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Education Week - American Legion involved

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Cumberland Will Take Active Interest in American Educational Week Program.

From plans outlined Cumberland will take active part all next week in the nation-wide movement against illiteracy, which is fostered by the national educational associations, organized labor, the churches, the American Legion and patriotic and fraternal orders.

It will be known as American Educational Week.

Its plan is for the fostering of better citizenship through organized effort.

Recently the American Legion called attention to the entire nation to the fact that the census reports had shown ten millions of men and women in United States cannot read or write. Many of these are foreign born and cannot speak English.

In Cumberland all clergymen of .every sect and denomination are asked by the Legion to speak on the subject of education at some time during their services Sunday.

It is further asked of all citizens that our National colors be displayed. Not a rotting discolored flag, worn and weather-beaten, but a bright and clean emblem.

On Sunday night the three councils of the Junior Order United American Mechanics will attend the services in St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The pastor, Rev. M. L. Enders will speak on "The Value of Education."

The Legion has secured a number of speakers to make four-minute talks in the schools and theatres during the week. They are Hugh A. McMullen, Sr., D. Lindley Sloan, former Judge William C. Walsh, Finley C. Hendrickson, Charles Z. Heskett and Prof. J. J. Tipton. Effort is being made to obtain the services of others. On Tuesday night, a community meeting will be held in the City Hall Plaza, with music by the Municipal Band. Mayor Thomas W. Koon and: several others will make short talks on patriotic themes.


Cumberland Times


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Allegany College of Maryland

Cumberland (Md.) press coverage; Cumberland (Md.) Chamber of Commerce

Cumberland (Md.), 1920-1930

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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