Green Abshier and American Legion

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Green Abshier and American Legion - American Legion Invites Public to City Hall...
American Legion Invites Public to City Hall Evçnt Leading high school orators from East and Southeast Texas will compete Friday evening at 8 o’clock, in the city auditorium at Liberty, for the honor of representing representing the Second Division at the state American Legion oratorical contest in Austin soon. Liberty’s Carroll Hylton Post No. 450, of which O. S. Beasley is commander, will be host to the visiting legionnaires and the high school orators. Legionnaires invite tho public to attend the entire program at which four extemporaneous speakers, speakers, winners in their districts, will be presented. High school students students have a special invitation. Patriotic Subject "An American Citizen’s Rights and Responsibilities Under the Constitution ’ will be the general theme of the orations. The statewide statewide contest Is conducted largely to familiarize young poople with the fundamentals of the American system of government, according to Commander Beasley. In charge of the contest will be Ira W. Schwartz of Port Arthur, Second District commander and chairman of the Second Division contest. The division Includes most of East and Southeast Texas, and contestants will come from Beaumont, Beaumont, Houston and two northerly districts. Beaumont Girl Wins Martha Jane Morris of Beau, motif won the Second District contest contest at Devers last Friday night, defeating Montez Jolly of Liberty and Ann Reed of Port Arthur. The Joseelyn Reavis Post, of which B. D. Hart Is commander and Curt M. Jordan is adjutant, was host to the district event. A number of citizens heard the three orations, which were described as "excellent.” Mr. Schwartz points out that the judges will not lie k.iown, even to each other, until after the contest, and uniformly state-wide rules on conducting the contests will be observed. Program for Evening Opening the program will be Green Abshier, Carroll Hylton adjutant, adjutant, who will lead the pledge of allegiance. Commander Beasley will welcome th** visitors, and Second Division Commander Jack Stallings of Houston will give the response. Commander Schwartz will outline outline a history of the contest, give the rules and hold a drawing for contestants' placcs. Two groups of numbers will be presented by the Liberty School Band, directed by Miss Mary Jo Pearce. Awards will be presented, after the orations, to district and division division winners. a of

Clipped from The Liberty Vindicator15 Mar 1945, ThuPage 1

The Liberty Vindicator (Liberty, Texas)15 Mar 1945, ThuPage 1
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