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ml! I I ,111 i I ii ! Jl,i i i H ,HI ,,J in, IHL I m I I EDITORIALS II PARTY FUN WHERE WOULD YOU FIND UNCLE EB SAYS i MOUNT PULASKI TIMES-NEWS MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS i i Published and entered as second class matter in the potoflice at Mount Pulaski, Illinois, Nov. 17, 1960, under the Act of Congress of March 9, 1879. I II i iiii i I iiii (Joined with Mount Pulaski News, August 1, 1982) ill I HARRY J. WIBLE Editor and Publisher I II I i m oz Sub,rip,ion: Three Months 40c; Six Months 75c; One Yesa r (in county) $1.50; One Year (outside county) $2.00. Published every Thursday. i i i , ii , , ii , THURSDAY v JANUARY 2t, 1941 AIRPLANES NOW SPEED FASTER THAN BUL- LETS, AND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNINGI "An Army arplane has, in a late test, at- tained a speedof 520 miles an hour--faster than a bullet," relates William F. McDermott in the current Rotarn magazine. "An airplane speed of II CHESTNUT II, II. Marvin McVicker returned Fri- day to Camp Skokie Valley at Glenview following a Christmas visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis A. McVicker. Miss Lela Lowe and Miss Mar- ian Simcoe, in nurses' training in St. Francs hospital, Peoria, spent Christmas week here with their parents. A group of relatives were enter- rained at a holiday party Thurs- evening, Dec. 26, by Mrs. Heft. All enjoyed a social ning. Refreshments were ser-  and an exchange of gifts Ede: Those present were Ben Heft, daughters Treva, Margaret and FA|een, Mr. and Mrs. Merlin Warrick, Atlanta; Mr. and Mrs : arl Forsythe and son, Broadwell; _r. and Mrs. Bertel Heft and son Eldon, Moun Pulaski; Mrs. Alta Cinchona, Clinton; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Heft and son erald, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Heft, son Har- old, daughter Joan, Orville Heft, Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, Chest- Jaekie and Bobby Warriek not attend on account of ill-i Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holzaepel,  m. Betty Wuoden and James | abe, of Benton Harbor, Mich., re Clristmas day guests of Mrs. )Izaepel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Suedmeier. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morris and Ri Baker, of Chestnut, Mr. and Mr James Fink, son Leon, dauglhter Joy, of Hallsvflle, return- ed to their homes Friday follow- llg a Christmas visit in Mount Vernon with Eugene S. Baker and and Frank Baker, brother father of Mrs. Morris. They also called on former Chestnut residents there, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Breeze and son. They spent Thursday with a cousin, Ezra Ba- ker, andfamily. Darrell Lakin, student in Pur- University, Lafayette, Ind., is making a holiday vacation visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. AI- Lakin. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hinds and family, of Manito, visited here ov- er Christmas with her mother, Mrs, Alta Abbott. Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Goldsmith visited in Herrick over Christmas with her mother, going then to age, Me., to spend the re- lnder of week wiU friends and relatives. Everett Baker of Des Plaines visited here during the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willm Baker. Kizer of Detroit, Mich., made a Christmas visit with his parers, Mr. and Mrs, Loren Ki- zer. Another holiday guest in the 'Klzer lome was Robert Lindsey of Sacramento, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Koenig and sons Were Christmas day visi- tors in Decatur with his mother, Mrs. Margaret Koenig. Mi Hannah Giese, teacher in the high school, has been making a holiday visit with her parents in dwardsville. Mrs. Mile Pitcher and little son left the day after Christmas for their home in Waukon, Iowa, fol- a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred W. Zelle. Mr, and Mrs. Francis Myrick 1 , in  afore Mount Pulaski Times.News 600 to 700 miles an hour is in sight." It ;s the octane content of the gasoline that makes such speeds possible, Mr. McDermott points out, and it is a former Russian exile, now becom- ing a naturalized American citizen, who has made the discoveries that permit this hope. "The name of 73-year-old Vladimir N. Ipafieff was for years revered in Russia much like Thomas A. Edison's was in America," he writes. Quitting Russia in protest at what was hap- pening, Prof. Ipafieff came to America to become a lecturer at Northwestern University and chem- ical research director for an oil company. Here he has worked out a process of condensing the molecules of a gas that was formerly wasted in the "cracking" of crude oils to make gasoline, with such results that Mr. McDermott reports "this pro- cess represents a saving of 75 million barrels of crude oil a year". This pepped-up gas promises speeds up to or bet:ter than 700 miles an hour, Author McDermott shows, and "there are still 4 billion untested ways of trying to make belier gasoline, any of which oy be an improvement on What is known today!" Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Morris. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bennell and son Harry, of Chicago, and Elmer Baker of Joliet, were Christmas day guests of the lat- ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vil- liam Baker. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Randolph of Chicago visited here during part l of the holidays with his mother, Mrs. Catherine Randolph, and] All: theny, Bertel Carlson, E. C. My- rick, Ernest Blakeman, Ralph Au- ghenbaugh, Albert Buehler, Gilbert Schmidt. Samuel Hatchett and Louis Emery, served a 25c noon luncheon to the public, beginning at 12 o'clock, the proceeds to be for the church. The menu was creamed chicken , hot biscuits, mashed potatoes, salad, pie and coffee. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Donnan, brother, William Randolph. living northwest of Chestnut, en- the bove were Christmas daytertained a company of relatives dinner guests of Miss Mae John- with a goose dinner on Christmas Son at Beason. ]day. The guests were Mr. and Leonard Obery and son Junior I Mrs Glenn Donnan of Chicago; visited relatives in Chicago over Mr." and Mrs. Lester Donnan. Christmas. I daughter Norma. son David, of H. D. Bowden, Illinois Central t Bloomington: Clarence ,Gallagher agent, and wife, made a Christmas I and daughter Nancy. of Pleasant day visit in Edwardsville with ler Plains- Mrs. Francis Gallagher parents, t and M'iss Bess Gallagher, of Lin- Dr. and Mrs. J. W. Dunn great- t coln. ly appreciate receiving so many t Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koenig of beautiful Christmas cards and St. Louis. Mo., arrived here Sat- greetings from friends. Dr. Dunn, urday and made a few days' holi- who has been ill since October, ac- companied by a nurse, departed last Friday for the Veterans' hos- pital in Asheville, N. Car., to re- ceive medical care. The Sunday School of Zion Lu- theran church held the promotion of classes Sunday. Commencing on the evening of Monday, Jan. 6, the officers, teachers and substi- tutes will begin their course of study on "The Old Testament" un- der direction of the pastor, Rev. F. W. Hein. Several Chestnut people were in Mount Pulas)d Saturday afternoon and attended the funeral of Mrs. W. H. Stafford. SOLDIER BOYS "HONORED Billy Bland, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bland, Junior Matheny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jolm Mathe- ny, and Paul Armstrong. son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Armstrong, home on a furlough visit Christ- mas week with their parents, de- parted on the Green Diamond Monday evening from Mount Pu- laski on their return trip to Camp MacDill Field at Tampa, Florida. In G. A. R. hall Sunday evening a holiday party was given by the Misses Evelena Baker, Donna Bland and Lois Watson in lnor of Miss Marian Simcoe, a student nurse in St. Francis hospital, Pe- oria, who was home on a Christ- mas time visit. The three soldier boys were also honored guests. Refreshments were served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sim- eoe. A Christmas dinner was served in tl high school gymnasium at noon on that day by Mrs. Grace Baker and Mrs. William Bland. Each child received a candy stock- ing or Christmas tree as a favor, which were compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Roert Keck. The cen- ter-piece at each table was a large popcorn cake ornamented with red candles, the shape being tlt of an angel food cake, candles and toy Santa Claus' also were used as table decorations, making a beautiful picture. A large Christ- mas tree placed in the center of the gymnasium was lighted which completed the setting. The women of the Methodist church met this Thursday, Jan. 2, day visit with their daughter, Mrs. Carl Stoll, and husband. Mrs. George McAllister and daughter Miss Janice. of Lincoln called on friends here Saturday. Miss Norma Stoll of Champaign has been making a holiday vaca- tion visit with, her parents, Mr. and Ms. Jacob Stoll. The Fellowship Club of Zion Lutheran church met in the church Tuesday evening. Michael Leimbach, who suffered an attack of pneumonia at Christ- mas time, is reported much im- proved. Rev. F. W. Hein conducted New :Yeur's day services at 10 a. m. in Zion Lutheran church. The annu- al congregational meeting was held at 1 p. m., and officers were elected. STATE AND FEDERAL GET NICE SLICE OF LEIMBACH ESTATE State and federal estate taxes totaling $12,177.38 have been as- sessed against the $148,543.93 es- tate of the late William Henry Leimbach, according to a tax re- turn filed in te Macon county court in Decatur Thursday, Dec. 26. The federal state tax amount- ed to $11,344.65 and the state Claimed an inheritance tax of $832.73. Mr. Iimbach. a former resident of the vicinities of Latham and Mount Pulaski, who was a director of the Chestnut State bank, died in Decatur last March. His estate included farm lands in Macon, Lo- gan and Christian counties valued at $125,725.63. He also owned se- curities and bank accounts in Chestnut, Mount Pulaski and La- tham valued at $20,725.63. The estate was distributed as follows: William H. Leimbach, Jr., son, Chestnut, $29,038.96; Mrs. Louisa Leimbach, widow, Decatur, $43,558.44; Hubert E. Leimbach, for an all day meeting at the son, Decatur, $29,038.96; Harold l church to sew for the Red Cross. Cassell, grandson, Decatur, $,-i The committee in clarge of the ;1948 Everett Cassell dson January meeting, namely Mes- I . , gran , daes Albert Lakin, Jo Ma-lDecatur, $14,519.48. I! WAYS TO MAKE PIN MONEY ANECDOTES ODDS 'N ENDS " BY LILLIAN The old year of 1940 is dying and as we stand on hreshhoJd of a new year, we are wondering what secrets 1941 is withholding, trusting it will do its best by us, we realize is up to us--each and every one--what we make of it, whetol] er we enjoy it or how we endure it. And as we hope this nell  yar wilt bring a few of our dearest wishes, I think it is {e grand time to look back into the old year and round up fhm things which have meant the most to us, the things whlclei 'stand out' and have brought smiles and tears, sighs anc-7 1 cheers. They go hand in hand and brighten or shadow fhl'" days, which all together, make up another year in our Ive' A quick glance back tO the beginning of the old e year brings to mind the extreme cold weather we all had ! be to endure and a severe illness I felt I could not endure. nt, But even sickness has its compensations. Our kind neig11- ,hs. bars helped with the work and brought dishes of food, IS' specially prepared, which tasted exceptionally good be- r T cause of their thoughtfulness. The weary, paln-filled days E at the hospital were brightened by the anxious concern [' of my family and the lovely cards and leffers from our ki friends. In the long days, as I slowly recuperated, I read We and reread the cheerful messages. 7'dJ I gained a new friend at this time. Her own mother waBe sick then, and when she came to visit her, she would stop ale minute to see me. She did this at first just because 'she knew i ] someone who knew me', but her very welcome visits soon be- came more regular and that was the beginning of one of fhe weetest friendships I have ever. known. May also brought the death of a dear neighbor, and weft did our bit to help make the trying days easier and lessen the suffering of those who felt their loss so keenly. The lovely month of June gave us graduaffon day and I felt very proud as my oldest child received her dl. : ploma along wffh the other elghth-grade graduates. June also brought the looked-forward-to vacations for the H youngsters and they each spent a couple weeks at Grandmothers. Celebration of the Fourth as we made ice cream under the big shae flee in our yard =nd invited others in to share it with us; Harvest time which was soon over--thanks to modem machinery--4arincjing very liffle extra work for me, when compared to the big threshing crews we once had to cook and wash for. The hot days of August came and another year was add- ed to my age. B t scarcely felt it, because "at thirty-four, as you may recoil, one ain't so old, after all." (Quite poetic, eh? Preparations for school began; trips to the delt, new dresses made, shoes and other clothing bought, also books, tablets and pencil boxes as the children got ready to go back to their 'readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmetic.' Fall months brought school dys and the big problem of s='_ packing nourishing lunches five days out of seven. (sigh). Corn picking was finished ahead of the colder weather and again we were thankful for the conveniences which made this pos- sible. It was in the month of November, I sfarfod editing this column. I have enjoyed doing this and sincerely hope it has helped someone, just a liHle. I apprecieted so very much the cards and leHers you sent me, ontalnij your favorite recipes and hlnt, for others to try. There's a lot of friendliness and neighborliness in the wodd end this column of ours is proving it. December has brought another wedding anniversary (our fifteenth) and one of the loveliest Christmases we have ever known. As we gathered around the beautiful Christmas tree, with the gifts beneath it, family ties were cemented a little closer and I thought how grand it is,to be living in America, where families have the privilege of spending Chrlsfmas to- gether: tall young nephews, eager, carefree children, and sweet grandmothers. Where the bright-clored lights are blazing all night: no 'blackouts', no need to huddle in bomb- proof cellars and subways and instead of the deafening roar of anthaircraft guns or the whine of a falling bomb end the sickening "BOOM" as it strikes, we heard the soft whirr of a movie camera, recording pictures of merry, laughing faces, happy children playing with their toys. These movies will be treasured by the next generation. And we heard ;,he sweet voices of carolers, as they stood outside our window and sang, "Silent Night, Holy Night, All is Calm, All is Bright." This backward glance has shown me that 1940 has been very much llke any other yeer, beMer in some ways, per- haps, maybe not so good in other ways, depending as usual on the way you look at it. I am glad I cannot look into the New Year and see what it will bring. It's much nicer not to know, but to live each day 0s ;t comes, working and hoping for the best.Of this I am sure: NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FORTY-ONE will bring to all of us, joys and pain, loss and a gain, and as we go through this year together let us take the biffer with the sweet without complaining. The liHle annoyances, the things we know we can- not change, let us learn to accept them gracefully and in time we may even learn to like them. Let us sincerely try to make the most of what we have, to get some happiness out of life and pass if on to other folks. "ULLIAN."