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1924 Hunter Herald



Erie News 1924 Hunter Herald


November 27, 1924

Erie School Notes

Last Friday Cass Co. visitors day, 20 parents spent all or part of the day visiting the public school. The regular work was carried on until 2:45, after which a short program was given by the grade pupils. The operetta entitled “Lost, a Comet” which the Erie pupils are giving Saturday December 6, promises to be the best entertainment of the season. Read the full description of it elsewhere in this paper. One more name was added to the H. S. class lists when Lyle Harrington returned Monday. This makes a total enrollment of 14.

Erie School will give Operetta

An operetta entitled “Lost, A Comet” will be given by the pupils in the grades of the Erie School, on Saturday evening, December 6th. It is hoped that this will be even more successful than one of a similar nature given last year. About sixty children are taking part. Besides the chorus work, of which part singing is a feature, there will be several solo numbers by the leading characters. The story of the operetta centers about a comet who has mysteriously disappeared from his home, and is believed to be visiting at the home of Mother Earth. The Sun King, Moon King, Star King, and others, set out to search for him. They meet the Rainbow Sisters who are out on a similar mission. The Dog Star and Atom furnish considerable amusement, Mother Earth proves to be a genial hostess, and everybody is pleased when the Dog Star finally brings news of the missing friend. A Maypole dance by the Rainbow Sisters in their costumes of various colors, and Mother Earth's birthday party, are features that add to the effectiveness of the scenes. The proceeds from this operetta will be used to buy some needed school equipment, such as books for the library or pictures. Remember the date: December 6. Place: Erie, North Dakota; and come give your friends a real evening's entertainment.


December 4, 1924

Erie Man Kills Self in Cass Jail Friday

C. B. Forrest, 30, farmer near Erie, committed suicide by slashing his throat with a sharp instrument in the Cass County Jail on Friday morning, during the momentary absence of his brother in law, R. E. Trowbridge, who had been with him since the day before. Forrest, who was to appear before the insanity board, is believed to have dreaded the results of the hearing. He leaves his wife and two small children. Mr. Forrest had indicated signs of failing mentality several weeks. He resided at Erie since 1916, coming from Luverne, Minn.


December 18, 1924

Revival Meetings Being Held at Erie

Rev. Harry Morrow of Chicago assisted by Rev. W. C. Sage of this city are conducting a series of revival meetings at Erie and according to reports interest and consequently attendance is increasing steadily. Rev. Morrow is a speaker of national repute and has a message for the people that is well worth listening to. The meetings will be continued throughout this week and over Sunday.

Erie Masons hold their Annual Banquet

The Erie Masonic Lodge held their annual banquet last Thursday evening at their hall. Members of the Masons, Eastern Star and wives and husbands were in attendance. Rev. Erhardt of Fargo was the speaker for the evening, giving a talk appropriate for such a gathering. It is estimated that more than one hundred attended the banquet.

Erie to have Community Christmas Tree

The Presbyterian and Methodist churches of Erie are uniting their forces to put on a community Christmas tree at the Masonic hall, on Christmas eve. This is an annual event at Erie and is one of the features of the year. Word has been received from Santa Claus, with the assurance that he will be present, as usual, despite the cold weather. A free will offering will be taken up which will be turned over to the North Dakota childrens home.

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