Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on August 13, 1952 · Page 13
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 13, 1952
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WEDNESDAY,-AUGUST 13, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS ~ MT. VERNOM The Register News Daily Magazine Page BY CHICK YOUNG TOf? BEING DISOBEDIENT AND NiOT MINDING YOUR MOTHEP.NEITHEPOF YOU GETS YOUP ALLOWANCE THIS \NEEK . THATS HAVE VOU ANYTHING MORE TO SAV FOR YOURSELVES?) IB MAY WE HAVE , NEXT WEEKS ALLOWANCE ADVANCE ? [Cop. iJlt t '-n -tp JT'lrm Vry*"" "«'"' "»"•"'• U'l ABNER BY AL CAPP 1^. MAM HUSBIN CAIM'" OOB, B.ECUZ ALL H DO IS'CUT CRESCENTS- AM' NOW THAR'^S A MACHINE THAT DC TH'<JOB BETTER'! HIM. WAY BETTER.' BUT, SOU MUST REMEMBER, ONCE VOU SIGN THIS—THE INFANT IS OURS. YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT ASA/N.I'' RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN KEEP ^^i EVE THOSE w<5Q5E5 V/HIUE I 5C00T NUGGET OTY FOB ^>^E Tf?MN ROBBEf?S WHO SOT OUR CATTLE MONEx? UTTLE BEAVER / FIND GiA,V\BLER FELLER ^T CARD' GAWvE MOOSE, >00 SETCMUW fMDER DON'T KMOW YOU BY SIGHT/STALL HIV^ ^M^lLE I TELL BLACKJACK HE'S TRAILED US TO ^ SJOGGETOTY/ BUGS BUNNY I SET VAV AAOVE FA6rT ENOUGH IF I OFFEKEC A PIAAE PER. JU6T CAPTAIN EASY MlBT^r PAY TME IN BOY-e TABLE MANNERS APP^LL rwc WILTVS- PLE^^E, BlLLVl '/OU MAVE PLENTY OP TIViB .-..|A3N'T SHOVEL IN VOUR FOOD BY TURNER GIG, WHAT ARE WE G0»N6 TO \ i CAM'T FIGURE DO? HOW DID VME GET OFF CMu JHH^OUT. J^Nl WHY ~Ab WROWG FOOT WITH HIM?yeHOULD HE RE5ENT| BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN [TWERE VOU <30! •LOOKING TO SEE WMAT'S FOR SUPPER BEFORE KISSING- ME.' ' 'MARRIED VDU'D KISS ME PIRST AND TWINK ABOUT FOOD LATER! BY AL VIKMIIH you SAID MY KISSES WERE THE MOST PRECIOUS TMINO IN THE WORLD ^-ITO MDUJ FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS GET YOUR, BEAUT/ REST, KID? llHAf KID^ (SOTTI A 6REATSENSF OF HUMOR., DOLL / .'M FALLIN' 1 DOWN , LAUSMIM---, NOW, WHEM; Boss *m T PARPON ME. READ' TO piCTAIfc- THE RANSOM NOTH? HONBY, WHILE L UP ON MY COWiESPONOEMCE CHRIS WELKIN, Planefeer BY BLOSSER Bur, BOSS.ONLY Five SftANO TO eeT THeiR. Kio BACK? MAYBE YOU'RE (USHT, WNKV/ SAY S -QS DOWM ANBTMF REST IN EASy MONTHLY PAYMENTS/ BY RUSS WINTERBOTHAM re: ' ^OME TKlED TO Pl^eiFT \ THE TEAPiriONAL PAnCE, MlNOlAN-PmBABLYONB ) OF rue COLLB6E '^npBNT^! J ODTRAfcEOV^! NOT THE PRIMITIVE /ME4N4 OF TeAN^PDR-' TATlCN X eXPECTEP THE4E EAKTHA^EN TOHAVE .BVANV VIEAN^! '••lOKIIIIIIIIIIIIIilllllillllllllMlillllllU Illllll nilllllllllllllllltHlllllllltlllllllllHIIIinil Illlllllllllllllllllllllll AS YOU WERE Glances Through the Files of ^he Register and The News Mtniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiitiit iiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiuiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiimiiti 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Capt. J. R. Moss and Rev. H. B. Douglas went to Woodlawn this morning to attend the annual reunion and picnic of John Knox Post, G. A. R. at Watkins Grove. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY The now E. Church jf Blu- fovd will be dedicated Sunday, August 14. by Dr. R. J. Harmon, president ol McKendree College. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY The Illinois Knitting Co. of this city is preparing to open a New York office, it is announced. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY Striking coal miners at Percy burned a train load of coal mined in non-union fields which was passing through here on the M. and O. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. C. C. Hall has been appointed as platform manager of the Chautaqua this year and will be chairman at the two big community service programs. Albert Schultz, who lived in Jefferson county over 20 years ago and was well known among many old residents, died at his home in LaJunta, Colo., Aug. 7. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Misses Katherine Young, Virginia Riley, Christine Monical, Jane Howard, Virginia Bovard, Kathryn Royal and Doris DeWitt returned today from the Illinois Baptist summer assembly at Shurtleff College in Alton where they spent last week. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Mt. Vernon's youngest group of business men—The Register-News carrier boys, will be entertained tonight at the Wallace Brothers Circus and Saturday night at the Plaza theatre. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bullock are the parents of a baby girl born yesterday afternoon. She has been named Noi-ma Elaine. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY One hundred and ten men, Jefferson county's first August draft contingent and one of the biggest here since fateful December 7, will leave early Friday for East St. Louis to take physical e.\ams for induction into the U. S. Army. Mrs. Emma Kirk, 73, of Ina, died at Mt. Vernon Hospital last night of injurie.s I 'eccived at 8 o'clock when she was struck by a car while crossing state highway 37 in Ina. In an effort lo simplify rationing of sugar, aulomobile tires and other articles, both the city and county rationing boards are now situated in the same office on the second floor of the city hall. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY The largest crowd ever to assemble for a Lions Club luncheon in Mt. Vernon jammed the Egyptian room of Hotel Emmerson at noon today to hear the "Old Sarge" Gabby Street, of baseball and radio announcing fame, spin his stories which grow out of 47 years' professional baseball experience. The Ina high school has been closed down and arrangements lo transfer its 30 students to Benton high school for daily classes have been made by the Ina school directors. Miss Gladys A. Hathaway, daughter of Mrs. Carrie A, Hathaway, 423 south 17th street, and Harold W. Hussong, Sr., were married Sunday, August 10, at the First Methodist Church in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kennedy of 810 south 24th street today announced the marriage of their daughter, Norma Jean, to Myi-le Jennings, son of Mrs. E. S. Big[•ham of this city, which took place in Bowling Green, Ky. on July 21. SIDE GUNCES BY GALBRAITH OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE 5c BUNDLE "Whatever you do, don't sympathize with him when h« quarrels with his wife—heMi think you're trying to break UP. hjs home!". OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE .THAT IDEE OB Miz , -To F(90L DIS FILLY v^a RONiNilM' IS SHARPER THAM 6TEPPlNiN BOTTL& E6AD/DELIGhATFL)LLY S\U\'?lB,-XOO( AS ^ ARRIME ATTKOR^:>Y WE'LL ^TART OUR PLANi TO MAKE g-ATTLE-A-j^ -TrilN^K AFTER- MOO\i IG ^ MORMIMG/ A PILLY AS 5M ART AS TH<S gAB/ MAY NOT FOOL 40 EASy/ , NOTICE HOVvJ 6WB LEAN)5 CORVES AMD WATCHES FOR MY OUT OUR WAY BY WILLIAMS Death in the Sierras ^ By Doris llu«hoti MOM ^ - THE STORTi Roaemnrr Cnrtl.*, • vacalloD 1 B the Sicrrn*. find* hcraflf InrolTcd In a ronrdcr, Mrs. Ordell, wife of a collcKc protcHsor. han been stabbed. Sevprnl time* l>rerioa«lT Rosemnry had been the •Ictim of myaterloaa (hrents and had been mistaken for a sirl •amcd Elsie Martinson. • * * A Fl'ER the group seated itself, Dr. Roberts began. "Frankly, I came here to fish and relax. My practice in San Francisco has been demanding and I'm tired. But there will be no rest, because murder has been committed. And before that, poison was placed in a ! woman's tent We must clear ourselves." I broke in. "T^id Mrs. James tell you that Mrs. OrdeU is the second woman to be murdered? The other was near Horseshoe Springs just before I arrived last night. The old man there told me and was nearly shot for his pains. The proof of the shooting is the bullet- hole in the fender of my car." 1 "Yes," Dr. Roberts hastened to 'say, "Mrs. James told us of your story of the murder, but first let's try to solve this one." Rhumba was fixing luncheon. iWe felt more cheerful a' the pros- ipect of food, when suddenly Dick [Bannister, one of the university (Students, snatched up the platter jof ham and held it for Dr. Roberts •to see. The ham was coated with a sauce and clinging to the sauce ;was a thin film of a white, pow- jdery substance. ! "Don't eat it!" Dr. Roberts ex- j claimed. "It looks like the powder ion the meat found in Miss Curtis' tent." Robert's lips closed in a grim line. I agreed with him. I would eat no ham. We all declined to touch the meat and would eat only what came from freshly-opened cans. I suggested a tray for Professor OrdeU and Jeff took it across the narrow court to the Lft|ge. He was {loo>^ JH*^ minutes when he came dashing again to the kitchen, pale, breathless, and his eyes wide with terror. "Something's happened to Professor Ordell!" he gasped wildly. EVanticaUy we ran to the Lodge. There before the cheerful Are lay the Professor as he had fallen. His right hand on the hearth, his left hand close to his body and tightly clenched. Dr. Roberts turned him over gently and felt for his pulse. There was no wound except a cruel swelling on the back of bis head. He still breathed. He had been struck by a large, blunt instrument and had fallen forward. Professor Ordell stirred and openet' his eyes in a dazed fashion. "She asked for you, James," he Professor Ordell sat up quickly. A woman in a big, dark colored coat," he said. "She had red hair and called your name, James. She carried a small handbag and I thought she was a guest arriving. I told her you were in the kitchen." He paused. "Perhaps she struck me, I dor't know. But I had been writing down clues to —well \o who might have hurt my wife. And the person who attacked me took these notes!" He toe* a scrap of paper from his clenched fist. The only writing on it was thf word "Elsie." Every pair of eyes in the room turned on me. • • • T>Y 7 o'clock Mr. James succeeded in reachir.g the coroner by telephone. The sheriff had gone to investigate a murder at Horseshoe Iprings, the coroner said, and could be contacted there by phone, so he might reach Gold Lake earlier, although brkiges had been washed out by the stocmand there would be a delay. Professor Ordell had recovered from his drowsiness and was talking to Dr. Roberts, who sat near itts by the fire. Tm «dJi« t» met wife, whether James likes It at not," he said. "It was wrong for me to leave her there alone. I wouldn't have, except for the shock. I feel that James hustled us away too rapidly. There might be some clue we could have found, I'm going back." His thin, esthetic face was drawn and pale, but there was a determined expression in the lines of his mouth. "You're right," repUed Dr. Roberts. "I'll get a flashlight and we'll both go." "I'm coming along," I said, "I'm afraid to stay here." But as we started on the slippery trail. Dr. Roberts' flashlight caught a glint on the dark earth. Professor OrdeU stooped to pick it up. In the beam from the torch he wiped it dean with his fingers, revealing a thin, bright little S2.50 gold piece, dated 1834. I thought I saw an exchange of sharp glances between the two men. Professor Ordell dropped tb« coin into his pocket • « • T seemed odd to me that neither man spoke when this strange old coin was found but I excused it on the grounds that both were anxious to get on to the scene of the crime. We approached the Ordell tent I, for one, dreaded what lay within. My experience with death was slight and the memory of the gruesome stillness of Mrs. Oniell unnerved me. In spite of my mental urging against senseless fear, It found myself icy cold and shiver-; ing as Dr. Roberts turned the light, on the wet tent flaps that billowed in the wind. I noticed that the torch was ia, the Doctor's left hand, in his right; was a revolver. I watched him* gravely, for though I liked him, I- wondered about, the gun. Then clearly it came to me that, I had noticed Mr. James tie th« canvas straps of the tent flaps be« fore he herded us back to tb«' Lodge after we found Mra. OrdWJ.^ There was a fateful stMM*, at dark red an the tarpaulin whicii'' served as a counterpane- To our utter horror, the bodtr o< , M IS. Ordell was—gonol „ r

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