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 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
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
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
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
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
WEBB & HARRIS MONEY TO LOAN ON HOLMAN MOTORS
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
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
ALLIED ARMY IS ADVANCING ON BIZERTE
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
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.
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
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,
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.