Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 21, 1968 · Page 13
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VER?.ON, ILLINOIS B-B V^7UW& IZ-Z/ LI'L ABNER By AL CAPPS AS YOU WERE • • • 65 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. James Nugent and children and Mrs. Fred W. Patton and children of St. Louis arrived this morning to spend the nolidays with Mr. ana Mrs. C. H. Patton on east North Street. Col. William Jennings Bryan's war horse went through the city on the Air Line freight train-No. 81 Tuesday night. -O" "O" -o- 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Nancy E. Twitt, aged 78, died Sunday evening at her home on Castleton Avenue. -o- -o- -o- 60 YEARS AGO TODAY The proposal to establish a motor car passenger service on the W.S. & W. Railroad is being considered. The recount of votes for sheriff at the election of Nov. 5 is scheduled to begin Thursday. All previous records for Christmas business are being broken at the Mt. Vernon Post Office this year. o- -o- -o- 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Staging a fighting comeback after being outpointed dui-ing the first half, the Mt. Vernon high- school team last night do- leated Carbondale, 24-15 in the annual homecoming game played here. -o- -o- -o- 35 YEARS AGO TODAY James Cawood \yill arrive iom Champaign this evening to spend the holidays with his parents Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Cawood. Harold Myers arrived today ', t'rom Champaign where he attends school, to spend Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Myers. ; -o- o- -o- 30 YEARS AGO TODAY Mr. Art Zuber, Walter L. Settlemire, and Miss Jeanelte Faulkner were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall and daughter, Alice, in Car- 1 1 ^ ndale last,,, evening. Mrs. L. 0. Alexander. Mrs. J. W. Metcalf. Mrs. H a r ry White, Mrs. Oliver Jones and Mrs. Martin Henn spent Wednesday afternoon in Opdyke .vheive they attended a Christmas party of the Royal Neighbors Lodge. -o- -o- -o- 2J YEARS AGO TODAY The engagement of Miss Louise Lough to Lt. Frank J. Hayes of Chicago was announced Tuesday evening at a dinner given at the home of Miss Lough's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lough, at 1714 Broadway. Fire Chief Paul Partridge and Don Harrison returned last night .'rom Chicago where they attended a meeting on the estab- I lishment of the Illinois Firemen's ! pension system . I -o- -o- -o- ••itt YEARS AGO TODAY I "Mt. Vernon is the busiest j little town I have ever seen" a postal inspector declared this ivcek as he visited the local postoffice and watched employ­ es furiously at work in an allout o!tempt to keep up with the b'ggest Christmas season mail j Hi ..h in the history of the city. j [he record 1947 peak is being t nped by 40 per eenl this I ,\ ear. ; Jefferson Memorial Hospital received a fine Christmas gift yesterday a S500 cheek, sift of .no Second Baptist church, 11th and Conger. Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Whitney Si-, of 521 South ISih St.. announced the engagement of their daughter, Barbara Jeanne, 10 Clarence James Wilson, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Clarence Wilson of 502 North Tenth Street. -o- -o- -o- 1,7 YEARS AGO TODAY Mt, Vernon city couneilmen :ast night decided to set up n live- year program of major srreet improvements which will include a $65,000 paving job on Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time ® V /WEN HIS NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR HEWED TO THE LINE IN CUTTING THE LAWN/S0UATWELL HAP THI5 TO SAY' r LOOK AT THE CHEAP X CHISELER! HOW CAREFUL ^ HE IS! AFRAID HE MIGHT MOW A FOOT OVER ON OUR GRASS-• BUT WHEN THE SAAAE GUV SNOWBLOWS OVER THE LINE TRYING TO BE FRIEND •••WHAT5 SQUATTY SAY THEN? three blocks of Logan and secy tions of 26th arid 27th Street', to be completed next year, j The Mt. Vernon Rams ad- l vanced to the semi- finals of ! the Egyptian holiday basketball \ tournament at West Frankfort I litis afternoon with, a winning ! >,eore of Ki over Zeigler's 39. i Le Ben Garrison lies been h 'I'Cted president of Ihe Mt. Vernon Board of F-V.iltors. He 'succeeds Joe P. E'.oyle. Other i tv \v officers an- A. Harold Williams, vice president; Mrs. Re! oil Murphy, s»rivt;iry - frmsur- jer and J. R. Winn and Joe P. \ Govle, director^, j Miss Donna Leo. a junior at ; t'ie University of Illinois, has ' crrived to spend the holidays 'with her parents. Fai m Advisor \ md Mrs. Donald O. Lee. i -O- -iV ~o- 10 YEARS AGO TODAY ; 'More llian 100 < ,-ti!< is aeetid- i.d open house at the honv> of \ Mr. and Mrs. V'iMl'-e. 11. G.v- ves Sunday afternoon on Ihe j occasion of then- t*;->I«U-t> We.I- id'ng anniversary. J .Mr. and Mrs.' Karl Slerh;e of | Scenes will be married fifty ears on Christmas Day. The annual Christmas musi- eale was held Sunday afternoon at the Ml. Wrnon Township high school. Directors included W. H. Hecknieyer, Tnl Smith, Charles Grr:',;.'.. y»nl Alma Bii;- -O- -n- 5 YEARS AGO TODAY The Galaxies a Mt. V T ernon singing group composed of hi'jh jcliool and eullo !_;i.' students wii] 'pear on the Charlotte Peters o\v on Channel ."> TV Decem- r 27, and on Channel 3, De- •nber 30. Mt. Vernon holds a slim lead retail sales in Southern Illi.'s for the month of August. Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Thatcher 2509 West Cherry Street will •serve their GOth wedding anni- ••sary, December 29. The first draft call for ]%1 s been received in Jefferson unty. On January S, three .oung men will bo inducted into the U. S. ARMED FORCES AT Louis, Mo. The Ryukyu archipelago is made up of about l-'.O islands stretching from southern Japan almost, to Formosa. Okinawa, dominant island of the Ryukyu archipelago. (>r miles long and l'-om two In is miles wide. God is not nvntionul in tJ-.o Book of Esther in the Bible. PRISCILLA'S POP By At VERMEER ALLEY OOP 8v M. t. HAMLIN

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