1952 Labor Day Association History
Attendance – 30,000
This year is the first mention we have of any Labor Day Queen in our history.
Capitol City Carnival Rides provided the Carnival Rides.
Barnes & Carruthers had the Free Acts.
Milton Board was the Master of Ceremonies for Sunday & Robert Tuley was the Master of Ceremonies for Monday.
The main speakers were Indiana Lt. Governor-John Watkins and Louis Austin of the UMWA International Office.
Labor Day Queen
Joan Willis, 16 year old of Petersburg. She is the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Edison Willis. Jana Willis was sponsored by the Petersburg, Indiana Jaycees.
Parade Line-Up
VFW # 3418 of Boonville
UMWA Local # 8188 Quality Mine of Boonville, Indiana
UMWA Local # 1396 Electric Shovel Mine of Arthur, Indiana
UMWA Local # 8542 Wasson Mine of Millersburg, Indiana
UMWA Local # 5179 Enos Mine of Spurgeon, Indiana
UMWA Local # 3437 Sunlight Mine of Boonville, Indiana
UMWA Local # 7661 Tecumseh Mine of Boonville, Indiana
UMWA Local # 5584 Kings Station Mine of Princeton, Indiana
UMWA Local # 9926 Lynnville Mine of Lynnville, Indiana
UMWA Local # 7693 Ditney Hill Mine of Elberfeld, Indiana
UMWA Local # 6873 Sternberg Mine of Boonville, Indiana
Parade Awards Best Union Float – 1st place – $100 – UMWA # 7693
Best Union Float – 2nd place – $50 – UMWA # 5584
Best Union Float – 3rd place – $25 – UMWA # 5179
Best Dressed Union – 1st place – $100 – UMWA # 352
Best Dressed Union – 2nd place – $50 – UMWA # 3437
Best Dressed Union – 3rd place – $25 – UMWA # 8542
Attendance Award – loving cup – UMWA # 5179
Parade Float Judges Harry Simmons of Princeton, Indiana
Hubert Esmeier of Winslow, Indiana
Walter Rausch of Petersburg, Indiana
Keller Thompson of Winslow, Indiana
Herschel Toller of Winslow, Indiana
Reception Committee Chairman – William Slavens
Harley Rhodes of Princeton, Indiana
Ralph Cottrell of Boonville, Indiana
Earl Hart of Spurgeon, Indiana
A. L. Thompson of Arthur, Indiana
Milton Board of Princeton, Indiana
William Thompson of Princeton, Indiana
1952 Labor Day Association Delegates
Robert Tuley, United Mine Workers of America # 3437
Henry Mason, United Mine Workers of America # 5179
Milton Board, United Mine Workers of America # 5584
Earl Hart, United Mine Workers of America # 7661
Elza Blackford,
A.L. Blackford,


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