Mail Sheldon, Iowa
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SIOUX DONATES $13,000 TRAIN OF FRIENDSHIP
Trains With 62 Cars
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Mr. H. Moret^ secretary and treasurer of the Friend-shop Train fund, Wednesday noon sent the last contributions from Orange City to Mr. William Keenan, chairman of the Council. Bluffs committee handling the money fo^f^od and wheat purchase! ii western Iowa. Orange City's contributions really made a total to be proud of—$4,189.58. This <vas collected in donations ranging from $1.00 to $150 from individuals and a thousand dollar check from one of the town's growing businesses.
The contributions from, the various churches in Orange CXy were as follows:
First Christian----- 399
Union Meeting -__ 263
It is estimated that the Orange City fund bought one carload of wheat processed for overseas ship-men, and adided to the lra.n early today at ^ Council Bluffs.
County Total Large Mr. John Hymans of Hull, the gentleman who really started the Friendship Train drive in Sioux County, reported late Tuesday that Boyden, Hull, Rock Vailey, and Sioux Center raised $8,792.55 for food purchases. The to al money donated by the people of Sioux Center was above $13,000 by Wednesday noon. Mrs. M. D. Van Oosterhout, a member of the Iowa Citizens' Food Comm.ttee, has kept in close touch with Mr. Hymans at Hull and with Mr. Keenan at Council Bluffs during the weekend campaign for funds. The report comes back from Council Bluffs that Sioux County alone added about three cars of food to the Frienship T.ain early thus morning.
Train is Growing
The Friendship Train of several cars that left the west coast November 9, had grown to 62 cars, divided in o two trains by the time it reached . Omaha late this Wednesday. Eleven cars were added to the tra.n as it went thiough Nebraska. It is estimated that about .hat many cars will be added to the Train at Omaha and Council Bluffs, but the contributions from Sioux County are of record proportions.
The Friendship Train will make stops at Boone, Ames, Marshall-town, Cedar Rap ds, and Clinton, wuh Des Moines adding a carload of evaporated milk, Cedar Rapids rolled oats, and other communi-1*^*4 wheat and corn products pro-icessed for overseas shipment.
The train will continue to the east coast where the food will be Immed ately taken to Europe. Experienced relief units will distribute the food to the most desperate sections of the continent. —Orange City Capital.
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