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CONCERT AND DANCE TO US ANNUAL HOMECOMING High School Invites Public To Atlend ,,,,i.t;,, ,,.,,..,,,. _ This Occasion To Be Feafured .om0000ng at Mount Pulaski At Homecoming High School will be to one evening with a concert and dance to lea- the annual event on Friday Dec. 22ad. is the first year that a game has not been in connection with Home- Generally the cage game held on one night, and the the following night. Last Riverton came for the Home- game, which was held in with a band concert a dance following. Principal Lee Taylor stated in to not having a cage game Homecoming time, was due the fact that it was almost to secure a suitable to play on these off dates. Tuesday night game next with Mt. Zion, will be the game that week, but it has connection with Homecoming. The first game will start at p.m. The high school band which developed into one of the in Mount Pulaski high's long of outstanding bands, will a concert on Friday even- from seven to eight o'clock, Tanner directing. Frankie Leonard's dance band play for the Homecoming which gets underway at 9 and will run until mid- Tickets are $2.00 per couple t $L25 for singles. They are be- sold in advance or may be at the door. highlight of the evening be the crowning of the The two candidates are, Prather and Sherry Davis the Senior class. The attendants will be Wil- SchmAdt, Junior Class; Judy Sophomore, and IAnda Freshmam Foster, 62, Monday Hospital bean D. Foster, well known of Mount Pulaski, Ill., many years, died at 10:40 a. Monday, Dec. 11, 1961, m" Clam's Hospital, Lincoln. He been a patient in the hos- for several weeks. He was 62 years, 7 months and 9 Decedent was born May 12, at Illiopolis, Ill., a son of and Isora Ridgeway Fester. he was very young the moved to a farm-one mile of Lake Fork, where he to manhood. After attend- the Lake Fork grade school a student in the Mt township high school, in the Cla of 1917. one year he taught the Oak- school near Lake Fork and located in Mount Pulaski. On Feb. 2, 1919, he entered the mail carrier service out of Mount Pulaski postoffice and Nov. 10, 1961, made his last over the route, this being a: of about 42 years in this of duW. Through all these he made hosts of friends this city and area be- of his kindly disposition the interest he took in civic of Mount Pulaski. Foster was a veteran of War I, and was a mem- of the local American Legion taking an active part thru the years it has been organ- The High School 65-Piece Con- cert Band will present its an- nual Homecoming Concert Fri- day, Dec. 22 at 7:00 p.m. One of the attractions that will be of interest to Homecomers will be the playing of the Old School Song. A new attraction this year is! the Wind ensemble which is made up of 30 members from the Concert Band. They will play the overture Chester which is based on William Billings Hymn and i Marching Song of the American! Revolution. Other attractior are: the Horn Quartet, performing the Four Hornsmen with band accompani- ment, and a snare drum solo by Mike Berg, which is also accomp- anied by the band. Other numbers on the program will be the William Tell Overture as well as marches and other se- lections. 75 FROM LBI ENJOY SWIM Lincoln Bible Institute held a swimming party on Wednesday evening from 5 to 6 pjn., with 75 enjoying the affair at the Tom- linson Indoor Swimming Pool. The Atlanta GAA have been coming to Mount Pulaski for a series of four weeks to enjoy swimming at the pool or bowling at the Hilltop Bowl, from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. P-TA BAKE SALE THIS SATURDAY A bake sale will be held by the P-TA on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Dannenberger Modern Plumbing & Heating Store on the south side of the square, starting at 10 o'clock. All food which will be on sale that can be put in deep freeze and kept for the Christmas sea- son should be so marked. NEW BRIDGE OVER SALT CREEK NORTH OF CHESTNUT OPEN The new concrete bridge over Salt Creek, on the Chestnut and Reason road, has been completed and opened to traffic. The bridge, which is 42l feet long, cost $172,267, with Logan county, the State of Illinois, and the Federal Government sharing in the cost. A new channel for Salt Creek was cut, eliminating bends in the old channel, which was filled. A large culvert was installed on the north side of the bridge near the location of the old channel to VOL. 59 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1961 NO. 22 AUDIENCE APPLAUDS H.S. CHORUSES IN CHRISTMAS CONCERT A 52-voice girls' chorus and an 85-voice mixed chorus gave a de- lightful concert at the high school Sunday afternoon, under the di- rection of Dan McNabb, to a good- sized and appreciative audience. It was strictly a program of Christmas music, covering every phase of the joyous holiday sea. son in a bright and impressive manner. The choruses which were the largest that have appeared at the high school, numbering over one-third of the student body, are a tribute to the ability and personality of their director. The girls' chorus which opened the program with a series of two groups, were attired in white blouses and dark skirts with a red neck-piece. Their portion of the program included a trio, and a special narration scene with. youngsters grouped around a Christmas tree. The mixed chorus which pro- cessed from the back of the gym was attired in gowns of purple and gold. Their portion of the pro- gram besides two groups of songs included a girls' 8-piece ensemble. Christmas music at intermission was furnished by a brass choir, made up of high school band members under the direction of Claus Tanner. Accompanists for the groups were, Sheila Wilham, Susan Connolley, Wade Schott, and Mrs. Ray Zumsteln. LAKE FORK GRADE SCHOOL PROGRAM DEC. 20 The Lake Fork Grade School will hold its Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Lake Fork Christian Church be- ginning at 7:30 pxm The public is invited. CITY TAKES ON GALA CHRISTMAS EFFECT Mount Pulaski has taken on a Christmas Holiday appearance with the new scenes enhancing the courtyard. Business houses are also brightening up the square with seasonal lights. COMMUNITY CHOIR CONCERT AND PAGEANTRY NEXT SUNDAY MOUNT PULASKIANS Public Invited To INJURED IN WRECK Program At High ON PRIMM ROAD School At 7:30 Three persons were injured, one seriously, in a two car collision about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday on the bridge on the Salt Spring Branch one mile south of Lincoln on the Primm Road. Most seriously injured was Mro. Mable Pruett, 50, of Lincoln, R.R. 2, who was riding with her dau- ghter Mrs. Ruth McVey, 20. State police said the McVey car apparently skidded out of control into the path of a car driven by Warren Chatman, 20, a student at Lincoln Bible Institute. Chatman was treated at ALM hospital for a nose injury and other facial cuts and dismissed. Mrs. Pruett and Mrs. McVey were both hospitalized. Traffic was tied-up for more than half an hour because the cars blocked entrance to the bridge. COLEMAN COMING FOR RECORD HOP A Record Hop will be held at the Tomlinson Recreation Cent- er on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., with John Coleman as MC. Doors will open at 8 p.m. Free Pepsi-Cola will be furnished by the Bloomington Bottling Co. Ad- mission will be 50c. AN IDEAL GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS There are still Bound Editions of the Sil-Tennial Times-News Book available at $3:00. There is still time to mail them as Christ- mas Gifts, but don't delay! Only 10 more days until Christmas. These books are packaged and ready for mailing in padded Jiffy Bag, will be 33c extra for postage. HILLTOPPERS WIN TWO GAMES PAST WEEK- ARGENTA & AUBURN help carry away flood waters. Final SiI.Tenniai Roundup of Belles As a final roundup of the Play MacAsur Saturday, I. Zion Cmes Tuesday Mt. Pulaski' Hilltoppers play- ed like state champions for one quarter here, Friday night, when they poured in 27 points in the first quarter to defeat Argenta 57 to 52. It was a good thing they did, for the visitom outscored them in the other three frames and threatened down to the last minute of play to pull the game the Hilltopper drive was offset by a driving attack by Argenta, and with Dick Romer on the bench with three fouls, the locals fail- ed to click. Reeves in for Romer did a fine job, but Argenta was doing some battling of their own and outscored the locals 10 to 7. With the score 34-21 at the start of the second half, Argenta continued to outscore the locals. The hall opened with 5 fouls but no scoring. McCormick finally hit Mount Pulaski Sil-Tennial Year 1961, the Sil-Tennial Belles have planned a "get-together" for Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 7 pan. in the American Legion Home. The committee planning this event is composed of, Mrs. Ellis Downing, Mrs. Oswald Brooker, Mrs. Katherine Downing, Mrs John Curtis, Mrs. Richard Baker, Mrs. Elmer Schaffenacker, Mrs. !Eugene Kretzinger and Mrs. Paul Beidler. There will be an interesting program presented. Mrs. Julian l a rebound to open the scoring which was mostly on baskets out of the fire. with very little fouling. Argenta The Hilltoppeprs put on a press j a_ai n out^inted t ..... at the outset and had their, op-16   ne tocais, 9 to ponents so off-stride that they l " ,,,;,,;  ........... : ..... ess The | -ffi waau xuttit tluai-ter saw the were practically netpt . ]visitors narrowing the score with passing and shooting of the locals I nlav etting more and m--,, ---'ion ....... was also one of almost penect I aeressive but the ]aole uth as they racked up baskets and' -- .......... numerous free throw opportun. took advantage of numerous fouls ities, were missing consistently. to make a runaway of the period, The visitors poured in 22 points leading 27 to 11. The locals dumped in 8 bas- while the ttilltoppers were getting 16, but couldn't quite muster kets, 3 straight ones by Gene enough scoring power to over- Lincoln, Ill. on April 2, 1920, ! Sams will lead the community was married to Miss Marjorie sing" of Mount Pulaski, and The Belles are asked to bring many years the family has their husband or boy friends, and at the corner of Washing- make this a big evening as a and Morgan Streets. grand finale of the Sil.Tennial are his wife; one Year of 1961. Virginia, wife of Earl Keep this date in mind, Wed- nesday, Dec. 27 at the American on 16) Home. Schmidt, who scored all three from the side in less than a min- ute of play. They also picked up 11 free tosses while missing only two attempts. Keith Wilham capitalized on three gratis shots one on foul when a technical was called on Argenta. narrowing the margin in the half when come the first quarter splurge of the locals. The junior varsity won a 43-38 hardfought game, which went down to the final seconds. Reeves calmly dropped in six straight free throws in the final minute to clinch the game. on  14) Rich choral music and appeal- ing pageantry will be in store for all in this community on night when the Community Choir present its Christmas C, oneert the high school. This concert is a project of churches in Mount Pulaski arid the surrounding area and the Choir is comprised of regul choir members of these churches. The program will include Old: Testament Prophecy, the story of the Saviour's birth, ence singing of familiar ChrM mas carols, traditional and rood: ern carols and anthems by the choir (including excerpts from Handel's "Messiah") and living characters in an impressive nativ' ity scene. The presentation is under the direction of Daniel J. McNabb, in, structor of choral music in Mount Pulaski schools, whose reputation in former endeavors Ill this area augurs well for a performance. The narrator will Dale Voile of Latham, who be remembered for his handling of the script for the Tennial Pageant this past St: mer. Mrs. Paul Burdick is the cap, able accompanist; vocalists in the area will slr4 special parts. The choir has been long and hard; special costumes have been secured; and a man setting was constructed for concert. Lighting effects will used to enhance the entire pro- duction. The time is 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, and the place is Mount Pulaski Community High School Auditorium. A cordial invitation is extend ed to all people in the and surrounding territory. concert will provide an a ate setting for ushering in Christmas season for our corn* munity. Annual Dinner Of C. of C. Jan. 8 Dr. Skadden To Be Featured Speaker of Event The annual dinner-banquet the Mount Pulaski Chamber Commerce is to be held day evening, Jan. 8, at the Lutheran Church. A turkey  ner will be served. The meeting which is open anyone in the community Who would like to attend as well Chamber of Commerce member will be a Ladies' Night affair has been the practice the several years. A highlight of the bane be an address by Dr. Skadden of Springfield, who is one of the ot, standing speakers in the Folks who have heard Dr. den are high in their praise speaking ability. A barkersh0p quartet will furnish music the occasion. If you are not contacted rel- ative to a ticket, by January 1 the deadline, see H. J. secretary, or, Sheldon treasurer. Four new directors are to elected at the meeting, the of Sheldon Copeland, Fred Donald and Robert Stein. expiring.