Mendon May Day— 1909
Mendonites Laud The Boosters, Pioneers Were Pleased, May Day Celebration, Bad Roads, Improvements, Mendon, May 10th— Nearly all of the pioneers of 1859 from this place attended the “Founders Day Celebration” in Logan, and all are united in saying it was the time of their lives. The sturdy old pioneers will not be with us many more years and this event was only another way of honoring and showing appreciation of them, and their labors while they live. The Boosters club is to be congratulated upon the success of its efforts. Some of our citizens had narrow escapes from drowning or being buried alive in the mud hole between here and Logan. This road has been neglected for a long time, and is in need of some repairs. It’s a shame that something is not done for us inasmuch as we are taxpayers and have rights that should be respected, even if we are a little city on the west side. A huge petition will be presented to the honorable board of county commissioners asking for an appropriation to put this road in shape. After reading an account of the May Day celebration in Wellsville, we can not resist the temptation of saying a few words about the May Day here. The day was ideal and the celebration most enjoyable. Theta Whitney as queen, with her consort, maids, and their attendants, maypole dance given by the queen’s maids of honor and their escorts was a striking feature of the morning program. The oration by Alma N. Sorensen, was very appropriate. All the numbers are worthy of mention but space will not permit. We are very much in need of a rain. The beet crop seems backward and may be a failure if the rain man doesn’t remember us soon. The beet acreage is not so large as usual. The high prices of hay and grain tempt the farmer. Beets are a worry from start to finish anyway. Basketball and baseball are the order of the day in sports, and much interest is taken by the players and people; in fact, our basketball team is right to the front. Newton only walloped us one tally in the May Day contest at baseball. Mr. John Ladle, Hamilton Baker and James F. Whitney, are having their houses painted. We have no epidemics and the health and spirits of the people are generally good.