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Dayton Daily News - Thursday, September 15, 1921

Aged Veterans at Soldiers' Home Are Given Auto Rides

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Veterans Being Escorted To Waiting Auto


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Twenty-three auto loads of Soldiers' home veterans were made happy Wednesday through the Women's Auxiliary No. 89, Sons of Veterans.

The veterans were called for at the Soldiers' home, placed in the autos, given refreshments and given a tour in the open air extending south nearly to Centerville, where a brief stop was made at a schoolhouse.

Mrs. M. McGowen, 15 South Perry street, who acted as chairman of the committee, making arrangements for the ride, Thursday thanked the Montgomery County Automobile club for securing autos for the ride.

The pace for the trip was set by a car belonging to Robert Riesinger, which was gayly decorated. A tour of the downtown streets of Dayton ended the ride.

In Mrs. McGowen's care were: Frank McGee, 73; Dan Pickering 87; W. H. Moore, 79; John Stevens, 87; J. M. Harrington, 87.

Members of the committee which has charge of the events are: Mesdames M. McGowen, C. Pierce, A. Schank, F. Wooster, E. White, M. C. Pace, L. Lawton, R. Bundenthal, J. Bish, L. Bucker, William Kruss, B. Fraine, W. Selz, F. F. Orrill, A. M. Sharer, M. Gatzenduner, B. Agenbroad, F. L. Perkins, L. Kropt, R. B. Hull, E. Rapeiport, L. S. Breslin, F. Miller and M. Feaster.