Two Negro boy» were up early today to welcome Ihe Abraham JJnroIn Frlend-hlp train which rolled Into lowm City, above, ai l:« o'clock (hi. morning. They were Steve Ferguson. ". and h,. brother. Lev lir. 9. sou o( Mr. and Mr*. W. C, Ferguson. 118 East Burlington street, at left below. Chatting briefly with them l» Ralph Delk. Iowa director of the Christian rural oversea* program (CROP) which apnav sored the food train for Europe. Mr. Delk n>de Ihe train acroM Io"*n from Council Bluff*- Two other boys who were at the Iowa City station early this morning to see the train were Lester Kaeser. It, .on Of Ur. and Ufa. Lester Kaewr, 831 Webster Street, and Paul Smith. IS. ton of -Mrs. B. Smith, tt$ South Canton street, both at right. (preaa-Cltlxen Pftoua hy^a^ard Sw«t).
TRAIN LEAVES IOWA TODAY
No Ceremony Here j As 30 Food Cars ! Make Morning Stop
1 First section of tne Abi.ilinM Lincoln friendship train completed Its run across lova today at 11:29 a.m.. about an hour and a half behind schedule.
According to the Associated Press, the train had 30 can <-l food for Europe when It left Iowa i at Davenport.
There was no cerof»ony when th« train arrived In Iowa City a half hour behind schedule at 7:33. a. m. this morning, but a fert school children were at the sta* lion to see the train com* in. Nil cars were added to the train here*
At Df» Moines, the atop before Iowa City, there was no ceremony but Alien Whitfield, vicc-preal* of the Chamber of Commerce. « at the atalion to talk to Ralpt Delk. IOM-a field director of thi
■ Christian Rural Overseas progran (which i* sponsoring the train.
Mr. Pelk rode the train fron J Its starting point at CoVnci
■ Blurts. , Ih Atlantic the niayor, CassJ
county farm bureau president Chamber of Commerce president and president of the Iowa emergency livestock collection commit tee spoke briefly lo a welcoming ceremony.
A second section of the train, traveling over the Burlingb route in southern Iowa was sehed-Ulod to slop at Burlington at 4:30 p. m. teday. in Omaha. Edwin Randall, public reutions director (Or the train, said the combined cargo would include «t ka.it 5W carloads of food by the time Uic train reflChcfljhe^isW.UHTpr------■
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Caption reads: Two Negro boys were up early today to welcome the Abraham Lincoln Friendship train which rolled Into lowa City, above, at 7:35 o'clock this morning. They were Steve Ferguson, 11, and his brother Leslie, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C, Ferguson, 116 East Burlington street, at left below. Chatting briefly with them is Ralph Delk, Iowa director of the Christian rural overseas program (CROP) which sponsored the food train for Europe. Mr. Delk rode the train across Iowa from Council Bluffs. Two other boys who were at the Iowa City station early this morning to see the train were Lester Kaeser, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kaeser, 831 Webster Street, and Paul Smith, 13, son of -Mrs. B. Smith, 726 South Clinton street, both at right.
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