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Elgin Echo Newspaper

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Elgin Echo

Elgin, Iowa

August 31, 1931

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Robt Peters has promised to arrange for the appearance of Shaffer’s Martial Band on Saturday afternoon of homecoming as he feels that many of the old timers will appreciate hearing the band once more. He says the boys will gladly respond to the invitation as most of them once lived in this community.


Since J. S. Shaffer’s death they have been assisted by Ed Hayes of Volga City, who plays the snare drum.


Other members are Marian Baldwin, Hazelton, fife, Robt. Peters, fife, M. A. Klingman, Wadena, bass drum, and Roy F. DeSart, Mason City, snare drum. Others may be added for the the occasion is possible.


Mr. Peters says that he and Mr. Shaffer started out together in drum corps work sixty years ago and in all that time have had many others come in with them and go agan but the two always stuck together. His hardest job was at Mr. Shaffer’s funeral where the corps played Mr. Shaffer’s favorite selection as had been request.



~ transcribed and contributed by Crystal A. Bingham <>

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