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--6IL.TENNIAL EDITION (Times.News, Mr.  Ill.) THURSDAY, Five Sta. Family--One of Them, Gold., Dr. Herbert Ryman Family Bring Great Credit To War Hero Father RTman-FuLten Leg00n on Sate-day 00ernoon, August Pot Named ]For 17, he was mortally wounded while ministering to a wounded W W I Ch00atties comrade on the battlefield, near St. Gilles, France. Disregarding The naming of the Mount Pu- his own injury, he administered laski American Legion Post No. aid to three fallen comrades. 447, was a fine honor bestowed Weakened from the loss of blood upon Captain Herbert D. Ryman, he was carried to the nearest aid a former citizen, who gave his station but only lived a few life for his country in World War hours. L Mrs. Ryman and children have A far greater tribute, however, in their possession the Distingish. have been the achievements of ed Service Cross and many other Dr. Ryman's widow and three medals for heroism from the children, who attended grade United States and French govern- school here in attaining outstand- ments. ing recognition in the fields of Captain Herbert D. Ryman of education, art and the sciences. Mount Pulaski, was buried with The accomplishments and success full military honors in Arlington, of this remarkable family reads Va., Thursday afternooon, July almost like a fairy tale: 28, 1918, in the officers' section on Mrs. Cora B. Ryman, educator, the east slope of the banks of the superintendent of schools in Ma- Potomac River. con county for 16 years, and writ- er for educational magazines. Herbert D. Ryman, artist, COP B, R motion picture, commercial, illus. MACON CO. SCHOOl trator and portrait painter, of ha- SUPERINTENDENT tional renown. Christine Ryman Pensinger, Born in Pendelton County, Ky., food and equipment consultant Cora Belle Norris, of Scotch-Irish on a national plane, descent, great granddaughter of Lucille Ryman Carroll, talent President Zachary Taylor, and scout for Universal Pictures, and niece of Senator George Norris, MGM Studies and Broadway star. long-time Senator from Nebraska. In early childhood she came FATALLY WOUNDED to Marion County, Ill. with her family, received her early edu- MINISTERING TO cation in the rural schools of COMPJkDE IN FRANCE Marion County, her high school i training in Vandalia, Ill. Later Captain Herbert Dlckens Ryman she attended the Kansas State was bern April 11, 1878, in Ver. !Normal School, Emporia, Illinois non, Ill. The son of Samuel T. State Normal School, Normal, Ill. and Martha (Jones) Ryman. The inois and Columbia University. Ryman family came from Heidel. While teaching school in Kan. berg, Germany, being the des. sas she was married to Dr. Ry. cendant of the Royal Family. The man, principal. To this union was grandmother of Captain Ryman born three chilidren - on his father's side was a direct Lucille and Herbert. descendant of Charles Dickens After the death of Dr. the famous novelist, she resumed her teaching profess. Captain Ryman was reared in ion, leaving Mt. Pulaski in 1919 a Christian home, his parents and to enter the Decatur School Sys- grandparents being devout Meth- tern. After teaching 4 years in odists. He came from a family of Decatur, she was elected County military men, doctors and preach. Superintendent of Schools of Ma- ers. He received his early educa- con county, where she served for tion in the public schools of 16 years. During these 16 years Marion County, Ill., and graduat, she wrote Educational Articles ed from the Vernon High School. for the National Educational Being an ambitious lad he made rapid strides in his studies. EDUCATOR.,. After graduating from high school he entered Washburn Col- lege, Topeka, Karts. Later, he en. tered the Kansas State Medical College at Lawrence, Kans., from which he graduated in 1907. Be. fore entering the Medical College, four years of his life were spent in the teaching profession, being principal of the Richland High School in Shawnee County, Kans. He was married to Cora Belle Norris, a classmate in the grade school, and also one of the teach- ers in the high school of which he was principal. Three children were bern to this union, Christine, Lucille, and Her- bert Dickens, Jr. After finishing MRS. CORA B. RYMAN his course in medicine he settled in Vernon, Ill., his birthplace, to Journals, often talked over radio begin the practice of medicine, station WGN, Chicago, made but in two years, moved to Mt. more than 200 commencement Pulaski, where he resided until addresses in central Illinois at June 17, 1917. He enlisted as a high school and elementary 1st. Lieutenant in the Medical graduations. Reserve Corps of the Great She was Secretary of the Coun- World's War. ty Superintendent's Association, September 1917, he entered the State of Illinois; President of the training camp at Ft. Benjamin South Central Division of the Ill- Harrison, Ind., remaining there inois State Teachers Association; four weeks. He was then sent to Member of the State Reading Augusta, Georgia. Here he was Circle Board for the selection of made a Captain of the Medical library books for the Illinois Corps of the 107th Field Artillery, School; Superyisor of Adult 28th Division of the Pennsylvania Education for Central Illinois; National Guards. Illinois President of the Women's After spending the winter of Relief Corps Auxiliary of the 1917 and 1918 in Camp HanCock, Grand Army of the Republic; Ga., he was ordered with his com. Worthy Matron of the Eastern pany to France. They sailed May Star; Member of the White Shrine 19, 1918, on the Leviathian, land. and Amaranth; Auxiliary morn- ing in Liverpool, May 30. Soon her of the American Legion and after arriving in France, they Veterans of Foreign Wars; Mere- were sent to the front. The Cap. bet of Decatur, Macon County tain was asked to choose between Centennial Committee, 1929. going to the front or remaining Mrs. Ryman retired in 1938 and as a surgeon in one of the Base is now making her homo in Van Hospitals. HIS request was to go Nuys, Calif. at 13551 Chandler with his boys, as he called them. Blvd. CAPTAIN HERBERT D. RYMAN CONSULTANT . . . CHRISTINE R. PENSINGER CHRISTINE PENSINGER ATTAINS NATIONAL STATURE IN HOME EC Christine Ryman Pensinger, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Ryman, was born in Richland, Kans. She came to Mount Pulaski with her parents in 1910, receiv- ing her elementary education, lat- er moving to Decatur. Her background of education included a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition from Millikin University, Decatur; Graduate Study in Institutional Manage- ment at Columbia University, New York; University of Illinois, Los Angeles State College, School of Interior Decoration. Teaching experience which cov- ers a diversified area includes Nutrition and Home Economics at Decatur High, James Miilikin University, and Los Angeles Col- lege. She was a guest instructor in Hotel and Restaurant Manage- ment School, Cornell University, Denver University and San Fran- cisco City College. Guest instruct- or in Training Food Service Sup- ervisors and School Lunch Man- agers, Texas Technological Col- lege, University of Mississippi, Southern Illinois University. State Director 10 Yems Mrs. Pensinger included kn her experiences the position of Direct- or of Nutrition of the State of Illinois for 10 years. Duties in this position included supervision of tomers and made about 150 lec. tures throughout the United Stat- es, a year. She managed and did all the purchasing for Gormeti Food Department of Marshall Field & Co., and developed cook- ed foods for retail sale. Was a world traveler, spending three years in Europe and contributed many articles to magazines on European Food Service. Her membership in numerous national organizations include Home Economics in various phas- es, Radio, TV and Dietetic. She is at present the President of Christine Pensinger Associates, Food Facilities Engineers, and owner of "The Designers Mini- Planner", quarter-inch scale mod- els for planning institutional food service facilities. Her California address is 301 South Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles 5. BROADWAY STAR . . . MRS. JOHN CARROLL LUCILLE R. CARROLL BROADWAY STAR AND TALENT SCOUT' Born in Topeka, Kans. she moved with her family to Mount Pulaski, Ill., where she entered the first grade. The family lat- er moved to Decatur, Ill., where she graduated from Decatur high school and received her AB de- gree from James Millikin Univers- ity. ! She taught in the Decatur: School System for three years and at Assumption High School for two years. She also did grad- 45 dieticians, 1500 cooks, and uate work at the University of dietary employees in serving food I Illinois. and equipment by bid. During] Graduating at the Pasadena this time she also acted as equip- ] Community Playhouse, in Pasa- ment and institutional kitchen] dena, Calif., she starred in and consultant to the division of ar-]produced several plays on Broad- wa chitecturo of the state, y. She developed the "Designers Miss Ryman was a talent scout Mini-Planner," quarter inch scale models for planning the Institu. tional Food Service Facility first used in designing the Walt Disney Studio Kitchen. Was food and equipment consultant for Wear-Ever, Alcoa, on new de. sign equipment needs for cus- for Universal Pictures, Inc., three years, on the East Coast. She lat- er went to MGM Studios, in Hollywood, Calif., as head of the Talent Department, and is cred- ited as discovering such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Fernando La- mas and Cyd Cherisse. She was HERBERT D. ARTIST AND OF WIDE REPUI Herbert Ryman who in Vernon, Ill., in 1910, early grade school years in Pulaski. Some of his complishments in his of art, include: Illustrated and designing of "The illustrations for the "Black Rose" and ''he es" by Thomas B. Ryman was one of the iginal designers of from the beginning. sponsible for many standing rides and tures in this world amusement park. He has executed many ant portrait commissions wood personalities, and Board of Directors of fornia Art Club. ARTIST HERBERT D Graduate of Millikin ity and Chicago Art His art career wood - MGM, 20th His papers for sheba" and otl" tration. Two years through Europe through South A Youth in London, He lived in tents desert, visited Indo Angkor. He niques and adds all materials to his hand-ground colors ese, the modem oil, of his materials. of thousands of you apprehend his the least of his safari with the friendship with Felix Adler, BuZZY phants, acrobats, "to capture the glamour as well choly loneliness of Americans." His instructors Raab, Reynolds, bert. Anisfeld, dent into the wood it was (artist too) who saw sketches. The Bean (Marie Earth" (hundreds papers to help). ity became - the Worst of people temples and the sea, Japanese in the cabulary. "Subj ect often bracketed a-' peach tree, In China dazzled by the culture." Peking, sal, Peiping, "one of centuries." He resides at Blvd., Van NuyS, associate Enterprises , Films Indepen ture She now band, John motion picture on their Granada Hills,