Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 18, 1951 · Page 5
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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1951 THE REGISTER NEWS - MT VERNON, H.HNOI$ DEAR OLD DAD IS NOW JUST YESTERDAY'S HERO By HAL BOVLR AP Stuff Writer ....NEW YORK — Dear old Dad woke up in millions of homes today to his usual morning anthem — the alarm clock. He turned it off sleepily and rolled over for a few last fast winks, hen he looked over at the other twin bed and saw the matronly rebuke forming in the eyes of his wife. « * « « "GE UP," SAID DEAR OLD MOM pitilessly, "and start earning us a living." Dear old Dad started to an.swer back, but decided silence was the better part of valor. He arose yawned, pawed his way feebly into his robe and stomped to the bathroom, he door was closed. He banged on it impatiently. "Go away," said tiie small voice of his son. "I'm washing." Dear old Dad stomped back and sat on his bed and waited. He heard the bathroom door open, but by the time he got to^t the door had closed again. He banged on it. "Well, after all, puh-h-h-lcase!" said the small icy voice of his daughter. "I'm Jate for work," he said. "Hand me out my shaving gear." DEAR OLD DAD then stomped out to the kitchen and washed and sheved himself by braille, cutting himself only twice. While he was scraping away the burnt surface on his breakfast toast, sister said: "Daddy dear, can I have an extra dollar, pretty please?" "What for?" he demanded crcss- ly. "What'd you do with your allowance?" "I had to spend it for an extra special occasion," she said. And he understood at once what she meant—her present to him of the day before. "I need a buck, too," broke in Junior. "Same reason." "Oh, don't be so grumpy with the children, dear," said his wife. "Give it to them. And I'll need a little myself. The dinner out yesterday took the last of my household expense money." * * * * DEAR OLD DAD emptied his pockets and divided the contents. "That leeaves me twenty cents for* busfare and four bits for lunch," he announced. Dear old Dad went back to his bedroom and finished dressing. When he bent to kis.s his daughter goodbye, she cried tearfully: "Why, Daddy dear, what are you doing with the same old necktie on?" "Of all things!" his wifee chimed in indignantly. "Yeah," said Junior. "Don't you even remember yesterday at all?" Dear old Dad tromped back to the closet. He took out the necktie his wife had given him, The necktie sister had given him, and the necktie Junior had given him. He wound all three around his neck and tied them into a knot. * « * * THE MEMBERS of his family took this gesture of unity in silence. Each gave him a goodbye kiss that reproached him for his forgetfullness. As dear old Dad plodded off to work, pondering the boys of parenthood, a young puppy owned by his neighbors crept up behind him and nipped him in one calf. Dear old Dad reached down and grabbed the young dog. Quickly he looked both ways. There was no one in sight. Then, with a look of utter and complete pleasure, dear old Dad put one of the puppy's rear legs between his teeth and bit down sharply. He let the dog go, and it ran away, yelping in surprise. "Just 364 more days unitl Father's Day," said dear old Dad cheerfully. He walked on whistling a man at peace with the world. Sentence Marshal Petain to Hospital By Aiioclsted Prcii PARIS. June 18. — President Vincent Auriol has commuted the life imprisonment sentence of Marshal Henri Philippe Petain to permanent confinement in a hospital—but Petain may never be moved from the military prison in Ide D'Yeu. The president announced the decision yesterday a few minutes after the polls closed in France's national elections. The decision to change the sentence of the World War I hero of Verdun was reached June 8, but kept a secret to avoid political repercussions. Petain, now 95, is so ill that doctors report he cannot be lifted from his bed, according to the marshal's wife. The order may, do nothing more than change the administration of the fortress on the He D'Yeu from a military prison to a military medical service. Petain, convicted of treason after World War II for his part in the Vichy government which ruled France after the Nazi victory, thus technically will die in a hospital rather than in a prison. PESKY PESTS There are said to be some 6000 different kinds of insect pests, which take a trenmedous annual toll from the food supply of the world. Specializing in Farm Sales Furniture and Real Estate at Auctions. Sales. Corl KraaU, Auctioneer Phone 86F12 UUIn or Phone 3414, Mt. Vernon, III. NOTICE Submit sealed bids for Janitor and bus driver, separately or combined, to Walter Piercy, Route 5, Mt. Vernon, oi or before June 22. BOARD OF EDUCATION ROME COM. CONS. WANTED! ^ a chance to protect yon from crime losses! Crooks are always busy — and they're getting busier, according to the FBI. Maybe tonight you'll be host to an unwelcome visitor. 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