The Kilties Band, Dunstan’s Opera Singers, and Other Big Attractions

From the June 24, 1915 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 6:

Skidmore Chautauqua Begins Saturday, July 17th. Lasts Six Full Days. The Kilties Band, Dunstan's Opera Singers, John Merritte Driver and other Big Attractions to be Here.  The Tent Will be Pitched on The High School Grounds.  The Committee in charge of the Chautauqua is glad to announce that the program this year is one they feel sure will be of interest to every person in the community and we are anxious for a large attendance throughout the entire season.  The following men can supply you with season tickets and give any information about the Chautauqua:  J. O. Miller, J. C. Spahr, W. H. Welton, G. L. Owen, C. E. Owen, Reuben Barrett, W. J. Skidmore, H. W. Montgomery, A. C. Dodds and L. D. Jordan.  This Chautauqua invitation is extended to our friends and neighbors at Maitland, Graham, and Maryville and in fact, throughout the entire community.  A morning hour lecture will be conducted each week day by Mr. C. E. Booth.  Dr. J. M. Driver, Chautauqua Lecturer.  Dr. Driver is one of the best known Chautauqua lecturers in America.  A world citizen, he speaks with authority on questions of national and international scope.  He will appear the sixth day of the Chautauqua. Get Your Season Tickets Early.  Of course you know that it will be necessary for us to sell a good number of season tickets to make this Chautauqua a success.  We have agreed to do that.  Not a man of the Chautauqua committee expects any financial reward out of this enterprise.  This is not the idea.  Their reward is yours:  a good, clean Chautauqua program that all our people can enjoy and that will make this a better community to live in and do business in.  That's the whole thing about a Chautauqua: the enjoyment and the good we get out of it.  We want this invitation to include all the farmers in this whole section. You farmers, put aside some of your work and plan to take in this Chautauqua.  It will be well worth every cent and every minute you put into it.  And bring your families in and let them have a treat.  The cost of a season ticket is as small as we could make it and pay expenses.  It brings the cost down to a few cents for each attraction.  It is the least expensive form of entertainment in America, quality and high standard considered.  Everybody get behind this and make a big six days of it.  Remember, too, the Children's Chautauqua for the boys and girls.  Watch for later announcements of this.  We plan to make it a happy time for them.  Help us to do it; for the sake of your own boys and girls.  H. W. Montgomery, Secretary.  Phone or Write for Tickets and Particulars.  Chautauqua Begins Saturday, July 17.

One of many advertisements for the Skidmore Chautauqua (Skidmore, Missouri) in 1915.

Skidmore Chautauqua Begins Saturday, July 17th. Lasts Six Full Days.

The Kilties Band, Dunstan’s Opera Singers, John Merritte Driver and other Big Attractions to be Here.

The Tent Will be Pitched on The High School Grounds.

The Committee in charge of the Chautauqua is glad to announce that the program this year is one they feel sure will be of interest to every person in the community and we are anxious for a large attendance throughout the entire season.

The following men can supply you with season tickets and give any information about the Chautauqua:  J. O. Miller, J. C. Spahr, W. H. Welton, G. L. Owen, C. E. Owen, Reuben Barrett, W. J. Skidmore, H. W. Montgomery, A. C. Dodds and L. D. Jordan.

This Chautauqua invitation is extended to our friends and neighbors at Maitland, Graham, and Maryville and in fact, throughout the entire community.  A morning hour lecture will be conducted each week day by Mr. C. E. Booth.

Dr. J. M. Driver, Chautauqua Lecturer.  Dr. Driver is one of the best known Chautauqua lecturers in America.  A world citizen, he speaks with authority on questions of national and international scope.  He will appear the sixth day of the Chautauqua.

Get Your Season Tickets Early.

Of course you know that it will be necessary for us to sell a good number of season tickets to make this Chautauqua a success.  We have agreed to do that.  Not a man of the Chautauqua committee expects any financial reward out of this enterprise.  This is not the idea.  Their reward is yours:  a good, clean Chautauqua program that all our people can enjoy and that will make this a better community to live in and do business in.

That’s the whole thing about a Chautauqua: the enjoyment and the good we get out of it.

We want this invitation to include all the farmers in this whole section. You farmers, put aside some of your work and plan to take in this Chautauqua.  It will be well worth every cent and every minute you put into it.  And bring your families in and let them have a treat.

The cost of a season ticket is as small as we could make it and pay expenses.  It brings the cost down to a few cents for each attraction.  It is the least expensive form of entertainment in America, quality and high standard considered.

Everybody get behind this and make a big six days of it.

Remember, too, the Children’s Chautauqua for the boys and girls.  Watch for later announcements of this.  We plan to make it a happy time for them.  Help us to do it; for the sake of your own boys and girls.

H. W. Montgomery, Secretary.

Phone or Write for Tickets and Particulars.  Chautauqua Begins Saturday, July 17.