Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 14, 1951 · Page 8
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 14, 1951
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THE REGISTER NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JUNE M, 1951 LIQUOR FEE IM WAYNE CO. KEPTAT $5,000 ffpoMd Easlnfl •# License to Hit Bootleggers Deftotcd. FAIRFIELD, June 14 — By a 13 to 7 vote on a secret ballot, the Wayne county Board of Supervisor* have defeated a motion which would have amended the present liquor licensing requirements in the county. ' The present requirements include a $5,000 license fee, closing tavern or liquor store doors at 5 p. m., serving men and women in separate rooms (with a $5,000 li- ceme for each' and the $5,000 payment must be in one lump sum. Supervisor Hal Bradshaw, of Jasper township, introduced an amendment which would have continued the $5,000 license fee but would allow payment of $2,500 aemi-annually and allow the taverns or liquor stores to remain open until 10 p. m. Bradshaw's motion was beaten. finy Be Unconstitatlonal ....The anpervisors .Jieard ..Acting States Attorney Bill Pearce state that the heavy license requirements may l>e unconstitutional. He . cited a recent case where Judge Holt in the Salem circuit held that a similar $5,000 fee was "unreasonable" and "discrimination" and did not fall within the supervisor's IKjwer of "regulation". The judge, on his own motion, ordered the fee cut down to $500. Prior to the present requirement of $5,000, the liquor license here was only $350. The motion originated from the state's attorney's office, which has been faced with the difficult problem of controlling the operation of bootleggers in the county. It is the opinion of that office and Supervisor Bradshaw that such action would tend to end Isootleg- ging in the county. Legalized sale of pacakaged liquor, they reasoned Woaid render bastlegging unprofit- ftble. Wen the license fee such that liquor dealers could afford to pay it, it is understood that there is still only one place in Wayne county — Arrington township — where liquor stores could operate. All other towj^hips and villages are understood to have voted dry . through local option elections. Relief Grants Go Up July 1 * By AtMcitM Prist SPRINGFIELD. 111., June 14 — Monthly grants to 255,000 recipients of public assistance will be raised effective July 1. The Illinois Public Aid Commission said today in a recent price survey. Increased grants will go to the aged, needy, blind, dependent chil- drtn and permantly disabled. The survey showed that since the last adjustment in awards prices of food, clothing and other neces- sitites had risen from 3.9 per cent in McDonnoug^ county to 11 per cent in Will, with nearly half of the counties in the 7 to 8 per cent range. Allowanoei are computed by county OR, the basis of nefed. The ComneUesion periodically reviews their relationship costs of essen. tiel itams. OUR MEN IN SERVICE Marine Pfc. Charles E. Davis of this city arrived in Japan last month and is now with a Marine Detachment at a Naval Air Station in Manila, Philippine Islands, PFC. CHARLES DAVIS His address is: Pfc. Charles E. Davis, 1159222, U. S. M. C, Marine Detachment, U. S. N. S, Navy 961, Box 12, Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, Calif. Pfc. Charles E. Moore, 18, son of Mrs. Nora Moore of 906 south 13th street, is stationed at Camp Stoneman, Calif, awaiting overseas shipment. BIGGEST PUMP IN WORLD STARTS AT COULS DAM IrrigotM Lcn4 Above Rirer Uyel; $300,000,000 PVT. CHARLES MOORE Pvt. Moore was a senior in Mt. Vernon high school at the time of his enlistment in the Army on February 4, 1951. He took his basic training at Camp Breckinridge, Ky. His address is: Pvt. Charles E. Moore, R. A. 17307012, Co. F, Repl. Bn., Camp Stoneman, Calif. James L. Harris, fire control technician, second class, USN, of RFD 1, Waltonville is serving aboard the destroyer USS Massey. During a six-month period of operations along the Korean East Coast, the Massey's guns poured more than 10,000 5-inch shells into the vital transportation center and enemy troop concentrations. Harris entered the Naval servcie in 1944. Hershel E. Campbell, Boilerman, Second Class USN. husband of Mrs. Nadine Campbell of McLeansboro, is serving aboard the landing ship dock USS Whetstone, now oper- COULEE DAM, Wash.. June 14 —Forty-eight states and tw© territories will help this little town today celebrate the starting of a tremendous pump that heralds the development of a million-acre farm center. The pump is the first of a dozen, each 12 times as big as any ever built before. They will feed water from the Columbia river to higher land 60 miles to the south in the Columbia Basin irrigation project Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman, speaking by remote control from his desk in Washington. D. C will give the word for the pump to begin lifting eight million gallons of water per minute 280 feet up the river's bank. As the first water surges up the hillside and into a big canal, 50 jugs of water — each from the 48 states and Alaska and Hawaii- will be poured with it The irrigation project cost $500, 000,000. Swaps 1902 Model Even for New Car By AMMISIMI er«n BEDFORD, Pa., June 14.—An 81-year-old Virginia real estate man halted momentarily here yesterday, cleaned the lone sparkplug in his 1902 Oldsmobile and then rolled on his way again toward Lansing. Mich. William A. Worth, of Petersburg, is jaunting over plains and rugged mountain terrain to Michigan to make an even swap of his antique automobile for a brand new one promised by Genera] Motors. The company offered Worth the same trade in 1947 but he turned it down. ating with the Naval forces off Korea. The Whetstone serves as a mother ship to small vessels of the amphibious forces. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, HI. —Private First Class Calvin B. Randolph of Opdyke, 111. graduated this week from one of the Air Force Communications schools here, it was announced today by Colonel George W. Pardy, base commander. Headquarters of the gigantic Air Traning Command and home of the world's largest communications Scott has trained Pfc. Randolph and thousands of other officers and airmen in the installation and maintenance of electronic equipment used in today's giobal Air Force. Pfc. Randolph, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett M. Randolph, R. R. 1, Opdyke, Illinois, graduated from Mount Vernon IWnship High School and has been on active duty with the Air Force since September 1950. Prior to entering the Scott communications school, Pfc. Randoir* completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. Texas. NO TRAFFIC DEATHS FOR 50 YEARS- CITY WONDERS IF ITS JUST LUCK HOB ART CRACKS DOWN on violators who ignore stop signs on the cit>''s main streets. City Marshal Roy Elklns stops a driver who ran thru one such marker. For a 2nd offense he could be fined $20. »on BY ALVENA ADAMS NEA Special Correspondent H OBART, Okla. — (NEA) — In this age of heavy traffic and mounting highway deaths, the town of Hobart, Okla., holds a unique record. It has never had a traffic death since its incorporation in 1901, a 50-year distinction that National Safety Council says no other American city of more than 5000 can equal. mtmm I- f r LADIES! You Are Inyited to Come into BENOIST BROS. HDWE. and Browse Around.See the Newest in Time Saving Gadgets 35 Patterns of Dishes to Select From! -Prices Ranging From*5.49 for 32-Pc. Set to '103.95 for 54-Pc. Set HOMER LAUCHLIN — JAPANESE NORITAKE — FIESTA ENGLISH ROYAL JACKSON — GERMAN HAVILAND Libby Glassware — Pyrex Revere and Ekco Copper Bottom Ware Mirro and Weorever Aluminum Mirromatic and Presto Pressure Cookers BENOISrS ...The p/oce to Buy Wedding Gifts! BENOIST BROS. HDWE, WEST SIDE OF SQUARE But how Hobart has avoided a traffic death for 50 years is a puzzle, even in Hobart. There are two schools of thought. Both admit that one of the biggest factors is th t Hobart has tough traffic laws and tough enforcement. One group says that's the big reason for the absence of fatalities—that plus a few other factors like wide streets, safe- driving courses and safety-conscious citizens. But there are thos^ who say the city's remarkable record is the result of pure and simple luck. Bruce Wright, an insurance agent and real estate man, sides with the last viewpoint. "We have as many reckless drivers here as in any other town," says Wright. But City Marshal Roy Elkins believes that his strict enforcement of existing laws has a lot to do with the record. He's firm in making drivers observe the six Siop signs placed at the busiest intersections. "At first." he says, "I gave the fellows a chance. But *hat time is past. We're cracking down on them now." * « «> « The "crack-downs" are given newspaper publici y, too; that's part of Elkins' campaign tc warn oi'.er drivers that the law means what it says. The width of the streets—Main street is about 46 feet wide and even residential streets average 36 feet—is also a contributing factor to thi safety of Hobart. The -"itizens make a point of keeping shrubs at residential intersections trimmed low so that drivers have clear vision in all directions. Children in grade school are taught traffic I 'ules. Bicyclists have to obey the laws, too. They GLASSES Dr. J. W. Williomi. O. D. 116 North lOfh St. Mt. Vernon, III. seem to Iik« the idea, and even give the same hand-signals motorists use when they make turns or stop. A hlKh school driving class, in operation for several years, is another cause of the city's safety record. Students learn the correct way to drive in heavy traffic, both day r.hd night, learn how to park najallel and at right angles, and become familiar with all phases of traffic problems. Hobart, through Country Judge Clarence W. Hunter, is tough on drunken drivers. Fines are heavy and second offenders are grounded for keeps. "I'm not going to fool with them," says Hunter "To nae, the drunk driver is as much a criminal as a murderer—in fact, he has the potentialities of a mur- PUBLIC SALE I will sell at public auction in Richview. 111., my cafe and all equipment included. Saturday, June 16th 10:00 A. M. SHARP 1 Crosley Tclevliilon Set 1 L shaped counter, 16' lonx 7 Steel alr-cushloned counter stools New National cash register Homart electric kitchen fan l2 -ca8e Coca-Cola box Restaurant table Electric Coldspot refrlKerator 1 Homart water system 1 New washing machine Other article* too numerous to mention. GARAGE EQUIPMENT 460 gallons of canned oil, 180 irallons anti-freeze. approximately 18 various size new tires. 1 set of tools and chest. Jacks, batteries, electric drill, fan belts, and other artit^lea too numerous to mention. Terms: Cssh. T. B. RUSSELL, Auctioneer WAYNI HAVERKAMP Owner derer, and too often become one when he gets behind the wheel." But despite all the precautions and laws and police, • there are still many around who feel, like Wright, that it takes a good portion of luck to make the record stand up. AUCTION SALE' TUESDAY, JUNE 19 AFTERNOON 2 TO f NIGHT 7 TO 10 P. M. I AT WALTONVILLE Entire stock and (Ixturea •! John Lee's General MerchandiM Store In WaltonvUle. Plotform Scolet Counter Scolet Coffee Grinder Office Desk Gloss Show Coses Shoes Clothing Ho rd wore ^ Groceries Hundreds «f other articles to% numerous to mention. B. E. SMITH, Owner T. B. Russell/Auctioneer 1 4 FATHER'S DAY JUNE 17th PROVE THAT YOUR HEART BELONGS TO DADDY! Show POP that he's mighty POPuIar with his family! Remember, that a little gift goes o long ways in expressing your appreciation of all he does for you! Check this partial list of things that most fathers fancy ... then come and choose the special one to moke YOUR POP feel happy and proud! Broadcloth Pajamas Beautiful Pastel Tones or Striped Broadcloth. $3.98 Swim Trunks Assorted Colors. Both Boxer and Brlel Styles. $2.49 Shirts 'n Shorts Broadcloth Boxer Shorts. 98c each Healthknit Undershirta. 98c each Knit Polo Shirts Largest Array You'll Find Anywhere. Stripes, Solids, Multicolors, Fluorescent Tones. Dress 'n Sport Jackets PlaytwlU and Gabardines. Belted Surcoat or Jacket Style. $7.98 Others rrom |4.98 VALUE nWKED FOR FATHER'S DAY Never before such a smartly priced selection of gifts! All man-picked to please Pad and give him hond- some wear for a long time to come! Choose them today, whileossortments.are still complete. GIFT HANDKERCHIEFS Beautiful White Linen, Boxed Initial Handkerchiefs, Rolled Hems- Box of 3 SUMMER NECKWEAR each $^00 Beautiful Handpainted Ties or Fluorescent Solids. "Select From the Rainbow." DRESS BELTS M50 1 Handsome Leather Belts, Beautifully Appointed Buckles. Choose a Top Grain Cowhide in the Pattern You Desire. DRESS SHIRTS T A White "WINGS" Dress Shirt With the Famous Lifetime Guaranteed Airplane Collar is Unquestionably a Must on Your List For Father. These also come in Solid Pastels If You Prefer. I>|98 DRESS SLACKS M Others to $10.98 Hundreds of Pairs to Choose From in Beautiful Crease-Resistant Summer Gabardines. Select Them Now for Father and Bring in Later if You Wish, For Free Alteration. SUMMER HOSE... S5c Famous "ESQUIRE" Lisles in 6x3 Rib, Argyle Patterns or Sparkling Stripes. GLASSMAN'S

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