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SIL.TENNIAL EDITION, ('limes.News, Mt. Pulaski, IlL) JULY ,.on -- o,--W" l00idelight s - On Home FrontJ 0... Two Logan county men, Pfc. (Dec. 4, 1541) Arnold Koehler of Lake Fork and DALE KINERT BACK Me. Kenneth Zimmermann, Lin- coln, who were captured in the IN ENGLAND; WAS battle of the Belgian Bulge last MISSING rN ACTION Dec. 21, are prisoners of war in Germany, according to postal (June 8, 1844) cards received from them March Mrs. Maxine Burton Kinert, 29, by their families. Both men who is staying in Clinton with wrote from Stalag IV-B, which is her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Re- located near Muhlberg, south of bert Burton, received a message Berlin and northwest of Dresden last Friday from the War De. Koehler's card, written Jan. 19 partment stating that her hus- band, Lt. Dale W. Kinert, had to his parents, stated that he was arrived safely at his air base in in good health and asked that cigarettes and chocolate be sent England. to him. PFC, WILLIAM MARSHALL (March 15, 1945) According to a telegram receiv. ed from the Red Cross last Thurs- day, by Mr. and Mrs. Ivor Mar- shall of Chestnut, their son PIc. William E. Marshall, is a prison- er of War in Germany. He had previously been reported as miss- ing in action as of Dec. 16, 1944, the opening of the German counter-offensive on the, Western Front. Pfc. Marshall is the third Logan county soldier missing since the battle of the Belgian Bulge, to be identified as a war prisoner. The young soldier en- terei the Army in March, 1944 and went overseas in October. The letter received from him, by his parents, was written in Eng- land on Nov. 26, 1944. Pfc. Robert Tns.mpy (Feb. 15, 1545) Mrs. Marion Miller Trtunpy, who is living in Mt. Pulaski wit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arl Miller, received a message on Sunday night from the War De- partment, stating that her hus- band, Cpl. Robert Trumpy, was a prisoner of war in Germany, and had been wounded in action. The word was sent to the War De- partment thru the Red Cross, and said a letter would follow. Cpl. Trumpy, serving in the Army Air Corps, was a turret gunner on a B-24, and reported missing in ac- tion on Dec. 17. His home is in Pekin, Ill. S.Sgt. Harold V. Haynes (June 14, 1545) S.Sgt. Harold V. Haynes, son of Mrs. Ethel Haynes, of Mt. Pul- aski, arrived home June 9, 1945 on a 60-day furlough, being the first liberated soldier from a Ger- man prison camp to reach his Mt. Pulaski home. Harold said his greatest thrill came when he saw the Stars and Stripes floating over their camp and he knew that the day of lib- eration was at hand. Men cried and cheered as they looked in reverent awe at Old Glory. Pfc. Charles Crowe (June 14, 1945) Pfc. Charles Crowe, husband of Mrs. Betty Crowe of this city, who was freed from a German prison camp, arrived home June 13, 1945. He had been reported miss- ing in December and later was found to be a prisoner of war. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray Crowe, of Divernon. Lt. Robert J. Horn (June 28, 1945) 2rid Lt. Robert J. Horn, serv- ing with the Army Air Forces for 3 years, and overseas in the European War theatre for 16 months, and spending 12 mon- ths of that time in German pris- on camps, arrived in Boston, Mass. June 21, got to Ft. Sheri- dan, near Chicago, on Sunday, and arrived home on Tuesday on a 60-day furlough to visit east of the city with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Horn. Following his stay at home, Robert will report at Miami Beach, Fla., for re- assignment. On the fourth mission over Germany on March 18, 1944, they had bombed Munich, and the bomber was struck by flak which caused it to crashland, but be- cause of 3-feet of snow the fly. ers escaped from the bomber without injury. They came down near Ulm, close to the Swiss border. See you next week in Mount Pulaski -- we hope! On April 28 the War Depart- ment notified Mrs. Kinert that her husband, navigator on a B-I bomber, had been missing in ac- tion following a bombing miss- ion over France on Feb. S, but had safely reached a neutral country. He had gone to Eng- land and was attached to the 8th Air Force. How he got back from the neutral country is not known here. OVER 3,000 POUNDS OF RUBBER TURNED IN (June 18. 1942) Over 3,000 pounds of scrap rub- ber has been turned in at Mt. Pulaski filling stations up to this morning with the drive just get- ting under way this week. Filling stations in Mt. Pulaski and surrounding communities are joining wholeheartedly in the program of salvaging old rub- ber throughout the United States. Piles of the heretofore discard- ed and worthless carcasses of automobile tires and many other worn-out articles of rubber are beginning to form good-sized heaps at some of the stations here. And it looks very much as though this community will a- gain go over the top in doing its part in the war effort. Filling stations are paying a cent a pound for the old rubber brought them. There is no profit in it for them, but it is a mat. tar of helping themselves stay in business if they can help avert gas rationing. Some folks are merely driving up and heaving their offering onto the piles with- out expecting anything in return. 10 TONS OF SCRAP RUBBER PICKED UP (July 16, 1942) 10 tons of scrap rubber were hauled to Lincoln the first of the week as Mount Pulaski and com- munity contributed to the scrap rubber drive. The response here was ex- ceptionally good and the com- munity did its share in digging up and contributing valuable rubber in the war effort. The service stations cooperat- ing gave the drive their full sup- port and did their part gratis, paying one cent a pound for the rubber which was mostly old cas- ings, and for which they will be refunded by the government. The list of poundage was as fol- lows: Sinclair, 8,000; Standard, 7,300; Shull Service, 4,000; a n d Brown's Service, 1,000. TYPEWRITERS AGAIN LOST TO SCHOOL BY OPA ORDER (Oct. 1, 1942) "On Agin, Off Agin, Gone Agin," Procedure. Mount Pulaski High as well as the other high schools of the na- tion, is having to change its commercial course for the third time in the brief space of one month. Yep, the OPA has again chang- ed its mind and wants all the rental typewriters of the nation for use in the war effort. ALL FARM TRUCK OWNERS MUST REGISTER THIS WEEK (Oct. 22, 1942) All farm truck operators and city truck owners of Mount Pu- laski and Lake Fork, who haul 51 per cent farm products, must register at the Mount Pulaski Township High School, Friday evening, or Saturday, if they wish to do any hauling after _Nov. 15, 1942. ARREST DRIVERS GOING OVER 35 (Oct. 1, 1942) Harry Yde, acting state police superintendent, said yesterday, that state patrolmen would be instructed to halt and warn all motorists driving more than 35 miles an hour on state highways, on and after Thursday, Oct. 1, 1942, and to make arrests for reckless driving in cases of "ex- cessively high" speeds. "Drivers who don't exceed the 35 mile limit very much, merely will be stopped by the state 9ff- Icers and given a warning tick- et," Yde said. 'rhose driving at excessively high speeds, say 55 or 60 miles an hour and above, will be arrested and prosecuted under the reckless driving sec- tion of the state law." 85 Tons Scrap Secured In Drive (Sept. 17, 1942) Mount Pulaski's scrap drive, as well as others in the county, was a big success the past week. More than 85 tons of scrap wre hauled into the weighing station at the Kautz Elevator. The breakdown in figures show 66 tons of iron; 6 tons of wire; 11 tons galvanized sheet metal. A ton of rubber was collected. The sum of $866.50 was paid the community for wornout equip- ment. The city received a nice check for all the scrap donated and it will be turned over to a service organization. Heaviest load brought in was by Jake French, amounting to $35.22. Oldest man -- Chris Stramp; Oldest woman, Mrs. Su- san Upp; Youngest, Bobble Ayles. worth; Oldest piece of iron, an anvil 95 years old, brought in by Mrs. Oren Felts. The township and city trucks were kept busy, and George Meister and Ab Jackson, worked for two days with their equip- ment. Schafer Hardware had the most scrap, totaling over $100.00. Chairman John Tendick and ringmaster, Wilhelm Kautz were quite elated over the success of the drive. OVER TOP IN RED CROSS DRIVE (April 6, 1944) In response to a last-minute appeal last week to put Mount Pulaski over the top in the Red Cross drive, enough added con- tributions were received to boost the total up to over $2100, ex- ceeding the quota by $100. Logan county as a whole, over subscribed the drive by 15.5%. Almost $23,000 was subscribed. FREEZE ORDER IS PLACED ON CORN (April 27, 1944) The government, in a desperate effort to get their hands on badly needed corn for vital war pro- ducts processing, has issued a freeze order on the sale of corn and is asking the farmers to co- operate in moving as much corn into the elevators as possible. The first corn to be moved in Logan county to the market un- der the new order, was being shelled out Wednesday by Wes- ley Scroggin, who lives five miles southwest of here. Other shellers were reported at work in Atlanta township. RATION CALENDAR (Juno I. 1944) SugN (Book 4) each Sugar Stamps 30 and 31, good for 5 pounds of sugar, valid indefinitely. Gasoline A-11 gasoline coupons, good for 3 gallons each, expire June 21, 1944. A-12 gasoline coupons, good for 3 gallons each, become valid on June 22, and remain valid thru Sept. 21. B-2 and C-2 gasoline coupons are good for 5 gallons each, ex- pire June 1. Holders of these ra- tions may exchange them at their local War Price and Ration- ing Board for currently valid rations. SCRAP DRIVE (July 13, 1944) Mount Pulaski and community went "over the top" again in a REGISTER MEN 46-65 ON 27th OF APRIL, 1942 The registration of all men be- tween the. ages of 45 and 65 will be held throughout the nation. I Monday, Aripl 27, 1942. The hours of registration will be from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m., and will be in charge, of the prin- cipals of the schools, who will act as chief registrars. All men who have attained their 65th birthday on or before April 27, are eligible to register. TIN CAN DRIVE PLANNED IN COUNTY (February 18, 1943) Plans for the tin can salvage drive in Logan county and ar- rangements for picking up same, were made in Lincoln last week at a conference of the salvage committee. war effort drive for waste paper, a total of 7,530 pounds being l loaded on the trucks in the drive :made Monday. This exceeds by 1200 pounds a recent drive for waste paper in the county seat at Lincoln. LONG-BLADE KNIVES, SWORDS WANTED (July 13, 1944) Old swords or long-bladed knives are one of the finest gifts men in service in the Pacific area can receive, and if anyone has either of these items which they would contribute to the boys, they will be made into fighting knives by a Springfield man who has made more than 5,000 of them, Free of Charge, to be sent to the boys overseas. Plan to visit Mount Pulaski Sil-Tennial Week. The Logan County the American Legion arc soring a campaign to raise J of more than $500 by subscription to enable service men to send a one dollar bill to everY county man in the United military service as a :ift from the home foll More than $250 has so far, including a of $100 by the Logan board of supervisors supervisor donated a and County Hawes, of New Holland, ing Logan Posts, says thusiasm for the plan high. "I have not turn-down so far, naturally respond down into their dollar," he said. CURFEW HERE IN AUG. (August 5, 1945) Mount Pulaski's city has come to the fron curfew ordinance have the streets youngsters, both male male, under the age by 10 o'clock each ties have been brought out in the published last week. The new curfew law effect on Monday ni 10 days after its city authorities state be enforced. [ All youngsters under of age must be off alleys, public and public buildings unoccupied places or. amusement or 10 o'clock, unless by parents, guardian son who has the rection of said child- leeway is also child under 16 who is errand or business quiring them to be i signated areas after it# Penalties are pray !child and parent, !first offense, and has been given, complied with. sounded each night by the blowing of and the enf, duty of the night poliCe. Prize Hog Sells For $2,500,000 (Aug. 12, Congress King, months old boar til two weeks ago by Tracy Bros. of became the highest history at the recent quet held in National Duroc Memphis, Tenn. The young boar of $2,500,000 in the Missouri Duroc or a value of Pageants, ParadeS, Queen Crowning Settler's are part giant celebration. SCRAP IRON DRIVE HERE HELPED WIN WORLD WAR