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EVALUATE GRADE FACILITY USE Rockwell 00een May For 1971 Rockwell, daughter and Mrs. Russell Rock- rural Chestnut, was u Queen of May, aight as the highlight Night Program. Queen were her Lewis, Mary Jerilee Allspach, who by the flower Tanner, daughter Mrs. Claus Tanner GrilTm, daughter of James Griffin and Hayes, Mrs. Richard The trainbearers were of Mr. and McCue, and Steve of Mr. and Mrs. a ,hearty applause of retiring Queen, Maxheimer, placed Upon the head of the activities will be re- the next iuue. remainder of the evening visiting the various SERVICI00 MAY le SPENLER F. Spenler of Mt. at 12:45 p.m. Sun- 6, 1971 at the Abra- Memorial Hospital, He was born in Illinois June 14, of Frederick and Spenler. He mar- in Sprinteld, 25, 1946 and He is also survived Mary, Mt. one sister, Wmffred Stoll sang "Go and Mrs. |hist. services were held Funeral Home at Tuesday, May 18, was in Mr. Robert Wer- Cline, Raymond Holmes, Ivan Rade- Enwrson. BEADING AT LIBRkRY will be a reading pro. summer at the Mt. Library for in elementary should register at for the program start at the beginning to see who reads thc children will be made of con- paper, for each book reading the book, write their name of the book on and drop it in the, At the end of "apples" for each counted to see who books is to stimulate in reading. HIS PICTURE a thunderstorm the boy climbed watched through each streak of a broad smile came When his mother to come away from replied: "Just a God is trying to like.,, As a result of a visit by Superintendent Joe Kafka and Mr. Ed Allspach on May 5,1971, Ferry and Henderson Architects, Inc. have attempted to evaluate the various apparent alternatives to solving the over crowded conditions which presently exist in the Mt. Pulaski Elementary School System. Though immediate steps are being taken by the school board of Mt. Pulaski Community Con- solidated School District No. 34 to develop plans for sub- mission to the voters for an addition to the existing school facility in Mt. Pulaski, the pres- ent classroom situation is critical both in numbers and in facili- ties which must be considered useable until a proper elemen- tary addition can be constructed. Several alternatives were sug- gested which are as follows: 1. Busing students to Lake Fork 2. Increase class size 3. Portable classrooms 4. Utilize new cafeteria area 5. Partial utilization of the cafeteria 6. Conclusion. PORTABLE CLASSROOMS: The potable use of portable classrooms havebeen considered, but do have a disadvantage be- cause they are a free standing "shell" structure and must be connected for utilities such as electric, water and toilet faci- lities in order to be self-contain- ed. These added facilities are not included in the purchase price. UTILIZE NEW CAFETERIA AREA: The present kitchen and cafeteria is inadequate and in our judgement unsafe for the demand placed upon it. There is absolutely no ques- tion as to the need to provide better food service facilities for the many studeqts who are serv- ed by the school lunch program, since the p.resent kitchen and cafeteria space is both inade- quate and in our judgement UNSAFE for the demand placed upon it. The exiting cafeteria is no exception to the existing hazard, since it is necessary that several flights of stairs must be nego- tiated in order to exit the struc- ture; a difficult accomplishment, ff in fact it could be DONE in the event of a fire or a natural disaster. Four classrooms could be ac- quired at the expense of elimi- nating the new food service area, though this space would be of inferior quality of the other classrooms of the com- plex. Completion of the new cafe- teria was of first priority and certainly from a safety stand- point the abandonment of the existing food service facil/ty ap- pears to be most desirable. it appears feasible that the present cafeteria area could be utilized as a "'multi-purpose" basis whereas two classrooms could be incorporated in the space while the new kitchen and food service facility would be developed as proposed earlier by the board. (Continued on page 4) SCOUT PACK 22 TO HOLD FAMILY A family picrdc of Pack No. 22 will be held Saturday, May 22 at 12 noon at the Torrdinson Recreation Center Park. Bring your own table service, dish to pass, meat dish and baH gloves. This is the last Pack meeting for this year. Any prospective scouts wish- ing to join next year will also be welcome but must be accom- sbY at least one parent. will be furnished. I| , ' I VOL. 68 THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1971 NO. 44 Spring Concert ND LIVING High School Band PLANS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED Enjoyed Sunday . We are running out of super. iative adje:tives that are ade- quate enough to describe the accomplishments of the Mount Pulaski High School Band under the direction of Claus Tanner. But, we are forced to admit that the outstanding performance given by th band last Sunday afternoon in the Grade School gym HAS to be the best band yet produced by the high school. And, those of you wfio have heard their excellent bands in the past know that this cemes as a great compliment. A ,,,,m- pliment to the students, their instructors, Claus Tanner and Richard Matta, and to both the grade and high schools for their free music programs. The program began with a musical rendition of "The Pledge of Allegiance" sung by the chor- us with band accompaniment. This patriotic number thrilled the audience and set the mood for the remainder of the pro- gram. The first piece played by the band was a stirring mamh "Molly- bush" and was one of their con- test numbers. The outstanding number played was another one they did at contest entitled (Continued on page 7) CAMPAIGN STARTS FOR NEW IN 0000-IOOL BAND Each year at this time a drive for new band members is launch- ed, to replace the graduating seniors. This week a test will be given to determine if the child has the ability to play an in- strument. If they are interested and show ability, they will be tried out on different instru- ments to see which one they like and best suited for them. There will be a display of instruments Tuesday evening, May 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mr. Pulaski Grade school gym. The Thompson- Kramer Music Co. of Decatur, Ill. will be in charge of the display of new and used instruments. There you can rent these instruments so much a month. A few school instru- ments will be on display and will be loaned to the student without cost. Lessons which are free, will start June 7. All beginners will be given two lessons each week. There are already a number of students in the grade school taking instruction and it is hoped that there will be many more. Letters will be sent to parents giving them full details of the campaign. If there are any par- ants who want to start their child and do not receive infor. mation, please contact Mr. Claus Tanner at the Grade School or at this telephone number, 792- 5477. This is for students who are going into 5th grade and older. it is the grade school students taking music who determine the fate of the High School Band in the future. Open House At Grade, Jr. High Thursday, 27 The Mt. Pulali Consolidated Grade School and Jr. High will hold their annual Open House on Thursday, May 27, 1971 be- ginning at 7:30 p.m. in the grade school gym. The program will feature a style show under the direction of Mrs. Merry. The 29 Eighth Grade girls will be styling the clothing they made in Home Economics this year. The PTA will iustatl the new officers for the school year of 1971-72. Honor and attendance awards will be given by Mr. Kafka, and the I,rary awards will be presented by Mr. Coch- ran. The Children's Chorus and the Jr. High Chorus will sing several numbers under the di- rection of Mrs. Joan Ritchhart. Selections by the Children's Chorus are: "Doctor Doolittle', "My Friend the Doctor", and 'Walk To the Animals". They will be accompanied by Miss Nancy Eckert and the following students will be singing solos, Kathy Jackson, Jill Buckles, Jane Durst, Brad Aylcsworth and Ricky Kaesebier. The Jr. High Chorus will sing selections from "The Sound Of Music" with Miss Theresa Lee as accompanist. The Jr. H/gh Home Econom- ics Classes and the displays made in Industrial Arts will be shown in the gym. Industrial Arts is under the direction of Mr. Robert Lee. All school art display will be held in the individual rooms and hails. Everyone is invited to it these displays. The Eighth Grade Graduates and Honor Students will be invited to the cafeteria where refreshments will be served in their honor by the PTA. COMMUNn00 PIAYI00IIS TO HOLD AUDmONS 00rNDAY, MAY 23 Community Players will hold auditions Sunday, May 23, at 2 p.m. at the TomiJnson Recrea- tion Center for their fret pro- duction of the summer. Persons high school age and older are in- vited to audition for the July 5th production which will be one of the features in Mt. Pub ask/for the July 4th celebration. Anyone interested in assisting in backstage work, costumes, make-up, and lights are urged to sign up also. OUR APOLOGY The Times-News was in error in their headEne on the front page last week. It should have read postage rate increases Sun- day 12 A.M. We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused the post office and its patrons. The trustees work on the Henry and Jane Vonderlieth L'nlg Center, Inc. is well under way. The work involved at this time is quite important and it is with extreme care that the vari- ous decisions are being worked out. At a recent meeting of the trustees the committee on Site Selection reported they had op. tions on five different locaflonL Consideration is being given the construction of units to be used for shelter care and apart- merits as well as units for nurs- ing care. It is hoped that the neceumy preliminary work can be gotten out of the way so that actual building can commence early next spring. Representatives of nine archi- tectural and planning firms have been interviewed by the board but none have yet been selected. Representatives from the Harry N. Caldwell Firm of Deca- tur were the first to present thek credendL It seemed that their strong point was the fact that they had done the architeo tural work for quite a number of nursing homes, the mint im- pressive being the 252 bed home at Carlinville which cost $1,600,000.00. Evens Associates, Blooming- ton, Ill. were next. This is an old architectural firm and pic- tures of work they have done showed exceptional imagination in demgn. Mogt of the buildings on Illinois Wedeyan campm were done by them. They did not have much to show in nurs- ing home construction. There are 16 people in the Evens firm with 5 ary.hAtects` Graham, O'Shea & Wisnmky, Sprinffield, ]3.1. were last to be interviewed. This is a new firm and all three partners were pres. ent. Their strong point was their experience in prosmmmin8 and land planning. They seemed to be auociated with firms which had worked on or were working  impreve projects inch m $8,000,000.00 Horace Mann building at Springfield. They had been associated with a limit. ed amount of nung home con- struction. Asbury and Withrow repre- senting the LundeewHilfmger & Asbury Firm, Bloomington, IE showed slides of work done, the most impreuive being at Eastern , Illinois State University. Their work compared favorably with i that of Evens and A3date Bloomington and included, be- sides school building, churches, low rent housinS, apartments for the elderly and others butthey had no nursing home work to show. Ferry & Walton of the Ferry and Henderson ArchRects, Inc. were interviewed next. This firm had completed several nursing homes including Christian Homes / Inc. at Lincoln and LaMoine I Nursing Home at Rmevtlle. Mr. Ferry gave the impression of being well informed relative to . (Continued on page 3)