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Dayton Daily News - Saturday, October 15, 1921

Dayton Woman Gives Party For Ex-Service Men

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Veterans on porch of McGowan Home


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Mrs. M. F. McGowan, 15 South Perry street, who has been instrumental in giving ex-service men auto rides throughout the city, Thursday afternoon opened her home to the veterans and entertained them with a party.

Plates were laid for 157 veterans.

One of the veterans at the party was Private Massey, who has lived at the Soldiers' Home for 40 years. It was the first time he has been in a private home during all that time.

Mrs. McGowan was assisted in serving the boys by Mesdames Agenbroad, Adolph Heintz, William Kruss, A. O. Clingman, Albert Sherer, L. Linsie, G. Durst, William Tate, William White and Charles Freck.

Miss Fiba Agenbroad played several musical selections while a chorus of high school girls, with Professor Cole at the piano, sang.

The Rotary club and a number of business houses contributed to the success of the party.