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Anderson, Rudolph M. (9 May 1896)


Posted By: Paul Nagy, volunteer (email)
Date: 3/10/2012 at 12:12:52

Cadet R. M. Anderson.

Rudolph M. Anderson, the oldest son of J. E. Anderson, started Monday for Annapolis, Md., and will on Friday next (May 15) take the final examination for entering the Naval Academy of the United States. Last year Mr. Anderson, as an alternate, passed a successful examination at the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a commission as a conditional cadet to that Institution from the Secretary of War. Young Anderson has been a faithful and attentive boy, an earnest, diligent and thoughtful student, always found at his post of duty, and is an exemplary young man worthy of emulation. He will undoubtedly take high rank at the Naval Academy and brining honor to himself, his friends, and the tenth congressional district of Iowa.

In order to show their appreciation of the honor conferred on Forest City and Winnebago county by the appointment of Rudolph M. Anderson as cadet to the United States Naval Academy, Dr. H. R. Irish, O. A. Olsen, B. J. Thompson, B. A. Plummer, Dr. W. H. Jones, T. Jacobs, J. Thompson, N. H. Bailey, G. J. Thompson, G. I. Koto, E. A. Pinckney, Eugene Secor, J. D. Stout, C. S. Chase, H. M. Hanson, I. W. Mahoney, G. A. Lyon, I. E. Howard, W. H. Steele, W. S. Northrop and T. F. Danaher, assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Anderson last Saturday evening [9 May 1896] and presented Rudolph with a copy of Webster's International Unabridged Revised and Enlarged Dictionary as a token of their esteem and high appreciation for his upright, manly and studious course, and untiring zeal in delving deep for knowledge in the mines of truth. B. A. Plummer in an earnest, appropriate and eloquent speech made the presentation on the grand and eventful occasion. The young cadet recipient responded in few words of sincere and grateful thanks to the donors for so kindly remembering him with so valuable a book containing a storehouse of invaluable knowledge and vast mines of useful information to every student. The occasion was a red letter day in the history of the young cadet, and the following day he inscribed the names of all the contributors on the first page of the dictionary as a reminder in future years of the happy event. Fifty years hence when Rudolph opens the dictionary and beholds these names on the title page, he can with a cheerful remembrance say in the language of the poet, How dear to my heart are the scenes of my childhood, when fond recollections present them to view.

“Cadet R. M. Anderson.” THE INDEPENDENT. [Forest City, Iowa] 14 May 1896: 5. Microfilm.


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