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Pulaski Times-News ,b coA00s,_00s, Citv Council To Make Provision To LAKE FORK, DIED "" Suddenly IMosvAY00r00ooN Safeauard Grade School Chddren I James A. Coates, who lived 7 -,w- St Clara'sH I miles suthwest f Munt Pulas" OS- ki, Ill., died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Grade School Nov. 26, 1951 in the Decatur and Playgrounds at to E1teri ]Macon county hospital. He had HOMS ENJOYED Recreation, Hazard. been a hospital patient for 14 Germany Young Man. Wessbecher, one of the known farmers in Logan living 5 miles east of Pulaski, was taken sud- Ill in his home Tuesday Land removed before mid- to St. Clara's hospital in in the Schahl ambulance. in the hospital at 1:50 Nov. 28, 1951 at of 63 years and 9 mon- health had been failing months, but he was be about and looked aft. farming. was born Feb. 28, in Muggenstrum, Germany, of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph As a young man he the United states and to county, working on farms Chestnut and Mount Pu- communities for several Lincoln on Sept. 1, 1914, he Miss Elizabeth Sams, they went to housekeeping Sams farm where they resided these many years. Wessbecher took great in- in his farming operations, Was always progressive in endeavors. For a years he consistently various grains at the In- Live Stock Exposl. In Chicago, at the Illinois Fair, Springfield, at county and other exhibitions, and rewarded with receiving a number of prize winning throughout the years. He wheat and soybeans at the Live Stock in progress in Chicago this; He had intended leaving morning for Chicago the remaining days of (Continued on page 6) WALLACE, Jr. IN MEMPHIS Pembroke Wallace, Jr., Alexander, Memphis, Tenn. a heart attack in his about 4 a.m. Saturday, Nov. at the age of 48 years. was born in Wash- Ga., and had lived in the past 22 year He] a civilian engineer employ- the Army and was working Army project at Huntsville, had come home for a visit with his family. was a member of the Quality Control Society organization. Mount Pulaski during the 1929 he married Miss Marie daughter of Chester G. his wife, he is sur- by three daughters, Shirley Patsy Carol and Marthal at home; and his father, T. i Sr., of Memphis. services were held at Monday, Nov. 19, in the funeral home. Burial in Memorial Park, Memphis. and Mrs. Chester Hughes, Went to Memphis to attend returned home Sat- ND SUPPER CHURCH Iazaar and Supper will be at the Mount Pulaski Metho. days. Mr. Coates was aged 65 years, 3 months and 4 days. In late years he had been employed as a carpenter. Decedent was born August 22, 1886, in Lake Fork, Ill., a son of Abraham and Katherine Goff Coates. In Springfield on Oct. 12, 1904, he married Mamie Manley of Lake Fork. They lived in the Lake Fork community all their wedded life. He was a member of the Four Square Gospel chur- ch in Lake Fork. Besides his wife, he is survlv. ed by one daughter, Mrs. Harvey Robinson of Mount Pulaski; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn Berry of ML Pulaski, and Mrs. Pearl Davis of Jacksonville; and a, Elmer Duncan, of Decatur; and one granddaughter. The remains were removed to the Sehahl funeral home in Mt. Pulaski, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, conducted by Rev. Luth- er Barnes of Decatur. Two hymns were sung, "Good Night Here, Good Morning Up There," and "Going Down the Valley One By One." Burial was in the Steenbergen cemetery, four miles southwest of Mount Pulaski. Pallbearers were: Frank Beers, James Follis, Herman Wood, William Follis Leland Green and Wilbur Yagow. Merchants Plan Christmas Event: Many Awards The retail committee of the Mount Pulaski Chamber of Com- merce has planned a special pre- Christmas Day on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Mount Pulaski to be known as the "Merchants Christmas Grab Bag" Day. Numerous prizes are to be giv- en away by participating mer- chants and one can register at any store they patronize, as oft- en as they go into the store to make purchases. There is no limit as to how many times you register. There will be a Santa Claus and gifts for all the youngsters. The awards will be made on the city square during the late afternoon. Watch next week's paper and circulars for full par. ticulars. $25OO PROFIT MADE ON WHITE ROCKS In last week's issue of 'the Mount Pulaski Times.News our readers will remember reading with interest the large advertise. ment of Myrick's Hatchery, in which the owner, F. H. Myrlck stated that he had cleared the tidy sum of $2500.00 in 10 weeks by feeding almost 10,000 broilers. There was an error made in the breed of chickens raised by "Fran"---instead of New Hamp- shire Reds it should have been White Rocks. However, the profit remains the same and that is the important part. He'd be glad to have you come in and let him explain to you how you can do the same thing with a minimum of only two hours labor a day. SALE DATE LIST Dec. 12-.-Elmer Schaffenacker church on Wednesday, Dec. Closing-Out Farm Sale, 2 miles by the A. V. Class northeast of Chestnut on Route the Junior WSCS. The Ba- 54; 3 miles west of Kenney. will open at 2 p. m. and the Dec. 17--Closing.out dairy herd of supper starts at 5 p. and surplus machinery j sale, 5 With chicken on biscults as miles northwest of Cornland. article on the menu. --A. 2 Laughner and Marion invited. FALL TOUR OF LOCAL TUESDAY AFTERNOON Approximately 85 people at- tended the Fall Tour of Homes on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 27, conducted by the Mount Pulaski Woman's Club. Five homes were visited, as follows:- Mrs. Frank Talmage---assisted by Mrs. Harold Donnan and Miss Louise Ey. Mrs. Harold Hubbard---assist- ed by Mrs. Floyd Kelly and Mrs. James Coogan. Mrs. Uriah Tendick--assisted by Mrs. Herschel Hayden and Mrs. James Hickey. Mrs. Elmer Roos--assisted by Mrs. Van Froehllch and Mrs. L. IC Buckles, Jr. Mr Louis Sehafer--assisted by Mrs. Emmltt Shellhammer and Mrs. Jack Horn, also, Mr. White from A. Dirksen & Sons, Springfield. Following the tour the women gathered at the Legion home for tea. Here the door prizes were a- warded, the lucky persons being, Mrs. Otto Ey, table lamp from A. Dirken & Sons; Mrs. T. A Serog- !gin, shower curtain from Miller- O'Neil, Decatur; Mrs. George A. Voile, a gift from the Mount Pu- laski Wind Mill Co.; Mrs. August H. Hahn, can of enamel from Paul Gruber; Mrs. Talmage, gift from Ingrain Bros.; Mrs. Edward Dittus, center-piece of pink and white carnations. Theodore Zim- mermann, who built four of the five homes visited, gave the club a cash donation. Due to illness the Mrs. Charles Anderson home was not visited, is too drastic. It is estimated that The women were most en-, I (Continued on page6) ! [Mary Gulso Wed thnsiastic and unanimously ask- ed that a similar tour be con, ducted in the spring. LOCAL FANS WON'T GET TO SEE LINCOLN- PULASKI GAME Some 400 or more Mount Pu- laski fans are not going to get their "big feet" in the door of the Lincoln gym on the night of i Tuesday, Jan. 8, to watch their! Hilltoppers in the annual battle of the year with the Lincoln RailspHtters. That's the word that has come to Principal Lloyd L. Hargis from Principal William Handlin of the Lincoln school. Pulaski's quota for that game---the one that fans look forward to more than any other game of the year--will be only a mere 75 to 100 seat possi- bllitie So you other 400 folks may as well pick you out an easy chair in which to listen to the broadcast of the game--you are SOL (simply out of luck). For the first time since these traditional battles have been staged, fans of either school, whether at Lincoln or Mount PU-i laski, could have some reason- able assurance of getting a seat if they came about four in the afternoon Now, it won't do them anygood "if they come the day before. WHY? Lincoln school authori- ties have sold out all but ap- proximately" 100 seats on a seas- on ticket basis. RESULT? At this game of the year played on Lin- coln's own floor, the Railsplitters Will have approximately 1500 rooters With a mere 100 to cry their encouragement to their fav- orite team from the Hilltop. We are sorry to see this situa- tion develop, Bill. Even though our local school could even the score in this matter next year, we believe something is going to be lost in these traditional games that have become so much a part of the baetball rivalry in The city council, at their regu- lar meeting Tuesday night, vot- ed to pass an ordinance calling for erection of gates at both ends of Morgan street at Scott and Garden street intersections, to eliminate a very dangerous traf fic hazard for children attending the Mount Pulaski Consolidated i grade School. Stop signs will also be erected. While many' may not realize just what a hazardous situation has arisen since the construction of the new grade school addition a few facts should help the pub- ilic to appreciate the wisdom of :the council's action. Lack of Play Space The new school building, which will take up almost one-half of the available playground space on the the school building block, leaves only a comparatively small amount of playground area for some 265 children. To give these youngsters ample room for play without them falling over one another, they have been us- ing the Tomlison Recreation Center grounds across the street. While this street between the school and the recreation block is one of the heaviest travelled streets coming in frQm the east entrance to the city, this fact made it all the more imperative that some drastic precautions be taken before a tragedy struck. With motor car fatalities nearing the million mark no precaution 10n Sunday To Glenn Casstevens Ceremony Performed al Copeland Church by Rev. Vern Barr. Miss Mary Gulso, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Gulso, south- west of Mount Pulaski, and Glen Casstevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Casstevens of Beecher City, II1., were united in marriage at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 1951, in the Copeland church, southwest of Mount Pulaski, near the bride's home. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Vern Barr of Lincoln, in the presence of a large group of friends and rela- tives. The church was decorated with baskets of white chrysanthe- mums and pompoms, palms and candelabra. Before the ceremony Miss Glenda Copeland of Rockford sang "Because," "I Love You Truly" and "The Lord's Prayer," with accompaniment by Mrs. Ellis Wood. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore an off white slipper satin wedding gown with panelled front, with tiny cover- ed buttons to the hemline, the full pleated skirt fell entrain. Bodice was fashioned with high neckline, long sleeves pointed at the wrist. The fingertip veil fell from a pearlized tiara, and she wore a strand of pearls, gift of the groom. She carried a colonial bouquet of white taurus, center- ed with an orchid. The matron-of-honor, Mrs. Roger Miller of Artesia, Calif., sister of the bride, wore teal blue (Continued on page 6) NUMBER 18 JEFF O. LEONARD, 71, DIED 00IONDA SERVICES TODAY Jefferson O. Leonard, MONDAY; i well- known resident of Mount Pulaski for many years, died at 10:03 a. m., Monday, Nov. 26, 1951, in St. Clara's hospital, Lincoln, Ill. He was aged 71 years, 3 months and 2 days. He had been a patient in the hospital for six weeks. Mr. Leonard had been in failing health for many months. Decedent was born July 3, 1880, near Edgewood, Ill., a son of Thomas O. and Martha Ann Lan- dreth Leonard. He grew to young manhood in his home community and at Edgewood on July 31, 1900 he married Miss Murtie Dunn. They moved to Mount Pulaski about 35 years ago. Mr. Leonard was a member of the Christian church. Decedent is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Guy Hatfield, Mount Pulaski; two : sons, Powell, of Denver, Colo. and Don, Mount Pulaski; 11 grand- children and three great-grand- children; two brothers, T.V. Leonard of Mattoon, and Robert Leonard of Windsor. i The remains were removed to the Schahl funeral home where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, conduct- ed by Rev. Robert Wilkes, pastor of the Christian church. Appro- : priate hymns were played by vIrs. Frank E. Turley. Burial was in the Mount PU- aski cemetery. The pallbearers were: Henry Feese, Dean Cullen, Austin W. Schaffenacker, Sidney Lee, Donald Copeland and Henry Stolz, the latter of Latham. ERNEST GOODPASTER SERVICES MONDAY Ernest C. Goodpaster, a resi- dent of Mount Pulaski about 35 years, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 1951, in the Dyer Nursing Home in Quincy, Ill., where he had been living the past two years. He was aged 69 years, 3 months and 17 days..: Mr. Goodpaster was born Aug. 6, 1882, in Flemingsburg, Ky., a son of Richard and Emily Fen-. wick Goodpaster. The family moved to Sweetwater, Ill., in his boyhood days. He married Miss Pearl Sharp of Sweetwater over 40 years ago. They located in Delavan for a couple of years, and came to Mount Pulaski in 1914. Decedent was identified :i with the business interests of the city for a number of years and served as a janitor at the Mount Pulaski township high school for several years. To all his friends he was better known as "Chris." Mr. Goodpaster is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl Goodpaster, Miami, Fla.; one daughter, and two sons, Miss Carol Goodpaster and Don Goodpaster, of Miami, Fla., and Edwin Goodpaster of Minneapolis, Minn.; and the fol- lowing brothers and sisters: El. mer, Springfield; Owen, Mount Pulaski; Chester, Quincy; How- ard, Bentonville, Ark.; Jay, of Dwight; Mrs. Pearl Cross, Harts.. burg, and Mrs. Roy Williams of Casa Granda, Arizona. The body was brought from Quincy to the Schahl funeral home in Mount Pulaski, where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, conducted by Rev. Robert Wilkes, pastor of the Christian church. Two hyrnna "Abide With Me" and "Heaven Is My Home" were sung by Phul R. Moore, accompanied by Mrs. J. H. Stuart. Burial was in the Mount Pu, laski cemetery. The pallbeare were: Lloyd L. Hargis, John Curtis, T. A. Gupton, Sr., Fred H. Hahn, Gene Clear and Dean Fos- ter. OUR APOLOGIES Due to a last minute crowded condition we were forced to leave out some news stories which will be next week,