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EFLECTIONS By H. J. Wible , parking meters) dm/s you could park on any day, for free? It all started in Oklahoma back 1935 when the Chamber of proposed the meter idea to relieve traffic The "'take" was so profitable it wasn't long until it spread city to city across the nation. What had started out to be o of relieving traffic conges- Turned into a profitable bus. of relieving folks of their and pennies. In Dallas, Texas, two cowboys their nickels in meters and their horses; A policeman agreed that they park their horses but they tie Xthem to the meter -- stopped that In Mobile, Alabama, u vigilante chopped the meters as fast as they were put up. In Carthage, Texas, the sheriff the meter crews away a shotgun. City Fathers ever open and a- to any form of revenue that 1light enhance the city treasury, Are in no sense averse to mk- the public pay for the privil- of coming to town and park- their cars while they shop. Parking meters are simply an- form*of taxation paid most- by folks who do not live with- the city, And receive no benefit from it than the lawful privilege of parking their cars for an hour or two, Plus the hazard of over-staying Ue meter time and then being Ilatled into court to pay a fine. Every time you put a nickel a parking meter you are in- lclvertently helping the citizens of city to pay THEIR coet of governmenL While we have hidden taxes on any, many items we purchase, ere is nothing "hidden" about the parking meter because it is tight in front of you when you Irk, waving its little "red flag". If that money received for meters was used to pro- more parking for the shop- ISer so that every there Ould be enough parking area free parking it would be a' derful idea. But in most cases the money qved goes into the general fUcl which takes care of every- tlsg but mere parking room. Instead, they keep putting in ore meters farther and farther from the shopping center, to get aore and more revenue. They are not interested in your Izrking problemlthey're interest- 1 in the extra revenue you put Into their coffers. In Salt Laf City they tried to "milk" every nickel possible out of the motorist. They tried out a device that ould 'automatically erase the ttnle left by a motorist who did- U't use up his full nickels worth.  One irate citizen suggested that the city was afraid someone ould get a little free parking time that they would fix it so the unused by the original park- 0 be refunded." The cost of installation proved too expmmtve for the returns so Was dropped. Business Men Urcjed To Attend Monday Meeting Meeting Will Be Held At City - PULASKI, ILLINOIS -" Hall At 8 O'clock Monday evening, Dec. 11, at 8 VOL. 59 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1961 NO. 21 o'clock, at the City Hall, the di- rectors of the Chamber of Corn- NO.T SCHAHLS' 85.VOICE HIGH SCHOOL CHORU merce invite and urge represen- tation of all business establish-[HONORED ON 35th PRESENTING CONCERT SUNDAY ments in Mount Pulaski to attend IWEDDING DATE a special discussion on a matter Christmas Concert Mr. and Mrs. orman Schahl, ETTA UPP DIED living northwest of Mount Pul- Will Be Real Treat aski on the Primm Road, cele- FRIDAY AT HOME brated their 35th wedding anni- ON N. LAFAYETTE To Community versary Sunday, Dec. 3, with Op- The Mount Pulaski Township en House at the home of their Miss Etta L. Upp, who lived on High School Chorus will present daughter, Mrs. Glenn Helton, at North Lafayette St., Mount Pul- their annual Christmas Concert, 111 N. Belmont St. aski, II1., died in the family home Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. in the Ruby Mtttlesteadt and Norman Friday, Dec. 1, 1961, following an high school gymnasium. Schahl were married Nov. 28, 1926 extended illness. She was aged 75 The mixed chorus now having at the Zion Lutheran Church in years and 13 days. She had re- Mount Pulaski with the Rev. H. ceived medical care in a hospital 85 voices, will present the prog. Wittrock officiating, during her last illness, ram with numbers also by the girls chorus, girls trio, and girls A beautiful cake centered the Decedent was born Nov. 18, ensemble, under the direction Of serving table. Coffee, punch and 1886, on a farm four miles north- Dan McNabb.. Many of the beau. cake were served by their at- west of Mount Pulaski, a daugh- tiful and familiar Christmas cm'- .... "- - r-- subsidized tendants were Raymond Hahn, of ter of Lewis Upp and Susan Mor- o1 will ho uuna inolndin 'Ph must neip oo 1[. LO ge ... .. ,Were ..... v ......  ............ , -- . . _ inference iBloommgton; Mrs. Paul Schmidt, ris Upp The family moved into i ..... "h'"' "(;h--I;,i'ld,'"'C !iseOf lMd!slo:  n:drgMtlorwlrwr:o!' town over 50 years ag.ivllss uPP,. W ...... onderous Night ...... Alleluia." "i ; "  " ". "" attended Mount Pulaski schools[,,Lo Now A Rose," "Good " ri and graduated from the old high[fan' Men, Rejoice," "Carol er and a former member of the IMt" Pulaski and Elmer Mittle- school in the east part of town Illinois General Assembly for a steadt of Rockford. in the Class of 1904. She became number of years, who is taking The guests of honor received well known to residents of the an active part in trying to aid many cards and gifts, city during the many years she the farm program. Following the open house, an served in the business district as Rural people who know the evening meal was served to the a bookkeeper, for the mercantile score must get a hearing. In following: the guests of honor firm of Mayer & Shoup, Roman long range thinking it is life or Mrs. Matilda Mittelsteadt, Rev. Romer's poultry buying and feed death for small communities, and Mrs. Martin Rothe, Mr. and business, Ey's Bakery, and for the Mrs. Paul Schmidt and family, late Albert Dillsaver when he was JESSE TAYLOR RELEASED Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kribbs and assessor. Because of her declining FROM HOSPITaL WEDNESDAY family, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond health she had given up active j ..... ome on Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond work several years ago. Miss Upp esse taylor re[urneu n ......... tielton, Mr. and Mrs. Chfford member of the Mount Pul- Wednesday oz trim weeK, Lrom ............. was a .......... ,,. icoln bcnam ana lamny, ,qr. anu ma's. aski Methodist Church and was a tne 5t Clara s flpltal, " ' Pl^ ul^n n.t ,-,.,{l,v r on, charter member of the WSCS of "- - -  a*;et for ,.,=n ,,=.,,, ,.,,..a.,,,.j .....,,., where ne nau oeen a p t, , i ........ ' - ., [ ....... uc,_mrs kcoDert Lewis ana iamlly, the church, will be Sheila Wilham, Susan  days, touowmg a tracor-E K  .......... ! Misses Judy and Janet Schahl, It is an interesting fact to know, Connolley, Mrs. Ray O. Zuh% accident on loum 4 ease oz me t .... -" - 26th I Jonnny cnahl and Jerry Wessel. that Miss Upp was a distant rel- t and Wade Schott. city, on DctoDer . I T,,1,r who Was working for| Mr. and Mrs. Sehahl are par- ative of Abraham Lincoln, thru] There is no admission ,.'*i-was drivin a tractor[ ents of five children, namely, the Morris family, formerly of. and the public is invited wmcn .... was pullin-; a wa-on, on  Janet, Juoy,. Mrs. Louetta Lewis,. trans rt truck Mrs Sinrley Helton, and Clifford Route 54, when a po Ohio. tend this early Christmas The only survivors are two sis- This is_an, excellent way to struck the rear of the wagon, There are 12 grandchildren, ters, Mrs. Maude Kiplinger of St. ]your t=nnsrmas easen. ! pushing it to one side and pin- Petersburg, Fla, and Mrs. Murrel] ning Taylor to his tractor seat. BLOOD BANK ON Boyden of Mount Pulaski. ]ROTARIANS FETE Both his legs were so badly in- The body was removed twOdehre ROTARY S AT jured it was necessary to ampu-FRIDAY MARKS ITS Schahl Funeral Home, e tate them about six inches be- 10 ANNIVERSARY funeral services were held Sun- ANNUAL BANQUET low the knees, day, Dec. 3, at 2:30 p.m., conduct- When the Peoria Red Cross ed by the Rev. Clifford Smith, Rotary Arms were guests COMMUNITY GROUP bloodmobile unit makes a regu- pastor of the Methodist Church, their Rotarian husbands at far call to Lincoln, Friday at the and a former pastor, the Rev. F. very enjoyable Ladies' PAGEANT-CONCY00 First Christian Church, from 11 E. Neumeyer. Organ numbers banquet, held at the SUNDAY, DEC. 17 a.m. to 5 p.m., it will mark the were played by Mrs. Francis My- Home Thursday evening. 10th anniversary of the founding rick. Arthur Skelton of The Mount Pulaski Community of the local blood bank by the Burial was in the Mount Pul- past district governer of Chorus will present a Concert and Logan County chapter of the !aski Cemetery. Pallbearers were: and his wife teamed up to Pageant on Sunday, Dec. 17, at Mnerican Red Cross, Dr. Donald Harold Mann, Henry Epping, Rob- their audience a most 7:30 p.m. in the high school gym. M. Barringer, Blook Bank chair- err Ayers, Dr. C. M. Merriman, and humorous travelogue The Pageant part of the pro- man for the past nine years, re- Otto Ey, and Louis F. Sams. trip to the International gram will be narrated by Dale port& tion of Rotary which was held Voile, of Latham, who did such It will also be the 96th visit of Tokyo, Japan They visited ' " n ' an excellent job narrating the Sil- the bloodmobile unit to this corn- New Swim Cl,s Imsa, Phfllipines, and tto g, Tennial Papeant in July. There munity and during the 10 year . [on the way over and their will be familiar carols and music period 11,281 donors have donat- There is still room for morc lelogue told in a homely from the "Messiah". ed blood. Blood furnished Abra- swimmers in the adult swimming [ of some of their experiences There is no admission charge, ham Lincoln Memorial hospital classes which started this week[the citizens of those The public is invited to attend totals 6,464 pints, to St. Clara's at the Pool, director Bill Wheel- their shopping episodes were his outstanding feature, hospital, 3,484 pints, a total of er reports, lightful. The next rehearsal will be on 9,953 pints. Logan county hospit- Tuesday, Dec. 12, and dress re- als were also furnished 126 pints Women Beginners meet Mon- Sultana Alam, a Rotary hearsal will be held Saturday, of serum albumin. Five pints of days at 6:30 p.m. or from 2 to 3 a young lady from Pakistan Dec. 16, at 7:00 p.m. whole blood are required to ob- P" m. on Fridays. Women Inter- is studying English Literattme tain one unit of serum albumin mediates swim at 7:30 p.m. Mon- the University of Illinois, or 630 pints of blood. Also fur-days, honored guest. Her father, a 3ERVE TURKEY TO nished the local hospitials were Classes for men's beginners Clubgen' atiS viCeDacca,prestdentEast of 0; GRADE SCHOOL 205 units of frozen plasma, 23 un- are Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Men Rotary is sponsoring her its of packed cells and 12 units of swimmers meet at 7:30 p.m. The in this country as part The public might be interested Gamma Globulin. Total blood senior life-saving class is at 6:30 International program. to know that on Wednesday be- furnished Logan county chapter p.m. each Wednesday. Arrangements for the fore Thanksgiving Day, 320 child- is 10,823 pints. This figure does Newest addition to the list of were in charge of Dale ren and adults were served a not include blood provided for Lo- 10-mile swimmers in the "Swim president, and Mrs. NeaVll baked turkey dinnner in the grade gan county residents while hos- for Health Program" is Betty banquet was splendidly school cafeteria. The turkeys were pitalized outside Logan county. Sams, who completed the record by Mrs. Herloph Sather. donated by the government. The first mobile visit to Logan this week. Mrs. Vivian Ingram and Mrs. county was December 13, 1951,  RONALD CLYDE '"Nubby" Holmes, with the assist- with 110 productive donors. Dur. MRS. WALTER SAMS DIED WEDNESDAY, ance of Mrs. Lorene Howe, baked ing the 95 visits the average pro- INJURED IN FALL Ronald Clyde 10 19-lb. turkeys, thus serving ductive donors per visit was 118.7 the group with baked turkey, pints. Mrs. Walter Sams, living east ths old son of it mashed potatoes with giblet of the city, while in a florist shop Staup Linville, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin MERRY MAIDS TO HOLD at Decatur Wednesday morning, at his home on Nov. 29, slipped on some greenery[ 6, 1961. They custard with whipped cream, hot BAKE SALE SATURDAY, DEC. 9 and fell, fracturing her right[of Mount 1 rolls and butter and milk, with coffee for the adults. The Merry Maids 4-H Club will kneecap. She was removed to the/ices will be Needless to say, there were a hold a bake sale on Saturday Decatur-Macon county hospital[at 1:30 p.m. lot of stuffed children that after- morning, Dec. 16, in the building for X-ray examination, surgeryl Home_ i_n L 7 noon, for many went back for east of the First National Ban and care, and remained in the|traY '.uma .... second and third helpings, starting at 9 am. hospital for further treatment. | atlng. The fallacy of the parking met- in the downtown areas is be- Coming more and mcere appment. More and more business el. (Continued on page 16) that can affect their pocketbooks for some years to come. This 1962 session of Congress will represent the crisis in Farm i programs. The only source of bus- iness dollars for Mount Pulaski and thousands of small cities throughout the nation is the dol- lar the farmer gets for his pro- ducts. It means good, bad, or no business for small communities. It means plenty of food, at reasonable prices. The true picture of the farm economy must be placed before the American people. The busi- nessman in the rural communities Bells," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Mary Had A Baby," "Hallelujah, Amen" and others with some them A Capella. There will secular numbers including iRide," "Twelve Days of Christ- mas," "White Christmas," "Win- : ter Wonderland". Featured also will be a brass choir of Bill Downing, Janice and an Jaggi, Ron Peterson, Dennis: Myrick, Jim Berg, Danny Lanham, Mike Kilhoffer and Sharon Waeh- ter. The "Littlest Angel" will be narrated by Linda Harem. Accompanists for the groups