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PAGE EIGHT THE MOUNT PULASXI TIMES- NEWS, MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, PVT. 'BUSTER' SHANLE WRITES HIS AUNT IN MOUNT PULASKI Pvt. Delbert Shanle, better :: known as "Buster", in the Marine Corps, and stationed in San Diego, Calif., in a letter to his aunt, Mrs. Blanche Rentmeister, recently. Hi Mom, I guess I can sit down and write you a long letter beings today is Sunday. This is the only day that we as recruits have any time of our own and then it goes foo fast for us. We completed our second week of training yesterday. Now we only have sixmore to go. The roughest part is over for most of us. The first couple weeks are spent getting oneself adjusted to a military life. That is quite hard but after awhile you begin to see the light. Just to give you an idea of how a day goes in this recruit train- hug, I'll try to give you a short summary of it. We get up at 0400 or 0430 and : make-up our bunks, shave and fall out for chow at 0515. After chow we come back and police up the area around our tents. It : is one mile from our area to our mess hall, so just going and com- ing from chow we march six miles a day. But that isn't all of the marching. Everywhere we go we march. An average day con- sists of about 15 to 17 miles of i marching. After policing up our area after chow, we go to class at 0730. This lasts for two hours Then we either march or go to another class. That is the way i ii!: aid class, swimming class, and interior guard class. So there are plenty of classes and a lot to learn. So one has to keep him- self pretty busy at every spare moment he has. We have one more week here and then one week from today, we go to Camp Matthews. That is where the rifle range is locat. ed. Every man has to go as it is part of training. We stay there for three weeks. Then return here for two weeks. One week is spent on mess duty and the last one is just getting sharpened up for your parade on graduation day. There are boys here from every state in the U. S. and quite a few from Mexico. There are a- bout fifty-five hundred recruits in all here at San Diego. They all go thru the paces that I just tried to describe. I can say that this life of a military man is quite different from that of a civilian. The dis- cipline is very strict and you really "toe the line" on every- thing. You do what you are told and make no "bones" about do- ing it. We also wash our own clothes and such things as that. But in conclusion I will say it is a good life if you put your mind to it. I like it fine and think I will always like it as I intend to make a career of it if everything goes right for me. I have a good chance of going to radio school or I.B.M. school. We took a test for radio school and out of one hundred and sixty men, only eighteen of us passed the test. So I am sure I will get to go to the day goes. We go to chow at school. If I do go, it will either 01130 and are back to our area be here at San Diego or at Great by 01230. The same thing takes Lakes in Chicago. Of course, you place in the afternoon and we go iknown which I would like best, to chow in the evening at 0430. I but either will be satisfactory. We come back to our area about 0600 and then we either go out and march or else e clean-up our rifles. They have to be spot- less and it takes a lot of work keep them that way. Lights are out at 01000 but we some- times go to bed at 0900. That is about the average day for us recruits. The classes are of course different. We have rifle class, military courtesy and discipline class, personal hygiene class, 1st That is about all for the time being. Tell everyone hello for me. Will be seeing you in the near future. So long for now and take, care of yourself. All My Love, Buster. i--Why break your back d/ggtng worms or picking up nightcrawi. mrs? Get a box of "Red Wigglers" from "Jinks" Leckbee. Assurance Of Dignity Whether you prefer a large or small service for loved ones, the result is the finest in a solemn, dignified, uplifting ceremony. AMBULANCE SERVICE DAY OR NIGHT Schald Funeral Home Phone 235 REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS John Kibby, Mount Pulaski, to John H. Palm, et al, Chicago, all that part of large and small out- lots 5, small out-lots 6, and out lots 7, lying west of a line pro- duced from a point 90-rods 8- links east of the northwest corn- er of section 14, township 18 North, Range 2 West of the Third Principal Meridian, and extend- ing south 92-rods, except a des- cribed tract. This property is lo- cated on the west side of North Marion street, Mount Pulaski. William A. Schwoerer, et al, to Virgil K. Langenbahn, Lin- rcoln, the north half of lot 7, ex- cept two specified strips of lot 7, in block 15, in the original town, now City of Mount Pulaski. Ollie Sargeant, et al, to Theo- dore Zimmermann, et ux, the south half of lot 9, and all of lot 10, in block 5, in the original town, now City of Mount Pulaski. Judge Lamp Shades By These Guides Cast a critical eye at your own lamp shades when making room improvement plans for springtime. Lamp shades that are shabby or out of date -- and they're apt to be both by the time they are 5 yea old " should be discarded or else re- covered with suitable materials. The following are guides for judging your present lamp shad. es or for selecting new ones. In order that the base of a lamp and its shade will appear as a unit, the two must agree in scale, line, texture and color. i Proper scale is achieved when the effect seems neither base nor top-heavy; harmony of line or shape suggests that you would. n't put a round shade on a square base; while the texture of a fine, dainty base calls for a delicate shade rather made of rough fabric. In general, lamp permit light to pass It is best to remove phane wrapping from lamp shade. Heat from can cause the cello stretch and draw, entire shade out of --For Mother's gift of Phoenix HosierY, $1.75. --Talmages. --You're news and always welcome. , Schahl Home For Fu -- AIVlBULANCE SERVICE-" LATHAM, ILLINOIS PHONE 9.35 p MOUNT PULASHI A N00])aj ! American mothers -- like all Americans -- face new days, new ways! The experts tell us that much of the "manpower" for rearming our country must he "woman power." Many mothers are going to take on new jobs- some in  . . . others in heavy industry. Women will be able to do man-sized jobs- and come home smiling- because e/ectr/ty lightens even the heaviest work[ Fortunately there is more electrical powex than ever before to he]p them. In fact, this country has close to haft the world's supply of electricity! Since before'World War II, America's business.managed electric light and power companies have doubled the power sup- ply! Furthermore these same oompanies have scheduled the installation of 30 MORE power by 1953. Building for /uture needs has alwayS been -- and always win be -- the policy o this and other' business.managed electric companies. Io/gtw.