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ount Pula0000kjs " Times-News MOUNT PULASKL ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 1951 NUMBER 11 i 49 0pperman, Sunday Services Tuesday At Church. William Opperman, of Logan county all and who lived on North street, Mount Pulaski, a.m. Sunday, Oct. the Deaconess hospit- Ill. He had been a four days. Mr. was 61 years and 3 had been in fail- for many months, but greatly improved. of his life in farming he was at the farm, Elmer east of the city, last (his birthday annivers- with the harvest- About 3 p.m. he a heart attack and was to his home by Mr. The Schahl ambu- called and he was removed to the hos- was born Oct. 4, ., Logan county of Julius and Katherine He spent *days in his In Chestnut on 1914, he married Miss They began farm- Chestnut and li.ved January, 1949, when to their new home in was a member Lutheran church at also an elder of the Was a director of the Farmers Grain Co. for and for many years had director of the North Fork Special Drain- his wife, he is surviv- tWo children, Harold, of and Dorothy, wife of W. Hanslow, of Mount two brothers, Carl of PUlaski and George of -; two sisters, Mrs. and Mrs. Glick of Lincoln; and was removed to the home in Mount remaining there until of the funeral. Services in the Zion Lutheran Chestnut Tuesday, Oct. R.m., conducted by the v. F. W Hein. Two "Heaven Is My Home" In Jesus," were Wilbur E. Stoll of Mr. and 'I'he Lord's Prayer" Hubert Stoll of Chest- Harold Hassebrock of was accompanist. in Laenna ceme- of Chestnut. Pallbear. Merritt M. Williams, Schaffenacker, Edward Elmer Roos of Chest- Eisberg of Beason, Stoll of Mount Pu- AVERAGES BUTTERFAT herd of 14 purebred Brown owned by Edwin of the Chestnut corn- topped the Logan county improvement associ- for the month of reports Richard Fink, herd produced an av- 53.9 pounds of butter- Cow. high herds were Alvin Chestnut; Mrs. Anna Reason; Harold Stoll Pulaski; Roy Clements, Norbert Schroth, Chest- Shull, Reason; Eu. Mount Pulaski BETTY BEYER ACTRESS TO PRESENT PLAYS AT H. SCHOOL Dramatic miniatures, scenes from Hit Plays (current and traditional) will be brilliantly portrayed by Betty Beyer, gifted and charming actress, in Mount Pulaski township high school gym on Mondaq, Oct. 15, at 9:45 a.m., as the second of a series sponsored by the Student Coun- cil. No admission charge will be made, but a free-will offering is to be taken. The public is in- vited to attend. Memorable episodes of high comedy and drama from great Broadway plays of yesterday and today. Unforgetable characters in a unique solo presentation. JEANETTE GAFFNEY MARRIES WM. AWE Miss Jeanette Gaffney, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Gaff- hey of Lake Fork and William Armstrong Awe, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Awe, Lincoln, were united in marriage Friday, Sept. 28, 1951. The ceremony was per- formed by Rev. L. H. Appel in the First Christian church in Lin- soln at 8 p.m. The bride wore an all season hunter green suit, with gold ac- cessories, and a corsage of bronze mums. Her attendant, Mrs. Frank Milleville, Lincoln, wore a grey suit, with green ac- cessories, and a corsage of white mums. William E. Shockey of Lincoln was best man. The bride is employed in the office of the Lincoln State School and Colony. Mr. Awe is employ- ed by the Jennison Construction Co. They have gone to house- keeping at 610 Washington St., Lincoln. ESCAPED SERIOUS INJURY IN CAR ACCIDENT Mrs. Robert Rothwell, Sr., liv- ing west of Mount Pulaski, driv- ing her car to the city Monday morning, struck loose gravel at the jog in the road and lost con- trol of the machine which turned over. Roy Aylesworth, in his truck a short distance behind Mr Rothwell went to her aid. Lowering a window of the car she was taken from the machine thru the opening. She received a sprained back and one of her knees was slightly injured. SWIM PROGRAM MAPPED FOR SCOUTS IN COUNTY John R. Parker of Lincoln, chair man of the water-safety commit- tee of the Logan county chapter of the Red Cross, has announced that the Red Cross is offering a winter swim program to the Girl and Boy Scouts to train instruc- tors for Learn-to-Swim-Week. Arrangements have been made with Lincoln, Mount Pulaski and Atlanta high schools to furnish buses for transportation and Girl Scouts are making arrange- ments for classes at pools in Bloomington, Decatur or Spring- field for four nights in Janu- ary and 60TH ANNIVERSARY I WM. G. BIENEFELDT OF T. A. SCROGGINS' / DIED IN CALIFORNIA WEDDING OBSERVED / William G. Bienefeldt, a na- t tire of Mount Pulaski, who mov- Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Scrog- gin, South Spring street, Mount Pulaski, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 6, 1951, with a family din- ner that evening in their home, where they have lived most of their wedded life. Thomas A. Scroggin was born south of Mount Pulaski on Oct. 7, 1867. Miss Mary Weisenberger was born in Alexander, Morgan county, on Dec. 22, 1871. They were married in Springfield, Ill., Oct. 6, 1891, in a double cere- mony, the other couple being his brother, Hubert Scroggin and Miss Luella Shoup. Mr. Scroggin devoted most of his long career to the banking business. His banking experi- ence began in his boyhood days, and when 15 years of age he be. gan stqdying the business in the old Scroggin & Son Bank. In 1892 he became associated with his father, L. K. Scroggin. The bank name was later changed to that of the Farmers Bank. Mr. Scrog- gin was president of the bank for many years and retired Oct. 17, 1947, on his 80th birthday. Those attending the family dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. Wil- ford Scroggin, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Scroggin Jr., and child- ren, Michael and Dianne; Mr. and Mrs. Austin W. Schaffenack- er, Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Mar- tin Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Martin Jr., and son Steven, Mr. and Mrs. John Martin and son Gregory. Two Cars Burn The new Dodge automobile of Sgt. and Mrs. Gene Frazier, who arrived here Sunday from Victor- ville, Calif., caught fire about 12:30 o'clock Wednesday morn- ing on the Mount Pulaski-Elk- hart blacktop road, near the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Horn. Firemen made a run to the scene but were unable to save the machine from complete loss. About 9 a.m. Wednesday, Joe Sullivan of Chicago, driving a Dodge car, wastraveling along Route 54, between Mount Pu- laski and Chestnut, when a tire blew out. The auto turned over and caught on fire. Although firemen went to the scene they were unable to put out the blaze before the car was badly damaged. Both of the burned machines were brought to the Holmes gar- age where many people have been looking them over. FIVE GRADUATES GOING TO BRADLEY Five students, who had gradu- ated from the Mount Pulaski township high school are among the more than 3,000 students at Bradley University, Peoria. Those from this area are: Alan R. Roos, Chestnut; Wayne rebus, Lake Fork; Mary Lucas, Russell Dee Buckles, Carolyn Sullivan, city. They are members of a student body which represents 46 of the 48 states and seven foreign coun- tries and includes more women students and more non-veterans than ever before in Bradley his- tory. Following registration week in September, the students have participated in the opening con- vocation of the University, a Dad's Day celebration, fraternity and sorority pledging, opening of classes and club and social activities ed to Sacramento, Calif., about 25 years ago, died in a hospital there Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1951, at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 24 days. He had been failing in health the past several years, and was an invalid for some time. Decedent was born March 9, 1869 in Mount Pulaski, Ill. He continued to make this city his home until moving to California, being in the painting and paper hanging business. All the child- ren of the family were born in Mount Pulaski. Besides his wife, Mrs. Cora Lee Bienefeldt, he is survived by the following children: Mrs. Hilda Bayne. Mrs. Esther Schnetz, Mrs. Mary Shaw and William K. Bienefeldt. Also 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Private funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Mission Chapel of An- drews & Grailich. conducted by Rev. Paul H. Wolpert, pastor of the First English Lutheran chur-, ch. Interment was made in the Sacramento Memorial Lawn. Decedent will be remembered by many of the residents of Mount Pulaski. FEET ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN ACCIDENT Orville Letterle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Letterly, working with a railroad section crew on the I. C. R. R. at Buffalo Hart Monday had both his feet badly injured when they were caught in a sanding machine he was op- erating. The sole of fhe right shoe was torn off. He was taken to the John Warner hospital in Clinton. TAX SALE HELD IN LINCOLN TUESDAY Monday's sale of 101 delin- quent real estate taxes brought a total of $3,431, Herschel Shard- er, county treasurer reporter on Tuesday. The sale cleared up practically al lof the real estate except for some small items. Owners of the property have two years in which to redeem the tax certificates, if not, tax deeds are issued to those purchasing the delinquent tax certificates. Final notice of delinquent per- sonal taxes for the year 1950 were mailed from the office this week. Personal now delinquent bear interest 4 per cent. If these delinque taxes are not paid before Oct. they will bear additional est and court costs, sheriff's and constable's fees will also added to the original taxes. Persons owing for personal tz es are advised to pay their es before the last day in Octo- ber, the treasurer stated. Joyce Tomlinson To Wed In December Mrs. Frances Tomlinson, of Pasadena. Calif., announces the engagement of her daughter, Miss Joyce Ann Tomlinson to George B. Stover, Jr., son of Mr. : and Mrs. G. B. Stover, Sr., of Peoria, Ill. ] Miss Tomlinson attended the] Mount Pulaski grade school and] nine years ago moved to Call-[ fornia with her inother, where she graduated from" the Pasa-[ dens City College. For the past ! four years she has been employ-  ed at the Security First National Bank of Los Angeles. ] Mr. Stover as a graduate of the Peoria high school and spent five ]years in the armed forces as a Major in the Infantry, He is now in the furniture business in Pasa dena. The wedding will take place December 12 at the Bressee Ave. Chapel in High School Ball Team Is County Co-Champion Lost Season's Finale to Elkhart Nine Also County Co-champ. Pulaski high's baseball team had to be content with a co- championship of the county thiS fall, dropping what would have been a championship game, to Elkhart, Thursday by a 6 to 5 score to share the honors with that team. Jim Brown twirling for the lo- cals, held the Elkhart batters to only five hits while his team- mates were collecting 13. but too many errors proved his un- doing for Elkhart was able to score six runs on only five hits. Jim Romer was the hitter of the game, getting three for three, with Hahn, Brown and Mason getting two each. Last year's county champion- ship was won by Mount PulaskL Basketball will now become the major sport activity for the fall and winter months. (Continued on page 8) HALLOWE'EN PARTY FOR COMMUNITY Plans are being made by the Junior Woman's Club for the an. nual community.wide Halloween Party which will be held at the Tomlinson Recreation Center on Tuesday night, October 30, with the following night as a "rain, date." Prizes will be given for the best getups of various kinds and games will be a part of the activities. Huge bonfires will help furnish light as well as heat if the latter is needed. The attendance of both frolis- ers and spectators was large last year and with a hobgoblin band to enliven the affair and lead the line of march uptown and around the square another even- ing of fun can be looked for- ward to again this year. DOLORES ANN BEIDLER TO WED IN NEAR FUTUI Mr. and Mrs. Everett J. Beidler North Marion street, announce Le engagement and approach. marriage of their daughter, Ann, to Loren Ayers, son Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ayers South Marion Street. The wedding will take place the near future. WAR ROSTER IN COURTHOUSE The old Civil War Roster of Logan county men who served with the Union forces more than 85 years ago and owned by Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Beidler, North Lafayette street, Mount PulaslcJb was presented during the earle part of 1951, to the Logan Court, ty Historical Society. The roster was framed and on Sept. 7, the . day of the Old Settlers' meetin K during the American Legion Fall : Festival, was given a prominent place in the old Logan Colmty Court House (1848-1855) in the Mount Pulaski public square, now an Abraham Lincoln Me- morial Shrine. It was thru the efforts of late D. F. Niekols of Lincoln permission was granted by ,,to authorities in Springfield to the roster in the old building, and he was very happy that day when he learned that the roster had been put there. * Local residents, including school students, should the old roster and read es of their grandfathers