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Mount Pulaski Times-News 48 MOUNT PULASKI. ILL., THURSDAY, FEB. 1, 1951 NUMBER 27 s Revamped Hilltoppers Win County Champs. 00-46; To St Teresa Neighboring Elkhart Cagers Give Pulaski Shtbborn Battle. Frank Jones gave his Pulaski high cagers a shake-up Tuesday night endeavor to get a winning functioning. His paid-off. The new corn- spilled Elkhart. Logan 66-46. and playing almost were: Dittus, Brown, D. Ey and and they did such of it that they were only in the last half of period by the hereto- starters -- Veech, and Mason. When in the score was 56-40. Credit of the regulars who. Watching almost an entire for the first time, from the they went in with three to go and scored 10 more took an early lead Pulaski and ran the count Ey sank a long one came thru. Panky, then went into action and in two pivot shots for Pulaski narrowed the on another long one by Ey two free throw by Hahn. tied it up with a fake un- basket. From then on the baskets with Panky the load with three baskets. Ey gottan- long one and Hahn re- to end the period 14-16, Qu=ter Alout Even sank a free one but W. Who had fouled him, back to score a rebound. retaliated with a long one. :he Hilltoppers scored two rebound and Richner's (Continued on page 12) TEA TO FEBRUARY CLUB MEETING Mount Pulaski Woman's Will meet Friday, Feb. 9, in the Legion Home, department of Art, of George A. Volle is chairman. this time the annual Abra- Lincoln Tea will be featur- Program will be given by Watt, head of the dec- department of Stetson Lincoln, who will lec- on "China Painting" and have an interesting exhibit. members will find this pro- instructive. M Mrs. Otto Ey, chair- esdames Harry Downing, Febus, Oswald Brooker, Myrick, J. M. Rothwell, Stoll, Gene Clear, Paul Lcroy K. Buckles Sr., R. i)owninP ,g, Paul A. Gruber, Harold Laatsch, Merriman, John Sheetz, and Norma Schahl, Lulu DAY OF FEB. 9 year World Day of Prayer in Mount Pulaski will be Friday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. John's Lutheran church Christian and Methodist co-operating. There will program of music speaker will be Rev. Markwald of Decatur. is cordially invited to FRANK BOHN, 76, OF LINCOLN, PASSED AWAY AT HOSPITAL Frank Bohn, 718 Oglesby Ave., Lincoln, Ill., died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 1951 in St. Clara's hospital, Lincoln. Mr. Bohn had been in ill health for several months and a patient in the hospital six days. He was aged 76 years and 7 days. Mr. Bohn was born Jan. 20, 1875 in Elkhart township, a few miles northwest of Cornland, Ill., the son of John and Anna $imons Bohn. About 54 years ago he mar- ried Florence Raholitz of Elk- hart township. They farmed in the Cornland community for sev- eral years. She preceded him in death about 25 years ago. Mr. Bohn later located in Kenney, and 10 years ago moved to Lin- coln. He was well known in Corn- land, Lake Fork and Mount Pu- laski. Decedent is survived by the following children: Mrs. Rupert Luckhart and Mrs. Jacob Buttell Jr., of Lincoln; Mrs. Nelson Rog- ers, Mount Pulaski; Mrs. Jess Litterly, Lake Foek; Mrs. Charles Brook and Mrs. Russell Hopper, Rockford; Normal and Fred, of Cornland; Herman, of Lake Fork; Harry, Tucson, Arizona; Charges in the U. S. Army, stationed in Georgia. Also 29 .grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The body was removed to the Schahl funeral home in Mount Pulaski, .where funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. lnday, conducted by Rev. L. H. Appel, pastor of the First Christian church, Lincoln. Three hymns, "In The Garden," "Beyond the Sunset" and 'rhe Lord's Pray- er,' were sung by Paul R. Moore, of Mount Pulaski, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. W. H. Pry- son of Cornland. Burial was in the Carlyle ceme- tery four miles west of Mount Pulaski. Pallbearers were Ben Scroggin and George Mason of Lincoln; Huse Flinn, Mount Pu- laski; Fred Fuiten, W. H. Bryson and Ruel Batterton, Cornland. i Hear Null March i i t When the Times-News announc ed last week that the Cities Service Band of America would play a march composed by a former Mount Pulaski band di- dentrector, Fred H. Null, on its Monday night program, Jan. 29, between 8:30 and 9:00 p.m., every residen t remembering Prof. Null listened in. This famous band, directed by Paul Lavelle, is one of the most popular 5ands heard on the radio. In announcing the Null march, "Michigan 'Iqiumphant," the announcer told of a firm in St. Joseph, Mich., adjoining Ben- ton Harbor, that was celebrating SUE CLIFTON, 78, DIED YESTERDAY; SERVICES ON FRIDAY Miss Sue Clifton, North Wash- ington street, Mount Pulaski, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31( 1951, aged 78 years, 7 months and 26 days. She suffer- a stroke Sept. 6, and was remov- ed to the St. Clara's hospital in Lincoln, the following day. She was later removed to the Mary Pettitt nursing home in Lincoln. Her condition became worse lately, and a few days ago she suffered another stroke. Miss Clifton was born June 5, 1872, in Crab Orchard, Ky., a daughter of James and Mary Jane Shropshire Clifton. The family moved to Illinois and liv- ed on farms in the Williamsville and Buffalo Hart communities. About 40 years ago they located at the present family home, in Mount Pulaski. Miss Clifton had for many years been engaged in dressmaking. She was a member of the Christian church, and the Loyal Daughter's Society of that church. Decedent is survived by one sister, Miss Grace Clifton, with whom she lived. The remains were removed to the Schahl funeral home. Funer- al services will be held in the Christian church, Friday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m., conducted by the pas- tor, Rev. Robert Wilkes Burial will be in Mount Pulaski ceme- tery. MARLENE JACKSON WED HAROLD TURLEY Miss Marlene Jackson, daugh- ter of Mrs. Perry Hilliard, South Washington street, Mount Pulas. ki, and Harold Turley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ors Turley, Lincoln, Ill., were united in marriage at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1951, in the First Christian church par- sonage in Lincoln. The ceremony was performed by Rev. L. H. Appel, pastor of the church. The attendants were Miss Bet- ty Decker and Delmar Strunk, of Lincoln. The bride was attired in a lime colored suit, with black and white accessories. The bride had been attending the Mount Pulaski high school. The groom is employed as a painter by Chas. Wodetzki of Lincoln. The newlyweds are liv. ing in Lincoln. Public Inviled To Solos and Ensembles The public is invited to come to the Mount Pulaski high school gym next Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30 to listen to the 22 solo numbers and 12 ensembl- es that will have a two nigh{ practice session in getting ready for the district contests later on. Director Werntz will appreci- ate very much as large an at. tendance as possible in order to give the contestants the advant- age of playing before an audi- ence. There is no admission charge. it 50th aniversary in the handl-[ TO. E. ST. LOUIS FOR ing of Cities Service gasoline. Al- so, that the march was being HOLID4Y TOURNEY played in the firms honor. Hearing the 'TIichigan Tri- Mount Pulaski's Hilltoppers umphant", march, camparable to many other fine marches, Mr. Nulls' friends in Mount Pulaski and other Logan county towns, were thrilled at this opportunity to join the nation-wide audience at the radio in listening to the music composed by a musician they knew. Much favorable com- ment was heard Tuesday and Prof. Null would have been great ly pleased to have heard it. He is a resident of Benton Har- bor, Mich. Sectional Lightweight Tourney To Be Played Here Starting Feb. 12. P-TA POTLUCK AND PROGRAM ENJOYED THURSDAY EVENING The potluck supper of the P-T. I A. held Thursday evening was 1 another enjoyable event and was ] followed with the regular busi- ness meeting of the club and a program. During the business meeting presided over by Mrs. Harold L. Hargrave, a report of the jit- ney supper was made, showing a profit of $186. A contribution of $10 was made to the National Foundation of the P-T.A. toward the erection 6f national head- quarters building. The organiza- tion also voted to sponsor the annual Christmas party in co- operation with the C. of C., which has been so successful the past two years. Rev. Ray O. Zumstein, Cub- master, was in charge of the a- warding of the Cub awards as slown in picture in pictorial sec- tion. He also showed the film, "Cub Scouting in the Home." Cub Scout awards were made at the meeting with C. A. Harvey, Jr., receiving a Webelos award, the highest in cub scouting. Roy Dean Downing, Roy Montgomery, Donald Clark, Stephen Cullen, James Halstead, Ian Bowers, Leon Payne, received Bob Cat pins; Darrell Stoll, Bear award; and he and Leon Payne also re- ceived gold and silver arrow points for additional work done. A very enjoyable feature of the program was the Powell hill- billy group which gave a very diversified program of instru- mental and singing numbers. Members of the group were Gay- land Green, violin; Roy Henrichs- meyer, banjo; Mrs. Dale Boyd, accordion; Jimmy Powell. guitar, and four children, who san g solo numbers, Shirley, Carole, Jimmy and Eddie. Normal Coming! Coach Carrol Wood will bring his Normal Community high cagers to Pulaski on Friday even- ing of this week for what promis- es to be a great evening of bas- ketball. There are to be two gam- es with the reserves starting at 7:00. Coach Wood, who coached here several years, is quitting the cage game this season and would like very much to hang the scalp of his former players on the Normal wigwam as a parting gesture. Needless to state that the local squad will do everything in their power to keep their "hair" intact so a fast and furious ball game is in the making, Normal has had a pretty good season this year and boasts of one outstanding player, Merritt, who will keep the locals on their toes from start to finish. Announces Engagement Mr. and Mrs. Paul lVlcCubbin living south of Mount Pulaski announce tle engagement of will participate in the East St. their daughter Miss Kathleen to Louis holiday tournament next Seaman Noel Brak, son of Mr. December, having received an in-I and Mrs. Bruce Brak, of Lincoln. cJ ,# I vitation from Pick Dehner. The wedding date has not been East St. Louis coach, to take part! set. in his tourney which is one of Miss McCubbin, who graduat- the strongest in the state. An in- ed from the Mount Pulaski town- vitation to return to the Paris ship high school in 1949, is a tournament again had been ex- sophomore at the University of tended the local school but in- Illinois. Mr. Brak, a 1948 gradu- asmuch as they have participat, ate of Lincoln high school, is in ed in the the Paris tourney for the U. S. Navy, and is taking several a wel- basic training at Great Lakes, comed, Five Nights Of Basketball To End On Feb. 17. The sectional lightweight grade tourney will be played in Mount Pulaski starting Monday, Feb. 12, and will continue until Friday with an open date Thurs- day. Fifteen teams are lined up for the tourney with the pairings as follows: - Monday, Feb. 12--5 p.m. Game 1--Beason vs. Elkhart, Game 2--Lincoln Central vs. St. Peter and St. Paul. Game 3---St. Patrick's vs. Cant- rall. Game 4---Chestnut vs. Fancy. Prairie. Tuesday -- 6:00 P. M. Game 5--Chatham vs. St. Joe. Game 6---Latham vs. Broadwell Game 7--Mount Pulaski vs. Athens. Wednesday -- 5:30 P. M. Game 8---Winners of Games 1 and 2. Game 9--Winners of Games 3 and 4. Game 10--Winners of games 5 and 6. Game ll--Winner of Game 7 and Sacred Heart. (Continued on page 12) MINSTREL SHOW IS REHEARSING WEEKLY FOR MARCH 5 SHOW Regular Monday night rehears- als for the minstrel show, belng sponsored by the Band Boosters Club, to be given March 5, will be stepped up with Sunday after- noon rehearsals as well as Mon- day, until show night. Les Werntz, who is directing the show, is showing the same type of drive and insistence that has made his musical organiza- tions outstanding at Pulaski high. That means that folks of this community are going to see a minstrel show that they will get a big bang out of. Chorus members, numbering 22, have been rehearsing faithfully the past month and now that have the musical setting memor- ized, the various movements are being "pounded" into their sys. terns, despite some creaking backs. Specialty numbers will be tured along with the chorus numbers with all accompanl ments being played by a minstrel orchestra that will be a big feature of the show. Members of Ccts Members of the cast are: Abe Harvey, Frank Turley, John Romanotto, Roy Peckers, Gene Clear, Paul Moore, Wilbur Stoll, Zane Shelton, L. K. Buckles, Harry Wible, Don Lee, Merwyn Leckbe, Don Neaville, Jim Tur- ley, Paul Quandt, Leon Quandt, Robert Mayer, Charles Ayles. worth, David Froehlich, Bill Me Cain, Wendell Brown,- Johnny Christensen. The interlocutor will be none other than Clarence "Snip" Romer. Members of the orchestra are: Lois Schaffenacker, piano; Mar- garet Ann Shively and Gordon Suedmeier, saxophones; Tom Romer and Jim Brown, cornets; Ray Richner, trombone and Jim Romer, drums. Darrell Richner and Loren Meister were also members of the group, but report for service March Ist Tickets will be offered for sale this weekend by Band Boosters' and band members. They will be 25c and 50c. Please remember, that the proceeds of the show go toward summer band concerts and music program. So you get double for your money--a good show and