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q SIL-TENNIAL EDITION, (Times-News, ML PulaskL IlL) THURSDAY, JULY IS, IMl . Henry Crowe Famous Marine Colonel 00[qMOUNT PULASKI SCHOOLS LOCAL GROUPS WHILE ON LEAVE !  A Reminiscent of Mrs. Alvada t':fle| ur WaS Crowe, mother of Henry. Crowe, Was Visiting His I There is the Navy Cross, won ;J li._ _. gg i.g his country following hm p&r- . Honor, the Silver Star, won at ,r* .rOWe's Bi eat famous Marine gunner stfl.1 serv. Sis/ers 'While at bloody Tarawa; the Medal :sis I "a Illoods Fight ticipation in World War I. Convalescing Guadaeanal; the Bronze Star, the al 9 I! p p P lp I u J tp AF ,IP W IJ # I Sentry, Marine Quantico, Va., May 22, an interesting a former Mount Henry p. Crowe, who the Mount Pulaski and when 18 years old, [ in the U. S. Marine Corps. m the article: CROWE COMES "OLD TROMPING Henry p (Jim) Crowe, Marine "Corps legend, recently as captain Division Rifle and He brought the from San Diego to the finals of the Mar- ble and pistol corn- held May 26-31. as any old salt can been almost every. .done almost every- to do in the Corps years of service. nlistrnent in 1918 he for his first cam. was his last every other fight the participated in be- if one looked he have found Jirr too. was no fighting Crowe turned his In another direction out one of the Corps' marksmen. He dis- with the rifle and every year found .n the Marine Corps lStol competition in lg the organ- was attached to at sportsman Jim was out- as well as seems that he was Well in basketball nding officer de- play foot- went to practice handicapped a lit- that he had never ill game ended up the Corps leading Wasn't all "peach- a," football and rifle he had his re- to attend to. As a he was for a dictator of a Nicaraguan com- maga- out. Being NCO in Marines in this ulated center, Jim order and in Having dis- services of the quite early it expedi- Will and author- rou - out justice, mar- This picture of Col. Crewe was taken at the home of his sister, Mrs. Todd Buehler, near Chestnut, during World War II, when he was convalescing from wounds received when fighting the Japs in the Pacific area. He has retired from the Marines and is now chief of police at Portsmouth, Va. spot, he found the trouble there with several Japs manning a 13- ram machine gun. He caught one of the 13-ram slugs and it messed up his left lung considerably. Jim was taken to a beach aid station, but he found the Japs had not finished with him yet. A near miss with a shell gave him a sprinkling of fragments, leaving him so badly battered that the doctors thought he could not live. Proof that the doctors undorestimated him is here on the post now and he is back to his old trade, rifle and pistol matches, as captain of the West- ern Division Team. War Poem (Nov. 19, 1942) Cpl. Erwin H. Knauer, station- ed at Jackson Air Base, Jackson, Miss., recently wrote a poem and sent it to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Knauer. The poem fol- and birth certifi'llows:l THE FOTURE Imstructor I There is a nation fair and wide, reputation was Where men of peace ana hope was in charge confide; Per school in Camp Where pastures green, and rivers flow, Where people freely live and thrive, And shores are safe on every side. Although the days are long and dreary, Until our land at peace may be; We'll fight and pray, from day to day, And from our course will never stray, So all at home at peace may be, In this, our Land of Liberty. ning in this and any sur- explain just there added for being one en in the Corps. rowe's big fight, Were rewarded by nd a spot promo- colonel. His can't get a in a foxhole," on his men in and Tarawa were- the Colonel, he action which he took his battalion There was a during the as- trouble he headed. the trouble Then, when the lights go on, And our boys come home again, To live at home with those they As I stood and gazed upon her, While her eyes were dosed in death, It seemed the fragrm2ce rotund her, Gave her life with Its sweet breath. I could hear her laughing, chat. ting When the young folks were all there, As she spoke of past experience, From out her rocking chair. She studies world events and news And took an utmost pride, In being a war mother, Until the day she died. ;:: she had borne a hero, the good old U. S. A. A gmmer in the first world war. A gunner to this day, Still fighting for his country: His title won renown As one of the greatest gunners in the world, Of which he traveled "round. He wasn't here to see her, But he'll ne'er forget the grace, In which she gave her being. The way she made a place For heartsick, homesick hetmgs. How she cared and uursed and such; Oh, how in pain of battle, He had longed to feel her touch. Tho she is sleeping And tired eyes closes, The flowers around give breath And make of her a living soul, Eternally, from Death. Harriet Turner Larson. Merchanfs Send Special Picl00dal To Service Men (Dec. 2L 1s44) Two weeks ago the Pictorial Section of 8 pages was sent to over 500 men and women in the service of their country, from not only this community but to those who are serving from La- tham, Elkhart, and Chestnut, in as far as we were able to secure addresses. In this issue as a special gift to our subscribers at this Christ- mas season, the Times-News is including it with 20 more pag- es of news and season's greet- ings and expressions of appreci- ation from the business firms who have enjoyed the fine friendships and patronage of their friends and customers the past year. The personal signatur- es of all businessmen were scat- tered throughout the paper. The business firms of Mount Pulaski sent this special Pictor- ial Section to these servicemen and women by first class mail in order that as many as possible would receive it before Christmas. The Times-News compiled and printed as well as the work of securing addresses and address- ing all special mailings which were in a gaily colored 9-12 in- velope -- at no cost to anyone other than the first class postage. The value these fighting men and women have placed on the Times-News Pictorial encourag- ed us to send them this big edition although it was at a time when we were already "snowed under" with the usual Christmas rush. The frontispiece of the 8-page love; Pictorial in color, carried a pic- This blessing we ask from heav-ture of COl. Henry Crowe and a en above, personal message from him to So may our hopes e're long come our fighting men. Col. Crowe was true, visiting his sisters here at the And perilous days be very few. time, convalescing from wounds l (By Cpl. Erwin Knauer) received at Saipan. (Dec. 14, 1944) Lt. Col. H. P. (Jim) Crowe, [JSMC, who "landed" in Mount Pulaski Monday evening of last week, not only seized a "beach- head" in his former home town, but through a series of public appearances at the solicitation of friends and well-wishers, firmly established a "beachhead" of ad- miration and good will. The Colonel who is on a con- valescent leave following serious wounds in the landing at Saipan several months ago, and recent- ly released from a Pacific Coast hospital, has had a busy 10 days, speaking at the Rotary club here last Thursday and address. mg a public gathering at the high school Tuesday night, where several hundred gathered despite the severe weather conditions. He spoke at the Rotary Club in Lincoln yesterday noon and was a guest of the Elks in the even- ing. He was a visitor at the Chestnut school and at the Meth- odist Church Sunday morning, speaking briefly at both places. The array of ribbons on his left breast tells the story of his ad- venturous life as a Marine, which he embarked on at the age of 19  25 years ago. Purple Heart with gold star showing he had been twice wounded; the Presidential unit citation, having two stars (very few units have two such cita. tions), the Marine Expedition. ary Medal, pre-Pearl Harbor rib- bon, South Pacific ribbon with three major battle stars, and the Good Conduct ribbon with three stars, showing 14 years as an en- listed man -- and he is proudest of those. Ribbons also denote his having served in Santa Do- mingo, Nicaraugua and China. Just a few interesting com- ments he made in answer to questions, were: There was no slipup at Tarawa where many marines fell. Tara- wa was the "toughest nut" they have had to crack to date  and they did it with only one division of 20,000. The Japs said it would take a million men to capture the island which was the most : heavily fortified of any position in the Pacific. The Imperial Guard  likened to our Marine Corps  which has a personnel of Japs 6 feet tall, was defending the island. He has thoroughly enjoyed his " visit here with his three sisters, Mrs. Todd Buehler, of Chestnut; Mrs. Ralph Waddell, Latham, and Dessie Crowe, of Lincoln. I wken?00 Maybe you're not old enough to re- member when cars (and motorists) look. ed something like this. But, even if you're a young.timer, you've already seen cars take giant steps forward in design, engineering, performance. For the past 8 years it has been our pleasure to keep the cars of Mount Pul- aski's residents in top running condition. We've kept abreast of every improve- ment in automobiles and have the know. how and equipment to service them all. As Mount Pulaski celebrates its 12Sth year, we take this opportunity to offer congratulations to the community and to say thanks to the fine people it has been our pleasure to serve. WHEEL-HORSE TRACTORS SALES  SERVICE TURNER ""* SERVICE Auto - Trucks - Tractor General Repairing 24-Hour Wrecker Service Mount Pulaski, Ill. Phone 792-5819