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December 21, 1961

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(Mount Pulaski, In.) THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1961 is how most of the south Dr. George had his office andis the brick building on the corn- of square looked before the drug store in one of the rooms; [er where Sol Meister had his sa. of the century, and resem- for sometime a cigar factory was a winter scene with sleigh a thriving business; and Peter other end of block and in / Gingry got his start in the confec- li.tance the spire of Zion ltionery business in Mount Pulas. church. In this picture ki; and Romer Bros. had a one-story frame business saloon in one of the rooms to the s It would be hard to west, where Nicholas Lang oper- now who occupied those[ated his saloon for a great many [years. Not showing in the picture loon. The scene was changed in 1899 when Danner Bros. built a brick structure for a clothing store, and 1905 Romer Bros. also put up a brick structure. Older residents will find it in. teresting in making a study of 'the picture. ,HOME TALENT FOR LIBRARY BENEFIT In the early part of the century in Mount Pulaski home talent plays and other entertainment i were frequently given for the benefit of the public library. Here is one production on Thursday night, April 21 (no year given on the old clipping), in Scroggin Opera House, entitled "Twixt Love and Money." The cast was composed of all local people. The article stated, "Mount Pul-I ask; has excellent talent and it[ was easily and cleverly shown[ on this occasion." The performance was arranged by the Library Club for the bene- fit of the library, so that many new books could be added. Over $87 was realized. The cast of characters included: Mrs. Herman S. Bekemeyer, Mrs. Harry Haines (Mae Fowler), Mrs. W. H. Stafford, W. H. Clear, W. H. Stafford, Frank Wilson, Louis Myers, Ben Leslie, Tony Romer, John L. Beidler, Louis Frailich. Mrs. Haines, Mr. Frailich and Mr. Leslie each favored the audi- ence with songs. For this occas- ion music was furnished by an orchestra composed of Miss Mary Ralston, Len Uhle, Julius Myers, $. C. Webster, George Zimmer- mann and Floyd Holler. T all our Jriends, an old-fashioned Christmas wish. May all the joys o/the season enrich your heart this day and ]orever. GOODMAN'S DISPOSAL SERVICE PICTURES OF THESE HOMES were taken a good many years ago and some radical chang- es have been made in some of them. Starting at the top and left to right are: the homes of Carl Lipp; Mrs. John Christman on corner of S. Marion, near elevator; John Lebo, East Cooke, remodelled by Sam Bertoni and now occupied by Dee Buckles. MIDDLE ROW: Frank Mayer, just south of Dick Shull garage; James J. Snyd- er home, was torn down by Uriah Tendick to erect new home; Episcopal parsonage, just west of Zion Lutheran Church, now occupied by Rena Buehler. BOTrOM ROW: R. S. Hershey home, now site of Zimmermann duplex apartments; George Mayer, N. Marion; Charles Ey, South Lafayette, torn down for present two.sto" home. 0 W/e wish to extend ! oHr hopes ]or yoHr great happiness on this jo}oHs day. -.,/ , :.: LEONARD F. McCANN COUNTY C C_RK i;! /(