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unt Pulaski Times-News MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1951 NUMBER 39 Coing Contests 00tur&y And Ena'ies Go Friday. fine high Under the direction will make its trip to the state held in Charles- of this week. at 9:15 winners at In Lincoln recently, state competition for two straight division ratings and last year, with competition, had to second division rat- Year's solo and en- at the state entries, and they 9 seconds and 4 played a request College Tues- and were enthusi- by the student Died" Drobisch's -Monday Weishaar, moth- Drobisch of died Monday, at her home in she was in Brook and there. She Weishaar over daughter, Mrs survived by one tar of Peru, wre held in . Wednesday, April was in the Brook funeral from Mt. and'2rs. Wal- and Mr John from Spring- remained for a Blood Donors Pulaski and in donating Present time, may Norma Schahl, blic Health of hospital in bank every evening, be- Lincoln, Schahl, Will be made blood for the Use. Called to the Clear store a- where had amage was Tonight for funds being held drive this at close Mon. any reason contacted, and a donation, bank be- your con- HOSPITAL DRIVE GOES OVER TOP Logan county residents stamp- ed their approval on the $1,700,- 000 Abraham Lincoln Memorial hospital Tuesday night by put- ting a drive for $550,000 over the top. Residents agreed to put up $591,954. The money from the drive will be added to $300,000 already in the hospital fund and $850,000 in federal and state grants. Con- struction effort is expected to be started in July and completed in January, 1953, Lincoln's centen- nial year. John H. Wood Honor Student At U. of I. For excellency in scholarship, the past year, John H. Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wood, has achieved the distinction of membership in the group of stu- dents to whon recognition will be given at the 27th annual Honors Day Convocation at the University of Illinois on May 4th. John, a graduate of the Mount Pulaski Township high school, is a senior at the University and will receive his degree in Civil Engineering in June. He has accepted a position with the State Division of High- i ways and upon completion of the present school year will repcrt to work at Ottawa, Illinois. PLANNING TraPS TO SPBINGFIELD, MAY 3-4 A number of Mount Pulaski members of the Springfield Gar- den Club, are planning trips to Springfield Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, on a tour of historic homes and Lincoln Shrines, as a part of Illinois Garden Week. Any member wishing to go on these trips, who does not have transportation, please call Mrs. A. J. Lyons, Phone 329, as there will be enough cars driven to provide rides for all. Pulaski-Chestnut Grade Bands Win Firs! Place Rating lndiwduals and C00oms,00 Place In Co. Meet. Pupils of Mount Pulaski di- rectors did exceptionally well in l their grade school contests the first of the week, at Lincoln. Lester Werntz, director of the grade school band, here and also at Chestnut, received superior ratings from the judges. The Mount Pulaski grade chor- us, under the director of Mrs. . S. Connelly, won a superior rat- ing., The grade school sextet also won a superior. Phyllis Schaffen- acker won an excellent rating in piano. Pupils of Mrs. Rolla Shively at Elkhart, won the following rat- ings: Piano solo, Dorothy Lan- terman, excellent; Girls' solo, Alice loom, excellent; Octet, ex- cellent; Mrs. Shively's chorUs won a superior rating. Pupils of Miss Carla Christen- sen at Chestnut and Cornland, won the following: Girls' solo, Donna Hunt, Chestnut, good; Helen Freed, Cornland, excellent; Quartet, Chestnut, excellent; Sextet, Chestnut, good; School Chorus, Chestnut, excellent; corn land Octet, superior, Cornland Chorus, good. Mount Pulaski Zion Lutheran parochial school, under the tute- lage of Prof. Arthur Stoeckel, rated as follows: Piano solo, Irene Henrichsmeyer, good; Boys' solo, Ronnie Stoll, superior; Girls Solo, Janiee Maxheimer, good; Sextet, excellent; Flute solo, Elea nor superior; Chorus, I Schuhe Bakery Driver Killed By ! lllinois Central Freight At Lake Fork Tragedy Occurred Early Satmy at East Crossing. Robert Charles Claypool, 29, of Riverton, driver of a Schulze Bakery Co. bread truck out of Springfield, was instantly kill- ed at 5:25 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 1951, when his truck was hit by an Illinois Central fast frate train on the east crossing in Lake Fork. The truck was caught on the front and side of the locomotive, and dragged about one-quarter of a mile from the scene of the accident. The engineer, I. T. Fitzgerald, of Clinton, said the trUck caught fire and he thought at first he had struck a gasoline transport when the flames flar- ed around the engine. The Mount Pulaski fire department was call- ed and firemen answering the call put out the blazing truck. Loaves of bread were strewn a- long the railroad track. Claypool's body was removed through the windshield opening of the truck. It was necessary to use crowbars to pry the wreck- age apart so that the body could be taken out Dr. George S. Connolley of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois Central's local physician, pronounced Claypool dead before the body was re- moved to the Schahl funeral home in Mount Pulaski. Donald G. Holland of Lincoln, Logan county coroner, was call- ed to Lake Fork, made an in- vestigation of the accident and then came to the funeral home and impanelled a Jury for the inquest. Holland stated he learned that Mr. Claypool had driven off U. S. Route 54 into Lake Fork and made a delivery of bread at the McCurry store. He then headed east on the street which angles slightly toward the railroad track. Apparently Claypool was (Continued on page 12) City Council Held Reorganization Meeting Tuesday Conuuiflees Are ointed For Year y Mayor Froehlich. The city council held their or- ganization meeting on Tuesday night with every desk filled for the first time in many months as the result of the election of four new aldermen. New aldermen taking their seats for the first time are Harold Hubbard, Harold Donnan, C. W. Hanslow, Jr., and Raymond Gee. Holdovers are Harold Ryan and Harry Van Hook. Mayor Fred Froehlich made the following committee appoint- ments: Finance--- Hubbard, Donnan, Van Hook. Streets & Kl1Ryan, Gee, Donnan. Public Buildings & Grounds-- Gee, Hubbard, Ryan. Fire DepartmeatDonnan, Van Hook, Hanslow. Water DepartmatVan Hook, Hubbard, Ryan. Poli & AttorneY-- Hanslow, Ryan, Van Hook. Street Llghts--Ryan, Hanslow, Donnan. Ordnem & lintinq--Hubbard Gee, Hanslow. The appointments for the two city police and the water super- intendent was postponed until the meeting. DISTRICT REBI00mJt ASSEMBLY HERE The 52d annual session of the Rebekah Assembly, District No. 17, will be held in the Odd Fel- lows Hall in Mount Pulaski on Monday, April 30. Mrs. Marvin Bowles, Mount Pulaski, is the president. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the program will be- gin. At noon a dinner will be served in the Methodist church basement by the Junior WSCS. The afternoon program begins at 1 p.m. and the evening activi- ties at 7:30 o'clock. Lodges represented in the dis. trict are Blue Mound, Forsyth, Kenney, Farmer City, Moweaqua, Warrensburg, Argenta, Lincoln, Parnell, Decatur, Weldon, Clin- ton, Mt. Zion and Mount Pulaski. Machinery Stolen At Ed Grathwohl Farm An investigation was made on Monday afternoon by Sheriff W. Smith and Deputy Charles Stoker into the theft of a Brad- ley tractor and cultivator from the Edwin Grathwohl farm four miles southeast of Mount Pulas- ki. Grathwohl said he believed the machinery had been stolen and hauled away on a truck dur- ing Sunday night. Chestnut Spring Program Will Be Held Wednesday Grade Band to Play; Instrumental and Vocal Nund3ers. The Chestnut Cons. School will present a spring program Wed- nesday night, May 2 at 8 p.m. at the Chestnut school gym. The program will consist of Instru- mental Numbers, and Band se- lections by the Chestnut School Instrumental students under the direction of Lester Werntz, In- strumental instructor of the Chestnut Consolidated School, vocal selections consisting of Girl's Vocal solo, Quartette, Oc- tette and School Chorus num- bers by students under the di- rection of Miss Carla Christen- sen, vocal music instructor of the school. To add variety to the program two short plays will be given, one by the 7th and 8th grade students, %Vildcat Willie Has Girl Trouble," consisting of the following cast:- Wildcat Willie, Garland Bateman; Angel, Made- line Armstrong; Gladys (Willle's sister), Valeria Canols; Mrs. Wll- kins (Willie's mother), Donna Hunt; Vernon and Joe (Willle's pals), Billy Gardner and George Koentg; Cary, Gladys' boy friend, Terry Ollis; Dale Johnson, Jimmy Janssen; Allison Scott, Gladys' girl friend visitors, Fern May. field. The 5th and 6th grades will present the playlet "Junior Wins A Prize." The cast of characters includes: Elizabeth Roes, Vickt 3o Soukup, Lowell McKinley, Phyllis Patient and Leland Bate. man. The program is quite interest- ing and full of variety and will be a full evening of entertain- ment. The plays are quite hilari- ous. There will be no admission charge and the public is cordi- ally invited to attend the Music and Dramatic performances by the grade school performers. PULASKI WALLOPS : LANPHIER NINE 11.$ I AT ELKHART TODAY Pulaski high mopped up phier of Springfield, there, terday, 11 to 3, which was their: opponents first loss in four starts. Ray Rlchner's homer with one : aboard was the highlight of Pu. laski's slugfest. He got four hits in four times up while Bill Dtt- tus smacked out two for three and Hahn got two for two. DEFEAT NIANTIC Niantic lost a heartbreaker, here, Thursday afternoon of last week, when the game went into the last of the seventh tied at 4-all, only to have Bill Dittus slam out a long home rUn that cleared the left field fence, to win the game. Scoreless ball was played up until the fifth when Pulaski went on a spree, scoring four runs. Niantic came back with one the sixth and scored three in the seventh to tie it up. With one down Bill Dittus connected for the game-winning homer, in the last of the seventh. Pulaski high's freshman, sophomore baseball team drop, ped a 3 to 0 decision to Williams. ville high's varsity Monday in a welJ-played game. Harry Hahn and Holmes did the slab work and held their opponents to three hits. (Continued on page 12) JOSEPH R. DUNN DIED ON MONDAY Joseph Richard Dunn, 58, of Latham, III., died at 4:20 p.m. Monday, April 23, 1951, at farm of the Lincoln State and Colony. He was born Oct. 8, 1892 Macon county, a son of Isreal and Florence Heustis Dunn. Surviving are one brother, Dunn, of Latham, and two sis. ters, Mrs. Lucy Conrad of and Mrs. Everett Purcell, Lath am. The remains were taken to the Schahl home for Funerals in La- tham. -- Funeral services were held in the Latham Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Edwin Greunhoff, pastor. Burial was in Illini cemetery near Warrensburg. Two hymns, "After" and "Some Golden Daybreak," were sung by Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Greenhoff. Burial was in the Lllini at Warrensburg. Pallbeares: Ed, ward Culp, Sam Burdine, Clifford Stone, Edward Schick, John Scheetz and John Hatfield. iii IC Train i i There will be a change in passenger train schedule on the : Springfield division of the I. C, 1 R., effective Sunday, April 29. Following is the new time sched- ule as it effects Mount Pulaski: No. 21, the Chicago-St. Louis Green Diamond, which has been arriving here at 7:49 p.m., will now come in at 7:20 p.m. People who have been driving to Clinton to catch northbound trains to Chicago, please note carefully the arrivals in Clinton. No. 22, Green Diamond, passes thru Mount Pulaski at ll:PA a.m., arriving in Clinton at 11:42 a.m. No. 20, Daylight Special, goes thru Mount Pulaski at 6:48 p.m., and arrives in Clinton at 7:12 p.m. The Diamond Specials, both stopping in Mount Pulaski, ar- rive as follows:- No. 18, to Chi, cago, 3:01 a.m. No. 19, to SL Louis, Mo., 3:44 aan. These two passenger trains carry all the ex, into f