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. jg .... , - ! i '00Mount Pulaski Times-News MOUNT PULASKI, ILL., THURSDAY, JAN. 4, 1951 NUMBER 23 Cagen And Fans To Invade G00msium Friday Night 0vBroadca:d Grote tor rxL , n w ZlLA a In Springfield. [KEEP STUDIO OPEN; to 00ICALLED TO ARMY IAthe__dx4P  .Mcm.t IPilll(mll',) Norman Sehh, who operates d "'" _nora mo  | the Norman Daniel Studio in to  .w  try to  in [ Mount Pulaski, and also handles me nfl lImLki | the studio work at Newman's in  Ll-n: ard Wood, Mo., as an inductee num ts to tlm me ow WMAy smtn, m,vmr, m, !mm,ous nme  sm Ik a=ouat w,m nt  ed uam ,ftor umt m t'aJmkia Same tttag wr about 8:80  8:45, I euld catch up with bT lumeme. ..Lincoln comes to Mount Pules- tea Friday night Of thit week, Seeking their first win frg thel "hated" rivals, the Hilltoper Who have turned them back th, last five times out of thq last s games. Last year practitally th, same Lincoln team  by score of 52-34. Io, this bOUld b the year. Friday night's game With Lin- coln might Just as wq I be a state finals tourney gae as far aa interest and pre-garat excite- Decatur, left today for Fort Leon. into the army. However, he has made ar- rangements to keep his studio here and in Decatur operating on I the same schedule. Miss Imogene ! Aldrich of Decatur, who has a baokground of five years experi- ence in the photographic field and has been working for Nor- man the past several months, will carry on while he is in the service. Miss Aldrich will be in Mount Pulaski every Tuesday and Sat-! urday from 10:00 AAI. to 5 P.M., arid Saturday nights until 9:00 P.M. ZION LUTH. CHOIR gNGS AT HOSFITAL December 15 the Zion Luth. ran church choir presented its annual Christmas concert to a hurch-filled audience. Since then it has served five times [or divine services. ment is concerned. IAn ......... Members were happy to rend- coin rees tnat tntt is thelri ..... ^. +.. .  . .... er special service during holiday . _,-v y,a .... e We nn_.t|tim e by going to the Deaconess "-, uo In many  ldl'hoDital jn L|reln rand nin ^aQ noottn a.uIw. hey ..lmember, Mrs. Floyd D. Buckles vuLw4ze IOIIKI codt21Dle|nf Mount Pulsar| wh,  H p.. leh is quite a hazaileap foil some extra cheer the members the locals have only two me gave Mrs. Buckles a small Christ. of good heightHahn, 6.3, a, Dittus, 6.1. But that 't dis uraged local fans tO@much fo ey feel that in vle of past encounters between the twt teams that the underd in the games has upset the d buck many times in the Pat. It is going to be interesting b see Just how early fol are gt. hag to start lining up for t game. Doors will op st fire O'clock with the d teta game underway at ? o Clock. T's Will mean a two-houm wait I%. fore garnetime. Folks are gitg to start the line long  efo:e tn we are told, and soz e IAnCqn fans are planning on at 2:00. (My busted b locals fans want to the gym they had bet being" there early. (Continued on P P-TA AITNEY ek ). DU, IZ let lvqde . planon Like to Eat? The tt, sow to attend the Jttne s,pt to be sponsored by i , ,r. reacher Association ol the munt Pulaski Consolldat grade SChool , to be held] ,edntday i evening, Jan. 17th. I I Vlng wflli start at 5:30 paM. In Sew dln- ing room of the scho$ On the menu will chlcken and noodles, ham ar, eet po- potato Peas, baked bear, @ .0 salads of all kinds, and e made pies and cakes. FF LEONARD HAl .*-LD IN HOSPITAL IN T O Pfc. Leonard Hat2i, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Guytfield of l city, who has t with the U, S. Army in Korms now a patient in the armspital in Tokyo, Japan. While k a moun- talnslde recently, I orea, he fell and sustained his left shoulder, th, hurt in a baseball , e, mas tree, decorated with cur. rency. The singers caroled, also, over the hospital loud speaker system, thereby bringing Christ- mas cheer to all the patients. The choir also remembered their director and accompanist, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Stoeckel, with a Christmas purse. After having worked conscien- tiously for some time recreation is quite in place. Thursday even- ing, Dec. 28, the choir members and families gathered at the Stoeekel home on North Lafay- ette street for an evening of fun. All enjoyed the group games, the quizzes, and listening to the recording of their own Christmas concert. The party climaxed in relishing stollen, doughnuts, co. coa, cookies and coffee. The members will assemble at 7:30 P. M. Tuesday, Jan. 9, to begin practicing for the Lenten and Easter season. MARRIAGE LICENSES ISSUED IN LOGAN, 1950 A total of 278 marriage lic- enses were issued at the court house in Lincoln by County Clerk Claude C. Tull, in 1950. June and July tied for the lead with 33 each. In Circuit court there were 49 divorce suits filed; 35 decrees were granted, and two separate maintenance suits were filed. MRS. IVYRUTLEDGE MARRIED DECEMBER Mrs. Ivy Rutledge, daughter of Mrs. William E. Holmes, Mount Pulaski, and Neis Gusts/ Berg, of Kewanee, Ill., were married at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 1950, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Frazier on South Washington St., the ceremony being performed by Shelby E. Curtis, Justice of the Peace. Mr. and Mrs. Berg left im- mediately for Kewanee, where they will reside. Mr. Berg is em- ployed in that city by the Ke- wanee Boiler Wim. ROBERT L. CONN, 78, FORMER PUBLISHER, DIED IN SPRINGFIELD Robert L. Conn, erk of the Appellate Court, Third District died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 1950, in Memorial hospital in Springfield, Ill., aged 78 years. The death of Mr. Conn came as a shock to his family and friends. He became ill in his office in the Supreme Court Building Tuesday of last week and was removed to the hospital that night About three weeks ago he was inducted into office for a third consecutive term as Appellate Court Clerk for this district, hav- ing been re-elected at the No- vember election. He was a Re- publican and was first elected in 1938. Mr. Conn, who resided at 857 South Lincoln Ave., Springfield, ROBERT L, CONN was born Jan. I0, 1872 in Virden. He located in Springfield more than 50 years ago. In early life he was employed on newspapers in that city. He was managing editor for 14 years of the Illinois Bar Journal. He formerly publish- ed the Rantoul Press and then came to Mount Pulaski and pur- chased the old Times which he published several years, making a large number of friends here He sold the business here and moved back to Springfield after being apopinted chief deputy clerk of the Illinois Supreme Court, a position he held for 23 years. Decedent is survived by his wife, Anzunetta M. Irwin Conn; two daughters, Miss Roberta Conn, librarian of the Appellate Court; and Mrs. Robert F. Pres. ton, of Dixon; and one son, At- torney Robert L. Conn Jr., of Decatur; and three grandchild. 'eno Funeral services were held at p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 in West- minster Presbyterian church in Springfield. Roy. Edward W. Zieg. ler officiated. Burial was in the Oak Ridge cemetery, Springfield. iS Orb WEDDING ANNIVERSARY I DINNER SUNDAY, JAN. 7 A dinner will be served in the Mount Pulaski Legion Home at noon on Sunday, Jan. 7, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Birks, who observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24, 1950. i A reception for friends will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. PAPER DRIVE WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, JAN. 6 The Mount Pulaski Boy Scouts will sponsor a Paper Drive on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 6. Holi- day time brought an extra ac- cumulation of waste paper, and the Scouts want to gather it up to raise funds for their activities. All are familiar with tying up bundles and leaving same on their front porches. Be ready for the boys when they go about the city Saturday. Hilltoppers Made Fine Showing In Paris Tourney: Lost Finals To Paris Band And Fans JAMES. BLACKFORD Give Team Royal DIED IN SPRINGHELD Welcome Home. James M. Blackford, 70, of 3113 South 12th street, Spring- field, Ill., died at 9:00 a.m. Thurs- day, Dec. 28, 1950, in the State Hospital, Jacksonville, following a short illness He had been hos- pitalized but one week, being removed from the St. John's hos- pital in Springfield. Mr. Blackford was born Sept. 5, 1880 in Mount Pulaski, Ill., a son of Charles and Mary Skinner Blackford. He spent his boyhood here, and attended local schools. In Decatur on Dec. 25, 1914, he married Marguerite Shaw, form. er resident of Lincoln. For sev- eral years they had made thei home in Springfield. Decedent was a member of the Illiopolis Christian church. Besides his wife he is survived by a stepson, Louis S. Martinie, of Decatur; three brothers, Daniel and Charles, of Mount Pulaski; and Oscar of Lincoln; two step. grandchildren. The body was removed to the Schahl funeral home in Mount Pulaski where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, conducted by Rex,. Robert Wilkes pastor of the Christian church. Appropriate music was rendered by Mrs. Frank E. Turley. Burial was in Mount Pulaski cemetery. Pallbearers were David Hawk, William Jenner, Art Mill- er, J. H. Stuart, Henry Blackford and Fred Kuznick, the latter of Springfield. FOX DRIVE AT LANESVILLE SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th As a polio benefit, the Lanes- ville Home Bureau unit will spon sora Fox Drive on Saturday, Jan. 6th, and all interested will meet in the Lanesville town hall at 9 a.m., and start from that point. Only shotguns will be used. Members will serve dinner in the hall at noon. i ii i iii Toy Collection For Overseas i ii i i i i This is the way it would have read if published before Christ- mas: 'l'his is 'Old Spearhead' Cros. by asking your help in plugging what I consider a very happy, '"rhis year I'm really the old bewhiskered guy himselfPop. pa Santa Claus--not only on the spinning platter, but litterly, as well. "At their 1950 National Con. vention the American Legion made me Honorary Chairman of the Tide of Toys Program. We want to send at least 10 million toys to the poor kids overseas, kids whose lives have been so warped by the ravages of war that they have to learn how to play. I feel, that you will agree that the Legion's Tide of Toys is something for us to plug as best we can." The Mount Pulaski post of the American Legion is starting a collection with the idea being that the American kiddies will select a toy from his own Christ- mas tree, write a little note on it to its eventual recipient some. where overseas. If you decide to send toys, and please do, make sure they are not past repairing. Next step is to Call 317 in Mount Pulaski, stating that you have toys that you wish picked up by one of the local Boy Scouts. Thanks for making Mount Pu. laski stand out as one of the big contributors. Pulaski's gallant Hilltoppers bowed.out of the Paris tourney Friday night in the champion. ship game with Paris only after the host team was forced into an overtime to do the job, losing by a 54-52 score. Sporting a 6-point lead with only a little over two minutes to go, it looked like a Pulaski vic. -: tory, but Paris go hot and three quick baskets tied it up. Hahn then came thru to make it 51-49, . but a Paris basket in the last seconds tied it up. In the overtime Paris eked out a basket and two free throws while the Hilltoppers had to settle for a free toss by Dittus. Fans are still not satisfied with one basket they took away from Hahn in the overtime, when he went down the floor to score the tieing basket. He was awarded a free toss instead, but missed it. Pulaski, after a slow start, which found them behind 14-9 midway, pulled up to a 13-16 deficit as the quarter ended. They tied it up in the second with baskets by Dittus and From then on it was a trading affair with Paris always one two points ahead with the half ending 34-34. The third quarter was a royal with the score tied most of the time, Pulaski forging a. head in the fourth quarter on three free tosses by Veech and a basket to give Pulaski a five. point lead. After another basket and a free toss and wlth. the lead 49-43, Pulaski, Paris gan to hit.and tied the count at 49-49, with both teams another basket to end the playing time, 51-51. Paris won in the overtime or o DIED SATURDAY AT i DAUGHTER'S HOME Mrs. Edna Jane Rhoades, former resident of Assumption, died about 5 p.m. Saturday, 30, 1950, in the home of her dau- ghter, Mrs. James Edward living on the Ambrose Witt two miles northwest of Pulaski. Mrs. Rhoades had staying in this community her daughter for several Besides Mrs. Scott, she vived by three sons, eff of sumption; Martin, of Decatm' and Harold, of Detroit, Mich. grandchildren and 13 children; two sister, Mrs, Gallup, of Oconee, and Charles Barber, residing in , fornia; and three brothers. The body was removed to home of her son Jeff, near sumption by the Stauter home of that city. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1951, the Baptist church in Burial was in the Ramsey ceme, tery. IHC FAMILY AT HS JANUARY The Smith Implement Co., ternational Harvester Dealer Mount Pulaski, will sponsor free family party in the ship high school gym at 7:30 m., Wednesday, Jan. 10. No talk, just clean, lively entertain; ment. Bring the whole family. Your International Hit Stars of stage fame, and top ent, including: Watts and man, musical nonsense; and His Magic; John LaMothe, I playing your favorite tunes Burdetts, juggling and globe ling. ? i