Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 24, 1952 · Page 15
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 15

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Monday, November 24, 1952
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1952 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS The Register News Daily Magazine Page ILONDIE BY CHICK YOUNG Lit ABNER BY AL CAPP (-AN'LL TAKE OUT ALL MAH FEMININE FRUSTRATION ON TH'SKONK WHO'S SUIN'TH' GOVERNMENT FO'MIO.OOO-) ANVBODV ROUND HERK NAMED VOKUM? RED RYDER BY FRED HARMAN (5D1DE5 * SCIENTIST MOUNTAINS \ 71 /THENCE BARREL, . , '« * &s TriE MOOti iOtfto Aft AS YOU WERE Glances Through the File" o» Ml* ftegUtef fnd The New* the Ministerial Association with the .cooperation of the Mt. Vernon Township high school. Mary Ruth Sowers of Mt. Vernon, a senior at Southern Illinois Normal University was elected last week as assistant editor of the SCARAB, literary magazine to which students of the college contribute original creative writings. Edward Ragan, a lifetime resident of Mt. Vernon died at 3 o'clock this morning at his home, 2220 Cherry street, after a long ill. ness. 6 YEARS AGO TODAY McLeansboro's fighting Foxes gave Mt. Vernon's Rams a run for their, money in the first half here Saturday night, but faded in the last two periods as the Changnon- mon spurted to a lopsided 56-24 victory. Officials of Mt, Vernon Lodge No. 31, A.F. & A.M., announced today plans to construct a new two- story brick and steel Masonic Tompie at Tenth and Harrison where the old Masonic building was destroyed by fire on Armistice Day, 1944, Construction will begin soon. Saturday's collections in the annual Community Chest drive were $1,732.25, bringing the total to !J8,093.05 in (he drive toward a goal of $11,500. 55 YEARS AGO TODAY A shooting affair occurred on Grand avenue last night, growing, out of an affair of mistaken iden-l tily. The close of the big local strike is at hand and all mines will soon be opened. 35 YEARS AGO TODAY The evangelists for the union meeting will arrive in Mt. Vernon tomorrow and everything will be ready to begin Sunday for the re- liRious battle to be won. Dr. Letcher Irons has received word /from his son, Arthur Irons, now on the U. S. ship Huron at New York, stating that a call has come for five of the ship's best men for immediate training as pharmacists mates, and he was among the number selected, 80 YEARS AGO TODAY Rumors are current in railroad circles that the I. C. railroad is making final surveys on the long contemplated "short line" which, it has been reported for years,, this system intends to build and which would pass through the eastern side of Jefferson county near the Wayne county line. Lying near the signboard at the base of the hill south of Mt. Ver- 'non Hospila), Glen Borden, 21, was found dead this morning. 25 YEARS AGO TODAY The Farmers defeated the Lions and the Furnace Makers shut out Hutson's Bakers last night before the largest crowd lhat has attended an indoor baseball session this season. 20 YEARS AGO TODAY Caldwell's Grocery store on south 19th street was entered last night and robbed. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gast and son of Cleveland, Ohio, are spending the holidays in this city with Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Sever. 15 YEARS AGO TODAY In order that citizens of Ml:. Vernon may have an opportunity to participate in a service of Thanksgiving the various churches have united lo promote a public gathering to be held at 7:30 Wednesday evening at the First Christian Church. , Lt. Marion Sturman will arrive this evening from Fort Sheridan to spend the Thanksgiving- holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sturman. 10 YEARS AGO TODAY Dr. W. K. Sisk, pastor of the Park Avenue Baptist church, will deliver the sermon of the Union Thanksgiving Service sponsored by BY WILLIAMS SIDE GLANCES BY GALBRAITH LIFE'S LONGEST MIHUTS »,„ , w „ j* t , „ .. „,,., w OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE 5c BUNDLE T. M. B.,. U. S. fit OH. Ctpr. 19S2 by NEA Sarrfea, kw. "Some dumb girl at school is mailing; notes to me, Mr Cuthbert! Will you take 'em home with you to I can cal for 'em?" SECOND MAN on the Ticket C.«arlfM W VMm iMtw. KitHfcMJ h NIA Inka. be m« STORY i Ray Maeoa, bloc- raaher af Vlea rreeMeailal Caadl- aata Gaiernt Warbarloa, baa alecarereal that la* ajovernur'a feaybaatal aehool leather baa beea •ftfratfeal by • aararrapb la the fclasraabr, a book Warbarloa . inn read Aaal Haul* retoaea ta farajlTe mm* la fact la reported be aw the verse ml telling political fees eoaaeihlae; about ibe S areraar that will diaeredlt blai. laaaa aad Ibe goreraor'a arerr- lery. I.aer Hlnira. are on their war tm IcM Warbarloa Ibe awwa. • • • XIII ''FHE hotel was on Capitol Street. only a short distance away. As we walked there Lucy said. "Mr. McDonald has been very much with ua. It's been gay. Oh, so gay. Lunch, dinner, breakfast. I've, been getting quite a rush.from the fat boy." "He's a lonely man," I said. "It must be pretty lonely to be a man nobody trusts." She gave me a quick look. "Do you think I appeal only to lonely men?" "I didnt mean anything like 'that," I said. "Don't go feminine on me, please. Did you get anything out of McDonald?" "Yes," said Lucy. "Lunch, dinner, cocktails, an earful of petty bias and a tumnvful of Clyde McDonald." We had reached the hotel, and 'Lucy led the way to the elevators. The Governor's suite was high up in the hotel, and the windows overlooked the town and the Capitol. It was a clean, tidy town, as shiny as a Sunday morning. Governor Warburton was relaxed in an easy chair, reading a newspaper, and BUI Evers was on the telephone. When I entered with Lucy, the Governor put down his newspaper and BUI dropped th«> telephone on its cradle in the ^middle of .a sentence and shouted, "Mason, where have you been? Why didn't •«• answer my wire?" Tm answering it in •person," I •aid. "Roy, have you seen the papers?" the Governor said. "That New Orleans speech last night went over big." ^. ! I polled m> a chair. IsGo -v what do you remember about an old lady named* Harriet Perkins?" "Miss Hattie?" the Governor said. "Why, she taught school. Why?" "It's all over town that she's not coming to your reception," 1 said, and hesitated an instant. "I'm afraid it's my fault." • • • "DILL EVERS jerked his head nervously, and e x c i t ement made him stutter. "Wh-what have you done now,. Roy?" "It's your fault, too," I said. "M-my fault? I don't know the lady. What are you talking about?" "You helped me with that part of the book," 1 said. "Page 76." I handed a copy to BilL "Let me see it," ^Governor Warburton said, and took the book from Bill's hands. Bill had opened it to page 76. and read the paragraph over the Governor's shoulder. Bill finished first, and gave me a blank look. "1 don 't see anything wrong with that." But Governor Warburton's eyes had widened. "I never got the highest marks in my class. I never walked two miles to school and back every day And when she :ept me after school—Oh, my!" We all stared at the Governor. He dropped the book to his lap and said, "That sheepskin coat!" "Governor," Bill said, "what's a sheepskin coat got to do with it?" The Governor looked at him and. understood, as I did, that Bill's worry and his affection for the Governor had brought the harsh tone into his voice. The Governor smiled and said, "It's nothing very damning, Bill, but I imagine it could be made to look so by a man like Clyde McDonald. You see, when I was a boy I wanted a sheepskin coat and' I saved up the money to buy it from the mail-order house. It cost $i "5.&5 postpaid, and it was a beauty. I couldn 't wait to go coon hunting a*, that sheepskin eaat. and I was down at the post o every day, asking if it had yet. I carried the money around ^ in my pocket, tied up with eottoa string and weighted to my jack-' i knife." Governor Warburton leaned back in his chair. "1 was going? to school with Miss Ha Hie in those'" days, and we had a little fund, our. school did. It was Miss Hattie's.' idea that the best way to keep us -7 out of trouble on Halloween was.* to have a party at the school, and-, she got the parents and -he kids ' to kick in a fund for expenses."', "Governor," Bill broke in. "Just be patient, the Governor'..' said. "I'll give you the wholes story, as it happened, and let me say 1 was acutely aware of my... responsibility for that school fund. I kept it in a cigar box, and 1 kept • the box under my mattress,- and not a day went by that 1 didnt'' look in it to see if the money waa _ safe. But, you see, they had a v county fair about then and I , used to ride a little when I waa . a kid. Racing quarter horses was the sport back in Hyde County."... "You mean you rode in RACES,Governor?" Bill said hollowly. • • • " ALL of us kids rode in those days, Bill," the Governor went on, "At the Hyde County •' Pair, I was up on a paint horse named Spot, and he was fast. Very 7- fast. I'd ridden Spot before, and I didn't think there was a horse in the county that could beat him ~at a quarter of a mile. Of course, ~" a difference of opinion makes a ^ horse race, and you know how &-~" is at a county fair. It's a pretty exciting thing, and when a kid is mingling with adults, and talking ~ horses with them on equal terms, ~ it goes to his head. Well, I imagine you've guessed what hap- ~ pened. I bet $15 on Spot to win • the race—15 to 10." "The school money, Governor? - ... Bill asked weakly. r "Not the school money," the * Governor said. "The sheepskaa w coat money, Bill." Lucy Strawn sighed and mur- „•"•?• mured. "Poor old Spot, '. •: didnt come through." • "He cast a shoe," the Govecs** ,~ (fie Be Con4lMMi| v

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