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Mt Vernon Register News (Newspaper) - July 9, 1966, Mt Vernon, Illinois TEMPERATURE Friday high 93, low 64. 7:00 today 77 Downtown noon today 93, MI VERNON WEATHER 1 Continued warm through Sunday with isolated High temperatures today and Sunday in 90s. Low tonight in 70s. Sunny and not quite eo warm VOLUME 240 MOUNT JULY 9, 1966 30c PER WEEK AMBUSH TABLE ON REDS BIT. V. GOING the old J. J. Fly & Sons on Tenth and the former Sears Roebuck will be in the hands of the wreckers next The cleared site will be used for expansion of the King City Federal Savings and Loan whose modem office building is shown at A corner of the John B. Rogers building can be seen at extreme left and the Odd Fellows building at extreme Lower photo is of the original Fly built in 1893, It was the only masonry business on the block at the To the north of it were a temporary tin business the pioneer The Odd Fellows constructed in 1897, was once the First Presbyterian Jane Studio CLEAR SITE FOR KING CITY FEDERAL EXPANSION OM J J. Fly Building In Hands Next Week In 1893 A 73-yeai--old three building which will be in the hands of the wreckers in downtown Mt. Vernon next played a prominent part in the early business history of the For years the tall edifice on the west side of Illinois 33rd Troops Pass Ready Test CAMP Wis. - 33rd Division came home its annual two week field training behind it. 4,500-man reserve brigade passed its readiness tests in good Gen. Francis P. the division commanding general Baid encampment also provided an to basic training for more 1,700 The division's reserve force is part of a force of 150,000 National Guard and reserve troops which could be in nine Units from Indiana and Michigan would comprise one full-strength division in such an emergency of Drop McCleery Murder Charge 111. - An indictment charging Ronald 18, with the murder of a Quincy secretary was dismissed but McCleery remained in jail on delinquency A Circuit Court jury acquitted McCleery a week ago on a of murdering Miss Judith Ann 22. Friday Judge John T. dropped the indictment accusing him of murdering Miss Miss Donetta 21. Tlie both secretaries for a Quincy lived in an apartment near were shot and stabbed to March 21. Judge said the murder charge was dropped without to the state and could be revived in a new indictment if further evidence is A spokesman for the Illinois Youth Commission said McCleery would be held in a detention institution under a delinquency order resulting from his involvement in a 19G4 Milburn Moore Mt V. Man Dies In Fall In Louisiana Mil bum 51, a former resident of Mt. died at 6:15 a.m. today from injuries received in an oil field mishap in His death occurred at a hospital in Ind. Mr. Moore was fatally hurt when he fell from scaffolding while an oil storage tank near He was rushed to tlie hospital in where he remained as a patient until his Mr. Moore was employed by a Texas paint He was the son of Mrs. Georgia 1303 Main The body will be brought to Mt. Vernon for funeral services and The body will be taken to the Pulley Funeral Funeral arrangements wera incomplete this OFF of the First Community church receive a mortgage yesterday at the Mt. Vernon Loan and Building The congregation will celebrate this Sunday by burning the proclaiming that the church Is debt From the left are Paul chairman of the finance chairman of the church Lucille bookkeeper at Mt. Vernon Loan and Jim chairman of the church Rev. Bayne the and Ed chairman ot Uin fund Tenth just north pf the John B. Rogers ' was as the J. J. Fly & Sons The Fly firm carried a complete line of furniture and caskets and was in the undertaking business long before the turn of the The original Fly as well as two buildings immediately will be demolished for expansion of the King City Federal Savings and Loan the Fly building is not the oldest structure in it played a part in the history of the as it represented one of the finest families and one of the early businesses in southern said E. B. local The late J. J. Fly started the buisness in a small frame building on west Main just a half block off of the in the year 1850. a master woodworker and made and wooden caskets of all which he sold at did a thriving business and soon outgrew his original He moved to north Tenth street in 1893, he built a three-story brick He soon outgrew this building and constructed a duplicate brick building joining it on the Mr. Moss are two of the three buildings which will be leveled to make room for the King City Federal The other adjoining them to the housed the Sears Roebuck In 1880 - 86 years ago - J. J. Fly took his O. B. into the business as a Two years later he took another W. S. into the business as the third They started in the undertaking business in 1880. The Fly family discontinued here several years Until recently the original Fly building was occupied by the Singer sewing machine company and the other Fly structure by Livingston Start Demolition The Richard Hunt Construction Co. of Mt. Vernon has been awarded the contract for remodeling and development of the King City Federal Demolition work is scheduled to start next The Illinois Power Co. and Illinois Bell Telephone Company have already removed their service lines from the clearing the way for start of The expansion project is oo Page 2, il Five Lines Struck AIR IN 231 CITIES By GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON - The Civil Aeronautics Board acted today to relieve air traffic congestion over the nation built up by a strike against five major Tlie board approved a series of measures to increase service at air terminals where passengers have been held up by the strike of the AFL-CIO International Association of The relaxation of regulations affecting both scheduled and nonscheduled airlines was announced by the board as negotiations were resumed in strike that has snarled travel in 231 The strike was called Friday against Trans United and Northwest Both sides appeared gloomy about prospects for a quick end to the walkout by more than 35,000 and other ground members of the AFL-CIO International Association of At Johnson's Assistant of Labor James J. Reynolds called negotiators back into Reynolds said day and night meetings will continue as long as necessary and the airlines and union are still far The union's chief Joseph W. predicted the walkout last mora or leSs strike against Trans World and United Airlines began at 6 a.m. local time It quickly hobbled a vital of the nation's grounding thousands of tourists and the five airlines normally carry an estimated 60 per cent of the air passengers on some 5,000 flights The chairman of the airline negotiating William J. has described the union requests as unacceptable and criticized the union for breaking off negotiations hours the Union President says not withdrawing our The union is seeking increases totaling 53 cents an hour over a three-year The carriers have offered 30 cents an hour and a presidential panel has recommended raises up to 48 cents spread over a 42-month Top mechanics now earn Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz is scheduled to return tonight from a trip to the Far East and presumably will take a hand in Military Planes Ready The Defense Department ordered that military be made available on a priority basis to assure that tlie does not interfere with essential travel by an estimated 100,000 and civilian personnel about to leave or just returned duty in Southeast Prior to the the union had announced its would continue to work on Sen. Wayne who headed the presidential called anew for the to be called off while federal mediation Uses Jet At St. Ozark Airlines announced it was pressing its new jet Into service one week ahead of and said it will add 20 extra flights daily to handle increased numbers of Railroads reported a 40 per cent increase in passenger loads on departing while Greyhound bus said its business was up 10 per cent. In the Frontier Airlines put on three extra and Kansas Omaha flights if Ozark Airlines announced adding of a flight to Braniff Airways said it anticipated no trouble in handling its air traffic to Minneapolis and ansas BLAST OIL DEPOTS fireball marks direct hit by U.S. from the caniers Constellation and Hancock on oil storage buildings and docking duties on the Cam Cau just two miles northwest of taken half way through the was released by the U.S. in Initial raid in the area was last Juno 39. on Page 2. % Inland Lets Contracts To Equip Shafts contract for completely equipping the new shafts at the Inland Mine of Mt. 111., has been let by Inland Steel Company to Connellsville mine shaft designers and equipment contractors of Pa. The contract for both the production shaft and the service shaft of the coal mine includes the design and fot head frames as well as conveyance and counter weight guides and It also covers the installation of all skip and cage conveyances and automatic weighing and The main hoists and ventilation fans will also be installed by The contract calls for completion by January 1, 1968. Sinking of tlie two concrete lined shafts was begun April by an affiliate of Inc. Both will go down 750 feet to the coal but the production used for hoisting coal to the wUl extend to 900 feet in order to provide space for the installation of The service shaft will the miners and their machinery and provide proper ventilation to the Located 275 miles south of Chicago in Jefferson the mine is scheduled to go into operation in 1968. Its initial scheduled production rate will be 3 million tons per year of raw which will be shipped to Inland's steel mill at East Most of the shipments will be metallurgical grade coal for the manufacture of coke large quantities of which are required for the production in tiie first The balance win be steam grade for use in the steel milt's power - ' GENERALS TELL McNAMARA REDS CANT START MONSOON OFFENSIVE For Seven-Day Run Mt. V. State Fair Opens The 60th annual Mt. Vernon State Fair will open July 17 for seven days and nights of farm exhibits and western and thrill Charles W. Fair president said today that there will be a free gate each afternoon all week long. The gate charge will not begin until 4:30 p.m. each The World's Fair Carnival which played the World's Fair two years will be on the midway all Here is tJie program for tlie Sunday July 17 - National Championship Flag Race and Western Horse Monday Night - McKinley's Wild West Tuesday - 4-H Tuesday Night - Jefferson County Beauty Queen Wednesday Afternoon Vernon - Harness Wednesday Night - Horse Racing under the Thursday Afternoon - Running Horse Thursday Night - Friday Afternoon - 4-H Horse Pulling Friday Night - Tractor Pulling Saturday - Running Horse Saturday Night - Society Horse - Secretary of Defense Robert S. said today the increased tempo of U.S. operations in Viet Nam in recent months has denied the Communists assemble sufficient forces to mount a monsoon returning from a Viet Nam war conference at U.S. Pacific command headquarters in described as and gaining the defense secretary said it would be to predict a when the campaign might be to a successful McNamara conferred in Honolulu with Adm. U.S. Grant who recently returned from a visit to Viet the Honolulu meeting came a teport that the Viet Cong had off and thwarted in its efforts to mount a offensive because of the growth of U.S. McNamara credited recent gains in the war to what he called a substantial of U.S. forces in recent months to a total of about 280,000 men and particularly to the increase in the helicopter force to about 1,700 the troops a swifter striking As a McNamara Communist Viet Cong ambush tactics - so successful in the now severe He said the air strikes against vital oil supplies in North Viet Nam been But he said it is too early to learn whether the loss of oil supplies will cut back truck traffic carrying Communist LURE 2,000 VIET CONG INTO TRAP Enemy Attacks Yank Armored Column Used As Runs Into Massive Aerial on Page X Column 4) Chief Red Fox dont Mem too the 96-yeajr-old THKY LOOK pressed by his rain dance in Mo. Sioux Indian says his rain dance is not and it has never failed to produce rain somewhere in the Columbia has bad no appreciable rain for three 9y ROBERT SAIGON U.S. armored column lured a heavy Viet Cong force into the fire of waiting alerted warplanes and battalions of 1st Infantry Division troops north of Saigon It was the second execution of such reverse ambush tactics in 10 Contact was broken just before Field reports said it was believed the enemy - a force of at least regimental size estimated at more than 2,000 men - was withdrawing to the That would be in the direction of the Cambodian A spokesman at a forward command post reported American units were setting up a blocking force behind the Viet Cong in an effort to cut off escape There was no immediate report of casualties on either Coupled with the sudden flare-up in ground fighting after a 10-day the U.S. command reported renewed aerial pounding of five oil installations in North Viet In the political a Vietnamese general court-martial five generals who cooperated with Buddhist dissidents in the spring against Premier Nguyen Cao Ky's government and sentenced them to 60 days in The chief figure forced Intoi retirement was Lt. Gen. en Chanh a rival of Ky whose dismissal March 10 aij commander of the northernmost 1st Corps area off three months of political A U.S. said a Viet Cong force of at least tal size hit an armored column of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division which had put out as bait along a secondary road near the Cambodian f By prearranged the spokesman U.S. forces immediately flew in several battalions of reinforcements by helicopter and hit the enemy force with attacks and artillery The methods employed by Ist Division forces were the newly developed used with success in the same area in Binh Long Province by the same American troops 10 days They involve sending an armored column along a highway as a tempting target for an enemy then hitting it hard with helicopter air strikes and The latest action broke out shortly before noon the U.S. spokesman the Viet Cong ambush force hit an American armored motorized column moving along a secondary highway 12 miles southwest of An and about 43 miles north of The U.S. reaction air strikes and artillery to turn the ambush into a trap of their the spokesman By late he heavy fighting still was under way in flatlands covered with dense jungle and bamboo Before U.S. and on Page 2. Column 6) Bob Beckmeyer Opposes Gray For Congress SPRINGFIELD - Bob Beckmeyer of Nashville will Rep. Kenneth Gray of West Frankfort in the race for Congressman in the 21st district this Beckmeyer was a last minute candidate for the Republican nomination last The GOP State Central Committee has that he will be the endorsed candidate of the party in a a fanner
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