Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on September 30, 1952 · Page 17
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 17

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Tuesday, September 30, 1952
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11 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1952 THE REGISTER-NFWS — MT VERNON, FLLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page BLONDIE fcut. Kjca r <iiui<. Sinilaui. Ix. Weald BY CHICK YOUNG CLOUDV AND I COLDER WITH.: INTERMITTENT! SHOWERS' LI'L ABNER BY AL CAPP EV'RY RED-BUODDED AMERICAN BOV RECKANIZES VO: GENERAL. —AN' SAUATCS ^O'ff-^ RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN TO &£ A HAt ^eiN^' BEPORE WE CArv) PROVE VJWO DID/ ^AE HIDE PEDDLER 1/^ CAVE ftN)0 CONNE BACK, RED RVDER /J BUGS BUNNY CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER MIZ KI6(35. KieG5 WA$ 5^YI^JG TODAY L GLAD iHE'D LIKE YOU TO GO WITH TO DO ITl / 0$ TO THE FOOTBML GAME FRIDAY NISHT. HOW ftBOUT BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN WW \ HftvO^ r- A TOO ^ WWV .VOVi \.00V \V VOO'O ^ViS\ 6W0&T I AS SOiS fV ,VJ,T T. M. !!•(. u, 8. Pit. o« . . '.. ^ Cof«,jr»i^j(_NE»^rv.c«. Inc. PPISCILLA'S POP FAVOR IIE BREAKFAST FOOD! FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS CHAT-CHAT-^ TWAN -CMATreR.' LISTEN ^ To THAT, - SUPPOSE IL HAVE TO SHARE THIS WITH >t)U. CHIU-VBOV.' Now THIS IS WHAT CAa A COZY IDEA, l <nTEN.' REMINP Me TD BURN m JACKET MORE OFTEN ( BY BLOSSER CHRIS WELKIN. Ploneteer V/INE AND I CA/WE TO eer THE LOCAT/ON OP THE HtDPEN ICupr. 1852 by NEA 3«r»le«, Inc. T. M. R.g. U. S. P«t. Of>. vouz ce .Ew HAO THAT INRDK/HATION, MfZ. BANNI^TEfZ. BY RUSS WINTERBOTHAM MOW CONVENlENTi NOW YOU CAN HAVE THECKEIVS 5HA )SE OF THE LOOT, CAN'r YoiJ, I TH/NIC VDU AIUCH TO TALK! AK)UT,©ieL OP /VlAP^i > illlllll^ililllllll lllllllllllllliuilllllll IIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllHiiiiiitiiilllliii iiliiiillllllljliiiiii AS YOU WERE Glances Through the Flies o« The Register and The Sewn <iiiii<iiiiiiiiiii>iiii»iiiii>iuu>ii<i>iiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiuuitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiuiiiuiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiii' 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Rev. J. F. Harmon, who has been pastor at Mt. Carmel, has been assigned to the Methodist Church, 45 YEARS AGO TODAY A Waltonville saloon keeper, Leonard Satela, was fined $25 and costs on each of three charges of selling liquor to minors. Squire W. W. Pi-ice fi.xed the total damages at ,S99.96. Ex-Governor Yates will speak at the court house tonight in the interest of Governor Deneen. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY Five miners were killed in the explosion of the Lake Creek mine at Johnson City yesterday. C. L. V. Jones of New Madrid. Mo., foi-mer Jefferson county man who has been visiting here for the past two days, left for his home today. He has just completed a four year term as county clerk in the Missouri county in which he is located. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Members of the Epworth League of the First M. E. church will hold an "Old Curiosity Shop" Friday evening on the first floor of the church at which time antique articles of historical interest will be on display. Southern Illinois Lons Clubs held a meeting at West Frankfort yesterday and a number of local members were in attendance. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. Runyon Irvin left today for Chicago, where he will begin an interneship at the West Suburban hospital in Oak Park. Mr. and Mrs. William Huffstutler are the parents of a baby daughter born yesterday. Mrs. Huffstutler was formerly Miss Ruth Thompson. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY President Roosevelt left American shores for a "good will" visit to Victoria, B. C, today sailing on the destroyer Phelps. Giving "King Carl" Hubbell the honor of clinching the pennant, the New York Giants today won their second straight National League championship by topping the Phillies, 2-1. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY One of the frequent tragedies on the home front of a nation at war occurred last night at ten o'clock when Gloria Jean Schrcck, four-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schreck, died at the family homo on RFD 7. The father, a staff sergeant who is serving America in the armed forces somewhere in England, had never seen his infant daughter. Miss Ruth Wheelock, second grade teacher at Edison school, has been employed as a reading supervisor by the Lyons and Carnahan Publishing Co., it was announced today. Her headquarters will be in Chicago. The newly-formed Mt. Vernon Service Club executive committee met at the Mt. Vernon city hall last night and made plans for establishment of a center for servicemen. Leaders are: chairman, George Webb; coordinator, Mrs. L. L. Wingo; house. Wayne Starr, chairman; finance, Dick Hall, chairman; entertainment, Mrs. Conrad Schul, chairman. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Glenn Pettit, who has been receiving treatment at St. John's sanitarium in Springfield, 111., has returned to his home here and is enjoying much improved health. Mrs, Pettit has been handling the town clerk duties of Mt. Vernon township since Mr. Pettit resigned because of ill health several v,'eeks ago. Col. Paul Shanahan, who was seriously injured last winter when his plane crashed in Alaska and he was pinned under the wreckage in below-freezing weather, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Mildred Shanahan, 1013 south 12th. Col. Shanahan was commander of the Army Air Forces cold-weather detachment, an experimental unit operating at Ladd Field, near Fairbanks, Alaska. The New York Yankees the opening game of the won 1947 World Series today at Yankee.. Stadium by trimming Brooklyi*' 5-3, before a record turnout of 73,365 fans. SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH T. W. R^. U. S. PM. OH. 'If it's tru« we learn by mistakes, you're learning vary fast—judging by the spelling in this letter!'* OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE MAJOR HOOPLE , I Atv\ Mi65 QUILP AtviD TKI6 I 6 'WRe KLEAVER,/ \N£ REPRE5£N)T •THE LADIE6-ACT-M0\A) L£A(3UE AMD (AIE WAfviT TO KNOWJ HOW -VVAMV WOMENi VDU'D ApPO'tOT TO VOUR CAgl(v)ET V^IE SUPPORT/ ——^Cr ^r-^^^ you — PRES A(V\ CHARMED SV VOUR viSlf .'-^ JAA ^ V\V \^ TA5TE6 ARE SiMiLAR TO PHIL 6PlTAL.^4V•^ - I MiSHT CVEM HA\(e AN -£3 I (5 L f CAglNST OUT OUR WAY BY WILLIAMS WELL, 1 SEE Y HE'LL GET HIS THE DOC'S AT ALVIW'S HOUSE "I <3UESS THEAA SPOTS OM HIS FACE MUSTA BEEN MEASLES. AFTER ALL.V V AAEALS BROUGHT TO HIM AM' GET WAITED ON HAND' ALL WE <30TTA DO IS FlCicSER HOW TO (SET IT AIM'T ALL AS Rosy A-S VOU THIMK.' I 'LL STAV /siCt< EMOU<SH AM'FOOT,' WON- 7 HEALTHV, 1 TO STAY OUTA DER HOW LON6 / EVEM IF 1 / SCHOOL BUT HE'LL 6ET TO ^ DDMT ( JET \ WELL EK10Uc3H STAV OUT OF H TO MlSS AMV ) TO STA 'Y OUTA / SCHOOL,THE /^h^. SCHOOL.' /( THE STORY I t. • D r I e French, «»>«nBed to be mnrrled in Octolicr. hiiK Kone (o Indiana lo visit tier father, wlio la eatrnnscd from her mother. She reaonies a fricndnhip with Steve Wyuong. n yonnR friend of her father'*, whom ihe met four yenra before. Ill T AURIE FRENCH wondered if living so close to reality had made her father and Steve both seem entirely difTerent from any other men she had ever known. Steve sidled the boat in toward clump of wil\c)ws, caught hold of the trot line arid began working it across a deep pool, lifting the line and bringing up the hooks one at a time for rebaiting. "Mind handing me that bucket?" Laurie shoved the bucket within his reach. "Ugh!" She wrinkled her nose again, Steve laughed. "I thought you came along to help bait hooks." He puffed gently at his pipe. "If you had brought nice, clean minnows I wouldn't mind," Laurie said. "Fish haven't been taking minnows so good last three or four days," Steve said. •The mist was beginning to lift now and the river flowing softly by the boat was silvery in the new morning light. A heron flew by and upstream a fish jumped and left an evdV-widening circular ripple. Laurie trailed her hand in the water, already wanning. "Could we go swimming today?" Steve nodded. "Might. I don't think the fishing's going to be much good today. Half the baits are still on this line. There isn't even much use running the rest of the lines." He turned the boat and headed back downstream toward his dock. Laurie felt his eyes studying her. She wondered what conclusions his long silent appraisal had brought lum. "Did jK >u ever &ais^ your book, i ini If NU Ma. he Steve?" she asked suddenly. "Nope. Gave it up. Wrote enough so that I got what was eating me out of my system and then quit. A lot of guys wrote books about the War for that reason. I'm working on a thing about the Civil War now. I teach hiitory you know." He bent his attention to sidling the boat in against the docJe and then threw the boat chain over a piling. It clanked loudly in the stillness, the sound echoing and re-echoing across the water. Then he jumped out and reached for Laurie. She felt again the warm strength of his calloused brown hand as she stepped from the rocking boat to the dock. She stood there silently for a moment, watching as Steve got back into the boat and busied himself with the bait buckets, almost as though he had forgotten her presence. "What time do you usually go swimming, Steve?" she said presently. He tipped back his hat and straightened up. "We'd best wait until the sun's had a chance to warm the water—say about 11." "Okay." She smiled at him and then turned and starts off. "Tell Louis to come along," he called after her, "he's been itchia' for swimming weather." T AURIE felt like running the rest of the way up the path to her father's house. She felt hungry and filled with exhilaration. What a wonderful — purely wonderful summer it was going to be! Louis French had a book propped on the breakfast table, but when Laurie came in he folded K up and laid it aside. "WeU. my dear," he said. "I didn't look for you back in time for breakfast with me. You've been down helping Steve run his lines, haven't you?" Hisj nwn eyes twinkled at her. i Lauik blushed a UtUt at ittU slid into her chair at the table aad^ unfolded her napkin. Mrs. Jenner,' • her father's housekeeper, came and ? poured her coffee and put out fresh',pecan rolls on a plate. ' "I hope you'll have as much fun=. this summer as you did the .last" time you were here, Laurie. Steve- and I often talked about it, how. you took to the life of a river rat' like you were born to it." --• "1 did have a wonderful time.- I don't Imagine Steve appreciated-., me too much though. I tagged- 1 after him everywhere he went, and'\? once or twice when he wanted to work on hia boolc and I tormented him to go swimming with me in- ^ stead." --i"You fancied yourself In lov«. v with him that summer, I believe. "I'm afraid so," Laurie said-' laughing. • • • tTER father sipped at his coflFee ; in silence for a moment. "So you're engaged to be married,' Laurie?" "Yes. In October. It was sup- . posed to be this month, but I : changed my mind." "Why?" Laurie flushed again. "I wanted : to spend the summer here with : you." "That's very flattering," her ; father said. They smiled at eacb : other. "I hope it's worth the sacri- . flee, fl it was a sacrifice. Didnt : Fletcher object strenuously." : "Rather. But it was mother who' T was really furiousi" Louis French laughed. "Oh ye«» i Emmy would hate your wanting to J come here." ' There was another small pause * and then they began to talk about .., various people whom Laurie re«,', 1 membered from her previous visit., : Her father said at last, "WeA,) ; ; did Steve have any luck this morn« ing with his lines?" "No. and he said to ask you to }\ come swimming with us at ll." "Good. I'U phone the store I*wont be dowm this tnoming «n4 can get some work done oa UM».> roses too!" "Why Dad, you sound Iflr* • ' little boy about to play hookyl" "Well?" be raised his brow* I shrugged in frank admission. 43Ce He iCointiatiflt- "if

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