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Mount Pulaski Times-News 58 MOUNT PULASL ILLINOIS, TkIORSDAYo MARCH 23. 1961 NOIB-R I00EFINNISTERS OF COMMUNITY TAKE ITE STAND ON GAMBLING Believe State CIVIL DEFENSE Not COUNCIL MEETS Bingo HERE APRIL 9th t,,,_ View of the proposed legis- te _c'ag for an amendment The quarterly meeting of the _L Illinois State Constitution Central Illinois Area Civil Defense lh' a w_0uld permit any charit- Council, will be held in the Odd .,, religious, educational or Fellows Hall, Mount Pulaski, on  ofohogup to conduct gam- Sunday, April 9, announces Pres. Guy Parsons, of Galesburg. th_ ace known as Bingo for --tP of fund raising, the The meeting will start with a t Ministers of Mt. Pul- dinner at 12 o'clock noon, wlm ," -a issued the following Richard Mueller, Mount Pulas- --_'ment. host. ki, Civil Defense Director, as vi the issue of gambling Reservations are to be sent to him by Tuesday, April 4. t, any form  in the II ht of  faith, a faith which General John L. Homer, dxrect- es,Christ came to give His or, and his staff of the IllinoLS to  '_ me sin of the world and State, Civil Defense Agency, will P  live lives in con- lead a discussion on "Opal '61. T "y With the will of God. The National Civil Defense d ,t central fact guides and Training alert is scheduled for ainea all Christian judg- Friday and Saturday, April 28 t on moral and social ques-and 29th. William Beavers, Tazewell greed is the moti- gambling. including bingo else one might Call it  thrives on the SOmething can be had Actually, someone Pay And quite often, the one who pays who is least able to loss. is against the best sOCiety. fact  and wel- can testify to the fact  that much is brought about broken homes, Children, barren dinner debts, and disorder- HOWever, the greatest the fact that gambling moral fiber of our when there is grave our nation for the morals in all it is unthinkable seek to make an respectable by low- threshold. OF GAMBLING for proper motivation. on page 4) Was Tuesday Pulaski made a fine TV Station, WCIS, Tuesday during the noon for the Bernie John- ' With everyone being in- Were, the Sil-Tennial various organizations and members of the the Brush. Those in- were: Green, Mrs. Lee OSWald Brooker, Mrs. Mrs. F. E. Neu- Meister, Mrs. Mrs. Elmer Mr. and Mm. Buckles, Mr. and KeclL Todd Buehler, Loren and Vernon Eugene Stoll and Buckles was respons- appearing and all the contacts make the event poss- WEDNESDAY formerly of Mt. at the SL John's Springfield, Ill. on Marc 22, 1961 at after entering there previous.  is the former Bertha resided at Athens. at Funeral 2:00 County Civil Defense director and Larry B. Shroyer, Lincoln-Logan County Civil Defense director, will report on the mid-winter confer: ence of the United States Civil Defense Council held recently in Washington, D.C. 188 PINTS OF BLOOD GIVEN BLOOD BANK A total of 188 pints of blood were obtained Friday, March 17, at the Logan County "Red Cross blood bank held in the First Christian Church at Lincoln. The total exceeded the quota of 150. Dr. Donald M. Barirnger, form- erly of Mount Pulasi, now of Lin- coln, chairman of the Red Cross blood bank, announces that the next call of the Peoria Red Cros bloodmobile will be on Tuesday, April llth. CONGRATUI00TIONS TO VIRGIL FLETCHER Mount Pulasklans were pulling for Collinsville in the final game of the state cage tournament and were very happy to see a former Mount Pulaski coach and his team win the state championship. They won all their games by lop- sided scores over Peoria Manual, East Rockford and' Thornton. Virgil Fletcher, who coached here in 1939, 1940 and 1941, did a good job here, for that.was_deu  ing _the days when the rtlttmpf were robin'". HIS teams hero met Lincoln five times in the thee year period and won all five. - big ones were m 193 when m- colh won the Big Twelve cham- pionship. It was the consensus of ion among local fans that this was one of the best, if not the best teams they've ever seen at state. RALPH BLACKBURN'S MOTHER DIES Mrs. Sadie I. Blackburn, 81, died Wednesday, March 15, 1961, in Los Angeles, Calif. She was the mother of Ralph Blackburn., of Rockford, Ill., a former resl: dent of Mount Pulaski. She nan lived for a few years with her son and family in this city. Decedent was born in Xenia, Ill., May 30, 1879. Besides Ralph, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Cham- bers of California; two other sons, William, of Springfield, IlL, and Edward of Inglewood; two sisters living in Grand Junction, Colo- rado and Cumberland, Md., and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Hardin & Flanagan Colonial Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. at Xenia. Dr. Joseph Appelgate, pas- tor of the Crenshaw Church, officiated. Burial was m the Cemetery at GARDEN CLUB TO CHICAGO FLOWER SHOW THURSDAY The Mt. Pulaski Garden Club chose an ideal day, Thursday, March 16, for a trip by chartered bus to the Flower and Garden Show at McCormick Place in Chi- cago. The show was the largest and the best ever put on by the Ill- inois State Garden Club, and was very well worth seeing. The Chicago Park DisL had an excellent display, with many var- ieties of shrubs, trees and flow- ers in profusion. There were large formal gar- dens, as well as, many that were about 10 feet square, and these provided excellent ideas for the small garden. Roses of all varie- ties were shown. Shadow boxes with many new ideas in arrangements, were of great interest as well as beautiful table settings in formal and in- formal fashion. There were 40 persons making the bus trip from Mount Pulaski, as follows: Mt. Pulaski: Mrs. Paul E. Beid- ler, Mrs. George A. Volle, Mrs. Leigh W. Lucas, Mrs. Oswald Brooker, Mrs. Wilford K. Scrog- gin, Sr., Mrs. Gayland Green, Miss Sharon Green, Miss Jacqueline Green, Mrs. J. A. Veech, Mrs. Grace Wagner, Mrs. George J. Smith, Mrs. Elmer Schaffenacker, Mrs. Karl Dittus, Mrs. Oscar Flcagle, Mrs. Wilbur E. Stoll, Mrs. Ellis C. Downing, Mrs. Otto Ey, Mrs. Ellis Wood, Mrs. A. J. Ly- ons, Mrs. Francis Myrick, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Doud, Mrs. Herbert Shellhammer, Miss Marie Sams. Lake Fork: Mr Clyde Febus. Latham: Mrs. John Scheetz, Mrs. Grace Couch, Mrs. Fred Kiick, Mrs. John Kiick, Mrs. Glenn Rau, Mrs. Oscar Beaver, Miss Ruth Waddell. Chestnut: Mrs. Eugene Kretz- inger, Mrs. Vallas Kuntzi, Mrs. Richard Baker. Lincoln: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rohrer, Mrs. Harry Goodman, Mr Ray Money, Mrs. Esther Smith. Mrs. Lyons and Miss Sams, co- chairmen of the Garden Club, were responsible for planning the trip. The bus left Mount Pulaski at 6:30 axn. and returned to ML Pulaski at 10:15 p.m. ,d Cross Drive TWO COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: AWARDED TO MPTHS STUDENTS: LIONS AWARDS PLAQUE AT DISTRICT MEETING MARCH 19 The Lions International Spring District 1-E meeting was held on Sunday, March 19, at Bement. Ed Barry, Past President of the Inter- national of Arkansas, was guest speaker. The entertainment high lights included a musical concert for the ladies, and art exhibit by the art club. Miss Peggy Pegler, a Senior at Atwood, Ill., who won the Talent Contest of District 1-Ei last year, sang several numbers. She is making auditions for the St. Louis Municipal Opera. The meeting was climaxed with a banquet, at which time the dis- trict awards were made. Mount Pulaski was awarded a plaque for their 125th Sil-Tennial Anni- versary by District 1-E. The plaque was made from native wood that had been grown in the area covered by the district, by Myron Seal. The engraving on it was done by the Danville Lions Club. Members of the Mount Pulaski Lions Club who attended the meetings, were: Robert W. (Pick) Shanle, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dittus, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Sams, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Cares, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kennedy. OPERETTA FRIDAY "It's A Woman's World," an or- iginal operetta written by Mrs. Dan Handlin, will be presented at the Mount Pulaski Consolidated Grade School PTA meeting Fri- day, March 25 at 8 pJn. The operetta is being produc- ed by Mrs. Handlin, Mrs. Wil- bur Schroth and Dan McNabb. POOL AND RINK TO CLOSE GOOD FRIDAY, EASTER SUN. The Tomlinson Swimming Pool and Roller Rink will be closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Easter Egg Hunt April 1 The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Mount Pulaski Margaret F00erle And Joe Kelly Axe Recipients Two more Mount Pulaski ship high school students are be the recipients of college arship awards from the Scholarship Commission. They Margaret Eberle and Joe Kelly.' David McClure of also is to be a recipient. Award recipients in the annual competition were from semi-finalists who on the results of the College Testing Program ination given last Nov. 5th. Michael said 1,352 finalists receive monetary awards, honorary awards. "Each student who an Illinois State Scholar rank in the upper half of graduating class, be an resident of good moral er, achieve a superior score ACT examination, and an approved public or lege of his choice in Michael said. In explaining the awards J tern, Dr. Lyman $. Smith, ecutive Director of the sion, said students who strate financial need will stipends for full or partial ment of tuition and fees up $600 a year. Honorary awards pro. vide recognition for scholastic achievement as well enabling students to request ture monetary assistance if financial situation changes. Smith said a nine-member especialy chosen for integrity and good assists the Scholarship sion in evaluating financial They use a detailed system of ancial analysis basically as the well-established of the College ice adapted to rq inois' program. "We are proud of the achievements each of these  dents has demonstrated in ing a superior score in an ing competitive Governor Kerner said. 'I'helr attainment brings honor to community, school and fleeting the excellence of tion, the wealth of the depth of The annual Red Cross Drive is mw on for membership, during the month of March. John Biese- meier and Austin Schaffenaeker the co-chairmen for Mount Pul- aski. Chamber of Comemree, will be held on the courthouse lawn, Sat- urday morning, April 1, at 9 a.m. The age limit will be for 6th grade youngsters and under. The Donations can be left at either courthouse lawn will be divided the Farmer's Bank or the First into four groups. Prizes will be National Bank, or, can be mail-' given for certain colored eggs that ed to Dean Cates. are turned in after the hunL "AND SHE HELD FORTH HER HAND" TITLE OF BOOK BY LOCAL AUTHOR en by their parents and Students desiring about the Illinois State ship Program'should high school counselor, or the Commission office. Easter Su " Services, The annual Easter vice will oe held in the school gymnasium on morning, April 2, at 6:30 Choral Music will be by the high school Orders for the book Mrs. Gay- The hard cloth back will preserve land Green has written are now records for the next genera- is the direction of Daniel Bill Downing will play a solo, the Holy City". The 1. tation will be given by John Muir. being taken. The book is written in two sc: tions, the first _sect. ion ,,re iau, mc and tnbula00o.ns, 00..e?one00 liness, sadness and naPPmhTac. everyday life. It reiaes u tivities of the many hands that it has taken to mold Mt. Pulaski into the Beacon it is today. In the other section you will find the genealogy of your fam- ilies that each of you have given to her. Some of the genealogie date from the late 1700's and all go down to the present 1961 gen- eration. It lists the names of al- most all of the people wno nave climbed the hill at .one time or another -- over boo aifferent sur- names. Thus it shoWS the inter- relationship of the community. All of this is bound in a size suitable for storage on your 6x9 The pre-publication price 5.00. To tak advantage of this, send your money to Mrs. William Dittus, Mt Pulaski, before May Because of the large expense and risk involved in printing more books than are ordered, the book Mt. Pulaski Christian, will cost $6.50 from the stands, and St. John's Lutheran Many have asked about putting and the Chestnut Methodist pictures in the book -- anyone ch- A cordial invitation is may have any picture inserted in ed to all. the book by paYing the cost charged by the publishers, $4.00 for a picture 2x3 inches. This is one of the most expensive items of any book. Send your pictur- es and money to Mrs. Gayland Green immediately. A deadline may have to be set without not- ice Read about yourself and your family in "And She Held Forth This service is sponsored by : COUNTY FEDERATION OF WOMEN'S CLUB You are reminded that the vention of the Logan eration of Women's Clubs held Friday, March 24, at in the Muldoon Memorial ing, Mount Pulaski. Mrs. Lynn Chestnut land, county president, will charge of the meeting.