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Mount Pulaski Times-News V.OLgIE 48 MOUNT PULASKI, ILL., THURSDAY, JAN. 18, 1951 NUMBER 25 Pulaski Cagers Won From Pana: Lost To Springfield Senators 00-41 Locals Absorbed Decisive Licking Tuesday Night. Pulaski High goes to Chain- Pcd on Saturday night of for two games. Dropping their third game in "15 starts this season, the Mount ulaski Hilltoppers faltered be- fore a rangy Springfield high team to take their worst whip- ing in a long time, 56-41, here esday night The final score does not tell all the story of the game, how- ever, as Pulaski had its moments but not enough of them to cope this game which they wanted Oadly. But so did Springfield. Pulaski led at the end of the first quarter, 18-15, but left the floor at the half time with a 20-31 Count against them, scoring only two free throws in the second quarter. - The third quarter, which found them behind 21-38 in the early aages proved to be the most thrilling of any part of the game as the Hilltoppers staged a come- back that had all the appearanc- es of making a ball game of it, they scored 17 points, while Senators were get- only nine. The count read Springfield, as the third ended. But the final qu%rter was an different story. Spring- hit a hot streak and with missing consistently, the went out ahead deelslve- stayed lhere 'to end the with a 15-polnt margin. Play got so furious in the closing mainutes that Dittus, Hahn and Veech fouled out in rapid order to give Springfield a still further chance to pile up the score. (Conl/nued on page 6) , CAR ONE OF STOLEN BY 1NVO CHICAGO MEN E A car stealing episode which in Chicago Tuesday night and involved a local car as well as three others, came to an brupt end for two young men ast night when they were ap- lrehended and are now in the Logan county jail. A 1950 Buick car stolen in Chi- Cago wound up in a ditch in the SOuth part of Mount Pulaski on Wednesday morning, when the CUlprits who had undoubtedly gotten off the route, tried to back the car after discovering their error, but landed in a ditch. Lear tug the car they came Up to the square where they Jumped into "Chuck" Crowe's car parked in front of the Buckles & Hayes garage and took off. Stopping at a tavern in Springfield, they a- gain mired their car when at- to back up, so left it. another car they con. on to Gillespte, where i abandoned that car and licked up another one. State Police were on the Job and succeeded in running the Young men down and they were eturned to Lincoln last night Polio Party For the benefit of the annual Fund Drive in the Chest- area, the Chestnut Commun- v club will sponsor a Card Party Saturday night, Jan. 20th. The party is to be held in the building. Five Hundred, Bridge, Eucre and Ca. be played. Admission is and 25c. Lunch will be serv. CHARLES J. HERRING, COPELAND FARMER, DIED LAST FRIDAY Charles Jacob Herring, well known farmer of the Copeland Christian church community died in his home, 7 miles southwest of Mount Pulaski, at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 1951. He was 72 years, 6 months and 20 days of age. His health had been failing for many months. Mr. Herring was born June 22, 1878, near Danville, Ill., a son of Samuel and Rebecca Milner Her- ring. In the early part of the 1900's he came to Decatur to work, and then to Mount Pulas- ki vicinity. Nov. 29, 1906, in Mt. Pulaski, he married Miss Daisy I Howard. They located on the Robert Jones farm about 39 years ago. His wife preceded him in death in 1935. Mr. Herring con- tinued to reside on the farm, and after retiring, lived on the place with his daughter, Mrs. Otto Henrichsmeyer. He was a mem- ber of the Copeland Christian church and the Mount Pulaski Odd Fellows Lodge. Decedent is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Sidney Lee of Mount Pulaski; Mrs. Otto Hen- richsmeyer, with whom he lived; and Mrs. Almen Johnson, of Es- mond, Ill.; one brother, Ross, of Shobonier; three sisters, Mrs. Peter Popp, Mr& Gus Murray and MxL Edna Tune, of Patoka; also six grandchildren. The remains were removed to l the Schahl funeral home, and re- turned to the residence Satur- day afternoon. Funeral services were held in the Copeland Christian church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, con- ducted by Rev. Verne Barr, of Lincoln. Two hymns, "Under His Wings" and "Whispering Hope," were sung by a quartet compos- ed of Paul Quandt, John Bowers, Sheldon and Duane Copeland, with accompaniment by Mrs. Ellis Wood. Burial was in the Steenbergen cemetery, southwest of Mount Pulaski. The Odd Fellows held a service at the grave. "Pallbearers were, Walter Bak- er, William Musser, Ellis Quandt, Donald Copeland, Herbert Shell- hammer and Edward Gulso. Act- ing as honorary pallbearers were, Fred Bellatti, Clarence Bowers and George Gulso. Edw. W. Rentmeister Died In Decatur Edward W. Rentmeister, a resi- dent of the Mount Pulaski com- munity all his life, died about 7:00 a.m. this Thursday, Jan. 18, 1951, in Decatur, Ill., where he had been staying the past few months. He was born on a farm west of Mount Pulaski on Feb. 18, 1884, a son of Gerhardt and Mary Kusterer Rentmeister. In Lincoln on Feb. 18, 1908, he married Rena Estella Broughton, and they farmed near Mount Pulaski a great many years. He was a member of the St. John's Luth- eran church. Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Donald, "of For- sythe; Eugene and Dale, of Mt. Pulaski; Mr& Louise Bertsehe, of Williamsville, and Mm. Opal Naugle, of Cornland; two sisters, Mrs. Uriah Tendick and Miss Fern Rentmeister of Mount Pu. laskL The remains were removed to the Schahl funeral home. Funer- al arrangements are incomplete. DONNA LOUISE HILl) WED ROBERT SHANLE AT LINCOLN SUNDAY Miss Donna Louise Hild, dau- ghter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hild of Lincoln, formerly of Mount Pulaski, and Robert Wayne Shanle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rob- ert E. Shanle, southwest of Mt. Pulaski, were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Sunday, 3an. 14. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. H. Appel in the First Christ- ian church in Lincoln, before a large group of relatives and friends An organ prelude was rendered by Miss Jessie Eury, of Lincoln, as guests arrived, and she ac- companied the soloist, Miss Sue Lemons, of Springfield. The vows were exchanged at an altar dec- orated with bouquets of pore pores and pastel colored snap- dragons placed before a back- ground of ferns and candelabra. The attendants were Miss Carlene Hild, sister of the bride; Frederick Hild, brother of the bride, who was best man. The ushers were Lee Hild, Duane Shanle and Robert Scroggin of Mount Pulaski, and Jack Howe of Latham. Given in marriage by her lath, er, the bride wore a white bro- J County Historical Society Meeting Here Plan To Refurnish MRS. F. AWE DIED MONDAY AT HER HOME IN PULASKI Mrs. Fredericka Katherine Awe who lived on North Lafayette street in Mount Pulaski for the past 10 years, died in her home at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, 1951. She was 75 years, 9 mon- ths and 15 days old. Although under a doctor's care, she was able to be around and attended church services Sunday. After eating an early supper Monday evening, she suddenly collapsed and died from a heart attack. She was born March 31, 1875, on a farm near Bath, along the Illinois river, a daughter of Win. and Julia Spilker Hahn. When a young girl she came with the family to Elkhart township, lo- cating near the Plainview school six miles west of Mount Pulaski. In her parents home on Nov. 27, 1902, she married Frank C. Awe. Her father and mother retired from farming and moved into Mount Pulaski many years ago, and Mr. and Mrs. Awe operated caded taffeta gown, styled with the farm. Her husband preceded a bustle back, a full skirt, and lher in death in 1936, and in 1941 a close fitting bodice. The V[she moved to the present family neckline was ascended by a wide i home in Mount Pulaski collar the width of which taper. [ Mrs. Awe was a member of the ed to the shoulder. A halo of lzio n Lutheran church, the Lad- sheer material held the fingertip  ies' Aid Society, Sewin=, Circle, veil in place. She carded a white I and the Lutheran Woman's Mis- Bible upon which rested an ar- I sionary League of the church. rangement of pink rosebuds and I Decedent is survived by three white streamers.  sons, Albert and Elmer, of Elk- .... The ofJaonor ware a [ hart township, and Fred, of the [ Chestnut community; one broth. (Continued on page 12) ]er, August H. Hahn, Mount Pu- ]laski; three sisters, Mrs. Julia Sclahl and the Misses Lottie Arthur Copeland Elected Head of Peoria Shrine Former Pulaskian An Attorney, Given High Honors. and Emma Hahn, also of Mount Pulaski. There are seven grand- children. The body was removed to the Schahl funeral home, remaining there until the hour of the serv- ices. Funeral services were held in the Zion Lutheran church at 2 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 18, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Albert Hoff- mann. Two hymns, "Asleep In Jesus" and "Nearer My God to Thee," were sung by children of the parochial school of the chur- ch. Members of the church or- ganizations attended the services in t body. Burial was in the Mount Pu- laski cemetery. Pallbearers were all nephews, as follows: Alvin :Hahn, Springfield; Albert Dittus, Litchfield; Norman Schahl, Mr. Pulaski; Herman Dierker, Louis Hahn and William Unland, Lin. coin. We Are Sorry! The Times-News has withstood the storm of price increases as! long as possible. 1 We have held the line since 1941 and goodness knows every- thing has skyrocketed since then. We have absorbed all addition- cd costs possible, and at the same time have made sure our wages have kept up with the in- creased cost of living. The increases of the past few months have been Just too fmlt, and too much` though, and in or. der to mcdntaln this standard of living for our employees, we must now increase the price of the Times-News. Therefore, effective February Ist, the price of the Times.News will be increased to $2.SO--Just a matter of only one cent a week. All subscriptions which expire February 1, 1951, or thereafter, will be $2.50 per year from the date of yo Wemmt impev ex- ruUma Arthur B .Copeland of Peoria, son of Mrs. Jennie Copeland of Mount Pulaski, was elected the 52rid Illustrious Potentate of Mohammed Temple, AAONMS, af its annual meeting and election Tuesday night, Jan. 9, at the Shrine mosque in Peoria. Writing about the Shrine elec- tion the Peoria Star had the fol- lowing to say: "Mr. Copeland became a mem- ber of the Shrine in 1929. He was appointed outer guard by Past Potentate Jeremiah McQuarde in 1942. 'rhe new potentate has been a member of Mohammed's Shrine Chanters since 1929, and was ap- pointed their director in 1933. He had served in this cap@city until noW. "His Masonic affiliations are: Member of Mount Pulaski Lodge No. 87, A.F. & A.M.; Peoria Con- sistory; Peoria Chapter No. 7, R.A.M.; Peoria Commandery No. 3; Knights Templar and Moham- med Temple. "Mr. Copeland was born Nov. 18, 1900, on a farm in Sangamon county, several miles south of Mount Pulaski, the son of David and Jennie Bowers Copeland. When his parents moved-into Mount Pulaski he attended the schools of the city, graduating from the high school. He then graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree of Ph. B., and he also has a degree of J.D. in the law school of that university. He is a member of Chicago Chapter, Acacia fratern. ity. (continued on page 8) .... : First Public Meeting Ever Held In Lincoln Shrine The first public meeting ever to be held in the Mount Pulaski Lincoln Memorial Courthouse Shrine, was held last night when the recently formed Logan Coun- ty Historical Society held its first meeting since the organization was formed. Dr. Harry Pratt, state historian, was the guest speaker, and his talk on "Abraham Lincoln Rides The Circuit in Logan County," was deeply interesting as it car- ried many facts which showed : the close association of Lincoln to Mount Pulaski when he rode :' the circuit. Lawyer Lincoln car- ried thirteen cases from this county to the Supreme Court. He also cited some interesting coun- ty cases in which Lincoln showed his sagacity and shrewdness in swinging the jury to his side. One rather "weighty" instance he cited was perhaps the heavi- est grand jury in history presid- ed over by Judge David Davis-- the members of the Jury ing 235 pounds each, with Judge contributing 275 He later reached 350 while chief Justice of the Su, preme Court of Illinois. Dr. Pratt stated that Lincoln also wrote the bill for the legislature which created Logan County. D. F. Nichols, president of the society, presided and resume of the organization in which the i portance of securing data of, al historical interest to the court. ty was stressed, and the urging of a movement to refurnlsh courthouse as in days of troduced E. H. Lukenbill, superintendent of schools. He so stressed the need for compfl ing a more complete history the county from the of each community churches, schools, well as family historie The (Continued on Imge 6) J. WILBUR SIMPSON, MUELLER EXE00, BORN IN LATHAM J. Wilbur Simpson, 67, a resl. : dent of Decatur, Illinois, most of his life, and executive vice dent of the Mueller Co. 1947, died suddenly from a attack, about 9:15 a.m. day, Jan. 16, 1951 ..... He became ill quite at his desk at the plant conferring with Otto C, K Mueller Co. secretary, and L. Baker, company vice. dent in charge of general Death occurred only a few rain. utes before a meeting of directom of Mueller, Ltd., the Canadian firm of the plant. Mr. Simpson was a director of the firm. Mr. Simpson was born Sept. 26, 1883, in Latham, Illinois, a of Mark Hope and Mary J. bett Simpson. At the age of years he became the Mueller Co. at $3.00 and during the years he ally worked up to very places with the company. He first married Dean who died in 1921. Oct. 26, i he married Gladys W. of Decatur. Mr. Simpson is mtr- vlved by his wife and six ren. Mr. Simpson and his visited In Mount Pulaski Dee, 30, at the home of his couA1 Mrs. Harold'L. Hargrave. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Methodist church, Decatur, j burial will be made in cemetery.