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38. unt Pulaski Times-News ION00 35 Graduates Leave Mount been out in the coun- _ . 1 t Pulask00 H00gtt Given Diplomas at Commencement Program Friday amSwer is in the affirm- not read this col- MOUNT PULASKI, ILLINOIS, LOGAN COUNTY THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 1941 NUMBER City Pays Solemn Tribute IHosp ital To Its Many Soldier Dead i Be'efit IAt Theatre Beautiful Day Open House "Laddie" Will Be Draws Many irmaon Is for those i The 28th annual commencement so fortunate as you. i prg ram of Mount Pulaski Town- II ship High, School was held in the t exprmmed sentiment of[gY mnasium at 8:15 p.m. Friday, May 30, 1941, honoring the class of 1941, composed of twenty-three Z Name Grand,, Z1 into one's mind as eatskirt8 of town are girls and twelve boys. A large audience of interested parents, patrons and friends as- sembled to witness the exercises, and hear a commencement ad- dress of great merit, as well as a musical program furnished by students of the Illinois state Nor- mal University, Normal. It was a long looked for occasion for the thirty-five members of the senior class, and they presented an at- tractive scene attired in their caps and gowns as they were seat- ed on the stage. Mount Pulaski Township High School has sent many students out into the world to fight the I battles of life, and most of them I have been quite successful. It [ would be surprising to know Just] how many of them are now hold-[ ing important teacl,Ang posRioas, [ and others who have good business 1 positions in a number of states in the union. away into the dim , a  pattern wov-! flashes before the  with Its harmoo emnng dp and the amLv tI zreou grz n for the harvest, It" it a gradu Uat ot the tand- e  mus a goid- thTrlehne of the Its brfllismt contrast- Of corn thst are their heads higher towu the y, I (Continued on page 3) T for rain thatl,-.  - . 11 ._ the,, 00w00lSlab Comptere .IT Cornland lmttem of the tture l  The Sangamo Construction Co., lint on their'tael I df Springfield last week finlti the Route 161 paving gap of about 7,000 feet from the Gimble farm green form a pretty between these  red atrikea the eye dmding as a with the sweet' set., of trees horizon. ia wood set- with its tt picture is por- one's eyes as your Y at a rapid pace works of n- tough Lake Fork, and i8 now taking the equipment to spring- field to sta construction work on the same route, at a point on sang amos avenue to go northeast four miles. Another company is now busy laying the slab seuthwet from the Logan-,sangamon county line just west of cornland, for a distance of about seven miles. With all this activity in progress tt begins to look as though auto- mobile trilm can be made direct to Springfield sometime in Aug tsL WOMAN'S CLUB FEDERATION PICNIC . The annual picnic of the Logan County Federation of Women's Clubs will be held Tuesday, June I0, in the Methodist church in Middletown, with the MiddletoWn Woman's ClUb as hostess. All members in the county attending the event are requested to bring "their own table service, sand- wiches and a dish to pass, an- nounces the county president, Mrs. Lorah Z. IMpp, of Mount pulaski. Dinner will be served at noon, after which a program will be giv- en, each club to furnish one u- ber. It is hoped there will be a good attendance from thevarious clull in the county, as the annual get- together picnic is a very enjoyable event. Members of the Mount PulaZ Woman's -Cub desig a way to the officers m go and Impressive Services Here Mount pulaskians joined the na- tion Friday, May 30, in an impres- sive Memorial Day service, pay- ing tribute to the war heroes, and decorating the graves of other lov- ed ones in Mt. Pulaski cemetery, which never looked more beauti- ful and well kept, and presented a silent and wonderful scene of hun- !dreds upon hundreds of bouquets [of flowers all over the large burial i grounds. Americans the country over stopped to Iause for a day l to carry on the great Memorial Day tradition of special honor From the tomb of the unknow soldier On the green flope over- looking the broad Potomac, to vil- age cemeteries far away, salutes were fired, graves were decorated, and taps sounded. A fitting program had been ar- ranged in observance of the annual custom. The postoffice was clos- ed all day, and nearly all business houses in the afternoon- The Mem- orial Day services were held un- der auspices of the following "or- ganizations: Logan CountY American Legion and. Ryman-Fuiten Post No. 44 American Legion. American Legion Auxiliary. Mount Pulaski Chapter War MotherS. Phoenix Fire Department. Mount Pulaski Lodge No. 454, I. O. O. F. Central Rebekah Lodge, No. 313. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. A line of march was formed on the east side of the public square' at 1:45 p.m., and the long and solemn parade wended ItS way down North Washington street to the cemetery, headed by Flag and Color Bearers, followed by the American Legion Band, members of the American Legion post and [firing squad, sons of World War Veterans, Boy Scouts and Girl (Continued on page 91 iOddities I In Mount Pulaski An enthusiastic local fisherman was in Springfield last Friday and purchased a pplyof rtmp - .-, undsy June 1, tle to use a ..... :--- season. opening day of the w Unfortunately he left them at the home of a son, where said shrimp were placed o1 ,'cold storage." As the storY goes, this fellow's wife misunderstood gbout the shrimp, prepared them Saturday for to eat. Some things are very noticeable. automobile coming north Fri - evening at the 'vine stree day . - ^, ;he Illinois Central, one crOSSI$ u ,,- block east of the station, came to a stop while the driver investi- gated a to the safety of going ahead, perhaps having In mind 1i responIb/Lty for the other OC- cupants of the car. If more carv like  was followed there wou be far le deatl m! ln-les on account of accidents at ralLm better keep , tt , beyond the beauti- 'at  the eye, thetTfruition of his It brtugs forth to of man d It tmstenanee that eomblne It with mttfying and eye u weU as to of the inner ma in Twelve) One of the genuinely meritorious activities of commencement week in the Mount Pulaski townsh,p high school is the "Open House'" program, and for 1941 was held on Thurl]ay night, May 29, in the spacious gymnasium, and attend- ed by a large audience of interest- ed spectators. Eeh department of the school had an exhibition of the projects prepared during the school year, and all rooms of the large build- Lug were open for inspection. It was all verY instructive, and elicit- ed favorable comments on every side. The biggest exhibit, as al- ways, was the work done in the manual training department, where the boys had made some exc.d - ingly fine pieces of furniturend many other articles, which cae many to wonder how they cduld accompliab sUCh excellent work. Special features on the program began at 7:30 o'clock and Included the following: The township high shool band, under the direction of Paul Merry, rendered four selections-- March, "Spirit of the Sloux," Guthrie. Overture, "The Crusaders,"-- BuchteL Descriptive, "Granpa's Clocks" Axrg. Yoder. March, "19th Infantry,"Mc- , Caughey. The Style Show was given again and one of beauty, given by the Home Economics department, with Miss Mary EliZabeth Goetz as di- rector. This large class of girls presented a great show, and dis- played the efforts of their handlo work, and the knowledge they had gained in a study that they will always appreciate. The girls were generotmly applauded. Another attractive feature of the evening was the Physical Cul- ture program, in charge of Miss Grace Rothweil, direetof Girls' Physical Education, and Leroy A. Halberg, director of Boys' Physi- cal Education. Tt the students have gained m,'ch knowledge in !this healthful de-artment was evidenced in the f:ne work pre- sented by them. They, too, receiv- ed great applause from the audi- ence. FORMER CHESTNUT WOMAN DIeD IN HOOPF.2STON Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Schm4dt received word of the death of their aunt, Mrs. Myrtice .Lkln, sunday, June 1. at her home in Hoopeston` She was a former resident of Chest nut for many years, having moved to Hoopeston sx years ago. Fu- neral rvices were held at the Method church in that city at Shown at Local Theatre "Laddie", one of Gene Porter's most distinguished work; comes to the Mount Pulaski ........ atre Tuesday night, June 10, benefit show for the Deaconell hospital fund, with all the all the vigorous drama, all imaginative touches of the all authentic to the last detail i costume and locale and !and story. With Tim Holt in the title ;'Laddie" s the story of mance beween a farm boy beautiful girl, the daughter proud and aloof father who the relationship. How younger sister worms her to the adamant parent's heart, lays his bitterness over his graced son and brings the couple's parents together br the absorbing film to a heart- warming, entertaining eoncluslo A two-million-copy best-seli, "Laddie'" was directed by Hively for RKO Radio with Vir- glnia Gilmore, a lovely as the romantic heroine; Joan roll, Ginger Rogers' impish In "Primrose Peth," as younger sister; and ton as the farm boy's moth'. Allotted Time Quartet Sings 2 p.m. Tuesday, and burial made in the Hoopeston cemetery. Sever- l_mong the large number al Cmtnut relatives and friends freight cars transferred tn attended the funeral. Pulaski Tuesday night by the i linois Central was an The A. V. class of the Methodist shipment In this day and church will meet at 7:30 p.m. "rues There were two carloads of day, June 10, with Mrs. Harry J. shoes being hipped from Wible, the auisUng hostesses to go to Peor, by way of th be Mm. Robert D. Aitchison, Mrs. V. and The Allotted q/me Elgin rendered several song hers for the memorial given at 11 a.m. June in the Harmony in Beason vicinity, over north of Mount PulaskL group of members and sembled to hear the services !attend the fellowship direr lowing. During the early In the Harmony cemetery ing the church property the i of soldiers were decorated. Tl Allotted Time Quartet probably the oldest its kind in the world, the ed ages of the four members ing 319 years tn 1940. The sonnel includes C. Marlow, William Beery, 89; Edward 82; and Mayo Haas, 72. Mr. Is a former resident of the community, and the only ing member of the son quartet. Mr. Haas is a brother of Mr-.. Louis F. Weldenbacher of 3 : 1 Pulaski, and is well kncr i | city. Mr. and Mrs. attended the program at the mony church Sunday, and her brother. Their son, Paul enbacher, and wife, of were also present. :