ARRANGEMENTS BEING MADE BY MOWER POST
ALL BELLS WILL BE TOLLED
Decoration Day and Memorial Sunday to be Observed With Additional
Ceremonies.-Returning Soldiers Invited to Participate in Services
Plans for Memorial Sunday and Decoration Day are being made by a
committee of Mower Post, G.A.R., the Commercial Club and the city. At a
meeting of the post last Friday evening to which several citizens were
invited, W. S. Freeman, W.R. Winders, and G.E. Eilers were appointed a
general executive committee to take charge of the Decoration Day
exercise and they have appointed the following committees:
Finance, John Harker, Everett Eastman; speaker, W.R. Winders; parade,
W. S. Freeman; flowers, W.R. Winders, Mrs. Fettes, Mrs. Wernli; auto,
G. E. Eilers; music, Lee Maynard.
The Grand Army orders recommend that from 12 to 12:05 p.m. on
Decoration day all bells be tolled. This will be a new feature of
Decoration day observance in LeMars and Mayor Eilers was delegated to
request all churches that have bells to toll them for five minutes at
noon on Decoration day.
A special invitation is to be extended to soldiers of the world war to
participate in this first Decoration day after their return from
service and some committees will no doubt be appointed to extend a more
personal invitation. By another year they will no doubt be organized in
their own veteran's association and participate as an organization.
The Memorial Sunday exercises will be held as usual in the Royal
theatre on Sunday morning, May 25, and Rev. James will preach the
sermon. All the pastors of the city are invited with their
congregations to join in this service.
The following is a rather
interesting report of the Victory Boys and Girls pledges of Plymouth
county. We have indeed reason to be proud of our record in the state.
Almost two months have gone by since the first of March. On that date
the Victory Boys pledges were to have been redeemed in full. Many
sections and the great number of Victory Boys have done nobly in paying
their pledges. We have reason to be proud of the record.
Plymouth county record is indeed one of which we have reason to be
proud. I have the report from the state director. Webster county
pledged 103 per cent of her quota and paid in full; Emmett county
pledged 143 per cent of her quota and paid 89 per cent; Buena Vista
county pledged 126 per cent of her quota and paid 87 per cent; Plymouth
county pledged 140 per cent of her quota and has paid 86 per cent of
The Plymouth county girls break all records in the state. They pledged
225 per cent of their quota and have paid 94 per cent.
It is my earnest hope that every Plymouth County Victory Boy will do
his utmost to meet his pledge at the earliest date possible. Victory
Boy leaders are urged to exert every reasonable effort to bring their
units up to 100 per cent of their pledges. The young people should be
taught to meet their
pledges. Under no circumstances, however, should collection be urged
where it entails hardship or privation, nor should deserving people be
I have tabulated the results for the county. Please check it over for
your district to make sure that it agrees with your record. Please send
me a check for any Victory Boy money you may have on hand.
|LeMars H. S.
|LeMars 7th gr.
|LeMars 8th gr.
|St. Joseph's school
|St. Mary's school
The amount of unpaid pledges $332.78.
Again thanking your for the excellent work you have done, am very
-source: LeMars Sentinel Newspaper, LeMars,
Plymouth Co., Iowa; Friday, 6 May 1919