Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
April 19, 1919
[This is the continuation of a front page article from the previous week's issue of the East Washingtonian. The big day was scheduled for April 21 and a story was in the next issue.]
(Continued from page 1) who upheld the nation's flag in former crisis—the boys of 61—will be there also—though so few in number, and so weak in body, still with the un-dimmed spirit of nearly half a century gone. There are fewer than ten of these left in the county: John Thompson, S. K. Hull, Henry Clay Thompson, M.M. Corey, John W. Ball, E. Halterman, Joseph Clary, and a few others. Likewise the Spanish-American war veterans who are here will be in evidence.
Among such are Wm. Ward, Thad Patterson, Louis Buchet, Ray Stevenson, J. A. Fox, E. W. Gibson, Captain St. George. This feature will recall that all of twenty years have slipped by since our country said that in the name of humanity and civilization the inhuman acts of another foreign power should stop. All eyes will instinctively turn to the place in the day's exercise given to the boys who participated in the great war.
From all apperences there should be fifty soldiers or more, who can take part in the parade. Some who have returned to Garfield county, are not here at present.
It is desired that all appear in uniform if possible, but the lack of a uniform will in no way disqualify them fromtaking part, as all are wanted and none should stay out on this account. Sailors are included in the invitation as well as soldiers, it bing the intention of course, to include all branches of the service. There will be no drill and none but the simplest military formation in the parade, hence none should feel embarrassed because of lack of drill. All soldiers are urged to be on hand promptly at 10 o'clock a. m. at the courthouse grounds for the purpose of selecting a leader and for the preliminaries of forming on. An effert is being made to reach all the boys for the occasion, letters as well as personal invitations being sent out by the parade committee. Although it is realized that some have been overlooked, the following is a fairly comprehensive list of the returned soldiers not at home:
Clyde Adams, Richard Brunton, Floyd Becker, Harry Blake, Wyrn and Dolph Baldwin, Eugene Buckley, Edd and Claude Buchet, Ray Bruce, Rollen Burke, John Berry, Clyde Bumgartner, Oscar Wylie Burns, Edward Brown, Fred Bennett, Frank P. Bailiss, Amos Bartlow, Alton, Herl and Oscar Crumpacker, Raymond Dodge, John Dennison, Harry Daisley, Clayton Dixon, Alvin W. Dean, William H Dean, Harold, Justin and Alfred Fitzgerald, Bryson Ferrell, Henry Flerchinger, Chas. and Lee Greiner, Harry Grier, Homer Gimlin, Addie Gruell, Chester Gallagher, Emil Habedank, Frank and Ray Hall, Roy Cook, Benj. H. Dean, Claude Clayton, Robert Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Fred Koller, Lemyrt and Ernest Knettle, Lorraine Kuykendall, Matt Little, Claude Long, Guy Lewis, Elda Light, Bert Miller, Fred Miller, Wynne Mowrey, Wm. A. Miller, Lee McBride, Jos. Martin, John McDowell, Wayne Davis, Guy and Arthur Nelson, Samuel Nye, Floyd Oliver, Carl Olsen, Lester and Walter Oliver, Talton Owsley, Chas. Reich, Jesse Raupach, Fred Russell, Henry Russell, Bryan Rauch, Ross Rea, John Smith, Phillip Scoggin, Henry Schneckloth, Clarence Swank, Thomas Sanford, W. J. Scott, Allen Strain, H. I. Sawyer, Kenneth Smith, June Stalcup, Wesley Trosper, Milo Tupper, Harvey Murphy, Isaac VanAusdle, Chas. Ward, Ramey Wylie, Orlin Winnett, Hayden Woodworth, Verle Whittaker, Roy Watson, Francis A. Watrus, Ray Williamson, Arthur Yates, Jack Zumwalt, Carl Halterman, Lawrence Kimble, Cecil Carter, Harry Malone, Ray Pyle, Stanley Davis, Arthur Shelton, Wilbur Shelton, Chas. Watt, Robert Stanley Scott and Merle Smith.
No soldier or sailor whose name does not appear in the foregoing list should feel slighted, as all are wanted whether their names are known or not.
Another matter—that of decorations—-nothing ornate is being asked for or encouraged, nevertheless each car-owner and individual may use his own pleasure on this point, though it is to be distinctly understood that the lack of decorations is not to disparage any cars taking part in the parade; they [are] equally as welcome and as much expected to join in the parade without decorations as with them. If committee plans are carried out, complete provisions will be made at the park grounds for the parking of cars, so that everyone will be accommodated without friction or trouble in getting in or out and car users should bear in mind this point, that by joining in the parade, the disposition of their car at the grounds will be made easy; in fact access to the grounds in cars cannot be had except through the route taken by the parade.
Victory Loan opens Monday, April 21. Watch for your quota.
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