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PAGE FOUR Relief Driver is ,rned to Death A relief driver was burned to death when trapped in the inferno of a sleeper&apos;s cb as two giant freighters crashed early Wednes- day at tim intersection of routes 48 and 10 near Clinton. W. C. White of Dallas, Tax., was the victim. Drivers of the two trucks made efforts to drag him to aafety but each time were hurled back by leaping gasoline flames. Both Going South The tragedy occurred when a truckload of automobile wheels from the Southwest Wheel Co., of Tax., driven by Howard Cowand, crashed into the rear of a loaded meat truck driven by Ira Moore of Collinsvllle at the in- tersoctiorL Both transports were going a outh on route 48 and Moore ha<l I:opped at the intersection. Cow- and's truck plowed into the rear and immediate burst into flames. Trailer Destroyed The sleeper's cab, where White lay, was located in a projection di- dectly above the driver's seat The flames immediately enveloped this section. The trailer part of Cowand's truck was destroyed and the back of Moore's truck was damaged. Cowand himself was taken to St. Mary's hospital in Decatur suf- erinq from cuts and shock. He quoted by officers as saying he saw the meat truck stop but wa unable to bring his own ma- chine to a stop in time. lluest Delayed Route 48 is heavily traveled by transport trucks at night. As many m 78 have been counted this immer in a traveling distance of about 30 miles. The body of the burned man was : taken to the Carl Stamper funeral here in Weldon and efforts were at once to locate rela- tlves in Dallas. carl stamper, dep- uty coroner, wired the Soutlwest Vnel Co., for instructions. Coroner John Herington of Clin- ton said an inquest date would de- pend upon the time necessary for Cowand to recover. Hospital at- taches t Decatur said he apparent ly is not critically hurt. The Mount Pulaski FRI. AND SAT. SEPT. 26-27 DOUBLE FEATURE 'BLACKOUT' starring Conrod Veldt - V alerle HoB- son NO. 2 Charles Starreff in 'The Medico ot Painted Springs' ALSO SERIAL iii SUNDAY AND MONDAY SEPT. 28-29 Alexander Korda presents 'That Hamilton Woman' with Vivlan keigh and Laurence Olivier i IIIII WED. AND THURS. OCT. I-2 'NICE GIRL? with Deanna Durbin, Franchof Tone, Robert Stack, Walter Brennan, Robert Benckley|Helen Broder- Beg;nnlng Friclay, ,Oct. 3rd, all shows start at 7 o dock. Doors open at 6:30 o'dock. Champion Wing Shot of World Cap+. Bogardus' Record Never Equalled More than a half century ago Logan county possessed a citizen of more than national reputation, and that man was Captain A. H. Bogardus of Elkhart, the cham- pion wing shot of the world. Cap- tain Bogardus was born in Albany county, New York, about 1832 and at the age of 15 yeats began his shooting career. He was a tall  strong lad. and developed into a large and muscular man, capable of great endurance, exertion and exposure. In his boyhood .the game found in his native county consisted principally of ruffled grouse and woodcock, which were difficult birds for beginners to kill. He re- ceived no instruction in the art of shooting, but possessed a quick eye and a steady nerve. In 1856 he came to Illinois, and settled on the Sangamon river near Petesburg, where .he found ample opportunity to indulge his natural fondness for hunting. Game of all kinds was found in abundance. To use his own lamguage, it was a paradise for the sportsman, and here in the land of abundant game was de- veloped that remarkable skill .n the use of the gun that made the name of Captadn Bogardus a fa- miliar one throughout the land. He remained in Sangamon county two years, and then moved to Elk- hart, where he resided many years, and then located in Lincoln. The first appearance of Captain Bogardus in public as a shooter was in 1868. He had tlen been a field shot for 18 years, and had often been ihvited and urged to at- tempt contests at pigeon shooting, but until 1868 he had never seen a pigeon trap. The first public pigeon shooting in which he enter- ed s a contestant was in St. Louis, Mo., where he was moder- ately successful. This resulted in a match between himself and Cough Stanton of Detroit, Mich., for $200 a side, the match being for 50 birds 'each, and contested at Elkhart. It resulted in Bogardus killing 46 birds, and his opponent 40. Space forbids following Captain Bogardus in his wonderful career from this time until he received the medal as the champion wing shot of America, nor through hi MOUNT PWLASKI TIMES-NEWR. MOUNT PULASKI. ILLINOIS I[URSDAY, SEPT. still more remarkable career in 1 Mr. and Mrs. John Erlenbush ttmadtes while in nurses' England where he met and con- ] left Sunday for their home in I the Springfield hospital, iquered the most renowned shotslWashington. Ia., affter a visit oflfield, many years ago. of the old world, thus earning the j five days with his mother, Mrs. I +itl ^ ^ ^i ^- ^*  the |Maggie Erlenbush, and sisters IFRIENDS NIGHT AT . l Mrs. Willard Kratzer and Mrs. I EASTERN STAR LODG worlo. I George Guiso. j Mount Pulaski Chapter N This sketch would be incomplete Mrs. Ethel Bowman of CUsco, I Order of Eastern Star, w without a brief mention of his four i visited in the city last Friday with I serve Friends Night Wea sons, all of whom to a greater or her friend, Mrs. Fred C. Spenler. ] October 1, friends of the lo l e s s extent partook o f t h e Tbe women were former class- leers to occupy the chairs. characteristics of their father Price.... You will find our prices to be reasonable wherever you live. in their love for the sports- man's life and their skill in shooting, Eugene, the eldest, at 20 years of age, ",;'as champion with the rifle in 1879. He frequent- ly knocked the ashes off a cigar at 35 feet with a ball from a Win- chester rifle. Edward, at 14 years. gave wonderful promise of becom- ing an excellent sleet with both rifle and shotgun. Peter, the third son, began shooting when 8 years old. The youngest, at five years of age, began to use .his 32-caliber rifle, and with the utmost 'eas would shoot at a distance of 3 feet at glass balls lld in his fa- ther's hand. There was probably not another child in the world of his age capable of performing this feat. Calling/kl Corn Picker FOR INSPECTION! Plan Talent Ouesf Officers of the Walther Leagues of the Zion Lutheran churcis in Lincoln, nt Pulaski and Chest- nut, he}d a business meeting in the Lincoln church a 8 p.m. last Fri- day to make plans for t.,e 1942 Talent Quest to be held in Lincoln. A group of relatives and fiends assembled last Sunday t the home of George Deibert, one male west of the city, for a potluck dinner bh-*hday celebration. The Monday Night Club met on .pt. 22 with Mrs. Wesley Laughery and the diversion wa-s Five Hun- dred. The prizes were awarded to Mrs. William B. Jenner, Mrs. Wal- ter A. Schafer and Mrs. Lena Schaefer. The next club  hostess will be Mrs. Fred J. Roth. There are four (4) Nval Train- StBtions where Naval recruits are trained before going abroad ship or entering one of the Traae Schools. They are at Newport, Rhode Island; <:ret Lakes, Ill.; Norfolk, Vir.; and San Diego, Cal. Farmers we can'+ be +oo urgent in our reminding you +o have the ROLLERS ON YOUR CORN PICKERS before +he husking season starts Those we rebuilt last year have given fine satisfaction Fred Holmes PHONE 325 MOUNT PU ISIO TROY O. TIMM Says: "Marvels have convinced me that | isn't necessary to buy expensive brand to get highest quality in cigaret.ff. Marvels are mild, yet they t me ftdJ emt smoking enjoyment." TROY O. TIMM, Count Sm'l,jo,', Tuseola, RY Marvels. Ask yourself if you ever smoked a better mgarette at any price. Marvels are mild, rea//y mild. Marvels are smootl But with all their mildness and smoothness, they have a rich, round, satisfying taste that reaches deep down to let you know you're smoking and make you glad you are! I'IHANO BROTHER PHILADELPHIA, PA. OWIN@, :!! SEDAN AMBULANCE SERVICE SCHAHL Funeral Home Sedan Ambulance Service Phone 235 Mount Pulask