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: SIL-TENNIAL EDITION. (Times-News. Mr. Pulmdd, IlL) THURSDAY. III00 III 00ougn Days Of 30's Recalled To L 'PA TO BUILD PLAYGROUND. (March 17. 193S) Seventeen W-PA workmen start- ed work on the creation of a modern playground and lake in the southwest part of Mount Pu- laski the first of the week. The creating of a lake is to be part of a big WPA project and will be built at very little cost to the city. The location will be a- long the Illinois Central railroad, southwest of the Dan Blaclord home in the southwest part of the city. The city acquired 5 acres of ground irnmediately adjacent to the railroad right-of-way. Most of this ground has been used as a city dump for a number of years and sewage water from the south half of the city has been run- Lug into the land creating a murky, unsanitary pond which is not only a health hazard but an eyesore. The plans call for a drive a- round the circular lake, which will be a gravel roadway, gravel for which will be furnished. A row of fast-growing trees will al- so circle the body of water to offer shade in as quick time as possible. In connection with the lake project, also, is included a play- ground arrangement with a base. ball park in the west part of the area and the playground proper probably being created near the east entrance. City water would be available for drinking purpos- es at various points. WPA Projects Didn't Turn Out As Glamorized (Nov. 3. 1938) WPA Writes New Project For One Started Last Yegr Authorizing of the expenditure of $17,863 more on Mount Pulas- ki's playground and lake project was received the first of the week by Mayor C. L. Frazier from the WPA authorities. This project which had been previously authorized and some- thing like $10,000 allotted for the work, is located in the south- west part of the city, alongside the Illinois Central tracks. It is on the ground known as the old pond and formerly owned by the Vonderlieth estate. Wading cmd Swimming The project calls for the con- struction of a small lake with a wading pool for the children l and also for swimming if enough clean fresh water can be provid- ed. The lake will be rip-rapped all around and a sand bottom will be spread. To Plant 200 Trees 200 trees will be set out a- round the lake and in the play- ground area some equipment i will be erected in the park and i cement walks will run from the gate back to the park proper. The entire tract will be six acres, fenced. I MORE BANKS OPEN AFTER MORATORIUM (March 30, 1933) A bright ray of sunshine broke thru the clouds that have been hovering over Mount Pulaski the past two weeks, when word was received by the Farmers State Bank, yesterday, authorizing it to open for unrestricted business, and the Latharn State Bank was also opened. This gives Mt. Pulaski citiz- ens and the people of the sur- rounding territory their banking facilities, nearly one hundred per cent, the State Bank of Cornland not yet having received an auth- orization. The First National Bank open- ed two weeks ago yesterday, the Chestnut bank opened last week. The Beason Bank was opened this week under a receivership. L. L. Whitnah. The Atlanta National, Lincoln State and Lincoln National are the only other county banks op- en. None of the banks in the north part of the county have been opened. REDUCE SALARY OF TEACHERS (April 20, 1933) Members of the Mt. Pulaski Township high school board of education, in their meeting Mon- day evening made another sub- stantial reduction in the salaries of all teachers, who were tender- ed contracts for the coming year if they see fit to sign them at the new figure. This reduction follows one of a year ago that was also quite a substantial one, and the mem- bers feel that their step again this year has been all that could be reasonably expected in meet- ing present-day conditions, and should meet with the approval of their constituents. WPA To Employ 40 Workmen; $9,000 Payroll (Nov. 23, 1933) Mayor George Millard and City Attorney George Smith were in Lincoln this morning completing arrangements for the employ- ment of 40 men starting next week, on a 30-hour a week basis for the duration of the Civil Wor Program. This will mean a pay- roll of approximately $9,000 in Mount Pulaski during the nexl few months. The unemployed of Mount Pu- laski and surrounding territory were being given an opportunity today to sign up for work under the Civil Works Administration Program. Numerous men have already been put to work in the county having been taken from the re- lief rolls as they are first on the list. The county has been allotted 617 men, and 308 of these are to FARMERS TO GET $175}00 be taken from the relief rolls. TO LOWER ACmEAGE After that the unemployed not (July 27, 1933) on relief and if he is an ex-sor- The government's cash allot- vice man, will be next in line; ment to Logan county wheat then, the unemployed man who growers for retirement of wheat I is not a home owner; and finally acreage this fall, will be approx-ithe man who is unemployed, but lmately $175,000, the third larg-owns a home, will be hired if the est in Illinois according to J. H. Checkley, of Lincoln, farm advis- er of the Logan County Farm Bu- reau, who completed checking up on the 1928-32 wheat yields in this county, on which the wheat compensation will be based un- der the wheat control plan of the Agricultural. Adjustment AeL W. IL CLEAR REAPPOINTED ]STMASTER SECOND TIME W. H. Clear, one of Mount Pul- aski's best known citizens, who served the city as Mayor, and conducted a general store here, and was appointed postmaster by lesident Woodrow Wilson in 1914, was again reappointed post- master in 1918 for a term of four to a Weekly Ytr. allotment has not been exhaust- ed. The pay basis is 50 cents an hour for day labor and $1,20 an hour for skilled labor. A 30-hour week will be given to men. MERCHANTS AGREE ON STORE HOURS (Aug. 3, 1933) grocerymen and a meat marketer met last evening and set up a schedule of store hours to comply with the wishes of the National Recovery Act Adminis- tration. Starting today, the new hours of stores listed below will be from 8 axn. to 6 p.m. excepting Saturdays, when they will open at 8 and remai un- till0 cm.mc00ms SmVZD ,WPA Gront For MEALS AT SCHOOL Recewed -" City In 1939 Warm meals are being served at the Grade School at the noon hour as a result of the action of a number of public spirited cit- izens. Responding to a ll that some 26 or 27 children in the grade school were undernourished, 50 men and women gathered at the school and formulated plans to take care of the situation. There being five school days a week and there being five chur. ches, it was determined to have the ladies' organizations of these churches take charge of the pre- paration and serving of the noon- day meal on certain days. Harry Downing, supervisor, who has charge of the distribu- tion of township aid for Mount Pulaski Township, was present and upon request gave the nam- es of those who have been re- ceiving aid, but his, funds, hav- ing been exhausted, was unable to proceed with the work. Starting with about 23 liBJe folks who were undernourished, the group has reached 32, and the second week of serving has seen a great amount of benefit to the kiddies. And by the way, the ladies who are doing the serving are getting a wonderful thrill out of the work they are doing. The young guests are doing their part to make the meal serv. ing a pleasure and worthwhile by helping in every way they can. The boys put up the chairs and do errand jobs, the girls wash and dry the dishes while the ladies are eating their din- ner. Of course, there is nothing strange about this: but, the child- ren seem to enjoy the dish wash- ing. It has always been that way that is, away from home. ]BARBE AGREE ON HOUR AND PRIC CODE (Aug. 17, 1933) A code in harmony with the N.R.A. program was adopted at a meeting here, Friday afternoon! by the barbers of the towns in this section, which will become effective Monday, Aug. 14. It was also agreed at this meet- ing that the price on shaves be advanced to 20c, and haircuts, 35c. Other prices remained prac- tically the same; massages and shampoos, 25c; tonics, 15c; singes, 25c. (1960--Prices now are: haircuts $L25; shaves, $1.00.) Receive Grant Of $25,000.00 (January 21, 1937) Local WPA workers will be put on jobs soon as the result of local authorities receiving word that their $25,000 project which had been approved last Novem- ber had money now available. The first work to be done will include the removal of old trees and an extensive tree trimming campaign while the weather con. ditions are unfit for street work. The gravelling of practically all side streets not included in the projects submitted to the gov- ernment last year for paving, will be undertaken this spring as soon as weather conditions are suitable. In addition to this gravelling, the state aid road starting at the south end of Spring street will be gravelled as far north as the Rothwell lumber yard where it will stop as the paving project begins at that point This work will not be undertaken, however, until weather conditions are fav- orable. Henry Volle, a member of the city council, who has been quite active on street and alley work, informs us that the council has not given up hope of securing federal aid on both the square and the 60 blocks of (Inn- 26, 1939) The approval of a WPA grant of $10,120.00 was received by Mayor C. L. Frazier, Saturday, in a message from Senator James Hamilton Lewis, who stated that the Works Project Administration had placed the recreational pro- ject, started last year, on the ap- proved list. The project approved is one which has been partially com- pleted but was held up due to the lack of sufficient funds. The land which is being reclaimed as a recreational park lies alongside the north of the Illinois Central on the southwest edge of the city and comprises a tract of 8 acres. This spot, known as the Van Hise pond, was part of a larger tract owned by the Vonderlieth estate, who made an agreement with the city to give them the eight acres next to the railroad right-of-way, if the city would abandon the street and alley plotting of the section, which would give them their land in one plot. The pond part of the land has been an eye-sore for a number of years, and had been used as a dumping ground. It had been planned to flood the pond with water this win- ter to form an ice rink, but the condition of it made this im- possible but by next winter a modern outdoor rink should be the mecca of all ice skaters in this section, if the weather con- ditions permit it. SALES TAX INTO EFFECT IN ILLLINOIS IN 19 (AprU S, 19) The sales tax which to effect in the State last Saturday, has had week of operation, and one is particularly it, very little been done. The merchants of ML are adhering to plan of starting their cents, and making th ups -- 10c to 33c; and 68c to $1.00. This plan has nicely, and most of chants from what kept of the tax, running just about most cases found cents short. Some folks who ing more than one 5c find it more profitable at a time, although more inconvenient. It is way with bread at a time and they Some are em treat system on 5c void the penalty. their eatables when 10c and pay Talk about nies  a lot of beginning to realize penny really is. TOO CLOSE FOR (July 13, We see by the Harry G. Wible of died last the closest we want reading our own lationship was COMPLIMENTS AND BEST WISI4 A SvCCZSSrVL CELEBRATION CHARLOTTE'S BEAUTY CHARLOTTE M. ST. PIERRE A. J. ST. PIERRE CHIROPRACTOR Our best wishes go to all our friendS_. Mount Pulaski and the surrounding  as they celebrate the 125th Anniv er of the founding of their town. MAY YOUR CELEBRATION BE A GlqlIL SUCCESS I International Harvester Dealer Part and Service Tractors  Trucks m LATHAM IMPLEMEHT LATHAM. ILL