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|, I1," ul, ue 0 e  NNIAL EDITION (Times-News, ML Pulask nL) THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1961 ODISTS--- REBEKAH LODGE WAS ORGANIZED -00age) IN YEAR 1893 WITH 65 MEMBERS By Grace Baker l On Dec. 7th, 1893, with the sup- I Grand. Sister Anna Globe who port of the Odd Fellows the Cen- makes her. home in .the .Ma1"y try1 Rhknh IMc I Wn in l Henry iurslng flume In Lincoln ................. ' .... " " w f stituted. To obtain a charter it l at this date,  a GLn tnSupport- er oI Ine lloole L a a. lster was necessary to have at least 10j..,^ v,.. served as De -',,h, "v So in ...c ..,,,,. v,.; members, fl e of each sex. i ,a, t, o*ll h the w,hekah I Grand Master durng the year. .""." "..'--'" .'" /.Z'rand' Dr John Riggs was made a mem- uouge, me i)epartmenr  ' ' +o 'o durin,, t ,o -oo- Master E. R. Whitney was called .......... 6 , ., .,- in to institute a Charter. on Nov. 20, 1903. Mrs. Walter In years prior to 1893 the Riggs was also made a member. Ladies received honors of the de- During the year ot 1905, Cent. gree by having husbands, who ral Rebekah Lodge was extended were members of the Scarlet De- an invitation to attend the, and gree. )articipate in, the parade at the plate. At 9 p.m. the Grand Ball started. Professor Null's Six-Piece band played for the Ball. Tickets were $1.00. The building committee for the beautiful Hall was as follows: H. F. Gordon, R. H. Downing and Jas. Roulean. The officers of the Odd Fellows Lodge No. 454 at this dedication were as follows: Noble Grand, A. G. Glose; Vice Grand, F. W. Field; Recording Secretary, G. H. Hubbard; Financial Secretary, J. H. Shrader, and Treasurer, M. J. Myers. Sister Ltda Downing was the Noble Grand of Central Rebekah Lodge 313, when the Hall was dedicated. Sister Clara Gordon V. JOHN E. MUIR 26, 1959 and should by early fall of of the work has been Volunteer workers and Who have helped in deserve a great deal of church will cost a- including furniture not be built by a con- ' less than $225,000, the furnishings. The Committee consists of Chairman, Pastor, Rev. uir; Roy Beckers, Dale Walter Dannenberger, Roland Halstead, Dr. H. Dean Scott, Melvin Streentz and Mrs. Voile. has a total mem- )! 266 and a Sunday 161. The people called are proud of their of this com. are happy for the they have had to Good News" in our the past 120 years forward with a of anticipation to con- work of "Kingdom in the years that lie PASTOR " CLIFFORD SMITH , CHt00C'-- orn a-preceding page) i" Rev. C. Schmidt, 1880.1881. i e Rev. M. Duering, 1881 to  v. Alfred Freyschmidt, l.e'v. Bruno Garten, 1892" ]e1894Re.v. John Jacob Hoffman ' Bru "I " no Garten, 1894- l'_ v- Frederick Stoebener, W w, '-"].'V. Nathan i el S. Luz, Paul yon Toerne, 1909 I v" Alfonse A. Marohn, llv. Charles S. Bream, .I_ lv. W. N. King, 1924- ' Rev. F. R. Ludwig, 1933- Rev. Ray O. Zumsteln, PERSONNEL the church bit. Pulaski having the required number of candidates, they were granted a Charter on Dec. 7th, 1893. At this date 65 Brothers and Ladies were found eligible to become members of this New Founded Lodge. The following Brothers were then appointed by the Grand Master to fill the Chairs: Brother W. M. McCormick as Grand Ward- en; Brother Jas. R. Miller, Grand Secretary; Brother AI O'Conner as Grand Marshal; Insid Guardian Brother J. W. Ball; Right Sup- porter to the Grand Master was Dr. P. H. Oyler. Brother Al Myers was appointed as Left Supporter of the Grand Master; Brother Whitaker was Grand Treasurer; Brother Fryer was Grand Secre- : tary. After the Grand Secretary read the Dispensation and the Grand Marshal reported all present were eligible and obligated to become members in the Rebekah Lodge. The initiation team for this Initi- ation of these new members were the Brothers and Sisters of Re- bekah No. 9, the Orphans Home Lodge of Lincoln, Illinois. The following officers were then elected to fill the chairs: Noble Grand, Sister Mae O'Con- net; Vice Grand, Sister Sarah Horn; Recording Secretary, Sis- ter Claudia Fryer; Financial Sec- retary, Sister Flora Deboice, and Treasurer, Sister Ralston. Noble Grand's Supporters were Sister Mary Fryer, Left Supporter, and Brother Dr. P. H. Oyler as her Right Supporter. Vice-Grand ap- pointed her supporters as fol- lows: Brother Horn, Right sup- porter; Left Supporter, Sister Alice Snyder, Conductor, Sister Ida Stilley; Warden, Sister Louise Drobisch; Chaplain, Brother Charles Willbanks; Outside Guardian, Brother J. W. Ball; In- side Guardian, Brother O'Conner. The following Brothers and Sis- ters were then appointed to serve on the Constitution and By-Laws as a Committee: Brothers, Myers and Oyler; Sisters Fryer, Arnold and Snyder. The membership at this time was 65 members. Ten years from that date, the membership was 162. Throughout these years many interesting things took j place as in the year of 1907, the month, of April, "Queen Esther I Lodge initiated into this lodge! 25 candidates. Sister Alma Con-! nolley was Noble Grand dur- I ing six months of the year, and] Siste___r H__elen Ralston w Vl__.,l know as the Church Council, is j made up of twelve members who re elected by the congregation at its annual meeting and serve a term of three years. The pres- ent Council is: Trustees - Harry S. Martin, Jr., Harold Mann, and Kenneth Brooker; Deacons - Le- land Simkins, Wilbur Glick, Wal- ter Hagenbuch, Jr., Harry Hfld, W. Herschel Vandevender, Harry VanHook, Loy Dunn, Earl Jack- son and Robert Steinfort. The Officers of the Congrega- tion are: President, The Rev.v. Ra y O. Zumstein (ex-offieio); Vice- President, Herschel Vandevender; Secretary, Kenneth Brooker; Treasurer, Walter A. Sehafer; Fin- ancial Secretary, Mm Marie Van Hook. The Organist is Mrs. Fern Stuart; the Choir Directors are, Mrs. Elizabeth Zumstein and Daniel 3. McNabb. The General Superintendent of the Sunday School is Herschel Vandevender. Departmental Sup- erintendents are: Adult - James Buehler, with John Zumstein as Assistant; Primary - Mrs. Louise Dunn, aisted by Mrs. Evelyn Buehler. dedication of the New Court House in Lincoln, Illinois. Laura Connolley was serving as Noble Grand at the time. The year of 1911 was a memor- able one as the Odd Fellows had finished building their new hall. It was completed and ready for dedication April 19th on Wednes. day. The Odd Fellows extended an invitation to the General Pub- lic to attend the dedication. The Hall is located on the northwest corner of the square. At 3:30 p.m. on April 19, the new Hall was dedicated, and the Grand Representative, Honorable W. W. Groves gave the address. At 5:30 p.m. that evening the Banquet started and it lasted until 8:30 p.m. Professor Null's orchestra supplied the music for the dedi- cation and banquet. The price of the banquet tickets was $1.00 pc! was Vice Grand. During these early years all officers held their offices 6 months at a time. Re- bekahs of each Lodge are proud of their membership in this won- derful Fraternal Organization. The Rebekah's help support the two Odd Fellows Homes in Illi- nois, the Children's Home in Lin- coln, and the Old Folks Home in Mattoon, Ill. Our local Lodge is interested in all civic, and com- munity affairs. They help sup- port them financially as well as otherwise. Within the Order the Activities are supported by the Rebekah Lodge. The Education- al Foundation is just one of th r many activities supported by all Lodges sending funds to help support this cause. From the year of 1893 to th year of 1911 the Rebekah'j held their meetings in the Msonic Hall, located on the east slde of the square. During these early years the Rebekahs had many sacrifices to make in order to keep their Lodge prospering. Travel was a problem at times, but nothing swayed their beliefs and their faith in their Lodge. As each Noble Grand goes out of office, she is presented with a Past Noble Grand Jewel Pin. The Past Noble Grand's have an act- ve group which they call the Past Noble Grand Club. Their aim is to remember the needy and render assistance where it is needed and when it is needed. The club holds their meetings ', once a month. :: Sister Ada Suedmeier holds the oldest membership of 66 years; Anna Glose0 61 years; Laura Connolley, 61 years; Sad- ie Buckles, 55 years; Blanche I Jarvis, 54 years; Georgia Tribbet, i54 years; William Binder, 53 years; Jennie Birks, 52 years; :! Maude Mann 52 years; Isadore Tomlinson, 50 years; Jennie Hol- : lerback 50 years; Pearl Glose, 49 :i. years; Bessie Glso, 45 years; Earl Holmes, 44 years; Florence '; Broughton, 43 years; Lottte Hahn, 40 years; Chloe Jenner, 40 years; (: Bessie Kinert, 40 years; Dessta Reiser, 40 years. lhset Officers Officers elected for the year of 1961, are: Noble Grand, Mildred Wilham; Vice Grand, Mae Robin- son; Recording Secretary, Mary Veech; Treasurer, Marge Kuhns; Financial Secretary, Grace Bak- :: er; Musician Nelle Vandevender; Junior Past Noble Grand, Ethel Downing. The modern homes of today, filled with conveniences and beautiful in every respect, are a far cry from the simple log cabins that housed the first residents of Mount Pulaski 125 years ago. We take real pride in the homes we have constructed in our city, and we believe they are a step forward for the community. As the Sil.Tennial Celebration approaches, we take this opportunity to say "'THANK YOU" to our many friends and customers and to Con- gratulate the Community on 125 Years of Progress. EVERETT KOEHLER, Builder Phone 792-3317 Mount Pulaski We've Helped Build