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TEMPERATURE Thursday high 48, low 32. 7:00 a. m. today 31. Downtown noon today 57, Ml VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL TO ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER r WEATHER Southern Illinois — Generally fair and warmer tonight, low In 30s. Increasing cloudiness and continued mild Saturday, high in 50s. VOLUME XLIV — NO. 57 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1963 30c PER WEEK POPE'S PALESTINE VISIT 9 MONTHS IN JAIL FOR CHRISTINE Prostitute Playmate Of British War Minister Pleads Guilty Of Framing Negro Lover. Hy HAL R. COOPER Associated Press Stuff Writer LONDON CAP) — Christine Keller, the 21-year-old prostitute who almost brought clown u British government, threw herself upon the mercy of the court today and got jt_ a nine-month term in prison. With her housekeeper and a girl iriend, she pleaded guilty to charges of perjury and conspiracy to frame a discarded Negro lover. She could have gone to prison for seven years or more. The stony composure of the redheaded girl friend of ex-War Minister John D. Profumo and other men in high places broke momentarily as she heard Judge Sir Anthony Hawkc pronounce sentence in Old Bailey. Tears well in her eyes and her lips quivered. Paula Hamilton-Marshall, 2,'l, the girl friend who shares an apartment with Christine, was given a six-month sentence. Their housekeeper, Mrs. Olive Brooker, 56, was placed on Probation. Both Paula and Christine looked sad but wen." composed as two policewomen led them to cells to awnit transfer lo prison. In a moving plea for leniency, Defense Lawyer Jeremy Hutchinson described Christine as a simple country girl who became the sexual plaything of men in her' early teens, lie told the judge: "Miss Keeler has said quite simply lo mc from the start: 'I know I have clone wrong and I know I must face it.' I hope your lordship will give her credit for that. "Although she may have 'been a girl experienced in matters of Bex she was, and remains, if I may say so, extraordinarily immature in what happens in the real world outside." Hutchinson said Christine became pregnant when only 15 while living in suburban Staines and gave birth to a baby, which lived only a Jew days. Ward Prlvlded Cull Girls Then, Hutchinson said, she went to London and quickly fell under the sway of the late Dr. Stephen Ward, a society osteopath. Ward provided girls for highly placed people, Hutchinson said. Christine was 16 unci a show girl at a night club called Murray 's when she was introduced to Ward, the attorney said, adding: 'I cannot emphasize too strongly this fact: From that day for four years this girl, taken away from Murray's Club by Dr. Stephen Ward, who was 30 years her senior, was totally under his domination." Had Negro Lovers Nevertheless, on occasion she ran off and had a succession of Negro lovers, one of whom was Aloysius (Lucky) Gordon, (he (Continued on Pago 2, Column 2) AT MT. V. ROAD HEARING DEMAND: SAVE OLD APPELLATE COURT FROM HIGHWAY OPEN INVESTIGATION OK KENNEDY ASSASSINATION — The. bipartisan presidential commission named to investigate tlio assassin atinn of the late President John K. Kennedy meets lor (lie first time Thursday at the National Archives Building in Washington. The group, from left, includes: Allen W. Dulles, former bead of the Central Intelligence Agency; Hep. Hale Hoggs, D-La.; Sen. John Sherman Cooper, R-K.v.; Chier Justice Earl Warren, who heads the group; Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ca.; John J. McG'loy, a New York banker; and Rep. Gerald It. Kurd, R-Mich. (AP Wlrepholo) Saturday Pearl Harbor Anniversary PEARL HARBOR (AP) - A nation still mourning the death of its president pauses Saturday lo remember another clay of infamy — the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 19-11. A gleaming white monument stands above the sunken battleship Arizona, the tomb for 1,102 men. Above the vessel an American flag flies at half mast. There hasn't been much change since a year ago. A stillness descends over the hai'bor every Dec. 7. Even the ships- plying back and forth — seem muffled and quiet, a contrast indeed to the hell that broke loose at 7:55 a.m. on this day 22 years ago. On this Dec. 7, one thing is different from all anniversary days since the end of World War If. II is the flag—at half mast for the first time this Pearl Harbor Day. The hundreds of people who cross the harbor to pay a brief tribute and drop a garland of flowers on the water will remember in their prayers one more young, dead American. It is for him—a World War II Navy lieutenant who fought in the Pacific—that the flag flies low. The man is John Fitzgerald Kennedy, victim of an assassin's bullet two weeks ago. The Arizona — symbol of the 1011 Japanese bombing—is the only one of nine battleships attacked still in commission. She is considered commissioned because the crew is still aboard. That is why the flag flies above the sunken vessel. The Navy docs not hold official ceremonies to mark Pearl Harbor Day. But to the men and women on the naval base, and to those on ships in port, Dec. 7 retains its deep significance. Many travel to the memorial independently lo tribute lo the 2,300 sailors, diers, FBI ASSASSINATION REPORT NOT READY pay sol Bomb Wounds 8 At Saigon Movie SAIGON, Viol Nam (AP) Eight Vietnamese, including a woman and child, were slightly wounded Thursday night when a grenade exploded in a crowd leaving an outdoor movie. Officials <belive the grenade was tossed by two Communist agents who sped away on a motorbike. Unmasked Gunman Robs Mt. V. Gas Station, Takes $160 A little beady-eyed, unmasked gunman robbed the attendant at a gas station at the west edge of Mt. Vernon last night and fled with $160. The attendant. Lee Carey. 222 south 18th, said the robber walked into the Phillips 66 station on the Ashley Road about 8 p.m. He remarked that it was a i chilly night, rubbed his hands briskly together, then reached inside his jacket and pulled out a sawed-off gun. ''Just get up antl go over to the cash register and give mc all the bills." the robber said. Afler Carey handed the robber the bills, he said, "Now let's go for a walk in the woods." Carey walked ahead of the gunman into the woods behind the station, which is just across the highway south from the West Salem church. When they got to the first big tree in the woods Carey leaped behind the tree. The startled robber then fled, apparently walking briskly. A woman motorist who drove into the station about that time saw him walking fast along the highway, east toward Mt. Vernon. A short time laler the sound of a car "hot rodding" away was heard. Carey said the robber was a little man and that he remained "very cairn" during the holdup. He was about 20 years old, about five feet: four inches tall and weighed about 135 pounds. He had light brown hair, crew cut, and small beady eyes, Carey said. He had no mask and was not wearing a hat. Carey said he was wearing a light ian jacket and had concealed (lie sawed-off gun, either a .'110 caliber or a rifle, under the jacket. HOME TO VISIT CANADA LONDON (AP)—Prime Minis- tor Sir Alec Douglas-Home will confer with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson of Canada during a visit to Ottawa Feb. 10-12. The Irip is immediately prior to I he prime minister's visit to Washngton for talks with President Johnson Feb. 12 and 13. By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's completed report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will not be made public for at least a week, and quite possibly not until still later, government sources said today. Justice Department officials now have the report. It will be delivered to President Johnson, even though dozens of FBI agents still are pursuing the investigation, and then will be forwarded to the high-level investigating commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The President has promised that the FBI findings will be male ublic, but officials said orderly procedure requires that the Warren commission have opportunity to study the bulky report before it is released. Tlie \V a r r e n commission mets this afternoon. Whether it was lo receive the report then was not known in advance. The FBI is understood to have concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, 21, ex-Marine and Marxist, planned and executed alone the Nov. 22 slaying in Dallas. Warren has assured that the bipartisan body will reach beyond the official findings if necessary to clear up any questions that the FBI and six cooperating agencies have not answered to the commission's satisfaction. Warren announced Thursday, afler a 2',s-hour commission meeting that Congress will be asked to arm the group with subpoena power. Congress is sure to respond quickly; legislation already is being drafted. Machinery was in motion also to equip the commission with staff aides, offices and operating procedures. The Warren group has full authority, under Johnson's executive order of last Friday which created it, to go beyond a mere evaluation of the FBI and other findings. The order empowers it to "conduct any further investigation it deems desirable." Whether hearings will be held was not deckled. Warren told reporters that none of the pm cedural questions had been settled finally. Si ill to be resolved also was the question whether the White House will make public the FBI report before or after the commission studies and evaluates it. Johnson promised that the findings would be made public in full, but did not say when, and White House press officers have been vague on the question. Posthumous Medals For JFK And Pope WASHINGTON (AP) -President Johnson made posthumous awards of the nation's highest civil honor todav to John F. Kennedy and Pope John XXIII. The Presidential Medal of Freedom wont to the late President, dead just two weeks from an assassin's bullet, "on behalf of the great republic for which he lived and died." A similar award to the late Rorhan Catholic pontiff was given in recognition of his work for peace and the brotherhood of man. Republican State Remap Proposals WELCOME HOME, DAD — Texas Gov. John Conuully | H embraced by his daughter Sharon, 14, and son Mark, 11, us lie arrived In Austin Thursday morning;. Mrs, Connally, (left), accompanied the governor on the plane trip from Dallas where he has been hospitalized since lie was wounded in the assassination of President John K. Kennedy 18 days ago. Also on hand to greet CounuUy wus John Coiiunlly 111, (right), 17, eldest son ol the governor. (AP Wlrepnoto) Mayor Says Thanks For Plan On City Streets Ml. Vernon Mayor John Manion yesterday expressed appreciation for the city's "transportation plan." Speaking al a public hearing al city hall, the mayor said: "Ml. Vernon is approaching a new way of life which is predicated to a large extent upon its cooperation with stale, federal and county agencies. As I am lead to believe, only one other eiiy in southern Illinois has had the good fortune lo obtain expert technical advice in laying out a street and highway program in such detail. We appreciate the interest Dial both the stale and federal governments have so ably demonstrated in preparing a master sheet plan for this community. 'T am sure that all the proposals will meet the desires of all the people—however it is the first time in Mt. Vernons history thai governments have cooperated to provide this community a method lo approach that new way of life of which we are all aware of an are preparing for. "Accept our congratulations for an excellent, well prepared muster street plan for the Mt, Vernon community." SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) — Hero arc downstate House districts proposed by Republican members of the Illinois Reapportionment Commission: 31st: Townships of Antioch, Grant, Wauconda, Lake Villa, Avon, Newport, Wan-en, Benton, Zion and Waukegan, except that part of the city of North Chicago lying within Waukegan Township in Lake County. Population 1-14,550. 32nd: Boone, DcKalb and Mc- Honry counties. 156,250. 33rd: Winnebago.. 209,765. 31th: Carroll, Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Whiteside. 147,-122. 35th: Kane. 20,246. 36th: Townships of Winfield, Milton, Naperville, Lisle and Downers Grove in DuPage County. 163,662. 37th: Will. 191,617. 38th: Grundy, Kendall and La- Sallc. 150.690. 39th: Mercer and Rock Island. 168,140. 40th: Bureau, Henry, Lee and Ogle. 163,766. 41st: Ford, Kankakee and Livingston. 149,010. 42nd: DeWitt, Marshall. McLean, Woodford, Stark and Putnam. 151,765. 43rd: Peoria. 189,044. 44th: Champaign, Moultrie and Piatt. 161,031. 45th: Edgar, Iroquois and Vermilion. 152.28S. 46th: Cass, Fulton, Mason and Tazewell. 171,475. 47th: Logan and Macon. 151,913. 4Slh: Sangamon and Menard. 155,787. 49th: Adams, Calhoun, Greene, Morgan, Pike and Scott. 155,360. 50th: Brown, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren. 159,562. 51st: Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edwards, Jasper, Lawrence, Richland and Wabash. 177,508. 52nd: Christian, Jersey. Macoupin, Montgomery, Shelby and Effingham. 175,509. 53rd: Madison. 224,689. 5lth: St. Clair. 262,509. 55th: Bond, Kayclte, Clinton, .Marion, Clay, Washington, Wayne and White. 167.H9. 56th: Townships of Cuba, Fremont, Ela, Libertyville, Vernon, West Deer field, Deerfield, Shields, and that part of the city of North Chicago lying within Waukegan Township in Lake County. 119,106. 57th: .Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Jackson, Jefferson and Frnnklin. 178, 58th: Townships of Wayne, Bloomingdale, Addison and York in DuPage County. 119,797. iVJIh: Hamilton, Williamson, Saline, Gallntin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and .Massac. 165,307. Trying To Save Boy; Son Killed KANSAS CITY (AP) - Mrs. Dalford Vanzant's 1-year-old son was killed Thursday while she was trying to help a neighbor's child. Mrs. Vanzanl was babysitting with two neighbor children when one of them, Byron W. Hodges, 22 months old, drank some bleach. She quickly put her son, Jeffrey, and the other two children in the car and .started to a doc- or's office. About a mile from the Van/ant home she swerved to avoid another car, lost control and her car overturned. Jetfory was killed. Mrs. Vanzant suffered severe head injuries, fractures of the clavicle and right thigh. The other two children had minor injuries. The Hodges boy had no ill el- faats from the bleaci^ The beauty of Mt. Vernon's historical Appellate Court house will not be marred by the proposed west extension of Main street. This promise came from John Shaneman of Springfield, state highway department planning engineer, during a lively public meeting late Thursday al city hall on the city's transportation plan. Sixty interested residents attended the two-hour meeting at which the plan for future development of in-city thoroughfares, major and collector streets and access routes to the superhighways was explained. The mooting was conducted by Shaneman and John Fagnor of the engineering firm of Vogt- Ivers, Chicago, consultants who prepared the plan with the assistance of the state highway department. Shaneman's claim thai the Appellate Court house's beauty and utility will not me marred came after several people in the audience expressed fears that much of the lawn on Ihe northeast side of the historical building at 14th and Main would be cut off to make way for the proposed west extension of Main street. "Not One Inch" Fern Watson. 20S north Tenth, declared that the people of Mt. Vernon do not want "one inch" taken off of the court house yard. Miss Watson, speaking against "the desecration and mutilation of the Appellate court house property, "pointed out that it was built in 1854. Ill years ago, and has more historical significance than any other building in southern Illincis. I "It is aii example of the finest I architecture of its time and sits balanced in the center of a city block," Miss Watson said. "How will it appear with one corner of the grounds chopped off? She noted mat many of the buildings of Jefferson county's early history have already been destroyed. Miss Watson (hen asked, "Are we going lo let highways take all the beauty out of Mt. Vernon, in order to save five minutes getting through this town?" Others in the audience who strongly supported Miss Watson's position on Ihe appellate court house property were Mayor John Manion, Attorney George Howard and Lowell Dearinger, president of Operation Greater Mt. Vernon. Dearinger said that Operation Greater Mt. Vernon has approved | Die transportation plan, with the: exception ot any marring of the | court house property. Lines Not Set Shaneman said that the proposed street lines in the transportation plan are schematic and do not give an exactly true picture ot the streets as they will lie located when detailed engineering ilana are made prior lo construction. He pointed out, also, that the transportation plan is "a beginning, not an end" and that it is subject to review and change in the future. He pointed out that the city council will work with the state highway department before any ot the proposed projects are started. Fagnor described many ot Ihe , features ui the transportation plan. The plan for extension of Main street west, to tic into Broadway at 20th street as a part of the western access to the superhighway, also brought protests al yesterday's meeting. Originally the plan called for widening of Broadway lo four travel lanes all the way from 14th lo tjie interstate interchange. The wer,\ extension oi' Main has been suostituted m the plan and calls for four travel lanes on Broadway from 20th west. Councilman Joe Martin asked why the west extension of Main could not tie into Broadway at 22nd, instead of at 20th. Fagnor said that the economic aspect is the prime reason. Councilman Martin also told the planners that most merchants on Perkins Avenue object to the proposal to make it a one-way east street and changing Conger to a one-way west street. The business people feel that one-way travel would hurt their business, he said. Shaneman said that the one­ way Perkins suggestion is not something that will come lo pass in the near future, and that it could be evaluated laler. At any rate, he said, the city council and stale highway department would have to agree before the one­ way travel and street improvement recommendation is carried our. Fagnor said these projects have number one priority in the transportation plan: 1--Widening of Salem Road to lour travel lanes from the north city limits south to Harrison, and reconstruction of the Oakland Avenue intersection. 2 Widening of west Broadway and Ihe west, extension of 4-6 SUMMIT OF RELIGIONS PROPOSED Orthodox Patriarch Suggests Meeting Of Christian Leaders During Pope's Flying Visit To Jerusalem. NATIONAL, YULE TREE GOES UP IN CAPITAL — Workmen erect newly-arrived West Virginia red sprue© on the Ellipse in view of the White House in background. The tree will be a centerpiece in a Christmas Pageant of Peace. President Johnson will turn on the lights in one phase of the ceremonies. (AP Wirephoto) CAROLINE'S SCHOOL TO CONTINUE JACQUELINE LEAVES WHITE HOUSE TODAY 3 Women Die In Car Accidents MARION, 111. (AP) — Two traffic accidents within two hours claimed the lives of three women Thursday. Mrs. Emma Lee Wilson, 35, of Grayvillo died in an Illinois 145 crash 12 miles south of Harrisburg. Her husband, Delmar, 43, and the driver of a second car, Dalma Massey, 56, of Meridian, Miss., were hospitalized. Police said a vacant car towed by Massey's car swerved causing the two occupied care to collide. Mrs. 'Myrtle White. SO, and Mrs. lone Malcomb, 5-1, both of Marion, were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck at the top of a hill on a rural road southeast of Marion. By FRANCES LEW INK WASHINGTON (AP) — Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy said farewell to the White House domestic staff today as she prepared to move out — two weeks, almost to the hour after President John F. Kennedy was slain in Dallas. The members of the household came in to say goodby in the long corridor living room of the second-floor family quarters shortly before lunch. Mrs. Kennedy, dressed in black as she has been for public appearances since the death of her husband, shook hands with the staff. A spokesman said Mrs. Kennedy will move from the White House with her two children sometime this afternoon to the house in Georgetown they will occupy. The exact hour of the By EUGENE LEVIN Associated Press Staff Writer VATICAN CITY (AP)—Pop* Paul VI will leave for his historic visit to the Holy Land Jan. 4 and return Jan. 6, the Vatican said today. Despite the tight schedule, the spiritual head ot the Orthodox Church in Istanbul proposed that leaders of all major religions meet in Jerusalem during the papal visit. A spokesman for the Latin pa­ triarchate of Jerusalem said details of the pontiff's visit will be worked out when Patriarch Alberto Gori returns from Rome. Pope Paul has announced he wants to visit tha holy places in Israel and in Moslem Jordan. A thro-day trip, with two mornings, including a Sunday, away from the Vatican, means the Pope will celebrate at least two Masses in the Holy Land, both likely major religious services. All this would seem to preclude much other activity. But Athenagoras I, patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church, suggested a summit meeting of Christian leaders in Jerusalem. The spiritual leader of world Orthodoxy. Patriavch Athena, goras said in Istanbul, Turkey, that such a conference in Jer -i usalem would open a new road! for Christianity. He added it would be "a great event, a wonderful thing." Even though such a summit meeting might not come to pass, Pope Paul will break another precedent and see some of tha Orthodox laders on his journey to Jerusalem, Maximos IV Saigh, Catholic patriarch of Antioch, said in Rome. He has been here for the Vatican Ecumenical Council. A representative of Orthodox Patriarch Benedictor of Jerusalem said it was quite possible the patriarch and the Popa would met in the Holy Land. It would be the first meeting between a Pope and an Orthodox patriarch since the Orthodox refused to recognize papal Launch Another Secret Satellite VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - The Air Force has launched another secret satellite vehicle from this West \toast facility. A spokesman would confirm only the launching Thursday and that a Thoi-Ablc Star combination was used in the launch. move was not given. . . , , , The spokesman said that the | JJVA" 0 ™^ .„ bl ' oke awa y ln the First Lady's personal maid, Providencia Parades and the Kennedy children's British-bom nurse Maud Shaw, would go along to the temporary Georgetown home. Mrs. Kennedy is laking her children from a goldfish bowl existence to the quiet life of a borrowed home on N Stret in Georgetown. She and her husband lived in the area before Sen. John F. Kennedy was elected president in 1960. When she moved into the executive mansion on Jan. 20, 19(31, Mrs. Kennedy's predecessor, Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, left a parting gift of flowers 11th Century. First Pope To Fly The Pope breaks precedent by being the first to visit the Holy Land. The fast schedule means he will go by plane. No other man has flown in an airplane after becoming pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. The announcement by the Vatican Press Office of the dates for Pope Paul's departure and return gave no details of the itinerary, nor where he would be lodged. It was assumed he would spend one night in the old city of Jerusalem, which is occupied (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) (Continued on Pago % Column 2). FREED BY ItED TERRORISTS IN VENEZUELA — Col. James K. Chcnault, 1(1, of Sherman, Tex., answers questions at news conference in Caracas, Venezuela, after being: freed Thursday by Rod Terrorists. Chcnault, deputy chief ot the U.S. military mission in Venezuela, was kldiui|>ed Nov. 21 hy the Reds to propagandize their faltering" fluht against Venezuela's government. (AP Wirephoto via radio from Caracas) < (Continued on Page 2, Column 7) Wood lawn To Fight For Rt. 64 Interchange People of the Woodlawn area will organize this Sunday. December 8 to fight for an interchange of Superhighway 64 north of Woodlawn. People of the area were urged to attend the meeting, which will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Woodlawn high school. Plans will be made to attend the public hearing on Interstate 64, which will be held in Mt. Vernon December 12, Woodlawn's case will be presented to state and federal officials at that meeting. A preview of the map of the proposed routing of Interstate 64 shows no interchanges in Jefferson county in the area from Mt. Vernon all the way to Richview. In fact, the present plan calls for only two interchanges on state route 37 and west of Mt. Vernon on Broadway, m SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SHOP FOR GIF IS IN OHU AD PAO' ' T

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