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Pocket ? 3 .ecs.n Ahrens Is or Left ? Bride of Bethany By J-- Young Man Miss Jean Ahrens, daughter of consideration at this iMr. and Mrs. George C. Ahrens, session of the State Leg- R.R. 1, Mount Pulaski, became the is a bill to provide four bride of Ronald L. Crane, son of for each school pupil Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Crane, Beth- who lives a half mile any, Ill. in a very impressive cere- from school. This fare paid out of state school money to the Chi- mony at the Zion Lutheran Chur- ch, Sunday, Oct. 15, 1961, at 4 p.m. Authority. The vows were received by the Other section of the state is pastor, the key. Martin Rothe, in this "special" consider- a double ring ceremony, before it is to be enacted only an altar decorated on either side with golden vases of white chry- the guise of education, "downstaters," are to be to financially support the stem of Chicago. It has an established fact that the Tremsit Authority has lost money every a number of years. As a the Chicago Transit Au- has been seeking new of revenue. It seems they eorne up with a good one - have the "downstate" peo- pay for Chicago's trans- very ironical that the on the state level, desir- er pupils who and should easily walk to while the President, on santhemums and pompons and glossy huckleberry foliage. The same flowers were used in tall ar-i rangements in Cathedral vases on either extreme side of the chancel. The beautiful chancel of the church held a background de- coration of Kentia palms. Lighted candelabras shed a glow upen the colorful wedding party. Floor length pew ties topped with ros- ettes, were lined on either side of the center aisle. - PULASKI, ILLINOIS "- VOL. 59 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1961 NO. 14 SIL-TENNIAL FUNDS FOR VONDERLIETH Project Delayed By Sil-Tennial And New Hard Road The executive committee of the Sil-Tennial Association in a special meeting Monday night at the library voted unanimously to contribute what money is left after paying all Sil-Tennial ex- penses, to start a project to be known as the Vonderlieth Me- morial Fund. ....... Schaffenacker of The date of November 15th was ,iSTn rsnSorganist and ac set as the deadline for the ptyi L" ' ....... M I ment of any Sil-Tennial bills a corn anied Dan 2lc.aDD  ., P ..... Weddin  I ma:y still be out, as well as any ulaski as ne sang the  .... P , , ............ , lunus mat are due the association Prayer" and I'ne iora s r,tye, ............. - '---lt at 'tin turnea in. ter mat uate me he latter as the coupm lue [association will close its books and altar, activities. TO BE USED MEMORIAL CO. CONVENTION OF ROYAL NEIGHBORS HERE OCTOBER 9-8 Officers for the 47th Annual Convention o fthe Logan County Ass'n. of the Royal Neighbors of America on Saturday, Oct. 28, in Mt. Pulaski, at IOOF Hall, are: Guest officers are Edna M. Bur- en, State Supervisor, of Blooming- ton; and, Venita Claussen, Dist- rict Deputy, of Petersburg. County Officers are: Ethel Hutchison, Oracle; Edith Hieroynmus, Past-Oracle; Mar- jorie Heyens, Vice.Oracle; Grace Baker, Chancellor; Fern Rent- meister, Recorder-Receiver; Car- rie Goddard, Inner Sentinel; Oma Johnson, Outer Sentinel; Mine tiational level, is concerned alarmed about the poor condition of school child- President, as a matter of has urged more physical at all educational levels. point to consider if does get this transporta- is this: Why shouldn't Other school district in Ill- tlify for this type of to State Law a student must live from school before he for transportation. Un- proposed law, a Chicago needs to live only half a (five blocks) from school Will qualify for four trips The bride, given in marriage by ler father, chose a floor-length gown of Chantilly lace. The basque bodice was styled with long tapered sleeves and a scal-i loped sabrina neckline. The bouf-I rant lace skirt was caught with fabric rases to reveal a billowing tulle ruffle. Her silk ilusion veil was held by a lace Swedish crown outlined with tiny pearls and highlighted with sequins. Her only jewelry was a pair of small pearl earrings, a gift of the groom. Her bouquet was a full cascaded design of white butterfly roses and stephanotis. It was finished with a tie of this bill fail to go the legislature because school opposition is plenty), there is an bill to be introduced. bill will propose money for this trans- of Chicago students be out of the general upper- rather than from educa- funds. In this manner they obtain less school opposi- and squeeze the of which bill it Is Mill seeks the same thing support of the Chicago Authority). Oh, Yes! There major difference - should , be taken out of "down- left pocket or out of their your Representa- and Senator at Springfield, your stand on this issue. Do it today is now at the crucial MEETING OCT. 26 meeting of the Mt. Cons. Grade School witl on Thursday night, Oct. of the meeting will Panel discussion on "Corn- Participation." This conducted by Kenneth as moderator. Niantic-Harristown School Issue Was Carried Saturday NiantioHarristown School Dist- rict voters approved a $445,000 building bond issue in a special election Saturday. The issue was aproved by a margin of 104 votes. A total of 51,000 of the amount is to be used for a four - class- room addition to Harristown Ele- mentary School. Niantic High School is to get the remainder for additional building and remodeling. The increased facilities, the Board of Education recently not- ed, will be needed in the next four years. J. Paul Gardner, superintend- ent, indicated that the vote turn- out was one of the best for the district. 'q'here were more than..600 wht turned out from a potential o possibility of 1,000," he said. "We feel the results came from informing the public as much as possible about the issue," Gard- ner said. An addition to the high school is to include a new gym with a seating capacity of between 750 and 800. The present gym seats bout 400. A deck is to be put in the pres- mt gym, allowing six classrooms on the second floor and a cafe- teria, kitchen and study hall-li- brary on the main floor. high school princi- explain the proposed (II sCOUT DRIVE addition, which is to on Saturday, Oct. 28. WAS SUCCESSFUL AT ST. LUTHERAN CHURCH John's Lutheran Church a Fall Kitchen, Ba- Food Sale, Saturday ,Oct. at 10 azn. Will be served by the at 11 a.m. and the menu of chicken-and-nood- -ques, pie, salad and public is invited. a good place for anyone Christmas Shopping. Ken. Johnson, chairman, is hap- py to announce that the Girl Scout Drive was a success, al- though falling a little short of the quota of $546. The total now stands at $477. If anyone has not been con- tacted, you may leave your con- tribution at the First National The Sil-Tennial was also sue- cessful from a financial stand- point, despite some unexpected losses. This means that there will be approximately $500 available to be used to start the Vonder- lieth Memorial Fund. The com- mittee also voted to turn this money over to Walter Schafer Harry Downing and Mrs. Ayde Suedmeier to be held in trust. Gruber, Marshall; Mac Kretzing- er, Ass't. Marshall; Pauline Ber- toni, Flag Bearers; Beulah Cald- well, Musician; Graces are: Faith, Nola Abbott; Courage, Ethel Downing; Modes- ty, Ruth MeVey; Unselfishness, Myrtle Worth; Endurance, Gladys Frakes. Committees: Reception: Cora Lipp, and Pearl Riedle. Vomteflieth Acre [ Registration: Mary Mier and During Henry and Jane Vender- I Carrie Tendick. lieth's visit to Mount Pulaski last l Finance: Grace McKinley, Lee year, the wish was expressed b )y. i Mr. Vonderlieth that the acre oI  land which his "father, Adolph O. Vonderlieth, had retained when he sold his holdings along Route 121, near the intersection of the spur to Join Route 54, be used in some way to commemorate the memory of his father. Two matters have delayed deft- nite action on the project by the commtmity. The preparation for the big Sil-Tennial celebration and the fact that the state high- way department is planning a change in Route 121 thru here. Until the new route is definitely established, the exact plans and location will have to be indefi- nitely postponed. Want In the meantime, plans and ,ideas for the memorializing of !this acre of ground will be work- led out. Any ideas that folks may i have as to this project will be gladly welcomed by Walter A. Schafer, who was designated by Mr. Vonderlieth last year as the "clearing house" for such. Addi- tional funds for this project will also be a matter of concern as plans develop. It is hoped that the project will be completed in the not too dist- ant future as a mark of respect to not only the late A. O. Vonder- lieth, but as an appreciation to ! Henry and Jane Vonderlieth, who are making a nursing home and hospital, a future reality in Mount Pulaski. The committee also voted a $100 contribution to the com- munity chorus for their Christmas concert, since many of the chorus were faithful members of the Sil- Tennial pageant chorus. It was also decided to pay all decorated floats other than com. mercial floats, a bonus of $10 each to help pay for the expenses of same. TWO 1 STUDENTS INJURED PLAYING "FOOTBALL" Bell, Mary Ellis. Resolutions: Lena Bardwin, Ruby Freeman, Nora Shay. By-laws: Eva Shull, Effie Lud- lam. Sam Baldwin pulled the liga- ment ha his neck loose and Ern. until Saturday, Oct. 21. est Goodwin broke a collarbone, Thanks to Motmt Pulaski for a the first of the week while play. well done, to all those who ing "touch football" at the high :ontributed, and to those who school. Result--touch football has worked on the project, been discontinued, we are told. CALENDAR BANQUET AND POTLUCK SUPPER NOV. 2 The 31st annual Bazaar and Potluck Supper will be held in the Christian Church basement at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, spon- sored by the Ladies' Aid Society. This occasion is held to raise funds to pay the church insur- ance. Bring your families and frierids and enjoy the event. You are asked to bring a dish for the potluck supper. Rolls and drink will be furnished. TRIBUTE WAS PAID COUNT PULASBI ON HIS BIRTHDAY Honoring the namesake of our own city, Count Casimir Pulaski, a native of Poland, the Mount Pulaski Sil-Tennial Belles invited all the townspeople to a program on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, held in the library club room. Miss Marie Sams, Mrs. Elmer Schaffenacker and Mrs. Ellis C, Downing, as a committee, arrang- ed an interesting evening's en- tertainment. Community singing led by Mrs. Julian Sams, was a lively part of the program, as were the singing and recitations of Mrs. George Zebrun's Club, who enthusiastically: carried out their program. This I also included the presentation of ) an original sketch of Count Pul- aski (suitably framed) to Mayor Elmer Schaffenacker, who repre- sented the city. The sketch was made by Miss Laura Beth Brown,: a very talented local artist. James Hicky, Elkhart township, residing west of Mr. Pulaski, and curator at the Illinois State His- torical Library in Springfield, gave a most comprehensive his- tory of Count Pulaski, and deeds of heroism in the Revolu- tibnary War, that have him to be honored in many through the years. It is well tO call these deeds to mind as go on .... The group singing was ended with the Sil-Tennial theme song, "Just A Little Street Where Friends Meet". Refreshments of sweet and cookies were served by committee. X-RAY UNIT TO BE IN Mr. PULASKI OCTOBER 24 - 25th The X-Ray Unit will be ha front: of the Connolley Drug Store Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. and 25th. Any adult over 30 years of age may have a free chest X-ray, and are urged to do so. will be in the drug store. Houri ...... X-raying are from 9 a.m. to p.m. each day. :: COMMUNITY HALLOWE'EN FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT. 27 AT GRADE GYM HOMECOMING AT LAKE FORK CHURCH Annual Affair To Offer Prizes And Treats To Maskers Black Cats, Chains and Witches Brew, Pumpkins, Ghosts and Goblins, too-- Parties, Costumes, all delight-- This is know as "Hallowe'en Night". On Friday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., :he Jr. Woman's Club, in cooper- ation with the Park Board, is sponsoring their annual Hallow- e'en party for children and adults of the community. The affair will be held at the grade school gym and participants should wear ten- is shoes if possible. There will be judging of the following four categories: Ugli- est, prettiest, funniest, most orig- inal in the following age groups: pre-school and kindergarten; 1st and 2nd grades; 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th; and, high school and adults. Cash prizes will be awarded. Following the judging, games will be played and prizes award- ed. Treats will also be given. Adults are urged to dress-up for this ever fun-loving, evening, a- long with the children in Mount Pulaski and surrounding area. Mrs. Robert (Pick) Shanle and Mrs. John (Jack) Scroggin, are co. chairmen of the event. Next Sunday, Oct. 22, is Home. coming Day at the Lake Fork Christian Church. Sunday School will begin at 9:30, to be followed at 10:30 by Morning Worship service, message brought by the minister Edward Tesh. At 12:30 a basket dinner will be served in the newly re-decor, ated basement of the church. homecoming service will be hekl aV2:00 p.m. Special music be brought by a girls' ing of Becky Tesh, Joarme and Gloria Appel, and the mess- age of the afternoon will brought by Charles E. Mills, vic- president of Lincoln Bible Insti, : tute. Visitors from the communities surrounding Lake Fork, are cordi, ally invited to any or all of homecoming activities. , CUB SCOUTS TO HOLD i ORGANIZATION MEETING The Cub Scouts of Pul- aski will hold an meeting at the grade school on Friday evening, Oct. 20 at p.m. All regular Cub Scouts, as prospective ones, ad their: ents, are asked to attend.