Jefferson County
Illinois

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
October 15, 1943
Submitted By: Jan Staples

 

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, 
officers stated.


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.


HEADLINES 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 Oct.15 1943 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 Oct.15 1943 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 Oct.15 1943 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 Oct.15 1943 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 Oct.15 1943 Mrs.Orin Metcalf, librarian, and Miss Ruth Metcalf assistant, departed this morning for Danville where they will attend the state meeting of the librarians of Illinois. Rev.C.L.Peterson is a visitor in Carmi today.
10 Years Ago Today Oct.15 1943 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 Oct.15 1943 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.
TIDBITS 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 Halloween pranks. 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 damage. 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


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