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y years before, which was the precursor of the telephone. We were then constrained to add a few words about the wireless telephone, quoting from the Boston Transcript (June 11) concerning the wireless concerts given on Wednesday evenings at Medford Hillside. Mention also was made (Vol. XVIII, p. 77) of the erection of Medford's sky-scraper, the radio tower. Events follow each other in rapid succession and make history quickly in modern days. The little laboratory erected in 1916 has bee, where once was Pansy park. There is something doing every evening on the northern slope of old Walnut-tree hill, some years called College hill, but now widely known as Amrad Station Wgi of the American Radio and Research Corporation at Medford Hillside. The daily newspapers devote several columns to the subject of wireless telephoning, which has come to be styled radio, and which has a vocabulary of its own. For instance, the transmission of the words spoken into a receiver are from the
Memorial Day address—broadcasted. Substance of address by Maurice Luke Bullock, minister of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, West Medford, broadcasted from the Amrad Station Wgi of the American radio and Research corporation, Medford Hillside, Mass., Sunday evening, may 28, 1922. A nation's Memorial Day. We are recognizing Memorial Day this year as being more significant than ever before. It is different from the other national holidays. No noise of guns and exciting fireworks, no demand for a safe and sane Memorial Day, but the emphasis is on reverence, honor and respect. The men and boys of the sixties have been honored through all the years on this day. And in recent years tens of thousands of new dead have been added to the lists, making the day more meaningful than ever. We have new reasons for observing Memorial Day. The old veterans, to whom the day has always meant so much, have been passing away rapidly. The day was being given over increasingly to sports