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DAY sky and fleecy enhanced the American flag as the breeze at the cemetery on Monday, May 31, many persons gath- the Memorial those who lives in the y. Pulaski High band in full under the direc- Tanner led the the square to the firemen, all marched in the ttood at attention tervices. The Girl Brownies laid their at the base of The band opened with their musical of Alle- as the high sang the S. Haseiey gave rand the band then Hymn of the was given by A. Webber Borch- whose dynamic on the problems roles in our of morale in to- sad state of af- Universities where on the Amer- to speak if the ts not removed It is time American people turn these situa- and even though It still in the back- troubles that are these condi- us in the rural benediction by the fLring salute to the Were sounded and closed with the the Star Spangled Day Services by the American 447, the Mt. Fire Department ! Capps Barracks of eautiful sight to Steen- see the lovely that dec- These well- are a credit to and reflect the it took to put Perfect condition. SALE Society of Published a third County ceme- Elk- One, containing Mt. and Volume Steenbergen, Two Mile and Downing available. County cen- This is the all members of #ring the and children, place of birth. It estimate of the to purchase various books at nmy do m by con- "or Wallace Horn or Mr. 00'a-io00 AVAILABLE FROM VFW & AUXmiARY The 25th Annual Scholarship Program will be sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary in the '71-'72 school term. National Scholarships totaling $22,500. are offered to students of the lOth, llth and 12th grades in public, private and parochial schools. Brochures have been mailed to all High School Prin- cipals in the area advising the theme will be: "My Responsi- bility to Freedom"; students are asked to express their ideas/be- liefs on the topic offered in not less than 3 minutes and not jnore than 5 minutes when read aloud in a conversational tone - not oratorical. The National Association of Secondary School Principals have placed this program on the approved list of National con- tests and with the cooperation of the National and State Asso- ciation of Broadcasters the com- plete program will be in the schools the Rrst of September. National Scholarships offered to any school, University or Col- lege the student may choose are: 1st place $10,000, 2nd place $5000, 3rd place $3,500, 4th place $2,500 and 5th place $1,500. Each State winner will receive a 5 day expense free trip to Washington, D. C. for the National finals - where the win- hers will be announced at a Con- gressional banquet in March 1972. Students should contact their Principals for further in- formation and/or their nearest V.F.W. Post and[or Auxiliary for program information. JOSEPH HOBLIT SPONSORS HISTORIC LINCOLN rICTU00 Mr. Joseph Lincoln Hoblit for the Heritage Studio of At- lanta, Illinois, in co-operation with the Logan County Abraham Lincoln Heritage Foundation, is the sponsor of a historic picture by Lloyd Ostendorf depicting Abraham Lincoln and the Hoblit family in Atlanta, Illinois in 1858. On one occasion in 1858, Abe" stopped by to spend the nit. He found John, his wife Nancy, and son Joseph W., living in the carriage shed. They had suffered a fire in the front of the house and had set up sleep- ing quarters in the carriage shed. John apologized to Abe and offered to fred him lodging with some of the neighbors. However, Abe refused the offer raying the carriage shed would be free and that it was with them that he wanted to v/sit. They had a very enjoyable evening visiting and rearranging their sleeping quar- ters. John and Nancy were ex- pecting their second child later that year. They had named their first child Joseph Wilmurth after Nancy's twin brother Joseph Wilmurth. Because of the close friendship and admiration of Abe, John and-Nancy named their second son A. Lincoln Hob- lit. Their other-children were: Frank, Nellie, John A., and Ben- jamin. On a later occasion, Abe pre- sent.ed John with a walking stick as a gift. The walking stick was capped with a gold cap inscribed as follows: "This stick cut from a tree grown by A. Lincoln, pre- sented to J. A. Hoblit, Atlanta, Ill." John A. Hoblit later gave the walking stick to his son A. Lincoln Hoblit, who in turn gave it to his nephew John A. Hoblit HI. The walking stick is still in possession of the Hoblit family ifi Atlanta. John A. Hobfit, son of Sam- uel Hoblit, was a very close (Continued on page 9) VOL. 68 THURSDAY, JUNE I0, 1971 " NO.. 47. i Christian Art Work To Be Shown Here An exhfoition of Christian art work will be presented on two successive Sundays of June, June 20 and June 27, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Mt. Pulaski, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Included in the exhibit are sculpture, painting, watercolors, hangings, banners, crucifixes, madonnas of over a dozen pro- fessional artists. Over fifty pieces will be on display, including the new St. Thomas sculpture in corten steel which has been in- stalled in front of the church. All are by contemporary artists but they are in styles and media of several types. Five items are being shown again as there was much interest last year after the exlffoit, when we were some- what "rained out", and many persons would like to see these works. The entire exlu'bit has been assembled by the Pastor, Fr. Eugene Kane, who will ex- lait watercolors done by him- self. An admission will be charged as it is both an educational and money.making project. Some "names" represented include: Buffet, Larke, Laughlin, Benda, Bertolis, Sister Corita, Prindiville, WueUner, Breen, Bu- schong and Novacek. We hope you will be able to be with us. tOC00 Lmmu00Y TO HOLD W'EEKLY FILM. STOM HOLm The MountPulaski Township Lrary will have their fn, t film and story hour on Wednesday, June 16, at 3 p.m. This will be for all children through the 5th de. Preschool children should accompanied by a parent. The films to be shown on June 16,will be "In Beaver Valley," a Disney---* film, and "Make Way for Ducklings," which is based on a book. Members of the Juni Wonv art's Club have volunteered to help with this project, which will be each Wednesday after- noon thru August 1 I. NEW CONCEPT IN MAIL PROCESS TECHNIQUES TO BE ADOPTED A new concept in mail pro- AHSSA McMANN DIED IN SPRINGFIELD HOSPITAL SUNDAY' Mrs. Alissa McMann, 74, of Springfield, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, June 6, 1971, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was born in Lake Fork and was a member of Jerome Methodist Church, Springfield; Triple Link Rebekah Lodge No. 577. Surviving are a son, Harold E., Springfield; daughters, Mrs. Kitty Mac Bobell, Springfield; Mrs. Laurabell Kimball, Springfield; brothers, Earl Holmes, Chestnut; Fred Holmes, Mount Pulaski; sisters, Mrs. Sam Parks, Lincoln; Mrs. Ray Lee, East Peoria; Mrs. EarI Godfrey, DeLong; seven grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, 1971 at Schald Funeral Home, Mt. Pulaski with the R'ev. Dean Follis officiating. Musical selections were rendered. Burial was in Steenbergen Cemetery near Mt. Pulaski. Pallbearers, all nephews, were Richexd Moore, Quentin Sparks, Wayne Wilham, John Holmes, George Holmes and Robert Holmes. puPiia REQUIRED TO HAVE PHYSICAL 00ATIONS A reminder to parents of children entering kindergarten or fh-St grade for the first time and fifth grade. The school cOde Sec. 27-8 re- quires a physical examination of students entering these grades. The physical exam forms must be presented this fall when school begins. Parents may ob- tain these forms from either the grade school or the doctor's of. flee. Joe Kafka, principal of Mt. Pulaski Cons. 'Grade School, urges the parents to have this taken care of now and not wait until this fall. duction techniques - Area Mail Procession - is to be adopted at the Mount Pulaski, Ill. Post Of- fice in the near future. The program is intended to speed the ultimate delivery of mail and gain maximum effi- ciency and economy through full utilization of Springfield's mod- em equipment, according to Postmaster Harry Van Hook. Springfield, Illinois has a new $203,000 letter sorting machine, with a capability of sorting 34,600 letters per hour into 299 separations. The Post Office also has an automatic cancelling machine capable of facing pnd cancelling a total of 30,000 letters per hour, as well as an edger-stacker which aligns and stacks letter mail for faster processing. The Springfield Post Office is also a large Sectional Center serving 121 associate Post Offices and the new program will focus on the main office and its sate- rites. Area Mail Processing is a plan designed to consolidate mail from associate offices for prepa- ration and processing at the Sec- tional Center. All marl deposited in street letter boxes, which have not been designated for local de: posit, or the out-of-town letter drops at selected associate of-,: will be transferred to the SCF for processing and will bear the postmark designated for the SCF area. Mail deposited in a letter box with a "Local Deposit" detigna- tion will be postmarked at the local office of origin. All metered mail will bear the postmark of the office or origin. The Springfield, IlL Sectional Center postmark will read, "U.S. Postal Service 111. 625", along with the date and morning or afternoon designation. The city postmark of Mount Pulaski and each individual associate office will not be changed. Mr. Van Hook emphasized that no office would lose its local postmark under the AMP program. He urged that ,when the plan goes into effect, cus- tomers should not use the word "city" on mail addressed for local delivery, but indicate the city's name. fiR. WOMEN'S TO SPONSOR ICE CREAM SOCIAL The Mt. Pulaski Junior Wonv art's Club annual ice cream social will be held on the courthouse lawn on Monday, July 5, 1971; with serving from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets may be obtained in advance from any club member or at the time of serving, Each club member is asked to please bring either 1 cake or 2 pies for this event. For further information, please contact Mrs. Glenn Mason, Proceeds from the ice cream social will go to the Florence Voile Memorial Scholarship fund.