100 Years Ago: Corporal E.A. Carr Returns, Corrections to Arena Benefit Report

The Intelligencer March 14, 1917 (page 1)

“Reception to Returned Hero. The officers and members of Benjamin Lodge, L.O.L. No. 274, entertained a returned hero, one of its own members in the person of Brother Corporal E. A. Carr of the 1st Battery, 1st Brigade, C. F. A. A large number of the members and visiting brethren were present. After the business of the lodge had been concluded the W. M., Bro. C. Johnson in a short address made known the reason of the gathering and in the name of the brethren welcomed Bro. Carr home, telling how proud the lodge was to have among its numbers a man, who from August, 1914, down to the present had done his duty to King and Country, so nobly and well.

Short addresses were made by Bros. Arthur McGinnis, A. R. Walker, W. C. Mikel, F. M. Clarke, W. C. Reid, John Harris and others and Bro. Carr briefly and modestly replied.

A bounteous repast had been provided and the brethren spent a pleasant hour in song and story and the meeting was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem.”

The Intelligencer March 14, 1917 (page 2)

“Letters to the Editor. An Error. Dear Sir:— In Tuesday’s issue of The Intelligencer an error was made in your report of the ‘Skating Festival’ held at the Arena on Monday night, under the auspices of the 254th Battalion Band. The musical numbers were furnished entirely by two sections of the 254th Band, one section playing at each end of the rink, the 15th Band taking no part in the programme whatever.

Mention was also made that the entire proceeds went to the 254th Band, which was also an error. The receipts were divided equally between the band and the Rink management. Trusting you will make these corrections. Respectfully yours, Member 254th Band”