Oct. 9, 1941 • 75 Years Ago
Impressive Ceremony For
School Boy Patrol Program
“At a special assembly on Wednesday afternoon in the Elementary School Auditorium, a very impressive ceremony was used to install the 18 young boys from Bowling Green who will serve as a member of this year’s “School Boy Patrol” program.
The installation was in the charge of Mr. F. E. Kelly, a representative of the Bowling Green Automobile Club. He was assisted by Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Lester Patten.
Providing the music for the occasion was the Elementary School’s All-Girl Chorus, which was under the direction of Mrs. Hazel Wilkins.
Following the conclusion of the musical program, Trooper Patten administered the oath to the young boys before him.
In turn, each cadet for the “School Boy Patrol” program walked onto the stage and was bestowed a badge from Patten and Kelly. The badges were placed upon the over-the-shoulder belt worn by the members, designating them as members of the School Boy Patrol Program.
Members of the Victory Mother’s Club provided the refreshments for the program and acted as ceremonial witnesses to the oath.
The members that took the oath were: Buddy Smith, Billy Hurd, Kenneth Mayer, Robert Hopkins, Ray Martin, Bobby Kurz, Paul Slater, Lowell Fitzsimmons, Jack Richard, Leroy Lindeman, Bobby Hall, Ray Besterfeldt, captain; Arthur Patrick, Johnny Epperson, captain; Billy Ray Maupin, Freddie Dodson, Dale Hazlett, and Freddie Smith.”
Oct. 8, 1931 • 85 Years Ago
State Croquet Tourney In Progress Here
“The streets of Bowling Green have been flush with out of town guests this week as the city played host to the State Croquet Tournament.
The tournament is being held on the courts of the Bowling Green Croquet Club. The first games of the tournament were played on Tuesday and will continue on through the week.
The first game of the tournament was played between the teams of Bowling Green and Perry.
The Pike County lads and lasses showed the Perry’s star players a one-two punch and delivered the knock out hit to win the contest, much to the adoration of the large crowd that was assembled to watch the match.
Officials with the tournament say that as many as 1,200 tickets have been sold for the five-day event.
The second game of the tournament was between the Juvenile Bowling Green team and the Bellflower Senior team.
The seniors proved the victors in what was a close game.
While local fans were disappointed to not see the juvenile team advance further in the A-bracket, they are now expected to win the B-bracket. Especially after their rousing defeat of the Center senior team.
As the tournament progresses, more teams are expected to arrive. Those teams already checked in for the tournament are: Bowling Green, Monroe City, Paris, Perry, Center, Clarence, Bellflower, Elsberry, Curryville, Fulton, Silex and Louisiana. Other teams yet to arrive are: Frankford, Hannibal, Macon, Montgomery City, Shelbina, Shelbyville, Maud, and Wellsville.”
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