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AT DECATUR H. DeFrees, 72, of 1235 Union St., Decatur, Ill., died 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 14, in the Decatur-Macon coun- where he had been a for 11 weeks. was born Nov. 19, in Mount Pulaski, Ill., a son Henry and Susan Wright De- In Springfield Oct. 15, 1910, married Miss Bertha Bleeks. residing in Mount Pulaski several years they moved to 38 years ago, and most of the time since he was employed : as a salesman for Swift & Co. Mr. DeFrees was a member of the Christian Church. Decedent is survived by his two sons, Kenneth DeFrees Decatur and Army Captain H. DeFrees, Jr., of Fort Sill, one daughter, Louise, wife of Earl Ulbrick of Decatur; a Frank DeFrees of Fari- Minn; two sisters, Mrs. Griffin of Britton, Mich., and Mitchell Hutchins of Wat- Ill.; and three grandchildreni The body was first taken to Brintlinger Funeral Home in and on Tuesday after- :noon was removed to the Schahl Home in Mount Pulaski, Where funeral services were held May i7 at 2 p.m., ducted by Rev. Paul Burdick, of the Mount Pulaski Church. Appropriate or- music was played by Mrs. Burdick. Burial was in the Steenbergen four miles southwest of Pulaski. Pallbearers were: K. Buckles, Sr., Elmer Sr., Orville DeFrees, Earl Griffin, Henry Lee Litterly and Kusterer. PARTY HONORED ANNIVERSARIES Mrs. George T. Shull, Ill., entertained at a birthday party The Ranch House, Bloom- Friday, May 12. The din- the birthdays of her Charles H. Hanslow of his mother Mrs. Dorrell Of R.R. 3, Lincoln, and their Julian Ray Shull and Corlyn Others present were Mrs. arles H. Hanslow of Mt. Pul. , Dz)rrell Shull, R.R. Lincoln and $anice Shull of Bloomington. (Mount  m,), THURSDAY. MAY 18, 1961 H. DeFREES, " ........... ::: ..... ::: ...... ...... ..... ......... .... ....... ::: .......... SIL-TENNIAL LETTER COMMENTS RE! Detroit, Mich. Mr. Wible: Please reserve a bound souve- nir edition of the Sil-Tennial cele- bration for me. I left Mt. Pulaski 20 years ago, but return every year to see my fa,mily and friends, and this year we will plan a week of vacation to coincide with the celebration. With pride I call Pulaski my "home town", and always will, and am looking forward to be able to attend the celebration, as I remember the old horse shows I enjoyl as a child, when every one forgot everything for a few days and gathered on the "square". See you in July, much success with the celebration. yours truly, Charles E. Riedle. Mt. Pulaski, Ill. Enclosed is our contribution for a Bound Copy of Souvenir Edition. We quietly observed our 59th wedding anniversary last Christ- man, Dec. 25, 1960. We have one daughter, Eldrid Lois, who is a i registered nurse at the Veterans Hospital at Jefferson Barrack, Me. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kemmer 3655 Southern Ave. Memphis 11, Tenn. Enclosed is my contribution for Sil-Tennial Bound Copy. Will be nice to be back with "You All" in July. Oakland, Calif. Enclosed is my contribution for a Bound Copy of the Souvenir Edition. Best wishes for the cele- bration. Mrs. Carolyn Myers. Oyster Bay, N. Y. I am enclosing a check towards the Sil-Tennial Celebration in July. My father and mother were both born in Mt. Pulaski, and my maternal great-grandmother and grandfather, Elisha and Abiah Hicox Parke, settled on land bought in 1832 in the Salt Creek section. They settled upon this land in 1840. Both are buried in the Mt. Pulaski cemetery. Among their daughters was my grand- mother, Amanda, who married Dr. Johnathan Pumpelly. He, with Dr. John Clark, Dr. E. T. Savage, and Dr. Fain, were among the first professionals in Mt. Pulaski. Dr. Pumpelly and John Weckel were the first Justices of the Peace under the first election for Township Officials, April 2, 1867. Another daughter Lemira Parke married John O. Gtllette, whose daughter, Emma, became Gov. Oglesby's wife. My interest in Mt. Pulaski has always been very keen. I spent 75% of my years, up to age 20, in Mt. Pulaski. My father's sister was the wife of John Marion Buckles, so that my time was divided between their home and my grandmother, Amanda Pumpelly's home. I at- tended Mt. Pulaski schools in the Irma Tipsword. ]1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 8th grades. [Miss Nettle Rigdon was my first]| San Bernardino, Calif.  school teacher. I am making [ | Enclosed find check for paper[ every effort to be in Mr. Pulaski l renewal and also the Bound Copy[during the Sil-Tennial. of the Sil-Tennial Book. My an- Marjorie Post. cestors were early settlers in that vicinity. Grandmother Elizabeth Morrow Fulton came from Virgin- ia by Ox Cart and settled north of Mt. Pulaski, where she spent her entire life. They arrived in 1850. Her first husband, James Morrow, was born in 1835 in the vicinity of Whitney Hill. He had a saw mill on Salt C.k, nearby. Grand- father Ernest Drobisch, was born in Germany. He came to the United States when young. He had a shoe store on the west side of the square in the late 1850's. I think where Gene Clear had his. BROTHER OF KENNETH BEHRENS. LATHAI DIED Russell Behrens, of Peoria, bro- ther of Kenneth Behrens of La- tham, died Monday, May 15, 1961 in a Peoria hospital. He was form- erly of-Miflletown. Besides his brother, he is survived by his par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Behrens and his wife and six-year-old son. BIRKS SCHOOL TO HONOR BASKETBALL PLAYERS The Birks School will honor its basketball players Friday even- t US protect you ago;nst ;t 1 a long list of dangers with a Farmers Auto Home. polio]. Paul R. Moore INSURANCE Phono SW 2-,5215 MT. PUI IlL. Nm and CaseeJ Jnseo DINNER HONORS ZION CONFIRMANT Mr. and Mrs. Charles Roos of Beason area, served dinner Sun- day, May 14, honoring their dau- ghter, Janet Elaine, who was con-i firmed that day. Those present l I were: I i i Pastor and Mrs. D. E. Klrchner land daughter Mary Anne, Chest- nut; Mrs. Otto Roos, Mr. and Mrs. John Hassebrock, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Cooper and children, Pat, Lee, Kay and Gary, Mrs. Edd Ruwe, Daryl Joyce, David and Joan Roos of Mr. Pulaski, In the evening relatives came to help Daryl Roos celebrate his 13th birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Ruwe and family, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hassebrock and children, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stoll and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hassebrock, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Hassebrock and son, Frank, Mr. and Mrs. John Hassebrock, Jr. and family, Sandy Kurt, Mr. and Mrs. John Hasse- brock, Sr. Boys In Service Harold A. Walton, Jr., grand- son of Mr. and Mrs. Welby Moore, Mt. Pulaski, and-a son Scrivener of Middletown, graduated from recruit on Friday, April 28 at the Training Center in San Calif. On May 6 he on a 15-day leave. He has ! ed to the Naval Air in Chulu Vista, Calif., will be stationed. Donald Leonard, Jr., Seaman, USN, son of Den Leonard of this ing aboard the Attack USS Oglethorpe, operating Caribbean. Roger A. Davis, son of Mrs. John Davis, Mount was graduated from ing, May 6th, at the ing Center, San Diego, SIL.TENNIAL CONTINUES TO GROW New Sil-Tennial Belles Anna Ryan, Shirley Koehle#, Mac Bradley. The women and girls community should sign with either Mrs. Ellis Mrs. Oswald Brooker or MJ Schultz, so that your nag be on the next order of You can join for 50c. Tlghtw: A person wl spare no expense to save ATTENTION! LITTLE LEAGUERS Sincerely, Wilma MeQuaid. P.S. Would love to be there for the celebration but guess I'll just have to read about it. Our best wishes. The George Drobisch Family. ing, May 19, at the school. In i case of rain, the potluck supper, ! which was to start at 7 p.m. will start at 6 p.m. The Sil-Tenial Kitchen Band will furnish the entertainment for the evening. GET YOUR BALL GLOVES, BALL BATS AND BASEBALLS AT STAHL HARDWARE GLOVES . $3.88 & UP BATS - . $1.19 & UP BASEBALLS $ .98 & UP MAKING MONEY / THANK YOU ]K/xmG M0 appeak to everyone, and We, too, were affected by the HIGH WATER when it got into our cable, caus- ing an interruption of service to subscrib- ers North and West of Mr. Pulaski. We appreciate your patience and under- standing of the problem we had in restor- ng your service. making money without any risk has even more appeal. An investment'aom opened with one hundred dollars or multiples of one hundred dollars, and added to often, gives you extra inarme safely, really. Twke a yelr you receive a check for the earnings on your money. Open an investment accomzt kKhLy; look forward to extra earning power. Mount Pulaski Telephone C0mpany Logan Co.'s FmrU, Profitable Savings Ceuter Since 1585 BROADWAY  LINCOLN, K2CFAPOO OIS