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i iI-Tennial Opens Saturd Ol1"O KERNER COMING ON -.dam- "THE SPIRIT OF MOUNT PULASKI" AY; WILL CROWN QUEEN be 00ui,. TO BE DEPICTED IN PAGEA souvenir medallion of the occas- Car i ion will be given to every young- - .... -- ............. -:::_-=::-:-:_ ..... -: and Show with Dr. Victor Oben-ster present. Holl00# Wedne00z, Thin., haus of Chicago, a nationally- 30 ElCrR T[,rJrr CONST ood Moves And Friday Jfflernoon mmorialk"wn speaker,service highlightinghonoring Jabeza 30 TO Mounf Pula00| Devoted To 125th annni- Capps, the town's founder, as fr the Talent Contest to be held on Tuesday night from the plat- =-==-:-==----===-:-=--;-:- ..... ---:-----==--==- o! Mount Pulaski's birth well as other pioneers and per .... The Spirit of Mount immediate horizon, the sonalities who have made out- form uptown starting at 7 o'clock. By Bill Smith ing of the big event standing contributions to the The variety of the numbers which will be depicted on three nights Ceremonies community and to the world, have entered assures those attend- A first glance at the practice of the Sil-Tennial in pageantry, or the east side of Some of them are Vaughn De ing of a fine evening of diversi- for the Sil-Tennial Pageant would at the Tomlinson Recreation Cen, Leath, Frank Capps, Clarence fled entertainment. Robert Ryan remind a person of a Hollywood ter-- Wednesday, Thursday fully completed for Tomlinson, Everett Jarvis, and :of the Talent Workshop will era- movie company on location. Friday. i cee the program. Director Phyllis Edwards gives A cast of over 350 will days and evenings Lorah Lipp. instructions to those on stage from the various scenes that have ..... is working out The Sil-Tennial Pageant Chor- Pageant ThrOe Nights her portable loudspeaker as the put in story form by Gene With committee chair- us will sing three numbers un- The first of the three nights of rest of the 350 member cast sits who wrote the pageant, to breathe more der the direction of Mrs. Helen pageantry will be held Wednes- on the grass awaiting their cue. Phyllis Edwards, who is directing Hoblit. day night starting at 8:45. The The pageant chorus is seated on the production, bringing it into has taken on a gala lateness of the hour was neces- bleachers to the left of the 70- a full, and vibrant portrayal With the services of a Youth Day and . due to daylight savings and foot stage singing lustily when it the community's spirit. The nat, into action the the fact that the lighting effects is called for, or humming a rator, Dale VoUe of Latham, week, resulting in Ded[o of would be lost at an earlier hour. background for the narration. Be- graduate of the Pasadena the store fronts on and The complete personnel and cast hind them Dan McNabb pIays house in California, has a being gaily decor- TomlJnon Center of characters as well as scenes to the piano accompaniment, read- speaking voice that will add patriotic flares and a be depicted will be found on a ing the music by the light of a to the vividness of the that has a large Monday will be a "rest day" full page in this issue. Pageant flashlight, scenes. the courthouse shrine with the celebration getting in nfghts ate Wednesday, Thursday Kenny Stoll runs back and forth The pageant chorus under "Welcome! Mt. Pulas- full swing again Tuesday after- and Friday. Admission is $1.00 adjusting mikes to get just the direction of Mrs. Helen noon at Tomlinson Recreation for Adults and 50 cents for child- right sound balance. Atlanta, has been faithfully the past several POles have also been when the Youth of the community .ten. Suddenly Mrs. Edwards stops and will give the pageant a Old time stoves with will be guests at a special pro- The stage setting at the north- the action, narrator Dale Volle re- uplift. are strewn along gram. Sheriff Sid will [e on hand east corner of the Tomlinson reads the last few paragraphs, and Nine scenes will be depicted Side of the square with to entertain as will be Miss block looks quite realistic with the action goes on once again, the "Spirit of Mount from their tops Cherie, the world's youngest trap: j the 30x70 platform, huge back- this time much to the director's with the opening showing the coal buckets eze performer and a daughter Of[drop" A large tent holds the prO-pleasure" dians leaving this Illinois the. Flying Valentinos--at 2:t.[Derties_ for the mammoth, event Through all of this, author try in the year of 1836. of the Stahl stores, are One of the highlights of Youth [ and picket fencing around the Gene Clear, who has a speaking of Mount Pulaski as the kettles, used in years Day at Tomlinson Recreation| area with canvas top, makes the part in the 1900 Fourth of July seat, the Fourth of July render lard. They now Center on Tuesday of next week setting a very acceptable one. Celebration scene, sits by, and tions, the war clouds, petunias, and add will be the dedication address bY I Tickets purchased in advance you know he must feel pride as Hill", our benefactors, and side of the square. Joseph W. Hobbs, of Havana. This at either bank, Dean's Sundries this production takes to the stage, es That Make The News", store has a is a program that should be at- in front labelling in tended by the older folks as well or Connolley's Drug Store will These are the sights and sounds some of the scenes that will save you time at the gate. Tickets that greet a visitor at practice a brought to life before your Shop", while the as the youth of the community, may be purchased lor any night, week and a half before opening on these nights. store carries a large The Tomlinson block, which in- Otto Ey is in charge of ticket night. Chief Illiniwek, who does those Trading Post". Many cludes an indoor swimming pool, sales. But, as you linger to watch exciting Indian Dances at half, getting displays of an- combination roller skating and more of the show, you realize time of the football games in Other pertinent mat- dance floor as well as ommun- LIONS PI, AYIY this will be a very entertaining .Memorial Stadlam, Chain to the olden days, ity building and an entre block extravaganza, and that this:por- is a participant in the their windows, of ground which is used for com- NEXT THURSDAY trayal of Mount Pulaski history Scenes of the pageant. Ben DAY PROGRAM munity gatherings and picnic The Lions will have an after- will tell many of the reasons why sythe, present Illiniwek and day's program area, will be dedicated in mere- noon of play and cavorting on Mount Pulaskians are so proud of brother, JOhn, former be one of the top- ory of Clarence Tomlinson, Thursday, July 27 and invite the their city. With the Antique and whose generosity made this all public to come and play with You realize, too, that the many for 3 years, have been a help teaching local parade getting un- possible, them. Activities will be held on people who have volunteered to Indian dances. 2:00. The Mount Pul- high school band Mr. Hobbs, is a brilliant orator, the square and at the Tomlinson appear in the pageant have given . parade and will who has the ability to present Recreation Center. , .. much time and energy to this Antique Car .... reviewing stand to message that will deeply impress Starting at 1:00 o clock,- will De project and their only reward will the parade goes by. his audience with the magnitude a horseshoe pitching contest with be taking an active and worth- Pde parade Wright's and the privilege that the com- contestants to sign-up at 12:30 while part in the Sil-Tennial cele- will entertain for munity has been blessed witlk at the Recreation Center. John Mc- bration. Approximately 50 entries fine entertainment. He comes with the highest of Cullough is in charge. First, sec- As the practice ends and every- been received by Dalen Sltl- the evening pro- recommendations as a speaker, ond and third place awards will one lines up for the grand finale, hammer, chairman of the  the appearance of who not only furnishes his audi- be made. Entry fee is $2.00. you know you will be back on tique and Sports Car Parade a K ,ner, who is to ence with inspiration, but humor opening night to see this fine Show to be held on addre, at 8 o'clock and as well. (Continued on page 14} show presented with full scenery, opening day. Parade time is costumes and lighting effects. The parade is to form at 1:30 Quee,-,, who is to be J,ve finalists, rLANS MADE TO r43D SIO00 AT YOU know, too, that the crowds at the Recreation Center and pro' will applaud the efforts of these ceed west on Morgan which and his wife are BAREC ON WEDNESDAY home-town actors and actresses, on the north side of the gr su perat theearlierLegiOnin friedthe BEEF school. When they reach on to the Queen can- Another of the highlights f. barbershop quartet may see EAT, DRn AI etteeast street,side ofWhiChthe squal/e,runs alongthey their formals, the Sil- the week will be the big ol some action if they can get to- BF " . MERRy .I south on LMfayette to the will also be on fashioned barbecue supper that gether before pageant time. High 1ool Band  S-L WEEK side of square, then west the evening's will be served starting at 4:30 on block, then north on Washln Cars will be parked on Will be introduced. Wednesday. This event will be Then at 6:00 the 75.piece Mount will be escorted held on the square with serving Pulaski Township High School Saturday, July 22 - 4:30-7:30 p. Stage to the Grand being made on the east side of band will give an hour's concert m. Legion fried chicken supper and west sides of square and members of the Bro- the park. There will be plenty of under the direction of Claus Tan- at Legion Home. long South Washington Brush in which all shade. Five serving lanes will her. This will take place during Tuesday, July 25 5 p.m. givenJUdging'an entryEXhibitrssil-TennialWlll all expedite the service that will be the serving of the barbecue. Folks Chicken supper by Rebekahs at while the show car awards This group will given the thousands who are ex- who like good band music will Odd Fellows Hall. have their eyes opened by the Wed., uly 26--4:30--Beef Bar- consist of 24 trophies and 48 by Re pected to take advantage of this ward ribbons. " and Land- McCarthy and their outstanding meal for the old- tandard of music that these becue, east side oI square. Old- Well as Governor and time price of 50. J. D. Roberts young people produce. One of fashioned meal at an old fash. of McLean, will do the cooking their numbers will be f particu- ioned price of 50c. RECREATION SCHEDUL dance which is to with his big steam engine, lar interest to the older natives. HamThUrsdaY'supper JUlYat Zion27' 5:30LutheranP.m. theThereTomlinsonWill beRecreatlonnO skating will be held The menu will consist-of steam- It's a march composed by a form- er well-known director, the late Church. on either this Saturday afterno immediately follow- cooked beef, carrots, potatoes, Fred Null. The march written by Friday, July 28 . 4 p.m. Fish or evening, or, the March, with Bob roasting ears, bread and butter, Mr. Null is entitled, "Michigan supper by St. Thomas Aquinas urday. Also there will be no a nationally- coffee or tea. Soft drinks will be Triumphal", and is a fast-mov- Catholic Church members at the ing all during Sil-Tennial in charge, available but will be extra, ing and stirring number. Mr. Null Odd Fellows Hall. Swimming will be as usual Age Dance Andrew Wiggers, who is in " - will have an charge of the barbecue, has :had planned to be here for the Saturday, July 29 5 p.m. Fried emoon and evening except dur, !Sil.Tennial, but passed away last chicken supper at Methodist ing the big parade Saturday, to dance that same everything pretty well under con- falL Church. closing day. the Royal Tones troL However, he needs more man five-piece orchestra and woman power, especially on hop at the Recre-Wednelay morning at 8 'elok' TN starting at 8:30. The when he needs 40 men and wo- will be $1.00. men at the grade school to help Service ;prepare some of the food. Homecoming Day The Sil-Tennial Belles Kitchen holding has- Band which has made such a hit following morning over central Illinois, will open are the Methodist, with a concert at 3:00 after which [ Zion Lutheran. the Sil-Tennlal Ladies will be in- [ "" the afternoon a Ves- troduced from the platform. tt[ / is to be held at Me- will tell something relative to t . | VOL. 59 THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1961 NO, the Mount Pulaski dress period they are wearing. At . ....