Thursday, January 03, 2008

Yanceyville News Notes (1922)

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 11 September 1922 (Page 4)

Yanceyville News Notes

Yanceyville, Sept 8 (1922). The Yanceyville High school opened Monday with a good enrollment. The following teachers are in charge: Mr. and Mrs. Kanory, Misses Turnage, Rapley and Foter. Many children are being brought in from neighboring districts by the school bus.

It is gratifying to the citizens of Yanceyville to see several new buildings being erected. Work on the new bank building is progressing rapidly. The carpenters are getting on very well with their work on F. G. Harrelson's residence on Upper Main street, while Dr. S. A. Malloy's house is nearing completion.

Mrs. C. L. Holt, Mrs. E. L. Graves, and Mrs. T. L. Sellers, accompanied by her two daughters, Misses Helen and Sarah, of Burlington, were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Graves this week.

Mrs. J. P. Gwynn is visiting her daughter, Mrs. E. G. Click, in Elkin.

Mrs. W. O. Spencer and son, Frank Graves Spencer, of Winston-Salem, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kerr.

J. F. Stokes, of Greenville, N. C. was a guest in the home of Mrs. Polly Lindsay a few days last week.

Miss Ida B. Poteat, Mesdames Lawrence Stallings, W. D. Spencer, P. L. Dodson, and J. W. Wiggins are guests today of Mrs. John Bustard in Danville.

Mrs. B. S. Graves and Miss Elizabeth Graves were in Milton yesterday to attend the special meeting of Woman's Auxiliary of Christ church.

G. A. Anderson and family have gone back to Pelham where Mr. Anderson is again superintendent of the schools.

A. J. Hooper, who was in Baltimore at John Hopkins hospital, has returned much improved.

Tom Gwynn and Clyde Fitch left a few day ago for Richmond to take up work.

Norman Upchurch left Monday for Wake Forest to enter college.

P. T. Dodson, who has been sick for several days, we are glad to note, is out again.

The Chautauqua equipment is arriving and the tent has been put in place. It is expected that a large crowd of people from all over the county . . . .

Chautauqua [shuh-taw-kwuh]is an adult education movement in the United States highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and specialists of the day. "Circuit Chautauquas" (or colloquially, Tent Chautauquas) were an itinerant manifestation of the Chautauqua movement. The program would be presented in tents pitched "on a well-drained field near town." After several days, the Chautauqua would fold its tents and move on. Circuit Chautauqua began in 1904. Each performer, or group, appeared on a particular day of the program. Thus “first day” talent would move on to other Chautauquas, followed by the “second day” performers, and so on, throughout the touring season. By the mid-1920s when Circuit Chautauquas were at their peak, they appeared in over 10,000 communities to audiences of more than 45 million; by about 1940 they had run their course. Lectures were the mainstay of the Chautauqua. Topics included current events, travel and stories, often with a comedic twist. Christian instruction, preaching and worship were a strong part of the Chautauqua experience. Music was important to Chautauqua.


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