Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 28, 1951 · Page 2
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 28, 1951
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS AVORS 31-DAy EXTENSION OF CONTROLS ACT louse Group Votet 21-3; Pre Koreo Rollbacks Killed. By Aiiaelattd Prctf WASHINGTON, June 28.—The )U«e Banking Committee voted to 3 today for a 31-day exten- >n of the present Price Control :t. The idea i« to give Congress )re time to consider a new, re- scd law. Without congressional Ition to keep it aiive, the present w will expire Saturday midnight, Influential senators are fight- K any such "stop-gap" move and ere appears to be danger the Lturday deadline may arrive thout a new law or any action retain the old one. In that case, the whole govern- |ent control program would col- The Senate is driving to pass an tire new measure which would nit sharply thep resent control iwers. But any new law must so have House approval. And a puse -approved resolution extend- K the old law would accomplish •thing unless the Senate agreed it. The House Baking Committee so approved a one-month exten- jn of the federal rent control ogram and the president's au- lority to control imports of fats id oils. The extension would keep them 1 on the books until midnight ily 31. "wo File Suits For Divorce Here Two suits for divorce were filed I circuit court here late yester- Aimeda Garrison charges de- prtion in her divorce action gainst Oscar Garrison. [They were married November 6, 1943 and remained together ntil March 23, 1950, according ) the complaint, orth vs. Forth Garnetta Fay Forth charges ruelty in her divorce action ?ainst Mearl Forth. She also seeks restoration of her )rTner name, Mansell. The couple married September 1950 and separated September 5, 1950, the complaint states. Attorney Curtis Williams repre- ^nts the plaintiffs in both suits. AIRPORT NEWS Lawrence Lance of DeKalb, 111. opped at the local field today en ^ute to Biloxi, Miss. Dan Rush flew to the local field )dl »y from Metropolis. ISd Thompson flew here from Ls^fley today. MEETINGS The next regular meeting, of I. >. O. F. District 102 will be held the I. O. O. F. hall at West E mkfort June 30, 1951, starting 8 :00 o'clock p. m. Entertain- nt and refreshments. Roy F. HamiJion, President A. F. A. M. Mt. Vernon Lodge No. 31, A. F. fe A. M., will hold a special meet- hg Friday, June 29th at 7:00 p. m. rwo third degrees. All members [re urged to attend. Visiting irethren welcome. Refreshments. [ THOS, E. BARTHOLOMEW, W. M. k BRO. W. E. REAVIS. Secy. 6-29 PENNINGTON COUPLE SHOT; HUNT HARRIS (C*ntlnu*« ff«m THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1951 Pai* OM» the wheel. When they got to the intersection of Ninth street a car, going west on City, swerved in front of them, forcing them to stop. Black Charlie Harris then stepped from this car, she said, and he said: "This is where you get it." Then she said he reached into his car and pulled out a machine- gun of the drum type. She said he fired a blast of bullets It her and her husband as they sat in the car. Both were hit. She said she then fled on the right hand side and staggered over to a weedy section near the street, where she collapsed. She said she begged Charlie not to shoot any more. She said, I've never done anything to you." Harris levell- c. his gun again but it jammed, she said. Very deliberately, she said, Harris worked on the mechanism of the gun, then with a laugh, he pumped additional bullets at her, one of which she believes struck her right shoulder. At the hospital it was found she was shot in the right shoulder, in the left shoulder, the left thigh and in the back. Her condition, as that ot her husband, was fair. While this was going on Guy had left the car from the left side and ran up the street toward the hospital. She screamed, "Run for help. Get to the hospital." After Harris finished firing at her, Mrs. Pennington said, he walked around the car and levelled the gun at her fleeing husband, but it jammed again. Brother Drives Up At that time Guy's brother, O. E. Pennington, happened to drive up. Black Charlie stepped into his car and drove away Nobody knows in what direction. James* Zuber, Guy's stepson, rushed to the hospital demanding to know "What happened to my Mom." He said "I told Mom to be careful. I knew something like this would happen." Mrs. Mary Crickman who lives two doors from near where the shooting occurred, said; "I was in my kitchen. I heard what sounded like two cars running together with the sound of brakes. Then I heard what I thought was firecrackers. I went out and saw it was Lulu Shelton. I've known her since she was a little girl. "She screamed, 'Get a doctor, get me to the hospital.* I went to my neighbor and told her 'Lulu Shelton's been shot, then I called the hospital." Mrs. Carl Orth, 205 N. 9th, who as called by Mrs. Crickman, said she also thought she heard firecrackers. Her husband got his cai- to take them to the hospital, but Ogie Pennington came up and said "Put her in my car." Ogie drove her to the hospital. While she was being put into the car Guy walked up, covered with blood. Lulu said, "Why did Charlie shoot me, I never did anything to him." June 18, 1949, Guy and Lulu Pennington's restaurant and living quarters were demolished by bbombbing. The next night the blasted rubble of the house was burned to the ground completing the job. No one was hurt. Both buildings had been emptied shortly before the bombing by a sheriff's raiding party. Although Wayne County is dry, Hal Bradshaw, then sheriff, estimated $2,000 worth of liquor was seized. Bradshaw said at that time, "There could have been 151 people who did it. All I know is we're getting darned tired of it. It can't be reached by law until we know who it is." Earl, Carl and Bernle led a prohibition era gang. Their first wide publicity was in 1924 on % charge of murdering a Herrin, III, constable in Ku Klux Klan rioting. The Klan had sworn to wipe out bootlegging. That charge was dismissed, precipitating more riots. Six men were slain then. Warring between Sheltons and DEATHS AND FUNERALS CORRECTION In Our Small Ad in the Second Section on Page 6, Our PrisciIJa Dinnerware is Listed at $4.99 witii Card. IT SHOULD HAVE READ: 16 PIECE SET 4 Plates 4 Cups 4 Saucers 4 Sauce Dishes OnlY*4.29 with Card KROGER STORES ,1 , <*^'^^-^^» Vr. aM Mr*. Albert YTthh MO their be&utlful S room modem loea^d at 2520 CoUcfe to a client for an investment. ' epmtw • grocery store located »t 228 South ~^>ltent who pnrchMed the property for an investment ira- ^^tetcd it baeli with thlt firm to tell on easy terms or ex> 1 other property. ftouctioa WM hsndlMl throiich the facUiUfs of the real f of Vlrdl T. BaUey, Inc. Mrs. Joan Roddtz, Mt.V. British War Bride, Is Dead Mrs. Joan Rodatz of the Meadowbrook Addition, a British war bride, died at 10:30 last night at Good Samaritan Hospital. Her age was 28 years, eight months and 26 days. She was the wife of Ben Rodatz, a veteran of World War II. They were married July 21, 1945 in Tamworth, England, while Mr. Rodatz was stationed in that countrj' with the U. S. Army. The body was taken to Myers Chape. Funera arrangements were in compete today, pending word from her parents in Engand. Mrs. Rodatz was born October 1, 1922, in Soli Hill, England, the daughter of Arthur and Annie (Jones) Barber. In March of 1950 Mrs. Rodatz and her little son, Stephen, sailed for England and visited with her parents and other relatives. Besides her husband, son and parents, she is survived by two sisters, Margaret and Winnie, both of England, and a brother, Joe Barber of Scotland. She was preceded in death by one daughter. Sheila Kay, twin of Stephen. Mrs.Witfeiibrink's Mother Dies; Rites At Bement Saturday Mrs. Mary F. Stone died this morning at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia at the age of 87 years and five months. She suffered a broken hip last August and -lever fully recovered. Mrs. Stone went to Centralia in 1921 from Bement, 111. She was a member of the Christian church in Centralia. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Christian church in Bement. Burial will be in that place. The body will remain at the Alfred Jackson, 79, Is Found Dead At Rural Home Alfred Morton Jackson, 79. was found dead, sitting in a chair under a shade tree at his home on RFD 2, Bluford, late yesterday afternoon. Coroner Ben Roeder, who conducted an inquiry, said that Mr. Jackson had died, of natural causes, apparently sometime Tuesday. Tlie body was discovered by a neighbor, who investigated when he drove by on a tractor and Mr. Jackson failed to return his friendly wave. Mr. Jackson, a retired farmer, lived alone at his farm home north of East Hickory Hill church in Webber township. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p. m. at the East Hickory Hill church, with the Rev. Cash Lowery of Bluford officiating, and burial will be in East Hickory Hill cemetery. The body will remain at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, where friends may call at anv time after 2:00 p. m. Friday. Mr. Jackson was born February 19, 1872, the son of George and Nancy (Miller) Jackson. He was married 55 years ago to Etta Jane Davis, who preceded him in death a few years ago. Surviving are three sons, Edward of DeKalb, IH., Raymond of Belle Rive and George of Montgomery, Ala.; three daughters, Lena Bundy, Pearl Wootern and Lonnie Jackson of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Charley of Topeka. Kansas and Frank of St. Louis, Mo.; one sister, Daisy Clegg ^f Princeton. Ind.;" 13 grandchildren and five great gi-andchildren. ONE KILLED, FORTY HURT IN MIDSTATE (CantlNMtf tmm Peaa OfW» Queen-Boggs Funeral home in Centralia where friends may call after 2 p. m. Friday. Daughter at Dix Mrs. Stone is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Flossie Wittenbrink of Dix, four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. a Charlie Birger gang terrorized Southern Illinois, That feud took a reported 40 lives, including those of two mayors, an Illinois policeman and his wife. It was over liquor traffic, gambling cuts and, one legend says, a woman Birger and Carl Shelton loved. Birger hanged for conspiracy in a West City mayor's murder. Shelton clan leaders to all outward appearances retired for two decades and Wayne County neighbors knew them as prosperous farmers. Oil land also figured in their wealth. That peace was shattered when a car load of killers machinegun- ned Carl as he rode along a back country road Oct. 23, 1947. Since then periodic—never solved—ambush shootings, bombing and fires have plagued the Sheltons. Big Earl Shelton and a nephew, Little Earl, and their families quietly left Wayne County without telling where they were going Jan. 12. 1951. Most of the violence has occurred in the Pond Creek neigh- Ask Annulment Of Marriage of Girl, 14, Boy, 16 A suit to annul the marriage of a 14-year-old girl and a 16- year-old boy was filed in circuit court here late yesterday. The suit is Zada Feme Fletcher, by Versa Morgan, her mother and next friend, vs. Donald Lee Fletcher. The suit states that both were under-age when they were married on April 14, 1951. The plaintiff asks for restoration of her former name, May. Attorney Alvin Lacy Williams represents the plaintiff. Fairfield, with some in Fairfield. However, Bernie Shelton was shot down outside his Peoria Tavern headquarters. In recent months. Big Earl's home and barn were destroyed by - I a tin can bomb and a fire in sep- i borhood, about five miles east of'arate attacks. It's Good To LIME Business Regularly Columbia, Valmeyer, Ullin, and Prairie du Rocher LIMESTONE Is Guaranteed High CALCIUM. See Your Nearest Dealer. ED KRTGER. Ashlev ni. N. A BALDRIDGE. ABhIe> ni. FOST15R SC.HIVNER, B«Ur Rive. DI. JOHN P LANGS, Woodlawn. lU. WOOPROW CDMISON. Keenes U. CLYDE WILSON. Mt Vernon lU. JOHN L. OSLAGER, Woodlawa, Ul. , OGA MEADOR Cartter, 111. COLUMBIA QUARRY COMPANY 1007 Washington Are. St. Louis 1, Mo. Gleoming-Whita B«o«ly for KitcliMS and Botliroofiis COOK'S NON-YELLOWING WHITE ENAMEL CAM Bf lOLWrn AND SCffUBSfD MffTNOUT yEliOWfNGf Give your kitchen and bathroom walls and woodwork fresh beauty with Cook's Ropidry Non-Yellowing White Enamel. It brushes easily, flows out evenly, and dries quickly to o smooth, porcelain-like finish that can be scrubbed and scrubbed without yellowing. Use the enamel that stays white . . . Cook's Rapidry Non-Yellowing White Enomd. WHfTl 30 OTHER LOVflY RaplAry COIOIS $025 Mm QUART COOK'S PAINT W«tt Sid« Squort ^ Phont 2410 said 3.12 inches of rain fell at Springfield and 3.95 at Vandalia. IC Has Wiwhout The Illinois Central railroad said nine lengths of its track were washed out near Heman and nine poles of the Illinois Power and Light Company were blown down across its tracks. The IC said 50 of its telegraph poles were tiowned in the same area' but were not blocking the tracks. Tr \G railroad said the effects of the storm had curtailed its operations. A night freight from Peoria to Mattoon was being held at Mt. Pulaski and a morning freight from Mattoon to Peoria was being held at Decatur, both waiting for tracks to be cleared. The Illinois Terminal Railroad was not operating trains today. As a temporary measure the road was running a bus service between Peoria and Springfield. SIMILARITY IN NAMES The Register-News has been requested to state that the Homer Hutchison fined here on a reckless driving charge is not the Homer Hutchison who operates the Veribest grocery store at 21st and Perkins. THE WEATHER BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. James C. Dixon, 811 north Eleventh street, are the parents of a son, born this morning at Good Samaritan Hospital. The little boy has not been named. HOSPITAL NOTES Jefferson Memorial Admitted: Mrs. Maude Dare. Good Samaritan Admitted: Alva Trotter, Dahlgren; Master Danny Lynn Jones, Mrs. Marguerite Lorimer. Discharged: Harry Mullinax. 4th of July Best... Stylt CI Your 4th of July best this bare- minimum sandal is sure to be, for there's just enough to it to keep your foot pretty, your steps cool. It's fashioned of strips of Milan straw in multihued orange, aqua and eggshell, also solid white. Just— ^3.92 PAUL S SAMPLE SHOES 832 Main - 'Phone 2252 TWO STATES staggered today from effects of the weatlier— too much rain in Kansas; none in southern Louisiana. Water ran knee deep in some Kansas communities. Thousands of acres of farmland were flooded. Rain, hail and wind has caiised an estimated $22,000,000 to §24,000.000 damage to crops, livestock and stored grain. The Kansas forecast: More rain, the same as for the last month. In Louisiana, farmers hoped and prayed for rain as they expressed fear of severe damage to rice and sugar cane crops. Milk production dropped 15 per cent below normal. Planes flew over the drought areas seeding clouds with dry ice in an attempt to bring rain to the parched farmlands. • • • DRINKING WATER was being hauled to residents of several communities t)etween New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Wells were drying up and cutting off city water supplies in Louisiana's Man Consumes Barrel of BAKING SODA One man told us ne took baking soda for year.' Clat'ws ne has used over a barrel of It for stomach gas but got onty temporary relief Recently he quit the soda tiat)U and took CERTA-Vin. This new medicine Is bringing REAL, lasting relief to .nany Mt Vernon gas vie- dms because It Is taken BEFORE (not after) meals and thus works with vour food. It helps digest youi meals faster, so your food doesn't lay there and ferment Besides relieving gas, CERTA-VIN also contains Herbs with Vitamins B -1 and Iron to enrich your blood and make your nerves stronger Weak, miserable people soon feel different all over So don't go on suffering. Get CERTA-VIN—Jones Drug Store. fabled Evangeline country. There was no promise of a break in the dry spell which has extended over a period of two months. The warm, humid weather continued today from the Gulf northward to the extreme southern Gi-eat Lakes region and the middle Atlantic States. • • • RAIN DOUSED wide areas of the mid-continent. Showers and thunderstorms hit areas fiom the Upper Mississippi Valley and western Great Lakes region southward to the Ohio Valley and southwest­ ern into Kansas, Nebraska and tfastorn Colorado. Heavy windstorms struck several communities in central Illinois last night, causing thousands of dollars property damage. One man was killed and more than 30 persons injured. » • * COOL Ain pushed southward over the eastern Rockies and the Plains Slates and today headed into the Upper MLs.sissippi Valley. It was fair and little cool in New England while fair weather with normal temperatures was reported in the far west. Congra tula tions- GLASSMAN'S DEPT. STORE Your New Store is a Credit to Mt. Vernon. We ore proud to hove installed the duct-work. Morlan & Eater SHEET METAL WORKS Waltonville Road — 'Phone 1801 J. G. Gatewood - Architect 10081 /2 Main Phone 1933 Congratulates • •. CLASSMAN'S DEPT. STORE On Their Fine New Store Located in the Mitchell Building, 121 North 9th Street. FORMAL OPENING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY CARPS SPECIAL PURCHASE! ^SUMMER PICOLAYS 2.Pc. LUANANS SEERSUCKERS SHEER NINONS PRINTED BEMBERGS PLAIN SHARKSKINS JERSEYS MONATONE PRINTS You'll be pleased to find such cool-lovely summer fashions at this low price. When you see this marvelous selection you'll marvel at the quality and the superb stylinif. We bought the entire stock of a large New York manufacturer and we're passing the savings on to you. Don't be disappointed . . . Hurry! SIZES 9 to 15 — 10 to 20 — 141 /2 to lAVi Only $1.00 Down on Corps Budget Plan

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