Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - 1930, 300 Baskets Go out to Wood River Families...
1930, 300 Baskets Go out to Wood River Families WOOb RIVER, Dec. !W.-Morc than 800 Wood River homes were supplied with Christmas baskets inoludlfag toys' as welt as food thorugh the local relief committee according to Mrs. M. F. Manning chairman of the Woman's Club welfare committee, to whohi the task of distribution work was assigned assigned by the relief organization. Too busy even to stop and take count of the work they had done already, the women on the welfare welfare committee worked all day Tuesday and Wednesday, and far Into Thursday distributing the baskets baskets of food which had been purchased purchased with .the relief committee's money or donated by various organizations. organizations. , Standard Oil Co. distributed baskets baskets to the 350 children who attended attended their party Tuesday evening evening at the East Alton-Wood River Community High School gymnasium gymnasium while the welfare committee took care of 52 families who did not have children old enough to attend the party. in connection with the committee's committee's relief activities Mrs. Manning announced that 52 men had been given work for two days each at $3 per day, spreading cinders on the city streets, while eight women had secured positions. So far the committee has been furnishing food supplies for 140 families and has been giving food to 126 persons at the headquarters. Thenceforth, Mrs. Manning announced announced today, food will be distributed distributed only on Monday, Wednesday Wednesday and Friday. The women on the committee have been spending so much time on the welfare work that they have 'had little left for ihe care of their homes, and now that the largest of their work is over and they have made a survey of what they have to do, they are arranging their program. mas dinner patty and family re fe h h°r r °/ thcir 8 °» c »" *A ,. ^uroed on a visit H nwJS c?" enllst ment with the United stairs Navy m Ni ragua. Mr< '" Mrs - ^rest Qulnn ' Shlrley •*««' « ancl Mr ' ftnd M ' Mngulrc and daughter, June Arden, constituted the fam ily group. , • Mr. and Mrs. Jules Kocher, sr, were host and hostess at Christmas 2V.A 0 thelr Children and grandchildren. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Moore and children of Fosterburg, .Mr., and Mrs. Harry uirleh and children 'T 1 ","' and Mtv » nd Mrs ' Kochcr and children fo River. There were 12 grand- Children present. Mr. and Mrs. Fenton Sollday were host and hostess at a dinner dinner party at their home Chrlst- «, a tu dft r Mr - and »*»• Ralph Webb of Alton, Mrs. 0. W. Arnott of Texas and Mr. and Mrs. s. A. Montgomery of Wood River were Quests. Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thurman entertained.- with dinner at noon Christmas day, Mrs. Nora Namby, William Hagerman and Miss Hazel Hagerman fo Alton were guests Miss Lucille Burrls was a 8 o'clock dinner guest at the Thurman home Mrs. Fred Penning was hostess to her children at a 6 o'clock turkey dinner at her homo on sixth street and Penning avenue Christmas. Those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berry and son, Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berry and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Comflled and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Penning, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Plggott and children, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Penning and 5f n eve Mr. in

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 26 Dec 1930, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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