Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 15, 1951 · Page 7
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, June 15, 1951
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FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — M7. VERNON, ILLINOIS SOCIETY Lewls -Orcen Marrin ^e Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Lewis of l?Bluford are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Marilyn, to Herman E. Gieon, son of Ivory Green, which took place Tuesday evening, at the home of O. E, Yandell, Mt. Vernon Justice of the Peace, who performed the single ring ceremony at eight o'clock. They were attended by the bridegroom's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs, Earl Henry. For her woddinf;, the bride wore a white suit with navy and white accessories and a corsage of pink f^camations. Mrs. Henry wore a grey suit with blue accessories and her flowers were also pinlc carnations in a corsage. Immediately following the ceremony, an informal reception was held at the homo of the bride's brother, Mr. and Mrs. Warrpn Lewis, attended by members of the tv 'o families and close friends. Mr. and Mrs. Green will make their home in Bluford where both ^ are employed. Q Dance for Teen Ago Group An informal dance for members of the teen age group will bo given at Green Hills Country Club Saturday evening, beginning at eight o 'clock. A juke box will provide music for dancing and a buffet supper will be served. American Legion Auxiliary American Legion Auxiliary, Jef^. ferson Post 141, closed its activi- '^'ties for the summer with a potluck luncheon at the Green Gates Farm, yesterday afternoon, with Mrs. Etha Stover and Mrs. Fern Stover as hostesses. Flag Day was commemorated with a beautiful flag-decorated cake. LeAnn Inskeep and Paulino Taliana, who were selected from the junior class of Mt. Vernon high school to attend Girl State at McMurray College next week, were ^, guests. » Christine Rockenmeyer reported that Ervin Springer, high school ' entry, and Jean Glatz, junior high entry, from Mt. Vernon, had won first prizes for their group in the district fx)ppy poster contests. Their posters will be sent to tlio State convention for entry. The following now officers for the coming year were elected: Ida Hunt, president; Lou Ann Dorothy, first vice president; Helen Ingram, second vice presi- it dent; Nell Black, treasurer: Noma Hooper, chaplain: Eva Henn, sergeant -at-arms; Hanna May Holder, historian. Lou Ann Dorothy, Tda Hunt, Christine Rockenmeyer. Etha Stover and Ruth Allen were elected delegates to the State Convention. Wesley W. S. C. S. The Woman's Society of Christian Service of Wesley Methodist church held an all day mcet- j* ing Tuesday. The morning session was devoted to the study book lesson, "We Seek Him Together," given by Mrs. John Mayfield, and "Christian Vocation" given by Mrs. Clara Groves. A covered dish luncheon was served at noon. Mrs. Chalen Deck, president of the group, opened the afternoon session by leading in group singing. Mrs. E. C. Michels gave the prayer. *l At a short business session, the group voted to raise its pledge and committees were appointed for the coming year. Mrs. I. Bumpus lead the devotional service. The program theme, "to make all lands thine own" was presented by several women. Oriranlzation Meeting A group of women of the Southwest Church fo Christ, met at the ^ church, 26th and Herbert, Tuesday • evening to organize a society for the promotion of missionry and benevolent work. The group chose the name •T )orcas Mission Circle" and officers were elected as follows: president, Mrs. Floyd Groothu's; vice president, Mrs. J. G, Parsons; secretary, Mrs. Francis Witten- bring; and treasurer, Mrs. ,Toe Boner. A constitution, governing the work for fuutre activities were ^ discussed. " A social hour followed the business meeting and refreshments were served by Mi-s. Wilson Williams and Mrs. J. G. Parsons, hostesses for the evening. The next meeting will be held at the chi^rch July 10th. Mrs. Mattie Ryder and Mrs. Wilbern Chapman will serve as hostesses and Mrs. Floyd Groothuis will present the lesson. Rebecca Anderson Circle C' Mrs. Rose Kelley was hostess to the Rebecca Anderson Circle of First Baptist Church at a 12:30 luncheon Tuesday. Mrs. Carol Myers led the devotions. The hostess was assisted by Mrs. Nell Webb and Mrs. Hazel Isaac. Eighteen member's and two guests attended the meeting. Siunmersville Round Dozen Club The Summersville Round Dozen _ Club met with Mrs. Alice Maxoy, • 321 north Seventh sti'cet, Wednesday, with Mrs. Ollie Melton as co-hostess. Guests at the meeting were Mrs. Emma Gossage, Mrs. J. L. Johnson, Mrs. R. S. Young and Mrs. Vernon Maxey. Also present were charter members, Mrs. Effie Partridge, Mrs. Anna Liebengood, Mrs. Maxey and Mrs, Lula Parsons. ' Mrs. Eva McCauley, Mrs. Neva Bradford and Mrs. Lois Clark, 3 whose birthdays occur in May and June, entertained by giving short stories of> their lives. The next meeting will be a picnic at the City Park. July 11. Vacation Bible School To Give Final Program The final program and demon- stratios of the Daily Vacation Bible school of the Church of the Nazarene, will be held this evening at 7 :30 o'clock, % District m, Home Bureau District HI of Jefferson County Home Bureau met at the Camp Gppund Church Thursday evening MT.V. GIRLS GOING TO GIRLS STATE Leann Inskeep Pauline Taliana WOMEN TODAY BY DOROTHY ROE Aasocfated Press Women's Editor Miss Leann Inskeep), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Inskeep, and Miss Pauline Taliana, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Taliana, juniors at Mt. Vernon High School have been selected by Jefferson • Unit No. 141, American Legion Auxiliary, in cooperation with Principal Art Milward, to attend the eleventh session of lUini Girls State which will again be held at MacMurray College, Jacksonville, from June 19 to 27. Over 400 girls will be enrolled this year, chosen from among the junior Students of Illinois high schools, for their outstanding leadership, character, courage, honesty, cooperative ability and scholastic standing. During her three years at Mt. Vernon High School, Miss Inskeep has been on the honor roll and has been a first chair French horn player in both band and orchestra, taking part in district and state music contests, both as soloist and In ensemble. She has been a member of the student council each year and has been chosen associate editor of next year's Vernois News. Miss Inskeep is also active in 4-H Club work and in Sunday school and church work. Miss Taliana is a varsity cheer leader and physical education leader at Mt. Vernon High School. She is a member of the Girl's Athletic Association and is baseball manager for the association. Miss Taliana was a member of the cast of the .junior class play. The purpose of Illinl Girls State is to provide citizenship training for Illinois girls, to afford them an opportunity to live together as self governing citizens and to become informed about the duties, privileges, rights and re- sopnsibilities of American citizenship in order that they may understand and participate in the functioning of our government. The girls selected will live In a miniature state patterned after the state of Illinois and following Illinois governmental procedure as closely as possible. Girls State exemplifies the two party system, although they have no connection or reference to the existing political parties. The program is political in that it teaches the functions of political parties in our national life, and is entirely free from partisan propaganda. The two parties are the Federalist and Nationalist. The citizens create the government units—city, county and state —elect officials and conduct the affairs' of government. They study government in action to stimulate the interest that all citizens should take in respective government. The governmental pattern will consist of 12 counties and 24 cities. The staff will include 24 counselors, all former Girl Staters, in addition to the administrative and educational staff members; Miss Wilma Burke of Westville, last year's Illini Girls State Governor and other elected state officials, will serve until the 1951 officers are elected and have taken their oath of office. Mrs. Lou Ann Dorothy, Unit President, states that the morning sessions of Illini State will be given to instructions in government as it functions in Illinois and the election of city, county and state officers. Extra curricular activities will include music appreciation and parliamentary procedure. Afternoon sessions will include classes in vocational training, public speaking, forum sessions and swimming. On the evening schedules are gay recreational programs, city and county affairs, a dance, banquet, and. special informal get-togethers. On Sunday morning each ci>.I^5n and staff members will go to the church of her religious belief. On Sunday evening, a chapel* service will be held on the MacMurray Campus. Visits to the State Capitol in Springfield and historical spots in and around the city are on the agenda. DON'T BE SVBPBISEO if the U.S. colleges add a new course to the standard curriculum one day soon. Biggest opportunity for the current crop of college graduates is in government work, say School Placement Bureau heads. Uncle Sam, it seems, is bombarding our institutions of higher learning with requests for bright young men and women to join the army of federal employes already in harness. The catch is that many of the most attractive jobs require Civil Service examinations, and that this year's crop of graduates, especially the girls, have turned up a distressingly low percentage of passing grades. AT VASSAB COLLEGE, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., for instance, approximately lOO girls out of this year's graduating class of 309 took Civil Service examinations to apply for government jobs, but only four or five were rated "eligible", says Miss Zit Thornberry, Placement Bureau head. This is Uncle Sam's way of telling the kids they passed—or flunked. At Smith College, in Northhampton, Mass., the average was about the same, says Miss Alice Davis, in charge of the job-finding department. Miss Ruth Houghton, head of the Placement Bureau at Barnard College, New York, says that of the current graduating class of 207 girls, 35 took Civil Service examinations and only two passed. » • « THE GIRLS WHO are declared "eligible" go to work in government agencies at a starting salary of $3,100 a year, are encouraged to become "career girls" in government. The Civil Service Division in Washington told me, though a spokesman,,, that 14,100 seniors in U. S* colleges and universities took the junior management exam this year, and that of this number only 721 were declared "eligible." Of these, 56 were girls. It was explained, however, that the so-called "J. M. A." test was intended to be, difficult, as the government wanted to get only the cream of the 1951 gi-ai^uating crop for these extra-special jobs, described broaoly as "government administrative work." PERSONAL Moss Threlkeld of Tulsa, Okla. will arrive tomorrow for a short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Threlkeld. Mr. and Mrs, Donald E. Price have returned from Oklahoma City, Okla. Elmer Parrish has returned to his home in Fair Dealing, Mo. after visiting relatives in this city. His aunt, Mrs. Emma Gossage accompanied him home for a visit Mrs. Correne Dutton and son, Donald, of New Philadelphia, O.. have arrived for a visit with her sisters, Mrs. J. Blaine Marlow, and Mrs. Gladys Dennis. George Jaquith has returned to his home in Park Ridge, 111. after being the guest of Haines Hawkins, Major and Mrs. Richard Long and little daughter, Leone, of Princeton, N. J. are visiting Mrs Long's mother, Mrs. Leone Threlkeld. Clem Deck 6f St. Louis was a bu.«;'ness visitor here yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hertenstein are vacationing at Rockaway Beach, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. George Bovard are attending a convention in Chicago this weekend. Mrs. Luty Hawkins and son. Haines, .snent yesterday in Centralia. They were accomnanied to Mt. Vernon by Mrs. Hawkins' sister. Mrs. Martha Havs, who will snnnfl fhp vvp''''-p»^d here; Mrs. C. J. Badtrer and Mrs. L. H. Gaston are ni Jacksonville this week attending the Illinois Home Bureau Federation Organization and Citizens Conference, being held at MacMurrav College. Mrs. Badeer and Mrs. Gaston are repre- .sentinp Jefferson County at the meeting. Owen Martin Heen has arrived for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Lester Henn. 612 south 24th street. He was graduated from Bradley University Monday evening, receiving a degree in accounting from the College of Commerce there. While a student at the University, he was a member of the Bradley Association of Accounting and the Bradley Square Campus Club. He has accented a position with the Inland Steel Company and will renort to their office at Indiana Harbor, Ind., July 2. Mrs. Lester Shell, who underwent dental surgery yesterday at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, was removed to her home at 2409 Loeran street today. Mr, and Mrs. H. S. Bailey and daughters. Linda and Martha, of Denver, Colo., are visiting Mrs. •Railey's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ali^a Marlow and other relati\;es. Jack Jarrell has been called to Macomb, 111., by the death of his sister, Mrs. Frank Horn, the for­ me Pefrl Jarrell. , Ray E. Parsons, son of the Rev. J. G. Parsons, who formerly was a jeweler in Kansas City, has moved to Clearwater, Minn., where he is employed by the Yale Lock Company. He visited in Mt. Vernon recently enroute to his new position. Carl Murphy, en route from his home in Detroit, Mich., to Mexico City, Mexico, paid a brief visit to his grandmother, Mrs. Martha Dare in this city Tuesday. He will attend a two months session of summer school and study Spanish. TO CELEBRATE 90TH BIRTHDAY CAST SELECTED FOR DU QUO MUSIC CAMP MUSICAL C —(Ritchie Studio—Centralia) Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hawkins of Donoho Prairie will celebrate their birthdays with a basket dinner at their home, Sunday. Mr. Hawkins will observe his ninetieth birthday June 19, Mrs. Hawkins was eighty-five May 28 but no special celebration was held then. They have been married 65 years and have lived at their present address for the past 50 years. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins live alone on their farm home and do all their own chores. They are both in good health and quite active, taking part in activities at the Christian Church. They have six children: Mrs. Phoebe Blankenship of Kell; Mrs. Tavey Floyd of Leroy; Mrs. Mona Clark of Mt. Veriibn; Farris, Lytle, and Pavey Hawkins, all of luka. Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins are inviting all their friends and relatives to come and help them celebrate their birthdays. 4-H NEWS with 82 members and guests in attendance. Mrs. Agnes Donham, chairman, had charge of the program for the evening. • Miss Anna Betty Huck, Jefferson County Home Adviser, gave the major lesson, "homemaking can be interesting." She stressed that the role of homemaking is the most important position from the standpoint of successful family living and the promotion of harmony and adjustment in society. "As are the homes of our nation, so is our nation," the speaker stated. Mrs, Florence Tate- and Mrs. Lillian Meyers of the Field Unit gave the minor lesson, "refreshing summer drinks." They stressed originality and imagination in pre paring summer tieverages. A va- riptv of attractive methods of preparing drinks and garnishes was exhibited. Mrs. Opal Gowler, of the Camp Ground Unit, in costume, gave several humorous readings. Mrs, Wilma Hanes, county recreational director, led the group in songs throughout the evening. She was accompanied by Mrs. Helen McManus at the piano. Holland Family Reunion Members of the Holland family will hold a reunion at Mt. Vernon City Pai^, beginnnig at ten o'clock Sunday morning. A basket dinner will be served at noon and relatives and friends are invited to attend. 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ISth St. or Phone 3108 tor an appointment In your home ILLINOIS VOCALISTS triumphed in the tryouta for leada in the Egyptian Music Camp production of Victor Herbert 's musical comedy, "Naughty Marietta." The three major roles have been chosen from 45 young people of top musical ability from several states. After two days of tryouts conducted by R. Paul Hibbs. producer of the show, and W. H Beckmeyer, director of music, a Marietta was chosen from a long list of hopefuls. By the first day of camp, the field of candidates for Marietta had narrowed down to three young ladies. Carolyne Larson, a tall attractive blonde soprano from Elmhurst, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, is cast in the role of the vivacious Countessa Marietta D'Altena. Carolyne is a 17 year old high school senior. John Cobb, an outstanding sandy-haired tenor from LaSalle, Illinois, has the role of,the dashing Captain Richard Warrington. Cobb was outstanding in his first audition. His voice could be compared to many professionals. His range and tone quality far exceeds that of a high school student. The versatile senior is undertaking his third operetta lead. He previously has played in Victor Herbert's "Fireflies," and Rudolf Friml's "Sweethearts." This music opera is, of course, his biggest responsibility to date. « * • • THE HANDSOME, double character of the rogueish Etienne Grandet, alias Bras Pique is handled by Bill Watkins of San Jose, Illinois. Watkins, a 17 year old baritone, was chosen from a large group of young men because of his dramatic ability, stage presence, and great personality. Producer Hibbs, principal of the DuQuoin High School and a well- known speech instructor, is working with Beckmeyer, director of music at Mt. Vernon Hl|h Sdtaoi to place on the •pedow ovUdw* stage at Du Ctuofn tiw l«fie«t music opew tvtr to tie pnkhkedl in this area. AVTHENTIO STAQJB pTOpe ar* being designed and built by Clarence Hurt, Du Quoin itrofcsalonal sign painter and stage manager. Hurt has had many years experience in stage work. Hia brother, the late Marlln Hurt, was originator of the famous Beulah show. A cast of 125 young men and women from . itatM makca this production another first in South- em Illinois. Never before has a musical of this caliber been attempted with this type of a cast at the music camp. All of the members of the cast are young amateurs, but their enthusiasm has been well exhibited during the two days of intense practice. • . • • • VICTOR HERBERT reached his peak with the completion of this musical comedy which In* eludes such favorites as, "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," "I 'm Falling in Love With Someone," and the Ulting "Italian Street Song." Tickets for this production may be purchased by writing to Egyptian Music Camp, Du Quoin, Illinois. Reserved seats arv $1J20 and general admission, $1.00. 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