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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 1963 DEATHS and FUNERALS Funeral Friday At Ewing For Nellie Doty Funeral services for Miss Nellie Doty will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Ewing Methodist church. The Rev. A. B. Ctodfelder of Mt. Vernon will officiate. Burial will be in the Benton cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Mitchell Funeral Home in Benton where friends may call at any time. Miss Doty, a former well known resident of Ewing and a former school teacher, lived in Downers Grove, 111. She died Monday night in San Francisco, Calif., from an apparent heart attack, while en route home from a trip to the Hawaiian Islands. She i9 survived by three brothers, Albert Doty of St. Louis, Roy and John Doty, both of Ewing; two sisters. Miss Elizabeth Doty of Highland Park, 111., and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis of Commerce, Tex.; and an aunt, Mrs. Sarah Taylor of Mt. Vernon. Martha Fleener Dies At Age 64; Rites Saturday Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Fleener, of 334 Caborn Avenue, died at 8:30 last night at the age of 64 years, eight months and nine days. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Myers Chapel and burial will be In Oakwood cemetery. The body will lie In 6tate at Myers Chapel, where friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday. Mrs. Fleener was born November 28, 1898 in Jefferson county, the daughter of Valentine and Lou (Mifflin) Rapp. In 1917 sh« was married to Ernie Fleener, who survives. Mrs. Fleener was a member of the Mt Zion Baptist church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son Dalton Fleener of Peoria; two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Tucker and Mrs. Virgil Shirley, both of Mt. Vernon; three brothers, Dan Rapp of Paxton, 111., Henry Rapp of Centralia and Wiley Rapp of Bluford; a sister, Mrs. Maude McDonald of Centralia; a half-brother, Clyne Rapp of Keenes: five half-sisters, Mrs. Elsie Sledge and Mrs. Altress Youngblood of Keenes, Mrs. Ruth Austin of Ramsey, 111., pnd Mrs. Melba Waller and Mrs. Blanche Henson of Xenia; a step-sister Mrs. Ola Cannon of Mt Vernon; and five grandchildren. Floy Brookman, Ex-Resident, Dies At Granite City Mrs. Floy Brookman, 78, of Granite City, died last night in that city. She is the former Miss Floy Bell of Bluford and a former resident of Mt Version. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at the Tieter Funeral Home in Granite City, jBurial will be In St. Hiram Masonic cemetery in St. Louis pounty. The body will lie in state at the Tieter Funeral Home where friends may call at any time Friday afternoon. Mrs. Brookman was preceded In death by her husband, James jBrookman. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Esther Zimmerman of Granite City. Mrs. Brookman was a mem bed of the Methodist church in Granite City. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors of America of Mt. Vernon. Former Resident James W. Seibert Dies In New York Word has been received here of the death of James W. Seibert, a former Mt. Vernon resident who was vice president of a New York corporation. Mr. Seibert, who would have been 48 years of age on August 27, died Sunday night following a heart attack at his home in Mamaroneck, New York. He was a native of Carbondale. His wife is the former Veta Aitken of Benton. Mr. Seibert was vice-president In charge of field buying at the New York office of McKesson and Robbins, Inc. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1937. He was a former Carbondale school teacher and held a master's degree from the University of Illinois. Seibert joined McKesson and Robbins in 1944 and worked in the drug division at Cairo and Kangas City, Mo. He then was district sales manager of the southwestern division in Oklahoma City before becoming district Vice-president in 1956. Survivors include his wife, three eons and a sister, Mrs. Ben Vine yard of Carbondale. Funeral services were held in New York Wednesday and another funeral service will be held In Carbondale tomorrow. The body will lie in state at the Huffman Funeral Home in Carbondale after 4:00 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a. m. Friday and burial will be in a Carbondale cemetery. W. B. Reeves, 63, Dies Suddenly At McLeansboro William Barney Reeves, 63, died suddenly at 9:30 a. m. today at his home In McLeansboro following an apparent heart attack. The body has been taken to (lie Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mr. Reeves was bom April 21, 1900, in Hamilton county, the son of Levi and Cassandra (Brockett) Reeves. He was married to Martha Benbrook, who survives. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Cassandra Reeves of McLeansboro; two sons, Barney Reeves, Jr., of Addison, 111., and Dr. Billy D. Reeves of Evanston, HI.; a daughter, Mrs. John Adams of Tyler, Tex.; two brothers, James and Audrey Reeves, both of West Frankfort; a sister, Mrs. CTaude Glass of Macedonia; and nine grandchildren. Buddhist Monk Announces He Plans To Burn HUE, Viet Nam (AP)-A group of 108 Buddhists began a 48- hour hunger strike in this central Vietnamese holy city today to protest policies of President Ngo Dinh Kern's government. Supporting them, nearly half the shops in the city closed down. Hunger strikers demanded that the government punish police and troops they claim killed one Buddhist and injured 56 others in hitherto unreported clashes July 27 and 31. The strike began on the eve of a national conference of Roman Catholic students at which Archbishop Ngo Dinh Thuc, the presi dent's brother, was expected to spc&Jc* In Saigon, 400 miles to the south, police geared for trouble as a young unidentified monk an nounced plans to burn himself to death in the continuing Buddhist struggle for what they consider their civil rights and religious liberty. MARKETS Mt. Vernon Hog Market Prices were unchanged on the local livestock market today. ! The top was 17.25 for 190 to 220 lb. hogs. Sows were 15.50 for 300 weight down; sows 300 weight and over 15.00, down. Boars were 8.50 and 10.50. Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this afternoon: Wheat $1.69 Soybeans $2.49 Corn $1.25 St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS (AP) Eggs and live poultry: Eggs, consumer grades, A large 31-32, A medium 25-27, A small 16-17, B large 26-27, wholesale grades, standard 26-27, unclassified farm run 23%-25, checks 18-21. Hens, heavy 12-13, light over 5 lbs 8-9, under 5 lbs 7-8, commer- |cial broilers and fryers 15-16. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP)-Chlcago Mercantile Exchange—Butter steady; wholesale buying prices unchanged; 93 score AA 57%; 92 A 57%; 90 B 56; 89 C 55&; cars 90 B 57%; 89 C 57. Eggs mixed; wholesale buying iprices 2 lower to 1 higher; 70 per cent or better grade A whites 31 %; mixed 30V4; mediums 26; standards 28%; dirties 25%; checks 25. WHITE HOUSE PUPPIES $20 Bills Cover RR Right-of-Woy LOS ANGELES (AP)-A postal money bag containing an estimated $100,000 fell from a transfer wagon, was run over by a train and burst open, scattering $20 bills along the track. "Fortunately there was no wind," said a railroad station em­ ploye, after the mishap Wednesday. "The money was gathered up in about 20 minutes." Hospital Notes Jcfferbon Memorial Admitted: Herschel Massey. Discharged: Audrey White; Mrs. Shirley Belmont and baby, Howard Edward; Milburn Smith. Good Samaritan Admitted: Sarah Edna Smith-, Carolyn Sue Puckett; Beulah Mae Merchel; Venlta Bernice Karch; Roy Gene Fancher; Fred Andrew Holland; Doris Eileen Morlan; Barbara Jean Draper; Fred Charles Weigand; Charles Burton Jackson. Discharged: Florence Jay; Clifford R. Murphy; Betty Rae Gilbert; Melinda Ethel Russell; Arnold James Goffinett; Roy Gene Fancher; Bonnie Ferrell Smith; Mrs. Carolyn Sue Neal and baby, Patricia Elaine; Madge Lorene Downs; Mrs. Merrilyn Joyce Brookman and baby, Brent Dean; Mrs. Carol Ann Greenwalt and baby, Sean Dean; Mrs. Elizabeth Bandy and baby, Daniel Louis. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Bill Higgins of 208 Castlcton are the parents of s [daughter born at 2:31 o'clock yes> terday afternoon in Good Samaritan hospital. She weighed six pounds 15 ounces and has been named Kathy Jane. Mr. and Mrs. Everett Porter of 1109 Shawnee are the parents of a son bom at 8:30 o'clock last night in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed six pounds ten ounces and has been named Michael Duane. Mr. and Mrs. Ghent B. Holman of 714 Columbia are the parents 'of a son born at 8:18 o'clock this morning in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed six pounds and one ounce. $35 MILLION FLOOD DAMAGE AT BUFFALO (Continued from Pago 1) PAT ON BACK FROM MERCHANT Beautiful Flowers At Mt. V. Gas Stations Pushlnka, the mongrel offspring of Russian space dog given to Caroline Kennedy by Premier Khrushchev, and her four pups at the White House, where more than 5,000 requests for the pups have been received since they were whelped. All requests have been turned down. Caroline named three of the pups Streaker, Blackle, and White Tips, and still ponders name for fourth, (NEA Telephoto) LIST CONDITION OF JFK SON AS SERIOUS Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111 (AP)-(USDA)-Hogs 7,000; 190250 lb barrows and gilts 17.2518.35; sows 275-S25 lb 13.25-16.50. Cattle 800; calves 150; good to choice steers 23.50-24.75; good and choice heifers 22.00-24.00; utility and commercial cows 14.00-16.00; vealers fairly active steady; good and choice 24.00-29.00. Sheep 1,000; good to prime lambs 18.50-21.00; ewes 4.50-5.50 Chicago Grain CHICAGO (AP) - Wheat No 1 red (tough) 1.80%; No 2 hard 2.01; sample grade yellow hard 1.92^. Corn No 1 yellow 1.33&; No 2 yellow 1.33^; sample grade yellow 1.26'4. Oats No 1 heavy white 68; No 1 extra heavy white "; No 2 extra heavy white 68, Soybeans No 1 yellow 2.64; No 2 yellow 2.64. Soybean oil S&b-^a. Wan Street NEW YORK (AP)-Slock market prices improved somewhat but remained mixed late this afternoon. Volume for the day was estimated at 3.4 million shares, compared with 3.79 million Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission's final report of its investigation of the securities industry had no immediate adverse effect. Aircrafts, mail order-retails and drugs advanced. Tobacco issues declined about a point following publication of an article speculating that forthcoming reports on smoking's relation to health would be critical. Parke Davis, up nearly 2 points, looked like it might be the most active stock. Schering was up about a point. Ligget & Myers, Lorillard and Philip Morris declined about a point. Xerox, Control Data and Electronic Associates gained about a point. American Stock Exchange prices were mixed. Corporate bond prices were a shade higher. U.S. governments were mixed. (Continued from Page 1) MEETINGS Federated Club Members of the Mildred D. gherrad Federated Club will : jneet Thursday evening, August B, at 8 :00 o'clock in the home " pt Mrs. Oslo Jones 909 Perkins. T ODESSA HALL, pres. over by noon. "I've lived here 40 years and it's never been this bad," an East Side housewife said. Mayor Chester Kowal estimated damage to public facilities at 57 million and damage to homes and businesses at $28 million. He declared a state of emergency. Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller ordered state public works crews to provide the city with whatever lielp was available. In suburban Cheektowaga, which has not had a flood in 30 years, 15 boats moved stranded families to a high school. Police said about 80 per cent of the homes there received flood damage. At the Buffalo Zoo, polar bears were swimming in the moat surrounding their cage. Clayton F. Freiheit, zoo curator, said guards stood nearby with weapons poised but the water receded before the bears got free. At Rosweli Park Memorial Institute where ducks usually swim on a pond in the lobby, water gushed through the lobby and brought the ducks with it. Last week, a 3.37-inch deluge caused flood damage between $500,000 to 51.5 million. Several homes bad to be evacuated at that time. Gifted Children Centers To Open SPRINGFIELD, Rl. (AP) — From 10 to 16 centers to demonstrate how to educate gifted children will be set up in Illinois this year. About 20 will be set up next year. The Advisory Council on Education of Gifted Children recommended these figures Wednesday and State School Supt. Ray Page announced Thursday he accepted them. He also accepted the recommendation for 6 to 10 experimental projects. Illinois public school districts and state universities may propose such centers and projects to be eligible for state reimbursement. Of the $6.7 million appropriated, 1.3 million will be used for centers and $450,000 for projects. At a Sept. 26 meeting, the council will recommend how to reimburse participating public schools with the $4 million provided. Teacher training will consume another 700,000 and state consultants and administration will take $300,000. Dog Dog-Catcher KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Keno- shas dog catcher Ralph Thomas forfeited a $10 bond in County Judge Urban Zievers' court on Wednesday. The charge—allowing his dog to run loose. Wednesday. And, in November I960, when his first son, John Jr., was born some three weeks prematurely. Kennedy, flying back from Palm Beach, Fla., got the word in the air that the baby had been born at Georgetown University Hospital, again in a similar emergency situation. The Kennedy's named the new baby Patrick, after the President's grandfather, and Bouvier. for Mrs. Kennedy's father, the late John V. Bouvier, a New York stock broker. Because of the premature birth, the baby was baptized in the surgery room shortly after birth by the base Catholic Chaplain, the Rev. John Schahill of Portland, Maine. This procedure is considered common practice in premature birtlis, a White House spokesman said, and little Patrick will be christened formally later. Mrs. Kennedy had brief glimpses of her new son. The last time, he was wheeled into her room in a special incubator by the President himself. And then, the infant was whisked off for a speedy ambulance dash to Boston, a trip that took a little more than cne hour. Doctors had decided he could get better medical treatment at the Children's Medical Center, which is considered one of tiie best hospitals in the country specializing in children's diseases. There, the baby was placed in an Isolette, a machine that bridges the gap between the mother's womb and the outside world, keeping temperature and humidity at the best balance to facilitate breathing. The medical problem of the Kennedy offspring was described as "idiopathic respiratory distress syndrome." In layman's language, it means the baby's lungs had not developed sufficiently to function properly outside the mother's womb. It is not considered an unusual condition of premature babies, and even John Jr., who was born only some three weeks ahead of schedule in a similar emergency, had suffered a bit from it. The new baby was bom at 12:52 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, after Mrs. Kennedy was rushed to the Air Force hospital by helicopter from her summer vacation home at Squaw Island some 22 miles away. He weighed in at four pounds, 10V£ ounces, and was 17 inches in length. A staff member who saw the infant said he was "beautifully formed." POSSESSION WILL BRING HEAVY FINE Three New Bills To Keep Liquor From Youngsters CLAIM HAITI REBELLION IS CRUSHED (Continued from Page 1) of the enmity of Dominican President Juan Bosch" toward Duvalier. Baguidy reiterated charges that the Dominican Republic collaborated with the invading force. The Dominican government and invasion leaders have denied the invasion was launched from Domi- ican soil. The OAS committee scheduled a heaving today to hear the arguments of Dominican, Ambassador Arturo Calveati. j SPRINGFIELD, HI. (AP) — Three bills designed to keep liquor out of young persons' hands have been signed into law by Gov. Otto Kemer. One prohibits minors from possessing liquor under penalty of a $25 to $100 fine. The second measure bare an adult from giving or delivering liquor to anyone under age 21 and the third restricts the sale of alcoholic beverages other than beer within 1,500 feet of a state university campus. Another bill approved Wednesday by Kerner permits sale of liquor in state park restaurants but limits it to food service and prohibits bars and cocktail lounges. Kerner vetoed a bill by Sen. Egbert Groen, R-Pekin, to prevent transfers of state policemen from one district to another for disciplinary reasons without a hearing by the State Police Merit Board. Groen had contended that some troopers were transferred because they incurred the displeasure of their commanding officers. The governor said that although transfers can be as effective as discharges, current law protects state policemen fro arditrary or unreasonable disciplinary action. I Kemer vetoed a bill to authorize the state to reimburse school] districts for the cost of transporting kindergarten puoils. He said it would cost $400,000 in a two- year period for one-way transpor-i tation alone and no state funds were provided for the service. Another bill vetoed would have required that all bills filed in the legislature making appropriations or affecting state revenue be accompanied by notes estimating the changes in state expenses or revenue. Kerner sair he agreed with the bill's intent to supply more information to lawmakers on fiscal operations but added that such reforms should come from an extensive study of the total budgetary process. The governor struck down a measure which provided that rubber and canvas footwear imported from foreign countries into Illinois be marked 'imported goods." Among bills he signed were those: Making a business school's refusal to admit applicants because or race, color or creed grounds for revocation of an operating permit. "RR Firemen To Have Final Say"-Wirtz Wayne City And Fairfield Boys In Order Of Arrow Detailed Weather Report MT. VERNON WEATHER Wednesday high 91, low 74. Rainfall 1963 to date 22.25- inches. One year ago high 90, low 71. Five years ago high 90, low 68. Ten years ago high 80, low 58. Friday sunrise 5:05, sunset 7:06 (CST). ILLINOIS TEMPERATURES Belleville 92 70 Moline 89 70 Peoria . 89 67 Quincy „.. 92 69 Rantoul 89 M Rockford 87 64 Springfield 87 65 Vandalla 91 64 East Dubuque 88 68 THE WEATHER ELSEWHERE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A bany, cloudy „... 85 62 .13 Albuquerque, cloudy „ 94 70 .03 Atlanta, clear 91 72 Bismarck, cloudy 92 70 30 Boise, clear _^ 98 69 Boston, cloudy 87 69 Buffalo, clear 73 62 1.77 Chicago, clear 88 65 Cleveland, clear 81 66 Denver clear _ 81 60 ~ oes Moines, clear 89 69 _ Detroit, clear _ 91 g4 Fairbanks, cloudy ... 62 49 02 Fort Worth, cleai _ 102 78 Helena, clear 95 62 Honolulu, clear ... 88 76 Service station operators on west Broadway received a well deserved verbal pat-on-the-back from a merchant this week for a good job in helping to beautify the King City. A letter to The Register- News from Bill Steffy, well known merchant, tells the story of community effort. Mr. Steffy's letter: "In going back and forth to work on west Broadway during the past summer, it has been pure pleasure and delight to see the beautiful flowers that the gasoline filling stations have planted around their places of business. All the way from 12th St. to 32nd St., gorgeous flow ers tell the world that these station proprietors are proud of their businesses, proud of their stations, and proud of Mt eVr non. These proprietors are show ing spirit and an attitude that is Dound to help ML Vernon and make it a better place in which to live. These fellows are to be commended. Wouldn't it be wonderful If all of us would do something "extra" to help Mt Vernon. If we did, what could stop us? The answer is: Nothing could stop us. We are and can always be the greatest city in Southern Illinois. Very truly yours, Bill Steffy." Fairfield and Wayne City Boy Scouts have been inducted into the Order of Arrow at Camp Joy this week. Inductees included Stuart Chase of Wayne City and Larry Johnson, Don Garrison, Butch Ethridge, Bob Hoffee, Mike Feldman and Danny Vest of Fairfield. Today In Washington Indianapolis, clear 86 56 Juneau, rain 59 54 .24, Kansas City, clear 92 71 f WASHINGTON (AP) — In the Los Angeles, cloudy „ 81 68 .01 new s from Washington: SMASHING CENTENNIAL: Louisville, clear ._ 89 65 Memphis, clear 94 75 Miami, clear _ 89 78 Milwaukee, cloudy 76 59 Mpls., St. Paul, cloudy 94 63 New Orleans, cloudy .. 92 73 New York, clear 88 66 Oklalwma City, clear 88 70 Omaha, cloudy 92 67 Philadelphia, cloudy .. 82 63 Phoenix, clear 98 75 Pittsburgh, rain 77 63 Portland, Me., cloudy 86 65 Portland, Ore., clear 82 38 Rapid City, cloudy 99 68 Richmond, clear 91 66 St. Louis, clear 91 70 Salt Lake City, cloudy 93 71 San Diego, cloudy 79 69 San Francisco, cloudy 61 55 Seattle, clear 79 60 Tampa, clear 96 78 .01 .01 .'07 WASHINGTON (AP)—The 156 local officials of the locomotive firemen's union who would have the final say on an agreement have been summoned to Washington next week in case there's a break in the railroad dispute. "If there is to be an agreement this group has got to be here," said Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz. Wirtz did not indicate whether he had a solid proposal to submit to the union's general chairmen but he told a news conference: "We are continuing to look for every possibility of an agreement." So far there have been no outward signs of any leap forward in the face-to-face negotiations between railroad and union negotia -j tore. J The talks, carried on under the 1 eye of Wirtz, may determine by | PITTSBURG, Calif. (AP)—Ron- next week whether the carriers a ],j guffo ^ ^^j, pu n e d safely and thp nnprmimr .mmn. n»« '^-'out of a 65 -foot mine shaft Wednes (Q : American taxpayers helped the Internal revenue Service celebrate its 100th birthday by pouring a record tax take—$105.9 billion—into federal coffers in the fiscal year which ended June 30. The Treasury bonanza included a new high for individual income and employment taxes, $67.9 bil lion, and a 6 .5-billion increase 'n'j'over fiscal 1962. when receipts to- staled $99.4 billion, BELLYACHE: Eighty-year-old Rep. Howard W. Smith, chairman of the House Rules Committee Wednesday suffered what he called "a bellyache," but recov ered sufficiently to leave the Capitol after treatment. The Virginia Democrat told and the operating unions can settle their wrangle over jobs -= or whether Congress will have to step in to avert a nationwide strike Aug. 29, That's the date the railroads plan to institute the often-postponed work rules which would eliminate thousands of jobs, particularly those of firemen on diesel freight locomotives. The carriers say the jobs are unnecessary. The union says they are needed for safety. Under Wirtz urging, J.L. Shattuck, vice president of the AFL- CIO Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine men Wednesday summoned the union's general chairmen to a meeting here Tuesday. The men have the authority to make a binding agreement with the railroads and Wirtz said it was imperative they be here METROPOLIS GIRL IS 1963 QUEEN inois Starts 111th State Fair On Friday SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP)-The 111th Illinois State Fair, showcase for some of the state's finest agricultural products, opens a 10- day program Friday that will be crammed with attractions for farm and city folks alike. Gov. Otto Kemer, assisted by Miss Joyce Hall, Metropolis, 1963 Illinois County Fair Queen, will perform the official ceremony and then join in a grand parade from the main gate to the grandstand. The day is set aside mainly for the youngsters and more than 5 ,000 of them are expected to take part in the parade, baton twirling contest, ponytail and pigtail competition and many other events. Another feature on the first day is dedication of the newly constructed junior livestock activities and exhibits building. The dedication program will be climaxed by a milking contest in which Kemer will try his hand. Franklin Rust, fair manager, said the exposition grounds already are bulging with thousands of animals whose owners are seeking blue ribbons and cash in the mammoth livestock judging. Other top attractions besides the livestock include quarterhorse and harness racing, a society horse show, auto and motorcycle racing and political activities. Fair officials said there will be more free educational exhibits than ever before. The huge Farm-A-Rama exhibit, which made its debut last year, will offer more than a mile of farm machinery and other equipment of the nation's leading manufacturers. The Golden Knights Army Parachute Team will jump daily from a 14,000-foot altitude and land in front of the grandstand One of the fair's new attractions is "Gaslight Square," t combination of the Old West and the Gay Nineties complete with boardwalk, nickelodeons, dance halls and authentic gas street lamps. Veterans will have their day Sunday, traditionally the largest crowd-drawing day of the fair. Bands and drum and bugle corps will compete from midmorning to late evening for $5,000 in cash prizes. On the entertainment calendar, the biggest personality is television star Andy Griffith, who will appear the night of Saturday Aug. 17. Political days will be held again, with Republicans taking over the grounds for a rally Wednesday to be followed by a Democratic show on Governor's Day Thursday. The fair again will have a free gate after 5 p.m. daily. Washington, clear 82 66 .01 photographers and newsmen as he walked to his automobile after several hours in the office of Dr. George W. Calver, the congressional physician, that he'd call them 'if I drop dead after get ting home.' Calver said the congressman apparently had suffered a mild attack of food poisoning, Pull Boy Out Of 65-Foot Shaft Mahutska Oil Co. Selling Holdings ROBINSON, 111. (AP)—Mahut­ ska Oil Co., which helped pioneer petroleum production in Illinois and Indiana, announced today it is selling its holdings and will expire. President John A. Byerly said stockholders approved the action Monday. Mahutska is negotiating sale of some of its facilities to Marathon Oil Co., he said. The company was founded in 1906 and opened oil fields in Illinois and Indiana. Most of its refinery operations are in the Robinson area. day after spending over an hour on his back looking up at "that little hole in the sky." He suffered minor injuries. Ronald fell to the bottom of the abandoned mineshaft east of here. Two friends lowered him into the shaft with a rope. It broke when he was halfway down, dropping him to soft ground at the shaft bottom. Two Pacific Gas and Electric Co. linemen climbed down and rescued him several hours later. "It was pretty gruesome," Buffo confided while recovering at his Pittsburgh home. "I was knocked out, I guess, and then I woke up, I was lying on my back BAGMEN?: Edwin P. Neilan, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says the spoils system in the federal government is "more sophisticated, more sinister, than ever before." There is a public scandal in federal spending, the Delaware banker said in a speech Wednesday at the National Press Club, and voters in many cases have turned their congressmen into "bagmen'—a term used to describe rackets collectors. Neilan said federal spending has been used as a bribing power to buy votes. And, in a Senate speech, Democratic leader Mike Mansfield of Tire Blow Out Causes Wreck North Of City A car driven by Larry Don Hawkins, 721 south 18th street, went out of control on the Centralia Road last night when a front tire blew out. The car went into a ditch and hit a tree stump. No one was injured, county of- fleers said. The accident occurred about a mile north of Mt. Vernon. Burglary At Bluford Store Burglars stole an undetermined amount of cash and three or four cartons of cigarets last night at the Osborn Grocery Store in Bluford. They got into the building by prying a front door open. Cucumbers Grow Round, Yellow Russell Howell, 1110 22nd street, has a crop of unusual cucumbers in his garden. The cucumbers are yellow and round, about the size and shape of a large orange. Seeds for the cucumbers were sent from California by Mrs. Howell. She says they are tasty when sliced but are not good for pickles. The Scouts were Inducted as honor campers. Grant Divorce In Court Here A divorce, Madelyn B. Cleek, vs. Charles M. Cleek, Jr., was granted during a brief session of circuit court here Wednesday. Judge Alvin Lacy Williams conducted the court session. Hit-Run Driver KO 's Stop Sign A hit-and-run driver kept going after knocking down a stop sign Wednesday in west Mt. Vernon, near Country Heights. Police were given a partial description of the car. POLICE COURT Fines assessed by Police Magistrate Sherman Bullock included: Jim Boldrey. $25 and costs on charge of disturbance at city park; John Brashear, Sikeston, Mo., S14 and costs on state police charge of speeding 61 miles per hour in a truck; David R. Turner, $5 and costs for disobeying a stop sign. and I looked up and all I could Montana accused Neilan of mak see was that little hole in the \ing "wild statements.' sky." 33rd Infantry Top Division ROCKFORD, 111. (AP) - The 33rd Infantry Division, Illinois National Guard, topped U.S. divisions on percentage of authorized strength since the Guard's reorganization in April 1963, 33rd Division officials said today. Of the 18 infantry and 5 armored divisions, the Illinois division was followed by Oklahoma's 45th Division and Texas* 36th division. The 33rd division, commanded by Maj. Gen. Francis P. Kane, Chicago, recently completed its annual summer field training at Camp Ripley, Minn. Its information office is in Rockford. Fined $50 For Two Suits For Shoplifting Chester Taylor, 19, of 1028 Newby Avenue, was fined $50 and costs late Wednesday on a charge of disturbance by petty larceny. Police said Taylor was charged with shoplifting a $4.99 sweater at the Illinois Brokerage store on the square. Would Abolish 3-Lane Highway CAIRO, 111. (AP)—Sheriff Earl Shepherd Jr. said Wednesday he is asking the state to convert three-lane U.S. 51 north of Cairo to two lanes. The center lane, used for passing, has caused several accidents, he said. FAIRCHIID - LAUR ANNUAL PICNIC-BASKET DINNER SUNDAY, AUG. 11, 1963 Mt. Vernon City Park COME ONE—COME ALL You Art Welcome Divorce Filed Two suits for divorce were filed hi circuit court here late Wednesday. Thomas N. Campbell filed a divorce action against Cleo Campbell, charging desertion in the complaint. The couple married June 22, 1955 and lived together until November 24, 1960, the complaint states. Border Vs. Border Barbara Border filed suit for divorce against Gary C. Border, charging desertion and adultery in the complaint. She seeks custody of two minor children and alimony for their support. The couple married December 9, 1957 and separated February 15, 1962, according to the complaint. Bites Like A Mink LIBERTYVILLE, 111. (AP)-No cat ever got the tongue of Jinx, but a mink almost did. The dog found a wild mink in shrubbery Wednesday near Libertyville and was bitten on the tongue and lips when he got too close. A neighbor youth, Leroy Williams, 16, at whose home Jinx found the mink, was bitten on the hand. Sheriff's men captured the mink and placed him under observation. Flees Vandalia VANDALIA, 111. (AP) - Au thorities searched today for an inmate who disappeared Wednesday from the laundry room of the state penal farm. Warden Clayton King said the man, William Young, 21, of Flora, was serving a term fro Clay County for theft. WW Enjoy Pence Of Mind NOTICE VFW POST 1376 VFW-DANCE-VFW Friday, August 9th VFW Dugout—10th and Main ELMER SLATER BAND Top 45 record* available for $.98 it FERTHERSTUn FJi .uck.IPS—little Slevie Wonder WIPE OUT-Sufari» HOPEUSS—Andy William* NOT ME-Orlon> SURF CITY-Jan & Dean DETROIT CITY-Bobby Bare SURFER GIRl-Beach Boyi THIS IS ALL I ASK-Burl Ivet KINO OF BOY YOU CAN'T FORGET—Rainbow* HEY GIRL-Freddy Scott FRANKIE & JOHNNY-Sam Cook* CANDY GIRl-Four Seaionc DREAMER—Neil Sedaka PAINTED TAINTED ROSE —Al Martino BIOWIN' IN THE WIND —Peter Paul & Mary SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE -Jackie Wilion DANKE SCHOEN-Wayn* Newton HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH —Allan Sherman Beit Selling Album* HOW THE WEST WAS WON WEST SIDE STORY BYE BYE BIRDIE IT HAPPENED AT THE WORLD'S FAIR BARGAIN COUNTER S 45 record* for only $1.00 18 s'Jits, " > > , trv If £ t * 1 ROY SAYS: Christmas Clearance Sale ! It's Christmas in August at| . W-G. It's near ing the end of 3 y'our '63 model year and xvel fehave nearly 40 new tatrB to^ ..practically give away. After f;these are gone — '64'st So if pyou have been waiting for .(that "Santa Claus" deal on a ; I'83, see me today while then S selection is still good. 3 Santa Claus Atkinson iW-G MOTORS Phon« 242-6420

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