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Mount Pulaski Times-News VOLUME 48 MOUNT PULASKI. ILL. THURSDAY. JAN. 1 I. 1951 t. Pulaski Upsets Lincoln Cagers 47-, Feitshans-Pulaski Came Tuesday Was Thriller But Locals Lost, 43-40 Leroy Ha]berg's Fine Club Won Close Game Tuesday. SPRINGFIELD TUESDAY Sl:a'tugfleld high .hooL coach. el by Herb Scheffler, comes here Tueaday utght of uext week for two games. This should be an- other thrilling game as Spring- field m.e city champs having de- PFC. L. HATFIELD BACK FROM KOREA; IN INDIANA HOSPITAL Pfc. Leonard Hatfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hatfield, of Mount Pulaski, was with the Army in Korea, and a few weeks ago he injured his left should- er while on a mountainside. He feared Fel recenUy, was sent to the army hospital * * * in Tokyo, Japan to recuperate. A redhot Feitshans cage outfit That information was given in took a thrillin, ball game here, ] the Times-News Thursday of last Tuesday night'from the Hilltop-I week, and everybod.y..suppOaSed pers by a 43-40 score, when the I that Leonard was sull In p . outcome in doubt up until the J The fact is, he started on a last minute, i plane trip January 4th, to re- Feitshans, coached by Leroy Halberg, former Mount Pulaski coach, started out like a house afire, making their first four shots good on long, pivot and drive-in shots. They missed their fifth shot and lead Pulaski 8-1 before the locals pickedup two more free tosses. Armstrong car- tied the mall in he first quart- er and drove in for two baskets while Dittus drove under for one to make the count 10-13 as the quarter ended. Peitshans not quitesQhot as in the first quarter, still managed to Widen the gap a trifle altho Pulaski went ahead early on Veech's long shot, Dittus' basket from the side and a basket on a fake by Hahn. 16-15. From then on the lead changed hands and was tied until Robinson sank two to make it 18-22. d TaL-d Quarter Feitshans ran the count to 19- 27 early in the quarter before the Hilltoppers began fighting back. Featuring the play in this (Continued on page 8) Mrs. T. W. Moore. 88. Died Monday At Lin. Hospital Services Held at Church Yes2erday Afternoon. turn to the states, and on Friday night appeared at the high school gymnasium to see the Lin coin-Mount Pulaski basketball game. He was a former player on the teams here during his high school years. Leonard left Monday for an army hospital in Atteberry, Ind., to remain while convalescing. Kansas from Logan County. The family later returned to this area and located in Mount Pulaski. On Nov. 22, 1883, Thomas W. Moore and Cornelia Sams Went to Lincoln, Illinois and were married by Rev. T. T. Holton. They went to housekeeping on his farm four miles west of Mt. (Continued on page 12) PROGRAM - JITNEY SUPPER BY P-TA ON WEDNESDAY, JAN, 17 Plan to eat out next Wednes- day evening, Jan. 17, when the Parent-Teacher Ass'n. of the Mount Pulaski Consolidated Grade School will serve a Jitney Supper, in the dining room at the school. Serving will begin at 5:30 p.m. You'll find the following good things to eat: chicken and novdl- es, ham and sweet potatoes, creamed peas, baked beans, po- tato salad, jell-o salads and home-made pie and cake of all kinds. The proceeds from this supper will be used to purchase a band instrument, which will be a gift to the grade school. BROTHER OF HARRY SISK DIED JAN. 6 IN LINCOLN HOSPITAL James Homer Sisk, of Lincoln, Illinois, veteran of World War I, died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 1951, in the Deaconess hospit- al in that city. He was aged ov- er 56 years. Mrs. Cornelia Sams Moore, Widow of Thomas W. Moore, who for many years lived at the corn- er of Cooke and Marion streets, Mount Pulaski, was removed on Sunday afternoon to the Dea- Coness hospital, Lincoln, in the Schahl ambulance. She passed away at 8:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 1951, aged 86 years, 7 months No. 263. and 1 day. Death came as the result of a sudden heart attack He leaves to mourn his passing Although failing in health the his wife; two sons, Harry E. and Past few years, Mrs Moore had I James R., and one daughter, Mrs. able to be oread and was Wilfor. d D ews, all_of Lincol._.-' been up town during the Chrlstmas!granacnitoren; ana one ore e, Shopping season [Harry Sisk, of Mount Pulaski. . Cornelia Sams" was born June{ Funeral services were held at  1864, in a log cabin on a2P'm-Tuesday, J_an.._9,L[nncoth: I wrlgnt Iunerm nomc tn , arm near Sallna, Kansas, tlel daughter of John and Margaret conducted by Rev. L. H. Appel. Foer Sams, who had gone to Burial was in the Zion cemetery. COLUMNIST TO ADDRESS W. CLUB FRIDAY AFTERNOON The Mount Pulaski Woman's club will meet in the Legion Home at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12 under the department of Public Relations. Mrs. W. G. Matthews is program chairman. The program will include sev- eral musical numbers by high school students, and an interest- ing and instructive address by l Otto R. Kyle, well-known column ist on the Decatur Herald and Review. His subject, "News, Propaganda and Publicity. The January hostesses are: Mrs. Orville E. Martin, chairman; Mesdames William Bryson Jr., Frank Talmage, John E. Stoll, Paul Dana, Oscar Auer, Grace Buckles, Oscar Fleagle, Thomas A. Gupton Sr., Frank Buehler, Ellis C. Downing, Frank Cope- land, Lilliam Wielfel, Leland Simkins, George Underhill, Miss- es Clara Seyfer, Laura Connol- Icy, Anna E. Sharer, Katie Voile and Florence Wynd. LOUIS A. WAGNER, FORMER RESIDENT, DIED IN CALIFORNIA i Louis A. Wagner, 92, resident of Mountain View, Calif. for the past seven years, died Monday, Dec. 4, 1950, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alice Dunham at 882 Harpter street. Mr. Wagner was born in Mount Pulaski, attended school in the old Logan county court house building in the public square. He located in Springfield many years ago, where he was employ- ed for many years in railroad maintenance work for the Illinois CenWal railroad. He moved to California and later retired from active work. His health had been failing for some time, and a- bout one month before his death he suffered a stroke. Funeral services were held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Hays & Wyant funeral home HERBERT BIRKS' ARE WEDDED 50 YEARS; HOLD OPEN HOUSE Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Birks, who live in the south part of Mount Pulaski, were married in this city on Dec. 24, 1900, she be- ing the former Jane Cox. Their 50th wedding anniversary was on Dee. 24, 1950, but the event was not celebrated until Sun- day, Jan. 7, 1951, about 60 rela- tives gathering at the Legion Home for a delicious dinner at noon. A reception for friends was held from 3 to 5 p.m. and many called to extend congratulations and best wishes. Following their marriage they spent the first four years in Kan- sas, and then returned to Mount Pulaski, and for many years re- sided on a farm seven miles south of the city. Several years ago they moved into the city. Mr. Birks is now employed by the i city as supervisor on streets and alleys. i Extra! Extra! i Illlll f 'The Times-News published its first "EXTRA" about 10 o'clock last Friday night. It didn't take a storm disaster or anything tragic  or was it tragic? At ' least, it wasn't tragic;for Mount Pulaskians. It was a Basketball Extra, called to existence by the Hilltoppers upsetting Lin- in Mountain View. Interment y,3D minutes after the game we was made in Santa Clara ceme- nao the Extra on the street and texT. from then on we were kept busy Decedent will be remembered printing and giving them away. by many Mount Pulaski folks. Many found their way to Lincoln He was a brother of the late the next day to adorn bulletin Chris Wagner, and an uncle of boards where Pulaskians worked. Miss Florence Wagner of Mount It was their moment of triumph, l Pulaski. ' too. Mr. Sisk was born Jan. 15, 1894, in Harville, Me., a son o,[Historica I Society To Meet Here Sames and Sadie Carson Sisk. On March 16, 1921, he married Myrtle Marie Huff, and they 00oll nm.,Courthouse^ Be A.l..Wednesday Evening cated in Lincoln many years ago. He was a member of the Lincoln American Legion Post q"^ o,,. RniAln l ganization will meet at 7:30 v ..,..L A,,., ]with the meeting for the public With Lilcoll[! Lore ]starting at 8:00. D. F. Nichols, A meetin of the Loan County  President of the society, and a Historical Society will be held, former resident, will preside at -  this meeting in Mount Pulaski on Wednesday I evening, Jan. 17, at 8 o'clock on the second floor of the Lincoln I GRADES PLAY TWO Memorial Shrine and the public I f2.1Llkir qg,tl[rt_IZT is urged to attend. I ''8' zwAlz*'zza Dr. Harry Pratt, state historian, [ Joe Schroth's grade cagers are will be present to give a talk on ] still on the rampage, winning Pulaski Underdogs. ANNOUNCE ENGAGEMENT OF BESSIE JANE BADER Mr. and Mrs. Arnold M. Bader, 1117 St. Lawrence Ave., Chicago announce the engagement of their daughter Bessie Jane to Frede F. Froehlich of Mount Pu-i laski. The wedding will take ,lace in the near future. Annual coin's mighty Railsplitters. i Lincoln crept up to a We modestly admit that we[agat n on free teases as had the headlines all set be- [fouled. Armstrong on a lC for we went to the game but we[made it 41-40. Lincoln had "our tongue in our cheek.' [it again on Alberts bas When the Hilltoppers were only[Mason with a free thro three points behind at the half ] basket evened the count and going good, we decided tO[as the crowd went wild. continue our gamble. We left the It was from then on, that: game, got "Jinks" Leckbee out coln, the favorite of his easy chair at home, and started putting the first half of (continued on page 8) the game into type. Then when the game ended and our gamble became a reality, "Bud" Pass- more, who covered the last half, rushed up with the hilarious de- tails and we soon had the Extras ready to put to bed. "Abraham Lincoln Rides the Cir. [three games from Kenney Satur- cult in Logan County." The i day night. The heavies won 46-36, meeting is of particular interest, lights 42-13, and the Fleas 37.8. to this community in view of the The Pulaski grade teams are fact that an effort is to be made undefeated in county play and to secure a historical background leading the league and are tied record of the community, and in the heavyweight division. also to secure furniture of the There are two games on tap Lincoln era which will be plae-tonight at the high school with ed in the courthouse. Illiopolis. The lights and heavys The directors of the county or- play at 7 and 8. Line Started To at 12:30. Game Called at 7 O'clock. Rudolph the red-nosed Rein- deer, now has a eompanion---th{ 1951 Pulaski-Lincoln game  it too will go down in history. Conceded victory by courageous few plus the cag e team, and with the running as high as a 15. margin for Lincoln, the pers gallant cagers spilled the dope bucket all over the their home court Friday defeating their archest Lincoln Railsplitters, 47 to45, a thrilling ball game. Win In Last Seoflds Pulaski won the game closing seconds of play they had trailed almost ..... tire game, finally earning a tie as the fourth quarter got der way, when Dittus sank a toss to tie it for the l%incoln again pulled away I decisive manner to run th [to 39-33 and it looked Lincoln wire per fight and its payoff. Dittus came thin a pivot shot and Veech wi 30.footer closed the gap to Frank Retired Died Sunday Had Moved To ci00l, at Time on Vine Frank Seller, who had hospital patient several during the past year, 8:10 p.m. Sunday, San, at his recently purchased on North Vine street, laski, Ill. He was aged 74 1"month and 14 days. He ed a stroke during holiday and his condition at no time showing any : provement. Mr. Seller was born Nov 1876 on a farm in Chester ! ship, along the Illinois railroad, about four of Mount Pulaski, a i and Magdalene Thill spent his entire life on the farm, with the exception few days after he Christmastime and moved t the property he bough Chauncey E. Glose. His town was of extremely brief ation. Mr. Seller was first Lincoln on Jan. 12, 1921, Flora Graham of Mount ki. She preceded him in (Ctiaued