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i Mount Pulaski Tirnes-News00 MOUNT PULASi ILLINOIS, THURSDAY. JUNE 15, 1961 EDmON OFFERS MANY FEATURES AND PICTURES 160 Pages Story Of. Commun00 to read about fire depart- You more interested in people who were born ? Will be complete cover- items and almost phase of life in Mount the past 125 years in 160-page Sil-Tennial we will have five in picture and  exploits of the fire de- teams who brought to the state cham- hree m a row, they creat- r clty that surpassed even fever of more re- 16-page section will some of the people made a name in the br themselves for be stories on the dis- has risen above, things that make town unique and AI1 in all, we have it as complete as records of Mount Pulas- ZION LUTHERAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL EXERCISES Zion Lutheran Vacation Bible School will hold its closing ex- ercises on Sunday evening, June 18 at 7:30 pJn. The Bible School has been in session mornings for two weeks, with a 63 average attendance. i Skits, recitations and songs will be presented on the program by the following departments: Nursery, teachers, Mrs. George Zebrun, Miss Judith Maxheimer; Kindergarten, Mrs. Fred Stahl, Miss Lois Tendick, Mrs. Kenneth Stoll and Miss Judith Schahl, substitutes; Primary, Mrs. Oscar Hem'ichsmeyer, Mrs. Floyd Buck- les; Junior Department, teachers, Mrs. Clifford Schall and Mrs. August Hahn; Junior High DopL, Mrs. Wilbur Stoll and Miss Nor- ma Schahl as substitute. Music was in charge of Mrs. Carl Stahl and Mrs. Ed Stall. Mrs. Martin Rothe, Miss Judith Knauer and Miss Veto Awe were in charge of art projects. Rev. Martin Rothe was super- intendent, and in charge of daily devotions. Miss Christine Stall was secretary. A goodly number of ladies of the congregation took charge of refreshments each day and many baked the cookies that were serv- ed and enjoyed. HAm, EY SAUL COATS, LKKE FORK NATIVE, DIED SATURDAY Harley Saul Coats, a native of Lake Fork, Ill., died at 6 pxn., Saturday, June 10, 1961, in the Macon County T.B. Sanitarium, SIL-TENNIAL TEA ENJOYABLE AFFAIR AT BROOKER HOME A high-light of the Sll-Ten- nlal year was a gathering of the Sil-TennJal Ladies at the country home of Mrs. Oswald Brooker on Sunday afternoon, June 11, from! 3 to 5 o'clock, for a Sil-Tennial Tea. Mrs. Brooker, always a gracious hostess, assisted by Mrs. Wilbur E. Stoll as co.hostess, greeted the guests who were dressed in their Sil-Tennial dresses, and presented a colorful and charming picture. The spacious Brooker home ideal for such an assembly, was decorated with many lovely flow- ers. The tea table held an ar- rangement of peonies, blue del- phinium and pink rosebuds. Punch and pecan tassies were served the guests and each were given a Sil-Tennial Wooden Nickel as a souvenir. This affair will long be re- membered by the Sil-Tennial Ladies as a gracious gesture by the hostesses. Dean Schultz was present and took pictures of the ladies during the afternoon. BIDING CLUB TRAIL BIDE LND POTLUCK, SUNDAY The annual trail ride and pot- luck supper of the Mount Pulaski Riding Club will be held Sunday, June 18, at the Leigh Lueas farm south of the city. Those wishing to ride out to the farm will meet at the City Park at 1:30 pan. Bring own table service and chairs. Kangaroo Court And kke Sole Net Over $200 ordered your yet, place your or- bound in a a all-color pic- IAncoln Me- House Shrine, this you will want to refer to often, and your fiend& You can become a Charter Member with PUBLIC INVITED FINAL CONTEST were held June 5, at 2 p.m. in the Eddy Mortuary with the Poev. LaVern Inzer of the Baptist church offici- ating. Interment was in the cemetery there. Mr. Shepard died Friday night, June 2, 1961, at his home in the Motel, while working. Elmer H. Shepard was born Dec. 12, 1889, on South Spring St., in Mount Pulaski, III., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Shepard. His father will be remembered as a livestock buyer back in the 1880's and 90's. The family of several children were well known in the Mount Pulaski area. As a youth Mr. Shepard attend- ed the old Mt. Pulaski high school and grade school in the east part of the city, and when a young man left for the western states, spending much time in California. A construction worker during most of his life, he spent most of the World War If period as a i construction engineer for the U.S. Government in Alaska. lle later became a telegraph operator for the Western Pacific Railroad in Winnemucca. After leaving the ailroad he built the Shepard Mo- tel which he had been operating. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Lillian Shepard of Winne- znucca, Nev., and a sister, Mrs. Vella Shepard Stanley, New York City, N.Y. NUMBER ELMER SHEPARD, FORMER RESIDENT, DIED IN NEVADA Funeral services for Elmer H. Shepard, 71, manager of Shep- ard's Motel in Winnemucca attractive and charming young Humbolt County, Nevada, and a ladies of the community ptici- resident of that city for 16 years, pate in the semi-finals contest to at 2 p.m. Monday, determine who shall reign as "Queen of the Sil-Tennial". The evening full event will be held at the grade school starting at 8 o'clock. No admis- sion will be charged, but a  : will offering will be taken added to the Sil-Tennial FurKL . These sixteen young ladies w will be judged on their poise, beauty, and stage ality, will demonstrate their i ticular talents in helping judges to make their decision. They will do modeling, musical numbers, ings, skits and tumblin it a diversified evening of tainment Five finalists will be by the three and their names will be a sealed envelope and will not be revealed until July 22. Then finalists will be judged again, and the Quen chosen, to be crowned that evening by GoV- ernor Otto Kerner. The girls entering the contelfl; and their sponsors are all pic- tured on a full page in this issue. Added features to make the evening an enjoyable affair will be the appearance of the nial Trio, Barbershoppem, Pageant Chorus, as well M Kitchen Band. REV. JOHN E. TO OUEEN MONDAY N i Evening of Fine : Entertainment At Grade School Mount Pulaski will have its wn version of a "Sweet Sixteen" contest Monday night when 16 and your wife's or listed in the edi. as receive a bound MAKE CHANGES Illinois Conference Churches, was Islaad from June The following area were made: pastor of the Church of Mount past five years, to Clifford Smith to Philip Carlsml, Russell, Buffalo; Chestnut-Kenney; Elkhart; Prosper Paul Julian ; Burt OF /mzs of the Sil he held Wed- at 2 p.m. in the club room..All to attend. and folks surrounding areas get in touch with ecre- Associ- have a room or >r furnish for the who would llke for the big event find sleeping ac- opportunity for are not active to extend a that lot of fine peo. Decatur, Ill. He had been a patient there about seven years. He was aged 64 years. Decedent was born Jan. 31, 1897 near Lake Fork, Ill., a son of Charles and Lydia Manley Coats. He spent his early life in his home community, lived in Spring- field many years, and for a few years was manager of the West- em Hotel in Lincoln. After his health began to fail, he went to Decatur to the sanitarium-. He was a member of the First Meth- odist Church. Surviving axe three daughters, Mrs. Mary Frances Sutton, Lake Fork; Mrs. Barbara Huffrnan and Mm. Phyllis Majors, of Decatur; two brothers, James and Charles Coats, of Lake Fork; and, four grandchildren. The body was removed from the sanitarium to the Schall Funeral Home in Mount Pulaski where funeral services were held Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 aan., conducted by the Rev. Edward Tesh, pastor of the Lake Fork Christian church. One hymn, 'ne Lord's Prayer", was sung by Paul I Moore, with organ accompam- merit by Mrs. J. H. Stuart, Mount Pulaski. Interment was made in the Carlyle Cemete, four miles west i of Mount Pulaski. Pallbearers were: LowtIlls Handlln, Ralph l Cherry, Louis French, Milton r French, Darrell Neal, and Robert Schahl, all of Lake Fork. i00 YEARS OF "/IANK YOUS I should like to express my sincerest thanks for all who re- membered me on my I00th birth- day. It was a happy day for me and I want to especially thank the dear friends who received Combined Program Was Pepper.Upper For Celebration 'l'ne drums they banged, the cymbals clanged, the horns they blew away", when the Sil.Ten- nial Belle Kitchen Band played at frequent intervals Saturday evening, on the south side of the square, thus being as noisy and entertaining as old MacNamara's Band. The evening proved a wonder- ful succes with" residents in an. tique attire v'ting r in the city park (like old times) with iencls and relatives, and enjoying the l,rogram that W'M presented. , Besides the Kitchen Band, the Belles Chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Julian Sams, with Mrs. Ed Stahl at the piano, sang many of the good old familiar popular songs. A Brothem of the Brush Quar. tet, composed of Dean Cafes, Hil. don Bowers, Dwain Turley and Bill Copeland, harmonized with the old Barber Shop melodies. The groups were aLl in excel- lent voice and the audience was very appreciative, according to the applause. Mrs. Grace Buckles, chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, was well pleased with the results of the bake sale Saturday even- ing, June 10, sponsored by 370 Sil.TenniaI Belles. Over $200.00 was profited. After the program of singing, the "Paddy Wagon" of the Broth. ers of the Brush, pulled up to Kangaroo Court were Judge Bill Dittus was presiding, with victims who had disobeyed the law. and waited upon my guests. 75 Some were fined and others, years of my life have been spent not so lucky, Bob We rner. dBDb among you. The flendehips andlCllne, Bob Lewis ana .uaPn e kindnesses shown to me and all[ Blackburn, were aumcea in e members of my family duringlwater tan ...... that time have been a warm andl From remarks heara ms  rewarding experience. |the evening proved to be qui a , Two years ago Mr. Shepard and wife, acompanied by two of her sisters, made an extensive vacation trip, going into Canada, then coming along in the states again with Mount Pulaski in their minds. It was his first trip back to the city of birth in about a half-century. While spending only a few hours here he saw many places in the old home :own that were familiar to him in his" boyhood, and also, met a aumber of old friends and rel- atives. Mr. Shepard had made plans to attend the Mount Pulaski Sil- Tennial Celebration in July. AWARD CONTRACT FOR 00ACING ' LATHAM STREETS A contract for resurfacing the streets in Latham has been a- warded to the Ernie Alien Con- struction Co., llliopolis. The company, sole bidder on the project after a May 29th let- ting, submitted an estimate of about $3,300, according to Rich- ard Purcell, village board presi- dent. The work will largely be re- sealing, stated Mr. Purcell, to in- clude oil and gravel operations. The board also decided against a full-time village employee. James Melton, who resigned in April, had been a full-time em- ployee in charge of water depart- ment and street and alley duties. A part-time employee will be hired later, said Mr. Purcell. The board also approved a construc- tion proposal for a drinking foun- tain in the village park. ATTENTION SIL-TENNIAL KrrcHEN BAND MEMBERS Please meet at the Odd Fellows Hall on Saturday, June 17, at 8:15 pJn. Our concert at Zim's Market in llliopolis will start a little after 8:30 p,m. GOES TO SERVED HI,rE 5 Methodist church moved the present pastor, Muir; to new fields fact that the congregation for his return. He and go to Waverly. ..... The Muirs came here five ago from Odell, and have an important part of the munity, participating in aUo t activities, especially in circles. The start of the new now under construction, ! responsibility that Rev. cepted and carried out hours of planning and church committees. The eh will be comPleted this falL The Waverly church, a much larger necessitates two services Sunday morning. I ROLLER RINW OPEN I SUNDAY AFTERNOON There will be skating Tomlinson Recreation Center this Sunday afternoon and img, as usuaL PAGEAHT CHOIPJS REHEARSAL DATES  .... The pageant chorus is asked to rehearse on Monday 19th at 7 o'clock at the school. The reason for this early h is that at 8 o'clock that night they are to sing for Queen Candidates semi-final test at the grade school ladies are asked to wear their Tennial dresses and the string tie, white shirt trousers. The pageant chortrsts to hearse on Tuesday fright, tm at the recreation center at 7:30 for the first practice on the out- door stage. ....