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EDITION (Times-News, Mr. PulaskL IlL) THURSDAY, JUT 13, 1981 HORN, MEMBER LOGAN REGIMENT IN 1862 ; 0Upanies Were I marches, harrassed bYothebemy bv Residents land the extreme h , "g O1t * j weather, many of the soldie Izzne [were overcome by the heat, ana (Sept. 12, 1935) the regiment lost more men on Note -- In library of of the Republic in Public Library & Randolph Horn, of this city, Tillie England, was of this regiment. created under the in July, 1862, in- of Logan to make up a from the coun- four complete been enlisted in and that their de. had been filled by the same. Within 30 July 15, eight corn- enlisted from the Co. A from Sanga- Co. K from Men- made the regiment went into camp August 15, and was the U. Service 18. It was drilled for Lieut. Col. Adams, the Regular Army, camp Nov. 7 via t)us, Ky., ar- 10 and moved thence Tenn. The regiment into detachments and guard in Jack- as a guard up and of the M. & O.R.R. or 30 miles on either Lieut. Col. Camp- as provost mar. 6 occurred the the regiment. E. C died on at Jackson, Capt. was placed under to guard rebel residence of their instead of at the His Company was relieved from the trip than from any other cause during its term of service. The regiment served in the lines at Vicksburg until after the sur- render of the place Immediately after that it was ordered to Helena, and took part in the ad- vance on Little Rock and partiei- )ated in its capture. From this time on the regiment was on duty in Arkansas until the close of the war. It took a prominent )art in the battle of Clarendon and performed service at Duvall's Bluff, Benton, Hot Springs, Lewis- burg, St. Charles, Darnanelle and Brownsville. Except the siege of Vicksburg the regiment was not in any of the most noted battles, but nev- ertheless it performed well its part in putting down the rebell- ion and it suffered many priva- tions and hardships, marching through swamps and bayous, ROY BECKERS SHOT IN WORD WAR H WAS LIKE HIS CAGE SHOT (Dee, 23, 1943) Roy Beckers, Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S.N. and a graduate of M.P.T.H.S., Class of '33, has prov- en himself a real fighter in Uncle Sam's fighting forces. He is a- round 28 years of age, and has been in and out of the Navy for a number of years since gradu- ation from high school. His service in the Navy has proven a stumbling block to Tojo and his boys, and on one par- ticular occasion it was Beckers' steel nerves that saved his life and those of his fellow sailors. I During an extremely damag- b ing attack y PT boats on a Jap destroyer fleet in the Solomon bad luck descended on Beckers' craft. In all directions lay burn- ing Jap ships and the enemy had picked out the littlo speedboat in the glare of its searchlight. Know- ing that a barrage would destroy them any minute if the light con- tinued to operate, the skipper or- dered a gob to fire at it. The machine gun chattered, but the guarding railroads, government light remained on until the guns property, fighting, foraging, as is were empty. proved by its long list of casual- ties J Cool.Headed In Action he regiment was mustered out The skipper yelled to Beckers of service July 2, 1865 at Pine ...... " J at Cam-It fire, but he calmly waited un- lurr, ArK...ana a rrlveu,4 l]til his buddies' hair began to tutler, lllmoLS, Ju,y z , lstand on end. At the last minute where it received final paymen I ........... i ne nrea ana me llgnt was no and discharge. . i more By this cool-headed action Paulus Horn of Mt. PulasKi, en-  wasthe PT escaped and MPTHS, the hsted in Co B August 9 He  . ' " =' .... oo .d :Beckers famdy, and every Amer- mustered n,t P , ; .... ican can be proud that we have muste ..... J , such able men in our armed PRACTICE BLACK OUT HERE IN 1943 WAS SUCCESSFUL (July 29, 1943) Mount Pulaski will participate in its first Blackout on Friday night of this week, when it joins with 652 other communities in the state in carrying out a state- wide practice alert and blackout. Chief Air Warden Ben W. Ely forces. Congratulations, Roy. MP THS is beaming with pride for you, a great alumnus. Note--Roy displayed the same cool.headedness In his basket- ball days at MPTHS. We remem- ber the last second over half the court shot he made at Canton tq win for the Hilltoppers. Can- ton remembers it, t"oo, for they had it featured on the following year's program. and with Co. I, sent states that all arrangements for on the M2kO. complete cooperation with the part of Co. C plans as laid down by the War miles-north of Council of Defense, have been Carroll Station. made, and Wardens assigned to 17 Jackson was General Forrest and surrendered without the morning of Dec. H and I were also Forrest, Capt. had been released and had joined his the 19th had taken the various districts. The public is asked to give its full cooperation in the matter of the blackout and the following instructions should be followed in making the blackout a complete one. Here is the schedule: 9:00 p.m. One blast of the fire to construct tern- siren will warn the public that of some bridge an air raid is imminent. This is] relael force made a the yellow test. Which continued 9:15 Public is to start getting dark, but were with severe loss. of December 20 part by Lt. John. in the block a severe fight drove the enemy and wounding In neither of were any of or wounded. R. Fight Serg. Co. H climbed up the bridge and the fire of the on his way to reinforcements and a un- Jackson in After Forrest's was sent far- guard railway sta- Paroled by Gen. sent to Benton Were exchanged of 1863. The regiment was or- in March and moved to Vicks- enroute there the regiment was Into at close 63 by sev- of rebel infantry of cannon. Capt. Was killed at the were kill. wounded. the trenches at Weeks the regi. miles up the a rebel force by forced ready for complete blackout 9:30 The Blue Test in which citizens are expected to start darkening their homes, and traf- fic is to move slowly without lights. 9:40 Two blasts will signalize the complete blackout of all bus- iness houses and residences. All traffic must now pull over to the curb and stop. This is the Red Test. 9:50 The Blue Signal will per- mit traffic to move slowly with lights dimmed. 10:00 One blast will signal that enemy planes have left the vicinity and all lights may again I be turned on. The Control Center will be lo- cated in the City Clerk's office where the control beard will handle all details and direct the blackout of the city. Note: The Blackout was a com- plete success and it gave one an eerie feeling. 272 YOUNG MEN REGISTERED HERE (Oct. 17, 1940) 272 young men filed into the registration places in Mount Pu- laski township yesterday gave the data required by Sam, which will lead to classification and being placed subject to call when the draft starts operating. Harvey Robinson, residing on North Spring St., was the first to register at the Mount Pulaski school morning. JUNIOR BERTONI TELLS OF BLACKOUTS IN C/JMORNIA (Dec. 15, 1941) Dear Mr. Lucas--- It's about time I'm writing is- n't it? One letter every 10 mon. ths isn't a very good average. You know those Chemistry and Physics classes of yours sure help me. Moments of inertia, force di- agrams, speed and path of pro- jectiles. They're all linked close- ly. But, I've yet to find a use in aeronautics for that agriculture class. You don't look at a plane and give it so many points like you do a Percheron. About three or four months and school will end for me, but I guess learning never will end. Forgive my writing, but I'm in a room with the shades drawn and green cellophane around the light bulb. Santa Monica is hav- ing a blackout tonight. It had one last night, too, and about 4 of us fellows were caught in it 14 blocks from home. The police made us park the car and walk. We were on Wilshire Boulevard and not a light could be seen ex- cept the searchlights coming from Douglas aircraft. It was so dark I walked into a lamp post. All cars, or nearly all cars, have cellophane covering the headlights. It's an erie sight. The blackout last night lasted 34 hours. The Army says that an enemy plane was heard about L. A. Mines Field, on which our school is situated is now a base for one of the Army pursuit squadrons. Every day 4 or 5 Curtiss P-40's come in from a patrol over the ocean. Anti-air. craft and machine guns are con. cealed all over the field. All private planes have been grounded, and the Army has or- ders to shoot down the first one seen flying. People are very, very calm and reserved, out here, and if it weren't for the blackouts and troop concentration, you could never tell we are in a war. I still can't believe it. But if the draft age goes thru at 18, I'll believe it. One more class session and my U.C.L.A. tool design course will soon be finished. I've been tak- ing a series of 5 tests and next Tuesday is my last. If my grades are high enough I'll be recom. mended for the 2rid course. The Douglas B-19 (that new Army bomber, largest in the world) is now at our field. Has been for weeks. It's in for the 100 hour checkup. Best regards to the Mrs., and former teacher. A Former Student, Junior BertonL War Ration Books During the World War II, all consumers or householders had to make a declaration as to what groceries, canned goods, etc., they bad on hand. Also, number in family over 14 years of age. This had to be done in order to get a ration book in order to buy certain foodstuffs, like sugar, coffee, flour. (June 29, 1944) . . Marriage is getting to be a rather strenuous job for service men in these hyar pawts, if the experience of Les Werntz, a form- er high school band director here, is any criterion. As a climax to charivari that saw the groom pushing his wife, the former Audrey Meister, in a wheelbar- row around the square, the en, thusiastic former pupils of the professor proceeded to dump him into the watering trough at the George Meister home... He says he still loves the girl despite all the difficulties he had to endure. SEWERAGE SYSTEM CARRIED 604 to 165 Mount Pulaski voters In an ex- traordinarily heavy vote Tuesday, April 18, 1957, placed their ap- proval on the sewerage proposal in an overwhelming, manner. 604 votes were cast in favor, with 165 against, a $429,000 sewerage sys- tem project. TIMES HAVE CHANGED! BUT NOW IN 1961... IN 1836... IF you owned a buggy in the old days, you could ride in comparative comfort and get there a lot faster than by walking. A hundred-mile journey, which we think nothing of today, was quite an excursion in a buggy. COMPACT DODGE LANCER WE now have modern automobiles, far beyond any dreams the early pioneers might have had. FULL-SIZE DOOGI[ DART THE full-size Dodge Dart and its companion compact, Lancer, are modern transportation at its finest. Built for comfort, dependability, and fine appearance, they make even the longest journey a pleasure every mile of the way. DICK SHULL MOTOR CO. DODGE DART  DODGE LANCER Rizhad ShulL Proprietor Phone SW 2-3314