Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 7, 1951 · Page 9
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 9

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, July 7, 1951
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SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page BLONDIE BY CHIC YOUNG U'L ABNER BY AL CAPP GOOD LUCK, WIF YOUR. HASH- MOUSE, HASSAN.'.'' MOW THET MAMMV DONE. RECKAMIZED U'L ABNER, WE IS ALL GOIN' BACK T' DOG PATCH, IN MISTAK DREAMGOAT'S TRUCK. REAL pssr /r -AH D/DN'TAEALLVX PECKAHiZE MM- SOMEHOH\ THET STRANtZE BOV TOUCHED MAHHEART-SO\ AH IS P£RT£HC>/M' T '0E HIS MA MM V— UN TIL Hl£ G/75 HIM T 'DOOPATCH- WHAREVKR TV/MT IS - WE'LL MAKE. BEAU TIFUL MUSIC, TOGETHER, IN EVERV BOWL/N ALLEY THIS SIDE. O' HOBOKEN. SHO' NUFF, LARDWICK.'.* f-'Mvrrwis aoMPmhuH -SEEMS T'KEEP MAH BRA IS/ ALL FOOVf .T-") Re PRISCILLA'S (J AS YOU OUnce* Thruarb the Files of The KerisUr and The Newi IED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN THAT'S WHtRE WE THE WAGO^TRAtrt FROfN THE EAST,' LOSW3 PRAIRIES^ STRANGE PEOPLE! •JUGS BUNNY CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER 50 rvt DECIDED TO GWE\ 080V. THANKS, VOU A RIAL BREMCN»*Mi| UR.McXEEl THAT M0ftftl» \S LEAWIWS TODW/ ME HEr\D OF AMD VOU CMO TAKE HI*/akTIGO'S DEPARTMENT] PtAOB ATOWCE! V V A' & WASH OPEN* THE LETTER FROM EASY: iSjL ifteW& plta«Z. yfftU 7nt SORRV VOil'RE LEAVWQ US 50 SOON, EA5V. BUT FRAMKLV I'VE WONDERED WHY SOU STAYED WITH VOUR JOB me LOWS 1 . yIT'S TIME TO LET YOU \lN ON A LITTLE SECRET] |klT. TMREADV TO JPRIW& A TRAP THAT WILL MET ME FIVE THOUSAND BUCKS' 55 YKARS AGO TODAY G. B. Hawkins is now the sole proprietor of the Hawkins Grocery Co., having purchased Dr. Porter's interest in the concern yesterday. Alva Johnson of the Boston Store went to St. Louis today to purchase goods. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Levison of Bartlesville, Okla., are here for a visit with the family of the former's brother. Lou Levinson. E. E. Van Fleet of the Mt. Vernon Jewelry Company returned this morning from a business trip to St. Louis. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Poole with Miss Maeryta, started on a six week's automobile trip Friday. They will take in Niagara Falls and other points in the East. Harry P. Webb has returned from Chicago where he went to attend a convention of the Illinois Wholesale Grocers. Shelby Wiggins and sister, Miss Gowen, arrived yesterday from Portland, Ore., for a visit with Mt. Vernon friends. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Maxwell Pyle, assistant city editor of the Decatur Herald is spending his vacation with his mother in this city. About 100 cars were stalled on the hard road near Shawneetown with flat tires, caused by punctures from nails which had evidently been scattered on the highway by some thoughtless person. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Operation of the big Nason mine which has been idle for more than five years, is to be resumed today. Former Senator William Lorimer of Chicago is billed to address an open meeting in the county court house tonight at 7:30 p. m. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY With the official thermometer registering only 101 degrees at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, today's temperature probably will not reach the record-breaking mark of 108 established yesterday. Mrs. Harry Lough and children have departed for Indianapolis, Ind., to spend the month of July visiting relatives. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY After a heated controversy at the city hall last night the Mt. Vernon city council passed a resolution to pave north Tenth street RUTH MILLETT By RUTH MILLETT NEA Staff Writer BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN LAKi -SAUtS'.MVSS POG A\KVt *X *tf3t« HOW COM^. ?? MANY A MOTHER APPRECIATES JTJST HOW THIS ONE FEELS OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE •*ff Vfc>D 6AY VOL) SANJE TW/\ T g\ COCXOO *lOO YOL> FOOMO ^ IN] AN QLD ? ^AR& 'm Y0LVSURE THERE WAG ^ IF MY REASDMINJ6 IS ALL*- WOOL, THERE SHOL)Lt> HrYJE SEEM *|I2 1/0 THG IWSTR^MENiT-**-AM (f~ 4" f AYJPF-SPLiTT-TT .'r YO)— AsNi, H/\K-HAkMY WORO, TWIGGS—YES,THERE WAS EXACTLY S ||2. IN} THEr TRUMP£T/- t *-80T > IM HEAMEhOfe NAME, S t M LET- EYE S, TM AT MEP>N6 YOU MUST KsiOvJ TELL ME, MAN/ $Tf?ANJGLfM6 1^- OUT OUR WAY A young wife with one small baby writes me: "My husband and I meant to have a large family— that is, at least four children. But now that I've found out that one baby keeps me busy every minute of the day I wonder how women ever manage a whole houseful of children." It isn't quite as difficult as it looks to you right now. Because acquiring a large family (except in rare instances) is a gradual process. Coming along one at a time, the children are fitted into the family one at a time. Like any other job where you gradually increase your responsibilities, you find you can do a whole lot more than you thought you could when you were new at the job. Also, the more children a woman has the less time she has to fuss and fret and worry over any one of them. Little things that might upset the mother on one don't even faze the mother of six. LEARNS WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT Then, too, the mother of a large family seldom tries to be a perfectionist. She is satisfied to do things reasonably well instead of trying to have her house always BY WILLIAMS shining and her children always spotless. So don't get scared off of the idea of having a large family. Look around you at the mothers of large families to see how they manage. You'll probably discover that they are no more tied down than you are—and that they don't work a great deal harder. For they take shortcuts. They become efficient organizers of their time. And, after all, a woman has only so much time and energy to spend whether she is the mother of one or of a dozen. from Main street to Maple, a distance of three blocks. Kenneth Setkezorn of Mt. Vernon sailed from New York City at noon today on the Alcoa, for Trinidad, off the coast of South Amercia, where he wlil be employed as U. S. Government engineer on the new air and naval base. Mrs. Setzekorn will leave August 1st to join him. A long line of footsore soldiers of the 35th Division trudged 15 miles today, paying through their feet for raising the ire of their general, Ben Lear, when they yoo- hooed at shorts-clad gjrls as they passed a Memphis Tenn., golf course, the previous day where the general, clad in civilian clothes was golfing. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY There were 175 conversions in the two week city-wide revival SIDE GLANCES^ service conducted here by the Jewish evangelist, Hyman Appleman, and his singer, preacher, Homer Britton. Attendance ranged from 700 to 1300 per session. The evangelist received $1500 as a love offering. George C. ""Bugs" Moran of Chicago and Virgil Summers formerly of Mt. Vernon, have been arrested by the F. B. I. in Henderson, Ky., charged with a $10,000 armed robbery in Dayton, Ohio. Moran's headquarters was the scene of the notorious Valentine Day massacre in 1929. Summers had been living in Chicago since his discharge in 1943 from prison where he had been serving a murder sentence. Artie Lyle has resigned at fourth ward alderman. A Democrat, Mr. Lyle has resided in South Bend, Ind., for the past three months. BY GALBRAITH "I'll have something to tell my ^-^.hildren, too— hOW Ralph and I defied the but- ' sot married!" .. en. T.M .Mc .o .SLMt..eP» : _ &Q%bi THIRTY YEARS *TC30 SOOM THE ITORTi Locllla Wthb, poshing 40. hrnrn from no out-of- town friend about remarkable tranaformatlona tvrona-ht by the Beantlfol-Yon «ehool for hraoty- enlfare. She vtalte the plnee and flnda tke fee for the conrae la •200. • • • III T UCILLA. running her tub, ~ thought. "I ought to get out those bath salts Josie gave me for Christmas." and then forgot, as she always did. When she dressed, she omitted rouge, and thought self- pityingly. "I look tired." Then she Dut her face so close to the mirror she had to squint cross -eyed, and told herself. My skin 's a lot better than Clarice's to start with. The name of Miss Willit. and Registration Desk, bobbed to the surface, but this was too definite, and the memory of the blue-satin pantywaist was too overpowering. Her mind dove for cover. . . Haven't read the last New Yorker. Lucilla dislodged The New Yorker carefully, then sprawled on the couch looking listlessly at cartoons. Suddenly the Beautiful- You advertisement hit her eyes with the impact of a flash bulb. This time, they had turned on the inner fountain of youth for a Mrs. Chittledock. and washed half of her away. In the after her torso was as sinuous as a blacksnafce. her profile was eagerly chin-up, and she carried a fur cape over one arm, as if she'd dashed to the photographer's between a cocktail and dinner date. One could almost feel the after giving off waves of joie de vivre. Lucilla, absently stroking Sniffle's up-thrust head, thought, I'd look nice in a fur cape. The whimsically cheek- boned man appeared, to say fondly, to a vivacious, laughing, fur- caped Lucilla: "You never seem to get tired. 1 * • • • A KEY clinked; Arthur's voice called, "Hi Mommy." HIM i 'a mta4 |eM off m HILPfcGARK POttOft ily. Arthur came in from the foyer "Have a good lunch?" The hand not carrying the evening paper patted her shoulder. Lucilla said "Mmmm. O.K." He looked around expectantly until she reminded him Hoopy was at the Cantwells. The dining end of the room was at the opposite end from the foyer up three raised steps, with the table against the middle of the three windows. When Lucilla and Arthur first looked at the apart ment. Lucilla had been charmed with the steps. Hoopy had been even more charmed. She had flung herself down them at intervals of 30 seconds and littered them with dismembered dolls, empty cold- cream jars, and other booby traps for unheeding feet. Now that Hoopy was old enough to keep her toys tn her own room, at least theoretically, Gretel carried on the tradition of Live Dangerously by waxing the steps to a fare-thee- well. Arthur went up them cautiously, as if he were digging cleats into ice. and put his head into the kitchen. Sniffles padded after him. although there wasn't a chance of his being fed before dinner. "Good evening. Gretel. Something smells good." Gretel said loudly, "Well, at least it's not canned fish loaf." "Mind if I open a window?** Gretel said it wasn't her who would have to eat soot and them germy little flies ail over her food. The window squeaked open. Arthur, careless in victory, skidded down the steps, slid two feet on a scatter rug, and grabbed the side wall. He sat down and said: "There ought to be employers' accident insurance," Lucilla giggled involuntarily, then said in a surprised tone, "That's a funny idea." Somehow she had become ao convinced bar husband was literal-minded that she viewed his occasional sallies almost with resentment, as an er herself the witty conversationanal of the family, although most of H took place in her own head. Faea to face with new acauamtaaeea, she was too prone, unknowingl?, to divide people into two group*! rather dull, and worthy only es items about children and dogs, of sophisticated and therefore so erit* leal it was nerve-racking to wonder what to say or how they'd react, which seemed to matter even if she disliked them. Arthur had never come under either category. • • • THEY had met three years after •*• she came from Rillings. P$u (population 13.000) to New York. Her older brother Lyle was working in the exoort division of Rob- dub, and had got the 22-year-old Lucilla a 1ob doing research reports It consisted of going through trade papers and medical fournalfl and writing synopses of Dertinent articles for Rub-dub executive*. Lucilla. so recently an English major that flecks of purple passage* still clung to her hair, was frustrated by the fact that she couldnt use adjectives In synopses. However, she was conscientious enough to do what she was hired for. and young enough to feel that living on one's own salary of $22 .50 wa* to dabble one's feet in success and romance. Unfortunately, during the third month at work, she met Rodney Mool, and the effect wa* as painful as going in the water too soon after Junch. Rodney was an intense young man who wore dark shirts with dark ties. He spewed out slogans for Rub -dub because, as n* immediately taught Lucilla. publlsh- ers were small-souled. gross stomached, capitalist morons wha would never dare publish masterpieces of truth. She read Rodney** novel in manuscript with the focussed. new-born eyes of !©*•» ,. and convinced herself it powerful, searing Job. Rodney ; kindly taught her words like) h pen proletariat and several ml*? quotations from Veblen oarlbt •> theory of conspicuous waft*. F"— „ she tried to assert herseit fp: tog for a kind of balanns, m would push her back viafctnUjr., The truth i* that balance aUdaV Rodney 's ego teeter wtfdhjr. was a

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