Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 24, 1968 · Page 19
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 19

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, December 24, 1968
Page 19
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 196S THE REGISTER-NEWS - AT. VERT..ON. ILLINOIS 7-B Daily Ma^axiitt' Pag&* IftONDIB By CHIC YOUNG I FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS LI'L ABNER By Al CAPPS • • • 70 YEARS AGO TODAY Eck Stull, the popular driver of the fire wagon, celebrated Christmas by taking himself a wife. He and Miss Mary Yearwood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Yearwood, were married Saturday evening. -o- -o- -o-, 65 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. Phil Herrin a former Mt. Vernon boy, has been elected mayor of Villa Grove, HI. -o- -o- -o- 50 YEARS AGO AGO TODAY Senator Thomas E. Mcrritt, a prominent citizen of Salem, and brother, of Mrs. J . 0. Chance of this city, is dead, -o- -o- -o- 45 YEARS AGO TODAY Oakley Arnett, aged 15. accidentally shot and killed himself while carrying a gun. Passenger service on the Jefferson and Southwestern Railroad between Mt. Vernon and Nason will be inaugurated on Janauary 1, it was announced today by J. C. Road.. -O- -O- -o- 40 YEARS AGO TODAY" Joe Howard, colored of St. Louis, lies in the morgue of J. J. Fly and sons as the result of a shotgun wound inflicted a! the hard road camp west of I Dahlgren. Several hundred child ren were made happy at the court house as the Elks provides their ISth annual Cliristmas treat for the Code, general manager of the railroad needy. -o- -o- -o- 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Lawrence O. Tate and Miss Maxine Metcalf were married in this city Saturday afternoon at Four o'clock. The Baptist Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding when Miss Margaret Thompson became the bride of Howard Rawlinson. Mrs. Gi-over Bond and her father , Ed Willis, were the victims of an auto accident last evening while returning from Collinsvillc, where they had visited with Mrs. Bond's brother during the holidays. -o- -o- -o- 80 YEARS AGO TODAY Throe thousands children attended the Register-News Christmas movie shows at the Granada Theatre. Miss Maxine Hungate and Miss Betty Clark were visitors in Harrisburg yesterday. Miss Edith Cate asnd Mrs. Helen Jones are leaving tomorrow for Clearwater, Fla. .Mrs. Jones will remain for several months. V" -O- "O- *o— ^ 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Sixty men from Mt:Vernon and Jefferson county have been given honorable. discharges from Uncle "Sam's training camps and battle fronts since the beginning of World War B, according to the records of Gr- cuit Clerk Harley Warren. I Sgt. Charles S. Pate and Pfc. I Glen Trout, both of the Marine j Corps, ave given their lives in war against Japan, r e 1 atives j have been notified. I Judge Conrad Schul, Elks ru- | ler. welcomed the children j Cliristmas morning at the circuit court room when the Elk's Santa Claus made his appearance for the 34th consecutive time. Judge Schul told the children that on account of Hie war, there would be no toys. Misses Ada, Ann and Anita Bartolomucci of Decatur are spending the holidays with their | parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham | Bartolomucci. Ada is practicing i private nursing. Ann is a member of the Cadet Nurses Corps and Anita is employed in the plant office of the A. E. Staley Mfg . Co. -0- -o -o- i 20 YEARS AGOT DOAY Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dirks of 530 South 25th Street are the parents of a son, born Friday, December 24. at Good Samaritan Hospital. He has been nam- CAPTAIN EAS1 By TURNER KALUKAK. IF YOU HAVE AMY INTEREST IW HELPING U& LEARN MORE OF MAN'£ L0N& CLIMB JO THE PINNACLE _ _^ McKEE! WTTCH FOR KWOWLEPSE KWOW? MO B0UNP£'-. PO YOU KNOW WHO HAD Ttf SHORTEST REIGN IN HISTORY? LOUIS 31 OP FRANCE. ON AUGUST 2.1830., FIFTEEN VUNUTES' OR THAT TH' LONGEST SAUSAGE Y. THEPE ON RECORD WAS 2iOOO FEET.../ MUST SB MADE IN 1701 AT KONIGSBEKG" / A LIMIT GERMANY. FOB. FREPERICK EL'S C TO SUCH CORONATION? 1 . USELESS INFORMATION! 3F5 By WAIT WHETTERBER By ftOB IUBBERS SHORT RIBS By HSANK O'NEAL « 1Mb, NU, IK TM. tig. U4 hi. • -V -'.4 BUGS BUNNY , BUGS! WILL 'YOU LEAVE THE ROOM? OUR , CLUB IS HOLDING A SECRET MEETING! I'M •', COMFORTABLE, 'AN' I'M NOT , LEAVIN, CICERO! EEK & MEFK FREAKY IS AU.lblOT! ••SHE'S SPEWDIM3 A"- DAY GO/AJG AROUAJD PEUVERIAJG HER CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO pecpee-/ Bv HOWIE SCHNblOEK so? WHAT'S t/URCAJG LUfTH THAT ? GIFT-CAPPED S/UOUJBACLS f -NQ Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time W/ THE SAME «. THE GUY RAM Y THE WRONG WAV? I WUZ THERE/'" RIGKETTS-THW'S WHO IT WAS- RED RICKETTS-" PICKED UP A FU«V\BLE AN' RAN TO THE WRONG GOAL! I SAW IT--- ed John Alan, Mr. Dirks is Chamber of Conimerce swaS^ tar?. - . . ' :'t£* Verne O/Lowery, well ko6pt former Mt Vernon resident, win become works mariagefraf the Greenville Steel Car Company Greenville, Pa., on • Jan. 1- •o» -o- -o». 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Victor A. Hundley, Commander of Vernois Post No. 1376, V.F.W. today announced that the Post has secured a home, to be known as the "Dug Out" located in the basement of the Prescription Shop building 10th and Main street. The Mt. Vernon Rams lost to Edwardsville 5249 last night making the victorious team the champions of the Egyptian Holiday Tourney. Miss Phyllis Clarke, a student nurse at St Anthony's hospital school of Nursing in Hays, Kan. is spending Christmas with her j parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Clarke of the Salem Road. -o- -o- -o- 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Art Laird is the new president of the United Fund of Jefferson County. He succeeds Ogle Willis. Harlean Wolfe, home economics student at SIU modeled in a style show at the University — wearing clothing she had made. Lit. Col. and Mrs. Marion Ellison of San Antonio, Tex., at* , spending Christmas with lier j mother, Mrs. Maude Perry. ' -o- -o- -o^ 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Circuit Judge Randall S. Quin- dry today ordered the national Girl Scouts to issue a charter application to the Mt. Vernon Girl Scout Council by January 6. Floyd Collins, well known oil business man of 815 North St., gave rides to his family arid, friends in a pretty horse -drawn sleigh, as the weather provided a beautiful and deep snowfall. The American Legion Post 141 Saturday provided 100 baskets of foood and gifts for needy families in the Mt. Vernon area. THE WISHFUL EYEWITNESS TYPE WHO BESINS TO BELIEVE THAT HE WAS THERE V JOHN PELLE, ST. PAUL, MINN. ^MJ<1, HATTTESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi is shopping for a head football coach for the second time within a month. It was announced Friday that Roland Dale, who had accepted I he job Nov. 30, has changed his mind and will stay at the University of Mississippi, where he has been an assistant under Johnny Vaught for nine years. PRISCILLA'S POP By Al VERMCEI ALLEY OOP YEAH... IT'S THAT'S NO ^ BEAUTIFUL.' MIRAGE, KAYHO! WHERE D'VOU ) I DUNNO... BUT FROM RECKON WE /ALLTH' TRACKS AROUND ARE, OOP? J HERE, I'D SAY WE'VE RUN ONTO A CARAVAN ROUTE! |M( fcy MIA, T.M. *•«. VS. Uk Off. Bv V. r. HAMLIN THEN ALL \ SHHHMMI , WE HAVE I LISTEN!,! TO DO'S.-/ HEARP „ SOMETHINS! WINTHROP By OlL .t CAVIAR / I dUeTGOTA ( GREAT IDEA... \ l'LL <5TA \ZrA I'M GO\HQ TO OFFERT) A P &121& FDC2THH / PERSON WO KILLS ) THE MOSTGEl^e ^J ( WHAT ARE WOJ ( GIVIN0FU2 THE PRIZE'? D|<3£ "TWO T\CXEVS TO EXPO *GT AND A HUMPH&EV-AMJBMe &LYAPEQ. <=>TICKBZ . OUR BOARDING HOUSB WITH MAJOR HOOPLt | OUT OUR WAY Bv WILLIAMS [/AY WORD, WO. SELECTED THIS PITIFUL BlTOfONRER 6R05H'? WREMI WAS RUNNING MY FATHER'S FABM AS A MERE B&Y WE : CONSIDERED ^UCH GROWTH AS MERE WEED£/ EVER NOTICE THAT THE CSUYWHO ; PUCKS THE DISHES 16 ALWAYS THE 8IGGEST CRITIC ^ THE TREE HE 60TLA5TYEAR LOOKED LIKE A WIRE COAT HANGER AFTER AFIRE UKE5 iTRee= «. IMJ l~ Hit U. TU l~ lit WHAT KIKJP OF A BRAINSTORM, MAY I ASH S THAT W \TS> TO WAKE ME UP WHEW SANTA COMBS DOWKJ THE CHIMNEY.' BY THE TIME HE GETS HERE HE MA/ BE ALL. OUT OF THE STUFF I ASKED HIM TO BBINS--AW THAT'LL 6IVB ME A CHAKJCE TO CHECK OVER HIS THE WORRY liUAW tff» A

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