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At the re-organization meet- ethe Board of Education of -anut Consolidated School ..t., y night, April 13th ,,u me annual school elec- u2or election of members of ltlgn of Education of April h me. board canvassed the u..._-:" Clemants and Bunnie y w00re thc t_.--'Y':a. es in the voting. 102 a[ ballot, were cast, with in- -',ament Clements being high man, receiving 68 votes; Murphy, a new candidate getting 65 votes, incumbent Thomas McKinney being defeated by Murphy and receiving 53 votes. Duane Shanle received 4 write-in "votes, and Albert Balm 1. The two winners were seated and the board organized. Thomas Lowe, present president of the board, was chosen to fill this position again and Darrell Leim bach was chosen vice president. President Lowe immediately ap- pointed Ray Richner, Darrell Leimbach and Larry Clemcnts on the building committee, and William Carlin, James Stauffer and Bunnie Murphy to the Bus and Grounds Committee. The Board authorized the is- suing of contracts to Principal Clarence Claflin, and all of the full time teachers and the kin. dergarten teacher, the contracts this year or as presented being wRh substantial increases over those of last year. Car parking limitations on the school black top were to he defined and worked out by Principal Claflin, the same to be defined from the playing area used by the hool children. TIMES-NEWS (Mr. Pulaski, Ill.) THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 197 I-.9 The new gym floor is prac- tically completed and is an out- standing improvement over the old floor as it is of hard-maple flooring, etc. Another improve- ment was the sanding and f'mish- ing of the stage floor. Both the gym floor finishing and stage present a noticeable appearance to this area. The Board's regular meeting nights are the first Tuesday night of each calendar month, at 7 p.m. from October's changing time to old time to April's chang- ing of time to day-light saving time when the meetings will be at 8 p.m. The next scheduk.d meeting of the Board is May 4th. at 8:O0 p.m. NOTE OF THANKS We would like to thank the fire department members and everyone ei who helped put out the Imm fine in our pasture recently. Mr. and Mrt. Lester Downin8 An educator tells it like it is Bergen Evans, author and professor of English at Northwestern T2niversity, has delivered not too long ago perhaps the most famous commencement address in reeent years. It consisted of some facts he gathered about the parents and grandparents of the young people he was then facing--the graduating class of 1969. Because of its insight and wide applicability, his speech has later appeared in many publications. It spread from campus to campus, and Erie A. Walker, president of Pennsylvania State University, used it word for word to address the graduating class of 1970. Mr. Evans' speech has become a minor classic. We bring it to you here, in part: "These---your parents and grandparents--are the people who within just five decades1919-1969--have by their work increased your life expectancy by ap- proximately 50'o---who, while cutting the workingdiay by a third, have more than doubled per capita output. "These are the people who have given you a health- ier world than they found. And because of this you no longer have to fear epidemics of flu, typhus, diptheria, smallpox, scarlet fever, measles or mumps that they knew in their youth... "Let me remind you that these remarkable people lived through history's greatest depression. Many of these people know what it is to be poor, what it is to be hungry and cold. And because of this, they determined that it would not happen to you, that you would have a better life... "Because they gave you the best, you are the tallest, healthiest, brightest, and probably best looking genera- tion to inhabit the land. "And beeanse they were materialistic, you will work fewer hours, learn more, have more leisure time, travel to more distant places, and have more of a ehanee to follow your life's ambition. "These are also the people who fought man's liest war.., and who, when it was all over, had the com- passion to spend billious of dollars to help their former enemies rebuild their homelands. And these are the people who had the sense to begin the United Nations. "It was representatives of these two generations, who through the highest court of the land, fought racial discrimination at every turn to begin a new era in civil rights. "They built thousands of high schools , . . and at the same time made higher education a very real possi- bility for millions of youngsters--where once it was only the dream of a wealthy few. "They made a start--although a late one--in healing the sears of the earth and in fighting pollution and the destruction of our natural environment.., and setting aside land for you and your children to "enjoy for generations to come. "While they have done all these things, they have had some failures. They have not yet found an alterna- tive for war, nor for racial hatred. Perhaps you, the members of this graduating elam, will perfect the social mechanisms by which all men may follow their ambi- tions without the threat of force... "But they--those generatioxm---me more progrem by the sweat of their brows than in any previous era m and don't you forget it. If your generation can make as much progress in as many areas aa these two genera- tions have, you should be able to solve a good many of the world's remaining ills... "But it won't be easy. And you won't do it by nega- tive thoughts, nor by tearing down or belittling. You may and can do it by hard work, humility, hope and faith in mankind. Try it[" For sm, ing or bonowing, see the leader... AND LOAN ASSOCIATION , i  . ...... Uncgln, Illinois 62656 Ph, 73&2326