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Mount Pulaski TJmes-N 58 MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1961 HN DE LEATH RECALLED TO BY LOS ANGELES COLUMNIST EFLECTION00 Orchids to the Brothers of the who are becoming more mo numerous as the days hr. Ad the male :s have had chance to get their whiskers far enough to be noticeable, Well as irritable. this phase of Celebration Is re- is a good omea as to the of the Kunivesmn-y of Mount founding, which is to Oerved lucy 22 to 29, t kaow of no other phase of that costs so little, much In so mcmy diffezent places as this, the wide variety of fac. mmh " that the Brothers of  spore New "faces" continually show q3 with the slurit of "61" ado- in some form or other. types are qtte varied from to the coaveutioual et of them look pretty nke, With a little mo time to them and mm'e cam be. gtwa me mero wm be who will be loathe to past that Is, oae we haven,t men the wearer lsa pro'- would never have thought into the spirit of the Our st of the  ta k . big JUml upward and It que Immd to know they a community boostez. mm.m of beards being folks in adjoksJ=g com- --"._  ao gratifying, and /o the4z goodwill and coop- of the mea lfave really t and are spending time in the ce and wuanee of their bemdL Wtll no doubt have more from now oa with the atteuttou the wives their crowning gt" I p w oil be one of the com- ! wash it they must--or leave  Club slmslso of of the asmlmmzy moing a fine job the hatr growing" stS0hlat on will furnish a lot ty as well aa good ad- k,__" wheu they get their lU"= and dunkg Mee00ng Is ed To Feb. 91 _ _ % _..%--. IJL%%%%- - %-_- -  of the Mount grade school changed from Feb. 23, evening, Feb. 21. The has been made due tothe the Junior Woman's b Will hold their annual Spring s Show on the regular Thurs. evening, Feb. 23 meeting Her Name Impressed On Sidewalks With 1500 Other Stars The following feature by Art Ronnie, appeared in the Los An- geles Herald-Express last week, and will be of much interest to Mount Pulaskians, inasmuch as the subject of the story was born in Mount Pulaski and her ashes are buried here: Recall First Woman of Radio, TV By Art Rounie Impressed in the sidewalks of Hollywood Blvd. are the names of 1500 stars of the screen, radio, television and recording arts. Among these is one name that may cause a little memory jog- ging, yet once it was one of the best known names and voices in the country. It is Vaughn De Loath. She was called "The First Lady of the Air," and deservedly. The original radio girl, she was the first woman to be heard on the air, the first woman to make a trans-Atlantic broadcast and she was the most televised woman in American until 1941. Some have called her the great- est blues- singer America has produced, and to her is credited the origination of crooning. In January, 1920, the fortunate few New Yorkers who possessed earphones and a crystal set, and still were blessedly naive enough to be filled with wonder when their set's cat's whisker was able to grasp out of the air a human voice (even static was enough to fill one with awe), were treated to the sound of a woman's rich contralto voice. A recent Question of the Week in this column, asking about Vaughn De Loath, prompted a phone call from her sister, Mrs. Alma Curmingham. Living quietly in Hollywood, Mrs. Cunningham is helping to keep alive the memory of her (Continued on page 12) Benefit For Cr00ger Family Fire Victims The Potholder Club will have a shower to aid the Raymond Creager family, whose home and most of their personal belongings were destroyed by fire, Sunday .morning, Feb. 5. This event will be held at the Odd Fellow's Hall, Friday, Feb. 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The family is in need of bedd- ing, towels, kitchen utensils and items, food or anything useful will be greatly appreciated. Anyone wishing may contribute to this good cause. Donations may be left at the Ernest Ed- wards home, east of the Legion Home in the south part of city. WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FEB. 18 The 75th World Day of Prayer will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at the St. John's Lutheran Church at 1:30 p.m. The Chestnut Methodist Church, the Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church and the St. John's Luther- an Church, will participate. We. men from the three churches will participate in the service. Feb. 17, 1961 finds the com- munity in the midst of exciting l history that includes spiritual movement throughout the world, i with "no time limits, no clime limits, no race limits, or, space limits," interdenorinational, in- terracial or international. The public is invited to attend- this 75th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer. City Officials Will Be Elected Tuesday, April 18 The election of city officials will be held on Tuesday, April 18, for the various offices, as follows: I Mayor Elmer Schaffenacker has not definitely committeed himself  as to whether or not he will be l a candidate for re-election, i The present City Clerk, Carle- i ton Drake, is definitely a candi- date ad his petitions are in cir- culation: Petitions for Harriet Bender for the treasurer's office, left vacant by the death of Harry Elliott, are being circulated; Three aldermen are to be elect- ed, the terms of Eugene Cyrulik, second ward; Harry Van Hook, first ward, and Emerson Horn, third ward, expire this spring. Candidates for the office of Police Magistrate are also need- ed to complete the city hoster. These offices are all non-political. LOCKER PLANT IS CLOSED DUE TO FROZEN PIPES The Uptown Food Locker Plant which has been operated by Jas. Coogan, has been permanently closed due to mechanical diffi- culties. During the last eold spell the electricity went off due to a blown fuse and with the sys- tem full of water, the pipes froze and bursted. The damage was so heavy that it was impossible to repair it so Coogan decided to discontinue its operation. However, the Mount Pulaski Food Locker plant in the south part of the. city will continue to operate as usual with its pro- cessing and sharp freeze. They do not have any locker boxes. Customers who had foodstuffs in the locker plant have removed it to their own deep freeze units. The grade school, with surplus turkeys in the plant, removed them to Illiopolis. Sil-tennial Year in 1961. TOWNSHIP CAUCUSES HELD SHOW ONLY FEW CONTESTS Creacjer Farm Home Destroyed By Fire Sunday A tqnant house on the Russell Buckles farm, five miles south- west of Mount Pulaski, was des- troyed by fire early Sunday morn- ning. The Raymond Creager fam- ily lived in the house. The Mount Pulaski and Corn- land fire departments battled the fire more than an hour in the near zero weather. The fire is belieged to have or- iginated from the cook stove in the kitchen. Mrs. Creager was reported to have started a fire in the kitchen stove, then left the room for a few minutes. When she returned the interior of the kitchen was ablaze. Mr. and Mrs. Creager and five chiIdren were helped by volun- teers in removing most of the household furnishings. The fam- :ily moved into another tenant house on the Buckles farm. Mr. Creager, employed by Buckles, cut one of his hands while fight- ing flames. Buckles reported insurance cov- ered the loss of the house but the Creagers did not have insurance on the contents. Sil-Tennial Ladies Asked For Description The 23 Sil-Tennial Ladies re- presenting various organizations in the community are asked to write up the description of the outfits they will wear, and give this information to Mrs. Paul Beidler. This will be used in the Sil-Tennial Paper Edition., The Ladies should also com- plete their outfits as soon as poss- ible, as they are supposed to ap- pear on TV with the "Brothers of the Brush" in the near future. Organizations still have until March 10th to submit the name of a Sil-Tennial Lady. PROCLAMATION WHEREAS; the seven-day week of JulY 22, 1961 thru July 29, 1961, has been duly set aside to commerate the Sil- Tennial of the Mt. Pulaski Community; and, WHEREAS, in addition to the cultural and educational features that are to be stressed in honor of the pioneers who founded and developed the City we now enjoy, a celebration and "mardi-gras" spirit on a community-wide, scale highly desirable for the attraction of thousands of visitors; and; WHEREAS, as a part of the program to engender within us the spirit of good fellowship, co-operation, and fun, the "Brothers of the Brush" have been duly formed; and, WHEREAS, these Brothers of the Brush have officially invited all humans of the male species to live as men did from the time of the pre-Civil War days in attitude, spirt and costume, a costume being the growth of a beard in full or in part (in part means a mustache, goatee, side-burns, etc.); and, * WHEREAS, it is further hereby made legal and binding that if the aforementioned conditions are not met by the citiz- ens of the Mt. Pulaski Community at the given times, or by any American citizen visiting Mt. Pulaski, Ill. at that time, that said people shall be subject to punishment, to-wit: (1) if men appear shaved and are unable to present a "Shaver's Pernit," (2) not wearing the "Official Celebration Badge and Carrying the Proper Card issued by the organiz- ation, those persons shall be subject to trial and punish'- ment on those days; and, WHEREAS, the official trial and punishment shall be done by the Kangaroo Court and its Policemen; and, WHEREAS, THEREFORE, IN TOKEN WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this 12th day of February, 1961 birthday of that greatest beard-raiser of all, Abraham Lincoln. Signed: ELMER SCHAFFENACKER, Mayor. ATFEST: CARLE'IN DRAKE S I It I i Township Election : Will Be Held On Tuesday, April 4 .... Practically all township cuses have been held and will be only a few contests hl the various toWnships. Thomas A. Gupton, Sr., bent, was nominated for or at the Democrat caucus, Saturday by Mount Pulaski Dem- ocrats. Dale Fuhrer, town clerk, again nominated. Howard gin, Jess H. Stuart and Keck were nominated Elkhart Republicans, nominated Everett Cherry as candidate for supervisor. Other candidates nominated Earl Lanterman for Mable Lantern]an for town and William Drake, Herman ler and Carl Criland for itors. Thomas Stellar, nominated for re-election ervisor by Elkhart Democrats in a caucus afternoon. Arthur V. nominated candidate for clerk. No nominations were for assessor nor town In Laenna Township, Jones, Latham, and Guy Latham, will oppose each as assessor candidates. Democrat, was nominated at caucus Jan. 31. Hathorn, a- publican, was nominated at caucus Feb. 3. Other Democrats nominated Laenna are Esther E. Latham, incumbent town and town auditor cent Sheehan, Robert I. and Ida A. Maske, all of Other candidates Laenna Republicans are Chloe Hoaglin, Shirley L. ] and Evelyn B. Murray, all tham, for town auditors. licans did not nominate a date for town clerk Iona L Seefeldt, rural aski was nominated as tery trustee in a caucus. i In Chester Townsh p Fue was nominated by cans as a candidate for visor, in Saturday's caucus. defeated incumbent Emil tConflnued on page Teem At Hilltop ' The annual Lincoln Asociation tournament cludes the Hilltop Bowl in Pulaski, got underway last day and Sunday. The team events are being here and will finish up end. The singles and being held in Lincoln. the weekend bowling are: TEAM HANDICAP: 3195; Slick's Inn, 3159, inois Tavern, 3079. Team --Gem Lunch, 2823; 2766. and BMA, Mt. Pulaski, SINGLES HANDICAP Webster, 696; Eugene 673; and Los Braun, 666. actual---Lowell Young, Webster, 588 and Jim DOUBLES HANDICAP Young and Chuck Brooks, Bud Manes and Andy 1126; Carl Donath and 1238. Doubles actual--Bob chanan and Clarence 1128; Bud Manes and Andy gets, 1126 and Don Homer Fort, 1103. ALL EVENTS Andy Wiggers, 1909; 1838, and Bob All events Bob Greathouse, ?