Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on October 27, 1952 · Page 11
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT, VERNON, ILLINOIS 11 The Register News Daily Magazine Page BLONDIE BY CHICK YOUNG PPISCILLA'S POP BY AL VERMEER FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS LI'L ABNER BY AL CAPP 1 BV1HE COZY BROTHERS, RED AND LITTLE BEAVER WEAK THROUGH 1HEL ROOF OF THE BLAZING CABltf • Cpr. 19Sl.MtN.uihl Srudkw* I DEAR BOY .ITS EASY Tb TELL. TOU'KE A STRANGER AROUND MERE/ BY BLOSSER FASHION FADS GIRL COLORS Tpe NAIL OF THE SAME FINGER ON EACH HAND INDICATING^ SHE HAS A STS-ADY BOY FRIEND'- suBMirnrp «V'. AV/». BRUHSWICK,OHIO- S/RL5! ADD lb THAT RUSTLE BY PINMIN<5 SHEETS OF NEWSPAPER B6NWTW TOUR SCIPCTS SUSMrrreo BV Sue Roaeers. AVON, OHIO. CHRIS WELKIN, Planeteer BY RUSS WINTERBOTHAM KETVEN/N'6 FEOM AWEfc DELIVER* VANE MO BANN/ST£K TO EARTH AUTHORITIES. BUGS BUNNY OH-OH, TIWE FER LUNCH, 3UT I CMMT TAKE /V CHANCE ON SOrAEBODY •SPOIL-IN' THIS NEW HUNK lllllllllllllirtlMtllltllllllllllfllllllllllUtlllllltlllllltllllltltltlllllllllllMlllttlllllllllllllllllllltlltllttlllMltlllllMHIIIMflltlll AS YOU Glances Through the Fliea o» JNu rlvirJater and The New* 1111111111.. n.illlHllUUmUIUIlllllllllllllllllHllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllHIIIIIIlMMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII |||||||l> Association to be held at the Fairgrounds here Nov. 16, 17, 18 and 19. Mt. Vernon stores will close CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER THERE GOES' CAPTAIN EASY 1 , BLAZER HE U&ED MY CREDENTIALS! .J LUCKILY THE WIND'S FROW THE EAST! HELL HAFTA CIRCLE AMD HEAD WEST TO RETRACE MILSOtfS PLANE ROUTE VESTERDAVL DRIVE WEST AS FAST AS VOUR CAB WILL GO 1 . HERE ...NOW STEP OMIT! BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN TXWN ,VOO VOOW LOSTC SOOV. YWMUO', Vovi WOT* , AtV MB.900 ftVSO GOOO« 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Sam Lee, an almond eyed celes- lian from Cenlialia, was in town this afternoon looking for a suitable location in which to open a laundry. Mrs. Isabel Wheeler came over from Albion yesterday afternoon and halted here for a few hours visit with her son A. L. Wheeler of The Register force, while en- route to the Nashville Exposition. 40 YEARS AGO TODAY A crowd of 200 listened to a political speech made here at the C. & E. 1. depot today by Wm. J. Bryan. Charles Hutchison is receiving congratulations over the arrival of a fine boy Saturday at his home, corner of Jordan and Seventh streets. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Robert R. Butler, until about four months ago a resident of Mt. Vernon, was killed last night in the C. & E. 1. yards at Salem where he was employed as a switchman. Military training which is, held twice a wcel< at the high school under the direction of Lt. Andy Hall, Jr., of Company K, it progressing nicely. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY The Levy >Shoe Store of this city is going out of business. L. Singer Burke has been named fire insurance inspector for the Mt. Vernon district. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY According to word received here work will be started soon on the drilling of a deep oil test hole in the eastern part of Spring Garden township. Dave N. Owen of south 15th street is today celebrating his 83rd birthday. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Carl Schweinfurth left, today for St. Louis where he accompanied Dale Carpenter who is entering Soper's Clinic for treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brooks received word yesterday of the marriage of their son, Eugene to Miss Francis Fit/., which occurred last night in Chicago. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Announcement was made today that local fox hunters will be hosts to the third annual field trial of the Illinois State Fox Hunters' evening will be observed Sunday at eight o'clock Saturday night and he Hallowe'en parade sponsored by the locaj American Legion Post will get under way at 8:30 p. m. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Today, one day after the sinking of the aircraft carrier Wasp was announced, Secretary Knox said the Navy was putting up a gamer fight, than at any time in Its history. Mrs. Marshall Hall loft yesterday morning for Cleveland, O.. for- a visit with her husband, Lt. Commander Hall who is on Navy duty there. Mt. Vernon's 1943 football season will begin a week earlier than usual and will end on Armistice Day eliminating the Thanksgiving Day classic with Cenlralia. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Friday, October 31, will be I lie 50th wedding anniversary of the wedding of J. .'O. Purcell, well known Dix banker, and his wife, the former Josie A. Hawkins. The at open house at the home between the hours of two and five o'clock. Miss Nancy Lee. Echols, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Echols was recently honored at a chapel service at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, as being, one of ten women who were made members of the Phi Society last year. SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH "it might be a good idea not to wait till next spring to gtt i married—it's too oaay for mo to got interested in some- i body flat!" THE STOflYi Hector Ftrlrilnc nnlicr* • young track driver rinl(- Ing fkr An Muaeum. Hector, aa • rt laalroclor, eubarquenlly meela tbla truck driver. David <;«rl»<m. later mt a atovic and la innraomr- •fa* Hector lavllen the rouiia. aiaa to a la apartmrni lor a annrk. Tkere David reveala thai hr • • in, tereatad la nbotoa;rnphj nmJ Hec| tor feada Unvld a book, nhlrk la aa exruaa (or aaolkrr Halt. The aext day. Heetor'a mother cnlla aad the mother la appnrrntly nnr- rled over Davld'e dianppolnlinpat la a love affair. • • • n "I'M glad you aren't trite enough to suggest that 1 find someone else," I told Mother. "I've been dating a couple of girl* here and there." "Well, donl push yourself into marrying just anybody," said Mother hastily. "But maybe you could do what I did after Louis died. I tried to find some way to help someone else. I did case work. When ypu help other people, you turn your thoughts away from yourself, and presently you And that the wound doesn't hurt any more." "Okay, okay," I agreed. "But I haven't the time, and charity organizations just don't appeal to me." "Wefl, then find some Individual who is in a worse state than your; self. The way to be happy is to make others so." I exploded. "Why should happiness depend on other people? 1 want to be self-sufficient, from now on. I won't let myself get emotionally entangled again." "All joy must be shared, or else it isn't joy," she argued. "Why don't you find a project, Hector? Set about it and let nothing interfere. Service to others is your—" "Advice, advice!" I said bitterly. "Everyone gives mc advice!" Everyone's just trying to help, you, dear," She stayed two days longer, but we did not bring up the subject again. A* aooa as bar twin pulled | champagne supper afterward. Sha J was too short, her hips too wide, J and she always wore th« same mustard-color flannel suit. Yea ' when she was with Karl, she ema- l nated such a radiance and eh am | that she seemed a fascinating wo- i man, j As soon as Karl and Betty left, i out, I went drearily back to the David said perceptively, "Yon apartment. I know, that dame's the nuts. She's When 1 dragged in the door, j got no looks. But she's got class— Project Pygmalion By Crey MacMiUbn Copyright 1952 by NfA Service, he. Karl was kissing Betty, and though they were not embarrassed at being interrupted, I was. tor some reason. Karl and Betty had been engaged for more than a year but couldn't afford to get married. Karl Was still interning. Betty was a librarian. She lived with her family and saved her money Every evening she parked her little blue coupe outside the hospital, and read by the Light of the strcetlamp until Karl got off duty; then she would drive htm home She was always bringing him presents—homemade cookies or a carton of cigarets. or a new sponge for the kitchen sink. The spectacle of Karl and Betty further accentuated my own frustration, and I thought, with Shakespeare, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. For Katny and I had been the same way. a • • T CUT myself some ham and cake and was wondering what to do with my evening when the phone rang. It was David, wanting to know if he could come by and return the book. I said, "Sure, come on up." A few minutes later the buzzer sounded, and there he was, without his cap for once, and wearing an orange (yes, orange!) sports shirt and brown slacks. Suddenly, in that moment, my conversation of the other night with Mother came back. 1 decided to act on it: David would be my project. All unaware of his new role, David slouched into the living room, slapping his heels on the floor, an,d I introduced him. "Karl Is going to take me over to the park to hear the band concert," murmured Betty. And the way she looked at Karl, you would have thought he was taking her to a box scat at tee opera and a you know? And I 'm the kind of guy who don't usually give no second looks to ugly women." "Plain's a better word than ugly," I said. "That guy's a doctor?** "Yea. He has another year of interneship at Trinity." David looked impressed. "Now there's the life. Boy. that's a job I'd like! Sit in a nice office all day; people come and wait in line to get in. Nobody tells you what to do. Keep your own hours, be a big shot." and he clicked tongue and teeth together expressively. A ?tab of dislike knifed me. Snobbishness, ignorance, materialism—what a job I'd set myself! • • • /"iVER coffee and cake we discussed Steichen. The picture* he thought the best In the collection were my favorites also. He seemed to have an innate sense of form and composition. As I cleared away cups and saucers, I thought of music: What records to play for a starter? I settled for the Mozart "Eine Kleise Nachtmusik," and excused myself to wash dishes. When I came back David was reading a comic book, which he bad evidently brought along, and chewing gum slowly. Finally I asked him if he didnt like this music. He reddened, and presently admitted he thought it was awful, if I really wanted the truth. "Ain't got no bounce, aa swing," he said. That's just what It does hav«r" It was the summer of "Chi- Baba, Chi-Baba" and "Old Buttermilk Sky," and he couldnt as* my point After the Mozart I tried soma Strauss waltzes, and these he did like. "But them other things?" he complained. tTe Be

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