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Starts Flowing in State" 6. 1933) or not to beer," left of the State Legis- a befuddled state yes- result of which they on any set for the flow ch starts gushing or- tomorrow morning that no state regu- will be at hand the situation and it up to the munici- Put up their own re- on the beer bill came developed a- Governor's tax of considered too beer. A tax as Was suggested by the Mt. Pulaski set up today, if any, for as yet done due to city officials were see what restrictions began issuing their morning. All places is sold for con- the premises must fee. Places where In bottled containers on the prem- $35. some of the on opening up as soon as license had. However, there a rather pessimistic to the favor the is going to BY 27, 1933) of the beer bill Henry Homer, Wed- effective at once. as passed carries a fee of $50 instead $100 requested by There is also a tax gallon on all beer. license that can clownstate munici- WIN HONORS 13, 1933) that Mt. Pulaski carried off the health honors at in years gone by, from State De- Health, an- :he State Fair bet- will be held USUal. now young lad- -n Scroggin and captured the awards in each watch for her herself, a sub- award. from this corn- lave won first hon- cash awards age divisions Mittelsteadt, son Arthur Mittel- Ray and Wilma children of Mr. Moore.; James n, son of Mr. and Marilyn of Mr. Scroggin; Eu- son of Mr. ; Ruth daughter of Mr. B. Tendick. WPA And PWA Came to Aid of Hungry Citizens The severe depression that hit this area along with the rest of the country in the 30's was some- thing that we hope we or our children don't have to go thru again, q'was really rough in the 30's, but it "toughened" a lot of us and we came through it for the most part, with a greater ap- preciation of the common ordi- nary things of life. The government, through the Works Progress Administration, furnished funds for local pro- jects -- some needed and some groceries and fuel. The PWA (Progress Work Ad- ministration) also gave com- munities a lift by furnishing a part of the funds necessary to construct permanent improve- ments. Mount Pulaski took ad- vantage of this aid to pave 57 blocks of its streets. MOUNT PULASKI IN CO. NRA PARADE (Oct. 26, 1933) Mount Pulaski's contribution to the NRA parade in Lincoln, last Friday, was an entire grade and high school enrollment, dozens of automobiles and a large blue eagle. The local contingent left here at 1 o'clock, headed by the city's truck bearing a large blue eagle sitting on top of the world and a large banner overhead bearing the proclamation "Mt. Pulaski, NRA." (If the NRA parade did- n't do anything else, it gave the Case advertising Eagle of Schaf- er's Hardware store, a new coat of paint.) Five trucks loaded with grade school pupils were followed by a cavalcade of automobiles with high school students and busi- ness men. Following Prohibition RURAL DELIVERY ROUTE 2 CUT OfT (Sept. 7, 19) Postmaster A. F. Dillsaver re- ceived word yesterday that be. ginning October ]st, rural route 2 mt of Mount Pulaski, would be abolished. This route, which is carried by Floyd Downing, will be divided among the other carriers so that the same servic may be obtain- ed, but each carrier will find it necessary to carry a longer route. This changing in routes from the Mount Pulaski office will give the following mileage and general territory coverage for the three remaining carriers: Route 1 - Ottmar Wagner, 36.5 miles, an increase of 8 miles, running unnecessary -- but it gave folks a-chance to get their hands on from southwest of southeast of some money with which to buyiMount Pulaski; Route 2 - Dean Foster, 42 miles, an increase of 13 miles, running from northwest to southwest of Mount Pulaski. Route 3 - Chauncey Glose, 37 mil- es, an increase of 9 miles, run- ning southeast to northeast of Mount Pulaski. PRIVY CAMPAIGN OPENS IN COUNTY AS WPA PROJECT Repent Ye Forkers (Aug. 17, 1933) The program to curtail pork production will be the most dras- tic ever attempted in the United States to reduce the supply of any species of livestock, calls for: financing by the government thru a processing tax of the pur- chase of 4,000,000 pigs weighing from 25 to 100 pounds, which or- dinarily would not be marketed until they reached a weight of from 200 to 250 pounds. Payment of bonuses of $4.00 for each 1,000,000 sows soon to farrow, to cut down the number of breeding stock and to elim- inate from the potential supply of swine approximately 5,000,000 pigs which these sows would be expected to product this fall. It is estimated that the aggre- gate weight of the slaughtered nimals would be about 650,000,- 000 pounds, that the program would reduce the potential mar-: keting of pigs during the next l year, if these were permitted to grown, by 2,000,000,000 pounds live weight. LOCAL LETTER RATE ONLY 2c (June 22, 1) Local first class letters dropped in Mt. Pulaski for city or rural delivery out of this office will re- quire only two cents beginning Saturday, July 1. Lower rates will be effective in all towns with post offices. The reduction is designed as a reve- nue.building move for the post office system, as many firms with large mailing lists have re- sorted to house-to-house distribu- tion of letters and statements since the rates were raised. After the rates were raised on city mail, the local post office experienced a decline in busi- ness. Large concerns with hun- dreds of bills to distribute each month, hired "mail men" of their own. Users of the mails, how- ever, are not to confuse local mail with first class mail to be sent out of the city. These rates remain at three cents per letter. W'PA GRAVELS 29 CITY STREETS (May 27, 197) Twenty-nine bloc los of Mount Pulaski secondary streets have been covered with gravel and still another 29 are to receive the same treatment as fast as WPA gravel arrives. Up until the first of the week 44 carloads of gravel had been shipped in here over the Illinois Central. 27 cars were furnished by the WPA Program, 8 cars by the county and 9 cars of gravel have been purchased by the city: Requisition for additionat gravel to complete the 58 blocks of secondary streets has been made and will be spread ms fast as it arrives. (]tme 27, 1937) Sponsored .by the Illinois State Department of Public Health, a county.wide community sanita- tion program will be initiated in Logan county next week as a WPA project. The program, one that has produced chuckles of good humor and memories of the late "Chic'" Sale, in numer- ous states, has won the praise of public health officials, medical men, and others interested in community health. The project proposes to replace existing priv- ies that are absolutely fly-proof and rodent-proof. The object of the health project now operating in 67 counties in which some 17,000 such struc- tures have been installed in Ill- inois to date, is to eliminate filth- borne diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, enteritis, and other diseases carried by flies and ro- dents. The project has been in oper- ation in Sangamon county since February, 1936. Among the first to be done in Logan county will be construction of sanitary priv- ies on the grounds of the new Logan County Fair Assn. CITY TO RECEIVE $2,156 GAS TAX (June 22, 195,1) Mt. Pulaski will benefit to the extent of approximately $2,156 as THE FARM a result of the passage of the 937) Hunter Future Road Commission, demand which allots the gas tax to cities hout IIli- in the proportion of One-One- Administrator One. has ruled that Where the gas tax fund was on WPA projects turned over to the state and coun- jobs, even ties, heretofore, it is now split of short dur-among the three on an even bas- immedl, is. This will give cities a chance termination of to do much needed developing of streets. SEE US FOR YOUR FARM NEEDS FERTILIZERS FARM SUPPLIES oTIRES AUTOMOTIVE PARTS BEST WISHES TO Mount Pulaski And Community ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE SIL-TENNIAL BRYSON FARM SUPPLY LAKE FORK, ILL. PHONE SW 2-5214 YOUR HEADOUARTERS FOR !i AND HI I NEIGHBOR We've enjoyed serving our many friends in Mount Pulaski, and hope to continue to furnish the people of your fine city with furniture and floor coverings for many years to come. The celebration for the 125th Anniversary of the founding of a city is a real achieve- ment, and we are certain the residents take much pride in their city. May we add our best wishes for the Sil- Tennial. HAR FURNITURE LD'S & LINOLEUM LINCOLN, ILLINOIS ,MR. AND MRS. HAROLD BROUGHTON