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   Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 28, 1915, Altoona, Pennsylvania                                REGULAR EDITION THE MIRROR'S CIRCULATION YESTERDAY WAS AVERAGE DAILY PAID CIRCULA- TION DURING APRIL, ESTABLISHED JUNE 13, 1874. ALTOONA, PA., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1915. TWENTY-FOUR COLUMNS. Impressive and Patriotic Pro- grams Rendered at High and Central Grammar Buildings to Honor Fallen Soldiers. GRAND ARMY MEMBERS TAKE PART IN EXERCISES All Students In City Hear Pa- triotic Urge Students to Remember Bloody Conflict. The public school children ot' the- city paid a fitting tribute to tlic honored dead of the Grand Army pusts wht-n patriotic iiml impressive exercises wwc carried uut lit the. mriuiis buildings to- day, the hist scliool session het'ore Jle- morial duy. At the High school the excrciKL'K Jastcil for nearly two almost three hours were consumed in rrmlorinjr the jirograin at the Con- tra] Grammar. At the High school a surprise was in for the sixty veterans of tlie Civil war from 1'osts K anil 46S. Short- ly after the veterans were seated on the platform, the girls of the art de- partment of. the school marched to the stage, and pinned red and white cur- nations UH (he coats of HIP old soldiers, who were surprised as well as de- lighted. The of Oic "Star Spangled Banner" opened the program. After tlic reading of the scripture lesson, the school filing "Columbia, the Gem of tlio Ocean.'' The. Boys' Glee club sang "liattlc Cry of Freedom'' anil "Tenting Tonight.'' Harry Sawtcllc sang "Tim Deathless Army" and .1. Kdgnr Probyn "Wlifiu Johnny Comes Home.'' the school.joining in the song. Veterans -Render Program. Following the .school program, th.; I chairman of Uio G. A...K, representation. J. 0. Hicks, look charge of the cxei- cises. Mr. was the first speaker and told of maiiy interesting incidents of tin: Civil .n.iid. he con- cluded Comrade JlcCiilluujli relaterl incidents of the war, telling of being shot in the left arm, and lying in a. hospital far. .eight, mouths, during, which time lie hail a piece of bone re- moved from liis iirm. In concluding Jlr. McCulloiigh praised Altoona for it? High school ami praised the High school Btndents for their patriotism. One of the features of the exercises was the nest >mvmber of the program. Hon. J. Flicks snug the verses of "Marching Through Georgia" and entire 0. A. U. representation joined in the chorus. This number of the program-took the entire audience, which filled the auditorium, by storm. Com- raile H. V. Carle? next sang a soup. "The Chaplain" nm! when encored lie recited "A German's Version of Sher- man's Hide." Comrade IJrashcars fol- .lowed with a few remarks, us did Com- rade. Franks. Soldiers Are Grateful. .Mr. .Hicks closed the veterans' part of the' exercises by thanking the school for their delightful program, and urged the students to remember Memorial 
                            

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