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This week in history, June 5, 1920: Graduates celebrated, Memorial Day a success

Compiled by the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance
As reported in the June 5, 1920 edition of The Summit County Journal: A scene during the annual Wellesley college ceremonies showing Miss Elizabeth Head of Bangor, Maine, president of the freshman class, crowned as "Queen Elizabeth."
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This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of June 5, 1920.

CLASS OF 1920 GRADUATE FROM BRECKENRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

The Class of 1920, Breckenridge High School held their commencement exercises at the G.A.R. Hall last evening. The class this year was composed of four members, there being three girls and one boy.

The hall was very tastily decorated, and a suitable program had been arranged for the occasion. The class colors were Scarlet and Gold while the class flowers were red and yellow roses, and this combination was used in carrying out the idea of decoration.

MEMORIAL DAY A SUCCESS

Memorial day this year proved to be a success. Everything provided from the weather to the services were all that could be asked, and the occasion was observed by practically all our citizens.

The program was carried out as arranged, with the decoration of the graves in the morning by Col. C. L. Westerman, assisted by the Boy Scouts, to the closing of the exercises at the G.A.R. Hall in the evening. The parade was the main feature of the day, and consisted of the G.A.R. and speakers in autos. A significant fact was that the G.A.R. carriage also carried two Confederate veterans, who in their days in the army were found fighting on opposing sides.

ZINC PRICES DROP BRASS SHOPS CLOSE

Labor strikes, followed by cessation of work in the brass manufacturing districts of Connecticut, lowered the price of zinc ore last week. The settlement price is now $7.48 per 100 pounds, showing a loss for the week of $2.40 per ton.

The Copper Export association has finally completed details for the sale of copper to French manufacturers on a credit basis. It is understood a period of two years. The sales will be made through the medium of acceptances, buyers having the privilege of three renewals of ninety days each. — Capt. James T. Smith in Denver News

GRADUATING EXERCISES OF THE EIGHT GRADE OF MONTEZUMA SCHOOL, MAY 28

The graduates were William Sharp and Alva Lund.

The program was exceptionally good and showed painstaking preparation. A surprise party was given Miss Rothermal the teacher at the Summit House directly after the exercises and delicious refreshments served.

FIRST AIRPLANE TOURIST LANDS AT KREMMLING

Edward J. Brooks, pilot for the Martin-Sweet Motor Company, landed at Kremmling yesterday before noon two hours and five minutes after left Denver in a Lincoln Standard airplane. He left about 45 minutes later for Glenwood Springs.

It was the first time an airplane ever landed there. The visit was due to the fact that Mr. Brooks lost his bearings after crossing the divide above Berthoud Pass. He took on a supply of gasoline and an earful of directions from everybody in the crowd of nearly 200 that gathered. —Kremmling News

BANKER FIGHTS OFF BANDITS

Omaha, Neb. — Auto bandits were unsuccessful in an attempt to rob the Citizens’ State Bank at Ralston, Neb. The bandits were driven off by President T.J. Shanahan of the bank, who engaged them in a running gun fight. No one was hit.

NEWS AND NOTES FROM ‘ROUND HOME

N. P. Know of lower Blue, brought a load of potatoes to town for the Denver Hotel.

The pastures around town are getting green, and the price of hay and feed is still high, so every evening sees a good many horse turned loose to get a square meal at the expense of well-kept lawns. Jake says he has no further use for a lawn mower under the new arrangement.

In reading the exchanges, we find Grand County is opening Berthoud Pass, Lake County has already opened Tennessee Pass, Routt is opening Rabbit Ear Pass (that only a few weeks ago was reported to have 50 feet of snow on top) and Park County has opened Kenosha Pass and the east end of Hoosier, while we have to report that the sun will open Hoosier Pass some time between now and Labor Day on Summit County’s end.


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