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--SIL.TENNIAL EDITION (Times-News, ML PuaakL HI.) THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1961 GROUND OBSERVER CORPS WAS OUTSTANDING ONE IN STATE Maintained 24- Hour Vigil For Many Weeks. (March 1, 1956) Mount Pulaski community has every reason to be proud of its Ground Observers Corps" which has been one of the outstanding organizations in the state, How- ever, the local post needs more men and women to bring it up to the 100 percent efficiency point. On 24.Hour Alert The local corps which is under the supervision of Fred Holmes, has been active the past few years and has always respond- ed to all Alert Calls issued from headquarters. Particularly out- standing has been the response of the local GOC which has maintained a 24-hour alert in the "crow's nest" atop the City Hall since late last fall. 116 men and women have helped man to ob- servation post "around the clock" with comparatively few hours each week not having someone on duty. Planes are reported immedi- ately by phone, to the Filter Cen- ter at Springfield. The number of motors, whether high, very high, low or very low, distance from the post and the direction it is flying. In the event of delay in getting in touch with the Filter Center, that fact too, is reported. Seven Captains Seven captains, one /or each day of the week, are responsible for the manning of the observ- ation post on their particular day. These captains are: Tommy Gupton, Monday; Richard Muel- ler, Tuesday; Emerson Horn, Wednesday; Carleton Drake, Thursday; Harry Milner, Friday; A1 Lyons, Saturday and Fritz Lipp, Sunday. Volunteers for a number of open hours on the weekly schedule can help make the post more efficient by con- tacting one of these captains and finding out what hours are open. Active Members Theodore Aderman, Edward Allspach, Herb Ayers, Roy Ayles- worth, Robert Aylesworth, Rich- ard Aylesworth, Sam Bertoni, R. P. Blackburn, Alva Brown, Floyd Buckles, Gladys Buckles, G. C. Clear, George Chapman, Violet Cooper, John Curtis, Russell Cur- tis, Mary Curtis, Walter Dannen- berger, Lois Davis, Ruth Davis, E. E. Downing, Edd Dittus, Karl Dittus, Carleton Drake, Loy Dunn, Henry Feese, Gene Fuiten, Eu- gene Froschauer, Raymond Gee, Oliver Gulso, Thomas Gupton, Jr., Dorothy Gupton, Charles Hans- low, Harold Hargrave, Harold Haynes, Richard Hayes, Jr., Jim Hayes, Dean Hild, Ernest Hild, J. Lee Hild, Irene Hild, Emerson Horn, Charles E. Holmes, Robert Holmes, Fred Holmes, Virgil Holmes, Hazel Holmes, G. B. Howe, Ethel Hutchison, James Kautz, Jim Kelly, Floyd Kelly, Bessie Kinert, H. M. Lucas, AI GOC In Action Atop City Hall Lyons, F. A. Lipp, Ray Marquardt, Ro- bert May, Robert Mayer, Harry E. Milner, Walter Moll, Rhoda Mueller, Richard Mueller, Rev. R. C. Muhlemann, Roy Montgomery, Francis Myrick, Frank Passmore, Jr., Carl Patterson, Meredith Pat- terson, Darwin Pope, Irvin Row- land, Edward Ruwe, George Ruwe, Marshall Ridgeway, R. C. Romer, S. P. Romer, Dick Romer, Anna Ryan, Lucille Sams, Duane Shanle, Franklin Shanle, J. D. Shellhammer, May Shellhammer, Donald "Tee" Schrishuhn, Chas. Schroth, Dean Schroth, Eda Stoll, W. E. Stoll, Cleda Stoll, Lester Starr, Tom Stratton, H. Stivers, F. E. Turley, Lloyd Turner, Herschel i im THESE MEN (you'll have to identify them since vation post on top of the City Hall. we can't find this picture) are three of the over --Times-NewS photO- 100 men and women who manned this obser- Donald Clark, John Ender, Erma Houston, Sid Lee, Shirley Roth, Anna Holmes. i CHESTNUT SCHOOL !TO CONSOLIDATE (June 6, 1946) At a special election held in Chestnut, Saturday, June 1, con- solidation of six school districts of the Chestnut area was approv- ed by a vote of 128 to 12. The rural districts voted 66 to 8, and Vandevender, Nellie Vandevend-ischool district and the following er, Clifford Vandevender, Eucille[rural school districts: Fair Haven, Weller Ellis Wood Wilbert Popcorn, Regan, Union and Mr. Yagow, Howard Riggs, J. A. Airy. _! Stuart, Buelah So2here avIBiLLY HOLMES AT g, Maddox, Louise Connolley, Rose 70, SETS RECORD Hawk, Kenneth Gillum, Joe Kafka, Jack Boyer, AT GUN CLUB (May l, 1941) Billy Holmes of Mount Pulaski, competing in the annual, spring shoot of the Decatur Gain' Club, at Faries Park, Decatur, Sunday, broke 100 targets without a miss, to establish a record there that has never been made before. A Crowd estimated at over 2,5000 assembled to witness the shoot. 90 prizes of.hams and gro- ceries were awarded to vaarks- men and 10 special prizes were l in the shooting gam e:_ow% iwon the Illinois State cn,5 C" the village 62 to 4, in favor of won. the consolidation. The districts in-, However, it took a Mount Pu- ship at regulation targec: volved include Chestmt grade laskian to give the younger more years ago. shooters "a mark to shoot at".  sld rle: William E. Holmes, Mount Pulas- Welcome to Mt. pula:lel p ki's well-known marksman, a lweek, as you come to. member of the Decatur Gun Club celebrate our 125th birti for several years, hit 100 tlare out of a possible 00, - clean score, and aehieVlU t. Y Y to, e . bout his hobby he haa ittle and said he "liled to fish a - bit." : Mr. Holmes is past 70,Ye; ' old, and Is also an el ha.i maah--m ---- ... --. 1 CONGRATULATIONS TO MouNT EL, nnllmllgll- Blip N'nUllT00ll PULASKI ON ITS 125 YEARS. n U mm V m V I 1  ; It has been our pnwlege to have brought our mid vSvY ENJOY MORE RIDES AT I - many more years of p og " OLD-FASHIONED PRIC ! . . 00IkLL RIDES i For the Entnre SnI-Tenn, ..... 1 By special arrangement with the Mount  | Pulaski Chamber of Commerce, we are  | able to bring our entire group of rides here . [ at old-fashioned prices. Here is your [ chance to enjoy more of the fun and thrills   l of the midway every day and night of the  ' Sil-Tennial Celebration [ I Tc ntham Rides l