Mrs M F Manning

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It's Cars or Groceries For Wood River Jobless A WOOD RIVER, March 16.— it a either their groceries or their automobiles for local men receiving aid from the Wood River unemployment unemployment relief committee, S. A. Montgomery, Montgomery, president, told 70 of them at a meeting In relief headquarters Monday. No longer can local men expect to drive their cars and receive aid irom the committee, Montgomery told them. And Mrs. P. M. Mann- Ing, who, as chairman of the Wood River Woman's Club welfare committee, committee, has charge of distribution at the relief headquarters, bore him out. "We don't mind If they keep their oars," she aald, "as Jong as they don't use them, especially for pleasure. pleasure. But we can't be expected to continue giving them money for food, only to have them spend the money on gasoline and oil. And If they have enough funds to operate a car, then they shouldn't be applying applying to us for aid." She pointed out that many donors toward the relief fund—men who had pledged portions of their wages for It—had no cars, and had to walk to and from their work. "It places the relief organization In an awkward position, and it la wrong to be taking donations from men who are doing without then- cars, and using them to aid others who refuse to do without them," she went on. She recalled one Incident of a man with a wife and nine children who, she had learned, was driving his family about in his car. "I called him in and questioned him about the reports. He said someone had given him the money for gasoline and oil, and added that what he did with the money wasn't any of our business. "Of course I had to tell him that It was our business, and that if he continued -driving his car, he couldn't expect any more aid from us." Another incident she recalled was that of a man who took a relief committee order to a grocery store and asked the grocer to cash it instead instead of filling it with food. He said he wanted to buy gas and oil. Those who used their cars to hunt jobs also have met disapproval of the relief organizations authorities, Mrs. Manning said. Borne had been found driving to and from their work for the city, furnished them through cooperation with the relief organization. These men also must discontinue their practice, she stated. She added that many had told her they were using their cars for hauling, and had been earning money that way, "We encourage this," she said, "but when men are obtaining income income from other sources, we cannot be expected to aid them as much New Douglas Pays $9842, EDWARDSVILLE, MARCH 16 — (Special) — New Douglas taxpayers taxpayers made a payment of $9,842.32 on thlr taxes this year, official figures indicate. Tills netted Gordon G Olive, collector of that township $196.84 commission. The township was charged with $13,120.18, leaving a balance of $3,277.83 $3,277.83 to be collected on the second second installment payable to the County treasurer. 58 at Baptist Council Meeting in Wood River WOOD RIVER, March l«-Flfty eight delegates attended the Alton Baptist council meeting held In the Wood Klver Baptist church Monday night. Dr. N. J. Hilton of Alton gave the address of the evening. evening. A quartet composed of Mrs. Don Williams, Mrs. Boy Thompson, Mrs. John Show, and Mrs, Glenn Butler sang. Mrs. Don Williams also sang an alto solo. Mrs. Troy Kcsslnger was piano accompanist. 85 Attend Silver Tea Of Wood River Club's Executives WOOD RIVER, March 16-Elghty five women attended the silver tea sponsored by the executive committee committee of the Wood River Woman's Olub for club members at the homo of Mrs. W. I. Jolley, Tuesday afternoon. afternoon. During the afternoon artists from both Edwardsvllle and Wood River furnished a music program. Mrs. Arnold Pfafflln of this city played a group of piano selections. Mrs. E. H. Stolze of Edwardsvule sang "The Spirit Flower," "Love's Springtime," and "Serenade." Miss Veva June Appel played the violin obltgato in the last selection. "Homing," "Pussy Willows," and "When the Sun Sets In Ireland" composed a second group of songs by Mrs. Stolre. Miss Appel played a violin group which Included "Hope," "Gypsy love Song," and "Fiddlln" the Piddle." Executive board members served as hostesses during the afternoon. Mrs. Gertrude Qunnlson and Mrs. H. P. Stoeckel poured at a table decorated with green tapers and golden calendula.

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 16 Mar 1932, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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