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HI, FELLAS This column was a feature in the Times.News during World Wsr II. (July 6, 1944) I". Sgt. Wayne Bobell blew in- to town this week with his bride of several months .... He was minus that familiar cigar . . .... said he had to get one ior 'he hadn't been caressing one J lately . . Saw him a couple of days later wallowing one around. A lot of his friends didn't recog- nize him without one . * " [ . . S. Sgt. Fritz Zimmermann and wife returned to Kelley Field! San Atonio, Monday night, July 3, both looking like overstuffed furniture . . . Too bad they don't feed 'em in the Army. See by the papers that 300 Australian brides are enroute to America and 78 of these will! present a grandson or granddau-] ghter to his folks . . . Looks like l the boys have been keeping up i with their homework. It's sure tough on these young fellows who are on the Home ' Front when their offsprings ar- rive . . . Of course, they are glad to be present when the event takes place so they can pace the floor, but Carleton Drake, who became the father of a son this' week, was running all over town trying to find a box Of cigars to celebrate the occasion with. It! would be too bad if they had to stop raising children just be- cause they couldn't buy cigars. (March 16, 1944) . . A moderfl version of that nursery rhyme '"tom, Tom, the Piper's Son" was portrayed here on our streets last week... A small pig strayed up town and a lady decided it looked like one of hers so she captured the animal with help and took it home to find that it wasn't her pig . . . It so happened that the lady's husband's name was Tom (Stratton)) so the sideliners chanted, 'rom, Tom, the Piper's Wife, stole a pig and away she run." . . . She reported her error at the Times-News and says the pig will be well cared for until the owner shows up. (I==. 2"/, 1944) . . . You fefias who were in business before you left for the big scrap will have to get used to the new order of things when you get back .... You used to sell over the counter -- now it's over the ceiling .... But then you air-fighters know more a- bout ceilings than the money- jugglers at Washington do .... They seem to take the attitude the sky is the limit .... One advantage you boys have is that you can take oxygen when the pressure gets too heavy .... the folks at home take aspirin, or gas . . . Here is a cute little something we read the other day: "Nellie bought herself a dress And it was so very thin; She asked me how I liked it, And I hummed with a grin: Wait till the sun shines, Nellie" Dimouts Slow Up Everything (May 9. lm) Mount Pulaski, along with the rest of the nation went into the dimout era in America's his-I in the evening and the taverns that remain open are using old- fashioned coal oil lamps, gas lamps and candles. Maybe those were "the good old days," but give us the modern one  except the strike fever. As far as trains are concern- ed the Illinois Central has taken off the night trains, the Diamond Specials, between Chicago and St. Louis. The high school senior play is going to be held Sunday after- noon on May 19, so that lighting requirements will be cut to a CHRISTMAS EDITION WAS APPRECIATED DURING W W H (April 5. l) Dear Harry: I guess that it's about time that I sat down to write and thank you for the swell Chris. mas edition of the best paper in the States. Well, anyway, it is to me, because it is a little bit of home. I received your March 29 paper today, so you can see that I keep up pretty well with the home news. I have seen many home-town papers, since I have been over here but none boast of a Pictor. ial Section. I really miss it, when it isn't in the paper, so keep up the good work. I have seen a few fellows from home, namely, Harvey Davis, Boyd Hahn, "Hap" Koehler, and Glen Dikeman. Glen and I were on the same base, almost eight weeks, before we accidently bumped into one another. I saw him at a ship's service store, standing in cream fine. We had a good time talking about the hill. He left a few days later. Small world, isn't it? Tell all on the hill, hello. Sincerely, Harry E. Milner, Navy 128 clo F.P.O., San Francisco, California. War Mofhers Formed By 85 Charfer Members (June 24, 1943) The Mount Pulaski Chapter of World War Mother No. 2, com. prised of 85 charter members, will meet at 2:30 p. m. Friday, July 2, in the basement of the Methodist Church. All members are urged to be present at this time to sign the charter. Already having 85 charter members, shows to what extent the sons and daughters of these women are serving their beloved nation in this global con- flict from the Mt. Pulaski area. Following is a list of charter members:- Mrs. Eugene Connolley, Mrs. Ellis Downing, Mrs. R. E. Ger. hardt, Mrs. Wilford Scroggin, Mrs. Elizabeth Voile, Mrs. Walter Sums, Mrs. H. H. Maddox, Mrs. Marie Van Hook, Mrs. Albert F. Lipp, Mrs. G. F. Wait, Mr Her- bert Schaffenacker, Mrs. John Hassebrock, Mrs. Mike Schlach- ter, Mrs. Theodore Zimmermann, Mrs. Carl Schmidt, Mrs. John Bender, Mrs. Otto Torbeck, Mrs. $. Wayne Staley, Mrs. Robert E. Buckles, Mrs. David Connolley, Mrs. Ethel Haynes, Mrs. A. C. Kolp, Mrs. Abner Jackson, Mrs. Steve Patterson, Mrs. Russell Ross, Mrs. Walter Drobisch, Mrs. Albert Shellhammer, Mrs. Robert Aitchison, Mrs. Rinaldo Bertoni, Mrs. Florence Pinney, Mrs. John Hershey, Mxs. John M. Rothwell, Mrs. Neal Gulso, Mrs. Mertice Meister, Mrs. Arthur Broughton, Mrs. Charles Beaver Mrs. Art Miller, Mrs. Jeff Leon- ard, Mrs. Karl Dittus, Mrs. Ben Row, Mrs. Elva Scroggin, Mrs. Frank Rentschler, Mrs. Albert Ryan, Mrs. Charles Hanslow, Mrs. John Yagow, Mrs. Henry Rem- mert, Mrs. Edward Goddard, Mrs. Allen McVey, Mrs. John H. Ten- dick, Mrs. Uriah Tendick, Mrs. Louis Stengel, Mrs. Otto Knauer, Mrs. Josie Blackford, Mrs. R. P. O'Bryen, Mrs. Harry Martin, tory this week when the coal Mrs. C. L. Frazier, Mrs. Ben strike made it imperative that all iHolmes, Mrs. Reuben Horn, Mrs. electrical current possible oe say- [ Flossie Moore, Mrs. Charles Ey, ed. l Mrs. Henry C. Gruber, Mrs. Clair Stores are closing up at six Carter, Mrs. Lila Barton, Mrs. Boyd Hahn, Mrs. Edward Bohn, Mrs. Frank Passmore, Mrs. Fred Reinders, Mrs. Everett Wilham, Mrs. Earl Kinert, Mrs. Harrison Vandevender, Mrs. Jerry Durch- holz, Mrs. Ernest Goodpaster, Mrs. Guy Renner and Mrs. Fran- cis Bowers Members from Chestnut be- longing to the organization are: Mrs. Grace Buckles, Mrs. Mabel Matheny, Mrs. Gladys Obery, Mrs. Grace Buehler, Mrs. Alvina Kind- er, Mrs. Pearl Bland, Mrs. Eric Hein, Mrs. Marie Hein, Mrs. Phoebe Rose, Mrs. Jessie Schris- huhn and Mrs. Mary Letterle. S][L- EDITION, (Nmn, Mr. Puiask:L 111.) DAT, Two Navy Fliers Crash During Heavy Rdnstorm Near La4bam (August 16, 1945) [TWO CARLOAD OF SCRAP Two Navy flyers crashed tO)METAL LOADED HERE their death one mile and one- I Itxzch gl ltg' haft northwest of Latham, Sat-I _ . -- ." J. J ,,Mo,, o.^,, e..a .... ,ho ] two canoaus oi scrap non anu =' " ',: =,lold metal were loaded here, yes- Z,-,?_:=,,. - ,,,-,-=v,. ,,J ""."lterday, in response to an appeal =elelar, .aurln.g a n.eavy rmn-Jto the community to help win storm, when Tmeir piane crasn- . war b "v ..... ....... line y sal agang au me mnaea ana exploaea. [ waste scra they had The dead were Ensign William j The material brouc, ht in by the Dean Da.v: .23, of Ind. ] farmers- was weigh at Iount ana ram Riageway, #, ol rover- [ Pulaski Farmers Grain & Elevat- slde, Calif. [ or Co., at no expense whatsoever, The flyers from the Norman, and then loaded on two large Ill- Okla. Airfield, were first heard in distress by Mount Pulaskians a short time before the crash. The plane, flying low over here, was plainly having difficulty and l as they reached the outskirts of the city to the norwest, dropped flares in an endeavor to make some sort of an attempt to find a landing field The plane continued on to Latham and circled around the i i town, dropping flaxes and un-i !doubtedly trying to attract at-! tention to their plight. They then I headed west and circled around, flying low over the farm home of! George Grathwohl, along Route 121. They again headed east and when they approached the Oscar Auer home a short distance south of where the plane struck the ground, Auer, fearful that the plane would strike his house, hurried his guests ouside and switched on the large pole fight as a warning to the lost flyers. iT hey swooped up Just in time and swerved around west and !then headed east again about half a mile south, the plane la: tding on its side, breaking i oft the propefior. It then zoomed the intervening 100 feet to the Chestnut-Latham road, snapping off a telephone pole, bounced into the air and snapped off the high line wires. It was then that the plane exploded & disintegrated, landing some 100 feet over in the adjoining cornfield, missing the first 15 or 20 rows of corn, as its motor landed 100 feet /tom the road. Mr. Auer and his guests, to- gether With Sam Mock of Lath- am, were the first to reach the unfortunate flyers and with dirt succeeded in putting out the flames that enveloped the men. They were burned beyond recog- nition, however, and their bodies terribly mutilated. Welcome to Mount Pulaski l inois Central coal cars. The two cars respresented more than 75 tons of old scrap. Chestnut community loaded a car Monday and Latham did the same Tuesday. 50 ENROLL IN RED CROSS FIRST AID COURSE (MaT 14. lS4m) The Red Cross Standard First Aid Course, inaugurated in Mt. Pulaski May 4th, is now being at- tended by more than 50 persons, who are taking great interest in the work. They meet each Mon- day and Thursday nights in the gym at the grade school with Dr. E. H. Cox as official instruct- or and Harold L. Hargrave and Harry Milner as assistants. The meeting this Thursday night will be the fourth in the series of 20 lessons. PAUL ROSS" NUMBER WAS SECOND TO BE DRAWN (July 24. 1941) Paul Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Ross, of Mount Pulaski, was the second number drawn on the Logan county list in the national drawing at Washington for enrollees in the recent 21. year-old draft. Clarence L. Schilling, Jr., of our neighboring township, Elkhart, was the first one drawn in the county, his registration number being 98. His serial number will be S-1014. Young Ross, whose lottery number was 39, is given serial number S-1029. Issue Pernfits does not personally lose his right to vote. For Butchering The former system (March 25, 1,3) I recinct Effective April I, farmers will l arty workers be required to obtain government[ names of all knowln permits to sell meat from live-]longer legal. i stock they butcher at home, and[ Citizens may reg i livestock dealers will have to ob-  Court house to lnd il ! tain permits to buy and sell live- [ 6. Only two or three stock. I required. WoI1Lp'I Club To Rantoul To As USO (Aug. 10, 1944) Mrs. George ident; Miss Sciota I Paul A. Gruber, Mrs. dell and Mrs. Henry representing the Woman's Club, were Rantoul Sunday, Aug. Underhill, where they hostesses at the uSO the entrance of Chanute They took With the en cookies, 80 dozen at Ey's Bakery, and nated by individual ter they bought the liquid refreshments, more than 250 soldiers : guests. The purchases was USO Jars placed in houses less than three How well the public is shown in the bout $70 was manner. The funds will be used to send to the USO Center. FARMERS AIDED l BUILDING PERMITS (IutT 9, 1) Much quicker er's applications mits is promised bY Lucas, chairman of County Agricultural as the result of a new for submitting approval by the Farmers are on the amount in any 12.month construction. For costing in excess of they must get the the WPB. Farmers for approval are and county boards. VOTE DEMANDED (Aug. 13, Under the system registration of established in accordance with enacted statute, a 50 YEARS OF SERVICE... We are celebrating an important anniversarY here, too. Fifty Years Ago--in 1911---our bank was organized. We take justifiable pride in the service we have rendered during this half-centurY. and as we mark our anniversary, we renew our pledge to serve the people of this area wisely and well. to the best of our ability. As we celebrate our own anniversary, we can understand the pride the residents of Mount Pulasld feel as their city marks its 125th Anniversary. our Congratulations and Best Wishes! State Bank of Latham Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation LATHAM, ILLINOIS PHONE: 674.511