Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 28, 1951 · Page 13
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 28, 1951
Page 13
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0 THE HOME PAPER OF JEFFERSON, WAYNE & HAMILTON COUNTIES MT VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER VOLUME XXXI — NO. 230 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS — THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1951 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER MT. V. LEADS LITTLE EGYPT IN RETAIL SALES $2,391055 IS TOTAL FOR ONE MONTH Volume Surpasses Centra lia. All Other Cities in Area. Other Marks of King City's Increasing Growth. Mt. Vernon led all other cities in Little Egypt in retail sales during the month of March. Retail sales here neared the two and one- half million dollar mark. The sales volume total of $2,391,055.05 was $12,158.92 more than the neighboring city of Central ia's $2,678,896.13, according to figures taken from the State Department of Revenue's retail tax reports for the month. The sales rate indicated that Mt. Vernon will probably go over it.s previous record of $25,102,000 in sales chalked up last year. If the March scale is maintained throughout the year the city would show a gain of more than $2,000,000. 460 Business Firms A total of 460 business houses were listed on the March report as paying sales tax. The sales volume for all Jefferson county was $2,597,915.36. Bluford, next to Mt. Vernon in sales in this county, had a volume of ."543,723.43 for March. Sales volume of $1,363,907.39 for Salem during the month helped considerably in boosting Marion county's total over the four million dollar mark. Washington county showed a sales volume of $764,503.50 for the month. Nashville's volume was $400,683.31. Mt. V. Is Growlnu The sales increase was only one mark of Mt. Vernon's increased growth. Last month the city benefitted by the production of more than 75,000 tons of coal at Jefferson county's two mines, where 629 men are employed. The city leads all Little Egypt in gasoline tax receipts. EfuUding Boom Continues The building boom which started immediately after close of World War II was still continuing in full force. Under construction now are four large business buildings in the downtown area and two new grade school buildings. Two other grade school buildings are being remodeled and enlarged. The city's $4,000,000 hospital building program is nearing completion. The state tuberculosis hospital has begun receiving patients and the new Good Samaritan is in the final stages of construction. Home building also continues at the same rapid pace as noticed during the past six summers. FREE ACTS ARE BOOKED FOR MT. Y. FAIR MY 8-15 Bomes-Corruthers Revue to Ploy Afternoon and Night Performances. Taking featured roles for five days and nights at the Mt. Vernon State Fair this year will be the Barnes-Carruthers revue and free act program. The free acts will be presented between afternoon races from Tuesday, July 10 through Friday, July 13. The full Barnes-Carruthers troupe will present a colorful revue each evening immediately following the society horse show. Walter Rhodes, president of the Mt. Vernon Fair Association, announced this morning that all the free acts for this year's Fair were booked through the Barnes-Carruthers -Theatrical Enterprises, of Chicago, 111., one of the best known agencies in the country. One of the featured free acts will be the Strato-Stars with their stunts atop a lofty rigging They do high pole, trapeze and ring aerobatics at a considerable ncight without the use of a net or any other protective devices. The aerialists do swift tricks on trapezes and rings, balancing tricks on teetering chairs and high pole maneuvers. Also on the free act program are: The Lancasters, a two-act combination offering a novel interlude in canine acrobatics and clem* dog tricks, as well as an exhibition of hand, foot and head balancing. Terry Ray, working from a tall unsupported ladder in- a routine of juggling, rope-twirling, stilt-walking, balancing and acrobatics. The Noble Trio, two men and a girl in a parallel bar gymnastic act. Bob McElroy, master of ceremonies and ventriloquist, in a varied and laugh-packed routine. The Gold Dust Twins, with , clever, funny and peppy boxing exhibition. Patine and Rosa, acrobatic novelty team. Lenderman's Dog and Pony Act. Kroger Reports Soles Record CINCINNATI, Ohio, June 28.- Sales of the Kroger Company reached an all-time high of $78,801,179 for the four-week period ending June 16, it was announced today by Joseph B. Hall, president. It was the second consecutive period this year that sales of the retail food company exceeded $78,000,000. The total for the fifth period was $78,322,183. Cumulative sales for the first six periods of 1951 totaled $461,701,087—a 21 percent increase over sales of $381,328,939 for the same six periods last year. 2,034 Kroger Stores Average number of Kroger stores in operation during the sixth period was 2034 compared with 2133 during the sixth period of 1950—a decrease of 5 percent. TODAY ON THE STAR CREDIT PLAN -k LOW DOWN PAYMENT if YOU CAN SET THE TERMS ^ NO CO-SIGNERS • WE CARRY ACCOUNTS OUR OWN GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE O. B. (Dutch) REED. Mgr. 928 8. 10th St Phone 1101 FRISCO MAI FHANCIS SINK. Corr«ipond «m . Judy Gifford visited recently with her uncle and family, Emery Gifford of West Frankfort. Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Gifford of Rock Island visited awhile Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Gifford. Ruth Richardson visited awhile recently with Mrs. Ethel Pearl Hargis. • Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Overturf, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Overturf and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Clark and sons of Macedonia all visited Sunday with Mrs. Daisy Overturf of Benton. Mr..and Mrs. Jack Overturf of St. Louis also were visitors. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hargis and Sue attended a birthday dinner Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. James of McLeansboro. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. Elmo Gholson's birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Gail Neal, Mr. and Mrs. Scborn'Neal, along with other relatives, celebrated the birthday of Mrs. Garold Sneed of Whittington Sunday. The homecoming at Oak Hill is the second Sunday, in July. Bro. Leo Watson and the Gospel Quartet, along with some more will be there. A very nice supper was had Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Boyer for his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Boyer of Topeka, Kansas. Everyone brought well filled baskets. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Boyer and Charles and Kay, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Boyer, all of Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Duckworth and Rita, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Duckworth, Gary and Debra, all of O'Fallon, Mr. and Mrs. John Zinzilieta of Benton, Mr. and Mrs. Lucian Sink and children, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Boyer of Topeka, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Boyer. All had a nice time. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Sink and Roger, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hughes and Mary Ann, Mr. and Mrs. L. G, Sink and family all took dinnel Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Sink and children. Afternoon visitors were Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Crider and daughter of Mt. Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hettinger and family of Seymour visited on Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cox and family. Arthur and Harley Neal visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Denzil Neal and daughter, Julia Ann, of St. Louis. They helped Julia Ann celebrate her first birthday. Miss Lora Lee Bain, Sidney Mae Hale and Jerry Neal visited recently with Gail and Evelyn Neal. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Neal, Mr. and Mrs. John Neal (better known as Uncle John and Aunt Mary) of Anna visited recently at their farm home. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Graham and children, Bobbie and Brenda, of Kankakee visited recently with her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Neal. •Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Kerner of Bismark, N. D., returned home last week after visiting with her parents and relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Seborn Neal and others. Loren Sink had the misfortune of breaking his leg Monday while helping Gene move. He was taken to the Jefferson Memorial Hospital. Mr." and Mrs. Eugene Sink have moved from their Mt. Vernon farm to the Clark farm which they have purchased. Sure glad to have Gene and Veta and children back in this vicinity. Formal Opening of Glassman's New Store Friday and Saturday Formal opening of the new Classman's Department Store, in handsome new and spacious quarters at 121 north Ninth street, is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday. Classman's store on the public square was destroyed in a fire last December 17. The new store on north Ninth has been Open for business for some time, but the big formal opening was scheduled after all construction work was completed. Free parking space is available for customers on- the north, side of the store, William Mullen nuiii> ager, announced. The new Glassman store adjolm the Security Bank and wss built by Walter Hyde, contractor. J. G. Gatewood was the architect RIVAL The POPULAR PRICED QUALITY DOG FOOD CARPS Looking forward to lots of fun on the 4th? Then you'll wont ii))ortswear from Corps. Here you get top quolity plus the extro sovings thot mean so much these days. 's Cool and Comfort- BIG VALUES IN SPORTSWEAR al^le Short Sleeve SPORT SHIRTS or $1.59 Each • Skip Dents • Shantungs •Broadcloths A beautiful arra:^ of prints and solids. Made with two breast pockets and the famous two way collars. You'll want several . . . 8. 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