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14---TIMESoNEWS, Mmmt PulaskL 111. THUBSDAY, JULY 20, 1961 Sil-Tennial Opening-- (Continued from page 1) A "nigger"-drop will be operat- ed on the square with Kenny Johnson in charge. A water fight will be staged, sack race in charge of Orville Fulk and Ivan Leimbach. A tug- o-war will be in charge of Mel Singley. ntier Here Friday Old Settlers Day will be held on Friday afternoon when Sec- retary of State, Charles F. Car- pentier, will be the principal Speaker. He will be introduced by Nicholas Hubbard, who served in Illinois Senate with Mr. Car- The afternoon's program will open with the Kitchen Band in action, followed by contests, such husband calling, hog calling, pun intended), and nail driv- contest for women. The chorus will sing two numbem. Kenneth Johnson will the program and a wel- address will be given by Mayor, Elmer Schaffenacker. Balloon KnmLion Then comes the treat that all youngsters have been look- forward to  the balloon as- cension. Capt. Eddie Allen, who been going up in balloons 1912, will go up about 2,000 in his 55x90 foot balloon and out. The balloon is filled with an safety pump with Capt. standing inside the balloon it is being filled, holding torch to heat the air and keep the balloon catching on tire. SHOW AT BUILDING Friday afternoon from 2 to 8 Garden Club will hold their Flower Show at the '-on North Washington Bill Tatham is here. for the en- with more rides a new and more kiddie rides. will get a big break (and will pop and mom) for rides entire week will be cut to instead of 25c. The Chamber Of Commerce has a special ar- r.ngement with Tatham. Parade--- Saturday, the closing day, July gth, will probably bring Sil. Tennial goers their greatest thrill big Sil-Tennial parade, at 2 o'clock. Harold Mann marshal. Mount Pulaski parades have been cutstanding year but this year will far any of the past ones. the number of entries much larger, but they will be varied and the parade line- will be a record.breaker. galore, will be along the of march to keep the crowds a 94-piece band from the high school band, the School & Colony Band and Teams, will enliven the line march. This parade is a must you should see. Drill teams will perform ater the parade and musical numbers fill out the afternoon. Beard IudgJng Then at 7 o'clock that evening ll-important Beard Judging take place from the free-act platform. Them am many entries this event and a lot of good brush will be on display, finely combed, and with a sheen that would do a movie star proud. Winding up the acts on the al)peatform from 8 ,to 9 will be the arance of the Sweet Adelines and Men's Barbershop group from Decatur. They will stage an ae concert, fitting their num- into a program that will pot- the different periods in his- Grand Ball The grand climax will be the appearance of the Tex Beneke daace band which will play, for the Grand Ball, starting at 9:00 O'clock. This event sponsored by the Junior Woman s Club will be a crowning gesture to windup a marvelous week of entertainment and enjoyment. Tickets for this me $4.00 per couple. The Home Bureau Antique to be held in the building of the First National Bank Big Picture Edition Aug. 3 The Times-News following its custom of printing pictures of Fall Fiesta floats and side- tights, will pubUah another edition of this kind' ofoag with its regular issue of the paper on Augtmt 3. In addition to the scm of picture, of every description covering the Sll-TmmiaL there will be a list of of 1 the vbdtoa who signed the regtstor at hldquartem in tim b/g tsnt. Any additional copies that anyone desh should be ord- ered at the tent,  at Times. News, g nmne and ad- dress. Price for additieuof ies will be 25 marled anT- whore. will be ready for a week of in. teresting looking when the Sil- Tennial opens. Headquarters Maintained Headquarters will be maintain- ed in the east end of the big block-long dance tent on the south side of the square. The Chamber of Commerce in cooper- ation with the Sil-Tennlal groups and hospitality committees will have a place for visitors to reg- ister. Mrs. Gayland Green and the Times-News will have their publications available for sale here during the celebration as long as they last. Ice water will also be available in the tent. Ken- neth JOhnson is in charge of this l operation. Folks are asked to decorate graves at the cemetery for next Sunday when special Vesper Ser. vices will be held at 4:30. The flag will be flying all week a- top Memorial Hill. Sky Divers To Thrill Crowds Sil-Tennial visitors have some thrills in store for them on Bar- becue Day (Wednesday, July 26) when the famous Dixie Sky Divers put on an aerial exhibition start- ing at 1:30 p.m. The Dixie Sky Divers are mere. hers of a Parachute Club at Clemson College, South Carolina. They are bringing their most i seasoned performers to assure the i !crowds of a fine exhibition. The! jumps will be made from altitud- es of from 5,200 feet up, falling 3,000 feet after leaving their plane before they open their parachutes. It takes a jumper only 10 seconds to fall from 5,000 feet to 2,200 feel They will jump one at a time, hand in hand (separating before opening their chutes), and will also attempt the difficult stunt of midair baton passing while in free fall. The high altitude jumps will be made with the jumpers carry- ing smoke bombs so ground ob- servers may watch the fall. Just what spot they will land will be more or less determined by the direction the wind in blowing. -Taxi Service There will be Taxi Service sponsored by the Walther Lea- guers of the Zion Lutheran chur- ch, from noon on, every day of the week of the Sil-Tennial cele- bration with headquarters at the Copeland & Hild Mobil Service Station, north of the Bowling Al- ley. The young people will cruise about the city on the alert for passengers who may have to park too far out to walk to the square. Rides will also be available after all the programs on the square and at the Pageant. Any- one who wants a ride any place in the city should contact the fill- ing station. Phone SW2.5619. No charges but a donation will be acceptable. Help Parking Problem Folks living in the city might well help the traffic problem by leaving their cars in their garage unless they are needed. This we are sure would help the traffic problem. And besides, why not take a taxi when you need to get here or them. Nickelodeon To Be Brought To Ufe A very interesting feature of the Sil-Tennial will be an oldtime Nickelodeon, sponsored by the Mt. Pulaski Rotary Club. There will I be shows every night except Sun- i day and Tuesday, with a serial "Roaring Rails" featuring Buster Keaton. One part of the serial WALKING ON A CLOUD!! That "walking ms a lmsd" hmUng is otto of life's greaWst thrills I It ummll T comes w/th tim aehievemeut of sonm goaL loug sought.., tim realizaUou of a dream, loug L Very seldom, though, does Just "dzNmtng" or ant other form of wishful g, My itself, peduce this hpy nmult. UsuallT it 4llm   pctiml, put. mb. S7 saving a pm.dehmnlnod part of every woek's pay is the surest way to fulfill your heart's deelro l If you have the will, we will have the way to accomp- lish almost any aim that requires money. Your consistent savings plus our liberal interest willl add up fast! THE FARMERS BANK Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Mount Illinois will be shown each night for 4 nights, along with the feature picture. The admission charge for the regular show will be five cents except when the serial is showing or when there is a double feature at which time the admission will be ten cents. Popcorn, fresh roasted peanuts, and soft drinks dispensed by Bob Hamm and his committee will contribute to the spirit of the occasion. All pictures will be of the old time silent type. Harry Lucas will boss the large staff of projection operators. Mus. ic will come from an old coin- operated piano into which movie- goers will be allowed to place their own nickels. Lee Taylor, chairman of the ,music and publicity comra obtained this music aPpa: r. # from Clark Waldemier, musl t, rector for the Cerro Gordo soJ | S who makes a hobby of coll old coin-operated player P'" J and other old.fashioned m t boxes. Nick Hubbard, hea s the building committee, chosen the Kiick building o ; southwest comer of the squm' . the theater. Gene Downing, | eral chairman will keep traCl [ the nickels. Some of the feat: will be "Back Stage" with  old Lloyd; "Criminals" stair [ Laurel & Hardy; "Laughing u featuring Charlie Chaplin', $ "Missing Millionaire" with  las Fairbanks, Sr. There  many others. LANGELLIER'S in Lincoln The Home of A-I USED CARS --SEE=- Ray Hanslow Local Sales Representative! '60 FORD FAIRLANE, "500" Fordor V-8, Radi Heater, Fordomatic and Whitewall Tires '60 FALCON TUDOR. The economy car of all compacts. One with automatic - one wi standard shift. '59 FORD, CUSTOM "300"" Fordor. We have 2 of these - one six cylinder, one eiaht - _l%t. with power-steering, radio, heate, and Fosu" omatic. '58 FORD, CUSTOM 300, Fordor. A local car  tip-top condition, with all the equipment. '58 CHEVROLET 4.DOOR STATION wAGON' cylinder, with power-glide, a real clean w ag`" '57 MERCURY Montclair Fordor . 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