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Mount Pulaski Times-N MOUNT PULASKI. ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1961 N17MBER ' wa d fr:" . W Tned J orning up s" naJn but lut 'pe i 30 de. DAVID DAVIS MANSION TO OPEN FOR PUBLIC AT Noted Judge Held Court Here Wiflt Lincoln In 1860s President Raymond Dooley of Lincoln College, who is a mem- ber of the Board of Managers of the David Davis Mansion, at- tended a meeting of the Board Thursday, Jan. 12, in the office of President Robert Bone of the Illinois State Normal University at the university. The board met to complete plans for the formal opening of the Davis Manion Friday, Feb. 10th. When opened the 90-year- old brick home at 1000 East Jeff- erson St_, Bloomington, will be- COme a museum of the late 19th  Century Living. It was presented I to the State of Illinois last year by the heirs of the David Davis estate. In the old Logan County Court House in Mount Pulaski from to 1854, the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court was held, being in charge of Judge David Davis, of Bloomington. One of the lawyers aPPearing befor him was Abra- nava Li. LinCOln of Springfield, who _ter became president of the United States. A folder telling of the COurt house in Mount Pulaski safe: "Abraham Lincoln was prob- ably as well acquainted with the Mount Pulaski tourt House as Y building in the old Eighth it. This fine brick building, standing today as it did in Lin- c?In's time, is maintained as one ot Illinois, memorials to its most outstanding citizen. "The court house is an excell- eXample of Greek revival at- as found in Illinois. ent men associated_ with historic building include ge David Davis, Stephen A. DOuglas, Robert G. Ingersoll, John tuart, Stephen T. Logan, Will-i H. Herndon, James C. Conk- ' Milton Hay, Leonard Swett, el Gridley, Lawrence Weld- on, Benjamin S. Edwards, and a COterie of other brilliant attorn- eys.- The folder about the court house has much information. inWhen the David Iavis Mansion Bloomington is opened to the Public, the people of Mount Pul- ao u visiting in Bloomington Id be interested in going to this mansion and see the historic articles. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson, of Mount Pulaski, announce the Pproaehing marriage of their august. Jo .tond00. Rentmeister, son of Mr Kenneth Rentmeister. Barbara is employed as assist- t buyer at Bressmer's Store in ringfleld. L _ A late February wedding is e- ing planned. JOHN EY WILL WED IOWA GIRL IN JUNE o-Mr" and IVlrs. Robert A. Hitz t .Des Moines, Iowa, formerly of Pre gfleld, Ill., announce the en- ment of their daughter Louise, to John Leigh Ey, of Mr. and Mr Otto Ey, of mout Pulaski, 111. i rne bride-elect attended the Un- vemity of Illinois where she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta D%, and is now a senior at niversity. Her fiance is a t at Washington University cal School in St. Louis, Mo., having Previously attended the 'mvers|ty of Illinois where he a member of Phi Gamma ftemity. A June wedding is planned. BLOOMINGTON MEN'S CHORUS IS FORMED AT LINCOLN; COUNTY INVITED A newly organized men's chor- us, called the Men's Glee Club of Logan County, will have its first rehearsal Thursday, Feb. 2nd, at Lincoln College Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. This chorus is being formed out of a countywide inter- est in a men's singing group and will include from 60 to 75 men. Rehearsals will be held weekly from September thru May. The glee club will sing a well round- ed variety of music and will be available for civic and county functions. Director, Lewis C. Horton, manager of the J. C. Penney Store in Lincoln, has successfully or- ganized similar men's choruses in Kenosha, Wis., and Louisiana, Missouri. All men who enjoy singing are invited to attend the first weekly rehearsal on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in the Lincoln College Auditorium. Temporary officers and organ- izing committee are: President, Paul Hauffe; Vice-President Dr. Dale Sunderland; Secretary and Treasurer, Wilbur J. Wilmert. High School Starts Sil-Tennial Advertising The high school has gotten the jump on the rest of the com- munity as far as any "signboard" advertising of the Sil-Tennial is concerned. The top east windows of the school have been covered with huge lettering, "Sil-Tennial 125 Years -- 1836 - 1961---July 22- 29, 1961." Mrs. Minnie Mayer, 80, Dmd Tuesday In Lincoln Hospital i Services Being Held Today all hl Funeral Home. Mrs. Minnie L. Clark Mayer, North Lafayette St., Mount Pulas- ki, Ill., a well known and es- teemed resident of this com- munity her entire life, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1961. She had been in ill health for a long period of time with many months of hospital care. She had been a patient since Jan. 12 in St. Clam's hospital, Lincoln, where she died. Mxs. Mayer was aged 80 years, 7 months and 211 days. Minnie L Clark was born April 3, 1880, on a farm in Laenna Township, Logan County, Ill., a- bout 4 miles northeast of Mount Pulaski, a daughter of Robert D. nd Catherine Bousche Clark. Her parents retired from the farm in 1895 and moved into town. She attended the old high school in the east part of the city, gradu- ating in the Class of 1898, after which she was a student for the next two years at Illinois Wes- leyan University at Bloomington. Sept. 13, 1901, she was united in marriage in Mount Pulaski to Edward O. Mayer, who was suc- cessfully engaged in merchandis- ing for many years. He preceded her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Mayer was a great lover of flowers and shrubs and was always delighted to share the blooms with her friends. She was interested in Art and Music, and her collection of good literature was a great joy to her after she (Continued on page 2) LOIS AHRENS QUEEN CANDIDATE IN FASHION SHOW LOis Ahrens, a senior at the Mount Pulaski Township high school, has been chosen by the ladies of the Mentor Graham Unit of the ALM Hospital Auxil- iary, to represent the unit as Queen Candidate at the Spring Fashion Show sponsored by the Area Hospital Auxiliary to be held March 7, at the Junior high school gym in Lincoln. LOis is a member of the FHA, a member and president of the German Club, typist on the year book staff, member and secre- tary-treasurer of the National Honor Society, member of the junior play cast and a member of the Pep Club. She has been a member of the pep band for four years, the con- cert band for six years, serving as librarian this year, numerous ensembles, girl's chorus and mix- ed chorus. She attends the Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran Church and is ac- tive in the Walther League. She has been a 4-H member for eight years, serving as secretary-treas- urer, reporter, and member of the Teenettes, a 4-H Girl's Quartet. Lois plans to attend business college and go into a secretarial career. She enjoys reading, danc- ing and listening to the finer music. RADIOLOGICAL CLASS TO BE STARTED HERE BY CIVIL DEFENSE The State of Illinois is required to have 204 radiological monitor- ing stations by June 30, 1961. A total of 102 counties are, or were, intended fo receive 2 each of the Monitor sets. To date only 48 counties are accredited or have passed the required legislature to be eligible for same. It is expect- ed that the 204 sets will be dis- tributcd to the qualified counties md their accredited cities. Mt. Pulaski Civil Defense in- tends to start another class of i Radiological Monitoring in the l near future. One class of 22 has already been completed. More classes are required so watch the paper for time and place to sign up for the class. There is noth- ing too complicated about moni- toring and the operation of the instruments. Those that have tak- en the course agreed that it was very interesting and educational from the standpoint of knowing about radioactivity and Fall Out. Bowling Tournament Here Feb. 4-5, 11-12 BLUE COUNTY.WIDE JR. WOMAN'S CLUB FEBRUARY MEETING ON RADIO AND TV The regular meeting of the Mt. Pulaski Junior Woman's Club will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at 8 p. m. at the Muldoon Library. The program will be under the Motion Picture, Radio and TV De- partment, with Mrs. John West as chairman. The guest speaker for the even- ing will be Mrs. Ruth Steppe, Miss Ruth of Romper Room, seen on WTVP Decatur. A very inter- esting program will be presented. Mrs. Bill Dittus and Mrs. Col- leen Hayes, co-chairmen of the Sil-Tennial Ball, would like for all the chairmen and their com- mittees to meet after the business meeting. Members are urged to attend and it is imperative that the Sil- Tennial committees meet at this date. ICE SKATING SHOULD BE GOOD, WEEKEND A. J. St. Pierre, the godfather and ardent supporter of good ice skating conditions in Mount Pul- aski whenever the weatherman gives the least sign of coopera- tion, has this to say relative to ice skating the weekend: "The snow and melting condi-: tions have made smooth skating impossible at the City Park the past week, but a scraper has been employed to cut off the rough spots, and a good watering down today should make skating a pleasure this weekend." If the gate is open -- skating is permissible. CROSS AND BLUE ENROLLMENT Kick.Off M. At Presbyterian Church Jan. 31st Logan county rural nd town residents will have opportunity to join Plan for Hospital Care .... Blue Shield Plan during a ment which will open on nesday, Feb. 1, and through Feb. 15, it was ed today by Mrs. Harold of Chestnut, HIA president has been true since the HIA, founded, the Logan Health Improvement s again sponsoring this ment in its campaign for health for the residents county. Volunteer workers will the campaign at a kick-off ing at the First Church in Lincoln at 6:30 Jan. 31. These volunteers then visit their friends and bors throughout the ing the enrolment to ex Blue Cross and Blue Shield gram and to take applications. All residents of the on farms or in towns of 2500 population who are employed or who work in of less than 10 persons, Will eligible for membemhlp. husband and wife mdst be 65 years of age to enroll the family membership. may include all unmarried pendent children under 19 of age on their the same monthly due& MENTAL MEETING JAN. y F The Logan County Nanc rench Is for mental health will Bride of Robert annual meetinff on 30, at the administration Irwin of Beason at Lincoln College, 7:30 p.m. The guest be David Donald of the l Ceremony Performed i of Instructional At Zion Lutheran I Office of the l Public Instruction, and is Church, Sunday l ally assigned to the area of Miss Nancy French, daughter of [ mentally "-?andicapped. Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. French,[ A Ponce (I R.R. Mount Pulaski, became the  Oorganization meeting bride of Robert Irwin, son of lduC t a class for Civil Mr. and Mrs. George C. Irwin, of l Auxiliary Police, will be Beason, Ill., Sunday, Jan. 22, 1961,  night tThursdav) at the in the Zion Lutheran Church atat%i nm All a'p'plicants Mt. Pulaski, at 4 p.m. The double  21 years old or o(,er ring ceremony was performed by| If interested you n'lav | # ,/ the pastor, the Rev. Martin Rothe, tact Clvde Shreve or i before an altar decorated with Muellelhv an. 31st a tar ases and baskets of white carnations, palms and cande. Iabra. The annual Oty Bowling The o ' ".. i rganist was Mrs. Edwin Tournament for Logan county wd.l I Stahl and she accompanied Wil- be held in Lincoln ana lviount  bur E. Stoll, who Sanot ........ th "Wod. Pulaski with the team eventsding Prayer" and '"rhe Lord's The singles and doubles wll bouffant" skirt, which fell into a be held at the Ten Pin Alleys in chapel train. Her gown was trim- Lincoln on the same dates. Sign- up schedules are at the Hilltop Bowl. OTTO EY CANDIDATE FOR PARK BOARD Petitions are being circulated for Otto Ey as a candidate for Park Commissioner of Mount Pu- laski, subject to the April elec- tion. The six-year term of Francis Myrick expires this year. He will be a candidate, however, for the office of Justice of the Peace for District No. 3 on the Republican ticket. med at the neckline and appli- ques on the skirt were with chan- tilly lace and sequins. She wore elbow length gloves. Her Swed- ish crown of lace and tulle, with sequins and seed pearls held her silk illusion veil. She carried a cascade bouquet of white roses. Judith French, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Mrs. Donald Riedle, of Lake Fork, was bridesmaid. They wore identical gowns of red silk or. ganza over taffeta, with scalloped neckline, short sleeves that were pulled into fullness by ribbon ties. The skirts were fully gather- ed. They wore matching colored (Continued on page 6) GUEST ST. JOHN'S The Rev. Richard L. member of the Staff of nois Synod of the United an Church in America, the guest speaker at the ing worship service at St, Lutheran Church next The members and the congregation will luck meal tgether at hour in the church bers are to bring a dish to and table service. After the noon meal Peterman will present the Program of support for College, Chicago logical Seminary, Alpine an Camp and Lutheran Work in our territory. This gram is known as Christ's Tomorrow. The Intermediate and Choirs will provide musical bers for the afternoon ...... A cordial invitation ed to all members the church to be fellowship and ....................... 2