Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 14, 1969 · Page 5
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 14, 1969
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Elks'' Youth Winners MARK HASSAKIS, left, and Kathleen Kenney receive awards from the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge as this year's winners of the annual Youth Leadership Contest. Presenting the awards is Ed Gieselman of the Mt. Vernon high school faculty. Mark and Kathleen were awarded $50 each as the Jefferson county winners and their brochures will be forwarded for competition at the district level. District winners enter a state contest and the state winners compete for national honors. Kathleen, a Mt. Vernon high school senior, is the daughter of Mrs. Betty W. Kenncy/l515 Pace. She is treasuier of the Student Council, president of the locai Hi-Tri, and vice president of the state Hi-Tri. Sie served as vice president of her junior class and is presently representative-at-large. Miss Kennwy has been in the music department for four years of high school and is class editor of the school yearbook. She is a student representative to the Arts and Humanities Council, is a Candy Striper, and is local tJMY president. She is a Sunday school teacher, church choir member and Vandalia District Methodist Youth president. Kathleen plans to attend at least one year at Rend Lake Junior College, then hopes to transfer to Ashbury College in Willmore, Ky. Her major will be in social science as she hopes to become a social worker. Mark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Demetri Hassakis of 32 Northbrook Drive, is also a Mt. Vernon high school senior.. On the Student Council all four years of high school, he was president of his j u n i o i class and is vice president, of the Student Council his senior year. He is a reporter for the school newspaper and a copy editor for the yearbook. Consistently on the honor roll in junior high and high school, Mark has won the American Legion Award and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has won letters in basketball, baseball, and football. Mark plans to attend Tulane or Northwestern University and to earn a law degree. Socially Yours By NADINE Mrs. Betty Minor, Mrs. Fan line Ellis, Mrs. Chris Minor and Pauline Mathis were visitors in St. Louis, Thursday. -o- -o- ~o- Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Stoneci- per had as their weekend guests their daughter and family of Bloomington. Mrs. Stonecipher celebrated her birthday Sunday, -o- -o- -o- Two Mt. Vernon students have earned academic distinction by being named to the Dean's List at Lockyear College of Business in Evansville, Indiana, Miss Maria Martin and Miss Donna Wilcox were among 66 named to the list for the 1968 fall term at the college. John Jacobsen is one of eight students from Oarleton College who will be performing on KTCA-TV, Channel 2's private College Concert, Thursday, January 16 at 8:30 p.m. An honor student, sophomore. Jacobsen has performed in several concerts and recitals. A graduate of Mt. Vernon township high school, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Harold Jacobsen, 2200 Olive Street, Route 2, Mt. Vernon. -o- -o- -o- Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Brodigan returned Friday from e three weeks vacation with their son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rank. Jr., in Anaheim, Calif. While there they visited Lake Arrowhead, Disneyland, llnive t '-| sal Studios and watched the Tournament of Roses Parade.! They also visited with Mr. Brodigan's brother in San Diego, and Mrs. Brodigan's sister in Bra\v-| ley California. While in Brawley they made a trip to Mexicali, Mexico, and toured the Imperial Valley in southern Claifornia. Veronica's Views... By VERONICA VOSS Sometimes on the wings of an incoming cold wave, you hear "Sweeter — sweeter — sweeter," the song of what we always called the "Fishing Bird." It is so beautiful to hear the sound of this little feathered creature, especially when the wind is blowing so hard, and frigid out of the north — a harbinger of spring. . . and well heeded right about now, with today's weather report of "another cold wave, sweeping out of Canada into the Mid- West." I am confused at times as to what area Southern Illinois is in. Weather reports from New York talk of the Mid -West, which includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri. They then hop to the North, the Northeast, the Southeast, the South, which edges up to Kentucky, Tennessee, tiptoes around gingerly missing us, and away they go to the West and Southwest. Are we in the Ohio Valley? The Mississippi Valley? The Mid-West? Or where? Little Egypt seems to be in a zone all its own. -o- <i- o- Speaking of Egypt reminds me of the time I decided to shop for shoes in St. Louis. Having a long, thin (skinny in the word) foot, hard to fit, I thought perhaps I could find them in this very large shoe store. A lady was trying on shoes, so I sat in the proximity of the salesman, who was surrounded by shoes of every color and description. The lady was not sat­ isfied and had him running in every direction, getting differnt sizes and shapes, until he was at the point of exhaustion — And then she said, "I don't believe I'll take any today — I can't find 1 what I want". . . got up, and left the poor bedraggled salesman sitting m the midst of all those shoes. We looked at one another for a while and I said, "I feel sorry for you." He grinned a sickly grin and said, "Where in the world did you come from?" I said, "Egypt;" which caused Mm to perk up a bit, get up out of the mass of shoes, hurry up front and start talking to two other salesmen. They would look back where I was sitting, put their heads together, and finally all three came back, smiling, friendly, and .1 thought, "What in the world now?" -o- -o- -o- The original , exhausted one said, "You say you're from Egypt?" I said, "Yes." One of the others then asked, "What place?" And I said, "McLeansboro!" This was a real bomb. They scattered in every direction, laughing uproariously. All except the one who' had reported his discovery — he sat down, grinned sheepishly and asked me what kind of a shoe I was interested in, said, "Do you have any camel hide, or crocodile?". . . And so, I learned my lession in reporting location of residence — but it ended in good fun and helped the disgusted disgruntled salesman over a bad time. Mt. Vernon Ministers Meet Former Local Woman Teaches In Japan Miss Barbara Talbott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon L. Talbott of Flagstaff, former residents of Mt. Vernon, now teaching in Japan, recently returned to her job at the Misawa Air Force Base after a 15-day tour of the Orient. Barbara is teaching special education at the Sollards elementary school at the Air Force Base 350 miles north of Tokyo. She telephoned her parents after the Christmas vacation to tell them she had returned safely from a trip to Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Taipei. She regularly makes weekend trips in Japan. Miss Talbott received her BS in elementary education and her maulers' in special education from Northern Arizona University and taught two years at i'ie Adams school in Mesa before going to Misawa Air Force Base. Ministers of Mt. Vernon met in the; their first business session of 1969 at First Baptist church, January 6. Presidenf Robert Fry tag called the meeting to order, and the roll was called with 19 clergymen in attendance. New members were admitted to the fellowship, following their inttoductions. Dr. Clyde Funkhouser, newly appointed- senior minister of the First United Methodist church, former vice president of McKendfee College \n charge of development, and the Reverend . Clifford i Burney pastor of Second Baptist Church recently returned from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, were added to the rolls. Invitations were extended by the University of Illinois for members of the alliance to attend the thirty-ninth a n nual Church and Community Institute at Champaign- Urbana. A rcwresentative plans to attend. The Chamber of Commerce has invited members to attend the Clergy- Businessmen's Luncheon to be held in March. Report was given regarding the success of procuring the manger scene, which will become a permanent part of Mt. Vernon's Christmas season decoration. The next meeting is scheduled to be held at Faith Lutheran Church, February 3rd. Eastons Wed 25 Years Mr. and Mrs. Al Easton of 1702 Pace, will observe their 25th wedding anniversary January 16. They are the parents of two children, Mrs. Scott Robertson of Mt. Vernon and Kent Easton, who .is., attending .vocational school in Chicago. No special plans have been made for the occasion. Basalt is used for roadmak- ing. Cagles Wed 47 Years Mi'., and Mrs. Edward Cagle of Ina will observe their, 47th wedding anniversary January 15. They were married January 15, 1922.; Mrs. Cagle is the former j Beulah Hargis. j They are the parents of one i daughter, Mrs. Allene Menden- i hati of Bonnie. They have three' g"nndchildren. j No special plans are being ; made for the occasion. I Lincoln .PT.A. The Lincoln Parent - Teacher Association will meet Thursday, January 16 at 3:15 p.m. Lewis Hilliard will give a progress report. There will be a Happy Hour for the young children. Refreshments will be served, -o- -o- -o- F.OJE. Auxiliary The Fraternal Order of Eagle*! Auxiliary will meet Tuesday evening. January 14 at 7:30 p. m. at the club room. All members are urged to attend. •o- -o- -o- Opdyke Unit The Opdyke Unit of Home Extension will meet Thursday, January 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Pauline Marlow. Visitors are welcome, -o- -o- -o- RIMI Cross Gray ladies The Red Cross Gray Lady shoppers for this week arc Delia Tuegel, Emma Smith, Anna Betty Huck and Mildred Loehr. On Wednesday cf each week n group oC volunteer workers shop for the patients of the Mt. Vernon State Tuberculosis Sanitarium. • o- -o- -o- D.A.V. Auxiliary The D. A. V. Auxiliary will meet January 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the recreation center of the Housing Authority, 1000 south 9th. There will be a social hour following the meeting. Refreshments will be served. All members are urged to attend. -o- -o- -o- Jet'ferson County Council P.T.A. The Jefferson County Council Parent-Teacher Association will meet Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rome school. Sg.t Andy Muzzarelli, Illinois State Police Officer will speak on 'Drugs and Alcoholism." There will be entertainment of spiritual and country western music. The executive board will meet at 7:00 p.m., prior to the regular meeting. -o- -o- -o- Mi. Vernon Mothers' Club The Mt. Vernon Mothers' Club met Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Ollie Miller, 1803 Pace Avenue, with 11 members present. The highlight of the evening was the appearance of ten members of the sophomore girls chorus a the Mt. Vernon high school, who sang three numbers. Miss Janet Rainey offered two solo numbers. -o- -o- -o- Woodlawn M'.S.C.S. The Woc-dlawn United Methodist W.S.C.S. met January 8 at the home of Leha Axley with nine members and one guest, Mrs. Mae Hayes, present. A covered dish luncheon was served and enjoyed by all. The President, Mildred Lacey called the meeting to order. The Lord's prayer was said in unison. Verne Mills, chairman read the story of how to be "Good Shepards" The roll call was presented by using Bible verses. The secretary end treasurers reports were read and approved. There were 36 sick calls reported. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Myrtle Ferguson in February. -o- -o- -o- Joel Pace Chapter Of D.A.R. Meets Joel Pace Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was entertained in the home of Mrs. L. A. Dearinger, 1800 Isabella, for its regular meeting on Thursday evening, January 9. Mrs. Aubrey Watson, chapter regent, conducted the business meeting when reports were given by officers and chapter chairmen. State conference dates were announced for March 11-13 to be held in Peoria. Mrs. Merrit Philp was elected as chapter delegate to this meeting with Mrs. E. P. Hugill and Mrs. L. A. Dearinger named as alternates. Mrs. Stanley Rosenberger was elected delegate to Continental Congress to be held in April in Washington, D.C., with Mrs. Frank Feltmeier named as alternate to this meeting. It was announced that the papers of Mrs. A. G. Packwood and Mrs. James E. Pickerill had been approved by the National Society and they were welcomed as new members of the chapter. Mrs. Watson introduced Mrs. Moss Threlkeld, a chapter member, who presented a most interesting program on "Hearaldry". In her talk she told of the use of shields and the coat-of-arms as means of identification in early times. The coat-of-arms of several families were displayed to illustrate the various points of her talk. These represented the artistic talents of the speaker. During the social hour at the close of the meeting Mrs. Dearinger was assisted by Mrs. Alan Ackerman in serving refreshments. -o- -o- -o- W.S.C.S. Meets The Women's Society of Christian Service of Wesley United Methodist church met Wednesday for an 11:30 luncheon. Mrs. Hershel Terry was in charge of the afternoon session. A group prayer circle mcl preceding the devotions, which was given by Mrs. Maurice Yeargin. Mrs. Charles Rippy gave the program, assisted by Mrs. Doi'o- thy Smith, Mrs. Alvin Jones. Mrs. Olin Bryant, Mrs. Paul Cloin and Mrs. Cora Spurlock. Announcements and reports were given and 47 sick calls were reported. Hostesses for the luncheon were Mrs. Truman Davis and Mrs. John Vaughn. Mrs. Hertenstein and Mrs. Cummins were guests of the meeting. -o- -o- -o- Garden Glories Mrs. Edwin Wood was hostess to tilt- Mt. Vernon Garden Glories Garden Club recently with Mrs. Scott Gill as co- hostess. "Places Where The Birds Have Taken Me" was the subject of an interesting talk by Kenneth Greer. Mr. Greer told of trips he and Mrs. Greer have taken ot observe different types of birds. Awards were given for artistic arrangements "A Splash Of Green" as follows: Mrs. Harry Stamper, first; Mrs. Howard Richardson, second; Awards were given for arrangements using dried materiel as follows; Mrs. D. M. Rutherford, first; Mrs. Joe Dull, second; Mrs. Harold White, third; Mrs. Caryle Michel and Mrs. Harry Stamper, honorable mention. -o- -o- -o- Investiture Ceremony Brownie Troop No. 426, of Irvington, held Its first investiture ceremony on January 9 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the United Methodist church. The sanctuary was dimly lit as Mrs. Rodney Bates, leader, welcomed parents and guests. Mrs. Bate's introduced the troop committee for the new year: Mrs. Paul Kelley, Mrs. Omer Bierman, Mrs. Ralph McTall, Mrs. Carrell Ray Diel, and representing i the Irvington Jr. Woman's Club, sponsor, Mrs. Patrick Cullinane. After Mrs. Bates impressed the parents that they are always welcome to come to any of the troop's regular Brownie meetings, the candle lighters, Diane McTall and Connie Reuter lit the candelabras and rejoined the other Brownies. The Brownies, all dressed in uniform, then entered in single file and filled the front two pews. As the leader gave the commands the Flag Ceremony was held with Debbie Diel, Vickie Spenner, and April Spenner, acting as color guard. After the Flag Ceremony the Borwnies sang tow songs, "Hello, Hello Hello", and "I've Something In My Pocket". Mrs. Bates then proceeded with the investment of each Borwnie: Pam Bierman, Debbie i Diel, Toni Holland, Diane Mc-\ Tall, Dawna Ellis, Bridget Kelley, Madonna Reaney and April Spenner. Mrs. Harold Wayne Reaney, the new assistant leader was also invested in the same manner as were the Brownies. After the investiture the Brownies sang "When Ere You Make a Promise." The Closing Benediction was given by Rev. Paul Bryant, Minister of the United Methodist church in Irvington. Before the ceremony MaDon- na Reaney and Bridget Kelley were busy handling out program sheets and Toni Holland, Cindy Pennington and Dawna Ellis acted as ushers. -o- -o- -o- Opdyke P.T.A. The Opdyke Parent- Teacher Association will meet Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fd '.ool gym. After a short business meeting two basketball games will be played. The men vs. boys and the women vs. girls. Hosts and hostesses will be Mr. and Mrs. Tony Burnett and Mr. and Mrs. James Adams. Refreshments of cupcakes will be served. IXC d Stocking Follies" Rehearsal Men's "kick-line" in full swing prnefieo for "Red Stock in 2; Follies " Selected for the coveted men's chorus line are from left to nsht. iVom ;,.\v: Alan Ackerman, Harry Stamper, Dill liakel, Dick Ackiin, Dr. Jim Sot.zckorn, Dr. Alan Fry, Dick Hawkes. Second row, left to right: John Shi hies. \V. L. "P'.If Settlemirc, Glen Lentrill, Jack Gaunt, i*ui Krupger. Richard Simons. Al y warts and John Lipps. Others in the "kick-line" but not pictured are Leomird Keek. Wendell Taylor, Charles Lester and Gene I'larvey. These men really kick up heels and put Ihoir hearts into their dan:e routines to be presented to the public at the Mt. Vernon .ligh school auditorium nn January 23rd and January Proceeds from the .show will go towards the purchase of Coronary Care Equipment for the Good Samaritan Hospital. The show is bcin^ produced and directed hy Vn!.<r Dunliere, talented nnd well hiuiwii New York producer. Ticket* n>;,y lie obtained from ;in.\ member "I 1he Good .S.imarilan Hospital auxiliary. DEAR ABBY Cut The Kissing - Face The Facts Abigail Van Buren DEAR ABBY: I am 19 years j eld and have been working for I nearly a year in a place that's j way out in the sticks and not very easy to get to. My problem is the man I ride to and from work with. He is 53, married, and has grown children. Abby, I started giving this man a little peck on the cheek every time he took nie home, hut now I'm having a terrible time getting him to stop at one kiss. I know I shouldn't have started up with him in the first pkee because I can't stand him, but I don't drive and this man picks me up at my door every morning and brings me home after work, and he never asked for a dime. The free transportation was a good deal before he got so chummy. How can I keep this c.ld. man in his place and not lose my rides? NO TURNING BACK DEAR NO: You probably can't so now would be a good time to find a job that's easier to get to. Nothing is free, so prepare to pay for your transportation in cash, cut out the kissing, and kiss off this old lecher for good. DEAR ABBY: I have always heard that a wife can help her husband to succeed in business. Exactly how can she do this? I mean, don't some wives try too hard and spoil things for their husbands? I am 24 and my husband is 27. He's a junior executive with an ad agency and has lots of talent and ambition, but I'd like to do everything I can to help him. I'm a beautician and am still working, but will quit as soon as I get pregnant. (We've been working on that for about a year, but so far, no luck. Any advice there?) TINA DEAR TINA: You can help your husband by letting him ki.ow you have confidence in his ability to succeed. You can be a good sport if he has to work late or take a business trip without you. You can send him to work looking like a "winner" well- pressed clothes, clean shirts and ties and not in need of a haircut. (I don't expect you to cut his hair, but you can "remind" him when he needs it.) Listen when he wants to talk and be quiet when he doesn't. Encourage him to climb but be patient, and don't nag or make comparison. And about that "family" you're working on. Check in with your friendly neighborhood doctor. DEAR ABBY: After 32 years of marriage I still call my husband at work just to say "I love you." Who knows? After he leaves for work one of us may not live thru the day. I know it's company time, but I love the guy and I think it helps him to a better job just knowing how important he is to our five children and me. And you can sign my name. I don't care who knows it. ROSE AUCHINLECK: Norristown, Pa. CONFIDENTIAL TO WALLY: Don't fight it. He'd rather switch Fverybody has a problem. What's yours? For a personal reply write to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069 and enclose a stamped, self- addressed envelope. For Abby's Booklet, "How To have A Lovely Wedding," Send $1.00 to Abby, Box 69700, Los Angeles, Cal., 90069. PERSONALS Oris Flanagan of Mt. Vernon, is n patient in Saint Clair Hos- Hospital, 22nd Avenue, Monroe Wis. —-535R8. He would appreciate hearing from his relatives and friends. -d- -o- -o- Mis. Beatrice Ellis is a patient on the fourth floor. S - ,. Mnry's Hospital, 6120 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Mo., 63117. Slv; has iindercoe major surgery, -o- -o- -o- Mrs. G. W. W.irmack, 1911 College, has had cataract: surgery this past week in Evansville, Intl. She is now recuperating at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John C. Hall. 2900 Ravenwood, Evansville. Ind. -o- -o- -o- Mrs. Zola M. Kiefer of Dahlgren shopped in Mt. Vernon Monday. Sandra Begulia of Genitalia was a business visitor in the King City yesterday Lorene Creed of Hoyleton transacted business in Mt. Vernon Monday. Mrs. Carl Allen Sr. of Sesser shopped in the Kins City yesler- | day. i Mrs. Robert Murphy of Albion I was a visitor in Ml. Vernon Mon| day. Phyllis Duncan of Galatia transacted business in the King City yesterday. Pat Babossi of Benton was a business visitor in Mt. Vernon Monday. Emma Cary of Centralia shopped in the King City yesterday. Fern Lampp of Sesser visited Mt. Vernon Monday. Heraldry Program At Genealogical Society VFW DANCE NELSON MCCORMICK & THE COUNTRY THREE!! Friday Nite, Jan. 17— 9:30 p.m. Til 12:30 a.m. Betty Woods At The Piano - 8 Til 9 P.M. Members and Their Guests — Most Welcome!! Mrs. Moss Threlkeld will presort a program on "Heraldry" for the January meeting of the Southern Illinois Genealogical Society on Thursday afternoon, January 16. The meeting will be held in the Carnegia Room of the Mt. Vernon Public Lib- raiy and will begin at 1:30 o'clock promptly. The Mt. Vernon Public Library has secured historical and genealogical books from the Sukwnce Loan Library System. P.'jse books are available until February 1. in the library for those interested in this field and may be examined at the close of vhe regular meeting. The deposit collection includes ihe following titles: "California Pioneer Register and Index, 1542-1848" Bancroft, "Emigrants from Scotland to America, 1774-1775 — Cameron, "Loyalists in North Carolina during the Revolution "— DeMond, Emigrants from Engl and 1773-1776 Fothergill, "Historic Families of Kentucky" —Green, "Old Kent: The Eastern Shore of Maryland "— Hanson, "Historical Account of the Settlement of Scotch Highlander's in America Prior to the Re vol u- lien" —MacLean, "Pennsylvania Marriage Prior to 1790," "Re- eoivi of Pennsylvania Marriages, Prior to 1810" — Pennsylvania Historical Society, "Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky" —Perrin, "Mecklenburg 1 signers and their Neighbors" — j Rsy. "Origin of English Sur- I names" — Reaney, "Bible re| cords and Marriage Bonds", Tennessee — Acklen. i These books will also be a-' vailable to the public every day ] by request at the loan desk j ol 1 he library. The Carnegie j Roam will be open every Thurs- 1 day from 2 to 4 in the afternoon ! and 7 to 8 in the evening through ; the courtesy of hostesses from ; the genealogical group. j Observe 60th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Ray Dare of Route 3, Mt. Vernon quietly oDsorved their 60th wedding anniversary on January 7 at tueir home. They were married 60 years ago in Mt. Vernon and have lived the entire 60 years in Jcf- foison county. Mrs. Dare is the former Chloe Hensley, daughter of the '•.'die Joseph and Rose (Taylor) Kensley. Mr. Dare's parents wore Edward and Naomi' (Quinn) Dare, early settlers of McClellan township. They are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Davis of Mt. Vernon. One son. Ed- vvaid Dare, died in August, 1936. They have five grandchildren and nine greal-grandchil- dien. OPEN FOR BUSINESS NEW LOCATION 108 So. 9th Street On The East Side Of Square A Physical check-up, • made while you're well, can keep you that way! See your doctor. See us for medicines. BROWN'S IHE PRESCRIPTIPNSHOP 1010 MAIN L 242-03 7 5

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