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il (1)Rl c FIGURES shown above are Wilbur mCiltnT "tj and Walter Brookins (right) as ,.is. in the record-breaking and history- alght of the Wright Bros. ariplane from Chicago to Springfield on Sept. 29, 1910. The plane landed in Mount Pulaski for refueling and many of today's residents well remember the event and the excitement. -Photo Courtesy Chicago American OF RESIDENTS OF THIS AREA SCene of the landing of the fam- e'Wright airplane in Obermiller soth part of Mount Pulaski, to episode in the new method Old Dobbin brought in some of the sightseers while the comparatively new motor car was also in evidence, both being faced with a newer and faster mode of travel. Many Mount Pulaskians well remember the day as they watched with bated breath the landing and takeoff. Jle We are a mere youngster as far as rsiness life of our community is con- [hl we have the same faith in the ,,_ of Mount Pulaski as many of the "*Ueers before us must have had to build e,h a fine community. OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO MOUNT PULASHI t,_ Celebration of the Sil.Tennial Year s 125th Anniversary 0000YGas and Oils . Greasing Tire Repair . Car Washing )I/ITEous SERVICE AT ALL TIMES ! I:ItAIM, S STANDARD SERVICE 121 MOUNT PULASKI SW 792-5884 SlL-TENNIAL zDrrloN (Times-News, Mr. Pukadd, m.) THURSDAY, JULY 15, IMI !YANKEE WINDMILL WAS FARMERS' BEST FRIEND BACK IN EARLY 1890's Was Invented by Yankee, Hence It Was So Named. (IulT L IL4) There is quite a history in con- nection with the Wind Mill Co. More than 60 years ago J. M. Whitney arrived in Mr. Pulas. ki from Connecticut and lived on South Spring Street. lqe had vat. led interests, among them being the building of a  ralll, and also the Whitney flais (situated in the "V" west of the Illincgs Central Depot), Which housed several families. He had invent84:' Tankeel Wind Mill and l. 'his in-J Wind Mill Co. T of the company were George I Vonderlieth and  Vonder- lieth and others. They built.up a] successful business and manu-[ factured several thousand wind] mills during the years, the mills J being on farms throughout cen. tral Illinois, and in Qiher parts of | the state, as wel| as being shipped to other stateS. A number of men were employ- ed in the construction of the windmills for many years, but with the coming of electrifica- tion on farms, the demand for these popular windmills began to dwindle until finally the manu- facture of the mills was dicon. tinued and the business was de- voted to the plumbing line. The late George Rupp was president of this company for a time, with the late Carl Lipp as vice.president and the late A. F. Llpp as secretary.treasurer. Harry Downing and son Richard The Windmill That Made Mount Pulaski Famous In the '90's the last owners of the bus- iness which had been converted into a plumbing establishment. In 1958 the building was torn down and the Hilltop Bowl re- placed it. "IT WILL PUMP YOUR WATER FOR NOTHING," CLAIM OF BUILDERS Sales Literature Told Of Wonders Of Yankee Windmill Nothing has ever been devised, and perhaps never will be, for that matter, which as a source of power for the pumping of water will compare with the wood wind mill in cheapness and true economy. In recent years various forms of power have been brought to peflection and made convenient of application to this work, but the fact remains that where pumping water alone is the work to be done nothing else is so convenient or satisfactory, and nothing also requires so little care and attention or costs so little to maintain. In its proper field the wind mill reigns su- :preme, and the employment of any source of power is nothing less than extravaganoe. Wind power is absolutely free, the only cost being the upkeep of the wind mill used to convert the wind pressure into mechanical power. This power is commonly utilized for pumping water and therefore it is important to select the outfit which will, under exist- ing conditions, pump the greatest quantity of water for the longest term of years, at the least cost for maintenance. This is exactly what the YANKEE Wind Mill will do, for it is untiring and will maintain a plenflttd supply of wholesome water pumped from a well into a stock tank which may be of access at all times, day or night. The yANR'w will give better returns for the investment than any other machinery used on the farm. It works the year round and saves an immense a- mount of labor, time msd patience i i and it takes care of itself auto- matically, throwing the mill out of gear when the tank is full. This is made possible by the use of our reliable YANKEE pump governor  a simple de- vice, but one that always works. YANKEE SIMPLICITY AND DURABILITY The obeJct in making the YANKEE of wood is to build a wind mill that is the most prac- tical for the user. In its simple construction are embodies all the ideas which we have developed in our 30 years experience, to make a wind mill strong, dur- able and efficient. Hundreds of YANKEE Wind Mills now in set. vice were installed over 25 years ago -- a remarkable record not attained by any other mill. Only the best grade of lumber is used in the YANKEE Wind MilLs and towers, and the construction is such that they will weather the severest storms. The YANKEE is a simple direct motion wood wheel mill and is superior to a geared mill because there are fewer wearing parts. Then, too, the YANKEE wheel in making 35 to 45 revolutions per minute will pump the same amount of water as the geared mill when it makes from 110 to 130 revolu. tions per minute. With each turn of the YANKEE wheel there is one stroke of the pump, while with the complicated geared mill wheel, there is from 3 to 5 turns for one stroke of the pump. This simplicity means that there is nothing to get out of order with the YANKEE, thus reducing re. pairs to a minimum. It is not necessary to advance arguments in favor of the wind mill, the constantly increasing sale speaks for its utility and economy. The most enterprising !armers and stockmen through- out the land make use of it to their great advantage. When once used and its value ascertained, no one will do without one. It re. lieves the farmer and stockrais- er of much labor and performs Its duties while he is engaged at oth- er work, or maybe while he is away for a day of business or recreation, and the stock is pro. perly and bountifully supplL,'d with fresh water. DELIVERING WINDMILL TO MILWAUE, WIS. (Dec. 3, s36) Carl Lipp employed by the ML Pulaski Windmill Co., accompan. led by Lester Downing, left early Wednesday morning to deliver and erect a Yankee Windmill on a farm 10 miles north of Milwau- kee, Wis. WILL PLAY RECORDINGS Some of the recordings of the late Vaughn De Leath will be played during the Sll.Tennial in connection with some phases of the celebration.