School Day Parade, 1922

We’re wishing we could see the movie pictures of the floats! From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), October 5, 1922, page 5:

Ad for Nodaway County School Day in 1922. Text of ad follows.
Ad for Nodaway County School day in the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), October 5, 1922, page 5.

Text of ad reads: “Nodaway County School Day, Wednesday, Oct. 11. Nodaway County’s Biggest Day. Largest parade of floats ever shown in county. The Chamber of Commerce backed by the business men of Maryville are furnishing an opportunity on October 11 for an exhibit of farm products and school work that will excell anything ever attempted in Nodaway County — which has always been a leader in educational work.

Cash Prizes — Every school entering the parade Wednesday, October 11 at 2:30 p.m., will receive at least $5.00 in prize money, and the best eight floats will receive prizes as follows: — 1st, $75.00; 2nd, $60.00; 3rd, $50.00; 4th, $40.00; 5th, $30.00; 6th, $20.00; 7th, $15.00; 8th, $10.00.

Points on Which Floats Will Be Judged — The floats will be judged on three degrees of merit, as follows: First, on general appearance; second, on originality of conception expressed and it is left to the individual school and teacher to select the subject they wish to represent; third, quality of the exhibit, as agricultural, school handwork or displays of any sort in keeping with the general idea.
Special Prizes — To the school bringing float the farthest — One Toledo Steam Cooker, $12.00 — Cummins-Wray Furniture Co. To the school bringing float the farthest — $10.00 in money. — Real estate Bank. To the school bringing float second farthest — Sufficient curtain material for their school house. — Joe Cohn. To the school bringing float third farthest — First Aid Cabinet, complying with the requirements of New York State Law, value $10.00 — Koch Pharmacy. To the school having the best display of corn and greatest variety on their float — $10.00 in money. — Farmers Trust Co. To the school having the best display of Vitalized Agriculture Work. — Hand saw, square, hammer and jack plane, value $10.00 — E. C. Phares Hardware and Lumber Co. To the school bringing float and largest delegation from their district — One basket ball, value $5.00 — Kuchs Brothers Jewelry. To the school having the most original idea for float — 10 school records, value $7.50 — H. L. Raines, Jewelry. To the school float depicting the best episode of Missouri History — A ten-dollar gold piece — Twentieth Century Club. To the school float depicting the best episode of Revolutionary History — A ten-dollar gold piece — D. A. R. Chapter. To the school bringing float the farthest — One year’s subscription to Maryville Tribune. To the school bringing float the farthest — One year’s subscription to Democrat-Forum.

For the best presentation of name of school by float — Fifty feet of ‘Movie’ pictures taken of school house and children, value $25.00 — Ralph Marcell.

100-piece Nodaway County Band.
The only original organization of its kind in the state.
Stunts by high schools.
Demolay Drill Patrol.
Moving pictures of the parade of floats.
Moving pictures of all school children after Parade of Floats.
Over 7,000 children in schools in Nodaway County and most of them are expected in Maryville on that day.

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