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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

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Thursday, December 12, 1963
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1963 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 13 Letter From Prison Found In Wrapping ROCK ISLAND, III. ,'APl-A roll of Christmas wrapping paper purchased last year has yielded n lei tor believed written by nn inmnle of a French prison addressed to Princess Margaret of England. Scrawled on both sides of n phect of paper, the missive, dated Aug. 10, 1961, contained n pica for the. Princess' help In obtaining the inmate's release from a long prison sentence. Mrs. Harold I loose of nearby Milun, 111-, said that several days ago the letter dropped out of wrapping paper slic purchased in a Hock Island store last year. Signed, "Fernand Cailchnis of fresnes-Seinc, France," the letter staled the writer, then 32 years ol' 1 , had served <1 years of n 2.1-ycar sentence for a morals charge conviction and needed help in winning his freedom. The letter requested that Princess Margaret act ;is Cau- ehois' sponsor if he was released from prison. II did not say why the man had selected the Princess for this role. The name and location of the prison was not given. Mrs. I loose surmised the wrapping paper was manufactured in the prison and that Cauchois had wrapped his letter inside the roll to smuggle it out. She said she planned to forward the missive, writlen in French, to Princess Margaret. Public Interest In Market Increases HTJTSON MACHINE KF .KVICK Royal Portable Typewriters CHRISTMAS PRICE $49.95 2231 Casey Ave. Ph. 212-2707 By SAM DAWSON AP llnslness NCWH Annlynt NEW YORK (AP) - Rising prices and heavy trading in recent days and weeks have increased public Interest in the stock market. More persons are getting into It, either by actually buying shares, or vicariously by talking about the goings on. Yet a lot of the terms used are vague to many a market watcher. Here are simplified explanations of a few of the comon ones you run into most. Blue chip Common stock In nationally known company with good long-term dividend record and strong investment qualities. Penny stock—Share selling for less thnn $1. Cats & dogs — Low-priced, highly speculative issues. Convertible—Preferred share, bond or debenture than can be turned in for common stock of the company. Dollar averaging — Investing fixed sums at regular intervals in a given stock regardless of price changes. Growth stock — Share in a company thought likely to make above average gains in earnings and net worth over a long period. Margin account—The account of a trader who operates partly on money borrowed from his broker, currently set legally as no more than 30 per cent of price of the stock. Margin call — Demand on trader to put up more cash or securities with the broker when skidding prices mean that customer's equity in slock falls below or dangerously near the legal minimum or below standard set by the stock exchange or by the brokerage firm. Round lot—Unit of trading on the exchanges, which is usually 100 shares, except lor a few high priced or inactive issues. Odd lot — Amount of stock bought or sold in less than the established round lot unit of 100 shares for most issues. Odd lot trading is popularly supposed to be the badge of the small investor. Short sale — Borrowing stock to sell at the market price In expectation of buying back al lower price later for a profit. If price goes up, stock still must be bought some lime for replacement, at a loss to the trader. Over the counter — Market maintained by security dealers for stocks usually unlisted on the exchanges. First lighthouse erected by the U.S. government was Cape Henry Light, at the entrance to Tiidewator, Va. Santa Claus Bank Bandits Flee Laughing ROCKKORD~ ill. (AP) Christmas came early for two fake Santa Clauses Wednesday. Dressed in the traditional red garb, complete with whiskers and bushy eyebrows, the Santa robbed the Alpine State Bank of $36,600. Ten, forsaking reindeer, they sped away in a late-model automobile. Police said the men entered the bank and, after asking to see the president on "a promotional matter." pulled snub- nosed revolvers out of their jolly red clothing. Four customers in the bank were forced to lie on the floor and 13 employes were lined against a wall as the Santas looted the teller cages. The money was placed in a pillowcase. Before leaving, the Santas berried the employes and customers into the main safe-deposit vault and shut the door. Police said no cash was taken from the vault. The employes were able to open the vault and shout an alarm. Police are still looking for the Santas. One woman reported seeing a speeding car on nearby Alpine Road with two Santa Clauses inside. "They were both laughing," she told state police. Mil SIGN UP TO DONATE BLOOD TODAY Posts Bond In Burglary Case Edwin A. Smith, 24, 730 Op- lyke, posted a $10,000 bond on a burglary charge yesterday and was released from the county jail. Smith and Lowell Dean Simpson, 19, are charged with six recent burglaries in Mt. Vernon and Fairfield. Simpson hnd previously filled bond. Van Raalte Finds The Holiday Look All Year Long In This Elegant Slip of Tricot Suvaerre. The lace applied handsomely at the hemline, too. All, all nylon, both fabric and lace created by Van Raalte. Famous for quality. Sizes 32-42 $£95 Matching lingerie in Flamenco, Monte Carlo Brown, Hlaoli, White, Sand Dune. CRYSTAL'S 23X .South.ipth Mt. Vernon, Illinois The Biggest little Store In Town Insanity Plea Californian Will Defend Jack Ruby By CLAYTON H1CKERSON DALLAS (AP)—A Californian considered one of the nation's foremast trial lawyers will head the defense staff al the murder trial of .lack Ruby, who killed the accused assassin of President Kennedy. The lawyer, Melvin Belt (pronounced bell-eye I of Los Angeles and San Francisco, said; Tuesday night he wan undertak ing Ruby's defense "and I'm 1 going to lead on it." I Belli, author of 28 law books! and a past president of the j American Academy of Trial: Lawyers, said Ruby. 52, will I plead innocent by reason of insanity. Asked If be believed Ruby could receive a fair trial in Dallas, Belli said: "There is no assumption that he can not." he added there was no plan at present to ask a change of venue. Ruby's trial for murder in the, shooting of Lee Harvy Oswald. | 21, the accused assassin, is set for Feb. 3 before Dist. Judge Joe B. Brown of Dallas. Brown said three national networks or their affiliates liavc asked to televise the trial. "I've done a lot of thinking and praying about it." he said,, "but I don't know about it yet." I The 55-year-old jurist, a bulky, man with graying, wavy brown hair, predicted he will be criticized widely regardless of what he decides about television. Ruby shot Oswald before a nationwide TV audience Nov. as he was being transferred from Dallas' City Hall to the county jail. Belli said he did not believe i Kuby "was just a publicity seeker" and he was convinced Ruby; had no association with Oswald or any conspiracy. After talking to Ruby In his cell, Belli said: "He's sincere, disturbed and troubled." In the lineup for Ruby's defense with Belli are Sum S. Brody, 37, a Los Angeles legal associate; Joe Tonahlll, 55. Jasper, Tex., another associate; and Dallas lawyers Tom Howard and Jim Martin. Dist. Atty. Henry Wade of Dallas has said he will ask the death penalty for Ruby. All Nylon. Sizes S-AA-L. Brighten the Holidays with Gift Lingerie. $1095 ^ $3495 Mm lnrjj« selection of Gowns, Baby Doll P.J.'s, Pajamas, etc. Just Between Us . . . MR.« V-NECK SWEATER and STRETCH PANTS or LINED WOOL PANTS Slim 8i>orty you. Fully lined and mnn tailored In all wool or stretch pants. Classically paired with all wool Shetland V-Neck Pullover Sweater. Pants sizes 8-16; Sweater sires 34-40. Jacquard Trim 100% Shetland Wool Wool and Mohair.- Stretch Pants In Pastels SWEATERS $098 *10 98 $|Q98 *10 98 FREE GIFT WRAPPING Lay-Away Now For Xmii Today In History By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Thursday, Dec. 12, the 316th day of 1963. There are 19 days left in the year. On this date in 1906. Oscar Solomon Strauss of New York was appointed secretary of commerce and labor during President Theodore. Roosevelt's second administration. He was the first Jewish Caibinet member. On this date: In 1870, Joseph Rainey of South Carolina was sworn in as I the first Negro member of the House of Representatives. In 1895, the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a law passed n year earlier which levied taxes on incomes of more than $4,000. In 1937, Japanese bombing planes sank the U.S. gunboat Pnnay in the Yangtez River. Ten years ago—Britain was threatened with the first nationwide railroad strike in '21 years. Five years ago—The world's largest food chain—the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co.—announced that its stock would be made available tor purchase by the public for the first time. One year ago—Premier Khrushchev said Russia would resist pressure by those in the Communist world who wanted to risk thermonuclear war with the West. Seek Wabash Valley Sugar Beet Rights WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm groups from New Mexico, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri asked the Agriculture Department today for an additional 200,000 tons in sugar-beet allotments for the 1966 growing season. Requests lor 50,000 tons each came Irom the New Mexico- Pecos Valley Sugar Beet Association, the Western Missouri Beet Growers Association, Pem- iscot-Ounklin and New Madrid counties in southeastern Missouri, and the Wabash Valley Beet Growers Association in Indiana and Illinois. Their requests at an Agriculture Department hearing raised to 449,000 tons the total allotments sought by the first nine of an expected 33 applicants for allotments over the next three years. j The department has only 1.79,300 tons remaining through 19661 in the national sugar beet acre- 1 age reserve set up by the 1962 1 amendments to the Sugar Act. Charles H. Schenk of Vincennes, Ind., president of the Wabash Valley Beet Growers Association, asked the panel to postpone a decision on the 1966 crop until April 15 in order to permit his group to seek commitments to linance a refinery. His request for an allotment in Indiana and Illinois was supported by Rep. Ralph Harvey, R-IIK1., and Clarence J. McCormick, undersecretary of agriculture under former President Hairy S. Truman. Quints May Be Home For Christmas ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP)-Th c Fischer quintuplets, three months old next Saturday, probably will all be home for Christmas. Arrangements are being made for two of the four girls to go home Saturday noon. James Andrew, the only boy, went home Nov. 30. The other girls should go home soon, too. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Fischer, are acquiring more domestic help for their rented home in northeast Aberdeen. James Andrew went home when he weighed 10 pounds, 5 ounces. He has been described by the family as "a very good baby." Fischer has said there have been no problems at the Fischer home since the boy left St. Luke's Hospital. The Fischers have five older children, so if the girls make it home by Christmas it should be a lively holiday. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer recently picked out $100 in toys donated by a chain store. The four girls, still in the hospital nursery, are growing. Latest hospital reports list Mary Ann's weight at 6 pounds, 13 ounces; Mary Magdalene 8-5; Mary Catherine 7-13 and Mary Margaret 8-1. All are reported doing fine. The quints' father has re* turned to his job as a shipping clerk in a wholesale grocery warehouse here and at the same- pay. A financial windfall caeic from the sale of riahls to exclusive stories and pictures. Mary Ann Fischer, the- quinis' mother, is picking tip the family routine. Her mother, Mr.s. Kl- mer Brady of Hecla, S.D., is helping her. A new home promised by I'"' city of Aberdeen is still in '!u> planning stage. A postmaster in an Indiana town is a past master. He retired after 25 years of service. OPEN FRIDAY AND MONDAY UNTIL 8 P.M. Bunk Bed Outfit Hassocks colon. lamp itylai. Table lamps beautiful S e v • r a I Gas Range Popular, plastic cov.<tOC I o t > of beaulifulC AOC F I n • q u a 11»|r.NAA •red hasiocki. All ^JI lampi. 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