Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 21, 1951 · Page 4
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Man Accused of Murder Kidnaps Detroit Woman CHICAGO, June 21—rearch for an «x-convict who abducted a woiMti while fleeing from Michigan on a murder charge turned to Chicago today. Detectives searcned hotels and traniit terminals for Warren Lee frwln, 27, who abducted 42-year- 3ld Doris Myers in Detroit, Mich., Tuesday night and drove her through five states. She escaped from her abductor yesterday morning in Durant, la. Irwin is wanted on a warrant rtiarging he murdered Mrs. Adeline Shagena, 37, of Pontiac, Mich. June 6. Federal Bureau of Identification agents said yesterday that the car in which the ex-convict kidnaped Miss Myers had been found at a imall Davenport, la., airport. FBI agents said the car's driver, identified as Irwin, had chartered a light plane and had flown to Chicago, where he arrived at the Municipal Airport early yesterday ifternoon. Large Roll of Bills Imin, authorities said, was wearing blUe denim trousers, a tan shirt, and black shoes. He paid for the flight by peeling money from a large roll of bills. Mt. V. Residents To Attend Civil Defense Course At the request of the Illinois Office of Civil Defense, a training course in mass care will be offered by the American Red Cross at the junior high school in Harrisburg on Friday, June 22 from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The experience of the Red Cross Disaster Services wlil be used as background fop the training conference. Leaders from city and county governmental groups are invited to attend, as well as health and welfare workers. Management and supervision of shelters, feeding and clothing will be outlined and discussed from a civil defense standpoint. Father John E. Gill, chairman of the local Red Cross chapter urges all persons interested in assisting on civil defense to contact the local chapter office regarding plans to attend, the mass care training conference. The course will be given by Arthur Jones, GSeneral Field Representative, THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1951 TV'S CREATING A SHORTAGE OF MIDGETS IVOR, ELSIE AND GEORGE: Troubles- ing„ food. -crowds, cloth- Little Egypt Is Picking Apples ' By Assoei«t*il Prets CARBONDALE. 111., June 21.— Ultaiois' apple harvest is. on. A 3,645,000 bushels Illinois crop fo^;1951 was forecast today by the Illinois Fruit Council. This cdm- pares with a 4,100,000 bushel crop for 1949. Council Secretary Harvey Hartline said apple trees' two year production cycle made the 1949 output comparable rather than the 1950 figure. The first of the summer apples —^Transparents—are being picked In southern Illinois and their harvest will end next week. Thereafter the other summer varieties Mrtll be harvested in this order: DurJiess, South Carolina Summers, Williams Red, and Wealthy. The summer crop was guessed In advance as 550,000 bushels. Free-Movies at City Park Friday Tne outdoor movies will be shown at the Mt. Vernon city park tomorrow night, it was announced today by the Park Board. The movies, in the main part of the park area, will begin at 8:00 o'clock. Park Board officials said the movies are made possible by the cooperation and financial help of Mt. Vernon merchants. Dr. Thompson Is Resting Well Dr. Harry G. Thompson, Mt. Vernon physician, was reported nreating well at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis today. 1 Dr. Thompson was taken to the hospital by ambulance yesterday. While he is resting, he is not allowed visitors. His wife, Mar- |[aret, is with him. The star of Alpha Orionis sends more heat to the earth than any other star. 4- jf » BY RICHARD KLEINER NEA Staff Correspondent klEW YORK — (N.E.A.) — Definitely no pun intended, but there is a shortage of midgets these days. And it's all on account of that old electronic debbil, television. Between appearing in production numbers and coming on in costume for commercials, midgets are almost as big in TV as the low-cut dress. So, for small people like George Day, Ivor Boden and Elsie Schultz, times are good. George is three-foot-ten. Elsie an even four feet, and Ivor towers two inches over the four-foot mark. The three of them, are about to em- hark on a new stunt—playing three bear cubs named Dandy, Handy and Candy. Being tiny isn't such a hard life, the three insist. In the first place, things are always looking up. And it's easy to choose a career, since most midgets automatically go into show business in one form or another. Finding jobs wasn't always eassy, but TV changed that. George, Ivor and Elsie have played rabbits, kittens and other forms of diminutive animal life. The two men—George is 39 and Ivor, 36—have sung, danced and for many years were in an acrobatic troupe. All of them maintain that being small is no handicap to being happy. Elsie is a pleasant-looking 50, happily married with two regular-sized daughters and a new grandchild. George and Ivor say they get a great kick out of living, and miss none of life's pleasures. "It's very simple," says George. "If we can't reach something, we just puU over a chair or a box and climb on it." But there are three things that give them trouble—crowds, clothing and food. Crowds, especially a crowded elevator, can be brutal for a small person. They got jammed up against belt buckles and brief cases and tortured by elbows and women's purses. The New York subway in rush hour is like a torture chamber to a midget. Clothing presents a different sort of problem. The men- say they can use boys' shoes, hat and, with alterations, shirts. But boys suits aren't cut stylishly enough for them, so they have to have their suits made to order. Elsie says she can get away with wearing girls' coats, but doesn't look well in a little girl's dress at her age. She's given up wearing high-heel shoes; they had to be made to order, and cost too much. * * * * As for food, eating out is a problem. If they order a regular dinner, they can't finish it. Their stomachs are scaled to their size. So they either waste a lot, or else order a sandwich and let it go at that. Elsie, who keeps house, has one other problem. Everything in her home is normal-sized, except her kitchen sink and stove. She had to have them cut down "otherwise I'd be hopping up on chairs all the time and never get my housework done." They all say they're not sensitive about their size, and joke about it even among themselves. Mattress Burns, Mt.V, Home Is Damaged by Smoke Fire destroyed a mattress and caused considerable smoke damage at 4:13 p. m. yesterday at the home of Marshall Eldridge, 913 sonxh 20th street. Firemen who exinguished the blaze ssaid that the fire was confined to the mattress. Cause of the fire was not determined, they said. Orders Carload of Christmas Snow By Associated Press MIAMI, Fla., June 21. — The Little River Commerce Association has placed an order for a carload of real snow to celebrate next Christmas. D. D. Smith, executive secretary, said he ordered a carload of snow from Hazard, Ky., to be used as part of the celebration. The snow will be gleaned from the m.ountains and sent here so the youngsters can have real snowballs at a Christmas party. Sailor Born Here Dies From Burns A young sailor who was born in Mt. Vernon was buried with full military honors Monday at the Great Lakes Naval hospital. He was Doris Francis Brown, SN, USNR, Milwaukee sailor who died May 13 at Yokosunka, Japan Naval hospital of severe burns received following an explosion aboard the USS Bairoko, an aircraft carrier escort. Seaman Brown was the husband of Kathleen Brown of Milwaukee and the father of a three-year-old daughter. He was born May 22, 1923 in Mt. Vernon. He enlisted in the Navy in 1946 and was a veteran of World War II. The services were held at the Great Lakes Naval hospital chapel, Chaplain Henry F. Maxwell officiating. THE WEATHER U.S. Casualties Mount to 73,604 By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 21 — Announced U. S. battle casualties in Korea have reached 73,604, including 10,833 killed in action. The Defense Department yesterday announced these figures, based on notifications to next of kin through June 15. The total represented an increase of 3,2S7 in a week. That was the sixth largest weekly increase since the start of hostilities. The figures do not include non- battle casualties — men out of action for such reasons as illness. By Assoeiittd Pr >fs CHICAGO, June 21 — Summer is being ushered in officially with a lot of rain in the middle west. Showers and thundershowers oc- cured last night over tlie central plains and lower Mississippi valley, and in some points of the northern Rockies and Nevada. Several Kansas weather stations reported more than an inch of rain in six hours. The rainfall is moving eastward and is expected to spead into the eastern part of the north central states tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures are summer-like in most areas. « * * « THE SUMMEK SOLSTICE, which officially ushers in summer, will occur at 12:25 a. m. (EST) tomorrow. That's the time when the sun is at its northernmost point, and then it starts back southward. Today and tomorrow are the longest days of the year. , Funeral for First Korean War Victim By Associated Press BECKLEY, W. Va., June 21 — A military funeral will be held here Sunday for 19-year-old Pvt. Kenneth Shadrick, the first American infantryman to die fighting for the United Nations in Korea. He was cut down by a burst of machinegun fire from a North Korean tank near Sojong last July 5 — just 10 days after the Reds invaded South Korea. BIRTHS Power Service Here Disrupted Electricity service to approximately 25 homes in the neighborhood of Tenth and Maple was disrupted at 9:20 last night wlien a falling limb knocked out two primary lines. Illinois Power Company officials said that the lines were repaired and service restored in a little over an hour. Mr. and Mrs, Bill Funkhouser, 1314 Herbert street, are the parents of a son. born at Jefferson Memorial Hospital last evening at 8:27 p. m. The little boy, who weighs si.x pounds, 5% ounces, has not been named. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Lester Henn of Carlyle, 111. are the parents of a daughter born June 18 at St. Mary's Hospital in Breeze. She weighed six pounds and has been named Nancy Elizabeth. Mr. Henn' is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Henn of Mt. Vernon. Civil Defense Bill Is Passed By Atseciattri Pr«u SPRINGFIELD, III, June 21.— The Illinois senate today completed passage of the civil defense bill, which advances to Governor Stevenson's desk. It was approved unanimously. The bill would give the governor extensive emergency powers for 30 days in the event of hostile attack or declaration of war. The legislature would have to be summoned into emergency session, unless it was meeting at the time. The bill provides for putting the temporary civil defense planning agency on a permanent footing. Local governments would have to form their own civil defense units, and could levy a tax up to 25 cents a resident to support them. An appropriation for paying expenses of the state agency originally called for $500,000 but was cut to $200,000. It has been okayed by the senate and is awaiting house passage. Woman Trapped 20 Hours in Bathtub By AssecUtod Prist PASADENA. Calif., June 21 — Ever spend 20 hours in a bathtub ? Msr. Jo Ann Clark did. It wasn't by choice. The 61-year-old woman slipped and sprained her ankle while trying to get out of the tub. And there she stayed in the tub until a neighbor, Mrs. Beulah Plitt found her yesterday. 'Tsn't this ridiculous?" asked Mrs. Clark as policewomen came to help her out. HOSPITAL NC. ES Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Miss Joan Coffey, Meredith Milton, Miss Dorothy Hester of Sandoval. Discharged: Mrs. Lula Shehorn, Johnsonville, 111. Good Samaritan Admitted: Richard F. Boswell, Mrs. Betty Page. Discharged: Mrs. Oda Rainwater, of Bluford; Mrs. Clara Lowery, Mrs. Josephine Williams. Master Gary Kimz. TAX INCREASE BILL SENT TO HOUSE (Centinutd from Pa«a On*| der present conditions." Hence, he concluded: "The only.sound course, in my opinion, is to re-examine the score of federal activities and to cut expenditures to the bone." Third Tax Hike The chairman of the tax-writing group noted that this is the third tax increase considered by congress since the outbreak of the Korean war a year ago. Taken together, they account for an estimated yearly revenue increase of more than $17,000,000,000. BLOOD MOBILE AT THE ARMORY FRIDAY, JUNE 22 12 NOON TO «:00 P. M. PHONE 2083 FOR APPOINTIWENT George, for example, accepted a cigarette and mentioned he didn't start smoking until he was 30. ,, "Well, then," said Elsie, "you ' ! can't say that stunted your growth." k *0 NEW GENERAL ELECTRIC FAN! PACES TRIAL - Jo« Adonii. •bov«^ Bamed the Kefauver ^rlBM cmmmlttee •• • co-leader ^ ttw Mttern underworld, was ordflrtd to trial In Hackensack. N. J. m chargci of violating |law i9*mfB aoU-guiblinc lawa. iMnritifad thrao bcachmeo art •'W^i «C numlof a- chain of mmk fUBbUng MS I IMIP for rich mwTcrkaML If convleted they Ira nndmura tail aes^ncaa of to .Jul. ? sell. 5 room modern buniaalow at 2218 Collej. Avenue r. ' 'nv-tment. This home c.„ now be .old for I ^rjl^"-"""" A »Plend.d opportunity tor a food home on easy term, and .t an attractive price. Now you con eni'oy coof comfort on the hottest inights with a new G-E fan. Put one in your bedroom and sleep the night through. G-E Fans ore so quiet, you hardly hear them. Come in today and osk us to show you the many odvan. toges of the new G-E F&n line. And Up eijHi tobit On (able THE MAMMOTH APPLIANCE DEPT. FIRST FLOOR Volunteers to Report at 11:30 For Bloodmobile Red Cross volunteer workers were requested today to I'eport at the Mt. Vernon Armory at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow to prepare for the visit of the Bloodmobile. Because of a special emergency, the War Department has appealed to Jefferson countj' to donate as much blood as po.ssiblc this month and to completely disregard previous quotas. The Bloodmobile will be at the Armory from noon until 6:00 p.m Walk-in donors will be welcomed. For their convenience, they are asked to report between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m. to avoid having to wait more than a short time before giving their pint of blood. Chairmen of volunteer grouns. whose workers will be on hand for the Bloodmobile visit, include: Gray Ladies—Mrs. Charles Nation; Canteen—Mrs. J. T. 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