The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 40, No. 75, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 29, 1931 Page: 2 of 6
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CHILDREN IN 3600 RUR-
AL SCHOOLS IN ARKAN-
SAS'. RECEIVED DAILY
RED CROSS LUNCHES
RED CROSS CAVE
GARDEN SEED TO
en EOR L9J/
TWENTY-FIVE MILES OVER THE (
MOUNTAINS, MULE-BACK, TO BR/NG
RED CROSS RATIONS TO HIS EARN HOME
THE EL RENO (OKLA.) DAILY TRIBUNE
9wo_ £Million brought
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1931
Arkansas were the pasturage rrops success-
ful, as good rainfall visited these states in the
late fall. Everywhere in the six states—
Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi,
Oklahoma and Texus—where the Red Cross
distributed these seeds were the gardens suc-
cessful. Greenstuff helped out with the fami-
lies’ diets until, in many instances, the first
week in January.
EN'ERATION'S to come will look back upon
the winter of the years 1930 and 1931 wilh
wonder at the physical phenomena which
wrought one of the greatest natural dis-
asters in the history of the United States.
Perhaps Indian lore might disclose some
year of great and universal drought on
this continent, but certainly not since the time of
the pioneer white settlers lias sueli a wide breadth
of the uatlon suffered under a similar calamitous
Tragedy, in Uie form of destitution, poverty and
near-starvation, stalked through thousands of com-
munities in the twenty-one states, where crops
seared and died tinder lust summer's terrific smis.
Droughts tn small regions and of periods enumer-
ated in weeks have been a fairly common occur-
rence in some parts of our country. Uut'n drought,
starting in sonic sections in January, 1930, and re-
maining virtually unbroken a year later, according
to Weather Hiireau reports, had npver before chal-
lenged the hardihood of the farmer.
In those regions most gravely affected-the valley
of the Potomac and Shen , rivers In the east,
of the Ohio river and its l, nries in the central
states, und of III* Mississipp river in the middle
west—several million people ,n approximately one
thousand counties suffered In greater or lesser
Winter Stores Failed
Recognition of the plight that might face the
farmers should the drought— the real intensity of
which was first noticed tn early August—continue
unbroken, came in mill jgust when President
Hoover called a meeting of governors of the drought
stricken states. The American Red Cross was rep-
resented by its chairman. John Barton Payne, In
COIN- TO EAT HEARTYf THIS EVENIN', GRINNED
THESE , KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN BOVS’
this conference. Out of It grew committees
An Immediate relief task faced Uip Red
Cross and this was to plan ahead to meet the
distress which It seemed would inevitably
visit many communities unless early autumn
Distribution of seeds for gardens and pas-
turage was determined upon bv the Red Cross
as one way of meeting in some degree the
need for food and feed which loomed in the
future. Carrying dut this plan, the Red Cross
gave pasturage seed—enough for five acres
of rye or wheat which would provide winter
grazing and a spring crop—to 59,352 farmers
in September and October, and seeds for
garden truck to 27,494 farmers, also. Doth
proved a great boon. Especially in Texas and
Feeding Began in November
In November, Red Cross Chapters assumed
the feeding of many families, whose reserves
had early become exhausted, and by late De-
cember, the national treasury of the Red
Cross in Washington began supplementing the
resources of these Chapters, and began help-
ing 50,000 families.
Since August, the Red Cross had antici-
pated that, with continued unfavorable trends,
such a situation might come to pass. There-
fore Its organiration was in the field, ami by
January 15 more than 500,00(1 persons were
being fed, clothed or given other relief. Feb-
ruary 1 the Red
Cross rolls carried more
than 1,000,000 persons be-
ing given relief, and the peak
was reached early in March
when more than 2,000,000 persons
were daily recipients of food, clothing, medi-
cal aid or some other form of Red Cross
help. On March 15 more than 150,000 children
In 3,000 public schools In the drought states
were being given a midday hot lunch, to
strengthen them against ailments which might
impair their health and result in handicaps
later In life.
In tills relief work the Red Cross was ably
supported by the public. The organization
pledged $3,000,000 from Its own treasury, and
was given a $10,000,000 fund by public sub-
"The Red Cross has met In this drought
disaster the greatest task ever imposed upon
It, in Ihe numbers of people It has helped,”
said James L. Fieser, vice chairman of the
AN OZARK MOUNT-
FILLS RED CROSS
Red Cross and administrative director of the
dronght relief operations.
"Thousands of families, who had the very
highest standing in their communities, who
had always been supporters of Hie Red Cross
in the past in its relief work, hut who had
never sought, nor had ever dreamed of being
forced to accept such charitable aid, had to
take this help this time. Never was such a
complete debacle of all means of self support
as existed in some of these communities not
once through any fault of Its citizens.
"Thousands of men and women sacrificed
their own means, and gave months of d< voted
labor in this Red Cross work of distrlt,. .ing
relief. Other thousands did any laboring t. k
at hand in their gratitude for the relief given
SALES EFFORT IS
URGED BY PENNEY
Sfore Owner Speaker at
Enid Joint Meeting
Enid, April 2#* "Retail mer
chants, through the suggestive
selling of well organized values,
well d's-urated windows, construc-
tive advertising, and Intelligent
present sales efforts, can contri-
bute more to tin* return of hnsl-
11 css prospeijlly than all of the
theoriests, analysis!s and critics
combined,’• said J. C. lVnn<*y,
founder of ihe J, C. Penney Com*
' I any at a Joint meeting or the
I.Ions. Rotary, Kiwanis and A. It
< . clubs in Enid today.
"I.eiilrmhlp has been definite-
ly absent In the metropolitan
' enters (tilling the t as! two years,
lint new leaders are coming for-
ward from the thirty thousand
‘ Hies, towns, and villages which.
In the past, have been lyoked up-
on by tin larger cities as the out
"I say this to you because 1
believe that there Is a greater op-
portunity toduy for the man. who
is willing to plan work and fight
Ills <way to the top than there
ever has been In the past.
"There Is more material to
work on today, a greater need for
' onstruclive leadership and more
people waiting for sound direc-
torship than we have ever known
tn the past.
"In our study of general sales
conditions throughout the conn-
irv, where we have found men
who are complaining of hard ,
times, or who were letting down |
because they felt that their ef-
forts would not bring sufficient
leward, it lias been conspicuous
than when these men were r**-
I iaced by live, aggressive, for-
ward looking young men, busi-
ness in thnt particular town, so
Inr as Ihe store units were cor;
earned, showed nil Immediate
"Present conditions are putting
new forces and new opportunities
at the disposal of men who are
capable of handling them.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Edward Grand-
jean, of Oklahoma City, were
guests Tuesday evening of his
mother, Mrs. Kalherlne Grand-
Jean, 115 North Hoff avenue.
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You can be a guest of this magnificient Hotel, built at a cost of ap-
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Uome on to the Crazy Water Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas, “Where
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The Junior-8 *tiior banquet last
Friday evening wan one of the
front enjoyable event* of the
M'hnnl year. The banquet was
served by the Melh(i(li*t ladie* In
the HChnol auditorium. FIowms
and harmonizing deeorutlon* In
pastel colors changed the audi-
torium to n bower of springtime.
Wllh Wilbur Owen acting as I
toastmaster the following pro-1
gram was given: Delivering may-1
boskets, l.nulsc Eluding; Finding
Mayhaskits, Carrol Johnston; May |
flowers, Mrs. Spitler; Life Is i
•song in the Month of May, Girls'|
Quartet; Winding the Maypole, an
original poem, Ethel Overtoil;
The Open Road, Darrow Turner,
The Springtime of Life, Mr.
Jones and selections by the boys'
The hlghschnol art class bss
some travel posters on display In
ill" study hall.
Several of the parents accom-
panied the 4-H dull to Yukon
Wednisday where It participated
In the district contest uml won
third on Its program. Individual
(onteetants from Mustang who
von are: Carrol Johnsion, 1st in
correct formal attire; Hilda Wal-
((•meet; Wlnnifred Dennett, 2nd
tilers, 2nd In senior wash dress
i hi Junior wash dress; Kerryl
jWliitaka-r, 2nd as game leader:
and Wilbur Owen and Clifford
Spence, 2nd In boys demonstra-
tion. We are proud of the com*
11 >11 mi'll ts received on the Mu«-
iaiik dulls good conduct while at
The baccalaureate sermon for
j Hie graduating class will ho
| preached Sunday, May 3rd, In
the school auditorium, by Dean
Williams of the Okluhomu City
I'nlverslly, Commencement ex-
ercises will be held Thursday
evening, May 7th. Dr. C. O. New-
'un, associate professor of super-
vision of the Oklahoma Unlvet-
slty, will deliver the commence*
ment address. Emin Faye Min*
nick will lie valedictorian of the
senior class and Mary Lee Duker,
i iilot utorlun.
One evening will he given to
rlghth grad" graduating exer*
< I sea and one to the primary can*
tatitn, Clnderllla in Flowerland.
The hasehnll team played a
game on the home diamond Fri-
day with the Booster team The
school team will go to Moore
The Mounting board* for the
fr.4r exhibits have been purchased |
and work Is being done for the
fair next fall.
Several of the boys arc going I
'(V Norman this week to the
State Track meet.
Friday evening Ihe seniors gave 1
their play, "Deacon Duhbn’’. li
proved so popular (hat they have
been asked to give It again Tues-
Lone Valley School
Crowd Is Expected Again
Forty child voice* sang in the
choir at the First Methodist
church last night when the .Inn-
lor-InterinMlIate of the Kpworth
League composed the choir for
the revival service. Miss Evelyn
Heutor sang a solo. "A Little
Talk with Jesus" and was roundly
applauded. The (llrl Evangelist,
Miss Ora Simmons, spoke on Hie
theme, "The Scarlet Thread,"
The subject for the sermon to-
night will he "Never Turn Hack."
The church was well filled wllh
Interested listeners again last
night and It Is exported that the
few remaining nights of the meet-
ing will see very great crowds.
The public Is Invited.
Tlie ploy, "That's One On Bill,"
a three ad comedy, will he given
at Lone Valley, May 1, at. 8
The fence and gales for the
yard are to he put up soon. Tills
will greatly help the appearance
of the ground equipment and Im-
The American Engle 4-H club
won first In the Model club con-
ies) at Calumet, Thursday and
will compete for county honors
at El Reno, Friday,
We have only one more week
of school left this term. Plan*
for the last day will lie an-
Itl.llW ON MEAD
Reno. Nev., (IP> He placed his
now Easter lop hat on his head
and started out for church when
tils wife grabbed his cane, hit
him over the head, crushed the
hat, and cried, "I'll give you your
Illy now!", John .1. (Human of
New York testified in court here
and was awarded a decree of di-
vorce from Millie liininnn.
DID YOU KNOW? - Illustrated Question Box
----ByR.J. SCOTT--— - —
Misses Miriam Jones and' Jane
Nave will he the overnight guests
Friday of the former'a alster, Miss
Charlotte Jones lit the Kappu
Kappa (innima sorority house In
Norman. They will upend Satur-
day and Sunday with friends at
the Alpha I’ht sorority house.
fRO<5£ CAN SURVlVE-
'Nrt'kouf food For
16 MONIES AND SNAKES
HAVE BEEN KNOWN T&
LIVE AFTER. 2. VEAR^
Copyright, IM1. hv PtM«d p|,*“ AMwlstion, 1st.
HAlLiToNeS SO LARQE.
VESSEL* AND HOUSE?
t CETTE / FRAN C* , IM4 >
J. ft florinim, president of the
Rock Island Railway company,
nnd L, (!. Krllell, Vlce-proslileiil
of the compauy, who were en
route from points In the South
tn their homes In Chicago, 111.,
were Kl Reno vlsltora Wednesday.
Miss Dalny Braden, Mrs, Frank |
MrCoy and Mrs. Clarence Braden
were Oklahoma Ctiy visitor* Wed-1
WHAT Is the official currency of
American currency is official In
Porto llteo, Spanish money la also
What Is th* shortest gamo of
bnsehull to history?
Tho shortest time for a gamo of
organized baseball was 51 minutes,
played by New York and Dhlladct*
plila National League Warn*, In
New York, on Sept, 29, 1919. Th*
score was; New York V, I’hdspeL
Tho "Minot* Mon"
Whero la th* fnmoua statue of
tbo "Minute Man”?
This statue Is situated near tho
brldgv at Concord, Mas*.
Lif* of Pstont*
What Is tho life of patents?
I’otoiit* or* In offset for I? yooio,
except patent* on detlgns, which
run for three *nd a half, seven or
14 years, according to the feo paid
by Hie applicant
Who was the first owner of Long
I’ctor Mlnult, a Gorman colonist,
and governor of New Netherlands,
pimlinsoil the entire Island from
th* Indiana In 102V for article* val-
ued at approximately |fi.
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