Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, Wood River Relief...
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, Wood River Relief Distribution Head Asks Cooperation Committee Investigates till Cases Closely^ She ' ,,. Sayg WOOD RIVER, Deo. 19.—Warning to Wood River citizens to send to relief headquarters anyone who came to their dobrs asking aid was Issued today by M*s. M. P. Manning of the Woman's club welfare committee, which is performing the task of distribution for the local relief organization. Mrs. Manning advUed that the relief committee was doing all In Its power to Investigate cases of applications for aid-to determine whether or not they were worthy. , At the same time she discounted the usual rumors that help was being wasted on families who did not require It. The Investigating committee goes Into each home, she said, to determine the amount of help needed^ It also Inquires among neighbors; Defeat Own Purpose. Those who do give personal kid to applicants because they believe the comnuttoe in not carrying on its worK 0ftMa«xly are only defeating then- own MirpOM. that of giving half, frtwra It t» n«ded, she said. .lire. Manning riiad a number of ^S^rVtW 1 * ••-nawtew," people who had Mrawd In Wood River on their trawlc about the country In SWOB of a plaea wber* -th«y could make ta wstart living, had applied for harp la Wood River homes, giving the excuse that they had been turned away from relief headquarters, Honor Official Slip*. she also warned local business men not to honor any requisition slips for groceries and clothing except those made out on the official blanks of the relief committee Several Instances have occurred, she stated, where persons have applied for aid from business men saying they had authority from the relief committee. Some had received help, she said. The official requisition is signed by the entire committee. So far the Investigation committee has gone Into 225 cases All applications for aid at homes should be referred to relief head- quarteraj-Jflrs. Manning advised.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 19 Dec 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 21

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