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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8:33 PM

This Week in Ottawa History: November 1913

By LOUIS REED, This Week in Ottawa History

November 1913

• If the sentiment of a body of businessmen who expressed an opinion in a meeting last night is backed up by the Ottawa Chautauqua board, Ottawa will have a Chautauqua next year with a program arranged according to the modern and more popular ideas, which will cost less and promises to draw more patronage than those of the hitherto more conservative seasons. Among the things Mr. Stucker said last night was that “heretofore the Chautauqua program has been especially pleasing to a certain class gathered from a large territory, whereas the great increase in the number of Chautauquas surrounding us, needs a program selected to please the masses from a local territory only.” And Mr. Stucker said that such a program can be obtained from one source for $1,600 which would be better for everyone concerned than the ones which have been secured in previous years for $2,700 and over.

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