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ITAL NEWS Burdick was admitted to the ALM hospital, Monday lnOming, as a medical patient. Two Mount Pulaskians, .Mrs. Poffenbarger and Mrs. rt RothwelI, Sr., who have en medical patients in ALM tmspital, Lincoln, for several days m'ned to their homes Saturday. . Mrs. Keith Shehorn Times- ttews Apartments, was removed to the ALM hospital in Schahl TLmm_.q.lllm, M,,,,,+ lb--: !!1_. THUIISDAY, FIFJHUARY L ONE-TIME SWAMP LAND IN AUSTIN TOWNSHIP IS VALUABLE SECTION been $20,000. Last year the a: mount was $15,000 and that drop was because certain capital im- provement were made by the land commissioners. The four land commissiopers who operate the land today are: Marion Alsup, Latham; William Jones, R. R .1, Maroa; Joe Got- etzke, Latham, and Fred Went- worth, Warrensburg. AUSTIN NEWS By Hattie Kerwood Teacher Institute Friday, so no school. The Jack Johnstons went on to Tampa, Fla. to visit friends while to Alabama. Mr. and Mrs. Del Southern of Bloomington, spent over Sunday night with his folks. Sandra Emery is home from U. of I., a few days. The Darrell Mills' of near Clin- ton and the Harold Clark's were Sunday dinner guests of the Linn Raus. Mrs. Louise Linthicum, Mrs. Ruth Boyd and Mrs. Vera Daily of Kenney visited with H.A.K. Sun- day afternoon after eating din- ner in Warrensburg. This zero and below, weather plenty cold. Sunshine helps - pre- dicted snow each night failed to come here. Joe Goretzke has been visitin his daughter and family in Le- banon. Seven members and 6 visitors present for Home Bureau at Mrs. Glenn Raus last Tuesday. The assistant Home Adviser gave the lesson on colors. Mrs. G. Shim- er, president, was in charge. Mrs. Wilbur Rau had recreation. Mrs. Shimer gave an interesting talk about the White House in Wash- ington, D.C. from Nat. Geo. Mug.) Refreshments were served by the hostess. Expected to see snowing Mon- day evening - then moon was shining so brightly. Clear yet Tuesday and little warmer. Poor monkey strapped in space capsule - to die if not recovered when drops in ocean - wicked. Don't know what our readers been hearing. We heard it be- fore Christmas. Just want people to know H.A.K. hates to poison rats. She most certainly wouldn't poison a dog! For three weeks fed the poorest creature of a dog you ever saw, off in hind legs, maybe been hit by car and laid for days or fast in a tile ditch. He'd stay a week, leave a week, and back, three times. Left before Christmas - wonder if went home or someone shot it. Now a big Income of $20,000 Goes To County For School Tax In Austin Township, Macon count)', is located 640 acres of land known far and near as the school section, and it thereby has an interesting history. This land amublance Monday. L tterbert Birks returned to his is about half-way between Mt. n_,o Monday in the Schahl am- Pulaski and Maroa. The Decatur -mance, from the ALM hospital, Review, in its issue of Monday, Where he had been a medical Jan. 30, carries the following: Patient for a short time. S20}00 From Income Off Section Robert A. Lewis entered the The Macon county treasurer, living in Decatur, has received ALM hospital Monday for medical $20,000 from income off 640 acres attention. Miss Grace Holcomb, Elkhart, of land in Austin township. This was admitted to the ALM hos- year's payment made by the Aus- Pltal, Lincoln, on Jan. 25, for surg- tin Township Land Commission, cry following injuries received in is partial payment of the school a fall at her home. Miss Holcomb tax assessed against all property lWill be remembered by many in Austin township. OCal people when she looked aft- Henry B. CurD', Macon county er the Swain triplets for a few treasurer, said he believes the Years, following the death of their section of land is one of three another, Mrs. W. A. Swain, who still operating in the United Stat- was formerly Imogene Beidler. es under a law created 143 years ago. B J R T H S In 1818 Congress created a law prescribing that section 16 of each township be set aside for school Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Gandy purposes.  Beason, are parents of a son o,zn Thursday, Jan. 26, at the That same year at a constitu- tional convention in Kaskaskia hospital, Lincoln. the U.S. law was adopted for the Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Bowman o Jacksonville, Fla., are parents ;tate of Illinois. u a daughter, Benita Marie, born In the passing years much of Onday, Jan. 23. Grandparents land in the county was dis-  ar. and Mrs. Ed Hickey of Mt. of, but the land commis- rUlaski; and Mrs Hugh Redfairn sion of Austin Township retained of Lincoln. " its section. The gift wasn't considered too lncMr" and Mrs E. Kenny Cyru- are paren of a daughter, valuable in the early days. The square mile of land was a swamp oorn Sunday, Jan. 29, in the De- and its principal occupants were Catur and Macon county hospital, mosquitoes and water snakes. When the swamp was drained W E A T H E R the land commissioners discover- ed the)' had good, productive land. Last Thursday was a lot warm- They put it to full use end all than we have had for several income was used as originally fl  High was about 20% Snow )rescribed. urries most of the day, sometim- Austin Township is now in the esappearing to start a real storm. ,Varrensburg-Latham School Dis- . l"riday found the temperature trict. ck below zero and not much The square mile of land is di- a warming trend during the vided into three parts, each one Sun was shining but high farmed by a resident of the town- Perature reading was 5 above, ship. 1. The temperature dropped to be- Most of the other school land ,w zero Friday night, with a sections in Macon county were reading of 4 below at midnight- sold, for one reason or another. But, Saturday morning found Most of the sales were before the that SOme hea came in from Civil War. Old records show the l ewhere and the mercury was land was sold for about $1,25 an uz 5 above. Clear sky and mild :re. a, which had shifted from Decatur Township's school sec- -e northwest to the south. Warm- ion was sold between 1833 and for a reported S800. ed to 20 degrees. The approximate boundary of SUnday had a low of 5 above and a high around 16. Clear all :hat section of land today would clay With bright surshine, but be Oakland Ave., on the east, the Wabash Railroad on the north, tall dog, collar on, been" here every day, so poor - why keep and half starve - better put to sleep or shoot the poor things. Now a strag gray tomcat, blind in one eye - and such a pet - was a Cold day.  MOnday began much the same _Unday with a 5 above. Cloudy prevailed and the tempor- ure reached 20 degrees. the snow reported to be .com- Lt.s way yesterday must have e a letour as none fell in this Linden Ave. on the west, and Sunset Ave. on the south. In the past several years the county's share of the income from Austin township school land has someone has dumped it out, no doubt. TOVtNSHIP CAUCUS NOTICE Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday the 7th day of February next, at Town Hall, a caucus of the Democratic voters of Lake Fork Township will be held for the purpose of nominating candi- dates for the following Township Offices: Assessor Town Clerk Three (3) Auditors Which caucus will be opened at 2 P.M. o'clock in the afternoon of said day. Dated this 19th day of Jan., A.D. 1961. Edward Sheehan, (2-2) Town Clerk ROAD SIGNS TO GET NEW POPULATION DATA From Springfield comes word that the Illinois Highway Divis- ion has announced it will start putting up new official city popu- lation figures on several thous- and road signs as soon as weath- er permits. The work is to be completed by June 1, and includes refurbishing all of the 275,000 signs along state highways. Monologue: A conversation be- tween a realtor and a prospect. NOTICE OF G OF FINAL ACCOUNT State of Illinois, ++o+. IN THE COUNTY COURT SAID COUNTY: IN PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUAHNA .... RICHNER, DECEASED. ' PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby giv- en that on the 26th day of Janu-  ary,  D. 1961, the undersigned, filed in the above court his fin- al account of his acts and as Administrator of the Estate Louanna Riehner, deceased, ing for an approval of same i his final and complete disch from all further duties and sponsibilRies as such ad trator, and that a hearing t on has been set by said for the 20th day of D. 1961, at the hour of ten a. m., in the court room of court, in the court house of county of Logan, in Lincoln, Ill- inois. Any objections to said a- count must be filed in said court on or before said time. Clifford Leimbach, Dated February 26th, 1961.. : Lloyd F. KrnokL Attorney. NOTICE--SW2MMERS, The pool and skaUng rink be closed on Wednesday until further notice. /I/O ' MA I L B OX O /V ,, FHE NIOO/V.. YET:.. but you can Save-Sy- /00ail 00Crom Anywhere on the Earth a.nd have Insured Safe00.y ,o/us Rea/ Pr00't ] g temperature and sunshine. a .e mercury began an early rise really shot up the hill for a SEE US 0 - gn of around 40, the warmest BEFORE BG CO un many days. Wednesday started out to what M O N U M E N T S aP,l, areal another nice day Sun o mlltng, temperature near 20 de - TIMING + ve zero. But clouds soon or Grave Markers S . _ the sun and a strong wml began blowing The day was gloomy and cold High tempera- tuLe was slightly" above 30. fronlet weather man put on a cold at for today, Ground Hog Day, v'raY, Feb. 2d. Temperature  arOUnd 10 or 12 degrees early "' morning and the sky cloudy. All Colors and Sizes LATHAM, ILLINOIS Tern A strong wind from northeast. Perature still at 10 above. SCHAHL Home For FUNERALS Nit. Pulaski Dial SW 2-3235 DAY OR NIGHT Our Phone Is Attended 24 Hours .. 7 Days A Week Schahl Funeral Home Mount Pulaski, lllinob -- AMBULANCE SERVICE -- Conversations over our free lines between Mount Pulaski, Latham, and Chestnut, will automatically be disconnected when the convero sation has progressed from 6 to 8 minutes. "two warning tones will be applied to the the first tone at one minute before disconnection; the second tone at 10 seconds before disconnec tion. Mount Pulaski Telephene Oompan+