I Could Never Forget the Chautauqua

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title I Could Never Forget the Chautauqua
Description Petersen, A. C. Wall, H. W. Weech, G. ¥. Brand, George Christensen, Robert H. Hinckley, James V. Anderson, John S. Blain, A. I). Hiner, Hiss Ruth B. Mitchell, Horace Feraday, Mrs. A. Crane, Mrs. H. C. Beaaman, Mrs. 0. F. Wall, Daniel Rasmussen, Andrev Nielsen, 0. M. Aldrich, C, ¥. Burquist, Henry Ericksen, J. J. Nichols, J. H. Boyden, 0. N. Clemensen, J. H. Johnson, H, F. Wall, E. H. Hall, Mrs. R. L. Madsen, Mrs. James Larsen, Geo. M. Clemensen, Roy L. Kainsten, S. D. Longsdorf, G. R. Nielsen, E. D. Miller, V. L. Johnson, H. C. Jacobs, 0. Joy Barney, Ross McArthur, Mrs. Harry Ericksen, Harold Whittafcer, John K. Madsen. I as grateful that I can remember some of the programs of the 2917 Chautauqua. One of the bright spots is of Mr. Julius Caesar Naphe, a personable Italian gentleman, who spoke freely and timorously of some of the vagaries of our American language, as he viewed it. He demanded to know why we contradict ourselves so frequently. For exanple, he had made a purchase at a small shop and noticed, after he received his change) that he had been given too much money, which he promptly returned. The shopkeeper, who was happy about this unexpected honesty, exclaimed, "Sir, you are a square man. I hope you «ill come round again." Then Mr. Naphe asked his audience, "Hon can a man be both 'round' and 'square'?" The meaning of "square' In that day was distinctly complimentary, not the connotation we have today. I have a vague nemory of a man in military unifoffl giving a spirited oration. The substance has not remained with me, but I was impressed* I do reuember a young man singing two war songs, Tipperary," and "There's a Long, Long Trail." Patriotism was at a high pitch at that tlae. One of my happiest recollections is of the Fisk Jubilee Singers with top hilling in the United States. They made their place in music when they appeared in the World Peace Jubilee in Boston. These negro singers were sent by Fisk University in order to raise money for their school. They were so successful that they raised $150,000 in three years. They possessed a certain charismatic quality that inspired their audiences, and ours was no exception. I felt exhilarated, uplifted aid renewed, which I feel applied to all listeners. When the audience was asked to join in singing ¦The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the response Has instantaneous and complete. We sane with verve and spirit. Our glances met and swerved in the delight of the moment. The welkin rang! Now let us turn to my diary again to Jane 11, 1920, when the next that I renember case to Mt. Pleasant. Again I quote: "The Chautauqua has been going for a weefe. Today is the last day, I am sorry to say. I hate to see it endi It has all been Kf> vr>Tvinr*Fill-gn many grwvJ nttfn'her-sL. One cif my favnritft prngramfi was the Zigler Company. They had two violins, two cellos and an organ and a piano. It was perfectly grand! Most of my friends and rela--18-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323951
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