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i | EDITORIALS IJ PARTY FUN WHERE WOULD YOU FIND UNCLE EB SAYS MOUNT PULASKI TIMES-NEWS MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS tubllshed and entered as second class matter in the postofllce at Mount Pulaski, I11inois, Nov. I, 190, under the Act of Congress of March 9, 1879. J (Joined wltl Mount Pulaski News, August 1, 1932) IKAIY J.  Editor and Publisher tnm oz uimcn4puon: Three Months @0c; Six Months 75c; One Year (in county) $1.50; One Year (outslde county) $2.00. Published every Thurs<lay. 111111 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1941 'N ATIONAL The War Department announc- es that it plans to maintain the ,, DEFENSE u.s. Army at 1,418,097 enlist- ed men and 97,371 officers during the fiscal year of 1942. Included in these figures are the National Guard, Regular Army and Draftees. On the mon- ey side, defense loans ma, de through the Recon- struction Finance Corporation to date total more than a billion dollars. Approximately $5S0,000,000 has been lent for the construction of defense , plants, $12S,000,000 in loans to manufacturers, $260,000,000 for the purchase of strategic metals end $140000000 for the acquisition of stocks of rubber. During the coming summer the War De- partment will establish four schools to train prom- ising draftees to be officers. Housing facilities are being increased at every military installation and factory enqacjed in national defense work. Around 9000 family dwelling units have already been rec- ommended by the Defense Housing Coordinator for use by defense workers. Members of farm fam- ilies forced off their land by defense projects will be given priority for construction jobs on the de- fense projects that dplaced them, according to a recommendation of the Agricultural and Labor Di- visions of the National Defense Advisory Commis- sion. Workers living within commuting range of a defense project also will be given a preference for the reason that local labor is more desirable because of the serious housing problem raised by migration. DARK DAY Nowadays the watchers on the rooftops are dividing their time :i, OF 1780 three ways. First, they peer across +he broad Atlantic to see how the British are hold- ing out in democracy's well-advertised last line of ;i fense. Next, they squint skywards for sight of Hitler's first invasion planes. Then they take time ut from watching to lean over the parapet and hout dire warnings to the rabble, of us in the ,ffe, ets below. "He's looking this way!" they cry. He'll start any minute now!" So that already many of us down here have been whipped up in- 10 such a state of fear and confusion that we ere on the very point of giving up our kingdom for a horse. But there have been other dark days in Unit- 1 States history. In the belief that history does teach v lesson here and there, we have taken our tlantern and explored some of the more overcast moments. We came upon one in New England his- " tory known as 'the dark day of 1780." The dark- Iss on this particular day, according to old weather reviews, as due to the movement of low pressure areas carrying with them the smoke of brest fires. It blacked out the New England area end at the time was attributed by the superstitious to supernatural causes. On that day the Legislature of Connecticut was in session at Hartford. Deepening gloom Wrapped the city and rooms in the state house grew dark. The journal of the house of represen- tatives reads: "None could see to read or write in the house, or even at a window, or distinguish per- sons at a small distance, or perceive any distinc- tion of dress, etc., in the circle of aHendants. Therefore, at II o'clock the house adjourned fill two o'clock afternoon." The council was also in session and several of its members exclaimed "It is the Lord's great day." There, too, a motion was made for adjournment, but Col. Abraham Davenport, a member from Stamford, quickly arose, and with great moral courage and reason, said: "1 am against the adjournment. Either the day of judgment is at hand, or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I wish to be found in the line of my duty. I wls Candles to be brough. Somehowwe find Col. D,,enport's exam History has a for Mount Pulaski Times.Nevus i i BY LILLIAN MY PRECIOUS VALENTINE She brought a little valentine That she had rrde for me, And how those childish eyes did shine To think how pleased I'd be! Not beautiful was it in form, The words were hard to read, But yet it made my heart grow warm, Oh, yes, it did indeed She was by real affection led To make it, that was clear, For on the inner heart I read: "1 love you, mother dear." I've seen them made with lace and frills And though they're very fine, Not one of them can give me thrills Like my dear valentine. COURAGE J care not how plainly a warren be dressed, How ragged and shabby a man If only their +aces have kindness expressed While doing the best that they can. Oh, burdens aplenty are given to all And sorrow's on mny a smile, But they are worthwhile who ever before Can hide their own sorrows and smile. It takes real courage to grapple with care, And hold to the things that are right Or reach out to others their burdens to share And nerve them for strength for their fight. One needs to be plucky, to jest and be glad When mailers go wrong all the while, And they are true blue who will not be sad And in spite of all trouble can smile. So here's to the joys of people at large Who seek others woes to beguile Who make the downhearted their own special charge Who hide their own sorrows and smile. (Written by Anabelle Florey, Clinton) Mrs. Florey has been writing poems as a hobby, ever s:ince she was a child. We're hoping to hear from her again, real soon. ** * ** I'M GOING TO "Have you kept that lomise of yesterday?" I'm going to! "Here is a bill which you said you'd pay" I'm going to! Mothers and wives and the friends of men Pointing the way for us all, and then Hearing us over and over again: I'm going to! "Did you write that letter?" The old reply: I'm going tol "Hurry! Remember the minutes fly!" I'm going fol "Have you planted the tulip bulbs for spring? The roses are waiting for covering." And always I'm angrily answering: I'm going to! This is the commonest cry of all: I'm going to! Some one is ill..Did you stop to call? I'm going to! And well I know the remorse it brings As I stand aghast when the last chance wings And I think too late to do the things I was going to! (Sent in by Helen Helnzel, Lincoln) I often wonder, Helen, what people would do if they couldn't fall bck on 'Tm going to" and it's wheezy old cousin, "1 just don't have time - - - This is YOUR column tool Won't you send me your favorite poems, recipes, hins, Thoughts for the Day, experiences? Or anything that interests YOU. Perhaps you have a hobby you would like to tell us about. I think it s fun sharing these things with one another, and rd be very happy to hear from all of you acjain and again. Your names will not be prlnt- ed, if you'd rather not, but be sure to incl. ude your and for I want 10 one of I! WAYS TO MAKE PIN MONEY ANECDOTES ODDS 'N ENDS Local Schoc Keep Pwenty l " tool, and morable n Imter. P,.hoda ial hon, subject irk. STOUT LADY'S THOUGHTS Now let me see---should I eat that? i!s pupil or five Is that a thing that makes you fat?  class t It's pretty sweet I know, but still, _ honor r I don't intend to eat my fill i t-he fe Of anything that's rich and sweet But, sakes alive! I've got to eat! I'm nearly starved! Tis diet stuff ent Has got my goat--I've had enoughl  BSch It's all the bunk, it seems to me--- r e It does no good that I can see. !drey Mei Why, look at me---I'm fatter than rgmia Before this diet I began! ty Van Why, every day I take on weight. :line Hu Around my waist I'm 38: e Beck My hips, I think, are $4; Jltrt (No wonder that the lady's sore!) bert Hr Ith Hoz nert Now there's that skinny Mrs. Jonas  rlotte B Why, she's a regular bg of bonesl tby Ill/And does she eat! My goodness! Sakse Wa bet she eats six times a day! Pke She eats ice cream and cheese, and  Bower And candy, too! (Oh me, oh my!) ty roo And is she thin? dust like a rail!  Alice And here I am---- reg'lar whale! M O It's all the bunk, I'm sure of that Hon, The stuff you eat don't make you Br I nearly starve--indeed I do. And am I fat? One-nlnety-two! One-nineh/-two, and maybe more: In fact, it may be two-O-four. Roos So what's the use to starve? There's Sch l'm going to eat--end weigh a etu, old Sisk * * |'es Fle TOO MUCH FOR HIS BOSS Lira Key ( A new clerk was always late. and ah d a different excuse. Arriving an hour ie n ue bert Ditt, morning, he was greeted by the boss wit m Guey "Well, Brown, what's your story this ti  "Well, sir," was the reply, "someon 'Jxd Z-Za the mirror on the mantlepiece round to bert .tt When I came downstairs this morning I ii e see myself in the looking-glass, and rt thought I'd gone to work!' Mol "You winl" gasped the manac Star. SAVING SPACE Teacher: "Tommy. why is yo on milk only half a page when i pages?" Tommy: "Well, you see, I wrote densed milk."--Grit SERIOUS PERSON "He takes things so literally." "Yes, very. Lst winter when he was a house warming party he took along a coal." PROOF Tourist (at roadside spring): Is this sanitary? Native: Well, I reckon it must be. uses it. .  III 00,nde One day a K'ntuckian carried a ket and by the time he reached tired as he had come  long way. was lad on the scales the attendant