Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 21, 1969 · Page 13
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, January 21, 1969
Page 13
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TPDESDAT, JANUARY 21, ISto THE? R1GISTB^-NS?WS -« MT. VERTTON, ILLINOIS 5 -B Daily Magazine Page- AS YOU WERE... >«10NDII By CHIC YOUNG I FRECKLES AND KIS FRIENDS &v BLOSSER LI'L ABNER By AL CAPPS HE 'S MKRELY FALLIM' DOWN'BOTTOMLESS CANYON" IS ALL.? HE CAINTT HURT HIS- 5ELF-HE'LL MERELY NEVER BE BACK:: 70 YEARS AGO TODAY John S. Johnson died of pneumonia at the family home in Shiloh township at nine o'clock last night after an illness of about two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Watson and Master Stanley started last night for St. Augustine, Fla. -o- -o- -o- 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Howard Alexander Wyche, charged with robbing the Jefferson State Bank went on trial today in the Circuit Court. -o -o- -o 50 YEARS AGO TODAY T. Otto McPherson today finished moving his household goods to Opdyke, where he will take charge of the store and business interest of his father- in-law, O. T. Ham. -o- -o- -o- 45 YEARS AGO TODAY The carrier boy ciruclation of The Register- News reached a new high point today, when it touched the 300 mark for the first time. The local basketers had considerable difficulty in defeating Salem -o- -o- -o- 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Sgt. Will Adams, the handsome bachelor of the police force, is confind to his home by illness. That sickness is prevalent in this section Is evidenced by the fact that In the last two weeks physicians report having been called to Bluford, Ina, Bonnie, Wayne City, Keenes, Sims, Texico and Woodlawn. -o- o- -o 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Vandalia basketball team defeated the ML Vernon team last night by the score of 46 to 36. Clyde Lee and Miss Bernice Rough visited in Ashley last evening. Bob Whitlock, Miss Clinella Hoit, Bill Hanna and Miss Isabel! Parker will attend the basketball game in Benton tonight. -o- -o- -o- 30 YEARS AGO TODAY It was reported by Springfield today that one out of every six people in Illinois is on relief, either WPA, employment, general relief or old age assistance. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Carroll and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Grigg visited in Salem last evening where they attended the Salem -Centralia b a sketball game. -o- -o- -o- 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Mt. Vernon schools will parti­ cipate in a rally and bond auc-j tion at the high school auditorium Friday at 7:30 p.m., it was announced today by J. L. Buford and Silas Echols. The rally will be conducted by Clyde Hawkins and Walter Pilson,. who will act as auctioneers. Two Mt. Vernon soliders captured by the Germans met recently in a prison camp. They were Pvt. John H. McLaughlin and Sgt. Henry Legge. James G. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil H. Thompson of ML Vernon has been made a corporal in the Marine Corps according to word received here. •o- -o- -o- 20 YEARS AGO TODAY The rare Siamese twins bom Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital are dead. One girl lived 24 hours . Her sister survived for 42 hours and died at 6:58 a.m. today. Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Bruce of Walnut Hill are the parents of a son born at 8 p.m. yesterday in the Salem hospital. He has been named Jeffrey David. Mr. Bruce is employed in the Register - News c o mposing room. -o- -o- o- 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Guy Wood, Jr., has been clio- sen Mt. Vernon's "Young Man of the Year" by the Jaycees. A-1C Robert L. Boswell, son of Roscoe Boswell of 1020 North Hatlo's Theyll Do It Every Time ® i CAPTAIN EAST By TURNER MR. KICOCOi PIP THE PAPERS' RUN A 5TORY OP THE? FIREi ANP YOU gEIWS UNEMPLOVEP... ANP 0F_ YOUR KIP5 FACIW& A BLEAK SCOOPED UP THE MONEY AND RAM OUT? DESCRIBE HIM, PLEASE' UH—I WAS 60 SHOCKED I DON'T REMEMBER ANYTHING EXCEPT A WOMAN IN A CAR ACROSS THE STREET WHO WAS WEARING A DYED RABBIT COAT--" A CLOCHE HAT, BROWN JERSEY SKIRT-AND POINTY-TOED SHOEScZ Ml WOMEN WITNESSES"' THEY ALWAYS SOUND LIKE THEY WERE ROBBED AT A FASHION SHOW.' , THE 60Y COULP'VE BEENN I WEARING A BATHING SUIT AND CRIBEENA WOULDN'T NOTICE HIM" HMM" SOUNDS THE BOSS'S WIFE DESCRIBING** Inc. TJit. Ut. UX iw" THE WILIETS By WALT WHETTERBER YES, THE POLICEMAN'S FACE CERTAINLY IS TURNING REP, ISN'T IT ? IN MY OPINION. HIS FACE 16 TUR.NIN6 RED BECAUSE HE FERVENTLY WISHES Y0U WOULD /MOVE FORWARD! o I 1969 br NEA, Inc. T.M. U.S..Pat. Oil. /? i z ,\ QWIIMG AN EYEWITNESS TO >^T =S!B ^^ THE BANKNOTE CfiPBR- •» £ ***~*!tS^^3 -fit****** A urr or rnt HKT TO J ^^"'"'SJ R. fA. BAUER « W1UMNSTON, PEL. \SCAPialo I Seventh street has been named "Airman of the Month" at the Military Air Transport Service base at Keflavik Airport in Iceland. -o- -c- -o 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Good neighbors are busy sawing logs which will go into the' ubilding of a new home for Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hill. Their home, near Kell, recently burned down. Torrential spring like rains, complete with thunder and lightening, hit Mt. Vernon last night Today, it changed into a hazardous ice storm. The rainfall last night, now turned to sleet, measured 1.73. Mt. Vernon police are on the lookout for a man who passed a $215.22 worthless check yesterday at Laird Jewelers. Donald G. Metzger, son of Mr. and Mrs, G. I. Metzger of the Salem Road, a senior, has been employed as full time student recruiter at McKendree College, Lebanon, 111. -o- o— O— 6 YEARS AGO TODAY It was revealed today the Mt. Vernon rural fire department responded to 258 alarms during the year. The City of Mt. Vernon is seriously considering buying the old post office at 11th and Main, then tearing it down for an off- street ' municipal parking lot. The city council revealed last night that the federal government is pressing the city for a final decision on disposition of the building. Sp-4 Paul Dean Schwennin- ger, who has spent the past year in Hohenfels, Germany, has been discharged from the U.S. Army. He has now joined his wife, Barbara and little daughter, Cheryl of this city. HEED this SIGN it means A SUW MOVING - VEHICLE By AL VERMEER TMEM WHY DOESN'T THE OLD SILLY TORN GREEN <* ROBIN MALONI By SOB LUBBERS IF1H05B ARE THBSROJNP RULES, YOU CAM CALL THE LWATBTC? I TOLD/v-f. BECAUSE HIM HE'D TTHREE Bk3 SETTER/ COMPANIES <SiyE ^\ARE AFTER ME A ^ ME RAISE I DIDN'T TELL W/M THEY WERE? THE GAS COMPANY, THE LIGHT ^ i COMPANY AND THE LOAN T-* —I COMPAMV/ j^-.-^/ i ALLEY OOP By V. T. HAMLIN SHORT RIBS By FRANK O'NEAL BUGS BUNNY liar. DIP YOU EM JO/ THE BIRD (SEEDI SAVE YOU YESTERDAY? YOU FIGURE TW QUEEN'S POPULAR ENOUGH T'KEEP TH' CITIZENS ON YOUR SIDE ? NOT ENTIRELY, MY FRIENDS/ FOR THE TASK OF MAKING HER BEAUTIFUL IS YOUR, PROBLEM NOW WINTHROP By DICS CAVIAR EEK & MEEK By HOWIE SCHNEIDER I Bee. YOUR PARDOW, BUT COULD YOU SPARE A FEUJ MOMElOrS TO CrlEEft. UP A DESPERATELY LOlOSUf MAW? W6LL, U/f*0'D YOU THfAJfc. I MEAWT, CAR.Y 6RAAJT ? OUR BOARDING HOUSI vat WITH MAJOR HOOPLB (MAYBE 1 (TAINT PEALLV FAIR/ THOSE CREEpy 'BOARDERS CLAIM AWOS IS PRACT'LY ROLLIM* LW DOU6H AM' 1 AINT <SOT A Tj)iM6/iF HE WAS AM/ KIND OF BROTHER HE'D ^.TAKS ME- UMTILMV LUCK TURNS —ygUT-^-, CAN SORTAWORKON/ IS SftEEO/ I SOMUCHOFATYCOON THROUGH THE YEAR5 (AMOS ALLUS DREAM'S. OF STICKW OUT OUR WAT I WAS GOMG TO SAY NO Ae eooN AS HE PAUSED FDE B2SATH. By WILLIAMS

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