Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois on December 23, 1957 · Page 6
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Herald and Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 6

Decatur, Illinois
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Monday, December 23, 1957
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6 DECATUR HERALD Decatur, Illinois, Monday, December 23, 1957 Murphysboro Toll Reaches 10 MurphvsDoro, 111., Dec. 22 (AP) A two-year-old girl has become the 10th person to die as the result ot a tornado which tore throiioh Murphysboro Wednesday night. She was Wendy Irene Johnson, the daughter of , Mr. and Mrs. James T. Johnson of Murphvsboro. ivenay aiea .early Saturday m Doctors Hospital in Carbondale, where many of the injured were taken after St. Andrews Hospital in JVlurphysboro became ovi crowded. ' She was the onlv one in her family seriously injured. The tornado hit the south edse of Murphysboro early Wednesday night and was one of manv which lashed southern Illinois and 'Mis souri. . The twisters caused more ex tensive damage at Mt. Vernon, 111., but only one died there. After the storm abated in Murphysboro fires raged through the stricken part of town, causing even more damage. Phone com munications were disrupted, and the town was without power for more than a day. ' More than 100 persons were injured in the tornadoes. ALVA G.RANDALL, PIATT NATIVE, DIES Alva G. Randall, 66, of 895 W. King St., died at 8:45 a. m. yesterday in his home. He had been ill about six months. Mr. Randall was born Jan. 6, 1391, in Piatt County, the son of John E. and Maggie Dean Revis Randall. He was married to Bertha Kos-lowski, Aug. 14, 1929, in Pasadena, Calif. A resident of Decatur most of his life, he owned and operated the Randall Mattress & Upholstering Shop, 439 E. North St. Besides his wife, he leaves three ions, Harold of Decatur, Clyde of Clendale, Calif., and Howard of Norwalk, Calif.; nine grandchildren and. one sreat-great-grand-child. I One brother preceded him in ; death. The body is at the J. J.Moran' & Sons Funeral Home. Arrange-1 nients are incomplete. j Presley Says .! He May Make Army Career Nashville, Tenh., Dec. 22 (AP) Elvis Presley, the long - haired rock 'n roll singer with a huge entertainment income, said yesterday he "just might become a career soldier." ' ' Presley, 22, who was a' truck driver before the cash value of his left knee and trick voice were discovered, rolled into Nashville at the wheel of a truck after an all-night drive from Memphis. Inside was a present for Col. Tom Parker of suburban Madison,) Preslev's manager. It was Parker who discovered the money-making potentialities of the swivel-hipped singer three ytars ago. Presley unloaded a red $1,800 Italian sports car a gift for Park' fcr. Then lie ' got a "Christmas gift" from a photographer, a set of Armv surplus green twiJl fatigues, reminding the singer of the draft notice he got Fridav. "I guess I'll be wearing this stuff for real, soon," he said. "Mv in duction notice said for me to leave niy car at home. Transportation will be provided. Thev tell me just to bring a razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, a comb and enough monev to hold me two weeks. I'll probablv show up broke." . He added: I he way I feel about SULLIVAN POLICE FORCE f DISTRIBUTES FOOD, TOYS ; Sullivan, Dec. 22 (Staff) On Christmas Eve-the Sullivan Police Department will distribute toys and' food baskets to about 19 families. The collecting and reconditioning old tovs and collecting of new toys and food is an annual project of the department. , . Friday the department distributed treats to children at Powers school. This is also an annual activity. it now, I may just re-enlist after my two-year hitch is up. Naturally, I may change my mind once I'm in who can tell?" I ROMEO'S SULLIVAN SHOPPERS GET !' FREE SHOWS, PARKING ! Sullivan, Dec. 22 (Staff) j Parking meters in Sullivan Fri- day wore Merry Christmas bags as ' shoppers were permitted to park' without charge. The free parking ' will continue through the Christ- j mas shopping period. I There will be free shows, pro1 1 vided by Sullivan merchants, at the Grand Theater Monday and Tues-. day. On Monday the show will run from 10' a.m. until 11 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sullivan Man Elected Sullivan, Dec. 22 (Staff) Glen Landers, Sullivan seed dealer, has been elected president of the Illinois Seed Dealers association. Landers formerly served as treasurer of the association. l our Choice Men's House Slippers $2 & $3 320 IV. Water r - - Ji - i. Leo Wilson YOUR EL BAUER SALESMAN FEATURES THESE SPECIALS "56 CHEV. Bel Air Fordor Silver and India Ivory, pow er pack 8 engine coupled with silken smooth power-glide. Radio, fresh air heater, sparkling white wall tires. Like new in every way. Leo says let me show you this one. I'll drive it out and show you how it will look in your drive. .. '55 STUDE. Champion Conestoga Station Wagon Famous economy with this fine six cylinder engine. Has gas saving overdrive, large fresh, air heaterand defrost- T m er. Like new tutone Blue finish. It's all vynl interior is a snap to keep clean with a damp cloth. Rear seat folds flat for light hauling. Ideal for the suburanite. Save at this price. $ 1366 Leo Soys Let me work out a deal for you. EL BAUER 500 E. ELDORADO AVbrldyi Finest Canadian ..in all its CLxistmas Glory! W MM AM irw mn& life. The world's most celebrated whisky in a royal blue robe of satin splendor. give Seagram's YQt and bejSute OF THE WORLD'S FINEST CANADIAN WHISKY . suGMJi-sismias ca. ci van art m roof, quuouui whisky- t mm ...ofim seuctio whiskies, sa rcus ou . Jut 0rST a' ' -NspSf. J ' Mill ft come tme What is your own special dream for Christmas Day? Perhaps it's seeing:, the wonder in a little 'child's eyes. Or it may be having the smiling faces of dear ones around you. Or is it good health', good cheer, and of course good food ancf plenty of it? Whatever it may be, we sincerely hope 'your Christmas dream comes true. From all of us, to each of you, This old, old wish we wish anew.. .

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