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Ed Logan Cou Souvenir Fair ition ount Pulaski Times-News 39 IHi00h School lll" il. ltii4  I ' IOpens Sept. 2 ,._ tY  il lay dalm / y ... in America." lit "U/ tg,Ul 1 =""tt- can be be,'.e/ Prin. Hargis high cal/bre of live- there the past I1 among the larg- exhibitors the fair has it of the champions of Sad Iowa state fair as International at Cl- tt that we do not iR king, for we hear it the fair should give to local atmos- MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, LOGAN COUNTY THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1941 Announces Opening Date The Mount Pulaski Township High School will open on Tuesday. September 2, at 8:30 a.m. There will be no school on Labor Day, and the session on September 2 will be limited to the morning hours only. It is important that ll pupils register and receive in- structions on Tuesday, September 2 in order to avoid the inconven- iences resulting from late enroll- ment after many of the classes for electives are fille& The school buses will be inspect- ed bY the state on August 14 and ready for use September 2. r., Logan Fair "Greatest County Fair in Country" Are Broken Once more the Logan County "air went over the top, not only in attendance but i the greatly increased number of entries and in !the interest tlt continues to grow in the annual event. The fair favored with idtl weather, with the exception of a brief rain ,which put a hurried finis to the livestock parade Fri- day shortly after one o'clock, saw the crowds breaking last year's attendance records day after day. Farm exhibits, culinary offer- ings, and domestic at, floral ex- hibits, fine arts and hobbies all combined to give fair visitors a Are Warned by County Clerk Warning that Saturdwy is the deadline for registrations County Clerk Claude C. Tull Tuesday call- ed attention to a new law requir- ing unincorporated business oper- ating under a pseudonym or s- sumed name to register in his office. So far only one such business has registered in his office, Mr. Ttfll said and it was estimated that seven hundred establislmenL3 throughout the county are affect- ed by the law. J. W. Kennedy wa Hargrave will take bout the treat they thoroughly ,enjoyed and more and more the lsame routes on September 2 that wiU bring them back next year in the homefoiks can l were used last year, but the first increasing numbers. , lind have a reasonable Ida tri is subject to change. The Greatest Count Fair vm I Y P Y a blue ribbon. I regular schedule will not be known The class of the livestock ex- . i [ for several days. It may be neces-, hlbited ca well bear out the state  for instance, the in-lsary to ask sonde pupils to walk i ment that Logan county has the that the country some distance to meet the buses. [ greatest county fair in the coun- tin . the 4-H clubbers Schedules will be arranged, how-| t state champions and inter- lging was being done. ever, to avoid as much walking ] ;'atJonal champions were entries i$ by the pupils as state regulations |at the fair and took home tle blue g OOdonatured banter will permit. As a general rule pu- Iribbous. May entries were of fine t-00d pigs li00ng off t/ r=ular roU00/s00k stopping off for a week's o pose Just of travel  be required to walk !poling up before going on to the part distance if such arrange-Illinois State Fair at Springfield II ments appear necessary. the greatest fair on earth.  of tlmse boys In- livestock primping tI lint a New York $$ the pig, or their definite home- h them that was not With their display of needleeraft, l/nt- and garden dls- II etg agatt much for the val- r ;$  red tho worthwhile on Page 40) The high school building has been improved having the window frames painted as well s some in- terior walls. Floors have been cleaned and either waxed, oiled or painted. The class of 1941, with some aid from other classes, has presented the school*with new stage curtains. The curriculum has been im- proved by securing a fu time music teacher, who will serve both the high School and grades. A five day course in the high school mus- ic program will provide instruc- tion in harmony, appreciation and music history. The curriculum has been changed further by dropping French from the progravn and add- ing Spanish_ New teachers employed by the high school are as follows: (Continued on Page 40) Out of Control to Climb Light Pole Hur above the eyes, and back of the Tractor right ear. It is thought his head t struck the tractor as he fell from the machine. Mr. Miller was able 35, of Fancy Prair- to leave the hospital Wednesday sl eight months l and return to his home in Fancy in the farm lmple-t Prairie to remain a few days. of the FTank C. The firm maintains a repair store in shop in a garage on the alley on sustained head in- the .property of Mrs. Bessie Kin- aer 4 p. m. Tues- err on North Marion street. Her hCtor on which he son Mervin had accompanied Mr. make a turn and struck a of Spring and It the $chahl am- Y's hospital in and E./ Cox. He on the forehead Miller on a trip to the country to deliver a corn picker, and was driving the tractor when the ac- cident occurred within a half block of the repair shop. The tractor was damaged when it struck the pole. The machine faill to make the turn and skidded on the grav- eL The Genuine Article The truly genuine Logan county atmosphere of the fair was offered (Continued on Page 38) H, II First Time in 105 fears Without Capps In another part of the Times-News an item tells about a trip Harry B. Capps is taking to the western states. Mount Pulaski w founded by Jabez Capps in 1836, and all through the years the relationship be- came quite large. From Wichita, Kansas, writing to his nephew, Paul F Beidler, Mr. Cspps said in part: ,'When I left Mount PuN askS sunday night, August I0, the city was without a Capps for the first tune in 105 years. It is somewhat remarkable to consider and ponder over circmstances like this." the first to register and filed a Fire Bums Lee Buckles Tenant B Was Strllck by Lightning Last Friday Afternoon t A bolt of lightning whicI struck he tenant barn of Lee Buckles & mile southeast of Mount Pulaski, Friday afternoon about 1:15 respontble for the fire which de troyed the barn and its contents A three-ring circtm had on the action that firefighters as they gav up all hope of the barn and concentrated on pro-: tecting a lmge corn crib ne, a grass fire which spread toward the house ad extinguishing sparks on the roofs of the hou and otr buildings. Tenant Shocked Jim Warren, tenant of Bucki record of Ore Logan County Fur- was pumping water for stock niture Mart which he operates, north of the house and about 200 Fee for registering is $2 and yards from the barn when the dt the law provides a fine of not less astrous holt struck. He was than $25 or more than $100 of avae at the time that the barn imprisonment in the county jail had been struck for he was too for not less than ten days nor btmy shaking himself back toOth- more tha thirty days, or both, er again for he had been shocked and eacl day s violation is deemed by the holt while pumping and one a separate offense. " of his arms was numbed. Starting back to the ho'e, he  not no- The law, apparently aimed at I tice that the rn was on fire un- doing away with si}ent partners, requires each person or person |til his wife rushed mat and owning a business without incor- ed an alarm. porating to register their full Smoke rolled out from names and addresses on forms pro- roof of the barn in huge volun vided in the office of the county and it was only a matter of clerks, onds until the whMe structure It states that no person or per. a mass of flames. No stock was in sons "shall hereafter conduct or the barn at the time and all efo tramsact bUSiness in this state un- forts were made in saving rea- der an assumed name, or under chtnery nearby. A rack and a box wgon as well any designation, name or style, as a manure spreader were ed corporate or otherwise, other than away from the danger zone with the real name or names of the in- dividual or individuals conducting Mrs. Oscar Fleagle and Mrs. Lee or trausa, cting sUch business" tin-Buckles, sere'by neighbors asist- less they register with the county ing" The Mount Pulaski fire clerk. It does not apply to any merit and volunteers began arr[v, ..... corporation organized under state law. ing, but for their efforts the large corncrib just east of the barn The law provides tl't each such business must register within thtr- would heve been destroyS. Plenty : of action was in progre all oer ty days after the act becam'e ef- the farm yard as flames rushed ftlve nd Mr. Tull said a check rapidly over the dry grass toward showed overnor Green signed the house. Some of the flreflghters the act on July 17 making the deadline rext Saturday. (Continued on Page 8) Fractures NeCk When Diving In Shallow Creek National From lnry keet Shoot Donald MO01hiey, 1911, N. Tenth Keith Rothwell of Mount PuN street, Springfield. who was in- askl, William Bushel and Dr. W. jured critically at 3 p.m. Sunday V. Nesbit of Lincoln and Harry when he dived from a fifteen foot Montgomery, Decatur, members of bank into shallow water while he the Lincoln Skeet club were in In- and a group of friends were swim- dismapolis the past weekend at- ruing in Salt creek, four miles tending the national skeet shoot, north of Mount Pulaski, died Mon- Rothwell entered the shoot and day afternoon. had a good score the first day, The 17-year-'old youth, who suf- breaking 90 out of 100. Montgom- feted two fractured vertebrae, was ery, who went with him was also pulled from the water by his corn- in the meet and tied in the first and taken to St. Clara's round with ten others on 250 in Lincoln, then trams- birds but lost out. to St. John's hospital in The er of the meet broke lhysicians said his 425 without a miss. The rnmuerup body was totally paralyzed. Mrs. Mary Throop, Springfield Youth McGhley wa a member of Died' M00ay swimming party composed of her- self, McGhley's cousin, Eugene DouglTerty of this city; Mx Throop's two sisters, Ruby and June Reynolds of Mount Pulaski, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Reynolds of Lincoln. "DOnald tested the water before he dived," Mrs. Thxoop said. 'he water came up to his we;st. It w-s about three feet deep. He then climbed the bank.', "He dived into the wa. We/ could ee his body moving around i under the surface, and ! told the others to grab him, because I knew  must be hurt, We pulled him out snd he told us he couldn't move."