Summary of RC work from all of 1943

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was the used by a after under the He to was said. accident, Hanover rink couple was and the car. the RED CROSS HAS BUSY WAR YEAR IN MS COUNTY the of human of much That the Adams county Red Cross made and shipped 3,921 garments and articles ranging from children's children's sweaters to army kit bags and that the home service activities of the Red Cross have increased tremendously during the last year were among the facts revealed Thursday evening at the annual meeting of the board of directors of the county Red Cross held in court house. A total of 2,550 garments were shipped for civilian wax relief during during 1943. There were 678 garments shipped for use by the armed forces and 693 kit bags were shipped. garments for the armed forces included included 99 army sweaters, 102 army mufflers, 94 army helmets, 26 pairs of army socks, 105 navy sweaters, navy scarfs, 133 navy helmets and 109 navy watch caps. All of the articles were knitted by volunteer women throughout the county. The garments for civilian war relief relief were sewed and knitted articles and included for women, 20 dresses, 134 sweaters, 160 night gowns, 55 bed jackets, 195 blouses, 330 slips, 200 petticoats, and five shawls. Girls' clothes included 53 dresses, 40 skirts, 250 blouses, 260 slips, and 180 night gowns. Boys' articles included 30 shirts and 100 night shirts. Men's articles included 25 sweaters, and 140 hospital bed shirts. Home Service Reports The volunteer women also made 190 operating gowns, 90 children's sweaters, 68 children's suits and 25 layettes. Mrs. LeRoy H. Winebrenner Winebrenner gave the production report. Home service cases increased to 861 during the period from April to December 1, Miss Margaret McMillan, McMillan, executive secretary of the Red Cross, reported. There were 681 cases involving service men, 84 concerning ex-service men and 106 civilians. The county office of the Red Cross made 397 office interviews. 163 home visits and 48 reference visits to complete the records in the cases. Home service activities will increase, increase, Miss McMillan said, with Red Cross now charged with care of soldiers' families until their allocations begin and with caring for needy wounded soldiers until their pensions begin. During the last ten months the home service division spent nearly $1,700 including including $246 in loans to soldiers which are being paid back. Several hundred hundred dollars were loaned to soldiers' families during the period, which also being paid back. Long distance phone calls which were necessary to check on many of the cases $124.50 and telegrams cost $399.23. Kit Bag's and Junior Work Mrs. P. J. McGlynn reported on the production of kit bags and that nearly $200 is available from donations to fill kit bags as soon as additional material is received to make the bags. Reports were presented on first aid and accident prevention classes at Delone high school for 48 nuns teaching in Adams county and other first aid classes and on life saving and safety classes held at Gettysburg college and Camp Nawakwa. Mrs. Margaret Beitler, executive (Please Turn to Page 7) j

Clipped from The Gettysburg Times31 Dec 1943, FriPage 1

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)31 Dec 1943, FriPage 1
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