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Mount Pulaski Times-News ............... I 48 MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, MAR. 1, 1951 NUMBER 31 Be Seated" Will Signal 0f Minstrel Show Mar. 5 ,ski Drops Regional, To Lincol00n DISPLACED PERSON Game Outcome Was In DoubtUntil oN wo00's cLvs Closing Minutes of Play; Score59-49 PROGRAM MARCH 9 The next regular meeting of Railsp00 PowH Rehearsal On klel'noon Touch. BE SEATED!" those magic words have spoken by Interlocutor : Romer next Monday at the high school gym, 'awaited minstrel show direction of Lester have gotten under- a rollicking two hours and good music. sponsored by the Club, as a benefit Which will be de- summer music pro- Well as the summer has had a fine Sale of tickets response a lot of in- should assure a for the performance. of 22 members have faithfully for a d Director us inserted several un- in an effort show as near pro- as possible. The rain. itself will be Pric of admission as tear off those hot tn a way that forget you are at the age," and that you creaking you hear over is the gate-- specially made for will add what is to a minstrel costumes for the four tnd topper hats for the and their uniform add to the delight of on page 6) F. Grathwohl Vicini00i Saturday Highway For 3S Years. F. Grathwohl, well of the Chestnut Passed away at 8 p. 24, 1951. in the Lincoln, at years, 10 months He was a hospital three months, but failing health for of years. was born April Germany, and Christina At the age of came to the United in Mount Pu- Living on farms necessary work of he quickly ad- his new sur- Pulaski on Sept, 19, Miss Emma went to house- farm a mile south was successful i endeavors, Laenna town- 1947, as corn- EDWARD W. BARRY OF LATHAM, DIES Edward W. Barry, Latham, a well.known retired farmer, died at 12:20 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 1951, in the Decatur and Macon [county hospital, Decatur, Ill., fol' lowing a short illnes. He was aged 74 years, 6 months and 7 days. Mr. Barry was born August :19, 1876, on a farm in Austin township, Macon county, a son of Joseph and Martha Ross Barry He farmed in his home commun- ity many years before retiring and locating in Latham. Decedent is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Chumbley of Latham. The remains were removed to the Schahl funeral home in Mt. Pulaski, and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, were taken to the Schahl home for Funerals in Latham. Funeral services were held in the Latham Methodist church at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, con- ducted by the pastor, Rev. Wil- lard Mecklenberg. Two hymns, "Sunrise Tomorrow" and "Abide With Me," were sung by Paul R. Moore of Mount Pulaski, ac- companied by Miss Austa Auer of Latham. Burial was in the Mount Pu- laski cemetery. Pallbearers were, C. K. Games, John Kiick, Loy Games, Chancey Allison, Arthur Comeau and Art Lakin of Lath- am. BETTE CROWE WED TO GLENN BEAVER Bette Crowe, daughter of Mrs. Dora Knoy, Chestnut, and Glenn Beaver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beaver, of 11. R. 3, Lin- coln, were united in marriage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 195L in the parsonage of the Chestnut Methodist church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles E. Smith. Attendants were Mr. and Mr Dallas Knoy, brother and sister. in-law of the bride. The bride was atdred in a shell pink dress with navy accessori, I and a corsage of white carna, i tions. Mrs. Knoy wore black i faille, with black and white ac- i cessories, and a white carnation corsage. The newlyweds departed on a short wedding trip, and on their the Woman's Club will be held in the Legion Home, Friday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. This meet- ing will be under department of International Relations of which Mrs. Charles E. Hildreth is the program chairman. It will be interesting to know that the speaker for this occas- ion will be Leo Ojakaar, who is studying music and chemistry at Millikin University, Decatur. Mr. Ojakaar fled from Estonia in 1945 when. the Russians came. He studied the clarinet and saxo- phone in Stuttgart, Germany, un- til he left for the United States. In New York he earned part of his expense money playing in orchestras. The young man, now 24 years of age, was born in Volga, Estonia, where he spent his early life. His father is a high school drawing teacher. He is the second displaced person to be sponsored by Millikin Uni- versity this year. His talk here should be very instructive. March hostesses are: Mrs. Her- I bert Patterson, chairman; Mes- dames Claude Litterly, Leigh W. Lucas, George Rupp, Carl Op- :perman, Henry W. Neuschafer, Walker Thorpe, William Stoll, T. A. Scroggin, Clarence Bowers, Bert Allison, R. D. Aitchison, A. F. Lipp, Albert Lillich, Elizabeth Voile, Andrew Wiggers, Merritt M. Williams, H. V. Wynd and Miss Della Washburn. The president, Mrs. Edward Ruwe, asks the members of the board to be present at 2 p.m. for a busine meting. 1951 RED CROSS FUND DRIVE STARTS TODAY Mobilize for Defense! With' your help the government's call for Red Cross assistance on a scale unknown before will be answered promptly and effective- ly. In the year ahead Red Cross must carry on enormous training )rograms, procure vast quanti- ties of blood and plasma. Help protect yourself, your family, and your nation by sup- porting the 1951 Red Cross Fund Drive. GEORGE J. BENDER, 74, DIED SUNDAY George J Bender, who lived on North Belmont street, Mt. Pulaski, with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Shaffer, died there at 12:55 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, 1951, aged 74 years, 8 months and 12 days. He bad been failing in health for a Too Much For I, ocmls In Closing Mimtt00. For 28 minutes last night the Mount Pulaski Hilltoppem gave Lincoln fans the heebie Jeeles as they had flitting visio of their trip to the state finals ab. ruptiy halted by an old nemes for the Lincoln.Pulnski reglon number of months, i tilt was knotted and ehan Mr Bender was born June 13, , ................ -, .... .......... i nanas numerous  up uu 1,o, near ivioum I'RIIaSKI, 111. a , #.1  ,. ---.,^. ^ .,I., son ol Jonn I" ana :amrma LJan- ^_ ,,_^,_, ...... -,..I =o, [Thc,, ,,,,cuu, .owc,,u, - ner Bender, and spent his entire l o/itt,, u,,,, n,, tn d,, _ ao hfe m the commumty He devot- Th ^. a" t " .... ._ ,, ,i.,, ed most of hm life to farm worK, o ..... ,^,. , ....... ano garaen plowlng In season, rln ni* although he lived m the city a Pulaski's gallant Hflltoppem great many years. Mr. Bender lnevar nlawd = final, aam !1 was a member of St. John s Luth- I ....... a ,,o,, ,oa ,,, ,, eran church . " ..... I hold the vaunted Lincoln Raft- urvlvlng are one oromer, Jonn [ nllttow in b *h =v th# Bender Mount Pulaski; and two ] ................ .I ,-= smters, Mrs. Christina MacDon- .......... , Frank Jones can well  that am o[ ,reeiey, tolo., ano mrs. they did a magnificent Job and M. J. Shaffer. The body remained at the Schahl funeral home until the hours of the services. Funeral services were held in the Schahl Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, con- ducted by the pastor, Rev. Ray O. Zumstein. Two hymns, "Jesus! Lover of My Soul," and "In the Garden," were sung by Paul R. Moore, with Mrs. J. H. Stuart as accompanist. Burial was in the Mount Pu- laski cemetery. Pallbearers, all relatives, were: Karl and John Bender Jr., Russell Rockwell, Al- bert, Howard and Virgil Langen- bahn, the latter three of Lincoln. MERLE LUCAS REGULAR CITY MAIL CARRIER Merle Lucas, employed in the Mount Pulask postoffice the past few years and substitute city I mail carrier for four years, re- lieving Harry Sisk before his re- tirement, this week received his regular appointment for the posi- tion from Washington, D. C., ac- cording to the postmaster, Robert Horn He began his duties this Thursday morning, March 1st. return will reside near Chestnut. Mr. Beaver is employed by the Mitchell Veneer Corp. of Indian- apolis, Indiana. FORMER CHESTNUT YOWI ID IN KOREAN WAR Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Baldwin of Centralta, Mo., former resl. dents of Chestnut, Ill., has re- ceived notice from the Depart- ment of Defense, Washington, D. C., that their son, Sgt. ;lack Bald. win, was killed In actlno Feb. 2, tn Korea while serving with the Ist Cavalry Division. Sgt. Baldwin is survived by his parents, four brothers, and four sisters. Mrs. Dallas Knoy of Chestnut is a sister. Large Crowd Attended Benefit For Polio At HS Gym Last Friday Night Pulaski Independents floorwork, rebounding and shoot- ing. L. K. Buckles, also displayed that amazing speed of his high school days. as well as some nice long range shooting to sink a total of 8 baskets. "Hank" Buckles, with four and Meister with two baskets and four free ones, combined with "Speedy" Werntz to form a fast and decep- tiv passing game that had the fans dizzy a couple of times try- ing to follow the ball. Copeland Veech and Tom Romer also held up their end in a very capable manner. For Decatur Ormand and Reinhold, wih 15 and 17, were standouts. The community is indebted to this fine bunch of Decatur play- ers who refused to take any ex. pense money for their part in the benefit. Perhaps the community can repay them in some other way in the future. A half-hour concert by the public school band, directed by Lester Werntz, was a very pleas- (Continued on page 12) Won Cage Game From A large crowd attended the polio benefit three-way attrac- tion at the high school gym on l Friday night and a nice sum was added to the contribution of the township toward this very worth- while project. Pulaski's Independents put on quite a show and to everyone's surprise won over the strong De- catur Legion cage team by a 72 to 60 count. Decatur, boasting a lot of height and former Mfllikin i college stars did not take the: game too seriously until they! found out that Pulaski's cagers were no setup. But by that time /i:!; [it was too late to do much a- BAKE LE TO BE l bout it. The combined scoring IIILD SATIDAY, MAC 19 [ efforts of Coach Frank ;/ones, Mount Pulaski Home Bureau, [ with 26 points, and L. IL Buckles! Unit I, will hold a Bake Sale at[ with 22, sparked the locals. the Hilltop Electric Co. on Sat-i Coach ; lived up_to h ,,av March I0 bewlnnin atl aavance pUOtlClt'y as ne wus _ -- this' dat.e-u d. |standout of both teams with his that fans were very proud  them even though they lost. lhtlcm Took Contrary to the usual proced. ure Pulaski took an early lead instead of being behind and th fighting back to get in the game. In the previous encounter witl Lincoln here, an. 6,  was ........ behind most of the way, lmt went on to win in the el seconds, 47-45. The HilltopIll held a 45.44 margin with only four minutes to go when the break came. Revata reboundl to make it 45-46 and Alberts a set-up, 45-48. Pulasld wa no thru, for Dittus sank a two. (continued on page 12) Lincoln's New Radio Station To Open This Month William Brady City Will Serve Program Announcement of the person. nel staff of radio broadcasting. station WPRC, of the Pralr Radio Corporation of Limmln, which will go on the air early In i March has been made by --v.Ray : mond-Knochel of Lincoln, dent of the corporation and gen .... eral manager of the station. Mr. Knochel held the rank of teant Commander in the Navy during World War II and l- ized in radar and electronics. William Brady of Mount lm, kl, formerly of WWHG, Horll, N. Y., will be the program direr. or. He is a graduate of the Oni. versity of Illinois School o Journalism and served in the army medical corp during World : War If. James E. Crowell of Cllnto also a graduate of the 13. of I. School of Journalism, will be charge of news and speelal events. He served in the army all force in the last war and form- erly was associated with WHOW, Clinton. -Larry Shroyer of Lincoln, will handle local news coverage. Tom Campbell, Clinton, form- erly with WHOW; of Lincoln, who was (Continued on page 8)