Skidmore Chautauqua, 1922

As we see in the July 20, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), putting on a Chautauqua was a major undertaking.  Nevertheless, the American Legion was up to the task.  From page 1:

Chautauqua Board Appoints Committees.

Chautauqua Will Be Under Auspices of American Legion Post This Year.

Skidmore Chautauqua, August 10 to 16
Advertisement from the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), July 13, 1922, page 8.

The local Chautauqua Board met Tuesday evening and appointed the committees that will have charge of the Chautauqua, which will be put on under the auspices of James Harvey Hughes Post of the American Legion this year.

A meeting of the members of these committees was called for last evening for the purpose of organizing.  The Grounds committee organized with L. D. Jordan as chairman.  The Publicity committee and the ticket committee had only two members each present at the meeting, and will have to meet and organize at some later date.  However, these committees will be called together within a day or two, and will be ready to take up their duties.  Since the Chautauqua is under the auspices of the American Legion this year, there are some Legion men on each of the committees.  The committees are:

Grounds — L. D. Jordan, C. E. Owens, R. B. Foster, Harry Worl, Lansing Reese, Charles McDaniel, Homer Aldridge.

Publicity — A. C. Dodds, F. H. Barrett, R. A. Walker, Ralph Wright, Searcy Garnett, Gilbert Lewis, Douglas Haynes.

Tickets — J. O. Miller, Mervyn Gray, Rollo Howden, Everett Linville, Delavan Robbins, Ralston McClain, James Earley.

The Chautauqua will be held on the school grounds, as usual.  The price of season tickets this year will be $2 for adults and $1 for children. There will be no war tax on the tickets, as the surplus will all go to the American Legion.

One of the features this year will be the Sunday program.  There will be a union Sunday School service at the tent on Sunday morning, August 13.  The entire program for the day will be in keeping with the day.  The afternoon session will consist of a program by John Ross Reed, baritone, with assisting artists; and in the evening the program will be divided between I. M. Cochran, monologist, and John Ross Reed.  A complete program for the week will be found on page three of this issue.

Ad for the 1922 Skidmore Chautauqua. Text of ad follows.
From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), July 20, 1922, page 3.

Ad reads, “A Foretaste of the Program. Skidmore Chautauqua, August 10 – 16, 1922. The local boosters and the following talent invite you to share the accumulated riches of their experience for a pittance. John Ross Reed, Grand Opera Baritone. Hon. W. I. Nolan, Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Southern Minstrels, Male Octette. Dr. H B. Hulbert, Envoy Extraordinary of the Emperor of Korea. Howard Quintette, John Howard, Director, Formerly with the St. Paul Symphony Orchestra. Ernest Toy Artist Trio, Australia’s Favorite Violinist. Mr. and Mrs. C. Rucker Adams, Health Attained and Retained. Dr. H. Leo. Taylor. Prof. I. M. Cochran. Sheik Raphael Emmanuel. “Mother” Lake. Harris Orchestra. Copley Operatic Company. Misner Players. W. C. Reynolds, Local Manager.”

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