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. The Home Newspaper With Nearly 3000 Readers Each Week within the Trade Territory ot Mt. Pulaski ]'HE PULASKI VOLUME XXIX MT. PULASKI. LOGAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS tHURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 1932 i ii i NUMBER 30 R00SiOEHI AWAY Benzinger whose death 1:25 o'clock on Thursday afternoon II, 1932 was meW.ioed in or of Feb. II, was an old and respected citizen of ML Pu- His condition had been serious several days and his death was unexper. liing a most active life, Benzinger was stricken with about six years ago, this him incaaciated in fact, he fully regained the use of his and legs. CELEBRATED 91st ANNIVER- SARY SATURDAY FEB. 15 ! John C. Mier, the oldest living n- tire born eitiz of MI Pulaski town- ship and xbably the oldest native born citizen of Logan county, observ- ed his 91st birthchy anniversary on Saturday Feb. 18. Mr. Mier despite his advanced years is active and alert in both body and min& He not only recalls inci- dents of his boyhood days, but his ' knowledge of current events is mp to the minute. He remembers seeing i Abraham Lincoln in Mt. Pulaski of- ten and also in the city  Lincoln and recalls a lawsuit in which Lin- coln defended and cleared some Frederick Benzinger was born on young men on a charge of tar and 4, 1855 in Wurttenberg, Ger- i feathering a neighbor. and died at the age of 76 years, I Mr. Mier was born Feb. 13, 1841 months and 7 days. He came to in a log cabin that stood on the pre- sent site of the residence of John H. and Mt. Pulaski when about of age. On Nov. 16, 1882 he ' married in this city to Miss Donner who died in 1925. first few years of their married was passed in Itham where two oldest sons were born, trot nearly fifty years he has lived this city and has conducted a shoe shop. children were born to Mr. Mrs. Benziinger, wo of them Tendick and has lived here all of the time excepting a @eliot] of about six monfhs when he took Mrs. Miers to a western state for her health and the time he sem, ed in the Union army during the civil -ar. Mr. Mier is the last, excepting one, civil war :'e=eran remaining in Mr. Pulaski and i said to be the last surxving mem- ber of Company I, ll4th Illinois In- i fantry in which he served during the war. their ;arents in death. His war record is an honorable one were a son Edward and daugh-an d includes pa--'pa -;g rzlc tl in battles Lena. wife of William Sass " are three sons Albert, Fla.; Walter, Chicago; Wil- Cincinnati and two daughters wife of W. F. Binder and wife of Roy Aylesworth, Mt. Also four grandenildren, Dorothy and Betty Ayles- and Frederick Sasse. St. John's Lutheran church was ill- with relatives and sorrow: on Sunday afternoo Feb. 14 funeral services were contine- nt 2 o'clock by Rev. W. N. King. music during the services was charge of the organist Mrs. J. H. and lne Old Rugged Cro% the - and "Sometime Understand" were remlered by Viola Drhigh and Miss Pier- Wagner. Casket bearers were Oscar Horn, Bobell, H. F. Gordon, Gustave Orville Gasaway and O Bruoker, all members of Mr. Lodge No. g54 I. O. O. F., which decedent had been a mere- for the past 40 years Funeral of the Odd Fellows was per- at the grave in Mr. Pulaski Among the out of town relatives at Jackson, Miss:, and the battle of Viekslmrg. His commanding officer wa.s Gem A. J. Smith. He was taken prisoner at Guntown, Miss., and was incarcerated in Anderaonville prison and was released or furloughed at the end of five and one-half months when it was thought that he was dy- ing from typhoid fever. Since the death of Mrs. Mior a number of years ago, he and his son Allen have "botched" in their home on North Belmont street where they have lived for 35 years. Mr. Mier loves to walk and seldom min a morning- and afteoon trip to te business sectio GRADE SCHOOL WILL GI'YE PROGRAM AT mGH SCHOOL A George Washington hi-centen- nial program will be given by the grade school at the High School building on Monday evening, Feb. 22 at 7:30. Each grade will be repre- sented. The entertainment will be free and a cordial invitation is ex- tended to every one. PLEASANT GROVE CLUB friends present at the funeral George Washin00,ton Whose 200th Birthday We Commemorate Next Monday BO(OT FOR HARD ROAI " Any Logan county individual or road delegation interested in getting routes located on the proposed new i. highway system, will be given a heating by the special legislative commission at 3 o'clock the after- n6on of March 3, according to word received from Rep. W. C. Chyrmweth THE PLOW of Decatur. By Richard Hengist Home Mr. Chynoweth is a member of the CHURCH NOTES ZION EV. LUTHERAN CHURL Sumtsy  9:45. The church societies meet u foL- lows: Th Ladies' Aid meats on the 1treday of the monti The Ladies' Sewing Circle mts on the first Wednesday of the month. The Senior WMther Lsague m on the first and third Tmmday o tim month. The Junior Walthe League mt on the third Thursday of the month. Special Lenten Services every Wed- nesday evening at 7:30 until Palm Sunday. L WEVrROCK, lmtw. b==.=.=- ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCB Sunday February 21st. Second Sunday in Lent. Epistle Lesson: I Thess. 4: 1-7. Subject, "Walk With God". Please try to attend all the ser- vices of the Church during this Lenten Season. 9:30 A. M. The Church School Miss Lola Hahn, bup 10:30 A. M. The Morning Worship Wednesday Evening Lenten Ser- vice February 24th. "A more courageous hope and a stronger cheerfulness in taking up and bravely bearing the burdens of life a deep confldenc; in the love o God for you as His child; a loftier joy in serving Him, a more sinem desire to make your own home a joy and comfort to each member o the family; and more earnest en- deavor to fulfill the spirit of Jesus Christ in ministering to the needs of others; a more loyal support to the church which seeks to bring all these blessings for all mankind through the knowledge of Jemm Christ; may all these ! yours is the wish of our . w. METHODIffr CHUIK NOYM0 In the days of the Civil War an eminent preacher of that day said to President Lincoln: "God is on mr side". To this Lincoln made a reply" i that has become historic. He said: "I am not concerned over the matter o ! God being on our side but I am deep. ly concerned as to whether we arc on (Pod's side." Paul said he could do all things through Him, and so he could and so can we. We can do all NAZARENE CHURCH 8ERVIC The Nazarene church members Mr. Pulaski have rented St. AgllJ church building and will hold moet- ing there as soon as the interior can be fitted and altered to  needs of the eongregatio Mettlq have been in ,progress in homes of members for some time but the crowds are getting too large o b accommodated in the average hot hence the renting of the church. An effort will be made to have th church ready for the service on next Sunday. Rev. William Kelly of Ltzln i8 hi charge of the meetings. THE SILVER CIRCLE The following splendid progmo was given at the Silver Circle, held in the basement of the Christiaa church on Thursday afternoon Fo 18,.before a large audience:-- SongSelected. Piano Solo--Mrs. George Beidler, Vocal Duet--Mrs. Fred Mayer al Mrs. Everette Beidler, Reading---Mrs. Flora Mitchell. Vocal Solo--Mrs. W. G, Kautz Cornet Solo--Miss Georgiann Ztm- mermann. Playlet, "Donated by the Ladle Aid." Mrs. Markhille, the hotessMt Lucile Marshall. Elizabeth Burns, a gossip---MAL Frank Rentshler. Ruth Evans, a nervous wif--Mr Harry Downing. Ada Glover. very able- Ed. Dittus. Anna Moore, willing workerM Fayetta Ross. Bertha Collins, youn wo---] Henry Stratton. Isabelle Bramer, very la Mrs. Ray Tribbett. Mrs. Sehult, a born ngt Miss Louis Goodpaster. Grace I)s, inqudsiie Frank Hutehiaso MrL Wvr very riehoMrs. ] W. Ellis. This the first event of this kind Mrs. J. M. Rothwell, Mrs. Mary rison, Mrs. Paul McCann, Mrs. ry Meister, Jr., Mrs. Jennie Buck Mrs. Jennie Copeland, Mrs. Deibert, Mrs. Hattie Washlm, Miss ,ciota thorn, Mrs. John McDonldt Mrs. Ray Tribbett, Mrs. rank To ley, Mrs. Dan Blackford, Mrs. Zimmerli. Miss Emma and Mrs, James Begzs. PRIMARY ELECTION HELD S] The democratic caucus Mr. Pula township will be held in Mt. Pu Saturday Feb. 20 between the hom for constable and highway  sioner will be nominated. Charle ] Schultz seeks the nomination constable and George Suedmeier a candidate to succeed himself as hi way cnmiasioner. The democratic caucus of La township will be held in the town Our Orchestra broadcasts next Sun carried to the house a day afternoon from 2:80 to 3 o'clock way by A. Rev. and son Tlm, ou atte unpaid, collector expects to mail out the an- the clock cmfUnera] W4 ,a,whi was held,_ at' James Vonosdol of Latham whose nual tax statements either the lat- 'Ellln- r-&'K'=n Y m.rnufuneral was held last Sunday loft ter part of this week or early next -s ur xuneral boom  an estate vaiued on at $25,000 accord- week. SPeld. The services wereing to petition to probate the estate i :o:-----.-- by a minister from Ash- filed on Tuesday. Listed is $16,000 in i mar Potter was in Bloomington gud burial was made in the real estate and $9,000 in Personal lTuesday where he attended a eon- eemet&q[.y. property. Legal heirs are the widow  m----- and two daughters. E. M. Culp of i ference of County agents of the Country Life Insurance Co. Others The reh of the Nazarene will Latham was named administrator, from Logan county present were L. servlees at t St. Agn the  R. Welk county director, A, C. Me- ! at 2:00 and Mi Lncile coy, Mrs. John wih D. and Moun The household goods, farming im- plements and live stock belonging to Albert Moll, arrived here from Alta- mont on Tuesday evening. He with his brother Louis who lives north of the city, will farm the McKinley. farm this coming year. Fred Yagow a former resident of this vicinity came with the Mol" visited a short time with his sister William Hahn before re- to ARamont on had first planned. Did you like the music of the Mar- imba-phone and Vibra-phone which was given us by the Ray boys at Christmas "time? Well, they are to be with us again next Sunday night. The boys and istrumen will be on the platform this tisne and will play for us again on Sunday night. Re- member the church service begins at 7 o'clock. his home northeast of this city. Yaueh, who lives on a farm ne here, was  working with his son Nor, man cutting hedge on ternon when the ax in the the elder Yauch slipped ad cleanly through his right hints? vering the tendons. Mr. Yoaeh stands several inch over tall and weighs in his sons William and Walter l . The Pleasant Grove school house [commission named to consider pro- things which are our duty to do ff Mr. and Mrs. Elmer!was the scene of an enthusiastic and Above yon somber swell of land [posed routes on the ten-year high- we are on God's side. That wonder- [way system to be adopted by the ful power is ours under that one con- Decatur. Mr. and Mrs. !jolly meeting of the Pleasant Grove! Thou set the dwns' grave or- Woodcock, Buffalo, Mrs. Er-iCommunity club held on Thursd&yi ange hue, [state legislature next year. 8ro dition and that is the only condition Hoist and Miss Mary Binder, evening Feb. 11. A short business i With one lmle streitk like yellow sand, | members of the commission are under which it is possible. The man session was held at the conclusion of! And over that a vein of blue. the house, five from the house, five who makes a failure of life does so --:o: which the following splendid pro-t from the senate and five were named only because he refuses to line wp on ATTENDED FUNERAL gram was presented: The air is cold above the woods; by Gov. Emmerson. God's side. Song, "America".  All silent is the earth and sky, The commission will hold ublie League neets at 6:45. The topic is Henry Pfund, 73 brother of Mrs.  Play, "Troubles of Hotel Clerk" by Excp with his own loely moods hearings March 2, 3 and 4 in the an- "The Oprtunities for great patri- W. Sehafer and Mrs. Elizabeth Rohrer and Johnson Bros., The blackbird holds a colloquy, vex of the Centennial building at otism today." . of this city and Mrs. I Stunt---Rohrer and" Johnson. Springfield and Mr. Chynoweth said, In the morning services bush pu- Englehardt now living in  Play, "Loose Nuts"--Johnson and, Over the broad hill creelm a beam, that at 3 o'clock on March 3 any  ts will be occupied by Rev. L. D, was found dead in his iRhrer Bros. ' Like hope that gilds a good man's Logan county delegation desiring to Hopper representing the Methodist "in Springfield on Monday of- } Solo Dance--Carl Johnso i brow; represent route elaivas would be re- hospital at Peoria. In the evening the His body w found about i Dialogue, "Nothing But Romance" ! And now ascends the nostril-steam I ceived by the commission, r subject will be from Romans thir- in Latham Feb. 25 between the hom ,:80 o'clock in the aernoon, it is--Naomi Denny and Lawrence! Of stalwart horses come to plow. ], The report of the commission will teen seven; Render tJfot to 11 of I and 3 o'clock p. m. A highwsF that he had been dead for]Gaddis.  be made to the legislature next Jan- their dues; custom to whom custom; commissioner and justice of t  sore than 24 bowl i The program was arranged by lYe rigid plowmen, bear in mind !uary. Whether bills have already fear to whom fear; honor to whom peace will be nominated. Mr. Pfund had been botching and Miss Albert Denny, Leo Rohlfs and l Your labor is for future hoursI I been introduced for proposed new honor. Grathwohl who has filled the could not  havig Henry Peddicerd. At the conclusio [ Advance---spare not--nor look behind  routes or not, the commission will be Prayer meeting in the church on way office for several terms in Laen- him since, erty Sunday after-  of the program refreshments con- Plow deep and straight with all t glad to listen to proposals. Wednesday evenings at 7:30. In na townshivp is a candidate to succeed[ He had been suffering from i slating of popcorn balls and apples your powers. Mt. Pulaski and vicinity is parti- planning the evenings of the week himself. trouble. Coroner E. A. Dye said were served by Miss Melissa Anstine :o" ! ularly interested in the proposed give place to this devotional of the The republican caucus to select a heart attack probably was the{and Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Sparks SPECIAL MEETING routes south from Mt. Pulaski to c}mrch. . candidate for highway commissioner of death. ! :o: __ i Mulberry Grove and the route from Rev. H. M. Blout, Pastor. in Eminence township will be hed lit Surviving are a s Lee Pfund, APPOINTED ADMINISTRATOR At the special session of the Lo-,Buffalo thru Cornland, Lake Fork, :o the Town hall Tuesday Feb. 23 b daughter Mrs. Fred i gan county board of supervisors held  Mt. Pulaski, Chestnut, Kenney, Clln- CHRISTIAN CHURCH NOTE8 ween the hours 1 and 3 o'clock . m, Clinten; four sisters, Mr  Ben W. Ely was appointed admtn- on Wednesday afternoon, a resolu- ton and Farmer City. Other props- '  George Wilmert is a candidate ar chafer, Mrs. Zimmermann, Mr. P-;istrator ha the estate of Zachery T. tiou was adopted designating Logm. ed routes from this section is a short We have to note a change in the others are expected to make th Mrs. Engtehardt, California Fuiten of Lake Fork, who died in county hanks as depositories for Lo- i road through Fancy Prairie and Mid- program for next Sunday morning, race. Mrs. Mary B. Ritter, Springfield. November 1918 while serving with ] gan county tax funds. t dletown to connect Springfield and  We had planed to have the preach- :-- are thr gramisomL I the A. E. F. in France during- the This action, necessary under o new Peoria and a route that would con- tation of the Flag and a suitabie INJURED FOOT CUTTING HEI] Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Schaf, Mrs: World War. A petition for letters eli state law, is to be followed by a nect Emden and Atlanta. A route pageant. The orchestra was to play A--mmerman and daugn, i adninistration were filed on Tuesday. meeting of county hankers Thursday connecting Elkhart and Mt. Pulaski in connection with this presentation W.H. Yauch who has been a Miss Zema Zimmermann, The- The Fiten estate consists of $2,217 : to furnish the county collector's bond. is also being advocated, but this has had to be changed a- tient in Deaconess hospital in  Zimmermann a! Mrs.  of government insurance due and:George Eberle county treasurer and :o-- gain. The program will be as we coin since Saturday sufferil ik'Olll MOVE8 TO MT. PULASKI badly injured foot has reamed t@