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|Aug. 7, 1914 McDonald Record
Crescent Bottle Works Picnic
The employees of the Crescent Bottle Company enjoyed their annual outing last Saturday as arranged by the management. The picnic was held in TRIMMER's grove, a half mile north of town. Every effort was make to make the day one of pleasure to the boys, and to this end the men employees assisted Manager C. D. BRUBAKER and Secretary E. L. FREET.
Thomas W. SHUPE, Henry LUTZ and Clarence CROSS arranged the entertainment, consisting of two ball games and a number of contests in field sports. The ball game in the morning was between the Night Turn and Day Turn boys under sixteen. The Night Turn won 34 to 11.
The players were:
Night Turn--LEONARD, MITCHEL, JOHNSTON, TAZAT, CATRAIN, MONGO, EDMUNDS, OPENBRIER and COLLEGE.
Day Turn--FRANKLIN, CRAFT, HARRIS, CARNES, MILLER, COTTLE, BANKS, SAIX and BRADFORD.
W. JOHNSTON of the Night Turn and C. CARNES of the Day Turn each received $1 for making the first home run of their respective sides.
The afternoon baseball game was between the Day Turn and Night Turn boys over sixteen years old. Night Turn again won but by a much closer score than in the morning game, 17-16.
The players were:
Night Turn--COBB, PIERSON, MARTLETT, HARRIS, SCHOLERT, MITCHEL, PARKINSON, STEWART and MONTIGNY
Day Turn--GILLESPIE, JOHNSTON, LEWIS, CAIRNS, HOLMES, DOWELL, BEADLING, COBB and PERKINS.
L. PIERSON of the night Turn received the dollar prize for the first home run. Day Turn failed to get a home run.
Contest No. 1--Standing broad jump for all boys sixteen years old and over. Won by L. PIERSON, 8 feet, 5 inches; prize $1. Second, C. BEADLING, 8 feet, 4 inches; prize, half dollar.
Standing broad jump for all boys under sixteen years. Won by J. MONGO, 7 feet; prize $1. Second, F. TAZAT, 6 feet, 8 inches, prize, half dollar.
Contest No. 2, Run and jump. For all boys sixteen years old and over. Won by C. BEADLING, 15 feet, 7 inches; prize $1. Second B. BEADLING, 13 feet, 11 inches, prize, half dollar.
Run and jump. For all boys under sixteen years. Won by W. JOHNSTON, 12 feet, 4 inches; prize, $1. Second, E. MITCHELL, 11 feet, 8 inches; prize, half dollar.
Contest No. 3--Sack race. For all boys. Won by P. BENNETT; prize, $1. Second, J. COLLEGE; prize, half dollar.
Contest No. 4--200 yard running race. For all boys. Won by L. PIERSON; prize, $1. Second, P. BENNETT; prize, half dollar.
Contest No. 5--Tug of War. Night Turn vs. Day Turn. Won by Night Turn. After the Tug of War all the boys received a handsome souvenir in the form of a nickel plated search light which will be very useful to the boys when on night turn to light them home from work.
Refreshments were provided in abundance by the committee composed of C. D. BRUBAKER, E. L. FREET and George LEBERUM. The bill of fare included ham sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, ice cream and cake, watermelon, and coffee.
Nov. 4, 1905
The opening of the Lafayette theater to roller skating Wednesday evening was largely attended and enjoyed by those present. The hall will be open every Tuesday and Thursday evening for everybody from 7:30 to 10 o’clock. On Saturday afternoon from 2 to 5 o’clock there will be a special matinee for ladies and children, at popular prices. Instructors will be present to assist beginners. Manager LETKENHOLDER is keeping the best of order and intends doing all he can toward making this healthful sport popular in McDonald.
Aug. 21, 1914
McDonald PA Record
Midway Town Picnic
The town picnic given by the businessmen and held in the DONALDSON grove, near town, Tuesday, August 18, was a decided success in every way. The day was an ideal one. There was a crowd of between twelve and fourteen hundred people, coming from afar and nearby towns. The Midway Band furnished the music of the day. They also had a stand where refreshments of all kinds could be purchased throughout the day. The ladies are to be congratulated for the fine dinner which they served at twelve o’clock; both in the management and the way they directed their aides to serve so large a crowd.
There were several ball games. The morning game was played by boys under fourteen, known as North and South, the latter winning the game. The afternoon game between the married men and the single men was played at three o'clock. The single men carried off the laurels to the tune of 7 to 4. The young ladies' ball gave in the afternoon was one of the leading games of the day. A great crowd of people, especially the young men, witnessed this game. There were some heavy hitters some good runners and the pitchers on both sides were right in the game and up-to-date. The umpire, the Rev. Mr. HEADLEE, had quite a time watching all the bases as the girls were tricky. After playing six innings, the game was called. The Rev. SHOTWELL was keeping score and when asked what the score was, the young ladies who were in the lead decided it would be just as well to quit while they were ahead and the game was not continued. There is some talk of a game at the DONALDSON park some evening in the near future between these two teams.
The races took place in the afternoon. Prizes were given as follows:
Bicycle race, first prize, Luggage carrier, Harry VANDENBORE
Second prize, Bicycle Bell, Robert SAWHILL
Sack race, Donald WARNICK
Egg race, Sara DAVIS
Potato race, John KRAEER, Jr.
Race for girls not over 6, Ruth WINTERS
Race for boys not over 6, William DAVIDSON
50 yard dash, not over 15, Louise HOLLAND
75 yard dash, young ladies, Mary PALIN
100 yard dash, young men, Loyal CUMMINS
Tug of War, Captains, John WILLIAMSON and John MITCHELL, was won by John MITCHELL and his sturdy warriors. There were races and prizes given that the writer did not learn of. Every one reports a grand time. Hay wagons and autos were kept busy taking people to and from the grounds. All business places were closed except the mill, the merchants enjoying the outing along with the rest. It is likely that the town picnic will be a regular annual event hereafter.
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