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The 'Public Library of the Qity of 'Boston. 

Exercises at the 

Dedication of the Tablet 



in honor 



of 






Those Men of the Library 
Who Served in the World War 



/;/ the Court of the Central Library, Armistice Day, ^9^4 



DONORS OF THE TABLET: ^ 

The Boston Public Library Employees' Benefit Association 



Officers. 

Jaiiks p. Mooers, President. 
Frank H. Chase, Vice-President. 
George W. Gallagher, Secretary. 
Frank C. Blaisdell, Treasurer. 
Morris J. Rosenberg, Fin. Secretary. 



Florence Cufflin. 
James J. Kelley. 



Directors. 



Patrick J. Kennedy. 
Walter Rowlands. 



Committee on Tablet. 

Walter Rowlands, Chainuaii. 
Della J. Deery. 
Timothy J. Mackin. 
James P. J. Gannon. 
Joseph A. Crowley. 



Committee on Entertainment. 

William F. A. Graham, Chairman. 
Mary M. McDonough, Secretary. 
Florence Sullivan, Treasurer. 
Mary E. Prim. 
Emil Hofman. 



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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. 



Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn's early light. 

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, 
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the clouds of the fight. 

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? 
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, 
Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there. 
Oh, say, does that star spangled banner yet w'ave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? 



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PROGRAMME. 



Invocation 

Presentation 

Acceptance 

Address 



The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Arthur T. Connolly, 

Member of the Board of Trustees. 



Mr. Walter Rowlands, 

Conunittee on War Memorial. 

Hon. Michael J. Murray, 

Vice-President, Board of Trustees. 

Major-General Edward L. Logan, 

26th Division-. Massachusetts N. G. 



Star Spangled Banner. 



Mr. Charles F. D. Belden, Director, will preside. 



THE MEN WHO SERVED WITH THE COLORS. 



William J. Coreett Naval Air Service 

Died of illness at Chatham, Massachusetts. September jo. iqiS. 

Joseph A. Crowley Battery D, 38th Coast Artillery Corps 

Harold N. Donovan 304th Infantry, 76th Division 

Died of zi'oiiiids at Ncuilly. France. No'Z'ember jo. igiS. 

Georoe W. Gallagher Co. C, loist Infantry, 26111 Division 

James P. J. Gannon Co. E., 104th Infantry, 26th Division 

James S. Kennedy Co. L., 325th Infantry, 82d Division 



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Frank J. Krigel Battery B., 55th Coast Artillery Corps 
Died of illness near Brest, France, January ij, ipip. 

Arthur R. IMaier U. S. Submarine Chaser 261 

William A. McGowan 14th Co., Coast Artillery Corps 

James P. Mooers Co. A., 7th Machine Gun Bn., 3d Division 

Ralph W. Reardon Co. A., 304th Bn., U. S. Tank Corps 

Edward F. Sullivan 22d Co., Coast Artillery Corps 



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The T'ublic Library of the Qity of "Boston. 

Exercises at the 

Dedication of the Tablet 

in honor of 

Those Men of the Library 
Who Served in the World War 



In the Court of the Central Library, Armistice Day, ^9^4 

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DONORS OF THE TABLET: 

The Boston Public Library Employees' Benefit Association 



Officers. 
James P. Mooers, President. 
Frank H. Chase, Vice-President. 
George W. Gallagher, Secretary. 
Frank C. Blaisdell, Treasurer. 
Morris J. Rosenberg, Fin. Secretary. 



Florence Cufflin. 
James J. Kelley. 



Directors 



Patrick J. Kennedy. 
Walter Rowlands. 



Committee on Tablet. 

Walter Rowlands, CJiainnc 
Bella J. Deeey. 
Timothy J. Mackin. 
James P. J. Gannon. 
Joseph A. Crowley. 



Committee on Entertainment. 

William F. A. Graham, Chairman. 
Mary M. McDonough, Secretary. 
Florence Sullivan, Treasurer. 
Mary E. Prim. 
Emil Hofman. 



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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER. 

Oh, say, can you see, by the da^\■n's early light, 

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, 
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the clouds of the fight, 

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? 
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air. 
Gave proof thro" the night that our flag was still there. 
Oh, say, does that star spangled banner yet wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ? 



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PROGRAMME. 


Invocation 


The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Arthur T. Connolly, 

Member of the Board of Trustees. 


Presentation 
Acceptance 
Address 


Mr. Walter Rowlands, 

Committee on War Memorial. 

Hon. Michael J. Murray, 

Vice-President, Board of Trustees. 

Major-General Edward L. Logan, 

26th Division, Massachusetts N. G. 


Star Spangled Banner. 
Mr. Charles F. D. Belden, Director, will preside. 



THE MEN WHO SERVED WITH THE COLORS. 



William J. Coreett Naval Air Service 

Died of illness at Cliafltaui. Ulassachiiseffs, September 20, ipiS. 

Joseph A. Crowley Battery D, 38th Coast Artillery Corps 

Harold N. Donovan 304th Infantry, 76th Division 

Died of 7coiinds at AhviiHy, Fraiiee, Noveuiher 10, ipi8. 

George W. Gallagher Co. C, loist Infantry, 26th Division 

James P. J. Gannon Co. E., 104th Infantry, 26th Division 

James S. Kennedy Co. L., 325th Infantry, 826. Division 



Frank J. Krigel Battery B., 55th Coast Artillery Corps 
Died of illness near Brest, France^ January i^, ipip. 

Arthur R. Maier U. S. Submarine Chaser 261 

William A. McGowan 14th Co., Coast Artillery Corps 

James P. Mooers Co. A., 7th Machine Gun Bn., 3d Division 

Ralph W. Reardon Co. A., 304th Bn., U. S. Tank Corps 

Edward F. Sullivan 226. Co., Coast Artillery Corps 




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Boston Public Library Employees' Benefit Association 


AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF A DONATION 

TOWARD THE ERECTION OF A 

BRONZE MEMORIAL TABLET 

TO THE 

Employees of the Public Library of the City of Boston 

WHO 

Served the United States During the World War 



IMPORTANT NOTICE 

Oil Painting 

•BSPD OF A HOUND* 



By the late F^W»Rogers, a Boston artist well known for his fine 
pictures of dogs. 

This picture has been given by Mr .Walter Rowlands to be disposed 

of for the benefit of the fuitd for the War Memorial which is to be 
placed in the Library as a tribute to the employees who served in the 
World War.- This picture is now on exhibition in the Fine Arts Dept. 

This picture, together with a five dollar gold piece and a 
fountain pen will be given as prizes. Tickets 7;ill br offered for sale 
at fifty cents each and it is hoped that every one will tate one or 
more. 



Each ticket represents one chance in the prizes offered. 



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TABLET WILL ... 
IN PUBLIC LIBRARY TOMORROW 





MEMORIAL, TABLET TO BE UNVEILED TOMORROW. 



At the Public Library. Copley sa, at 11 
tomorrow forenoon— Armistice Day— a 
tablet to "Those men of the library 
who served in the World "War" will be 
unveiled and dedicated. The exercises 
will take place in the courtyard, where 
the tablet has been placed. It is the 
g-itt of the Boston Public Library Em- 
ployes' Benefit Association. It is a 
bronze tablet with design and lettering 
in relief, and is the worlc of a prominent 
Boston sculptor, Frederick W. Allen. 

The exercises will begin with an in- 
vocation by Rt Rev Ar-thur T. Connol- 
ly. Then will come the presentation by 
Walter Rowlands, the acceptance by 
Judge Mlcliael J. Murray and an ad- 
dress by Maj Gen Edward L. Logan. 



The librarian, Charles F. D. Belden, will 
preside. 

The men of the library who served 
witli the colors are: \^'illiaiii .T. Cor- 
bett. Naval Air Service, died Sept 20, 
1918; Joseph A. Crowley, Batiery D, 3Sui 
Coast Artillery Con^s; Harold N. Dono- 
van, 30th Infantry, T6th Division, died 
at Neuilly, Prance, Nov 10, lOlS; George 
W. Gallagher. Co C, 101st Infantry, iiUi 
Division; James P. J. Gannon, Co E, 
lOlth Infantry, 2Gth Division; James .S. 
Kennedy, Co L, 32fith Infantry, S2d 
Division; Frank J. Krigel, Battery B, 
Kth Coast Artillery Corps, died near 
Brest, France, Jan" 13, 1919; Arthur R. 
Maier, U. S. Submarine Chaser 2t}l; Wil- 
liam A. McGowan, 14th Co, Coast Artil- 
lery Corps; James P. Mooers, Co A, 7th 
IVIachlne Gun Battalion, 3d Division: 
Ralph W. Reardon, Co A, 304th Bat- 



talion. U. S. Tank Coi-ps; Edward F. | 
Sullivan. 22d Co, Coast .A.rtillery Corps. 

The committee having the entire mat- 1 
ter in cliarge for the association con- 
sists of James P. Mooers. president: | 
Frank H. Chase, vice president; Georg 
W. Gallagher, secretary; Frank C. | 
Blaisdell, treasurer: Morris J. Rosen- 
berg, financial secretary: Florence Cuf- 
fiin, James J. Kelley, Patrick J. Ken- 
nedy, Walter Rowlands, Delia J. Deery. 
Timothy J. Mackin, James P. J. Gan- 
non. Joseph A. Crowley. \Villiam F. A. 
Graham, Mary M. McDonough. Flor- 
Suilivan, Mary E. Prim and Emil 

ivill be unveiled by 1 
Miss M. Morse. John Krigel. father I 
ot Frank J Krigel. will place a wreath I 
of laurel on the memorial in memory I 
ot the three men who paid the 
preme sacdlflce. "Taps" will be sounded I 
by Harold Lucey. 



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Day of Accomplishment) 

Day of, Peace for the Worldl 

speakers at Dedication of Memorial Tab- 
let at Public Library Emphasize Need of| 
Ending Wars 

In memory of the twelve members otl 
the Boston Public Library staff who served! 
in the "World War, a bronze tablet was! 
dedicated today in the courtyard of the| 
library, with an Armistice Day prograu 
reoalling anew the significance Nov. H to| 
the Nations of the world. 

Shortly after eleven o'clock, Charles P. | 
Di Belden, director of the library, intro- 
duced Kt. Kev. Arthur T. Connolly, of the| 

board of trustees, who pronounced the in- 
vocation. Mr. Belden then sketched the j 
historic background of the day and told [ 
o£ the twelve men who went out and thi; 
nine who returned. He said the bronze 
memorial had been donated by the Boston 
Public Library Employees' Benefit Asso- 
ciation. The tablet was then unveiled by ] 
iiiss JMaud *Iori 

Walter Rowlands ' of the committee on | 
the war memorial, in his speech of presen- 
tation of the tablet, said It would stand 
tor those who strolled in the court as a | 
silent witness of an enduring bond, a 
morlal of the conflict waged tor liberty | 
....u iighteou^ness. 

The tab:et was accepted by Judge Mi- 
chael J. IMurray, vice president of the board I 
of trustees, who recalled the temptation of I 
forgetting the importance and dignity of I 
the business of life. No life, he said, can [ 
afford to throw aside opportunity for serv- 
ice. And those whom the marker com- | 
memorates stand forever as realizing 

g. t.. .aid r.sponsibi ;ty. of the place In | 
lite which each one is called upon to fill. 

John J. Krigel,' the father ot Frank J. | 
Krigel of Battery B, Fifty-fifth Coast Ar- 
tillery Corns, who died near Brest, France, | 

1 = mpmnrla' wreath below the tab' 
let. Corporation Counsel E. Mark SulU- 
in recited "In E^anders Fields." 
There is a two-fold interpretation in 
rmist ce Day, Major General Edward L, 
Logan said in his address: First, the com- 
moration of great accompiishments and I 
>q+ v'ctf^^ies ;n the war. and. second, the! 
establishing of a day of peace and a day] 

1 be tor 

pursuit and practice and search for eternal | 
n ace thr->ughout the world. Vividly, Gen. 
pi-al Losran picttJred the bloody fight atl 
St. Mihiel, the vicious, barbarous warfare I 
w.'iic'i onvulse i Europe* He described! 
Aneri'-a's entr ■ -nto the war and 
American manhood volunteered tliat the I 
battlefields nt Europe should not spread [ 
to Amer'ca — "it was. after all. to protect I 
the lives, the homes and the institutions of I 
America." The countryside along the I 
Meuse, after St, Mihiel, he said, was what! 
.'Vmerica would ha\'e seen of the war if I 
the American divisions had not R-one across. [ 
When./Sne thlnka of the accomplishments I 
,.r 1 v I'' r and s Uors of this Nafon I 
n' he Allif^s he said America should I 
pledge itself, now, to see that no morej 
wars afflict the peoples of the earth. 

The service concluded with the slnging| 
of one verse of "The Star-Spangled Ban- 
ner" and Taps, sounded by Harold Luceyj 
of Boston University R. O. 

The tablet, designed by F. W. Allen, car- 
ries the inscription; "In honor of the 
Ployees of the Public Library of the City I 
of Boston who served in the World War. f 
1917-1918. Erected by their fellow work- 
ers.* 



DEDICATE TABLET 
AT PUBLIC LIBRARY I 

Employes Who Died in I 
World War Honored 



At the Boston Public Library this | 
morning. Armistice Day was chosen ap- 
propriately for the dedication of a tab- 
let to those men of the library staff who i 
served in the World War. This tablet is 
erected, with eq.ual propriety, by the I 
fellow employes of those men, and is j 
%)cated in the courtyard ot the building, 
in one of its most beautiful spots, where 
the ftjuritain plays and people corfie to 
read during their noon hours. The tablet I 
reads; "In honor of the employes of | 
the Public Librarv of the Citv of Bos- [ 
ton who served in the World War— 1917- 
1918; erected by their feliow workers." 

The memorial Is the work of a Boston 
sculptor, Frederick W. Allen, and was 
secured through the activities of the | 
Boston Public Library Employes' Bene- 
fit Association. James P. Mooers is | 
president of this organization, Frank H. 
Chase, vice .president, George W. Gal- 
lagher, secretary; Frank C. Blaisdell, 
treasurer, and Florence Cufllin. James 
J. Kelley, Patrick J. Kennedy and Wal- 
ter Rowlands, directors. Walter Row- 
lands was chairman ot the committee In 
charge of the memorial, and was assist- j 
ed by Delia J. Deery, Timothy J. Mac. 
kin. James P. J. Gannon and Joseph A. 
\ Crowley. 

The exercises of unveiling and dedica- | 
tion took place at 11 o'clock in the court- 
yard, opening with an invocation 'by Rt I 
Rev Mgr Arthur T. Connolly, a member 
of the board of trustees of the library. 
The tablet was formally presented to I 
the library by Walter Rowlands, for his 
committee, and was accepted for the 
board by Hon Michael J. Murray, its 
vice president. An address was then 
delivered in dedication of the memorial I 
by Maj Gen Edward L. Logan ot the 1 
26th Division, Massachusetts National I 
Guard, and the exercises closed 
one verse of "The Star Spangled Ban^ 1 
I her. Charles F. D. Belden, director of I 
I the library, presided and Introduced the I 
I other speakers. 

I The memorial was actually unveiled I 
; by Miss M. Morse, and John Krigol, I 
I father ot one of the men to whom the I 
j memorial Is erected, one of the thr 
I who paid the supreme sacrifice, laid! 
' " wreath below the tablet in their mem- 
rien representing the I 



three - -r. — ..^...t, 

I Boston Public Library, who gave 
""■" "'""" '- '"" ser\-ice, were Frank J. 
3, Both Coast ArtU- 



their lives in the 

Krigel of Battel., „, ^„„.,, .^, ,„. 

lery Corps, who died at Brest, Francs . 
Jan 13, 1919, William J. Corbett ot ta» I 
Naval Air Service, who died of lllne.ss I 
at Chatham, Sept 20. 191S, and Harold N 
Dtmovan of the 304th Infantrj', Tothl 
Division, who died of wounds at Xeuil-I 
ly, France, Nov 10, 191S. 1 

The other men to whom the library I 
tablet is erected, who survived theirf 
experience, are Joseph A. Crowlev I 
Battery D, S8th Coast Artillerv Corps 
George W. Galagher, Co C. iOlst In 
fantry, 26th Division; James P. J. Gan , 
non, Co B, 104th Infantry aith Division; I 
James S. Kennedy, Co L, 355th Infantry I 
l8d Division; Arthur R. Mater of the I 
U. S. Submarine Chaser 261; William I 
.A. McGowan ot the 14th Companj-, I 
Coast Artillery Corps; James p. Mooers I 
of Co A, 7th Machine Gun Battalion, 
3d Division; Ralph W. Reardon. Co A, 
SiMth Battalion of the U. S. Tank Corrs 
anrf Edward F. Sullivan. 22d Company; 
Coast Artillery Corps. 



i^ecs' Benef 



.'X ^-QURSQLD, 

'Boston Puijilic LibSTry Em^oyecl' Benefit 

Association. 

An Acknowledgment of a Donation 

Toward the Erection of a 

BRONZE MEiVIORIAL TABLET 

To the 

Employees of the Public Library of the 

City of Boston 

Who 

Served the United States during the 

World War." 

Every employee of the Public Li- 
Ibrary should have in his possession one 
lor more cards bearing- the above words,. 
I for two reasons : 

1. Nine of our fellow employees 
I served in the World War, of whom 
I three lost their lives. These men were 
lour representatives. A tablet in their 
1 honor has been designed and will be 
[erected in the Library. Someone will 
[provide the funds. Shall it be the gift 

of a few? or shall we join together in 
making it the unanimous tribute of our 
respect, affection, and gratitude? 
Every one of us should seize eagerly 
this means of expressing our loyalty to 
I the memory of those who went for us. 

2. The second reason is a selfish one. 
On the back of each card is a number, 
entitling the holder to a share in the 
distribution of certain gifts — a foun- 
tain pen, a five-dollar gold piece, and an 
oil painting, "The Head of a Hoimd," 
which has been generously given by 
Mr. Walter Rowlands in the hope of 
stimulating interest in the erection of 
the tablet. We, the friends and associ- 
ates of those who went to war, should 
need no such stimulus ; but the argu- 
ment is there for those who need it. 

Not quite 2^0 of the cards have thus 
far been disposed of ; including the 
Sunday and Evening force, the Li- 
brary has more than 500 employees. 
Some of us have bought to or more 
cards. Have you contributed? 



to Employes [ 
Who Served During \, 
World War l 



MEMORIAL TABLET. 

)n the ^eleventh day of November, 
at the eleventh hour, on this, the sixth 
anniversary of the signing of the 
Armistice, there was unveiled in the 
Courtyard of the Central Library, a 
memorial, sculptured by Frederick 
Allen, to the members of the Staff 
who served their country so well and 
so faithfully during the late war. 

The order of the exercises was as 
follows : 

Divine Invocation 

Rt. Rev. Monsignor Arthur T. Connolly 
Unveiling of Tablet Miss Maud M. Morse 
Presentation of Memorial 

Mr. Walter Rowlands 
Acceptance of Memorial 

Judge Michael J. Murray 
Placing of wreath on tablet 

Mr. John J. Krigel 
Oration Major-General Edward L. Logan 
Taps 
The Star Spangled Banner 

Mr. Belden presided, and Mr. E. 
Mark Sullivan, the official representa- 
tive of His Honor, the Mayor, recited 
"In Flanders Fields." 

The Soldiers' Memorial Committee, 
which had charge of securing the 
tablet, consisted of Mr. Walter Row- , 
lands, chairman; Miss Delia J. Deery, 
and Messrs. Timothy Mackin, Joseph 
Crowley, and James Gannon. The 
committee for the exercises was : Wil- 
liam F. A. Graham, chairman; Misses 
Mary M. McDonough, Florence Sulli- 
van, and Mary E. Prim, and Mr. Emil 
Hofman. 



A\'HAT PRICE GLORY? . 

As Mr. ]§i*igel 'placed the wreath 
upon the tablet which had just been 
unveiled, on the morning of Armistice 
Day, there passed across the heart of 
many a one of us the thought, "That 
wreath was bought at a great price." 
It was a symbol of the freshness of the 
memory of our three heroes, of the 
fragrance of their service; it was also 
a reminder of the fact that what they 
gave was priceless — to be recognized, 
but never to be paid for. 

Life is the best possession we have. 
And occasions like that solemn dedi- 
cation service bring home its value. 
Glory is a fine thing ; it stirs and stimu- 
lates us for the moment, it looks like 
[something to work for. But it is not 
life. We bow our heads in tribute to 
the sacrifice which our three honored 
ones made for their country. But we 
grasp the hands of the nine who are 
still with us, and are happy that they 
have life, in which to do other fine 
things. They have the "Glory of going 
on, and still to be." 



It was a clear sunjiy morning with a 
hint of winter in the air. In the conrt- 
j-ard, the Library choristers who had 
arrived early, and without hats, shiver- 
ed a little. The draped flag between 
the windows attracted many of the 
curious. At eleven, library officials, 
committee members, and guests en- 
tered the courtyard, which by then was 
crowded with expectant standees. 

Rev. Monsignor Arthur T. Con- 
nollj' opened the exercises with the 
Lord's Prayer, followed by a grave and 
beautiful invocation. Mr. Belden then 



recalled to us those tense days, se\cii 
years ago, when the library staff was 
making payments on Liberty Bonds, 
knitting sweaters and attending classes 
in first aid. He spoke at length of the 
twelve gallant young men of the li- 
brar}' who served with the colors. Of 
these, three did not return to us. 

All who used the newspaper room 
in the days before the war remember 
the nice, fair-haired boy, always so 
willing to find you the home town 
paper for the month before last. This 
was Frank J. Krigel, who joined Bat- 
tery B, S5th Coast Artillery, and died 
near Brest, France, January 13, 1919. 

The other two men were members 
of the evening force. William J. Cor- 
bett. Naval Air Service, was assistant 
in the Patent Room, and Harold N- 
Donovan, 304th Infantry, 76th Divi- 
sion, served in the Barton Library. The 
Boston Public Library mourns three 
brave soldiers. 

The memorial tablet was presented to 
the Library by Mr. Walter Rowlands, 
of the Fine Arts Department, through 
whose interest and unfailing efforts 
the memorial came to completion. Mr. 
Belden then reminded us of the patri- 
otic zeal of Miss Maud M. Morse, who. 
as chairman of the Benefit Association 
Relief Committee, did so much to help 
the boys in the service during those 
difficult days of war. It was alto- 
gether fitting that she should unveil 
the memorial. She touched the cord 
and the flag fell away from the simple 
and exquisite bronze tablet, showing a 
drawn sword wreathed in laurel. The 
sculpture is the work of Frederick W. 
Allen. 

The speech of acceptance by Judge 
Michael J. Murray, Vice-President of 
the Board of Trustees, was most stir- 
ring. He emphasized the necessity of 
personal service in everyday life as 
well as during wartime. A magnificent 
evergreen wreath was then placed on a 
stand below the tablet by Mr. John J. 
Krigel. father of the heroic Frank. 

Mr. E. Mark Sullivan, Corporation 
Council of the City of Boston, repre- 
senting the mayor, spoke briefly, con- 
cluding with a masterly recitation of 
"In Flanders Fields." The library was 
most fortunate in securing Major- 
General Edward L. Logan as orator 



i.f the occasion. No book or play] 
L'luld give a better picture of the hor- 
rible futility of war, as well as its I 
queer glory, than his gripping matter- 
of-fact description of a massed attack. 
This splendid military man has seen I 
all manner of fighting and knows war 
at first hand. The exercises closed 
with a general singing of the national 
anthem and the slow heart-wringing 
notes of taps by Bugler Harold Lucey | 
of the Student's Reserve Corps. 

Afterwards, luncheon was served to I 
veterans and guests at the Boston Art 
Club. Most interesting of guests was | 
Mr. Collier of Brighton, a Grand Arm}' 
man and a great hero-worshipper of I 
Judge Murray. Whenever the judge 
is announced to speak, you will find 
Mr. Collier in the audience. His in- 
tensive study of the judge's fine pow- 
ers of oratory has borne fruit, for after | 
luncheon the veteran delivered a de- 
lightful speech, at the gracious sug- 
g-estion of Mr. Belden. m. e. i 



BO STON SUNDAY POST. NOVEMBER 30, 1924 

[Tablet Honors Memory of Men 
From library Who Served in War 



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Memory of Men 
Who Served in War 




Memorial to nBRARys soluiehs in world war 

[Handsome tablet erected at the Boston Public Library in memory of its employees who served theii 

the World war. , 

Lest the countlesa usera of the Bos- | 
Public Library forget t>ie men ir 
I the library who served with the color; 
I In the World war, a modest little tab- I 
3 their memor/ has been placed | 
I In the library courtyard. The expense: 
I of the tablet were borne by the Boston | 
I Public Library Employees* Bertcfit Aa- 

On Nov. 11 the tablet was unvetled. 
I IL Is the work of Frederick W. Allen. 
Boston fculptor, and ia of bronze. 
with the lelterlne In relief. Charles 
I F. D. Belden. the librarian, accepted I 
I ft In behalf of the library authorltle; 

More men than most people realize I 
I went out of the library Into the army, | 
i-vy and marines, the public not gen- 
ally thinking of a library aa a traln- 
I ing- ground for fighting men. 

Those under the colors when th«co I 
w&s need were William J. Corbett. I 
n.ival air service, died Sept. 20. 1918; 
I Joseph A. Crowley, Battery D, 38lh | 
[Coast Artillery Corps; Harold N. Don- 
n, 3(Hh Infantry. 76th Division, died | 
Neullly. FYance, Nov. 10. W18; 
Geonre W. Gallagher, (». C. lOlat In- 
fantry. 2Gth Division : James P. J. Gan- 
non. Co. E.. iwth Infantry: James S. L 
Kennedy. Co. L. 325th Infantry; Frank I 
J. Krlgel. Battery B. Mlh Const Ar- 
tillery Corps, died near Brest, France. L 
1519: Arthur R. Maler, U. S. Submarine I 
Ohaaen 2«1; Wmiam A. McOowan. Hth | 
Oomp.\ny. Coast Artillery Corps; 
Jamea P. Mooors. Co. A. 7th Machlnn 
'•<\u\ HnttalloD, 3rd Division; Ralph W. 
Itt-.-irdon, Co. A, 301th Baltation, U. S 
I Tank Corpa; ai-d Edward F. Sullivan. 
Co.. Coast Artillery Corps. 



ounll^ss uaera of the Bos 
Library forget the men Ir 
who ^ervQd with the colors | 
iTorld war. a modest little tab- 
heir memor,- has been placed | 
I in the library courtyard. The expenses 

of the tablet were borne by the Boaton | 
J Public Library Employees' Benefit As 
y sociatlon. 

On Nov. II the tablet was unveiled 
It 1.S the work of PVederlck W. Allen, | 
a. Boston aculptor, and la of bronae. 
with the lettering In relief. Charles 
P. D. Belden. the librarian, accepted | 
It in behalf of the library autborttlei 

More men than moat people realize | 
went out of the library Into the army, 
I navy and marlne-s, the public not gen- 
thinking' of a library as a traln- 
[ ing ground for fighting men. r 

Those under the colors when ther^ | 
Wfts need were WJHiam J. Corbett. 
nnvol air service, died Sept, 20. mfi; 
\Tofleph A. Crowley. 'Battery D. 38th 
ist Artillery Corpe; Harold N. Don- 
n. 30th Infilntry. 76th Division, died | 
Noulllv, France. NOV. 10, JDIS; 
I George W, Gallagher. Co. C. lOlst In- 
|rantry, 2Gth Division: James P. J. Gan- 
Co. E.. I04th Infantry: James 8. 
I Kennedy, Co. L. 32Jth Infantry: Frank I 
" Krlgel. Battery B. SRtH Coaat Ar- 1 
I tlHery Corps, .died neai Brest, France. 
Arthur R. Maler. U. S. Submarine 
IChasen 261. William A. MrOowan. Hth 
[ Company. Coast Artillery Corps; 
I James P. Mooer^. Co. A, 7th Maohiii" 
n Battalion, 3rd Division; Ralph W 
nrdon, Co. A. «Mth Battalion. U. S 
J Tank Corps; ard Ifldward F. Sulllvtin, 
Coast Artillery Corpa. 



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