Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 9, 1963 · Page 3
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December 9, 1963

Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 3

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1963 $175,000 For The Tippits DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Contributions for tho family of deceased Dallus Policeman J. D. Tipplt passed the 5175,000 mark ns counters look Die r]ny off to- Some 11 mail baps of letters remain to be counted by the live policemen and throe auditors. However, the money-counters are Raining, with about 500- B00 letters come in dally and about 1,200 being processed. Policemen had counted $125,777, while funds from other Bources were about $50,000. THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS «IVC GIFT MEMBERSHIPS AAA—AUTOMOBILE CLUB ILLINOIS DIVISION OFFICE 1110 Main Street Mt. Vernon, Illinois Phone 242-1242 NORMAN T.. IIAKMON District lYIainifjer Coolness Between Ike And Truman Has Thawed KANSAS CITY Ml — The reported coolness between former Presidents Marry S. Truman and Dwiftht. D. Eisenhower np- penrs to have thawed some more. Tom Gavin, who accompanied Truman to the funeral of President John F. Kennedy in Washington, tolls about a half-hour meeting between the two after services. Gavin, long-time friend of Truman, is n former city councilman in Kansas City. He now is a public rclntions counselor. Truman and Eisenhower rode together in the funeral procession. Gavin said Truman and his daughter, Mrs. Clifton Daniel, invited Eisenhower and his wife to Blair House for some refreshments. Also there wore Gens. Harry Vaughan, Neil Marra, Clement. Conger and Adm. Robert. L. Dennison, he said. "I can't remember much that, was said —- only that they talked about happy times," Gavin recalled. "I remember once Gen, Eisenhower recalled how the President had sent him on some mission and then Truman said, 'and you did a fine job on thai.' "It was just like two old soldiers recalling the times and people they'd known. Maylx; you can say the funeral and nil the Sale Still In Progress GLIDDEN PAINT AND REDECORATING CENTER 1022 Jordan Dial 244-1825 things that had happened that weekend brought them together But it was more than that. It was two men who had lived in tho same time remembering things they cared about." Earlier Ibis year Eisenhower had visited with Truman at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Mo., and was given a personally conducted tour by the Missourian. Gavin said after the talking began, Eisenhower "stood up and carried his chair down and sal next, to Mr. Truman." Gavin said they talked for about 30 minutes, after which (lie two shook hands — "You could see the warmth in their eyes when they did." Gavin said he didn't hear much of what Mrs. Eisenhower and Mrs. Daniel wore talking about "Because I was paying attention to the men." In New York City, Mrs. Daniel said that she and her father received a phone call on Sun day from the Eisenhower home at Gettysburg. The caller asked if President Truman and Mrs Daniel would care to ride with (be Eisenhowers to the funeral the next day. Word was sent back that they would. Mrs. Truman did not come to Washington because she was ro> covering from influenza and did not. feel up to the trip. NO COMPLAINTS. KOB A CHANGE FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Highway Department officials got a pleasant surprise when they notified Philip Frank they wanted some of his farm for a right of way. Frank told them to take what they wanted, that he would accept, whatever payment the department wanted to make. "For years," he explained, "I've plodded over mud roads | in Edmonson County. I'm willing and anxious to do anything | to get them paved." Three More Setbacks For Conservatives LONDON (AP)—Three morn electoral setbacks dimmed Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home's political prestige today, dousing rumors that lie might risk n spring general election. Balloting to fill House of Commons vacancies in London, Manchester and Sudbury all showed a slump in Conservative support sharp enough to give the opposition Labor party a landslide vic­ tory in any national poll held anytime soon. In the London and Manchester districts, the Conservative share of the vote was down 10 per cent compared with the 19X1 general election. In Sudbury it dropped 4 per cent. However, the Conservatives retained the seats in London's St. Marylebonc district and Sudbury. Tho Laboritcs kept the seat in Manchester's Openshaw district. Tho results quickly disposed of talk that the new prime minister was planning to go to the electorate in March. Now the consensus was that his government must hold on perhaps until next fall, hoping its chances would revive. The election must bo held by Nov. 5. The voting brought back to the House of Commons the former I^ord Hailsham, now Quintin Hogg. But in winning the safe St. Mnrylobone district for the Conservatives, he shed more than 10,000 votes from the party's 1959 showing. NOT TOO HELPFUL WICHITA, Kan. (AP)—City maintenance crews put up signs on North Francis St. advising motorists of street repairs. Traffic on the one-way street flows southward and most of the signs were facing south. TONIGHT OPEN TIL 11PM TONITE - AUTO SERVICE STATION 315 So. 9th ANTI-FREEZE Installed Radiator Checked and Installed RIVERSIDE PERMANENT- YOUR BEST PROTECTION For tonight, and cold weather ahead, get big, long-lasting protection. Blended with top-quality ethylene glycol, and the best rust inhibitors available. Shop now! THRIFTY METHANOL Quick, low-cost protection.,,yet blended with the finest rust inhibitors. Meets government standards. Ow£ Ofto ABOVE TONITE Montgomery Ward Auto Service Station 315 S. 9th Street—Phone 242-6554 Report Robson Wants To Return NEW YOR (AP) Controversial Negro singer-actor Paul Robeson, now ailing in Communist Berlin, is reported ready to return to this country after living ahroad for the last five years. Negro author Louis Lomax, who spent a week last month in East Berlin with Robeson, said Friday night, "Robeson is coming home soon and I don't mean just physically." Lomax declined to elaborate. In 1917, Robeson, now 65, was accused by the House Commit­ tee on UnAmerican Activities of supporting Communist front organizations. The U.S. government withdrew the singer's passport in 1950 because ho declined to sign a non-Communist affidavit required by the State Department. The requirement was later knocked out by a Supreme Court decision. Eight years later, on July 11, 1058, Robeson went to London and made his home there until he went behind the Iron Curtain to seek medioal attention. 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