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1 TEMPERATURE Saturday high 38, low 28. Sunday high 52, low 19. 7:00 a.m. today 31. Downtown noon today 38. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL TO ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER WEATHER Southern Illinois — Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Cooler tonight, not much temperature change Tuesday. Low lonight in the 20s. High Tuesday in the mid 30s central, 3743 extreme south. VOLUME XLIV — NO. 53 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1963 BETANCOURT CANDIDATE 30c PER WEEK 7982 TRANSPORTATION PLAN <*uttro« »»<ten» HtH UbWIbH MicftfcericN tMMovcioeNr dOUtf tlMnMI iNYfASTATC WvjTl us. novu. CHICAGO ACTRESS MURDERED WAITING TO VOTE IN VENEZUELA This mnp shows the major elements of n 20 -yenr transportation plan for Mt. Vernon, prepared for the state and federal governments by Vogt, Ivors and Associates of Chicago. At bottom and al left the, new superhighway routes are shown and recommended Inslde-the-clty thorougbfares, new roads, collector streets and access routes are also depleted. The legends at upper right show the detailed recommendations. 29 HOLIDAY CAR DEATHS IN ILLINOIS Kills Two And Himself In Church By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Illinois traffic crashes killed 39 persons, 4 of them in u single collision, over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The Associated Press count began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and ended at midnight Sunday. Early dusk and occasional snow flurries contributed to the hazards of Thanksgiving highway driving. Sunday, John Allen, 25, of Cicero was killed when the auto 520 KILLED IN U.S. Ily THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A record 526 deaths occurred on the nation's highways in traffic accidents during the four-day Thanksgiving weekend. Reports of fatalities during the final hours of the 102-hour period pushed t he toll above the 514 of the 1962 Thanksgiving weekend which was the highest since 1958 when The Associated Press initiated tabulations for the fall holiday. The lowest was 442 in 1960. lie was riding in spun out of control on Chicago's Congress Expressway. Allen was hurled to the pavement. Joseph Nelson, 17, Franklin Park died Sunday in another Chicago area accident. Nelson died in an auto colision in River Grove. A pedestrian, Thomas Williams, 17, of Elyria, Ohio, was killed by a tractor trailer as he walked along Interstate 70 near Collinsville Sunday. Williams was a soldier stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. Mrs. Ermina Luna, 22, Chicago, died Sunday of injuries suffered the night before. Police said she wis run over by a hit-and-run driver. Another Chicago area accident Sunday took the life of Jerry Tubbs, 32. He was killed in an early morning auto collision in Hickory Hills. Another pedestrian killed Saturday night after she was hit by a car while walking along a road in the Chicago suburb. Another pedestrian kiled Saturday night was Anthony Zikus, 78, of Peoria. He was hit cross- (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 4) ASIfEVILLK, N.C. (AP)- An ex-convict walked into an Asheville church Sunday night and killed his divorced wife, the minister and himself with blasts from a shotgun. Police said Walter H. Bailey, 57, of Asheville entered the West Asheville Assembly of God Church just before the Rev. Lester Cobb, II, started the sermon and demanded to see his ex-wife, Ruby Bailey, 5(1, As Mrs. Bniley huddled on the floor between pews, hidden under the coats of other members, the Rev. Mr. Cobb pleaded with Bailey to leave. But J. D. Taylor, a member of the Church Board, said Bailey warned the 50 ]>er.sons in the congregation not to leave, and told the Rev. Mr. Cobb: "You aren't going to let her (Mra. Bailey) come out. I know she's here. I've looked everywhere for her. I'm not going to leave until I see Ruby." Police said Bailey shot the Rev. Mr. Cobb with a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun from a range of alwut five feet. Bailey then found his former wife, shot her in the head with one blast and killed himself with another shot from the double barreled gun. Dr. John C. Young, Buncombe County coroner, said he smelled alcohol on Bailey. He ruled the shootings a double murder and suicide. Police said Bailey, a self-employed tree surgeon, was released from prison about two weeks ago and that his wife's divorce became final last Tuesday. The Rev. Mr. Cobb is vived by his widow and children. PERKINS, CONGER MAY BE ONE-WAY STREETS Court Upholds Virginia's Right To Be Ignorant Karyn Kupcinet, Daughter Of Newspaper Columnist Found Strangled Nude In Hollywood Apartment. BY DICK IIIKSER Associated Press Staff Writer HOLLYWOOD (API — Homicide officers worked in teams today to question Karyn Kupcinet \s liosl of friends, hopeful of finding some lead to the strang­ ier of the vivacious, 22-year-old actress. Miss Kupcinet, a petite brunette who had appeared in a LEAD VENEZUELAN VOTERS DEFY CASTRO REDS People line up outside a polling place in Caracas. Yeiic/.uela. .Sunday to elect a new president and Congress. Election ollicials said 3,309,0011 Venezuelans, or 03.7 per cent of the eligible voting population, had registered to vole. (AP Wirephoto) Karyn Kupcinet Counsel For Ruby To Seek Trial Delay By FINIS MOTHKKSHKAI) Associated Press Staff Writer DALLAS (AP)--A defense lawyer predicts Die findings of federal investigators will holster the case of Jack Ruby, who shot down the accused assassin of President John F. Kennedy. WHITE HOUSE TALKS ON BUDGET, DEFENSE Advertising Critic Of JFK Now Missing DALLAS (AP) — whose advertisement — "Wei- Kennedy" — in a Dal- sur- four Former Envoy In Death Leap .MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Grant Stoekdale, former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and a close personal friend of the late President Kennedy, dropped to his death today from the 13th floor of the Du Pont Building in midtown Miami. The body of the 48-year-old Miami real estate executive landed on a fifth floor ledge. Police called it an "apparent suicide." Stockdale's office is on the 13th floor. Stoekdale served as administrative assistant to Sen. George Smalhers, D-Fla., from 1916 to 19-18 and in the Florida Legislature from 1948 to 1950. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Supreme Court said today Prince Kdward County had the rigid to close its public schools to avoid racial integration. In a (*)-l. decision, the majority said the Virginia Constitution gives its localities the option of operating or not operating public .schools. The dissenting judge was Chief Justice John Kggleston, who held thai the State Legislature was obliged to provide pub- lie education in the county which abandoned it four years ago. The final adjudication in loug-toughl school case hinged in pari on Hie action of the Virginia high court. The case is already belore the U.S. Supreme Court on its latest trip and Kg- gleslon's dissent offered this forecast. "'Ihe refusal ol the highest court of this state to recognize here the rights of the citizens of Prince Kdward County guaranteed to them under the Constitution of the United States is a clear invitation to the federal courts lo step in and enforce such rights. I am sure that invitation will be promptly accepted. We shall see." Prince Kdward abandoned ils public school system in 19.VJ in the face of court-ordered integration. It took the move by refusing to appropriate local mulching school funds. Joe Kennedys Fly To Florida IiYANNTS PORT. Mass. (AP) Former Ambassador and Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy look off today for Palm Beach, Fla., aboard the family plane Caroline. The parents of the late President wen- accompanied by their niece. Ann Gargan, on the trip south lo the Kennedy winter home, Kennedy smiled and waved to state police as he boarded the plane. Most of the Kennedy family, including the President's widow, Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy and her two children, left this Cape Cod rescit area Sunday night after spending Ihe Thanksgiving holiday at the fiunily homes. Heavily traveled Perkins Avenue may eventually be a one­ way east street all the way from 26th to Shawnee, according to a Mt. Vernon transportation plan which has state and federal approval. At the same time the plan calls for major improvement of Conger Avenue and making it a one-way street west from Shawnee to 26th, That is one major aspect of a $14,000,000 long range transportation plan for thoroughfares, collector streets and access routes to the new superhighways. The plan will be discussed in detail at a public meeting at the Mt. Vernon city hall council room at .'V.(X) p.m. this Thursday, December 5. All residents of the area are invited to attend. Public Works Director Fran- tlie! cis S. Lorenz has announced that the long range plan has been completed by consulting engineers for the Illinois Division of Highways. Al the Thursday meeting here members of the consulting engi- ! nccring firm of Vogt-Ivers and Associates, Chicago, and reprc- sentatives of the slate highway department will outline the pro- lxj.sed program and will answer questions concerning the long range program. The program developed which covers a 20-year period through 1982, lias been studied for many months under the supervision of the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads anl the state highway department. Plan New Street The plan calls for a new major street which would provide a new route to northwest. Ml. Vernon. The new street would extend from the deadend of Pavey Avenue, at. Pace, south along the base of the reservoir dam to tie into 20th street and thus provide an additional access to Broadway. Under the plan Fisher's Lane, presently unimproved and carrying only light traffic, will become an important thoroughfare. Perkins Avenue will be abandoned as a part of U.S. 460 and Fisher's Lane will become a pari of that, route. Plans call for major improvement of Fisher's Lane and all the way west to 34th street, and a north-south interstate service road would he built to connect Fisher's Lane and state route 148 to the Broadway access to superhighways 57 and 64, at the west Interchange. Oilier major proposals in the plan include: 1—West extension of Main number of lop television shows, was found Saturday night in her modest apartment near the famed Sunset strip. The body was nude and lay face down on a couch. The actress was the only daughter of Irv Kupeinei, a Chicago newspaper columnist and television moderator. Among those questioned was Andrew Prine, 27, a television actor identified as Miss Kupcinet's steady boy friend until a recent disagreement caused them to break up. Prine, a co-star of the "Wide Country" series, told investigators he knew nothing of the slaying but had telephoned Karyn twice Wednesday evening to discuss their differences. Investigators said he may have been the last person to hear her voice when he placed his second call about midnight. Officers believe the slaying look place in the early hours Thursday. Also questioned were two friends of Prine—Kdward S. Rubin, 22, a free lance writer, and actor Robert F. Hathaway, 21. Detecliv'es said Ihe actress' body lay undiscovered—possibly for "three days—until actor Mark Goddard and his wife, Marcia, 25, visited the modest apartment Saturday evening. They were concerned, they .said, about her failure to answer their telephone I police calls for two days. ! deuce There are increasing signs, j come Mi meanwhile, of P«»bable delay ^ „ b , t d in the murder trial of Ruby, I , . r tentatively set to start a week j mamls lr «ni congressmen for from today. : an FBI investigation has drop- Ruby, 52 owner ot a down- ( perl from sight, town slrip tease joint, remained i The ad appeared in the Dalis Morning News on Friday, under close guard today in the county jail. He has been held without bond since the televised shooting Nov. 21 ot Lee Harvy Oswald, charged with firing the shots which killed Kennedy and a Dallas policeman Iwo dais earlier. "When the government's report of the Oswald case comes Nov. 22 — the day President Kennedy came here and was assassinated. It was placed by a man who identified himself as Bernard Weissman for "The American Fact-Finding Committee." Tlie ad asked the President 12 out," defense lawyer Tom How- i questions and said Ihe commit- ard said Sundav night. "1 be-1 ice demanded "answers to lieve then that public opinion in j those questions and we want favor of Ruby woill be stronger '" She had been a dinner in their home on Wednesday than ever because it will prove conclusively there was absolutely no connection between Ruby and Oswald." District Atty. Henry Wade, who lias said he will demand the death penalty for Ruby, declined to go into this aspect of the case. Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, mother of the slain suspect, asserted she was sure her son did not kill President Kennedy. In angry tones, she blamed authorities on guard and asked in a Fort Worth interview why Oswald, who sought lo renounce U.S. citizenship when he went to Russia in 1959, was not under surveilaiice. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and city continued to dig for evi- Official silence cloaked them now Typical questions: "Why do you say we have built a 'wall of freedom' around Cuba when there is no freedom in Cuba today? Because of your policy, thousands of Cubans have been imprisoned, are starving and are persecuted — with thousands already By KARL K. B A I" MAN Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON (API—President Johnson called two Cabinet officers and his budget director to the White House today for conferences on economic and defense matters. The sessions with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNa- r ,,„ ,„„_ I mara. Secretary of Commerce me man! Luthci , H j iod{ , es and Budget Director Kermit Gordon follow hard on the heels of a busy Sunday at the White House for Ihe new President. While at his desk Sunday, Johnson drafted a letter to defense contractors asking their cooperation in cutting defense costs, and the White House announced the dates when West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard, Italian President Antonio Segni and British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas- Home will visit the President. Johnson begins his work today with an early morning visit from Whitney Young, executive director of the National Urban League. In late afternoon Johnson presents the $50,000 Enrico Fermi Award to controversial nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer directed the Los Alamos Laboratory where the atom bomb was developed during World War II. In 1954, he was declared a security risk by the Atomic Energy Commission. The commission did not murdered and thousands more | question his loyalty, but by a .awaiting execution and, in ad-j 4-1 vote barred him from "fur! dition. the entire population of | ther access to atom secrets, almost 7 million Cubans are ; Last April, the White House living in slavery." t announced that in recognition "Have you ordered or per- j 01 nis contribution toward demitted your brother Bobby, the' sloping the bomb, the AEC attorney general, to go soft on 1 had selected him to receive the Communists, fellow travelers, and ultra-leftists in America, while permit ling him lo persecute loyal Amercians who criticize you, your administration and your leadership?" Reps. Bernard V. Grahowski, Cross-Country Bus Hits Car DAYTON, Tex. (AP) - A cross-country bus and an automobile collided in a drizzle today, killing the car driver, A.D. Garrett, 51, of Center, Tex. Five bus passengers were injured. The accident occurred about 6 a.m. eight miles west of Dayton. The bus was en route from New York lo Houston. The injured, none believed seriously hurt, were taken to a Dayton hospital. SKBK HELPER m guests | any fresh discoveries. It was . D-Conn., and Silvio O. Contc. RI indicated they would need con-1 Mass., asked the FBI Friday siderable time to sift reams of I to investigate the American notes left by Oswald, an j Fact-Finding Committee, i avowed Marxist. The News quoted Weissman Howard, a veteran of crim-> as saying the assassination was inal law IriiUs, all but said lie j "the most terrible thing that would seek jiostponement of the Ruby trial on a slate charge of murder, set for Dec. 9 in a Dallas U.S. District Court. Earlier the lawyer said he expected the defense to be ready by that has ever happened to this country." date. Special Favors Voted To Jackie (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SHOP FOR GIFTS IN OUR AD PAGES Mt. V. Oil Man Is Injured As Office Burns A. E. "Red" Canter, 50, a well known Mt. Vernon oil man, suffered burns early last night: while fighting a fire at his office building east of town on new state route 15. Mr. Canter, of No. 1 Fairway, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he remained as a patient this morning. He was eported in satisfactory condition. The blaze, at the three-room Canter Drilling Co. office, occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. ! Rural firemen reported that ! the building was totally destroyed. Valuable oil drilling equipment on the grounds was not ; damaged. J Firemen said cause of the i fire had not been determined. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House passed today a bill to provide temporary secretarial help and Secret Service protection for Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy. The bill, sent by voice vote to the Senate, also would authorize payment of expenses of President: Kennedy's funeral and would grant his widow free mailing privileges for life. There was no objection to the legislation, but House Republican Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana said the record should show that providing of secretarial help and protection to a president's widow is unprecedented. The bill would provide office space and secretarial help for six months, with total salaries limitied to S50.000. The Secret Service protection for Mrs. Kenendy and her children would be authorized for a year with no fewer than two agents assigned, Fermi Award, one of science's most coveted honors. Visits Church, Cemetery Johnson, his wife and two daughters attended services Sunday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Then the Johnson family drove to Arlington National Cemetery where the President placed a bouquet of red roses on the grave of his assassinated predecessor, John F. Kennedy, The visits of Erhard, Segni and Douglas-Home are in line with Johnson's vow to carry out Kennedy's objective of .strengthening ties within the Atlantic Alliance Erhard will confer with Johnson Dec. 27-28 at the John son ranch near Johnson City, Tex. Segni will pay a state vis it to Washington Jan. 14-15, and Douglas-Home will come to Washington for talks with Johnson Fob. 12-13. President Charles de Gaulle of France also is expected to visit the United States next year, but no date has been set. The slowness in fixing a date apparently reflects the deep differences with France on Western policy. Russia Delivers Oswald Kile Meanwhile, the FBI is look ing over a Soviet consular file on Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin of Kennedy. Soviet Ambassador Anatoly F. Dobry nin voluntarily turned over the file to Secretary of State Dean Rusk Saturday- Oswald, who was slain two days after the assassination of the President, lived in Russia for nearly three years, Johnson has named a top level panel headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate Kennedy's slaying. There is no word yet on when the group will meet. Ninety-Six Per Cent Oi Voters Ballot On President, Risk Terrorist Death Threats. BV VWl, I'INCH Associated Press Staff Writer CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Raul Leoni. candidate of Venezuela's anti-Castro government, surged into a strong lead today in Ihe tabulations of the presidential election. With unofficial labulations one-third completed, Leoni held a margin of nearly 90,000 votes over his closest rival. The mounting vote for Leoni appeared to indicate resounding popular support for the strong si and outgoing President Romulo Bciancourt has taken against Prime Minister Fidel Castro's Cuban regime. In recent days. Bolancourt's government called for strong j measures against Castro includ- ! ing armed action if necessary, 1 by the United States and the nations ot Latin America on the ground that Cuba was trying to export its revolution to the hemisphere. A big victory of Leoni, candidate of Bctancourt's Democratic Action party, would hand the Castroitf terrorist underground its second major setback since Sunday, when voters turned out in record numbers despite threats of attacks by snipers. The unofficial results of the tabulation of 33 per cent ot more than 3 million votes: Leoni, 293,332; Jovito Villalba of the Republican - Democratic Union, 205,281: Arturo Uslar Pietri, an independent, 189,812: Rafael Caldera of the Social Democrats, 176,178; Wolfgang Larrazabal of the Democratic Popular Force, 83.631. The pro-Castro Armed Forces for National Liberation threatened death to those who voted and kept up the bombing, sniper fire and sabotage with which it sought during the campaign to provoke a military overthrow of Betancourt. The voters were not intimidated. Officials estimated that a record 3.4 million persons, about 96 per cent of the eligible voters, cast ballots. During the day a police agent was killed and his wife wounded in a gun fight between a terrorist gang and police and troops in Caracas. Five bombs exploded in Caracas, including one in an apartment building hallway that injured a child. Special patrols disarmed 30 other bombs. Major gun battles broke out after nightfall and after the polls closed. Avenue Urdaneta in downtown Caracas was a no man's land of machine-gun and small arms fire. During a prolonged sniper attack on a police station a volley of fire poured into the windows of the United Press International agency on the ninth floor of an oflice building. One bullet nicked the chest of cameraman Carl Warner of Miami, Fla:, and other bullets knocked out the lights and power supply. Another gun battle raged outside the building housing The Associated Press until national guard troops blocked the streets with barbed wire and drove the snipers from the roof tops. The slow official vote count continued, meanwhile, without interruption in the Congress Building surrounded by troops. About 10,000 police and national guardsmen were posted in Caracas and another 40,000 throughout the country to pro* tcct voters. Prime Minister Of Turkey Quits ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prime Minister lsmet Inonu, 80, resigned today. He had returned only Saturday from Washington, where he attended the funeral of President Kennedy. In his absence, two members of his governing coalition — tho new Turkey parly and the Peas* ants Nation parly — decided to pull out. This left Inonu in tha position either ot forming a now government or calling parliamentary elections. Reports that Inonu was to be assassinated circulated in Tut 1 * key Saturday and a heavy w* curily uard was thrown around him as ha arrived from the United States. CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS V ivM':-'

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