Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 5, 1952 · Page 14
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 14

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Friday, September 5, 1952
Page 14
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14 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1952 FARMER Mace F. Willis. 80. is shown witli a hoe on the land he havS been farming for over .50 years. Twin brother Morse Willis has a neighborinR- farm. TWO PAIRS OF MALE TWINS OVER 80 AND GOING STRONG AP New.sfeatiires SOUTH WINDHAM, Me. —This farming community offers a double rebuttal to mortality tables that indicate twins don't live as long as folks born singly. Mace F. Willis and his brother, Mose, are 80, Neighbors Eugene and Augustine Hawkes are over 84. All four men are active farmers or gardeners and they have one other experience in common — they're alumni of Windham's old "Horse Beef" School — offlciaUy the Mallison Street School. Horse Beef School got its name from its district, where a store once received a barrel of beef that contained a horse's leg, complete with iron shoe. Teacher Carrle<i Gun In the school days of Gene and Gus Hawkes, several 20-year-old "boys" were classmates and the male teacher found it expedient to carr^ a revolver. Gus and Alice Whittier Hawkes observed their 64th wedding anniversary last March. Gene Hawkes and,Mary Bodge were married in 1894. Morse and Mace Willis each have married twice and children to the wives of all four men. After leaving school, the Hawkes brothers became partners in a carriage shop. The project was dissolved for economic reasons when carriages became a thing of the past, Gus turned to paperhanging, and house painting, and then was a millwright. Gene became agent for a power company. He was also a paper com- •pany payroll man. Gus beat Gene into this world by 15 minutes and into matrimony by six years. In Good Health Except for tj'phoid fever in their boyhood, neither brother has been seriously ill. Gene recently had a physical check and he, reported "the doctor didn't leave me any medicine." The Willis boys live on adjoining farms, Morse in the house his father built for him 50 years ago and Mace in the family homestead. The Willis brothers also raise beef cattle and train oxen for lumber operations. Mffce has been deaf because of an attack of spinal meningitis when he was 2. Morse says he's too busy to think about retiring. He's boss at the savnnill he has operated for 50 years and runs a real estate and building-moving business. Donnie Knight Fights for Life By Associated PresJ ST. LOUIS.—Plucky Paul Donnie Knight, 13, fighting foi' his life, as he has since he was 6, has been placed on the critical list at St. Anthony's Hospital. It was sevea years ago that he was stricken ^ith bulbar polio. Last Sunday both legs were broken when his wheelchair tipped hira out at his Centralia, 111., home. Hospital attendants said shock and complications have developed since the accident. He has shown no improvement, they said Thursday night. Breathing, difficult because of the polio, has become more difficult. Donnie had a previous broken leg in 1950 when his wheel chair tipped over whUe he was home for a birthday. McLEANSBORO OtAFTON BOWTCLL, Correspondent McLEANSBORO—Mrs. M. E. Smith and daughter, Gladys, and Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Hughes and daughter. Lynda of Muncie, Inri., spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Irvin. Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Morrison and daughter, spent the weekemi with his parents, and attended the annual Labor Day picnic at the Memorial Park at Rector, Ark. Curtis Small of Harrisburg was a business visitor in McLeansboro Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rice and family of Silver City, New Mexico, have returned home after a two weeks vacation spent with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rice and sisters, Mrs. Harvey Gassman and Mrs. Norma Johnson. Glen Edward Johnson returned to Silver City with them and will enter school there. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sloan of Herrin and Mrs. Jane Mangis of Anna, spent Sunday and Monday as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sloan and Minnie Lockwood of this city. Those who visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Black over the weekend were: Mr. and Mrs. Keppler and son, Larry of St. Louis. Mo.; Mr..and Mrs. Harold Wilson and daughter, Sue of Indianapolis. Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Siglor of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. William Harmon, Mrs, Ruby Harmon and d;!ii.i:htor, Marilyn of Lincoln; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harmon of De- ciiUiv. ,ind C. L. Wilson of Hou; sioii, Ti'.sns. Those who spent Sunday in the homo of Mr. and Mr.s. Homer Hen- soii were; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Trail, Kldorado; Mr, and Mrs. M, ilausser, Harrisburg, and Mr. and Mrs. (.Mis York of Marion, Mr and Mrs. Carl Mitchell and Sims, Cary and Tommy of Chicago, leiunied to their home Monday after s |K '!iding the week in thp home of tiieir niothor, Mrs. Frank Jen- niiit^s. Mr. and Mi-s. T, .\, Carraher ar- ri\ed Monday to spend their va- e.iiion with her parents, Mr. and .Mrs. W. H. Smith. GEORGIA PAPER IS BACKING IKE By Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ga.—The Columbus Enquirer announced today it will support the presidential candidacy of Republican Dwight D, Eisenhower. It is the first time in history the morning newspaper in this city of 80,000 population has failed to support a Democratic presidential nominee. The paper is nonring its 125lh birthday. In an editorial, the Enquirer said, "Wc have failed to find what we consider sufficient reason to give support this year to the party of our fathers, though we have reached this decision without exuberance," The Enquirer has a daily circulation of 23,000. FINANCE YOUR HOME Throush »n EQUITABLE ASSURED HOME OWNER. SHIP PLAN which provide*— (1) Life Insurance to cancel mortgage if owner dies. (2) Interest at only 4%. (3) A Cash Fund for emerfeencles. Call: A. PAUL FELLINGER 420-21 Rogers BIdg. 'Phones: OH 231: Res. 1020 PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE of PROPOSED CHANGE in SCHEDULE To patrons of Illinois Power Company, Illinois Power Company hereby gives notice to the public that it, has filed with the Illinois Cotnineree Coininission, a proposed change in rates for Natural Gas Service in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and that sucli change involved an increase in charges for space heating gas of 3c per therm. A copy of tlie proposed change in schedule may be inspected by any Interested party at any business office of this Company. All parties interested in this matter may obtain iitformation witli respect thereto either directly from tliis Company or by addressing the Secretary of the Illinois Commerce Commission at Springfield, Illinois. ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY BY: Allen Von Wyck, President TWINS Eugene (left) and Augustine Hawkes, both 84, check up on a bait casting rod. EXCAVATING Bulldozer—^Trucks Ditch Digging Land clearing, pond and basement. All Idnds of dirt work. FREE ESTIMATES Phones: 1644 . 2310 3484-W - 2913-W 1948-PRICES FOR DRESSED CHICKENS FANCY DRESSED FRYERS Live Weight Per Lb. 03 FANCY DRESSED HENS Live Weight Per Lb. JU DRESSING IS DON*E FREE See us for seed wheat and fertilizer. ' We are buyers of Red Clover and Red Top FARMERS PRODUCE^ & SEED CO. 1010 Broadway — Phone 235 ~ O. B. Scrlvner. Mgr. INFORMATION To help you get better acquainted with a new enterprise in Jefferson County we would like for yoy to see some of our GLADIOLUS ON DISPLAY SEPTEMBER 5th and 6th AT THE MAMMOTH DEPT. STORE We grow more than 200 varieties. We planted more than 100,000 bulbs this spring, and we now cut an average of 500 blooms per day. Orders for bulbs are now being booked. Cut flowers avaQ- able at all times. CUMMINS ORCHARD Dix, III. 8 Miles North of Mt, Vernon on State Route 37 • TRADE IN THAT OLD STOVE NOW-DURING OUR BIG ANNUAL TRADE-IN EVENT YOU CAN DO DOZENS OF JOBS WITH THIS tfi « suUk trip fr»m b«f* fevai or train. (•k« it »<S la (o»t. Ilfins tocl milk. (0,1 I •dtrl. colvii, inoop, •ftn't Oktop* wh«n movtd-f* »*n «r (fol*. H «ul wiro ond poili lo Iho Uo<o lint, wi« tioflor •« ilrotih wiro. tako b'ullrfini malorroli rItM «• tKa lob wilh*ii< bfMkint f*vr hock. •wf, (wot. Mid, l«rlilit»»' to HI * wdti t« tH% tmtVf. MtunI ipioy rig p» b r kydiovllc c« U» «M* illillty C«'(l*< Spe«d your chores with tractor power (Cat« Utility Carrier hooks up in a minute, right from trictor scat. Lift» and carries all those awkward loads too heavy for a man, too small to need a wagon. Lowers for easy loading, raises with hydraulic power for quick moving. With Case Eagle Hitch and hydraulic control, H takes but a jifty lo drop the field implement at chore time and hitch up the Utility Ca ^riet, Come in and let us show you how «My i( Uk, W. DAVIS & SON LANG IMPLEMENT CO. ; DIX, ILLINOIS BONNIE, ILLINOIS I SCRIVNER IMPLEMENT CO. DAHLGREN, ILLINOIS $ 00 For Your Old Stove on These Two Ranges PAY AS LITTLE AS DOWN Balance in 24 Months Model 1372-XOPJ ROPER Here's die Roper buy of the year! This famous make range has the "X-Ray" door with oven light . . . Center simmer, automatic lightning top burners ... All porcelain "Easy-Glide" broiler . . . Twin electric light . . . Large "Bake-master" oven with rocket speed'broiler . . . Sixty minute timer ... A beautiful range of top quality at a special price of $196.50 . . . $37.00 for your old stove ... A net price, delivered and installed, of only $1-59.50. HARDWICK Another range that will add beauty and wonderful cooking performance to your kitcJien. Automatic lighting center- simmer top burners . . . Pull-sized, heaVily insulated oven . . . Sixty minute timer , . . Large storage compartment . . . Full- sized all porcelain oven with automatic control . . . Roll-out smokeless broiler ... AH this, specially priced at $166.50, and a $37.00 allowance for your old stove ... A net price of only $129.50, delivered and installed. ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY

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