100 years ago
november 13, 1919
The town was wakened early in the morning Tuesday by celebration of the first anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Many of the veterans of the war were out and the noise of guns, cannon, and bells was louder than any Fourth of July celebration of recent years.
At noon, the business houses closed in honor of the day and a big crowd attended the football game between the Marion Legion and a team from the Florence neighborhood. The final score was Marion 14—Florence 0.
In the evening, over a hundred veterans of the Civil, Spanish, and World War sat down to an excellent dinner served by the ladies of the Christian church in the Rink.
Later in the evening, the Legion opened their hall to the public and a great crowd danced. The Legion will give another dance Nov. 21; the proceeds of which will go toward furnishing their club rooms.
A wonderful story, sequel to Tarzan of the Apes, at Auditorium Nov. 17th.—adv.