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EDrrlOH (TtmN Mr. Pulaski. IlL) DAY, JULY IS, IMI of Fine00 of In Sfafe Thousands (sept. 17. ]936) Show will get un- on Friday morning at 9 the showing of Percheron and Belgian be made in the dis. on the north side of The showing will con. 4:15 p.m. that atter- resumed on Saturday at 9 o'clock. this week promises of the finest in the the list of more than insures plenty of corn two days crammed ting and pleasure for like fine horses. ately $1,500 in prize me awarded exhibitors lays. SHOW H. Keck, who has been to make the three horse shows a stand- Will be as fine a show. as one sees at the II get under way this o'clock under the and continue through L_._Saturday nights. rING IS IDEAL ng for the showing of ay of horseflesh is an antly lighted with flags and ban- Whipping in the breeze relax on the bleacher on the south side and watch the ex- their hearts content. picket fencing which of the street and hard 'maples stand. background for the :at section makes the eautiful one. An ad- mrge of 10c will be )leacher seats. torn such nationally )los as those of George Sadler, Cooper & t atk: the exhibitions a they even start. of the Mount Pulaski , association who are ligently day and night ess of the show, are: ter, president; Her- ITenacker, vice presi- Ditus, secretary and Superintendents are: B. H. Keck; heavy e J. Stoll; mules, nacker; parade, ichaffenacker; clerk, bier. HORSE SHOW DAYS BROUGHT First Homecoming OVER 250 FINE ENTRIES Celebrcdion In 4-H Livestock 20 Years- 1934 (sept 27. 1934) Show Held Here M Pulaski's first homecoming One of Finest celebration in almost 20 years came to a very successful close (Sept. ]7, ]936) Saturday night with an estimated Dripping skies and a chilly crowd of between 4,000 and 5,000 temperature which greeted the thronging the streets around the opening day activities of the Lo- city square. gan County 4-H Show, here, yes- One of the highlights of the terday, failing to halt the show- week's celebration was the horse ing of one of the finest arrays show on Friday afternoon and of livestock this young and heal- evening. The society horse show thy organization of young farm featured two stables of fine hors- lads has ever produced in the es, prize winners at various state county, fairs and owned by Glen Sadler The long parade of livestock of Edinburg, and Mrs. Holt of began arriving Tuesday evening Madison, WIS. The merchants and and the show started off in fine citizens who sponsored this part shape, of the celebration share the hon- Entry List Heavy ors along with Col. B. H. Keck, The list of entries included 30 veteran horseman, who arranged beef cattle, 10 sheep, 14 colts, 9 for the show and did the Judging dairy cattle, 175 pigs and 175 as well as some of the driving head of poultry which taxed the and riding. Robert Keck also capacity of the three mammoth showed his horsemanship on sev- tents in which they are housed, eral occasions. Tents Make Fine Dtsplcry The parade was an outstand- The setting for the club show ing success in many ways and is a very attractive one with three drew the highest praise from the large tents stretching over an acre thousands who lined the side- of almost a block and a half on walks and crowded out into the the east side of the square. The streets to watch the 10-block-long cattle and colts are on display parade pass by. Despite the rath- in the tent on the street just off er short period of time folks had the square to the north, the hogs to prepare for the parade, the re- am housed in the next one south sponse was remarkable and with the sheep and poultry in means much for future events. an adjoining tent. Rothwell Lumber Company's Published Daily Paper float was outstanding with its The Times-News published a beautiful setting of homegrown daily newspaper during the three flowers and vines which covered day show. Complete accounts of the float, two young ladies, Mrs. the previous days winners, pic. Claude Buckles and Miss Dale tures and other activities were Aitchison gowned in white, were! given the public each day. seated facing Miss Lillian Ey, al- so in white flowing robe, standing 4-H Show Here and holding the Stars and Stripes. Gone Clear had a clever setup Grtmt Success on his car with a shoe placed announcer, and Kenneth Stoll, on the radiator, and streamers technician, is a valuable and in- As County Show running down to a fringe at_ thel dispensable asset to any affair base of the car, while seated on i of this kind. Their equipment, (Sept. ]8, ]936) top was little Gene Manes in hol- I built by Mr. Stoll, is far superior The most successful 4-H Club ,u.v:''" attire. ,Ito the average outfit, and the county show to be held in Logan Cec Tendick was the creator of Jadded service of Mr. Harper's ex- county came to a close yester- a Roosevelt Acres float that drew[cellent b .madcasting voice makes day afternoon when the young considerable comment, for and t it an ideaJ combination. exhibitors were given a release on their exhibits, permitting them to return home after a pleasant two days here. The heavy entry list and the keen competition was so much greater than in years past that the future of this youthful and growing organization is one of the bright spots in the farming life of the country. Farm Adviser N. H. Anderson who has been on the job every day as well as many previous, gOWnS AT getting ready for the shoW was RSE SH especially enthusiastic over the O vv class of animals the 4:H cl ttlK" [Ot'l; IT, Ira) members displayed, ranging Y night's fan -. he stated above any he has seen "tt ho-- cy namg this year and claiming it to be tt t_ me snow climaxed the best in the state. taaY showing of hors- " rulaski that brought !", x vlr PARADE b .k-tories of the years /tr-L.deLZZ.a.J ...... city was noted GOES THROt00U q',. nOWs year after year. DR LY tWening the north side RAINBOW LR ICHW tti"1 .u re, which had been (Oct. S, I ) .l=lto a tiding Climaxing a stage of inclement 1, a :rena wkn sanded weather that came very near hMlh,brilliantly lighted ruining Mount Pulaski's. 1941 .  ,,ts, was packed with  Wh ...... Frusta, the big parade which was hib, " moroungy enoy, to have been Saturday anernoo_ n, ,' uon of fancy riding marched thru the archway ol a t._..__ beautiful rainbow Monday ,.after:   _ noon to display one of the tnesx "q !- ""tU HORS]-q arrav of floats that have veen [lr shown nere. #e--- -''v The weatherman starting_three ''t L lLq) years aeo, managed to find eacn ''..of the Horse Show year th-at the date had ..b..n '*  lll be of interest, as changed, and managed to tip nlS .,.[.  Ed Dlttus, secre- clouds upside down ana a.a a ,k.  nrer. very discordant note to the three ,   101 head of horses Fiestas that have been held..This '  onies, which nlaced year he broke all records wim a -" --", a - " n Saturda , the  . These animals 5% inch ram o Y  ' .OY 54 exhibitors big day. t{ , remiurns were won   %1" m on 67 horses, I0 BUS SEBVlC TO START Ponies. TSnOUGH Momrr 00mz.asm ITEM The Illinois Commerce Com- a Student in the mission Monday granted a cer- ,.ngland infirmary tiflcate to the Illinois Highway ."nted with a sil. Transportation Co. to operate mo- . rmnembrance of his tor bus service between Decatur in allowing 25 and Peoria, but it ordered the  blood to be lnfus, company to refrain from render- L_'ns of a poor dy- lng local service in Decatur, thus recovered. Peoria or East Peoria. 8,000 SPECTATORS WITNESSED 1936 HORSE SHOW IN MOUNT PULASKI against, depending on one's political complexion. The Honeymooners in the per. sonages of Mrs. John Curtis, a hick bride, and Mrs. Don Wible, in a dress suit with high top hat, carried an infant, while the rear of the buggy bore the words "Just Married". Harry Holmes competing for hauling the most people, packed 42 on it, ranging in weight from 2 below 100 pounds up to 70; the tires fully pumped up when they started, were squeezed fiat before they got thru with the parade. The honor of reigning over Mt. Pulaski's first homecoming event fell to the lot of Miss Mary June Barne a high school senior, who was chosen as the Queen for 1934, by the Times.News contest balloting and votes sold by the Glee Club. Little Betty Keck gave a perfect representation of Mac West in her clever outfit. The midnight show advertised by the committee drew an almost capacity house. A clown act by three members of the Purcell Stage Circus, accordion and sing- trig act by a young blind musici- an from Cherry, Ill., a harmonica number by Billy Sexton of Lln. coin, specialty blackface number by Henry Mayer and a song num- ber with banjo accompaniment by Paul Moore made a clean and entertaining climax to a week of celebration. The service of the Lyric Radio and Electric Shop were a great help to the program of the last two days, furnishing the crowd with timely Information and keeping them in close touch with the activities that were going on and where to be held. This new Mt. Pulaski business enter- prise manned by Loren Harper, 120 Prise-Winning Animals In 1936 Horse Show. (Sept. 24, lOSS) Amidst the plaudits of more than 8,000 spectators who the streets and Jammed blmw- ers along the line of march, the finest exhibition of horses aug- rnented by a group of rural and city school, business and comic floats furnished the peak of the 1936 Horse Show in Mount Pulas- ki Saturday atternoon. Prize winning horses, colts and mules, many of which were first prize winners at the Illinois !State Fair, caused onlookem to i shake their heads in aent at the display of what many thought was a rapidly becoming extinct product of the farm. The response of the rural and city schools was very gratifying and added much to the beauty of the parade. Patriotic floats pre- dominated and the competition was quite keen in this class, some being eligible to competition In both education and patriotic chsse Thousands were present Satur. day evening for the closing of the the fancy horse show which eli- maxed three nights of the fanciest and classiest driving and riding horses that have ever appeared on Mount Pulaski streets. The applause and response to this night of nights was very pro., Bounced, while a bit of color was added with the second appear- ance of the Logan County Legion Band at the night show The response of the huge throng to the announcer's query as to whether or not they wanted another show next year, was a veritable roar. President George Meister, Herbert Schaffenacker, and Edd Dittus, secretary, were given a big round of applause for their fine work. The line of march was extended several block by the 120 prize winning animals which had been awarded blue, red and white rib- bons the two days of the show. WE'RE NOT 125 YEARS OLD ... so we expect to keep on serving you for a long time! WE EXTEND Our Sincere Thanks to the many people who have brought their au- tomobiles here for Standard Service. It has been our pleasure to serve you, and we hope you will continue to return each time your car needs gas. oil. a grease job. or minor repair. AS Our City prepares to cel- ebrate its 125th Anniversary let us add our voices to the chorus that offers Congrat- ulations and Best Wishes to each and every resident. HORN'S STANDARD SERVICE DEAN SW 2-5112 "PREACH"