Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 20, 1951 · Page 13
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

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f WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS ^ - * * i KED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER ^•VB M<<PE A y THIS SORT OP THING UPSETS VOUR Pt ^Ce FOR VOU I AUNT PHVLLI5 TERRIBLVl VOU'RE M OUR MEWtT5-\. NOT TO MENTION THE SU&3ECT SIWEMVOU EVERV-^r-7 AGAIMl THIM6 A BOH COULP WISH~. AMP WOW VOtfRE •WWE5KK." THE OROIS! WE'RE TAWMS VOU/ OH.GO^H! ON «V LONG TR.(P / A/ MAVBE I WOULDN'T TAKE IT SO HARP. CARLOTTA* WORDS TO DON HADN'T BEEN TO CALL LAZ</ ffUITTERI j.;p;S; 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Lyon gave a dinner party to a number of young ladies at their home on Taylor avenue yesterday in honor of their daughter, Mrs. Lena Lyon Pollocl<, of Avalon, Fla. Mrs, C. H. Fatten returned last night from Louisville where she has been attending the supreme lodge Knights of Honor. 40 YEAKS AGO TODAY While driving from Mt. Vernon to her home northwest of the city Mrs. Norman Piercy and child were thrown from the buggy when the horse became frightened at an automobile and ran away. John Leo Warner and Nina Hutchison were united in marriage at the First M. E. church parsonage last evening. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY W. S. Easton, general freight and passenger agent of the W. C, and W. Railroad, has resigned and will go to Riverside, Calif., where he has a fine railroad position. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY Arthur Long, who is a member of the Mt. Vernon police force, has been notified that ho and his brother and sisters are heirs to a $40,000 estate left by an aunt in England. The city council has declared the old livery stable on Jordan street between Eighth and Ninth streets to be a public nuisance. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Miss Beatrice Geneva Hayden died this morning at four o'clock at the family home, 212 south 6th street, with typhoid fever. The wedding of Dwight Taylor of East St. Louis and Miss Grace M. Maxey of this city was solemnized at four o'clock yesterday afternoon at the First M. E. Church. m. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. G. E. Willis, mother of E. E. Willis of this city, died this morning at the family home in Enfield. George Reeder of Mt. Vernon, 1929 champion, yesterday eliminated Don McCallister of Carmi, defending champion, in the semi- fials of the southern Illinois golf tournament at the West Frankfort Country Club. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY John Cave was confined to his home OH south 17th street today with injuries received late yesterday when he attempted to alight from an L. and N. freight train in the east yards. State highway patrolmen from three southern Illinois districts will open a two-day session at the National Guard rifle range north of Mt. Vernon Monday morning. About 90 officers are expected to attend. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Miss Julia Black and Philip Evans were married Thursday evening at 5:30 in Florida. Ralph Fenton, Jr., of this city, who joined the U. S. Army, August 1, 1939, is in the Medical Corps in the Hawaiian Islands. Burglars who used a piece of brick to break the plate glass window at the Gift Chest Jewelers store, 920 Main street, about 3:30 a. m. today, escaped with seven or RUTH MILLET! By RUTH MILLETT N E A Staff Writtr OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE OUT OUR WAY HUSBANDS TAKE A BEATING IN CLOSET SQUEEZE PLAY' There's just something about women that makes them hate to see a husband take up any closet space. Whatever a man stores away in a closet is usually referred to as junk" by his otherwise loving wife. And it doesn't make any difference how many closets the woman has for her own hoarding, either. A friend recently showed me through her beautiful new dream house, in which her husband had allowed her to suit herself about everything, including plenty of closets. Her own bedroom closet was a small room with builtrin racks for low-heeled shoes, high-heeled shoes handbags. There were special racks for skirts and blouses. But before we were through with our tour of inspection we came to a small hall closet and the friend said: "Here's a closet I meant to use for extras. But Bill already has it filled full of his junk." IT'S NO USE FIGHTING, MEN That's when I decided that there is nothing a husband can do to win the right to a little extra closet space in his own home. Let a woman build a house to suit herself — with all the closet space she ever dreamed of — and she is still outraged if Papa moves BY WILLIAMS any of his "junk" into an extra closet. A woman always has plans for a closet — even an empty closet, Those plans never, never include any of Papa 's "junk." When a woman says: "If I ever build another house, I'm going to have plenty of closets," she" means plenty for all the things she values In a woman's dream house there is never an extra closet for Papa's "junk." ' eight men 's wrist watchet valwkl at about $250. Mr. and Mrs.' Max Cornick announce the marriage of their daughter, Elaine to Jerome Lee Glassman of Benton, which took place in St. Louis this morning. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Joe Louis knocked out Billy Conn in the 8th round at Yanltcw Stadium last night, retaining tht heavyweight championship of tht world, Sidney Hirons, Jefferson county superintendent of schools, returned last night from a three d»y meeting of Illinois School superintendents at the University of IIU- nois. * Jefferson county was sued today for a $335 debt. The plaintiff company claims it sold the coun^ a five ton hoist and it has BOt been paid. SIDE GLANCES BY GALIRAltH "Not much n«w»—I didn't h«ar a bit of goM^p^jfi beauty aliop today thrl I wantad to baiiava!** KItUR'S PACE 8y WmS LONG eo0naGm mt BY MEA SCRVICE. MC XXVIl CTAB WILLIAMS had a pack of *^ some kind on his left eye and I could see by the skin around the edges that he had a beautiful shiner. He looked up and groaned, "You better read over the World Wide reports." He handed them to me. "Paul Waltz is coming in shortly." The first item concerned Carl Prater's moventents. He had visited Dave Grafton's office and had later followed him to a restaurant where his jdinner companion • had been J. J. McNamara, the criminal lawyer. Afterwards Prater had gone to police headquarters, left after about Sve minutes and gone to a movie. He retiirned to headquarters afterwards and remained there till I showed up. The second report was on Frannie Martin, nee Abigail Crunch, 24. There were measurements which all added up meant she was a slim blonde of medium height. She had a brother, Nathaniel Crunch, a barber in Columbus, • Ohio, and a sister Mabel. "Frannie Martin was mur: dered." I told Star. "There's a confession floating around, Sonya ; says." "At least there was one," Star 's smile broadened, till he winced from pain from his shiner. "While we're waiting lor Waltz, here are the names of two business partners in Valleyville, upstate. I want you to interview these men —ask them if they ever knew a chorus girl named Frannie Martin. They'll answer 'No.'" The names on tlie paper were David D. Brayton and George Esplin. "If you know the answer, why send me 100 miles to ask the question?" "Never mind why. It's a very important assignment." About all that resulted from Paul Waltz's visit was a decision to take the tail off Carl Prater. It had paid dividends in showing that Prater lied about driving arovmd after he saw me at the Bidault place after the LaGrange shooting, but Star said it "was no longer necessary. Then Star gave me expense money for the trip to Valleyville. As I started to go, I said: "This wild goose chase is your idea, not mine. If you never find out who killed Barney Bidault, don't blame me." Star's brows lifted in some astonishment. "I've found out who killed old Barney, all right. Now hurry to Valleyville and maybe you'll be back in time for the arrest." BRAYTON and Mr. Esplin ran a funeral parlor In Val­ leyville. Mr. Brayton acted as if he were going to drop dead and Mr. Esplin was cool, but neither had ever heard of a La Jolla Club chorus girl named Frannie Martin. Then I stopped at a florist shop and spent 20 bucks of my expense money for flowers for a character named Jeff Wingfield, -who was lying in state at the parlor. I had Star Williams' name put on the card. I drove 80 miles homeward without a beer, but enough is enough. It was 5:30, and I'd made good time when I pulled off at a wayside bar. My coat was off by then, as well as my shoes. I pulled on the latter, but the coat was toe much. As I reached down to tie my shoes I saw the .380 in its holster. As an afterthought I removed the gun and stuck It into my trouser pocket. It wouldn't go all the way in till I stood up out of the car. I transferred my wallet from my inside coat pock^ to my hip pocket and went tn for that loaf overdue beer. It was a cheery, cool place, with a cute barmaid. I had just flnisbad i my beer and my eyes fell oa a copy of an afternoon papar lytag upon the bar. The banner headline said a war> rant for Star's arrest had bean la- sued on a . charge of tampariaf with state's evidence and praeoiy ing a verdict by fraud. My picture alsq was in tte paper, and the Fountain Parhway shooting was treated' aeparateUr from the news about Star. I alas noticed a small item about an at« tempted burglary at the ottce oC the Prater company. The watchman had been Imocked tincen- scious several minutes but apparently nothing was'mis^f. "I swung and caught bin a foodr one in the eye," said the watchman, Meryle M. Sprague, tfl, "thaa he hit me with a bUckJaek." Ha said he could identify Ms attadnr, although the light was bad. T HAD a good laugh. I woodeiad *• if Star Williams really had uaad a blackjack. At least I knew whare he had gotten his shiner. "Who ya laughin* at, buddy?" The character, a newcomer, «at on a bar stool a few feet away. "The tunnj papers. paL Tea mind?" "Yeah, I mind."* The dharaetar moved drunkenly toward me. He was medium-sized, but hard- looking. The cute barmaid said: 'We trouble, mister. Go on back aa4 sit down!" "Nobody laughs at me! I'm fo*- na show this punk a leKon!** I saw that he wasnt just talking. I slipped off my stool Just la time. The character almost caufbt me with his first one, for It eema with a professional speed I hadft counted on. I knew then h waa no drunk pitching punches at mik .and I knew I was in for sema- thing really serious. I hsari a movement behind ma and than I edged out, away from the bar grabbing my ampty betUa aa I did so. I was just in timt. I recognized at eaee tht mm who had come in back o< aie, II was the man who had drivaa Jka truck in Fountain Paikwar Mi who had visited 99 Wftamgm. with Nanabawo night before.

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