Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 16, 1969 · Page 15
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 15

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VER1S0N, ILLINOIS 7—B Mai T |lONDlE By CHIC YOUNG I FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS 6» BIOSSBR Vop, L Just TciuMP out SOMETrtNS ABOLfT THE SUGAR, •HOtf/LTMAT YOU AMD MOM pur MONleV /lNJ. FOE. A T ?AIMy PAY7 AS YOU WERE • • 9 w ABOUT ' IT? "WS wHEpe THE ^ HAS 3EEtf GETTIN0 THBCUBBSWCV HE'S PCIMSIMS . IM{ —^ LI'L ABNER ty Al CAPPS "JO YEARS AGO TODAY The following pupils of the high school and eighth grade made first rank for the month of December; Senior, Anna Bond; Junior; May Gleason and Stella Hinman; Sophomores, Clyde Carpenter, Orval Dickerson and Quentin Herrin; Freshmen , Flora Sanders, 8th grade, Helen Hartnagle, Audra Knickerbocker, Florence Lyons and Bttrtha Delaney. J Sylvester Collins died at the j family home hear the south side school at 11:25 last evening. -o- & -o- 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Sam Casey and daughter Rose Griffith left for St. Louis today to make arrangements for the latter to take up the study of piano under Ernest Krce- ger, St. Louis' best known teacher. The taking of evidence in the murder trial of Abe C. Eaton brought here from Du Quoin on a change of venue, has been completed. -o- -o- -o- 50 YEARS AGO TODAY George Grissom, a solider at Camp Grant and formerly a successful county school tf acher, is expected to arrive ton orrow to take up the duties o^ princi­ pal of the Edison school. -o- -o- -o- 45 YEARS AGO TODAY Company L. of Mt. Vernon, which has been on duty at Marion because of the disorders In Williamson county, has been of- dered home. The loud roaring heard in the vicinity of Main and 12th streets last night was caused by the fact a Lions Club wa? being organized in Mt. Vernon. j -O- -O- -O- ! 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. M. F. Brake was the! victim of a fall at her home today which resulted in a compound fracture of her left ankle. James Winfree, son of Charles P. Winfree was painfully injured about one o'clock this af- ernoon, when a truck he was driving collided with a telephone pole on east Broadway. -o- -o- -o- S3 YEARS AGO TODAY Details are being completed for the observance of the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Lodge 121, Knights of Pythias, Friday night at 7:30 o'clock. Dr. William M. Hudson, president of Blackburn College at . Carlinville, was the guest speaker of the Rotary Club at its regular weekly meeting at noon today at Hotel Emmerson. •o- -a- •>&• 80 YEARS AGO TODAY The Jefferson County Bar As- 1 sociation will hold its monthly; meeting at Hotel Emmerson' Thursday evening and new officers for the coming year will be installed . Former Governor L. L. Emmerson was feeling "some better today," after being bedfast for the past two weeks on account of a cold. Mr. Emmerson observed his 7oth birthday Dec. 2T. -o- -o -o- 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Richard Dykes, Harold Poole, Marion Savage, Donald Ellis, James A. Kell, Dick Welge, Jabe Anderson, Silas Allen, Bill Ruoff, Clifford Fields, Eugene Deem and Gale Dodson, twelve 17- year- old youths of Mt. Vernon Township high scohul have been sworn into the Air Corps Enlisted Reserve. Oak Grove School located south of Nason was burned to the ground last night shortly after the close of church services which were held there during the evening. It was the sixth county school house to burn in recent months. -o -o- -OSO YEARS AGO TODAY Coach Stan Changnon's Mt. Vernon Rams brought victory No. 15 of the year by trouno- Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time ® CAPTAIN EAS1 • WE WOUtP'VB F0UNP TK05S / PUH-H... BY NOWi McKEBl WB'tW / WA* PE/ UNCOVEfZgP THB VILLASE—-J PLAT ROCK* •— • \ WiP LITTLB I PITCHERS' \ &CRATCHBP OH 'EM' NAW ^'Rl OAT'S PA SACKFUL X gU $TSD ON YgR CAR FROM CAMEL I By TURNER DON'T TAKE IT SO HARPr i MAC. W0TEVER i WA* WROTE ON ; 'EM 10 STALE TME WtUETS By WALT WHETTERBER m ROBIN MAIONI PRISCILIA'S POP ing PinckneyviHe's Panthers, 60 •46 Saturday night. County Judge Frank Walker will attend inaugural ceremonies for President Truman in Washington Wednesday. -o- -o- -o- 15 Y*EARS AGO TODAY The news that William H. Gott, one of Mt. Vernon's outstanding and most respected citizens had died at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis, was received here last night, He was area manager of the Illinois Power Co. here. The drought of 1953 in Mt Vernon and Jefferson county was the worst in 52 years. Total precipitation for the year from rain, snow, hail and sleet — totaled only 27.11 inches, acccO ding to the official United States Weatlrcr Bureau. Charles A. Burke, a ganglea- der in the punch department of the Mt. Vernon Car Manufacturing Division of the Pressed Steel Car Company. Inc. has received a check for $50 for submitting a suggestion which has led to a more economical procedure in his department. -o- -o- -o- 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Mt. Vernon In the lead again, will receive $10,742.83 from the half cent city sales tax for the month. Centralla will receive $10,033.61. County Clerk Lester F. Davis has been elected president of Zone 1, County Clerks Association, which consists of the 34 southern counties of 111. Fire early last night destroyed the five- room home of Clifford Flanagan, about Ave miles north of Mt. Vernon. Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Quigley of 1929 Casey were guests at a surprise reception give on the [occasion of their Golden Wedding Anniversary which occur- ed Jan. 11. -o- o— "O- 3 YEARS AGO TODAY J. L. Buford, who has guided the growth and improvement of Mt. Vernon grade schools for the past 26 years, will retire at the end of the present term as superintendent of schools. Dr. Harry Thompson has been re-elected president of the Good Samaritan Hospital medical staff for the second consecutive year. Dr. Chas. K. Wells wag re-elected vice-president and Dr. Wm. B. Brandley was named secretary. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Compton of 1604 Perkins Avenue will celebrate their Slat wedding anniversary January 18. By Al VIRMEIR "wrrri CARLYLE! WHAT DID YOUR FATHER SAY ABOUT PLAY IMS- WITH WIS SHAVBGS* t 0' K DON'T BLAME ME IP PEOPLE THINK I'M A W1PPIE// do J .EAV£$ THE TA9L-6. €Mr<\ 1 MOT UNDSRSTANP B>&FO&&HI 3Uf NOW AUEY OOP SHORT RIBS By FRANK O'NEAl A DUEL AT FIFTY PACES.' "../ WOULD SOU BEUgVE "(FIVE HUNDRED RAC£S? THESE ARE THE QUEEN'S CHAMBERS...I'LL RETURN AFTER WU MAKE YOUR. EXAMINATION Bv V. t. HAMUH BUGS BUNNY Ate TO (SO INTO HIS BUSINESS WHEN j • LOOKS LIKE T 7 BE A.BIG . EXECUTIVE YA GOTTA BE TO PROP VER FEET UP ON YER DE5K1 I MIGHT AS WELL VI GET IN PRACTICE... l] •y Dlti^ CAVIAR HE WANTS YOU TO GO ESTATE? THB RBST RfSAL BSTAVe AROUND WITH HIM OUR BOARDING HOUtl WITH MAJOR HOCPtf IEK ft MEFK By HOWIE SCHNfalOER I OWDeRSTAMD \DU'Re lAXDRWWS, My WORD, TWIGGS, VDU RECALL THAT CONTEST I ( BWTRy 1 SEMT1W? THE Jf POSTCARD THAT SAID I li MIGHT HAVE WON ALREADY/WELL I HAD THE ASTUTENESS TO RETURM ITAWPl WOH 4—1 If N 0 TAW 0 R£> OF THIS TO ANYONE, OF COURSE/THOSE DRATTED BOARDERS. MIGHT feECOME GREEDYf JUST GIVE ^ I ME BACK THE | TEKJ-SPOT YOU j BORROWED AND I A BLOWTORCH COULDN'T BREAK THE ^ •SEAL / A 9 OUT OUR WAT Bf WIUIAMS Ik DEBT HE OVERLOOKED' ass

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