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December 21, 1961

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i \\; FIdMOUS RADIO STAR Vaughn DeLeath at an early age, shown penning a letter at her Mount Pulaski home, and she is seemingly giving it considerable thought. MOORE & McVEY Gi-( TINGS Bill's Blacksmith Shop ILLIOPOLIS TIMES-NEWS (Mount Pulask IlL) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1961 KILLED BY BATTED BALL AT DECATUR The accidental death of Amos Van Hook, 51, prominent farmer and stock raiser, residing be- tween this city and I1Hopolis, which took place Sunday after. noon at Fairview park in De- catur, came as a great shock not only to his family, but to his many friends, as well. Mr. Van Hook was watching a ball game at Fairview Park and was standing along the first base line when a hard line drive from the bat of John Scott, came to. ward him. He attempted to dodge the ball and turned to do so, but he ball struck him behind and below the right ear. His brother, Dr. F. C. Van Hook also of Mount Pulaski, was driv- 1ng thru the park Just after the accident happened and knowi that a game was in progress bt tween Scott's team and a I catur team, decided he would stop and see how they were get. ting alone. As he brought his car to a halt his nephew from Decatur ca running up with the news of 1 uncle's death. 'appy Holidays to all the friends we've had the pleasure o] serving this past year. Neaville's Jewelry ..= Mag gour home be !illed . with boundless happ,ness. DICK SHULL MOTOR COMPANY