Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 15, 1952 · Page 7
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 7

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, November 15, 1952
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON ILLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page ILONDIE BY CHICK YOUNG IT'S NOT FOR US--") I BAKED IT FOR "S MRS. WOODLEY, TO -i PAY HER BACK FOP ) \^<v^THE MUFFINS SHE •rL p - } BROUGHT US &r$r. LAST WEEK ; U'L ABNER BY AL CAPP D04PATCM. r . r - WHUT A IDEAL PLACE FO'A LI'L 6TRANQERTO ARRIVE IN.*^ fr it. : YOU'RE OKAV, HONEY-BUT THACLXL BE. A CROW D.r UtGGO ARM ABNER.r -VO' HAIN'T ACTiN' NATCHERALf VO' DON'T M LOOK q NATCH ERA!..'.' T RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN WIU. YOU GUIDE ME INTO THE NAOON MOUNTAINS MSO HELP FIND FRAGMENTS OP THE EXPLODED METEOR, RED RVDERJy fAOON FOUNTAINS ARE AN OUTLAW HIDEOUT AND THEY DON'T WELCOME STRANGERS PROFESSOR MARS/ I / WE CAN ASSURE THE 7 OUTLAWS VS'E ARE ONLY / INTERESTED iN MINERAL I MATTER FRONA ANOTHER, WORLD, N\G RYDER/, ' , IF YOU ARE AFRAID TO \ GUIDE OS, MY FATHER AND ^ I WILL GO INTO NNOON NAOUNTAlMS , ALONE,' PRISCILLA'S POP BY AL VERMEER : M SO HAPPY! MR. BOTTS WAS GIVEN UP 9-ETTINu- ON MORSES I DON'T KNOW! I HEARD W»M TELL POP WE LOST A BUNDLE, f7 AT THE FRECKLES AND HIS FRIENDS JlfW JUM«XS u*ve SCOBED AGAINST THE SENiOHS BY WEAeiHG- teOOPAS AND ibr- A/6 Bff 'SeCAsF S Bur LARD HAS A PLAM roc sweer REVENGC / I FOUND THESE OLD CLOCKS IN THE AT nc / NOW M&vee ' YOU'LL TEIX us 'JUST WHY WE'RE PASSING OimXlME THIS WAY ' ^EARSTHIS WAV, MEM.'^ YA KNOW THE WARDROBE UP AT SCHOOL- WHERE THE JUNIOR? STOW THEIR. HATS AND BRIEFCASES ' BY BLOSSER CHRIS WELKIN, Ploneteer BY RUSS WINTERBOTHAM BUGS BUNNY CAPTAIN EASY BY TURNER i\£ JEP FALL$i *™ THE BRIEFCASE BURSTS OPENi SPILLING THE JEWELS WEGOTMlWl TURM THE CAR AROUND/ DALGAR5...BE READY JTO LEAVE QUEECK.LY' L00K5 LIKE THE TA*I WHICH FOLLOW US FROM THE AIRPORT 1 $TEP ON _ v IT, PALGAR^! BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES BY MARTIN AS YOU Glance* Through the Fllw a< I 'he Ht-glnter and The Newt r). r > YEARS AGO TODAY' Trim Poole was kicked in the face Iiy a frisky mule which ho was leading to water ai Hutson's Feed Yard yesterday. 10 VEAKS A(J() TODAY The heaviest Injsl of the season fell lasl night and (he weather today is bright and bracing. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY Brvanl Warren is suffering a sew-re attack of yij|>po at his home on North slri'd. 31) YEARS AGO TODAY Bertram Abney, Jefferson cotinly farm adviser, is now moving to I lie new of rice provided for the Farm Rureau on the soul west corner of the court house basement. 125 YEARS AGO TODAY A number of Masler Masons of Ml. Vernon went to Benton last, evening where they attended Past Masters' meeting of the Benton lodge. Sheriff and Mrs. Hal Smith left this morning for a visit of about three days at Sebree, Ky., their old home and oilier towns in Kentucky. 20 YEARS A(iO TODAY Judge Conrad Scliul was this af- lernoon appointed master in chancery ol .lellerson county by Judge Pearce i« serve Die unexpired term of Judge VV II. Green, deceased. John I lenson and Miss Vacel Ksb's were married Sunday afternoon in ('enlraha. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY Paul Whileinan, dean of American music, will appeal- in person Wednesday night in the Hangar in Marion. The Class of 19,'irj will present "Growing Pains" in the high school auditorium Thursday evening, Nov. 18. JO YKARS AGO TODAY Miss Alberta Kunkel became the bride of Pvt. Conrad M. Crow on Tuesday. Nov. 10, in a six o'clock ceremony which took place in the Clayion Methodist church in Clas I on, Mo. A tolal of fi,lM automobile owners regMoied for "A" gasoline ration books in Mi Vernon and Jefferson count;,, Thursday, Friday and Saliiiflas. 5 YEARS AGO TODAY Ro\ A. Thompson, former Mt, Vernon resident was killed yesterday in a plaice crash in the snowy northern .Michigan w-oods where they went lo hunt fleer. He was a nephew ol Charles J Thompson, business manager of The Register- News, Albert 11 Wheeler, 78, manager of the Mt. Vernon Lumber Co., suffered a fractured hone in each of his heels in an accident at the lumber company yesterday. Jack Setzekorn, a student at the St. Louis University Dental school, is spending the weekend with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. VV. E. Setzekorn. SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH m$$M %S$M$ tot ol U. S. DEAL FOR BASES- Above Newsmap shows location of three bane* which were agreed upon by the U. S and Spain The base.« which should help insure the security of the West against Soviet aggression will cost the U. S. about $125 million. 1 1 -IS r. m. *•<. u.» P*. ««• Cop'- 15S7 b > NC * Stnriefctac. 'Little Red Riding Hood must have been an awful squar* if she couldn't tell her grandmother from a wolf!" SECOND MAN on the Ticket THE STOHVi Vary Hlroirn, prr- ««n«l mecrttnrj of Governor Wnr- InrlM, nomlHr for Vlrr l *rfMl- 4ent, ham 4lncoTerrd Ihnf Clydr Ar«r >nBnl4. poHtteal tor of Ihr governor, bonrdrd the Rprrlnl rnm- nmiKn trnim in rrnponnr la n lr |p- ffrnm from Mrlvlrt FlAhrr, mnjor of Ihr governor'* komr town, who wnm promised "« Juley llrm" when tke enadltfnte «l«Keii a rnllj (litre. • • • VI TD1LL EVBTRS moved his hands uneasily and said: "1 don't suppose there was any g-girl trouble—anything like that?" "Young man, I haven't lived In Hydetown for 30 years," the Governor said, and smiled. "The only girl I had any trouble with was IRuth, and that trouble ended iwhcn I married her." "I don't like it," Bill said. "I rdon't like it at all. What could jH be "There couldn't be anything,'' I Mills?" "Somebody has to go," Bill said. "We can't just let it ride." He looked at me, considered, tben gave his head a decided .shake. "No. Roy's not tough enough for the job." Lucy StrawD smiled. "Maybe that's why he's just the man to do it," she said. • • • T DIDN'T like her characterization of me, nor the cozy tone she used, but before 1 could pro> test, her smile widened and she said. "O- the surface, that is. Roy You're actually a stinker underneath." She turned to the Governor. "Don't you think he'd be good?" The Governor grinned. "Yes. Lucy. I do think so. How about it, Roy? You want to run over to Hydetown and talk to Johnny -the Governor said. "Nothing im- (portant, anyhow." "Can you think of anything unimportant theji, Governor?" Bill -asked. "It doesn't take much for McDonald to go to work on." "Not even anything unimpor- itant, BilL" Bill d r o ped into « chair. '"Frankly, this worries me. You can't think of anything, Governor. [Bui why should the guy send a iteiegram like that?" He looked 'up. "Governor, you got any ifriends in Hydetown?" "1 think so," the Governor said. "Johnny Mills, the present eoun- ,ty chairman, was my friend. I jknow ot nothing to change him." "711 send him a wire," said I Bill. ; The Governor sat up straighter. "You 'll do nothing of the sort," he isaio snarpiy. "You'a oniy nir up trouble, doing that, when there jisn't any trout' to begin with. (Just let it ride, Bill." Bill was on his feet again, walking up and down, shaking his head. "No," b« said. "We've got to And ouk Governor, I'll take a plane to Hydetown." "I can't do without .you, Bill," %tm Gt&smm. tatd "But. Governor, how about your speeches." I said. "We've got to get those speeches lined up." "Roy, before you carr.e along I made quite a few speeches on my own," the Governor said. "Now, Governor, 1 didn't mean—" "I know what yon meant, Roy," he said softly. "You've been a tremendous help to me and I'm grateful right down to my bones. But maybe Bill m right. Maybe you can be more help to me in Hydetown right now than here." "Well, naturally 111 go, Governor." said. "If that's what you want." "I wish yow would, Roy." "All right, then," Bill Bvers said dubiously. "But. Roy. you've got to play 'em close to your chest Don't let on why you're there, except tc Mr Mills." "Of course not," 1 said. "Also." the Governor put to, "Roy's our man because he's been to Hydetown. He knows the place." "Why, I've never been to Hycto town. Governor," I said. He looked at me. His eyes were tired. "Oh. 1 thought maybe you ^weni ihore when you wen frig me op, Roy." "There wasn't time," I said, "ti was a rush job, you know, and Bill and I just talked to everyone we could and looked up the newspaper files." "Oh," said the Governor. • • 'T'HE plane set me down at as airport 40 miles from Hydetown at rtalf past four m the morning, as a seeping, orange dawn began to outline the low, regular hills of that Southern country. There was no bus for a couple of hours, but I found a taxi to run me over to Hydetown. Anyone who has driven from New York to Florida by the inland route has passed through Hydetown. but the odds are that not one in 10.000 stopped there, unless the car had a fiat The highway narrows t- the mam street of the town, and there are two traffic lights, ente ine and leaving Hydetown. ^he buildings along the main treet are solid, two-story red brick with flat roofs forming exact planes on opposite sides of the street. 1 drove into Hydetown about half past five, and there was not another car parked or moving on the street, not a door opened yet, I carried my bag into the Fisher Arms Hotel. The lobby was small, and crowded with leather chairs comfortably grouped so that drummers could sit and gaze out huge* plate-glass windows at the street. The office was enclosed by •] waist-high railing and counter, | but the two chairs behind thai railing were unoccupied. No ona was about I put my bag by the window and dropped into one ot the bi (i leather chairs. I had not had breakfast, and did not light a cigaret, and 1 had that gloomy depression that comes on a man who has risen much too early andj faces a long and unaccustomed day. I had not been to bed at all, and had slept only a litt> en th* plane A track passed through arn4 dropped off a bundle of nawapa- pers at the drugstore across the street, and a pedestrian or ao appeared, off to early jobs. . .|So Be Cettooai),

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