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TEMPERATURE Thursday high 31, low 15. 7:00 a.m. today 15. Downtown noon today 29. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL TO ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE A NON-PARTISAN NEWSPAPER VOLUME XLLIV — NO. 63 WEATHER Southern Illinois — Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Continued quite cold through Saturday. Low tonight zero to 8 above. High Saturday 16-24. MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1963 VIET NAM CRASHES 30c PER WEEK RUSK FLIES TO PARIS FOR NATO TALKS Foreign Ministers Will Weigh Effect On West Of Changes In Communist Lineup. WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Stale Dean Rusk flics to Puris today to assess will) the foreign ministers of tlio Atlantic Alliance how the dramatic changes in tho Communist bloc affect tho security of the Western world. Tliis will bo ll)o malt) task of North Atlantic Treaty Organization ministers, who mot in the French capital Monday. Traditionally, the defense and finance ministers of tho 15 allied nations also attend the winter session of NATO's ministerial council meeting, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. Me- Namara and Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon will assist Rusk at the three-day parley. Rusk has an apointment wit French President Charles do Gaulle on Monday, lie also carries with him a mosage from President Johnson to the NATO ministers. The official agenda of the Paris conference includes a review of the international situation, the question of cooeration in military research, civil emergency planing and East-West relations. All other ticklish questions, such as NATO's long - range strategic planning—a source of much controversy among the Allies-and the desired level of, WASHINGTON iAP) - The conventional forces in the heart I Mouse has passed a compro- of Europe, were carefully omit- 1 misc $4.1 billion public works These and some others appropriation bill, ONLY 10 CROSSINGS IN COUNTY PLAN HEARINGS ON I-64 ROAD CLOSINGS 84-Year-Old Convict May Be Paroled SPRINGFIELD, II. (AP) i The Illinois Parole and Pardon Board has conditionally decided to give Richard Honeck his freedom, after he spent ('<-! of his SI years in Menard State Peniten- tiaiy. The board decided Thursday to parole the long-time prisoner SANTA HAS PUPPIES FOR THE ASKING — Santa Claus came to tlio Chicago Antl-Cruclty Society animal shelter Thursday whore he passed out an abundance of doff goodies and posed with this armful of puppies. Shelter Director tiny .1. Shaffer said homeless dogs of all sizes and types are available lor adoption in time for Christmas. (AP Wirephotn) Rend Lake, B«g Muddy Bill Passed Deadlock On Remap Unbroken A public hearing on proposed closing of a number of Jefferson county roads where they meet eastwest superhighway 64 will be held in Mt. Vernon some time in the future. I. C. Bliss, Effingham district engineer of the state highway department, disclosed plans tor the future hearing at a public hearing" yesterday concerned with tho routing of 1-64 across Jefferson county. Bliss said the public will bo given ample notice when the hearing date on road closures is set. No discussion of road closures was permitted at yesterday's to his niece. Mrs." Clara "Orth of! session which dealt wifh routing Oakland Calif., it California au- and with proposed additions of ' interchanges on the east and west, sides of the county. Plan 10 Crossings The huge map displayed at yesterday's hearing indicated that ten north-south rural roads will pass over or under the new superhighway, but will not have access to the interstate. A number of other roads. thorities approve. Chai'les P. Kinney, parole and pai'don board chairman, said it would take at least a week for California officials to investigate the arrangements and report to the Illinois board. Honeck was imprisoned in 181)9 for killing a former schoolteacher and possibly is serving YANKS HELICOPTER AND PLANE GO DOWN the longest prison term of any! under the present plan would man alive. deadend at the interestate Until an Associated Press story three months ago, the ago prisoner had gone i>9 years with out receiving visitors or mail. Mrs. Orth, 6.'!, was one of thousands of persons who wrote lo him after the story was printed. Honeck didn't know she bad existed. Since writing, Mrs. Orth siiid she wants Honeck to with her in California, and earli- j R oar i s The plan shows five cross over or under roads on each side of the county. Roads scheduled to cross the interstate, but with no access, include one north of Opdyke, north of Belle Rive and south of Bluford, south of the Mt. Vernon Airport, and other roads about four miles and has ] ten miles east, near the county Uvc j line HOSTAGES OF BOLIVIAN TIN MINERS - Four Americans, held as hostages by Bolivian tin miners, race newsmen Tuesday in building where they are being held near Catavl. Bol.vin. Left to right, arc: Robert Forgers! ,-om, ••«, II„n„li.l„. Hawaii; Thomas Martin, New lork; Michael Kristulu, 41. Niles, in., and Bernard RifUin, 52, Brooklyn, V. V. American quartet and II others are being held as pawns for two Communist union leaders arrested by Bolivian government. (AP Wire phot u) or ibis month traveled from her, scheduled for cross home to visit the uncle 'she had i ^ ™ C *™Z Acet Wcsl " f never seen. tounaio currently set as north . oi Woodlawn, two miles west- M.V Ullcle noffls snmnnnn, „t in w_ ' . i""t..i ne.si In Mt. V. Holdups Robber Says His Gun Was Not Loaded SAY KIDNAPERS PHOTOGRAPHED FBI LISTS SINATRA RANSOM BILL NUMBERS ted were referred to the alliance's permanent council and it is not expected that the permanent delegates will report back to their ministers before the 1901 Winter meeting. The differences over these matters exist mainly between the United States and France. It is understood that Ihe two agreed not to rock NATO's sensitive boat and concentrate on the broader political issue: What is going on behind the Iron Curtain and bow events such as the Moscow - Peking dialogue and the bloc's economic troubles affect tile West. Nasser And Ben Bella Call For Fight On Israel BIZERTE. Tunisia (AP) President Nasser of the United Arab Republic called today for Arab unity in opposing Israel, which lie described as "one of the last sequels of colonialism." Speaking before a cheering, rain-soaked crowd celebrating Ihe recent withdrawal of French troops from Tunisia, Nasser said: "The Palestine problem demands our unity. M is one of tho last sequels <.' colonialism which divided us. Palestine gives the power to oilier Arab nations to unite .and triumph." It was Nasser's first trip to Tunisia, where hardly three years ago his pictures and Egyptian newspapers w e r e banned. The 1961 battle of Bi- zerte, in which French troops crushed an effort of Tunisians to eject them from that Mediterranean base 'brought Tunisia and the United Arab Republic together after years of feuding. Referring to Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba, who was standing at his side, Nasser said: "May God help him in his struggle," President Ahmed Ben Bella of Algeria, who entered Bizcrle in triumph with Nasser and Bour­ guiba, also called for action against Israel. The absence of King llaasan rj of Morocco underlined tho obstacles facing Arab unity in North Africa. Hassan declined an invitation to attend because of Nasser's presence. Ho sent Minister of Stale Abdellmdi Boutaleb to represent him. Cops Have All The Accidents CODY. Wyo. (API-Only two traffic accidents have occurred on Cody's icy streets in the lingering storm. A police car collided last week with a fire truck. The cruiser was returned to service Thursday. On tho way from the garage, another car hit il. including a controversial lit) million addi- ional for public works assist- j today Senate where final congressional action was anticipated later in tlio day. The measure was $15 million under the l. r ) million requested by the administration for the public works acceleration program in depressed areas. The house bill provided $28,730,900 for these Illinois projects: Construction— Calumet River bridges. $1.1 million; Calumet $500,000, and 2!)-foot ap- CIIICAGO (AP)-The special! commission to draw new maps: Illinois House of Rep-! for Ihe who can be com helpful for the rest of his life she said at the time of tho visit. Mrs. Orth knows about compassion and helpfulness. The mother of five children, she was widowed at the age of losentutivcs takes up talk again,34. All her children, including .today, apparently still far from: one daughter, served with the mce in depressed areas. | agreement. armed forces during World War The 328-17 roll call vote ThUrs- j WUh a mWniRhl Saturday! II. day sent the measure to H 'R deadline drawing nigh, the 10-! One son was captured by the member ' ' ' an afternoon meeting today after getting together Thursday for the first tune since Nov. 11. Two sessions Thursday at the State of Illinois Building in Chi cago, however, found the five Republicans and the five Democrats still demanding the same things. More than an hour and a half i of argument before the over- River and Harbor, 27-fool chan- 1 night adjournment showed the commission remained at party- 1 Uichard line odds over how the 30 dis- j p r j 0l .' | 0 n, 0 parole hoard's triels in Cook County shall be i action Tursdav. members had Chicago and 1 expressed doubts about ro- | leasing Honeck from prison—the Democrats have refused to j only life he has known since he yield to Republican demands he was 20 years old. that Ihe only basis for discussion | B "t as one member put it: is 21 districts for the city and 9'"I personally feel this old man for the suburbs j should be able to spend the time It was this 'issue which led • h,, ~ has lofl in freedom." the Republicans to boycott meetings since Nov. 1-1. Previous to Thursday's sessions, they announced willingness to bargain continuously until midnight Saturday. needs someone , of Ml . Vernon, three miles ?W n ^ P ,£ n !iiten m »<* west, andone at million; pronch channel Carl vie Reservoir, $r>.9 million; Chicago Harbor, 300,000; East St. Louis and vicinity, $300,000; Illinois Waterway, Calumet-Sag j modification, $G.l million; Mississippi River, regulating works, $2.3 million; Chain of Rocks, $100,000; Mount Carmel, $$300,000; Shelbyville Reservoir, $1 million; Sid Simpson Flood Control project, Bcardslown, $(i!)3,000; subdislrict No. 1 of Drainage Union No. 1 and Bay Island Levee and Drainage District. $1 milion; the Sny Basin, $3.5 mil- j lion; Rochester and McClearys 'Bluff Levee, $150,000; Tri Pond Levee, $300,000. Planning — Chicago Harbor, $27,000; Levee Unit No. (i, Wabash River, $10,00; Clear Lake Special Drainage District, $M,000; Freeport, $100,000; Indian Grave Drainage District, $100,0(H): Kaskaskia River, $300,000; McGoe Creek Drainage District, $811,000; Oakley Reservoir, 200,000; Rend Lake Reservoir. $:>01,000; Richland Creek, 100,000; Snv Island Levee Drainage District, $11)13,000. Surveys — Big Muddy River, $llj,000; Fox River, $31,500; Hammond-Whiting - East Chica go, $25,000; Illinois Waterway, Brandon Road Lock-Sag Junction. $29,100; Wabash' River, $$250,001). west. -, about a mile east county line. Buy Right-Of-Way Bliss said yesterdav that purchase of right-of-way for 1-64 through Jefferson county will begin "some time in 1964." He estimated that the road will cost S20,000,000 in Jefferson county and that by 1985 il will ber commission scheduled! Japanese during tlic fall of the carry 16,000 vehicles daily, afternoon mcctine torlav i Philippines. Another survived Highway officials said that. the war but was killed by a hit- right-of-way will be purchased and-run driver a few years I on a fair cash market value bas- latcr. ]ed on the highest and best use In recent years. Mrs. Orth of the land. Also considered in has spent 1,600 hours working ! the purchase price will be dam- with the sick and needy in vet-! age to the remainder of a prop- era ns hospitals. I ei 'l.v l '.v removing the right-of"The feeling I gel working | way section, with unfortunate people gives me tho warmest emotion," she said, "f think this experience would help me take care of A young man told Mt. Vernon I police late yesterday that a 1 sawed-off shot gun he used to rob two Ml. Vernon gas sla- of the Washington ! lions Wasn ' f ,0adccl BULLETIN divided between the suburbs. ! Honeck is now bald and jstoooed with age. II is not mown what his reaction was to May Never Know If Gun Found Here Is Death Weapon WASHINGTON AP) — The reputed Philadelphia Doss of the nationwide crime syndicate known as Cosn Nostra was arrested today by the FBI. Agents seized Angelo Bruno. ...... , . , . . 53. from a Pan American World i rangini y^u"', 1 '," rel . atlves ' has admit- Airwuys plane moments after it $5 to ted holdups in * J — ' - - - Kenneth Ray Duncan, a 20- year old California truck driver who arrived in Mt. Vernon ast week for a Christmas-time By JAMES BACON AP Movie-Television Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) — The FBI, mum here on its investigation of the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnap case, began distributing in Washington today serial numbers of bills in the $240,000 ransom. Numbers on some of the bills, in denomination from 100, were photographed ted holdups in recent days at j touched down at Boston's Logan 1 hurriedly at the bank which pre Liil P fr .J.,?, °" S a L th .l', es . t i Interi . , i!.!J!l nal Airport at 1-J:35i pared the ransom package. The list is being distributed nation edge of town on the Ashlev! p.m. (EST) Road and at 400 Perkins Avenue. Duncan, a resident of El Se- CUMBERLAND, Md. (.•Pi gundo, Calif., was transferred j State troopers from the Cuni- to the county jail where he is 1 norland barracks were dispatch- being held under S10.000 bond. ed to the scene of a reported After his arrest yesterday by explosion today at Alleghany Police Chief John Wielt and j Ballistics Laboratory near here. WASHINGTON UP) — The Senate passed and sent to the wide The Washington development came after a day and night in which FBI agents ransacked a home in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Canoga Park, removing boxes. And. in Oakland, a man calling himself a friend of Frank Assistant Chief Fred Dedman he readily admitted both armed robberies and signed a confession. _ He said he arrived in Mt authorization bill slashed ! trainedion kidnapers who 'picked Police found the gun conceal White House, today a eontro- j Sinatra Sr. said he was told the versial .S3.599.050.000 foreign I FBI had a movie camera It nun- After that time, the commission, under Ihe Illinois Constitution, is no more. And if at least seven of the members don't reach agreement, there will have to be a slate-wide election next year of the 177 representatives. Tile commission was appointed by Gov. Otto Kerner after he vetoed a reapportionment bill passed in tho last General Assembly. the board's decision. But his Barton from L felings at the time of his ab 0 ° ?tnvl . £ -^r °,/ r; niece's visit were recorded. ™ 01 .£ 111 S P n »S fl eld. "This lias been the happiest time of my entire life." he told his niece. "This is just the nicest thing that has ever happened to me." 13 ON FRIDAY 13T1I MURPHYSBORO, III. (AP)Steven Maynor greeted the morning without apprehension although his 13th birthday fell on Friday the 13th. "It is just another Acquit Driver In 32 Deaths SALINAS, Calif. AP)—Francisco G. Espinosa, .14, the driver of a farm labor bus involved in California's worst vehicle accident, was acquitted of 32 counts of misdemeanor manslaughter Thursday in Monterey County Superior Court. Defense attorney Robert Ames argued that Espinosa did not see or hear the train which struck his bus near Chunlar last Sepl. 17, killing ,12 Mexican laborer passengers. Ames said Espiuosa's peripheral vision was poor and that iiis view of the oncoming train was obscured by an overcast sky and a row of utility poles. BUILD M)N'(iKST 1MIIK1E NEW YORK (API - Bundled in heavy clothing against biting cold, ruddy-faced steclworkers arc moving into the final construction stages of the $325 million Verrazuno-Nurrows bridge. It will be the world's largest single span suspension bridge, ~M ^'y. .he with a 4,260-fual span-liO feet jaw. 1 m going to school ]ust longer than San Francisco's •0 ilway** I Golden Gate bridge. $8,000 Robbery At Centralia CENTRALIA. III. Ml — Rings nnd watches valued al almost $8 ,000 were stolen early today in a burglary at J. S. Ballards Jewelers, 122 South Poplar. Authorities said men's and women's watches, valued at S6,- 000, and almost S'2,000 worth of men's and women's rings were taken. The burglars ignored a steel safe which contuined more expensive jewelry, authorities said. The thieves got into the store by breaking down a rear door and iron bar. • They carted the loot away in a packing crate found in the store. Christmas For The Needy Do you know a family in the tarh Toward Buried Miner HARRISBURG, 111. (AP) Removal of rock were a coal miner was buried Monday is proceeding faster than expected. Harrisburg Coal Co. officials said today. But they made no estimate when the miner, Harry Hos: man, would be located. Hosman is presumed dead in a mound of debris 5 to 15 feet deep and stretching 150 feci along a broad tunnel. Subsequent cave-ins have been halted by reinforcing the mine roof, spokesmen said. But the added stps still are being taken to assure the safety of rescue crews which are limited to groups of five men. Hosman, 49, helped open the small mine near Paulton 15 years ago. He was working alone at a coal loading machine when a portion of tunnel roof collapsed. never be known whether a gun found in a creek six miles west of Mt. Vernon killed Philip H. Karch, 54-year- old surveyor, whose bullet- pierced body was found in his car at the west edge of town November 24. That was the word received this morning by Sheriff Dewey " 'ime Police Dog Is Too Friendly BOSTON (API — Some dogs, like some people, just aren't cut out to bo tough guys. That's Ihe trouble with Anka, Mr Wrnon m-ea 'wVucn needs L? fP, ™ Hn Wred * thfi a food basket this Christmas If so fill out the coupon which appears on page 2 of The Register-News today and mail it at once to the Chamber of Commerce, 118 north Ninth street. From the list compiled at the Chamber of Commerce a number of veterans and civic groups Boston police department to help hunt lawbreakers. Anka, ;i years old, likes people and snuggles up for petting when she's supposed to frighten criminals with snarls and growls. Deputy Supt. William A. Bradley ordered her dismissal because she's two docile. City officials now have lo de- Thc .38 calibre sun was found about six miles from the spot where Karch's body was found. "I talked by telephone with the people in the laboratory this morning," Sheriff Barton said, "and they told me they were having a very difficult time with a ballistics check on the gun." They explained to the sheriff that a .38 calibre slug dug out of tho ceiling of Karch's car, just above the left door, was so badly smashed that a definite ballistics test finding may be impossible. Sheriff Barton said the slate experts are continuing with their check of the gun today and that he is still hopeful that a definite finding can be established. The sheriff said he has "no idea" whether the gun was the one used to kill Karch but that he sent the gun to the state lab as a normal, routine check .because it was the same calibre which caused the well known surveyor's death. The gun was turned over to the sheriff Saturday by Bill England of Mt. Vernon, who found it in Jeff creek near Richview Road while he and his son, Gary, were trapping. Barton said he has been making every effort to establish ownership of tho gun, | which has been difficult because the gun was made years ago when registration was nol re- I quired. Crime laboratory people told j the sheriff that the gun is be- ; tween 30 and 40 years old. • Despite its age the gun was! not rusted, indicating it had I not been in the creek long. [ State experts said they' checked. the gun for latent fingerprints, hut found none, Any prints could have been washed off by the water. Karch's body was found slumped in the front seat of his I car November 24, in a lit Housed lane at Ihe west edge of town. Two bullets pierced his brain. No gun wai found. ed under the dashboard of Duncan's car. They also confiscated shells for the gun. Former Reich President Dies STUTTGART. Germany (AP) —Flags on all public buildings in West Germany flew at half staff today in memory of this country's first president, Thco- dor Heuss, who died in his Stuttgart home Thursday night. Heuss, 79, died as the result of a circulatory failure. His son, Dr. Ernest Heuss, received telegrams from Germany and abroad Lie Test For Jordan In '61 Fire Death FAIRFIELD, 111. (AP) — A former Grayville man charged in Mount Vernon with arson has volunteered to take a lie detector tost in a 1%1 fire that claimed a life, Wayne County authorities said. Sheriff Eugene Leathers said Thursday that John M. Jordan, .•j.x1, is being questioned by slate i fire officials about a blaze that expressing sadness [destroyed a rural dwelling Sept. al Ihe loss of the gentle man j 20,l!)lii. who devoted his post World War i" The charred body of Rethal II years to helping re-establish j Travis, 51, was found in Ihe Germany's reputation as a ci-1 dwelling's ruins. Leathers said vilized nation. ! Jordan apparently was acquaint- The West German Parliament [ c d with Travis, and politicians of the three ma- 1 Jordan was charged Monday jor parlies honored the memory (with having set fire Doc. 7 to a of the man who took over the (Mount Vernon rooming house presidency in 19-19 and held it; causing minor damage, until his retirement in 1959. i Mount Vprnon fire officials At the beginning of its ses-'said Jordan admitted having sion in Bonn today, Ihe West accidentally caused a blaze German Parliament observed a | Aug. 13 that destroyed a hotel minute of silence in memory of i routing a score of persons. Heuss, and Parliament's vice i • president, Richard Jaeger, do- ADMIRATION "'"Prof. Theodore Heuss has' SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. has earned the respect of the Fatherland." In West Berlin, where Heuss was an honorary citizen, official proposals wore made to change the name of Ihe city's Fehrbel- liner Square to Theodor Heuss Square. Heuss is lo be buried in a Stuttgart cemetery beside his wife. Elly, who died in 1952. Heuss' successor, President Heinrich Luehke, termed Heuss "a great and superior statesman" whose death affects the entire German nation. ftMW HELPER m (AP)—Mayor Frank C. Zindle has written the Township Committee urging it to change this community's name to Jacqueline Township, in honor of Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy. The unidentified informant told the Oakland Tribune that Sinatra Sr. identified one or two of the kidnapers from the movies as men he knew. The raided home is a ramshackle frame and stucco place set apart from others in the area. Cartons were carried from Ihe home and agents reportedly dug a metal box from the yard. But no arrests were announced. Newsmen at the scene got the impression the house had been abandoned. The FBI would not say whether the raid was related to the Sinatra case but neighbors questioned by federal agents said they surmised it was. Nor would the FBI comment on the Tribune story. An Associated Press reporter who tried to reach Sinatra Sr. during the night at his ex-wife's home in the Bel-Air .section of Los Angeles was told by an FBI man that Sinatra would not comment on the Oakland report. The Tribune identified its informant only as a director of one of the San Francisco Bay area's largest liquor distributorships. He said he was told a camera with a telescopic len.se was used to photograph llic pickup of the $210,000 ransom package in Wcsl Los Angeles. Sinatra Jr., 19, was abducted Sunday ight from his motel room at a Lake Tahoe resort on Ihe California - Nevada border and was released unharmed not far from his mother's home early Wednesday morning after (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) Helicopter Carrying 5 Americans Crashes In Red - Infested Area; Army Plane Lost Jn Highlands. By PKTEIt AKN'KTT SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) Eight U.S. servicemen wera presumed killed Thursday in the separate crash of a big helicopter and an Army plane. The twin-engine H37 helicopter plunged out of control and crashed in the guerrilla-infested Mekong Delta while carrying off another plane in a sling. It was not certain yet whether Communist gunfire or engine trouble downed the helicopter. Five Americans were aboard. Rescuers recovered three bodies and a fourth was believed buried in the wreckage in Kien Phong province, 60 miles southwest of Saigon. One crewman suivived. He was brought to Saigon in serious condition, a U.S. m i 1 i t a ry spokesman said. Several hours later a single- engine Otter plane carrying four U.S. military advisers and three Vietnamese crashed in the central highlands on a flight from Nha Trang to Ban Me Thuot. There apparently were no survivors, a spokesman said. Tlie plane had failed to make radio contact shortly after taking off. There was no explanation immediately for the crash. No names of victims were announced. . The helicopter was one of live H37s in Viet Nam used to recover crashed planes and helicopters. It was the first of its kind to crash here. It was lifting the wreckage of a planp that crashed Wednesday after engine trouble. The American pilot and Vietnamese observer had bailed out safely. Judge Won't Issue Order On Religion CHICAGO (AP)-A Superior Court judge has refused to direct a man's divorced wife to rear their son in the Roman Ca- thomic faith. In a petition ruled upon Thursday, William Wilwers of Niles, 111., asked the court that his 7-year-old son, James, be reared a Roman Catholic or returned to his custody. The lad is in the custody of Mrs. Diane C. Stearns of Chicago. Wilwers said in his petition that Mrs. Stearns, who divorced him Nov. 13, 1958, is bringing up James in a Protestant faith. Wilwers argued that because the boy was born into a Roman Catholic family lie should be reared in that faith. But Judge Herbert Friedland ruled: "I have searched my conscience and the law and conclude that the courts are constitutionally forbidden to interfere with religious freedom or to take steps preferring one sect to another." ANNUAL SHOPPING TOUR MONDAY Mt. V. Jaycees To Play Santa For Needy Children Two Killed In Karnak Wreck KARNAK, III. (API—Two occupants of a station wagon were killed Thursday when their car collided with a truck on Illinois 169 east of Karnak. Dead are the driver. Peggy Danker, 31, of Paducah, Ky., and a passenger, Ed Baker, 70, of Metropolis. The truck driver, Ernest Miles of Karnak, had minor injuries. Russian Family Visits In Ohio PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) A four-member Russian family will spend Christmus at Portsmouth in a Junior Chamber of Commerce project to promote I better understanding between five | the Soviet and American pco- SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS SHOP FOR GIFTS IN OUR AD PAGES Next Monday Mt. Vernon's Jaycees will prove lo 20 under- children will be handed privileged children that there is ! silver dollars each to spend as j pies a Santa Claus. they see fit —- on themselves or i The family will arrive Dec. They will pick up the young- on members of their families, j 19 and will 'spend about a week stcrs at their homes at 7:00 p.m., When the shopping tour ends and take them on a whirlwind the Javcees and their little Christmas shopping trip. guests will gather at Opal's This is the way the Jaycees make certain there will be presents under the tree Christmas morning at the homes of 20 needy families. Tho Christmas Shopping event is carried out each year. "We are well paid when we see the shining faces of the youngsters who otherwise might not receive much for Christmas," said Richard Scatizzi, Jaycoe chairman. Cafe for a gay party. Santa Claus will be there and will pass out candy and goodies, cake and hot chocolate to the youngsters. The Jaycee members on tho shopping tour will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the Elks parking lot, then will leave to pick up the children. The children will get plenty for their money again this year, or the Jaycees have made There will be a Jaycee with social arrangements for special each of the 20 youngsters. The bargain prices for Uiem, in a private home, Wants IJW li'orttniA Probe WAS11INGTON (AP) — Repub< lican Rep, II. R. Gross oi Iowa wants the Senate Rules Committee to investigate the radio and television operations of President Johnson's family. "Tho Joluison family piled up ft multimilllon dollar fortune In this government-controlled radio and television business while Lyndon Johnson was In office, prior to becoming President," Gross said In a House speech Thursday, v

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