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Mt Vernon Register News (Newspaper) - December 30, 1970, Mt Vernon, Illinois TEMPERATURE Tuesday high 39, last night's low 20. 7:00 a.m. today 22. Downtown at noon 33, humidity 67. MT. VERNON AUDIT BUREAU OF SQUARE FOR FAVORS FOR NONE A NEWSPAPER FORECAST Mt. Vernon Zone - Heavy snow probably accumulating in excess of 4 Low around 30. Thursday cloudy and snow ending during high in 30s, VOLUME 78 SENAT 30, 50 Cents Per Week - Single Copy 10c BICKERING CONTINUES Harold 74 Retired Mt. V. Hotel Owner Dies Harold one of the best Mt. Vernon ever died yesterday in Salt Lake He was 74' eight months arid one day of of Hotel when it was the busiest convention and political rally center in southern Mr. Watson was an intimate this great and of Illinois and the In failing he retired years The hotel was sold but he an apartment Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Myers Final Action Before Jan. 1 Unlikely SOCIAL SECURITY today's FUNNY RAISE TiMm le W. F. Texas -' - ' II 1970 by Aged Pay More Raise Charges For Medicore Doctor Service Antimissile Rocket Test Successful G. WATSON m and burial will be Oakwood The body will lie in state at friends may call after 10 a.m. Mr. Watson was a political power in the Republican but iie was a He asked anything for himself for 40 he pitched in to party candidates on the state and national He working hari and efficiently in rugged political as well as projects for the of his home ' Mr. Watson was a rare man who got bis rewards from the satisfaction of knowing he had helped his or his He always shunned or public credit for his help and would never accept a political appointment where a salary Because of son of many great - governors and and state officials all over Leaders like the late Senator Everett a close always sought out Mr. Watson first when they came to Mt. - After a handshake and a they went about their WASHINGTON The Sprint a key weapon in the Safeguard antimissile has scored its first successful test intercept of an intercontinental ballistic missile warhead over the the Pentagon announced The a shot up from the Kwajalein Missile Range in the Pacific on Dec. 23 and came within of the ICBM target nose cone which had been launched from 4,200 miles The test did not involve any actual the Pentagon The intercept was verified The like its partner long-range Spartan would carry a nuclear warhead in an actual intercept of an incoming enemy The Spartan and the Sprint comprise a one-two with the Spartan designed to meet and destroy enemy warheads more than 400 miles away and the Sprint designed to take out enemy warheads penetrate the Spartan umbrella The Sprint relies on blinding speed to meet an enemy warhead some 25 miles up and destroy it. Four months the Spartan scored what the Pentagon called its first successful test I i WASHINGTON - Tlie j aged must pay 6 per cent more I for supplemental medicare next July 1 largely because ' of rising doctor the of Education i and Welfare announced The current a month 1 premium vnW increase to a month for the 19.5 million medicare This is far less than the or 32 per increase announced last December for the current fiscal Most of tlie latest increase was attributed to the expected 6.7 per cent jump in the amount i of fees covered by icare and to an estimated 2 per cent rise in the use of HEW said an estimated 15 per cent increase in the cost and utilization of such institutional services as hospital outpatient will account the remainder of premium Supplemental medicare meets parts of the tal medical The which matches individual will pay out an additional million from general revenues next year because of the premium President Has Medical Checkup Please Stay Off Ice Dangerous On City Park Lake The ice is dangerously thin on Mt. city park a popular winter time skating stay off the ice until it becomes thick enough to be said Public Works Director Les watch the paper and we will make an when skating will be Hall said several youngsters have already been ice is thin enough now that you take your life in your hands when you he On Page 2 Col. 5) WASHINGTON - President Nixon got a glowing report on the state of his health after hospital tests His personal recommended the chief executive get more sunshine and from took a different He told a i small group of newsmen that his health is so I have no to get away his homes in Florida and southern The chief Air Force Gen. Walter R. said he was urging sunshine and exercise at the Nixon vacation because he feels is to insure Nixon's continued good Asked by reporters if Nixon could not continue his present regimen without harm to his physical Tkach not betting on Accompanied by Tkach and an assistant White House Nixon flew to the Naval Hospital in suburban today for two hours of medical WASHINGTON little chance Congress will complete work on a I Social benefit increases before time runs out But chances are good new Congress will pass the measure quickly and make the benefits retroactive to Jan. 1. Rep. Wilbur D. chairman of the House Ways and Means said Tuesday is utterly to reconcile between a Senate the Social Security arid a less liberal House proposal in the few days left to the 91st resident Nixon has said he will ask the 82nd Congress to make increases retroactive to the first of the year if the rent Congress fails to act before I its term expires at noon assessment came after the Senate voted 81 to 0 for a to give 26 million Social Security beneficiaries added money totaling Three million welfare recipients would get an additional He said it would take technicians ait least three days to draft a compromise reconciling least 100 the Senate made in the House One thing Both House and Senate agreed oit was the paycheck The raises the base income subject to Social Security tax from the current to Under a previous the percentage of deduction goes up automatically in 1971 from 4.8 per cent to 5.2. ' The Serrate version would provide a 10 per cent increase in payments effective Jan. 1 to all beneficiaries of the three Social Security cash survivor and Those at the bottom of the scale would be raised the current monthly minimum to a 56 per cent The House calls for only a 5 per cent raising minimum to But both versions have provisions increasing several other Social Security benefits and tightening up on medicare and medicaid health program Both would establish a new system raising benefits whenever the cost of jumps 3 per cent. And widows would get 100 per cent of payments instead of the current 821/2 per cent. Each house would increase the amount of annual wages a retired person can earn without losing Senate to and the House to Current yearly maximum is On the Senate voted to give an extra billion to the blind and disabled on welfare by establishing a monthly minimum income The House version established a I Passes Defense I And Social Security TRY AGAIN TO SETTLE SST ISSUE WASHINGTON - A bickering 91st Congress scheduled another attempt today to resolve the controversy that may yet keep it in session as long as the law the future of the supersonic transport Whie the House and Senate settled one major problem Tuesday night by passing a defense appropriations Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said still a long tunnel Mansfield said it appears Congress will have to keep working into the and possibly until noon final moment tha 91st can do After the Constitution says the Capitol belongs to the 92nd which actually doesn't plan to meet until Jan. 21. The Senate Tuesday killing a compromise transportation appropriations that includes million to subsidize the The Senate earlier had voted to spend nothing at action prepared the way for a new conference with the which first voted million for the SST and then accepted the conference recommendation of The Senate expanded to nine men its negotiating adding William chief SST foe and Sen. Norris who favors the But it appeared unlikely the new conference would even begin work before The House recessed until evening while many members attended the funeral of Rep. L. Mendel Rivers in S.C. Senate of the initial conference said they doubt the new round of talks will do Proxmire said if the dispute isn't he will filibuster against the SST to the end of the In other work it did finish the Senate 81 tc 0, a massive increase in Social Security that to be foundering in between the two Rep. Wilbur chairman of the House Ways and Means said it will be impossible to work out a compromise for passage this SHE'D REMAKE THE Margaret Mead gestures during appearance before American ror the Advancement of Science in Chicago She would redesign America's suburbs so that all economic levels could live in Ogilvie To Seek Road Bond Vote Richard B. Ogilvie - in announcing a 1971 Illinois highway program of million Tuesday - said he would ask the upcoming legislature to authorize another highway bond Voters approved billion in of a new supplemental freeway bonds in 1969 for construction system in the but the Illinois Supreme Court held the authorization earlier this year the debt was never Ogilvie didn't disclose the amount of bonds he would but said it would be less than The million road program was selected from million in recommended improvements engineers had blueprinted for 1971, Ogilvie said in a news He said his 1971 highway improvement effort would be the highest in the state's history and would exceed he 1970 program by But the 1970 program exceeded the 1969 road spending plan of million by does not include million pared from the 1970 program by the supreme court decision on the bond Name Supervisors in 1971 CITY AND ELECTIONS LOOMING Mt. County Banks To Close This Saturday All banks in Mt. Vernon and Jefferson county will be closed this Friday and January 1 and 2. Regular banking will be resumed next Banks which will be closed include Security Bank & Bank of Bank & First State Bank of Texico State Ina State Bank and First National Bank of Calls Manson Case LOS ANGELES - Charles Manson's attorney has told the jury in the Sharon Tate murder trial case is a are to lynch Mr. Kanarek began his final summation Tuesday saying that the clan leader had been a victim of prejudicial publicity created while he been sitting in a Heavy Snow Forecast CASQUES BEHIND Basque sentenced to death by a Spanish are shown in their cell in the Prison Gen. Francisco Franco met with to discuss the He alone can commute death ' Wirephoto via cable from Franco Spares Barque Lives madrid 7aP) - Gen. Francisco Franco commuted the death sentences of six Basque extremists tonight The chief oi state reduced the sentences to 30 years In i The announcement that he was saving the youthful from the garrote or the firing squad came after met with his Cabinet for the second straight Franco acted after receiving pleas for clemency from and heads of states in various parts of the And there also was the threat should the sentences be carried They were imposed for murder and By THE ASSOCIATED Warnings of heavy the southern third of were issued for For the remaining two-thirds of the state travelers warnings were posted by the National Weather As much as 4 inches was forecast for Illinois and from 2 to 4 inches in the central Lesser amounts were expected Tlie snowfall iii all areas should end Thursday forecasters Most of the state will have slippery skies were partly sunny and warmer temperatures were forecast for the south central Overheard plump gal to another the at Ever since she went on that diet she thinks she's a little thin Up To 49c Grocer Can Pay Cash On Food Stamp Change WASHINGTON - Congress has insisted all along that the nation's food stamp program prevents recipients from spending the coupons on such goods as soap I and toilet | Another new rule will But with customers able to get up to 49 cents cash each time they spend food there are no restrictions on spending the change they col- Another election year ip coming up in 1971 in Mt. Vernon and Jefferson Included will 1-A city election at which two Mt. Vernon be named for 2-Township all over which will decide political control of the county board of Republican and Democratic candidates for township offices supervisor seats in of the 16 b2 nominated at party caucuses in early The final elections will be held April 6. Board Control At Stake Theoretically political control of the county board will be at stake next the who have a 16-to-5 majority on the board arc assured of keeping Of the 13 holdover members ten are Democrats and three are ' Of the supervisor seats apen for 1971 elections six are now being held by two by That means that Republicans would have to win in all eight this That is not Here are the townships which will elect supervisors in 1971, and the supervisors in those townships who are completing four-year Mt. Vernon - Charles W. D. R. D. ity D. D. Elk D. D. 8 Holdover Members under a new Agriculture Department if a stamp user moves briskly enough he might be able to collect enough food stamps to be used for bottle or other container deposits on a customer could buy a bottle cash in change from food 1 milk with stamps but had to pay stamps to pay for a cup of New Year's Or possibly a bar of cash for the Department officials said the rule changes were requested by Effective the food stamp 9 ment grocers will be permitted to pay up to 49 cents cash as change from food stamp This rule will apply to each coupon Until change for stamps j amounting to less than 50 cents had to be in the form of credit slips issued the customer by the These could be traded later only at the same store and for approved items on the 1^ stamp million by retail are aimed at speeding up food stamp the department Food stamps are sold to eligible low-income people and include bonus coupons so that their buying power at grocery stores is the average food stamp recipient spends about on stamps which buy worth of Eight of the 16 townships have holdover memoers of the allow i Elected in 1969, they still have two years of their four-year Holdover and the townships Grand Prairie - Leslie D. Spring D. D. D. Moores H. R. Bald D. R. Assistants On In addition to the eight supervisor the five assistant supervisors of Mt. Vernon township will remain in office without having to seek On Page 2 Col. 6)
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