Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 8, 1952 · Page 6
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 6

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6 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1952 Register-News Picture Page 1-11 CIATH DRESS REVUE—This scene shows a portion of crowd of Z'U) ({Iris who modeled dresses they made themselves at Ihls year's Jefferson County Dress Revue, one of the hl^hll^hts ot the .4-11 Club year. Eight girls were selected to model til the State Fair and three others sent <••"'- stresses to the Fair for competition In construction. PRECIOUS BY THE PAILFUL— Typical victims of the worst drought in Kansas are George Clark, left, of Colony, and W. D. Howard, of Garden City. To feed their ij9 head of cattle, they have .to go to the nearest available water supply point, buy as much water as their truck can carry and then pour it by hand into field tanks scattered over the Howard ranch. Also typical of the drought's impact on the domestic front is the picture, right, of Mrs. George Lesco, of Thayer, pumping a bucket of water from her cistern for cooking. The water is hauled from Chanute, 15 miles away, in a 1150-gallon truck. It costs $6 a load. Many Thayer housewives do the family laundry only once every two weeks because of the water shortage. ANOTHER 4-II WINNER—Joe Ray Taylor, of Golden Rule 4-11 Club, was the winner of award lu the swine division. the Ciunp Ground the sr "hip DAIRY DIVISION WINNER—Joyce Huff, of the Rlulord 4-11 Victors, was the showmanship award winner in the dairy division. DROUGHT PARCHES KANSAS FIELDS AND WATER HOLES— Ground parched until it breaks up into thousands of cracks, a cattle water hole with only a fraction of its normal content—and a sky with no sign of a rain cloud tell the story of the worst drought in Kansas history. This photo was taken between Yates Center and Eureka, but it is typical. Worst hit are six counties in the southeastern part of the state. Farmei-s have to haul water to livestock, for household uses and for drinking. Trucks containing every type of water-holding device fill the roads. Thousands of beef cattle have been sold off prematurely because there isn't enough feed and water. Fear of fire is a continuous nightmare in small towns without water systems. SHOWMANSHIP WINNER—Bernard Moore, or the Cravat 4-11 Club,- won the showmanship 'award In the beef division, another highlight of the 4-11 Club year. No picture was available of Jimmy Norrls, of the Waltonvllle Bulldogs, winner in the sheep showmanship division. AIR FORCE FASHION NOTE —Latest thing in headgear for Air Force crew members stationed in Japan is the custom-made cap. Individually designed by Japanese hatters, each cap is .decorated with cut-out letters and symbols giving the owner's name, rank, home state, and the position he occupies in his particular plane crew. "Modeling" the hats are from left, 2nd Lt. Francis C. Van Gorder t >I Gig Harbor, Wash., A/2c Frank Opielski, of W. Conshohocken, Pa., and 1st Lt. Joseph F. DarnelJ Jr., of Beaumont, Tex. SAFETY FIRST— Hunters should never lean on the riflp hnrr <»i Pn .vn-- ,,,„ . . person often is fatal. Make sure the rifle is pointed &"5 ^ b ^ l S?ES rflfon 'S fence, and then climb over it. (NEA) iWADDLE CUS DO DURING SCHOOL HOURS ?-Gus, the duck, [is the friendliest duck in Minneapolis. He waddles to school every (day with his young master, Dennis Young, ten-year-old polio victim. Gus thinks it would be duck soup to go to school, but teacher says "no." Gus must make his way home alone, and the trip includes a dangerous dash past a butcher shop. Paul Ederer, 11, is another of Dennis' friends, and wheels the handicapped boj '? ~" -JP school every da y HEART-BREAKING PRIZE WINNER— The tenderness and compassion men in battle show to comrades is portrayed in the prize-winning picture above. It was taken by Sgt. Frank Praytor, of Birmingham, Ala., while under fire when serving as a combat correspondent with the Marine Corns M Kjrea-.The photo, in color, won first prize in Photography Magazine 's annual picture contest

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