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58 THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1961 ES OF YESTERYEARS GIFT TIMES.NEWS TO SUBSCRIBERS IEFLEC T IO N S H. j. Wible, Editor TERYEARS IN MOUNT -'mI BEGAN IN 1932 ! lAaski, we are here." least, the first contingent nmorves will follow as SChool duties permit. m far as the kids are they would Just as Months of Work In Research and Compiling Involved. Here it is! Our Sil-Tennial Edition -- the largest newspaper ever published in. Mount Pulaski. This 172-page edition includes 160 pages of pictures and stories covering Mount Pulaski's 125 years, plus L2.pages covering the week's news. Each regular sub- scriber is receiving a copy of this giant issue. Announcemenf of Parade Routing Harold Mann, parade chairman, who has been spending a lot of hours in working on various angles of the big SLI-Tennial Par- ade, to be held the closing day of the celebration, has announc- ed the following parade route: The parade will form on East Jefferson and side streets around the grade school, with the parade to start at the intersection of Garden (grade school) and East Jefferson. The parade will proceed west on Jefferson until it reaches La- The special bound editions, with layette (east side square) where SCEHERY REKDY FOR SIL-TENNIAL PAGEANT AT RECREATION Joe Katka, who took over the big and important task of paint- ing the scenery for the Sil-Tenn- ial pageant, wants to thank the following persons who helped in the completion of the variou scen- ery: Laura Beth Brown, Hazel Holm- es, Steve Martin, Jim Cox, Janie Kafka, Francis Brown, Emerson Hum, Gene Clear, Becky Singley, Art StuckeL Camille Kafka, George Zebrun, percy Kepner and Pam Hanslow. The huge backdrop, a picture of which is in the picture section of this issue as it appeared on gym floor where it was painted, will give you a faint idea as to the amount of talented work that has gone into it. The big canvas measures 56 feet by 14 feet in height. Besides this piece of scenery, a store front, a tepee and other scenes were prepared for use in the pageant. 'WENDELL BROWN School off until aext thru their school days had nothing but bad schoothouse hmm't Call them kids, altho girl gets in fizst year seemingly becomes a .... a little more... lm define it, we can't. different with a Nv- girl who is fond of mid expecis to umke grade team next year. us, we a go. to tear down the mz the barn and bring oug other Decess- up cmother com- me going to lmo a barn first and then unless the neighbors for th ckbour st told our Lbzcoln  to movo thought woula shock them. we found that of them rather en- people we told going, the more nice heard about the town us such endorse- it over there, it's a a World of fine folks 11 enjoy. best tuwn we know of folks who were born here had a kind Zlxmt the place they all these nice about Motm PUl- to wander wheth- ve would mum-up that might an editor We Publish our first hope you will succeeding one. the full-color picture of the Courthouse on the cover, will be available as soon as the binding process is completed. Reservations for this bound edition may still be made at the Times.News office. Announcement as to when bound copies wiLl be available will be made in next week's edi- tion. In a little more than a week the Sil-Tennial Celebration  com- memorating the 125th anniversary of the founding of Mount Pulaski will open. We hope that this edition will give th younger generation a better understanding of the heritage of our town, and that it will bring back many pleasant memories for the older folks. Almost two years of research and labor have gone into this special edition. The response to the Charter Membership drive of the Tim- News so far exceeded our ex- pectations that it was necessary to put them on four pages. In the event you do not find your mem- brship on one of the first three pages, try the fourth. Having to list these names on more pages threw our continuity off so they are not all together. The names and addresses of many of your friends will be found on these pages. We want to thank these folks for their continued interest in Mount Pulaski, and for their generosity. see who gets it. to become a part of life of Mount every way that we service  the com- given freely and the friend- found, have OvOro d ceuts por. a finer and more SR.--TENNIAL LADIES ASKED TO APPEAR The Ladies representing the or- ganizations of the city are re- quested to be ready in their pretty colorful attire by 7 p.m., Saturday, July 22, as they will appear on the stage on the square at 7:20 p. m. They should also be present at the cemetery, Sunday, Jury by 4:15 p. m., as the program starts at 4:30 p.m. The Ladies are receiving com- plimentary tickets for themselves and their escorts as guests at the Ball on Saturda.y evening, .July 29th, where they can enjoy dance: ing or listening to the music oz Tex Beneke's dance band. They are grateful to the Jr. Woman's Club for these ticket a feeling that are not far a- to make the Times lutmmuug that it = fnlly fight each JOHN EY RECEIV'ES FELLOWSHIP AWARD Johh L. Ey, son of Mr. an d Mrs. Otto Ey, Mount Pulaski, has been awarded a summer conduct scientific research at me Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. The award was made on the merit of the research pmct EY originated and submitted to a faculty committee for consider- ation The fellowship program ris.l" ported by departmental  g grants and by grants from the U. greet you with as. Public Health Service, Lederle and a BETTER Laboratories, and the Toba cco In- dustry Research Committee. Ihl Ims lm4m lm bum good fit will turn south past the re- viewing stand, then will turn west on Cooke, go one block to the west side of square, then north on Washington until it reaches Harry Street (Library). The parade will turn right and go one block east to Lafayette Street, then head south to the Schahl funeral home. Turn left there and go east on Morgan to Garden street (Recreation Center) where it will disband. ASK pARADE ENTRIES RT Harold Mann, parade chairman, is still interested in any entries of floats, units, or any other divis- ions in the Sil-Tennial parade, that will be held at 2 p.m. Satur- day, July 29. He should be con- tacted as soon as possible. It takes a lot of cooperation from every one to make a parade a success. PAC00 GROL00, S TO REHEARSE FROM JULY 17 TO JULY 2i All members of the Pageant cast and the Pageant chorus should "report for practice from MondaY, July 17 to July 21st at 7:15 p.m. Dress rehearsal will be held on July 21st and 2Ath at 7:15 p.m. The Indians of Scene I will practice this Friday even- ing, July 14, at 7:30 part. It will take cooperation on every one's part to make this Pageant the success it should be, and ff everyone comes to reliearsals it will make the task of the direc- tor, Mrs. Phyllis Edwards, and all others less difficult. MARRIED JUNE 24. TO CHICAGO GIRL Miss Geraldine Dalle, daughter of M. and Mrs. Frank Dalle 11515 S. Stewart Ave., Chicago, became the bride of Wendell Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Brown, 416 S. Lafayette, Mount Pulaski, at St. Anthony's Church in Chicago, Saturday, June 24, 1961, at 2 p.m. The double ring ceremony was performed by Father Delphino, before an altar decorated with two bouquets of mixed cut flow- ers. Karen Johnson sang "Beautiful Mother" and "Ave Marie". The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a satin and lace dress with elbow length sleeves and her veil was finger- tip. She carried a white African lily bouquet atop her white Bible. The maid of honor was Judy Mussato. She wore a lilac lace street length dress. Her bouquet was the same as the brides. Henry Mussato was best man. The bride's mother chose a beige dress. Her corsage was a white orchid. The groom's mother was unable to attend, due to a recent operation. A luncheon was held following the ceremony, at the bride's home. After a wedding trip to Spring- field and Mount Pulaski they are at home in Chicago. The groom is a graduate of the Mount Pulaski Township high school and attended Millikin Un- iversity. The bride and groom are both employed at Sherwin-Will- iams Co. in Chicago. RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES BOUGHT BY ILLINOIS CENTRAL TO EXPAND Will Build Wye To Handle Added Rail Tmffic. A so.called mystery transaction which involved the ILLinois Cen- tral railroad and a number of local residents was "no mystery" whatsoever. The proposed plan has been in the making for ap- proximately a year. The Illinois Central has been planning on improving their switching facilities in Mount Pul- aski to take care of a situation created by the discontinuance of the Illinois Terminal freight lines through Lincoln from Peoria and through Mount Pulaski, where it will pe taken over by the Illinois Central. The railroad company in order to expedite the movement of this new flow of traffic found it nec- essary to build a huge Wye to handle the situation. Hence it was necessary for the company to se. cure the needed area which was a residential district in the south part of the city. Three tracts of land including Ey, who will begin  so.pho:,, the h.ou,, on esteno t7/arVd more year at the Mcal cn1' I ea,ol.'cti"da''ce for the pro- in Septembe_r: attenueu u..[, that was satisfactory to iversity of llLmom ana gl-dUUu-I ''" if rum Mt. Pulaski High School in Jtheh,own Wa$590r owned 1957. , i ""r ----- I by William M. and Iola Collier ($19,500); Elza H. and Eva Kirby ($20,000) ; and Lawrence and they were transferred today to the Mary E. O'Brien ($19,500); and Ilinois Central. Federal stamps in- volved amounted to $64.90. LATHAM FIREMEN'S SOCDkI, SATURDAY The annual ice cream social sponsored by the Latham Volun- teer Fire Department will be held in the Latham Fire House Sat- urday, July 15, with serving to st;art at 5:30 p.m. Sandwiches and coffee will be served by the auxil- iary. The Mount Pulaski Sil-Tennial Kitchen Band will present a pro. gram at 8:00 p.m. HELP NEEDED TO ERECT DANCE TENT Volunters are needed to erect a huge tent on the south side ot the square, Thursday evening, July 20, at 6 p.m. It is hoped that members of the Hill-Top Square Dancing Club, members of the Chamber of Commerce and any one else interested will volunteer l their services. Frank Passmore is in charge of this project. Elkharf To Hold : Homecom,ncj On This Week End Activities To Up Annual Event At Neighboring Town The annual Elkhart Homeco. ing will start Friday, July 14, 5 p.m. and continue through 15 and Sunday afternoon, 16. The historic and scenic Elkhart Hill will again be sored by the Elkhart Chapter the FFA, under the Eldon Behle. The Hill which 777-feet high, the highest posit in Logan county, covers  than 600 acres. It was named the Illinois Indian tribe wh totem was Elkhart. They be. lleved the Hill to be in the shape of an elk's heart. The tour is made by hay ra beginning at the Firehouse  making a complete circle of Hill. The first sight to be seen Cro Hurst Farm, home of Dr. Mrs. S. W. McArthur. Mrs. , Arthur is the granddaughter John D. Gillette. The original of the house was built 1836 and 1941 by John The McArthur grounds and dens are a beautiful sight. the trail will be noted trees, including the largest in Illinois, according to the forester. The tour passes over old Edwards Trail which was road pioneers traveled in central and northern Illinois. A stop is oldest cemetery in Logan the Latham Graveyard. there will be a view of built in 1892, the home of emor and Mrs. Richard J. by. Passing over the John Psrl : Gillette Memorial Bridge, the toug will continue into Elkhart tery, where one sees the of Captain A. H. Bogardmg champion wing-shot of the in 1868; the tomb of Guy. J. Oglesby, thrice governor of ] inois; the graves of John founder of Elkhart, and, Dean Gillette, cattle king America. St. John Baptist Chapel graves of three Indians seen and also a view of the est point in Logan county home of John Dean Gillette the home of Mr. and Drake. The last site of on the tour is the site of the (Continued on page 167) GAYLE E. OF CHESTNUT, LAST SATURDAY Miss Gayle Elizabeth Mlil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miller of Chestnut, and Wa West, Jr., son of Mr. and Walker West, of Weldon, united in marriage Saturday ernoon, July 8, 1961, in sembly of God The ceremony was the Rev. C. R. DePrenger. The couple is employe{ the Country Life Insurance Bloomington. They will Normal. = ii  GENEALOGY ARE NOW You may pick up your the history and genealogy Pulaski community at Sundries. .... It you have paid for your it is waiting for you there. Ill have ordered your copy, you pay Dean and pick it up. If you have not ordered a but want one, there are extra copies printed. You buy a copy of "And She Forth Her Hand," at Dean's Sun, dries for $5.00. Enough have been ordered that the will remain through-out the Tennial Celebration at $5.00. Mrs. Gayland Green has autographing all copies for that request it. Mrs. Green does not herself a perfectionist, but she interested in keeping her data correct as possible. She to have all corrections to the made directly to her.