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unt Pu00laski Times-News MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, APR. 12, 1951 NUMBER 37 Scott Farm Home West Of Gutted By Fire Friday - Lincoln To Scene single-story farm and Mrs. Dean northwest of was gutted by morning, April 6. by neigh o'clock while Mr. at the Sehahl making arrange. fUneral services of Nelson Down. Thursday night in Mr. and Mrs. left for Springfield not be reached for to tell them of the firemen answer and were soon on_ a stubborn the Lin- for assist-' answered the with the as- and friends, confine the flames f the house, where was done. is believed to have an overheated furn- was home. handicaitpecl by but after a succeeded in from a total damage was room where away under a piano and oth. number of pieces clothing, canned removed from where the y' threat- i a neighbor, when he fell Others received Fire Chief Fred. Pulaski sus. from flying Scott and three now located ni Mt a modern up. apartment in the e of Mr. and Mrs. The child- grade school. Mr. daily trips to the CFT DAY APRIL 21 Day for the will be 21. Friends Who wish to con- may call at the :30 a.m. with this funds to carry of the library, to books, etc. Now started on the the wo- Club are to donate as More books for the new COmpleted. Firm the garage Hayes, north dissolved Hayes pur- and building Buckles. Was first started by Mr. Buckles building the partner, i years ago. has not FOUR ALDERMEN TO BE ELECTED TUESDAY Mount Pulaskians will go to the polls on next Tuesday to elect four aldermen--one in the first and third wards and two in the second, there are two to be elected. All candidates are running without opposition. Harold Don- nan is the first ward candidate; Harold Hubbard is a candidate for a full term in the second, while Charles W. Hanslow is running for the two-year unex- pired term; and in the third ward, Raymond Gee is the can- didate. polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Polling places are the First Ward, Mount Pulaski Windmill; Second Ward, Smith Implement Co., and Third Ward, Dillsaver Building. Retiring aldermen are Carl Baumann, 1 Bertoni and Loren Waddell. Holdovers are Harold Ryan and Harry Van Hook, and Fred Froehlich, Mayor. Emil F. Buehler 0f Chestnut. Dies Following Stroke Services Held "Wednesday At C00ut Church Emiel Frederick Buehler, e- tired farmer, and a resident of Chestnut, Ill., for many years, died in his home at 7:45 a.m. Monday, April 9, 1951, aged 86 ears, 1 month and 18 days. Mr. Buehler had been bedfast about three years and last Saturday suffered a stroke. He was born Feb. 21, 1865, in West Lincoln township, Logan county, Illinois, the son of Daniel and Marie Mumm Buehler. He spent most of his life in the Chestnut community. On April 10, 1891, in Chestnut, he married Sarah Rose Schaffenacker, who preceded him in death March 21, 1921. Mr. Buehler was a mem- ber of the Chestnut Zion Luther- an chukch. Decedent is survived by one son, Edward, of Beason; a dau- ghter, Mrs. Frances Von Behren, of Hettick; one sister, Mrs. Em- ma Liesman of Chestnut; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. The body was removed to the Schahl funeral home in Mount Pulaski, remaining there until the hour of the service. Funeral services were held in the Zion Lutheran church, in Chestnut on Wednesday, April 11 at 2 p.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. W. Heiru Three hymns, "Softly and Tenderly," "Be till My Soul" and "Tin But a Stranger," were sung by Wil- bur E. Stoll of Mount Pulaski, with organ accompaniment by Mrs. Edward yon Thun, Chestnut. Burial was in Laenna ceme- tery west of Chestnut. Pallbear- ers were: Todd Buehler, Eddie R. Buehler, Albert S. Buehler, Louis Buehler, Reynold and Har- old Liesman. S. NELSON DOWNING, 80, DIED THURSDAY FROM HEART ATTACK i Samuel Nelson ownlng, life- i long resident of Mount Pulaski vicinity, who lived three miles northwest of Mount Pulaski, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 1951. He had been taken to the St. Clara's hospital in Lincoln only five hours before his death, which came as the result of a heart attack. He had been in failing health the past five years. Mr. Downing was aged 80 years, 3 months and 14 days. Decedent was born Dec. 21, 1870, on a farm four miles north- west of Mount Pulaski, Ill., a son of Thomas and Melita Downing. Following his marriage to Hattie Michaels of Mount Pu- laski, in March, 1903, they went to farming in the same com- munity as his birth. She pre- ceded him in death in 1936. Mr. Downing devoted his long life to agricultural pursuits and the raising of livestock. He was well-known in this area and had many friends. Surviving are one son, Dean, of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Dean Scott, with whom he made his home; seven grandchildren; one brother, Lorenzo Downing, Mount Pulaski; and one sister, Mrs. Melissa Broughton, Albi- tene, Kansas. The body was removed to the Schahl funeral home, remaining there until the hour of the serv- vices. Funeral services were held in the Mount Pulaski Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, conducted by the pastor, Rev. F. E. Neumeyer. One hymn, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," was sung by Mrs. Harry J. Wtble, with organ accompaniment by Mrs. G. F. Walt. The services were largely attended and there was a large number of beautiful floral tributes. Burial was in the Mount Pu- laski cemetery. Pallbearers were Ellis C. Downing, Charles Mann, Henry Dammerman, Ennis A. :Downing, August H. Hahn and John Roos. DR. HAMM TO ERECT DENTAL BUILDING Dr. R. N. Hamm recently pur- chased a piece of ground on the north side of public square to build a one-story building for his dental office. The structure will be 18 feet wide and 44 feet in length. Construction will be of concrete blocks with brick front- Excavation work is com- pleted. Dr. Harem owns the frame building he now occupies on the south side of the square. He is having some extensive repair work done on the building. This old building is at least 100 years old, and was built by John Capps for his mercantile busines& Mr. Capps, brother of l Jabez Capps, was one of the city's early day merchants, who later located in Illiopolis. EKST WALL OF SIF..B BUILDING COLLAPSES The excavation was made on Tuesday for the new dental office of Dr. R. N. Harem, on the north side of the square. The heavy rains Wednesday morning weak. ened the dirt under the east wall of the Sieb Hatchery con- crete block building, and most of the wall collapsed and the blocks fell into the excavation. ON TRIP TO EUROPE WILL CELEBRATE 55th Ed Stahl of the Stahl Bros. WEDDING ANNIVERSARY hardware, and his mother, Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Otto Knauer, Rose Stahl of lreoria, sailed on residents of Mount Pulaski for Thursday, April 5, on the liner many years, and who live in the Queen Elizabeth, from New York south part of the city, will cele- City, to visit for about two mon- brate their 55th wedding annf- ths in Freiburg Stuttgart and versary Sunday, 15. A other Places in Germany. They family dinner at will be will visit with Stahl's two in the home. sisters and two Pulaski School Band Again Wins First Division Rating At District Meet JULIA BOCK MILLER TO GIVE TRAVELOGUE Julia Bock Miller, Decatur, well known traveler, will appear in the Lincoln community high school at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, under the sponsorship of the Logan County Home Bureau. Ad- mission is $1.00, and tudents 50 cents, tax included. Secure your ticket in Mount Pulaski from unit chairman Mrs. Fred Froeh- lich or at the Connolley Drug Store. The travel picture, "Let's Drive to Alaska," will be shown, with an interesting and instructive talk as the pictures are reveal- ed. The films are all in color. The trip to Alaska was made by station wagon. Mrs. Miller was accompanied by a friend, Mrs. Leona Drake. They were the first two women to drive the journey alone, with special per- missmn of the Canadian govern- ment, before it was opened for )ublic travel. Mrs. Miller states: 'Ve drove 555 miles, and the pictures are edited to tell the story of the trip, including requirements for travel, the condition of the road, the Alaskan Highway, filling stations, sleeping accommoda- tions (the wagon was equipped for sleeping), wild game country scenic beauty, typical villages and cities, gold mining, Univers- ity of Alaska, the primitive and modern, dog sleds to airplanes. I sold the station wagon in Fair- banks, and we flew back." Junior Woman's Club Closes Its Year At Banquet Gala Affair Held At Southern Air In Springfield Wednesday evening, April 4, the Mount Pulaski Junior Wo- mans' club ended the club year with a Spring Banquet. The gala affair was held at the Southern Air, Springfield, where a fried chicken dinner was served to a- bout 65 members. Sprinkling cans containing spring flowers were used as table centerpieces. Favors were small potted plants, with a vivid color nut cup made in sprinkling can design. Mrs. Van Froehlich, president, presided at the short business meeting, and gave the yearly report. Members each contribut- ed toward a fund for the pur- pose of sending an Indian stu- dent to college. The following officers and de- partrnent chairmen were elected for the coming year:- President, Mrs. Harold Haynes; vice-presi- dent, Mrs. Floyd Kelly; secretary, Mrs. Elmer Durchholz; treasurer, Miss Louise Ey. Department chairmen: educa. tion, Mrs. Richard Laatsch; Leg- islation, Mrs. John Romanotto; art, Mrs. Wm. Mitchell; public (Continued on page 6) HERBERT AYERS IN ACCIDENT THURSDAY Herbert Ayers, driving his auto to Springfield this Thursday morning, skidded off the slick i pavement at the west end of the Sangamon riv bridge on Route 54, and went  a 20-foot em- bankment. Mr. Ayers was accompanied by passengers employed in was in- Will Compete At State Finals In Charleston April 28 Mount Pulaski public School band under the leadership of Lester B. Werntz, again won themselves a trip to the state finals by placing in the first division ratings at the district contests held in Lincoln Satur. day, Competing as a Class C band the decision of the judges was unanimous with an unusually fine rating on sightreading which has always been a strong point of the local organization. Some of the comments made by the judges were as follows: "Good interpretation and a very musical band." "Excellent dis- ciplined and training being good fundamentals and teachings. You are fortunate to have a fine di- rector. (Congratulations to you, sir.) .... A fine band in all depart- ments." Pulaski also again placed sec- ond in the sweepstakes award amassing a total of 125 points, while Lincoln with their com- bined vocal and instrumental ratings got 188 points. Pulaski had no entries in vocal. Our neighbor to the south, Niantic, where they have embarked on a pretentious musical program in their schools the past three or four years, made great strides this year, winning a first divis- ion rating on their band and amassing 102 points. t ii :ii il  SENIOR CLASS TO PRESENT COMEDY The Senior Class of the Mount Pulaski township high school will present the popular comedy, "Mother Is A Freshman," in the high school gym on Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. Mother, Miss Abigail Fortiture Abbott, is played by Shirley Mar- shall, who suddenly realizes that the funds left by her late hus- band are exhausted. She tells her daughter Susan, played by" Mariann Dana, she must go to Pointer College, where Susan is a sophomore. There is a scholar- ship for ladies whose first two names are Abigail Fortitude, and "Abby" wants the money. Abby started out to college with every intention of Just help- ing her daughter, but a certain Professor Michaeis complicated things. Professor Michaels, play- : ed by Bill Dittus, is a young, good looking professor who at. tracts most of the young ladies in the college. Susan is no ex- ception Prof. Michaeis is attracted to Mother, and Mother likes both of them. This triangle is support- ed by John Christensen as Dean .... Gillingham, Mrs. Miller, played by Clara Ryan, and other sup- porting players. The )roduction staff is as fol- follows:, assistant director, Bob Mayer; business manager, Ray Richner; property managers, Bet. ty Waddell, Bob Camden; stage manager, Charles Aylesworth; stage crew, Loren Schroeder, Bill Rentmeister, Wayne Shanle; pub licity manager, Dick Ey; pro- gram, Shirley Rogers; Costume manager, Vivian Rentmeister; make-up crew, Shlr Icy Marshall, Mariann Dana, Do- lares Hein and Mary Rose Payne. For an evening of pleasure be sure to attend, and watch Mo- ther go to college for money, but who finds a husband. John Ed Rentschler, student at the U. of I., spent the week end with his Mr. and Edwin Rentschlet