Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on July 9, 1951 · Page 15
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MONDAY, JULY 9, 1951 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MM The Register News Daily Magazine Page PRISCILLA'S POP BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN fVSOOT WWW VOO VJMSS TO ^ertu^: \« E > so wre. you oo ? BY VAL VIRMII1 ^^^^ REVEREND O WELL! WEEMS ISN'T FEELING HE HAD TO HAVE HIS APPENDIX TAKEN OUT! WELL, PRISCILLA! AREN'T YOU GOING TO SAY ANYTHING » mm FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS As PART OF HIS JOB AT /ULTA LODGE, LARD SMITH IS FORCED TO DANCE ATTENDANCE? ON THE AMPLE AND ENEfZSETIC EfZMIMTRUDB' TIWY! BY BLOSSER Yoo WERE MEANT TOR. ME, ^ I WAS MEAHT FOR YOU —7 1^ COPR. 1»S1 VI Mt» SI AS YOU OUnce* Thraufb tta* Files ut The Keitster and The News 55 YEARS AGO TODAY The bp]] tower on the West Side school house which was blown off by the storm May 27, is being rapidly restored by Messers Compton, Cowger, and Throgmorton, who have the contract for its restoration. Burglars effected an entrance to Charlie Adam's saloon and restaurant on Broadway last night and carried off a quantity of beer and other intoxicants. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Olen J. Anderson, 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Anderson met a tragic death by drowning in the Southern Railroad pond Sunday afternoon. 85 YEARS AGO TODAY Rev. and Mrs. C. E. Cunningham are making preparations to leave Mt. Vernon this week for Elmer, Mo. where they will make their home. • Geo. Pace and Miss Cecil Williamson were married in Hermann, Mo., March 20, it became known today. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY Louis Gillis. one of Mt. Vernon's colored boys who served overseas, is reported to have been winner of a Nash sport model car in the big affair conducted by the American Legion. Miss Ella V. Estes, who two yearsi ago settled on a claim in Idaho, writes her sister, Mrs. Ida Feltz of this city, that she is getting along nicely. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. Marshall Hall left today for Miami, Fla., after a visit with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Andy Hall. Dr. Arthur Irons was notified today by the adjutant general's office in Washington, D. C, that he had been appointed first lieutenant in the dental corps of the regular army. He was instructed to report in person to the com,- mandant of the army dental school within 30 days. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY John Berry of Hillsboro, Mo., formerly of this city, died early this morning of injuries received Tuesday afternoon when he fell from a wagon from which he was unloading hay at the Holecamp farm near Hillsboro. He was hurried to a hospital in St. Louis where his death occurred. At a largely attended and enthusiastic meeting of Jefferson Lodge 121 Knights of Pythias, last night, the lodge unanimously voted to hold a reunion and homecoming of present and former members in September, the exact date to be selected later. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Two alligators and a bear, have been added to, the city park zoo within the past few days. Misses Leone Taylor and Lila Moore departed this morning for Los Angeles, Calif., and other western points. They will also attend the Texas Centennial. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY The McDowell Chorus of Mt. Vernon, which placed first in the Chicago Land Music Festival, and second in the Egyptian Music Festival at West Frankfort, last year, will again compete at West Frankfort this year. Mrs. Effie L. Rich, wife of Marlin Rich, died at her home, 815 south 24th street at 8 p. m. Tues- i day. *.: Winston Browning was installed v as president of the Young Men's , ' Civic Club at that organization 's semi-monthly meeting held last night at Hunt's Coffee Shop. 5 YEARS AGO TP DAY High school athletics paid its ^ own way during the 1946 season '' Principal Silas Echols reported today. Receipts from the sale of *. football and basketbal tickets was $12,115.00 and expenses were $11,798.000 Basketball carried the load with $8,572.00 receipts. The athletics department turned over v $2,000 to the school district. The temerature hit 103 here yesterday, and it hasn 't rained ; since June 1st. ? Mrs. Patricia Nolta, charming English bride of Herman R. Nolta has arrived in Mt. Vernon to be • with the husband she married , A year ago in Britain. 1 ; SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH RUTH M1LLETT By RUTH MILLETT NEA Staff Writer IT'S STILL A SMART IDEA FOR GIRL TO HEED PARENTS PjTlMI BY NEA BFRVIci .TNCrT.-M. BEG- U. S. PAT. Off... OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE OUT OUR WAY 6PEAK UP/Mow DID you KNO\M IT WAS *M2 X FDUMD IM TKB WAIT.' K THE LISKT DAV\JN)5 -THAT MONEY WAS YOURS ' HO, MAJOR -THE MONEY WA6 YOURS REALLY yout ?6, LIKE THE TWIO 4 TEETH YOU 'VE GOT LEFT )M TH& BACKREMEMBER THE? I<EESAN CHRI6-TENIN6 A YEAR AGO^ you Wos) $112 IN A FRIENDLY GAME- THAT MIGHT-*-AND I/VE- WONDEI2ED ENiER <£IMCE VJHY YOU gORROwJED HALF A SUCK FROM ME NiEKT DAY/ in ET WAS A FOGGY MIGHT -*~He HID IT AND F0EGOT- Is a girl 18 who has just finished high school old enough to know what is best for her? Or should she listen to her parents' advice when the question is as important as marriage? I have a letter from a girl whose parents have always planned for her to go through college. But she has fallen in love with a boy of 20 and wants to marry him this summer. Her letter ends: "I know what I want. What's the use of my going to college when I 'm going to marry Bill some day, anyhow? Besides, if I go away to school he might find someone else." Well, let's take those remarks in order. You know what you want, you say. Sure, you know what you want right now. You want to marry Bill. Because at 18 Bill looks like the most wonderful man in the world. But that doesn't mean that given a few more years of education, of more dating experience, and more of the maturity that comes with each passing year you might not find someone who would be more nearly your ideal at age 25 or 30. What is the use of your going to college? For one thing, an education is a great privilege. Your parents are willing to give it to you and you should think a long time before turning it down. You wouldn't turn down a convertible if they offered you that as a gift, would you? Well, a college edu- BY WILLIAMS DON cation is a much more important gift and it is one that you can keep a lifetime. Yes, if you go away to school he might find someone else. But if he should wouldn't that indicate that his love wasn't worth your sacrificing your chance at an education? Eighteen is pretty young to be sure that you know what is best for you for life. At least, make a compromise with your parents. Agree to go away to college for one year, and then see how you and Bill feel about marriage. You won't be doing Bill any injustice. After all, '20 is pretty young to be taking on the responsiblity of a wife. ^d£ tr ,t g^ng along wonderfully with your family—whV ' -**^yi8it them and spoil it all?': •5/ WX50D TUB STORY I Laellla Webb, 37, hear* about remarkable trnnnfor- aiatloiia Tvroaarht by the Beantiftri- ITon School for benmy-cnltore. She learnn that the tee for the eonrae la 9260. • a « IV IVTO one had been more dumfounded than Lucilla's brother Lyle when Hollywood bought Rodney Mool's novel as an orig- j lnal. Rodney was invited to come j out to write the screen-play, which I turned out eventually to be a com- f edy melodrama. [ Lyle had been unexpectedly I tactful. He brought home several I kinds of B complex pills, and sev- ieral kinds of uncomplex young men, not forcing her to take ; either. He didn't bring Arthur 'for Lucilla. but for himself. Arthur had come to Rub-dub :itom a rival concern, and had isjient two years as a representa- ; tive in Latin American • countries. JLyle not only admired Arthur, but (wanted to get his advice on how I often those Latin temperaments 'took cold, and how fast they could be converted to Rub-dub. To (Lyle's genuine bewilderment, Ar- jthur seemed more interested in .his kid sister's description of a ; movie she'd seen than in Lyle's (reasoned analysis of the potential ! bronchial upsets (and subsequent ; Rub-dub sales) in all French Guinea, Colombia, and Santo Domingo. The next time, Arthur ' asked point-blank if Lucilla would 'be there, and suggested they all have dinner together first. Instead of getting down to hoarse chest colds in Colombia they went to a movie and got Mae West's own ! brand of hoarse chest In his physical format, Arthur .was neither tall nor short, thin nor fat, although even then bis j middle was solid. He had medium- I blue eyes, medium-blond hair, and (a face that curved out at the I sides in an affable cheekline, and was based off above and beiow by a square chin and squarish forehead. His mouth was wide and lip-color, rather than arrogantly, wetly red as Rodney's had been. He was a white-shirts and dark-suits man. Soon after they were married, 26 months after they'd met, Lucilla coaxed him to a tailor's, picked out a handsome tweed, and felt very smart young wife improving husband, until she saw Arthur in the finished suit. It made him look perspiring, burly, and scratchy. She felt as irritated as if it were his fault, and discouraged bis wearing the suit • • a "WHERE'D y° u 311(1 Charlotte " eat?" Arthur asked her. "We ate at the Woman's Exchange." Arthur settled back, expecting her to go on. She was staring at her left thumb, pushing back the cuticle with elaborate care. "I gather it was pretty depressing," he said. Lucilla glanced up quickly. "No, just duU." She said Charlotte weighed a ton, and knew where every sorority sister lived, and what their husbands did. "She invited us to dinner, but I made excuses for you." Arthur said, "Good." Something unfinished in the atmosphere made him add, "But if you'd really like to go, I guess I could Uve through it." Her nerve ends were so dose to the surface that she felt prodded by his offer. You don't know how Charlotte would be sizing you up, she accused him silently. You wouldn't even try to make an impression, and tell anecdotes about Latin America. Arthur was opening his paper. Lucilla said suddenly, "She thinks I'm middle- aged and round-shouldered." "The old cow." He said It so indignantly that Lucilla felt momentary pleasure. • "If ah* said that, she's just jealous." "I am too stooped. You've told me yourself to straight— Me>" She, pushed her spine into the back at the couch, and winced, touching a broken spring that jabbed right back at her. "When did'I tell you mat?" "How do I know the exact day and hour?" Arthur's glance trailed to an intriguing black headline on the business page of the paper. "W1H Dollar Exchange Hazards Slow Export?" He tore his thought! " away from this alluring, intimate question. "Well, I certainly never said you were middle-aged." ."I'll he 38 next October." Her husband couldn't deny tWa, but he knew enough to say, "Yo« don't look it." "But you wouldn't say I looked the same as I did 13 years ago." "Who does?" Arthur answered genially. Having brought logie to bear, he had surely earned the right to read about Dollar Exchange Hazards, which were real and immediate. • • • AT 6, he asked if they shouldn't phone the Cantwells- and ask about Hoopy. "I could watt over ami get her." Lucilla said the Cantwells had promised to deliver Hoopy. "She can't be dragged away before that program about Cuckoo and Ollia. Ollie's the dragon." Arthur looked pleased. He said Bill Derkin had mentioned that same program at lunch. Ttt'e Kukla, Fran, and Ollie." He not only liked to get names right, but was rather pedantic about correcting her. If Lucilla had ever used a four-: letter word, it would have bee* at that moment "I'm sick and tired of being corrected every I make a simple statement." Just as a parent suddenly being goaded by a child's ornefi- ness, and thinks, her forehead looks flushed, Arthur's UTiUtio» changed to concern at his wifels feverish unreasonableness. "Okajy Mommy," he said, in what wy meant to be a soothing tone. Ttfe Cuckoo." • \ The bell rang, Hoopr* buzz. Arthur, on W door, gave Lucilla's bead and didnt know bow came to getting bis fingers <Te Be Ca»Mf »*y •Mi mm :;K$$(ffe ISIilf

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