Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 22, 1969 · Page 20
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 20

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, January 22, 1969
Page 20
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1969 THE? REG!8T^-NSJWp — MT. VERKON, IliOWBB 5—C - Daily Magazine Page - AS YOU WERE,. BLONDIE By CHIC YOUNO 1 FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS WHY DON'T YOU BUY A BOX OP CEREAL AND HOPS YOU GET A RING FOR A PRIZB LI By Al CAPPS FOR SOME REASON MY MIND ISNTAT EASE — 70 YEARS AGO TODAY Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed Johnson at the family residence, 116 north First street last evening. Representative N. H. Most came from Springfield last night and will remain until Monday morning. —» -o- -o» o- 65 YEARS AGO TODAY From Fairfield comes the news of the tragic account of the suicide of Mrs. Mary Browning Patterson, a beautiful woman, who shot herself through the head. -o- -o- -o- SO YEARS AGO TODAY The Wabash- St. Clair Trail Association was formed at a meeting attended by about 250 hard road boosters last night. -o- -o- -o- 45 YEARS AGO TODAY Junior Ames, 13 years old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ames, was seriously injured Saturday afternoon while coasting down Maple street to 12th street. Frank Ashby went on trial today in Circuit Court charged with the murder of Chalon Wilkey, September 20, 1923. -c~. o— -o- 40 YEARS AGO TODAY Reb. Owen W. Pratt of the Presbyterian church in this city will leave soon for Pittsburg, Pa. He will be given a farewell reception by members of the church, on Friday evening, Jan. 25. City politics will engage the attention of the public for some time and a complete ticket for city officers was filed by the Independent Party today with dry Clerk John M. Ayers. -o- -o- o- 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Malcolm Kern, Miss Hariette Gannaway and Henry Firebaugh were visitors in Centra- Jia last evening. Dr. and Mrs. M. M. Lumbattis spent the weekend in Champaign visiting their son Carson. -o- -o- -o- 30 YEARS AGO TODAY Henry J. Firebaugh and Miss Blanche Hanley were married yesterday at the Union Avenue Christian church in St. Louis,' Those attending from here were Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Firebaugh, Max and Lucinda Firebaugh, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. O. O. McPherson and Clinton Firebaugh. On account of John Chapman being bitten by a dog and another dog being, killed, people are requested to keep their dogs tied up. Angus Daniel, well known re- 1 tired business man. died at his farm home. •o- -o- -o- 25 YEARS AGO TODAY The Jefferson County Democratic Central Committee has endorsed President Roosevelt for a fourth term and has asked Senator Scott Lucas to seek re- nomination. At the same time the committee promised support to Edward J. Hughes for any state office and backed the candidacy of David F. Mallett of Mt. Vernon for Clerk of the Appellate Court. Anne Williams, 23 - year- old wife of Cpl. Floyd E. Williams who is stationed in Iceland and mother of an 18- month- old son, died at the home of Verner L. Williams in Woodlawn last night. Powerful American and British forces of the Fifth Army striking by sea toward Rome landed on the west coast of Central Italy before dawn today in a heavy attack to smash the Germans flank and turn their winter fortifications in the Gustau and Adolph Hitler lines -o- -o- -o- 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Mt. Vernon Rams basketball team won its sixth straight conference victory by a lopsided count of 62 to 38 against the Marion Wildcats last night. CAPTAIN EAS1 C2LCL By TURNER " BUT WW W0ULP AM AN0NVM0U5 • WOMAN CPEPIT US WTH Atom tmr NBB0Y FAMILY Editor. Why not name sty our new^ark after that oy beloved tfaiot'amtit I industrialists „mtirin$ t philanthropist .-.erne k leader ....our own UJUDlCCj 1 WQW.,. /HUMPHJ &W& 1KB A WA / CIVIC MINPEPI WIPE AWAKE CHAPJ TRlBUrEil A5K TUB PAPER HOW I CAN COULP V REACH HIM TO THANK HIAV. THIS SEA THE WILLETS BEFORE M9L) START ; PAINTING, READ THE lN£TRO6Tl0Nf? ON THE PAINT £AM 1 By WALT WHETTERBER ROBIN MAIONI B* SOB LUBBERS OKAY, PREMIER 7Un, \ NOTfi? I'M RZAOYp TZY MY" \ WORK/, WGH6CH0OL.0BL6AVIAH J BO&IH IF Yon CAM 6 &rrt\m J MALOH&- TO USTBM ! y you N &a &IBN-M06T WITH eyes,' $000011 om WCEDS fXOM CAPITALIST LAW Acts */znnn-PW Tf ^ IN* w N ^< SHORT RIBS By FRANK O'NEAL MOW LONG HAS THE NEW PRESIDENT OF TH£ U.S. BEEN IN OFPlCE? 1.22 WELL, ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME WE STARTED BLAMING 1-22 Oji&l^ BgGS BUNNY 'THANKS FEE VER CONTRIBUTION, DOCi EcK & MEFK By HOWIE SCHNEIDEl WH61U! ' SORRY I'M LATE, MOWIQUE.. BUT BETTER. LATS THAW L Hatlo's They'll Do It Every Time «» TwCORN IS THE SHINING LIGHT OF THE LOCAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY" UTTLE- KN0WN FACTS ARE HIS SPECIAL DISH"" BUT HOW ABOUT A FEW FACTS ON THE OLD LANDMARK HE JUST BOUGHT HIMSELF? THE TOWN TAX ASSESSOR WAS HERE-THERE ARE THREE LIENS ON THIS PLACE AMP THE HEW HI6HWAV IS GOING THR0U6H HERE" ANP YOU 6AIPY0U PIPNT NEED A LAWYER TO CLOSE THIS DEAL Mrs. Ada Edwards, a former resident of Mt. Vernon, died at her home in Mcteansboro early this morning. She was the mother of Miss Katherlne Edwards, who was instructor in Latin in the Mt. Vernon high school for years. Four armed robbers kidnapped Glen Mobley, assistant manager of the Dixie Mills Co. here early last night and forced him at gunpoint to open the company door and the steel safe. Their loot totaled $602.09 in cash and almost 51,500 in checks. The congregation of the Church of God will hold all- day dedication services in its new home of worship this Sunday in the handsome new $15,000 brick church located at Seventh street and Conger avenue. vfy^ 15 YEARS AGO TODAY The tax rate for people living in Mt. Vemon this year will be $3.02 on the $100 valuation, the same as in 1952. Fred M. Kinsey of Collinsville has been appointed service area manager of the Illinois Power Company in Mt. Vernon. The Bell Telephone payroll in Mt. Vernon rose to $400,896 in 1953, Manager Al Berg revealed today . Total calls in 1953 came to 16,000,000. Myrtle Allen has received a 50- year pin as a member of the Royal Neighbors of Am- Wrlca, Fern Leaf Cnmp No. 694. -o -o o-10 YEARS AGO TODAY Ken Vogcl and Jim Witter have been named outstanding Jaycees of the year. Voyel headed the march of Dimes campaign and Witter headed the Christmas decoration program. Mt. Vernon is in dire need of a fire department sub- station and should have three more fire men. Fire Chief Paul Partridge has announced his annual report. -o- ~o~ -o- 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Kenneth C. White of 4 Lincoln Drive has been appointed chairman of the Jefferson county Heart Fund Drive for 1964. Mt. Vcmon Plan Commission continued its study of a proposed new zoning ordinance for the community last night. IVt9. W.iM ,I,KI.' n~n*l. j PRISCIllA'S POP Chopin's Inspiration Because of political troubles in Poland, the great composer Chopin left for Paris. On his way, news reached him of the capture of Warsaw by the Russians and this event inspired his "Study in C Minor." 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