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EIv. sister Mrs. M LATHAM Rex Martin and family moved to Decatur last week where he is atending welding school. Janet Carrol Wilson of St. Louis is visiting for several days with I her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.[ Sam Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Rice of De- catur spent Wednesday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Rice. Mrs. Lida Little and daughter, Meryte, spent Wednesday with the former's daughter, M r s. John Baldwin and family. - Mr. and Mrs. John Woodrum moved Monday to the Willia Barnes farm north of Cornland. Mrs. Clifford Vaughn of Lincoln visited from Thursday till Monday with her mother, Mrs. Lida Little. Esther Miller, daughter of Mer- yle Mller, of near Haman, was op- erated on Sunday night for aP- pendicitis. She is slowly improv- ing. Mr. William Larey of Bethany was a caller here Monday. Ruth Waddell was a shopper in Decatur Saturday. The Silver Circle of the Chris- tian church met at Mrs. Mabel Howe's home Thursday. Assisting hostesses were Mrs. Dave War- nick, and Mrs. Ira Howe. Mrs. May Dobbins and son Ray of Clinton spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Ted Phillips and fsIdly. Susy Shields of Maroa visited Marilyn Sheetz Monday afternoon. Mrs. Loy Gamel was a shopper in Decatur Wednesday. M3rs. Mary on moved to Mount Pulaski Thursday. Mrs. William Williams gave a birthday dinner Sunday for her husband, and also her mother, whose birtlday occurred on Thurs- day. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Miller and Mabel, Mr. and Mrs. John Wachter and Eu- gene, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Israel of Minier, Oliver Miller and grand- daughter Patricia Ann, and Mrs. Ellen Anderson. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Miller and son Curtis also spent the after- noon. Fred and Francis Crown, sons of Rev. and Mrs. Crown, were in a group that gave a gospel pro- gram over WDWS. Champaign, last Sunday from 5:30 to 6 p. m. Francis CroWn sang a solo and both of the boys were in instru- mental and vocal numbers wita the group. The boys are members of the Chicago Gospel Messengers who conduct services in different localities over eacl week-end. The Latham Baptist church is planning a Bible conference Mar. 13 and 14. Several ministers will be on the program. The main speaker will be Ray. James Nor- wood of Rockford, Ill. All are invited for services of this church. Services each Lord's Day. At- tendance is increasing. The Ladies' Missionary Society of the Baptist church held an all day meeting and potluck dinner at Mrs. Hattie Allison's home Wednesday. The usual missionary study of the South American field was in order and the home mis- sion work of sewing for the wor- Epidemic of Cold Symptoms 666 with 666 or 666 Nose Drops generally cold the first --Adv. . Narratbr Burgess Meredith, of screen, stage and radio, will serve as nar- rator for the 'Free Company Pre- sents" series which is to be heard Sundays over Columbia network starting Feb. 23, 2:00 to 2:30 PM, EST. The Free Company, a newly formed group of outstanding American playwrights and auth- ors, is writing entirely without compensation an original series of radio plays intended to combat hostile propacnda from abroad by emphasizing the meaning of American freedom. thy of our community was dis- cussed and also some practical work had been accomplished. It was also decided to give mission instruction from Sunday School each month. World Day of Prayer is to be observed at the Latham Christian church Friday afternoon at 2:30. Everyone is cordially invited. Main types of aircraft used by the U. S. Navy are long-range pa- trol bombers, torpedo bombers, shipboard fighters, scout bombers, scout observation ships, utility transports, and trainers. Applicant--"Vell, here I am to see about that job you advertis- ed/' Boss: "I see. Do you hink you can do the work?" Applicant: "I thought you want- ed a foreman !" TEMPUS FUGIT "What causes the flight of time ?" "It's probably urged on by the spur of the moment." Sister of Local Resident [:d3?J:e:bo/:n"' Wins"Pot of G,:,Id"Awardl Mrs. Mary Ambrose, 1 Buffalo, N. Y., Sister" of Charles Schmifz People all over the nation have their favorite radio programs, and make it a point to listen in. They hear of many persons winning pri- zes, but the mere mention of the names mean nothing to them. On Thursday, February 20, a number of Mount Pulaskians listened to the Pot of Gold radio program and heard it stated that the $1,000 prize went to Mrs. Mary A. Ambrose of Buffalo, New York. To each one it only meant that Mrs. Ambrose was just an- other lucky person. But they found out Friday tha Mrs. Am- brose is a sister of City Clerk Cnarles Schmitz of Mount Pulas- ki, and had visited here 14 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Schmitz were away from home and did not hear the program, so their excitement didn't materialize until Friday. The Buffalo Evening News of Friday, Feb. 21, tells the follow- ing interesting story about Mrs. ,mbrose and her good fortune: Athough she at first couldn't believe her ears when informed she had won a $1000 Pot o r Gold radio program prize, Mrs. Mary A. Ambrose's doubts faded when the check was delivered to her by Joseph O'Donnell, Western Union money order clerk, Thursday .ig,ht. When her phone jingled at 8:.25 Thursday evening, Mrs. Mary A. Ambrose, 85, of 1110 Main street was a little annoyed. Here she had been trying to finish the pleating for a new dress before the only radio program she listens to went on e air--and the phone had to ring. She raised the receiver to her ear, listened for a moment, tln said, "I think you're crazy!" What a joke to play on a wo- man 85 years old, she said to her- self, as she went back to her pleat- ing. Telling her that she had won $100! "VCly I'd never won any- thing in my life. ' Then her phone began to jingle in earnest. Persons trying to sell ,her a car, dresses---persons she had never heard of before tele- phoning to congratulate her. May Buy a New Hat She did not believe that she had won $1000 on Horace Heidt's Pot o' Gold radio program, broadcast by WEBR, even when Joseph O'Donnell, money-order clerk for Western Union, brought her the congratulatory telegram and the bank draft. The telegram she sent back to Horace Heidt read: "I still don't believe it but I'll spend it anyway. My sincere thanks." Later, as she surveyed the future in the light of her new fortune, Mrs. Am- brose declared that "I won't spend it after all. I may buy myself a new hat, but I won't spend the rest of it foolishly. I'll put it in the bank. I'll feel better knowing that it's tlere---but I won't do anything with it." storm Kept Her Home Discussing her good fortune, Mrs. Ambrose later disclosed that if a storm hadn't been raging she probably wouldn't have been home to receive hhe message and thus! would have forfeited the money, he had planned to visit a friend, but had cancelled tle visit be- cause of inclement weather. Mrs. Ambrose, who said she has She began to her good fortune her great-nephew, 17, who heard her plane number, GR ed over the radio, her modest Missed Favorite "But yet I didn't it," Mrs. Ambrose "I was haLf dio while studying to said. "Wrhen said he was calling , tened more carefully ! called Grant 3076 it iliar. I asked n't Aunt Mary's said it was. And ime we heard the hat Aunt Mary My mother became the rest of the radio drowned out." She said tlat heard a Pot o' Gold her life. only been a widow-for 40 years, pointed ever hears, she out: "I've never won anything be-I rich Family, over fore in my life." ] "And, in all the l "Not even a prize at a game of ] Mrs. Arcbrose said cards. Why did it have to hap-  missed Henry pen to me when I am 85 years! evening. ROUND OA RANGE 0 neg00=l00mY Goa Bo Nearer. m God. to Thee. nearer to'leel gh it be a crosl that misetb me. all my mn shall be. nearer, my God toWhee, ' God, to Thee, nearer to Whee. OTTAWA FEATURES F ns bdsg. r Prce/a/ s/e  . r Two M/t/s/n k" CajOle/ s/e base. qr Concealed dra/t control Choice el: threo stfle Be sure to see new Combination Range for coal and wood with ga or electricity. The Standard o] /or 69 r New cooking every housewif( Oak Ottawa coal and You'U adore its s its convenience and appreciate its de mance and fuel fact, you'll like modern masterpiece a quality guarantee the famous since 187 Come and see F. C. PEASE LATHAM MouNT Phone b41