Jamestown Evening Journal
March 29, 1927
Graduate of J.H.S. Will Be The Alumni Speaker
Mrs. Austin W. Stitt, a sister of Mr. Davis, now resides at Frewsburg. Mr. Davis' letter to Mr. Anderson, accepting the Invitation to speak at the alumni affair this June is as follows:
"Mr. Austin K Anderson,
"Jamestown, New York,
"My Dear Mr. Anderson:
"I am honored and pleased beyond expression over your invitation to address my fellow alumni of the Jamestown High school at Jamestown. June 23d. It gives me especial pleasure to accept this invitation. It will be one of my delightful visits throughout the spring to look forward to this occasion and to journey again to Jamestown. Permit me to cooperate with you in every way.
"Among my many football achievements none gives me greater satisfaction than that of having been the organizer of the first high school football team -which was organized in the spring of 1889 and played a game with the Business college on the flats.
"I thank you very deeply indeed for according me this honor and opportunity.
"With warm, good wishes to you. I am
"Yours very cordially, Parke H. Davis"
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.