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2 fHE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOtS MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1963 DEATHS Austin Reynolds Dies At Age 82; Benton Funeral Auston Reynolds, 82, of 413 Gain street in Benton, died at 5:45 a. m. Sunday in Franklin County Hospital in Benton. Mr. Reynolds was a retired conductor with the Illinois Central Railroad, with which he was employed for 48 years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Mitchell Fiineral Home in Benton with the Rev. William Bolin officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie cemetery near Waltonville. The body will lie In state at the Mitchell Funeral Home where friends may call at any time. Mr. Reynolds was born Jan. 11, 1881, in Wayne county, the son of A. J. and Martha Reynolds. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rachael Reynolds of Benton; four sons, Barry Reynolds of Benton, Monroe Reynolds of Columbus, 0., Raymond Reynolds of Marion, and Joe Reynolds of Memphis, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Nora Mae Shaffer of Chicago, Mrs. Mildred McClendon and Mrs. Jewell Harris, both of Benton; a sister, Mrs. Anna Johnson of Mt. Vernon; 17 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He wasp preceded in death by his parents, one son. Harry, and three brothers—including a twin brother, Galveston, who died last month. Mr. Reynolds was a member of the East Benton Baptist church and a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Detailed Weather Report MT. VERNON WEATHER Saturday high 67, low 39. Sunday high 53, low 30. Rainfall and snowfall from 7:00 a. m. Sunday to 7:00 a. m. Monday 1.51. Rainfall 1963 to date 32.16 inches. One year ago high 34, low 18. Five years ago high 20, low 6. Ten years ago high 55, low 33. Tuesdays sunrise 7:10, sunset 4:35 (CST). Airliner Skids Off The Runway BUFFALO, N.Y. "(AP) - A United Air Lines plane with 50 persons aboard skidded into a field while completing a landing Sunday night at Greater Bur falo International Airport. No one was injured. A spokesman for United said he did not know why the four engine turboprop plane left the runway. It was not damaged, he said. The craft, carrying 46 passengers and a crew of four, had flown here from Philadelphia. BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Billy Don Grahlherr of Orlando, Fla. former Ina residents, are the par- snts of a son born Sunday in an Orlando hospital. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bill Grahlherr and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Baker, all of Ina. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Beckham of RFD 5, Mt. Vernon, are the parents of a son born at S:17 o'clock Saturday afternoon in Jefferson Memorial hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Finn of RFD 4, Iuka are the parents of a daughter born at 8:52 o'clock Sunday morning in Jefferson Memorial hospital. She weighed seven pounds eleven and one- half ounces and has been named Tamara Jo. Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Ray Dodilett of 3236 Cherry are the parents of a son bom at 4:50 oclock this morning in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed eight pounds five ounces and has been named Dan Alan. Mr. and Mrs. Harland Boggs of 2701 Logan are the parents of a son born at 9:16 o'clock Sunday morning in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed seven pounds six ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Wood of 409 North street are the parents of a son born at 6:27 o'clock Saturday night in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed seven pounds twelve ounces and has been named Brent Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Robert \V. Krebs of Decatur, 111., are the parents of a son bora December 8 in a hospital in that city. The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Roth of Litchfield and Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Krebs of this city. STATE TEMPERATURES Belleville 36 24 Moline 21 23 Peoria 33 23 Quincy 35 20 Rantoul 33 24 Rockford 36 25 Springfield 36 23 Vandalia 35 23 East Dubuque 30 23 FIVE-DAT FORECAST Northern Illinois — Tempera tures will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal. Normal highs, 32 to 38. Normal lows, 17 to 24. Warmer Tuesday but colder again later in the week. Total precipitation about one - half inch. Heavier snow and possibly a little rain likely in mid week but snow flurries probably continuing later in the week. Southern Illinois — Temperatures wil average 5 to 10 de­ gress below normal. Turning warmer Tuesday, then colder again Wednesday or Thursday. Normal highs, the uper 40s in the south to the upper 30s in the north. Normal lows, the lower 30s in the south to the low 20s in the north. Precipitation will average one-half to one inch, occurring as rain or snow in the north and rain in the south about Wednesday. Rain or snow is expected again toward the end of the week. The Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Pr. Albany, cloudy 49 38 .57 Albuquennie, cloudy 45 24 .... Atlanta, clear 48 M M Bismarck, clear 20 -I! ... Boise, snow 41 32 AO Boston, rain 46 12 .52 Buffalo, snow 49 31 .27 Chicago, clear 45 27 .... Cincinnati, snow . 51 26 .36 Cleveland, snow 48 27 .28 Denver, clear 45 13 .... Des Moines, clear ... 31 15 .12 Detroit, cloudy 47 28 .32 Fairbanks, cloudy ._ 30 -16 .... Fort Worth, clear .... 55 31 .... Helena, snow 22 16 .19 Honolulu, cloudy 80 70 T Indianapolis, snow .. 48 23 .11 Jacksonville, cloudy 70 29 _.. Juneau, clear 32 20 ._. Kansas City, cloudy 37 28 .... Los Angeles, cloudy 78 52 .... Louisville, snow 55 29 .10 Memphis, clear 46 34 .„. Miami, clear 76 60 .... Milwaukee, cloudy „ 44 23 .05 Mpls.-St.P., snow .._ 33 16 .33 Now Orleans, clear .. 64 36 .... New York, clear ...... 55 3S .95 Okla. City, clear 47 25 .... Omaha, cloudy 29 17 .... Philadelphia, clear _ 54 33 .84 Phoenix, clear 71 43 .... Pittsburgh, snow 49 25 .05 Ptlnd, Me., rain . 42 37 .50 Ptlnd, Ore., clear ... 43 30 .38 Rapid City, cloudy „ 28 S Richmond, cloudy .... 62 31 1.21 St. Louis, cloudy 37 24 .... Salt Lk. City, cloudy 3S 23 .... San Diego, cloudy .... 77 53 .... Sail Fran., clear ..... 60 49 2.9 Seattle, rain 43 35 .43 Tampa, clear 70 51 .... Washington, cloudy 53 31 .50 Winnipeg, cloudy .... 21 0 (M—Missing) (T—Trace) OUCH!! A rabies shot was more of an ordeal for Robert Garcia, 10. of Phoenix, than for his puppy Butch. The Phoenix veterinariuns gave free vaccinations for the dogs, and freo hot clogs for the kids. JOHNSON PROPOSES DEFENSE COST CUT Snow, Cold, Wind In I linois Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Edgar A. Wilson of Bluford; Betty Sue Beckham; Franklin A. Ellingsworth; Alice Vera Hicks; Shirley Finn. Discharged: Nora Bosenberg- er; Tamie Crouch; William Anderson; Mrs. Pauline Echols and baby, Randall Ray. Good Samaritan Admitted: Essie Shields; Lee Hayes; Patricia Ann Sheridan* Stewart Randy Warner; Coral Willoughby Page; Robert Brent Thompson of Sparta, 111.; Lillie Vallie Bishop; Jennie Pearl Gregory; Marcella Esther-Fico;Den nis Henry Carnes. Discharged: Roy Arnold Shifley; Thomas Ralph McPherson; Laura Lee Meredith; Mrs. Edith Otilla Kula and baby, Jean Marie; Robert J. Trammell; John Edward Browder; Roy Franklin Trout; John Fidalis Schnickei'i Jewell Opal Thompson; Goldie Huntman; Margaret Roberson; Iona Ruth Giosta; Yutha Naomia Floro; Stewart Randy. Warner; Dorothy Elizabeth Kennedy, Patricia Ann Sheridan, MEETINGS EASTERN STAR A stated meeting of Mt. Vernon Chapter No. 233, Order of the Eastern Star, will be held at the Masonic Temple, Tuesday evening, December 10, at 7:30 o'clock. Promptly at 1:30 p.m. a School of Instruction, conducted by Elmira Scott, G. L., will be held. There will be a fifty-cent gift exchange. At 6:30 p.m., a covered dish supper will be served. MYRA MURRAY. W.M. N|pMI JL BQGAN, S«c 'y, CHICAGO W> — It was cloudy, windy and cold throughout Illinois today with swirling snow and ice-packed highways creating driving hazards in many areas. Temperatures in the low 20s prevailed and indications were that readings would not go beyond the 40 mark anywhere in the state during the day. The lows tonight are expected to be around 12 in northern Illinois and from 22 to 28 in the south. The Illinois Division of Highways reported snow-packed and silppery roads in the Champaign —Paris—Effingham and Olney sections. The remainder of the state had scattered stretches of packed snow and ice resulting from snow being blown across highways by high winds. The highway division reported that snowfall was the heaviest in the central part of the state. In Chicago, more than 20 families were left homeless in freezing weather when fire broke out in a three-story apartment on the South Side. Forecasters said temperatures in Illinois would likely be a bit warmer Tuesday. One snow area today extended in a band 40 to 50 miles in diameter between Chicago and Milwaukee — moving southward. Confirm Bomb At Louisville LOUISVILLE, HI. (JB — Investigation has confirmed a sidewalk explosion that shattered 200 windows in downtown Louisville was caused by a bomb, Clay County Sheriff Robert VanDyke said today. The pre-dawn blast Thursday destroyed half of a hardware store front and broke windows in 12 other business places, the county courthouse, jail building and post office. VanDyke said the state crime laboratory has confirmed a bomb was set off on the front steps of the hardware store. He said he will step up questioning of residents. But he said details of the laboratory's report, including the type of explosive used, will not be made public Immediately. Damage to James Morgan's hardware store and to other buildings has been estimated at mora than 8130,000, By FKANK CORMIER WASHINGTON (AP) - President Johnson told Secretary of the Interior Udall today that he wants the IntfTior Department —not the White House — to set national oil policy. It seemed apparent that Johnson, coming from a major oil- producing stale, wanted to free himself in advance of any suggestion that his Texas ties were influencing national oil policy. Udall also reported, after a meeting with Johnson, that his department's budget, going to Congress next month, will provide for "some new starts' on water projects—always a major concern in the Western states. The secretary said the Interior budget has been pretty well fixed and can be describel as a "hold-the-line budget, which is pretty good in a growing country." In giving Udalls department primary responsibility for drafting oil policy. Johnson broke with the pattern followed by President Kennedy. Under Kennedy, the White House was the center of policy-making in this area. The most important facet of national oil policy is deciding how much oil mvtst be imported. Johnson focused most of his attention again today on the federal budget—including a proposal to curb spending by eliminating some defense installations. Johnson scheduled a morning meeting with Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara and Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to go over some aspects of the military budget. Top Budget Bureau officials, including Director Kermit Gordon, were summoned to review spending plans for the Justice and State departments, the Veterans Administration and the Federal Aviation Agency. Johnson told a news conference Saturday that he and McNamara were making a study of defense installations to determine if any could be eliminated. An aide said one of the matters to be taken up during the day would be the possible consolidation of some military assistance groups overseas. Under a new Johnson decision the payrolls of these assistance groups will be slashed by 10 per cent within the next six months, even if none is eliminated. Johnson worked in his office Sunday until about 7 p.m., when he took what has become a routine evening swim in the White house pool. Some of his late Sunday actions included: —An order that $234 million of GI insurance dividends be paid to 4,7 million policyholders next month to help buttress Die economy. Normally, payments would have been strung out through the year. President Kennedy ordered similar speedups in 1962 and 1963. -Johnson offered the Bolivian government any aid it may need in order to hunt and free four American government workers kidnaped by miners who hope to force the release of two union officials held on criminal charges. The offer was said U include military assistance, including the loan of military helicopters and crews. The President discussed the Bolivian situation with Secretary of State Dean Rusk after returning from a flying visit to New York to attend funeral services for Herbert H. Lehman former New York governor and U.S. senator. While in New York Johnson paid a brief courtesy call on former President Herbert Hoover. Johnson attended Sunday services at St. John's Episcopal church, across Lafayette Park from the White House. On Saturday night—Johnson's first in the White House — he took his wife, Lady Bird, out to dinner at the home of his longtime aide, Walter Jenkins. They stayed out until 10:45 p.m. Earlier in the day, Johnson surprised newsmen by inviting them into his office lor coffee —and a very informal news conference. Among the announcements made at this unusual session were these: —Johnson has ordered the Defense Department to cut its civilian payroll by 25,000 workers -to 997,000 by July 1, 1965. —McNamara is being sent to South Viet Nam this week to have a new look at the anti- Communist war and the political situation there in the wake of a military coup that ousted the Diem regime. f Under Heavy Guard President At Lehman Rites; Visits Hoover NEW YORK (AP) - One of the tightest security nets ever wrapped around a president greeted Lyndon B. Johnson Sunday in his first trip from Washington as chief executive. About 5,000 policemen, detectives and Secret Service agents were deployed along the route that took Johnson from Idlewild Airport to the funeral of former New York Gov. Herbert H. Lehman and then to the Waldorf- Astoria Towers for a call on ex- President Herbert Hoover. Not until Johnson reached Temple Emanu-El for the Lehman funeral did the Secret •Service, on a half-hour's notice, inform New York police that the President would visit the ailing Hoover. Johnson, the nation's 36th president, thanked Hoover, the 31st, for a message that latter had sent when Johnson assumed the office after the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22. Hoover, a Republican, had messaged ho was ready to help the new Democratic President "in any way I can," but he noted there was not much he could do at his age — 89. In light of the Kennedy assassination, every conceivable precaution was taken to insure Johnson's safety during his 2- hour and 20-minute stay in New York. Thirty - five blue - helmeted motorcycle policemen formed a phalanx around the President's closed limousine in the 15-mile trip from the airport to the temple. Thousands of policemen and detectives were deployed along that unannounced route, some manning rooftops. PLANNING DIRECTOR NEEDED IN MT. V. (Continued From Page One) MARKETS Mt. Vernon Grain The following prices were quoted in Mt. Vernon this afternoon: Wheat 2.04. Soybeans 2.54. Corn 1.12. of work done is shared. Before grants-in-aid are possible under the federal housing act u community is required to start the process of community improvement itself with what is known as a "workable program." Mt. Vernon has already started on such a program, making it eligible for federal grants. The city plan outlines the seven elements of the workable program as follows: 1—Codes and ordinances- establishing adequate standards of health and safety under which dwellings may be lawfully constructed and occupied. 2—Comprehensive Community Plan—providing a sound framework for improvement, renewal and blight prevention; for sound community development in the future. 3—Neighborhood Analyses- developing a community-wide picture of blight, where it is, how intense it is and what needs to be done about it. 4—Administrative Organization — establishing clear- cut authority and responsibility to coordinate the overall program; and the capacity to put it to work in the community through effective administration of codes, planning measures and other activities, 5—Financing—p r o v i d I n g funds for staff and technical assistance needed, for public improvements and renewal activities essential to the program. 6—Housing for Displaced Families—Determining community-wide relocation needs of families to be displaced; developing housing resources to meet these needs and providing relocation service to displaced families. 7—Citizen Participation—assuring that the community as n whole, representative organizations and neighborhood groups are informed and have full opportunity to take part in developing and carrying out the program. Mt. Vernon HOG MARKET Prices paid on the local livestock market were 10c higher today. The top was 14.00 for 190 to 220 lb. hogs. Sows were up 25c to 11.75 for 300 weight down; sows 300 weight and over 11.50, down. Boars were 7.00 and 8.00. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. (/Pi—USDA—Hogs 10,500; barrows and gilts 1-3 170-250 lb. 14.25-15.25; sows 275-600 lb. 10.50-12.50. Cattle 5,000; calves 250; good to choice steers 21.00-23.25; good to choice heifers 20.5021.50; cows 12.50-14.50; good to choice vealers 20.00-32.00. Sheep 1,300; good to prime lambs 16.50-19.50; ewes 5.006.00. Chicago Produce CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mercantile Exchange — Butter steady: wholesale buying prices unchanged; 93 score AA 57%; 92 A 57%: 90 B 57; 89 C 56; cars 90 B 57%; 89 C 57 U. Eggs steady; wholesale buying prices unchanged; 70 per cent or better grade A whites 34',i; mixed 34 1 ,z; mediums 29; standards 33; dirties 29; checks 29. St. Louis Produce ST. LOUIS </P>—Eggs and live poultry: Eggs, consumer grades, A large 35-36, A medium 30-32, A small 24-26, B large 33-34, wholesale grades, standard 3133, unclassified 27-28. checks 20-24. Hens, heavy 15-16, light over 5 lb. 8-9, under 5 lb. 5^-6^, broilers and fryers 15-17. Chicago Grain CHICAGO W> — Whent No. 1 red 2.19 Com No. 2 yellow 1.23-23Vi; No. 3 yellow 1.21-22: No. 4 yellow lMWSVs; No. 5 yellow 1.09V&. No oats or soybean sales. Soybean oil 8 1/8. CHICAGO </Pi—USDA—Live poultry; wholesale buying prices unchanged to 3 higher; roasters 23-24; special fed white rock flyers 18^-19; few geese 28. Walfstreet NEW YORK (/Pi — Studebaker paced the stock market late this afternoon while other prices were mixed in moderately active trading. Volume for the day was estimated at 4.Q million shares compared with 4.83 million Friday. Changes of most key stocks were from fractions to a point or so. Studebaker was bought heavily and was by far the volume leader following a report that it is ending its money-losing car manufacturing in the United States and planning to move its operation to Canada. The stock was up a full point for a big, percentage gain but cut the rise to a fraction in late dealings. Baltimore & Ohio was up more than a point and Chesapeake & Ohio close to a point on news the Supreme Court had affirmed a decision upholding C&O's control of B&O. Most airlines were soft on American World Airways passenger jet. Pan Am, however, halved an early loss that ran more than a point. Fractional losses were taken by American Airlines, United and Eastern but National held a gain of close to a point. Chrysler and Union Carbide held 1-point gains. Xerox was up 9. Woolworth and Eastman Kodak dropped more than a point. Prices were mixed in moderately active trading on the American Stock Exchange. Corporate bonds advanced; U.S. governments were mixed. NEW YORK (AP) - Dow Jones noon stock averages: 30 Indus 760.43 up 0.18 20 Rails 174.00 up 0.57 15 Utils 137.18 up 0.3S 65 Stocks 263.45 up 0.38 Wind Tumbles Centralia Plant CENTRALIA, IU. (AP) — The steel framework of a factory being erected by Molded Fiber Glass Body Co. of Ashtabula, Ohio, was knocked down Sunday by strong winds accompanying a half-inch snowfall. State police said they had no other reports of major wind damage in Southern Illinois. Wind speeds at Mount Vernon airport ranged from 35 to 45 miles an hour with one gust of 63 miles an hour. Astrodynamics is the study of the motion of bodies In space. BOARD OKs EXTRA HIGHWAY DEPT. PAY (Continued From Page One) firmed the action of the highway committee In authorizing the payments and declared that "the Board of Supervisors considers that the payments were legally made." In the resolution the board then went on record officially to continue the additional payments to Carnahan and Meadows, as in the past. The resolution was adopted, by unanimous vote, after discussion of the state's attorney's letter. Supervisor Terry Marlin asked about the need for the additional pay and If the matter had been brought before the county board. Work Many Hours Jack Trotter, county highway superintendent, said there is a definite need for the additional pay as both the assistant officials work many extra hours. Supervisor Ross Wimberly said that the highway department has lost several foremen in the past, when spring came and hours of e::tra work piled up without any additional pay. Payment of the additional $100 per month, during six months of the spring, summer and early fall, has resulted in the department being able to keep a qualified foreman, he said. Trotter commented that foremen work 12 to 16 hours many days during the busy season. Supervisor Ed Champ noted that workmen at the highway department are paid by the hour. "It's not right to pay the foreman $350 per month during the busy season when he is working 15 and 16 hours per day," he said. Champ said that the additional pay was approved by the highway committee. There was nothing wrong, he said, but continued that it was an "oversight" that the matter was not taken before the full board. He pointed out that there was not a dissenting vote in the board today, approving the additional pay. Supervisor Marlin commented that he planned to vote for the resolution but believes that the matter should have been brought before the board at the time the additional pay was approved by the committee. He said that in the past too much work has been done in committees, when good business principles should be followed by having official action of the county done by the full board. Marlin said that the time has come when the county board should "look to our image." He noted that the matter is controversial and has been widely publicized and that the board's action should be fully explained In print. He called for the board to operate closely in accordance with the law in all future business of the county. Stringer's Letter Other aspects of the state's attorney's letter to the county board were also discussed after it was read at the regular December meeting this morning. Stringer had charged that employes of the highway department have refused to make any sworn statements or answer questions under oath to his assistant, Sam Phillips. Highway Supt. Trotter told the board that for the past six weeks Phillips has been examining records at the highway office almost every day. He said that all records have been made available to Phillips and that nothing has been hidden. He declared that all questions Phillips had asked in his office have been answered. Trotter then asked, "Any comments, Mr. Phillips?" Phillips, who was present at the meeting, answered, "I'll make any of my comments to the state's attorney." Talk Probe Funds Arch Mandrell, a member of a Jefferson county grand jury committee which some time ago asked the county board to provide funds for Stringer to hire a special investigator, appeared at the board meeting today and asked If the board had taken any action on the request. The county board had officially taken the matter under advisement. Supervisor Wimberly commented that some time ago Stringer had hire Phillips and he was to be paid with donations. "Do we need two investigators?" Wimberly asked. Supervisor Shurtz said that the matter has apparently been taken out of the hands of the county board. He suggested a meeting of the county hoard, the state's attorney and the grand jury committee "to get a little more information on what they would like done." Doctor Is Kept Close To LBJ NEW YORK m — A White House physician was kept close to President Johnson during his visit to the city Sunday in what apparently is a new procedure adopted as a result of President Kennedy's assassination. J When Kennedy was shot in Dallas Nov. 22, Dr. George Burkley, a Navy admiral, was four cars behind the presidential vehicle. Sunday, Burkley rode in a police car just in front of Johnson's limousine. TO HEAD MARINE CORPS —- Gen. Wallace M. Greene Jr., above, will take over command of the Marine Corp* on Jan. 1. (AP Wlrephoto) FRANK SINATRA'S SON KIDNAPED (Continued From Page One) floor, the men left with Sinatra. Tire tracks heading towards Reno were found later. Sinatra is one of the entertainer's three children. His mother is Sinatra Sr.'s first wife, the former Nancy Barbato, who was reported at her Hollywood home. Gene Evans, spokesman for Harrah's Club on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, said young Sinatra's room was on the second floor of the two-story motel, separated by a parking lot from the casino. The motel is used exclusively for Harrah's guests. Evans said there was no mention of any possible ransom during the motel room incident. One of the men was heard to say, "We've got him. We've got to get him to Sacramento." Sacramento, the state capital of California, is 132 miles in the opposite direction from Reno where the tire tracks appeared to lead. Sinatra Sr. arrived at Reno aii-port early today and was met by Washoe County Dist. Atty. William Raggio. The two left immediately for the sheriff's substation at Zephyr Cove on Lake Tahoe where search headquarters had been set up. But snow and icy roads forced them to postpone the trip and Raggio announced they were staying in Reno for the time being. YANK?ARE^AMONG 21 HOSTAGES (Continued From Page One) tula of Cadillac, Mich., also a USIA information officer: Bernard Rifkin, 52, a native of Brooklyn, N. Y., labor adviser for the U. S. Agency for International Development; and Robert Gergerstrom, a Peace Corps volunteer whose parents live in Honolulu. They were seized after they went into the Catavi area to deliver a $15,000 U. S. government aid check toward the building of a school for miners' children. The other captives were throe Canadians, a Dutchman, and other unidentified foreigners and Bolivians. All apparently were mining technicians. Interior Minister Jose Antonio Arez said the government would use eveiy means at its disposal to win the release of the hostages. But he said "under no circumstances and under no pressure" would the government free the two union leaders, Irineo Pimental and Federico Escobar. Staley Sales, Earnings Rise DECATUR, 111. (AP) — Net sales of the A. E. Staley Manufacturing Co. for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 were up 6.5 per cent over last year, pushing earnings to $2.40 a share, an increase of 27 cents. Dollar earnings for the year were 55.513,225, compared with 84,736,253, the prior year. Sales increased from $173,757,723 to §185.136,804. The financial report was made public yesterday. SEEK CAUSE —LIGHTNING OR BOMB? (Continued From Pnge One) temporary morgue set up In the Elkton National Guard Armory. No one could tell how many victims were being found. It was seldom that there was any- ting large enough to be identified at all. The plane, according to the airline, was carrying 73 passengers and 8 crew members when it crashed. The Federal Aviation Agency in Washington said the plane was on a holding pattern near the New Castle, De., Airport at 8:58 p.m. (EST) awaiting clearance to approach Philadelphia International Airport. Then, said Raymond Gregg of Elkton, "It was just like the sun was coming at me. It was so bright I couldn't look at it." Another witness, Henry Linden of Newark, Del., said it was apparent to him that lighting had blasted the plane from the air. "There were two large arched streaks of lightning in the air," he said. "An instant afterward the sky was completely lit up by a bright orange. You could see the parts of the plane starting to fall then." Early today, 11 Civil Aeronautics Board and 7 FAA officinls arrived to start the investigation. The area was cordoned off and flares sent an eerie light over the torn, blasted and charred wreckage. There were few large pieces of wreckage, although one big jet engine dug a hole 100 yards from the home of Gregg. Small bits of airplane parts fell on the farmhouse roof of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berry. Edwin R. Tully, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Baltimore, said the flight recorder, which is designed to survive crashes and tell investigators about the minutes preceding the disaster, had not been found. Tully confirmed that several witnesses had said lightning struck the plane. Pan Am said Flight 214 departed San Juan at 4:10 p.m. and arrived in Baltimore at 7:35 p.m., where the 71 passengers got off. It left Baltimore at 8:25 p.m. and was expected in Philadelphia at 8:45 p.m., 15 minutes behind schedule. The airline said the last known radio contact between the plane and ground was a terse, terrifying message: "Going down in flames at 0158 Zebra" (8:58 p.m. EST). The message reportedly was overheard by the ground control center in New Castle, Del., and at Dover, (Del.,) Air Force Base. Witnesses said burning fragments spiraled lazily to the ground, then exploded into small fires despite a pelting rain. Jerry Greenwald, 20, of Hock- cssin, Del., watched the crash from a window of the Merry- land Roller Rink near Glasgow, Del. "It looked like a bomb explosion," he said. "There was a big flash and a few seconds later you could see the wing torn off. You could actually see people falling out. The plane came down slowly and when it hit the ground it looked like it explode again." WOULD BE FIRST CRASH CAUSED BY LIGHTNING WASHINGTON (AP) - If lightning caused Maryland's airliner crash Sunday night, it would be a first in U.S. commercial aviation records. Witnesses said a bolt of lightning hit the Boeing 707 jet, Pan American World Airways Flight 214 bound from Puerto Rico to Philadelphia, and transformed it into a ball of fire that showered the area near Elkton with bits of burning wreckage. Eighty-one persons died. Civil Aeronautics Board hearings into a May 12, 1959, crash at Chase, Md. — just 35 miles southwest of Sunday night's disaster — brought out that in 20 years no airliner of metal construction had been known to have ben destroyed or even seriously damaged by lightning. Ten witnesses claimed they saw lightning in the Chase area at the time a Capital Air Lines turboprop flying from New York to Atlanta crashed in flames with 31 persons aboard. Two witnesses said they saw lightning strike the craft. But 12 others testified there The Mediterranean is an Almost tideless sea, with little circulation of turftea water. MOUNT VERNON COMMUNITY-COLLEGE ORCHESTRA and CHORUS CONCERTS Orchestra — 8:15 P.M. Tonight High S<hool Auditorium Chorus — 8:15 P.M. — Dec. 16 First Presbyterian Church (Hetr The COMMUNICETTES) | cMyers vfoneralService. Dear friends, We appreciate comment on these little letters. Any suggestions you nay have will be gladly received. We think of these Messages as a part of our service. We try to make them as informative as possible* You will note an absence of sales talk or claims of superiority. These letters are purely for your information. Respectfully, N S.I.U. Honors Mt. Vernon And Mayor Manion Mayor John J. Manion received a gavel Sunday from S.I.U. President Delyte Morris at a meeting on the Cnrbondale campus commemorating ten years of community service by the university. Mayor Manion was accompanied to the celebration, attended by more than 200 southern Illlnoisinns, by J. L. Buford, Eltis Henson, Howard Rawlinson, Ogie Ellis, J. Marvin Powers and Joe Winfrey. A community development plaque was presented to Howard Rawlinson, dean of the Community College, for "the people of Mt. Vernon for ten yenrs of effort in development." The plaque is on display at the Chamber of Commerce office, 118 North 9th street The afternoon program In the new Student Union building on S.I.U.'s campus was highlighted by a short inspirational speech by President Morris. Gene Graves, executive director of the State Board of Economic Development brought a message from Governor Kerner and reviewed results of the governor's recent tour of Europe with Illinois business executives. Dr. Wm. Tudor presided at the session. Luncheon was served by university students. Texico 4-H'er Back From Tour Of Chicago Area Kenneth Hails of Texico returned Inst night from an all- expense trip to Chicago where he attended the annual 4-H Dairy Conference on December 5-7. Kenneth was one of thirteen 4-H dairymen from Illinois who were given recognition as outstanding 4-H dairymen at the ninth annual 4-H Dairy Conference. This is a national program sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Illinois and various firm's intelrestcd In dairying. Marketing and career exploration In the dairy industry were the main topics at the conference. Kenneth's dip was financed by the Southern Illinois Breeders Association. Highlights of the trip included tours of Chicago, meeting the National Dairy Prhrxss. and a dinner and nrogrnm, given by the Oliver oirperntien. He was met at the Mt. Vernon Airport by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy V. Hails and their daughter, Carol, and Jim Lipe, assistant farm adviser. The Ozark Airlines (light arrived between snow storms, and was Kenneth's choice of transportation. Country Club Is Burglarized The Green Hills Country Club enst of Mt. Vernon has been a favorite target for thieves in the past few months. Another breakin occurred during the weekend as thieves broke a window and stole ten cartons of cigarettes from the building. Man Killed In Conveyor Belt ST. LOUIS (m— A Columbia, 111. man died Saturday night at a St. Louis hospital from Injuries received when he was caught in a conveyor belt. Dead is Louis Brooks, 28. Po- olice said the accident occurred at Brook's place of employment, the Great Lakes Carbon Corp. was no lightning near the plane. The CAB concluded that the plane broke apart in extreme turbulence. Lightning was reported to have been responsible for the June 26, 1959, crash of a Trans World Airlines Super-Constellation that killed 68 persons, including -10 Americans, near Milan, Italy. Modern planes are protected from lightning by tiny anti-static metal impregnated strips hanging from the trailing edges of the wings and tail and serving as tiny lightning rods. ROY SAYS: WM 1963 Mercury Special $2295.00 It's a nearly new 1063 Mer« oury Meteor custom sedan with all the luxury appointments of our big Mercurys but In an Intermediate size. This beautiful car is finished In a striking Caatlelan Gold color with match* ui(f pure vinyl upholstery. It'i equipped with radio, V/8 engine, automatic drive and all the nice extras. This car has been driven very ti«w miles. It Is still In new car warranty. It's another W-G money saver. Roy Atkinson W-G MOTORS Phone 242-6420

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