1926 Labor Day Association History
Weather – Good
The Celebration will be held following the Gibson County Fair on Monday.
Farmers want to be involved in the Celebration this year so many met during the year making plans to be in the Parade. Ft. Branch and Haubstadt Farm Bureas held meetings for Union, Johnson, Center and Patoka Townships.
Cash Prizes will be given out for floats and a loving cup will be given to the union will the highest number of members in the Parade.
Rumble Carnival Ride Company will be on the fairgrounds
There aren’t any charges for the events and there isn’t a charge to enter the Fairgrounds
Amplifiers have been ordered from Mt. Vernon, IL for the speeches to be heard through the fairgrounds.
A Judges stand is erected on the Square but all units will pass for review around the race track at the fairgrounds.
Over 20 unions have been meeting at the Princeton C. L. U. Hall making plans. 18,000 Union members in Gibson County and over 1,550 Union men expected to be in Parade.
Henry J. Fritz will be the Chief Parade Marshall He will be attired in white with a red sash mounted on Clifford Steels black horse
1926 Parade Route
Start at Heinz factory–Clark & Main Streets
Move up North Main Street
West on Broadway Street to Hart Street
North on Hart Street to Spruce Street
West on Spruce Street to Embree Street
North on Embree Street to Gibson County Fairgrounds
Parade Line-Up
Color Guard
Chief Parade Marshall–Henry J. Fritz
Assistant-L. M. Colvin
Assistant-Oscar Reinhart
Assistant-Lewis Tichenor
Labor Day Association Officers;
Vice President–
Recording Secretary–
Petersburg Band
Princeton C. L. U.
Pfohl Ambulance Company
Princeton Mayor-William S. Ennes
Princeton City Council
Speakers Carriage;
W. H. Settle
Kate Richard O’Hare
Powers Hapgood
Thomas N. Taylor
Princeton Firefighters
Princeton Police
Francisco Band
Machinists # 543
Painters # 444
Paper Hangers & Decorators #
Carpenters # 935
Princeton Band
UMWA # 2777
UMWA # 3457
UMWA # 3345
Princeton Band
UMWA # 2410
Ft. Branch Band
Plasterers # 114
Cement Masons #
UMWA # 764
UMWA # 1335
Dairy Workers # 176
Boonville Band
Johnson Township Farm Bureau
UMWA # 5179
Cora E. Bicker Lodge # 20 Loyal Star of America
Liberty Drum Corp
Railrway Carmens # 13
Coach Carpenters # 7320
Boilermakers # 334
Barbers # 751
Union Township Farm Bureau
UMWA # 1027
UMWA # 5584
Plumbers # 136
Princeton Drum Corp.
UMWA # 4343
Hod Carriers # 59
Other Craft Unions
Patoka Farm Bureau
LaVon Beauty Shop
Marinello Beauty Shop
Baldwin Heights PTA
Fowlers Bakery
Winkler Grocery
Standard Oil Company
Roy Hill’s Auto Laundry
Chysler Motor cars
White Lumber Company
J. C. Penny Store
Butler Ambulance
Kiwanis Club
Premier Refining Club
Broadway Flowers
Princeton Creamery
Parade Awards
Best Union Attendance Award – $35 cash prize – UMWA # 3457
Highest perchantage attendance Award – Loving Cup – Railway Carmens # 13
Best Float Award – $35 cash prize – Dairyworkers # 176
Best Float Award – 1st Place – $35 cash prize – Dairyworkers # 176
Best Float Award – 2nd Place – Patoka Township Farm Bureau


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