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Mail Tribune 100

June 15, 1916


ASHLAND, June 15—Flag day was ideally observed here yesterday afternoon, notably by the Elks of Lodge No. 944. The lodge membership, together with a large representation of citizens, met in the park at 3 o'clock, where a formal program of music and addresses was given as outlined below:

Music, "National Spirit," orchestra; introductors exercises, exalted ruler and officers; prayer, chaplain; solo, "Where the Flag is Full of Stars," Doris Bagley; "Flag Record," D. D. Norris; song, "Star Spangled Banner," Elks quartet; altar service, esquire and officers; song, "America, I Love You," C. H. Loveland; Tribute to the Flag, E. D. Briggs; song, "Under the Stars and Stripes," Elks quartet; recitation, "The Old Flag," Miriam Gregg; song, "The Flag That Has Never Known Defeat," Brother Earl Rasor; music, medley of national airs, orchestra; patriotic address, R. S. Nixon of Yreka; song, "America," quartet and orchestra.

The Parent-Teacher associations throughout the valley also met on the park picnic grounds and as per previous announcement gave an entertainment participated in by both old and young to the great edification of all present, the patriotic feature being uppermost in the exercises.


Robert Pelouze, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Pelouze of Eagle Point, who has won state fame as an athlete, has received his appointment to West Point, and leaves Thursday by way of Los Angeles. President Wilson has granted to Robert a special appointment to the U. S. army college, an appointment that few receive.

General William Pelouze is a relative of Mr. Pelouze and was at one time attorney general. He also served in the Civil war.

Robert has just completed a year's work at Stanford and won considerable honor in football. He will make a strong addition to the West Point team. Robert passed the examinations held at the Vancouver barracks last week with high honors. He scored 98.2 in the physical test.

He is a member of the coast artillery and a graduate of Medford high school.