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Armistice Program And Entertainments Good


Armistice Day was very fittingly observed in Farnam yesterday. The program was splendid and each part was well delivered by the participants. One impressive feature was the brief minutes of silence in which Prof. H. F. Rouse asked that we might pause and remember those “who never returned.” Beautiful musical selections and songs by the high school students and a splendid address on “International Peace” by J. Mason Wells of the Grand Island College constituted the morning program.

At 1:30 the Legion War Gun was dedicated and this was followed by the sports —Chas. Reed of Stockville received prize for coming farthest, 25 miles; Emil Johnson boasted eleven children and received that prize; the oldest man driving a car was G. C. James of Gothenburg, being 69 years; W. W. Frakes won the prize for the oldest car, a 13 model; John Martin tipped the scales at 287 lbs. and received the fat man’s reward. Francis Albrecht won the pig in the pig catching contest; Arthur Wear received 1st in the potato race and Earl Foster 2nd; The girls race under 10 was won by Irene Crampton and Jean Parker 2nd. Roy Hilton won the boys free for all and Laurence Baker 2nd; The girls free for all Elma Bloomstedt won 1st and Ruth Carman second; Kenneth Airhart received 1st in the Shetland Pony race and Harold Kostman 2nd; Harold Kostman took 1st in the man and horse race and Clyde Williams 2nd.

The hard fought football game between Stockville and Farnam resulted in an all around victory for F.H.S. Farnam outplayed their opponents in every phase of the game and showed considerable skill in picking up fumbles. The score was 33-0 in favor of Farnam.

Yesterday was an ideal day with the exception of the wind and dirt which blew some in the afternoon. Otherwise the large crowd in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the day.

The Farnam Echo (1), Thursday, 12 November 1925

 



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