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Mt Vernon Register News (Newspaper) - October 20, 1970, Mt Vernon, Illinois TEMPERATURE Monday high 67, last night's low 50. 7:00 a.m. today 52. Rainfall Monday .40 of an inch. Downto^vn at noon 57, humidity 84. Ml VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL-SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN NE\S^SPAPER FORECAST Mt. Vernon Zone - Partly cloudy tonight and low mid to upper 40s. Wednesday partly sunny and warmer, highs upper 60s to low 70s. VOLUME LI-NO. 20 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS^ TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1970 50 Cents Per Week - Single Copy 10c PROBE BRUTAL MASS MURDER NIXON IN SEA OF STUDENTS-President Richard M. Nixon, center foreground, is in the midst of a sea of students at Ohio State University in Columbus Monday. He made an unannounced stop on the campus, scene of student rioting this Spring. (AP Wirephoto) Stewardess Strike Halts TWA^Iights WASHINGTON (AP) - Strik-mg stewardesses manned picket lines at major American airports today as federal mediators arranged another meeting between Trans World Airlines and the Transportation Workers Union in a renewed bid to settle a contract dispute. A minute after midnight EDT, stewardesses and pursers began walking off the job at key airports across the nation in a strike grounding TWA's domestic service-about 425 flights daily. TWA had said it would seek to continue most international flights. Neither side would discuss details of wage demands or offers. The dispute also is said to involve work rules and fringe benefits. A Pan American Airlines contract with the union provides top salary of $851 a month for stewardesses and 1,073 for pursers. President Suggests V-O-T-E NIXON TURNS 4-LETTER WORD ON HECKLERS Shoots Son To Death !n Bar CARBONDALE, 111. (AP) - Carbondale police charged Alfred W. Murray 55, with voluntary manslaughter Monday night after he allegedly entered a local bar and shot his son, William, 32, to death with a rifle. Police gave no motive for the killing. . The elder Murray is being held in the Jackson Gounyt Jail pending an mvestlgation. My Lai Triol 2 Testify Yanks Fired On Civilians FT. HOOD, Tex. (AP) - Two former soldiers say they saw S.Sgt. David Mitchell and 1st Lt. William Galley Jr. pour rifle fire into a ditch crowded with South Vietnamese women, children and old men at My Lai in 1968. "I seen a woman get hit-the side of her head blown off. After tliat I walked away," Dennis Conti, 21, a Providence, R.I., truck driver, testified Monday. Conti and Charles Sledge, 23, of a Sardis, Miss., luggage plant employe, said they saw Mitchell and Mitchell's platoon leader, Calley, fire short bursts of automatic fire from their M16 rifles intp the ditch. Calley has been ordered court-martialed on charges of murdering 102 unarmed civilians at My^Lai. His trial is scheduled to begin at Ft. Ben-ning, Ga., on Nov. 16. Mitchell, 30, of St. Francis-ville. La., is charged with assault with intent to cominit murder. He could be sentenced to 20 years at hard labor if convicted. KANSAS CITY (AP) - President Nixon i3 fashioning the taunts and jeers of youthful hecklers into part of the political weaponry as he campaigns for Republicans battling to take over Democratic seats in the Senate. His targets today: Tennessee, Indiana and North Carolina. Shouting knots of protesters have provided a backdrop for the Nixon law and order message at every stop so far on his six-state campaign swing, and the President is telling voters to retort with Republican ballots m the Nov. 3 elections. "I say don't answer in kind," Nixon declared. "You don't have to shout four letter obscenities ... On Nov. 3 in the quiet of the polling booth consider the candidates, consider their record the year around and if the candidate has given encouragement to, has condoned lawlessness and violence and permissiveness, then, you know what to do." That was Nixon's advice Monday to a campaign crowd in Columbus, Ohio. At a wmd-swept rally in Grand Forks, N.D., he urged, "the great silent majority of this country to stand up and be counted ... "Remember, the four letter word that is the most powerful of all the four letters in the world is vote." In Kansas City, where admission to a campaign rally was by ticket and the demonstrators were kept outside, Nixon Continued On Page 2 Col, 6) QUEEN STEAMS TO VICTORY--The Delta Queen, lier boilers straining to drive the paddle-wheel, gains ground on the diesel-powered Julie N. Dubuque diu-ing Mississippi River race at Dubuque Monday. Although the Julie led on this stretch of river, the Queen was ahead at the finish line. (AP Wirephoto) Let Fire Sub-Station Contract Mt. Vernon councilmen voted 3-to-2 last night, to build a cut-down version of a new fu* sub-station-at a contract price of either $43,400 or $46,000. The new station, in the northwest comer of the city park, is expected to be completed before March 1, when the city expects delivery of two new fire trucks. Mayor Holland Lewis and Councilman Kenneth Martin cast "no" votes on awarduig the contract for the station to Fulford Construction Co., afer bids opened yeserday morning were about $18,000 higher than the city's estimate. Voting "yes" were Council-men Paul Partridge, Gale Martin and Russell Laur, Fulford's bid ~ $55,804 - was; the lowest of three bids. City Manager Ray Botch reported to the council that he and Engineer Harold Hoffmann held a negotiatmg session yesterday afternoon with Bob Fulford, He said they eliminated several items from the original specification to cut the bid price down by about $11,000. Engineer^ Hoffman said that, with the items deducted, a contract could be awarded for $43,-000 for the building, without a mansard roof, or $46,000 with the mansard rpof, On the motion of Councilinan Partridge the vote was 3-10-2 to award the cpntfact to Fulford, wiih the city manager to make a decision on whether or not to include tiie mansard roof in the contract. City Manager Botch had recommended that the^ council a-ward the contract. In making his motion, Couh-cibnan Partridge said he feete the city would not gain anythuig "by any more delays." He said he had learned that increased labor costs resulted in higher bids than tiie city's estimate. Explain No Vote Mayor Lewis said fiiat cuttmg down items in the original specifications to the major extend of $11,000 makes the city's fu:e station proposal a new proposition and that he favored re-bidding on the cut-down specifications. Councilman Kenneth Martm said he also believes other bidders should be given a chance, rather than negotiatmg with the low bidder to deduct so many items from the original plans. Deductions included elimination of outside sidew^s and drive,kitchen cabinets, ceramic tile and many other items. Get Liquor License Councilmen last night tabled action an amendment to the city's dram shop ordinance which would have made a liquor license available to the proposed new Howard Johneon Motel at the 1-57 interchange. The tabling action came after Mayor Lewis said a license is ah-eady available without amending the ordinance. He ex-plianed that he is resctadmg the Hotel Snmerson license because it has not been paid and that it will be issued to the new motel. In other aciton last night the council: i 1 - Annexed to the city se- j ven lots on Airport Road, inj the Summersville area, and property owned by Juanita Jay on Highland View and Airport Road. 2 - Re-zoned for busincK three lots in the 2800 Broadway, where one owner plans to establish an office and others to locate a Dairy Queen business. 3 - Authorized the city manager to advertise for bids for new police cars 4 - Heard city manager report that he plans to purchase equipment for the city to cut weeds next summer, in cases where propery owners fail to cut them, and to obtain liens in California '�2^�'si^/'A, '';V
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