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Old Members Unite

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
May
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

The ex-meinbers of the Ana Arbor Lght Infantry held an enthusiastic meeting at Randall's gallery Mouday evening and formed a veteran crops. Maj. Sid W. Millard was made chairman of the meeting and Wm. Walz seoretary. Áfter talking over plans for the rerception of Co. A, it was decided to form a veteran crops, and a cornmittee consisting of Capt. C. E. Hiscock, Dr. A. C. Nichols, Capt. John C. Fischer, Oapt. A. C. Pack and Capt. Wm. Armstrong were appointed to draft a paper to be singed by those present. The comrnittee retnrned aíter a few of the members had left but 42 signed the following paper: "We, the tindersigned, formerly mernbers of the Porter Zouaves, Conipany A, M. N. G., or members of the U. S. Volnnteer army or navy, are eligible to membership of an organization to be known as Company A Veteran Association under rules and by-laws to be adopted hereafter. The dnes not to exceed öOcentsayear. " The following were eiected ofïicers of the association: President, Maj. Sid W. Millard; vice president, Dr. A. C. Nichols; secretary, William Wálz; treasurer, Dr. Joseph Ball. A committe consisting of Messrs. Hiscock, Nichols, Fischer, Pack and Armstrong was appointed to draft tl constitution and by-laws for the association. lt was decided to meet at the armory on the day of Company A's return to maren -in a body to meet them. All; the former members of the company aré requested to turn out to receive the retnrning volnhteers. Capt. Chas. H. Manly was requested to assume commandof the veteran corps for the occasion. Chas. Pe'trie proposed that when tiiey retnrn to the armory the veteran corps stand in a donble row for the volunteers to pass betweerr and that two large flags be so held that they should pass under them. S. W. Beakes of the finance committee on raising fnnds for the armory presented the matter to those present, mauy of whom had already subsciïbed, and asked for $5 snbscriptions frotu the young men present. The subscriptions werö promptly made, netting $50. Elmer E. Beal, William Murray and Dr. Joseph Ball were appointfd a committee to solicitt"tne yonng men of the city for ö subscriptions. As said before a good deal of interest "ana enthnsiasm was manifestea during the meeting.