Amherst News-Times, 1919-10-02
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sSgsnipa'S'B *"" sawesafip* ,U"' \ ««v» . THE AMHERST NEWS-TIMES CRIPTrON, %\M PER YEAR PARADE, SPEAKING, RACKS, SUP- PSR AND FREE DANCE IN EVENING. ,t 41 Sefdlera Present Prom South Amherst and Vicinity. .Speakers ' Prom Elyra. «TCHBRS, BARSKRa AND BANKS CLOat WBDNBSDAVS The village of South Amherst very fittingly and appropriately celebrated In honor of their soldier boys, living and dead who served In the frost world war. There were -more than forty of the boys dressed In the uniform of their country who marched at the head of the parade and occupied a very prominent place In all the events of the day. The mothers of soldiers, too, wore fittingly honored. They were tested during the speaking program directly in front of the stand In a body and each word a badge with the word "Mother" printed across It. South Amherst ss a town turned out enmaas for the occasion and all public spirited citizens and all business Arms and local industries contributed their part toward making the celebration a success in the fullest sense of the word. The Parade. The parade was the first important feature of the afternoon's events. It formed near the square and marched westward taking In some of the minor streets of the village and finally returning to the square where it was disbanded. The 41 solders who are citizens of South Amherst and live in that vicinity occupied a moat prominent place In the parade. The Minute Men of American were well represented. The Boy Scouts attracted much attention. The speakers were given a place In the parade. Near the head of the column marched tbe Amherst band which furnished music for the occasion. A float of purple and white bearing the "Welcome Home" gave a finishing aspect to the parade and was the work of the Royal Neighbors. The Knights and Ladles of Security were followed by the Quarrymen'a Mutual Benefit association and the school children. Speaking Program. After the parade the soldiers took their places on the pratform that had been erected near the house used for a town hall, the speakers were assigned to seats and mayor Ruth presided over the speaking program. The band played the Star Spangled Banner after which one verse of America was sung by the audience. Rev. A. A. Hunter, who waa dressed in tbe uniform of a chaplain of the army delivered the invocation. Mr. Ruth addressed a few remarks to the returned soldiers and to the audience. He expressed the situation very well and In a few worda voiced the appreciation of South Amherst of Its soldiers and their deeds of valor. Attorney Harry Redlngton was next Introduced by the chairman and he addressed the audience, paying a very well deserved tribute to the returned soldiers and to the people who stood so firmly behind them lnwbvery drive. W. H. Chamberlain of Elyria gave a short but very vigorous end Inspiring address. He commended the vitiate of South Amherst for the noble war in which they responded to every call.for funds and to every call tor sacrifice of any sort. He said that no ons was in doubt in the least ss to how the war would turn out, but no ons know: how lone It would be and no i one knew how many of the boys in khaki would return to enjoy the freedom they went to preserve. Chaplain A. A. Hunter needed no introduction to the people of South Amherst Mayor Ruth called on him to say a few words. <He first gave the records of the soldiers from South Amherst and vicinity who were killed or died In the service. They are aa follows: The Boys Who Dlad. Henry Holle waa born Jan. 12, 1895. Left for camp Sherman, Chilli- cothe, Septembe SI, 1917. Waa assigned to Co. C, 6th Infantry. Left camp at Tennessee for overseas duty April 3, 1918. Killed In action In Francs Sept. IS, 1918. Elmer Johnson, born March IS, 1900. Unlisted In the Ohio uatonal guard; 'April 6, 1917. Volunteered for federal service and waa transferred to the Rainbow division, Co. B, 16th ti. 8. Infantry. Sailed for Prance Oct 18, 1917. Killed In action at Chateau Thierry June 4, 1918. . Kelvin Mataon was born June 11, 1899. Left for Camp Sherman, Chilli- cothe, Sept 3, 1917. Assigned to Headquarters Co., 329th infantry. Taken sick with scarlet fever and died March IS. 1918. Albert Oraber, Jr., was born May 35; ISM. Left for Camp Sherman Sept. S, 1917. Assigned to Slth Co., 9th training battalion, 158th depot brl gad*. Taken sick with influensa and died' Oct 8, 1918. Ralph B. Powers waa born at Maga dore, Ohio, July 26, 1890, and came with his" parent* to South Amherst when he was 6 years old. Ho was serving aa examiner with The butchers, barber shops and banks will close every Wednesday afternoon throughout the year, aa they have been doing all summer. At the last business men's meeting there was a great deal of discussion aa to whether all the stores should give their employes a half holiday. The employes believe as long as they have to work Saturday evenings they should have Wednesday afternoons off. T"je majority of those present at the meeting were In favor of closing, but there were enough opposed to prevent the resolution from carrying. The business places that Will continue the Wednesday closing, however, say that within a few weeks everybody will follow their footsteps. While closing Wednesday afternoon inconveniences some la the matter of purchasing, It makes longer hours for the storekeepers and their clerks, too long for the ordinary man, consider ing the hours worked In the big factories and offices. AMHBRST, OHIO, THURSDAY, OCTOBBR 2, 1919. "SANOSTONB CBNTBR OP THB WORLD" CARD OP THANKS. We wish to express our sincere thanks to those who so kindly offered their services in our bereavement. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. We also wish to thank Rev. Hunter for his kind words and Mrs. Kaser and Mrs. Norton for their singing. WILLIAM COBURN and family. WILLIAM WILLIAMS and family Mr. and Mrs. Fred Johnson and Mrs. D. Oooch of Michigan and Mrs. Bennett of Avon attended the funeral of Miss Cells Williams Tuesday afternoon. the Firestone Tire ft Rubber Co. of Akron when he enlisted In the medical corps of the army. He was sent to Fort Benjamin Harrison to the officers' training school In August of 1917 and was assigned to duty at Camp Custer, Mich., three months later. From there be was assigned to overseas service, leaving New York In July of 1918 and landing In England two weeks later. He remained there for a time, expecting to be sent to tbe western front, but instead was orderel to the Murman coast In northern Russia, arriving there In October. Tbe transport on which they were carried passed within 15 degrees of the north pole, landing in Archangel. After a couple of weeks of service in this vicinity, Lieut. Powers was sent south with an expedition along the Dvtna river to,establish aa evacuation hospital at the front, hie final location being at Ust Padlnga o.n the southern line of the Archangel sector. Jan. 22 while Lieut. Powers waa caring for the wounded in hla little hospital, the building was struck by a high explosive shell and he was severely wounded. With tbe thermometer registering 50 below zero he was carried 16 miles to tbe military hospital at Shenkurak, where he died In the evening of the following day. His unUmely death marks the passing of a loving son, a loyal soldier, and a faithful friend. Since his death he was promoted to the rank of captain and awarded the D. S. C. for extraordinary heroism In action. This service cross will be presented to his mother with the required military ceremonies by the American Legion at Amherst on Sunday, Oct 4. After the program several races and contests were pulled off In which the soldiers took part and some events were arranged especially for their benefit It waa a lively hour that ensued and all worked up an appetite that did the supper Justice that had been prepared for them In the Community house by the ladles. The soldiers were all seated at the first table witb the speakers and tbe guests of the day. Besides these the ladles ted more than a hundred and fifty people many of whom had to wait for second table. A very Interesting program of toasts were heard after the supper. The orchestra of the Congregational church led by Rev. Stelner furnished music during tbe meal. The Evening. In the evening a free dance was given In the Foresters' hall. Each alternate dance was reserved for the soldiers and their partners In order to insure their not being squeezed out entirely by the large crowd that was sure to be present st such sn event. All In all, it waa a full day, a day that will be remembered by the soldiers of the community and all their friends, a day that waa Intended to show the appreciation of the whole community for the brave boys who went to a foreign shore to fight to preserve tbe freedom they had always known, a day of merry-making at the safe return of so many of the brave lads who wors the U. 8. uniform end a day dedicated to tbe honor of those who so willingly gave their Uvea that America may continue to be known ss "the land of the free." Incidentally there are many factors that made the day a aucceaa that have not been mentioned. The boy scouts played a very Important part. They maintained a stand in which they sold Ice cream cones and soft drinks. They it was, too, who thought of the only veteran of the civil war, Thomas Bwaln who was sick and unable Jo leave home. They took his supper to him from the community house. SMYTHE TO MAKE Rift MAYOR WILL OPPOSE POSTER AT NOVEMBER ELECTION—LITTLE NOT TO RUN. Several weeks ago It was said that J. J. Smythe would withdraw his name from the ballots as democratic candidate for mayor. Yesterday, however, he Informed us that he will he a candidate, and appeals for the support of all his friends. E. E. Foster, present mayor, is a candidate for re-election on the republican ticket. The fight for this office is tbe one bright spot In the local campaign, it being the only contest of Importance. Smythe has been mayor before, many of the village Improvements being secured during his Incumbency. Foster has been in office the last two terms, and has a creditable record. Both men are prominent In local politic* and have many friends. Both Smythe and Foster are also candidates for Justice of the peace, in addition to E. C. Schuler and Fred Ruth In South Amherst. In choosing men for these positions the voters must look up the merits of all candidates and select the best man. Little Withdraws Name. For the last several weeks, friends of the editor of this paper have been quietly working in his Interest to secure promises from voters that his name would be w/ltten in for the office of mayor. This movement was started without our knoweldge, and we sincerely thank the men responsible for their work in our behalf. We are told upwards of a hundred names were secured. With the announcement that Smythe will make the run, however, and it being certain that with our name not appearing on the official ballot election would scarcely be possible, we desire to announce to friends that we are not a candidate this year. It Is very possible tbat In our position of "unofficial" censor at the frequent council meetings we can assist in insuring Amherst an efficient administration, possibly better than in any other manner. If the time seeni3 propitious, and our friends still desire it, perhaps In two years from now we'll come right out and go after It. Who knowsT DR. POWERS APPOINTBO "Y" OORBBSPONOENT HERE Dr. H. W. Powers has been appointed corresponding member of the state executive committee of the Ohio young men's christian associations for Amherst, to assist In a state-wide service to young men and boys who are leaving home to make their residence elsewhere. The work operates In such a way that when a boy enters a new city to work or attend school his flrse associates will be the men who can assist him In entering the best life of his new home. The plan Is to combat the evils that may befall a boy during hs first tew days of city life. Information regarding any boys leaving the country is sent direct to the state office of the Y. M. C. A. and from there certain Christian men In the city where use i>oy Is going are Informed, Including the pastor of the church of his own choice. These persons make their business to visit the boy at once ami help him select proper associates. Over 50 per cent of the entire population of Ohio live In villages of 5.000 and under or In open country counties. Boys are leaving these places continually to find employment In larger centers. The first few days of residence In his/ new environment are critical with the boy. There Is probably no other service rendered by the Y. M. C. A. so timely as this. The corresponding member system follows the boy, not only to other points in Ohio, but to other states as well. This department of the statewide Y. M. C. A. work is being directed by J. J. Snuler, state field secretary. MRS. POWERS 10 BE 6IVER WAR EMBLEM AMERICAN LEGION WILL PRE 8ENT MEDAL WON BY SON FOR BRAVERY IN BATTLE. An Amelrcan Distinguished Service cross, won by the Iste Capt. Ralph Powers, will be presented to Mrs. H. W. Powers, his mother, by members of the local post of tbe American Legion Sunday afternoon at the rear of the i chool grounds. Members of the legion held a meeting Tuesday evening and appointed committees to take charge of the affair. Every member is requested to Appear In uniform. Speeches will be made by s everal noted men. Capt. Powers was killed last January at Ust Padenga, Russia, when a high explosive shell struck a hospital where he was In charge. Mr. Powers was highly respected among bla fellow officers and men, and well deserved the honor medal which the government will present his mother. Prior to entering the sevrlce, be was associated with the medical director of the Firestone Tire ft Rubber Co. In Akron and won high place as a physician. The members of tbe legion ebow much Interest In Sunday's event, and it is sure that every member will be present at the impressive ceremonies. NEW BOOKS AT AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY Babcock- The Soul of Ann Rut- ledge. Barrle—Quality Street. Canfleid—Home Fires in France. Cook—Our Poets of Today. Ferber—Cheerful—By Request. Gordon—The Men Who Mske Oar Novels. Orey— The Desert of Wheat. Kyne—The Long Chance. Latane—America as a World I ower. McCarter—The Reclaimers. Overton—Women Who Make Our Novels. Parrish—Contraband. Sawyer—Doctor Danny. Wright—The Re-creation of Brian Kent. JUVENILE BOOKS. Altsheler—The Master of the Peaks. Brooks—Under the Tamaracks. Collins—Naval Heroes of Today. Fltzhugh—Tom Slade on the Klver. Orlffls—Dutch Fairy Tales. Otis—Chasing a Yacht. Raymond—A Quaker Maiden. Slngmaster—Katy Oaumer. PROMINENT PHYSICIAN DeSATURDAY DR. WASHINGTON FOSTER, RESPECTED CITIZEN FOR 22 YEARS, DIES APTER 8TROKE. W.C.T.U. CONVENTION HEREJOMORROW COUNTY UNION WILL MEET AT M. E. CHURCH—INTERESTING PROGRAM ARRANGED. The Lorain Coun.y W. C. T. U. annual convention will be held at the local M. E. church tomorrow, In an al! day session. Delegates from every town in the county will be present and an Interesting convention is assured. Florence D. Richard, state president of the union, will be present and deliver en address In tbe evening. Among some of the out of town speakers who will address the delegates the Mrs. B. C. Chapin of Brown- helm, Mrs. Ida Jaycox, Lorain, Mrs. F. 1). Warren, Wellington. Mrs. Mary Richard, Oberlln, Mrs. W. P. Shepard,, LaPorte, Mrs. Orace Parks, Grafton. Mrs. L. C. Smith, Lorain, Mrs. Lillian J. Dager, county superintendent, Mrs. Nellie Hill, Elyria, and Miss Hattla Andrews, Fields. In the afternoon session music will be furnished by a ladies' quartet from Lorain. At noon the delegates will indulge In a picnic lunch, tbe Amherst ladles serving hot coffee. This convention is very important to everyone who wishes to keep Ohio dry and the offloere of the W. C. T. U. expect a large crowd to attend an.' hear some of the addresses given by women familiar witb their subject. Everyone Is cordially invited. A. C.'s TO PLAY GRAFTON TIGERS The Amherst A. C. football team will meet the Grafton Tigers at Brandt's park Sunday at 2 p. m. The Tigers have a strong team but not so strong but what Amherst has a good chance of winning. The game is being started early so as not to conflict with the services of the American Legion, as many of the players are members. LYCEUM ATTRACTIONS ANNOUNCED BY M.M.A. MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS, LECTURERS AND ENTERTAINER8 TO APPEAR HERE. FIFTY DOLLARS IN PRIZES ENTERING ADDLED ADAGE CONTEST GIVES YOU CHANCE AT $25 FIRST PRIZE. List of 50 Proverbs, the Eight Correct Solutions Being Among Them, Printed en Another Psge. Dr. Washington Foster, aged 66, died at the local hospital last Saturday morning at 1 o'clock after a stroke of paralysis which occurred in front of his home laat Wednesday noon. His death came as a shock to his many friends, as he had never shown any signs of Illness before, and wss apparently In the best of health. Dr. Foster was^btsha.m Oldham. Bog- land, and came to this country when 20 years of age. He returned to England for a short time but soon returned to America and had made his home here ever since. He received his elementary education in England. After arriving in this country he became a licensed pharmacist in Detroit, Mich., after which he took a course in medicine at the Michigan Medical college in Detroit and received his degree. While in Michigan he was united In marriage with Miss Florence Tinker, who preceded him in death but a short time ago. When about 45 years old he came to Amherst and had lived here ever since. He was one of Amherst's most competent and respected physicians, and had built up an excellent practice in this city. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Quigley of Cleveland and Miss Birdina of Amherst, one son, l'erman, two sisters, Mrs. Marian Morse of Stanton, Mich., and Mrs. Violet Carpenter of Muskegon, Mich., and one brother, William, of Chicago. Private funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from tbe family home by Rev. Harding, former pastor of the local Congregational church. Interment was made In Crown Hill cememtery. The pall bearers were E. H. Nicholl, W. H. Scblbley, Dr. A. F. McQueen, Dr. H. L. Hall, F. C. ,!!lii sad Dr. W. A. Purcell. Alvin Tinker of Hartagrove and Mrs. Ada Tinker of Hiram, Ohio, attended the funeral of Dr. Foster. PIONEER OF AMHER8T PAS8E8 AWAY Miss Celia Williams, aged OS, passed atvay at the home of W*m. Cotmrn Hun lay, Sept. 26 after a long illness with Bright's disease with which she has been confined to her bed for several months. She was born In Amherst and ha4 lived here all her lite, last residing on Elyria avenue. She was a faithful member of the Methodist church here and sang In tbe choir of that church many years of her youth. Miss Williams Is survived by one brother, Wm. Williams, and two nephews, Wm. Coburn and Harry Williams all of Amherst, besides several cousins residing In Michigan. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Wm. Coburn on Milan avenue at 2 p. m. Tuesday afternoon by Rev. A. A. Hunter of the M. B. church, being attended by her many friends of this place. Mrs. F. E. Kaser and Mrs. Metta Norton, two membera of the choir of which Miss William was once a member furnished the music. Beautiful floral offerings were made. Interment was made in tho Cleveland avenue cemetery. PLANS ABOUT COMPLETED jOR MERGER WILL NOT GO INTO EFFECT UNTIL OCT. 15—REV. HUNTER NOW AT M. E. CHURCH. Plana for the long talked of merger of the Methodist and Congregational church of thla place are about completed. Trustees from both churches have met and decided that tbe merger will take effect Oct. 15. The plan of the consolidation remains the same as told in the issue of two weeks ago, leaving the smaller details to be settled after the merger takes effect. A meeting of the Sunday school board of the Methodist church last Tuesday evening decided the matter of the Sunday schools. All those present were In favor of joining the schools inasmuch as the churches had voted to do so. Rev. Hunter in his talk said that the Sunday school of any church could not be run separately from the church. Many other members of the board also expressed the same sentiment. The two schools will get together after Oct. 1 and elect officers and teachers from both of the present schools. Rev. Hunter Now at M. E. Church. Rev. Hunter, who is to be the pastor of the united church, la now occupying the pulpit at the Methodist church and will do so until the merger takes effect. Rev. Kyle Booth of the Congregational church has accepted a call to the First Congregational church at Lima and will leave Oct. 16. Evening services are being conducted as usual at the Cong'l church but not at the Methodist. There has been no attempt to unite the Ladies' Aid societies of the two churches as yet and it is thought (hey will run separate with their own lists of officers. A consolidated Young People's society will be formed as soon as the two churches unite. SPECIAL 8ERVICE8 AT 8TONE CHURCH At the Stone church, Rev. M. Neu- meister will speak on "The Christian and Prayer" Sunday at 10:30 a. m. and at 7:30 p. m. on "What to Do With Our Burdens." The Sunday school meets at 9:30 a. m. and study the lesson, "John and Peter Became Disciples of Jesus." Classes for all. Youug Peoples' meeting at 7 o'clock. Subject, "Our Relation to Others, Toward World Brotherhood." All are cordially invited to attend any or all of the meetings. KIDS STEALING CHESTNUTS. Several neighboring farmers and fruit growers are up In arms against the depredations of small boys, and some large boys,, who delight in making raids on chestnut trees. At qpe place, not content with picking up the chestnuts from the ground, they havo broken down entire limbs from the trees, doing untold damage. If a few of the boys are caught and examples made of them, probably tbe practice will be stopped. What is said to be the finest array of lyceum talent ever secured for Amherst is announced for this season by the Minute Men of America under whose auspices the lyceum series will be presented. All attractions will appear In tbe Opera house. The summer Just past has been the most successful for the holding of Chautauquas in the history of that movement and It has been truly said that "the Chautauqua Is just the lyceum with her summer clothes on." it is believed that never has there been so much Interest in hearing high- class and worth while entretainments such as have been provided for us this season. The value of this kind of entertainment lies in the fact that the craze to be entertained by being studiously frivolous and purposeless Is playel out for the war has brought a mental change in America and real life has become much more interesting than make-believe. In thla season's course of entertainments there Is much that Is eductalonal and Instructive, but it Is always entertaining, in the best sense of tbat much abused word. Season tickets are now on sale at various stores and business places about town. The tickets for the full course of five numbers sell for $1.25 for adults, 75 cents for chllrden. Single admissions are 35 and 60 cents, so money will be saved by buying tb^e season tickets. The first number, the Hawaiian quartet, will appear next Wednesday evening, Oct. 8. The other numbers will follow at Intervals of about one month throughout the winter. Here is the course as outlined by the committee in charge: The Hawaiian Singers and Players. The most popular novelty musical program In America today is one presented by a group of Hawaiian singers and players. Knowing this, our lyceum committee showed good Judgement in selecting such an organization as one of the numbers in the lyceum series this season. That our auditorium will be crowded when they appear is a foregone conclusion. Lyceum managers tell us they thought the people were getting tired of Hawaiian music, but that they have been mistaken for there is no musical attraction on their lists that draw larger audiences than The Hawaiian Singers and Players, scheduled for our course. These four young Hawaiians present through the medium of songs. Instru mental numbers and folk dances, a picture of life In the South Sea Islands. The Bohannans. The Bohannans—muscal entertainers—are scheduled for an appearand in our lyceum series this season. They are really fine artists of wide experience both here and abroad. The program they will give includes in it readings of an original character, impersonations, tenor solos, soprano solos, duets, musical readings and sketches. A feature of their programs is a group of selections they found were the favorites of the A. E. F. when they spent over six months in France and the occupied parts or Germany entertaining our overseas soldiers—a work in which they were prime favorites. Florenoe Ensworth, Tuesday, Dec. 2. Announced for the lyceum series this season as the reader and story' teller you will enjoy, Miss Florence Ensworth will contribute one evening's entertainment, consisting of a miscellaneous program of short stories, poems, and character skits that keep an audience interested from start to finish. A young woman of pleasing personality, Miss Ensworth has devoted most of her time for Ave seasons entertaining audiences In New York state and the east; this season she will tour farther west and also visit all of tbe New England states. Now is your chance to win f25 in gold If you want to spend five minutes each week for eight weeks and at the end of that time spend possibly 15 minutes. How? In the Addled Adage contest conducted by The Amherst News- Times. Anyone who wants to enter Is eligible. All that is necessary is that you either subscribe to The News- Times or renew your old subscription. When you do that you are a bona fide contestant and have a fine chance of winning the big prize of $25 In gold, or possibly If you are not so lucky you may win second, third, or any of the prizes-ten of them, from $25 down to fl. In this contest, you are not asked to spend a lot of money to become a contestant, but simply to become a paid In advance subscriber to the newsy News-Times or renew your old subscription; in either case you're getting double your money's worth. The contest is not a hard one; almost anyone can solve the puzzle pictures, and at the end, the one who presents the best orlglnul addled adage, and submits the nearest correct solutions to the eight pictures, gets the first prize. Get Started Today. Many people already have started und are watching the paper each week for the next proverb. Our tele- phono has been kept busy by eager persons phoning in for particulars. Whole families are working on the contest. The best way to win Is to get started early. Don't wait until it Is half over with and thereby lose half the Interest. You can get copies of the first picture by calling at the office, if you've lost yours. The old proverb, "The Early Bird Catches the Worm" applies now. Get started at once. REV. KYLE BOOTH TO GO TO LIMA OCT. IS After two years and three months of service as pastor of the Congregational church of this city, Kev. Kyle Booth has accepted a call to the First Congregational church of Lima, Ohio where he will take up the work .on Oct. 15. The local church is to be congratulated for having been under the guidance and influence of so broad a bible student as Rev. Booth and the Lima church will surely appreciate a man who is broad-minded, active in every department of the church and capable of directing the thought of her people on religious subjects. Since Rev. Booth has been in Amherst he has baptised into the fellowship of tho church one third of tbe present resident membership. The influence of tbe church has been felt in all activities of our town and in the drives for various purposes during the war Rev. Booth took a firm stand for Americanism and said many things publicly that needed to have been said, yet he knew at the time that he would become unpopular with many people because of what be suld. The Pierces, Thuredsy, Feb. 12. With a program noted for its value as well as variety, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Raymond Pierce will appear in the lyceum series this season, adding variety to a well balanced series of entertainments and lectures. Mr. Pierce is at the head of the Pierce School of Kxpression, Boston, and during a part of the year leaves the school with Mrs. Pierce to maintain his acquain tance with the lyceum and chautau- quu audiences of the country. They give a program of stories and sketches successfully blending humor and pa thos with an undercurrent of moral uplift needed so much in the tragedies and comedies of daily life. In presenting this program there are many changes of costume, for each number and sketch Is appropriately costumed, but there are no waits in the program. it is one of the most popular offerings Df the season and more communities wanted their services than could b.' supplied. Everybody likes the Pierces. Col. George W. Bain. Col. George W. Bain, scheduled to speak here as one of the lecturers In the lyceum course, Tuesday evening, March 16, is the oldest man on the platform with one exception, that of Dr. Russell H. Conwell. Even Dr. Conwell who has been lecturng for more than fifty yeurs has not spoken more times than "tho silver tongued orator from Kentucky" as Col. Bain is frequently called. All during the summer of 1918, Col. Bain charmed, delighted and swayed audiences gathered at the chautauquas in the central west and in Canada. Everywhere be was voted tbe finest orator of them all. 1 1 |Vjr sil nBjniii leayanwisnisjsjsmiiii n go
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1919-10-02|
|Date of Original||02-OCT-1919|
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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1919-10-02|
|Date of Original||02-OCT-1919|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio History Connection|
THE AMHERST NEWS-TIMES
CRIPTrON, %\M PER YEAR
PARADE, SPEAKING, RACKS, SUP-
PSR AND FREE DANCE IN
41 Sefdlera Present Prom South Amherst and Vicinity. .Speakers
' Prom Elyra.
«TCHBRS, BARSKRa AND
BANKS CLOat WBDNBSDAVS
The village of South Amherst very
fittingly and appropriately celebrated
In honor of their soldier boys, living
and dead who served In the frost
world war. There were -more than
forty of the boys dressed In the uniform of their country who marched
at the head of the parade and occupied a very prominent place In all the
events of the day.
The mothers of soldiers, too, wore
fittingly honored. They were tested
during the speaking program directly
in front of the stand In a body and
each word a badge with the word
"Mother" printed across It.
South Amherst ss a town turned
out enmaas for the occasion and all
public spirited citizens and all business Arms and local industries contributed their part toward making the
celebration a success in the fullest
sense of the word.
The parade was the first important
feature of the afternoon's events. It
formed near the square and marched
westward taking In some of the minor
streets of the village and finally returning to the square where it was
The 41 solders who are citizens of
South Amherst and live in that vicinity occupied a moat prominent place
In the parade. The Minute Men of
American were well represented. The
Boy Scouts attracted much attention.
The speakers were given a place In
the parade. Near the head of the
column marched tbe Amherst band
which furnished music for the occasion. A float of purple and white
bearing the "Welcome Home" gave
a finishing aspect to the parade and
was the work of the Royal Neighbors.
The Knights and Ladles of Security
were followed by the Quarrymen'a Mutual Benefit association and the school
After the parade the soldiers took
their places on the pratform that had
been erected near the house used for
a town hall, the speakers were assigned to seats and mayor Ruth presided over the speaking program.
The band played the Star Spangled
Banner after which one verse of America was sung by the audience. Rev.
A. A. Hunter, who waa dressed in tbe
uniform of a chaplain of the army
delivered the invocation.
Mr. Ruth addressed a few remarks
to the returned soldiers and to the
audience. He expressed the situation
very well and In a few worda voiced
the appreciation of South Amherst
of Its soldiers and their deeds of valor.
Attorney Harry Redlngton was next
Introduced by the chairman and he
addressed the audience, paying a very
well deserved tribute to the returned
soldiers and to the people who stood
so firmly behind them lnwbvery drive.
W. H. Chamberlain of Elyria gave
a short but very vigorous end Inspiring address. He commended the vitiate of South Amherst for the noble
war in which they responded to every
call.for funds and to every call tor
sacrifice of any sort. He said that
no ons was in doubt in the least ss to
how the war would turn out, but no
ons know: how lone It would be and
no i one knew how many of the boys
in khaki would return to enjoy the
freedom they went to preserve.
Chaplain A. A. Hunter needed no
introduction to the people of South
Amherst Mayor Ruth called on him
to say a few words.