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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Detailed Weather Report MT. VERNON WEATHER Friday high 29, low 4 above. Rainfall 1963 to date 33.16 inches. One year ago—high 34, low 20. Five years ago—high 26. low zero. THI years ago—high 39, low 28. Sunday sunrise 7:14, sunset 4:36. Monday sunrise 7:15, sunset 4:36 (CST) State Temperatures Belleville 23 5 Moline 10 -3 Peoria 14 -3 Quincy 16 1 Rantoul 16 M Rockford 10 -4 Springfield 20 -2 Vandalia 22 -4 East Dubuque „ 06 -6 The Weather Elsewhere By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High Low Pr. Albany, clear 30 19 _.. Albuquerque, clear .. -10 IS .... Atlanta, rain 44 34 .95 -1 -19 .... 29 23 .02 26 22 .... 30 15 .10 17 4 .... 27 10 25 5 _„ 14 -10 „. 8 -3 _. 36 6 _ 21 2 .... 37 29 7 -2 8-1 70 23 -2 Possibility Of Changes In China Policy An AP News Analysis By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER A.P. Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP)-A high State Department official has suggested the possibility of future change In the long - rigid U.S. policy of Isolation toward Red China provided the Chinese Communists change their attitude toward the outside world. While warning in effect that th eJohnson administration will tolerate no military adventures by China's revolutionary Communist leadership, Roger Hilsman, assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs, said this country is "determined to keep the door open to the possibility of change." Hilsman's address in San Francisco Friday to the Commonwealth Club was reported to carry White House approval. It also is understood to have been given careful consideration by top government officials. In the present circumstances, R1 «. m _,„ k 0 i ear of Peking's belligerent hostility f'f^loudy "" toward the United States and 5/3' the West generally, the address Boston, cloudy strongly affirmed U.S. policy to- g*™ ~— ward the Chinese Communists ^i^'.i V .innriv"™ as it has been developed over a Cmcmnatt, elouclj _ dozen years. Cleveland clcai ...... At its core, this policy in-1 R onv ^ inc if '.l™"~ volvcs nonrecognition of the Pe- \ £ e ? M°mes, clear ... king government and opposition '• uclvon < CUMl to Red China's entry into the United Nations. Hilsman ruled out any appeasement of Red China and reasserted a policy of firmness "which will make foreign adventure unprofitable." Hilsman's policy statement appears to have two significant aspects: It could lead to a new round of public discussion if not sharp debate in this country on U.S. policy toward Red China. It may possibly get across to any moderate elements which may exist in the lower levels of the Chinese Communist power structure in Peking that if they were ever able to make their influence felt in changing Chinese Communist attitudes they might expect some favorable response from Washington. i Hilsman's words indicated he was looking beyond this present group of powerful Chinese mainland rulers to another generation of leaders into whose bands powers must inevitably pass some day. Hospital Notes Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Mabel Louise Goddard of Dix; Randall McKinley Smith; Charles B. Atchison. Discharged: John Jamerson; Mrs. Minfred Smith and baby, Deanna Marcia. Good Samaritan Admitted: Gloria Mae Bocchiardi; Marcella Esther Fico; Shirley Marie Woodrome; Katlry Sue Teal; Chancey Maxey; Shirley Joycelyn Passmore; Oren S. McKinness; Floence Lamb; David Wayne Fredericks; Elgin C. SpiveyDischarged: Mrs. Mary Newbury and baby, Janlne Kay; Dorothy Mae Thomas; Charlie Bruce; Eugene Loker; Loda Mae Newcomb; Betty Jean Schumm; Denise Henry Carnes; Max Allyn Piercy; Essie Shields; Wesley Eugene Yeargin; Gale David Shelton; Mrs. Vera Louise Wielt and baby, David Bruce; Mabel Juanita Troutt. Extend 'Hot Line' ToLBJ's Ranch WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington - Moscow emergency "hot line" set up in the administration of President John F. Kennedy, is being retained for President Johnson, including extension to his Texas home or wherever he may be at any time. These extensions will make possible instant telegraphic printer conversation between the Soviet and U.S. Cliiefs of state if a war threat becomes imminent. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1963 DOCTORS AT CHRISTMAS DINNER NEARLY ALL THE RANSOM RECOVERED (Continued From Page One) ,01 Fairbanks, cloudy Fort Worth, cloudy Helena, cloudy Honolulu, cloudy .. Indianapolis, clear Jacksonville, cloudy 71 62 .Oa Juneau, clear 36 2a .07 Kansas City, clear ™ 19 3 — Los Angeles, clear _ 65 47 .... Louisville, clear 32 13 Memphis, cloudy — 33 23 _. Maimi, cloudy - 77 71 — Milwaukee, cloudy _ 10 -o ... Mpls.-St.P., snow ... 11 ST New Orleans, ram ... oO AS \.u New York, cloudy 37 36 Okla. City, clear 28 12 ... Omaha, clear S -l .... Philadelphia, rain _ 37 33 .0o Phoenix, clear 57 32 . Pittsburgh, snow — 29 15 l Ptlnd, Me., clear — 23 14 .12 Ptlntl, re., cloudy „ 40 32 .... Rapid City, clear 5 -12 Richmond, ram 4S si .a St. Louis, clear 22 I Salt Lk. City, snow - 2o 22 .01 San Diego, clear 66 43 .... San Fran., cloudy .- -19 40 ... Seattle, cloudy 37 34 .... Tampa, fog ..... J7 67 .... Washington, ram — 42 3 D .19 Winnipeg, snow 12 -11 -77 (T—Trace) Below Zero In Illinois Today BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Jewell Crawford of RFD 7, Mt Vernon, are the parents of a son born at 5:36 o'clock this morning in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed aeven pounds five ounces. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peoples of 717 Herbert are the parents of a son born at 10:43 o'clock last night in Good Samaritan hospital. He weighed five pounds seven and one-half ounces and has been named Fred Albert, Jr. MEETINGS CHICAGO m — It was win, ter in sub-zero Illinois today — even though the calendar said it was still autumn. Winter's timetable on the rec, ords calls for arrival a week from Sunday. But the mercury dipped officially to 6 below zero at O'Hare Airport northwest of Chicago. Unofficially, a little farther north, Glenview reported -10. Even in Paducah, Ky., across the Ohio River from extreme southern Illinois, the mercury dipped to 13 above. Belleville's low reading was 5 above. There were plenty of minus readings. It was -3 on the Lake Michigan shoreline at Waukegan and Grant Park, Chicago. Dubuque, Iowa, across the Mississippi from Illinois' northwest tip, had -6. Other low readings early today were Rockford and Vandalia -4. Moline and Peoria -3, Springfield -2, Quincy -1. The Weather Bureau said the stiff cold will continue through Sunday, and temperatures tonight will range in Illinois from zero to 10 beiow. again and instructed Sinatra to go from his Reno hotel room to a service station in Carson City, Nev. "Arriving there he was summoned to the telephone and given instructions by the now-familiar voice to assemble $240,000 in bills of 55 through $100 denominations. "From Carson City the elder Sinatra was instructed to proceed to the home of his former wife, the victim's mother, in Bel-Air, Calif, (a section of Los Angeles). There he received another phone call at 9:26 p.m., Dec. 10. "In compliance with the kidnapers' instructions, a courier— who was actually an FBI agent —went to a phone booth at Los Angeles International Airport, carrying the $240,000 ransom. "Other phone calls directed the agent to a service station about eight miles from the airport. "Shortly before 12:30 a.m., Dec. 11, the agent placed the ransom money between two school buses near the service station and, as instructed by the spokesman for the kidnapers, quickly drove from the scene. "Frank Sinatra Jr. was released unharmed by his abductors and arrived at the home of his mother in Bel-Air at 3:10 a.m., Dec. 11, 1963." Agents gave no details on how the three suspects were tracked down. The FBI said the hideout used by the three men was a home at 8113 Mason Ave. in Canoga Park, a section of Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley. "This was where young Sinatra was held while negotiations were carried on by his father for payment of the $2-10,000 ransom." the statement said. FBI agents raided this home Thursday, alter it had been vacated. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover said $47,938 of the ransom money was recovered when Irwin was arrested about 9 a.m. Friday in Imperial Beach, Calif., only a few miles from the Mexican border. Hoover said most of the remainder of the $240,000 was found in Amsler's apartment These members of the medical and dental staff at Good Samaritan Hospital were guests of the Sisters of St. Francis at an annual Christmas dinner Thursday evening at the hospital. Seated, from the left—J. E. Dixon, H. G. Thompson, Marshall Hull, W. N. McAtee. Standing, floor level, from left—Jack Setzeltorn, Father John Blnslck, C. K. Wells, Morris Zelman, II. C. Rogers, K. A. Peart, G. W. Waters. D. J. McCulloiigli, J. W. Sot/.ekorn. A. W. Anderson, II. I. Birlnnd, E. B. Epperson' Standing- on stairs, from top left—C. M. Dixon, W. E. Set/.ekorn. E. S. Wood, W. Plnssmnn, W. M. I.umhnttls, A. J. Peters,' J. J. Corlew, C. J. Ansllnger, It. A. Alexander, Alfredo Rivera, It. II. Whitnkcr, E. E. Neul, W. B. Brodley. (Dclo Photo Craft) Free Texan Who Cheated Electric Chair 11 Times SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP1- Alvaro Alcorta, a man who knows the living-dead terror of death row, goes to work Monday as a Sl.-'.i ;in hour laborer. In Hunlsville, where Texas' electric chair awaits those condemned by law to die, Alcorta cheated death 11 times in 15 long months. Four times he ate what was supposed to be his last meal. Once he missed the death- dealing charge of electricity by just 70 minutes. What is it like in Huntsvillc's death row? "The nerves sot tight," said Alcorta. "The body goes numb. You don't hear a filing, and you feel like a load is on your back. It's dark." But after seven years in prison, Alcorta returned here Thursday, and lie's a free man. He was convicted in 1955 of the knife slaying of his wife. He drew the death penalty. But the U.S. Supreme Court said the when he^vaTarrestlxnn^ matc '" thl> mislalie r -,,1,,™. M,„„.I., of not telling the Culver City shortly after mid- jury that the state's star witness had been in- night Friday. The FBI here said; •„ A ,._ rt .... ,.,,„ Thn the amount recovered from the ! " m ' lU W1,h Alwntl,s Wlfe - Tho A. F. >§A A.M. NOTICE Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 31 AF & AM will hold a regular meeting Monday, December 16, 3963 at 7:30 o'clock p.m. Please attend. BYRON W. WELD, Jr. Sec'y. KENNETH L. ADAMS, W.M. VETERANS OF WORLD WAR I King City Barracks No. 102 Veterans of World War I will meet in special session at the Legion Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16th for election of officers. All members urged to attend. E. A. FELTZ, Comdr. May Get Parole After 64 Years CHESTER, 111. (AP) — Richard Honeck, who has spent 64 of his 84 years behind prison walls, may be out by Christmas. Honeck was granted a parole Thursday to his niece, Mrs. Clara Orth of Oakland, Calif., If California authorities approve. Warden Ross Randolph of Menard Penitentiary said he felt red tape would be cut in order to allow Honeck to be freed by Christmas. When Randolph told Honeck Friday that his parole was almost certain, Honeck replied, "Wonderful." Honeck was sent to prison in 1899 for the murder of a former schol teacher. His first visitor or communication with the outside world in 59 years came recently when an Associated Press newsman and photographer visited Menard to get Honeck's stoiy. TELEVISION G AUNT'S 32nd and Bdwy. Dial 244-0860 apartment was $168,927. That would make a total of $216,865, leaving a balance of $23,135 unaccounted for. Hoover said all three men had records. The records show: Amsler, a professional boxer, had been arrested three times on charges of violating the alcohol beverage control act of trespassing. Keenan has ben arrested on burglary and petty theft charges. Irwin has a record dating to July 1947, and has been charged with assault and battery, desertion, nonsupport and drunk and disorderly conduct. Hoover said his arrests include violations in New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts and California. witness said he saw the woman stabbed ?;2 times. In 1958, the 44-year-old Alcorta's conviction was reversed and he drew 30 years in prison after pleading guilty. Thursday he was free on parole, and lie has that job..and his prayers. 2 MISSILES FIKED V ANDEN BERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP)-Two Minutemen intercontinental ballistic missiles were shot aloft here Friday The launches, described by the Air Force as routine training, were the 23rd and 24th fired from Vandenberg. Christmas Card For The Police POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Philip Goldfaden's Christmas card arrived at the Poeatello police department Friday just as it has for 30 years. Golclfaden, a police sergeant in Long Branch, N.J., once explained the cards in a letter. He was a teen-ager, lie wrote, during the depression of the 1930s, and rode a freight train into Po­ eatello. Cold and hungry, he went to the police station, and was given a place to stay and a hot meal. Goldfaden's card, tacked on the bulletin board, says: "Thanks a lot. I'll never for^el it." Order Probe Of Crown Point Jail Abuses HAMMOND. Ind. (API — A prisoner's frantic plea not to be returned tn the Lake County jail at Crown Point brought an order from Federal Judge George N. Beamer Firday for an investigation of the jail. The operating director of the Nort invest Indiana Crime commission, Francis E. Lynch, said there was information pointing j to widespread abuses in the jail. Sheriff Michael Truchan said, "These charges are absolutely unfounded. Prisoner James Cook, appearing before Judge Beamer in U. S. District Court, said he had been beaten and suffered other almsive treatment in the jail. Court attendants said Cook became hysterical when informed lie would be returned to the jail. The judge said, "I don't know- Cook's story, but for his own benefit 1 had him taken to jail in South Bend." Beamer ordered tho offices of 1 lie U. S. attorney and the LT.S. marshal to investigate. Lynch said, "We have had information that for a price, jailers make available to prisoners whisky, narcotics and even the services of prostitutes." Sheriff Truckan said. "These federal prisoners think they're privileged characters — better than our other prisoners." He said Cook had been disciplined for starting a "minor revolt" among other federal prisoners. Christmas Radio Arrives Playing GREAT LAKES, 111. (AP) — Whether Mr. and Mrs. Robert REMAP PROPOSED BY DEMOCRATS Heavy lines show clowiiKtute house districts proposed Dee. 11 by Democratic members of the Illinois reapportionment commission. (AP Wlnphoto Map) Moore intended their Christmas countries. U.S. AND CAMBODIA RECALL AMBASSADORS (Continued From Page One) United States of supporting anti- regime rebels calling for his overthrow in clandestine broadcasts from the neighboring STAN The Tire Man Says: By STAN K02IARA Since the loWs cars have rightfully earned their important place in our society - and for good reason. Today auto travel is often the best way for the whole family to travel .. . despite the well-publicized fatality statistics and predictions. The fact is, auto travel today is more than twice as safe, mile for mile, than in 1941, when 39,969 Americans died on our streets and highways. In that uncertain war year, Americans traveled 334 billion miles. Last year the nation motored 767 billion miles. With more than twice as many miles driven, the death rate was more than cut in half. This marked improvement in traffic safety didn't just happen, of course. Today we have better cars, tires, highways, law enforcement methods and probably better drivers. Naturally there is much more to be done, as evidenced by last year's traffic death toll of almost 41,000. But the main point to remember is this: Real progress is being made in traffic safety and you can contribute your share. Today, more than ever, driving is the family way to travel. With the snow season here, smooth tires can be more dangerous than a loaded gun. Your safety and the safety of your loved ones may be at stake. Have you thought of giving him two mud and snow tires for Christmas? Incidentally, w» will rent mud and snow treads for as little as $5.00 per pair (size 750x14). UJLRO YA L /Tf Tl R E S gift to their sailor son to be a surprise, it won't bo. Tho duly wrapped transistor radio was playing lustily when it arrived by mail at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. It still was on Friday, and sailor James Moore said he'll not open the package until Christmas. Moore's parents live in Flushing, Queens, N.Y. LARRY SAYS: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY SPECIAL What could be more sensible and at the same time have more appeal thun a cur at Christmas. Each day until Christmas W-G will feature an even lower price on their specials. Give your family a line new or used car from W-G and you are giving them a joyous Christmas and a lusting practical gift as well. In addition you are giving them the quality personal service that goes with every W-G car. What could be a nicer gift? Our Christmas Special today ts a luxurious 1963 Mercury Monterey custom sedan. It has all the comfort features Including power steering, power brakes and air conditioning. Our special price for tho Holidays— $2295. Larry Medders W-G MOTORS Phone 242-6420 Repeatedly, but to no avail, the United States denied the charges. On Nov. 20 the prince ordered an immediate halt to U.S. aid programs, about $28 million a year. SUPPORT YOUR RED CROSS BLOOD PROGRAM Good things happen when you give Join Security's \Christmas Club Today And ... PAVE THE WAY FOR A MERRY CHRISTMAS 1964 FREE GIFT TO ALL MEMBERS Security Has A Wonderful Gift For Every*,,)• Who Joins Their 1964 Christmas Savings Club. FREE OZARK FLIGHT BAG j Start saving now for next I Christmas with easy pay- as little as 25c 18 Below In North Dakota By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aging, tenacious autumn rammed the nation's midsection with a frigid wallop today, plunging the mercury below zero in at least a dozen slates. The massive assault, which comes nine days before winter begins Dec. 22, was accompanied by snow and rain in some areas. The coldest temperatures were recorded in North Dakota. In Dickinson, a -18 reading was reported early this morning. Miles City, Mont,, was -lfi. In Nebraska. Chadron was -13 and Scotta Bluff -8. Aberdeen, S. D., was -10 and Watertown -8. The mercury fell to -8 in Marquette, Mich., nnd in Wisconsin -4 was reported in Milwaukee. Denver was -4, Kirksville, Mo., 0, and in Minnesota, Alexandria was -2. Mason City, Iowa, was -2 and Des Moines O. Lafayette, Ind., reported -1 and in Illinois, Chicago was -1, and Rockford -2. The nation's flanks had less severe temperatures and in Florida the weather was mild. Snow fell in northern New England, northern New York state, the Great Lakes region and the Rocky mountains. Many states were plagued with windblown snow, producing poor driving conditions. Rainfall occurred in the southeast and in Texas, but generally was less than .25 inch. However, .75 inch was recorded in central Louisiana and in central Mississippi. King's Speech Is Copyrighted NEW YORK m — Although it was heard by millions over radio and television, Dr. Martin Luther King's speech at the Washington civil rights march last August did not become public property, a federal judge says. Judge Inzer B. Wyatt ruled ruled Friday that the integration leader did not lose copyright privileges to his address. On those grounds, the judge enjoined two phonograph record firms from selling recordings of the speech. Cafe Burglary Is Cleared Up Mt. Vernon police said today thai two young men have admitted breaking into Jim's Cafe on south Seventh street this week. They cooked hamburgers and ate them in the cafe before leaving with cigarets and candy. No charges were immediately filed. The two young men, ages 21 and 18, were released and are to repnrt back to the police station Monday. $30 Stolen At Mt. V. Home Clinton Firebnugh reported to the sheriff's office last night that someone entered his home on the Ashley Road and stole between $.'>() and $35 in quarters and half dollars. Officers said the theft apparently occurred Friday afternoon. HIP' «»«uwai>tT;;.»i »H )yii,i>ag B.F.Goodrich TAKE A LOOK AT THAI L'.L CORVETTE! »• DISTINCTIVELY MODERN DESIGN! FEATURE PACKED! Pay As Low As $1.25 A Week Headlight, carrier, Amerl« can-made coaster brake, stainless steel fenders, nylon cord tires and lots more. RANMAR'S STANDARD TIRE 1014 Bdwy. - Dial 242-6560 DANCE Saturday Night DECEMBER 14 CLOVER CLUB, BENTON, ILL. Sam Sweet, Prop. 5 Piece Band From Cape Girardeau 119 N. 9th St. Mt. Vernon, III. FOLLOW THE RED AND GREEN FOOT STEPS To Your Favorite KING CITY RETAILER STORE Register At Any King City Retailer Store WIN $200.00 IK MERCHANDISE Nothing To Buy — No Obligation To Be Awarded Saturday, Dec. 21 OPEN MONDAY NIGHT And Friday — Saturday end Monday, Dec. 20—21—21 UNTIL 8:00 P.M.

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