Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 9, 1952 · Page 25
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 25

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, October 9, 1952
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1952 THE REGISTER NEWS — MT VERNON. ILLINOIS 9 The Register News Daily Magazine Page PRISCILLA'S POP BY AL VERMEER , I KNEW' , 3WE'D TALK ,ME OUT OF BUGS BUNNY CAPTAIN EASY . 1 HAOfeT A WUMCH THIS \& THE BBGIWWIWG OF A WEW SENSE OF HONOR. FOR HIMl WAIT ...IIL CALL V ^ID REECLJTfS FROM MIS £H0PL fat* ytS, l-WWTEP •7 ON A BOV OF HIS 1 DESCRIPTION, GIS. FUNNV THIWG„.H& WANTED SOMETHING L THAT COST EXACTLY -* 8.251 iXACTLV J *&.z>... THE SUM WE WSSED WHEW HE FIRST CAME! BUT WE WEREN'T SURE HE fiOT IT. AND DIDN'T ACCUSE HIW- TURNER DON'T VOU SEE. JAM-HE YlWO /BE THAT5 USED TWS METHOD TO / WHAT TOOK RETURN ITl HES GOlNS / HIW SO LOMG TO BE OKAN! WONDER TODAV,„ALSO RAISED THE ] WHV HE SOLD CASMTODAV? -jd APIMTO' BLOOD 1 . BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES fcY MARTIN MISS COOTS stmt's WTH TH\S Hl«l r— S\<\M M\U< VOL} OROU^O ? — 1 WTC«S VOTC OS*T Glance* Through the File* of 1'he Register and The New* rl MII 1111111 • 11 • 11111«III11111 • I lllltMIIMtMlltllllllMltltllllttlJUMIIIlrilllllrllftttlllllfllMlldlllMllftlMlllllltllllMlltlMir- Illinois Republican Stale- Centra Commit lor. Mrs. W. II. Gull rnlerlnined last evening with a parly complimentary to the hirtInlays of Mr. Gull and Mrs. Kmniet L. Krwin. 10 YEARS AfiO TODAY The Ml. Vernon ln^li school hHnd will lead the parade 1 of soldiers in the ceremonies ol review and retreat at Camp Mi. Vernon's open house Sunday afternoon, it was announced today. Rev. and Mrs. Gail limes, Mrs. Earl Green, Mrs. T. It. Clogg and Mrs. George Grant spent Thursday In Vandalia and attended (he dis- trlct conference of the Women.s Society of Chrstian Service. Mr. and Mrs. James A. Kmli- cott, Jr., 1008 Pace avcune. are the parents of a nine pound son horn Wednesday morning. Ho has hecn named .lames A. ftndicott III. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Mr. and Mrs. Lowell A. Dear- infjer of 1815 Isabella Avenue, an- nouncc the engagement of their daughter, Mary Jo to Jerome Mur- awskl of Hannibal. Mo. Mrs. Augusta Wise. 87. widow ol David II. "Unule Dave" Wise, who was a merchant for more than 50 years, died yesterday at the home of her daughter. Mrs, Anna Haas in Clinton, Okla. Capt. Karl ft. Feldmnn. son ol Mr. and Mrs. ft. II. Koklman of Mt. Vernon has received his promotion from Hie rank of first lieutenant to captain. 55 YE A Its AGO TODAY The residence of sheriff John R Ward one mile west of Dlx, was burned last night with all lis contents, involving a loss of several thousand dollars. A publics reception will be tendered Rev. and Mrs. J. F. Harmon, Rev. Harmon McGammon of the Union Street Methodist church and presiding Klder Crow in the auditorium of the First Methodist church Monday evening. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY A. R. Robinson, formerly a Mt. Vernon citizen and proprietor of the Washington Hotel for IB years died at his home in Creal Springs yesterday at the age of 68 years. Manager F. Slnsabaugh the Clt- zens Gas, Electric and Heating Co., lias resigned to take effect December 1. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Wilson Lively, keeper of a restaurant on south 10th street, received yesterday from Sebree, Ky., a pair of five mopths old bloodhounds, which he will train and keen for service. The executive committee for the sale of Liberty Bonds In Jefferson county, has called a meeting of all the bankers of the county for Thursday night In the city hall. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY W. W, Lenox, formerly a prominent resident or Idlewood died Sunday at Taft, Fla. James T. Collins has been awarded a contract for the paving of north L.'iii street north from Main. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Harold Watson and daughters left Saturday night for their home in Los Angeles, Calif., after an extended visit with Mrs. Watson 's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Emmerson. As guests of Homer Marvel and state's attorney Joe Frank Allen, the grand jury adjourned at 3 :30 o'clock this afternoon to visit the Star theatre and see the Tunney- Dempscy fight pictures. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Riley Jines, an employee of the Illinois-Iowa Power and Light Company fell at his home Saturday afternoon and broke his right leg. A car of fish is being placed in the big reservoir north of the city today by the State Department of Conservation. 16 YEARS AGO TODAY rank G. Thompson, local at)Cen appointed to the OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE PAP/T JAKE- INDEED 16 A' PARADOX/VOMERS 16 HE EGAD/TH06S REFORT6 0F MIAA TREATING EVERy-I&M, DICK AMD l-tARRY IN TOWN AMD tOfviLV A FEW DAV6 AGO HE „ gORRO\MED #\.SO TO (SET HIS LAUMDRV IF HE SUDDENLY HAS FUND6,1 'fA A6 6U5PICIOOS' A6 A gUTiER FiMDiN<5 HIS MASTER VJITW A KhJlFE 110 HIS gACK-— VET THE NEWSPAPERS 14AVE CARRIED NC? ARTICLES ABOUT -THE: POPULACE E?E|M(3 SILKED/* OUT/ COA/' A rAY6T6Ry = OUT OUR WAY BY WILLIAMS "Will you call my dentist and postpone my appointment? I won a football bet from him and he might take it out on me with that grinder of hia!" tern By Irene Ernhort C*nri»U I Ml W HI* Unit: be iOTEVE WYSONG chatted a few 1 minutes, then stood up, picked ,up his hat and topcoat from the divan. He turned to Emmy. "It was fine meeting you. Mrs Carr." He shook hands with Mark ,and Fletcher, then turned to lLaurie. The line of his jaw tightened and he spoke awkwardly '"Glad I had n chance to sec you, Laurie, If only fnr a few minutes Louis said to tell you hello." "You're not leaving town already?" Steve nodded. "Got to get bark to the classroom." He managed a grin. "That's where I belong, teaching history to a bunch of kids." "But, Steve, why don't you stay and at least try to sec another publisher about your book?" Panic swept through her. He couldn't go away. They had so many things to talk about. She'd missed him so and here he was now. Sieve, don't go. She didn't think she eould bear to let him go away again. Mark was showing him to the door and then there was the sound of the door closing and Mark came back. There was a long silence in the room. No one looked at anyone else, and Mark busied himself mixing more drinks. Finally Emmy said, "So that was the reason you came back from Indiana looking like the world had fallen apart." Her unbelieving laughter rippled. "Oh, Laurie, how could you let yourself get involved with someone like that." No one said anything for a few moments, and then Fletcher muttered, "I've got to be running along, Laurie, if you'll excuse me." He leaned and kissed her cheek and patted her shoulder. "I thought he seemed a very nice sort of a chap, darling," he whispered. After Fletcher was gone, Mark turned to Laurie and said, "Your mother did a very thorough job, Laurie didn't she? But I thought it was going a little too far to introduce Fletcher as your fiance. Why didn't you speak up?" "Mr Wysong knew, even before I said that," Emmy put in, "that it just wouldn't do. It wasn't really the book that brought him to New York. I knew that the moment he started talking. He'd come to sec Laurie. He'd come to smooth over whatever trouble thcre'd been between them and I wanted to make sure he understood that I wasn't going to stand idly by and make the same mistake I made when I married Louis!" Mark had turned his back to them and was looking out of the window, but suddenly he wheeled around, to face them. Thore was an odd look on his face. "1 think. Emmy," he said slowly and firmly, "that it 's time we were truthful, for Laurie's sake, and for the sake of her happiness." His mouth was drawn and there was a look of pain in his eyes. "Why Mark," Emmy cried, "whatever do you mean?" • • • MEAN Just this, Emmy Ever since Laurie has been old enough to be interested in men, you've been choosing them for her. You picked out Fletcher for her to marry because it was such a suitable match," Mark Carr said quietly, "You must admit that Laurie and Fletcher do make a lovely couple!" Emmy countered. "You've impressed it on her over and over that she must never make the terrible mistake you made, by marrying someone like Louis!" "And why shouldn 't she profit by my mistake?" Emmy had turned pale. "I don't know what you're trying to get at, Mark." "laurie," Mark sa.i d. "your mother's big mistake was not hi marrying your father. It was in giving him up. She had promised to love, honor and cheris h—to cling to him, and live his life, but when it came right down to doing it, she was too much of a coward. She refused to meet him even half way." "You-can see for yourself, Laurie," her mother cried, "knowing Louis and knowing me, just how impossible it would have been. I couldn't have stood it there in Ridgeville. among all those horrid provincial people. I had to leave him!" "But you have regretted it ever since!" Mark put in softly. "You've wished a thousand limes that you had stayed with Louis in spite of everything. You've never really been happy with me." "Oh, Mark, yes, there've been times What are you saying?" But Emmy knew what her husband was saying. Her eyes admitted it and now she walked toward him, her glance fell. Even before Mark spoke, Emmy 's question had been answered. • • • VfARK'S voice was calm but in- iU sistent "You don 't have to pretend any longer, my dear. I've known It for years and years. Let's face it. You were young and young people do impulsive things. But let's not let Laurie ruin her life. If she loves Steve, then his world Is the place for her. Besides, she is Louis's child more than she is yours. She 's like Louis in many ways. Emmy, and there's no use in your trying any longer to make her over into your own image." "Mark, you're being sentimental and old-fashioned." There waa, however, a suggestion of a tremor in Emmy's voice. She stared at Mark, who returned her gaze for a long silent moment. Finally, Emmy turned to her daughter. There were tears in her eyes novf "I guess he's right. Laurie. I thipjt you'd better go and find Steve, if. you're really in love with him." Laurie snook her head. "What you both seem to overlook." she said, "is the fact that Steve doesn't want me." V

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