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48 unt Pulaski Times-News MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS. THURSDAY. MARCH 15. 1951 NUMBER 33 Freight Eng,. e Smash. es Caboose Of Swflchmg Engine Injured. All Up For Hours. ight train caboose attached engine a half Pulaski about near the over- a heavy fog when an open the train train was at the time. No With Byron and J. H. approach- east in an extreme. Unable to stop in time to a- When it was dis- was open. its way thru it, and causing it to and two the freight en- saw the inevit- but the en- his engine and engine left the broken and into'the soft feet. engine was Francis, engi- B. Shellabarger, of ClintorL Traffic blocked for a wrecking rails about 1:30 C. Beidler. Publisher Tuesday lifelong Pulaski, Hying of Jefferson and and in failing nine months, TUesday, Mar. Macon County north of De- been a patient hospital about was aged 77 Previous to he had been following a Day. born Feb. 1, Ill., a and Pru- Beidler. He at- Schools, and aft- devoted in the drug and the old News, let fam- From 1902 to the News with When the print- sold to Harry the name Times.News. never forgot printers' ink, on press day assist with the baptized in the homestead 19, 1900, with of Elkhart, Performed by They Wedding 1950. GEO. L. DOWNING, BORN NEAR PULASKI, DIES IN MISSOURI George Lee Downing, who was born near Mount Pulaski, Illinois, died Wednesday evening, March 7, 1951. at his home in Gorin, Mo. He was born January 24, 1873, on a farm in Mount Pulaski vi- cinity, a son of Samuel and Eliz. abeth Downing. He grew to man- hood in the home community four miles northwest of the city. February 24, 1898, he married Lou Emma Carson. also of Logan county. In 1903 they moved to Hillsboro, Iowa, and in 1927 lo- cated in Gorin, Mo., living there until his death. Mr. Downing was a member of the Methodist church (Big Mound), Hillsboro. Iowa, and the Modern Woodmen of America. Decedent is survived by his wife; four children: Harold, of Burbank, Calif.: Mrs. Myrle Cor- win, Waterloo, Iowa; Cecil, of At- lanta, Ga.; and George Lester, of Burbank, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Lina Pattison, Chicago; two brothers, Henry Downing of Glen Ellyn, and John T. of Mount Pu- laski. Funeral services were held in the Gorin Methodist church at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, and then the remains brought to Mount Pulaski cemetery for burial. Brief services were held at the grave at 4 p.m. The pallbearers were: Harold Broughton and Forrest Downing, of Lincoln; Ralph Aughenbaugh and Lloyd Lakln, of Chestnut; Wesley Laughery and Harry Sisk of Mount Pulaski. ALDERMEN RACE Four candidates" have filed pc. titions of nomination for the four vacancies on the city council Tuesday being the last day for filing in order to have names on ballot for the Tuesday, April 17 election. Hilrold Donnan will be the candidate in the 1st Ward; Har- old Hubbard for the four-year term, and Charles W. Hanslow for the 2-year term, in the 2rid Ward; and in the 3rd Ward, Raymond Gee will be the candi- date. This means that there will be only one ticket in the field although another blank ticket will be on the ballot for write- ins. Retiring aldermen are Rinaldo Bertoni of the third ward. 'ud" Waddell is retiring from the sec- ond ward and Cal Baumann is giving up his 1st ward alder- man's office. Aldermen holding over are Harry Van Hook, first ward, and Harold Ryan, third ward. WASTE PAPER DRIVE SATURDAY, MARCH 17th On St. Patricks Day, Saturday, March 17th, the Mount Pulaski Boy Scouts will hold another waste paper drive. You will soon begin your spring housecleaning and will want to dispose of the STAGEsMYRICK HATCHERYpoULTRy 1Speci00 Election Called For Mar. 26 EDUCtiON In Attempt To Complete G. School RICHARD G. HATHELD MARRIED SATURDAY TO SPRINGHELD GIRL Miss Katherine Ione Teach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L Teach, 643 West Vine Street, in Springfield, IIL, became the bride of Richard G. Hatfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hatfield of Mount Pulaski, in vows spoken Saturday, March 10, 1951, at 2 p.m. in the Douglas Avenue Methodist church, Springfield. Rev. Ancel M. Willey, pastor of the church, performed the double ring ceremony. The nuptial mus- ic was provided by the organ- ist, Mrs. Virginia Haenig Ben- nett. In the wedding party were Miss Lorraine Mindrup, maid of honor; Miss Marilyn Markel, Chicago, bridesmaid; Leonard Hatfleld, of Mount Pulaski, brother of the groom, best man; Jess Litterly, Macomb and Max Lindsay, of Morris, ushers. The bride was given in mar- riage by her father and was at- tired in a gown of white bridal satin. The long sleeved fitted bodice was designed with a high neckline and yoke of the satin, finished with scallops, and the extremely full skirt fell entrain. Her fingertip veil of nylon net was attached to a satin band trimmed with seed pearls and she carried a cascade bouquet of white roses centered with an or- chid. Her only jewelry was a single strand of pearls. The ceremony was followed by a reoeptlon in the home of the bride's parents. The couple will be at home temporarily in Chicago, where Mr. Hatfieid is employed by the International Business Machin- es Corp. A graduate from Mount Pulaski high school, a veteran of World War II, the groom gradu- ated in January from the Uni- versity of Illinois. Flock owners or the Myrick Hatchery gathered at the Mount Pulaski theatre Tuesday evening to hear some of the top talent in the poultry world discuss what was wrong With the poultry in- dustry in Illinois and how to im- prove the situation. Illinois, once a leader in the poultry industry, is now lagging sadly behind many other states, and it was in an effort to im- press upon flock owners of this area the serious import of this fact, as well as give them some pointers on management and marketing. Mrs. Arline Cleveland of Dana, Indiana, who operates a hatch- ery, was master of ceremonies, introducing such celebrities as E. E. Broadbent, U. of I. Poul- try and Egg Marketing Special- ist; Dr. L. A. (Tiny) Wilhelm, executive secretary of Indiana State Poultry Ass'n., who told "What Indiana has done and is doing to improve poultry profits and quality." Francis Vickery of Armour & Co., Lincoln, told of local conditions as to marketing and had two dressed chickens to prove his quality points. Burdell Myrick of Morris, show- ed colored movies of the tre- nendous progress made in Ark- ansas in the broiler business which has become a big money- maker there. Clarence Erns, chief of poul- try division of Illinois, and Fred Hoppin, farm adviser, were also present. Youngsters were enter. tained at the hatchery during the show, and following the theatre program all went to the hatchery for refreshments, The Boy Scouts will conduct a waste paper drive Saturday, ltr. 17th. The success of the collec- tion means more funds for their activities. Contribute Now! The annual drive for funds for the Red Cross is now in progress throughout the United States. The quota for Logan County is $7,200, and the campaign is in full swing, to meet this amount. Ben W. Ely, Mount Pulaski township chairman, announces that the people are responding nicely, and leaving their contri- butions at both the First Na. tionai Bank and the Farmers Bank. If you have not already contributed, please do so in the next few days as Mount Pulaski township should meet its quota of $480. Up to Wednesday more than $100 had been turned in. Disasters often strike with un- believable speed, causing death and destruction in a matter of seconds. But as soon as they hit, Red Cross help is on its way in the form of food, clothing and shelter, as well as medical aid to meet emergency.needs; then long-term rehabilitation assist- ance. Help your neighbor in time of need by supporting the 1951 Red Cross Fund. FRANCES COLLIER, 8% DIED AT CORNLAND Francis Dix Collier, 82, died at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 1951, in his home in Cornland, Ill. He had been in failing health many months. Mr. Collier was born Oct. 5, 1868, in Macoupln County, Ill. In Carlinville on Oct. 9, 1899, he married Mary Frances Evans. He was a member of the Cornland Christian church. Besides his wife he is surviv- ed by the following children:-- William, of Lake Fork; Mrs. Ray Crothers, Springfield; Earl, Wil. liamsville; Donald, Cornland; Mrs. Leo Steller, Elkhart; and a brother, Ben Collier, Williams- ville. The remains were removed to the Schahl funeral home in Mt. Pulaski, where funeral services Will be held at 1:30 p.m. Satur- day, March 17. Burial will be in the Walnut Hill cemetery near Williamsville. old magazines and newspapers. Get them tied in bundles andlTwo.Day Homemaker' School To place same on your front porch S so that the collection can be made quickly. The Scouts willlFeature Demonstrations. Displays use the funds made from the sale of the waste paper in their Susan Lowe, nationally known various activities, r Merchants fo Add . . , . -- aemonstrator, will be here to P-T.A. MErITNG POSTPONV-D ' Color |o School WiJh give the ladies of the community The regular March meeting of Floor VilaTIL two days of baking thrills. Bas- kets of groceries will be awarded the P.T.A. of the Mount Pulaski Consolidated grade school has Displays of household appli- the school goers, as well as other been postponed to Thursday ances such as refrigerators, elec, gift awards. evening, March 29, due to the tric and gas stoves, furniture, etc. So, ladies, reserve these two regular date, March 22, falling will be a part of the afternoons for March 27 and 28. on Thursday of Holy Week, at cooking school to be held at the Complete information about the I time the various school will in next 9 More Funds Needed To Go Ahead With Building Program. Bids opened at the Mount Pu- laski Consolidated Grade School Monday night by the board of directors disclosed the expected fact that more money will be needed if the much-needed addi- tions to the school are to be made. Low bids on the project on which there were nine general contractor bidders, were submit. ted by Paul Ball, Atlanta, general contractor, $219,424.63; Brown Heating & Plumbing, Lincoln, $51,261.34; and Sablotny, Lincoln, electrical, $13,150. The total cost of construction would be approxi- mately $95,000 additional. In view of the fact that the previous bond issue was for only $195,000 and that prices have skyrocketed since then, it is go. ing to be necessary to hold an- other bond issue of $95,000.00 more. The date for this election has been set for Monday, March 26. Bidder will hold their bids open until after the election. Anyone familiar with the crowded conditions at the grade school realize how desperately needed are the additional rooms with as many as 47 in some of the rooms. All the board asks the public to do is to give this new issue the deepest consideration and try to fully appreciate the gravity of the housing conditions at the school. Meeting of of C. Attended Large Number Board Shows That It Has Been Active In Various Ways. The first of the quarterly din- ner meetings of the Chamber of Commerce members was attend- ed by more than 50 members Mo'nday evening at the Legion Home, where an enjoyable baked chicken dinner was served.  Following the supper the board of directors under the buidance of President Wilbur Stoll, took up their regular order of busi- ness giving their membership an opportunity to see how their monthly meetings are conducted and what the board has been en- deavoring to accomplish. The membership committee re- ported the addition of four new ,: members: Dr. C. E. Hildreth, Dr, G. S. Connelly, Ed Ruwe and Allan Hultren, manager of the Sieb's Hatchery. Projects which various commit tees reported as completed or un- derway included: The purchase of additional large candles to complete the square Christmas lighting program making a total of 16 electrically lighted candles. The purchase of Fourth of ;/uly fireworks to insure that the cele- bration Will be a reality in the event this merchandise becomes : , too hard to get. Vaughn Waich, Dale Neaville and C. W. Reth. well are on this committee. Mayor Fred Froehlich reported that the city will aid in the erection of the new street mark. ors Just as soon as the weather conditions permit. Harold Ryan, contractor, has offered the use of his concrete mixer and the telephone company will do the hole-boring. The signs have been