Skip to main content

Newspaper Articles

Pendleton Elks Service Flag

The East Oregonian, 26 October 1917, page 1

Last night was roll call night at the Elks lodge and it was made a patriotic occasion. A service flag, containing a star for every member of the lodge who has gone into some branch of Uncle Sam's service, was presented to the lodge by Roy W. Ritner and in the absence of the donor Roy Raley made the speech of presentation.

The lodge now has 14 men entitled to a star on the flag, as follows:

  • Captain Charles C. Vinier, who is at Camp Lewis
  • Captain Lee Caldwell, Lieutenant Marshall Spell and Private Willie Breding of Troop D
  • Jas. H. Sturgis and James R. Bowler of Battery A
  • Lieutenant Fred A. Lieuallen of the medical reserve corps
  • Harold G. Blakely and W. N. Foyer, enlisted in the navy
  • Roy Alexander and Gover O. Floyd, now at Camp Lewis
  • Raymond G. Vose and J. C. Sullivan, in the engineering corps
  • Ralph S. Davis and Arthur Fitz Gerald, who enlisted in the engineering corps but were honorably discharged for physical disability.
  • In addition Frederick Steiwer is now at the officers’ training camp;

R. Alexander, as the only parent of an enlisted man who was present, presided and made a response in behalf of the lodge. Rev. J. E. Snyder also made a short talk. A Hoover feed completed the meeting which had a record attendance.

Two of the men now gone were officers of the lodge. Captain Vinier having been esteemed loyal knight and Private Bowler having been esteemed lecturing knight. James H. Estes was chosen to complete the term of the former and R. E. Chloupek of the latter. Plans were also made last evening for the annual Thanksgiving ball.