Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 5, 1963 · Page 19
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 19

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, December 5, 1963
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1963 THE REGISTER NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 3 Bus Driver Had His Own Police Force CHICAGO (AP)-A biu-Ruin- bn.semenl reserve police lorce, so-called with every member nt least u sergeant, was abruptly decommissioned T u e s d a y by Cook County sheriff's police. Police arrested Ralph Zacca- riello, a Chicago bus driver, who was dcscrilwd as deputy chief of the 100-man unofficial organization. Zaccariello, of suburban Oak Lawn, was keeper of the badges, which he sold for a minimum of $5 dowis, the rest on easy installment payments. Top price was $35, police said. In Zaceariolo's home i>olice found 80 badges, some of I hem gold-plated, and numerous cap shields, sleeve patches, identification cars and u rosier of the organization. Zaccariello said his top-level post fluence with his commissioner." Police later identified the commissioner as Ralph Circclli, also of Oak Lawn. Police said Cir­ cclli in real life is a patrolman on the Stone Park police force. Besides the commissioner and bis deputy, police snid, the lake force consisted of a chief, his deputy, an administrative aide, a supervising captain six other captains, six lieutenants and seven sergeants. accariello said the badges, which had «'Ui official-looking replica of the Cook County seal in the center, were produced for the fake police force by a Chicago manufacturer. Zaccariello was charged with possession of unauthorized material. The group was discovered n few days earlier when a driver halted for a traffic violation flashed one of the phony badges. he received through in- friend, "the Flower Language I '.V KIH>Y Gll.MOUK LONDON I AIM -You love the gnl" Then send her a rose You're sick of Ihp guy? Then send him a bouquet of Michael­ mas daisies. Want her to marry you? Send her sprigs of ivy. Those and rlo/.ens of other sentiments and declarations— which can be expressed by flowers—are the subject of a book published here. It's called "The Language of Flowers." Explaining it, the publishers said "To express gratitude or affection by the gift of flowers is common enough, but nowadays few people make use of tile opportunities provided by this pleasant custom to express other and more specific sentiments." "For instance, how nice and delightfully simple, to be able to express one's constancy with a hunch of bluebells, or to declare war with a sprig of wild tansy," they said. The book, with illustrations, has 88 pages. The author is a Mrs. L. Harris. Tt has two easy indexes. One explains what the various flowers, fruits and plants mean. The other explains numerous sentiments—and what to send to express them. Here are a few: Admiration—amethyst. Ardor—the cuckoo plant. Peware—oleander. Coldhearledness—lettuce. Dangerous pleasures — tuberose. Disgust—frog ophrys. Falsehood—yellow lilly. Fascination—fern. Hopeless love—yellow tulip. There are three ways to express horror—by sending mandrakes, dragonswort, snakes- foot. If you want to say "I'm worthy ot you" you send a white rnst Should you want to say "My Customer Eats Too Many Glasses LONDON (API - Relations between a pubkeeper and a glass-eating customer almost reached the breaking point. "It's getting a bit much," complained publican Reiginald Johnson, host at the Roebuck. "He was eating two or three glasses a night." Tlie glass cater is Stanley Raynor,' 50. a Royal Air Force pilot in World War II. Every evening he has been showing up at the Roebuck, downing a halt pint of beer and gobbling up the glass. "No more glasses," Johnson said three nights ago. "All right," snapped Raynor. best days are past" send col- chicum or meadow saffron. Should you want to say that someone's absolutely perfect— the pineapple is the answer. "No more glasses, no more drinking here. I'll take my business elsewhere.' An hour later he telephoned Johnson. "Sorry, I can't find glasses as tasty as yours anywhere. May I return to the Roebuck?" "Well — "Said the. publican, hesitating, "if you eat any more glasses, you're going to be charged glassage." "I'll think it over," replied Raynor. He didn't turn up Thursday night but ho said ne expected to return to the Roebuck over the weekend with a compromise proposal. "He better have a good one," said the pubkeeper. "I have," said Raynor. "I'll either pay glassage or bring my own glasses.' The former pilot said he be- PARAKEET OAVES UFB DECATUR,~IU. (AP)—Pol!co said Tuesday Mrs. MoUlc Geren, 56, owes her life to her pet parakeet. The parakeet woke Mrs. Green early In the morning I".' frantically pecking on ivr cheek. The woman arose a a! went to the kitchen to lh;ht a cigarette. There was a small explosion and Mrs. Geren suffered minor burns on her face and body. Police said the gas oven bad been turned on, but not lighted. RADIO STATION DEAL LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Stuart Broadcasting Co. lias announced the acquisition of radio station WMAY in Springfield, 111. The firm also owns thn-e Nebraska stations and two in Iowa. gan eating glasses during the war. "It happened to long ar?o," he said, "that I've forgotten how it started, a bet, I expect.' SEEING THE SIGHTS—Honcymooners Valcntina Tereshkova and Andrtan Nikolayev (at right) were among the party of Russian cosmonauts entertained in New Delhi, India. At left arc Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. Center is Valery Bykovsky. Returns From Trip Via Raff- Across Pacific NEW YORK (AP) - William Wills, 70-year-old American adventurer who drifted 7.500 miles from Peru to Samoa on a raft, was reunited with his wife Tuesday nt fdlewild Airport. Mrs. Willis embraced her bearded husband and also the two pet cats, Kiki and Aussie Willis' only companions on the 130-day voyage. Mrs. Willis had not seen her husband since last July when he pushed oft from Callao, in his 32-foot raft "Age Unlimited." 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