Jefferson County
Illinois

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Nov. 1942
Submitted By: Janice Staples

 

1942 As You Were Column
45 Years Ago Today November 18, 1942 Robert Anderson and Miss Lula Mae Bigelow were united in marriage at the home of the bride, 310 east Main at two o'clock in the afternoon. Last night the mercury crawler down several degrees below the freezing mark., making it the coldest of the season. The local high school basketball team had a mere skirmish last night when they defeated Pinckneyville 64-7
20 Years Ago Today November 18, 1942 Charles Miller has handed down a decision sustaining the ruling of the State Commission in granting a certificate for the building of the Jefferson and Southwestern railroad, south of Mt Vernon. Mrs Perry Dimond entertained the members of the Keningston Club yesterday afternoon at her home on West Broadway.
15 Years Ago Today November 18, 1942 As a result of a recent national contest between Chevrolet companies the annual turkey and bean banquet, was given at Hotel Emmerson at which time the winners, Mt Vernon, Albion,and McLeansboro, ate turkey and loser, Mt Carmel and Fairfield ate beans. Traffic employes of the local office of Illinois Bell Telephone company will entertain at a dance at the Elk's hall Monday.
10 Years Ago Today November 18, 1942 Judge Albert Watson is president of the Illinois State Board of Law Examiners in session in Springfield for the 18th consecutive year. Governor L.L.Emmerson, this afternoon laid the corner stone of the first of 25 buildings to restore village of Old Salem, the home of Abe Lincoln for six years.
5 Years Ago Today November 18, 1942 Fishing at the reservoir north of Mt Vernon should be very good next spring because 80,00 fish from state hatchery at Carlyle were put into lake this morning. What was believed to be an earthquake, was felt in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson county and wide area in southern Illinois at 10;45 am but no property damage was reported as the result of the earth tremor
BUSINESS MASTER BAKING COMPANY SCHULZE & BURCH BISCUIT COMPANY MORTONS ROBERT FRY-BIRD DOGS - EAST HARDROAD COCA COLA BOTTLING COMPANY FRED P.WATSON 12TH & BWAY FRED WATSON BUILDING STANDARD TIRE 11TH & BWAY DR.D.B.BUCKNER, D.C - 616 MAIN GRANDA DRESS SHOP MT VERNON BUILDING AND LOAN - 112 N.1OTH MOOSE TECHNICAL WATER PROOFING CO - 320 S, 12TH M.E.JACKSON - 913 BWAY FARMERS PRODUCE - 1010 BWAY LIMERICK FINANCE TERRILLS SHOE SERVICE ROGERS BULDING 3RD FLOOR NEW STUMMPP BUILDING DR.F.M.GRANT (FOOT SPECIALIST) GEO. DEWITT REAL ESTATE - 1111 BWAY 2ND FLOOR WHITE FRONT HOTEL FRED SCAGGS REFRIGERATION NEAL BROS ROOFING COMPANY 2413 HERBERT WEBB & HARRIS MONEY TO LOAN ON HOLMAN MOTORS IMPROVED PROPERTY V.E.RICHARDSON & C.V. BAILEY MOORES TEXICO 1100 BWAY CITY PROPERTY & FARM LAND 541 ROGERS BUILDING WELGE PAINT STORE DR JOHN WILLIAMS O.D. N.SIDE OF SQUARE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING JOE DOVE-DEAD ANIMALS KEENES HOTEL EMMERSON NORMAN SWEM STORE FEATHERSTUNS CAMP GROUND POWDER BOX BEAUTY SHOP RILEY PRODUCE SCHLUMBERGER WELL SURVEY PORTERS & BONDS DRUG STORE 223 1/2 S.9TH LIBERTY OIL 501 S 12TH VIRGIL T BAILEY 108 N 10TH HOME STOVE COMPANY LELAN CARR MOTOR SERVICE 906 S 23RD 12TH & JORDAN
HEADLINES ALLIED ARMY IS ADVANCING ON BIZERTE *SUB HEADLINES* BOYS TO SIGN UP FOR DRAFT IN DECEMBER TURNING POINT IS REACHED IN WAR SAYS FDR JAPS ADMIT BATTLESHIP SUNK BY US GERMAN FLEET LEAVES NORWAY PARKING METERS UPHELD BY STATE SUPREME COURT MARCH UNDER BIG UMBRELLAS OF WAR PLANES ROMMEL SAVED 15 OUT OF 500 TANKS IN EGYPY NEW GUINEA JAPS RETREAT TOWARDBUNA WORKERS MUST STAY ON FARM OR FACE DRAFT A T & T PAYS FULL DIVIDEND WLB TAKES STEPS AGAINST WARDS(MONTGOMERY) POWDER PLANT BLAST KILLS 3(HERRIN) SERIOUSLY HURT WHEN CAR TURNS OVER NEAR CITY JOSEPH BOGGS 61, FAIRFIELD IS PATIENT IN MT VERNON HOSPITAL. FLYING FORTS RAID LORIENT LAST CHANCE FOR SIGN UP FOR GAS BOOKS TONIGHT
DEATHS J. WATT WARD DIES SUDDENLY AT FARM HOME WELL KNOWN FARMER, FORMER REAL ESTATE DEALER WAS 84 YEARS OLD J.Watt Ward well known Shiloh township farmer died early today at his home west of Mt. Vernon. He had been in his usual good health and death came suddenly after an illness which began around midnight. He died before a doctor could reach the bedside and Coroner Ben Roeder has scheduled an inquiry to be held this afternoon. Mr. Ward, had made a trip into Mt Vernon only last Monday. Funeral arrangements have not been made. He was a former real estate dealer and was prominent as a livestock breeder and Fair judge for many years. He is survived by wife, Ina Tyler, one son Burrel of Mt Vernon,and four daughters, Mrs. Sam Bynum of Paducah Ky; Mrs. Martha Whittenborn of Centralia; Mrs. Ruby Murray of St Louis;and Mrs. Nannie Hayes of Mt Vernon. Also surviving are two brothers Joe and Lou of Mt Vernon, three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
PERSONALS
Lt. Victor Schmitt is taking a six weeks officer's refresher course in Miami Beach, Florida. Mrs. Victor Schmitt of Urbana, will spend that period visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Glenn. Lt. Schmitt is on detailed duty and expects to be stationed at Chanute Field again at the end of the six weeks period. ** Pvt. Cloyd Dudley of this city is stationed at Barracks No. 8160, Ordinance Motor Transport Schl Det., Fort Lewis Ordinance Motor Base, Fort Lewis, Washington. ** Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. Gale Lemmon of Scheller are in the armed forces. Pvt. Glenn Lemmon has been transferred from Camp Barkley Texas to Fort Lawton Staging Area, Fort Lawson, Washington. Another son Pfc. Charles Lemmon has been trabsferred from Savannah Ord. Depot, Proving Grounds, Ill. to Camp McCoy Wis. The third son, Pfc. James Lemmon, has been on maneuvers in Louisiana and has returned to Northern Field, Tullahoma, Tenn. ** Mrs. Florence Trout has received word that her son, Pvt. Glenn H. Trout of the United States Marine Corps. has arrived safely at an overseas destination. Pvt. Trout, 19, is a graduate of Mt. Vernon high school, class of 1941. He was employed at the shoe factory here at the time of his enlistment last June. He received his basic training in San Diego, Calif. He visited his mother here in September, having been granted a furlough just before his departure for overseas duty. ** Pvt. Edwin R. White, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max White of 2503 College avenue, is a new arrival at the Scott Field Reception Center. ** Word has been received by relatives here from Cpl. Edward H. Warren, who is "somewhere in England." Before his induction last March he was a gauger for the Sohio Oil Co. here. Cpl. Warren, who is a member of a bomber crew, is the nephew of Mrs. J.O. Hall and Mrs. Gertie Anderson of this city. ** Mrs. Dayton Harlan has received a letter from her brother, Pvt.McArthur B. Rodatz, better known to his friends as Ben. He has been transferred from Camp Roberts, California, to Camp Butner, N. C. Ben, who is 18, volunteered for service July 8. His address is Pvt. M.B. Rodatz, Antitank Co., 310th Inf., A.P.D. 78, Camp Butner, North Carolina. ** Staff Sergeant Paul R. Sherwood, 26, visited Capetown, South Africa on shore leave recently. He wrote to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sherwood of 400 North Sixth street, that the African metroplis was beautiful and surprisingly modern. He is with the Army Medical Corps. ** Mr. and Mrs. Roman J. Gajewski of Scheller have three sons in different branches of the armed forces. The youngest Raymond R. age 23, enlisted in the Coast Guard October 19, 1940, and has a rating of B.M. 2nd class. He is assigned to a ship with a New York base. Paul P. age 28, the eldest, entered the Army January 22, and is a private first class with a medical detachment at Atlantic City, N.J. Adolph H., age 25 was inducted October 17, and is now a private with a tank destroyer corps in training at Camp Hood, Texas. ** Mr. and Mrs William Surma have received word that their son, Tech. Sgt. William Surma, has arrived in England, Sergeant Surma enlisted in the Army Air Forces in June 1940, at Chanute Field, Ill. After completing the air mechanics course, he was stationed at Kelly Field, Tex. Later he was transferred to Tucson, Ariz., as a technician on instruments. He sailed for England in September. He writes his sister, Mrs. Dan Torregrossa, that he likes England fine and that there's plenty of excitement there.
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