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Mount Pulaski Times News MOUNT PULASKI. ILLINOIS,, THURSDAY?. APRIL 13. 1961 NUMBER 3"J 58 LLTuREOON ASCENSION TO BE BIG ON OLD SETTLER'S DAY CapL All. en, No!ed " * --" S a00o00,Con00g =2room. cla.s ,or Sil.Tennial 00omeay rtay who soared to heights in a balloon Parachuted back to often an exciting lea- Celebrations and fairs a of generations ago. visitors will once a- the opportunity to the man in the balloon Eddie Allen puts on ascension show for Day, Friday, July 28. as the last Aliens---.started his a balloonist back in he was 15. He takes up to about 2,000 feet the silk" for a back to" lanck Friday Night in your stom- 00ree00t w 1- old days. Balloons I . be filled with hot air from ,'s tench covered with tin. --' from the fire at One end TAX LEVIES REPORTED ,o _uarlled into the balloon at FOR THREE TOWNSHIPS _ er end. Sometimes the bal- Leonard F. McCann, county ufltld catch fire and was clerk, reported April 6th that the 11 IznOke before you knew it. following township tax levies for l _ s is some danger in fill- 1961 have been filed in his office: 4t tlloon even with the elec- Mount Pulaski: town fund, 10,- cry pump used today. Capt. 000; general assistance, $6,500; ,Ys he must stand iside library fund, $6,500. .UOon while it is being fill- Aetnatown fund, $4,500; gen- It l lding a flaming torch to eral assistance $800. the b, ne air properly and keep Broadwell--town fund $5,600; uoon from catching-fire, general assistance, $2,000. The Spring Convention of the 17th District Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs will be held in the Zion Lutheran Church edu- cational building in Mount Pul- aski on Wednesday, April 19. Registration will begin at 10 a. m. There will be a luncheon at noon, served by the Zion Luther- an ladies, and reservations must be made with Mrs. Elmer Schaffenacker by Saturday, April 15th. The senior class of the Mount Pulaski Township high school, will present their annual play, "Cheaper by the Dozen," Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. The three act comedy, is bas- ed on the book of the same name, written by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., and Arnestine Gilbreth Carey. The play cast consists of Mr. Gilbreth, Randy Walcott; Mrs. Gilbreth, Margaret Eberle; Em- stine, Nancy Walch; Frank, Blaise DeMuth; Jackie, John Reeves; Dan, John poffenbarger; Bill, Ronnio Stoll; Fred, Kenny Car- doni; Anne, Sheila Bryson; Lil- the years he has taken lian, Bobby Ridgeway; Martha, into the air, Capt. A1- Judy French; Mrs. Fitzgerald, been seriously hurt. l Judy Mardis; Dr. Burton,._ J_.. I get scared once in a[Kelly; Joe Scales, Ray l)emer ybody does," he saym]Miss Brill, Sharon treen, emu times when you feel[Imrry, Kent Anderson. going wrong and Reserved seats can be purchas- ed to wear their Sil-Tennial cos- ed at Bertoni's Restaurant. Gem tumes if they have them. eral Admission tickets are being Hostesses for the convent!on sold by members of the senior will be former presiuenrs ot the ...... l. Woman's Club, class and at the door. Tickets are Mount ru,.-- 50c general admission and 75c . A. J. Lyons, Mrs. Herbert Spring Con.venfionl00',oo0000rl00', I,,,;,,,. of Federation of .,....v, ;Women's ?iubs Concert Band to Play He _D_istri M.eeJng  Les Wemtz', Here A pro y  IN SCHOOL ELECTIONS In Public Concert .mn nurcn WITH CONTESTS Tuesday Night ' A heavy vote turned out for the Mount Pulaski citizens mld Mount Pulaski township high those of tho surrounding oom. school election Saturday with al- munity are to be honored next most 400 votes being polled. Tuesday evening when the Free- There was no particular contest port Junior High School Concert on other than that four candi- Band of 69 musicians, presents a dates were seeking only three public concert at the Mount Pul, 000041TATION TO GOVERNOR WILL TAKEN BY HORSEBACK APRIL 21 This convention will bring re- presentatives from 52 clubs in five counties that make-up the 17th District. Mrs. Charles Wood Lincoln, is president and will uct the business of the day, ich will include the election of )fficers for the coming year. Members of the Mount Pulaski Junior and Senior Clubs are ask- ' lhflaski cele- 00idents the Sil-Tnnial year are _beards, wearing old-time , : l making other efforts ! to the spirit of the days  r eOmmumty was formed.  leae will continue when ' Otto Kemer receives, t __w! _ir i__._ o  ", his official invitatioq of - esent on the o6ening day 1' Sll-Tennial Ce" lebration, 4re lephone call or telegram  the governor in . e, in a matter of min- _  letter to him would  by modem motor for reserved seats. Shellhammer, co.chairmen; Mrs. G. F. Wait, Mrs. Paul E. Beidler, Miss Sciota B. Horn, Mrs. Lloyd L. Hargis, Mrs. Wilbur E. Stoll, Mrs. Marie Van H.ook, MDorwnPa l, A. Gruber, Mrs. Ellis k. ,u , Mrs. Oswald Brooker, Mrs. _xl- W ritt M. Williams. The former presidens of the j ....... n's Club will also unlor wuma be host--s, namely,.. Mt.o_n French, .rs. James ti]cKey, ivtr. Edward Allspach, Mrs. William Myrick, Jr., Mrs. Julian Sams, Mrs. Van Froehlich, Mrs. Floyd Kelly, Mrs. Raymond Wolf, MrS. Wilford Schaffenacker, Mrs. Jack Rothwell, Mrs. Kenneth Brooker, Mrs. Orville McVey, Mrs. Dee hiel F.xecutive SIL-TENNIAL CIROUPS Buckles, Mrs. Jack Scroggim . Our Guest TO APPEAR ON WTVP LOIS ARMSTRONG Sil-Tennial .th 125 years ago horse bk  USUal mode of travel. t.tle members of the t laski Riding Club will  ,-re at 10 azn Thursday, "'-"  or - " - e at Springfield. They will tw, e state fau grounds .n.g and keep their horses e -.,_.T xt day they will ride to I_  door of the State House 4 P.rn., will present to ra, .erner the official in. .d by Elmer Schaffe- -' Yor of Mount Pulaski. or THE nosn _ IOND&y, APRIL 17 le of the Brush will lay--regular meeting on ' h." april 17 at 7:30 p at the eele- p. d members am uged m,.q,u and each one bring a offices. John Bryson, who has served a very creditable six years as a board member, was the low man on the ballot. Dr. R. N. Hamm was returned, and new members elected were Harold Mann and Kenneth Connolley. Lowillis Handlin, Mrs. Ltnis Oglesby and Harold Moore were elected in the Lake Fork district with four candidates running. With two full slates of candi- dates for three offices of the Chestnut Community Consolidat- ed School, Walter Jaggi, John W. Howe and Albert J. Buehler were elected. In the Warrensburg-Latham district Herschel Emerick and Charles McGuire were elected with three candidates on the tick- et. LIBRARY TRAVELING EXHIBIT COMING The Illinois State Library Trav- eling Exhibit of new children's books, will be on display at the Mount Pulaski Township Library April 24 to 29th. Parents, teach- ers, librarians and other interest- ed people of this and surrounding communities, are invited to visit the library and examine these books at their leasure. The more than 30() titles in the collection show the rich variety of children's books today, rang- ing from gaily colored picture books for the very young, through science and biography to Junior novels. This is the week follow- ing National Library Week. BANQUET APRIL 9 The Athletic Banquet of Mount aski Consolidated Grade School at 8:00 p.m. The band, which is under direction of Les Werntz, band instructor here for a ber of years, and the concert be dedicated to Mount Sil-Tennial Year--the city's anniversary. Two.Day Trip .... The band is on a stopping first at Illinois for a clinical concert in junction with the music ment headed by Carl E. er, at 2 o'clock. They will arrive in Mount Pulaski for a 5:30 complimentary dinner at the Methodist Church, by the church ladies in ation with the Band Boostem. A Real ]Musical Treat The concert at the grade starting at 8:00 o'clock is the public and they are be present to enjoy a real treat. These youngsters come here* with the reputation of being equal, or superior, to most school bands in the state. K-n,. : ing Les Wemtz the way we we know he has an outstar band, or he would never back into the community, he had had many state while at Mount Pulaski Stay Here Overnight Arrangements have been with Mount Pulaski house them for the night. next morning they will to Springfield, whre tout the Capitol building other points of interest there, A number of Freeport parents will be making with them. We know they SUNDAY, APRIL 23  The Sil-Tennial Kitchen Band, Township high school is proud of their youngsters Sil-Tennial Belle Chorus, four StrNDAY; CHESTNUT to be held Tuesday night, April their ability, for we, too, Brothers of the Brush and four Bennington, coach of St. Louis cago and St. Louis with t zo Sil-Tennml Ladies representing Miss Lois Fay Armstrong, dau- 25 at the Methodist church. John enced that thrill on tips to organizations of the city, will ap- ghterArmstrongOf Mr.of andChestnut,Mrs, and.Jseph__. University is to be the speaker. Mount Pulaski high school b pear on TV station WTVP, Chan- ron R. Bahn, son ot Mrs. a.w.u nel 17, Decatur, Sunday afternoon April 23, at 3 o'clocl. Bahn of Chestnut, were unltea In CORNERSTONE OF NEW CATHC) t 00ides a program, they marriage on Easter Sunday at LAID SUNDAY will be interviewed about the 7:000 p.m. in the Metho0000 Chur- CHURCH WAS coming events of the Sil-Tennial, ch at Chestnut. The Rev. Ry which will take place July 22-29. Trueblood officiated at the smgie CerelTton  Held the altar will be placed. Those who are participating i ring ceremony. . Z The Rev. Daniel J. Morn g the Sunday program will meet a The couple repeated their vows Despite Untav.o...rable of st. Patrick's Church and d before an altar decorated with kF. F'5..n4;4a L.P. Henkel of St. Mary s ! Bertoni's Restaurant at 1:30 p_m. palms and Easter lilies;._ln tahe vV '= vv=.,.v.w in Lincoln, were present. They are to report to the TV sta er e of members ot me " tion no later than 2 pJn., mr of both the bride and groom. In spite of inclement weather in Mr. and Mrs. Joseph rehearsaL Ronald Erienbush, sister Mount Pulaski, including snow, LaSalle, parents of of the bride and Vemeil Balm, rain and chilly winds, the St. who were visiting him One Contest in brother of the groom, were the at- 1 7 El -- tenants. Cl ecfion The groom is employed at Ars The city election will be helnd " Conoco Station in Chestnut and next Tuesday with only one co - the bride is employed at the test on the ballot. Carleton E. Farmers Bank of Mt. Pulaski. Drake, city clerk, is seeking re- After a short wedding trip the election and is being opposed by couple will be at home near ;Melvin Singley. Chestnut. The office of mayor has only one Candidate, Elmer Schaffe- CARD PARTY FRIDAY, necker, who is seeking re-election.- AT LEGION HOM Harriett Bender is unopposea for city treasurer, as is Harry Van The Jr. Woman's Club is spon- :4ook for police magistrate. . ring a card party on Friday, Aldermen in the three waras April 28 at 7:30 p.m., in the Le- ;re unopposed. Chas. F. Wagner gion Home. Pinochle and Bridge is running in the first ward; will be played. There will be priz- Glenn Mason in the second, and es and a door prize. Refreshments Emerson Horn, alderman, in the will be served. ward. Members are to bring their fav. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close orite desserts, which will be t 7 p.m. Polling places are: First sampled by those present. Those Ward---City Hall; Second .Ward- desiring the recipe, may punase Minnesota Tool Co, and "rmra same for a nommat zee. uona- be 50c Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church pastor, Father Edward M. Krewer and his parishioners were happy to come to the period in the erectiou of the new church hulld- ing when the cornerstone could be laid. With the ceremony prescribed by the church for such occasions, Father Krewer, as master of cere- monies started the services promptly at 3 pan. Sunday, April 9, 1961. Msgr. B. J. Sheedy, of Trinity Catholic Church in Bloo.ington, blessed the stone and its contents before placing the first trowel of mortar to seal it for the life oz the building. He was assisted by the Rev. Richard Powers of Col- fax, and the Rev. John Hecht, of Philo, as well as the Rev. Arnold Klaur, assistant pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lin- coln. Msgr. Sheedy also blessed {he east wall of the church, where also attended the ceremony in Mount PulaskL Since the tank car the Illinois Central 1, 1958, the parish has a successful drive for the construction of the ch, which will be late summer. The old standing on the corner next new edifice, was erected near turn of the century, badly damaged by the The interior showed the effects, but the building has used since then awaiting the when Masses can be held new church on South Street. It might be notdd that Pulaski in this year of preparing to celebrate its Tennial, or, 125th year of ing, and that the Catholic in Mount Pulaski is Centennial. /