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eons Aid Britian's Force ,,o 00..Oyo, Air one for! work' Two Homing Pigeons :omt Parr of Regular r the  Crew Equipment Pe, ute. t # Immediately the present war n go .broke out tens of thousands ;f is" s pigeons W;re called u. for "active V an =.service with the oval Air Force. LVV SCTw o homing pigeons in a basket [ng in(are a regular part of the crew on all aircraft which fly over the ds lost sea, and in an:,. emergency the birds are released to return to F. their base with an S O S. 2 A blue-tinted carrier is clipped 1 to the pigeon's leg and while it 0 is on dutv a standardized S O S 3 is already attached. A white patch 0 on the carrier is used a.s an emer- 0 gency riting pad and the plane's 3 bearing is scratched on this patch just before the pigeon is released. 9 Pigcns have already been F. 1proved gallant members of the 2 forces; one bird brought an SOS 1 from the coast of Norway to Eng- 0 land, a distance of 200 miles. 3 The average speed of flight is 1 35 to 40 miles an hour from be- 4 tween 200 and 300 miles out to 1 lea. Special care is taken to release 12 the birds in such a way that they ,TIC are not, upset and buffeted about bY the tremendous rush of air ngtnast the airplane in flight These lady "1 . ic ever birds drop clear of the ma ao , Ichine with their wings closed and rl OI . hurch linen spread them out in flight " flatt;'hen they- are ,ell in the open. , i The National Pigeon Service or- 'I too, . " hurch, L.'an'zes. the pigeon scheme, under beralitywl mh !.*undreds of birds are on. 200 po uty With Coastal Command air- JDlanes and bombers eve da "no mor, t " " . ry y. , - tacneu to- every air station there is a local organization of homing pigeon owners who must ES .anx-n shorebT- at least 20 birds. While they are "on duty" they antic Ce fed by the Air Ministry, and even the cost of bird baths is ometimes charged to the official] [CE tecounts, which also include such prddttems as peas and grit. The local )that cd:mmers accept only a very small payment, but theirs is a national service. Should ordinary communication land become paralyzed as result of bombing attaGks or in- the pigeon messenger ser- Would become an integral of the Home Defense. There- the War Office is increasing "personnel" of this already bird air force.--Our Dumb Local Events The Sewing Circle of Zion Luth- eran church will meet in the church basement at 2 p. m. Wed- nes'day. Feb. 5, with Mrs. Fred W. Kemmer as hostess. Mr. and Mrs. A. V. VanAusdal and daughter Janet Kay, who lived in Mount Pulaski the past sixteen months, and since last spring oc- ; cupied an apartment in the Times- News building, moved to Spring- field Thursday. Mr. VanAusdal is a civil engineer and employed by the state department in paving construction work. With this end of Route 161 from Springfield to Mount Pulaski almost completed, it will be more convenient for him }to be located in Springfield when work starts in the spring to com- plete the route into Springfield from the Logan-Sangamon county line near Cornland. %Vilford Tendick returned home last Thursday night in the "blind- ing snow" from Rochester, Minn: esota, where he visited for six weeks with his cousin, Carl Ten- dick, and family. Henry %V. Sehafer, senior mem- ber of the C. F. Schafer Hardware Co., has been sick for severa days at his home on East Cooke street, suffering from erysipelas. JEAN WIBLE HEAD OF COLLEGE EVENT Miss Jean Wible, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wible, of Mount Pulaski. was general chair- man on arrangements for the an- nual upper-class Inter-society Cof- fee held at MacMurray College. Jean is a genior at MacMurray and is active in many sclol activ- ities. She is a member of Lambda Alpha Mu Society, one of the old- est and most active of the college societies, is vice president of the Inter-society Council, is a member of the Tironian Club and plays in the Senior Swing Band. CAR SKI])S L'NTDER PICKUp TRUQK A ca driven by Mrs. Sam Sparks skidded under the rear end of a pickup truck in Bloomington Sunday evening and completely demolished the radiator. No one in the car was injured, DON'T BE BOSSED BY YOUR LAXATIVE- REUEVE CONSTIPATION THIS MODERN WAY IWhen you feeJ gassy, headachy, fogy due to clogged-up bowels, do as milllotuJ do-take FeRn-A-Mint at bedtime. Next morning--thorough, comfortable relief, helping you start the day f'uI] of your normal energy and pep, feeling like a illiol FeRn-A-Mint doesn't di=turb your night's rest or interfere with work the next clay. Try Fen-A-Mint, the chewing gum laxative, yoursel It tastes good, it'e handy and economical.., a family supply costa only FEEN,A-M!NT 375 Persons Packed ROTHVELL AGAIN SKEET PRE,NIDENT The annual banquet and business eeting of the Lmcoln Skeet Club held at the Maple Club Man- night, with thirty members in ttendance. "he old officers were as follows: Keith Roth- eil. Mount Pulaski. president; urpri[)r. Wallace B. Perry, Lincoln, r Trulyice.president; Harold Coogan, :rppeaI'ncoln secretary and treasurer ualiff, nd tizr Attending the banquet from :)eraivOMount Pulaski were Keith Roth- Cell, William E. Holmes. Frederick y wOlr]IPp, Wilford Tendiek hor--  .... to t ,,onolIl on o little tt tract( the Chestnut Gym for Benefit Card Party MOH.MMEDANS' ISLAM i Mercury's Dissolving Power Manganese Supply in Cuba. The term Islam is one atxplied I Mercury will dissolve any cam- American capital has developed by Mohammedans to their relig-imon metal except platinu and a large supply of manganese, an mR. i iron. essential war mineral, in Cuba. FRIDAY SATURDAY January 31 February 1 ALL CANDY BARS AND CHEWING GUM .............. 3 for 10c FRUIT COCKTAIL i PEACHES, halves or sliced APRICOTS, halves i PEARS, Baffleff PRUNES, flesh CAP FINEST No. I cans 2 for 25c Cap PORK & BEANS, 30-oz. ,cans .. 2 19c Cap Life Kidney BEANS, No. 2 cans, 2 17c Merit RED BEANS, No. 2 cans ..... 2 13c WHIFS-O-WHEAT, 8-oz. pkgs ..... 2 15c Hershey's BITTER-SWEET ...... 2 for 25c MILNUT, fall cans ........... 3 for 17c GRAPENUTS 2 pkgs. 25c g ii iii Delsey TOILET TISSUE ...... 3 rolls 25c SEALIX TISSUE ............. 6 rolls 25c KLEENEX ................... 2 for 2Sc SPICED GRAPES ......  ....... can 15c WHITE FIGS ............... can 17c BLACKBERRIES .......... No. 2 can I Sc VAN CAMP'S TOMATO OR VEGETABLE baud ..... 2 fall cans 17c P & G Soap, 4 bars 15c Kirk's Castile 4 for 15c Lava Soap, reed., 2 for I Ic Leffuce, extra large 10c Celery ........ 8c & 10c Endive, large ....... l Oc Turnips ............. 5c Tangerines ..... doz. i 2c Carrots, Cal. lge., bnch 8c MALTO-MEAL ...... 25c CANDY DISH ...... I c ,nw.=.=m" 26c Parkay Oleo ..... IS. 20c Swf. Shfeen Oleo, lb. 10c COUNTRY SAUSAGE II I CHANGE OF DATE The date o{ the Donald Snyder {arm sale has been changed to COME IN AND GET A RATH BACON SANDWICH. SEE HOW YOU CAN MAKE $200. WATCH FOR AUNT JEMIMA FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14th VAIL'S FOOD MARKET PHONE 299 FREE DELIVERY MOUNT PULASKI, ILL.