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THE REGIS! tR-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1963 England Digs In For The Battle Of The Baubles By TOM A. CULLEN Newspaper Enterprise Attn. LOKDO N—Will scientists one day dig in the ruins of used car lots and junk yards in order to find out how men lived in 1963? Will old windmills and rusty cranes be made to yield secrets an mysterious as those of the Egyptian pyramids? A group of British archaeologists believes this to be the case, and they have set about to make the work of future scior.iirts easier for them by prpservinc; old factories and hits of machinery as ancient monuments. tlnrlor their plan the whole of Britain would be turned into a vast open-air museum, in which the ways that modern man makes his living would be shown in terms of buildings and machinery preserved on their actual sites. Their reasoning is that a rusted motorcar chassis may If 11 more about 20th century man than all the newspaper editorials that are buried in so- called "time capsules." Most of the sweatshop factories- and other grim reminders of the industrial revolution hnvo been destroyed, and surviving ones are rapidly falling victim to ihe scrap-iron merchant and the demolition gang. The NIGHT, The WOMAN By Stephen Kanom Copyright © ltet, lttt by Stephen JUmmm Distributed by Newijiper Saterprise Am, 2SKf^ S r 0F . THE . PAST! An arch *ology student examines 19th Century piece of plumbing. Plaques on table were once affixed to buildings to indicate fire insurance was paid up. Structures without them were ignored in emergencies by volunteer fire departments. There were 350 windmills still working in Britain in 1919. but by 1946 the number had bf-n reduced to 50, and by 1954 it: had further dwindled to 21. Steps are now being taken to preserve those remaining. Again, in December 1961, Britain's oldest tinplate works, in the Forest of Dean, closed down without any effort being made to preserve it as a museum. These works dated back to Roman times, and they were the last place in Britain where tinnlate was made by hand. The outstanding example of vandalism cited by the archaeologists, however, was the recent destruction of the old Coal Exchange in London to widen a street. Built in 1849, it was said to be the world's first building ever to use prefabri cated cast iron. Not all of Britain's indus trial monuments have been Not all of Britain's industrr al monuments have been treated as badly. The blast furnace | where Abraham Darby in 1777 first used coke to smelt iron is still carefully preserved. So is the world's oldest cast iron bridge in Shropshire. Plans are afoot to preserve the old cottages of the cutlery workers in Sheffield. •X- -X- -X- Mcanwhile from headquarters at the London Museum Dr. Francis Celoria is busy conducting a census of London in- duistrial antiquities. Dr. Celoria, who is the museum's field officer, has about '200 enthusiastic volunteer helpers, Dr. Celoria and his helpers try to keep one jump ahead of the bulldozers. With the help of 18th century maps, they have compiled a card index of 10,000 industrial sites of historical interest. As soon as excavation for a new huilding starts on one of these sites, the archaeologists race there. "My helpers chat with the building workers during the lunch hour to find out if anything interesting has been found in the course of digging." As the result of a recent public appeal, Dr. Celoria has received many interesting . . items, including a complete most of them students of arch-' set of tools used by a book aeology, "The present building boom in London has been a big help to industrial archaeology," says Dr. Celoria. "Building workers are constantly turning up things of interest to us, ranging from Roman pottery to a cobbler's shop dating from Tudor times." FUR SALE We have just received a shipment of like-new, used furs, now on sale. Open evenings until 9. SHERRY LYNNE SHOP 2010 Perkins binder in 1850 and recently discovered by his grandson in an attic. -X- -X- -X- At the moment the museum officer is appealing to the public for pre-1900 street a n d trade directories, tradesmen's bills, and antique clothing or uniforms worn by policemen, railway staff and craftsmen. Until now industrial archaeology, like birdwatching, has largely been on an amateur basis. But British universities are now offering special courses on the subject, and both government and public are taking an increasing interest in it. "We may yet save Britain from the wrecking gangs, and preserve its industrial relics from the steel ball," says Dr. Celoria. XXXV At that moment Chief Kresh ind Patrolman Lnnson came aut of the house. The chief had something in his half-closed right hand. Crossing the patio, he brought the small object to Barcello. It gave off a brilliant glitter as Barcello took it. "Right smack where you might expect to find it—under some underclothes in a dresser drawer." It was a finger ring set with a lar^e emerald. "The bay bottom where Mrs Hayward's boat was anchored is unusually smooth and hard," Barcello said. "It seemed a little strange — we found her wrist watch but not her ring. You thought it was much too valuable to throw away, didn't you, Mrs. Wingate?" Tessa seemed totally unable to take her eyes from it. Now the man Barcello had brought with him — a technician from the crime lab, Blake assumed — came into the patio from the direction of the garage, carrying his case. He stopped at Barcello's shoulder and spoke one word. It was so nearly a whisper that Blake almost missed it: "Positive." Barcello nodded his soft, sad eyes on Tessa. "Mrs. Wingate, I must ask you to come with me." Her reaction was explosive. She took a threatening step toward him, at the same time tossing the crumpled warrant away. Her face was contorted with fury, her voice shrill— and it flashed through Blake's mind how like Val she was at that instant. "Why should 1 go with you? Why are you doing this to me? —torturing me! You already know who killed Val Hayward." She pointed straight at Blake "He did!" "I'm sorry, Mrs. Wingate, but we have a better case against you. You see, we've found the murder weapon in this house." A cry broke from Tessa's throat a thin wail of utter despair. Suddenly she was a burst of wildness. Before anyone could move to stop her, she was running. There was a heavy splash in the water below the sea wall. Blake ran after her, conscious of a flurry of action behind him. He stopped at the sea wall, realizing it would be futile to jump in after Tessa — she could outdistance him, probably any of them. The tide was high, the water rough and black. The light shining from the windows did not reach far. Already Tessa had propelled herself beyond it. Chief Kresh was at Blake's side, bellowing absurdly, "Come back here, you come back here!" Ed Lanson was there with a flashlight brought from the police cruiser. • » * They searched for hours but they never found her. "She didn't want to be found," Blake said. "I know." Todd was quiet for a moment. "I never told her I knew; but I had known from the beginning." "Did you see her aboard Valec?" "Not aboard, no. When I left the cabin it was because I'd heard a noise on deck — Val falling. The first thing I saw was Val, of course, but there was also something else. The wet prints of bare feet — «mall feet, a woman 's." "I didn't see them." "They must have evaporated jin the wind by the time you reached the boat. And I heard a splash, something in the water. I grabbed the flashlight out of the cockpit. I had to [poke around with it for a few: seconds before I found her.' jThen I got a glimpse of a blue- and-white swim suit as she dove underwater. But it was enough." • • • i • Todd went on: "I don't know, if Win ever questioned her; openly. If he did, of course she must have said she'd been there jin the patio all the time, but I think he was suspicious of her from the first regardless. It was too much to think they'd been rescued from Val by sheer good luck, unintentionally by an outsider. Remember what Ruth told us, about how Win died? He was listening to the radio, and when he toppled over the time was just three minutes past 11. He'd been listening to the 11 o'clock news. There was a bulletin about Gibbon's death by poison. He must have realized the instant he heard it that Tessa had done that — and the shock was enough to kill him." "It's easy to understand how Tessa was driven to it. She was devoted to Win and Ruth.i but that was very largely because they were part of herself. Actually she was an extremely self-centered woman, ruthlessly selfish. You know what enormous pride she took in material possessions and their standing in the community. What Val was threatening to take away from her was not only money, but something else too, something even more precious to her." Mere to lose than liberty. Not only security, although that had been of great importance. Tessa's priceless status. (To Be Continued) Signs Bill For College Buildings WASHINGTON fAP) — President Johnson signed today a bill putting the government in partnership with the nation's colleges to help them met rapidly rising enrollments. Johnson's pen put an end to a three-year struggle launched by the late President John F. Kennedy to provide federal aid for construction of c o 11 e ge classrooms, laboratories and libraries. The bill that finally reached the White House authorizes a federal outlay of $1,195,000,000 over three years. It's aim is lo make room in higher education institutions for enrollments expected to increase from 4.2 million in 1962 to 7 million by 1970. More than half the money — $690 million — is earmarked for grants for construction of undergraduate and junior college facilities. Each state must use 22 per cent of its alloment for public junior colleges and technical institutes. The remainder can go to both public and private undergradu- i ate colleges for building 11- : braires and science, engineering, mathematics and foreign language classrooms. The federal grant would be limited to one-third of such construction costs. Another $145 million will go for establishing or improving graduate schools, with the federal grants again being limited to one-third of the total cost. Finally, the bill provides $360 million that can be used for long-term, low-interest loans for construction of all higher education academic facilities. SHOW BIG 10-INCH SIZE IN LOVELY IVORY! A most unusual Item and a Very remarkable valuel All the months and days of the year at a glance, on one beautiful plate. Lavishly hand decorated. This useful plate will be a choice addition to every home, and is a fine "collector's piece." Use it as a Service Plate, Fruit Plate, Wall or Cabinet Decoration or.as a Table or Buffet Decoration. Remember, it's the fine quality product of the famous Stetson China Company at a mere fraction of Its normal costl NO MAIL 01 PHONE ORDERS • NO DELIVERIES mlTC H€ LL 218 Sooth 9th-Open Tonight Until 8 P.M.-Mt Vernon Take It From Kathy .riKiOT.K THE CONVERSATION' By Newspaper Enterprise Ann. Dear Kathy: I find it difficult to talk with boys. I don't know much about sports or cars or other interests they seem to have. My grades are good and I'm fairly attractive, but I sure sound like a dummy on a date.--Jeanne, -o- -O- -o- Dear Jeanne: The mark of a good conversationalist is being able to juggle many topics. But, this takes a lot of reading, listening and practice. So, start now. Fortunately, the fellows are easy targets because the male ego is unbelievable. Many also are shy and need priming. Just ask them to share their superior knowledge with you. And listen. I Float Six Blocks In Car, Survive Editors Note — VVhats it like to float six blocks—in the family car? H.E. Dulude, in the following story—as told the the Associated Press and the Long Beach, (Calif. 1 Independent, Press Telegram—tells how his car was swept away when a reservoir broke in the Baldwin Hills. By H. E. Dulude LOS ANGELES (AP)-I don't know how we did it. We floated six blocks in my car, and hit five or six other cars on the way. It's a miracle we're here. My wife, Rosanna, and I live in an apartment below the Baldwin Hills Reservoir. My sister, Mrs. Orise Gigimre, had come to visit from her apartment next door when we heard helicopters warning everyone to evacuate. It was about 2:45 p.m. Saturday. The helicopters said the dam was breaking. I went out and started the motor on the car and told the girls to hurry up. Rosanna looked up the street as she came out and screamed, 'The water is coming." She jumped in the car with us and 1 tried to outrun the water. I didn't make it. The next thing I knew, my now while sedan was hurled into the air by a horrible force of water. I am an amputee and have special controls on my car. I kept trying to drive while we were bobbing up and down like a cork in that ocean. We floated straight down the street. We bounced off other cars, some floating, some sinking. The car hit a pole at the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Rodeo Road and it deflected us betwen two buildings, a grocery and a restaurant. I looked up and saw police officers on the roofs of the two buildings. The water was about 11 feet deep in through there. Officer R. J. Holoubek of the Los Angeles Police Department jumped into the water and swam toward' us, shouting, "Close the windows, close the windows." We did. The car was filling up, now. Water was up lo our waists. Other police officers jumped Knights Are Still Bold By KAY SHERWOOD Newspaper Enterprise Assn. If you have a young knight at your round table, you appreciate the strong pull the good King Arthur still exerts on the imagination, a fascination which may not diminish with the years. In our household, the medieval king has pushed Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, cowboys and Indians and soldiers right out of our 11-year-old's room. He has brought home handsome new editions of the old tales, new books on heraldic design and miniature knights for battles which have made me realize many other lads may be on the same kick. At my suggestion. Mary Ann Wills, decorating consultant for a wall accessory manufacturer (Arabesque), designed a room netting especially for a young Galahad. She incorporated some inexpensive, expendable, homemade touches and some elements that could be switched to another setting at a later date, when his interests shift to girls and cars. On the wall over the bed, a pair of tournament knights ready to joust set the mood. On the adjacent wall, over the head of the bed, hang two magnificent banners blazing with heraldic designs. These are a cinch to make and are inexpensive. The bed is covered with a suitably sturdy, rough-textured spread and a marvelous "bearskin" rug. This boast is machine- washable acrylic pile and would be equally at home by a fireside. When Mary Ann called in a friend lo pass judgment, on Ihe setting, he took a look and asked, "What is a knight without ^ castle?" And with the aid of a corrugated cardboard box, cardboard tubes (waxed paper variety), a sharp knife and a colorful marking pen, he "created" one. in and formed a human chain to keep the car from floating off. Holoubek opened the door of the car with one hand and pulled us out with his other. I have never seen anything like what happened today. Before I retired, my wife and I lived in Topanga Canyon and twice we had to flee from brush fires. But at least we were able to escape—but what can you do when tons of water and mud surround you? We spent the night on a high school gymnasium floor—at an evacuation center — and then, later, learned that our home and all of our belongings are gone. But thank God — and thanks to Officer Holoubek we are alive! Keep Dix Road Over Interstate Township road No. 39 at the north edge of Dix Highway 57. Township No. 13 will be closed at the superhighway. Attorney John E. Jacobsen, who represented Dix residents interested in road 39, said today he has been notified by the Division of Highways of this decision. At a hearing in Dix November 14 petitioners were heard asking that road 13, a short distance north of 39 be left open when the interstate is built. 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Police said a young motorist, after making remarks to the girls and scuffling briefly with one of the boys, climbed back into his auto and gunned it right at the group. All jumped to safety except Schaffer, who apparently didn't see the car coming. He was dragged almost a block. About four hours later, armed with the license number of the auto, police arrested Eddie Weissman, IS, or Manhattan, and charged him with homicide. Weissman admitted being in the car at the time Schaffer was killed but denied trying to hit anyone with it, police said. He was held without ball. GOOD VMS ' Tnkc good care of their cars ARE YOU PLAYING THE MONEY GAME AT BIG STAR? * IT'S FUN * IT'S FREE Every one can't be a winner, but all of these people have already won FREE CASH. Dozens of Free Cash Winners Every Week. Mlldnd Mellolt la* Re* Lamay Ruth Knight Arthur Hulbert W. L. Woudehoff W. M. 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