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November 25, 1932
Charity Ball is Again Called A Great Success
The Pace Auditorium was filled to overflowing last Friday night for the annual Charity Ball sponsored by the Chadron Kiwanis Club and the Business and Professional Women’s Club. It is estimated that the total amount raised by the ball was nearly within $100 of the amount raised last year.
While the proceeds of the ball did not reach the splendid total of the 1931 ball, the committees feel that, in view of present conditions, it was a great success. There were few whose circumstances permitted who did not buy tickets.
The Kiwanis Club wishes especially to thank the members of the B.&P.W. Club who helped, for their very able and conscientious assistance. The girls of that club can be depended on to do their part for Chadron whenever the opportunity presents. They sold a lot of tickets.
Chadron’s two newspapers were on the front line assisting as they always are. The announcements and publicity printing were donated by the Journal and the Chronicle. The tickets were given by the Journal. The Kiwanis Club expresses its appreciation.
All notices in the Ad-Visor and the Free Press were printed free. The Club is grateful for the help of these folks.
Jimmy Boyd and His Collegions, directed by Benny Short were – well, they were Jimmy Boyd’s band and when you say that you say a lot in the dance line. Their fine dance numbers and specialty numbers which were all donated to the cause were appreciated by the crowd as well as by members of the club.
Members of the faculties of the High School and Normal College did much to help.
Wes Williams donated the flowers to be sold and, as usual with Wes’ flowers, they were beautiful and the sale of them by the Girl Scouts added a neat sum to the total. Thanks is due Wes and the Girl Scouts of Elsie Olds’ Troop. The punch was donated by the Chadron Creamery and its sale also added to the total. Harry Meyer always does his part.
J.W. Pace gave free advertising in the Pace Theatre. The firemen donated use of the chairs; Elmer Byerly, the punch bowl; W.A. Potts, coat hangers; Joe Lane, the drayage of the chairs; Harry Rasmussen, Jr., assistance in the cloak room and Carlson, sign painter sign work. To all these folks and many others who did their part the Kiwanis Club extends thanks.
Jimmy boyd, lessee and J.W. Pace, owner, are responsible for the free use of the Auditorium.
And the dance – well, there were too many there to dance in comfort, but everyone seemed to be having the time of his life. If you missed it you missed a good time.
Miss Delzell and Miss Work Entertain
Miss Ethel Delzell and Miss Edna Work entertained at dinner last Friday evening at the College Inn. Following the delightful dinner the guests retired to Miss Work’s rooms at the dormitory where the evening was spent playing bridge.
There were guests for three tables. Mrs. S.T. Hudson won the ladies’ prize and Wm. Heath won the gentlemen’s prize.
Omaha Game Here Thursday Is Climax Of Chadron Season
Coach Ruffus Trapp and his Eagle football eleven of Chadron Normal College are all set for the contest which climaxes their 1932 season – the game with Omaha University Thursday afternoon.
This big Thanksgiving contest at Chadron has been exciting considerable comment over the state among football fans because both teams have made good records and it is necessary for both teams to win the game in order for them to have a chance at the mythical state conference title.
Of course it will be impossible for both teams to win and this one little fact is what makes the game here Thanksgiving Day so important. It will be a battle from start to finish and should be full of thrills for the spectators.
If Coach Trapp’s team is able to win over Omaha they will have only one conference defeat to their credit after playing every team in the conference. Should it happen that Ted James’ Kearney eleven upsets the Peru team in their Thanksgiving Day game the Eagles would then have clear sailing for the championship. Omaha University’s record is clear except for one tie game. Last week they won over Nebraska B team 12 to 6.
Coach Sed Hartman of Omaha has a strong team again this year and the local eleven will have to play the best football they have in them in order to win the contest. Local fans are far from confident of victory but they feel that the Eagles have it in them to defeat Omaha if they are able to click consistently Thursday afternoon.
The largest crowd of the 1932 season is expected to attend the game, according to local officials.