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Y .'V l- J- Jq Ln d :n o a d ears, ught hose ring eged ea- a r. : the Fon r ple )up, nd- een md Mount Pulaski Times-N VOLUME 58 : ii  Justice of P .e00:e Caucuses Being Held On Weekend Three Republicans And One Democrat MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1961 NUJBER ......... SiI-Tennial Celebration Is To:..,0,,,.,, . For SiI-Tenn00 Ca o[ Ca Banqut Thm JUM:e;anfi:ySenirwomenls Clubs 00'mounoe 00[Macy Three more candidates have announced their candidacy for the newly-created office of Jus- tice of the Peace in District 3. The new announcements of candidacy come from Donald Sehrishuhn, Jr. and Glenn Rogers, Republicans; and George Wolcott, Democrat_ Francis Myrick had announced his candidacy the pre- vious week on the Republican ticket. The Democrat Caucus will be held at the Hilltop Electric from "/ to 9 pan. Friday, Jan. 13, 1961. The Republican Caucus will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sat- urday afternoon, January 14, at the Chestnut Hatchery. Every voter in District 3, which is comprised of Mount Pulaski, Laenna, Lake Fork, Elkhart, and Hurlbut Townships, is eligible to vote at these caucuses. Nomina- tions for the privilege of having their names on a printed ballot closed Tuesday on the Republi- can caucus. The Justice of the Peace can- didates selected will appear on the Republican and Democratic Ballots in the Township Elections this coming April M MIL WELCOME TO JOIN DANCE COURSE New members are welcome to Join the Western Square Dance Instruction Course, held Sunday afternoons, Jan. 15 or 22, at the Tomlinson Recreation Center. After that the class will be too far advanced to accept anyone else. The course will last for 10 Sun- days and costs $10.00. It started Ja.nuary 6th. LllYone interested may contact oyd Turner or Dick Hayes. Polio Drive On Voluntary.Basis The January drive for polio funds in Mount Pulaski township is underway and Mrs. Ellis C. Downing asks that contributions be made as early as possible. There will be no house-to-house canvas for funds, but the drive Will be of a voluntary type. Churches, lodges and clubs are asked to make their contributions to Austin Schaffenacker, treasur- er. Other contributions may be left at either bank by individuals. The Rebekah Lodge and Odd Fellows made street collections two days last week in what they Called a Blue Crutch drive. The money from this and the money- pitch at the Lincoln.Mount Pul- aski game amounted to $52. The funds raised will not only be used for polio but are avail- able to anyone in the county who needs treatment for arthritis. DEFENSE FILM AT P-TA CHAIRMEN AND HEADS TELL O1= Thomas Kenedy Is New President of Chamber Commerce The annual dinner meeting and Ladies' Night of the Chamber of Commerce, held Monday evening at the Methodist Church, was a splendid and enthusiastic success with some 90 persons present. The theme of the meeting was i,uilt around the Sil-Tennial Cel- ebration which takes place July 22 to 29 this year, commemorat- ing the 125th anniversary of the founding of the city. The plans, as various committees had work- ed them out during the past two years since the organization of the Si1-Tennial organization, were unfolded by the co-chairman Mrs. Gayland Green and H. J. Wible and various committee heads. Need Queen Ccmdldat Mrs. Green told of the forma- tion of the organization and some of the ambitions she had had for the event. Among these was a caravan of horsemen to carry an invitation to the Governor of the State asking that he be our guest at some time during the celebration. The caravan would then bring back his reply. Austin Schaffenacker, a repre- sentative of the Mount Pulaski Riding Club promised full co- operation in helping to stage this phase of the celebration as well as other services the club might render. Dedication Day, which would be Saturday, July 22, was touch- ed on as was the crowning of the! Queen as well as the introduction of the Sil-Tennial Ladies. Kay Mullins, who is in charge of the queen event told of the plans for choosing a queen and urged the business men to choose their young lady to sponsor as a can- didate for this high honor. Can- didates must reside in the high school district and must be be- tween 16 and 21 years of age. Sil-Tennial Ladies who are re- presenting various organizations, i were introduced. They were: Mrs. August Hahn, Home Bureau; Mrs. I Beidler, Woman's Club; Mrs. Taylor, Rotary Club; Mrs. Ray Lynch, Girl Scouts; Mrs. Ellis Downing, Christian Church; MMr I C-ene Manes, Lions Club F. E. Neumeyer, Methodist Church; Mrs. Frank Hutchison, Royal Neighbors; Mrs. Anna Ellis, ! Never-Grow-Olds, formed in 1896; Mrs. Oswald Brooker, St. John's Lutheran Church; Mrs. George Meister, Legion Auxiliary; Mrs. Loren Holmes, Odd Fellows; Mrs. Dean Wilham, Rebekahs. Dedicatiml of Tomlinsoa Block Rev. John Muir, Youth Day chairman, told of some of the plans for that day which will be Tuesday of Sil-Tennial Week. The Mount Pulaski Consoli- This event will be a big party for dated Grade School P-TA will the youth at the Tomllnson Re- meet Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 creation Center and will feature pan. The program will be on circus acts, Sheriff Sid, contests, Civil Defense. Larry Shroyer, Lo- and prizes as well as refresh- Ran County and Lincoln Defense .ents. One of the highlights of Director, will show a film, "Sec- this day will be the dedication ds to Survival", dealing with of the indoor swimming pool, the Radar and warning systems, community building and skating Vernon Strongland, Sangamon rink, as well as the block of County and Springfield Civil De- ground and its other facilities, to fme Di/r, will explain the memory of the man who Identification Tags. made it possible m Clarence E. An executive board meeting Tomlinson. Rev. J. Wayne Staley be held at the grade school, will give the dedicatory address. Jan. 19, at 7:30 p. at Mrs. Richard Edwards, high shooL school speech and play director, COMMi t J',,,i: ACTIVITIES who collaborated in the writing ot the pageant with Gene C. Clear, gave a very atractive and impressive presentation of some parts of the historical data and a resume of the highlights. The scenery and platform design chairman, Joe Kafka, then show- ed sketches of the proposed set- ting for the staging of the pag- eant. A huge backdrop showing a replica of the front of the court- house where Lincoln practiced stage setting arrangement to ex- stage settinfi arrangement to ex- pedite the various scenes. The pageant will be staged at the Tomlinson Recreation Center on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights. Gene Howe, chairman of decor- ations, told of plans being made for the Chamber of Commerce to handle the storo front decora- tions in such way that it would not be too expensive and would also give the business men possession of the decorations to be used on future occasions. Urges Bigger Parade Harold Mann, parade chairman urged organizations to start do- ing some serious thinking about their floats for this year as this is the year that the folks, who have been reading about and see- ing the pictures of the fine par- ades year after year, will be here to see them in person. An extra effort was urged for this year. Brothers of Brush Active "Pick" Shanle, president of the Lions Club, then gave a rundown on the efforts their club is mak- ing in the handling of the Broth- ers of the Brush. The organiz- ation is off to a fine start as can be seen by the many beards and near:beards, everywhere you go. A membership in the Brothers of the Brush is $125. If any man ov- er 20 does not wish to grow a beard or some facial "brush", he will be asked to secure a Shay. ing Permit which is only $2.50. The money from this and various fines will all be turned over to the Sil-Tennial Association to help stage the big event. Anyone wishing to enter the beard-grow- ing contests must be registered by January 31 to be eligible for prizes in a number of different types. H. J. Wible, co-chairman, gave a short resume of some of the events which had not been touch- ed on. These included the Sil- Tennial Dance sponsored by the Junior Woman's Club, which will bring a big-name band to the city on the closing night, Satur- day, July 29. The big barbecue of beef cooked with a steam engine on Wednesday, and a threshing scene. Old Settlers on Friday with a parade for the youngsters Need a Lot of Help While plans are not all com- plete the above is a neucleus of the events planned and many other interesting details will be worked out before Sil-Tennial Week. The community is urged to cooperate in every way poss- ible with the various committees, for it is going to take a lot of helpers to stage this biggest event in the life of Mount Pul- aski, and you can help a great deal by simply saying, "Yes," when asked to help in some way. TrI.T am A musical feature of the pro- (Coatfnud ms Imp 14) NEW BRIDGE OVER SALT CREEK NORTH OF CHESTNUT G. Conrad Miller of Lincoln, Logan county superintendent of highways, announces that the largest project coming up in this new year of 1961, for his depart- ment, is to be the construction of a new bridge over Salt Creek, north of Chestnut on the Chest- nut-Beason road. The bridge will be 121 feet long and is estimated to cost $190,000. Other work scheduled for con- struction in the county will be three smaller bridges in Mount Pulaski township and one each in Lake Fork, Corwin and West Lincoln townships. Elkhart is listed for a double box culvert. Nine townships will be im- proved by blacktopping and graveling operations during the year. About 10 miles of such work will be done in the townships of Elkhart, Hurlbut, Broadwell, La- enna, Aetna, West Lincoln, Orvil, Eminence and East Lincoln. With three miles of work done south of Elkhart the previous year, over two miles towards Cornland was completed in 1960, and blacktopping is scheduled for this summer. MABEL ALBRECHT i RESICuNS AS HOME ADVISER; TO HAWAII Mrs. Mabel Albrecht, Lincoln, Home Adviser for more than 14 years in Logan county, resigned her position at 10:30 a.m. Mon- day, Jan. 9, at the meeting of the County Home Economics Extens- ion Council jn Lincoln. Mrs. Al- brecht will terminate her time with the Home Bureau on Sun- day, Jan. 15. She became widely known with her activities in the various Homo Bureau units. It is of interest to know that she has accepted a position with the University of Hawaii in Hono- lulu, and is to report for duty there, on Wednesday, Feb. 1st. SIL-TENNIAL BELLES BOX SOCIAL JAN.30 The Sil-Tennial Belles will hold a Box Social on Monday, Jan. 30, at the American Legion Home. The lunch boxes will be sold at 9:30 p.m. and the proceeds will go to the Polio Drive. A program will be given earlier in the even- ing. The Brothers of the Brush, Sil- Tennial Belles and anyone else in the community, are welcome !o participate. Chairmen of the affair are:- Mrs. Grace Buckles, Mrs. Elmer Schaffenacker, Mrs. Albert Itorn, and Mrs. George Meister. Banks To Remain Open Noon Hour The Farmers Bank and the First National, Bank will remain open during the noon hour, start- ing Monday, Jan. 16, 1961, for the convenience of their custom- ers. Both banks will now be open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pan. each week day except Thursday when their hours will be 9:00 a. m. to 12:00 noon. The Mount Pulaski Club and the Junior Club will hold their meeting at the Township on Friday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 The program will be Sil.Tennial Celebration of featuring "Publicity". The man of Publicity for the man's Club is Mrs. Paul ler and chairmen for the Club are Mrs. Paul Volle and Larry Montgomery. Representatives of the civic groups will have a discussion on ideas for Harry J. Wible will be erator. The Sil-Tennial Ladies of ious organizations will costume and tell the history of their ganizations. The Sil-Tennial Chorus, the direction of Mrs. Julian will sing several songs of en days. The hostess committee erve refreshments. COLLECTED $52 OH BLUE CRUTCH DAY STAGED JANUARY $ Members of the Odd and Rebekah Assembly Mr. Pulaski collected donations from the public on J 3 "Blue Crutch Day" behalf of the 1961 March o1 es campaign. The announcement was by Paul R. Moore of the lows and Mrs. Dean the Rebekahs, local d the tag day which helped the current March of Dime appeal. '  : Paul Moore and Mrs. ham hailed the work unteer members of the ternal organizations blue plastic crutches corners last week to aid ,March of Dimes toward tional goal of battle against The local mong some 65,000 Odd and Rebekahs who in the volunteer out Illinois. Mr. MoOre Wilham said that the Blue Crutch Day continued help for polio for whom the Salk too late and support for panded research program i seeks to find causes for of babies with and for crippling arthritis. CANDIDATES QUEEN ANNOUNCED The Sil-Tennial Queen tee reports that choices being made by some of ine houses in town for, candidate. ....... The names of Marilyn representing the Coffee Bonnie Prather, Neaville Jewelry, have ed in and about six other are being contacted. Businessmen, don't it's too late! Choose date todayll I And, girls, ff you are be a candidate, is an honor and if you are ed the Sil-Tennial Queen, name will go down in th tory of Mount Pulaski. For information or candidates names, contact Hank Buckles, Mrs. Jr., Mrs. Bill Dittus, or "old Mullins.