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DE WITT COUNTY'S BIGGEST WEEKLY 9 CITY, DEWITT COUNTY. ILLINOIS Thursday, November 22, 1956 Santa To Arrive Here December 1 By Truck Or Sleigh Santa Claus is coming to town. The jolly old boy will arrive in Farmer City on Saturday, December 1. The exact time of his arrival is not known at this time, but will be announced in next weeks Journal. He is expected to enter Main street on the fire truck unless it snows he will arrive by sleigh.

He will be loaded with treats for the youngsters. In order to give Santa the proper kind of welcome with the proper Christmas atmosphere it W'as decided Monday evening at a Boosters meeting to set aside Thursday afternoon, November 29 to decorate Main Street Each Booster is requested to meet in front of the Kendall Theatre promptly at 1:00 oclock that afternoon and will then be assigned to a certain group who will string the lights, decorate the light poles or hang the Christmas signs. If you are a Booster and unable to help then you are asked to send someone in your place. The Christmas drawings will begin Saturday, December 15 and continue through December 24. Drawings will be held promptly at 3:00 oclock each afternoon.

A dressed turkey, duck and chicken will be given away each day. It has been recommended by the Boosters that stores remain open each evening until 9:00 oclock on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Christmas. Most stores are expected to close at 6:00 oclock Christmas Eve. FACULTY MEMBERS MEET MON. AFTERNOON All facutly members of the Farmer City Schools attended a meeting in the cafeteria of the Community Grade School from 2:45 p.

m. to 5:00 p. m. Monday, November 19. "Ethics and Professionalism, was discussed by five different groups.

Questions submitted by individual members had been assigned to" each of the groups. A part of the meeting was devoted to a- discussion concerning the organization of a teachers association at the local level. Eleven Games, Two Tourneys On MHS Cage Schedule Farmer City opens the basketball season with three returning lettermen to help defend the MHS Conference standing. Last year Farmer City finished as champions with a perfect 8-0 record. They had a 22-6 record for the season.

In the Clinton Regional however, they were knocked out in the finals by Clinton. Returning lettermen are Frank Fogal, a six foot senior who played forward last year but probably will play center this year; Bernard Brooks, another senior will play forward, and Curtis Rau, a junior, the other forward. Others out for play are: Dave Ashworth, Jerry Beasley, Merle Clark, Butch Dawson, Ron Ester, Leslie Franklin, Gary Hamblen, Ron Hooser, Dave Isaacs, Ron Jinks, Jim Lamb. Jerry Milton, Allen Oleson, Steve Parr, Don Propeck, Melvin Reynolds, Roger Roberson, Larry Roberts, Julian Shaffer. Gene Stewart, Cecil Thacker Tom Walden, Eddy Warren Phil West, Ralph Westray, Ed Young, and Jim Wright.

The first game will be on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Monticello.N Eleven games are on the schedule for the season with seven games to be played away and four at the Moore High gym. The Sangamon Valley tournament will be played at Weldon and the locals will take part in the Paxton tournament at Paxton. Games, dates and places of games follow: Tuesday, Nov. 27, Monticello, there.

Friday, Nov. 30, LeRoy, there. Friday, Dec. 7, Saybrook, here. Tuesday, Dec.

11, Cerro Gordo, there. December 14 21, SVC Tournament at Weldon. December 26, 27, 28, 29, Paxton Tournament. Friday, Jan. 4, Deland-Weldon, there.

Tuesday, Jan. 8, Villa Grove, here. Friday, Jan. 11, Octavia (Colfax), here. Tuesday, January 15, Bement, there.

Friday, Jan. 18, Mahomet, there. Tuesday, January 22, Trinity, here. Friday, Jan. 25, Paxton, there.

FARMER DEWITT SCHOOLS GET 1 3,206.46 AID State aid to schools in DeWitt County for October in the amount of $13,206.46 has been distributed by DeWitt County School Superintendent A. W. Dickey. Of this Farmer City Dist. No.

10 received $874.77. Also received by Mr. Dickey was a check for $2,906.02 for the September lunch and special milk fund. Distribution of this money w'as as follows: Deland Weldon, Clinton, Farmer City, and Wapella, $79.52. Is On Program At Cornerstone Laying Mr.

and Mrs. Fred R. Harrold attended the services of the laying of the Corner stone of the First Christian Church at John and Westlawn Streets in Champaign Sunday afternoon. The minister, Harold Baird, was master of ceremonies. E.

M. Gallagher, minister of the Weber Street Church of Christ, Urbana, gave the Invocation. Fred R. Harrold, minister of the Church of Christ, Ludlow, gave the prayer of dedication and consecration. The Scripture was given by James Muntz, student at Lincoln Bible Institute, Lincoln.

Benediction w'as given by the chairman of the board of First Christian Church The church was organized in 1953 and has been meeting in the YMCA in Champaign. TRAINED BUFFALO VISITS MAIN STREET Mr. and Mrs. LeRue Olson of North who it is believed own the only trained Buffalo in this country, visited over night Thursday with their friends, Mr. and Mrs.

"Swede Fuller, The following day Mr. Olson saddled his Buffalo and gave Main street quite a thrill by riding the animal in and out of stores, up and down stairs and putting it' through a number of tricks. The Olsons and Fullers worked together at a number of Rodeos and sport shows throughout the country this season. Council Settles Durst Account At Monday Eve Session At the regular meeting of the city council Monday evening a total of $8,780.03 in bills was allowed. Largest items were to the Ohio Oil $1,433.95 on the Light Bond and Interest; $970.51 to Electric $801.60 to the Illinois Meter Repair $837.21 to the Corn Belt Nursery and $462.89 to the Fairbanks Morse Co.

Robert Durst presented bills for the new distribution lines which ii seals, which have symbol One son. Robert, preceded he- ied the nation's fight against tu-in death. 1 bereulosis have been mailed out. Funeral services were at 1:30 This years Christmas Seals are m. Tuesday in the Harmony Unit-, particularly attractive featuring a ed Brethren Church near Latham, little boy alid girl carrying the great grandchildren.

47th Issue of the 85th Year C. Corder, 51, Dies After Heart Attack Chlorus Red Corder, 51, LeRoy, died at noon Monday, Nov. 19, -of a heart attack while sitting in his car on a LeRoy street. He had been in failing health for the past several years and under a doctors care. Funeral services were at 3 p.

m. Wednesday in the Stensel Funeral Home ith Rev. Robert Luce officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr.

Corder was born on May 15, 1905, at Bible Grove to Elmer and Arie Lewis Corder. He was married on- Dec. 24, 1934 to No-reen Mosier. He had served four years with the armed forces and was employed in Bloomington. Surviving are his wife; three duaghters.

Mrs. Mary Lou Holder, Indianapolis. Mrs. Raymond Malcome, Amarillo, and Sandra at home; two sons, James and Terry, both at home; one stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary Lou Holder, ther of Farther City; three brothers, Ivan of Jacksonville, Vernal of Farmer City and Rolla of Ellis, and one sister, Mrs.

Ruby Brooks of Farmer City. DKE Meets At Methodist Church Tau Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma w'as entertained at the Farmer City Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 17. Initiation of three new members was at 11 a. m.

The new members who were initiated are Miss Carol Kreiling, Forest City; Miss Lighthall, Clinton and Mrs. Florence Martin, Mt. Pulaski. Mrs. Ruth Snyder of Decatur was in charge of the initiation ceremony.

Those assisting her were Miss Ruth Schneider, Farmer City; Clara Monke, Havana; Miss Zenobia Zimmerman, Mt. Pulaski; and Miss Helen Woodward, Clinton. Following the initiation ceremony the 34 members and guests i njoyed a delicious birthday luncheon prepared and served by membeis of the Friendship Sunday School class of the Methodist Church. At it was the seventeenth birthday anniversary of Tau Chapter, Miss Theresa Henneberry of Lincoln presented a most interesting history of the organization. She was assisted in the candle lighting ceremony by Miss Caroleen Bell, Havana; Mrs.

Louise Dickey, Clinton; Miss Zenobia Zimmerman, Mt. Pulaski; Miss Jean Joos, Lincoln; Miss Irene Parrotte, Lincoln and Miss Ruth Schneider, Farmer City. During the business meeting, Mrs. Lois Maxey, principal and sixth grade teacher, Washington School of Clinton, was accepted into membership through transfer from Alpha Lambda Chapter. Members weie present from Havana, Forest City, Virden, Lincoln, Mt.

Pulaski, Clinton, Farmer City, Pekin, Decat and Springfield. Hostesses for the ev were Mrs. Dottie Shaffer, Chairman. Farmer City, Miss Helen Woodward, Mrs. Alice Thorp and Mrs. Hagen, ol Clinton; Miss Cathei ine Carter, Spi ingiield: Miss Opal Mount, Decatur and Miss Ruth Schneider. Farmer City. T. McConkey Again Heads Country Dub represent-'of Attend Retreat At Merom, Indiana Mrs. Levi Carter accompanied sox young people of the Bethel church to a Young Peoples retreat at Merom, Inti, from Friday until Sunday, Nov.

9 11. The group included Linda Vaughn, for a police squad Car was tabled Charlene Halcomb, Michael Hal-! Robert Sypult, light plant engi-comb, Donald Propeck, Karen ner, was given a $25 monthly sal-Propeck and Darrell Henry. ary raise beginning Dec. 1. Following church services Sun-1 Carl Wright was present at the Rev.

Carter joined his wife meeting. He asked the council if and he attended a pastors school they would allow him to connect to the city sewer system if he did not incorporate into the city lim at Merom They went from there to Owensburg and Cynthana. Ind. were for the completion of his contract and extra units installed over his contract. His bills allow'- ed, including $7,515.93 which rep- resented the balance of his $67,000 contract and $4,625.25 Mrs T.

Reynolds Observe Ann'sary Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Reynolds are observing their fiftieth wedding anniversary with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.

Jacob T. Reynolds and Sarah L. Harrold were united in marriage at the home of Miss Harrolds grandmother, Sarah E. Harrold at DeWitt, Illinois, November 21, 1906 by Rev. William Murray, minister of the Presbyterian church.

They lived in DeWitt until 1919 when they moved to Farmer City where they have since made their home. Mr. Reynolds is a retired Section Foreman of the Illinois Central Railroad. He is an elder in the Christian Church. Mrs.

Reynolds served as a deaconess for many years and is a teacher in the Christian Church Bible School. They have one daughter, Mrs. Ira Scarbrough, of this city, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs.

Reynolds will hold open house in their home at 1010 North Main Street, Thanksgiving Day, November 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 p. m. and from 7:00 to 9-00. Attractive TB Seals Received Here Wednesday, Nov. 14 was the official opening of the Christmas Seal Sale in Illinois.

Millions of Double-Barred Cross into the fu turc. There is no break in their rhythmic parade across each sheet of Seals, no looking backward. This also is the 501h anniversary of the seal sale in America. Although much has be' accomplished in the fight against tuberculosis, its defeat is still the problem of tomorrow This was the inspiration that prompted artist Ileidi Brandt to place the Double-Barred Cross in the hands of her. marching children: to give the feeling of the crusade against tuberculosis being carried into the future for and by our children.

Ileidi Brandt was born in 1917 on a homestead near Great Falls, Montana, of Danish parents. Seattle, Washington was her home from 1922 to 1943, and it was her first ventures into the art world. Early encouragement came when she won prizes In national competitions conducted by the U. S. Maritime Commission snd the American Red Cross.

Since then, she has done advertising art, book illustration, industrial drawings, paintings, and ceramics. Children have always been her favorite subjects. Now married to a college professor and living in Colorado Springs, she has three boys of her owri who frequently serve as models. Mrs. Brandts design of children marching across the sheet of Seals is achieved by the use of altemat ing boy and girl Seals: the boy is bundled up against wintry weather in hat and jacket of dark green and leggings of lighter green; the girl wears a dark green beret and jacket and a lighter green flowered skirt.

Both children proudly carry the red Double-Barred Cross, County Officers To 'Be Sworn In Dec. 3. i County officials who emerged jn tb(, recent election are scheduled to he sworn into office December 3. The only new official to take the oath of office will be Dr. S.

A. Sinow. coroner. For the rest of the victors, the swearing in ceremonies will be strictly routine. Mrs.

Ada R. Morin, clerk of the circuit court, will be serving her fifth term, and Harry S. Stevens, state's attorney, will begin a second term. HOME FROM HOSPITAL E. R.

Rinehart, who sustained major surgery in the Mennonite hospital, Bloomington, Nov. 9, was able to return to his home here Saturday. Mrs. P. O.

Gee had the nrjisfor-tune of tripping on a rug in her home last Thursday and sprained her left ankle. where they attended the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Lowe observed with open house.

Mrs. Lowe is Rev. Carters sister. DONALD C. HAMMER TO WED SATURDAY Mr.

and Mrs. Alfred Smith of Libertyville announce the coming marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth Lynn to Donald C. Hammer of this city, son of Mr and Mrs. Don Hammer of New Orleans, La. The wedding has been set for Saturday, Nov.

4 in the First Methodist Church in Liber ty die. Mrs. Rachel Rau, 100 Dies In Hospital Mrs. Rachel Rau, 100, of Maroa, mother of Mrs. Emma Nowlin of this city died at 9.30 p.

m. Saturday in Decatur and Macon County hospital, Decatur. Mrs. Rau, a native of Missouri, spent most of her hie in Macon County. She was born May 20, 1856, the daughter of Thomas and Martha Ross Davison.

She was married Feb. 1, 1877, to John Rau, who died Jan. 13, 1939. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Nowlin, Decatur and Mrs.

Emma Nowlin, Farmer City; four sons, Roscoe Rau, Latham; Orville Rau, Elfrida, Glenn and Lynn Rau, both of Kenney; a brother, George Davison, Latham; 21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and nine great which. Mrs. Rau was a member Buiial was in Illini Cemetery at Warrensburg. F. C.

Gets $1,298.27 Sales Tax Money Farmer City received $1,298.27 Irom sales tax collections during September according to a recent report by the state revenue department. September collections are based on business transactions during August. A total of $6,132.76 was netted by six communities in DeWitt County which have enacted the local one-half cent sales tax. Amonts received by other DeWitt County towns are: Clinton, $4,347.06, Kenney, $143 57, Wapella, $126 82, Weldon $116.31 and Waynesville, $105.73. Payments by other nearby towns are Mansfield $203 48; Mahomet.

LeRoy, $1,000 30; Gibson City, $2,269.74 and Lincoln, 87,596 80. Hold Revival At Bethel Church A series of revival services will begin at the Bet hid Congregational Christian Church on Monday, Nov. 26 and continue through Sunday, Dec. 9. Services will be held at 7:30 p.

m. every evening. Rev. Joseph Wallace of Cyn-thiana, Ind. has been secured as the evangelist.

The young man, who has an outstanding personality vvhirh will appeal to tho youth as well as older members of the community, will lead the music also. Rev. Levi Carter is pastor of the church, KIDDIES ON Billy Jack and LaWandt Jo, children of Mr. and Mrs. Donovan Henry; Jeff, son of Mr.

and Mrs. Lloyd Nicholas; Prudy and Judy children of Mr. and Mrs. Don Davidson; Darlene, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Leslie Paiker and Joan Price, daughtei of Mr.

and Mrs Gilbert Price Interested local TV viewers when, they appeared on the Little Rascals" program last Thursday afternoon. DISMISSED FROM HOSPITAL Mrs. Nile Mitchell who submitted to major surgery in the Bro-kaw hospital, Normal, Nov. 2 was able to come home Wednesday of last week. She has improved nicely.

HAS KNEE OPERATION John E. Jones entered Brokaw hospital. Normal Tuesday where he submitted to surgery on his knee. His condition is good. SPONSORS MEDICAL TELECAST TUES.

EVE. The Missionary Society of the Christian Church calls attention to a most interesting telecast to be presented at 9:30 p. m. EST over the NBC network on Tuesday, Nov. 27 In the film.

Dr. John R. Ross, Disciples of Christ Medical Missionary stationed at Lotumbe, Belgian Congo, will be featured in The March of Medicine. The hour-long color film was produced by the Smith, Kline and French laboratories in cooperation with the American Medical Association. Seniors Winners Of Stunt Show The Stunt Show sponsored by the Junior Class of Moore High School, was presented Friday night before a capacity crowd.

The stunts all showed a great deal of work and effort on the part of the students, and their efforts were rewarded by the audiences approval. The judges for the evening were Bob Findlay and Sam Baseler, seniors in speech from Illinois State Normal University. The stunts were scored on the following points: originality, costumes, lighting and setting, preparation, and presentation. An error made in the adding of the points on one of the score sheets resulted in an incorrect announcement of the winner. The error was not discovered until Saturday morning, which made it impossible to correct the announcement earlier.

The score sheets were taken to the judges and they have verified the statement that tho Seniors were the winners and their name will be engraved on the Stunt Show Trophy. The results now show that first place goes to the Seniors; second place, Freshmen; third, Juniors; and fourth Sophomores. Carolyn Curtis and Bernard Brooks were crowned Queen and King of the Stunt Show, having been selected by the entire student body. Music for the coronation and the dance was furnished by Bob Norman and his Orchestra from Champaign. The following committees functioned in order to make the night a successful one; Stunt Commjt-to, Kathryn Swartz, chairman; Election Committee, Jim Wright, chairman; Ticket Committee, Jo Carol Larkin, chairman; Dance Committee, Jim Borton, chairman; Publicity Committee, La Donna Thompson, chairman; Coronation Committee, Patty Hendren, chairman; Tea Room Committee, Deanna Durbin, chairman; Program Committee, Madeline McCord, chairman; Candy Committee, Diane Kenner, chairman; Pop Committee, David Ashworth, chairman.

The Junior class officers are; President, Curtis Rau; vice president; Leslie Simpson; Secretary, Jack Johnson; Treasurer, Jim Sergeant-atArms, Jane Stagen. TO HONOR PAST MASTERS Farmer City Lodge No. 710 A. and A. M.

will ffonor Past Masters at a 6:30 p. m. dinner Thursday evening, Nov. 29. A program will follpw the dinner.

Jerry Hieronymus has resigned his position as assistant meat cutter at Hammers Grocety and has a a position in the meat department at Rosenacks Super Market in Washington, 111. Jetry pects to the meat the general eleclon over'k't. Towhio Aoril 3 Hold Elections DeWitt County vo "rs can ter thinking about the In another few monlbs caucuses will he cal'ed to nonrnate supervisors in six 4ownslcps expire in 1957. The annual town election is April 2. The supervisors whose terrps ex- PTA Observes nerican Ed Week The November meeting of the PTA was held in the new grade school cafeteria, Wednesday evening.

American Education Week was observed in the schools during the entire week with all teachers urging the parents to visit school. The program committee consisting of Mrs. Robert OMalley, chairman, Mrs. Ray McCord, Mrs. Beryl Rutledge, and Mrs.

Charles Keysear presented an interesting film entitled A Desk for Billie. The film was a true story of Billie Davis, daughter of a migrant family and her search for an adequate education though her family was continually moving. She did, however, achieve her ambition to be a writer and proved the value of the splendid school system which exists in our country today. Many members of the PTA have had the privilege of seeing and hearing Billie Davis at various conventions. She is now living in Iowa and she is the wife of a minister.

The Hdspitality committee consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Frederickson, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kimler, Dr.

and Mrs. C. M. Duff, Mr. and Mrs.

Joss Hammer, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Dolbert, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Swartz, Mr.

and Mrs. Palmer Crutchfield and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Mullen.

There will be no meeting in December but on January 9, the annual cafeteria meal will be served, menu being the same as the children will have for lunch on that day. HURT IN TRACTOR UPSET Ray Halcomb near Deland was injured on Tuesday when a trae-for he was driving at the John Leischner faim upset. He was thrown clear of the tractor but suffered a badly injured leg. He was taken to the Kirby hospital in the Trigg ambulance. The extent of his injuries will not be known for a few days when they are able to take x-rays.

HELLO WORLD Mr. and Mrs. Ora ONeal arc the parents of an eight pound two ounce baby boy born Thursday in the John Warner hospital. Clinton. He has been named Larry Allen and is the third child and second boy for the couple.

IS HOSPITALIZED Mrs. Robert Tharp entered the Barnes hospital in St Louis, Mo Tuesday for obsenation and its. He indicated he would consider paying the cent sales tax to the city on his restaurant proceeds. In order to think the matter over further, the council tabled the proposition and will give it further consideration at the next regular session. Visitors at the meeting included Rex Jackson, H.

B. Wyckoff. Dick Roman, Roscoe Herring, Robert Durst and Carl Wright. Hieronvmus Goes Washinnton. III.

Mr Brennan was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brennan. He was married to Maud Long Feb. 12, 1912 and his wife died in 1931.

He was a retired farmer. Mr. Brennen leaves a daughter, Vrs. Viona Farmer Citv: tpree sons. John.

Ixute; Wilford, f'bnnn 'nd Trwin, Arg'-nta; a brother. Frcd Clinton; and three sisters Mrs. Goldie Parker, Cham-paien Mrs Iva Bennett, Ixine, and Mrs. Irma Robt rts, Clinton. TUSCOLA BUSINESS CHAS.

BURK EXPANDS Farmer City friends of. Charles "Cotton" Burk, owner -of the Motor Sales in Tuscola has expanded his business by the purchase of a larger building. He will move into his new purchase soon after Christmas. Cotton is a former Farmer City resident; 1 and his wife will mov, "p'otment on North Blum Stree Monday. FATHER OF LOCAL WOMAN BURIED TUES.

ei vices for William R'rrar Brennan. 76. of Lane were pire next "ar are: Charles Curl i held 2 p. m. Tuesday in Lane (R) Creek; Lester Glenn R).

De-1 Christian Church and bural was in Witt; Jams McKinley (Rl. Rut-j Weldon Cemetery, ledge; S. F. Weaver (Rt. Toca -1 Braun died at 9:30 p.

Frank Ryan (O'. Wapella nhdlSsd ird-v in John Warner Roy Schumaker i Wilson. m. Clinton. irn Aug.

21. 1880 at Paxton, The Woodlawn Country Club hoard members met last. Thursday HA3 SURGERY at the Country Club and elated, VVj. (, ha. irv.rivd hem officers for the coming year Lonn SwBr1 who suhmi.ted i nv'jjr surgerv in the We 'v '-Mr-nita! in Chicago recent 1 is "oortec to lx gettuig along' fine The op1 ration d'so'owd a ruptured disk in his back.

ills wife and brother, Lyle of this city, were at the hospital with him SUFFERS HEART ATTACK Mrs. P. O. Gee has received word that her sister, Mrs, Gertie Evans of Nora Springs, la. has suffered a heart attack.

Mrs. Gee will go to be with her sister if she is not improsed in a days. SUBMITS TO SURGERY Mrs. Wellington Ratliff submitted to major surgery Friday in the Mennonite hospital, Bloomington. She is improving McConkey v.

as re-eelcted to sen as president Other ol fleers elected are O. A. Pcithman. vieo president; s. ard Elsie Alsip, Treas The other three members of the board are Fuller, Walter Stark and Mrs Ray McCord.

Committees for next years ac tivities will be announced taler. IS HOSPITALIZED Miss Dot Thew was removed by ambulance Friday from the Cir'ry Nursing Home, Arrow'-mith to the St. Joseph hospital. Bloom-, ington, where she remains for medical care. The K.

P. lodge is holding a Thanksgiving dance at the hall I tonight. Music is furnished by the Collier Players. i.

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