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MEETING LAST NIGHT INDICATES INDICATES CITIZENS WILL BACK MOVEMENT AMERICAN LEGION EXPRESSES WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST Everything Points to. Success of Drive to Raise Money for Cause Much enthusiasm marked the opening of the Boy Scout campaign for funds held last evening at the new headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce rooms. A splendid talk was-given by R. J. Stewart, general chairman,, who, outlined the work and stated that the campaign which will last one week, will be confined to the downtown district of the city, the chairman voicing the opinion that every manufacturer, merchant, doctor and lawyer as well * as all other men in the professional and business walks oC life should be interested interested in thia splendid work for joys. President A. J. Stukenberg told oC Imving met a gentleman yesterday, who said he and his wife ,saw two ads fishing In yellow creek, and the one lad held up a large fish and they commented on what a splendid sped- .nen it was and they asked him if he caught it. The lad replied "yes," and they were about to move on, when the little fellow said, "I think I should tell you that it was my pole and my lino and my hook, and 1 put :he worm on and put it into the water, but a big boy came along and pulled out the fish," Mr. Stukenberg Stukenberg said to this man "could you tell ne the name of the boy," and he said "yes" and he immediately recog- ilzed him as one of our Boy Scouts. "This," said Mr. ' Stukenberg, 'only goes to show and emphasize the boy scout law and creed. They are supposed to be clean and truthful truthful and honest lads." Legion Does Good Work One of the most encouraging things of the evening was the splendid splendid response of the American Legion. Commander Lloyd Larson camo with his fourteen nien stated that they were anxious and willing to work. They believe in the Boy Scout program and, not only would assist In raising the money) but also would furnish men later on to take charge of Boy Scout troops, The object of this pampalgpr is to raise sufficient money to employ a trained scout executive. The local scout council is negotiating now' with three'or four excellent men, and just as soott as tho campaign Is over and it is evidenced by the responses of financial support, that Freeport wants this executive, they will proceed immediately to engage one; This executive will have supervision supervision of the U. S. Grant Area which extends from Galena to. Savanna, A similar campaign is taking place In these nearby towns- to raise their quotas. In the past when it was necessary for any merit badges to be given, Scout leaders were obliged to send to New York for them, and if the boys or local council wanted any help or advice they were compelled to correspond correspond at this long distance. With a, trained leader on ; the ground he will help organize new'troops. Instead of having 437 boys in this Area which now prevails, it will be possible to bring the number up to one thousand or more. It has been a hard proposition i'or A. R. Buffln, the Rev. J. R. Pickells, Kenneth Knowlton, David Aurand and John R. Hawkins, to carry on this work without a trained scout leader and they are looking forward to hia coming with a great deal of happy anticipation. They deserve a great deal of credit for carrying on this work these many years in the splendid way they have. It is a really worth while work and is backed up "by'some' of the best men of the county. The officers are: Campaign Chairman — R. J. Stewart. President—A. J. Stukenberg. Vice president—E. L. Campbell. Vice president—Judge H. L. Heer. Vice president—R. G. Fuller. Treasurer—R. B 1 . Koenig. Scout Commissioner—Judge A. J. Clarity. ' • Executive board—J. R. Jackson, Rev.*,J. R. Pickells, F. F. Pepper, dine, Dr. C. B. Zipf. Rev. J. M. Egan, A. C. Emrich, Dr. W. J. Rid& out, Prof. F. W. Phillips, Freeport; Sam Meisneri Galena; C. W. Fischer, Savanna; Judge O. M. Grove,- Mt. Carroll. The Captains and workers are: Rotary Club Clark. J. Browne, captain; Paul

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 16 May 1928, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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