Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 3, 1952 · Page 15
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 15 The Register News Daily Magazine Page BY CHICK YOUNG ED FlSHTS A Q0M2TER SUN, DUELwTTH THE M0RDER00S CORY B &THERS BUGS BUNNY f*"TAIN EASY BY TURNER VOU SAV \VE5. HE RU&HED MM IM A CAB AWOTHE9S. V CHAP LATER CLAIMED HE WAS EA5V? JUST AS THE FIRST "EA$V"TOOK 'OFF BV PLAMB— THERE'S THE VOU MEAN TH' H00K-N05EP FARE WHO WANTED TO RACE , A PL AWE? I LEFT HIM ON A HILL EIGHT MILES WEST! TAKE WE TO HIM... AW' 5TEP, OM IT! BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN j$?CK P* SisllttTSWtO TEA «uiMMBO MILK """'Be J AK> vucviv WE t >ov >T DVLTS ,£V\ ,OOWV ? _ OUR BOARDING HOUSE WITH MAJOR HOOPLE AMD 60 — HAR-RDAAPH—~ MV PART-JP US IKlS MESSAGE rfeFORE YOU 60 TO COULDN'T fH£ POLLS 1$ SIMPLY THIS: If REELECTED EXERCISE YOUR PRECIOUS RlSt4Tj\D06 CATCHER, AS A CITIZEN AMD VOTE.' r -^p) 8QT vJHAT A VOTE FOR HOOPLB MLL .efc V|^A ME 6AYS APPRECIATED, To ge SURE-*- )^\ MAKES WAK-«AFF-~ BUT PATRIOTISM h^M 6EM6E/ COMES FIRST/ SO ALL! ASK IS ,„ .THAT YOU VOTE/ : DOhi'T BEAM ELECTION i J DAY .' SLACKER' FOR OMce HE'S MOT ^-TALKlM6' THROUGH HIS SILK, HAT/ 1 1 1 ^^^^^ T, M »».!/. > iZm. ''HIRED y ? -TW6CAR VMITM THEMONEVHe RECLAIMED FROM JAKE * OUT OUR WAY PRISCILLA'S POP BY AL VERMEER OOES IT REALLY MAKE ^ MUCM DIFFERENCE WHICH ONE Q-ETS TO BE PRESIDENT? ^SURE, IT DOES OT MAKES ' > BIG- DIFFERENCE FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS , 1 SEE.' you've \CAN I HELP PICKED YOURSBLF IT IF He A NUMBER-ONE CONSIDERS BY BLOSSER AS YOU WERE Glance* Through the Fllw o« rhe Hrg\»*mr and The Newt 55 YEARS AGO TODAY Quail hunting has been much, improved by the late rain and as a result, local nimrods have been unusually aclive and successful. The City Council should take some steps toward repairing the improved streets. . .... 4 40 YEARS AGO TODAY The youngest son of Alfred Sweetin, living south of Ina, was thrown from a horse last night In a race with another lad and instantly killed. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY ./. H. Groves and Miss Merle Marteeny were married last eve-, ning by Rev. Jesse Wells of the First Baptist church. 30 YEARS AGO TODAY An increased yield in the average crops of Jefferson county mav he noted this year, according to estimates made through the Farm Bureau. Broadway ,in- the vicinity of the new Zadok Casey school. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY A Presbyterian. naval chaplain, Lieut. Howell Forgy, 34 of Haddonfield, N. J. was credited in news reports from the Pacific battlefield area with use of the new - famed fighting phrase, Praise The Lord and pass the ammunition." Which gained popularity as a part of the words of a nation-wide song hit. Some sources suggested that the phrase was originally used in Civil War days. Lieut, Forgy once played football. Mt, Vernon city councilmen In regular session last night, granted a 20-year franchise to the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. Ralph O. Boswell has purchased the Bullington Drug Store on the northeast corner of the square and is now operating the business under the firm name of Boswell Drug store. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY The School of Instruction which has been conducted for the dealers and bookkeepers of the Chevrolet motor companies of Southern Illinois for the past three days, closed this afternoon. Dr. Marshall Hall, Donald Grant and Arthur Brown, who left here yesterday afternoon in Mr. Brown's airplane for St. Louis returned home this morning, having made the trip from Lambert Field in 55 minutes. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Mrs. Cynthia Ann Clark died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sam Keen of Keenes. Mrs. Clark was in her 94th year. Dr. Harry Moss of Carbondale, who is seriously III, was taken to a hospital in Chicago last night. Dr. Moss is well known in Mt. Vernon and is a brother of Mrs. Rufus Grant. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY James H. Price, Democrat of Richmond, Va., overwhelmingly elected governor of that state is a cousin of Dr. Letcher Irons of this city. Earl Mannen, sergeant of State highway police, today issued a warning to motorists on abiding by the speeding rules on west BY ^AYILLIAMS^ SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH S YEARS AGO TODAY Magistrate E. W. Threlkeld has turned a check of $1,550.65 over to City Treasurer Marie Williford representing the collection of fines in police court during October. Shelby Pasley, E. E. Cotton, Andrew Webb and Charles Yearwood, members of the Mt. Vernon police depaartment left this morning for Peoria.where they will attend the three day state convention of Illinois Police. 11-3 T. M Rag. U. »• '•<• Off. Cmii. 1 «H by NC« ».rvfc«, W 'Oh, George, don't look »o cross! I just saw all those shop-early signs and caught the Christmas M-* 4 *** Project Pygmalion By Cray MKMiMan Cesfvisjte VMt sy MCA Jswiee, Is*. VIH T SLAMMED my palm down on the table, and jumped up. "If you came here to be insulting, you can leave now. Mission accomplished, as we used to say in the Air Force. I have a class down the hall, and I should be getting back;. Saturday's my busy day." She rose, and put a red wool scarf, of the type I believe is known as a fascinator, over her mas was at our throats. I made Christmas cards, mailed gifts. Then one afternoon a feeling akin to panic struck me as a clicked the door shut and sat down to look at my mail. Christmas Eve. Thus was to have been Katby's and my first Christmas in our own house. There was a letter in her handwriting. The envelope bore a New York postmark but no return address. Inside was a block print ^'u^u-f* 1 K." eiidS UDder that i which f recognized as her work, of knobby white chin. [ a - - • • "Weft, I didn't come here to be insulting, but if I was, then good! You got nerve, butting into my private life, telling my husband he's got brains, and he's gonna get aomewheres some day. He had to lie about his education to get a job with Acme Truck, and he won't ' never be able to get into anything else. That's awright, there's plenty money in trucking. If only he don't waste his life setting aroun' with these books you been shoving at him." "Look," I said, trying to speak quietly, "you must not be feeling well today. Go back to the bar where you came from and have a couple more drinks. I'll just forget yew came—I'll never mention ft to David. And I don't think you will either, because I think you'll be ashamed of it tomorrow morning." She picked up her coat and flung it over one arm. "That's what you think," she said. "I just had one little nip before I corn* here, to give me the backbone to tell you off. And I 'm telling you again. I got Mends, you know. I could send somebody aroun' that wouldn't just talk. This friend of mine can be pretty tough. You just take my advice now, bub, and . you'll stay outta trouble." j. With this parting threat abe left 1 rpiME barreled along, after that, [•*• mm. est eg a sedden Christ a deer in the snow. And a printed signature—Kathleen Valois. I prowled and pounced around the narrow rooms, hating her. Finally I threw on my stormcoat and boots and slammed out of the apartment. I passed a vacant lot where a man was selling Christmas trees, and for lack of anything else to do I bought a scrawny, lopsided little spruce. Cut down considerably and braced in a bucket, the tree suddenly took on a satisfyingly Christ­ massy shape. I tied Christmas cards to the branches with tinsel ribbon, taped more Christmas cards over the bucket, and stacked my presents under the tree. As I undressed for bed, I loitered near the tree and examined cards. Abruptly, it struck me how many of them had pictures of tiny children or family groups. People my age. People I'd gone to school with, people I'd known in the service. Here I was, 29, and I .. . The years stretched before me; the years of prissy bachelorhood, My head was pounding dully. I took two aspirins and went to bed at 9:30. As soon as 1 was down, seemed like I was more wide awake than I had been all day. Suddenly the buzzer rang, with a loud, strident rasp that went crashing through the silent apartment I leaped upright in bed. the hair on the back' of say neck prickUng aay scalp. I ran to push the button that _ released the lock downstairs. The* I darted back' to the bedroom and threw on my bathrobe, and waited ^ on the landing, with a strange' mixture of premonition and doubt, . listening as footsteps slowly cams nearer. Finally the steps rounded MM last curve, and there stood David, ;: looking up at me from the bottom of the flight of stairs to the fourth floor. He had a cardboard carton tied with rope in one hand, and a big greasy brown-paper package 4 in the other. "Hello," he called in a low voice, ; "May I come up for awhile?" I thought he swayed a little. But certainly! Come en M Here, 111 help you." I hurried down the stains and . took one of the bundles. "That's for you," said David, as ' he panted upwards. "I won it fes a raffle. First time I ever won anything. A 25-pound turkey. I had it stuffed already." SwelM Hope the oven's big enough." • • • T TNEASILY, I followed him into the living room. I went out to. the kitchen and set the turkey down in the sink, and when I came back he had put down his heavy carton and stood in the middle at the floor, sagging forward and. looking dazed. "Your coat is wet through?" I exclaimed. "Even your hair is, dripping! Where in the world have you-been?" He didn't answer, but sat ah-, ruptly on the couch as though his knees had given way. I put his coat on a hangar and hung H on the shower rod in the bathroom. "Dry your hair on this," I said, handing him a thick turkish towel. He rubbed his head abstractly. "I feel like a heel, waking you this way," he began, "Oh, I wasn't asleep. Fact is, 1, was having a bad time. Glad yea came. Why dont you just spend the night?" "Sure you wont mini? I haven't any place else to go I 've even got all my clothes in that box." He gestured tiredly with — -—' cold-ieddened hand. ' ODe«

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