GERMANY SURRENDERS AND
PEACE IS ASSURED
UNDOUBTEDLY THE LAST CALL - Peace Is Now Ours -
United War Works
Campaign in progress this week is undoubtedly the last call for
Funds for this kind of welfare work amongst the soldier.
PROVE YOURSELF 100% LOYAL IN THIS UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN
by doing your full share -- by paying your assessment.
EVERYBODY WILL PAY THEIR SHARE. WE FEEL CERTAIN OF THAT.
Who wants to be a
"slacker"? It is a hard name to be attached to anyone -- never
forgotten -- never erased.
Let us keep Chickasaw County's glorious records ablaze.
Every citizen 100% loyal. You can do this by paying, any day this
week, you "United War Work Campaign" assessment.
WILD WITH JOY; CLOSE OF WAR--Every Community Holds Its
Celebrations. New Hampton Began At 4 A. M. At It All Day Long. --
People of the
world everywhere and especially in the United States and Allied
Countries went wild with joy Monday when the announcement came
that Germany had surrendered and had signed the drastic terms of
the armistices demanded by General Foch representing our side of
the great world war.
Every town of this country held its celebration and cities large
and small ran riot with enthusiasm. The first news came to the
telegraph office at 2 a. m., Monday. Morris Harris night clerk at
the Miller spread it rapidly and at 4 a. m., the city fire
whistle blew and the church bells began ringing the glad tidings
of surrender by the enemy and victory and peace for us.
The crowds soon gathered with tin pans, drums,
iron pipes, whistles and about everything with which a noise
could be made. A huge bonfire was built on the pavement on the
corner of Main and Locust and the crowds rallied 'round the fire
with smiling faces and siding in the tumult of joy.
The fire ruined the pavement with its heat of 36
hours and will have to be replaced, but who cared so long as the
occasion merited an extraordinary manifestation of good feeling.
The alleys were cleaned of boxes and many an old "smoke house"
was stolen and dragged to the corner only to make the flames fly
All day long the town was an uproar of noise and
preparations were made for a parade.
The blasting of dynamite near-by reminded one a
little of the noise and joy the boys must feel over there. Many
window lights were shattered in the fierceness of the concussion.
At 7:00 p.m. assisted by the Ionia and a local
pick-up band a good parade was pulled off. Some mighty finely and
suggestively decorated vehicles were in line to commemorate the
fall of the Kaiser. Tractors, wagons, autos, horseback riders and
footpads, prettily dressed women and paraders, the Red Cross
workers, the Sheakley & Kennedy Bros. Department store force all
made an interesting sight. The Implement Company tractors and
many things that could interest the eye or the ear were put on.
Mr. Hughes, of Gildner Bros. & McEwen did a fine job of
decorating Loom's truck with cannon and the Kaiser's coffin. At
the close of the parade the Kaiser's effigy was removed and
burned in the bonfire on the corner. There were hundreds that
worked and helped to make this a success.
An open air program was held on the street in the
evening and the crowds listened to addresses by Mayor Garmen,
Messrs. M.F. Condon, C. H. Kenyon, F. J. Conley, M. E. Geiser, W.
J. Springer, C.C. Sheakley, W. G. Shaffer, R. E. Giblete. The
crowds cheered lustily and in song sang heartily.
A free dance was pulled off at the Auditorium in
the evening. A local orchestra was made up of men who had not
practiced together -- but who cared. Everybody was full of joy
The Cross and the Cross & Capps markets gave away
300 pounds of hot wieners on the street Monday night.
It was one of the greatest days of world history
and the world over, almost all the people stopped to celebrate.
Business had to wait. The good feelings and celebrations will
probably go on for some time yet but will probably not be as
public as this one. Those here will never forget it.
LARGE CROWD AT SUNDAY'S MEETING
United War Work Campaigns Opening Addressed By Noted Men At
Will Be Put Over This Week
The United War Work Campaign received
a good start last Sunday when several hundred people from
different parts of the county met at the Firemen's Theater
Sunday. The meeting was in charge of M. Kennedy, County Chairman,
of this drive. He introduced the speakers and numbers of the
program. The musical numbers were in charge of Miss Kenyon of
this city who led the audience in rousing song. Miss Rinehart, of
Alta Vista, a beautiful singer favored the crowd with a solo. The
address were made by Miss Spencer of Chicago, C. H. McNider, of
Mason City, and C. E. Pickett, of Waterloo. The campaign is bound
to succeed because of the splendid organization Mr. Kennedy and
his workers have and because most of the people feel the justice
of the cause .
Government Demands However That All Questionnaires Be Filled
Out And Returned To Draft Boards.
The Local Draft Board For Chickasaw County received notice Monday
to cancel all draft calls and to not entrain another man for
camp. There were 56 men to leave for camp this week from this
county. 30 were to go to Camp Dodge today, and 26 more to go to
Camp Greenleaf Georgia tomorrow. These men will have no chance to
go for the present. Every man who has received a questionnaire
should have it filled out within the time required and returned
to the Local Draft Board. To fail to do this will put a man on
the delinquent list. The Government wants the record that has
been asked and you are required to furnish it.
~ source: NEW HAMPTON TRIBUNE, New Hampton,
Iowa, Wednesday, 13 November 1918, VOL. XLII No. 46, Front Page