This Day in History: October 27th, 1922

This Day in History: October 27th, 1922

Milltown Will Raise Funds For Disabled Soldiers on Nov. 4th

MILLTOWN, Oct. 26 – Milltown is set to join the national movement on Saturday, November 4th, as the “Forget-Me-Not Day” is observed across the United States. Preparations are in full swing for the sale of forget-me-nots by the local girls and women at public areas in town on November 4th. A significant number of salespeople will be present to distribute the flowers to residents. All proceeds from “Forget-Me-Not Day” will be allocated for the relief and welfare of the country’s wounded and disabled veterans of the world war. These funds aim to support their legislative activities, establish clubhouses and summer camps, and further the cause of those who were injured during the war, assisting them in their transition back to civilian life.

The Disabled American Veterans of the World War, which is spearheading the “Forget-Me-Not Day”, represents over 100,000 wounded and disabled U.S. veterans. The organization also advocates for an additional 150,000 veterans who will benefit from the November 4th initiatives. C. Hamilton Cook, the national commander of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War, has issued a call to mothers, wives, and sweethearts of the nation’s war veterans to actively participate in selling the forget-me-nots. The funds raised play a pivotal role in enhancing the well-being of the nation’s disabled veterans.

Lester Enedeker heads the “Forget-Me-Not Day” committee in Milltown, with support from high school girls. The First National Bank acts as the committee’s treasurer. Contributions to the “Forget-Me-Not Day” campaign can be made directly to the bank, either by mail or in person.

MILLTOWN, Oct. 27 – The Women Republicans convened for an enthusiastic meeting at Red Men’s Hall last evening. The event featured enlightening talks by several notable speakers: Miss Gertrude Wise from Morristown, a Republican Club Field Organizer; Mrs. W. W. Oliver, a member of the State Committee; and J. H. Juncker, a local councilman candidate.

Miss Wise discussed the role women can play in political processes. She meticulously detailed strategies successfully implemented in other towns to encourage women voters to actively participate at the polls. Additionally, she touched upon effective methods to engage those who have previously been indifferent to their voting privilege. Her discourse was both captivating and insightful, and attendees are sure to benefit from her shared expertise.

Mrs. Oliver provided insights on the bond issue and emphasized areas of work women should predominantly focus on.

J. H. Juncker, the local councilman hopeful, also addressed the attendees. He expressed his deep-rooted connection to Milltown, which isn’t solely because of his birth, education, or familial ties to the town. To him, the town has always been a significant learning ground. He went on to reflect upon various roles he has embraced in the community:

“I’ve engaged in diverse facets of community life. From serving as a Sunday School secretary, participating in Club life, taking on roles in sports management, to being involved in business, finance, education, and even church activities. My overarching philosophy remains consistent: we derive from life and our community what we invest in it. If we desire our community to shine and rank among the state’s best, it’s incumbent upon its citizens to dedicate their utmost thought and energy to achieve this.”

Juncker’s multifaceted involvement includes roles like Sunday School secretary, athletic manager, lodge life secretary, business life secretary and treasurer, Board of Education member, Sunday school teacher, church deacon, and president of the Board of Health.

Once upon a time in the Borough of Milltown, there was a club of young men who aspired to conquer the athletic honors of Middlesex County. They were steadfast in their purpose, never wavering until their goal was achieved. At one of their annual banquets, an ex-Mayor of the community praised these young men, heralding them as the future leaders of Milltown. He urged them to approach all endeavors with the same vigor and to achieve success in larger aspects of life, just as they did in sports. Although these boys have grown into men, their undaunted spirit remains a prominent part of our community. Many of them are now in official positions, while others continue to uplift the spirit of “nothing but the best in life for Milltown.” With this spirit and cooperation from everyone, there’s no doubt Milltown will be a champion community.

The George & Silzer Club met last night at the public school, organizing their efforts to assist in electing Judge Silzer as Governor of the State. C.V.L. Booream, the president, presided over the meeting. An enthusiastic group of members was present, eager to contribute to the details of the club’s initiatives leading up to the election. Efforts are underway to have Mr. Silzer address a gathering before the election, and plans are in motion to display a Silzer banner on Main Street. The committee responsible for securing the banner consists of Thomas Carr, Chris Monaghan, and John Montgomery. Already, one hundred citizens have enrolled as members of the club, and more memberships are anticipated in the coming week.

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