Mendon May Day— 1939
Mendon To Celebrate Saturday, Program For May Day Fete Released Today— Cache Valley will join with Mendon Saturday in observing the annual May Day celebration that is held in that community as one of northern Utah’s most colorful May fetes. The entire program of activities, released today by officials, is highlighted by the maypole dance, the public meeting, and an afternoon sports festival. The initial event is the crowning of the Queen, Miss Doris Baker, by her Consort, Seth Bird, at the public square. This is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., and will be followed by the dance. After the crowning of the queen, the public program commences in the chapel. Peter Larsen will offer the invocation, and the South Cache High School Band, directed by William H. Terry, will play selections. Henry C. Sorensen is to give the welcoming remarks. Addresses of the day will be presented by Alexander Baker, G. G. Sweeten and John A. Gardner. Other program numbers are vocal solo by LaDonna Hardman; instrumental duet by band members; male quartet composed of the Sweeten brothers; recitation, Mervyn Willie; dramatic reading, James F. Whitney; selections by the band and by the ladies’ chorus; vocal duet, Leo Ross Ladle and Eldon Sorensen; vocal solo, T. Kay Sorensen and benediction. At 1:00 p.m. the afternoon sports festival commences, with a band concert to be played at the same time. A children’s dance at 2:00 p.m., races of all sorts, girl’s softball game, and men’s game between Mendon and Morning Milk of Wellsville complete the afternoon events. The celebration is concluded with a dance at 9:00 p.m. in the ward amusement hall.
Mendon Ready With May Day Celebration— The lead-off event of the May Day celebration at Mendon Saturday will be the crowning of the May Day Queen, Miss Doris Baker. She will be crowned by Seth Bird, her Consort, after which there will be a maypole dance. This is to take place in the public square at 10:00 a.m. Following the activities in the square the public program will be held in the chapel. The invocation is to be offered by Peter Larsen, after which the South Cache High School Band, under the direction of William H. Terry will render appropriate selections. The public will be welcomed by Henry C. Sorensen. Other speakers of the day are Alexander Baker, G. G. Sweeten, and John A. Gardner. A band concert is to be played at 1:00 p.m. At the same time the sport activities will begin. All children will join in a social dance at two o’clock, while the older folks are witnessing races of all sorts, a girls softball game, and a men’s game between Mendon and the Morning Milk of Wellsville. The day will be rounded off with a dance to be held in the amusement hall at nine o’clock.
Mountain Peak Named For Utah Girl, Unique Honor Accorded Mendon’s Queen Of May— How would you like to have a mountain peak named for you? Doris Baker, pretty eighth grade pupil of Mendon, Utah did. It wasn’t because she discovered it, either— but simply because she happened to be Queen of the May this year, when residents of that city, decided the majestic peak which towers over the town should have a name. Name Delayed: Although Mendon is reputed to be the second oldest settlement in Cache County, until this year residents in that vicinity had never got around to giving the huge landmark a name— simply referring to it as “Big Peak.” Plan Official Christening: “Peak Doris” is the name to be official bestowed upon the mountain by a party of peak climbers now being organized. Doris will be among them. Picture Caption: Doris Baker… her name will stand for centuries.