Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 23, 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 23, 1952
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 11 The Register News Daily Magazine Page BLONDIE BY CHICK YOUNG (IT WAS DAGWOOP <f ON HIS WAY ^ TO WOPK IT WAS DAG WOOD AGAIN- HE FORGOT HIS WALLET , rji. THERE HE GOES JJ «4 PRISCILLA'S POP BY AL VERMEER ,, 'CAN' I QCT\ ; .• , UP WITH HIM ? ) : / ! i r A Jiff / //Ji^ / J * » \ / M/SS MM.' FRECKLES AND HIS FPIENDS BY BLOSSER LI'L ABNER BY AL CAPP GIVE ME MV SURGICAL KNIFE —AND I'LL FIX YOU I'LL FIX. VOU -GOOD .7 RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN K <3lT ™E SHERIFF-, SOlV RYDER'S TRViN 1 TO PROVE I NEVER KILLED STOREKEEPER MEAD .... LOOKS LIKE HE NEEDS SO/AE BfoOFF/ VJE ROAST LIKE TURKEYS IF WE SW HERE, RED V RYDER.' WE'RE GOlNe ' OUT TMROO&H THE ROOF, LITTLE _. BUGS BUNNY THANKS FOR THE IMV/ITE, SUGAR/W F0R60T Tb SI6N YOUR. NAME, OlON'TCHA? INVITATION^ L HAVBNT THE REMOTEST IDEA WHAT "YDURE TALKING- ABOUT/ MUM?, DON'T COUMT OM ANYTHING DURINO LEAP YEAR. ? THIAT& WHEN A GAL LIKES TO SHOP AROUND AND SEE WHAT ELSE IS ON THE SHELVES t .. . u< Copr. 19S2 b, NE» SKVIC., Ine, CHRIS WELKIN, Planeteer BY RUSS WINTERBOTHAM THE coon OP AVI/VZ4% I',H ALEEApy UP WITH YOJ ,BANmTERl |«ni »M>«TM.n.^-Tipn^iiTn CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN vow* Vr\M \\.v <\wrclevity's 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Krcd P. Watson has resigned his posit ion us a I raveling salesman for M. Osborne and Co., and will hereafter devote himself to his irnplenienl business hi this City. Dr. II. Clay Yates returned home I his morning from a week's visit lo Lebanon, Nashville and Chattanooga, Tenn. 85 YEAKS AGO TODAY An important addition to the business interests of Mt. Vernon will be (he Overland and Dodge sales agency, to be established by Earl Davis in the tirownlow Hawkins building on Main street which the Purity Ice Cream Co., is vacating. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Whitlock have returned to Field township lo the farm where his father lived a number of years ago and where Mr. Whitlock was born and raised. ItllltllltllllTllllMlllllllllllllMltllinilUtlllllllllltlllllllMIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIllllltlllltlllHItlHtlllltllllltlllMlltlllMllllMIHIItll AS YOU WERE Glances Through the File* o» The Roister «nd The News illinium. iiiiiiiiuAxtiiiiiiiiiiiiiiftiMiiiiH «<iait *iliiMiffiiiiiiiiijiiii >iiiiii «iattiiiiii-'iiit»iiMtHiiiiiiiiiiiitii(ititi<- to her winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Speaking last nigh I al an organization meeting of Labor-Management committee designed lo step up wartime priduclion, Walter P. Weiland, president of the Ml. Vernon Car Manufacturing Company, said that one of the tank landing naval craft which workmen at the plant here are helping build will be launched at Evansville "within a few days" George Finch, Mt. Vernon city engineer, has been called to aclive duty as a warrant officer in the "Seaboes" naval construction battalion. The members of the former Harmony Pinochle Club were entertained at a party yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Clara rice Shoop 318 north 16th street in honor of her house guest, Mrs. Grace Reeder of Chicago. SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH 30 YEARS AGO TODAY An increase or 300 to 600 per cent in operating force, service equipment and efficiency is claim-, „„.„„ ,„,.,..., od for Ihe Wabash, Chester and « YEARS AGO TODAY Western Railway Company since the acquisition of the property by Diamond interests. The Faulkner insurance case involving $ZM,000 is now before Ihe Appellate Court for this district, 25 YEARS AGO TODAY Ml. Vernon's high school football team was defeated'at Carlyle Saturday 13-0. The wedding of Charles Trevor Jeffries of Kcll lo Miss Mabel Gage of Texico took place at the homo of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gage yesterday morning. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Andrew Smith, aged pensioner of Woodlawn was robbed by persons unknown early Sunday morning, of a sum estimated at $130 to $140. Mrs. M. R. Ileidler has returned from St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis where she has been a patient. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Frank G. Thompson has returned from Springfield where he attended a called meeting of the Republican state committee yesterday, Mrs. W. C. Arthurs left this morning for a visit with her daughter, Mrs. Stanley Butler and_ family in Richmond, Va., en route Carl Shelton. one of Illinois most colorful and notorious hoodlums In the era of the Shelton and Birger gang rule two decades ago, was slain in a hail of bullets today in typical gangland si vie near Fairfield. Mrs, John Corlew, Mis. R. 1. Giissom, Mi's. Rose Perry and Miss Fern Watson attended (he Regional Conference of Ihe League of Women Voters at Carbondale yesterday. "I've been to three birthday parties this week and I'm broke buying gifts—but I've sure made it up eating!", '?iea/A me /Dctsg/i By E«*a G. Reeim " T OUISE WESTON lifted little Adele Miller down from the jmodel's platform and gave her a •kiss. "Are you tired, honey?" ! "No, not very," Adelc's childish ivoice replied. "May I look?" ! "Yes, indeed, you may." Louise led the little girl around |to the front of the big easel that |wa« now supporting a finished iportrait of the little girl. Adclc (stared at it solemnly for a few winutes.. Then she looked up at 'Louise, a smile breaking through 'the seriousness of her face. "It's very nice," she said, "and I think it looks like me, only I'm jnot always as pretty as that." "Goodness, you're modest!" Louise laughed gaily. "You must ;be sure to come to the Exhibit ,to sec how your picture looks .along side of the other portraits." "Yes, Mrs. Weston, Til come," Adele promised. "Daddy said he'd itake me." i Louise helped the child into her jhat and coat and went with her ita the door. A car with a uni- iformcd chauffeur was standing at the curb. Adele ran down the slept and disappeared into the |depths of the car. Louise went back into her studio. It was a large room that extended across ihe back of a house on LefTerts Place. Harry had made quite a fuss after she told 'him about renting a studio. "I don't know what you want to do that for," he had blurted ,oat angrily. "It seems to me there's room enough in your own house for any painting you may want to do. It's just an excuse for getting out of your housework." Louise had smiled at him quite unperturbed. She refused to argue with him about the matter. She had come borne late in August after a summer in Provincetown. With a beautiful and beeoning tea she bad acquired a poise, a self-assurance that baffled her husband. She was only sorry 'hat she couldn't tell Harry about that wonderful summer. She had registered at an art school with a great deal of trepidation, sure that she was too old to go back to lessons, fearful that the other students would hold her up to rklicule for presuming at her age to compete with rising young artists. The class had met in the mornings in an old barn up on a hill. To the surprise of Louise, entering timidly on the first day, there were several gray-headed men busily setting up their easels and one or two women who looked to be much older than she was. She began to feel more assurance. When the model took her place on the platform and Louise began squeezing out colors on her palette, her heart was so filled with a joyous excitement that her hand trembled as she reached for a brush. Far from laughing at her, the other students looked at her work respectfully and even asked her advice upon occasion. * * • HPHE summer had agreed with the children, too, she thought, as she took off her paint-smeared smock and tidied up the studio. Ted had loved his summer at camp and it had done him a world of good. And Eleanor had gotten a job and had gone off to business every day with her father, feeling very important and pleased to be earning $8 a week. The housekeeper Louise had engaged was capable, efficient and kindly. Louise had asked her to stay on after she returned from the Cape. Yes, it had all worked out very well for everybody except Harry. He had not been happy at all about the arrangements. Louise had made them without consulting him. And yet he had no real reason fa* rnitihin m, Sb | always home when ho returned from wortc. And her certainly ; could not accuse her of neglecting ; the children. They were having a very happy family life, she con- ; sidered. She would* of course, ,; drop her painting at once if she ; thought it was necessary for tha • well-being of her children. ; She put the kettle on the gas ring and got out the tea things. The children liked to have tea at the studio occasionally. Today she had persuaded Harry to stop in on his way home from work. It would be fun to hear what they thought of the portrait of little Adele Miller. She arranged on a plate the cakes she had bought on her way to the studio. Then while waiting for the kettle to boil she picked up a book. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam that Ted was always quoting. One stanza pleased her so much: "A book of Tfirsow underneath th« bough. A loaf of bread, a jug of wine. an4 l.hou Beside me, singing in the wilder* negs— Ah, wilderness were paradlne enow." Louise let the book lie in her lap. « • • TTHAT'S ft, she nodded her head " thoughtfully. Mr. Khayyam knows. There must be a book and a dear companion. The bread and wine alone are not enough. And if Harry only knew it, Louise was sure she would not have been so good a companion to him if she had not had the desire to paint deep in her heart, even when she wasn't using it The kettle was boiling furiously. She got up to turn down the gas, and then Harry opened the door and looked in. As if he expected to find somebody here, Louise thought. Probably that was why he hated the studio. Harry had heard such wild stories about artists. Ashamed of her unkind thoughts, Louise smiled at her husband radiantly. "Do come in, Harry," she said, going toward him, her hands outstretched. She stood on tiptoe to kiss him, and his arms drew bar close for a moment. \«Ce •

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