Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 6, 1951 · Page 11
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FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — VERNON, ILUNOJS The Register News Daily Magazine Page ONDIE BY CHIC YOUNG PRISC[ LLA 'S POP THAT'S A VERY PRETTY DRESS, HOLLYHOCK! VAL VERMIIR FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS BUSHED.' ~\ C- COULDN'T we JUST sir TMlS ONE OUT, ERMINTRUDE ? WHY, LA,RDIE-LAMB/ TMI5 IS A RUMBA .' I ADORE RUMBAS.' COME ON.' LI'L ABNER BY AL CAPP EXCUSE ME A MOMENT. ERMINTRUDE', I'M eoiMe- FOR A GLASS OP WATER' HUR.R.y BACK, LAMB- PIE ' BLOSSER AS YOU WERE (Glances Through The Files of The Register and The News) RED RYDER FRED HARMAN THAT flESHY L0ti6 £lDE ACROSS SAtCl LUI5 VALLE.T, REP RYDER/ |55 YEARS AGO TODAY At the insistence of Oliver Hicks of Woodlawn, Marshall E. Joe Watson was this morning served with a warrant by Constable Henry Reed of that village charging him with assault. The Marshall had arrested Hicks in Mt. Vernon. Mrs. Ida Evans returned home last night from San Antonio, Tex., whither she accompanied her brother, Arthur. BUGS BUNNY |40 YEARS AGO TODAY J. R. Williford asked permission of the City Council to open the Opera House on Sunday evening at which time Biblical views would be shown. The improvement association I has called a meeting for tonight for the purpose of forming plans for a campaign to locate the new state insane hospital in Mt. Vernon. |35 YEARS AGO TODAY In the early part of the week lightning struck the home of Isaac Williford in Moores Prairie township and the house, together with the contents was a total loss. The City Council passed a motion to dispose of the fire wagon and team at a reasonable price and if a good sale is possible, the purchase of an auto truck will be made. CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER WtTlfiS EARNED EVER.V PROMOTION, WV B0V1 HE'S A GO-GETTER.SHREWD, HARD-WORK.IMG AND LOVftL! HE PROVBQ THM" LfcST WEAR.. THO IT HE'LL WALK. WITH A LIMP ^ FOR. THE REST OF HIS LIFE 1 • BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN 125 YEARS AGO TODAY Declaring the city had been ter rorized the past few months by a gang which assaulted various per sons, mostly former Ku Klux Klan liquor raiders under the late Glenn Young, Mayor Marshall McCormick of Herrin announced two arrests had been made and others would follow. ».• The ill-fated submarine S-51 in tow to the Brooklyn Navy yard from where she sank off Block Island, sank a second time today when she hit a rock known as Ferry Reef in the East river off 34th street, East Manhattan. 1 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hayes returned to Mt. Vernon yesterday from Benton where Mrs. Hayes was a patient at Moore Hospital for treatment of injuries received in an automobile collision which occurred at that place Sunday evening. The- feature of the first regi* lar July meeting of the City Council last night was confirma tion of W. E. Williford as chief of police and Abe Maynor as night captain. of his daughter. Mrs. Verne Lowery of Mt. Vernon township this morning. General Ben Lear, second army commander, today disciplined 1200 soldiers for whistling and yoo- hooing at girls clad in shorts at Memphis, Tenn., golf course where the general was playing in civilian clothes. President Roosevelt sent naval forces into Iceland today and told Congress the United States cannot permit Germany to occupy "strategic outposts in the Atlantic to be used as air or naval bases for eventual attack against the Western Hemisphere." 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Engagement of Miss Doris Webb to William R. Baugh of Evansville, Ind. was announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roger G. Webb. The Misses Norma Jane Smith and Mable Davis left this afternoon for an extended vacation in the west. The city-wide revival being held at the high school auditorium will close Sunday with two service* conducted by the evangelist Hy« man Appleman. 1 15 YEARS AGO TODAY June Broyles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Broyles of this city was voted the most popular girl attending Camp Talahi near Alton. She also shared honors with Miss Louise Lough, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lough of Mt Vernon as the prettiest girl in camp. 110 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. Donald F. Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Anderson of the Salem road is stationed at the Naval Training Station at Norfolk, Va. for active duty in the Naval Reserve "for the dura tion." James H. Craig died at the home OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE VOU LOOK LIKE SOMETHING 'THAT DROPPED OUT OF rfWB SOILED CLOTHES gAG/- AlM v T IT TIME FOR YOU TO eeeAK YSDR TRANJCE MTH GOLD-pLATEO VACATION IDS AS ? Lit EGAD,TvJlG*6S.' MY EMOTIOM6* ARE BURST!MS THE f v -i -THAT IM\|EMT<2R. vMUO TALKED ME IMTO INWESTIMCP IOO I hi HIS SILLY PAPER -SOCKS IDEA peONJES To BE AM UMHlMGED LOO^>! AMD THE MONKEY WAS MOT NVlME -"-X P'OUNJD IT , H^DDEM INJ, AM OLD, BUGLE.' 1 L. 1 Dowrt BEHISJD THE: f DRMAC& WITH A BOOK, MAYBe . 191T BY tfck SCTV'CC. INC. T. M. Etc V. S. WIT. OUT OUR WAY BY WILLIAMS THE STORY i Lnellla Webb. 37. New York honaewlfe, hears from an out-of-town friend at lanch about remarkable tranaformatlona wrought by the Beaatlfnl-Yoa School. a beantT-cnltare establiah- aeit • * • • II TT Lucilla had met a friend, or even a friendly enemy, on the street that afternoon after leaving Charlotte, and been asked, "Where are you headed for?" she would have said, "Bonwit Teller," without batting an eye. As it happened, she met no one. And if by an amusing coinci dence she happened to pass the Beautiful-You School in the block above Bonwit's, there was no earthly reason why she shouldn't glance at the lavish poster display around the entrance. Merely out of friendly curiosity, of course The first set of before and after photographs was in the glass display case beside the door. Before —she's drab! — after — she's dazzling! The blown-up snapshot accompanying she's drab! was of a dumpy, smiling little woman whom the caption described with cheerful candor as: "Mrs. Beppinger, a dowdy suburban matron who even looked suburban." The after creature was a tall, pinch-nostrilled young woman with high, sculptured hairdo, wearing a white- sheathed dinner dress. Anybody with a head for figures would almost have sworn that Mrs. Bep­ pinger, no matter how done over, couldn't have grown so tall, and must be on stilts under the white folds. Almost all of the classroom pictures featured a handsome blonde in a severely chic black dress. This WM Mary Meadows, head of the 6eautiful-You School. • • • FT began to sound solider and sol A ider. By now, Lucilla had been drawn into a corridor, like the cor ridor of any small office building except that it was delicately per fumed. In between the two elevators was the directory showing that Beautiful-You occupied all four floors above: Two—Divine Angle Room, Hair Salon, Voice Recording; Three — Nurse, Pedi cures, Food Bar; Four—Registra tion Desk, Hall of Mirrors; Five— Rollers, Office of Mary Meadows Wax Baths. Below this was the most discreet notice of the lot: DeLuxe Daytime Course, Eight Weeks. $260. Lucilla felt the Healthy Foundation yanked out from under her "That's fantastic." Yet the very largeness of the figure made one realize this was no fly-by-night send-$3-in-check-or-money - order scheme. And there was no such sleazy postscript as "If Not Satis- fled in Thirty Days, Return Your Body and Money Will Be Refunded." No, it was a cut-and- dried business proposition, stating, by inference, that if one wanted such highly negotiable, gold-edged securities as Health, Beauty and Happiness, one would do well to pay for them. The elevator nearest her whirred and the door slid open. Lucilla stepped back, feeling as if she'd been caught naked, until astonish ment at the vision emerging from the elevator blotted out everything else. If anyone had been caught rather naked, it was the new comer, yet she couldn't have looked calmer. Cerise-satin trunks and a sleeveless satin blouse resembling a child's panty-waist revealed her extraordinarily beautiful figure. With her short curly hair and young, sweetly wholesome face, the effect was a startling blend of Miss Atlantic City and a Vassar undergraduate. She walked past Lucilla, toward a door at the end of the corridor marked Employees' Lounge, then turned. "Are you looking for the Beautiful-You Registration Desk?" she asked, as cas- •aJAy e*ve would ask a Iraabman Cerise-satin trunks and a sleeveless satin blouse, resembling • child's panty-waist revealed ber extraordinarily beautiful figure. on campus, "Are you looking lor [ incurred io Uaily_ ^rausbes?J£bC9 the Biology Lab?" Lucilla stammered, "Thank you but I don't really think . . ." Her unfinished sentence floated off in the perfumed air. "We might have one more va cancy for the spring term. Classes start day after tomorrow." Lucilla was silent, digesting this "My name is Miss Willit, if you'd like to ask for me." "Miss Willit," Lucilla repeated "How did you happen to hear of us?" Miss Willit asked genteelly Put on the defensive, and needing references to establish herself, Lucilla glommed onto Clarice Miraculously, she even remembered Clarice's last name—Tomp kitts. The girl first looked blank, then radiated pleasure. She clasped her hands between the protruberant portions of her satin panty-waist and exclaimed, "Oh, Miss Tomp kitts! She was one of my star pu^ pils. I got an announcement of her wedding, and the dearest photograph of her and her husband.' Lucilla felt the necessity of proving she too was in touch. "He's a big oil man." Miss Willit beamed. "Im so glad. Miss Tompkitts worked so hard in Body Molding. She got one of the top prizes at graduation for the Javanese Beauty Walk." Her listener was impressed. "She used to walk like a cr—uh sort of sideways." "You're telling me," Miss Willit muttered. Then she laughed mu sically. "Well, we all of us have our little faults, don't we?" Going home was an anti-climax In the foyer of the apartment, she stopped to glance at the telephone pad, which was blank unless Gretel .had used invisible ink, an act Lucilla wouldn't have put past her. "No messages for me?" she called, bending to scratch Sniffles, the sad-eared spaniel, under his chin. Gretel came out of the kitchen. "Nobody called you all day," she announced, with morbid pleasure. "Not even Mr. Webb." "Oh, good, I was later than I expected." The cool mistress-of- the-house act never cut any ice with Gretel, but it made Lucilla feel she was at least, hiding. Bears- had had Gretel, or been had by Gretel, ever since Arthur had received his last raise, two years before. She was Bavarian by way of Milwaukee, and not only knew her own mind, but professed to knowj everybody else's. She was an ade> quate cook, an overadequat* housekeeper, and Hoopy, for some baffling reason, adored her. Hoopy, said Gretel, had been invited to spend the afternoon at a, schoolmate's. • • • /""'RETEL followed Lucffla into; the bedroom to complain. "Everybody in the school's got tel-' lyvishun except poor Hoopy, and! it's got so she don't hardly comej home at all," the implication being: that if the Webbs cared for theirj child, and for the sanctity of th*j home, they too would have telly- vishun. She forebore saying that) she herself would be happy to sitj indoors and watch prize fights am" roller derbies seven days a wi Lucilla, who had spent an exhausts ingly emotional day being a widowj grandmother, schoolmate, potential beauty, and finally a mer« housewife, cut Gretel off with, "Fbl be in the tub, if anyone wants me." "Not that you've told me wbalj we'll be having for dinner," Gretel said darkly. Lucilla was shocked^ or at least felt she ought to DSJ shocked, by her remissness. Goad-' ing herself, she managed to sug^ gest salmon loaf. Gretel listened,! then announced she'd already} bought veal for wiener schnitzel*' "Mr. Webb likes wiener schnitzel ."1 Lucilla was so annoyed she saidi *Even Mr. Webb might get sick of it." This was a dig at nationalist pride, and at Gretel's best dish. . , When Gretel was mad, her face didn't flush, but only looked flattest and more doughy, ready to b* crimped around the edges and) stuck in a hot fire. Lucilla saidf hurriedly, "How nice the furnij ture looks! Did you just polish, MH ' It was a pointless question, in thai no such sop ever appeased GretaiJ J and besides, the whols pktcsj V reeked of furniture oM. , { > Gretel snuff lea, a more eesM _ temptuous sound than • snMssBJ £ and went back into the Idtdkatsv *

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