Military Day 1922
Tuesday, Military Day
Military Day and Educational Day Made Up
of Interesting Features
On Tuesday morning there was a military parade led by Col. Jay H. Northup and Capt. J. W. Yates on horseback, following the band. The former was in uniform and Mr. Yates had across his shoulders a quilt into which a Confederate flag had been worked. There were five old soldiers of the Civil war on horseback and others followed in automobiles, the blue and grey side by side.
Next in the procession came Spanish American veterans and then some of the World war men. Bringing up the rear was the State cavalry troop of this county, commanded by Capt. Fred See.
As far as we could get their names, the following Civil War veterans were in the march:
Col. Northup, J. W. Yates, H. E. Ferguson, Geo. Keggs, Bob Chaffin, on horseback.
S. F. Reynolds, Marion Stone, Maj. Burchett, J. C. L. Moore, Wiley G. Prater, Dr. J. F. Hatten, Jno. T. Jones, Hi Allison (colored), R. C. Roberts, Wm. Carey, Jess Maynard, Tom Pigg, Mat Elam, Jed Davis, Captain Blankenship, R. A. McKee.
The Poppy Day appeal by Fred M. Vinson and M. S. Burns was made to the crowd that assembled after the _____ Girls had been through the streets setting poppies. This fund is for building a university at Washington as a memorial to the soldiers of the World war and the quota for each county all over the United States is one dollar for every soldier sent out. Lawrence sent 481.
Afternoon there was a baseball game between the leans and fats. The leans played the fats to death in two innings and quit. The score was disgraceful.
The Cavalry troop gave a machine gun demonstration at Lick creek at 2:30. Then there was an airplane fight.
In the evening the band concert brought out a large crowd who greatly enjoyed the music.
[Source: Big Sandy News, Sept. 1, 1922]. Transcribed and donated by Marlitta H. Perkins