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of the Best Entertainments Ever
Given by High School Staged
on Tuesday Evening.
Beautifully Staged Pageant As Fitting
Climax to the Entertainment—
Teachers to be Complimented
One of the best entertainments ever
given by pupils of the Denison high
school was the patriotic musical pag
eant, "The Crowning of Democracy,"
at the opera house Tuesday evening,
May 7th. The Gpera house was filled,
to capacity and those who were for
tunate enough to attend pronounce the
entertainment a most inspiring one,
and appropriate for these war times.
Much credit for the success of the pro
gram Is due Miss Winifred Wright and
Miss Anna Sollinger, to whom the
training of the students was entrusted.
They were ably assisted by several
iriembers of the high school faculty.
One of the pleasing features of the
evening's entertainm'ent was the music
rendered by the orchestra under the
direction of Prof^sor Gratke, who
since last fall has organized and train
ed this fine groupe of high school stu
dents, They played throughout the
program and. the selections were ex
ceptionally well rendered, Maurine
Hamley very ably accompanied all of
the musical numbers at the piano.
The program opened with the sing
ing of America by the entire audience
during which the curtain raised, bring
ing to view a large beautiful' American
flag. The first part of the program
was a cantp scene showing a number
of "Sammies" lounging around their
tent in true camp style singirig_to the
strains of an ukelele. The quartette,
composed of Chester Schlumberger,
Lenihan Lally, Everett Norelius and
Andrew Lorenzen, rendered a beauti
ful serenade which was heartily en
cored. A gipsy love song, rendered by
Andrew Lorenzen, was one of the big
hits of the evening and was exception
ally well sung. Following another
mmVber by the quartette a groupe of
popular war songs were sung by the
Sammies, which brought forth a burst
of applause.
The second part of the program con
sisted of two musical numbers by a
mixed chorus with Lenihan Lally tak'
ing the solo parts.
The climax of the program was the
beautifully staged pageant in which
the crowning of Democracy was por
trayed. The stage was most attractive
with patriotic decorations and a beau
tiful throne was arranged in the center
on which Mary Vollerson, who took
the pirt of Democracy, was crowned.
Denison, ably represented by Ruth Sil
letto, entered first, followed by Zella
Gillirtor as Iowa, Bernice Richardson
as Columbia and the four stricken na
tions, England, France, Belgium and
Italy, represented by-Mildred Hubbell,
lone McCord, Margaret Christiansen
and Edna Portz, followed by tiny chil
dren bearing the flags of the nations
TTSpPesecteiL-. Neva Duncan, as the lit
tle Star Fairy, executed a most diffi
cult/njHjfvgr^qeful dance. This little
one shows unusual talent in this line
and always is greeted with enthusiasm
when she appears in public. This was
followed by a sailor boy chorus, knit
ting girls and a farmers' chorus led
by Uncle Sam!, represented by Andrew
Lorenzen. A duet, sung by Bernice
Richardson and Lenihan Lally, display
ed wonderful ability on the part ot'
these two young people. Next came
Democracy, accompanied by little
Katherine Kem!p as a peace messen
ger and Virginia Bollen as joy brlnger.
Mary Vollerson gave a patriotic se
lection, after which she mounted the
throne and was appropriately crowned.
A folk dance in- which sixteen girls
participated was quaint and well exe
cuted. The closing event of the pro
gram was a May pole dance by a num
ber of girls, the pole being wound with
streamers of the national colors. The
curtain was lowered while the partici
pants sang the Star Spangled Banner.
The teachers of the high school, as
well as the pupils, are to be congratu
lated upon the success of this enter
tainment. The proceeds will be turned
over to the high school athletic, asso
'While good scholarship and good
schools will'give 'us a ..start toward
national efficiency, we need Ingrained
in our daily life a habit of persistent
A man was speaking, the other day
ot the reason why Jews- are s'b suc
cessful as commercial travelers.'* He
remarked that the native American,
-while a very bright and alert sales
man, was often discouraged by a few
rebuffs. He would lay himself out to
please a prospective customer. Bui
If the latter received him .'curtly and
showed him no consideration, he' was
apt tb get disgusted and give up.
Meanwhile a Jew, he said, might be
almost kicked out of a store. Yet he
remained good natured, and kept on
visiting the place. By and by the
"prospect" would be. interested by the
man's patience and persistence, and
would give him an order
Probably the reason why our busi
ness men have been so slow in devel
oping South American trade Is fottnd
light here. If on a few trials they did
not succeed in suiting a foreign house
they would conclude that the latter's
demands were unreasonable' and that
It was no use fussing with them.
Whereas the European sport houses
In their slow and patient way, would
keep on taking pains and trying to lo
cate just what the difficulty) was, and
to: learn just what the concern want
ed, In the end their patience would
be rewarded by building up a perma
nent trade.
Quickness and alertness of thought
Is a fundamental American character
estic. It is a splendid qualification lor
national success. Yet people who have
a gift are often impatient with other
people's ways of thinking and doing.
We expect too much to get results
right off quick. The great prizes of
11(0 do not come in that way. We need
in our daily life more of a patient,
©J" dogged determination to win, even if
afk it takes a vejry -long time to achieve
lS£ die end In view.
Great Picture Coming May 13-14—
Rita Jolivet, a Survivor of the
Lusitania, in Leading Role
Peter Krauth, manager of the Opera
House, has secured the eight reel fea
ture film, "Lest We Forget," which
will be shown Monday and Tuesday
venings of next week.
"l^est We Forget" is the great screen
drama for which the world has been
waiting. Its historical significance
will make it of value as long as the
world stands. For it shows in visible
form, the great causes back of Ameri
ca's entrance into the war. The vi61a'
tion of Belgium and the'leading of its
citizens into captivity, the wanton de
struction of magnificent cathedrals
and the -inhuman treatmeht of inno
cent'women and children shown both
on land and in the sinking of the
mammoth ship, the Lusitania, are all
to be seen in "Lest We Forget."
The star of "Lest We Forget," the
beautiful Rita Jolivet, was herself' a
passenger on the Lusitania on its ill
fated trip, and heard those immortal
words of her fellow-pasenger, Charles
Frohman, "Why fear death? Death is
the most beautiful adventure of life."
Her life was spared to be a living wit
ness to the brutality of the huns.
The great eight-act production pro
vides a mighty panorama of events now
historical, connected with the opening
days of the war and follows its pro
gress through the later thrilling
months. A beautiful love story shines
like a star through the darkness, the
roar of battle sometimes seeming like
a mighty accompaniment to the hum'an
dram played. Many Americans un
able to go abroad and engage in actual
fighting or works of mercy have wished
they might see with their own eyes a
part of what has been going on in Eur
ope, since August, 1914. "Lest We Fbr-:
get" shows far more of actual events
abroad during the great struggle of
deceiioy against barbarism than any
one person, whether combatant or non
combatant, could possibly see. Besides
being a great love story, it is a val
uable chronicle of the war.
The scenes of the Lusitania are es
pecially thrilling. The sailing, the
vast crowds of friends wishing bon
voyage to the passengers, "flashes"
of the various activities and amuse
ments on board ship, are followed by
the launching of the deadly torpedo
from the German submarine, the fill
ing of the vessel with water and the
panic and excitement of the amazed
passengers, who are shown plunging
into the ocean, some swimming to the
small boats, others sinking to the
ocean's depths.
Agnes Owens Receives Letter From
Nephew Who is With Uncle
Sam's Army in England.
The Review has been handed a letter
from James Hughes, nephew of Miss
Agnes Owens, of this citjP, which we
print below. James enlisted sometime
ago and is now Somewhere in England
with the aero squadron.
April 14, 1918.
Somewhere in England.
Dear Folks
How is everything with all of you
now I am fine and am busy working
in aeroplane.-hangars. There surely
is a lot to learn about one of these
things. One sees lots of them over
here now, and so many different kinds.
I guess this is the "Rover's Squad
ron" that I belong to, because,we are
always on the move. I would like to
know how many thousand miles 1
have traveled since 1 enlisted.
Has Oscar sold many cars this year
I expect he will take the agency for
the aeroplane next, and if he wtll
wait until next Christinas I will come
and fly them for him.
While 1 was in New York 1 went and
called on Uncle Willie and of course
he had just left for Camp Upton to
say mass there, so I was out of luck.
American cigarettes are very scarce
here. I haven't had one since I left
France, and that was sometime ago.
I wouldn't mind having some occasion
I wouldn't mind being back home for
the-summer, but 1 guess I will have
some fun and excitement over here
News is scarce so will close. With
love to all,
Your loving nephew,
James Edward Hughes,
C58 Aero Squadron,
Am. E. F., via New York.
4 ¥4
Albert Hanson, Miss Gertrude Gran
delius, Mrs. Ben Peterson and Annie
and Delphie attended the pie social at
Kiron Friday evening.
Willie Hanson attended the social
at Kiron Friday evening.
Miss Myrtle Taylor visited with Del
phie Peterson Sunday afternoon.
Fred Quade has almost completed
his house in Boyer.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Johnson and Mr,
and Mrs. John Erickson wer^yisitors
at the Swan Carlson home Sunday,
Mrs. belos Maak visited her sister,
Mrs. H.' Hanson, who has been sick at
Wall Lake.
Carl Paulson has- purchased-a new
Buick car.
Albert Hanson was a SchlesvHfg -.call
er Sunday evening.
Fred Quade and family visited it the
August Hanson home Sunday.
Louis Tliifede visited Henry Hanson
Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Peterson and fam
ily .visited .at the lien Peterson home
Delphi^ Peterson visited with Mar
garet Anderson after school Wednes
day evening.
Mrs. Spence and Maurice have
moved to* Denison.
Mr. and Mrs. George Schwartz were
Denison callers Friday evening. Mrs.
Schwartz attended the entertainment
for the ladies' Red Cross.
The ball game Sunday between Boy
er and Kiron resulted in a score of 9
to 3 in favor of the Kiron team.
And the man who won't save a little
wheat for the soldier boys, evidently
thinks that the fellow who is defend
ing him doesn't need any bread.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Patterson, mother
Of Ot.to A. Patterson, of this city, died
Sunday, May 5, at Cedar Rapids, la.,
following a prolonged illness. During
tiie years her tfon has resided in Deni
son, she visited here on a number of
occasions and nvade many warm
friends who were pained to learn of
her death.
The Cedar Rapids Gazette in its is
sue .'of May 'fj printed th0. following
history pf the life of -Mrs.. Patterson,
Rev. Hamilton will leave the last
of the week for Guthrie Center where
he will assist in conducting special
meetings for two or three weeks. Mrs.
Hamilton and children will visit at
her parental home in Bonaparte, I'a.,
during the time Rev. Hamilton is
Mrs. Anna Williams of Dow City
conducted the services last Sunday
morning giving an excellent address
on. the, '.'Types of Christ."
There will be special services this
Sunday' morning' in observance of
"Mothers' Day". The mothers of the
cradle roll members will be among
the special guests and conveyances
will be provided for those who are un
able to come otherwise. Our pastor
will h&4ite8£nt at this service.
Mother^ day will be observed next
Sunday "morning. All mothers of the
congregation are cordially invited, with
a special invitation to tltyMHathena: who
have sons in the United States service.
Flowers for decorations-Hvill be appre
In the evening there will be a patri
otic rally in the interests of the war
work of the church, that»is supplement
al to the work of the Y. 'M. C. A. and
the Red Cross. Good speakers, good
music. All are invited.
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
society met with Mrs.. W. It. Temple
last Wednesday with a fine attendance.
Mrs. Penney had charge of an inter
esting lesson, after which reports were
given of the recent district convention.
A number of the new members were
Mrs. O. M. Criswell and Mrs. Geo.
Sprecher will leave Thursday for
Council- Bluffs, -where they will, attend
the district convention of the'Woman's,
Home Missionary society.. The DenK
son society will be well represented,
having a number of officeirs at
jj^Blg^PWBWSi^jgW «***«11
,to friends
bene in Renjgon.tt
"Mrs,! M&ry :Kllen Patterson, Wife of
James Patterson, was born in Penn
sylvania, Aug. 1829, and died May
5, 1918, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, aged
88 years, 8 months and 28,-days. She
was the daugjtteivof John Linn and
Mary Francis Chamberlain. Her.fath
er attained the age of 94 years apd his
father 300 years. She moved to Fred
ericktown,.-Ohio, with her parents at
the age of 14 years and -before the
advent of railroads in that part of the
country. She was married to James
Patterson, Jan. 1, 1857 and moved to
Mt. Vernon, Ohio, where the greater
part of her married life was spent.
After the death of her husband, she
made her home with her daughter,
Mrs. J. W. McDonald, with whom she
lived until death came. She is sur
vived by a daughter, Mrs. J, W. Mc
Donald, Cedar Rapids, and two sons,
E. L. Patterson, of Oskaloosa, la., and
O. A. Patterson, of Denison, Iowa, and
a sister, Mrs. Kate Pollock, Winfield,
la., and a brother, John Linn, Win
field Iowa,' and' five grandchildren to
mourn-her. death, SJie .was a devout
Christian a,tid at the time of her death
was a member, of. the Oskaloosa, Iowa,
United Pre$byteria,n church. Although
advanced, .in years, she was .remark
ably active and, took & keen interest
in current events. She was particu
larly interested-in. the war and spent
many hours during the, past winter
knitting, fpr the Red fcross: A. legion
of, 'frieh(ls 'yill miss Grandma Patter
son as she' was known, and 'h'ejv-kindly,
words of cheer, and encouragement. It
was her delight to extoll the virtues
of her frienus and she never was
known to speak ill of anyone.
"Funeral services were held at 4:00
p. m., Monday at the residence of Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. McDonald. The body
was taken Tuesday morning to Mt.
Vernon, Ohio, for burial."
convention, namjely, -Mrs. Criswell,
president Mrs. M. A. Penney, second
vice president Mrs. Geo. Sprecher,
corresponding secretary, and Mrs.
Phil Jones as superintendent of the
Phil JOpes. 3tiperiritehdent of Hdnie
Guards and Mother Jewels department
The convention promises to be a most
interesting one and will take place at
Broadway Methodist church Thursday
and Friday. Mrs. Dan Brummit, of
Chicago, who is a very able speaker,
will give the leading addresses. ^Mrs.
Brummit" will be remembered as the
lady who-spoke here a-ahort time ago,
when the thank offering for the Homfe
Missionary society was taken. The
program! as outlined is very unique
and is of a military nature. The Home
Missionary society is represented as
a training camp and the topics for the
addresses are in military terms. Ser
vice flags have been prepared .which
bear Stirs for the newly enlisted mem
bers for the past year, and each branch
of the society is represented by a dif
ferent color.
Th£ recent campaign for the collec
tion of old silver arid other'trinkets
of like value which has been conducted
by the Missionary societies for the
French war orphan fund, will be con
tinued indefinitely to permit those who
have not turned, in their contributions
to do so. Mrac .L^y.pirs .Lochmiller
and Mrs. Henry Faul are the members
of the committee and anyone desiring
to donate any such articles to this
worthy cause will please notify- these
ladies. It was suggested that' during
this house cleaning time such,articles
would be found and it was thought, best
to continue the drive in order to give
all an opportunity to contribute.
And are feverish and don't sleep well,are cooatt
pated and bave aymptoms
of worma, mothers will
find quiet relief In Mother Urty'•
Sweet Powder*
for Children, th« standard remedy for SO years.
They are easy to give and children like them.
They cleanse the stomach, act gently on the bow
els and break up colds. Relieve headaches and
teething disorders. We have 1(1,000 testimonials.
Ask your druggist and be sun to set Jtotbsr
Cray's Swset Powders for Children, 25c,
36-inch fancy plaid, stripes and check Messaline,
values to $2.29, at $1.69 a yard.
36-inch fancy plaid, stripes and checks Chiffon
Taffeta, values to $3.75, at $1.69 a yard.
36-inch plain Taffeta, almost a complete range of
colors, values to $2-25 and $2.60, at $2.69 a yard.
36-inch Messaline, most of this season's popular
shades, values to $2.25, $1.69 a yard.
36-inch black Taffeta at $1.69 a yard.
36-inch silk and wool poplins, values to $2,25, at
$1.69 a yard.
I Gun Metal Calf Pump—welt sole, military [*A
heel, wing perforated tip
Patent Leather Pump—plain toe, square
throat, welt.soles, military heel..
Glazed Kid Pump—buckle ornament, welt "7P
sole, military heel
Dark Br6wn Calf Pump—welt sole, mili
tary heel
that has transpired since silks began their upward flight of price advances.
This abundant silk stock so extensively gathered, so expertly selected, so ad
vantageously purchased, is marked in price at that degree of lowness prov
ing it of distinct advantage to anticipate every silk requirement of the season
and make selection for present ^s well as future uses now. Included are
immense assortments of this season's silks of many ,of the seasons fayored
•weaves and most desired colors. V-
1,995 Yards of Desirable, Seasonable, Wearable
Silks of Beautiful Qualities are Offered Now at
c: A Word of Suggestion to Our Many Patrons
Those who "drop everything" to attend this sale will find assortments of such silks as they undoubtedly little
imagine could be included at the price quoted here. Those who delay may have to be satisfied with admiring
the silks their friends secured at such a remarkable price. For this stock is bound to be swept away in a great
wave of enthusiasm when our patrons realize the full importance of this sale. Consequently we must state
that this price holds only while the present assortment lasts and those who come first will naturally find
best choice.
Stunningly Stylish "Low Cuts" For Misses
Pumps and Slippers That Every Girl Will Enjoy Wearirig
Tht'.y are made of the kind of leathers and clothe that denote style and qualities. Workmanship in them
I is of the-very finest. They will cling closely to the lines of your foot till they are ready to set «iifc for new
ones. Lasts that are regular cushions of foot comfort area part of the foundation upon which these shoes
rest. The Misses can not resist purchasing a pair at these prices.
Indeed it is a most unusual collection of really charming pumps and
oxfords for women and misses that is to be seen on display here
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The Greatest Sale of Silks
40-inch Charmeuse Satin, in colors and black,
vafues to $2.76, at $1.69 a yard.
36-inch plaid Silk Ginghams, values up to $2.75,
at $1.69 a yard.
36-inch Tub Satin, in flesh end white, values to
$2'95, at $1.69 a yard.
36-inch heavy Skirt Silk Pongee and white, values
to 42.75, at $1.69 a yard.
40-inch Foulard Silks, at $1.69 a yard.
40-inch Crepe de Chines, in colors, values up to
$2.50, at $1.69 a yard.
White Buck Pump—white Ivory sole and
heel, perforated wing tip
White Nile Cloth Pump—white ivory sole
Patent Leather 1-strap Slippers—single
solitoltaw heel...
t: Gun Metal 1-strap Slippers—single sole,
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