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Mount Pulaski Times-News S8 and Junior Hostesses County Group S il-Tennial Year. riday, March 04 MOUNT PULASKI. ILLINOIS, THUIiSDAY, MARCH 30. 1961 BARBARA SCHUELF- I /- .. _ T i/ ownsnlp 00leCtlOnS 1 Miss Barbara Schueler of ..Mt. ] I.  _ _ Pulaski, was elected Miss Marine [ i[ I Ih_ d i Jr Corps League of Springfield andllLJ------'---" / .... -- . FromlS00 IV_ Cltlfl )rl will represent the Collier Ha!- X _..,..o. art.o_ r 9 vention in Springfield July 12-16, [ )el leRtllefiRe lee)eeawa W: when a Miss Marine Corps League[ urI=KVIIIJKal Jm.le:UK:l LOgan County Federation met in the club the Muldoon Memorial in Mount Pulaski on 24, at 2 p.m., with Pulaski Junior and as hostesses. Chestnut, president County Federation the business meeting time new officers were and installed. They also purchase, Mrs. Gayland "And She Held Hand,,, and enter it in of Congress. Presi- various county clubs reports of their year's Sil-Tennial Chorus sang nmnbers. This organiz- ever increasing in popu- demand for many Club Sil-Tennial Paul E. Beidler, was and described her 1870 period as being an early picture of It is made of King's With it she wears grandmother's jewel- 140 years old. F. Buckles, Junior Club Sil-Tennial Lady, her ball gown of the as being a black and With large picture authentic and Mrs. Buckles at the tea table that was With a beautiful flower in lavender tones (Continued on page 3) e LE the .__ - Ual Athletic Banquet of ,.,"t Pulaski townshi hi h ,lon,., P g . tuesday, April 25th, is this year by the for lle occasion is eLgton, head coach of Will e uis (Mo.) Billikens, who t Well-worth hearin His peny dropped the gham-, mse h,, 6ne in the N.I.T by a[  "gin, to Syracuse the'^..anquet will be rved at modist church at 6:30 with [ 1,-:, available at Connolle ' ---as, and Bertoni's, at $2.} y. s,[ of Illinois will be elected.. She is an active member m the Copper Coin Ballet Co., and has appeared in Springfield Muni Op- era and Theatre Guild Produc- tions. Barbara was crowned "Queen" by Commandant Jack i Bauer, and received her bouquet [of red roses from Capt. Arthur Bretcher, USMCR, chairman of the Detachment's Beauty Contest. Serving on the Beauty Contest Committee with Captain Bretcher were Bill Dart, President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce and member of the League, and, Mar- ilyn Lee (Proska) Bauer, Profess- onal Dancer, and Senior Vice President of the Marine Corps League Auxiliary. Miss Sehueler is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Schueler of Mount Pulaski. ELKHART TEACHER KILLED BY TRAIN A southbound Gulf, Mobile & Ohio freight train struck and in- stantly killed Mrs. Grace Lercher, 69, of Williamsville, as she was leaving her car which had stalled on a crossing in Elkhart at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 1961. Her car stalled on the south crossing in Elkhart. She had one foot out of the car, seemingly trying to escape the oncoming train The train of 37 cars was travelling at an estimated 50 mil- es an hour. Mrs. Lercher was a native of Lincoln. Her maiden name was Turley. She had lived in Will- amsville for several years and was employed in the Elkhart grade school, having taught there since 1946. She began teaching in Logan county schools in 1929. Decedent is survived by her husband, Clarence Lercher of Williamsville; and two sisters, Mrs. Imogene French of Owosso, Mich., and Mrs. Doris Schutt, of Wayne, Mich. RECREATION CENTER TO CLOSE FRIDAY AND EASTER- The Tomlinson Recreation Cen- ter, both the swimming pool and skating rink, will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Plan to attend the church of your choice on Good Friday and "CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN", COMEDY OF SENIOR CLASS The senior class of Mount Pul- aski Township high .school will present a three-act comedy, "Cheaper by the Dozen" on April 14 at 8 p.m. It is based on the book of the same name writ- ten by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey. Dad is an elticiency expert and is determined that the entire Gil- breth household should be run like a factory. He gives his chil- dren lessons on how to put every second to good use. To further their education, he paints dia- grams on the wall explaining the solar system. There is a reason behind all of this, however, for Dad has a heart condition and wants his family to be as inde- pendent as possible before he leaves them. The girls don't un- derstand why he regards their interest in dates as a waste of precious time. This creates many hilarious but touching scenes be- tween father and daughter. The play cast consists of Mr. Gilbreth, Randy Walcott; Mrs. Gilbreth, Margaret Eberle; Em- estine, Nancy Welch; Frank, Blaise DeMuth; Jackle, John Reeves; Dan, John poffenbarger; Bill, Ronnie Stoll; Fred, Kenny Cardoni; Anne, Sheila Bryson; Lillian, Bgbby Ridgeway; Mar- tha, Judy French; Mrs Fitzger- ald, Judy Mardis; Dr. Burton, Joe Kelly; Joe Scales, Ray Deibert; Miss Brill, Sharon Green; and, Larry, Kent Anderson.. Election Returns ! The Times-News will remain open next Tuesday night to give the election returns. While there are no state or election results to give :urns on, there are several inter- ting contests in the township area that merit the public having a source of information available. The contests for supervisor and assessor as well as the justice of the peace race in District 3 in the , Easter Sunday. south part of the county, and the 0000,,STER SUNRISE SERVICES NEXT wet anddryissuesinAetnaand Tunbridge townships, are of more - than passing interest. "u,NOAY AT GRADE SCHOOL GY M ltigh School Chorus Muir; the latter giving the medi- CO l  . tation. SIL.TENNIAL KITCHEN BAND .h 0 The service is sponsored by the AND CHORUS TO BE ON TV 6.0 rvace Pulaski Christian, Methodist The Sil-Tennial Kitchen Band St. John's Lutheran churches and Sil-Tennial Belles Chorus Easter Sunrise Ser- )f Mt. Pulaski, and the Chestnut will make appearances on TV Church. Station WTVP, Channel 17, De- held Easter Morning A cordial invitation is extend- catur. The tentative dates are in the Grade .*d to all. Sunday, April 16 and 23, at 3:30 the service will be high school mix- the direction of The chorus Watchers and Ye Century melody, Phillip Grays; "But Mindful of His and 'Fhe by Noble Cain. mg will play the 'rhe Holy City" and Nancy Walch will nts as well for congregational CIVIL DEFENSE DINNF APRIL 9 The quarterly meeting of the Central Illinois Area Civil Defense Council will be held in the Odd Fellow's Hall in Mount Pulaski on Sunday, April 9th. The meeting will start with a dinner at noon. Reservations be made with Richard Mt. Pulaski Civil Defense Director, by Tuesday, April 4. Anyone interested in Civil De- fense is welcome to attend. General John L. Homer, direct- or and his staff of the Illinois State Civil Defense Agency, will a on "Opal '61". p.m. The Band will appear one Sun- day and the chorus the other. TO ATTEND STATE SPEECH CONTEST AT CHAMPAIGN Mrs. Richard Edwards and her speech student, Bonnie Prather, will attend the State Speech Con- test, at Champaign, Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8th. Miss Prather has qualified as an entry to the State Contest, by placing first in the district and i sectional contests, with her comx- cal reading, 'Solid Gold Cadillac." She is the daughter of Mr. and Mr William Prather, anda jun- ior of the local high scnom. in this Roverends Paul and John AND DRY ISSUES FACE VOTERS SAM GREEN, 69, DIED SUDDENLY EARLY WEDNESDAY Samuel M. Green, who lived on North Washington St., Mount Pu- laski, Ill,, the past two years, died at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 1961, in St. Clara's hospital at Lincoln, Ill., where he had been a patient for 11 hours. HIS health began to fail some time ago. He was aged almost 70 years. Mr. Green was born April 28, 1891, in Macon county, a son of Abigal and Melissa Conaway Green. In Springfield on May 11, 1918, he married Miss Leone Crosier. They farmed for a great many years south of Mount Pul- aski. He was a veteran of WoHd War I, and was a member of the American Legion; aLso, belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge and the Jabez Capps Barracks. Decedent is survived by his wife; one son, Gayland, living south of Mount Pulaski; and the following daughters, Mrs. Virgil Wilham, Elkhart; Mrs. Eugene Scott, Springfield; Mrs. Jack Kil- hoffer, Buffalo; Mrs. Leonard Janusweski, of Illiopolis; Mrs. Robert Etherton and Mrs. Willis Laatsch, of Buffalo; one sister, Mrs. Franklin Payne of Mount Pulaski; two brothers, Ira Green of Thayer, and Roy Green, of Sa- bina, Ohio; and 29 grandchildren. The remains were taken to the Schahl funeral home. The Odd Fellows lodge will hold their ritual service at the funeral home Thursday at 9 pJn. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Fri- day, March 31, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Burt, pastor of the Copeland Christian Church, and in charge of the American Legion. Burial will be in the Mount Pul- aski Cemetery. ATTENDED FUNERAL IN AUBURN ON SATURDAY Justice of the Peace Contest For Five Townships, Tuesday Fred Bellatti and daughter-in- Keck, Howard Scroggin and J. law, Mrs. Louis Bellatti, went to Stuart, Democrats are being Auburn Monday where they at- posed by Paul R. Moore and tended the funeral of the former's mond Gee. Dale Fuhrer, cousin, Mrs. Ada Campbell, 77. is unopposed for re-electlo Mrs. Campbell died Saturday in town clerk. a Springfield hospital, following Road Tax --!1 a stroke 24 hours earlier She was ....... Mount . FUIasKI ownsnlp a retired school taecher, having taught for 44 years. (Continued on page 16) EASTER EGG HUNT SATUR MORNING ON COURTHOUSE Four Age Groups FORMER LATHAM Thru Sixth Grade RESIDENT HILLED Are Eligible Zrnest O. Moore, about 65 of age, formerly of Latham, The annual Easter Egg Hunt, died Tuesday night, March sponsored by the Mount Pulaski 1961, in Mount Carroll, Ill., of :: Chamber of Commerce, will be Juries sustained in an held on the courthouse lawn, Sat- accident, March 18 at Mount urday, April 1, at 9  roll. Youngsters may participate up Mr. Moore was formerly through the 6th grade. The areas reserved for different counselor at the First age groups are as follows: Church in Decatur. : Kindergarten and under: South- He is survived by his wife, east corner; 1st and 2nd grades, nice, and a daughter northeast corner; 3rd and 4th, home, and two sons. northwest corner; 5th and 6th Funeral services were held southwest comer. 2 p.m. Friday, March 24 in One hundred p will be giv-Carroll Methodist Church. en for certain colored eggs that was in the Mt. Carroll are turned in after the hunt. 60 dozen eggs are to be colored and Groom: A man who hidden on the Lawn. good quartem for a better hall Voters in the various in this area, next Tuesday, have local contests that will to enliven an otherwise drab, tion, despite the fact that are purely township officem. Three townships will tests for supervisor--Mount aski, Aetna and Elkhart. :A three-way contest for Laenna has developed. Prohibition Issue The hottest election issue Aetna township as well as Tunbridge and Kenney, will the beer and liquor issue. In Aet- na township the issue has brought up as to whether "Shall the prohibition of the of beer containing not more 4% alcohol by weight be ed in Aetna township?" The question is rather misleading, al- though legally phrased. It is of those situations where a "Yes)) "No" vote means no, and a vote means yes. The simple way to ex- plain the ballot is that if Aetna voters wish their township main dry they mar their with a cross opposite the "Yes '. If they wish the township to be wet, the voter should mark ballot with a cross opposite In Tunbridge Townshi is now wet, the proposition stated much more the sale at retail of liquor be prohibited in Illinois?" Mount Pulaski Contest Mount Pulaski township contest this year for with Thos. A. Gupton, St., ing re.election on the Democrat. ic ticket. He is being Tommie Itavener, Sr., on the publican ticket. Roy Aylesworth, unopposed for assessor. For tots there are five with three to be elected. IL