From the pages of the Crescent City American, May 1928.
Sunday marked the third appearance of the American Legion gang on the cleanup at the old cemetery on the beach west of the city. The ladies were also present with a big feed at noon time and remained during the afternoon, many of them helping carry light brush to the fires and helping in every other way they could.
If more of the people realized what a good time the boys have at this weekly event, there would be more of them on the job each Sunday to help out in this wonderful exhibit of civic pride that is being manifested by the American Legion boys and other citizens.
The ladies will be on hand again next Sunday with a nice lunch and everyone is invited to come out and help in this worthy cause. This is without question one of the most outstanding achievements that has been accomplished. The American Legion is to be congratulated on its fine work and demonstration of civic pride.
Story hour for children
Last Saturday afternoon saw an interesting group of 30 children at the Public Library, where Mrs. Alyce Spets, teacher at camp 12, delightfully told them several fascinating stories and taught them nation songs.
Another innovation will be attempted this Saturday, in that two groups of stories, each of 45 minutes’ duration, will be told to meet the demands of the various ages of the children attending. At 2:00 the pre-school, first and second grade children will gather to hear Mrs. A.M.E. Rice tell them the story of the “Whimper-Whines,” “Who Discovered the Maple Sugar,” “Ole Luk Ori,” and “The Rose-Colored Spectacles.”
After that, the older children will be admitted for their enjoyment.