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theast i NeW. norial} medi- 1 homel atur -! ,re shei Mount Pulaski Times-News VOLUME 48 MOUNT PULASKI, ILL., FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1951 NUMBER 231/2 nt ab :est o :he St.&apos; Id, orV ient. i .ts -" ! PULASKI UP ET HILLTOPPER FANS GO "NUTS" AS RAILSPLITTERS GET LICKING 0verconiident NORMAN DANIEL TO Lincoln Five Are] 00z00PCALLEDSTUDITo ARMyOPEN; Broken-hearted I t h e; rNamnaSnC h rl t?ni;'ht :Pff: a t [n s Fans Won't Sleep Much Tonight; Will Be Replaying Game. 47 to 45 A gallant band of Hilltoppers did what most folks thought was the impossible -- whipped the mighty Railsplitters of Lincoln in as thrilling a battle as was ever waged between these two schools. Pulaski's Hilltoppers, the un- derdog, came thru in great shape to break the hearts of not only the Lincoln team but the hun- dreds of loyal .fans who follow. ed them here for m the KI L L. Lincoln Leads Ott scored the first points of the game with a pivot shot from Under. Hinman then came thru With that deadly long shot of his to score. Reveter was called for blocking and Dittus sank his free toss. Hinman picked up a free one on Mason's foul. Hahn then put Pulaski back in the game with anice shot from the side on an out of bounds play. Alberts sank his free one on Mason's foul. Riehner missed his foul shot committed by Ott. Dit- tus went under, took a pass from Hahn to score and Lincoln took time.out with the score, Lincoln 6. Pulaski 5. Ott again opened with a re- bound while Veech missed his free attempt on a foul by Hin- man. Alberts and Veech then each sank free tosses on fouls by Dittus and Reveter. Armstrong now in for Richner. Hinman a- gain scored on a long shot and Reveter pivoted for a basket to give Lincoln a 13 to 6 lead. Pu- laski began to cut the margin When Armstrong sank a free one on Hinman's foul and Armstrong drove in for a leaping shot that clicked for 2 points. Mason foul- ed r3tt who sank one to end the quarter, Lincoln 14, Pulaski 9. Pulaski Pulls Up Pulaski narrowed the edge in the Second quarter. Reveter sank two free ones on. Hahn's foul. Dittus then sank a tong o'ne from the Side but Reveter rebounded a play later to score. Dittus again came thru with a long shot from the Side, leaping in the air. Ott ot another free one on Hahn's lt Dittus was still on the on ROBERT L. CONN, 78, FORMER PUBLISHER, DIED IN SPRINGFIELD Robert L. Conn, clerk 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. Corm came Mount Pulaski, and also handles the studio work at Newman's in Decatur, left today for Fort Leon- ard Wood, Mo., as an inductee into the army. l as a shock to his family and However, he has made ar-[friends. He became ill in his rangements to keep his studio [office in the Supreme Court here and in Decatur operating on I Building Tuesday of last week, the same schedule. Miss Imogene [ and was removed to the hospital Aldrich of Decatur, who has althat night. background of five years experi- [ About three weeks ago he was ence in the photographic field l inducted into office for a third and has been working for Nor-consecutive term as Appellate man the past several months, Court Clerk for this district, hay- will carry on while he is in the ing been re-elected at the No- service. , vember election. He was a Re- Miss Aldrich will be in Mount publican and was first elected Pulaski every Tuesday and Sat-in 1938. urday from 10:00 A.M. to 5 P.M., Mr. Conn, who resided at 857 and Saturday nights until 9:00 South Lincoln Ave., Springfield, P.M. ZION LUTH. CHOIR SINGS AT HOSPITAL December 15 the Zion Luth- eran curch choir presented its annual Christmas concert to a church -filled audience. Since then it has served five times for divine services. Members were happy to rend- er special service during holiday time by going to the Deaconess hospital in Lincoln and joining their voices in caroling for a member, Mrs. Floyd D. Buckles of Mount Pulaski, who is ill. For some extra cheer the members gave Mrs. Buckles a small Christ- mas tree. decorated with cur- rency. The singers caroled, also, over the hospital leud 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 ing, Dec. 28, the choir members and families gathered at the Stoeckel 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 i concert. The party climaxed in l 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 salts were filed. ROBERT I. CONN was born Jan. 10, 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 Corm; 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- ren. a Funeral services were held t 2 p.m. Tuesday, San. 2 in West- minster Presbyterian church in Rev. Edward W. Zieg. ler officiated. Burial was in the Oak LI COL Hilltoppers Mde Fine Showing In Paris Tourney; Lost Finals To Paris Band And Fans  JAMES. BLACKFORD Give Team Royal DIED IN SPRINGFIELD Welcome Home. James M. Blackford, 70, of :3113 South 12th street, Spring- field, Ill., died at 9:00 a.m. Thurs- day, Dec. 28, I950, in the State Hospital, Jacksonville, following a short lllness 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 their 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-Rev. 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, $. H. Stuart, Henry Blackford and Fred Kuznick, the latter of Springfield. Toy Collection For Overseas I all _ i This is the way it would have tread if published before Christ- I mas:. '"this is 'Old Spearhead' Cros- by asking your help in plugging what I consider a very happy, "this 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 Pulaski's gallant Hilltoppers bowed-out of the Paris tourney Friday night in the champion- i 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 vie- 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 q tied it up in the second baskets by Dittus and Hahn. From then on it was a trading affair with Paris always one or two points ahead with the ending 34-34. The third quarter was a royal with the score tied most of the time, Pulaski forging head in the fourth quarter on three free tosses by Neeeh and a basket to give PulaSki a five- point lead. After another Pulaski basket and a free toss and with the lead 49-43, Pulaski, Paris be, gan to hit and tied the count at 49-49, with both teams another basket to end the regular: playing time, 51-51. Paris won in the overtime on (Continued on paffe 2) DIED SATURDAY AT DAUGHTER'S HOME Mrs. Edna Jane Rhoades, 80, a former resident of Assumption, died about 5 p.m. Saturday, Dee.: 30, 1950, in the home of her dau- : ghter, Mrs. James Edward living on the Ambrose Wit, farm two miles northwest of Mount Pulaski. Mrs. Rhoades had been stiying in this community wi her daughter for several years. Besides Mrs. Scott, she is toys to the poor kids overseas, vived by three sons, Jeff of kids whose lives have been so ,,mnto n. Martin of warped by the ravages of war -<7 l- o" :' "t "'i- , ana i-taro a, I [rol M en. that they have to learn how to[ ' ,la- I feel that ou will a'ee ' grandchildren and 13 great-grand v =. "' " 'J-" " o s Ichildren; two sister Mrs John that the t,eglons nae oI oy I,-,,,.._ o" Ocne ^ " n," is something for us to p ug best we an" I Charles Barber, residing in - fornia; and three brothers. 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 overses. The body was removed to home of her son Jeff, near As- sumption by the Stauter funeral home of that city. Funeral services were held at? 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1951, the Baptist church in Burial was in the Ramsey tery. Kill all the time you be sure it is your own.