News-Republican Boone, Iowa 1947
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Boon County Yes, prepar donations from eve: with Boone
ty is on its way. e Friendship Train save the west coast, e been pouring in pot in the county, reporting $1,125 in
cash contributions, and Ogden and Madrid officials stating that those towns would be well over their original quotas.-
The first report from the farm organizations shows that one section of one of the county's 17 townships gave $35 as its part toward feeding the hungry of Europe.-
Highest personal donation listed so far was made by a stranger who heard members of the food committee discussing the drive on a street corner, walked down the street to a bank and put $25 on the counter to help this "wonderful idea.-
Organization contribution's not previously listed include: Legionnaire club, $100; Moose, $100; Eagles, $50; residents of the Swedish Old Peoples Home, $37.50; Red Cross, $25, and Women's Union, Baptist Church, $10.50.-
The amount collected does not include the results of solicitation in the rural areas, or in the Boone business district, which will be completed Saturday. All donations must be in by Monday.-
LeMars has joined the, number of cities interested in sending carloads of food to be added to the' Friendship Train as it stops in
Boone at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13th.-
Food committee officials today stated that the two carloads of corn which had been set as the county goal seems assured, and although not desiring to pledge contributions which cannot be met, the growing response to the Friendship Train plan indicates thvat perhaps two more will be added to the original quota.-
Council Bluffs has reported two carloads of grain already purchased; Des Moines is sending one carload of milk, while Ames is working for three carloads of food. Cedar Rapids plans to give six to eight cars of oat cereal, and Clinton has also been working on a large donation.-
"Just because we are getting into the final stages of the project is no reason for any person to neglect making his contribution," said Fred Appenzeller, chairman.-
"The more we are able to collect, the better our showing will be," he said, "and we want to keep Boone ahead of all cities of its size in the nation." Parade Plans
Meanwhile, parade plans were rapidly moving ahead with six bands already scheduled to take part in what will be one of largest
events of its kind ever held in Boone.-
School children, patriotic groups, National Guard, and all other citizens are invited to join in the parade, and to witness the ceremonies in wlhich the carloads of corn will be presented to the officials of the Friendship Train.-
The special entertainment car and several other cars of the train will be switched to the Chicago and North Western Moingona spur and will stop between Carroll and Greene streets where moviestars and other celebrities will appear.-
Arrangements are being made with the highway patrol to handle the throngs of people to be in Boone Nov. 13, and merchants will put out their flags to honor the train.
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