Arthur Pearson, St. Charles, Ill., 1933
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St. Charles (Kane County, Illinois) Chronicle, Dec. 21, 1933. Gazells Meet In First Roundup. After hibernating all summer, the Gazells held their first roundup on Friday night December 15 at Colson's Hall.
This unique organization, which was founded her in St. Charles, in Herman Rothstein's Log Cabin, is destined to put St. Charles on the map. There are about 50 names on its roster at present, including some of the most prominent men of the city.
Special dispensation was granted by the Grand Roan, Harry G. Pottle, to the following candidates who each received all three degrees on the same night: C. Greenwold, Chief Harold Covalsky, City Clerk Pearson, Victor Nelson, George Modine, Peter Leon, Lee Roy Parks, S. Swinton, James Watson, Steve Sharken, Chas. Kallgren and Frank Quinn.
Mayor Langum, the Homo Jarl, and Charles O'Beven, the Afa Skald, assisted the Grand Roan in conferring the degrees.
After the initiation, five hundred and bunco were indulged in and then a light luncheonand refreshments were served by Herman Rothstein in his capable manner.
A somewhat tired but happy herd of Gazelles wended their way home in the morning to await the announcement of the next roundup. (Posted as a courtesy. I am not related.)