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EDITION (Timms.Nows, Mr. Pulaski, IlL) TWOISDAY, JULY IS, 1981 And Sfores Close To Help Celebrafe Vicfory Over Germany Churches Open ROMAN BERTSCHE "ice as Germany Surrenders May 7,1 WRITES OF CAMP LIFE IN AFRICA January 30, 1943 Dear Friends: I hope this letter finds all of you in good health. I'm located somewhere in North Africa. I like For Silent Prayers Of Thanksgiving ing conditions are filthy. They . live in grass huts, no heat or i furniture. Well, in plain English they live like hogs. The French are much differ. ent -- at least clean. We have quite a time trying to understand French. We almost have to make ....... the articles we want to buy, try- ing to make the clerks in the stores understand what we want. Autos are scarce here  no gas. line. They operate from char. coal burners and aren't much success. Carts and bicycles are found here by the hundreds. Pack (May I0, 1945) Mount Pulaski and community ',Jumped the gun" on V-E Day, along with war correspondent (who by the way is still in the 'doghouse') and had their solemn observance of this most it fine here, but miss my many significant event Monday friends. This continent is such The breaking of the news of a jinks as far as I am concern- the unconditional surrender of ed. The natives are very queer. Germany came blaring out of Very good beggars and their fly- radios early Monday morning and while no official announce- ment had been made by either General Eisenhower or President Truman, the report that the East :was Riving way to wild demon- strations, and then our own county seat at Lincoln went off at 9 o'clock, was all that was needed to stampede some of the local business men into prodding those in charge of the observance here, into "get- ting on the band wagon". Church bells and the fire sire1 heralded the event at 11 o'clocl and schools were immediatel] donkeys and camels are used to dismissed, buisness houses closed transport products to the city. their doors and at 1:00 o'clock a The city where I am located is special observance of thanks, beautiful. The buildings are all giving and praise was held at rock and cement and all colors. the high school, which was large- There isn't much industry of any ly attended despite a heavy kind here, except rock and co- down-pour of rain which kept ment works. many away. The land is very rolling and The observance was in charge plenty of rock to be found. Not Revs. Ray O. Zumstein, F. E. much agriculture here either ex- Neumeyer and J. Wayne Staley. cept for small truck farms. Farm Hymns of praise and thanks- power being the oxen, camel or giving were intermingled with donkey. Oranges are sure plenti- the prayers of the ministers, with ful and we get our share of them. the high school band playing The fruit and crops grown here "Onward Christian Soldiers" and are gathered in the winter mort- the "Star Spangled Banner." ths when they have moisture to Churches in the city were open. produce such. In snmer he ed during the day and evening land is bare as a cement side- and many went there for quiet walk. There isn't any timber and prayer and meditation. There trees are very scarce. Metal of all was no hilarity or boisterous kinds is scarce. They have no celebration of the event--just a fences and what they have are calm and solemn attitude that stone walls. : while one major enemy was ov- ercome, another yet remained to be conquered before our boys could all come home. GAS RATIONING IN WORLD WAR H (Nov. 19, 1942) Car owners will do well to re- member that they must register this week end to get their gas ration books. Principal Lloyd L. Hargis, who is in charge of registration, stat- es that motorists must comply with the following rules before they can secure their ration book. You must have your state motor vehicle registration card. Bring the serial number of your five tires. You cannot register if you have more than five tires. You must dispose of the etras. FIRST SUGAR RATION S/GN-UP NEXT WEEE Retatlers. Cafes. Churches, Etc. To Register (April Z3. 1942) ! On April 28 and 29, 1942, all retail and wholesale dealers who sell sugar and all commercial users of sugar, such as restaur- ants, bakeries and confectioner- los, must register in order to se. cure future sugar allotments. Those in Mount Pulaski area will register at the township high school in the Agriculture room, where registration for Selective Service was held. Principal Lloyd L. Hargls will serve as chief registrar or 'School Site Admin- istrator" and some of the other high school teachers are regis. tram. IDmmTnUtTION m coul SUGAR Y, ATIONDfG (Juno 4, IN:t) ReStstratlon for sugar for. can- will be held from 9 am. to 9 pan, Saturday, at the 12 regis. centers in Logan count, We are living in the field in small pup tents, four men per tent. Haven't been inside a build- ing since I left the States. We have no lights except candles or flashlights. But even though we don't have modern conveniences, we do have our share of fun with the hardships. All our needs are issued to us free. We really have no need for money, here. The boys in the armed services sure have all they need m plenty of food at least, and clothing enough to keep us warm. So, you see, we aren't suffering much. Well, friends, my candle is get- ting shorter and shorter and I'll soon be in the dark. I wish each and every one of you could see this country -- of course, in peacetime. Well, for now, I must say goodbye. Wishing all of you the best of luck. I'll be seeing all of you soon, I hope.. Pfc. Roman Rertsche. 20-45 MEN ASKED TO REGISTER FOR SELECTIVE SERVICE (March l& 194) All male residents of the na. tion, who have not as yet regis. tered for Selective Service, and have attained their 20th birth. day on or before Dec. 31, 1941. and who have not attained their 45th birthday on or before Feb. 16, 1942, will wend their way to various places of registration thruout the nation, on Monday, Feb. 16, 1942. Chief Registrar, Principal L L. Hargls, has announced the fol- lowing In charge of the register. lng: Ben Ely, Mrs. May Mrs. G. Wilson, Robert Rothwell Frances Turner, Geor Meister, and Albert Horn, Ellis Downl, Marshall mdgeway, Barbara Phinney, Wilbur Stoll, Harry Slsk, Albert Dlnuver and Mrs, Claude Buckles. to an announcement Plan to be in Mount Puluki u Monday afternoon by Z.  u you can S/l-Ten. -m,  You mt a lot  old THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY SCENES that took place on August 15, 1945 when a giant Victory Parade was held in Mount Pulaski celebrating the surrender of Japan on July 14. A spontaneous parade was held on Tuesday when word here of the end of the war. Germany rendered May 7. --Times-News Photo. FERTILIZERS l J CHE I Liquid Urea Nitrogen Anhydrous Ammonia Bulk, Bagged, Blended FERTILIZERS Complete Line Of CHEMICALS Aerial- Portable And Hi-Boy Spraying RADIO DISPATCHED UNITS rE SELL SERVICE Trowbridge Farm Supply OR 4-3391 = "Your Soil Clinic". I,THAM,