois was cut to $173,109,000. The highway spending cut, rumored for some months, was not unexpected. It will not cut the eventual amount of funds available for road building, but has the effect of slowing the program and lessening the drain upon manpower, materials, and indirectiy upon the civilian portion of machinery production. Francis S. Lorenz, state director of public works, said today that Gov. Qtto Kerner had just approved the state's program for the balance of the fiscal year on Tuesday. "I see ft lot of merit in the over-all plan to reduce civilian expenditures," he said, "and we aren't complaining because Illinois received the same treatment as the other states. "But this will wipe out completions on the interstate highway system on the dates which had been set as goals, and it wiU have a substantial effect, direct and indirect, upon business for the next half year or more." UBERTYVILLE, 111. (AP) Vandals left the office and packing plant of the National Mellody Farm Fresh Egg Co. a gooey mess after smashing some 20,000 eggs inside the building late Wednesday night or early Thursday. Some 60,000 chickens roosting in adjacent buildings were not disturbed. Albert J. Wetzel, manager of the. firm,, told police that tl^e proce's^ing building was entered by breaking a window. Wetzel, who turned the processing crew to mopping up the mess, said that many of the eggs were thrown against the walls and machinery. Some were broken into desk drawers in the office and others were broken in their crates. The plant floor was covered in places by egg scum three inches, thick. 4 Break-Ins Here; Money, Guns Stolen V Burglars got money and guns in foiu* Thanksgiving holiday break-ins in Mt. Vernon. Two .22 calibre pistols and $70 in cash were stolen at the Eight-BaU BUliards. 236 south Ninth. Authorities said the thieves may have hidden inside until the place of business was closed. Thieves also broke into the nearby Jim's Billiards, 821 Jordan, taking cigarettes and an undetermined sum of money. They broke a rear window to gain entrance. Thieves used an upstairs window to get into Jansen's Laundry, 308 south Ninth. They took an undetermined sum of money from a stamp machine and a few pennies from a cash register. Burglars caused property damage but apparently failed in a search for money in Building A at Mt. Vernon high school. They broke a plate glass to get into the cafeteria and a door glass to enter an oftice. They then broke into a desk drawer, in an apparent vain search for money. Reds Flee When Gis Reach Combat Area With Artillery, Air Sup|>ort; Weather Slows Bombing. SAIGON, South Vict Nam (AP)— Two Vietnamese irregular companies and their U.S. "Green Beret" Special Forces advisers came out on top tonight in heavy combat with a Communist force in the tangled jungles of War Zone C, an American command stokesman announced. A U.S. Army company linked up with the 240 or so irregulars, he said, and "the Viet Cong fled." There was no final report of casualties on either side, though initial advices were that allied losses were light. American artillery and air strikes had pounded the Communist troops in the action, in Tay Ninh Province nine miles northeast of Tay Ninh City and about 45 miles nortiiwest ot Saigon. North Vietnamese troops wiped out a similar Vietnamese force in the same region a month ago. The Tay Ninh action was th« most spectacular ground contact in a day which saw U.S. 1st Cavalry Division troops chase the Viet Cong up river valleys of the central coast in Binh Dlnh Province while 25 Division infantrymen scoured caves in the h>ghlands.!.aijd ,jEo««id,numeroMS graves. U.S. Atr Force and Navy planes were beset by heavy weather over North Viet Nam for the eighth day in a row Thursday, but chalked up a total of 101 missions. U.S. Marine . Corps planes wets active in South Viet Nam, flying a record 257 sorties against Viet Cong targets, mainly in support of ground op« erations in the vicinity of the demilitarized zona between tha two Viet Nams. Convoy Aoibnshed U. S. officials, meanwhile, on* tangled the confusion surround* ing the Thanksgiving Day ara« bush of an American civiUan< militaty convoy on Highway It south of Dalat. Final casualty figures announced today were one U.S. military man killed and six wounded, one U.S. civiliaq killed, one Canadian civilian killed, four Koreans killed, one Filipino killed and one Vietnamese killed. One U.S. civilian and a Cana^ dian, a Korean and Vietnamese also were wounded. The new official figures were much lower than the 20 reported killed and 10 wounded announced on Thanksgiving Day. A spokesman said one military water truck and two Page Communications Engineering Inc., vans were desh:oyed, and three Page vans seriously damaged. First Cavaliy troops, following up a successful action Thanksgiving Day in which they killed 30 Viet Cong along the centi:-al coast and captured 11, sbuck out along the base of the an Loa Valley today, making occasional contact. Hindus Strike Over Holy Cows NEW DELHI, India (AP)-A call by Hindu group.s for a nationwide strike to protest the slaughter of cows shut down one-third of New Delhi's shops today. Police were out in force to prevent the sh'ikers from physically compelling shopkeepers to comply with the strike call and to block a recurrence of the bloody riots which shook the capital about three weeks ago. In smaller cities such as Jaipur, capital of the Rajasthan state, the strike was reported total and Hindus defied a ban on procession to demand the protection of India's sacred cows. Oswald Acted Alone—Hoover WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said today all available evidence indicates that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assa.s- sination of President John F. Kennedy. , "Not one shred of evidence j has been developed to link any other person in a cojispii'acy with Oswald to assassinate President Kennedy," Hoover said in a statement. A number of books, articles and statements recently have raised questions about the validity of the findings of the Warren Commission, which named Oswald as the assassin and said he acted alone. The FBI turned over all its own findings tp tba obaittiesioa Heart Patient Stranded Near The North Pole WASHINGTON, (AP) — Lonnie D. McKinney, 30, a U.S. Weather Bureau mechanic at a station 800 miles from the North Pole, suffered an apparent heart attack Wednesday but efforts to get him to a hospital so far have been unsuccessful, the bureau said today. McKinney, whose home Is in Alexandria, Va., has been stationed five months at Mould Bay, Prince Patrick Island, Canada. The bureau said efforts were made to charter a Canadian government plane to fly McKinney to a hospital in Inuvik, Canadian Northwest Territories, 800 miles from Mold Bay, but the place was unable to land on the first attempt because of high winds and blowing show. A new attempt will be made as soon as weather permits, the ifauieau sail U.S., Russian Computers In Chess Match STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A Stanford University computer, its memory core stuffed witK diess -playing know-h o w has taken on a Soviet computer In a chess match series which may take a year to complete. The promoter of the match Is a Stanford professor. Dr. John McCarthy, who would like ta improve and evaluate 'intelU< gent behavior' by machines. McCarthy and his stodents Bl jTechnobgy and Stanford have been developing tba cbess-pla;^ ing program since 19?7. Tba professor challenged the Soviets to the match last year while on a visit to Moscow. The human programmers have fed cliess-plajdng data Into the machines but the computer! are choosing the moves. Moves are reported by telegraph. The series is broken into torn games of about 40 moves apiece. . i

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