Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 13, 1951 · Page 15
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 15

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 13, 1951
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m WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page \LONDIE BY CHIC YOUNG LI'L ABNER BY AL CAPP BEHOLD THE PAUACE OF YOUR EAGERL-y wAm^gG HUSBAKJD- TO- BE -HASSAN, ' THt UMSPOII.CO .'r PRISCILLA'S VOP IS CALL 'EM RIGHT, H UMPJ HE WAS SAFE A MILE! BY VAL VHtMiH FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BY BLOSSIt I 'VE GOT AN IDFA / MEN/ WE COULD SELLTMe POPCORM, ' MACHINE./ THERE AREMT AMY OTHER DOPES IN iHADySlDE/ JUSTWAT04 ME, Am TAKE A LESSON IM , SALESMAMSHip/ BATTEN DOWM YOUR. CASH REeiSTEf?, LIVERMORE — HERE GOMES AS YOll WERE Olances Throu^b the Files uf The Keffister and The Newt 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. W. Duff Gr^en today paid his street improvement tax for two years, amounting to $2 ,866, and he has two more years to pay. That is enough to make a poor man congratulate himself upon his poverty. The new water works pumping plant on Casey Fork creek north of the city is rapidly approaching completion. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Exire Guthrie died this morning at her home, 400 east Broadway. At the city council a motion was made and carried that the city purchase three cars of crushed rock to repair the streets. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY The marriage of Miss Edna Glenn of this city and J. Bruce Buckler of Metcalf, 111, was celebrated at ten o'cloclc this morning at the First M. E. Church, Dr. W. T. Cline officiating. Harmon Gilbert and Earl Shelley will be graduated from the University of Illinois this year. The former finished the law course and the latter the civil engineering. 30 YEArs AGO TO-^^AY The wheat harvest is on in earnest in Blissville township today. The mercury registered 97V2 on the government instrument in Mt. Vernon today. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY The following students from Jefferson county received their degrees at the University of Illinois this year, according to the official list just made public: Smith Bean, William Duncan, Maude Glenn. Charles Kinison and Mary Jane McBrian. of them being 100 per cent. Outside offices represented were Richview, Centralia. Ashley and Irvington. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Miss Osceola M. Thornberry and Frank Kroeger, Jr. of Decatur, were married Friday, June 5th, at the First Baptist Church in Mattoon. Joe Hayes, 19-year-old Ina youth died at Mt. Vernon hospital yesterday from a shotgun wound which a coroner's jury later determined was self-inflicted. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Earl S. Hays died this morning at 9 o'clock at the family home on route 15, east of Mt. Vernon. The rural carriers of Jefferson county met Wednesday night at Woodlawn. Almost every town in the county was represented, some RlJTH MILIETT CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER BUT, DOMWIE ir '5 H^RDLV SUITABLE FOR THE miv. V IT IS FOR MV WML I BUT I XllL HNVE IT FR^^'^ED FIRST, WITH k TC? PROTECT ITl By RUTH MILLETT NEA Staff Writer 10 YEARS AGO TODAY The annual election of officers of the American Legion Auxiliary was held yesterday with Mrs. Arthur Warren being elected to serve as president for the coming year. Mrs. Mabel Cook, Judge Frank Walker, Mrs. Meiba Marlow, Mrs. Grace Winn, and Mrs. Katherine Andrews will spend this evening in Nashville where they will attend the Eastern Star guest night program. Dr. Andy Hall and Dr. T. B. Williamson of this city and Dr. J. S. Templeton of Pjnckneyvill* • were visitors in Beelleville last evening where they attend a meeting of the St. Claire County Medi*. cal Association. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Alfred O. Leffler, who served 41 months with the Air Force in • World War II, was last night elected first commander of the Mt Vernon Amvet Post No. 4. The Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club will present its popular minstrel show in Edwardsville tomorrow night. Doxie Moore, colorful pre-war coach of Mt. Vernon high achool athletic teams before he enlisted in the Navy, has signed to coach and manage the Sheboygan, Wia. Redskins, of the National Basket-; ball League (professional). SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITN Tip to Girl Grads: Efficiency Is Poor Swap for Graciousness BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN I watched her at her desk, grimly businesslike, feeling her own importance and obviously unaware that the people she answered so brusquely were human beings, hurried, perhaps worried. I wondered how many people each day she sent out of that public office feeling frustrated, resentful, or at least less cheerful than they had been when they approached her desk. Like most jobs that deal with the public it \vas one that could have been handled as efficiently with a smile as with a grim look. It wasn't difficult or tedious- enough to put that look of impatience on the woman's face. It wasn't important enough to give her that superior attitude. So it must have been' that she lacked the imagination to see that she was dealing with human beings—not all of them pleasant, perhaps—but most of them ready to respond to considerate, gracious treatment. Not enough efficiency Whatever efficiency she brought to her job couldn't be enough to make up for her lack of graciousness. It's never enough when a woman deals with the public. For as living becomes more and more complicated, the importance of a smile and a helpful attitude from those who serve us becomes more and more important. The sourpusses, the grimly efficient, the annoyingly superior can create an immeasurable amount of OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE PAPER B6c\<e ! -SOUMDS TO Me LIKE A WONiDERFUL NA/AvV TO * CUBES INi HOW ABOUT THSV GO TO PIECES LIKE A KITE gAht/ WHY MUST EVER.V eRILLIAfOT IDEA FACE A BARRIER OF l($NlORAWCE? PAPER IS A SUPERB IM6UL ATOR kEEPS OUT COLD/'**'AS FOR l?AIN3,y0U VJEAvR 6MOES MOvJAbAVS, DONi^T VOU? J: ^ MAK-KAFF/; OUT QUR WAY BY WILLIAMS ill will in the handling of one day's work. Remember that, you girl graduates, when you go out on your first job. If you have a helpful, friendly attitude, if you never forget that you are dealing with human beings, most of whom will appreciate any consideration shown them— and who are likely to smile back if they receive a smile—you'll be doing more than your .job, You will be creating a pleasant atmosphere around you. Efficiency isn t enough when you are dealing with people. You've got to add a little kindness, too. "i took off twelve pounds.on nny diet—didn't you notiM this swimming suit is too large for me?'* klLlin 'S PACE 8y IVmS LONG COPVftlGHT l^si BY NEA SEnvUCC. IMC r. M. .CO. P .r ..P,. BOgNi THIRTV YEARS TOO SQONi „^ .r :.7s»>';l^';:?^ THB STORYt I iJlm Marataall) ••> trylBK to proTC that Horn Bldaalt. nnrdered •Iter her ^niltal of a marder charKC Innocent /.iit IB dolus oo I am forced to alioot « man in aelt-dclcnne. I hove been InveatiKatlaB Al Nnna> bnrro, a nlKht dab operator, whoiif Kirl friend Franale Martin died •oddealy aoBie ttne back. • • • XXI A FTER I took Louise back to the ^ club, I called the office and ; found Paul Waltz waiting for me. We exchanged information. I told him what had happened to me and I be informed me that Merica tiad decided to pick me up for the : murder of Rose Bidault, in spite of the fact Merica had told ine he didn't figure me for the job. "Somebody changed his nnind," said Paul, and he went on to tell me what he'd learned about the Fifth Street First National holdup. Rod Grange had been offered a deal before his trial because it looked as if he had been working for a silent partner on this and a number of other jobs, seven in all. But no one could pin the other jobs on LaGrange and so he got off with a single rap. I had an idea that AJ Nanabarro was the silent partner. I hung up the phone and set out to see Merica. At headquarters no one stopped me till I walked into Merica's private office. Merica looked up with astonishment. The expression on Sergeant Cost's face was also one of amazement, but not for long. A gleam showed in his eyes. 1 followed them to a fat, perspiring man sitting to the right of him. "Meet Carl Prater," said Merica, eying me for effect. He got it. I gave the fat man a double take. He was bald, florid-faced and baggy I under the eyes. "I don't have to teH Mr. Prater who you are," said Merica. "He picked your picttire out of the files." Prat«r reddened stiU inore and nodded. Merica clapped his palms together with an air of finality. "All right, Mr. Prater, tell Jim Marshall what you saw." Prater took a deep breath, drove to the Bidault place this afternoon because 1 wanted to talk to Mrs. Bidault about my vault company, She'd inherited 50 per cent of the stoclc. Just as 1 parked behmd another car already parked there, I heard three shots. 1 ran into the house. The door was unlocked. There was nobody downstairs and I started up the stairway. "I suppose that may seem crazy, as I told you, Inspector Merica, seeing that Mrs. Bidault had just been set free. But I figure* Uke everybody else that she was guilty and I thought maybe she'd shot herself." "A thorough job of suicide,' commented. "Three shots." "Shut up," said Merica. "Go on, Mr. Prater." • • • "T p>STAIRS I saw a dead man on the floor just inside the doorway of one room. Marshall was going through a lady's band bag. He took some money out, turned about and went into a bedroom. He turned away frtam me and didn't see me. I saw him take a watch from a wrist in the bedroom—the wrist kwked Bmp and I figured he had killed both fidrs. Bidault and the other man. I ran downstairs as fast as I OouM without making any noise. "Of course I should luiv« eome here in the first place. But I afraid. This man Marshall is supposed to be very clever, and he works for the cleverest erimiiial lawyer in the state!" "lo the country!" eorrected c voice from the doorway as Star Willianns entered blandly. He smiled benignly at the prespMng Prater and warmly to Merica. Merica eyed him sternly. "This glorified teg-man o( yours bsa stuck his neck out Prator's )uM told about seeing him take the money that was in Rose Bidaalt's handbag and the watch trmn bar dead body. He planted them bott on LaGrange." "So this is Carl Pratcrr saii Star, lookmg down his nose at tb« StiU > perspiring fat man. He SiMt me a sardonic glance. "Yes, this is Mr. Carl Praise,* said Merica. He eyed me eoldljr. "Well. Marshall? Do you admit that you planted the money and watch on LaGrange? 1*11 ba«« t» warn you that anything you say will be used against you. The charge will be tampering witk criminal evidence. Your lawyer knows thafs a crime—" • • • CTAR Chuckled sofUy. "You ara *^ referrmg to those admirable shots Nick Ricardo tooli in e today! Yes, Andy Tanner^has disbarment charges against and made his boast that Fve my last criminal case. Rowceer. Inspector you know bow many times Tanner has made virtually the same threat" Merica nodded. 'Hltere has ta ba a first time tor everything." Star chuckled. "Indeed there % Inspector, including your getttaff called on the carpet for a pwH mature arrest. Do I understand that you are booking Jim far murder?" -I am." -Then," said Star stiffiaf a yawn. "PU have tiin out ea a hatwas corpus in an hour. r«s already phoned Magistrate fteeni and made arrangements (or a has** ing if one should be necessary." Merica eyed Star witk s«^ pressed anger. "I won't nail Marshall en lha murder rap, but I am going to IMM him for tampering with the ae*» denee^ Try and get a corpus en that one!" Star placidly returned gaze. Merica knew ha bad Ite advantage: so did Star. I asM ^ Quickly: "Inspector, do yoo the Frannie Martin ease?" It was as if someoas had Meriea with a pia <Te Be Ciallaasdl

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