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crowd of parents attended the PTA meeting at the Mt. school. for the even- the introduction by Vice Presi- Maxheimer, each teacher with a cama- the introduction teachers by Mrs. two candles the who would in the school, Sullivan and Batman. These were killed ; lr0gie car accident gift of was given in of Miss Judy of Park Forest, who was to have IC, by her announced that would be by the PTA any way they It was voted to the publish- lunch menus in s-News. then gave a on the Bond a new school. old part of the L b as served its pur- needs to be re- Also, the boiler plumbing system repair, which as much as the did when it in 1912. Issue is corn- will be passed, if at a later date. the longer it the more to cost the tax- architect will plans 15, 1971. help of the- newspaper and groups, the issue can be PTA meeting on October Grade School. be a member- to the the most parents The chil- and'the Jr. will be singing. is membership so if you done so, October meet- now. hour followed with the rooms serving 3(3; 4A; and room mothers Mrs. Dean Ronald John Bates, Brown; Mrs. and Mr PAGEANT WELt ATTENDED DESPITE RAINY WEATHER AND THE RAINS CAME - - and they came-- and they came - - and they came - - BUT the SPIRIT of Mount Pulaski shone thru and all the activities that had been planned here for the Yesteryear Fair week- end went ahead as scheduled. Decatur held their in- door activities but Elkhart and Lincoln on the Logan County Tour were forced to cancel their plans for both Saturday and Sunday. The rain began falling very early Saturday morning and one series of downpours followed another during the day. All events planned for the day had to be held in the Mount Pulaski Grade School. The band concert at 4:30 was held in the gym and the Chamber of Commerce and church ladies served the sack lunch supper in the cafeteria. The FFA and FHA had their stands at the grade school. Mayor John Biesemeier was introduced to the audience, prior to the pageant, whichwas also held in the gym, and gave a few words of welcome. "Shadows of Greatness" was very well received by receptive audiences both nights. From the first stir- ring notes of the high school band playing, "'Glory, Glory, Halleluiah", until the f'mal roll of the drum and sound of taps, the audience Was held spellbound. Harry Hahn's realistic portrayal of Abraham Lincoln gave everyone the "chills", especially when his shadow was silhouetted against the backdrop of the court- house in the final scene of the pageant. His "Farewell'" speech from the rear of the train, that Lincoln gave when he left Springfield for Washington, D. C. was another very effective and moving scene. Tom Ohler on the guitar accompanied Norman Helton as he sang 'q'he Blue Tail Fly" and their rendi- tion of this song was most enjoyable. Gary Shull di- rected his'Community Player dancers in a most intri- cate and delightful dance number. Mrs. Phyllis Edwards, the director of the pageant, Claus Tanner, technical director, Betty Sams, the director of the chorus, Gary Shull, the narrator and choreographer, Harry Hahn and the entire cast and chorus are to be commended for the moving and warm way in which they brought this pageant to life and are to be congratulated for a job well done. This pageant has revealed that there is much talent to be tapped in our community and this, coupled with the wonderful cooperation that is given by the various city organizations, could lead us on to greater heights. The cast included, Harry Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sb.anle, Mrs. Bill McCubbin, Dalen Shellhammer, Gene Downing, Mrs. Phyllis Edwards, Gary Shull, Dale Fuiten, Kent Brooker, Terry Garvey, Steve Hahn, Scott Spear, Sydney Edwards, Jeff Edwards, Michelle McCubbin and Mary Ann Martin. The community chorus directed by Mrs. Betty Sams with Mrs. Lois Stahl as accompanist, added the mellow tones of beautiful music to the pageant and it was made up of the following members: Mesdames, Eleanor Stahl, Maxine Downing, Bernice Stahl, Char- lotte Griff'm, Dorothy Cowan, Rosemary Fuiten, Jane Whitson, iarilyn Wilham, Haz Holms, Pauline Bender, Rev. Zumstein, Dale ruiten, francis Myrick, Otto Ey, Bob Aylesworth, Ron Leesman, Tom Ohler, Norman Helton and Bill McCubbin. The Community Player dancers directed by Gary ShuH were: Mrs. Susan Collier, Marcia Veech, Betty Hite, Lisa Broughton, Pete Molt, Steve St. Pierre, Norman HeRon and Gary Shull. THANKS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS The community of Mount Pulaski and the Logan County Abraham Lincoln Heritage Foundation ex- presses a big "Thank You" to everyone who had a part in the Yesteryear Fair Activities here; Namely, Glenn HeRon, President of the Chamber of Commerce and his committees in charge of the food and postcards, Jim Coogan, Richard HaYes, Tom Kennedy, Bill Dittus, Orville Fulk, Mrs. Flossie Voile, President of the Sr. Woman's Club and her committee, Mrs. Marilyn Ed- wards, President of the Jr. Woman's Club and her com- mittees, the merchants, the FHA and FFA members and their instructors, Mrs. Lueile Kelly and Lee West, the ladies from the five local churches, Gene Downing, Richard Edwards, Harry Martin, Bob Aylesworth, Steve Martin, Mount Pulaski High School Band members, Dean Peddicord, President of the Lions Club and his committee, Joe Kafka and the Mount Pulaski Grade School, the Times-News for their publicity, and many, many others, too numerous to mention. The cooperation of all concerned was most gratify- (Continued on  10) IS R]BC]PIENTO]F BOOiSSIN1970. are an everlast- They have in the Mt. Library of dop .arid by The consults the the family and books which the deceas- likes or hob- are awel- to the Li- and a placed in with the and there- A label m also placed in the book given with-this informa- tion thereon. Among the organiza- tions which have given some of the books listed, are: Mt. Pulaski Garden Club, Mt. Pulaski Library Club, Never Grow Olds, Past Noble Grand's Club of- Rebecca Lodge No. 313: Retired Teacher's Asso- ciation, Rotary Club, Royal Neighbors, World War H Service Mothers. The following books were given in the year 1970 for the individuals listed. This list will be continued for the year 1971 and ff space permits, books will be listed for years further back. Books will be listed in the fu- ture every 6 montlm Ambrose Witt - Ameri- can Heritage Dictibnary of the English Language; The Peter Principle by Dr. Lawrence J. Peter and Raymond Hull; Premier World Atl, Rand Mc- Nally; Woodworking Fact- book; Complete Wild- life. Mrs. Anna Ryan- Flow- er Growing for Flower Arrangement by Nehrling; Hcloi's Hints for Work- PUt't-SI, !,_It L INO! S ,, VOL. 69 iii THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1971 NO. ll c i , i , iii i THE ROCKY FORD LIMESTONE COMPANY, in cooperation with the Logan County Abraham Lirv coin Heritage Foundation, are sponsors of a historic picture created by internationally famous Abraham Lincoln artist, Lloyd Ostendorf, depicting Abraham Lincoln visiting with Edward "Daddy" Rankin at Rankin's Mill at Rocky Ford Crossing on Salt Creek, which was just a stone's throw from the town of Albany, which Mr. Lincoln had surveyed in 1836. Mr. Lincoln and "Daddy" Rankin had served together in the Black Hawk War. Mr. Rankin had acquired an unfinished mill in 1851 and spent some $20,000 in improving it. (1.) Raised and strengthened the dam across Salt Creek (2.) Installed larger stone burrs which weighed some 2,100 pounds each (3.) The Rankins introduced the Bolting Cloth, which was a great improvement in the art of milling. The mill was a busy place and re- quired three millers when run steady day and,night. Often times 15 teams were waiting for their grist. Besides furnishing flour and meal, the place was noted for fish. As many as 800 pounds being caught in one night, the largest weighing 92 pounds. The Rankin family aLo had a famous Brass Band and Circus which were well known in surrounding counties. The Rocky Ford Limestone Company is located on the site of the old Rankin Mill and the town site of Albany is located across the creek on the Lime- stone Company property. JallRS TO 911kK AT CIdND SUNDAY Sunday, October 3rd is Missionary Sunday at Annual Dinner To Be Served At Ohestnut Ohuroh The Annual Fall Festival Copealnd Christian church. dinner of the Chestnut Mr. and Mrs. John Hoyt United Methodist Church of Lincoln, missionaries to will be held the evening of Bulawayo, Rhodesia, will Thursday, November 4th. be in charge of both the The menu will consist of Sunday School and Wor- ship Services. There will be a potluck dinner at noon in the church basement. Everyone is cordially invited to take part in Nelson Lock, phone 792- this Missionary Sunday at 5246, or any member of Copeland. the church. The church members in- ]NIT.  TICI rite the public to attend T]g]/llqS this annual affair. Mt: Pulaski high school a buffet table of salads and desserts, and the steak and vegetable plate with hot rolls and coffee. Tickets may be purchas- ed in advance from Mm won a triangular cross country meet held at Buf- falo Monday. Mt. Pulaski :ored 29 points, Niantic 46, and Tri City 52. Mt. Pulaski runners who placed were Leimbach, 1st, Howett, 2nd, Richner, 7th, Allspach, 8th, Stratton, l lth, and Cross, 12th. In another meet held last week Mt. Pulaski scor- ed 27 points, Mason City, 29, and New Holland Middletown 80. Mt. Pulaski boys plac- in this meet were imbach 1st, Howett 2nd, Richner 6th, All- pach 7th, Shewmake 1 lth. The Mt. pulaski team , is now 5-0. i ing Women by Hdoise Cruse. Mrs. Frances Nitzd - The Schweitzer Album by Erica Anderson. Louis Sc2tafer- T. R. by Noel GIInon. Mrs. Mary Scldacter - Hawaii by National Geo- graEPhiC _Ssiety. nnis Downing - Trea- sure by A. E. Hodgner. Mrs. Lydia Schott- Kim, Gift from Vietnam by Frank Chinnock; Bambi, a Life in the Woods, by Felix Salten; Hope in the East by William B. Waish ; Mr. Tweedy by Ann Marie (oat-ps) Store Windows Add interest To Festivities The merchants cooper- ated beautifully with the Junior Woman's Club in lighting and decorating their places of business for the Yesteryear Fair. If one started on the north- west comer of the square, and walked south, he saw in the Modem Plumbing and Heating window the contrast between plumb- ing used now and that which was used a hundred years ago. Also Norma Kautz had borrowed a chair from Cora Lipp which had belonged to Lenora Vonderlieth (Vaughn de Leath). Next door was Everett Hembreiker's antique dis- play and the Guest Regis- ter of the Mt. Pulaski House which had been located where the present building now stands. Next in Sam Bertoni's window was a crystal basket collec- tion belonging to Waneta Milner and an old ice cream chair display. There was also a collection of apothecary jars. A large sugar beet grown by Walt- er Moll was also shown. Landholt's displayed an antique small rocker. Mildred Wood had her collection of more than fifty plates for the Hilltop Electric window display and Roy Gasaway had three pairs of women's high top shoes. Buckles Insurance had a large picture of Abraham Lincoln, an 1886 rifle and a Black Hawk war sword. Downing Insurance was operating the distilled water maker fouiid in the basement of the 100 year old S. Lima Beidler drug store. The window also had furniture belonging to Helen Buckles and Gloria McGee's "patient feeding" collection as well as old pictures from Dorothy Bender and Bob Keck. Douds showed Joe's ash tray collection, old shoes, . embroidery work, needle point picture, eye glasses, along with other antique pieces. There were articles on display also in Doud's window loaned by Gene Clear and Mrs. Vaughan Walch. The Farmers Bank had a group of Ostendorf dnts, Going south past ooke Street, one saw a large sugar beet at Virg's Tavern and antiques con- sisting of a hand sewing machine, clock and ink well at Putter & Clutter Shoppe. Coming back on the other side of the greet Frank Turley showed old horse bits, a shoe last and jugs. The Times-News dis- played FraRk Dodge's 1870 Captian's Commis- sion and a 1936 Times- News and 1893 Lincoln Herald. They also display- ed the original poster of Mt. Pulaski's SemM2enten-