This Week in History May 28, 1921: Honoring the Dead, Celebrating the Beginning
This week in history, as reported in the Summit County Journal in the week of May 28, 1921.
Honor and homage to fallen soldiers and sailors
Preparations have been completed by Living Soldiers of the American Wars to honor their fallen comrades who lie in the gravesites of the dead, whether in the quiet Valley Brook Cemetery in Breckenridge, Arlington National Cemetery on Potomac Hill overlooking the capital of our beloved country, on the poppy fields of France, or even at rest under the waters of the seas of the world.
For weeks, there have been daily burials of the Great War dead in Arlington. The sound of faucets is heard through tall forest trees and valleys in honor of the dead. This year, surviving veterans of the Civil War, Indian Wars and Spanish Civil War will join members of the American Legion in honoring those who answered their last roll call on earth.
There are more graves than ever to decorate with flowers, and over the years the number of mounds will multiply as the ranks of those carrying the flowers grow thin.
Kick-off exercises to end the year successfully
Next Thursday evening, June 21, the largest class to graduate since the local high school was organized in 1907 will be holding their introductory exercises in the GAR room. This class is made up of nine members, six young girls – Misses Elizabeth Engle, Ada Smith, Zelpha Mason, Mae Gooper, Myrtle Tubbs and Mildred Terrell – and three young men – Raymond Alber, Paul Peterson and John Peterson.
Great credit is due to the current teaching staff for their careful attention and effort devoted to the interests of the class. Mrs Riedel and Miss Mattiee fought constantly throughout the winter to try to make the job easy and yet educational. But the greatest debt of all is that owed to Principal Green. He was never too busy to give up everything and focus on whatever the class demanded of him. And the class was aware of this fact and transferred to her their greatest honor – that of making him their advisor in all respects and transferring all the responsibilities and work that they could onto her most capable shoulders.
If fortune is kind enough to smile twice at the members of this class, in a few years they will find a class of scholars, because all of them expect to continue their university education.
Tymos Mines Co. will resume development
It is understood that Tymos Mines Co. will resume operations in early June. The property was once known locally as the “Deep Shaft” on Shock Hill. A station was built at the 300 foot level of the deep shaft, and a cross section was started at the Brooks-Snider and Ground Hog properties, both of which produced good gold, silver and silver ores. – lead-gold.
Shortly after the death of George B. Tyler of Hastings, Nebraska, a few months ago, development was halted. A good pumping plant will be installed and work will resume under the supervision of Charles Moessner of Hastings, Nebraska, with Joe Marz of Breckenridge in charge of the underground operation of the property.
Local news notes from all around Summit County
- Ms Sarah Bonnell, wife of Tiger’s Chauncey Bonnell, died at her home in Tiger on Saturday evening at the age of 25 last December. Mr and Mrs Bonnell’s granddaughter Ivy Loretta died on Saturday night just before her mother died.
- Dr RJ McDonald was over in Leadville last Saturday between trains.
- Miss Stephanie Smith left for a short visit with relatives in New York City last week. She expects to return to Breckenridge sometime during the summer.
- Ms. George Goldie returned from Columbus, Nebraska, last Sunday. She reports that her mother has improved slightly but is still in very critical condition due to her advanced age.
- HE James and a group of miners spent last Sunday in Breckenridge, looking for some mining interests in Galena Gulch. They expect to be able to do work later in the year.