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Dayton Daily News - September 18, 1921

Montgomery Odd Fellows Ready For Booster Day

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(1) W. W. Wigton, Anderton lodge, chairman committee on arrangements; (2) F. W. Moore, Buckeye lodge, secretary; (3) M. H. Hawker, Wayne lodge, treasurer; (4) C. S. Reese, Fraternal; (5) O. R. Zimmer, Steuben; (6) G. L. Sheley, Riverdale; (7) W. H. Lightner, Trotwood; 8) W. A. Coven, Oak; (9) C. A. Adams, Anderton; (1) Benjamin Round, Gem City; (11) J. K. Snypp, Harrison; (12) J. B. Lincoln, Montgomery; (13) C. A. Hawker, Dayton; (14) G. S. Pease, West Carrollton; (15) W. H. Cart, Trotwood; (16) J. H. Buehner, Marion; (17) J. W. Shippers, Gem City; (18) R. G. Collins, Schiller; (19) J. E. Post, Friendship; (20) W. E. Bailey, Friendship; (21) J. L. Grant, Steuben; (22) H. C. Eby, Riverdale. -(Photos by Cain Studio)


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Odd Fellows from as far east as Zanesville and as far west as Indianapolis, from Cleveland on the north to Louisville on the south, will assemble in Dayton next Saturday for a grand "Booster Meeting," a general get-together that promises to go down in local fraternal history as one of the greatest gatherings of the kind every held in the Middle West.

While all arrangements have not been completed, committees have the work well in hand and hope to complete their work by the middle of the present week. This much is known, that there will be a monster parade and walk-around at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, and it is estimated that fully 5000 Odd Fellows will be in line. Already 12 bands have been arranged for, almost all of the delegations from the larger cities announcing that they will have their own bands with them. There will be a number of floats and decorated automobiles.

Guests are expected to begin arriving in the city early Saturday morning. At 9:30 they will assemble at the N.C.R. schoolhouse for a trip through the factory. From 12 o'clock noon until 1 o'clock luncheon will be served at Memorial Hall, in charge of the Daughters of Rebekah. It will also be in the nature of a social hour, and an opportunity for the visiting members to renew old acquaintances and make new ones. From 2 o'clock until 4 exemplification of the first degree will be under way in the main auditorium. Then will come the parade, followed by dinner at 6 o'clock at the Memorial building, and work in the second and third degrees from 7:30 o'clock until midnight.

All Odd Fellow lodges of Montgomery county are co-operating in this big event, and the committees are made up of members from each of them. W. W. Wigton of Anderton lodge is general chairman; F. W. Moore of Buckeye lodge, general secretary, and M. H. Hawker, Wayne lodge, is treasurer.

The following associates are serving on the various committess and leaving no stone unturned looking toward the success of the celebration; C. S. Reese, Fraternal; O. R. Zimmer, Steuben; G. L. Sheley, Riverdale; W. H. Lightner, Trotwood; W. A. Coven, Oak; C. A. Adams, Anderton; Benjamin Round, Gem City; J. K. Snypp, Harrison; J. B. Lincoln, Montgomery; C. A. Hawker, Dayton; G. S. Peas, West Carrollton; W. H. Cart, Trotwood; J. H. Buchner, Marion; J. W. Shippers, Gem City; R. G. Collins, Schiller; J. E. Poast, Friendship; W. E. Bailey, Friendship; J. L. Grant, Steuben; and H. C. Eby, Riverdale.

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