First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin, 1848-1998; 150 years of mission and ministry
[History of the First Presbyterian Church, Neenah, Wisconsin], pp. 8-73
PE 192 I: Wisconsin becomes first state to pass law eliminating all legal discrimination against women. 1922: Benito Mussolini establishes Fascist government in Italy. Poet T. S. Eliot writes "The Waste Land." Songwriter Irving Berlin composes "April Showers." Emily Post writes her book, "Etiquette." Insulin first administered to diabetics. Ghandi sentenced to six years in jail for civil disobedience. 1923: George Gershwin writes "Rhapsody in Blue." Pres. Warren G. Harding dies; Vice-President Calvin Coolidge becomes president. First birth control clinic opens in New York. Time magazine is founded. 1925: Hitler publishes Mein Kampf; reorganizes Nazi party. Appleton native Edna Ferber writes So Big, a novel that wins Pulitzer Prize. School teacher John Scopes is tried for violating Tennessee law prohibiting teaching of evolution. He is defended by Clarence Darrow. After being convicted, Scopes os then acquitted on a technicality. The Charleston becomes popular. enay to Mrs. fore worthy of deep tiful, fitting, and ness of your heart Jeep and beyond reciation of your If. .... W I [lIe organ souncs me cieep music or me soul it means more than that to me. I lose myself in its beauty because of the giver and the spirit of her gift.... ItI The news about the church's new organ and its dedication was cov- ered in the local newspapers. According to one newspaper article, the organ cost $25,000. Shortly after the dedication service on Sunday, February 18, 1934, a fire broke out and threatened the new organ (as well as the church building itself). Fortunately, the fire was spotted soon after it started and was put out quickly and "the organ was not damaged excepting perhaps by water."
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