Mt. Vernon, IL Register News - Thursday, March 18, 1943
SOLDIERS MARCH TO PICTURE SHOW
More than 600 members of the 739th Military Police Battalion
marched from Camp Mt. Vernon this morning to the Granada Theatre
where they were guests of Manager Homer MARVEL at a special showing
of the picture "Immortal Sergeant". Camp officers had inquired on
the possibility of arranging a show for the soldiers which is highly
regarded by the military as a training film. The movie demonstrates
the value of cover in actual warfare on the sands of North Africa,
CAMP MT. VERNON GIVES $160 TO RED CROSS DRIVE
The total amount that has been turned in to the treasurer of the
Red Cross War Fund is about $4,500 which leaves a balance of about
$10,000 to be secured. Many workers are waiting to make the deposits
until they get all collections completed. The Parent-Teachers Association
of the different schools have done remarkably well compared to former years,
officials stated, as they have turned in nearly $600 as solication at
residences onloy and the work is not finished. Some of the workers who
were to cover Mt. Vernon downtown section have not done their soliciting
yet and were reminded it is important that everything be done soon.
Donations of $10 or more that have been deposited since last report
are as follows:
Camp Mt. Vernon, 739th M. P. Bn. - $160.00; J.P. DEVINE Co. ;
Grade School Teachers and Employees; The Central Mine & Supply Co.,
Owners, Mr. & Mrs. A. E. PICKARD; Master Baking Co. ; Ray W. BUNDY;
J. T. THATCHER; E. W. SCHORLE; Mr. & Mrs. Max CORNICK; Mt. Vernon Women's Club;
Myers Funeral Home; Mr. & Mrs. Edward T. ROBINSON; Dr. Charles W. HALL;
Mr. & Mrs. H. W. KISER; Leo V. HORTON; J. W.GINSBURG; L & N Cafe, W. T. HICKS owner;
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene PIESKE; Dr. J. A. JOHNSON; Mrs. Q. B. MITCHELL;
Mrs. Judson JACKSON; W. T. BELL; Mr. & Mrs. V. P. CANNON; J. W. RILEY.
As our Armed Forces grow and a new European front is opened and attacks in
the Pacific develop, the demands upon the American Red Cross will be enormous.
Every citizen needs to help.
FIFTH ARMY THROWS GERMANS BACK
WEBBER, DODDS WELLS SHOW FOR OIL PRODUCERS
Other Headliner topics:
U.S.BOMBING ERASED CITY OF CAGLIARI
None of 80,000 population left in city, 10,000 dead in ruins.
REPORT ITALIAN GENERAL TIPPED OFF GERMANS
SKIN MAY BE POLIO CLUE
YANKS OBLITERATE NAZI WAR PLANT AT COST OF 62 PLANES
DNIEPER DAM IS BLOWN UP BY GERMANS
RAID CRIPPLED HALF OF NAZI WAR OUTPUT
AMPHIBIOUS BLOW FLANKS ENEMY LINES
ARMY DRAFTS JOB SLACKERS
GERMANS CLEAR ITALIAN COAST
U.S.SUPER-BOMBER, THE B-29 TO BE IN ACTION NEXT YEAR.
FDR REBUKES ARGENTIA FOR NAZI DOCTRINE
1943 As You Were Column
45 Years Ago Today
Charlie Hobbs who has been visiting with his mother and other relatives
for the last two weeks, left for his home in Chicago today.
George Wright and Miss Inez Leuty were married at the home of the brides
mother on east Main street at nine o'clock yesterday morning.
30 Years Ago Today
By virtue of appointment by President Wilson, J.J.Baker, formly secretary
treasurer of the Mt.Vernon news today assumed the duties of postmaster of Mt.Vernon.
Mr.and Mrs.Walter Collins of South 9th st. are the proud parents of a fine boy.
25 Years Ago Today
After 11 years of faithful service in the express business,Harley Rupar today
resigned as agent for the combined express business in Mt Vernon.
Mrs Ula Mansell, daughter of Mr and Mrs G.W.Rose of 620 Perkins died at
her home in Centralia today of influenza.
20 Years Ago Today
Mrs. Nancy Hicks,today celebrated her 98th birthday in Woodlawn at her home.
Mrs Bell Allen was hostess when the Round Table Club met Monday at the home of
Mrs Albert Watson.
15 Years Ago Today
Mrs.Orin Metcalf, librarian, and Miss Ruth Metcalf assistant, departed this
morning for Danville where they will attend the state meeting of the librarians
Rev.C.L.Peterson is a visitor in Carmi today.
10 Years Ago Today
Miss Elizabeth Badget entertained a number of little boys and girls
at her home,1001 South 12th street today in complimentary of her sister, Dorothy,
who celebrated her ninth birthday.
Among those who visited the Mt Vernon-Fairfield football gameon Saturday were,
Betty Poole, Ferne Boswell and Marjorie Hubbard.
Lilly Hall and Hazel Purcell were visitors in east St.Louis
yesterday where they attended a district meeting of WPA Housekeepers and Superintendents.
5 Years Ago Today
Mr and Mrs Earl Garrison are leaving this evening for Washington D.C. for a few days visit.
POLICE - COURT
Fines - Fred Aldrich, 11.40 for drunkenness
Hubert Burgett, Woodlawn, 9.40 speeding.
259 Babies born in Mt.Vernon Since First of Year
Birth of an unusually large number of babies since the first of
the year has added to the population of Mt.Vernon, Dodds,and Shiloh township.
During the nine and half month period,259 births have occurred in the city
of Mt Vernon and 99 have been born in the rural areas according to the vitals
stats at the city clerks office.
Birthdays in the three townships area total 358.
During the same period only 176 deaths have occurred, 133 of them in city.
Sleeping Rooms Needed Here
Due to a large number of visitors attending the National
Field Futurity Meet the week of October 31st to November 6th, sleeping rooms
in private homes are needed.
Persons having sleeping rooms to rent for the week are requested to call the
Mt. Vernon Chamber of Commerce, telephone number 102.
Damage Caused by Halloween Pranks Here
Mt Vernon police today warned the city's youngsters against premature
An outbreak of such pranks during the last few days has resulted in numerous
complaints to the police dept. and in many cases they were reports of property
For example,this week,the windows of a store building on south 10th was broken
by a thrown rock and last night a rock shattered a window of a home on south 18th
street. Officers said that many complaints were of boys throwing empty tin cans at
cars and houses.
AT THE MOVIES