July 13, 1914
ASHLAND, July 13 — A Chautauqua without a cartoonist would be like Shakespeare's great tragedy minus Hamlet or Medford's comic opera aggregation with Ed Andrews left out. Ash Davis filled this artistic role to perfection last Friday night. Moreover to his rare skill at sketching is added the gift of storytelling with a humor that is both droll and amusing. He made but one appearance on the assembly platform here, the old Chautauqua tabernacle being filled to overflowing.
Saturday evening Miss Edna Lowe gave a reading, "Kentucky Cardinal," brimful of humor, sentiment and pathos. Miss Lowe appears on the formal program at least four times, and informally fills vacancies in prelude work as occasion requires. Her morning talks are grouped under the general title of "Danger Signals on the Road to Health," and are discourses eminently practiced, free from technical verbiage and faddist theories.
Youth was in the ascendant Saturday evening with the appearance of the Simpson College Glee club in a concert which afforded a brilliant musical setting and gave a boosting impetus to this season's assembly movement. "Overwhelming" is the only superlative term to employ in defining the ovation with which the youthful singers were greeted. Forty boys and girls from one of the leading colleges in the Hawkeye state appeared in a program of a score of selections ranging from the classic to the rollicking songs of college days, with yells interspersed in liberal measure. The din of enthusiasm was so great at times that representatives for the "Society for the Suppression of Crying Infants" found no occasion to enforce quiet.