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13 "Moving" Joyce and Jerry Maxheimer moved from the country to 105 South Scott Street in Mt Pulaski. On -Saturday, July 7th they had on open house to celebrate the event. Rela- tives and friends came. It was a HOT time, (no pun intended). There was food FI and drinks for orence's everyone. A lot of friendships were . renewed and it t~ O bJ orner was great time for everyone present. On the Lighter Side - My parents had different religious beliefs and delighted in arguing. One mornjn g after a long and lively discus- sion, I asked my mom who had come out ahead. "Oh, no one ever wins" she replied. "After all, there are no definite answers. Your dad could be as right as I am, or I could be as wrong as he is. Food for Thought- Psalm 100:4 Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us. And we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Sharing some M. Tait's thoughts and observations. "See what the following infer- marion has you thinkin' In 1887 Alex- ander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the gus' Thinldn' University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse over loose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by a dictatorship." "The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence: From bo.ndage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to lib- erty; From liberty to abundance; From abun- dance to complacency; From complacency to apathy; From apathyto dependence; : From dependence back into bondage." Class of 1952 Reunion Photo Left to right: Harold Tendick, Wally Kautz, Glenn Mason, John Riedle, Delmar Veech, Gladys Lettefle, Jerry Sams, Jim Romer, Harold Stopher and Leon Quandt. The class of 1952 held its 60th Reunion July 21 at Buffs Family Res- taurant. Nine class members were present with a total attendance of 16. The evening was spent remembering rimes at MPTHS arid what has happened in the time since we last got together. WWll European Theatre Combat Service by Carl Patterson We made our final attack 6 May, 1945. Really, our division had it easy in comparison to the 1st Division, 28th Division and the 106th Division (Mike Koehler's division). I received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star with "V" for valor, Purl Heart, Good Conduct Medal American Campaign, European, Africa, Middle East Campaign Rib- bons with three Major Battle Stars, (1945) Left: Maain Zak, RR#1, NewYork x V-W-II Victory Medal, Presidential (deceased). German front lines about 1-2 Unit Citation, French Frutiger, rifle months before the end of WWll, only about and pistol medals. a mile from Czechoslovakia. Our division moved back to the United States and started training for (Typed and Edited by Phil Bertoni) the invasion of Japan. I was home on Continued From the July 19 Edition. leave when the atomic bombs were River crossings were made at the dropped on Hiroshima (Aug. 6th)and Saar, ,Mosell, and the Rhine. The Nagasaki (Aug 9th) of 1945. Rhine crossing was made in flat- A short time later, I re-enlisted with bottom boats on a moon-fit night. No an assignment as an Army recruiter, romance here---only a lot of mortar, but was soon transferred to a missile artillery and machine-gun fire. Our unit at Fort Bliss, Texas. company lost several men on that I was back out of the Army just as crossing, the Korean War started. Compounding things, during the Twenty years later, I retired from the next day we were strafedby two of our Army Material Command (GS-12). own fighter aircraft. With the GS-12, I had assignments We commenced an attack on a at the Decatur Signal Depot, Chicago small town under heavy machine-gun Office, Lexington Army Depot, and and rifle fire, but my section made it to Granite City Army Depot. I provided the edge of the village. Within a few assistance to Reserves, National Guard minutes, three of us eliminated an SS and Regular Army units. I covered 13 officer and seven young soldiers that states and supported units in Hawaii, were with him. One young-soldier Okinawa, Japan and Korea. escaped from the group, I chased him I was always air sick and sea sick into a house near by. When I entered and to this day, I'm still cold. the house, there stood a woman with her arms around the boy. I just turned and left. Harold and Donna Stopher of Hep- hzibah, Georgia traveled the farthest to be with the class. Every one enjoyed the time together and catching up with what is going on in our fives now. Our Weather 2012 The official National Weather Ser- vice rainfall for the Mt. Pulaski Obser- vation Location for July was a total of 1.69". By Day - Rain 7,01.16" 7.09.48" 7.03 1.04" 7.19.01" TOTAL 1.69" So far this year - total moisture is 13.27". 2012 - Snowfall is 6.1". In Other News - Canada's $50 and $100 bank notes which are being made from plastic polymer are being said to melt. A 21 pound lobster was caught off a Cape Cod beach. better water, pure and simple. Water Softeners Iron Filters Bottled Water Joel & Deanna Jacobs Eddie Combs 318 N. Chicago St. - Lincoln !,