Good Deed - Fenstermacher

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Good Deed - Fenstermacher - Former Muskoaefi Waif Is NowJoplinYMCA Charge A...
Former Muskoaefi Waif Is NowJoplinYMCA Charge A bright faced boy, neatly dressed, heattby and proaperonb, walked Into the office of C. H. Fenatermacher thlj morning. TDon't yon know me, Mr. Fenater­ macher?" the youngater ashed wtat- fuUy. But BIr. Fenatermacher did not remember him. until the boy gave hla name. It waa "Bill" Johnson, abt montba ago a homeless waif <r It bout a Job or friends, now holding a good Job In Joplln, Mo. The iKiy who Is Of teen years of age, was paroled from Judge Miller's court laat aummer after a tar-ner nea- ESruahy Mountain had accused him of theft. Mr. Fenatermacbfer and oth- tra found tbe lad In court and befriended befriended him, asserting that he had not stolen and that there was no evidence evidence to the effect that he had. Ho waa paroled and tbe Case waa finally dismissed. "BUI" drifted to MuskOgee from no one knows where. He washed dishes at the Velvet for his meals ind slept vkherever he could find a place to 6leep, moat of the time on plies oi per and rubblah outside tbe newspaper newspaper offices. His mother was dead and his father had deserted hlra. The boy had no friends. job and worked uptll he could get some clothea and tmtll na nart a little little money saved. Then he wanted to go to Joplln, where he had heard his lather waa living. Mr. Fenatermacher gave the boy a letter to the secretary ot the Y. M. C. A. In Joplln and within within half an hour ahcr the boy reached tifat place he had .work, through the T. M. C. A. In a Joplln department .'itore. He still holds that place and lives at the T. M. C. A. The boy 's father is living In Jop­ lln. He Is married and "Bill" visits the family but will not 'Ive with them. The boy la a Wyandotte Indian Indian with a valtiable allotment that be was cheated out of. The Indian agency Is now working in an effort ^o ie!;ain some of the property. And "Bill" is happy. "It Just shows," says Mr. Fenster- rracher, "the contrast between the town with the Y. M. C. A. and without without one. Here we had to wait until tbe courts got the boy before we could get hold nt him. There the Y. Al. C. A. wn.i brought in touch with him at once and for his la.stlng good. ' * Don't uhlnk less of your system than I you doof your house. Give ^ a thor- When Mr. Fenstermacher found the ounh cleansing, to<i. Take Hoods' S;ir- youngster he was provided with » saparlll; .

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  1. Muskogee Times-Democrat,
  2. 10 Feb 1914, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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