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.--SIL-TENNIAL EDITION (Times-News, Mr. PulaskL IlL) THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1961 Lloyd I.. Hargis Retires After 28 Years As Princpal I (May 31, 1956) Principal Lloyd L. Hargis, who sometime ago announced his re- tirement from the teaching pro- fession after 41 years spent in that endeavor, had as a counter- part for his retirement year, the honor of having the largest graduating class in Mount Pul- aski Township High School's his- tory--49. His presentation of this record-breaking class tonight at the commencement exercises, will mark his last official connection with MPTHS. Mr. Hargis was well-equipped for his chosen profession, gradu- ating from Paris, Ill. high school in 1915. He then taught in the rural schools of Edgar county from 1915 to 1918. By a coinci- denee, he taught one of the schools in Edgar county which his father had taught 37 years previous -- in 1878. And it was here that he taught several pupils whose parents had been pupils of his father. He served as superintendent of grades and high school at Red- mon, Ill., 1919-20 and 1921-23. It was while there that he complet- ed a two-year course at Eastern State College in 1921. In 1924, he received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois, and in 1930 received the A.M. degree from the U. of I. He came to Mount Pulaski high school in 1929 from five year tenure as principal of the McLean community high school. In 1930 he had a part- time assistantship at the Uni- versity of Illinois during the sum- mer months and did some teach- ing in the History of Education. Down through the years of his teaching endeavor, Lloyd took LLOYD L. HARGIS time out to become engaged and married to Miss Helen Harman of Charleston, in 1924. Three chil- dren, all of whom graduated un- der him while serving as princi- pal here, are: Robert Norman, Chicago, elec- tronics engineer with Motorola. He is married and presented the Hargis' with their first grand- children. $erald Kent, Lewistown, Mon- tana, who is a Boy Scout Execu- tive for several counties in Mon- tana, and was marrried to Barbara Ann Struening, of Lin- coln. (Now of Columbia, Mo.) Barbara Ellen, Springfield, is an art teacher in public schools there. (Now married and living in Peoria.) Several bits of data relative to Prin. Hargis' years of service here, will be of considerable interest. Twenty.four persons graduat- ing in 1930 or ater whose chil- dren attended Mount Pulaski high school while Mr. Hargis was Principal: 1930--Charles Anderson, Albert Grathwohl, I.e McCain, Dorothy Connolley, Everly Mittlesteadt, Mildred Norris. 1931--Sammy Bertoni, Vincent Ey. 1932---Carl Brachear, Michael Drake, Lloyd Marshall, Harold Scroggin, Virginia Clear, Marjorie LalVlar. 1934--Elbert Ayers, Eugene Weckel. 1935---Emagene Buckles. 1936--Harry Milner. 1938--Earl Phillips. 1939--Marilyn Mueller, Mar- celia Wilson, Emagene Veech, Ruth Earline Tendick. HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT at Mount Pulaski Township High School was entirely re- modeled and brought up to date in recent years HILLTOPPERS WON DISTRICT IN 1922 Basketball results which we gathered from the Logan County School Messenger, edited by the County Superintendent E. H. Lukenbill back in 1922, showed Mount Pulaski high winning the district that year. The event was held at Lincoln College and W. C. Handlin was the manager. All county teams and Clinton, Waynesville, DeLand and Arm- ington, were in the tourney. They beat Beason 47 to 8. In the district finals in 1923 Mount Pulaski eliminated Lincoln  19.12. This team met Villa Grove and lost a heart-breaking one pointer. Villa Grove went on to win the state. Mount Pulaski was eliminated again the next year by Athens which went to the state and won second place. Mount Pulaski High won the i county tourney in 1926 and in 1932.  LATHAM KENNEY, AND j WARRENSBURG FORM UNIT (Oct. 30. 1947) The first Community Unit School District to be organized in Logan county came into being Monday when the school districts of Latham, Kenney and Warrens- burg, together with Austin town- ship, voted 670 to 154 in favor of such a district. The territory and schools in- volved are in three different counties---Kenney being in De. Witt; Warrensburg and Austin, in Macon, while Latham is in the southeastern part of Logan coun- ty. and is now an unusually attractive feature of the high school's curriculum.--Times-News Photo. MOUNT PULASKI STUDENTS RATED 4 POINTS ABOVE AVERAGE AT U. of I. 1911 FACULTY OF GRADE AND HIGH The faculty of the Mount Pul- aski schools at this writing in 1911, is as follows: W. T. Skinner, Superintendent and Principal of the high school; Grace Headley, Instructor of Eng- lish and History; H. E. Ross, In. structor in Science; R. V. Lindsey, 8th grade and Superintendent of Music; Anna Leisch, 7th grade; Florence Wynd, 6th grade; Sen. hie Hassett, 5th grade; Ada Franklin, 4th grade; Lucy Tutwil- er, 3rd grade; Elnora McDonald, 2rid grade; Annetta Rigdon, 1st grade. The following facts are taken from the 1910 report of the high school: Pupils in the 9th grade, 21; 10th grade, 8, llth grade, 10; 12th grade, 9. Total enrollment 48; average daily attendance, 38; total graduates, 8; number of years in course of study, 4; high-, est monthly wages paid, $1720; lowest monthly wages paid, $60; volumes in library, 300. HAROLD HARGRAVE BUYS SCHOOL BUS (Dec. 23, 1937) Harold Hargrave has purchas- ed the school bus from Virgil Hooe and will operate the same schedule as has been carried out. Mr. Hargrave will continue to make side trips to whatever points desired and parties con. i templating trips should get in touch with him as early as poss- ible to avoid conflicting dates. (December, 1933) A recent report received from the University of Illinois by the authorities of the Mount Pulaski Township high school, shows that the students from Mount Pulaski attending the university made excellent records. The re- port is based upon the work done by students from the school year 1927-1928 to the school year 1931.1932. A total of 10,123 stu- dents was involved in the invest- igation. The average grade for all the pupils of the university was 81.68; the average for those un- iversity students graduating from Chicago public schools was 8L37 for students from public high schools of the state of Illinois outside Chicago, 81.80; for stu- dents from private schools or academies, 79.62; for students from the Mount Pulaski Town. ship High School, 85.94. Ten graduates of the Mount Pulaski Township High School have made the honor roll at the University of Illinois since 1926. 53% Do A-B Work In another item the Mount Pulaski school made a surpris- ing high score. About 23% of all university students do A or B grade. Nearly 53% of the Mount Pulaski graduates have done ]Report Tells of IEady Schools II Logan Among the earliest the county were Thoma net and William of whom taught in the neighborhood. The afterwards County later County Judge, cumbent of the latter when he died in 1857. William Copeland, best as "Uncle Billy", was one early settlers. The school in which they taught a single door and light and air coming cracks between the Iog the pupils were John Mart Turley, Isom Birks, Cass and Leonard Early Schedule The earliest school extant in the county is out by Silas Alexander, Oct. 6, 1841, of a by him, '2)eing premises of G. W. Another Mt. schedule, still in made out by Michael teacher, Dec. 9, 1842, Mt. Pulaski schedule ,, David P. Bunn, i 1845, and filed Primm, School that time. A schedule 1, 1845, is certified to by J. M. McIntosh, was a school "kept"' what is now Lake emo Pullm The report of 1860 there were in the of Logan county, pupils. There were houses and about 100 Three of these school in Lincoln and one in The school.attending of 1860 was thus to townships, (the of townships being 278; Chester 188; Corwin 436; Oran 259; coln (not including Lincoln) 557; West including the town 375; Sheridan 140; Eminence 529; Orvil Creek 209; Laenna 140; aski 715; Elkhart 426; 89; Lake Fork 194; school 460. 6q8 Scholars The report of 1873 scholars, 173 teachers, school houses, seven houses, six graded high schools, $55,839 ers, $3,708 paid for houses and $83,631 as amount expended for purposes, during the highest monthly ers for the year work of A and B grade. Appar. and the lowest $30. ently they rank nearly 30% high- First School er than pupils from other hie, hi $. H. Beidler was schools in the number of punIsl Commissioner in 1861 receiving high grades at "the I one term. Mr. Beidler University of Illinois I tinction of being th( Lo Co School" M ...... [ Teachers' Institute -- . cc.ct, county. 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