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j Mount Pulaski Times-News VOLUME 48 MOUNT PULASKI, ILl,. THURSDAY, JAN. 25, 1951 NUMBER 26 Band Boosters Sponsoring Minstrel Show And Summer Music Program Community to Again Have WeeM Band Concerts This Season. The Band Boosters Club, which sponsoring the minstrel show be given March 5th, also vot- at their meeting Monday to again sponsor the sum- music program. minstrel show, which to be the finest of its kind ever held in Mt. Pulaski, is made up of 22 men of the community who like to sing, and do sing. They have been re- the past several weeks the direction of Lester who also has a minstrel getting ready to furn- finishing touches to the and solo numbers. ilolhearsals are being held each day night and the tempo I be increased to extra re- arSals on Wednesday night for e of the numbers and corn- day afternoons preceding the ahow. An advance salef tickets is and the public will be to cooperate to the fullest as the money raised minstrel show will be us- ) the Band Boosters club the summer music pro- including the Wednesday concerts during the sum- give your support to this in helping with a project as well as assure a chance to see one of ever. Band Boosters will also the minstrel performers in of their costumes the securing of other pro- ERE FOR FUNERAL and Mrs. Karl TendicI and Ted, Carol, Dick" and of Rochester, Minn., arriv- to attend the funer- of his uncle, Ed- Rentmeister. They left home Monday follow- a short visit with their par. Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Tendick Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Now ! March of Dimes campaign funds, in Mount Pulas- is now in progress. Elliott is chairman, and Ellis C. Downing is co-chair- no house to house can- is being made the citizens area are kindly asked to i their contributions at eith- Farmers Bank or the First! Bank. Many folks have I responded to this very] call, but there is a] that haven't given I cause. ZION P-TA GROUP FEATURED AMATEUR HOUR PROGRAM On Friday evening, Jan. 19, the Zion Lutheran church par- ochial school held its regular P-T.A. meeting. The entertain- ment feature was the second an- nual Original Amateur Hour. All members were requested to "do something" or pay a fine and endure the "boos" and hissing of the crowd. Mrs. Kenneth Stoll was master- of ceremonies, and in verse form neatly "panned" everyone pres- ent. She had written many verses one for each one present, such as this: "When Mutz married Raymond sometime ago, He was tops and quite a catch. Now that middle-age spread is coming on, He needs a two-way stretch." Here's another one:- "Gene and Mildred have lots of COWS, Their dairy is large sized, If you wave a bottle in front of your face, It's usually pasteurized." These are only a couple that Florence dished out. Nobody was exempt, not ever the mayor's wife, who was a visitor. Mrs. Stoll is sure that all pres- ent would agree that much tal- ent is being wasted. Mr. and Mrs. i Arthur Stoeckel were quite un- dignified as an old German couple playing a banjo and flute and singing Lauder Bach. Some .of the musical instru- ments included accordian, banjo, piano and guitar. There was also poetry, skits and solos. Maybe they didn't all sound like Bach or Shakespeare, but everyone had a good time. HARRY GIZSKE WEDS LINCOLN GIRL Miss Joan Elizabeth Newman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nes,znan of Lincoln, and Harry Dean Gieseke, son of Mr and Mrs. George Gieseke of Elkhart, were united in marriage at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 1951. Bey. Maurus Bernabel afficiated at the ceremony in the St. Mary's church, Lincoln. Organist was Mrs. Lucian Pfau. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a biege suit with mint green blouse and hat. Her accessories were brown and she wore a corsage of cypredium orchids. Miss Grace Gieseke, a sister of the groom, was maid-of- honor, in a brown suit with tan and brown accessories, and her corsage was of roses. Richard Newman was best man. Following the wedding a re- ception was held in the Knights of Columbus ballroom in Lin- coln. The bride was employed at Landauer's Ladies' Shop. Mr. Gieseke is engaged in farming. The newlyweds departed on a honeymoon trip in the South, and upon their return will reside on a farm in the Broadwell vicinity. Several Mount Pulaski rela- tives and friends attended the read this you should wedding. that Mount Pulaski l far been very very for- SOLDIER TRANSFERRED and you should be glad l others who are less for- J Rct. Charles E. Shrader, who Give what you can and l was stationed at Camp Rucker, this community proud of lAla-, has been transferred to leh a worthy cause. Go Camp McCoy, Wis. He is a mem- bank within the next ber of the 199th Engr. Combat Who knows, you might  Bn. The young man visited near Polio victim. Lake Fork over the week end will with his parents Mr. and Mrs. the houses Orville E. and a num. cash. of relatives and friends INLORENcARHASSEBROCKAcCIDEENT IHilltp Cagers Get Back On Victory NEAR RED BUD, ILl,. JWagon; Defeated Champaign 69-47 Loren Hassebrock, who iS-era- ployed by the Harold Ryan Con- struction Company, and is super- visinc, the erection of an ele- vator near Red Bud, was involved in an accident near there Sun- day night in which two persons were severely injured. Hassebrock was driving a Kaiser '50 in which there were five other passengers from the community. In attempting to get back onto the pavement, he lost control of the car and it turned over two or three times. A 16-year-old boy received a broken hip and jaw and a girl a severe back injury. Others es- caped with minor bruises. The car was a total loss. DORIS GREEN WEDS WILLIS LAATSCH Miss Doris Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Green of Mt. Pulaski community, and Willis J. Laatsch, son of Mrs. Harold V. Laatsch of Lake Fork, were unit- ed in marriage at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark. by Rev. Cecil Wilson. They left the Arkansas city for places of interest in Florida on their wedding trip, and expect to return here by the first of February. LOIS K. HAHN WED FRIDAY TO GENE BYRNE OF KENNEY Miss Lois K. Hahn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hahn, West Jefferson street, Mount Pulaski, and Ernest E. Byrne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Byrne, Kenney, Ill., were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 1951. The single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Robert Wilkes in the Christian church, Mount Pulaski. Attendants were Mrs. Kenneth Ingram, sister of the groom, and Dale Ingrain. The bride wore a white taffeta dress, street length, with black accessories. She is a graduate of the Mount Pulaski township high school, and is employed in Lincoln by the Lehn & Fink Co. i The groom is employed in highway maintenance work in Austin township. The young couple have gone to housekeeping in an upstairs apartment in the home of Mil- lard Phillips on East Jefferson street, Mount Pulaski. SCHOOL BAND TO GO ON ONE-DAY TRIP Services Held 0n! Mt. Pulaski public school band under the direction of Les- Last Sunday For E. Rentmeister Died Last Thursday. Had Been In Poor Health for Years. Edward William Rentmelster, mention of whose death was made in last week's Times-News, died at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 1951, in the Mary Ann Nurs- ing Home, 640 West Main Street, Decatur, Ill., where he had been staying the past six months. His health began failing several years ago and at various times he had been a hospital patient. Before going to Decatur, he spent several months in a nursing home in Lincoln. Mr. Rentmeister was aged 66 years, 11 months. Decedent was born Feb. 18, 1884, on a farm one mile west of Mount Pulaski, a son of Ger- hardt and Mary Kusterer Rent- meister. He grew to young man- hood on the home place and in Lincoln, Ill., Feb. 18, 1908, he married Miss Rena Estella Broughton of this community. They farmed near Mount Pulaski until 1923, when they moved to a place close to Defiance, Ohio. After a few years they returned to Mount Pulaski and the last place they operated was along the big lake ditch southeast of Mount Pulaski. Mr. Rentmeister finally gave up farming due to his health. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church in Mount Pulaski. His wife preceded him in death on November 15, 1948. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. John Bertsche of Williamsville; Mrs Louis Naugle of Elkhart; Donald, of Decatur; Eugene and Dale, of Mount Pu- laski; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Uriah Tendick, and Miss Fern Rentmeister, both of Mount Pulaski. The remains were removed to the Sehahl funeral home where funeral services were conducted at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21, conducted by Rev. Ray O. Zumstein the St. John's Lutheran Two ter Werntz, has been invited by the Niantic . Harristown unit school to play a concert there on the morning of Monday, Feb. 19. The band will then continue on to Tolono high school where they will be featured in an aft- ernoon and evening program. Solo and ensemble numbers will be given in the afternoon and a demonstration of class lessons in the afternoon. They will be en. tertained at supper by the school boosters of that community and in the evening a concert will be given by the entire band. MILLER BABY DIED IN CALIFORNIA Mr. and Mrs. Neal Gulso, re- ceived word on Wednesday night from Artesia, Calif. that the baby son born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Miller, Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 1951, died in the afternoon. The mother was formerly Miss Norma Gulso of this vicinity. The remains will arrive by American Airlines, Flight No. 2, at 8 p.m. Friday, at the Spring- field airport, and will be remov. ed by the Schahl funeral service to the residence of the grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs, Neal Gulso southwest of Mount Pulaski. Surviving are the parents, one sister, Sandra; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Neal Gulso, and Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Miller, St., of Williamsville. Burial will be in Mount Pulas- ki cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Satur. day, with graveside services con. ducted, by Rev. Verne Barr of Lincoln. BAND WILL GIVE PUBLIC CONCERT A public concert by the Mount Pulaski public school band will be given on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20 at the high school, under the sponsorship of the Band Boosters club which will use the: offering to aid in their financing of the summer music program and weekly band con- certs. The dance band will also be featured on this prram. mldN Elkhart Comes To Town for Return Game Tuesday. Pulaski's Hilltoppers got back on the victory wagon Saturday night in a big way when they knocked over Champaign, a member of the Big Twelve, on the Champaign court, 69 to 47. Pulaski got off to a 7-0 lead early in the first quarter and ( were ahead 10-7 as the period ended. The second quarter was a nip-and-tuck affair with the locals hanging onto a 22-20 lead. Going into the third quarter Coach Jones' club looked like a : different outfit and with Dittus again hitting his stride after being off his game the previous two encounters, hit from every place and in the last half scored 23 points for a total of 12 baskets and 6 free throws. Big Harry Hahn was also in fine form and caged six and six 18 points. Armstrong played one of his best games, breaking in. to the scoring column with four baskets and six free ones for 14. The Hilltoppers go to St. Teresa at Decatur Friday night, playing in the Armory. Next Tuesday night comes here for a return game and on Friday, Feb. 2 Coach Car- !roll Woods' outfit from Normal will appear here. !i (Continued on page 12) NEW SCOUT MASTER The Mount Pulaski Boy Scouts have a new scoutmaster. Walter Dannenberger has accepted the leadership of the Mount Pulaski Scouts. Homes i Ill We often read of neighbors helping sick friends, putting out crops or helping harvest crops, but this article centers around two pups that were placed along the roadside about a mile west of Mount Pulaski recently, to- gether with a dog house, leaving the little pups there probably with hope that some kind person would take pity on them. As the days passed by west-of- town farmers notices their plight and stopped regularly to supply them with food and milk. as each car stopped the seemed to say: "rake me give me a home." The Logan county sheriff was : consulted, as was the township supervisor and inasmuch as they were township roads, it dwindled down that they were charges of Commissioner of Highways GeO, Suedmeier, and he went to their rescue. A crate was procured and with the assistance of Ches. Hu and "Mike" Davis, one was will- ing to be caught, while th probably afraid of the three bil strong men, fortified himself a nearby culvert and had to be smoked out. After some nursing the pup was all right. The little dogs are now in the township shed in town, and are being taken care of. We have not been informed whether the fetal ,: cost is coming out of Commlion er George's pocket, or is being taken out of the road and bridge fund. Anyone wishing a dog with a "historical" background, see Mr. Suedmeier, and we feel sure will turn them over to no feed bill attached. A