Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 2, 1952 · Page 13
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 13

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 2, 1952
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1952 ,-Ht: REGISTER.NEW5 — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page LI'L A6NER BY AL CAPP RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN 4 BUGS BUHNY eoY, fxfZB *you LUCKV VA GOT Me FEK A NElSHBOe/j- THATT, OL' FWIENC?, 14 A /AATTEK OF OPINION / IF IT WASN'T FER MS VA WOUUPN'T ee GOIN TO TM' C\!ZCU^ T TO/v\ORREf?/ /. 57 / <3WAOOU'&/ ( WHERE CTIC V WOU GET TH' \ -T1CKET'& ? A GUV CAME BY WANTIN' T' PUT CIRCUS CO«TCR« ON ^ER FENCE; &UT L KNEW VAv WOUUPN'T UKE THAT... A.. -SO r N\Ai?e 1^ ANOTHER C7eAl. y _3^C/#<C.VJ» WITH HIM / 1^.* - -v^^ CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER THEN VOU THINK BILLY CAM 0E MK.CKMG ? I THINK He CM BECC>^^E A L^W• ^6ID1^IG CITIZEN IF VOU'I^ NILUNS TO TAKE THE PATIENCE WITH HIW NOW! BUT IT'LL T^KE TIME !y| BUTHOVM WOULD 1 BEGIN ? FIR '&T.TRV TO UNDERSTAND WHW MA,DE HlfA THIS WWi WHILE VOJ AMD L WERE BEIWG T^UGHT THE- PRINCIPLES AND IDEAL6 WHICH BECANAE 5EC0ND WATUI?E TO Ue, HE WAS RUNNING WILD ON THE STREETS, ABSORBING , THE STANDARDS OF THE GUTTER ( HE'S LIVED IN ANOTHER WORlP, WILTSL.^ WBI VOU HARPLV REALIZE EXISTSl <kNP VOUR WORLD IS JUST AS STRANGE TO HIM 1 HE FEELS ILL AT EASE. AND IN SELF DEFEWSE IS SULLEW AMD DEFIANT J VOU wusT HELP m ^pJusT w tTi BOOTS AN«> HP«? BIIDrsiF*; BY MARTIN WMATS ALL THIS HOOP-A-DCOPA. ADour /WVHiaAE wHiciaEs, rrsf ISAWMICKLE? ON YOUR PARTyj <^'uttE LiNJe.' ^ PROVED. euiOY/'JFfAIB AU 1 CAM , NATEU.'rtxJ MOW/ BY BLOSSER MIGM JUMP,SUGARLARD SMrrw. HERBS VOUR. ^ WHICkCLE/ WE HWWHlCdES PIECES/ ,^ WHEN ALiem-iN© ESPECIALLY PATWHICKLES/BOO/; ^Igj^LB -A^"^- CHRIS WELKIN. Planeteer BY RUSS WINTERBOTHAM / SWZE.StKExI KNOW KWE / ALREAPyPILOTEC? SPACE ^M/<>?, { AMAIZA. B^T ACTUAL FDSHT V ISN'T THE BI66EST PROBLEM... A 72^ ZA /A PRETTV 6AL m 7ME OUim YwHAT VTHE CHRIS AworrcJcANN, Lsr. jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiuiiiniiniiHiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiMiniimtimii^ AS VOU WERE Glances Through the Files o« The Register and The News 'iiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiuiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiimiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiUiiiuiiiuiiiu 55 YEARS AGO TODAY A very large crowd was out last night to hear the last band concert of the season, and on all sides were heai'd expressions of regret that the concerts are to stop. 40 YKARS AGO TODAY Jefferson county's first draft contingent will leave for Louisville, Ky., next Wednesday. 30 YEAR.S AGO TODAY A fall of timber at the camp of William O'Neal and Sons, contractors on the state hard road now being built near Bluford, struck Peter Stagg, 20, of Wayne City,.this morning and instantly killed him. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY George E. Green and Mrs. Cora Whitlock were rrtairied in Battle Creek, Mich.. Tuesday by a Baptist minister.' Walter Williams has returned to Mt. Vernon after an absence of several months spent in his car, touring 22 states. He travelled 17,000 miles. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Sadie Mullin, .1016 south 10th street, has appealed to the officers to assist he)' in locating Elizabeth Higgins. her 14 year old daughter, missing since Thursday evening. Thousands of M(. Vernon people witnessed the eclipse of the sun yesterday afternoon. The eclipse was visible or an hour or more. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. R. R. Cross of Dahlgren was reported at the state house to be under consideration as successor to Dr. Frank J. Jirka, state director of public health. R. L. Stratton has purcha.sed the itkinson Hardware Company situ- ..ted in the middle of the block on (lie north side of the square. Mr. tratton is taking possession of the store today. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY World War II entered its fourth year of titanic struggle today amid indications that the Allies were slowly turning the tide of battle. One hundred men, Jcffferson county's second largest contingent in the war, will leave Ml. Vernon tonight on the C. & E. 1. train at 10:31 for induction in the U. S. Army at Chicago. Mrs. W. R. Crowrier and Mrs. L. M. Heggy wil] arrive tomorrow li'om EvansNille to spend a few days with their sisters, Mrs. Libbie Pinnell and Mrs. Bertie May Whitacre. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Despite heavy morning rains for two straight days, large crowds attended the three-day Labor Day celebration sponsored by Mt. Vernon labor at the city park. Unpredictable August, which brought the greatest flood in the history of Mt. Vernon last year, was a month of crop-killing drought this year. A GI "pay line" half a block long formed in Mt. Vernon this morning as World War II veterans showed up in large numbers at First National Bank to cash in their furlough bonds. Jimmy Walker has resigned from the Mt. Vernon police department and in the near future will open a grocery business. His resignation took effect yesterday. A total of 505 students enrolled at the Mt. Vernon junior high school and 1,669 at the five city grade schools as the 1947-48 term opened this morning. OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HCOPLE 9 MISTAH MAJOR; MEET COL. gACK'STRETCH/ TOLE H\tA Via GOT A FILLV iNi TW^ MANi WAR FAMILY Lll^E- HE'D LAK TO €.EE HER, LAKwiiee/ HOWDY, ^rU/V\-VA6,C0L. 6ACK6T(?ETCH/ MA30R.' |y THAT IS IMDEED TRL3E — ARMISTICE- M gATTLB-AX'S DAfvA WAS $AY6 THIS (^IKTISER DAME, AMD HER ^iRE- FILLV \a SV DREADN AUGHT.' \NHAT X .WANiT TO Kh^OvJ 16, WAS HER DAM TI6ER DArAE?--lF 60 Tl 'M DEEPLY ISiTER- WAS MV RENiOVMMED ,.C>LO LlONi OF / THE TL>RF. DI^EADMAUSHT.' OUT OUR WAY BY WILLIAMS ff FEESH M SUPPER. HUH, WE B^EN VBET yoJR. MA HOME'M HAD^ OUR SUPPEi? 7 AW' 60T TIME T'PLAV FER AM HOUR ER SO, Burr WE PIPW'T HAVE WO WICEFIS-H YES, YOU'RE VERY KIMO- WAS AWFUL 1 HEARTER YOU FELLER^" TiCKLEP, US \ OIVIW ME ALLTHE '^^E FELLERS <5IV1SJ'\ KJICE Fl£.H.' VF-^.MY YOU ALL OUR I MA WAS VERV T/CI-^LED' FISH--MAKES /--VERY MUCH--AMP QUITE A NICE ( ME, WELL, I //.'/SELF MESS,ALL OF AlvA VERV STUPIP--BUT 'EM TcSETHER, 1 I'M LEARNJIN' FAST.' / HUH, ELT? y DOW'T TAKE THAT /A WHICH IS <SIVENTOO / \ FREELY" ATS OWE I LEARNEP THE CHEERFUL GIVERS People who get >,» the habit of exoggerating usuallycon> tell the truth without lying. ® NU SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAiTH Ccpr. U$J by NEA'tnrviM, »». , "I want you to make him a well-rounded boy—but hit I father will be satisfied if you teach him a few tricki to , . make money!" Bj UiiTy Stcnlg .1 THE STORTi Johnny Hamlllon . kaa iniit learned (hnl when hl« father died be had nolhinic but hi* raelnr atabica and nome debts. A \ aan named Kovalt, who once tried ; t« bay Adonia, «nc of the utable, I aeenm well informed on the Ham' lltea tortanea. I . a . Ill J OHNNY moved out to the farm that same day. He took only his ipersonal belongings from the big 'house, and the picture of his ^mother. There were no portraits [of his dad, only a few snap shots. iBut Johnny had that picture in [his heart He told Nystrom about his conference with Goodhue, and the trainer said worriedly, "A stable takes money, Johnny, an awful lot of money." Johnny nodded. "1 probably won't have a stable like this long. But I'll have a stable. Even if it's jonly a one horse stable." I Nystrom smiled. "You're a Ha- Imilton. all right," he said. They held the sprmg sales two days later. There were no black foals in this group; two years in a row Galahad had sired that rarest of the thoroughbreds, and the bidding had been lively each time. Adonis they had kept The other ;of th^ unusual pair had gone to a I southern buyer. Goodhue was at the sale, acting as cashier. The prices were high; iit was a moneyed year. Johnny said, "That should take some of the pressure c5ff." Goodhue looked at him square- •ly. "All right It's like this. Your 'dad signed some notes. He bor- ; rowed money from friends. Some;body bought up those notes at a discount, I've learned. His attorney WTis in to see me." "Somebotiy in a hurry for his imoney?" Goodhue nodded. "A man named Kovalt Roger Kovalt" Sohrmy tried to read the lawyer's eyes. He asked, "How much time have 17" "They were due today. I got three months' extension out <A him." "Three months," Johnny mused aloud. "And how much will I have to raise by then?" Goodhue expelled his breath slowly. "Nearly SIOO.OOO." a a a 'T'HREE months . . . Well, Johnny had Bella, who had been a sensation as a two-year-old. He had the unpredictable Adonis. They'd pick up a couple of claimers the next three months, and lose a couple, but there wasn't that kind of money in claimers. He had Bella—and Adonis. . . . He also had the greatest jockey, for his money, in the country. A boy named Tod Lacey. If anybody could bring Adonis home in the Atwater Stakes, it was Tod. He'd been with the Hamilton stables six seasons. He came to see Johnny that afternoon, at the cottage. Tod looked unhappy. "Tfou know, Mr. Hamilton, my contract with your dad was up last week, and you didn't say nothing about—" "Don't worry," Johnny interrupted. "We'U fix that up right away." "I wish you'd toW me that b«- fore," the jock said unconvfortably. You see, there was no option or anything, and I thought—" Johnny felt a coidcness grip him, and his voice was rough, "You've signed up with someone else?" The jock nodded miserably. 'With Mr. Kovalt yesterday afternoon." It was almost funny. This man,! whom Johnny had never seen, was ' seemingly determined to block his every mova Johnny fought for controL He said, "It 's all right. Tod. I should hav* taken care td. you sooner." Tod gulped. "I 'd like to quit him. right now. Mr. Hamilton, But the racing conunission would have my scalp. Kovalt told me you broke, and selling out" Johnny shook his head and turned away. He sat there, after Tod had left, feeling the anger grow in him, hating this mysterious Kovalt Finally he went out, climbed into the cbnvertible and drove off. Kovalt Enterprises was in a . fairly large suite, in the Bradford • Block, on the second fl»or. Thert were two .girls and a young man in the outer office. One of the girls, a condescending blonde, said . Mr. Kovalt wasn't busy just at the moment, but just what was the na- •- ture of JcAnny's business with him? "It's about some notes," Johnny evadefd. "Some money I owe him." The blonde smiled and showed him in. • a a tJE was slim, this Kovalt with a sunlamp tan, with beautifully ' tailored clothes and ^erledl, white teeth. He looked 30, but was prob-. 1 ably older. The white teeth shone in the confident smile with which he greeted Johnny. "I was rather expecting you," he said, and held out his hand. Johnny ignored it T didnt come to pay you any money. I ^ came to ask some questions." Kovalt seemed not to notice the fury in Johnny's voice, or the denial of the handshake. He waved Johnny to a chair. Seating himself, Kovalt said pleasantly, "I hope the question* won't prove too embarrassing. I* . it another extension you want?" Johnny shook his head. "\ wai just wondering why you were ia ,: my hair. Why can 't you find somebody else to haunt for awhile?" Roger Kovalt studied his aaila. "Try to be raUonal. Mr. Hamilton, I haven't any idea what you're . ^ talking about" "You know what I'm talking about Mr. Kovalt" ,^ "Don- Johnny's hands clenched and he leaned forward in bis chair "Evea ... before I knew It you knew the. * estate was in a bad way. You tri «dl<j to hire my trainer, you did, " my best boy. You bought up notes at a discount end you're screaming for ypur laoa* Do jrou consider your aetiana ~ tiol"*!?'*

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