BUTLER SPEAKS IN NORA SPRINGS Record Attendance Reported at Riceville; Few Civil War Vets Present. NORA SPRINGS, May 31.—Emphasizing 31.—Emphasizing the great sacrifices of war and the heroism displayed in battle, W. B. Butler of Mason City pointed out the futility of war in an address at Memorial services here Thursday in the Methodist church, Mr. Butler paid special tribute to E. M. Hutchison, 97, only member of the G. A. R. here, and oldest citizen of Nora Springs. "Memorial day is a day of tender memories," Mr. Butler declared. "We are a government of the people, people, unlike most countries of Europe. Europe. One of the great problems of today is whether the relationship between nations will 'be one of bloodshed and war and perhaps wiping out our civilization or whether we shall bring peaceful settlements." Mr. Butler said that the "war to end war" had failed utterly to attain attain its object. He said the question of war cannot be solved by the signing of pledges against it by young people, or by increase in armaments, or by a race between the nations. War is caused by three things—selfishness, economic distress distress and fear and these are all caused, by ignorance. These three things must be wiped out by education, education, Mr. Butler said. "Let us go back 2,000 years to Him who came as the Prince of Peace," he pleaded. Commander Leonard Bellows of the American Legion introduced Mr. Butler. Risse Gives Address. GARNER, May 31.—Threatening weather, followed by an all night's rain cut the attendance to less than half as many as in former years at the Memorial service held at Concord Concord cemetery. H. F. Risse, superintendent superintendent of the St. Ansgar schools and a captain in the standing army overseas, first paid tribute 'to Edward Edward Haskin, Garner's only Civil war veteran, who will be 100 Nov. 16, and to J. R. Baggs, Spanish- American war veteran, and to the World war veterans. Comrade Haskin, Haskin, Mr. Baggs arid Roy Strate, past commander of the local' Gifford Olson Olson post 256, rode together with Sheriff E. P...Hanson, who for many years has. taken the Civil.war veterans veterans throughout the county to Memorial services. Mr. Risse urged preparedness and said the United States was the least .prepared for winning . the World war. The' parade beaded by Ben V. Greiman, marshal "of the . day, the Gamer band, war veterans, Boy Scouts of America, Woman's Relief, corps, American Legion auxiliary, auxiliary, the Garner junior .bugle and drum corps, school children, other patriotic organizations and citizens marched to Concord cemetery where the address : and program were given. .Art Schultz, commander of the local American Legion was in charge. Cresco Pastor Speaks. DECORAH, May 31.—An elaborate elaborate observance of Memorial day, in spite of the threatening weather, was witnessed in Decorah yesterday yesterday by a large crowd. Members of al local and some national organizations organizations were represented in the parade, which ^marched to the new bridge on Highway 55, where school children threw flowers in the water in honor of the sailor dead. Following Following the parade, exercises were held at. .the Grand theater. The Rev. Father: O'Connell of Cresco gave the ' Memorial day'adaressrFrank Christen, Christen, commander of the American Legion, gave a short talk on the meaning of Memorial day. General Logan's Memorial day proclamation •was read by Howard Ethridge, commander commander of the V. F. W. 2 Civil War Vets Present. OSAGE, May 31,—Legion auxiliary auxiliary members arranged plans for the observance of Memorial day Thursday. The courthouse was the place of meeting for the 10 a. m. services. The W. R. C., assisted by the American Legion, took charge of the service at the cemetery. School band and vocal groups pro- vided music for the 10 a. m. service. The address was by the Rev. F. A, Court. Of the four surviving Civil war veterans two only, Ole Peterson Peterson and Gayon Kennedy, were able to attend the services. C. W. Mills had suffered severe bruises in a recent recent fall, which prevented him, anc J. P. Schneider is too feeble for such effort. Two Programs Held. ALGONA, May 31.—Two programs programs marked Algona's observance of Memorial day yesterday forenoon. forenoon. At the first, held in the high school auditorium, W. Earl Hall of Mason City, former state commander commander of the American Legion, was the speaker and at the second, held at the cemetery, the Rev. Mr. Carlson, pastor of the local Congregational church, was the speaker. A Svjuad made up of World war veterans fired a salute to the dead. Playlet Is Impressive. CRESCO. May 31.—A unique feature feature of the Memorial exercises at the Cresco theater Thursday afternoon, afternoon, in place of the usual address, was a reading, "Yellow Butterflies' 1 by Mrs. Grace Gilbert King of West Union. It was in the form of a play- let and was impressive for the occasion. occasion. Mrs. J. T. Gaskill of Cresco read the General Orders No. 11, Leonard SHfka gave the Lincoln's Gettysburg address, and a number of young persons decorated a vacant chair in -air iaipresstve~manner. Record Attendance. Reported. RICEVILLE, May 31.—The largest largest crowd that has been in Riceville Riceville for many years was in attend- ince at Memorial day observance. R. T. St. John, the only surviving 3. A. R. member of the community, community, conducted the Grand Army service, service, reading Die Gettysburg address. address. The Rev. F. M. Garrett gave a short address. The school band gave a concert on the grade school grounds'in the afternoon. Ideals Arc Stressed. RUDD, May 31.—Memorial day services were held at the M. E. church at 11 o'clock after which appropriate appropriate exercises were held at the cemetery with American Legion 'ommander Charles Hess in charge. The Rev. Fred Thiele of Marble flock, gave an address, stressing the deals that were the basis for the different wars.. Members of the A. Li. A., Mesdames Pearle Hans, Elizabeth Elizabeth Mercer, Josephine Edie and Blanche Mallery sang with Mrs. Myrtle Proas aa accompanist. Legion In Charge. MANLY. May 31.—The local Le- jion was in charge of Memorial day services held in the local cemeteries at 9:30 a. m. The Boy Scouts, Legion auxiliary and flower girls also took part assisted by the Manly high school band. The program included: decoration of the graves; prayer by the chaplain; Gettysburg address by Jesse Mason; music by the band; address address by the Rev. Mr. Blakely; benediction by the Rev. G. Parker; salute and taps ended the honorary service to Manly's dead. Hutchlngs Gives Address. CRYSTAL LAKE, May 31.—The Memorial day service sponsored by the American Legion was held Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Methodist church with the Rev. Joseph Hutchings as the speaker of the day. The program included:- advance of colors by Legion color bearers, Pete Juh] and Howard Hansen; prayer, the Rev. J, S. Hutchings: welcome, Mayor A. O. Christenson; reading, lona Rimtzel; solo, Donald Rose. Conducted at Cemetery. LU VERNE, May 31.—A salute, tn the dead by a firing squad made up of Algona World war veterans marked the Memorial day observance observance held in the local cemetery yesterday yesterday afternoon. President Ellis of the Memorial association presided over the program, which included an aging dress by EaiHBa editor of-the-Mason^City Globe-Gazette. Globe-Gazette. Hampton Pastor Speaks. DOWS, May 31.—The Rev. W. C. Cieworth, Hampton, gave the Memorial Memorial address here. His talk was the "Price of Peace." The double male quartet sang- two selections and Llewellyn Boone gave the "Gettysburg "Gettysburg address. First Concert Saturday. MANLY. May 31.—The summer band will give its first concert Saturday Saturday in the city park. Rehearsals have started under the direction of Mr. Westby of Forest City.