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Mount Pulaski, HI, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, I96I Brouyn, To City Boston Trip ]cmum-y 14, 1937 Forty years ago Mount Pulaski an important place in the country. Twenty boys, all under 20 of age, and their band master, (a certain Prof. Meri- I think was the" name) went to Boston with the Illinois Shriners to a great jubilee stag-: ed there. Hundreds of bands par- in that memorable and marched in the huge which lasted "from one until nearly six in the evening. Can you imagine or picture bands -- some of them -- over 100 in number; oth. er bands of 40 to 50 and sorhe ust a few, numbering 20, like Mt. Pulaski band, all decked in their fine (but hot) uni- marching and playing for six hours over the streets of Boston? the month of August? After long hot weary train journey? of them didn't even get a to sleep the night before. those bands the band from home-town -- Mt. Pulaski m "tops". Just a little group of from a little town in Illi- 1ols and they made history for ; all. They not only played ex- well, but they also in a triangle, only to again into a cross  the symbols. Sbme of those too young yet to shave. Now, when 2 or more of together and start to remi- we of the younger gener- some of us grandchildren, and rather awed, wonder- as their recollections picture glories in all details so ut- r different from our ways of ELM TREES (Nov. l& 1943) or more grand old elm trees grew up with Mount Pu- furnishing not only wel- shade, but beauty to the well, have met an un- passing the past three and many of them have converted into fuel by the ax. a result of this tree catas- Theodore H. Frison, chief state natural history sur- division, Urbana; Lawr- Ass't. Chief landscape Springfield, accompan- Frank Copeland and Hen- members of the street committee decided aft-  a thorough inspection, that N primary cause of the tree was a root disease which is in the elm trees in the part of the state. , The city is preparing a pro- of tree-planting for early to replace the fallen 11 Note: They must lave lost program' SCHOOLS VOTE IN OF CONSOLIDATION (MaY 3O, 1946) Mt. Pulaski grade school and other rural districts approv- consolidation of the grade this area at the special by a vote of 147 78. The districts included in the are Ring, Buchanan, Dell, Hamilton, Scroggin, Laughery, French's Mount Pulaski grades. it with a Classified Adl TIMES-NEWS LETTERBOX Thanks, Folks ! Dear Mr. Wible: There are not any more words of praise I can find that have not been spoken about your wonder- ful Sil-Tennial edition. You and your staff can be very proud of your tireless efforts. Christina deems it a very high honor and privilege to have been a part of it, and wishes to thank you. Ever since you came to our little town you have been a help and credit to everyone and I know with God's help you will contin- ue in the future. Sincerely, Doris Hahn. July 28, 1961 Dear Sir: We want to send our hearty congratulations to you and the many people who have helped in making your Sil-Tennial such a great success. We note that the only lack of cooperation you had was the weatherman ! We also want to express our appreciation to the Keystone Kops who came up to Lincoln and par- ticipated in our Ridiculous Day activities July 26. Yours sincerely, Hal Swesey, Manager Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Aug. 1, 1961 Mr. Harry Wible, Editor Mt. Pulaski Times Mt. Pulaski, Ill. Dear Mr. Wible: I just want to tell you again i how much I enjoyed my after- noon at Mt. Pulaski. It was a fine group to talk to and I particular- ly enjoyed renewing acquaintanc- es with so many of my old friends. Thanks for everything and, as1 always, my warm personal re- gards. Sincerely, Charles F. Carpentier Secretary of State Aug. 1, 1961 Dear Harry: Hearties congratulations on the Sil-Tennial souvenir edition. I be- lieve I have managed to read eary word in it and with much pleasure, too. Didn't get to see you on Wed- nesday but must say the pageant and celebration were much, much more than I expected, and every- one is certainly to be congratu- erful work you have done. "Yesteryears" is a magnificent book, filled with interesting and valuable information. I know it was a tremendous task to compile and the historical research was an endless job. We prize it highly and shall cherish it always. We thank you for your kindly and gracious introduction "of our family. We indeed feel quite humble and flattered with the great a- mount of space you gave to us. We regret very much that not one of us could attend the celebration. We wish you abundant success in all your efforts for the advance- ment of our beloved "Home Town". Lowe and I have just realized I SIL-TEIrNIKL BELLES TO how the Times-News has kept us lHAVE PICTUI TAKEN in touch with our home town I The Sil-Tennia4 Belles ,aret happenings. [minded that they will haveaft " . I am going to Air Force Re-]picture taken on Saturday ,=.e pairmen School here on the base, ! noon Au, 26, on the court rJ.u_.., and Bud is going to Jet Engine steps' leies should wear Specialist and graduates the 23rd Sil.Tennial dresses if they h:; of August, and then will return them, although dress is option home for a 15-day leave, which he is looking forward to very much. Myself, I will graduate the 7th of November and will also be coming home for leave. Bud will be stationed at Kings- ley Field Klamath Falls, Oregon, after graduation. Best we close and we'll be look- ing for your next edition. I am enclosing my address: A3c J. W. Poffenbarger, AF 17586259 Box 137 3342nd School Squadron, Amarillo AFB, Texas. Sincerely, John Poffenbarger WOMAN'S CLUB MEMBE REMINDED TO PAY DUES Woman's "Club members have not paid their annual o are reminded to do so as soo possible to Mrs. Dale Neaville a the Western Auto Store. CARD OF THANKS e We wish to thank our ffi'e neighbors and relatives for y of sympathy, cards, flowers, ,, all other kindnesses at the . of the accidental death of our " ed one, Thomas E. Sargeant-_.,., The Fa u" USE $ REDI - MIX CONCRETE SAVES Time - Labor. Money Phone 2-3260 Gratefully yours, and Bud Lowe. Cora B Ryman, " CARD OF THIdq a. o o,11, ORIGINAL CHARTER MEMBER The family of the late B. V t ............ Y" OF FIRE DEPARTMENT Murray wishes to expresS Dear Harrv" -- We have been informed by Mrs. gratitude to friends and rel.Ur I wish-to extend to you and LaVen Newton French of Farmer for the cards, flowers ana  your staff my congratulations for l City, that her brother, J. H. New-]many kindnesses show n_^d ftbi the splendid job done on the Sil- [ ran, was a enarer member of the ] his illness and at the tim ........ I Mount Pulaski Phoenix Fire De-Ideath' iennlal numoer oI me 1 lines-, . , News. It will become a source of [ .partment" If so, his name was un:. _ information and satisfaction to[ mmntinally left out of the list] NOTE OF THANIL. "e all readers for generations to !given us. [ I want to thank a!l .rny.. come,  I anu relatives Ior melt P -2 The historical pageant I saw K/re ust _mived. new shlpment_oflcards and other re.met. " Friday night exceeded by far my ena dresses - io[whfle i was a pauen . greatest exnectations It was lxmk-to.v.hool . sizes 3-6m 7-14. [ Clara's hospital following " something one had to see in or- Hustcm & Polone's Women's Ap- [from my bicycle. _.I der to believe All who had any pareL We give S&H Gm Slt Danny V part in it deserve for all time the ' ---------'" admiration of those who had the ! rare privilege of witnessing such a spectacle. Sincerely yours, Lloyd L. Hargis. Fort Lauderadle, Fla. August 1, 1961 Dear Mr. Wible: Just received the Souvenir Edi- tion of "125 Yesteryears of Mt. Pulaski," and wish to convey my appreciation and thank to those whose time and efforts made this fine edition possible. Also, many newspaper mail souvenir editions in just plain wrappers, with the result that they are received in a torn and shoddy condition. Someone select- ed an excellent mailing contain- er for this edition and it was re- ceived in perfect condition. Just further evidence of the thorough- ness of a job well done. Congratulations to your entire staff. Sincerely, Samuel L. Beidler. lated for doing a grand job. Highest regards. [Dear Mr. Wible: Sincerely, [ First of all I and Bud Lowe John L. Gordon. [would like to congratulate you ,  land your staff on a fine Sil-Ten- , Aug. 8th, 1961 1 nial edition. Most of all we enjoy- Der Mr. Wible: led the wonderful camera cover- We thank you for 'Yesteryears' age of the parade. And most of which came a few days ago, also,  all the trees and scenery which is to congratulate you for the wand- lacking here in Amarillo. Bud MEAT SPECIALS! HOME.MADE CHICKEN SALAD lb. 69c CHICKENS BARBECUED ................ lb. 59c (READY TO EAT) PORK LIVER - Fresh .................... lb. O-5c CUBE STEAK .................................... lb. 98c Custom Slaughter Every Monday and Thursday State License No. 397 By Appointment Only BLACK ANGUS BEEF SALE I]Z BEEF ......................................................... lb. 45c HIND QUARTER .......................................... lb. 55c FRONT QUARTER ...................................... lb. 39c -- Closed Saturday at Noon -- MT. 'PULASKI FOOD LOCKERS PHONE SW 2.5419 MOUNT PULASKI -:- ILLINOIS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Education of School District No, 32 in tle' County of Logan. State of Illinois. that a ten tive budget for said School District for the fiso'a ! year beginning July 1, 1961, will be on file conveniently available to public inspection at t.e home of Lowillis Handlin, in Lake Fork, Illinois in this school district from and after 12 NoO o'clock, on the 14th day of August. 1961. Notice is further hereby given that a publL hearing on said budget will be held at 7 o clo P.M., on the 13th day of September, 1961, at Lake Fork Community Cons. School Bldg. in School District No. 32. Dated this 14th day of August 1961," Board of Education of School District No, Sg in the County of Logan, State of Illinois. By LOWILLIS HANDLIN, Secret arlr YOUR SAVINGS --OUR EARNINGS make college Logan Co.'s Friendly, Profitable Savings Ceater Since 1$ BROADWAY &  LINcoLn" KICLOO  XLLLOI$