Oftumwa, - Iowa
e Begins Here To Send 60,( "Meals To Europe On Friendship Train
The d$Ve to raise funds for a carload fofJbod to be added to the AbrahaJjn L|nci)ln Friendship train here is undia way.-
Donations|»vdll be received at the Chamberf of Commerce. Persons in ruralfareas may turn them in to township Farm Bureau directors, if unable to come to Ot-tumwa.-
Checks should be made payable to the "Abraham Lincoln Train Fund.-
School children throughout the county are asked to bring 15 cents (the cost of a can of) milk) to school Monday or Tuesday. In^ Ottumwa, this will be collected from school principals by the school board office.-
All donations must be turned into the Chamber office by noon on Wednesday.-
William Copeland, chairman of
the civic affairs committee of the Chamber, said his committee is' attempting to contact every business and organization, every church group and club, and every professional man in the community, to raise money for the food for Europe.-
It will be the quickest campaign of recent years. Most of the contact will be by telephone.-
The train will stop in Ottumwa at 12:30 p.. m. Friday, February 1(3. It will stay for half an hour. Allen Woods of the Burlington railroad said the train will be at the depot, and can be seen by all.-
The food collected by the Abraham Lincoln train will go to the east coast, where it will be transshipped to Europe and distributed by already organized united church agencies.-
Copeland said Ottumwa must
raise enough money ' buy a J
carload of food. He sayfl it is the committee's desireyto send food processed and n«fcked locally. What the ca# will contain will depend upon the amount of money raised.-
It is expected that the car will include a' large amount of Mor-rell's Snack, and other canned food products. John Morrell & Co. has offered to contribute a substantial per cent of the total cost.-
Every dollar contributed will buy a day's food for someone in Europe who is otherwise not getting an adequate diet. If Ottum-wan's raise enough money for a 30,000-pound car, it will provide over 60,000 meals at standards better than those at present effective in Europe -
None :of cKe money raised local--
w___fve to be paid for frel
The committee met Thursday afternoon .on short notice, at the Chamber at Commerce office. [ While itfjgCi in| session, the Woman's Socfetylfoi Christian Servicei of the FiiBt IMethodist churcl# sent a dona^onfcf $50, the first p i be received.--
Members of the committee^ in, addition to Copeland, are J. R. Jones of the American Legion; , Iloff Allender, Ottumwa Tent &i Awning Co.; Leon Lyle, American 1 Home Finding association; John; R. Rukgaber, Farm bureau; E. E. ; I Dickey, National Farm Loan asso- ; jciation; Jack Neighbor of Weston ; Cain Insurance Co.; James Taylor, Jr., of Townsend Methods; P. J. Larrabee and William Evans of j John Morrell & Co.; Allen Woods of the Burlington; Frank Pedrick -
of Pedrick & Thorne; Ray Cooper I of Cooper appliance store; Reg I Wellman of Phoenix Insurance | Co.; Chester Miller of the Milwau- f kee; John R. Meagher, city commissioner; J. E. Mick, county» treasurer; Richard J. Sherry and ¦ C. A. Phillips of the Chamber of! Commerce; H. R. Bartman of the j Farm bureau; Kenneth Swink of; the Boy Scouts; Ray L. Kaufman, i of Iowa-Illinois Gas & Electric \ Co. and president of the chamber, and W. C. Powell of the Courier.-
Radio station KBIZ is announcing the campaign at frequent intervals. School children in rural schools wil not have an opportunity to be informed of the campaign in school, because of the teachers' meeting Monday. However, he said, they may bring the ; 15 cents to school anyway, to be collected by the teachers and turned in Tuesday . night or Wednesday morning.-
He said other towns in the vicinity are being contacted in case they wish to contribute to the car to be coupled into the ±rain here.--?-
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