The citizens of this community observed Memorial day last Thursday by gathering at the Odd Fellows cemetery, where a program was given, followed
by the decorating of the graves of the veterans of both the Civil and the World wars.
A parade was formed on Main street and marched to the cemetery, where Rev. W. B. Morris delivered an
address approriate to the day. He was assisted in the ceremonies by Rev. Frank E. Harris. The high school glee club furnished the music. I. C.
Clemens represented the world war veterans and read Lincoln's Gettysburg address. A large number of people were present, many of whom were
visitors from out of town.
Votes Bonds For
High School Gym
The special election held in Ashley on Saturday last, to vote upon the question of erecting a gymnasium for the Ashley Township High School
and issuing bonds in the sum of $10,000 to pay for the building, resulted in a victory for both propositions.
A total of 547 votes were cast. Of this number 11 ballots were defective, and therefore not counted. The proposition for erecting a gymnasium
carried by a majority of 91 votes. The proposition to issue $10,000 in bonds carried by a majority of 89 votes. The vote was as follows : for
the gymnasium, 314; against the gymnasium, 223. For the bond issue, 299; against the bond issue, 210. The polls were open from 11 o'clock
in the morning until 7 o'clock in the evening.
This is the third time that the proposition for erecting a gymnasium and issuing bonds to pay for it has been voted upon in Ashley. The first
election was held in 1924, when the proposition was defeated by a close margin of 7 votes. the second election was held in 1926, when the
proposition lost by 107 votes.
Preliminary steps preparatory to the erection of the gymnasium will be taken at once and it is expectedthat the building will be completed
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