Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 18, 1968 · Page 19
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 19

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, December 18, 1968
Page 19
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1968 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT- VERP.ON, ILLINOIS 7 -B* AS YOU WERE... 70 YEARS AGO TODAY Calvii; Williams, a well-to-do and influential farmer of Webber township, died of heart failure early this morning. -o- -o- -o- 55 YEARS AGO TODAY H. H. Davis of the Mt. Vernon Laundry has gone to St. Louis to prepare his household goods for shipment to this city. •o- -o- -o- 50 YEARS AGO TODAY Grover Harvey, a bridge car-. penter, died at the camp of j the Louisville and Nash ville i bridge force last niyht of in-1 fluenza. -o -o- -o 45 YEARS AGO TODAY The hard road from Ashley into Mt. Vernon was completed today. Mrs. Inez Bogan, wife of J. Van Bogan, died yesterday. -o- -o- -o- 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Harry Lough, Mrs. Clarence DeWitt and Miss Leone Taylor were visitors in St. Louis today. More than 200 members and invited guests of the Federated Women's Club of Mt. Vernon, attended the annual dinner program given last evening at the Mt. Vernon Country Club. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Miss Feme Johnson was hostess last evening to the members of the Delta Theta Tau sorority at a Hollywood party, guests coming dressed as movie stars. A prize was awarded to Alberta Johnson as H a r po Marx. A play entitled "Helping Santa Claus" was given by Mrs. C. R. Pool's first grade pupils of the Lincoln school at the meeting of the Round Table club yesterday at the home of Mrs. George Howard. -o- >-o- -o- 30 YEARS AGO TODAY John Werner, who attends school at the University of Wisconsin, is spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Werner. Mr. and Mrs. II. H. Cust left yesterday for a trip to New Orleans. They will be away several weeks. Pauline Follinger of S.I.N.U. is spending the holidays in Mt. Vernon. -o- -o- -o- 25 YEARS AGO TODAY The 739th Military Police Batalion is being transferred to an undisclosed destination within the continental United States, Lieutenant Colonel William A. Peterson announced today, (ed-' itor's note —They went to Sault St. Marie.) Victor Grant of Mexico, Mo., father of Charles Ray Grant, 18, Mt Vernon football star who enlisted in the Marine Corps last February, during his senior year at high school, has received a letter from a comrade of the young marine stating that Charles Ray has been killed In action in the invasion of Tarawa, an island in the Pacific. Among guests at the dinner of the 739th M.P. Bn. Band at the Paradise Club last evening were Lt. Col.Wm. A. Peterson, commanding officer, Camp Mt. Vernon, Maj. Howard C. Hawkes, executive officer of the camp, 1st. Lt. E. Peterson, daughter of the colonel and nurse ih the Medical Corps and Mayor and Mrs. Berthold Borden. -o- -c~ -o- 20 YEARS AGO TODAY The Mt. Vernon Rams ran into lots of trouble before they broke through to capture their seventh victory of the season against the Anna- Jonesboro Wildcats Saturday night, 51-41. The casketed remains of T/S Charles Windell Fisher, one of Mt. Vernon's five fighting Fisher brothers, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Fisher of the Richview Road, will arrive in Mt. Vernon Tuesday morning for funeral services and reb u r i a 1. Charles Windell was killed Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time ® CAPTAIN EAS1 By TURNER ADENOID'S FATHER WAS STRICTLY *NO SALE" WHEN THE KID WANTED A GUITAR-BUT,, MOM WON THE BATTLE FOR JUNIOR" BUT MAYBE IT'S MORE THAN ^ JUST A PASSING FANCY"-AND IT WOULD 6IVE HIM SOMETHING TO DO"« PLEASE, DEAR 7A COMFOUWP VOL!) WASH! MO ] ONE'& HSARP OF IT! SOU SOT THE WRONG TOWW^ OR KALUKAK LIEPi THE WILLETS By WALT WHETTERBER ITS CUR1STMA6./AAV0R. ZPOOe, WHEN HOPES FOR A pETTER WORLD ARE REKINDLEP ROBIN MAIONB ....A WORLD GOVERNED BV THE BBST IKJ ^MANKIND—- AJAMELV, WOMANKIND ! / /iAEAU WHILE, MISS / LE/WOM, IT'S SECOtJP-BEST ( AS USUAL-—TAKE A V LETTER, PLEASE ! March 29, 1945, in Germany* while serving with the third Armored Division. Sgt Edwstfd Fisher, an infantyman, was killed on April 12, two weeks later in Germany. •O- *0* -O" 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Fire this morning destroyed the Ashley State Bank located a block north of U.S. Highway 460 in the center of the town. Last night was the coldest night of the winter in Mt. Vernon with the temperature just three above zero. Dr. C. K. Wells was elected president of the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital last evening at the hospital. He sue* ceeds Dr. Leo Eschelbacher, Dr. Marshall Hall was elected vice president, Dr. C. J. Anslinger was re- elected secretary and Dr. Eschelbacher was named to serve on the executive committee. -o- -o- -o- 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Mt. Vernon people have donated $100 in cash so far for Christmas food baskets for needy families. Vandals have broken into at least 20 cabins on Heil Lake, it is reported by Sheriff Bob Ruddick. The First Baptist church has received a bornze plaque from the Board of Christian Education for outstanding work in the Sunday school. -o -o- -o- 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Fire caused by an overheated flue at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday destroyed the four- room home of Mrs. Barbara Berry, 412 Forest Avenue. Mrs. Charles J. Thompson was hostess when the Register - News women held their annual Christmas party last evening. The Thompson home was gaily decorated for the occasion. Mr. and Mi's.' Lacy Mendenhall of Bluford will be married 40 years, December 22. WELL , ADENOID : HIT IT BIS— HE 'S MR. HAIRY GUITAR*" AND WHO'S TAKING ALL THE BENDS? ,<C\ "flam* ANP H475 Off TO ©ILLY CAMPBELL P .O. BOX 271 MOUNTAIN VIEW, ARK. MUNICH, Germany (AP) — The editor of a West German right-wing newspaper said today 50 right-wingers met secretly last weekend to form an asso- cation to "promote a nationally minded policy." Dr. Gerhard Frey, editor of the Deutsche National und Sol- daten Zeitun—German National and Soldiei-s' Newspaper— said he attended the meeting of various right-wing groups, including the National Democratic Party, or NPD, at Stamberg, upper Bavaria. PRISCILLA'S POP By At VERMEER IF THESE GUVS^ ONLY KNEW HOW IDIOTIC THEY LOOK WITH THEIR GRUBB V ' BEARDS.' £1 Ov 40B LUBBERS WHAT6ftWK £A<3 ?/p/C£ ,.,mv?em\u.m$s \ NOW JUST 60 HER THAT COULD SALOME WITH / VL£ MUMS... ALLEY OOP Bv V. 1. HAMLIN SHORT RIBS By FRANK O NEAl 'X DIG PEACB&MBOS. WHVDOTHE KIDS \ THMCIM SQUARE? ) WINTHROP By DIC.~ CAVIAR BUGS BUNNY IP YA MEANS A ^ SPOT WHERE NOBODVLL NOTICE IT, TH' ANSWER IS YES' y" HOWS 7UAT FER GOOPTHINKIN 1 ? I'M GOING TO RUN A WAV FQOAK HOME7 yOU'LL- &E eoRRy WHEN I'M OONEJ RUNNING AWAY 19 THE COWARP'6 WAY OUT.' IF YOU HAP ANY GUMPTION, YOU'P PO SCMETHINO ABOUT THINGS THAT BOTHER YOU/ OUR BOARDING HOUSE EEK & MEFK •V HOWIE SCHNblDEH I FIXED THAT PRAIM\G>e PROBLEVV WITH MAJOR HOOPLl 1 PRESUME I'D 6£T IT^ SACK ? ON SECONT? THOUSMT, YWY NOT 6lVE THE MERCHANT'? A CHANCE TP CONi- TKlBUTE ? IT'4 60OD' PUBLIC RELATI0N5, FOR THEM ' OUT OUR WAV By WILLIAMS

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