Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - Wood River town Relief Commission Is Serving...
Wood River town Relief Commission Is Serving 670 Office Manager Reports ;0n Activities to City Woman's Club WOOD RIVER, Dec. 7 — Six hundred seventy families in Wood JWver township are being served by the Township Emergency Relief Commission, Mrs. M. P. Manning office manager of the commission and welfare chairman of the Wood River Woman's Club told the latter organization Tuesday night at its annual welfare meeting. Following a program of music and motion pictures furnished by both local and out-of-town artists, Mrs. Manning made a report of the work being done by the relief commJialon «nd the organization under it. She described the structure of the organization Itself, pointing out that neither the township nor county organization handled any money directly, but merely forwarded forwarded to the nitnois Emergency Relief Commission invoices for mu' tertal distributed. /Mrs. Manning said 100 barrels of flour, 1300 quarts of milk, 4000 l°«vc» o' bread, and 828 cakes are distributed monthly among the township's unemployed. A total of 1025 days' work was distributed among 350 men in November, while 75-widows and 50 disabled men were being furnished with orders for groceries groceries and clothing also, seventv- flve persons were given medlcalfa'id last month and 10 medical prescriptions prescriptions were issued., . As As distributing agents for the National Red. Cross the relief commission commission issued 2380% yards of clothing clothing material, 14 dozen diapers, 102 yards of flannelette, a dozen Infant shirts, 20 dozen pairs of men's heavy socks, 20 dozen pairs of men's medium weight socks, and 36 dozen pairs of women's hose. Church and other organizations now are making up 650 yards of material into garments, garments, Mrs. Manning stated. Coal totalling 235 tons, 47 tone of coke, and 30 loads of firewood passed passed through the commission's hands In the past month. Mrs. Manning also reportefl that the -welfare committee of the Woman's Woman's Club had furnished 20 gallons of soup daily to the schools to furnish furnish hot lunches for the needv children. Beds, bedding, and other necessary necessary household articles donated to the relief organization by citizens also were distributed, and tne Girl Scouts Have been working on baby layettes. "The Human Wonder," a motion picture depicting the rehabilitation of mental cases in the Illinois State institutions, furnished through Rodney Brandon of the State Department Department of Public Welfare, was shown by L. C. Weise ana Ronald Bigger, Dr. S. H. Allen and Miss Frances Davis gave a cornet duet. ., Dr. AJ,- ,lcn also sang two' sele'ctlohsi a,c~' Jcompanled by Miss Louise Bartlett, and with 'cell obligate by Miss Davis. Davis. The Harmony Four men's quartet quartet of Granite City, accomponied by Mrs. William Thomas, furnished furnished a group of songs, including a neero spiritual and an encore. The personnel of the quartet is Emlyn Evans, William Thomas, Finis Finis Whitten, and Gene Nelson. Mrs. Manning was in charge of the meeting and introduced the participants on the program. The club voted to send- $10 to the Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society, and $5 to the Chicago Woman's Center. a a n

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 07 Dec 1932, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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