Armistice Event 1920

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DOCUMENT WRITTEN AND RESEARCHED BY : TINA EASLEY

I HAVE CREATED THIS DOCUMENT WHILE RESEARCHING THE OLD NEWSPAPERS .

Saturday, August 30, 2008

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

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MONDAY , SEPTEMBER 13 , 1920 - THE PARAGOULD SOLIPHONE

 

TEN THOUSAND PEOPLE WILL BE EXPECTED IN PARAGOULD TO ATTEND ARMISTICE EVENT

POST COMMANDER I.D. WOLF OUTLINES PLANS FOR MAMMOTH CELEBRATION , INCLUDING LOCAL STREET CARNIVAL AND ADDRESSES BY MEN OF NATIONAL PROMINENCE - VICTORY MEDALS TO BE PRESENTED SOLDIERS WHO QUALIFY BY FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS - COMMITTEES ON PREPARATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS APPOINTED.

(FROM SATURDAY'S DAILY PRESS )

THERE IS NO REASON TO ASSUME THAT ARMISTICE DAY WILL NOT EVENTUALLY BE MORE GENERALLY OBSERVED THAN THE FOURTH OF JULY . IRWIN D. WOLF THIS MORNING. ON PLANS OF THE BIG DEMONSTRATION IN PARAGOULD NOVEMBER 11TH.

ARMISTICE DAY MEANS MORE TO THE PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES THAN THE CELEBRATED MID-SUMMER OCCASION , AND IT MEANS A GREAT DEAL MORE TO THE WORLD AT LARGE .IT COMMEMORATES THE ENDING OF HOSTILITIES BETWEEN MORE THAN FORTY DIFFERENT NATIONS, INCLUDING FOURTEEN OR FIFTEEN OF THE BIGGER WORLD POWERS. IT MARKS THE ENDING OF HEART-ACHES BY MORE THAN A MILLION AMERICAN MOTHERS .

RAIN OR SHINE , IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE PARAGOULD PULLED OFF AN EVENT OF THIS MAGNITUDE , BUT THERE IS NO REASON WHY IT CAN'T BE DONE . IT IS DOUBTFUL IF THERE IS A MAN OR WOMAN IN GREENE COUNTY WHO IS NOT RELATED TO SOME YOUNG FELLOW WHO BELONGS TO THE AMERICAN LEGION. THE MATTER IS NEAR TO THEIR HEARTS AND WE WANT TO ENLIST THE CO-OPERATION OF ALL RELATIVES OF SOLDIERS . SINCE THE LOCAL POST WAS ABLE TO WIN FIRST PLACE IN A STATE CONTEST FOR MEMBERSHIP THERE IS NO REASON WHY IT SHOULD NOT TAKE FIRST PLACE IN ARMISTICE DAY CELEBRATION AND CARRY THROUGH A PROGRAM NOT EXCELLED BY LITTLE ROCK, FT. SMITH , PINE BLUFF OR ANY OF THE LARGER CITIES IN ARKANSAS.