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IgI.IAM L. WALL. GUEST SPF.AKER AT ATHLETIC BANQUET The Mt. Pulaski Twp. High School will hold their Addetic . There has been for man ears ,...aamal custom amo yy the ",,lie of our nation ro 4tvl,dignate the second Sun- ", aay as Mother's Day- h Aad to conduct its observance | nlaan- cr expressive of the _-?. in which mothers are "actively held, eahAatl of the atmreciation earn- the. and since'rely accorded ltisa 4ea " " ort. very utlful and most er,'y custom, an0 it is the of much comfort and -n, mea to living mothers, t.J__ the,._ It refreshes and honors e01on-'mrY of mothers who are scr with us. Mothers are loving and res, and somewhat lovable strange 'Ysterious, For i ,..they give so very much, . COntent with so little in ae+are taken for granted, neglected, and some- COmpletely forgotten in li "qa Pace and whirl of busy atd .ty seem abandoned, tttl _.taeir dreams shattered _metr hopes frustrated. il'aa ,.wait patiently, hay. '.taagime and enduring mat they do not wait in Y the barest crumbs of fall to a mother, she . enriched; the nmst beautiful and or- all human bonds. 0000hters can n00ver la e. entirely worthy of -,m: which gives so much. try, and, the which made an annual cUStom, is expressive purpose. of this day who mother to honor is the opportunity still re- to speak those ,l endearment . Ie" Zion and pride W her m dearly cherishes heart. [Ittt,terver of this day, who ry of. mother, en,.,, me richness and beauty hL"mort of it b,o00 to memory .*e cherished moments life: ta the one who gave ttetter's Day bring happi- ,at t.n can, and let it turn l1 ux IVing rdnembrance n the cherished days of e, where our only that is "--,/in,- Will have observed "q i(rel. eeping with its noble taa3,ose. ,.Whether you wear a white t'r: aa,,,.a red, one, the day can let i., to you, if you will YEARS YOUNG Bertha Foster of Lake a of the Home, 1507 mis. She her 92nd birthday Banquet Tuesday, May 11, 1971 at 6:30 D.S.T. in the old gym. Guest speaker for the evening will be William L. Wall, Basket- ball Coach - MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois. Coach Wall completes his fourteenth season as the only mentor of the basektball High- landers. Their record over this span is 170-175. Wall graduated from Marysville (Ohio) High School in 1948, earning letters in Basketball, baseball, and golf. After a year at Colorado College, he entered the Ohio State Uni- versity, earned a B.S. in 1953 and a M.A. in 1955. He was a member of the freshman basket- ball, varsity golf, lacrosse, and soccer squads, serving as soccer captain in 1953. WaLl currently is in the doctoral program at the University of Utah, with addi- tional graduate work at Indiana University and Adams State College (Colorado). Wall's coach- ing-teaching career began at Summit Station (Ohio)High School in 1953-54; he then re- turned to Ohio State as fresh- man soccer and lacrosse coach 1954-55. In 1955-56, he went to Columbus, Ohio, Grandview High School as head basketball, golf, and assistant football coach. The 1956-57 year he coached baseball, assistant bas- ketball and football at Ripon College (Wisconsin), coming to MacMurray in 1957. Wall is a member of the U. S. Olympic Basketball. Executive Commit- tee; First Vice-President and Chairman of the All-American Committee and International Committee of the National Asso- ciation of Basketball Coaches. Coach Wall also serves as Direc- (Continued on page 13) HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO PRESENT SPraNG CONCERT MAY 16 The Mt. Pulaski High School Band will present it's annual Spring Concert on Sunday, May i6th, at  p.m. at the Mt. Pul- aski Grade Gymnasium. The program will feature the winning contest numbers that gave the Band a perfect score at the state contests this year. In addition, popular and special selections will round out the program. The John Phillip Sousa Award will be presented to the outstanding senior band member. Keep this date open for an afternoon of free and enjoyable music. FARMERS BANK SPONSORS PAINTING The Farmers Bank of Mount Pulaski, Illinois, the ldest bank in Logan County, in cooperation with the Logan County Abra- ham Lincoln Heritage Founda- tion, are the sponsors of a his. toric picture depicting Abraham Lincoln making his maiden po- litical speech in 1832 as a can- didate for state representative from Sangamon County, of which th.- Logan County area was then a part. In the picture are a group of citizens of New Salem including Mentor Graham and Bowling Green. It was said of Abe, "In Salem, there resided a young man, popular, ambitious and abreast of the times. The settlers around Salem promptly brought forward his name, as their cham- pion for a division of Sangamon into four parts and Abraham Lincoln thus made his first entry into politics." His speech was very brief. "Gentlemen and Fellow Citi- (Continued on page 3) VOL. 68 THURSDAY, MAY 6,1971 NO. 42 Mr. Pulaski Youth Appointed To U S A F Academy Randy Cowan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cowan, RR, Mt. Pulaski, has received notification of his appointment to the United States Air Force Acad- emy. Randy, who will graduate from Mt. Pulaski High School in June, will begin his basic cadet training July 5, 1971 at the Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Active in Sports and Music, he has letters in Cross Country and Wrestling and is President of the Student Band. Randy is also a member of National Honor Society and Vice-Presi- dent of the Student Council. A 4-H member for eight years, he is currently Vice-President of the Logan County 4.H Federa- tion. His appointment was received through Congressman William Springer of the 22nd District. GREEN DIAMOND MADE LAST RUN ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30 Mervin V. Bryson Dies Following Hospital Fall Mervin V. Bryson, 42, of rural Mt. Pulaski, fell six stories from a window at Springfield Memorial Hospital at 3:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4 and was killed. Mr. Bryson was a patient in the hospital recuperating from leg surgery. Mervin Bryson was born on July 19, 1928 in Mt. Pulaski, a son of William and Rena Luck- hart Bryson. He was married to Delores Conoway in Broadwell on April 8, 1949 and she sur- vives. He is survived by two sons, Michael serving in Viet Nam and Gary, stationed at Ft. Lewis, Washington. A brother, Howard of Mt. Pulaski, also survives. Funeral services will be Fri- day at 3 p.m. at Schahl Funeral Home. Friends may meet with the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Mt. Pulaski Cemetery. MPTHSBANDTO TAKE TWO DAY TRIP The Mt. Pulaski High School Band will leave Friday, May 7th, for a tour of Music City USA, Nashville, Tenn. The band will stay over for two nights and tour the studios and observe the recording of. many of the well known national television pro- grams. Present plans call for the band to arrive back in Mt. Pul- aski late Sunday afternoon. The Green Diamond, the Illi- nois Central passenger train, pulled into the Mount Pulaski railroad station last Friday night, April 30th, ON TIME at 5:39 p.m. on its last scheduled run from Springfield to Chicago be- fore being doomed to extinc- tion. Several Mount Pulaski resi- dents were on hand to witness the event and to bid a sad and fond farewell to the romantic era of passenger train service to our community. Two passengers disembarked from the train on its arrival here, Tom Romer and his son, Tommy, who were taking a last nostalgic ride aboard this train that holds so many happy and pleasant memories for Mount Pulaski citizens. The conductor alighted from the train and shook hands with Alderman Robert Keck. Mayor and Mrs. John Biesemeier were on hand for the occasion as well as Mrs. Robert Keck, Cleatus Clobus, Louis Sams, Frances Turner, Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Merriman, Nicholas Hubbard, Russell Curtis, Jim Ramthun and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hahn and children. After a short stop at the station, the train gave a last mournful whistle, its wheels started turning dowly forward - it picked up momentum and faded into the distant horizon, while those in the crowd waved an affectionate farewell; thus, closing the last charter in the history of the railroad passenger train passing thru Mount Pulaski. The new Amtrak rail system went into effect Saturday, May 1st, while 178 other trains passed into the history they helped make. For the first time in history, a single corporation will hold it- self responsle for the total travel experience of passengers on trains and in stations throughout the nation. The National Railroad Pas- senger Corp. was created by Congress to try to restore the industry to Financial stability. The 20 member railroads in the Amtrak system will run 182 trains serving 321 cities and towns. The 178 trains that were dis- continuedbrought protests from cities left out of the new net- work and from railroad buffs who regretted to see the passing of sentimental favorites. LATHAM/00I'ATF, S TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE The new Latham Acres in Latham will hold open house Friday, May 14 from 1 - 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited. Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he set out to do. George Moore