Mendon May Day— 1917
Mendon, June 4th— The Mendon May Day celebration will be held tomorrow in connection with registration day. The program will be held in the assembly hall commencing at 10:00 a.m. The first number will be a fancy dance in costume by twenty girls. In the afternoon a children’s dance at two o’clock and at 3:15 p.m. a patriotic meeting, consisting of musical numbers and a special address by Professor George N. Sorensen. Next will be the giving of badges to conscription boys. Following this will be a baseball game, races, contests and games of different kinds for which prizes will be offered. The day will finish up with a grand ball in the evening in the amusement hall, to which everybody is invited. Committee on Decoration— Selma Hancock and aids. Master of Ceremonies— Elmer J. Hancock. Amusements— David Winn.Mendon, June 7th— Mendon had a great time on registration day. There was no disturbance of any kind to mark the day’s proceedings. Thirty-two of our young men placed their names on the list to show their country that democratic government might live and the people rule. The weather was ideal, one of the days we had been waiting for, to celebrate spring. The morning program consisted of a dance by twenty young girls in costume. This was a most pleasing performance. In the assembly hall the choir sang, “Utah the Queen of the West,” Prayer was offered by Allen Willie. Juanita Buist recited, “Our Marines.” Speech by Superintendent William I. Sorensen; piano solo, Ether Jensen; story, Jennie Richards; vocal solo, Retta Walker; speech John A. Gardner; violin solo, Alonzo K. Wood. In the afternoon the children were given a dance in which a goodly number of the little ones took part. At three o’clock there was a huge gathering in the assembly hall, to participate in a patriotic meeting at which the following program was rendered. Military March, piano, by Ether Jensen; prayer, Jacob F. Sorensen; speech, Mr. George N. Sorensen. This was one of the finest talks we have listened to for some time. The speaker took for his subject “The Price of Liberty,” giving the history of our country from the days of the Revolution to the present. Our country has passed through many trying periods and has always come out right because she contended for the rights of her people and humanity. So in the struggle of today, we need have no fear of the outcome, if each of us will do our part and do it well. The closing number was a solo and chorus by Miss Retta Walker and company, “Don’t Bite the Hand That’s Feeding You.” Games and races were indulged in for a while which proved to be great fun for the youngsters who like to compete for prizes. Baseball between the enlisted and non-enlisted men was the next feature in which the enlisted put it all over the town people. Basketball at seven-thirty was next called. Again the enlisted boys whipped their opponents. The closing event of the day was a dancing party. Good music was enjoyed and a large crowd was present. The business houses and voting place were nicely decorated. There were many visitors in town from different parts of the state and Idaho. There was not a dull moment during the day and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. Post-mistress, Mrs. Colby is now comfortably located in her new office on Main Street just across the street from the O. L. & I. [Ogden, Logan & Idaho Railway Co.] depot. This is a great advantage to our people to have a central location for the mail service. Mendon City has began work on their new water system which will increase the supply for the city. The hay crop looks good. The winter wheat is not so good as usual. Spring planting is all in good condition. Some of the beet acreage is being replanted: the balance is fine.