Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 22, 1951 · Page 9
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 9

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, June 22, 1951
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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS ~ MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS mmmmmM The Register News Daily Magazine Page PRISCILLA'S ?0P •Y ViML VlftlMI RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN ( 60 NMJCH HAPPE^^-OV^ 5^ 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Through the courtesy of Dr. A. C. Johnson, a representative of the Daily Register and J. F. Began of the Daily News, were driven out to Ed and John T. Jean's new ice factory at the reservoir yesterday and extended every facility for inspecting their complete plant and the method employed in making icp. The marriage of Prof. O. O. Stitch and Miss Hattie Beulah Frince were celebrated at the First M. E. Church at 8 o'clock last night. ,^UGS BUNNY 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Volume One, Number One, of the Belle Rive Enterprise, has reached the New office. Charles O. Burton is the publisher. O. L. Record has returned from Shawneetown where he has been engaged in work for the past month. 85 YEARS AGO TODAY A swarm of bees attracted no small attention in front of Newby Brothers' Grocery store this afternoon. Th" fire committee is very much interested in the purchase of a fire truck. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY The Supreme Court has appointed Judge Boggs of Rugana, Higbee of Pittsfueld, and Barry of Bloomington to act as judges of the Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon. A big crowd of baseball fans got a good soaking in Centralia yesterday when it started raining during the ball game with Mt. Vernon leading in the fourth inning. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. Don Stewart of Zeigler arid Miss Helen Perry of this city will be quietly married this evening in Louisville, Ky. They will be attended by J. R. Kimmell and Miss Margaret Purdy. George Reeder of Mt. Vernon staged a brilliant comeback but lost on the 19th hole in his first round match with Jack Goodman of Omaha in the trans-Mississippi 20 YEARS AGO TODAY While the storm was in progress today, lightning struck a corner of the Meadowbrook farm house about 12'.45 and did considerable damage to wires. Although Hamilton county at one time boasted of a court house as fine a.s any of its neighboring counties, it is now the only county in the state that has no temple of justice. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Sidney Burnette, Carl Williford, Gaylord Alexander, and Walter Ingram returned last evening from Coffeyville, Kan., where they spent the past three days visiting Woodrow Williford who attends school there. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Pending the arrival of a finger print expert, S. M. Dare today had not opened his safe and did not know whether or not he was robbed of $542 or $1542 when the safe of the Dare Motor Company was cracked here last night. The Annual Veterans' Reunkm will open tonight at the fairgrouiki and will continue throughout th« week. Fireman Sidney Burnette, who was extinguishing a* blaze inside an auto at close quartern this morning, was overcome by th« fumes from a fire extinguisher. He was revived by other firemen using an inhalator. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY The retirement of T. Otto Fox as manager of the Illinois Bell Telephone Company in Mt. Vernon was announced today. Lawrenc* Collins has been appointed to succeed him. A. E. Baird, janitor at the Horace Mann school, was seriously injured yesterday in a fall from • ladder at the school. Practically every bone in his face was broketu He is a patient In Barnes Hosi^tal* St. Louis. Fresh meat has practically vanished from the nations' peacetime dinner tables. Officials says farmers are withholding cattle and hog* from the market in anticipation of higher prices. RlTfl MILLETT By RUTH MILLETT NEA StaffWrltar HERE ARE SOME SITUATIONS WOMEN NATURALLY UNDERSTAND OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR. HOOPLE t) 0'; IF Ol^B OF TME LAD5 £6AD, SHERATON^/ I'Mfei GNIMG VOD TMl^ <M - HUNiORED To START )^ HID THE PAPER 60C\<G /fT MOr^iEY |Si PR03BCT POLLING/ gDT MlhJD VOL), LET'S HORM, X'LI l^EPAY IT U00BL6 LATER-*-^/THE VMHEELS .Of MOST TURKi I'LL BE A6 QUIET A gOLL vJeev/iL, MA30R,' WHENi THE SA^APLES ARB READV. VvJE'LL 6& INi KI6H GEAR (?OAD TO, _NOTHeR 6LI01K)(3 lUe WAV5- OUT OUR WAY [K DOW'T <3lT AMY IDEARS ABOUT Only another woman can understand: That it is equally upsetting for a woman to have a drop-in guest find her house in disorder or an expected guest fail to show up after she has the whole house shining. How frustrating it is to a woman to houseclean all day and have her husband walk in, look around and ask innocently: "What have you been doing all day?" How a woman can get so much enjoyment out of "just looking" at things she has no intention of buying. Why it is easier for a woman to face almost any kind of crisis if she, has just had her hair done. Why a woman always wonders, when she meets a man, if he is married and if he is, what his wife looks like. That the duller the evening, the more th women guests gush over what a wonderful time they had. Why a womai. looks so pleased when her husband mentions some flaw in another woman, even one as remote as a movie star. AGE IS ALWAYS A BURNING QUESTION Why a woman is so interested in other women's ages. Why the tone of feminine talk always changes abruptly and if by mutual consent the moment a man joins the group. Why no woman can ever figure out to her entire satisfaction how BY WILLIAMS a homely woman holds a man. How a couple of wives can have such an enjoyable time tearing their husbands to pieces. That when a married couple are being excessively polite to each other, chances are they have had a quarrel that hasn 't been fought out to the finish. That when a woman asks "What do you think of so-and-so?" she doesn't want or expect approval. She is giving a go-ahead sign —go ahead and tell me what you think is wrong with her and then I'll tell you. SIDE GUNCES BY GALBRAITH *tA terrific Idea ju«t hit me, Ceorgef Why don*t we fl^ % party? Look at that beautiful dress on ealer KILLER'S PACE 9f iVUUS LONG copvniom n» ev MEA scavicL XXIX AL NANABARRO appeared to notice Sonya Sareeta for the first time. He invited her to sit down and added to me: "No hard feelings, 1 hope?" "The heck there aren't! One of your punks creased my dome!" I told him what bad happened in the afternoon. Nanabarro looked me squarely in the eyes. "Sure, LaGrange's gang was my gang. I admit that. I sent LaGrange to the fiidault place looking for a confession about Frannie's death. 1 thought Rose Bidault had it and if ne couldn't And it, he might make a deal with her. "I never got to know what LaGrange found—except the buHet you gave him. I didn't like that, but I never doubted your self- defense story. My boys didn't take it in such easy style—^as you know. I told them to lay off, but they didn't. They must have followed you today. They asked for it." "That's the truth," said Star. "I decided it was time AI and I got together. Al doesn't care who kiUed Rose Bidault—he wants to know who killed his girl. I'd be intevested to know who killed Frannie Martin, but my .professional life depends on proving who killed Rose. 1 say 'proving,' I told you before, I already know." "The cops are looking for you," I toW Star.' "I'll attend to that in due time." Star said gently. "But I wanted first to have a heart-to-heart talk with Al. It would help to know just how he happened to know there was a confession about Frannie's death." I said painfully: "Did he tell you?" "Yes. Barney Bidault called Al the night before he was killed. He told Al he had a confession clearing up Frannie's death and that it would be fivea to the O. A. the next day. Al wanted to se^ it first, I gather he wanted to save the state the expense of a trial." "Right!" said Nanabarro between his teeth. "Al went to the Bidault place and found it swarming with police. Al left and kept his silence. He was afraid of being implicated." "LaGrange's being at the Bidault house threw suspicion on me," Nanabarro said coldly. "Even Sonya began to distrust me." I turned so that I c«uld look at Sonya and asked: "Just what is your angle?" Star quietly answered. "You should have figured it out when you saw that Sonya could wear Clara Mayhew's clothes. Frannie Martin was Sonya's sister." I was too stunned to note the non sequltor. While I was giving Sonya a stupid stare, she said; "Now you know why I took the job at the La JoUa Club. But I haven't given Al a clean bill of health. He could have killed Frannie and signed that confession. Bidault might have threatened Al and he could have silenced him." Nanabarro eyed her coldly. "What kind of a fool do you think I am? Why would I sign a confession?" "Now you have It," Star said blandly. "Why would anyone be fool enough to sign such a confession?" • • • npHE three of us, Star, Sonya and i, rode back in my car, for Star was afraid of being picked up in his machine. We left Nana­ barro and his stooge at his lodge, though I had an idea they wouldn't remain these very long. "You're going to give yourself up now?" I asked. "Do you think I'm going to give Andy Tanner the satisfaction of seeing me arrested? No, Jim, I'm going to produce Barney- Bidault's Juiiar with proctf ao oooclUHve tbat Andy will have to drop the charges against me to keep from b^at made the laughing stock of River City!" I shrugged. ."I hope you've got more than a hunch as I bad lait night when I promised to turn fet Frannie Martin'a kiUer in M hours." "I'll not only turn up Bamey'e killer, but Frannie Martin'a as well." Soon after we reached the etty limits Star stopped and got o«ii of the car. He told Sonya to take me to the hospital, but I took lier to the La Jolla Club instead. "Take this," said Sonya, pveat- ing something in my hand aa she got out of the car. It was the little automatic again. I had given It te her before we left Nanabarro'c. "No thanks. I wouldn't be ahol dead with that in my hand. Uae it to protect yourself, Sonya." I laughed. "What's yoiu: real nameT* "Mabel. Mabel Crunch." I laughed loudly. "I'm not ashamed of the name.* she said. "I didn't want yeu te know it sooner because you might learn Frannie's real name. Sky, what was Star talking about whCB he said he had emphasized the way I wore Clara Mayheer^i clothes?" "I don't think he knowa himself." I stopped. Two peopla were walking from the La Jolla parking lot. Smiley Wetlaufter and Clara Mayhew. They waved at ua asd went on into the club.** • • • T REALLY did go straight •'• —but not to rest. I let myaeK in the back way and climbed the stairs, stumbling a couple of tintae and almost falling down. I npane< the door, I smelled him before Z haeid hie breathing. I stepped inside !• S hurry and closed the door behind me. I wished that I had Sonye'a Uttle gun. The light al a ' " lamp flashed on. Carl Prater stood baaide lamp, almost in front o< me. face was red and moiat with spiratlon and the niek«l-pla^ volvl»r in bis band trambled. spoke first "You, too, Prateet trying to kill m (Tea ' •5*

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