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I(EMRERS OF MOUNT PULASKI FIRE DEPARTMENT as they appear- ed in full uniform, following the annual Memorial Day services Many 30 of this year. Front Row, left to right: Kelsey Anderson, Fred Holmes, Charles Schultz, Keith Wilham, Carleton Drake, Asst. Chief; John Holmes. Back Row: Earl Kinert, John Martin, Harry Van Hook, Frederick Lipp, Chief. Other members of the department are: Thos. Gupton, Jr.. Harry Milner, Herbert Ayers, John Bates, Jack Boyer, Delbert Horn, Earl Jack. son, Win. Penner, Lloyd Turner, Charles Wagner.--Times.News Photo. DISTRICT (l 6. 9S7) area surrounding voted overwheLm. of a rural district on Satur- of 193 For, and Which will include the length of ham on Monday appointed the term of each to be decided by temporary fire commissioners, County Judge Leland H. Dun- Aetna, and Elkhart townships, part of Mount Pulaski, Laenna, nut, does not include the city of Mount Pulaski. TRADED COOK STOVE FOR VALUABLE LAND It is said that Jabez Capps, founder of Mount Pulaski, need- ed a cook stove when he set out to found the town so he traded the land on which the Statehouse is located for the stove. He was also said to have bartered a lot on the Springfield ipublic square fr a side saddle, and galloped off for Mount Pul- aski before the trader could change his mind. Toupee: A false hood. O "LET' S GO B OWL I NG" 'p_,s is a familiar suggestion whenever Mount Pulaski .lO. pie take minutes for relaxation and recreation. Our ten m.nes, with AMF Automatic Pinspotters, provide a. fa.onTe s.t xor f0Cas favorite participation sport. The_ Bowl.smr-conmuon_ea, rour year-round comfort, and a fine luncheonexe maes an mere xor a snack to top-off a pleasant evening. The r Hilltop Bowl is proud to have brought new life and energy to enhance Mount Pulaski's business section. Please contact the manager, ames :Jackson, if you are interested _ther sponsoring or bowling on one of the teams in one of our sues for men and women. HILLTOP BOWL ---- . : .... -__--- THIS SILVER-PLATED TRUMPET was presented to W. H. Stafford on Nov. 25, 1886, for his services while fire chief in Lincoln. He was the first chief of the Mount Pulaski Phoenix Fire Department. The present chief, Frederick Lipp, proudly holds the trophy which is now among the department's souvenirs in their meeting room.Times. FIRE DESTROYED FRAZIER COFFFE SHOP FRIDAY, IN 1958 (April 24, 1958) What appeared to be a routine fire call Friday afternoon at 2:55 p.m. turned out to be a tragedy as well as a destructive blaze. Chester Utterback, a part-time employ at the Frazier Coffee Shop died lrom smoke suffocation when the Coffee Shop was badly damaged by a stubborn fire. Loss estimate was approximately $35,0OO. Clarence Frazier, owner of the Coffee Shop, who had gone up- stairs to see that his wife and I department stayed at headquart: ers in the city hall to be ready !at a moment's notice in case an l alarm should be turned in. / On Thursday night those re- J maining up were: Chief Oscar Mayer, Fred Mayer, Jr., Charles F. Wagner, Charles Schultz and Ambrose Witt. On Friday night, Chester G. Hughes, Earl Kinert, William Penner and Walter Dro. bisch. The firemen are paying close attention to the temperature, and n case of more below zero weath. er, will again stay at headquart. ers. FREDERICK LIPP NOW PULASKI'S FIRE CHIEF (De c. 3. 1948) grandson were not in their apart. Frederick A. Lipp was elected men' e tat t;asPh inbtYo  ah;arY F!re Chief at the annual meeting ,of the Mount Pulaski Fire De- ment and foroed him out on the partment held Frida- ni h  - ledge of his north window ,,t  . _.  g c . fremen could get a ladder u to I ' succeeo!ng O. W. Mayer, who him. ,- t nas serveo in that capacitv for many years. FIREMEN STAYED UP TWO NIGHTS LAST WEEK (Jan. 25, 1940) As a precautionary measure on account of the sub-zero weather Thursday and Friday nights of last week, members of the fire Other officers e]ected were: Ass't. Chief, Chester G. Hughes; Sec'y-Treas., Harry Van Hook; Steward, George Snyder; Stand- ing Committee, Charles Schultz, chairman; Fred Holmes, Kelsey Anderson, Harold Ryan and Earl Kinert.