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J wlBt season a time of in which man give thanks for the of the year fast to a close, it is also the time year when he who toil of the soft the culmination of the In'st turning furrow m2til the no nian lives than he who faith is in the good and in the laws of fruits of toil and promise of reward to achievement. who engage in also have con- which their are based. must ever turn to guides on has so long in America, in the way of-life and future- of expanding, . productivity and nigher standards of kin the rightness and of individual and individual en- in the principle can be no fights responsibilities- to enjoy perform. m work, as the of reward-in -', as the kindling tiveenergy- :he opportunity to need, as the fh'st to provide a_ in the American doing things, by person, each each industry, must take be granted that to ability in one great, inter-geared it and contribut- national welfare. in pro- in the research, on- technical knol- skill- in the rights of small alike- m the importance a free, peaceful nation. Without work is as work with- r Whole civilization is .Primarily on falth- m our fellowmen, ourselves to do a job it be as a father, or a trusted citi- 'iety. We see so much of side of life I splashed over the of our daily news- it is, little wonder a hard time to that needed is the one element we cannot af- discard for when have reached the retum. our faith SPECIAL ELECTION DEC. 11 ON SCHOOL BOND REFERENDUM Mtl Pulaski Consolidated Grade School Bond Referendum will be voted upon Saturday, December 11,1971 from 12:00 Noon to 7:00 P.M. The amount of the Bond is $925,000. which will be used for the demolition of the old school building and boiler room, remodeling some of the 1952 classroom area, and the construction of 29,230 square feet of new classrooms and learning area. Also included will be additional locker and shower facilities and the purchase of furnishings and equipment for new areas. The 1912 structure will be the oldest Grade School building still being used for school purposes in Logan County. Middletown-New Holland school buildings, which were very old, are to be replaced, as the result of a successful bond issue which was voted upon this year. Included in all, are 15 new classrooms, one art room, one music-band room, one science room, one library-resource learning room and one nurses first aid room. This is tube accomplished in two phases. The first phase is the completion of nine rooms north of the gym and moving all students into that area. The second phase will be to demolish the old school building and construct 11 additional rooms and a library-resource center. The construction pro- gram is to be completed in approximately two ),ears. The probable amount of tax increase will be be- tween 13 and 144 per $100.00 assessed valuation. For example, a home assessed at $10,000., the tax increase would not be more than $13.00 to $14.00 per year. This will be a 17 year bond. The high school bond will be retired in 1976 (rate is 13). Our bonding power is approximately one million, nine hundred thousand dollars. The bond issue, as proposed, would take about of it. At the present rate of interest, $150,000. could be saved on interest alone as compared to a year or year and a half ago. At the present time the bonding rates are extremely favorable. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON BOND ISSUE Why do we need more schoolrooms? Grade School enrollment has steadily increased, the result both of a growing community and District reurganization. Today, 522 children attend classes in the District, an increase of 43% since 1955 and 120% since 1946. Although it would make good sense to house all of the pupils in one schot)l, three classes of stu- dents are unable to be accommodated at Mt. Pulaski. Even with the relocation of 60 students, the Mt. Pulaski Grade School is crowded and its special purpose facilities, for science, band, art, and library, are woefully inadequate. What does the Board of Education recommend? After a thorough study of alternative building solutions, the Board recommends the construction of two additions to the Mt, Pulaski Grade School and minor alterations within the existing school to gain greater efficiency. If you have any questions pertaining to the Bond Referendum, write to the Times-News and your questions will be answered by the Board members in this newspaper. S CI.UB TO lq:MOll EIIE - ItKAY B.k " The Mt. Pulaski Junior Woman's Club is holding a "Ire-Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Bazaar will be held at three locations in Mt. Pulaski. The COUNTRY KITCH- EN will be located in the home of Mrs. Glenn Mason at N. LaFayette Street. Baked goods, candies, jellies, and etc. will be available. The WAX HOUSE will be in the home of Mrs. Richard Edwards at 530 N. Scott Street and will offer diff"rent types of candles and Christmas Decoration ideas. The KNIT & SEW SHOP, located in the home of Mrs. Tom Ohler at S. LaFayette Street, will offer various knitted and crocheted items along with doll clothes and ac- ceasories for Barbie dolls. The Club Cookbooks will be available at all of the houses. Everyone is cordially in- vited to come browse a- round. this ving season and give thanks to Almighty God for the countless blessings we have enjoyed. VDL. 69 THURSDAY; NOVEMBER 25, 1971 NO. 19 HILLTOPPERS VICTORIOUS OVER BEASON IN TOURNEY EMMA A, 84 OF LATHAM DIED TUESDAY Miss Emma Auer, 84, of Latham, Illinois passed .... away at 10:45 a.m. Tues- day, November 23, ,1971 in Decatur Memorial Hos- pital, Decatur. The deceased was born in Latham, I11. August 18, 1887 a daughter of Charles F. and Barbara Geiser Auer. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Clara Burgett, Mrs. Edna Smallwood of .Decatur; and Miss Austa JOE MARK, of Blooming- Auer, Latham; one broth- ton, Ill. will speak at the er, Oscar Auer of Mt. revival meetings at the Pulaski. One sister and one Latham Baptist Church brother preceded her in November 28 through death. December 5. Everyone is The body is at Schahl cordially invited to these Funeral Home in Mt. revival services. Pulaski. Local Lions Olub To Sponsor Projoot As we have called to your the Lions distribution con- attention before in the ter, where they will be put Times-News, our very active to good use by some needy and popular local Lions person. Club is always participating If you have or know of in a worthy cause, any used eye glasses, please Their project for No- donate them to the Lions vember, December and end- Club. They will be appre- ing the last of January is ciated very much. the collection of used eye Committee members for glasses. All Lion members this project are, Lee West, will be soliciting and collect, Bob Lee, Sam Bertoni and ing used eye glasses from Dean Peddicord. our community to send to la the spirit el eat lsreletbors, let ms uli Fire thanks On Thanksgiving Day let us all join together, triends and family, to give thanks for an that we have. let us also remember all the good times, shared throughout the year. We wish all our neighbors and patrons a joyous and happy D_ of Thcmksgiving. By Rick Shewmake On Tuesday night, Nov. 16th, the Mt. Pulaski Hill- toppers opened their season at the McLean-Waynesville tournament at McLean. The first game was lost to the McLean Colts. Al- though they lost Tuesday night, they came back Fri- day night with a victory over the New Holland-Mid- dletown Wildcats. Again on Saturday, they won another victory over Beason's Yel- lowjackets, which put the Hilltoppers in first,place in the Consolation bracket, for which they received a trophy. Even though" all teams had the height over the boys, they were able to keep them off the boards. Coach Butkovich started G. Lamar 5 ft. 11 in.; J. Ayers 5 ft. 10in.; J. Martin 5 ft. 9 in.; K. Durst 6 ft. 1 in.; and M. Kelly 5 ft. 11 in. The team did a very good job both nights lead- ing to the ,victory game play-offs on Saturday. Mt. Pulaski (94) fg ft t M. Durst 4 0 8 Lamar 7 3 17 Blackburn 3 I 7 Milligan 3 0 6 Ayers 6 0 12 Sheehan 4 2 10 Martin 5 13 I0 Kelly 7 3 i7 K. Durst 2 3 7 Total 41 12 94 Beason (71) fg ft t Atteberry 13 9 35 Bender 3 5 11 Smith 1 0 2 Roos 0 0 0 Reirdlart 1 5 7 Winter 4 4 12 Kindred 2 0 4 Mertzel 0 0 0 Jensen 0 0 0 Total 24 23 71 Score by quarters: Mt. Pulaski 34 20 19 21-94 Beason 23 11 19 18-71 Copeland Church Adopts New Hour For Worddp Servlcm Sunday, Nov. 21, 1971, the congregation at COPE- LAND voted to change the morning services from 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. dur- ing the period we are on Standard Time, the last Sunday in October to the last Sunday hl April. All those who fellow- ship at Copeland or are interested in attending ser- vices, are asked to make certain they make note of the new time changes. The leadership at Cope- land hopes for the least amount of confusion and asks for the complete co- operation and enthusiasm of its membership. UNION SERVICES Union Thanksgiving Ser- vices will be held this Wed- nesday evening, Nov. 24, 1971 at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catho- lic Church.