Four RjHf'Lines Will Trans-
The twa^braham Lincoln Friendship trains scheduled to pass through Iowa Thursday and Friday will carry about 40 carloads of food contributed by Iowans for European relief. The food is valued at about 325O.00O.
And that Unl all. said Ralph M. Delk of Dm Moines. stale director of the Christian Rural Ovoncaj Program (CROP).
CROP b sponsor of (he trains
which will move toward Chicago
•n Ihe Rock bland and Burling-
ion line*, starting on the former
About IS more can o( food, two
or three of Ihem from Iowa, alio
i were to move toward Chicago over
the Milwaukee line Thursday.
In addition. I wo or possibly three cara of food will go to Chteara over the North Western line Thura-day or Friday.
To Be Joined in One Train. The food moving on Ihe Milwaukee and North Western lines will not be on ipeclal trains, as will lhat going on the other two lines.
All of ihe food cara from the four linea will be Joined Into one ■rain for ihe trip from Chicago east.
,.4i which will travel the Rock Island line will originate at iCounell Bluffs.
It waa to arrive at Atlantic at 5:» p. m. and at Dei Moines at » p. m. Friday It will reach Iowa City at 1 a. m- and Davenport at 10 a. m.
The train which Ukea the Bur-jlington line will originate at Lincoln, Neb.
It will arrive at Creston al 7:30 [a. m. Friday, Otlumwa at 12:30 ■p. m. and Burlington at 4:30 p. m. [ Delk said about 26 can of food donated by lowana were attached lo the Rock Wand train at Council Bluffs.
They Included about 23 cara of i wheat and one car of dry beans.
To Pick Up Other Car*.
About 23 more can of food alio
ere attached at Council Bluffs.
They represented contributions
from Nebraaka and other states to
One ear Is expected to be added at Atlantic and six at Davenport.
Three of the latter six will be contributed by the American Friends (Quaker) Service. That would make a M-car train at It leaves Iowa.
The stops at Des Moines and Iowa City will b* made to give rest* dents an opportunity to see tbe train. However, a program was to be conducted al Dea Moines.
The Catholic War Service will add about six can of Iowa food to the Burlington lines train at Omaha. Another car will be added al Otlumwa.
The stops at Creston ana Burlington will be for program purposes only. This train is expected to be 71 cara long when It leave* Iowa.
Big Black Hawk Contribution.
The food lo go on the Milwaukee line from Iowa will be added by CROP.
At Denlson. one car will be sent on the North Western line, and one or two can of milk will be added farther on.
The mil); was purchased by CROP with cash contributions from school children throughout Iowa, along wilh church women and some Individuals.
Delk said Black Hawk county schools, includlnc Ihose al Waterloo, had contributed II.JM for the milk purchases. This waa tbe largest contribution.
However, the Le Claire grade school gave Ihe most on a per capita pupil basis. The nine pupils gave $8.
Dallas county school children contributed nearly $400 and Bremer county children 3330.
Some school children. Delk said,
gave their allowances from home.
-Adopts- HolUnd School.
Others contributed funds they had collected through taking subscriptions to magazines. Ihe money Intended originally to be used for school purposes.
One school in the Pclla area, which Delk could nol Identify, has "adopted" a school of similar slw in Holland.
md othen Joined the/lock
ne train m Council Bluff)
to^lde It ihroughf loaa.
>v. Robert D.«n| tnd bvlttd • Join but said he pfobofciy could i [ot. Delk said. Among; Unas. the Burlington line Ufcin will be John D. Metrler ofrchlcsgo. i tiooal director of C4TOP.
Originated in Nebraska.
The Lincoln Friendship Train
plan originated with contributions
gathered by the Geneva. Neb.
The club interested nearby communities in a similar project, and then CROP took It over-
CROP, sponsored by the Church World Service and the Lutheran World Relief, then cooperated with the Iowa Farm BU'«« *'*d-•ration in its Christian Christmas drlv.
The Faitn Bureau turfled over the funds collected In the drive lo CROP, the Catholic War service aod the American Friend serv.
These organiations purchased the food for European relief. To Carry Iowa State Flag. Des Moines—«V-Gov. Robert D. Blue's office has donated ao Iowa state flag for display on one section of the Abraham Lincoln Friendship Train which will cross lows Friday.
The flag has been sent to Los [ Angeles where it will be shown . with flags of most of the 47 other States in a special exhibition on the • newest food train for Europe. Services at Lincoln Tomb.
Springfield. 111. —(If— Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Oak Ridge cemetery and the old Wabash railroad depot where he said goodbye to Springfield were focal points Thursday as the nation observed his 139th birthday anniversary.
Traditional homage at the tomb was highlighted by the American Legion's 14th annual pilgrimage and wreath laying ceremonies.
Al the site where Lincoln de-livered his famous farewell address to Springfield eltUens in 1881. a special program signaled the start of a Friendship Train bearing hb name and laden with food contributions for Europe and
Gor. Dwight H. Green- In a prepared speech at the ceremony, said the Friendship Tram -la In full harmony wilh the Idealism thai our people assocU^t wilh the memory of Lincoln.-The Illinois train, traveling tbe route through the state »at Lincoln took- lo Washington, scheduled stops Thursday at Decatur. Tuscola and Chrisman in Illinois before moving on to Indianapoli*
National Commander James F. ONell of Manchester. N. H. declared at Ihe Legion's tomb observance that -invincible strength on the side of freedom" offered the ""only checkmate to tyranny." 1
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