This Day in History: May 16th, 1918

This Day in History: May 16th, 1918

Borough to Observe Memorial Day as President Suggested

MILLTOWN, May 16.-Exercises, consisting of community chorus singing, special solos, a patriotic address and other numbers, in which it is desired the town people will heartily participate, will be held on the evening of Memorial Day at the Michelin Park, in keeping with the spirit of President Wilson’s proclamation to observe the day with humiliation, I prayer and fasting.

This was decided on at a meeting of the Milltown Civic Celebration Committee, recently appointed by Mayor Christian Kuhlthau, held in the public school last evening. Mayor Kuhlthau presided and under organization J. H. Junker was elected secretary and H. R. B. Meyers, treasurer.

Last Memorial Day the exercises were held in the morning and were preceded by a street parade in which the various fraternal orders, Red Cross, Fire Department, Boy Scouts, etc., participated, but in view of the call of the President it was felt proper to simply have services appropriate to the occasion. The program will start at 7:00 p. m., so that the service will be completed before night falls. Holding the service in the evening will avoid confliction with any of the local churches that may de- sire to hold morning services in line with the President’s proclamation.

Some question arose as to the advisability of taking advantage of the open air facilities provided at the Michelin Park or using the public school, but it was finally decided to use the park as on former patriotic gatherings. Should it be stormy, however, the school will be used.

Speaker Secured.

A speaker’s committee consisting of J. H. Junker, chairman; Edward Emens, J. M. Crablel was appointed and Mr. Junker immediately used the telephone to get in touch with the Rev. Mr. E. H. Keator of the Reformed Church of Franklin Park, who consented to deliver the address of the evening. The committee is well pleas- ed with securing Rev. Keator for he Is a speaker of some note.

H. R. B. Meyers was appointed to arrange for a community chorus choir and to secure someone to same Mr. Meyers will also arrange for the music for the occasion.

It developed from the secretary’s report a balance of $29.82 remained over from last year. Added to this are donations of $25 by the Borough Council: $10 by Mayor Kuhlthau, and $5 from C. P. Stelle. Further contributions are solicited as the program will entail some little expense.

Councilman H. J. Schlosser was asked to make the introductory remarks for the speaker of the evening. The following committees were appointed:

Reception Committee-Mayor Kuhlthau, Henry Kuhlthau, H. J.

Schlosser Ushers Committee-Lester Snedeker, Albert Skewis, W. R. Evans, Charles Bauries, C. V. L. Booream.

Program Committee C. B. Crablel, Lester Snedeker, Henry Kuhlthau.

Everyone of the borough who desires to secure a Smileage book to send to some soldier can get same from Robert A. Phillips, of Booream avenue, who has charge of the sale of the books in Milltown. The cost par book is $1.00 and for the amount of pleasure it will give a soldier through the entertainments he will be able to enjoy in the Liberty Theatres. in camp, it is the best possible kind. of a gift.

Through arrangements with the Michelin A. A. the public school in conjunction with the club will conduct a moving picture show in the school next Monday night, May 20th. The school has enrolled 91 per cent. of its pupils as Junior Red Cross members and whatever profit is derived from the show, will be used to enroll the remaining nine per cent. 80 that there may be a total enrollment. of 100 per cent.

This Day in History: July 14th, 1919

This Day in History: July 14th, 1919

MILLTOWN, July 14. Tonight is the time set to fittingly observe the independence of France In the borough when the French national holiday will be duly celebrated with a splendid program.

A street parade at 7 o’clock in which the war veterans of France will take a most prominent part, the local Red Cross of which every member Is asked to be In line with their usual costumes, the French school children and various other organizations along with the Michelin band will make up the line.

After the parade a patriotic meeting will be held at the Michelin Park at which Judge Peter F. Daly will speak, and Capt. Charles Reed, who was severely wounded in France, will give a description of the army life. Other numbers are on the program and the climax of the anniversary program will be a block dance on the ball diamond. This ought to be a splendid affair and everyone should turn out to celebrate the occasion.

Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday night is the regular meeting night of the Chamber of Commerce and arrangements have been completed to make this an unusually attractive meeting. The New Brunswick Sunday Times yesterday gave a fine description of the character and quality possessed for public speaking of the man who will address the meeting on Wednesday evening and all members, along with those who would like to join and citizens in general, are invited to come out and hear the good news that will come to the new borough developing body.

Off for Sea Girt

Elburn Matlack and Harold Glines of this place, left Saturday for Sea Girt, where they will train with the state militia men. both of the local men are members of Co. E of New Brunswick, and the trip down was made in Mr. Matlack’s car.

Arthur Foss, who has seen much thrilling war service in France, is spending a few days with his uncle. John Klotzbach, having arrived last week from overseas.

Installation of Officers

On Thursday evening of this week the installation of the newly elected officers will be held at the Daughters of Liberty lodge room and all members are asked to be present

Parade at 7 P.M.

The French Independence Day parade and celebration will take place promptly at 7 o’clock, and it is the desire of the committee to have a large representation of Milltown citizens In line two or three local organizations will march in a body, but the citizens at large are cordially invited to be on hand and to parade.

The local Red Men have planned to march in a body, and everybody is earnestly requested to meet at the clubhouse promptly at 6.45 o’clock.

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