Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 21, 1951 · Page 21
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 21

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 21, 1951
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THURSDAY, JU'IE 21, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page PRISCILLA'S POP •Y VAL VlftMim He HAofft' SOT AMY JCHIL" RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN "^SO LONG, (?€•, AMD TH^MKS AGAIhO/ COWE , teRN\ LEASE FOR '—^ ^ Nbau occupy', 1 YOO PlO TO fA£ VVlTrt THAT CHAlR 1 EVEI^ED UP trilS AfTERt^OOf^ XPOLOGY; BUGS BUNNY WITH CiCEPO/ Glances Throurb the FUM at The Keflster Mid The Newi 55 YEARS AGO TODAY A. R. Merrill today was given the contract for carrying the mail between the postoffice and the various railroad stations. State's Attorney Albert Watson and Kirby Smith, his assistant, went to Peoria today to attend the Democratic state convention and during their absence the business of the state's attorney's office will be in charge of F. G. Blood. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Messers. Frank Thompson, Allen Waters, Earl Carroll and Fletcher Poole, members of the Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 819, B, P. O. Elks, left today for Carbondale to be present at the institution of a lodge in that place tonight. Joe Robert Howard is home from Georgetown, Ky., where he has been attending school for the past year. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY The Stead Store is being moved from the room on the south side of the square which will be occupied by Otto T. Wallace. SO YEARS AGO TODAY The Supreme Court has granted a rehearing in the famous suit in which Dr. Letcher Irons and the W. C. and W. railroad are contestants in a fight over the sale of the road for delinquent taxes. According to boys who have been swimming in the old brick yard pond in the northeast part of Mt. fernoon there is good reason to believe that two or more automobiles have been sunk in the pool. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY John Loucks of Waltonville died at the Mt. Vernon Hospital last night from injuries received June 7 when he was struck by a falling limb from a tree which he was cutting down. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Glen Wilson, son of Mrs. Cora B. Wilson of 409 Casey avenue, was drowned in the Illinois Central reservoir near Bluford yesterday afternoon. Frank Howard Lanham died at the family home in Dodds Township this morning. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Orville Roney and Helena Patton were mai'ried Saturday evening at the home of Rev. Ross Partridge. The largest' theft of chickens in recent months was reported to Sheriff Clyde Mitchell this morning by Floyd Troutt, who said thieves stole about 225 White Rock chickens last night. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY A northbound Greyhound bus caught on fire while traveling on state highway 15 at Bonnie lato yesterday and the two rear tires were destroyed by the blaze. Damage to the bus was not heavy and no one was injured. The complete program for the first two nights of Mt.' Vernon an­ nual Soldiers and Sailors Reunion at the fairgrounds was announced today by the conunittee in charf* of arrangements. Mt. Vernon city councilmen, informed at a special session at th« city hall last night that the State Highway Department has approved a request for $5,000 of motor fuel tax funds for oiling of streets, int- mediately completed plans for tht extensive street oiling program. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Today is the 8th annivenHiry of the discovery of the first oil well in the Salem field — larffest in the nation east of the Misraud- ppi river. The Chamber of Cbmmerce hal secured 94 new members, secretary Tohn Miller announced today. Kenneth Cross flew Dr. A. W. Modert .to Lincoln, 111. this mom- ng where the doctor performed, an operation. They returned this af> ternoon. SIDE OUNCES BY GALBRAITIi RUTH MILLETT CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER M THE TEEfER. 60ARP 5TUMT. WMICH CUMAKE& VM)D5 BP^QVi Oti K THE mhV OP^ BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN ^wt.^i w ^A^<=»w coiivo %vit »J> <bAMi"^ , By RUTH MILLETT NEA Staff Writer PUT YOURSELF IN •ANOTHER'S PLACE IF YOU WANT TO BE HELPFUL True thoughtfulness for other people is more than a matter of good intentions. True thoughtfulness results from a combination of good intentions and the ability to put yourself in the other person's place. Sue thinks she is being tijought- ful when she tells a neighbor's children to run home and ask their mother if they can go swimming. But if it happens that at that particular time their mother has to say "no," all Sue has succeeded in doing is creating a tough situation for her neighbor. It wduld have been real' thoughtfulness had Sue asked her neighbor in private if her children could go on the planned outing. Jane thinks she is being thoughtful when she calls all her friends for a morning telephone chat. The fact that she isn't being thoughtful is evidenced by her calling always at her convenience, even though she knows their schedules. She doesn't call a conversation to a halt even when she gets a hint that a friend is in the middle of washing, has a delivery man waiting at the door, or whatever. CHARLOTTE WANTS THE CREDIT Charlotte feels she does many thoughtful things for other people. But real thoughtfuinos.s is lacking because Charlotte, always by some ittle hint or remark, lets, it be known that she is consciously doing the other person a favor. It's want- "ng full credit for everytning she does that robs her intended kind­ nesses of honest - to - goodness thoughtfulness. Mary uses to much high pressure to have her helpfulness reflect true thoughtfulness. When Mary hears a friend is doing something, she is quick with suggestions. But her friends have to take the help — or else. She is such a super-saleswoman there is no way to turn her suggestions down without hurting her feelings. And so it goes. Each of thpse four women is convinced she is a thoughtful person. The intentions are fine in every case. All that is lacking is the ability to put herself in the place of the person she means to be helpful to. copR. i95f Br MA SERVICE, mc. T. Ma ». S. MT.'OTr. "Will you fix the baby 's bottle. George? My boroMOM today said to let others take leadershipr f BY WILLIAMS KILLER'S PACE W WUUS LONG COnnUGHT MSI BV JIEA SERVrcE. IWC XXVIIl I KNEW that the phony drunk would be the driver ot the car that had carried Ted Delaney, the man I shot on Fountain Parkway. There had been four in the bank holdup and the remaining half of the mob was here in person to settle accounts. The cutie behind the bar screamed when she saw the blue- steeJ revolver in the hand of the man behind me. I had seen it (irst. I wasn't meant to have a chance .this time. I was to take a slug in the back while a phony drunk got ' me in a brawl. It was a tribute to my talent with a gun—but I wasn't taking any bows, I hoped. I threw my empty beer bottle at the man's gun hand, and though the bottle crashed into the barrel, it did not break, and the man did not drop the gun. Then I hit the floor and hit it hard, (or the phony drunk had hit me with something too hard to be his fist. I rolled over so that I could get the .380 out of my pocket. It stuck, I yanked for dear life and rolled real quick, for the man with the revolver had it back in play. It belched orange-yellow flame as I rolled. I saw the thing kick in his hand and come down for a aecond shot I felt the .380 go off in my own hand, and that was the llrst time I really knew that I had it out of my pocket. Another gun, one with an entirely different sound, went off at close rprije, and I was shooting in the dJrci^oB of the sound. Then I was Dwarc that my gun was the only Out rolug off, and then it wasn't sliuoting any longer, for there was M fnal, dacisive dick. I slept a i:t«»e. i Sr*»mbody yelled: "Get a doc- tcr* nj«y>e all dyin'." i "^h^r* ware two lumps on the , Zoor \n hrtot of the bar. 1 got to I my ^t aad tail n«ht down again. When 1 woke up ncAt tnt cute barmaid said: "Just take it easy, mister, and you'll be all right!" "The other guys?" "They're awfuUy dead, mister!" • • • /|i LOCAL M. D. was brought in quick, and he turned out to be a kid with plenty of army experience. A highway patrolman checked in a minute after that. The first slug, the one fired by the erstwhile truck driver who had come in behind me, had plowed through the floor as 1 had rolled. He hadn't fired another, for I'd shot him through the nos«. A slug from the phony drunk had creased me, furrowing my scalp That character had done no more shooting either, for my sense of direction by sound had been good. "You're lucky to come out of that one alive," added the highway trooper. "What's he got. Doc, a concussion?" "Maybe not even that. There's definitely no fracture. He'll have to stay in bed a couple of weeks though." 1 had too much of a headache to argue. It didn't help the headache ' to make statements to the trooper and the two deputies that came out from the sheriff's office at River City. They took my gun. One of the deputies, an old- timer named Charlie Matthews, drove me back to the office. Kitty Coyle didn't know where Star Williams was, but I found Sonya Sareeta in her room at the Strand Hotel. Her eyes widened when she saw my bandaged head, but I wasted no time talking. She had M a robin blue wrap and I got a good grip and shook her hard. She said .she didn't know where Star "Docs Al Nanabarro know?" "How should I know?" "You should know pl^ty about' Nanabarro. If he was going te snatch somebody, where would he hide him?" / Her brow furrowed. 'VM has a lodge at Willow Lake." thaVs all I got out of her except diiecUoM after we reached Willow Lake I cut the motor about 90 yaali away from the Wee -Inn, Nana- barro's lodge. We parked and I reached over and took Sonya 't handbag. The Uttle .25 eaUbar automatic that had caused all the trouble was there and it was loaded too. "I never thought I 'd go gunning with one of these babies. Coma OH —you go first." • « • WE rounded the lodge to the lake " side. When I saw Star's sedaa parked beside another big car that must have been Nanabarro's, I knew 1 had guessed right Nana­ barro had picked up Star, all rii^t. Walk right in!" I whispered te Sonya. She did this coolly enough. "HeUo, everybody!" I moved in right behind har. Nanabarro's man Friday, Lou, had started toward Sonya. Hold it!" I Snapped. He hdd it I moved on in. It was a big room with a dead fireplace. Twa davenports faced each other te front of the fireplace. Nanabatta sat alone on one of them. Star sat on the other, opposite him. "Okay, Star!" I said. "We're going out of here!" To Nanabam^ I said: "I'll shoot you full of Uttle holes if you try to stop me!" Nanabarro put down his cigaral and regarded Star with bewUdsv* mint. Star said quietly: "Put awmr that toy pistol. Jim. What do ya« think you're doing, anyway?" I stared. "Isn't Nanabarro bold* ing you here?" Star chuckled. "CM eoune MCI* I eouldnt believe ha'was ttMve voluntarily. Maybe sene UBMMS gunman had him covered. I loekei arwiad the room. There was a ^ : u sUirway to the second OMT. I ' moved to the staUrway. Wobedy . up thwe. I went to a door. iM kitchen was beyond, and H WiS ,v emviar. , Another door epeaet if ; rtveai a vacant b9dx6em'-mm if\ was ^vine me an amMM-<pfiH • -^^Be Cebllaii^-

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