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---81L.1'[R3DU, EDITJ[0W (X*wl, Xt. Pulaski, m.) I'E01SDAT, JlKT IS, INI nt Pulaski Schools Always Rated High in 1930 was 145 compared to 105 in 1920 and 205 in 1961. A pro- jection based on current element- ary enrollment within the pres- ent district shows a growth to Mount Pulaski 260-280 by 1966 and 1967. District was organ- West of the high school are will be enjoying three modern blacktop tennis of occupancy in part courts surrounded by a high wire building in 1962. fence. These courts are as modern 1912, the board of as any in the state and are used elected for the new by the tennis teams coached by d it was during 1912 Don Olsen. old part of the high A baseball field at the city erected at a cost of park, constructed and maintained the last addition by the high school, is used for the building at a the spring and fall schedules of O'clock on Wednesday the Hilltoppers teams. The district recently acquired 21, 1913, in the the Scroggin property just south at Mt. Pulaski, the of the school. The large residence Commencement Ex- on the land was torn down to held. Graduates of make way for future expansion. Were: George Meister, A small baseball field used by Grace Grif- the Little Leaguers has been con- Nicholas Hub- structed on the west part of this Alspach, Guy Scrog- property. Purviance and Clar- The home economics depart- Tho high school ment at the high school was consisted of G. E. modernized a short time ago and A. Perrin, Marie is one of the finest in the state. V. Lindsey. The lists C. T. An. O. W. Mayer, PRINCIPAL August Unland, H. West and Charles the enactment of the high school law in Pulaski High School three fully recog- Schools in the county, the reorganization of high schools and the follow- Pulaski continu- organized in 1912 is still operat- title of Mount Pul- High School. In First Class records show the Chhool graduates to e class of 1888 with Mary Douglas, Frank Gay and In 1889 there and in graduate, Kat- LEE IL TAYLOR in 1891 there and except there was no 1960-61 HIGH SCHOOL number of gradu- FACULTY MEMBERS a gradual increase classes of near 50 The staff at the high school for each year. the term was as follows: Curriculum Mr. Atchison, Spanish and Ger- at the high man been sound Dale Broughton, Commercial brought changes Mrs. Richard Edwards, English, from the North and Speech state and the col- Mrs. Floyd Kelly, Home Ec changed to James Koch, Coach and Drivers Standards. The suo Education gradtates in taking Harry Lucas, Science citizens in the so- Harry Manes, History States is a Miss Mansfield, Girls PE and in which all peo- Commercial may share. Miss Clara Martin, Latin and academic field Library been able to Dan McNabb, Vocal Music but in ath- Don Olsen, Biology and Ass't. other activities Coach their own, against Herbert Stivers, Shop and In- in many cases, dustrial Arts has of course seen Claus Tanner, Band first principal Mrs. William Tate, Typing and was L. Office Secretary principal Herschel Vandevender, Math ing Mr. Fulwiler Mr. Willison, English Wrigley, L.L. The janitors are Harve Robin- Present principal, son and Darrell Knauer. The bus present faculty drivers are Mike Koehler and men sharing mus- Carleton Drake. the grade and members who rHS DISTRICT their 30th year remainder of the ANNEXES 9,960 ACRES down in years of school to (June 23, 1955) who have Meeting in Lincoln on Friday, r first year of June 17, the Logan County Board of School Trustees at I0:45 p.m. voted 5 to 2 in favor of a peti- $31,000,000 tion with 91 signatures, asking of the district in to disconnect 9,960 acres of land shows that from the Warrensburg-Austin" 13 elementary Latham-Kenney Community Unit located School District No. 11, and an- School district, nexation to the Mount Pulaski public school township high school district. The Private school action was taken in executive high school session. -  valu- The trustees favoring the peti- tion were Clem Garton, Edward and the tax Schmidt, Charles Maaks, Corn- the assessed modore Sparks and Austin W. the levy Schaffenacker. Voting against rate is 43.9 approval of the petition were: Bock and Thompson. MOUNT PULASKI HIGH PLACED FIRST SCHOOL BUS ON ACCREDITED UST OF U. of l. SmVlCE 1923 TRACK TEAM MADE FINE SHOWING According to the Logan County Messenger, Mount Pulaski high school tracksters made a fine showing in the county meet in 1923. Some of the winners were: Roman Romer, who was second in the 50-yard dash, and third in the 100-yard dash. He also won third in the 220. Zelle won the 440-yard dash in 58 115 seconds. Keith Tomlinson won the 880- yard dash in 2 minutes 15 3]5 seconds. Also third in high jump. Bob Keck placed second in the 220 low hurdles. Lane placed second in tmjle vaulting. Foster Morris won third in shot put. Billington won third in the javelin throw. Mount Pulaski's relay team of Keck, Romer, Zelle and Lane, won the event in 1 minute 43 2t5 sec. onds. It was a half mile event. MUSIC INSTRUCTORS FROM SPRINGFIELD (A, 1918) The Board of Education has a contract with the Springfield [conservatory of Music by which they furnish rooms, etc., for the instructors to give private in- structions in music and the mus. ic instructors in turn train the orchestra. Prof. Paul Vernon from the Conservatory gives from 1 to 2 days per week instruction to the orchestra and Miss Ken- nedy, private instruction on the piano and plays piano at public entertainments for the school. Mr. Vernon gives private instruc- tion on the violin. --Lo. Co. School Messenger OFFERED (Sept. 16, 1937) Mount Pulaski high school will have the services of a school bus at their beck and call this pres. ent school term, following a de- cision by the board of education at a Friday night meeting. An agreement was reached with Virgil Hooe of Illiopolis, whereby he furnishes and oper- ates the bus in carrying pupils in the rural areas to and from school each day. This will be done at a charge of $1.00 per week, which is much cheaper than driving one's own car. Grade school pupils will also be hauled on the same basis. The bus will be used exclus- ively for extra curriculum activ- ities such as basketball trips, glee club and other group activities which require transportation. This step of the board is a forward looking one and will eliminate the problem of finding suitable transportation to carry out these essential services. HONOR SOCIETY FORMED AT MPTHS (March 21, 1957) Monday of this week, the Hill- top Chapter of the National Hon- or Society was formed at the Mount Pulaski High School. This is the first time that the local school has had an Honor Society. Members of the Chapter chosen from the Senior Class were: John Ey, Lowell McKinley, Marjorie Ulmer, Sonja Weller, Donna Ayers, Linda Stivers, Elizabeth Ann Roos, and Ann Hargrave. Junior class members are Bill Stoutenborough, Gaylo Miller, Judith Schahl, Janet Rohlfs and Carol Biesemeier. Miss Clara Martin is their ad. visor. TEACHERS SALARIES $90 A MONTH---1939 The average salaries paid to teachers in Logan county for the school year of 1939-1940, were: Rural teachers: $7270 or ,$90.00 per month; Village Ele. mentary teachers, $818.52; Vill- age Elementary principals, $995.66; City Elementary teach- ers, $1,157.10; city elementary principals and superintendents, $1704:28; high school teachers, $1520.23; high school principals $2085.00. Welcome to the Mount Pulaski Sil-Tennial Celebration July 22-29 The following letter was re- ceived Wednesday: Urbana, Illinois, Dec. 23, 1913 Prin. L. F. Fulwiller, ML Pulaski, Ill. Dear Mr. Fulwiller: It so happens that I am able to gratify your wishes in regard to accrediting your school. I take pleasure in enclosing a copy of the schedule of credits recently approved by the Council of Ad- ministration. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a success. ful year in your new school, I am Yours very sincerely, H. A. Hollister. High School Vfzitor O. of L The Schedule of Credits referr- ed to shows a total of 19 credits twarded the local school. Sixteen only are required for graduation here, and 15 for entrance to the University of Illinois. It seems that fortune is smil- ing from all direction upon our new school. The recent decision of the Supreme Court, removing our legal complications, the vic- tory last week in basketball, and now comes the best of all, the re- port that our class room work has passed the inspection of the high school visitor, and we have been placed on an equality as far as the standard of our work is con. cerned with the best high schools in the state. Mr. Hollister inspected the work of the school about a month ago. and recommended to the Board of Administration of the State University that the work of the Mt. Pulaski Township high school be recognized as up to the stand- ards required by the University. The credits awarded are as fol- lows:- Algebra, one and one-half. Plain Geometry, one. Solid Geometry, one and one- half. English Composition, one. English Literature, two. Latin, four. Ancient History, one. English and United States History, one. Civics, one-half. Business Law, one-half. Commercial Georgraphy, one- half. Physiography, one.half. Physics, one. Chemistry, one. Botany, one.half. Zoology, one-half. Physiology, one-half. Mechanical Drawing, one-half. Agriculture, one. ant part of the student's research at the finger- tips. --Times-News Photo. es Entering Appreciate er'doll. AT M]MrIL5 is now quite modem in every respect and has been improved and re- in recent to make it LATHAM APPROVES SCHOOL MERGER (Oct. 17, 1946) In a special election held at Latham, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1946, the organization of a community consolidated school district in the Latham area was approved by a vote of 68 to 31. There were four rural districts which voted 35 to 30 in favor of the proposition, and the Latham grade district vote was 33 to 1 for the merger. Districts involved are Two Mile Grove, Colvin, Deavers, Walnut Grove and Latham grade.