Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 10, 1963 · Page 9
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 9

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 10, 1963
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1963 Diahann Had Happy Childhood nv IIAI. novi.E NKW YORK (AP)-ln B dny Alien weeping ovrr one's snd childhood and knot-king one's parents is something of a national pastime, Diahann Carroll is a refreshing surprise. This talented Negro singing star credits her success largely to the inspiration nnd faith shown by her father, a subway motorman, and her mother, a nurse who works with disturbed children. "I had an exceptionajly happy childhood and very loving parents," s e said. "What my parents had to give they gave — love and security and the feeling they were 100 per cent behind me in anything I wanted to ti-y. "That security they gave mo in my early years built in me the conlidence later to go out and knock down doors. I never let setbacks throw me into a depression. "When I think now of all the things my father and mother did for me when 1 was to< young to appreciate them, I get excited about them all ove; again." Miss Carroll paused then at a memory, nnd shook her head in regret. "My mother used to say, 'All we ask Is that you get a college education.' And the one tiling they wanted of me I never did do. I never finished college." Diahann started singing at 6, at 10 won a Metropolitan Opera scholarship. She was studying sociology at New York University when she quit to appear in an all-Negro revue. The revue never got off the! ground, but it brought Diahann to the attention of showman Lou Walters who arranged for her to appear on a television show. Since then she has become a video favorite, appeared in a couple of movies, starred in a couple of Broadway musicals and become one of the top-paid warblers on the nation's supper elub circuit, tier recordings also tell well. Her father and mother, although quietly proud of her success, seek no part of the golden shower that fame has brought her. They prefer to go on independently doing their own jobs, as before. Diahann, who la divorced from Monte Kay, a theatrical performer, lives in a modest mldtown apartmen aith her daughter, Suzanne Ottilie Kay, who is 3. THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS WALK IN THE WORLD — In this unusual view of Unisphere — made with Flsheye iuper-wlde angle lens — employe walks along a rib of globe, symbol of New York's World 's Fslr which opens next Spring. World's continents are outlined on the sphere 's facade. News Briefs PMTMAGE EXPERIMENT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Lincoln Park Zoo will experiment on increasing the length of the tails of some of its peacocks. Dr. Warren Thomas, zoo director, said the plan grew out of a casual conversation with Dr. Allen Stanley, professor of physiology at the University of Oklahoma Medical School here. Stanley has experimented with hormonal alterations in chickens and said Japanese long-tailed fowl are produced by suppressing thyroid production at a certain stage of development. Thomas said: "It may not work at all. The Japanese long tails are chickens. Peacocks are related to the pheasant family." CAP Parents Night Dec. 11 The Mt. Vernon Civil Air Patrol composite squadron Invites all parents of cadets to the annual parents night at Summersville school at 7:30 p. m. Wednesday, December 11. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the parents of the various phases of cadet activities and future plans. In the past few weeks over 20 hours of orientation flights were given to cadet memhers in a CAP L-16 type aircraft ns part, of the required Initial indoctrination. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and as such constitutes an organization of real value to the Air Force and the nation. The relationship between USAF and CAP Is an incentive to members of both who work together to promte good citizenship as well as an appreciation and understanding of aerospace power. Young people desiring further Information about CAP activities may contact Terry L. Sandusky, phone 244-1027. ' "s ; < % 1 LUXURY LINER — Michelangelo, 43,000-ton liner —902 feet long with accomodations for 1,850 passengers- Is being readied In Genoa for service in Italian line In 1964. "Well, SOMEONE at this address ordered five Chinese dinners!" SUPPORT YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM Good things happen when you give Old Fashioned Prices—From An Old Fashioned Store—For An Old Fashioned Christmas OSBORN'S COUNTRY STORE 1 MILE EAST OF BLUFORD Open every day — Closed Tuesday afternoon — Open Thursday Nights Til 8:00 P.M. Make this Christmas even more enjoyable by shopping for all the family early and avoid the frantic rush that tends to let us forget the true meaning of Christmas. FEAR UNDER CONTROL TULSA, Okla. (AP, Paul Thompson kicked a coiled rattlesnake aside with his foot and commented, "I'm scared of snakes." But, the 18-year-old Owasso vouth who worked In the Tulsa State Fair's "snake pit," said he just controls his fear. Thompson has been handling snakes about four years and has given one -man shows in this area. He works In 12-lnch boots amid seven varieties of rattler, plus water moccasins and copperheads. He said he has 38 rattlers at his home. He said he has only been bitten once, during a rattle snake hunt pt OUeene. He spent two days in a hospital. "It was my fault," he said. "I just got careless." SPECIAL - Reg. $5.00 Values JEWELRY 0 v $ 3 00 561 Holiday Price REGISTER FOR SUNBEAM MIXER TO BE GIVEN AWAY CHRISTMAS EVE — (No Purchase Necessary) LARGE SELECTION MEN'S AND BOYS' SWEATERS AN0 SHIRTS REASONABLE PRICES FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS - EARLY AMERICAN GLASSWARE - LINGERIE TIES - BILLFOLDS - A Little of Everything. MEN'S ZIPPPER HOODED SWEAT SHIRTS *2" HO-MADE DIVINITY 89 59* ASSORTED CHENILLE—Salesman Samples BEDSPREADS REDUCED CUDDLE TOYS — I 98 CHRISTMAS TREES Lge $ 2 25 Ea Med $ 1 50 ONE STOP SHOPPING - Groceries, Meats and Big Christmas Bargains. LARGE SELECTION OF GIFTS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Soybean Scandal On Wall Street By SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK (AP) - Soybean oil and stock brokering, tossed in an unsavory salad, have given Wall Street one of its worst spells of indigestion in years. Stocks are involved because some brokerage houses deal both in security trading and commodity futures. The New York Stock Exchange has authorized up to $12 million to help the innocent bystanders, some of the 20,000 customers of IRA Haupt & Co., a member firm, who saw their securities accounts suddenly frozen because of disastrous deals in the commodity markets in which they were in no way directly involved. Many of the 17 million Americans who own stocks until now may have paid little mind to commodity markets. Here, in simplified terms, Is wh:.t commodity futures trading normally is. (The Haupt affair started this way but went into a maze of dealings far be- yi ml the scope of ordinary commodity futures trading.) Commodity futures are contracts (or delivery of a specified amount of a given grain, fiber, metal, or other goods, at a fixed price at some future date. Say, 60,000 pounds of soy- bem oil, for X-dollars next Jaii'iary. Actually, most con- ti s are settled without deliver' • or receiving the physical <• lily. The contracts, in sh , are bought and sold like s'. certificates. The differ- er. • - between the price specified in the contract and the mark"i price at the time the contract expires constitutes thp profit or lo :;i. se who first offer the con- liv •; usti illy are the growers, (I .s ir producers of basic ra.v materials, who have the eo.-'.mo'Uly on hand but want to her'-je a;;ainst the risk of sharp an nn vedirtable price movements. A sudden Soviet offer to buy wheat, for example, can overnight affect the going price for the grain — and so can the weather conditions. The hedge works like this: To protect his holdings in soybeans, say, the dealer or processor may go short by having his broker sell January contract at the prevailing present price. If the price does fall, he can fulfill his contract and use this profit to offset the lower value of the same beans he holds. If the price rises between now and January, he is ahead on the commodity he holds and thus offsets any loss in settling his futuies contract. Contracts are mostly bought by speculators willing to take on the price change risks the hedger seeks to side step. Speculators buy a contract specifying a certain price at a definite future date because they are betting the present price will hit that ^ire. MaXns in commodity future trading are very small by stock trading standards—5 to 10 per cent In cash for commodities compared to the present 70 per cent cash requirement in stocks. Curtis-Mathes Specials M The Greensboro SPECIAL $ 279 95 And Your Old TV With 1 Year Guarantee AM-FM RADIO-STEREO 23" TV - 2 - 8" SPEAKERS 2-4x6 SPEAKERS 30 WATTS OF AUDIO PRICES START AT $^^95 RANGING UP TO $*|250^ FREE DEMONSTRATION DON'S TV SHOP 1007 Prairie 242-4353 We Service All Makes TVs and Radios JORDA Your Floor Covering Headquarters OPEN 'TILL 8:00 P. Every Monday and Friday Until Christmas SPECTACULAR OF MOHAWK CARPET VALUES Come in today and see Mohawk Carpets in the color, patterns and textures to light up your home for the holidays. 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