boone working full speed to get full quota Full speed ahead!-
That's th^jwp of Boone county citizens to the/campaign to provide two carloads of corn for the Friendship train \^hich will arrive in Boone Nov. 13f
Since Monday noon, voluntary cash contributions of $-175 to local collection stations, have jumped the total of donations to well over $350, and the Farm Bureau and AAA committees start today to solicit both grain and cash from their members in the rural areas.-
Among "top donors in county organizations to date was the Boone Elks club which voted to give $100 to the fund to be used to purchase corn for the Friendship Train.-
Plan for Children
Today a new plan was being formulated through which children only will do their share towards filling the two carloads of grain.-
While their parents and other adults are giving their gifts to buy corn, the children will be giving their money to buy corn meal.-
The instructions for cash contributions will be given to pupils in all schools by their teachers, and the food committee emphasized that only children are to be included in the corn meal project.-
The committee's decision to adopt the plan was fostered by the^fact that since each donor's name will be included in the sacks of corn-meal, there will be an opportunity to cement real world friendship through correspondence which is expected to result from gifts.-
The corn meal is being sold to the committee at cost-seven cents per pound-by the Boone Cereal Company which has offered to pack the product in 100-pound water repellant sacks free of ohairge.-
Organizations throughout the county were getting behind the project and representatives from Minburn and Grand Junction are making arrangements to collect donations of cash to be converted into corn for the train.-
Wednesday and Thursday night, residents of Grant township are asked to make their cash o contributions when they come to the Boxholm city hall for the AAA sign up.-
Plan Big Program
At the noon meeting today, the food committee made arrangements to contact Des Moines radio stations to cover the arrival of the jj Friendship Train, and began planning the big program which will herald the train's arrival.-
All students of Boone public will be dismissed Thurs-^, Nov. 13, in time to witness th\ festivities taking place during the one-hour visit in Boone.-
Bands from local schools and organizations from Napier, Jordan, Ogden, Madrid and other surrounding communities have been invited to participate in the planned parade.-
Boone county residents desiring to contribute grain are requested to bring their offerings to the E. H. Felton Feed Company in Boone.-
Cash donations in Boone may be made at the Citizen's National Bank, Boone State Bank and Miller's Drug. In Ogden, Madrid and other communities, gifts may be taken to the nearest bank.-
25 Cars at Start
Information received from Los Angeles indicates that the original five cars which were to start the train on its way cross-country has now grown to 25 cars, with even tiny towns bordering on Death Valley pooling together to load a boxcar.-
As the "Friendship" project continues to ''snowball" its way to greater proportions it is anticipated that many cities throughout central Iowa will send their cars to Boone to be added to_-
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